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1/11/2013-10:43am at 10:43 am (UTC -4)
Lol, you happy now TX?
1/11/2013-11:06am at 11:06 am (UTC -4)
As a clam.
1/11/2013-8:58pm at 8:58 pm (UTC -4)
Great post. This was basically my lament earlier this week in a post. I’ve had nothing to talk about since the team’s going to continue doing nothing. Much like our team I got nuttin’.
Have a great weekend. Hopefully I’ll stop muttering ‘fin Giants around the house. Just ridiculous they couldn’t get in. Trying to kick a 50 something yard field goal on 3rd down against Philly in their first matchup after throwing it deep twice on 1st and 2nd when all you needed was to sneak a run in up the middle, pick up 10 yards, clock it, kick the FG, game over and your in the playoffs a sweep of Philly instead of a split. And with one of the streakiest winning QB’s in the business with a feel for the big moment you never know what could have happened.. Alright, I feel better now. Not. I’ll have to root for Seattle with my sister living out there.
1/11/2013-9:12pm at 9:12 pm (UTC -4)
now you got me going again. I had just about gotten over that foldo job.
1/12/2013-11:22am at 11:22 am (UTC -4)
lol, sorry. Just to stir the pot further: Green Bay and San Fran both of whom we destroyed still playing….
1/11/2013-11:15am at 11:15 am (UTC -4)
So, happy Friday everyone.
Plans for the weekend?
What’s everyone having for dinner?
Should the Mets target Fowler?
Most hated chore?
Was Lincoln the movie that good?
Did the Lincoln family profit at all for Lincoln Logs?
1/11/2013-11:29am at 11:29 am (UTC -4)
1. I’m going out tonight in DC for a friend’s birthday. Also bringing along a new girl for my friends to meet. Tomorrow I’m meeting her brothers to watch the Packers game (EEK!). I also need to get my vehicles emission test done (a requirement in Maryland) on my car.
2. Not sure yet! I need to cater to vegetarian needs, which makes things tougher. Probably something in the Chinatown area of the city (not all food is Chinese).
3. Yes, if the Rockies are actually trading him. However, they’d probably want a Wheeler/Harvey/D’Arnaud so…no thanks.
4. Toilet cleaning.
5. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve only heard good things. Daniel-Day Lewis is amazing.
6. I doubt it, but I used to looove Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. My brother and I would have a designated time period (~30 minutes) to each make our own fort complete with catapults to launch the little logs. We would set up like 10 army men in each fort. Then we would alternate taking turns firing cannon shots at each other’s fortress – the first one to knock down all the opponent’s army men won! (Actually this STILL sounds awesome. Anyone want to play?)
1/11/2013-11:40am at 11:40 am (UTC -4)
# 6 sounds awesome, actually.
1/11/2013-11:48am at 11:48 am (UTC -4)
My son is technically Zach the Lego Maniac, so we set up grand battles using “Lego Star Wars”, it’s a lot of fun. I am actually ordering a bunch of white pieces (you can custom order pieces from lego) to better re-create the Hoth battle. The LL battle does sound like fun.
1/11/2013-11:54am at 11:54 am (UTC -4)
The lego store in Manhattan I could spend hours in.
1/11/2013-12:02pm at 12:02 pm (UTC -4)
The one in Disney FL is better and even better than Lego Land outside of Disney. There is just so much real estate to let everyone do cool stuff. My boy always gets stuck at the entrance where they have a race track and open bins of bricks. The kids construct all these cool cars and race each other. There are also the wall of pieces that you can just get what you want. You can make your own lego dude. It’s awesome.
1/11/2013-12:54pm at 12:54 pm (UTC -4)
A few years ago Volvo made a life size SUV out of legos. I saw it at the auto show. Now that was impressive. From a distance, it looked real. And you definitely knew which model it was.
1/11/2013-12:43pm at 12:43 pm (UTC -4)
New girl….ah, to be young again. Have fun.
1/11/2013-12:58pm at 12:58 pm (UTC -4)
Not THAT young, I need to settle down!
1/11/2013-1:05pm at 1:05 pm (UTC -4)
my sister live right over in Herndon and is single. Want me to have her get in touch?
1/11/2013-2:02pm at 2:02 pm (UTC -4)
Give that sh*t a rest Prismo.
I plan to settle down by age 50—almost 4 years left.
1/11/2013-2:05pm at 2:05 pm (UTC -4)
Kingman, to each their own. I’m ready now!
Tell me of your sister, Stick. [guessing she's much older than I am...]
1/11/2013-2:23pm at 2:23 pm (UTC -4)
Just joking around Prismo. And unlike me, you seem mature enough to be ready to be a husband and a dad now…me at 27? Uh, no.
I promised my family I’d be fully grown up by age 50, and I really feel like I am on schedule!
1/11/2013-2:30pm at 2:30 pm (UTC -4)
Well, she has her own house. And nice clothes.
does the term Cougar mean anything to you? Since she is older than me, and I am older than you. And Knog. Not Gate though, he’s way older than all of us!
1/11/2013-2:46pm at 2:46 pm (UTC -4)
Settling down is for chumps and old farts! Your 20s are a magical time of drinking and not giving a shit. Enjoy it while it lasts, Prismo!
1/11/2013-3:28pm at 3:28 pm (UTC -4)
Stick I wish your sister good luck in finding her dream man. I do not, however, believe that dream man to be myself. With all due respect of course.
I’m not ready to be a dad yet! Give me at least a couple years after marriage on that one.
But…I like the ladies. For several reasons, some of which are not to be discussed in this venue.
1/11/2013-3:37pm at 3:37 pm (UTC -4)
Pris, NP. She has a 6’6″ retired pilot BF anyway (guy looks like the model from an old TWA commercial).
Nova, news flash: marry the right women, and that fun can continue!
1/11/2013-6:14pm at 6:14 pm (UTC -4)
Prismo, you can follow my lead and settle down, then once more, then once more again, then again and finally(?) again if you can afford it. Polygamy would have been a lot simpler but the lawyers need the work.
Kong, I’m sure (don’t know why) you possess a distinctive physiognomy.
1/11/2013-7:09pm at 7:09 pm (UTC -4)
Find the right one, and it doesn’t matter how old you are when you settle down. Of course finding that right one is a challenge. I’ve got some experience with that.
Married, divorced and remarried before I hit the quarter century mark. Coming up to 30 years of marriage now so second time was the charm for me.
I think there should be a law that no one can marry before they’re 25. How the hell can anyone be expected to know what they want much before that? I know I certainly didn’t…hence the divorce. LOL
1/11/2013-11:45am at 11:45 am (UTC -4)
1. I still have to take down the Xmas tree. Might do some ice skating or snow shoeing with my boy. I have put my self on the wagon until I can kick this mild cough I’ve had since Thanksgiving. I don’t want the flu so I am trying to get my immune system stronger. So unfortunately nothing good to drink.
2. Friday night is usually Roto-Chicken night. we all just pick on the beast and watch movies. Sunday is usually my foodie day. Last Sunday I made homemade ravioli with porcine mushroom, ground bison, red wine, shallots and reggiano cheese. No recipe just started playing and they were awesome. Also made for our lunches rice noodles with shrimp various hot/sweet peppers, snap peas, and green onions with a sesame oil soy dressing. Don’t know what I will tackle this weekend yet.
4. Shower. Toilet is up there but shower takes way longer and is messier.
5. Gonna have to wait for DVD on that one. Getting my wife to watch that is like her trying to get me to watch some English love story movie. Not happening. Can’t wait though, and please don’t spoil the ending for me.
6. No they did not. according to the LL wiki page they were invented by John Lloyd Wright son of archtitect Frank Lloyd Wright. in 1916. And according to the page “K’nex, the toy’s current distributor, states the product was named after Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin. However, President Lincoln was not the inspiration for the name. The toy was named after Frank Lloyd Wright’s original middle name, Lincoln, which he changed to Lloyd to honor his mother’s family – the Lloyd Jones’ – after his parents divorced in 1885″.
#5 – if anyone tells you that he gets shot, don’t believe them. They are just yanking your chain.
1/11/2013-11:49am at 11:49 am (UTC -4)
Thank you, that’s what I figured. People are such jerks.
1/11/2013-6:24pm at 6:24 pm (UTC -4)
There is a fascinating story surrounding the multiple burial plots for honest Abe. After death his body traveled more than some of the living have traveled in their lifetime.
I thought it was off the wagon!
1/11/2013-11:51am at 11:51 am (UTC -4)
Isn’t off the wagon when you fail at quitting?
1/11/2013-11:53am at 11:53 am (UTC -4)
correct. On the wagon is abstaining. Off the wagon is probably relating to getting hammered and actually falling off the wagon.
1/11/2013-11:57am at 11:57 am (UTC -4)
Alright back to wiki again…
1/11/2013-11:58am at 11:58 am (UTC -4)
Back in the wild west days, people used to transport wine and liqueur in barrells by horses. One guy would be handeling the horses who is now known as the driver, and another guy would be sitting next to him with a shot gun protecting the goods, (hence, the expression “shotgun”) when somebody sitts in the front passenger seat. However, due to the long roads the protector ends up drinking the whole time to make time go by faster. Subsequently, the guy who’s been drinking for the last 1700 miles or so gets drunk and fall off the wagon. Hence, the expression:”Falling off the wagon.”
So, when somebody says: “i fell off the wagon”, it doesn’t mean he just started drinking again, it simply means he HAS BEEN drinking for a while. and getting back on the wagon means that he’s ok and in a position to be the protector again.
1/11/2013-12:03pm at 12:03 pm (UTC -4)
proof that booze and guns were made for each other.
1/11/2013-6:30pm at 6:30 pm (UTC -4)
One of my colleagues was an alcoholic that was on the wagon until another employee convinced him to consume a cheap beer. Next thing we know the poor guy is dancing on top of the bar with his wooden leg as a dance partner. He disappeared for a week and then was fired from his job. We never found out what happened to the wooden leg.
1/11/2013-6:38pm at 6:38 pm (UTC -4)
Salty a major advantage is that the horse also knows the route so if both driver and protector are drunk the horse will still get them to their destination. My dad once told me of a job he got replacing a milkman. The delivery was made by horse and wagon and when my dad protested that he didn’t know the route he was assured that the horse did. After the delivery was made the horse stopped at every bar in town for a half hour each and my dad could not get that horse to move for that half hour.
1/11/2013-11:52am at 11:52 am (UTC -4)
1. Brewing. 6 oz. of Citra goodness.
2. Pasta, home made sauce.
3. No, because he’ll cost to much, though I’d love him to be in CF, fo’ sho’.
4. washing dishes
5. I’m with Gary in that I will unfortunately have to wait for the DVD. As for not spoiling the ending, he gets shot in the head. check you social studies book from yester-year!
6. Ah Lincoln Logs… so fun to play with and almost as painful as legos should you be walking around and inadvertently step on one while barefoot.
1/11/2013-12:05pm at 12:05 pm (UTC -4)
Wanna swap sauce recipes? I always like to compare to update. I’m Italian, and my current version is based off this old school heart attack gravy that my family used to make. I made it less complicated and heart wrenching and it’s pretty killer.
1/11/2013-12:21pm at 12:21 pm (UTC -4)
Mine is just a simple sauce, no meat.
1/2 cup olive oil
couple cloves of garlic
red pepper flakes
a little parsley
2x28oz crushed tomatoes
1x28oz can diced tomatoes
3 bay leaves
once done and bay leaves are out, i use a stick blender a little bit to thin it out.
Then, if i add meatballs or sausage, i do that separately.
1/11/2013-12:22pm at 12:22 pm (UTC -4)
occasionally i add some red vino or mix up some spices, but that’s the flagship USS boring sauce, though it tastes good.
1/11/2013-12:31pm at 12:31 pm (UTC -4)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves of chopped garlic
2 28oz cans of whole peeled tomatoes (I’ve been using Cento “San Marzano” w/out basil)
56oz of water (Just fill each can with water once and add)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Dried Parsley flakes
2 tsp Dried Oregano flakes
In a sauce pan add olive oil and chopped garlic Before the barlic browns add in tomatoes and all other ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Once at a simmer take a potato masher and break up the whole tomatoes (before adding meatballs) until chunky. They will eventually break down completely. While simmering make the meatballs.
In a mixer with paddle attachment mix together until well blended:
2 lb of 90% lean ground beef (I’ve played with adding ground veal and pork and I personally like the texture of beef and Amber gets pissed if I buy dead baby cows).
4 Slices of thick “country white” bread (5 -6 slices of wimpy white). Soak quickly in water and squeeze out as much as possible.
3 Cloves of minced garlic
2 Tbsp of fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Dried Parsley flakes
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Dried Oregano flakes
Once mixed roll by hand into size desired. In a non-stick skillet brown meatballs on all sides as much as possible (keep very raw in middle) and add to sauce.
Also add one 2 oz tin (8 filets) of Anchovies (optional) chopped finely.
Once in the sauce is back to a simmer cook for 1.5 hours. Stir occasionally. At the 1 hour mark, start to skim the fat and oil off the top.
Once 1.5 hours has passed add:
2 12oz Cans Tomato Paste (I use either Cento or Pastene)
Simmer for one more hour. At the half hour mark add
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Fresh Basil
1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
Start tasting it. If there is still too much of a salty and acidic edge add a little more sugar to taste. If I do add more sugar I add a little more time to keep tasting and adding. Adding an additional half hour won’t hurt a thing. Let it cool down and pack in the freezer into a couple containers. I feel it always tastes better the next day.
1/11/2013-12:38pm at 12:38 pm (UTC -4)
As long as it taste good, that is all that counts. My only suggestion is reduce the olive oil. Since tomatoes are so acidic it will always separate and not incorporate into the sauce. Olive oil is expensive and I go threw so much so If I can find a way to reduce usage I pass it on.
1/11/2013-12:44pm at 12:44 pm (UTC -4)
a family fav is just nice bread to dip in olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. so we luv us some olive oil. I’ll try that suggestion, see how it works. Your sauce looks intense. Will have to try it out.
1/11/2013-12:46pm at 12:46 pm (UTC -4)
O.K., now you guys are making me hungry…..
1/11/2013-12:59pm at 12:59 pm (UTC -4)
My wife makes a fantastic sauce. I asked permission to share her recipe, and she said OK.
1) get out a big pot.
2) make some meatballs.
3) open up a bunch of cans and take stuff out of the spice cabinet and the veggie drawer.
4) put it all in that pot at various times when it seems to be the thing to do.
5) cook it until it is done.
6) eat it.
1/11/2013-1:02pm at 1:02 pm (UTC -4)
I have a fantastic family red sauce recipe as well.
What you do is…
1. Write the following down on a slip of paper: “Pasta sauce”
2. Send your loved one (or in my case, myself) to the local grocer with the slip of paper.
3. They will return an hour later with Ragu Tomato and Basil pasta sauce.
1/11/2013-2:04pm at 2:04 pm (UTC -4)
Muir Glen canned organic roma tomatoes from Washington state—the BEST.
I LOVE pasta sauce and make it with and without meat all the time.
I make a damned good eggplant parm too…the key is using Italian eggplants.
And drinking a nice combo of bourbon and tequila in alternate shots while cooking.
1/11/2013-6:50pm at 6:50 pm (UTC -4)
My mom used to prepare a fantastic pasta sauce using a recipe that she received from the Sicilian part of my family. It was a sweet sauce and I have the proverbial sweet tooth. Unfortunately, I lost the recipe. If anyone could prepare that sauce for me they could be my next wife.
1/11/2013-12:23pm at 12:23 pm (UTC -4)
Mmm, Citra. Is that gonna be an all Citra IPA?
1/11/2013-12:27pm at 12:27 pm (UTC -4)
yeah. 1 oz. at each of 60, 15, 10, 5, 1 and then 1 oz in the dryhop.
Beautiful. Staying with a simple malt bill to let the hops shine through?
7 lb Extra Light Dry Extract
1 lb Munich Malt – 10L
1 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L
Then using safale S-05 dry year. pitching 2 packs to make sure.
1/11/2013-12:18pm at 12:18 pm (UTC -4)
1. I’ll be taking down the Xmas tree with dad and will be sifting through brewhouse quotes as we try to nail down which system to get.
2. Dinner’s probably gonna be pizza and beer tonight. Ithaca Ale House has some nice flat bread pizzas and a great beer selection…
3. I’d take Fowler for the OF. He’s probably too expensive, and I’d rather get someone with more power.
4. I loathe laundry. Especially cause I usually don’t live in a place with laundry machines. I hate going to laundromats. The one in Cooperstown (next to Doubleday Field) was crazy expensive. Eff that nonsense!
5. Haven’t seen it. It’s on my list for the future, as is Django Unchained. Heard nothing but great things about those movies.
6. Lincoln Logs, according to Wikipedia, were invented by John Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s son. They were named after Frank’s original middle name of Lincoln that he later changed to honor his mother’s family. There’s your learning for the day, folks! Happy Friday!
1/11/2013-12:42pm at 12:42 pm (UTC -4)
1. We eat later than most. We’ll start talking about what we’re doing for dinner sometime around 7pm tonight.
2. Weekend plans: cleaning out my office and getting ready to redo it – paint, carpet, etc. Santa Claus brought me a super-duper high speed desktop with dual monitors just so I can watch the game and blog at the same time. Santa knows me well…..
3. I would kick the tires on Fowler.
4. Cooking – hate it. Which is probably why I haven’t done it in over 20 years and consider it a chore.
5. Haven’t seen Lincoln yet but want to.
1/11/2013-12:50pm at 12:50 pm (UTC -4)
Man, I need that Santa’s number.
Does he accept solicitations from Jews?
1/11/2013-2:06pm at 2:06 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, it’s like that line in Caddyshack when the Bishop is telling Danny Noonan about their boys’ club, and then Danny tells the Bishop he often thought of joining the Priesthood, and then the Bishop says “Oh, you’re Roman Catholic? I’m sorry, but I’m afraid you can’t come.”
1/11/2013-1:04pm at 1:04 pm (UTC -4)
I think Mr. MF thinks of Met games a “me time”
yup, almost ruined my monitor on that one. napkins, meet spilled coffee…
1/11/2013-1:12pm at 1:12 pm (UTC -4)
Ha! He’s very much into movies – from old black and white up to new releases. Me…not so much as I don’t care for horror, suspense, all special effects, blood and guts – just like movies that tell a good story.
Sometimes, I’ll be watching the game upstairs and the walls are shaking from the movie on downstairs coming through loud and clear on the surround sound. LOL.
1/11/2013-1:27pm at 1:27 pm (UTC -4)
You definitely do not want to watch Quentin Tarantino’s latest film then “Django Unchained”. I can’t remember a movie where more blood was splattered from gunshot wounds than this one. The closest thing similar to this was this film from a few years back called “Ninja Assassin” but that was the most blood splattered I’ve seen using swords.
Praise Omar! *drops mic*
Chores? isn’t that why men get married? (better hide from MF now…)
1) this FO is wildly overpaid for the amazingly small amount of work they do. JP must be that classic WFH guy that checks email occasionally on his BlackBerry, while either working another job or living the retired life. Honest.y, how much time can these guys be spending a day turning up misc. Mil invite signings?
2) Time really to finish out the year. Sign Alvarez, pick up a guy like Capps, maybe Stauffer, and be done with the off season.
3) I am still amazed they are not making any moves (unless you count Cowgill) that seem to be adding any blocks to the foundatin. I understand not going crazy on 1 year dudes for 2013, but are there absolutelly no players available that can get a head start on 2014?
4) Being broke sucks. But they have to have some amount of budget to use now for 2013 to try and field something passing for a ML caliber team, not just random stiffs that can sorta kinda play the game.
Dead on Stick and why this will be my last post for a while about this garbage. I am really trying to abstain from wasting my time on such discussions. You got 3 GM’s in there. I don’t care how little money they have, they have shown to be as creative as TRS was when creating this new post.
1/11/2013-12:47pm at 12:47 pm (UTC -4)
We have a good trade off. I do all the cleaning, he does all the cooking (see my selection of most hated chore).
1/11/2013-12:49pm at 12:49 pm (UTC -4)
Saw the article with SAs comments on having some money but not willing to spend it on pieces that don’t fit and/or are way too expensive.
That’s fine but….our projected OF sucks. Quite possibly the worst in the league. Even Philly has that Ruf rookie.
I want to see them bring in a real OF, even if he doesn’t figure into future plans. I’ll even take Hairston at this point.
Really hope though they’ll be attending Alvarez’s audition later this month and if they like what they see, get in on that bidding war.
Plans for the weekend?
What’s everyone having for dinner?
No time for dinner, only basketball
Should the Mets target Fowler?
Sure but they will miss the target completely .
Chore? I am married (god I hope my wife doesn’t read this)
Was Lincoln the movie that good?
Did the Lincoln family profit at all for Lincoln Logs?
“Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916, by John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1918, the toy was marketed by the Red Square Toy Company and by John Lloyd Wright, Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois.
The mold for the toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor’s father. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking beams, which made the structure “earthquake proof”. This feature assisted in the design of the toy logs, ensuring stability of the miniature buildings created with the toy set.
K’nex, the toy’s current distributor, states the product was named after Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin. However, President Lincoln was not the inspiration for the name. The toy was named after Frank Lloyd Wright’s original middle name, Lincoln, which he changed to Lloyd to honor his mother’s family – the Lloyd Jones’ – after his parents divorced in 1885.”
And now you know and knowing is half the battle.
1/11/2013-1:51pm at 1:51 pm (UTC -4)
Scott Boras on his players still being unsigned: “It really doesn’t matter what time dinner is when you’re the steak.”
LOL…I think Boras misread the market for a couple of his clients – like R. Soriano. Word is he went to the Yankees a few weeks ago and asked them to consider signing him for 1 year. Yankees said no. In hindsight, he probably should have taken that qualifying offer from the Yankees .
1/11/2013-1:55pm at 1:55 pm (UTC -4)
yeah, i think the qualifying offer isn’t helping much with the almost good FAs. people aren’t willing to lose their picks these days.
1/11/2013-2:35pm at 2:35 pm (UTC -4)
yeah, Boras must hate the qualifying offer concept for his big name guys. though frankly, I expect in the future, more of these non-elite guys are just going to say screw it, and accept the qualifying offer. That will certainly cut down on the # that get extended!
1/11/2013-2:16pm at 2:16 pm (UTC -4)
Plans for the weekend?
Been out of town 3 of the last 4 weekends, worked 12 hour days this week catching up, so plan a LOT of cleaning of the neglected apt., and a lot of football watching, aside from a date Sat night with the new and increasingly promising Lady Kingman.
What’s everyone having for dinner?
Tonight, prior to cleaning while watching the Nets continue their climb back to the top, will be Asian chicken, in a Hoisin sauce over organic brown rice, with peanuts, green peppers, green onions, and broccoli if I have some left. Yes, single men can be the best cooks.
Sure, if the price is not too high, which reports say it is. Young, cannot be an FA for a few years…and a real outfielder would be so cool.
Washing dishes! I f***ing HATE that, even just rinsing them for the dishwasher. I would rather cook a 10-course meal than wash 10 dishes.
Have not seen it, but Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood is one of my favorite performances of all time.
No, they LOST money after suing the Frank Lloyd Wright family. After the Wright family could prove the name’s origin was NOT from Honest Abe, they countersued the Lincolns and won court costs, and 25 cents from every admission charged to enter Ford’s Theater in perpetuity.
Balt +9.5 at Denver. Denver wins a close one.
GB +2.5 at SF. The better QB wins this one.
Sea +2.5 at ATL. The better and hotter team wins this one.
NE -9.5 vs HOU. Houston gets smashed again in NE.
1/11/2013-2:37pm at 2:37 pm (UTC -4)
the GB – SF game is the one that interests me. i think a couple of the others are going to be boring mismatches.
1/11/2013-3:11pm at 3:11 pm (UTC -4)
Sea-Atl is going to potentially be very good too…
1/11/2013-3:35pm at 3:35 pm (UTC -4)
I’m down on Atl, and think Seattle is going to abuse them. But admittadly, I did not really spend any time researching it, so am pretty much just shooting from my arse on that one.
Go Seattle! Love Russell Wilson since I’m a Big 10 guy (excluding, of course, Ohio State and Michigan).
1/11/2013-4:01pm at 4:01 pm (UTC -4)
‘…date Sat night with the new and increasingly promising Lady Kingman.’
Ooooh, nice. Hope she’s a Met fan.
1/11/2013-4:49pm at 4:49 pm (UTC -4)
She H-A-T-E-S baseball.
I mean hates it.
She is not into sports, but rolls her eyes when I mention the Mets: “Aren’t they just kind of like New York’s second rate team that is never as good as the Yankees?”
A direct quote.
But, thus far, about the only serious flaw I have found.
And I have looked a lot. All over.
1/11/2013-5:04pm at 5:04 pm (UTC -4)
Don’t worry my wife of 11 years next week hates sports as well. If she is in a good mood she will ask a baseball question just to be nice, but she is all set. She will/has gone to games with me and will get into it but she can care less. And frankly she is really tired of the Mets sucking because of how moody it gets me. At least with the G-men winning a couple super bowls along with some NCAA wins by UCONN, it hasn’t been so bad for her.
If the Mets are doing well she will hang out and watch a little but other than that we are usually in seperate rooms when I am watching sports.
1/11/2013-7:11pm at 7:11 pm (UTC -4)
Mine keeps the book for my games and has even had to coach some in AAU when my uh…. ” over zealous ” coaching perturbed some refs a little too much. Can you believe some of the refs think I am a little sarcastic at times?
1/11/2013-7:15pm at 7:15 pm (UTC -4)
Ha, Salty! Works well for me too. Hence the brandy new PC set up he got me. He’s no dummy. Got me all set up so I don’t bother him about watching the game on our big flat screen. LOL.
1/11/2013-7:57pm at 7:57 pm (UTC -4)
The first wife hated all sports and was deliriously happy when I blew my arm out and had to quit baseball. She loved the ballet and did perform as an amateur. Thank goodness there are no pictures of me in those tights that the male ballet performers’ wear. My present gf was an award winning gymnast in high school but generally hates all professional sports (although she loves a show about basketball wives or something like that). In between its all one big blur although my second wife was also a gymnast in college located somewhere in Québec.
1/11/2013-8:01pm at 8:01 pm (UTC -4)
TRS you should see my shocked face right now…
SRT you are going to love the dual monitors. I’ve had them at work for a long time. I behave during regular season but when it’s playoffs or NCAA tournament I got one going as a full TV. And they are actually great for work productivity especially with the things that I do. I generally will have over 10 programs running at any time.
1/11/2013-8:07pm at 8:07 pm (UTC -4)
I anyone questioned Gate’s wisdom, never again after hearing he went out with 2 former gymnasts.
1/11/2013-3:40pm at 3:40 pm (UTC -4)
so, putting aside sauce and beer recipes for a moment.
Seem to be rumors circulating that Sandy is talking to AZ again, and even about Upton. Anyone think there could be anything to it?
and given a choice, would you want it to be Upton coming back, or one of the young guys (eaton/Parra?)
not Kubel though. Please no.
Who knows, maybe Sandy has been laying back, trading places on us all along, and one day the dam will actually burst and they will make some moves?
No, I don’t think so either, but need something to keep me interested!
1/11/2013-4:18pm at 4:18 pm (UTC -4)
Here’s what they can have for Upton:
Syndergaard, Parnell, Flores, Mejia, Familia, Fulmer, Tapia
Arizona can pick 4.
Honestly I think Upton is overvalued coming off a mediocre season and the Mets would be giving up a fair bit for him. Arizona probably says no, but I think it’s relatively fair.
1/11/2013-4:39pm at 4:39 pm (UTC -4)
Upton gets pricey after next year ($14M for both ’14 and ’15) and his erraticness and his erraticness and road splits (.307/.389/.548 home vs. .250/.325/.406 road) would make me leery given the price tag. (Lower the price tag and I’m all for it.)
Given the circumstances, I’d go for Eaton. Love the speed. Won’t mortgage the future to get him. But it doesn’t sound like he’s on the table.
1/11/2013-5:27pm at 5:27 pm (UTC -4)
If given the choice, I’d take younger and cheaper over the expensive and erratic veteran.
1/11/2013-7:12pm at 7:12 pm (UTC -4)
Lot of talk about an Upton trade today.
You know we’re not getting him….right?
Based on what the Mariners were willing to give up, I predict there’s no way SA gives up an equivalent type package.
Now if he can pull off that trade for lesser prospects, I’ll be impressed.
1/11/2013-7:17pm at 7:17 pm (UTC -4)
Blue Jays just signed Henry Blanco.
Jeeze…how many catchers do they want?
1/11/2013-7:21pm at 7:21 pm (UTC -4)
Well this one comes with mold so there’s that.
1/11/2013-8:00pm at 8:00 pm (UTC -4)
Perhaps they have some open minor league positions to fill.
1/11/2013-9:14pm at 9:14 pm (UTC -4)
Someone in the comments section of that MLBTR post quoted RA as saying Blanco was the best catcher he had at catching his knuckleball.
So that’s Thole, Nickeas, Blanco. Sounds like AA is stock piling any and all catchers that ever had experience with Dickey’s knuckle ball. He wants The Edge.
1/11/2013-11:46pm at 11:46 pm (UTC -4)
They’ll all have something in common. As Bob Ucker said they’ll pick it up after it stops rolling.
1/12/2013-1:34pm at 1:34 pm (UTC -4)
Reading an article over on Beerleaguer on the state of the Phillies OF going into ST. They addressed CF, but right now are going with a double platoon for the two corner OF positions. The article talks about Hairston and if he’s worth it, especially since they only have 7 MIL to play with – instead of the double platoon.
Not sure how they conclude Hairston is an everyday starting OF when we pretty much see him as more of a platoon player given his splits.
It was Amaro’s comments I found amusing:
‘… the alternative option of going with the double platoon is frightening — even Amaro admitted as much Tuesday.’
“I’m just as scared as everybody else,” he said Tuesday on 97.3 ESPN-FM. “Other than Ben Revere being kind of a young centerfielder, we don’t have a proven everyday guy out there.”
Can you imagine if Sandy said something like this to the media? Oh boy…..
1/12/2013-2:16pm at 2:16 pm (UTC -4)
IF you can’t get a good starter, then Hairston would be a good hit for that situation because he can play in the different spots.
1/12/2013-2:26pm at 2:26 pm (UTC -4)
rather have a hungry platoon than settling on a part-time guy like Hairston trying to be shoe horned into a FT job just to say you have a starter.
and yes, if Sandy said that, the nut jobs would have their heads explode. Though he pretty much did, in his own sarcastic, snide crack way (something I happen to love about him, since I am the same way!)
1/12/2013-3:28pm at 3:28 pm (UTC -4)
Oh yeah, that ‘What OF?’ comment he made. LOL.
1/12/2013-4:36pm at 4:36 pm (UTC -4)
I would like to see Sandy arguing with the buffoons on that other site that think they know so much more than he does.
1/12/2013-6:41pm at 6:41 pm (UTC -4)
JonHeymanCBS: Stanton is huge addition to US team that includes Braun, Wright, Mauer. (plus gets him away from marlins for couple weeks)
I knew Wright wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to play in the WBC. I wonder if any of our pitchers will be going. I hope not.
And MarLOLins on that Stanton comment.
1/12/2013-8:46pm at 8:46 pm (UTC -4)
I believe Wright is the lone Met. Tejada had been playing for Panama, but they were eliminated.
Dickey had been slated, though that’s now Toronto’s concern.
If one of our guys has to go, at least it’s someone who can reasonably be depended upon to keep himself in shape and who would appear to be low-maintennance. I understand the marketing value of it and the greater good and all the rest of it….but I’ve come to loathe it. At least as far as Met participation in it.
1/12/2013-10:11pm at 10:11 pm (UTC -4)
I don’t worry about a position guy, especially one that seems to do a good job preparing. But I really hate when any of the pitchers go.
1/13/2013-12:00pm at 12:00 pm (UTC -4)
Must be why Wright’s already down in PSL getting in shape.
1/12/2013-10:12pm at 10:12 pm (UTC -4)
OT (though I guess technically we don’t have a topic here…) but went to the movies tonight, and ended up seeing Argo (which I wanted to see when it first came out, but never got to, but it happened to still be there).
Excellent movie. really enjoyed it.
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