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Bill Maher joins MLB
http://www.metsblog.com ^ | 6/03/2012 | self

Posted on 06/03/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT by xkaydet65

According to Metsblog, Bill Maher has ponied up $20million to buy an interest in the New York Mets. Any Mets fans here, like myself, may be thrilled that Santana pitched that first Met no hitter before this news went public. Being a Mets fan just became infinitely difficult.


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1 posted on 06/03/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

The best reason to root against the Mets.


2 posted on 06/03/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: xkaydet65
If that filthy punk were to gain an ownership interest in the Red Sox,Patriots or Bruins (I'm not a basketball fan) I'd divorce that team completely and I'd let them know why.
3 posted on 06/03/2012 4:56:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Mugabe Had A Son He'd Look Like Obama)
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To: xkaydet65

But Rush can’t own an NFL team?


4 posted on 06/03/2012 4:57:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: xkaydet65
Any Mets fans here, like myself, may be thrilled

Now that's a cheap thrill, everybody knows it was a one-hitter. The ump must be the one Patrick Fitzgerald was talking about, with sand in his eyes.

5 posted on 06/03/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: xkaydet65

*LOL*....hope the both lost their panties...


6 posted on 06/03/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

lose


7 posted on 06/03/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: xkaydet65
As a Yankees fan, my typical reaction to the Mets, and Yankees-hating Mets fans has always been "I don't hate the Mets. I NOTHING the Mets. The Mets fortunes have been relevant to Yankees fans exactly twice in history: In 1986, when I actually rooted for the Mets, and in 2000, when they were an overmatched WS opponent for a Yankees dynasty.

My reaction to Bill Mahr has always been pretty much the same. I NOTHING the man. Thus, it takes the combination of the two to finally make me hate both.

Sort of like "Two great tastes that taste great together," only exactly the opposite.

8 posted on 06/03/2012 5:00:34 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: xkaydet65

OK I am now a Yankees fan, as of this moment.

I will never again root for the Mets or attend one of their games. I will never watch them on television.


9 posted on 06/03/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: A_Former_Democrat

That’s exactly what occured to me!


10 posted on 06/03/2012 5:01:34 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Bingo! Maher is the most disgusting piece of trash I’ve ever seen. Rush is uplifting and encourages people to reach for the stars. More leftist hypocrisy on parade.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 5:02:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: xkaydet65
According to Metsblog, Bill Maher has ponied up $20million to buy an interest in the New York Mets.

A very small interest. He's an investor, not an owner. Not a very big deal, unless you're the type who refuses to buy a Macbook because someone you hate owns a few shares of Apple stock.
12 posted on 06/03/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

One more reason to dislike the Mets.


13 posted on 06/03/2012 5:08:07 PM PDT by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

One more reason to dislike the Mets.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
"But Rush can’t own an NFL team?"

I don't think Rush would ever want to buy an interest in the NY Mets!

15 posted on 06/03/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: gusopol3

I think that ump was working first base in a certain WS game also.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 5:17:40 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: xkaydet65

I find it amazing that a man with as little talent as Bill Maher has $20 million to spend. HBO must be charging way to much. How much could this guy be making to thrill his hundreds of viewers?


17 posted on 06/03/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ditto !


18 posted on 06/03/2012 5:29:42 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks xkaydet65.
...Maher has ponied up $20million to buy an interest in the New York Mets.

19 posted on 06/03/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Rush was done in by ignorant black racists, enabled by self-hating, “progressive” whites too cowardly to stand up to their arrogant entitlement buffoonery.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Baynative

To: xkaydet65

“I find it amazing that a man with as little talent as Bill Maher has $20 million to spend.”
My thoughts exactly, how this man is able to make more than minimum wage is one of the great mysteries of the universe.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: xkaydet65

WOW. I really didn’t know that sleazeball was that rich. He is a washed up talk show host. Amazing.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xkaydet65

WOW. I really didn’t know that sleazeball was that rich. He is a washed up talk show host. Amazing.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xkaydet65

WOW. I really didn’t know that sleazeball was that rich. He is a washed up talk show host. Amazing.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I amazed he’s amassed 20 mil from his one hour a week on HBO. Does he do more that I don’t know about ? HBO is overpaying him.


25 posted on 06/03/2012 5:52:08 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: xkaydet65

Another reason to hate the Mets


26 posted on 06/03/2012 6:02:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: xkaydet65; okie01; BluesDuke; All
Commissar Selig, aka the Emperor Without Clothes, aka Baseball's Version of Forrest Gump, will have no problem with Maher getting a share of one of "his" teams. Selig is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist 'Rat, so why should he?

If this were, say, Rush Limbaugh, he wouldn't even get a chance to talk about owning a even a minority share in a club. Conservatives need not apply. If I'm not mistaken, there hasn't been a Republican owning a significant part of a Major League Baseball franchise since George W. Bush left the Texas Rangers to run for governor of Texas. (That was 1994.) Selig will keep it that way as long as he's the Commissar.

27 posted on 06/03/2012 6:04:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: mortal19440

It’s amazing that this talentless phuck has been able to amass $20 million to invest in anything.


28 posted on 06/03/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: xkaydet65

As a diehard Mets fan I’m well rehearsed in ignoring who owns the team for several years now.


29 posted on 06/03/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by garv (Conservatism in '12)
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To: justiceseeker93

I think George Steinbrenner was a Republican. When I posted this i had truly forgotten about Rush’s effort to become a part owner of the Rams. Were he to try to buy a share of an MLB franchise, I’m sure he’d be denied.


30 posted on 06/03/2012 6:16:48 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: A_Former_Democrat
"But Rush can’t own an NFL team?"

But don't you know? Rush expressed opinions that could, given certain circumstances and contexts, be tenuously interpreted as being prejudicial against Blacks. (Although that conclusion is subject to serious challenge.)

Maher has on the other hand, leveled unambiguous attacks against Conservative men, Conservative women, Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals, gun owners, believers in traditional marriage, members of the US Military and probably several other groups and individuals that escape me at this moment.

So the lesson learned here is ..... if Rush were to be more broad based, crude, prolific and unambiguous in his assault on all with whom he disagrees, then his qualifications as a sports team owner would be above question.

Got that now?
31 posted on 06/03/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I imagine he gets hot stock tips in exchange for his continued propagandizing. Straight from the DNC. Right before their decisions on major issues regarding said tips is announced.

An investigation into the mysterious wealth of many untalented libs would likely reveal interesting results.


32 posted on 06/03/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: xkaydet65

Maybe they’ll give him the stadium job of enforcing the “no soft drinks > 16 ounces” law.


33 posted on 06/03/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: xkaydet65
I think George Steinbrenner was a Republican.

Think again. Look at his political contributions down through the years; the lion's share went to 'Rats. Yes, he got in trouble with his illegal contribution to the Nixon campaign, but Nixon was an exception to the rule, for whatever reason.

34 posted on 06/03/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: xkaydet65
Freese took a dive in the ninth and the "crowd" of millionaires behind home plate was pathetic (they did stand with 2 strikes and 2 outs in the ninth though, must have figured out something important was going on.

The only real fan was assaulted by security and hauled away when he ran on the field to celebrate.

Maher and the Mets deserve each other.

I used to ride my bicycle 15 miles to Shea and climb a tree to look over the outfield fence to watch a game in the 70's, whats going on there now with the ticket prices is disgusting.

35 posted on 06/03/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: xkaydet65

Something is wrong with a nation where someone like him can make enough to have $20 million to spend on anything.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 7:25:02 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: justiceseeker93

Nolan Ryan?


37 posted on 06/03/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: xkaydet65

One more reason to despise the Mutts.


38 posted on 06/03/2012 8:43:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: presidio9
The Mets fortunes have been relevant to Yankees fans exactly twice in history: In 1986, when I actually rooted for the Mets, and in 2000, when they were an overmatched WS opponent for a Yankees dynasty.

And in those two series per season since 1997 when they meet in interleague play.

39 posted on 06/03/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: justiceseeker93
If I'm not mistaken, there hasn't been a Republican owning a significant part of a Major League Baseball franchise since George W. Bush left the Texas Rangers to run for governor of Texas.

I think Nolan Ryan is a pretty overt Republican.

40 posted on 06/03/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: xkaydet65
I think George Steinbrenner was a Republican.

I think he was a Blue Dog Democrat. His involvement in campaign finance that got him convicted was with Democrats for Nixon.

41 posted on 06/03/2012 8:49:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: All; xkaydet65
Rush isn't fit to be a part-owner but Bill Maher is?
42 posted on 06/03/2012 9:59:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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