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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Slugger collects $5K 'bounty' for walk-off home run Baseball's new Bountygate is a good deal tamer than what's going on in the NFL. When Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, he came up with a ...

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Old 06-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Now baseball is getting into bountys!

Slugger collects $5K 'bounty' for walk-off home run

Baseball's new Bountygate is a good deal tamer than what's going on in the NFL. When Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, he came up with a plan to salvage something as his teammates prepared to hit in the bottom of the ninth against Jake McGee of the Rays. "Whoever walks this guy off, I'll give him five grand," Papelbon told them. So Jim Thome promptly swatted one into the left field seats for a 7-6 Phillies victory. "I didn't think Jim would do it right off the bat," Papelbon said. He should have -- the shot made Thome the all-time leader in walk-off home runs. Now, what will the commissioner say?

Slugger collects $5K 'bounty' for walk-off home run

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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It was nice to see Thome hit that landmark. He's never played for my teams (Braves in youth, Astros these days), but I've always been a fan.

Hopefully that walk off HR didn't bruise anyone's palm or break a nail or anything, otherwise Goodell might be getting in touch with Selig & Congress about an investigation.
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Line drive the pitcher onto a cart... Now there is a bounty challenge.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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Really baseball? HUH that is all sports! Watch soccer, how many slides do you see with the cleats up? Leg take downs.
ALL sports have them
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The NFL drama is akin to 'high-and-tight' in baseball. It's part of the game. You hit my guy, I'm going to throw at your guy's head.

That's baseball...

And it's as much a part of the game and balls as strikes. Over the years it's become less a part of the game thanks to Bonds and his ilk wearing armor in the batter's box and the owner's desire to see more home runs and the ignorant 'half-fan' who does not appreciate the game itself - the game within the game, which is why I believe anybody stepping up to the plate with armor on should be subjected to a pitch or three thrown directly at his head. A pitcher has a right to the 'inner half'. I LOVE it when the batter and pitcher are warring over the inner half of the plate.

If Roger were in charge, that would be banned. That is, essentially, what he is in mid-process of doing to the NFL. He's ruining it and it's calculated - it is not by accident.

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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Line drive the pitcher onto a cart... Now there is a bounty challenge.
LOL U ain't right LOL. If it's a Yankee pitcher it's ok. I'm just kidding.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:28 AM   #8
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LOL U ain't right LOL. If it's a Yankee pitcher it's ok. I'm just kidding.
If its a Yankee pitcher that's an added bonus. I live with one of the biggest Yankee fans on the planet.... Not that I am a fan of any other team or care about baseball much, I played for 12 years, I just cant cant stomach the pre-madonna players and BS in MLB any more...

I have to hear about the Yankees 7 days a week.. even in the off season.

I would rather have lunch with Goodell...
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