Al's Ramblings



Monday, July 25, 2016

(7/25/2016 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Joel Osteen got 30K to pay $50 to show up at his event on a SAT night in Detroit, while most churches sit a third full on Sunday and beg folks in with coffee and donuts.

You guys just keep doing what you're doing. Don't change a thing. Next week, it will be packed.

Heh.


7/25/2016 06:00:00 AM



(7/25/2016 05:30:00 AM) - Al




I can only think of two possible differences:

1. The Clintons are Dems.

2. Ivanka is successful.



7/25/2016 05:30:00 AM


Sunday, July 24, 2016

(7/24/2016 08:49:00 PM) - Al

I've struggling to realize how exactly two months of Chapman is worth a package of the Cubs' top prospects. The mere mention of Torres, a can't miss SS, is far too much in my mind.

I get it, a shut down bullpen means the SP's only have to get through 4-5 innings. They seem to be taking a 5-7 year run and wittling it down to 3-5.


7/24/2016 08:49:00 PM



(7/24/2016 07:08:00 PM) - Al

I've said for a couple years she is in ill health. Her actions and appearance...she looks and talks horribly compared to 2013-14.


7/24/2016 07:08:00 PM



(7/24/2016 06:32:00 PM) - Al

I'm seriously questioning whether Kerry is this stupid or just this off the beaten path.


7/24/2016 06:32:00 PM



(7/24/2016 06:21:00 PM) - Al

Mets still looking at Lucroy.

The Crew turned down D'Arnaud straight up for him. Heh.That must have been a tough call. DA is actually pretty good if he can stay healthy, but he ain't Lucroy.


7/24/2016 06:21:00 PM



(7/24/2016 06:11:00 PM) - Al

Brazille named interim leader of Dems...she's just as guilty as DWS.

Of course, finding a lefty with a clean sheet might be tough...right Bill?


7/24/2016 06:11:00 PM



(7/24/2016 04:52:00 PM) - Al

Shortsighted.

Hard to believe Sanders' supporters don't really seem to have thought the whole thing out.

They remind me of the never Trump "conservatives." Too busy thinking of themselves to realize the big picture. 


7/24/2016 04:52:00 PM



(7/24/2016 04:46:00 PM) - Al

Don't hear anyone questioning the shift anymore do you? It prevents several hits a game, though it allows 1-2 as well.

It's just math.


7/24/2016 04:46:00 PM



(7/24/2016 04:44:00 PM) - Al

I am absolutely dying today at all the Hillary supporters tweeting that Malik Obama's birth certificate needs to be checked.--Rick Fuller

The old media barely reported it, but let us not forget, the only birth certificate controversy in 2008 was the left making sure John McCain was eligible, having been born on a US military base. Trump convinced Obama to finally make his public, even though he did not need to...and as far as I know, never did produce the proper one, the "long form."


7/24/2016 04:44:00 PM



(7/24/2016 04:32:00 PM) - Al

Hearing there are a lot of protestors in Philly...but because it's so hot, they haven't had the staying power, dispersing in the hot afternoon sun with plans to return later. After a nap and some drug use rest, they haven't been making it back.

Remember, Occupy ended, as I predicted, because it got chilly in the fall, so they all went home to mom and dad's house. It's not a very rugged group.

I saw one report that the most loud and boisterous exchange witnessed thus far was because their bottled water was not cold.


7/24/2016 04:32:00 PM



(7/24/2016 03:59:00 PM) - Al

The White Sox seem to be a grumpy group of whiners and complainers.

Note that despite this, they were really good early in the season.


7/24/2016 03:59:00 PM



(7/24/2016 03:42:00 PM) - Al

They don't care about any of that stuff at all. It's all just fiction.

If they cared at all about it, the president wouldn't fly several jets to Hawaii just because they despise each other.


7/24/2016 03:42:00 PM



(7/24/2016 03:10:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife bought a couple "cooling towels" that you put around your neck or wear as a headband for when they visit Disney. She uses them on her walks when it's hot and they work wonderfully. They stay cool regardless, and especially so when soaked in cold water.

I wonder why the players don't wear them when on the field, I'm sure you could pin them somehow to keep them in place. Might have to wear them out of sight, so maybe they are.


7/24/2016 03:10:00 PM



(7/24/2016 03:03:00 PM) - Al

Lastella was an "easy out" at 2B, but if the throw is anything but perfect, if it's offline or weak, he makes it. Guys are taking more chances on the base paths, because there are not a lot of 10-7 and 8-6 games anymore. Many casuals are slow to figure that out.


7/24/2016 03:03:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:53:00 PM) - Al

Guerra is a pretty good hitting pitcher. If they see that alignment again, with the 2B basically playing for the bunt between the mound and 1B, they will probably just hit let swing away and try to hit a ball to the right side. They're trying to take away the bunt, but risking the base hit...I assume it's basically a ploy to protect the fragile psyche of Lester.


7/24/2016 02:53:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:50:00 PM) - Al

The thing about Lester allowing so many stolen bases is the same as allowing walks...for the most part, you still need a hit to score them, even if they run wild. That one year the Padres were only throwing out like 5% of the runners, Doug commented when he was on with the TV guys that it did not seem to hurt them.


7/24/2016 02:50:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:47:00 PM) - Al

It used to be so hot in St. Louis on the old artificial turf that Keith Hernandez used to stand on the dirt cutout by 1B because his feet would get so hot they would burn, like a sunburn.


7/24/2016 02:47:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:33:00 PM) - Al

The Yankees asked for final offers on Chapman from DC, CHC, and CLE, and a 4th "mystery team" that may be involved.

Many feel the Tribe is ahead at the moment.


7/24/2016 02:33:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I was just thinking while I was riding my bike during the first couple innings, Middlebrooks looks to be one of the best defensive 3B the Crew has had in a long time. That might be why he keeps getting so many chances, despite weak offensive numbers for several years.

Hopefully, his injury is minor, but it looked as if it was serious.


7/24/2016 02:30:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:11:00 PM) - Al

I'd take a chance on Shelby Miller, as much of his downfall may be related to the altitude in ARI and maybe just some bad luck.


7/24/2016 02:11:00 PM



(7/24/2016 02:02:00 PM) - Al

Garza never throws to 1B either, but works on varying his set position time, stepping off repeatedly, and doing whatever he can.

Lester acts as if he's offended, and starts complaining about balls and strikes. It's hard to believe such a good pitcher is so mentally weak.


7/24/2016 02:02:00 PM



(7/24/2016 11:45:00 AM) - Al

So, this is why the Dems treat these terrorists and thugs better than the cops and military.


7/24/2016 11:45:00 AM



(7/24/2016 10:30:00 AM) - Al

The party of Hillary is corrupt from top to bottom?

I, for one, am shocked. 

And yes, the irony of punishing some figurehead in the party for email irresponsibility while Hillary Clinton is your nominee for president is very, very funny.


7/24/2016 10:30:00 AM



(7/24/2016 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Jerry Crasnik says the Sale situation might "grind trade talks to a halt."

Why? Teams probably love the fact his arm is getting a few days off before they get him. The White Sox are probably thrilled they have an excuse to just sit him so he can't get hurt (ATL had Teheran go down, though he was probably staying put anyway).


7/24/2016 08:00:00 AM



(7/24/2016 08:00:00 AM) - Al

My first thought when I saw Profar was being offered by TEX, though most likely for a SP...I doubt Stearns would have any interest in him, as he only has 3 years of service time remaining after the current campaign.

My second thought...Profar plus 2-4 prospects for Lucroy and Nelson seems like a fair swap. Stearns could then offer Profar up to teams who want a 2B/SS/3B, as he's probably the best of each on the market...and get another 2-4 prospects, especially if paired with a reliever.




7/24/2016 08:00:00 AM



(7/24/2016 12:30:00 AM) - Al




I blame the vegans.


7/24/2016 12:30:00 AM


Saturday, July 23, 2016

(7/23/2016 11:27:00 PM) - Al

The rebuild started when Yo was traded; Tom H was just not intelligent enough to see it, then or now.

The one part of this long winded piece that is accurate is something I've been saying for a few weeks...where Villar plays next will be determined by what prospects are acquired. If they would get Gallo or some other nearly ready 3B, Villar will likely move to 2B (whenever Arcia is promoted) and Scooter will be dealt, in the offseason at the latest. If they do not, the infield could well be 1B/Scooter/Arcia/Villar to begin 2017.

I've wondered a few times aloud if Scooter would like to sign an extension, though I have no idea if Stearns would have any interest, as of this second, he has yet to sign a single player to a multiyear contract.


7/23/2016 11:27:00 PM



(7/23/2016 11:04:00 PM) - Al

Closers are not special. They are just the pitching the 9th instead of the 6th or 7th.




7/23/2016 11:04:00 PM



(7/23/2016 10:54:00 PM) - Al

Al,

Went to my 1st game of the season tonight, and I heard at least a pair of people say what you said a while ago. Basically, "this season is so much less stressful than back when they were winning." 

I know back in 2011, if they had a 1 run lead in the 8th and 9th inning, my stomach would start to hurt. Just imagine if the bullpen would have been bad, as KRod and Axford were as good as it gets. Tonight, even before the HR, it was like "I hope they win, but, not a big deal." 

Nick

I can't say I get stressed, as it's just a game, but I see the point...it's almost like watching a game between a couple generic teams, like turning on the TV and seeing the Rays/Mariners are on...it's an enjoyable way of passing the time, but hardly important. We know it makes little difference in the long run if they win 70 or 71 this year. 


7/23/2016 10:54:00 PM



(7/23/2016 10:43:00 PM) - Al

Reverted Chapman post to a draft because I believe that is a fake Buster Olney account.

If only they used their time to help those in need, like I do...


7/23/2016 10:43:00 PM



(7/23/2016 09:47:00 PM) - Al

Yankees telling teams they are close to trading Chapman. Just as important, they are keeping Miller.

This will likely help set the market for Smith, as he's certainly not as dominant, but is also under team control for 3+ seasons. Plus, the teams that would have liked Chapman or Miller will be forced to look for lesser alternatives. Smith may now be the best LH reliever available, and might be one of the top 3-5 relievers that throw with either arm.

No one asks out the cute girl in the band until the cheerleaders are off the market.


7/23/2016 09:47:00 PM



(7/23/2016 09:41:00 PM) - Al

I made pulled pork for supper tonight (no, my work is never done). I slid the crock pot into place about 11, put the frozen like a bowling ball boneless ribs in, added some water, pepper, and garlic powder; and turned it on. We ate about 7, and afterwards, the Rambling son was cleaning up, he reported the crock pot must have leaked out juice behind it.

Turns out, I had put the crock pot about a foot in front of the butter tray. Butter does not handle residual heat well. Most of a stick melted away in the course of 8 hours.

For whatever reason, I was reminded of the Rambling mom, who in this case, would have made a mental note to buy more butter at the coop where they sent their milk. They always bought all their cheese and butter from there...even though it was far from inexpensive. I recall them paying $4-5 for a block of cheese 3 decades ago, and not only is it $1.49 for 8 ounces NOW at Aldi or Wal Mart, I recall being shocked to see cheese on sale for 79 or 99 cents when I moved to Eau Claire and would shop for myself. I have no doubt it was good cheese, and it may have been aged a tad longer, but the reason was simple...she did not have to pay for it. They just deducted it from the check they sent each month.

I recall many financial gurus always telling folks to automatically deduct 5-10% from your check into a savings or investment account. I guess it's the same concept...you don't miss what you never see. 


7/23/2016 09:41:00 PM



(7/23/2016 09:15:00 PM) - Al

At least the 2nd time she's begged Sanders to take her place.

1. Sooner or later, you get the feeling she would rather sit home.

2. Glenn said a few weeks ago if he were in charge of the GOP, he'd print up thousands of Stein stickers and pamphlets and distribute them on college campuses in swing states. I thought it was brilliant then, and I still do.


7/23/2016 09:15:00 PM



(7/23/2016 08:36:00 PM) - Al

The inept protect the inept.

It's just embarrassing how they can keep guys on the payroll that ignore the actual replay result because "well, it's kind of close, so I dunno if it's conclusive."

If it wasn't close, you wouldn't need to review it. Why bother if they're just going to let them stand anyway?

Of course, they'll have a job regardless, so, why bother embarrassing the guy, right?


7/23/2016 08:36:00 PM



(7/23/2016 08:33:00 PM) - Al

Every time Clayton Richards comes into pitch, I wonder why he's still with the Cubs. He's 32, has a 6ish ERA the past 3 years, and the only positive I can say about him is used to be a SP, so maybe he could give you 2-3 frames if a starter was unable to go some night.


7/23/2016 08:33:00 PM



(7/23/2016 08:10:00 PM) - Al

Amazingly, the fight centered on Sale’s disdain for the White Sox’s throwback uniforms. Sale didn’t want to put them on, so he cut all of them up to prevent anyone from wearing them, relays Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal subsequently corroborated Stokke’s report, adding that Sale first requested Chicago not wear the uniforms because they’re uncomfortable. When the White Sox declined, Sale became livid because, in his view, the franchise decided to prioritize p.r. and jersey sales over winning.--MLTR

Wow. Destruction of property and just in general, being an ignorant, selfish oaf.

Would I want him taking the ball on my team every 5th day? Yes.

Would I go out of my way to avoid him and hate the fact he's around the other 4.

Yep. 





7/23/2016 08:10:00 PM



(7/23/2016 07:35:00 PM) - Al

Flores has smacked the ball hard twice tonight, is 0-2. His line is artificially low for a number of reasons....270 BAbip, often starts versus LH SP because he hits them better than Nieuwenhuis, and when he doesn't start, he often PH's against a LHP because the RH hitters started and since he hits them somewhat, is called on before other southpaw bats.

I'm the first to say he's likely overmatched as an everyday player, at least at 24, but has no options and looks to be a near perfect 4th/5th OF, so he remains. Nice defender at all 3 spots, and can also play 1B, though Lucroy has pretty much picked up the extra AB's there...though probably not for much longer. He's done a fine job taking walks and looking good at the plate even without plus results so far.


7/23/2016 07:35:00 PM



(7/23/2016 06:14:00 PM) - Al

There are at least a half dozen teams that will gladly overlook this little altercation. Character is often discussed, but always comes in 2nd to winning.

That said, it makes twice now in just a few months Sale has been, at best, a loudmouth and not very bright. While it would not scare me away from him if I were a contending GM, it would give me pause and order plenty of background checks on him before swapping 5 of my best youngsters for him.


7/23/2016 06:14:00 PM



(7/23/2016 05:43:00 PM) - Al

This CLE writer says the Tribe should trade some prospects for Lucroy and a reliever.

1. His reasoning, that past prospects have failed, is weak and, to be blunt, really stupid. Prospects fail all the time, because they are unproven. That's why you need depth.

2. He's right though...that system is loaded. He named a half dozen guys off the top of his head, and they have at least a dozen more of some merit.


7/23/2016 05:43:00 PM



(7/23/2016 05:18:00 PM) - Al

So funny to watch Nate Silver unabashedly spin every poll and news item to the left.

If Hillary was found with a smoking gun standing over the dead body of Bill's mistress, Nate would report, "Despite being of middle age, the honest and beautiful Clinton not only scared away the murderer, but protected the slut until authorities could reach the scene."


7/23/2016 05:18:00 PM



(7/23/2016 05:11:00 PM) - Al

Rangers are focused on pitching and not really in on Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy.--TR Sullivan

I don't think any team is close to meeting Stearns' price at this moment. That said, considering CWS is said to want 5 prospects for Sale...a team would probably try to get that trade done first and then move on to Lucroy/reliever.


7/23/2016 05:11:00 PM



(7/23/2016 05:01:00 PM) - Al




She said yes.

Talk about winning at life. 


7/23/2016 05:01:00 PM



(7/23/2016 04:57:00 PM) - Al

I have no doubt the old media would not report WW3 if it helped the Dems.

Russia's lack of respect for the USA coincides with Obama's presidency. They waltzed right into the Ukraine knowing he would pretend it never happened, and would ignore the treaty Bill Clinton signed with them, promising our support and defense.

I truly do not think it's possible to adequately describe how pathetic his foreign policy has been. He is both clueless and purposeless.


7/23/2016 04:57:00 PM



(7/23/2016 04:26:00 PM) - Al

The fact Hillary was able to ignore this pretty much tells you she will do ANYTHING to win.

If their data would have said her best VP pick was the corpse of Teddy Kennedy, she'd be out in the cemetery with a shovel herself.


7/23/2016 04:26:00 PM



(7/23/2016 03:54:00 PM) - Al

The left simply despises capitalism.


7/23/2016 03:54:00 PM



(7/23/2016 03:01:00 PM) - Al

Per internet rumors...SF is willing to deal top prospect Christian Arroyo, who has been deemed as an untouchable. Tyler Beede, top SP, is not going to be moved unless the trade includes a SP.

It would obviously take more than Jeffress or Smith to get Arroyo...of course, it doesn't stop MIL from asking.


7/23/2016 03:01:00 PM



(7/23/2016 01:14:00 AM) - Al

The Tigers have been mentioned as a home for Lucroy. Since they have such a weak system, I was not sure if they could even put up a package worthy of him.

Well, yes they can...but it's difficult to believe they would ever be the best offer. They have 3 solid rookie pitchers (though I assume they would never deal Justin Wilson, who has been outstanding), 3 solid prospects in the minors, and then one more who is known to be a great athlete but has "issues," Jacoby Jones.

It's take 3-4 of those guys, maybe the Crew could "throw in" Torres or another reliever. It's just such a small pool to draw from, it's tough to believe MIL would like them better than other teams who have 30-40 guys at that skill level.


7/23/2016 01:14:00 AM


Friday, July 22, 2016

(7/22/2016 08:05:00 PM) - Al

Meant to say this earlier, but again, those that supported Obama cannot be critical of any candidate who lacks political experience or does not give specific policy ideas.

Hell, he's been president for almost 8 years, and we still don't have any idea how he's going to accomplish the BS he said he would. The kicking the can strategy only has 6 months left.

Let's not forget boys and girls, this is the fella who insisted we would stop the rising of the oceans. I don't recall a lot of specifics...if I recall, it was racist to ask.

Still is.


7/22/2016 08:05:00 PM



(7/22/2016 07:59:00 PM) - Al

I've seen Kaine listed as pro life, pro choice, and "ambivalent on abortion" in 3 articles so far.

Now that's a politician!

In reality, Kaine is pro choice, just favors restricting lat term abortions that take place when, you know, the "fetus" is in reality a "child" and viable outside the womb. He is also a Catholic, so he is pro choice much like I am...he doesn't care much for them, but realizes if the child is dependent on mom for survival, it is a medical decision, and is up to the woman carrying the child.

He has flip flopped on gay rights, as has Hillary (meanwhile, I've stayed exactly the same as I was 30 years ago, because I actually think about things rather than playing politics).


7/22/2016 07:59:00 PM



(7/22/2016 06:32:00 PM) - Al

Painfully unfunny piece written by nerds who have never kissed a girl. However, you may enjoy seeing some hypothetical offers for Lucroy.

Funny thing is, I thought the Mets' package was far superior, though it did include the reliever.


7/22/2016 06:32:00 PM



(7/22/2016 06:16:00 PM) - Al

Lights up White House when Prince died.

Not when cops get shot, time after time.

Found time to chat with Black Lives Matter terrorist group leader...at the White House.

Lots of folks made fun of the fact at the GOP convention, any mention of law enforcement or the military resulted in automatic cheers. I saw comments that said, "Well, who wouldn't cheer?"

Wait until next week.



7/22/2016 06:16:00 PM



(7/22/2016 06:08:00 PM) - Al

No better time to show off your humor than when discussing terrorism he often claims does not exist.

We're in the very best of hands.


7/22/2016 06:08:00 PM



(7/22/2016 06:01:00 PM) - Al

Stearns tells the JS he has "front burner activity, but nothing ready to pop."

Hill was the only player mentioned in trade talks that is a free agent after this year, so he can hold out and just not make a trade if he does not get what he's looking for.

The mere threat alone makes it work. Because even though the other team knows he wants to make a trade, they know he doesn't HAVE to.


7/22/2016 06:01:00 PM



(7/22/2016 05:55:00 PM) - Al

Only one?


7/22/2016 05:55:00 PM



(7/22/2016 05:49:00 PM) - Al




This is why I'm a contrarian. This happens with the military in times of war too, at least early on.

People that are attracted to a profession like that do not shy away from action. People that do shy away from action...don't sign up...they sit home and second guess after split second decisions. 


7/22/2016 05:49:00 PM



(7/22/2016 03:46:00 PM) - Al

While you are laughing at this, as the left tends to be among the most negative nellies among us, remember we've had dozens of famines in the past 2000 years in which the death toll was in the millions.

This is one of the least violent times in human history, and there is less poverty in the world than at any time that we are aware of. It's not a coincidence that there is also more capitalism in the world than ever before.


7/22/2016 03:46:00 PM



(7/22/2016 03:34:00 PM) - Al

Dave Stewart, as one would expect, seems to be in completely over his head as GM. He has been awful as a coach, as an agent, and to be blunt, in every position he's ever held except coke using pitcher.

As I said when he got the job, when he leaves, there seems no doubt that organization will be in far worse shape than when he found it.


7/22/2016 03:34:00 PM



(7/22/2016 03:16:00 PM) - Al

Brewers have had scouts at Mets' AA games.

Of course, the Mets' file should be plenty updated since I'm sure they went through the system last year during the Gomez discussions.


7/22/2016 03:16:00 PM



(7/22/2016 01:11:00 PM) - Al

Credit some of those additions to former general manager Doug Melvin, who landed Hader and Phillips in the Carlos Gomez trade, and to highly regarded scouting director Ray Montgomery, whose latest draft class is already receiving praise. Current GM-cum-wunderkind David Stearns deserves shine as well. Stearns spent the winter beefing up his front office―he hired Matt Arnold and Dan Turkenkopf, both previously of the Tampa Bay Rays―unloading excess pieces (Francisco Rodriguez here, Khris Davis there, Adam Lind way yonder), and unearthing seeming hidden gems, namely Villar and 31-year-old rookie Junior Guerra. Heady stuff.

Stearns' savviness will come in handy during the coming weeks, because he has more leverage than the typical first-time GM navigating the trade deadline. The Brewers' most marketable players are Lucroy, Braun, and bullpen arms like Jeremy Jeffress and Smith. There's no rush to move any of them, however, because none of the four will enter free agency after this season. Lucroy happens to be the closest, and his super-cheap club option ought to help offset any potential value loss. Stearns' countdown clock isn't at weeks, then―it remains at months.

As a result, the Brewers don't have to take the best offer on August 1―they can approach the deadline like a disciplined hitter in a 3-1 count: taking advantage of a meatball; spitting on jamballs; and walking if nothing good comes their way. Heck, if Stearns wanted to get silly about the whole mess, he could bluff that he was going to hold onto all his pieces not only until the winter, but until next summer, at which point the Brewers could conceivably have started hot and positioned themselves for a postseason run.--Vice


Read the whole thing, but the highlights are above. I'll give you an example of what most folks simply do not know...the Tigers have been rumored to be asking about Lucroy. I went to their MLB team page and glanced at their top 30 prospects. Their 4th ranked prospect, using the silly 20-80 point rating system MLB scouts rank players with, is a 45...meaning they look to be a below average MLB player (if they make it, of course), maybe a weak position player, a middle reliever, or a 5th SP. The Brewers have 16 prospects with a 50 or higher score, and players 17-30 are all given a 45...just like the Tigers 4th best youngster.


7/22/2016 01:11:00 PM



(7/22/2016 10:25:00 AM) - Al

Lucroy, Smith, and Jeffress are 3 of the top 5 talked about players as we near the deadline. Not saying that guarantees they will be traded, but they sure are in the rumor mill.


7/22/2016 10:25:00 AM



(7/22/2016 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Completely lost tonight: lack of arrests, protests, violence at RNC. In the words of our producer, "It was like a festival outside."--Carl Quintilla

Wait until next week. I have read there are already thousands of Sanders supporters in Philly causing problems.

Why would that surprise anyone? It's not like they have jobs.


7/22/2016 08:00:00 AM



(7/22/2016 12:49:00 AM) - Al

Mark Cuban tweeted yesterday that he has studied this election in depth and feels there's a greater than 50% chance Trump will win the popular vote but lose the electoral college.

And...Cuban says that's exactly what Trump wants, all the glory, all the accolades, and none of the work. Cuban said Trump's popularity and net worth will both explode.

If that happens, the guy I've been calling "crazy like a fox" will indeed be the smartest man in the room.


7/22/2016 12:49:00 AM



(7/22/2016 12:39:00 AM) - Al

I was shocked my Twitter feed did not have a negative comment about Trump's speech. Granted, it skews conservative, but still. I know why now. Goodness.

Even his slight gaffes were minor, and just kind of remind you he's not a politician, and not as rehearsed. I doubt he's ever actually said it before, while most probably perform it a dozen times before the convention.

By the way, I have never seen a better looking family. As a fat, plain guy, I'm jealous yet still admire them.




7/22/2016 12:39:00 AM



(7/22/2016 12:16:00 AM) - Al

Aaron Wilkerson has 12.1 IP in 3 starts for Colorado Springs, one at altitude and the other two in the PCL West, also very offensive environments. 14 K's and 4 BB's is a very good ratio, and considering how tough it is to pitch there, is probably a better sign of how he's pitched.

I said last year it's probably easier to pitch to big league hitters in MIL than it is AAA batters in Colorado Springs. I've seen nothing to change my mind.


7/22/2016 12:16:00 AM


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