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Or Barriods as some call him.

Question:
If you were a major league pitcher would you throw to him,
at him, or walk him?
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I'd walk him if there were a man on second and first base was empty, unless we had a 2-run lead. In other situations, I'd pitch to him, but very carefully.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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When playing the Giants, hopefully you have developed some 'stuff' just for him.
He wants to be the man who hits you...I would want to be the man who he couldn't.
At that level it's head to head if you are competitive as he is...other wise you just do what your told by themanager...me I'd give him just what he was looking for...till it got there. Smile
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Given his play lately (last 20 games or so...) I'd throw a high breaking fastball and watch him just Whiff-Out!

What a loser... I hope he doesn't break the HR record this season!
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I'd pitch to him cuz he'll likely not hit anything. I was at the game where he hit the 714 homerun and missed the dang thing because some drunk took my seat and wanted to fight over it. He really is a scumbag of a human, his dad was cool.
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Lol With respect to the last two posts...we're talking about Barry Bonds on the Giants, right? The guy leading the league in on-base percentage, and third in the league in slugging percentage?
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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There should be a Steroid Olympics. All drugs would be allowed. Let the pharmaceutical companies sponsor it. And pump the athletes up with the best stuff they got. The races would be awesome. And the rage of the losers would add to the show.

Seriously though, I realize that history is so important to baseball. But I think the context has changed so much (equipment, conditions, technology, life styles) that there is no comparing the old to the new. Barry wont steal the greatness of those who came before.
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He won't steal in it, but he'll share in it, and that's how it always is. The greats from the first part of the century didn't have to compete against black players. Maris got an extra 8 games to hit his home runs in. Athletes today, in any sports, are bigger, stronger, & faster than their predecessors; they also get to pad their stats against vastly expanded leagues. The 500th best baseball player 80 years ago didn't have a job. Now he's about everage. Babe Ruth would be a great player if he were around today, and Barry Bonds would have been a great player 80 years ago. So it goes...
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Lobo, as a Giants fan let me tell you, he isn't performing up to standards. We consider him a slumper.
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So Josh the Superfluous which is it?
Throw to him, at him, or walk him?
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I'll give my serious answer. The pitchers are professionals as is Bonds and they will pitch to him or walk him as the defense of the game dictates.

I do want to say that the one thing I miss about the bay area is that ball park. A couple years ago I had the distinct honor of taking my elderly father to a game and we got to sit in the most luxery of luxery boxes (the Diamond box for those who go to the games, next to where the radio announcers sit). He was so thrilled to finally, after over 70 years of going to games, to sit in a box like that with busty lovelies serving him food and drinks he said he wasn't going to go again cuz the seats wouldn't be the same!
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You Giants fans are hardcore...I don't know who the last 42 year old was to lead the league in OBP, let alone while slugging around .600
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Jerrine, I'd be happy if I could reach the plate. I could probably strike him out, if he started laughing at the way I throw.
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I agree with Santa, you do what the game dictates. Especially this weekend against the Brewers. The Brewers are in a pennant race and they don't need to change things just for Bonds.

I'm glad Bonds didn't hit one last night. Of all places I don't want him breaking the record in Milwaukee. This is Hanks town. Hank Aaron is the most important figure in Milwaukee baseball history. He hit most of his home runs here, not in Atlanta. He hit his first homer as a Milwaukee Brave and his last as a Milwaukee Brewer. It's Hanks town and Hanks record as far as I'm concerned.
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If I were the commissioner of MLB I'd get rid of the relief pitcher and the intentional walk. If one can't do the job, they shouldn't have the job.
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Theoretical question: What do you do with an elephant with three balls on him?

Theoretical answer: Walk him, and pitch to the giraffe.
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First at bat: Bean him right in his fat @ss.
Second at bat: The "uninentional" intentional walk.
Third at bat: Same thing.

The only way I pitch to him is with a 1-run lead and bases loaded.

I would walk in a run before I give up a HR to him.

Hey if he wants an easy, fans arms wide open ride to this home run, he should just sit until they're back in SF - where the organization is banning "negative" posters about Barry. Weak. Barry may be steroids huge, but he'll never be half the man Hank Aaron was.

Only 2 guys in baseball have a non-cheating legitimate shot at Hank Aaron's record.
1) Alex Rodriguez
2) Albert Pujols

Bonds can go stick it in his rear - but of course that's what's gotten him in trouble already.

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On 2007-07-20 23:02, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
There should be a Steroid Olympics. All drugs would be allowed. Let the pharmaceutical companies sponsor it. And pump the athletes up with the best stuff they got. The races would be awesome. And the rage of the losers would add to the show.

Seriously though, I realize that history is so important to baseball. But I think the context has changed so much (equipment, conditions, technology, life styles) that there is no comparing the old to the new. Barry wont steal the greatness of those who came before.


I can't remember if it was Monty Python or Saturday Night Live, but I remember someone did a skit about a weight lifting competition where everyone was tanked up on drugs. The competitor grabs the bar bell, lifts, strains and rips his own arms off at the sockets!

The commentator says; "OOOh, he's going to be feeling that in the morning!"
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On 2007-07-21 08:52, Vandy Grift wrote:
Hank Aaron is the most important figure in Milwaukee baseball history.



Hank Aaron was no Gorman Thomas.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2007-07-21 11:51, RobertBloor wrote:

Only 2 guys in baseball have a non-cheating legitimate shot at Hank Aaron's record.
1) Alex Rodriguez
2) Albert Pujols



I think Ken Griffey, Jr. belongs on that list. He's only 37 and pushing 600. Been injury-riddled, historically, but he's on pace for over 40 this year, which would put him over 600 and still only 37 at the end of the year. That doesn't make him a favorite to get there, but certainly a live underdog. He could average 30 for 5 years.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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