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   1. SouthSideRyan Posted: September 06, 2005 at 05:57 PM (#1600175)
I hate Dusty Baker.
   2. GregQ Posted: September 06, 2005 at 09:33 PM (#1600617)
Wow-by the end of the year the chatter will have negative posts, it will be sucking posts from near by threads!
   3. Sweet Posted: September 06, 2005 at 10:53 PM (#1600828)
Hairston
Perez
Lee
Burnitz
Nomar
Walker
Barrett
Patterson
Rusch

***

I've resigned myself to Neifi's continued presence in the starting lineup through at least September 2006, but what is the possible justification for making Hairston the default starter over Murton? (Don't answer that.) I'd think Murton's started something like 4 out of the last 13 games for which he's been on the roster. They should at least have the decency to send him back to West Tenn so that he can taste playoff baseball. Go Diamond Jaxx! (Nolasco named best pitcher in the Southern League, by the way.)
   4. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1600897)
Same old lineup that's had so much success all year. Might as well keep running it out there.

I'm about done with this season. I find myself barely able to pay attention to these games, and news that they're talking about extending numbnuts for two more years has just sucked the life out of me.

Imagine how Cedeno and Murton must feel. It'll be 2009 before they get any real chance to play, maybe longer.
   5. Dusty's Least Favorite Base-Clogger (Roy Hobbs) Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:23 PM (#1600905)
Nolasco named best pitcher in the Southern League, by the way.

Deal him while he's hot!
   6. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:25 PM (#1600911)
Deal him while he’s hot!

Maybe we can package Nolasco, Hill, Murton, and Cedeno for someone who Dusty will actually play.

Isn't Bernie Williams going to be available?
   7. Dusty's Least Favorite Base-Clogger (Roy Hobbs) Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:31 PM (#1600929)
Bernie should be a free agent along with Womack!
   8. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:42 PM (#1600980)
Here's more crap from over the weekend:

Hendry said he had no problem with manager Dusty Baker's decision not to play Cedeno on an everyday basis in September.

"We've talked about it a lot," Hendry said. "I think what you'll see the rest of the way is he'll get plenty of time. We're comfortable with that. A lot of guys deserve to play."

"We're playing a little better now. Not only are we trying to make decisions on younger guys like Ronny and [Matt] Murton, we're also trying to make decisions on who else we may bring back on the club."
   9. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: September 06, 2005 at 11:57 PM (#1601040)
I don't get this. Forget about agreeing with it; I don't even get what they are *trying* to say.

It doesn't sound like Baker and Hendry are saying "we need to play the vets because they'll win more games than the kids." I could be wrong about this, however, given Dusty's urge to get back to .500, but don't hear these comments from Hendry so I don't think it's at the top of their priorities.

It also doesn't sound like Baker and Hendry are saying "we need to play vets because we need to decide if they fit in our plans for 2006." from everything I've read/heard, it sounds like they've already made up their minds about the vets (or should have by now).

It also doesn't sound like Hendry and Dusty even recognize they need to make decisions about the kids. Indeed, as much as I don't believe them, it sounds like they are planning to have Murton and Cedeno start a sizeable (majority) of games next year.

It also doesn't sound like they believe that playing in September would allow or aid the kids to improve. They seem to think that to the extent they need to learn/improve at all, they can do that in winter ball.

Instead, the only reason I've seen or heard for why the vets are playing is that they feel some sense of loyalty/obligation to the vets who have screwed up all year and who may not be back in 2006.

I truly don't understand this and I don't believe I've ever heard them explain this. I don't think I will hear any explanation either.
   10. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: September 07, 2005 at 12:01 AM (#1601059)
It sounds as if Hendry and Baker believe that MLB games are not opportunities to learn/develop -- even in September -- and that the only opportunity for a player to learn/develop is in the minor leagues or in winter ball.

Of course, this doesn't apply to Nomar, who is entitled to all the OTJ training he wants so that he can play 3B for another team in 2006.
   11. mbd1mbd1 Posted: September 07, 2005 at 12:28 AM (#1601212)
Another game, another rough first inning for Morris. It's got to be psychological at this point.
   12. SouthSideRyan Posted: September 07, 2005 at 12:57 AM (#1601306)
A solo HR for Lee. That's different.
   13. The Rafael Bournigal fan club Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:15 AM (#1601376)
Is it wrong for me to root against the ################## Cubs for the rest of the year?

I need five more runs in this game anyway...
   14. Flounders just sitting there, cranky & superfluous Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:36 AM (#1601467)
What if Rusch throws a perfect game and no one in Chicago is watching? Does it still count?
   15. Wilver Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:45 AM (#1601502)
shush!
   16. Urban Faber Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:46 AM (#1601504)
I know nothing ...
   17. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:47 AM (#1601509)
I wasn't watching.

All our superstar young starters, and Glendon #### Rusch will be the one to throw the no-no?
   18. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:49 AM (#1601513)
Could someone delete 14?

The proper terminology is, "has yet to pitch from the stretch"
   19. Urban Faber Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:50 AM (#1601518)
The proper terminology is, “has yet to pitch from the stretch”

He could have given up a solo homer to someone ...
   20. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:52 AM (#1601535)
He could have given up a solo homer to someone

I figure the score should give enough additional info.
   21. Giantandre Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:53 AM (#1601541)
Now that Papi Grande just beat the hometowners --- I tune into Cub central and ---- I guess I'm not going to say it
   22. Urban Faber Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:56 AM (#1601554)
With Brenly on hand, I hope to god no one on the Cards tries to bunt.
   23. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:57 AM (#1601563)
Damn you Eckstein!!!!!!!!!!!
   24. Giantandre Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:57 AM (#1601564)
My least fav. player in the History of Baseball gets the hit ........... that Sucks
   25. Arch Stanton Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:58 AM (#1601570)
We can all stop paying attention again, right?
   26. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 01:59 AM (#1601577)
We can all stop paying attention again, right?

Paying attention to what?

*flips channel*
   27. Giantandre Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:01 AM (#1601581)
Time for Rock Star:INXS yet ???
   28. Meatwad Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:01 AM (#1601585)
wow i had no idea rusch was doing that good tonight

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