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Fenway
12-15-2005, 03:53 PM
Batista, 32, spent last season with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Leagues, batting .263 with 27 homers and 90 RBI.

http://www.startribune.com/stories/509/5784671.html

WhiteSoxFan84
12-15-2005, 03:55 PM
Kenny Williams MUST go out now and pick up Miguel Tejada or Bobby Abreu. The Twins are the clear favorite in the AL Central now.

mjharrison72
12-15-2005, 04:04 PM
I could have sworn he played for the Nationals last season. Who the heck played third for them?

Kogs35
12-15-2005, 04:05 PM
cool his wierd batting stance is back.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-15-2005, 04:06 PM
I could have sworn he played for the Nationals last season. Who the heck played third for them?

Vinny Castillia?

Banix12
12-15-2005, 04:07 PM
I could have sworn he played for the Nationals last season. Who the heck played third for them?
Vinny Castilla. Batista went to Japan because nobody was willing to give him a contract that he felt was fitting so he went for more money in Japan. Suprised to see him back actually since he had signed a two year deal to play in japan

mjharrison72
12-15-2005, 04:10 PM
Vinny Castilla. Batista went to Japan because nobody was willing to give him a contract that he felt was fitting so he went for more money in Japan. Suprised to see him back actually since he had signed a two year deal to play in japan
THANK YOU! I get those guys confused, probably because there was a year I had them both on the same fantasy baseball team.
I love Batista's stance... makes you think he's going to yank one foul until he sets up nicely as the delivery is made. He was one of my favorite Orioles.

bobowhite
12-15-2005, 04:21 PM
Batista got dumped after batting .263 in Iguchi's old spot.

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=6&id=357159 (http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=6&id=357159)

RallyBowl
12-15-2005, 04:28 PM
I'm sure Twinks fans can hardly contain themselves. Losers.

Flight #24
12-15-2005, 04:33 PM
First reaction: :?:

Second reaction: :o:

3d reaction: :redneck

4th reaction: :kneeslap:



Twins fan reaction: :whiner:

JUribe1989
12-15-2005, 04:41 PM
I always liked Batista. He has a really cool open stance and swing. Cuddyer is a better option that him at this point. Tiffee probably is also.

SoxSpeed22
12-15-2005, 04:46 PM
I find this very similar to their Bret Boone deal earlier. Good signing, they don't have much to lose. Hopefully, the outcome is the same as the Boone deal.

Ol' No. 2
12-15-2005, 05:00 PM
First reaction: :?:

Second reaction: :o:

3d reaction: :redneck

4th reaction: :kneeslap:



Twins fan reaction: :whiner:My reaction:
http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/us/TECHsite/WWIsite/WWImedia/WWIimages/imagesShipsSubs/imageSubmarine2sinking.gif

ma-gaga
12-15-2005, 05:34 PM
[bangs head against wall]

:angry: :angry: :angry: that should make some people smile...

Slats
12-15-2005, 07:33 PM
Batista lifetime against Sox pitching

Freddy Garcia 7-20 5 so .350
Dustin Hermanson 5-17 4 so .294
Jon Garland 3-13 4 so .231
Javier Vazquez 3-8 2 so .375
Mark Buehrle 0-8 2 so .000
Cliff Politte 0-3 1 so .000
Jose Contreras 0-3 0 so .000

Totals 18-72 18 so .250

duke of dorwood
12-15-2005, 07:39 PM
It sucks to be them

RallyBowl
12-15-2005, 08:38 PM
:hijacked: Duke, I've always wanted to ask you who the attractive females in your sig are. So, who are they?