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Old 10-29-02, 07:49 AM
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Anybody else feel sorry for that little kid in the World Series?

I never watch baseball...but I did actually watch most of game 7...and at the end of the game, when the Giants lost, they kept showing that little boy in the dugout...I felt so sorry for that kid...that was like the saddest thing I've seen.
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Old 10-29-02, 08:30 AM
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i don't feel sorry for him. did you see the footage of when the giants scored and almost ran over the little kid? kids that young shouldn't be anywhere near the dugout let alone the field of play.
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There's no crying in baseball.
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Old 10-29-02, 09:01 AM
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one great thing about being a kid that young
even though your dad's team just lost the world series..
all it takes is an ice cream cone to make you the happiest person on earth again
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No, I don't feel sorry for that kid. His dad's a multi-millionaire. In ten years that "poor little kid" will be sniffing cocaine off a hooker with a thousand dollar bill.
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Originally posted by devilshalo

"I'm sorry, son, we're not going to Disneyland"

thats just wrong
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Hmmm... feel sorry for a kid that got to be in a place that most kids would never get to be and growing up with financial resources that most adults will never have. Uh, no, not really anything to feel sorry for him over.
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Hmmm... feel sorry for a kid that got to be in a place that most kids would never get to be and growing up with financial resources that most adults will never have. Uh, no, not really anything to feel sorry for him over.
I know. I mean what other childhood event that any of us had could compare to chilling in a dugout while the World Series is going on?
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Old 10-29-02, 10:33 AM
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The title of this thread should be "Anybody else feel jealous of that little kid in the World Series?"... I don't feel sorry for him, I doubt he'll remember much about this series when he grows up.
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Old 10-29-02, 10:54 AM
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Baseball might ban kids from dugout

October 28, 2002

Many fans got a kick out of those cute kids serving as bat boys for the San Francisco Giants during the World Series. But commissioner Bud Selig doesn't think it was harmless fun and plans to consider new rules regarding who is allowed in the dugout.

"Nothing's been decided. I know it's an issue that will be addressed,'' Rich Levin, a spokesman for Selig, said Monday.

Darren Baker, the 3 1/2 -year-old son of Giants manager Dusty Baker, was nearly hurt at home plate in Game 5 last Thursday when he ran out to retrieve a bat while the ball was still in play.

J.T. Snow scooped up the youngster by the neck of his jacket and took him out of harm's way, just as David Bell came speeding around third.

Sons of other Giants also served as bat boys, including those of Barry Bonds and Shawon Dunston.

Kannon Kile, the 5-year-old son of late pitcher Darryl Kile, was an honorary bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals during the playoffs.

"Obviously, this thing got out of hand,'' Selig told the New York Daily News.

Giants owner Peter Magowan has said he would be against age limitations.

"If they said no kids under 15 in the dugout, we'd certainly be against that,'' Magowan said during the World Series. "I think our fans love our bat boys. They're nice looking, they're well-behaved. I think it's one of the reasons players want to play for the Giants.''
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Old 10-29-02, 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
I know. I mean what other childhood event that any of us had could compare to chilling in a dugout while the World Series is going on?
How about chillin in the dugout when your dad's team actually won the WS? That would be better.
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Old 10-29-02, 12:07 PM
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Yep, I feel sorry for the little guy.
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Old 10-29-02, 12:09 PM
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They're nice looking, they're well-behaved. I think it's one of the reasons players want to play for the Giants.''
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Old 10-29-02, 03:24 PM
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No! Get the kids out of there! It isn't day care!
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Old 10-29-02, 03:54 PM
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Actually, I laughed. I'm a Giants fan too.
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Old 10-29-02, 03:59 PM
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The snafu in Thursday's 16-4 Giants' win, in which Darren Baker, the pint-sized bat boy, had to be pulled out of harm's way at the plate by J.T. Snow before an onrushing David Bell -- simply trying to score on Kenny Lofton's triple -- might have clobbered him.

Turns out, Lofton might be the one to blame.

"Darren really likes Lofton," Baker said. "And he's competitive. He and this kid were arguing -- I don't know who it was -- but he figured he was going to get a jump on the kid and go get (Lofton's) bat.

"Usually, he stands behind me, and I tell him to go before he goes out. This time, he was going to get a jump on everybody.

"It's not going to happen again," Dusty Baker said. "I'm hoping him and other kids are not prohibited from the dugout. I'm not proud of it. I don't like seeing my kid all over the TV in that light.
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/postseason/story/5832218



Shawon Dunston, Jr. - the son of the Giants' reserve outfielder - provided the inside scoop.

"It was actually my turn to get the bat, but guys were arguing so we just said, 'OK Darren, you can get it'," Dunston Jr. said. "He just ran out there so fast and almost got runned over. J.T. could have smeared him, but he saved him instead."
http://bigleaguers.yahoo.com/mlbpa/n...nbakerftr.html



Such well behaved boys!

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Old 10-29-02, 04:09 PM
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Nope. He is associated with Giant scum.
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The kid is crying because his dad had promised to buy him all these toys if they won with the bonus money.
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Old 10-29-02, 06:25 PM
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Isn't Dusty like 94? What's he doing with a 3 year old kid?
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Old 10-29-02, 07:03 PM
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I felt sorry for him for a second, then I realized he shouldn't even be there. I guarantee you, if he's in the stands with his mom or grandmother, or whatever, he won't be crying. But then again, he got to be in the dugout for 5 games of the World Friggen Series. Come on...
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Old 11-01-02, 01:54 AM
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Did the Giants get an error for this kid being on the field when the ball was in play?
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