4: chop seal on the mitchell report – braking news!


by Chop Seal

Hello evrybudy, llok at all those hits! Somebudy is reeding this blog. Seel s write gud enuff to do jurnalism and beet writeng. The Mitchell report comes out today and what do you thikn it will say about the BRaves? Oh, the sealmanity! I have lurned that Jimme Smith is up for an award and may have to go to Norwae. Dian LAne is coming to stay with me. Now, baseball . . . who will batt behind TushY? Talk basseball now. Sealthinks.



235 Responses to “4: chop seal on the mitchell report – braking news!”

  1. 1 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Yo, seal…. Diane Lane… hummm, Better than Red Velvet cake….. Watch your whiskers.


  2. 2 nolimitsfreethinker December 13, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I would say if anyone is deserving of being awarded the esteemed Wurlitzer…that person would be “CL” for her superb efforts in creating this great site where friends are welcome to gather and talk braves and stuff…congratulations!…to CL…

    jimmy is doing a great job too…and baby seal…


  3. 3 arkansashillbilly December 13, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Alright folks let’s play a little game:

    Pick 10 names that you think will show up on the Mitchell Report. Let’s see who can get the most correct out of 10.
    You CANNOT pick:
    Barry Bonds
    Sammy Sosa
    Mark McGwire
    Jason Giambi
    Jason Grimsley
    David Segui
    Javy Lopez
    Rafael Palmeiro
    Ryan Franklin
    Guillermo Mota
    Mike Cameron
    Jose Guillen

    All of those are either already known, or highly suspected so lets go with some other names.


  4. 4 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Really curious about the names in that report. The comments of those whose names appear will, without doubt, be interesting! Bet the sale of Tums has sky-rocketed.


  5. 5 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:13 am

    John, what a very kind gesture!! This Lady is really touched! Thank you! 🙂

    Back shortly. Duty calls!


  6. 6 arkansashillbilly December 13, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Oh forgot Canseco and Juan Gonzales. They’re off limits, too.

    1. Brian Giles
    2. John Rocker
    3. Jeff Bagwell
    4. Marcus Giles
    5. Albert Belle
    6. Mike Hampton
    7. Dante Bichette
    8. Glenallen Hill
    9. Brady Anderson
    10. Brett Boone


  7. 7 arkansashillbilly December 13, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Those are my 10 picks. Let’s hear y’alls.


  8. 8 arkansashillbilly December 13, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Pettie and Clemens have both been mentioned by ESPN. Get those guesses in folks before they all get leaked.


  9. 9 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    carolina lady for the wurlitzer! only problem is lew is blogging with mets fans over on another blog. maybe lew will check in soon. what will carolina lady choose? one of the jones? dodger blue? wicky? laying on the ground behind the mound (oh, the memory!) or perhaps bobby cox (must be smeared). or perhaps gorkys or jair or jo jo?

    report will be out in 55 minutes. stay tuned for discussion of favorite braves player who is caught. chop seal will be there with news. journalist jimmy smith is $$$green green green$$$ with envy. still not working!


  10. 10 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    report underway. steroid use rising – not all can be detected. some names revealed. more names likely. not an isolated problem. many players. braves players included. 5-7% mlb players tested positive – low estimate of real usage. most current players declined to talk with mitchell. allegations corroborated by evidence. goose is cooked. franco, justice, neagle, pratt, mercker, stanton, byrd, holmes, matthews jr, rocker. oh, the humanity! more to come.


  11. 11 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    At least it was Matt Franco and not Julio…. I would think the Latin players would be smart enough to just have a mule bring in a shipment via the southern border.

    I took steroids for my knees…. Did not help my career in the over 40 beer league, I wonder what I was doing wrong? Oh yeah, forgot to take the HGH with that, plus the exercise.

    One thing for sure, you think the little birdies are signing now? Wait until the Feds get involved. Guys will be outing their grand mothers faster than Michael Vick’s posse turn on him.

    Absolutely CL should be recognized but perhaps we should come up with our own unique award. The Yamaha, the Hammond, maybe even the Rock-O-la…..


  12. 12 arkansashillbilly December 13, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    I agree, Gil. I’m sure many of the disgruntled ones will turn “Sammy the Bull Gravano” on the ones that slipped through the cracks. This is just the beginning.


  13. 14 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    no current braves mentioned.

    mitchell said current mlb players were not cooperative.

    wonder if mr. met takes steroids? big head. on team with big steroids problem. in fact, real big head. looks like jimmy smith’s blog picture, though, so journalist must not cast stones.

    and soon the canaries will sing. soon the birds of capistrano will take flight. soon the pigeons will roost. can’t get that in most blogs. not just baseball . . . stuff. would do stuff in green but not possible no matter what you may have read here. wurlitzer indeed – imagine! no, just kidding. carolina lady is deserving of the wurlitzer – and we must keep the name – for it is ours. and several wurlitzer winners have moved here. more here than there? not sure.

    and is chino cadahia the strength and conditioning coach of the braves? if not, who? and does that coach strap on a leotard? oh, ugly, ugly thought! chino cadahia in leotard.

    and now we know why neagle could train whistle so loud. and how many of these players were ex-mets? hmmm….

    and golly, gee, and whillikers. in case that is missed by anyone.

    and a word to chop seal who has covered this story all day and on limited fish . . . thankyouverymuch, chop seal. application for chop seal blog has been made with anne cox chambers but there has been no answer. could anne cox chambers be chop chick? old chick? biker babe? on back of small bike, big seat? pedal extenders? mr. magoo?

    and andruw is a dodger. good for car dealers in los angeles.

    and sja was here briefly. seems to have mellowed. of course, no rr to fire up the sja.


  14. 15 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    “Willie Harris signed with the Nationals.” Pretty soon I will not have to drive to Atlanta to see the Braves play, I can take the two hour drive to DC and watch Willie and Ryan play….. Pretty soon more ex Braves will be in Washington, just don’t know who yet.

    SJA was just hanging with a bad crowd before. It is difficult to soar like and eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys…..


  15. 16 berigan2electricboogaloo December 13, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Was hoping against hope Clemens would not be on that list….makes sense though….Mike Stanton, David Justice….would have our one and only WS win without juice??? Did they give it up after 1995, and that is why we didn’t win any more??? kinda-sorta 😉
    Pratt was on steroids???? Wrong kind apparently….


  16. 17 CL December 13, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    from the Official Atlanta Braves site:

    Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz issued the following statement today in response to the report issued by Senator George Mitchell:

    “With the release of Senator Mitchell’s report and Commissioner Selig’s comments on behalf of Major League Baseball, we mark a significant moment in baseball history.

    For too long, all of us — players, teams, media and especially our great fans — have had to hear and read constantly about the issue of use and abuse of performance-enhancing substances.

    We believe the Mitchell Report will allow us to move forward and continue the progress we have seen since Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program began in 2002.

    Now we can look forward to a new day in baseball when we can focus on and enjoy this great game and the talented players who play it.”

    He didn’t say anything. :-/


  17. 18 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    CL … It is the standard press release as advised by the Commissioner’s office.


  18. 19 CL December 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Hey, Gil! It sure is a bunch of words that says absolutely nothing. I don’t think anything will really change; too much money.


  19. 20 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    A little something I have learned in my life, if a person wants to break the rules to gain an edge, they will always find a way to do it. Making a new rule will only make life harder for those who already are flying the straight and narrow.


  20. 21 CL December 13, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    If cheaters were given the boot, it would stop. But there are too many greedy people with too much money who do not want it stopped.

    Rose broke the rules and was banned. The Black Sox. But it is selective and everybody knows it. Does anyone think for one second that Clemons will be penalized?? Most of the others? Nope.

    The people involved love money too much and the love of money is the root of all evil. Read that somewhere.


  21. 22 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Howdy, all! They wouldn’t let me use Grinch, so here I am. Finals are over and I am loose on the streets. Unfortunately, I’m too tired to go out tonight so I’ll likely be here blogging with you fine folks instead.

    CL, Rose broke the rules but not as a player; he did it after he’d quit. I think he absolutely deserves to be in the hall as a player (he’s only the best there ever was) but should be banned from managing.

    How ’bout ol’ Todd Pratt doing the juice and hitting about .180/2/12? Reckon what he’d have hit without it? Yikes.


  22. 23 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Berigan, who did you think was better, Turbo or Ozone?


  23. 24 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Stinky, I’ll admit I just heard that argument on the radio this afternoon; I didn’t realize he was still playing. How about this: I don’t give a ^%$# what he did; anyone who played the game better than anyone else EVER played it ought to be in the hall. There are plenty of athletes with reprehensible personalities that are still at or among the best at their positions; their ability is undeniable whether or not they cheat on their wives or their taxes. Kobe shouldn’t have schtupped that white girl in Colorado while his wife was takin’ care of the kids; does that mean he can’t drop 80 on any given night? Pete’s a jerk; does that detract from hits and stolen bases? Not think so. Speaking of reprehensible personalities, good to see you here. 🙂


  24. 25 CL December 13, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Grinch, I am so delighted that you finally made it here! Congrats on completing the exams! (How’d you do?)

    I agree that Rose was one fantastic player – just look at the phenomenal numbers – but he broke a cardinal rule. Maybe that dissuaded others from gambling also; we’ll likely never know.

    If Bonds got the same harsh treatment it might go a long way towards stopping this cheating.

    Cheating cannot be tolerated. Even the Twins use of the air flow in their dome against the Braves was cheating. Play honestly or don’t play at all.


  25. 26 CL December 13, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Stinky, behave or you’re outta here.


  26. 27 CL December 13, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    “That bad” is up to me to decide.

    2 rules here: keep it clean and no attacks.


  27. 28 CL December 13, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Once more v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, Stinky:

    keep it clean
    no attacks

    Simply put, behave yourself.


  28. 29 flbravesgirl December 13, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Grinchy!!! You survived all the exams, hope you’re kicked back relaxing now. It’ll be strange getting used to the new name though.


  29. 30 CL December 13, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Hey, FBG! How’s the new ‘puter?


  30. 31 berigan2electricboogaloo December 13, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    morpheus45 Says:
    December 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Berigan, who did you think was better, Turbo or Ozone?

    Morph, (Do I know you well enough to call you Morph? 😉 ) I can safely say……I have no idea of what you speak!!!!! Video games? Sports radio shows? Nicknames for Lenny Dykstra and Chuck Knoblong(SP?)


  31. 32 flbravesgirl December 13, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    The computer is impressive, CL. Apparently now I need to be upgraded. I’m still figuring out how to use it.


  32. 33 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    chop grinch may be available. should try. and now, next mitchell report . . . what is happening with all the big fish in the georgia aquarium? are hunters about? perhaps giggers? and how about that willie harris! harris and langerhans should provide a potent batting attack for the nationals. and andruw is sure to like the dodger dogs. perhaps with a little m-u-s-t-a-r-d? let’s hope andruw will remain humble. and who has a dodger dog story? now, flbravesgirl, do not forsake the oven for the new computer. important to bake this time of year.


  33. 34 CL December 13, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    You’ll love it! I had an ancient Compaq with a 6gb hard drive (Win98) and learned that thing inside out. Had to, with that tiny hd! After many years, finally stepped up to an HP Pavilion with XP. At first, I felt as if I had landed in alien territory and threatened to install Win98 just so I could be comfortable, but I stuck with it and now I love it! What did you get?


  34. 35 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Grinch, try GrinchII. You just gotta be Grinch! 🙂


  35. 36 berigan2electricboogaloo December 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I imagine Grinch2electricboogaloo is still available!
    Or Grich, which would be a fine tribute to the longtime California Angel Bobby Grich. Oh, I have lots of good ideas…..someday I might even share them!


  36. 37 flbravesgirl December 13, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    jimmy, I assure you that the oven is getting plenty of work. So far I have made double choc. biscotti, butter cookies (the spritz kind), macaroons, Russian tea cakes, M&M cookies & peanut butter kiss cookies. Plus fudge, peanut butter bonbons, buttermints & cinnamon-sugar frosted nuts. Yesterday I made 6 dozen sugar cookies & a dozen big Christmas tree-shaped decorated brownies for a client. Trust me, I’ve barely had time to check out the new computer because I can’t get out of the kitchen.


  37. 38 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Berigan, Turbo and Ozone were the two breakdancing protagonists in “Breakin’ 2: Electric boogaloo” from which I assume you took your screen name from. Methinks you should not use a clever screen name without being familiar with its origins. Bad Berigan.

    CL, my dad is Grinch II; I am Grinch III. ’twill not do.

    FBG, you of all people should be used to my connection with Morpheus (no, other people, that doesn’t mean anything nasty).

    Stinky, I agree your principle should be applied to Bobby Petrino.

    Jimmy, you think Arkansas Hillbilly has been gigging our whales? His university gigged our coach.


  38. 39 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    ok, grinch, take it . . .

    then duck.


  39. 40 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    And here I was pleased because I managed an apple strudel with raisins, nuts and cinnamon. I am in FBG’s dust!! 🙂


  40. 41 flbravesgirl December 13, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    CL, I got what my sister ordered. She’s the tech person in the family. I know it’s a Dell with Vista Premium & an amazing 20 in. flat panel monitor. Other than that, I have no idea. It works, that’s all I care about at this point.


  41. 42 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    At the risk of being obvious – did you consider using GrinchIII?? 😉


  42. 43 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    LOL! I do understand. Like my knowledge of electricity: switch up = on
    switch down = off. Otherwise call brother or Aaron.


  43. 44 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    I’ve been reading some of Mitchell’s report regarding Clemens and his history with McNamee and it appears that Roger was still paying McNamee even into 2007.

    “Clemens appears to be one of the two people associated with baseball — Andy Pettitte is the other — who have remained loyal to McNamee after he left the Yankees. Clemens has remained a source of income for McNamee up to and including 2007.”

    According to Mitchell’s report, Clemens was instrumental in having McNamee hired by the Yankees.

    Sorry business this all is.



  44. 45 mrgil December 13, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Welcome Grinch….. now cookies, wow, that’s enough sugar to power a small town or at least a classroom full of first graders.

    I have noticed the jimmysmith develops a nervous twitch when ever FBG fires up her oven. Perhaps he keeps hoping another red velvet cake will fall his way.

    I have a recipe for fruit cake that calls for Jameson Rye whiskey but discovered I could save a lot of time and trouble by just consuming the Jameson straight up and popping an occasional candied cherry.


  45. 46 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    perhaps grinche would still be available. sounds french. or maybe mexican. not sure. and this blog has drawn stinky. good? bad? carolina lady gonna let stinky stay? well, even stinky needs a better place to blog than over there. and bobby petrino must have really wanted out. marion campbell again? alive? dead? does no one know? and the new coach should clean house. yep, clean house. fumigate. dust under the pillows. and jimmy smith is not familiar with spritz-kind butter cookies. perhaps a sample could be sent to this journalist along with samples of all the mentioned goodies. and didn’t arthur blank take petrino away from louisville just after petrino signed a big contract to stay there? pot calling kettle black? whatever that means. rain is coming! rain is coming! and now, pete rose . . .

    pete rose was likely the best baseball player this journalist can remember seeing. could beat the braves by his pete rose self. charlie hustle – at a time the braves did not hustle all the time. always taking an extra base. always rattling braves pitchers. could not root for pete rose against the braves but always impressed with the play of pete rose. could play many positions – could always hit. bad haircut, though.


  46. 47 Bob, journalist December 13, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Rose broke the rules but not as a player; he did it after he’d quit. I think he absolutely deserves to be in the hall as a player (he’s only the best there ever was) … methinks maybe the Grinch’s last name is Rose!

    He did hustle … may or may not not have broken the rules while he was playing, and his play on the field was certainly Hall worthy … but, it bothers me not that he hasn’t been so recognized. One must be wearing rose colored glasses to think he was the best there ever was.

    I liked his style of play, especially in his early years, but seems to me Hustler Pete cried foul and wanted a mulligan when old Gene stopped the streak.

    I have no problem with the record books or even The Hall recognizing the accomplishments of those not enshrined … but, I don’t think that those who have brought shame to the game should be honored with enshrinement.

    Well, at least Senator Mitchell’s report will provide fuel for discussion over the coming days …

    Early start for us tomorrow and I still owe John an email which I’m going again to defer … and need to edit something over on “Baseball’s Magic Moments”. Goodnight all!


  47. 48 journalistjimmy December 13, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    why call a dead giraffe?


  48. 49 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Bob, sure hope you’re feeling better and hope Carol is fine.


  49. 50 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    jjs, you forget nothing, do you?? 🙂 🙂


  50. 51 CL December 13, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    1,693 hits

    ‘Night, y’all!


  51. 52 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Good question, Jimmy; I actually wondered that myself. Even a live Giraffe would have trouble with tech support using only hooves, no matter how well shod.

    Bob, perhaps I shouldn’t have said he was the best ever; I certainly haven’t seen them all and I generally abhor blanket statements. Perhaps Cobb or Ruth, though they weren’t exactly model citizens either. Teddy Ballgame deserves a nod too, especially considering his multi-year millitary service right through the heart of his prime. My point is Rose didn’t stick a needle in his butt to make him get 4256 hits, 1314 RBI, 160 HR’s and 198 SB’s, nor did his betting on a game after he did all that affect it either. The hall is about the greatest players, not the nicest guys, and anyone who would argue Rose isn’t ONE OF the best ever players doesn’t have a leg to stand on, IMO.

    MrGil, Jameson is best consumed neat or on the rocks with a nice Macanudo or Honduran; you are a man of taste and style.


  52. 53 morpheus45 December 13, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    I also forgot a .303 BA in 24 seasons.


  53. 54 flbravesgirl December 13, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    jimmy, it’s my grandmother’s butter cookie recipe. You put the dough in a device called a cookie press & it squeezes fancy-shaped cookies onto the pan. Some people call them spritz. The new press I’ve got has a trigger so it looks kind of like a cookie gun, which I find amusing since it “shoots” very dainty little flowers, stars, hearts, etc.


  54. 55 morpheus45 December 14, 2007 at 12:00 am

    FBG, does it have a swastika setting? Yes, I know I deserve to burn in hell for that but I spent the first half of my day delivering an enormous lecture on the Battle of Britain; cut me some slack. Plus, you know it’s a funny idea.


  55. 56 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Bad Grinch. Bad, bad, bad.

    How about the disc that has hearts,diamonds, clubs & spades? You could play cards & serve matching cookies. Not sure how well that would go over at Guys’ Poker Night though.


  56. 57 Bob, journalist December 14, 2007 at 12:17 am

    I don’t really trust Wikipedia but, according to them … “In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds,/b>. … After years of public denial, in 2004 he admitted to betting on, but not against, the Reds.

    I’ve also read somewhere that he has admitted betting on every game while he was a manager … and, since he was a playing manager … that would mean, well … maybe it depends on the color of one’s glasses.

    Well, if anyone asks, I’ve been asleep since my last post … Good night!


  57. 58 Bob, journalist December 14, 2007 at 12:18 am



  58. 59 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Good night, CL. Good night, Bob. Good night, John Boy.

    Grinch, are we the only 2 still awake?


  59. 60 morpheus45 December 14, 2007 at 12:26 am

    That would definitely be a gay card game…not that thre’s anything WRONG with that (cough, cough).

    Bob, if I was that good and that much of a competitor and someone told me I wasn’t, and I put money on my team and then went out and went 4 for 5 with 2 SB’s for said team…it’s not like he threw games. I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree. I WILL say he had a bad haircut.


  60. 61 morpheus45 December 14, 2007 at 12:31 am

    FBG, your earlier post gave me diabetes just reading it. However, it also gave me the munchies. Yum, yum.


  61. 62 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Now you know I’ve been a busy little baker lately. At least this year I’m getting it done in an organized manner (unlike some past years where it turned into the Midnight Bakery).


  62. 63 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Grinch, I gave up smoking 12 years ago and fear that a good cigar would trigger the urge to reacquire the taste for tobacco. So I will just limit my vices to the wild women and alcohol.

    I never could acquire the taste for scotch but found that Jameson was a very acceptable substitute especially the 12 year old. Very smooth….


  63. 64 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Let’s see if I can shut this thing down. Good night y’all.


  64. 65 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Bob, journalist
    Didn’t Rose admit to everything in ’04 in part to get re-admitted to the game of Baseball??? Those were the rumors at least…..I have to say I am on Grinch’s side with Rose. Ty Cobb perhaps murdered a black man, he is still in the hall. No talk of taking him out. Cap Anson almost singlehandedly kept African-Americans out of baseball for 60+ years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap_Anson
    If anyone shouldn’t be a HOF’er, it’s him IMO…..
    IF Rose ever bet against his team, then kick him out of the Country…If he just bet on his team to win, let him in!


  65. 66 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 1:30 am

    It takes a man to shut down this here blog at night!

    Kidding, Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂


  66. 67 nacly December 14, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Mornin’, All!

    Rose should be in the HOF, as a player. Ask yourself this: could he play…and far better than most? That’s a yes. I’ll leave judgement of his ‘outside the game’ activities to…others.

    Have no doubt, if this wonderful “(dis)information age” existed 100 years ago, would there be anyone in the HOF? All it takes is a ‘sniff’ of impropriety and the ‘court of public opinion’ sprints to take up its position. Pretty sad, actually. It takes a lifetime to establish one’s legacy, and one malcontent to post something to unravel it, proven or otherwise. I have a real problem with that!

    Am I henceforth banned!?! 🙂


  67. 68 arkansashillbilly December 14, 2007 at 8:55 am

    “Jimmy, you think Arkansas Hillbilly has been gigging our whales? His university gigged our coach.” –Grinch

    HA!!! I’m not so sure I need to mention anything about being an Arkansan right now. Apparently we’ve been blackballed by the entire nation over this deal. Thank goodness the Mitchell Report came out yesterday to take the heat off. I was about ready for the witness protection program.

    “Trust me, I’ve barely had time to check out the new computer because I can’t get out of the kitchen.”–FBG

    And that’s where a woman SHOULD be. =-) (kidding) Good Lord, girl, take a break…Sit down and watch Jeopardy or something. You’re working too hard.


  68. 69 journalistjimmy December 14, 2007 at 9:20 am

    oh, the humanity! in the kitchen? better be ready to duck, hillbilly. journalist encouraged grinche earlier to take this one but grinche was dulled by the battle of britain. won, right? and what of the pscyhology professor? coming for dinner? and aaron giraffe was the first of the untimely deaths of great zoo animals. and roger clemens is chagrined! that’s right, chagrined! must be the needles. and no current brave was named in the mitchell report. and cookie gun. jimmy smith would like to have a cookie gun. perhaps for christmas? and is there a cheese gun? cheese in a can. and where is the sja? like to blog with the sja. used to blog with that jackass a lot on the other blog. and will more move to this blog? lots of hits. cutting edge toe journalism done here. cookie talk. bob. pete rose. big red cookie machine. and whither jeff francoeur on the television discussing the mitchell report? new team face? new, uh, spokesperson? and homeboy’s statement was garbage in, garbage out. much like arthur blank, only not rich. homeboy. said nothing. could have acknowledged how many ex-braves were named and expressed shame and disappointment. didn’t. looking the other way? or dumb? and where was frank during all this? dumb, too? maybe frankster will report on this. nah, probably not. and mr. magoo . . . good avatar, right? saving it for someone special. and dell computer . . . flbravesgirl, this journalist is considering the purchase right now. some cookies would help jimmy smith make up jimmy smith’s mind. and what if grinche sat on the roof with a cookie gun? must go to work now.


  69. 70 arkansashillbilly December 14, 2007 at 10:32 am

    “oh, the humanity! in the kitchen? better be ready to duck, hillbilly.”

    It’s all in the plan, journalist. She’s so wrapped up in cookies and chocolate, whatever whe throws at me is sure to be freshly baked. Free sweets for me. Journalist could learn a thing or two from this dumb old redneck. You saw the turkey/gamewarden story, right? 🙂


  70. 71 CL December 14, 2007 at 11:36 am

    jimmysmith, this lady’s Most Precious Daughter bought an Acer a few months ago and it is a super machine. Acer is just breaking into the US market and there are some terrific buys available right now.

    Mine is an HP Pavilion a556x purchased several years ago. Absolutely love it!

    Would highly recommend both.


  71. 72 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Interesting you mention Acer. Didn’t know they were making computers, I have a scanner of their’s. I’m not saying it’s old, but no joke, I have a sticker on it that says….Get ready for Win98. Hope this Win98 is better than Vista!


  72. 73 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I laughed (and agreed) ESPN writer Jim Caple when I read his comments about David Justice being eligible for the first time on the HOF ballot
    David Justice: If Justice and Halle Berry had children during their short marriage, how impossibly good-looking would they have been?

    He talks about other first year on the ballot folks,a few even even seriously….


  73. 74 CL December 14, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Hey, Berigan! Win98 wasn’t a bad program. I could go into those files and fix/modify/whatever most anything in it. Wouldn’t dream of doing that with XP. Daughter has Vista and it suits her needs; she mainly goes to game sites, reads. Doesn’t use programs, etc.

    That link was interesting. I hate to see that Caple is voting for Bonds, though. Voting for him = endorsing cheating, steroids, etc.

    Nacly, I too think Rose was an incredible player. He gave it his all, and without drugs. His numbers are just unreal!


  74. 75 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Well perhaps you had a better Win98 than me, mine liked to crash a bit. Better than 95 though!!!
    Yeah, I wouldn’t vote for Bonds either. Or at least keep him from being a 1st ballot HOF’er. Make him wait.
    We do look at some cheating with less vemon though, don’t we? Gaylord Perry’s spitters(As Caple mentioned) didn’t seem to P.O. people the same way. Perhaps spitters being around so long is the reason?
    They were legal at one time, and there is a guy in the HOF, forgot his name, who was “grandfathered” into being allowed to keep throwing them after the pitch was banned. Anyone know the guy???


  75. 76 nacly December 14, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    CL…you have to call me Salty…that chemistry thing doesn’t do it for me…’cept when Bob, J hails me!

    Win98 = Blue Screen of Death! Vista has been more stable than any of them…to date. But, in typical M’Soft fashion (and my cynicism), I’m expecting the unexpected at the most inopportune time!


  76. 77 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    “How about the disc that has hearts,diamonds, clubs & spades? You could play cards & serve matching cookies. Not sure how well that would go over at Guys’ Poker Night though.”

    Yeah FBG… I can see that now… jimmysmith would have to watch out for that seal of his always eating a winning hand. Jimmysmith “honest guys, i had another ace here somewhere”…..

    Also very hard to shuffle sugar cookies…. 🙂


  77. 78 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Other than having to buy new software and having driver issues, the transition for me from Windows 95, 98 and 2000 to Windows eXPensive was fairly positive. I am not going to go down that road again however. I still have several laptops that are using Windows 2000. Just a little harder to install some hardware.

    I think it all comes down to what works for you. Hey, best time I every invested was taking two semesters of IT to learn how to use Microsoft Office. I recommend Corel to anyone who does not have an office program. Does the same thing for a 10th of the money. Once you learn one, you can usually figure out the other.

    Real key to owning a computer is “back up your files” and make sure you have a warranty. It is not a matter of if your computer will crash, it is always when….


  78. 79 CL December 14, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Hey, Salty! Maybe I was just fortunate but I didn’t have that much trouble with W98. Have had zero problems with XP, and since I switched to Firefox, haven’t had problems with the browser. IE hung up too frequently.

    Berigan, to my thinking, if Rose is banned from the Hall then Bonds should be also. Rose’s play was without drugs, Bonds’ is with, which (to me) makes Bonds more the villain. Both were wrong in what they did, but no body challenges Rose’s records. Everybody will challenge Bonds’. He cheated. No HOF.

    If Bonds is voted in, then he’s being told “It’s OK that you used drugs.”

    Just my $.02 🙂


  79. 80 journalistjimmy December 14, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    a cookie gun . . . this intrigues jimmy smith. could make a lot of money at the ballpark with a cookie gun. fire a cookie into the mouth of chino cadahia. and what kind of devious mind invents a cookie gun? and if jimmy smith had a cookie gun and a friend needed to borrow jimmy smith’s cookie gun, well, no problem. also would send that friend some cookies and a pie. would be the right thing to do.

    and journalist googled mitchell report and found this is not the first mitchell report! that’s right, not the first. mitchell apparently gets around. also came up with some calabash seafood. not sure why.

    and jimmy smith is considering a new photo for this blog. not sure if jimmy smith will change as the current photo seams to suit this journalist well.


  80. 81 CL December 14, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Recipe alert!

    Home-made Chicken Pie! So easy you’ll hardly believe it!

    9″ pie pan
    2 Pillsbury ready-made pie crusts (one for top, one for bottom)
    3 cups cooked mixed vegetables
    1 cup corn
    1 can Cream of Chicken soup
    1 can Tyson’s chicken (water packed)

    Set oven to 350
    sit 2 crusts on cabinet to come to room temp
    Cook the vegetables in pot on top of stove
    Drain most (95%) of water from cooked vegetables
    Add the can of soup and the drained chicken to the vegetables
    Add about a half can of water or milk
    Mix well

    Unroll one crust and fit into pie pan
    Pour the veg/chicken mixture into the pie pan
    Unroll the top crust and fit it on top
    Seal and trim the edges

    Bake at 350 for :20
    Remove from oven and place foil on the edges
    Return to the oven for :25
    EN-joy! It is sooooo good!

    You’re welcome! 🙂


  81. 82 CL December 14, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    jimmy, you wouldn’t send a Red Velvet Cake, as well??


  82. 83 journalistjimmy December 14, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    journalist most certainly would also send a red velvet cake. journalist would overnight it, too.

    lots of good cooking here. not just cheese and bbq.

    from carolina lady: “Unroll the top crust and fit it on top
    Seal and trim the edges”

    and why would anyone put crust on top of baby seal? not appetizing at all. seal hair. that’s right, seal hair.

    and now, pie journalism:


  83. 84 CL December 14, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I knew as soon as I wrote it that I was going to get grief…….



  84. 85 nolimitsfreethinker December 14, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Wow!…this blog has received more hits than Rodney King at a policemen’s convention!…whoops…sorry ’bout that…ghost of ol’ sja made me say that…


  85. 86 CL December 14, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Hey, John! Wow. We are approaching 2,000 hits.

    Sure wish they’d blog with us! 🙂


  86. 87 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Looks like the D’Back have been busy on the trade front. They picked Dan Heran from Oakland for a handful of prospects. I am glad he did not end up with the Mets. Looks like a good year to be playing the AL West in interleague play.

    That’s okay John, free thinking allowed here too….. Just have to be careful of how out loud you are 🙂


  87. 88 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Well!!! Thank goodness we don’t have to face the diamondbacks much! They gave us fits last year, and just got Dan Haren from the A’s….



  88. 89 berigan2electricboogaloo December 14, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Also mentioned in the story is that the Diamondbacks traded there very good closer to the Astros. Astros gave up several players. After their 5 for 1 trade for Tejada a few days ago….will the ‘stros have to go with a 20 man roster next year???
    In a separate deal Friday, Arizona traded major league saves leader Jose Valverde to Houston for reliever Chad Qualls, infielder Chris Burke and right-hander Juan Gutierrez from the Astros.


  89. 90 nolimitsfreethinker December 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    mrgil…ol’ sja has been muzzled…and forced to attend charm school…could be working too…

    CL…this blog will soon be turning them away at the door…bound for success…

    …and whither BobJ?…


  90. 91 CL December 14, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    I think Bob is still recovering from the ‘flu he had and is taking care of Carol after her last chemo treatment.

    Have heard nothing from Savannah Guy since he left on the emergency trip to ATL, so I’m praying everything is working out all right. Mrs SG has had a pretty tough round.

    Y’all pray for these very good people!


  91. 92 journalistjimmy December 14, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    hmm… u.p.s. truck in the driveway. looks like a package for jimmy smith. still warm. can it be?

    sja, bob is thought to be in the tub. stays in the tub a lot. blogs in the tub sometimes. not a pretty thought.

    now, journalist has just returned from a christmas concert. most wonderful. oboes. flutes. harp. harp seal. well behaved. in church. no disturbance. and now, harp music . . . must use imagination. not baseball – instead, stuff.

    now, baseball . . . david justice had a beautiful swing. was that swing drug induced? was that swing oiled by steroids? and mike stanton – what was in that little glove?


  92. 93 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    No cookies for Berigan or Hillbilly. Berigan, I actually meant shutting down the new computer, by the way.

    Are any of y’all besides Grinch joining Lew’s spring training trek? I’m going to try to meet up with them at some point & I’m sure I’ll be asked to provide baked goods. Other than that, you’re probably going to have to wait ’til I move to Georgia & we have a gathering of some sort to get Red Velvet cake, cookies, etc.


  93. 94 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    I was surprised Justice’s name came up in the report. I wouldn’t have suspected him.


  94. 95 arkansashillbilly December 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Me and my big mouth. 😦


  95. 96 arkansashillbilly December 14, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    I was surprised at that, too. But not near as surprised as I was to see Pratt’s name. Boy, he really wasted his money, didn’t he?


  96. 97 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Speaking of stuff….. All this talk about fried pies made me think of my former next door neighbor. She was a very large woman with a wonder laugh who hailed from Southern Pines, NC.

    She ran a boarding house on our street and two of her specialties were fried apple turnovers and the best home made yeast rolls you ever put in your mouth. Often I would ride my bike over to her house just before supper hoping to get a small treat of one of those mouth watering morsels.

    She also taught me how to make homemade peach ice cream. Using preaches from our orchard, she would peel and slice them and blend them with a concoction of cream, vanilla, sugar and love. We would pour it into a vat surrounded by ice and rock salt and we would turn the crank until the mixture hardened. Then she would ask me to play several hands of Canasta until the ice cream was ready and we would each have a big bowl. She too was a true Carolina Lady and I thank you folks for jogging those wonderful memories up for me.


  97. 98 CL December 14, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Wonderful memories, Gil!! Used to love playing Canasta! 🙂


  98. 99 CL December 14, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Hillbilly, reading many pages of Mitchell’s report last night, most players mentioned were writing multiple checks for many thousands of dollars; a couple (and I can’t recall their names at the moment) had only 1 or 2 checks for a couple hundred dollars. Obviously not big users, nor repeat users.


  99. 100 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Funny, I never learned to play bridge but played canasta from age 6.


  100. 101 CL December 14, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Bridge was never interesting to me but my family always enjoyed Canasta when I was growing up. Many great hours around the kitchen table! 🙂


  101. 102 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Yep, I can remember some real cutthroat games played four handed and “railroad” canasta with six people. 🙂


  102. 103 CL December 14, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Never tried the 6-hand, but played many 2- and 4- handed games. Sometimes getting that ‘meld’ was tough!


  103. 104 CL December 14, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    11:00 – gotta end this day. Seems like that clock rules my life! 🙂

    ‘Night, all!


  104. 105 mrgil December 14, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    You have to use 3 decks. Can get wild. Remember playing on many family trips with my older brother who was much better than I. Of course he was 6 years older but it made me a better player.


  105. 107 flbravesgirl December 14, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Good night, CL!

    Does everyone else have to log in every time you return here (or is it some kind of security thing on the new machine I haven’t figured out yet)?

    Hillbilly, did they say when Pratt was supposedly using? Might not have been when he was with the Braves. I hope not, but if it was it doesn’t appear to have done anything for him.


  106. 108 berigan2electricboogaloo December 15, 2007 at 12:55 am

    flbravesgirl ,
    You not only took cookies away from arkansashillbilly and me, but from the board as well! 🙂 or something like that. What browser are you using???(I am no computer expert by the by….which I will prove….now! 🙂 )
    If you have Internet explorer, click on tools, then internet options. Then click on the 3rd tab from the left, privacy. Click on advanced. I have custom settings, for some reason. I am sure it seemed like a good idea when I did this! So I have clicked on the box, override automatic cookie handling. Is this box clicked, or is everything “grayed” out? I chose accept 1st party cookies, like those from this site, but block 3rd party cookies.
    I recall with an older version of IE, I had blocked all cookies, which didn’t work so well, had to sign in everywhere, and some sites didn’t let me on their home page, period. This MAY be your problem…or not.
    No doubt, after I mention all this, you will have Mozilla!!!! 😦


  107. 109 mrgil December 15, 2007 at 1:21 am

    3000 walruses die in stampede attributed to global warming. Did FBG have the oven on too long? And what of Lew? Only 12 inches of snow…. good thing planet is getting warmer or we would hear from the esteemed artist until next June. I am hedging my bets and buying property a mile inland from the ocean so by the time I am ready to sell it should be on the water front.

    Discovered seals can swim for an indefinite period. However, they must surface periodically for red velvet cake. Question…Would you call a dead giraffe shorty? So many questions, so little time…..


  108. 110 journalistjimmy December 15, 2007 at 8:51 am

    from mlb.com: Braves veteran Chipper Jones was among those questioning the body of evidence contained in the Report.

    “I was a little surprised at the amount of hearsay that was in the report,” Jones said. “If your name was brought up in this report, the rest of your career, you are going to hear about it, and that’s unfair if your name was included without rock-solid proof. There’s just too much gray area.”

    yes, that is the problem with chipper . . . too much gray area – too little gray matter. and why did the current players refuse to speak with/cooperate with mitchell?

    how aboout this from chipper? “if you engaged in the use of steroids you cheated. if you cheated, you were wrong. if we are going to clean up this mess we need to be truthful and cooperate with the commissioner’s office and with investigators to end the steroids abuse and return integrity to the game of baseball.” nah, will never happen.

    airheads. but can hit. wish this journalist could hit a curveball.


  109. 111 mrgil December 15, 2007 at 11:57 am

    One should remember that MLB Players Assoc. is not a real union. A real union would not allow for such a huge pay spread. A real union also would not allow for members to speak directly to the news media because they can always find someone who is not very bright to “say a few words”.

    Former Nationals catcher, Gary Bennett, man upped and admitted what was said about him was true. Jimmysmith, I have to agree that it would be nice to hear something like that from Chipper but maybe he remembers the reception Palmerio got after he tested positive. Personally, I think Ralpheal was likely telling the truth that he did not knowingly take the steroids.

    There will be a lot of “I did not have sex with that woman” type posturing but in the end the vast majority of those brushed with hearsay evidence will be found to be lucky they did not receive an indictment for their actions.


  110. 112 bonanner December 15, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Hello, I would like to post here with you. I understand you talk baseball and pudding. There have been some famous baseball players named Bo. There have been some great puddings named nanner. I think we should get along fine. What is required to get on the cookie mailing list? Your new friend, Bo Nanner


  111. 113 mrgil December 15, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Yo Bo, Bo knows pudding, maybe Bo knows baseball. We cannot just say no Bo.


  112. 114 CL December 15, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Hi, Bo! We’d love to have you here any time you can peel yourself away to blog. (Great avatar; looks just like you.) You’ll have to talk to FBG about the Cookie List; she’s the Head Baker.


  113. 115 berigan2electricboogaloo December 15, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    To be fair to Chipper, he may really feel this way, Both that players are tarred and feathered by a guy trying to get a lighter sentence, and that the union should have cooperated with Mitchell. I’d hate to be censored by the fact I belonged to a union, and couldn’t really say how I felt on a subject. Remember some dopes have tried to say he was on steroids…always been too skinny to be on the juice, IMHO…..could still be an airhead though! 😉 personally, I think he spent too much time around Turner, and ummmm, you know…….


  114. 116 bonanner December 15, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I have to say I am a bit disappointed my avatar has not yet appeared. I hope I won’t get too much mail from the ladies when they see how handsome I am. I’d now like to talk some baseball. It seems there is debate as to whether or not Chipper is an airhead. Well, I once read Chipper’s diary and I can confirm that he is, indeed, an airhead with nothing but gristle between the ears. I fully expect Carolina Lady to reprimand me for that statement. “Now, don’t say that about my Hoss.” Wait! That wouldn’t be Carolina Lady, would it? That would be that other blog host, the little guy, frankster. Carolina Lady is the multi-syllable blog host. Well, by now, you know that you have blogged with me before. Over there I was not known as Bo Nanner but I was controversial much like SJA and Stinkee. Some may remember me as the blogger without the avatar. Some may remember me for my music. Until later, your friend, Bo Nanner


  115. 117 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    From the Hot Tub

    I was a little surprised at the amount of hearsay that was in the report
    Has Chipper read the body of evidence contained in the Report? Can Chipper read?

    Me little gray cells, like the old mare, are no longer what they once were … but, the only gray cells in Chipper’s memory bank may just be of his rumored 2006 visit in Philly. Wilbur, while Hoss is a hoss … his remarks are not worthy of Wurlitzer consideration. Perhaps the ghost of Alan Lane came to him in a dream and read and explained it to him … bah humbug!

    Then again, perhaps, the same folks what gave John Schuerholz his “no comment” speech, gave Hoss his as well … but we do know why the current players refused to cooperate with Senator Mitchell … it was simply a matter of fehr or the silent, informal taking of the fifth of Royal Salute, which they didn’t want to do, though they could afford it .

    If you engaged in the use of steroids you cheated. If you cheated, you were wrong. If we are going to clean up this mess we need to be truthful and cooperate with the commissioner’s office and with investigators to end the steroids abuse and return integrity to the game of baseball” … WELL SAID!!

    Perhaps it can be otherwise rationalized but methinks those who refuse to so do should be held in contempt by those of us who love the game and we should loudly send that message!!

    Some folks seem to want to accept what has happened as having happened … accept it and move forward, perhaps out of fehr that to otherwise so do will bring the game to its knees. Mama used to say that getting down on your knees was the best, and sometimes the only, way to again be able to stand up straight!

    For those who haven’t, methinks … contains some well expressed insights and thought food from our free thinking friend!

    Well, I have to get out of the Hot Tub now … it looks like it’s already getting dark and it ain’t even 3 … back after lunch and the storm, should it so evolve.


  116. 118 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Oops! I wrote myself a note that such tags must include a closing tag following a reference, but I’m old, forgetful and forgot why I did it and where I put the note.

    Methinks this might work … The Mitchell Report … enjoy!


  117. 119 journalistjimmy December 15, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    falcons players are heaping it on petrino for character issues but seem not to notice mv7 is wearing a prison suit. free mike vick, indeed! arthur blank is talking about the departed coach’s character and ignoring blank’s own shortcomings (signed petrino away from louisville just after petrino signed a new contract – what goes around, comes around).

    that was stuff – written so that this journalist could transition to baseball. oh, the humanity! how shallow!

    now, baseball in this town is not baseball anywhere else. what is happening here? the atlanta braves organization is supposed to be one of the best.

    owners and management and players owe some kind of response to the fans. a dozen ex-braves (and who else on this team?) were clearly users (mitchell named those identified by witnesses and he had corroborating evidence). so, “don’t disparage anyone” but haven’t you clowns disparaged the game? and the organization? and humanity? well, maybe not humanity – but doesn’t look good.

    so, turn away. and the commisioner will “take action”? bullfeathers (can say that, carolina lady?). what are the braves doing to clean things up? what journalist will find out? why is the union stance more important to the players than right and wrong and the integrity of the game? while chipper and crowd are looking the other way maybe fans will choose to look the other way when these clowns take the field. this journalist is a baseball fan but jimmy smith despises weak character displayed for all to see and mealy-mouthed drivel like that of chipper and j.s.

    petrino decided he no longer wished to be a part of a sorry organization and bailed out. he took less money elsewhere to find a new and better environment. did he do it the right way? he’ll have to live with his own actions (and maybe realized this better than most who are now criticizing him) but he won’t have to live in an organization with no morals and with all the look the other way, one more chance crap.

    braves brag on being a class organization. well, act like one. speak up and speak out. condemn the use of steroids. condemn the use by braves players. make a statement by ending the careers of any who violate the rules. end the careers of those in the organization that have already violated, or enabled others, or knowingly tolerated the use of steroids. players. coaches, manager, execs – if they were part of this get rid of ’em.

    don’t let idiots be the team spokespersons. that would include chipster and francoeur (only a kid and thinks like one). a team president who slinks away from this is no better a spokesperson than one who is afraid someone may be tainted on hearsay. hey, dumbo, the entire game is tainted! and it ain’t hearsay. think deeper than your chaw.

    this is a very different blog than that other one we were used to. no room for this kind of talk there. someone must demand accountability. since the local media is not likely to do so (gimme a break there) perhaps it will be the fans who must say, enough.

    now the report is done and fault is being found with the reporter and the report. where is the outrage? 12 ex-braves – maybe more. current players wouldn’t cooperate. chipper talks about hearsay and never condemns that the players refused to cooperate in the investigation! screw hearsay. cooperate and get to the bottom. clean up your game, superstar.

    and pete rose is a bad guy? are there any good guys left?

    the game is damaged. some players have hurt themselves and the game. some continue to do so by refusing to get mad and do something about this mess. some are following the wrong leaders. and these guys do appear to be followers – certainly not leaders. uh, go figure.

    and now, pie . . .


  118. 120 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Well said, Jimmy Smith, well said indeed!!


  119. 121 CL December 15, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    jimmy smith, that should be a Letter to the ajc Editor! Very well said. Even with bullfeathers. 😉

    My personal opinion why those IN the game and that union turn a blind eye: money.


  120. 122 nolimitsfreethinker December 15, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    bullfeathers?…here! here!…


  121. 123 nolimitsfreethinker December 15, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I know…it’s supposed to be hear! hear!…:)


  122. 124 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    There, there esteemed thinker … Jimmy Smith for Commissioner!


  123. 125 journalistjimmy December 15, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    journalist is off to norway on short notice. have something to pick up there and then will be right back. in the meantime, arrangements have been made with diane lane to stay with baby seal (prefers chop seal now) while jimmy smith is away. should chop seal blog in poor taste, carolina lady must be quick with the deletion! not saying chop seal would do such a thing but one can never be too sure about a seal that is forced to eat bad pudding. still, there are redeeming qualities with diane lane . . .

    and whither the new blogger, bo nanner? real blogger? coming over from that other blog? spy? can spell? string words together? use of capitalization? english is native language? still can’t write? your and idiot? your the best! golly, gee, whatever you say? oh, the public schools! and did the public schools turn out journalists who have no courage? can’t ask the tough questions? have to be pals?

    and if a journalist saw a ballplayer rubbing a substance on another ballplayer in a locker room environment might that journalist step up and say, “hey, h–s, what are you rubbing on there?” tobacco juice? gum residue? booger residue? steroids? or might that journalist just look away and walk off in disgust? with no mention of the ladies undergarments being worn while the rubbing is taking place . . . yes, this blog ventures where others dare not go. and why dead animals? why do we focus on the dead animals rather than the living? sad commentary. still blogging about a giraffe dead for more than a year

    By journalist jimmy smith

    July 13, 2006 08:04 PM | Link to this

    aaron the giraffe is dead! that’s right, aaron the giraffe is dead. what did it? toes! toes are not to be trifled with. journalist will compose self and post a proper obituary later.

    p.s. survived by betunia giraffe. condolences to betunia. this town needs a toe man. quick!

    By journalist jimmy smith

    July 13, 2006 08:15 PM | Link to this

    aaron giraffe, age nine, died today at zoo atlanta. aaron succumbed to toe issues. aaron is survived by betunia giraffe, the sole remaining giraffe in atlanta. aaron’s sweet spirit and long neck will be remembered by thousands of atlanta children who ejoyed his witty banter and love of the braves. aaron scored 90 on the hk intelligence test, which is smart for a giraffe. in lieu of flowers please send acacia tree leaves and shoots. oh, the mammality!

    By journalist jimmy smith

    July 13, 2006 08:32 PM | Link to this

    yes, bob, toes did him in. aaron had toe issues and required surgery. he had anesthesia but came out of it and briefly walked around and drank water. toes are not to be trifled with. aaron was nine years old.

    By journalist jimmy smith

    July 13, 2006 08:38 PM | Link to this

    does a braves player have what now might be called, giraffe toe? is it possible that a braves player is suffering from overgrowth on the medial claw of the front hoof? jimmy smith will stay with this story until we have an answer. this is what journalists do.

    see, there are plenty of live animals to talk about and we dwell on the late, great, aaron giraffe. never did find a coffin for that big boy. flushed. that’s right flushed. city of atlanta. pay the fine.


  124. 126 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    The more I read “We believe the Mitchell Report will allow us to move forward and continue the progress we have seen since Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program began in 2002” the more disappointed I become … perhaps outraged is a better word.

    Realizing that I may be censured, mocked and even banned for so saying, methinks
    that if we would but stop trying to solve problems before we knew what they were … and/or without due regard for what they actually are, … then perhaps more problems would be solved!

    Regardless, there’s a cancer eating away at the game, maybe our entire fabric …

    The drug testing program isn’t and never was the problem … nor was or is it a solution … it’s just a way to try to cope with it … and then, after the 1,000th time of getting caught, they get a slap on the wrist while crying all the way to the bank.

    The problem may never be solved … but, it certainly want so long as the players and management don’t fully embrace the notion that the game is for those of honor … that to knowingly cheat is dishonorable, that those who so do are to be despised and banned from participation … first offense! The simple truth is that those who truly embrace those principles never consider cheating so stiff punishment is appropriate as a way to address the dishonorable few who get into the system.

    The notion of “innocence until otherwise proven” has some merit but pragmatically, it has become more of a haven for the guilty than a protector of the innocent. Those connected with the game should also embrace the notion that it is incumbent that their conduct be such as not to bring suspicion upon themselves … as having so cheated or violated the rules … and that to so do is grounds for severe sanction by the game’s governing body, including banishment in the best interest of the game.

    Modifying the close of the Braves President’s no comment, “Then and only then will be able to look forward to a new day in baseball when we can focus on and enjoy this great game and the talented players who play it


  125. 127 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    A few days late and couple of dollars short but I just posted this on the Chop Chick’s Blog

    Thanks ssiscribe … for the kind words on “Braves and Stuff“. I agree with Sir Guy that it’s good to see you there … and hope it’s on a regular basis!

    I don’t think you’ll find that writing for newspapers is much different than other endeavors when it comes to that learning curve … thinking back, after 10 or so years of experience, I probably thought the same thing … maybe even after 20 … but, over the years, I’ve come to modify that view … though it didn’t come easy. We can reason with anyone … the trick is getting on the same page and then allowing them to reach our conclusions and perhaps even gaining some insights ourselves.

    Unless Chop Chick is an AJC contrivance, the Blog would appear to be ill fated and unless “CC” becomes more actively involved and participation significantly increases, methinks allowing it to die a natural death and rest in peace would well serve all concerned. I seriously doubt that “The Defector“, or any of us so reading, totally missed or materially disagreed with your point … but I don’t understand the relevance of “the vast majority of that came from a core group of bloggers who do not post (or infrequently post) on the other Braves blog” for I didn’t think the two blogs were connected.

    While the notion of rotating postings isn’t novel or new, … and something I’ve supported from before the visit to The Chick’s Blog, it makes little sense for a fan blog without a core group of regular participants, … unless there was perhaps some available source of qualified guest hosts … nor would I think that it need necessarily be tied to the games as suggested by “it’s gotta be done from the fans’ perspective, either after the game or first thing the following morning“, though I think that would be a truly great daily feature for “Braves and Stuff“, starting with Spring Training!

    Interestingly, Chop Chick has elected to return and add comments to her current “See you in the Spring” blog!

    Oh, the humanity!


  126. 128 nolimitsfreethinker December 15, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, that humanity!…


  127. 129 nolimitsfreethinker December 15, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Well I suppose I might as well go ahead and announce it here…TheSouthernJackAss done went and flew into a rage…kicked down his stall…and went over there and posted a big ol’ comment on the Chop Chick blog!…seems whoever is posting under the Chop Chick moniker has developed that same ignorant habit of talking down to people in a condescending manner reminiscent of David O’Brien…and trying to besmirch this fine blog…TheSouthernJackAss just ain’t havin’ it…


  128. 130 journalistjimmy December 15, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    well, chop chick writes a blog, gets 393 posts, and never comes back. the blog self destructs. then, chop chick posts a new blog saying goodbye until spring training. now chop chick mysteriously comes back to chop up the bloggers looking for a place to blog.

    sja is right. chop chick has no class.


  129. 131 CL December 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Oh, my goodness! What have y’all been up to??

    Well, reading that blog, CC and ajc are saying that they don’t care about that blog, it’s not important and they can’t be bothered with it.

    That’s fine. We are INDEPENDENT of them and can stand on our own feet, thank you very much.

    Don’t want or need ajc’s approval or permission to be here. Those who want to be here will be, those who don’t won’t.

    Let ajc stuff stay on ajc’s pages; that chapter has closed.

    Selah and Amen.


  130. 132 morpheus45 December 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Morning, all. Anyone still awake? CL, I just got an Accer too. Great ‘pooter so far; like it way better than my last one. Man, am I tired.

    How ’bout them Niners winnin’ tonight? That moves the Falcons into position for the 2nd overall pick!


  131. 133 CL December 15, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Hey, Grinch! I’m about to turn in for the evening. Congrats on the Acer! Seems to be a really good machine! Got classes this coming week?

    Niners. American League?


  132. 134 Bob, journalist December 15, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Great news! just heard from Sir Guy of the Savannah … they’re back home and while both are plum tuckered, his wife is much improved and it sounds like all systems are go for a bright tomorrow!

    I thought that a certain young Grinch was going to share some memories, stories or magic moments with me … but I guess he figures he can afford to be uppity, now that he’s passed his finals and bought a fancy new Accer computer!


  133. 135 CL December 15, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Hey, Bob! How is Miss Carol? It is sure good news from SG!


  134. 136 morpheus45 December 15, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Sorry, Bob; seems like I’ve left quite a few folks on the hook the last few days. I’ll try to do better. No more classes for me ’till Jan. 7; my brains should be functioning again soon.


  135. 137 morpheus45 December 15, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    How do I get a picture next to my name?


  136. 138 CL December 15, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Grinch, go to My Account – Edit Profile, and you’ll see a place where you can upload an avatar.


  137. 139 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 12:20 am

    let’s see if this works…


  138. 140 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 12:21 am

    not yet, I guess


  139. 141 CL December 16, 2007 at 12:22 am

    It sometimes takes a little while for it to appear. Depends on how busy the server is. Refresh now and then to check.


  140. 142 CL December 16, 2007 at 12:24 am

    I’m turning in – leaving it in your trustworthy hands, friend Grinch! ‘Night! 🙂


  141. 143 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 12:29 am

    I’m afraid I’m on my way out, as well. May I say you look lovely? G’night.


  142. 144 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Funny, I had not bothered to revisit the Chop Chick blog once Carolina Lady began this one. I believe our creator gave us only so many words to dispense in our life time so why waste perfectly good prose in a place it is neither read or appreciated.

    jimmysmith, all that lamenting over a giraffe and not one word on the thousands of walruses trampled to death due to global warming? A bias towards seals perhaps? Oh the humanity. And Diane Lane would be welcome at my house anytime. One lucky seal…..

    And NLFT, okay to kick the doors down once in a while, helps to release all that anger and frustration. I used to crush the metal trash cans, You know the kind, 33 gallon galvanized cans. I would kick them until they were flat as a man hole cover. Really made me feel better, then they bought Rubber Maid trash containers. Just not the same, a really mean trick to pull on old Gil but I understood, others could not afford to support my anger.

    I soon learned a better way, WORDS…. Of course I soon learned I could not unleash a torrent of words without some repercussions so I had to choose my words wisely. I have deleted many letters before I could rid all the venom in them. Still, I learned not to back down especially when faced with ignorance.

    Now baseball, I ran into the Richmond Braves’ number one fan tonight while at the hockey game. I am going to try and get her to join our blog. Very knowledgeable young lady. Great fun. Okay, enough words for tonight….


  143. 145 Bob, journalist December 16, 2007 at 1:21 am

    My Lady, Carol’s says howdy and that she’s not perfect but doing okay … the cumulative drug buildup – inducing side effects of the treatment is a drag … though methinks she’s still perfect, at least that’s true when looking through my glasses!

    I’m known for both laughing at myself and having problems with my petard … and here one that’s a bit of both albeit highly esoteric “my brother emailed me a very private message, following it up with another asking that I not share it with anyone …

    SOME LESSONS ARE NOT EASILY LEARNED! … I emailed him back that it was too late, … indeed, that I had posted it on the blog as a Magic Moment since the story had special significance for me. The truth is that not even one of Lew’s complete fools would have so done, given the circumstance.

    However, a “NO!! Don’t Do That!!” was his quick response, mindtriggering a brief moment of déjà vu panic … of course he knew that I was kidding and was having fun at my expense … him and his third layer of the onion humor … suggesting that I was desperate for stories for the blog … the humor being self evident if you could but read what he had sent.

    Goodnight All!


  144. 146 nolimitsfreethinker December 16, 2007 at 1:23 am

    My problem mrgil is that instead of kicking metal trash cans…I hurl entire dumpsters at folks…much work left to do on that ol’ SouthernJackAss…


  145. 147 Bob, journalist December 16, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Oops, for some reason this didn’t post when originally submitted …

    Gil, considering your bad back, it’s probably a good idea to be selective on who and what you run into … but it would be great to have her join us … bet she might have some good stories and some extra special magic moments too!


  146. 148 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Good morning all, My back woke me up this morning and I think it is getting worse, it is getting harder to just to get out of bed. Likely it is the residual affect from all the steps I mounted last night to attend the hockey game. The Richmond rink is starting to show her age I think. It is not a very user friendly facility and the seats are small than I remember. Of course that could just be me. 🙂

    Not a whole lot of new baseball to talk about. Dan Haren to the D’Backs is about the biggest move made so far. I really don’t mind too much the betterment of the clubs out west. I learned long ago to “keep my nose in my own bag”.

    As far as the Mitchell Report. One can only hope it will lead to a cleaner game. I like the home run ball too but I prefer one of snappy 2 hour Maddox like games to the 4 1/2 hour American League affairs.


  147. 149 ssiscribe December 16, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Top of the morning to ya, Bob. Hope your bride is well; glad to see your update on the Braves and Stuff blog. Please send her our best wishes from the south side of the capital city.

    The statement “the vast majority of that came from a core group of bloggers who do not post (or infrequently post) on the other Braves blog” was mentioned by me to back up my reasoning (in my opinion, mind you) for the vast increase in traffic on the Glavine: Take 2 blog, a blog that shut down two weeks after its creation (per the AJC policy, from my understanding).

    By no means are the two blogs connected. You guys had to blow the cobwebs out of the corners and find the light switch when you came in here. That’s why I don’t (and have never) contributed to this space; no need to write something if nobody’s gonna read it 🙂 … not saying anybody reads what I write anyway, but that’s another story for another day.

    I think this space is in need of serious rehab, but I disagree with the notion of some that it needs to go away. The AJC has fan blogs for all its other teams, fan blogs that are an accompaniment to the beat blogs. That was the original concept, and it’s one that is working for the other blogs set up by the AJC.

    No reason it can’t work here, but the mindset and the methodology has to change. That’s why I’ve suggested — to the AJC, to the Braves and Stuff blogs, to this blog — that I’d be willing to contribute. I know the passion Braves’ fans have, and I have a lot of ideas that I think could make this work.

    Believe me when I say this: I know the person(s) to talk to about this. Even if it turns out I do not or cannot take part in the actual reconstruction, I would hope some of my ideas will make their presence felt as the 2008 season dawns.

    And if not? I’ll still be on the beat blog and on this here fine blog (you can count on me being a regular contributer). I’ll still be at games. I’ll still be enjoying my hometown team playing my favorite sport, still trying to explain to my kids the difference between a ball, a bunt and a balk.

    If this place falls into the disarray and neglect we saw in 2007, it won’t bother me. I just hate to see potential wasted, and it is my belief there is potential here.

    Now, I’m done discussing this topic once and for all (didn’t I say that already a few days ago?!?). Hope all is well.

    Your friend,



  148. 150 bonanner December 16, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    WOW! I like this blog. I especially like the little pictures by the names. It is good to know what other bloggers look like. Journalist Bob looks a little like Pat Cleburne. I see no need to blog with the AJC now that this blog is here. Looks like Scribe30 could post here and bring good baseball content and makie a real contribution. The guy seems to fit better here than over there. I see that Chop Chick has a brand new blog this morning. Good for her. I wonder why that blog needs such an extreme makeover? She gave us the keys this morning so we can start the engine. Oops, out of gas.

    So, let’s blog some baseball this morning. Pete Orr and Ray King to the Nats. They are building a powerhouse up there aren’t they? Is that an extreme makeover?

    Andruw Watch LAT: Jones, 30, said what was more important to him was that he identified what caused him to hit .222 last season for the Atlanta Braves. He hit 26 home runs, down from 51 in 2005 and 41 in 2006.

    Upon examining video of his at-bats at the end of the season, Jones discovered that his balance was poor because his stance was too wide by about four inches, according to Boras.

    “That his elbow was hurt didn’t help,” Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said, referring to a hyperextended left elbow that hindered him for much of the season.

    Jones said he would “love to” hit fourth and that he wanted to wear No. 25, the number he wore with the Braves. The number currently belongs to pitcher Esteban Loaiza.

    “We need to discuss that,” Jones said, grinning at Colletti.

    My, my, only 4 inches. How did he figure that out?


  149. 151 bonanner December 16, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    I’d like to weigh in on one more topic. Steroids. There is no need for steroids if you consider the beneficial effects of bananas.

    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

    Your friend, Bo Nanner


  150. 152 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    sscribe… At least you didn’t mention a dead animal. Is the Chop Chick an animal? Hummm, anyway… It is good to read your prose. As you know, I still frequent other haunts but have found this particular piece of cyber space to be a very pleasant respite.

    To be honest sscribe, you are one of my favorite bloggers. I always enjoy reading your postings. Having said that, I also enjoy reading the musings of many other esteemed journalists. I find myself often in search of those gems that enlighten and amuse as well as those that inform.

    I doubt I shall be a monogamous blogger ever as I love the interactions with people on a verity of topics. I will share some of my life experiences with folks and I know some will enjoy while others will scroll on by the ramblings. It is their choice but at least it is a choice for them to make.

    I hope I will see you often as your words and experiences are insightful and remind me of the joys of family. I thought about your passion for the Thrashers as I watched the Renegades take on the Ice Bears in a minor league hockey match. The only reason I attended the game was because my oldest daughter’s one wish for her birthday was to go to a hockey game and sit at center ice. She turned 37 yesterday and she still remembers me taking her to games when she was a little girl when Richmond was in the American Hockey League as the number one farm team of the Philadelphia Flyers.


  151. 153 berigan2electricboogaloo December 16, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Here’s an interesting article on Jim Kaat(A guy who won 283 games you young whipper-snappers!) talking about many things, driving all over the U.S. this year in a Winnebago with his wife, the steroid scandal, and even a bit on the cheating that took place back in his day(I think we all forget that some form of cheating has been a part of the game since the game began)


  152. 154 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    the falcons are getting beat. perhaps it was not the coach after all. and according to the report above pete orr will be here a lot in 2008. a bobby cox favorite. canadian. fast. now a national. langerhans and orr together again. 3-4 hitters. oh, the humanity! and where are all the bloggers? don’t know how to find this fine blog. don’t know how to find them to tell. perhaps a google search will help find us. google “bob, journalist” and what manner of restaurant will be found? and so many, many teams seem to celebrate division championships by beating teams from atlanta. and coach thomas has not had a good day. must smile more. looks grumpy.


  153. 155 CL December 16, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    jimmy, out of sheer curiosity I Googled “Bob, journalist” and the very first match shown was:

    p4 – chop seal on the mitchell report – braking news! «
    Bob, journalist Says: December 13, 2007 at 11:27 pm …. Bob, journalist Didn’t Rose admit to everything in ‘04 in part to get re-admitted to the game of …
    bravesandstuff.wordpress.com/2007/12/13/page-4-chop-seal-on-the-mitchell-report-braking-news/ – 62k – Cached – Similar pages

    How ’bout that!! 🙂


  154. 156 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Funny, I Googled Bob, Journalist and found a hot tub manufacturer in Nashville.

    Lady of the Carolina and The esteemed Bob, Journalist thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. My wife is home and resting well before round two begins next week. All is well. Glad to be home.

    So many new font tricks and choices since I went away. Let me try another now…

    do people read a certain slant in italics as readily as they are emboldened by boldness?Only a journalist would know. Or a Kangaroo court.

    Also so much sports news lately. Falcon swoons and baseball baffoons.

    My oh, my. A certain Fly reporter may have to report on all of the shenanigans.


  155. 157 CL December 16, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Savannah Guy, can’t tell you how delighted we are to have you back! A BIG hug to Mrs SG!

    Mr Fly is here??? WOW! We’re really big-time now!! 🙂


  156. 158 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Actually, Pete Orr signed a minor league contract with Washington but will get an invite to the major league camp. I think the Gnats are thinking about using him as a utility guy. See, so many former Braves are coming to DC that when I tune in and hear Don Sutton, I will think I am listening to the Braves broadcast. How long before Thorman shows up I wonder?


  157. 159 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Denizens:

    Before you read the following true story and start speculating on the perpetrator of these crimes, know that I have already spoken with Mr. Fly about his wild mutant father, Jimmy. Mr. Fly promises that his mutant daddy has nothing to do with these incidents, as he just saw him closer to the Georgia coast in the swamps near Savannah.

    Mr. Fly was a little perturbed that I would even ask about such slanderous reports of his mutant dad. He told me to report this, as he is currently busy writing a sports related report.

    Mystery Beast Kills Animals in East Carolinas.

    Wed Dec 12, 7:31 PM EST
    BOLIVIA, N.C. —
    An unknown predator mauled a pit bull and killed two puppies in Brunswick County, and residents fear it’s the same animal that killed three dogs in September. No one has reported ever seeing the animal.

    The county’s animal control agency investigated the animal’s tracks, droppings and other clues but couldn’t determine what attacked the dogs. Locals call the unknown animal the Beast of Bolivia. Some residents and experts said the predator may be a bear, a wayward panther or cougar, or even a wolf because 3-inch paw tracks were found at the scene.

    Many suggest the predator came from the nearby Faircloth Zoo, which had a lion and a tiger before it closed more than a year ago. Animal control officials said the animals were sent elsewhere.

    Could our Lady of the Carolinas be aware of this? Be careful CL.


  158. 160 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    a large hawk is flying in the neighborhood today and this could portend blue worms. not sure, but possible. maybe even likely.

    once, a hawk swept from the skies to lift a blue worm from the garden of jimmy smith. as the hawk drew within inches of the blue worm and saw the fierce look on the worm face and the razor sharp teeth in the worm mouth, the hawk tried to draw away – only to be snared by the blue worm and consumed on the spot. is this not a lesson in life? a lesson in blogging?

    and now, savannah gal is better and all bloggers are glad. please contimue to get good reports. blog health must improve for all blog families.

    and it is the holiday season. and baby seal and diane lane have gone out to chop down a Christmas tree. baby seal is taking the chop seal name quite seriously. has created a small problem with jimmy smith’s neighbor but journalist is in norway. diane lane must deal with issues. perhaps a nice pudding for the neighbor. oh, the humanity! neighbor started it.

    and pete orr is gone and there is no discussion of pete orr on this blog. fast down the line. out. not fast enough. and thorman is next. rumor: thorman to nationals. many canadians in our nation’s capitol. and what are they up to? certainly not baseball. national security issue? must contact the great seal of the united states. lives there. can get us tickets?

    and blog controversy is unbecoming of bloggers. bloggers should blog where the blogging is fun. now, this journalist admits to having some fun elsewhere but that time has passed. and now jimmy smith is one of carolina lady’s regulars. not sure anything regular here, though.

    and cookie gun. have heard nothing more from flbravesgirl. perhaps a gun full of cookies is on its way to jimmy smith right now. should be fun unloading.

    and this blog should award birdhouses. that’s right, birdhouses! free birdhouses to everybody! hand made in north carolina. better than a wurlitzer because birds can live in it. could be called bird-howitzer. shoots cookies. or maybe something else. still developing the idea.

    and anyone needing an avatar – jimmy smith can help. trust this journalist.


  159. 161 Bob, journalist December 16, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Well, I Googled Bob, Journalist and it came back “Your and Idiot, don’t you know where you are?”

    Well now, Chop Chick seems to be self destructing so continued posts there are probably counter productive. However, her new posting did eliminate our advertising, regardless of intent.

    I suppose I’ll just have to pay a visit later this evening, after supper, and respond to one of the few comments on the Blog asking for “where are they now” type stories … since one of the intended “insider” features of “Baseball’s Magic Moments” is to include stories from and about former sportscasters, sportswriters, players, coaches, etc. … and in so doing, leave the links to both sites … perhaps thanking CC> for the opportunity to remind folks of where we are, the humor of which may or may not be appreciated!


  160. 162 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Wish I could offer more baseball information so as to assure up to the minute reports like other important sports blogs but I have integrity and do not wish to spread idle gossip and wild rumors.

    I other related news the Nationals has denied reports that “O Canada” will be sung prior to every home game in honor of their newest acquisitions.

    Would jimmysmith perhaps be interested in a lightly used “Salad Shooter” in place of a cookie gun? Great fun when loaded with a large cucumber…..

    Many well wishes to Mrs SG. I truly hope she has a full and speedy recovery.


  161. 163 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    jimmy smith thanks gil very much but a salad shooter is a poor substitute for a cookie gun. journalist has a sweet tooth. and what is the origin of sweet tooth? lore has it that george washington had the first sweet tooth in this country. sweet gum. gum. tooth. makes sense.


  162. 164 CL December 16, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I went to see what the CC stuff is about. Since 10:40 this morning, there have been 2 comments. That says a whole lot.

    Bob, let’s not intrude on their space anymore. Not polite.

    Salad Shooter – I can see jimmy smith trying to load frozen cookie dough in it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    SG, we’ve all followed the Beast of Bolivia stories closely. The extreme drought here is bringing out all sorts of animals that one wouldn’t ordinarily be aware of. Here on my property, I’ve seen at least 2 coyotes. Some have also been spotted south of me. Could be the same 2 as they have large range.


  163. 165 CL December 16, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    🙂 sorry, jimmy….. 🙂


  164. 166 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    beast of bolivia? journalist knows of no such beast. now, hartebeest . . . truly a beast of beastly proportions. would shame a poor bolivian beast. and coyotes – has someone notified chipper jones? could bring a huntin’ party to the carolina lady ranch and do some huntin’. carolina lady would get to meet some ballplayers and have them in for afternoon tea and polite conversation . . . uh, yeah. and if there really is a bolivian beast what is it doing in north carolina? bolivia is in north carolina? and the bolivian army is on alert, right? sounds fishy to jimmy smith. could be trolls at work.

    and now, baseball . . . are we to believe baseball players who have so much money and many health care options decide to treat toothaches and sore shoulders and such with substances supplied by clubhouse boys? hmm…. believable, right? $4,000 to the clubhouse boy to treat shoulder soreness. sure. look the other way.

    and do beat writers shower with the players after a game? look at backs and things? investigative reporting? then why not toes? why do we not know for sure about chipper’s toes? may be confused but think that may have come up awhile back. should find out for sure.

    and katie couric will interview a-rod. should be riveting. and why not chipper, too? may just be hearsay.


  165. 167 CL December 16, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    One thing is absolutely sure: there is no hunting on this Lady’s property. The few who have tried know they are likely to be met with a load of birdshot in their backsides. I regularly cover every acre out here. And I’m a pretty fair shot. Word got around that there are safer places to hunt. 🙂


  166. 168 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    The Daily Buzz (Fly on Wall Report No. 034)

    Mr. Fly has been called back from his off-season vacation to investigate the Atlanta Falcons and now will shed light on this debacle. Contrary to popular belief, Mr. Fly has not been vacationing in Florida…he has been busy at work, gathering the news. Without commission and making a rare report on a game other than baseball and orange blossom hunting, Fly made his way back to Atlanta prior to the critical “negotiations” between Petrino and Blank.

    Since Mr. Fly is not close to either subject and Mr. Shuerholz wasn’t around to offer his suspenders as a hiding place, Fly risked everything to sneak past security guards at the Falcon’s headquarters and slip into the office of Mr. Blank. Mr. Fly carefully positioned himself on a wall above a big orange box named Depot filled with money. The following is an excerpt of the meetings over two days:

    (Day 1 – The Meeting)

    BLANK: so Bobby, you’re staying right? We have a contract.

    PETRINO: you have my word. You have a manager.

    BLANK: good. Contracts are as good as a man’s word.

    PETRINO: a man’s word is his honor.

    BLANK: we see it the same way then.

    (Day 2 – on the phone)

    BLANK: you &%$@, you left!!! Dammit man!!!

    PETRINO: you sideline standing, micromanaging Jerry Jones wannabe, I’m gone.

    BLANK: you cheating, lying sack of pig @$&%$.

    PETRINO: soooey, soooey, soooooooey.

    (Day 2 – later, on the phone again)

    BLANK: Dan…uh, what are you doing these days old friend?

    REEVES: lovin’ life Art. Read about your, um, difficulties of late.

    BLANK: you mean with Vick?

    REEVES: well, yes…and with Petrino. Looks like you bought the Falcons and wound up with the Dirty Birds, huh?

    BLANK: sigh. Yes Dan, people just don’t honor contracts anymore.

    REEVES: didn’t Bobby break one to join you?

    BLANK: uh…yea.

    REEVES: didn’t you fire Mora while he had a contract?

    BLANK: uh…yea.

    REEVES: didn’t you look the other way with the Vick drug shenanigans?

    BLANK: well…it didn’t seem to affect his…

    REEVES: don’t you take responsibility for the franchise?

    BLANK: absolutely. I have a great team and great management.

    REEVES: right. Oh, why did McKay get passed over for NFL Commissioner?

    BLANK: what? He told me that he wanted to stay here…

    REEVES: so, Petrino quit after 13 games, right?

    BLANK: that swine. We had a contract. He gave his word.

    REEVES: you fired me after 13 games, right? To make room for that Vick punk?

    BLANK: uh…well, that was just, uh…

    REEVES: lucky 13 for me, you blankety Blank. (click)

    As soon as Dan hung up the phone, Mr. Blank called a press conference. The selected media message was a “woe is me” tactic. Who will be the next manager of the group of football players known as Falcons?


  167. 169 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Time for some football. Philadelphia beats the Cowboys and T.O. is shut up.. Uh, shut out…. Now hoping the Redskins will beat the Giants. Sorry about the Falcons but not too much. You must remember most of the Federal prosecutors were Washington fans… Oh the humanity……

    My question is, did the players claim the money paid for steroids as a medical deductible? Maybe they should have just invested in Jack LaLane’s juicer. Could have combined it with the salad shooter. Yummy, liquid cucumber. Would not have shown up on the drug charts anywhere….. Lower cholesterol, Taste Great!!!!! Wow, think of the marketing ideas.


  168. 170 CL December 16, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Gil, I had the same thoughts about IRS deductions. Wonder if the number of audits will go up?


  169. 171 Bob, journalist December 16, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    My Lady, there’s nice and then there’s polite … I’ll take it under advisement … I try to always to be polite, but it wasn’t very nice to post a new blog and eliminate our advertising.


  170. 172 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Oops, I posted on the wrong page! Anyway, I heard a rumor that some of the finest bloggers in the world were over here…I thought I would pay a visit!


  171. 173 CL December 16, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Hey, Jason!!! I’m so glad to see you!!

    How is your father-in-law?


  172. 174 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Welcome Jason, hope the snow is not too deep….


  173. 175 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    CL, Merlin is doing well! He truly believes that God will allow him to eat again, he has had a feeding tube put in, and his spirits remain high! My wife has been relentless in her research of alternative cancer treatments. They gave him 2 months to live back in June, but he is here and for the time being; he is getting a little stronger. He has been able to maintain his weight as well. Of course, he gets frustrated not being able to do everything he wants to do. The man never missed a day of work in over 30+ years, so sitting around is something he is not accustomed to! But, all things considered; he is doing quite well. Susan and I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. We also know that nothing is beyond His ability.


  174. 176 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    mrgil, it is quite miserable here! I work a ways away from where I live, so I decided to try and beat the storm as I have some very important deadlines to try and meet tomorrow. Instead, I drove right into the teeth of it…not a fun drive! But, I made it to the office safe and sound. We are currently getting an added bonus: sleet and freezing rain! My wife pines for warm weather already…I told her we could always move to an Atlanta suburb and get season tickets!


  175. 177 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    yes, it appears arthur draws a blank when remembering arthur’s own flirtations with dishonor. besides, arthur is throwing arthur a pity party right now. poor arthur. sleep with dogs and gather fleas or something like that. and didn’t that team play with heart today! good riddance, coach petrino! may be the sleaziest organization in sports right now. cowher already said cowher is not interested. maybe marion campbell, not sure.

    and now, jasoninmaine is here! welcome! hard to find, right? how can we tell others? and soon a very famous blogger will be here to talk baseball. that’s right, sealma hayek. lovely girl and healthy blogger. should hear from her soon.


  176. 178 nacly December 16, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Don’t know if you saw sad news, but we lost Dan Fogelberg this morning. Quite a lyricist and voice.


  177. 179 CL December 16, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Jason, that’s good news! 31 years ago my mother was diagnosed with end-stage pancreatic cancer, given 30 – 60 days to live and was sent home to die.

    Big-time prayers were made.

    She’s here today at age 83, still telling me how to run my life!

    (The doctors only shake their heads, at a loss for explanation.) 🙂


  178. 180 CL December 16, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Hey, Salty! No, I didn’t know that.

    “Quite a lyricist and voice.” You’re so right!


  179. 181 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    JJS, good to “see” you. How is baby seal?


  180. 182 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    CL, wow, what a great story. I will be sure to pass it on to Merlin!


  181. 183 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Jason> Good to see another good denizen here, all the way from Maine. Prayers for Merlin and your family.


  182. 184 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Mr. Fly has been busy. Now he has a report on the steroid scandal and debacle. As Fly was rather testy about the whole thing (and verbose), he must await the Carolina Lady approval before posting his controversial report.

    Selma Hayek will be appearing on blog? Will Ms. Lane be jealous? Cat fight?


  183. 186 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Savannah Guy, it is great to converse with you yet again. I never did fully respond to a story that you had shared with me. In the chaos of the times, I just never got back to getting caught up on e-mail, and I was absent from cyberspace for a while. That being said, I want to thank you for sharing such an inspirational story. It continues to provide hope to this day. But, at the time you shared it; it was invaluable. I hope all is well with you and your family.


  184. 187 CL December 16, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Savannah, I think he said SEALMA Hayek. Could be typo. Don’t know.


  185. 188 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Now I understand…Sealma for baby, Diane for the journalist. Double date.


  186. 189 bonanner December 16, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    baby seal is now chop seal, blogger. hopes to become a journalist. may be too short and have to become a beat writer. not sure.

    now, baseball . . . if a chopper is hit to chipper and chipper throws the chopper to tushy but tushy drops the chopper thrown from chipper should an error be charged to tushy or does tushy get a mulligan? and what if chipper is on the d.l. and the chopper is hit to aybar? same deal?

    and carolina lady should post some music on the next blog. zamfir.


  187. 190 CL December 16, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Something smells fishy about Sealma and Baby Seal, though…..


  188. 191 bonanner December 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    yes, bo nanner is jimmy smith and jimmy smith is no bo nanner. but chop seal is the real mccoy.


  189. 193 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the lyrics to that. Methinks (sorry Bob) jimmy watched too much late night TV on TBS in his youth. Now late night TV ads are all about phone dating services. Hummm, could you arrange a call for me with Diane Lane?


  190. 194 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Jason > Glad to hear the story was appreciated. My wife is having a medical challenge at the time but all in all, things are good, hope is high and life is good. As an old Newfie friend would say, “when we wake in the morning the day is good, aye”.

    Whether the weather is frightful or not, whither is the esteemed and venerable Bob, Journalist on this fine evening? Hot tub? Writing a story? Planning a guerilla blog marketing campaign? Cheese soup?


  191. 195 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    So, it has been reported that the Braves are still interested in Brian Fuentes of the Rockies. Personally, I think he would be a great addition. Of course, the question is what would we have to give up to get him. Chuck James has been brought up. Thoughts?


  192. 196 journalistjimmy December 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    very perceptive of carolina lady to pick up on sealma hayek. yes, not the famous actress but a personal friend of baby seal. known as choppinsealma. and where is choppinmama? can’t find us, right? well, should still expect to hear from sealma hayek at some point. better blogger than julia from that other blog. sja, right? grinch? maybe hk? sure liked sandwiches.

    and now, baseball . . . don’t take steroids.


  193. 197 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    “carolina lady should post some music on the next blog. zamfir”

    Should we pan flute music? Also must post lyrics from a Kenny G song.


  194. 198 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Most of the ball players did not take steroids, The paid for them and have the canceled cheques to prove it. Others paid cash…..


  195. 199 CL December 16, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I sent hk an invite but haven’t heard from him. Sure wish he’d join us.

    Jason, I don’t know much about Fuentes. I sure hope Chuck is somewhere learning a 3rd pitch. With just 2 pitches, he’d fare better as long relief, I think.

    Gonzales will be back when? mid-season or so.

    Nobody knows what to expect from Hampton.

    Sure are a lot of question marks!


  196. 200 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    More than I can say for a certain interceptor of red velvet cakes. It could be said that a certain esteemed journalist “takes the cake”…….


  197. 201 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Braves are still interested in Brian Fuentes of the Rockies. Personally, I think he would be a great addition. Of course, the question is what would we have to give up to get him. Chuck James has been brought up. Thoughts?

    Jason > Not at all interested in that. Rather have Tavares or another seasoned over 300 bat in the lineup, along with some kids or money kicked in from the trading tam. Or, how about Matt Holliday for James and a few from the farm and some money. I know, I know…dreaming.


  198. 202 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Jason > Besides that, why would we trade an aging lefty for our lefty with more upside? I’m certainly no expert on either of these guys (or much of anything else…who am I kidding), but it seems we would at best be mading a sideways move.

    Gil > Trust me friend, do not try to work out a deal with Flbravesgirl to let you assist in delivering a red velvet cake to Journalist Jimmy. Jimmy will go into a cake rage. Oh, it could get ugly. That’s like getting between a red towl and a charging bull. Like between a mama bear and her cubs. Like getting between a seal and a big fat fish. Don’t do it. Trust me on this.


  199. 203 mrgil December 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Okay folks, have a good night, I am going to try to get to sleep a little earlier. Maybe dream about Diane Lane.. 😉


  200. 204 CL December 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Turning in for the night here. Y’all have a GREAT evening!


  201. 205 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    find the missing e and you will win a towel.


  202. 206 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    CL never gave permission to post Daily Buzz. Oh, my…

    Allrightythen. Maybe on DOB blog. Surely they’ve gone to bed? Won’t mind a longish Fly interview with George Mitchell. Hmmm…


  203. 207 jasoninmaine December 16, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Fuentes would give us more options late in the game. He has closer experience and is a lefty. I do not trust Ohman as our late inning lefty! Fuentes could fill the role that Gonzo was acquired to fill last year. Moylan/Acosta/Fuentes could then be the primary setup guys depending on who was up in the 7th and 8th innings. Also, if Soriano needs a day off in the middle of one of the tears that we will go on, Bobby has the luxury of bringing in someone with closer experience.

    Just a thought…the brain trust seems to think that we have enough starting pitching (do you ever?), and Chuck seems to be the name most often mentioned. I think Jo-Jo has more upside in the long run.


  204. 208 CL December 16, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    SG, of course you can post Mr Fly! I didn’t think you were serious!

    I’m off now – had a bad sore throat these last 2 days, haven’t slept well, the this week before Christmas will be ‘something else’!

    ‘Night! 🙂


  205. 209 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Late to the party again…sigh. How ’bout them Falcons? No. 2 pick, here we come!


  206. 210 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Somehow I knew that picture would be too small; that’s me playing my guitar and all you can see is a forearm. I’ll work on it.


  207. 211 lew614 December 16, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    This is positively the most frustrating site I’ve ever seen. This is the first time in days it has allowedd me access.


  208. 212 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    Carolina Lady > Sore throat is not a good thing. I have a recipe for you. It must be followed precisely:

    Step One

    1) Add 1 tsp. salt to a small glass of hot water. Mix…
    2) Gargle…do not sallow.
    3) Repeat.

    Step Two

    4) Juice 1/2 lemon and mix with 2 tbsp. honey and one jigger of Bourbon.
    5) Microwave to heat it up…stir…mix…
    6) Sip slowly.

    Old family recipe. Makes you smile too. If alcohol is not acceptable, substitute for Apple Cider. If alcohol is acceptable, substitute plain bourbon for Knob Creek and repeat step two until a mellow glow appears. Sleep tight.


  209. 213 lew614 December 16, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Better yet-Just drink the bourbon and go to sleep.


  210. 214 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Lew > It must be a might cold up there in Vermont. Freezing up your cable signal. How are you faring? Hope you have more than one Hot Stove.

    So, there was talk of a little addition of lyrics on this blog. Zamfir was mentioned. Can you possibly think of another flute musician that might actually have lyrics? Bet’cha can but it’s hard to tull. For the Benefit of Braves and Stuff maybe…


  211. 215 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    This page 4 of the CL blog seems to be getting slower. I best not post the Fly-Mitchell Steroid Report. Would surely slow it even more.

    We’ll need a page five. Who (or what) will write the lead article?


  212. 216 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Now it’s just been changed to my lovely mug. I tried one of my favorite pistols but it wouldn’t do it big enough. Blah. Lew, u still up?

    What’s up, SG? Missed you lately.


  213. 217 flbravesgirl December 16, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    SG, nice to hear from you & that things are going well for Mrs. SG.

    Wondered if you had been snowed under, Lew. Sorry you’re having trouble with the login. It was a little cranky for me at first but now seems to work fine.


  214. 218 savannahguy December 16, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    The morpheus mug is better screen pic than a Glock…unless someone tries to break into your home. Then a 45 works better. These avatars are pretty small…takes quite a bit of cropping.

    Somehow I just knew I’d hear from the Grinch before Christmas. But in this case it’s a good thing. How ya been? Looks like a half goat on that face. Nice. And the nose looks ok…after having it in the books so long.


  215. 219 morpheus45 December 16, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Ahhhh….hot showers are a good thing. Yes, SG; I thought an entire goat on my face might be a bit excessive…though it might help me save money on haircuts. As for home defense, the .45 is better for the car or the yard; my trusty Remington 12-gauge w ghost ring sights and a pistol grip works better for the house; less chance of a bullet travelling through a wall and hurting a loved one. Plus, it makes a mighty nasty mess of the intruder. 🙂

    G’night, all; time for my first good long night’s sleep in a while.


  216. 220 joebrave65 December 16, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Helloooooo,to all joebrave’s friends,SJA,Carolina Lady,JJS,Savannah Guy,Lew,and others,here’s hoping and wishing You all a wonderous and joyous,Holiday Season,Merry Christmas.Now if I can just get Santa JJS,to bring us one more Starter,I’ll be Happy!!!Geaux Braves,and Hurry Spring Training!!!!

    for those who sent up the Prayers,Thank You all,I really appreciate it!!
    The Children are so much Better,and Mrs.joebrave,is about to break me with all this Christmas Cheer she is spreading through our Home…Oh well,So far I like the New G.M.,and I like the team makeup so far!!!



  217. 221 joebrave65 December 17, 2007 at 12:06 am

    The Masters Touch
    It was a warming
    sense of sweetness
    a soft and tender touch
    as I lay there at the altar
    and couldn’t say to much
    it was there and then
    it happened
    a blessed touch of sweetness
    as I lay at JESUS feet.
    Darrin E. Barnes
    Copyright ©2007 Darrin E. Barnes

    Here is one of my Pubished works,I hope it brings New Meaning to someone This Blessed Holiday Season as we celebrate the Birth,of Jesus!!!
    I truly hope No one is offended!!!!


  218. 222 savannahguy December 17, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Joebrave > Great to see you here and no…no one here is ever offended by God’s blessings and praise. Glad to hear the kids are doing so much better.

    Right now I’m about as slow as this old blog…and soon to hit the roost pole. If you are a glutton for non-PC and Fly verbosity, check Bob, Journalist’s Magic Moments of Baseball link (found on the home page here) for Mr. Fly, sleuth reporters interview with George Mitchell on his Fly-Mitchell steroid Report.


  219. 223 joebrave65 December 17, 2007 at 12:26 am

    an Early Christmas diddy:
    Twas the night before Christmas,
    and all through CL’s Blog,
    Everyone was cheerful from SJA”s eggnog,

    There was jjs,Savannah guy,and Lew,
    SJA,Carolina Lady,and even joebrave too.

    when all across the blogosphere,we heard such a clatter,
    We ran to our desktops to see what was the matter,

    when there on our screens to our surprise,
    DOB’s blog crashed right before our eyes,

    what in the world,no more Dishonest tweeps,
    no insults to brew in our sleep.
    although the MIB blog did one thing I’m sure,
    It created Friendships I’m sure will Endure!!!

    Merry Christmas Guys!!!!


  220. 224 savannahguy December 17, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Savannah Guy sleeps now…and Fly rests on a wall somewhere.

    G’nite all.


  221. 225 Bob, journalist December 17, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Hi JoeMerry Christmas to you and yours!!

    My Lady, I wasn’t seriously considering any malicious behavioral activity … but have found the Chick’s shift from a personal “I” to “we” interesting. I didn’t and don’t really think that the purpose of the Chick’s new post was to hide our urls … had I so thought, I would have shared those thoughts and my intended action by email, rather than posting them … though it may well have been a consideration.

    I did just post this to one blogger … LB, I think it’s ironic that Milo’s most famous call was Hank’s number 715 as I don’t think he really liked him. I know that he suffered a heart attack in October … I sometimes listen to Astro games and Milo still has a distinctive voice … he’s has been announcing their games for many years. He went to the Pirates following his stint in Atlanta and then to the Cubs, before joining the Astros.

    I too like the “Where Are They Now” type stories and they are a planned feature of my Baseball’s Magic Moments Blog. As an aside, … doing a simple Google search on the people in which you’re interested often times provides you with such information.


  222. 226 berigan2electricboogaloo December 17, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Wow! Don’t check in for a few(Several) hours, and many old faces show up! Good to see!!!! I feel a bit guilty….for once in my life, I have had no problems with joining a new site! No rigmarole, never even had to sign in a second time! I shoulda bought a lottery ticket the day I signed up!


  223. 227 berigan2electricboogaloo December 17, 2007 at 2:49 am

    And I was just able to change my Avatar, and the new one showed up right away! Perhaps it’s just slow on the first one???
    And guys, please don’t ask who the girl is in the avatar, cuz the girl is me 😉


  224. 228 berigan2electricboogaloo December 17, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Hmm, still doesn’t sound right. I am a guy, with long hair…..self portrait and all that….


  225. 230 mrgil December 17, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Good morning all, Bob,J… Try that link again, even when trying to cut and paste I keep drawing a blank.

    Yes, all the best bloggers are here. Welcome to old friends. Carolina Lady may not get a billion (seems a large number even for a newspaper) hits per day but her circulation is climbing. We may soon see ad space being sold.

    Lew and Jason, I truly feel sorry for you guys if you got all that wind behind the snow last night. We had about 2 inches of rain which was not a bad thing but the Christmas decorations caught heck yesterday.

    Wow, it’s Monday again already….. Time does go by faster as you get older. After starting out in a pedal car, this Ferrari I’m riding in now is beginning to feel like a rocket ship. I learned far to late in life that money comes and goes as does many material things but you can never regain time lost.

    Have a good day ya’ll.


  226. 231 journalistjimmy December 17, 2007 at 9:45 am

    new blog is up! that’s right, new blog is up.


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