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    A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    per XM's MLB home plate.

    They were saying the opposite an hour ago.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Just a way for A-Rod to draw attention to himself. Manny Ramirez does the same thing every year demanding to traded and then says everything's alright.

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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang
    Just a way for A-Rod to draw attention to himself. Manny Ramirez does the same thing every year demanding to traded and then says everything's alright.
    You could be right. More likely, I think A-Rod just worries too much about pleasing everybody instead of doing what he wants. New Yorkers would like him better if he just did what he damn well pleased.

    If I were him I wouldn't play. This whole WBC operation is too half-assed for my taste.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Nice job finally picking a team, Hamlet.
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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Like stated earlier, another way to get into the news...I am really starting to wonder what this tourney is going to turn into, I can't imagine most of these American players showing up ready to play and win...Might turn into glorified batting practice for some, I hope not...

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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    I personally think the A-Rod thing has shown they need to change the rule to the country of your birth. This wouldn't be a problem if that were the case. The only exception then would be if you were a nationlized citizen of another country that you currently reside in, then you might still have this happening, but I just hate this wishy washy-ness.

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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Nice job finally picking a team, Hamlet.
    To give Hamlet some credit, hauling off and killing your uncle/stepfather because a ghost told you to do it shouldn't be a snap decision.

    Figuring out your citizenship shouldn't be quite as hard, though.
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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Figuring out your citizenship shouldn't be quite as hard, though.
    Indeed. I think Chili is correct. He is just worried about pleasing everyone. It's not a bad personal trait but if he applies it to stuff like this, it makes him look bad.
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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Its about time!

    Now if only Tom Cruise would come out of the closet, two of the male divas will have solved problems this year.
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    Re: A-Rod changes mind AGAIN... WILL play for USA in WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    You could be right. More likely, I think A-Rod just worries too much about pleasing everybody instead of doing what he wants. New Yorkers would like him better if he just did what he damn well pleased.
    I agree completely, and I think this is what hampers him as a ballplayer as well, ie. in his first season in New York and in every single playoff game ever.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.


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