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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

(11/22/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Hypocritical behavior?

From a diehard liberal? Blaming the victim?


i, for one, am shocked.


11/22/2017 12:30:00 AM


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

(11/21/2017 04:28:00 PM) - Al




We all know people that would be done shopping in 5 minutes if this aisle actually existed.


11/21/2017 04:28:00 PM



(11/21/2017 04:19:00 PM) - Al

Um, they used maps.

Next.


11/21/2017 04:19:00 PM



(11/21/2017 03:48:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

Thank goodness they are this out of touch. What's the old saying? If the GOP ran unopposed, they wouldn't have a chance.


11/21/2017 03:48:00 PM



(11/21/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

This would have been much more interesting if he would have changed his name after getting married.


11/21/2017 03:00:00 PM



(11/21/2017 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Yes, actually, it has.

They've gone from insisting Roy Moore resign to having Roy Moore hurling insults at them, and his voters cheering wildly.


11/21/2017 02:00:00 PM



(11/21/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Scalise got shot, Paul got beat up...it's like neither one ever happened.


11/21/2017 12:30:00 PM



(11/21/2017 11:44:00 AM) - Al

One has no idea how big a chest freezer is, until they're looking for four small bags of homemade chicken stock in said chest freezer.

I texted the Rambling son to ask him if he remembered what side he put it on and he replied "I have no idea."



11/21/2017 11:44:00 AM



(11/21/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Remember, he served for decades, and was hailed as a hero, even though he was a drunk and killed a woman with his selfish, boorish behavior.And let's not get started on Bill's nights in the Oval Office.

That moral superiority was great, until proven to be false. Just politics as usual.

I'm waiting to hear the gals Rose and Thrush assaulted called sluts and hos by the pro woman old media. Down in Mobile, Roy Moore is smiling and asking "How ya like me now?"


11/21/2017 11:00:00 AM



(11/21/2017 10:44:00 AM) - Al

Translation: He's a scumbag, but he's a scumbag with a (D) in front of his name.

By the way, that Roy Moore is awful. He should step down.


11/21/2017 10:44:00 AM



(11/21/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Baseball Crank wins Twitter for Tuesday.


11/21/2017 10:00:00 AM



(11/21/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

It's been my experience that when you make sure many people hate you, others often hesitate to put you on the payroll.




11/21/2017 09:30:00 AM



(11/21/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Al, why do you keep insisting us liberals are negative nellies that are grumpy, and that spend their entire life bitching while you enjoy yourself?

Hold my beer.*

The only thing more negative than liberals and vegans?

A liberal vegan. 

*Granted, I really don't drink beer. I guess that's why I need you to hold it.



11/21/2017 08:30:00 AM



(11/21/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

In which ESPN people make fun of those who say they do not watch ESPN.

Heh. 3rd round of layoffs in 24 months...yes, they're in dandy shape.


11/21/2017 06:00:00 AM



(11/21/2017 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Other than that, he's still a putz.


11/21/2017 03:30:00 AM



(11/21/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Who woulda thunk it?

Now I know why my opening line back when I was single never worked.

Hi, my name's Al. I'm middle income and my looks are rather pedestrian. However, I have been told...hey, quit laughing and come back!


11/21/2017 12:30:00 AM


Monday, November 20, 2017

(11/20/2017 11:00:00 PM) - Al

Trump has chosen to blast the NFL and Lavar Ball...neither of which has an iota of sense in their noggins.

You can't have a battle of wits when the opponent is unarmed.


11/20/2017 11:00:00 PM



(11/20/2017 10:49:00 PM) - Al

The Twins have 3-4 players who could be taken in the Rule 5 draft. And, #4 overall draft pick Kohl Stewart is eligible, but not one of them.

Former 1st round pick Luke Bard had a 4-1 K/BB ratio and 13.6 K/9 between AA and AAA. Golly. He looks like he missed an entire season and most of another, so he's 27, but he seems to have found himself.


11/20/2017 10:49:00 PM



(11/20/2017 10:00:00 PM) - Al

I don't mean to be overly simplistic, but, wouldn't large, one time payouts stand out a bit?


11/20/2017 10:00:00 PM



(11/20/2017 07:02:00 PM) - Al

Already seeing several solid ideas for Rule 5 picks. I think this may be the most taken in a long time...especially since the Padres showed you can take 3 and keep all of them if you are rebuilding.

I'd take one annually no matter what, and 2-3 if I did not expect to contend. You don't have to keep them if they turn out to be horrible people or somehow lacking. For $100K, it's well worth it...that's the bonus they give to 10th round draft picks.


11/20/2017 07:02:00 PM



(11/20/2017 06:36:00 PM) - Al

The expected 4 are added to the 40 for the Crew.


11/20/2017 06:36:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:23:00 PM) - Al

If I'm elected president, this conversation would inevitably take place:

Staff: And then on Tuesday afternoon, you have that ceremony where you pardon a couple turkeys.

Me: That's what you think. 

Staff: But, it's tradition.

Me: Tradition is just a word for doing the same stupid crap. Grow the hell up. I ain't doing it.


Then, I would excuse myself for a presidential nap.


11/20/2017 03:23:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:12:00 PM) - Al

And they wonder why we question their sincerity.


11/20/2017 03:12:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:08:00 PM) - Al

Last week--Moore is guilty as sin. Quit victim shaming!

This week--She's just a whore. Hell, she probably voted for Trump. And she's ugly, stupid, and fat. We love you Al! Don't quit!

Consistency is not their strength.


11/20/2017 03:08:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:05:00 PM) - Al

Glenn wins Twitter for today.


11/20/2017 03:05:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:03:00 PM) - Al

Adam says no one wants to give Arietta market value.

I'd rather have Archer too. That said, Arietta plus the 4 young players Archer would cost in trade sound pretty appealing as well.

Years ago, Mark A said you almost always have to overpay for free agents, and that's OK, because you don't lose any prospects or young players. Basically, it's better to lose money than young talent. I tend to agree.


11/20/2017 03:03:00 PM



(11/20/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Interesting.

It's almost as if this entire thing was planned for weeks.


11/20/2017 03:00:00 PM



(11/20/2017 02:46:00 PM) - Al

I like brussels and onions, but the idea this will be anyone's "favorite" shows out of touch they are.


11/20/2017 02:46:00 PM



(11/20/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Ironic, huh?

It's almost as if punishing folks without due process is a bad idea. That's why whenever I hear some insist the Constitution is outdated because "they know better," I wonder if they have really thought about it.

It's easy to say when it's just some rube, and not yourself.


11/20/2017 01:00:00 PM



(11/20/2017 12:33:00 PM) - Al

Imagine Santana to the Giants, in place of Stanton. Not quite as good, but far younger and cheaper. Panik and Beede would make sense given needs too.

Stanton, L3Y---.354/.580
Santana, L3Y--.358/.477

Look, I like Santana. I just think testing his market makes a lot of sense.


11/20/2017 12:33:00 PM



(11/20/2017 12:22:00 PM) - Al

I like Cobb, Chatwood, and Sabathia far more considering the money they've been projected to get and the length of predicted contracts. That said, Arietta and Darvish likely to have best results next year and year after.

Put another way, I'd much rather have Cobb and a couple Swarzak types than Arietta. Of course, we have no idea if Swarzak types want to play in MIL. This is how I feel when I hear someone bought a $70K Escalade too...I'd much prefer a $30K vehicle and money in the bank.

That said, I'm sure I'd enjoy the Escalade...


11/20/2017 12:22:00 PM



(11/20/2017 12:18:00 PM) - Al

Same feeling I've been getting.

Momentum strongly on his side. Allred won't release yearbook. No reasonable explanation for DA initials. In minds of anyone who is not a staunch Dem, he's gone from being a pervert to a guy who likes younger women...hardly a rare trait.


11/20/2017 12:18:00 PM



(11/20/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Yep.




11/20/2017 11:30:00 AM



(11/20/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.

She chose poorly.


11/20/2017 09:30:00 AM



(11/20/2017 08:00:00 AM) - Al

This is exactly what I've been saying.

They are saying his tweets are terrible because they're so effective. He talks directly to his people without the old media framing it the way they want.

They barely reported him negotiating their release, and Mr. Ball, who can barely speak a sentence and is a widely known buffoon, managed to make himself look even stupider.

Trump is an absolute master at pointing out the obvious and then allowing intelligence challenged folks to react poorly.


11/20/2017 08:00:00 AM



(11/20/2017 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Too bad to see these liberal finger pointers found guilty in the court of public opinion, 35 years after the alleged "crime."

Turnabout is fair play.

That's a shame.


11/20/2017 06:30:00 AM



(11/20/2017 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, most of the media probably didn't know what a "score" was.


11/20/2017 03:30:00 AM



(11/20/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Years ago, I remember reading a story about an employee on a large cattle ranch in Utah who was convicted of stealing a dozen cattle, but authorities and the ranch believed he had stolen over 200 over the years, taking about 10-12 head every month or two over the 3 years he had worked there.

I guess when you have thousands, no one bothers keeping track.


11/20/2017 01:30:00 AM


Sunday, November 19, 2017

(11/19/2017 10:30:00 PM) - Al

12-2 for the week. Tied for 4th out of 114 at NFL Pick Watch.

89-57 for the season, tied for 61st of 114.

6-4 for the eliminator season. Tied for 17th of 30 in my group, 2 remain perfect.


Steelers--W
Lions--W
Chiefs--L
Bucs--W
Packers--L
Vikings--W
Texans--W
Jags--W
Saints(e)--W
Chargers--W
Broncos--L
Pats--W
Eagles--W
Seahawks--

Got the eliminator right, 10-3 after SUN. 





11/19/2017 10:30:00 PM



(11/19/2017 09:30:00 PM) - Al

Someone pointed out today that in 5 years, women are going to be wondering why men never talk to them.

Because to many gals, a man complimenting a woman's appearance should be considered a felony, and certainly a cause for immediate termination.

If everything is offensive, nothing is offensive.


11/19/2017 09:30:00 PM



(11/19/2017 07:00:00 PM) - Al

Bernie shows the guts to make a statement about Bill's lies and mistreatment of women.

This guy would give a roundabout, nonsensical response to whether he prefers Raisinettes or Goobers at the movies. And, at the end of the day, you'd have no idea if he prefers dried grapes or a chocolate covered legume.

The only thing he's sure of? He wants a lot more of your money, and we don't need 23 deodorants.


11/19/2017 07:00:00 PM



(11/19/2017 05:18:00 PM) - Al

The only thing left to root for?

NE getting ahead by 35 so they can switch us to the Bengals/Broncos contest.


11/19/2017 05:18:00 PM



(11/19/2017 04:56:00 PM) - Al

Question as to why MLB teams wait until the final day to add players to the 40 man.

1. In case they suffer an injury.

2. Insurance and other fringe benefits cost.

I guess the main reason is...why not wait? It's not like they're going to forget.


11/19/2017 04:56:00 PM



(11/19/2017 04:31:00 PM) - Al

She's not officer drunk.

As Frank said...


11/19/2017 04:31:00 PM



(11/19/2017 04:07:00 PM) - Al

About time.

I remember a good speaker and a terrible leader talking about bringing a gun to a knife fight. Fight like a girl, and sleep well at night, knowing you did all you could.


11/19/2017 04:07:00 PM



(11/19/2017 03:58:00 PM) - Al

Many fans seem to think the Crew will add 4-5 prospects to the 35 already on the 40 man to make it 39 or 40 total.

That's partially true, but I assume Stearns will nontender other players as well, to make room for free agent additions, as well as the plethora of players who will be nontendered and released by the 29 other teams. Players have to be added to the 40 by tomorrow night, but players can be released at any time.

I would guess several from the "on the cusp" section will be let go, in one form or another (if they clear waivers, they can be outrighted, which is why teams tend to wait as long as possible so 40's are close to full)...depending on how the braintrust perceives their value, a couple from the "near locks" may be released as well (Jeffress being the most likely, as he may sign a minor league contract to remain in MIL). Remember, many of the latter group are out of options, so if they are not expected to make the club...or to be able to get something of value in a trade from another team, they could be let go sooner rather than later.


11/19/2017 03:58:00 PM



(11/19/2017 01:23:00 PM) - Al

Agreed.


11/19/2017 01:23:00 PM



(11/19/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Why wouldn't he get a multiyear deal? Teams are smart enough to know he plays half his games in Coors. And he's under 30.


11/19/2017 01:00:00 PM



(11/19/2017 12:57:00 PM) - Al

Almost word for word what they blasted the people of AL for saying.

Hypocrites with no shame.

It's different when they do it, because shut up.


11/19/2017 12:57:00 PM



(11/19/2017 12:27:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, if he would have, he would have insisted he did not have sexual relations with that woman.




11/19/2017 12:27:00 PM



(11/19/2017 12:09:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.


11/19/2017 12:09:00 PM



(11/19/2017 11:04:00 AM) - Al

I'm seeing people saying Perez, Villar, Aguilar, Jungmann, Guerra, and Jeffress could all be nontendered, along with more obvious guesses like Vogt, Drake, and Bandy.

Any player could be, but with the possible exception of Jeffress (who might be willing to sign a minor league deal with MIL), the others would seem to have value in trade. Guerra, Aguilar, and Jungmann are still minimum salary guys also...I would think they would have a bidding war of sorts, if nontendered, as each would have plenty of suitors, probably getting 40 man spots due to the amount of teams with interest. Jungmann was probably one of the top 5 AAA SP's in the game last season, never mind he tossed a lot of his innings at altitude. I hope the Crew signs a couple similar solid AAA vets to minor league contracts this offseason.


11/19/2017 11:04:00 AM



(11/19/2017 10:28:00 AM) - Al

My 15 year old son missed his only shot yesterday, at a huge buck.

I sent him this link. I'm sure he's pleased.


11/19/2017 10:28:00 AM



(11/19/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Hard to believe they could time off from their job of doing nothing and wasting tax money to...do nothing and waste tax money.


11/19/2017 10:00:00 AM



(11/19/2017 09:58:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, most of us knew it would happen. It took almost two decades, but they even managed to throw Bill Clinton under the bus to protect Franken.

Why? It's all about politics, even when it's really about assaulting women.


11/19/2017 09:58:00 AM



(11/19/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

The GOP needs to point out they tried to do something, but were blocked by the Dems who insisted Obamacare is the greatest legislation ever passed, despite the flaws which are numerous, costly, and only getting worse.




11/19/2017 05:00:00 AM



(11/19/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

All over the world, geeky white guys have a new role model.


11/19/2017 02:30:00 AM



(11/19/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Overreaction to hunting almost always leads to starvation.

Or, I guess, this.


11/19/2017 12:30:00 AM


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