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  • 01/25/2009, 05:47AM ET

The inception of the DF should be made in 09 so players like Andruw Jones could have jobs.

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We're in a struggling economy. We need to help create as many jobs as possible.

For the Andruw Jones's of the world, I propose baseball make a DF rule. Not only would it help these offensive duds, it would also help create jobs for notoriously bad fielders such as Adam Dunn, Bobby Abreu, and Manny Ramirez as they'd now have replacements on the field.

Dan Uggla is no longer a problem! Simply let him bat as usual and allow Alex Cora to take his spot on the field!

If Endy came back to the Mets, you could sign Dunn/Manny and combine either of them with Endy.

Under this proposed new role, which DF/Hitter combination would make the best combination of players on the same team?

Name yours while I think of mine...


It's hard to tell if you are serious about this as a topic, so I'm going to go on the assumption that you are in fact being serious. That will hopefully avoid any potential bashing for my actually arguing it or from you using "I was just kidding" as an excuse.

"We're in a struggling economy. We need to help create as many jobs as possible"

Of course! What better way to improve the morale of a country in the midst of a financial crisis than to provide more jobs for overpaid, spoiled millionaires like pro baseball players. Particularly ones that pay them for doing half their job.

"it would also help create jobs for notoriously bad fielders such as..."

Funny, last time I looked, none of those players were waiting in the unemployment line. Nor were they applying for food stamps or getting Government cheese.

Some potential problems with your idea. What happens when the DF cannot field? If Mr. Gold Glove turns into Mr. Butterfingers? What do you do then?

Besides, why would you want to eliminate bad fielders from the game? They provide a certain amount of mystery and entertainment.

Who will ever forget the classic home run that bounced off Jose Canseco's head?


Wow... Didn't even answer the question.

If this was such a stupid throwdown, you shouldn't have accepted it.

I was hoping the responder would come up with their combination, since this isn't a serious subject, but they took it seriously, bashed it, and got 16 votes in the process...



Hopefully next time the person responding won't neglect the topic.

I'm done with this one...


"If this was such a stupid throwdown, you shouldn't have accepted it."

I never said it was a stupid Throwdown. That came from someone else in the comments section.

"I was hoping..."

You know what, don't hope. Clearly state your intentions and this will not happen in the future. A simple "just for fun" or something of the kind would have set things straight from the beginning.

"Hopefully next time the person responding won't neglect the topic."

Where do you get the topic was neglected? Clearly I responded to several of your points in your opening argument.

"I'm done with this one"

The TD equivalent of "I'm taking my ball and going home." If that's the case, just forfeit the damn thing.

You aren't the first person to have someone accept your TD and argue it differently than you intended or expected. It's happened to me before too.

Here's a hint, grow up and argue it. Don't whine about it in the comments section and the argument section. Certainly don't be rude and insult people. I guess you missed that part in "How to win friends and influence people."

It's ony a Throwdown, not life or death. Relax.


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Did you say something????




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