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  • Jeff Kent to appear on CBS Survivor

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-probst-364191

    http://www.survivorphilippines.com/
    Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

    An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

    Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

  • #2
    The blonde is hawt!
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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    • #3
      Yeah she was pretty good looking but I can't believe this show has been on the air for 25 years. I thought it started in 1999 or 2000.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
        Yeah she was pretty good looking but I can't believe this show has been on the air for 25 years. I thought it started in 1999 or 2000.
        According to wiki it started in 2000. Go Blair!!
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
          Yeah she was pretty good looking but I can't believe this show has been on the air for 25 years. I thought it started in 1999 or 2000.
          25 seasons, not 25 years.

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          • #6
            http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/jeff...-survivor-yes/

            From Bay Area Sports Guy:

            By far the most important story of the day is this: according to a Survivor rumors site, former All-Star second baseman Jeff Kent is on the cast for the next season of the reality show, which will be set in the Philippines.

            The news has been met with several internet posts making some version of this joke: “If you’re one of the few people who still watches Survivor…” Well, I watch it so this is fantastic news.

            When it comes to the Survivor franchise, I’m totally backwards. I never watched a minute of the show in its early years, when it seemed like everyone was tuning in. I was against reality shows back then (even though I shamelessly watched The Real World for the first several seasons) and I’m naturally skeptical when it comes to entertainment trends the entire nation seems to be into. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve never watched American Idol.

            Then I met my future wife, and she had always watched the show with her dad (who has sent tapes to CBS in hopes of landing a spot on the show several times, but that’s another story). They had a pool in place where they’d pick certain cast members, with the person who chooses the winner (or, the “Ultimate Survivor”) winning a dinner made by the other family members. I was hesitant at first, but the fantasy sports aspect intrigued me so I gave Survivor a shot (also, Liz let me know that I had no choice).

            Now, I watch every episode and love it. I love how there’s at least one player per season who seems dead set on breaking the record for televised stupidity. I love how host Jeff Probst effortlessly treads the line between snark and cheese. The show isn’t perfect by any means, but rooting for certain players to make it through each week more than keeps my interest — it’s the one bit of programming besides sports that causes me to cheer from my couch or hurl the remote control into the nearest pillow.

            However, the last season of Survivor wasn’t one of their best. Once Colton — the flamboyant racist who seemed more than slightly evil — left due to some medical issue, the show was dead in the water. B-O-R-I-N-G.

            With Kent around, that shouldn’t be a problem. As Grant Brisbee wrote: “Over/under on when he throws or receives his punch: three minutes before filming begins.” Generally Survivor starts with the cast divided into two separate tribes. If Barry Bonds is somehow included in either tribe, I’m taking the under.

            A few other things I’m looking forward to seeing:

            – We’ve seen enough obstacle courses on Survivor. It’s time for a truck-washing competition.

            – If his team loses a challenge, I dare one of his tribemates to advise Kent to “enjoy the game more.”

            – Kent’s known almost as much for his moustache as his career achievements (377 home runs, NL MVP in 2000, career .855 OPS). If he sticks around long enough, that moustache will be joined by a beard.

            – Will Kent mention his playing career, or will any of the other players recognize him? Forget Kent’s prickly personality (perhaps no one else in the history of baseball has been more synonymous with the term “redass”), I’m not sure how many people are going to vote for Kent to win a million dollars since he pulled down over $86 million during his MLB career.
            Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

            An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

            Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

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            • #7
              Kent has been eliminated. His exit speech involved blasting Obama. "The $1 Million (prize) will just be $600K by the time Obama takes it."

              Last edited by UnderPressure; 11-08-2012, 06:22 PM.
              Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

              If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                Kent has been eliminated. His exit speech involved blasting Obama. "The $1 Million (prize) will just be $600K by the time Obama takes it."

                Ah, first world problems...
                My top 10 players:

                1. Babe Ruth
                2. Barry Bonds
                3. Ty Cobb
                4. Ted Williams
                5. Willie Mays
                6. Alex Rodriguez
                7. Hank Aaron
                8. Honus Wagner
                9. Lou Gehrig
                10. Mickey Mantle

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                • #9
                  It might make sense to merge threads.
                  http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...light=survivor

                  Jeff Kent's interview the day after he was voted out.
                  http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/vi...-the-day-after
                  Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

                  An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

                  Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

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                  • #10
                    He should have washed his truck instead.
                    Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, [and] where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket." -- Thomas Boswell, 1984

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