Al's Ramblings

Saturday, January 20, 2018

(1/20/2018 05:11:00 PM) - Al

Giannis to miss next 2 games, part of long term plan to keep him as healthy as possible.

It sounds almost identical to what the Brewers have done with Braun. Given that Giannis is 22 and his knee issue has no name, it seems strange, but I assume they know exactly what they're doing.

1/20/2018 05:11:00 PM

(1/20/2018 04:47:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, Jon's dumb as a post.

1/20/2018 04:47:00 PM

(1/20/2018 01:46:00 PM) - Al

They will teach marketing classes someday and study how good he is at this.

1/20/2018 01:46:00 PM

(1/20/2018 01:26:00 PM) - Al

We've learned no one denies Haiti is a dump, some folks are just bothered by the fact he said it out loud.

After 8 years of a community organizer informing us "we might need some revenue enhancement" when it came time to take more money from the rubes, those offended by plain talk and the truth have probably ruined their pearls from clutching them so often.

1/20/2018 01:26:00 PM

(1/20/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

100% true.

The world ends every week for the left. It's like a daytime drama.

1/20/2018 01:00:00 PM

(1/20/2018 12:26:00 PM) - Al

The shutdown is directly related to good news like this.

1/20/2018 12:26:00 PM

(1/20/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

More proof I may be the only middle aged white guy not taking uppers, blow, or painkillers.

25 years ago or so, the PA gave me Tylenol with codeine for a painful tonsil infection. I barely knew who I was, and had to go tell my boss at Toys R Us I was in no condition to work.

Since then, I've been given 4 scrips for painkillers, and I've never filled any of them. My goodness, Nyquil makes me loopy. I guess the appeal is lost on me.

1/20/2018 11:00:00 AM

(1/20/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Palin was right again...

1/20/2018 05:30:00 AM

(1/20/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

If Mattis did not exist, we'd have to invent him.

1/20/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/20/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Oh, come on now.

1/20/2018 12:30:00 AM

Friday, January 19, 2018

(1/19/2018 09:45:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, Bernie is a complete idiot.

1/19/2018 09:45:00 PM

(1/19/2018 09:41:00 PM) - Al

If the Dems are watching social media, people are furious about the military not getting paid, and completely apathetic about the rest of the government shutdown.

Best line?

The government might shut down Friday...just like it does every weekend. 

I do wonder why the military was included...if it's a strategy, it seems shortsighted. If it's because they know the military votes 80% Republican; it seems very shortsighted.

1/19/2018 09:41:00 PM

(1/19/2018 08:56:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if the old media is completely out of touch.

1/19/2018 08:56:00 PM

(1/19/2018 06:42:00 PM) - Al

Wait until that next contract has to be negotiated.

Get woke, go broke.

1/19/2018 06:42:00 PM

(1/19/2018 03:37:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, they don't really believe in anything.

1/19/2018 03:37:00 PM

(1/19/2018 02:26:00 PM) - Al

Patriots opened as a 9 point favorite, now down to 7 or 7.5, depending on the sportsbook. Most feel it is because of the Brady hand injury...or possible injury.

1/19/2018 02:26:00 PM

(1/19/2018 02:16:00 PM) - Al

Crew invites Wren and Orf to spring training, which would seem to be a way of letting them know they are still thought of as 25 man roster possibilities.

1/19/2018 02:16:00 PM

(1/19/2018 01:59:00 PM) - Al

Crew linked to Cobb, Lynn, and Nunez.

1/19/2018 01:59:00 PM

(1/19/2018 01:08:00 PM) - Al

This is pretty much how I feel too, other than the military heroes not being paid.

1/19/2018 01:08:00 PM

(1/19/2018 01:01:00 PM) - Al


They think we are incredibly stupid.

1/19/2018 01:01:00 PM

(1/19/2018 12:57:00 PM) - Al

I have a cold heart and do not impress easily, but I must admit, this is genius.

1/19/2018 12:57:00 PM

(1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Top 20 prospects. ("seasonal" age as of July 1, 2018)
1. Lewis Brinson, 24, CF
--Best by far. Mike Cameron is a good comp.
2. Keston Hiura, 22, 2B
--Al he does is hit. Potential to be an all star if he can stay at 2B, solid player at 1B or LF. 
3. Corbin Burnes, 23, SP
--Can't ignore video game like numbers last year. Just toyed with A+/AA hitters.
4. Brandon Woodruff, 25, SP
--Solid debut last year, was almost as good as Burnes in '16.
5. Brett Phillips, 24, CF
--Many gave up on him after a poor '16. Still plenty young. 
6. Corey Ray, 23, CF
--His floor is so high, tough to put him lower than this. 
7. Luis Ortiz, 22, SP
--Very young, so even though he had a pedestrian year in AA, very solid. 
8. Isan Diaz, 22, 2B/SS
--Has a good eye and pop for a middle infielder.
9. Mauricio Dubon, 23, 2B/SS
--Very athletic and getting better every year.
10. Freddy Peralta, 22, P
--Set to explode, excellent velocity, misses bats. 
11. Adrian Houser, 24, SP
--Many have forgotten about him. I have not. Still a true prospect.
12. Monte Harrison, 22, CF
--Arrived on the scene after a struggle, fantastic athlete, will have ups and downs.
13. Jacob Nottingham, 23, C
--Overlooked, catchers always develop slowly. Plenty of time. 
14. Taylor Williams, 26, RP
--Ceiling probably a reliever now, but he will be good if healthy.
15. Trent Grisham (formerly Trent Clark), 21, CF
--Fine athlete, walks a lot. 
16. Lucas Erceg, 23, 3B
--I think he's a bit overrated, but lefty bat with huge power. 
17. Troy Stokes, 22, OF
--Overlooked due to lack of stature (5-8), but has good speed and power. Outperformed Ray and Grisham in '16.
18. Aaron Wilkerson, 29, SP
--Tough to put a fella almost 30 on the list. Never gonna going to be a star, but he gets guys out. 
19. Tristen Lutz, 19, OF
--Very young, but raw power off the charts.
20. KJ Harrison, 21, C/1B
--Doubt if he sticks as a C, might end up as a utility guy solely due to bat. 

1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM

(1/19/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

I would say they do not lean any further right than CNN and the networks lean left.

1/19/2018 10:30:00 AM

(1/19/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

My top 20 prospects might just appear right around noon today.


1/19/2018 09:00:00 AM

(1/19/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al


1/19/2018 06:30:00 AM

(1/19/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

They could not be more transparent.

1/19/2018 04:30:00 AM

(1/19/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if the old media just covers what they want and ignores the rest.

Of course, the dude was here for decades and never did a thing as far as starting the path to citizenship, and supposedly used a fictional social security number all these years.

I may have a cold heart, but, that's a damn shame.

1/19/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/19/2018 01:43:00 AM) - Al

Many wondering as I am...what is in this memo that could be more damaging than what we know?

Only guess I have? Some never Trump folks were involved in payment or making up info, as it has been shown to be, at best, factually inaccurate.

McCain bringing a copy in was strange at best, though meaningless, as others had been seen before. Could that be part of it?

1/19/2018 01:43:00 AM

(1/19/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

This is why the left fought it so.

They knew it would work, and knew it would be popular.

1/19/2018 01:00:00 AM

Thursday, January 18, 2018

(1/18/2018 09:03:00 PM) - Al

I'm beginning to think this isn't an exaggeration, because not a single Dem has said a word about this being stupid or a waste of time like Hillary keeps insisting whenever someone brings up her lies and classified emails.

{You see, she thought the C stood for Clinton.}

1/18/2018 09:03:00 PM

(1/18/2018 08:52:00 PM) - Al

The Dems will not allow a "military exemption" like there always is?

That's as pathetic as claiming a tax cut will hurt people.

1/18/2018 08:52:00 PM

(1/18/2018 08:49:00 PM) - Al

Excuse me...but how unAmerican is it to waste law enforcement's time?

What a bunch of terrible people.

1/18/2018 08:49:00 PM

(1/18/2018 08:31:00 PM) - Al

Surprised to see Hayes in the NBA. I just did not see him as that type of player. Good for him.

1/18/2018 08:31:00 PM

(1/18/2018 07:35:00 PM) - Al

Wang might be headed over to South Korea to play.

1/18/2018 07:35:00 PM

(1/18/2018 06:28:00 PM) - Al

It's dead, but many will ignore that fact and keep feeding the rotting corpse to the rubes, who don't know any better, as long as they refer to it by another term, like "dommon dore."

1/18/2018 06:28:00 PM

(1/18/2018 06:22:00 PM) - Al

I have no doubt.

What we know so far is extremely damning...Hillary and others paid for a fake dossier, which was then used to obtain a FISA warrant, which was then used to listen in on a candidate for president.

That's spy novel worthy deceit, and unacceptable. Thus far, the biggest issue seems to be the left arguing what a "wiretap" is for legal purposes, but in private at least, have no issue admitting they eavesdropped on Trump and his people for political purposes.

Why the continued focus on "Russia" you ask? Read the above couple paragraphs and you'll quickly understand why the diversionary tactics.

1/18/2018 06:22:00 PM

(1/18/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

What did they have to lose?

Turns out, nothing.

1/18/2018 03:30:00 PM

(1/18/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

He lived in a bizarro world.

1/18/2018 02:00:00 PM

(1/18/2018 01:22:00 PM) - Al

Been resting most of yesterday and today, for the 2nd time in 3 weeks, have the Rambling son's terrible cold. Posts are mostly previously scheduled links.

Tomorrow, my top 20 or 25 prospects will appear, as list is done, but I want to say a blurb about each.

Enjoy the warmth, we have 5 days of 32+ forecast. Many years, we have a week or two it never gets above zero.

1/18/2018 01:22:00 PM

(1/18/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al


This continues to remind me of Governor Walker, who was the worst person to ever exist until he wasn't.

1/18/2018 12:30:00 PM

(1/18/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al


The Rambling wife married at 22, but you would have too if you would have met me.

1/18/2018 11:30:00 AM

(1/18/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

1/18/2018 10:00:00 AM

(1/18/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

On CNN, no less.

All is proceeding as Scott Adams predicted.

1/18/2018 09:00:00 AM

(1/18/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I, for one, am shocked.

$11B total...and it's nowhere near finished. Wait until it loses money every year...

1/18/2018 08:00:00 AM

(1/18/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if not being Neville Chamberlain wimpy is a positive.

1/18/2018 06:30:00 AM

(1/18/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

And I laughed and laughed and laughed.

1/18/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/18/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Now I know why the left hated it so.

1/18/2018 12:30:00 AM

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(1/17/2018 07:28:00 PM) - Al

This is why Flake was in 3rd in his primary, behind his main opponent and undecided.

Usually, attention whores have a better grasp of not saying something so incessantly stupid.

1/17/2018 07:28:00 PM

(1/17/2018 06:22:00 PM) - Al

The thing is, if Aziz is guilty of anything, so is just about every single guy.

1/17/2018 06:22:00 PM

(1/17/2018 07:55:00 AM) - Al

Fairbanks is supposed to hit 32 today.

May want to hold off on packing your bags, as the forecast high a week from today is -20.

1/17/2018 07:55:00 AM

(1/17/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Like most bullies, he's a crybaby if stood up to.

1/17/2018 04:00:00 AM

(1/17/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

If it looks like a coup and seems like a's probably a coup.

Imagine, if you will, the GOP openly talking about forcing Obama out of office because, wait for it...they did not like the fact his policies were successful.

1/17/2018 02:30:00 AM

(1/17/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

2-3 packs a day, and maybe he'd be a god.

1/17/2018 12:30:00 AM

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

(1/16/2018 08:16:00 PM) - Al

Churches need to do more marketing of every kind, but I'd say this will be effective.

1/16/2018 08:16:00 PM

(1/16/2018 07:31:00 PM) - Al

Whenever you begin to focus on anything except winning, your performance suffers.

1/16/2018 07:31:00 PM

(1/16/2018 07:01:00 PM) - Al


This seems to be the strategery.

They do seem to be infected

1/16/2018 07:01:00 PM

(1/16/2018 02:13:00 PM) - Al

The rubes aren't nearly as stupid as the elites think they are.

1/16/2018 02:13:00 PM

(1/16/2018 01:38:00 PM) - Al

Harrison asks out of Pittsburgh, though he does it politely.

1/16/2018 01:38:00 PM

(1/16/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

On the marquee sign outside of Family Video today:

My Little Pony Hitman's Bodyguard

You know, when he pulled the AK47 out from under his blanket and shot the stable boy 22 times in the face...I sure didn't see that coming. Love those plot twists!

Reminds me of the time Culver's sign said:

Tuna Salad Chocolate Marshmallow 

Who the hell came up with that flavor? 

1/16/2018 09:30:00 AM

(1/16/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Apparently, I'm not the only one who has noted what a bunch of negative nellies the Dems are.

That said, with luck, they will keep this up FOREVER.

Nothing is more effective than "you rubes are terrible, come join us."

1/16/2018 06:00:00 AM

(1/16/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Heh. I know the feeling.

1/16/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/16/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Imagine how vicious the attacks would be if she ever announced.

1/16/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, January 15, 2018

(1/15/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

This would seem to get in the way of that narrative they keep feeding us.

1/15/2018 06:00:00 PM

(1/15/2018 05:46:00 PM) - Al

Bucks sign Marshall Plumlee to a 2 way deal. Today was the deadline to do so.

He's a 7 footer with some inside skills. Can't tell much from his limited time last year.

1/15/2018 05:46:00 PM

(1/15/2018 04:42:00 PM) - Al

I must be the only one who thinks the Pirates are getting what their veteran players are worth.

Guys with 1-2 very expensive years left on their contracts simply very limited in their worth, as only a few teams can afford them, not all those teams want them; and often, they are teams with below average farm systems.

That's another reason I like Harrison, in addition to his versatility and athleticism, as he's signed for 3 seasons (even better, he's signed for 1 year with a pair of options, if he is left with a career ending injury, the risk is minimal). 486 games of Harrison is probably more valuable than 162 games of McCutchen.

1/15/2018 04:42:00 PM

(1/15/2018 04:27:00 PM) - Al

Brewers are "in" on just about any player they see as having value, such as a free agent that might end up being underpaid.

Imagine you know a guy who raises heifer calves until they are springers. If he sees a bull calf selling for $50 that he feels is worth $100, that makes sense.

1/15/2018 04:27:00 PM

(1/15/2018 04:15:00 PM) - Al

Stearns is way ahead of me, as always.

I doubt if PIT will mind dealing him to a division rival if they have decided to reset. 

1/15/2018 04:15:00 PM

(1/15/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

It is. They need to do a better job bragging about it. They did not go from 8 years of stagnation to incredible growth coincidentally. It has been one economic spark after another.

And, the attention whores like Flake need to shut up. When you know you have no chance to win your primary, you lose the right to speak for the party.

1/15/2018 04:00:00 PM

(1/15/2018 03:36:00 PM) - Al

McCutchen to the Giants.

Stearns should call about Josh Harrison, as it appears the Bucs have admitted they are in need of a rebuild.

1/15/2018 03:36:00 PM

(1/15/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Remember, they laughed at Sarah Palin when she said we should drill our way to lower oil prices.

Guess what we've done?

Those that refuse to admit supply and demand works are doomed to not understand economics.

1/15/2018 03:30:00 PM

(1/15/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Larry Summers should have said 100 billion.

It's still a lie, but I ain't going to even pretend to give a damn over 10K mythical people.

1/15/2018 01:30:00 PM

(1/15/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

1/15/2018 12:00:00 PM

(1/15/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

1/15/2018 10:30:00 AM

(1/15/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

It's difficult to report on a country you've never spent a minute in.

1/15/2018 08:30:00 AM

(1/15/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al


Condi correctly discusses how the latest fad leaves women looking helpless and blameless.

1/15/2018 07:00:00 AM

(1/15/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Takeaways from this article.

The notebook idea is really stupid.

The author of the piece is irritating as all hell.

When you're finishing an application you've known about for a long time on the day it is due, you have no chance of being anything but a blithering idiot.

1/15/2018 02:30:00 AM

(1/15/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

100% true.

1/15/2018 01:00:00 AM

Sunday, January 14, 2018

(1/14/2018 09:55:00 PM) - Al

In some sort of unheard of scheduling quirk, the Wild, TWolves, and Vikings were all playing at home today.

Reactions here.

1/14/2018 09:55:00 PM

(1/14/2018 09:48:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife says not only do most folks wear Packers' jerseys on playoff Sundays to her church, but the pastor always says a prayer...not just for good health and the like, but to include a Packers' victory.

It's always a very loud "Amen."

1/14/2018 09:48:00 PM

(1/14/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

Choi is another very good minor league signing. Brewers have focused on getting some of the top players available since Stearns arrived.

Reports online say Choi turned down a 40 man spot from the Rays to sign with MIL, so I assume the Brewers' offer has an opt out, allowing him to become a FA at some point if not in the majors. 

1/14/2018 09:30:00 PM

(1/14/2018 09:08:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife refuses to watch this, but you can see Vikings' fans celebrate after their unexpected victory.

1/14/2018 09:08:00 PM

(1/14/2018 06:06:00 PM) - Al

There, now no one will touch them.

1/14/2018 06:06:00 PM

(1/14/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Wahlberg had a good agent. Williams did not.

1/14/2018 06:00:00 PM

(1/14/2018 03:07:00 PM) - Al

The stock market has gained an incredible 7.8 Trillion dollars in market value since POTUS was elected! Looks like 4% economic growth in 4th quarter, lowest level of claims for unemployment benefits in 44 years, and black unemployment rate is the lowest (6.8%) on record! MAGA!--Lou Dobbs

The truth is, we may never recover. 

1/14/2018 03:07:00 PM

(1/14/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Pencils in full color.

Watching all the steps, it's hard to believe they don't cost $5 each. I still like to use pencils, and considering how tough it is to find a decent at home sharpener (I bought a $20 one on clearance at my old arts and crafts store for less than $5, and it worked good for about 90 seconds), I was thrilled to find a dozen pre sharpened ones on for $2 a while back. Now, the difficulty is digging them out of the sofa.

1/14/2018 11:30:00 AM

(1/14/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

To be fair, that was before they found out Trump was for it.

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

1/14/2018 08:00:00 AM

(1/14/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Often, the truth hurts.

1/14/2018 04:00:00 AM

(1/14/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Allie wins the internet for today.

We'll see you tomorrow.

1/14/2018 02:00:00 AM

(1/14/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The family of John Banner must be offended by all the bad imitations of the beloved Sgt. Schultz character.

1/14/2018 01:00:00 AM

Saturday, January 13, 2018

(1/13/2018 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Me neither.

W was called every name in the book for 8 years. McCain and Romney, two of the most honorable men to exist in the 21st century, were called Hitler and worse.

Pardon me if I do not have an ounce of sympathy for the left suddenly having a case of the vapors at the president calling a sh*thole a sh*thole.

1/13/2018 10:30:00 PM

(1/13/2018 05:43:00 PM) - Al

Geritt Cole traded to the Astros.

And this time, I mean it.

4 for 1. Musgrove and Moran biggest names. 

1/13/2018 05:43:00 PM

(1/13/2018 04:58:00 PM) - Al

Need to be to them I mean...

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

Of course, note all the suggestions after 8 years of pretending foreign policy did not exist from the Obama braintrust (it was a video, I tell ya; how 'bout we send ya a pallet of cash).

To be truthful, relations with the fat boy (said as a fellow fat boy) are probably as good as they have been in a decade. North Korea wants to participate in the Olympics, and they have been informed to be good boys in order to do so. They voluntary renewed contact with South Korea on their "hotline" in case of accidental launch or, I suppose, in case they just want to shoot the breeze on why the north shuts off the electricity at night.

1/13/2018 04:58:00 PM

(1/13/2018 04:06:00 PM) - Al


It's different when they do it.

1/13/2018 04:06:00 PM

(1/13/2018 03:58:00 PM) - Al

We've talked about dirt cookies before.

They are a sign of great wealth. Because shut up.

1/13/2018 03:58:00 PM

(1/13/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Went 3-1 last week. Tied for 1st place with 21 others out of 113 at NFL Pickwatch.

This week, I have the Falcons, Pats, Jags, and Vikings.

1/13/2018 02:30:00 PM

(1/13/2018 12:54:00 PM) - Al

All it took was someone not telling us American exceptionalism was dead.

1/13/2018 12:54:00 PM

(1/13/2018 12:45:00 PM) - Al

A wise man has been saying this for over a year now.

It helped him immensely before the election too. It drove the unsure and halfhearted to the voting booth. Luckily, the late night operatives are too ignorant to realize what they're doing. 

I have compared this to Governor Walker's treatment many, many times, and it continues to ring true. Walker has, step by step, made WI the envy of many purple states. The growth from a state full of old fashioned business (agriculture, lumber, paper, cheese) is unheard of.

While he keeps adding to the state's rainy day fund, the previous administration stole from the transportation fund just to meet the budget.

1/13/2018 12:45:00 PM

(1/13/2018 12:21:00 PM) - Al

Addison Reed to sign with Twins, 2y/$17M.

As a fan of low risk, short term deals, tough not to like this for the Twins, though they obviously overpaid , paying $8.5M for 70 innings.

1/13/2018 12:21:00 PM

(1/13/2018 12:03:00 PM) - Al

You can outspend any income.

Proof positive, the US government.

1/13/2018 12:03:00 PM

(1/13/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Haiti is almost as grand a utopia as Venezuela.

1/13/2018 09:30:00 AM

(1/13/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Back to eating healthy.

Feel like this all day.

1/13/2018 06:30:00 AM

(1/13/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

We'll get through this the only way we know how...taking tons of cash from the successful and redistributing it.

1/13/2018 04:00:00 AM

(1/13/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

Sh*thole countries is a classic in the frustrating “Trump gaffe” genre. Saying something despicable that makes elites clutch their pearls but gets a majority of people nodding their heads.--Tim Miller

1/13/2018 02:00:00 AM

Friday, January 12, 2018

(1/12/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

Matthews is said to be very upset with Trump's poor word choice.

1/12/2018 11:30:00 PM

(1/12/2018 06:53:00 PM) - Al

This is why they pretend to be so upset about silly stuff.


1/12/2018 06:53:00 PM

(1/12/2018 04:43:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if all the outrage is not sincere.

1/12/2018 04:43:00 PM

(1/12/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

This is not lost on the rubes.

We know they're pretending to be unhappy. That's why we do not want to be them.

1/12/2018 04:30:00 PM

(1/12/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Never heard of Ben until he married Meghan McCain, but he's pretty damn good at this.

1/12/2018 03:00:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:42:00 PM) - Al


Quite a quandary.

I have to admit, this is a lot like crying wolf to me. Being offended by "everything" is eventually going to lead to the public ignoring it...if it hasn't already. 

1/12/2018 01:42:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:38:00 PM) - Al

Why wouldn't you have to show up for training or something if you were an able bodied adult?

Freedom isn't free. Neither is health care.

1/12/2018 01:38:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:35:00 PM) - Al

Memories are short.

And by the way, if those countries are so great, move. I won't miss you a bit.

1/12/2018 01:35:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:29:00 PM) - Al

Gruden was outstanding. I would imagine Peyton would be very good, though I hesitate without hearing him do a few games. Most do not start off great like Tony Romo did.

1/12/2018 01:29:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:07:00 PM) - Al

Another reliever linked to the Crew.

I like Oh because he can probably be had on a one year contract, gets both sides of the plate  out, and he has had incredible K/BB numbers.

1/12/2018 01:07:00 PM

(1/12/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

If you're wondering how good the economy and country are doing, look no further than this.

Yes, I'm very worried about folks eating laundry detergent. Maybe we should ban soaps of all kind and smell like the French.

1/12/2018 01:00:00 PM

(1/12/2018 12:41:00 PM) - Al

That's a shame.

Sadly, the Warriors are still favored, and should be, even without Curry.

1/12/2018 12:41:00 PM

(1/12/2018 12:37:00 PM) - Al


I went to college with several foreign students from Central America. The term the president supposedly used is true and far more polite than the ones they did.

1/12/2018 12:37:00 PM

(1/12/2018 12:31:00 PM) - Al

Why the old media has no credibility at all.

1/12/2018 12:31:00 PM

(1/12/2018 12:21:00 PM) - Al

Brewers avoid arby with all 4 players still eligible.

Time will tell if they sign any to more than one year deals.

1/12/2018 12:21:00 PM

(1/12/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al


Let's talk about bias in the media, our guest, the legendary Dan Rather. 

1/12/2018 11:00:00 AM

(1/12/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

A better question might be why they criticize successful churches.

The answer to both are the same, really. Envy. They are jealous of those starting out because they know they have high hopes and big dreams. They are jealous of the successful ones because they have accomplished so much.

1/12/2018 08:30:00 AM

(1/12/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

That's why they voted against it. They would rather see Americans suffer than have Trump get the credit.

It';s patriotic to pay taxes. Except when it's not.

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

1/12/2018 06:00:00 AM

(1/12/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Tune in tomorrow, when Ben Stein talks about water being wet, and teenage girls being mean to each other.

1/12/2018 04:00:00 AM

(1/12/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Those wondering why Megyn Kelly has struggled off the Fox News juggernaut, look no further...she's a very unlikeable person.

1/12/2018 01:00:00 AM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

(1/11/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

No one wants to admit Trump makes perfect sense, and the left just keeps moving further left.

Of course, compared to the USA, almost every country is a dump. Hence, why they keep flowing in.

1/11/2018 11:30:00 PM

(1/11/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

New rule: We're only allowed to call the USA names.

The other countries that we financially support and defend militarily? Wonderful places.

This sums it up perfectly

1/11/2018 09:30:00 PM

(1/11/2018 08:57:00 PM) - Al

I think I'll finish compiling the Ramblings' top prospects this weekend. I've been all but done for a couple months, but kind of put it off to see if they traded or acquired any youngsters.

Look for it next week.

1/11/2018 08:57:00 PM

(1/11/2018 07:04:00 PM) - Al

Tell them to be quiet.

Most of it starts with looking at a very red map and insisting they're all idiots. I hope they never change.

1/11/2018 07:04:00 PM

(1/11/2018 06:56:00 PM) - Al

Justice feels it's a free agent SP or nothing for the Crew.

I still think Odorizzi makes a ton of sense.

1/11/2018 06:56:00 PM

(1/11/2018 04:33:00 PM) - Al

I worked for a district manager who told us to "give away the store" to avoid a complaint to corporate. His reasoning was, they would not back us up anyway, so just avoid the trouble.

Some struggled with this, and his answer was always the same, "What part of give away the store don't you understand?"

So, I guess I would have done this refund as well, with those rules in place.

1/11/2018 04:33:00 PM

(1/11/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Some people don't believe in flu shots, or other vaccines.

Some people are idiots.

1/11/2018 04:30:00 PM

(1/11/2018 04:12:00 PM) - Al

This is exactly what they think of the working class...a bunch of rubes working for peanuts.

1/11/2018 04:12:00 PM

(1/11/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

I struggle to be offended by any woman's legs. Good for Dean.

1/11/2018 03:00:00 PM

(1/11/2018 02:08:00 PM) - Al

Reports are that many agents and GM's are saying that players are getting fewer years but more money per season.

No FA has signed for more than 3 years guaranteed. This has severely slowed signings, as both sides play this game of chicken.

1/11/2018 02:08:00 PM

(1/11/2018 01:28:00 PM) - Al

Sam's Club closing 63 stores, some never opened this morning. 4 in WI, all in the Madison/Milwaukee area.

Always feel bad when folks go to work and find the doors locked. I was promoted out of a Toys R Us a year before it closed, and the party store I ran closed about 6 months after I saw the writing on the wall and went to a solvent retailer. I heard all about the tears and rough times.

I've always heard the margin at those warehouse clubs are very tiny, as their profits almost match their annual fees paid in to the dollar.

We only have a card because the Rambling in laws get X amount of cards with their business membership and gave the Rambling wife one years ago. We rarely shop there, except to buy big bags of chicken breasts.

1/11/2018 01:28:00 PM

(1/11/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I heard this a couple years ago.

I guess it remains the case. Math is an amazing thing.

1/11/2018 01:00:00 PM

(1/11/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

1. It's a mystery that may never be solved.

2. I must admit, the public's shock that the Neville Chamberlain tactics Obama used did not work is hilarious. 

1/11/2018 09:00:00 AM

(1/11/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

They all voted against it because they knew it would work.

Let that sink in a few minutes.

1/11/2018 06:00:00 AM

(1/11/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Adams was right on mark with this. He has fooled them into printing thousands of pieces saying why he is or is not a genius.

1/11/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/11/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Meghan is 100% correct. Even the left knows it's fiction.

1/11/2018 01:00:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

(1/10/2018 10:48:00 PM) - Al

The Bucks are expecting to have Jabari Parker back before the All-Star break, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coach Jason Kidd was optimistic tonight in his assessment of Parker, who hasn’t played this season because of a torn left ACL.

“He’s doing great,” Kidd said. “Again, he’s doing everything; he’s practicing, he’s participating with the [G League Wisconsin] Herd. So, he’s getting a lot of basketball under his belt. Again, I think we’re about a month away from having him back.”

Parker is still recovering after suffering the injury last February. At the time, he was projected to be sidelined for about a year, and it looks like that prognosis will be accurate. Parker has shown flashes of brilliance in his three-year career, but has been limited by injuries. He averaged 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25 games last season.--Hoops Rumors

I had no idea Parker was due back so soon. He's an awful defender, but they can certainly use his scoring punch. That might be one reason Kidd has been pushing Giannis and Khris so hard, knowing he can lower their minutes soon.

1/10/2018 10:48:00 PM

(1/10/2018 08:19:00 PM) - Al

Jay Bruce was seeking a 5y/$75M deal, ends up with 3y/$39M from the Mets.

I'm sure Stearns hopes an arm falls like that.

1/10/2018 08:19:00 PM

(1/10/2018 08:14:00 PM) - Al

I believe the Bucks can take O'Quinn without sending out salary.

That's such a good match, it's doomed to never happen.

A Bucks' 2nd round pick a couple years down the road (2020?) might be all it takes.

1/10/2018 08:14:00 PM

(1/10/2018 03:17:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if they, you know, want to win a war by killing the other side.

1/10/2018 03:17:00 PM

(1/10/2018 03:13:00 PM) - Al

The Dems were right...this is really going terribly.

1/10/2018 03:13:00 PM

(1/10/2018 02:45:00 PM) - Al

I bet at least a third of the team passed on the salad and got their own lunch.

Why? Because it's a salad. The best salad ever is still...just a salad.

1/10/2018 02:45:00 PM

(1/10/2018 02:33:00 PM) - Al

Obviously, no MLB team offered much for Jungmann, as his value is minimal without options, since there are other similar arms available on minor league contracts.

1/10/2018 02:33:00 PM

(1/10/2018 02:27:00 PM) - Al

Nate Silver may not be the biggest geek in the world...but I think he is.

1/10/2018 02:27:00 PM

(1/10/2018 02:15:00 PM) - Al

Jungmann going to Japan, opens 40 man spot for Boone Logan.

1/10/2018 02:15:00 PM

(1/10/2018 12:39:00 PM) - Al

Crew signs JJ Hoover to a minor league contract.

Hoover is a hard thrower who has struggled with the long ball and big innings in the past. He's plenty capable of going multiple innings as well, and about equally effective versus both lefties ands righties.

Stearns continues to build his bullpen on a budget, which as I have pointed out on several occasions, is the exact blueprint the Astros used until they felt they were solid contenders.

1/10/2018 12:39:00 PM

(1/10/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Funny, I don't recall this being part of the end of the world as we know it the Dems were insisting would happen with the tax cut.

Must have been an oversight. Because the left would never knowingly mislead the rubes...

1/10/2018 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

(1/09/2018 10:20:00 PM) - Al

Badgers lose another road battle, this time at Nebraska.

Even a split of the last 2 games, the prior being versus another lower echelon team, Rutgers, would have been a nice start to what certainly appears to be a rebuilding campaign.

I've seen a lot of teams like them over the years; always young, seemingly always just a couple turnovers or missed shots away.

1/09/2018 10:20:00 PM

(1/09/2018 06:11:00 PM) - Al

I love the fact that they gave Goodell a huge raise even though the numbers plummeted to the basement and lower.

The irony? They insisted they could outsmart Trump.

Guess who got played? Hint, it wasn't the president.

1/09/2018 06:11:00 PM

(1/09/2018 03:58:00 PM) - Al

Brewers will be resigning Nick Ramirez to a minor league contract. Ramirez had a stellar season in AA after making the move from 1B to KLH RP.

1/09/2018 03:58:00 PM

(1/09/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Pictures do matter.

Especially to those who make up their mind in the last week or so for reasons all but unknown.

1/09/2018 02:00:00 PM

(1/09/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

They're not going to like how this ends.

Everything he said was true. The overreaction and firing actually proved the point he made.

1/09/2018 01:30:00 PM

(1/09/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

While the fictional "concerns" are still discussed by the old'd talk about those things too if the guy you hated and insisted was a darn buffoon was making this running the country successfully stuff look easy.

It's kind of like those that insist Belichick is lucky or not all that good, and then watch him go 13-3 again. I'm not saying those people are wrong, but I am saying the facts are not on their side.

1/09/2018 12:00:00 PM

(1/09/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I think she has been drunk since she had the last kid.

1/09/2018 12:00:00 PM

(1/09/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

To be fair, Scott Adams is currently batting 1.000. He was about a year ahead of the game and he has hit every prediction on the head since the election.

1/09/2018 09:00:00 AM

(1/09/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Too kind.

1/09/2018 06:30:00 AM

(1/09/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when you have no credibility.

1/09/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/09/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Best two takes on the Golden Globes I saw.

Pretending to be very upset about something they covered up for years....that's rich.

1/09/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, January 08, 2018

(1/08/2018 11:20:00 PM) - Al

Before ESPN became a political network, I believe they called games like that instant classics.

1/08/2018 11:20:00 PM

(1/08/2018 10:44:00 PM) - Al

The left despises Governor Walker.

This is why.



1/08/2018 10:44:00 PM

(1/08/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

All right then, I'll let the groom be in charge of the program, there's no way he can mess that up.

1/08/2018 10:00:00 PM

(1/08/2018 09:29:00 PM) - Al

Multiple reports say the Bucks are considering Andrew Bogut, who is a FA after being released by the Lakers as a courtesy.

1/08/2018 09:29:00 PM

(1/08/2018 09:23:00 PM) - Al

As predicted.

This will be the beginning of "well, we don't like him." The tax cuts probably elevated him into "effective" territory.

1/08/2018 09:23:00 PM

(1/08/2018 09:02:00 PM) - Al

Garza will have surgery for injury apparently sustained when he ran into Aguilar in early June.

A wide man told us the reason for Garza's dropoff in production was injury.

1/08/2018 09:02:00 PM

(1/08/2018 08:59:00 PM) - Al


1/08/2018 08:59:00 PM

(1/08/2018 01:48:00 PM) - Al

Bethancourt is known as a fine defender who can't hit a lick. He was so bad, he tried pitching.

He actually has played all over the field, so his future is probably as a versatile utility player who can also be a backup catcher.

1/08/2018 01:48:00 PM

(1/08/2018 01:45:00 PM) - Al

Tomi is 100% correct. They don't want to hear any truth except their biased version.

By the way, "your truth" is a stupid term. Truth is truth.

1/08/2018 01:45:00 PM

(1/08/2018 11:39:00 AM) - Al

Rose McGowan is just about the only person in the Weinstein scandal to come out of it looking consistent and believable.

The rest all knew, but understood it would be like killing the golden goose to they didn't.

As others have pointed out, the reason they suddenly got all proper is's not because they found out, it's because we found out.

1/08/2018 11:39:00 AM

(1/08/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I think the goofy President Trump hides in the same place as the evil Governor Walker.

In reality, both are despised by the left for three reasons:

1. They won.

2. They are conservatives.

3. They push through a conservative agenda, which, if you pay attention, works pretty darn nicely.

1/08/2018 08:00:00 AM

(1/08/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

When the truth hurts, talk about a book of fiction.

1/08/2018 06:00:00 AM

(1/08/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

You know what's really strange?

That not ignoring the 1st Amendment makes the news.

1/08/2018 04:30:00 AM

(1/08/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

That's what happens when you don't investigate an actual crime, but instead, try and pin a fictional crime to a certain person.

I've never killed anyone, but if I had to spend all my days trying to prove I have not, sooner or later, I'd probably look guilty.

1/08/2018 02:00:00 AM

(1/08/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Now this is why we must have the internet.

1/08/2018 12:30:00 AM

Sunday, January 07, 2018

(1/07/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

You betcha.

1/07/2018 11:30:00 PM

(1/07/2018 08:34:00 PM) - Al


1/07/2018 08:34:00 PM

(1/07/2018 06:58:00 PM) - Al

Bucks then release Bolomboy after signing him to an NBA contract.

Out of the box strategery explanation here.

1/07/2018 06:58:00 PM

(1/07/2018 03:35:00 PM) - Al

Opening lines

Steelers 6.5 Jags
Pats 13.5 Titans

I got one upset...I like the Jaguars to win, and I hardly ever pick against the Steelers. If that line sneaks up to 7.5, I think that's an excellent wager. 

1/07/2018 03:35:00 PM

(1/07/2018 02:16:00 PM) - Al

Bucks make moves to the bottom third of the roster.

That said, Mumford has hit 48% of his 3's. That is some serious shooting.

1/07/2018 02:16:00 PM

(1/07/2018 01:46:00 PM) - Al

Before the game was even over last night, I decided I'd pick the Falcons over the Eagles. Always nice to have an upset in the playoffs.

Falcons opened as a 2 point favorite. Have now been bet up to a 3 point pick.


1/07/2018 01:46:00 PM

(1/07/2018 01:42:00 PM) - Al

It's very easy to change your mind when you do not believe in anything.

1/07/2018 01:42:00 PM

(1/07/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

As I have pointed out often, it wasn't patriotic Republicans that spit on returning Vietnam veterans.

Hollywood has romanticized it for 50 years, but the truth is, the left did, and have not only not apologized for it, but are still proud of their actions.

Thank you for your service, sir.

1/07/2018 01:00:00 PM

(1/07/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

I post this only because I know a few folks will be offended.


1/07/2018 07:00:00 AM

(1/07/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

1. Amen.

2. You're offended because you're a wussy.

1/07/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/07/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Not a single Dem voted for it.


1/07/2018 01:00:00 AM

Saturday, January 06, 2018

(1/06/2018 09:42:00 PM) - Al

I've said it before and I'll say it again...Mirotic makes the Bucks a legitimate top 5 NBA team.

There's gotta be a way to make a Jabari Parker package match up. 

1/06/2018 09:42:00 PM

(1/06/2018 09:06:00 PM) - Al

The Bucks will be $5.1M below the luxury tax once DeAndre Liggins is waived on Sunday. Milwaukee will have a $757,427 cap hit on the Liggins waiver and 14 guaranteed contracts. Milwaukee still has a $5M and $3.4M trade exception available.--Bobby Marks

Liggins was a vital piece of the rotation the first month or so, but has lost time since. I'm sure they're looking to fill that spot (as well as Vaughn's spot) and strengthen the depth/rotation.

1/06/2018 09:06:00 PM

(1/06/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Those that argue are simply denying they got played.

1/06/2018 07:30:00 PM

(1/06/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I finished the 2017 NFL season at 167-89, 65.2% correct, good for a 36th place tie at NFL Pickwatch, of 114 tracked. Jeff Ratcliffe of Pro Football Focus led the way with 180 right.

I was 46-45 (51%) after week 7, and then finished the season 121-44 (73%). Those last 10 weeks went a lot more to plan.

11-6 in my eliminator contests. No one in my group of 30 went undefeated for the campaign, and I came in tied for 16th of 30.

This week, I got:


1/06/2018 03:30:00 PM

(1/06/2018 03:19:00 PM) - Al

Even the Packers were down 9%. They fell for it and it will probably take years to get all those viewers back.

I've seen lots of people predicting the playoffs and Super Bowl will be a bit of a bounce back, as many more casual fans tune in, and it's more of a happening rather than a game. However, there's two ways of looking at it...I know many Packers' fans that would delay a trip to the ER or not go to a important event like a wedding or a funeral if it conflicted with a game. There are very few general NFL fans of that dedication level. So, it's quite possible they'll be down more.

Time will tell. 

1/06/2018 03:19:00 PM

(1/06/2018 03:09:00 PM) - Al

It's like a buying a billboard in every US downtown...and not paying a penny for it. And guess what?

They got played...again.

1/06/2018 03:09:00 PM

(1/06/2018 02:58:00 PM) - Al

Turns out, the best way to lower black unemployment is...wait for it...lower unemployment.

Being color blind tends to be the best way to go in many, many things. Not treating folks of different gender, religion, ethnic background differently "just because" is a trend that will gain momentum over time.

1/06/2018 02:58:00 PM

(1/06/2018 02:46:00 PM) - Al

Always a step ahead...he literally just tricked his opponents into branding him a genius in the same manner in which he tricked the old media into having a 15 minute segment on whether Hillary was more "crooked" or "heartless."

Crazy like a fox.

1/06/2018 02:46:00 PM

(1/06/2018 10:36:00 AM) - Al

We may never recover.

1/06/2018 10:36:00 AM

(1/06/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

If he didn't exist, we'd have to invent him.

Quote of the year is now a battle for 2nd.

1/06/2018 03:30:00 AM

(1/06/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Spare me your faux outrage CNN. You are nothing but a tool of the left.

1/06/2018 01:00:00 AM

Friday, January 05, 2018

(1/05/2018 08:29:00 PM) - Al

Gore tells his followers that all is going according to plan.

See, he chooses to be incorrect with every public statement to make others feel better.

1/05/2018 08:29:00 PM

(1/05/2018 06:28:00 PM) - Al

The women who took part in that pro abortion march are so silent, it almost makes one wonder if they could be any more transparent.

Hey, those days at the spa and "girl's weekends" take priority over actually giving a damn about other people.

1/05/2018 06:28:00 PM

(1/05/2018 06:18:00 PM) - Al

Crew signs loogy Boone Logan to incentive laden contract.

They will have to open a 40 man spot for him as well.

1/05/2018 06:18:00 PM

(1/05/2018 06:15:00 PM) - Al

My cold heart does not allow me to pass up a single opportunity not to mention this.

The irony? Krugman watched 8 Obama years lacking in growth (slowest EVER mind you), and then insisted it'd get worse under a businessman.

Talk about being out of touch.

1/05/2018 06:15:00 PM

(1/05/2018 06:11:00 PM) - Al

It should be free, and all the taxpayers should pay for it!

Even thew Times' readers note the hypocrisy, and allow me to say how stupid it would be that most of the people even in New York City would pay for it yet never spend a minute there.

Not a good time to push for socialism when they have no food or oil in Venezuela...unexpectedly.

1/05/2018 06:11:00 PM

(1/05/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

There's only two things to be certain of:

1. Trump is as stupid as Reagan.

2. Judging by early results, just as lucky too.

1/05/2018 12:30:00 PM

(1/05/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

And, did not cost a single pallet of cash.

It's almost as if not shaking cowardly in the corner while the world blows up around you has some merit.

1/05/2018 10:00:00 AM

(1/05/2018 08:29:00 AM) - Al

They vote with their feet.

There's only 2 things the left is sure of:

1. We need bigger government to save the rubes from themselves.

2. Why do the rubes not realize this?

1/05/2018 08:29:00 AM

(1/05/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.

1/05/2018 08:00:00 AM

(1/05/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

What a novel idea.

That simple determining factor of no aid to countries that burn the American flag is not just common sense, it's offensive to think anyone could disagree.

1/05/2018 05:00:00 AM

(1/05/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back 4 years and see how many times I commented on people I did not know.

If you're going to "make up a quote," you should at least do some research first.

1/05/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/05/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

It's always easy to fix things when you're warm and full.

1/05/2018 12:30:00 AM

(1/05/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al


1/05/2018 12:00:00 AM

Thursday, January 04, 2018

(1/04/2018 04:37:00 PM) - Al

Barbato seems like a Barnes clone, and is only 24. A 94 mph fastball and a 87 mph slider is a fine place to begin.

1/04/2018 04:37:00 PM

(1/04/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al


Also true.

Note yet another comparison to Reagan. The more this occurs, the worse it is for the left. Not only was Reagan beloved then, it has grown exponentially over time; history has been extremely kind to him, especially his national defense and economic policies.

Reagan was always made fun of as being a lazy lightweight with stupid, simple ideas. And, wait for it, they worked.

Quick...who does that remind you of?

1/04/2018 04:00:00 PM

(1/04/2018 03:52:00 PM) - Al

Rasmussen has him between 44 and 46, also the highest in quite some time.

So far, this would seem to be an early example that the tax cuts, strong economy, and all around tough talk seem to be going over pretty well so far.

1/04/2018 03:52:00 PM

(1/04/2018 02:31:00 PM) - Al

Irony alert...could the Brewers sign Cain and then use OF surplus to trade for Odorizzi...after reacquiring Jeffress (again) last season?

1/04/2018 02:31:00 PM

(1/04/2018 01:10:00 PM) - Al

Brewers paired up with Cobb, Lynn, and Cain today.

Tomorrow, maybe we'll see them look at 5 letter possibilities.


EDIT: TEX and MIL both going after Cain "very hard" per reports.

The thing is, the pursuit of Cain has led to a boatload of rumors as to why, because without another deal, MIL has little use for him.

A quick list I've seen today?

--Brinson is to be dealt for a SP (Archer?) or Realmuto.

--Santana is about to be dealt.

--Broxton and Santana are to be traded, likely for pitching.

The most often discussed idea?

--Crew signs with Crew. Brewers now have several OF's, and several teams have expressed interest in them. They can basically have a mini bidding war, and decide which OF to trade and for which return. 

1/04/2018 01:10:00 PM

(1/04/2018 12:41:00 PM) - Al


In much of the country, it's the end of the world as we know it.

In WI, it's Thursday.

1/04/2018 12:41:00 PM

(1/04/2018 12:38:00 PM) - Al

Many argue he's one of the "next generation" of Dem leaders.

If so, it's why graybeards like Pelosi and Schumer keep hanging on despite a list of accomplishments that is embarrassingly short.

1/04/2018 12:38:00 PM

(1/04/2018 12:33:00 PM) - Al

My congressman's wife, Rachel Campos Duffy, said on Outnumbered last summer that everywhere they go, they have people coming up and apologizing to them for either voting 3rd party, not voting, or (they whisper), voting for Hillary.

This is one of many reasons why you simply have to stick to your principles and vote for the "one you dislike less"...especially if you are caught up in having to "like" the person you vote for.

1/04/2018 12:33:00 PM

(1/04/2018 11:40:00 AM) - Al

This would be quite a change in method of operations, though signing a player and then trading the player he replaces always leaves you with a wealth of talent.

Cain is a terrific defender, and decent bat, but he'll be very spendy, 32 in April, and has been injury prone his entire career (players rarely get healthier or better after 29). I'd be far more likely to go after a cheaper option.

One thing to also consider, he may need to move to LF/RF in a couple years, and his bat would be weak anywhere but CF.

1/04/2018 11:40:00 AM

(1/04/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

1. He's really stupid. 

2. He defeated us badly anyway.

As long as they continue to push these talking points, they have little chance of winning in the future. The longer they wait to respect what happened, the better it is.

Wolff's book plays into this narrative, though by the sounds of it, much of it is apparently fiction. Saying Trump did not know who Boehner was...when he had golfed with him and spoken of him a half dozen (easily googleable) times, makes pretty much the entire book rather questionable. 

1/04/2018 10:00:00 AM

(1/04/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Old mattress is about 15 years old, so the Rambling wife and I bought a new one tonight. Gent said they were really busy over the holidays and...wait for it...after the tax cuts were announced even moreso.

It's a mystery, I know.

1/04/2018 02:00:00 AM

(1/04/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Neville Chamberlain had "regrets" too.

1/04/2018 12:30:00 AM

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

(1/03/2018 08:36:00 PM) - Al

Junior Guerra continues to do well in winter ball, sub 3 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, only 1 HR allowed in 48 IP.

He is out of options, so he'll be given every chance to succeed. I think he'll start 2018 in the rotation.

1/03/2018 08:36:00 PM

(1/03/2018 08:28:00 PM) - Al

Crew still have Broxton and Santana in discussions.

1/03/2018 08:28:00 PM

(1/03/2018 07:57:00 PM) - Al

Do the Brewers match up with the Rays for Chris Archer?

Sure. I would think that the Brewers would have to include Lewis Brinson, though, and probably their best pitching prospect (Corbin Burnes), in addition to 2 other good prospects.--MLBTR chat

I've been saying Brinson and 2 other top prospects/pre arby players. They have him worth even a bot more. So underpaid, they might be right.

1/03/2018 07:57:00 PM

(1/03/2018 06:36:00 PM) - Al

I am leaning toward Nicholson as well. His life sounds like me, if I wasn't out of shape and cowardly.

1/03/2018 06:36:00 PM

(1/03/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Bernie's utopia.

1/03/2018 12:30:00 PM

(1/03/2018 11:32:00 AM) - Al


1/03/2018 11:32:00 AM

(1/03/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

One more reminder...North Korea shuts down the electricity at night.

Let's not pretend this is a international powerhouse. They're a third world hellhole with a guy with a few nuclear warheads...that might be buying more from Iran (or vice versa), who we shipped several pallets of cash to.

1/03/2018 07:30:00 AM

(1/03/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, no one really cares when liberals do that.

1/03/2018 06:00:00 AM

(1/03/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Nate Silver has taken off the neutral goggles and has stopped pretending.

Remember that when his predictions always seem to lean left and his excuses seem very ignorant.

1/03/2018 03:00:00 AM

(1/03/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The hell you say.

Also in the news, water is wet.

1/03/2018 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

(1/02/2018 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Never forget, the ones who insisted Trump would lose in a landslide are the same ones embarrassing themselves with these dire prophecies of doom.

Never bet against the United States of America.

1/02/2018 10:30:00 PM

(1/02/2018 09:16:00 PM) - Al

Aaron Moesch played 25 minutes, never took a shot.

Somewhere, Tom Molaski and Dave Burkemper will go to bed smiling tonight.

1/02/2018 09:16:00 PM

(1/02/2018 08:33:00 PM) - Al

Greg Gard has his bunch of rag tag, beat up, bad news bears ready to play, and pull out a home game versus a solid, if unspectacular, Hoosiers squad.

I know it runs contrary to the "panic after a 7-9 season in which your star QB missed several games" world we live in, but often, the best coaching and team building occurs in teams that are far from superb. Takes a lot of work to make a 15 win team a 20 win team, and probably even more to make a 10 win team a 15 win club. 

1/02/2018 08:33:00 PM

(1/02/2018 06:40:00 PM) - Al

They gave the government they're protesting several pallets of cash.

Because, of course, they're so much smarter than us hicks in flyover country. 

You'd want the rubes to ignore it too.

1/02/2018 06:40:00 PM

(1/02/2018 11:35:00 AM) - Al

Dylan Baker claimed by Dodgers. 

ADDED: Dodgers actually traded for Baker, as I assume more than 1 team claimed him. Crew gets a PTBNL or cash. 

1/02/2018 11:35:00 AM

(1/02/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Found while looking for something else...the proper term for what most of us would call a "manure pit" is an "earthen manure storage system."

1/02/2018 10:30:00 AM

(1/02/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

If I had a nickel for every one of these positive Trump articles over the past couple weeks, I'd have a lot of nickels.

1/02/2018 06:30:00 AM

(1/02/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

There are several crimes in there, if Mueller's team would actually, you know, quit trying to find a jaywalking violation against a Republican.

1/02/2018 02:30:00 AM

(1/02/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Aw. I hope she's able to work out her fictional outrage with her fictional therapist.

1/02/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, January 01, 2018

(1/01/2018 10:25:00 PM) - Al

Bama is the best team I saw this year, and they will be about a 6 point pick in the championship game, barring a late comeback.

1/01/2018 10:25:00 PM

(1/01/2018 06:54:00 PM) - Al

Message to Ms. to Iran now available.

1/01/2018 06:54:00 PM

(1/01/2018 06:38:00 PM) - Al

I tell ya what...if this is a move saying Thompson did a poor job...after a mediocre season when the top QB missed about half the year...prepare to suffer the consequences.

1/01/2018 06:38:00 PM

(1/01/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

I saw it too.

She simply has all the qualities and is incredibly talented at self promotion. I'm especially amazed at how many conservative women have spoken out against her. Why? They are incredibly sad because she is doing exactly what they wanted to go.

1/01/2018 05:00:00 PM

(1/01/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I will link this Ice Bowl piece because I'm sure many readers will find it interesting.

1/01/2018 03:30:00 PM

(1/01/2018 02:06:00 PM) - Al

Thank goodness someone said it so I do not have to.

1/01/2018 02:06:00 PM

(1/01/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Coincidence, I'm sure.

1/01/2018 02:00:00 PM

(1/01/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Also known as "allow me to explain why I'm so much smarter than the rubes."

1/01/2018 12:30:00 PM

(1/01/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al


They should be ashamed of themselves.

1/01/2018 10:00:00 AM

(1/01/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if he is brilliantly using the internet to speak directly to those in need.

How do I know he is right? Because the left hates it so. Because, if they truly did believe it was harmful when he tweeted, they would not complain about it.

Don't forget, they insisted tax cuts were the end of the world. Their hatred of American values knows no limits.

1/01/2018 08:30:00 AM

(1/01/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al


Negative people gonna be negative.

1/01/2018 05:30:00 AM

(1/01/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if they try to bury stories like this.

1/01/2018 02:30:00 AM

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