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Friday, March 27, 2015

(3/27/2015 04:10:00 PM) - Al

Another day, another shortsighted decision by a school.

Every single day.

3/27/2015 04:10:00 PM

(3/27/2015 03:55:00 PM) - Al

I'd be more worried about Kate Upton if she did not have a huge ego.

Seriously, have you seen her? I'm known throughout my office as being among the best at customer service. In fact, I've been asked to take over for "needy" clients in my career.

If I looked like Upton, somehow, I'm pretty sure I'd be known for something else.

3/27/2015 03:55:00 PM

Thursday, March 26, 2015

(3/26/2015 10:10:00 PM) - Al

I recall what someone said last year during March blood pressure hurts.


3/26/2015 10:10:00 PM

(3/26/2015 09:19:00 PM) - Al

Message board person today suggested the Crew trade a SP in the rotation for a 3B that would spend the season in AAA and then take over next season.

I'll check back with those brainiacs in about six months.

3/26/2015 09:19:00 PM

(3/26/2015 08:54:00 PM) - Al

These games are just exhausting. NC hits all those 3's, Koenig misses lots of time, Tar Heels got tons of offensive rebounds, Badgers still pull it out.

3/26/2015 08:54:00 PM

(3/26/2015 07:54:00 PM) - Al

You know, my life would be a lot more complete if I joined some sort of club, gave it a cool name, and then wore color coordinated Tshirts...all while drinking Michelob Ultra, of course.

3/26/2015 07:54:00 PM

(3/26/2015 04:23:00 PM) - Al

As far as I know, it's perfectly legal for a business to refuse business for any reason. It is certainly bad PR to do so, but it is up to them.

3/26/2015 04:23:00 PM

(3/26/2015 04:02:00 PM) - Al

Gov. Walker has ordered all flags in Wisconsin lowered to half-staff until Tuesday to honor State Trooper Trevor Casper.

And on Tuesday, we will celebrate the fact the trooper took out a cop killer before he succumbed to his injuries by raising the flag high. 

3/26/2015 04:02:00 PM

(3/26/2015 03:35:00 PM) - Al

Gary Sin ise wonders about the administration's foreign policy.

So do we all. To say this is a clueless bunch, one need not look past the fact that Joe Biden was supposedly the foreign policy expert...and I doubt he ties his own shoes.

3/26/2015 03:35:00 PM

(3/26/2015 12:53:00 PM) - Al

Sardinas sent down to AAA, will play SS every day, per Roenicke.

I was shocked how many message board folks said he would be a utility infielder in the bigs. The Crew has never kept a 21 year old in a utility role, nor should they. Youngsters should play daily at the highest level they can have success at.

3/26/2015 12:53:00 PM

(3/26/2015 12:20:00 PM) - Al

There will be a dozen of these guys available between now and when rosters are set. Most are relievers, but there will be a few guys capable of giving teams 5-6 innings. Good time to go shopping for AAA arms with opt outs.

3/26/2015 12:20:00 PM

(3/26/2015 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Now they can just reprint this every day. So much easier.

3/26/2015 09:30:00 AM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(3/25/2015 06:25:00 PM) - Al

Obama gave up five terrorists for a deserter. The Times wonders how this will effect Berghdahl's job prospects. I kid you not.

In case you have any questions about the old media, note that they treat the deserter clown with the utmost concern, and they despise Chris Kyle. Tells me all I need to know.

We're in the very best of hands.

3/25/2015 06:25:00 PM

(3/25/2015 04:56:00 PM) - Al

Very kind words being spoken about Mike Blazek, who pitched well in AAA last year in the 2nd half and has looked good this spring.

I always giggle when message boards, who are wrong several times more than they are right, kept removing him from the 40 man every time a spot was needed last season. The mere fact he was being tried as a SP is an excellent sign, and it almost always means the team likes the player, as SP's have far more value than bullpen fodder. As often happens, his improvement was lost because he had a 5ish ERA and it went down very slowly...hence, his good second half was masked by this.

The fact is, he throws in the mid 90's, so he can always be moved back to the bullpen. So many forget that results in the minors are secondary, it's where young players go to get better, work on their 2nd and 3rd pitches, and so on.

3/25/2015 04:56:00 PM

(3/25/2015 04:48:00 PM) - Al

Hopefully, the last moments of his life were not confused with lies the old media tells to make thugs more likeable.

3/25/2015 04:48:00 PM

(3/25/2015 04:40:00 PM) - Al

Minneapolis gets the latest expansion team in MLS, as long as they can get a stadium in place. The city and county are very much in favor of it, and soccer specific stadiums usually "only" cost about $100-125M, so it should get done, even as the state ponders why it built two football stadiums that will each sit empty 355 days a year.

3/25/2015 04:40:00 PM

(3/25/2015 04:19:00 PM) - Al

Penn is 100% correct, you do not need religion to have a safe, lawful society. As many have pointed out, religion has caused many wars and deaths over the centuries.

3/25/2015 04:19:00 PM

(3/25/2015 04:05:00 PM) - Al

Paul Wellstone used to brag how often he was the lone vote in an 99-1 loss. Obama doesn't brag about it, but they were/are both so far removed from common sense, I don't think you can even see it from where their politics are.

Marx would be saying, "Those guys, so goofy."

3/25/2015 04:05:00 PM

(3/25/2015 12:13:00 PM) - Al

I've never understood why the Brewers don't attempt to schedule a game when the major league team is off, or when they play a day game, as many fans are a lot like myself...they'd like to watch the Appleton team for $5 at Miller Park, but don't want to miss a "real game" while doing so.

Of course, many fans don't care, and many others, much like the Rambling son, would barely know the difference between the Brewers and Rattlers, or not care, as they would be there for the brats, burgers, and ice cream.

3/25/2015 12:13:00 PM

(3/25/2015 08:57:00 AM) - Al

Did we survive the day?

What a horrible human being. So glad she's not on my side.

3/25/2015 08:57:00 AM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

(3/24/2015 09:58:00 PM) - Al

Unlike the old media, who has an agenda in these things, I have no concern what color either person is. However, I'm sorry the cop is dead, and couldn't be less concerned with the criminal shooter.

3/24/2015 09:58:00 PM

(3/24/2015 09:51:00 PM) - Al

Bucks win on a 3 at the buzzer from Middleton, deja vu from the win in Phoenix a couple months ago, after being down 14 with six minutes to play. They are still in the 6th spot, but would have been an underdog to make the playoffs with so many teams playing better than them chasing them.

3/24/2015 09:51:00 PM

(3/24/2015 07:37:00 PM) - Al

Boxing is not dead, as you can see what happens when they can actually put a good fight together.

3/24/2015 07:37:00 PM

(3/24/2015 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Twins extend Dozier.

He's certainly not a bad player, but an extension? 

3/24/2015 04:30:00 PM

(3/24/2015 04:24:00 PM) - Al

If I was a team just starting on the success cycle...forecast to win 70 or less, I'd carry a couple of these Rule 5 guys. You can't teach velocity.

3/24/2015 04:24:00 PM

(3/24/2015 02:30:00 PM) - Al


3/24/2015 02:30:00 PM

(3/24/2015 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Brandon Phillips is not exactly going to be confused with an intelligent fella anytime soon.

The opposite of OBP is getting out. If BP doesn't "get it," he can make more outs, and convince himself he's helping the team by doing so.

3/24/2015 12:30:00 PM

(3/24/2015 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Cruz is less than 24 hours into his official Presidential campaign and he's already been vetted harder than Barack Obama ever was.--LW

It's funny because it's true.

The old media would happily report it if Cruz's minister was anti American, or if his best buddy was a terrorist. 

3/24/2015 11:30:00 AM

(3/24/2015 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, our voter ID law is intact. Going forward, it will be easy to vote but hard to cheat.--Governor Walker

And that's why the left hates it.

They don't even pretend anymore.

3/24/2015 11:00:00 AM

(3/24/2015 09:30:00 AM) - Al

This is why I'm a contrarian

3/24/2015 09:30:00 AM

(3/24/2015 08:00:00 AM) - Al

No blackouts for the NFL next season.

Many feel the rules are backwards...people are more likely to attend games if they can enjoy them on's basically a 3 hour ad the team gets paid for. And, with the goofy way the NFL economics work, they could play to empty stadiums and still make money like Scrooge McDuck in the cartoons, complete with burlap sacks with an $ on the side.

3/24/2015 08:00:00 AM

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