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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Maybe it's apple juice
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Maybe it's apple juice
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    I don't have a problem with beer in the clubhouse, however there is no place for hard liquor in professional sports. Nice image for the young kids. You stay classy Eckstein. I guess he lost his spot as the spokesmen for the American Kidney Foundation.
    Yep, he's a terrible example for kids. I mean he had everything handed to him and everyone patting him on the back his whole career.

    Nothing classy about this guy. He should have realized some people have no perspective.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    All this discussion based on the assumption that he swallowed.
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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...
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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.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    And he has to get a running start to get the ball from short to first.

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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

    Eckstein's had exactly one good season in the Majors offensively--last season. And his fielding ain't that good. He'll be 32 in a couple of months.

    One good season by age 32?

    Vanilla.

    Molina got on base in the Series far more than Eckstein. Plus he totally shut down any notion of the
    Tigers taking a base. But then, he isn't a little midget with kidney problems, so it doesn't make a good story.

    Such is the postseason award system.
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Eckstein's had exactly one good season in the Majors offensively--last season. And his fielding ain't that good. He'll be 32 in a couple of months.

    One good season by age 32?

    Vanilla.

    Molina got on base in the Series far more than Eckstein. Plus he totally shut down any notion of the
    Tigers taking a base. But then, he isn't a little midget with kidney problems, so it doesn't make a good story.

    Such is the postseason award system.
    Molina played great, what does that have to do with Eckstein again?
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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Molina played great, what does that have to do with Eckstein again?
    I thought this was an Eckstein deserving the MVP discussion.

    Regardless, Eckstein's totally weak. My guess is that the Cardinals' will wisely dump him a la Womack. Similar caliber of player.

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    Re: I thought David Eckstein didn't drink

    For the record, I could see Wayne making a big push for a guy like Eckstein. He's old and mediocre; for Wayne that's pure gold.


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