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"And if it does happen, the only number I care about is Babe Ruth's. Because as a left-handed hitter, I wiped him out"
Maybe I am just not seeing it, but what is so bad about that statement? Aren't sports supposed to be comptetive?
The house that Ruth built ... "Yankee Stadium"
Left field .................301'
Right field ................296' with a 4' wall
The House that Barry built ... formerly "Pac Bell"
Left field ................ 335'
Right field ............... 307' with a fricking 48' wall.
LetsPlay2 wrote:"I love how people dislike him cause he seems a certain way after they read or hear a few comments about him. Most of them are taken out of context, read the whole story don't dislike him cause of a couple sentences and that is how you make up your mind. All of you people think you know him just cause of his clippings you read from the press, you should really know better."
Not to get too philosophical but....
This statement says do not judge someone by a few pieces of information about them yet it does just that to anyone who says he dislikes Bonds. Why are you so quick to assume that those who dislike Bonds are such simpletons that they do so based on a couple out-of-context quotes? Is it possible that they have seen a clear and uninterrupted pattern of statements and behavior coming from Bonds for the past 15 years that lead them to that assessment...that they have heard teammates publicly confirm that those statements are consistent with how he treats people while not on the field? I'm not saying it's OK to then positively say "Bonds is such an idiot" although I suspect it's a lazy or shorthand way of saying "when compared to the population as a whole, Bonds exhibits many more less desireable traits than most others."
"None of you know him and how can you judge him on anything, w/ out even being close to walking in his shoes."
The above statement sets a standard that makes it impossible to ever reach an opinion on the character of a person. Most likely none of us will ever be close to walking in President Bush's shoes, but I would hope we all have opinions on his character and by extension his policies.
Just so this is a baseball related post:
Jose Acevedo will have a breakout season.
LetsPlay2 wrote:"how pampered today's players are, but seem to ignore how exploited players used to be."
I understand what you're saying and have seen a couple specials on how things used to be when every owner was in cahoots. However, if you compare the way the average worker in the meat packing industry, textile mills, secretarial pool, and just in general was "exploited" to the way that the average baseball player was "exploited" at the time, we all know that being a baseball player was still preferable to 95% of the jobs available. And then if you couple that with the gains that have been made by the average baseball player to the gains made by the average worker, any "but they used to have it so bad" claims become laughable. Unless you're a king or a Trump, you'll get "exploited" in some form or other given the definition of the word, but I think that word should be used a bit more judiciously.
Didn't seem like you took a shot at anybody though.
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