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Old 10-21-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Prince Fielder should be really embarrassed by that blunder, on two accounts:
- He should not have stopped halfway to home, like a deer in the headlights. He should've charged full speed ahead to draw the throw from Pedroia and avoid turning this fiasco into a double play.
- It seems he beat the rundown throw and could've gotten back safely to third but his belly flop fell a good 5-feet short. Geeesh.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I don't live in Detroit; I don't even live in Michigan.

I know every so often someone likes to pop into the sports forum and from the politics pit and tries to stir the pot, and sometimes they get someone who will engage them. We all respect teachers, some of my closest friends are teachers. Your thread is based on a flawed logical premise, which I know is all the rage in the intellectual graveyard that is the politics forum. Maybe your bait will get some nibbles here. However, in the interest of intellectual discourse, this thread is best left to those with much more experience in emotionally charged faux-debates.
Twaddle. I "stir" no "pot"; my observations were sound. Fielder is an insult to baseball fans, overweight people, and anyone with a shred of concern for economic justice. His insouciance in the face of his obvious incompetence is just the cherry on the sundae.

The larger issue of course is that our culture is seriously dysfunctional when bums like Fielder are paid a lifetime teaching salary every time his pulls on his XXL do-rag.

"Flawed logical premise" would only obtain in this instance if Fielder were valuable to his team. Anyone's maiden aunt could have contributed as much to the Tigers in the ALCS as Fielder did -- and eschewed the undignified pratfalls, to boot.

You've got logic and capitalism confused. A common fallacy.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Prince Fielder should be really embarrassed by that blunder, on two accounts:
- He should not have stopped halfway to home, like a deer in the headlights. He should've charged full speed ahead to draw the throw from Pedroia and avoid turning this fiasco into a double play.
- It seems he beat the rundown throw and could've gotten back safely to third but his belly flop fell a good 5-feet short. Geeesh.
Precisely. And this fat fool is paid 24 million a year. For the next fricken DECADE.

Something is seriously wrong with this picture.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Precisely. And this fat fool is paid 24 million a year. For the next fricken DECADE.

Something is seriously wrong with this picture.
That's why I started this thread....
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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That's why I started this thread....
Good lord. Unbelievable, isn't it?
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Twaddle. I "stir" no "pot"; my observations were sound. Fielder is an insult to baseball fans, overweight people, and anyone with a shred of concern for economic justice. His insouciance in the face of his obvious incompetence is just the cherry on the sundae.

The larger issue of course is that our culture is seriously dysfunctional when bums like Fielder are paid a lifetime teaching salary every time his pulls on his XXL do-rag.

"Flawed logical premise" would only obtain in this instance if Fielder were valuable to his team. Anyone's maiden aunt could have contributed as much to the Tigers in the ALCS as Fielder did -- and eschewed the undignified pratfalls, to boot.

You've got logic and capitalism confused. A common fallacy.
Cool story. I am not taking your bait.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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Yeah, it's hard to find people so fat and stupid they can't even score from third for 24 million bucks per annum.

Bet even you could do it.
There are plenty of people that get paid more than Fielder for doing a lot less. Look at models, or actors/actresses. People love to pile on athletes for how much they make (namely because their contracts are such public knowledge) and they have to deal with a heck of a lot more than actors/actresses, models, etc.

In my state, you have Toll Booth workers making a lot more than teachers, go figure.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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There are plenty of people that get paid more than Fielder for doing a lot less. Look at models, or actors/actresses. People love to pile on athletes for how much they make (namely because their contracts are such public knowledge) and they have to deal with a heck of a lot more than actors/actresses, models, etc.

In my state, you have Toll Booth workers making a lot more than teachers, go figure.
I hear you and agree -- though I don't know how anyone could done less than "Prince" in the ALCS . Hey -- it's just that image of a bloated multi-millionaire going oh-for-October and then falling on his face in the act of committing the most basic of base-running blunders, dusting himself off, and going through the motions poker-faced before lapping up a huge salary, without a care in the world, while millions of people in this country go without sufficient nutrition, medical care, and the other things most of us take for granted, that just burns my gravy.

The money in sports has driven a lot of people away. People like Fielder are a large part (no pun intended) of this. That is tragic. And it makes the future look pretty bleak.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Come on, you guys. WAR +1.7, and the Tigers won the division by only one game. Without Prince, they'd be a wild card. Worth every penny,
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Come on, you guys. WAR +1.7, and the Tigers won the division by only one game. Without Prince, they'd be a wild card. Worth every penny,
The Pudgy Prince of Choke?

Fat chance.
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