27: Idylls (and idols) of Spring, and their subterranean counterparts

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by The Grinch

PALMETTO, GA – Spring, as a season, is traditionally about new beginnings. Metaphorically, mythologically, and even literally (don’t forget about all the various forms of flora and fauna that reappear). Even I become bored with my latest batch of stolen presents around the beginning of April. There comes a time when I stand at the edge of Grinch Mountain, reduced from my winter fasting, shed my scaly winter skin like a snake and emerge a smoother, younger Grinch with slightly lighter, glossier plumage. I celebrate by sacrificing a few young maidens (they flock to the mountain in droves), cracking a beer and turning on TBS. Well, at least until TBS decided “Raymond” reruns were a better idea than the Braves.

Anyhoo, every new baseball season also brings with it a new crop of young children as fans; kids who learn from their fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, how incredibly important and wonderful baseball is and it becomes an integral part of their lives for the first time. Ballplayers aren’t lucky or greedy or mean or business-first to them, or even real people. They’re heroes. Genuine heroes that are looked up to as tiny gods. Do you all remember what that felt like in its pure, unadulterated form? The players know this too (though not as many as used to, alas), and many go out of their way to make a little gesture to kids knowing how important it is to their young lives. Watching it happen over and over on the faces of children on tv and at the ballpark are some of my favorite reasons for watching.

Thus I attended my first Spring Training camp this year at the tender age of 34, expecting to see lots of parents and kids down there getting autographs and sharing magical moments. I was not disappointed in this; there was many a kind ballplayer or coach, and many a happy child (and happy parents)…I could list
a number of scenes that were positively heartwarming.

However, everything was almost ruined on my last day by a large number of truly reprehensible people that made the entire experience almost collapse for everyone else. A bunch of thirty and forty-something businessmen shoved their way through the decent folk and spent the day making everyone’s lives miserable. They kept calling out to the players such gems as
“Hey, we paid twelve bucks to get in here, you guys gonna come over here and sign or what,” and “You know how freakin’ long we drove to get down here?” If those weren’t helpful enough, they finally started insulting Bobby while he was trying to observe batting practice, calling his intelligence, strategy and
morals into question quite loudly then demanding he come over and sign. When Bobby finally responded “I can’t right this minute, I’m trying to do my job” they responded “Job? You call this a job? We work 50-odd hours a week for 30 grand a year, now THAT’s a job.” Etc. Finally, the very mild mannered old man watching the gate came over and asked them to please tone it down. When a few players actually came over to sign anyway, these guys had stuff ready and charged to the front, knocking parents and kids alike out of the way. (One of them stepped on my foot to get in between me and McCann while his buddy glared at me from behind a camera tripod he was holding like a bat in case I made a move, forcing me to pack up and walk off before I started a riot).

I found out from others later that these guys had been around recruiting kids to go forward and get balls signed, then bring them back for 10 bucks. Another guy managed to track down Hank (who was trying not to be seen), got his autograph anyway, then got ANGRY because he’d signed in sharpie.

Now, I’m no stranger to ugly people, and normally this wouldn’t have bothered me, but it was all in front of the kids. Kids of parents who’d taken off work and come from long ways off to experience something special might remember those %$^#s instead of what they were meant to.

These kind of people, greedy players like Tex and A-Rod, greedy owners who do things like change TBS’ format (trust me, this move alone will reduce the Braves’ popularity around the country by a large margin), irresponsible owners who fling ridiculous contracts at players that throw everything else off
balance, Scot Boras (who needs no introduction), $7 beers, $6 hot dogs, $3 bottled water, etc…all this is leading towards the destruction of yet another sport I love (I officially held a funeral for NASCAR in 2002, and boxing died 10 years earlier).

I’m sure that we all have a huge number of fond baseball memories (many of which have been shared on this blog already) and I for one have no desire to see this get any worse. If (and that’s a very, very big if) I ever have any Grinchlets, I want to take the same pride in introducing something pure and wonderful to them as was done for me at an early age without
having to explain all the disgusting stuff that has risen to the surface of the sport like a bloated corpse in a sewer drain.

What can be done? Anything?

Or do we just let it’s distilled essence deteriorate gradually and eventually fade into dust like so many sepia-toned heroes of the past?

~Grinch~

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664 Responses to “27: Idylls (and idols) of Spring, and their subterranean counterparts”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    What a post, Grinch! Thanks for the insights and thoughts!

    What a shame that such behavior is every where you look. How about a certain blog? It’s those same people. Business men?? Still boorish, rude and inexcusable behavior. Everywhere. Who raised these people?? Oh, the mind set!

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  2. 2 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Nice job Grinch. I’ve seen guys like that too and they disgust me. As an autograph collector, I am ashamed to be associated with people such as them. They are the guys that make the genuine collectors look bad and make the players NOT want to sign for anyone — children included.

    By the way, was Robert in that group? I can only imagine him leaning over the railing shouting, “Hey Donk, when you get your finger out of your nose would you come over and sign? And bring your own pen, wouldya!

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  3. 3 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I have always lived by the credo that it is better to be boorish than boring. Not really. I hate rudeness, in any form. If I seem rude on here it is because the twinkle is not bright enough to be seen over cyber-miles. Anyway, I was raised to say please, thank you, excuse me and all the other civilities of civilization. When I began to see sons sitting with their Mothers in a restaurant wearing a hat, I knew the barbarians were amongst us. That is one of the reasons I moved out here in the country. It is not like the good ole days, but it is a whole lot nearer than in Hotlanta. I’m still a fan, but thankfully not a resident.

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  4. 4 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Well done Grinch. Truth well told.

    The TBS’s, the can’t-get-enough players, owners, agents and the boorish fans all have a symbiotic relationship and they each contribute to an ugly side of not just baseball but society.

    To enjoy sports… like much of life today, we’ll occasionally put blinders on. Speaking up like you did in your post will be the eventual solution. By the way, when you have Grinchlets, it is they who will be signing autographs. They will be the attraction. Hey, the world is going green anyway.

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  5. 5 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Leftover uke stuff from last blog:

    Grinch, I used to play (try to play) guitar but was led astray by other pursuits. Still get a hankering now and then. Been considering a Ukelele. But then, I’d probably break it eventually trying to hit some old Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend or Keith Richards licks. Maybe a new stereo would be better.

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  6. 6 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    MULLIGAN: When I began to see sons wearing hats sitting with their Mothers in a restaurant, I knew the barbarians were amongst us.

    I also hate sloppy English and penmanship.

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  7. 7 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Gotta run… back later.

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  8. 8 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Much more yuke and I will puke. Now I’m back in form.

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  9. 9 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I HEARD THAT MISTER!!!!! You kill me pal. Now runnin’……….

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  10. 10 Salty March 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    jimmy smith would take sleeping lessons on this blog only from journalist bob who naps in and out of the tub.

    jimmy…Bob, J just multi-tasks…ideally without the laptop plugged in as well! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  11. 11 Salty March 6, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Grinch…I almost wish you had started the riot…perhaps the silent majority would have taken the cue and kicked those cretins into an alternate universe. OK, maybe not literally, but ‘mean people suck’! You really struck a cord…very well done! Grinchsters will definitely benefit…when the time comes! Again, super job!

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  12. 12 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    “Or do we just let itโ€™s distilled essence deteriorate gradually and eventually fade into dust like so many sepia-toned heroes of the past?”

    journalist wept.

    that’s right, jimmy smith could only cry after reading this mark davis-esque prose from the grinch. beautiful. mark davis should fear having the grinch in town.

    still thinking about diane lane and blossom . . . going for another walk.

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  13. 13 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Actually I have a uke. A baritone uke(tenor guitar)very much like the one played by Nick Reynolds of the Kingston Trio. “Hang down your head, Tom Dooley, hang down your head and cry”. “Scotch and Soda, gigger of gin, oh what a spot you got me in”. I also played the tenor banjo, but strokes took that away, too. I don’t understand much about music these days, but I was on the cutting edge in the 60s and 70s. That’s 19– you smart asses. But, the banjo and my voice, such as it was, was a part of a functioning Barbershop Quartet. We weren’t real good but we were chick magnets and what else counts? ๐Ÿ™„

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  14. 14 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    like a seal chick magnet?

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  15. 15 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    My lips are sealed.

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  16. 16 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks, y’all. Although I sent an entirely different title than that which I thought to be much more interesting, it must have been inappropriate. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jimmy, I appreciate the gesture but comparing me to the great Mark Davis is like comparing a Hallmark card to “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Methinks you mock me, sir.

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  17. 17 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Paladin, my uke was handed down to me from my father, who saved his pennies and bought it new as a kid. His father played Hawiian steel guitar for WSB radio back in the 20’s. I just deafen my neighbors and run wildlife out of the woods.

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  18. 18 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Somebody Od(ed) on Grecian Urn? Is that a new kind of crack?

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  19. 19 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    All this frivolity makes me think of ww aka BraveHeart. Has anybody seen him lately? That makeup kiss Lew gave him must have been the kiss of death. And where-fore-art Bay Area Steve?

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  20. 20 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    OK, my title’s about to be changed.

    I wouldn’t suggest smoking an urn.

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  21. 21 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Boy, do I ever owe Grinch a huge apology! I didn’t realize that the Subject line of the email was the intended headline. Corrected with abject apologies to The Green One! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  22. 22 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    remember the name joe borchard. and blossom, remember blossom.

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  23. 23 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    grinch, did the autograph seekers let bobby hold the ball? worth more with a — or without?

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  24. 24 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    nope, not —.

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  25. 25 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    oh, the humanity! carolina lady is gonna be steamed.

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  26. 26 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    what can the banned word be? polonius? american league? and grinch, davis-esque is a compliment. must tune in cnn and see if blossom is on tonight. should have learned blossom’s real name but was tired and went to bed even though jimmy smith requires no sleep.

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  27. 27 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    taptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptap taptapedytaptap…taptap

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  28. 28 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    spring training makes no difference. decisions are already made. bet on it. and was somebody dealing with a cold ringfinger today? hope jair jurjens doesn’t catch cold ringfinger from somebody. and now, cnn . . . oh, the liberality!

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  29. 29 lew614 March 6, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Every word The Grinch said is absolute truth. I was two feet over when it happened. Only thing he missed was I saw them do the thing with the kids the week earlier. They were all wearing Mets’ regalia. Typical. Unfortunate, but typical. It is the reason that I will never sell another piece of artwork that has a player’s signature on it. I’ll give them away or hang it on my wall, but never will I sell one-and I won’t even tell you how much I’ve turned down for my autographed Chipper Jones’ bat

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  30. 30 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    tap, tap, tap, goes the little hammer . . .

    jimmy smith will have to be away for a time so if jimmy smith is banned while jimmy smith is away will some blogger please let jimmy smith knoe?

    that carolina lady is something else! great blog, carolina lady! can’t wait to get hear each morning and read this blog. please acknowledge this journalist soon. http://www.journalistjimmysmith.com

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  31. 31 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    $70? plus the bat. hmm… $119?

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  32. 32 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Grinch’s story reminds me of when I was at Dodgers ST a few years ago. Hideo Nomo was there and about five of us stopped him and asked him to sign. He started signing and some moron in Mets gear starts talking trash about some game winning grand slam Nomo had given up to the Mets a few years ago. What and idiot! I was ready to kick him across Holmann stadium. Thankfully, I don’t think Nomo understood enough English to be ticked off.

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  33. 33 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    You should never feel the urge to apologize to me, CL; the work you do here causes great joy for people of leisure (I.E. slackards and losers) everywhere. Now, if you’re really feeling that bad about it, you could let me take you out to dinner…:-)

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  34. 34 mrgil March 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    And Grinch throws down the gauntlet… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post by the way, I am amazed at how easily you folks manage to churn out Kelly worthy prose….

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  35. 35 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Carolina Lady, Grinch will take you to dinner and open car doors and restaurant doors and pull chairs out for the Lady to sit and will not burp after dinner and serenade you with heavy metal songs and all will be done with such a gentlemanly manner. He will pour your no-caffeine Diet Coke so that there is no fizz to make you sneeze. He just got back from spring gentleman training where his skills were polished and he received high marks. Just be careful slow dancing… uh, those feet. You know.

    Grinch had a headline changed? But the headline is goodโ€ฆ like it. Maybe the original is better though. Weโ€™ll just see about that when it pops back up. Hate to lose a nice word like subterranean. Itโ€™s an illustrative wordโ€ฆ like primordial or cretinous, plus they all describe your typical Met fan so well. Lew would know this well and may freely add them to his troll repertoire.

    Just in case the headline gets changed, hereโ€™s a subterranean counterpart of the good homesick blues kind.

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  36. 36 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Be careful Carolina Lady… Grinch almost let a door slam on me at spring training in Florida but he didn’t mean to. Red Velvet cake in one hand and opening the door for FBG with the other… he was distracted. That, plus the big green eyebrows. Many obstructions.

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  37. 37 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    My autograph is available
    without any hassle
    Particularly to you “ladies”
    with an active tassel.

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  38. 38 morpheus45 March 6, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you kindly, MrGil.

    SG, you are looking at the original; it has been changed.

    Time for food.

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  39. 39 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I keep movin’. Don’t let no flies grow on me. One or two cooters, but who’s countin’?

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  40. 40 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    When Grinches are really hungry, do they eat their young? Where is the Wititopeka Widget when we need him?

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  41. 41 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    My feelings for you no words can tell,
    Except for maybe, “Go to hell”.

    If you people won’t talk to me I’ll just go check on the Falcons. Bye.

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  42. 42 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    And now baseball, here’s a list of Mets position players and their various ailments. This is from foxsports.com. Enjoy!

    Normally I don’t feel bad for the Mets – and now is no exception, but today they added Moises Alou to the list of injured Met players, sending him back to NY for an MRI on what WFAN in New York is reporting as a possible torn groin (which always makes me shudder).

    Just take a look at what’s going on with the Mets only two weeks into the spring:

    Jose Reyes (SS) …….. healthy
    Luis Castillo (2B) …….. OUT — knees
    David Wright (3B) ……..healthy
    Carlos Beltran (CF) ….. OUT — knees
    Carlos Delgado (1B) …. OUT — hip
    Moises Alou (LF) ………OUT — groin
    Ryan Church (RF) ……..OUT– concussion
    Brian Schneider (C) ……OUT — hamstring
    Johan Santana (LHP) … pitching today, so presumably OK

    Now let’s look at the projected bench, too:
    Ramon Castro (C) ……….. healthy
    Ruben Gotay (SS) ………. OUT — ankle
    Damion Easley (INF/OF) .. OUT — ankle
    Endy Chavez (OF) ……….. OUT — hamstring/ankle
    Marlon Anderson …………. OUT — bruised chest

    Throw in El Duque who has yet to pitch this spring because he’s old and Pedro who has as much chance of making 30 starts as Carrot Top has of winning an Oscar and this is not looking good for the Mets right now. Though it is early and maybe they’ll get through this early – but given their age and lack of depth I highly doubt it.

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  43. 43 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Oh dear, I think I may have just discovered why Mr. Fly seems to be everywhere and knows everything!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/03/06/scirobot106.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

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  44. 44 Carolina Lady March 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    jimmy smith! Dog house. Now.

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  45. 45 paladin2008 March 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    jimmy smith, you used to be the cat’s meow but you are in the dog house now. (Someone country) hope you don’t require much sleep ’cause that wet hay don’t sleep too well. I’m off to a warm dry(for now) bed. C ya’ll tomorrow.

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  46. 46 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Mr. Chris, no no no sirree… I am no bionic fly. I am a mutant fly. It all started one day when me and my buddy… ahh, you know, the Telepod and all. I just know so much because I have many mutant parents. E=MC2… see? Pie are square… see? To be or not to be… see? Like that, it just comes out.

    BUT BUT BUT… the military did ask me to consult on those icky little creatures you linked. (not a single human gene amongst the whole lot). Paid handsomely it did. That’s good. There are so many blossom dinners and so and so.

    Uh oh uh oh… jimmy smith used the “B” word and has been given the key. Should stick to other B words, like blossom… or blogger… or burger… or baseball, betwixt and between. Soooo, now he must watch CNN all scrunched up in a little dog house. Well, good thing he still has that long, uh… sticky key.

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  47. 47 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Mr. Paladin seems to have a little problem with flies. Must have been a traumatic experience as a child. Maybe saw one too many Vincent Price movies? Just think of us as little jets. Yea, that’s the ticket. Better?

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  48. 48 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Once you’re a jet you’re a jet for life.

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  49. 49 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Mets are in pretty rough shape. Breaks my heart.

    So, Wright and Reyes have SS and 3B covered, Santana is throwing. Any hit to the right side, a blooper anywhere or a deep gapper is an inside the park home run. Cool. Score early and often.

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  50. 50 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Mr. Fly, since it’s slow and since I’ve been going out of my way for so long to publish your work, translate your unintelligible insect language, apologize for your long reports and handle all of your PR until you got all uppity, evolved some and got your own blog gig, tell me… who do you think is the smartest, strongest and most handsome and talented person in the whole wide world that happens to reside in Savannah? Tell me trueโ€ฆ

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  51. 51 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Oh my… that’s easy Mr. Savannah Guy.

    Forrest Gump.

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  52. 52 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    That does it. I get no respect. OK OK… who would come in second… buddy?

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  53. 53 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    My oh my Mr. Guy, my buddy ol’ pal… that too is easy. Talent… Savannah… it’s…

    Johnny Mercer.

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  54. 54 Savannah Guy March 6, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    That’s it. I’m going to bed now.

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  55. 55 Chop Seal March 6, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    CaRuliNa LAdy, wHat did JimmY smiTh do? ANd is tHis FliE chaRacteR afTer mY joB? MOiseS ALoU haS a heRniA aNd wiLL haVe to haVe iT tWisted. CoUld be OuT for AwHile.

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  56. 56 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Chop Seal, tell Alou he doesn’t need the surgery. He just needs to rub some nougat on it. He’ll be fine by October for sure.

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  57. 57 Chop Seal March 6, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    NoUgAt tOuched by MoiseS AloU is sPoiled NoUGat. CaN’t SaY whY bEcauSe of CarUlina LaDy.

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  58. 58 journalist jimmy smith March 6, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    just as journalist was about to send the appropriate valentines greetings out to carolina lady and flbravesgirl . . . jimmy smith was dispatched to the dog house. no internet connection there. like standing by the curb. can’t transmit. flowers and candy will have to wait. jewelry, too. journalist out.

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  59. 59 Chop Seal March 6, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I thInk JimmY SmiTh maY haVE my miSSing BlacKbeRRy.

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  60. 60 Mr. Fly, sleuth reporter March 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Don’t worry Mr. Seal. Nobody could be a better beet reporter than you. Your job is sealed. Besides, I can’t sit still long enough to work the beet. Too bad about your buddy Jimmy, being in the doghouse and all. No cable? No TV? No CNN? You know what that means… no news! Could be a three dog night out there.

    What would the eskimos do?

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  61. 61 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    No cable? No TV? No CNN? And no CNN means that journalist jimmy smith won’t be able to watch Blossom. That make journalist jimmy smith sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  62. 62 ssiscribe March 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Top of the evening, denizens. Life indeed is good, as I sit in the garage with a Coke Zero, a 3-Musketeers bar, the radio on and baseball all over the Internet. It won’t be long, folks, until we get this thing cranking for real.

    Grinch, as I told ya via text tonight, great job on ye old blog lead. In constructing my baseball garage, I found some autographs garnered 20-30 years ago at old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The thought of men paying children money to get autographs for them is sickening and absolutely goes against the innocence and wholesomeness of the game, which drew us to it in the first place.

    Alas, this is the world we live in; I, too, would’ve voted for the riot. Next year, Grinch, you and I will block like we’re playing O-line in Athens.

    Man, I cannot wait until this thing starts. Forget the past two years; gonna make up for that in a big way in 2008. Just let everybody keep on chattering about the Mets and Phillies … gonna have a mighty big surprise for them come October.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  63. 63 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Excellent work, Grinch. I’m sorry those jerks cast a pall over your last day at the ballpark. Those people are why I’ve never pursued autograph collecting.

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  64. 64 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    FBG, you should never let people like that prevent you from collecting autographs. Besides, and I saw this with all honesty (and not trying to sound like a pig), ballplayers always seem happy to sign for girls. If I can find a girl to stand next to at the ball park, I know that I’ll do well.

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  65. 65 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Scribe, nice to see you. I hope that the move went well. Moving sucks but I hope you’re in a bigger, nicer, whatever-makes-you-happy place (with a lower mortgage payment)!

    People such as those described by Grinch are truly despicable beings. I can’t imagine paying a child to go get an autograph. If they weren’t such idiots they could probably get them on their own, but undoubtedly they’re not bright enough to figure that out.

    Guys like them remind me of the Mets trolls that show up “over there”. To have the nerve to come to someone’s place and disrespect them there, especially BC! It’s disgusting.

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  66. 66 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Chris, I wouldn’t be good to stand next to. I blend into the background so much I’ve darn near acheived invisibility.

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  67. 67 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    fbg, stop already!

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  68. 68 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    ??? What am I supposed to be stopping?

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  69. 69 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Don’t talk about yourself like that!

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  70. 70 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    That’s sweet of you but it’s the truth. Some people are meant to be the center of attention & others are meant to be wallflowers. I am most definately a wallflower. Any attempt (by others or myself) to call attention to me usually has disastrous results.

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  71. 71 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    FBG, there’s a happy median there. It’s not an either/or situation. While I will never be accused of wanting to be the center of attention, I have made great strides in not being a wallflower. Besides, your personality hardly matters when it comes to asking for autographs unless you’re like one of those losers that Grinch told us about.

    You should go to some minor league games this season. I know you live somewhere on Florida’s west coast. There are several minor league parks that you could go to and “get your feet wet”. Minor leaguers are generally pretty nice and I would imagine that it would be extraordinarily easy there since Florida State League games generally have very poor attendance. After you become a little more comfortable you could start going to ST to ask for big leaguers autographs. It’s not exactly rocket science. I KNOW you could do it.

    I’d be glad to give you some tips about how to get started. I even know a guy who’d probably be willing to help you out. He lives in Ocala and travels all over central Florida to get autographs.

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  72. 72 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Oh, I know about the crowd of people trying to get stuff signed at the ballpark. Spent a lot of spring days at McKechnie Field. It’s not worth it to me to brave that for a signature. If the Braves came over here I might feel differently. I jumped in the vortex of autograph hounds once years ago for Steve Avery (yeah, I had a crush on him). Now if I could have gotten over to Disney earlier I’d have had to pull together some courage & ask guys to sign.

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  73. 73 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    You should try going to a game during the regular season. As I said before, attendance is very low (often less than 1000 per game) and there are very few collectors. You can build your confidence there and then when spring rolls around you can be more at ease about asking for autographs.

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  74. 74 flbravesgirl March 6, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    And if I had been present during the incident related by Grinch I would have felt it necessary to say something scathing to those cretins about their incredibly rude behavior. They probably wouldn’t be impressed but I’d feel better. I do not like people who mistreat my friends.

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  75. 75 chrisklob March 6, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    That is very admirable fbg. Pigs like that deserve to be put in their place. And you know, coming from a female would carry a lot more weight with them than coming from a man.

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  76. 76 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Did we chase everyone else away?

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  77. 77 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I guess we did. I’ve gotta hit it too. Got a job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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  78. 78 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Good luck, Chris! I hope they give you half the work & double the salary & PTO of the last one.

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  79. 79 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Thanks fbg! Uh, what’s PTO?

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  80. 80 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Guess I’ll retire for the evening too since no one else has come out to play for 2 hours. Good night, crickets.

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  81. 81 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Paid time off. So you can come to lots of games & maybe next year’s ST. At this rate I’ll still be in Florida to bring you cake.

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  82. 82 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Ahhhh! Never heard of PTO before. Just vacation time. I’d love to make it to next years ST. Just don’t see it happening unfortunately. ‘Night fbg!

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  83. 83 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 3:07 am

    The timing seems right for blog domination. Savannah Guy, excellent job with the rare midday domination yesterday, and belated good thoughts for your friends. Klobber and Velvet also deserve a mention with a valiant effort at two party domination a few short hours ago.

    Someoneneedstorecruitalateshiftfortheblog.com

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  84. 84 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I see where Bay Area Steve made a PST appearance and didn’t even leave me a howdy. I’m crushed. Well wrinkled, anyway.

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  85. 85 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I also see where SG engaged in a lengthy filibuster for attention and profession of profound self-adoration. He used a lowly fly as “fill” during the interminable slow spots. At least he didn’t read from the Bible or the Sears catalogue as Gene Talmadge once did. Mercifully, I was asleep. My sympathies to you insomniacs who were not.

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  86. 86 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:04 am

    BAS, nice job on blog domination! Wow, one post. How DO you do it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  87. 87 Savannah Guy March 7, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Good mornin’. Looks like rain today here on the coast.

    Paladin, howdy do sir. Thing is, even if Bay Area Steve got on EST, he’d still have to blog early to catch this crew still awake. He’s right, we do need a late night shift in here so that the morning read takes longer than two minutes.

    But that means new folks need to join up… ’cause we don’t want Berigan up that late for a while. BAS… draft a few good folks west of the Mississippi.

    justafewbloggersisfineanddandybutafewmorewouldfillouttheroster.com

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  88. 88 Savannah Guy March 7, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Good luck with your job interview today Klobber.

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  89. 89 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Klobber; He doesn’t have butt-in-skis like you to deal with. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  90. 90 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:14 am

    uh-oh, I didn’t think SG would be up this early. Don’t hit me. I’m an old helpless man. With a loaded an cocked .45 under my blanket.

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  91. 91 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Thanks SG.

    I see Paladin is off to his usual grumpy start.

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  92. 92 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Remember Klobber, show enthusiasm when you say,”Do you want fries with that?” ๐Ÿ˜€

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  93. 93 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Hi! Ho! Hi! Ho! It’s off to a grumpy start I go.

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  94. 94 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:24 am

    The cyber-gremlins have already made off with one of my posts. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  95. 95 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

    “Politician shot in the Spain Basque region”

    I love these head-line writers. A shot in the basque region must be extremely painful.

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  96. 96 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Is that like twisting something in the basque region?

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  97. 97 Salty March 7, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Chris…have a good interview today. If you want it, you’ll get it. Nothing to do with luck at all. Go get ’em! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  98. 98 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Klobber; On a cirus note: If it is something you want, I’m sure you’ll get it; You have a great deal to offer and they’ll realize it. And, write if you find work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  99. 99 ssiscribe March 7, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Chris: Thanks for the well wishes on the house. Little bigger bill each month; a whole lotta more room, though. Hence, why some of my baseball stuff is out of boxes and displayed proudly.

    And good luck with the job interview today. Best wishes on that.

    SG, thoughts and prayers for your missing friends.

    Gotta run, folks. Busy day on tap. It’s pouring here now. May have snow showers tomorrow morning. Won’t be having T-ball practice tonight and tomorrow, for sure.

    Crossing fingers Hampton has another healthy outing today.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  100. 100 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Following along on what(the man whose name I won’t use since he never uses mine)says; if Hampton has a good outing today look out NL East AND NL period. The Bravos are the team to chase.

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  101. 101 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 9:01 am

    G’morning all…

    Trying to catch up on the overnights, but I wanted to pop in with well wishes toward your interview, Klobber, before I missed you. I don’t believe in “luck”, but I will say a prayer for you.

    OK, gotta bunch of posts to read. Be back in a few…

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  102. 102 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 9:06 am

    OK, I’m off to the Doctor. Actually, I could “mail” this one in. He will tell me I need to take better care of myself. I’ll tell him, if I had known I was going to live this long, I would have. C ya later.

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  103. 103 Savannah Guy March 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Folks, it’s raining out and it would be a perfect day to sit here and enjoy that while blogging, but I must go slay a few dragons.

    Congrats on the new home Scribe. More elbow room for the little scribes.

    Hope there’s plenty of good baseball and stuff to read when I return. Some may have to, as Bay Area Steve likes to say… dominate. Then again, who says a blog has to be a constant churn? It’s about quality… not quantity.

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  104. 104 Salty March 7, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Duck your head, SG…rough weather in your parts…and to the south. I know they mean well, but the Weather Channel keeps updating on the tornados in Florida, and giving tips about going to the basement. In Florida, if you have a basement, you have an indoor pool! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  105. 106 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Gooooooooooooood morning, everyone!! Wishing each one a glorious day!

    Paladin, somehow one post got stuck in the filter and there’s no reason for it to have been trapped. Electronic glitch, I guess. Sorry it happened!

    Scribe, anoint the portals of your door and ask God’s blessing on your home and those who dwell in it. That is scriptural! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy for you and your family! Live long and prosper!

    Salty, great to see you!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    What happened to Flange?

    Guess JerseyGil didn’t like us or something. I’m really sorry about that.

    Been a busy week of running here and there – thankfully, the car keys will remain on their hook this day – and I can jump headfirst into my research!

    Y’all have fun – and be safe wherever you go!

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  106. 107 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Ma’am-I heard from Jersey Gil the other day. He’s swamped at work and is yelling about retirement. I think you’ll find that he will seemingly disappear from time to time. He IS an accountant and you do know what time of year it is.

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  107. 108 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Good morning!

    Salty, the weather gurus are saying that? Obviously none of them are from Florida. One nice thing about the new house, it has a “storm room” in the basement.

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  108. 109 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This ain’t Vermont, but there’s a good bit of snow falling outside right now. They’ve already shut down the schools and it’s only been snowing for a couple of hours. I can see Lew shaking his head and the word “pansies” going through his brain about now.

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  109. 110 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I am watching my backyard float down the street… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  110. 111 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Well, I won’t be getting snow but it’s supposed to rain & turn cooler here too tonight or tomorrow morning. Just in time for weekend plans. Now if it’s raining that much at VOR’s place, I hope the house in Rabun isn’t an island now.

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  111. 112 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Hillbilly-No, certainly not pansies. Different amounts of snow in different locations mean different things. They handle the huge amounts up here real well-because they have to or shut down for months on end-this year EVERYONE here is sick of it all.

    Y’all just don’t have the equipment to deal with it down there, that’s all. I wonder how the fish are biting during a snow storm, though. You ready to go freeze a line? Frozen stumpknockers could be interesting.

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  112. 113 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I don’t know about the stumpknockers (Minor League Hockey, right?), but there is supposed to be a $10,000 “Big Bass” Tournament here in the morning. I kind of wish I would have entered, now, because 3 pounds will probably make somebody 10K richer with this weather. If nothing else, maybe the extended winter will delay those turkeys from entering that “Rico Suave” mindset so early, so I can actually enjoy our ridiculously late turkey season for once.

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  113. 114 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I had no idea that you had singing Latino turkeys in Arkansas.

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  114. 115 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I HATE DOCTORS or Doctors offices, anyway. I arrive at 8:25 for a 8:30(they picked the time, not me)appointment and the outside door is locked. At 8:35 the “receptionist” arrives to let me in. At 8:45 the Doctor hurries through. At 8:55 the two nurses arrive. At 9:05 I get taken back to the “treatment” room. At 9:15 the Doctor comes in. When I stop at the desk to get my next appointment, she asks what time is “good” for me. I tell here whatever time is as important to you as it is to me. She frowns and squirms ’cause her undies are definitely in a wad. I don’t give a ____!

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  115. 116 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Sorry your day started out unpleasantly, Paladin. I’d have been tempted to say “Time for me to get a new Dr.”.

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  116. 117 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I had no idea that you had singing Latino turkeys in Arkansas.

    ๐Ÿ˜€

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  117. 118 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Good Mornin’ everyone! Slept pretty well last night…shouldn’t jinx it by saying that.

    Grinch, quite the fine blog lead there! Wish you had bashed some heads down there, but then again, you’d just be sued by those lame arse Mutt fans…
    And if the Mets are still picked as the team to beat come the first day of the season, we know that either the old folks on the team have been drinking HGH by the gallon, or the mets have something on every sportswriter in the nation!
    I think by the time ST ends, we will be on at least a few lists as the best team in the NL East…

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  118. 119 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for your concern, FBG. The trouble is, the Doc is a real nice guy. A former flight surgeon and we really mesh. He doesn’t talk BS to me, and he brings me cuban cigars when he goes on his “missions” to SA. And I don’t know about your area but that is about standard for Drs. and Dentists around here. But, the more they deal with ME, the prompter they get. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  119. 120 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

    From the looks of the weather there ain’t goin’ to be any baseball played in northern and central Florida today. Anyone see it differently?

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  120. 121 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Paladin, It sure looks that way. Where is the game today? Orlando’s forecast says the bad stuff will hit between 2 and 3 this afternoon.

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  121. 122 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Well then I wouldn’t let them give me the first appt. of the day anymore.

    It’s looking nasty & windy here on the south end of Tampa Bay too. Tonight is supposed to be McKechnie Field’s first night game ever. Hope the weather clears out before gametime.

    Congrats, Berigan. What did the trick? Warm milk? Teddy bear? Fuzzy blanket?

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  122. 123 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I think the Tigers were coming to Disney today. Doesn’t look promising.

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  123. 124 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    FBG; I’ll bet it was the bunny slippers. They work for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  124. 125 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    With all the money Disney is making they could have two fields; one open-air and one domed.

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  125. 126 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Flb, it was a prescription pill that I don’t like to take, since it makes me groggy all day. It’s from my stomach doc of all people!!! I hate it, so it will not be taken again for a few months….but I had to do something to turn my day around…

    Paladin, too bad you aren’t good at picking locks(Or, are you? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ) just open the door(I assume being small town, no alarm?) put your feet up, put on some loud music….might get the point across…

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  126. 127 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I just LOVE the lousy meteorologists here that make a good living being wrong. The one on the big AM station here in the ATL just has taped reports after about 11 am, unless bad weather rolls in. So, we are being told by him, and his lackeys that the high today will only be around 60(And that it’s 61 right now) meanwhile, 30 miles south of their station, it’s 74 and I have my windows open! With the humidity after the rain, I almost feel like closing it up, and turning the AC on!!!

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  127. 128 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Berigan; I still say pills are not the answer. But, as I said before, I CAN’T take pills since there is already a break-down in communication between my brain and lungs, so anything that might make that worse is taboo. But, I did take pills at one time. The only thing they did for me is leave a bitter taste in my mouth.

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  128. 129 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Here in Tennessee it is cold(40s)and rainy with continuing falling temps and a major(for us)snow event in the forecast. Welcome to spring. I HATE IT!

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  129. 130 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Paladin, fortunately, I am not a big fan of pills….I know this pill will allow me to go back to sleep, but it also makes me watch to go back to sleep…all day long! So, I avoid it like the plague, but I was so tired last night, I just couldn’t handle another 4 hours of sleep, then up for the next 12 hours…

    Will need to get out of the house so I don’t feel the need…the need for sleep…

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  130. 131 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Oh this is funny….how would you like to work in this “green” federal building in San Fran?
    http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/San_Francisco_s_Green_Building_Nightmare_5428.html

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  131. 132 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Lew, or anybody else knowledgeable,

    What is the equivalence of inches of snow to inches of rain? Let me rephrase: If you get 12 inches of snow, about how much rain would that come out to be after melting? (Remember, we get about 3 inches of snow every 2 years, so if that’s an ignorant question, blame it on lack of exposure.)

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  132. 133 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    With snow in the forecast I guess I had better get to the market while there is still a loaf of bread on the shelf. Around here when people hear snow, they rush to the store and buy like there is no tomorrow, although the snow won’t last a day. Also, at the full-service service station there will be a couple of goobers alternately scratching their head and hind parts while looking at a set of tire chains. There will be others with chains although in lite snow and ice, chains are worse than not having any thing. My Ranger has mudn’snows on the back and enough dents so I don’t really care if a few more are inflicted on me. Think I will have some chilli tonight. Wwhy do they call it chilli when it is really hotty? OK, later.

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  133. 134 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Paladin, You nailed it. Same way in South Arkansas. As I speak, folks are going nuts wondering how they’re going to get home. There will be more ATV traffic in town tomorrow than you could imagine. It’s an event around here.

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  134. 135 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Hillbilly: I have a totally non-weather question, but one just for you. I was recently talking to someone about Pink Floyd, and they clued me to a supposed phenomenon known as Dark Side of the Rainbow. Are you familiar with this?

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  135. 136 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Berigan; It doesn’t surprise me that the green monstrosity comes to us from the land of fruits and nuts. And they will continue to trumpet it as a success. But fortunately, government workers don’t do any work, any how. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  136. 137 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Paladin, that’s true! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hillbilly, if I recall correctly, 1 inch rain more or less equals 10 inches of snow. I think the differences in “dry” snow, verses “wet” snow…forget which way is which…dry snow would give you more snow…I think….

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  137. 138 Bob, journalist March 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    hampton out 1 1/3

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  138. 139 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Hello, Bob. I hope you are feeling well. You have been missed here in B&S land… ๐Ÿ˜€

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  139. 140 Bob, journalist March 7, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Raisonable voice, I’m running a fever and upset stomach … going on the DL if I don’t improve before this evening … heard them take out hampton but have heard nothing more … anything on the Braves’ site?

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  140. 141 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Hillbilly-I’m not certain, but it is something like a foot of snow equals 2-3 inches of rain. Again, not positive, but it’s a small percentage.

    However, when one has 8-10 foot drifts all over town from an entire winter of snow-and even more in the Green Mountains and up around Stowe- it will be more than enough to flood the White and Connecticut rivers-especially if partially broken up ice flows are still in the rivers.

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  141. 142 Bob, journalist March 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Hampton groin strain

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  142. 143 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Well, that didn’t take long. So who put the hex on Hampton in the first place?

    Sir Bob, sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. We missed you.

    Anybody know anything about Mt. Dora? Restaurant recommendations, good stuff to see & do?

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  143. 144 Gil in Mechanicsville March 7, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    groan….

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  144. 145 mrgil March 7, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    hard to get old parts to act young again…. Oh well, it is not as if we did not expect it….

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  145. 146 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Well, that didn’t take long. So who put the hex on Hampton in the first place?

    Sir Bob, sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. We’ve missed you.

    Anybody know anything about Mt. Dora? Restaurant recommendations, good stuff to see & do?

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  146. 147 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    OK, the blog eats the first post. Nowhere to be found. So when I rewrite it then the first post magically appears. Computer gremlins.

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  147. 148 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    FBG; I thought it was the feminine coming out, ie., double-making your point. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  148. 149 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Does anyone yet know if Hampton suffered a groin “pull”, or the dreaded “twist”?

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  149. 150 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Greetings all and thank you for the warm wishes this morning. Very much appreciated!

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  150. 151 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says, a pitcher who suffers that type of injury in ST, DID NOT spend enough time during the winter months getting himself in shape. Methinks that after he pulled that hammy he, like the rest of us, became a couchpotato.

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  151. 152 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Who ever came on in relief ain’t exactly lightin’ it up.

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  152. 153 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    This blog can go dead-in-the-water faster than a cutaway barge. Why does everybody either leave, or go silent, at once?

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  153. 154 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    VOR, Yeah I’ve sycronized DSOTM and the Wizard of Oz. It’s pretty interesting. I think you can see parts of on on Youtube without having to do it manually with a dvd and cd.

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  154. 155 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks Hillbilly; I don’t understand any of that but it is nice to hear another voice.

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  155. 156 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Here’s a few pics of what we’ve got so far. We’re about halfway through the storm.

    [IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/toddpearson/102_0768.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/toddpearson/102_0769.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/toddpearson/102_0765.jpg[/IMG]

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  156. 157 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Let’s try that again

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  157. 158 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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  158. 159 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    taptaptaptap…

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  159. 160 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Hillbilly, that’s a cirus snow for down here. I’d better go back to the store.

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  160. 161 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    That amount of snow would cripple Charleston for three days. Too many bridges. Not enough snow equipment. Actually, there isn’t ANY snow equipment.

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  161. 162 Hillbilly March 7, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Yeah, I imagine we’ll lose power by nightfall.

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  162. 163 morpheus45 March 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Morning, all! You can also synchronize “Little Fluffy Clouds” by the Orb in a loop with the original B&W “Fantasia” and it’s pretty cool, especially with chemical accompaniment. Um, or so I’ve heard.

    Hampton! WHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY??!!!??!?!?

    I sense a 3-7 season by JoJo Reyes on the horizon now.

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  163. 164 morpheus45 March 7, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Hopefully Jurrjens will be no. 4 and Benett no. 5; I really just don’t trust JoJo. Which means bobby will put JoJo 4th and Buddy Carlyle 5.

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  164. 165 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    G’morning, Grinch. In honor of our little conversation yesterday, I was sure to play all of my guitars at rehearsal last night that aren’t currently disabled. That would include all but the National tri-cone, the Univox and Mike Hampton.

    I checked out some of the Dark Side of the Rainbow on YouTube. Part 3 was kinda trippy…

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  165. 166 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    After seeeing the pictures of the snow that is coming our way, I went back to the store. Sure enough, the milk and bread had been raped and pillaged. But, the fools in their haste went right pass the necessities. I now have enough beef sticks and trail mix to sled the Iditarod.

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  166. 167 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    … and they will be having milk sandwiches…

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  167. 168 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Looking at the final score, Chino must have finished.

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  168. 169 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Has anyone heard from jjs since the tornadoes and such went through S. Ga? I don’t care about him but I’m worried about Chopper. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  169. 170 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    See my earlier about dead-in-the-water blog. I’m going and play one-handed rummy.

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  170. 171 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Paladin, how do you shuffle the cards using just one hand??

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  171. 172 Voice of Raisins March 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    CL: You sure you want to ask that question? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  172. 173 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    ummmm, is my naivity showing? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  173. 174 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Lew, before I forget (again!), very good news about JerseyGil!! He is sure missed here!

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  174. 175 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Good afternoon everyone….
    special prescription pill I took(Take one every few months) made me take a 2 hour nap after a good night’s sleep. Kind of the disadvantage of the pill. Now I won’t be tired til Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now they are talking some snow, a decent amount(For GA) in North Georgia. Amazing the difference 70 to 100 miles makes in weather!

    Poor Hampton. I wonder if it would make more sense to have him just pitch one inning every 2-3 days til he builds up some….can anyone think of a case like him, where the guy hasn’t pitched in more than 2 years???

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  175. 176 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Just returned for a moment before going in for dinner. That Raisins is a cheeky little devil. May have to take him to the woodshed. Ma’am, I don’t need to shuffle; I play the same hand. And one of these days, I’ll win. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  176. 177 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    And Hillbilly, I bet the photos are even more impressive now!

    There is supposed to be a big race here tomorrow….gotta love the spokesperson just acting like the weather will be long gone and how they expect nary a problem over the weekend. How would you guys(and gals) like to be up high in the stands when the temperature is around 40 with wind gusts up to 40 MPH???? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    They have a problem almost every year in March…you’d think they’d move the weekend somehow….usually gets rained out…

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  177. 178 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Hiya Berigan…glad to hear you’re sleeping. I suppose too much is better than too little.

    With all this talk of drugs, I can’t help but notice your screen name. When did it become the search for rock? crack addict? can say? No wonder you can’t sleep.

    Paladin, hello sir.

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  178. 179 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    And who’s now looking for Spock?

    And when does the new Star Trek movie debut?

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  179. 180 mrgil March 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Good evening all, just a steady rain here at the center of the universe. Quite a difference from the frog strangler we had the other night. Honestly, it rained so hard sideways that I don’t know if any of it actually hit the ground.

    I am disappointed in the news about Hampton but not surprised. A minor set back however, A week of rest and an altered (shortened) delivery and he will be as good as new…. Well, I can dream can’t I ?

    Berigan… You mentioned selling on e-bay, what is your forte’ ?

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  180. 181 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Chris, job interview impression? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Will there still be time to run the B&S saloon?

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  181. 182 mrgil March 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Berigan… No worse than it use to be when the Richmond race was run in February… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  182. 183 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    BAS, interview went quite well. I interviewed with four different people and I left each meeting feeling good about how things had gone. Unfortunately, the salary is an issue. Might be another opportunity with that company some time down the road though. As far as the saloon goes, I got that sucker running so smooth it almost runs itself!

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  183. 184 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    BAS, good to see you again! ๐Ÿ˜•
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    Search for Rock and roll…wherever did it go??? Alt rock is now oldies music…..Rap gets worse each and every year(Didn’t think it was possible, but it does!) good thing I like old Jazz….plenty of that to discover. New music is anything but….

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  184. 185 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Gil, racin’ in Feb??? Good grief!!! How in the world do you get traction on a cold track, anyway??? So….NASCAR has always been about the money then, eh????

    Gil, I sold a lot on ebay thru the years, not so much now. VHS tapes, then CD’s and DVD’s. Worked in many book stores , but almost never find books worth any money!!! Used to find more stuff than I ever had the time or money to put up….Media Play had tons of Bargain and used cds and VHS. I would buy stuff that I thought would be of interest (took more chances when I found cds really cheap, like 1 dollar)wrote down titles that I thought might be out of print, look them up, and go back and get the ones that were OOP. Made a pretty good living for a few years that way. But, one by one, stores closed down, or stopped getting the good bargain/used stuff. No more Media Plays, Tower, wherehouse music, etc….
    Downloading is an issue for sure,(Especially with younger folks) but I think more people buy cds, dvds, online…I know I do, since no stores have the old movies and jazz cds I have interest in, in stock.

    So I will need to find something to do outside of the house, someday soon….working out of the house sure helps when you have a bad back, stomach, sleep issues….TMI, I know, I know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Gee Chris, only 4 interviews??? Good grief again!!! CIA job, or just FBI???

    A friend sent a online job wanted ad….one of the very few that sounded interesting to me….but I haven’t needed a resume in more than a decade. They even wanted a watchacallit, a Cover letter??? Apparently, I was smarter 10 years ago than now….hurt my widdle bwain to even attempt this taske without a book in front of me….

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  185. 186 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    BAS; And a big hello to you, as well. And catch the red-eye in to see us more often.

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  186. 187 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Of course the origins of NASCAR are about money. You think Junior Johnson ran that moonshine for the hell of it?

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  187. 188 Bob, journalist March 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    For those with an interest, it should start snowing in the Nashville are in about 2 hours. Tonight heavy snow is possible with the snow going on until tomorrow morning. About 3โ€ณ-5โ€ณ around the Nashville area, up and over 6โ€ณ on the plateau.

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  188. 189 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    That’s good news, Chris. It’s always a tough decision whether to accept a job under those circumstances. It sounds like you’re in a good enough place to do what’s best, rather than what’s first.

    I suppose I should admit that I can only feel this way as long as any change does not affect the saloon.

    008, what’s for dinner? And Chianti is wine, I believe (can you tell I’m cultured), but what’s the history with Chianti on the ol’ blog. I see occasional references, and feel as though I’m missing something.

    Berigan, good news on the crack. Interesting stuff about ebay. I’ve been tempted to give it a go, but the fees are pushing upwards of 10% to sell on there. Did you accept paypal also?

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  189. 190 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I think that as much as guest lead-writers, the blog needs guest “monitors” for times when CL can’t be here. Am I running for office? Like Sherman(yeah, that same guy)if nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve. Maybe, a day and night shift moniter. Otherwise, the blog is blogging down. That’s just my observation.

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  190. 191 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Hello Carolina Lady…I’m sorry i been so busy, in sept i change Job, i worked with my City here locally, also is Tax Season, i don’t know if all of you know i’m a CPA(Certified Public Accountant).
    The last three week i been thinking post this true story about my Idol in my Home Town.
    Roberto Clemente and myself grown in the same town Carolina PR…yes CAROLINA” but this is in PR, also Roberto and me share the same Birthday
    August 18….(The Year i will living in blank)…..When Roberto Died i was in my second tour of duty in Nam….I remember my CO came to me and told me the bad news 12/31/72.My Company comander that time knew about Roberto , he was from Pittsburg, and him and me play ball together in Fort Benning Ga. I Remember that day like today, That day was one of the sadness day of my life.Roberto was a good human been..How many of you know that Roberto was a MARINE…he was in Parris Island and Camp LeJeaun.
    Well Back to Baseball…..How about the Braves so far in Spriing Training…Those Kid looking Pretty good…Jurrgen,Anderson,Shaf

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  191. 192 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Hey Lew how is the weather out there…here is ugly…yahhh….Rainy cool.
    I’m Ready for BASEBALL SEASON

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  192. 193 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Welcome back Jersey Gil, we have missed you. Come when you can.

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  193. 194 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    LEW…We Planing to see the Braves play in DC In Aug 31, and the PHillis in Sept 1…Labor Day. We can make a Reunion That Day, if Gil Joint us

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  194. 195 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks Paladin…it very hefty….by the time i come home, i don’t want to be near any Cumputer….

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  195. 196 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Hey i got a trivia for you guys…..
    WHICH BRAVES SHORTSTOP WAS NAMED TO THE ALL-STAR GAMES IN 1993?

    Tic…Tac….Tic …Tac

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  196. 197 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    BAS; Possibly you are not serious, but chianti wines go back to the 15th century. When I was coming along it was basically a cheap little wine served in baskets at Italian restaurants. It is now a more complex, and more expensive wine. I like it because I like red wines but chianti is about the only one that “threats” me well. I think it is the absence of ingredients that make merlots and, particularly, cabernets what they are. Anyway, I’m keeping the chianti industry in business.

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  197. 198 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    JeryseyGil, you have just made my day! Very happy to have you back! I can only imagine how busy you have to be at this infamous time of year!

    Great stuff on Clemente! Did not know he was in the USMC. Camp Lejeune is not far from my location. It was partly built on my relatives’ land which was condemned by the gov’t to build that base. They ‘relocated’ thousands from old gravesites to new gov’t cemeteries, but they lost the names and information on most of them – so many ancestors/relatives are forever lost.

    Someone was asking last night(?) about a link to the pilot episodes of New Amsterdam. Found one, I think:
    http://www.fox.com/fod/player.htm?show=new_ams

    Hampton hurt again, huh? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  198. 199 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Jeff Blauser?

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  199. 200 Bay Area Steve March 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks, 008. I knew, barely, that Chianti is a wine. But, I thought it had a second meaning on the blog, as so many other terms here do. Oh, the suspectivity.

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  200. 201 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    JerseyGil, welcome back. Nice to see you drop by.

    Paladin, you being blog monitor when CL is away would be akin to the fox watching the hen house when the farmer is away! ๐Ÿ˜›

    BAS, Chianti IS wine and it seems to be what paladin has running through his veins, not blood. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    Yes, I am in a good place. I am 44, married with two kids, but I feel very blessed that I don’t have to take a job strictly for the sake of earning a living. I’m not rich, by any means, but have enough socked away to maintain for a little while until the right opportunity presents itself. Maybe I’ll figure out what I want to be when I grow up!

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  201. 202 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Carolina Lady My wife just Tape this episode…i’m ready to watch it…

    I don’t really count of Hampton…look for that kid from curacao…to have a good season….

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  202. 203 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Paladin…yes your are rigth….

    JEFF BLAUSER

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  203. 204 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    “Maybe Iโ€™ll figure out what I want to be when I grow up!”

    You have plenty of time, Klobber. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  204. 205 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Paladin, you can still buy chianti in baskets. They are called “fiascos” (not making that up). It is still relatively inexpensive. The Italian wine industry underwent a renaissance of sorts back in the seventies. There was a lot of garbage wine being sold as “chianti” and a consortium was formed to bring quality levels up. You might have noticed a black rooster (Pedro’s?) on the neck label — this is their logo. So now, the overall quality level of Italian wine is much, much higher. Those straw-covered bottles were often thought of as “cheap” or poor quality then. Not so much any more now.

    Thus endeth today’s lesson.

    And I’m sure it put you right out. Good night Paladin!

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  205. 206 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    No Klobber, I found it quite interesting. ‘Course I’m well lubricated with chianti and quite mellllllow.

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  206. 207 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Well how ’bout that. I didn’t bore paladin to sleep. So what brand of Chianti do you prefer?

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  207. 208 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Let me give you a Tax Tip to all of you…in case you didn’t file ….Don’t forgot the ‘ENERGY CREDIT” for anyone they expense in any Energy equipment or expense in there house…That include(Gas Heat,Water Heater,new window,new Storm Door.etc..tec

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  208. 209 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I make it in my bathtub. What shall we call it?

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  209. 210 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Call it Dago Red! (I’ll probably get a stern “talking-to” for that one!)

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  210. 211 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Gil; Can I get a credit for expended gas? Just a thought.

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  211. 212 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    How about Wetback Red? Bathtub and all.

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  212. 213 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    No sign of journalist jimmy smith. I wonder if he’s been hanging out at the CNN center all day trying to get a glimpse of “Blossom”. Probably brought Chop Seal with him. Seals are better than puppies when it comes to being a chick magnet!

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  213. 214 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Jersey Gil-It’s snowing AGAIN. This passed insane a long while back. I hate to think what next year’s heating bill will be like the way gas and oil prices are going up. I’ve got a guaranteed price through May, but starting in the fall-who knows?

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  214. 215 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Gil; Can I get a credit for expended gas?

    No, there is an extra tax on that called the “Greenhouse Effect Tax”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  215. 216 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Lew, aside from the snow, do you enjoy living in Vermont?

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  216. 217 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Want to find jjs? Say the “B” word and he’ll be all over it like a chicken on a june bug.

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  217. 218 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Paladin…NO…you can’t..if you income is for Business, you have two choice to use standar miles in your car or Depreciate you car if you used more than 50% to create your income.

    UH…you can write your congressman…and tried to he pay you back…

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  218. 219 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    The “b” word? What, baseball? Bourbon? No wait, that’s MY B word!

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  219. 220 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Uh, gil, that’s not the kind of gas he was talking about!

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  220. 221 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Anyone savy in computer…my notebook is give me a lot of trouble when i tried to write something…..somrtime they jump to another line….any advised…..key are very sensitive….

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  221. 222 paladin2008 March 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Klobber; It has been fun but it is my bedtime. BTW, all of my fellow sleep-troubled(s) should note that daylight savings time starts tomorrow. I find that I am much more acclimated to DST than to the others. Now, when i roll over instead of the clock saying 3Am it will say 4AM. Every little bit helps. Nite.

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  222. 223 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Gil, this might help: Press the “Start” button and open up the Control Panel. Press the “Printers and other hardware” button. Press the “Keyboard” button. I think you can adjust the keyboard here. Hope it helps.

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  223. 224 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so pump up to the new season…i just recieved my ticket for the 9 games of the Braves coming to visit the Phillis..Lew if you coming this way sometime i take you to GENOS….

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  224. 225 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks Chrisklob…i will tried it

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  225. 226 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Good night paladin. Good luck with the sleep.

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  226. 227 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Jerseygil, I’m excited too. I think the Braves are going to win a lot of games this year. You’re lucky that you’ll get to see them so many times. I hope you will wear a Braves hat/jersey or whatever when you go.

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  227. 228 jerseygil March 7, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Carolina Lady…good night…my lady & me going to watch New Arsterdam now…and have a glass of wine….Good night…i be back soon.

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  228. 229 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Good night, JGil! Really glad you’ve returned! Enjoy the movie!

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  229. 230 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Where is jimmy smith??!

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  230. 231 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I asked the same thing a few minutes ago. CNN Center? Maybe got arrested for taking Chop Seal into the city? Aren’t there regulations prohibiting that? Maybe he got held up at a PETA rally?

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  231. 232 morpheus45 March 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Falcons just signed three defensive linemen. This is good.

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  232. 233 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    No telling where he is! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Going to be an EARLY night for me!

    Hope you find just the right employment, Chris! You’ll be an asset to any company!

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  233. 234 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    THank you CL! That is very kind of you to think that of me.

    By the way, I like your new avatar, but not as much as your old one!

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  234. 235 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Hey, Grinch! How’s Grinch-pup? And the sunburn?

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  235. 236 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I got tired of seeing that same ol’ picture, but THANK YOU!

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  236. 237 morpheus45 March 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    The pup has destroyed nearly three-quarters of my house, but appears happy and healthy. The sunburn has faded into a slight tan, and I, too, miss gazing upon your lovely face. You must put together a MySpace page for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  237. 238 Carolina Lady March 7, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Glad all is well, Green One! MySpace; right! I’ll get right onto it! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  238. 239 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Panama Red? OOps-wrong intoxicant.

    Chris-Absolutely. From June through October, Vermont is quite possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived and I’m a Georgia boy at heart. They really do cope with it up here a lot better than you can imagine and this year is just a REALLY bad year. I’m just tired of the wet and white, that’s all. It’s a lot more visually depressing this time of year.

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  239. 240 lew614 March 7, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    One plus this time of year up here-no pollen. The allergies aren’t acting up like they were in Orlando.

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  240. 241 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Lew, it must really be wonderful those few months. Those other months sound absolutely hellish to me. I’ve never been up there. Gonna have to check it out sometime.

    Do you have any minor league ball nearby?

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  241. 242 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    The pine pollen has been out in force the past few days. Thankfully, the rain has washed most of it out of the air and off the cars.

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  242. 243 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    crickets

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  243. 244 Gil in Mechanicsville March 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Greetings all, I sure am glad I didn’t wash my truck…. I washed three of the cars and it netted about an inch of rain so far. Washing all four usually results in a full scale monsoon.

    Jersey, what are the dates in August? I will be North Carolina from the 16th to the 25th but should be back before Labor Day.

    My wife’s birthday is also August 18th…. She has friends in Ponce PR. Small world.

    008… I am afraid that when it come to wine, if it doesn’t come in a box I’m clueless… Well, not really but almost. For sure I do not care for dry wines…

    Chris… Good luck on the job search. I thought I wanted to be a fireman but after a few years I found the politics to be too brutal to enjoy the job… My next choice was to be a cowboy… ๐Ÿ™‚ Growing up isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be.

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  244. 245 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks Gil. My Dad was a “cowboy” when he was a kid. Worked on dude ranches several summers and then later as a a cowpoke. Even rode bulls in the rodeo for a bit.

    No thanks, that’s just not for me.

    Is there any job where the politics don’t play a huge role? Gawd, I just hate that crap!

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  245. 246 Gil in Mechanicsville March 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    You have a point…. My main problem was always being a wise ass…. Took a few hits between the eyes with a 2 x 4 for me to recognize the error of my ways… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  246. 247 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Evening, y’all! Checking in from Mt. Dora on Mom’s laptop. (You should see my room, wow.)

    Hillbilly, want to explain about the snow-bimbo? Hope y’all snug & warm with all that snow falling. Had wicked thunderstorms here.

    Nice to see JerseyGil join us again. I think jimmy must be camped out at CNN with flowers.

    I’ll try to pop in sometime tomorrow. Hopefully the news on Hampton won’t be too bad.

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  247. 248 flbravesgirl March 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    stay snug & warm… sorry

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  248. 249 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    fbg, perhaps if you sent a red velvet cake to jjs c/o CNN it might make things happen a little faster!

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  249. 250 chrisklob March 7, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    more crickets

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  250. 251 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 12:17 am

    At this point, I suppose I could try for blog domination, but I won’t. I’m going to bed instead.

    wherethehellisjournalistjimmysmithandchopseal.com?

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  251. 252 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Hey, you want your blog domination??? I got yer blog domination right here pally boy…

    is that how one spells pally boy??? Need to find the phrase in an old film…

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  252. 253 Bay Area Steve March 8, 2008 at 5:07 am

    In response to Berigan’s 4:12, the powers that be (rather, the voices in my head) have decreed that one post, in select cases, is sufficient for blog domination.

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  253. 254 Bay Area Steve March 8, 2008 at 5:12 am

    And what is a pally boy? Can’t be good. Bannable? starts with a b?

    Coincidentally, I live in Palo Alto, CA, which is often referred to as Paly by the locals. Combine this with my maturity level of age 11, and I think I may be a Paly boy. Same as pally boy? But different?

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  254. 255 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 7:57 am

    and there is still no sign of the journalist. Perhaps he went to Bob’s house with a poultice and a pot of chicken noodle soup.

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  255. 256 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Good morning all, A decent night’s sleep for me for a change. 7 hours… I am going for a record tomorrow. It looks to be a pretty gray day here on the old homestead but we do need the soaking rains. The trees are budding and the pollen count will soon be up.

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  256. 257 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Flurries….with gusts to 40 mph!!! Don’t think I’ve seen that before!

    Gil, glad you had a good night sleep for once! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do everything the same tonight, and if it works again, tell me what you did!!!

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  257. 258 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Blog domination again! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  258. 259 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Is a “pally boy” something similar to R-nalds “girly boy”? I hope not. CL doesn’t like for us to call each other names.

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  259. 260 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 9:13 am

    The wind is predicted to hit here tonight. The Nationwide race should be interesting this afternoon.

    I feel a cold coming on this morning. I should have know… I went to the doctor’s yesterday. Likely I picked it up there…. Auuuuggggghhhh…

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  260. 261 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 9:13 am

    (known)

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  261. 262 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:16 am

    is BAS now PAS???
    R-nalds???

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  262. 263 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Arnold Schwarzenegger. Get with it, Berigan.

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  263. 264 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I’ll get with it, too. “Schwarzenneger”.

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  264. 265 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:27 am

    You are right Paladin, I will get with it, and pretend that SNL gag from the 80s is brand new again! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  265. 266 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Gil, once in awhile if I am just starting to feel sick, I take zinc tablets…and it will nip it in the bud. Vitamin C never did anything for me, except make me hit the bathroom more often….

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  266. 267 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 9:31 am

    R-nald was governor or Calif. in th 80s? And calling members of the legislature “girly boys”? You scooped us all, Berigan.

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  267. 268 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 9:38 am

    ‘Morning, y’all! Gil, I like your moniker change! Now it looks ‘natural’! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think jimmy smith is mad at me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Some rain, not as much as we hoped for, warm, windy, cloudy. Spring.

    From the little I read, Hampton thinks his groin injury is very minor. Says his legs need strengthening and the only way to do that is to pitch. Many short outings coming up?

    Can’t find any news about SG’s missing friends, other than the residences, boat, airplane are undisturbed, though the car was found in a place they normally don’t frequent. Pray for them, friends!

    Another busy day. Aren’t they all?? I think I’m going to run away from home so I can get some time off. That’ll work?? Didn’t think so…..

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  268. 269 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

    He called them Girlie men Paladin….It would have been unfair to the girlie boys to tar them with the same brush, so to speak! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I of course had forgotten all about the Goverator saying that, just the SNL Hans and Franz characters….

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  269. 270 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Mornin’ CL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    We just had a blizzard roar thru!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


    Seriously, you can’t see it in the photos, but we had a snow shower and with those 25+ MPH winds it was amazing!
    In the 15 minutes since I took the pictures, it has all melted! but, it is still lightly snowing, with crazy winds….that race will be interesting, to say the least!!!
    Gil, would it surprise you that some nutty race fans have been at the track in their campers for a week now??? Can you imagine what the wind must feel like in those??? Not a lot of trees around there to block the wind, either….

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  270. 271 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Who’s up?

    Bob, J – DL, will probably need a pass this time
    williamwallace
    Paladin
    Flange1

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  271. 272 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Hi, Berigan! Thanks for the photos!! It’s hard to get falling snow to show up in pictures, isn’t it? LOVE PHOTOS, did I say that?? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  272. 273 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 9:56 am

    CL, you are so right!!! I thought for sure you could tell it was practically a blizzard for about 90 seconds, but no dice….still pretty cool though!!

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  273. 274 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Hillbilly had some photos up yesterday. They got a bunch of snow! Snow is pretty but I’m very thankful I rarely have to deal with it!

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  274. 275 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Yeah, it is cool! As soon as the first flakes start falling, we all grab our cameras! ๐Ÿ˜† Snow completely changes the look of the entire landscape, especially trees.

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  275. 276 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 10:05 am

    And to think, folks in Lew’s neck of the woods gets so much, it’s depressing! And dead landscape is depressing to me….but, I do know how ugly snow gets this time of year in the midwest, just turns brown! uggh.

    CL, while looking for an interesting photo…came across this one…
    a none to bright woodpecker….I heard this sucker inside my house a few years back….about 100 feet away!!!

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  276. 277 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Berrigan; Let’s be in agreement that it ain’t worth the effort we have given it , so let’s drop it. OK, Pally Boy? ๐Ÿ˜€ Now, I have threatened this before but I’ve got a lot of work to do. I may check in later but for now, y’all got it! Be good.

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  277. 278 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 10:10 am

    They will try anything. There are several different kinds here, including 1 pair of the gorgeous red-headed woodpeckers. Their colors are so vivid and stunning; but they move so fast I’ve never gotten a good photo of them. And I don’t generally carry a camera in my pocket…….could that possibly be the problem??? ๐Ÿ˜

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  278. 280 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Before I go, please pardon my manners, or lack of. Good morning, My Lady. I hope you are well this morning.

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  279. 281 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Good morning, Paladin! And mine as well! Have a super day!

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  280. 283 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 10:58 am

    CL, very interesting!!! Sadly, until the next big attack, people will be oblivious to the situation.

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  281. 284 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:28 am

    The red headed woodpecker is a most beautiful bird. Very deep, intense colors. Unfortunately, they are highly aggressive towards other birds. Several times I’ve had red headed woodpeckers decide that my backyard is “theirs” and he makes life difficult on all the other birds.

    Don’t see them much but the pileated woodpeckers are incredible too.

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  282. 285 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Good morning all, busy morning here…

    I have been busy this morning buying parts for my Mom’s Cadillac Deville that my youngest son wrecked last month… You have to be careful to watch out for shipping charges that are unreasonable but for the most part, one can get by on the cheap.

    No real baseball news other than the over reaction to Hampton’s groin pull. Time for him to stretch it out and work the legs into shape. This is what spring training is all about. It is also why you need to be very deep in starting pitching…

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  283. 286 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Chris, I have a nesting pair of pileated woodpeckers in my rear woods. I saw one of their young birds last fall. As development encroached their habitat they become less visible. When I first moved here 5 years ago, I cut down a lot of trees along my driveway. Just before I took one of them down, I spotted one of the huge woodpeckers coming out of a nesting hollow. I left that tree until the following winter as I did not want to kill any young birds that may be residing there.

    They are beautiful and my wife had never seen one until we moved to Mechanicsville. We also had a pair of fully mature red tail hawks until last year. Both must have been at least 24 inches tall. We had quite a running battle with them as they really like chicken…. At first I was going to kill them but decided not to as they were here first. They were just doing what hawks do.

    We also spotted a golden eagle last summer. It was the first one I had seen in 35 years. They are pretty rare in this part of the country. I thought it might be a hawk at first but I got a really good look at it and it was unmistakable. We have quite a few bald eagles as they have made quite a comeback in the past 15 years.

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  284. 287 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:45 am

    WOW, it is really blowing down here. Weather channel says 30-40 mph winds all day with gust over 50! It’s a beautiful day, too bad I can’t do anything in it.

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  285. 288 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Gil, I was just about to comment on your new avatar (like it a lot) when I saw your post. I think I may have seen a bald eagle earlier this week but it was flying pretty high so I can’t be certain. Outside of that, I’ve never seen one in the wild. Our local paper just wrote an article on eagles, their comeback, and how they are integrating areas that are more populated and successfully raising their young.

    http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/mar/07/some_bald_eagles_raising_fine_families_s32970/

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  286. 289 jerseygil March 8, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Good morning all….ugly day outside so i cancel all my appointment at the office this morning and stay in, Rainy, windy, here in South Jersey.
    Caroilna Lady…last night i watch the New Armsterdam, i like it….he look like General Custer when the Native American give his life for live until he find his love.It silly…what happen when he finally find his love then he died?wow….
    Well this morning in the philadelphia inquire there are a very Good article about the Phillis rotation: Healine read “Phillies need to forgot about Eaton and moved on” they said in order the phillies win the Division need to have a very good starting rotation. To me this will be one of the big hole in the phillies team, now they have this young Cole Hamel not real happy what going on with his contract….This Rotation: Hamel,Myers,moyer,Kendrick. and who’s else is not good enough to win this division also the pen is not good enough either. The fall of the last three pitcher(Garcia,Eaton,Lieber) making a lot of money for nothing put this team in precary situation according to team management.

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  287. 290 morpheus45 March 8, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Trying to set Grinch Manor up for an evening party…not so easy to do in this kind of weather. Supposed to get to 25 tonight; nothing like trying to heat an uninsulated house with 14 foot ceilings using gas space heaters. It will be warm, but at what cost? Oh, the fossil futility!

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  288. 291 jerseygil March 8, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Any one now is The Braves Games will be in radio today?

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  289. 292 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Uninsulated? 14 foot ceilings? What, do you live in a cave Grinch?

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  290. 293 jerseygil March 8, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Sorry for my typing..my computer still give me some problem…

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  291. 294 lew614 March 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Chris-Yes there is minor league baseball, though I have not attended-had other things needed dealing with. There is a team in Montpelier (about 35 miles up I89 called the Mountaineers. They have no specific affiliatation and is primarily a wooden bat league for college players. Some UGA guys have come up in recent years-when the Coach lets them. Then there are the Burlington Lake Monsters (yes, Lake Champlain has their own Nessie named Champ-there is some pretty convincing video evidence that it exists-even saw it on Discovery channel) that were the Vermont Expos and I believe they are still affiliated with the Nats.

    Mr Gil-I also had the 2×4’s between they eyes and all it did was make me much less inclined to put up with anyone’s BS-must be why I’m as contentious as I am.

    Wanted to second Jersey Gil’s admiration of Roberto Clemente. I saw him play quite a bit growing up as a kid in Philly, as there were only 8 NL teams and we played the Pirates about 16 times a season. Saw Clemente throw out runners at first from right field on SINGLES. I saw him do it way too many times-also saw Johnny Callison do it as well. It really takes a good arm and getting to the ball quickly. One of the more exiting plays in baseball from my way of thinking.

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  292. 295 jerseygil March 8, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Lew…this is another short story about Clemente…he used to give away ticket for Saturday Games in the Old “Sixto Escobar Stadium” in San juan when he was playing with San Juan Senator, there winter ball team, i was one of those kids with the previleage to won one of those ticket, He usually have a Baseball Clinic on Saturday Morning and then give away hundreds of ticket. Jonny Callison…wow…i remeber when my uncle took me to the old Shibe Stadium….memory..lew…memory…That all we have, no steroid, just good baseball.

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  293. 296 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    You know it’s windy when the bird bath has whitecaps!

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  294. 297 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    This is for you Paladin. You might have some more choices about where to buy your chianti soon.

    http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080308/NEWS0201/803080362&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

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  295. 298 Salty March 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Weather channel says 30-40 mph winds all day with gust over 50! Itโ€™s a beautiful day, too bad I canโ€™t do anything in it.

    Para-sail, without needing a cliff…landing’s gonna be a … uh…hard, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today’s one of those days when a catamaran can outrun any speedboat in the harbor…those suckers just skip the waves and fly!!!

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  296. 299 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Nothing, nothing but football news today on ESPN! Good grief!!! It’s March!!!! Wish they talked about baseball during it’s offseason the way they do football…..I think espn ll had a whole hour devoted to it at either 10 or 11 am…a bit bored with the weather channel…

    Peter Gammons will be on ESPN ll in a few minutes…..

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  297. 300 Salty March 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Gammons…great! Red Socks update! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  298. 301 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Salty, so very true! At least an update on Francisco Liriano’s return…and mets news to come….

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  299. 302 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Braves vs Cincinnati on Gameday Audio at 1:05, and
    Braves vs Houston on Gameday Audio at 1:05

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  300. 304 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    dozens and dozens of brave race fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway today! Reminds me of the fan turnout for braves games in the late 80s! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  301. 305 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    “If found, please drop this beet righter in the closest postal box. NOTE: If the addressee (B & S Blog) will not pay the postage, you will have to come get him.”

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  302. 306 lew614 March 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Actually-If there are that many Braves games broadcast at all, the Extra Innings Package should have them all available. The few that are not broadcast by the Braves’ outlets, should be carried by the other teams’ feeds. Locals should do pretty well despite the loss of TBS and the Extra Innings Package should see nothing different.

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  303. 307 Hillbilly March 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    OOPS…Y’all weren’t supposed to see my R-rated “Snow Queen.” My apologies, FBG.

    Disclaimer: If you’re easily offended, don’t scroll around on my photobucket link.

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  304. 308 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Hillbilly, those don’t look, uh, real!

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  305. 309 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I came across a story with the headline: “Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment.” This seemed worthwhile to explore until I came across what you see below as an “example of bullying”. I laughed out loud. Can you imagine the sex of the workers(or the person who wrote this article) who find these heinous things as “examples” of bullying?

    “Bullying is often more subtle and may include behaviors that do not appear obvious to others,” Hershcovis said. “For instance, how does an employee report to their boss that they have been excluded from lunch? Or that they are being ignored by a co-worker? The insidious nature of these behaviors makes them difficult to deal with and sanction.”

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  306. 310 lew614 March 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Back in High School, I would have settled for plain old exclusion or being ignored in a heartbeat-with my Step father as well. Bullying is extremely relative.

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  307. 311 lew614 March 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Exclusion and being ignored certainly beats having your behind kicked on a regular basis.

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  308. 312 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Paladin, that’s a pathetic story.

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  309. 313 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Klobber; I don’t write ’em, I just quote ’em. Another one coming up that I think you will like better.

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  310. 314 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    This is not the one that I referred to above, but something to keep you busy until I finish dinner. A new telescope in Arizona is taking pictures with definition of galaxies 106 million light years from earth. Light travels at 186,282,396 miles per second. Figure out how long it would take a Ford Taurus to get there and how much gas it would burn,and how many “rest stops” would be required if a female was aboard. Take your time.

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  311. 315 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Paladin, I wasn’t being critical of you, or of you posting that story. My comment was solely about the content of it.

    Paladin, you didn’t tell us how fast the Taurus would be going. It’s a trick question anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  312. 316 Carolina Lady March 8, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD TONIGHT!

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  313. 317 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, just for the sake of argument, let’s have the Taurus going 1000mph. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  314. 318 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    getting back to the original question though, if you presented it with sufficient proof it would probably earn you a masters in Astra-physicics in many universities.

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  315. 319 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Ahead of what, CL? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  316. 320 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Paladin, are you planning on changing the oil every 3,000 miles? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  317. 321 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    And rotating the tires, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  318. 322 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I can’t find that other article. I’ll bet the blue-noses had it removed. It said: moderate drinking, particularly wine, lessened your chance of heart attack by 68%! It wasn’t all this rosy, including saying that if you didn’t now drink, you shouldn’t start. But meanwhile, I bask in my Chianti glow grinning like a possum.

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  319. 323 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    You better get a good pit crew.

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  320. 324 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    I saw that article too. I’ll go try to find it.

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  321. 326 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    There you go again, Klobber. Making a liar out of me. No, I thought that 68% sounded way too high. And, that is the article. Thanks.

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  322. 327 paladin2008 March 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Lordy, it’s 9:21! Can anyone give me a good reason for not going to bed? I didn’t think so.

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  323. 328 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    008….. I found that standing up to bullies to be the best means of ending the problem once and for all. Worst butt kicking ever received was at the hands of a 13 year old wise guy, I was only 6. I never stopped pounding his knees and ankles and he finally tired of hurting his hands while pummeling my head and face. He never picked on me again after that. Come to think of it, no one else ever did either.

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  324. 329 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    And yes, I make sure to take my worm medicine every night. Like Moms Mabley says, if you drink whiskey, you won’t have worms…

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  325. 330 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    And didn’t the Braves get their butts handed to them today? Glad it is only spring training…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  326. 331 Gil in Mechanicsville March 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Okay, time for a little quality time with the wife… Later folks…

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  327. 332 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Gil, I’m spending quality time with my wife too. She’s in bed sleeping and I’m downstairs getting ready to watch Duke/UNC. Now THAT”S quality!

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  328. 333 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    And still no sign of the journalist or chop seal. Hope everything’s alright.

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  329. 334 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Blog domination is near. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  330. 335 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Man, ware is everbody???

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  331. 336 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Good morning Beringan. That’s a good question.

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  332. 337 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Paladin called me Berrigan now I am Beringan??? Good thing it ain’t a family name! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  333. 338 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Sorry Berygain! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  334. 339 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    say it like a old jazz forum guy said it…. Berrygin!

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  335. 340 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Is that like Juniper Berrygin?

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  336. 341 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Could be….I ain’t much of a drinker….

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  337. 342 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Food’s my vice!

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  338. 343 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    You back on a normal sleep cycle yet?

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  339. 344 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Food’s probably a better vice. But alcohol can help you sleep.

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  340. 345 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Not really Chris! I slept a crazy amount yesterday…then woke at 2:30 am…up til 3 PM slept 4 hours…still tired…weird…I wish I was like Edison, and only needed 2-3 hours of sleep!

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  341. 346 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Chris, I also hear alcohol lowers blood sugar(I’m a diabetic ) I have read that the reason folks are so hung over in the morn is their blood sugar is way down…liver and pancreas aren’t up to snuff since they have been pickled…

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  342. 347 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Did you see the post I left for you a couple days back? I found three sleep clinics in ATL for you to check out.

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  343. 348 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Chris I did, thanks! I bookmarked them. My insurance isn’t the all time greatest, high deductible…and I know the tests are expensive.

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  344. 349 chrisklob March 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    I hate to sound like a nag but I really hope that you’ll check one of those places out. Just call them and tell them about your insurance and see what it will cost. It just might save your life.

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  345. 350 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I should look into it….you nag me, I nag Gil about seeing other docs about his back…it’s all good! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  346. 351 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 12:16 am

    And I am still tired!!! zzzzzzzzzz. Time to sleep for 3-4 hours, I leave the blog domination to you Chris! Cheers!

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  347. 353 morpheus45 March 9, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Damn, women are confusing…good night.

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  348. 354 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Yo Grinch… Like that is a surprise to the rest of us?… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like the joke says, you want that bridge 2 lanes or four?.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  349. 355 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 6:39 am

    bad Chris, bad Chris!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜›

    Grinch, are you saying you wish women would say what they mean, and mean what they say??? What fun would that be????

    Wow the 3 of us are going to have a tough time fitting into the doghouse, aren’t we???

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  350. 356 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 6:41 am

    CL, you told everyone about DST, except for the blog itself!! Perhaps B&S doesn’t pay much attention????

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  351. 357 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Blog Denomination. Get yer ones, twos, and threes right hear!!!! Each B&S “dollar” is equal to one post! After you have spent 3 B&S’ers…you cannot post unless someone else posts! Unless of course, no one else is posting…..

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  352. 358 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Since no one else is posting, or blogging for that matter….
    Here is a story that may not get much press. China foils attempt to cause air crash…..check out the last paragraph…
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23544214

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  353. 359 lew614 March 9, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Berigan-Are you sure you haven’t already found that rock-and then smoked it?

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  354. 360 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Nope, different rock Lew! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  355. 361 lew614 March 9, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Berigan-That’s good. Wondered if that insomnia was leading you down the wrong path. See, if you smoked pot you would be sleeping well-with no extra side effects.

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  356. 362 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 8:48 am

    If you weren’t smokin’ you’d remember this was a different story, and you might recall, this time I said it might not get much press….(Insert proper emoticon here, you KNOW I am just kidding you!)
    I see that they have updated the story to add more about finding evidence of an Olympic plot…so it will likely get some real press today….

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  357. 363 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

    ain’t there any baseball news out there??? Lew, did you ever get a chance to see the 20 year old phenom Jay Bruce play??? Phenom is underlined, so I guess it’s not a real word, but this non word is spelled correctly, correct???

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  358. 364 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 9:37 am

    You all better be at church! ๐Ÿ˜ก

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  359. 365 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 10:19 am

    It’s too cold to be outside yet!!!!

    Anyway, if this bit of a baseball rumor is true, very strange. Saw on Mlbtraderumors.com that the Cubs and Sox may trade Marquis for Coco Crisp…why would the Red Sox want Marquis??? Can you even imagine him in the AL, in that park??? I know it’s swell to have reserve arms, but he is paid too much, even for that club, you’d think to be the 6th or 7th starter.
    And why won’t the Cubs just leave Felix Pie alone in CF??? He looked ready to me last year when we saw him….Sweet Lou hates the youngsters, don’t he???

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  360. 366 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 10:30 am

    What a strange, brave new world we live in! While waiting for someone to play with, I have been trying to figure out how to remove some “tags” from a jazz sampler cd I have made….My Jazz board has something called a BFT. Blindfold Test..an old jazz tradition where jazz musicians would have a record or two put on for a magazine interview, and they try to guess who the musicians are! So….one of the guys in Europe is trying to help this 19th century boy out….The “Tags” give away the artists, and song titles on some computers…so, he sent me a program to download, to edit out these tags…naturally, I had some problems. No, I gotta figure out how to upload these tracks so folks in Europeland can just go to the web and download them, sans tags…makes my head hurt.
    Meanwhile this guy had a link to download some old jazz, and I am now listening to a whole cd of Charlie Christian, one of the pioneers of Electric guitar…..I have always been a fan of the guy, have a few cds…he might be better known outside of jazz circles today if he hadn’t died of TB in 1942, at the age of 25…..

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  361. 367 lew614 March 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Berigan-No that’s the first time I’ve ever heard the name. If he’s with the Braves, you have to realize that most of the minor league guys report much later and even the ones like Brandon Jones or Jordan Schafer, who are not expected to start the season in Atlanta, practice at fields that take quite a trek to get to-way too much for these old legs to endure-especially when all the good players like Tex and Chipper are on the main field.

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  362. 368 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 9, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Lew, he’s with the Reds. I didn’t know if you had seen him at any of the games/practices you saw…I sure didn’t know it, but he’s THE #1 prospect in all of baseball….And he has been talked up a bit(Just saw a mlb story on Griffey helping him, and we all remember how young he was when he came up to stay with the Mariners) Now I can sorta understand how they could give Josh Hamilton up.
    Sounds like a real quality kid…..nice to hear.
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/features/264852.html

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  363. 370 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Well, this one .!. is for you, Grincher and your palantonio. I didn’t say that Farve was one of the greatest players; I said he was one of my favorite players. So, were Bobby Lane and Sonny Jurgensen. They had fun on and off the field and they were fun to watch. If Bart Starr, Troy Aikeman(?), Otto Grahm(I’ll take Norm Van Brocklin)are your cup of tea, then sip it! The bottom line: Brett Favre has been one of the most exciting players to watch throughout his career. Period.

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  364. 371 morpheus45 March 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I agree. I always liked watching Favre. Interceptions in big games are exciting. I just got tired of the media worshipping him as if he were the messiah when in fact he’s spent his entire career making poor decisions and getting away with some of them ’cause he’s got a strong arm. He’s the most durable athlete ever, and he was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Green Bay (and football in general) won’t be nearly as interesting without him. I’m just glad someone besides me has the stones to step up and say the guy wasn’t perfect.

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  365. 372 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Now, if I had been a Green Bay fan, instead of a Favre fan, I might have felt differently. But, seeing a QB throw a TD pass and then make a snoball and throw it at his O line is special. He’s still just a big kid from Kiln, Miss. And, you and me are still buds, right?

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  366. 373 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Braves beat up on the Cardinal scrubs. Meanwhile, the pitching was like the little girl with the curl on her “forrid”; some was good, and some was horrid.

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  367. 374 morpheus45 March 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Once again, I agree. I have nothing against Favre (other than the constant offseason pseudo-retirement circuses); it’s the media creation of a god that doesn’t exist that I have a problem with. And it isn’t that big of a problem.

    You really think I’d get so p’o’d that you like a player more than I do that I wouldn’t be your friend anymore? That’s almost touching. You’re all-right for a white boy, Paladin. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  368. 375 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    But I still can’t jump. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  369. 376 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Tomorrow’s game will be on Sports South at 1 pm. I learned that from “lurking” across the street. BTW CL, some of those folks who are “too busy” to write leads were not too busy to be other there chatting with the enemy. I’d say they have some splainin’ to do.

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  370. 377 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Still no jjs. Do we have an extradition treaty with Uganda?

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  371. 378 morpheus45 March 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I just looked over at the heading of the other blog (“Wither Thorman?”); never ceases to amaze me O’Brien hates Jimmy but uses his obviously unique style whenever he can and passes it off as his own. Sad.

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  372. 379 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    There is still a lot of “oh, the humanity” thrown around on there, too.

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  373. 380 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I know it is a cliche, but jimmy has more talent in his little finger than O’brien has in his entire hog-riding body.

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  374. 381 Carolina Lady March 9, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    O’Brien senses that which is why, IMHO, he feels/felt so threatened by jjs.

    jimmy smith must be really mad at this lady. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  375. 382 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I caught DOB in an untruth a couple of times, trying to pass off someone else’s work as his own. It is why I grew tired of him… JJS is an original, no question. Now, not to say too much or he will be sporting a Barry Bonds size hat….

    CL.. I would suspect the good journalist to be in the process of retrieving Chopper or pursuing blossom. No one could stay mad at you….

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  376. 383 journalist jimmy smith March 9, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Carolina Lady Says:

    March 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    Where is jimmy smith??!

    can come out now, carolina lady?

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  377. 384 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    And what of young Gregor Blanco? He certainly has not stopped hitting since his return from winter ball. Trade bait perhaps? I don’t think the Braves will be able to sneak him by on waivers and I think the braves have some youngsters ahead of him on the depth chart right now. Who needs a good young outfielder?

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  378. 385 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    look out for a crash… I just noticed that wordpress has not reset their clock…

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  379. 386 journalist jimmy smith March 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    this journalist has been in carolina lady’s doghouse now for several days. also, out of town for a conference. jimmy smith forgot to tell the bloggers hear before jimmy smith had to go . . . jimmy smith apologizes. journalist was overcome with emotion when journalist found out journalist was missed hear. jimmy smith thanks the bloggers for all the nice sentiments. it must be true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. sounds like an unhealthy thing, though. growing fonder. fungus? and as to dob – frankster showed this journalist the door after this journalist left of this journalist’s own free will. yes, this journalist was “expelled” about the time frankster realized jimmy smith and jimmy smith’s friends had left for good. friends, though, were invited back. only jimmy smith was the devil. deviled ham. and several minions jumped on this journalist, and on bob, and on grinch, for good measure. called journalist and bob and grinch “and idiots”. well, no hard feelings. some may remember the first time frankster made use of whither – frankster spelled it wither. oh, the frailty! driving in the fast lane on a moped.

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  380. 387 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Many folks fear those whom are smarter than they, if that were the case for me, I would be afraid of a lot of folks… As it is, I just try to get along… well, most of the time… Anyway, it will some be time for good and meaningful baseball talk. First however, the field of players must be trimmed so we all can get a better view.

    Perhaps the Braves have the back up third baseman in training with Lillibridge getting playing time. I made the statement several months ago to the effect that the Braves did not really have anyone in the minors ready to fill in at first base. I still think Nick Johnson would be a very good pick up for the Braves if the Nationals were willing to take a chance on Thorman and possibly Pena. Those players would fit the Nationals needs right now and Johnson would be a good go to guy if something were to happen to Tex.

    it is not a perfect world, everyone one has some weaknesses except maybe the Tigers…. Awesome everyday lineup they have.

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  381. 388 chrisklob March 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Welcome back journalist jimmy smith. I was about to send the dogs out to look for you and your little friend. So you went to a “conference”, huh? CNN “conference” center? Is that what the kids are calling it these days? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  382. 389 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    “some be” ??? did not get caught in the filter? Should read soon be but then I’m sure most recognized that…

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  383. 390 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    maybe “sum be”…

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  384. 391 Carolina Lady March 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    The doghouse!! I forgot to check it! uh-oh! ๐Ÿ˜

    Glad we were not abandoned! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Don’t know what is up with the clock unless they weren’t aware that the change-over was advanced a week.

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  385. 392 chrisklob March 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Gil, the Tigers have some weaknesses too, just not offensively. Their rotation is a little sketchy, as is there bully, so long as Zumaya is out.

    I like the idea of Nick Johnson too. However, I read that D. Young showed up at camp at 298 lbs. Doesn’t sound like he’s taking care of his diabetes from what I read. Johnson may be a necessity for the Nats this year.

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  386. 393 Carolina Lady March 9, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve manually reset it for this week until the rest of the world changes next week. Remind me to reset it next week if I forget! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  387. 394 journalist jimmy smith March 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    remember the name joe borchard and the name philip freneau. and, will chopping be allowed on this blog? must ask carolina lady. and was mike hampton injured while this journalist was away? twisted something, perhaps?

    and you know, you know, journalist was just listening, you know, to tim hudson, you know, talk. good thing, you know, tim hudson doesn’t have to, you know, talk. could be a broadcaster down the road, though. or a beet writer.

    giving beet writing a bad name . . .

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  388. 395 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    As they say, “Niney-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name”

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  389. 396 journalist jimmy smith March 9, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Carolina Lady Says:

    March 9, 2008 at 7:53 pm edit

    Iโ€™ve manually reset it for this week until the rest of the world changes next week. Remind me to reset it next week if I forget!

    much like a jimmy smith post. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  390. 397 journalist jimmy smith March 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    oh, the humanity! journalist is on a role now. journalism is jimmy smith’s life but beet writing is seal work. chop seal has not been heard from for a few days and jimmy smith has just sent chop seal a text message.

    oh, the humanity! again.

    overtures have been made to chop seal by the atlanta newspapers. could a beet writing position be in the offing for chop seal?

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  391. 398 Chop Seal March 9, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I’M noT goIng anywHere CaruLinA Lady, yoU gavE mE my bRake anD I wiLL not leAvE heAr. NoW, a beeT wriTer storiE:

    A TOUGH OLD BEET WRITER, COUNSELED HIS GRANDSON THAT IF HE WANTED TO LIVE A LONG LIFE, THE SECRET WAS TO SPRINKLE A PINCH OF GUN POWDER ON HIS CHEESE EVERY MORNING.

    THE GRANDSON DID THIS RELIGIOUSLY TO THE AGE OF 103 WHEN HE DIED.

    HE LEFT BEHIND 14 CHILDREN, 30 GRANDCHILDREN, 45 GREAT-GRAND-CHILDREN, 25 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND A 15 FOOT HOLE WHERE THE CREMATORIUM USED TO BEE. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  392. 399 paladin2008 March 9, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I’m going to bed with great relief now that jjs is back in the fold. Now, if we could just get SG and ww back. I think a glass of milk and a piece of red velvet cake should work for SG. Table scraps should do the trick for ww.

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  393. 400 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Good one Chopper….

    Chris… True about Detroit but it is a small chink in their armor.
    as far as Demitri is concerned, you are probably right in him letting himself go mat result in him eating himself out of a job. I hate for the Braves to carry Scott with the notion he would likely only get about 100 at bats. Seems to be a waste of a roster spot but who knows, maybe he will fool us all….

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  394. 401 Gil in Mechanicsville March 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Okay, I think everyone is taking the night off so I will check in later…

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  395. 402 chrisklob March 9, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Gil, in the one game that I saw Thorman play in, I saw that he still had that long loopy swing. He’s got to fix that.

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  396. 403 flbravesgirl March 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Hi, y’all! Missed you. Mt. Dora was lovely but the weather was not the greatest for strolling outside.

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  397. 404 chrisklob March 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Welcome back fbg. Hope you had a good time on your trip. Been kind of slow around here. journalist jimmy smith and chop seal were out of town at a “conference”. Now we find out that you’ve been out of town too.

    Hey, wait a minute. Is that a coincidence, or did you and journalist jimmy smith have a rendez-vous this weekend? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  398. 405 flbravesgirl March 9, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Chris! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ What kind of girl do you think I am?!? Besides I’m not up to jimmy’s Hollywood starlet standards.

    I was with my family. And I thought y’all knew I was going anyway.

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  399. 406 chrisklob March 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    FBG, just kiddin’ sweetheart! Does seem like an awfully convenient coincidence though!

    Besides, everyone involved is over the age of 18, right?

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  400. 407 flbravesgirl March 9, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Well, I am. Having never met jimmy I couldn’t say what his age is. Presumably he is or Ms. Lane has some explaining to do.

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  401. 408 flbravesgirl March 9, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    … crickets…

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  402. 409 williamwallace March 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Here’s an old Ernie Johnson special I found on youtube

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  403. 410 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Our favorite thing in Mt. Dora was Cupcake Delights, a little bakeshop that makes only cupcakes. They make about a dozen different flavors per day. The yellow cake with fresh strawberry buttercream was particularly good. I’ll have to experiment & try to make a version of that frosting.

    Anyway, they seem to do quite well. It was very busy all day long. My mom told me “You could do this”. I don’t know if Rabun Co. is big enough to support something like a specialty bakeshop.

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  404. 411 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Hi, WW! I’ll check that out tomorrow when I can have the sound on.

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  405. 412 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Since it appears that y’all have abandoned me it must be time to go read. Good night!

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  406. 413 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 7:58 am

    G’morning B&Sians… I am still asleep… ๐Ÿ˜

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  407. 414 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:20 am

    journalist cannot remember when journalist has had so many delicious cupcakes! yellow cakes, white cakes, devils food cakes . . . all so tasty! ๐Ÿ˜† just kidding, fbg. can’t start the wrong kind of rumors hear. journalist is certain that journalist and fbg would get along just fine in a social setting.

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  408. 415 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:27 am

    “Pie went 3-for-4 in Sunday’s 13-1 victory over Kansas City and is hitting .321 with two home runs.”

    apparently, the twisting has subsided.

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  409. 416 Salty March 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    BTW CL, some of those folks who are โ€œtoo busyโ€ to write leads were not too busy to be other there chatting with the enemy. Iโ€™d say they have some splaininโ€™ to do.

    Well, Pal(adin), instead of cozying up to CL playing teacher’s pet, why not write a lead yourself? Hmm…decisions, decisions…lurk or write…or take a nap? Come on, you’re on the roster, put the bat on your shoulder once in a while and step to the plate!

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  410. 417 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Good to see the often honorable JJS back in the fold! ๐Ÿ™‚ Was like the others worried about his whereabouts! So, was the Diane Lane convention conference a success????

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  411. 418 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hey WW, thanks for the link to the old Ernie Johnson clip! Everyone should check it out. A 6 minute clip on him from 1982, with brief views of Pete, and Skip(Talks about the group) even Ernie’s wife. Vin Scully talks about him as well….very nice.
    I have about 20 minutes on some tape of Ernie’s first retirement…..That shows you he was a former major leaguer! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  412. 419 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

    VOR…….WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  413. 420 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:06 am

    So, B3, exactly where does one go to look for rock?

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  414. 421 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:08 am

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  415. 422 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I’m awake… sort of…

    Where is my coffee cup?

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  416. 423 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:11 am

    VOR, good question!!! From what I hear on 96.1 the BUZZZZZZ, and Rock 100.5, you just dig out dusty cds or lps you have lying around(Laying around? I forgot the rule, chickens, lay, something, something?)
    I guess I should be more specific, the search for new rock!!! No wonder I play jazz cds more and more these days!

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  417. 424 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:11 am

    VOR, it’s in your right hand!

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  418. 425 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Oh, yeah… there it is. It’s gonna be one of those days. ๐Ÿ˜

    B3, I was looking yesterday for a way to expand the smiley ๐Ÿ™‚ choices on WordPress and actually found out that it can be done. Unfortuantely, it requires a little more behind the OS tinkering than I care to do. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I don’t mind “changing the oil”, but I shy away from the heavy lifting. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ You’d think there’d be a simple download, but, alas, NOT. ๐Ÿ˜ก

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  419. 426 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Oh, farfergnugen! :surprise:

    I forgot to reset the clock in my office. I just lost an hour…

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  420. 427 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Why didn’t :surprise: work?

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  421. 428 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:26 am

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  422. 429 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Blog domination! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  423. 430 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I heard some of the game yesterday…..Chip(or Pete) said basically, there were 2 bullpen positions available, and Bennett, Carlyle, Boyer, Ring, Resop et al for competing for them…and that Yates, Acosta, Soriano, Moylan and Ohman already had jobs.
    Should Yates be guaranteed a job after a 5.18 ERA last year??? I mean, I think he has a very good arm, but still….if someone looks better in ST than him, considering last year, shouldn’t they be given a chance???? Of course, if Soriano doesn’t pitch soon, it may all be a moot point…

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  424. 431 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:35 am

    No domination, I was looking up players, then a cat needed their belly rubbed…then I had to put some old timey jazz on, you know how it goes…

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  425. 432 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

    VOR, I wish there were more smilies we could use! There are so many out the…cool ones, like a smilie driving, doing a burnout, ones vomiting(would come in handy every time JJS mentions you know what!
    Come on VOR, put on a back brace, you won’t blow out a disc! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  426. 433 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:39 am

    BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK.<—–domination!!!!

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  427. 434 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 9:43 am

    B3, Check out this link to see what I mean about the smilies…

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  428. 435 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 9:49 am

    …hmmm. Does the stuck pig squeal? I don’t know but I’m sure it has a lot of salt on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I will be ready to serve when ever CL says, “Paladin, you’re up.” Meanwhile, CL here is an apple and do the chalkboards need cleaning?

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  429. 436 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Oh sure, point that out…I almost understood some of it…for a smart computer guy or gal…should be a piece of cake! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Also, if anyone wants some marriage advice, this unmarried marriage counselor is ready to advise!

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  430. 437 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Wow!!! Read all about this Dodger pitcher, teenager Clayton Kershaw!!! Here’s a line from it to wet your whistle…. Catcher Russell Martin has already said Kershaw throws the best curveball he’s caught.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080309&content_id=2415493&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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  431. 438 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Nice link, B3. Very interesting…

    Russell Martin is Canadian, eh?

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  432. 439 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:05 am

    paladin: You cookin’ bacon?

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  433. 440 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

    fer shure

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  434. 441 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Are you guys gullible or what? What do you expect the catcher to say, “His stuff couldn’t break glass”. Geez!

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  435. 442 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Maybe Martin would like to pick up a 2-4 o’ Blue, you know, the 5 point 0, and take the Basketweave to Tronno to catch The Leafs. Hogtown is cookie, with oat a doat! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  436. 443 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 10:19 am

    “paladin: You cookinโ€™ bacon?” Roger? No, but he has some interesting theories for a monk(ey).

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  437. 444 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 10:31 am

    “Maybe Martin would like to pick up a 2-4 oโ€™ Blue, you know, the 5 point 0, and take the Basketweave to Tronno to catch The Leafs. Hogtown is cookie, with oat a doat!”

    That is the front-runner in the gobbledygook of the week award.

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  438. 445 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Maybe Martin would like to pick up a 2-4 oโ€™ Blue, you know, the 5 point 0, and take the Basketweave to Tronno to catch The Leafs. Hogtown is cookie, with oat a doat!

    Canadian slanguage for: Maybe Martin would like to pick up a case of Labatt’s Blue, you know, with the minimum 5.0% alcohol level, and take Hwy. 401 to Toronto to catch NHL Maple Leafs. Toronto is crazy, without a doubt!

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  439. 446 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Oh, I see…sayeth the blind man.

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  440. 447 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I think I will go talk to myself on “Word”. I know all of the punchlines, but I still laugh.

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  441. 448 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Not many Canadian visitors there, Paladin? We get lots of ’em here so I’m used to “oat and aboat”.

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  442. 449 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 11:16 am

    hmmm…. had chino cadahia spent time working with brayan pena and clint sammons rather than javy would this be a stronger team?

    oat and aboat? muffins?

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  443. 450 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 11:20 am

    jimmy, I’m sure we’d get along fine, too. Now I know you were just joking but please don’t start any unfounded rumors. I don’t want the one I’m interested in to think I’m playing games with him. You are a rather famous (or infamous?) fellow, after all.

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  444. 451 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 11:24 am

    So, FBG, does your “interest” follow the goings on here in B&Sville?

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  445. 452 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Now, baseball… sorta…

    According to the fishwrapper, Mike Hampton’s 5 favorite movies are:
    1) Tombstone
    2) Animal House
    3) Red Dawn
    4) Rocky
    5) Top Gun

    I would have guessed:
    1) Of Human Bandage
    2) Scar Wars
    3) The Wizard of Ows
    4) The Silence of the Limbs
    5) Schindler’s Ligament

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  446. 453 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Wish we had a self-edit feature like my skating board does. I probably shouldn’t have brought up that subject. Not ready to talk about it. VOR, I will say he’s a Braves fan, of course.

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  447. 454 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Just pokin’ fun, FBG. I’ll drop it…

    Hampton favorite movie #6: Tendon Mercies

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  448. 455 lew614 March 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Ma’am-I will mail the drawing and the print tomorrow after my podiatrist appointment.

    Bob-I know you sent it, but I still can’t find your address. Please re-send it. Also, do I need to send the baseball via Fed Ex or can the Post Office handle this one?

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  449. 456 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Howdy, Lew…

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  450. 457 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Just stopped by to say howdy…

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  451. 458 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Hi, Lew. Hope you’re not to the point of having to tunnel out through the snow.

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  452. 459 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Howdy, Gil…

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  453. 460 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Howdy, partners!

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  454. 461 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    lew614 Says:

    March 10, 2008 at 11:49 am edit

    Maโ€™am-I will mail the drawing and the print tomorrow after my podiatrist appointment.

    toes are not to be trifled with! and lew, journalist is very optimistic about the season. no toe issues at this time. of course, this may be the year of twisted toe. have to wait and see.

    and fbg, not interested in jimmy smith, huh? that’s what laurie dhue first thought. then, well . . .

    and, infamous jimmy smith? nope, ugandan.

    and mike hampton better rest that groin. hmm… how is this done? and think of poor jeff porter having to work on mike hampton’s groin. worse than beet writing. on second, thought as bad as beet writing.

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  455. 462 lew614 March 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hello Raisins-Find your missing hour yet?

    FBG-I’m just ready (I think) for the warmer weather to come. Of course, it would mean melted snow-tons of it-and the attendant floods. It warmed up enough last week to melt a foot or two off of the 10 foot tall drifts. However, since snow still covers all the drainage points, all it did was pool up and freeze overnight, making driving an adventure. The 35-50 MPH winds didn’t help much, either. I can’t wait for June (though it could snow then, too).

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  456. 463 lew614 March 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    JJS-I NEVER trifle with toes, I assure you. This was the first Spring Training in about five years with no toe or foot issues for The Artist. It made it a much more enjoyable time.

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  457. 464 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I’m having coffee and grapes for lunch. Does that sound as strange to anybody else as it does to me?

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  458. 465 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    B3, tell me again, what kind of rock are you searching for?

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  459. 466 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    VOR! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ You’re a cannibal?!?

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  460. 467 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Good rock, VOR!!! Didn’t you see my earlier post on the subject??? I also mentioned the bullpen around 9:30 AM that went over like a lead balloon as well!
    Flb claims to be a shy wallflower…. my posts are clearly shy wallflowers….don’t no one paint over them, ok???

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  461. 468 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    flb,
    I looked up Mt. Dora…even though I lived in Jacksonville for 10 years, never heard of it! Not really a mountain though, is it??? ๐Ÿ™‚ I was wondering why I had never heard of a mountain in Florida…
    I did a google search, and got quite an eyefull, from the very first photo that showed up. Looks like an interesting place! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  462. 469 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    B3: I caught the earlier posts, but I’m just now beginning to wake up. New rock? Nothing in the classic vein? Check out this link and scroll around the tracks. There’s some variety there, so don’t judge ’em all by one. Tell me what you think…

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  463. 470 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Oh, and I just noticed – the old Chop Chick was axed. There’s a new CC in town…

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  464. 471 lew614 March 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Raisns-A reasonable (or is that raisinable) lunch for someone who is constipated.

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  465. 472 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    You know, Lew, I didn’t look at it from that angle, but now I wish I had… ๐Ÿ˜

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  466. 473 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    It’s very hilly, Berigan. I think it’s one of the highest points in Florida. Not sure what you saw in that pic. What I saw was a cute, quaint town full of B&Bs, antique shops, boutiques & restaurants.

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  467. 474 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hey VOR! Their interesting, thanks! I have nothing against the classic vein, its just….I have heard the same songs for so many years now! And there are some good songs that haven’t been played to death, but what are the odds of radio stations playing them???
    I don’t own a Pink Floyd “album” (Sorry Hillbilly!) because I have heard the same songs for 20+ years, and just don’t find them interesting. But, I saw the video for this song on VH1 classics, a few years back, off their Division Bell cd…High hopes

    Ok, pretty far removed from “rock” but, if you don’t have any Floyd cds, have you ever heard it before??? They spent a lot on that video, so they must have pushed it once…but, noo…..lets hear Money, for the one billionth time instead! Grrr!!!

    I know, I know…just get XM…That’s what I will do, someday….

    But, meanwhile, I am about to turn 41 on Saturday, and I am not ready to give up on new music, and just play “oldies”…not yet at least…..

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  468. 475 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Howdy, all!

    Lunch? Fresh baby Spinach leaves, a little shredded lettuce, onion, diced tomato, strips of grilled chicken, fine shredded Romano cheese, shredded Parmesan, and creamy dressing with black pepper. Fresh, hot coffee. Decaf.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lew, can’t wait!! THANKS!!

    Berigan, Salty – when I have 5-6 hours free, I’ll check into what it takes to add Smilies. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  469. 476 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Sounds nice FLB!!! I was just surprised to see a nice nekked lady(she was laying on her stomach, so you didn’t see anything) in a ad for Cellulite Treatment…..wonder how it became the very first photo to show up if you type in Mt. Dora???

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  470. 477 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    So in other words CL, right after Hell freezes over???? :mrgreen:

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  471. 478 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Howdy, CL…

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  472. 479 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    And CL, that lunch you mention is downright cruel!!!! I just ate a ham sandwich, which wasn’t all that and a bag of chips, if you know what I mean…No, what I mean,no what I mean??? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge! Sorry…Monty Python references are sooo last week…

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  473. 480 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Well, that explains the “eyeful”. There are some spas there. Must be for one of them.

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  474. 481 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Hey, Raisins!!

    Berigan, wouldn’t say that – it just takes a lot of time when you start messing around in the primary programs and servers – and it takes so little to totally trash the whole thing! I’ve done it before elsewhere, but I make no claim to being an expert! ๐Ÿ˜† I’d LOVE to have a wider variety of Smilies; just not something I can get into just now. And, at least, we do have them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  475. 482 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I’d kill for that ham sandwich. I had coffee and grapes, for Pete’s sake!!! Coffee and grapes! ๐Ÿ˜ก

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  476. 483 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    and I should have typed know what I mean…..had to say that before Flb, danes the need to correct me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  477. 484 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    The salad is easy to put together, Berigan – and is soooooo good! I told Kelly it looked like we were having grass clippings for lunch! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  478. 485 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    CL, you are correct ma’am! That other board ain’t got nothin’! It’s slower than this one, no emoticons, or emotipros….and you don’t have to get all fancy smanchy to bold text and remove spaced lines, etc…..

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  479. 486 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Time for you to go to the grocery store, VOR?

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  480. 487 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    FBG, I was just going to mention that there are these places where food is readily available for purchase. Some can be stored in these things called ‘refrigerators’ and cooked/heated in ‘microwaves’ or on ‘stoves’. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  481. 488 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Hmmm… grocery store… now THERE’S an idea…

    I could probably find a decent lunch if I tried. I think I’ll try…

    back in a few! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  482. 489 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks, ladies, for the concern. I’m afraid the problem is neither located in the refrigerator nor the grocery store, but rather between the keyboard and the chair.

    I shall now make the necessary effort…

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  483. 490 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜† Enjoy lunch, Raisins! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Back to work for me! Later, y’all!

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  484. 491 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    WAit, CarUlinA LadY we nEED to talK.

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  485. 492 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Woo-hoo! I found leftover spaghetti! Yeah!

    Life is good… ๐Ÿ˜€

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  486. 493 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    What’s up, Chopper?

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  487. 494 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Whoa… I found the Bravos on Fox Sports South!

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  488. 495 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    2-0 Good guys, bottom 3

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  489. 496 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Wainright pitching for St. Louis, bottom 3.

    Francoeur pops to 3B.

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  490. 497 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Wainright pitching for St. Louis, bottom 3.

    Francoeur pops to 3B.
    Tex grounds to SS.

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  491. 498 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Wainright pitching for St. Louis, bottom 3.

    -Francoeur pops to 3B.
    -Tex grounds to SS.
    -Mac lines to LF.

    End of 3, 2-0 Good guys.

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  492. 499 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Talk about multi-tasking! I’m eating lunch, watching baseball, workin’, bloggin’, and play-by-playin’. Go me!

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  493. 500 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks, VOR!

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  494. 501 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Top of 4, JJ on the mound.

    -Barton(?) K’s.

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  495. 502 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Top of 4, JJ on the mound.

    -Barton(?) K’s.
    -Pujols grounds to SS.

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  496. 503 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Top of 4, JJ on the mound.

    -Barton(?) K’s.
    -Pujols grounds to SS.
    -Ankiel pops to CF.

    JJ looks solid.

    Middle 4, 2-0 Good guys.

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  497. 504 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Bottom 4, Wainright on the mound for SL.

    -Prado (playin SS today) lines out hard to 2B.

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  498. 505 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for reminding me VOR, I was trying to follow online! I forgot all about it being on TV today!

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  499. 506 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Bottom 4, Wainright on the mound for StL.

    -Prado (playin SS today) lines out hard to 2B.
    -Lillibridge tries to take Wainright’s heel off. Infield single.

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  500. 507 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Bottom 4, Wainright on the mound for StL.

    -Prado (playin SS today) lines out hard to 2B.
    -Lillibridge tries to take Wainright’s heel off. Infield single.
    -Hernandez(?) hits into DP.

    Who the heck is Hernandez?

    End of 4, 2-0 Good guys.

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  501. 508 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Top 5, Drees on the mound for the Good guys.

    -Glaus singles to CF

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  502. 509 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Top 5, Drees on the mound for the Good guys.

    -Glaus singles to CF
    -Gonzalez singles to LF

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  503. 510 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Top 5, Drese on the mound for the Good guys.

    -Glaus singles to CF
    -Gonzalez singles to LF
    -Molina flies to LF

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  504. 511 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    gorkys. remember the name gorkys hernandez.

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  505. 512 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    did someone wake journalist bob?

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  506. 513 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Top 5, Drese on the mound for the Good guys.

    -Glaus singles to CF
    -Gonzalez singles to LF
    -Molina flies to LF
    -Wainright bunts into himself in fair territory

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  507. 514 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    They were talking about Lillibridge on radio yesterday…some funny comments about his “confidence” Someone(can’t think who) in the organization saw him at the beginning of the season last year and asked him what kind of a hitter he was, and Lillibridge said to him, “I’m a great hitter!” ๐Ÿ™‚ When whomever it was saw him in September again, “he” said, You are right, you are a great hitter!

    Also last spring training, Andruw, after watching him made some comments to Bobby about him…Bobby came up to Lillibridge later on and told him that Andruw thought he had a pretty good swing, to which Lillibridge said….He should!!!! :mrgreen: Truer words have never been spoken, eh what???
    Gotta be a bit cocky if you want to play in the majors, and you still look more like the ball boy than a Pro…

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  508. 515 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    i stopped capitalizing. it works betteR.

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  509. 516 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Just returned from lunch at Miss Mary’s where I had stuffed bellpepper, mashed potatoes w/gravy, fried okra, corn muffins and sweet tea. For desert, chocalate-covered stawberries. Gosh I wish they had coffee and grapes on the menu. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  510. 517 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    carolina ladY, that made me hungree.

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  511. 518 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Top 5, Drese on the mound for the Good guys.

    -Glaus singles to CF
    -Gonzalez singles to LF
    -Molina flies to LF
    -Wainright bunts into himself in fair territory
    -Izturis flies to RF

    Middle 5, 2-0 Good guys.

    Oh, yeah… Gorkys. How’d I miss that? Thanks Chopper…

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  512. 519 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    chocalate is a refined chocolate.

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  513. 520 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    can’T waiT for corky and gorkys in the same lineup.

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  514. 521 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Bottom 5, Wainright toes the rubber.

    -Somebody does something and makes an out. I missed it.
    -Schafer flies to LF.

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  515. 522 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    You need to put a lock on that cap, chop!

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  516. 523 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Bottom 5, Wainright toes the rubber.

    -Somebody does something and makes an out. I missed it.
    -Schafer flies to LF
    -Kotsay flies to CF

    End of 5, 2-0 Good guys

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  517. 524 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Top 6, Drese still slingin’ for the Bravos

    -Kennedy grounds to behind 1B, Drese covers nicely

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  518. 525 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Burp! I’m going and take a nap. I’ll catch VOR’s play-by-play after-the-fact.

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  519. 526 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Top 6, Drese still slingin’ for the Bravos

    -Kennedy grounds to behind 1B, Drese covers nicely
    -Lillibridge knocks a potential double down, Martin reaches

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  520. 527 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    VOR, I thought Lillibridge wasn’t a 3rd baseman???

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  521. 528 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Top 6, Drese still slingin’ for the Bravos

    -Kennedy grounds to behind 1B, Drese covers nicely
    -Lillibridge knocks a potential double down, Martin reaches
    -Pujols DP 5-4-3

    Middle 6, 2-0 Good guys

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  522. 529 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Bottom 6, Cliff Politte comes on for StL

    -Francoeur takes a leadoff walk. Yes, that’s right, I said a walk.

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  523. 530 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Bottom 6, Cliff Politte comes on for StL

    -Francoeur takes a leadoff walk. Yes, that’s right, I said a walk.
    -Francoeur steals 2B w/o a throw

    Lillibridge is playin’ 3B today!

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  524. 531 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Bottom 6, Cliff Politte comes on for StL

    -Francoeur takes a leadoff walk. Yes, that’s right, I said a walk.
    -Francoeur steals 2B w/o a throw
    -Tex grounds to 1B, Frenchy to 3B

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  525. 532 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Bottom 6, Cliff Politte comes on for StL

    -Francoeur takes a leadoff walk. Yes, that’s right, I said a walk.
    -Francoeur steals 2B w/o a throw
    -Tex grounds to 1B, Frenchy to 3B
    -Mac flies to shallow CF. Frenchy holds

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  526. 533 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Bottom 6, Cliff Politte comes on for StL

    -Francoeur takes a leadoff walk. Yes, that’s right, I said a walk.
    -Francoeur steals 2B w/o a throw
    -Tex grounds to 1B, Frenchy to 3B
    -Mac flies to shallow CF. Frenchy holds
    -Prado flies to RF

    End of 6, 2-0 Good guys

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  527. 534 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I gotta leave in about 10 minutes to pick up the kids. Somebody will need to take the reins…

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  528. 535 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwig singles to LF

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  529. 536 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwick singles to LF
    -unknown Card flies to LF

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  530. 537 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwick singles to LF
    -unknown Card flies to LF
    -Juan Gone flies to deep CF

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  531. 538 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Schafer in LF, Hernandez in CF, Anderson in RF.

    No fly balls droppin’ in THAT outfield.

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  532. 539 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Voice of Raisins Says:

    March 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwick singles to LF
    -unknown Card flies to LF

    that was the 3 of cuBs – oops, cards.

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  533. 540 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwick singles to LF
    -unknown Card flies to LF
    -Juan Gone flies to deep CF
    -Molina lines a single to RF

    Runners on the corners with 2 out

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  534. 541 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Top 7, Ring on to pitch

    -Ludwick singles to LF
    -unknown Card flies to LF
    -Juan Gone flies to deep CF
    -Molina lines a single to RF (lifted for PR)
    -Mather grounds out 6-3

    Middle 7, 2-0 Good guys

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  535. 542 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Gotta go!

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  536. 543 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    correction: -Mather grounds out 6-4. sorry… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  537. 544 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Huh, what??? Sorry, was workin’ and watchin’

    Javy just hit a homer to left!!!! Lilibridge made an out before him…forget how..sorry, didn’t know I would be doing that.

    Guzman lines a single to right…who????

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  538. 545 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Javier Guzman thrown out fairly easily at 2nd by Jason somebody
    They just said Schafer was rated the top 13 year old!!!! And while I was rewriting that poorly written sentence, Lilibridge got on somehow. Gorkys just got a single up the middle!!!

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  539. 546 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    oh, the humanity! journalist berigan!

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  540. 547 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Josh Anderson had two pitches thrown past him, then worked a walk…
    Tyler Flowers up! Doesn’t look as big as he must be. Flowers hit a breaking ball to right(He bats right handed) that had Juan Gone Gonzalez backpeddling to the track. He just missed a fastball before it that he fouled straight back. 3rd out. Going to the top of the 8th…

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  541. 548 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    The Don Sutton of verbal play by play I is!!!!
    Matt DeSalvo pitching…..
    Just walked someone. They didn’t say who was walked, sue me! Eturiz (SP?) stole 2nd, not Javy’s fault. Hoffpaier(sp)grounds to 2nd, one out

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  542. 549 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    DeSalvo looks motionwise, a bit like Jeff Weaver. Ituriz scores on a grounder to second. RBI for guy that looks a bit like Vladimir Guerrero. 2 outs…

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  543. 550 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Fat Albert lines out to Tex 3 outs…just one more out to go to the bottom of the 8th!

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  544. 551 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Joe Borchard at bat for the Braves. Pendleton likes him, says all his doubles have been to the opposite field. Jason Motte pitching for the cards. Throws hard, 95-96, former catcher they say. Takes strike 3. One out…

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  545. 552 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Motte just hit 97….Prado on board on sloppy play by Fat Albert, and Motte dropped the ball….Van Pope up. Flied out to center. Javy up again….

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  546. 553 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Javy walks. 2 on, 2 out. Javier Guzman up. Popup on the infield. 3 outs. Joe Simpson talking about Bobby might have a 4th outfielder??? WTH??? Might???? 3 catchers perhaps, extra infielder. Kotsey with back issues, you cannot possibly go with 3 outfielders! Nobody does that. Most teams have 5!!! Joe in sun too much perhaps???

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  547. 554 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Jorge Campillo pitching the top of the 9th. Campillo picks up a slow roller on the left side, throws out somebody in a cards uniform. 1 out. Braves up 3 to 1

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  548. 555 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Troy Glaus up. No mention of this fact. read back. Now they mention his name as he flies out to right. Juan Gone up. Looks like the HGH has done him well, he looks big. Gonzalez was married to Javy at one time! Or perhaps his sister. Oh well, it’s all good. Grounder up the middle, Prado does a 360, and throws him out, 3 outs, just 2 more to go!!! Wait, I am told I am nuttier than a fruitcake…Braves win, Braves win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  549. 556 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Whew…that’s tough! Couldn’t do that for 9 innings! Can someone cover for me it they start up again while I check the mail????

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  550. 557 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    On FSN tomorrow night at 7 pm,Braves vs Nationals….

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  551. 558 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I just returned from my nap. Read Berigan’s play-by-play. Need another nap. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  552. 559 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Wait, don’t got back to sleep yet Granpa!!! New York Gov linked to a prostitution ring!!! He’s pretty ugly, so you can understand why he needed to pay women for sex!

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  553. 560 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Now ya talking, Sonny(Pally Boy), let’s hear some dirt!!

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  554. 561 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Extra, extra, read all about it!!!

    March 10, 2008
    Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring
    By DANNY HAKIM and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    ALBANY – Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

    An affidavit in the federal investigation into a prostitution ring said that a wiretap recording captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.

    Mr. Spitzer today made a brief public appearance during which he apologized for his behavior, and described it as a โ€œprivate matter.โ€

    โ€œI have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,โ€ said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. โ€œI apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.โ€

    โ€œI have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.โ€

    Before speaking, Mr. Spitzer stood with his arm around his wife; the two nodded and then strode forward together to face more than 100 reporters. Both had glassy, tear-filled eyes, but they did not cry.

    The governor spoke for perhaps a minute and did not address his political future.

    He declined to take questions and promised to report back soon. As he went to leave, three reporters screamed out, “Are you resigning? Are you resigning?”, and Mr. Spitzer charged out of the room, slamming the door.

    The governor learned that he had been implicated in the prostitution inquiry when a federal official contacted his staff last Friday, according to the person briefed on the case.

    The governor informed his top aides Sunday night and this morning of his involvement. He canceled his public events today and scheduled the announcement for this afternoon after inquiries from The Times.

    The governorโ€™s aides appeared shaken before he spoke, and one of them began to weep as they waited for him to make his statement at his Manhattan office.

    The man described as Client 9 in court papers arranged to meet with a prostitute who was part of the ring, Emperors Club VIP, on the night of Feb. 13. Mr. Spitzer traveled to Washington that evening, according to a person told of his travel arrangements.

    The affidavit says that Client 9 met with the woman in hotel room 871 but does not identify the hotel. Mr. Spitzer stayed at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on Feb. 13, according to a source who was told of his travel arrangements. Room 871 at the Mayflower Hotel that evening was registered under another name.

    Federal prosecutors rarely charge clients in prostitution cases, which are generally seen as state crimes. But the Mann Act, passed by Congress in 1910 to address prostitution, human trafficking and what was viewed at the time as immorality in general, makes it a crime to transport someone between states for the purpose of prostitution. The four defendants charged in the case unsealed last week were all charged with that crime, along with several others.

    Mr. Spitzer had a difficult first year in office, rocked by a mix of scandal and legislative setbacks. In recent weeks, however, Mr. Spitzer seemed to have rebounded, with his Democratic party poised to perhaps gain control of the state Senate for the first time in four decades.

    Mr. Spitzer gained national attention when he served as attorney general with his relentless pursuit of Wall Street wrongdoing. As attorney general, he also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the stateโ€™s organized crime task force.

    In one such case in 2004, Mr. Spitzer spoke with revulsion and anger after announcing the arrest of 16 people for operating a high-end prostitution ring out of Staten Island.

    โ€œThis was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multitiered management structure,โ€ Mr. Spitzer said at the time. โ€œIt was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring.โ€

    Albany for months has been roiled by bitter fighting and accusations of dirty tricks. The Albany County district attorney is set to issue in the coming days the results of his investigation into Mr. Spitzerโ€™s first scandal, his aidesโ€™ involvement in an effort to tarnish Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, the stateโ€™s top Republican.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html?ei=5087&em=&en=d0917c3b73427b6a&ex=1205294400&pagewanted=print

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  555. 562 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks B3… Your effort was appreciated. Too bad the MLB sports package does not begin until the season starts. I am a state too far to get either Sports South or the Fox network that carries the Braves.

    I am hoping to make it out of town for a couple of days. looks like I won’t make it to Myrtle Beach but Va Beach is not out of the question. With gas going up and my pay remaining constant, I have to be careful to make sure I watch my out go….

    I was glad to hear that Javy had another big fly. I still believe he is the best choice for the team. I saw Corky Miller play several times last year here in Richmond and I was not overly impressed. Salmons needs to get at bats and Richmond is the place for him to do it. The only thing that will happen if he is in Atlanta is his batting average will hover around .100 and that will only be because some pitcher hits his bat. He is only 22. His time will come.

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  556. 563 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I hope Hilary wasn’t counting on his super delegate vote…. My question is why do some people continue to think with the little head? Personally, I don’t care but when you set yourself up as above the law, you are in for a fall….

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  557. 564 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Spitzer=another “crusading” democrat. And don’t look at his ugly puss. Look at his wife.

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  558. 565 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    The boss and I managed to get the yard cleaned up from all the tree limbs blown about from the winds this weekend. I hope to grind them up next week to put around the azaleas. Only one more month and we can take the cover off the pool. (best investment I ever made)

    Now, watch us get about 10 inches of snow….

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  559. 566 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Yes 008… She did look really depressed…

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  560. 567 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I call myself down for that remark. He married her and she has had his children and been his mate for many years. She does not deserve this or my tasteless comment. I apologize. He is on his own.

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  561. 568 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Gil, hope you can make it to Va at least! Gas prices are terrible, and only going to get worse!

    This gov apparently had made a lot of enemies, so a lot of folks happy to see him fall. Seems he thought he was above the law. This call girl charged either $3100 to $4300 an hour!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ That would be a lot of gas!!!

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  562. 569 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    That would buy a lot of gas as well. He’s mighty ugly, and his wife is pretty decent looking. Got the call girl for the night of Feb 13th. Just getting ready for valentine’s day! ๐Ÿ™„

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  563. 570 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Very good of you, 008, your 4:10. Although, I did get a chuckle out of the earlier post.

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  564. 571 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    $3100? Damn, I’d rather be celibate (first?).

    Oh, the frugality.

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  565. 572 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Oh I don’t know BAS, if a woman wanted to pay me $3100 I’d sleep with her..oh wait, you mean…. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  566. 573 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Money, schmoney. He was charging it to the state.

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  567. 574 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    In other words, the woman was not the only one getting it done to her…if you get my drift.

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  568. 575 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    How do you make available on here access to an e-mail? I DON’T want to put the e-mail on here. I got one today showing a moose trying to do to a statue of a bison(presumably for free)what Spitzer did to the hooker. It is hilarious.

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  569. 576 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    008, good point on the ol’ expense account. It didn’t occur to me that he might not be paying. Gotta love politicians.

    On a brighter not, I can renounce my celibacy when I run for governor.

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  570. 577 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Or note. can tell I read another blog?

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  571. 578 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    How bout them Giants? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  572. 579 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Spritzer has 3 teen-age daughters. When you figure that he will now have to answer to 4 females, you almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

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  573. 580 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    One last comment about today’s topic and then I will let it rest…. The fact a politician slept with a prostitute does not bother me in the least. The fact the man is a hypocrite disturbs me greatly. Possibly it is a meeting of two of the world’s oldest professions. $3500 an hour gives you an idea that many of us may have followed the wrong career path…

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  574. 581 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Gil, The two oldest professions made way for a 3rd. Lawyers.

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  575. 582 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Gil, nice transition (where’s scribe?),

    The local papers here sure aren’t expecting much from the Giants. I don’t think they’re 100-loss bad, although that division looks awfully tough.

    Giants related not (note): Did anyone see the pictures of Bonds wearing a Giants hat to the Laker game? Seems like if I were a celebrity, not to mention one who is mostly disliked, I wouldn’t try and bring even more attention to myself. It does sound just like him though.

    I still wonder if someone will sign him; he could still help most teams, but could you imagine the pr hit? I doubt ticket sales in many cities would truly be affected in either direction.

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  576. 583 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    BAS, I agree that Baroid could help some teams, but the owner that takes him on is identifying himself as a true bottom-feeder. Although for some, that would be just a reaffirmation.

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  577. 584 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    BAS, think you guys will get Crede??? You do need someone at 3rd, and some besides one of the Molina bros. batting 4th!

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  578. 585 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Sorry, Rock, I can’t say.

    I really don’t pay a lot of attention to the teams here, and Oakland gets most of it. I can’t figure out what the Giants are doing. Perfect timing to go young and cheap, yet they sign Rowand and apparenty wish to keep Zito. Man, I’d get out of that contract as fast as I could, almost no matter the price.

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  579. 586 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 10, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Of course, in a few years, that contract will likely seem decent! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  580. 587 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    008… Due to the abundance of attorneys who frequent this and other blogs, I have learned to tone down my lawyer jokes… However, even attorneys are hard pressed to earn $3500 an hour for basically the same service…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  581. 588 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Now I read that Yost is going to have Kendall hit behind his pitcher in Milwaukee. And this from a man I respect. I never understood Larussa doing it, but now Yost, and he says there are studies to support the move.

    In his favor, Kendall may have the worst position player bat in the majors, at least until Woodward signs.

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  582. 589 Bay Area Steve March 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    “basically the same service”

    Priceless.

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  583. 592 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    About Pie’s problemo: The article says that is was originally “manually adjusted”. I’ll leave that for jjs. Talk about a setup.

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  584. 593 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Gil; Lawyers can not be compared to hookers. Patrons of hookers(I hear)get some measure of pleasure out of the procedure.

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  585. 594 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Paladin, I read that article and decided I didn’t want to touch it (manually adjust?) it either. But it’s loaded with all sorts of fun angles that will get someone kicked out or at least a stern talking to by CL!

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  586. 595 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I saw where a pill had been discovered in a certain batch of Grotons Fish Sticks. I originally was sure it was some kind of bulimic purge medicine placed in there to hurry along the natural reaction, but it turns out to be something different. I wouldn’t feed my cat Groton fish sticks.

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  587. 596 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Klobber; Not I. Maybe the Fly? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  588. 597 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    This obviously is a slow time on the old blog. Speaking of which: VOR left in mid-afternoon to “get his kids”. Where were they? Kosovo?

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  589. 598 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    I hear Kosovo is beautiful this time of year.

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  590. 599 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    oh, the humanity! berigan has given jimmy smith enough material for a month of blogging! manually adjusted? by whom? lou pinella? and this is sweet lou? really sweet lou? and sewn to the scrotum? this journalist is getting queasy . . .

    berigan must be sent to the doghouse for bringing up such a subject as twisted testicle. worse than —-.

    oh, the humanity! out of hear now . . .

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  591. 600 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Klobber; This is like waiting on the side of the road until someone else goes flying through the speed-trap. Varoom!!

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  592. 601 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    LOL!

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  593. 602 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Thin ice. Very thin ice.

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  594. 603 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    And I knew that anyone with a name like “Pie” had to be a sissy. A real man would have the procedure done with a pneumatic stapler.

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  595. 604 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Throw me a St. Bernard. It’s cold in here.

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  596. 605 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    journalist can no longer say —. journalist is now on thin ice for reporting on felix pie’s injury. jimmy smith cannot win on hear.

    and what happens when jimmy smith types “stomach lining”? banned, right?

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  597. 606 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Referring to our beloved resident journalist. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  598. 607 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Paladin, don’t know if you are aware that Pie doesn’t pronounce his name as “Pie”. He pronounces it like “Pee-A”.

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  599. 608 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    okay, jimmy smith is going to another conference.

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  600. 609 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Y’all have given someone too much ammunition! It’ll keep him going for weeks! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  601. 610 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    If he does, he’s going to have to clean it up!

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  602. 611 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    OK – I still have ancient wills to transcribe. Y’all have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  603. 612 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Oh what twisted webs we weave when we set out to relieve…(finish it at your peril).

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  604. 613 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Since CL isn’t looking: “Pee-A”, is that like writing your name in the snow?

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  605. 614 paladin2008 March 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I think I’m going to bed before I have to bring a note to get back in in the morning. Nite.

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  606. 615 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  607. 616 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    paladin is taking some of the heat off this journalist. jimmy smith thanks paladin. and carolina lady is ancient and preparing carolina lady’s will? oh, the humanity! kitty hawk! and the heat is right back on this journalist. when will jimmy smith learn? and what will jimmy smith learn? and who shared cupcakes with fbg this weekend? it was someone in florida! narrows it down some. and javy hit a jomer today.

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  608. 617 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    everytime jimmy smith types — – it goes away. somebody else please try it. of course, could be hazardous. could be banned. could be in doghouse.

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  609. 618 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Oh my… and all the giraffes looking for a new home due to the sale of Neverland. I might be going out on a limb here but maybe the folks in Atlanta could use use a couple of “long necks”…

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  610. 619 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Still believe Javy is the perfect fit for the Braves…

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  611. 620 Salty March 10, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    bo oger
    See jimmy, it can be done! :mrgreen:

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  612. 621 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I went to school with a kid named Bo Oger. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  613. 622 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    jimmy, my mom, dad & sister shared the cupcakes. Family trip, not some secret rendezvous.

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  614. 623 Salty March 10, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    So did I…actually…Boogie…but, well…we changed it! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  615. 624 Salty March 10, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    jimmy…the secret it to type with a st..stu…stutter!

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  616. 625 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Then again… maybe not… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  617. 626 Gil in Mechanicsville March 10, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    New Amsterdam is a really good show…

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  618. 627 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’m recording it, Gil. Liked the first 2 episodes a lot.

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  619. 628 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Aiding and abetting is a serious crime.

    ‘New Amsterdam’ is a really enjoyable show! I like the different twists it always seems to have. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  620. 629 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Don’t you know that Mrs. Smith’s life was never boring after her son arrived??
    And the stories the teachers could tell! Oh, the jiminity!! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  621. 630 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    And these wills were written in the 1700s. That’s a little early even for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  622. 631 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Um, on the subject of age, CL, the 1975-2007 email was cute but I must admit that I’m not old enough for it to apply to me. Sorry.

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  623. 632 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I turned down the chop chicK job to stae with carulina ladY.

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  624. 633 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Carolina Lady Says:

    March 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    Aiding and abetting is a serious crime.

    โ€˜New Amsterdamโ€™ is a really enjoyable show! I like the different twists it always seems to have.

    TWISTS, carulina ladY? twistS?

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  625. 634 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Drive by blog…

    I like the different twists it always seems to have. Felix Pie?

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    G’night!

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  626. 635 Chop Seal March 10, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    they were goinG to let me do the beet blog at first but i don’t like beinG a beet writeR. seals havE standardS.

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  627. 636 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Make room in the doghouse. Y’all need to let that subject go.

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  628. 637 Carolina Lady March 10, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Chop Seal, there was even a song about the Twist once upon a time. Ask jimmy smith; he was around during that era so he’ll know all about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  629. 638 Voice of Raisins March 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Song about the twist: Twist and Shout… Once again, Felix Pie.

    I’m really gone this time. ๐Ÿ˜€

    G’night!

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  630. 639 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Aiding and abetting is a serious crime.

    What? Who? ME? Never!

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  631. 641 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    chrisklob is surely going to be in the doghouse with jimmy smith now. soon, all bloggers will be in the doghouse and it is the fault of berigan! berigan started something, then left. and where is journalist bob and when will hk graph something hear? and felix pie is seeking medical treatment. numb. needs to be numbed. poultice. no one willing to apply it. such is life. of course, hot poultice might be no better. removal may be the only course of action. somebody must cut the pie. oh, the humanity! gone for sure!

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  632. 642 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    journalist jimmy smith says that chrisklob will be in journalist jimmy smith’s doghouse. What for?

    If Felix Pee-A need a poultice to be applied in a sensitive location, perhaps he should ask the governor of New York. I think he may have a name or two in his little black book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  633. 643 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    journalist jimmy smith, I promise you that my wife’s doghouse is smaller and significantly less comfortable than any doghouse that you can provide for me. Trust me, I spend most of my time there. Probably need to go ahead and have my mail forwarded there.

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  634. 644 flbravesgirl March 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Y’all are bad tonight.

    I’m going to watch my recording & then retire for the evening. Battling the flu here. Guess that’s what I get for going out & mingling with people.
    Goodnight, y’all.

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  635. 645 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Awwww, I didn’t know you were sick fbg. Hope you feel better!

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  636. 646 journalist jimmy smith March 10, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    chrisklob, it is the carolina lady doghouse jimmy smith is talking about. chrisklob and jimmy smith may be roomies. now, felix pie . . . what more can be said? twist and shout seems most appropriate. twist and pass out would also work.

    and to fbg . . . jimmy smith has not meant to give fbg a bad time today. will give fbg a day to feel better before sending a poultice.
    stay off the furniture if applied.

    and gorkys played today.

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  637. 647 chrisklob March 10, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    journalist jimmy smith, I thought that I had offended you. If we are in the doghouse together then it is imperative that we establish some rules.

    First of all, I call the bottom bunk.

    Second, don’t expect me to be cleaning up after you. If you make a mess, clean it up. I’ll do the same.

    Third, and most importantly, stay out of my bourbon unless you ask first.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  638. 648 Carolina Lady March 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

    jimmy smith spends so much time in the CL Doghouse that he has his own key! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Good night, all!

    FGB, get well quick! Very sorry to know you aren’t feeling so pretty good. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  639. 649 Bob, journalist March 11, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Methinks people mingling is almost as dangerous as toe trifling.

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  640. 650 Savannah Guy March 11, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Sir Bob, good morning. Methinks you are correct about the dangers of people mingling, yet the opposite can be even more dangerous… and less fun.

    Now, page two (Paul Harvey transition): I understand that Paula Deen was agoraphobic until her sons convinced (urged) her to get out of the house and open Lady & Sons restaurant. The rest is southern fried history y’all.

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  641. 651 ssiscribe March 11, 2008 at 8:05 am

    top of the morning, all. Thought I would check in before jumping into a really busy day, then jumping on a plane tomorrow for Mets and Yankees country. Better believe when I walk off that plane, I’ll have my Braves hat on. Never miss a chance to show the good people of the NYC a real baseball team.

    Now, baseball: Good game yesterday. Wainwright didn’t look comfortable on the mound in the first and the Braves took advantage, then the tall right-hander from the SSI settled down and pitched well, which made me happy. Good dude, good family, wish him all the best this year. My kids watched a couple innings last night (game was replayed) and they couldn’t decide who to root for, Adam or the Braves, which was funny to watch.

    Now, Jurrjens: Dude is a LOCK for the rotation. Do you good people realize how good this kid could be? His mound presence is of someone much older and more experienced. A lot of pitchers throw; Jurrjens pitches. He has a plan out there, delivering a pitch with a purpose and a strategy. And hitting 96 on the gun? Didn’t think his fastball had that much giddy-up.

    He’s got the chance to be a special one, and he’s ours.

    OK, gotta fry a bunch of fish today before taking the show on the ol’ road. So, if I’m outta here until Friday or the weekend, just wanted to duck in an say hey. You guys keep it clean in here while I’m gone (that includes you two in the doghouse, Klobber and JJS).

    Bob and FBG, hope you’re feeling better.

    Grinch, if you get a call from me in the NYC tomorrow night, I expect backup!

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  642. 652 journalist jimmy smith March 11, 2008 at 8:32 am

    mike hampton will pitch in a simulated game . . . perhaps it will only be a simulated injury today.

    and journalist bob has returned with pithy toe comment and a quick disappearance. pithy toe can be treated.

    and, journalist likes this team. jimmy smith hopes bobby will keep the best players and let them play.

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  643. 653 Voice of Raisins March 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Scribe. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you can take a break from the fish-fry to enjoy it.

    Now, Jurrjens. While watching highlites on the news, I pointed him out to Mrs. Raisins and told her she might as well get used to hearing that name. He is a star in the making, and not that far off. Don’t the Braves have a history of acquiring young stud pitchers from the Tigers? I look forward to watching him pitch wearing the wonderful A on his brow for years to come.

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  644. 654 Voice of Raisins March 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Pithy toe is not to be trifled with…

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  645. 655 Voice of Raisins March 11, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Oh, yeah… G’morning B&Sians.

    I have to trek inside I-285 today to work. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I prefer my rural setting. I do not like venturing inside The Perimeter. I’ll be gone for several hours, so I will miss my daily banter with you good folks. Be back soon…

    C-ya –>

    Oh, yeah – mike hampton will pitch in a simulated game . . . perhaps it will only be a simulated injury today. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  646. 656 Savannah Guy March 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Braves baseball: I caught part of the game yesterday. Jair Jurrigens looked great. He showed that he belongs in the starting rotation. Thatโ€™s a no brainer, right? Random observation: Brent Lillibridge reminds me of a Craig Biggio type player. Iโ€™m not saying he has Biggio talent (now), but he has a similar body type and attitude. I havenโ€™t scouted or watched any of the other teams in our division but after reading about ours and watching a few, I like this Braves team. Iโ€™d say the itโ€™s the best team in at least four years.

    For you blogging cyber sleuth baseball aficionados, check out this Wall Street Journal article on how the Cardinals are tapping into the blog community for โ€œcyber scoutingโ€.

    Hereโ€™s what was written of that WSJ article in the American Marketing Association (AMA) marketing news blog this morning:

    St. Louis Cardinals tap into social media for scouting.
    In the spirit of Major League Baseball’s upcoming season, a story in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal details the St. Louis Cardinals’ “One For The Birds” social media campaign.

    The effort is targeted at Cardinals fans, who are being asked to act as “cyber scouts,” by sending in information on unheralded players.

    This works on so many levels. It’s like any other company harnessing its brand evangelists through a user community. How do companies make their products better? By learning about defects, gathering suggestions, etc.

    How can the Cardinals make its on-field product better? Not by fan-suggested workout methods. Not by ignoring angry letters sent to the team’s general manager. But by harnessing its brand evangelists — its fans — who may help them put the best players out there.

    One question, though: If even one player were to make it through this process to the Cardinals at some point, and then if the team were to go on and win the World Series with that player on the roster, would the cyber scout who found the player receive a ring? Hmm… (end)

    . . .

    My two cents: I think itโ€™s a great idea, not only for scouting high schools but the minors and pros as wellโ€ฆ for unique perspectives on players (and teams). Iโ€™ve read what I thought were great ideas on the blog over the last few years from certain bloggers on everything from player attributes and weaknesses to team/game strategy.

    From a marketing point of view and a player/team intelligence building aspect, this โ€œcyber fan campaignโ€ would be a great new way for MLB teams to create excitement, involve team loyalists (at armโ€™s length) and add a venue for savvy fans to feel that they are contributing to the strength of their team. Fans will never know what the club and manager knows about players, but the proverbial couch bleachers of television stadiums across the country do provide a different angle and perspective that could be useful to teams at times.

    Thing is, there would need to be an open-minded, unbiased (to party line team/manager habits), cyber-savvy team representative that perused the blog(s) to identify denizens that actually had a habit of offering constructive ideas and critiques as well as capture the gem opines and ideas of infrequent denizens. This person would need to cull the best thoughts and feed them in an edited but substantively unfiltered way to the club.

    The club would have to appreciate and respect the process. Then, the blog-rep would also be advised to feed the ideas (and reactions if appropriate) back to the bloggers in an interesting, fun, professional manner.

    This team cyber-rep would be a difficult position to fill. Theyโ€™d need talents that include writing, editing, organizational skills, people skills, PR capabilities and have no fear of delivering opposing views to those that deliver their paycheck. No pain, no gain.

    As we all realize, the person doing this job would need skin thick enough to constantly read through the ranting locker rooms of typical baseball blogs and they must possess an ability to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Your thoughts?

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  647. 657 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Good mornin’ fellow bloginators! <—-underlined. Hmmm, not a real word? Really?? Should be! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sorry for no overnight bloggin’ but was asleep during hours of darkness. Very strange feeling! 6 whole hours of sleep! Well, mr. tiny bladder thought I should at least see some of the darkness, as well as get a bit of exercise. TMI, Berigan!
    Catching up with the posts I missed. A few thoughts. Bo knows oger??? ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Bob back, yay!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Flb sick, ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Scribe abides, Chris imbibes! But not to Grinchian levels!
    And Scribe, you ain’t just whistling dixie about Jurrjens!!! I hate to toot my own horn(Not really) but I was saying after seeing those MLB clips of him in a Tiger uni, that he was going to be a good one!!! I just hope you are right, about him being a lock. Having him “season” in AAA for a month or so will take another year off the ol’ Arbitration clock. Plus if Chucky is healthy, I imagine Bobby isn’t going to not start him…just a feeling. One I wouldn’t mind being wrong about at all.

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  648. 658 Gil in Mechanicsville March 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

    “Random observation: Brent Lillibridge reminds me of a Craig Biggio type player.”

    Uh… You heard it here first folks…. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you agree with me SG. I have been saying that since last year. I still think the Braves picked the Pirates pocket on that trade…

    Cyber scout… What do you folks think I have been telling you for the past two years? The only guy I have missed on was Thorman but I think he needs a change of scenery to reach his potential. I don’t know why, some players hit a ceiling and effort alone is not enough. Get rid of that big looping swing and you’ve got a major league ballplayer.

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  649. 659 Carolina Lady March 11, 2008 at 9:42 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCRIBE!!!

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  650. 660 Gil in Mechanicsville March 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

    In all fairness, what the Cardinals are really looking for are heads up on good high school and American Legion type players. The secret to good scouting is to be able to recognize potential greatness long before everyone else does. Saying a player is going to be a good one by the time he gets to AAA takes no great perception. Saying that same player is going to be great when he is only 13 or 14 takes talent and the realization there are many pitfalls ahead for someone so young.

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  651. 661 Gil in Mechanicsville March 11, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Yes Scribe, Have a glorious one today and may you have many more…

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  652. 662 Carolina Lady March 11, 2008 at 9:48 am

    BOBj HAS A NEW BLOG LEAD UP!!

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  653. 663 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

    SG, it’s an interesting idea, for sure…..What happens though if a guy spotted early, and intently watched since the rookie league, ends up traded while in AAA? Can you imagine the howls???
    I do wonder how much talent is missed in small towns not known for baseball talent/interest…

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  654. 664 Savannah Guy March 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Gil, I didn’t catch your comparison of Lillibridge to Biggio, but it seems we agree on him. And yes… you are a good cyber scout. Your Richmond reports were (are) good. And yes again… the article was about high school scouting and Cardinals team marketing, which I believe I mentioned and the article detailed. I just took the concept further, into the pro level. If we aren’t too old to learn new ideas and gain new insights, why would we think team management is?

    Question is, can you teach old MLB dogs new tricks? I’m not suggesting that fans vote on rosters but there’s lots of good, out of the box, off the wall ideas out there in cyberland. That, and some players read blogs.

    Oh, and Happy birthday Scribe! May the bluebird of happiness land on your shoulder today while you fry fish.

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