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Postby ..... » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:25 am

This is actually pretty funny and I'd thought I'd share it.

My friends in my league always play their stars no matter what they are doing at the time such as A-Rod and Abreu and stuff. I was getting so fed up with my team that I just started benching people that were pissing me off. Shawn Green and Mike Sweeney were playing like crap early on. I then offered them in a few trades and was extremely close to getting one done. It fell through at the last second. However, the next day Sweeney went 2 for 4 or something with a homerun and Green goes 4 for 4. The next day Sweeney hits another homerun. They started to turn it around.

A few days later I realized how badly Vernon Wells was killing me so I got fed up with him and benched him. He went 2 for 5 with a RBI double that night. The next day I play him he racks up a few hits and smacks a homer the next day.

Tejada had been killing me since the season started and I just didn't bench him because I had no viable backup. He came up 0 for 4 or something in a Sox game a few nights ago. While talking to one of my friends I distictly said "if this freakin guy doesn't get a hit he's on the bench." Next pitch...homerun over the Green Monster.

It seems like whoever I threaten to bench seems to wake up and turn it around. I call it the Steinbrenner Theory because we all know how impatient George gets when his stars are playing like crap. He'll deal for a new star immeadiately. Though I wouldn't do something ridiculous with one of my slumping stars, I do not hesitate to bench them and so far it's worked out for me big time. My friend is getting mad because he tried the same thing and Abreu still played like crap. :-b

I am currently sending Brian Giles to the bench and am not going to insert him into my starting lineup until he does something that deserves it.
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Postby Hyde » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:31 am

I sure am glad that you are benching Giles, because I refuse to bench him and I need him to start hitting. You better not be pulling my leg, he better be on your bench tomorrow.
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Postby Quaker » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:32 am

I hope it works. Do you have Arod too? Bench him if you do.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:33 am

sorry guys that was me who posted this...forgot to sign in. giles will most definately be on my bench tomorrow. an no sorry i don't have a-rod but i wish i did cuz i need him to do better...me being a yankee fan and all :-D
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Postby Madison » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:31 am

Do you own Huff and/or Mussina?

If yes, then please bench them too. :-D
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:52 am

LOL. Awesome post.

Could you bench Kearns for me? Thanks. ;-D
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Postby tal1286 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:32 pm

i have an idea, trade for abreu, then bench him, then trade him back to your friend. this will help him and finally get me out of 6th place
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Postby Runningman » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:40 pm

This is awesome. Giles got a home run today. Please get O. Cabrera on your team and then bench him for me.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:47 pm

WharfRat wrote:LOL. Awesome post.

Could you bench Kearns for me? Thanks. ;-D


Lol, I'll 2nd that notion. Maybe being demoted to the 6th spot will lite a fire under his A$$. :-o
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Postby mtarail » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:01 am

Sweet! If you have Webb or Koch, please bench them.
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