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    Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring...son&id=2808117

    Here's my favorite part.

    Then that magical Junior Griffey smile returned.

    "I've already had discussions with our pitchers," he said.

    Having served up that straight line, he paused -- waiting for the question we'd just been carefully set up to ask:

    And, uh, what discussions were those?

    "Throw hard in to righties and soft away to lefties," he laughed. "How hard is it to pitch like that the whole year?"

    And then there is this:

    Asked another question about the different spin that balls have when they're heading for right field than when they're bound for center, Griffey revealed his secret strategy for leading the league in fielding percentage.

    "It usually [spins] toward the line," he deadpanned. "So I figure that if I stay on the line and work my way toward right-center, I'll be fine."

    He looked around to see how that pearl went over.

    "See," he chuckled. "I know what I'm doing."
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer
    Rob Neyer is an insufferable, pompous pud.

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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Rob Neyer is an insufferable, pompous pud.
    Nah, he's actually pretty soft spoken and kinda nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Nah, he's actually pretty soft spoken and kinda nice.
    Yeah, I'm not nearly the a-hole in real life that I am on message boards.
    Last edited by Falls City Beer; 03-22-2007 at 07:48 PM.

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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    woy has to be nice to Rob. they're neighbors.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    I thought he lived next to Joe Morgan?
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    I used to read Rob everyday. But haven't read much at all sent he went to paid content.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I thought he lived next to Joe Morgan?
    I'd move.

    Last edited by KronoRed; 03-22-2007 at 08:03 PM.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    I used to read Rob everyday. But haven't read much at all sent he went to paid content.
    me neither. I miss both he and Gammons but i'm not to ready to pay for it.

    as a consequence i hardly ever go to espn.com anymore.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    me neither. I miss both he and Gammons but i'm not to ready to pay for it.

    as a consequence i hardly ever go to espn.com anymore.
    I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.
    Me too. I like Neyer; I own four of his books--and I like Gammons--but I now usually just go to SI's web site instead.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Have you read the comments some people posted about the article. Some Cardinal fans are taking exception to Griffey being called the greatest cf of his generation, trying to say Jim Edmunds is. Idiots

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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.

    Yeah. If Bill Simmons ever goes Insider, I will rarely go there anymore.
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    Re: Nice Rob Neyer piece on the Jr. move to RF

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer

    Oops.

    I'm not going to alter the thread title because otherwise this thread makes no sense.

    Next week it will be a nice Ron Borges piece anyway


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