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08-16-2011 , 04:36 AM
if howard faced him for 600 PA per season that's all it would take
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08-16-2011 , 04:40 AM
nah zito's a lefty
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08-16-2011 , 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Phildo
well the phillies are paying him like 25 million a year until he's 37 so he'll probably get the chance to keep hitting hrs long after he should've retired
dunn already there afaik
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08-16-2011 , 01:35 PM
Thome is my homey!
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08-16-2011 , 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bbones31
Thome is my homey!
he's everyones homey. He kills 'em with a great eye, power and kindness.

Last edited by iamreo; 08-16-2011 at 01:46 PM. Reason: add/fix.
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08-16-2011 , 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Phildo
dunn is the same age as howard and has 86 more hrs. i mean neither are making it but howard getting there is at least as lol.
Yeah, Dunn looks like he's about ready to quit though. He probably isn't going to age well at all (of course, neither is Howard).
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08-16-2011 , 03:31 PM
Racist America getting me pretty mad this week acting as if there's a 100% chance that Thome was clean while they still don't acknowledge the accomplishments of better players. I guess it makes sense that Thome is beloved by Joe Fan since he's always played in blue collar cities and been a lifetime loser.
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08-16-2011 , 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bitchface
Racist America getting me pretty mad this week acting as if there's a 100% chance that Thome was clean while they still don't acknowledge the accomplishments of better players. I guess it makes sense that Thome is beloved by Joe Fan since he's always played in blue collar cities and been a lifetime loser.
Plus he's a good guy.
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08-16-2011 , 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bitchface
Racist America getting me pretty mad this week acting as if there's a 100% chance that Thome was clean while they still don't acknowledge the accomplishments of better players. I guess it makes sense that Thome is beloved by Joe Fan since he's always played in blue collar cities and been a lifetime loser.
I don't think this is a racist thing necessarily. People far and wide hated McGwire for roiding up, and same with A-Rod (which I guess could be "racist" but he's not black).

I think they see a giant country bumpkin guy who strikes out a lot and make a bad conclusion. Maybe there are some FlyWF-type racist tendencies (aka none) but I don't think they're making the connection that being black/Dominican is cause for roiding up.

Also people widely believe StillAReasonablySizedHurt is clean, and he's about as black as it gets.

ETA: Obv don't get me wrong, what happened to Bonds is borderline criminal activity and I hope in 10-15 years it's all exposed for what it is - a giant pile of horse**** that Selig put together to ban the best player we've ever seen from the game. If he just manned up and admitted it, I would have a lot of respect for him, but when he says "No clubs were interested in signing Barry Bonds" when Bonds said he'd play for the league minimum AND DONATE ALL OF HIS SALARY TO CHARITY is ****ing nonsense. Billy Beane pops the largest boner known to man thinking about a 57 year old Barry Bonds playing DH for the Fremont Athletics.
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08-16-2011 , 03:47 PM
I believe Selig when he says no team wanted a guy who had put up a .480 OBP the previous season.
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08-16-2011 , 03:47 PM
modern day steve balboni
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08-16-2011 , 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Your Mom
who would u rank likely to hit 600?

obv pooholes

then:

r. howard
miggy
prince

I can't think of anyone else.
In before someone says Bryce Harper.
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08-16-2011 , 05:28 PM
ban from hall of fame. butnahh. never got caught so hes in.
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08-16-2011 , 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kyleb
I don't think this is a racist thing necessarily. People far and wide hated McGwire for roiding up, and same with A-Rod (which I guess could be "racist" but he's not black).
lolwat
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08-16-2011 , 07:05 PM
Bryce harper will get 600
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08-16-2011 , 07:11 PM
Bryce Harper has a decent shot at getting 1800 home runs.
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08-16-2011 , 07:15 PM
I think bryce haper might hit 350 his first season
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08-16-2011 , 07:15 PM
350 av 350 hrs 3500 rbis
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08-16-2011 , 07:25 PM
35000 walks 350 sb 35 OF assists 35 kids out of wedlock
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08-16-2011 , 07:29 PM
Might finish a season with more HRs than at bats.
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08-16-2011 , 08:43 PM
SWEET SASSEY MOLASSEY, WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT? ALL I REMEMBER IS A CRATE OF YOOHOO AND JASON KUBEL HIDING IN THE CORNER WITH A LAMPSHADE ON HIS HEAD.

I THINK IT'S COMING BACK TO ME NOW.....

Spoiler:



I LURVE TATERS

CHORTLE

/chortles
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08-17-2011 , 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by kyleb
35000 walks 350 sb 35 OF assists 35 kids out of wedlock
more like 365 for the last one

or 730
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08-18-2011 , 02:44 AM
Posnanski with a nice article on Thome.

Interesting story:

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The Charlotte Knights manager was a folksy hitting savant named Charlie Manuel — you may have heard of him — and Manuel had Thome watch video from the movie The Natural. He specifically had Thome watch something that Robert Redford, as Roy Hobbs, did before the pitch.

“See how he points his bat at the pitcher?” Manuel said, or some such thing.

“Yup,” Thome replied.

“Let’s do that,” Manuel said.

“OK,” Thome said, because he’s an amiable type, and loved Charlie Manuel. He pointed bats at pitchers, and he mashed 25 homers and drove in 102 runs in Charlotte, then he went up to Cleveland and hit seven more homers. The next year he hit all 20 of his home runs for Cleveland before the strike, and the next year he hit 25 and the Indians went to the World Series. The next year, he hit 38, then 40, and so on.
I didn't realize that Charlie Manuel was his coach in the minors, that explains a lot.
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08-18-2011 , 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by PocketChads
more like 365 for the last one

or 730
Woah dude, we're trying to be realistic here.
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08-18-2011 , 11:43 AM
oh, hai! we made it to 100 guise
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