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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:49 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:Image

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I was thinking about posting that. I still remember 96 like it was yesterday. (We need a reminiscing smilie.)
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:29 am

Maier actually has his own wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Maier

I wish I could become wicked famous by doing something against the rules...
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:39 am

jake_harv88 wrote:Maier actually has his own wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Maier

I wish I could become wicked famous by doing something against the rules...


It's only against the rules if you get caught. B-)

Also, there is no way that ball would have been caught anyway.
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:55 am

KCollins1304 wrote:
jake_harv88 wrote:Maier actually has his own wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Maier

I wish I could become wicked famous by doing something against the rules...


It's only against the rules if you get caught. B-)

Also, there is no way that ball would have been caught anyway.


There is also no way that ball would have gone over the fence....Double or Homerun...I'll take the double...

Anyway its a moot point because the orioles got smoked in that series. But everyone needs a scapegoat ;-D
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby OREO fan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:09 am

bdrotoronto wrote:Mussina was a good pitcher, maybe a borderline HoF candidate (I don't think he gets in), but the suggestion that he was a class act is wrong. This is the guy who warmed up on in the bullpen in the ASG despite being TOLD before the game he wouldn't be pitching, nearly causing a riot, leading to death threats against the AL manager, and literally ruining all-star games for the next 10 years as managers were forced to adopt the "get everybody in the game" philosophy to avoid hurting the feelings of thin-skinned Mussinas.


That game was IN Baltimore and Mussina was one of two Orioles who made the team. Why was he not put in??? As a kid growing up in Maryland at the time, I was pretty pissed off, and I still dislike Cito Gaston because of this incident.
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby OREO fan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:28 am

bdrotoronto wrote:Mussina was a good pitcher, maybe a borderline HoF candidate (I don't think he gets in), but the suggestion that he was a class act is wrong. This is the guy who warmed up on in the bullpen in the ASG despite being TOLD before the game he wouldn't be pitching, nearly causing a riot, leading to death threats against the AL manager, and literally ruining all-star games for the next 10 years as managers were forced to adopt the "get everybody in the game" philosophy to avoid hurting the feelings of thin-skinned Mussinas.


And he was one of TWO AL players not to get into the game. Give me a break with the notion that this incident started the All-Star game "must play everybody" mentality. I have never heard an explanation as to why he was not pitched the one time the game was in his home stadium. I guess it was essential to get Jeff Montgomery and Rick Aguilera full innings in a 9-3 game.
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:09 pm

jake_harv88 wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:
jake_harv88 wrote:Maier actually has his own wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Maier

I wish I could become wicked famous by doing something against the rules...


It's only against the rules if you get caught. B-)

Also, there is no way that ball would have been caught anyway.


There is also no way that ball would have gone over the fence....Double or Homerun...I'll take the double...

Anyway its a moot point because the orioles got smoked in that series. But everyone needs a scapegoat ;-D


Yeah I know it wasn't going to be a homerun. He might have had a triple though with the way Tarasco had his eyes closes leaning against the wall. :-b
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby OREO fan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:23 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
jake_harv88 wrote:Maier actually has his own wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Maier

I wish I could become wicked famous by doing something against the rules...


It's only against the rules if you get caught. B-)

Also, there is no way that ball would have been caught anyway.


That ball absolutely would have been caught. Unless Tarasco didn't close his glove around it or something, he was right underneath it!
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:24 pm

Tarasco? Isn't that Segui?
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Re: Mike Mussina Retires

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:29 pm

Yoda wrote:Tarasco? Isn't that Segui?


Definitely Tony Tarasco. Number 1 on the 96 orioles roster...

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1996&t=BAL
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