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While history and the odds are against him, Pujols has won a batting title and has a great career BA. He has learned to look for the pitch to drive into the stands, so if it comes down to needing singles at the end to raise his average he could adjust his approach. However, if the Cardinals remain in the race Pujols will do what is needed for the team to win, not what is needed for his TC pursuit.
posted by whitedog65 at 01:49 AM on July 21
When I was in third grade I was considered for skipping on to fourth grade, but after everything was weighed it was decided that I might have trouble adjusting. Maturity could possibly be an issue in this case.
On the flip side, if the kid stays, does he improve or learn the right lessons? I like to win, but if I'm just whipping the tar out of everyone is it good for me? I'd be more concerned with keeping the kid grounded in reality than in creating a super athlete.
posted by whitedog65 at 08:46 AM on August 26
Hopefully all of this attention will force the NBA to raise the level of officiating. And it's good to see that many fans out there realize that poor officiating CAN affect the outcome of games. I always cringe when the naysayers use the defense of "it was only one bad call, get over it". Obviously, one bad call in a crucial situation can matter.
posted by whitedog65 at 10:56 AM on June 13
16 assists in game 2. Pretty sure that's what a point guard is supposed to do.
posted by whitedog65 at 11:25 PM on June 08
Good point, freeze. My Cardinals are in the damn 6 team division, when MLB could have evened things out. Pitchers who can't hit should at least learn to bunt. A decent bunt is more effective than a strikeout most of the time.
posted by whitedog65 at 07:30 AM on May 13
Sorry, thought this thread was going to be about Kobe's 4th quarter and OT performance in game 4.
posted by whitedog65 at 11:03 AM on May 12
The catch and throw on the tagup was beautiful! Nice job of moving forward on the catch and getting the momemtum going. The only bad thing was that the Cardinals lost last night when Izzy blew the save.
posted by whitedog65 at 07:19 AM on May 08
Good God, a genuine display of sportsmanship! Anyone who believes that you win at any cost should read this. My competitive sporting days are over, but I like to shoot pool. Many of my fellow competitors can't believe that I don't play every game to win. Well guess what, there are other reasons to play games - whether to practice skills that will benefit me later, or giving a lesser opponent an opportunity to knock off a better player and boost their confidence. Winning isn't the only thing.
posted by whitedog65 at 04:46 PM on April 29
True, but saying it in public and really meaning it are two different things, it's all about spin and the means to an end.
posted by whitedog65 at 12:34 PM on April 28
If Clemens thinks that real evidence of this affair is about to surface, all he needs to do is go on TV, bite his lip, shed a few tears, ask God and the American public for mercy, and all will be forgiven.
posted by whitedog65 at 12:06 PM on April 28
Probably a good trade for both teams. The Vikings were a .500 team last year so if this can help them find two or three more wins they are a playoff team. As a KC fan I hate to see Allen go. However, the Chiefs were terrible last year, and one defensive player wasn't going to drastically improve that record. If you doubt your ability to sign a soon-to-be free agent, trade him before the deadline arrives and your hand is forced. The Chiefs get to draft new talent who should be eager to play hard and prove themselves. Sometimes steps like this are needed to dig out of a deep hole.
posted by whitedog65 at 03:38 PM on April 23
It seems as if Thomas believes he should be in the lineup whether he is producing or not. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a team sport isn't it up to the manager to decide the best lineup to help his team win more games? HOF'er? No doubt about it.
posted by whitedog65 at 01:47 PM on April 21
Maybe they are just being realistic? 39 years old + low production + high salary doesn't make good sense for the team.
posted by whitedog65 at 08:08 AM on April 21
Nice apology - "I never meant to do anything wrong". So the lie wasn't to gain an undeserved advantage?
posted by whitedog65 at 11:45 PM on April 17
Read the original story. According to the Yankees spokeswoman it "never happened". Nice denial there, tootsie. How was this action a really bad thing? Did it affect the structural integrity of the concrete? Is a Boston fan trying to apply a curse, which I'm sure that Yankee personnel would dismiss as a ridiculous idea, a really bad thing? And why dig up an item that was never placed there, and wouldn't curse the team anyway?
posted by whitedog65 at 06:58 PM on April 13
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