25: The Minor League Experience

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by Chrisklob

CHARLESTON, SC – As many of you know, I am a huge fan of minor league baseball. There is something special and different about the baseball experience at a minor league ball park that you just don’t get at a big league facility. The seats tend to be a whole lot closer to the field and even the worst seats in the house are generally pretty good. It’s an inexpensive night out too, with tickets at my home park as cheap as $4.00. Beers are $3.00 and even the food is “normally” priced.

Another great aspect of minor league ball is how close you can get to the players. In Low A ball, the kids are generally pretty young and are not yet tired of signing autographs for the kids or of their budding celebrity. As a frequent visitor to our local field I have struck up friendships with a couple of players that exist to this day. The likelihood of that happening with a big leaguer is virtually nonexistent in my experience.

Another interesting part of the minor league experience is some of the great characters that work in the stadium. The Charleston RiverDogs is owned in part by Mike Veeck, son of legendary HOF’er Bill Veeck. Veeck the Elder owned the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox at various times. Larry Doby, Satchell Paige and Eddie Gaedel were all signees of Veeck’s. He planted the beloved ivy at Wrigley Field and as owner of the White Sox snuck a microphone into the booth while Harry Carey sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, had it broadcast into the stadium and a tradition was born.

It is very safe to say that Mike is definitely a “chip off the old block”. Remember “Disco Demolition Night”? That was one of Mike’s ideas. Granted it wasn’t one of his better ones but it really got a lot of people’s attention. Among the more interesting and zany promotions dreamed up by Veeck and his team for RiverDogs promotions include Vasectomy Night (some lucky guy was going to get a free vasectomy but the Catholic Church complained so they cancelled it), Funeral Night, and Silent Night (no one aside from the players, coaches and umpires were allowed to make any noise at all, which was a blast, by the way). This brings me to what I believe might be Veeck’s best idea ever.

Whenever I hear “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, I am automatically reminded of two gentlemen: Don Wardlow and Jim Lucas. For twelve years, three of which were spent in Charleston, they called the games for the radio broadcast. Lucas did the play-by-play; Wardlow, the color commentary. To say that they were excellent would be an understatement. Lucas had a way with words that is simply indescribable. He painted such a fine picture of the game’s happenings that, quite frankly, made it unnecessary to actually be at the game. Close your eyes and listen and you’ll know how long the pitcher’s sideburns are, how many steps the left fielder took to catch the fly ball, the exact color of the visiting teams uniform tops. You’ll understand with as much clarity as the catcher what the home plate umpire’s strike zone looks like, which cheek the first baseman put his dip in and how big a lead the runner at first has taken. The guy was truly an artist in his ability to paint a picture.

Lucas didn’t provide this information just for the radio listeners. He did it because it was a necessity for his partner. Don Wardlow has been blind since birth and has never seen anything, at least not in the way that you and I can see. But his baseball vision is astounding. His knowledge of the game and its history is astonishing. After hearing Lucas’ description of what had just occurred, Wardlow invariably had something interesting to add. It might have been a bit of baseball trivia from 1893 or 1983. It might have been about an event that took place at a game he’d attended as a child. It could have been about anything, but whatever it was, it was always relevant and interesting to the listener.

I mentioned Harry Carey and we are all aware of the tradition of the seventh inning stretch that has spread throughout baseball. Don Wardlow carried that tradition on at our games, but he had a twist. While we all know the verse that starts out “Take me out to the ballgame”, few of us, myself included, knew that this is actually the chorus of the song. Like Caray, Wardlow wouldn’t make it far on “American Idol”, but he dutifully sang the first two verses nightly.

By the way, the lyrics were written by Jack Norworth in 1908 and the music was composed by Albert Von Tilzer:

This is the original version:
Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev’ry sou
Katie blew.
On a Saturday her young beau
Called to see if she’d like to go
To see a show, but Miss Kate said “No,
I’ll tell you what you can do:”

(chorus)
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names.
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along,
Good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

(chorus)
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.

If you’d like to hear the song performed here’s a link (requires RealPlayer).

Wardlow decided to retire a few years ago. His wife is also disabled and he felt guilty about being away on long road trips when she would take ill. The RiverDogs decided to perform only the “traditional” version during the seventh inning stretch the year after he left. That was a disappointing but understandable decision as performing the first verse was really his “thing”. Either way, whenever I hear that song, no matter where I am, I am instantly reminded of Jim Lucas and Don Wardlow, baseball announcers extraordinaire. Just a thread in the fabric of the minor league baseball experience!

~by Chris~

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667 Responses to “25: The Minor League Experience”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady February 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Just excellent, Chris!! Thanks!!

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  2. 2 chrisklob February 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Good night Paladin.

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  3. 3 paladin2008 February 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Good job, Klobber. I enjoyed it. But, don’t tell SG. 🙂

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  4. 4 chrisklob February 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Yeah, right. Now go to bed your crusty ol’ XXXX! I know that was a knockout punch that has already dropped you in your tracks. Sweet dreams! 🙂

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  5. 5 paladin2008 February 28, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Back here in the sticks, baseball at the level you are talking about is the bigs. We have no professional baseball, or any that they will admit to anyway. But, if you love baseball you can enjoy it at this level. About all they do at this level that is “bigs” quality is scratch their non-coms, but they are learning. It’s fun to try and visualize whether so and so will make the trek or whether he will end up washing cars for Stan McNabb, the local every-damn-thing dealer. Some have, but that’s another story. Again, good job, Klobber.

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  6. 6 paladin2008 February 28, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    OK, now I am going to bed. I’ve never been so insulted. Well, not today anyway. So, I’ll see you youngsters and gas-bags who can’t sleep, tomorrow. 🙂

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  7. 7 chrisklob February 28, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks paladin!

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  8. 8 journalist jimmy smith February 28, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    chrisklob! good stuff. and the minor league crackers were a good baseball team. only toward the end did the crackers crumble. when the braves arrrived it was such fun to go to the games! then, the braves got so bad that it was like minor league ball without all the fun promotions. old friend bob hope was hired to do promotions and bob did some fine things . . . ostrich races, pushing peanuts around with a nose, and a high wire act. but the baseball was really, really bad – and the stadium experience was equally bad. dirty stadium, stale concessions, very poor attendance. jimmy smith remembers the first game jimmy smith attended after homeboy upstairs arrived in atlanta. when jimmy smith offered the ticket taker jimmy smith’s ticket, the ticket taker said, “hi, there, welcome to atlanta stadium, i hope you enjoy the game.” jimmy smith was stunned! and the stadium was clean and the concessions were better and the parking was improved and the play on the field was getting better. that is when atlanta became major league in this journalist’s opinion.

    and jimmy smith remains concerned about the bird boy.

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  9. 9 journalist jimmy smith February 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    happy birthday wishes are extended to nellie, bottlenose dolphin on nellie, bottle nose dolphin’s 55th birthday today at marineland. and would a bottle nose be useful to bobby cox? booger in a bottle? oh, the humanity! the axe will fall now! sure to be banned! booger in a bottle cannot be said on hear. and jimmy smith just saw andruw on television and andruw is fat. joe torre is right about andruw. what will joe torre do, wwjtd?

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  10. 10 lew614 February 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Good Blog Intro-Almost as good as the cheesecake FBG just left at the house. I’d better not hear any flippers around my windows tonight. No cheesecake for Seals.

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  11. 11 Chop Seal February 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    BeEt wRiter wiLL bee riGht ovEr.

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  12. 12 lew614 February 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Can Seals eat chocolate? Strawberry cheesecake? She left a cheesecake sampler.

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  13. 13 lew614 February 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Do Seals get along with German Shepherds? The dogs, that is. Not the guys tending sheep.

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  14. 14 journalist jimmy smith February 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    cheesecake sampler? cheesecake sampler? no one said anything about a cheesecake sampler! oh, the humanity! jimmy smith should be there with lew to enjoy this cheesecake sampler. lew would share, right?

    and chop seal would merely feed the fearsome dogs a little chocolate and then . . .

    chop seal and chipper made peace today. friends. chop seal borrowed some bait for chipper from another beet writer and chipper seemed okay after that. cheese poppers.

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  15. 15 journalist jimmy smith February 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    “uh, how do these cheese poppers work?”

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  16. 16 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Great lead Chris… Really good, I made me conjure up the many memories I have of minor league baseball. The Max Patkins, the King and His Court. All great minor league lore. I never knew there were additional verses to “Take Me Out Too The Ball Game”. Perfect fodder for the Braves and Stuff blog.

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  17. 17 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    “It”… Oh the humility….

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  18. 18 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    And more bird news…. Okay be right back… In honor of Chris’s great post, I have a new avatar…

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  19. 19 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    And more exiting news… It has been revealed that mixing beet juice with salt provides a more effecting anti icing agent for road crews deicing bridges and causes less harm to DOT equipment as well as the average motorist’s personal vehicles.

    My personal opinion is that it is really borscht … Maybe a little over salted but still…

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  20. 20 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    And everyone has gone… There is an echo in here… very empty.. Idol is over… Squawk…

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  21. 21 mrgil February 28, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Got newspaper????

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  22. 23 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 12:43 am

    ~ crickets ~

    g’night……

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  23. 24 Bay Area Steve February 29, 2008 at 2:58 am

    I’m sorry, but these last four hours have been sad.

    Wake up, people. What, you think you have stuff to do tomorrow? You need a good night’s sleep? Unacceptable.

    Four hours of west coast primetime wasted?

    Well done Chucktown. I didn’t know that about that song, which makes sense, as I don’t know much. And for the record, well done to all in the lineup. I’ve never said so, but I’ve read and appreciated each and every lead.

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  24. 25 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 8:07 am

    I came in first thing, as I am accustomed to doing, to check the overnights. The first thing to catch my eye was Gil’s new avatar. I rushed back and re-washed my eyes and returned with great trepidation. But, upon checking, I was wrong. Whew!!

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  25. 26 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Chris, excellent blog!!! Did ya hear??? CL has made you the full time blog writer, congrats!!! 😆
    I as well was unaware of the first verse to Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Great stuff!
    I had seen a story or two on Don Wardlow several years back…thought it was very interesting, but you really made me wish I had heard the team! Too bad he couldn’t at least do the home games…..
    I have a shameful secret to admit. I have NEVER seen a minor league game!!! 😳 And that is a fact, even after living in Jacksonville for 10 years! (They had a AA team during that time) After leaving St. Louis at 16, I just watched Cubs and Braves games in cable. Plus, no one, NO ONE in Jacksonville gave a damn about baseball. Outside of Chipper’s family, and they had to move to town! 😉 Never met anyone that had even been to a AA game there. Jacksonville is the Unbaseball town. All anyone cared about was the Gators, and the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL for a couple of years.
    Since I was from St. Louis, and the Football Cards were forever 5-11, and the Mizzou team was bad….I could hardly understand the cult that followed a college football team, a minor league team for God’s Sake!!!!
    So anyway, that’s my excuse for never seeing a Minor league game…either in a Major league town, or in a minor league town that ranked baseball right with hockey and soccer on it’s radar.
    I will rectify this sin once the Braves AAA team moves to Gwinnett….and I bet I will kick myself for not going sooner….

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  26. 27 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 8:10 am

    and where were the overnight bloggers? sleeping, perhaps? sleeping when this blog needs blogging? let’s hope the morning crew can make up for the missing posts. in baseball news . . . roger clemens still a jerk.

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  27. 28 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Sorry BAS, I was not a well berigan yesterday….I caught a stomach bug from my Pa I think(Wish I had the sense to drop it, but I gotta catch anything near me, a true athlete I am …..

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  28. 29 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 8:21 am

    It was the cheesecake. One sleeps quite well after being filled with cheesecake. I never heard a Flipper scratching at the door, if in fact, the Seal Reporter showed up. Hopefully he was not attacked by German Shepherds. They really are nice dogs.

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  29. 30 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 8:24 am

    chop seal met flbravesgirl and flbravesgirl baked cookies for chop seal well into the morning.

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  30. 31 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

    JJS, I knew that quite some time ago when I read an interview about him, the interviewer came over when then youngish Roger was watching a tape of Faces of death!!!! Where is the vomiting emoticon??? I tried to put that out of my mind when I saw him in later years….I have always rooted for old folks in sports, even when I was younger than they were….

    Gee…walked away and forget to hit submit….hope it isn’t too stale now!

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  31. 32 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 9:25 am

    ‘Morning, y’all!!

    Some of our stats you may find interesting:
    Views in Dec: 7,421
    Views in Jan: 7,489
    Views in Feb: 9,455
    Total as of 7:00 pm yesterday: 24,365

    What draws people here? YOU! Congratulations!! 😀

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  32. 33 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 9:38 am

    OH! The Humanity!!!!!! Another 10-15 inches of snow due tomorrow in Vermont. That will make about 30 inches this week on top of the three or so feet that were already on the ground. I’m about ready for the global warming part of the deal (though it would lead to a flood of Biblical proportions). I may need a dog sled to get home tomorrow night.

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  33. 34 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Gives new meaning to “The Pelican Brief” eh 008?

    A cruel twist of fate for you Lew. Last year you could not leave Vermont, this year you may not be able to return…

    Global warming is a sham…. I suspect however if gasoline hits $4 a gallon, Our exhaust emission will decline rapidly. I know mine will….

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  34. 35 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 10:11 am

    That bump in February views is no doubt due to the in depth reporting from Florida.

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  35. 36 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Decline in your exhaust emission? Seems the least you can do for your “close” friends. 😈

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  36. 37 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Lew… It didn’t hurt… 🙂

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  37. 38 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    jimmy smith is thinking of naming lew and grinch journalists . . . but will then have to teach lew and grinch the secret handshake. the secret handshake was the hardest part of becoming a journalist for baby seal (at the time still baby seal). and snow in vermont . . . go figure. 😆

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  38. 39 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    JJS-If you remember. I was named a Journalist at least two years ago. However, I’ve never used the Honorific, because I am he Artist. One title is enough. Just because I choose not to use an Avatar, I still hold the titles. What is this about secret handshakes? I thought you just needed to enjoy cheese and various baked goods.

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  39. 40 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 11:01 am

    That was meant to be THE Artist- He Artist sounds like a cartoon show character. Maybe I need to fight Skeletor or something before they will teach me the handshake.

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  40. 41 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Is baby seal a journalist or a beet writer? 😀

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  41. 42 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Lew: Are you The Artist formerly known as Lew?

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  42. 43 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

    We need to be careful not to pile too many new titles on Old Lew. He’s already sporting much more creative titles such as “Lew-ser” and others brought forth by various one-syllable bloggers. Let’s not confuse the old geezer. 😉

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  43. 44 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Did I forget to say g’morning?

    G’morning!

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  44. 45 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Was it something I said? 😯

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  45. 46 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I have seen them use that secret handshake with BC. They keep the right hand in their pocket, and sort of wave with the left. Oh, the boogeranity!

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  46. 47 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    No Raisins, not something you said. Evidently, it was something I wrote. Blog’s been dead since the new lead went up. 😳

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  47. 48 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 11:43 am

    yes, journalist does remember naming lew a journalist long ago . . . but lew’s license to do journalism expired when lew was snowed in last spring. always good to get a renewal. much like a drivers license. and journalists and beet writers can sometimes be the same, sometimes not. some beet writers are not journalists. many journalists are not beet writers. very few beet writers can draw – or spell, for that matter. beet writers get beet up a lot.

    and beet writing has its rewards . . . cheese and baked goods. then, there are the drawbacks . . . self-esteem issues and poor dental hygiene. all in all, jimmy smith would never be a beet writer but is proud to be a journalist. chop seal is okay with being a beet writer for now to help out carolina lady, but chop seal wants to be a columnist.

    somebody is giving beet writing a bad name.

    and shameless promotion of another braves blog this morning on wsb radio. sounded like a paid advertisement to this journalist. and why would this be necessary? 9,455 views in february for the carolina lady cox chambers blog? and would carolina lady like to see something in a canned ham? and are canned hams still being consumed on that other blog?

    remember this, vienna sausages and crackers. also remember the name joe borchard.

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  48. 49 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 11:47 am

    klobber: Not the lead, dude. It’s a good’un.

    I have been to one minor league game. It was in Augusta about 15 or so years ago, maybe more… I think 1A. As I recall, it was not much different from many high school games I had attended in terms of accessibility to the players. Of course, most of them were just out of high school, so… Very loyal fans, too. Vocal and loyal…

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  49. 50 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Annd where is SG? ww? Salty? Bob? Somebody said something. But, for the life of me, I can’t think what.

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  50. 51 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 11:53 am

    journalist notes that carolina lady censored an earlier jimmy smith post – a post that was made at 8:38 pm last night. that post had to do with — in a bottle and the word — has been lined through! that’s right, lined through! so, can say stomach linings on this blog but cannot say —! and “stomach linings” makes jimmy smith sick . . . and — are a part of braves baseball! cannot deny this. a big part. a highly visible part. sometimes, prime time. in color. hdtv. that’s right, —cast on tv! oh, well, sure to be banned now. gonna happen. will have to take the — posts over to chop chick as soon as chop chick returns to chop chick’s delightful blog. and is that blogger still trying to blog there? oh, the humiliation! and, will carolina lady run some radio ads to promote braves and stuff blog? and how about billboards? airplane pulling a sign? grinch wearing a sandwich board? good ideas, all. and chop seal has eaten too many cookies and is not feeling well this morning. but chop seal will perservere and continue to cover the action at spring training.

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  51. 52 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    chop seal reports problems with chop seal’s stomach lining this morning . . . ugh! feeling queasy. feeling faint. gonna pass out . . .

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  52. 53 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Methinks that jjs is in the booger stage. I have heard of the oral stage, the anal stage, the phallic stage, the latency stage and the genital stage. Did Freud miss one? 🙂

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  53. 54 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Noon stage? Back stage? Second stage?

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  54. 55 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Stage out of town. Catch it!

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  55. 56 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Center stage?

    Exit, stage left…

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  56. 57 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I am SOOOO unmotivated to work today. I mean, it is to dangerous proportions. It is already after noon, and I have accomplished nothing of substance. 😦

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  57. 58 lew614 February 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Raisins-I am The Artist always known as Lew

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  58. 59 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Speaking of stages: I’m sure you have noticed that many young women of today have voice’s that were arrested in the anal stage. It is such a turn-off to hear an otherwise attractive “woman” talk like a 5-year old. Why don’t they check out some old movies and listen to Lauren Becall, Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwych and Vivien Leigh communicate femininity? ‘Course none of them wore ball caps and phrased each sentence like a question, either. Oh well, I still think I lived in the good old days.

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  59. 60 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    jimmy smith is an expert on the importance of healthy toes to major league baseball players. — are only a sideline. all the — talk would likely be gone if bobby cox would stop picking bobby cox’s nose. and some thought should be given to throwing the — ball. yes, that is the ball that has a — riding on it and the — causes the ball to dip or dive or whatever. who on this team can throw the — ball? hint: only relief pitchers get to throw this pitch now. and what blogger can tell the other — why?

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  60. 61 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Anybody going to have play-by-play capabilities this afternoon? I’ll get to see the first hour of the game during my lunch break, but after that, I’m relying on Braves-And-Stuff Denizens to provide the updates. No Gameday or anything like that at work, either.

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  61. 62 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    You can only pick your nose in the bullpen? Or on the end of the bench?

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  62. 63 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    JJS, I’d say it’s because Bobby hands the ball over to relievers as they enter the game.

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  63. 64 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    You expect us to talk baseball on here? Com’on Hillbilly, get real! 🙂

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  64. 65 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I think I can safely say that we are all glad that BC doesn’t pick his nose with his toes. Toes are not to be trifled with…

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  65. 66 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Raisins; RROE #21. You can not safely say ANYTHING on the blog.

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  66. 67 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I have earned a few veteran considerations…

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  67. 68 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Veterans smeterans, I meant ANYBODY!!!

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  68. 69 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Good luck with that… 😀

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  69. 70 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Except for CL, when the ONLY response is: Yes Ma’am, Yes Ma’am, three bags full. :mrgreen:

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  70. 71 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    T minus 15 minutes to ESPN and Los Bravos…

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  71. 72 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Raisins; You are a slow learner. Are you returded? 🙂

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  72. 73 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    And, it is definitely safe to say that I will get even less work done once the Braves broadcast begins…

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  73. 74 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    No, but I am and idiot… 😀

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  74. 75 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    OK, I have caused enough strife for one morning, so it’s off to lunch. Toasted p. cheese(home made)with sweet pickles on the side. Washed down with a root beer. Then, a nap. Ta Ta.

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  75. 76 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    No strife for me. I don’t even take myself personally…

    My dad made the world’s greatest pimento cheese. I have attempted to make it a time or two… can’t replicate Dad’s. It’s OK, but not as good as his. Now, however, I have suddenly developed a serious craving for pimento cheese. Now strife has begun… kidding… 😀

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  76. 77 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Game’s comin’ on… I shoulda got more work done earlier… 😦

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  77. 78 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Braves starting lineup:

    KJ
    Yunel
    Chipper
    Tex
    Frenchy
    Kotsay
    Diaz
    Javy
    JJ

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  78. 79 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    EEEEEEK!

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  79. 80 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Braves 1st:

    KJ to first
    Escobar hits into DP
    Chipper flies out

    0 – 0

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  80. 81 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hard to hear – the announcers are too busy talking on top of each other and trying to ‘out-witty’ themselves, too much forced laughing. Where are Skip and Joe???

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  81. 82 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    2nd:
    Dodgers up:
    Escobar to Tex = 1 out
    Escobar to Tex = 2 outs
    KJ catch = 3 outs

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  82. 83 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    The ol’ 5-6-3…

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  83. 84 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    hillbilly has correctly answered the question. carolina lady will have a prize for hillbilly. carolina lady’s blog.

    and now the word — disappears completely . . . carolina lady is sending this journalist a message. can still say stomach lining, though. and pimento cheese. why not —?

    game time, enough — talk.

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  84. 85 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone
    Oh where, oh where can he be
    With his ears cut short and his tail cut long
    Oh where, oh where can he be?

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  85. 86 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    correction – 1 – 0 LAD, they scored in top of 1st

    Braves up:
    Tex – lined out to first
    Frenchy – hit, caught, out
    Kotsay – grounds out to 2nd

    after 2, 1-0 LA

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  86. 87 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    “…the young Justin Shafer…”

    Stupid ESPN announcers… Kruk is and idiot!

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  87. 88 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    One of y’all give results for Hillbilly – I have to leave for a bit.

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  88. 89 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Buddy Carlyle… easy 1-2-3 inning…

    1-0 LAD after 2 1/2

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  89. 90 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Diaz almost decapitated Loiaza… 😀

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  90. 91 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    2 run dinger for Javy!!!

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  91. 92 Bay Area Steve February 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Head hanging by a thread? or —?

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  92. 93 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    and this out of devil rays camp: “Minor league shortstop Reid Brignac broke the small toe on his right foot when he was struck by a pitch from Chris Mason. He is expected to be out four to seven days.”

    and now, the mets . . . “Reports are that Hernandez did not have bunion removal surgery, as the Mets claimed he did this past offseason, and that instead, he had an operation to shorten one toe—which, as you might assume, has left him off-balance and behind the other pitchers.”

    and why would one shorten a toe? unless that toe was too long . . . and is this relevant to yesterday’s talk of stubbed toes? toe stubs?

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  93. 94 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Bottom of 3: 2-1 Good guys

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  94. 95 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Carlyle still on the mound.

    -Loney flies out to right.
    -LaRoche grounds to 3rd.
    -Somebody did something resulting in an out, but the stupid ESPN announcers were too busy mouthing to actually desribe the action, and I was working and not watching.

    After 3 1/2, 2-1 Good guys.

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  95. 96 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Bottom of 4th, Loaiza still on the mound.

    Chipper singles to left.

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  96. 97 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Bottom of 4th, Loaiza still on the mound.

    -Chipper singles to left.
    -Tex squibs to 1st. Chipper moves to 2nd.

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  97. 98 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Bottom of 4th, Loaiza still on the mound.

    -Chipper singles to left.
    -Tex squibs to 1st. Chipper moves to 2nd.
    -Frenchy rips one to the opposite field. Chipper scores.

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  98. 99 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Well I’m back at work, now, but the 3 innings that I did get to watch was good for my soul. I’ve been an Brayan Pena advocate for a couple of months now, but watching Javy park one on the berm kinda gave me the warm fuzzies. Thanks CL and VOR for the updates.

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  99. 100 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Bottom of 4th, Loaiza still on the mound.

    -Chipper singles to left.
    -Tex squibs to 1st. Chipper moves to 2nd.
    -Frenchy rips one to the opposite field. Chipper scores.
    -Kotsay flies out to left.

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  100. 101 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Bottom of 4th, Loaiza still on the mound.

    -Chipper singles to left.
    -Tex squibs to 1st. Chipper moves to 2nd.
    -Frenchy rips one to the opposite field. Chipper scores.
    -Kotsay flies out to left.
    -Diaz (stupid ESPN announcers first say Dee-az, then say Dye-az) flies out to right.

    Bottom 4, 3-1 Good guys.

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  101. 102 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Correction:

    End of 4, 3-1 Good guys.

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  102. 103 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ

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  103. 104 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.

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  104. 105 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.
    -Sweeney taps to Mylan who makes the play on Martinez at 3rd.

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  105. 106 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.
    -Sweeney taps to Moylan who makes the play on Martinez at 3rd.
    -Furcal singles up the middle. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.

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  106. 107 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Oh the humanity! Peter GAmmons has just decreed that the Mets will win the World Series!

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  107. 108 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.
    -Sweeney taps to Moylan who makes the play on Martinez at 3rd.
    -Furcal singles up the middle. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.
    -Double steal, nobody covering, Javy throws to CF. LAD scores.

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  108. 109 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I’m still reading, VOR. Hang in there.

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  109. 110 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.
    -Sweeney taps to Moylan who makes the play on Martinez at 3rd.
    -Furcal singles up the middle. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.
    -Double steal, nobody covering, Javy throws to CF. LAD scores. Furcal moves to 3rd.
    -Ethier walks. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.

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  110. 111 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Top of 5, Moylan on the mound.

    Stupid ESPN announcers too busy to announce subs.

    -Bennett squirts slow roller to KJ
    -Martinez flies to right, Brandon Jones flubs it for a 2 base error.
    -Sweeney taps to Moylan who makes the play on Martinez at 3rd.
    -Furcal singles up the middle. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.
    -Double steal, nobody covering, Javy throws to CF. LAD scores. Furcal moves to 3rd.
    -Ethier walks. Runners 1st and 3rd w/ 2 out.
    -Kemp K’s.

    After 5 1/2, 3-2 Good guys.

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  111. 112 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    In the 3 innings that I saw, Gary Thorne botched Diaz’s name 3 times, missed the strike call 3 times, and claimed the Braves won yesterday at least once……Hockey announcer.

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  112. 113 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Gotcha, Hillbilly. The original RaisinCast.

    I’m here for 15 more minutes, then I have to go pick up my littlest raisin from school. Somebody’ll have to pick it up then…

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  113. 114 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    That was a nice play by B. Jones wasn’t it? 😦

    They just showed the list of three announcers “Top 5 NL teams to watch”. Mets and Phillies were on top of all three lists. Big surprise that employees of the Evil Empire would put those two, esp. the Mets, on top. Atlanta only appeared on Phillips list.

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  114. 115 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Bottom of 5, unannounced LH on the mound. (Stupid ESPN announcers…)

    -Javy leads off with a walk.

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  115. 116 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Hockey announcer 😆

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  116. 117 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    LEmme know when you leave Raisins and I’ll pick it up.

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  117. 118 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Bottom of 5, unannounced LH on the mound. (Stupid ESPN announcers…)

    -Javy leads off with a walk.
    -Thorman also walks.

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  118. 119 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Will do, klobber. I’ve got 10 more minutes…

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  119. 120 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Bottom of 5, unannounced LHMiller on the mound. (Stupid ESPN announcers…)

    -Javy leads off with a walk.
    -Thorman also walks.
    -KJ doubles to the wall in right. 2 in.

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  120. 121 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Bottom of 5, unannounced LHMiller on the mound. (Stupid ESPN announcers…)

    -Javy leads off with a walk.
    -Thorman also walks.
    -KJ doubles to the wall in right. 2 in.
    -Yunel singles. KJ scores.

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  121. 122 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Phillips just said “Justin” Schaffer again! IDIOTS!

    If these morons would take a few minutes to read their pre-game notes AND SHUT UP FOR TWO SECONDS they might make watching this game a little more enjoyable.

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  122. 123 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Bottom of 5, unannounced LH Miller on the mound. (Stupid ESPN announcers…)

    -Javy leads off with a walk.
    -Thorman also walks.
    -KJ doubles to the wall in right. 2 in.
    -Yunel singles. KJ scores.
    -Chipper singles up the middle. 1st and 2nd, 3 in, 0 out.

    Pitching change… stupid ESPN announcers don’t bther to say who is coming in…

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  123. 124 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Uh, that’d be bother… 😀

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  124. 125 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I could watch it, but I prefer Raisin’s call.

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  125. 126 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Of course you could have meant “blather”, as in, these knuckleheads are blathering on and on about everything but the game.

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  126. 127 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Gotta go! All yours, klobber…

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  127. 128 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I, too, enjoy, Raisin’s call. Better pronunciation.

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  128. 129 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Have they (ESPN) went into a Mets/Santana/David Wright worship service, yet? You know it’s coming.

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  129. 130 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    If you complained to ESPU they would say, “well, it’s ST for announcers too, you know”. In that case, these guys will not be going north with the team.

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  130. 131 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Have we come unplugged? Pick it up, Klobber.

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  131. 132 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Oh, of course they have.

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  132. 133 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Listen up Grumpy. It’s coming!

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  133. 134 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Okay, picking it up mid-inning here.

    Here’s what we’ve got so far (remember, I picked this up mid-inning….

    -Josh Anderson singles up the middle. Escobar scores from second.
    -Brandon Jones draws a walk. Bases loaded. ONe out.
    -Joe Borchard hits a ground rule double to right center. Two men score. 9-2.
    Men on 2 and 3.
    -Javy Lopez flies out to center. Brandon Jones scores on the sacrifice. Two out, man on second. 10-2

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  134. 135 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    WOW, Hello offense.

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  135. 136 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about!

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  136. 137 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Grumble, grumble toil and mumble. 🙂

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  137. 138 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Joe Borchard hits a ground rule double to right center. I remember him!

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  138. 139 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Hey Klobber, why don’t you go pick up the little Raisins and let VOR do the play-by-play?

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  139. 140 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    SOrry, computer crashed. I’ll get y’all updated right away.

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  140. 141 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    –Scott Thorman draws a walk. Good patient AB for him. Men on 1 and 2.
    –Matt Riley (Dodger pitcher) replaced with Greg JOnes.
    — Martin Prado grounds out to 2b.
    — End of inning.

    TOp 6th
    -Tyler Yates pitching.
    -James Loney flies out to Shaffer in C.
    -Laroche flies out to J. Anderson in RF.
    -Jason Repko draws a walk.
    -Bennett lines out hard to Thorman. Good play by Thor.

    Middle of 6th.

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  141. 142 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Paladin, you grumpy old fart, I’m not doing this for myself. I can stop if you’d prefer.

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  142. 143 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Mess with me you whipper-snapper and I’ll bean you with my bed pan.

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  143. 144 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Bottom 6th.

    –Someone flew out to 1b.
    –Someone flew out to CF.
    (Sorry, announcers too busy talking to actually do play-by-play.)
    –Some else (Shaffer?) flew out to LF.

    Bottom of 7th. Still 10-2.

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  144. 145 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Bring it, old man!

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  145. 146 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Damn, who are you? That donkey we can’t mention?

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  146. 147 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hey guys, just shook free, checked in and saw you guys reporting there was a game being broadcast. Wow, somebody pinch me!

    Seems like the best and worst of times. Just like life… some good, some not so good… but I’ll take it. No complaints at all.

    All is well and good on the home front, but my Lady’s not quite able to travel yet. So, no dinner in Florida with Lew and Grinch tonight, which I was really looking forward to. The silver lining… the weather has warmed, the sun is out and there is actual, honest to goodness live baseball on TV!!!

    BRAVES BASEBALL!!! Add to that, it’s in HD and the Bravos look really GOOD! Javy has crushed the ball. The boys look good.

    I haven’t used this many caps or exclamations in a long time. Must be spring fever. Paladin… behave. Klobber is doing fine.

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  147. 148 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Top of 7th.

    WIll Ohman in to pitch for Braves.

    –Some guy in a “Dodger Blue” jersey just popped out to 1b.
    –Chavez flies out to Shaffer in CF.
    –Someone else in a dodger blue jersey just flew out to Anderson in right.

    Still 10-2. Middle of the 7th.

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  148. 149 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    SG; Mind your own neverminds.

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  149. 150 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    What donkey are you referring to Grumpy?

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  150. 151 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    It allegedly, is a reeeeaal big one!

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  151. 152 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    another clue: It has 17EEE hooves.

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  152. 153 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Klobber, fine lead post you done sir. Very nice indeed. Made me want to catch a few more of my Sally League Sand Gnats games this summer. Come on down on a field trip and I’ll buy you a beer and a ticket. That invite goes to all denizens venturing to or through Savannah this summer.

    They’ve also got a brand new BBQ cookout section at the old stadium.

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  153. 154 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Ramon Troncoso in to pitch for Dodgers.
    — Someone flew out to 3B. Great leaping grab.
    — Brandon Jones grounds out to 2b.
    — Pena grounds out to P on a little dribbler.

    End of 7th. 10-2.

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  154. 155 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    No paladin, I would never assume the identity of another blogger. At least not one that is already known. Especially the one with the 17EEE’s. I’m afraid of where he might put them! And I thought MY 14EEE’s were big!

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  155. 156 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    SG; I may take you up on that. Then, Mrs. SG can join us and I’ll take y’all out to dinner.

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  156. 157 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Dammit…&#@*&. Right in the middle of a Moss pitch ESPN goes to commercials. If it ain’t New York it won’t get respected with those dudes.

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  157. 158 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Klobber; As the saying goes, you would have been a big ole dude if’n they hadn’t turned so much under. :mrgreen:

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  158. 159 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    That’s a deal Paladin. Surf or turf.

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  159. 160 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks SG. I’ve heard that they’ve made some upgrades to the old stadium this off season.

    Damion Moss in to pitch for the Braves in the top of the 8th.

    –Xavier Paul at bat. Sorry but there are some technical difficulties with ESPN. Screen went to black in the middle of a pitch and then they went to a commercial. I guess it’s ST for the guys in the truck too!

    SG, sorry to hear that Mrs Guy isn’t well. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. I’d love to take you up on that offer! Same goes for you up here! We’ve got a beautiful park here.

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  160. 161 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Both.

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  161. 162 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Grumpy, trust me. THey aren’t turned under at all. I’m about as flat footed as they come.

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  162. 163 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    That’s what you told the draft board. Come clean with us.

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  163. 164 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    –XAvier Paul got to first somehow or another.
    –Delwyn Young strikes out. Paul steals 2b.
    –John LIndsey at bat. HIts towering pitch to Shaffer in CF. Runner stays at 2b.

    –Terry Tiffee grounds out to 2b. End of top of the 8th. 10-2, in favor of the good guys.

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  164. 165 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve got to go run some errands. If they blow a 10-2 lead I don’t want to see, or hear, about it. Later.

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  165. 166 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Paladin, I never served, something that I regret now quite honestly.

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  166. 167 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Klobber, don’t get serious on me. He who supports his country and its flag serves also. And I know you do. Now, get back to calling the game before I get up on a stool and kick your donkey. 🙂

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  167. 168 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Bottom of the 8th. Announcers too busy talking about the Tower of Terror to discuss baseball.

    Fernando de la Cruz on the mound for the DOdgers.

    –Corky Miller flies to CF.
    –Scott Thorman still has that long swing. He grounds out to 2b.
    –Martin Prado grounds out to 3b.

    End of the 8th. 10-2.

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  168. 169 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Top of the 9th.

    BY the way, Mets trail the Cardinals in the top of the ninth. 4-3
    Phillies and Pittsburgh are tied in the top of the eighth. 4-4.

    Nix in to pitch for Braves. Who the hell is NIX?
    — John Ford Griffin doubles off RF wall.
    — Lucas May strikes out swinging.
    — Ramon Martinez grounds out to 3b. Runner stays at 2b.
    — Chavez singles to RF. Griffin scores. 10-3.
    — Chin-Lung Hu draws a walk. Chavez to second.
    — Xavier Paul was HBP in his previous AB (during technical problems.) This time he grounds out to Thor at 1b. GAME OVER! Braves win 10-3.

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  169. 170 Hillbilly February 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for the efforts CL, VOR, and Klobber.

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  170. 171 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    And the Bravos win big! Love it when that happens, official game or not.

    Someone please empty Paladin’s bedpan… he’s gettin’ moist and cranky.

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  171. 172 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    No problem Hillbilly. Sorry for some of the sketchy details but the announcers weren’t much help. Trying to type and watch the game was a little tough at times.

    SG, Paladin’s ALWAYS grumpy. It’s just a matter of the degree of grumpiness.

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  172. 173 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    You are very welcome, Hillbilly.

    Good game, and good company. 😉

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  173. 174 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Good game… Javy looked very good at the plate. Does not look like he has put any miles on the chassis since he left the Braves.

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  174. 175 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    How wierd was the ESPN graphic showing Braves newcomers including Javy Lopez and Tom Glavine. (Cue Twilight Zone theme here…)

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  175. 176 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I”m back. Shortened trip. Only used one pair of depends.

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  176. 177 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Much good baseball on blog today. Now for stuff…

    So much bird talk and bird house building stories on the last blog and Carolina Lady builds blogs and actually builds bird houses and is good with tools too! She is a Renaissance Lady! That talent also prepared her well for managing all of us crazy tools on Braves and Stuff (ban sawed for that?). ; )

    (Sentimental transition now) The stories reminded me of a time I was just a little tyke and built a birdhouse with my own little hands. After finishing and too excited to wait for Dad to get home and help, I decided to hang it in a tree myself before he got home from work. It didn’t work out that well as a birdhouse. Lesson of patience and realizing limitations was learned that day. I have no shame… here’s a little poem I wrote for you CL about the experience:

    Little Builders Need Little Ladders

    As a little boy I built a little birdhouse

    for a little chickadee, cardinal or wren

    Impatient and alone, I hung it too low

    Henceforth it was a home to a mouse.

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  177. 178 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Gil, I agree about Javy. I know it’s only one game but he looks ripped and seemed to be locked in, ripping the ball like he was in his last year with us. What a bonus if he keeps that up.

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  178. 179 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Ok, good folks. Duties call. Mrs. Raisins birthday was Tuesday, and we have alot of family converging on the homestead for a birthday dinner this evening. (Have had chicken and spices for fajitas in the slow-cooker all day…) Gotta get the abode in order.

    C-ya! 😀

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  179. 180 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Raisins, one day when you’re old and near the end, you will not look back on this fine day and think, “wish I would’ve spent that day working”. Guaranteed.

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  180. 181 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the play by play VOR and Chris!!! I was asleep for the game! 😦 Still playing catch up or something from yesterday’s stomach flu……IF Javy is as good as it sounds like he is this spring, we really should carry another Catcher, shouldn’t we??? I don’t want to be griping that we had the Bases Loaded in the 6th, and Pete Orr grounded out, while Javy got butt sores! Ok, that can’t happen (Or can it? 😯 ) but you get the picture….butt sores….the next topic of interest from JJS????

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  181. 182 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Hey, VOR, back off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😡

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  182. 183 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    True, SG, true… I got nothing accomplished, and have no regrets. It has been a fine day. 😎

    Later!

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  183. 184 stupid ESPN announcers February 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Dammit, I mean…VOR back off!!!!!!! :x….

    yet another stupendous joke ruined by seeing the nickname and thinking is had changed, when it had not!!!! 😦

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  184. 185 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Back off? From what was I encroaching?

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  185. 186 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Ahhh.. now the picture has come into focus… 😀

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  186. 187 Voice of Raisins February 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Well, the Ma-in-law has arrived. (No need for MIL jokes, we get along great.) However, I must now bid you all adieu as I really do have to start getting this shin-dig together.

    So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu…

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  187. 188 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Wish we could edit our posts here….but, I imagine some here would cause trouble….Not me of course….

    Good to see you back here SG! Hope your better half will be feeling better soon! And all the times you came up here(ATL) that were not trips of leisure you and Mrs. SG should come up for a baseball trip!!! I hope there will be a few times this year a number of us can get together to see a game!
    Being a poor Berigan, hopefully I can convince folks to sit with me in the 1$ seats! 🙂

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  188. 189 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    And where are Flange1, Scribe, and JerseyGil??????? Does anyone have a way to contact Jason in Maine??? I know his Father passed away a few weeks back….

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  189. 190 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Is Raisin’s mother-in-law a prune? Just kidding.

    Berigan, please don’t tempt journalist Jimmy Smith with such nauseating items for discussion. He may faint just thinking about it.

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  190. 191 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    And soon everything will be right with the world…..Meaning Grinch will get back to his one post per week!!! :mrgreen:

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  191. 192 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I just reviewed some legal documents that were FedExed to me only to return and see that exchange between Berigan and VOR. I have NO idea what they are talking about. But, then, I don’t guess I’m supposed to.

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  192. 193 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Anyone surprised that no one has signed Kyle Lohse ??? Granted, he ain’t great…but his ERA was under 5.00 last year…

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  193. 194 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Paladin, no wonder you don’t get it…after reading legal documents, nothing is going to make sense, since everything else is b&W.

    VOR started every play by play post with stupid ESPN announcers??? See?? Now you are laughing like a madman, right? ;?

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  194. 195 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Oh confound it….Wordpress is high tech…if this was 1997…of course, compared to the AJC blog, which is 1991, it IS high tech!

    Paladin, no wonder you don’t get it…after reading legal documents, nothing is going to make sense, since everything else is b&W.

    VOR started every play by play post with stupid ESPN announcers??? See?? Now you are laughing like a madman, right? 😕

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  195. 196 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    SG; When you fell off the liddle ladder while trying to hang your liddle bird house did you get a boo boo on your tu tu?

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  196. 197 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Oh! LMFAO. :)):

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  197. 198 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    😆 by the time I learn to use these they will have sound tracks.

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  198. 199 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    To those who’ve mentioned or sent wishes and prayers… I thank you sincerely. They are deeply appreciated. My wife is actually doing quite well right now, she’s in the final stages of “adjustment procedures”, but still unable to travel for a little while. She’ll be back in action soon and 100 percent.

    Berigan, until 2 years ago I would average about a dozen games a year in Atlanta. I expect that I’ll see half of that this year, or try anyway. More if possible. Mrs. Guy has joined a few times. She’s not the baseball fan that I am, but she cooks well, watches them with me on TV (between her readin’ and piddlin’ around the house) and she doesn’t beat me too often so I’ll keep her.

    We should have a Braves and Stuff denizen game get-together sometime. That would be a blast. BBQ dinner afterwards… or before. Raisin’s can bring his band and play a few tunes!

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  199. 200 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Besides, CL is high-tech. Her bird houses are launched using liquid hydrogen booster rockets. There is one on the pad now.

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  200. 201 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    You guys change the tenor too often for an old man to follow. We need to have a cirus hour, followed by a slap-stick hour and so on. That way I won’t be caught cutting up in church.

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  201. 202 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Now that is established: I piddle around the house, myself. Then, I blame it on the dog.

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  202. 203 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Paladin… no boo boo’s on tu tu. No ladder and no falls, ’cause I was too little to carry a ladder. My boo boo was that I hung the birdhouse just off the ground.

    Now, baby talk must stop. Bring whiskey.

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  203. 204 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    SG(like Cyrano)feels too strong for mere mortals; bring him giants! SF or NY? Jack Daniels or George Dickel?

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  204. 205 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Im going to eat. Menu can be made available, on request, to those over 44 years of age. When I return, I will be much more mellllow. Bet you can hardly wait.

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  205. 206 savannahguy February 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Paladin, no Jack… maybe Macallans. Just a wee little nip or two. Good for what ails and good for what don’t. Also good for snake bite.

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  206. 207 Chop Seal February 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    I aM inTervIewIng piTchIng proSpeCt JiMMy SmiTh.

    CS: Are yOu a righTy or a leFty?

    jjs: jimmy smith is, you know, a righty.

    CS: WhAt PitChes dO you ThrOW?

    jjs: jimmy smith throws, you know, a fastball, and uh, a curveball, and you know, a circle change.

    CS: Is tHis thE saMe ciRcle chaNge TOm GlaVine thRowS?

    jjs: no, this is, you know, jimmy smith’s uh, circle, you know, change.

    CS: WiLL yoU maKe the TEam, JimMy SmitH?

    jjs: it is hard to, you know, know for sure if, you know, jimmy smith will make the team right out, you know, of camp. maybe after, you know, the break.

    CS: ThAnK yoU, JiMMY SmiTh!

    jjs: uh, you know, thank you.

    CS:

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  207. 208 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    I can’t top, or even stay with, a jjs “interview”. I’m just keeping quiet.

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  208. 209 paladin2008 February 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I’m going to bed. Goodnight jjs. And I also wish to extend a buenos noches to you gutless wonders hiding under the porch. As Louis Grizzard said: “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay under the porch. Although, the smells there are limited, but intense.”

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  209. 210 Berigan lll the Search for Bach February 29, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I wish my friday’s were as exciting as everyone elses!!!

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  210. 211 Chop Seal February 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    BeRRYgan, I knOE what you meen. I sAw a bEEt wRiter doWnsTairs aLL alOne at a taBle fOR two, eaTing a gRillEd cheeze saNdwiCh and sOme cheeze fries and drInKing soME cheeze TaNg. WhAt a loOSer! At leAst wE are blOgginG toNiGHt.

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  211. 212 journalist jimmy smith February 29, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    g’night, paladin. was louis grizzard a frenchman?

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  212. 213 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Y’all are having a party somewhere and didn’t invite me. 😥

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  213. 214 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Evening Ma’am… 🙂 I am still worn out from the game today… Spring training can be tough.. 🙂

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  214. 215 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    And didn’t Javy look good today??? I see Santana gave up 3 runs on 4 hits today. It really doesn’t mean a whole lot to folks who know anything about baseball but the Met’s fans are ready to commit hari kari… I love it 🙂

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  215. 216 mrgil February 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Alright, I am going to fall asleep watching Leno… Later all…

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  216. 217 Bob, journalist February 29, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    was louis grizzard a frenchman?” … sounds French … who was he, assuming he’s dead?

    George was an American … from NC, methinks. He played Hamlet at the Guthrie when I was there.

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  217. 218 Carolina Lady February 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Am I the only person on the planet who did not know that Francoeur won a Gold Glove last year??? 😯 How did I not know this???

    “Given a chance to score on a sacrifice fly in the second inning, (Andruw) Jones instead chose not to test the rocket arm of Francoeur, who won his first Gold Glove Award after notching a Major League-high 19 outfield assists last year.”

    I need to get out more. But, instead, I’m going to bed…..zzzzzzzzzzzz

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  218. 219 chrisklob February 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Bob, hope you’re feeling better!

    CL, I had Jeff sign a Rawlings “Gold GLove” ball at the banquet in January. He personalized it to Matt. It’s pretty darn cool. One of Matt’s favorite autographs.

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  219. 220 flbravesgirl March 1, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Hi, y’all! Just checking in for a moment as I am a very tired girl tonight. Had a very nice visit with Grinch & Lew. I guess they liked me too, they’re already talking about future get-togethers (or maybe they want more cake). Lew’s art is even more impressive in person. I especially love Skip’s Wurlitzer drawing & his portrait of Bobby. Y’all will be stunned to know that Grinch is a door-holding, suitcase-carrying gentleman.

    Gotta head for bed now but I had to see what you were up to first. Chris, I love the lead. Great work!

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  220. 221 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Thanks fbg! Bout time for you to jump in and give one a try!

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  221. 222 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 1:06 am

    CL, if I knew he won the GG, I forgot all about it!!! Sometimes missing the sports/news one day is equal to some weeks…depending on the news, that is….

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  222. 223 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 1:13 am

    BAS???? Hello?????

    I’ll check in later……

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  223. 224 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 2:33 am

    too early???

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  224. 225 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 3:48 am

    too late…..

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  225. 226 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Good morning all, Lewis Grizzard was a great humorist and long time writer for the AJC with a syndicated column Bob. I am surprised you would not know him.

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  226. 227 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Thanks Gil. How soon we forget, huh? And my apologies to all for my boorish “call out”. I don’t even remember what was exorcising me then, but it couldn’t have been very important. After all, it was Friday night–date night! Instead, I took some prunes.

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  227. 228 morpheus45 March 1, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Morning, all! Fixing to head back to the ATL; just thought I’d let y’all know I was still alive.

    FBG, you’re not helping me uphold my reputation.

    I’ll check back in tonight; everyone play nice while I’m gone. 🙂

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  228. 229 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Grinch a “door opener” and a “bag toter”? I knew that! Grinch opens the door of any bar he passes and he has LOTS of baggage. 😆

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  229. 230 morpheus45 March 1, 2008 at 9:53 am

    FBG-What,exactly have you done with the Real Grinch? That does not resemble the one I’m familiar with.

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  230. 231 lew614 March 1, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Excuse me-I forgot to log on again. This is ruing my reputation. Now people think we are the same person.

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  231. 232 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Good morning Lew… Headed back into the teeth of the storm today? Do you have a direct flight or are you spending the night in Boston?

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  232. 233 savannahguy March 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Lew, have you noticed a green tint to your skin? Fingers getting long and hairy?

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  233. 234 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:06 am

    “Y’all will be stunned to know that Grinch is a door-holding, suitcase-carrying gentleman.”

    so, grinch is a bellhop? great uniforms. lots of tips. at disney, though, have to wear big ears and a tail. can get caught in the doorway.

    and flbravesgirl met chop seal and can only talk of grinch? chop seal liked the cookies.

    and louis grizzard is not the same as lewis grizzard, right? which one is the frenchman? betting on louis. and who are some famous louis? armstrong, louie, pasteur. any baseball louis? apparicio and st. louis. oh, the humanity!

    where is carolina lady?

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  234. 235 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 11:25 am

    You caught me(as usual)jjs, on my misspelling of Lewis’ name. But, I had been imbibing at the time and, that, Lewis would have understood. He, as you know, was a Dawg of great distiction. May he rest in peace.

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  235. 236 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Berigan lll the Search for Bach Says:

    February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    “Thanks for the play by play VOR and Chris!!! I was asleep for the game! Still playing catch up or something from yesterday’s stomach flu……”

    all must hope that the stomach flu did not attach itself to berigan’s stomach lining. oh, the humanity! stomach talk should not be permitted hear. such ugly talk about stomach linings is making jimmy smith feel queasy. lightheaded. out of sync. butterflies. feeling faint. getting woozy and wobbly. ready to pass out . . .

    braves and stomach lining blog. will not be popular with many. must get on to better subjects.

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  236. 237 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:40 am

    can’t talk b00gers hear, either. must turn to baseball . . . when does the game begin?

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  237. 238 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:47 am

    spelling is not a strong suit of jimmy smyth. journalist was thurd in the spelling be. but jimmy smith pursurveered and now jimmy smiff is a jurnalist. bloggers must be outside today so jimmy smith is going to go outside, two. overcast and not very pretty outside. blue werm activity, though. can here the blue werms singing. anybody hear know the blue werms theme song? prize for the correct answer direct from carolina lady birdhouse enterprises. a small bird seed. plant this seed and water. soon, a bird. 5 for a dollar. 25 for $6.

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  238. 239 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Can talk Falcons? They are supposedly ready to sign San Diego running back Michael Turner, which will result in an immediate release of Warrick Dunn. I like Dunn, and he is a good man in more ways than one, but his time has passed. I hope he can catch on with another team, but I doubt it.

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  239. 240 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 11:54 am

    The Braves play the Astros today at 1:05. No tv or radio, up here anyway.

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  240. 241 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:57 am

    what will the falcons do with all the alge crumpler bobbleheads? clearance sale?

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  241. 242 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Blue werm theme song? Am I Blue? Just a thought.

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  242. 243 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 11:58 am

    close, but no bird seed. keep thinking.

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  243. 244 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Werm with a Blue Dress on?

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  244. 245 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    jjs; You have given me an idea. Instead of t-shirts, why not a blog bobblehead? Of course, we couldn’t have anything as undignified and degrading as a CL bobblehead. But, can’t you think of someone who also symbolizes this blog who would lend themselves to being “immortalized” as a bobblehead? You can, can’t you?

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  245. 246 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    “Iraqi man training women, including his wife, to be sucicide bombers”.

    Honey, you know when you told me you needed to get out ot the house more often………

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  246. 247 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I AM THE DOMINATOR!!!!

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  247. 248 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Game on TBS…not quite the impact of hearing Tom Glavine’s return to the braves…for all I know, it’s all been a fantastic joke, just pulled on braves fans! Perhaps he retired, and it’s Chuck James impersonating Tom. Could explain Chuck’s arm trouble…he will disappear on the “disabled” list…and Will pitch as Glavine for the next 10 years….Glavine will now win 450 games!!!!

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  248. 249 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    TBS???? Oh I am old…..WSB…. 😳

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  249. 250 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Woody Williams stuck out Tex and Frenchy!!! He’s clearly on the juice!!!! 😡 Is it apple, or orange?? Ha!!! beat ya to the punch JJS!!!! 😈

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  250. 251 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    it appears berigan has been in the punch . . . 😆

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  251. 252 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Y’all are getting the game on tv?

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  252. 253 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    a little play-by-play from jimmy smith.

    2 on, nobody out. batter stepping in.

    first pitch lined to the wall! one run in, two runs in, batter ends up at second base.

    next batter coming to the plate. next batter on-deck. next batter in-the-hole.

    pretty good, play-by-play, huh?

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  253. 254 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Great job jimmy… what game are you calling??? 🙂

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  254. 255 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Nice work journalist jimmy smith. Jim Lucas has got nothin’ on you! 🙂

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  255. 256 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    game tied at 3-3. batter steps in. swing and a miss! swing and a miss! swing and it’s a chopper to uh, chipper. oh, the humanity! chipper was watching a girl in the stands! the ball hops past chipper and rolls into left field. chipper is hurt! clutching chipper’s hammock bone! on the ground now. here comes jeff porter and bobby cox. applying an ointment. now, a bandage. looks like jeff porter is going to put chipper’s hammock in a sling. hammock swing? rope hammock? hit a rope? rope a dope? dope? yep. sure to be banned.

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  256. 257 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    booger ball! I love it!!

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  257. 258 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Pawley’s Island hammock?

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  258. 259 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Potential problems for the Mets. I guess they don’t have doctors or MRI machines in Florida……. Someone should really address that. It sounds like one heck of a business opportunity to me!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080301&content_id=2398485&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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  259. 260 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    “Potential problems for the Mets”

    I’m glad this didn’t happen yesterday or the ESPNY people wouldn’t have talked about ANYTHING else.

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  260. 261 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I see where the Braves won. Now, someone with WSB-capability give us a run-down on the game.

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  261. 262 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hello! Am I going to have to hook up the water hose and chase y’all out from under the porch?

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  262. 263 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Important lesson learned as a youngster while visiting my grandfather. Never shoot a skunk when he is under your front porch…

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  263. 264 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Never mind. I went across the street and got the skinny. Also found out why this blog is so dead. Klobber and Lew(and maybe more) blogging away. It’s pretty outside. Think I’ll take advantage of it.

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  264. 265 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I’m glad this didn’t happen yesterday or the ESPNY people wouldn’t have talked about ANYTHING else.

    Paladin, I know you didn’t get to see yesterday’s game but trust me when I tell you that the announcers (if you can call them that) spent a whole lot more time talking about other issues than the game in front of them. It was ridiculous. They barely even tried to call a good game.

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  265. 266 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Okay, I’ll confess… It was too pretty outside for me to let the day go by. Then it was race time….

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  266. 267 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Or more specifically… Now it is race time 🙂

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  267. 268 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    “I could watch it, but I prefer Raisin’s call.”

    “If you complained to ESPU they would say, “well, it’s ST for announcers too, you know”. In that case, these guys will not be going north with the team.”

    Klobber; These are 2 posts I made during yesterday’s game. Yes, I’m out of it, but not that far.

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  268. 269 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Well, if Delgado is out any length of time, they are in big time trouble……Heck, the media might even just say they will end up in second place! 😯

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  269. 270 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Berigan; When you begin your search for Buck, he is under my porch with the rest of ’em.

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  270. 271 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Jack Buck??? Joe Buck??? Christine Buck???

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  271. 272 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Buck is the most used name for coon hounds. Why? Easy to spell?

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  272. 273 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Chop is second choice. 🙂

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  273. 274 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    You may have to begin a search for Carolina Lady. It is not like her to leave us this long without even a note on the fridge telling us how to warm dinner.

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  274. 275 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Speaking of dinner, I’m off for that purpose. I’ll come back later and turn out the lights.

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  275. 276 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Paladin, I was not accusing you of being “out of it”, at least not this time. I simply made that statement because I know that you didn’t have access to the TV or radio broadcast of either game.

    Isn’t it time for you to go to bed?

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  276. 277 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Saw this on on Tex on the “other” site….Chipper talkin’ about him….still think we have a chance resigning him Lew????

    “Tex is one of those guys who’s a die-hard Boras lover,” Jones said, “and that tells me what I need to know right there.

    “I’m not going to say there’s no chance [they re-sign him], but he stands behind his guy [Boras], and his guy gets top dollar. And I doubt we’ll be able to offer top dollar.”

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  277. 278 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    By APRIL HUNT
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 03/01/08

    A raccoon captured this week in Decatur has tested positive for rabies, prompting city and county officials to issue an alert to residents.Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention, officials said.

    They also urged people to monitor their pets for aggressive or nervous behavior, or excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth.

    well, could be most any blogger . . .

    😆

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  278. 279 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    UPDATED: 9:04 p.m. February 29, 2008
    Gorton’s recalls frozen fish fillets in Georgia, other states

    Published on: 02/29/08

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gorton’s Inc. recalled about 1,000 cases of frozen fish in Georgia and nine other states Friday after confirming that items a Pennsylvania customer reported finding in her food were pills.

    Gorton’s said it ordered the recall as a precaution while a laboratory works to determine the nature of the pills. Results are expected early next week.

    and who didn’t have bait earlier in the week? and did this baitless fisherman decide to use tums as bait? and now the little fishies are fish sticks with pills inside? not saying for sure, but could be. how would a fish get a pill? and how does a fish stick eat? swim?

    fish sticks – ketchup or not? blog pole.

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  279. 280 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    gil, please ask mrs gil to make a post as the blog needs the traffic and mrs gil is the newest blogger hear. also, journalist could not help but notice that gil has not responded to jimmy smith’s fish sticks story. fish. gil. fish gil. is something wrong hear? does gil know how a fish stick may have ingested a pill? through the gil? many questions. many, many questions. maybe berigan can help with this one. 😆

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  280. 281 journalist jimmy smith March 1, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    and what does a fish stick look like in the water?

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  281. 282 Carolina Lady March 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    What a great day for this lady! I had been searching for the grave site for my 4th great grandfather for many years. Much research; finally got a positive location last fall. Saved up for a headstone for him. Ordered it. Today it was placed! 103 years with no marker.

    Arranged for a sitter for Mother, Kelly & I headed for the little cemetery several counties away and were present when the stone was erected. Can’t tell you how happy I was to have finally accomplished that in his memory.

    My mother’s grandmother’s grandfather Kinion Carroll, b. 1821 d. 1905, veteran of CSA, served in Co. C, 1 BN NC heavy artillery – and went deaf from it. Rest in Peace, great Grandfather!

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  282. 283 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Note to self: Can’t even have a little fun with Klobber w/o extensive use of smiley faces. Oh, to hell with it.

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  283. 284 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    🙂

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  284. 285 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations CL! Must have been a very exciting day for you and Kelly!

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  285. 286 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Oscar winning actress(The french one) thinks 9-11, moon landing fakes….any wonder why they are called moonbats?????
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/01/wcotillard101.xml

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  286. 287 Salty March 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Paladin…it’s not the emoticons…it’s the avatar. I don’t think it shows your good side! It points left 😛

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  287. 288 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Berigan, she’s and idiot!

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  288. 289 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your day, CL. You earned it. As an aside, my ancestor, Brig. Gen. Thomas Reades Rootes Cobb commanded Georgia Legion 28 at Fredricksburg. He died from it. RIP.

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  289. 290 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Good point, Salty. 🙂 😆 :mrgreen: 😈

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  290. 291 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    And actually, my best side is out of the picture. 👿

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  291. 292 paladin2008 March 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I’m going to bed. Good night to those that deserve it. To you others, may the cock that crows do so often, and early.

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  292. 293 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 1, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats CL!!! You are tenacious!

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  293. 294 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    jimmy. Mrs G is still in the process of catching up on all the post the become current. However…. fish sticks with pills… I thought that is how you wormed the cat. Blue werms???? Who knew?? 🙂

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  294. 295 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Very nice CL…. I am sure he would have been proud of your branch of the family tree. 🙂

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  295. 296 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I thought Hampton was supposed to pitch today, Any clue from the other sites?

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  296. 297 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I’m going to bed. Good night to those that deserve it. To you others, may the cock that crows do so often, and early.

    Well, there ain’t no question which list I’m on. Cock-a-doodle-doo!

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  297. 298 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    JJS.. I have to be very careful to avoid the gill nets when I go fishing. You just never know the dangers that could befall you.

    Be careful to check CS when he returns from his assignment. You must be careful to discern the difference between the foaming associated with rabies and icing off a red velvet cake.

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  298. 299 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Time for the rooster avatar? 🙂

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  299. 300 Savannah Guy March 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in. Looks like it’s been a slow one on Braves and Stuff.

    Congratulations CL and Kelly… your Gx4 and Gx5 Grand daddy would be very proud. Bet he is. Yep.

    It’s been a long day… a good day… so I’m hittin’ the roost pole, but I’ll just say:

    good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night.

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  300. 301 mrgil March 1, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Yes, it is so slow that Josie and I watched a repeat showing of the last debate between Obama and Hillary. They are still saying the same things….

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  301. 302 Savannah Guy March 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Oh, by the way… Mr. Fly has been gathering news and taking photos from Spring Training. He rode (undetected) with FBG when she returned home, then caught a ride back to Orlando, then hitched a ride to Atlanta with Grinch and then hopped a plane to Vermont with Lew. Should be some good pictures coming. Good stuff.

    But Mr. Fly still can’t figure out how to get his own handle on Braves and Stuff. Old SAV ain’t much help either. Too much buzzing around to sit still and figger it out.

    (both are and techno idiot).

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  302. 303 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    SG, log out and you’ll see an option to create a new account. That should get the Sly Fly his own handle and picture. Good luck. We’re looking forward to seeing his report. I guess we haven’t heard from the fly since he’s been working incognito (first time?) and didn’t want to blow his cover.

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  303. 304 chrisklob March 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Some interesting notes about one of my least favorite Braves of all time:

    From mlbtraderumors.com

    Jason Marquis made it clear today that he does not want to be a member of the Cubs if he is sent to the bullpen.

    “I love Chicago,” Marquis said. “I definitely want to stay here. This is the place I want to be. I signed here for a reason. But I also signed as a starter, and I think that’s where I help the team the most. Obviously we’ll see what happens when it’s time for [the Cubs] to make their decision.

    Apparently Marquis forgot who his manager is. Lou Piniella responded by saying that Marquis will only be in the rotation if he wins a spot.

    “Well, if that’s the case, he can go somewhere else,” Piniella said. “Win a spot in the rotation, you don’t have to worry about it. … I’ve got seven starters here for five spots, you know? It’s a little bit too early to start talking about what he wants to do or not do…He can go somewhere else right now if he wants. How’s that?”

    Marquis, who signed with the Cubs prior to last season, went 12-9, with a 4.60 ERA in 34 appearances last year. He has two years remaining on his deal that will pay him $6.4MM this year and $9.9MM in 2009.

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  304. 305 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Sorry for my absence today, y’all. Went to Stars on Ice in Tampa tonight (it was great, as usual. If it comes to a rink near you, go. You’ll enjoy it.) I’ve had more going on in the last couple days than normally happens to me in a month.

    Now, getting back to the responses to my post last night: Lew, you should have gone out & about with us more. I swear Grinch opened every door for me & wouldn’t let me haul my suitcase. Plus he makes a good bodyguard.

    jimmy, Chop Seal told me he was working undercover on some hard-hitting investigative baseball journalism that would ensure his future as a columnist. He asked me to keep quiet so as not to blow his cover & wouldn’t discuss the subject with me. He did seem quite happy with the triple chocolate chip cookies.

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  305. 306 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Triple chocolate chip cookes? I didn’t know such a thing existed! Oh the inhumanity!

    Welcome back fbg. Hope you had fun and I’m glad to know that Grinch was well-behaved. Nice to know he’s a gentleman.

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  306. 307 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 12:43 am

    That’s because I just recently created the recipe, Chris. Really it’s the classic choc. chip cookie recipe made with milk, dark & white choc. chips.

    Yes, I had fun. If I’m still in Florida next ST (which is looking more likely, bleh), I’ll plan a little better & get to spend more time in Orlando.

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  307. 308 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Dark chocolate. Yum. The only sweet that I ever treat myself to.

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  308. 309 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 12:52 am

    It’s good for you, Chris. Lots of antioxidents.

    Time for me to say goodnight. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get properly caught up.

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  309. 310 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 1:18 am

    chris… It’s funny how many folks seem to think they can dictate the terms of their employment after the fact. Even an old union man like myself knew that the one thing you did not tell the boss is where you would and wouldn’t work. Your choice was do the job assigned or quit. End of discussion. The only thing the union could do was make sure a worker got paid at the proper rate. Jason should check with Soriano and ask him how it worked out when he told the Nationals he would only play 2nd base.

    Look for Jason to be traded to a place like Kansas City where he will play for the right to not be the last place team.

    FBG… Glad you made it back home okay. My youngest son is thinking about moving to North Beach. Why I don’t know why but he is young and still thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. he forgets that even if that is the case, you still have to mow the lawn….

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  310. 311 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 2:44 am

    Ah….nothing like a 4 hour nap…and waking up at 2 AM! 😕
    Flb…dang, but they sound good! Glad Grinch was a good grinch, a surprisingly good grinch…just don’t want to ruin his rep though, so we should not mention it after today! 😉

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  311. 312 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 8:05 am

    WeLL, I am ofF to SundAE ScHool. I toLd theM GrInch migHt coMe witH me but I thINk GrINch weNt hoMe. SoMe olD laDies wEre conCeRned. I haVe ChOcolAte on my tiE buT I aM goIng anywAy. ThEy arE veRy niCe to mE but tHey dO nOT kNOw I am a bEEt wrITeR. AnD I aM noT telLing.

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  312. 313 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

    FreNChy waNts a lonG-teRm deaL buT waNTs a lOt of moneY. He iS senDing a meSSage by noT siGninG. ThE BraVes maY senD a meSSage baCk. I hoPe it doEsN’t geT ugLy. If FRencHy goeS to the TWins he caN be tHE maScot foR NoRthwEst AiRliNEs.

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  313. 314 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Frenchy is not going anywhere soon, it would cause a riot on Peach Tree Street. It would be a public relations nightmare for the Braves… he has to have the sort of year Andruw had before he could be spirited away.

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  314. 315 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Agreed on Frenchy. Hope he stays but when you sit down at the big league poker table with your agent anything can happen. He’ll no doubt hit a big pot if he progresses like we think he will. Still, Braves have a few years to see that play out. Four, right? Lots can happen, lots can change. Hope he signs ahead of time. Then Delta is ready when he is.

    Sooner than that, we’ll see the Tex cards played. He’s holding a good hand… but from everything I see, read and hear… including Tex’s comments, my bet is he’s gone after this year if not sooner. No crystal ball, just gut. Uh, no stomach lining, just gut. No need for queasiness.

    High steaks poker. Medium rare, bacon wrapped. Who’s bringing home the bacon this year? Where’s the beef?

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  315. 316 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Players see the same thing the rest of you see, contracts are escalating at a phenomenal rate. Why would a franchise type player sign for Mark Derosa money when the only benefit is for a faceless corporation’s bottom line? After a while a franchise has to stop “poor mouthing” and spend the market rate.

    I don’t like the fact that the price of gasoline and food is going out of sight but my alternative is not so good. Sometimes you have to face facts and bite the bullet.

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  316. 317 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Good morning SG… Chopper is stirring the pot this morning… Must be the chocolate and sugar rush…

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  317. 318 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 9:50 am

    mccann and francoeur are best buddies but mccann is signed long-term and not francoeur. francoeur says it has to be good for everybody – and francoeur is right about that. 2 years of renewal rather than signing a new contract will cost francoeur a little money – but maybe a lot of capital with the organization. wren says wren holds no grudges – but wren is supposed to say that. francoeur is the golden hair but so was tom glavine before money and union took precedence. nothing says francoeur has to sign long-term and nothing says the braves have to continue with francoeur as the new face of the franchise. could be mccann. could be escobar. could be kj with an all-star year. everything in professional sport is fragile – and everything is driven by money. yes, francoeur and francoeur’s agent may be coy but there are a lot of outfielders on this team and not enough places to play all of them. frenchy could be an all-star this year or frenchy could be a flop. not sure. would bet on a better year than last, but not sure. whatever is done, jimmy smith hopes it is done privately with francoeur and the braves. journalist doesn’t really want to read about the ugly parts of the game when journalist would much rather enjoy baseball. . . . and do the francoeur parents come into play here? can’t get a read on that but just wondering. oh, well, francoeur would appear to be on top of the world. hope it stays that way for the kid and that francoeur becomes the next dale murphy. if not, minnesota is not so bad . . .

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  318. 319 sleuthfly March 2, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Hello my big Braves friends! Could not log on to Braves and Stuff with my regular name: Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter. WordPress needs to be more friendly to sleuth reporters. Maybe it’s my small computer. Anyway…

    Me has been in Florida all winter, working, investigating, writing, eating, hanging on walls and visiting with many cute little orange blossoms. So many groves, such little time. Now am ready for peach orchards. Blossoms should be there soon.

    Me got to meet flbravesgirl and Grinch. Took pictures of her cheesecake… mmm… and also visited FBG at work. She is right, Mr. Grinch is a gentleman but once he opened a door for FBG and forgot to hold it open for me. Maybe he didn’t know I was following behind. Glass doors are dangerous to sleuth reporters. Me took some pictures of Grinch too. In between baseball and sunburns he was studying. Mr. Ginch is a good Grinch.

    Me is in Vermont right now with Lew. The artist is missing Florida already. Me has taken pictures of him making his way back home. Lew will have to readjust to the cold weather. Snorkling is not safe in Vermont.

    Sent some How I Spent My Winter Vacation pictures to Carolina Lady. Many fun places were visited. Africa on Safari, Antarctica to see Polar Bears… even flew in a jet. Pictures should be up soon.

    Have to catch a Delta back to Orlando now.

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  319. 320 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:18 am

    You know, I never really thought about it before, but why did the Braves feel compelled to sign McCann to that long term deal, and not Frenchy??? Catchers are a premium, it’s true….but they are more likely to get injured as well. Much less likely a right fielder will be out for extended periods of time. Even though I am against Frenchy playing EVERY day, he does play every game…. And Gil, you are right, it is time for the Braves to stop crying poor all the time. And Wren won’t hold a grudge??? If you will pardon the expression, that’s mighty white of him!
    Let me see if I get this….pay him less per year than a fellow teammate who came up at the same time, don’t sign him long term, and then ask for a hometown discount in 3-4 years??? Makes no sense. He has a lot of family I seem to recall, in the Boston area???? I am sure if he became more selective in the next few years, they would be glad to take him off our hands….. 😡

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  320. 321 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:19 am

    JJS… People must remember that Francoeur’s parents relocated to Georgia because of a job opportunity. He also played hardball with the Braves when he signed with the Braves initially. Yes, it is tough to be reminded constantly it is a business when we want it to be a game….

    Question… How many World Series did the Braves win with Andruw in center field? Same could be asked of Tex and Frenchy… Maybe that is a cheap shot but it takes a team to win a team sport. It is why the Rockies and the Diamondbacks are such feel good stories. They prove you need to have good players but you do not have to have superstars.

    I think the Braves have to look past the next two years and think about who will fill the void when Chipper and Tex are gone. Javy??

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  321. 322 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Gil, this very attitude is why I was never a fan of Marquis. I hope he gets what he wants, just not in Chicago. I’m sure Tampa Bay would be pleased to have him.

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  322. 323 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Now my little buddy has struck out on his own. He has no need for me translating and publishing anymore. I’m an empty nester. A word of advice Mr. Fly, don’t let having your own WordPress account, world traveling, special access to the Braves clubhouse, fortune and fame and such go to your head. Just remember where you came from.

    And if you hit the jackpot of reporting glory, just remember us, uh… big people.

    I’m feeling fahklempt…

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  323. 324 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:24 am

    SG said…..
    Sooner than that, we’ll see the Tex cards played. He’s holding a good hand… but from everything I see, read and hear… including Tex’s comments, my bet is he’s gone after this year if not sooner.

    So, are you saying if the braves are somehow out of it by July/August, he gets traded???
    It’s really hard for me to envision a way for this team to be out of it that early…but….lose Chipper, Tex, McCann, or Frenchy, and the team isn’t the same, is it???
    I can’t see the Phils or Mets getting way ahead of us either, with the question marks each team has with their starters,(And Delgado’s hip now) But, you just never know! how many times have we seen teams that look like can’t miss teams, only to scratch our heads in June as to how they are so far out of it??? Phils used to be one of those teams….

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  324. 325 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:25 am

    The injury bug is working on the Mets already with Delgado showing continued signs of wear. The Nationals have an extra first baseman they are willing to part with. Do the Mets have any more talent with which to part?

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  325. 326 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Does fahklempt mind????

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  326. 327 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Why would a franchise type player sign for Mark Derosa money when the only benefit is for a faceless corporation’s bottom line?

    Gil, this is one reason why uh, Chipper, you know, is so beloved in the ATL. He could have made a lot more money elsewhere but chose to stay where he was comfortable and help JS build a good team around him. The same thing could be said for Glavine Smoltz too.

    I know that Frenchy wants to get paid. He deserves to get paid a ton. Let’s hope he doesn’t get all A-Rod on us. You see how well that’s worked out for him.

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  327. 328 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Well, that last one didn’t work so well. The only word that should have been struck through was “Glavine”. Y’all get the pitcher, don’t you?

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  328. 329 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Reading behind the lines.. 🙂

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  329. 330 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Now I do! 😆 I couldn’t quite get the line thru Smoltz….

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  330. 331 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Gil, good question! Do the Mets have anything the Nationals would want?? Perhaps some long forgotten former Brave, somewheres in the organization??? I wonder if the Nationals would still trade within the division to help a rival??? Did they trade their catcher to the Mets, or did he sign as a free agent????

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  331. 332 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Gil, or maybe reading “behind” the lines. 🙂

    I’m afraid that this may be our only full year with Tex too. My guess is that he’ll be wearing pinstripes this time next year. How much money does one person need?

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  332. 333 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Ha! Gil, that’s pretty good! 🙂 I thought at first you said reading between the lines….

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  333. 334 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Yes, one could ask the same for A-Rod.. How many championships has he won? Bonds? Superstars are often detrimental to a team long term when all of the team’s money is tied up in one player.

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  334. 335 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Yes, the Nationals made a trade for Millidge. LoDuca and Estrada were free agents.

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  335. 336 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Well, the Mets do have Jorge Sosa and Will Collazo in camp. Don’t know who they might have buried in the minors though.

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  336. 337 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Dittos on Jason the Argue-naut. Bad attitude. Bad work ethic. Let him play in Tampa Bay with Barroid.

    Who knows what behind the scenes discussions are going on with Frenchy. A girl that works at my company has a boyfriend that played in High School with McCann and Frenchy. One day the scouts showed up to watch the phenom Francoeur. McCann has a great day that day and crushed several home runs. They were both set up to be signed that day (or whatever the equivalent is in High School).

    In the meantime, they are our boys and I’ll hope they’ll become superstars. Better yet, hope the Braves become a good team this year. Superstars put up good numbers and make lots of money. Good teams win World Series. Well, then there’s Boston.

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  337. 338 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I was asked that same question by the company during negotiations once. Depends on what is important to you. Unfortunately it is how many folks keep score, bottom line etc…. The way prices are escalating, the $4 hot dog may soon be considered a bargain. Scary…

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  338. 339 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:44 am

    20 Mil a year would be enough for me, I ain’t greedy! :p I think these folks don’t think per year, it’s over the life of a contract. Lets say if the Braves offered 20 Mil a year(A big IF) How many years would they go out?? 5? 6? What is the longest contract a braves player ever signed??? You know at his age, with his agent…if they can get 10 years, they will go for it. But, let’s say for arguments sake 6 years is what every team is offering. Between the Mets(Why not replace an old guy with Tex, AND hurt the Braves?) Yankees, Red Sox(If Manny is out after this year, they could trade either Youk, or Lowell to make room at first) or Angels someone is going to offer 22-25 Mil a year. So, if the braves offered 108 Mil (6 years x 18 Mil) vs 132 to 150 Mil by some other club…that’s a 24 to 42 million difference over the life of the contract…… I forget, how much did he turn down from the Rangers????

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  339. 340 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Every team can use more pitching. It is what separates the boys from the men. I doubt the Mets have anyone they can afford to part with. Look for Acta to get production form Dukes and Millage this year. He has that kind of affect on players. very under rated guy. I think he is one of the three best managers in baseball…

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  340. 341 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Just googled…8 years, 140 Million. Funny, the guy who wrote the article couldn’t imagine Tex getting more than 18 million per year on the open market….Didn’t know what Andruw and A-Rod would sign fore way back last July….
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/07/31/mark-teixeira-turned-down-140-million/

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  341. 342 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I killEd a fLy. It wAs buZZing arOund BobBy CoX wHeN I waS inteRvieWing hiM and I sWatted it and SqUisHed it. BEEt wrIting is ToUgh eNouGh wiThout flYz. 😆

    McCann haD a cOmpletE gaMe whEn he waS sigNed. DiScipLined hittER and cAlls a goOd gaMe. FrEnchy wAs nOt sO deVelOped. AlGe CRUmplER foUnd out. HOpe FrEnchY doEsn’t finD out, two.

    ThIS tyPinG is WeaRing on mY FliPPers. I maY gO hOme. I miSS JimmY SmiTh.

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  342. 343 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Berigan, who the heck knows about Tex. I’m not usually one to speculate about such things because there is no way of knowing. Then again, like I said… just gut. Not stomach lining. No fainting…

    This year we’ll see what kind of GM Wren is. Is he a bottom line company guy or a baseball man (unless he has corporate handcuffs). Will Liberty invest in a winning team or field another middle of the pack also ran? Will Bobby break tradition, lose his playbook and play smallball, not burn out the bully and remember the bunt? So many questions…

    Now I’ll stop speculating on what could, would or should be. It’s Spring. Hope springs eternal. The grass is growing. The sound of popping leather and the crack of bats can be heard. The smell of peanuts and Cracker Jack is wafting through. I love this time of year.

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  343. 344 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Gil, I think the Nationals could really surprise some teams this year! Heck, look what they did to us last year! And weren’t they .500 or thereabouts against the NL East??? If Dukes could live up to his 5 tool potential, and Millage as well…they will be a lot better than last year….scary when the Marlins seem like the weak team in the East…and you know they always have talent…

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  344. 345 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Berigan, I think it was in the 120 million range. I don’t think a team has so much objection to signing a guy long term as they have to taking that sort of risk unprotected. Most big name players are insured but insurance companies will not underwrite a player’s contract for more than three years. Think they know something the rest of us don’t?

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  345. 346 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:55 am

    FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  346. 347 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:00 am

    As always, pitching is the key. The Marlins have some good players but Joe Geradi (sp) ruined a lot of good young arms during his brief stay in South Florida. You just cannot get 200 innings out of a young pitcher without ruining him. Just a fact… Not the way we want it to be, just the way it is…

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  347. 348 sleuthfly March 2, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Mr. Chop Seal, I hope it wasn’t my cousin you squished. Me also hopes Chopper does not do that out of habit. There is no reason to swat flies. They have feelings too… and families too. Maybe one day Chop Seal will become a successful collumist and root for other reporters and beet writers.

    Now, on the other hand, leg or flipper… it’s OK to swat Metflies. Different species altogether… like trolls.

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  348. 349 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Much good baseball banter on the BS blog this morning, however, I must attend to some business and then trek across town to visit with mother. Catch up with you folks later.

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  349. 350 sleuthfly March 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Oh, my… how did that picture of Lew pop up?

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  350. 351 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Yeah….Jim Leyland really dodged a bullet with Justin Verlander. only pitched 127 innings in the minors, and during a brief call-up in 2005. In 2006, 186 during the playoff run, and 21 more stress filled innings in the playoffs. If he had blown his arm out last year, Jim Leyland might not have a job!

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  351. 352 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Well, since I have been up since 2 am, I guess I should try to get me some shut eye…as the youngsters say today….

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  352. 353 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Me…

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  353. 354 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Now my name is fixed but the picture is… OH! Now I know! Need to just shake the Vermont snow off. Maybe maple syrup would help.

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  354. 355 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Must’ve been the maple syrup that cleared things up. Snow good to be covered in white powder. Like Darryl Strawberry? Steve Howe? Scarface? Sherlock Holmes?

    Oh, mercy… Mr. Fly be very careful.

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  355. 356 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:40 am

    SG, you saying that ol’ Sherlock was in the dummy dust? The Bolivian marching powder? The booger suger? Oh the humanity!

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  356. 357 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 11:44 am

    BrAKing NewS: FrOM thE SCEne.
    SoMethinG is wrOng witH ChiPPer!! SomeThing is WroNg! I heArd thiS biG “TWEAK” noIse anD ChipPer waS on thE gRoUnd and tHe TraIners WeRE ruBBing OinTmenT on hiM and a pRiest caMe doWn ouT of thE sTands. I wIll haVe moRe nEws soOn.

    ThIS iS noT uh, gooD.

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  357. 358 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Klobber, it was his only vice… and Doc Watson got him to stop. Or maybe that was Doyle.

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  358. 359 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

    It iS a hamMY. SwInging thE bAt. DidN’t sEE anY stRetcHing oR RunniNg eArLier.

    COMMENTARY: WhY dOesn’T thE haMMY puLL on thE goLf cOurse? WhY in the baTTing Cage?

    4 gamES intO SprIng TraIning anD AyBar goNe and InFante hurt. CouLd see PRado? Or maYbe EsCobaR at 3rD? HoPe not. EsCobaR musT ConCentRatE on SS.

    I aM gOing tO taLK wiTh BObbY Cox. He wAs aLReddy mAd bEcaUSe a Fly waz in hIS noSe earlIer.

    LEt’S see . . . 15O gAmes . . . wIll neVer dO it.

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  359. 360 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 11:58 am

    AnoTHer REPOrter is saYing iT waS a TwInGe inStead oF a TWeak bUt I heaRd thE TWEAK. It waS liKe this, “Uh, TWEAK” anD CHiPPer weNt rigHT to thE gRound aNd thEy weRE ruBBing oiNTmeNt on him. BlOGgers maY waNt to bUy soMe OintMent sTock, I aM gOing to wHen I geT paid. ChIPPer waS maD! anD tOssed hiS baT. I diD thAt onCe in LitTLe LeaGuE and JimMy SmiTh maDe me Sit dOwn fOR thE rESt of thE gaME.

    I aM wOrKinG mY waY dOwn tO tAlk tO thE pRiesT thAt wAs woRkinG on ChiPPer. MaYbee he caN teLL us mOre.

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  360. 361 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    EZClUSiVe ChoP SeaL IntErView wITh fUrSt PriesT to reech ChiPPer.

    CS: Tell me wHat yoU huRd.

    P: “Oh, my goodness, I heard this loud tweak and then I heard Chipper scream, “Uh, ow!” I rushed to the field to offer comfort.

    CS: Did it loOk seRIuz?

    P: There was a lot of ointment being used, so I would say, yes, it did appear serious.

    CS: Can YoU teLL us aNymoRe?

    P: Well, Chipper said some things he shouldn’t have said.

    CS: CaN yoU telL uS whAt ChiPPer said?

    P: “Uh, doN’t geT thAt d&&n ointment on my reportoire. BrinG me mY uh, puTTer.”

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  361. 362 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    MorE ChOp SeAl eXcluSIve RepoRting:

    JeFF pORter Sent ChiNO to WaLGreen’s foR soMe AbsoRBine, Jr. I tHiNk he Is gOing to Use iT on ChiPPer. MaNY bLoggErs knOW thaT AbSorBine, Jr. cOMes in a peePle fOrmula and in a HORsE foRmulA. DiFFerEnt botteLS.

    NO Pete Orr ThIs yEer. No AyBar. NO WooDwaRd. WWBCD?

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  362. 363 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I aM gOinG to the ClubHouSe. I mae See ChIpPer wiThout ShOEs. TeLL JimmY SmiTH. BaCK lAter.

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  363. 364 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Swat flies? Fly in nose? Nose candy? Blow and, uh, blow? Now Fly in the ointment?
    Who nose what fixation might be next. Mercy… lotta stuff today.

    They just served cheese soup on board the Delta flight. Mmmm. The nice flight attendant named Patrick Fitzgerald accidentally spilled a little on me when he was leaning over to serve and we hit a thermal or something. His wrist just gave way and the soup just spilled all over me. Patrick immediately called for help from another attendant. He yelled out, “Gerald, there’s soup on my Fly”. Gerald’s face turned red. Other passengers blushed too. That’s odd.

    Time flies… we’re over Tennessee already. Anyway, it was good soup though. Now it’s time for a nap. Urp… zzzzzzzzzz.

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  364. 365 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Chipper tweaked a Hamstring Doo Dah, Doo Dah. Maybe VOR can play that for us (Key: fall flat ?) on his Dobro when MIL gets on the road.

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  365. 366 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    journalist jimmy smith thinks that journalist jimmy smith shall never see,
    a poem as lovely as a tree . . .

    jimmy smith felt the need to go high-brow here with poetry.

    having chipper hurt so early did not fit into current plans. let’s see, reported with the flu . . . hurt 4 games into the spring . . . surely this is a hoss.

    even bob horner was more durable. darryl evans. cisco kid. pancho. tonto. pat brady. jingles jones.

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  366. 367 Carolina Lady March 2, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    30 demerits for all of us!!!

    Yesterday was the birthday of journalist jimmy smith!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIMMY SMITH

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  367. 368 Carolina Lady March 2, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    jimmy smith: Mar 1
    ssiscribe: Mar 11
    Raisins: Mar 13
    Berigan: Mar 15
    Hillbilly: Mar 16

    Let me see…….um…..now, why was it I made a Blog Birthday page?…..

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  368. 369 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Happy belated birthday greetings to Journalist Jimmy Smith. 😀 (deserving of an emoticon). Hope you got the candles and cake delivery from Savannah.

    May the bluebird of happiness land on your shoulder.

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  369. 370 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    So many March birthdays. March on… March madness… Ides of March… Waters of March… March to Victory… March of the Penguins… Frederick March… March in step… showers bring, uh… no, that’s April. So many Marches…

    We need John Philip Sousa on Braves and Stuff.

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  370. 372 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Nothing like a little Jack Tar to march in March.

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  371. 373 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Chipper tweaked a Hamstring

    Then he threw his bat and said, “stupid”. Stupid bat? Stupid ball? Stupid pitch? Stupid hamstring? Wonder if he meant that he was stupid because he didn’t stretch before swinging? Does Wren or Cox or trainers or doctors or coaches believe in stretching before taking the field? Have these pro players been taught? Maybe Chipper did stretch properly and it was just bad luck. Hopefully not serious.

    Does anyone here know if Braves warm up properly? McCann is doing Yoga, right? Still? Does he stretch’em out before games?

    Will Chipper play 150+ games this year? Now, that would be a stretch.

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  372. 374 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    jimmy smith has a birthday? like the rest of us mortals? and here i thought he descended from olympus with the others. i will still feel humbled in his presence, just not as much so. belated happy happy jjs.

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  373. 375 Chop Seal March 2, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    CHipPEr saID, “stupId is aS stupID doEs.” WhaT doeS thaT meeN? I thiNk he did nOt waNt to facE ChaD ParONto. I aM eetIng soMe giRl ScoUt cOOkeys. ThE GIrL sCouTs arE everYwheRE doWn hear. SoME gIRl scoUts waNTed to See ChiPPer play bUt I toLD thEM he TWEAKED a haMMy anD theY weRE sAd. WiTh a Breeze BlOWing yoU caN smeLL ChiPPer iN thE StanDs. A loT of OintmEnt and AbSorBine Jr. – May nOT bee goOD for coNceSSion saLes.

    BoBBy CoX BoBBleHeaD NigHt April 23. CaN LeAn to oNe sidE or thE otHer dePendiNg. BiG, FlaRed noStrils anD sCary. STicKY.

    ChiPPer saID hE wiLL bee BacK in a couplE dayz. GooD thIng it waz a TWEAK inSteaD of a TWINGE or a TWADDLE. SoMe sAy ChippeR iS totAl TWADDLE.

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  374. 376 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Hey everybody! I’ve been away from the laptop for a couple of days…

    Happy Birthday yesterday, JJS!

    I have popped in briefly to catch up, but now I must fly (no offense, sleuth) back out. I am doing a friend a favor and recording some bass tracks for his band tomorrow night. I have alot to learn between now and then.

    C-ya’ll later… 😀

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  375. 377 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    C-ya’lly’all later.. 😀

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  376. 378 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Houston and Braves tied at 3 each, Braves bat in the bottom of the 6th inning. Hampton threw 2 scoreless. Yunel has two ribbies, Diaz one. Chipper is, uh… playing cards in the clubhouse. Prado is playing 3rd (batting .100).

    2B: Escobar (1, Sampson), Francoeur (2, Sampson).
    TB: Johnson; Escobar 2; Francoeur 2; Kotsay; Diaz; Jones, B.

    The kids are doing good.

    Speaking of kids, Chop Seal… give this to your daddy from me.

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  377. 379 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Gotta fly now. Need more zinc oxide.

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  378. 380 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Are tweaks to be twifled wiff?

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  379. 381 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Mr. Flie; Could you possibly come up with another avatar, if not persona? HFs rank right along side cock roaches and….yes, boogers with me. How about being a slug, or salamander, or sneaky snake? I’ve got it! Cool, too! Why not be the Pink Panther?

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  380. 382 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Paladin, he’s just doing the best he can with what he’s got. Remember, we can’t pick our parents… even in a Telepod. Have an open mind… flies can be quite handsome. Movies and songs have been written about flies. Poems and books have been written about them. You just have to give’em a chance, that’s all. Don’t go all Vincent Price on me here. Besides, he’s mutant… and still evolving.

    Mr. Fly has had other portraits made that might be a bit more appealing, so if it’ll make you happy I’ll give one of those a try sometime. Still, he can go anywhere virtually undetected. The little fella gets around.

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  381. 383 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I LIKE that Hampton pitched 2 scoreless innings. I DON’T LIKE that we are playing a split-squad. And I REALLY DON’T LIKE that Houston has been batting in the top of the ninth for a LONG time with Sorionno(?) getting his first work.

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  382. 384 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    You would think I could be gone for just a little while without somebody getting hurt…. Just goes to show you you cannot trust people to look out for themselves while your back is turned.

    Which has the biggest impact, Chipper being out for the Braves or Delgado for the Mets? Goes to show you how quickly a team’s fortune can change. At least he has three weeks to heal. Ha!!! Like that is going to happen. I played 3 years of football with torn hamstrings. It was why I was a lineman and not a running back.

    Well, it is a break for somebody. Prado? Javy? Lillibridge? Pena?

    And happy belated birthday to the esteemed Ugandan Journalist. May you have many more happy returns of the day.

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  383. 385 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Braves win! Braves win! Falcons sign Turner! great day in Hooterville!!

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  384. 386 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Braves win, Mets lose… a trend would be nice. Has a nice ring to it.

    Gotta fly now… or, for Paladin… gotta get off the porch and run around the yard.

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  385. 387 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    journalist thanks everybody for the nice birthday wishes. it is good to be remembered, even if it is 364 days early.

    and chop seal has been busy today and is probably deserving of a bonus for getting right to the big story of the day – a tweaked hamstring. chop seal is becoming quite the beet writer.

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  386. 388 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    SG; How about a fly-ball? It would be topical and much easier on the eye. Give an old man a break(no, not compound), will you?

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  387. 389 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Methinks the journalist would beech if he were hanged with a day-old rope. Let’s start in Feb. next year so as not to “tweak” his feelings. 😆

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  388. 390 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Mr. Paladin, your request has been granted. Fly on eyeball.

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  389. 391 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    If a seal can pick up the sounds of a tweak that quickly, think of what a porpie could do? Speaking of which: FBG, does the proceeding give you any “creative” ideas? Hint Hint.

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  390. 392 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Merry Christmas Journalist Jimmy Smith. First?

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  391. 393 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    GROSS!!!

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  392. 394 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    That’s 144 Mr P…

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  393. 395 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    That looks like someone we know spitting the bit…or whatever.

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  394. 396 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Gil; Is that the number of posts I’ve done today? Actually, I thought I had dunn better.

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  395. 397 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Okay, No takers on the Chipper vs Delgado question… I really do miss the opportunity to view players during spring training. Beet writers can try to give me a mental picture of how players looked but I have found my opinion often differs from those who have an agenda. I can draw my own conclusions without bias. I really would like to see Hampton pitch. Then I will know if he really is going to make the comeback.

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  396. 398 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I’m going out and check under the hens to see if there are any of those oval white things for my dinner. I’ve seen enough of that other “stuff” on here. :mrgreen:

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  397. 399 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    yes, not a word from a single blogger all day. then, an outpouring for jimmy smith. thankfully, grinch stopped by with some barbecue and beer on the way home from florida – or the day would have been lost. chop seal sent jimmy smith some salt water taffy from disney world and grinch delivered it, too. grinch also held the door for jimmy smith when jimmy smith had to leave the room to get more barbecue sauce. all in all, only grinch and baby seal remembered this journalist on this journalist’s birthday – and chop chick. a nice card from chop chick. and a ham – a canned ham from anne cox chambers (not going back, anne). well, so many journalists on hear now that jimmy smith is old news. soon, some aspiring journalist will take jimmy smith’s name much like stinky did on that other blog.

    and what is the sentiment for chipper jones today? unavoidable injury? sissy? prone to injury? doesn’t prepare properly? needs to stretch? should fix the toes and the rest will take care of itself? many questions.

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  398. 400 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Alright gang… It’s race time. Catch up with you folks later…

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  399. 401 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Gil; a cirus answer before I go. I think Delgado is really injured and may miss some real time. Chipper? It’s just a Chipper-type of thing that we have all come to love…and endure.

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  400. 402 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Jimmy.. If you are like me, you would just as soon forget about birthdays, they are but a painful reminder that we are hurling towards oblivion like a run away train. Once you get past 25, they are all on the downside.

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  401. 403 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    25?! I’ve got underwear that’s 25! As a matter of fact, scratch scratch.

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  402. 404 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Actually, I like Delgado, too bad he plays for the Mets. That said, he is not playing much for them… 🙂

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  403. 405 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Okay, I’m gone… (POOF!!!!)

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  404. 406 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    That’s the last time I try to answer one of your “questions”, cirusly. :-(:

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  405. 407 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    :-(:)!@#$%^&*

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  406. 408 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    BRAKING NEWS!!!! Baseball tonight on…this afternoon!!! Right now already!!! 4 to 6 pm….in front of a live audience. I was smart enough last year to just tell mr. DVR to record any and all baseball tonights….was getting mad at catching the last 10 minutes of a show….now I just get mad at the east coast bias….

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  407. 409 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Hey, did I hear it was JJS’s birthday yesterday??? Is that why a baked a red velvet cake??? Oh well, the cats liked it….
    Hope it was a good one!!!!

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  408. 410 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    aw, shucks, journalist thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. smoltz and glavine on espn just now. uh, old. can hold together for a season? jimmy smith hopes so. jimmy smith has mailed a soothing poultice to chipper jones for chipper’s tweaked hamstring. guess chipper will know how to apply a poultice, right? oh, the humanity! what if chipper doesn’t know how? could be a mess. and, chipper now can say how many days chipper will miss at the onset of every injury. today’s hamstring feels like a couple days worth. had the tweak been a twinge, as reported elsewhere, chipper could have missed 36 holes 3 times and 18 holes twice.

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  409. 411 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    COMMENTARY –

    had it been a young, swedish woman offering hamstring massage, chipper might have attended this morning’s voluntary hamstring massage session. instead, it was jeff porter and chino cadahia (wears many hats). so, chipper passed on hamstring massage this morning before stepping into the cage. alas, a hamstring was tweaked. an invigorating hamstring massage with a liberal application of wd-40 and chipper would probably have had a good turn in the cage and would have started the game. instead, the hamstring was tweaked and the day was lost. many know that chipper often sustains another injury within a few days of the first. hamstring, oblique, toe, heel, ankle, hammock bone, headache, back, groin(s), and farhead. which one will it be? no matter, chipper must attend future hamstring massage sessions.

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  410. 412 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 2, 2008 at 6:22 pm
  411. 413 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    sg; I can’t say that I “like” it, but given the other choices, I choose this one.

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  412. 414 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Paladin, he’s a pretty friendly fly. Maybe he’ll grow on you. With those 25 year old undies, you’ve probably gotten used to some of his inferior cousins.

    Watch the zen link/clip above. It’s what happens when you try to get rid of the little fellas. You must be at peace, meditate, relax, go with the flow, uh… fly.

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  413. 415 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I will meditate and relax, so long as I do not have to shave my head and don orange robes. Pardon me while I go get my can of Raid. Hmmm.

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  414. 416 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I have had two posts deleted and what reason, I have no idea. This is getting ridiculous.

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  415. 417 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    “for”

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  416. 418 Savannah Guy March 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Probably just catching up on your past stuff. Evenin’ out and such. WordPress has your number.

    Away for carne asada and tortilla soup.

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  417. 419 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I’m going to bed. Nothing is deleted there, although some of it should be. I’ll see y’all BRIEFLY ’cause I have much to do. Good night.

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  418. 420 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    “tomorrow”

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  419. 421 Carolina Lady March 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Paladin, nothing is being deleted – and I just checked the Spam filter which is empty. Don’t know why you’re having a problem with posts.

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  420. 422 paladin2008 March 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    CL; I wasn’t blaming you ma’am. It’s those cyber-gremlins. Nite.

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  421. 423 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Well, the Brewers showed how very cheap they are and gave Prince Fielder a less than a mil contract….$670,000 to be exact. A lot of money to us, but to a guy who hit 50 Homers….teams like to burn bridges, don’t they???
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/03/fielder-not-hap.html#comments

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  422. 424 lew614 March 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Made it back to the Glacier in one piece. Good news about Hampton’s start. Also good to hear of all the Mets’ injuries. Steve Phillips picking them to have the deepest rotation and deepest offense is ridiculous in the extreme. They will lead the league in DL time yet again. Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of players.

    Ma’am and Journalist Bob-I need your mailing addresses so I can send you Spring Training Goodies and Awards.

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  423. 425 Carolina Lady March 2, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Mr Fly has sent gift photos to jjs, fbg and Paladin! 🙂

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  424. 426 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Welcome home Lew. I enjoyed your reporting from FLA.

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  425. 427 Carolina Lady March 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Busy guy, our Mr Fly! Gifts also to Lew, Grinch and Chop Seal! 🙂

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  426. 428 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Always something new on the B&S blog… Great photos SG… Now we await with baited breath (can say that?) for Lew to post his spring training pictures.

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  427. 429 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    so chipper wants to play until chipper is forty? hmm… forty what? forty days on the d.l.? well, some say jimmy smith is too hard on ol’ chipper. some say journalist is too critical. some say chipper is hero material. some say not. whatever. instead of getting ready for the season chipper is now out for two days of old maid in the clubhouse. will chipper come to work tomorrow? could become chipper pipp. yes, chipper pipp.

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  428. 430 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    jimmy is just going to ride that Hoss until he drops… Opps, he has already done that…. 🙂

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  429. 431 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    I think CL already has one dead horse buried on her property. She doesn’t have room for another. 🙂

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  430. 432 journalist jimmy smith March 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    this hoss is not dead – merely injured, again. sometimes an injured hoss has to be put down. not sure this is a real hoss, though. somebody named chipper “hoss” but not sure why. already has a nickname. doesn’t act like a hoss. might not be a hoss after all. could be a mouse – staying at disney. home for mice, ducks, and stuff.

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  431. 433 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    this hoss is not dead – merely injured

    Reminds me of a skit of one of the best comedy troupes of all time……….

    Owner:
    Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue…
    What’s,uh… What’s wrong with it?

    Customer:
    I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad.
    ‘E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

    Owner:
    No, no, ‘e’s uh,… he’s resting.

    Customer:
    Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one,
    and I’m looking at one right now.

    Owner:
    No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’!
    Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn’it, ay?
    Beautiful plumage!

    etc., etc., etc. Y’all get the picture, I hope.

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  432. 434 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Orestes Destrade was the only one on baseball tonight to talk up the braves…2 hours, and the show still felt rushed! At least Glavine and Smoltz were given some face time! JJS, they didn’t look that old! 😉
    And having Kruk pick Cy Young and Manager of the year with Donald also choosing(And he kept choosing himself, oh my sides still hurt from the laughter) Oh man, that’s good tv!

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  433. 435 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Berigan, a lot of things have to go “right” for the Braves this year but a lot of things have to go “right” for everyone in the hunt. The road to the playoffs has been littered with teams that look great on paper but don’t perform up to standard or are devastated by injury.

    Don’t get me wrong. I really, really like this team. There are still some question marks but that’s what spring training is for. If I were a Mets fan, I’d be very nervous. They have some potentially serious injury issues and there rotation isn’t nearly as deep as the Braves. Frankly, the Phillies make me more nervous than the Mets do.

    I saw part of the Smoltz/Glavine interview on ESPN today. Good stuff. Who did Donald choose, and which Donald are you referring to?

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  434. 436 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 2, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    ah yes Chris, One of the best full house episodes!!!

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  435. 437 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Full House? Must be American League!

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  436. 438 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Morning, all! How was the bbq, JJS?

    Falcons signed all four of the free agents they went after so far; good news. Got the running back, tight end and safety spots shored up. One more FA lineman and a good draft…things are looking up.

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  437. 439 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Greetings Grinch. We heard about you and Lew meeting FBG. You should really be ashamed of yourself with the way that you conducted yourself. 😦

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  438. 440 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Where did my post go??? Guess I’ll write it again.

    jimmy, I am mortified that I missed your birthday. I’m still trying to catch up on everything I missed while I was away from the computer. Happy belated birthday, dear jimmy!!!

    Lew, glad to see you made it home OK.

    Mr. Fly, the pics are most amusing. I’m a bit surprised that the one for Lew made it past the censors.

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  439. 441 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “He’s not dead; he’s pining for the fjords.” Great stuff; long live Python.

    This team is deeper than the Mets or Phillies, trust me. We’ll do better than y’all think.

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  440. 442 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Chris, it’s not like I didn’t forewarn everyone.

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  441. 443 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Good evening, my green friend. How is Grinch Pup? I bet she was happy to see you.

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  442. 444 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Just bustin’ on ya’ Grinch. We heard that you were a perfect gentleman!

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  443. 445 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Always remember that ESPN is going to play to their audience. It is a bit like going to church and having the preacher constantly remind you of how bad you are. Pretty soon you just stop going.

    Well, if the talking heads said how bad the Yankees or the Mets really were, a huge portion of their market share would simply flip the switch. Give them what they want, not the truth. Politics have stay in office for years with the same approach.

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  444. 446 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Python is the best. And you’re right about the Braves. They’re gonna be a force. I can’t wait.

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  445. 447 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Politics have stay in office for years with the same approach. ???? Wow, one Harvey Wallbanger and my syntex is skewed…. Should read, Politicians have stayed in office for years with that approach. duh….

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  446. 448 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Of course the analgesic affect is wonderful… 🙂

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  447. 449 mrgil March 2, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Okay, I am off in search of a new avatar, this one has run it’s course.

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  448. 450 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Gil, doesn’t it strike you as the “tail wagging the dog”.

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  449. 451 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Grinch pup is well; currently snoozing in the kitchen with a nice full puppy belly. She has grown noticeably.

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  450. 452 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Gil, Galliano has that effect on people!

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  451. 453 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    (voice over) Number ninety-seven: a radio.

    voice on radio: And now the BBC is proud to present a brand new radio drama series: The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots. Part One: The Beginning.

    (music)

    man’s voice: Yoo arrr Mary, Queen of Scots?
    woman’s voice: I am!
    (sound of violent blows being dealt, things being smashed, awful crunching noises, bones being broken, and other bodily harm being inflicted. All of this accompanied by screaming from the woman.)

    (music fades up and out)

    voice: Stay tuned for part two of the Radio Four Production of “The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots”, coming up…almost immediately.

    (music)
    (sound of saw cutting, and other violent sounds as before, with the woman screaming. Suddenly it is silent.)

    man’s voice: I think she’s dead.
    woman’s voice: No I’m not!
    (sounds of physical harm and screaming start again.)

    (music fades up and out)
    voice: that was episode two of “The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots”, specially adapted for radio by Gracie Fields and Joe Frazier. And now, Radio Four will explode.

    (music)

    the radio explodes.

    two old women are sitting on the couch listening to the radio when it
    explodes. One looks at the other:

    1: We’ll have to watch the Telly-vision!
    2: Aaaaw.
    (they turn the couch so it’s facing the television. One turns the television
    on, and they sit down. There is a small penguin sitting on top of the
    television set.)

    1 & 2: (singing, mumbled) hhmhmhmhmh… mhmmhmh mhmhm hhmhmmhm mhmhmmhmhmh
    1: What’s that on top of the telly-vision set?
    (pause)
    2: (matter-of-factly) Looks like a penguin.
    1: What’s it doin’ there?
    2: It’s sittin’.
    1: I can see that! I meant, why’s it there?
    2: (pause) I don’t know.
    1: Where’d it come from?
    2: Well, it must have come from the zoo.
    1: It can’t have come from the zoo! If it had come from the zoo it would have “Property of the Zoo” stamped on it!
    2: They don’t stamp animals “Property of the Zoo”!!! You can’t stamp a huge lion!!
    1: (resolute) They stamp them when they’re small.
    2: Besides, penguins don’t come from the zoo! they come from the antartic!

    (the television warms up: a man is sitting behind a news desk)

    man: And now the penguin on top of your television set will explode.

    (the penguin explodes)

    1: ‘Ow did ‘e know that was going to happen?!
    man: it was an educated guess. And now:

    voice over: Number ninety-eight: the nape of the neck.

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  452. 454 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Of course I am French! Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!

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  453. 455 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Mrs. Conclusion (Chapman): Hullo, Mrs. Premise.

    Mrs. Premise (Cleese): Hullo, Mrs. Conclusion.

    Conclusion: Busy Day?

    Premise: Busy? I just spent four hours burying the cat.

    Conclusion: Four hours to bury a cat?

    Premise: Yes – it wouldn’t keep still.

    Conclusion: Oh – it wasn’t dead, then?

    Premise: No, no – but it’s not at all well, so as we were going to be on the
    safe side.

    Conclusion: Quite right – you don’t want to come back from Sorrento to a dead cat. It’d be so anticlimactic. Yes, kill it now, that’s what I say. We’re going to have to have our budgie put down.

    Premise: Really – is it very old?

    Conclusion: No, we just don’t like it. We’re going to take it to the vet tomorrow.

    Premise: Tell me, how do they put budgies down, then?

    Conclusion: Well, it’s funny you should ask that, because I’ve just been
    reading a great big book about how to put your budgie down, and apparently you can either hit them with the book, or you can shoot them just there, just above the beak.

    Premise: Just there? Well, well, well. ‘Course, Mrs Essence flushed hers down the loo.

    Conclusion: No, you shouldn’t do that – no, that’s dangerous. They breed in the sewers!

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  454. 456 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Look what you’ve started, Chris…(sigh). The Python geeks are out of the woodwork and now the women will leave promptly. But, I suppose it doesn’t really matter because:

    “I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay/
    I sleep all night and I work all day”

    Or,

    “Isn’t it a lovely thing to have a….” Well, maybe not that one.

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  455. 457 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Hmmm… should we be concerned that you can spontaneously quote all of that, VOR?

    Grinch, you need to post a pic of Pup before she’s full-grown.

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  456. 458 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Oh my word, now they’re all doing it!

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  457. 459 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    What did I tell you? Good thing CL isn’t here or she’d leave too.

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  458. 460 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    wink, wink… nudge, nudge…

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  459. 461 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Look what you’ve started, Chris…(sigh).

    You say that like it’s a bad thing Grinch.

    I am 44 years old and have been a Python fan since I was about 20. In the years that have passed I have known exactly ONE female that appreciated Python (should have married her although I was already married at the time). The rest of them think that Python is as stupid as the Three Stooges.

    womenwhatthehelldotheyknowaboutcomedy.com

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  460. 462 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    “Post a pic of pup?” I dare you to say that fast over and over. I DID actually take some photos of her today.

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  461. 463 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I’m still here, boys. Just sitting back watching y’all amuse yourselves.

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  462. 464 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve probably seen Holy Grail more than any other movie ever produced. I caught it at the “Midnight Movie” almost every Friday when I was a teenager. And Mrs. Raisins is a fan of it as well. My 12 year old son saw it for the first time 2 years ago and has seen it twice since. (He loves the Black Knight – It’s just a flesh wound!) My 5 year old daughter has yet to experience it, but it’s comin’… 😀

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  463. 465 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    😀

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  464. 466 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    T’is but a scratch.

    I’ve seen the Grail more times than I can count too. In fact, it’s my favorite comedy ever. I bought the DVD a few years ago. The audio is much, much better than on VHS. You should buy it if you haven’t already.

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  465. 467 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I’m 34 and been watching about the same length of time. My dad got me started when I was little: Python, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Fry and Laurie (funny how chicks will watch Hugh Laurie do House MD but not the 20 years of insanely hilarious comedy that actually made him famous in the first place; most don’t even know he’s British), etc. No, the only britcoms they’ll usually watch are “Absolutely Fabulous” and whatever the name of that one is that stars the nosy old woman named Hyacinth. And that one about the department store. Oh, well.

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  466. 468 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Bravely bold Sir Robin
    Brought forth from Camelot.
    He was not afraid to die,
    Oh, brave Sir Robin!
    He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways.
    Brave, brave, brave Sir Robin.

    He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp.
    Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken!
    To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away
    And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin.

    His head smashed in and his heart cut out,
    And his liver removed and his bowls unplugged,
    And his nostrils raked and his bottom burnt off,
    And his p–

    Robin (interputing): That’s…That’s, uh… That’s enough music for now,
    lads.

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  467. 469 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Well, it’s clear that I’ll have to drag my Holy Grail DVD out and watch it tomorrow!

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  468. 470 Voice of Raisins March 2, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Time to kick off the bunny slippers…

    G’night all!

    I’m off to Camelot!

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  469. 471 morpheus45 March 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Don’t go there raisins; ’tis a silly place.

    Night, all.

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  470. 472 williamwallace March 2, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    The Iron-ic Hoss rides again!

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  471. 473 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Greetings WW. We’ve been busy with the very important task of quoting Monty Python lines! Very important stuff!

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  472. 474 flbravesgirl March 2, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    ‘Night, VOR, Grinch.

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  473. 475 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    WW, what is your avatar? I can’t quite make it out. It looks like a bow-legged girl with orange hooters.

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  474. 476 chrisklob March 2, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    All right fbg, the silliness of Python is officially over, for tonight at least. How are you? Have you recovered from your trip yet?

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  475. 477 lew614 March 2, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    My son took over 100 pictures at the UGA/Braves game. Only problem is that he put them on a disc and now I’ve got to figure out how to get them to everyone. I have no clue.

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  476. 478 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I’m fine, Chris. Now I’m just trying to get the household back in order (how can my family produce so much laundry in 2 days?!?).

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  477. 479 morpheus45 March 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Lew, don’t let him forget there are also about 50 more on that Pentax.
    Now I’m really going to bed.

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  478. 480 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Lew, Google has a free program called Picassa that will create a website for you to post your pictures on. It’s pretty easy to use. You might want to check it out. That way, CL can post the link and we can all check it out.

    FBG, don’t know how many people in your house but my two kids create more laundry than any other people I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, that task generally falls on my shoulders.

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  479. 481 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Chris, I’m certain that my mom dirties more clothes than even your kids. 3 or 4 outfits per day is not unusual for her. It’s Mom, Dad, little sister & me, which is not the norm, I know, to have 4 adult family members in one household but it works for us.

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  480. 482 williamwallace March 3, 2008 at 12:28 am

    The avatar is a scarecrow mooning all of you with his pumpkin cheeks.

    Sad to say but I have never seen any of the Monty Python stuff

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  481. 483 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 12:37 am

    WW, shame on you. Not for mooning us, but for not seeing any Python!

    FBG, 3 or 4 outfits a day? What is she, a runway model?

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  482. 484 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Nope, she tends to spill things. She is tall like a model though, a trait I did not inherit.

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  483. 485 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Yowch, just looked at the clock. ‘Night, y’all!

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  484. 486 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Good morning all, a bit of perspective from the “Lip” this morning.

    http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/sports.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-03-03-0154.html

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  485. 487 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 5:05 am

    mornin’ Gil!!!!!!!!

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  486. 488 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 5:30 am

    Morning Berigan…. My legs woke me up this morning so I am killing a little time until the medicine kicks in.

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  487. 489 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 8:17 am

    G’morning all! Hopefully back to a more normal routine today after as very hectic weekend…

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  488. 490 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Let me try that again:

    G’morning all! Hopefully back to a more normal routine today after as a very hectic weekend…

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  489. 491 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 8:21 am

    We surpassed 25K hits (25,534 at the moment) over the weekend!

    Woo-hoo!

    😀

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  490. 492 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Sir Arthur Strieb-Griebling being interviewed about his failing restaurant “The Frog & Peach”. To wit:

    Interviewer: Good evening. Don’t you feel, again, you’re at a disadvantage because of your menu? I mean-

    Strieb-Griebling: The menu! Oh dear! Yes, that is- Oh! This has been a terrible hindrance to us building up a business. The menu is the most- have you seen it?

    Interviewer: Yes I have.

    Strieb-Griebling: It’s the most appalling thing. You start with- what’s that?

    Interviewer: Spawn cocktail.

    Strieb-Griebling: Spawn cocktail. One of the most revolting dishes known to man. Then there’s only two other dishes really. There’s Frog a la peche, which is frog done in Cointreau with a peach stuffed in its mouth. And, ah, then, of course, there’s Peche a la frog, which is really not much to write home about. A waiter comes to your table. He’s got this huge peach which is covered in boiling liqueur, you see, and he slices it open to reveal about two thousand black tadpoles squiggling about. It’s one of the most disgusting sights I’ve ever seen. God, it turns me over to think of it. Squiggle, squiggle they go.

    Interviewer: Rather nauseating. Who does the cooking?

    Strieb-Griebling: My wife does the cooking and, luckily, she does the eating as well. An amazing creature. Of course, she’s not a well woman. She hates being lowered into the well to feed the frogs. Every day she goes down screaming. AAAAAHHHHH! The frogs don’t like it either, and spit the flies back in her face. ‘ribbit, ribbit…. ppppppppppphhhhhhhh… ribbit, ribbit……. pppppppphhhhhh”

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  491. 493 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Nice Grail, Raisins!

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  492. 494 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 8:40 am

    jimmy smith would like to apologize to carolina lady for the post above this one . . . but jimmy smith is not a well woman.

    and in baseball today . . . chipper jones is out of the lineup with a tweaked hamstring and a pack of old maid cards. chipper was asked when chipper might return, “uh, tomorrow.”

    and now, cannot wait to see the pictures from spring training. did lew and grinch remember to get some good shots of chino cadahia?

    and this journalist has heard from bloggers over there that wish to remain anonymous but are visiting the braves and stuff blog. c’mon in the water’s fine. and to that highly educated blogger from over there that often disparages jimmy smith . . . a mind is a terrible thing to waste. it is much like LIGHTING in a bottel. oh, the humanity!

    and beet writing this weekend, chop seal was exposed to the other side of sports journalism . . . the players’ buffet. chop seal was enjoying treats from a shrimp platter when a clubhouse boy told chop seal the buffet was for players only. chop seal filled chop seals cheeks with shrimp and left to find the pressbox buffet of cheese and cheese crackers.

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  493. 495 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 8:41 am

    jjs, is that a Python skit? If it’s not, it sure could be……

    Some interesting notes about the Mets. I love the first comment that follows the article.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2008/03/03/2008-03-03_sources_scott_schoeneweis_jorge_sosa_bei.html

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  494. 496 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 8:48 am

    chrisklob, cook and moore.

    Peter Cook: Not a well woman at all, so she very much resents having to go down the well every morning to sprinkle “Swoop” on the toads. An amazing creature, my wife, an amazing creature…. Would you like some pond water?
    Dudley Moore: No, I won’t actually.
    Peter Cook: It’s two shillings.
    Dudley Moore: No, no.
    Peter Cook: It’s revolting stuff. I wouldn’t touch it.
    Dudley Moore: No….er, um

    Peter Cook: What are you about to ask me about?
    Dudley Moore: I’m about to ask you, um, I suppose this sort of menu could, in fact, appeal to the French.
    Peter Cook: It could appeal to the French and I’ve tried appealing to the French over Radio Streeb-Greebling which, as you know, is situated in the moat, not a stone’s throw from here, but, ah, the response has been – oh – it’s not been excessive.
    Dudley Moore: No.
    Peter Cook: It’s been nil.

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  495. 497 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 8:49 am

    GOD: And don’t apologize. Every time I try to talk to someone it’s sorry this and forgive me that and I’m not worthy and …

    What are you doing now?

    ARTHUR: I’m averting my eyes, Lord.

    GOD: Well, don’t. I really don’t know where all this got started. It’s like those miserable psalms, they’re so depressing. Now knock it off…

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  496. 498 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Lighting in a bottle? Is that anything like a bulb?

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  497. 499 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Now, baseball. The fishwrapper on Mike Hampton yesterday:

    “Of his 22 pitches, 15 were strikes. And he hit 93 mph once on the radar gun, which was harder than his old upper range of 90-92.”

    And nobody heard any tweaks! 😀

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  498. 500 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Now, stuff.

    What has happened with the Falcons? They successfully signed all four free agents they targeted, including the top RB on the market. Then, Miami signs McCown to a FA deal, virtually assuring that Matt Ryan will fall to the Falcons #3 draft slot. Thomas Dimitroff is obviously living right!

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  499. 501 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Blog domination!!! 😈

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  500. 502 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I know it will be considered blasphemy but I like the Burmese python about as much as the Monty variety. Yes, I grew up on the slapstick offerings of the Stooges and Marx Bros., but the operative words are “grew up”. I now believe that you serve the audience what their palate can handle. If it is slapstick, then slap them. But, I prefer a more cerebral approach. Anyway, have your fun. I’m going and watch sesame street.

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  501. 503 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

    That’s good stuff journalist jimmy smith.

    Paladin, don’t be a party pooper.

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  502. 504 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    To each his own…

    Now go away before I taunt you a second time!

    DISCLAIMER: Before you take that personally, it is a very recognizable quote from “Holy Grail”, and should not be taken seriously.

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  503. 505 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:32 am

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your name?

    ROBIN: My name is Sir Robin of Camelot!

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your quest?

    ROBIN: To seek the Grail!

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What.. is the capital of Assyria?

    ROBIN: (indignantly) I don’t know that!

    He is immediately hurled by some unseen force over the edge of the precipice.

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  504. 506 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your name?

    GAWAIN: My name is Sir Gawain of Camelot!

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your quest?

    GAWAIN: To seek the Grail!

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What goes: black white … black white … black white?

    GAWAIN: Oh, er … Babylon! er … Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!

    He is immediately hurled by some unseen force over the edge of the precipice.

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  505. 507 ssiscribe March 3, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Top of the morning, everybody. Finally, the move is complete. Settling into the new home. Still must get my sports area all set up — probably a week or so before all of that is taken care of — but for the most part, everything is as it should be. The Wurlitzer is propped up on top of my bookcase for now, so we’re officially moved in as far as I’m concerned!

    And glad Lew and Grinch made it back home safe. Thanks very much for the great reports and insights from Lake Buena Vista. I’ll be there with you next year. Promise!

    Great weekend for the ballclub, Chipper’s tweak notwithstanding. Doesn’t look to be too serious, however, and in the grand scheme of things, missing three or four games now isn’t like missing three or four games at the end of March.

    Hampton looks like he really threw it well yesterday. That’s a huge step, the biggest to date, on his comeback trail. Like most, I will remain skeptical until he can take the ball every fifth day for more than one or two turns. But if he’s throwing his breaking stuff this sharp already, that only can be viewed as a huge positive. Once he gets his legs under him and really gets back into total game shape, if that left arm of his is healthy, that’s a heck of a fourth starter this team just added to its rotation.

    Gotta say, I don’t buy much into exhibition wins and losses, especially early. But it’s encouraging at this point to see the way the team is hitting. Josh Anderson has grabbed that fourth outfield spot with both hands (don’t wanna say I told you so, but for the six weeks before the Kotsay deal, I was saying this kid could play center field every day and handle it well).

    Got to see just a bit of Jurrjens on TV Friday (before actually turning it off and disconnecting it for the move). Looked good. Hung a couple of curves, but everybody does that early. That slider of his is nasty, and he has plenty of giddy-up on the heater. I think as of right now, the fifth spot is his to lose. We’ll see what Jo Jo has today against the Mets.

    OK, back at it. Just wanted to say hi. Hope all is well.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  506. 508 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:40 am

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your name?

    ARTHUR: It is Arthur, King of the Britons.

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your quest?

    ARTHUR: To seek the Holy Grail.

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    ARTHUR: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

    BRIDGEKEEPER: Er … I don’t know that … Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!

    BRIDGEKEEPER is cast into the gorge.

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  507. 509 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

    BEDEVERE: (to ARTHUR) How did you know how many wing-beats a swallow needs to maintain velocity?

    ARTHUR: Oh… when you’re king you know all those things…

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  508. 510 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I guess some people get their stick slapped in different ways. I’ll keep that it mind. But, I’m not going to change MY opinion.

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  509. 511 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The VOR Holy Grail avatar… nice. Hold a half dozen boxes of raisins in there?

    Funny overnight and morning stuff gents… gave me a chuckle just remembering. The Pythons were ahead of their time. So much good stuff post-python cast work too… The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, A Fish Called Wanda… wait… stop! There are way too many to start listing. Would clog the blog and clog my brain too. Have fish to fry.

    Remember Firesign Theatre?

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  510. 512 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Paladin, while we were being amused by that stuff you were watching The Lawrence Welk Show. Pythons or bubbles…

    Then there was Don Ho when you really wanted to blow it out…

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  511. 513 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Then there was Don Ho when you really wanted to blow it out…

    😆

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  512. 514 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Did I forget to add a little smiley face to make that last comment more palatable? Just slapped my own hand.

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  513. 515 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 9:52 am

    SG; I find it hard to discern your head from the other tiny bubbles.

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  514. 516 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Actually I am more of a Don Quixote fan than Don Ho. “Course as Sinatra said, “Don should have his zipper bronzed.”

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  515. 517 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Speaking of clogged blogs… this one is moving slower than my brain this morning. Who’s next in the lineup? Chop Seal? Maybe we’ll get an inside the clubhouse (near the buffet table) Spring Training report from the furry flipper flapping news hound… uh, seal. Hope his post is ready.

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  516. 518 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 10:06 am

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your name?

    CHIPPER: It is Chipper, King of the Tweaks.

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What… is your quest?

    CHIPPER: To tweak both the Hammy & the Groin in a single day.

    BRIDGEKEEPER: What is the sound made by a seed spat from a Ugandan?

    CHIPPER: “uh?”

    BRIDGEKEEPER: That’s right – you may pass!

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  517. 519 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 10:14 am

    jjs; 😆

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  518. 520 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Grinch-John has the Pentax pictures in folders on Shannon’s computer. I don’t know if he included them on the disc. I haven’t really had time to check it out yet. What I saw of them was before he put them on the disc.

    Chris-I use Picassa 2 to edit my artwork for printing (enlarging, setting contrast, etc). I’ll check it out and see what I can come up with.

    Scribe-I’ve been on the Josh Anderson bandwagon all throughout spring training. I’m really convinced this kid is going to shock the hell out of people. He is going to be a really good player, In my opinion. He is extraordinarily fast and has good work ethic and baseball smarts.

    Now, King Arthur-This Python nonsense must cease and desist right here and now. You don’t mess with King Arthur-It is closely akin to sacrilege. You can tug on Superman’s cape and pull the proverbial mask off the Old Lone Ranger, but you don’t mess with Arthur and the Boys or Robin Hood. It just isn’t acceptable. Y’all would do well to remember that.

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  519. 521 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

    BTW-Most of the Pentax pictures, which were taken by the Grinch, were of the rear ends of all females present at Spring Training-newswomen and the like. Not too sure how acceptable they are to decent folk.

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  520. 522 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    ARTHUR: I am your king!

    OLD WOMAN: Well, I didn’t vote for you.

    ARTHUR: You don’t vote for kings.

    OLD WOMAN: Well, how did you become king, then?

    ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held Excalibur aloft from the bosom of the water to signify by
    Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king!

    DENNIS: Look, strange women lying on their backs in ponds handing out
    swords… that’s no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    ARTHUR: Be quiet!

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  521. 523 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Raisin’s has gone off the deep end. 😀

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  522. 524 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:36 am

    DENNIS: You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

    ARTHUR: Shut up!

    DENNIS: I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some
    moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!

    ARTHUR: (Grabbing him by the collar) Shut up, will you. Shut up!

    DENNIS: Ah! NOW … we see the violence inherent in the system.

    ARTHUR: Shut up!

    PEOPLE (i.e. other PEASANTS) are appearing and watching.

    DENNIS: (calling) Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help, help, I’m being repressed!

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  523. 525 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Still at it this morning, I see.

    So I should be glad he wasn’t behind me with a camera, Lew? So much for gentlemanly.

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  524. 526 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:41 am

    DENNIS: You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

    ARTHUR: Shut up!

    DENNIS: I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!

    ARTHUR: (Grabbing him by the collar) Shut up, will you. Shut up!

    DENNIS: Ah! NOW … we see the violence inherent in the system.

    ARTHUR: Shut up!

    PEOPLE (i.e. other PEASANTS) are appearing and watching.

    DENNIS: (calling) Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I’m being repressed!

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  525. 527 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:46 am

    The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. 😀

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  526. 528 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 10:46 am

    SG; I find it hard to discern your head from the other tiny bubbles.

    E’s a witch! Burn him! Burn him!

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  527. 529 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:48 am

    How do you know ‘e is a witch?

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  528. 530 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 10:50 am

    “Moistened bint”, I always loved that line.

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  529. 531 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 10:50 am

    FBG-Actually, he DID have some quite nice subjects, but I hardly think Madam Blog Meister would approve. One would do well to not Let the Grinch get behind them with a camera-although I’m certain that I am safe from this particular obsession. If not then I have some quite serious questions about the Boy.

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  530. 532 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 10:52 am

    ‘E turned me into a newt!

    I got better.

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  531. 533 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 10:59 am

    klobber: I set that one up on the tee nicely for ya, didn’t I?

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  532. 534 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Did anybody see or hear about that German Airbus A320 nearly crashing trying to land in strong crosswind conditions in Hamburg?

    Check out this video. It is sick!

    I think I read there were around 130 passengers on board.

    I bet they had to change the seat covers in that cockpit afterwards! 😯

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  533. 535 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Lew, was the snorkling in Vermont hard on the, uh… knees?

    FBG, Grinch didn’t mean anything by taking pictures from behind like that. Word has it, by the time he brushed his big eyebrows out of his eyes, focused and finally found the camera button with those long hairy fingers of his, the subject had already walked past him.

    It’s not easy being a Grinch photographer. How was that?

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  534. 536 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Raisins, that was incredible. I thought the wing touched… was surprised they went up again after that. Yeow!!!!

    Here’s a link to get over the airsickness from that near-crash video. All you men and women of the world, try this Virtual Pilot destination game when you get a minute. It is humbling.

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  535. 537 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Nice try, SG, but I know he has no difficulty taking pictures. I was showing him around some of Disney World & he was like a Japanese tourist.

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  536. 538 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 11:23 am

    SG: From what I read, the wing actually did touch. He went back up and actually brought it down successfully on the 2nd try. Eek! 😯

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  537. 539 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Raisins, thanks for making it look easy! 🙂

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  538. 540 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 11:33 am

    OK, I have been humbled with regard to my European/Asian geography…. guess I actually have to do some work now… 😦

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  539. 541 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:34 am

    SG, it seems that someone here needs to study up on geography!

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  540. 542 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Raisins, I’ll bet they had to change more seat covers than just in the cockpit!

    Holy cow, that was amazing!

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  541. 543 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Now, stuff.

    It is official, Warrick Dunn has been released by the Falcons. Great player, greater person. He just simply didn’t fit in the new scheme. He’ll catch on somewhere, though, that actually has a shot at a title – maybe Indy. It clears about $3M of cap space for the Birds. Win/win…

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  542. 544 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Raisins, I’m not a Falcons fan. Not that big a football fan really. But, I’ve heard multiple times about what a good guy Dunn is. I hope he lands somewhere good. He deserves it.

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  543. 545 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Savannah Guy-Artists do not snorkle (the closest I ever get to that is Tull’s Aqualung CD-remastered, of course)-especially in the Frozen waters of Lake Champlain. Meredith Vierra just did a Polar Plunge there last week. They had to break the ice first. Quite understandable just why she wore several layers of sweatshirts.

    BTW-Do you have a copy of Tull’s Live at The Isle Of Wight?

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  544. 546 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Do you have a copy of Tull’s Live at The Isle Of Wight?

    Careful, you know Terrence Moore is watching…

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  545. 547 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    We are up to our hammys in pythonese. Step in CL, our fair Lady, and bend their bints, please.

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  546. 548 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I was never a big Monty Python fan either. I was more of a Second City TV guy. They predate Saturday Night Live and spawned some very good comedic talent.

    It appears today is going to be balmy and breezy here in the Old Dominion. I hate to waste it sitting at a desk so I will catch up with y’all later…

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  547. 549 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    No long term deal for Frenchy… He was “renewed.” 😐

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  548. 550 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Now, paladin… There has been no Python in almost 2 hours. We could be pursuaded to resume, though… 😈

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  549. 551 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    If you guys knew how often planes of all sizes and types scrape a wingtip when landing in heavy and gusty crosswinds it would probably cause you to need new seat covers. I’m not saying it is “normal”, but stuff happens.

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  550. 552 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Yes 008… It is why I like trains. A little damp however when trying to get to Europe.

    Airliners have become so bus like in their approach that unless I absolutely must get somewhere right away, I would just a soon drive.

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  551. 553 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I thought you might like that, paladin…

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  552. 554 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Other stuff:

    Roger Federer is bounced in the first round in his first competition since being upset in the Australian Open. Crazy. He is as dominant and almost as machine-like in tennis as Tiger is in golf…

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  553. 555 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I am assuming no TV/radio coverage of today’s tilt with the Muts… 😐

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  554. 556 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    that highly educated blogger from over there that often disparages jimmy smith” … Jimmy Smith’s evaluation or the blogger’s?

    In some circles, being able to spell your name is considered to be evidence of advanced educational achievement … perhaps the reason for my mask selection.

    Jo Jo had a good 1st … no so good second … 1-0

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  555. 557 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    VOR Castro had wind aided triple, rbi

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  556. 558 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    prado 1 pitch flied out to right

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  557. 559 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    pena infield hit to 2nd

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  558. 560 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    johnson groung out, pena to 2nd

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  559. 561 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    escobar walk

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  560. 562 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    escobar called strike, ground out

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  561. 563 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    that’s all folks … lunch is ready

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  562. 564 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Bob, j: You da man! 😀

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  563. 565 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    hmmm… interesting play by play from journalist bob . . . jimmy smith is a bit confused, though. must call chop seal.

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  564. 566 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Schaffer single

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  565. 567 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Hmmm… the Muts hired a new hitting instructor today – Darryl Strawberry. Isn’t that special. I hope they don’t place the batting cage too close to the white lines…

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  566. 568 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Schaffer single
    Thorman strikeout
    Javy fly out
    Schaffer steals second
    Diaz basehit up middle … Schaffer scores

    Jimmy, Umpire changed call on Escobar from ball 4 to 3-1 last inning … then he grounded out.

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  567. 569 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Schaffer single
    Thorman strikeout
    Javy fly out
    Schaffer steals second
    Diaz basehit up middle … Schaffer scores
    Diaz steals second

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  568. 570 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Schaffer single
    Thorman strikeout
    Javy fly out
    Schaffer steals second
    Diaz basehit up middle … Schaffer scores
    Diaz steals second
    Anderson groundout t 2nd

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  569. 571 Hillbilly March 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Bob J, VOR was right. You ARE the man. Thanks for the updates, as I sit in the office listening to the monsoon outside. It’s headed y’all’s way folks.

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  570. 572 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Live Box Score.

    Also nice film clip/interview with Hank on the Braves.com

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  571. 573 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Boyer pitching
    pegan ground out to 2nd
    castro error 2nd base … but ruled basehit
    double play started by thorman

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  572. 574 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    thanks, journalist bob. good to have the play by play going. remember to give the score, chip. 😆

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  573. 575 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    prado foul fly out
    pena ground out to 2nd
    Hernandez single to center
    Lillibridge strikeout

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  574. 576 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    123-17 Phils

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  575. 577 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    2-1 Mets
    Boyer ptching
    Fly out to left
    Cancel strikeout
    Reyes groundout to short

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  576. 578 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Schafer single up the middle

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  577. 579 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Bob, journalist… are you eating while updating? Multi-tasking at it’s best.

    Lew, I don’t have Tull’s Live at The Isle Of Wight, in fact, I don’t have any Jethro Tull anymore except Benefit. Haven’t replaced them since they and many more of my albums were all ruined in our home flood years ago… literally.

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  578. 580 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Schafer single up the middle
    Thorman fly out

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  579. 581 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Bob, journalist… are you eating while updating? Multi-tasking at it’s best.

    Lew, I don’t have Tull’s Live at The Isle Of Wight, in fact, I don’t have any Jethro Tull anymore except Benefit. Haven’t replaced them since they and many more of my albums were all ruined in our home flood years ago… literally.

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  580. 582 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    hmm… canceled walk, now a canceled strikeout. a play by play first. must call chop seal . . . 😆 jimmy smith can see the action just reading the play by play. what is bobby cox doing?

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  581. 583 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    is thorman being showcased? oh, the humanity! this will not work! maybe the woodcutters will have an interest. jimmy smith cannot reach chop seal at this time. good that we have journalist bob doing play by play.

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  582. 584 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Schafer single up the middle
    Thorman fly out
    Wild pitch, Gordon to second
    Javy infield out … Schafer to 3rd
    Diaz 3-2, infield out to 3rd on curveball

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  583. 585 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    got to run … Gordon Schafer??

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  584. 586 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Hernandez walks

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  585. 587 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    something happened and it lost what I had typed … nobody scored . bye

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  586. 588 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Sure glad Bob is doing the play-by-play instead of Raisins. Otherwise, it would be a Monty Python skit. :-):

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  587. 589 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    :-):

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  588. 590 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Damn smiley faces make me frown. And where is my mood mentor, Salty, when I need him?

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  589. 591 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    and where has journalist bob gone, this game is not over! switching to chipper for play-by-play:

    uh, inning over.

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  590. 592 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    “Arrest Made After Bill Clinton Speech”

    Unfortunately it was not either Bill or Hillary who were arrested.

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  591. 593 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Savannah Guy-You’re in lck if you’re interested. I have a more than passing interest in Tull. I have almost their entire 40 year catalog on CD-over 30 CD’s, including solos by Ian Anderson and Martin Barre. I have EVERY studiop and almost every Live album. I think the only thing I’m missing are anthologies and the 25th Anniversary Box set.

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  592. 594 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Paladin, Did I read correctly??? You equate the slapstick of the 3 stooges, with the wit of Monty Python, and the Marx Brothers???? 😯 ???? Of course you know, this means war!!!!

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  593. 595 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Braves tie it in top of 8th (2-2). I don’t know how, but partial information is better than no information. Right?

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  594. 596 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    And why hasn’t someone included some quotes from Monty Python, anyway???

    BBC Announcer: We interrupt this program to annoy you and make things generally irritating.

    Mr Smoke-Too-Much: I saw your add in the “Bolour” Supplement.
    Bounder: The what?
    Mr Smoke-Too-Much: The Bolour Suppliment.
    Bounder: The Colour Supplement.
    Mr Smoke-Too-Much: Yes, I’m sorry, I can’t say the letter B.
    Bounder: C?
    Mr Smoke-Too-Much: Yes, that’s right. It’s all due to a trauma I suffered when I was a “sbool” boy. I was attacked by a bat.
    Bounder: A cat?
    Mr Smoke-Too-Much: No, a bat.

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  595. 597 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    No one equates Monty Python with either the Stooges or The Marx Brothers. Monty Pythin are rank amateurs in comparison. They are not fit to shine the shoes of Laurel and Hardy or Jack Benny, either.

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  596. 598 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Inspector Tiger: Now, alduce me to introlow myself. I’m sorry. Alself me to myduce introlow. Introme tolose mylow alself. Alme to you introself mylowduce. Excuse me a moment.
    [bangs himself on the head]
    Inspector Tiger: Allow me to introduce myself. I’m afried I must ask that no-one leave the room. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Inspector Tiger.
    All: Tiger?
    Inspector Tiger: [jumps] Where? Where? What? Ah. Me Tiger. You Jane.
    [growl]
    Inspector Tiger: Beg your pardon, allow me to introduce myself, I’m afraid I must ask that no-one leave the room.
    Lady Velloper: Why not?
    Inspector Tiger: Elementary. Since the body was found in this room, and no-one has left it. Therefore… the murderer must be somebody in this room.
    Colonel Pickering: What body?
    Inspector Tiger: Somebody. In this room. Must the murderer be. The murderer of the body is somebody in this room, which nobody must leave… leave the body in the room not to be left by anybody. Nobody leaves anybody or the body with somebody. Everybody who is anybody shall leave the body in the roombody. Take the tablets Tiger. Anybody with a body but not the body is nobody. Nobody leaves the body in the…
    [takes a tablet]
    Inspector Tiger: Albody me introbody albodyduce.
    [a surgeon and two nurses enter with saws and lay Tiger down on the table. The same drawing room, one lobotomy later, Tiger’s head is bandaged]
    Surgeon: Now for Sir Gerald.
    [exit]
    Inspector Tiger: That’s better. Now I’m Inspector Tiger and I must ask that nobody leave the room.
    [gives thumbs up to the surgeon]
    Inspector Tiger: Now someone has committed a murder here, and that murderer is someone in this room. The question is… who?
    Colonel Pickering: Look, there hasn’t been a murder.
    Inspector Tiger: No murder?
    All: No.
    Inspector Tiger: Oh, I don’t like it. It’s too simple, too clear cut. I’d better wait.
    [sits]
    Inspector Tiger: No, too simple, too clear cut.
    [lights out, a scream, and a shot. Tiger is dead with a poison bottle in his hand, an arrow through his neck, and a bullet in his head]
    Colonel Pickering: By jove, he was right!

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  597. 599 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Oh Yeah-Monty Python is not funny, either.

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  598. 600 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Spam and Beans. How hilarious.

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  599. 601 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    lewPaladin

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  600. 602 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Berigan; I personally like George Carlin, Mort Sahl and Richard Pryor to name of few. But, for someone with an ensemble, I loved Ernie Kovaks. He, btw, is considered the father of Monty Python type humor. The problem? They copied him, but they never duplicated him. My other reasons for being a Kovaks fan is that he had a pencil-thin mustache and he smoked cigars–incessantly.

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  601. 603 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I’m better looking and more refined than Paladin. He’s right on this oe, though. Monty Python is pathetic and has almost always been so. The only thing they ever did that was remotely decent was Time Bandits and I don’t think it was really their project. Some of them just appeared in it. Maybe that’s why it was decent.

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  602. 604 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    how appropo!!!

    Man: Look, this isn’t an argument.
    Mr. Vibrating: Yes it is.
    Man: No it isn’t, it’s just contradiction.
    Mr. Vibrating: No it isn’t.
    Man: It is.
    Mr. Vibrating: It is not.
    Man: Look, you contradicted me.
    Mr. Vibrating: I did not.
    Man: Oh you did.
    Mr. Vibrating: No, no, no.
    Man: You did just then.
    Mr. Vibrating: Nonsense.
    Man: Oh, this is futile.
    Mr. Vibrating: No it isn’t.
    Man: I came here for a good argument.
    Mr. Vibrating: No, you didn’t. No, you came here for an argument.
    Man: An argument isn’t just contradiction.
    Mr. Vibrating: It can be.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Man: An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    Mr. Vibrating: No it isn’t.
    Man: Yes it is. It’s not just contradiction.
    Mr. Vibrating: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    Man: But that’s not just saying, “No it isn’t.”
    Mr. Vibrating: Yes it is.
    Man: No it isn’t. An argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.
    Mr. Vibrating: No it isn’t.
    Man: Yes it is.
    Mr. Vibrating: Not at all.
    Man: Now look…
    Mr. Vibrating: [bell rings] Good morning.
    Man: What?
    Mr. Vibrating: That’s it. Good morning.
    Man: It was just getting interesting.
    Mr. Vibrating: Sorry, the five minutes is up.
    Man: That was never five minutes.

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  603. 605 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Lew’s avatar. A self-portrait? As for being refined. That is what they do to oil, sugar, and gawd knows whatall. Who wants to be refined? 🙂

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  604. 606 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Berigan: I, myself, chose not to dignify paladin’s assessment of Monty Python.

    If you are wanting quotes, though, check the overnights and this morning. You might find one or two…

    wink, wink… nudge, nudge…

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  605. 607 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Raisins; Your foot smells.

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  606. 608 lew614 March 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Paladin-Jealousy will get you nowhere.

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  607. 609 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Braves vs Mutts. Top of the 11th (2-2).

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  608. 610 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I LOVE Ernie Kovacs, Paladin!!! There was a great documentary they used to run, perhaps on Disney of all channels(They used to run a nice one on Nat King Cole back in the day as well) Too bad The Comedy channel doesn’t run his show anymore, but black and white would hurt the kiddies eyes I guess…

    And Lew, I never was much of a fan of the MP films, much more their TV show….

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  609. 611 Hillbilly March 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Paladin, I’m sitting in an oil refinery as we speak. If this is what it takes to become refined, I think I’ll just remain “crude.”

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  610. 612 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    You kids are free to enjoy whatever titilates you thanks to those of us that ensured that right for you. And don’t you forget it, privates!

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  611. 613 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Hillbilly; are you getting my scores? I don’t do play-by-play. CL doesn’t pay enough. 😈

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  612. 614 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Mutts won it with a run in the bottom of the 10th. The score I had read showed them into the 11th. Sorry, on both counts.

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  613. 615 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Comedy is much like beer in some respects. Some folks like German beer, some folks like dark beer, some folks like lager, some folks like ale, etc. It doesn’t mean any one is better or worse than another. It’s simply a matter of taste.

    Along the same analogy, beers are best served at the right temperature and in the right environment. The B&S world is hardly the place to enjoy Monty Python, unless you are a fan, in which case there is no bad place.

    Bottom line is: All of these fine examples are worthy of enjoyment and acclaim by those who enjoy them.

    Yep, that’s me, Voice of Diplomacy! 😀

    (Too bad I gave up drinkin’. I sure would like one of those beers…)

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  614. 616 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Voice of Diplomacy, 😆

    Too bad you gave up drinking….desperately trying to segue into….looks like you picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue! Now, that is a great comedy!!!! 🙂

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  615. 617 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    just like journalist bob to hop in the tub in the middle of play-by-play. chop seal does not answer chop seal’s phone – not sure what is up. can’t tell what happened from the blog p-b-p but looks bad for the braves. coulda used a future hof’er in the lineup today but smoltz and glavine weren’t scheduled! oh, the humanity! who were bloggers thinking jimmy smith was talking about? and girl scout cookies are being delivered – jimmy smith must go find jimmy smith’s wallet.

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  616. 618 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I love that movie!!! And, that is one of my favorite scenes. I use that line whenever things get hairy around the homestead. It always breaks the tension… 😆

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  617. 619 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    not a well woman . . . was pretty funny to this journalist. some prefer carrot top, though, and that is understandable for some. carrot top might make a good celebrity blogger – must talk with chop seal about this but can’t reach chop seal today. hmmm…..

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  618. 620 Hillbilly March 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Yes sir Paladin, I’m getting your scores. Much obliged.

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  619. 621 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    jjs: Stay away from Carrot Top. Too much controversy. He was on the juice! That dude blew up like Barry’s head. We don’t need Waxman of Who-ville pokin’ around here in the B&S world…

    And, yes… not a well woman was pretty funny to this non-journalist as well. 😆

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  620. 622 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    VOR, I just knew you were alright!!!1 😛

    Rex Kramer: Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

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    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.

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    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

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    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines

    Hanging Lady: Nervous?
    Ted Striker: Yes.
    Hanging Lady: First time?
    Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

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  621. 623 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Joey . . . have you ever been in a, a Turkish prison?

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  622. 624 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    If you nutcases are going to continue to talk this gobbledygook, at least have the decency to provide an interpreter, or give cites.

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  623. 625 Voice of Wikipedia March 3, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Airplane! is an American comedy film, first released on 27 June 1980, produced, directed, and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. Airplane! starred Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lorna Patterson.

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  624. 626 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I recommend it… 😆

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  625. 627 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I recommend it… 😆

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  626. 628 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Wow… I recommended it twice without even trying! 😯

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  627. 629 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Tom…Have you ever been on a turkey farm? LMAO 😆

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  628. 630 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Susie…Have you ever had(get this)a turkey sandwich? Oh, I’m about to split my sides 😆

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  629. 631 Carolina Lady March 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    WHAT have y’all been drinking???

    I’m sure all that meant something to somebody somewhere – just can’t imagine what, who or where! 😆

    Chop Seal needs to report immediately! Salty is buried in work and can’t do a lead. Start typing, Chopper!!

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  630. 632 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    CL; we be drinking COOLaide. 🙂

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  631. 634 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Dr. Rumack : Captain, how soon can you land?
    Cpt. Oever : I can’t tell.
    Dr. Rumack : You can tell me, I’m a doctor.
    Cpt. Oever : NO, I mean I’m just not sure.
    Dr. Rumack : Well, can’t you take a guess?
    Cpt. Oever : Well, not for another 2 hours.
    Dr. Rumack : You can’t take a guess for another 2 hours?

    And on that note, I will bid you all adieu. Mrs. Raisins has just returned from the grocery store with a nice seafood salad… Chow time! 😀

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  632. 635 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Hi, CL. I hate to leave just as you appear, but I gotta go.

    C-ya!

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  633. 636 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Did Chop Seal tweak a flipper?

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  634. 637 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Raisins, that’s quite a ski. Are you a hobbit? Grinch cousin? Sasquatch?

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  635. 638 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Just another day in the neighborhood…

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  636. 639 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Not that there’s anything wrong with big… heeeey, you just changed avatars.

    Shirley that’s knot and airplane.

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  637. 640 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    STOP CALLING HIM SHIRLEY!

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  638. 641 Voice of Raisins March 3, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Shirley that’s knot and airplane. 😆

    (I’m not here…)

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  639. 642 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Shirley are and idiot? She not be the only one.

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  640. 643 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Lew, as I think you know, Jethro Tull was one of my favorite bands back in the day. Led Zeppelin too. Just haven’t replaced them with so much new music coming out every day. If it were not for time and money I’d have a lot more of everything. I’d be tickled to get a CD or two.

    Saw Tull in Jacksonville once and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. Aqualung was the tour. Good stuff.

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  641. 644 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    KNOT=1.62 X MPH for those of you keeping score.

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  642. 645 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Jethro Tull! Didn’t he play on Beverly Hillbillies?

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  643. 646 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    And Led Zeppelin! I remember the show they put on at Lakehurst. Litterally crashed and burned. Talk about special effects.

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  644. 647 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    It’s dinner hour. I so look forward to this. They take off this anti-bite mask I have to wear at other times. But, no one will come close to me. I get so lonesome. 👿

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  645. 648 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Jethro Tull! Didn’t he play on Beverly Hillbillies?

    Paladin, hmmm… just think Don Ho. Tiny bubbles and all… you’re there.

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  646. 649 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    You having someone for dinner, with a nice chianti and fava beans?

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  647. 651 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Speaking of Shirley, I’m not one to seek out Hollywood types, but I once had cocktails with Leslie Nielson. He’s a good all around regular kinda guy who doesn’t take himself seriously. Probably why he’s such a good comedic actor. Also saw him at a Spoleto Festival world premier of an Arthur Miller play, American Clock, at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston. Near Klobber’s Saloon. Was a great play and a great venue. Nielson is quite a dramatic actor on stage as well as film.

    Now, for baseball tie-in to all this: Dock Street Theatre is near Klobbers. Klobber is a baseball fan. Leslie Nielson was in an Arthur Miller play… Miller married Marilyn Monroe… Monroe married Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio… more baseball connections! Four degrees and done. Wonder if Kevin Bacon can play center?

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  648. 652 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Good links CL. Lopes should be fine hopefully… prayers will help. Nice interview with Frenchy. Good kid. I hope he and McCann do carry the club for 10-15 years.

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  649. 653 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    The Dock Street is just around the corner from my joint. Been undergoing renovations for a while now. Sure wish they’d hurry up. It’s killing my business.

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  650. 654 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Jethro Tull. Don Ho. Tiny bubbles. Fava beans. Too much for an old brain to assimilate. Tilt!

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  651. 655 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    No late night after theatre crowds coming in, eh? May need to start serving BBQ. Get the lunch bunch over there.

    Maybe could serve chianti and fava beans to Paladin, but best keep the restraints and mask on him. Can fava beans be sucked through a straw?

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  652. 656 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Just pullin’ yer chain jet fighter. I’ll buy you a drink anytime, but we may have to break into Klobber’s place. Haven’t seen the lights on lately.

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  653. 657 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    BBQ! I love it. Who are we BBQueing?

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  654. 658 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    First, I want to know if Klobber is speciest. Does he serve small seals?

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  655. 659 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Maybe, given my reputation, I should re-phrase that. Does he allow small seals to drink in his establishment?

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  656. 660 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    The nightly news reported that the American public is getting too little sleep. Bad news, they say. I thinking about adding a morning nap.

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  657. 661 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Everyone gone? Did I say something to “peeve” you off. Please let me know what it was so I can bookmark it.

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  658. 662 Chop Seal March 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    NOt evEry resTaUrant is seAl friEndly buT vEry feW arE beeT wRiteR friEndly. I haVe to bee vERRy carEfuL wheRe I eaT. I dO liKE KRysTal a loT. AnD CAptaIn D’s is PrEtty goOd for SeEfOOd.

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  659. 663 Savannah Guy March 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    The Lost Balloonist

    A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. He shouted to the boater, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

    The boater consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 18 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”

    The balloonist rolled his eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

    “I am,” replied the boater. “How did you know?”

    “Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

    The boater smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”

    “I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

    “Well,” said the boater, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect ME to solve your problem. You’re in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we met, but somehow now, it’s MY fault.

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  660. 664 Chop Seal March 3, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    No ShOes, No Shirt, No SeRviCe, No BeeT wrITers.

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  661. 665 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Let’s get togther and send a help-package to Chop Seal. If he’s having to eat in Krystal and Captain D’s that little fellow is hooongry.

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  662. 666 Carolina Lady March 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Chop Seal has come through!! NEW BLOG IS UP!!

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  663. 667 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I’m going to bed. Assuming I can find it. If I were to take a urine test right now it would read, “slightly watered-down chianti”. Sweet dreams.

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