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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby walkoffblast » Thu May 14, 2009 1:08 pm

drunkmonkey wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
walkoffblast wrote:For non yankee or red sox fans: who is actually worse Joba or Papelbon?


I like both of them :-D


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walkoffblast wrote:For non yankee or red sox fans: who is actually worse Joba or Papelbon?


I dont mind either team and for me Papelbon is much worse. Watching him pitch, he has great stuff ill give him that but his stare down to get signs bothers the hell out of me. Also I just feel like when your that good you should act like you've struck someone out before and carry on to the next batter. You dont see Nathan or Rivera going nuts after each K. I just feel when your one of the best you should act like it. Pumping fists and everything is fine but after every k like that it gets old


The stare does not really have much to do with celebrating or anything like that. If excessive celebrations after every strikeout are what is annoying you I am surprised Joba wasn't your choice.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu May 14, 2009 1:32 pm

Yoda wrote:I am unsure why you can't showboat in baseball. Seems like emotion and expression should be part of the sport. It shows that players are human and also their character.

I like the showboating (Joba's doesn't bother me a bit), just not as much as someone sticking it back in the showboater's face, which is why Huff's mocking was awesome. Even as a Sox fan, I would laugh my a$$ off at someone mocking Paps, who I think is a worse (or better depending on your POV) than Joba. Anything that will make tempers flare and get players emotional I'm 100% in favor of! ;-D

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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu May 14, 2009 1:38 pm

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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby DbacksRback » Thu May 14, 2009 1:40 pm

walkoffblast wrote:The stare does not really have much to do with celebrating or anything like that. If excessive celebrations after every strikeout are what is annoying you I am surprised Joba wasn't your choice.


Yea your right I guess I just dont like him...he finds ways to bother me :-b
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu May 14, 2009 2:44 pm

DbacksRback wrote:
walkoffblast wrote:The stare does not really have much to do with celebrating or anything like that. If excessive celebrations after every strikeout are what is annoying you I am surprised Joba wasn't your choice.

Yea your right I guess I just dont like him...he finds ways to bother me :-b

I would hate Paps if he wasn't on the Red Sox :-b
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby mweir145 » Thu May 14, 2009 2:50 pm

walkoffblast wrote:For non yankee or red sox fans: who is actually worse Joba or Papelbon?

Papelbon is worse. He prances around like an idiot every time he gets a save. Act like you've done it before, act like Mariano Rivera.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby DbacksRback » Thu May 14, 2009 3:29 pm

mweir145 wrote:
walkoffblast wrote:For non yankee or red sox fans: who is actually worse Joba or Papelbon?

Papelbon is worse. He prances around like an idiot every time he gets a save. Act like you've done it before, act like Mariano Rivera.

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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby mac-unit » Thu May 14, 2009 3:59 pm

Joba was worse in the 12 K game vs Boston. He was celebrating like he just threw a perfect game when he threw 108 pitches over 5.2 innings while giving up 6 hits, 4 ER AND he left the game while taking the loss. It was even more pathetic is how the YES announcer were praising him.
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