On Dancer! On Prancer! On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader! Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire. You look festive.  I love that Rudolph tongue ring, though not as much as I love your Facebook photo with Santa while wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt. That’s the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it’s all about commercialism.  That’s unless you light the Munenori Kawasaki. The 2015 fantasy baseball rankings are not far away.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to rank Rusney Castillo. Exciting!  In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2015 fantasy baseball season.  This took me far longer than it probably should’ve.  Can’t someone write me a program that sorts all the players by games played at a position?  Why do I need to go through every player on every roster?  It totally harshes my buzz.  I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2015 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m a giver, snitches!  Happy Holidays!  I only listed players that have multiple position eligibility of ten games or more played outside of their primary position.  Not FIVE games at a position, not six, definitely not seven. Ten games.  10, the Laurel & Hardy of numbers.  So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline).  Yes, Christmas came two days early this year.  Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position.  On a different post, I’ll make some comments about some of the players.  In the mean’s while, you make comments in these comments. Say that fast 117 times! Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2015 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:

CATCHERS

J.P. Arencibia C (22), 1B (22)
Chris Gimenez C (28), 1B (10)
Yasmani Grandal C (76), 1B (37)
Jonathan Lucroy C (136), 1B (19)
Brian McCann C (108), 1B (16)
Jordan Pacheco C (19), 1B (15)
Buster Posey C (111), 1B (35)

1ST BASEMEN

Jeff Baker 1B (43), 2B (21)
Miguel Cabrera 1B (126), 3B (10)
Mike Carp 1B (32), OF (14)
Chris Colabello 1B (23), OF (19)
Chris Davis 1B (115), 3B (21)
Marc Krauss 1B (33), OF (23)
Tommy Medica 1B (46), OF (22)
Logan Morrison 1B (79), OF (10)
Efren Navarro 1B (28), OF (27)
Steve Pearce 1B (51), OF (40)
Brayan Pena 1B (53), C (46)
Mark Reynolds 1B (91), 3B (42)
Darin Ruf 1B (20), OF (15)
Carlos Santana 1B (94), 3B (26), C (11)
Mark Trumbo 1B (43), OF (41)
Chris Valaika 1B (15), 2B (12)
Stephen Vogt 1B (47), OF (18), C (15)

2ND BASEMEN

Gordon Beckham 2B (105), 3B (13)
Alberto Callaspo 2B (46), 1B (23), 3B (19)
Daniel Descalso 2B (21), SS (19), 3B (14)
Danny Espinosa 2B (89), SS (12)
Nick Franklin 2B (12), SS (10)
Ryan Goins 2B (57), SS (15)
Munenori Kawasaki 2B (64), 3B (19)
Ed Lucas 2B (20), SS (19)
Daniel Murphy 2B (126), 3B (16)
Ramiro Pena 2B (38), 3B (17), SS (15)
Jace Peterson 2B (14), 3B (10)
Nick Punto 2B (52), SS (17)
Sean Rodriguez 2B (23), 1B (18), OF (18)
Luis Sardinas 2B (19), SS (13)
Jonathan Schoop 2B (123), 3B (17)
Eric Sogard 2B (102), SS (14)
Steve Tolleson 2B (55), 3B (43)
Ben Zobrist 2B (79), OF (54), SS (31)
Jordany Valdespin 2B (17), OF (11)

SHORTSTOPS

Alexi Amarista SS (73), OF (26), 3B (22), 2B (21)
Javier Baez SS (30), 2B (25)
Clint Barmes SS (27), 2B (14)
Willie Bloomquist SS (16), 2B (10)
Xander Bogaerts SS (99), 3B (44)
Asdrubal Cabrera SS (93), 2B (48)
Stephen Drew SS (51), 2B (34)
Eduardo Escobar SS (98), 3B (25)
Wilmer Flores SS (51), 2B (19)
Freddy Galvis SS (25), 3B (11)
Marwin Gonzalez SS (71), 2B (11), 3B (10)
Didi Gregorius SS (67), 2B (11)
Jonathan Herrera SS (16), 3B (14)
Chris Owings SS (61), 2B (18)
Eduardo Nunez SS (20), 3B (20), OF (18)
Brad Miller SS (107), 2B (13)
Cliff Pennington SS (23), 2B (18)
Gregorio Petit SS (19), 3B (12)
Jose Ramirez SS (56), 2B (11)
Andrew Romine SS (83), 2B (12)
Miguel Rojas SS (66), 3B (19)
Josh Rutledge SS (69), 2B (17)
Brendan Ryan SS (25), 2B (19)

3RD BASEMEN

Joaquin Arias 3B (44), 1B (16), 2B (15), SS (11)
Mike Aviles 3B (36), 2B (33), OF (33), SS (15)
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B (114), 1B (11)
Charlie Culberson 3B (32), SS (23), 2B (20)
Ryan Flaherty 3B (43), 2B (30), SS (29)
Juan Francisco 3B (74), 1B (20)
Todd Frazier 3B (124), 1B (43)
Josh Harrison 3B (72), OF (50), 2B (17)
Cesar Hernandez 3B (14), 2B (11)
Kelly Johnson 3B (60), 1B (32)
Don Kelly 3B (41), 1B (30), OF (25)
Brett Lawrie 3B (63), 2B (32)
John McDonald 3B (73), SS (16)
Kristopher Negron 3B (25), 2B (17)
Jayson Nix 3B (19), 2B (12)
Mike Olt 3B (52), 1B (12)
Martin Prado 3B (110), 2B (21), OF (12)
Anthony Rendon 3B (134), 2B (28)
Ramon Santiago 3B (28), 2B (20), SS (20)
Marcus Semien 3B (33), 2B (26)
Yangervis Solarte 3B (111), 2B (27)
Justin Turner 3B (59), SS (15), 2B (14)
Luis Valbuena 3B (124), 2B (21)
Danny Valencia 3B (66), 1B (20)

OUTFIELDERS

Arismendy Alcantara OF (48), 2B (25)
Mookie Betts OF (37), 2B (14)
Jose Bautista OF (133), 1B (12)
Emilio Bonifacio OF (73), 2B (31)
Eric Campbell OF (23), 3B (19), 1B (18)
Allen Craig OF (87), 1B (41)
Michael Cuddyer OF (35), 1B (14)
Kevin Frandsen OF (21), 3B (16), 2B (13)
Leury Garcia OF (19), 3B (15), 2B (14)
Grant Green OF (17), 2B (10)
Elian Herrera OF (26), SS (14), 3B (11)
Brock Holt OF (44), 3B (39), SS (12), 2B (11)
John Mayberry OF (34), 1B (23)
Brandon Moss OF (84), 1B (67)
Michael Morse OF (84), 1B (43)
Daniel Nava OF (100), 1B (11)
Chris Parmelee OF (54), 1B (33)
Danny Santana OF (69), SS (34)
Skip Schumaker OF (52), 2B (19)
Scott Van Slyke OF (60), 1B 21)
Ryan Zimmerman OF (30), 3B (23)

 
  1. gareth says:
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    Merry Christmas Grey.

    • Prez says:
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      @gareth: gareth!!

  2. gareth says:
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    I know you got burned last year by Ryan Zimmerman. But if playing 1st base helps him stay off the DL, that 1b/3b/of eligibility is pretty nice to have.

    Heath permitting of course.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: He’ll still get hurt…doesn’t matter where he plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Yeah, if he can stay healthy…

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @gareth: burnt here too. his shoulder would probably hold up longer @1B, but if memory serves, his 2 major injuries in 2014 (thumb and hammy) both occurred on the base paths. prob one of those 1/2 season guys regardless of position.

    • dem ribbies says:
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      Grey, happy belated giftmas.

      In a $200 budget 5×5 (w/OPS) which 2 would you hold?
      * Votto $3
      * Rios $4
      * Pedroia $6
      * Myers $4

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You too, dem ribbies! Myers, Votto

  3. Nimrod says:
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    Our league format starts out with only one position eligibility. For example, M. Morse may be 1st base eligible because that is where he is deemed to play even though he played more games in the outfield in 2014. This post helps a lot for drafting some flexibility for my draft and potential line-ups. Once a player gets to 10 games played at a position then he becomes eligible at the said position. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and the whole staff at Razzball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: No problem… Happy holidays!

  4. Chris says:
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    Keep 5: runs, obp, rbi, hr, sb position in draft does not have to be given up to keep a player…
    Lucroy
    Hanley
    Braun
    Cano
    M Brantley
    R Zimmerman
    Rizzo
    T Frazier
    JD Martinez
    Danny Santana
    Soler

    Thank you

    • Ralph says:
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      @Chris: You didn’t say the depth of the league, but assuming it is 10-12 teams, I would keep Cano, Hanley, Brantley, Rizzo, and Frazier.

      I guess you can make a case for Lucroy, Braun, or Soler, but I wouldn’t keep a catcher and Braun leaves little reason for confidence re a resurgence. You could definitely go for Soler’s upside, but Frazier was so good last year it is hard to throw that back.

      I’m not huge on position scarcity, but it is nice that this gets all the IF positions covered for you, which is nice.

      • Chris says:
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        @Ralph: Thank you all

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Chris: Cano, Brantley, Rizzo, Frazier, Hanley

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Braun, Cano, Brantley, Rizzo, Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Cano, Brantley, Rizzo, Frazier, Hanley

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: 3 out of 4 on that on….survey says

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you, Nick, and Ralph all picked the same 5, Jeff had one different. It was funny for an offseason morning to get three people answer one question.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like a baller!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’d totally keep Zimmerman

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Yea to me it was a coin flip between hanley braun ..just figured braun would play more

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, it is a coin flip on those two… Hanley just has a bit more interesting position eligibility…

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Grey: Forgive me….im hung over from winning my football championship last night

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Awesome, congrats! Nice pot with that one?

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: Nothin crazy $300

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Not bad… Every little bit helps with the roof!

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: You got that right

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Grey: Soler will probably wind up being better than both of them ha ha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hope so!

  5. goldirocks says:
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    Hi Grey;

    Asking for some advice on Who to keep in 15 player, keep forever 14 team keeper 6×6 ROTO League?
    (regular categories plus BB’s, and Holds)

    Bats include IF, Utility, and 4 OF’s;
    Arms are 6 SP and 3 RP’s.
    Bench = 10 players and 3 DL spots.
    Pick 15 From:
    Bats- F Freeman, J Kipnis, N Arenado, I Desmond, Goldy, T Frazier, A Gordon, Cargo, C Dickerson, S S Choo,
    Spares -JD Mart, Duda, Avisail Garcia,
    Pitchers – Jordan Zimm., Z Greinke, M Latos, C Carrasco, Fister, H Bailey, G Holland, Cischek, Melancon, G Perkins?
    Tough to whittle down to 15… Should I consider keeping JD over Choo? Carrasco over Fister/Latos? A. Garcia? Can T. Frazier do it again?

    Suggestions/discussion encouraged! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goldirocks: F Freeman, J Kipnis, N Arenado, I Desmond, Goldy, T Frazier, A Gordon, Cargo, C Dickerson, Duda, Avisail, Jordan Zimm., Z Greinke, M Latos, C Carrasco,

      • goldirocks says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  6. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Great, helpful post. Thanks for the time you put in.

  7. Happy HOlidayzzzz says:
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    uh oh Miggy had exactly 10 games at 3rd eh? hmm didn’t factor in his 3rd base eligibility into possibly keeping him. is he a must keep at $40 over a $10 pence or lester.

    thanks for all the great work. happy holidays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Miggy… You too!

  8. Nick says:
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    Awesome, thanks Grey! Carlos Santana just got a lot more delicious. And some guys really get their at bats one way or another – Amarista and Aviles anyone?

    • Grey

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      Yeah, doesn’t make most of these guys that appealing, but at least they have position eligibility…

  9. los locos says:
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    Keep 7: 4 Offensive Players and 3 pitchers.
    HR, RBI, OBP, R, SB & K/9, ERA, WHIP, SV, QS

    Happy Holidays!

    McCann, Brian(C) NYY
    Frazier, Todd(1B,3B) CIN
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) BOS
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) CHW
    Carter, Chris(OF) HOU
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Moss, Brandon(1B,OF) CLE
    Peralta, Jhonny(SS) STL
    Calhoun, Kole(OF) LAA
    Heyward, Jason(OF) STL
    Hunter, Torii(OF) MIN
    Rios, Alex(OF) KC
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL

    Active Pitchers
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    McHugh, Collin(SP) HOU
    Shoemaker, Matt(SP) LAA
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    McGee, Jake(RP) TB

    Odorizzi, Jake(SP) TB
    Paxton, James(SP) SEA
    Smyly, Drew(SP) TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Kershaw, Strasburg, Shoemaker… Arenado, Hanley, Brantley, Frazier

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    All the best, man!

    Really gr8 research on this one. I think I agree that 1 ‘n’ Zimm is much less of an injury risk (therefore a gr8 chance to produce this year with 500+ ABs). Maybe he still qualifies at 3B in CBS leagues?

    All the best for the holidays!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! CBS is 20 games played

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    In my dynasty league..i won last year and am thinking about trading Miggy before this season…Im feeling like hes still really good but his best days are behind him….all depends on what i can get but i think i can get a nice package for him….I have Arenado Frazier and Goldy…so it wont hurt me position wise to move him….You think hes a hold or sell him before he comes down even more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see moving him, depends what you can get…

  12. Alex says:
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    Do I want Homer Bailey or Stroman going forward in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  13. J-FOH says:
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    We need cheesiest top 40 hip hop tracks all time

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: I’ll get to work….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: @Big Magoo: @Grey: Maybe we should go with over rated…or how about most ridiculous when tried to be imitated by a white boy.

  14. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Yo bro, a little bird told me you did some mock drafting of late. Which is weird. I didn’t know I was Dr. Doolittle. You got a link?

  15. Bterry says:
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    You told me Dickerson over B ham for my last keeper in a previous post. Could you expand a little. I have a ton of power in my other keepers and I also thought you were really high on B ham last year. Bham cooled for you? Or Dickerson that good? I love the rockies too just don’t know if i trust Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a coin flip between the two…. If you have a ton of power, then go Hamilton… I was never really high on Hamilton though…

      • Bterry says:
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        @Grey: i used you to justify my “highness” on b ham. Haha. Damn. Didn’t you write about him as your first rookie last year. Then emphasize the fact that trout and myers had those honors before him. the two. You have me doubting my b ham and giancarlo combo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but I wasn’t higher on him than anyone else who was ranking…

          • Bterry says:
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            @Grey:who looks/gives a shit about anyone else’s ranking. I don’t win these things paging attention to yahoo. I still like B ham to be a weapon this year. Just hope he doesn’t play like the aug/sep. What would you put the over unde at on his sb this hear? I say 65.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That looks about right…

  16. Prez says:
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    ” i bet you sleep with a night lightttttt… cuz ur scared of the dark.. and you stink like a fart!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that Nas?

      • Prez says:
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        @Grey: hahah! yup.. bonus tracks off stillmatic!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought I recognized it!

          • Prez says:
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            @Grey: while catching up on some razzball material, i read about your stone episode.. that sucks!!! glad you are doing better old man!

            how did it come out? did you have to piss it out?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, shizz was crazy painful… They gave me Flowmax which expands your urethra and stone passed… You should’ve seen my urethra, I could’ve worn it as a skull cap!

              • Prez says:
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                @Grey:haha, ohh my god thats awful! ive always been scared about them,.. i use to drink alot of red bull, like alot of red bull. everyone always told me i would get them and im sure one day i will.. although i dont drink red bull anymore. ive always had that fear tho… did they say what it could have been from?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, they said it was from drinking caffeine and nothing else… Sorry, Prezii!

                  • Prez says:
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                    @Grey: shit! haha well im glad ur okay… i had to use a catheter before… so you still got a while to go to top me!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The thought of that made me dry hurl… Why did you need that shizz?

                    • Jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Prez: I’m with you..I had a hard time even hearing about it

                    • Jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Prez: You guys need to stop this conversation immediately

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      STFU!

                    • Prez says:
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                      gun shot… bitches did a drive by and got me in the back. 2 inches away from being paralyzed. i was in 3 hospitals for a month. this was in like 06. im fine now.. they thought i wouldnt walk again at first but im back walking and jumpin around! suck that doctors! :)

                      catheter was the worst tho. they made me do it manually for a while while i was in there. do u know what it takes to look at ur own shit and do that?? i get the chills typing this

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s some scary shizz… And nasty shizz too… Damn, prezzii, be safe in Oaktown!

                    • Jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Prez: STOOOOPPPPPP!!!!