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That is one of the myriad delights of this video; from the excitable drummer who swings his hair back and forth so he can feel it move brush his neck, to the keyboard player with the receeding hairline hat who looks like a pedophile, this clip seems to have it all. One of my favorite parts is the TV reporter's vocal delivery, "Rock and roll and baseball, an odd couple if there ever was one..." it's so perfectly stereotypical.



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Um. Is the guy with the moustache really singing? Because it sounds like a 14-year-old girl.



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This probably won't help.

 

Everything About This News Report Screams 80's



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Wow that big picture of barroid is creepy. I went over to drains house and he made a hole in the mouth and told me he had never had a face **** that was sooooooo good.

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MLB season starts on Monday...or is it Sunday?

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I love the word "maroon." If even Lenny was on the juice then they should just release a report of the players that have NOT tested positive in the last 20 years. It would probably say: Glenn Hubbard, Ron Cey, Claudell Washington, U.L. Washington, Chris Sabo and Bert Blyleven. Everyone else has backne.

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Not too good at all. But I'd have to imagine that anyone that was hoping that the report would say "yeah, some players have used 'roids, but it's not as prevalent as we first feared" would be a maroon.

I like that 'maroon' gets use on this board.

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Well, the new steroid report is not making baseball look too good.

But uh, Lenny Dykstra?

Say it ain't so, Lenny!

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Wockenfuss, for three...Count it!

They should include the fact that his fellow teammates called him "The Incredible Hulk." What a maroon.

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His enlarged cranium should be presented as evidence in court.

He looks like Ken Griffey Jr. after he drank that tonic on the Simpsons.

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As you may have noticed from my new picture (fine, avatar):



Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges



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It was comical! I started batting RH since that how I batted most as a kid, I figured that maybe I wouldn't have that much power but at least I'd be able to make some contact.

I whiffed so many pitches! I was starting to get embarrassed. I mean, I'm called EA Sports for crying out loud!

So, I switched from maple to an aluminum bat, and that didn't help much so I stepped across the plate and got into my LH stance and that's when I started getting a hold of them. I put my fair share into the outfield, nothing beyond the fence though.

I'm wondering if all these years without swinging a baseball bat and golfing right-handed has fouled up my baseballl swing. I'm deece playing golf RH but really couldn't hit many baseballs RH. When I was in my LH stance I felt terribly uncomfortable (which I mentioned and someone replied that it looked natural) but I was poking it pretty well.

It was a bunch of fun at any rate, running around the field shagging balls and taking BP.

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Dude, I am jealous. You make some solid contact?

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So, I just finished the last beavers game of the season earlier tonight. The game operations crew took batting practice after the game and it was sweet! I haven't had that much fun in a long time. A little BP, a little pizza and a little beer make for a great evening with the co-workers.

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Yeah, the old "everyone is doing it" argument. You know, I wouldn't care if they legalized 'roids in baseball. At least then you would know with certainty that the playing field was level and you knew what you were getting while watching it. It's the whole denial and the sweeping of 'roids under the rug, that gets my goat.

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re: bonds & 756

i turned the game on since there was nothing better to watch. that and jeremy (clarke) called me at 4pm and said he'd be at the game sitting out in left field. he'd bougt a ticket last week since he was going to be in town for work on tuesday. nice call on that one man.

anyway, after those first two hits i knew he was going to get it...i was kind of disappointed that hank videotaped the congratulatory message. i liked the idea that he was doing no press and all around ignoring the fact that bonds was going to surpass his mark.

my favorite justification of the steroid suspicion debate was the douche on espn radio tuesday before the game who said that bonds faced many pitchers who've most likely juiced so it kind of evens things out.

i guess it's sometimes hard to fill a 3hr. talkshow about sports huh chief?

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Hey that looks familiar...

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Here's a little something to brighten your spirits from Portland's own Yordany Ramirez



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I think he was slated to come back down to AAA even before the Bonds shot. At any rate, I heard that him being sent down had nothing to do with him giving that shot up. Plus he got a signed bat from BB for giving that jack up. As awesome as it would have been to have every pitcher for every team intentionally walk him for the rest of his career, I admire Clay for pitching to him.

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Wow, I kind of thought you were kidding about that dude coming back to the minors. Rough week for him.

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And I saw Clay Hensley at work today.

At any rate, Barry Bonds did it*.

"He says choad and I say taint."

With all this talk of a tainted record, EA Sports says "Barry Bonds"

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I'm still rooting for a car accident that takes him out of baseball forever. At least that way he'll only be tied for the record.

Wait, his daughter's name is Asia? Asia Bonds? Does that sound like a porno to anyone else?

The pitcher BB hit 755 off of is named Clay Hensley and he started the season with Portland. In fact, he will be back pitching in Portland in a couple of days.

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It is too bad it wasn't "free pretzel" or "dozen egg" night. His douchebag ****y display is exactly why I have grown to love hockey. The reason why hockey does not have nearly the amount of pricks is the fighting element. The only equivalent in baseball is the pitcher throwing at the batter, which I never think is okay. You can easily kill somebody that way. Besides, they usually throw at the NEXT batter, and not the offending player, which never made sense to me. But yeah, baseball would be rad if there was enforcers. Like if Bonds had to fight the shortstop while he is rounding the bases for showing up the pitcher? I would pay money for that.

I am holding out hope that maybe Griffey can hold on for 10 more years and Arod will quit, thus giving Griffey the chance to hold the record. He is who really deserves it anyways. Or maybe the ghost of Willie Mays?

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I enjoyed all the asterisks the Pahds fans were holding up throughout the game.

What a shame.

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I wanted to knock that smug look off Bond's face as he walked down the line and watched his 755th HR leave the park.

What a rube.

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Baseball Tonight is on at 7 and then again around 9:30 I think. It's often late because of games going long, etc. Which is a bitch when I'm recording it with the DVR. They have a newer segment at the end called "That's Nasty" where they show pitchers throwing some devastating curves/heat. It's pretty sweet.

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Yeah, I've got to give to give it to the Mariners. If I ever have to choose a baseball team it is always them. They are like the modern day Cubs. Always good but you know they will never be good enough. And Ichiro is so awesome he is singlehandedly keeping my interest in the game.

EA, I know all about hating Seattle though. They are the Winterhawks' fiercest rivals and their team is always chock full of douches. If you want a fun evening, go to a Seattle/Winterhawk game with Dr. Dold. You couldn't believe that so much rage could come out of one little man. I always love that Northwest rivalry that the rest of the sports world probably laughs at.

I would love the Padres if they went back to the bat swinging monk guy as their mascot. Even as a kid I knew that was awesome. Speaking of, how why the Brewers ever dumped their vintage logo is beyond me. It was one of the best in sports.

When is Baseball Tonight on? Lord knows I love John Kruk.

And yes, that's the guy, that guy's pajamas are awesome. That is what is wrong with baseball, right there. Where the damn uni douche. Its a team game. At least try not to call attention to the fact that you are an overpaid idiot. Isn't that the guy that the Little League World Series kids always like?

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But then again Portland has the Padres' farm team.

Mind you I haven't really tried to follow the Pahds all that much, but if I were to try hardest to follow one team, it would definitely be them because of the hometown connection. I love Ichiro, the dude's a stud, but owing to my ove of the Timbers and our fierce rivalry with Seattle, I can't bring myself to root for the M's.

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Ideally, I'd like to see a Mets/Mariners world series.

It's easiest to be a Mariners fan out here, because FSN plays the games all the time. And Ichiro is the coolest leadoff hitter ever.

But mostly I just try and watch Baseball Tonight every night before I go to bed. I'm trying to get back into it, learn who the players are, and I like watching the highlights. And Kruk is there most of the time with his views and opinions which are usually dead on.

Are you talking about Manny Ramirez?
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What, you don't like his pajamas?

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I am still laughing from EA's post. That was priceless.

I know, I keep trying. I watch the Diamondbacks whenever they are on but I can't really get into them. I miss having Mariners games on. If I just watch a regular game I can usually still enjoy it. Its when I watch Sportscenter that I start hating it. Who is that rube that has the baggy clothes on the Sox? That guy is a douche. I need to get a new baseball game for the PS2 to foster my love, hockey style.

Who are you rooting for these days, Wock?

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I'd rather see Bonds in a car wreck.

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Ah, I was once like you.

Watch Baseball Tonight for a couple nights in a row and you'll get sucked in. Kruk pulls no punches and neither does Peter Gammons. Their coverage of Bonds is there, but they're not glossing it up for ratings.

There are plenty of things to like in baseball this year. A few:

Rookie phenom Hunter Pence. Kid plays center field for the Astros (think he might be on the DL right now) and he is a defensive madman. And an all around great player. And he looks like he's 14.

Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies. Dude is a switch hitting speed demon who can hit for power. He's on the highlights every single night.

Dmitri Young, first baseman for the Nationals. He is huge, has trouble running, but just pounds the ball.

David Wright, third baseman for the Mets. Nice guy, great player, does lots of work in his community, and makes plays from the hot corner that are unreal. Reminder that there's still plenty of good guys playing baseball.


I'm looking forward to Bonds breaking the record so we can all just move on.

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But then I remember why I started hating it 10 years or so ago. Overpaid pompous asses and a league that lets its players do anything as longs as it makes money. Here is a nice video of Barry Bonds getting mercilessly booed in Philadelphia:




Way to have a player that fans in all cities other than San Francisco straight up hate. The league is more concerned about the attention and revenue that his record will bring then the embarrassment that him being allowed to play continues to cause. It prevents old fans like me from enjoying the game. Ichiro still rules, though.

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