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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    I wonder how many incidents there are of the athletes being improperly grabbed and kissed by women are when they're at events that no one ever tells about? I'd have to think it's probably pretty common.
    You must recognise the difference, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    You must recognise the difference, right?
    Of course there's a difference in size and strength (most of the time), and the ability to force your will on others. But that doesn't mean the players themselves aren't sexually assaulted either. It could also possibly suggest to a young player from a different culture that it's normal behavior when they're subjected to it, and they may not see it as being wrong. That does NOT excuse them doing it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Of course there's a difference in size and strength (most of the time), and the ability to force your will on others. But that doesn't mean the players themselves aren't sexually assaulted either. It could also possibly suggest to a young player from a different culture that it's normal behavior when they're subjected to it, and they may not see it as being wrong. That does NOT excuse them doing it though.
    Thatís fair.

    Obviously itís much easier for an athlete to resist advances as they have the influence. Itís the abuse of influence thatís the underlying issue with the recent celebrity sexual harassment cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Yelich for Bo +++

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Realmuto would be terrific in a Toronto jersey. Expensive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    Yelich for Bo +++
    Bichette? Not a chance. Toronto should have 2 untouchable prospects prior to a full season in the bigs, Vlad and Bo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    Yelich for Bo +++
    Jays aren't giving up Bo. But I can see them trading Alford and Zeuch, and another piece while taking on some contracts that's Marlins want to move like Prado and Chen to facilitate that move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    Yelich for Bo +++
    Bo, Alford, Zuech for Yelich and Zeigler would just be peachy.

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    Yeah I don't think Shatkins trades Bo, and I don't expect the Marlins to be content with a package centered around Alford, though who the hell knows what the Marlins are doing. If the Jays agree to take Prado and/or Chen, then maybe they can get Yelich for less.

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    I would include Bo in a trade that brought back Realmuto and Yelich + salary. Would add some solid long term pieces on the roster this year while keeping the prized jewel in the organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Bo, Alford, Zuech for Yelich and Zeigler would just be peachy.
    Ewww... Yelich and Realmuto, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekFatAss View Post
    I would include Bo in a trade that brought back Realmuto and Yelich + salary. Would add some solid long term pieces on the roster this year while keeping the prized jewel in the organization.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenRopes View Post
    Bichette? Not a chance. Toronto should have 2 untouchable prospects prior to a full season in the bigs, Vlad and Bo.
    I'd say Vlad is the only prospect who should be unavailable in a deal for a player of Yelich's value. I wouldn't want to see us move Bo for any sort of short term option but for Yelich it's a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    I don't really doubt those allegations.
    The fact that two teammates(1 former, 1 current) have publicly apologized to her makes think they aren't surprised by the behaviour. I don't think he deserves a suspension, but if he gets one...oh well.

    I grew up loving hearing the stories of athletes and womanizing. I got to witness it as my friend was a ball boy who was instructed every game to give notes from Jesse Barfield to young girls in the crowd (with instructions of where to meet him). I loved that story...even laughed it off when one of the girls from my high school (16 at the time) said that he sent her a note. Now I just wonder how many others were underage.

    In the end what's the worst that happens about all this? Athletes, politicians and actors are forced to actually show some restraint.
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    You have to realize we have a real life celebrity who posts on our boards Roy firestone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHurl View Post
    The fact that two teammates(1 former, 1 current) have publicly apologized to her makes think they aren't surprised by the behaviour. I don't think he deserves a suspension, but if he gets one...oh well.

    I grew up loving hearing the stories of athletes and womanizing. I got to witness it as my friend was a ball boy who was instructed every game to give notes from Jesse Barfield to young girls in the crowd (with instructions of where to meet him). I loved that story...even laughed it off when one of the girls from my high school (16 at the time) said that he sent her a note. Now I just wonder how many others were underage.

    In the end what's the worst that happens about all this? Athletes, politicians and actors are forced to actually show some restraint.
    Geeze don't call on humanity, bro. Lets all gather a conscience. Women throwing themselves at them is enough, but they have to draw a line... Seriously, with some of these guys it's ridiculous, use your fucking brains boys, you have it all, regardless.

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