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This Jose Fernandez kid for Miami is absolutely filthy.
 

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I like the Mets letting Kiner do Sunday games, but he had a stroke or something...no idea what he is saying.
 

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Twins still have a winning record. :towel




Better throw that out there. Might be the only time I can this year.
 

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Harrison is shitting the bed so far this year. It's very disturbing.
 

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Nothing like going to see your stud pitch and him putting up his worst career outing.
 

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Josh still doing the same stuff he was doing last season. Any team that doesnt throw breaking stuff low and away every pitch deserves what they get.
 

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What's cool about Josh is he is a known quitter faggot, so if he keeps this up he will quit on the Angels just like he has quite a few times in the past.
 

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Here is a quote from DMN that helps explain why Hamilton is being booed even more:

"At game’s end, fans chanted “Baseball Town! Baseball Town!” Hamilton smiled and made-believe like he was throwing a football pass to them."

Hamilton is mocking the fans on purpose. He loves to mock Rangers fans and bring attention to himself.

He started the entire bru-ha-ha with his smart-*** remarks about this not being a baseball town. He craves the attention and won't stop needling Ranger fans. I've come to the conclusion even his wife made up all the stuff about needing extra security. No one was ejected from the stands and all we saw were the same kind of good-humored taunts that Hamilton started.

Hamilton started all this with his trash-talk following some understandable booing. He trashed the Ranger FO, the fans and the city. And he refuses to apologize, instead making things worse ON PURPOSE to get as much mileage out of this as he can.

The booing was a completely normal and understandable response to some very crappy play. Pujols was booed last April. It's normal stuff when someone does so poorly in the field. Hamilton makes it all worse with his smirks and flippant remarks. He should have said "It's understandable why Ranger fans booed because it's not like I had my best days towards the end of that regretfull season, and for that I apologize and can only work harder to make sure it does not happen again, for the fans, front office and owners who are so gracious to give me this job."

Instead he blamed it all on the fans. Then he blamed the front office for him leaving. Like many alcoholics, he's a blamer and does not take responsibility for his own actions. And like many alcoholics, he's a drama queen who brings attention to himself while not recognizing the feelings of others.

At this point we can only assume he's doing this on purpose for the attention it brings. It's gone on too long. By now he knows it riles up the fans. Yet he keeps doing it. He can't hit a baseball anymore, so this is all he has left to stay in the limelight.
 

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Daniels on Profar: "He’s going to play SS 70-80 % of the time and 2B the balance of the time at AAA."


umm.. not sure what this means. You would think he would be getting more time at 2nd.

Guess keeping the trade options open?
 

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Daniels on Profar: "He’s going to play SS 70-80 % of the time and 2B the balance of the time at AAA."


umm.. not sure what this means. You would think he would be getting more time at 2nd.

Guess keeping the trade options open?
Yeah, I thought it was a given most of his time would be at 2nd as well.
 

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For the record.....Hamilton is right. Dallas is not a baseball town. Never has been.

In Dallas, and the state of Texas a whole, football reigns supreme.

Sure there's some buzz surrounding the Rangers now due to the success they've had over the last few years, but the Rangers have always competed with the Mavericks for the rights to second place in the hearts and minds of Dallas area sport fans.
 

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I don't give a damn if he's right about the city, he is a quitter queer boy drug addict. He always will be.
 

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For the record.....Hamilton is right. Dallas is not a baseball town. Never has been.

In Dallas, and the state of Texas a whole, football reigns supreme.

Sure there's some buzz surrounding the Rangers now due to the success they've had over the last few years, but the Rangers have always competed with the Mavericks for the rights to second place in the hearts and minds of Dallas area sport fans.
That this area is more football nuts is and always will be true, but for that moron to say this isn't a baseball town or to insult the fans is nuts. The Rangers have gotten support here from the day they first came to Arlington in 72. The fact of the matter is that the Rangers fans have been treated to bad baseball for years excluding the brief winning stint under Johnny Oats. That idiot was here for 4 years and despite his incredibly stupid antics he got more fand love, and team support than any player in baseball. He is the last person that has a right to say anything negative about this area or the Rangers. This area will always support teams that try even through lean years (evidenced by the local support all the teams here get even when performing poorly)
 
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Harrison is shitting the bed so far this year. It's very disturbing.
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Price, Strasbourg, Dickey, Cain and Hamels all shat the bed in their starts. Still too early to worry.
 

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It was beneficial for both parties that he left. Ranger fans were begging for him to go, so they got what they wanted...eventually the hate will subside.
 

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Price, Strasbourg, Dickey, Cain and Hamels all shat the bed in their starts. Still too early to worry.
Cain and Price shit the bed in 1 start, not all like Harrison.
 

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That this area is more football nuts is and always will be true, but for that moron to say this isn't a baseball town or to insult the fans is nuts. The Rangers have gotten support here from the day they first came to Arlington in 72. The fact of the matter is that the Rangers fans have been treated to bad baseball for years excluding the brief winning stint under Johnny Oats. That idiot was here for 4 years and despite his incredibly stupid antics he got more fand love, and team support than any player in baseball. He is the last person that has a right to say anything negative about this area or the Rangers. This team will always support teams that try even through lean years (evidenced by the local support all the teams here get even when performing poorly)
I endorse this post.
 

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Cain and Price shit the bed in 1 start, not all like Harrison.
Doesn't change it one bit. If he is still having bad starts after a few more then I will worry.
 

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Looking forward to Harvey's first road start this year...particularly vs Philly.
 

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Josh Hamilton made 'football sign'


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Josh Hamilton said the atmosphere at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was "hectic" and the crowd's constant booing of him "disappointing," but the Los Angeles Angels outfielder denies he took out his frustrations Sunday with an obscene gesture to fans in the right-field stands.
"I never would do that. Ever. I never would flip anybody off," Hamilton said Sunday. Hamilton signed a $125 million, five-year deal with the Angels this past offseason after six seasons with the Rangers.

Hamilton told reporters Sunday that he made a "football sign" to the stands, responding to accusations by fans on social media that he had made an obscene gesture. Hamilton made a comment during spring training that the Dallas/Fort Worth area was a football town and was tormented by chants of "baseball town" all weekend.

On Sunday, he also reacted to the crowd by turning and clapping in his glove during one of the chants from Rangers fans, who he described as a "rough crowd."

"It was a little more hectic than I expected," Hamilton told reporters of the constant booing. "The persistence of the crowd. The first day, with the first couple of at-bats, I understood. I was able to block it out a lot better later. It was a little surprising, but not really surprising. It was a little disappointing more than anything, probably. I don't take it personal."

On Saturday, Hamilton said his wife, Katie, had to call for security before Friday's game because fans were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.

The Angels dropped two of three games against the Texas Rangers, their AL West rivals. Hamilton had three hits in the series finale. He finished 3-for-13 in the series, and is batting only .160 (4-for-25) on the season.

Hamilton told USA Today Sports that he doesn't expect the crowd to make it any easier on him during his next trip back to Arlington (July 29-31), but he'll be ready for it next time.

"I don't think it will get less and less, but I think it will be easier for me because I've been through it," he told USA Today, later adding that he'd "like to think they were booing the front office here."

Information from ESPNDallas.com's Todd Wills and The Associated Press was used in this report.
 

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We just stole Robinson Chirinos from the Rays.

Championship!
 

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I don't know why you would laugh at that. It just means your team isn't going.
 

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Matt Harvey has given up 4 hits in 14 innings.
 

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The '27 Yankees....err...the Atlanta Braves win again.

Once again the starting pitching was magnificent. And Justin Upton is white hot.

Too bad Heyward and BJ Upton are struggling. If the guys in front of him were getting on base Justin would probably have close to 20 RBIs.
 

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BJ hitting .150 in April isn't called struggling, it's called normal.
 

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The '27 Yankees....err...the Atlanta Braves win again.

Once again the starting pitching was magnificent. And Justin Upton is white hot.

Too bad Heyward and BJ Upton are struggling. If the guys in front of him were getting on base Justin would probably have close to 20 RBIs.
Buck leads the NL in RBIs. Suck it.
 

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The Rays got hosed but since its Dueces team I'm alright with that. I expect a makeup call in today's game.
 

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The Rays got hosed but since its Dueces team I'm alright with that. I expect a makeup call in today's game.
Bullshit like that is why home plate umpires should be removed from calling balls and strikes and be replaced by a computer programmed with a by the book strike zone.
 

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The Rays got hosed but since its Dueces team I'm alright with that. I expect a makeup call in today's game.
A makeup call in the 3rd inning doesn't mean as much. Whether you're ok with real live umps or not, a call like that should be a fireable offense.
 

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A makeup call in the 3rd inning doesn't mean as much. Whether you're ok with real live umps or not, a call like that should be a fireable offense.
I'm just messing with you and yes he should be removed.
 

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A makeup call in the 3rd inning doesn't mean as much. Whether you're ok with real live umps or not, a call like that should be a fireable offense.
As I watched that ball cross home plate a cuss word came out of my mouth... followed by WHAT?! And then nervous laughter. I couldn't believe he called it a strike.
 
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