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Irony so thick you can cut it with a knife

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Thirty starts in a season once in his career.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah, and he got 16 wins despite a 5.00 ERA that season. Yet you made the bet anyway.

    And I figured you, of all people, would understand the correlation between Beckett's so-called fragility and the chew-em-up-and-spit-em-out organization he played for his first four-plus big league seasons. You'd think you, of all people, would see the first 200-inning season and the containment of the finger woes occuring AFTER he left Florida and figure hey, maybe this guy survived a ruthless organization and finally got to the right place to harness his great stuff.

    But despite your up-close-and-personal view of Beckett, you don't get it, choosing instead to harp on old, tired and irrelevant storylines like the baseball writers you so passionately wish you could be loathe.

    What is the word you use? Simpleton? Yes. Yes. That applies here.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    This one's over: clap-clap, clap-clap-clap.

    This one's over: clap-clap, clap-clap-clap.

    (Since I'm going to be accused of being BYH's cheering section, I went with it...)
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    How many wins did you expect from Burnett this year? Pavano?

    Marlins have never overused their starters.

    Nice wild grasp, Louis.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Marlins have never overused their starters?

    See Sanchez, Anibal, who had arm issues as a minor leaguer yet was allowed to throw 200 innings between the majors and the minors last year. Now his shoulder is shrapnel.

    See Johnson, Josh, who was thrown back out after an 82-minute rain delay late last season only to suffer a strained forearm from which he still hasn't recovered.

    See Beckett, Josh, who threw 59.1 innings in his first pro season and 164 innings in his second pro season...a mark he didn't exceed again until 2005.

    Goddamn. This is just so easy, proving you wrong.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    LOL.... Johnson was a fuckup by Girardi, not overuse.


    76 innings his first year of pro ball.... 136.1 his second.... 200 last year.

    What a pussy you selectively are.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Ehh, better than being a complete fucking idiot all the time, like you.

    I have won again, as Simon Cowshit once again is the first to throw profanities around. But everyone's always picking on poor widdle Simon. Poor widdle Simon.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Girardi would qualify as the Marlins.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Oh look at that. Another lemming simpleton, coming to my defense.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That's not overwork, that's underworked and not building any arm strength.
    164 innings is nothing.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's still 100+ more innings than he threw the year before...and at the age of 21.

    Yes, he put up monster numbers in the minors, but that's a huge leap in workload.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    If he can't throw 164 innings at age 21, he's not a Tin Man he's a goddamn fucking pussy.

    These guys are all babied then they blow out their arms at 27 and complain they were overworked.
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