Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ben Grieve's Quest to Return to the Majors Watch, Part I

A couple months ago, in order to stay on top of All Things Ben Grieve, I set up a "Google News Alert", to email me any time there was a new article with "Ben" and "Grieve" in it. Unfortunately, now any time some community finds themselves grieving over the loss of someone named Ben, I get an email, which is pretty depressing. As a result, I haven't been paying very close attention. And it turns out I missed this article from almost a month ago. Basically, he's a really, really nice guy, with an unusual sense of perspective for a baseball player. Making me feel really bad about this. No more meanness from me.

Go Ben.

46 comments:

  1. I don't know about this all getting soft on us. First of all, Rick Hurd is on a few sports talk shows out here - and he is the sportw writing equivalent of Tito (i.e., a players writer). Every player is a great guy and he pens a lot of these puff pieces.

    Secondly, hard to feel bad for him. At least he got paid. $14 MM. Plus whatever he got as a bonus for a first round pick.

    Lastly, by all accounts Matsui (porn collection aside) is a nice guy, but being a nice guy is not enough for me to cut some guy some slack.

    So, in summary. Earl, snap out of it. GR, Dino, back me up on this.
    Ben Grieve Sucks
    Ben Grieve Sucks
    Ben Grieve Sucks
    Ben Grieve Sucks
    Ben Grieve Sucks
    Ben Grieve Sucks

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  2. Okay, so I didn't know that about Rick Hurd. But I certainly don't feel bad for the guy. Because he sucks. I'm just saying, my sign was a little mean.

    And sorry, I'm sure you'll agree: we all have to root for him to return to the bigs.

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  3. Also, Jim Thome is a monster.

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  4. David Wells, not so much.

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  5. Yeah tough start.

    Interesting roster moves. Riske is "injured."

    I like the extension for Coco - seeing a lot of players getting locked up. Lots of new money and probably the players are looking for certainty with the CBA expiring. Who knows the future of arbitration eligible and FA eligible years.

    Mike Lowell, also a monster.

    and pedro did not come close to Guillen in the first AB. figures. Much ado about nothing there.

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  6. Check out the dude way to in the right of this photo. What the...?

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  7. Are you talking about the one with red jacket and dark sunglasses?

    I'm not so sure that is a dude.

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  8. Like I was saying all morning. Dustan Mohr is the man.

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  9. No, the scary guy in the yellow jacket.

    DUSTIN 1
    WILY MO 0

    (kidding.)

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  10. I could barely see that guy - germ freak I guess.

    Updated:

    Bronson - 2
    Dustan - 1
    Willy Mo - 0
    Manny - 0

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  11. Lenny DiNardo: balls of steel.

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  12. Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo
    Wily Mo

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  13. Bronson Arroyo 2
    Wily Mo 1

    But Bronson's given up two so far; Wily Mo's given up only one. So they're tied.

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  14. This would be a good time for Manny to HR.

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  15. Every time would be a good time for Manny to HR.

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  16. Funny how now that steroids are being tested for with much more harsh penalties and the program has been in place for a little while and the result is..... for which I have evidence yet..... offense is way, way up. or so it seems.

    Last year we seemed to have pitching gems every night. For while Earl you were tracking these games (i'm too tired to link it). this year it seems like there have been very few 7, 8 inning 1 run or less affairs.

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  17. Well, one possibility, that isn't discussed too much, is that the harsher penalties are having a bigger effect on the pitchers...

    Another is that there's some new wonderdrugs out there that MLB doesn't even know about, and there won't be test for them until 10 years from now.

    Another is that 'roids don't help hitters hit.

    Who knows.

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  18. That first possibility of the pitchers being more effected was what I meant - the only names really discussed much are Clemens and Gagne, but if you look at last years MLB suspensions, aside from Raffy - lots of pitchers.

    Kidding aside from the book review, the details on the undectableness of the clear and cream was one neat part - but yes there will always be looking for those to get an edge. The C & C came crashing down pretty quickly not because of better testing and technology but because of a pissing war between conte and another coach and the other coach anonymously mailed samples to the lab in Colo Springs. Plus we already know of one other undetectable drug out there - HGH.

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  19. Last year we seemed to have pitching gems every night. For while Earl you were tracking these games (i'm too tired to link it). this year it seems like there have been very few 7, 8 inning 1 run or less affairs.

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