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Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #175: September 21, 2010, 09:14:24 PM »
Not to sharp by Clippard there

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #176: September 21, 2010, 09:15:28 PM »
Cards release tardy Felipe LopezEmail Print Comments12 Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Cardinals infielder Felipe Lopez was released Tuesday, a day after he was late arriving for a game against Florida.

Lopez accompanied the Cardinals to Pittsburgh to begin a three-game series, but was told before Tuesday's game by manager Tony La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak that he was being let go.

"He's healthy. He's just not going to get starts and not going to come off the bench," La Russa said. "He was told and he said, 'OK.' There was no reason for him to be around, so ..."

Mozeliak said Lopez arrived late at the stadium for Monday's game at Florida, a makeup of a previous rainout.

"He was late, and it was not the first time," Mozeliak said. "When you think about what we're trying to accomplish here, we brought up a lot of young players with our September callups, and we wanted to make sure they understand the message we want heard. It really came down to a tipping point and it was either just not play him or allow him to go home."

Lopez's lateness was beginning to wear on the team's staff, especially with the Cardinals fighting the perception that some players have already given up on the season.

The Cardinals are nearing elimination by Cincinnati in an NL Central race they led as late as Aug. 14.

"It was one thing, I think, the coaching staff had been very tolerant of, and they came to a point where they'd had enough," Mozeliak said. "Obviously with two weeks left in the season you would prefer not to have to make these kind of decisions or react in this way, but I understand why we did it. I think it really sends a strong message to the younger players on what our expectations are."

Lopez, signed during the offseason as a utility player, hit .231 with seven homers and 36 RBIs in 109 games, making 89 starts. He filled in for two months as the starting third baseman when David Freese was hurt, but his playing time was cut after Pedro Feliz was acquired from Houston on Aug. 19.

Lopez's salary was $1 million, and he already had earned $400,000 in performance bonuses by reaching 400 plate appearances. He had 425 and would have earned an additional $200,000 for reaching 450.

"He's had a tough year," La Russa said. "And I was his biggest advocate."


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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #177: September 21, 2010, 09:16:57 PM »
I'm shocked by how many people allow eagleskins to get under their skin.

I'm shocked that Chief keeps letting him come back.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #178: September 21, 2010, 09:18:36 PM »
I'm shocked that Chief keeps letting him come back.

Way to throw me under the bus.  It's not like I can always spot him.  He's re-registered like half a dozen times.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #179: September 21, 2010, 09:19:12 PM »
Way to throw me under the bus.  It's not like I can always spot him.  He's re-registered like half a dozen times.

I wasn't throwing you under the bus... just surprised that a techno whiz like yourself hasn't IP banned him.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #180: September 21, 2010, 09:19:30 PM »
What's wrong with Eagleskins? He is a Nats fan and we need more of them.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #181: September 21, 2010, 09:20:01 PM »
I wasn't throwing you under the bus... just surprised that a techno whiz like yourself hasn't IP banned him.
Few home users have static IPs.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #182: September 21, 2010, 09:20:56 PM »
Way to throw me under the bus.  It's not like I can always spot him.  He's re-registered like half a dozen times.

He has been spotted every time (at least we think  :lol:) and I suspect he already has his next screen name.  :rofl:  But you have to give him credit for coming back. He's a big Nats fan.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #183: September 21, 2010, 09:21:24 PM »
I didn't know Anderson Hernandez was still in the majors.  Gosh, the Astros suck!

Anderson Hernandez < Kevin Mench

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #184: September 21, 2010, 09:21:30 PM »
it would the ultimate insult if they get a run in with a runner on 3rd, 2 outs when we couldn't get one in with a runner on third, 0 outs.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #185: September 21, 2010, 09:22:07 PM »
Few home users have static IPs.

If you have a router, your IP address won't change very often.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #186: September 21, 2010, 09:22:16 PM »
Those kids don't look jewish to me.


Again, they just sponsored it. Those are disadvantaged kids. http://projects.washingtonpost.com/dcschools/50/

Props to Danny :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #187: September 21, 2010, 09:22:40 PM »
I'd like to restate that I wasn't trying to throw Chief under the bus... sorry if my comments made it seem that way.

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« Reply #188: September 21, 2010, 09:23:41 PM »
It's fine Linty.  I wasn't being super serious.

I blocked him by IP recognition a few times, but he keeps coming back and as long as he behaves himself under his new name it's easier to just let him make an ass of himself than to keep giving him the boot.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #189: September 21, 2010, 09:24:04 PM »
I'd like to restate that I wasn't trying to throw Chief under the bus... sorry if my comments made it seem that way.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #190: September 21, 2010, 09:24:38 PM »
Kilgore just tweeted that the crowd is about 5k.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #191: September 21, 2010, 09:25:15 PM »
Clippard is having a MacDougal moment here.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #192: September 21, 2010, 09:25:27 PM »
Kilgore just tweeted that the crowd is about 5k.

It looks and sounds like a lot more.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #193: September 21, 2010, 09:26:59 PM »
Rodriguez looked upset or frustrated when CLippard stepped off the rubber before the last pitch of the inning.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #194: September 21, 2010, 09:27:13 PM »
It's fine Linty.  I wasn't being super serious.

I blocked him by IP recognition a few times, but he keeps coming back and as long as he behaves himself under his new name it's easier to just let him make an ass of himself than to keep giving him the boot.

He's been better for now.

Cannons has been a lot better, lots of solid posts.

Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #195: September 21, 2010, 09:29:04 PM »
Brandon Lyon is the Astros closer, right?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #196: September 21, 2010, 09:31:05 PM »
Clipp has such nasty stuff, just wish he would throw that fastball more. 

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #197: September 21, 2010, 09:32:11 PM »
That looks like MUCH more than 5k.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #198: September 21, 2010, 09:33:08 PM »
The O's, Royals, and Indians are winning. Good sign for the Nats future.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 2
« Reply #199: September 21, 2010, 09:33:18 PM »
Did anyone see the Rays manager Joe Maddon call in a reliever last night.  When Balfour came in he said that he had wanted the lefty not the righty.  Balfour was the only one in the bull-pen who had been warming up.