32: Diamonds in the Onion Patch

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By Salty

 

Lyrics

WOODSTOCK, GA – Like many, I’m a fan of music, influenced by my kids, peers, and generation. Too often I hear the music, yet not the lyrics, which can be embarrassing once they sink in. While driving, though, alone in my thoughts, some songs deliver a message, my perception, naturally. On a recent trip, several reminded me of: Braves & Stuff

Reunion

Girl have you been waiting here, for someone near,
Searchin’ the world for a friend,
Come on in, I’ve been expecting you
Sweet reunion, welcome home again.

(Kenny Loggins, Leap of Faith, 1991)

 

CL’s ‘little world’, created for us: shared sentiments, values, and yet…mirroring society, and even family dynamics, “why can’t we all just get along?” We love our Braves, share discourse over ‘Stuff’, and on both counts, we will disagree, although not always agreeing to do so. Metaphorically, or is it analogous (go ahead, it’s healthy to debate), I thought: Onions

The blog is the onion; ‘we’, its layers, with all our passions, idiosyncrasies, experiences, faiths, values, expectations, and so forth. Is it realistic to expect, trifling or not, that toes won’t be stepped upon? The process of understanding can oft-times be painful yet, isn’t that most treasured, worth enduring the process to make better?

Diamonds and Coal

We’re both aligned in framed of mind
but circumstance has got us good.
now you’re seeing a side of me
I wished no one ever would.

Come on, in spite of this we’re doing just fine
even diamonds start as coal.(Incubus, Light Grenades, 2006)

 

 

The blog is a journey, it takes time to deliver. In the interim, we will be much like: Oil and Water

When we’re all in agreement, the blog is well-blended, it’s shaking. Pick a topic that strikes a nerve, and positions are drawn, and we separate like

Oil and Water

You and… I are…
Like oil and water
And we’ve been trying, trying, trying
Ohhhhh…to mix it up
Let’s just call it what it is
Oil and Water

(Incubus, Light Grenades, 2006)

 

DO’B’s blog brought us together, for which we’re grateful. Ironically, in the course of a few months, the more things change, the more they stay the same!

Go Round in Circles

I got a song it ain’t got no melody;
I’m gonna sing it to my friends

I got a song it ain’t got no morals;
let the bad guy win every once in a while

Will it go round in circles;
will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

(Billy Preston, 1973)

 

 

Despite bruised egos, sore toes, and frayed nerves, on the whole, we remain together by choice, owed largely to an ability to draw quarters, debate vociferously, and frankly, expose ourselves to varying degrees. A key reason:

RESPECT

R E S P E C T

Find out what it means to me

R E S P E C T

Take Care, TCB

(Otis Redding, 1965) (Who knew? ) (Performed by Aretha Franklin)

 

 

The other element that binds…humor! With that, I leave you with the last verse from a humorous song:

Twisted

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
But I said dear doctor
I think that it’s you instead
Because I have got a thing that’s unique and new
To prove it I’ll have the last laugh on you
‘Cause instead of one head
I got two
And you know two heads are better than one!

(Ross and Grey, performed by Joni Mitchell – ‘Court and Spark, 1974)

 

~Salty~

 

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720 Responses to “32: Diamonds in the Onion Patch”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady March 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Excellent thoughts, Salty. Thanks very much!

    Today is Easter Sunday – the epitome of things new, promise and hope. Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

    Play ball!

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  2. 2 Gil in Mechanicsville March 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Of course the reason I come back is no where else is there the level of eloquence as displayed on the B&S blog. Excellent work Salty. And SG, a most humorous and insightful post at the end of the last blog. Perhaps we don’t always see the humor if we are the targets of such lampoons but funny to the rest of us. Of course, those who cannot take it should not dish it out….

    A dust up now and then is not a bad thing but folks can get a little carried away with their retorts. Sometimes it is the innocent (is there really such a thing) bystanders who are wounded in the drive by.

    Now, I don’t mind a bit of civil discourse but lord don’t we all get a little tired of the drama queens? (or kings) ….

    I do not profess to be the sharpest knife in the drawer but I try… To input a bit of my experiences and observation and trying not to sound the complete idiot. I don’t mind occasionally being called and idiot but I know I am not so it is all in jest. I am also not so stupid as to know when an attack is personal and malicious and would act accordingly as I have done in the past. That said…

    Blog on my friends, blog on…. 🙂

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  3. 3 lew614 March 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    But are we not all Dramatic Royalty?

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  4. 5 Carolina Lady March 23, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Ouch:
    “Braves on the mound: Jeff Bennett, who was starting in place of John Smoltz, tossed three scoreless innings and improved his hope of making the Opening Day roster as a spot starter/long reliever. Drese’s hopes to make the club were seemingly dashed when he issued five straight walks and missed the strike zone with 13 straight pitches in Cleveland’s four-run fourth inning.”
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080321&content_id=2448737&vkey=spt2008gamer&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl

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  5. 6 Carolina Lady March 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Good article on Bobby Cox:
    Cox’s legacy built on passion
    Skipper’s enthusiasm comes from love of the game
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article_perspectives.jsp?ymd=20080321&content_id=2448276&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp

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  6. 7 Gil in Mechanicsville March 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Nice outing by Mike Hampton today, looks like a guy we should be paying $15 million to.

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  7. 8 Carolina Lady March 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Hey, Gil! Yeah, I’m very hopeful! Concerned about John’s shoulder being sore already; let’s hope they both work out well!

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  8. 9 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Posting from high atop midtown Atlanta:

    It’s the first time in many months that my net connection has worked here in my home away from home, ever since the Georgian Terrace Hotel switched IT and service providers. Sometimes progress takes a first step backwards I suppose.

    Salty, you are a music man! Loved your post. A great lead… your link selections were well thought out and selected, as were the culled lyric verses.

    Your music tastes are as eclectic as mine. Remember Joni’s Court and Spark? Great album.

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  9. 10 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    This Day in History:

    1066 – The 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet took place.

    1513 – Don Juan Ponce de Leon, a former governor of Puerto Rico, discovered Florida. He claimed the land for Spain. Now Savannah Guy stays in a hotel on a street named after the guv’ner.

    1775 – American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, “give me liberty, or give me death!”

    1806 – Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.

    1839 – First recorded use of “OK” [oll korrect] was in Boston’s Morning Post.

    1901 – Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now famous toast.

    1903 – The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.

    1912 – The Dixie Cup was invented.

    1917 – Austrian Emperor Charles I made a peace proposal to French President Poincare.

    1925 – The state of Tennessee enacted a law that made it a crime for a teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the Bible’s account of man’s creation.

    1933 – The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act. The act effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

    1940 – “Truth or Consequences” was heard on radio for the first time.

    1981 – CBS Television announced plans to reduce “Captain Kangaroo” to a 30-minute show each weekday morning.

    1989 – A 1,000-foot diameter asteroid missed Earth by 500,000 miles.

    2008 – Believers in Jesus Christ worldwide celebrated His Resurrection, for the 2008th time.

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  10. 11 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Has anyone seen the new Obama “Reverend”? Does bouncing rapper wannabe, racist segregationist socialist fit? Maybe it’s just my take. Barak… out of the frying pan into the fire?

    Oops. Politics. So sorry.

    I’m tired of the “African-American” designation. How about just “black”? I don’t get offended at being called “white”. Even when I’m not literally “white”… more of a light tan mixed with a touch of burnt sienna with a larger dab of oyster shell off-white, to be more accurate with the paint combo.

    Also, I don’t require being called just a white guy, instead of German- Scottish-Welch-French-American.

    That would take up way too much ink.

    Call me crazy.

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  11. 12 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Blog domination is a beautiful thing. Not for the timid or weak.

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  12. 13 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Time to share, SG.

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  13. 14 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    So am I the only one that’s nervous about the words “Smoltz” & “disabled list” appearing in the same sentence? Pleeease just be a tweak.

    And, because I know y’all really care, the Figure Skating World Championships were quite good. Men’s Final today was particularly exciting. The top 6 were so close in points after the short program that any one of them could have won.

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  14. 15 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    FBG has come in and spoiled a perfectly good run. The nerve!

    Thanks… and whomever else is reading will also thank you. Your timing is perfect 😀

    FBG, I’m handing over the baton of blog solo flight to you dear. Just watch the air speed and ALT. Uh, never mind… just do what comes naturally.

    Hey, how about posting a recipe for your favorite spring dessert using no sugar and fresh seasonal fruit. I’ll make it if you post it.

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  15. 16 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    The top 6 were so close in points after the short program that any one of them could have won.

    It was probably decided by the short skirts. There.

    On that, I’ll bid you a good evening.

    ifbayareasteveshowsuptellhimhehastopostmorethanafewsowe’reentertainedinthemorningandthathehasnoexcusebecauseheiswestcoasttimeandall.com

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  16. 17 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    No sugar? I have a very easy strawberry shortcake recipe that can be made with Splenda.

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  17. 18 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Whoa. That looked like a Berigan link :laugh:

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  18. 19 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    or 😀

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  19. 20 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    On the men? 🙄 Actually most of the guys’ costumes were pretty restrained except of course for Johnny Weir who doesn’t do restrained.

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  20. 21 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    FBG: Splenda is fine, but with the right ingredients processed sugar is not necessary or even missed. Either just fruit or honey. It’s all good.

    Now… I’m hitting the hay. Early morning. Take the blog for a run FBG and dominate. Put the late nighter’s to shame. Oh, and don’t you worry… Smoltzy is a real guy… he’ll be there.

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  21. 22 Savannah Guy March 23, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Men skating? OK CL… retract my skirt post lest FBG get the wrong idea. For some reason I always preferred watching the gals skate. 😉

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  22. 23 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    You could probably even make the shortcakes without sweetener at all. I think the recipe only calls for 3 TBS of sugar & it makes 6.

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  23. 24 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Actually, SG, in the ice dancing the theme for the Original Dance this season was “folk or country dance” & skaters were encouraged to use traditional dances from their home. John & Sinead Kerr, being Scottish, took that to heart. He skated in a kilt. So I guess one of the guys did kind of wear a skirt.

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  24. 25 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    OK, if someone doesn’t come chat with me I may just keep talking about skating or baking or Easter dinner. Shortcake recipe coming along in a moment.

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  25. 26 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Strawberry Shortcakes

    2 1/4 cups Bisquick
    3 tbs sugar (or Splenda)
    3 tbs melted butter
    2/3 cup milk
    sliced strawberries
    whipped cream

    Heat oven to 425. Stir Bisquick, sugar, butter & milk until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 11 min. or until light golden. Split warm shortcakes, fill and top with berries and whipped cream.

    Very easy & delicious. Also would be good with mixed berries.

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  26. 27 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Let’s see… I got a new shaped cake pan. It has 2 halves that when you put the baked cake together make a giant cupcake. My mom is crazy about cupcakes. So that was mostly for her benefit.

    Looks like I’ll get to spend the last 3 weeks of May in Rabun. That will be the longest I’ve been there in one trip so I should be able to get some serious painting done. No TV there yet so I’ll be catching the Braves on radio. Mom suggested loaning her laptop so I won’t be completely out of touch.

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  27. 28 flbravesgirl March 23, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Hello? Anybody?

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  28. 29 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Hey, FBG! You go, girl!! 😆 Just stopped in for a minute before shutting down for the night. Eyes are burning!!

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  29. 30 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I’m with you: Smoltz+sore shoulder = uneasy feeling!

    Good news on Hampton thus far! [fingers crossed!]

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  30. 31 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 12:15 am

    BayAreaSteve and Berigan are letting me down here! Do I have to advertise for a new night shift??? 😆

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  31. 32 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 12:16 am

    OK – Night light is on if anybody wants to stop in!

    Good night to all!

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  32. 33 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Hi & goodnight, CL!

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  33. 34 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 12:29 am

    OK, talking to myself doesn’t thrill me much so I guess I’ll shut down for the night. ‘Night, crickets!

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  34. 35 crickets March 24, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Goodnight FLB!

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  35. 36 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Is it safe? Hopefully all are asleep so I can commence domination.

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  36. 37 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:14 am

    First, I realize I’m in the minority on the following, and my opinion, rightfully so, counts for nothing. And, of course, the only opinion which matters is our blogmeister’s.

    But, as I’ve said before, and a couple of others said earlier, I wish that most anything posted would remain. Mainly because, as I think Salty posted, confusion arises for those of us who missed the post, or can’t go back and review the post. And I think respectful disagreement is necessary for this, or any, blog to thrive.

    All that said, I’m astounded that there’s any bickering amongst you folks at all. In my opinion, you’re taking this too seriously.

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  37. 38 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:16 am

    sgmakeyourlinksalittleshorter.makesitlookmorerealistic.com

    oknothingmakesthisnonsenselookmorerealistic.com

    Iknowthisjokeisplayedoutbuticantstop.com

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  38. 39 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:26 am

    From what I can gather, jjs has, I thought, playfully accused SG of posts which are “similar.” And Mr. Guy thinks maybe not so playfully. I’m not sure which, and am too lazy to go look.

    What I do know, is that on many occasions I have copied your style, jjs, and even used terms I think you originated. I thought imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. Oh, the humanity, the lower case, the toes, tushy….I’ve used ’em all. I knew they were yours….didn’t care….thought they were funny….thought everyone knew they were yours. (OK, I’m not sure about oh, the humanity or your and idiot; both were well established a year or so ago when I found the blog)

    So, I say all that, to say that I find most, if not all, here entertaining. And I reserve the right to willfully copy, reuse, reword, paraphrase, butcher, or do any other thing at my whim, until not allowed to do so.

    Again, whatever it is, cannot be that serious.

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  39. 40 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Ah, but intellectual discourse is serious business… 🙂

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  40. 41 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Another 15 minutes and hopefully I shall be able to fall asleep. Night all…

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  41. 42 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:33 am

    But until then… Good game by the Braves today. Still appears that the Braves have adopted a 6 inning rule for starting pitchers.

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  42. 43 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I saw that a lot last year at Richmond. 100 pitches and a guy was done.

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  43. 44 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:35 am

    It’s okay if you have a deep bull pen but it does require extra arms in the pen at the expense of the bench.

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  44. 45 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I swear I remember an English teacher telling me not to start a sentence with and, or, nor, but, or yet. So why can I not refrain from so doing?

    I believe I will start making many more grammatical mistakes to camouflage my constant unrealized mistakes. controversial grammar user. much like controversial speller. but different. (blatant jjs plagiarism)

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  45. 46 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Aah, Mr. Gil, I wish good sleep upon you….but if not….Hamlin second in the Nationwide last week? How did he do in the Cup race?

    And there was a Busch race, but no Nextel this week?

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  46. 47 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:42 am

    And I’d like to hear your feelings on the Richmond move…it seems as though you’ve backed off a small (very small?) bit from your initial reaction. And also (why not it’s free), your thoughts on Brandon Jones. I apologize if you’ve posted them before. I’ve either forgotten or never saw them. Please wait for the morning if you’re feeling drowsy.

    I count Andruw Jones’ bad swings to sleep. Can count very, very high.

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  47. 48 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:44 am

    True story about Gregor Blanco last year. The wife and I were setting in the box seats right behind the home on deck circle during the R Braves final game for the IL Championship. Gregor came out of the dugout and proceeded to the on deck circle. As he was only about 5 feet from the stands, one of the kids tried to start a conversation with him. At first he attempted to block out the distraction but the kid was pretty persistent. Finally, he looked up to see who was doing all the talking. The kid was not obnoxious but he was inquisitive and ask him about his family and if he had any brothers or sisters. Gregor remained polite and yielded to the impromptu interview. Suddenly he duck down into the dugout and when he returned, he handed the boy a baseball. Talk about gaining a fan for life… Real class act Gregor is. I hope he sticks with Atlanta this year, he has earned it.

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  48. 49 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Great stuff, Gil.

    I am really going to miss your many observations from the farm.

    May I suggest you move to within driving distance of the AA team? Please do so not thinking of you or your family, just for my own blog purposes. Thank you, in advance.

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  49. 50 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:49 am

    As far as the move to Gwinnett, I am still upset but what can I do about it? I know it was a business decision by the Braves just as it was by the City of Richmond. I think some folks were being led astray however. I will root for the Richmond team this year and watch Atlanta for a few more years but I suppose I will be watching the Nationals a bit more often. Two more years and they are going to be a real force in the NL east. It will take that long to rebuild the farm system that MLB let fall apart.

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  50. 51 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:54 am

    The rumor is that Detroit is interested in moving their AA franchise from Erie. Of course everyone knows the Nationals would love to locate a team here but no franchises available.

    I think the thing that makes me angriest is the tripe being put out about the Richmond stadium being substandard. It reminds me so much of the guy who is trying to convince himself as to why he needs to buy a new car when the one he has only needs a set of tires.

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  51. 52 morpheus45 March 24, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Morning, all. I’ll let you get back in a moment to what is only now a partial domination, Steve. I think you and a number of others (obviously) are missing the point of this blog. CL created this place because exactly what’s going on now was going on in the “other” blog and she wanted to create a place where her and a few dozen of her closest friends could blog without all that nonsense ruining everything.

    We DO NOT “need” that sort of stuff to thrive as a blog anymore than Bobby “needs” to platoon Matt Diaz against righties.

    I’m sorry, Y’all, but there are literally thousands of blogs out there and if this one doesn’t suit your tastes there might be another one that does. The only rules on here are NOT outlined by the Constitution (as I’ve stated before and apparently need to state again), but rather whatever CL asks us nicely to adhere to. Which to this point has essentially amounted to “Be nice and no personal attacks.” Some here have tried to get around that by taking “veiled” shots at each other. Do you really think that doesn’t affect her (and others) the same way, if not worse? And before anyone feels “singled out,” this is aimed at a whole crowd more or less equally. And no, I’m not a hypocrite. Everyone knows how I feel about things; I regularly filter about 70% of what I really feel like saying because I don’t wish to offend my host.

    Do you all snatch the bottle from your host and fill the glass to a different level when invited to dinner because you feel you’re entitled? I doubt it; nor should you do so here. You’ve probably already been poured more than you’ve deserved, as have I.

    No, IMO, these comments do not NEED to stand in order for everyone to be able to sort out for themselves who’s wrong and who’s right. This is ALL nonsense and everyone participating should be ashamed of themselves for turning her hard-won little garden into so much un-shoveled fertilizer for you to play around in like you haven’t got any sense.

    Don’t do this for me, because I really don’t much care who says what on my own (anyone who knows me can attest I rather enjoy a little controversy), but out of respect for her if you really have any, because this is her place and she’s repeatedly asked you not to publicly and probably privately.

    Anyone who really feels wronged can settle anything that needs to be settled via e-mail without involving the general public, the rest amounts to a bunch of chest-thumping, ego stroking and whiny grandstanding. There are other places to do that that don’t involve people you “care” about.

    STOP THE MADNESS.

    This public service announcement has been brought to you all by the Grinch. Antone who doesn’t like it may E-MAIL me at voton1066@yahoo.com; please don’t use it as an excuse to whine and bloviate here any further, unless it’s about the Braves or something otherwise palatable to CL.

    Now Happy Easter and have some pie. 🙂

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  52. 53 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 2:58 am

    I cringe at the idea that 20 years is the life expectancy of a sports stadium. Perhaps that is true if you do not perform upkeep but to just replace a stadium every 20 years is ludicrous.

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  53. 54 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:01 am

    So tell me Grinch…. How do you really feel??? 🙂

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  54. 55 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Paladin,

    thank you for, a while back, confirming that you read the overnights. I think, and thought so at the time, that your idea of sharing the responsibility for the blog is an excellent one. It seems to me it would just be an extension of sharing the leads. Like SG, I wonder, pragmatically, how that would work.

    I sense that CL has been inundated with emails lately. I may be wrong, but when an issue arises, such as this latest spat, I think CL is forced to become invloved. Maybe it’s to try to change her mind re deletion, or make one’s point, but I am sure the Lady is busy enough. I suggest that such emails me as infrequent as possible.

    Perhaps the first step would be to have someone else in charge of the pictures. A small, but tangible shift in responsibility.

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  55. 56 morpheus45 March 24, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Naturally, as soon as I post that Gil shows up and causes it to make less sense on the surface; thanks, Gil. 🙂 Steve, that was not aimed at you (other than one obvious sentiment, which was aimed at everyone).

    G’night, all; behave and sleep well knowing Hampton had a good outing.

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  56. 57 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Anyway, on Brandon Jones… Decent young player, good stroke and decent range. I think the extra time in Richmond this year will do him good. I am not sure he will develop into Jermain Dye but certainly not Michael Tucker. The Braves have a very solid farm system. Not as deep as Arizona or even Florida but they are spaced out pretty well. The only weak spots I see are first and third base. They seem pretty well set every where else.

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  57. 58 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Well said, Green One. “Be nice and no personal attacks” says it all.

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  58. 59 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:08 am

    I would certainly accept better than Michael Tucker.

    I am a little concerned as it seemed BJ was perfect for Bobby’s beloved, and often successful, platoon. Yet, he seemed to be given no chance to make the squad this spring.

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  59. 60 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:09 am

    And, women are confusing. (blatant Grinch plagiarism)

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  60. 61 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:09 am

    I look for Atlanta to sure up the first base position via trades. No question however that Texieria is going to command a big pay day. I just hope he bolts to the American League and not the Mets…

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  61. 62 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:11 am

    On a roll here. April third is opening day for Richmond this year. I look for a really strong year. For one thing, Surholtz’s kid will not be playing.

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  62. 63 morpheus45 March 24, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Royalties, Steve, royalties. Remember where your green eggs and ham are buttered.

    Blanco came on strong of late; I expect Bobby’s just not quite convinced he can do it over the long haul yet. I’m not either, though he’s obviously a keeper. He’ll probably take over for Diaz in left eventually if he’s not re-signed. Good story, Gil. We need to know these things.

    G’night.

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  63. 64 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Do y’all (please notice correct use by stupid left-coaster) think a Met’s troll could be convinced to buy the blog. I mean, CL’s price is right, the trolls are stupid, a new blog can easily be created. One of those donkeys would probably give cash money to be able to preach the Met propaganda to devoted Atlanta fans.

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  64. 65 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Very deep pitching staff, good defense. Now, to see what Chambliss will bring to the table… Could he teach Lillibridge the fine art of slider recognition? Will Scot Thorman be sent down to learn how to harness that big swing of his? I think Thorman is going to get sent down and I don’t think he is going to have any trouble clearing waivers.

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  65. 66 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:19 am

    A lot of nerve, you two.

    I had at least sixteen straight posts in me tonight. You come in, all nonchalant, and make sense. Thanks a lot. How in the —- (really hard not to swear, CL; just 70% Grinch?) am I supposed to look credible?

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  66. 67 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:20 am

    I don’t know what Gregor can do to prove himself any more than he has done this spring? Really, what more can he do?

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  67. 68 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Well, it’s almost 3:30 so time for me to let it go for the night. later folks…

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  68. 69 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:22 am

    I saw you post that earlier about Thorman clearing waivers Gil. I really, really, hope that it’s true, and that that’s what happens. I am not ready to give up on the guy, with his second year improvement at each level, but I am fairly certain he can’t help us right now.

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  69. 70 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:23 am

    ‘night Sir Gil. Sleep well.

    Same to the rest of you.

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  70. 71 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:31 am

    SouthernJackAss,

    I know that you’ve respectfully asked that your name not be spoken here. I apologize, but I’ve held out as long as my ADD/twelve-year-old mind will allow.

    I politely ask that you return to the blog. I do so hoping (knowing?) that the true B&Sers agree. As I said to WW, you are missed, chime the heck in.

    Flange, I didn’t realize that was you, but it sounds right that it was; welcome back. You will stay this time. Thank you for following blog requirements. That is all.

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  71. 72 Bay Area Steve March 24, 2008 at 3:37 am

    OK, last one, sorry folks. (Voice of Reason, got your coffee?)

    It occurs to me that Mr. SJA may not see the post. If any (most) of you agree, and have the time, please forward it to the man for me via email.

    And if I am out of line here, or ever, please let me know at atmsteve@sbcglobal.net

    thatistheonlyrealwebaddressoremailiveeverposted.duh.com

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  72. 73 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 8:37 am

    I do read the overnights.

    I don’t think anyone should be invited back to the blog unless they were(and none have been) wrongfully banished. If they left on their own, they can come back the same way.

    Several, including the Grinch, made good points. I will let them stand on their own, which they are well-able to do. But, “veiled references” is at the heart of this whole thing, IMO. If everyone would say what and who they mean instead of playing this ring around my rosie, we would be much better off. NO, we would be better off without any of it, but as SG said, boys will be boys, at least occasionally.

    As I told SG before he left for Atlanta, I won’t be around “as much” this week, but not because my feathers are ruffled. My mentor is allowing me to assist in trying a case this week. Yes, I am just a gofer but it involves a lot of research and writing. But, I’ll be here some, and lurking more.

    Have a good ‘un, all.

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  73. 74 crickets March 24, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Salty, Great blog!!! And timed perfectly! And Crap!(Sorry for the language CL!)
    Everyone and their brother blogs,and I missed it? 😦
    I was in the middle of a post yesterday on the subject at hand….then I got a phone call from a friend who doesn’t have a computer, wanted me to print out apt info from Craigslist(Hard to explain to someone not on the computer why that wouldn’t work, since the phone #s are not next to listings)
    Then right after getting off the phone with him, I get a call from my late Mother’s best friend. Mom’s been dead for almost 3 years now…I forget it didn’t just effect my Dad and me long-term, but others as well . She is going thru a rough patch in her marriage(Well, the whole thing has been a rough patch 😕 ) and is quite depressed, even “joked” about how financial problems would be solved if she were to just die….I don’t find that funny for several reasons. 1st, this woman got Cancer a few years before my Mom did, but it was caught early, and she is now doing fine, at least physically.
    Secondly, it really bothers me since a former girlfriend killed herself about 5 years ago. A beautiful young girl from France….rich family, seemingly had everything to live for, but demons would not leave her alone(And the doctors in France thought she was overmedicated by U.S. doctors, so they cut the meds way down)
    I got one last email from her, seemed just fine, better than in a long time…I thought about calling her a few weeks later, but a phone call to France would be expensive…needless to say, I have regretted that decision ever since. I know, what could I have done? Except I am really good at picking up on peoples problems….
    So anyway, I did my very best impression of my Mom with her friend, and hit her with everything but the kitchen sink. Talked to her for 2 hours. Don’t think she listened all that much,(Her responses were mainly 3, 4 word ones like, “I can’t do that” and she is not the kind of person to see a shrink….guess I will grab some self help books for her.
    She says there is no way she’d ever take her own life….from her religious viewpoint, that’s a ticket to hell. Hope she always feels that way….her problems are nothing to me, but a big deal to her. Wish my Mom was around to talk to her…

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  74. 75 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Oh…forgot how clever I was early this morn! 😛
    Then, to continue my fascinatin’ tale, my best friend called right after I got off from the second call! He could tell in my voice I was beat….so, talked to him for awhile, went to dinner, watched a movie….Dad got on the computer….
    Never finished my brilliant post!
    And I read the overnights and see Grinch put it better than I could have! 😡

    But, I won’t let that stand in my way….I wrote some of it, and will be shorter, but still to the point in a sec….hang on, hold tight!*

    .
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    * no reason to hold tight…

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  75. 76 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Grinch (2:56am), I love you for life! 😆

    Steve, you’re delightful! Glad you’re here!

    Gil, I think we all (w’all?) look forward to your Richmond Reports!

    Paladin, good luck this week!

    Work awaits….

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  76. 77 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I’m sorry, but before “I’m off”, a belated atta boy to my friend, Salty, on an excellent lead. I knew you had it in ya. But, who wrote it for you? 😆

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  77. 78 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

    ‘Morning, Berigan! 🙂

    Finally! an aide this morning! Can relax a bit this morning!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    (and catch up on the research..)

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  78. 79 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I think some here should re-read the first few blogs here, there was no trouble at all! Honeymoon period and all that. Everyone glad to see familiar names, and to be away from the constant anger and sniping at the other blog, and that was just from DOB! 😉

    Bad language (And non-clever scatological wordplay)that you just knew was upsetting folks, and nothing was to be done with it. Did it bother you so a lot? Just leave, DOB didn’t care. He was a strict freedom of speech guy, unless like one day(The straw that broke this camel’s back) he deleted a JJS post, just because he felt like it.

    From a song at the top of the blog…
    let the bad guy win every once in a while
    SG, I am on a jazz blog that can get quite hairy. I am about the only non liberal on it. And I am not talking the kind of liberal WW or Lew are, I am talkin’ folks that would make them look like Reagan in comparison! To these folks Dennis Kucinich is too conservative!
    I would gladly talk only about jazz and stuff, but they cannot not talk politics. And if you dare disagree with them, even politely, well you are Hitler reborn! And no way to get in the last word.

    There are some sane liberals there, who will defend me if I am attacked too much(You know, if someone wishes me ill) but for the most part, I am on my own. I can take it. I used to worry too much about responses I needed to make….a few folks left after they started thinking what to say back to people, while laying in bed, or showering…I stuck it out…but, don’t post much on the political part of the forum anymore…and I learned to…. let the bad guy win every once in a while

    A lesson learned by me. And others here can let things go. No one is going to remember what was said 1-2 months into the future. Unless someone calls someone a child molester, and that person would be banned I am sure….
    I was so happy when this forum appeared. I thought, finally, a forum I can participate on that everyone will do their level best to be kind to their fellow boardmembers…and it was that way for the most part since it opened. If it can’t be perfect, I hope it can be near to perfect at possible….and since no one wants to stress out CL more than “life” does, I hope people will think before they post….

    Gotta watch that first step off the soapbox, it’s a Duesy! 🙂

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  79. 80 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

    It’s nice to see that the Braves took my advice from a couple of months back and brought back Marquis Grissom to work for at least a week with the outfielders. I thought it was great advice when I said on the other blog. Evidently, they saw the wisdom in it as well. Couldn’t have a better guy maintain a lifelong association with the Braves and the Atlanta community.

    The higher ups with the Braves do read these blogs. You could even see that with Chipper, who was well acquainted with the blogs enough to know and highly respect Lew.

    Maybe we need to remember that. I think sometimes because this is such a close knit group, we think we are hidden from the outside world and so we can say or do anything to each other like we do at our house with our family.

    The Braves and other do read what is going on here and do take bits and pieces of what we say seriously. If you want them to keep coming back to read our thoughts, maybe it’s time to stop the fighting.

    OR if you are gonna fight, just fight. Say what it is you are itching to say. Do what it is you are itching to do. Stop dancing in circles around it.

    I always find the best way to end a fight is to just fight. It eases the tension. The tension around a fight is no different than sexual tension.

    The best way to end sexual tension is to stop dancing in frustrating circles with her, tell her how you feel, go get a room and get it on.

    Same thing with fighting. Tell the one you wanna fight how you really feel, go out and back, and beat each other’s brains out.

    The best and fastest way to remain best friends sometimes is to just beat each other’s brains out instead of being afraid to.

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  80. 81 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 9:52 am

    My father’s best advice about women was “If she doesn’t fight with you, she doesn’t love you. If she’s too afraid to fight you, she doesn’t love herself. If all she does is fight with you, she only loves herself.”

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  81. 82 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 9:52 am

    CL, you should at least love me for the next few years! 😦

    Isn’t it fun have a bunch of middle aged children? 😆

    I never slept…I got some work done…now I will get some slept done. I expect everyone to be grinchlike in there behaveour whilst I sleep as much as I can….and a play by play report of the game today…if there is a game today!
    As Don Cornelius used to say….”and you can bet your last money, it’s gonna be a stone gas, honey! and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and and SOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLL”

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  82. 83 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 9:59 am

    williamwallace , that sounds like Yankee talk! 😡 I of course am not a Yankee being that I am from St. Louis, neither Yankee or Southerner…though southerners call that splitting hairs !;)

    All I know is if CL is stressed out by fighting here, if others here complain about the tone….then everyone needs to be nicer…not walking on eggshells, just nice. You know, the way people talk to people face to face….damn I am tire…..
    and demoted…was B3, then B4, now back to B2….all because I was cricket last night….

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  83. 84 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Two of my best friends on the blogs(ww and SG)became my friends after we duked it out AND THEN exchanged e-mails and found that we had much in common if we could get “testosterone turmoil” out of our systems. And, in the privacy of e-mail, pride and prejudice was eliminated. To those with personal issues, try it, you’ll like it.

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  84. 85 lew614 March 24, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Intellectual Discourse? Where?

    Oh wait. I’m not allowed to be negative. Nevermind. Good morning.

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  85. 86 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 10:02 am

    VOR, WAKE UP!!!
    Little raisins late for school!!!

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  86. 87 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Oh, Lew and I had our “issues” as well. But then, we found that we are both Dawgs and, within limits, can do no wrong. Woof woof. 😆

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  87. 88 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Intellectual on dis course? Where? When? :mrgreen:

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  88. 89 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Berigan, you are always loved! 🙂

    I’m in complete agreement that differences can be worked out with wonderful positive results. The only thing I asked and still ask is that it be done privately and not in public. I have offered to forward emails for the combatants if one or the other didn’t want his email address made known to the other/s.

    MANY people come here every day to read what is written. ww was absolutely correct when he said that we forget that we are not in a private forum here.

    Someone emailed for my thoughts on having designated monitors. I thought about it, then responded:

    “My thought is: why should we need ‘monitors’ at all??

    Everyone is supposedly a mature, educated adult with IQs above room temperature, who know the (two) rules and know the standard. Behavior outside of this is deliberate trouble-making. If invited to a formal dinner, who would show up in ragged cut-offs and a dirty, torn t-shirt? That would be a deliberate slap in the face of the host and an affront to all the other guests, making everyone uncomfortable and sorry they came. The whole affair is ruined.

    Why doesn’t everyone monitor himself?! Grinch does me great honor with his self-censoring and he’s a thoroughly enjoyable ‘read’ to everyone; all enjoy and no one is offended.”

    It seems so reasonable to me; am I wrong?

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  89. 90 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Financial: JP Morgan raises its original offer for Bear Stearns to $10 a share from $2 a share, to “assuage” BS stockholders. How assuaged would you be if instead of .02 cents on the dollar, you were receiving .10 on the dollar for your investment? WARNING: Don’t walk on the sidewalk beneath BS Headquarters anytime soon.

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  90. 91 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 10:43 am

    CL; As usual you are as right as rain. Not the stormy kind, but the soft, life-giving showers of late spring and summer. The kind that leaves the atmosphere clean and sweet smelling. Our Dalai Mama has spoken. Are you listening? I am!!

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  91. 92 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Hey everybody!!! Catching up on everything since Saturday night. Back soon… 😀

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  92. 93 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I AM MAD AS HELL.

    Several times over this past weekend I sat down and attempted to put into words, my thoughts and feelings about what has been happening over the past few days and weeks on this blog.

    Consider yourselves lucky. Each of them would have made one of Savannah Guy’s epic posts look like a short story. The fact that I couldn’t quite distill my thoughts to a point where I was completely satisfied with the message, didn’t help, nor did some of the very good posts this morning as they largely said what I meant and felt. So I dumped them all in favor of this short(er) one.

    I have two things to say. First of all, there are certain individuals here who should be absolutely ashamed with their behavior. This blog was created as a safe haven, an oasis, if you will. A place where friends could get together and blog about whatever was on their mind, in a safe and comfortable environment.

    There is one simple rule here, and I quote this from Carolina Lady’s original blog lead on December 5.

    The rules are simple: keep it clean and no attacks.

    Pretty simple and easy to remember right? For some of the people for whom this very blog was created to climb onto the front porch of CL’s colossus and take a big fat crap is absolutely repulsive. You should be ashamed of yourself for taking advantage of your friend who has given so much of herself to create this spot for you. And we wonder why, with over 30,000 hits, this blog can’t attract any more regular bloggers.

    The second point that I will make is one that I have made privately to CL via email previously and has been made again today. We should ALL have email addresses for the other regulars of this blog. If anyone, at anytime, has a problem with me or one of my posts you may reach me at:

    chrisklob@comcast.net

    Please people, no more venom on the blog. Either ignore what you find to be an insulting post or fix it via email in private.

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  93. 94 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:05 am

    (Sigh) only the word “ashamed” should be in bold. Perhaps our Dalai Mama would be kind enough to fix that error? Please and thank you!

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  94. 95 lew614 March 24, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Paladin-Older Dude, I have issues with damn near everyone in this world including myself. I don’t take much of it seriously, or for very long. I can get over myself quite quickly. Being Dawgs helps a good bit, though. Woof Woof.

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  95. 96 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Hey everybody, I have a new “plan”. I am going to follow Berigan’s and Grinch’s lead and try to make every one of my posts predicated on “What will CL think? (WWCLT). Knowing me, I won’t always be successful, but if I’m “on” 90% of the time, it will help, won’t it? Want to try with me?

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  96. 97 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Hey Chris, glad to see you back. We ( I ) missed you.

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  97. 98 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Klobber; I, too, welcome you back. I hope you will stay and help us make this the “fun” place that it was intended to be, and was. How’s the job selection going? Well, I hope.

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  98. 99 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Good morning, y’all. I am so grateful to see that sanity is prevailing. Chris, I was starting to worry about you. Missed my big-brother-on-the-blog.

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  99. 100 Salty March 24, 2008 at 11:24 am

    YES, Klobber…my fellow Sandlapper!!! The barkeep is back!!! :mrgreen:
    You emboldened that which was appropriate…no edification required!

    Yep, if the effort is made, getting along is no problem. Believe me, when Paladin popped on the scene here, I figured my days were numbered. We sorted it out…likely without even realizing it. We just left bygones from DO’B’s world in the past and moved on…exchange e-mails pretty regularly, mostly ’cause some topics aren’t fit for B&S’ high standards! As you know, black and white is fine, but grey is Paladin’s favorite color! 😆

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  100. 101 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Now, let’s move on… I think everyone has expressed their opinion on the matter. So, let’s put it down to the full moon.

    Anyone else as pleased as I am about Hampton’s outing yesterday?

    JJ’s blow up is not a great concern, he is a rookie and like all rookies, he will stink up the place every third game or so.

    I am really pleased with the bullpen too. Just a note, not a single pitcher on the Braves roster will make it through waivers if it comes to that.

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  101. 102 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Paladin is right. The two of us became great friends after a rather ugly public battle last year with each other just by exchanging emails with each other. It was actually resolved in the span of five emails. As for me and SG, we’ve never exchanged emails but we’ve also never hesitated to publicly overapologize to each other.

    Berigan, my point is that if you are gonna fight, then just fight, if you wanna screw, then go screw. But also take it out back or go get a room. Fighting is not a bad thing. Neither is screwing. It just sucks for everyone else. Wherever you are, the endless and shameless sniping and flirting that precedes fighting and screwing annoys the ever living hell out of everyone even more than the fighting or screwing. Hell, fighting and screwing are funner to watch. But it really should be dealt with by taking it out back or getting a room for the sake of those who don’t like to see a good fight or a good screw.

    As for differences between being a Yankee or whatnot, I’m not sure if that is true. It may be though. I think people get more offended for me or Lew when we occasionally throw down on each other than the two of us actually do by whatever is said or done to each other. Lew and I are both Yankee born and bred boys who grew up in an environment where people, including your best friends, said what they were itching to say, right to your face in the most blunt manner possible. It usually led to more fights but also less grudges.

    At this point, I still have no idea who is really fighting or what is being fought about and I read every post. All I know is that every few hours I have to duck for cover because grenades are being tossed aimlessly about and cars with their headlights turned down are doing drive bys and riddling the area with bullets.

    It just sounds like a Mafia or gangland movie where someone spilled some wine on someone’s cashmere suit and now bullets are flying all around but no one even knows why the bullets are flying. The fight would have been better handled if the doofus who spilled the wine on the suit was dragged out back at that very moment and had his brains beaten out by the dude wearing the suit.

    This ain’t supposed to be like Beirut.

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  102. 103 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Well, that was alot of reading! 😯

    And… alot of ground covered.

    The rules are simple: keep it clean and no attacks. So let it be written, so let it be done.

    I, myself, am a very non-confrontational person. Not only will I turn the other cheek, I’ll even attempt to deflect negativity around me. (Remember my over-the-top uplifting day?) I told a mystery blogger Saturday that we, like all families, will bicker amongst ourselves… human nature and all. Nothing wrong with that. Stirring the pot makes the stew cook evenly. Stirring too hard makes the stew spill out all over CL’s nice clean kitchen floor. That’s where the problem begins. If this kitchen had some crappy vinyl flooring, it might be different. But this floor isn’t crappy at all. It’s a beautiful white ash (subtle baseball reference) with an immaculate finish. The sign at the kitchen entrance says, The rules are simple: keep it clean and no attacks. I like the kitchen. I’ll obey the rules.

    If anyone wants it, my email is jksirm1@alltel.net

    I worked 6 hours Saturday night and got alot of backlog worked through. I’m still covered up though. I might be in and out today.

    😀

    Oh, and Salty: Excellent lead my friend, just excellent. (Please don’t get me on a music sidetrack… I can’t help myself!)

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  103. 104 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Thank you all for the warm greetings. The time away was good for me. Had I said some of the things that I felt last week, I might not have been welcome back here.

    We are a diverse group and we won’t always agree on every issue. One of the greatest aspects of this country is our legal right to hold differing opinions. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t all respect each other while we respect the very simple house rules.

    Paladin, thanks for asking about the job thing. It’s sloooow out there. Not a lot of what I would term “legitimate” jobs that make a decent wage. Not that I can find anyway.

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  104. 105 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Alright, sorry about that, Gil is right, moving right along.

    Great blog lead Salty. Salty and KLobber are always trying to claim they are journeymen as writers. A load of crock. Can’t get away with that sales job anymore boys.

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  105. 106 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Alright, sorry about that, Gil is right, moving right along.

    Great blog lead Salty. Salty and KLobber are always trying to claim they are journeymen as writers. A load of crock. Can’t get away with that sales job anymore boys.

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  106. 107 Salty March 24, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Blog acoustics are in fine form, as evidenced by WW’s echo! 😛

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  107. 108 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Gil; I was quite pleased with Hampton’s outing. I really think that he will contribute, a lot! As for JJ, he has shown us that he has the ability, but will need the 2 X 4 applied, from time-to-time. I also think we have the best BP that we have had in a LONG time and it is probably the best in the NL, and certainly in the NL East. Now, how is that for talking baseball, before I finally get to work?

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  108. 109 Salty March 24, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Hey, Lew! Yes, in answer to your question: “Yes, Sir Whiteout, we are all Dramatic Royalty!” We’re the blue-bloods of Blogdom! 🙂

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  109. 110 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Salty, I apologize for not congratulating you on an excellent lead already. I am glad to see that you were able to come off the DL and go the distance. 🙂

    Carolina Lady, thank you for fixing my html error. Hopefully I’ll look a little less the doofus than normal.

    Willy Wally, I don’t remember any flare-ups you and Paladin encountered but am pleased to know that you are both man enough to fix things. I do remember the famous blow-up between you and Savannah Guy. As I recall, it was about the RROE. I very much appreciated the fact that the two of you could set aside your egos and work things out. I have always enjoyed reading y’all’s words and perspectives and gained even more respect for you both for the way that incident was resolved.

    Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned here.

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  110. 111 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 11:43 am

    but will need the 2 X 4 applied, from time-to-time

    Gil would agree! 😀

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  111. 112 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Paladin, what is the purpose of the 2 x 4 you referenced in your 11.39? Is that to be applied to JJ’s backside or head? Or should JJ use it more like the way Gil seemed to enjoy using it so much last week? 😀

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  112. 114 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Klobber; Me ‘n ww had our blowup when you were a night-shift only type. We blistered the airways and called each other everything but a wet hound. But, we settled it–in my mind–even more quickly than ww remembers it. Since then, I adopted him and we have been respecting “Nephew” and “Uncle” since. He is my only “yankee” relative, but I love him never-the-less. 😆

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  113. 115 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Klobber; It is more like the one that is used to get the mule’s attention. 😀

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  114. 116 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    😀

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  115. 117 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Salty Chris…that was grey!

    I’m not sure what exactly “grey” means. Could you elaborate?

    Paladin, I was aware of the uncle/nephew thing, just didn’t know the origins. And you know, you shouldn’t discriminate against people based upon there birthplace. People can’t help that! 🙂

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  116. 118 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I am a little cautious about posting my email address publicly (girls have to be a little more careful). I will get in contact with those who have posted theirs though I do not anticipate getting into an argument with anyone. Knowing how to contact the other regulars privately sounds like a good idea.

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  117. 119 Salty March 24, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for the feedback on the lead, everyone! Just wanted to have some fun with a group of good people, and play some tunes.

    SG…eclectic is spot on! Music is for the moods…and my tastes run the gamut. Old, new, doesn’t matter…if it moves me, I listen. Yes, Court & Spark is one of many Joni Mitchell albums I have. Berigan, as a jazz afficianado, you may have listened to her as well…Mingus worked on some of her albums. Also, good catch on the line from “Go Round in Circles”; that’s why it was used…VOR’s ‘turn the other cheek approach!

    Raisins…music, baking, art, baseball, and good company…could be much worse! No? 🙂

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  118. 120 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Those that want to give me a music “cite”, K. Rogers and The 1st Edition’s “Condition” will always be appreciated.

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  119. 121 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    music, baking, art, baseball, and good company…could be much worse! No?

    Ah… the good life! 😀

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  120. 122 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    paladin: Ask and ye shall receive. 😀

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  121. 123 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Salty and I became friends despite the Dawgs – Clumpson AND World – Alabama thing. What bigger obstacles could you overcome? :mrgreen:

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  122. 124 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    FBG, that’s good advice on not publicly posting your email. You’re also right to say that you’re not likely to get into a disagreement with anyone here. 🙂

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  123. 125 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Paladin, I’ve got to run out and do some errands with my kids. When I come back remind me to tell you a story about Clemson-Georgia. It will be long and pointless (like most of my posts) but I promise you that it will put you right to sleep. 😀

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  124. 126 Salty March 24, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    but I promise you that it will put you right to sleep.
    Chris, should be perfect for right around 8:00! I’m sure he’ll appreciate it! 😛

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  125. 127 Salty March 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Raisins…gotta love those special effects…and the really groovy striped pants! I actually had that album…(way) back in the day! 🙂

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  126. 128 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks to Raisins, I’m grooving!! And, at least from another man’s prospective, we forget what a good looking guy KR was before he adopted country and the Charlie Daniels look.

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  127. 129 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    There is no way I’m going to stay up until 8 for a story about Klem’s son! 😆

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  128. 130 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, Paladin, I think you are right that it only took one email from you and then from me.

    It also led to both of us becoming email buddies with The Grinch because he used the opportunity to become good friends with both of us as well. When I threw my email out there on the old blog, Grinch emailed me and told me I was in the wrong and that Paladin was a good dude and I should have given Paladin more of a fair shake than I did that time. After Paladin and I made peace with each other, I gave Paladin the Grinch’s email and told him he should email Grinch because I thought they would become good buds.

    Grinch is a great peacemaker. He helped resolve differences between SG, Paladin, and myself with his humor and his blunt nature. Whenever there are differences and then all of a sudden inexplicable peace, you should believe Grinch did something behind the scenes. Grinch deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Perhaps, from now on, whenever someone fights they need to be told to exchange emails with the Grinch instead of CL. KInda like airing out your differences with the Godfather Don Corleone.

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  129. 131 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I don’t know that I even have to post my e-mail since my name, rank and service number was previously posted, but if necessary–or just needed longstreethull@bellsouth.net.

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  130. 132 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I promise to quit, after this. Yes, ww reminds me of the role that Grinch played and the opportunity it gave me to become his bud. He is a good man. ‘Nuff said.

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  131. 133 Hillbilly March 24, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Should’ve known WW would eventually throw out a Godfather reference. You never let me down, Braveheart. By the way, A&E is finally showing season 6 of the Sopranos, so it won’t be long before I have completed that masterpiece of television. (I didn’t have HBO as a youngster in college, so I’m in catch-up mode…still trying to avoid spoilers at all costs.)

    Well after a long weekend of NCAA March Madness (I love the opening rounds) it’s time for me to focus on the world of baseball, turkey hunting and the upcoming child birth. It’s going to be a busy spring. The wasps are out, the grass is growing, the pollen is blanketing everything in sight, the air conditioner is rolling those kilowatt hours up higher and higher. Who doesn’t love Spring?

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  132. 134 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Hillbilly; How high’s the water, Mama? Three feet(?)high and rising(?).

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  133. 135 Salty March 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Paladin…you need not worry! I stand at the ready to direct your way, anyone who wants to harass you, either publicly or in private! :mrgreen:

    Your Friend,
    Klem’s Son

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  134. 136 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I could always depend on you, Salty. You….. :mrgreen:

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  135. 137 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Steppin’ out for errands… back in a bit…

    Can I pick anything up for anyone while I’m out?

    😀

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  136. 138 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Yeah, Hillbilly, I am pumped about Season 6 as well on A&E. That’s the only season I have not watched. I don’t have HBO, so I used to rent them at Blockbuster. But I haven’t been to Blockbuster in 2 or 3 years now. So, I’m gonna try to watch it on A&E now although I already know how it ends thanks to the media.

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  137. 139 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve got to go meet my mentor for lunch and show him all the work I have accomplished this morning. Somehow, I think the check will be mine. Later.

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  138. 140 Hillbilly March 24, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Paladin,

    Well, the rails are washed out north of town We gotta head for higher ground We can’t come back till the water comes down, Five feet high and risin’ …

    No seriously, it looks like the whole state is flooded. The Ouachita River down here is already 3 feet above flood stage, and we haven’t even begun to see any of the water coming at us from up north. Ought to be a good’un.

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  139. 141 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    😯 Hope you’ll be OK, Hillbilly.

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  140. 142 Salty March 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    ,i>…and show him all the work I have accomplished this morning. 🙄

    Raisins…is Paladin taking multi-task lessons from you? 😕

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  141. 143 Salty March 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Well…uh….cr…doggone it! That doesn’t look right…but the message translates, I hope! 😳

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  142. 144 Salty March 24, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    http://www.last.fm/music/Fats+Domino/_/Blue+Monday
    I can’t get much right today…time for a hiatus.

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  143. 145 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I have everyone’s email addresses, so if a specific one is requested, I’ll get permission from the one whose address is being requested, and with permission, will forward it to the one requesting it. That way, no one has to risk posting the address here publicly (remember 30,000-and-counting unknown visitors?). Addresses aren’t given out without permission. (Two things I believe in are privacy and confidentiality. 🙂 )

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  144. 146 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hillbilly, missed you! Keep us posted on your situation out there! Got a boat, right?

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  145. 147 Salty March 24, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    When you get the chance, watch the video. It’s rough at the end (probably used a cell phone), but captures the surprise of the audience. I went to a Josh Groban concert, at which this violinist played. I assure you, none of us saw this coming…it was pretty cool, to say the least!

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  146. 148 Hillbilly March 24, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    No worries about the flooding. Shouldn’t be a catastrophe or anything. Just a minor inconvenience. Much like Lew and the snow, we’re used to it around here.

    “This big old river
    Will Kill us in time
    ‘Til then we’ll drink it’s weight
    in cheap beer and wine”

    –Ben Nichols (Lucero), Drink ‘Til We’re Gone

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  147. 149 Hillbilly March 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    There are a few pictures on this thread from North Arkansas. You’ll have to scroll down. Some of the pics are small, but you can click on them to make them bigger.

    http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=211135.0

    Some more:

    http://www.guardonline.com/photos/2008/03/flood/index.htm

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  148. 151 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Love, love, love that, Salty! She kicks butt! And I am very jealous that you saw Josh Groban in concert. The few times he’s been around here there were no tickets to be had. Sells out instantly.

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  149. 152 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I just returned from lunch(Stuffed bell-pepper, mashed ps w/gravy, fried okra, corn sticks and sweet tea. Followed by blue berry cobbler[any relation? 😀 ]. Food for the soul)and that stuff falling from the sky–sorry Larry–was not sugar. Ain’t spring wonderful?

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  150. 153 Salty March 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    FBG…a couple of the other videos are actually better sound quality…but you got the essence. I actually bought the concert tix the morning of the show. I didn’t know he was in town; my sister called to say she was going, a surprise gift. So, while on the phone with her, I went on line, and bought at face value…to the right of the stage…within 30 feet of Groban at times. I knew he had a voice, but he is quite an act…surprised the heck out of me! 🙂 But…Lucia almost stole the show…seems to be the general reaction!

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  151. 154 Salty March 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    And did you pick up the tab, Paladin? 😕

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  152. 155 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah I did Salty. That’s why we went to the local meat n’ three place. But cirusly, it is the best place to eat lunch in this town.

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  153. 156 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    What hoppened to Buddy in the 5th. Did he take the 5th? Drink a 5th? Or start throwing with the other hand?

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  154. 157 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I’m out of here, again. I HAVE to do some work. C ya later.

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  155. 158 Salty March 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Buddy’s probably fine; Ridgeway, on the other hand, impresses me with his honesty and forthcoming nature. He wanted to prove Richmond is where he should go, and performed admirably in that role. Walks, errors, hits, six runs! Ouch!

    Westbrook carried a perfect game into the 7th…but along came Hoss and said, “Enough is enough!” Double to the wall!

    Looks like Glavine will get the home opener in Smoltzie’s place. Who goes next, Hampton or Jair? Split the southpaws or run ’em out back to back?

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  156. 159 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    If Hampy pitches in his last spring appearance like he has in his previous outings, he’s gotta go 3. Of course, there’s an off day on Tuesday. I’d go:

    Sun. March 30 at Nats – Huddy
    Mon. March 31 vs. Bucs – Glav
    Tue. Apr. 1: OFF (no foolin’ 😀 )
    Wed. Apr.2 vs. Bucs – Hampy
    Thu. Apr. 3 vs. Bucs – JJ
    Fri. Apr. 4 vs. Muts – Huddy

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  157. 160 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Next Atlanta Game: March 25, 2008 01:10 PM ET vs. New York Mets

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  158. 161 Salty March 24, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    And…trades…who goes….what do los Bravos get in return? Wren says deals are in the works. Hmmm.

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  159. 162 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Actually I took a nap. So sue me. And this Ridgeway, is a 5′ 5” rubber tee?

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  160. 163 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Appears from the box scores that Buddy pitched a typical Buddy Carlyle game. 4 innings, 1 run just what I expect out of him. It appears Ridgeway is the fellow whom the house fell on today.

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  161. 164 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Gil: Is that the battle to keep Smoltzie’s spot warm? 🙂

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  162. 165 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    As much as I like Nick Johnson, I just cannot see him coming to the Braves just to sit on the bench.

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  163. 166 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I think Smoltz is playing too much golf personally…

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  164. 167 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Would one of you ‘puter literates–Raisins for instance–tell me how I go about putting one of those “go to” things on here? No tellin’ where I’ll send you, but take a chance. 😀

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  165. 168 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    paladin: the easiest way is to simply cut and paste the link. It might not be as pretty as the HTML hyperlink, but it’s alot easier.

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  166. 169 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Was Ridgeway as awful as the box score makes him sound? And is no one else concerned about how “quiet” our bats have been, of late? I KNOW it is ST, but still…

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  167. 170 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Gil, are you joking about Smoltz playing too much golf?

    If you’re not, then I’m with ya. I have been very annoyed with the way he has approached spring training this season. It really smells like someone who thinks they are bigger than the team. Simulated games are not real games. Throwing to and goofing around with Tiger Woods on the backfields does not simulate a darn thing about how a real game is played. Smoltz is starting to publicly sound like he has one foot in and one foot out the door.

    Kind of an overreaction by me but it is really ticking me off. I have been quiet about it because it is Smoltz and I trust him. But your post gave me the courage to say something out loud about what has been nagging me all spring. Starting the season on the DL? If this was a real media market, a columnist would have had an article out Sunday morning throwing some serious questions about this spring in the direction of Smoltz.

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  168. 171 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks Raisins. Can’t wait to find something to use it on.

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  169. 172 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    ww; You know that I am a huge Smoltz fan but I think he has done too much goofing and golfing and not enough work this spring. I guess we’ll see.

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  170. 173 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    ww: I wonder if the shoulder has been a problem since the beginning of ST. Simulated games? Back fields? I’m no conspiracy guy, but as Chebornek’s companion once said, “Looks like ____? Smells like ____? Tastes like ____? It must be ____. Good thing we don’t eat it!” 😀

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  171. 174 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I’m only up to posts a little past 11 am,(And am going to have to run some errands nowP but wanted to say…
    Chris your 11 A.M. post was excellent!!!

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  172. 175 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Yeah, Paladin. I love and trust Smoltz too. No one works harder and wants to play more but this approach he has had this spring is very puzzling. Either his arm was killing him all winter and he thought he needed to try something new or ……. I just shouldn’t go there. It’s alot easier to get your simulated innings wrapped up in a half hour to an hour and go golfing then to go on bus rides and sit there for an entire 3 hour game.

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  173. 176 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    All I know is that Rocket(steroids[?] and all)worked his butt off in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Just as Smotz has learned that he can’t rely solely on his fast ball, he has to work harder at this point in his career.

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  174. 177 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Man! I blew the punch line!!! Chebornek is old Cheech and Chong routine. 2 companions wander upon something strange in their path. The exchange goes:

    “Hey, Chebornek, what that?”
    “Don’t know!”
    “Look.”
    “What?”
    “Look! Look like dog ____?”
    “Yeah. Look like dog ____.”
    “Pick up.”
    “What?”
    “Pick up! Feel like dog ____?”
    “Eugh! Yeah. Fell like dog ___.”
    “Smell.”
    “What?”
    “Smell! Smell like dog ___?”
    “Aagghh! Yeah. Smell like dog ___.”
    “Taste.”
    “What?”
    “Taste! Taste like dog ___?”
    “(gag, barf) Yeah. Taste like dog ___.”
    “Hmmm… must be dog ___. Good thing we don’t step in it!”

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  175. 178 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Raisins, go to the dog____house.

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  176. 179 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Saw a “right on” bumper sticker. “Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented immirant’ is like calling a drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist’. “

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  177. 180 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    immigrant. Sorry, I don’t speek good english.

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  178. 181 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    The filter has my correct spelling of immigrant.

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  179. 182 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    At least I didn’t echo.

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  180. 183 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    If it weren’t for Raisins and ww I could claim late-afternoon doomination.

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  181. 184 Bob, journalist March 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Salty thought you might enjoy, and I do so hope!

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe5w0_ray-charles-jerry-lee-lewis

    I started enjoying Ray in 1955 – I Got A Woman; Fats in 1956 with Blueberry Hill; and Jerry in 1957 with Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lot of Shaking Going On … them guys were good … and still were 50 years later, as the video proves!

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  182. 185 Salty March 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Paladin = Doominator? 😯

    WW…are you serious? You got courage from someone else’s post before speaking up yourself? You expect anyone here to believe that! 😛 When pigs fly!

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  183. 186 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Yes Salty, me ‘n R-nald are doominators, all the rest of you pencil-necks are dominators. Deal with it. :mrgreen:

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  184. 187 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Yes WW, I was serious about the golf. I am not saying that a guy should not be allowed a bit of down time but like a wise sage once told me. “You need to remember who is paying you”.

    My sole personal experience with Fats Domino was at Tantilla dance hall (since torn down) in Richmond where he was too drunk to be able to perform as advertised. This was in the early 70s so it is not like he was trying to make a comeback.

    Concern about the braves bats, Yes and no. While I would like to see a bit more run production, I try to keep in mind that many times during “real” games, it is not until the third and fourth turns through the order that the bats come alive.

    Watch for yourselves this season and see if the team that is able to hold the other team scoreless in the 5th and 6th innings isn’t the winner the majority of the time.

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  185. 188 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I think it was a shame for Buddy to get hung with the L today but he did not hurt his chances today. There is a spot on a big league roster somewhere for him.

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  186. 189 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Gil, I didn’t see the game but the box looked ugly from our perspective!

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  187. 190 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Woo-hoo! I’m close to being caught up with my work. My nose got skinned up on the grindstone, but I can at least see daylight again. Maybe tomorrow… or the next day… but close, anyhow.

    No clue what the Braves did today. Headin’ down for dinner.

    See y’all later! 😀

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  188. 191 Carolina Lady March 24, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Raisins, check the box score after your delicious dinner has digested.

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  189. 192 Salty March 24, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Bob, J…thanks! I think many of us did. Wish I could tickle ivories like that…it’s all I can do to play chopsticks! 😦

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  190. 193 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Salty has gone mean on us with his avatar. No wait, that’s a Clumpson pussy cat. No worry. 😀

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  191. 194 morpheus45 March 24, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Morning, all! Agreed about Smoltz; the week I was down there he looked like all grab-butt and no business. Waiting for the fans to leave and then flying out of the dugout in golf shoes and a goofy shirt, hopping into and already rolling golf cart and hauling out of there at high speed. Don’t much care for it; this year we’ve got a much better chance than last if he does well; he’s too important to be taking this so lightly. It’s not like he’s 30 anymore.

    Time to light the grill.

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  192. 195 Salty March 24, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Paladin…be afraid! Be very afraid! 👿

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  193. 196 Paladin March 24, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    If Grinch is up, it’s time for me to go to bed. And besides, Klobber may be along any minute to tell me his Clem’s son story. I have enough problems keeping my dinner down. 😆 No, I have really enjoyed playing with all of you today and no one threw any sand in anyone’s eyes or nailed anyone with their shovels. Hope to see all of you tomorrow and continue the dialogue. Good night. 😀

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  194. 197 Salty March 24, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    NO, NO, NO…I insist you wait up for Klobber’s bedtime story! You must! 😆

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  195. 198 Salty March 24, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Grinch would obviously like to throw Smoltzie’s …toosh on the grill, it would appear! And by the looks of it, there are several of us willing to stick a fork to test for doneness!!! 👿 again!

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  196. 199 Bob, journalist March 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Chris, the replay of the game is on MLB.tv … which I think folks can watch, without subscription.

    Gil, I just thought it was a great video and Salty thought it would be good “stuff” to share … it was fun for me, just seeing them together, having a good time.

    All three were pieces of work … but I sure did enjoy their music! Ray had drug problems and many children, 3 of which were born in wedlock, methinks. I never saw Fats live, except perhaps on TV … really liked his sound but thought his popularity waned before the 70’s. Jerry Lee’s antics and problems are legendary but I always enjoyed his energy and his music … still do. I had tickets to see him perform in Rome, Georgia … back in the day, but couldn’t attend. They said he shot out the tires on a car in the parking lot that night … can’t remember why. The most remarkable thing about ‘The Killer” may be that he’s still alive.

    Seemed like the DJ played “I got a woman” at least 50 times the first day it came out in 1954/55 … WGST methinks … who was Ray Charles?? We saw him in concert in Nashville about 5 years ago, one of his last … truly delightful … actually fantastic … not quite the “Three Tenors” but then, nothing ever topped them, methinks.

    Of course, I have a looped John Cash play list on my computer … 110 songs … and that’s most always on in the background.

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  197. 200 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    An open message to all of you bleeding hearts:

    I just returned to find the biggest bunch of naïve, glad-handing, mamby-pamby, group-hugging, kiss-upping, non-confrontational, sky-is-falling, poor-pitiful-me-for-having-to-read-a-little-unpleasantness, hand-wringing, foaming at the mouth, wimpy bloggers that I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Butterflies flittering and songbirds chirping and blue skies without a cloud… really? You want that? Get real. That is not what blogging is about.

    My first thought was… GET OVER YOURSELVES PEOPLE!!! This has gone way, way, way too far. You are all getting seriously close to Pollyannaism here! To actually be “ashamed” of those who resort to the gentlemanly sport of fencing WITH RUBBER TIPS… with words!!!! Then you talk of those who supposedly have the “ill manners” to settle differences on a blog… it’s all useless, weak, pseudo-philosophical dribble! Dammit people! What next… The Captain and Tennille? The Carpenters? John Tesch? Kenny G? Say it ain’t so!!!!!

    Then, as if that wasn’t enough, to frown on someone being invited to a dinner party then showing up in a torn tee shirt and ragged jeans, proceed to break the top off the bottle and slug down all the wine… so what? Like there is something wrong with that? What? What? What? Do you people always wear three piece suits? Tuxedos? Get real people… torn tee’s and ragged jeans are comfortable. Oh, I suppose you want guests to all wear shoes too right? Picky bunch you are. Snobs.

    So, now you’re all gonna hate on anyone that resorts to a little disagreement or verbal fisticuffs on your innocent little blog? Oh, yeah? Well OK then, just stand in line suckers. You’re all idiots, morons and loosers. So there!!!

    Here’s a link that best expresses my disgust with you all. Take that!!!

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  198. 201 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Ifyoutakeanyofthatisseriousyouneedyourheadexamined.com

    couldhavesaidyouguysarereallygreatanditistruebutthatwouldbetooeasy.com

    :mrgreen:

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  199. 202 Salty March 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    SG, seven seconds was all I could handle…thankya very much!

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  200. 203 Voice of Raisins March 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    😆

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  201. 204 morpheus45 March 24, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I made it all the way through 1:20; the tambourine guy was a little much. Tell us how you really feel, SG. 🙂

    Time to eat. What sets me apart from Karen Carpenter. (rim shot)

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  202. 205 Salty March 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Back at ya, SG!

    😆

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  203. 206 Salty March 24, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Grinch…oh, my! Speechless….I’m speechless!

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  204. 207 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    For those bloggers that drop in and are not regulars or those that may live in Rio Linda, the above post was a spoof. We do that here sometimes. This really is the best bunch of denizens in the universe. We’ve got prose writes that challenges us with their complexity and makes us all smarter as a result… from the likes of Bob, Journalist. We have amazing humorists like Journalist Jimmy Smith, who has probably coined more blog phrases and expressions that any blogger alive. We have so many… well, stick around. Much talent here on Braves and Stuff.

    Sometimes we get a bit carried away with verbal jousts (all comparatively harmless and well within the boundaries of respectful, moral repartee) and sometimes the pendulum swings a bit too far towards group-hugging and such… kissy-kissy, smoochy-smoochy stuff, but you get the picture. It’ll damn near make you blush… or spit up your lunch (kidding).

    Thing is, two or three of us get in a rubber-tipped fencing duel and those that pick up the skinny swords all get tomatoes tossed their way. Makes a fine tomato sauce if you like Italian. All around great neighborhood and great folks, to a person. Well, maybe not that one who… (kidding).

    And if you don’t like it I’ll bop you on the noggin… see? Had you going again there, eh? Anyhoo, a finer bunch of individuals cannot be found on any blog, anywhere, any time… period. Not kidding at all.

    Hey, take’yer shoes off. Set a spell. Love’ta have’ya. Chime in. The water’s fine.

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  205. 208 berigan2electricboogaloo March 24, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    SG, I was about to open up the biggest can of whoop A** ever opened on anyone in the history of the internet! Consider yourself quite lucky to have been foolin’! 😛

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  206. 209 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Salty, don’t get me started… just got back in town so I have to do a couple’a things before I start looking up links to boomerang yours.

    Loved it… Roy Orbison… what a huge talent. A legend. A giant. Miss him. Traveling Wilburys albums are a must in any collection. You have those? For those that know the Wilburys… you’ll appreciate this link. For those that don’t know them… do yourself a big favor and check it out. Actually, it’s a great song to transition last week to this week with. Braves and Stuff theme song?

    This is what a roomful of music giants sound like:

    (I just got chill bumps listening to it for the 10,000th time)

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  207. 210 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Berigan… come on man. Can of corn my friend. You are way too nice to get into a tussle with anyone. Right? Mercy! 😀

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  208. 211 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Grinch, what sets you apart from Karen Carpenter? Hmm…

    Let’s see… Oh, Got it! 10,000 light years?

    Additionally… you have better taste in music, she has less facial hair, you like sushi but she didn’t evidently like food at all. Oh, was prettier than you too but she was way too skinny. Way, way too skinny. Poor soul. RIP Karen.

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  209. 212 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Now I’ve already run everyone off. Time for me to hang my head and go sulk and pout. Think maybe they believed my earlier… nah. :mrgreen:

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  210. 213 Savannah Guy March 24, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Oh, one more thing. Blog domination rules. Eat my dust. I’m going to eat food.

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  211. 214 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    SG, my friend, I thought we were going to have to have a little tussle for a minute. No rubber-tipped swords either.

    Now get over here and let me pour you one! Hey, I hope your trip to the big city was a good one.

    Raisins, I remember that Cheech and Chong routine from when I was a kid. Only, I didn’t realize it was Cheech and Chong. I remember acting that out with a friend of mine. Kid turned out to be a pretty funny dude too.

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  212. 215 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Paladin, I’m sorry I wasn’t around to tell your nighty-night story. Perhaps another time.

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  213. 216 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Well, it is coming down to crunch time on the daughter’s car. Of course my wife had to reel me in and remind me that she (my daughter) is picking the car, not me. So by Wednesday the deed should be done.

    And baseball… Duh…. Oh yeah, season starts soon. Reports from our able beet writer, Chop Seal are becoming infrequent. We must set our twinkes to lure him back in…

    And Bob… I wish I had occasion to see Ray Charles in person. So much talent. I did work as a stage hand for Neil Diamond long ago. Trust me when I tell you that I got great seats 🙂

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  214. 217 Salty March 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Klobber…it’s obvious ol’ Paladin has not trouble hittin’ the hay…story or not! 🙂

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  215. 218 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Good evening, y’all!

    SG, play nice or forfeit all future cake rights. 😉

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  216. 219 Salty March 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    One of the first songs I remember by Ray Charles was actually a Hank Williams tune:

    I got a Hot Rod Ford
    And a two dollar bill
    And I know a spot
    Right over the hill

    They have soda pop
    And the dancin’s free
    So if you wanna have fun
    Come along with me

    Hey, Good lookin’
    Whatcha got cookin’?
    How’s about cookin’
    Somethin’ up with me?

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  217. 220 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I get here & they all leave. …sigh…

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  218. 221 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    No, I’m here fbg. Had to take a quick shower.

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  219. 222 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    I was surfing the net and ran across a piece about Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays being sent down to Durham. Folks, that kid is a bona fide star in the making. I saw him play last fall against Richmond and that boy can flat out hit… A long way too. Only 22 years old but plays older. Get his rookie card while you can. He will be a Super Star someday.

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  220. 223 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    FBG… You really should take advantage of opportunities to see Tampa play this year. They are going to win some games. They just have too much talent in their farm system not to.

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  221. 224 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Chris… talk about being all wet… 🙂

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  222. 225 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Okay, every body is gone again. Time for the news and then it’s light out for a change. No late night TV for me tonight.

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  223. 226 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    And before I forget… SG, turns out HBO was free this week end on DirecTV so I got to watch parts 1 through 3. Not it looks like I am going to have to shell out the cash to see the conclusion.

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  224. 227 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Uh… That’s parts 1,2 and 3 of John Adams. Getting sleepy…

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  225. 228 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Gil, for many years the Rays Low A affiliate was here in Charleston. Because they performed so poorly at the big league level, they always had very high draft picks and almost all of them came through here. Josh Hamilton (now with the Rangers) was an incredible player and even more incredible human being. Glad to see him getting it together. Delmon Young and BJ Upton also played here. Both were jerks, but good ball players. I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that if they could ever develop any pitching, they might put a good year together. Either way, they are fun to watch.

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  226. 229 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Gil, I’ll probably go to at least a few Rays games. It’s too close not to. By the way, they get very irate when people say they’re in Tampa. The Trop is actually in St. Pete & someone always has a hissy fit if an announcer or someone just says Tampa instead of Tampa Bay. Overreaction, IMO.

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  227. 230 Gil in Mechanicsville March 24, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Okay, last post of the night for me… A parting shot so to speak. This was just on the 11 o’clock news and it falls under the “Do you know how dumb that sounds department”

    It was reported tonight that someone broke into a local gun shooting range and stole over 20 hand guns. The reported said that the local police were concerned that the guns would fall into the hands of criminals.

    Well duh…. stolen guns? I think the criminals are the ones who stole them…

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  228. 231 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    They’re concerned that the stolen guns will fall into the hands of criminals? Ya think? 🙄

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  229. 232 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Hey, it happens all the time. Honest, hard-working burglars steal guns and then hardened criminals get them. Yep, happens every time.

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  230. 233 williamwallace March 24, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    FBG, I’m concerned that the stolen guns will end up in the hands of that guy from Savannah. That fella is all over the map tonight.

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  231. 234 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    WW, I think he must be off his meds! 😀

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  232. 235 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Emergency RVC shipment to Savannah?

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  233. 236 chrisklob March 24, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Emergency RVC shipment to Savannah?

    Don’t hold your breath SG! You remember all those empty promises from before, don’t you!

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  234. 237 flbravesgirl March 24, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Well, I’ll be in Georgia the last 3 weeks of May. Maybe being closer we could figure out a safe cake delivery?

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  235. 238 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Back to say that I cooked dinner, it was very good and I’m going to climb into that big white envelope.

    Paladin: now you’re gonna have to keep us posted on how the research/case goes. Inquiring minds will want to know. Sounds interesting.

    Klobber, thanks. I’ll take that drink… tomorrow night if I can get the rain check. You open for business? I believe I have a $20 bill right here (ala The Shining).

    FBG: You mean, nice always? Like, no rubber-tips or any of that stuff? Not even a friendly noogie? No fractional padded-glove sparring either? None? Well… I have be nice for how long? Hmm… could I try a little cake sample before agreeing to that? Just a little slice? You drive a hard bargain Florida Lady. Grinch’ll vouch for me. I also hold doors for ladies. That’s gotta count for sumpthin’, right?

    Gil: Nice blog domination. You kept all the plates spinning on sticks very well for a while there sir and didn’t break a single one. Ed Sullivan worthy. Really big shoe. On Adams: good stuff, eh? That one HBO series is worth the price of admission. I have part three (on DVR for tomorrow night). Can’t wait to see that and the rest. I’m hooked.

    Sometimes, like with John Adams, you watch the first part and everything clicks… the direction, cinematography, the script, the acting, the sets, costumes, sound, music, etc. and you just know it’s going to be very good. I’ll never forget seeing the first ten minutes of a film once and thinking that it would win an academy award for either best picture, best actor or both. That film was Lonesome Dove. I was not wrong. If you haven’t seen it, please do.

    CL: On New Amsterdam, I’ve got episodes 2,3,4 on DVR. Haven’t seen one minute of any yet but it looks interesting. I’ll watch them this week and get caught up. You still liking it?

    Bob, Journalist: I’m with you on Johnny Cash. Love the man’s music and the man too, warts and all. Jerry Lee Lewis… can appreciate but music never rang my bell. Liked Buddy Holly more.

    General stuff: New season of House starts in April. That’s also on my to-do list. Other than that, there will be a lot of my kind of reality TV on very soon… BRAVES BASEBALL!!! My favorite TV, by far.

    Before I go: Saw snow flurries at NOON on Ponce near Briarcliff today. Just a minute or two, but whowould’a thunkit? Lew… don’t laugh.

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  236. 239 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Yes, always, SG.

    I saw that snow was expected today. Hope the plants don’t get nipped too much up in Rabun. (It turned cool here today too. By cool I mean 60s. Yesterday I had the AC on.)

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  237. 240 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Fixing to go watch tonight’s New Amsterdam myself. I’ll check back in when I’m done.

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  238. 241 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 12:26 am

    SG, always open my man.

    This one’s for you:

    I used to read everything King wrote. Then he got into a stage where he had a new book coming out every Tuesday and I lost interest. Most of the movies based on his book didn’t translate well. I’m no expert but I suppose that speaks volumes about his ability to paint a picture, especially about those things that run through people’s heads that are hard to put in a movie. The Shining was/is IMO the greatest exception to that statement though. Great movie. I’ve watched it many times over the years.

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  239. 242 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Just while I’m innocently bloviati…uh, corresponding and about to tuck in for the evening, I get ganged up on by two tipsy roughnecks hanging at Klobber’s Saloon.

    Gil: (“Dumb Dept.”) “May fall into the hands of criminals”. Right on and exactly. One could never go broke betting against the common sense of the media.

    WW and Chris, there is no way I stole those guns. I do have a concealed weapon permit (which says something for my criminal record) and lots of guns (which says something else I guess)… but there is no more room in my locker for guns or bullets. Well, maybe one or two more, but that’s it. Can quit anytime I want.

    FBG: Klobber is right… you hurt us so deeply when we were trying to get our cake delivery business off the ground. We were deprived by your dessert hard ball tactics. Then, you hand-delivered a veritable truckload of your baked goods to Lew and Grinch in Orlando. What made it worse… we had to watch, empty handed. We were devastated. We were deprived. We were unrequited.

    Now, as far as a Georgia cake convention… give us a date in May and, uh… I mean, well, Klobber and I will discuss our schedules and see what we can work out during that time slot (translation: we’ll bury our pride and scurry over to the FBG dessert table lickety split). 😀

    Now I’m leaving. Don’t even try leaving an interesting post to keep me around. I’m sick of you all. Don’t even get me started. Loosers. :mrgreen:

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  240. 243 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 12:33 am

    SG, don’t make me come down there and straighten you out! Oh wait, you’ve got a concealed weapons permit? Can I pour you a double? It’s on the house!

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  241. 244 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Klobber… dammit man! The Shining, yep. Good’un.

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…

    Yeow! Too scary. Loved it.

    Don’t even think about it… before you know it, Bay Area Steve shows up and we’re all up for the whole damn night. No can do. Wouldn’t be prudent. G’nite.

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  242. 245 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I’ll see what I can do, SG.

    ‘Night, y’all.

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  243. 246 berigan2electricboogaloo March 25, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Crickets say goodnight….never, EVER know if there will be a night crew. I am going to ride my stationary bike(Man, if that doesn’t sum up my life in a nutshell!) and check back….
    Of course, I expect everyone will get up early for the very first game of the year in Cincinnati Tokyo, starting at 6 AM! 🙄

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  244. 247 morpheus45 March 25, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Wow, I posted a post about an hour and a half ago and it either never showed up or got deleted. Hmm. Oh, well. I guess it’s time for something controversial:

    I think Mounds are better than Almond Joy. Anyone who has a problem with that has my e-mail adress. 🙂

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  245. 248 berigan2electricboogaloo March 25, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!!!

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  246. 249 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Grinch … I always preferred Peter Paul’s Mounds thought I liked both … it’s been decades since I had either … I guess 40 years or more.

    Everybody talks about Mark Kotsay’s defense but he sure does seem to misjudge the ball and turn the wrong way a lot.

    Say Good Night Gracie …

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  247. 250 Gracie March 25, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Goodnight George!

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  248. 251 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Wrong Gracie!!

    Methinks it’s time for a Charlie Chan but Carol’s asleep on the couch and she has the remote.

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  249. 252 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Hey!!! Where is everyone??? The season has started! 😯

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  250. 253 williamwallace March 25, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Dice K stinks and Blanton is built like a big fat loaf of bread

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  251. 254 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:13 am

    :mrgreen:
    Red Sox nation is going to say their season is doomed, DOOMED! Of course, they will still win the east, and likely the WS again…
    Panicky Petes their fans are….
    1 hour, and 2 1/2 innings finished already! AL baseball, is the best baseball! 😛
    I do wish a few Braves would follow the Sox and Yankees style of working starting pitchers and getting into teams bullpens in the 5th inning….Can’t wait to see Frenchy ground out on the first pitch he sees this season! 😆

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  252. 255 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Blanton is definitely a competitor….but, I don’t see how with his stuff he has an ERA under 4.00 in the AL…yeah, he throws strikes, doesn’t walk folks…but still….

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  253. 256 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Oh boy, Selig will be on the next inning…my cue to sleep….laterz gatorz….

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  254. 257 Voice of Raisins March 25, 2008 at 8:26 am

    G’morning all!!! Catching up on the overnights…

    What is up with MLB?!? Starting the season in Japan?!? This is the American pastime, for goodness sake. Baseball, hot dogs apple pie and Chevrolet, dangit, not Subaru! 😡

    And what’s with starting the season at 6:00am on the east coast of the good ol’ US of A?!? Holy crap, that’s 3:00am in Oakland, for the love of all that’s good and holy! Bud Selig should be taken out back and forced to watch highlights of the 1984-1989 Braves. Aaaaaaggghhhhhh!!!!! 😡

    Aside from that, it’s all good… 😀

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  255. 258 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 8:28 am

    This starts out pretty rough, but then it gets very interesting. A Black(he doesn’t even claim to be AA)preacher’s prospective of Obama.

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  256. 259 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I tried to read the overnights but with SG and Klobber back I bogged down. 😆 Actually, y’all done good.

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  257. 260 lew614 March 25, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I just love those first thing in the morning telephone calls from the kids-“Dad, there’s a burst pipe outside the bathroom. How do you turn it off and what’s the credit card number?” OH!!!!The Humanity!!!! Or lack, thereof.

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  258. 261 Voice of Raisins March 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    SG: after reading your 9:43pm post of last night, I broke out my Traveling Wilburys CD and have been listening all morning. Ahhh… good stuff… 🙂

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  259. 262 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Good morning all, Is it Sunday yet?

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  260. 263 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:03 am

    SG expressed an interest in hearing about “my” case that I am working on. I find it quite interesting, but others may be bored. I am not in to boring people. If several of you express your interest, I will put it on here. Otherwise, I will share it with SG by e-mail.

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  261. 264 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

    008… I am always into expanding my knowledge on any given topic, especially if I don’t have to do the heavy lifting. Now, is this going to be the real lawyer version or the TV lawyer version where the conclusion is wrapped up in 5 minutes? 🙂

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  262. 265 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Just and observation and by no means conclusive but dos anyone else notice that Americans have no stomach for protracted warfare. If it takes more than 4 hours to wrap up a war in a mini series, then it is too long.

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  263. 266 Voice of Raisins March 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Go ahead, Matlock. Watcha got? 😀

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  264. 267 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Gil; It stars me as Matlock, “advising” the young gun. 😀

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  265. 268 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I sometimes believe that Americans as a whole have the attention span of a two year old….

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  266. 269 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Raisins is too quick for me. 😀

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  267. 270 Voice of Raisins March 25, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I am a visionary. 😀

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  268. 271 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:13 am

    What? No sex…. ? Going to be hard to sell that one….

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  269. 272 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:15 am

    If one more chimes in we will certainly have a quorum for the early morning crowd.

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  270. 273 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

    We have sex. At least one of each.

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  271. 274 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Could comment about Oakland and Boston…. What was Bud thinking when he agreed to this match up to be played in Japan of all places? What and idiot…

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  272. 275 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Yes, baseball…. As American as Japanese cars….

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  273. 276 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Which, sadly to say, may be more American that GM 😦

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  274. 277 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

    And John Adams…. Yes, a very well made piece. I thought episode three was a bit tedious at times. Once you have seen it, I will discuss it with you SG. Still, very nicely done. It gives the viewer a good since of the conditions of the period. It does not rely on a lot of the glitz to tell the story.

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  275. 278 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Gil; Certainly the Braves are not directly involved, but as a Sawx fan, also, I am bitter as hell. First, the “home” fans deserve the game to be played in the good ole USA. And, jet lag and all, the teams can be hurt by this. Finally, it’s only a money grabbing move by the owners, with slugs like Budsie lining their pockets and saying to hell with the fans. America’s past-time? Not any more.

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  276. 279 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I will certainly buy the book now…

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  277. 280 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I am not a big Red Sox fan, however, I gained a lot of respect for the players when they staged their protest about the coaches not being compensated for the trip.

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  278. 281 Voice of Raisins March 25, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I must repost this as it makes me very angry to think about…

    Voice of Raisins Says:
    March 25, 2008 at 8:26 am

    G’morning all!!! Catching up on the overnights…

    What is up with MLB?!? Starting the season in Japan?!? This is the American pastime, for goodness sake. Baseball, hot dogs apple pie and Chevrolet, dangit, not Subaru! 😡

    And what’s with starting the season at 6:00am on the east coast of the good ol’ US of A?!? Holy crap, that’s 3:00am in Oakland, for the love of all that’s good and holy! Bud Selig should be taken out back and forced to watch highlights of the 1984-1989 Braves. Aaaaaaggghhhhhh!!!!! 😡

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  279. 282 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Sawx win!! Sawx win!!

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  280. 283 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I have GOT to get my work done. And, if I leave this on (as I have tried to do before) I’ll be constantly yap yapping. So, I’ll be signing off until later. Will you miss me? No, I didn’t think so.

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  281. 284 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Good morning! Can’t believe some of y’all were awake for the game. Insane.

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  282. 285 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Just and observation and by no means conclusive but dos anyone else notice that Americans have no stomach for protracted warfare” … yes, it is disturbing. That was Hitler’s read as well … however, it may be just a media contrivance … they love to get opinions from the uninformed and from mothers who are critical of the President for placing their sons in harm’s way … goodness, seems they signed up for the educational benefits.

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  283. 286 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Just a quick break from juggling chain saws…

    FBG: See? I was good last night. You are a good influence. Carrot cake and stick approach works.

    Grinch: listen, you can get all up in arms and stick your chest out all you want but you are forgetting the… Snickers beats Mounds and Almond Joy. There. Read it and weep. But we must not forget Turtles. Mmm…

    Berigan: right on about the way Bosox hitters work SP in the early innings. Wears ’em out. Of course it helps if you have a virtual DH in every spot in the order. They’re stacked like… uh, pallets at an Amazon.com distribution center.

    Bob, Journalist: Charlie Chan? You and Berigan need to wake up and smell the twenty first century. 😀 By the way, Man Rule No. 3 states: At all times men must be in complete control of the television remote control. Any deviation from this rule could result in sitting through Mary Poppins, Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey, Maude or ballroom dancing. This is serious business. Be very, very careful. First the remote, next you’ll taking over their job of carrying heavy boxes up to the attic. Give’em an inch…

    now that the ladies are miffed at me for that sexist comment:

    Klobber, I’ll take you up on that drink. Tell WW I’ll even buy him a round if he behaves himself and quits accusing me of gun burglaries and such. I may be all over the map but I have a perfect alibi for that particular crime.

    Raisins, I agree with you about the Japan thing. Adding insult to injury, it’s played at a time when we can’t reasonably watch it. Why can’t all Japanese baseball fans just buy a ticket and go to Florida to watch that ST game with Dice-K? They can afford it. Next, they’ll be wanting a sumo demonstration during the seven inning stretch. Where’s Wicky?

    Gil, I’m a Bosox fan from way back… my favorite AL team. Can’t blame’em just because they’re rich. They’re certainly not beautiful. Manny hit the game winner… who else. Now, that’s beautiful. Hey, I’m going to watch Adams part three tonight.

    Paladin: sure, we miss you, but finish that work or there will be a miscarriage of justice. Some poor shlub is counting on you.

    Now… back to the chain saws.

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  284. 287 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    So much for being good. And it’s figure skating, ballroom dancing & Idol in this house. Soon Braves games will take precedence though. (And if you men took a look at the female ballroom dancers & their barely there dresses on Dancing with the Stars you might find yourself becoming a regular viewer. Clearly ballroom is fabulous exercise.)

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  285. 288 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Uh, oh… I done gone and done it good now. FBG, just kidding dear. And you are right about those itsy bitsy teeny weenie outfits in ballroom dancing. Thing is, with proper (male) remote control use, the best scenes can be paused (smiling 🙂 ), the boring scenes (dancing) can be fast forwarded. :mrgreen:

    Salty, that Hank Williams tune you referred to is an old family favorite. My dad used to sing it around the house for us kids. He’d also sing and play the following on his old acoustic guitar. It was written by Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer… not an old cow hand at all. Guessed it yet? Goes like this:

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  286. 289 Savannah Guy March 25, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Now, I’m out for a bit. I could do this all day but I have rows to hoe and besides that I’m about to get in big trouble with FBG. Can’t have that. 😀

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  287. 290 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    It’s good to see that the Braves are satisfied that Tex has found his swing and is ready to go … the question may be where … Scott needs the work and the Braves need to see what he can do … it all makes sense.

    Oh my goodness, Scott just got a bloop single … there’s your headline!

    It a team game … or is it? Chemistry, contagion, besting the pitcher … good at bat by Corky Miller.

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  288. 291 Salty March 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    itsy bitsy teeny weenie …. you know what comes next?!? 🙂

    http://www.minibite.com/oldies/itsybitsy.htm

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  289. 292 Salty March 25, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Scott…bloop…same sentence? Doesn’t fit! 😆

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  290. 293 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    It’s Scott what doesn’t fit methinks … maybe Tex too, but I hope not. Actually, I like Scott best … like TP too, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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  291. 294 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    008, I, too, wouldn’t mind hearing about your work, if you’ve got the time. Also, I saw your post about not inviting folks who’ve left. I think it makes a lot of sense. I shall try to contain myself in the future.

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  292. 295 Salty March 25, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    A bunt! Prado bunted…and made it safely to first! Very nice! Definitely on the team…can’t cut a bunter…must have one! 😆

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  293. 296 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    BAS; I just stopped by for a sec. and as luck would have it, there was you post. Let me say this. You are entitled to your opinion, just as I am to mine. This blog is a benevolent dictatorship( 😆 ) and the rest of us have one vote a piece. For instance, I am on the blog because a friend (SG) invited me. Now, I’ve outed him. Anyway, CL graciously accepted me and here I am. If there is someone that you would like to bring to the party, and you can convince them to come, I’m certain that–if they will follow the rules–CL will welcome them. In other words, it ain’t up to me, but I appreciate you acting as if it is/was. 😀

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  294. 297 Hillbilly March 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    And if you men took a look at the female ballroom dancers & their barely there dresses on Dancing with the Stars you might find yourself becoming a regular viewer.

    FBG, If I may quote the Oak Ridge Boys: “Sometimes the pleasure, ain’t worth the pain.”

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  295. 298 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    One thing to add. Salty, in a way, outed me yesterday. He told how when I first came to this blog that he thought, “well that’s it for me”. The barbarians were not only at the gate, they were at the table. But, he and most other bloggers gave me a chance to show that I am just here to have fun, talk baseball and stuff, and interact with my friends. I think I have passed the test. So now, I am a “member in good standing”. No more. No less.

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  296. 299 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Salty, really??? A braves player bunted, and for a hit??? Wow! 😯 You are correct, can’t cut a good bunter!

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  297. 300 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Member in good standing, aka the young Matlock…when you gonna lay your lawyering ways on us???

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  298. 301 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Ballroom dancing is incredibly difficult. Like pairs skating and ice dancing it requires a perfect melding(not that kind)of partners. To put is in to prospective: Those pairs that look so good on Dancing with the Stars wouldn’t make it to the sweet sixteen at the average Ballroom competition. But, I will admit. They(the women)sure look good.

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  299. 302 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “Sometimes the pleasure, ain’t worth the pain”

    Incredible post, sir.

    If that doesn’t describe female ice skating and “Dancing with the Stars” for me, I don’t know what could.

    I realize these things are very difficult, and I’m glad Miss Velvet enjoys them, but definitely not worth the pain.

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  300. 303 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    oo8… I have watched some of the ballroom dancing competition on PBS. Some of the woman have a figure that would stop traffic and a face that would stop an eight day clock… O the humanity…. 🙂

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  301. 304 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Now lyrics…Paul McCartney wrote some great lyrics in his time….these lyrics are not from that group though…

    Well, I used to smile when I was a pup,
    Sailing down the nile in china cup,
    With the recipe for a lovely day
    Sticking out my back pocket.

    That’s it, kids!

    But it wasn’t always such a pretty sight,
    We used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till me made it up in the ballroom.

    Ballroom dancing, made a man of me,
    One, two, three, four,
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on tv
    I got what I got from ballroom dancing.
    Big b.d.

    Here we go!

    Well, I used to fly when I was a kid,
    And I didn’t cry if it hurt a bit,
    On a carpet ride to a foreign land
    At the time of davy crockett.

    Wave the sword!

    But it wasn’t always such a pretty sight,
    We used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till me made it up in the ballroom.

    Ballroom dancing, made a man of me,
    One, two, three, four,
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on tv
    I got quite a lot from ballroom dancing.
    Big b.d.

    Well, the kids have flown to a better life
    And the boy’s a man and the girl’s a wife
    And the summertime never seems to last
    When you’re riding on a rocket.

    But, but it wasn’t always such a pretty sight,
    Mm, we used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till me made it up in the ballroom.

    Ballroom dancing, made a man of me,
    One and a-two and a-three and a-four,
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on tv
    I got what I got from ballroom dancing.
    Big B.D.

    Oh!

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  302. 305 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    🙂

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  303. 306 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    We lost. 😥 Seems like another case of sporadic bats. But, Gil says not to worry, so I won’t. Meanwhile, Steve and Hillbilly need to broaden their horizons. Beer, belching and ballGAMES are fine, but at some point, the finer things in life should come into play. R-E-N-A-I-S-S-A-N-C-E -the time in a man’s life when he turns the bill of his cap forward and reads something besides the directions on the microwave.

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  304. 307 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Paladin=Renaissance man!
    the time in a man’s life when he turns the bill of his cap forward and reads something besides the directions on the microwave
    :mrgreen:

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  305. 308 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Broaden my horizons?

    I may need Paladin’s email.

    insert sarcasm emoticon here

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  306. 309 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Some history….anyone ever hear of Anna Ella Carroll??? Apparently, she played a big role in Union strategy during the Civil War, but wasn’t ever given the credit during her lifetime! What you can learn from watching 1940’s shorts on Turner Classic movies!
    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/carroll.html

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  307. 310 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Some history…….anyone ever hear of Anna Ella Carroll??? Apparently, she played a big role in Union strategy during the Civil War, but wasn’t ever given the credit during her lifetime! What you can learn from watching 1940’s shorts on Turner Classic movies!
    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/carroll.html

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  308. 311 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Steve; I didn’t say broaden your AS(S)pirations. In that case, you are there! :mrgreen:

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  309. 312 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    hmmm, problem with creating a new post??? testing 1 2 3 7

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  310. 313 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Bay Area Steve, I think that John’s request to CL was misinterpreted … as I think it was intended as a message from one friend to another and it’s simple reproduction on the Blog was nor effecting that which he desired.

    He is indeed my friend and had I thought that was his intent, I would have honored the “request” not continued to reference him on this Blog, whether it be as John, Most Honorable Southern, or SJA. Indeed I have so confirmed, after the fact.

    I know that he will appreciate your comments, as do I, and not object to your respectful reference to his primary Blog Identity … I’m comfortable that no apology is necessary. Similar feelings have been privately expressed by others.

    I don’t know if John will see your post but I do know that genuinely enjoyed your exchanges and I will see that that it is forwarded to him via email, including your email address.

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  311. 314 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I’m going back to work before I get in trouble. Later.

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  312. 315 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Perhaps my horizon could use a little broadening, as I’ve never heard of an eight day clock. While I followed Mr. Gil’s point, I’d appreciate if one of you fine folks would assist.

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  313. 316 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Some history.
    anyone ever hear of Anna Ella Carroll??? Apparently, she played a big role in Union strategy during the Civil War, but wasn’t ever given the credit during her lifetime! What you can learn from watching 1940’s shorts on Turner Classic movies!

    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/carroll.html

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  314. 317 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Merely corroborative detail intended to add artistic verisimilitude to his narrative.

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  315. 318 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    BAS, here ya go! notthatiknewofthembutigotgilsfunnyreference.net (net is cheaper)
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=eight+day+clock&btnG=Google+Search

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  316. 319 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you, Bob. Your post makes sense, as I now recall that CL posted an email that she had received. I mistook the meaning, obviously.

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  317. 320 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    net is cheaper….that’s funny. I may have to start using it myself.

    And, yes, I was too lazy to do a search. Thanks for the link.

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  318. 321 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Oh Lady, Carolina Lady! I posted about 3 different times an interesting link to a bio on Anna Ella Carroll….but none of them have shown up! Can you see if the poor dears are trapped in the filter? thanks!

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  319. 322 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Steve, I’m not sure the meaning was clear but that was my perception … and both of your emails have been forwarded to John.

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  320. 323 Gil in Mechanicsville March 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, did I date myself with that or what? Okay Steve, here is a link that explains what an eight day clock actually is. I forget some of you young pups live in the digital age….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longcase_clock

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  321. 324 Bob, journalist March 25, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    8 Day Clock … doesn’t everyone have one?

    Chan time!

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  322. 325 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Steve; I have posted my e-mail several times. I will do so again. longstreethull@bellsouth.net. I would like to talk to you, “off camera”.

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  323. 327 Carolina Lady March 25, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Beer, belching and ballGAMES are fine, but at some point, the finer things in life should come into play. R-E-N-A-I-S-S-A-N-C-E – the time in a man’s life when he turns the bill of his cap forward and reads something besides the directions on the microwave. WINNING QUOTE OF THE DAY! 😆

    FYI, I followed SJA’s instructions exactly.

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  324. 328 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Charlie Chan, great(est) philosopher of the 20th Century!

    Hasty conclusion like gunpowder. Easy to explode.
    Joy in heart more desirable than bullet.
    Kindness in heart much better than gold in bank.
    Only foolish man waste words when argument is lost.
    Unknown deduction like summer lightning – strke when least expected.
    Mind like parachute – only function when open.
    Facts like photographic film – must be exposed before developing.
    Murder without bloodstain like Amos without Andy – most unusual.
    Hasty conclusion like hole in water – easy to make.
    Man without relatives is a man without trouble. 😛
    Sweet wine often turns nice woman sour.
    Man without enemies is like dog without fleas.
    Small things sometimes tell large story.
    Optimist only sees doughnut. Pessimist sees hole.

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  325. 329 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    That’s a great line, Gil.

    body that can stop traffic, but a face that would stop an eight day clock

    I love it.

    This may displace “butterface” as my favorite insult. You know: everything but her face.

    Hopefully this locker room humor doesn’t offend the ladies. Know that it’s all in good fun….and that I have the face, and the body, to stop an atomic clock.

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  326. 330 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Here it is my email.
    suckerthisaintit@homeboyupstairs.com

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  327. 331 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    😆

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  328. 332 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    flb, I saw where you were afraid to give your email addy….
    What you need to do is get a web based email account. Put in fake info. No problems.
    This is my real address (started with fake info-2 friends names show up if I respond! 🙂 ) if anyone wants to email me ziggyelman@excite.com

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  329. 333 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    SG, the Chan quotes should tell you what I think of the 21st century! 😕

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  330. 334 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I[‘m sorry to see that Berigan has returned to the “Revenge(r). I had hoped he had permanently returned to the kinder and gentler Berigan. 😥

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  331. 335 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I never cared that much for Chan. I’m more of a Matlock guy. Can any of you explain it?

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  332. 336 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 25, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    you like ugly blue suits? 😛

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  333. 337 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Suits, ugly or not, are better than cutoffs. 😀

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  334. 338 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I am going to bed. I may publish “my” legal adventures, if I get a chance to “compose” it. That is something I have never before done, but I want it to be “complete” but not boooring. If I do it, it will be in the morning where it will be easily scrolled over. Good night.

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  335. 339 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Happy know Pal(adin)?

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  336. 340 Bay Area Steve March 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I will now try to slip something in, which I feel obligated to our hostess to confess, but fear may cause my banishment from the colossus.

    I have just purchased, and imbibed, a Pepsi product. And it wasn’t the only choice available, as the Diet Coke was readily available, just a few feet away.

    Please forgive me, CL.

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  337. 341 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    :LOL: for both posts above….I liked Pepsi best of the crappy sugar waters 😳

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  338. 342 Paladin March 25, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks Berigan. I’ll sleep a lot better knowing you are not after me. 😆

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  339. 343 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    I see that the Mets released 2nd baseman Ruben Gotay. Kind of surprising in that he’s only 25 and hit .295 in 190 at bats. Does he have the rep of being a bad fielder??? If you can’t trade a 25 year old 2nd baseman to someone, for something….it’s going to be a weird time to trade anyone that doesn’t pitch….
    we have all these arms out of options, but…what do we really need? Besides a 23 year old 1st base prospect? 😉

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  340. 344 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    dominatin’ without tryin’

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  341. 345 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    of course, all I have to do is post something on baseball, and no one will post after me for hours! 😉

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  342. 346 Carolina Lady March 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Well, this is indeed serious. What to do?! Steve partakes of a Pepsi product??? OK. There must be a group somewhere that can help with this. Google search. That might provide a lead. Oh, Steve. And you are such a nice person…… 😦

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  343. 348 Carolina Lady March 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    (crickets)

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  344. 349 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Hey CL!

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  345. 350 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    shoulda said Buddy Holly after CL’s

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  346. 351 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    CL’s post….

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  347. 352 Carolina Lady March 25, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    There you are! How you doing?

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  348. 353 Carolina Lady March 25, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Timing is everything! 😆

    back shortly!

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  349. 354 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Good evening y’all!

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  350. 355 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Hi FBG!

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  351. 356 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Was beginning to think I was alone. Hi Chris!

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  352. 357 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    What’s going on tonight?

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  353. 358 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Nothing much. I was trying to find a video of Jason & Edyta’s mambo to link for y’all to prove my point. Wonder how many years of dancing it would take to make my body look like hers?

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  354. 359 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Hmmmm. Interesting question, but one that I can’t answer. BTW, who are Jason and Edyta?

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  355. 360 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Never mind. I just googled their names and figured it out. She’s hot.

    This ain’t no mambo but will a foxtrot do?

    http://ballhype.com/video/foxtrot_by_jason_and_edyta_and_dancing_with_the_stars/

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  356. 362 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Edyta is one of the pro dancers on Dancing with the Stars. (I won’t attempt her last name; worse than yours or mine.) Her celebrity partner is Jason Taylor. Football player (is he good? I don’t watch football.) Good-looking guy.

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  357. 363 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Oh, you’re good! How’d you like the red “dress”?

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  358. 364 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    That red dress was red hot! Nice Polish girl too!

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  359. 365 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Actually, her last name isn’t that bad. Śliwińska. Could be a lot worse.

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  360. 366 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Yeah, that’s how I want to look. Can I borrow about a million dollars for plastic surgery?

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  361. 367 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Wish more women dressed like her…but, I’m just old fashioned! 😆

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  362. 368 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Sure, I’ll loan you whatever cash I have left over after I get to look like Jason Taylor!

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  363. 369 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hmm. I thought she had extra letters in there. They don’t usually show her last name in writing on the show.

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  364. 370 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Chris is gonna bash you…for bashing yourself!

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  365. 371 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Chris, you will need to be in the sun a Looooooong time for that! And HGH, lots o’ HGH!

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  366. 372 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    What’s up Berigan? It would take more than sun and HGH to make me look like him!

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  367. 373 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Hey? 😡 Where’d everyone go??? CL said she would be back shortly….a likely story!

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  368. 374 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Hey Chris! Not much…need to run to Wal-mart, but holding off since there are actually people here right now
    true, true…you’d have to shave your head, and polish it…..I get the feeling if I shaved mine, it would be as dull as dishwater

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  369. 375 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Berigan, I promise you that I don’t look anything like her, so how can that be bashing?

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  370. 376 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Smart man! Go to Walmart at night when it clears out.

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  371. 377 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Well, needing a million dollars to fix you up??? I imagine you don’t look like Quasimodo’s sister either! 🙂

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  372. 378 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Yeah, but the freaks come out…the freaks come out at night! Chris might be old enough to get that reference….Grinch would laugh!

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  373. 379 flbravesgirl March 25, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Well, I don’t know what that stuff costs.

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  374. 380 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Frankly, I like to go to Wally World during the day. There’s some good people watching going on then!

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  375. 381 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I know if I had a million dollars, women would all of the sudden find me irresistible! 😈

    Flb, you’re a nice girl, a big selling point for a lot of guys….if you feel out of shape, work out some….just feeling better can make you look better, healthier….at least to yourself, which is half the battle right there…

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  376. 382 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Chris, thanks for the clip! I am sure Flb likes the history lesson as well! 😉

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  377. 383 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 25, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    and now baseball…. Chris, et al….
    anyone have that funny feeling the braves will keep Thorman, and trade relievers for say….yet another left fielder???? 🙄

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  378. 384 chrisklob March 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Berigan, I don’t know. Listening to Wren talk during the game the other day, it seemed that he had a good plan. Now, whether or not he can execute that plan has yet to be determined.

    I think that he wants to upgrade Thor’s spot on the roster. He just has to find a willing partner. One thing I don’t want to see is a move made just for the sake of making a move. I also don’t want to see the Braves lose goes on waivers and get nothing in return. I’d rather them get a prospect back than nothing at all.

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  379. 385 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I agree Chris….Man, if we had only signed Daryl Ward last year…Perhaps we can trade a couple of arms and perhaps a guy in the minors for a 1st base prospect of some sort??
    Well, I need to hit the store…I am sure everyone will be safely tucked away in bed. Goodnight all!

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  380. 386 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I thought my cooking was the #1 selling point.

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  381. 387 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Good night Berigan. Have fun at Wally World!

    FBG, good cooking goes a loooong way. I wish my wife could cook. I’m a much better cook than she is. She has no passion for it.

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  382. 388 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Obviously I like to cook. My mom’s a good cook too & I learned from her but I’m more likely to improvise & experiment than she is. That’s fun for me.

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  383. 389 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I think Daryl Ward was uncomfortable being the only African American on the team at the time.

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  384. 390 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:18 am

    FBG… Chris is right, you have to have confidence in yourself first before others will. You have all the prerequisite equipment plus cooking skills… Sounds like a winner to me… 🙂

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  385. 391 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I’ve always viewed a recipe as a “guide” not as something that had to be followed to the letter. More fun that way.

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  386. 392 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:22 am

    You’re right, cookbooks are good guides to those who don’t know how to cook but it takes real talent to personalize a recipe.

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  387. 393 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I have been married for 20 years. My wife did not learn that I knew how to cook until last year. 🙂

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  388. 394 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Sounds like you have a lot of turns in the kitchen coming, Gil.

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  389. 395 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Gil, that’s funny. Reminds me of a story. I remember one day when I was six. My mother was making my bed when the phone rang. She went to answer it and I decided that I would show her what a big boy I was and make my own bed. She returned a few minutes later to a somewhat well-made bed. Of course, she was very impressed and I had to make my own damn bed every morning after that.

    I think there is a lesson here somewhere………

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  390. 396 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:29 am

    And not just following the directions on the box… My first wife was a horrible cook. She had her positive attributes but for the life of me, I cannot remember any know… I have not forgotten her cooking however…

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  391. 397 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Exactly Chris…

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  392. 398 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Hey, I enjoy cooking but no need to start a trend… 🙂

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  393. 399 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Actually married to the perfect wife. She will not eat a fish she did not clean…. 🙂 Breaks my heart… 🙂

    I share the work however, I clean the boat…

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  394. 400 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:34 am

    That makes me think of a recent conversation with my family, Chris. Dad & I are going to the house in Rabun for 3 weeks in May. My mom & sister can only get the last week off from work so they’ll be on their own here for 2 weeks. When they realized this, they went into a mini-panic about dinner, laundry, cleaning, etc. I had to show them how to turn on the dishwasher. I think I’ve spoiled them.

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  395. 401 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Okay Cinderella… I think I have heard this story before.. 🙂

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  396. 402 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:38 am

    I’m serious, Gil.

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  397. 403 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Gil, you are a lucky man. My wife has so many food hang-ups it’s not even funny. I don’t like to clean fish (too many as a kid) and I could NEVER even dream of asking her to do so. Actually, I couldn’t dream of asking her to go fishing even!

    FBG, yes, I think that is the definition of spoiled. You done screwed up girl!

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  398. 404 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:39 am

    FBG… You have become an enabler…

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  399. 405 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:40 am

    My wife loves to fish, I love the boat ride… works for me..

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  400. 406 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Gil, as I said, lucky man.

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  401. 407 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Gil, you live inland right? So you fish freshwater?

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  402. 408 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:45 am

    My mechanic called today to let me know the boat I bought in January was ready to be picked up. Was very reasonable. Only $500. I have a total of $850 invested in it now.

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  403. 409 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Chris, I am too dumb to fish in freshwater. I am only about 1 hour away from salt water.

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  404. 410 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Honestly they all work long hours at fairly stressful jobs, especially my mom. None of them have the time or energy to come home & cook dinner or do laundry. So we came up with the solution of me quitting a lousy job I hated & staying home to be the “mom” & doing my little baking business.

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  405. 411 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Gil, I know that you’re smarter than a bass!

    fbg, nice solution. Is there a future in it?

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  406. 412 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:56 am

    As long as you are good with it, I am glad for you FBG… It is why I don’t have to cook, the wife enjoys it. Not sure about the laundry but hey… 🙂

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  407. 413 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I know some bass that would beg to differ with you Klobber… 🙂

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  408. 414 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Chris… who is your guess that will be traded by Sunday?

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  409. 415 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

    After we move, Chris, my dad will be retired & hopefully Mom & Sis will find less stressful jobs. I’d like to find a job that I actually enjoy & get everyone to pitch in with housework on a regular basis.

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  410. 416 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 1:03 am

    My coach is fixin’ to turn back into a pumpkin. ‘Night, y’all!

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  411. 417 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Yeah.. I think I’m done too.. night..

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  412. 418 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 1:06 am

    FBG, I wish you luck. I just left a job that I hated and I’ve been doing house work since. That stuff really sucks!

    Gil, as far as trades go, I’m not sure. I’d like to think that Thor will be gone. I don’t see him being a big contributor. My ten-year-old has a quicker swing thru the zone than he does. But, I can see someone taking a flier on him. There are a lot of pitchers that are either on the bubble or out of options. I like Yates but suspect that he may be traded. I’d like to see Resop stick around but he may be gone too. We’ll just have to see. Historically, the Braves have done some last minute roster tinkering just before the season begins. I do have faith in Wren to get something done though.

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  413. 419 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Good night guys. I need to turn in too as I have three phone interviews tomorrow. Need to be sharp.

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  414. 420 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 1:09 am

    one minute late! 😦

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  415. 421 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 1:16 am

    well, 2 minutes….

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  416. 422 Bob, journalist March 26, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Obviously Berigan doesn’t have a million dollars

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  417. 423 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Good morning Bob, still up?

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  418. 424 Bob, journalist March 26, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Unfortunately … my son has has some problems with his computer and my stomach doesn’t like Mexicam like it once did

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  419. 425 Bob, journalist March 26, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Sorry to have missed you Gil … I’ve been sick since lunch … didn’t have supper … when my son’s computer calls mine, mine blocks him thinking he’s trying to attack … that’s what Norton says … going to try to get some sleep now.

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  420. 426 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 4:20 am

    once again, foks sneak in when my backs turned! 😡

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  421. 427 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 4:21 am

    folks! 8o

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  422. 428 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Sorry you are not feeling well Bob!

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  423. 429 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 8:48 am

    WANTED: Vampire to cover the 4 – 8 AM shift on B & S blog. Need not be witty or particularly knowledgeable–just blog. Call Berigan the Kickoff Returner for interview. We are an equal opportunity employer. In other words, we even hire people who graduated(oxymoron?)from Clemson. :mrgreen:

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  424. 430 Hillbilly March 26, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Wow, I’ve never been called “stupid” in such a poetic fashion before. And award-winning at that. Sayonara,….broader horizons await.

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  425. 431 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hillbilly 😆

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  426. 432 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 9:23 am

    In other words, we even hire people who graduated(oxymoron?)from Clemson.

    And Auk-ken-saw too. :mrgreen:

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  427. 433 Carolina Lady March 26, 2008 at 9:28 am

    “Kissimmee, Fla. | John Smoltz said he felt no discomfort while throwing Tuesday morning, the first time he tested his right shoulder since he was held out of his last scheduled spring start.

    He could come off the DL to make his first start on April 6, against the New York Mets.”

    Hey, Hillbilly! Y’all OK out there? Still dry?

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  428. 434 lew614 March 26, 2008 at 9:30 am

    It has just been reported that Tyler Yates has been traded to Pittsburgh. NO other details than that yet. I’m sure we will hear more soon.

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  429. 435 lew614 March 26, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Paladin-If everyone graduated from UGA, Athens would be too damn crowded. Clemson serves a purpose-so does Tech. Not sure what that is other than to alleviate overcrowding, but…….

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  430. 436 lew614 March 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Yates traded for 22 year Old Todd Redmond who is supposedly a control type pitcher with a great K to BB rate. Now at AA. It was either get something or let him go on waivers. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more moves.

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  431. 437 Salty March 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Mad 😡
    Madder 👿
    Maddest 😈

    I’ll take care of you ‘pups’ when the time is right!

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  432. 438 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Salty, are you upset about something this morning?

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  433. 439 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for the Info Lew! Not bad for a guy that didn’t look likely to make the team….Now if we can just find some sucker team to take Thorman away from Bobby….

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  434. 440 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Anyone see Rich Harden make mincemeat out of the Red Sox lineup??? Now I see why they held on to him….

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  435. 441 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 10:10 am

    (sound of yawning…) G’morning everybody…

    Catching up on the overnights… back soon…

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  436. 442 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:13 am

    here are the stats on Todd Redmond…
    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/R/Todd-Redmond.shtml

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  437. 443 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    (Sound of yawning)Gonna sleep now….you say hello, I say goodbye! 😉

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  438. 444 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:15 am

    actually, with the tune now playing in my head, it should be
    You say hello, and I say goodbye….

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  439. 445 Salty March 26, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Nice numbers on Redmond: excellent BB/K ratio…and only one gopher ball per 10 innings or so.

    Klobber:
    The ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Sir Whiteout’ decided today would be good for slamming on Clemson. That’s ok; I’ll handle a tag-team…with one hand behind my back! 😆

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  440. 447 Salty March 26, 2008 at 10:23 am

    If everyone graduated from UGA, Athens would be too damn crowded.

    It is already too crowded, cause the ones who enter take so bloody long to leave! Why does it take 6-7 years to accomplish what most get done in 4-5? 😕 Tenure is for the profs, not the student body! 😛 I know, they don’t want to lose those football tix!

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  441. 448 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Re: The Yates trade. My Granddaddy said if the best you could get in trade for the old mule was a hen that wouldn’t lay, then that was the best you could do. Besides, she wouldn’t eat as much.

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  442. 449 Salty March 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Nice, Klobber! Now, where’s my old nehru jacket and medallion! 😆

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  443. 450 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Unlike Clumpson where, if you drive through town slowly, they will throw a diploma in your window. 😆

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  444. 451 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Yates is the first shoe to drop. There will be another. Probably not the woodsman, though. I’m in agreement that there is a good chance that Thor can make it through waivers. Who’s gonna claim him and have that black-hole of a bat eat up a roster spot? And if he is claimed, well, worse things could happen.

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  445. 452 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Besides dumping Yates, this is what the Braves probably see in Redmond:

    Minor League stats:

    ERA: Redmond, 3.30; Jurrjens, 3.21; Carmona, 3.41; Wang, 3.37

    H9: Redmond, 8.36; Jurrjens, 8.53; Carmona, 9.14; Wang, 8.90

    HR9: Redmond, 0.69; Jurrjens, 0.50; Carmona, 0.65; Wang, 0.45

    BB9: Redmond, 2.04; Jurrjens, 2.17; Carmona, 1.68; Wang, 2.03

    K9: Redmond, 7.28; Jurrjens, 7.24; Carmona, 5.77; Wang, 7.06

    K/BB: Redmond, 3.57; Jurrjens, 3.34; Carmona, 3.43; Wang, 3.47

    WHIP: Redmond, 1.16; Jurrjens, 1.19; Carmona, 1.20; Wang, 1.21

    Don’t know what the GB/FB ratio is unfortunately but I’m guessing that is similar as well.

    The Braves seem motivated to get pitchers that fit more into Roger McDowell’s own style as a pitcher: throw strikes and kill worms with groundball outs that don’t fly out for homers and extra base hits

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  446. 453 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Long time-gap domination. (Without even trying.) 😐

    Come back, folks. Today should be an active day. One trade made, one more to be made. Much speculating to be done!!! C’mon! 😡

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  447. 454 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Heeeeeeeeeeeere’s WW! 😀

    Ask and ye shall receive, right?

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  448. 455 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Good morning y’all!

    WW, sounds good to me. I won’t miss Yates.

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  449. 456 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 11:56 am

    WW, if the new kid starts his career the way that the others you mentioned have it will be obvious that Wren was paying attention to JS for all the years he was the asst. GM.

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  450. 457 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Stockpiling young arms again. The more things change, the more they stay the same. What will BPena bring?

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  451. 458 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Well, it looks like I was wrong in one assumption I made about Redmond though: He is not a groundball pitcher. He is much more of a flyball pitcher. Someone pointed me in the direction of the First Inning website that has GB/FB ratios for minor leaguers. I’ve been dying to find that. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have historical GB/FB ratios for Jurrjens, Carmona, and Wang so that I can see if I am right about Jurrjens.

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  452. 459 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Hmm. Well, as long as he gets outs I won’t fuss about how he gets ’em.

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  453. 460 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    True dat, FBG. Just git ’em out.

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  454. 461 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    My ‘puter crashed. I think Salty did it. :mrgreen:

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  455. 462 Salty March 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Typical good work, WW! Obviously that legal research practice has paid off to our benefit! 🙂

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  456. 463 Salty March 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Not nearly painful enough, Paladin! I’m scheming much worse! 😈

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  457. 464 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Nephew; Your “new” avatar–with mouth wide open–is very apropo. 😀

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  458. 465 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Behave, boys.

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  459. 466 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    uh oh, I better say something good about Clemson. Let’s see… Oh, I know. I’m always impressed when the well-off Clumpson alumni come to the games in their sleeper-tractors. Will that do?

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  460. 467 Salty March 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Behave, boys.
    :mrgreen:

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  461. 468 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I have read that the Tigers are looking for a backup catcher, which would indicate that Inge is on the way out. Inge is their primary backup C and 3B. They also released one of their few LHR’s (Byrdak) today. So… If Inge can back up C and 3B, can he also play any 1B? If so, why not BPena and Ring to Detroit for Inge and prospect?

    Just throwin’ it out there… just stirring the pot… 😀

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  462. 469 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve been sent to my room but I’m smuggling in a PBJ sammich. Throw me in that briar patch!

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  463. 470 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Paladin, it stinks that my avatar is viewed as a racist symbol. It was so cool when the Braves used it.

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  464. 471 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    You’re not in timeout yet, sir knight. Just a gentle reminder.

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  465. 472 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    WW, I’ve got a couple of sleeve patches with the Indian head in full headdress.

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  466. 473 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Lunch break:

    Whew… there for about 2 seconds I thought you guys were talking RedMAN returning, not RedMOND. A ‘mond… better than a ‘man.

    Paladin, if it weren’t for PBJ’s I woulda’ starved in college. Still love’em. Now, you better watch it or your gonna find yourself in the penalty box with FBG.

    Salty, giv’em hell man, talkin’ trash on your school and all.

    4 days…7 hours…14 minutes

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  467. 474 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Speaking of avatars, Salty, what is yours?

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  468. 475 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Hello..! BPena… anybody… never-mind… 😐

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  469. 476 Salty March 26, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    What is my avatar? ROAR!!!! 🙂

    SG, Redmond is a bad name to Glavine…the guy absolutely owned him while with the Marlins. Is he still playing?

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  470. 477 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Raisins, Vance WIlson is the Tigers backup catcher. Inge has stated several times that he does not want to catch any more. And according to baseballcube.com, he’s never played 1b.

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  471. 478 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Salty, I see it now. You really should have an orange paw up there. Especially since you’re getting so much grief about the Tigers today.

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  472. 479 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I remember when I used to come down to Atlanta when I was a kid, my aunt and uncle used to take us over to Stone Mountain. They had the train that went around the mountain and the Indians would attack the train. They used to sell Confederate flags all over that place too. Loved Nochahoma and the Indian symbols of the Braves. Thought it was so fun and cool when I was a kid.

    I was highly disappointed when I moved to Stone Mountain myself 15 years later and there were no more Indians attacking trains and no Confederate flags to be found and just a boring A as the symbol and no mo Nocahoma.

    I would never be able to run for President because there are too many photos of me spread out across the riff raff of my family with me waving the rebel flag like a little nut.

    My brother and I even brought a few rebel flags home with us to New York when we were like 8 or 9 but I think my parents made sure those flags got lost before we went running out in the street waving them and found ourselves shot dead in the Bronx. They just disappeared one day.

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  473. 480 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Vance Wilson is the Tigers backup catcher. Inge has stated several times that he does not want to catch any more. And according to baseballcube.com, he’s never played 1b.

    Wilson had TJ surgery in June… Inge was the primary backup. The fact that Wilson should be ready to return is even more reason for Inge to be expendable. I don’t think he’d be the primary backup here, anyway. That’ll probably go to Miller. The point is that he is expendable to Detroit, and could be a vaulable banch player here. Also, barring injury, Tex isn’t coming out of the lineup. (Not in a contract year, especially.) I was simply speculating that given Inge’s ability to play 3B and C, that 1B might be a possibility as well. (Those 3 often go hand-in-hand.)

    Again, mere speculation…

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  474. 481 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Braves on TV locally on FSN South.

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  475. 482 Salty March 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Raisins…sounds solid to me. By the way, the game is on SportSouth now.

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  476. 484 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    WW, if that’s the worst skeleton in your closet then you’re better off than most politicians.

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  477. 485 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Can’t give the play-by-play today as I have way too much work piled up. I’ll try to give updates at the end of each 1/2 inning.

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  478. 486 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    0-0 top of 2.

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  479. 487 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    At least you get to see it, VOR. I’m jealous.

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  480. 488 Salty March 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I hear you, Klobber, but this is a Braves (and Stuff) blog. I don’t want to detract from ‘our’ team by displaying blatant partisanship. Besides, I know my regal Tiger would scare the ‘ugly’ out of any bullpup! 😈

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  481. 489 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Well, listening anyway. I am actually trying to focus on this little nagging thing called work. It sure does get in the way of my personal interests! 😀

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  482. 490 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Joe said Langerhans has gone 7 for 31 with 13 K’s this spring… Ouch!

    0-0 middle of 2.

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  483. 491 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I know FBG. But they would show those photos all day on cable and distort the truth. What good man would want to be President anyway?

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  484. 492 Salty March 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Raisins…so you’re saying Langerhans batting average is up well over .200. Good for him! 😆

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  485. 493 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Diaz smacks one off of Willie Harris playin’ 2b. “That’s for taking my playing time last year!” 😆

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  486. 494 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    True, WW, which is a shame. That’s what we need.

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  487. 495 Salty March 26, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Wow, Bennett really has slimmed down. First time I’ve seen him since last September…good thing his name’s on the jersey! That guy gets outs; gotta give him his due!

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  488. 496 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Raisins, I didn’t know that Wilson had TJ surgery. Who was their backup last year? I know it wasn’t Inge as he hasn’t caught since 04. I don’t know if I’m sold on him. He’s a career .241 hitter. It would be an upgrade over Thor but he’s expensive. Detroit would have to eat some of his salary for the deal to make since.

    WW, I still do not understand why using the Native American as a symbol for a sports team is considered to be politically incorrect. Weren’t they known for their strength and bravery? Isn’t that a good thing?

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  489. 497 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    No rebel flag waving on the streets in the Bronx… sounds like wise parental advice. Crips and Bloods would not have asked WW to join their “club”.

    Reminds me of a story: A Hispanic guy is walking down the street in the Bronx with a big, brightly colored parrot on his shoulder.

    A man approached him and said, “that’s unusual, where did you find him”?

    The parrot said, “What, you kiddin’? There’s a lot of’em around here”.

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  490. 498 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Old joke.

    Gotta run… if anybody asks, I wasn’t here. You didn’t see me. If somebody calls here lookin’ for me, I ain’t here, you haven’t seen me and if you did you don’t know where I went or when I’ll be back (pssst… later). Nope… don’t know nuthin’ ’bout nuthin’. Just passin’ through. 😀

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  491. 499 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Tex crushes one… 2-0 Bravos in the 4th.

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  492. 500 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    2-0 Good Guys end of 4.

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  493. 501 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    4-2 Good Guys end of 5.

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  494. 502 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    JUst returned from my nappo so forgive me while I catch up. Nephew, I totally agree about that great warrior symbol. That is “racist” but you could put a redneck on there on noboby would care. See, even SG had to change the race of the guy in his joke, to be politically correct. Assuming there are no Hispanics on the blog. Que Pasa? OK, enough stuff. Go Bravos!

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  495. 503 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    5-2 end of 6

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  496. 504 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Raisins, Just a hint of the “why” along with the “what”. Pretty please.

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  497. 505 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Nose on grindstone… limited to occasional “what”… 😀

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  498. 506 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Borchard did, though, just bring back what would have been a 3 run homer by Milledge…

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  499. 507 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    5-2 middle 7

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  500. 508 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Better the nose than…ouch!

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  501. 509 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    5-2 middle 8

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  502. 510 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Breaking news!!! Thor hits a single!!!

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  503. 511 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Better to hit a single than a married. :mrgreen:

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  504. 512 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    -Thor singles
    -Borchard squibs infield single
    -Corky walks

    bases loaded with 1 out and Prado up

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  505. 513 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Prado singles in 2

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  506. 514 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Lil’bridge triples in 2

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  507. 515 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Wash. pitching change

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  508. 516 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Klobber, what they don’t seem to realize is that the day we remove Native American symbols and names from sports teams is the day we all forget they existed and what we all did to them.

    My favorite college basketball team was the St. John’s Redmen back when they had Chris Mullin. I have refused to ever call them the Red Storm since they went all p.c. They will always be the Redmen to me.

    I think some of the p.c. stuff has been good because it has made us more responsible and knowledgeable about their culture and the atrocities committed upon them but if Florida State or the Braves are ever ordered to change their names, it will be the dumbest thing ever done for their legacy.

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  509. 517 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Wes Timmons sac fly

    10-2 Bravos

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  510. 518 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    10-2 end of 8

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  511. 519 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Paladin,

    How derogatory is the Fightin’ Irish of Notre Dame? But what is the favorite college football team of every single Irish Catholic kid in America? Notre Dame, of course.

    I personally think that cause is taken up by a very bored vocal minority with too much time on their hands who feel the need to justify whatever the hell their cause is or to promote and make a name for themselves or whatever little interest group they represent.

    I mean, hell, since I moved down here a decade ago, I have been called a Yankee in a derogatory manner much more so than most members of any individual race are ever called a derogatory name by a member of another race. Should the Yankees have to change their name because it is too derogatory to all of us Yankees? Ludicrous.

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  512. 520 Salty March 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Agreed, WW…well stated. Why use a nickname that is disdained? A nickname is a sign of respect, and as you indicated, a reminder to the courage, strength, resilience, etc., the ‘mascot’ represented. Perplexing. 😕

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  513. 521 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    With an 8 run lead in the 9th, Ridgeway gives up a leadoff walk. Way to battle for that spot, Jeff!

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  514. 522 Salty March 26, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Well…except Yankees! 😆

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  515. 523 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Braves win 10-2.

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  516. 524 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    ww; If you will allow me to be cirus for a moment–I guess the problem is that the “Indians” were microcosms of “us”. All were not fighters. There were cooks, bakers and candlestick makers. It is the descendants of this portion that find the portrayals “objectionable”. I can’t imagine a descendant of a warrior finding their “glorification” to be offensive. Or, that’s what I think, anyhow.

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  517. 525 Carolina Lady March 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Remember that PC is politically correct –
    as in politics,
    as in politicians,
    as in making everybody a ‘victim’ and due special entitlements
    from tax dollars collected from you and me.
    As in buying votes.
    Exchanging money for certain favors.
    I think there’s another name for that…….

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  518. 526 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Well said, Dalai Mama, well said…

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  519. 527 Salty March 26, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    CL…are you lurking today? 🙂

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  520. 529 Carolina Lady March 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Hey, Salty! No, just popped in for a moment to see what was going on.

    Being half Indian, I have strong feelings about those jerks who try to use my heritage for their own selfish ends. Believe me, I don’t know even one of my people who care a whit about what a sports team is called. Those who hope for some monetary gain or other consideration are the pouting, petulant protesters. And we scorn them.

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  521. 530 Carolina Lady March 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    March 26, 2008

    Washington 2, Atlanta 10 at Champion Stadium
    Washington Record: (10-18)
    Atlanta Record: (14-13)

    Winning pitcher – Will Ohman (1-1)
    Losing pitcher – Matt Chico (1-2)

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  522. 532 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    ww; Also, I have been on the “other end” of that. In my military career I was usually in a decided minority. And I wasn’t just called a “reb”; I was called a dumba$$ reb. This was by some who may have not made it out of PS 11. But, this is why I took such great pleasure in besting(most of)them in anything we did. Take THAT you yankee….

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  523. 533 Voice of Wikipedia March 26, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Crap! I tried to post with a correct reference, but it got filtered.

    Just go here, dangit!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_university_and_college_nickname_changes_in_the_United_States

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  524. 534 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Klumpson Klodhoppers. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? 😀

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  525. 535 Carolina Lady March 26, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    😆 Back to work for me. Been a hectic day. Those who have sent photos please bear with me; I promise I’ll get them up ASAP! 🙂

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  526. 536 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Saltalamacchia optioned to Rangers minor league camp today. He was beaten out by Gerald Laird.

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  527. 537 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    And another “Salty” bites the dust. :mrgreen:

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  528. 538 Salty March 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Paladin = the bane of my (blog) existence!

    Why the heck did my folks pound respect for elders into me?!? Lucky you, Paladin! 😛

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  529. 539 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “Someone” shared a better version of this with me today and I’m not passing it along. But, for you less lucky:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM37kwJo2gw – 68k

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  530. 540 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I give you the last word(for today), my friend. Truce?

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  531. 541 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Man… leave for a few hours and y’all get all political… and I agree on every bit of it. We are undergoing the Z”globalization” of American society. No longer is it PC to be a melting pot… it’s a gathering of self-interest groups.

    Most folks don’t expect or desire to be referred to as a hyphenated American, so why should anyone? African-American is the ultimate PC designation. How many blacks have ever set foot on Africa anyway? I’m tired of the slave guilt bit too. At some point in history we were ALL slaves. The biggest group of slave holders were those IN and FROM Africa. If anyone should be considered worthy of hyphenated minority status due to society persecution (genocide) it should be the Native-American.

    What will we accomplish if we all demand to be hyphenated Irish-American, German-American, Polish-American, Lithuanian-American, Italian-American… so on and so forth. Gets ridiculous. Perhaps we should, to drive the hypocrisy to its obvious and absurd conclusion.

    I’ll start: Hello, I’m Heinz 57-American. Just a mutt and proud of it. 🙂

    When you get citizenship you should be required to drop hyphenations, drop loyalties to your nation of origin, speak english, have a job and pay taxes… or leave. If you can’t find a job, we might just have a long wall you can chip in and build for minimum wage. Or a war you can help fight.

    Ahh… feel better now. Don’t mind me. Gotta hit and run again. Carry on.

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  532. 542 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Oh-quit-that-hyphenated-crapola-SG. 😆

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  533. 543 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Back in a bit. I’m gonna take my Canine-American out for a walk… 😀

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  534. 544 Salty March 26, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Paladin…why do we need to be trucin’? Truces are for those who take themselves to seriously…uh, pardon me, cirusly, or aren’t havin’ fun! We’ve had a blast…at least I have! :lol;

    Now, folks…I’m gonna take you back…waaaay back to the late 60’s to one of my favorite ‘feel good’ songs. It might be obscure to some, but I guarantee if you were around then, you’ll remember it. It triggers a few questions for me, though:
    1. Is that Hugh Jackman’s father…(aka. Wolverine of X-Men fame) on lead vocals, or
    2. Laurence Fishburne’s daddy?
    3. Paladin: full disclosure from you – I’m guessin’ you’re the one on the banjo/bottle! Come on, fill us in! :mrgreen:

    Without further adieu, I give you:

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  535. 545 Salty March 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    😳
    Wrong link:

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  536. 546 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    SG, while I don’t like your slave guilt statement, I’ll tell you this story that applies to the rest of your post:

    I was working at a bar up in New York that was always filled with Irish immigrants (including many of the illegal variety). I was talking to a bunch of them and at one point I said something about how I was Irish. One of the drunken Irishman laughed at me and said, “You’re not Irish. You’re American.”

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  537. 547 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks Salty, I hadn’t seen those guys since they did the “primitive” scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey. They were more in their element there. 😀

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  538. 548 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I am an illusion…..

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  539. 549 Salty March 26, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    JB….those are bad memories! 😦

    Berigan…of what? 😆

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  540. 550 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Someone stole my Injun avatar.

    Where’s Jimmy been?

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  541. 551 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I have just returned from dinner. Shrimp Scampi, french bread, spinach salad w/hot bacon dressing and, of course, chianti. If I was any more mellow I would be a mushroom. Maybe I AM a mushroom. Comments?

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  542. 552 Salty March 26, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    WW…chill…the avatars aren’t the same…your’s has a darker blue background! 😆
    Devil’s in the details!

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  543. 553 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    The filter just ate my latest post. How come?

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  544. 554 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Salty did it. Again. 😀

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  545. 555 Salty March 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Maybe I AM a mushroom. Comments?

    I agree! Enjoy that nice warm, moist, dark room lit by the glow of your monitor! :mrgreen:

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  546. 556 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    God: Would you rather be a slug and go to Klemson, or a Mushroom and go to Agnes Scott? Lord, does this dress make my butt look big?

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  547. 557 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Paladin, had some Shrimp Sciambi for dinner I see. Did he at least flex his guns for you when you ate?

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  548. 558 williamwallace March 26, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Yeah, Salty, I like my Injuns darker.

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  549. 559 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Turned on even by family. Brazzi I have an errand for you.

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  550. 560 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Greetings all, whew… busy day for me. It was so nice outside, I decided to take advantage of it and do a little yard work. Silly me, it soon escalated into removing three tree stumps… So much for getting up the stick out of the yard as originally intended. I nearly turned my tractor over three times trying to get the biggest and most stubborn rascal. Then another hour smoothing out the holes.

    I know I am going to pay dearly for that bit of work performed today but at least the pain will have been derived honestly.

    Speaking of politics… (smooth transitions wouldn’t you all agree?) .. A great observation made by one wag the other night on TV referencing the government’s bail out of airlines and Bear Sterns that these folks are full capitalist when it come to making profits but become socialist when facing losses.

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  551. 561 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Way to go jbinatl, spam us with your blog teaser and then take WW’s avatar. You may want to rethink your tactics and promotional strategy.

    Where was I… oh, just got here.

    Just jotted some thoughts on WW’s comment on my earlier slave remark, but even though I’d like to clarify and then hear WW’s thoughts on the subject, not sure I want to open that can of controversial stuff. Hmmm…

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  552. 562 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    And good luck to Tyler Yates. He did yeoman work out in the pen after being reclaimed from the scrape heap from where he had been discarded by the Orioles. I wish him well. Now, if we can just get a bit more than a bag of balls for Scott Thorman, the Braves should be set.

    Hopefully Jimmy will return following his sojourner. Sometimes folks just need a little time for reflection.

    CL… Being married to a person who is also half native American, I have one bit of advice…. DON’T DRINK VODKA!!!! 🙂

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  553. 563 Paladin March 26, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I’m going to bed before SG or Klobber come around. 😆 I hope the 4 – 8 AM is better-manned(or womaned)else we will have to play 3 Stooges reruns. Good night.

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  554. 564 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    SG… It’s all good, those that understand need no explanation, those that don’t, no explanation is possible…

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  555. 565 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Good night 008… Still waiting for the summary on your legal research..

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  556. 566 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Hey Gil. Just watched part three of John Adams last night. It was interesting. The man was not quite the ideal ambassador, was he. Then again, it would have been a monumental task to make nice and play with the decadent French at that time. Adams had a few bad days there on all fronts. Certainly a look at the man and the circumstances that hasn’t been portrayed in film before.

    Not as much action as the first two, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the next part. It’s about to get serious.

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  557. 567 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Paladin is sneaking out before I can jump on him about something. Not sure what that would be, but I’m sure he’s done something wrong today.

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  558. 568 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Gil, you’re right. Thing is, I’m curious to hear WW’s thoughts on it but I wanted to clarify mine before he assumed something about my position and jumped all over me for no good reason. But he wouldn’t do that, right? 🙂

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  559. 569 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Whoops… wifey wants dinner. Back later.

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  560. 570 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Easy blog domination tonight. Eat my dust.

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  561. 571 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I am glad you watched it, now I can talk about it… Adams was never know for his tact. He was very agitated by Frankin’s lack of forcefulness in dealing with the French.

    I thought the movie dwelt too much on his illness while in Holland. It really slowed the movie down. It is the only real negative I have felt since watching the show. I called today to activate HBO… Well, I want to see who wins the war… 🙂

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  562. 572 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Darn. Just missed Paladin. Still have that story to tell him. Oh well, maybe one night soon when he can’t sleep he’ll stick around and I can help him with his insomnia.

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  563. 573 Salty March 26, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    SG…I served as Paladin’s whippin’ post today, though can’t say I didn’t dish it back. He didn’t answer whether he was the banjo player/bottle blower for Mungo Jerry, though…and the timeline really fits! Inquiring minds want to know…or at least harass him about it. 😛

    Two more days, and the Braves are back in town. Must be spring!

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  564. 574 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Workin’ late again tonight… 😦

    Anybody there?

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  565. 575 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Yeppers. I was wondering where everyone was. You know, all work and no blog make Raisins a dull boy!

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  566. 576 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Got my “nose to the grindstone” ———————————->

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  567. 577 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Hmmm. Guess Raisins is mad at me and doesn’t want to chat.

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  568. 578 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Have you ever seen me mad? 😀

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  569. 579 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    No, but then again, I’ve never seen you!

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  570. 580 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Mmmm… good point. Hey, waddaya got at the bar for somebody who doesn’t drink?

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  571. 581 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Well, I always keep the place stocked with caffeine free Diet Coke for our dear Lady……..

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  572. 582 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Got any Red Rock Ginger Ale?

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  573. 583 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Gil, agreed about part 3. Man, Adams had it coming on all fronts there. The plot had a few quick edits that I also didn’t care for, like POOF, son gone to secretary in… Russia? Then, the Franklin letter… BAM, out of the blue. Holland… uh, here we are, don’t know how we got here. Sick as a dog… where?

    Still, love that stuff. I’m no historian but I think I remember reading that the combination of Adams’ passion and bluntness and Franklin’s savoir faire won the day in France. Either man alone could not have accomplished getting the level of support we gained.

    Good stuff.

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  574. 584 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Never heard of it Raisins.

    Gotta tell you, my son bought Guitar Hero 3 yesterday. Even on “easy” mode, that’s a hard game. I’ve got a lot of respect for guys that can play guitar especially since I know that playing a real guitar is a lot more complicated.

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  575. 585 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    SG, who’s showing this series on Adams? I guess I’m going to have to watch it to see what all the fuss is about.

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  576. 586 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Chris, it’s on HBO. Great series so far. Worth buying HBO just to watch it.

    OK Klobber, pour me a quick one, hit Salty and Gil and whoever shows up with their cocktail of choice, pour yourself a little Knobber and buy Raisins a rum and Coke… hold the rum. Caffeine-free Diet Coke for the Lady from Carolina. Maybe put a little umbrella in there too. First round on me.

    Gotta hit the showers, but first I’ll put a quarter in the juke box before I go. Giants, Part deux:

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  577. 587 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    SG: Thanks for the R+C-R.

    klobber: My son also has GH3. I can’t do it… I have heard that it’s tougher to play if you actually play guitar because your instincts are telling you to do one thing, and the game is telling you to do something else.

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  578. 588 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t know what Salty drinks but Gil is a Jameson man. SG, you’re in luck. I just discovered a long-forgotten box in my garage containing a liter bottle of Knob, a liter of Chivas 18 year old scotch, a Glenrothes Special Reserve and a bottle of Jameson 18.

    Good times, baby, good times. 😀

    I have HBO, tho I’m not quite sure why. We NEVER watch it. I might have to check it out.

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  579. 589 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Raisins, that might present my son with a problem. My folks got him a guitar for Christmas. He hasn’t done anything with it yet as he’s very busy with baseball and he’s already taking cello lessons. He is planning on taking guitar lessons this summer. Hope GH3 doesn’t goof him up.

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  580. 590 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    SG… I have always been fascinated by history. Of course, what we learn is every mortal has weaknesses and faults. Unfortunately, today many historians apparently have a complex about greatness and try to accent the negative rather than reinforce the positive. It is the old, “Well he was pretty great… but… ”

    Personally, I think they are just trying to justify their own frailties rather than acknowledge that someone might be superior to them in intellect.

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  581. 591 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Klobber: Not sure about the messing up thing… with kids especially, you know, fresh minds and all. We old dogs have a harder time with stuff like that… 🙄

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  582. 592 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Woowee Chris.. A mother lode…

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  583. 593 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I am still contemplating taking up the Dobro. I cannot play a guitar because of a hand injury when I was 12. My left hand cramps terribly when I play for more than a few minutes.

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  584. 594 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Gil, that’s one of the benefits of being in the business I was in. Lots of samples! Haven’t had to buy my own in years. 🙂

    Raisins, I hope you’re right. There are a lot of musicians on both sides of the family. He’s a sharp kid and definitely seems to have that inclination.

    My family along with my monster-in-law have gone out of town for a couple of days. I spent a good bit of time playing that thing today. Gotta get good so I can beat him when he gets back!

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  585. 595 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Unfortunately, today many historians apparently have a complex about greatness and try to accent the negative rather than reinforce the positive.

    Gil, you are a wise man. That was truth well told. Columbus is now a brave explorer or a mass murdering imperialist, depending on which book you read or film you might watch.

    WWJWS?

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  586. 596 bravesblogger March 26, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Savanah Guy,
    No spam or harm intended here. I just thought some other Braves fans would like to share their memories of our best worst players from the Schuerholz era.

    As for “stealing” WW’s avatar…sheer coincidence. Sorry, about that, WW, I’ve always loved Chief Nocahoma too.

    I’m just new to this particular blog but I’m checking it out and trying to chat w/ other Braves fans.

    Hard to keep up and jump in the middle but I’m trying.

    JB in ATL

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  587. 597 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    WW, I’m curious to know why you didn’t like my slave guilt comment and looking back, I can see where my words could be taken several ways. Since you made the effort to point out that you didn’t like what I said, I’ll try to expand just a bit to clarify. Then, you may want to disagree, agree, like it or not… or just know more about my opinion on the matter and let her ride. Before you do, please know:

    I believe that slavery is inhumane and a pox on any society that has ever engaged in it turned a blind eye to it or profited by it. Our forefathers that were involved in slavery and/or inhuman treatment of any human being will answer for it. At the same time, early societies had a completely different set of circumstances, values and customs. That does not condone it but we can’t forget that either. Nor can we continue to blame others for our own choices.

    Every civilization has built itself on the backs of slaves. Romans, Egyptians, Incas, Aztecs, Greeks, English, French, Chinese (continuing today)… every civilization that has ever lived on this earth has been involved in slave labor. Since this is such a controversial subject, I’ll repeat… so that anyone reading this is clear on my position: in no way am I condoning slavery. I abhor any kind of slavery, but here’s the point… should we feel guilt? Does guilt help anyone?
    I think not.

    There is a huge difference between having a conscience and feeling guilt. There is a huge difference between “feeling” guilt and doing something to help those that need it. Guilt has never put a meal on a table, it’s never educated or trained someone for a job or healed the sick. Guilt is poison and is unhelpful… like envy, jealousy and hatred. There’s a huge difference between “feelings” and helpful action.

    So, how might we resolve the wrongs we have done as a society and for how long? What would cleanse America and other countries of guilt for past sins? Anarchy? Punishment of slave owner descendants? Reparations? Returning slave descendants to their country of origin? Permanent welfare? Adopt a sustained culture of white guilt?

    If we consider these absurd solutions then don’t we also have to wrongly make the leap to assume that blacks or any other group with slave ancestors are not intelligent enough or capable of caring for themselves, educating themselves and lifting themselves by the bootstraps and, like all other races and cultures, become part of a larger, productive society?

    Some may believe that they are not worthy of managing their own lives and work hard to build government programs to solve all of the world’s problems. I don’t buy into that. Should an incentive based, capitalistic society separate out some races and create a disincentive for them to help themselves? No, human nature doesn’t work that way. It’s been proven in every society since the beginning of civilization that, if you remove the incentive or possibility for self-improvement, you stifle or destroy those being coddled or punished by racism or segregation.

    Those “solutions” would only add other, larger burdens to entire generations and races of people that have already been disadvantaged and burdened enough by inept government welfare intervention.

    OK, I’ll stop. I could but won’t go on. It’s a long, complex and controversial situation with no easy fixes. Guilt on the other hand is simple: it has no useful place in the world.

    I’d like to hear your thoughts on the subject of slave guilt. Underline “guilt”.

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  588. 598 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Good evening y’all!

    SG, the hyphenated thing would be tough for me. Czech-Italian-Irish-Dutch-German-English-Native American-who knows what else-American.

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  589. 599 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    klobber: Good luck with that! 😀

    Gil: Any slide guitar will compensate for the hand cramping… especially if you play lap style.

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  590. 600 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    JB in Atl: No harm done and please don’t worry about it. In marketing we would call that “ambushing the competition”. This place is welcome to any decent human being. In fact, we have at least one regular, highly respected denizen that has a sports blog. We all visit his.

    Just put yourself in the shoes of folks here and consider what it’s like to have someone unfamiliar come in and ask denizens to leave. I’m sure you didn’t mean harm, but still. We’re also trying to add folks.

    I’m pleased that you took my criticism to heart and came back around. I’ve seen your blog and was impressed. Thanks for the effort. That’s cool. It’s cool.

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  591. 601 Savannah Guy March 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    FBG, that’s a lot of influence girl. We’ll just do the right thing and refer to ourselves as Americans. Easier to spit out too. 😀 Works for me.

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  592. 602 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Exactly, SG. Sounds better than “mutt”.

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  593. 603 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Greetings bravesblogger, welcome to our little piece of heaven… Well, most of the time anyway… 🙂 Still pretty early to get into the nuts and bolts of baseball around here. Soon however, those who have eyes on the ground will be disseminating all sorts of Braves insight and learned observations. In the meantime, enjoy the “stuff”… Lots of it filling the blog these days…. 🙂

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  594. 604 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    We’re just fidgeting, waiting for real games, Gil. I checked my onscreen guide on the digital cable today. It lists ExtraInnings starting Monday. Woohoo!

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  595. 605 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Okay folks, I need to turn in early tonight. Those stumps beat me up pretty good today. I hate putting out grass seed so late in the season but hopefully some of it will take root to cove the large bare spots left by my labor.

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  596. 606 Gil in Mechanicsville March 26, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I am thinking about buying a TiVo unit. Hopefully I won’t miss any games this year. Okay, goodnight folks.

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  597. 607 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    G’night, Gil…

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  598. 608 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 26, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    HBO does some quality stuff for sure, but I really don’t want to give them money for them to crank out more Real Sex shows and that other show where it appeared real actors were really gettin’ it on, on camera.
    I ain’t prude, honest! Look at all sorts of nekked women, every one in awhile, I have even seen a nekked woman in person! 😛
    It’s the nasty underbelly of sex industry that they so love to promote that PO’s me…not judging anyone else…I just decided after my Mom died, no more HBO….

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  599. 609 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    ‘Night, Gil. Hope you feel better tomorrow. Get the Tivo. I got a DVR with the digital cable & it’s great.

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  600. 611 chrisklob March 26, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Berigan, I saw that too. Kind of a head scratcher. Makes me wonder what they saw that the strong BA doesnt’ tell.

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  601. 612 Voice of Raisins March 26, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    This ———————————————————->

    is what happens when you keep your nose to the grindstone too long. 😦

    I’ve had enough for one day. G’night all…

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  602. 613 flbravesgirl March 26, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    That’s too bad. Marcus was fun to watch at times, though apparently he could annoy his teammates.

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  603. 614 morpheus45 March 27, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Morning, all!

    SG, Columbus was both; quite the explorer and one of the worst human beings we’ve ever known. As for your ideas about slavery; I find them absurd. Wait…hang on a minute.

    Hop-sing, iron that damn shirt one more time!

    Toby, leave that fried chicken alone, and tell your sister to come to my room!

    Khumar, finish my taxes before I have to tell you again!

    Li-Pong, install that damn program on my computer!

    Jorge, don’t forget to trim the edges!

    Hans, make sure my watch is accurate!

    Francois….just get out; the French aren’t good for anything!

    Have I covered enough? 🙂

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  604. 615 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Y’all aren’t very chatty tonight.

    Random cool thing: The shuttle landed tonight, coming in directly over my house. Couldn’t see it through the cloud cover but we got a very impressive sonic boom upon re-entry.

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  605. 616 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Grinchy! ((((hug)))) We’ve missed you!

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  606. 617 morpheus45 March 27, 2008 at 12:45 am

    (hug back) I’m a busy Grinch; mid-term in the morning. But I gotta holla at my homies occasionally so’s y’all know I ain’t dead. 🙂

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  607. 618 morpheus45 March 27, 2008 at 12:47 am

    The only sonic boom we get here is if beans are served. Behave, and I shall bless you with my presence here tomorrow night. Peace unto you all.

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  608. 619 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 12:50 am

    ‘Night, Grinch!

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  609. 620 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Guess I’ll head for bed too since no one wants to chat. 😦

    Good night y’all!

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  610. 621 morpheus45 March 27, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Cain’t help it; blame my professors. Not that I don’t love ya, FBG. 🙂 G’night.

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  611. 622 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Hey??? wear iz everone???
    Paladin, you make it sound like you get up early, why don’t you post at this hour??? Too grumpy? 😆

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  612. 623 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 5:36 am

    or too happy? 😛

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  613. 624 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 7:41 am

    ashamed. 😀

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  614. 625 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Won’t ask, hope you won’t tell! 🙂

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  615. 626 Voice of Raisins March 27, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Kept my nose to the grindstone too long… have a nasty headache. I hope coffee’ll knock it out…

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  616. 627 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:22 am

    OK, I get the picture. You guys put up these song links and go to them; I put up one and nada. Raisins, I really thought you might like it. Oh well, don’t bother me–I’m doing MY thing.

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  617. 628 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Paladin, good morning and what are you talking about with links?

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  618. 629 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Good morning SG. Hope you are not getting your second wind for another tome. 😈 Anyway, I put up a link yesterday afternoon. Nothing great, but for those of you who like blues guitar played in ST LOUIS, it’s not bad.

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  619. 630 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:42 am

    4:21, to be exact.

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  620. 631 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 8:45 am

    No worries Pal, today I’m tome deaf. 😎

    You talkin’ ’bout Circle Unbroken? I heard it. Nice. What’s not to like?

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  621. 632 Salty March 27, 2008 at 8:48 am

    A splendid good morning to all B&S denizens!!! Have a great day! 🙂
    Sunny (eventually) and mid-70’s…play ball!!!

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  622. 633 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:48 am

    The guy playing lead looks like Kelsey Grammer, one of my favorites.

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  623. 634 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Oh shut up, Salty. Between you and Raisins one could go into diabetic shock. 😆

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  624. 635 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Me too… Kelsey. Cheers, Frasier. Great shows both. Saw him in X-Men III too.

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  625. 636 Salty March 27, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Hey, Pal(adin)…pucker up and lay a big ‘un on my grits! That better? :mrgreen:

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  626. 637 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:57 am

    And SG, you should know by now that no matter what you say, ww is going to take the other side. It’s the bare-ass-ter in him. 😀

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  627. 638 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 8:59 am

    OK Salty, now you are gettin’ in the proper groove. 😀

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  628. 639 jbinatl March 27, 2008 at 9:04 am

    yeah… y’all are crazy around here. You’ve covered everything from Cheers to HBO to sonic boom farts from beans.

    And I think I saw the Braves mentioned somewhere around here.

    Thanks for the small welcoming committee. I was logged in as “bravesblogger” at my previous post but this is me…jbinatl

    I just love to talk Braves baseball and I appreciate those who checked out my site earlier.

    Savannah Guy told me I was “ambushing the competition” and I understand what he means but writing and talking Braves is a such a passion for me I’m not trying to compete with anyone’s community, especially one so thriving as this.

    I hardly see why I should want to compete among any who call themselves Braves fans (until college football starts at least and then I know there will be some people here hating on my Yellow Jackets).

    Well that’s me and I love this “little piece of heaven” you have here and I’m glad it’s not Iowa.

    I’ll be around trying frantically to stay up w/ y’all.

    JB in ATL

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  629. 640 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I hope the Dalai Mama can be with us today. She brings such a serenity with her presence. And the…essence. It must be the petals that they strew in her path. Whatever it is, it makes this place smell so much less like a locker-room. Join me please in “intoning” her presence. Hmmmm. Hmmmm. Hmmmm.

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  630. 641 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Y’all remind me of the Energizer Bunny. Does it ever end?

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  631. 643 Voice of Raisins March 27, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Would someone please pull this hatchet out of my head..? 😐

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  632. 644 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Guru Lew is calling us bunnies. I’ll have you know that the only bunnies I have are on my slippers. OK, one on my bib but it’s a small one.

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  633. 645 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Raisins; I just noticed your new avatar. Is that a vibrator? Shame on you!!

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  634. 646 Voice of Raisins March 27, 2008 at 9:42 am

    “Nose to the grindstone”

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  635. 647 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Whew! Had me going there for a minute. I can see, and understand, this one.

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  636. 648 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Yes, The Energizer Bunny of Disaffection. The only difference from being an angry youth is that you just forgot what you were pissed off about. .

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  637. 649 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Good morning everyone! I slept 4 hours, so needless to say, I feel just swell! 😡
    :mrgreen:

    Lew, any new news?

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  638. 650 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I keep hopin’ that I will hear Thorman has been traded, released, retired, is joining the profession bowling tour…anything but still taking up a place on the roster…and I like the guy! 😦

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  639. 651 Voice of Raisins March 27, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Congrats, B-infinity. 4 good hours of sleep?

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  640. 652 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:54 am

    As long as you remember “who”, to hell with “why”. :mrgreen:

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  641. 653 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Good morning all, well, maybe not for 008… Anyway, the season is nearly upon us. Any news yet on Thorman or Pena?

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  642. 654 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I’m going to work. Cheer, cheer for old Nostradamus.

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  643. 655 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Speaking of…good morning, Gil. 😀

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  644. 656 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I think I will call and reserve my tickets for Richmond’s opening game. They have a kid who plays 2nd base who I think is going to be pretty good. It is going to be interesting as to whom the opening day pitcher will be.

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  645. 657 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 10:12 am

    VOR, B infinity…. 😆
    Yeah, 4 good hours…not as tired as I usually am from that little sleep…of course, I say this with stuff I need to mail off still sitting on the kitchen table…

    And P-din(New street name for you?)
    you gotta carpet bomb the board with links to clips, to get the street cred…

    and now, a clip of Barney Kessel in 1964…curious what the geetar players here think of it…

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  646. 658 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Hey P-Din, just checked out that clip, pretty good! Also, did everyone but me know that when you hover the mouse cursor over the link, not only do you get the sneak peak of the page(I knew that part at least) but with youtube clips, you can click on them to play, while still staying on this page??? I know you want to usually see a larger image, but still…technology, ain’t she grand?

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  647. 659 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Okay, that confirms it, I am just not a big fan of jazz. I guess that is why we have so many choices on the radio…

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  648. 660 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Everywhere I go this morning it is music.

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  649. 661 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Well, like rock, there are lots of different types of jazz….a fan of Piano, or not much???

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  650. 662 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I am trying to convince myself that I need to go outside and do some work. Another pain pill for the road I think. Catch up with you fine folks this afternoon.

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  651. 663 Gil in Mechanicsville March 27, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Berigan… It is not that I totally dislike jazz. Just not a big fan although smooth jazz is great to set the mood or just to drive by. I think it depends on the mood I’m in.

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  652. 664 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Yep, need to talk to Mrs. Gil….if she ever needs to get him out of the house, put some jazz on! 😆

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  653. 665 Voice of Raisins March 27, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I’m outta here… going to medicate and sleep. Later.

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  654. 666 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

    The who is easy to remember when you’re pissed off at everyone.

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  655. 667 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Jbinatl… don’t get me wrong, you are most welcome. Even if I didn’t say or think that, which I do, you’d still be most welcome. That’s the kind of place this is. Bring baseball or good stuff and it’s all good. The more the merrier.

    We’re what you call… eclectic. We’re all unanimous on pulling for the Braves. Everything else is open for discussion, debate and random opinion posting about damn near everything under the sun (and moon in the case of a few).

    Lot’s o’ stuff. Visit often.

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  656. 668 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Lew, how’s that chest cold treating you? You’ve not been talking much lately. Sore throat too or just immersed in painting deer?

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  657. 669 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Raisins… headache? Did Klobber forget to hold the rum last night?

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  658. 670 chrisklob March 27, 2008 at 11:12 am

    SG! That’s a pretty stiff accusation! Come on man, I always respect my friends. Those that choose not to imbibe are never forced to do so!

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  659. 671 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 11:14 am

    SG-Immersed in painting deer. Apparently the chest cold was allergies (probably mold from all the wet). I went out and bought a Honeywell air filter. Hopefully that will help. All sorts of allergens in a 60 year old house-also Parrot dander and dog hair. If there is a potential air borne allergen, it will find me. I’ll mail your Tull anthology next week. I’ve been listening to it a good bit. Have to proof it, right?

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  660. 672 Carolina Lady March 27, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Reitsma leaves camp after getting cut

    If anybody tells Bobby, I will personally shoot them! 😆

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  661. 673 Carolina Lady March 27, 2008 at 11:28 am

    from CBS Braves Sportsline:

    –RF Jeff Francoeur says there’s no reason he can’t hit 45 doubles and 30 home runs. Francoeur added 17 pounds of muscle in his chest and shoulders, hoping for more endurance through the season.

    –RHP Tim Hudson is lined up to be the starter when the Braves open the season against the Nationals March 31 in Washington. He has a 1.47 ERA in five Grapefruit League appearances.

    –3B Chipper Jones is fighting a hook when he bats left-handed, producing topspin on the ball when he wants backspin. It hasn’t affected his spring average, though, as he is batting .350.

    –RHP Tyler Yates was traded to the Pirates for minor league RHP Todd Redmond. Yates showed flashes of brilliance last season but has not been consistent this spring. With so many other pitchers in the wings — and several of those without options — Atlanta general manager Frank Wren wanted to move someone.

    Redmond, 22, played in Class A and Class AA last year, going a combined 8-13 with a 4.39 ERA in 28 starts.

    –INF Omar Infante will start the season on the disabled list as he recovers from a broken left hand. When he does come back, 1B Scott Thorman’s days may be numbered, as Infante can back up there as well as at third.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    2 — Years 3B Chipper Jones has left on his contract, including the option year that vested after his 2007 performance.

    QUOTE TO NOTE
    “He is truly gifted.” — RHP John Smoltz on SS Yunel Escobar.

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  662. 674 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Good morning y’all!

    Lew, hope the allergies ease up soon. The pollen down here has been killing me.

    CL, 😯 Don’t even suggest such a scenario.

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  663. 675 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 11:35 am

    To all concerned-I just posted the preliminary drawing for Chipper’s Deer painting on my website LewHartman.Com in the wildlife gallery. This is what I paint over.

    Actually Chipper’s problem is more of a slice than a hook. I commented on it at Spring Training, warning him not to take the slice to the golf course with him. He refused comment.

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  664. 676 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Lew, yep… gotta test the sop before it leaves the kitchen.

    CL, I’m with you on not telling Bobby about Reitsma. If he wants to play he’d better check the attitude and go wherever they send him.

    Klobber: you know the bartender always gets blamed when the patron, uh… get ahold of some bad ice. 😀

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  665. 677 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

    mercy… not the sop! Soup soup…

    Blog rule No. 262: Do not post when talking bidnez on phone.

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  666. 678 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Baseball question for Lew or anyone in the know:

    Is Chipper still on the chewbakky or is he still trying to stick with sunflower seeds?

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  667. 679 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 11:44 am

    FBG-The allergens have not yet begun in the North Country. Wait a month or two and the pine pollen starts. Then in late summer/early fall, there are those entire fields of Golden Rod and Ragweed. Life is such a joy a certain times of the year. The only things that work alleviating the symptoms, put you into the Twilight zone, so you just suffer-sneeze, cough and use lots of Visine Tears. I should buy stock.

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  668. 680 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the 411 CL! Sounds like there is no way Thorman can play himself off the team…too bad. I’d rather just have Borchard pinch hit every day and see what he could do til Infante is well…oh well.
    Or run Flowers out there for April. He swings hard as well….and could he hit for a lower average???
    Reitsma….a name when we all mention it 10-15 years down the road, everyone will groan….and the newer fans won’t get it! 😆

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  669. 681 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 27, 2008 at 11:51 am

    you know the humidity is low when your cat gives you several shocks with their nose! 😯
    me sleepy….up since 4 am….time for N’s on their sides…zzzzz

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  670. 682 jbinatl March 27, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I know this goes back a little to a previous comment.

    I didn’t realize Infante can play first as well. I don’t like to hate on Thorman but I don’t see where he fits in right now. I also like Bryan Pena but he’s better trade bait.

    SG, Chipper made a big deal many years ago about quitting because he had a relative or loved one who contracted cancer. I think now he’s back on it though. Every now and then he’s shelling seeds but many times that looks like a Red man plug.

    Don’t even dare mention Chris Reitsma.

    JB

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  671. 683 lew614 March 27, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Berigan-That reminds me of the Dumb Blonde joke-Why did the Dumb Blond get fired from the M&M factory? Because she kept throwing out the W’s. Thank you. I’ll leave now.

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  672. 684 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Sweet dreams, Berigan.

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  673. 685 jbinatl March 27, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Speaking of Redman…

    I hope he’s on the rotation when the Rockies come to Atlanta.

    Oh gosh, a bad pitcher in a hitter’s park in CO. He’s gonna get clobbered. And if he turns out to win 10 or 11 games for the Rockies, I’ll hate him even more.

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  674. 686 flbravesgirl March 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Oh, we’d probably be terrible against him, JB. Make him look like an All-Star just so he can torment us further.

    Lew, you can only get away with that because CL & I are both brunettes.

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  675. 687 chrisklob March 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Lew, that’s an awesome drawing. (Sigh) I wish I could draw better than just stick men.

    For your allergies you might try Claritin, which is available without a prescription. Several years ago when the meth craze was getting so much pub a lot of the other similar medications changed their formula so they could still be sold off the shelf. Claritin didn’t change their formula so now you have to ask the pharmacist for it. You’ll probably have to show ID, give your family history, any criminal past, etc., etc. but the stuff works. No medicine head. I highly recommend it.

    Allegra works well too with no side effects. That one is available only by prescription I think.

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  676. 688 Carolina Lady March 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Hey, FBG! Scary thought, isn’t it??!

    Pollen: three feet high and rising

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  677. 689 Carolina Lady March 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Lew, another one is: how to keep a blond occupied? Tell her to put the M&Ms in alphabetical order.

    A friend whose sister is blond receives every blond ‘joke’ that’s ever been FROM her and passes them on. She (the blond sister) thinks they are hilarious! God bless her for a terrific sense of humor!

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  678. 690 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Don’t tell me Lew’s gone all Pollenanna on us.

    With that can of corn, I’m away. Don’t tell Paladin I said that, he’ll stick it to me.

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  679. 691 Savannah Guy March 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    How doe’s a blonde keep from getting bruised cheekbones every time she’s asked a difficult question?

    Shoulder pads.

    My wife is blonde… but she always has the best blonde jokes. I’ll get some new ones from her.

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  680. 692 Paladin March 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Two blondes had driven across the country to see Disney World in Florida.

    As they approached it and got onto the final stretch of highway, they saw a sign saying “Disney World Left!”

    After thinking for a minute, the driver blonde said “Oh well!” and started driving back home.

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