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A-Roid

August 20, 2013

I thought that A-Roid (as one fan accidentally misspelled his nickname on a placard that he held up in the stands), as the greatest ‘natural’ player in the history of the world, would have hit a hom......

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wwhickok

Aug-20-13 7:06 AM

Are you being serious right now? There are people around the world starving to death and this guy deserves another $100M for doing nothing except taking steroids?

Sosa, McGuire, Braun, Cabrera, and others were PROVEN to take steroids or admitted to it and they didn't hit a HR every at bat, so that arguement is just stupid.

Good Job being a positive role model to kids though and showing them that if you can't win fair and square, that's okay, you can always resort to cheating with steroids...

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Scott36

Aug-20-13 7:50 AM

Good Job being a positive role model to kids though and showing them that if you can't win fair and square, that's okay, you can always resort to cheating with steroids... wwhickok--Well stated! You stole my thunder, Isn't it a sad state of affairs that(most) of todays athletes are not good role models? That cheating to achieve something is accepted(by some)? That money is the ONLY thing to consider? Sad...

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 8:09 AM

I believe Mr. Thompson is using sarcasm. Personally I have been a loyal Yankee supporter since childhood and I never did like this man. But when the Yankees chose to play him while he is appealing his suspension, that gave me all the reason I needed to abandon my once loved Yankees and place my loyalty with the Phillies. I don't care how much they are paying him, benching him would have been the right call and sent the right message to other players, fans and our youth.

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FormerEastEnder

Aug-20-13 8:33 AM

" most famous, fabulous and favorite Yankee there ever was or will be"... I also hope that is sarchasm... other GREATER names come to mind... Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio... this guy can't even clean their cleats !!

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FormerEastEnder

Aug-20-13 8:34 AM

Though I dont agree with his use of juice, I do agree with letting him play.. he IS following the course of action voted on and approved by the Players Union... If the players dont like it, change the CBA next vote !!

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wwhickok

Aug-20-13 8:37 AM

If this letter truly was sarcasm, then I apologize, but I have my doubts that it honestly was. If it wasn't sarcasm, the author should honestly be ashamed of themselves.

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 8:46 AM

LoL Francine you can come to my house and see that I have taken down my Yankee banner that I proudly displayed for years. Just as my brother used to be an avid Eagles fan until the Michael Vick incident and he chose never to support them again. But if you once again have a insight in to why I make the decisions I do, then that is your prerogative, no matter how wrong you may be. Go Phillies! LoL

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CMReeder

Aug-20-13 8:48 AM

The fans want to see home runs, the owners want their players to hit home runs, the sport shows want to show hume runs being hit and to talk about them. It is no longer about the game of baseball it is about hitting homeruns and as much as you can. You need to be super human to do it.

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 8:57 AM

Reeder I couldn't agree more and over the last couple decades I have watched my former team spend millions and millions of dollars to try and remain the powerhouse in the league, just as many teams do. Actually my preference is college sports because yes, there is still a lot of money involved, but the players play with more determination and passion in my opinion. To play a man like ARod for the mere reason of trying to get a win, just gives baseball and the team a bad reputation in my opinion.

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 9:31 AM

Wow Francine, do you feel better now? You're right, I do draw a military pension and I earned it. As far as making it in the real world, I gave up a very lucrative six figure career as a defense contractor in order to move back home to help care for my father who since passed away from Alzheimer's. Have you ever had to bathe your father and change his diaper? Now I help care for my mother who is also in poor health. I am the only single sibling so it made sense for me to step up to the plate. Please don't judge me when you don't even know me.

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SteelerFan

Aug-20-13 9:39 AM

Hey gang, the whole letter is sarcasm.

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SteelerFan

Aug-20-13 9:43 AM

Capricorn1/Gunny, I think you're OK and it's admirable what you have done for your parents.

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WeThePeople

Aug-20-13 9:47 AM

Being in my 60's also, have been a Yankee's Fan since 1963 while in the hospital for appendicitis Mickey Mantle "My Yankee's Hero" Hit a home run which made my Dad a winner he was in at Avco and as we watched he said if he won he would give me half. That home Run made him the winner. Not a lot in these days but to a 13yr. old in 63 is was quite a bit. I followed the Yankees ever since then and still do. I am with them win or lose. There have been other players in baseball that have not been good role models like Arod, but I am a fan of the TEAM. If you watched them play the Red Sox the other night you saw Arod get hit purposely and booed VERY LOUDLY by the Sox fans and although his team mates may not like what he has done they were all there as a team to back him up even his manager was thrown out for sticking up for his player. So if you are a TRUE fan of a team you stick with them through the good times and the bad. JMHO

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WeThePeople

Aug-20-13 9:51 AM

"which made my Dad a winner in the pool he was in at Avco"

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 9:56 AM

WeThePeople, you're probably right and I probably jumped the gun in my decision. By the way I haven't thrown that Yankees banner away. LoL I was already hating ARod to begin with and his smug attitude, but when they decided to let him play after all that's happened, that just really made me go off. Maybe I allowed my disdain for ARod affect my decision about the team as a whole. I still think Jeter is one of the most stand up guys and best role models the sport has ever had. I'll see what happens next year. Hopefully ARod will gone. My family all tells me that I will never completely abandon them.

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Capricorn1

Aug-20-13 10:00 AM

Francine how about we just choose to ignore each other. I don't disrespect you and it would be nice to get the same in return, but obviously you aren't capable of that. Enjoy your day.

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enigma

Aug-20-13 10:07 AM

As an expert in sarcasm, let me assure all of you that this letter is dripping with it.

Chuck, Only the most superficial fans just want to see home runs. There is a lot to the game of baseball. The best part of the game is the skill displayed in defense. There is also the strategy involved. Too many home runs ruin the game. Even if you are shallow and just want to see home runs, juicing is against rules (cheating). Oh, I forgot, liberals don't have a problem with cheating.

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CMReeder

Aug-20-13 11:34 AM

They have a homerun contest every year. Owners are willing to pay handsomely for big powerful hitters. What makes the headlines on sports pages for baseball the homeruns that were hit.

Then what makes one truly shallow is their constant need to link liberals to everything they detest. I never gave my approval for 'cheating' in sports with enhance drugs. I just pointed out why players are inclined to do so.

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enigma

Aug-20-13 1:58 PM

Chuck,"I never gave my approval for 'cheating' in sports with enhance drugs."

My mistake. You can understand my confusion, as on another thread you are supporting cheating on elections. Let me see if I've got your stand straight. Democrats cheating is good, baseball players cheating is bad. I've got it. That would make you a hypocrite. What if A-Rod is a Democrat?

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Ritty77

Aug-20-13 9:28 PM

Hey, Gunny, welcome to the club. Go Phillies!

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