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(Yahoo)   On the 73rd anniversary of Lou Gehrig's last professional game, Alex Rodriguez ties Gehrig's MLB record with his 23rd career grand slam   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 92
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2012-06-13 12:23:06 AM
Ale*
 
2012-06-13 12:26:38 AM
In other news braves managers still make horrible pitching choices.
 
2012-06-13 12:32:03 AM
NEW YORK-New York Yankees shortstop and eventual first-ballot Hall of Famer Derek Jeter admitted to reporters Monday that the only reason he plays baseball with effort, modesty, and reverence to those who played before him is because it gets him all the world-class pussy he can handle. "It's not like I'm faking anything out there; I do genuinely play my hardest each and every night, but I also genuinely love digging balls deep into women like Minka Kelly, and I'd be lying if I told you those two things aren't related," said Jeter, adding that charity work and appearances at fundraisers are another sure-fire way to "line up the juicy wet love gloves." "In 2004, when I dove into those stands and busted up my face, the whole time I was running toward that ball I was thinking to myself, 'Threesome!!'" When asked for his opinion, Jeter's teammate Alex Rodriguez acknowledged that pussy is the only reason he acts like an arrogant asshole who's too good for everyone he meets.

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2012-06-13 12:39:04 AM
and lose by 5 runs
 
2012-06-13 12:43:24 AM
I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.
 
2012-06-13 12:50:24 AM

Kelwen: I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.


Aroidistis
 
2012-06-13 12:55:08 AM
The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.
 
2012-06-13 01:12:33 AM
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2012-06-13 01:20:36 AM

expobill: and lose by 5 runs


uhhh.. no, that grand slam tied the game at 4 and a Swisher homer later that inning put the Yankees ahead 6-4, which ended up being the final score

ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.


that

/almost went to this game
//went to yesterday's
///sat next to an Indians fan
 
2012-06-13 01:33:41 AM
The Mets won 11-2. You're welcome, Yankee fans.
 
2012-06-13 01:36:05 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The Mets won 11-2. You're welcome, Yankee fans.


hey, I'll take it

/still kinda wondering how the Braves managed to draw the Yankees for TWO series this year
 
2012-06-13 02:18:01 AM

ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex the Yankees got a hit with men in scoring position.


I mean, Jesus farking Christ, how they're on top of the division with the runners they strand is an utter mystery.
 
2012-06-13 02:23:47 AM
I find it curious that every article that mentions Barry Bonds talks about his PED use, every article about PEDs always mentions Bonds, and yet so few people seem to give a shiat that an admitted juicer like A-Rod just tied Gehrig's GS record, and is only ~20 homers behind Willie Mays.
 
2012-06-13 02:42:49 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: I find it curious that every article that mentions Barry Bonds talks about his PED use, every article about PEDs always mentions Bonds, and yet so few people seem to give a shiat that an admitted juicer like A-Rod just tied Gehrig's GS record, and is only ~20 homers behind Willie Mays.


Well, I think that just show HOW amazingly arrogant and unlikeable Bonds is. if AROD doesn't bring the same level of hate as someone, that shows something.

I think everyone's first thought here was "well, yeah, but who cares, it doesnt count".

Its just Arod has so many OTHER things to give him crap about, the juice just isnt as much fun to discuss.
 
2012-06-13 02:44:49 AM
Today...I consider myself...the sexiest biatch...on the face of the Earth
 
2012-06-13 03:02:12 AM

I sound fat: Bonanza Jellybean: I find it curious that every article that mentions Barry Bonds talks about his PED use, every article about PEDs always mentions Bonds, and yet so few people seem to give a shiat that an admitted juicer like A-Rod just tied Gehrig's GS record, and is only ~20 homers behind Willie Mays.

Well, I think that just show HOW amazingly arrogant and unlikeable Bonds is. if AROD doesn't bring the same level of hate as someone, that shows something.

I think everyone's first thought here was "well, yeah, but who cares, it doesnt count".

Its just Arod has so many OTHER things to give him crap about, the juice just isnt as much fun to discuss.


Not to mention that A-Rod's usage was pretty minor, and after some pushing he came clean. Bonds swelled up like a balloon and still hasn't really owned up to it. With a huge percentage of the league juiced up (don't kid yourselves, it wasn't just a select few), it just makes no sense to target everyone who used steroids, so you focus on the ones who were the the biggest asses about it.
 
2012-06-13 03:14:14 AM

ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.


This. It was AMAZING, lol.

cameroncrazy1984: The Mets won 11-2. You're welcome, Yankee fans.


High five!
 
2012-06-13 05:51:29 AM

Kelwen: I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.


Ironically in the last couple of years medical science has figured out Lou Gehrig didn't have ALS aka Lou Gehrig disease. He had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The same thing NFL players suffer from.
 
2012-06-13 06:05:06 AM

cptjeff: Not to mention that A-Rod's usage was pretty minor


You know this based on what? His word?
 
2012-06-13 07:18:25 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The Mets won 11-2. You're welcome, Yankee fans.


Much appreciated. Thanks also for the three wins over the weekend.
 
2012-06-13 07:37:29 AM

cptjeff: Not to mention that A-Rod's usage was pretty minor, and after some pushing he came clean. Bonds swelled up like a balloon and still hasn't really owned up to it. With a huge percentage of the league juiced up (don't kid yourselves, it wasn't just a select few), it just makes no sense to target everyone who used steroids, so you focus on the ones who were the the biggest asses about it.


Weird, A-rod hasn't come close to 54 HRs in several years. His average since '08 is .283 compared to .307.

Odd. Imagine if he used a lot of steroids!
 
2012-06-13 07:50:26 AM

ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.


I think A-Rod hits lots of men in scoring position.

/Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2012-06-13 07:57:14 AM

steamingpile: In other news braves managers still make horrible pitching choices.


Lots of THIS.

The eighth inning of a close game against the Yankees lineup is not the time to let Venters work through his issues. They frankly should have had Kimbrel ready to go after Tex was walked on 5 pitches.

Fortunately, Gonzales poured gas in the fire by allowing Gearen to come in and finish the Braves off.
 
2012-06-13 08:03:38 AM
I wonder what the conversation would be if he played anyone else but an Northeastern/LA team.
 
2012-06-13 08:03:50 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the New York Yankees now have the best record in the American League.
 
2012-06-13 08:04:45 AM

Disturbing Porn Choreographer: ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.

I think A-Rod hits lots of men in scoring position.

/Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Someone had to say it
 
2012-06-13 08:41:02 AM

MugzyBrown: Weird, A-rod hasn't come close to 54 HRs in several years. His average since '08 is .283 compared to .307.


While blaming steroids as to why he hasn't hit that many, he is the only right handed Yankee to break 40 HRs playing a majority of his games there since Joe Dimaggio.
 
2012-06-13 08:50:27 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The Mets won 11-2. You're welcome, Yankee fans.


You should be thanking the Yankees for helping you catch up to the Braves.
 
2012-06-13 08:51:51 AM
So many A-Rod haters. I often wonder how much of the stereotypical Yankee douchebaggery would go away if every other fan base would just become indifferent about them.
 
2012-06-13 08:55:22 AM

borg: Kelwen: I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.

Ironically in the last couple of years medical science has figured out Lou Gehrig didn't have ALS aka Lou Gehrig disease. He had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The same thing NFL players suffer from.


I did not know that. So can ARod get ALS and we just rename it? I would be ok with that.
 
2012-06-13 08:56:02 AM

WTF Indeed: So many A-Rod haters. I often wonder how much of the stereotypical Yankee douchebaggery would go away if every other fan base would just become indifferent about them.


Quite a bit. I'm a Yankees fan. My roommate is a Red Sox fan. Neither one of us are dicks about it. We get along fine. Well, maybe not so much during the playoffs.
 
2012-06-13 08:57:39 AM

robsul82: ThatGuyGreg: The bigger story here is that Alex got a hit with men in scoring position.

This. It was AMAZING, lol.


The Yankees have a total of 11 hits in 68 ABs with the bases loaded (.162). 5 of them are grand slams.
 
2012-06-13 09:04:40 AM

Wise_Guy: The Yankees have a total of 11 hits in 68 ABs with the bases loaded (.162). 5 of them are grand slams.


For comparison, the other day the Phillies had the bases loaded 3 times in the first four innings. They scored a grand total of 1 run from those... on a wild pitch.
 
2012-06-13 09:15:15 AM
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2012-06-13 09:21:03 AM

MugzyBrown: Weird, A-rod hasn't come close to 54 HRs in several years. His average since '08 is .283 compared to .307.


MugzyBrown: Odd. Imagine if he used a lot of steroids!


He turned 33 in 2008. Baseball players not named Hank Aaron tend to decline in ability as they age into their 30's. Having signed a ridiculous contract through 2017 with A-Rod, the Yankees have to hope he is more Hank Aaron than Jimmie Foxx.

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2012-06-13 09:39:54 AM

WTF Indeed: I often wonder how much of the stereotypical Yankee douchebaggery would go away if every other fan base would just become indifferent about them.


It has long been my contention, and I've said as much here, that people FORCE us to be assholes. It is a combination of the relentless scorn paired with a projection of the image. You badger us, expecting us to be assholes about it, and you do it constantly.. well.. we're gonna be assholes about it even if our inherent nature is different away from other asshole fans.
 
2012-06-13 09:40:42 AM

borg: Kelwen: I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.

Ironically in the last couple of years medical science has figured out Lou Gehrig didn't have ALS aka Lou Gehrig disease. He had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The same thing NFL players suffer from.


This is a bit of an overstatement, there was one paper that speculated that he mght not have had ALS, based not on a study of him but based on a study that showed that 3 out of 12 patients with CTE had symptoms of ALS. From an article from ABC News Link

Could Lou Gehrig not have died from Lou Gehrig's Disease?

Scientists may never know for sure: Gehrig's body was cremated after his death.

But since he did not have had any of the cognitive or behavioral problems associated with CTEM, and his well-documented and only noted symptoms were motor problems, it is still most likely that Gehrig did have ALS.
 
2012-06-13 09:41:49 AM

chimp_ninja: Having signed a ridiculous contract through 2017 with A-Rod, the Yankees have to hope he is more Hank Aaron than Jimmie Foxx.


Keeping him away from booze might help.

Also, I don't see him pitching anytime soon.
 
2012-06-13 09:43:44 AM

borg: Kelwen: I hope he ties Gehrig in diseases named after him.

Ironically in the last couple of years medical science has figured out Lou Gehrig didn't have ALS aka Lou Gehrig disease. He had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The same thing NFL players suffer from.


Not quite. Recent studies show he DID have ALS, but he ALSO had CTE, and it was that that may have killed him before the ALS could.
 
2012-06-13 09:58:00 AM
Congrats for cheating, Arod!
 
2012-06-13 10:52:13 AM

WTF Indeed: So many A-Rod haters. I often wonder how much of the stereotypical Yankee douchebaggery would go away if every other fan base would just become indifferent about them.


Well, people probably wouldn't hate the Yankees so much if they didn't win so often ... and I'm not ready to make that trade so I can live with being hated.
 
2012-06-13 10:58:41 AM

The Bestest: It has long been my contention, and I've said as much here, that people FORCE us to be assholes. It is a combination of the relentless scorn paired with a projection of the image. You badger us, expecting us to be assholes about it, and you do it constantly.. well.. we're gonna be assholes about it even if our inherent nature is different away from other asshole fans.


That will only convince people who've never actually been to New York.
 
2012-06-13 11:21:14 AM

steamingpile: In other news braves managers still make horrible pitching choices.


THIS. There was no reason to pull Minor at that time. He may have thrown 100 pitches, but I think he had it in him to finish that inning.
 
2012-06-13 11:59:00 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: I find it curious that every article that mentions Barry Bonds talks about his PED use, every article about PEDs always mentions Bonds, and yet so few people seem to give a shiat that an admitted juicer like A-Rod just tied Gehrig's GS record, and is only ~20 homers behind Willie Mays.



Partly because Alex Rodriguez is extremely careful about his image, whereas Barry Bonds didn't care where or when he would display his Dicktitude.

Also, the fact that A-Rod admitted to using steroids, Bonds never has. This is a forgiving society, Rodriguez admitting the deed took a boatload of pressure off the situation (probably just as his image consultants advised).

Not to mention, Yankee fans hold their own players to a different standard than people like Bonds, who has never been a Yankee.
 
2012-06-13 11:59:01 AM
I had no idea he was so close to the record. Twenty-three always seemed like a nearly-impossible number to reach. Not DiMaggio-hitting-streak or Ripken-iron-man impossible, but we're talking over one a season for the duration of a career.
 
2012-06-13 12:14:10 PM

I sound fat: Well, I think that just show HOW amazingly arrogant and unlikeable Bonds is. if AROD doesn't bring the same level of hate as someone, that shows something.


Alex Rodriguez plays the media's game. Barry Bonds didn't. Plain and simple.

LessO2: Also, the fact that A-Rod admitted to using steroids, Bonds never has. This is a forgiving society, Rodriguez admitting the deed took a boatload of pressure off the situation (probably just as his image consultants advised).


Mark McGwire admitted it like everyone wanted him to, and look who's still way off getting in the hall of fame.

Baseball writers are petulant children when it comes to steroids and they have no clue what their actual effects are. But it's the easiest way for them to (a) demonize players they don't like and (b) keep living in their fantasy world where baseball attained perfection in the 1960s.
 
2012-06-13 12:37:53 PM

madden101: I had no idea he was so close to the record. Twenty-three always seemed like a nearly-impossible number to reach. Not DiMaggio-hitting-streak or Ripken-iron-man impossible, but we're talking over one a season for the duration of a career.


It helps to be on a team where you get so many opportunities too.
 
2012-06-13 01:46:04 PM

ElwoodCuse: Mark McGwire admitted it like everyone wanted him to, and look who's still way off getting in the hall of fame.

Baseball writers are petulant children when it comes to steroids and they have no clue what their actual effects are. But it's the easiest way for them to (a) demonize players they don't like and (b) keep living in their fantasy world where baseball attained perfection in the 1960s.




Up until the Congressional hearings, Mark McGwire was the most likeable guy out there. Granted, McGwire's achievement (steroids or not) came at a time when baseball desperately needed good PR (being on the heels of the strike).

I agree BBWA can be a little petulant, however there is plenty of evidence out there that steroids give an unfair advantage. And that's a shame, because the big-name people accused and/or associated with steroids (Clemens, Bonds, McGwire and Rodriguez), in my opinion, would make it first-ballot if there were no accusations abound.
 
2012-06-13 02:31:02 PM

idesofmarch: madden101: I had no idea he was so close to the record. Twenty-three always seemed like a nearly-impossible number to reach. Not DiMaggio-hitting-streak or Ripken-iron-man impossible, but we're talking over one a season for the duration of a career.

It helps to be on a team where you get so many opportunities too.


That's part of the difference here. Hank Aaron hit 755 HRs and only 16 Grand Slams, in part because he played his prime years in historically-good pitching eras. He only had 265 PAs with the bases loaded, despite his ridiculously long career. Barry Bonds only had 241. (In one of those, he was intentionally walked, so really only 240 chances.)

ARod's already had 281 chances with the bases loaded, and he plays in an environment where home runs are much more common. His career rate is 1 HR per 17.0 PA, so he's ahead of that on Grand Slams (1 GS per 12.2 opportunities), but you have to remember that when you get a chance for a Grand Slam, it's often against the pitcher who loaded the bases in the first place.
 
2012-06-13 02:50:43 PM

LessO2: I agree BBWA can be a little petulant, however there is plenty of evidence out there that steroids give an unfair advantage. And that's a shame, because the big-name people accused and/or associated with steroids (Clemens, Bonds, McGwire and Rodriguez), in my opinion, would make it first-ballot if there were no accusations abound.



The vast majority of the BBWA can eat a huge bag of dicks. The comparison between the treatment of Arod and Bonds in this thread is a perfect example of their jackassery (I'm trademarking that). The media hated Bonds, so he will likely never been in the HoF because of PEDs, even though Bonds was a lock for the HoF prior to the mid-1990's PED use.

Arod, meanwhile, will get a pass, largely because he plays for the Yankees (the childhood team of most BBWA members). I will, frankly, be shocked if Arod is not a first-ballot HoFer, regardless of the admitted PED use.
 
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