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Interesting article on the 2013 Yankees:

As a Yankees’ fan, I realized I might be headed for a frustrating season when I became dismayed at my favorite team’s failures to sign Jeff Keppinger and Nate Schierholtz. That admission is not intended as an insult to Keppinger or Schierholtz; they are both solid players and deserve the millions they earned from the White Sox and Cubs, respectively. But the very possibility that they would have been pegged to start for the Yankees in 2013 is a frightening prospect.

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"Top" GIFs of 2012 (with more to come, supposedly):

I can't go back in this thread lest I become hypnotized by Dickey's knuckler. I must have watched that flutter by a dozen before the cat saved my life by bumping me. :lol:

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Former Red Sox & White Sox Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to DUI charges Thursday. Fisk was found passed out in his pickup truck in the middle of a Illinois farm field last October.

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Interesting article on the 2013 Yankees:

As a Yankees’ fan, I realized I might be headed for a frustrating season when I became dismayed at my favorite team’s failures to sign Jeff Keppinger and Nate Schierholtz. That admission is not intended as an insult to Keppinger or Schierholtz; they are both solid players and deserve the millions they earned from the White Sox and Cubs, respectively. But the very possibility that they would have been pegged to start for the Yankees in 2013 is a frightening prospect.

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I don't think the Yanks will be as good as last year because they've not really added anyone of note, lost a few players who were positive contributors last year, and they've gotten older. Can you reasonably expect Kuroda to have a career year again at his age, will Petite still be good, will Jeter have another good year at his advanced age, will Ichiro play well all year?

It's way past time for Cleveland and Atlanta to rename their baseball teams. Would we go for the NY n-words, the San Diego S---, the Houston honkies, etc? To further push the insult, let's have a grinnin' savages, eh, massa?!

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I don't see the Yankees, as presently constructed, making the playoffs next year.

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I don't see the Yankees, as presently constructed, making the playoffs next year.

One can only hope.

I wish the same on the Dodgers.

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a tip of the lid to the retiring hideki

http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/hideki-matsui-has-55000-porno-tape-collection-16872

"Indeed, his only eccentricity, if it can be called that, is his extensive private library of adult videos. His refreshing ability to laugh self-deprecatingly about his porno collection, reporters say, is one reason why fans and even nonfans have taken to him so much.

We’re guessing Matsui’s proclivity for a porno lifestyle is coming up after his bizarro introduction of his *wife* yesterday. Thanks to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, we have even more fun facts about Matsui insatiable desire for pay-for-sex feature films."

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a tip of the lid to the retiring hideki

http://www.sportsbyb...ollection-16872

"Indeed, his only eccentricity, if it can be called that, is his extensive private library of adult videos. His refreshing ability to laugh self-deprecatingly about his porno collection, reporters say, is one reason why fans and even nonfans have taken to him so much.

We’re guessing Matsui’s proclivity for a porno lifestyle is coming up after his bizarro introduction of his *wife* yesterday. Thanks to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, we have even more fun facts about Matsui insatiable desire for pay-for-sex feature films."

He was very popular in NYC, and he seemed to have a flair for the dramatic. IIRC, his first at bat he hit a grand slam! Matsui seemed to have no nerves, in a pressure situation he seemed to be the coolest person in the stadium. In 2009 he killed in the World Series and got a deserved MVP.

"Top" GIFs of 2012 (with more to come, supposedly):

http://mlb.sbnation....rt-1/in/3568973

http://mlb.sbnation....te-gifs-part-ii

http://mlb.sbnation....-iii/in/3568973

My favorite of the bunch:

mauer.gif

I had to watch that one about 5 times before I figured out what the catcher did- amazing!!!

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Joe Mauer!

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Did the Rangers really have to offer Lance Berkman 10 Million plus a 1 million dollar buy-out on a 2014 option to be their DH?

10 million for a 37 year old with chronic knee problems who played less than 35 games last year? Nice work if you can get it.

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Did the Rangers really have to offer Lance Berkman 10 Million plus a 1 million dollar buy-out on a 2014 option to be their DH?

10 million for a 37 year old with chronic knee problems who played less than 35 games last year? Nice work if you can get it.

Between him and AJ, "Summer's Eve" no longer relates to the Rangers strictly in terms of when most of the games will be played....

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Did the Rangers really have to offer Lance Berkman 10 Million plus a 1 million dollar buy-out on a 2014 option to be their DH?

10 million for a 37 year old with chronic knee problems who played less than 35 games last year? Nice work if you can get it.

Between him and AJ, "Summer's Eve" no longer relates to the Rangers strictly in terms of when most of the games will be played....

That's gotta be at least post of the day

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No one voted into the Hall of Fame this year, and Barry Bonds only 36.2% of the vote. I think Bonds is a total jerk, have no use for him at all, but he should be in the Hall of Fame. MLB made a lot of money off of him, and then to get so high and mighty and pure all of a sudden, it's total bs. Bud Selig is probably dancing for joy at the news.... :tdown

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And Clemens only a point or two above Bonds. The thing is its not a one and done situation they get 14 more years. My guess is that next year they both take a jump into the 50% range and within four years both will be in. But if they don't get the votes next year they may very well end up in Sosa/McGuire/Palmiero land and never see induction.

The question that comes to mind Matthew is which would be a bigger travesty:

if Jack Morris gets in or if Bonds and Clemens never get in?

To me it would be Morris getting in, and his pretty small increase gives me hope that he'll actually fail in his final chance next year. Glavine and Maddux are no-doubt-about-it inductees so maybe with those on the ballot maybe Morris can't find the votes. That's happened before, where potentially worthy inductees saw their numbers drop because better candidates who played the same position got on the ballot for the first time.

Other notes: I'd say Biggio can book his hotel for next year but if there's any justice Bagwell will go in at the same time. Not sure if he can do it though I thought his vote total would jump more than it did.

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It should be rare to get in on your first year of eligibility, but Biggio scored high and can probably make it in next year. Bagwell might still be under a cloud of suspicion.

Anyone who says "They all juiced" ought to look at the careers of Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas.

MLB Network did a good comparison of Morris and Lolich, who got almost no consideration for the HOF. Very similar numbers and careers, but no love for Lolich. What's Morris' secret?

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Game 7, and that killer mustache.

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Yeah, I'm not sold on Morris as a HofF guy. For me, he's in the twilight zone of a very good player, but not great. There's a lot of players like that from the 70s & 80s -- Al Oliver (who no one talks about ever), Murphy, Dave Parker, Steve Garvey, etc. Speaking of Lolich, he was a very good pitcher, actually had over three hundred strikeouts in a year, and over three hundred innings in a year (which might never happen again). I always thought these "Team Hall of Fame" are a good idea for these players who weren't HofF caliber, but should be recognized none the less.

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I'd like to see a Hall Of Really Good...Vada Pinson would be my poster-man.

What will they do for a ceremony this summer?

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Yankee fans will mob the place for the induction of the owner who bought Babe Ruth.

There's also the matter of whoever is inducted to the broadcaster wing.

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