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What If The Lakers Played Baseball?


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#1 BeeZee

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 12:34 AM

Derek Fisher, CF - the veteran would provide speed and a little power at the top of the order. Always a team guy, you know Fish wouldn't be afraid to take pitches to get on base for the middle of the order. He's also got the leadership skills to take control in the crucial centerfield position.

Luke Walton, 2B - he's the perfect unselfish player for the two-hole. Never afraid to sacrifice himself for the team, Walton will lay down a bunt or move a guy over without having to be told to do so.

Kobe Bryant, SS/RP - who else could bat third? Kobe is the guy you want up there when the game is on the line with a runner on second base. He'd also anchor the defense at shortstop and, since he's the best "closer" in the NBA, of course he would hop on the mound in the ninth if the game was close.

Pau Gasol, LF - the pinnacle of consistency, Gasol would force pitchers to give Bryant something to hit. If they walk Kobe, Gasol has no probem stepping up to be the hero. His disgustingly long arms would also allow him to rob homeruns in left field.

Andrew Bynum, 1B - given that the big man is healthy, Bynum provides a power threat like no other. He is young and undisciplined, so you'd have to expect a lot of slumps and strikeouts, but rest assured that when he gets a hold of one, it'll go. Can't you just see "Boom goes the Bynumite!" on the Jumbotron after he parks a 400-foot homerun?


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#2 Machinehead

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 12:38 AM

Haha, great. Except I'd have Sasha at 3rd, Farmar can't make that throw to 1st.
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#3 West Coast

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 09:27 AM

Bynum would DH for me. He would be a Frank Thomas clone.

Shannon Brown would be my Catcher, he has the Russel Martin feel.

I'd put Gasol at first base.

Move Ariza to LF, he's too athletic to keep on the bench.

Sasha would be my late inning pinch runner, while Powell would be my power pinch hitter.

My ace would be Sun Yue. Closer would Mbenga. Morrison would be my reliever.

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Third Base coach Jack Nicholson
Pitching coach Kurt Rambis


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Posted April 03, 2009 - 09:52 AM

sasha's the catcher
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#5 West Coast

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 09:54 AM

sasha's the catcher


Wouldn't be strong enough to handle getting run over at the plate. Would complain to the umpire about ball and strikes the entire game. Not strong enough to make the throw. Would worry about his hair too much. Not a catcher.

#6 pound4pound

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 09:59 AM

Wouldn't be strong enough to handle getting run over at the plate. Would complain to the umpire about ball and strikes the entire game. Not strong enough to make the throw. Would worry about his hair too much. Not a catcher.






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#7 West Coast

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 10:00 AM

it was a bad gay joke


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#8 king_kobe

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 01:29 PM

Lakers as in baseball!

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#9 Base

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Posted April 04, 2009 - 01:20 AM

I would put Kobe leading off, he is like the all-star, Ichiro type. Except on defense Kobe is the utility man

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Posted April 04, 2009 - 01:38 AM

I wouldn't watch?




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