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    I thought David Eckstein didn't drink



    guess he does
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    I don't like that sawed-off runt for some reason. Probably because people think he is actually good due to the scrappiness factor.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I don't like that sawed-off runt for some reason. Probably because people think he is actually good due to the scrappiness factor.
    He's pretty good whatever words you choose to describe him...
    Last edited by Wheelhouse; 10-30-2006 at 09:42 PM.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    He's pretty good whatever words you choose to describe him...
    Career .710 OPS. Quite frankly, he's not very good. But I guess we're not using facts, right?
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Career .710 OPS. Quite frankly, he's not very good. But I guess we're not using facts, right?
    He hustles.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    He's pretty good whatever words you choose to describe him...
    He fits a role very well, I agree. OPS is used way too much on this site. It's a tool, it's not the end all to evaluate players.

    Using it to solely judge a leadoff hitter is just unwise.

    Little things are absolutely hated by some on these sites, but nobody does them better than David Eckstein.

    Just because the little things can't be summarized in a nice and tidy stat doesn't mean they aren't there. And every single person that can watch a baseball game realizes that David Eckstein helps his team score runs and save runs. Isn't that the idea?
    Last edited by Cedric; 10-30-2006 at 10:29 PM.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Eckstein's about as vanilla a player as you're going to find. And a few well-timed hits in the World Series doesn't change a thing.

    He takes his place alongside Podsednik of last year's CWS in the anything-can-happen-in-the-playoffs sweepstakes.

    Eckstein had a good WS because of the hitters behind him. Period.

    I'll take what Molina did from the 7 and 8 spots in the order over what Eckstein did any day of the week.

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Eckstein's about as vanilla a player as you're going to find. And a few well-timed hits in the World Series doesn't change a thing.

    He takes his place alongside Podsednik of last year's CWS in the anything-can-happen-in-the-playoffs sweepstakes.

    Eckstein had a good WS because of the hitters behind him. Period.
    He works the count, never strikes out, advances runners every time, never bungles fielding chances into huge innings, get's on base at a pretty good .355 clip and he's cheap.

    That's vanilla? Every player has a role and some do it better than others.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post


    guess he does
    Makes me think of that Minutemen song "Jesus and Tequila."

    (Or is he supposed to be a teetotaler because of some health issue?)

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Makes me think of that Minutemen song "Jesus and Tequila."

    (Or is he supposed to be a teetotaler because of some health issue?)
    His family has major kideny issues in their history.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04272/386732.stm

    His two sisters, Susan and Christine, and one of his two brothers, Ken, had to have extensive dialysis and eventually have kidney transplants. Eckstein's mother, Pat, donated one of her kidneys to Susan.

    Now, Eckstein's father, Whitey, needs a transplant. Of the seven family members, only David and his brother Rick have been untouched by kidney disease. Genetic factors can contribute to kidney disease, although the Ecksteins present an unusual case.

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post


    guess he does
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    I didn't know David Eckstein was old enough to drink.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post


    guess he does
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    I imagine David Eckstein would get drunk if you had a Budweiser and breathed near him.

    Surely after having tequila, he is hospitalized.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Also, this picture kind of makes me think better of him.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.


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