35: I was in a poker game….

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by Berigan

JONESBORO, GA – Big news everyone! I was in a poker game with the head of Liberty Media – whoever that is. And guess what???? He was out of money, so put the deed to the team on the table. He’s not a very good card player apparently, since I am now the owner of your Atlanta Braves!!!!!! 😆

There are big changes ahead:

1. Going to bring back the shorts the White Sox wore back in the late 70’s. Should make the players more angry and focused. I told them if they get in the playoffs, no more shorts! Win the WS and no more pink uniforms either!

2. I will be the 2nd lefty out of the bullpen. (Sorry, Ohman, but people didn’t laugh earlier when I said Oh man, Will – so out ya go!) I can give up a lot of walks just like the rest of the pen. Plus, I have a pretty good curve. At least I used to. I am sure I still do. We will soon find out!

3. No ticket will be above $10!!! We will sell out every single game since a family of 5 will be able to once again come to a game without having to get a loan or selling a kidney. Plus, no one will boo me if I have an off night on the mound!

4. Hot dogs and beer will only be $2 each! There will only be 400% profit on these staples of the ballpark, but I think we will be able to get by.

5. Plastic tubes will be attached under each seat, so men can relieve themselves without having to get up from their chairs! No more missing home runs because of a full bladder! (Women have bigger bladders then men and can wait ’til after the game.) Of course, there will be a modesty curtain you can bring up if one so desires.

6. Chief Nakahoma is back!

7. Half of all home games will be day games! (Don’t care what MLB has to say about this, it’s my team!) Too many kids can’t stay up late to watch games the games as it is. Plus, kids today have never experienced the pure joy of skipping school to see a baseball game!

8. Ted Simmons is the new GM! (Didn’t think I wouldn’t mention him at least once, did ya?) Sure, Frank Wren has done a good job, but Simmons was the GM of the Pirates in the early 90’s. Wren can do all the heavy lifting, but Simmons gets the title, and the chance to cut ribbons for new bridges and new Methadone clinics.

9. ESPN won’t be able to broadcast Braves games if Jon Miller and Clueless Joe are the broadcasters! (My team, my rules!)

10. No extra inning games at the Ted Berigan that end in the 12th inning! Unless we have the lead of course.

And finally….

11. Free season tickets too all members of the B&S blog!!! Even for the foreigners who live outside of Georgia.

But, that’s only the starting point! What changes do you all want to see?? The voice of Harry Carey singing “Take me out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch? (Skip or Chip can dub in ‘go Braves’ over ‘go Cubbies’) Black grass??? Disco demolition night??? AC for the bleachers?? You name it, it WILL happen!

Happy April Fools Day! 😆

~Berigan~

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766 Responses to “35: I was in a poker game….”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    😆 Berigan, ya done good! Happy April Fool’s Day to you, too! 😆

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  2. 2 williamwallace April 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Good blog Berigan.

    Happy April Paladin Day to everyone!

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  3. 3 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks CL, and WW! And good to see you back! Was wondering where you might be since you weren’t blogging during or after the games. Now, where’s Hillbilly??? SOR(Scribe of Reason!) right again! FLB, glad someone noticed my early AM post about you, me, Grinch and CL all getting hitched! 😛

    Now, I must be off to figure out how to make this team more profitable, and eat Chick-fil-A Berigan <—-still a man of the people. 😕

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  4. 5 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    “Hitched?” Hitched to what? If you’re referring to that most unfortunate of institutions known as marriage which exists essentially for a woman to keep a man from sleeping with anyone (including her) for a set amount of time until her lawyer gives her the green light to take all the man’s stuff, boot him out in the street and make him work the rest of his life to pay her and her new boyfriend’s bills…NOT THIS GRINCH. I’m afraid you have me confused with some dipstick who’s been watching too much “Leave it to Beaver” and not enough of everyone around him instead. I’m rather fond of my “stuff” and my right to do as I please. Loose women are a dime a dozen; one just has to be careful not to fall into a trap. Thus endeth today’s lesson. 🙂

    Berigan, I’m with you on the cheap beer and hot dogs. KC’s sweet tea drinkin’ behind took me the other night to the only sports bar in Atlanta with a broken tap; I wound up dropping $180 on Heineken bottles, Kamikazes and Patron shots. Scribe, you’re guilty too.

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  5. 6 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Good lead, Berigan. Enjoyed it!!

    Now, that New Year’s resolution that I have been holding ’til I need it. It is: Don’t say anything else nice about ww. Shouldn’t be difficult to keep.

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  6. 7 Salty April 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Berigan…outstanding Fool’s Day lead!

    Grinch….ouch!!! 😦 I hurt just thinking about what you imbibed! Those days are way back in my (cracked) rear view mirror!!!

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  7. 8 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Just as one wag said about golf, “a good walk misused”: a kamikazee is vodka misused. And have you hear Grinch’s pickup line? “If yer are going to be bothered by this in the morning, we kin sleep ’til afternoon.”

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  8. 9 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    misused

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  9. 10 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Mulligan!!

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  10. 11 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    scribe, reposting this from the last blog – want to be sure you see it! 🙂
    Carolina Lady Says: April 1, 2008 at 3:55 pm edit

    Hi, Scribe! No problem whatsoever; I just wanted you to know that you have an honored place on our Blog Roll. The link was most relevant so no apologies in order anywhere. ‘Scribe’ and ’self-promotion’ never belong in the same sentence. 🙂

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  11. 12 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Did y’all see where A-Rod makes more than the entire Marlin’s roster? Yeah, I know! Somebody will say that his is better than the Marlin’s roster. But, they will play a season and win a bunch of games and this ridiculous inequity is a large part of what is wrong with this game!

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  12. 13 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    OK CL, you have stroked him enough. I’m jealous. 😆

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  13. 14 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t type worth a damn. Or have you noticed?

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  14. 15 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    If me just referencing “nose” got me in so much trouble, this should get me in solitary.

    BUBBA AND THE SWIMING HOLE

    Bubba liked to frequently swim at the
    old swimming hole but was never able to attract the
    girls.

    He decided to ask his friend Billy-Bob
    for advice. It’s Those big baggy swimming trunks that
    make you look Like an old fool…They’re years outta
    style.

    Your best bet is to grab yourself a pair
    of Speedos-about two Sizes too little and drop a fist-sized
    tater down inside them. I’m telling ya man…ya’ll have all the
    babes you want !

    The following weekend, Bubba hits the
    swimming hole with his Spanking new tight Speedos, and his
    fist-sized potato.

    Everybody at the swimming hole was
    disgusted as he walked by, cover ing their faces,
    turning away, laughing, looking sick!

    Bubba went back to his buddy Billy-Bob
    and asked him,

    “What’s wrong now?”
    “Lard-Almighty Bubba!” said Billy-Bob,
    “the tater goes in the front!”

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  15. 16 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    OK, it is another of those “don’t anyone talk to the old frat and after he goes to bed, we will chat like a bunch of magpies.” Very well. But, as I said last night, dealing with that realization(that y’all don’t want to talk to me)will probably require me 2 or 3 minutes to get to sleep. C yah soookers!

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  16. 17 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Paladin Says:
    April 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t type worth a damn. Or have you noticed?

    You said you didn’t, but you just did type worth a damn! 😆 🙄

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  17. 18 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Grinch, gotta start dating older woman, or 18 year olds. Those college age girls don’t seem to be agreeing wit ya!
    $180 on Alcohol???? 😯 Were you buying for the whole group??? Man, if that was for you alone….You need to bring beer into the bars you visit! :mrgreen:

    WW, thanks for the eye candy. Don’t remember seeing too many like them at the old Busch stadium….Then again, in the late 70’s/early 80’s, there were about the same number of fannies in seats as Fulton Co. Stadium had in the same time period.

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  18. 19 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    If you check out the top post on http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/ you will see a story on Marcus Giles, and how he almost became a Dodger…but changed his mind since he was going to have to learn 3rd base!!! Guess he’s tired of playing in the Majors! 🙄

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  19. 21 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080401&content_id=2479496&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    I would NEVER wish for someone to be hurt. I don’t need the bad karma that goes along with it. Didn’t break my heart to see this story though.

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  20. 23 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Greetings all, Great job Berigan… I liked the changes… 🙂

    Watching the Fish have a go at the Mets… Perdro pulls up lame and it looks like it will back to the chicken farm for him for a while.

    Bottom of 8th with the game tied 4-4…

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  21. 24 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Reported that Pedro heard a “pop” when it let go…

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  22. 25 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Berigan, please accept my apologies for not complimenting you earlier on the very fine lead. Didn’t the owner of the Falcons lower ticket prices a few years ago? The laws of supply and demand are pretty basic. You’d think that someone else would take a look at it.

    Gil, if Pedo heard a “pop”, then that may be a very serious injury.

    WW, two things. First, thanks for the interesting read on Canseco. Pretty revealing stuff. I always knew he was a dirtbag.

    Secondly, what have you done with your name. It’s all in blue now? Are you special since you’re starting your own business?

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  23. 26 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Go check ESPN’s headline on Pedro; sure don’t sound like a hammy to me. Much worse.

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  24. 27 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Grinch, I am watching the Mets feed on the game. Their reporter said Pedro was very discouraged. At best we are talking a month but he looked hurt when they showed the replay…

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  25. 28 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    4-4 bottom of ninth, one out… Let’s go Fish…

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  26. 29 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Free baseball in Miami.. Go ahead boys, wear down that bull pen…

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  27. 30 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve pulled a hammy before; it didn’t make me grab my lower back and midsection. Considering those are his chronic problem areas, I’d say it’s time we made up some ground.

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  28. 31 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Metroman just took my bet; he’s nothing if not loyal.

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  29. 32 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Grinch, I know where else Metro happens to blog. In fact, he carries the very lofty title of “Editor” of the Mets section. Let me know if you want to go pee in his pool.

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  30. 33 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    FISH WIN FISH WIN… walk off homer

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  31. 34 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Brave only 1/2 game behind the Mets 🙂

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  32. 35 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!!

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  33. 36 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Nah; I’ve known him since the beginning of last season. I’ve seen games with him in person; the only guy out there not only head to toe in Mets gear but waving a Mets flag. Drank too many beers with him to have anything but respect for that kind of loyalty. Doesn’t mean I won’t take his money, though. 🙂

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  34. 37 Gil in Mechanicsville April 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Andino… rookie third baseman for the Marlins comes through..

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  35. 38 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Grinch, I’ve blogged with him at his place a few times. He does seem like a decent guy, albeit a misguided one (for his love of the Mutts). I, for one, can’t stand fair weather fans and do respect those that ALWAYS follow their team, even in the bad times.

    If you change your mind, let me know. I’ve been over there to rattle his cage a couple of times. Always respectful, of course, but it’s pretty easy to poke holes in his arguments.

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  36. 39 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for the updates Gil. I’m sure tomorrow we’ll hear about how serious the Pedro injury is.

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  37. 40 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Good evening y’all. Most amusing, Berigan.

    Grinch, did you not see my response to that “story” on that last blog?

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  38. 41 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    “I’m pretty sure you couldn’t drag Grinch to the altar with a team of oxen & a cannon pointed at his back.”

    There, now you don’t have to go look for it.

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  39. 42 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Sorry, dear; I’ve been a busy bee.

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  40. 43 ssiscribe April 1, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Ah, nothing more I love than the sound of the Mets losing reverberating through my Sports Garage …

    Andino CRUSHED that pitch, gang, straight up ripped that baby out to left and the Marlins poured out of the dugout as the crowd of 37 roared (seriously, I hope the new stadium gets people out to see baseball down there; covered a couple of games in dumpy Dolphin Stadium a couple of years ago … I’d rather watch baseball in a cesspool).

    Now, Pedro (noted transition from the Scribe): Missed his injury when it happened but saw a couple of replays and yeah, it looks like he really was hurting. If he’s out for an extended period of time, the panic you saw break out across Braves Nation following our 0-2 start will pale in comparison to what sweeps across the legions of Mets Nation.

    Now, Metroman (more transition): Indeed, I’ll vouch for him being a decent-enough fellow. I have nothing but respect for those who support their team. But his statements and assertions on the blog are crazy. As Chris said, so easy to break him down and take him apart with his nutty ramblings.

    Berigan: Good lead, made me laugh out loud. Way to stick it to the powers that be. And SOR (Scribe of Reason) … hmmm, pretty cool.

    CL: Saw your note before I left for T-ball practice (where I got to pitch BP; first time I’ve thrown BP to a team in years, and my arm is a bit sore, believe it or not). Thanks very much for that; just wanted to make sure you knew where I was a’comin’ from and that I wasn’t out of line.

    Grinch: Yeah, I know the tap at Frankie’s was broken. Heck, they even ran out of sweet tea (forcing the Scribe to finish with water). It was great seeing ya the other night; lemme know when you wanna get to a game and we’ll make it happen, captain.

    Time to surf, then sleep … if I can tear myself away from Extra Innings. I swear, me getting Extra Innings is like an addict being handed a six-month supply of crack rock.

    Later, good people.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  41. 44 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I know, green one. We miss you ’round here. But at least I defended your beliefs on the question.

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  42. 45 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    There’s no such thing as a six-month supply of crack-rock; they get smoked as fast as you can load ’em. Peru would go broke. That’s why it be so dangerous.

    FBG, much obliged.

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  43. 46 ssiscribe April 1, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    And I can vouch the “green one” enjoyed quite a few “green bottles” at the season-opening party. But hey, I’m sure the Esteemed Grinch will tell y’all, it’s not easy being green. 🙂

    According to the New York Post, Pedro told SNY he felt a “pop” in his hammy. He is on his way back to New York for further examination. Hmmm … not good for the Amazin’s, for sure.

    –30–

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  44. 47 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    It would be very nasty to be happy about someone getting injured. So I hope Pedro makes a complete recovery… 6 months from now.

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  45. 48 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    It would be very nasty to be happy about someone getting injured. So I hope Pedro makes a complete recovery… 6 months from now.

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  46. 49 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    It would be very nasty to be happy about someone getting injured. So I hope Pedro makes a complete recovery… 6 months from now.

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  47. 50 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Scribe, pitching BP at T-ball practice? Sore arm? Man, I thought T-ball was tough where I live!

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  48. 51 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    FBG, I agree.

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  49. 52 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Help! Why did it do that? It stuck in la-la-land & kept telling me to retry.

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  50. 53 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    FBG, I agree.

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  51. 54 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    FBG, I agree! 😀

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  52. 55 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Haha, Chris. 🙄

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  53. 56 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    East…W…L…STRK…PCT…GB
    WSH… 2….0……W2……1.000…..-
    FLA……1….1……W1……..500…..1.0
    NYM…..1….1……L1……….500…..1.0
    PHI……0….1……L1……….000…..1.5
    ATL……0….2……L2……….000…..2.0
    😥 😥 😥

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  54. 57 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Dont’ despair CL. It’s gonna get a lot better. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that those standings will finish in the exact opposite order of the way they stand now.

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  55. 58 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Don’t worry, CL. 160 to go & I have a good feeling about this year’s team.

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  56. 59 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Oh, I know, Chris – but that is such an awful picture. I really hope they get themselves together as a TEAM and reverse the trend. I think I saw that happening in the Pirates game last night. I could see Chipper’s determination kick in, then Tex – and it seemed as if the rest picked up their pace. Or was that wishful thinking?? 🙂

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  57. 60 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Hey, FBG! I feel good about them, too. I expected a much better start than this. sigh… Ok. Scarlett had the right idea: tomorrow is another day! I’m not going to think about this anymore. 😆

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  58. 61 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t think it’s wishful thinking. They came back twice, it just wasn’t quite enough. Hopefully with the off day today they’ve gotten over this weirdly scheduled start & are ready to win some games.

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  59. 62 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I hope so, too. Somebody earlier mentioned that travel schedule and I know first-hand what that can do to you. I haven’t had time to check their schedule for the next week, but I hope it’s better than it began! 🙂

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  60. 63 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    One things for sure: they’ve got to cut down on the errors.

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  61. 64 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    That is a concern but I think they’ll be better than that defensively most of the time.

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  62. 65 chrisklob April 2, 2008 at 12:36 am

    FBG, I obviously hope you are correct. What concerns me is the fact that they committed a boatload of errors in ST. Go back and look at the box scores and you’ll be concerned too.

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  63. 66 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Wonder why so many errors??? Usually, the older a team gets, the less errors….Frenchy’s arm was off, Chipper and Yunel throwing was off, Tex was backhanding balling like it was his first game at 1st….I had a thought… part of the reason… could it be playing games that mattered, in March???

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  64. 67 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect…

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  65. 68 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 12:49 am

    backhanding balls I meant to say…good grief! 😳

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  66. 69 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Watching the Dodgers and Giants go at it. That kid Matt Cain is a good looking stud pitcher. Score is 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth..

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  67. 70 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Gil…Yep! Get the feeling Pirates are practicing more than us….being in last place naturally should make you want to be better. So should finishing in 3rd…
    We should do whatever the Rockies do, to have as good a fielding team as they do…no excuse for not being as good as the best in the league.

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  68. 71 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Andruw has narrowed his stance

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  69. 72 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Still he strikes out.. Furcal has two RBI

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  70. 73 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Dodgers have some good looking young players though

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  71. 74 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Giants are just plain young

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  72. 75 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 12:58 am

    3 posts in 2 minutes, a new B&S record! 😆

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  73. 76 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Yeah Scribe, it is a little hard to sleep knowing there is baseball to be watched and it does not involve ESPN…

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  74. 77 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:59 am

    They are short post so I don’t know if that qualifies… 🙂

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  75. 78 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:00 am

    And Vince Scully is such a pro working the booth by himself

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  76. 79 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Giants are young? What a switch from recent years.

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  77. 80 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Dodgers could/should be interesting. I honestly don’t know which of the 4 teams out west that have a chance, will win their division. In other words, we better win the Division, don’t think the Wild card will come out of the East…but who knows?

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  78. 81 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Time to snooze. Good night y’all.

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  79. 82 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:02 am

    FLB, quick name a position player for the Giants!

    Off the top of my head, Bengie Molina is the only one I can think of…Well, Dave Roberts, but they seem to want to get rid of him….

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  80. 83 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Goodnight FLB!

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  81. 84 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Folks, I think it is a shame that the Mets lose Pedro but don’t we know how that feels? Let’s keep our fingers crossed… Only having three legitimate major league starters can make for a long season…

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  82. 85 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Gil, I have no idea how he does it…you’d think you would want someone to bounce thoughts off of! Or, who’s that guy, oh you know…those kinds of questions. Guess the producer could speak in his ear….Never worked with anyone after Drysdale died, right????

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  83. 86 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Winn… Ray Durham… Well, maybe not so young.. Young pitching staff

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  84. 87 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Saito looks strong for the Dodgers… Strikes out the side in the ninth

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  85. 88 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Now the Giants counter with their own Japaneses pitcher, Yabu…

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  86. 89 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:12 am

    And isn’t Saito around 35??? Looking forward to baseball highlights on ESPN, but NCAA womens basketball has been on for about 5 minutes. I am forever running into folks talking about womens college basketball. 😕 Now talk about the new Indiana mens basketball coach…umm, it’s baseball season guys, this is big news, why???? 😡

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  87. 90 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:15 am

    And isn’t Saito around 35??? Looking forward to baseball highlights on ESPN, but NCAA womens basketball has been on for about 5 minutes. I am forever running into folks talking about womens college basketball. 😕 Now talk about the new Indiana mens basketball coach…umm, it’s baseball season guys, this is big news, why???? 😡

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  88. 91 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Yabudabado!

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  89. 92 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I really dislike basketball,… but I dislike womens’ basketball even more…

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  90. 93 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Gil, I don’t think even women watch women’s basketball.

    As for Japanese players, I wind up with the Cubs’ Fokudome on my fantasy team…never heard of him so I didn’t start him yesterday and started Johnny Damon instead. Yankees PPD, Fokudome goes 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI. Add that on to me having to replace Josh Beckett and Kelvim Escobar with Jarod Weaver and Oliver Perez, and it makes one wonder if life isn’t stressful enough without this little game.

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  91. 94 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Okay… I’m gone… Catch ya’ll tomorrow

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  92. 95 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 1:22 am

    🙂

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  93. 96 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 1:26 am

    2 posts in the same minute. quite good Gil! Goodnight.
    Grinch, I don’t think even women watch women’s basketball. :mrgreen: Think ESPN is trying to make it something people are interested in??? Perhaps they have some money to make off of it, like Arena football…No one cares, so here are some highlights

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  94. 97 Salty April 2, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Buenos dias, todos! 🙂

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  95. 98 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:13 am

    And welcome to the Hotel California, y’all.

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  96. 99 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Here’s a good and lengthy Bill James Q & A:

    http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/01/bill-james-answers-all-your-baseball-questions/

    He’s alot more human than his wannabe clones.

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  97. 100 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Good morning folks… Lots of good baseball on last night. Too bad the Braves didn’t join in the party. Absolutely beautiful weather here today. Opening day for the Richmond club and little news in the local paper. I think it shall be a small party….

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  98. 101 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Well, opening day will be tomorrow but still of little consequence.

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  99. 102 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:48 am

    And this from our resident Terrence Moore wanabe..

    http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-04-02-0142.html

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  100. 103 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Why would anyone want to be a Terence Moore? But Gil, I’ll have to admit, this guy is trying.

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  101. 104 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:27 am

    My prediction will be around 1000 folks showing up for the Richmond game tomorrow. Once a team says they are going, most people quickly want to get over them and not prolong the suffering.

    I will go because I like baseball and it gives me insight as to which players might excel in the majors. Yes, I miss it on a few but I find I am pretty much spot on with most of the kids I watch.

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  102. 105 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Gil, fill me in. Why were the Braves and Richmond unable to get together on a renewal of agreement? And from a “business” standpoint, wouldn’t it be preferable to have your AAA team “across town” than hundreds of miles away? I can see a lot of “up side” and very little “down”.

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  103. 106 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 11:16 am

    008… On the business end of it, I cannot fault the Braves in their move. The growing trend in baseball is moving your farm clubs closer to the major league city. Nor can I fault them for taking an offer they felt they could not refuse. The Braves have long held the belief that making money with the minor league clubs is a bonus. They have been one of the few franchises that was wholly owned their minor league club.

    The problem with Richmond is a hydra headed monster. Separate local governments, all vying to be the Alpha dog with the mayor of Richmond thinking his poop does not stink playing games with the Braves. Now, that said, it appeared all was finally on track for the new stadium to finally be built when out of the blue, the Braves announced their move to Gwinnett.

    I know, this is typical in today’s environment where a person’s word is worth little and it’s all about who wins and who loses and not about thing like integrity and honor. Terms that have become completely foreign in America when it comes to business. It is a lot more about “let the buyer beware”.

    I realize it means little to anyone outside of our community but the folks in Gwinnett are blowing smoke when they tell their constituents that a AAA club is going to mean good paying jobs. That is of course except for the contractor who builds the stadium and the land developers.

    Bottom line, it’s just a business and like all the companies that have moved offshore to improve their profit margin, the idea of loyalty and commitment have little to do with reality.

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  104. 107 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Good morning y’all! Ready to start a long winning streak?

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  105. 108 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Right now, FBG, I’ll take one! 😆

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  106. 109 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Gil; Thanks for the “fill-in”. I don’t doubt that there is a lot of “liar-liar, pants on fire” going on and the creating jobs is a crock. But, I am selfish and what is best for us fans, and the players, counts. For instance: Sending people like Borchard, Anderson and James(?) “down” would not require them to move their families, or be separated. It would be a lot easier on morale and ultimately would help the team, and us. Or, that’s the way I see it.

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  107. 110 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I agree, Paladin. There’s a lot of good points for the Braves & their players in this move. It just sucks for Gil & the other fans who have supported the Richmond Braves all these years.

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  108. 111 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

    G’morning!!! 😀

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  109. 113 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 11:56 am

    No red?

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  110. 114 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 11:57 am

    And, Good morning!

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  111. 115 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Will it be afternoon before you get through? :mrgreen:

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  112. 116 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    And my personal favorite, Good morning!

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  113. 117 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    He just squeaked in, Paladin.

    🙂 Good morning, VOR!!! 🙂

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  114. 118 chrisklob April 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Good morning Raisins. Where’ve you been?

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  115. 119 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Mrs Raisins doesn’t wake him in the morning. She pops his cork and he starts to bubble out. 😀

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  116. 120 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Also, I noted that the Nite Krue made a truth-teller out of me–chatting away like magpies after I went to bed. One of these nights I am going to screw you up and stay up. 🙂

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  117. 121 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Mrs. Raisins says, “Every morning is good when it doesn’t start ’til non.” 😀

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  118. 122 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Actually, she said, “Every morning is good when it doesn’t start ’til noon.” 😳

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  119. 123 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Non? Does she always speak so Shakespearean? 😆

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  120. 124 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    These old fingers get beaten to the punch…again. 😳

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  121. 125 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    My office is in my home. This is Spring Break week here in J-town, so the kids are here, Mrs. Raisins is here and Ma-in-law Raisins is here. Very little down time for the shriveled grape… 😐

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  122. 126 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    uh… that sould read this shriveled grape. I accidently went kinda third person there. 😯

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  123. 127 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Gil; I see where your Gov has put executions on hold until the Supreme Court rules on the “humanest” of lethal injections. Personally, I think we should go back to hang, draw and quarter. I’m sure ww(due to his personal experience)could give us 50 pages on that.

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  124. 128 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    You know, I have just one gripe with Berigan’s plans outlined in the lead. Why on earth does he think women have bigger bladders & can wait ’til after the game? If you guys are using the tubes at your seats then some of the mens’ restrooms can be changed to womens’, cutting down on the inevitable lines. If I don’t have to wait in line (& I’m not a mile away from the restroom) I can be quick enough between innings to not miss an at-bat.

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  125. 129 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    shhould

    My fingers are not working properly!

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  126. 130 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Shriveled Grape. As Dave Barry would note: Great name for a rock band.

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  127. 131 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Crap! 😡 should

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  128. 132 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Paladin, I think the old “eye for an eye” theory of punishment would be a more effective deterrent than the current system. Do to them what they did to their victims.

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  129. 133 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    FBG; That is a lot more about women’s physiology than I needed to know. 😆

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  130. 134 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Apparently there is an orangutan in Raisin’s office banging on his ‘puter keys. 😀

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  131. 135 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Oh, I miss Dave Barry. Wish he’d start his column again.

    What? I didn’t go into any details. Just responding to the new ownership’s plans.

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  132. 136 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hang, draw, quarter and poke out eyes. That works.

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  133. 137 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    And hire Lorena Bobbitt to deal with the rapists.

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  134. 138 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Besides, anyone who has ever made a car-trip with a woman would NEVER say they have bigger bladders. To the contrary…

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  135. 139 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Bobbitt. What an appropriate name. 😈

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  136. 140 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    That’s my point. It’s a biological fact that we have smaller bladders. Can’t help it.

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  137. 141 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Actually, paladin, I have 2 small plastic plates, a small plastic knife, a small plastic spoon, a small plastic fork, and a small plastic cup spread out on my desktop from my daughter, who has “brought me breakfast” from her small plastic kitchen. :mrgreen:

    I’m trying to type around the obstacles. Tricky business… 😀

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  138. 142 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    As long as you’re not expected to eat plastic food…

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  139. 143 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Men’s just seem smaller because they drink more beer. Right?

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  140. 144 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    That’s very sweet, Raisins. I’m sure she got a big “Daddy hug” for that.

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  141. 145 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    All joking aside, I know someone who was stalked & raped and let me assure you, having his equipment chopped off with no anesthesia would not have been enough punishment for the POS.

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  142. 146 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Daddy hugs are in abundance around here. 🙂

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  143. 147 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    No argument here, FBG.

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  144. 148 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    What a strange combination of 2 strings of conversation! 😉

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  145. 149 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    OK, enough of the unpleasant subject. Don’t want to make you gentlemen squirm.

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  146. 150 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    POS? Point of service? Insurance talk?

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  147. 151 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Sorry, VOR.

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  148. 152 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Actually Paladin, Tim Kaine is a very nice fellow but “and idiot” … I think caning would be a more effective means of deterrent to most crimes and a heck of a lot cheaper to deliver than continued incarceration. One thing for sure, not many repeat offended and the three strike you’re out could take on a whole new meaning.

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  149. 153 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    ” piece of (excrement)” I don’t swear but you get the idea.

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  150. 154 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Stuff? 😆

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  151. 155 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    hummm, I seem to be dropping letters today….

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  152. 156 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I’m leaving, but not because I am squirming. I have a lunch meeting. And you are right, Raisins, it was difficult to “keep up” with both threads. However, we are “talking” and that’s what it’s about. C y’all later.

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  153. 157 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, suddenly I was afriad I was going to be “cut off” with a plastic knife for hugging my daughter. 😯

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  154. 158 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    No, no, VOR. Daddy hugs are a good thing.

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  155. 159 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    And really it was 3 threads of conversation. Enough to confuse aybody.

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  156. 160 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I am easily confused right now, with all the “action” within footsteps of my office. I am not, however, complaining. 🙂

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  157. 161 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I may have graduated from a plastic kitchen to the real one quite some time ago but my dad still hugs me everyday & he’s still my knight in shining armor. Sounds like you’re that kind of dad too, VOR. Good job.

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  158. 162 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    😳 Thanks, FLB. My family is #1 to me. That’s why I have my office located right here.

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  159. 163 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    008… One final word on the Richmond Braves matter…. I have come to accept the inevitable and in fact, I truly hold no ill will towards the team per se. It is the attitude of the International League President thinking he can hold the city hostage that ticks me off. Don’t say they can do whatever they want with impunity while the area cannot actively seek a new team.

    Homie don’t play that….

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  160. 164 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Read up, if you haven’t, on the recent race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and you will get a feel how a Obama – McCain race will be. It won’t be pretty. But, IMO, it shouldn’t be.

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  161. 165 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Weather report? From what I saw on the national radar, while eating lunch, it didn’t look good. But, in my experience, national radars can lie–or at least, exaggerate.

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  162. 166 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    And what ever happened to: Jimmy Hoffa? D. B. Cooper? Hillbilly? 😆

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  163. 167 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I just went over “across the street” and scrolled down and found out a couple of reasons it is so “quiet” on here. And I was worried about too much “non-baseball” talk from me until I saw that over half the talk over there was about “bands” that I never heard of. In the meantime, I am going down to the town square and talk to the statue of the Confederate soldier.

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  164. 168 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I figured it was hunting season of some animal in Arkansas. That’s what usually keeps Hillbilly away.

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  165. 169 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Subject: FW: Simple Test of Love

    This really works!!!! If you don’t believe it, just try this experiment:

    Put your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for an hour.

    When you open the trunk, WHO is really happy to see you?!

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  166. 170 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    flbravesgirl Says:
    April 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    You know, I have just one gripe with Berigan’s plans outlined in the lead. Why on earth does he think women have bigger bladders & can wait ’til after the game? If you guys are using the tubes at your seats then some of the mens’ restrooms can be changed to womens’, cutting down on the inevitable lines. If I don’t have to wait in line (& I’m not a mile away from the restroom) I can be quick enough between innings to not miss an at-bat.

    Well, perhaps my bladder is smaller than my Mom’s was, or the women I have dated(Shuddup Pallyboy, I know what you want to type! 😡 )
    My Mom could sit thru a 3 hour movie without once getting up, and that was after drinking a large drink! Me, 45 minutes into an exciting film, bathroom run! I have always blamed the tension of a film me getting up once or twice in a theatre! 😳

    You are right FLB, twice as many restrooms, so women will be able to get back sooner! It’s a win-win situation.

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  167. 171 bravesblogger April 2, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Paladin,
    I know this is a much later reply but;

    Jason Giambi also makes more than the Marlins @ $23 mill and Jeter is just under the Marlins’ payroll total @ $21 mill. But how many rings does Pay-Rod have compared to the FL franchise?

    Bergian,
    I LOVE the post today! I’m so glad you’ve taken over the Braves because I like the changes you’ve made.

    Could you go ahead and make day/night double headers illegal and bring back the true DH?

    Also, since you’re the new owner I expect to see you pushing eggs across Turner Field with your nose and racing ostriches pretty soon. Maybe even a short stint as manager would make you a true Braves owner.

    I wouldn’t mind see all the games on TBS again if you don’t mind and if you could make the $2 rule apply to Coke and peanuts too I’d be gracious!

    Well, Braves and Stuff folks we gotta kick some Bucco Booty tonight! Y’all ready! I missed bloggin’ with y’all on Monday since I was at the game but I did get a coupla pics up for ya. I’ll be there on Sunday when the Mets come to town so you out of towners may join me in spirit.

    Have fun watching the game tonight! Go Braves!
    JB

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  168. 172 bravesblogger April 2, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    PS it’s me JB in ATL i’m just signed in as “Bravesblogger” somehow.

    At least you won’t confuse me with William Wallace though.

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  169. 173 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Have y’all seen the youtube video of the Russian tennis player hitting himself in the head with his racket and drawing blood? My kind of guy! When I was playing in prep school, metal rackets were just coming out. One of my teammates said, “My God, Hull will kill someone with the shrapnel!”

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  170. 174 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    JB/Bravesblogger said…
    Could you go ahead and make day/night double headers illegal and bring back the true DH?

    Will do! How long has it been since there were true Double headers???

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  171. 175 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    The Mariners placed JJ Putz on the DL because of costochondritis, which is inflammation on cartilage attached to the ribs. 😯
    http://elismlbrumors.com/

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  172. 176 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Is there anyone here in this place? Particularly with a game starting. If not, hell I’ll go to bed!

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  173. 177 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    It’s game time and Jair is bringing it…..

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  174. 178 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Greetings 008…

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  175. 179 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Brave on FSN Sports South tonight

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  176. 180 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    On of these days your are going to have to break down and get cable… 🙂

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  177. 181 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Kelly who….. Prado leads off with a triple

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  178. 182 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    They can’t string cable out here. The bears keep eatin’ ’em.

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  179. 183 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    The cable or the installers? 🙂

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  180. 184 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Chipper drives in Prado with a single up the middle… 1-0 Braves

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  181. 185 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    And Gil, I don’t necessarily need a play-by-play(although I appreciate it)I just want somebody to talk to on a “Braves” blog! Where the hell is everybody?

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  182. 186 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    1-0 Braves after 1. Chipper with the RBI bingle

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  183. 187 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe they are typed out….

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  184. 188 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I am watching three games right now…

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  185. 189 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Well there is ww. Obviously they don’t have anyone watching the door. 😀

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  186. 190 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Smaller crowd tonight

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  187. 191 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    The bloom is off the rose I guess..

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  188. 192 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Doesn’t it look like there is 2 foul lines????
    Gil, I would think there’d be a lot of fans this early in the season….especially with all the moves during the offseason…

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  189. 193 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    What have they given up? Third game into a 162 schedule? Talk about fair weather fans!

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  190. 194 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    You know, you just don’t trade 21-22 year old hard throwing starters with a good head on their shoulders! Glad the tigers did though….

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  191. 195 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Looks like Jair took my advice and broke out the black glove for this game. I’m glad. That bleached out glove he had in spring training looked goofy. He’s got his hat pulled down low on his head. Looks like a bad man. He needs to pull those socks up though. I dig his little chain but it looks kind of hippie Islandish like he’s about to smoke a doobie while sipping a Corona and cupping a Brazilian woman’s bodacious booty. Not badass enough but that’s okay. He seems look a real cool fun loving kid. I’d rather he keep it real with himself than try to be someone he isn’t.

    Matt Diaz makes the plays out there but he makes them look scary.

    Jair is looking real good so far. No runs through 2 for Jair. Attaboy.

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  192. 196 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    And Berigan, even if Jurs doesn’t do it tonight, he’ll do it a lot of other nights. You got to have faith! Do I hear an amen?!

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  193. 197 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Paladin, have you thought of a dish???? Don’t believe the ads….if set up correctly, you rarely have interference issues. SOOOOO much better than cable, IMHO. Think Hampton will have trouble sleeping tonight???

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  194. 198 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Base hit to right for Frenchy after getting the pitcher to throw six pitches. ATTABOY!

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  195. 199 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Berigan, I have a dish but my dog is drinking out of it right now. :mrgreen:

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  196. 200 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Amen! Testify brother!

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  197. 201 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    😆 Well, you ought to look into it….what you spend on a bottle of wine would get you 3 months of DISH network….

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  198. 202 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    We are so far out in the sticks, the satellite just goes by here once a week.

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  199. 203 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Joe & Boog have good chemistry

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  200. 204 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Great visuals in that 7:37 post , WW!

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  201. 205 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    BMAC with the WALK! First and second, no outs and here comes DIAZ.

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  202. 206 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Yes, but would Dish give me this nice buzz?

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  203. 207 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Joe and Skip always seemed prickly to me…one reason why I didn’t much like Joe much….have grown to like him on TV though.

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  204. 208 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    When Diaz starts slumping, do you think Pendleton has to tell him that his swing is looking too professional and that he needs to go back to his beer league softball swing?

    DAMMIT! Double Play grounded into by Diaz. 4-6-3

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  205. 209 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Warning track power for Kotsay on that one. Damn. 1st and 2nd with no outs and nothing comes out of it

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  206. 210 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    That was my nickname in my baseball career. 4-6-3.

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  207. 211 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Skip never really fits in with anyone except for Pete and his son.

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  208. 212 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Just go to the corner store and get some old fire chief, or whatever the name is, and you can have a buzz and satellite. And what do you have against rubbing alcohol??? 😡

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  209. 213 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Pete goes well with anyone. I like Pete the best when he works with a scrub like Lemke because you really get to see why Pete is so great. He’s such a generous partner to have in the booth. Lemke ain’t that good and Pete knows it but Pete tries to work with him and encourage him and throw him softballs so he can succeed. You can tell he makes Lemke comfortable. Skip would just run all over Lemke.

    But I love Skip. I’m praying for the best for him. It sucks that he was going through all of that this winter and no one reported on it.

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  210. 214 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    I have tried rubbing alcohol, and sticks. No fire resulted.

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  211. 215 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Paladin was Tinkers to Evers to Chance

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  212. 216 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Good point WW. Though he seemed a bit more comfortable with Sutton it seemed….

    I see the hitters are in post season form! 😡

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  213. 217 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Boog does games like he is doing a radio talk show. He’s not a conventional broadcaster. Kind of the new breed. I heard that he’s no longer doing his daily talk show in Miami though

    Oops, a double to the gap in left against Jair. Man on second, two outs, Pirates still scoreless

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  214. 218 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I actually liked Sutton more than most people. Alot of people complained about him but I liked him. I wish they had never broken that foursome up although I’m glad we have Boog now.

    I can’t stand Chip

    Sorry if I’m babbling

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  215. 219 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    For those not watching the game…there are some fans in the bleachers, in full surgery garb. Dressed in blue, rubber gloves, face masks. They are Jurrjens surgeons! :mrgreen:

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  216. 220 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Pedro on the DL for 4 to 6 WEEKS. YEAH!

    Pirates have no runs through 3. Jair looking good

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  217. 221 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Actually it was “I don’t know” to “what” to “who”.

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  218. 222 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Prado with a triple in the first and now a walk in the third. Attaboy Prado. Now I know some of the and idiots over there are gonna fall in love with him and demand that KJ be benched in favor of Prado.

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  219. 223 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Some of our fans are so corny. Jurrjens Surgeons. I liked the Langerhands the best

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  220. 224 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Prado is playing like he wants Kelly’s job…

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  221. 225 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    WW, I find that very interesting that you liked Sutton(More than most people as you said) I did to, never understood the white hot hatred towards him. But, I find Chip very funny, and think he has a far better voice than either his father or Grandfather had(Love(d) both of them in spite of that fact) I think people still see him as some 20 something dweeb who wouldn’t be in the business without his more famous father. Something I am sure Skip heard all the time when he was younger.

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  222. 226 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I just say who ever has the hot bat…play him. A hot bat on the bench ain’t ____!

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  223. 227 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I liked Sutton too… I didn’t like the sniping between him and Skip though… Just bad vibes between those two.

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  224. 228 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    My Father was the guy they were talking about when they said, “He could charm birds out of the trees”. And write? Lord! All my life I have been trying to be in his league, with little result. But, I keep tryin’. If you can connect that to your conversation about Harry, Skip and Chip let me know, so I can do it too.

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  225. 229 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Uh oh…

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  226. 230 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I liked Chip alot when he was doing Cubs games. Something about him seems so fake and forced to me when he is with the Braves. He and Joe don’t have any chemistry, especially compared to Joe and Boog. I just don’t think he has found a partner he can have chemistry with while with the Braves. Chip and Boog would probably be a great pairing. They’re both young and seem to have an interest in similar topics. I like Chip alot more during the pregame and postgame on the radio. He seems more real in that setting.

    I gotta say Prado is looking real good so far. I love KJ though and don’t want to see him forced into a platoon or the DL. Perhaps 15 days on the DL for KJ wouldn’t be such a bad thing though. I’d rather KJ be healthy thank making errors and having his range cut down at second because of his knee

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  227. 231 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Okay… I think I’m going to like this kid Jair…

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  228. 232 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Tell me! Tell me!

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  229. 233 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Jair is da man.

    5 Ks through 4 IP

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  230. 234 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Your right WW about Kelly vs Prado. Martin looks a lot more confident this year as compared to last season. Depth is really important for your position players too.

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  231. 235 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Mussina is washed up

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  232. 236 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Is a K good? 😆

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  233. 237 Salty April 2, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Evenin’, all! I like Joe and Boog as well. Likewise, really liked Sutton a lot…except when he’d start talking about the Hall of Fame…got a tad self-serving…although I know he was proud, deservedly so. Chip’s ok…Skip is fine, just didn’t like the attitude at times. Hope his health returns. Pete’s the best.

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  234. 238 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    ATTABOY MATTIE! HOME RUN!

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  235. 239 Salty April 2, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Why didn’t Bay catch that ball?

    Nice home run, Diaz! 🙂

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  236. 240 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Way to go Matty… 3-0 Bravos

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  237. 241 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Not quite warning track power this time for Kotsay. 15 feet shy of the warning track

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  238. 242 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Mussina is washed up

    I thought Patton captured that place a long time ago.

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  239. 243 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Kotsay needs to level out his swing… Warning track power

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  240. 244 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Jair shattered that dude’s bat. SHATTERED THAT BAT TO PIECES

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  241. 245 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    How about that? 7 pitch inning. 5 strikeouts, 6 groundouts through 5 innings. Can’t ask for more than that out of a kid this young. And the most important part, especially after CHuck James and all of the other guys last season: ONLY 68 PITCHES THROUGH 5 INNINGS. If everything goes right, we could get another 2 innings out of Jair

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  242. 246 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Is it a Curacao thing? Jair kind of has a stance like Andruw had before 2005. Feet close together. Even holds the bat the same way. Even strikes out swinging at an outside pitch.

    WOW! Great play by Wilson and Laroche there

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  243. 247 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Interesting to hear folks talk about the broadcasters…Pete used to come into the Borders I worked at in Buckhead. He’d buy some newspaper, or magazine. I’d say, hello, he’d say in a disguised voice hello back…. while looking down at the counter. Clearly a man that wanted to talk baseball! 😆
    Well, it must be tough and time any of the broadcasters are out in public….”Skip, love ya man, hey will you do me a favor and tell Andruw to not swing at low and away pitches? First time anyone has ever mentioned this to you , you say??? Hey, what’s that gesture mean????”

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  244. 248 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    We are about to reach the point where the question is: Can the bullpen hold it? I think that is the key to this season.

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  245. 249 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Yunel works the walk with two outs. Chipper follows with a single.

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  246. 250 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Tex sucks so far

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  247. 251 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Chipper seems to be swinging better from the right side this year…at least so far.

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  248. 252 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Chipper is swinging a “magic” stick…

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  249. 253 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Hopefully, he would dupicate another Borarse player’s walk year in the ATL!

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  250. 254 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Berigan, I often wonder what it is like for guys like Skip and Pete and Larry Munson. On the one hand, it must be great to be beloved. But there just have to be so many days where they wanna say can I pump my gas, get a cup of coffee, buy the paper, and get a donut in peace?

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  251. 255 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Yes ww, but between music critiques DOB assures us that Tex will be OK. Problem is, is he talking about our Tex, or Tex Ritter.

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  252. 256 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Anyone else see Larry Bowa get tossed last night in LA because he would not get in the third base coaching box?

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  253. 257 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Chipper has 6 RBIS through the first 3 games

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  254. 258 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    uh…I mean hope he won’t duplicate another guys walk year…sheesh! I really don’t think he will….
    I hope the Braves will keep Jurrjens pitch numbers down…we haven’t had a guy this young in the rotation since….when????

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  255. 259 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Kid must be getting tired. Need a DP here..

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  256. 260 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Dammit. Jair seems to have lost it here. Left a ball up for a single to left and then walked the next batter on 4 pitches.

    1st and 2nd, no outs.

    Time to keep the ball down and get a DP

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  257. 261 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Do you want to be “famous”, or get your gas, pass your gas and eat your doughnut in peace? Interesting dilemma.

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  258. 262 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Yeah, I hope they don’t push Jair too much this year. Horam went from 15 innings to 90 innings to 180 innings within a three year span. He got hurt the next year in 2004. Was washed up last year and is now out of the game at 27 years old. Gotta be gentle with these fragile youngstas.

    Darn, Jair got the groundall he needed. But his stuff was so nasty, he could only induce a weak grounder and get an out at first.

    2nd and 3rd now, 1 out

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  259. 263 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Paladin, I’m not famous and I hate it when people behind the counter at gas stations want to get all friendly with me.

    I have a rule. The day they start putting my Camel Lights on the counter when I walk through the door is the day I go find another gas station to frequent.

    I’m real antisocial like that.

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  260. 264 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    WW, the very few celebs I have seen in person, makes me not wanna be one! I remember seeing the beautiful Jayne Kennedy on a Delta flight many years ago. Just walked with a completely fixed gaze….straight ahead. And she wasn’t even a big time celeb! And like you said, when most everyone knows you, at least by voice, it must be tough.

    Gil, I did…Bowa is a you know what. He wasn’t going to wear the batting helmet. Doesn’t want to stand in the box. Baby. He was a lousy manager as well, why does he still have a job???
    He wouldn’t have started in this era either. He hit like a pitcher for many years. 17 rbi’s one year with the cubbies, in 391 AB’s!!!! I remember too well, being a big cub fan then….

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  261. 265 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Well, that is where we differ ww. I like being treated “special”. I take it as a mark of respect. Maybe it’s a small town thing.

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  262. 266 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t like Tex. Find him soulless and lacking in personality. But I hope he hits the heck out of the ball this year and wins an MVP. The Braves need him to be that good. Has anyone ever heard the guy talk? We’ve got a so called superstar here who was a big tim local star in college and the man s rarely heard from. It’s probably because the only quotes and inside sources we ever get are from hoss and the bearded icon. Does anyone else on the team talk?

    Wow, Jair fell apart here. The funny thing is that he didn’t get hit hard. None of the hits were really smoked. None went for homers or extra bases. Just a bunch of singles sandwiching a walk.

    He’s out now. Cox went to the pen. Bennett in now. Man, he looks like a different man this season. So much more thin and fit

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  263. 267 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, what a double play! Skip says it all the time, someone’s going to get hurt by a bat(It hit Chipper in the foot) but, what can be done about it???

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  264. 268 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    That’s exactly what you need from your reliever. Nice DP…

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  265. 269 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Tell me! Tell me! How bad is it, and how many outs, etc?

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  266. 270 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Change the bat so the handles are not so thin..

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  267. 271 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, there are days I run out to get a Subway sandwich or a pack of cigarettes and I look like a wreck. Sometimes, I think it must suck if you are a celebrity and you are doing that same thing and here come all the TMZ photogs chasing you down the block taking pictures of you while you look not only homely but homeless too.

    Good job by Bennet inducing the DP.

    THat was a really strong throw by that Bautista guy over at third to nail Frenchy.

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  268. 272 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Only thing I wonder about Bennett is that I think he is 2-3 MPH slower this year…hopefully, it’s more to do with it being early…

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  269. 273 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    MLB needs to better regulate what kind of bats are used. The bats they are using these days are really wooden bats injected with steroids. I’m serious about that.

    I think tennis needs to get away from the metal rackets as well. They just hit the ball too hard these days. There’s not enough back and forth action to maintain my interest anymore

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  270. 274 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    3-2 Braves 008…

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  271. 275 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Do you guys read anybodies posts besides your own? And will one of you self-centered ___ ___ please tell me the score? Thank you!

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  272. 276 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Berigan… A little slower but better movement

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  273. 277 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you, Gil. And I WASN’T referring to you!!

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  274. 278 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    We need to all send 4-5 bucks to Paladin so he can get a dish, and still drink his froo-froo wines! 🙂

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  275. 279 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    :-)…

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  276. 280 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    What the hell? This is why the bullpen gets worn out by August. Jurrjens pitches good but only goes 5.3 innings. Bennett comes in and gets a double play? Does BObby leave him in? Nope. Let’s bring in yet another releiver. It will take 4 or 5 pitchers to win this thing. Inexcusable.

    I read this morning that Bill James wishes that they would adopt a new rule where you can not replace a reliever until the reliever had actually given up a run. I like that idea. Would make the games go by much fastert

    Acosta just shattered that bat. They’re sawing off alot of bats tonight. Wow, Frenchy galloped for that one like a horse

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  277. 281 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Well froo-froo to you too. 😆

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  278. 282 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Gil, if he can get those kind of ground balls all the time, I won’t complain! 😉

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  279. 283 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Well, Manny redeemed himself tonight.

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  280. 284 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I HAVE a dish. But, due to limited resources I can only afford one “ticket”. I get the NFL ticket. That leaves me depending on my “friends” to keep me abreast of baseball. Pretty please!!

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  281. 285 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Nice at bat by Pena

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  282. 286 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Acosta looked good. Nice hit by Pena

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  283. 287 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Jerrrooooooooommmmmme Jurenovich

    I can’t stand that guy

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  284. 288 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    This is like that bit on SNL. Baseball scores: 11- 7, 5 -4, 4 – 2 ….

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  285. 289 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    WW, as you may recall from last year, I have a lot of issues with the way Bobby uses the bullpen. I understand wanting to get Acosta back in there…but, can’t he go in the 8th??? And Soriano the 9th??

    All right Pena! Perhaps Bobby will keep you around.
    Forgot to hit submit! 😳

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  286. 291 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you Berigan and ww for your “effort” to keep me informed. Perhaps tomorrow night I will go down to the School for Sight-Impaired and get it by braille.

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  287. 292 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Well, Pallyboy, I am now watching a Movie with my Dad, so I am even more in the dark than you are!!! Braves WILL win!

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  288. 293 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Dad’s not much of Baseball fan…. 😕

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  289. 294 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    3-2 Brave, Top of eight with 2 outs, one on, Resop on to pitch..

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  290. 295 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    strike one to Nady

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  291. 296 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    foul to right… 0-2 count

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  292. 297 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you, Gil!!!

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  293. 298 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    98 mph fast ball foul

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  294. 299 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    nice change up for ball one

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  295. 300 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    check swing for ball two

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  296. 301 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    just missed with a fastball.. full count

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  297. 302 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Nady draws a walk. 2 on, 2 out

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  298. 303 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Doumit takes a ball outside… count 2-1

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  299. 304 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    2-2

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  300. 305 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    3-2

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  301. 306 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    F-7

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  302. 307 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    going to bottom of eight

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  303. 308 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Yeah! And is Doumit really his name. Also, is Resop kin to Esop? Just a weird thought.

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  304. 309 Paladin April 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    We are having a storm so I’m going to have to shut down. Thanks for your efforts, Gil. I’ll have to find out the rest in the morning. Go Braves!

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  305. 310 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Looks like it is gonna take 7 pitchers to finish this one off. An insurance run or two here would sure be nice

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  306. 311 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  307. 312 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Single oppo field for Frenchy

    Tex has a gorgeous swing

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  308. 313 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Alright. Single by McCann moves Frenchy over to third

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  309. 314 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    That is the advantage of having McCann hitting behind Frenchy

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  310. 315 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Diaz with the single, driving in Frenchy. Wow. This is a really good offense with Diaz playing everyday. So deep. Need to get KJ back healthy though

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  311. 316 williamwallace April 2, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I agree Gil. The bases would only be loaded right now if McCann was ahead of Frenchy. Also, having Frenchy on first opens the hole between second and first for mcCann to squeeze the ball through

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  312. 317 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    At least we don’t have Andruw sucking the life out of rallys

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  313. 318 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    This is what Richmond’s offense looked like last season

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  314. 319 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    WOOOOOO!!! I got back just in time!!! 😀

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  315. 320 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Go get em Yunel

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  316. 321 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Paladin: You can go to ESPN.com, go to the MLB scoreboard, and click on the GameCast for this game, if you should want to. It gives a graphic play-by-play account.

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  317. 322 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    That was a pretty impressive display of offense by the Braves

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  318. 323 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    I got home and turned on the game in the 8th just as Tex smacked his. Talk about timing! 😀

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  319. 324 Voice of Raisins April 2, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Ahhh… victory. 🙂

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  320. 325 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    BRAVES WIN BRAVES WIN….. 🙂 See ya’ll later

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  321. 326 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    That’s more like it!

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  322. 327 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Agreed, WillyWally; Bennett should’ve pitched 2 more innings after that double play. It’s the whole freakin’ reason he’s here. However, Bobby came up with that idea and doesn’t remember it during game time…we’ll just have to let the talent overcome him once again. I think this year it might actually happen.

    Paladin, if you’re referring to Aesop, I think that’s just a fable.

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  323. 328 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    OK, first impression of Jurrjens is pretty good. He really does seem to have an idea of how to pitch, unlike most real young guys.

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  324. 329 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    The starters look fine (fingers crossed for Hampton and Smoltz), but if they all have Chuck James syndrome innings wise and Bobby still won’t utilize the bullpen properly like any high school coach would, it might not matter. Unless the bats keep up this pace. Please understand, I think this team is so good it’ll take a collaboration of freak accidents, bad luck and managerial ineptitude to keep them from winning. We can and will get by with two out of three. 🙂

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  325. 330 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I’m curious to see how Hampton does tomorrow. I don’t have any expectations so if he’s decent I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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  326. 331 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Nice work by Gil & WW on the PBP, by the way.

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  327. 332 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Anybody else just about have heart failure when that broken bat headed for Chipper? I was having visions of another freak injury.

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  328. 333 ssiscribe April 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Top of the evening, denizens, on this, the first winning night of the 2008 season.

    Great game by Jurrjens tonight. Pitched to contact, didn’t get flustered, worked the plate very well. I’m telling you, Jair looks like a guy who could be one of the anchors of the rotation for a long, long time.

    I’ve watched him pitch three times now, and listened to two of his other starts. I LOVE his approach on the mound. He lets his fielders work behind him. He hits his spots. He looks like he knows what he’s doing out there, throwing the heater to set up the breaking ball, knows he has two sides of the plate with which to work, doesn’t get upset if he misses his spots. He’s a contact guy and he still struck out five, which shows me he has super good stuff.

    Good night offensively, too, with the bulk of it coming late. Good to see Tex hit that homer, and not just the fact the ball went out of the ballpark, but the swing was perfect. And this just in: Yunel Escobar is going to be a star. Love his swing, the way he hits the ball, his defense.

    Speaking of defense, Chipper played another heck of a game at the hot corner. The double play was huge; Bobby said on postgame it was the play of the game.

    I’m a bit worried about the way we burned through the bullpen again, though, especially with Hampton pitching tomorrow (I don’t think you can ask for anything more than five innings), and no off days for the next week and a half. I would’ve sent Bennett back out there for the seventh, and I’d had Boyer in there in the ninth, not Ohman.

    But alas, a win is a win is a win, and I shall not complain.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  329. 334 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    And the Nationals still in first… Imagine that… Must be Karma…

    Now, I know it is a bit much to ask but I really would like for the Fish to give the Mets more of a game. At least use their bullpen up a bit.

    The folks in the city of brotherly love will be calling for Charlie Manual’s head on a platter if the Phillies get swept by the Gnats.

    The Braves played with a lot more heart tonight and it showed. Prado set the table for Chipper twice plus an RBI and a nice turn on a DP. Does Blanco get a start tomorrow night in center?

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  330. 335 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I hope so, Gil. After all I’ve heard about Blanco I’d like to see him play.

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  331. 336 Gil in Mechanicsville April 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    FBG… Kotsay is adequate in center but at least Bobby is not tempted to bat him clean-up. He has warning track power so he needs to keep his swing level and hope he hits it where they ain’t…

    Blanco has a stronger arm than Kotsay but I don’t know if BC is going to give the kid many starts.

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  332. 337 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Gil, you sure about that? I believe you, of course, but I was under the impression that Kotsay led the AL in assists a couple of years ago and only didn’t the last year he was healthy because nobody ran on him. Thought that was his main strength.

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  333. 338 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Yeah, I remember hearing that Kotsay had an above-average arm.

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  334. 339 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I can tell you from Spring Training he has an above average wife. 🙂

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  335. 340 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Behave, you brat.

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  336. 341 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    And she didn’t bring you cake either. 😛

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  337. 342 morpheus45 April 2, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    True enough. But she might have if she’d known me better. Of course, she might also have sprayed me with mace.

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  338. 343 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I have faith in your ability to charm anyone who gets to know you, oh green furry one.

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  339. 344 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    And where the heck is everybody else tonight?

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  340. 345 Carolina Lady April 2, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    East…..W…..L…..STRK…..PCT…..GB
    WSH………..3……0……W3……1.000….-
    NYM…………2……1……W1……..667…..1.0
    ATL………….1……2……W1……..333…..2.0
    FLA………….1……2…….L1………333….2.0
    PHI………….0……2…….L2……….000…2.5

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  341. 346 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    See, CL, it’s getting better already.

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  342. 347 Carolina Lady April 2, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I want to see ‘NYM’ under ‘ATL’! 😆

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  343. 349 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Healing, slowly. It’s going to be quite a while before she’s ready for any physical therapy.

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  344. 350 Carolina Lady April 2, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    She remains in my prayers! I truly hope she comes out of it strong and healthy!

    Midnight approaches – and the dratted clock is lurking, just waiting to jolt me from a sound sleep. (How can a clock be gleeful, anyway??)

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  345. 351 flbravesgirl April 2, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    My alarm clock is like that too. It always rings before I’m ready to wake up.

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  346. 352 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

    At least the sun is up now when it rings. I hate getting up in the dark! 🙂

    Sleep well! See ya tomorrow – the Good Lord willing! 🙂

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  347. 353 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

    What’s wrong with your cousin? Why do I get the feeling I miss out on a bunch of stuff here?

    Hey, CL! Have I told you lately I love you? It’s true.

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  348. 354 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Good night, CL!

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  349. 355 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Hey, Grinch! No, you haven’t. G’night! 🙂

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  350. 356 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Sorry, Grinch, I think you were under a pile of schoolwork then. My cousin, Bunny, was in a serious riding accident. She’s done barrel racing & quadrille team since she was a kid. She was doing a trick riding routine with her team when another rider collided with her & threw her from her horse. They think at least 2 horses trampled her. Her arm & leg were broken & a lot of her teeth were busted off. The orthopedic surgeon said her leg was the worst break he’d ever seen. It’s just bone fragments, pins & plates right now. She’s got a very long & painful recovery ahead of her.

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  351. 357 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Yowch. Sorry to hear that. If it helps any, my orthopedic surgeon told me my knee had the equivilent of a grenade going off in it and I can still beat my friend Scott to the fridge seven years later.

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  352. 358 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Grinch, you could beat anybody to the fridge if you knew there was beer in it.

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  353. 359 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Oh, the pain! Reality striking home!

    Yeah, well…umm…my car is faster than yours. 🙂

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  354. 360 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Honey, I don’t have a car. Remember?

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  355. 361 Bob, journalist April 3, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Berigan, I’ve been out sick … haven’t read the Blog but saw your lead …you’re the best!!

    Good night and God Bless!

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  356. 362 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Hi, Bob! Hope you feel better soon!

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  357. 363 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Well, the rest of the night shift seems to be AWOL. Guess I’ll shut down & curl up with a book.

    Good night y’all.

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  358. 364 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Bob… You are not allowed to be ill… Now get back to work… And bring that jimmy smith fellow with you.

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  359. 365 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Grinch… yes, Blanco has a heck of an arm. Last year I saw him throw a perfect strike to second base from the 402 foot mark at the center field wall at the Diamond. Not a one hopper either… A really strong and accurate throw. My only question was if he would be able to hit major league pitching but apparently he worked on that part of his game over the winter.

    It was funny watching the Braves tonight and thinking how much the offense reminded me of the Richmond club last year before Yunel was called up to Atlanta. Come to think of it, the middle infielders were the same. Nice when your farm is contributing like that. Now if we can just come up with a first baseman.

    I will not be surprised if Jair has some games in which he gets banged around this season as it is part of the growing process but I’ll bet you $10 to a donut that 29 other clubs will wish they had him by September. That kid has real poise and a very nice mound presence. Let’s pray that the Braves are not stupid and blow his arm out by having him pitch 200 innings while he is so young.

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  360. 366 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Kudos to Wren in making the trade which could result in a true replacement at the top of the rotation when Smoltz hangs em up.

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  361. 367 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Gil Mornin’ everyone. 😕 Fell asleep for 2 hours. Not 2 solid hours mind you. Woke up from a simply wonderful nightmare, in which there were spider webs all over my bed…and down to my bed!!! 😯 And it was even nighttime in the dream, with just my closet light on! 😯 And I was getting more upset by the minute the dream, I was screaming like a girl. Well, a scared girl. Fun! 😡

    But, I manned up, and slept one more hour! With a can of raid in one hand, and a teddy bear in the other. I’m sure the 4 year old down the street understands, and won’t miss it much.

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  362. 368 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Bob, good seeing you here again!! Gotta stay well now, the season’s started! 😆
    And thanks for the kind words!

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  363. 369 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Gil, a throw from 402 on the fly to home plate??? Wow!!! Guess he really should be the 4th guy….
    I like the moves Wren has made as well Gil! I do wonder if Kotsay will hit though….I’m willing to give him a chance of course(Good thing, since I have no say in the matter!) but I wish we had given Anderson and Blanco a chance from the beginning.

    Just watching baseball tonight I recorded. Fernando Vina was talking about an injury he suffered in 2003. Ruptured a tendon in the back of his leg…says there are 3 tendons that run from the knee up, and they removed that one!! Yikes!!! When they showed the highlights of the game, he praised Kelly Johnson on the turn he made a 2nd on the DP! 😛

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  364. 370 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 5:30 am

    Hey, want a nice story??? A guy named Rico Washington made the Cards team after being in the minors for 11 years!!!!!
    Here are his stats….
    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/W/Rico-Washington.shtml

    But, it gets better, he got a big hit in the game last night!!! 🙂

    Rico Washington drove in an insurance run with his first career hit after nearly 4,000 minor league at-bats in a four-run eighth.

    “I had to stay positive and keep going at it and hoping that this day would come true for me,” Washington said. “It finally happened and I’ve just got to thank the Cardinals and thank everybody that gave me this chance and believing in me that I can play here.

    “It’s more beautiful when you win and you get the first hit, too.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=280402124

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  365. 371 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Berigan, shame on you for stealing a 4-year-old’s Raid!

    Speaking of Jimmy Smith…where’s Jimmy Smith?

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  366. 372 Salty April 3, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I’m a team player, so…CL…this is from the mighty ‘Green One’…suck up master that he is! 😆

    http://www.last.fm/music/Marty+Robbins/_/Have+I+Told+You+Lately+That+I+love+You

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  367. 373 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Grincher; Thanks for correcting my spelling of Aesop. When I wrote “esop” it didn’t look right, but at “that time of night” and after some chianti, nothing looks right.

    Also, huirry and get up. Cyrano Salty is “plodding your trough” to CL. Next it will be Ferlin Huskie. 😀

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  368. 374 Salty April 3, 2008 at 8:59 am

    For you Pal(adin)! :lol
    Or do you prefer Simon Crum…or Terry Preston? Sheesh! 🙄

    http://www.last.fm/music/Ferlin+Husky

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  369. 375 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 9:01 am

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) – A student pilot whose two-seat Cessna 150 ran out of gas while he was floating through the skies made an emergency landing Wednesday on an interstate highway in western Virginia.

    Matthew Edward Scott, 27, of Blountsville, Tenn., was on his way back to Abingdon’s Virginia Highlands Airport from Knoxville on his first solo flight when his engine sputtered and he had to quickly find a safe place to land.

    He picked Interstate 81, and brought it down safely with the flow of traffic.

    When I see stories like this the steam comes out my ears. He will probably be lauded for his “performance”. In the meantime, what was the fuel gauge trying to tell this brain-dead POS?! IF he is allowed to continue training he should have to go all the way back to ground school and when it comes time for his check ride it should be given by a fire-breathing dragon. Yes, I’m available.

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  370. 376 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Get the mop pail ready CL. Salty is going to be spouting on-behalf-of-Grinch sonnets beneath your window, at any time. Don’t miss. :mrgreen:

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  371. 377 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Paladin, isn’t there a chance the Cessna’s fuel gauge wasn’t reading correctly?

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  372. 378 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Berigan; A Cessna 150 is about as complicated as your Lincoln. And part of pilot training is to keep track of how long you have been in the air and check that against the fuel gauge. If there is ANY doubt, you land at the first available field(and there are hundreds in that area). You DON’T try to make it back to your home field on the CHANCE that everything will be alright.

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  373. 379 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 9:55 am

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  374. 381 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Oh, geez, now he’s got Paladin doing it.

    ‘Morning y’all.

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  375. 382 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 10:05 am

    😆 😆 😆

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  376. 383 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 10:06 am

    All you gym rats try doing THAT routine every morning!!

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  377. 384 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I was just wonderin’ P-Din. I had a 1964 Buick Electra that I bought in the mid 90’s Very nice shape, chrome still looked new…first night I got it, I drove it home to clean up, then looking for an excuse to drive my “new” car, I remembered the gauge was reading 1/4. So, went to fill up just in case it didn’t read correctly. Well…even though the previous owner didn’t mention it, if it got to a quarter tank, it was really on empty! 😯 Of course it was dark, and along a 2 lane road with ditches on each side! I was sure it would be hit when I got back to it, but it wasn’t…..Thank God! Never did get the gauge or the sending unit replaced.
    But, with a 20 gallon tank, and 14 MPG, I could drive a fair piece. Of course, I also had to drive nearly a 100 miles a day to work, so I was filling up every other day! 🙄 Put 25K on it in one year. Yep, I am nuts. :mrgreen:

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  378. 385 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Back couldn’t handle it P-Din!(Street name, like J-Lo)
    Surprised you didn’t dig up the Clockwork Orange version! 😛

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  379. 386 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Giles will learn 3rd, after all!!!
    http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10756833/rss

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  380. 387 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Just take for what it is worth, bare-again. 😀

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  381. 388 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Hey! I’m in my underwear….

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  382. 389 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:30 am

    TMI Berigan, TMI!

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  383. 390 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    TMI. The Most Idiotic? 😀

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  384. 391 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    You mean bear-again since he had to bring teddy back into use.

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  385. 392 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Way too much information.

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  386. 393 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

    ‘Morning, y’all! Love the music! 😆

    Paladin, if this was the kid’s FIRST solo flight, his instructor is the one who was ultimately responsible, I think. I remember my first solo: after a set of touch-and-goes, my instructor told me to pull off to the side of the runway, got out and told me to make 3 circuits. Heart pounding, scared-nervous-exhilarated-and-thrilled all at the same time, I never once thought to check the fuel gauge. I remembered everything else, but never considered that.

    I once checked the fuel, but forgot to turn the fuel ON. Started to taxi, the engine sputtered, died and there I sat for all the world to see. Mortally embarrassed. Found my mistake, fired it up again and wanted to fly away never to return to the snickering, snide comments that I was bound to face on return. 😳

    The Lord looks after Student Pilots and fools! 😆

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  387. 394 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Good morning, CL!

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  388. 395 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    FLB, Bear-again comment 😆

    CL, your a pilot as well???? Wow!!! That means you can just hop in a Cessna and fly to a few games, right? 😛

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  389. 396 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Spent my entire professional life in aviation, Berigan. Had to take early retirement after an 18-wheeler smashed into my little Toyota. 😦

    When I get some time (!!), I’ll scan and post some photos, including one after that first solo! My first love was Charlie. N8056C. 😀

    (It’s still flying, currently in Alaska:
    http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N8056C.html

    and here’s one similar to it:
    http://www.aviator.nl/images/G-ARAN-12571-big.jpg)

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  390. 397 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Ok, you want to see a wild youtube clip??? As so often happens, I come across the most interesting stuff when I can’t find what I was looking for! I imagine it’s from the late 40’s/early 50s. Starts off slow, a weird harp guitar, then a crazy thrash banjo finish! 😯 Oh, and a women keeps lifting her skirt far too high while dancing. (Relax ladies, you don’t see anything, though I was for one was shocked, shocked!)

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  391. 398 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Good points CL, and I certainly wasn’t a Howard Hughes on my first solo. But, I don’t think it was his first solo. It was his first solo “cross-country”. And I certainly assign some of the fault to the instructor, that is why he needs some 2 X 4 instruction from a pro.

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  392. 399 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:03 am

    “thrash banjo”?

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  393. 400 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Gee, I guess it would help if I posted the link, eh??? 😳 Did I mention I have only slept 2 hours??? 2 nightmare filled hours???? Yet, I feel better than I do on days I have slept 4-5 hours…

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  394. 401 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:11 am

    OK, that was weird.

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  395. 402 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Good morning, FBG! Hope you had a good night!

    Paladin, I didn’t know it was the first solo cross country; that makes a BIG difference! In that case, YES, he IS at fault, though his instructor should follow-up behind him to be sure he did all the pre-flight. Until the student is signed off, the instructor is ultimately responsible. Lesson learned – for both, I’d wager! 🙂

    That’s why there are these things called “Check Lists”! 😆

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  396. 403 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

    CL, sorry about the accident!!! Did you mention that at some point on the other board???? The Accident I mean…it sounds familiar now…but, I sure didn’t know about you being a pilot!
    One thing I really like about this board, is even with a fair number of posts a day….you can at least stand a chance of keeping up! The other place, so many posts in a day…and you read something interesting, what to comment, then the dopey Mutt fans post for 20 minutes, then someone under an assumed name, then another interesting post…by the time you got down to the end, you forget what you were going to post about in the first place!!!

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  397. 404 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Berigan; Back in my youth if you wanted to play the uke or tenor banjo, you would get Eddie Peobody’s book. BUT, if you want to hear a tenor banjo absolutely torn up!! at that same site–on the right–click on Maurice Bolyer and watch in awe!!

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  398. 405 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Back in the early 90’s, a friend of mine decided he wanted to learn to fly. He did all the lessons, etc., etc. and finally got to the stage where he had to fly solo. The plan was to fly from Airport A to Airport B and land, then take off and fly to Airport C and land, then fly home.

    William was doing fine until he found himself having to fly above a pretty thick cloud of smoke from a forest fire. He got turned around and when he was past the smoke saw an airport which he believed to be Airport B. He landed and looked at the sign. Not Airport B! Anyway, he took off again and headed toward Airport C. Sometime during this leg of the trip (remember, he’s a lost student) he looked down and saw an airport which he believed to be one near Charleston. He was only off by 75 miles or so. Turns out that this airfield was a Marine Air Corps field on or near Parriss Island!!! They weren’t very happy with him and sent someone up to “escort” him away (Paladin, was that you?).

    William is now a pilot for Delta Airlines.

    (Just kidding!)

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  399. 406 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I can understand how that would happen, getting turned around in the smoke.

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  400. 407 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Wasn’t me Klobber. I would have shot him down. Hey, a kill is a kill. :mrgreen:

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  401. 408 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Paladin! 👿

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  402. 409 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:38 am

    BTW, that field is MCAS Beaufort where The Great Santini was set, and filmed.

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  403. 410 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Love this guy!

    I sure miss the good humor of people like Red Skelton, Ben Blue, Gene Sheldon, etc.

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  404. 411 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I’m having way too much fun here this morning! Gotta get to work! 🙂

    Later!

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  405. 412 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Paladin, an old friend of mine had a small speaking role in that movie.

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  406. 413 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Sorry CL, but I like less humor, and more banjo. 😆

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  407. 414 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Another “old” friend of yours, did too. 😆

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  408. 415 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Paladin= movie star?

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  409. 416 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Aw shucks, FBG it wasn’t nothing. But, most of my “groupies” give me red velvet cake. Want to be one? :mrgreen:

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  410. 417 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:56 am

    🙄

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  411. 418 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:58 am

    So what are y’all expecting from Hampton tonight? Any predictions?

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  412. 419 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    5 2/3’s and 3 runs…Keeps us in the game. A lot of walks early…can’t stay in long since he probably had little to no sleep last night! Hope nothing snaps, crackles, or pops tonight!

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  413. 420 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Now, BASEBALL!!! Will the “real” Hampton take the mound tonight? I was on record as saying that I thought he would be a big contributor this season. And I say he will give them at least 5 good innings tonight, and turn it over to the BP(Moylan?)with a lead. Any nay-sayers?

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  414. 421 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    P-Diddy, my Uncle Mack got a war-surplus Piper Cub back in the 50’s as a present from my bootleggin’ grandpa; he used to take it up, chase flights of crows and shoot at them with a pistol. He’d periodically run out of gas and land it on whatever country road was nearby and just walk home. The cops always knew where to look. He wasn’t stupid, but he was a completely insane alcoholic who never had a flying lesson to my knowledge (he drank himself to death before I was born). Great storyteller, I hear. He was also in Korea and the only survivor of a unit that was completely wiped out but for him. Maybe that’s why he just didn’t give a $%#@.

    Off to school.

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  415. 422 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Do any of you know what I did with my keys last night? I can’t find them

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  416. 423 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    At the end of the night:

    Mike Hampton (1-0), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 2 BB

    😀

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  417. 424 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    There are old pilots and bold pilots. But, the’re no old bold pilots.

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  418. 425 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    ww: Check under the sofa cushion.

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  419. 426 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Crude comment from Paladin in T-3….

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  420. 427 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    WW, check your (:). Ha! I love abbreviations.

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  421. 428 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Where’s Jimmy? Where’s Chop Seal? I’m starting to think Chop Seal took Jimmy hostage and is holding him in captivity because Chop Seal is mad Carolina Lady did not make Chop Seal a columnist to start the season.

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  422. 429 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Check in your front door, or your car….

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  423. 430 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    They’re, I guess. But then, I am and idiot.

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  424. 431 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Crude comment from Paladin in T-3…. ???????????????

    I thought “obscure” commentary was on sabbatical. 🙄

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  425. 432 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Berigan…. Just so I don’t lose all credibility, the throw Blanco made was from the Center field fence to 2nd base bag… Now flying…. My arms get really tired from all that flapping….

    Seriously… I really did not care for flying all that much, too many things to look out for, especially in this area. It’s why I stuck to boating. All of it is expensive so unless you have a lot of expendable cash you really have to pick and choose your hobbies.

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  426. 433 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    This, from the man that just said…They’re, I guess. But then, I am and idiot. Sounds like something translated from english, to german, to french back to english again! 😛

    It’s a countdown.. t minus 3, etc, etc….but, you had to ruin it by not telling WW to check his behind! 😦 On that note, I shall now go to sleep…wake me when the game starts will ya???? NNNNNNNN. I mean….zzzzzzzz

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  427. 434 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Gil…before I shut’er down…..Oh…That’s still quite a throw though.

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  428. 435 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Well bare-ass-gin, when you wake up note that the comment was made by the green man. But, if I am going to be accused of making a crude comment I may as well oblige.

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  429. 436 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    They are calling for a chance of rain today so there is a chance I won’t get to the opening of the R Braves season. Buddy Carlyle is slated to pitch. We shall see how it goes. Rochester is the Twins’ farm club. I will attempt a scouting report.

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  430. 437 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Hope you don’t get rained out, Gil.

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  431. 438 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my gosh is this funny! 😆

    Check this out:

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  432. 439 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Back later…

    C-ya!

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  433. 440 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Just dropped in to say hey. You guys have been busy the last few days… so many posts it’ll take me a while to get through it all. I started at the top and must say, Berigan, very nice lead you done there. Funny stuff.

    Nice win last night. Got back home just in time to see Tex’s home run, then Yunels own. Two in a row now…c’mon Mike, shake off the cobwebs and show your good stuff.

    Paladin, just saw your above comment to Berigan… just know this Pal… if you get blamed for something you didn’t do, remember that you got away with stuff we didn’t even know about… so it evens out. 🙂

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  434. 441 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Sweet Home Leningrad… that is way bizarre. Good find Raisins.

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  435. 442 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    That was incredibly strange. The band’s hair 😯 & suits made me think “overgrown Oompa-loompas”.

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  436. 443 journalist jimmy smith April 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    williamwallace Says:

    April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    “Where’s Jimmy? Where’s Chop Seal? I’m starting to think Chop Seal took Jimmy hostage and is holding him in captivity because Chop Seal is mad Carolina Lady did not make Chop Seal a columnist to start the season.”

    yes, very much like this, only different.

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  437. 444 Salty April 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Raisins…Leningrad Cowboys…that may be the most irreverent cover band ever! Good fun! Did you look at the other clips: ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘Delilah’? What a hoot! 🙂

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  438. 445 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    ROFLMAO…. Nationals put a 5 spot on the board in the first inning against the Phillies… Let’s go Nats…

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  439. 447 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, I see in the box score that Philadelphia committed FOUR errors through three innings!

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  440. 448 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Ted Turner is and idiot.

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  441. 449 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Re: Ted Turner. The guy who married a traitor is now talking like one. I wonder if one of our boy’s whose buddy has been blown apart by a RSB would like to have a beer with him?

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  442. 450 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I owe an apology to CL, FBG and other female patriots. But, after what he said, I don’t think they would have a beer with him, either.

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  443. 451 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Yes… Ted asserts that the planet has too many people, and that causes global warming. He also asserts that the population has outgrown the resources, and that by the middle of the century, half the planet’s population will be dead and the rest will be eating each other. Let’s see, he also says that CNN no longer covers real news, just light stuff delivered by attractive “chickies.” Add to that the whole patriot thing, and you have one nice little looney rant.

    I like, too, where somwhere in the conversaton, he says he “always suffered from foot-in-mouth disease” but that he’s “gotten better. It’s been a ong time since anybody caught me saying something stupid.” Yeah… at least a couple of minutes…

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  444. 452 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I think Ted should take the lead and reduce his bison herds. As you know, some scientists think that bovine flatulence contributes to the green-house effect. Add Ted’s oral flatulence and the levels are becoming…oppressive.

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  445. 453 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    The meltdown of the Washington pitching staff begins.

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  446. 454 Voice of Raisins April 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Gonna be gone until after midnight.

    Ciao, everybody! 😀

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  447. 455 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Don’t mind if I don’t wait up for you. The latchstring will be out.

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  448. 456 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Apparently, Raisins was the only other human in here. You crickets and tree frogs have it. I’m gone, too.

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  449. 457 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Well, there was a Jimmy Smith sighting but it didn’t last long.

    Nap. then beer and baseball.

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  450. 458 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    As I said earlier, the meltdown of the Washington pitching staff has begun. I had hoped they would/could hold on here in the beginning and help the Braves’ cause, but I don’t think so. I think the OD is calling DIVE DIVE to the crew of US Washington.

    Also, I see where KC hung another L on the “unbeatable” Detroit Tigers. Don’t tell me it’s early. Tell them, it’s time.

    I’m gone again, Flanigan.

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  451. 459 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    In the interests of reality: USS Washington.

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  452. 460 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says an American airman has been killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad.

    A brief statement said the airman was on a patrol about noon when Thursday’s attack occurred in a central area of the capital.

    The identity of the slain airman has not been released pending notification of relatives.

    The death raises to at least 4,012 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003. That’s according to an Associated Press count.

    Another act of “patriotism” according to Ted, the mouth that roared.

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  453. 462 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    CL: I had no idea Caray had so many health problems. Hope he maintains, improves and stays with us a long time to come, announcing or not.

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  454. 463 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    hampton ain’t pitchin

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  455. 464 Salty April 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    WHAT!!! Is Mike Hampton living a Stephen King horror flick? Scratched during warm-ups! 😯

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  456. 465 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    The cover story is that it is too cold and damp for Hampton. Boog said something about Hampton wincing in the pen. Well, anyways, Bennett’s starting

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  457. 466 Salty April 3, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    He did wince…the replay was shown. It is raw…and playing it very cautiously isn’t a bad idea. But…???? 😕

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  458. 467 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I applaud that decision. Why take a chance on injuring someone we need so much in a game, that considering all things, means so little?

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  459. 468 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Well, I hope he’s alright. Probably sneezed too hard

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  460. 469 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Aw com’on ww. That is uncalled for.

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  461. 470 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    My thing is that it tends to be cold and damp in April. They knew that. Maybe they should have just kept Hampton on the DL until it warmed up in May and gone with Chuck James from day one instead

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  462. 471 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    BS!!

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  463. 472 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Come on Paladin. The guy has got to pitch.

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  464. 473 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    It’s in the 50s and raining here today, but expected to be in the 60s tomorrow, and the 70s the day after. You can’t count on a damn thing in April and he has earned the concern.

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  465. 474 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    ww, I don’t want to fight with you. But Hampton, like Smoltz, is a warrior. I’ll bet if it were left up to him, he would pitch. But, we don’t need him now. In Sept. and Oct. we will need him, and he WILL pitch!

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  466. 475 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but Hampton needs to hang the cleats up and start watching from home. Chuck James can at least pitch 5 innings every fifth day. Couldn’t even make it to the freakin’ mound without pulling an oblique; I’ve never seen the like.

    Look back at my posts about Hampton over the last 2 1/2 years and you’ll see nobody supported him more. But this? This is just ridiculous. They need to just put him in a damn wheelchair and have done with it.

    Too cold. TOO COLD? It’s 55 degrees! I was playing football out in the yard at school earlier with some friends…threw about 25 passes and got tackled a half dozen times and I’m the smae age as Hampton and a hundred pounds overweight. I didn’t get paid squat for my efforts; and he can’t throw a %$#^%&^ warm up pitch to Chino Cadahia for 50,000 bucks or whatever he makes per game without sniffling to the showers?

    DISGUSTING!

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  467. 476 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Paladin, it’s not like this is saving anyone; the bullpen’s pitched out already and doesn’t have a day off for another week and a half. The only one this is helping is hampton and it damn sure ain’t helping him with his fans.

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  468. 477 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    DISGUSTING!

    I’ll buy that part of your dissertation.

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  469. 478 Salty April 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Grinch! You’re not in shape…thus nothing to pull!! 😛

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  470. 479 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Well, that didn’t take long. Hampton is in baseball’s twilight zone or something.

    How ’bout that yellow & gray gear on Paulino? He looks like a bug.

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  471. 480 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Paladin, I like Hampton but, come on, before his first start? I don’t begrudge him his money but this is pretty ridiculous. He’s a big reason they did not make the playoffs the last two years.

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  472. 481 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    This man is coming off serious injury and TRYING to give the Braves and us fans a return on their/our investment. Smoltz is starting the season on the DL because of a “twinge” and you don’t say a damn word. Give the guy(Hampton)a break!!

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  473. 482 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Is the plan to make COrky Miller Hampton’s deisgnated catcher? THat’s an awful idea. If there is gonna be a designated catcher, it should be with Hudson or Smoltz. It makes no sense to do it with a pitcher who most likely will give up a full run more than Smoltz and Hudson while producing less runs of offense than Hampton. Bobby is losing his marbles.

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  474. 483 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    NO ONE is harder on players than I am for not playing hurt. But, Hampton has played hurt and always given his all on the mound. I can’t believe that two guys that I like and respect are on his ass about this!!

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  475. 484 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Paladin, I actually was pretty nasty about Smoltz. I didn’t like it at all that he thought he should be playing grabass with Tiger Woods and pitching simulated games and not preparing the right way for the season.

    I’m not questioning Hampton’s desire, heart, grit or anything like that. But at some point you got to get yourself onto the field.

    How would you like a wingman who wasn’t allowed to fly until all the circumstances in the sky and on the plane were just so?

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  476. 485 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Just catching up….Perhaps seeing what happened to Pedro is making them extra cautious. I am more PO’ed with Bobby trying to use Bennett as a short reliever and a long relief guy….

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  477. 486 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I hear you Berigan with regard to Bobby’s use of Bennett.

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  478. 487 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    ww; If I respected my wingman, as I do Hampton, and he didn’t feel he could do the job as it should be done, I would SUPPORT his decision, not to fly. Particularly, if it was a “milk run” like this game is. Now, if it were a “must” mission like Chipper sat out on in the Muts series last year, that would be different.

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  479. 488 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Alright. Nice oppo field hit by Kotsay

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  480. 489 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Smoltz is 41 years old, and through four elbow surgeries has still managed to give us a return on our investment pretty well I’d say; we all know he’d have won the Cy Young at least once if not twice in the last couple of years if there’d been a bullpen. And I DID say a word; I complained that his approach to Spring Training this year looked lackadaisical to me and I didn’t like it.

    Look, I’ve been injured before; I’ve had two major and one minor surgeries on my left knee, a plate and screws in that ankle and twice broke a bone in that foot. I’ve spent months in a wheelchair and months more trying to learn how to walk again in a water tank; I know rehab it isn’t easy and it isn’t fun. I also know you EVENYUALLY WITH ENOUGH HARD WORK either get to a point where you can still play or you can’t. I can’t play well enough for money anymore, and if my orthopedic surgeon or my chiropractor saw me smashing into the asphalt earlier they would’ve screamed, but then I’m not hijacking a major city’s team, either, by acting like it isn’t over yet when it sure appears to be.

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  481. 490 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Look, I’m just having a bad day and taking it out on Hampton. I still like and respect him; I’d just gone through a bunch of crap and came here with the steaks and beer looking forward to seeing him work again tonight. He’s probably my favorite Braves pitcher, and I’m just giving him some tough love. Fuggedduboudit.

    Let’s go Braves!

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  482. 491 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Can I have a hug?

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  483. 492 williamwallace April 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    If you looked good in a sweater, Harold Reynolds would give you a hug

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  484. 493 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    WW, and I just was thinking Bennett has been injured, and missed a lot of time….let’s not burn him out in April either! We carry one more relief pitcher than a lot of teams(Well, I need to double check that, but even AL teams that have the DH will carry a 5th outfielder as well) No need to use every one, every night….
    Tooting my own horn a bit…I am pretty sure that I mentioned on my first lead blog that with Hampton, Smoltz, Glavine, and Jurrjens, we have 4 guys who need to be on pitch counts. Glavine tossed 97 in 5 innings the other day. We are going to use our bullpen like crazy. Need to be smart about it.
    I was really looking forward to seeing Hampton, and I bet he is really bummed to not be out there….I slept in late…so gotta shower and grab dinner….nothing in the house.

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  485. 494 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Grinch; I will compare surgeries and pins with you anytime; and, another time, I’ll tell you about the times I flew with dysentery so bad that I crapped my pants before I taxied out of the chocks, but it apparently wouldn’t do any good. The decision has been made. Live with it.

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  486. 495 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Grinch; My slow fingers make me operate in arrears. I agree. Let’s fuhgedaboutit. Go Braves!

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  487. 496 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Grinch, I’m sure FBG will be here after the game. I’m sure you’d rather have a hug from her than any of us guys here. 🙂

    I can’t play well enough for money anymore…

    Did you play for money before?

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  488. 497 Paladin April 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I’m going to bed. I’m tired. I’m crabby. And, as I said, this game counts little…now. I’ll c y’all tomorrow.

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  489. 498 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Paladin, I knew that was gonna happen. For the record, I wasn’t trying to play the violin for myself and I certainly wasn’t trying to compare injuries with you, you old fart. 🙂 I was comparing injuries with Hampton, and factoring in some of my back problems as well I’d say mine were a fair amount worse, we’re the same age, and I still answer the bell for free when teams get picked. I’m sure there are at least a half dozen people on this blog a hell of a lot worse off in the injury dept. than me.

    And I’m also sure Hampton’s a lot tougher than he comes off; I’ve always said so. I just decided to vent 6 or 7 frustrations at once and use him as a target.

    Chris, I’ll tell you later in private.

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  490. 499 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Grinch, shoot me an email. Do you have my addy?

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  491. 500 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Oh mercy… Hampton. OK, I won’t pile on. I like the guy too, but jeez…

    Song for Hampy:

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  492. 501 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    BIIIIIG Hug for the Green One! (((((((hug))))))) 🙂

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  493. 502 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwARUN8I80Y rel=”nofollow”If Hampton could only reverse the clock

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  494. 503 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ouwwwch… twinged my peck on that last link attempt. Here’s another:

    If Hampton could only reverse the clock

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  495. 504 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    CL, I hope you realize that you just hugged a just played football sweaty green guy.

    Chipper is a stud.

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  496. 505 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve finally gotten the photos of the Grinch Pup uploaded!
    You’ve just gotta see her!!
    https://bravesandstuff.wordpress.com/our-own-candid-cameras/grinchs-photos/

    Grinch, my apologies for taking so long. (He sent these 3/25) ouch! 😳

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  497. 506 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    A very nice looking Grinch pup. Not green, but cute. Big feet too… that pup will grow big and may need yellow shoes.

    Grinch mom looks just like an old friend of mine. Could be sisters.

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  498. 507 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I showered when I came home; not a total heathen.

    SG, sure you didn’t mean “Pec” instead of “Peck?” Big difference…well, might be anyway. 🙂 Grinch mom is a good woman; must have been for not pinching my head off.

    Chris; busy as a bee now but I’ll hit u later tonight.

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  499. 508 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Yes, there is a big difference between pec and peck. Wood pecker. Bushel and a peck. Gregory Pec. But thank you for pointing that out.

    The umpires tonight are really showing us tonight, huh.

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  500. 509 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    All right, which one of our denizens went running out onto the field?

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  501. 510 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Did not want free baseball tonight. Tyler Yates just looked better than he did when he played for the home team. Maybe a fresh start. After 3 nights. Go figger.

    Resop, don’t get too fancy…

    Klobber, that idiot will regret it after a few hours in the brig.

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  502. 511 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    SG, you’re right about that.

    So much for keeping Corky for his defense. That’s at least two passed balls that I am aware of tonight.

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  503. 512 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Bobby Cox makes a move. That is a good thing. Corky tired?

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  504. 513 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Don’t know why he should be tired.

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!???! HAS BOBBY COX LOST HIS DAMN MIND?

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  505. 514 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    What??? Resop in left? Are you kidding me? What the….?????

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  506. 515 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    No doubt we’ll see a hard, tailing slice to deep left field now…

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  507. 516 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Holy smokes! What on earth is going on here?

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  508. 517 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Only thing is that Bobby lost his “book” and has no idea what to do without it.

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  509. 518 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    $%&%$#%&*((&^$%^$#$#%^&!

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  510. 519 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I realize that I am blogging to no one right now, but this idiot umpire has no better idea of a strike zone than Joe West.

    Nice lick by Kotsay!

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  511. 520 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Time for a suicide squeeze?

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  512. 521 ssiscribe April 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Ugh. I’m going to bed.

    –30–

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  513. 522 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    “Ugh”

    Well stated scribe.

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  514. 523 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Of course O’Charley’s had their TV’s soccer and basketball! 😡 Went to the gym, and saw soccer, and basketball…oh, and lost…sigh….

    Skip and Pete thought it was a pretty slick move…y’all didn’t????

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  515. 524 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    That was one bizarre game. Hampton injury. Cox lost his book. We were up against a bad umpire and evidently a bunch of Cy Young Pirate pitchers at Candlestick Park. Braves are getting manhandled by Pirates and off to a slow, under achieving start. The bully is getting worn. Poor series by Braves.

    Now I’m grumpy and going to bed.

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  516. 525 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Blah. This is not fun.

    (((hug))) Grinch

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  517. 526 morpheus45 April 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Well, at least now we get a rest by playing the GOOD teams in the NL for the next few series…yikes.

    Amazing how Tyler Yates starts looking like Mariano Rivera as soon as he changes unis.

    Team looks good, but not gonna matter if they keep losing anyway.

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  518. 527 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Frieda is beautiful! And Ching & Chang are as cute as advertised. Thanks, Grinch.

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  519. 528 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Grinch, I didn’t see him today, but he was hitting 97 the other day…same thing tonight???? Oh, I did finally give the kid back his can of raid! 😉

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  520. 529 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    I’m sure Yates felt like he had something to prove. Too bad he couldn’t prove it to Bobby earlier this spring. He might still have a tomahawk across his chest.

    Grinch, that is a cute pup. Why did you name that shameless hussy “Frieda”?

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  521. 530 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Hampton to the DL. JoJo on his way back to ATL.

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  522. 531 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Grinch is a big fan of ABBA perhaps???

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  523. 532 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I’m torn between disgust at this happening again & feeling sorry for him.

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  524. 533 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 3, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Chris, did Jo-Jo make a start at AAA?

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  525. 534 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I feel bad for him. I know he’s worked very hard to get to this day and to have it taken away like this is awful.

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  526. 535 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Berigan, no. THe season just started tonight and I think that Carlysle got the start.

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  527. 536 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Here’s the box score of the Richmond game if anyone wants to see how the kids did.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_04_03_rocaaa_ricaaa_1

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  528. 537 Carolina Lady April 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Who’s up next???
    Gil
    Raisins
    Salty
    Chrisklob

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  529. 538 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Gee, next time I want to give a boost to the blog I’l just say I’m hitting the showers. Now I can’t sleep because y’all were talking so loud. Next time I want a pitcher to do well I’ll trade him to another team. OK… just griping.

    Slow start. Weird schedule. Braves’ll kick it in gear soon. Not sure if I like it when Bobby loses his playbook and pulls a pitcher to place in left then back to mound thing unless said pitcher is doing well. Not that I like it when he depends on it either. Kotsay almost tied it with that long triple. Game of feet. OK… just griping.

    Now it’s raining here. OK… not griping. Rain is good.

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  530. 539 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    On baseball and life… who was it said, “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” Longfellow I think.

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  531. 540 chrisklob April 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    In two months we won’t even remember these first few games. (I so desperately hope).

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  532. 541 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    OK.. I’m hitting the showers again….

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  533. 542 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Wow…. What a day oh for three… Washington blow a big lead… Richmond gets blown out and the Braves waste a decent effort by Bennett. To top it all off, Hampton does not even make to the starting gate….. Okay, that makes four.

    I did get top meet Carroll Rogers today at the Diamond. She seems a nice enough person despite her being a reporter.

    CL… I will try to come up with something by the weekend. I will ingest some happy pills because my mood is not one that would produce a positive post.

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  534. 543 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Just checking.

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  535. 544 Gil in Mechanicsville April 3, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    By the way, the R Braves were beaten worse than the 11-5 score indicated. Lord that was miserable weather.

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  536. 545 flbravesgirl April 3, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    You have mail, Grinch.

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  537. 546 Savannah Guy April 3, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Now thunder and lightning. Good for sleepin’, bad for computers.

    Your guess is as good as mine on the Braves performance so far. We’ll get’em tomorrow.

    I’ll leave a favorite tune of mine for the after midnight crowd: click play the video too… good sound. G’nite.

    http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/coldplay/god_put_a_smile_upon_your_face.html

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  538. 547 flbravesgirl April 4, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Everybody gone for the night?

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  539. 548 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Kinda sorta….had to talk to a friend who had a quick tax question(First year for him with a small business) and I have to call another friend back….I’ll be free to talk when you will no doubt be sound asleep! :mrgreen:

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  540. 549 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 1:53 am

    The great poet/author D.H. Lawrence married Frieda von Richtoffen (cousin of the Red Baron) and I named my puppy Frieda von Richtoffen Fatbaby the 1st. Neither of us have any shame.

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  541. 550 flbravesgirl April 4, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Did you get my hug, Grinch?

    Fixing to shut down here. ‘Night y’all.

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  542. 551 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I told ya people would be asleep! 😛

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  543. 552 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 4:45 am

    Oh, my head….

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  544. 553 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Thank god for Tramadol and Xanax….

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  545. 554 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Are they strippers from the Pink Pony???? 😛

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  546. 555 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 6:05 am

    I have searched the world looking for answers and it was right here in Richmond the entire time. Finally, sometime the populace of Richmond, especially those in charge of the city government can identify with.

    Richmond has an abundance of potential home grown players and a sport which they have embraced.

    http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news/business.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-04-04-0146.html

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  547. 556 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 6:22 am

    The Richmond River Rats… Has a nice ring to it don’t you think? Just kinda rolls off your tongue. 🙂

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  548. 557 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Bah humbug!! And where is “Robert”(when you need him) to say those things about BC that I’m not allowed to? Tonight possibly Yunel will catch and Tex will pitch?

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  549. 558 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I’m in a real good mood this morning. I think I will take my dog out and sic him on someone. Later.

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  550. 559 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I see where ww went across the street last night and put on his other hat, and persona. I don’t know whether his desire to “debate” with intelligent giants like “Joebrave”, “Bobby’s Cox”, “Deep Throat”, “Coach”, “Debra” et al speaks to him, or us. 😯

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  551. 560 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 10:03 am

    LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a hospital with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

    A spokeswoman said the 86-year-old was taken to the hospital for “assessment and treatment for a chest infection.” She said she had no information about his condition.

    Suck it up Phillip, you weenie! Get out there and do those speaking engagements like we pay you to do!! You ain’t the Queen Mother for cryin’ out loud. Or are you?

    Joebrave et al

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  552. 561 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Good mornin’. Good Mornin’, we’ve talked the whole night thru, good mornin, good mornin’ to you! 😆 🙄
    I’ll leave it to youtube next time…

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  553. 562 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Since Hampton didn’t make it into the game, he can then go on the disabled list retroactively, correct???? Just sayin’ if Chucky got lit up…sounds like Jo-Jo is coming up only as bullpen help??? Will he be this year’s Joey Divine????
    Oh, and Brian Giles was wrong about his brother reconsidering going back to the Dodgers…..sigh….why did I bother to post the story of him going back to the Dodgers ??? Marcus must have some issues if his own brother doesn’t know what his plans are!

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  554. 563 Voice of Raisins April 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

    G’morning, all.

    Drive by blog: (and I have not had a chance to catch up since yesterday afternoon)

    I know I’ll get slammed for this, but I applaude BC for the bold move he made last night. Ring has been LaRoche’s “personal pitcher” for the whole series and has handled him well. The move saved Moylan from making an appearance. It actually worked from the standpoint that Ring K’d LaRoche. Had Resop gotten the 3rd out, we’d all be marveling at BC’s creativity.

    Don’t panic. Judging a 162 game season by the 1st 4 games is like trying to use 100 years of recorded temperatures to gauge billions of years of climate change. Wait… there are people who do that… 😀

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  555. 564 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Berigan; Since I am apparently the only other one on here, I’m not ignoring you. Firstly, I don’t know that much about retroactive dl list. But secondly, it is good for us that Giles is not still a Brave. BC would be batting him at cleanup and telling us that was the only way to let him work his way out of his slump.

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  556. 565 Voice of Raisins April 4, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I’ll be out all day, unfortunately. I hate it when responsibility gets in the way of my personal desires… 😡

    Ciao!

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  557. 566 Salty April 4, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Ask the Brave and Phils if the first 10 games last year meant anything? Not nearly so much as the Mets last 10! (Not that they don’t all count, in the final analysis!).

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  558. 567 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Get out of here Raisins, before we check your temperature with a Louisville slugger. Ouch! :mrgreen:

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  559. 568 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Good point, Salty. Yes, a win in April counts the same as one in Sept/Oct. But, you have many chances to make an April “L” up. Or, that’s the way I see it through these old eyes.

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  560. 569 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 10:38 am

    CL, you have mail!

    VOR, I heard it on the radio, and Skip and Pete said it was a pretty slick move. And I have to agree! You are right, if it had worked, we’d be saying, Bobby Cox is a genius! I’m just glad to see outside the lines thinking from Bobby.

    Paladin, you are so right(For once! :mrgreen: ) Bobby would have Giles batting 3-4 in the lineup if he was still around. I was WAY wrong on keeping him. It just was at the time we were being cheap about everything(Darryl Ward anyone?) It was just frustrating…..

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  561. 570 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 10:48 am

    The old “switcherino”(put a pitcher in a “player” position so that you can bring him back in)has been a part of baseball since Hector was a pup. It has worked, and it has failed. But, BC prides himself on being a “book” manager, and it ain’t book! Besides, if he had done a better job of handling his BP in the other games, it would not have been necessary.

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  562. 571 Voice of Raisins April 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Hey, Salty… I am running out the door, but I wanted to mention that my band is playing in Kennesaw tomorrow night. If you’re interested, go to http://www.myspace/rockofchristband and check out the schedule. Or you can email me. I’ll be back tonight, gang…

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  563. 572 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Well, let me see. Raisins is gone so that leaves me here with Berigan and Salty. Chances of intelligent life? Hmmmm. TAXI!! :mrgreen:

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  564. 573 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Now Terrence Moore’s got a column out: “The Braves’ only weakness is their bullpen.” At the moment, that’s their only strength, though it will soon become a weakness through overuse.

    Quite honestly, y’all, has any reputable newspaper in the history of the country ever had a sportswriter who knew less about sports of any kind than Terrence Moore? It’s not just that he’s a cowardly, inflamatory racist; he really just doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. I read him and Shultz and Bisher and Bradley and I’d say Moore writes a senible, informed column about 1 in 6 and they’re usually about whatever everyone else already knows. Yet he’s the only one of our writers who gets national exposure because he’s a racist. Typical Atlanta nonsense.

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  565. 574 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Grinch; Moore is a racist and everyone knows he is. But, that is precisely why the AJC couldn’t get rid of him, even if they wanted to. He would successfully, sue the hell out of them. In the meantime, he remains sports journalism’s Affirmative Action poster child.

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  566. 575 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Slow afternoon…good for a bit o’ blog domination…and some humorous edumacation! 😆

    This should prove close to Paladin’s heart!

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
    (Hardly seems worth it.) I’ve known women, uh, people…never mind…not worth the doghouse merely for a lame chuckle! 😳

    If you farted, uh…broke wind :mrgreen: consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
    (Now that’s more like it!) Hmmm…:? could that explain global warming?

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  567. 576 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
    (If you’re ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

    Any lefties planning to switch sides? 😆

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  568. 577 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Polar bears are left-handed.
    (If they switch, they’ll live a lot longer)

    So:
    1. Polar bears have ‘hands’?
    2. Who proved this…and how?
    3. Can they pitch?

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  569. 578 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
    (Anyone know people like that?)
    🙄

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  570. 579 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Salty is a doo-dy head! Ha! No domination for you!

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  571. 580 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Starfish have no brains.
    (OK…definitely know some people like that!) Instead of ‘your and idiot’, just say, ‘Starfish’. 😐

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  572. 581 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Klobber; Check your stock. I think Salty has been in to it. 😆

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  573. 582 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
    What say you, Grinch? 😛

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  574. 583 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
    (Pigs, 30 minutes…! Can you imagine?)

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  575. 584 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Maybe it only seems like 30 minutes. You think?

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  576. 585 Salty April 4, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Pig minutes, you say? OK

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  577. 586 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Most of the pigs I’ve been with only last a few seconds; then go raid my fridge and eat all my ice cream. But that’s what you wind up with at closing time. 🙂

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  578. 587 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    In Kingsport Tx there is a law against 2 (or more) pigs having intercorse on airport property. Time limit, you think?

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  579. 588 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)
    (Pigs! Who knew?)

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  580. 589 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Of COURSE it is spelled intercourse. Do you think I and stupid?

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  581. 591 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Of COURSE it is spelled intercourse. Do you think I and stupid?
    Starfish
    Paladin, It did cross my mind…No, not at all! 🙄

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  582. 592 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Speaking of lost heads….
    The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off. 😯

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  583. 593 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    In Wilbur Wash. it is against the law to ride an “Ugly Horse”. As usual, pigs get a pass.

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  584. 594 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    And in Kennesaw, Georgia, it’s against the law to not own a gun!

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  585. 595 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Sir, step away from the Absolutely Stupid and Useless Animal Facts book and let us see your hands at all time.

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  586. 596 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    A cat’s urine glows under a black light.
    😕

    Berigan! You have a black light??? 😆

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  587. 597 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    But there’s more, Paladin! Sheesh! What else you gonna do…write a brief? Short, or long one? Crud…a kid can’t have any fun! 😦

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  588. 598 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Here is one that would have been more “topical” at another time. In Baltimore it is necessary to document all services of a jackass.

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  589. 599 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    What happened to Grinch? And I hope he is not using a stopwatch. :mrgreen:

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  590. 600 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    No, but I am eating some bacon. Gotta run; thunder rapidly approaching.

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  591. 601 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Think they are going to be able to play?

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  592. 602 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    No way tonight…a good three hours of storms are moving into the area now. Tomorrow will even be dicey, if it sticks around until early afternoon as forecast. Of course, it is a forecast! And I have tickets to the game tomorrow. Anyone else going…weather permitting?

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  593. 603 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    It has been raining like a cow over a flat rock all day, here. It is forecast to end by tomorrow morning. But, we are on the northern side of it.

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  594. 604 Salty April 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Poor cow! :mrgreen:

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  595. 605 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    You are right, Salty. I just went to the regional and national radar and the tail-end of this stuff is out in Tx. And, AAMOF, y’all could be in for some batten down the hatches wx. Keep your head down.

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  596. 606 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Been nice dominating with you, Salty, but I’ve got to go feed my pig. You know when they have something to hold over your head how “independent” they can be. :mrgreen: Maybe I’ll catch y’all later.

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  597. 607 Salty April 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Hailin’ and rainin’ to beat the band. The frogs are screwed! 😦
    Sheesh! Gonna be a long evenin’! Not pretty…there goes a boat now…in the street! Yikes! 😯

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  598. 608 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Ya’ll take cover and be safe. I think CL got pounded by a storm earlier today. I am trying to decide if there is time for me to do something useful outside or not. If I wait long enough, the decision may be made for me.

    Salty, is that factoid where the expression “You can put lipstick on a pig”.. originated from. Is it legal for the pig to have intercourse with itself?

    Not sure about the brain but I have been known to have eyes bigger than my stomach… 🙂

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  599. 609 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    CL… I like the new look…..

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  600. 610 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been rearranging the furniture. What do you think??

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  601. 611 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks, Gil! It’s not exactly the way I wanted it, but I think it’s as close as I’m going to be able to make it. Not too bad for an amateur! 😆

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  602. 612 Salty April 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Gil…I don’t know. My wife got the ‘list’ and I decided to have fun at all’s expense. Paladin, of all people, told me to stop…so I took my toys and left. That’s ok, though…he’ll go to bed soon enough and I’ll finish up! 👿 😆

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  603. 613 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I have just watched the annual deification of MLK. Meanwhile, Jefferson, Lee, and hell, even Clinton are among famous and notable Americans that just get their negatives emphasized. Some one asked what would have happened if MLK had lived? I think he would have been exposed as the womanizer, and worse, that he was. Sorry, I know I am about to have the hounds of hell after me. Well, bring ’em on!

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  604. 614 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I glad to see that Salty considers me “people” as in “of all people”. That’s an improvement, anyway. 😀

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  605. 615 Paladin April 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I’m going to bed. But, tomorrow–as always–I will read the overnights. Here’s a little “nautical” warning: If you cross my bow, stand by for a ram! Nite all.

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  606. 616 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I have just watched the annual deification of MLK

    I originally read this as “I have just watched the annual defecation of MLK”.

    Wow, I really need to wear my glasses more often.

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  607. 617 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    so…game rained out? or just delayed???

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  608. 618 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    HAVE Y’ALL NOTICED ANYTHING DIFFERENT ON THE BLOG??? 😆

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  609. 619 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Has it lost weight??? It smells nice…Oh, a new hairdo! Very nice! :mrgreen:

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  610. 620 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Salty Says:
    April 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Polar bears are left-handed.
    (If they switch, they’ll live a lot longer)

    So:
    1. Polar bears have ‘hands’?
    2. Who proved this…and how?
    3. Can they pitch?

    Salty, number 3…. 😆

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  611. 622 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!! Carolina Lady has outdone herself!!!!!

    It’s beautiful. I just logged on and thought I hit a different blog. 4-star stuff.

    Very impressive masthead design CL. Looks like we’re in the bigs now! By the way… I also happened to notice which Brave was a little bigger than the rest and just happened to layout front and center. 😀 🙂

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  612. 623 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    What’s lost amognst y’all about this two day rain delay is that the bullpen gets a much needed rest. God must love the Braves after all.

    Paladin, he also plagarized about 2/3 of his dissertation.

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  613. 624 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you, SG!! I really hope y’all do like it. Thought it was time to dress up a little. And of course the old war horse is front and center! He should be!
    😀

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  614. 625 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    It’s beautiful, CL. Not nearly as lovely as you, of course, but it’ll certainly do. 🙂

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  615. 626 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    CL, I clicked on new post when I just saw it, wrote something glowing….but it seems lost???

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  616. 627 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Frogs, polar bears, fleas, roaches, pigs, cows, cat urine…

    Boy oh boy… I leave for a few days and his place turns into a zoo.

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  617. 628 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks, Grinch! Twice!

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  618. 629 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    ostriches, hounds of hell… still catching up on the zoo. More in a minute.

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  619. 630 Carolina Lady April 4, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Berigan, you clicked on New Post?? Uh…..why didn’t you just write in the regular comment box like always?

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  620. 631 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    CL, the new masthead, or as I would have put it before I read SG’s description, “the thingie at the top of the page with all the pictures in it”, is very nice. Professional looking. Perhaps you’ve found your new calling?

    Did they postpone tomorrow’s game too? Just curious about the
    “two day rain delay” comment. The bullpen definitely (and unfortunately) does need the rest though.

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  621. 632 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    river rats, starfish, ugly horses (good thing no thirsty horses), doody-heads… is that a bird in the dodo family? doody-bird? Howdy Doody? Hmmm…

    This place is no zoo… it’s an animal house. 😆

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  622. 634 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Klobber 😆

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  623. 635 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    SG, it is party time right?

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  624. 636 Salty April 4, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Good one, Klobber! Party on…animals! Animals, everywhere! Welcome….and in keeping with the spirit!!! 🙂
    One of my faves!!!
    http://www.last.fm/music/Guns+N%27+Roses

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  625. 638 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Klobber, I’d love to but I’m just too pooped to pop. Wimping out. Rain check?

    Thought I’d never say this, especially so early in the season after looking forward to games for months, but I’m relieved there is no game tonight. It’s selfish I know, even though the pen needs a break and the team needs a spark… but this ol’ Savannah is whupped. Brain mush. Fried bacon.

    So, I will bid you adieu fair ladies of England, I bid you farewell, fair ladies of Spain. I bid you adieu, fair Ladies of Braves and Stuff, and a hearty so long and a toast for my good mates here too.

    I’ll leave you all with one of my favorite all-time songs:

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  626. 639 Savannah Guy April 4, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Salty! Didn’t know you were a rockin’ Guns n’ Roses kinda’ guy. Rock on bro.

    Hey, I’m ducking out but I’ll be back in the morning. Put some good stuff up here and some entertainment and tunes I can have with coffee. I’ll owe ya’ one.

    G’nite.

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  627. 640 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Gotta love the youtube comments under the video: “This song came out before the movie, right?” Umm, only by about 30 years. This current generation has me convinced not to have children.

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  628. 641 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Just to show how old I am — I’ve never heard of “Battle of Evermore”. Is it a movie? I don’t see many of them.

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  629. 642 Salty April 4, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Klobber…they’re talking about Lord of the Rings. 😆

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  630. 643 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Let me clarify that last post. I know the song by that name, but this accompanying video, I don’t.

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  631. 644 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Never been a big fan of fantasy or sci/fi so I’ve never read the books/seen the movies.

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  632. 645 Salty April 4, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Sci-Fi I like…fantasy, less so. I’ve not read the trilogy either, nor seen the movies, but my kids have…including the Potter series as well. Oh, well…I had Star Wars! 🙂 ‘May the force be with you!’ 😆

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  633. 646 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    My son seems to like all that stuff. I think I’ve seen the first two Star Wars movies when they were first released. Peer pressure I’m sure. Haven’t seen any of the Potter stuff but I did buy some Harry Potter Jelly Beans once.

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  634. 647 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Glad you clarified that, ’cause if you’re too old to have read J.R.R. Tolkein you might almost be as old as Gallilao or Bob. 🙂

    BTW, you don’t have to be a big fan of Sci-fi to dig this trilogy; it’s bold enough to transcend genres. If you watch it though, make sure it’s on a decent home entertainment system. 80% gets lost on a small screen/wimpy stereo. Holla at big daddy Grinch and we’ll have a film fest sometime, with large quantities of whiskey and cigars.

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  635. 648 Salty April 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Large quantities of whiskey and cigars!?! 😯 That’ll color me green, for sure! 😆

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  636. 649 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 4, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Grinch said…This current generation has me convinced not to have children.

    Thats right, the smart don’t spawn,(Yes, I put you in that category 😛 ) while Cletus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel has 7….if you think we have bad choices for prez now…just wait 20 years!!!

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  637. 650 Salty April 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Hmmm…Klobber…are we being bashed? 😕

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  638. 651 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Good evening all… Nothing like the early season to spur false hopes for the pitching poor clubs. A couple of months and the planets will once again align themselves properly with the moon and the stars.

    The Fish scored another walk off win against the mighty Pirates of Pittsburgh. You know folks, at some point I really do have to question if other teams are really that good or the Braves really that bad….

    I am currently watching the woeful ,but able to beat the Braves, Nationals give the St Louis a run. 5-4 top of the 8th and it appears the Braves’ relief pitching is on par with everyone else. One very noticeable difference is the physical appearance of Albert Prujos. Wow, he looks like the return of Sammy Sosa.

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  639. 652 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Ahem… Bergian….. You know I have 7 kids don’t you?

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  640. 653 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    However, you may have proven your point…. 🙂

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  641. 654 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Last chance for the Nats to stay in first place coming up.

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  642. 655 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    with large quantities of whiskey and cigars.

    Nah, I don’t believe in the evils of whiskey or tobacco.

    (Just kiddin’. I think my favorite whiskey is pretty well known. I like full-bodied cigars such as CAO Extreme. I’m not a size queen though. Robusto’s are perfect to me.)

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  643. 656 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Salty, look at it like this. You and Gil and I were all able to find willing participants. Perhaps some other folks aren’t so lucky and they have become a little jaded!

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  644. 657 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    “The Richmond Braves edged the Rochester Red Wings 4-3 Friday at The Diamond. Jorge Campillo tossed 4.1 scoreless innings and Barbaro Canizares knocked in three runs to lead the Braves to their first win of the season.

    The Braves grabbed a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Canizares and a run scoring single by Clint Sammons. Richmond doubled their lead in the seventh when an error set the stage for a two run single by Canizares. Rochester rallied back in the eighth. Garrett Jones drilled a home run. Pinch hitter Howie Clark chased a run home with a single and Denard Span knocked in a run with a fielder’s choice to trim the Braves lead to 4-3.

    Phil Stockman picked up the win in relief. Zach Schreiber notched a save. Brian Duensing took the loss. Canizares and Sammons had two hits each for the Braves. Jones had three hits for the Red Wings.”

    From Braves Dispatches…

    I think that is 6 RBI for Canizares in two days….

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  645. 658 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Uh… willing????

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  646. 659 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Chris, finding willing participants that are also good-looking for no-strings-attached flings is a bit of a chore, but possible. Finding willing participants to have children? You gotta be kidding me; that’s like finding willing participants to take your credit card out for the afternoon. Walk around one day with a t-shirt that says “Willing to have Children” on it and unless you are flat out one butt-ugly SOB you’ll be practically pulled apart by a throng of desperate women.

    I’m more of a mild cigar man myself; still learning the ropes. I usually just let my man at Georgia cigar in Newnan pick ’em out for me. He seems to know what I like.

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  647. 660 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Uh… willing????

    Yes, in the most liberal definition of the word, of course!

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  648. 661 chrisklob April 4, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Grinch, I guess by Berigan’s definition, the stupid shall inherit the earth, as us stupid people are the only ones procreating.

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  649. 662 morpheus45 April 4, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    No need to get testy Chris (pardon the pun); I’m sure he wasn’t including you as a Cleetus. You’re obviously a man of taste and means, and likely send your children tyo a decent school.

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  650. 663 Gil in Mechanicsville April 4, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    school????

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  651. 664 Gil in Mechanicsville April 5, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Grinch… Did you ever buy that 45 long colt?

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  652. 665 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Uh-oh, Gil has 7 kids??? 😳 No guys, not trying to get y’all po’ed at me….When I hear of folks like you all havin’ oodles and gobs of kids,(smart folk of course! :mrgreen: ) that does my heart good.
    My friend says ignorance out breeds intelligence. And I think for the most part, that’s true….
    Not you guys though, did I mention how very smart Salty, Gil and Chris are, lately! 😆

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  653. 666 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Nice try saving yourself Berigan. Too bad, though. You already stepped in it. And boy does it stink!

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  654. 667 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Gil, my finances are somewhat in arrears at the moment. My current handgun collection consists of a Glock .45 (full size frame), a Taurus Millenium Pro compact 9MM, an S&W model 10 nickel .38 w 4 in. BBL, and a Mauser 1910 pocket pistol in .25 ACP. I’d LOVE to get ahold of a Peacemaker/Vaquero style long Colt (preferably a set w coustom belt/holsters), and also a tracker style 5-shot .44 mag w/ rubber grips as a hunting backup. The current Bush economy’s reducing my investments now to the point I’m lucky to be able to buy a brick of ammo for my Ruger 10/22 (which I do have three 40 round clips for…love that thing), so we’ll have to wait and see how gold starts to do. Now that we have another warmonger president on the horizon don’t expect the dollar to rebound unless we invade China…gold is the key.
    Got any such things yourself?

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  655. 668 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Good even… morn.. whatever this is called. Finally get online when it’s almost time to shut down.

    Love the new look, CL! Nice work!

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  656. 669 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I don’t post much music here, mainly because I know that Paladin will hate it all. But Elvis Costello has always been one of my favorites and he doesn’t get the love he deserves in my opinion. So here are a few selections from the “other” Elvis.

    Harry Carey’s lost love child? Gotta love those frames!

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  657. 670 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I’m siding with Berigan & Grinch. I have no intention of having children. This world is too screwed up & I think I’d be lousy at the job anyway.

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  658. 671 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Good morning FLB! We didn’t lose tonight, yippee!
    Grinch, don’t worry, if Obama wins, we will see taxes go way up on the rich, which will really convince them to pour more capital into creating a bunch of new jobs for everyone! 😛 That, with a 50 cent gallon tax increase a few dems want (To help fight Global warming!) we can scoot right out of a recession straight into a depression! 🙂
    No matter who wins, we are doomed, DOOMED!

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  659. 672 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Howdy, FBG.

    Chris, I liked the Pogues as much as anyone but never saw the big deal about Costello. I’ll check the links out and get back to you.

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  660. 673 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Even Paladin might like this one:

    Diana Krall, WIllie Nelson, and Elvis Costello.

    Just learned that Krall and Costello are married and expecting a child. Two comments: First, is she blind? Second, I hope the kid looks like mom!

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  661. 674 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 12:56 am

    FBG, you have the ability to bake good things. That, by definition, makes you a good mother-to-be!

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  662. 675 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Still don’t get it. No offense, dude; a lot of people who’s taste I respect love the guy. Just never did it for me. I’m in an old singer/songwriter mood tonight, and I think this is one of those great songs people just don’t write anymore. Dig it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mhfAO0aYMg

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  663. 676 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Since there was no Braves my sister had me watch “Enchanted” with her. It was actually quite amusing. I’m surprised Disney poked fun at themselves that much.

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  664. 677 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Thanks, Chris, but I’m not going there. My sister will be a great mom. I’ll have fun with the auntie routine.

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  665. 678 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Flb, no, no, no! People like Me, Grinch, and you ARE the people to have kids…the wrong people are speading there genes around….

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  666. 679 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Except for those here on the board of course….man, I keep steppin’ in it! 😳

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  667. 680 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 1:02 am

    You’re just trying to talk me into that polygamist thing again.

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  668. 681 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Grinch, it’s okay. I suspect that a lot of my affection for Costello is tied to other good times I experienced listening to him in my youth. You are a lot younger than I, and missed his “heyday” so I am not surprised that you don’t have similar feelings. He’s not a great singer, not a great guitarist, not a great anything. But to me, the sum of the parts is greater than whatever it’s supposed to be greater than and I will always have fond memories of the guy.

    I remember him subbing for Letterman a couple years ago when Letterman had heart problems and missed some time. Costello truly did a great job and was genuinely funny.

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  669. 682 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Chris, Diana Krall has an amazing voice! She likes my kid of music(Old jazz/pop standards) she should have married me, instead of Elvis! 😦 Speaking of Elvis, in some photos she looks so much like the King I wonder if he spend much time in Canada….

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  670. 683 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Gotcha, and understand the principal of what you’re saying. As for before my time, Dude, I just posted a clip from 1970. And here’s one from ’76 that I’ll drink a beer to any night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iquCHSkmUek

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  671. 684 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Flb, 😆 Hey, two husbands, don’t knock it! Someone always there to kill a bug(Well, Grinch will need to get the really big ones! 😳 ) I can rebuild the carb on the pickup we will all share….Grinch will be glad to watch ice skating with you.
    Grinch will have to make a lot of money to support all 3 of us though….

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  672. 685 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Grinch, is there something you wouldn’t drink a beer to? 😉

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  673. 686 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:11 am

    For that matter I posted some Leadbelly the other day. I’m starting to think you don’t return the listening favor, Chris. 🙂

    Polygamy is a good thing; it’s the only way breeding makes sense. Hell, even Polyandry, for that matter.

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  674. 687 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Berigan, have you discussed this with the green confirmed bachelor?

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  675. 688 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Now, to get everyone mad at me, I don’t much care for Costello, Willie Nelson(Don’t like that voice at all, but he wrote some good songs), or James Taylor!(He looks like a child molester to me!)
    And SG or WW posted a Tom Waits clip the other day, uggh….worst. voice. ever.

    Chris, did you ever see Costello on Fraiser??? Was singing at the coffee shop they frequent. He was very funny on that as well.

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  676. 689 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Which is apparently what y’all are talking about anyway. My professional education is getting in the way. Berigan, there’s still three or four folks in my family not dead yet; there may be some more money in store.

    FBG, I will not drink a beer to…no, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t drink a beer to. But if I mention it specifically, it’s important. 🙂

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  677. 690 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Grinch, I’m not saying that you can’t appreciate music that is “older” than you. I do, for sure. The Beatles, The Who, Stones, et. al., their best music all pre-dates me, as far as when it first became popular but I still love it. I’m just saying that I have a connection to this particular artist that you may not feel because you are about ten years younger than I.

    Not trying to cause a fight. Not trying to say you don’t have an appreciation for music. In fact, you probably have a greater appreciation than I, overall. Just saying that this may be the reason for your lack of appreciation of this particular artist. It ain’t a bad thing. Hey, I never “got” the Grateful Dead. Doesn’t make me a bad guy.

    At least I hope not.

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  678. 691 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:19 am

    I love old creaky jazz….but, I loves me the heavy metal as well…. somewhat mellow deth here. Not too mellow….How in the world did they do this video with the computers around in the early 90s?

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  679. 692 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Berigan, Taylor does have the child molester ‘stache going on; I’ll give you that. But go back and check that link: if you don’t think that’s a great song and a great performance then you’re a doody-head. And don’t forget, he starred in “Two Lane Blacktop,” which may be the greatest muscle car movie of all time.

    Chris, I understand, really. There’s a lot of music I like that y’all probably don’t due to place/time associations. No biggie. That’s part of what this community’s for.

    I never got the Dead either, but I loved me some of those “free Love” patchouli smelling chicks that hung out at their shows. 🙂

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  680. 693 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

    It doesn’t make you a bad guy to not like the greatful dead….I only liked about 2 songs of theirs. I don’t like Bob Marley either. That apparently does make me a bad guy. EVERYONE under 60 likes him it seems.

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  681. 694 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Berigan, I must have missed that version of Frazier.

    Grinch, while music used to play a very important role in my life, it really doesn’t any longer. It’s a shame as I loved it so dearly before. Perhaps I’ll be so inspired to spend a little more time with it.

    And just to say that I’m not sharing musically with the rest of the group, I’ll see your Leadbelly (you talkin’ ’bout me, boy?) with this:

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  682. 695 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:25 am

    I like Marley, but could never fully embrace the lifestyle. The pot part was okay, but the long, dirty dreds wasn’t me.

    Same for those patchouli wearing chicks that love those jam bands. Girls that have more hair on their legs than I just don’t do it for me. Sorry ladies! 😀

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  683. 696 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Berigan, IMO, much better and older song by the same band (1983/4): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DWoJBHibhM

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  684. 697 flbravesgirl April 5, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I’m sorry to bail out on you so quick, guys, but my eyeballs are aching. @#$%& allergies.

    Good night y’all.

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  685. 698 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Berigan, do you like this:

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  686. 699 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Whew! Show-Pan was the man; good call Chris. Here’s an oriental chick doing a pretty good job with paganini on guitar…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98y0Q7nLGWk

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  687. 700 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:35 am

    G’night, dear. Lemme try that again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98y0Q7nLGWk

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  688. 701 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:36 am

    I tried to say goodnight to FLB, but they said I had already said that before!!!

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  689. 702 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Grinch, I played that one on Guitar Hero III with my kid!

    😀

    Amazing how fast those fingers move, isn’t it?

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  690. 703 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Chris, that’s not bad! Funny how the audience looks like the last thing they are interested in is this concert! 😕
    Did you see the funky thrash Banjo clip I posted a morning or two ago??? Chris or Grinch….

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  691. 704 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:40 am

    MIght have missed that one Berigan. Banjos remind me of Deliverance. Don’t want to go there. 😀

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  692. 705 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:43 am

    That always trips me out how people play guitar hero…why not just practice your guitar? Like this kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNaQzx3PCAc

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  693. 706 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Chris, this coming from the guy who posted a clip of Bela Fleck???? 😛
    Most of the clip is some very funky guitars, last 30 seconds or so is a wild Banjo solo. Guy was born too soon, would have made an excellent heavy metal guitarist….apparently the king of the banjo they say…

    Now to check out Grinch’s last clip

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  694. 707 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Grinch, I don’t own a guitar. But my son bought GH3 a week or two ago. I’ve GOT to keep up with that punk. I can NOT let him get better than me at anything. That’ll come soon enough.

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  695. 708 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Berigan, are you familiar with Derek Trucks?

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  696. 709 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Wow, B; that dude was awesome. Something tells me he got smack in the middle of a foursome that evening.

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  697. 710 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Chris, the name rings a bell…a bell that was rung when I lived in Jacksonville….shall I check youtube???

    Grinch, that little girl kicks ass!

    Anyone else having trouble making posts??? Keeps saying whoops, then that I have already posted that message…..

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  698. 711 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Chris, I got the intro DVD that may save you (not sure of your skill level, but I got something for just about anything); e-mail me at voton1066@yahoo.com. Yeah, WordPress is making me angry.

    OK, for all those who like Jazz/hybrid/electric, check this dude out. It’s about 6 and a half minutes and three segments; well worth it.

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  699. 712 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Berigan, yes, I am having the same trouble.

    And I’ll guess that last remark about “ringing a bell” was sarcastic. I misremembered that you spent some time in Jax. I just read his bio and realized that he’s an Allman, which I did not realize.

    I remember going to this crappy little bar in either Jax Beach or Neptune Beach one night in 1990 or so (he would have been 10 or 11) and being absolutely blown away by this child. Most amazing performance I’ve every seen, before or since. I remember looking up at the band and wondering how the kid got in the joint. Then he started playing and I had my answer. Course, I’ve always been a fan of southern rock and blues, so that probably clouds my judgement.

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  700. 713 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Grinch, you have mail.

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  701. 714 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Grinch, he needs to send the pianist out to get some beer, and lock the door behind him! 😈 I REALLY like the girl who was playing with her skirt…for some reason or another.

    I feel I know a lot of Jazz and pop performers from the 20’s/30’s and 40’s(I think that clip is late 40’s) but I had never heard of Eddie Peabody before! There is a fair bit of just ok stuff on youtube by him, but every once in awhile, he really rocks out!

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  702. 715 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Y’all need to go back and check out my last link: remember it’s in three sections so don’t give up after the first. I grew up listening to Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, went through my metal phase, and this dude’s hit three different techniques for hybrid jazz that are out freakin’ standing. Take the 6 minutes.

    Yeah, B; she was my favorite too.

    I’ll go a different direction next.

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  703. 716 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Chris, no…I wasn’t being sarcastic….I can prove this since I spent time on youtube looking for Derrick Trucks! But , I checking allmusic, I see he was from Jacksonville… Just checked out this clip, he’s a bad you know what!

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  704. 717 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Berigan, I’m surprised you weren’t already familiar with him.

    Grinch, I can’t get past the opening bit. The stick man smashes his head off and then, out of his arse, another one appears. Reminds me of my last boss!

    Just kidding. This guy rocks!

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  705. 718 chrisklob April 5, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Guys, I’ve got to hit the sack. Matt’s got baseball practice tomorrow am. The father’s are expected to contribute so I’ve got to get some serious pillow time.

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  706. 719 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Whoa…forget the kid I had practicing in his room earlier. Here’s a fat kid that’s playing with a heavily scalloped fretboard (that helps with bends but slows you down) in his room…I venture to say he might even get some one of these days. Makes me look like Howdy Doody on the guitar…where are these kids coming from?

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  707. 720 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Goodnight Chris!

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  708. 721 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Grinch, wow…cuz, that other kid was something else! Did you see the dumb___s saying the tape was fast forwarded??? Sent that clip to my best friend who plays a bit of guitar…funny, always had friends who were really good on the guitar. A friend in St. Louis that was an excellent classical guitarist..and another one that should have gone to LA in the 80’s was certeainly better than C.C. Deville, not that that is saying much! 😉

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  709. 722 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Grinch, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    The other guy has those long skinny fingers, but here is someone that just doesn’t look the part showing he’s as bad as anyone out there! And the same stupid comments about it being fake….geez people are dumb.

    Do you think girls are still impressed by guitarists??? “But, he doesn’t rap!!! When does he stop playing that thing, and start rapping????” 😡

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  710. 723 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I could play circles around CC during most of his career, though he did get off drugs long enough to sound pretty good on their third alblum. Didn’t last long, though. If you’re into classical music, here’s another kid doing a rock version of Pachelbel’s canon in D.

    Great stuff.

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  711. 724 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I don’t know if my sugar’s high, or if I am actually tired…will check out clip and will then attempt to sleep. One night Grinch, we need to talk jazz(Did you know there are no clips of Charlie Christian playing? 😦 ) and movies….

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  712. 725 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 5, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Yet another amazing kid! He looks younger than the rest of them! Sigh…I took guitar lessons briefly when I was about 10. Stupidly, I tried to play it right handed, since that is when everyone else was doing, when I am a lefty….
    Alright, later Grinch!!!

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  713. 726 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Later, BG; I guess I’ll take over till BAS gets here. As for fast-forwarding; I’ve been playing since 1986. If those kids were faking it, I’d know. They just start out with technological advantages we didn’t have, and a hell of a lot more free time.

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  714. 727 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 3:13 am

    This guy’s got major chops, but loses the spirit of the music.

    THIS guy’s got the chops and then some, and the soul of the piece as well. Wow.

    Must be nice.

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  715. 728 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 3:37 am

    And, though I’m a metal guitarist, I think the original piece is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written and far outweighs it’s later variations.

    I was only able to find two good ones here, neither of them the best I’ve heard but they’ll do.

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  716. 729 morpheus45 April 5, 2008 at 3:51 am

    While we’re at it, perhaps a little Vivaldi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxplDa3M5Io

    Check THIS out: