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Sluggers Shun Monday's Home Run Derby

Postby ScreamingWeasel » Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:13 pm

Sluggers shunning Home Run Derby
From staff and wire reports

Baseball's biggest sluggers will skip the All-Star Home Run Derby. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez have declined to participate in Monday's long-ball festival at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
Participants are to be named on Thursday.

Bonds, asked why he's skipping out, answered, "Because I'm grown, and I don't have to"

Hey. Thanks for giving something back to the fans
you ego-inflated-multi-gazillionaire-HumVee-drivin-Boca-Raton-corked-bat-steroid-swillin'-I-don't-sign-pampered jerks.

But. I digress.
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Postby Dazedncnfz » Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:17 pm

well as a bonds owner....i say its ok with me...let him rest!..hehe
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Postby thelongestyard » Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:21 pm

Guess these guys forgot that "chicks dig the long ball"..... :-)
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Postby Homeless » Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:26 pm

Thats sad, but a sign of the times. :,-(
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Postby slowkidz » Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:38 pm

should be a quick lil derby then huh? ;-)
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Postby awwchrist » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:42 pm

just like the slam dunk competition...the home run derby and slam dunk competition is ultimately and bottom line for the fans..and yet they shun it.


So when you hear the players spew out time and time again "I'm just here to honor the fans" yadda yadda yadda and the like, tell em to blow it out their collective asses.

I don't believe em for a second.
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Postby thelongestyard » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:51 pm

Maybe the cork supplier was closed for the week, and their "entertainment" bats will not be available in time. :-o
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Postby terpfan » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:54 pm

the ONLY REASON they are paid at all is because of us!! why do we let them get away with bs like this?
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Postby Guttpuppy » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:12 pm

It's baseball...who cares?
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:15 pm

terpfan wrote:the ONLY REASON they are paid at all is because of us!! why do we let them get away with bs like this?

Exactly!
And exactly why I posted this.
I'd LOVE to change this.
But - to quote the Stones - "... what's a poor boy to do, but sing in a Rock 'N Roll band?"
It's just getting harder and harder and harder to even relate to sports stars with this kind of money and this kind of attitude.
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