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Bryce Harper and the all-star game: "vote for chipper, not me"
07-04-2012, 02:17 PM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2012 02:45 PM by ricelynnevans75.)
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RE: Bryce Harper and the all-star game: "vote for chipper, not me"
(07-04-2012 02:06 PM)rybowski97 Wrote:  hes leading the friggin league in batting avg....his stats are 5x that of harper. my goodness. huge difference.

Using your own logic about Harper, Trout shouldn't be an all-star since he's only played in one more game than Harper anyway:
(07-03-2012 10:25 AM)rybowski97 Wrote:  I think he is a goof for thinking playing half the season warrants him an all star anyhow.


(07-04-2012 02:06 PM)rybowski97 Wrote:  i havent heard of one other major league player slam a bat in the wall that bounce back and hit them in the face...please enlighten me on who else did it.

Would it make a difference to you if the bat didn't come back and hit him in the face? If you're looking for examples of players throwing bats/helmets/water coolers/etc, there certainly is no shortage. Nevermind the players that argue with other teammates/coaches/umpires, charge pitchers, use illegal drugs, have gambling problems, abuse their wives, and get DUIs occasionally.

But hey, that 19 year old frustrated at the day he had so he hit the wall with his bat is just a TERRIBLE human being!
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07-04-2012, 04:59 PM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2012 08:36 PM by rybowski97.)
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RE: Bryce Harper and the all-star game: "vote for chipper, not me"
(07-04-2012 02:17 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote:  Using your own logic about Harper, Trout shouldn't be an all-star since he's only played in one more game than Harper anyway:



Would it make a difference to you if the bat didn't come back and hit him in the face? If you're looking for examples of players throwing bats/helmets/water coolers/etc, there certainly is no shortage. Nevermind the players that argue with other teammates/coaches/umpires, charge pitchers, use illegal drugs, have gambling problems, abuse their wives, and get DUIs occasionally.

But hey, that 19 year old frustrated at the day he had so he hit the wall with his bat is just a TERRIBLE human being!


My point is Harper has not played well enough in the games he did play in to be an all star, a power hitter with 20 rbis???? Trout only played a few more games than Harper but he has had enough bats to qualify for league leaders and he is leading the al in hitting. harper isnt in the top 20 in any category. on your other comment, we arent talking about other players here being abusive, addicts, etc this was about Harper being immature. I dont have a high opinion on the guy and just dont get where he has the right to tell fans i dont deserve to be an allstar over chipper......the guys is batting under 300 with 8 hrs and 20 rbis.......what is there that makes him think he would even be considered. i think the comment was made for the wrong reason, to get people to like him and vote him in. the fact he had a little hissy fit and needed stitches and almost had to leave the game, id say that makes him a terrible teammate. As for Mike Trout, I saw him live last night at the tribe game and he is the real deal. Getting that kid out doesnt come easy. In conclusion, like i stated before, I voted for the all star team and he wasnt even considered. keep in mind, all stars are just as much about stats as it is popularity. is melky cabrera popular....no but he is killin the stats this yr which made him an all star.

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07-04-2012, 10:45 PM
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RE: Bryce Harper and the all-star game: "vote for chipper, not me"
(07-04-2012 04:59 PM)rybowski97 Wrote:  My point is Harper has not played well enough in the games he did play in to be an all star, a power hitter with 20 rbis???? Trout only played a few more games than Harper but he has had enough bats to qualify for league leaders and he is leading the al in hitting. harper isnt in the top 20 in any category. on your other comment, we arent talking about other players here being abusive, addicts, etc this was about Harper being immature. I dont have a high opinion on the guy and just dont get where he has the right to tell fans i dont deserve to be an allstar over chipper......the guys is batting under 300 with 8 hrs and 20 rbis.......what is there that makes him think he would even be considered. i think the comment was made for the wrong reason, to get people to like him and vote him in. the fact he had a little hissy fit and needed stitches and almost had to leave the game, id say that makes him a terrible teammate. As for Mike Trout, I saw him live last night at the tribe game and he is the real deal. Getting that kid out doesnt come easy. In conclusion, like i stated before, I voted for the all star team and he wasnt even considered. keep in mind, all stars are just as much about stats as it is popularity. is melky cabrera popular....no but he is killin the stats this yr which made him an all star.

Harper has posted an OPS+ of 123 as a teenager -- something that's been done just twice in the history of baseball in a qualified season: by Ty Cobb in 1906 and Mel Ott in 1928.

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07-05-2012, 08:51 AM
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Harper would be a nobody if more NL teams pitched him like the Yankees did in their 3 game series. Total line of 2 singles, 1 double, 0 RBIs, and 6 strikeouts (5 in one game alone). He looked so horrible in the 14-inning, 5 KO game that Nationals fans were actually cheering for him when he laid off the low and outside pitch he kept striking out on.
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07-05-2012, 05:17 PM
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RE: Bryce Harper and the all-star game: "vote for chipper, not me"
(07-05-2012 08:51 AM)fulltritty Wrote:  Harper would be a nobody if more NL teams pitched him like the Yankees did in their 3 game series. Total line of 2 singles, 1 double, 0 RBIs, and 6 strikeouts (5 in one game alone). He looked so horrible in the 14-inning, 5 KO game that Nationals fans were actually cheering for him when he laid off the low and outside pitch he kept striking out on.


Thank you....NL pitching is nothing compared to AL. Ask Albert Pujols, he will tell ya that!! the kid is friggin awesome for 19 yrs old....thats a given, but i dont get how his name should even be in the same sentence as all star unless the words "Potential or Future" come first.

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07-07-2012, 04:58 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2012 04:59 PM by bustin 5 knots.)
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(07-03-2012 10:51 AM)shezdoni Wrote:  He has been so over-hyped by the media, that they have the fans believing that he is the second coming of mantle or something, truth is, he is a good ball player, but not an all star, nor a gold glove winner good, nor will he ever be.

Care to make a bet? I'm not a Harper fan, but I can guarantee you he will be an All Star or win a Gold Glove sometime in his career
(07-05-2012 08:51 AM)fulltritty Wrote:  Harper would be a nobody if more NL teams pitched him like the Yankees did in their 3 game series. Total line of 2 singles, 1 double, 0 RBIs, and 6 strikeouts (5 in one game alone). He looked so horrible in the 14-inning, 5 KO game that Nationals fans were actually cheering for him when he laid off the low and outside pitch he kept striking out on.

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