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  1. Question about Post Season Rosters

    I thought that you had to be on the roster before August 31st in order to be eligible for the Post Season roster. The only reason I ask is because K-Rod was brought up on 9/18. Does anyone know the official rules?

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    11-01-02 08:09 PM Go to last post
  2. Mark Grace foregoes $3M option yr, files as FA, expected to re-sign

    I don't know if this will be a new trend or not this year, but it is interesting seeing a player tear up a contract, then starting out fresh. Grace expected to re-sign with Arizona Posted: Friday November 01, 2002 6:37 PM PHOENIX (AP) -- Mark Grace agreed to forego the $3 million option year of his contract and filed for free agency on Friday but is expected to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks for less money. The 38-year-old first baseman and Diamondbacks managing...

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    11-01-02 07:40 PM Go to last post
  3. Forty-five Dollars To See The Parade! Lmao.

    I haven't seen anyone mention this. Disney - Eisner - had the Angels' victory parade in Disneyland and charged $45 a pop for fans to see it!! Too sick. Too crass for words. I know the Disney company has for decades tried to squeeze out every penny they can, but this is a new low.

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    10-31-02 10:04 PM Go to last post
  4. So ... who manages Seattle now?

    Any guesses? I hear they're recruiting different people, but I'd like to hear what you folks think. Next up for M's: replacement for Piniella SEATTLE (AP) -- Now that the World Series is over, the post-Piniella era begins in earnest as the Seattle Mariners search for a new manager. Interviews start this week, focusing on in-house candidates before moving to others, including former San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs manager Jim Riggleman. "We've already done a lot of work,"...

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    10-31-02 07:57 PM Go to last post
  5. ESPN-C -- Classic Puerto Rico w/Cepeda, Clemente: Sun, 11/03, 2:00pm ET

    This series stars HOF 1Bman Orlando Cepeda, born in Ponce, PR. Also included are the 1971 WS Games 6 & 7, both of which HOF RFer Roberto Clemente (born in Carolina, PR) hit HRs. CLASSIC'S SCHAAP ONE ON ONE: ORLANDO CEPEDA (this features the late legendary sports journalist, Dick Schaap) 2:00pm, ET. 30 mins. 1971 WORLD SERIES, GAME 6 PITTSBURGH PIRATES VS. BALTIMORE ORIOLES MEMORIAL STADIUM BALTIMORE, MD USA 2:30pm, ET. 2 hrs.

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    10-31-02 06:11 PM Go to last post
  6. Ripken Jr "All Ears" if O's front-office job opens up

    I don't know what kind of experience he's got f/the job, but he's at least thrown his hat into the ring, if one opens up: Ripken looking into front-office post, ideally with Orioles Oct. 31, 2002 SportsLine.com wire reports BALTIMORE -- Cal Ripken Jr. is seeking to land a front-office job in the major leagues -- ideally with his former team, the Baltimore Orioles. Syd Thrift still holds the title of vice president of baseball operations for the Orioles, but his contract...

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    10-31-02 04:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Country Singer tryed for Baseball Help with name please

    Hi, someone I know was asking about that country singer who tried to play basebal for The Padres but we can't remember his name.. If you know please answer..It is driving us nuts..I can picture the guy's face but can't remember his name..

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    10-31-02 10:02 AM Go to last post
  8. Angels win...

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20021027&content_id=166288&vkey=ws2002news&fext=.jsp :uhh: :barf: Glaus = MVP

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    10-30-02 11:42 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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