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    Remember, you asked for it.

    Sonnet from Marc Portugal

    When time comes to quantify the secrets
    Now hidden on the base-paths of our dreams
    numbers will not steal away the image
    Of graceful dancing, slowly moving scenes

    Showing how the steps came into sunlight
    Or finding how the rhythmic night unfolds
    Will not take the place of standing, cheering--
    Experiential reason tints this old

    Game of diamonds, game of stillness, movement.
    This game of sudden, wrenching, rough ballet.
    Split apart the atom! Peel the onion!
    The beauty that you find will not allay

    Visions we have had since we were children.
    Those nights of glory, days of fresh-mown grass,
    Whisper in our ear that we were made for
    An extra-inning game, one last at-bat.

    Pour me new numbers until I say 'yield',
    When I drink bury me in deep right field.

    (this was done quickly; I apologize for the improper rhyme scheme.)
    Last edited by marcshoe; 07-04-2013 at 10:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Carl Everett doesnt believe dinosaurs ever existed, he too doesn't care much for research and stuff.
    I think the jury is still out on that one
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I think the jury is still out on that one
    If dinosaurs did not exist, how was everybody able to open the door, get on the floor, and walk the dinosaur in the 80's? Explain that one to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott91575 View Post
    If dinosaurs did not exist, how was everybody able to open the door, get on the floor, and walk the dinosaur in the 80's? Explain that one to me.
    How about in the movie "Varsity Blues", when Billy Bob had to call the dinosaurs, how did he know dinosaurs sounded.like a fat guy puking?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    If Dinosaurs didn't exist, how do you explain Dusty Baker?

    j/k. I like Dusty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    It appears we are getting to the point where those who have determined that they don't like "the sabermetrics guys" are drawing a line in the sand and declaring a pre-emptive war against them. It's essentially a form of trolling; saying things to get a rise out of posters and cause arguments. I think we're better than it.
    It was the same way back in '04/'05 when I was first a member of this site. Remember the Adam Dunn discussions/wars? Not much has changed that I can see. It was actually worse back then, IMO.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    No I mean it, go find another board ...
    TSJ made a respectful and, IMO, accurate post, and this is how you reply?

    Wow.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Indeed. But I don't view those who use them with the hostility so many seem to. I don't care to take the time to figure out how to calculate them, and, frankly, don't rely on the newer stats to make points. But I sure do read carefully those who do and seek to learn from them why they do and take what value I can from them. Its the open and weird "us v. them" mentality that has arisen over this that I simply do not understand.
    It's unfortunate that more posters don't have this mindset. The "go find another board" folks could learn a lot from you.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    There once was a man from Nantucket.....
    Who'd say something that rhymed with Nantucket
    Every time he swung with his foot in the bucket
    And Baker declared, Votto don't swear!
    Which was the end of Joey's hot tear....

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    Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us that do.

    - Isaac Asimov

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    OK...everyone has had fun and there is some merit in some of these posts but toqo many are rude and close minded. Come on....since when do we tell other posters to "find another board"? Even if a subject has been beat on over and over just ignore it. Some of this was funny...much of it just condescending. Lets just call it done with.


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