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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:08 am 
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and a couple of throw ins. Well not really but Rogers will now be forever immortalized in baseball trivia. Tigers are cleaning house. I know it's hard to leave system of best team in AL and perhaps baseball but this may give him a quicker route to majors.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2052 ... oit-tigers


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This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


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PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


The scary part is that Mike Cameron's son is part of the trade. I think I'm getting old.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:59 am 
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PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


Nothing like being happy in the morning. It may be deep trivia but it's Kate Upton. It may not be forever for Jake Rogers but how about today?

As for the non-whimsical in our audience, I'm sure Tulane basketball and Luther Strange are on the tips of the tongues of many here.......


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:56 am 
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PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


in the article I just read, Rogers was the second prospect mentioned... he is regarded as "a defensive whiz at catcher who this season grew into a slugger"... he was clearly someone the Tigers sought along with Franklin Perez

don't think there aren't people who'll remember for whom Verlander was traded for... some AAA pitching prospect whom the Tigers traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987 is in the Hall of Fame now... lots of Tigers fans think "DOH!" when you mention Alexander cost them John Smoltz.

since you brought up Kate Upton as well... I spend an inordinate amount of time in grocery store check out lines and she's on the cover of some magazine and the angle of the photo or the photoshopping of it makes her look slim... and this world doesn't need a slimmed down Kate Upton... keep those curves!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


in the article I just read, Rogers was the second prospect mentioned... he is regarded as "a defensive whiz at catcher who this season grew into a slugger"... he was clearly someone the Tigers sought along with Franklin Perez

don't think there aren't people who'll remember for whom Verlander was traded for... some AAA pitching prospect whom the Tigers traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987 is in the Hall of Fame now... lots of Tigers fans think "DOH!" when you mention Alexander cost them John Smoltz.


Absolutely correct. When the trade was made, SI went out there and remarked what a steal the TIGERS got, that the Braves were scammed. FWIW, Smoltz would never have been the pitcher he was if the Tigers had kept him. It is well known that they trying to $crew up his natural delivery. Mazzone taught him how to throw a slider and the rest is history. If Rogers makes it like we think he might, everyone will remember the trade, I assure you, JV is on the downside of his career and his numbers the last couple of seasons are good to mediocre. Plus he is starting to find his way onto the DL every now and then.

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Absolutely correct. When the trade was made, SI went out there and remarked what a steal the TIGERS got, that the Braves were scammed. FWIW, Smoltz would never have been the pitcher he was if the Tigers had kept him. It is well known that they trying to $crew up his natural delivery. Mazzone taught him how to throw a slider and the rest is history. If Rogers makes it like we think he might, everyone will remember the trade, I assure you, JV is on the downside of his career and his numbers the last couple of seasons are good to mediocre. Plus he is starting to find his way onto the DL every now and then.


it wasn't as much Leo Mazzone as it was Dr. Jack Llewellyn who was able to inspire confidence in Smoltz through sports psychology

Llewellyn was a speaker at a conference I was at once and he was talking about confidence or the lack thereof and how people convince themselves they are going to fail before they start.. the example he used was "who here plays golf? OK... what do each of you do when you come to a water hole? You reach into the bag and take out a 'shag' ball, don't you? Why? You've just told yourself you're going to fail right there!" Every since then, I have never changed balls for a water hole... I've lost a bunch of good balls... but I've never thrown in the towel and thought "Yeah, I'm probably going to dunk one in the drink here.. so let's put way the Pro V 1 and get a Top Flight on the tee"

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Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


in the article I just read, Rogers was the second prospect mentioned... he is regarded as "a defensive whiz at catcher who this season grew into a slugger"... he was clearly someone the Tigers sought along with Franklin Perez

don't think there aren't people who'll remember for whom Verlander was traded for... some AAA pitching prospect whom the Tigers traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987 is in the Hall of Fame now... lots of Tigers fans think "DOH!" when you mention Alexander cost them John Smoltz.

since you brought up Kate Upton as well... I spend an inordinate amount of time in grocery store check out lines and she's on the cover of some magazine and the angle of the photo or the photoshopping of it makes her look slim... and this world doesn't need a slimmed down Kate Upton... keep those curves!!

You've got that a little backwards there, chief...people remember Doyle Alexander because of Smoltz not vice versa. In the same vein as Larry Andersen.


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ml wave wrote:
Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


in the article I just read, Rogers was the second prospect mentioned... he is regarded as "a defensive whiz at catcher who this season grew into a slugger"... he was clearly someone the Tigers sought along with Franklin Perez

don't think there aren't people who'll remember for whom Verlander was traded for... some AAA pitching prospect whom the Tigers traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987 is in the Hall of Fame now... lots of Tigers fans think "DOH!" when you mention Alexander cost them John Smoltz.

since you brought up Kate Upton as well... I spend an inordinate amount of time in grocery store check out lines and she's on the cover of some magazine and the angle of the photo or the photoshopping of it makes her look slim... and this world doesn't need a slimmed down Kate Upton... keep those curves!!

You've got that a little backwards there, chief...people remember Doyle Alexander because of Smoltz not vice versa.


At the time of the trade, yes, but that's not his point. Everyone now knows it as the trade for Smoltz--Alexander is the after-thought.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Johnny Mac wrote:
Rotorooter wrote:
Absolutely correct. When the trade was made, SI went out there and remarked what a steal the TIGERS got, that the Braves were scammed. FWIW, Smoltz would never have been the pitcher he was if the Tigers had kept him. It is well known that they trying to $crew up his natural delivery. Mazzone taught him how to throw a slider and the rest is history. If Rogers makes it like we think he might, everyone will remember the trade, I assure you, JV is on the downside of his career and his numbers the last couple of seasons are good to mediocre. Plus he is starting to find his way onto the DL every now and then.


it wasn't as much Leo Mazzone as it was Dr. Jack Llewellyn who was able to inspire confidence in Smoltz through sports psychology

Llewellyn was a speaker at a conference I was at once and he was talking about confidence or the lack thereof and how people convince themselves they are going to fail before they start.. the example he used was "who here plays golf? OK... what do each of you do when you come to a water hole? You reach into the bag and take out a 'shag' ball, don't you? Why? You've just told yourself you're going to fail right there!" Every since then, I have never changed balls for a water hole... I've lost a bunch of good balls... but I've never thrown in the towel and thought "Yeah, I'm probably going to dunk one in the drink here.. so let's put way the Pro V 1 and get a Top Flight on the tee"


JM, Good example on the sports psychology front. I like Smoltz as an analyst/broadcaster too. He and Verducci definitely carry the water for Costas. Glad he is smart enough to let them do it.


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Rotorooter wrote:
ml wave wrote:
Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
This would be an interesting topic for the non Tulane sports board but Jake's name is some DEEP trivia here. I don't think people will be asking who Verlander was traded for, like, ever.


in the article I just read, Rogers was the second prospect mentioned... he is regarded as "a defensive whiz at catcher who this season grew into a slugger"... he was clearly someone the Tigers sought along with Franklin Perez

don't think there aren't people who'll remember for whom Verlander was traded for... some AAA pitching prospect whom the Tigers traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987 is in the Hall of Fame now... lots of Tigers fans think "DOH!" when you mention Alexander cost them John Smoltz.

since you brought up Kate Upton as well... I spend an inordinate amount of time in grocery store check out lines and she's on the cover of some magazine and the angle of the photo or the photoshopping of it makes her look slim... and this world doesn't need a slimmed down Kate Upton... keep those curves!!

You've got that a little backwards there, chief...people remember Doyle Alexander because of Smoltz not vice versa.


At the time of the trade, yes, but that's not his point. Everyone now knows it as the trade for Smoltz--Alexander is the after-thought.
That's what I just said.


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Saw Kate Upton's name in the title of the thread and was then disappointed when I opened it.

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Saw Kate Upton's name in the title of the thread and was then disappointed when I opened it.


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Saw Kate Upton's name in the title of the thread and was then disappointed when I opened it.


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I'd make some comment about that being totally inappropriate for a "family friendly" chat board.. but I just can't stop staring

all I can say is "thanks" for not hitting the fappening and finding her illicit photos and posting one here because then I'd get nothing done the rest of the day.. it's pretty marginal at this point already

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