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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:46 am

Except it wasn't pure inaction. He was suspended and fined. Valid arguments are plenty that it wasn't enough based on the tapes.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:56 am

Flex wrote:Except it wasn't pure inaction. He was suspended and fined. Valid arguments are plenty that it wasn't enough based on the tapes.


Specially considering that the video is just a snippet of what is reported to be at least a hundred hours of footage
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:00 am

Klaudandus wrote:
Flex wrote:Except it wasn't pure inaction. He was suspended and fined. Valid arguments are plenty that it wasn't enough based on the tapes.


Specially considering that the video is just a snippet of what is reported to be at least a hundred hours of footage


Also you have to factor in that Murdock didn't go public or possibly to the AD until after his contract wasn't renewed so he might not have shown the AD much more than some of less bad stuff. It falls into the "what did he know and when did he know it."
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:30 am

Flex wrote:Also you have to factor in that Murdock didn't go public or possibly to the AD until after his contract wasn't renewed so he might not have shown the AD much more than some of less bad stuff. It falls into the "what did he know and when did he know it."


Apparently, he saw the AD about this during summer, but it is unsure when was he told he was letting go for "insubordination".

The December thing however feels more like "Taking you down with me", bringing the tape to the AD in an attempt to get Rice fired, when that didn't happen he went public with the tap.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Jabari » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 pm

Shoju wrote:
  • Reynolds, is proving it's feast or famine. He's 1 for 8, with 1 hr, 1 RBI, and 3 K's. But that HR won the game. His Hr is said to have traveled 473 feet. WOW


Heh, welcome to the Mark Reynolds Experience.

Did Trevor Bauer get on with the big club or down in the minors? I'll be interested to see how he does - still not sure why the DBacks traded (gave) him away.

DBacks 2 of 3, including a 16-inning win last night/this morning. Plus, we already have one of the most amusing and/or pathetic video clips so far this year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/?tcid=tw_share#contentId=43754478
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:45 am

Jabari wrote:
Shoju wrote:
  • Reynolds, is proving it's feast or famine. He's 1 for 8, with 1 hr, 1 RBI, and 3 K's. But that HR won the game. His Hr is said to have traveled 473 feet. WOW


Heh, welcome to the Mark Reynolds Experience.

Did Trevor Bauer get on with the big club or down in the minors? I'll be interested to see how he does - still not sure why the DBacks traded (gave) him away.

DBacks 2 of 3, including a 16-inning win last night/this morning. Plus, we already have one of the most amusing and/or pathetic video clips so far this year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/?tcid=tw_share#contentId=43754478


Bauer was sent to AAA, but Kazmir has a pulled Abdominal muscle, and hit the 15 day DL, so Bauer is going to get a couple of starts early on. After watching the slugfest last night, He might end up in the rotation anyway. Myers didn't look good at all. He left so many pitches hanging. I can't imagine he'll have a very long leash if he keeps doing that.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:28 am

Flex wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:
Flex wrote:Except it wasn't pure inaction. He was suspended and fined. Valid arguments are plenty that it wasn't enough based on the tapes.


Specially considering that the video is just a snippet of what is reported to be at least a hundred hours of footage


Also you have to factor in that Murdock didn't go public or possibly to the AD until after his contract wasn't renewed so he might not have shown the AD much more than some of less bad stuff. It falls into the "what did he know and when did he know it."


The Rutgers fallout continues. Martelli, an assistant coach resigned as he was also involved in the abuse, and Pernetti, the AD, also "resigned" (Rutgers say he resigned, but others say they forced his hand)

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/colle ... -1.1308334
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mens-colleg ... ource-says
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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Woot, the Royals manage to come back from being down 4-0 to winning 13-4 against the Phillies today! Now to get above .500 and stay that way, so that they're on a win streak when I go to my birthday game against the Indians on April 28th.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:57 am

When Tribe faces bad pitchers = They suck.
When Tribe faces Cy Young Winners = 2-0.

That's right. Against the field, they are 1-3, but against the reigning Cy Young Award Winners? They are 2-0
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am

John Lackey is hurt, almost glad that's the case as I hate his guts.

I still have no idea why Epstein got him. He was a terrible pitcher against the AL East and even worse at Fenway Stadium when he was with the Angels.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:45 am

Oh those Dodgers and Padres.

Great tweet came out of it though.

Carlos Quentin is lucky it was just Matt Kemp waiting for him in the parking lot and not this guy. #Dodgers #Padres

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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:55 am

Shoju wrote:Oh those Dodgers and Padres.


Quentin comes off as a prick. Way to incite bad blood between two teams that didn't have it before.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:17 pm

I don't get the NHL's resistance to letting their players play in the Olympics. The sport fanbase is in the "small but rabid" category and the Olympics are a great time to introduce people to the game who might not watch it otherwise.

The players are great and fit the "humble athlete" trope to a tee, the game is great fun to watch both live and on TV, a regular season Caps game is as tense as a Ravens playoff game for me, so the league should jump at any chance to push the sport.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:45 am

* Quentin banned 8 games, Grienke out 8 weeks due to injury
* PAY-Roid tried to buy his medical records so he could shred them

* Kobe likely done with a torn achilles

* Gronk's arm seems to be falling apart
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:24 am

Klaudandus wrote:* Quentin banned 8 games, Grienke out 8 weeks due to injury
* PAY-Roid tried to buy his medical records so he could shred them

* Kobe likely done with a torn achilles

* Gronk's arm seems to be falling apart



Kobe will be back.. he's that type.

If the Padres are smart, they'll keep Quentin at 8 games, because less will fuel the bad blood with the Dodgers.

Perhaps we've seen the last of Arod. It will be really fun if he does get back on the field.
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