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Monday, April 5th, 2010
10:52 pm
[papi]
Two words to say...
"Jason Heyward."

He's not done either, barring injury (see Jordan Schafer last year).
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
12:38 am
[papi]
2009 World Series
Screw the Yankees.

Also, no love to Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard, and Pedro Feliz for pretty much disappearing during the series.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
2:35 pm
[papi]
Yankees and Phillies

Post your prediction/desire for the series.

Also, ESPN published a piece about the "Team of the Decade."  What are your thoughts?  Pending the result of the WS, who should hold the title of "Team of the Decade?"

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
10:00 pm
[papi]
June Check in + bonus
Y'all know the deal... still got a lot to say about your squad?

As for me, I can just be optimistic for this coming month... especially since we've started out by winning a series from the 2008 World Champs.  Now if we can keep the offense up, we may be able to stay in this thing.

BONUS question -- Pick your All-Star lineups.  Not worrying about fan voting, but who do YOU want to see?  Or who's the most deserving so far?

(Pos - AL/NL)
C - Mauer (MIN) / McCann (ATL)
1B - Cabrera (DET) / Pujols (STL)
2B - Hill (TOR) / Utley (PHI)
3B - Longoria (TB) / Zimmerman (WSH)
SS - Bartlett (TOR) / Ramírez (FLA)
OF - Bay (BOS), Hunter (LAA), Crawford (TB) / Ibáñez (PHI) (though he probably won't play), Braun (MIL), Upton (ARI)
Monday, June 1st, 2009
8:42 pm
[papi]
May Check-In
Braves: 25-25, 4 games back.

Good: Kris Medlen's first MLB win. Sweep of then-AL East-leading Toronto. Pitching relatively solid, especially the rotation. Already close to winning more 1-run games than last year.

Bad: Feast-or-famine offense. Injuries to Escobar, Jones, Infante, and now Kotchman have altered the chemistry and depth of the club. Bullpen becoming slightly overtaxed (some arms, anyway).

Rep yo clubs!
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
10:15 pm
[papi]
To the Mets fans in this comm...
Make sure you thank God for the umpires when you say your bedtime prayers tonight.

That is all.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
7:21 pm
[papi]
April down...
Team check-in.

Braves: 9-10, 3rd place NL east.

High points: Taking the first series of the season against the world champs; the starting rotation; Jeff Francoeur in 2007 form and not 2008.
Low points: Being swept by the Pirates two weekends ago; lack of production from the top of the lineup; Brian McCann not being able to see.

First months, work all the kinks out.  May is where teams usually see what they got.
Saturday, March 21st, 2009
11:00 pm
[papi]
Been a long time...
WBC is going on, so not as much mainstream focus on MLB. Except for Manny Ramirez riding a bike during ST.

I haven't followed all the teams throughout ST, but I'm intrigued. What does everyone predict their team's starting lineup to look like?

I'll go first, as far as batting order:
Jordan Schafer, CF (or Josh Anderson or Gregor Blanco)
Yunel Escobar, SS
Chipper Jones, 3B
Brian McCann, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Casey Kotchman, 1B
Garret Anderson, LF (or Matt Diaz)
Kelly Johnson, 2B
Pitcher
Monday, February 9th, 2009
5:58 pm
[papi]
More steroid stuff
Thoughts on A-Rod's use and admission?

Also, the day before he was outed, I had told my wife that I wouldn't be mad if he broke Bonds' record.  Now, I'm not so sure.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
8:01 am
[papi]
Is anyone REALLY surprised?
Report: Retested Bonds sample positive

ESPN.com news services

A urine sample that Barry Bonds submitted as part of Major League Baseball's anonymous testing program in 2003 has come back positive for PEDs, according to a New York Times report.

Bonds provided samples that did not test positive under that program, but the samples were re-examined by federal authorities after they were seized in a 2004 raid, The Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Citing a person who has reviewed the evidence in the case, The Times reported last week that authorities detected anabolic steroids in urine samples linked to Bonds that they gathered in their investigation. It remains unclear, the newspaper said, whether the '03 urine sample and the samples seized in the feds' raid in '04 are the same.

Bonds testified to a federal grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative in 2003 that he used "the cream" and "the clear" but did not know they were performance-enhancing drugs. During that testimony, Bonds was asked if he ever took steroids, and he answered no.

The government alleges that Bonds lied under oath. His perjury trial is scheduled to begin March 2 in San Francisco.

Bonds' lawyers filed a motion last month asking Judge Susan Illston, who is presiding over the career home run leader's case, to exclude several pieces of evidence, including those 2003 urine samples.

Illston issued an order Monday saying that, on Wednesday morning, she will unseal some of the evidence gathered by prosecutors in the case. Illston informed defense lawyers she was rejecting their motion to file a series of documents under seal.

Among the documents to be released Wednesday are a transcript of a recorded conversation between Bonds' personal trainer Greg Anderson and Bonds' former business partner Steve Hoskins, as well as positive drug test results that prosecutors say belong to Bonds.

The defense had argued that making the material public now could hinder Bonds' ability to get a fair trial. However, Illston said she received a letter from media representatives on Jan. 30 requesting that the sealing order be lifted, and she ruled Monday that releasing the documents would not impair Bonds' Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.

Lead prosecutor Matt Parrella declined comment. Bonds' lead attorney Allen Ruby said he would not fight the judge's unsealing order.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

SOURCE: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3881897
Monday, January 12th, 2009
2:10 pm
[papi]
Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Congruatulations to Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice on their selection to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

I think this is also the first time that every player selected by the writers was Black.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008
7:40 pm
[papi]
Since I'm a good sport...
Congratulations to the


for winning the National League East for the second year in a row... while absolutely pwning my Braves in the process.

Now, since the Yankees were eliminated, all we need is a MIL win and a NYM loss tomorrow and this season will be salvaged for me.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
5:09 pm
[papi]
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
9:40 pm
[papi]
Random smack talk
Dear Mets and Mets fans,

The Braves own you right now.

No love,
Braves Fans

P.S.: When's Johan Santana gonna beat us?
Sunday, May 4th, 2008
7:57 pm
[papi]
End of first month, plus March
How's your team looking?

For me, I'm hoping the Braves' injuries all get themselves out of the way now instead of, say, August or September.
Monday, March 31st, 2008
1:54 pm
[papi]
Opening day 2008
Represent your squad.
Sunday, October 7th, 2007
3:22 pm
[papi]
Torre hanging by a thread?
Report: Steinbrenner says Torre's job on the line against Indians

ESPN.com news services

As the Yankees stand on the brink of elimination in the first round ofthe playoffs for the third season in a row, owner George Steinbrennersays longtime manager Joe Torre needs his team to advance to the ALCS if he wants to keep managing the club. Read on...Collapse )
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
11:34 pm
[cjs1981]
Dear Brett Myers,
I hope your wife slaps the shit out of you for the way you've been choking away ball games.  That is all.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
2:14 am
[cerebralshrike]
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
12:36 am
[papi]
Baseball's new HR king
Barry Bonds hits number 756 off Mike Bacsik tonight.

Discuss.
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