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Thursday, April 17, 2014

(4/17/2014 09:16:00 PM) - Al

First game where not having Kintzler available (and/or Henderson pitching at his normal level) looks to have hurt. Do credit the Pirates for working so many pitches from Yo in 6 IP as well.


4/17/2014 09:16:00 PM



(4/17/2014 08:21:00 PM) - Al

Remember, after embarrassing himself early on whenever he spoke of foreign policy, Obama has effectively just ignored it for the past 3-4 years, essentially saying he is clueless and just passing the time until 2017 when someone not so clueless is elected.

The irony is, this is the lesser of two evils, as the Obama on Syria was so out of touch he could not identify the good guys from the bad.


4/17/2014 08:21:00 PM



(4/17/2014 05:09:00 PM) - Al

Love to see the Crew use their knowledge to bring him in on a minor league deal; though I assume he'll get an opt out date in a month or six weeks. The fact TOR failed to harness him in is probably more of an indictment of their staff than Jeffress. He was pretty much major league ready several years ago. He's probably just a consistent delivery away from being plenty ready to contribute as a middle reliever.


4/17/2014 05:09:00 PM



(4/17/2014 04:19:00 PM) - Al

Nowhere near as cheap as the $4.15 deal, but far better seats. Weekend versus the Cubs as well.


4/17/2014 04:19:00 PM



(4/17/2014 04:00:00 PM) - Al

This is why the left hates voter ID.

They cheat.


4/17/2014 04:00:00 PM



(4/17/2014 02:24:00 PM) - Al

At some point in the next couple days, many casuals will note how nice it is to have a guy like Herrera, who could take over the 2B platoon and provide depth at all the non battery positions. Having one or two versatile options almost gives a team the equivalent of 25.5 or 26 men on the roster.

The problem, of course, is the fact Weeks is owed $11M this season. That said, as the season works through its six months of length, the salary owed becomes "sunk cost," especially if the team contends. Or, if Weeks begins to hit LHP at his career rate, his limits become far easier to accept. 


4/17/2014 02:24:00 PM



(4/17/2014 01:58:00 PM) - Al

You can sense the desperation that the gravy train is almost over.

When the data doesn't match your claims, you start blaming others.You can only get so far telling unproven fibs and outlandish claims of grandeur.


4/17/2014 01:58:00 PM



(4/17/2014 01:43:00 PM) - Al

Congrats to Lyle Overbay and wife, Sarah, on the birth of their fifth child, Eddie Christian! The couple now has four sons and a daughter.--Brewers

Eddie? Wonder if it's a family name. 


4/17/2014 01:43:00 PM



(4/17/2014 01:27:00 PM) - Al

Overbay goes on paternity leave, Herrera will be with team the next three days.

Reynolds will likely play 1B, and Herrera will probably just serve as a PH/PR. If they wanted someone to play 1B a game or two, they would have brought Hunter Morris up.



4/17/2014 01:27:00 PM



(4/17/2014 09:30:00 AM) - Al

I admit, I like her more now. She seems like a straight talker, and I agree with her.


4/17/2014 09:30:00 AM


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

(4/16/2014 06:02:00 PM) - Al

Coach reinstated after being fired for taking pics of his kids, players embarrass themselves, say they want the interim fella back.

The college and players should be ashamed of themselves. I'd inform them to be at practice tomorrow and ready to go, and to shut the hell up.


4/16/2014 06:02:00 PM



(4/16/2014 05:44:00 PM) - Al

Government agency collects free data, sells it...and loses money doing so.

We're in the best of hands. And darn it, we need more of your money.


4/16/2014 05:44:00 PM



(4/16/2014 04:33:00 PM) - Al

By far the best sign of the series was despite seemingly mediocre SP, all 3 SP's went at least five complete, and they compiled a 3.93 ERA. That's a pretty darn good "struggle" to say the least.


4/16/2014 04:33:00 PM



(4/16/2014 04:17:00 PM) - Al

Scoring change: Give Wily Peralta a hit in the 5th inning today (the first hit by a Brewers pitcher in 2014). No error for Jhonny Peralta.

That was almost as bad as the Ryan Howard one. If a line drive is curving so quickly the defender doesn't touch it, how is that an error? Again, these scorers need to look at the rule, which plainly states "an ordinary, routine effort." That tells me if it is anything but a normal play, it should be ruled a hit. All these guys seem to be suffering from a severe case of jealousy and want to punish those darn players for being far better than they could ever hope to be.   


4/16/2014 04:17:00 PM



(4/16/2014 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Heh. No one ever dreamed he'd be this bad. And yes, it will be the fiscal conservatives who fix the problem he has created with his tomfoolish spending.


4/16/2014 04:06:00 PM



(4/16/2014 01:53:00 PM) - Al

I have felt the Astros have done a superb job in their rebuild, but I have no idea why they are bringing up their top prospect George Springer now rather than in a couple months. Mindboggling. 


4/16/2014 01:53:00 PM



(4/16/2014 01:50:00 PM) - Al

Logan Schafer has picked up a double on that "error" initially ruled on Ryan Howard last week. I can't believe it took a week, but good to see the correct call being made.

Also, Herb Kohl may well be discussing a new Bucks' arena and how much he will contribute at the presser this afternoon. That is far more important than the new owners and the like, as the city of Milwaukee has proven countless times it will look the other way and ignore progress on every occasion.


4/16/2014 01:50:00 PM



(4/16/2014 01:34:00 PM) - Al

Whenever someone talks about too many criminals being in prison, all I can ever think is...um, that's where criminals should be.

Of course, we could let them all out and let them move in next door to the folks who feel bad for them.


4/16/2014 01:34:00 PM



(4/16/2014 12:16:00 PM) - Al

ESPN is reporting that Bucks owner Herb Kohl plans to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for a price of $550 million.

I know nothing about them, but they have obviously agreed to the terms of keeping the team in MIL, for the time being at least. Rumor has it Kohl will be throwing a substantial sum, thought to be about $200M, into the kitty to build a new arena.  



4/16/2014 12:16:00 PM


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

(4/15/2014 08:27:00 PM) - Al

If Walker wants it, he would seem to be no lower than top three. I've said for a long time some combo of Walker/Christie would be a very nice ticket, for many geographic and political reasons.

I must admit, the common sense level of Walker would look especially appealing versus Hillary, who is such a hated old hag she actually said, "What difference does it make?"

Remember the old Jeff Foxworthy line, "If you can't think of anything nice to say about someone...you must be talking about Hillary Clinton."

It's funny because it's true. Women hate her because she allowed Bill to treat her like crap, and men hate her because she's Hillary.


4/15/2014 08:27:00 PM



(4/15/2014 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Turns out there was some initial fibbing on the early reports...CA high speed rail will not be high speed, profitable, or anything but a drain on the taxpayers.

Repeat after me...if it will work, the private sector will take care of it. If it will not...only government will go after it...because government has no profit incentive.


4/15/2014 11:30:00 AM



(4/15/2014 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Clinton's doctor says Obama's Let's Move campaign is based on incorrect, outdated info, and is a puppet to the food industry.

Those are all things I've said as well, so I tend to think he's 100% correct. Note this entire article discusses lean protein and protein based snacks, while Obama's "plan" involves high carb, low protein nutrition....at least a decade plus behind current nutritional trends.


4/15/2014 10:30:00 AM



(4/15/2014 09:30:00 AM) - Al

The overwhelming and unbridled hypocrisy of the American left.

Trust me, I will never allow myself to be lectured on the subject of racism in America by the party of Robert Byrd, George Wallace, and Al Gore Sr; unrepentant, unabashed racists, who lived in eras where it was not easy to be so.

They can rewrite history all they care to, but the truth is, they happily allowed despicable douchebags to hold office under their banner...hopefully, I am not offending any bags of douche by pointing this little nugget of truth out.


4/15/2014 09:30:00 AM


Monday, April 14, 2014

(4/14/2014 09:24:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife and I just went over our Easter weekend dining plans.

It's a shame you're not invited. It's going to be a joy for the tummies.


4/14/2014 09:24:00 PM



(4/14/2014 04:38:00 PM) - Al

If she wasn't a hateful broad, this wouldn't be nearly as funny.


4/14/2014 04:38:00 PM



(4/14/2014 03:41:00 PM) - Al

This is an incredible deal, especially if you live within half an hour of Miller Park and have 4+ in your party.


4/14/2014 03:41:00 PM



(4/14/2014 03:24:00 PM) - Al

Wait until 2016, when Hillary will be the perfect blend of maturity and grace...despite being the same age as McCain was in 2008.


4/14/2014 03:24:00 PM



(4/14/2014 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Today is the day we remember when the Soviet Union executed 22K Poles.

Or, as Jay Carney calls it, another day we celebrate all the great things Communism has brought us.

The more you get to know them, the more evil and ignorant they are. What kind of clown hangs posters in his kitchen that recalls the days of such terrible acts? The clowns the powers that be keep trotting out.


4/14/2014 10:30:00 AM



(4/14/2014 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Teen makes prom dress out of pop tabs...looks better than many as well.


4/14/2014 10:00:00 AM



(4/14/2014 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Because I fell for junk science and have the blood of thousands of dead children on my hands, I will now attempt to rewrite history.

Good try, but you're still a buffoon. And, a fool's fool.


4/14/2014 09:00:00 AM


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