Here's a random thought for a Sunday... ...MVPmods.com is still alive and kicking! I've gotten married, got a new job, got a new house, and had a kid - that is now 2 years old... ...all since the last time I logged in to this site. Hello everyone. It does my heart good to see this place still going. I was admin... oh, say, 5 or 8 years ago.
You only watch the best? So what did you watch the decade prior to 2009?
I only know as many players as I do thanks to the amazing rosters from the likes of Totte and KG (and now Knight for MLB The Show)... that's why I knew Jimenez (other than the few times the Cards faced him).
Hmm - he IS NL - so I guess the Yanks wouldn't have faced him, so that makes more sense.
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I'm sure there are many more.
...and Pujols was reported by local STL media as appearing on the Mitchell report. There was, of course, a frenzy, and Cubs fans were all over this board freaking out (with glee). Then it turned out the story was a fabrication, and Pujols was not implicated. Whoops. The retraction story didn't get as much play as the false original story - hence, I encounter people all the time that still think Pujols was on the Mitchell Report. Go figure.
The steroid news has hit lots of other teams besides the vaunted Yankees, and the Cards have been particularly ripped apart because of the Front Office and Tony LaRussa's seeming indifference toward them.
The Rick Ankiel bomb came at the height of his feel-good comeback, and was one of the primary contributing factors to the team dropping out of the playoff hunt that year (the entire team went flat).
I still don't understand how you think people are giving YOU crap about A-Rod. Hello? One of the top-two players in all of baseball just got exposed as a juicer. The other one of the top-two probably isn't clean either. It was major, major news. And I don't know what you think is happening in the media - I'm sure it's all over the place in NY and on ESPN - but here in Missouri - it was a five second blurb on the news and it was done. As I've said before - nobody really cares outside of the coasts and the ESPN editing room.