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 Post subject: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:47 pm 
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What does Lastings write in the dirt after a win? its pretty sweet the jump together they do after a win. Im fine with it, some people say it is immature for a team that isnt good, but this game is fun, so I do not see a problem with a group of young guys having fun. Cutch and Lastings are the life of the team.


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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:47 pm 
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I was not very enamored with Mr. Milledge on first glance. We were hearing good things from management and from DK, but his appearance and demeanor did not lead me to believe what I was hearing. However, after hearing the interview with him the other night, I think I and others here may have grossly underestimated him, at least from a character perspective. He very clearly and eloquently conveyed his need and desire to mature as a player, giving credit to coaches, other players (especially Cutch) and the entire system. He has yet to show that his willingness to learn will result in a more complete player, but I now believe that is his intention.


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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:57 pm 
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bradf wrote:
I was not very enamored with Mr. Milledge on first glance. We were hearing good things from management and from DK, but his appearance and demeanor did not lead me to believe what I was hearing. However, after hearing the interview with him the other night, I think I and others here may have grossly underestimated him, at least from a character perspective. He very clearly and eloquently conveyed his need and desire to mature as a player, giving credit to coaches, other players (especially Cutch) and the entire system. He has yet to show that his willingness to learn will result in a more complete player, but I now believe that is his intention.

President Bush would have said 'misunderestimated'

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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:36 pm 
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bradf wrote:
I was not very enamored with Mr. Milledge on first glance. We were hearing good things from management and from DK, but his appearance and demeanor did not lead me to believe what I was hearing. However, after hearing the interview with him the other night, I think I and others here may have grossly underestimated him, at least from a character perspective. He very clearly and eloquently conveyed his need and desire to mature as a player, giving credit to coaches, other players (especially Cutch) and the entire system. He has yet to show that his willingness to learn will result in a more complete player, but I now believe that is his intention.


i agree completely.. maybe on this club, where there are no real big time players yet, he comes to himself..
there are no big guys to look up too and he can develop himself to a better player and not so much expectations..
here everybody needs to grow.. i have a good feeling about this kid and he deserves a shot..

and for the whole complete pittsburgh pirates organisation.. i have a feeling things will turn around soon.. maybe not 2010, but 2011 must be awesome to look forward too

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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:43 pm 
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I have to admit to being one of the skeptical ones at the beginning. But I have watched him closely on the field since his arrival, and, although he has had many chances to be a jerk, he has been nothing but a professional. He doesn't argue bad calls, and he's been the victim of several horrific strike calls. He runs out pop ups, even when he's ticked at himself, and he didn't high five any fans when he hit his homerun the other night. Maybe he just needed to grow up.


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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:19 pm 
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"and he's been the victim of several horrific strike calls."

I've notice this too. While it seems true (and I think I saw some Bucco blogger (WHYGAVS?) did a study of mlb.com gameday that bears this out) that more borderline calls go against the Bucs that most other teams, it seems that Edge has had more than his share going against him. Each and every time I've watched, he's kept his composure and just continued to focus on the next pitch.

Up to now, as a Buc, Edge has been nothing but professional in all respects. Keep it up!


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 Post subject: Re: Lastings and the Jump at the end
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:16 am 
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I never watched him much before coming to the Pirates. He's got that herky-jerky Gary Sheffield bat waggle thing going. I hope he can become the hitter Sheffield was without the attitude and with only one team.


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