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Friday, January 30, 2015

(1/30/2015 10:51:00 AM) - Al

How quickly the cost cutting begins...too bad no one gave a damn until the budget was cut.

No one ever finds Jesus on prom night.

1/30/2015 10:51:00 AM

(1/30/2015 10:44:00 AM) - Al

Herrera DFA'd. I believe he is out of options, so this is probably just hurrying up the decision by a couple months. He's a nice player, good defender at six positions, with good speed and the ability to switch hit.

That said, he is probably correctly placed at AAA as depth. Hopefully, he'll agree to stay on a minor league deal, but I'm sure he can get one from any club, so it is unlikely.

1/30/2015 10:44:00 AM

(1/30/2015 10:00:00 AM) - Al

The modern day mentioned, this is the equivalent of spitting on returning soldiers.

I'm so glad they're not on my side. And I'm so glad I don't have to wake up every country in a country I despise. They're just such horrible, despicable human beings. I simply do not know why they insist on staying somewhere they claim to hate so they not realize you are welcome to leave any time you wish?

They don't even pretend not to hate the military. They don't even pretend to be patriotic.

I'd like to think some of this is why they lost the midterms, but I realize all of that was people voting with their empty wallets and seeing that less government works.

1/30/2015 10:00:00 AM

Thursday, January 29, 2015

(1/29/2015 07:21:00 PM) - Al

Neal Cotts signs with Crew, 1y/$3M.

Be interesting to see who is DFA'd. I would have guessed Morris, and I have another obvious choice for the next one, but I hate to say who it is because it doesn't seem "polite."

I think I predicted Cotts was likely a couple weeks ago, as he has been targeted by the Crew before as a FA and in trades. If you'll recall, I had Sal Torres in a Brewers' uniform 2-3 years before he was actually acquired. I wasn't incorrect, I was just early.

EDIT: Was likely may be an exaggeration. Let's say he was one of a dozen I talked about.

1/29/2015 07:21:00 PM

(1/29/2015 03:56:00 PM) - Al

Neither does pasta. I'm not sure why people have such a difficult time with this. Chili is beef (or another meat) and juice/sauce.

Beans and pasta makes it a hot dish (or casserole). 

1/29/2015 03:56:00 PM

(1/29/2015 02:11:00 PM) - Al

Tell me if this sounds familiar.

And, tell me if you think he's lying.

I'm positive he is. Most of my professors taught no more than two classes a semester, and had office hours only on the days they taught....that means most only worked two days a week. I'm sure many did prep work...though many had been teaching the same classes for decades.

The real irony is, I had a couple professors who only taught a single class (maybe two sections of it) and were also full time other Ethics professor was also an attorney (insert your own punchline here), and I had a business writing professor who ran his own chapel and did weddings almost every Friday night and often several on Saturday.

According to the calculations in the link, those guys must have put in 25...maybe 30 hours a day.

1/29/2015 02:11:00 PM

(1/29/2015 02:03:00 PM) - Al

Simply put, not many trams need a reserve/platoon 2B.

Unless Rickie tells teams he is happy to play 1B/3B/OF, he might not even get a major league contract.

1/29/2015 02:03:00 PM

(1/29/2015 01:25:00 PM) - Al

Vaccines are important? The hell you say.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to my weekly leeching. These crazy doctors with their preventative medicine and surgeries.

1/29/2015 01:25:00 PM

(1/29/2015 10:00:00 AM) - Al

They should quit having surgery and the like too.

It's all just supernatural hooey.

1/29/2015 10:00:00 AM

(1/29/2015 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Another day, another shortsighted, ridiculous decision made by a school.

Because they're so much smarter than the rest of us.

1/29/2015 09:00:00 AM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

(1/28/2015 07:19:00 PM) - Al

This has Doug written all over it, if the RH is healthy. Big guy, solid AA/AAA numbers, but a spectacular K/9 (10+) at ever level, and averaged 95+ mph in the majors both years he was up.

1/28/2015 07:19:00 PM

(1/28/2015 02:11:00 PM) - Al

How many times do you need to see it to believe it?

He believes in nothing. He can't even follow through on the only thing he truly loves...taking money away from those who earned it.

If you fail to plan...

1/28/2015 02:11:00 PM

(1/28/2015 10:41:00 AM) - Al

JS reports Crew prefers Papelbon, if something can be worked out. That makes sense, because he has had better results, and if they wanted KRod, it would likely be done.

Janssen just signed for 1y/$5M, so that my have lowered the price on closers, or, it might mean, since only a pair of "proven" closers remain, it may increase their asking price.

1/28/2015 10:41:00 AM

(1/28/2015 10:06:00 AM) - Al

Bucks add PG, still no word of injury exemption. Will use Sanders' spot.

1/28/2015 10:06:00 AM

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

(1/27/2015 10:24:00 PM) - Al

Also hearing that the Bucks are planning to sign former Nets guard Jorge Gutierrez on a 10-day deal out of D League in the near future.--ESPN

They have been connected to a number of point guards in the past week or two. This guy looks like a pass first type who drives more than he shoots jumpers...very poor from behind the 3 point line, and not a great FT shooter either, but he does get to the line a lot, and has a nice FG%, hinting he shoots the ball from up close a lot. 6-3, so he is far from a puny little fella.

Not sure if they're trying to get an injury exemption or using Kenyonm Martin's spot...his second ten day is up, though they've indicated they want to keep him for the season.

1/27/2015 10:24:00 PM

(1/27/2015 08:38:00 PM) - Al

The only people that I have seen publicly against the new Bucks arena and funding method are so far elft as to be inconsequential outside of China.

In their defense, they seem totally oblivious to the concept of losing $7M a year if the Bucks leave. As anti business as the left often is, that is not at all surprising. 

1/27/2015 08:38:00 PM

(1/27/2015 07:13:00 PM) - Al

This is the first talk I've heard of the NHL to Milwaukee since the Bradley Center was built, but of course, this is pretty much just a result of the excitement of news of the new arena.

I'd say at minimum there are a half dozen cities ahead of MIL, and Vegas seems to almost have a deal in place. Quebec is close to getting one again, the Toronto/Hamilton metro could support another team, and several cities; Kansas City and Louisville to name a couple, have brand new shiny arenas in place and ready to field an NHL team this fall.

1/27/2015 07:13:00 PM

(1/27/2015 11:34:00 AM) - Al

Governor Walker explains it to the fiscally unwise.

Already seeing fibs that it takes all the receipts, not just the increase.

EDIT: I typed the above before the last couple minutes...the owners have agreed to pay off the bond issue if they sell the team.

Brilliant plan by the governor. Bordering on genius.

1/27/2015 11:34:00 AM

(1/27/2015 11:15:00 AM) - Al

Measles were eradicated in the US in 2000.

Thanks anti science folks. And don't you dare go to the doctor for surgery...I got some leeches and spells you can try.

1/27/2015 11:15:00 AM

(1/27/2015 11:11:00 AM) - Al

Looks like the LaCrosse serial killer has moved to the Dells.

1/27/2015 11:11:00 AM

(1/27/2015 09:14:00 AM) - Al

Another executive order, no doubt, as unconstitutional as it gets.

1/27/2015 09:14:00 AM

(1/27/2015 09:08:00 AM) - Al

You can watch the storm from an upstairs window in Queens if you wish.

This is why we must have the internet.

With any luck, you'll see Frank Costanza shaking his fist at the sky, and then hiding when he sees George turn the corner.

1/27/2015 09:08:00 AM

(1/27/2015 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Central Park looks like they've received a couple inches of snow.

The humanity. I sent my large donation to the Red Cross. Let's hope they are able to get those starter homes some canned goods.

And yes, that is a two bedroom apartment on sale for $600K at the link. Well, it's 800 square feet.

1/27/2015 09:00:00 AM

(1/27/2015 09:00:00 AM) - Al

The day Al Gore was born there were 130,000 glaciers on Earth. Today, only 130,000 remain.--Rufus King 

Every single thing he said in his movie has either been proven incorrect, or has not happened.

I think it may be about time to admit the left pretty much made it all up to scare us into unneeded, very strict environmental standards that would just be ignored by India and China anyway.

Oh, and that if Al Gore were anything but a leading Democrat, he'd be doing life in prison for fraud. 

1/27/2015 09:00:00 AM

(1/27/2015 08:49:00 AM) - Al

We can predict decades from now that the climate will lead to certain doom, but can't accurately foretell a snowstorm's intensity today.--Hale Razor

As of last night, Accuweather was forecasting 23 inches for Manhattan today,'s forecast was 4.

150 years ago was the end of a mini ice age.

And despite many blathering about global warming, all trends show we've been in a cooling trend since the early 1970's.

Hey, I'm not sure how, but I know we need to spend lots of money, and devastate industry.

And do it right away.

Oh, and raise taxes. Because it's an emergency.

1/27/2015 08:49:00 AM

(1/27/2015 08:41:00 AM) - Al

They just can't stand the fact someone has caught them with their hands in the cookie jar.

Every year for decades.

1/27/2015 08:41:00 AM

(1/27/2015 08:37:00 AM) - Al

Brilliant plan by the governor. And with the NBA TV money and salary cap climbing briskly, it is sure to work.

As a conservative who despises most taxes, I find it to be nearly perfect. The state keeps the money it was getting, and the rest goes to the arena...without it, the funds would stop coming in.

Common sense is an amazing thing.

1/27/2015 08:37:00 AM

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