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Postby wrveres » Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:16 pm

trevisc wrote:
wrveres wrote:and he was taking a Salary Cut to go to Cincy too remember .. ;-D "His words".. not mine


Yeah..looks like the only one getting cut is the reds!


don't forget those legs ... those legs keep getting cut too ... ;-D
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Madison » Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:47 pm

Tribe-Fan wrote:I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls. I didn't make out, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week.


The Natural was a good movie. ;-D
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Tribe-Fan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:50 pm

Madison wrote:
Tribe-Fan wrote:I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls. I didn't make out, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week.


The Natural was a good movie. ;-D


I was wondering if anyone was going to pick that up.
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Madison » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:01 pm

Tribe-Fan wrote:
Madison wrote:
Tribe-Fan wrote:I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls. I didn't make out, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week.


The Natural was a good movie. ;-D


I was wondering if anyone was going to pick that up.


You betcha ;-)

Actually, after the first line "I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls." Roy Hobbs asked "How did you make out?" The reply was "Didn't, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week."

Sad that I remember that much, but it was a very good movie. :-)
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Postby LCBOY » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:13 pm

I loved the fat kid that was the bat boy. I think he had like one line in the movie when Roy Hobbs asked him to pick out a winner (a bat) for him.
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Tribe-Fan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:58 pm

Madison wrote:
Tribe-Fan wrote:
Madison wrote:
Tribe-Fan wrote:I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls. I didn't make out, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week.


The Natural was a good movie. ;-D


I was wondering if anyone was going to pick that up.


You betcha ;-)

Actually, after the first line "I once placed a bet on 3 pitched balls." Roy Hobbs asked "How did you make out?" The reply was "Didn't, but I ruined the guy on another deal the next week."

Sad that I remember that much, but it was a very good movie. :-)


Well, since I was writing in the first person, it would have been tough to ask myself that question without looking like I had a split personality disorder. But yes, it is a great film. The most recent time I have seen it was at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it does not get much better then that.
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:10 pm

Tribe-Fan wrote: The man is only 34....


34 to you and me is still a young guy.

This is 34 in baseball years.

Think about it the way we do with animal lifespans. A really long life is 100 years. A really long baseball life is 20 years, say from age 20 to 40. So while 1 dog year = 7 human years, 1 baseball player year =5 average human years.

Griffey is in his 14th baseball year. In human terms, he's not 34.

He's 70 years old.

And he's not the 70 year old guy still running marathons.

He's the one who keep falling down and breaking his hip. He also has heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's. He's the one who keep those "I've fallen and I can't get up" guys in business.

Thirty-four is OLD in baseball years. Never say of a baseball player "He's ONLY 34."
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Tribe-Fan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:20 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Tribe-Fan wrote: The man is only 34....


34 to you and me is still a young guy.

This is 34 in baseball years.

Think about it the way we do with animal lifespans. A really long life is 100 years. A really long baseball life is 20 years, say from age 20 to 40. So while 1 dog year = 7 human years, 1 baseball player year =5 average human years.

Griffey is in his 14th baseball year. In human terms, he's not 34.

He's 70 years old.

And he's not the 70 year old guy still running marathons.

He's the one who keep falling down and breaking his hip. He also has heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's. He's the one who keep those "I've fallen and I can't get up" guys in business.

Thirty-four is OLD in baseball years. Never say of a baseball player "He's ONLY 34."


I was going to dig through some numbers and come up with players age 34 or older that had monster years or a few more monster years, but then I decided that there would be far too many to list and it would just be easier to just say this......I disagree, 34 is not that old for a ballplayer. It is past prime years, but by no means is it like a 70 year old human. How many 70 year olds can do what a 25 year old can do? None, or at the most, a few. How many 34 year old ballplayers can put up numbers like a 25 year old? Many and then many more.
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Re: Lets examine Griffey.

Postby Madison » Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:17 am

Tribe-Fan wrote: Well, since I was writing in the first person, it would have been tough to ask myself that question without looking like I had a split personality disorder. But yes, it is a great film. The most recent time I have seen it was at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it does not get much better then that.


Agreed. ;-D Usually, if someone holds a conversation with themself, they are considered crazy. Lol. :-b Especially, if they answer themself. Lol. :-D
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Postby rjforlife » Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:22 am

your both nuts..... :-D
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