(09-28-2012 10:03 AM)nolan5000 Wrote: I hope that he doesn't.
I want Hambone to get the most HR's!!
I hope that he doesn't get the MVP either!!
(09-28-2012 08:38 PM)uvaspina Wrote: Man, I live in Michigan and follow Cabrera/Tigers closely. He definitely screwed up, and has a drinking problem (which he is addressing), but it's been a year-and-a-half problem free. He's been a good citizen since then. Far from a d-bag. And far from Manny, who had attitude (and PED) issues for a long time. I don't think that's a fair comparison at all. Cabrera is a onsummate professional on the field, and has apparently made great strides in his personal life as well.
Hamilton -and many other players (and regular joes) have had similar problems. There's something to be said for overcoming an addiction like that. I'm not making excuses for him- and if he were still misbehaving, I'd probably agree with you. But, the fact is, he's done well for the last two full-seasons and has become one of the best 5 players in the game.
(09-29-2012 05:20 AM)stera8 Wrote: playing the Hamilton card proves the point...
If you don't like Cabrera for his personal past then you cannot like Hamilton
HOWEVER I did love seeing the yankees fans bashing Cabrera when he first came to town this year "HEY MIGGY YOU WANT A BEER?!?!"
(09-28-2012 05:44 PM)uvaspina Wrote: I don't know how anyone could root against a guy who has a chance to accomplish something that hasn't been done in 40+ years. It's pretty remarkable when a guy is able to get this close. -Of course, I'm a tiger fan, so I'm obviously biased. But I'd be cheering for anyone not in a white sox uniform to achieve the triple crown. (Even then, I'd quietly respect the feat). It's great, too, that he's doing it while in the playoff hunt.
(09-29-2012 07:05 AM)thelegendjerryrice Wrote: I respect what he has done.
And anyone who can't can not see what kind of feat this WOULD be...
I don't care what team or player you root for..... No player has done it like Uva said in 40 !!!!!!!!!! years...... NO ONE.
(09-28-2012 05:56 PM)nolan5000 Wrote: EASY!! I'm not a fan of baseball in general. I'm a fan of Nolan Ryan & the Texas Rangers!!
(09-29-2012 01:02 AM)hofergreats1 Wrote: I hope he does, Its a rare feat. I like Nolan Ryan also but hope Hambone breaks a leg! It would suck if Cabrera lost the Triple Crown due to a guy who has no chance at the Hall of Fame!
(09-29-2012 07:44 AM)uvaspina Wrote: 1. In not "playing the Hamilton card." So I don't know what point I'd be proving. In fact, I like Hamilton a lot and will continue rooting for him on and off the field.
2. I'm not following what you mean by your second statement (that I would need to like Cabrera's past in order to like Hamilton?). In any event, I like Cabrera as a player, but don't like the fact he got in trouble for drinking at the end of the '09 season and at the beginning of spring training last year. I don't know who would like that. From what I understand, he realizes he can't handle alcohol and is making a concerted effort to steer clear. That's about all someone in that situation can do.
3. I don't think it's funny to make a joke of offering an alcoholic a beer.