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Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 09:16 PM
I think that this is the best all-star game left. The pitchers still pitch hard and the batters don't hold any thing back either. But I really don't like the way that the voting takes place. Some one will always be left off, but the way Seattle and Japan stuffed the boxes for the M's is rediculous. My favorite part of the all-star weekend is the homerun derby any way...and I'm really looking forward to seeing the defending champion (Sammy Sosa) make it a repeat!

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-07-2001, 10:59 PM
Yeah, Seattle thing is really ridiculous !!!!! We've gotta do something about that...
anyway, Sammy ? How about Bonds and Gonzo ? I like Gonzo a lot ... Go Gonzo Go !!!!!!! Oh wait I wanna see Piazza, too ...

MavsFanFinley
07-07-2001, 11:08 PM
Baseball---yuck i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif

LonestarROB
07-07-2001, 11:09 PM
MLB All-Star game is and has always been, a Joke. The player most deserving to be there, rarely get the chance. It doesn't matter what kinda stats you put up, all that matters is the name on the jersey.

Anyway, I see A-Rod winning the Homerun Derby. The American league winning the All-Star game, and Ichiro being the MVP.

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:10 PM
Last year Sammy crushed everyone, but the year before he only it one homer in the derby. It was a sad day...but that will all be forgotten after he repeats as champ!

http://www.angelfire.com/ar/sammy/images/27.jpg

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:12 PM
Crap...that's not the picture I wanted!

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:14 PM
A-Rod isn't participating in the derby.

LonestarROB
07-07-2001, 11:16 PM
Yes he is. Didn't you see the news tonight? Bud Selig has asked him to participate and A-Rod said he would grant him that wish and do so.

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:19 PM
Here's a better picture...
http://www.altosport.com/s/sammy-sosa/s-000023-tn-000249.jpg

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:21 PM
Oh...thanks for the update Rob. I'm glad he change his mind, but I'm gonna feel sorry for him after he starts to cry cause Sosa beat him so bad.

LonestarROB
07-07-2001, 11:24 PM
Your gonna start to cry when I tell you your pictures don't show up.

MavsFanFinley
07-07-2001, 11:25 PM
LOL Rob.

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:31 PM
Man! I have the most trouble with these dang pictures! They show up on my computer fine.

LonestarROB
07-07-2001, 11:34 PM
I think it's just the sites your getting them from.

Flying Tiger
07-07-2001, 11:38 PM
I guess I'll just quit posting pictures. Or little boxes w/ red X's.

MFFL
07-07-2001, 11:59 PM
I like those little red x's.

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 12:01 AM
Thanks MFFL

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-08-2001, 12:56 AM
ROB W R, Ichiro may have the chance,
but don't you miss Nomar Garciapara ? He is just great ...

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:00 AM
Yeah...but I think he's been out way too long to have a shot at the MVP. Rob...were you talking about the All-Star game MVP or the AL MVP?

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-08-2001, 01:10 AM
Anyone knows who Chan Ho Park is ?
He is a Dodgers pitcher and he's Korean.
and he will appear in this year's all-star game.
He's had 15 consecutive quality pitching (quality start) so far this year.
The Major League record which is held by Greg Maddoux is 16.
He may break the record, Big Unit's career high is 14 or 15,
and Pedro also 14 or 15 ...

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:19 AM
Yeah...I know Chan Ho Park. Didn't Bobby Valentine call him a fat toad?

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:20 AM
Is Hideo Nomo from around there? He's been pitching pretty well this season.

djb
07-08-2001, 01:21 AM
Nomo's Japanese. Gawd Flying Tiger..we ALL don't look alike ya know! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:23 AM
Well crap...I thougt that they were selling Nomo and Park as the over seas brothers or something like that.

djb
07-08-2001, 01:25 AM
Heh I was just playin bro..I have no idea how Asian players are marketed overseas so you might be right. Will wait and see what NotEnuff has to say I guess.

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:27 AM
I guess...he seems to be pretty up on cultural affairs.

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:29 AM
...but then again, I might be making that over seas crap up in my head. I've been known to do that to myself from time to time.

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-08-2001, 01:46 AM
A Fat Toad ?
I guess you don't know anything about Park, he's not fat. NOOOOO WAYYYYY
You probably mistook him for someone else - Hideke Irabu or Yoshi.
and Vanlentine personally thinks highly of Park and he like Yoshi ...
You know overseas players' life long dream is being a Major leaguer ...
If you wanna play overseas, you gotta finish the contract first,
and then some of them may be sold by their owner but some like Park choose his career of his own will, he's not sold by anybody ...
but Never say Park is a fat toad in front of him, he's a quite good side-kicker ...
I once saw him side-kicked an Angel's pitcher !!!!!

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:48 AM
Irabu! That's it...thanks.

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 01:49 AM
Speaking of kicking...it might of been in preseason, but did anyone see when Julian Tavarez jump-kicked that guy that charged the mound? It was so funny.

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-08-2001, 05:14 AM
Anyway fat-toad Irabu wasn't that fat when he was in Japan,
don't you know he's real father is American ?
maybe he's the father of one of you guys, no one knows, it's a family secret ...
I know Bobby V once was a coach in Japan, so he must know about the culture there.
In some Asian countries, sometimes a fat toad means something good such as
a healthy adorable newborn baby or something like that ...

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 03:53 PM
I don't think he was saying it as a compliment.

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-09-2001, 09:18 AM
I know ... i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif I'm not that stupid ...
anyway A-Rod is Mexican ?

Flying Tiger
07-09-2001, 04:39 PM
I don't think so. I don't know where he is originally from, but he went to high school in Florida.

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-10-2001, 07:22 AM
You're right, he was born in NY, I just thought I heard someone said he's Mexican ...

NotEnuffEyesToSee
07-10-2001, 07:29 AM
I told ya, Gonzo, think he will wear a triple crown this year ...
.355 Batting Average, 86 RBI, 35 HR (Hasn't he got the title yet ? i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif) ...
Way to go, Gonzo ... A Hat Trick !!!

LonestarROB
07-10-2001, 10:41 AM
That was a rather boring Home Run derby if you ask me. Chris "Gotta say the stupid nickname of every player when I talk about them" Bermen is a big turn off for me. Can't stand listening to that guy.

Anyway, Anyone else as suprised as I was at the standing O given to A-Rod?

LonestarROB
07-10-2001, 10:47 PM
*YAWN* 4-1 AL wins the all star game.

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 10:36 PM
HAHA...that's what Valentine get for making Al Lieber the only Cub pitcher in the staff. I think Leiber gave up those back to back homers in protest.

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 10:37 PM
Yeah...the Derby was a little lacking. Sammy's pitchers were throwing junk!

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 11:25 PM
When LaRussa(spelling?) got knocked over by that bat it was priceless. Everyone got a good laugh, expecailly when Bonds tried to put that chest-protector on him.

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 11:28 PM
Giambi did the same thing in the Derby that McGwire did 2 years ago. He put on a great show in the first round, breaking McGwire's record of homeruns in a round with 14, but got knocked out by my main man Slammin' Sammy in the 2nd.

LonestarROB
07-11-2001, 11:29 PM
Yeah, that was one of the few(very few) bright spots. A-Rod letting Cal play short and then Cal hitting a homer. Then when they honored Tony and Cal. But other then that it was a rather bland All-Star game as always.

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 11:31 PM
Yeah...if it hadn't been for Cal and Tony it really would have sucked. I hate to see them go...but I think they both hung on a little too long.

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 11:31 PM
Oh yeah...Cal's homer was great.

Murphy3
07-12-2001, 10:53 AM
i loved seeing sammy lose in the homerun contest.
definitely great to see.
well, it's going to be even better to see his ass not making the playoffs this year

screw the cubs

Flying Tiger
07-13-2001, 11:30 AM
Murphy, Murphy, Murphy...You're going to be sadly dissapointed.

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 12:12 PM
haha...maybe so flying tiger..
for your sake, hopefully i will be wrong.

Flying Tiger
07-13-2001, 12:13 PM
Oh you are...you are.