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  • Does it you make wanna see him on jet to Seattle the day the season ends?

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Thread: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

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    Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    I know its not every game, more like every once in a while.

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    I wish he wouldn't....ESPECIALLY when he can get an extra base (like last night), which could potentially help your team.

    A grounder to second/fly ball to left...routine play....I'd like him to run hard, but I'm not going say much if he jogs down to first.


    I didn't say anything about last night's incident either...what's the point? He's not going to change.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    The guys legs are made of paper. I'd rather he took care of them.

    As for last night he may have made it to second but he may also have gotten thrown out before the run scored if he tried.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    I would rather JR take that swing to the plate most every day and live with the trot now and then. I do NOT want to EVER see JR sprinting.....not now....not ever. Another hammy tear and I think he is done.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    It is painful for me to watch Junior try to run fast. I think there is a huge part of his mind which wants to run with the wind like he did as a kid - but his knees know otherwise.

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    I don't have any problem with him not sprinting. Only he knows his limitations, and I'm thrilled we've made it through another season without watching him carried off the field.

    I do have a problem when he poses and watches a ball he thinks is a dinger and it bounces off the wall. He should be running out of the box, at whatever speed he can muster without risking his legs. That's a completely different thing. It doesn't matter who you are, it's embarrassing when you stand there and pose your way into a single off the wall.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Not really.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Last night I think he was pretty much conceding it was gonna be an out. Which you shouldn't do. It wasn't like he hit a routine groundball to the 2Bman.

    Thank God Gonzo, who was on 1B, didn't think that way.

    What hurt the most though was that the next batter (Phillips) then dbls, which would have scored Jr.

    But cie la vie - what will be will be.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    I don't have any problem with him not sprinting. Only he knows his limitations, and I'm thrilled we've made it through another season without watching him carried off the field.

    I do have a problem when he poses and watches a ball he thinks is a dinger and it bounces off the wall. He should be running out of the box, at whatever speed he can muster without risking his legs. That's a completely different thing. It doesn't matter who you are, it's embarrassing when you stand there and pose your way into a single off the wall.
    I'll agree with that.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    The guys legs are made of paper. I'd rather he took care of them.

    As for last night he may have made it to second but he may also have gotten thrown out before the run scored if he tried.
    As high in the air as he hit that pop fly, and the throw going straight to the plate, he should have been on 2nd base, in that situation, every time.

    We all know Junior likes to admire his shots; he got fooled in Pittsburgh when his high drive hit the top of the wall; he should have been on 2nd.

    Yes, his legs are bad. Yes, he can still run (we've seen him run rather well this year, though not all that fast anymore ), and both of those situations that happened this past week require no speed or hustle at all, just the ordinary amount of running, and keeping your head in the game.

    No one is going to say anything to Junior. Krivsky said as much tonight when asked about it by Doc. He basically took the 5th amendment, saying that he doesn't get to the TV much these days.

    So, to use a trite, overused phrase of the day- "it is what it is."

    This team needs Junior, they need him healthy and they need his bat. I certainly do not ever expect him to sprint. So, I voted that I was a little disappointed. Not surprised, not mad, and I don't want to run him out of town. He's done it before, and he'll most probably do it again.

    There are different sets of rules on every major league team, one for established guys, one for rank rookies, and another for future HoF'ers.

    Bottom line is this- Junior drove in the winning run.
    Last edited by Always Red; 08-31-2007 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Junior just legged out a triple...good to see he didn't dog it this time.
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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    No doggin' tonight!!

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    Junior just legged out a triple...good to see he didn't dog it this time.
    He should have had an inside the park HR

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    I don't like the question. Like AR said, he drove in the winning run. It seems that what looks like hustle is more valued than performance. That's like the high school player who had little talent and few results starting over the 2,000 yard running back because he plays hard. Ridiculous. Junior makes a difference despite his posing for what he thinks are HR's and not running hard to second base. Like someone else said, one mistake and he's out of baseball. I prefer to have Jr. playing and making a difference than having him in the lineup.

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    Re: Are you okay with Jr dogging it?

    He should stop smiling so much.

    His SPI is through the roof. That's the real drag on the team.
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