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  • Dust Bunnies bid 1.00M on Richie Hebner.
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    • Dust Bunnies bid $4.25M on Tom Paciorek.
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      • Angels - Ray Knight - 2.25
        My dream ballpark dimensions
        LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
        RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
        Location....San Diego

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        • Angels - Champ Summers - 1.75
          My dream ballpark dimensions
          LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
          RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
          Location....San Diego

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          • Dust Bunnie bid $2.00M on Champ Summers
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            • Angels - Richie Hebner - 1.25
              My dream ballpark dimensions
              LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
              RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
              Location....San Diego

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              • Angels - Champ Summers - 2.25
                My dream ballpark dimensions
                LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
                RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
                Location....San Diego

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                • Originally posted by jaybird_1981 View Post
                  Iron bid 3.5M on Gene Tenace
                  I think you bumped your own bid Jason, unless I missed one somewhere.
                  You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                  • Bids I have through Post #353. Please advise me of any errors or omissions.

                    Jim Anderson – 250K, Legends

                    Bob Bailor – 1M, Angels

                    Alan Bannister – 2.25M, Beavers (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Jim Barr – 250K, Bunnies

                    Mark Belanger – 250K, Beavers

                    Bruce Bochte – 1.25M, Angels

                    Bob Boone – 500K, Angels

                    Tom Burgmeier – 3M, Iron

                    Rick Burleson – 5M, Boys

                    Tom Buskey – 250K, Iron

                    Bill Campbell – 250K, Corsairs

                    Doug Capillo – 250K, Corsairs

                    Bill Castro – 3M, Gold Sox (1 year contract, HTD)

                    Ron Cey – 12M, Thunder

                    Chris Chambliss – 1M, Iron

                    Dave Concepcion – 4M, Iron

                    Al Cowens – 500K, Angels

                    Warren Cromartie – 6M, Badgers (4 year contract, HTD)

                    Terry Crowley – 250K, Jaxx

                    John Denny – 2.25M, Angels (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Miguel Dilone – 7M, Gamblers (1 year contract, HTD)

                    Brian Downing – 2.25M, Angels

                    Dick Drago – 250K, Iron

                    Nino Espinosa – 750K, Dust Bunnies (1 year contract, HTD)

                    Bill Fahey – 250K, Hard Cider

                    Ed Farmer – 500K, Angels

                    Joe Feguson – 250K, Cider

                    Ken Forsch – 5M, Iron

                    George Foster – 3.25M, Angels

                    Woodie Fryman – 1.25M, Boys

                    Oscar Gambler – 5.25M, Bunnies

                    Phil Garner – 1.5M, Beavers

                    Steve Garvey – 1M, Iron

                    Dave Goltz – 250K, Iron

                    Greg Gross – 250K, Angels

                    Mike Hargrove – 12M, Thunder

                    Bud Harrelson – 2M, Cider

                    Rich Hebner – 1.25M, Angels

                    Keith Hernandez – 15M, Corsairs

                    Larry Hisle – 250K, Legends

                    Ron Hodges – 250K, Jaxx

                    Art Howe – 4M, Badgers (2 year contract, HTD)

                    Roy Howell – 250K, Iron

                    Garth Iorg – 250K, Corsairs

                    Tommy John – 3.5M, Boys

                    Mike Jones – 250K, Iron

                    Ruppert Jones – 1M, Iron

                    Pat Kelly – 250K, Angels

                    Junior Kennedy – 750K, Boys

                    Jim Kern – 500K, Iron (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Dave Kingman – 1M, Legends

                    Dennis Kinney – 250K, Beavers

                    Bruce Kison – 3.25M, Bunnies

                    Mickey Klutts – 1M, Legends

                    Ray Knight – 2.25M, Angels

                    Jerry Koosman – 250K, Jaxx

                    Gary Lavelle – 2.25M, Thunder (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Bill Lee – 1.25M, Knights

                    Ron LeFlore – 500K, Gold Sox (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Dennis Leonard – 3.25M, Bunnies

                    Sixto Lezcano – 4.25M, Tyrants

                    John Littlefield – 250K, Iron

                    Davey Lopes – 250K, Corsairs

                    Aurelio Lopez – 1.5M, Thunder

                    Pete Mackanin – 250K, Legends

                    Mike Marshall – 500K, Angels

                    Jerry Martin – 250K, Legends

                    Buck Martinez – 250K, Angels

                    Gary Matthews – 250K, Angels

                    Milt May – 1.25M, Angels

                    John Mayberry – 250K, Iron

                    Doc Medich – 1M, Bunnies

                    Rick Miller – 250K, Jaxx

                    Charlie Moore – 1M, Legends

                    Bobby Murcer – 250K, Jaxx

                    Dale Murray – 500K, Iron

                    Phil Niekro – 7M, Thunder

                    Joe Nolan – 250K, Legends

                    Al Olmsted – 500K, Angels

                    Amos Otis – 250K, Iron

                    Bob Owchinko – 250K, Knights

                    Tom Paciorek – 4.25M, Bunnies

                    Jim Palmer – 4M, Iron

                    Gaylord Perry – 1M, Beavers

                    Mike Phillips – 250K, Knights

                    Biff Pocoroba – 250K, Legends

                    Darrell Porter – 1.25M, Angels

                    Greg Pryor – 250K, Beavers

                    Jamie Quirk – 250K, Jaxx

                    Ron Reed – 750K, Boys

                    Jim Rice – 10M, Corsairs (4 year contract, HTD)

                    Dave Roberts – 1250K, Iron

                    Leon Roberts – 3.75M, Thunder

                    Mike Rowland – 250K, Legends

                    Jerry Royster – 250K, Corsairs

                    Vern Ruhle – 9M, Cider (2 year contract, HTD)

                    Bill Russell – 2.25M, Angels (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Nolan Ryan – 7M, Iron

                    Tom Seaver – 5M, Iron

                    Jim Slaton – 250K, Iron

                    Eddie Solomon – 1.75M, Angels

                    Dan Spillner – 1.5M, Iron (3 year contract, HTD)

                    Harry Spilman – 250K, Legends

                    Willie Stargell – 250K, Angels

                    John Stearns – 2.25M, Angels

                    Champ Summers – 2.25M, Angels

                    Jim Sundberg – 8.25M, Angels (2 year contract, HTD)

                    Rick Sutcliffe – 3.75M, Tyrants

                    Craig Swan – 500K, Angels

                    John Tamargo – 250K, Legends

                    Gene Tenace – 3.5M, Iron

                    Andre Thornton – 2M, Tyrants

                    Mike Torrez – 250K, Iron

                    Bill Travers – 250K, Iron

                    Tom Underwood – 250K, Jaxx

                    Tom Veryzer – 250K, Gamblers

                    Claudell Washington – 500K, Angels

                    Roger Weaver – 250K, Iron

                    Jerry White – 250K, Jaxx

                    John Wockenfuss – 250K, Iron

                    Gary Woods – 250K, Jaxx

                    Geoff Zahn – 250K, Corsairs
                    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                    • John Milner - 250K, Jaxx
                      You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                      • Randy Bass - 250K, Jaxx
                        You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                        • Post #272 - Badgers bid 1.000 on Amos Otis
                          There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.

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                          • Bill Robinson - 250K, Jaxx
                            You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                            • Jim Lentine - 250K, Legends
                              Last edited by catcher24; 02-26-2012, 06:02 PM.
                              You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                              • Dust Bunnies bid $1.50 on Bill Lee.
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