26: Writing beets is not easy!

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by Chop Seal

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Hello, Everbudy!

Writing beets is not easy. I work all day and then somebody asks me to blog. I blog and then somebody asks me to write game stories. I write game stories and then somebody says something about me calling Manny Hernandez, Manny Fernandez. Well, I don’t have to take this! yOU LOOSERS!

Just kidding. πŸ˜† Beet writing is growing on me – like a fungus, but there is plenty of ointment down hear at camp and I have made friends with some of the clubhouse attendants (wink, wink). Can get all the ointment I want.

Now, let’s talk some baseball.

I am very impressed with the direction the Braves appear to be traveling. There are some good young players in camp and one, Gorkys Hernandez, reminds me of a young jimmy smith. Gorkys is very good looking and highly intelligent but speaks almost no English. He has a major league arm and pretty good speed. Alas, Gorkys is only 20 years old so we won’t see him in Atlanta for awhile.

You can’t necessarily sit down and have a conversation with Gorkys, but he understands baseball talk and being around Chino he now understands donuts and milk shakes.

I am very happy to be hear at Dizney World. Mickey Mouse is very nice but not at all talkative. Donald Duck is also very nice. Goofy appears slow-witted – could be a beet writer in waiting.

When I got hear I asked for directions to Cracker Jack Stadium and the cab driver pointed at me and laughed. I thought it was because I am a beet writer but that was not it. There is no Cracker Jack Stadium anymore, it’s Champion Stadium – formerly known as Disney Field, Disney’s Wide World of Sports, Cracker Jack Stadium and The Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. I think if they would pay their bills on time they would not need to change the name so much.

I am starting to like Bobby Cox. He is so forgetful. I think he puts things in places and then can’t find them later. Up close you can see that he’s put a lot of things on his cap – yuck!

Well, I leeve you with a beet writer story:

“Pardon me, lady”, said the beet writer trying to get back to his seat in the darkened movie theater, “but did I step on your toes a few minutes ago?”

“You certainly did!!”, said the woman in the aisle seat.

“Good, then I’m in the right row!” the beet writer said as he went back to his seat.

Pleeze, Carulina Lady, make me a collumist soon!

Bye, Everbudy! Go Braves!

~Chop Seal~

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689 Responses to “26: Writing beets is not easy!”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady March 3, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Way to go, Chop Seal!! You’ll be a collumist before you know it! πŸ˜†

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  2. 2 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    A fifth collumist? Make that a 5th of…

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  3. 3 journalist jimmy smith March 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    cs, phone home.

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  4. 4 paladin2008 March 3, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Writing with beets? It is extemely difficult. They are messy. I personally prefer to write with carrots. See other blog: Nite Nite.

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  5. 5 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Writing beets is not easy??? Surely it’s easier than writing wrongs!!!

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  6. 6 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Nice job Chop Seal. I see that you’ve been working on spelling and capitalization of letters in the right places. Has Chipper been giving you lessons?

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  7. 7 Chop Seal March 3, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    yes, chrisklob, we hunG out togEther toDay by thE pOOl. I aM a bABe maGNet aNd ChiPPer liKed haVing mE aRouNd. He boUght all the roOt bEEr.

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  8. 8 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Nice work, Chop Seal. Have you finished all the triple-chocolate chip cookies yet?

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  9. 9 mrgil March 3, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Great lead Chopper… You sound mighty chipper tonight…

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  10. 10 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Nice turtle, Gil.

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  11. 11 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I just received this from someone wanting to post to the site … “I wanted to post to Braves and Stuff, but cannot figure out how to do so. Is it restricted or do I just need some instructions?

    Since this isn’t the first or even the second time the question has been asked … (a) what are the formal instructions? and (b) should they be part Home Plate?

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  12. 12 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Do they know to click on the monthly archives to get to the current blog? That’s something that could cause some confusion. Other than that, I think they just need to register with WordPress.

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  13. 13 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Bob, are you feeling better? Haven’t seen you around much lately.

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  14. 14 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    FBG … do the have to drive down to the City Hall to register?

    Seriously, what is the procedure for so doing?

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  15. 15 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks Chris! Still a bit woozy … definitely better!

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  16. 16 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Bob, here’s the link for the sign-up page.

    http://wordpress.com/signup/

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  17. 17 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    FBG … upon reading my response, it didn’t come accross as intended … sincere thanks for your help … what’s the url for the registration form?

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  18. 18 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks Chris!! I wonder how many others have not known what to do?

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  19. 19 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Actually, it was Little Walter’s Dad who couldn’t post.

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  20. 20 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Good to hear that he may be joining us soon.

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  21. 21 flbravesgirl March 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks, Chris, I didn’t know where to find that.

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  22. 22 Bob, journalist March 3, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    He sent the email early in the afternoon … but I didn’t receive it until a few minutes ago … may be tomorrow or the next day … but, he’ll be here.

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  23. 23 chrisklob March 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Does he like Monty Python? (just kidding)

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  24. 24 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Woo boy…. The full Monty πŸ™‚

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  25. 25 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Don’t go there, Gil. That’s more than I need to know about you guys.

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  26. 26 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 12:21 am

    πŸ™‚

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  27. 27 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Time to go read. Y’all try to behave overnight & keep the content fit for Matthew’s viewing.

    Good night!

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  28. 28 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 2:45 am

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned before( I recall CL talking about the “feed” but can’t remember in what context) but…I use this link to quickly get to the latest blog…anyone else do this???

    https://bravesandstuff.wordpress.com/feed/

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  29. 29 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 3:48 am

    There were four drops of rain so comcast went out for five hours.

    The more I hear from and about Tex the more disgusted I get. Apparently the guy (who’s already FILTHY rich from playing a child’s sport) doesn’t give a crap about anything but how many gold bricks he can pile up. He doesn’t even try to hide it. He DID try to paint a picture about how Boras cares about his family, so there’s always the possibility that he’s a bit slow. Regardless, he’s made it pretty clear he’ll go anywhere that’ll pay him 170 mil instead of 160, which sounds even worse than Tommy G (who at least had the excuse of being a union rep).

    I say we trade him for a few prospects who want to play baseball and who have a basic sense of respect for the fans who are responsible for their job existing in the first place.

    No soup for you, Mark. Beat it.

    G’night.

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  30. 30 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Like I said before, Ride him (Tex) like a cheap mule and be prepared to move on. Just the way things are. I have no attachment for Texieria as he was a fully developed player picked up via trade. There is not the same attachment one gets after watching a kid develop through your system.

    Boras is only worried about his own family, if he happens to help his client along the way, well for Scott that is a plus. Tex has no emotional attachment to the Braves either. They are just the team he is playing for right now. Same thing was true with Sheffield and J.D. Drew.

    I can understand the frustration, been there and done that. It should really give fans an appreciation for Chipper Jones and John Smoltz, both of whom could have signed somewhere else for a lot more money. Not that they have done badly, just they could have made twice as much. Sometimes however, one does find peace and contentment with what they already have.

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  31. 31 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Grinch, I am glad to know that Comcast is consistent across their entire network… πŸ™‚

    My wish is for fiber optic service to be run out here in Mechanicsville but I have been told to be happy with what I have and shut up. I have comcast for the internet but use DirecTV for my television service. It is cheaper and the choices are better. Of course there is the rain thingee but into each one’s life a little rain must fall. πŸ™‚

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  32. 32 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Dangit, I missed folks in the early am! 😦 Grinch, I didn’t see anything new on Tex on AJC…did you see something new, or just a buildup of previous comments by him(And Chipper)?

    I still think our only shot for us signing him, is winning the WS, and him not wanting to leave after that great feeling….perhaps he’s just setting the table telling the braves no “hometown” discount(I know, he wasn’t born here)

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  33. 33 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Anyone here much about Tyler Flowers before??? We may not cry too much over losing Tex, after all!!!!

    Tape-measure shots: Typical of a pitcher, McDowell pointed out that the wind was blowing out during Monday’s batting practice. But nevertheless, Braves Minor League catcher Tyler Flowers still put on a show with a couple of tape-measure shots, including one that hit approximately 25 feet up an adjoining field’s fence that was located 460 feet from the plate.

    MLB.com’s Marty Noble has been covering the Mets at this complex for 21 years, and he said he doesn’t remember a ball being hit that far.

    “He hits the ball probably as hard as anybody we’ve got,” said Cox, who was including the likes of Chipper Jones and Jeff Francoeur.

    Flowers, who is 6-foot-4 and approximately 230 pounds, has been the camp’s most surprising offensive player. While battling a sore knee and playing first base at Class A Rome last year, he hit .298 with 12 homers and a .488 slugging percentage.

    While growing up in suburban Atlanta, Flowers was a fan of the Braves and Francoeur, who was a high school legend in the area. When Francoeur hit three homers and showed a 96 mph fastball while saving two games in the 2003 best-of-three state championship series, Flowers was in attendance.

    At the time Flowers, who was two years younger and three grades behind in school, was marveling at Francoeur’s power. But after a few weeks in big league camp, he’s starting to realize that he’s now got similar power.

    “I’m getting there,” Flowers said. “I can at least hang with [Francoeur] in [batting practice] right now.”

    http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080303&content_id=2403265&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl

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  34. 34 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Anyone here much??? I blame JJS for making me type here, instead of hear…. 😑

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  35. 35 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 7:14 am

    JJS,

    Your silence speaks volumes!!!!

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  36. 36 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 7:44 am

    You remember the other day when I told you about the front page picture in out local “newspaper” showing the guy “exercising” his burmese python? Well, there was another story(slow news millennium). Turns out the reptile’s name is (drum roll) Monty. I’ll bet he eats impressionable young meese. :mrgreen:

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  37. 37 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 8:21 am

    berigan, jimmy smith is not silent, jimmy smith is under jimmy smith’s desk waiting for this bad weather to pass. every fire truck in town must be on the way to I-75 right now. something bad is going on.

    and chop seal is indeed becoming a journalist rather than a mere beet writer. and tyler flowers is wished best of luck by this journalist. won’t make the team, though. not under bobby cox. thorman is the wood chopper who will be chopping wood this year.

    and jimmy smith is anxious to here news of young walter! glad to welcome matthew, dad to walter, to braves and stuff blog. much nicer blog and very little name calling by these and idiots.

    and flbravesgirl, chop seal likes those triple chocoalte chip cookeys! just got a text message from chop seal who was mysteriously unavailable by phone yesterday.

    and, grinch, tex is no “you know”, “you know” kind of player. tex will follow the money much like, you know, j.d. drew. if only tyler flowers could step in and be formidable – like james jurries in another camp. πŸ˜†

    and chop seal is a modest seal but may be up for a best of cox. stay tuned. does lew draw best of cox now? $1,000 to the winner and chop seal will share chop seal’s award with the bloggers. tee shirts? bobble heads? probably not bobble heads for best of cox – mrs. cox is pretty old and could be sensitive to head bobble issues.

    now, this is a pretty long post from jimmy smith . . . will finish with song lyrics.

    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. clap-clap
    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. clap-clap
    if you’re happy and you know it, then your face should really show it,
    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. clap-clap

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  38. 38 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 8:23 am

    rumor that baseball hall of fame has asked for a bobby cox — . . . story developing.

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  39. 39 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 8:32 am

    while celebrating jimmy smith’s birthday with jimmy smith over a delicious plate of barbecue, grinch apparently threw a shoe. not, tossed a shoe – threw a shoe much like a horse would throw a shoe. a long, narrow yellow shoe was found last night in this journalist’s den. grinch should stop by again to retrieve this long, narrow, yellow shoe. shoe will be kept inside to avoid blue werm damage.

    and does thorman have clown feet? or are these merely happy feet? and how important is foot work at first base? ask brian jordan.

    and lots of rain today in atlanta. more song lyrics:

    Just singinΒ΄ in the rain,
    What a glorious feeling,
    And IΒ΄m happy again.
    IΒ΄m laughing at clouds
    So dark, up above,
    The sunΒ΄s in my heart
    And IΒ΄m ready for cheese.

    Let the stormy clouds chase.
    Everyone from the place,
    Come on with the rain
    I have a smile on my face.
    IΒ΄ll walk down the lane
    With a happy refrain
    Just singin’, singin’ in the rain.

    Dancing in the rain.

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  40. 40 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 8:33 am

    journalist blogging with journalist. sad, much like stinky. journalist out.

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  41. 41 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Good morning JJS… Jurries’ juicing led to his being jettisoned by the Braves.

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  42. 42 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Bad storms in Atlanta predicted for today, we might get a smattering of it late tonight. Looks like Paladin and Bob got their’s yesterday.

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  43. 43 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Gil; What do you mean, I got mine. I’ve got yours right here, buddy. πŸ™‚

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  44. 44 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Actually, we dodged the bad weather, thank goodness. It went south in Alabama where there are more trailer parks. Anyway, we are now enjoying a cloudy but warm day with the temp. expected to plummet later.

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  45. 45 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Gil, you scared me for a sec!!!! You said Jurries was off the braves for using juice…and my brain filled in Jair Jurrjens name!!!! 😯

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  46. 46 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Just a good soaking rain for us in the ATL area….no doubt they will lie and say we had 2/10s of an inch of rain….even though we have small lakes with tiny fish in them, in our front yard right now…

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  47. 47 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I’m about ready to add a certain word to the Spam filter – which will divert the message to the Spam trap instead of posting it.

    taptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptap

    πŸ™‚

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  48. 48 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Braking stuff news!!! Reports are saying that Brett Favre is retiring!!!

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  49. 49 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Oh… and g’morning all!

    Still catching up on the overnights. πŸ˜€

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  50. 50 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

    More on braking stuff news:

    According to ESPN (the same ESPN who employs stupid announcers), Brett Favre informed the Packers yesterday that he is retiring after a sure-fire first-ballot HOF career.

    Apparently, Favre was in contact with Randy Moss last week and was willing to commit to more than just 1 more season if Moss could come to an agreement with Green Bay, but Green Bay did not pursue Moss, who resigned with the Patriots yesterday. This apparently prompted Favre’s retirement.

    😯

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  51. 51 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

    “Tap” is now banned? CL is running a tight ship. πŸ˜€

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  52. 52 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Good morning, Paladin! Got to run an errand shortly – just wanted to say Howdy! πŸ™‚

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  53. 53 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Raisins; Favre(one of my favorite players)has threatened to retire almost as much as someone has left this, and the other, blog. Wait until camp time nears and his competitive juices get flowing. I hope he comes back. FB needs him.

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  54. 54 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Lots of rain in J-town… My backyard is slowly, bit by bit, relocating to another yard down the street. Not good. My dog has to pee, but won’t go out in the rain, and is afraid of umbrellas. I think I’ll have another bowl of Corn Pops…

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  55. 55 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Morning Ma’am. And I’ll behave while you are away…I promise. πŸ˜€

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  56. 56 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:41 am

    paladin: It appears as though this is more than Favre telling friends he’s done. He has officially notified the Packers so that they can conduct their free agency period and their draft accordingly. Too bad, but he really has nothing left to prove. He is one of the best to ever play the game, and never was even remotely embarrasing off the field. I admire him for leaving before becoming one of those sad over-the-hill guys trying to hang on for another paycheck, ala Namath.

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  57. 57 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I know I can count on you! (I think…..) πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜†

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  58. 58 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Morning folks. Found this interesting article about Cole Hamels and how the Phillies are a bunch of and idiots. Enjoy!

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20080304_Bob_Ford__Bob_Ford__Phillies_blew_it_with_Hamels.html

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  59. 59 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 10:53 am

    GRINCH, you’re up next in the Line UP! Start typing! πŸ™‚

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  60. 60 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    what word will soon be banned? is it, stomach-lining? or perhaps, stinky? or could it be, monty? or maybe, it is nostril. cannot tell from carolina lady’s cryptic post. πŸ˜† now, let’s see . . . what word would carolina lady be most likely to ban? hmmm…. let’s hope it is not boogie-woogie, piano-based blues enjoyed by many like paladin and bob. and where is matthew? password protected? and what would the password be? hmmm….. try it and see if it works.

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  61. 61 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I would just like to note that I posted the Favre news here on B&S about a half-hour before AJC managed to post it. And where was their NFL beet writer? Eating cheese, maybe? And I am not even a aspiring beet writer – too much stress. Collumist is a better job. Less cheese, less stress.

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  62. 62 Chop Seal March 4, 2008 at 11:02 am

    BrAkIng NeWs at ChUCk E CheeZE

    NATICK, Mass. β€” A child’s birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant was cut short after a fight broke out between two mothers. Natick police said the mom of the 9-year-old birthday boy apparently became enraged because the other woman’s son was “hogging” an arcade game.

    Sgt. Paul Thompson said Catherine Aliaga, 38, and Tarsha Williams, 33, both of Boston, would be summoned into court to answer charges of simple assault and battery stemming from the scuffle.

    OnE oF my FaVoRiTe ReStauRantS. ThIS is ScAry!

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  63. 63 Chop Seal March 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    LOts oF BeeT wrItErs eaT at ChuCK E. CheeZE.

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  64. 64 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I tried eating in that restaurant once, with my Grand nephew, and chucked the cheese. My stomach lining hasn’t been well, since.

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  65. 65 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Now, Braves.

    Alot of chatter about Tyler Flowers and his power. My question is, what happened to Kala Ka’aihue? Has he hit the proverbial wall in Pearl and become a bust after showing much promise early?

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  66. 66 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

    well, judging from paladin’s post the banned word is not stomach-lining. must be something really bad.

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  67. 67 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

    jjs; I’m slowly pushing the envelope. πŸ™‚ How about: Some of that chuck went out my nostril(s)?

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  68. 68 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:21 am

    While looking for some news on Ka’aihue, I stumbled upon this page where I found some interesting info on many of the Braves prospects. For what it’s worth…

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  69. 69 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Raisins; I grant that this time seems more cirus, but only time will tell. Also, your example of Namath is flawed. Namath was in his 40s and could barely walk. Favre is 38 and still very mobile. If he wants to play, he still can.

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  70. 70 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

    paladin: If you will go back and read my post a bit more slowly and carefully, you will see that is exactly my unflawed point. Favre is leaving when he can still play at a high level. Namath should have just left and gotten high…

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  71. 71 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:25 am

    … and very mobile might be exaggerating just a little…

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  72. 72 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I guess “very” mobile depends on which side of the fence you are observing him from. And I apologize for ruffling your feathers(I didn’t realize that you were so fragile)with the use of the word “flawed”. Perhaps “slewed” would be more to your liking?

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  73. 73 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Now, final Favre stuff note:

    As much as I admire Brett Favre, as much as I think he is one of the NFL’s all-time greats, and as much a I believe he deserves all of the accolades that will now be rushing forth like an Indian Ocean tsunami, I have a feeling that I am gonna be sick of hearing about Brett Favre after a couple of days. The media has a way of taking a news story and hitting from more angles than a Paris Hilton video.

    Luv ya, Brett, but I am now done…

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  74. 74 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:33 am

    How ’bout “slawed”? Except that I don’t care for cabbage, cooked or non-cooked…

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  75. 75 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 11:33 am

    A beautiful day in the neighborhood. πŸ™‚

    Yes Chris, good article. Ford is right in his assessment of human nature. I have worked with people who carried a grudge for a lot less. It is really about respect. The accolades are nice but we all know it is all about the Benjamins when it comes down to how a company really feels about you.

    Sorry Berigan, I have the same problem sometimes when it comes to names.

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  76. 76 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:35 am

    And, paladin, you should know by now that I don’t have any feathers to ruffle. I do enjoy being the puddin’-stick every now and then, though… πŸ˜€

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  77. 77 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:36 am

    BTW Raisins, your site you referenced above was quite interesting. Thanks. ‘Course I have always said that you were at your best when you let others do the talking for you. πŸ˜€

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  78. 78 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 11:39 am

    The media has a way of taking a news story and hitting from more angles than a Paris Hilton video.

    Let’s just hope that they don’t show “all the angles” that they showed us with Favre!

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  79. 79 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I’m going to take a break for a while. At this rate jjs or Raisins, or both, will have me on the carpet in CL’s office when she gets back from her errands. C’yah.

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  80. 80 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Snowing in South Arkansas in March? Un-believable. And before I could get the post typed out it has stopped.

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  81. 81 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Waiting for Matthew to join us. Fellow Arkansan. We’ll be calling the Hogs when he gets here.

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  82. 82 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I’m going to take a break for a while. At this rate jjs or Raisins, or both, will have me on the carpet in CL’s office when she gets back from her errands.

    OK, I didn’t need that visual… 😯

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  83. 83 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

    If anyone is interested, the Dodgers and Nats will be playing today at 1 pm. You can watch the game at http://www.channelsurfing.net/. You’ll have to use Internet Explorer for this game.

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  84. 84 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I don’t know; Deanna’s angles might be nice. But really, though; I’ve been sick of Brett Favre for three or four years now. Every single off-season he hijacks the media by holding his teammates and fans hostage with his “I’m not sure if I’m gonna retire yet” spiel. Yes, he was one of the greatest. Yes, his arm is still great and he could still play at a high level IF…IF he could avoid doing what the rawest rookies do that so frustrates everyone until they learn the game. Stop heaving desperation passes up for grabs in non-desperate situations and quit trying to show everyone how strong you are by squeezing tight passes into triple coverage. If your primary receiver’s triple covered, what does that tell you about your other receivers, Brett? The guy never learned how to play the position of Quarterback, and last year was a microcosm of his whole career (save one year). He played great until it counted, then heave hoed ill-advised passes during crucial times single-handedly knocking his team out of the playoffs. The Pack was every bit as good as the Giants, perhaps a tick better. The loss was squarely on Favre and anyone who thinks different can come over here and watch it on my DVR. The man’s the NFL’s version of Andruw Jones. He’s made a HOF career out of a strong arm and never bothered to learn the basic mental skills to run his position.

    Loved watching him; won’t miss him.

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  85. 85 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 11:57 am

    So how do you really feel about Favre? You’ve really got to stop beating around the bush so much Grinch. Come on, tell us how you really feel! πŸ˜†

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  86. 86 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I’m kind of on the fence. πŸ™‚

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  87. 87 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Methinks (I can say that, right?) we won’t be finding any hairy lip prints on Brett’s booty…

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  88. 88 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Confucius says: “Fence sitter has ball in both courts.” taptaptap. I’m out of here!

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  89. 89 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Now, wierd stuff.

    Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger escaped an assassination plot hatched in 1969 by the Hells Angels, a new British Broadcasting Corp. documentary has claimed.

    A program to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Monday says the rock star was the target of the plot following a purported dispute with the motorcycle gang over concert security.

    Jagger had vowed not to use Hells Angel members as bouncers following the death in December 1969 of an 18-year-old fan at a notorious free performance at Altamont Speedway in Northern California.

    In return, gang members hatched a plan to kill Jagger at his holiday home in Long Island, New York, the BBC claimed.

    “The Hells Angels were so angered by Jagger’s treatment of them that they decided to kill him,” Tom Mangold, the presenter of the program, was quoted as telling Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

    He said the plan was disclosed during an interview with Mark Young, a former FBI officer, for the BBC’s “The FBI at 100” documentary.

    Mangold said the men tried to reach Jagger by sea. “The boat was hit by a storm and all of the men were thrown overboard,” he was quoted as saying. They all survived but made no other attempt on his life, Mangold said.

    So, does this mean God is a Stones fan?

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  90. 90 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    That’s what it sounds like to me!

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  91. 91 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Raisins; Did the confucius saying bring “Stones” to mind? πŸ˜€

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  92. 92 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Now, sad stuff.

    One of my favorite guitarists, Jeff Healey, died Sunday. I just read about it. He died at age 41 from a very rare form of cancer known as retinoblastoma. This is the same cancer that cost him his eyes (yes, those that you saw were artificial replacements) at age 1 and which he suffered from his entire life. In the last year alone, he had cancerous tissue removed from both lungs and from both legs. He was a talented guy. I remember the first time I heard him. I heard him playing See The Light on a New Years Eve live concert broadcast on 96rock in 1989. It absolutely blew me away and I bought the album 2 days later. (Turtles wasn’t open on New Years Day.) In fact, I’ve got some of his music on my iPod right now. I think I’ll give it a listen…

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  93. 93 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Ironically, Healey’s new CD, Mess of Blues, which is his first new offering in 8 years, is scheduled to be released next month.

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  94. 94 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, no; it’s not Confucius time, is it?

    Confucius say…”He who fall into lens-grinding machine make spectacle of self.”

    “He who run in front of moving vehicle get tired.”

    “He who run behind moving vehicle get exhausted.”

    “He who lose key to girlfriend’s apartment get no new-key.”

    “Wife who puts man in dog house may find him in cat house.”

    And for Lew: Confucius say…”Man who stand up on toilet high on pot.”

    πŸ™‚

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  95. 95 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Hate to hear that about Healey; I remember him well. I just assumed he’d retired with his money (he was pretty big in the 80’s) into some obscure place. Well, we must all come to it sooner or later.

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  96. 96 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    πŸ˜†

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  97. 97 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Wow… I sent the laughing dud in response to “Confucious”, but it landed after a Healey response. Talk about bad timing! 😐

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  98. 98 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Uh, that would be laughing dude.

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  99. 99 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    It was posted the same minute, raisins…I think we understood. You’re safe. Now, time for a snooze. I must rest my brain for a new lead-in. Does it still have to be about baseball?

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  100. 100 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Hi, finally. My computer is being annoying today.

    Sorry to hear that, VOR. I recall being very impressed by his talent.

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  101. 101 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Rollins groundout to 2nd
    Victorino single up the middle, score
    Utley 3-1 Walk,
    Howard RBI single up the middle, Utley to 2nd, Victorino Scores
    Jenkins 1-2 strikeout
    Werth 3-2 infield out to third

    Phils 1-0

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  102. 102 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Hey, Grinch, did you get my email with the link in it?

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  103. 103 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Bob steps up again.

    Bravo, Sir Bob! πŸ˜€

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  104. 104 Voice of Raisins March 4, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    So , Lillibridge playing 3B today and batting lead-off… interesting…

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  105. 105 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Lillibridge (1-12) single to left
    Kotsay strikeout, Lillibridge to 2nd, on throwing error to first
    Frenchy out pitcher to 1st, Lillibridge to 3rd
    Tex, RBI single to right
    McCann 2-2 3rd to 1st

    1-1

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  106. 106 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Bob, are you watching or listening to the game? Following on Game Day?

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  107. 107 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    You were right all along, FBG; she desperately needs me. Chipper could use a few tips from her on how not to pull a hammy.

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  108. 108 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Helms… short to first, late … infield hit
    Ruiz 3-1 … 6-4-3 DP
    Kendrick 0-2 … flair single to right
    Rollins 4-6 force

    1-1

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  109. 109 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Radio MLB.com

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  110. 110 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I’m afraid to ask what you mean by that.

    Thanks for the play-by-play, Bob!

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  111. 111 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Jones 0-1 infield hit to third
    Prado infield hit off shoulder of Kendrick, Jones to 3rd
    Guzman 1-0 infield fly rule out
    Hudson 1-2 showing bunt on 1st 2 pitches, bunt foul strikeout (wasted AB)
    Lillibridge 1-2 RBI single up middle, Prado to 2nd
    Kotsay 1-0 RBI single. Lillibridge to 3nd, Kotsey
    Frenchy 2 RBI double
    Tex 2-0

    5-1 Braves

    Lunch

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  112. 112 Bob, journalist March 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Jones 0-1 infield hit to third
    Prado infield hit off shoulder of Kendrick, Jones to 3rd
    Guzman 1-0 infield fly rule out
    Hudson 1-2 showing bunt on 1st 2 pitches, bunt foul strikeout (wasted AB)
    Lillibridge 1-2 RBI single up middle, Prado to 2nd
    Kotsay 1-0 RBI single. Lillibridge to 3nd, Kotsey
    Frenchy 2 RBI double
    Tex 2-1, RBI single
    McCann 2-1 pop fly to left

    6-1 Braves

    Lunch

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  113. 113 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Three up, three down for Huddy in the top of the third from Lake Buena Vista.

    6-1 Bravos, middle of the third.

    –30–

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  114. 114 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    By the way, great to see Lillibridge and Tex producing. Both were hitless this spring coming into the game. Both are 2-for-2 so far this afternoon.

    Narrow line of severe storms about to smack the southern rim of the capital city. May see snow flurries tonight.

    Sigh … glad I’m moved in.

    –30–

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  115. 115 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for pinch-hitting, Scribe. How’s the new place?

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  116. 116 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    While Bob is at lunch and I have a couple of minutes before the rain starts falling again:

    Brandon Jones walk
    Prado double into the gap, Jones to third
    Guzman tapper to short, Guzman out at first, Jones scores. Prado holds at second. 1 out. BRAVES 7, PHILS 1
    Hudson grounder to pitcher, Prado hung up, tagged out at third. Hudson reaches first. 2 outs.
    Lillibridge up. Pitching change. Kyle Kendrick out (nine hits allowed, seven runs to this point, all earned, one walk, two Ks). He’s their third starter, by the way.

    Gotta run. It’s really dark now and ye ol wind is blowing like crazy. Somebody update on what Lillibridge does.

    –30–

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  117. 117 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    FBG: Awesome. Really nice. We’re very blessed, indeed. Still working on getting my Braves/sports garage all set up. Will send pics when it’s done.

    Speaking of which, I’m done. Inside for shelter … the outdoor office officially is closed. Later!

    –30–

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  118. 118 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    flbravesgirl has sent grinch the missing link! some other blogger must take it from hear . . . πŸ˜†

    now, who is this jones? jones? advancing on the bases . . .

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  119. 119 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Lillibridge pops out on first pitch.

    7-1 Braves after three.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  120. 120 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Four hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts in three innings for Huddy. Good outing all in all.

    Buddy C. toeing the slab at Disney, and the Scribe’s gotta go.

    Back to you, Bob πŸ™‚

    –30–

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  121. 121 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Congratulations, scribe!! That’s just super!! May your family and your new home be blessed! πŸ™‚

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  122. 122 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    frying fish in the rain? big storm in marietta now.

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  123. 123 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    It’s raining here too. Good afternoon for a nap.

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  124. 124 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Yep, Jimmy, looks like it’s coming here really soon. But the sun is out, which isn’t good … gets that atmosphere all unstable, which ain’t good when storms are rolling your way.

    CL, thanks very much. Greatly appreciate your well wishes!

    Buddy C, three up, three down in the fourth. The boys are rolling through three and a half, 7-1 Bravos.

    –30–

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  125. 125 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Weird weather here on the southside … dark clouds, then bright sunshine, and strong wind. Maybe the storms are darting north and/or south of us.

    ANOTHER 1-2-3 inning for Buddy C. I think we all know he’s got a long, long way to go to make this team, but he’s doing everything he can through the first week.

    7-1 Bravos, halfway home.

    –30–

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  126. 126 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Braves go down 1-2-3 in the home half of the fifth.

    7-1 Atlanta, after five.

    –30–

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  127. 127 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    All The Goodies I shipped from Florida arrived at the Melting Glacier today. I weill send Bob’s Boby Dews signed baseball, and CL’s Smoltz award and Kelly’s signed Javy print sometime in the next week or so. As soon as I can truck across the tundra to do so.

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  128. 128 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Will Ohman, the left-handed specialist, now pitching for the Bravos to start the top of the sixth. Facing the heart of the Phillies order:

    Victorino doubles over Brandon Jones’ head in left.
    Utley grounds out to short. Victorino to third. 1 out.
    Howard strikes out on four pitches. 2 outs.
    Jenkins grounds out to third. 3 outs.

    Great inning by Ohman against the lefties in the heart of the Phillies order. Good stuff.

    By the way, Buddy C. struck out three in his two innings. Very impressive work for the journeyman righty who helped keep the Braves in the race last summer.

    –30–

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  129. 129 ssiscribe March 4, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Bottom of the sixth, as the winds blow and the sun ducks in and out here at the house:

    Guzman pops out to second baseman in short right field.
    Schafer pinch hitting for Ohman. He strikes out on five pitches.
    Lillibridge doubles down the line in left. Three-hit day for Lillibridge.
    Josh Anderson hitting for the first time. Liner off the umpire. Dead ball since it him the ump in the air. Lillibridge has to stay at second. Anderson at first. That ball must’ve been smoked. He’s now 5-for-11 in spring action.
    (Anderson … that’s our boy, Lew!)
    Borchard up for the first time. Slices one foul down the line that would’ve been a homer if fair (Pete says foul by 15-to-20 feet). Borchard pops out to the catcher in front of the Phils’ dugout.

    7-1 Braves after six. And I gotta jet again. Later.

    –30–

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  130. 130 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Well. told you folks that Lillibridge can hit. πŸ™‚

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  131. 131 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Also I am encouraged by Buddy Carlyle, The guy knows how to pitch, after all, he spent a lifetime in the minors honing his craft. He may not throw 96mph but he knows how to get people out.

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  132. 132 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    VOR, just read your post on Jeff Healey dying. Damn, how sad! 😦 He was a huge early jazz fan, 20’s and 30’s stuff, and he had an incredible ear for picking out who was soloing on records that there was no information on(Discographies didn’t exist back then!) He also had a small jazz Label in Canada that released a few early jazz cds…they were chronological…but he must have run out of money to finish them up. He put out volumes, 5, 6, and 7 on an unknown (To most people today) singer named Annette Hanshaw….

    He left behind a 13 year old, and a 3 year old….

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  133. 133 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Scribe-I keep telling everyone that Josh is going to surprise many people. Not too many adherents to that point of view, quite yet, but they will be made aware. The Braves are surely believers. Brandon Jones will either be traded or go back to Richmond.

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  134. 134 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    And VOR, ESPN has been all Favre all the time, in the middle of the day! One of the more showboating guys on 1st and 10, or whatever the show’s name is(Not Tony Rome, but almost as bad) says it’s all a ploy…doesn’t believe mental fatigue is the issue, or that he is really retiring…If they had signed Moss, would he be saying have a nice time in Green Bay Randy, I am tired mentally, and am retiring??? Even showboaters can make a good point, now and then…

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  135. 135 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I just returned to find the Braves up, Grinch down and a guitarist(who I don’t know but who gets my sincerest sympathies, his family actually)no longer with us. That with s. scribe and b. journalist’s active participation; Bret Favre’s retirement, and Raisin’s chatter( πŸ™‚ )makes for a busy and interesting day here on B & S blog. AND no one has said the secret word, yet. When they do: The duck will fly down and slap their jaws and then they have to answer to CL. I’ll take the duck!

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  136. 136 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Now to lower the level, as I frequently do: Have y’all wondered why when a woman wears a leather dress, a man’s heart beats quicker, and his throat gets dry; he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally? Because, she smells like a new truck.

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  137. 137 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Just me and stinky. See what you mean, jjs.

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  138. 138 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    lew… Only thing about Brandon Jones is he is the only African-Ameican with a shot to make the team this year. hey, I will be happy to have him in Richmond for one more year but Terrence Moore is going to have a hissy fit.

    Personally, I want the best players available but some folks have another agenda.

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  139. 139 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Dave? Dave! Please don’t disconnect me. Dave, please! Mary had a little lamb…

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  140. 140 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Gil-Last I checked no one pays any attention to Terence Moore-for good reason. I can’t see the Braves keeping Brandon with the big club just because TM has another overreaction.

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  141. 141 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Hi, Paladin! I’m still your buddy; have no fear. You’re not alone.

    I have about as much use for Terrence Moore as I do hen %$#@ on a pump handle; he’s a self-absorbed, racist, pot-stirring, cowardly hack who could benefit from a couple of years shining shoes at the airport to teach him some character and humility.

    If Brandon Jones makes the club over Schaeffer or Anderson (or Lillibrige, for that matter) then we’ll know something’s up. That guy makes Willie Harris look like an all-star.

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  142. 142 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Grinch, my friend, how goes? While you are hear I won’t to check something with you like a good beet righter does. Is it true that you said “you are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on”? Let me know as soon as possible ’cause press time approaches.

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  143. 143 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    will brandon jones be asked to catch the ball if brandon jones makes the team? if not, no problem. if brandon jones must catch, too, then brandon may not be the best choice for left field.

    and, how many baseball players named “cookie” can bloggers name? prize to the winner from carolina lady birdhouse company, llc.

    and no one has said the magic word. wish journalist knew what word carolina lady has selected as the banned word. hope it is not queasy.

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  144. 144 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    nope, not queasy.

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  145. 145 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Floors are for sissies. You gotta stumble out into the bushes and get some cool, moist earth in your hair. Guys who pass out on the floor are the same guys who are drinking outside and purposefully go inside to pee. I don’t think so.

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  146. 146 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    well, not pee, either.

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  147. 147 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    cadahia?

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  148. 148 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    nope, not cadahia. hmmm . . .

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  149. 149 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    πŸ˜†

    Under tornado warning…..may have to follow jimmy smith’s example and get under the desk! Gonna be crowded under there with Kelly, Mother, Littlejohn and me…..

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  150. 150 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    be glad chino cadahia doesn’t have to get under there, too.

    bee glad chino cadahia doesn’t have to get under their to.

    where is matthew? need news of walter.

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  151. 151 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    bobblehead?

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  152. 152 Carolina Lady March 4, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    LINEUP: BobJ and william wallace are up after Grinch!

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  153. 153 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    baby seal – adolescent seal – chop seal, beet writer. how fast they grow up! chop seal is growing a little goatee in honor of grinch. it is not quite a van dyke. can say that? how about the delightful little titmouse songbird? can say that? both are banned at the ajc but pass easily hear. what can the banned word bee? and is jimmy smith the culprit hear? or is it paladin? one or the other. well, if the word is pie or toes jimmy smith will know what is going on.

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  154. 154 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    I watched Brandon make some pretty spectacular plays in Richmond last year. I don’t think one game clinches it one way or the other for anybody. Actually, the more significant fact is he has options left to be sent down and I don’t think it would hurt him to spend a full year in AAA. I will take the word of our esteemed scouts as to Anderson’s and Schafer’s abilities. I just know that a lot can happen between now and March 30th.

    And you two don’t find it strange the correlation between Jessie’s and Al’s visit to the homeboy and the call up of Willie Harris who was not the best outfielder on the Richmond club at the time? I liked Willie and thought he over achieved a bit but it was just plain obvious to me.

    When you have a metro area as large as Atlanta which has a large African American population, you would be a fool not to tap into that possible fan base. I look at Washington and I see the marketing strategies already. It is just plain economics. Sorry but only and idiot would say there is no racial bias. As much as we would all like to say there isn’t, there just is. I don’t think it is right, it is what it is….

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  155. 155 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Well, fortunately for jimmy smith, it is not toes…. πŸ™‚

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  156. 156 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    And now, it may be time for me to take shelter. Looks like the storms are going to sweep through the state. I am glad I do not live near the trailer park.

    Does anyone else remember the cartoon, The Wizard of Id? Great satire, not as great as Pogo or Lil Abner but pretty funny…

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  157. 157 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Still get it in my local paper, Gil. (Yes, I read the ‘toons everyday.)

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  158. 158 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I remember wizard of id. Good stuff. I’ll take your word on Jones, Gil; but he didn’t look so great at the UGA game either. Maybe he’s out of shape or hurt, but the distinct impression I got was average at best speed, range, and throwing arm. Plus a bad decision or two. Maybe he just looked like that ’cause he was playing next to Schaefer and Anderson; who knows? But the out of shape thing is most likely since he didn’t practice once in the two weeks Lew was down there. He must have been in a heated game of Old Maid. πŸ™‚

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  159. 159 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    I’ll see y’all in a couple of hours. Behave.

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  160. 160 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Bye, FBG.

    Lovely. Falcons only decent DT re-injures his surgically repaired knee falling down the stairs. Now we almost HAVE to pass on Matt Ryan or Jake Long and draft a DT instead. This is not good.

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  161. 161 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Grinch; Follow up: Did you say, “Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.” Quickly! The presses are already rolling.

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  162. 162 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    can keep warrick dunn and play warrick dunn at d.t.

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  163. 163 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    “DT tackle Lewis injures knee in freak accident”, which is turning the wrong way exiting stairs. Reminds me of one of my favorite fitness report entries. “This officer incessantly tries to enter doors plainly marked “out”.

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  164. 164 paladin2008 March 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I’m going to bed. I’ll see some of you tomorrow, some in my dreams, and some infrequently…I hope!

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  165. 165 journalist jimmy smith March 4, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    journalist bob should resume play-by-play in a few minutes and paladin is going to miss it. let’s see, what were bloggers thinking when bob abandoned us to go tubbing? can tubbing be the word? nope, not tubbing. wonder what word is banned? must call bobby cox.

    and a celebrity blogger has been approached by chop seal and chop seal reports that celebrity blogger may post hear soon. much bigger than mr clean. this is a baseball blogger. more later.

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  166. 166 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Paladin… One of my favorite was “some village is in search of an idiot… πŸ™‚

    Grinch, I am not going to question your observations because I am sure you know what you are talking about. I would suspect he will come down to the farm if he is not close. Who knows what corporate is thinking, I am just saying, don’t be surprised if Brandon sticks with the big club. Sometimes it is not about talent.

    I am ecstatic over the prospects of Richmond’s pitching staff this year….

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  167. 167 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I think Brandon will either be sent down or traded and Josh Anderson will be the fourth outfielder. However, I checked Brandon’s fielding stats in the minors and he was near flawless. He only made two errors his entire time in the minors. All that was proved was that everyone occasionally makes a mistake.

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  168. 168 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Grinch-It wasn’t that he didn’t practice-he did. It was just not on the main field-which is unusual for someone who is expected to make the team and to be a part time starter. Anderson got all those reps on the main field. That tells me something and it isn’t good for Jones.

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  169. 169 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I’m with you regarding Jones, Lew, with the exception of the possibility of him being traded. Unless BC and FW know something about him that no one has caught on to yet, there’d be no need to trade him. It does strike me as odd that he did most of his work on those back fields.

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  170. 170 Chop Seal March 4, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    BRakinG NeWs: TragIc bRaKinG NEwS!!! FeLiX Pie! FeLiX Pie!!

    “The Cubs have had a variety of injuries this spring. So far, infielder Mark DeRosa was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat, pitcher Jose Ascanio had a bruised face after getting punched in a robbery attempt, and outfielder Felix Pie missed a couple of days early because of a twisted testicle. :mrgreen: Third baseman Aramis Ramirez remains sidelined with a sore right shoulder.”

    No eXpLanAtion So fAr. WOrSt baSeball InJuRY eVER!

    I aM gEttinG QueaSy . . .

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  171. 171 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Chris-When I went down to Orlando, you could not have convinced me he would not be platooning with Matt Diaz. But he got ZERO time on the main field-No BP, No Outfield and noting at all until the last couple days and then only for the running drills-which everyone took part in.

    Anderson worked his butt off and really impressed everyone there. The guy can flat out go get em in the field. I saw him make several catches during BP that were nothing short of incredible, including one where he was playing almost to the wall in center and ran full out for 100 feet to catch one off his shoe tops.

    During the UGA game, there was a runner on first and a ground ball hit to Thorman at first (Anderson was playing deep in right). Thorman threw wide to second, allowing both runners to reach. The ball never left the infield. Grinch and I just looked over and said “Damn, where did he come from?” almost in unison. Anderson was standing behind Thorman on first base, covering the bag.

    Also during that game, he hit a bouncer to the pitcher and beat it out for a clean single. No one else on the team could have beat out that play. I still don’t know how Anderson did, but he got a single out of it. Funny thing is-Jordan Schafer is even faster.

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  172. 172 Chop Seal March 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    LEt’S hoPe thIS neVer haPpens tO ChiPPer. WOndeR hoW thIS haPPenED? I aM geTTing qUEasy aGain. CaNNot thinK of a Way foR thiS to haPPen on a bAsebAll fiEld. MaY slOw FeLix PiE dowN a biT.

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  173. 173 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Lew, I saw Anderson play once about four years ago at Myrtle Beach. He was playing for Salem and a friend of mine and I went up to get some autographs. We both particularly wanted him and Jason Hirsh as they were both in a set we were working on at the time. We got into the park just as the players were coming out of the clubhouse onto the field for their pre-game warm ups (stretching, running, pepper, etc.) Anderson had this look on his face like he was a man possessed. Very intense. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE else on the team made their way over to the dugout after they warmed up except for him. He kept going. Finally, with just a few minutes to spare he came over to sign for us. With the expression that he’d had on his face, we were a little anxious about how he would be. Didn’t come off as a super nice guy, say like Frenchy. But we were both surprised by him. He couldn’t have been any nicer. You’re right, he is very fast. I hope he fills that 4th OF spot this year. I always like to root for the nice guys.

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  174. 174 Chop Seal March 4, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    ChRisKloB, remEmbeR to rooT foR FElix Pie, to – a nICe guY wiTh a TWiSted TeSticLE. MuSt hURt somE.

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  175. 175 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    That does sound painful and quite frankly, not something to be trifled with.

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  176. 176 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Speaking of the Cubs, can one say Fukudome here? How about Fukumori? Are either of these words allowed?

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  177. 177 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Relax, y’all; it could just mean his testicle is real into horror movies or something.

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  178. 178 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    My sympathy to Felix Pie. I imagine that injury makes you boys cringe a bit. Like when Eddie Perez ruptured his, poor guy.

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  179. 179 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Now, Grinch, you know you winced when you read that.

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  180. 180 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Every man would wince hearing that kind of report. Even if it happened to someone you don’t like.

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  181. 181 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Hmmmm-There are a few Mets’ fans…….But do they actually have the requisite equipment for that type of injury?

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  182. 182 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Not me, FBG; I had mine surgically removed the first time I had to baby-sit. I just stuff a pair of socks down there now. πŸ™‚

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  183. 183 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Confucius say: “Baseball is wrong…man with four balls cannot walk.”

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  184. 184 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Painful topic here… testicles are not to be trifled with… (can say that? ) πŸ™‚

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  185. 185 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    πŸ˜† You two are terrible.

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  186. 186 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Grinch, you do have a point. For a young person that has no desire for children (at least not in the immediate future), a baby sitting gig will quickly quell the desire for companionship with the opposite sex.

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  187. 187 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    And is anyone else alarmed at the thought of Grinch babysitting?

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  188. 188 mrgil March 4, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Definitely could cause a fellow to alter his delivery…

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  189. 189 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t know about the desire-quelling part, but it can certainly increase the awareness of taking precautions. Like not revealing your real name. πŸ™‚

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  190. 190 morpheus45 March 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Gotta run do a few things, then write this danged lead-in. I’ll be back shortly.

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  191. 191 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    ^&*%^&$^&*()^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m fed up with Arkansas’ basketball team. Getting our #@%$ handed to us on ESPN by Ole Mrs for Pete’s sake. I’m living in a world of mediocrity. Fran Fraschilla said it best: The reason we have 7 seniors is because none of them have been good enough to make it to the NBA. No heart…..No %&*%&$ heart.

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  192. 192 flbravesgirl March 4, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    😯 Sorry to hear that, Hillbilly. Uh, Chris, better open the saloon for him… quick.

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  193. 193 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Abso-freaking-lutely disgusting…Klobber I hope you have plastic bottles because I’m throwing $%$^ all over the place.

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  194. 194 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Should I make it a double?

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  195. 195 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Ahh….Hillary won Ohio, is ahead in Texas….Dem race not over! :mrgreen:

    Or should I use this one??? 😈

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  196. 196 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 4, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    So, would you rather have a twisted testy, or to have to watch all of this 1986 Dodger video???

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  197. 197 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Oh. The Humanity.

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  198. 198 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    B-III, I made it through about 50 seconds of that before my eyes quit functioning correctly and I had to shut it off. 1986…fresh off the heels of the Bears Superbowl shuffle.

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  199. 199 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    How goes it, Lew? Getting settled back into a routine, yet? Snow and More Snow?

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  200. 200 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Snow and Trolls. Life is full of them.

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  201. 201 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    It’s waaaaay past my bedtime, but I’m so full of ?!$$ and vinegar after that display of gutlessness, I could never go to sleep, now. Some Floyd on YouTube might do the trick.

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  202. 202 chrisklob March 4, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Berigan, that was incredibly awful. Hillbilly, the Super Bowl Shuffle is what I thought of too!

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  203. 203 lew614 March 4, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Hillbilly-Go become comfortably numb.

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  204. 204 Hillbilly March 4, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Goodbye all you people.
    There’s nothing you can say
    to make me change my mind….
    Goodbye…..

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  205. 205 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 12:22 am

    So I should avoid the video?

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  206. 206 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Like the plague!

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  207. 207 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Alright, I know why I am still up at 12:30 am… What is all of y’all’s excuse?

    Just finished scanning the other blog that shall remain nameless…. Lew, I don’t know why you put up with the grief….

    Hillbilly… Watch out for VCU in this year’s tourny… 4 freshman that can play killer D. Va Commonwealth picked up a gem in Anthony Grant as a coach. I don’t expect him to be here another year. He is just too good.

    Told you fellows that you were going to like Lillibridge. Looks like the Braves picked the Buc’s pocket when they got him as a throw in for Roachie…

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  208. 208 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Okay guys, I am going to try and get some sleep… Yeah.. Right… 😦

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  209. 209 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 12:46 am

    That bad, huh?

    Watched the pilot of a very intriguing show on Fox, “New Amsterdam”. I liked it… so therefore it will soon disappear. The lead character has spent about 400 years in NYC, don’t know how he’s not completely insane.

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  210. 210 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Guess y’all followed Gil’s lead & headed for bed. Time to curl up with a book. ‘Night, y’all.

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  211. 211 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Back momentarily.

    CL, Grinch just texted, asking me to inform you that his internet is down & he will be away from home early in the am. So it may be afternoon before you receive his lead. ( And I am apparently now his personal assistant. We’ll have to discuss salary. πŸ˜‰ )

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  212. 212 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:08 am

    “Twisted Testicle” could be the name for one of these new-age “rock” groups. Hey, there are worse.

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  213. 213 Hillbilly March 5, 2008 at 8:18 am

    MrGil, I don’t think we’ll have to watch out for anybody in the NCAA Tourney. After this roller coaster ride, the Hogs should be NIT bound. 😑 The selection committee should have learned a lesson last season when they took so much heat from putting us in as the last at-large team only to watch us stink it up in the first round.

    But you’re right. Anthony Grant will fill the next vacant SEC coaching position. I remember watching their pressure defense last March and longing for the days of Nolan Richardson in Fayetteville.

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  214. 214 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 8:21 am

    toe injury is preferred to twisted testicle. and jimmy smith no longer wants to trade for felix pie. damaged goods. can never be the same. probably will walk funny. oh, the humanity!

    and, trolls? there are no trolls. only braves fans – and a braves/nationals fan. and discussion of felix pie’s injury is appropriate even though felix pie is a cub because of the nature of the injury. oh, the humanity!

    wonder how that happened?

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  215. 215 Salty March 5, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Uh…Hi, all!

    Berigan…that video was a stomach churner…50 seconds is about the limit for anyone with a soul! Yikes!

    Jimmy…very nice job dancing around the one word that will hit the spam filter. You ‘nose’ well enough what it is! πŸ˜†

    Ok, back under my rock!

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  216. 216 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Yes, it’s tough being a tweener…. Especially in the same division. However, I shall not be boorish about it. πŸ™‚

    I actually slept for 7 hours straight last night. I must have been really tired for that to happen. I can remember sleeping 14 hours straight one day a week and the rest of the time going on power naps.

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  217. 217 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 8:39 am

    chop seal tells jimmy smith that chop seal is making friends with peter moylan. chop seal spotted peter moylan’s new fish tattoo and chop seal decided peter moylan must like seafood. chop seal offered to share some cheese dipped popcorn shrimp with peter moylan. now, chop seal and peter moylan are friends. peter moylan calls chop seal “bloke” and now chop seal is thinking of getting a tattoo. peter moylan and chop seal are going to hang out together later. some players won’t hang out with beet writers.

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  218. 218 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Good mourning, uh… moaning, um… mornin’. Would’ve been here a bit earlier but, well, something came up.

    Before chiming in I usually like to start from the top to catch up and see what kind of subject matter is being discussed so as to not repeat or be too far behind in the banter and all. As you know, it can seem pretty cryptic if you start from the bottom.

    Winced through the testicle discussion alright I suppose. Not a pleasant subject, so I’ll avoid twisting that topic into the ground any further. It’s already been about as twisted into the ground as a Marcus Giles home run swing… or was that a Rafael Furcal swing?

    Anyhoo, speaking of dodging and Dodgers, my reading was going along just swimmingly until a certain Berigan disco video showed up….and… I… watched… part… of… urp… it! Oh, the horrors!

    Still queasy. Like I said… something, uh… came up.

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  219. 219 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Honestly JJS, can you blame players for that? You are ,after all, you are often judged by the company you keep.

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  220. 220 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 9:11 am

    leisure suits. some blame it on leisure suits worn by beet writers. and razor-thin gold chains around the neck. cheap cologne. and cheese. lots of cheese. gas. bad teeth. poor hygiene. bad manners. not much a beet writer has going for a beet writer. still, chop seal is a beet writer like no other. but doesn’t want to be a beet writer for long. seals have standards.

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  221. 221 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:13 am

    It’s already been about as twisted into the ground as a Marcus Giles home run swing… or was that a Rafael Furcal swing?

    Kind of made me think of AJ’s swing from last year. You remember the one where he’d wind up on one knee. 😑

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  222. 222 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Grinch just texted, asking me to inform you that his internet is down & he will be away from home early in the am. So it may be afternoon before you receive his lead.

    Uh, huh. Yea, right. Tell Grinch that he’s gotta come up with a better excuse than that one. “The internet is down” is the 21st century version of “my dog at my homework”. πŸ™‚

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  223. 223 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

    We have learned that seals have standards, but considering the focus of our discussion lately, do seals have…OK, I won’t go there.

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  224. 224 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Paladin, only about half of them do.

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  225. 225 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

    yes, as evidenced by chop seal’s queasiness (first use on blog) discussing the twisted testicle. running play? maybe a slide? in the batting cage? oh, the humanity! wait ’til chipper learns about this one . . .

    “uh, skip, i think i just twisted a testicle in my arm.”

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  226. 226 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Men’s locker room? Sorry, I must be in the wrong blog!

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  227. 227 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 9:40 am

    G’morning, all.

    I have been catching up on the overnights… ow!

    I don’t exactly know how one acquires a twisted testy, and I don’t want to know. I hurt thinking about it. 😯

    Now, stuff. Wierd storms yesterday. Alot of rain, alot of wind, alot of sun. After leaving the gym (working on BSMOL), I made a quick stop at Target to run an errand for my daughter. They stopped me at the door telling me that we were under a tornado warning and that I couldn’t enter. First, I looked up and there was literally not a cloud in the sky. Second, wouldn’t I have been safer inside the store than out in a parking lot? Nobody wants to be standing outside when a twister comes along (especially Felix Pie).

    B III: I read yesterday about Jeff Healey’s love of jazz. Aside from being a phenomenal guitarist, he also played the trumpet and trombone. Another example of a tortured artist (of the non-Lew type) whose life is ended too early. The music world lost a jewel.

    Grinch & FBG. Nothing wrong with having kids IF you’re ready for them. As long as you embrace parenthood, it is the greatest earthly blessing you can have.

    -30-: Congrats on the new place. Along with CL, I pray for blessings upon your new home.

    Now, more stuff. I heard this morning that the guy who invented the Dungeons and Dragons game has died. Pocket protectors are being lowered across the nation.

    Now, Favre. Props to paladin. He was initially sceptical about Favre’s retirement. He is not alone. More to come later on that one, to be sure…

    Now, Braves. (How about these transitions, huh?) What do you do with Buddy Carlyle? All he does is step up and get batters out. IMHO, the Braves current logjam of talented young outfielders will be used to fill some minor league needs. Look for a trade or two before March 30.

    Now, conversation. Here is an interesting question for the B&S faithful. At what position(s) is the current projected roster the weakest?

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  228. 228 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 9:42 am

    NEWS FLASH: “Xerox and Wurlitzer have merged to produce reproductive organs.”

    OK CL, I’ll quit…promise. 😈

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  229. 229 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Klobber, AJ screwed himself into the ground better than an oil rig on those swings. Maybe they’ll tamp down the dirt a little better for him over in La La land. He could be very helpful in Anwar. Oops… oil. Black crude… Texas tea.

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  230. 230 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

    β€œXerox and Wurlitzer have merged to produce reproductive organs.”

    πŸ˜†

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  231. 231 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Ugh… mental pictures of AJ’s ugly swing. πŸ™„ He opened up early worse than Britney on prom night!

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  232. 232 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 5, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Good morning…. πŸ˜• <—-my emoticon feels the way I do right about now…
    Gil for one night at least, I envy you! This was my 3rd straight night sleeping 3-4 hours tops, then being up for 8 hours or so before falling asleep again..for 3-4 hours….sigh…and thank God I don’t have your terrible pain, so it makes it all the more confusing!
    I blame most of my sleep issues from working at Borders books for 4 years….once I got into management, had to drive 35 miles to be at the store at 7 am…then a few days later, leaving the store at 12 midnight! Home by 1 am, asleep no sooner than 4 am…then a few days later, up at 5:30 am to get to work! 😑 Then, after blowing a disc out in my back, I quit that job(before I was fired for having back problems!) and started selling online, ebay, amazon, etc…. no more need to go to bed at 8 pm, no more need to go to bed at all!!!
    A friend of mine says one should go to bed when you are tired, and wake up when you have had enough rest. In theory, a good idea…in practice, not so much….when I get in a rut like this, I usually stay up til dawn, then have trouble sleeping, and wake up too soon, and stay groggy all day. Then my body says, I give, I give…and I fall asleep really early for a few nights, and slowly straighten it out to a more reasonable sleep pattern…not so this time….just sleeping 3 hours and waking up like it was a nice power nap, and ready to take on the world….at 3 am…..whine, whine, whine….that’s what you do after sleeping only 3 hours…did I mention that fact??? 3 hours of sleep??? πŸ˜‰

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  233. 233 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Raisins… First and third base. Not because of everyday players. It is just their is no real depth at those positions. First base in particular because you have to get pretty deep in the minors before you find anyone projected to start in the major leagues at that position.

    The other would be a reliable pinch hitter. Is that considered to be a position? It was a real shame the Braves were not able to keep Ward a couple of years ago.

    The sore elbow of Soriento is troubling to me. It is just not what I want to read about. Gonzalas will be able to fill that role possibly about mid summer but right now, I don’t see anyone. Moyland and Acosta were used in the closer spot in the minors but I am not sure about how they would fare in the role at the major league level. I don’t think Tyler Yates can do it. Too many hits given up.

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  234. 234 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 5, 2008 at 10:02 am

    VOR, that was some mighty weird weather yesterday for sure! I was still up for the first rain, and heard how we had hit the high for the day, it was about 67 at the time….slept for 3 hours…woke up to 76 degrees and windy….then another heavy rain….then like you said, not a cloud in the sky!!! And in the 60’s and windy. at sunset, there wasn’t a clould in the sky above, but big fat ones on the horizon…. Cumulus, perhaps???
    Man, all it has been this year is windy!!! March winds rolled in in January it seems…

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  235. 235 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Berigan, sorry for your troubles. I should count my blessings because just about every night of the year with maybe a handful of exceptions, I fall asleep when my head hits the pillow.

    Maybe your insomnia last night was caused by that, uh… video clip.

    Try this: next time you have trouble sleeping, just go back through the previous blogs and read one of mine. Paladin says they work like a charm. But then, he’d fall asleep in the aisle of a Borders store.

    Holistic medicine, that’s the ticket.

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  236. 236 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I had a thought…Happens every once in awhile. I wonder if there is any chance the braves might consider trading Matt Diaz???? I know, he’s cheap, and we all know he should have been starting every day after about August 1st last year….and I like him…but, we do seem to have too many outfielders right now….though it’s early. Think he could bring a decent reliever??? So many teams seemed to be desperate for a left fielder, and signed, and or traded for some real junk…..perhaps something will develop once the season starts…

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  237. 237 Berigan lll the Search for Bach March 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Holistic medicine, that’s the ticket.
    SG, funny you should mention that…back in the day, I used to take way too much tylenol pm, up to 4 a night…and I still couldn’t fall asleep!!! So I gave that stuff up for the most part. Perhaps a benadryl or 2 (Why waste money on Tylenol pm? Why do you need a lame pain medicine?) but not too often. Dries me out. So, I have been taking melatonin…. doesn’t seem to do much…since I only slept 3 hours last night…did I mention that before????

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  238. 238 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    a doily (or doilie) is a small ornamental mat usually made of cotton or linen placed underneath a dish or bowl. openwork allows the table surface to show through. in addition to their decorative function, doilies have a utilitarian role, protecting fine wood furniture from scratches from crockery.

    in more recent times, paper doilies have become common, and are often used to decorate a plate of food, underlying the food for ornamentation.

    there. no more locker room talk from this journalist – though it was baseball related talk and published on mlb.com. felix pie is a major league ballplayer with what can now be described as a major league hurt. but, jimmy smith is now talking doilies and encourages other bloggers to do so, as well. πŸ˜†

    may have two banned words now. not sure. πŸ˜†

    twisted is okay, though, right? twist. twisted. twister. twisting in the wind.

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  239. 239 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

    ….huh! Sorry, must have dozed off.

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  240. 240 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Berigan… My internal clock was screwed up by rotating shifts for 35 years. My spare time was taken up by (pick one) the rescue squad, the union, my family.. Who had time for sleep? Once, my first wife and I went away for a weekend, she said she wanted to get away to relax. I said sure, packed the kids off to grandma’s and away we went. I slept for 20 hours straight… She was POed at me for sleeping. I said I thought she said she wanted to get away to relax? I was relaxing…. Told her she needed to be more specific when setting agendas if rest wasn’t what she had in mind.

    I use to keep a planner and I would project out days when I had time to rest. Sometimes it would be weeks between “rest” days and I had to guard them tenaciously least someone come up with a reason to plan something for me to do. I guess I have not gotten over that. Of course, if the pain would stop waking me up in the middle of the night, perhaps I would be a nicer person. Sleep deprivation has a way of making one edgy…

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  241. 241 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:18 am

    A twisted testy is most definitely a major league hurt… and not to be trifled with.

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  242. 242 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Berigan, I’m sorry to hear about your sleep woes. Have you been to see a sleep specialist? They might be able to help you get back to a more “normal” sleep pattern. Lack of sleep is very dangerous both short-term and long-term.

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  243. 243 Ms. Manners March 5, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Better young man. Doilies should not be trifled with either.

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  244. 244 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:20 am

    A twisted testy can cause sleep deprivation. Talk about edgy… 😯

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  245. 245 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Lack of sleep has been proven to be a possible cause for diabetes. It IS a serious condition. Maybe Berigan should go watch the original Reefer Madness. It certainly puts ME to sleep. Yawn.

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  246. 246 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:21 am

    jjs; Are you sure that a doily isn’t a dolly who had an…accident?

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  247. 247 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:23 am

    A twisted doilie could cause one’s woodgrain to become scratched from crockery.

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  248. 248 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Chris, thanks…no, I haven’t seen a sleep specialist….I think theres a decent chance I have sleep apnea (Thank God for Google, wasn’t spellin’ that one right at all!) but, my insurance deductible is around a million dollars, and my Dad has a friend that had the test where they hook you all up with all those sensors, and wires….he failed the test, as he was not able to sleep tied and tethered as he was…and that sounds SOOO much like what would happen to me.
    Just give me an oxygen mask(and Oxygen as well) and let me see if it works, dangit! πŸ˜‰

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  249. 249 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

    B III: On a serious note, the melatonin isn’t helping? I have known several people that have realized very good results from melatonin. I echo Lew’s concern that there could be an underlying more serious cause. Get checked out. Your health is not to be trifled with!

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  250. 250 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

    The Braves are not “concerned” that Soriano is having elbow problems this early into ST!? If not, they make Pollyanna look like a pessimist.

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  251. 251 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Got it… holistic treatment of insomnia tip of the day: wrap the head of a large mallet with a nice frilly doily and keep it on your bedside table.

    Then, if you wake up in the middle of the night, whack! Should work…

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  252. 252 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:29 am

    BRAKING NOOS!!!!! I just noticed that http://www.channelsurfing.net will be showing the Braves v. Indians game at 1 pm!

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  253. 253 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Dog’s gotta pee. Be right back…

    (Is pee the magic word?)

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  254. 254 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Nope…

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  255. 255 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Lew, and I was diagnosed with Diabetes last summer! Lack of sleep, my Mom and both her sisters were diabetics….and I am 6 ft, 240 pounds…honestly, I haven’t a clue as to why I am one! πŸ˜•

    Gil, bet your bladder wouldn’t let you sleep 20 hours now!!!

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  256. 256 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 10:33 am

    3rd base. hurting at third base. marte was heir apparent. gone. betemit was heir apparent. gone. old, fragile third baseman should be playing for an american league team (what? last several injuries from the cages? or while running the bases?). just kidding, but needs to do some stretching and some, uh, conditioning with repertoire, though. prado? escobar eventually? escobar is a shortstop. lillibridge? shortstop, too. this may open the door for a return of peterson orr. 3rd base.

    catcher. sammons? salty is gone. pena isn’t catching. corky is corky. javy is not long-term. gotta keep mccann healthy.

    1st base? tex will go and this team will convert somebody to 1st. all the big first basemen have been busts. how about a little guy first baseman? nimble. quick. somebody named jack.

    twisted logic, journalist knows.

    manager? doilie alexander? american league.

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  257. 257 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:33 am

    It may not be the magic word, Raisins, but we do not need a pee-by-pee account of your dog’s day.

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  258. 258 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Berigan, if you suspect that you have sleep apnea, you need to suck it up and go see that specialist. Apnea can be DEADLY, just ask Reggie White’s widow.

    I also have apnea. It was diagnosed about 15 months ago when I spent the night at a sleep clinic. They determined that I was waking up 78 times an hour (approximately every 45-50 seconds)! I’ve been using a cpap machine since then and I am able to get a restful 7-8 hours a night now. My wife sleeps better too since she’s not constantly being woken up by all the noise that I make! Suffice to say that things are a lot more peaceful in our house now, on more than one level!

    Untreated sleep apnea can:

    * Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
    * Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
    * Make irregular heartbeats more likely
    * Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents

    As Raisins said, your health is not to be trifled with. Please see a doctor.

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  259. 259 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:37 am

    VOR, nope…Melatonin hasn’t done the trick. Well, it seemed like it worked about a month ago…but not this time…

    Chris, I tried that site yesterday…I didn’t see a link to click on! It looks pretty much like it does now with baseball headlines down the page….or is it not on the baseball page??
    http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-baseball-channel-tv.html

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  260. 260 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:38 am

    jjs; Before you discount some of these ss(s) as possible replacements at 3b, remember that Chipper-brittle was a ss when he came up.

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  261. 261 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 10:45 am

    yes, and a good shortstop can make a third baseman look good. probably all can play third only why not be a ss somewhere else? like having mccann and salty. why not be somewhere else? even at first base. but now back at catcher. soon, will be a manager. and what is the correct spelling of doily? doilie? parton? two? and why did journalist think of the number two? and this sophomoric blog is turning into that other sophomoric blog only can spell sophomoric.

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  262. 262 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Berigan-That is decidedly not good. How are you being treated? I can offer some effective alternative treatments to use in conjunction with your medical regimen and give you some dietary info that should help if you’re interested. Just supplementation and things to avoid that have helped me considerably.

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  263. 263 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Well, Chris…you make a compelling argument for getting it checked out. I just have issues you know…..can you sleep on your side with the cpap machine??? My back won’t let me sleep flat anymore. Is it a pain to unhook??? I get up several times a night to go to the bathroom….and what about the test itself??? My Dad’s friend is the kind of person that falls asleep the second his head hits the pillow…and failed the test…I just can’t imagine falling asleep hooked up like you see people on tv hooked up for that test…I don’t sleep well in my comfortable bed, with a fan on(Gotta have a fan on!)yep…I am a regular baby! πŸ™‚

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  264. 264 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Sure Lew, fire away! Thanks!

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  265. 265 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I’m feeling quite fortunate when the bladder lets me sleep for five hours uninterupted. Even four is a good night.

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  266. 266 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Berigan-email me lewhartman@comcast.net If I go through it all here, the blog will stop dead in it’s tracks.

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  267. 267 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

    JJS, the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company does a wonderful version of the Mikado…

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  268. 268 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Is sophomoric a oxymoric?

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  269. 269 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 10:51 am

    MULLIGAN!!! Is sophomoric and oxymoric? Whew! Glad I got that right.

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  270. 270 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 10:53 am

    jjs: You are correct in that there are no apparent heirs to 3B. Maybe Van Pope, but he’s still not close. As to catcher, there is a 19 year old kid in Rookie League named Daniel Elorriaga-Matra that is supposedly the real deal. But at 19, who can tell? And don’t be surprised if Jason Heyward is converted to 1B. This guy has real power and is currently a corner outfielder. He’s also 6’4″/220 and only 18. He is the real deal. He’ll grow out of OF and into 1B.

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  271. 271 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Getting sleepy now folks..thanks for the concern!!! Perhaps a straw up each nostril would keep the airways open….

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  272. 272 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Berigan, when you click on the channelsurfing.net page, scroll down and you’ll see the schedule for the day. The link for the Braves game is about half way down the page. Looks like you’ll have to use IE to watch it though for some reason.

    Berigan, I also sleep on my side. Got into the habit years ago as my snoring worsened. Sleeping on my side seemed to lessen the noise and now I can’t seem to be able to fall asleep in any other position. The machine is very easy to use and it is very quiet too. There are several types of masks. I use the one that covers my entire nose but there are several types. It’s easy to take on and off and is comfortable. The key to having success with a cpap is a properly fitting mask.

    Here’s a website that sells masks to give you an idea of what they look like:

    http://www.cpap-supply.com/CPAP-Masks-s/13.htm

    As for the test itself, it took place at a sleep clinic. The room looked very much like a hotel room complete with tv. At the time, because of my apnea, I could fall asleep basically on command, so I didn’t have any issues falling asleep there. Might be different for you of course, but they still be able to determine if you have apnea from all their fancy machines.

    Berigan, do you live in Atlanta?

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  273. 273 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 11:01 am

    wait!!! Before I close this sucker down, an interesting story on all the CF’s we have….Sure sounds like Bobby knows some should be playing somewheres if not Atlanta….
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080302&content_id=2401283&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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  274. 274 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Note to any modern-day Ponce de Leons: We have plenty of youth. Please discover a fountain of smart.

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  275. 275 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:02 am

    and what of gorkys hernandez? where will gorkys play?

    and doilies in the dugout. can keep the dugout neater.

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  276. 276 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Chris, that doesn’t sound too bad…I am a picky sleeper….south of Atlanta, Jonesboro….

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  277. 277 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 11:03 am

    18 means at least 5 years away…. 4 at best….

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  278. 278 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Sleep well, b2eb! Sleep well…

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  279. 279 berigan2electricboogaloo March 5, 2008 at 11:05 am

    You guys aren’t letting me sleep! Chris, ahh….bet it’s because I am using Mozilla that I don’t see any linkydinks…

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  280. 280 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Gil; What in Sam Hill’s straw hat is your avatar, now!?

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  281. 281 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

    “linkydinks” is obviously not the secret word. But, with a change of a letter or two, here and there……..

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  282. 282 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:12 am

    The insomniacs club? I fit right in.

    Berigan, get that checked out. Sleep apnea is nothing to fool with. If you could hear yourself quit breathing all the time, you’d be horrified.

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  283. 283 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Agreed, Gil, that Heyward isn’t close yet. But when he already draws comparisons to Derrick Lee, Fred McGriff and Cliff Lee, he is an exciting prospect to look forward to.

    Also, on a side note regarding 3B and 1B, from MLB.com: “The club attempted to improve its corner infield depth by selecting third baseman Jonathan Gilmore and first baseman Freddie Freeman with two of its top four Draft picks last year. Freeman, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound first baseman, hit six homers and tallied 30 RBIs in 224 at-bats with the Gulf Coast League team.

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  284. 284 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:16 am

    If you could hear yourself quit breathing all the time, you’d be horrified.

    Of course, if you could hear yourself quit breathing, you could just restart… πŸ˜€

    (Just pokin’ fun, FBG…)

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  285. 285 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Berigan, here are three sleep centers in ATL. The second and third are located south of the city.

    http://www.trittbreatheandsleep.com/

    Lung Care Specialistβ€Ž –
    Ste 615, 1136 Cleveland Ave, Atlanta, GA
    (404) 530-7447

    http://www.southfultonmedicalcenter.com/CWSContent/sfmed

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  286. 286 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Agreed, Gil, that Heyward isn’t close yet. But when he already draws comparisons to Derrick Lee, Fred McGriff and Cliff Lee, he is an exciting prospect to look forward to.

    Cliff Lee? Who’s Cliff Lee? How about Cliff Floyd? Dang, VOR, what a knucklehead… πŸ˜€

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  287. 287 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:19 am

    You know what I mean, VOR.

    Now, re: your 9:40… how did my name get involved in that message to Grinch?

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  288. 288 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Ya know y’all are keepin’ me from workin’, don’t ya?

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  289. 289 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:26 am

    CLiff Lee is a pitcher in the Indians organization. At least you got the sport right!

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  290. 290 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Let me weigh in on the sleep apnea thing. I (I am told) have the worse kind. It is a hold-over from one of my strokes. Basically, I stop breathing and my brain is slow to “remind” my lungs to get busy. They worry that one time it may be too lazy. After having several of those tests(that I flunked miserably ’cause I couldn’t sleep a wink hooked up to all that crap) I was issued a cpap. It didn’t work for me. I know a number of people that swear by them but the majority are “back” sleepers. I hug my pillow like a long-lost girlfriend and it causes the “airlock” on the mask to break. Consequently, the damn machine wakes me up. So, the machine sits in my closet and I’m going it au natural.
    One of the reasons I go to bed so early is to try and squeeze 6 hours or so sleep out of the night. Now the secret is out.

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  291. 291 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

    FBG: Now, re: your 9:40… how did my name get involved in that message to Grinch? Uh, I don’t know…:oops: I thought I remembered reading something while catching up on the overnights, but now I can’t seem to find it… can’t find the Grinch one either… My head hurts. I think I tweaked something… 😦

    It’s gonna be one of those days…

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  292. 292 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Is this the wrong time to say that I sleep great? 😎

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  293. 293 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    It’s OK, VOR. I just didn’t know how I got brought into that conversation. Was wondering if I somehow missed something.

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  294. 294 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Paladin, there are different types of masks. One that I’ve heard of has something that sticks into each nostril so you don’t need the “airlock”. It is also less claustrophobic, if that is also an issue. I also sleep on my side and as long as I have the mask situated on my face properly I don’t have a problem.

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  295. 295 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Voice of Guitar; Who asked you? πŸ˜€

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  296. 296 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Klobber; We do not talk about sticking things into(or, God forbid, the opposite) our nostrils on this blog!

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  297. 297 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I can sleep through anything. I sleep through storms, through kids yelling, through my dog raisin’ (nice use of raisin, wasn’t it?) cane, through conversations, through bloggin…………………………………..

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  298. 298 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I think we have given Berigan entirely too much negativity so I want to “leave” him with this: “If at first you don’t succeed, your skydiving is over”.

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  299. 299 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:52 am

    paladin: Like the guitar avatar?

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  300. 300 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I do, in fact, like the guitar, Raisins. It is easily identifiable even by these old eyes. Now, if we could do something with Gil. πŸ˜€

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  301. 301 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Berigan-You should shortly have mail. Hope it helps.

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  302. 302 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 11:57 am

    It is not one of mine. I don’t really have any pics of any of mine.

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  303. 303 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    The knight is not mine, or even a good likeness, either.

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  304. 304 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    That one is one of mine…

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  305. 305 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    The bottle of Knob Creek is mine, but I drank it already. πŸ™‚

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  306. 306 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    And an excellent likeness, too, Knobber. πŸ˜€

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  307. 307 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I have to go pick up my “new”(for me)ride. They have it re-shod and freshly curried, and it’s raring to go. Hi Ho!

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  308. 308 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Now, gross stuff from the ajc: A Gwinnett County Mexican restaurant has scored 13 out of a possible 100 points on its health inspection, the lowest ever posted.

    Gwinnett health officials closed Mary Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant, at 521 Indian Trail Road in Lilburn, on Tuesday after finding numerous violations of health standards, including holding foods at temperatures that would allow rapid bacteria growth.

    Ugh…

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  309. 309 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Congrats on the “new” ride, paladin! πŸ˜€

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  310. 310 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, avatars do not always translate well do they 008? Watch this space for something new soon….

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  311. 311 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    “rapid bacteria growth” is definitely not to be trifled with. And sounds like they got the “13” for spelling the sign correctly.

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  312. 312 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Perhaps “rapid bacteria growth” can lead to a twisted testy? Just wonderin’…

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  313. 313 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    OK Raisins, you done it now. taptaptaptaptap!

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  314. 314 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Ooops… 😳

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  315. 315 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    and a twisted diviticulum is more likely, anyway.

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  316. 316 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I prefer all of my anatomy to remain untwisted, thanks…

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  317. 317 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    taptaptaptaptap is right. jimmy smith would not want to be raisins when carolina lady gets hear. contrast this with the nice jimmy smith doily post made earlier. carolina lady knows who the troublemakers are on hear. πŸ˜†

    game should be about to start. where is journalist bob with the play-by-play?

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  318. 318 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Ssssh jjs, he is likely to start up where he left off yesterday. πŸ™‚

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  319. 319 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    “One good thing about alzheimers is you get to meet new friends every day.” I can’t remember who said that. It was me!? Go on!!

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  320. 320 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    One good thing about ADD is… oh, look at that butterfly…

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  321. 321 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Seems to me that Humanity suffers more from Twisted Minds than any other twisted body part.

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  322. 322 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    felix pie might have a different perspective.

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  323. 323 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, Lew, you are absolutely cor- Hey… wait a minute… 😯

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  324. 324 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Falcons release Harrington. Duh. That boy might make it in arena football but he don’t pack the heavy-duty gear for NFL chores.

    Anther Falcon note: Terence Moorehouse comes out in favor of the Turner/Dunn deal. Makes you wonder what his position might have been were Turner white.

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  325. 325 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    “Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”

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  326. 326 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Chris… A big thank you for the link to the TV streaming site, works great with some minor installation. Able to watch now while visiting the B&S site… Is this a great country or what ? πŸ™‚

    Score still 0-0 going into the bottom of the third

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  327. 327 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    JJ is pitching 3 innings today..

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  328. 328 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Falcons release Harrington… hmmm… That gives them only 2 QBs under contract, and one of those is coming off major knee surgery.

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  329. 329 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Gil; Are you the boat, or the “trailer”? πŸ˜€

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  330. 330 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    end of three, still no score. Only one hit so far for the Braves, no hits for the Indians…

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  331. 331 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    jair from zaire? thrilla from manilla? 1,000# gorilla. must not allow jair to twist anything. how could that happen, anyway? torque? oh, the humanity! a doc is needed on this blog and doc will never leave over their. maybe an engineer could explain. will have to ask mr clean.

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  332. 332 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Gil, glad it’s working for you. It’s not working for me unfortunately. 😦 At least the Twins and Yankees are on ESPN.

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  333. 333 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Raisins; As was noted on here recently(by you?)Ryan will be available in the 3rd slot. Does that give you an idea about the Falcons intentions?

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  334. 334 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I had a photo of me in the boat but I cannot find it…

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  335. 335 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Joe Bowroskie now pitching for Indians, Escobar singles to center then takes second on a throwing error by the centerfielder.

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  336. 336 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Kotsay draws a walk

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  337. 337 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I’m not so sure Dimitroff will pick Ryan at 3. Any QB, even Ryan, is gonna take time to develop. They need impact right away, and could get it with either Ellis or Dorsey, both DTs, which the Falcons need as bad as QB. Or if Jake Long is there, you almost have to grab him. Either of those would pay immediate dividends, whilest Henne or Booty or Woodson or Flakko could develop. I could also see them trade the 3 for more picks, under the right circumstance. With both Miami and St. Louis set at RB, McFadden will still be there at 3 and could garner some serious trade interest. And the Falcons need alot of help.

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  338. 338 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, got sidetracked by the Falcons… My ADD kicked in again…

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  339. 339 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Yea! I got channelsurfing.net to work! Not a great picture, but better than nothing.

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  340. 340 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Raisins; We’ll continue the Falcon talk later. I’ve got a few things I would like to touch on.

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  341. 341 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    joey harrington will have to go back to dancing and entertaining the troops. arthur blank can take a few snaps until somebody else is ready. and is chipper still out of the lineup? that must have been a twinge rather than a tweak. or could it have been a TWIST????

    oh, the humanity! if chipper ever learns about twist injuries . . .

    and who will kick for the falcons? should give it some thought before the season starts. how about felix pie?

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  342. 342 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Let’s twist again, like we did last summer….

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  343. 343 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    If we are going to draft a pie let’s make it a lemon meringe.

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  344. 344 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    “meringue”

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  345. 345 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    What happened to everybody and particularly the play-by-play types? I know it was 4-0 going into the 7th but how’d they get ’em, who’s pitching and whot’s happening now?

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  346. 346 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    paladin, did you go to channelsurfing.net? We’re all enjoying watching the game over the computer!

    Top of the seventh, two out, Braves up 4-0. I believe that the Indians are still hitless.

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  347. 347 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    sorry, my neighbor dropped by just as the Braves started scoring…

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  348. 348 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    No, it is not high def but it beats radio…

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  349. 349 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Bueno had a good 7th inning. Three up, three down. 4-0 Braves.

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  350. 350 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    end of 7, 4-0 Braves… still a no-no for the braves pitchers…

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  351. 351 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Single for Brayan Pena with one out. Gregor Blanco at bat.

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  352. 352 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Pena continues to exhibit a nice stroke with a clean single to right center

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  353. 353 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I tried to find you guys but all I got were some talking heads. As usual, they thought they were too cool and cute for words. Well, that’s not right. There were many words.

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  354. 354 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Blanco ground out to short. There were two outs so that ends the inning.

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  355. 355 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Pre season between Buffalo and Richmond now… πŸ™‚

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  356. 356 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    That’s pretty much right on the money Gil.

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  357. 357 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    The AJC scoreboard shows Cleveland with 3 hits. Did they get ’em all in the 8th?

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  358. 358 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    End of eight… Still a no-no

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  359. 359 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Paladin, you can’t believe everything you read. ajc is wrong. Still no hits for the Tribe.

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  360. 360 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    nice solid hit through the box for Anderson to lead off the ninth for the braves

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  361. 361 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    That figures. The other day they showed Braves and Mets playing in the 11th and I came back here and reported that to Hillbilly. Then, when I went back they showed Mets winning in the 10th. It must be manned by an aspiring beet righter.

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  362. 362 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    nice play by the Indians SS.. bad call by the ump

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  363. 363 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    an aspiring beet right that can’t report simple facts.

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  364. 364 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Flowers robbed of an infield hit by a poor call…

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  365. 365 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    You’re right Gil, Flowers was safe.

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  366. 366 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Keep it coming guys. I’m on pens and nickles.

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  367. 367 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Okay, bottom of the ninth.. last chance for the WaHoos…

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  368. 368 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Rich Bauer allowed a single to Anderson but got out of the inning with three grounders. We’re headed to the bottom of the ninth. 4-0 Braves. Still no hits for the Injuns.

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  369. 369 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Who’s pitching the 9th for the Bravos?

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  370. 370 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Gil, who’s on the mound for the Braves. I walked out of the room for a minute and missed it.

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  371. 371 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Bean??? gives up a lead off walk…

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  372. 372 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Looks like Boyer with a Peter Moylan delivery

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  373. 373 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Coulter Bean allows a lead-off walk to Beau Mills. Josh Barfield strikes out.

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  374. 374 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Pinto, green, northern, orson?

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  375. 375 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Strikes out Barfield

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  376. 376 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Another walk

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  377. 377 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Bean has walked another. Grrrrrr. Hafner at the plate.

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  378. 378 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Spring training or no.. I have seen this movie before and I don’t like it

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  379. 379 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hafner flies to deep left center. Mills advances to third. Two out. Men on the corners. Danny Sandoval at bat.

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  380. 380 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Okay, long fly to center… two outs

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  381. 381 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I’m with you Gil. Put ’em down already.

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  382. 382 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Sandoval gets a hit off the right field wall. Mills scores. Dammit.

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  383. 383 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Double off the wall… one run in, runners on 2nd and 3rd

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  384. 384 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Wow… I go to pick up the kids and miss all the action… 😐

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  385. 385 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Hunker down, Bravos.

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  386. 386 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Okay… pop up to short left… Braves win 4-1

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  387. 387 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    String ended by Ben?

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  388. 388 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    String ended by Bean?

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  389. 389 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Game over. Braves win. Don’t like the way this one ended though.

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  390. 390 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Crap! 😑 One typo ruins a perfectly good joke!

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  391. 391 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah, don’t think Bean did anything to curry favor with Bobby..

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  392. 392 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    That Bean might get sent back to the pea-patch.

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  393. 393 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    That Bean is definitely not ripe for picking.

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  394. 394 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Or pee-patch, as it is called at Raisin’s.

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  395. 395 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Jair looked good today… Too bad I missed all the scoring except for the first run..

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  396. 396 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Okay, I am going outside to enjoy the weather… later guys

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  397. 397 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Klobber; You showed flashes of brillance as a p-by-p guy. Gil; Don’t give up your day job. πŸ˜€

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  398. 398 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Got to take my ride back for some adjustments to the saddle. C’yah in a while.

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  399. 399 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Hmmm… notable sound of crickets on the blog… 😐

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  400. 400 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    The crickets are just an aid to help Berigan sleep better.

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  401. 401 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Are the Crickets singing “Let’s do the Twist”?

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  402. 402 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Hey, y’all; I’m back. Thankfully the blog isn’t running over; I’ll get something to CL in a little bit. I’m exhausted.

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  403. 403 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    This is like hitting against a backboard…with nerf balls.

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  404. 404 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Actually, I think they are singing “Wake Up Little Suzy.”

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  405. 405 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Speaking of a nerf ball. πŸ˜€

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  406. 406 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    The B-side is “Night, Night, Little Berigan.” πŸ˜€

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  407. 407 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    They just haven’t been the same since Buddy and the Big Bopper went to the jam in the sky.

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  408. 408 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Well it appears that spring is here. I just looked in my backyard and saw about a dozen robins!

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  409. 409 lew614 March 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Actually, they may be singing Peggy Sue. I think Chubby Checker sang the Twist.

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  410. 410 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Well, I just saw one blue bird, but I wouldn’t trade him for a dozen robins. So there!

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  411. 411 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Well, I’m sorry Lew, but Raisins didn’t say that there were Chubbies in here and we didn’t spend the last 24 hours talking about pizza pie twisting his checker(s). You just have to go with the flow. Jeez, what a party pooper.

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  412. 412 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Gotta go…

    C-ya –>

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  413. 413 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Bye Raisins.

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  414. 414 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    paladin, I see bluebirds every single day! So there! πŸ™„

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  415. 415 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Swami sez: May one of them fly up your nostril and propagate. πŸ™„

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  416. 416 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I thought we weren’t talking about nostrils and the like on this blog any longer!

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  417. 417 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I was thinking about giving up my legal studies and studying to be a beet righter instead. But, I find that the only schools offering the course are in Alabama. And you know what the signs at the Alabama line say…”At least we’re not Mississippi.”

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  418. 418 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    What goes in must not come out. On this blog, anyway.

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  419. 419 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    That last comment will not sit well with one of the denizens, I suspect.

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  420. 420 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    The only thing that scares me, Klobber, is those folks that just come in on the end, make no effort to go back and pick up the thread, and have at it. I’ve been burned by that, a time or two.

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  421. 421 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    OK, I’m off to have dinner and get lubricated. C ya

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  422. 422 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Chubby Checkers… Peppermint Twist. Beatles and Felix Pie… Twist and Shout.

    Now, Paladin is going to get, ahem… “corrected” for that Alabama comment. It may get uh, testy. You can bet your sweet bippy on that.

    I’ve seen robins but no bluebirds yet. Are you guys serious about seeing them?

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  423. 423 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Seeing you guys rally around one of our own earlier today was, well… just plain cool. I’m touched. Good folks here on Braves and Stuff and even amongst the silly stuff are there when it really counts. Berigan, count your blessings and heed the good advice you received here (not my mallet on the night stand advice, mind you… meant to bring levity… although it might beat the alternatives).

    Very cool indeed.

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  424. 424 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Paladin… lubricated? Tin man?

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  425. 425 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Going for four posts in a row:

    A good day all around. Braves win. They flirted with a combined no-no, which is big yes yes!!!. Jair pitched three perfect. Tip of the cap to Byrd too. He just keeps on ticking. All the boys box scores looked good on the mound, save a hiccup or two in the 9th until Bean got baked.

    The games don’t count but a win is always a good thing.

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  426. 426 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Five:

    Xerox and Wurlitzer… funny.

    FBG: some folks at my office were talking about the new show you mentioned, “New Amsterdam” and said it was good. I’ll have to check it out… hope they replay the premier.

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  427. 427 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    and what manner of bean is a colter bean? pea family? worst performance by a bean in an atlanta uniform since bubba bean left town. and who are some more famous beans? string bean, famous banjo player, comes to mind. jimmy smith recommends to frank wren a bottle of beano.

    and now, berigan . . . jimmy smith has been reluctant to offer advice on sleeping because jimmy smith does not sleep. that’s right, journalist requires no sleep. but, jimmy smith can say that berigan should address the medical issues with a qualified physician. braves and stuff must recruit a doctor and jimmy smith will go to work on this.

    and carolina lady is missing again. must be searching the archives for some archi. small bird, looks like a robin, but not a robin. a terrorist.

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  428. 428 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    at least it was not twisted toe.

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  429. 429 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    πŸ˜€ CL is combing through the 1850 census of Forsyth Co, NC looking for a certain family. May have found them; not sure. Could be. Might. Maybe. Sorta. Hope?

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  430. 430 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    doctor wanted to blog with bloggers on braves and stuff blog – can offer medical advice to old and infirm bloggers. no salary, no perks. good braves talk. good stuff talk. nice lady runs the blog.

    p.s. only doctor hear before was witch doctor. have lew for that. πŸ˜†

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  431. 431 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Was going for six and fortunately (for you and me) I didn’t make it. The crickets were beginning to chirp so loud I got up and answered the door three times.

    What’s the record of consecutive posts… and is that a good thing? Hmmm…

    Awww, what the hey.

    Klobber, the “new dog ate my homework” Internet excuse… good’un. Trouble is, Grinch’s dog may actually be able to eat the computer. Sounds like a stretch though. Not nearly as good as: Bob can always say that his slipped into the hot tub. Scribe could use the old, “the fish frying fried my keyboard” and Lew could say his cable froze or the wild turkeys pecked a hole in his monitor thinking that trolls were little worms. Turkeys eat worms too, not just millet.

    So many good potential excuses for missing work and Braves and Stuff lead posts. Klobber could slosh Knob all over his, Gil could have his ripped away from Richmond and sent to Georgia (that was not intended to be mean…sorry), Chopper could just disappear for days at a time and say that Shamu ate the laptop, Salty could say it rained and poured, flbravesgirl could miss her turn in the lineup by forgetting which batter to work on, Berigan could say that hair got caught in the hard drive, CL could always say that her little feathered friends thought her PC was one of her bird houses, Jimmy Smith could sneeze on the keyboard and blow a circuit (or use that word and have his post vanish in thin air), Raisins could plug his amp into a wall socket and melt the electric panel, WW could blow a circuit in his brain trying to watch 6 sports at once and that’s not even counting college hoops, Flange could forget to show up and miss his turn with the bat… and last but certainly not least, Paladin could mistakenly wrap his computer in bacon on a Saturday night and melt the old computer… or those gerbils that power his PC could go on strike.

    So many things can happen to computers and make folks miss their deadline on writing lead posts. So many excuses… feel free to file these in case you come up short. They are all perfectly plausible, interchangeable and free to use at your discretion. These should work in most situations.

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  432. 432 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    hmmm…. uh, jones family? g’g’grandfather uh oh jones. married a bear. see what happens?

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  433. 433 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    what word? what word? cannot figure this out.

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  434. 434 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    FBG, sorry I forgot to mention earlier – thanks for relaying the msg from Grinch! πŸ™‚

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  435. 435 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    grinch relaying food additives to carolina lady?

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  436. 436 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Not Jones. In 3,000 years you would never guess! πŸ˜†

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  437. 437 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Smith??? πŸ™‚

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  438. 438 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Smyth???

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  439. 439 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    (jimmy smith is writing down all the names of everyone listed in the 1850 census of Forsyth Co, NC……….) πŸ˜†

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  440. 440 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Gil – nope! πŸ™‚

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  441. 441 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I’m researching for someone else. Not my relatives.

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  442. 442 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    “Time’s fun when you are having flies”. Kermit. And my dog loves children. He says they taste like chicken.

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  443. 443 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    John Forsyth? Charlie’s Angel boss? Maybe the inventor of BBQ?

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  444. 445 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    SG, the show New Amsterdam looks as if it could be a good one. Lots of potential! Kelly & I enjoyed it last night. Feels weird to be watching TV! πŸ™‚

    BTW, LOVE that channelsurfing.net! Had no idea it existed – so my thanks to Berigan(?) for letting us know about it! Now, if I can just get 27 or so hours in a day, I’ll actually have time to watch it! πŸ˜†

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  445. 446 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Krzyzewski?

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  446. 448 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Ummmm, no. (He’s a nice guy!)

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  447. 449 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Gesundheit.

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  448. 450 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    what hoppened to SG? Everytime I come on, when he is hear, he ducks out. It’s giving me a complexion.

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  449. 451 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Be back after a while –

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  450. 452 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    If you promise, and you are not too late, I’ll wait up. :-0

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  451. 453 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Meanwhile, I will work on my emoicons, or whatever.

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  452. 454 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Marco!

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  453. 455 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    No Duck Soup. Paladin, you’ve just been zigging when I’m zagging.

    Not to be confused with Lew’s Zig-Zag’s. Different thing altogether.

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  454. 456 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Krzyzewski? Ted Kluzuski? Kandinsky? Rooskie? Sure, why not.

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  455. 457 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    See… now Paladin is pouting and won’t come back. Ok then, I’ll play along… POLO!

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  456. 458 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    SG, I prefer Jokers or J&B’s, myself. And the Grinch pup has recently been caught eating part of the left side of my new gas logs in the dining room; the ember bed now spills out onto the floor. One of these days…

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  457. 459 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Maybe the gerbals got bacon wrapped.

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  458. 460 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Dr., I think we have signs of life here! My God, these aliens are ugly. Don’t offend him, just try to talk to him using the univeral language. OK. Excuse me dude, where does a guy get laid around here?

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  459. 461 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Grinch, at least he didn’t eat the left side of the computer. Hey, gas logs would qualify as roughage. Aids in digestion and tooth sharpening. Be careful. Don’t light any matches around Grinchpup.

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  460. 462 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Moises Alou to have groin surgery and miss most of April. Try again, Steve Phillips.

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  461. 463 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Paladin have either missed your medication or quadrupled it?

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  462. 464 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    If I worried about everything around here that might burn this house down I’d lose my mind.

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  463. 465 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Do Grinches have groins? For alliteration purposes, I hope so.

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  464. 466 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    That leaves very few uninjured Mets to start. According to NY fans, Wright can cover the infield alone. Who’s got the outfield?

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  465. 467 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    “Reality is only an illusion caused by a deficiency of alcohol.” Carie Nation.

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  466. 468 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Hey, everybody…

    My computer is kinda in and out, I plugged my amp into a wall socket and melted the electric panel!

    I’ll be back soon…

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  467. 469 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Maybe Wright can pitch the 2-5 rotation spots after Jo’tana. Then they wouldn’t need fielders, right? πŸ˜†

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  468. 470 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Gotta go feed the kids…

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  469. 471 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    When I was a child I peed on a socket and it burned my amp too.

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  470. 472 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    … and the dog…

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  471. 473 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    … and me…

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  472. 474 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    You are going to feed the dog to the kids? Very cruel, on both counts.

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  473. 475 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Raisins… excellent use of the ROMPE list (reliable ol’ missing post excuse).

    Then again, feeding the kids dog food could work too. No, uh…

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  474. 476 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    So, s’pose Favre decides to give Atlanta another spin for old times sake before heading back to cajun country at the ripe old age of 40?

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  475. 477 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    If he does we could at least learn to properly pronounce his name. as Furman Bisher pointed out, in cajun speak it is “Fav”.

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  476. 478 Voice of Raisins March 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Whoever is at QB better have on Superman’s cape this season because Atlanta’s O-line has more holes than… oh, barely caught myself. I almost put myself in CL’s doghouse again… 😳

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  477. 479 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    chow now… so ciao for now.

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  478. 480 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    SG, we have bluebirds here year round. The robins only visit with us in the spring when they are headed back to their northern homes.

    And look at CL. She just went “third person” on us!

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  479. 481 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I’m enjoying the channelsurfing thing to. It’s not a great picture, but it’s better than the picture that I had before.

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  480. 482 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Raisins; As I wanted to say earlier: I hope they don’t use the 3rd pick for Ryan. They MUST rebuild the line. So draft that big dude from Michigan and use a later pick for a QB. Better still, sign a FA QB, make do with what they have, and build build build both lines. And, don’t count D J Shockey out of the mix.

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  481. 483 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    “Shockley” What’s a “l” between friends, right?

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  482. 484 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Paladin, you have no idea. Unfortunately, I still can’t see it over my gut.

    VOR, I assure you the o-line won’t look like this once the season starts. McClure’s undersized but not that bad; Foster and Clabo are big, serviceable backups and Blaylock is a good young guard. They’ll get a free-agent right tackle as a stop-gap and draft the left tackle of the future. It’ll take ’em a while to jell (and another high pick on a lineman next year), but this staff knows what it’s doing. Nobody’s expecting them to win this year, just build a good foundation. I like what I see so far.

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  483. 485 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Remember, we’ve got that new power-blocking TE and Mughelli to help out, as well.

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  484. 486 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I think Grinch and I are back on the same page even though we disagree on “Fav”.

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  485. 487 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    And Grinch, remember it was this time last year that we were BOTH saying that “this staff knows what it is doing”. Hope we are righter this time.

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  486. 488 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I said the COACH knew what he was doing, and he did. Unfortunately, he didn’t mesh with anyone else. These people have all been hired at the same time and have the same philosophy; I have high hopes. I actually doubt Smith is as smart a coach as Petrino, but I’d be willing to bet he’ll be a lot more successful.

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  487. 489 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Now, beer…

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  488. 490 paladin2008 March 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    OK, tell CL and SG that I tried(for entirely different reasons)to wait up for them, but my keyboard is looking, and handling, like an abacus so it is time for bunny slippers, pjs with flaps and beddybye time. Did I tell you that I have a mobile of bosoms over my bed? Hey, to each his own. So, if I’m lucky and y’all are cursed, I’ll see you tomorrow. Nite nite.

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  489. 491 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Sweet dreams, you old poot. πŸ™‚

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  490. 492 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Most important position on the offensive line is the left tackle if you have a right handed QB. Tough spot to be a rookie but if you have a throw away QB, well, no big deal…. Redskins proved that you don’t have to have a great quarterback if you have a great O line…

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  491. 493 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Good night Paladin. Say hi to Nurse Cratchett for us!

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  492. 494 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Lions showed everyone that no matter how many points you score, if you cannot stop the other team you are going to lose a lot more game than you win.

    Patriots showed that crime does pay….

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  493. 495 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Ravens proved that even if you hold the other team to 7 points a game is you can only score 6, you still lose….

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  494. 496 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    And finally, if your owner is and idiot, you must be in Oakland….

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  495. 497 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Of course his illegitimate son is in Washington…

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  496. 498 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    What a perfect village for and idiot… πŸ™‚

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  497. 499 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I grew up loving the Silver and Black; I can honestly say I don’t know what in the %$#@ is going on in Oakland right now.

    Y’all, the whole purpose of re-signing Redman (and word is we may shop for another FA QB as well) was so that our new franchise QB wouldn’t have to play for a year or two until we build a decent o-line. Trust me; they know what they’re doing. The three main guys involved are from New England, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, with Arthur Blank’s checkbook. This will work.

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  498. 500 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    My wife was born in Oakland and has always been a Raider fan. Needless to say, I’ve had a lot of fun at her expense the past few years. Al Davis needs to go away.

    Y’all, the whole purpose of re-signing Redman. Holy Hell Grinch, don’t do that to me! I thought you were talking about Mark Redman.

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  499. 501 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Man, every time I show up, this place empties out like someone just pulled the fire alarm. I’m starting to take this personally.

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  500. 503 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    They do that to me too, Chris.

    How cool would it have been for the boys to pitch the no-no today?

    CL & SG, next episode of New Amsterdam is tomorrow. Think I heard its regular night will be Mon.

    Eating gas logs?!? Buy her a chew toy, Grinch!

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  501. 504 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    fbg, I got to see the second half of the game. I missed Jurrjens pitching though.

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  502. 505 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Andruw thinks he was too light last year? Okaayy. Musta just been my TV then.

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  503. 506 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    You see? I get here…everyone else goes Poof!!! Cue up the violins… “All by myself, don’t wanna be all by myself anymooore”

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  504. 507 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Boras should have warned Andruw that he was moving to California where anorexia is worshiped… Obesity is a scourge that must the wiped out and he is setting a bad example for the kiddies…. What he does know is nose candy is a favorite on the left coast because of it’s magical properties of weight loss…

    Being bad aren’t I? πŸ™‚

    Just reinforces the notion that it was time to part ways with Andruw as far as the Braves went. Don’t get me wrong, I thought he was a great player while he was here but the last couple of years have made it much easier for the Braves to move on.

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  505. 508 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    FBG and Klobber are here? Oh well, I’m leaving…

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  506. 509 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I’m still here! Blog with me baby!

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  507. 510 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Just kidding!!!!! Love y’all too!!!!!

    Just that old zig zag thing. I was about to watch a little TV (about 3″ diameter) and chill but, since you guys were here I said, aww, what the heck, what’s another few minutes between denizens and all.

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  508. 511 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Klobber, I didn’t know you cared so much baby. πŸ˜€

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  509. 512 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Cute Savannah.

    Gil, I’m with you. I miss the “old” Andruw, not the one that sucked the life out of rallies for the past couple seasons. How many times did we see him drop to one knee last year because of his awful swing? He proved to be completely uncoachable. Good riddance.

    At the same time, AJ will always be a Brave in my book. When/if he makes the HOF, it should be as a Brave. I’ll always keep a soft spot in my heart for that smiling kid from Curacao who looked like he was just having a good time playing a kid’s game.

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  510. 513 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Those waning track fly ball outs were not because he was too light… It was because he was always off balance.

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  511. 514 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  512. 515 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I wonder if Joe Torre will take him to task when he sees that award swing… I bet the “beet” writers in LA are not very forgiving… In Atlanta, it was always.,”well he tried his best , bless his heart” … πŸ™‚

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  513. 516 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    awkward… duh….

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  514. 517 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    AJ may be big but he ain’t no big Pappi.

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  515. 518 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    need to get another “k” from Andruw… I am sure there will be plenty. I bet Andruw misses Bobby Cox already…

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  516. 519 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    His awards will also be waning. πŸ˜€

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  517. 520 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Gee Gil, you really think he has an “award” swing. Maybe the dodo bird award! πŸ™‚

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  518. 521 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Yes, but he is are not playing centerfield either

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  519. 522 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I type with a lisp…

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  520. 523 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    You mean a “lithp”?

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  521. 524 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Awww, Chris, thanks.

    Gil, I think Andruw will regret leaving too. He was very comfortable (too much so?) in Atlanta.

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  522. 525 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Guys like Big Papi and Manny and Mo Vaughn get away with being large because they are not expect to be great fielders. The real answer lies at being balanced. Those guys may be large but they are not falling down while swinging the bat.

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  523. 526 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    FBG: I found and earmarked the next New Amsterdam show but then I looked all over and couldn’t find where FOX was repeating the first episode. Hate to miss the premier. You would think they would give another time or two.

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  524. 527 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    yeptp…

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  525. 528 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    FBG, I think you may have hit on something there. Too comfortable. I don’t see Joe Torre putting up with the crap that AJ was pulling last year. He’s dealt with much, much bigger egos than Andruw’s and I can see him telling him how things are gonna be.

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  526. 529 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    He was too light to hit it out at 220 yet he was about 195 when he hit those two homers in the WS at age 19…I’d put my money on the off-balance explanation.

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  527. 530 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    It was a pretty decent show. Not great but it has potential. You might catch it on line. FX might also carry it. They aired a lot of the House programs on Friday nights during the season.

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  528. 531 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Maybe they have it online, SG?

    Gil, I don’t know that Manny’s that hefty. He just wears his uni 14 sizes too big. It is interesting watching him play LF though.

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  529. 532 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    mrgil Says:

    March 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    Yes, but he is are not playing centerfield either

    oh, the humanity! gil has been reading that other blog. journalist can tell. confess, gil. πŸ˜†

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  530. 533 Savannah Guy March 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks Gil. I was beginning to think my posts were invisible. G’nite… I’ll be gettin’ back to whatever I was gettin’ to.

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  531. 534 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I think it’s the kind of show that the story has to build over time. Good potential as you say. Cool concept, though.

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  532. 535 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Yeah, Manny could lose 5 or 10 pounds, but he’s not in the category of those others. He’s just an awkward fielder. He can damn sure hit the ball, though. FBG, please send me a red velvet cake. I have a cream cheese icing deficiency.

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  533. 536 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Manny is a big boy…. he just stands besides Big Papi a lot so he appears smaller. the thing about Manny that irks me is his habit of brushing his hat off with his right hand while he is running. An old Willie Mays trick…

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  534. 537 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I would if it would survive shipping, Grinch. You earned it chauffering me around Orlando.

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  535. 538 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    FBL… My mom has a saying… She says you can tame just about anything if you feed it long enough… πŸ™‚

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  536. 539 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    go ahead and send it flbravesgirl . . . grinch’s kitchen scored a 13 so a little shipping deterioration won’t mean a thing.

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  537. 540 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Shucks… I would settle for a Krispy Kream donut right now….

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  538. 541 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Nice avatar Gil.

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  539. 542 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    It only got to a 13 ’cause my mom came down last weekend. πŸ™‚

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  540. 543 mrgil March 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Okay… everybody has flown the coop so I guess I will watch the Simpsons… Later folks.

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  541. 544 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    jimmy, I have standards.

    Gil, so far I’ve fed him one cake & he was very sweet to me. Must be working. (Honestly, Grinch is one of my best friends. I don’t know that he’s tame-able.)

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  542. 545 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    yes, grinch is a good one. journalist knows that. is journalist to understand grinch ate an entire cake?

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  543. 546 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Not in one sitting, jimmy.

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  544. 547 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I should have said “only got UP TO a 13 ’cause she came down.”

    Awww, FBG; you’re gonna make me blush.

    Jimmy, I only acted delicate until she left. Then that cake was like a chunk of horsemeat to a Great White shark.

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  545. 548 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    yes, but an entire cake? red velvet? creamy icing? coconut? nougat center? what? nougat center? that is an old ugandan red velvet cake ingredient not often seen around hear. probably no nougat, right?

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  546. 549 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    performance enhancing nougat. run faster. jump higher. heal faster.

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  547. 550 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    jjs, he’s just rubbing it in now. πŸ™‚

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  548. 551 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Cream cheese pound cake, jimmy. I think he snagged a couple of Lew’s mini cheesecakes too.

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  549. 552 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    rubbing in the nougat? hmmm…. isn’t that how barry bonds started? πŸ˜†

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  550. 553 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Actually, it was a cream cheese pound cake. Chris, I’m not aware of its properties as a liniment. Therefore, I’m not rubbing it in. I assure you, it was eaten, and eaten so quickly it never knew what hit it.

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  551. 554 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Nougat is a gateway drug.

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  552. 555 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    jimmy smith has just fallen in love with a cnn anchor – lovely young lady. never seen this particular anchor before . . . must do some research and send a valentine.

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  553. 556 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Does this little blossom have a name jjs?

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  554. 557 journalist jimmy smith March 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    a name did not appear on the screen. jimmy smith will just call her blossom. for love blossoms. and now, jimmy smith will write some poetry.

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  555. 558 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Hmmm, what rhymes with “blossom”?

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  556. 559 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Third person poetry?

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  557. 560 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome? POSSUM? Oh the humanity!

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  558. 561 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome.

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  559. 562 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Buxom?

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  560. 563 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    πŸ˜† Chris! Possum πŸ˜†

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  561. 564 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    George Jones should not enter the equation.

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  562. 565 chrisklob March 5, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Boredom, bedlam, dumdum, threesome, gruesome, handsome, loathsome, nauseum, outcome, wholesome, winsome, yum-yum.

    Come on journalist jimmy smith, don’t let us down!

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  563. 566 Carolina Lady March 5, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    “I only acted delicate…” Can anyone visualize that??? 😯 πŸ˜†

    jimmy smith didn’t send this lady a valentine. FBG, did you get a valentine from jjs? Hmmm.

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  564. 567 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Here’s for threesome and yum-yum! Yes!

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  565. 568 morpheus45 March 5, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I forgot the whole valentine thing, but I HAVE recently told you you were beautiful, CL. πŸ™‚

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  566. 569 flbravesgirl March 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Nope, CL. I didn’t get any valentines.

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  567. 570 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Grinch, you’re forgiven.

    As for the other one, hmmmm, what do you think, FBG?

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  568. 571 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:08 am

    What did you expect, CL? jimmy is very fickle. He goes through ladyfriends like Grinch goes through beer.

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  569. 572 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 12:11 am

    You’re right with that, FBG! Though it does seem that 2 little valentines shouldn’t have been that much trouble, does it?

    I did get valentines from 2 others, though – both hysterically funny ecards and I still laugh over them!

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  570. 573 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I’m still waiting for some original journalist jimmy smith poetry about the “blossom” he discovered at CNN. taptaptaptaptaptap. Come on jjs, don’t disappoint us!

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  571. 574 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I need more hours in my day! Can’t get everything done and still get enough sleep before the dratted clock goes off again.

    Y’all have fun – See you tomorrow! πŸ™‚

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  572. 575 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:21 am

    ‘Night, CL!

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  573. 576 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:31 am

    We seem to have slowed to a snail’s pace here. Everyone’s waiting on jimmy.

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  574. 577 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 12:36 am

    and we’re waiting…………and waiting………..and waiting. Come on jimmy, do I have to do this myself?

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  575. 578 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Your mission, Agent Klob, should you choose to accept it, is to write a love poem for an unidentified woman on behalf of jimmy smith.

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  576. 579 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Or maybe someone else will accept the mission. Could be entertaining.

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  577. 580 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 12:53 am

    jimmy found a new blossom,
    thought she was really awesome,
    found out she was really a possum!

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  578. 581 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:55 am

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  579. 582 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 12:59 am

    I guess no one else feels inspired, Chris. Or maybe they’re all asleep. We’ll see if there’s any more romantic gems in the morning.

    Good night!

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  580. 583 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 1:01 am

    The Grinch sent no Valentine’s
    He said he had no time
    And with CL, he’s in a great bind.

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  581. 584 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 5:14 am

    My dearest blossom

    You remind me of a possum

    With you whiskers of gray

    won’t you come out to play

    Methinks it would be just awesome….

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  582. 585 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 5:15 am

    Yes, waste is a terrible thing to mind…..

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  583. 586 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 8:15 am

    carolina lady and flbravesgirl, please forgive jimmy smith! this journalist had the very best intentions of sending valentines this year but, unfortunately, jimmy smith was out on the curb awaiting a valentine delivery from carolina lady and could not send the appropriate valentine greetings from there. jimmy smith was told to wait there by the curb. so, journalist is sorry but wishes both carolina lady and flbravesgirl a happy valentines day. sorta late but can still ap-pre-ci-ate.

    rather than a poem, a song . . .

    blossom, clutch this journalist to your busom,
    know that this journalist is handsome,
    and blossom you are awesome,
    journalist’s thoughts are purely wholesome,
    ’cause jimmy smith is from cor-dele.

    sung to the tune of “ugandan blue-throated roller roundup.”

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  584. 587 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Better late than never jimmy.

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  585. 588 ssiscribe March 6, 2008 at 8:36 am

    FBG: Darlin’, now look what you’ve started πŸ™‚

    The boys came close in their no-no bid,
    But it wasn’t as exciting as when Sid slid.

    I just can’t wait for this season to start,
    The potential of this team warms my heart.

    But nothing can make the JJS grin,
    Then at day’s end, when he walks in his den.

    Flips on the TV and what does appear,
    But the glorious sight of eight tiny reindeer.

    (Eight tiny reindeer? Damn, wrong poem.)

    Your eyes sparkle and your sweet lips move,
    As you give us the news of gloom and doom.

    (Hey, she does work for CNN, right?)

    Might the two of your run for Uganda’s border,
    Or will she do as Diane (remember? restraining order)?

    The blog waits to see what will transpire,
    when Blossom is enveloped by love’s true fire.

    And if CNN security turns Jimmy away,
    At least we’re getting close to opening day.

    –30–

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  586. 589 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Nice one scribe!

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  587. 590 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 8:59 am

    journalist jimmy smith’s soliloquy:

    But soft! what light through yonder TV breaks?
    It is CNN, and Blossom is the sun!–
    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious blue worm,
    Who is already sick and pale with grief,
    That Fox News art far more fair than CNN:
    Be not her maid, since she is fair and balanced;
    Her possum is but sick and green,
    And none but and idiots do wear it; cast it off.–
    It is my Blossum; O, it is my love!
    O, that she knew she were!–
    She speaks, yet she says nothing: wattup with that?
    Her eye discourses, I will answer it.–
    I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
    Two of the fairest stars in all Cordele,
    Having some pie, do entreat her stomach
    To twinkle in its lining till they return.
    What if her toes were there, they on her foot?
    The brightness of her toes would shame those stars,
    As daylight doth a TV; her eyes in CNN
    Would through the airy network stream so bright
    That seals would sing and think it were not night.–
    See how she leans her nose upon her hand!
    O that she wore a glove upon that hand,
    That I might not be queasy!

    πŸ˜‰

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  588. 591 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 9:02 am

    yes, very nice. very nice indeed. but can’t dance to it.

    jimmy smith may send blossom a canned ham. journalist thing.

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  589. 592 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 9:06 am

    G’morning, all… 😎

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  590. 593 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 9:07 am

    oh, the humanity! journalist will surely win blossom over with all this help.

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  591. 594 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Poetry day on the blog, huh? Well, my poetic talents are even worse than my essayist’s skills, but I’ll try.

    What inspired this amorous rhyme?
    Two parts vodka, one part lime.

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  592. 595 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 9:32 am

    journalist must go to a meeting now. poems are all good. savannah is in 5th place right now until something else comes in. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    cnn . . . could be a liberal, huh? pretty, though.

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  593. 596 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Two parts vodka, one part lime.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing, Mr. Chianti head. πŸ™‚

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  594. 597 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

    jjs; I sent a girlfriend a ham one time with less than stellar results. ‘Course the card “Was just thinking of you” could have been better thought out.

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  595. 598 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Two parts vodka, one part lime.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing

    Too much lime…

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  596. 599 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 9:38 am

    And jjs, here is one Klobbers wife sent to him:

    Kind, intelligent, loving and hot.
    This describes everything you are not. πŸ˜€

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  597. 600 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 9:41 am

    jjs: Hear is a bit of friendly advice…

    Check out this link to see what NOT to do…

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  598. 601 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 9:45 am

    This one didn’t do well, either.

    Your love was beautiful and it brought me peace
    But I only slept with you because I was peesed.

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  599. 602 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 9:57 am

    jjs, how about this:

    Blossom, oh Blossom, on CNN,
    How I love the clothes you’re in.
    I would love them even more
    If they were on my bedroom floor.

    Waddaya think?

    Sure to be removed by CL…

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  600. 603 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

    The question is-Could you dance to anything? Or is it just that one song you have trouble with? Since I have all the grace of a wounded Water Buffalo or a hippo with an arthritic condition, the song is immaterial. I got no rhythm, but plenty of blues.

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  601. 604 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 10:06 am

    “Sure to be removed by CL…” Raisins; I think I would re-phrase that considering just where you went in the lines above. πŸ™„

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  602. 605 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 10:09 am

    The Water Buffalo song courtesy of VeggieTales

    Everybody’s got a water buffalo
    Yours is fast but mine is slow
    Oh, where do you get them I don’t know
    But everyone’s got a water buffaloooooo…
    I took my buffalo to the store
    Got his head stuck in the door
    Spilled some lima beans on the floor
    Oh everybody’s got a water buffaloooooo…

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  603. 606 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Quick! Someone call 911. A chimpanzee has broken in to Raisin’s place and is banging on his ‘puter keys.

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  604. 607 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Y’all have come up with some great lines! πŸ™‚

    Sure to be removed by CL…
    Don’t think you quite meant this the way it ended up! πŸ˜†

    Will get Grinch’s lead up later this afternoon – kinda busy here this morning.

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  605. 608 ssiscribe March 6, 2008 at 10:29 am

    VOR: Wow! That’s classic, man!! Love it.

    The poetry is not complete until Ye ol Grinch gives it a shot. Come on dude, put down the school books and the Falcons’ depth chart for a minute and write Jimmy something he can score with …

    Huh-huh-huh. I said score … (Soon to be removed by CL as well … oh, the humanity!).

    In other news, I’m nearly done setting up my garage. Got more Braves stuff than even I remembered having. Looks cool. Found some really neat stuff, coffee mugs and coasters and the like. Also found a bunch of old newspaper stories I wrote way back in the day (first interleague game vs. the O’s in 97; some Series stuff from 99; Big Cat’s homer on opening day in 2000; Rocker’s demotion that summer, etc.). Kinda cool to look back at that stuff, though I must confess I greatly enjoy the role I play now as a fan and a blogger.

    Fish need a-fryin. Somebody wake up Bob in time for Glavine and D-Train from Lakeland this afternoon.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  606. 610 ssiscribe March 6, 2008 at 10:31 am

    And of course, I meant merely the post’s reference to clothes hitting the floor to be removed, not anything else being removed

    Git ur minds outta da gutter πŸ™‚

    Later, denizens.

    –30–

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  607. 611 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 10:37 am

    CL… that article, which of course only spells out what we all knew anyway, has caused a pain in my stomach lining. I think I am becoming queasy.

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  608. 612 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I knew you boys had it in ya! Scribe, just the idea of Grinch writing love poems is funny.

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  609. 613 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 10:46 am

    That link was forwarded to me by one of our friends here – and I’m glad he did. (Pepto may be helpful.) πŸ™‚

    OK – morning break (2nd cup of coffee) over. Back to stuff. 😦

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  610. 614 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    That is sickening CL.

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  611. 615 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 10:57 am

    CL; Nothing wrong with those folks that a diet of mushroom clouds wouldn’t cure.

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  612. 616 Hillbilly March 6, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Grinches love poems might have the potential to remsemble Andrew Dice Clay’s Nursery Rhymes……..Not to be trifled with.

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  613. 617 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Surrogate Love Poems? Oh!!The Cyrano-ness of it all.

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  614. 618 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 11:19 am

    As a matter of fact, that wouldn’t be a bad way to go out. Taking a Slim Pickens-type ride(Dr Strangelove)into Tehran. Wah hoo!

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  615. 619 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 11:24 am

    One more poem and then I’m leaving(promise)for a while.

    I’d love to feel your warm embrace,
    but don’t take that sack off your face.

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  616. 620 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 11:24 am

    It just occurred to me that we haven’t heard from Berigan since yesterday when he got all the advice about his sleep problems. I wonder if we bored him so badly that he’s been sleeping since then?

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  617. 621 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Well, then we helped him.

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  618. 622 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Or is that Cyrano-ity?

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  619. 623 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Surrogate for Berigan:

    I see your face when I am dreaming,
    that’s why I always wake up screaming.

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  620. 624 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Jimmy has a new crush on a cute CNN newsgirl

    Now he writes songs and pines to give her a whirl.

    Mr. Fly has advice for a journalist stuck in Cordele

    Just attract her attention with a beet writing seal.

    She may be a little blossom and good TV anchor

    but if Ms Lane hears she’ll surely wanna spank’er.

    So take it from Fly on pretty blossoms and such,

    multiple peaches and oranges takes a soft touch.

    If you move too fast and don’t follow her cues

    You might become just a story on Headline News.

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  621. 625 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Mr. Fly is good at this. Must be how he charms all his ladyfriends.

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  622. 626 berigan2electricboogaloo March 6, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    There once was a man from Nantucket,
    ____ _________ _____ ____________,
    ___ ___ ____ ______ ____ _____ ___,
    ____ _________ _____ ____________,
    ___ ___ ____ ______ ____ _____ ___,
    ____ _________ _____ ____________

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  623. 627 berigan2electricboogaloo March 6, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Paladin must have hacked into my account!!! 😑
    Fortunately for me, I have bad word remover 2008!

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  624. 628 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Jimmy… you are not referring to Campbell Brown are you?

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  625. 629 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    My back deck (which was supposed to come down this summer and should have been dismantled two years ago) caved in under the weight of all the snow. It has been so bad, my landlord has spent all his time shoveling rooves to keep THEM from collapsing.

    They are now having to truck snow away from houses and have it dumped in empty fields-there is so much that they can no longer plow driveways because there is no more room to push the snow.

    There are Vermont natives who claim they have not seen snow in these amounts their entire fifty year lives. Much more is scheduled for March and could continue through much of June. This has approached insane levels. I’d wish for it all to melt, but that will just cause flooding. Oh!!!The Humanity.

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  626. 630 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    JJS can have any anchor he wants, ‘cept Kiran Chetry! Even preggers, she is beeyoutiful!

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  627. 631 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Must be global warming.

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  628. 632 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I think Andy Rooney is kinda cute, myself.

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  629. 633 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Say, Lew, can you send some of that snow down here and dump it in Lake Lanier?

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  630. 634 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Wow Lew!!! Glad no one was on or under it!!!! Florida must look like a swell place to live right about now…

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  631. 635 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Speaking of wintry mix: Raisins is your new avatar a fancy snow shovel?

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  632. 636 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    It’s called an Axe, Paladin! πŸ˜›

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  633. 637 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    In all seriousness, urgent prayers are needed.

    News partially taken from today’s Beaufort Gazette: just found out my friend and associate, Liz Calvert and her husband John Calvert were reported missing earlier this week. The Calverts were last seen at a meeting on Monday night at Harbour Town in Hilton Head, SC.

    Late Wednesday night, more than a half-dozen detectives were still working the case, chasing down “anyone and everyone” who might have information on the couple, said Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, who led the late-night effort. Officers interviewed family members, friends and business associates.

    The couple’s disappearance, Tanner said, is “raising eyebrows.” “This is suspicious because no one has had any contact with them in the past couple of days, which is in unlike the Calverts because they’re active in the community,” Tanner said. “Right now the only thing we can say are there are definitely suspicions here.” “We’re trying to find a reason for all of this,” Tanner said. “Right now, there’s no explanation for it.”

    Please pray for the safe return of Liz and John Calvert and also keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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  634. 638 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Eeeek, paladin! Hush your mouth! That is my numero uno guitar. It is a 1990 Fender Stratocaster with custom wiring and electronics including a genuine 1968 Gibson PAF.

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  635. 639 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    SG: Your friends and their families are in my prayers…

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  636. 640 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    SG, that is a terrible story. Certainly my prayers go out to them and their families as well.

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  637. 641 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    SG-That is absolutely terrible. I’ll float some positve energy out there. Hope it helps.

    Berigan-I re-sent the email. Hope it went through this time. I could have written two drafts for a book on those posts. Let me know if you receive it or not. If not, I’ll just give you my phone number and you can write it down while I dictate the info.

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  638. 642 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    SG. I saw that story on TV earlier today, very sorry to hear about this! Thoughts and prayers for them and their family…..

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  639. 643 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Lew, got it this time!!! Thanks again! Just wrote a long winded response back…and since I am surprise, surprise….sleep deprived….it won’t make a whole lot of sense.

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  640. 644 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks guys. Didn’t mean to rain on the parade or cause a downer but this is urgent and I know first hand that prayer works. Positive energy is helpful too. The situation is extremely strange. The Calverts are pretty well off, so I have a suspicion they were kidnapped. Some sort of foul play is at hand.

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  641. 645 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Berigan- I just emailed a couple more tips that might help. I understand about the shoe sizes-I wear a 13 EEEE in Asics and a 12 EEEE in New Balance. Not everyone carries the wider ones. Keene and Merrill are also gereat shoes that do not trifle with toes, but do not make EEEE widths, unfortunately.

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  642. 646 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Grinch… calling Grinch… πŸ˜€

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  643. 647 Hillbilly March 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Journalist Jimmy,
    I’m beginning to wonder about you:

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  644. 648 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Now, now HB, blossom has since…blossomed since the 90’s….checked out some of the comments…oh to hear people talk about the 90’s as simpler times…how they miss them and all that….makes me feel really old…

    Of course I feel really old since I have been up since midnight! I did sleep most of yesterday away(I know people were waiting with baited breath for the sleep 411 πŸ˜‰ ) was up for 4 hours, then slept one more hour. Man, even at half speed, you can get a lot done when you don’t sleep the morning away! I went to the bank, target, pet smart, the Gym, big lots…all before noon….

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  645. 649 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    SG; Prayers and positive energy at your disposal and for your dispersal.

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  646. 650 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Why is it when I am still up, everyone goes away??? I will sleep, and see 100 new posts like I saw last night…. 😦

    Lew, my feet measure 12 1/2….and you will know better than most that they don’t make 12 1/2, or 13 1/2 size shoes! Plus, my feet are so wide I end up getting 14’s!!!!! And they don’t wiggle….

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  647. 651 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I’m on the outside lookin’ in today, fellas… Got alot of work that I’m trying to plow through… 😐

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  648. 652 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Berigan; A nap of 1 hour is allowed but if you sleep longer than that you can’t expect to sleep soundly at night. Remember: A nap is an adjunct, not a substitute.

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  649. 653 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Berigan, it’s even hard to find 14’s a lot of the time. Whenever I go to get new shoes I generally ask or look to see what shoe they have in 14 rather than look at the selection of styles first. Much faster that way.

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  650. 654 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    journalist has not been right since reading about diane lane spanking blossom. that is too much for jimmy smith to process right now. journalist must take a long walk.

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  651. 655 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Is this a bad time to say I wear a 10 and can find them anywhere?

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  652. 656 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Klobber; you and Berigan need to go to a blacksmith to get shoed in those sizes. πŸ˜€

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  653. 657 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    but Paladin, I have slept one hour in the last….let me think…ow…..19 hours! That hour of sleep was my nap! It’s time to sleep for 7 hours like I did yesterday…creepy to wake up after the sun has set….such a nice day, I hate to go to bed….

    Lew, would it be cruel to mention there are buds on several trees, and we have the windows open???? Around 70….not a cloud in the sky…..Of course it will be only in the upper 40’s tomorrow with a low in the 20’s Friday night(Or is that Saturday night they said that?) goodbye buds!!!…but that’s March in the ATL!

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  654. 658 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    jjs; I read in the US Today fishwrap the other day that spankings affect sexuality in later life. I don’t believe it. I love to be spanked.

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  655. 659 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    SG, that is scary. Sending hope & good vibes your way.

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  656. 660 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    What are y’all, a bunch of sasquatches?

    Sir Knight, that was a little too much information for me.

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  657. 661 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Chris, you too??? Gee, when I was younger, and could get by with 13’s I had trouble finding them! Now everyone and their brother seems to be 6’4 and you see a few 15’s…but still few of the big shoes in stores. I got REALLY lucky with the Asics I wear now(Need to replace them) They were in the bargain section!!! There are never large shoes in the bargain section, but there were that day…$29.99! Shoulda bought a lottery ticket that day….

    VOR, 10’s eh??? No problem finding them you say??? Aren’t you the guy who says he sleeps great all the time as well??? πŸ˜•

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  658. 662 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Berigan; I’m not a Doctor and didn’t even play one on TV so I probably should shut up, but I’ve been there. It’s very tough but you have to discipline your body and mind. Your body, right now, doesn’t know when it is nap time and when it is nighty night time. Here is what I did:
    I set myself a time to go to bed and a time to get up. And I set a nap time. At first, no exceptions. Yes, I lay there for more nights than I like to count, but I finally got on schedule. Mine, obviously, would not work for you. But, when this first started, I was probably about your age and still working. But, pills are not the answer. I tried them all, including melatonin. Nothing. Good luck fella, it ain’t going to be easy, but it can be done.

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  659. 663 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Berigan…. One of the problems you will discover is that most shoes are now made in Asia. They tend to be narrow even if they are marked as wides. I wear a 12 EEE just so it will compensate even though my foot is a 10 1/2.. If I buy too narrow a shoe, my feet will cramp and no one is happy then…

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  660. 664 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Just joshing, FBG. Sorry if I offended. 😳

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  661. 665 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    yep, raisins is rubbing in the nougat, berigan. with a ugandan diet berigan could improve berigan’s health. hartebeest steak and eggs from the shoebill. much like a shrimp sandwich only not alike. jimmy smith would take sleeping lessons on this blog only from journalist bob who naps in and out of the tub.

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  662. 666 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks Paladin….I think I am on the road to straightening it out….usually not this hard though….I usually have to stay up one day on little sleep, have a few 10 pm to 3-4 am days, and then a “Normal” sleep pattern emerges….I will likely sleep in even later today…just don’t like the days to getting there….then I will screw things up in a few weeks staying up too late, and will have to make sure I go to bed at a reasonable hour the next night….sorta like falling off the wagon I guess….but, I don’t drink or do heroin, so it’s not the worst thing I could do to myself…

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  663. 667 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Headline on the Roadrunner home page: “Men who share housework may get more sex”. Gentlemen, start your vacuums/ washing machines/ dishwashers.

    See y’all later.

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  664. 668 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Sounds kinky to me. πŸ™‚

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  665. 669 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Uh Paladin-That’s a bit too much information, Dude.

    Berigan-No blooming trees are a good thing (not so sure about blooming onions, but that’s something else altogether). Unfortunately there will be no blooming trees here for a couple more months-That whole thing about April showers and May flowers is not applicable to northern New England.

    I have trouble finding 13 Wide shoes. I don not want to contemplate size 14 availability. Luckily, there’s a store across the river in New Hampshire that if they do not have them in stock will get them. Also, being in New Hampshire, there is no sales tax on anything.

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  666. 670 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Yes FBG… but I don’t like sex with men…. Not that there is anything wrong with that….. πŸ™‚

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  667. 671 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    It seems that my Freudian “humor” has offended the Lewster, too. My apologies, sir.

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  668. 672 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    FBG-I do all the cooking, cleaning and dish washing. Nuff said.

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  669. 673 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Morning, all! Diane Lane being spanked by any reasonably good looking woman sounds like fun to me. Is it just me, or did I have several posts deleted last night? I got pretty trashed after 1 or so; if I offended anyone I apologize.

    VOR, that sounds like a sweet setup. A PAF in a strat, huh? How do you keep that from sounding muddy? Interesting idea if it works (which I assume it does). My only axe at the moment is a Jeff Hanneman sig. series ESP, with EMG pickups and a Kahler Flyer tremolo. Crunch, crunch, crunch. πŸ™‚

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  670. 674 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Paladin-You did not offend me, I assure you. It’s just that I’m an impressionable artist with too vivid an imagination that leads to bizarre visuals. It was just more than I needed to know. However, what you do behind closed doors, etc. It just ain’t none of my business.

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  671. 675 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Yowch, Lew; with all the accompanying sex when do you have time to blog?

    SG, my thoughts are with them.

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  672. 676 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Today, this is the braves and sex blog!!! 😯 Even sweet and innocent Fbg put gas on the fire! πŸ˜›

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  673. 677 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Lew; I’ll remember: Don’t ask. Don’t tell. πŸ™‚

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  674. 678 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    But, peek every chance you get.

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  675. 679 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve heard of dropping names but grinch and raisins are dropping letters, numbers and symbols on us. For y’all’s sake, I hope SOMEBODY knows what all of that means. BTW, do either of you play an instrument? πŸ˜€

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  676. 680 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Sorry, Paladin; we’re both priests of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and those are secret greetings. Either that, or we’re talking about electric guitars.

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  677. 681 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Grinch: A quick hit before I make my Thursday hike back to civilization for rehearsal. The PAF sounds really sweet because my evil genius brother, who has custom wired every guitar I own, has placed some thingie in line with another thingie to roll some of the mids off. It’s pure PAF with a mid scoop. Interestingly, though, I play the DiMarzio Fat Strat in the neck position most often. My current lineup is as follows:

    Fender Stratocaster w/ Gibson PAF, DiMarzio HS2, DiMarzio FS1
    Fender Telecaster with 2 Duncan Quarter Pounders
    Kramer Pacer (from 1980) with a GFS PAF and original Floyd Rose
    Ibanez JS100 upgraded to JS1000 specs
    Ibanez Jet King 1
    Univox ES-335
    Washburn DC-10 acoustic/electric
    1932 National tri-cone Resonator (under restoration)

    Gotta go,
    C-ya –>

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  678. 682 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Sweet. Most of my collection disappeared back when I had a drug problem. The one I just mentioned and a Takamine accoustic are the only ones left.

    I’ll trade you a hamburger Tuesday for that Resonator today…:-)

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  679. 683 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Oh, yeah; and my trusty 1951 Martin ukulele, that needs a good luthier.

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  680. 684 Voice of Raisins March 6, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    That resonator was a gift from a very dear and close friend. It is very valuable… I didn’t realize it when he gave it to me. He said he wanted it to “stay in the family and be played.” So, it will. I really can’t wait to get it finished so I can play it.

    OK, gone until after midnight.

    Later πŸ˜€

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  681. 685 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Okay, then; TWO hamburgers. With cheese.

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  682. 687 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Yeah, I’d already seen that…amazing, no? Never was a big George Harrison fan, but some great remakes have been made of that one.

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  683. 688 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    GRINCH’S NEW LEAD IS UP

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  684. 689 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Klobber; you and Berigan need to go to a blacksmith to get shoed in those sizes.

    I wish it were that easy!

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