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  • lovethegame
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    Edmonds to my enjoyment and surprise has shown me why
    Nice job overall Jim

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  • John Shoemaker
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    I think the Cubs picking up Edmonds is looking better all the time. He's far from finished.

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  • Seattle1
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    Edmonds hit two homeruns in the bottom of the fourth today against the White Sox!

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  • bluezebra
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    Originally posted by Love The Game View Post
    Why on Earth would you compare Jim Edmonds to Willie Mays? Wow!
    WOW! Right back at you. You missed my point. Mays admitted, after retiring, that he wore a smaller size cap so it would blow off when he ran after a fly ball. And his basket catches were pure showboat.

    Bob

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  • The Splendid Splinter
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    Man... a few years down the road people gonna realizes how good Jim Edmonds really was... His 5 year peak was just as good as Ken Griffey Jr. and actually... better defense than Griffey. Griffey should've never won that many GG, same with Edmonds, but Edmonds had more GG caliber seasons (2005 was truly amazing- 26 RAA... to compare Willie Mays highest RAA was 25, but again... that's just one season). Can anyone find a higher RAA of 26 in a season by a CF? EDIT: Mike Cameron in 2003 with RAA of 33!!!

    This is coming from a Cubs fan. I thought he would prove people wrong this year when he came to the Cubs after Padres released him. Must've been wishful thinking of me. I hope he does well for the rest of the year. He has lost a step or 2 in the OF but still average CF at worst- certainly better than Reed Johnson IMO, but he does look lost at the plate. Unless he gets it going offensively, he won't have a job next year and might lose it this year. Yes, he showboats a bit in the OF but he also plays shallow for a CF as well. I liked the signing cuz he always hit well at Wrigley and for like 250,000, he's a low risk/medium reward. Although I rather just have Pie playing everyday at CF cuz his defense is amazing.
    Last edited by The Splendid Splinter; 05-24-2008, 09:12 AM.

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  • StanTheMan
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    A tad harsh? True... perhaps a bit more than a "tad" as well.

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  • DownUnderDodger
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    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Nah.... if Edmonds had even decent speed, he would have been under the ball far sooner, had time to make a sandwich, (ham and chees of course, spicy mustard goes without saying) then sit down in a reclining chair to make the catch, only to get up at the last moment and dive unnecessarily for it.
    Sounds good, as long as the sandwich was toasted!! But you are being just a tad harsh!!

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  • StanTheMan
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    Originally posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
    I immediatley thought of this thread when I saw that catch on ESPN this morning It was a good one......running with the ball coming from over your shoulder is never easy to judge and he did it extremely well. :applaud:
    Nah.... if Edmonds had even decent speed, he would have been under the ball far sooner, had time to make a sandwich, (ham and chees of course, spicy mustard goes without saying) then sit down in a reclining chair to make the catch, only to get up at the last moment and dive unnecessarily for it.

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  • DownUnderDodger
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    Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
    He made a helluva catch Monday night at Houston's Minute Maid Park. .
    I immediatley thought of this thread when I saw that catch on ESPN this morning It was a good one......running with the ball coming from over your shoulder is never easy to judge and he did it extremely well. :applaud:

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  • lovethegame
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    Originally posted by Love The Game View Post
    The converse of that in the correct context would be "not a legitimately good catch". Grow up.
    that would be the spaced Love the game

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  • Love The Game
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    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Was that a "legitamate good catch?" What is the converse of that... an "Illegitamate good catch?" LOL

    Bryan
    The converse of that in the correct context would be "not a legitimately good catch". Grow up.

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  • Love The Game
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    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    It is truly great to have new members here on BBF that know so much about other posters! What a blessing, and another facet of BBF that separates it from other boards.

    While you are at it (using words like homer, biased, claiming things like "you know it as well as I do") do you suspect I am doing a good job raising my kids Love The Game? Is the private school we send them to a good choice? How about my tax stimulous check plans.... are they ok? Should I have left work early that day and not told the boss? What do you think? Should I post a few sentences about any or all of these topics to give you the insight required for you to make all emcompassing, definitve judgements? Did I marry the right woman? Let me know, PLEASE.
    Stan, feel free to use the ignore button. You are a little too dramatically sensitive for my taste. I'd rather not have to read your rambling crap like the above post. That's not baseball talk. One more time, Edmonds was a good outfielder who liked to showboat a lot. And I don't repect that in a ball player.

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  • StanTheMan
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    I believe Edmonds hit 16 homers against the Cubs......

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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by Seattle1 View Post
    I guess Cubs fans never even liked Edmonds anyway.
    definitely not. it wasnt his showmanship attitude that bothered me. it was just his arrogance that drove me nuts. that and him driving daggers into cubs fans hearts too often.

    In his prime he was a very good player.

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  • Rennie Stennett
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    Jimmy Edmonds

    He made a helluva catch Monday night at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Edmonds was running with his back against the infield and looking over his left shoulder and at the last minute he turned his head and caught the ball over his right shoulder as he ran up Tal's Hill. Pretty nice catch. If he contributes, particularly against the Cardinals, the Cubs fans will love him.

    -- Nicknamed "El Caballo," meaning, "The horse," Carlos Lee probably finds it only fitting that his 10-man cheering section in the left field seats has named itself "Los Caballitos" -- "Little horses."
    It's probably also only apropos that "Los Caballitos" presented "El Caballo" with a toy horse on a stick.

    Los Caballitos instructed El Caballo to ride the horse every time he hits a home run. True to his word, Lee giddy-upped in the dugout following his two-run blast in the fourth frame, which buoyed the Astros to a 6-1 win over the Florida Marlins before 38,106 fans at Minute Maid Park April 17th.


    Funny Stuff.
    Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 05-20-2008, 06:51 PM. Reason: added Los Caballitos

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