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  1. Mental Giants they are NOT!

    If the Giants do not recover from one of the worst chokes in World Series history last night (Boston 1986 being the champ) and go on to lose tonight (which I predict will happen, Angels 13-2), then they can point their fingers at none other than Dusty Baker as being one of the major reasons why they fell short. I like Dusty (despite being a Dodger forever), but he has not managed well in this series. He has made many critical mistakes, some have not cost them a game, but some have, such as...

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    10-29-02 02:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Selig bans children from dugout in WS next year

    It's a good thing Eckstein got a chance to play in the WS before the ban goes into effect:D (Sorry, I know its cheesier than Wisconsin but I just had to get it out of the way;) )

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    10-29-02 12:00 AM Go to last post
  3. Question about the MVP award.

    I've read some arguements on this board and a few others. Some people have said the Bonds should get the MVP. I thought the losing team could not have an MVP winner. If that's true, is that convention, or the official rule? I mean, how could you win an MVP on a losing team? I guess you could argue both ways, but to me it seems if your team lost, no matter how great you were, it's time for another MVP on the winning team, even if they were worse. After all, they won.

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    10-28-02 11:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Fill out WFAN's Mad Dog Poll

    Here are the questions asked on their Home Page:As expected, the last one has been most selected (48% so far). Go on the gravy train, y'all!!!

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    10-28-02 11:24 PM Go to last post
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  5. Question about All-Star Game Managers

    I've always wondered, if a manager goes to the World Series, but f/whichever reason, isn't w/that same team by the following ASG, who manages that league's team? If he's w/another team, does the new manager of that team manage the ASG? Thx!!! :D :) Brad

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    10-28-02 11:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Scioscia suggests shortening season

    Scioscia suggests shortening season BY KEN PETERS Associated Press Oct. 27, 2002 6:56 p.m. http://foxsports.lycos.com/content/view?contentId=728956 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) With 30 spring games, 162 in the regular season and a three-round postseason that has gone to a World Series Game 7, the Anaheim Angels' and San Francisco Giants' pitching has worn thin. Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia has a suggestion: fewer games. "I think with three rounds of playoffs, there's a strong case to...

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    10-28-02 10:32 PM Go to last post
  7. This One's For YOU, Chris Russo. ENJOY!!

    Too sweet for words. Everybody stick it to Mad Dog Russo on WFAN Monday. That punk would sit in the studio of WFAN and rag on Yankee fans during our Victory Parades. Hope it hurts, Russo. :finger1:

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    10-28-02 07:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Did you see Bonds tonight?

    Note to Mr. Bonds: USE YOUR DAMN GLOVE WHEN FIELDING! Honestly, I'm just about fed up with this guy's attitude- so nonchalant. Nice HRs, but jesus, he really messed up that play that opened up the floodgates for Anaheim. However, in spite of his play, I do believe he is the hands down series MVP should the Giants win tommorrow. Thoughts?

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    10-28-02 07:17 PM Go to last post
  9. World Series Game 7 GameThread. SF @ ANA

    The series is tied at three games apiece for the second consecutive year after the power of the Rally Monkey overcame a 5 run 7th inning deficit in game 6 to send it to Game Seven. This on'e for all the marbles. :) Baseball at it's absolute best (without the Yanks, at least. ;) San Francisco K. Lofton CF R. Aurilia SS J. Kent 2B B. Bonds LF B. Santiago C J. Snow 1B R. Sanders RF

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    10-28-02 06:23 PM Go to last post
  10. Page 2: Another Giant Disappointment

    bold emphasis is mine. - Carissa :) Another Giant disappointment By Brian Murphy Special to Page 2 http://espn.go.com/page2/s/murphy/021028.html The Cooler, my friends, is empty.

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    10-28-02 06:12 PM Go to last post
  11. Nice articles about Anaheim and the series

    October 28, 2002 7th Heaven By Tim Keown ESPN The Magazine http://espn.go.com/magazine/keown_20021028.html ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Victory has a new sound, and it's louder than ever before. It's an incessant mixture of ThunderStix and hysterical humans, and it translates into the sound of 45,000 overinflated basketballs being dribbled inside your cranium. This, apparently, is the sound a franchise makes upon ending a 41-year, uninterrupted stretch of nonchampionship baseball. Victory, as...

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    10-28-02 02:51 PM Go to last post
  12. Baseball will curtail dugout daycare

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1028/1452178.html ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The kiddie corps which populated the San Francisco Giants' dugout during the World Series won't be repeated, according to Major League Baseball officials. Darren Baker and other youngsters won't have as much dugout freedom. Commissioner Bud Selig told the New York Daily News on Monday that, starting next year, baseball will issue a new set of rules on who can and can't be in the dugout. According to the newspaper,...

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    10-28-02 02:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Merged: Howe to Mets! / Art Howe -- New Mets Manager

    Just heard it on WINS ... I'll look for a link.

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    10-28-02 02:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Eavesdropping at Edison Field (SF Chronicle)

    Eavesdrops John Shea Monday, October 28, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2002/10/28/SP241706.DTL The buzz from World Series Game 7 at Edison Field: -- When Tommy Lasorda entered the Diamond Club at Edison Field after Game 6, he was asked which ex-Dodger he wanted to win the World Series, Dusty Baker or Mike Scioscia. "Don't ask me to pick between two sons," said...

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    10-28-02 01:22 PM Go to last post
  15. OC Register: Vaughn could serve as parade float

    Vaughn could serve as parade float By RANDY YOUNGMAN The Orange County Register ANAHEIM http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=9106&section=SPORTS&year=2002&month=10&day=28 Dear Mo, Hope you enjoyed the World Series from the comfort of your couch, with built-in snack tray, back on the East Coast, where you say baseball intensity reigns supreme.

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    10-28-02 12:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Will The Angels Become The Next Florida Marlins?

    Does this have a familiar ring to it? Wild card team wins in all with pretty much a team of non super stars? It sure does. 1997 as a matter of fact. The Florida Marlins were the first wild card team in MLB history to win the World Series and the next year their owner dismantled the team and they went from the penthouse to the outhouse just that quickly. They turned a thriving stadium into a ghost town. The question remains. Will the Angels go down that same path? For Angels fans they better...

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    10-28-02 12:11 PM Go to last post
  17. George needs to sign that Rally Monkey

    I wonder if they would count it towards the salary cap? :goody: Nice going Barry. Of all the people I could think of that I would be happy to see choke under pressure, well Bonds is the one, yes little Barry "I'm So Great, Look at me" Barry dropped the ball like the true champion he really is. Like father like son.Hey Barry there is one for you and your daddy. :finger1: Well I guess I can't be that mad after all. The Angels were on a mission and the reincarnation of the 69 Mets is...

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    10-28-02 11:25 AM Go to last post
  18. 2 questions about the Bakers.

    Well played post-season. They deserved it. Can't wait to knock them season!

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    10-28-02 11:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Worst commentating team of all time ???

    One time i was at a game with eleven and we got into a discussion on who would make up the all-time worst commentating team ever... we came up with the following Tim McCarver, and Joe Morgan doing play by play Susyn Waldman doing pre and post game interviews and Jim Grey doing sideline reporting during the game... Would love to hear who you think would be the worst...

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    10-28-02 11:11 AM Go to last post

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