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Ooh, pardon me Stew, but the Marquis of Queensbury rules don't apply in real life. If an attacker goes down, I'm gonna try to make a 60 yard field goal with their head, and then I'm stomping their nuts until they explode. With cowboy boots.
Beltran's a great ballplayer, but he is still a greedy, lying, evil dumbass. I'm sure he's even stupider after that head injury. Screw him.
Can't comment on Mr. Beltran, though I'm surprised that Doc isn't celebrating his rational response to market forces. However, Mike Cameron, who clearly got the short end of this particular stick, is a class individual and sorely missed in Seattle. Very painful to watch him (and Beltran for that matter) suffer for giving up his body to do his job.
Can't comment on Mr. Beltran, though I'm surprised that Doc isn't celebrating his rational response to market forces.
I called him a dumbass because of his irrational response to market forces. He was offered $100 million in Houston, he turned it down for $119 million in New York. Considering the New York state income tax and the higher cost of living there, the offer in Houston was better monetarily. In addition, he would have been "the man" here, but in New York he plays for the second best team in the city, and his star power is outshined by the Yankees best players.
Perhaps he will make enough more in endorsements to make up for the difference, perhaps not. His numbers were down even before this injury.
He used us as a bargaining chip, lied to us about his motives, his agent strung us along and refused to negotiate in good faith, and they basically prevented us from acquiring an alternative free agent replacement because of their delaying tactics. Fortunately, our rookie replacement for him (Willie Taveras) is performing better than we expected.
I hope the Mets fans are enjoying Beltran's .267 batting average, relatively disappointing 13 home runs, and 10 stolen bases. Our rookie is hitting .298 with 27 stolen bases.
Yikes! That's painful to watch...
but not as painful as the video of Joe Theisman's leg shattering. THAT was nauseating.
I met Joe at my chiropractor's office here in Destin about a month ago. My wife didn't know who he was at first. I wanted to talk to him about his career, but that was the only thing I really remembered .
I agree with Doc in every way. Last year when Beltran was here, everyone loved him. After he jumped ship the way he did, he isn't popular here anymore. I really have no sympathy for the guy. For his $119 million, he can afford to endure a little pain as far as I'm concerned. I feel sorry for the guy that he ran into. I actually hope the Mets find an excuse to get rid of him before his contract is up.
The last time I was at a ball game this one guy tried to catch a foul and fell like 10 feet trying to catch it over a little seating fence. People all rushed over to make sure he was ok and then they showed him on the jumbotron during the 7th (happed in the 5th) he had an ice pack on his head and he was waving to everyone.
I wonder if anything interesting will happen tomorrow.