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With apologies to the great baseball writers that are from KC and/or write about the Royals (Bill James, Rob Neyer, Joe Posanaski), we decided to honor the Royals’ acting like a real sports team for the past 15 years by converting their roster into the best combination of sports and acting there is:  professional wrestling.

C:  Miguel “Tiger Chung” Olivo
1B: Mike “The Snake” Jacobs
2B: Mark ‘The Miz” Teahen
SS:  “Iron” Mike Aviles
3B: Alex “The Commissioner” Gordon
OF:  David “The Man of 1000 Yawns” DeJesus
OF:  Coco ‘B Ware’ Crisp
OF:  Jose “The Animal” Guillen
DH:  Billy “King Kong” Butler

Bench:  “Captain Lou” Alberto Callaspo
Bench:  Kila “Kowalski” Kaaihue
Bench:  Leaping Willie Bloomquist
Bench:  John “Million Dollar Man” Buck
Bench:  Gloadberg (Ross Gload)

P:  Gil “The Rotator Cuff” Meche
P:  Zack “The Missing Link” Greinke
P:  Brian “The Brain” Bannister
P:  Sidney “Gorilla” Ponson
P:  Luke HocheVar Erich
P:  Joakim “Superfly” Soria
P:  The Worthless Relievers – Brandon Duckworth and Kyle Farnsworth
P:  Ravishing Ron Mahay
Best Historical Royals Wrestler:  Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Splittorff

Runner-up:  Dan “Special Delivery” Quisenberry

  1. Eric W says:
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    @IowaCubs: That guy has some impressive chest? hair.

  2. Tim says:
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    Drop “The Miz” for Scutaro?

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tim: Nah

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    anyone hear more on the glavine arm problem?we`ll call him the G-MAN,if he`s on your team,he`s going to kill you

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: He’s old with arm problems, you need more info?

  6. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    *This just in*

    Orlando Hudson goes for da cycle.

    Proceed as normal.

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: na,just hoping for a hanson moment

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: by the way,nice to have you back,hope you didnt get food ,sun or alcohol poisoning

  9. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: got Uehara going against rangers tonight,think i`ll sit him tonight,,o and lewis is proving me wrong so far,hitting real well

  10. Steve says:
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    Ah Chad – how do I love thee? Let me count the Ks.

  11. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Citi field broke in early,1st batter hr from gerut

  12. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: i know,hippo`s kept him in the other league,but lilly did me great today

  13. Colin says:
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    Wow. Dodgers score 11 runs and Manny and Kemp do dick. I also have Randy J. Triple Whammy. All those that love Fantasy Baseball say Aye.

  14. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Watching ESPN coverage here.

    Erin Andrews needs to lose that big coat, though…

  15. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: yeah,she looks good in it but better out of it,,luckily my gal janel likes her ,she`s not lesbo but i can dream

  16. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    baseball isnt the only fantasy i like playing

  17. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: @AL KOHOLIC: K Dog thought I was crazy for offering Kazmir for Bills two years ago. Who’s crazy now?

  18. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: your not crazy,just a bit drunk

  19. Doc says:
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    Beej Upton is back; walked, stole second and third then Pena drove him in.

  20. Doc says:
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    Oh, and Wang sucks wang.

  21. Doc says:
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    Lowrie on the DL and O Hud hits for the cycle, wha?!

  22. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Doc: Love that.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Oh, and that was in response to the BJ stealing.

  24. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Not yet, but I’m off tomorrow and the Cards have a late game.

    @Doc: Didn’t take BJ long to get hot, then again, um, I got nuttin. Carry on.

  25. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: i hope he gets crawford going to,crawford stole a base also,,i like the 1-2 punch,then longoria=runs

  26. Doc says:
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    @Grey: Why don’t you love the Wang on wang action? That is classic!

  27. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: cool,ill be up late to,,might need an early night cap here in a mnute

  28. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @Doc: I’ve given my Wang a rest, and I’m glad I did.

  29. Doc says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I’m going to the Cubs/Cardinals game on Thursday. Can’t wait to freeze my arse off. Oh and see some baseball. Looks like it will be Marshall and Wainwright.

  30. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Love the Royals post btw. Jose “the animal” Guillen? Hehe. (bat over head) “Ponson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  31. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the big unit looks good for 2 innings then the age factor hits,,kinda like me running the 5 yard sprint,im good the 1st yard then it gets rough,,P.S im faster fou put a beer at the 5 yard marker,might even dive,then teater on my swolen fat gut

  32. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Oh yeah, you guys definitely got the advantage in that one.

  33. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: marshall wainwright and no bradley,go big albert

  34. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Pinkie to mouth.

  35. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Dye and Konerko back to back 300 for each,,cool

  36. Doc says:
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    @Steve: I’m ready to put my Wang on the waiver wire.

  37. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: beer to mouth,repeat step 1 till 2 jose reye`s appear to be hitting

  38. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    hehe, BJ just added insult to pain by getting a bunt single off the Wang. I’m still laughing hysterically.

  39. Steve says:
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    @Doc: Yeah – I’m thinking about waiving my Wang too.

  40. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    posada`s arm looks great ,4 sb`s against already,

  41. Steve says:
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    Doc and I are here all week, BTW.

  42. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    did you see uptons catch,,awesome,

  43. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Bet Wang would like to choke BJ. Boom-tish!

  44. Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, that was nice. He’s putting on a show so far.

  45. Eric W says:
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    YES!!!! Wang’s final line 1+ IP 8ER greatest razz performance ever!

  46. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    wang that says Mr. Pena,9-0

  47. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Don’t you have Pena in our keeper?

    My H2H opponent has him too. Sheesh.

    I rested my Wang in our keeper and my H2H league. Phew.

  48. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: @AL KOHOLIC: YESSSS!!!!

    AHHAHAHAHAHAH <=======maniacal cackle

    You guys will rue the wrath of the Hippo, strikeouts be damned!

  49. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @BigFatHippo: That’s a nice-looking top 3 we got right now, boyz.

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: your well rounded on off. and pitching,i like my team,need young pitchers to step up,hippo needs healthy arms,webb,hammels,i gotta root for hammels,got him in RCL,and webb is from,louisville

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: i might try a H2H next year,have to see if theres much difference in managing,but we do it in football and i like it,

  52. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: It’s all I'[ve played (5 years) up until this year. It has its good points, but it can be pretty random. One bad or unlucky week in the playoffs and an otherwise dominant season is in the toilet.

    I’m really enjoying roto so far.

  53. JR says:
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    Baron! You can come out now! Davis hit a dinger!

  54. Doc says:
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    Davis homers to raise his average to .087

  55. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Are we 1,2,3 right now? My stattracker’s not working, may have to conficker it out later.

  56. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: persistence gets you everywhere,ive seen guys come from way back to win or get in the money with key moves ,trades or just a little luck,,i had 2nd sowed up last year then roscoe came back in the last 2 weeks to pass me,then i went middle reliever crazy to beat him out by like a point or 2,,yes hippo ,we know,,you won,

  57. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: As of right now, I have 99, Al K has 93 and you have 84.

  58. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    keep on k,ing hippo

  59. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @Steve: If I could throw Bills every day I’d win again. Grey was right about him, Cy Young in the making.

  60. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I have him in my H2H league.

    And Hart too – just traded Chipper for him. Only had him on the roster a couple of days and he’s homered both times.

    Of course, now I want to flip him for Kemp…

  61. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: all those closers i got,and 2 frikin saves,i swear next year im getting 1 stud closer,torro,r.j and roscoe holding money till late,i never could save money

  62. Doc says:
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    Now Gallardo getting tagged

  63. Steve says:
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    @Doc: Beautiful. I dropped EE yesterday…

  64. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Good. Schadenfreude!

  65. agarthered says:
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    Randy Johnson, Gallardo both tagged for me in one day. So far this year has been the worst for my pitching getting MASHED UPON.

  66. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: gets 2 outs then walks 3 hits bruce a grand salami ,,good wang impersonation

  67. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @agarthered: m.l.b runs scored have got to be high this year

  68. Doc says:
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    In my big money league my team is 3/30 with 3 HR’s

  69. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Ouch, can’t figure out if that’s good or bad. Sorta Branyanesque.

  70. SONOVABENCH!

    I bench Eithier and Bruce do to slumping and match ups for Spills and Choo. STUPID STUPID STUPID… i’ve had these guys in for 8 days straight and today i fidget with my line up! STUPID!

  71. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: yeah i usually dont even have top backups,in football either,s with life in general also,my decision making seems to be a weak spot,,

  72. Steve says:
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    Swisher just pitched a scoreless inning in Tampa!

  73. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Another case for filling your bench with pitchers, be it starters or relief.

    I had Dye, Maggs, Ludwick, Hunter and Cruz late last year to fill 3 outfield spots. Fricken nightmare!

  74. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: 5 more and he qualifies in Yahoo!

    Nice pick-up.

  75. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Thanks. But no sooner had I clicked the button than Giambi doubled home a couple.

    Pity I dropped EE though…

  76. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: but swisher`s obp helps in our 7×7,

  77. Zebo says:
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    think picking Liriano ahead of billingsley is dumb now?

  78. BKK says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @Steve: @BigFatHippo: Did you guys see Swisher come in, in a relief appearance. He pitched better than Wang!!! 22 pitchers to retire the side with 1 BB and 1K!

  79. Zebo says:
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    pick up Pat the Bat and drop Travis Snider?

  80. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Zebo: not saying he doesnt come on,but i stayed away from him this year,went with hammels and gallardo,,

  81. BKK says:
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    @Zebo: I wouldn’t do that but I would try to find some way to get Burrell on my roster.

  82. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Zebo: Yes, bad on you. Didn’t you see Grey say Bills is Cy Young this year? Listen to the man, he’s Nostradomusish! ish.

    @BKK: Didn’t see it, but pick him up and drop your Wang, hehe, he said wang. Sorry, can’t get over that.

  83. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Zebo:pat in that lineup?catch him when he`s hot and numbers abunch,but dry spells are common

  84. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: @AL KOHOLIC: Who’s gonna close this thing for St Lou.

    I have Franklin in a couple but Motte benched in my H2H…

  85. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: are you getting close to the big d yet????/ @BKK: no i didnt see swisher pitch either,watching the reds KILL retarded gallardo,

  86. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: hope its motte,but if he blows it might drop him in both leagues,,

  87. agarthered says:
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    I want Franklin to blow this one bad!!

  88. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @agarthered: if it was a 3 run lead maybe motte,,that might be the new factor,1 run lead=fraky,3 run =motte till he walks 2

  89. RT says:
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    yeeeeeeeeeah mama! my first save without a closer. yeah

  90. Colin says:
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    You would think with eyeballs that huge, Braun would hit better. Go figure.

  91. BigFatHippo says:
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    Yessssss!!!!!

    Ladies and gentlemen, reptiles and crocodiles, your new Cardinal closer.

    The Amish beard!

  92. Frank Rizzo says:
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    The beer is flowing like wine tonight! 3 of my duds from last week turned to studs today. Howard, Bruce, and Davis. Heffing Hawesome!

  93. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Ohud is intriguing me now. Jose Lopez has me worried and I’m looking for his potential replacement. Hitting for the cycle aside, 3 things are pulling me to pick up Odog right now….
    1 – He has 2 HR’s in a week
    2 – He has 3 SB’s in a week after only 4 total last year
    3 – He hits in front of Manny

    I know I should fight the urge, but I’m really urging hard for the Odog right now. What to do?

  94. Grey

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    @Colin: Ha!

    @Frank Rizzo: If you want to replace Lopez with him, go for it.

  95. RT says:
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    Chris Perez is stashed on my roster, so technically, I got 2 saves tonight.

  96. BigFatHippo says:
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    BeeTeeDubya, for what it’s worth.

    Ludwick has a 17 game hitting streak, dating to last year. Longest in MLB. Hippo thinks he’s still the real deal……

    Yippiekayaaaa……mini sirloin bugers……..!

  97. BigFatHippo says:
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    @RT: That makes 3 in AAA right?

    I think he stays there all year, he’s only 23. Needs seasoning.

  98. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: me u and stevo 1-2-3 in keeper league,,i just need some starts to pile up,jaba,zimm only 1 start so far,plus even without motte saving,i`ll get up there in saves and k`s,,

  99. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: What do you think about Webb? Stash or sell? Worried?

  100. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: tony doesnt trust young guys and thinks perez is the future closer so i see himm waiting till callup time maybe for him unless franky stinks

  101. Grey

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    @BigFatHippo: Don’t mess with pitchers that are having arm problems. It’s not worth it.

  102. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: I knew you’d say that, but he’s on my DL. Sell low?

  103. BigFatHippo says:
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    Hard to sell a pitcher on the DL.

  104. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: billingsly didnt throw more than 6 pitches to any batter today,,you might be on to something there,but even being a louisvilleian,i dont trust webb either@Grey: what do you think of hammels,bad game or bull,he`s not right

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and how do you guys get this thing to seperate responses to 2 different people,,when i submit it ive got them one on top of the other,then it shows up running together,,i know,im just stupid

  106. Grey

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    @AL KOHOLIC: I think Hamels is trouble too.

    Just hit enter twice before hitting the arrow next to the time under the person you are talking to.

    @BigFatHippo: Yeah, you don’t want to sell him for 50 cents on the dollar.

  107. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: thanks,hippo just called to tell my dummmm ash how to do it,,,and grey/rudy,,i see why you dont trust sp`s,,this year has been nutty on them,sure some have done great but 50% of the top 20 is a risk,not counting injury,believe me, im still high on this year and my team but is it me or are you guys always ready for next years daft,,the draft itself is the pennical,the season is long and grueling,but the draft is it,,

  108. PWNightmare says:
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    None of my pitchers pitch & I still have a 2.00 WHIP. Thanks, Swish and ESPN.

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