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  1. Glavine, Thome among 70 to file for free agency

    Glavine, Thome among 70 to file for free agency http://bigleaguers.yahoo.com/mlbpa/news/20021028/freeagents.html NEW YORK (Ticker) - Former Cy Young Award winner Tom Glavine and slugger Jim Thome were among 70 players who wasted no time and filed for free agency Monday. Glavine, who has spent his entire 16-year career in Atlanta, was one of seven Braves who filed on the first day players could opt for free agency. A 36-year-old lefthander, Glavine was 18-11 with a 2.96 ERA in a...

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    10-30-02 11:30 PM Go to last post
  2. CNNSI.com: National pastime is past its prime

    National pastime is past its prime Despite all the excuses, baseball just doesn't matter anymore Posted: Wednesday October 30, 2002 11:54 AM http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/inside_game/stephen_cannella/news/2002/10/30/touching_base/ If an event is only as hip as the celebrities who show up to see it, the World Series is in trouble. Midway through every game of the Fall Classic, Major League Baseball distributed a list of the glitterati in attendance that night. The roll...

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    10-30-02 10:50 PM Go to last post
  3. The Beginning of the Monkey Dynasty?

    Well, much to my dismay, the Angels won the World Series, thanks to Dusty Baker and his bullpen full of chokers. Is this merely the beginning of the new dynasty? Let's face it, they are young and now they have the experience of what it takes to win it all. I see so many similarities between this team and the 1996 Yanks....only the Angels have much better hitters and weaker starters. However... look at their bullpen and you will see a carbon copy of the Yankee squad. They even have their...

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    10-30-02 09:30 PM Go to last post
  4. The Life of Reilly: 'Back Off or I'll Snap!'

    'Back Off or I'll Snap!' Don't you feel a little sorry for Barry Bonds? True, Bonds has the warmth of a dyspeptic IRS auditor. He dispenses more snarls than twin Dobermans. He's rude, insular and grouchy. And that's on his birthday. But nobody, not even Barry Bonds, deserves a World Series week like he just had. All his life he'd dreamed of getting to one of these babies, and when he did it brought him all the joy of an upper G.I. cleansing. Pitchers walked him like a Fifth...

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    10-30-02 08:36 PM Go to last post
  5. This May Sound Sexist, But...

    Where are all the pretty girls in the stands in Edison Field? Southern California does have pretty girls, but I've yet to see one on the television broadcast. What's up with that?

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    10-30-02 08:31 PM Go to last post
  6. Top Ten Things Heard in the Angels Locker Room

    From Letterman Monday night. 10. "Mmm, this Rally Monkey is delicious!" 9. "Why is Bud Selig showering with us?" 8. "Thanks to the fans, and the bookies who made us 30-to-1 long shots at the beginning of the season" 7. "I feel bad for Barry Bonds... just kidding"

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    10-30-02 08:25 PM Go to last post
  7. ESPN.com: Ten things to watch in the offseason

    Ten things to watch in the offseason http://espn.go.com/mlb/s/2002/1029/1452728.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By David Schoenfield ESPN.com An hour after Darin Erstad caught the final out of the season, the Anaheim Angels were still celebrating their unlikely rise to the top of the baseball world. Benji Gil was running around in his uniform top, sucking on a cigar. Tim Salmon, who had played more games than any active major...

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    10-30-02 08:12 PM Go to last post
  8. STATS, Inc.: Will the 2003 Angels keep their wings or fall back to earth?

    Will the 2003 Angels keep their wings or fall back to earth? by Craig A. Rolling, STATS. Inc. Monday, October 28 Updated 2:40 PM EST From ESPN Insider With their Game 7 victory over the Giants Sunday night, the Angels put the cap (halo?) on a truly incredible season. Anaheim's 2002 bag of tricks included an improbable comeback from the brink of elimination in Game 6 of the World Series, an unexpected ousting of the four-time defending AL champion Yankees in the Division Series, and...

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    10-30-02 11:03 AM Go to last post
  9. ESPN-C -- 1993 WS, Game 6; 1986 WS, Game 7: Wed, 10/30, 1pm, 5pm ET

    Relive the classic of Joe Carter's 3-run blast to end it all, giving Toronto their back-to-back WS titles. Wed, 10/30/02, 1pm ET 2 hrs. PHIL @ TOR, 10/23/93. History of the World Series - 1993 (tsn recap); Fast Facts - 1993 WS (baseball-almanac.com) ============================

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    10-30-02 11:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Bonds Hype

    Was anybody else sick of hearing the Buck-McCarver couple drooling over Barry Bonds throughout the series? Buck even said Bonds "gets my vote" as MVP - even though, he didn't get a game winning hit, his fielding was knobbish at best and every home run was hit after one side or the other had the game out of reach and he received a fat one from the pitcher. There were at least two Giants that should have been considered over Bonds: Snow and (excuse me while I barf) Lofton.

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    10-30-02 10:03 AM Go to last post
  11. All-Time Most Painful Losses in the World Series

    I have to tell you something.... this loss by the Giants hurts, not just because they lost, but how they lost it. Being up 5-0 in the 7th inning and 5-3 in the 8th and then lose it? OUCH!!! I don't care how much you don't like a team, losing that way has got to hurt. I'm a lifelong Yankee fan like all of you (most of you anyway ;) but I kind of liked the Giants for some reason. I think it's because Barry's father was a hero of mine as a kid when he played for our Yanks. I also liked the...

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    10-29-02 10:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Brewers hire Ned Yost as manager

    Brewers hire Yost as new manager Oct. 29, 2002 SportsLine.com wire reports MILWAUKEE -- Ned Yost, a bit player in the Milwaukee Brewers' glory days, has assumed the leading role in the club's quest to return to respectability. "I've been waiting to put this on for a while," Yost said as he put on a Brewers uniform Tuesday, returning to the team where he was a backup catcher in the 1980s. "Great fit."

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    10-29-02 10:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Thunder sticks suuuuck

    They should be outlawed. I have never seen or heard anything so annoying in my life. It looked like "all fans 14 and under receive a big red dildo" day. DOWN WITH THUNDER STICKS!

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    10-29-02 08:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Expos exercise option on Colon

    Expos exercise option on Colon By Ken Mandel / MLB.com http://yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20021029&content_id=167741&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp MONTREAL -- The Expos on Tuesday exercised their option on ace Bartolo Colon, ensuring that the 29-year-old right-hander will pitch for them in the 2003 season, vice president and general manager Omar Minaya announced. Colon's option reportedly will pay him $6 million in 2003. Colon, who was traded from the Indians last...

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    10-29-02 07:34 PM Go to last post
  15. For thousands of Angels fans, the party is on

    http://sports.excite.com/news/10292002/v5796.html

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    10-29-02 07:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Fox attributes low ratings to labor strife

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/2002/postseason/news/2002/10/26/worldseries_ratings_ap/ Fox attributes low ratings to labor strife Posted: Saturday October 26, 2002 8:44 PM World Series Ratings Yearly national ratings for the World Series, as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. Year Network Rating Share 2002 Fox 10.8* 17*

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    10-29-02 06:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Angel fans behavior.

    It's been reported that Angel fans set some small fires and that a body was found in the parking lot after the W.S. victory.I wonder how much play the media will give this.We'll just have to show them the proper way to celebrate in 2003.By the way,it is the perfect day for Yankee fans to burn the phone lines and pound that idiot Russo about his Giants.

    WIZ
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    10-29-02 09:21 AM Go to last post
  18. what is this, romper room?

    Somebody want to rope in these children in the Giants' dugout? Last night one of them narrowly avoided injury at home plate. What on earth was a 4 year old wandering around home plate during a play. What if he got hurt? BTW - All Fox could do was chuckle about this. Don't you have to be 16 or something to a batboy?

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  19. "Fairweather fans"

    Hey all, My friend and colleague (who happens to be a hardcore Giants fan:barf: ) published this column today in our school paper. I thought you guys might like to see it, since it's relevant -- despite all the anti-Yankee cracks. http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/10/22/3db50a637b033 Published on October 22, 2002 A Guide to Identifying the Fairweather Fan California Dreamin' By Jason Elliott

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    10-29-02 07:23 AM Go to last post
  20. A question about fan interference

    Last night as Reggie Sanders was fielding Garret Anderson's bases clearing hit, one or two fans hit him in the back with their thunder sticks. It didn't affect him at all, and he came up with the ball and fired it back right away. But what if the sticks had interfered with him? What if he had been knocked down, or even just slipped as a result of them hitting him? What kind of ruling could the umps make in that situation. Could they send the runners back a base or something if they felt...

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    10-29-02 06:37 AM Go to last post

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