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audra trower williams
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posted 10 March 2003 10:39 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
check it.
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Smith
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posted 10 March 2003 10:49 PM      Profile for Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
What Do I Give?
$1000 single gift or monthly pledge of $83.

What Do I Get?
Treasure in heaven. Undefiled and unfading.
A beautiful miniature Louisville Slugger/Battin' 1000 bat. Unfading for a long time.
Autographed baseballs and Battin' 1000 caps.


Ah, America...


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'lance
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posted 10 March 2003 11:13 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rats. (I figured a Charlie Brown-ism would be appropriate). Gary Carter is on that list. At least Lloyd Moseby, Bill Lee, Jim Bouton, and Sandy Koufax aren't -- to name others I've liked for various reasons.
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Michael Hardner
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posted 10 March 2003 11:38 PM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes...

I'd much prefer to watch pro-wrestling done by pro-choicers.

(?)


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 10 March 2003 11:40 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
it's not just baseball, it's also punk rock.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 10 March 2003 11:53 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Joe Carter / Toronto / All Star

Say it ain't so, Joe!


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Marc
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posted 11 March 2003 01:41 AM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Another way to look at it -

There are 24-25 players on each baseball team and if there is only 1 player on each team who is on this list that is only 4% of MLBers. I think that is pretty good. Not to mention the fact that they are including managers, owners and old-timers on that list.

[ 11 March 2003: Message edited by: Marc ]


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jeff house
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posted 11 March 2003 01:53 AM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How do women baseballers feel about the obligation to carry a fetus to term?

[ 11 March 2003: Message edited by: jeff house ]


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Michael Hardner
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posted 11 March 2003 02:27 AM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And how do F-1 drivers feel about "right to work" legislation ?

How do fencers feel about referenda as a tool of democracy ?

Who does Stock Day think will win the Winston Cup this year ?

What does Brittney Spears want for Christmas ?

The questions slither through the mind like worms through Eggo waffles !


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 11 March 2003 10:23 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
come on now, this is not like fencers and referenda.

baseball is part of mass culture in america, it's someone whispering "roy, will you really be the best who ever was?" and shooting robert redford, it's field of dreams, "america's game", willie, mickey and the duke ... people identify with baseball.

this is dangerous stuff that the pro-life movement is doing, something we shouldn't ignore.

in a way, this is like tobacco companies sponsoring sports events ... unhealthy product associating itself with a healthy sport.

[ 11 March 2003: Message edited by: Willowdale Wizard ]


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'lance
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posted 11 March 2003 10:49 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno, mythology aside, major-league baseball's way past its prime, at least when you look at popularity in US culture. It's hard to remember now, but maybe 20 years ago NBA basketball had practically zero prestige. Arenas were half-empty much of the time, the game was considered a joke. The turnaround was a miraculously successful example of remarketing, what we now call "branding."

Baseball has sunk almost that low these days, with gate receipts down or stagnant, and teams folding up.


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janew
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posted 11 March 2003 10:57 AM      Profile for janew     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Since they're morally opposed, I think none of those baseball players should ever have an abortion. I totally support their right to make that choice for themselves
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jeff house
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posted 11 March 2003 12:50 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
this is dangerous stuff that the pro-life movement is doing, something we shouldn't ignore.

Yes, I agree. And I agree with Janew, above. Lists of pro-athlete males who are against abortion should be derided because they won't be bearing the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy.

I am sure all those guys have never impregnated anyone other than their wives, though. I cannot even bear to contemplate the idea that they have sex like rabbits, because they can run and catch.


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Michael Hardner
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posted 11 March 2003 01:21 PM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
so what i'm getting from the above is;

males shouldn't have an opinion on abortion

people should keep their convictions to themselves

(i don't agree with either idea)


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paxamillion
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posted 11 March 2003 01:35 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm sure most males do have an opinion on abortion. I do. I also don't feel any obligation to conceal it either.
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