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mweflen
03-25-2005, 10:56 AM
2 pages of coverage? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Must... stay... under.... radar.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=2019149&num=2

cbrownson13
03-25-2005, 11:14 AM
"Miguel Oliva will help shore up a weak and aging catcher position for the Mariners."


Who is that?

Jaffar
03-25-2005, 11:17 AM
Miguel Oliva? Good thing ESPN knows what they are talking about.

Ol' No. 2
03-25-2005, 11:17 AM
2 pages of coverage? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Must... stay... under.... radar.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=2019149&num=2Who's this Miguel Oliva guy that the Mariners have?:?:

Edit: Three in a row. Isn't that special?

PAPChiSox729
03-25-2005, 11:26 AM
How much I do miss Miguel Oliva! Remember, this is ESPN we are talking about.

MeanFish
03-25-2005, 11:28 AM
Call me crazy, but looking at our current catching situation I don't think that we're going to miss Olivo's inability to hit a breaking ball too much. Though, I did like Olivo a lot.

Mickster
03-25-2005, 11:39 AM
Call me crazy, but looking at our current catching situation I don't think that we're going to miss Olivo's inability to hit a breaking ball too much. Though, I did like Olivo a lot.

You will miss him when they enshrine him into Cooperstown, though!

thepaulbowski
03-25-2005, 11:53 AM
Who's this Miguel Oliva guy that the Mariners have?:?:

Edit: Three in a row. Isn't that special?

Maybe he is realted to Tony Oliva.....

MeanFish
03-25-2005, 12:01 PM
The three top threads right now are positive press threads about the Sox. It's like the Twilight Zone or something.

mweflen
03-25-2005, 12:08 PM
Will Jeremy Reed and Miguel Oliva be enshrined together? What a Mariners exhibit that would make...

A.T. Money
03-25-2005, 12:11 PM
Beltin' Bill used to call him Oliva.

MeanFish
03-25-2005, 12:17 PM
Will Jeremy Reed and Miguel Oliva be enshrined together? What a Mariners exhibit that would make...

For some reason, that reminds me of the scene in Baseketball with Kareem Abdul Jabbar sitting in a glass display case.

mweflen
03-25-2005, 12:20 PM
Man, if I were Miguel Olivo, I would order my tombstones in advance to make sure they were spelled correctly...

HawkISox
03-25-2005, 12:37 PM
Someone should tell Dan Patrick there are other teams in MLB besides the Bankee$ and Red Sox, he never got the memo.

SOXSINCE'70
03-25-2005, 12:53 PM
Maybe he is realted to Tony Oliva.....

At least he's not related to Olivia Newton John.
Or Sir Lawrence Olivier.:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

JGarlandrules20
03-25-2005, 12:55 PM
They spelled Jon Garland's name wrong too....

Lip Man 1
03-25-2005, 01:43 PM
Considering it was written by Gary (The Urinator) Miller who publicly stated when he was hosting Baseball Tonight (before he got booted off into the nether regions of ESPN after his little 'incident) that he was a Cubs fan having been raised on the North Side, this is pretty good.

Lip

Corlose 15
03-25-2005, 02:12 PM
Incident?


I've always thought that Miller has been fairly positive towards the Sox during ESPN Sox games considering his Cub fandom.

Lip Man 1
03-25-2005, 09:49 PM
His 'urination' incident which for some reason didn't get him fired from ESPN completely.

Lip

FightingBillini
03-25-2005, 09:59 PM
His 'urination' incident which for some reason didn't get him fired from ESPN completely.

Lip

Urination incident? You can't leave us hanging like that, Lip.

Lip Man 1
03-26-2005, 01:15 PM
During the 1997 American League playoffs, Miller was in Cleveland covering an Indians series for ESPN. One night at a party he decided to urinate off a second floor balcony. (I guess he thought he was at or around Wrigley Field)

Big mistake.

Directly under that balcony happened to be two off duty cops just minding their own business when it suddenly started 'raining.'

Miller was arrested, thrown in the slammer for public intoxication and yanked off ESPN's coverage of the playoffs. There was talk about going to trial but the matter was settled out of court.

It was exactly at this time that Miller was removed as host of Baseball Tonight and has never been seen hosting a 'SportsCenter' again. Basically he does things like interview players and managers during ESPN's baseball telecast and compose articles (some would say not very well) for the web and print versions of ESPN. His career is basically over (which as Martha Stewert would say is a good thing because as an anchor he was awful. Constantly stumbling over names and sentences and mumbling.)

He was bad at ESPN and he was worse at CNN Sports before that. He got his position at ESPN because both Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann who worked with him at CNN recommended him when they went over to the four letter network.

Lip

Fake Chet Lemon
03-26-2005, 02:35 PM
Their comments on AJ had me chuckle out loud, but overall probably fair.