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  • #16
    Originally posted by gh
    . . . note that this isn't an East Coast market, where being attached to one team in your area means you automatically have to hate all others. There are a lot of Giants/A's fans
    Further evidence that Californians are weird.

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    • #17
      We prefer to think of it as farther along in the evolutionary scale.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gh
        We prefer to think of it as farther along in the evolutionary scale.
        Oldie but goody: Califormians are like granola - what isn't fruits and flakes, are nuts.

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        • #19
          The east coast is made up of nothin but a bunch of fraidee catz. The greatest opportunity in the history of the world happened in America around 1800. And all the left coast losers stayed home cause they were nervous ninnies.

          "But what about all the indians and da bears and Mike Ditka. What free land? Gold laying all over the place? I dont care! Im a little nervous right now. Im gonna take a little nap and forget all about it." :roll: :P
          phsstt!

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          • #20
            The Giants flagship radio station has already started running promos citing their landing of the biggest free-agent fish and how great things now look for next year.

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            • #21
              Is that worth $126 million? Not our problem. Only two other pitchers have ever signed a deal this fat, and neither Mike Hampton nor Kevin Brown was as good after as before, but just because we wouldn't do it doesn't mean it's a bad idea.

              At least until it is.
              http://www.sportsline.com/columns/story/9894672/2

              Thus, the Zito signing wasn't complete madness, or desperation, or silliness, although there were elements of all those things about it. There is a certain rationale to it, if you squint hard enough. In fact, it could be pure genius, flying as it is against the logic of the day.

              But if it doesn't, if Zito isn't a lot closer to the best pitcher in baseball than he is now, the Giants are so screwed for so long that it will be a cautionary tale for the game's fiscal conservatives for years.

              All three of them.

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              • #22
                If Jeff Suppan is worth $10 million plus, then Zito must be worth twice what he signed for. Somebody please explain to me why baseball players need a union.

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                Stephen Paske
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by stiffdogg
                  Somebody please explain to me why baseball players need a union.
                  To keep the drug testers at bay . . . :P

                  Honestly, before the union became strong the owners screwed the players left and right, including prohibiting players from going from one team to another at the end of their contracts. I have no sympathy for baseball owners (or pro sports owners generally). They are often their own worst enemies, and none of them are losing money in the long run.

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                  • #24
                    There's a great "true" movie about Ted Lindsey called Net Worth which gets into the forming of the hockey union. Good stuff even if hockey isn't your game.

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