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Do you think the 211-game suspension for Alex Rodriguez is fair?

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Aug-10-13 6:29 PM

"The Captain" missed another opportunity to act like a captain and speak out against PEDs in his sport. The NY press might kiss his butt, but I can't see the leadership qualities. I guess its better to keep your yap shut and collect your $20 million annual salary than to be a role model for the millions of kids who look up to him. And the latest, rumor has it Jeter will undergo outpatient surgery to have Suzzane Waldman's lips removed from butt at the end of the season.

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Aug-10-13 11:08 AM

There is so much wasted time on sports. You either got or you don't. You want "american boys" to excel why not spend more time on educatating them better, knowing how to pitch a ball or swing a bat does not make you better or smarter then any other boy or man! This is why America is the way it is, spend to much time on nonsense and forget the other world countries are smarter than us!

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Aug-10-13 9:32 AM

Yeah PW, I miss real baseball and the attitudes it represented too.

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Aug-09-13 10:12 AM

Drugs, why must you always have such a negative attitude? I'm not "just figuring this out" - I'm just expressing my thoughts. If you can't relate to my thoughts, perhaps someone else can. Are you the president/king of this site? Just relax or you'll make yourself sick.

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Aug-08-13 11:57 PM

peaceful, you're just figuring this out ????? It used to be that pro sports players had jobs that they worked at during the off season. Today the seasons are so long from training camp to the finales that there is no time for other work. BUT the salaries are still way out of line

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Aug-08-13 9:25 PM

Greader....Totally agree with your comments that baseball has become a reflection of our society.

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Aug-08-13 8:08 PM

My point, drugs, is that sports salaries are ridiculous nowadays.

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Aug-08-13 5:15 PM

Jeter and A-Rod are the two worst interviewees in baseball. Neither one knows how to engage in a real conversation, and its always funny to watch one of the YES network shills trying to get them to talk.

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Aug-08-13 3:51 PM

And for under $10 you can attend a minor league game. The skill level may not match the majors, but the effort and desire more than compensate. Take the family and relive the days of real baseball, the way it was meant to be played, in a small stadium where you can sit close to the players and afford the refreshments.

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Aug-08-13 3:45 PM

"Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game." -Ted Williams, Sports Illustrated, August 8, 1966

How the sport, and society, have changed in 47 years! Now, instead of players wanting to be better than someone else, they are spending their energies ignoring the rules, fighting the regulations and flouting the laws.

Oh for the days of the Williamses, DiMaggios and Robinsons. But we will not see the likes of those men again. Character came first and foremost to them, and it came naturally. Most of today's players are mere imitators.

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Aug-08-13 9:21 AM

Across major league baseball stadium attendance is way down with the Marlins suffering the largest drop. Surprising since the past 8 years saw overall attendance higher than anytime in BB history. Fans are being priced out of the stadium market and favor watching games on HD wide screen tv. Even though baseball makes stupid money from tv contracts, filling the stadium is still their bread and butter and it is suffering to the point that many of us don't even bother to watch on tv anymore, never mind going to the Stadium. Baseball is in trouble, Shoeless Joe Jackson would still be in Left field under todays rules. Time to put Charlie Hustle in Cooperstown.

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Aug-08-13 12:36 AM

Peaceful, and Johnny Bench made $2 million in his whole career. What's your point???

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Aug-07-13 12:49 PM

In 1969, Tom Seaver, starting pitcher for the NY Mets, made $40,000 per year.

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Aug-07-13 7:03 AM

Seeing as I am not a sports fan period. All of this crap is not sending the right message to the younger generation that believes in it. Wake up people.

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Aug-07-13 12:25 AM

wow 'topper -- did somebody poke you with a stick???

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Aug-06-13 11:32 PM

I agree with Roger Wyland on 13 when he calls his show Big 'Bored' Sports.

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Aug-06-13 10:59 PM

I bet the 211 game suspension will be bargained down to 50 games and the suspension will begin the day after the Yankee's season ends. Baseball has tuned into a real sissy sport where a hangnail will get you on the DL for 10 days. It’s as much of a "sport" as golf, darts, Polish horseshoes and pool. Everybody except the pitcher and catcher could smoke a cigarette while they are playing; the true test of what separates a sport from a game. You could even sleep off a hangover in the outfield. Baseball is right up there with watching paint dry, grass grow, and "Meet the Press" as far as excitement goes. Take it off TV and beer prices will drop 50%.

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Aug-06-13 9:03 PM

Arod cheated, he got caught, end of story. Man up, face the music, and take your punishment like others are doing.

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Aug-06-13 8:01 PM

I think it is only fair if they all get the same punishment!

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Aug-06-13 6:41 PM

If you cheat, you should not be allowed to compete! It is a fair punishment but what wasn't fair was competing with those that did it the RIGHT way!

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Aug-06-13 5:26 PM

I remember watching the Mets with my dad on TV in the 60s. Don Clendenon doing his magic on first base, Bud Harrelson on short stop, Tommy Agee in out field, Tom Severs, Tug McGraw....what fun!!!

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Aug-06-13 5:05 PM

Hold on, BF1 gave me a great idea..."It is just entertainment, after all. It isn't life or death". As a fitting punishment turn all the steroid pumping pro sports 'stars' into Gladiators. Life and death entertainment rolled up into one neat package seen every Monday night during Halftime with Hank jr. back doing the promotional song. Heheh.

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Aug-06-13 4:50 PM

I think it would be fitting if every AL pitcher, amid the 'boos' from the fans that this creep has brought on himself, intentionally walked the cheater every time he came to bat. Let him play half of the game then take his bat home. He might get the message that nobody wants to play with a bratty little cheat anymore.

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Aug-06-13 4:39 PM

BlackFrancis1, when you hit homers BECAUSE of steroids you don't get to bat, you get the boot.

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Aug-06-13 3:32 PM

no contest sports fans. do any of you get paid millions, and then cheat to make more... pete rose wasn't this guilty of discracing the game.

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