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    Sign of things to come, or just a minor glitch?

    With JM still at the helm, yes, this could set a tone. With OG at the helm, I don't see this stinging longer than today.
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    Sign of things to come, or just a minor glitch?

    I hope that this game did set the tone because we looked f***ing awesome for 8.5 innings. You can twist and turn this s*** any way you want but this bullpen will not allow 6 runs in 1/3 IP every game. Politte looked f***ing awesome his first 1 1/3IP. The offense looked sharp. Marte doesn't give up 2HRs very often (i can't remember him doing that before). It was a choke job by the pen for sure, especially Damaso. He got burned by two close calls and proceeded to throw two meatballs down the middle of the plate on the following pitches. Dude, f***ing Mendy "Big Stick" Lopez hit a 3 run homer off of Damaso Marte. You think this is a sign of things to come? So does that mean Lopez is going to be an allstar this season? Give me a break. I was admittedly ready to punch a f***ing wall when Beltran went deep, but after giving this game some thought, I really, REALLY liked the way this team looked until the bottom of the ninth. I see a team that could win a s***load of games this season with a VERY potent offense.
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    2004 MLB Predictions

    AL East Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Orioles Devil Rays AL Central White Sox Twins Indians Royals Tigers AL West Angels A's* Mariners Rangers ALDS--White Sox over Angels 3-2 ALDS--Yankees over A's 3-1 ALCS--Yankees over White Sox 4-0 NL East Phillies Mets Marlins Braves Expos NL Central Astros Cardinals Cubs Brewers Reds Pirates NL West Padres Giants* Dodgers Diamondbacks Rockies NLDS--Astros over Giants 3-1 NLDS--Padres over Phillies 3-2 NLCS--Astros over Padres 4-0 WS--Astros over Yankees 4-2 AL MVP--A-Rod AL CY--Tim Hudson (19 wins) NL MVP--Lance Berkman NL CY--Roy Oswalt (24 wins)
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    I am firm believer that Jerry "the snore" Manuel was singlehandedly responsible for our failure to take the central last season. Throughout the year there were SO many times the Sox just looked like the walking dead out on that field, SO many times that he just made absolutely awful decisions, SO many different lineup cards, and it all translated into very few wins. I mean seriously, last season, minus the choke job against the Twinkies, ended on a decent note, the team was playing decent. But looking back at that first half, these guys were just miserable. I have no idea how JM wasn't fired in early June last season. If he'd been fired I can't help but think that we would have destroyed KC and MIN for the division title. Considering the talent that KW handed over to JM, there was absolutely no excuse that that team should have taken the weak Central. Now this season we're without our "stud" in Colon and without Everett. We're not as good of a team but I think that the fact that these players see hope again in Ozzie that most will perform to their potential. We'll see smart baseball again. Even with a poor decision here and there by Ozzie I think the team will pick up his slack and take this division.
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    Aren't there any fun topics left?

    I thought you were glowing a bit this morning.
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    Aren't there any fun topics left?

    I got me some booty last night.
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    If Kerry is Elected . . .

    I'll agree that some of the blame will fall on GWB. Only because of homeland security though. I believe that intelligence is back on the right path, overseas. I'll also tell you right now that I can almost guarantee an attack shortly after Kerry is sworn into office, if that's the case. Kerry has been running his mouth and Al Queda will immediately test him. I'm no military planner, but this one just seems like common sense from Al Queda's vantage point.
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    Welcome to all of the new posters

    Welcome aboard!!! I think you'll find this site to be MUCH more informative than that troll infested MLB board.
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    US vetoes UN resolution against Yassin's assassin

    I mean hell, Clinton even took out the aspirin factory that supplied Bin Laden with his aspirin. I'll be ya everytime Bin Laden has a migraine he cusses Bill Clinton and his strong stance on defense. Rumor has it that the aspirins were being laced with, gulp, ibuprofen. Thank God that factory was taken out in such a prompt and effective manner or the world may be overrun by WMDs and Sudanese aspirins. Incidentally, Clinton's orders for cruise missiles to be lobbed at Iraq had more to do with covering up his perjury than it did national security. But for some reason I doubt we'll agree on that.
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    US vetoes UN resolution against Yassin's assassin

    They're free to kill Bush but it would be an assassination. The UN has every right to condemn the assassination of GWB being he is a head of state and a government official. The point of my post was that this should not be looked upon as an assassination according to international policy. Yassin was NOT a head of state and belonged to a terrorist organization with absolutely no affiliation to a RECOGNIZED government.
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    US vetoes UN resolution against Yassin's assassin

    I believe international law prohibits the assassination of government officials. Yassin was the "spiritual" leader of a terrorist organization with absolutely no government affiliation. He is therefore exempt from becoming an "assassination" victim. Was he murdered in cold blood? Certainly. I don't think the UN should be condemning nations for the murder of terrorists, quadripalegic or not.
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    Am I the only one who sees something wrong?

    You mean the Bill Gates who donates billions to charities on top of the millions (perhaps billions) he donates to the federal government in the form of taxes??? Yeah, he is one evil son of a b****.
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    George Bush Joke

    I love the latest release from the White House PR department showing the happiness and jolliness of war. You know, that one where those 6 marines were shot at, one got his head blown off, but the other 5 took out 20 Iraqis then celebrated singing happy and joyous songs. I'll tell ya, I didn't think it was possible, but Karl Rove has just done an amazing job at making this look like a happy war. For a man that 99% of the time comes across as clear, concise, and intelligent, that was just really a stupid comment CW.
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    Am I the only one who sees something wrong?

    It's sad that you even had to explain that. I'm astounded by the number of people who have absolutely no problem throwing their money away to our federal government. Can you imagine how quick any private business would go under if they were managed like any government funded program??? Newt Gingrich....oh to have him and his contract with America back.
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    George Bush Joke

    I just hope you aren't referring to France or Russia as "allies" who didn't support us. Although not fully investigated at this point in time, there is credible evidence that both France and Russia had their hands in Saddam's deep pockets in exchange for UN vetos. IIRC, there wasn't a single country who declared that the WMDs weren't in Iraq, the majority of resistance were from countries hoping for peaceful inspections that would result in the disarmament of Iraq as opposed to an invasion. I'm not trying to defend the administration, I believe we were led to war under false pretenses brought about by hyped up charges from the administration and faulty international intelligence. I am to this day convinced that there are certainly WMDs buried somewhere or they made their way to Syria. I didn't feel that Iraq was an imminent threat but at the time, with the evidence presented, felt that pre-emptive action was just and necessary.
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    Am I the only one who sees something wrong?

    Defense spending is currently at 6% of GDP, which historically speaking, is not even close to a high percentage. To the original poster, the problem with the Bush tax cut isn't the cut itself but the irresponsible spending (non-discretionary) that this congress and administration have pushed through. Prescription drug plans are great ideas in countries who are socialist democracies, where tax rates are well over 50% for the majority of the population, but not in a purer capitalist system where taxes are necessarily kept moderate to low to promote investment, business, and spending. For whatever reason Bush and co. decided to pander to the left and have been spending more than Clinton ever did. Also, with the economy struggling the last couple of years, taxable incomes dropped, which means less income for the government. Clinton had a much easier time balancing the budget not because of high taxes, but rather the enormous tax incomes flooding the government coffers. Tax breaks should never be frowned upon. I don't know about you, but I'd like to think I can be more productive with my money than a bloated federal government. The more money I have in my pocket, the better off I am.
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    George Bush Joke

    I didn't find the joke to be in bad taste. The world community believed there were WMDs in Iraq. The left loves to remind us how we were the ones that gave Saddam the weapons and yet these same people claim to have known that there were no WMDs in Iraq last year??? What happened to them??? I don't get it. Anyway, I believe the humor wasn't intended to imply that Bush knew that there were never WMDs, but rather display a puzzled Bush looking for something that he was convinced was there (keys under the couch, whatever).
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    Twas the championship series

    Bravo. :fthecubs
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    USA Today Article on Frank & Sox

    Good article. I really like the sidebar thing about the steroids. Sounds like one hell of an argument that makes a lot of sense when reading his quotes.
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    Nationalizing Resources

    Decreased taxes???
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    League 3 Thread

    Sounds great 56789. I didn't mean to throw a wrench in everything man, it's just that I've learned from experience. Most recently my football draft went bad when I drafted Michael Vick before he was hurt due to an extremely early draft. That selection burned me the ENTIRE season.
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    Frank arrived to camp today.

    I think the key to every bit of optimism on this team is the fact that Jerry Manuel is gone. As casual (well, maybe more than casual) fans watching the games on TV or from the seats at the park we were able to pick apart JM's management of this team. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been to be a professional on the field being led by that dips***. Couldn't agree more though, there certainly seems to be a positive vibe coming out of camp so far.
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    Why couldn't we use the money we were gonna

    Ya think? It seems that in the past JR will pay for perceived quality. So you think they would've dumped like a Koch and Konerko, replace them with bottom of the barrel players, just to keep Colon? I don't know man, I think I buy into the theory that the money was there ONLY for Colon, once he left it was off the table.
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    League 3 Thread

    I just found this thread, so sorry for the duplicity between this and my post on Yahoo..... March 1st seems REALLY early for a draft. I mean the Sox first exhibition game isn't until Mar 4th. I think it's important to push it back because of spring injuries and also to get a feel about some guys coming back from injury. Examples would be Koch and Kong. See who's hot in ST and who's cold. All this should have a bearing on the later rounds in the draft. I think that the first draft date/time was perfect, if not too early. Mar 1st just seems ridiculous. I'll be there if that's the popular concensus though.
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    The Pet Peeve thread

    People who say "supposively" instead of "supposedly". Complete strangers starting conversations while waiting in line at a store or whatever. White guys who homey themselves out People who key cars 3 lane highway and all 3 cars are going the same speed, side-by-side-by-side Paying a "delivery charge" on a pizza dance clubs and those who are inside (alright, everyone except for the hotties) stinky people