Al's Ramblings

Sunday, July 22, 2018

(7/22/2018 04:55:00 PM) - Al

Rosenthal says Brewers may have asked for both Escobar and Dozier. I suggested that a while back.

Also, says teams have asked about adding SP's to a Britton deal.

7/22/2018 04:55:00 PM

(7/22/2018 03:59:00 PM) - Al

And then there's the drama.

The fact he's not on my side makes me very confident I am on the right side.

7/22/2018 03:59:00 PM

(7/22/2018 03:53:00 PM) - Al

I like Cabrera more than Dozier.

And I would not mind Dozier at all.

7/22/2018 03:53:00 PM

(7/22/2018 03:49:00 PM) - Al

Heyman adds the Brewers to the list of teams interested in Britton, or who have at least asked about him.

He has been excellent in July, shaking off the rust he had accumulated. His velocity is down 2-3 mph on both his pitches, though maybe that's returning a bit as well.

I consider him a huge injury risk, but he is only signed through this season, so whoever gets him is only responsible for about $4.25M he's owed for '18.

7/22/2018 03:49:00 PM

(7/22/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Schoop is a strange name to be associated with Stearns for many reasons, as he's not speedy, not versatile, and his value is built on SLG, not OBP...not to mention, he's been awful this season, after a tremendous '17. He's also been better versus RHP than LHP his whole career.

Much of that can be associated with his BAbip (.255 TY versus .330 LY). Maybe the analytics department thinks it's the result of bad luck more than a reduction in what he has done, I dunno.

Heck, maybe BAL thinks he has negative value and would ask for less for a SP if a team took Schoop.

7/22/2018 03:30:00 PM

(7/22/2018 03:15:00 PM) - Al

Williams was babied heavily in the first half, always given extra days off and never used on consecutive days.

He's probably just suffering from a bit of dead arm and that previously nearly unhittable slider is suddenly just another pitch. Given the situation and a need for rest, might well see him DL'd along with Suter, or just sent down on paper to give him 10 days off.

7/22/2018 03:15:00 PM

(7/22/2018 02:50:00 PM) - Al

Heh. The pot insists the kettle is mighty black.

7/22/2018 02:50:00 PM

(7/22/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Read the entire thread. It's funny in several ways.

7/22/2018 01:30:00 PM

(7/22/2018 01:26:00 PM) - Al

Hey Al,

I've been reading your posts for years now. Ever since the news came out regarding Josh Hader's tweets, I have just sat back and tried to just take in the facts, without emotion. But after last night's standing ovation, a few self-righteous sports writers felt the need to take to twitter and denounce Milwaukee and their fans.

This reaction to Josh Hader entering the game last night, his first in Milwaukee since his awful old tweets emerged during the All-Star Game might be just as ridiculous as his tweets themselves @darrenrovell

Brewers fans quickly forgave Hader for awful tweets. But a standing ovation? “Milwaukee looked small,” writes columnist @dylanohernandez.

While I don't typically speak for others, I can't help but think that my reaction would have been very similar to the 30 thousand plus fans that were at the game. The majority of fans (I would say "all" but there are always some knuckleheads) do not condone the tweets, but rather they understand a few things:

1) The tweets occurred when Hader was 17 and NOT at any point while he has been a major league baseball player.

2) He has since experienced "real life" and has come to understand that these comments were wrong. People learn from life. As we get older, our experiences change who we are.

3) For the crime that was committed by this 17 year old, Mr. Hader has paid a fair price:  

First All-Star game was completely ruined.

He will be associated with these comments for a long time.

He has to attend sensitivity training.

Much like Trump voters, when news agencies take an event and blow it WAY out of proportion, there will be a reaction by people to circle around "their man".

Both of the quotes are from writers that work on the East and West Coasts respectively. They are all too happy to write from their liberal bubbles and take a smack at the "hillbillies" in the Midwest. I do wonder if Mr. Rovell condemned the tweets of his former colleague at ESPN, Janelle Hill, for her tweets against our President. Or if Dylan Hernandez (LA Times) condemned Hollywood elites for giving a standing ovation for a guy that fled the country so that he would not be put on trial for child rape.

Thank you for your blog,

Jason G 

The irony here is, how stupid these people are. Fans always forgive their own, and always boo their opponents. Those expecting an unsupportive home crowd simply are not paying attention. Players accused (and convicted) of sexual assault and child abuse have been welcomed back with open arms. As Chuck Barkley so accurately said, "I am not a role model." All but the most goodie goodie of folks understand that.

As much as some "I know better than you" know it alls would like to punish people by shunning them in addition to criminal repercussions, the vast majority of the people rolls their eyes and asks about their ability to, you know, smack the ball around.

Bullies gonna bully. Negative nellies gonna be negative. The hell with them. The best thing we can do to them is leave them alone...they make themselves miserable just fine on their own.

7/22/2018 01:26:00 PM

(7/22/2018 12:23:00 PM) - Al

Tiger Woods complained because someone yelled in the middle of his swing.

It's difficult to believe any baseball player has ever hit a home run, ain't it?

7/22/2018 12:23:00 PM

(7/22/2018 12:17:00 PM) - Al

Did she not know there would be cameras there?

Healthy as a horse.

7/22/2018 12:17:00 PM

(7/22/2018 11:20:00 AM) - Al

Aguilar out today, tight hammys, cramping.

7/22/2018 11:20:00 AM

(7/22/2018 10:09:00 AM) - Al

As soon as I saw FISA trending this AM, I knew.

When news is bad, they often "dump it" to the old media on a FRI afternoon/evening. By the time the weekend is over, folks have, in theory, moved onto other events and don't pay as much attention to it.

When news is devastating...they dump it on a SAT afternoon/evening, when hardly anyone is paying attention.

The entire "Russia" thing is made up, face saving, I can't believe anyone was dumb enough to believe it, paid for fiction. A wise man saw it right away, because it was such as this does not come out of a campaign that lost a few days after the election.

I'm not going to say "I told you so." Heck, you're already off trading your 401k for a handful of magic beans anyway. In brief, the Clinton campaign paid folks to give them icky, fictional info about President Trump. They used this made up crap to get warrants to spy on the Trump campaign...they treated the dossier as fact, not fiction.

They're awful people. I'm glad they're not on my side. It makes me even more certain I am on the correct side. And, anyone that does not come out very quickly and admit they were wrong, I will ignore every word they say forever.

Kudos to Andrew McCarthy for admitting it. This should be the first of many.

I didn't buy it. Others did.

A well earned victory lap.

Strzok should be in a tiny concrete box. Remember, a couple weeks ago, he was the Dems' hero, who should be given a purple heart. They choose their heroes very, very badly.

For those of you that want the shorthand version, Bongino does a good job of summing it up briefly.

And, by the the Ramblings' store, magic beans are on sale. If you buy a dozen, I'll throw in a thousand for free. Stock up friends. This is a limited time offer.

EDIT: Dershowitz wants an "independent investigation" which, basically says he admits Mueller is not unbiased. 

7/22/2018 10:09:00 AM

(7/22/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al


The funny part to me is, millennials are too self unaware to get the damn joke.

7/22/2018 10:00:00 AM

(7/22/2018 08:36:00 AM) - Al

Chris Archer of the Rays and Sonny Gray/Brandon Drury of the Yankees were all mentioned as available, but their teams are asking a lot and not motivated to move them in the Boston Globe today.

All have been connected to the Crew in the past, though Gray has struggled and has only a year of team control remaining.

7/22/2018 08:36:00 AM

Saturday, July 21, 2018

(7/21/2018 08:43:00 PM) - Al

Don't forget, all the cool kids insisted Matt Kemp was done. Why?

Because he "only" had an 800ish OPS the past couple years, I guess. The real irony is, Kemp is still just 33. He might play for another half decade if he wants to and can stay healthy.

7/21/2018 08:43:00 PM

(7/21/2018 08:35:00 PM) - Al

The irony is, the "me too" movement would have never taken place if the guilty had been Republicans.

The victims would not have hesitated to blame GOPers. However, they did not want anyone to blame them for Dems losing their jobs.

7/21/2018 08:35:00 PM

(7/21/2018 04:21:00 PM) - Al

Albers and Thames had good reports on the rehab front. Barring setbacks, both sound less than a week away.

7/21/2018 04:21:00 PM

(7/21/2018 04:15:00 PM) - Al

Braun returns, Nottingham down.

I assume they kept Jacob an extra game just to insure themselves against Pina reinjuring himself and to allow some PH/PR freedom.

7/21/2018 04:15:00 PM

(7/21/2018 04:11:00 PM) - Al

Another reason I think Stearns will add a reliever...they're cheap. Neither prospect was in the A's top 30, though, of course, that does not mean they'll never have success.

Freddy Peralta wasn't in the Mariners' top 30 when the Crew got him for Adam Lind either. Quantity is a fine thing to have too. As much as we disregard roster filler and organizational soldiers, by sheer numbers alone, sometimes, they make it.

7/21/2018 04:11:00 PM

(7/21/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

The irony? If they keep talking that socialist crap, they might.

7/21/2018 04:00:00 PM

(7/21/2018 02:11:00 PM) - Al

After losing out on Machado, the D-Backs and Brewers are believed to be among the suitors for Asdrubal Cabrera, reports's Mark Feinsand. Cabrera, an impending free agent, is expected to be moved before the July 31 deadline with the Mets out of the postseason race.

Both the D-Backs and Brewers have an opening at shortstop -- the Brewers could also use second base help -- though Cabrera has played second base almost exclusively since last year. He's played plenty of shortstop in his career, so sliding back over shouldn't be too difficult, though his defense at the position is questionable at this point of his career.

Cabrera is hitting .281/.334/.490 with 17 home runs this season. Arizona's shortstops have hit .230/.287/.430 this year while Milwaukee's middle infielders own a combined .227/.280/.332 batting line in over 800 plate appearances. Easy to see how Cabrera fits either team.--CBS

I can't imagine Cabrera playing SS...unless, of course, he's paired with Brad Miller up the middle. That said, I'd probably prefer him over Dozier, being the OBP shark I am.

EDIT: Surprised to see Cabrera played about 500 innings at SS last season, I thought he had been playing 2B for at least 2-3 years. His numbers were weak there on D, but in a tiny sample, it could have been a couple bad hops. Overall, he's -5 runs by UZR, or -23 by DRS in the last 2500 or so innings, about 300 games.

7/21/2018 02:11:00 PM

(7/21/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Coulda went either way.

7/21/2018 01:00:00 PM

(7/21/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, he's never meant a word he's ever said, so there's that.

It's funny because it's true

The funny thing is, why doesn't he celebrate success and wealth? Why would he put those people down?

7/21/2018 01:00:00 PM

(7/21/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

This is how many evangelical voters feel. They have seen guys like Mike Huckabee get no votes.

Simply put, they'd rather win and get stuff passed than lose and not.

Me too. I'm puzzled why that's a surprise to anyone. I love my country far too much to see it suffer in the hands of Obama and Hillary.

7/21/2018 11:30:00 AM

(7/21/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

As I have pointed out a couple times, while the old media is pretending these tariffs are brand new, President Trump is pointing out that while the USA "fighting back" is new, the other nations have been using them for years.

I'm not sure if he's going to make this a "look at me, I'm working for you" issue or not...but I would not be surprised. Thus far, he has been spot on in choosing which topics to have the old media attack him on...and then realize the public sides squarely with the White House.

7/21/2018 11:00:00 AM

(7/21/2018 10:42:00 AM) - Al

It's so sad how often teams just let guys play injured and then wonder why they are not effective.

7/21/2018 10:42:00 AM

(7/21/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Shut up, Joe. Socialism will win in 2020. Easy.

7/21/2018 08:30:00 AM

(7/21/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Warren is the gift that just keeps on giving to the GOP.

7/21/2018 04:00:00 AM

(7/21/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

There are a lot of companies this will work very nicely with.

Changing the subject, it's also a reason why family farms are not nearly as efficient as huge operations (disparagingly called CAFOs) by those envious of their ability to make money. Happy employees that look forward to work usually do a far better job than those who are told to do something even though they may well not want to.

Showing up that 5th day, for many paperpushers, is just a waste of time. A few less trips to the bathrooms and fewer long lunches...and the motivation of a 3rd day off, easily makes up for that 5th day of work...which is often just a half day anyway. The Rambling wife's office is often completely empty on FRI afternoons...she was once the last one to leave at 2:30.

7/21/2018 03:00:00 AM

(7/21/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, the ones that were $8500 were, you know, not up to the high standards we have for, you know, things we sit on to rid our bodies of fecal matter.

{Note to self: Being PC sucks when writing about poop.}

7/21/2018 01:30:00 AM

(7/21/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

I don't say they're economic illiterates.

They do that to themselves.

7/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Friday, July 20, 2018

(7/20/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

2018 Brewers record runs allowed/runs scored

3 or less--14-35
4 or more--41-9


4 or less--47-18
5 or more--8-26

Last updated with the games of FRI, 7/20.

With luck, I will try to keep this updated daily.

Years ago, Pete Vuckovich was the Brewers' TV color guy, or one of 2-3 that season, I can't recall. For all of his drunken exploits and overall goofy stories involving him that are brought up; he was a pitching coach, pitching coordinator, scout, or assistant to the GM for a variety of MLB teams for the better part of the past 30 years, so he's not some dumb oaf. He was far from a brilliant analyst, as his knowledge was almost entirely talking pitching and pitch selection.

However, one night, almost in passing, the Brewers scored their 4th run of the game, and went up like 4-1 or 4-2. He called that "the run of victory," or something like that. He went onto say, for all but a team or two, the 4th run was key. In fact, he said, almost every club will have a losing record if they score 3, but a winning mark if they score 4. The play by play guy, who I think was Jim Patchke, all but ignored it.

Vuke, probably pushed on by the guys in the truck, as this was like Twain literature compared to his usual drivel, added the same was true for pitching, if you give up 4 or less, you'll probably win, and 5 or more, you'll probably lose. I have always remembered this and have always found it to be 100% accurate...but have never heard another baseball person say it, even 30 years later.

The other thing I'll add is note how much better of a manager Counsell is when his pitchers pitch nicely and/or his hitters score a bunch. It's not a complicated game.

7/20/2018 11:30:00 PM

(7/20/2018 09:39:00 PM) - Al

I have never figured out how to "read" Doug Melvin, and now, David Stearns, who I'm sure sat down and chatted with Stearns about keeping his cards close to the vest when he came to MIL. However, while he, as usual, managed to say almost nothing in several minutes with the TV team, he seemed to go out of his way to say, as far as run prevention foes, just about every team would like to add an arm this time of year.

While most of the talk has been about Dozier (and a SS/2B type would certainly make sense), I would be shocked if they did not pick up a pitcher, though I seem to be in the minority who feels it will be a reliever or swingman rather than a SP.

7/20/2018 09:39:00 PM

(7/20/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Domino's is inexpensive and quality.

They're not as good as fancy $20 pizza joints, but they're not competing with them.

7/20/2018 07:30:00 PM

(7/20/2018 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Tell me again how you feel sorry for those poor prisoners that are kept in solitary confinement because they are dangerous to others.

You choose to feel pity all you want for the criminals.

I'll save my pity for the victims.

7/20/2018 06:30:00 PM

(7/20/2018 06:26:00 PM) - Al

Pina activated, Braun likely to be tomorrow.

Getting healthy, slowly, but surely. 

7/20/2018 06:26:00 PM

(7/20/2018 06:19:00 PM) - Al


As others have suggested, President Trump should play this, and come on afterwards and say, "I'm President Trump, and I approve this message."

7/20/2018 06:19:00 PM

(7/20/2018 05:30:00 PM) - Al

First of all, they're not that short.

Second of all, do they realize they're not as short as volleyball players wear all the time?

This is why moms get a bad rap. They take their own opinions and try and insist others have to have the same ones.

7/20/2018 05:30:00 PM

(7/20/2018 04:11:00 PM) - Al

Fangraphs just did their "most trade value" series they do annually.

Many of the Brewers' supposed trade targets, young SP's with team control, fell off the list from last year, Archer, Fullmer, Stroman, Ray to name a few.
Now, some of them fell off because they have been ineffective. Still, I see this as buying merch on sale. Guys with a career ERA of 3.25 do not have years of 3.11, 3.17, and 3.41. They have years like 2.45, 4.44, 3.51. It all balances out.

7/20/2018 04:11:00 PM

(7/20/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

If she ever goes out in weather over 75 degrees, her entire head will melt.

7/20/2018 04:00:00 PM

(7/20/2018 03:50:00 PM) - Al

I was flipping last night and they mentioned how Matt Carpenter has a .159 BA versus the Cubs. I thought to myself, "small sample alert" and kept flipping.

Today, he has 4 extra base hits.

 Hard to believe the cliched tripe ESPN passes off as analysis.

7/20/2018 03:50:00 PM

(7/20/2018 02:43:00 PM) - Al

He's not available for comment, you see...because he died in Benghazi.

7/20/2018 02:43:00 PM

(7/20/2018 02:12:00 PM) - Al

If this restaurant would have had the guts to publicize this and double down, saying they were keeping the discount, they'd have a line out to the street for months.

Folks need to give up being PC and simply tell the protesters to go to hell. They can give discounts to anyone for any reason.

7/20/2018 02:12:00 PM

(7/20/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

7/20/2018 01:00:00 PM

(7/20/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Is she just seeking publicity?


Still a big fan.

Hey, ya use what ya got. 

7/20/2018 12:00:00 PM

(7/20/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

That was different. Because shut up.

If Bill's pants were on, all was well.

7/20/2018 12:00:00 PM

(7/20/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

This is a parody news site.

Even though it could easily be true.

7/20/2018 10:00:00 AM

(7/20/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Another huge problem is that Burning Man is basically just a huge drug binge that is so far away from the mainstream population that it is almost law enforcement free.

7/20/2018 08:30:00 AM

(7/20/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh. Of course he did.

7/20/2018 06:30:00 AM

(7/20/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Bad luck, I'm telling you.

7/20/2018 05:30:00 AM

(7/20/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

This gent had the truth.

It's just that everyone keeps looking for something that isn't there.

7/20/2018 03:30:00 AM

(7/20/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

This is what Obama said when he assumed Hillary would win.

Save your pretend outrage. I ain't buying it, nor do I think for a second anyone would have cared if the old, clumsy one had bothered campaigning in WI or PA.

7/20/2018 02:00:00 AM

Thursday, July 19, 2018

(7/19/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm telling you, it's just impossible to make it in the USA without being born into a wealthy family...

7/19/2018 11:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 10:10:00 PM) - Al

Cubs acquire Chavez.

If you will recall, it was reported the Brewers and Chavez had agreed to terms, but Jesse later signed with TEX. May have been a 40 man issue.

The irony is, on message boards, many said Chavez was HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE, and AWFUL, as I believe he had a bad 2017. Amazingly, he's been effective this season, and as pointed out, is a "swingman" type, capable of functioning as both a SP and RP. I believe the Cubs have several makeups games, so they probably have a few doubleheaders, or just feel the need to protect their bullpen.

7/19/2018 10:10:00 PM

(7/19/2018 09:40:00 PM) - Al

One thing to remember, if the Crew would trade for Dozier, it does not mean he'll play every day. He would go into "the mix" with Miller, Perez, and so on. It is funny how few seem to remember Walker was basically platooned after being acquired last year, but, on the strong half of the platoon.

Right now, Saladino is going to play SS most days, as he is hitting well and by far the best defensive SS currently with the club. But I can certainly see Miller picking up plenty of starts at 2B if he's hitting RHP (he has never really hit LHP). If they both start hitting, then maybe we'd see more Miller at SS, until the inevitable defensive replacement occurs (no offense to Brad, he makes the routine plays, but he's not a SS anymore, but you go with what you got).

As I often say, having plenty of good players having good seasons is not a problem to me. If you have Yelich or Cain, they play most every day. Otherwise, you go with the hot hand or the matchups. Counsell probably gets 50 pages of printouts every day with every imaginable split and the like. But the truth is, if someone goes 3-4 one day, if a same handed pitcher starts the next day, they'll likely get the first chance.

7/19/2018 09:40:00 PM

(7/19/2018 08:30:00 PM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything.

7/19/2018 08:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 08:14:00 PM) - Al

Again, all he did was ask.

This is the 5th or 6th thing he's accomplished in this manner. It is, simply, astounding.

7/19/2018 08:14:00 PM

(7/19/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Brewers have 3 of the top 50, 5 in the top 125.

I feel Peralta and Burnes are low, while Erceg is high.

7/19/2018 07:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 07:27:00 PM) - Al

No offense to Orlando, but as good as Tyler is playing, there is no hurry at all.

7/19/2018 07:27:00 PM

(7/19/2018 07:22:00 PM) - Al


Talk about not knowing when to shut the hell up. That's like Ted Kennedy chastising someone for drinking, driving, and leaving the scene of accident.

7/19/2018 07:22:00 PM

(7/19/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

That's a damn shame.

Quit killing people, said the hit man.

7/19/2018 06:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

In case you are wondering why this has not been covered in the old media, it's because it is proof, once again, a decade later, Sarah Palin was 100% correct in her prediction of death panels.

Once they start, soon, no disabled, different, or "special" kids will ever be born. Then, they'll move onto shorter, chubbier kids. Finally, they'll start eliminating the dumb ones, at 3 or 4.

Why? Because, like these kids, they cost too damn much.

7/19/2018 04:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

By the grace of God, never let the Dems stop talking.

7/19/2018 03:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 03:15:00 PM) - Al

I actually noticed this a few days ago.

I assumed they would pair it with a newer film at the drive ins since it is summer...despite the fact most folks are obviously there for the newer film, they split the gross 50/50.

Regardless, they will never pull BP until it hits $ hook or by crook.

On the subject, while many folks were insisting the end of the movie business was upon us (as they have been doing since I was a child), 8 of the top 12 highest grossing films in the USA have been released in the past 3.5 years. I realize tickets are more expensive, but, let's not pretend the movie industry is anytrhing but strong.

I'm not sure of many things, but I am sure of 50 years, and well beyond that, people will be gathering together in large rooms to watch movies.

7/19/2018 03:15:00 PM

(7/19/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Time machine = getting up a few minutes earlier

No, I'm not sure why everyone thinks people exaggerate so

7/19/2018 03:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al


Of course, unemployment is so low because so many rubes are working 2 jobs*.

*This is true only if you are a socialist trying to explain away the fact socialism has never worked and capitalism does.

7/19/2018 02:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

This person's "favorite player on the Quakes" would have been promoted soon anyway.

It's really difficult to believe how ignorant some of these clowns are.

7/19/2018 02:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Look quick, because this story will not be mentioned on the evening news.


7/19/2018 01:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 01:21:00 PM) - Al


7/19/2018 01:21:00 PM

(7/19/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, the left loves anything that makes the USA look weak.

7/19/2018 01:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

But the old media insisted he did a terrible job.

If only he would have leaned over and whispered something embarrassing about how he'd be able to do more underhanded stuff after he was reelected.

Because that's what godlike geniuses do. If you disagree, you're a racist.

7/19/2018 12:30:00 PM

(7/19/2018 12:25:00 PM) - Al

1. Politifact leans way left. Remember, they insisted his "you can keep your doctor" was the true, before changing their mind to "lie of the year" when everyone pointed out what hacks they were.

2. "Pants on fire?" A complete fool would be a far better summary.

I may not always be correct, but there's 2 things I was dead accurate on from day one....Davy Hogg and this gal are both as stupid as they get. Every time they speak, the right gains voters. That's why I often repeat what they say.

I'm so glad the old media made them political darlings I can make fun of. Thank ya boys.

7/19/2018 12:25:00 PM

(7/19/2018 12:16:00 PM) - Al

One thing to be learned from the Hand/Cimber trade...always draft the best possible player available, don't worry at all if you already have a young player in that spot.

Think how great it would be if the Crew had Hiura and Hiura could deal one and still have a young 2B ready to take over as soon as sometime next season.

7/19/2018 12:16:00 PM

(7/19/2018 12:09:00 PM) - Al

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This is one of the partners on my dad in law's operation. The corn was head high on July 4th, and now looks to have doubled in height in just under 3 weeks.


7/19/2018 12:09:00 PM

(7/19/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I admit, I laugh out loud at these every single day.

It's not as hot because it's getting hotter, you rube! Oh, and by the way, you're late again with your climate change tax that has nothing to do with why I insist the world is ending.

7/19/2018 12:00:00 PM

(7/19/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Orioles proudly enter 20th century, admit they need to rebuild.

Being on pace to win 47 games was more than likely Dr. Holmes' first clue.

Reload or accumulate young talent are the current buzz words, but when you proudly just moved into something that began 18 years ago, you gotta go slow. On APR1, 2019, if you look at their roster and see more than a couple players with more than 3 years of team control, we will know they failed.

7/19/2018 11:30:00 AM

(7/19/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

This isn't nearly as bad as many government regulations.

To be honest, they just insist skim milk is "vitamin enriched" or "fortified," not sure which term is correct.

I just heard yesterday they are thinking of making almond milk and other types of "drinks" use another term other than milk. I know Sean Duffy has been pushing for that for ages.

7/19/2018 10:30:00 AM

(7/19/2018 10:21:00 AM) - Al

Damn Tribe is stealing Brad Hand from my Brewers. They got Adam Cimber, a useful reliever as well.

I might not be as unhappy once I see how much talent is going the other way. It should be more than the Dodgers gave for Machado, as Hand and Climber both have plenty of team control.

Top C prospect and top 10 prospect overall, Fransisco Meija (yep, the one in the blocked Lucroy deal) one player heading back to SD. That means a Brewers swap would have had to had Hiura in it.

Wow, hearing just Meija. You'd think SD would have wanted a couple low level prospects in case of injury. Of course, CLE had a player tons of teams wanted.

ADDED: The fact that Meija may end up in LF/RF (or, anywhere not catching), makes me think the early money is on CLE winning this trade. 

7/19/2018 10:21:00 AM

(7/19/2018 10:10:00 AM) - Al

Not only is this true, but the Obama administration bragged about trying to influence elections in various nations all over the world.

7/19/2018 10:10:00 AM

(7/19/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al


One minor negative we've seen in the past 18 months is that gas prices have risen. Reasons for this are many fold, if I could explain it in a couple sentences, I would not bother, as I'd pass my time buying and selling futures for a few minutes a day as college coeds giggled around me, as I soaked my rough feet in various skin softeners, so they never itched again.

However, a couple weeks ago, AAA said more Americans were taking a vacation this summer than ever before (no I do not know if this is defined by traveling X amount of miles or more, or what...nor do I care). Regardless, it was hailed as a sign of the booming economy, because, wait for it, people rarely take vacations if they are broke. Disposable income = travel and tourism.

{That's why the Obama era was not known for being good for tourism. However, one cannot argue it was excellent for paying far more premiums for far less healthcare.}

So, to be blunt, a booming economy means 2 things...more folks traveling and more goods being shipped. Both those things mean the demand for gas goes up, which (I'll double check with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just to be sure, since she's an economics genius!) means the supply has to go up as well. It costs money to drill, refine, and transport gasoline. Hence (raise your hand if you didn't follow), the price rises as well.

7/19/2018 09:30:00 AM

(7/19/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Reminds me of my single days.

7/19/2018 09:00:00 AM

(7/19/2018 08:40:00 AM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

Everyone is a genius and knows how to do everything.

Shorter version: The experts that fawned over foreign policy that for 8 years sent cash to terrorists, called ISIS a JV team, drew a line in Syria and then meekly stuck its head in the sand and ignored the genocide of half a million people (with 6M displaced, google up Mercy Corps if you wish), and kicked the can down the proverbial road for 8 years now wonders if President Trump meeting with and negotiating with world leaders with nuclear weapons is a good idea.

It really is quite simple. Everyone is smart except Donald J. Trump. That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected President. Only Trump does not know what he is doing. Only Trump does not know how to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. Anderson Cooper knows how to stand up to Putin. The whole crowd at MSNBC does. All the journalists do.

They could not stand up to Matt Lauer at NBC. They could not stand up to Charlie Rose at CBS. They could not stand up to Mark Halperin at NBC. Nor up to Leon Wieseltier at the New Republic, nor Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone, nor Michael Oreskes at NPR, at the New York Times, or at the Associated Press. But — oh, wow! — can they ever stand up to Putin! Only Trump is incapable of negotiating with the Russian

What we need, damn it, is the old media and Hollywood left to step in and save us. Because, after all, what would a businessman and real estate tycoon know about negotiating?

If only there was a community organizer who has never run anything in his life to step in and save the day!

7/19/2018 08:40:00 AM

(7/19/2018 08:07:00 AM) - Al

One wonders how many of those "small donors" are using the "crumbs" from their tax cuts to send in their contributions.

Always remember, the other side proudly voted against tax cuts because they knew they would work.

7/19/2018 08:07:00 AM

(7/19/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Emailer sends this tweet along. Looks like lots of MLB players should make their account private and delete in poor taste tweets.

I often joke Blazing Saddles could never be made today. Heck, There's Something About Mary wouldn't be either. Dumb and Dumber is borderline.

7/19/2018 06:00:00 AM

(7/19/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

It's true you know.

7/19/2018 01:30:00 AM

(7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

Simply astounding.

7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

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