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  1. Yeah, it's sad that I'm not as geeked about this game as I should be. But a World Series win would sure pep things up, and make us think about a multitude of sins. I keep thinking of the 68 team. McLain was/is a slime, but that doesn't take away from the memories of that season.
  2. I'm headed to bed, but before I leave, here's a final thought for the day: If the Tigers clinch a playoff spot tomorrow, will the Tigers celebrate with Welch's Grape Juice?
  3. This picture was snapped in spring training -- just before Ozzie Guillen stuck a hit of microdot mescaline on Miggy's tongue!
  4. Well, since he's been here, there's been a lot of discussion about how he seems to give away at-bats and not be concentrating fully. Right or wrong, this incident will now cause people to question if "outside influences" are causing this phenomenon.
  5. Golly? Really? Gee whiz, I'm not going to get any sleep tonight knowing that you don't take my opinions seriously. What can I do to redeem myself in your eyes? Just say the word. I hope I can somehow make amends so that I can get back into your good graces.
  6. Yeah? And if the 19-year-old had walked up to Cabrerra and called him a dirty spik and kicked him in the nuts, then Cabrera would also be within his rights to retaliate. But there's nothing whatsoever in any of these reports to indicate that this happened -- just as there's nothing to indicate the teen was taunting Miguel Cabrera. It seems you're bending over backwards to invent a scenerio that vindicates him. All we have is one side of the story, true. But, as others have pointed out, this "nothing incident" was apparently bad enough to warrant a talking-to by the Tigers, along with a warning to stay out of that bar.
  7. Ask an overweight person if being told "you need to work out" by a popular athlete, to the point where you have to ask the athlete to "let me be" doesn't hurt. It's the exact same thing as calling a black kid a ******. The exact same thing. But I was right: it was a waste of time trying to explain a simple concept to you. So, here; stay occupied:
  8. ...and wouldn't it be cool if the game ended when Miggy shoved one of the Twins off first base and recorded an out Kent Hrbek style?
  9. Against my better judgment, I'm going to try to explain this one more time. I'll type slowly so you can understand: I was not comparing the incident to suicide. I was responding to Pyro's statement that it's funny that Miguel teased a fat kid because "he's heard worse in school" and "he'll need to learn to deal with this sort of thing when he grows up." Teasing kids/teens/young people often is no laughing matter. In fact, kids/teens/young people usually take this sort of thing very seriously -- sometimes even to the point of suicide. If you think that's "ridiculous," and that making fun of fat kids/teens/people is perfectly fine, then I put you in the same category as Pyrotigers. And if you don't understand what I just said...well, here's a picture for you to look at to keep your mind occupied:
  10. But you don't understand: Miguel Cabrera is a great ballplayer! So we've got to defend him, and pooh-pooh any suggestion that he may have done something wrong.
  11. Huh? You're talking Geechee, man. Your attempts at logic are seriously making my head hurt. I say blue and you say seven. Let's just drop it.
  12. If you ask anyone dealing with weight issues, I think you'll find that there is little benefit in someone telling them "you need to lose weight" or "you need to work out." And, if the stories are true, the kid/teen/young man asked him to "let me be." So (again, if true), the teen felt the need to ask Cabrera to stop. And if it's true, then Cabrera is a creep, and I'm bothered more by that than the drinking. This was covered earlier in the thread. Apparently it's one of those Chili's bar & grill type places, which serves alcohol but is for all ages.
  13. because.you.said.these.things.in.response.to.posts.I.made.responding.to.posts.that.said.making.fun.of.fat.kids.is.funny.
  14. I'm in...but I've got to warn you: At $37.99 for a Bud Lite, I sure as hell won't be buying any rounds!!!
  15. Seriously, leave me alone. You've been stalking me all day via PM, and I stopped responding to you; now you're going to do it in the threads, too? I'm going to put you on ignore right after I post this. So don't bother with another idiotic rejoinder.
  16. You directly responded to criticisms I had about Pyrotigers' reference to it being okay to tease fat teens in posts #926 and #928. If you're saying you aren't defending Pyrotigers' ridiculous statement, then I'll take your word for it. But it appeared you were defending it, since those are the posts you responded to.
  17. If you're going to make a snide reference to my writing ability, you might want to do so using rudimentary 3rd grade English. There's a difference between 'your' and 'you're.'
  18. Well, I can guarantee you that the guy who wrote The News piece isn't a reporter who makes a big deal out of nothing. He's a hell of a reporter who's been doing it for 30-plus years. And, again -- because you don't seem to understand this concept -- it doesn't matter whether the teen was 19, 12 or 99. There is no scenerio in the world where it would be funny for a famous athlete to tease him about his weight, simply because that athlete gets taunted himself when he goes out onto the field. That is the response that offended me -- and the response which you continue to defend. It doesn't matter how old the teen/kid/young man was. And, we're not talking here about whether the reports are true or not. We're talking about whether it's funny for a famous athlete to tease a fat kid because "the kid hears a lot worse during school" and "he'll need to toughen up later in life." Are you seriously defending this crap?
  19. There were no reports that I know of which say the teen/young man was saying anything back to Cabrerra. So who's making the assumptions here? Again, I qualify my statements with IF IT'S TRUE.
  20. In that one sentence, both your questions are answered: He asked Cabrera to stop taunting him, and to "let him be." And it was a teen. A teen is both a kid and a young man. In case you didn't know.
  21. You convienently left out the part where the teen asked him to "let me be." Then it would be perfectly okay for Clete Thomas to call a black teen a nigger. No, you think it's funny because you're a...well, I'll refrain from the personal insult I have in mind. My friend's 12-year-old daughter wasn't told to kill herself, either. She did it because her classmates teased her. She left behind a diary in which she talked about the pain of being teased. At one point, one of those teasing episodes helped push her over the edge. I can imagine, if the reports are true, how devastating it would've been for an obese kid weighing in excess of 300 lbs to run into a big star like Cabrera, only to be teased about his weight. Again, I don't know what really happened. If it happened the way it was reported, then Cabrera is a creep. What's truly upsetting is your response to it. I can say this with all honesty: Of all the ridiculous things I've read on this message board -- and there have been many -- I've never seen anything that can hold a candle to what you're pushing here.
  22. I don't give a crap if the guy was 53 years old -- if Miggy was teasing him about it after he'd been asked to stop, then he's a creep.
  23. Okay, I didn't see that article. But I'd like to ask some follow-up questions: What does he mean by a "nothing" incident? Does he mean it didn't happen? Or does he mean it wasn't serious enough to warrant criminal charges? If the report is true, and Miggy taunted an overweight kid who begged him to stop, then I think he's a total creep. But I'll stipulate that I don't know for sure if all the facts have come out. However... ...my response, which you responded to, was Pyrotiger's contention that it was "funny" for Miggy to be teasing a fat kid.
  24. You have absolutely got to be kidding me. If a teen is 300 lbs., you mean to tell me it's okay for a grown athlete to tease him about it? Seriously? I honestly can't believe I'm reading this. Wow. I just don't know what to say. So because athletes sometimes get taunted when they take the field, it's okay for them to taunt children?? ****ing unbelievable.
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