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  • Vern Gambetta
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    Vern Gambetta on #14714

    I have had several people ask me why baseball does not change. The comments were something like this – After all those are multi-million dollar players, don’t they want them to get better? The answer is simple and it transcends baseball. In order to change you must want to change. Then you must make a sincere and total commitment to change. You have to wipe the slate clean and start an

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    Dave Hegland on #68050

    Re:  The throwers falling flat at WC's….Didn't Nelson and Hoffa do well?  I know Breaux didn't perform as expected, but were the throwers a real disappointment?  Honestly asking here, I don't follow the throws closely. 

    Mike Young
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    Mike Young on #66617

    I missed that. The American men's shot putters are among the most consistently best performers in championship situations….especially given the nature of field events make them much more unpredictable than sprints.

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    Dave Hegland on #66618

    That was my impression.  When is Nelson not in the medals?  I did a poor job of quoting above, this is what I was referencing:

    "American throwers fall flat on their faces in World Championships â?? Why? Because their preparation and training are stuck in the past it is about as contemporary as a Jefferson Airplane vinyl album."

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    mortac8 on #66619

    That was my impression.  When is Nelson not in the medals?  I did a poor job of quoting above, this is what I was referencing:

    "American throwers fall flat on their faces in World Championships â?? Why? Because their preparation and training are stuck in the past it is about as contemporary as a Jefferson Airplane vinyl album."

    Reese Hoffa did fall flat on his face….with joy after throwing 22.43 a few weeks before the WC …then later winning the WC.

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    barto on #66620

    The American male discus guys did not perform well.  The other American throwers had a very good championships, including Breaux.

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    sprint400 on #66621

    I have jefferson airplane on vinyl, and it still sounds as great.

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