Monday, March 30, 2009

Favorite Baseball Player?

name your favorite modern day ball players from the AL and NL then name your favorite past time player(s)

like mine is NL- Manny Ramirez

AL- Jason Bay

Pastime- Ruth, Mantle, Sandberg, and my favorite (seeing as I'm a Cubs fan and nobody deserves to get into the HOF soon rather than him) Ron Santo

AL- Mark DeRosa

NL- Ryan Theriot


C- Johnny Bench, 1B- Lou Gehrig, 2B Rogers Hornsby, SS Ernie Banks/Honus Wagner. OF- Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams/Willie Mays

Some of my favorites by position.

NL: Hanley Ramirez and Geovany Soto

AL: Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester

PAST: Duke Snider, Greg Maddux, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Pedro Martinez. The ones after them are Henderson and Garciaparra.

* It's Carl Yastrzemski (I memorized it because I'm such a baseball nerd)

NL-all time favorite is Pudge Rodriguez

AL-brain roberts

Pastime- Mantle, Bench, ozzie smith, and stan the man musel

NL - Rich Hardin

AL - Jason Bay

past - Jackie Robinson

AL- Ryan Sweeney (He was a rookie on the A's last year)

NL- Tim Lincecum

Pastime- Rickey Henderson

AL- Rocco Baldelli


past - Al Kaline and Greg Maddux and Cal Ripken, JR.

NL- Jimmy Rollins

AL- Dustin Pedroia

Pastime: Clemente, Rose, Cobb

AL- Ichiro Suzuki

NL- Jay Bruce

All Time- Tony Gwynn, and the whole BIG RED MACHINE ( Go Reds )

All time favorite - Mickey Mantle

present day - AL Derek Jeter, NL Chase Utley

NL - Albert Pujols


PT - Stan Musial

AL- Derek Jeter

Nl- Tim Lincecum

Pst time- Joe DiMaggio

AL: Roy Halladay

NL: I like Orlando Hudson :)

past time player

Lou Gehrig

al- vtek

nl- ramerez

past- carl ustremki

**i know i spelt carls ustremskis name horribly wrong

AL- Roy Halladay

NL- Albert Pujols

AL- Mark Ellis

NL- Matt Kemp

Pastime- Roberto Clemente

AL - Brian Roberts

NL - Mark Reynolds

Past - Kirby Puckett, Cal Ripken Jr., and Kent Hrbek.



AL; CC or K-Rod


NL; honus wagner

AL; the great Babe

AL- Jim Thome

NL- Manny Ramirez

AL Pat Burrell

NL Chase Utley!!!!

paST time..... tug mcgraw. mitch Williams and pete rose.

*chase utley rocks*

AL- SandMan

NL- MANNY RAMIREZ because hes not in the AL Yankee killer.

AT- Mantle

current-russell Martin

past-Greg Maddux

NL- Chase Utley

AL- Kevin Youkillis

Past Time- Mike Schmidt

Whats your starting lineup going to look like on opening day?

For the mets I think:

Jose Reyes

Danial Murphy

David Wright

Carlos Delgado

Carlos Beltran

Ryan Church

Luis Castillo

Brian Schneider

Johan Santana

BQ (Optional) : Why do the Padres where those army colored uniforms?

1 Alfonso Soriano

2 Kosuke Fukudome

3 Derrek Lee

4 Milton Bradley

5 Aramis Ramirez

6 Geovanny Sotot

7 Mike Fontenot

8 Ryan Theriot

9 Pitcher

BQ: They wear them in honor of an Army Base in San Diego. If you ask me, that is their best uniform.

Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)

Dustin Pedroia (2B)

David Ortiz (DH)

Kevin Youkilis (1B)

Jason Bay (LF)

J.D. Drew (RF)

Mike Lowell (3B)

Jason Varitek (C)

Jed Lowrie (2B)

Bay, Drew, and Lowell will probably be changed up. They are all about equal.

Starting Rotation:

Josh Beckett

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Jon Lester

Brad Penny

Tim Waikfield

Chone Figgins

Bobby Abreu

Vladimir Guerrero

Torii Hunter

Kendry Morales

Juan Rivera

Howie Kendrick

Mike Napoli or Jeff Mathis (we have two catchers so.. i dunno)

Maicer Izturis or Erick Aybar (we also have two shortstops... three shortstops to be exact)

too many people... ya want any??

BQ: The Padres are one of the biggest supporters of the Armed Forces in all of baseball! They constantly give tickets out to the men and women who serve our country free of charge.. you always see em around the stadium. So the jerseys are for them as well. Its a beautiful thing!









BIG Z!!!!

BQ: They wear them in honor of the army base in San Diego, I actually like there uniforms this time around

(9 more days!)

Ian Kinsler

Michael Young

Josh Hamilton

Nelson Cruz

Hank Blalock

David Murphy/Marlon Byrd

Chris Davis

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Elvis Andrus

BQ: That Guy already covered it. :)










Against Derek Lowe

BQ: What That Guy said. It's kinda cool for them to support their Army base.


Randy Winn

Edgar Renteria

Pablo Sandoval

Bengie Molina

Fred Lewis

Aaron Rowand

Travis Ishikawa

Kevin Frandsen

Tim Lincecum

Bret gardener or melky cabrera?

which is the better baseball player


i will choose best answer 10 points

Gardner, he has speed, and good outfield range. He also had a OBP over .400 last season down in AAA so he can be patient, he has all the potential, so he needs to be given a chance, and the Yankees have a lineup that can enable a guy like Brett Gardner to grow as a player in the Major Leagues.

If I do remember correctly Cabrera was second in outfield assists a couple of years ago. His arm is amazing. We all know his capability, he has more experience, and has some great highlights. Gardners is also homebrewn and has great potential. Speed is a plus in centerfield. So flip a coin.

For the Yankees Center Position i take Bret Gardner because he has SPEED , He has great Defense and i have seen have good at bats this spring training i think if he can better Patience at the Plate then the guy will be good

he can be a Lead off hitter or hit 9th

I will take Bret Gardner he has so much speed and can take an extra base. He is also good in the outfield. Melky will be a good back up player.

I think Melky Cbrera becuase he has MLB experince already. He has good speed. He has good defence to

They are both horrible. I'm sure Yanks will replace them with an all star player who makes 15 million a year.

brett gots the speed, but melky got that and experience. brett is quick and contact hitter. im gonin with bretty boy

brett gardner

If you could take one player, from any era...?

If you could take one player, from any era of the game, at their prime. Who would you chose?

I'm either taking Honus Wagner or Babe Ruth, both guys would be tremendous to build a team around. The Babe with his power and his early pitching. And Honus being one of the first five tool athletes.

I guess for the sake of the question I'm going to take Babe Ruth, even though Honus was outstanding defensively.

Greg Maddux.

The arguement for the modern era is simple math. There are more high schools, colleges, and minor league teams, filters in a way. For the individual it is MUCH harder to get into the big leagues. The cleveland spiders signed cy young because they heard about him throwing walnuts at a barn door. Also there is a reason that pitchers dont use the exaggerated deliveries anymore as it harbors potential delivery mistakes that wont be missed by modern hitters with film to study.

You have got to go modern era with this. I can see an arguement for other players, but Maddux absolutely tormented the 90`s. Nobody was a more complete player at their position. He pitched brilliantly, gained more gold gloves than any player and he wasn`t a terrible hitter either.

If you look at the "mvp" side of it, he gave the Braves the legacy of the 90`s. He helped push a franchise into an unknown epoch of success.

As for hitters, Bonds (steroids or not) was the most feared hitter in the history of the game. <-----------( period)

Rogers Hornsby, Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Bob Gibson, Bob Feller, Walter Johnson, Albert Pujols, Willie Mays, Pete Rose oh but I have to pick only one......

Rube Waddell!!!

Billy boy: You go tell Walter Johnson he could only throw 70 MPH and he would hurl you through a brick wall. Not only that but pitchers in previous eras had a variety of pitches and movement on their fast balls, which few have today.

wow that's a good question

Maybe Babe Ruth because the guy could hit and Pitch

or Joe DiMaggio my Fav Yankee or

I Always wanted to see Mickey Mantle one of the Greatest Switch hitters ever to play the game of Baseball

hear me out, back when ruth played they pitched about 70 miles an hour, no pitcher worked like they did today. anyway i would go with mickey mantle for his hitting. in babe played today he would look like julio franco

Willie Mays, Sandy Kofax, Ted Williams

I would have to go with old "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. He was one of the very best in his day.

reggie jackson.

Willie Mays

What do they do with yankee stadium?

and the mets old field what will happen to both of there old fields? do they just sit there and never get used again or do they get demolished if they just sit there then thats stupid 2 build a new stadium

Both stadiums will be demolished, Shea and Yankee Stadium will be imploded almost the same time.

They will be demolished if they haven't been already.

Which team is better Nationals, Padres, or Pirates?

Which team is better at starter,bullpen,batting,defense and has many prospect.

I'd put em in that order: nats padres pirates. The Nats have a lot of bats, and they also have alot of guys with high injury risk. They need to get better pitching...especially a starter that goes later into games so the bullpen isn't over exposed... the Nats are a team that has a head case at every position on the 40 man roster... go nats.

the padres have some pitching, but they need bats and defense and a SS... that's a team that should be drafting the fastest guys b/c of the park they have, they could dominate if they played like Japan did in the WBC at Safeco.

the pirates... isn't 20 years of bad drafting enough? They aren't even trying anymore... they have that McClutchen kid, he hasn't been that great when I've seen him (3 times last 2 years fr AA and AAA and once in the AAA All Star game, he was great in that game)

The Nationals, they have some young guys and have some potential to make a run in the NL East. The Padres may not be terrible because of how bad the NL West is.


Padres, hey they have Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez

Nationals, just signed a pitcher who is just as good as say josh beckett now and he is only 19 or 20.


Does anybody really care about who is the best of the worst?

I'm going with the Padres.

I'd say Padres

Question about losing streaks?

The Texas Rangers have an 8 game losing streak to the Red Sox in Boston. They have wins over the Sox in Arlington, but in Boston they can not seem to win here lately. SO my question is, what is the longest losing streak that one team has over another visiting team? It has got to be more than 8 games. I am not talking about losing streaks of one team to another, I have been able to look that up. I am only talking about losing streaks to another team as visitors.

Thanks to any answers.

(Well, thanks to any correct answers)

Since 1954 -- not all of history, but the complete expansion era -- the longest visitor's losing streak is 19, accomplished twice.

Blue Jays at Orioles, 15-Sept-1978 through 02-May-1981.

Indians at Yankees, 10-June-1960 through 21-April-1962.


Jays: 1978, won at Baltimore on 6/6, lost 9/15-17 (3); 1979, lost 6/29-7/1 ( 4, 7), 9/3-6 ( 3, 10); 1980, lost 6/24-26 ( 3, 13), 9/19-21 ( 3, 16); 1981, lost 4/30-5/2 ( 3, 19), won on 5/3.

Indians: 1960, won on 5/12, lost 6/10-11 (2), 7/26-28 ( 3, 5), 8/26-27 ( 4, 9 -- ah, for the heady days of back-to-back doubleheaders); 1961, lost 4/27-29 ( 2, 11), 7/5-6 ( 2, 13), 9/7-10 ( 5, 18); 1962, lost 4/21 ( 1, 19), swept doubleheader 4/22. (The Tribe then lost four more in NYC before sweeping another doubleheader in August.)

For getting those troublesome bathroom mirrors really clean, always reach for Windex Non-Streak Formula.

The Chipmaker always has a great answer.

People get dirty streaks in their clothes. So you might want to know how to lose them.

Should Jeter keep leading off too start the year?

This is being done more out of necessity than anything else to break up the lefty-heavy Yankee line-up.

But it's not like Jeter is unqualified for the job. His on-base percentage over the last three seasons is .389 while Damon's is .361. In fact, Jeter's career OBP is higher than Damon, the career leadoff guy, by about 30 points.

He's not Rickey Henderson, but then again either is Damon or Gardner. Jeter is a smart enough baserunner to get his steals and force the pitcher to make adjustments.

Having lived through the days when it became fashionable to hate Don Mattingly, it's sad to see it all beginning again with Derek Jeter...especially since a lot of it is inspired by self-promoting sportswriters who only break a sweat when they run to the press-room for the free donuts.

The sole reason Jeter is leading off in 2009 is because he has hit into too many double plays during the past two years. He has hit into a total of 45 which puts him near the top in MLB during the past two years. A player that hits into too many double plays is not a good number two hitter.

i think this is how it should be like this: start melky against leftys and gardner vs. right handed pitchers. when they face RHP, damon should lead off. when its a LHP it should be jeter. plus it beaks up the back to back lefty combinations. on top of that jeter will probably have a better on base percentage. if it does not work then there is a good chance damon could be back on top.

Yes because he is breaking up the back-to-back lefty combination of Damon and Gardner. He has less power than Damon and can take the ball the other way. Damon, can pull the ball to get Jeter over. So yes I think it is a good idea but the Yankees will have to see how it goes.

Jeter doesn't seem like much of a lead off hitter.

I wonder how long until they stick him out to LF to hide his lack of range and arm?

He should just retire, he can't hit for power, and can't run. He can't play defense.

Yes because he hits into so many double plays maybe Johnny can drive him in

Why not? If he could bunt better it would help.


Best MLB Hitter Round 2: Final Four of the National League?

This is a tournament to decide who really is the best hitter in the MLB. Winners will advance to the next round.

These are the winners for the NL Divisions and the wild card winner.

Albert Pujols (NL Central) versus Hanley Ramirez (NL Wild Card)

Manny Ramirez (NL West) versus David Wright (NL East)

Which 2 of these 4 hitters do you think should advance to the semi-finals of the "MLB's Best Hitter" Tournament?

Pujols!! C'mon dude, Hanley could never wish to be in the same catagory as Albert. He has the potential to be the greatest ballplayer ever.


Albert Pujols over Hanley Ramirez

Manny Ramirez over David Wright



Albert Pujols

Manny Ramirez



Pujols and M Ramirez



Pujols vs Manny





Albert Pujols David Wright

Pujols and Manny.

Pujols and Manny

Puljos and Manny



Pujols , WRIGHT!!!!!

pujols, wright.

Pick your top 5 in the following list?

Jack Cust

Cristian Guzmn

Melvin Mora

Gil Meche

Mark Buehrle

Carl Pavano

Aaron Cook

Joe Saunders

Randy Winn

Kevin Gregg

1. Kevin Gregg - Lou Pinella just named him the Cubs' closer. While I doubt it lasts all season (and I think it's a stupid decision on Lou's part), there is a lot of value in closing for one of the best teams in baseball.

2. Gil Meche - I like his upside. He piles up more strikeouts than the rest of the list, and has the potential to be borderline dominant. I think he's incredibly underrated by fantasy players based on a few bad performances.

3. Jack Cust - he's a terrorist when it comes to AVG, but he will put up decent power numbers. If he's not going to take too huge of a chunk out of your team batting average, he's worth a look.

4. Cristian Guzman - I think he's a borderline player, but at a tough position, and he could have some real offensive value.

5. Melvin Mora - barely over Randy Winn. I actually think Winn might be the better overall player, but he is stuck in an absolutely awful lineup that will kill his runs and RBI total.

1. Joe Saunders

2. Aaron Cook

3. Mark Buehrle

4. Melvin Mora

5. Randy Winn

EDIT: Now that Gregg is the definite closer

1. Saunders

2. Gregg

3. Cook

4. Buerhle

5. Mora

Christian Guzman is going to be good this year, Mora is underrated. Cust is okay, don't start him right off, And any pitcher not named Carl Pavano would be good

1. Saunders

2. Cook




David Ortiz

Johnathan Paplebom

Mike Lowell

JD Drew

Cocoa Crisp






Joe Saunders






Mark Buerhrle

Joe Saunders

Melvin Mora

Jack Cust

Randy Winn

Mark Buehrle

Randy Winn

Joe Saunders

Gil Meche

Melvin Mora

joe saunders

melvin mora

mark buehrle


gil meche


umm. e. none of the above

I've honestly never heard of any of these players, so none of them can be that good

Do people honetly think Ryan Howard will make it to the HOF?

Not many people know but he is already 30...people think he is like 25

No way. anybody that strikes out that much doesnt deserve it

I'm a big phillies fan. and i don't think that he will. he might get to 500 home runs, but thats a long shot. He's 29, and was delayed by a year or two getting to the majors by Jim Thome. He's already hit a lot of homers. and he has more RBIs than just about anyone since he got called up. he has a really outside chance. everything will have to break right for him.

He could be this generations Dave Kingman.

I think that in a few years Howard will be lost to MLB history.

If Adam Dunn gets voted in I'll put my vote in for Ryan Howard. When that day comes it will be the last time I ever watch baseball.

Actually, he is 29

But I think he will, he just has to reach 600 hr's

it is way too early to tell

Who will win the Reds 5th spot in the rotation?

Dusty Narrowed it down to 2

Homer and Micah

Here are there Spring Training stats

Homer Bailey:

0 wins 1 loss

2.45 era

14.2 innings

12 so

Micah Owings:

3 wins 0 losses

1.45 ERA

18.2 Innings

19 SO

I would say Owings. What they should do is have a 6 pitcher rotation.

Owings will most likely win it over. But Bailey is still a very good pitcher. They could use him as a spot starter/long reliever and possibly trade bait at the deadline.

Micah Owings

Do you think that Albert Pujols will end up as one of the greats?

I need to lean more about baseball, I will be right back.

New to Baseball? Welcome to the club! Be warned-It's a wonderful addiction to have!

What Pujols does on the field is nothing short of briliant. The skills he brings are a joy to watch.

With a slightly longer career, (luck does play a part in something like that) he will have a long and HOF worthy career.

Welcome aboard!

Will be? He already is! He is possibly the greatest all around player in the history of baseball. Here are his career 162-game-averages: a .334 BA, 124 runs, 128 RBIs, 42 HRs, a .425 OBP, and only 66 Ks. Also, he's averaging 6 SBs, rare for a first baseman. He is probably the greatest defensive first baseman of all time, too. He should be a unanimous decision to the HOF. But then again, Babe Ruth wasn't, so you never know.

Yeah, he will. Top ten, no top five.

He's top 100 now. In two years it'll be top 50.

He's got a higher average than Ichiro and averages 40 homeruns a year. He's still young and is just entering his prime.

Crazy Good.

Pujols is already one of the greatest in a long time. He's easily one of the most talented players ever. At the pace he's going he could very well end up being the best ever.

"I need to lean more about baseball, I will be right back."

And you have the nerve to say Ichiro sucks? You are such a Hater I noticed through all your answers. GTFO!

edit: You are a Hater just admit it.

He already IS one of the greatest baseball players of all time!

Everytime he buttons his shirt, son, you are witnessing HISTORY!!!

If he were to hangup the cleats today he would still be a Hall of Fame player.

If he never used steriods then yes

he is already a great.

i agree with the 1st answer you got.

the guy is a beast he will be the home run king

How much do you think this is worth?

How much do you think an autographed Reggie Jackson ball is Worth???(Used, dirty sort of)

Try to remember that, while whatever someone says is important, it's not worth anything till you can find someone who will buy it.

As a life long collector of baseball memorbilia, it is nice to get an idea from someone, but alot of it really does depend on supply.

With no COA, it might be an issue to sell it period,

150 dollars


Old and dirty no COA, I'll give you $5. you pay for shipping.

Best MLB Hitter Round 3: AL Finals?

This is a tournament to decide who really is the best hitter in the MLB. The winner will advance to the next round.

These two hitters have made it all the way from round 1. Winner advances to the MLB Finals versus the winner of the NL Finals.

Joe Mauer versus Josh Hamilton

Which hitter do you think deserves to be named the "Best Hitter in the American League"?


Mauer, easily.

I can't even believe Hamilton made it to the finals. Sure he had a great first half last year (really and unbelievable first half), however it is one great half season for his entire career and he fell way off after his home run derby performance. Mauer has shown consistency up to this point in his career and will continue to do so if he stays healthy.

Mauer, more consistent. I can't believe that it only came down to these two. There are a bunch of better hitters in the AL than Mauer and Hamilton.

It is hard not to take Mauer in this one. Hamilton is a good hitter, but Mauer has been doing it for longer. Time will tell if Hamilton can catch up.

joe mauer. i think it was a fluke year for hamilton. mauer can get hits and get on base.


Hamilton is a one year wonder

Mauer. Hamilton has yet to prove himself. But really now, there have got to be better in the A.L.

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton:)

Joe Mauer. I can't hardly believe that Ichiro didn't make it past the semis.


Seriously though how is Ichiro not here

Does injury count? If it doesn't it's Mauer he hits over .300 every year.



i say josh hamiton and how come ichiro not the finals vs joe mauer

Joe Mauer


Quentin!cubs suck!

I vote for Mauer!

Mike schmidt.....................

Which MLB team have the tallest player in 2009?

Jon Rauch who is like others have said 6'11

Although if Minnesota call up Loek Van Mill from there minor league system this year, he will take over as the tallest player, and he is 7'1 and the tallest player in the minors at the moment.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Jon Rauch, 6'11", tallest player ever

Diamondbacks Jon Rauch 6 foot 11

and for 6'11" disappointing? thats pretty darn tall! MLB is not the NBA where there are a large group of 7 footers

Only 6'11?

That is disappointing...

So who is the best hitter in the league?

I%26#039;m new and still confused (but interested too) at the game of baseball. One thing I like about baseball is hitting (like when the ball comes towards you and you just wanna hit it kinda stuff?), so I was wondering about this. Some of my classmates (who are biased, no doubt) say Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, etc etc?

Albert Pujols. You can say what you want about Manny, A-Rod, Ichiro, whatever. But never has a player put up more beautiful, consistent numbers. Ichiro%26#039;s only potential advantage over Albert is that he gets more hits and occasionally hits for a higher average. However, Pujols has a higher career average (.334-.331) and hits for WAY more power. Simply put, no player can hit like Pujols.

Over eight years, Pujols has AVERAGED .334-40-122. That%26#039;s a career year for 95 percent of players. In his worst season, he still hit .327-32-103, still elite numbers. Pujols is the only player to provide pure hitting from the outset in an elite way, going 8 straight years with an average of at least .314, at least 32 HR, and at least 103 RBI. Pujols walks almost twice as much as he strikes out. Pujols is the man.

It depends on what you qualify as best hitter.

Manny, Pujols, A-Roid, are all power hitters who also hit for a decent average. Most people would consider them amongst the most dangerous hitters in the league because of that. They%26#039;re you%26#039;re all around best. They not only get on base a lot, but they can hit the long ball.

If you want to talk about pure hitting, it would be hard to find someone better than Ichiro. He doesn%26#039;t hit for power, but he gets a lot of hits, and he%26#039;s led the league in hits for the past 3 seasons. He%26#039;s one of those guys that always hits for a high average and gets on base.

If you want to talk about pure power, right now Ryan Howard has been leading the league in HRs and Adam Dunn is up there too. The problem with Howard is he strikes out a lot and doesn%26#039;t hit for huge average, and Dunn%26#039;s batting average just plain sucks, but if they get ahold of one, its going to be going a long way.

Pujols gets on base and can get people around them. I agree with the Ichiro assessment too. I%26#039;d be happy starting a team with either player. Pujols%26#039; power is an added plus. The consistency of both players over the years puts them at the top of the list.

Manny, A-Rod and Guerrero get distracted too easily. Dunn and Howard strike out too much. It really comes down to your definition of best hitter. Are you the type to say Pete Rose was the greatest hitter ever or is it Ted Williams? I%26#039;m the type to lean towards Williams, so I%26#039;d choose Pujols.

Albert Pujols. he can hit for power, has a high batting average, and has very good plate discipline. most importantly, he has the been the most consistent hitter over the past few years. you can count on Pujols to hit .300 AVG, 40 HR, 120 RBI, and .400 OBP every season. that%26#039;s what makes him so great.

Well im a baseball freak and if you want to talk about best overall hitter, it is without a doubt Manny Ramirez. Go look up his career stats. EVERYTHING is good. Average, power, slugging. on base %, the guy is a freak.

i think ichiro suzuki is the best pure hitter. 8 straight seasons of 200 plus hits and a record 282 in one season, thats amazing. if ur looking for power then prob a roid even tho he did steroids he in on pace to break barry bonds record.

Albert Pujols is the best hitter in the league, he can hit higher than .330, and hit 40 homers or more, that is quite rare to find in a player.

The best power hitter is Albert Pujols. The best contact hitters are Dustin Pedroia and Ichiro Suzuki. That should cover it. hope I helped! :)

Manny Ramirez.

Right now I am going to take Pujols. It would have been A-Rod if he didn%26#039;t have all this drama. In 2 years it will be Hanley.

Ryan Howard


Can anybody recall what happened with Mark McGwire

He didn't play as much in his last two seasons. Was it because he was not the same player he used to be? And when Mac retired did it leave a bitter taste in his mouth after what went on in the 2001 NLDS vs. the D-Backs?

I think he had back problems in the last two years. His bat speed slowed down and he couldn't hit anything. I think he retired a few weeks into the last season after deciding he just couldn't play anymore.

The last two years he was hit with back pain that wouldn't go away he missed a lot of games those two years and then he just retired because the back pain got so bad at time it was hard for him to walk let alone hit a ball and run the bases.

With September 11th delaying the end of the season, Cal Ripken retiring and Tony Gwynn hanging up the spikes, I don't remember McGwire at all that year. The World Series was so great that year, does the rest really matter?

He got off the juice and became a crappy hitter. Then a peanut vendor kicked his *** for parking in his spot. McGwire cried like a little *****.

Will the Detroit Tigers finish last again?

I think the Tigers will have big-time pitching issues. With KC only getting better, the AL Central has no easy teams. Are Tigers in trouble again?


Well last year they were affected by the injury bug so that will make a difference, and if there pitching staff can hold there weight the offense will do the rest so it all depends on pitching and injuries but overall i think they'll finish 2nd in the Central and miss the Wild Card by a couple games behind the rays

Nope. After aquiring alot of talented players two years ago in the off season, this is a very decisive year for them. @009 is going to be their bounceback year and could end up with results similar to 2006.

Not likely. The Tigers expected win-loss record was 78-84 while KCs expected win-loss was 72-90. KC was luckier. If the Tigers played as they did last year they would be 82-80 which would bring them to where they should be for two years.

I think so.


Well without any malice (honestly) I'll say it this way - Let's hope so.

yes, just like their football team

Will Ryan Howard Break the Single Season Home Run Record this year?

The man is a machine he dropped 25 lbs in the off season and he has 8 HRs in spring Training

9 Homeruns as of todays game and 21 RBI in spring. Howard is a beast, he has a great chance to break the record- but he has to have a better first half if he ants to do it. Howard is a pure player. He will break the real record soon enough- if not this year than the next. By real record I mean the not steroid use records of Bonds and Clemens. Howard will get 60 HR at least this year. The guy's still young and he has a bright future ahead of him. He may strike out alot and his fielding may not be perfect but the HR record can easily be shattered. GO PHILLIES!! REPEAT IN 09!!! GO NOVA!!

He has a shot to break the "true record" of Roger Maris, however, the over inflated numbers of Barry will never be touched. The only minus with Howard, he can break Maris's record, yet in the same season, also break the record for strikeouts as well.

I doubt because he is a big strikeout hitter and when he usually doesn't kill the ball over the fence, his walking back to the dugout.

He might get over fifty this year but he won't break the record.

i doubt ryan will actually do it but he is probubly my guy to bet on if i had to pick someone to break it


now that steroids is once again band he has a great chance of doing so

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What If Bret Hart Was in his Prime?

Would he Be in TNA vs Kurt Angle or maybe Joe

bret hart in tna hahahahaha, they cant afford him. he would have headlined wrestlemania with orton this year, that would have been a great match. and what about a new new hart foundation with dh smith, tj wilson and natalya. that would be great. if bret was still in wwe, tna would have been bankrupt already and he could have kicked angles *** in the wwe. i really would like to see hbk tap out to the sharpshooter one more time

bret would like to wrestle angle but he does not like the TNA 6 sided ring, kurt angle apparently says the 6 sided ring is better for him. Joe is a fat half breed and bret would kill him and take that plastic knife and shove it up his fat a$$

If bret is in his prime, he's going where the gold is and thats the WWE, even though they would comprimse his gimmick... like they do everyone else


Hockey : Canada and hockey or USA and Football?

Which country has a higher % of people who know little to no knowledge about their #1 sport and the business that operates the sport

Go into any bar in the States and watch a football game and 90% of the guys in there have little to no knowledge of football.You can spot them after the first set of downs.

In Canada I%26#039;m not sure except I know it%26#039;s cold and they live in Igloos :)

By virtue of Canada having roughly 1/10th the population of the US, I%26#039;d say that more Canadians understand the business of hockey as opposed to the US and the business of gridiron.

Raw numbers...again, by virtue of the population difference the Americans would come out on top.

The percentage of Canadians who either play hockey or have a kid playing;re into a fairly steep percentage of the population relative to the % of Americans who play or have a kid playing organized gridiron.

I%26#039;m not sure but wouldn%26#039;t baseball be %26quot;America%26#039;s Sport%26quot; to spite footballs popularity growth over the last couple of decades??

I guess it depends on what you are using as the gauge for what the %26quot;#1%26quot; sport is.

I would say Canada and hockey. Events like the Winter Olympics and the World Juniors can unite even the fiercest hockey enemy in Canada.

i%26#039;m american- i hardly know stuff about football. but know a lot about hockey.

but-canada%26#039;s hockey is a religion.

id say usa and football!


Who is this player that holds the record?

He is the record holder for the most triples in ml and can you name the two teams he did it with?

Sam Crawford has 309 career triples. he has played for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers from 1899 to 1917.

Philadelphia Athletics utility infielder, George Strief established the record in 1885. Strief, a .207 career right-hander, was having his best season that year, batting .274 in 44 games and 175 at-bats. On June 25, he added four triples, a record that stood alone until Bill Joyce amazed everyone with his four triples, twelve years later.

Good golf score for a child?

I am 13 and I havent golfed yet this year but last year I shot in the low to mid 80s... this year I will hopefully improve do you think I have any chance at colloge or pro?

You're playing well. Just keep practicing. Know that you're better than most adults already, but also know that there are plenty of 13 year olds out there who are chasing par. You have a long way to go, but you have time to get there, so keep plugging.

I will say this, though. It's almost April and you haven't played this year. I hope you've practiced at least. Guys who wind up on tour will play in the snow if they have to. :)

you have to be at least a 2 handicap to play in college....and a positive cap to play in the bigs...good luck.

everyone has a chance. but not at 13. if you can get scores into mid low 70's possible.


the best??????????????

i think so.

really this is a mixture of a response to you and "gabby" who repsonded before me. Okay Lebron is not a selfish player if that's what your attempting to say. Who leads the league this year in triple doubles (ahem Lebron, you know they just dont hand those out to people who keep the ball the whole game.) :)

But to answer your original question if Lebron is the best. I think we will find out truely who is the best in the next few years. MJ it truely the best player ever, but if your talking about just in todays game then it's obviously a toss-up between Lebron and Kobe as we all know. But Kobe has years on Lebron so he still has more time to prove him self. As of right now, today though, I would say Kobe is the best player (even though i am a Cleveland fan) because Kobe has been battle tested throughout his carrer and has the Championships to prove it. But this year's Finals i see a Lebron v Kobe Media Frenzy

Gabby, lol , get a clue about the game and LeBron. one of the criticism about LBJ is his unselfishness. that is totally opposite of what you are saying. Anyway LBJ has the potential to be the best because each year he gets better and better and he is only 24 so if he keeps improving and gets a more dependable shot then he definitely will be the best in the game.

no, the fact that he suck when he plays good teams. he only explode on the teams that are weak. but it doesn't prove a point that his the best. I have no idea why people are kissing his *** (especially the media) when he hasn't prove anything. MVP my *** I would rather see wade get it. All he does is show off since he entered the league his a kiss ***.

When he improves his jump-shots and lead Cleveland to a championship this year. If he fails to do both by the end of the season, then he's not the best.

So do i!

you've got it


Will we ever see a quarterback sacked again without a penalty?

Alright, I know we obviously will, but don't you think it's getting excessive? The quarterback is the most glorified (and in many situations the highest paid) player on the field, and there are more rules to protect him than men to protect the president. Seriously, when they said you can't hit him in the head, I was okay with that. But they took that rule too far where even if you tackle him too hard you get a penalty. It got to the point where if you even TOUCHED his head you'd get 15 yards the other way. Now you can't tackle him in the legs? That's such a lame rule. If you are falling down because a lineman shoved in the back (Which there is a one yard cusion where they can do that) than you have to get back up and start running again before you can make a play. Face it, the average amount of time a Quarterback has a ball is about 3-5 seconds per play and than it is gone. If you get knocked down, your first instinct is going to be to grab at their legs and start ripping and tearing and yanking as much as you can. You can't expect a player to do that, that's how he is trained.

Seriously, it is high time these "pretty boys" of the NFL start earning their money and taking hits like everyone else. Football is starting to have the least contact of all the non contact sports everywhere.

What's next? No hitting the QB in the back?

Basically, I'm just asking what is your take on this?

I agree. These new rules are ridiculous for defenders. Now if your going after a QB, you can't hit him too high, because if your arm or helmet manages to graze his helmet thats 15 yards. You can't go low now, because now grabbing a QB by his legs is a 15 yd penalty. The rule is if your knocked down you can't lunge at QB's legs...what the hell type of rule is that? What constitutes a lunge? What if your knocked into the QB? Its a bunch of crap. So basically you have to aim at the midsection and be damn sure you don't hit the QB with your helmet. Oh BTW you can't slam him too hard to the ground either, if you do 15 yard penalty. Before too long they are going to wrap all the players in bubble wrap.

Another new rule is you can't hit a defense less receiver in the helmet with a hand, arm, helmet, body...this is a ridiculous rule. I understand the horse collar rule; but player "safety" is going too far. Football is a dangerous game, thats the reason they wear over 400 dollars in equipment. It is insane.

First of all, you couldn't hit the quarterback at or below the knees before, the exceptions were if you were already on the ground or being pushed into the quarterback by an offensive lineman. They took away the first exception, that's it. Stop crying, it's really no big deal.

your rite the rules have got people afriad to get hit i look at the old games you see people pretty much doing everything that we cant today and QB's are the worst they take credit for a team going all the way but why they dont get there hands dirty the other team get penaltys if they hit him your rite on that one

the nfl is ruining football I mean gosh do they think people are going to watch a bunch of pansies hump each other (that's all they've been doing ever since the unnecassary roughness rule got put in)

The NFL is over protective

Of course you will, but you may not see anymore cheap shots at the knees

Put 'em in pink jerseys and skirts!

No we won't ,Soon sacking the QB will be a penalty!

i agree.they made it stupid now.thanks 2 Brady football will never be the same again.youll maybe see 4 or 5 sacks a season

we shall see when the flag qb seoson starts

well you see, quarterbacks are supposed to be pretty boys, so if your a defender the way to sack a quarterback is to run up to him, make sure your on his face side because if you hit him from behind you might startle him. you run up to his face side, and throw confetti in his face but make sure you don't touch him otherwise its a 15 yard penalty, i mean why would you hit in football? no, but seriously. if they are gonna do this than they should put flags on quarterbacks or do 2 hand touch because these rules are getting ridiculous...

In terms of football, these rules are ridiculous. Excepting protection from cheap shots and legitimately dangerous tackles (something that's highly likely to cause serious injury), there shouldn't be many rules regarding contact in a game that is based upon and has adapted around the idea of free contact and collision.

In terms of "the NFL is really a business and wants money" these rules make perfect sense. The NFL wants the best players to provide the best entertainment so that they can make money. To keep the best players they want to protect them from injury. So for the NFL, lowering the injury risk, whether they have to violate the basic nature of the sport or the fans desires or not, is always a good thing. That's why they have these rules. Unless the NFL sees big revenue losses as a result of this they won't change it, no matter what argument you come up with.

New rule: All defensive players are now required to equip themselves with soft fluffy pillows as a part of their "every-play" equipment... and when attempting to bring down a quarterback, they are required to use nothing but the pillow. In addition, if the said defensive player is successful in bringing down the quarterback, the player must immediately place the pillow on the ground in the general direction in which the quarterback is falling to ensure a soft, safe and injury free landing. If another defensive player is in the area, it is acceptable if he places his pillow on the ground also in attempt to further soften the quarterbacks fall. Any violation of the "pillow" rule will result in the following:

First time offender: 4 game suspension with no pay; $25,000 fine.

Second time offender: 1 complete season suspension with no pay; $50,000 fine.

Third time offender: banned for life.

Once the quarterback begins to waiver, any further pillow shots to the quarterback will result in a violation. All other rules for quarterback safety still apply, thus pillow shots to the head or legs of a quarterback will result in a violation. Pillow shots to a quarterback who is no longer in possession of the ball will result in a violation. All pillow shots must be to the torso of the quarterback and must only occur while the quarterback has possession of the ball and is maintaining his balance.

Furthermore... to protect a quarterbacks dignity, pillow shots can not result in a fumble. If the ball is knocked loose of a quarterbacks grip as a result of a pillow shot, the play will immediately be ruled an incomplete pass and play will be halted. Any pillow shots delivered to a quarterback after he has lost control of the football will result in a violation.

When determining whether or not a pillow shot will result in a violation, the acting referee will consult with the quarterback. If the quarterback determines the pillow shot was in fact a violation, a violation will be handed down to the guilty defensive player without question from the referee.

What does an airsoft gun have to look like to be allowed into Canada?

I'm thinking about buying an airsoft gun from US but i don't know what it has to look like to be allowed into Canada or if i can posses it.

airsoft guns from canada are all see through so people no its not an actual gun

Bring it in in the original box so they can see it's an airsoft gun

Ok, so why don't you purchase one in Canada.

It has to have an orange tip on the barrel.

It should look like a toaster or a lawn-chair.

a rainbow

It has to look really FAKE..


In Yahoo

Everybody knows that you get prime pickings from the FA pool if you add at 12:00 AM, but if you change your local time zone, say from west coast to east coast, are you able to add free agents to your lineup for the following day at 9:00P instead of midnight?

no, Yahoo goes by Pacific time and it's always the same. If you switch to east coast time, you still have to wait. I have lived all over the country and have seen how Yahoo works.

PS- West coast is best.


try it

Question about Chavez jr.?

Do you think they are bringing him up to slow or do you think he is right on schedule , and what fights look good for him on the horizon ??

Chavez Jr needs too either "Piss or get off the Pot" I think Bruce Lee fought tougher Stuntmen in Enter the Dragon. This dude has become a boxing side-show the don't want too put him on HBO because then he would actually have too fight somebody tough. So what do they do create Latin Fury a boxing PPV were he can headline any show and fight whoever he wants. Has Chavez been moved slow ? No Chavez isn't moving at all. I wouldn't recognize a Chavez Jr Opponent if he walked through my living Room. I only know Matt Vanda because Vanda got a lot of attention for Almost beating him.

Their are plenty of fights on the horizon for Chavez Jr its a matter of if he's willing too fight them or not.The problem they have now is the fact that this dude has about 39 or 40 fights more than any prospect. Once you hit 25 fights or more you should be fighting somebody worth talking about. I would love to see Chavez in with just some decent competition.

Kassim Ouma

Carlos Baldimor

Ronald Hearns

Brain Vera

He has no amateur background and he is still young so I guess they are moving him at a decent pace. I just don't like that he is headlining fights. The more fights he headlines the more and more people are going to criticize him not fighting legitimate opponents. I think he should be a under card fighter until he fights better opposition. In a couple years he may fight Angulo or Kirkland, I would love to see those fights. I'm surprised he hasn't fought Yory Boy Campos lol.

He didn't have an amateur record, so he is learning as he goes. But I think it's about time the kid lets go of his daddy's hand and faces some real competition.

Why the f*** is he getting PPV events???? WTF??? That's ridiculous. He shouldn't be the main event for any PPV card.


Normen Bates knows his boxing.

What do you think about this Dream Matchup?

Smokin Joe Frazier vs Mike Tyson in their Prime.

Best Answer 10 Points !!

frazier may have been only one handed, but he had more heart than tyson, who struggled whenever an opponent fought back, so my pick is smokin' joe by kayo in 7 rounds.

I'd have to say Tyson. He had everything, power, speed, good footwork. Frazier was a fantastic fighter, but Tyson was something else. I don't like the guy, but there's no denying his ability.

Frazier was more versitile a fighter with a great chin it would take an incredible amount of work from tyson to knock him out(the only way he would win). Frazier would also control the pace.

Both fighters could hit hard enough to end the fight with one punch. Tyson may of been a little faster but Fraizer had more skill and stamina. Fraizer would win by knock out in 8-10 rounds.

great fight!!! this may not go the distance. if it does, i think frazier will take it. tyson will have to knock him out to win.

What age do you have to start if you want to be a pro wrestler / diva?

Theirs no age that you have to start at, I would start training at a wrestling school before youre 21, Some wrestlers didnt start until they were 30 like batista, Start training when youre ready

You probably would want to start training as young as possible, 14-16 then join a wrestling school when you're 18

If you live in Georgia,you can start training at WWA4 when you're 16

at 18 im sure. kelly kelly is the youngest in the whole wwe and she is only 21 she came when she was 19

18 or older

you have to be 21

Why Does the MLB season start so late this year?

Most teams start April 6th. Usually it is in very late March or the first couple days of April. It is not because of WBC, because in 2006 when they had the WBC the season started April 3rd 2006. Not a big deal just wondering.

ESPN wants a Sunday night opener, which this year has to be either March 29 or April 5. And March 29 is kinda too early, particularly since there's still college basketball to exploit.

It is because of the WBC. Even the commish Bud Selig said so in the semi-final game when the U.S. played Japan. He stated that they made adjustments to the WBC schedule to try to get more of the top players in the tourney. Spring training is also two weeks longer to give players a chance to come back and get work with their MLB teams. They are also talking about changes they're going to make to the WBC in 2013 too. Like less days off so the players on the WBC roster can treat it like a spring training/ regular season schedule because usually there are not many days off. Remember the WBC is new so they are going to make changes after each tourney to try and make it beneficial for the top players for each country to go. The US would dominate this tourney if they had all their studs; especially the pitchers.

Commercialism. The Sunday night game that kicks off the season had to either be April 5th or they would have had to start in March. So, they picked April 5th, then let everyone else start that Monday.

Like Chipmaker said, ESPN wants to have a season opening game on Sunday, and March 29th is a little bit too early. So they decided to have it on April 6th. I like the idea of the starting game on ESPN too.


It is because of the WBC. It give the player from WBC a little time back with their teams before the season starts.

They claim it is because of the WBC. They learned from 2006 that they needed another week to get the WBC players back and accustomed to their own team.

yes it is because of the world baseball classic atleast thats what all of the analysts say the reason is

The fist game os the Season Is ALWAYS on the First Sunday In April... i has been for a LONG while now

They were hoping the Pirates would get better and gave them a few extra days.

From a Pirate Fan!

Espn wanted the season to start in April 6

Is this a good trade for Fantasy Baseball?

I get Bengie Molina and Jay Bruce, he gets Brian McCann.

I have Jorge Posada as a back up for McCann.

Yes, getting Hart instead of Bruce would make the deal better. Hart is a proven player who will help you in several categories, while Bruce hasn't really shown anything yet.

If you can get Hart and Molina, I'd consider it, because Molina is actually pretty productive. But just realize that you might be giving up the top fantasy catcher.

Bengie Molina does not help you at all in this deal and it is essentially Bruce for McCann.

That trade alone looks good on the surface but you have to remember that Bruce was not in the league all of last year so he may be victim of the "sophomore slump".

Of course the "sophomore slump" was not too bad for Dustin Pedroia last year.

I would keep McCann over Bruce & Hart.

How good is this team??

I personal think that this is one of my best fantasy teams, what do you guys think. Also I am still planning on making some trades.

C- Brian McCann

1B- Albert Pujols

2B- Mark Derosa

3B- Jorge Cantu

SS- Cristian Guzman

2B/SS- Mike Aviles

1B/3B- Ryan Howard

OF- Manny Ramirez

OF- Matt Kemp

OF- Corey Hart

OF- Adam Dunn

OF- Mike Cameron

UTIL- Carlos Delgado

Bench- Adam LaRoche

Bench- Randy Winn

Bench- Carlos Guillen


Jake Peavy

Francisco Liriano

Joakin Soria

Kerry Wood

Trevor Hoffman

Heath Bell

Gsvin Floyd

Mark Burhrle

Paul Maholm

tell me on how to improve it thanks.

I would start Aviles instead of Guzman. Although their stats look similar, Aviles did his in 180 fewer AB's. Two great 1B. WOW! Lots of power and speed in the outfield. I envy a bench that has Delgado and Howard. Good SP's and good closers. I would add a 6th SP if I were you. Find one like Gil Meche or Jiminez in the FA list. This is a team that could win your league. I'd give you a strong 9.

adam dunn has no arm power