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Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby Bosy Billups » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 am

Okay, we all know that he is a "troubled" individual, has a temper, etc. However, he has shown some great signs of turning it around. I've picked him up in a keeper and plan on keeping him.

And you know what, he is actually someone to root for. His dad is in jail for murder, he was drafted as a football stud but decided on baseball, and more. Check out this if you want to read more:

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2005/10/6/14948/3847

BUT, as far as fantasy is concerned, I've followed him for 4 years now, and he has always been labeled as someone with one of the most impressive baseball skills in the game. I remember Peter Gammons being asked last year who were you most impressed by in Spring Training, and you can guess who he said.

Perhaps moving to Washington, and having a mentor like Dimitri Young will help him hone in on his enormous potential.

I'm a buyer.
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:55 am

Also he has 5 kids with 4 wifes, and a lot of child support.

Now he is a role model.
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby swyck » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:13 am

And you know what, he is actually someone to root for.


He is nobody to root for. I can't believe you actually think that. :-t
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby Bosy Billups » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:50 am

swyck wrote:
And you know what, he is actually someone to root for.


He is nobody to root for. I can't believe you actually think that. :-t


Root for to turn it around, not applaud his past behavior. At 24 years old, he is certainly young enough to turn it around. ;-D
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby shoelessjoetara » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm

I agree with rooting for him. Josh Hamilton was very bad off and he has turned his life around.
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby woodson_28 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:03 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Also he has 5 kids with 4 wifes, and a lot of child support.


wow, sounds like he's in competition with Travis Henry. http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/08/ ... nine-diff/
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby stevekahuda » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:00 pm

shoelessjoetara wrote:I agree with rooting for him. Josh Hamilton was very bad off and he has turned his life around.

He seems like an absolutely terrible human being.


http://blogs.tampabay.com/breakingnews/ ... junct.html

This is right up there with Brett "The Woman Beater" Myers.

As far as his talent, he'll probably self destruct in a couple of weeks anyway. He makes Milton Bradley look like a Buddhist Monk.
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Re: Elijah Dukes - The time may be now

Postby swyck » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:42 am

shoelessjoetara wrote:I agree with rooting for him. Josh Hamilton was very bad off and he has turned his life around.


Not the same thing at all IMO. Not even nearly the same ballpark of life turning around, unless you're one of those guys that equates drug users being as bad as violent people.

I'm not saying he can't turn things around, and people have been known to do that. I'm just saying there is no reason to root for Dukes. He's not a good guy, and that is one criteria I have for rooting for people. Of course I picked him up in two leagues, so in a sense I hope he has turned it around, but he's still a scumbag until proved otherwise. :-[
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