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Old 03-22-2017, 10:09 PM   #2176
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:13 PM   #2177
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LOL

I get how people can hate on Kinsler for saying that. If he meant it as "their" style being something "wrong" or "bad" then I'd have to agree with the hate.

If however, he was simply referring to some cultural difference that do appear to be true, then I get what he's saying and it could just be unfortunate that he didn't word it better. There are obvious cultural differences and it isn't necessarily bad to acknowledge them. Seems he's a bit bitter that many fans enjoy the more outwardly emotional tendencies of the latin players.

Looks like Carlos Delgado as a hitting coach for Puerto Rico. Man could that guy mash.

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Old 03-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #2178
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"Hernandez just 4 for 12 in the tournament"

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Old 03-22-2017, 10:23 PM   #2179
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I like a little bit of "act like you've been there before", but at the same time I love seeing the fire. I don't need it in a solo first inning homer in May, but during WBC semifinals seems appropriate.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:38 PM   #2180
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Blue Jays rotation might be pretty amazing in 2017...
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:49 PM   #2181
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PR's lack of DISCIPLINE a factor here.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:07 PM   #2182
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Wow, Goldschmidt must really be horrible to never break the lineup over Hosmer.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:10 PM   #2183
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Blue Jays rotation might be pretty amazing in 2017...
Stroman will be out for the season in June.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:11 PM   #2184
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Some people just have it all

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It is true that Kris Bryant was the 2013 College Player of the Year, the 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year and, while playing third base for the first world championship Chicago Cubs team in 108 years, the 2016 NL Most Valuable Player.

It is also true that two months after he secured the last out to clinch the Holy Grail of sports championships, Bryant, 25, married his high school sweetheart, a girl he met in freshman English class.

It is true that he earned all A’s in elementary, middle and high schools with the exception of one B—the result of an 89 average in high school precalculus. Such smarts earned Bryant the No. 2 academic ranking in his graduating class, which carried the honor of speaking at graduation as the salutatorian. Bryant instead yielded that honor to a classmate with a similar GPA, because he wanted her to have the recognition.

It is true that the 6'5'', blue-eyed Bryant is so handsome that he is the rare baseball player to be an out-of-uniform spokesperson. (Clothing retailer Express hired him as a model.)
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:32 PM   #2185
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Yelich has a sweet stroke. When he grows in to his body he will be top 3 in MVP votes.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:51 PM   #2186
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Yelich has a sweet stroke. When he grows in to his body he will be top 3 in MVP votes.
... but only if the voters can stop staring at his tits.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:55 AM   #2187
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Well there it is folks.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:07 AM   #2188
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Did Goldschmidt play? Guess the Dbacks should trade him for Hosmer.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:11 AM   #2189
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Goldy and who for HOS? Not sure they have the farm to make up the difference
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:06 AM   #2190
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I am so glad Kinsler said what he said. Maybe now more players will start being passionate and start celebrating achievements without fear of getting one to the dome. Kinsler is right, obviously the DR and PR teams are more passionate and emotional when they do something good. That's the culture that they grew up in. Americans are pretty boring, and baseball is kind of boring. If the regular season games could catch that type of buzz, watch out baby! Baseball is back!
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:12 PM   #2191
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What a ****ing baby.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1...bc-party-plans

" Yadier Molina wants United States outfielder Adam Jones to apologize to Puerto Rico's players for saying the Puerto Ricans were planning a postgame party in San Juan before the World Baseball Classic championship game was even played."
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:54 AM   #2192
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we now have an apology/fake outrage culture
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:38 AM   #2193
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What a ****ing baby.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1...bc-party-plans

" Yadier Molina wants United States outfielder Adam Jones to apologize to Puerto Rico's players for saying the Puerto Ricans were planning a postgame party in San Juan before the World Baseball Classic championship game was even played."
lol wat?
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:57 PM   #2194
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Only thing I can think of is jones heard some talk at the cages or dugout(maybe locker room but don't see how that happens?) and yadi thinks he broke clubhouse etiquette??? Or he's just a whiny vaj
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:58 PM   #2195
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Clutch pearls yadi
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:29 PM   #2196
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I get how people can hate on Kinsler for saying that. If he meant it as "their" style being something "wrong" or "bad" then I'd have to agree with the hate.
I don't think he meant to be offensive... it's just bad wording, like you said. "As opposed" was poor phrasing.

I'm sure Puerto Rico loved seeing Kinsler play such a pivotal role in the U.S. win.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:16 PM   #2197
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:18 PM   #2198
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That's mesmerizing. I can watch it repeatedly and smile every time
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #2199
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Playing dead!
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:26 PM   #2200
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That 1B, Tommy Joseph, hit 21HR in 315ABs last year with .815 OPS. This is the first I've seen of him. Maybe the NL east will be tougher than expected and that 93o for the Nats is not going to happen.
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