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#1 Junayd

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Posted May 29, 2009 - 01:25 PM


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CHICAGO (AP) - Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez should skip the All-Star game even if he's voted in by fans, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre says.

"No," Torre said before Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs. "I think if you asked Manny, he'd give you the same answer."

Despite his 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, Ramirez is fourth among outfielders in the latest voting tallies. The Dodgers star had received 442,763 votes, about 34,000 shy of the Mets' Carlos Beltran for the third starting spot for the game July 14 in St. Louis.

"To me, I think the significance of the All-Star Game is to reward players who have a good first half," Torre said. "We don't always do that, because it's a popularity vote, for the most part. If you want to include the fans, that's how it's got to be."


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Posted May 30, 2009 - 06:06 PM

God i hope Manny doesnt make it. Im a Dodgers fan and i dont mind Manny coming back but him in the all star game would be an embarrassment. Its obvious he did something wrong. I dont know why people keep voting for him. It makes all the Dodger fans who put down Giant fans for cheering Barry Bonds look like hypocrites. :nah:
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 03:05 AM

Why would people vote in a cheater into the ASG...
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:37 PM

Why would people vote in a cheater into the ASG...


Because unfortunately, Major League Baseball is full of them.

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 08:23 PM

I'll be pretty upset if Manny gets a spot in the All Star series. :unsure:

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 08:53 PM

He probably will.

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 09:03 PM

I'll be pretty upset if Manny gets a spot in the All Star series. :unsure:

y juss cuz u an angel fan?

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 09:14 PM

y juss cuz u an angel fan?

Shame on you LOL JK


honestly no lol.

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 09:45 PM

honestly no lol.

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Posted June 08, 2009 - 01:21 PM

Never let the fans decide this kind of stuff.

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Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:04 AM

Why should ARod be allowed to play?

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Posted June 22, 2009 - 09:12 AM

Why should ARod be allowed to play?


Because he wasn't suspended for being on anything currently. Yeah he took it in the past, but any baseball fan knows if they were to suspend players for past use, and exclude them from playing in the all-star game, there wouldn't be a game because at least 90% of high calibur baseball players have put something in their bodies at one time or another.

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Posted June 22, 2009 - 02:46 PM

Because he wasn't suspended for being on anything currently. Yeah he took it in the past, but any baseball fan knows if they were to suspend players for past use, and exclude them from playing in the all-star game, there wouldn't be a game because at least 90% of high calibur baseball players have put something in their bodies at one time or another.

He wasn't suspended, but he did it(which is unfair really). Manny should be allowed to play, coming from an Angels fan.

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Posted June 22, 2009 - 02:51 PM

baseball sucks

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted June 22, 2009 - 03:01 PM

He wasn't suspended, but he did it(which is unfair really). Manny should be allowed to play, coming from an Angels fan.


Well this coming from a Dodger fan saying he hasn't played enough games and as a result hasn't put up enough numbers to be considered an All-Star. I understand its a popularity contest but still, Manny has not done anything to be considered an All-Star this year.

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Posted June 22, 2009 - 03:03 PM

Because unfortunately, Major League Baseball is full of them.


bingo!

also, if MLB wants the fans to vote & they vote Manny in, then so be it...




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