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#21 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:14 AM

Going to have to pull for the Halos in the AL this year.....I have always like that team. I grew up a big Doug DeCinces fan. Don't ask me why....I just know I collected every card he had and wrote him letters as a kid.

On a side note.....I was a bit shocked to see Scott Boras show that much real emotion at that press conference.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:30 AM

Going to have to pull for the Halos in the AL this year.....I have always like that team. I grew up a big Doug DeCinces fan. Don't ask me why....I just know I collected every card he had and wrote him letters as a kid.

On a side note.....I was a bit shocked to see Scott Boras show that much real emotion at that press conference.


Boras has a suite at Angels Stadium. Don't know why...he turned around and effed us with Teixeira.

Doug DeCinces carried the Angels in 1982. I was such a baseball nerd that year. Kept everyone's batting averages day by day (with a calculator). If you look at that every day lineup, you'll wonder how they didn't win the pennant. Relief pitching killed them. Then, in 86, DeCinces could have ended the Donnie Moore game with a deep fly ball in the bottom of the ninth (Wilfong was on third and the score was tied with one out). Gene Mauch was quoted as saying he had to find a place to live because he bet his house on DeCinces getting that guy home. If he had, Donnie Moore would have gotten the win and it would have been Mets/Angels in the Series. No Bill Buckner.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:58 AM

Boras has a suite at Angels Stadium. Don't know why...he turned around and effed us with Teixeira.

Doug DeCinces carried the Angels in 1982. I was such a baseball nerd that year. Kept everyone's batting averages day by day (with a calculator). If you look at that every day lineup, you'll wonder how they didn't win the pennant. Relief pitching killed them. Then, in 86, DeCinces could have ended the Donnie Moore game with a deep fly ball in the bottom of the ninth (Wilfong was on third and the score was tied with one out). Gene Mauch was quoted as saying he had to find a place to live because he bet his house on DeCinces getting that guy home. If he had, Donnie Moore would have gotten the win and it would have been Mets/Angels in the Series. No Bill Buckner.



I was the same way with the batting average thing. Is the game that you are referring the one they say contributed to Donnie Moore killing himself? I also liked the Angels because that is the first image in my head when I remember Nolan Ryan. Was a fan of Wally Joyner also.


PS.....Boras was just doing his job.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

I was the same way with the batting average thing. Is the game that you are referring the one they say contributed to Donnie Moore killing himself? I also liked the Angels because that is the first image in my head when I remember Nolan Ryan. Was a fan of Wally Joyner also.


PS.....Boras was just doing his job.


Yes, Game Five of the 1986 ALCS. Angels led 5-2 going into the ninth leading three games to one. Donnie Moore got down to one strike away and Henderson kept fouling off his forkballs. So Moore gave in and threw a fastball. What no one remembers is that the Angels staged a rally in the bottom of the ninth. DeCinces and Downing both failed to get the guy home from third. That game was one big stomach punch. Wally Joyner was out because a spider bit him on his leg and it was all swollen.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

PS.....Boras was just doing his job.

Some have suggested he was doing that when shown balling his eyes out....trying to repair his image.