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Deberg_1990
07-11-2005, 05:12 PM
What an ass, what is he trying to prove by showing up?? Whats the point??

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-all-star-rogers&prov=ap&type=lgns


Teammate expects Rogers to go to All-Star game

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer
July 10, 2005
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kenny Rogers left the Texas Rangers' clubhouse Sunday without saying whether he will participate in the All-Star game, but later told a newspaper that he is going to Detroit.

Rogers told team officials that he wasn't speaking to reporters after the Rangers beat Toronto 9-8 in their final game before the break. The 40-year-old left-hander didn't respond when asked questions while walking out of the clubhouse.

The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday night on its Web site that Rogers was going, and wouldn't be deterred by boos.

people are going to do whatever they are going do to do,'' Rogers told the newspaper by phone. ``I'm going because I was voted in by the players and I earned it. I want the players to know their vote means a lot to me. I know how the players feel and if I thought it would benefit them if I didn't go, I wouldn't go.''

Rogers has continued to pitch while the players' association appeals his 20-game suspension and $50,000 fine from commissioner Bud Selig for shoving two cameramen last month. Rogers' contract includes a $50,000 bonus for being an All-Star.

Rangers spokesman Gregg Elkin said he didn't ask the pitcher what his plans were, and major league baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said as far as he knew, Rogers would be in attendance.

Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira, the AL starter Tuesday night, expected to see his teammate in Detroit. Rangers shortstop Michael Young and second baseman Alfonso Soriano are also All-Stars.

``He made his own decision. He definitely wants to be there,'' Teixeira said. ``That's great. The more Rangers, the merrier.''

The newspaper reported that Rogers didn't make a formal announcement about attending the All-Star game because he didn't want to give the impression his decision was out of the ordinary.

After pitching seven innings to beat Toronto on Saturday night, Rogers (10-4, 2.54 ERA) said he felt like he deserved to go. He was voted in by the players for the second year in a row, his third All-Star selection in his 17 seasons.

``I know that I belong there without a doubt,'' he said. ``Even though there's other opinions out there, I really don't give them much weight. But players put me in there. They voted me in there, so I know it's one thing I deserve without a doubt, and that has a lot of weight.''

Rogers, speaking to a group of reporters after a game for the first time this season, also said he didn't want to be a distraction to the game and the other players there.

In his first start at home since his videotaped tirade June 29, Rogers was greeted by a mostly supportive response from Rangers fans. Cheers overwhelmed an audible chorus of boos.

Rogers said he didn't know what to expect and that the reaction surprised him. After getting through an emotionally charged first inning in which he gave up three runs, he didn't allow another run. The Rangers led 12-3 when he left after seven innings, and won 12-10.

``Just hearing what they did was moving without a doubt,'' Rogers said. ``It took my focus off for a little while. After that, I almost really didn't care about the game.''

It was Rogers' first start at home since June 17, when he beat Washington for his career-best ninth straight victory but broke a small bone in his non-pitching hand when he punched a cooler in frustration after leaving in the eighth inning with a 4-1 lead.

After giving up six runs in 3 1-3 innings at Los Angeles in his next start, he skipped his turn at home against the Angels. The day after the missed start, Rogers shoved the two cameramen when he walked onto the field for pregame stretching.

When reading a two-page, handwritten statement Wednesday, Rogers apologized to his teammates, family, fans and the cameramen who have filed assault reports against him with police. He didn't explain his actions or take questions then, and offered no explanation Saturday night.

Calcountry
07-11-2005, 05:26 PM
Screw the Roaster.

Coach
07-11-2005, 06:29 PM
Not sure why he's acting like a major a-hole. But his numbers does show the fact that he does belong in the AS game, either you like it or not.

Pitt Gorilla
07-11-2005, 06:41 PM
"He is the Gambler."

Coach
07-11-2005, 07:09 PM
I wonder how you guys think of this new format that the HR Derby is doing.

Frazod
07-11-2005, 07:29 PM
Good for him. He should go - he earned it.

Rogers beat up A CAMERA. If he'd beat the shit out of the guy, it would be a different story - he didn't. The cameraman wasn't hurt - he may say he was, but I'd bet my paycheck if someone not worth suing had broken his camera, he'd be just fine and dandy.

Of course, he's being demonized by the press, and it's dogpile time. Well, the talking heads don't think for me, regardless of how much they'd like to. I'd get tired of those goons sticking cameras in my face, and I really can't blame Rogers for snapping.

Did he f#ck up? Sure. Does what he did rate this anti-Rogers shitstorm? NO. The All Star Game is supposed to be about the fans, and Rogers DIDN'T attack any of them.

Coach
07-11-2005, 07:34 PM
Good lord. Abreu just ripped off 20 HR's in a HR Derby, and his bat got worn out from hitting the baseballs.

Valiant
07-11-2005, 07:48 PM
Good he deserves to be there... **** all the nay-sayers, of course I would have done the same thing to you if you could not understand the word 'no, quit video taping me..."

Calcountry
07-11-2005, 08:17 PM
Good for him. He should go - he earned it.

Rogers beat up A CAMERA. If he'd beat the shit out of the guy, it would be a different story - he didn't. The cameraman wasn't hurt - he may say he was, but I'd bet my paycheck if someone not worth suing had broken his camera, he'd be just fine and dandy.

Of course, he's being demonized by the press, and it's dogpile time. Well, the talking heads don't think for me, regardless of how much they'd like to. I'd get tired of those goons sticking cameras in my face, and I really can't blame Rogers for snapping.

Did he f#ck up? Sure. Does what he did rate this anti-Rogers shitstorm? NO. The All Star Game is supposed to be about the fans, and Rogers DIDN'T attack any of them.I just want his suspension to be during there visit to Oakland next week. ;) lol

Calcountry
07-11-2005, 08:19 PM
Good he deserves to be there... **** all the nay-sayers, of course I would have done the same thing to you if you could not understand the word 'no, quit video taping me..."Next time he should just flip the mascot a 20, and sneak in.

papasmurf
07-11-2005, 08:40 PM
Good for him. He should go - he earned it.

Rogers beat up A CAMERA. If he'd beat the shit out of the guy, it would be a different story - he didn't. The cameraman wasn't hurt - he may say he was, but I'd bet my paycheck if someone not worth suing had broken his camera, he'd be just fine and dandy.

Of course, he's being demonized by the press, and it's dogpile time. Well, the talking heads don't think for me, regardless of how much they'd like to. I'd get tired of those goons sticking cameras in my face, and I really can't blame Rogers for snapping.

Did he f#ck up? Sure. Does what he did rate this anti-Rogers shitstorm? NO. The All Star Game is supposed to be about the fans, and Rogers DIDN'T attack any of them.


:clap::clap::clap:

Miles
07-11-2005, 08:43 PM
Good lord. Abreu just ripped off 20 HR's in a HR Derby, and his bat got worn out from hitting the baseballs.

Yeah that was pretty impressive. 24 in the first round and it seemed like he was up there forever.

Not sure I care for this new format though. Its cool that it shows all the various countries these guys are from but because of it many of the best power hitters are not there.

Miles
07-11-2005, 08:50 PM
Being a prick isnt something that should keep someone off the All-Star roster. Since the league didn't include it in Rogers suspension it was entirely his right to either go or stay at home.

Coach
07-11-2005, 08:52 PM
Yeah that was pretty impressive. 24 in the first round and it seemed like he was up there forever.

Not sure I care for this new format though. Its cool that it shows all the various countries these guys are from but because of it many of the best power hitters are not there.

I agree. I like the 4 NL vs. 4 AL players, and how it was formed in years past.

Count Alex's Losses
07-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Kenny is appealing the suspension too. While I think he should remain home, I really don't care as long as he continues to pitch well.

Bowser
07-11-2005, 09:01 PM
Good lord. Abreu just ripped off 20 HR's in a HR Derby, and his bat got worn out from hitting the baseballs.

He's on the juice.

Coach
07-11-2005, 09:04 PM
He's on the juice.

Maybe, but Ivan Rodriguez has gotten ALOT smaller.

Miles
07-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Maybe, but Ivan Rodriguez has gotten ALOT smaller.

Yeah he definitly shrunk. I head somewhere that he dropped the weight because at his larger size he wasnt as good of a defensive catcher. I havent exacly watched the Tigers this year but is fielding stats are back to what they were when the was an outstanding fielder.

Speaking of Pudge, him being at the homerun derby show exactly what sucks about the new format. The guy has 6hr and has never really been a big HR hitter but guys like Vlad are not there.

Count Alex's Losses
07-12-2005, 07:23 PM
Well, Kenny just got booed by the entire stadium.

Frazod
07-12-2005, 07:25 PM
Well, Kenny just got booed by the entire stadium.

That sucks. :shake:

CoMoChief
07-12-2005, 07:33 PM
Everyone booed his ass during introduction ceremony.

Count Alex's Losses
07-12-2005, 07:41 PM
So did Gary Sheffield. OWNED! ROFL