DRich
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August 13th, 2016 at 7:10:45 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

That's why I wouldn't do it either; his inclusion on a roster might not be merit-based. Otherwise I'd offer 1000-1 and be 100% confident in keeping my $20k.



I agree 100% that his inclusion on a roster this year would not be merit based.
Mosca
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August 13th, 2016 at 7:19:54 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Dangerous bet. There is NO WAY he ever plays, but someone might just snag him "because reasons", which would technically put him on the roster.

I was gonna LOL at Mosca for making such a silly sport out to be some difficult task. I remember my sadist coach (best coach I ever had) would crank the pitching machine all the way up, snap off the knob, have two kids hold it because it wanted to run away it was flying so fast, used those damnable dimpled pitching machine balls, and put the f#$%ing thing in front of the dirt on the mound. Ever hit a 110mph knuckle ball from 60'? Or a 110mph curve ball that curves UP like in softball? Or a slider so nasty it starts off behind you, passes in front of you, and still misses the backstop? And we thought shagging 600' moon shots was bad ><

The ease is what killed ball for me. I hated hitting. There was no action whatsoever. Every time I got up I knew I was getting on base, knew I was stealing until I got to third, and hopefully walking in if my peers put it in play. Hated it. Get me back in the field where I could do something, where I had to try. Hitting was a complete foregone conclusion.

BUT, I saw somewhere someone posted that Tebow ain't played since HS?! Ain't no f#$%ing way that man is gonna play ball. No. Way. Unless he can pitch, he'll only be some team's pretty. Some unique trinket they can show off. The odds of him "making it", like actually playing, are simply 0.



Shoot man, I know you are athletic from reading your stuff for years, but someone must have scouted you and waved a lot of money in your face (Face?). There are a lot of guys making big bucks who don't love the game. Jeff King was famous for hating the game, and pocketed $18 mil during the 1990s. Pedro Alvarez is the DH for the Orioles, shows absolutely no passion, he can't play the field (incompetent at that level) and he's made about $15mil so far just for hitting a ball; it beats APing, y'know? Collect the $$ until they stop paying you, then go retire somewhere out of the light, go fishing and hunting and racing and playing club hockey without any money worries.
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AZDuffman
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August 13th, 2016 at 10:32:22 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Actually, MLB rosters include only 25 players -except after Sept 1 (when the rosters increase to 40 players) when they are allowed to call up minor league players who are ineligible for the MLB post-season. Tebow might actually get called up after Sept 1 as a marketing gimmick and DRich appears to realize that -because he specifically called out 40-man rosters. But I very much doubt that Tebow would ever get onto a 25-man MLB roster -that is, make a MLB team during the period April 1 to Aug 31.

BTW, Danny Ainge (Celtics) and Rick Leach (NFL QB) were two other multi-sport guys who played MLB.



Who was the guy who got signed once a decade in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s when the rosters increased?
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Rigondeaux
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August 13th, 2016 at 10:51:18 AM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

I took the high school batting average comment as a 'tongue-in-cheek' half-kidding sort of remark.

But whatever the Tebow guy may do, this has reminded me that I'm overdue to check out the nearby 'home team' again. That'd be the fabulously welcoming Las Vegas Area 51s (NY Mets AAA farm team) who have a 4 game series starting tomorrow with the world renowned New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins AAA farm team). Tickets for the spectacular occasion will set me back the princely sum of $11 + tax, and if I go Saturday I get a free backback with that cool alien head logo on it. Or on Monday their promotion sponsored by a supermarket chain is to price hot dogs, popcorn, Cracker Jack, and pretzels all at one dollar; and that's a promotion that can put my butt in their seat. I expect I may see someone who'll eventually become a star or at least a pretty darn good player, someone else who'll manage to put together a career as a useful bench player or situational specialist type for someone, and a few dozen others giving it everything they've got that'll eventually be telling their grandkids that they actually played with 'that guy' back in the day. And I also expect that I may not have much better than a vague guesstimate of which of them will turn out to be what.



Been to a couple 51s games, plus a Mets/Cubs exhibition at Cashman. It's a really good time. This would be a good idea for a WoV meetup.
Mosca
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August 13th, 2016 at 12:45:00 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Who was the guy who got signed once a decade in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s when the rosters increased?



Satchel Paige.
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billryan
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August 13th, 2016 at 1:15:01 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Satchel Paige.



Paige died in 1982. Pretty show the answer has a pretty unique first name.
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djatc
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August 13th, 2016 at 1:32:48 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Quote: DrawingDead

I took the high school batting average comment as a 'tongue-in-cheek' half-kidding sort of remark.

But whatever the Tebow guy may do, this has reminded me that I'm overdue to check out the nearby 'home team' again. That'd be the fabulously welcoming Las Vegas Area 51s (NY Mets AAA farm team) who have a 4 game series starting tomorrow with the world renowned New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins AAA farm team). Tickets for the spectacular occasion will set me back the princely sum of $11 + tax, and if I go Saturday I get a free backback with that cool alien head logo on it. Or on Monday their promotion sponsored by a supermarket chain is to price hot dogs, popcorn, Cracker Jack, and pretzels all at one dollar; and that's a promotion that can put my butt in their seat. I expect I may see someone who'll eventually become a star or at least a pretty darn good player, someone else who'll manage to put together a career as a useful bench player or situational specialist type for someone, and a few dozen others giving it everything they've got that'll eventually be telling their grandkids that they actually played with 'that guy' back in the day. And I also expect that I may not have much better than a vague guesstimate of which of them will turn out to be what.



Been to a couple 51s games, plus a Mets/Cubs exhibition at Cashman. It's a really good time. This would be a good idea for a WoV meetup.



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AZDuffman
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August 13th, 2016 at 1:50:00 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Paige died in 1982. Pretty show the answer has a pretty unique first name.



Different guy then, I remember this guy in the 1990s. White Sox IIRC.
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August 13th, 2016 at 2:31:01 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Who was the guy who got signed once a decade in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s when the rosters increased?


Manny Mota
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DRich
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August 13th, 2016 at 2:47:02 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Who was the guy who got signed once a decade in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s when the rosters increased?



Minosa played for Cleveland in 1949 and the White Sox in 1980. He was the last player to play in five consecutive decades.

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