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Old 12-31-2012, 10:51 AM
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I do too. It just doesn't look or feel right to me.
I agree. Totally counterintuitive. I write software. If I interrupted an expression with some punctuation that has nothing to do with the expression some of you guys would be getting positive pregnancy results.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:13 AM
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Maybe he's British.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:59 PM
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In the end, I think both AJ and Robin (staff) have too much class to say anything more. Just like any relationship, sometimes it just gets old and people get frustrated.

I'm sure AJ is not the easiest guy to get a long with, however as a fan of the team, I enjoyed watching him play and I appreciate his role in helping the White Sox win the World Series in 2005.

Time for Flowers.
I hope Flowers magically learns how to hit over the winter. If not, that's a lot of production lost. And don't give me the defense thing, that's overrated for catchers, this isn't shortstop or centerfield.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:22 PM
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And don't give me the defense thing, that's overrated for catchers, this isn't shortstop or centerfield.
Catcher is indeed a defensive position, especially with the steroid era ending.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:24 PM
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Does anyone here really think Flowers will blossom into this hitter we are hoping for?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:28 PM
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Catcher is indeed a defensive position, especially with the steroid era ending.
I agree, having said that I think that Flowers has a lot of the same defensive liabilities that AJ has (struggles with balls in the dirt). I will grant that Flowers has a better arm than AJ.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:56 PM
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It's O.K. AJ was just applying standard British grammar, as it makes more sense than what we do here in the U.S.
I'm pretty sure A.J. did not write the copy.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:50 PM
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Does anyone here really think Flowers will blossom into this hitter we are hoping for?
I'm very uncertain of that- but there are some interesting 2nd half comparisons for AJ vs. Flowers-

AJ- .269 BA, .311 OBP, .470 SLG, .781 OPS
Flowers- .253/.337/.507/.840

Flowers only had 1/3 of the ABs- but AJ definitely tailed off in the 2nd half-that might have influenced the final decision- among other factors.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:42 PM
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Catcher is indeed a defensive position, especially with the steroid era ending.
Yes but who needs another 200 K's and a BA flirting with the Mendoza line?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:53 PM
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Great job by the media to promote these stories to the point now it seems obligatory that any athlete take out a full page ad in a local paper to say good-bye after signing a deal for megabucks to go play somewhere else. Way to keep those ad dollars coming in, boys!!!
Or sometimes it's just a player saying goodbye to what was his home for a good chunk of his and his family's life.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:42 PM
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Yes but who needs another 200 K's and a BA flirting with the Mendoza line?
Nobody needs that. The hope shared by many is that Flowers will improve with regular at-bats. It's not easy for anyone to hit Major League pitching in limited at-bats. Playing once a week would be tough on even the best hitters.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:41 PM
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Does anyone here really think Flowers will blossom into this hitter we are hoping for?
No but I hope that he proves me wrong!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:57 PM
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A.J.'s final error: The period belongs inside the quotation marks.
Also, isn't the proper wording "My wife and I"?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:12 PM
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Also, isn't the proper wording "My wife and I"?
Depends on whether "my wife and I" are the subject of the sentence, or the recipients of the action. Both of these uses are correct:

"My wife and I loved our time in Chicago."

"Sox fans always treated my wife and me with respect."
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:15 PM
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I hope Flowers magically learns how to hit over the winter. If not, that's a lot of production lost. And don't give me the defense thing, that's overrated for catchers, this isn't shortstop or centerfield.
This made me laugh.


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