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View Poll Results: Who's Gonna Win Today's AL WC Play-In Game?
Orioles 21 58.33%
Rangers 9 25.00%
The Churro vendor with has 2.5 Career OPS 6 16.67%
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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I'm pretty sure you can get drugs anywhere if you really want them. The Sox just got rid of Guillen's kids. We don't need another member of the organization that needs a babysitter.
I'm not even advocating signing him. I'm just explaining arguments why Hamilton might want to look at a market like Chicago.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:11 AM
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The difference is that no one would care unless and until it affected his performance on the field, and he could get help without having to explain it to the megachurch crowd.
Uh.... The guy is an ALCOHOLIC... People will care.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 AM
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4. Stay away from the permissive drug culture prevalent on the West Coast.
Chicago is maybe the heroin capital of the country and is a MAJOR drug market. You think all these gangbangers are here because they like the weather?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:14 AM
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What a choke job by the Rangers. How they respond to this will be very interesting.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:30 AM
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Good job O's. A couple years ago I was pulling for the Rangers (until they got to the World Series), but now I'm developing a schadenfreude in watching them blow it. Screw Texas.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:37 AM
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Up next for the O's...
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:47 AM
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Chicago is maybe the heroin capital of the country and is a MAJOR drug market. You think all these gangbangers are here because they like the weather?
I think Dallas-Fort Worth might give Chicago a run for the title of heroin capital. Our megachurches are filled with addicts in various stages of recovery.

Since drugs are everywhere, maybe he should just give up and go live a monastic life in Tibet.

Opportunities for relapse are everywhere. He needs to go somewhere low key, but not in the Bible Belt, where a sizable chunk of fans expect him to ostentatiously display his faith.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:08 AM
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Camden Yards is going to be ROCKING on Sunday.

So will i (or at least as close to "ROCKING" as i can get now) .. lived for years in ocean city and followed the O's then .. it's great to have a series that i can really get excited about since even now, i kind of follow the Orioles anyway and there are few sports teams anywhere,that i dislike as much as the yankees .. i believe it's going to be a great series ..
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:22 AM
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I am hoping for an O's vs A's ALCS....underdogs rule!!

I think an A's vs Giants world series would be cool. Stoners vs the cool kids!

Happy for Thome,tho. I love how he went down the third baseline for a single....take note Adam Dunn.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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I am hoping for an O's vs A's ALCS....underdogs rule!!
Bud Selig would scramble to add 4 more wild cards next year if that happened
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I am hoping for an O's vs A's ALCS....underdogs rule!!

I think an A's vs Giants world series would be cool. Stoners vs the cool kids!

Happy for Thome,tho. I love how he went down the third baseline for a single....take note Adam Dunn.
Please, no, last time they did this, the Bay area nearly fell into the Bay. I live here now...
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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Opportunities for relapse are everywhere. He needs to go somewhere low key, but not in the Bible Belt, where a sizable chunk of fans expect him to ostentatiously display his faith.
He doesn't display his faith because that's what fans expect of him, he does it because that's who he is. I don't think there was an outcry from the fans for Emmett Smith, Troy Aikman, Dirk or anyone else to become more religious if they weren't already. Josh wears his faith on his sleeve because he believes it saved his life and helped him to recover to the point he has. I don't think he has any more pressure to live up to his faith and/or stay clean in Arlington than he would anywhere else because the pressure is all self induced and he knows that he lived under a microscope.

Frankly, people expect him to fail at some point and lots of people even hope for him to fail. For that reason and others, people would care if he had a drink. People know him. Anything he does in public is going to be caught on cellphone cameras. Any drink he has or any line he does is going to end up on Deadspin within a few days and it will be a national story. New York and Boston might be worse than other markets, but there isn't really any good market for him. Kyle Orton drunk or Joakim Noah in a bong shop might elicit a few chuckles from fans, but then it will be forgotten. Not so with Hamilton due to his history.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:58 PM
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How did they drop those two extra innings losses off their record?
Ended regular season with a 16-2 record.16 wins in 18 attempts.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:59 PM
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Rangers just look out of gas.
Kind of reminds me of a team from the South Side of Chicago.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:02 PM
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Chicago has a vibrant night-life. I'm positive he would relapse here.
2 words; Rush Street.
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