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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 11:56 AM
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Best Bob Gibson story: When Tim Mc Carver was going out to the mound to talk to Gibson in the middle of one of his few jams, Before Tim could get halway to the mound, Gibson snarls "get back behind the plate, all you know about Pitching is you can't hit it!"



LMAO!

Now nearly 40 years later that could easily read "get out from behind the mic, all you know about Pitching is absolutely NOTHING!"

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 12:17 PM
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Best Bob Gibson story: When Tim Mc Carver was going out to the mound to talk to Gibson in the middle of one of his few jams, Before Tim could get halway to the mound, Gibson snarls "get back behind the plate, all you know about Pitching is you can't hit it!"



LMAO!

Now nearly 40 years later that could easily read "get out from behind the mic, all you know about Pitching is absolutely NOTHING!"



LMFAO!! I could not agree more

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:13 PM
Samardzija picks Cubs over football
Notre Dame receiver signs 5-year contract, might still pursue NFL career
The Associated Press
Updated: 4:03 p.m. ET Jan 19, 2007

CHICAGO - Jeff Samardzija decided to give up football and stay with baseball.

The former Notre Dame receiver, projected as a first-round pick in the NFL draft this April, agreed Friday to a $10 million, five-year contract to pitch for the Chicago Cubs.

“Baseball is my first love. I played it my whole life,” Samardzija said.

Samardzija, 21 year-old right-hander, was the Cubs’ fifth-round pick in last year’s amateur draft and made seven starts for their Class A teams at Boise and Peoria last summer, posting a 2.70 ERA.

He returned to Notre Dame and helped the Irish make the Sugar Bowl, catching 78 passes for 1,017 yards. He also played baseball during his career at Notre Dame

His deal includes a $2.5 million signing bonus and the Cubs hold options for a sixth and seventh seasons in 2012 and 2013. If the options are exercised, the deal would be worth $16.5 million over seven years.

Samardzija said there would be no returning to football, even though he’s headed for a stint in the minor leagues, probably starting at Class A Daytona after spring training. The deal also includes a no-trade clause.

“He has offered at any time in the five-year period to give the (signing bonus) money back. He wanted to make everything clear that there wasn’t any turning back,” Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said.

Samardzija’s fastball was clocked at 97 mph last summer and Hendry said the Cubs project him one day to a be “high end starter.”

Samardzija, 21-6 in 50 college baseball games, said he spent 10 to 12 hours a day studying weighing the decision on which sport to pursue.

He said Irish coach Charlie Weis was supportive when he told him he was turning to baseball.

“He was excited. He wished me the best and he asked for Cubs tickets,” Samardzija said.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:14 PM
January 19, 2007
Nixon to Indians
By Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff
The original dirt dog is now an Indian.

ESPN's Peter Gammons reported today that former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians for $3 million. The Red Sox had elected not to offer salary arbitration to Nixon, a Type B free agent, who was paid $6.5 million last season. Nixon hit .278 in his 10 seasons with the Red Sox and hit 133 home runs while driving in 523 runs.

Nixon is expected to platoon in Cleveland's right field with Casey Blake. Today's Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Trot could increase his base salary of $3 million to $5 million this season if he earns all his performance bonuses.

One of Nixon's biggest hits in a Red Sox uniform was an 11th inning walkoff home run on Oct. 4, 2003 as the Sox beat the Oakland A's 3-1 to avoid elimination in their best-of-five AL playoff series.

"All the home runs you hit in your career in the regular season don't mean much unless you start hitting some in the postseason," said Nixon after the game winner. "This is what you play for."

Nixon, a Fenway fan favorite, was with the Red Sox organization for his entire professional career before becoming a free agent at the end of the 2006 season. He spent the last eight years as Boston's starting right fielder, though he had been plagued with a series of injuries over the last few seasons.

"I am confident I am going to get a job,'' Nixon was quoted as saying in yesterday's Wilmington Star. "I can't have what is going on with free agency consume me.''

"I am confident I will be with a team next year,'' Nixon said. "Where, I don't know. My mom asks, 'How are negotiations going? Are there any negotiations?' I'm like, 'Nothing.'

"It is real easy for me to worry because obviously this is the first time I've gone through the free-agent market. I've done plenty of wondering why this or that in the offseason. I don't think I have done anything in my career that has given me a bad name or anything.''

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:27 PM
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January 19, 2007
Nixon to Indians
By Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff
The original dirt dog is now an Indian.

ESPN's Peter Gammons reported today that former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians for $3 million. The Red Sox had elected not to offer salary arbitration to Nixon, a Type B free agent, who was paid $6.5 million last season. Nixon hit .278 in his 10 seasons with the Red Sox and hit 133 home runs while driving in 523 runs.

Nixon is expected to platoon in Cleveland's right field with Casey Blake. Today's Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Trot could increase his base salary of $3 million to $5 million this season if he earns all his performance bonuses.

One of Nixon's biggest hits in a Red Sox uniform was an 11th inning walkoff home run on Oct. 4, 2003 as the Sox beat the Oakland A's 3-1 to avoid elimination in their best-of-five AL playoff series.

"All the home runs you hit in your career in the regular season don't mean much unless you start hitting some in the postseason," said Nixon after the game winner. "This is what you play for."

Nixon, a Fenway fan favorite, was with the Red Sox organization for his entire professional career before becoming a free agent at the end of the 2006 season. He spent the last eight years as Boston's starting right fielder, though he had been plagued with a series of injuries over the last few seasons.

"I am confident I am going to get a job,'' Nixon was quoted as saying in yesterday's Wilmington Star. "I can't have what is going on with free agency consume me.''

"I am confident I will be with a team next year,'' Nixon said. "Where, I don't know. My mom asks, 'How are negotiations going? Are there any negotiations?' I'm like, 'Nothing.'

"It is real easy for me to worry because obviously this is the first time I've gone through the free-agent market. I've done plenty of wondering why this or that in the offseason. I don't think I have done anything in my career that has given me a bad name or anything.''




The ORIGINAL Dirt Dog! Besty of luck to Trot, he was a gutty Sawx.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:28 PM
I don't think I have done anything in my career that has given me a bad name or anything.'' No?..How 'bout the name Red Sox you bore, that's as bad as it gets

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:42 PM
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I don't think I have done anything in my career that has given me a bad name or anything.'' No?..How 'bout the name Red Sox you bore, that's as bad as it gets



Didn't seem to stop anyone down there from showing your idoit center fielder $50+ million of lovin'.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 04:46 PM
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The ORIGINAL Dirt Dog! Besty of luck to Trot, he was a gutty Sawx.


"Nixon hit .278 in his 10 seasons with the Red Sox and hit 133 home runs while driving in 523 runs."

I love Trot for his approach and dirt dog status, but an average of roughly 13 HRs and 52 RBI per season just wasn't getting it done. I hope he's goes to the Indians and has some crazy big numbers (especially in Yankee Stadium ) but somehow I just don't see it happening.

 

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Didn't seem to stop anyone down there from showing your idoit center fielder $50+ million of lovin'.
If you can't spell it..you can't call him It

PS..In all seriousness, Trot was a hardnosed competitor, and he killed us in big spots.
And my last vision at Yankee Stadium after the '04 game 7, was Trot spraying the bleachers with Champagne..My 2nd worse Yankee Stadium moment of my life.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 10:17 PM
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I heard Mike and the Maddog when they had a show on Clemente.

Amazing what he did on and off the field. Such a tragedy.


I agree that it was a tragedy. Just wish they didn't change the rules because of it.


Did you have a problem when they did the same thing, years earlier, so Lou Gerhig would go in before he died?


Yes

 

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I heard Mike and the Maddog when they had a show on Clemente.

Amazing what he did on and off the field. Such a tragedy.


I agree that it was a tragedy. Just wish they didn't change the rules because of it.


Did you have a problem when they did the same thing, years earlier, so Lou Gerhig would go in before he died?


Yes


Lets go the other way.

Addie Joss was voted in even though he didnt play 10 years. He died of
tubercular meningitis and was short 1 year of 10 years service. But he was an incredible pitcher. He has the second lowest era among pitchers 1.89. 4 years in a row of 20 plus wins.
He won 160 games in 9 years!

There will always be exceptions to the rule.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 10:18 AM
we stink.

oh wait, that's my May post.

nevermind.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 07:07 PM
So much for David Wells retiring. Padres are signing him for 3 million with potential to earn another 4 million in incentives!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2736756

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 10:32 PM
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So much for David Wells retiring. Padres are signing him for 3 million with potential to earn another 4 million in incentives!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2736756



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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 05:18 PM
Utley agrees to seven-year, $85 million extension with Philly.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2738188

 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 06:34 PM
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Utley agrees to seven-year, $85 million extension with Philly.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2738188



I think it's a damn good move by the Phils...... Utley is a good centerpiece player who is young and at a very shallow position. He's probably the best all around 2B IMO.

Anything under 100 million these days seems like a steal it seems.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:01 PM
24 days till pichers and catchers report

 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:24 PM
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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:26 PM
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Something we can both agree on

 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:35 PM
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Something we can both agree on


Absolutely.

Already got tix for my first trip to spring training, March 5 vs. Dodgers.

 

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Something we can both agree on


Absolutely.

Already got tix for my first trip to spring training, March 5 vs. Dodgers.


My dream vacation

But I would be in Tampa, not Winter Haven

 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:42 PM
Actually, they left Winter Haven years ago...been in Ft. Meyers for a while now. The 'rents have a place about 45 mins away for the month of March so I am taking the family down for our annual vacation, can't pass up the free place to stay! Just got lucky on the timing! And spring training SRO tix are only $10.
 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:44 PM
Oh.. woops

Have fun anyway

I will prolly have to wait untill The Brothers are done with the Beacon before I can head to Tampa in March



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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:46 PM
I hear ya. That's basically why I am just one-and-done at the Beacon...see ya March 31.
 

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  posted on 1/21/2007 at 10:48 PM
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I hear ya. That's basically why I am just one-and-done at the Beacon...see ya March 31.




I will be sure to wear my Yankee hat for ya again

hmmm and time to invest in that Damon jersey

 

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