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Re(2): Dumping for Place at Dania?

Posted on October 16, 2003 at 05:41:32 PM by Bluto

If there's one thing I've learned about Jai Alai over the years its the looks can be deceiving, which is why its good to see an actual breakdown on the situation like Craig has done. I've seen games where it looked like not just the place team but nearly every team in the game was dumping points. I can think of players, Juanito at Miami for example, who seem to be the king of sloppy game wins, where it seems that nearly every time they win, its on a series of stupid mistakes or bad drops by other teams. Years ago, when I was going out to Dania every night, there was an early game player named Uribe (or something similar to that) who I swear, every time this guy won a game it was on a series of blown serves, missed rebotes, kill shots put in the pad, easy drops and the like. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that the vast majority of the time a bad drop or a sloppy throw is just that, a bad drop or a sloppy throw. As far as the intentional dump to ensure a spot on the board, the only thing even similar to that I've ever heard of was the tournament siutation with Yannel years ago, and he paid a pretty heavy price for that career wise.

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