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cbotnyse
04-20-2007, 11:03 PM
2 more HRs tonight. A couple of walk offs, and 30 RBIs so far? Thats insane. Maybe they will stop booing him in NY now. What is he on pace for?

DumpJerry
04-20-2007, 11:06 PM
He is on pace for getting trashed in the New York media when he comes down to Earth next month.

getonbckthr
04-20-2007, 11:08 PM
2 more HRs tonight. A couple of walk offs, and 30 RBIs so far? Thats insane. Maybe they will stop booing him in NY now. What is he on pace for?
He is in a crazy zone where essentially he is mentally hitting a beach ball over the backyard fence where in reality he is hitting baseballs 400 ft. Unbelievable.

cbotnyse
04-20-2007, 11:10 PM
He is on pace for getting trashed in the New York media when he comes down to Earth next month.It is ridiculous that he has to put up numbers like this just to not get trashed by his fans and the media.

PeteWard
04-20-2007, 11:15 PM
"What is he on pace for?"


Another post-season choke job.:bandance:

DumpJerry
04-20-2007, 11:16 PM
It is ridiculous that he has to put up numbers like this just to not get trashed by his fans and the media.
If he was playing anywhere but New York, he would be given the royal treatment all season even after he returns to Earth (which is inevitable). But in New York, the local media there looks for ways to cut you down to size no matter what heroics you did last week.

cbotnyse
04-20-2007, 11:17 PM
"What is he on pace for?"


Another post-season choke job.:bandance::D: probably. Its amazing how good he can be during the season and choke so hard in the post season. I'd still take him on my team in a heartbeat.

Palehose Pete
04-20-2007, 11:36 PM
He is in a crazy zone where essentially he is mentally hitting a beach ball over the backyard fence where in reality he is hitting baseballs 400 ft. Unbelievable.

That's the best description I've ever read of what it's probably like for a big league hitter who's in the zone.

Very nice.

PeteWard
04-20-2007, 11:40 PM
:D: probably. Its amazing how good he can be during the season and choke so hard in the post season. I'd still take him on my team in a heartbeat.

Don't get me wrong: he is a great player. I just love it when he and the Yanks crash out in the playoffs....which they might not even make this year if Rivera keeps this up.

ewokpelts
04-20-2007, 11:41 PM
If he was playing anywhere but New York, he would be given the royal treatment all season even after he returns to Earth (which is inevitable). But in New York, the local media there looks for ways to cut you down to size no matter what heroics you did last week.unless you're jeter...or david wright

cbotnyse
04-20-2007, 11:41 PM
Don't get me wrong: he is a great player. I just love it when he and the Yanks crash out in the playoffs....which they might not even make this year if Rivera keeps this up.I'm with ya. I hate the Yankees but appreciate good baseball when I see it. Alex is the real deal.....juuuust not so much in the playoffs.

anewman35
04-20-2007, 11:42 PM
:D: probably. Its amazing how good he can be during the season and choke so hard in the post season. I'd still take him on my team in a heartbeat.

The whole "A-Rod chokes in the postseason" thing really isn't very true. Check it out at http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrial01.shtml. He pretty much did suck his last two years, true, but that's a total of 9 games. His overall postseason stats (in 35 games) are just a little under his regular season ones.

ewokpelts
04-20-2007, 11:43 PM
Don't get me wrong: he is a great player. I just love it when he and the Yanks crash out in the playoffs....which they might not even make this year if Rivera keeps this up.

I'm with ya. I hate the Yankees but appreciate good baseball when I see it. Alex is the real deal.....juuuust not so much in the playoffs.
Arod as a yankee in the playoffs? crap

arod as a moroner in the playoffs? not that bad

Bobapples1993
04-21-2007, 10:08 AM
Arod is the best in baseball, but in New York he will always get treated like crap.:(:

Red Barchetta
04-21-2007, 10:15 AM
Imagine him playing for the Cubs and the Tribune Marketing Monster behind him. We would never hear the end of it. We would see it, read it, hear it on a minute-by-minute basis. I like the guy and hope he takes back the HR title from Barroid before he retires. For the right financial deal, I would take him and move him back to SS in a heartbeat.

SoxxoS
04-21-2007, 10:29 AM
Wouldn't it be ****ing awesome if he broke the single season home run record right around when Bonds will break the all-time one. Bonds would completely get overshadowed by AROD and his quest for the record STERIOD free. Man that is awesome -

Ideally, I hope Barroid cant his anymore. Seriously. EIther a torn ligament, arm falling off, whatever. Go away.

Irishsox1
04-21-2007, 10:43 AM
I confused.....If A-Rod is putting up all of these numbers and is the highest paid player on the Yankees, why is Jeter the captain?

palehozenychicty
04-21-2007, 12:20 PM
He is on pace for getting trashed in the New York media when he comes down to Earth next month.


Indeed he will. It's baseball. Nobody's that hot for that long, especially in the AL.

UserNameBlank
04-21-2007, 12:23 PM
Wouldn't it be ****ing awesome if he broke the single season home run record right around when Bonds will break the all-time one. Bonds would completely get overshadowed by AROD and his quest for the record STERIOD free. Man that is awesome -

Ideally, I hope Barroid cant his anymore. Seriously. EIther a torn ligament, arm falling off, whatever. Go away.
I know its bad to wish ill will on anyone, but **** Barry. I agree with you and I hope his legs fall off, his wife divorces him, his kids all go on to play sports other than baseball, and he is caught cheating and banned from baseball forever.

Ziggy S
04-21-2007, 09:19 PM
I confused.....If A-Rod is putting up all of these numbers and is the highest paid player on the Yankees, why is Jeter the captain?

Ahhhhhhh, my eyes.

:tealtutor:

DSpivack
04-21-2007, 10:29 PM
Fox today went to commercial showing Alex Rodriquez. Whoops.

chitownhawkfan
04-22-2007, 02:05 AM
Charles Barkley on PTI was asked this just the other day and he said something to the effect of "I hope ARod wins MVP, wins a world series, and then tells all those yankee fans to go to hell." I have no problem with ARod, but I would really love him tell the yankee fans to go **** themselves.

Frontman
04-22-2007, 08:43 AM
Wouldn't it be ****ing awesome if he broke the single season home run record right around when Bonds will break the all-time one. Bonds would completely get overshadowed by AROD and his quest for the record STERIOD free. Man that is awesome -

Ideally, I hope Barroid cant his anymore. Seriously. EIther a torn ligament, arm falling off, whatever. Go away.

Dan Patrick mentioned this on Friday with KO. I think it would be an incredible thing to watch, and honestly, I would love to see Bonds be made into the sidenote of the 2007 season. How does A-Rod's April numbers compared to Bonds/McQuire/Sosa during their HR "History" runs?

I'm so rooting for this kid to just crush that single season record. (I'm also enjoying that local TV is tracking Thome's quest towards 500. It's just scary how good A-Rod is; as they sit about the same distance from 500 now, with Big Jim playing just about twice as long as A-Rod.)

RKMeibalane
04-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Dan Patrick mentioned this on Friday with KO. I think it would be an incredible thing to watch, and honestly, I would love to see Bonds be made into the sidenote of the 2007 season. How does A-Rod's April numbers compared to Bonds/McQuire/Sosa during their HR "History" runs?

I'm so rooting for this kid to just crush that single season record. (I'm also enjoying that local TV is tracking Thome's quest towards 500. It's just scary how good A-Rod is; as they sit about the same distance from 500 now, with Big Jim playing just about twice as long as A-Rod.)

Who is this "McQuire" you speak of?

Frontman
04-22-2007, 07:00 PM
Who is this "McQuire" you speak of?

That would be Mark's distant cousin who gave him legal and spelling advice. :wink: :redface:

viagracat
04-23-2007, 10:38 AM
He is in a crazy zone where essentially he is mentally hitting a beach ball over the backyard fence where in reality he is hitting baseballs 400 ft. Unbelievable.

Yeah, you hear about being in this "zone" by a big slugger at some point in every season. That ARod is doing it to start a season (and for the Yankmees) makes it more noticeable.

Imagine the hoopla if they were 13-4 instead of 8-9...

Zabimaru
04-23-2007, 12:31 PM
I know its bad to wish ill will on anyone, but **** Barry. I agree with you and I hope his legs fall off, his wife divorces him, his kids all go on to play sports other than baseball, and he is caught cheating and banned from baseball forever.

Why so much hatred for Barry? Because he cheated? Hell, everyone cheats. As far as i'm concerned, we have bigger fish to fry for the HoF....hmm someone like Pete Rose, for instance.

...so sayeth Zabimaru

Boondock Saint
04-23-2007, 12:42 PM
Why so much hatred for Barry? Because he cheated? Hell, everyone cheats. As far as i'm concerned, we have bigger fish to fry for the HoF....hmm someone like Pete Rose, for instance.

...so sayeth Zabimaru

Teal is your friend.

oeo
04-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Charles Barkley on PTI was asked this just the other day and he said something to the effect of "I hope ARod wins MVP, wins a world series, and then tells all those yankee fans to go to hell." I have no problem with ARod, but I would really love him tell the yankee fans to go **** themselves.

Agreed. They're a bunch of idiots. They were booing him on Opening Day, now he gets a curtain call every time he hits a homerun :rolleyes:. I don't care what kind of year he has, I don't think Jeter will ever "forgive" him and as soon as he hits a little bump in the road this year, everyone will be all over him again; I honestly don't think he wants to stay there. He's just making more money for next year.

Boondock Saint
04-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Agreed. They're a bunch of idiots. They were booing him on Opening Day, now he gets a curtain call every time he hits a homerun :rolleyes:. I don't care what kind of year he has, I don't think Jeter will ever "forgive" him and as soon as he hits a little bump in the road this year, everyone will be all over him again; I honestly don't think he wants to stay there. He's just making more money for next year.

That is SO true. As soon as he cools off (to an extent), he's gonna remember why New York sucks so bad. He's gonna stick it to the Yankees SO BAD.

RKMeibalane
04-23-2007, 04:52 PM
Hell, everyone cheats.

No, everyone does not cheat. Believe it or not, there are players who play the game the way it's supposed to be played, and do not rely on PEDs to boost their numbers. Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, Palmeiro, and rest of their ilk have left a stain on the game that may never come out, and deserve criticism- not only because of their actions in and of themselves, but because each has repeatedly lied about his behavior and expects us to believe him.

Making generalizations about the behavior of baseball players because of the foolishness of a few individuals is both unfair and ridiculous.

The Bone
04-23-2007, 05:30 PM
That is SO true. As soon as he cools off (to an extent), he's gonna remember why New York sucks so bad. He's gonna stick it to the Yankees SO BAD.

Even though it would be best for us if he left the AL, I would love it if he had an unbelievable season this year and then took less money than the Yankees were offering to move to the Red Sox. That would be priceless.

WhiteSoxJunkie
04-23-2007, 10:51 PM
Before tonight's game, Rodriguez was on pace for something like 112 home runs and 288 RBIs. :o:

jdm2662
04-23-2007, 10:58 PM
Tally 2 more after tonight. And, despite his efforts, the Yankees sit at 8-10. I'm sure they will find a way to blame him for their slow start...

Frontman
04-23-2007, 11:14 PM
Why so much hatred for Barry? Because he cheated? Hell, everyone cheats. As far as i'm concerned, we have bigger fish to fry for the HoF....hmm someone like Pete Rose, for instance.

...so sayeth Zabimaru

It's not just that Barry cheated, but his attitude towards the fans and other players and the game itself. This is a man who does nothing for the game, only for himself. From every angle, even GUYS WHO TRY TO WRITE BOOKS TO PUT BONDS IN A POSITIVE LIGHT, can't find a decent thing to say about him. I never wish harm on another player, but if Barry's knee gave out rounding the bases I wouldn't feel for him. Sorry, I can't stand arrogant "I'm above everyone" attitude from anyone, especially someone who cheated, ADMITTED UNDER OATH THAT HE DID, and then try to pass it off like it didn't happen. Sorry, noone has the physical changes he had without roids.

Look, all I needed to hear was that Hank Aaron, who from all accounts can't say a bad thing about anyone, who travelled to LA to be there for Jackie Robinson Day will not travel to be in San Franciso when Barry breaks the home run record. That spoke VOLUMES of what a true sports icon thinks of Bonds and his actions.

Frontman
04-23-2007, 11:15 PM
Tally 2 more after tonight. And, despite his efforts, the Yankees sit at 8-10. I'm sure they will find a way to blame him for their slow start...

Look at their trainer and their pitching coach. You won't have to look farther than that for why they are 8-10.

jabrch
04-23-2007, 11:28 PM
What is he on pace for?

Yet another season of being the best player in the game.

Dan Mega
04-24-2007, 12:13 AM
Look at their trainer and their pitching coach. You won't have to look farther than that for why they are 8-10.

They are missing several starters and their bullpen is exhausted. Not many teams can rebound from that.

FireMariotti
04-24-2007, 05:37 AM
You know the NY media is just waiting for him to come back to Earth so they can bash him once again. It's sickening to think that they will bash a guy who has basically saved the start of the season for the Yanks, but it will happen.

Even if he keeps up this record HR pace, he wont have any postseason dingers with the piss poor pitching staff the Yankees have. I guarantee that Steinbrenner is going to pay Clemens an astronomical amount midseason to come over to the dark side.

Think about what their record might be right now if it wasn't for AROD. If not for him, the Bronx would be in flames right now.

PatK
04-24-2007, 01:24 PM
They said he's on pace to hit 126 after yesterday

jdm2662
04-24-2007, 01:53 PM
You know the NY media is just waiting for him to come back to Earth so they can bash him once again. It's sickening to think that they will bash a guy who has basically saved the start of the season for the Yanks, but it will happen.

Even if he keeps up this record HR pace, he wont have any postseason dingers with the piss poor pitching staff the Yankees have. I guarantee that Steinbrenner is going to pay Clemens an astronomical amount midseason to come over to the dark side.

Think about what their record might be right now if it wasn't for AROD. If not for him, the Bronx would be in flames right now.

That's exactly what I'm implying. He's carried the team on his ass despite piss poor pitching. He's had at least two walk off homeruns. Has he had anymore ninth inning hits so far?

downstairs
04-24-2007, 04:58 PM
I think he'll finish his career with a record 800+ home runs. As well, he'll kill Bond's single season record one of these years (maybe this year).

Frontman
04-24-2007, 08:43 PM
I think he'll finish his career with a record 800+ home runs. As well, he'll kill Bond's single season record one of these years (maybe this year).

I for one hope it is. Talk about sidebaring the Bonds story. "A-Rod A-bombs his way into the record books."