Al's Ramblings



Thursday, May 31, 2018

(5/31/2018 11:39:00 PM) - Al

Choi does not play in AAA, so he is likely already in Chicago.

Houser had to leave the AAA game in the 1st when he was hit by a come backer.



5/31/2018 11:39:00 PM



(5/31/2018 10:48:00 PM) - Al

Hiura promoted to Biloxi after the game.

I predicted last offseason we might see Keston in the majors in SEP of 2018 if a 40 man spot was available. We still might.



5/31/2018 10:48:00 PM



(5/31/2018 05:16:00 PM) - Al

I could find nothing and leak it to the old media for 10% of that.


5/31/2018 05:16:00 PM



(5/31/2018 01:57:00 PM) - Al

Fiserv denies it will be the naming rights sponsor.



5/31/2018 01:57:00 PM



(5/31/2018 12:45:00 PM) - Al

Fiserv is nearing a deal to be the naming right sponsor of the new Bucks' arena.


5/31/2018 12:45:00 PM



(5/31/2018 11:37:00 AM) - Al

Adam of MLB.com reports that reports have Choi back up in the bigs for the weekend.

Has to be a DL move, as Choi has not been down 10 days yet. I guessed Davies a few days ago.


5/31/2018 11:37:00 AM



(5/31/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

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


5/31/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/31/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Heyman mentions a couple Brewers' trades that "should happen."

He's far too low on the Realmuto deal, as Feliciano is in A ball and not highly ranked at all.

I do not think Hiura is going anywhere, but the Archer trade is for far less than we heard last offseason.


5/31/2018 10:30:00 AM



(5/31/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Congrats to Ron Johnson on getting his Right To Try act through the ridiculous delays that is common in government, because, well, swamp is often far too kind a description.

In case you wonder how the Dems could possibly vote against a bill tolet terminally ill patients try experimental drugs in hopes they work?

Well, they weren't. Until...

Trump was for it.


5/31/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/31/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Except, of course, for the people that are working it now.

Oof. 


5/31/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/31/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

You can almost see the thought bubble that says "those stupid rubes" above his head.


5/31/2018 06:30:00 AM



(5/31/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

It's a puzzle.

They hate playing by their own rules.


5/31/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/31/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Why does no one believe the old media?

Because they keep getting caught.


5/31/2018 01:30:00 AM



(5/31/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Another young man explaining his "ah ha" moment.


5/31/2018 12:30:00 AM


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(5/30/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

The Brewers probably have a maximum possible attendance of 3.2M this season, which would, of course, involve them continuing to win and contending. If they continue to average what they have thus far, they'd end up with about 2.7M.

To end up with 3M, they'd need about 39K at every game...weeknights, weekdays, and most of all SEP games, when they fall to about 25-30K on average...in a normal season, of course. 

That's the range. By my account, the most likely range is probably in the 2.875M ballpark (no pun intended).


5/30/2018 07:30:00 PM



(5/30/2018 06:34:00 PM) - Al

Well, that's different.

W was a Republican. Erin Burnett is not.

That's all it takes.



5/30/2018 06:34:00 PM



(5/30/2018 03:57:00 PM) - Al

I think the Mariners of 2001 never lost 3 in a row all season, if memory serves.

You'll win a lot of games over 162 if you don't have losing streaks. You'll win a lot if you don't allow crooked numbers in big innings too.


5/30/2018 03:57:00 PM



(5/30/2018 03:53:00 PM) - Al

The strange thing, just a couple days ago, every casual fan insisted Hader and Jeffress were headed for the HOF and Knebel was awful.

It's almost as if they don't know anything...


5/30/2018 03:53:00 PM



(5/30/2018 03:11:00 PM) - Al

Watching the replay of the game on Facebook...about 30 seconds behind.


5/30/2018 03:11:00 PM



(5/30/2018 03:10:00 PM) - Al

More info keeps leaking out. Funny how that works.

Considering the Obama administration's proven vendettas against certain reporters and patriot groups via the IRS, it does not take much. The public can add 2+2 on their own.


5/30/2018 03:10:00 PM



(5/30/2018 01:11:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

Roseanne says she was under the influence of Ambien at the time, meaning I was correct when I discussed her being on something.

20 more or so, and I'll know how Scott Adams feels.


5/30/2018 01:11:00 PM



(5/30/2018 01:05:00 PM) - Al

Woelfel reports Ethan Happ will return to Badgers for his senior season.


5/30/2018 01:05:00 PM



(5/30/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The law comes first?

What a novel idea.

Notice you have not heard a peep about "dreamers" since the Dems sold them out to continue their crusade against Trump. It's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything. 


5/30/2018 01:00:00 PM



(5/30/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

This is a pretty accurate description of middle age.


5/30/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/30/2018 10:47:00 AM) - Al

Ethan Happ has to decide whether to stay in the draft today.


5/30/2018 10:47:00 AM



(5/30/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

The only person at the Trump rally who was unhappy was the CNN reporter.

That pretty much sums up 2018 in a sentence.


5/30/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/30/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

If it was $57 instead of $570, I would have got the Brewers' urn for the Rambling dog's ashes.

You can chide me for being frugal if you like, but I can all but guarantee you the Rambling wife would say the same thing about my future ashes.


5/30/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/30/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

So many are pointing out the double standard on Twitter, I could copy and paste links all day. However, these sum it up.

Roseanne said something stupid, but her support of President Trump means there's no anger management or "suspension with pay" like there was with any number of ESPN liberals. If it weren't for double standards, they wouldn't have any.

I do know, I'd spend a year with Roseanne before I'd spend 10 minutes with Olbermann


5/30/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/30/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

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


5/30/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/30/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

He just wants to keep it going in hopes it hurts the GOP in NOV.

They have less than nothing, no proof of any collusion. They do have 2 guys who either lied or misremembered trivial details talking to FBI agents...though neither did so about anything criminal.

This is a reminder why you don't talk to a law enforcement officer about anything unless you are willing to pay the fine or serve the sentence. Get a lawyer of say you cannot recall. If they ask you where you were last night, and it's 2AM, do they mean 3 hours before or 27 hours before?

If you guess wrong, you are guilty.


5/30/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/30/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Funny how it's becoming commonplace to be critical.

Turns out, we weren't racists, we were just early.

And correct.


5/30/2018 12:30:00 AM


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

(5/29/2018 10:58:00 PM) - Al

Davies admitted his shoulder is still sore, so with the upcoming days off, and a need for only 4 SP's, one would assume he and Saladino will be DL'd before tomorrow's game.

The Sky Sox were in Memphis for a day game and were traveling to Des Moines, so whoever it is should be able to be available by game time, or soon thereafter. Could see another move before FRI's game, depending on the health of the rest of the bullpen.


5/29/2018 10:58:00 PM



(5/29/2018 09:11:00 PM) - Al

That's a shame. Makes me wonder why Trump called illegal immigrants "animals"...he didn't?

There ya go. Crying wolf sometimes has negative consequences.


5/29/2018 09:11:00 PM



(5/29/2018 08:38:00 PM) - Al

Jacob Barnes in for an appearance, knowing full well he may be sent down regardless of how he pitches (though with the upcoming days off, maybe not too).


5/29/2018 08:38:00 PM



(5/29/2018 07:45:00 PM) - Al

Arcia is the only infielder on the 40 man, though with Villar, Sogard, and Perez; they could go with just the 3, at least for a few games.

Nate Orf is not on the 40, but is hitting .401/.414, though at the altitude adjusted Colorado Springs. They would have to make room for Orf, and once he is put on the 40, could not be taken off without being eligible to be picked up on waivers. Even as a 28 year old, his versatility alone (he is able to play 2B/3B/LF/RF and has played SS/CF as well, though he would be a well below average defender at those spots) would find him claimed by several clubs. That is one reason Nick Franklin was brought up earlier in the season, as Nick could have probably passed through waivers unclaimed.

That 40th spot would be tough to find as well, as I assume it would be Asher, who is a very competent depth piece, though with not a very high ceiling.


5/29/2018 07:45:00 PM



(5/29/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Those folks who seemed to think Braun would be unhappy were living in a bizarro world.

I think Braun realizes he's at the stage where he just wants to play. In fact, there may come a time, unless the NL adds the DH, he may agree to go to the Angels (the way I imagine it, right after Pujols retires), or even another AL club; in order to play an extra season or two...especially if he's able to play long enough close to HOF numbers.


5/29/2018 06:00:00 PM



(5/29/2018 05:48:00 PM) - Al

I have not seen the tweet in question, but I promise you, unless it included the n word (which I gather it did not), if it was Alec Baldwin who said it, I'm sure an apology and charitable contribution would have take have taken care of it quickly.

As for her judgement, much like Seinfeld's Kramer, Michael Richards, I assume alcohol or other substances played a part. Tom Arnold once said his marriage to Roseanne was "not that memorable" and when pressed, admitted he had little memory of it except buying massive amounts of drugs. He then added he deserved her scorn, because he had spent most of it with others. He concluded with some strange quote, something like, "Yeah, fame, money, women, it was a hell of a drug. Oh, and drugs, they're something too."


5/29/2018 05:48:00 PM



(5/29/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

You see, the president's daughter should not take a picture with her son, because ICE enforces the law and puts people that break said law in jail.

I hope the Dems make this the centerpiece of their 2018 campaign. Because if they do, they'll lose in a landslide. Why do they insist on bringing up such ridiculous arguments, and insisting tax cuts and a thriving economy sucks.

Good point


5/29/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/29/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

This is what you have time to do when the USA protects your interests militarily.

Good luck with all that.


5/29/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/29/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

When the old media starts to talk like this...

The deafening silence of those implicated in the Obama administration...the only ones that you hear from are Clapper, who tells a different story every time, always with one more untruth thrown in, and Rice, who saw this coming and wrote the email to herself to make sure she did not get messed up in the whole thing.

The rest? They all seem to be wondering...how much was deleted and shredded like it was supposed to be, and how much was not, but found on Weiner's computer?


5/29/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/29/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Because shut up.

That was different.


5/29/2018 12:30:00 PM



(5/29/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Or, you could imagine "What if I just grew wings and flew away?"


5/29/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/29/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Yep.

Remember, many were predicting a bloodbath, a near 50 state sweep the morning of the election. Yes, these were all biased Dems, but still. I studied it for about 30 minutes that day and told the Rambling wife I just didn't see a way for Trump to get to 270, I had him 5 short...even NH would only lead to 269, assuming the states that split their vote went as expected..

MN, WI, and PA later, turns out there was a way.


5/29/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/29/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Funny, I hear he's very unpopular, but only from the old media.


5/29/2018 08:00:00 AM



(5/29/2018 07:15:00 AM) - Al

Legal.

The runner slid, and he slid over the plate.

Catcher needs to avoid the slide just like a middle infielder. This ain't a bunch of nuns in training on their outdoor rec time. Breaking up a double play is legal at home, just like it is at 2B.

Now if the runner does not slide, then it's the Posey rule. Or, if he can't touch the plate, he's out.


5/29/2018 07:15:00 AM



(5/29/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Grab an ice water and read the whole thread. There are several laugh out louds in it.


5/29/2018 06:30:00 AM



(5/29/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

This wouldn't bother me at all, but the idea one finds the need to write it up even though she is, as of yet, not needing to worry about it, tells me there will be plenty of reasons not to marry her without giving a damn about her last name.


5/29/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/29/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

It's not made up lies, it's a "thought experiment."

Tell me again why no one trusts the old media?


5/29/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/29/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Even in California, most people are very proud of their country and their national anthem.

The NFL failed to understand this simple fact. Many do.


5/29/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/29/2018 01:02:00 AM) - Al

Just noticed the Crew is off THU, then MON, and then THU...they play 5 games in 8 days.

Will they do anything out of the ordinary? The options are almost endless. They could DL or send a SP to the minors for 10 days, as you certainly don't need 5 guys for that stretch. It's very unlikely they will need 8 relievers, though with Counsell seemingly doing all he can to limit the innings of his premium, late inning arms; this seems a bit less likely.

Might it help Davies to go to AAA for a start after his stint on the DL? Be worth considering. A single win might be the difference between the playoffs and no playoffs, or a wildcard or an auto berth in the NLDS.

What will they do with an extra roster spot or 2? Well, they'll have a DH in 5 games, so they could add Phillips (in Choi's case, he has not been down 10 days) or another bat. They could add Broxton just to be used as a PH or PR. You could see them PH for Saladino in the 6th and then PH for Sogard in the 8th. They may hit for the C more.

I'm not normal, but I'd be very tempted to DL any player that's playing at less than 90%. Giving them 10 days off to heal and missing only 7 games only happens a couple times a season. They're a lot more likely to be healthy in AUG and SEP if they take that time now to get extra treatment and rest.



5/29/2018 01:02:00 AM



(5/29/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Also in the news, food makes you fat.


5/29/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

Yep.

If he'd say the USA was going to hell in a handbasket, they'd adore him.

That's 5 more than we got in 8 years...

By the way...how did that fixing the oceans thing work out?


5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM


Monday, May 28, 2018

(5/28/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

NASA data from Feb 2016 to Feb 2018 indicates that global average temp dropped 0.56 deg C. Largest ever two year temp drop.--Allan Wood


As Dennis Miller points out, the explanation is, it's getting colder because it's getting hotter.

Don't ya know.


5/28/2018 11:00:00 PM



(5/28/2018 10:29:00 PM) - Al

Rockets lived by the 3, but when they missed them, they died by the 3.

I must admit, seeing guys that can't hit 2 of 3 layups making fun of NBA players who get paid millions for missing some shots is funny.

If HOU hits 4 or 5 3's in that 27 shots missed streak, they win. They didn't. It ain't anything else. Sometimes, they just don't go in.


5/28/2018 10:29:00 PM



(5/28/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

Thumbnail


Keep this in mind the next time some hoodlum kneels down and claims he's doing it to be patriotic. You know full well the only part of it he could spell is "riot."

The hell with them.


5/28/2018 10:00:00 PM



(5/28/2018 09:25:00 PM) - Al

Klay Thompson picks up his 4th foul 30+ feet from the basket, and insists "he's ok" to not pick up his 5th.

If only he would have been ok to not pick up his 4th.


5/28/2018 09:25:00 PM



(5/28/2018 08:46:00 PM) - Al

Just thought of something...if Albers would have been PH for in the 7th inning, with Hader due to come in to pitch the 8th, Barnes probably would have been getting loose next to Josh in case they added a couple runs. He then would have probably pitched the 8th and 9th...and been sent down after the game to bring up a fresh arm for tomorrow, in case of a blowout.

Albers pitching the 8th likely kept Jacob in the majors, at least for now.

Barnes looked passable, after all, he throws 95 and has a 90 mph "cutter" (per Fangraphs) that the TV guys call a slider. But he did not have that swing and miss stuff he seemed to have until late last season.




5/28/2018 08:46:00 PM



(5/28/2018 08:30:00 PM) - Al

Sometimes, I think Chelsea forgets why everyone hates her and her mom.

Let's not forget, despite his Lewinsky history, Bill remains by far the most popular.


5/28/2018 08:30:00 PM



(5/28/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

I find it hard to believe a man who lies about his race would prove to be dishonest about...everything.

Oh, by the way, we now know that tweet of fiction is even more fictional. 

Oof.


5/28/2018 07:30:00 PM



(5/28/2018 06:02:00 PM) - Al

I don't tend to think about the Brewers like most folks, as I see more and more people saying that, barring injury, there's no reason to add to the rotation, because it's so darn good, and Nelson is soon to return.

Balderdash.

Even if you "only" acquire a pitcher who rates as a B, you have to remember that SP will replace whoever the worst pitcher is. That SP would either improve the bullpen or the AAA staff, ready in case someone goes down.

Notice how the Rays are still trading off spendy players, as Colome went to the Mariners for a pair of solid young players. This is Chris Archer's line since mid APR.  3-1 K/BB ratio, 3.22 ERA, and over 6.1 IP/S.

If MIL continues to play well, I'd be trying to work out an exchange with TB. Archer is signed through 2021. He and a couple FA to be relievers would be my main targets, along with upgrades at C and SS.


5/28/2018 06:02:00 PM



(5/28/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

Hader looks like he's the 8th and 9th inning dude today, Jeffress and Knebel are likely "down."

EDIT: Albers and Barnes finish up after Villar gives them a 5 run lead. Looking at the usage, Logan might well have been unavailable today too, as he had pitched 2 straight days and 4 days of 5. 




5/28/2018 05:00:00 PM



(5/28/2018 04:46:00 PM) - Al

100 degrees in the Twin Cities today. I think we got to 94 yesterday and it's currently 91, so it might move up to 92-93.

Never got to 90 last year here, last one was 2016. Right now, it's a 67 degree dewpoint, as the one weather guy here says, a dewpoint in the 50's is humid, and in the 60's is Mississippi. I don't think it's ever got to a 70 dewpoint in my time here, so as the Rambling wife said, "Whew, that air is thick."

Of course, in many parts of the country and world, this is just another day.


5/28/2018 04:46:00 PM



(5/28/2018 03:21:00 PM) - Al

I wish I could make a movie that did $100M on its opening weekend.

I'd even be happy listening to folks say it was "a flop."

I know it was expensive, and I know the real disappointment was overseas. But imagine being the 80th best opener of all time and being labeled a huge disappointment. I have to imagine the nice weather in much of the country and the NBA last night played a part as well, probably 10-20% less. Most of those will see it this week or next weekend, so it's delayed, not lost.


5/28/2018 03:21:00 PM



(5/28/2018 03:08:00 PM) - Al

I know I'm an incredibly law and order guy and all, but, I'm not sure what ICE is supposed to do with the little ones when their parents come in illegally.

Seems to me, by having a safe way to transport them, they are being very wise and pragmatic.

This seems to me to be a perfect example of trying to use emotions over facts. And the fact is, we are such a beloved and prosperous nation, there are lots of people willing to break the law to escape the hellholes they're from.

Trust me, most nations don't have to worry about this. 


5/28/2018 03:08:00 PM



(5/28/2018 12:13:00 PM) - Al

I say this every year, but why isn't Saving Private Ryan playing all day on TNT or whoever owns the rights to it?


5/28/2018 12:13:00 PM



(5/28/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

As we all should.

We are free because of their sacrifice and bravery. Honor them by living your best life. Leave the negative behavior and the constant complaining about the greatest country in the history of the world to those who don't know nothing about nothing except everything should be free.

The hell with them. Tomorrow, they'll find something else to complain about. It's what they do.


5/28/2018 12:00:00 PM



(5/28/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Funny how none of Obama's speeches get linked and shared hundreds of times on patriotic holidays.


5/28/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/28/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

See a couple of those NFL punks explain to these soldiers why they kneel for the national anthem.

The Army folks would punch them in the face and push another flag into the ground, never breaking stride. And that's just the females.

You can be patriotic, or you can make a selfish spectacle of yourself. I have yet to see anyone be both. The hell with them.


5/28/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/28/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Amen.

Thanks to all who served, and a special thank you to those who paid the ultimate price.

Freedom isn't free.


5/28/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/28/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The irony is, this is one of the easiest things those guys do.


5/28/2018 04:00:00 AM



(5/28/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I think Ms. Brewster knows full well no one ever notices her nose.

What's that old Bill Maher line?

What? She didn't have a head? Oh, I didn't notice.


5/28/2018 01:00:00 AM


Sunday, May 27, 2018

(5/27/2018 10:12:00 PM) - Al

I noticed this a couple weeks ago, but didn't really know what to think of it. Honestly, I still don't.

However, it shows how the game has changed.

Quick, where does the Crew rank in quality starts in the NL?


I would have guessed 10th...Counsell has a quick hook, and since his bullpen is solid and deep, that's not a surprise, though his SP's have pitched well, it seems like they rarely go 6 full innings.




The answer? They are in 1st, more than every other team.

Amazingly, in all of MLB, only the Astros have more (though the difference is huge, 39-33).


















5/27/2018 10:12:00 PM



(5/27/2018 09:31:00 PM) - Al

Padres pick up a high draft pick by paying a part of Hughes' massive salary.


5/27/2018 09:31:00 PM



(5/27/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

Truth is, he did not care at all about the kids, just too stupid to realize he was criticizing Obama, and not Trump.

I love when they pretend to give a damn only to proven themselves to be complete hacks




5/27/2018 09:30:00 PM



(5/27/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Glenn is being sarcastic, of course, but the "getting used to good things happening" idea is similar to the "going to get tired of winning" slogan Trump used.


5/27/2018 08:00:00 PM



(5/27/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

They never see what's obvious to the rest of us.

How dare they?


5/27/2018 06:00:00 PM



(5/27/2018 05:59:00 PM) - Al

All those burgers would be delicious if you took off the pickles and tomatoes and added a bunch of mac sauce or ranch.




5/27/2018 05:59:00 PM



(5/27/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

I mentioned this the day it happened. Slowly, we are seeing it reported, but the old media chooses to ignore it.

This is why no one trusts them.


5/27/2018 05:00:00 PM



(5/27/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

The last photo is hilarious.

It perfectly sums up what the average citizen thinks of a bunch of PR hungry liberals...complete indifference.


5/27/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/27/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Astounding.


5/27/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/27/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

That doesn't seem very consistent.

It's kind of hypocritical too.

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


5/27/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/27/2018 01:14:00 PM) - Al

One thing to keep in mind, of the relievers currently playing the Colorado Springs/Biloxi to Milwaukee shuttle; Lopez, Asher, and Houser will not have options to be able to do that next season.

That means they have to pitch good enough to justify a bullpen spot at all times...that's why, with the possible exception of Houser, I would not be at all surprised to them on the trade market at the deadline and in the offseason.

Of course, as we have discussed, a player with no options does not have the trade value as a player with options.

You could probably include names such as Perez, Villar, and Sogard in that as well, though at the moment, JV is playing almost every day, or at least the strong side of the platoon. Add in Dubon, Arcia, and quite possibly Nate Orf, tons of infield depth for the future.


5/27/2018 01:14:00 PM



(5/27/2018 12:35:00 PM) - Al

If this segment would have rang long, California Psychics would have went dark.

In a world of "if you like your doctor/plan, you can keep your doctor/plan, which was said dozens of times and verified by the old media (before calling it the lie of the year later), and a spying scandal (that appears to have legs, unlike Mueller's fictional search for Bigfoot); they might want to find something else to complain about.

With full wallets and never before seen optimism (well, since Reagan), this almost has a "well, what brand does Grant drink so I can get some for my other generals vibe" to it. No one voted for a twice divorced, wealthy, attention whore businessman because he reminded them of Mitt Romney. In fact, the fact he was nothing like Romney is why he won.


5/27/2018 12:35:00 PM



(5/27/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

It's probably not this simple, but it was also cold and icky weather when the errors were being made. That's not surprising at all.


5/27/2018 12:30:00 PM



(5/27/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I had no idea spies were so well compensated.

No wonder Jimmy Bond is so popular with the ladies.


5/27/2018 12:00:00 PM



(5/27/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

This is 100% true.

He forgot "it plays horribly in Peoria." Most normals see that stupidity and their first thought is "those folks need to find jobs so they have someone to do instead of getting in hard working people's way at the grocery store."

The left, for decades, simply do not understand that irritating innocents and being bothersome drives average Joes and Janes away from their party and their cause.

Let's hope they never do.


5/27/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/27/2018 10:06:00 AM) - Al

Jacob Barnes up to take the place of Adrian Houser. We will see if he is just the latest in a string or if they feel they fixed something.



5/27/2018 10:06:00 AM



(5/27/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

I have been promised that this NEVER happens.

Obviously, Elder is lying.


5/27/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/27/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

If one did not know better, one would begin to think that maybe, just maybe, sending them pallets of cash is not the best way to apply pressure to a rogue, terrorist friendly nation.

If.


5/27/2018 07:00:00 AM



(5/27/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Know why?

Dip is far better than soup. It's not even close.


5/27/2018 05:30:00 AM



(5/27/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

They're giving him too much credit. He's just an idiot.


5/27/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/27/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh.

I'm so old, I remember when W was Hitler...and McCain, and then Romney.

They are nothing but consistent.


5/27/2018 01:30:00 AM



(5/27/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

An oldie but a goodie.


5/27/2018 01:00:00 AM


Saturday, May 26, 2018

(5/26/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

No wonder Hillary drinks.


5/26/2018 11:00:00 PM



(5/26/2018 10:59:00 PM) - Al

Brewers finally got their "expected" record down to only 2 wins lower than their actual record.

For those wondering, they have been 3 over since the 2nd week of the season. It's directly related to how many blowouts you have. Today's 11 run victory finally pushed it down a game.


5/26/2018 10:59:00 PM



(5/26/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

He's right.

The longest journey begins with a single step.

That's why Rand Paul's 1% "penny plan" was so important...it showed they could not even talk about cutting, well, anything. Because they refuse to admit they are taking in record revenue, and that it, very simply, is nothing but a spending problem.


5/26/2018 09:30:00 PM



(5/26/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

What's funny is, no matter how hard they try to fawn over Obama, one look at history shows how badly his policies worked out.

How's that red line in Syria? His Yemen policy led to the greatest refugee crisis since WW2. You can only ignore reality so long. The facts is the facts.


5/26/2018 08:00:00 PM



(5/26/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Well, you'd be a grumpy gus too if everything you've said in the past 2 decades has been proven to be a load of bunk.

And, if in the middle of every "we're burning up" speech you give, a gigantic blizzard hits.


5/26/2018 07:30:00 PM



(5/26/2018 06:30:00 PM) - Al

In Memphis, TN, Alec Asher may be far more excited that Houser is up and ready to come in than his teammates are. Barnes might be too, but he's likely down to "work on stuff" so he is unlikely.

Considering Houser is coming off surgery, even if he only goes an inning, he will not be available tomorrow, and quite possibly MON.

If the Crew feels the relief corps is deep enough, they might bring up a position player instead. Given it cannot be Choi or Arcia (and Nottingham is injured) that would leave Phillips and Broxton on the 40.

EDIT: Asher went 4 innings and 76 pitches WED, so his normal day to start would be MON. If they choose to, he should be ready to pitch in relief tomorrow.


5/26/2018 06:30:00 PM



(5/26/2018 06:30:00 PM) - Al

He shared with VICE News his own data showing Trump’s numbers creeping close to a certain dotted line. If they hit it, he claims the president is unbeatable in the Electoral College.

Read the whole thing

It's terrifying to many that Trump won with a 37% approval rating. While the combined one has him at 44%, the most accurate pollster in '16, Rasmussen, has him at 49%. I don't know what that dotted line is, but if the election were held today, I have no doubt he would win easily.

Luckily for the Dems, 30 months is an eternity in politics. He could go down and go back up a dozen times before NOV of 2020.


5/26/2018 06:30:00 PM



(5/26/2018 05:30:00 PM) - Al

I heard about this years ago. Still going on.

It's reminiscent of car manufacturers putting the parts that wear out the fastest in the hard to get to parts of the engine...more labor if you take it in, backyard mechanics are more likely to take it to the dealer too, as an hour job takes them all day. 

They don't stop to think about what bad PR this is. People like me really do not notice, but handy guys do, and they talk.


5/26/2018 05:30:00 PM



(5/26/2018 05:26:00 PM) - Al

BA and Rock said they assume the entire bullpen is available minus Hader, but Knebel threw 30+ pitches as well. He may well be "down" today as well.


5/26/2018 05:26:00 PM



(5/26/2018 04:10:00 PM) - Al

Thank goodness he didn't have a gun instead of a basketball, or else...hmmm, bad example.

I still haven't figured out how the shooter had a gun in a gun free zone...it's almost as if criminals don't follow rules and laws.

If only Davy Hogg was hear to explain this to myself, a stupid rube not as enlightened as himself, who knows all the answers and how to stop all crime.

By the way, turns out our hero once again achieved the exact opposite of what he had hoped. If he lived in bizarro world, he'd be a genius.


5/26/2018 04:10:00 PM



(5/26/2018 04:04:00 PM) - Al

Supak came over with Broxton, and has had some success.

Bickford, on the other hand, has been injured and suspended since being acquired. He's got nowhere to go but up. Million dollar arm...


5/26/2018 04:04:00 PM



(5/26/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Hogg continues to be the greatest fund raiser the NRA has ever had.

The funny thing is, he's not smart enough to realize it.


5/26/2018 03:00:00 PM



(5/26/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

100% true.


5/26/2018 01:00:00 PM



(5/26/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

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If we can't find one, the electrician says we're gonna have to rewire the whole damn house!


5/26/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 10:05:00 AM) - Al

With last night’s 4-3, 10-inning win, the Brewers improved to 13-5 in 1-run games and 4-1 in extra innings this season.--Brewers PR
 
No one will say it, so I'll just come out and do so...the Brewers have experienced their fair share of good fortune this season.

They've also experienced 1 or 2 other team's worth.

As I have said, this is a twofold thing...they tend to even out, but in theory, the games that are over are done, and luck should be split 50/50 the rest of the way.


5/26/2018 10:05:00 AM



(5/26/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm no expert, but it looks like a wolf to me, and if not, a wolfdog makes perfect sense.

Dogman? Prehistoric animal?

Um, no. These folks should read a book. These are the same folks that insist Bigfoot exists even though no one has ever found a dead one, despite the fact it would be worth thousands of dollars.


5/26/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I can't believe how stupid the left has been of late making decisions. When "disagree with Trump" means siding with violent dictators and gang members froim Mexico, one would think they would set that aside...but they haven't.


5/26/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

I had never even heard about this. Excellent work, Governor Walker.


5/26/2018 07:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been saying this for decades.

Of course, many insisted it could not be done.


5/26/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

This is why the old media lied.

The president's ability to read the public, after years of being on the right side of PR battles in business, is very well honed.

The old media's attempts to try and distort the truth is off the charts...but they just keep doing it incorrectly. They fall into the trap every single time.


5/26/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been assured that this never happens.


5/26/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/26/2018 12:16:00 AM) - Al

The Crew tried to sign Kratz to a minor league deal over the winter, per Stearns.

By far, this seems to be an indication the organization does not look at Christian Bethancourt as much of an option to be a part of the big league roster, which is a bit surprising, since he's thrown out 36% of those trying to run on him and, as does everyone, hit well at Colorado Springs. He has also pitched, at least at the Hernan Perez level, with an 8 ERA in AAA in 41 career innings.

Nottingham needs to play to develop, so I'm not at all surprised to see him remain at AAA, and, he's been on the DL the past couple weeks with a pulled side muscle (meanwhile, I'm fine, since you can't pull fat).


5/26/2018 12:16:00 AM


Friday, May 25, 2018

(5/25/2018 11:59:00 PM) - Al

I had no idea the Crew played at 3 tomorrow afternoon. It looks like Fox has a 6PM game, so SAT evening must be exclusive to them tomorrow night.

Strange how teams base their schedule around avoiding those windows, so all their games can be televised. Look how few games there are tomorrow night, while usually, 2/3rd's of MLB clubs schedule night games on SAT.


5/25/2018 11:59:00 PM



(5/25/2018 10:24:00 PM) - Al

Mesoraco barely tried to block that 3-1 pitch in the dirt, just gave a feeble attempt and hoped it would bounce into his glove. If Shaw swings and misses, Sogard scores anyway.

Hard to believe.

I know the math does not work this way, but by memory, I'd guess Sogard has a .500 OBP in that situation. Seems like he almost always gets a walk or a single into LF, at least versus RHP.

Back when I played slow pitch softball, we once played in a league in Altoona (right next to Eau Claire) in which all the teams were pretty even, except for maybe 1-2 teams that were way better. It seemed like every game was close late, often like 8-6 or 10-9. I know it always seemed like I got to bat with the game close or tied late, and just by memory, I think I walked about 75% of the time. Even my teammates would notice this. Of course, they just thought it was good luck, they did not realize I never swung until I got a strike (3 ball/2 strike league) and I knew that strike zone almost perfectly...that mat the pitcher aimed for was just not that big, and in that league, only the mat was a strike, not the plate.

I can't tell you how many times I would walk and the next batter (or 2-3) would swing at the first pitch. I was all about OBP long before OBP was cool.

I always remember that league we played on one of 2 fields, and it was mostly the same one, in which the umpire was always the same guy. He would always have a beer or cigarette in his hand(s), and often both. He was pretty good if you had a 6:30 game, but by 9:30, those calls on the bases (always made from behind home plate, he never moved) were a crapshoot. I recall one time in which we gave up a couple HR's to an opponent. When he came up to bat again, the manager yelled at the pitcher from wherever he was on the field to walk him. After the first pitch was about 10 feet over the batter's head (I think it hit the backstop on the fly), the umpire casually said, "You wanna walk him?" The pitcher shook his head yes, and the umpire yelled "Take your base."

1. He was 25 years ahead of MLB.

2. No doubt he got paid by the game, not the hour. Those hour games were almost always done in 45 minutes.

I would often be going to a movie after the game with my girlfriend at the time (not only did she not care, she had no problem saying she did not care), so I always had to go home and shower before the movie, where she would usually meet me, unless she worked until 9. Often, I was home getting clean before the next game was scheduled to start. Always appreciated that.


5/25/2018 10:24:00 PM



(5/25/2018 10:10:00 PM) - Al

Cavs/Celtics game 7 Sunday night might get the highest non finals rating in NBA history.


5/25/2018 10:10:00 PM



(5/25/2018 06:30:00 PM) - Al

So much cluelessness in one group.


5/25/2018 06:30:00 PM



(5/25/2018 04:49:00 PM) - Al

There's a new sheriff in town.

And he does not list Neville Chamberlain as a role model.


5/25/2018 04:49:00 PM



(5/25/2018 04:45:00 PM) - Al

Have a good weekend, my friends. And do not worry about those who insist you aren't supposed to do anything fun. Lots of proud, brave, patriotic American men and women died so you can have cookouts, cold beverages, and lots of enjoyment.

Those that disagree are not much in favor of good times the rest of the year either.

They want you to be as miserable as they are. The hell with them.

Laugh loudly and smile often. You're an American damn it. Think how much worse it could be. 


5/25/2018 04:45:00 PM



(5/25/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

The hypocrisy is rampant.

If you're offended by the word, you may not want to make it a lyric, you buffoon.


5/25/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/25/2018 03:53:00 PM) - Al

Desperation has set in at ESPN, to be sure.


5/25/2018 03:53:00 PM



(5/25/2018 03:44:00 PM) - Al

Adams is simply brilliant. This from 5 weeks ago.

And to be honest, you'd think Un would read this book.


5/25/2018 03:44:00 PM



(5/25/2018 03:32:00 PM) - Al

Well, it's difficult for an old guy to keep all those lies straight once you get started.


5/25/2018 03:32:00 PM



(5/25/2018 03:24:00 PM) - Al

If true, this is very close to proof Halper was paid to spy on an opposing presidential candidate. Tax money no less.

Or "help him" according to some.


5/25/2018 03:24:00 PM



(5/25/2018 02:13:00 PM) - Al

Yes, the president could have left after his speech and started a holiday weekend early.

No, he didn't.

As many mentioned on Twitter today by many, the difference in tone between Trump's message to the Navy grads and Obama's "how dare ye?" accusatory rhetoric to the Air Force grads is day and night. One was patriotic and all about the greatness of the country, one was negative and depressing.

It's also why Trump's approval rating is higher, despite the old media's insistence that Obama was more loved than the last keg at a frat party. He was...to them.


5/25/2018 02:13:00 PM



(5/25/2018 01:54:00 PM) - Al

MIL continues to fine tune.

Brewers take my advice and option Arcia to AAA. Sogard returns.

Also pick up veteran catcher Erik Krantz while DFAing Bandy.

Also, in a move I expected last night, Lopez goes down and Houser returns, since Jorge would be unavailable for a couple games anyway. They continue to use that last bullpen spot as an optionable mop up man.

Like Sogard earlier, some of Arcia's decline can simply be blamed on bad luck, as his BAbip was quite low. However, getting him back to normal with a couple weeks of playing time is far from a bad idea, especially with Saladino seeing the ball and producing. Expect him to get 2 of 3 games at SS and Sogard to face tough RH's.

Krantz is hitting the ball at AAA, but has a .250 career OBP in the bigs, and at 38 and almost certainly just a short term move. Solid behind the plate, identical 34% CS to Pina. He does have some HR power...but so did Bandy.

As for Jett, I don't know if he'll make it through waivers or not. Backup catcher is a hellishly weak position, and Bandy, on the surface, is every bit as good as Krantz, and far younger. If he does, he'll likely dominate AA or AAA, wherever the Crew sends him.

The Brewers continue to utilize the 25/40 man roster brilliantly and are maximizing the bullpen to keep their big guns (hopefully, no snowflakes were offended by my graphic language) rested and keep them from having to eat up low leverage innings in 7-1 and 9-2 games.


5/25/2018 01:54:00 PM



(5/25/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Painful, but we have human beings that actually believe crap like this is true.

It reaffirms to me I'm on the right side.


5/25/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/25/2018 12:29:00 PM) - Al

President Trump's commencement speech to the Navy grads today has several quotes in it that are Reaganesque, that we may well be hearing 30+ years from now. He is at his best in moments like these, almost always involving the military and patriotic discussion.

The difference between he and Obama could not be more vast, Trump never fails to speak of the USA in a positive manner, while Obama, well, did not.

I'll add a link when I find one. Right now, I only see ones lasting over an hour, which include news commentaries.


5/25/2018 12:29:00 PM



(5/25/2018 12:08:00 PM) - Al

14 emails in the past 72 hours.

Why you ask? Various companies informing me they will be closed Monday.

We are addicted to telling people what they already know.


5/25/2018 12:08:00 PM



(5/25/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Don't scoff when you hear tales of hawks and eagles carrying away small dogs. Many are even smaller than the fox you see in the video.


5/25/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Funny because it's true.


5/25/2018 10:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

I know it's a shocker, but a bunch of uneducated men who have taken lots of hits to the head never had a strategy to begin with. Then, they decided they would just outwit President Trump.

Surprisingly, they did exactly what he wanted them to do. They got played. And, much as one would suspect, they still don't really know what hit them.


5/25/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Musk has figured it out.


5/25/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I have the book on hold, but it was the first thing I thought of.

North Korea folds quicker than a tight poker player holding 2/7 offsuit. 

Note to self: Never negotiate with President Trump.


5/25/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Every single one, unexpectedly.


5/25/2018 07:30:00 AM



(5/25/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been told good guys with a gun never prevent any crime...


5/25/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/25/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

This is, of course, directly related to those "crumbs" Pelosi embarrassed herself talking about.

They insist that money would be better off in the hands of government. That's why they had the slowest growth since WW2 under Obama.

They've read ECON101, they just don't believe it.


5/25/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/25/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Trump somehow manages to get around to doing stuff no one had time for in the last century.


5/25/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/25/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Excellent take on the NFL.

They can do what they want, whether it be a poorly thought out, shortsighted one like last year, or a proper fix it like now.


5/25/2018 01:00:00 AM


Thursday, May 24, 2018

(5/24/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

I, for one, am shocked.

You're a boring white person, just like me. Own it.


5/24/2018 11:30:00 PM



(5/24/2018 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

His stuff is 5th grade level when his mom isn't around to fix it for him.


5/24/2018 10:30:00 PM



(5/24/2018 05:13:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling son goes to his last day of his sophomore year tomorrow (he has been granted early release since he's so far ahead of the game, thank you genetic influence of the Rambling wife).

Sure enough, on cue, he got his first college promotion yesterday, an oversized postcard from UW Milwaukee. For whatever reason, they misspelled his name, which means we assume the list they purchased had his name spelled wrong, which means we will probably be receiving dozens, if not hundreds of these, all to an alias of sorts.


5/24/2018 05:13:00 PM



(5/24/2018 05:03:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife and I DVR The Chew every day and watch it most evenings as we eat supper (dinner if we weren't hicks from small towns).

We are both crushed. The idea they are replacing it with biased news coverage...a 3rd hour of it, my goodness.


5/24/2018 05:03:00 PM



(5/24/2018 04:45:00 PM) - Al

I'm not sure if Kerr is so stupid he doesn't realize what his own league's rule is, or if he's just so negative he has to complain about everything.

Those negative nellies just exhaust everyone around them. But please, please keep it up. It exhausts those on the fence too.


5/24/2018 04:45:00 PM



(5/24/2018 03:39:00 PM) - Al

Braun back in the lineup in LF, Santana and Shaw get the night off versus the LHSP. Saladino also gets the start, but at 2B.


5/24/2018 03:39:00 PM



(5/24/2018 03:22:00 PM) - Al

This is the United States of America, anything is possible.


5/24/2018 03:22:00 PM



(5/24/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

They seem to have no understanding of the public at all.


5/24/2018 02:30:00 PM



(5/24/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm told no one likes him.

I'm beginning to wonder if the old media might be stretching the truth just a bit.


5/24/2018 01:00:00 PM



(5/24/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Today is Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, but as I often point out, people often use their time off to make a 3 day weekend a 4 or 5 day weekend

{There are 2 ways of looking at this...jealousy or admiration, and we all know what many people choose...because they're negative nellies.}

Just wanted to link to a post I made a few years ago. It's part of the PC, "how dare you celebrate a day in a way I disagree with" culture. You can read the whole thing, but I will copy and paste a short recap:

Of course not. Dan Fleyschman, an entrepreneur who has started many tech companies, dabbled in pro poker, and started a charity to help the homeless, had a nice quote this morning:

"The point of Memorial Day is to remember the millions of people that fought for us to have the freedom to do all these fun things."

Yes it is. Don't feel bad about enjoying yourself, and spending time with your friends and family. Thank a veteran if you see one. If you have lost someone, keep them in your thoughts. If you know someone who has, thank them for their sacrifice.


And if you're taking life advice from people who say "don't have fun" or "you should stop enjoying yourself," it might be time for a quick life review. Those folks are only trying to bring others down to their miserable level. Write out a blueprint that does not involve listening to those buffoons.

And, dare I say it, but have a happy Memorial Day weekend.





5/24/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/24/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

They are just so bad at lying.

Clapper said there wasn't one, and then said Trump should thank them for the spy being there.

If Clapper were to defend me talking to a female friend on Facebook, in 5 minutes, he's have everyone saying I was having an affair. He's just incredibly inept at using his words.


5/24/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/24/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Obviously an error.

Chuck and Nancy have confided in me that there are all quality people. In fact, Nancy insisted none have ever committed a crime.

Because she's smarter than the rest of us.


5/24/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/24/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

All I'm seeing is a plethora of people who are wondering why the NFL did not simply do this when the problem first came up. Incredibly slow, and poorly thought out.

Tough not to notice that, once again, Trump has played those with very little knowledge of common sense and PR. They put their money on a fool who wore socks depicting police officers as pigs, because he was so out of touch with the majority of the USA.

Not surprisingly, that turned out poorly for him and the players. They should use JJ Watt and any of many others as role models instead of an idiot who has proven to be out of his league (no pun intended).


5/24/2018 07:00:00 AM



(5/24/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

I'd give them each a couple pieces of paper each day explaining what it going on that their feeble little minds can't comprehend.

Then I'd explain that my press secretary would not be working with the old media until they stop yelling questions and acting like imbeciles.

The hell with them.


5/24/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/24/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Prison reform? Incomes up?

Unexpectedly, of course.

By the way, where's all that doom and gloom and death the left told me to expect with the tax cuts? I realize the rubes having more money in their pocket is hell, but, why am I not seeing any proof?


5/24/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/24/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Kassy Dillon on Fox and Friends.

The other graduates...sleeping in and eating corn flakes for dinner*.



*Not that there's anything wrong with that. 


5/24/2018 01:30:00 AM


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

(5/23/2018 07:10:00 PM) - Al

Counsell has been giving Saladino an average of 1 start a series at SS (I think he got one at 2B too), but said today that "he may be earning more playing time."

Tyler is hot, and is a very good defensive player. Arcia is off to a slow offensive start, and has been his normal self on defense (he has been +3 in UZR and +9 in DRS in 2018).

Let's be honest, it'd probably be a good idea to send Arcia down for a week or two just to play every day in the minors and work on his swing in a relaxed setting, he could bat leadoff and get 4-5 PA's versus pitchers that are, for the most part, not as consistent and talented.

That said, there are other ramifications in doing so, especially mentally. Part of his trouble is a bad luck induced .248 BAbip. If he had an "average" BAbip of .300, his OBP would be about .273 and his career OBP is .298, so much of this is bad fortune discussion. His .133/.138 line versus LHP is almost beyond math, as that's lower than what pitchers have contributed. That might be a good compromise for the time being, just let Saladino start against LH SP for a couple weeks (there's 2 in this weekend series versus the Mets). That may well help him "focus" in on RH release points as well.

All that typed. Saladino has a .412 BAbip in 2018. If you balance those numbers out, we're probably not having this discussion. 


5/23/2018 07:10:00 PM



(5/23/2018 06:41:00 PM) - Al

Schumer and Pelosi say there should not be a meeting to look at FBI/DOJ spying in the Trump campaign.

Then, they insisted on attending.--Harris Faulkner


It's almost so comical, it's off the charts. 


5/23/2018 06:41:00 PM



(5/23/2018 03:38:00 PM) - Al

Choi and Woodruff optioned, Braun and Davies active for tomorrow.

Braun will likely only go 5-7 innings his first couple starts, so it's kind of a clumsy roster situation for a few days.


5/23/2018 03:38:00 PM



(5/23/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I must admit, Trump is really bad at this.


5/23/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/23/2018 03:21:00 PM) - Al

Let's be blunt...when a guy lies about his race, you can't really trust a word he says.


5/23/2018 03:21:00 PM



(5/23/2018 03:06:00 PM) - Al

Woodruff pitching the final 2 innings is likely a sign he's headed to Colorado Springs tomorrow to make room for Davies.

I'm sure he's trying not to think of that, but that has to be difficult.


5/23/2018 03:06:00 PM



(5/23/2018 02:17:00 PM) - Al

Think how easy this would have been to do a couple years ago.

It may takes years to undo the damage now. 




5/23/2018 02:17:00 PM



(5/23/2018 01:43:00 PM) - Al

Lahren could not hope to buy this kind of publicity.

The fact she is beloved and hated is far better than being kind of enjoyed and kind of disliked. What's that old clip from Private Parts, the Howard Stern movie? Those that love him listened for an average of 17 minutes; those that hated him listened for 19.

Of course, as usual, the haters do not think before they do.


5/23/2018 01:43:00 PM



(5/23/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

For those who struggle with comprehension, this means home ownership fell every single year under Obama.

1. Unexpectedly.

2. It's almost as if his entire economic plan was nonexistent.


5/23/2018 01:00:00 PM



(5/23/2018 12:24:00 PM) - Al

They think no one will notice if they don't report it.

That's why Hillary is president.


5/23/2018 12:24:00 PM



(5/23/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

The FBI is full of good people.

The FBI in DC is incredibly inept and corrupt. They've been discussing that for half a decade. Those who have the desire to push paper and the like are overwhelmingly left and rarely rank in the upper half of agents.

Those that want to work in the FBI usually want to, you know, catch bad guys and do something about crime. Not go after political targets and fictional targets.


5/23/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/23/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Minnesota nice?

Nope.

Well, they are, unless you're a conservative, of course. Then they just wish you dead.

Because they're better than you, you stupid rube. 


5/23/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/23/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Read the whole thread, and never forget how lucky we are to have strong willed, intelligent young women like Kassy fighting for us.

And also, never forget what she had to go through as she was treated with great malice by liberals just because they can.

And never forget, we're better than that. Ms. Dillon has ten times the future that the rest of the student body combined. The hell with them. Stand up for your beliefs and what is right.


5/23/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/23/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

They never saw this coming, because they were too caught up in punishing capitalism.

If we have learned one thing in the past few years, it is that the left does not think ahead more than a dozen seconds.


5/23/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/23/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

if I didn't know better, I'd think the Dems were exaggerating.


5/23/2018 08:00:00 AM



(5/23/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

If Zuckerberg had an ounce of honesty in him, he'd have replied, "That's because we don't like conservatives or their ideas."


5/23/2018 05:30:00 AM



(5/23/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

The internet has a victory for another day.


5/23/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/23/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh.

Dick's should be thanking them for the free publicity. They're probably not, however.


5/23/2018 02:30:00 AM



(5/23/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

NFL owners understand how much their brand was damaged last year, even if players and many on the left do not.

Remember what we learned last year...freedom of speech allows people to do whatever they want. However, a business can impose whatever rules they wish as well.

If the employees, do not like it, they can always quit and work elsewhere.


5/23/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/23/2018 12:15:00 AM) - Al

Guilty.

The apology tour should start in earnest. However, if Hillary gives us any clue, they will deny, even as it becomes more and more apparent they are lying.


5/23/2018 12:15:00 AM


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

(5/22/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

These generic ballots are as meaningless as any number can be, as no one has a generic ballot, they all have names and back stories and reputations.

Considering how much it's changed in just a few months, it pretty much proves my point. That said, good to see it moving in the right direction.

Scott Adams wins the internet. And, he's always right. 


5/22/2018 06:00:00 PM



(5/22/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I finally saw someone say what I was thinking today:

Sick kid? Not worth the money. Pull the plug.

A royal wedding? Spare no expense!

When you prioritize 16th century lineage over a child's health, I can honestly say, I wish they weren't on our side.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to not drink tea and not eat crumpets. Because I don't talk funny, and I'm far too intelligent to believe in a meaningless monarchy.

The hell with them. We'll see what happens when one of those little worthless brats gets a virus.


5/22/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/22/2018 03:53:00 PM) - Al

The public is not only wondering what's wrong, they are speaking out IN FAVOR of the president.

Scott Adams would say this is about 6 months ahead of schedule.


5/22/2018 03:53:00 PM



(5/22/2018 03:35:00 PM) - Al

Vogt sounds like he'll give it another go. Almost certainly on a minor league contract.


5/22/2018 03:35:00 PM



(5/22/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Can you imagine hating life and being a negative nellie about all things enough to say what other people are doing is "wrong" but luckily, you can inform everyone of what is "right."

Notice their intense hatred for all attractive women.

Imagine how much they'd despise her if she was conservative.


5/22/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/22/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Next Dem idea?

Make the USA somewhat above average another time. On blue caps. Because it's an authentic, fresh idea.

I did double check...this is not the Onion.

Christ, if they're gonna stop copying ideas, they might want to focus on cutting taxes and not using Neville Chamberlain as their foreign policy idol.


5/22/2018 03:00:00 PM



(5/22/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Clapper is unique even for DC.

Not only does he lie openly, he changes his lies so often, so even if he eventually tells the truth, it will still be seen as a lie, because he's already answered the question in a different manner.


5/22/2018 02:00:00 PM



(5/22/2018 01:47:00 PM) - Al

As long as the Brewers play in Miller Park, they should be built on home runs.

It's even more interesting to me that they are tied for 6th in MLB in stolen bases.


5/22/2018 01:47:00 PM



(5/22/2018 01:23:00 PM) - Al

Not only do I not think this is sweet, I'm kind of grossed out by the thought of it.

It seems to me she would have been far happier going with a platonic guy friend, if she really felt like going a couple weeks after losing her boyfriend.


5/22/2018 01:23:00 PM



(5/22/2018 01:06:00 PM) - Al

I'm no artist either, but, why does her plaque look like Gary Busey?

They should have just blown up a giant picture of her with her shirt off, as that's the way she'll always be thought of.


5/22/2018 01:06:00 PM



(5/22/2018 01:04:00 PM) - Al

You’ve got to wonder what is in these documents that the DOJ and FBI will not turn them over to Congress. For months, they have resisted turning over documents rightful requested as part of the Congressional oversight.--Liz Shield

Facebook friend today, "If Trump would have spied on the Hillary campaign and covered it up for a year plus, THEN we might see some disgust."



5/22/2018 01:04:00 PM



(5/22/2018 12:44:00 PM) - Al

Crazy like a fox.

I just read a day or two ago someone saying the "Melanie" instead of "Melania" in the first lady's welcome home tweet, was a rather obvious intentional mistake...it's a simple auto correct, but also a very noticeable one. Not correcting it accomplishes several things:

--More publicity.

--The left jumps all over it, making them look petty.

--It not only does not cost him a single supporter, it galvanizes their support, as it makes the real estate tycoon look just like a "regular guy" making a texting error, even though it may well not be him.

You know how stupid your kid looks making fun of your tech skills and then coming to you because he's dead broke? The Dems have not figured that out yet. They play right into his hands...every single time. 



5/22/2018 12:44:00 PM



(5/22/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

How?

Just by asking, from what I can tell.

When you are the 800 pound gorilla, take advantage of that fact.


5/22/2018 11:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Having lived through the live version, 8 years of being told I was too stupid to understand Neville Chamberlain foreign policy and an economic plan that ignored ECON 101 because they didn't like the results (premiums will do down $2500 a year, and we'll be able to cover everyone just on paperwork savings!); I have no desire to watch it in fictional form.


5/22/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/22/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

As I have said before, if Obama was found standing over a dead body stabbed a dozen times holding a bloody knife, the headline would read, "Person dies despite Obama's heroic attempt to save life."

Everyone knows who did this, just like everyone knows who told the IRS to go after patriot groups. The old media simply does not care.


5/22/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

No.

Given her popularity ratings, I think the answer is apparent...all the others have been far more intelligent than her and realized how bad it looks.


5/22/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

I must admit, I always find this hilarious.

The pro choice side (of which I am a part, but neither them or the pro life side will have me, because they're too set in their ways to realize there's many folks that compromise) refuses to admit that they lie in their everyday justification.

For example, they do not do mammograms, but they insist they do. When you have to use deceit to justify your existence, odds are your existence is questionable. They are what they are, and that is the USA's #1 abortion provider. In many areas, they are the only one.


5/22/2018 07:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

Strong, confident conservative women.

High school and college are the beginning, not the end. I know many that peaked back then, and it's very, very sad.


5/22/2018 04:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Even Hillary gets a participation ribbon!




5/22/2018 02:30:00 AM



(5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

In a battle of wits, Davy Hogg loses to EVERYONE.

What a clown.


5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM


Monday, May 21, 2018

(5/21/2018 11:24:00 PM) - Al

If Lopez does go down when Davies returns, that would make several arms the Crew could use interchangeably....Woodruff, Suter, Lopez, Peralta, Houser, Barnes, Asher, and even Wilkerson, if he gets healthy.

You could include Williams in that too, especially if he needs a week or two off from the rigors of being "on call" in a major league bullpen (which could also be mental as well as physical). The best part of that is, if a pitcher goes 3+ innings one day, or even pitches 2 games in 2-3 days, they can immediately replace them to keep the bullpen full and rested.

As of tonight, every reliever that's been with the team all season; Albers, Hader, Jeffress, and Jennings; are all on pace for more than 70 innings, which is probably what the team would prefer, and what is best for their health.

It's usually okay to be slightly over, as in September, rosters will expand and teams can limit innings a bit...though if a team is contending and playing close games, it can be difficult.


5/21/2018 11:24:00 PM



(5/21/2018 08:38:00 PM) - Al

Watching the libs come to the realization that, yes, illegal spying took place, and no, you can't simply justify it because Obama is black or Trump is evil has been very enjoyable. My favorites?

From Facebook #1: So, while we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop, it turns out...Trump has been telling the truth? 

#2: I've been a loyal Democrat since before I could vote. I know Hillary was far from perfect, but I blamed it on her age and technical ignorance. You can't blame entire departments for not knowing what they were doing. You can't embed guys in another campaign and say I hit the wrong button.



5/21/2018 08:38:00 PM



(5/21/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I agree. You can only cover up dirty deeds for so long. Spying against the opponent's campaign is as serious as it gets.

Hillary should be at the top of the list, as there is no question she deleted classified files and used a private server.


5/21/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/21/2018 04:24:00 PM) - Al

Suter will start WED, Davies' return looks to be THU.

Anderson tonight, Chacin tomorrow, and Guerra FRI.

That would seem to leave Woodruff out of the mix as well. Maybe he and Lopez can arm wrestle for that last spot...given Brandon's ability to go several innings and spot start, I would give him a large edge.


5/21/2018 04:24:00 PM



(5/21/2018 03:56:00 PM) - Al

As surmised last evening, Anderson activated, Peralta optioned back to AAA.

I assume Lopez remains until Davies is activated later in the week.


5/21/2018 03:56:00 PM



(5/21/2018 03:52:00 PM) - Al

The same folks that insisted we should "just release Aguilar" when we had a roster crunch at the end of March are now extremely concerned how to keep Aguilar in the lineup.

From day to day, it's very difficult to be consistent when your beliefs change...from day to day.


5/21/2018 03:52:00 PM



(5/21/2018 03:17:00 PM) - Al

Someone has to stop him before I end up in jail, paraphrasing Brennan.


5/21/2018 03:17:00 PM



(5/21/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

We're already starting to see it.

Well, sure they spied on Trump. This happens all the time.

--or--

They had to spy on Trump because he is/was so dangerous.

A wise man predicted it. You can justify almost any bad or illegal behavior if you try hard enough.

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


5/21/2018 03:00:00 PM



(5/21/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm so old, I recall when it was unpatriotic to challenge election results.


5/21/2018 02:30:00 PM



(5/21/2018 01:53:00 PM) - Al

Again, let's sum up...

1. They do not like the Trump the person (though his numbers are improving).

2. They do like Trump's policies and economy.

2a. They also like Governor Walker's policies and economy. 

3. They did like Obama the person.

4. They did not like Obama's policies and economy.



This is sometimes difficult for those of us who have well thought out views to understand. But, in a world in which WI voted for Walker 3 times, Trump once, and Obama twice; it's the way it is. 


5/21/2018 01:53:00 PM



(5/21/2018 01:44:00 PM) - Al

This is why the left hates Sarah Sanders so...she has no problem letting them have it.


5/21/2018 01:44:00 PM



(5/21/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Puzzling, since all of us knew how stupid it was when he said it...except the old media.


5/21/2018 12:00:00 PM



(5/21/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Brennan's insistence on criticizing Trump and everyone GOP makes him look very, very guilty.

An innocent man would not care about these things.

Ironic he's not smart enough to realize this.


5/21/2018 10:00:00 AM



(5/21/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

A timeline of the spying on Trump and associates.

As one would expect, the names Comey, Obama, and Clinton appear A LOT. However, McCain also seems to show up fra more than one would guess. Susan Rice also pops up often, wanting to hide, bury, or insist she has no evidence.

I said a day or so ago how quiet Obama and others have been. Why? Take a gander. Denying you know anything about Hillary's private server, and then later, emails saying that lie has to be "cleaned up"...um, yeah, you'd be quiet too.

The anger and the disgust are real...they've all been terrified of getting caught. And they can't blame each other, or they implicate themselves.

Oh, what tangled webs we weave...


5/21/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/21/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Why is he so smart on the 2nd Amendment?

Because he's smart on everything.


5/21/2018 08:00:00 AM



(5/21/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

When they can't win on facts, the insults come out.


5/21/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/21/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

It'd be a lot more impressive that they were delaying their honeymoon if their "official duties" were not going to a birthday party.

Right up there with coal mining and logging on the list of dangerous occupations, I suppose.


5/21/2018 04:30:00 AM



(5/21/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Some are just more honest than most.


5/21/2018 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, May 20, 2018

(5/20/2018 08:49:00 PM) - Al

Chase Anderson will have to be taken off the DL tomorow before he gets the start.

Jorge Lopez or Freddy Peralta would seem to be the bottom 2, and as long as they feel comfortable with Davies taking FP's spot THU, one would think they would keep an extra reliever rather than an SP who would likely not pitch again.




5/20/2018 08:49:00 PM



(5/20/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

The irony? Those going out of their way not to be outraged are the same ones that insisted even speaking with Russia about an election was very, very damning.

It's all just politics on the left. If Hillary would have shot Trump dead in a dark alley on election night, they would be insisting the cameras were unconstitutional and that meant the popular vote winner should take office.

They don't even pretend to care.


5/20/2018 02:00:00 PM



(5/20/2018 01:52:00 PM) - Al

The lovely and intelligent Kassy Dillon graduates college today, and has to listen to Nancy Pelosi as a punishment.

Her strength and independence are found on her cap. Congrats, Ms. Dillon.

EDIT/BUMP: Heh. They know she'll be far more successful than their own kid. 


5/20/2018 01:52:00 PM



(5/20/2018 01:42:00 PM) - Al

That won't stop them from bringing it up a hundred times.

More power to them. Regular folks realize it and are pushed away.

The funniest thing is, the 2nd greatest gun salesman ever Davy Hogg tweeted out "5 more things" they need to do, since none of his original 5 things would have mattered. It was so full of factual errors and stupidity he was forced to delete it, as his own followers told him how dumb they were.

The best part? After insisting they do not want to confiscate all guns, they seem to be retweeting a lot of people who say they should confiscate all guns.

That said, armed security is fine, as long as you can afford it.


5/20/2018 01:42:00 PM



(5/20/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

The Brewers have moved up from 13th to 9th in runs scored per game in the NL in the past week or so.

Probably proof of how bunched together a half dozen or so teams were. Playing games in Denver and Phoenix didn't hurt either.


5/20/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/20/2018 01:02:00 PM) - Al

They keep repeating the same thing every time a Republican is elected.

Many Americans were chased right out of Europe after W invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, you know. Given most of Europe's "turn the other cheek" attitude toward terror, I understand why.


5/20/2018 01:02:00 PM



(5/20/2018 12:59:00 PM) - Al

It's suddenly a tad dusty in here.

Sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Payne.


5/20/2018 12:59:00 PM



(5/20/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Let us not overlook.

As I have talked about before, note how quiet all the high ranking Dems are. None of them seem to know how much dirt is still there to be found. No denials, no "none of this happened." Complete silence.


5/20/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/20/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

If they reported the exact opposite, they'd never be wrong.


5/20/2018 02:30:00 AM



(5/20/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The desperation is starting to set in.

Remember about 3 months ago, when a wise man said all roads let back to the only bad behavior being by the Dems? And suddenly, the delay tactics began?

They were hoping the world ended. It didn't.


5/20/2018 01:00:00 AM


Saturday, May 19, 2018

(5/19/2018 06:28:00 PM) - Al

The irony here is, every network not named Fox News solidly aligned with Obama, and he still complained about Fox, AND used government resources to harass their reporters.

And then they spied on the Trump campaign. Because they assumed Hillary would win and bury the evidence.


5/19/2018 06:28:00 PM



(5/19/2018 12:33:00 PM) - Al




If they defend Satan next, we'll know they lost a bet.


5/19/2018 12:33:00 PM



(5/19/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Beck is not the only one.

My congressman and his wife say every time they go to an event, a line forms with people embarrassed to say they either didn't vote or did not vote for Trump, and need to tell someone just to get it off their chest and stop feeling guilty.

Those poll numbers aren't going up for no reason. Insisting MS13 is good and tax cuts are bad is not a message that's going to play in Peoria.


5/19/2018 07:00:00 AM



(5/19/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

This is the same stuff that leaked out months ago, but the old media is being forced to at least mention it. The same stuff that I mentioned that Obama's silence on was deafening.

Those that don't understand Trump's tweeting is either foolish or still believes the old media is unbiased.


5/19/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/19/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

No doubt. Lying does not move folks over. Yet, they keep doing it.

Lying about taxes going up (the NYT ran hundreds of simulations and could not find a single instance in which anyone's was higher) was even worse, as it made lots of folks seriously wonder if the Dems were just being untruthful about everything. Do not lie about paychecks.


5/19/2018 05:30:00 AM



(5/19/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

A member of the military is 40 times more likely to die than a student.

Note how difficult it is to find that info, and how misleading the headline is.


5/19/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/19/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

So, why doesn't anyone trust the old media?


5/19/2018 02:30:00 AM



(5/19/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

But, narrative.


5/19/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/19/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

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


5/19/2018 12:30:00 AM


Friday, May 18, 2018

(5/18/2018 04:20:00 PM) - Al

Choi jumps right in as the DH tonight.


5/18/2018 04:20:00 PM



(5/18/2018 04:11:00 PM) - Al

What I learned today while looking up something else:

--Over half the Grade B milk in the USA comes from WI and MN. Some of this comes from Amish farmers, while much of it is due to farmers not having the well capacity to properly water their herds (or, from what I saw growing up, have creeks and springs flowing through their land and choose to use them instead).

--Only Grade A milk is approved for liquid consumption, but due to the plethora of supply, 60-67% of Grade A milk is used for cheese, butter, and other dairy products.

--Why do we never see Grade B butter in stores? Or grade B anything? Because it's not required to be marked that way. Some producers choose to label their product as Grade A, such as Grade A cheese and Grade A powdered whey (one of the most popular forms of labeling Grade A "nonfluid" products is in products designed to be used by muscle builders and those into fitness) . That means all the milk used was Grade A.

However, cheese using some Grade B is simply sold as "cheese." Some states have stricter requirements regarding Grade B products, so it is very rarely used, since it is legally required to be labeled in that manner.

--Grade B dairies are getting out of the business at a very brisk pace, despite only being about 10% of all dairy farms in WI, about 75% of those that have quit selling milk to plants in the past year were Grade B.

EDIT: The Rambling brother tells ne that farmers can have springs or creeks going throught the pasture, just have to have quality well water for cleaning purposes. I misunderstood years ago, I guess. 


5/18/2018 04:11:00 PM



(5/18/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm not sure if this could have worked out much better. Not only did the old media lie about who Trump was talking about, Pelosi says MS13 gang members are just peaches.

Of course, no such worries about regular old citizens being called deplorables.

Because shut up. 


5/18/2018 04:00:00 PM



(5/18/2018 03:20:00 PM) - Al

I got an email a few weeks ago from a "close source" that said the naming rights sponsor was done a month ago, but there was some sort of disagreement; the timing of the announcement, the amount of free tickets to each event, or something along those lines, and the Bucks owners said, "OK then, we're starting over!"

No idea how true that was, but it makes sense, considering the timeline of events since.


5/18/2018 03:20:00 PM



(5/18/2018 03:13:00 PM) - Al

I thought this was already well know, but since it's a Katie Pavlich byline, I'll just go with the flow.

Of course, much like the IRS targeting of conservative groups, I'll assume this was just a large group of rogue agents working independently...and certainly, had nothing to do with the executive branch.

Now if you'll excuse me, a pig just flew past my window, and my pet unicorn needs to be brushed.

Somewhere, Bob Mueller's getting a text every few seconds that says, "You buffoon, you were supposed to bury this. Can't you do anything right?"

Of course, the texts come from burner phones rerouted through a dozen cell towers...because the senders are innocent, you know.


5/18/2018 03:13:00 PM



(5/18/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Brilliant marketing by the Deadpool 2 folks.


5/18/2018 03:00:00 PM



(5/18/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm waiting for the first person to suggest that blaming Obama for spying on Trump is racist.

And you think I'm kidding.

If it hits badly, the phrase, "Ah, that happens all the time." will be used. Trust me.


5/18/2018 02:30:00 PM



(5/18/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Well, that's different.


5/18/2018 02:00:00 PM



(5/18/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Dershowitz is accurate here. As long as the old media tries to build sympathy for terrorists, they will continue to ensure headlines are received.

The old media is just ignorant enough to fall for it, time after time.


5/18/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/18/2018 01:27:00 PM) - Al

Rand Paul, as the lone wolf in a safe state, is just about the only senator who can say exactly what he thinks.


5/18/2018 01:27:00 PM



(5/18/2018 12:53:00 PM) - Al

Whta's that old saying? When a Democrat is in office, the Republicans are the conservative party. When a Republican is in office, we don't have a conservative party.

Governor Walker has shown it works. That's what is so frustrating. There's little incentive to go vote when the GOP spends almost as foolishly as the Dems.


5/18/2018 12:53:00 PM



(5/18/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm telling you, cutting taxes and cutting spending is the WORST THING for an economy.

After all, those rubes will waste it on, you know, stuff they want.

Idiots.


5/18/2018 12:00:00 PM



(5/18/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Am I the only one who just loves the mummy character in Spectrum monster commercials? He's so deadpan in his delivery and plays the perfect straight man.

And if I mess up, I have to unwrap and do the whole thing over again. And then I'm late.

I'm a gullible person. Always have been. They're like "get in the box, we'll let you out in a minute." Nope. 5000 years later.


5/18/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/18/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Making fun of Al Gore never gets old.

Of course, you'd think by pure chance, he'd get something right once in a while.

Not yet.


5/18/2018 10:30:00 AM



(5/18/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Back up to 50%.

Please keep mocking tax cuts and praising Mexican gang members. Pretty please.


5/18/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/18/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Thank goodness government has cracked down on this. This way, we won't have to read about the great popcorn death of 2018.

This, my friends, is why I'm a conservative, and can proudly say we have far too many stupid rules and regulations.

Let me throw out an idea...if you don't want any popcorn, which you feel may be "germy," how about you stay home, rub hand sanitizer on your appendages every few minutes, and not eat any "germy" popcorn.

The devil lives among us. And he hates free popcorn.


5/18/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/18/2018 08:48:00 AM) - Al

They should do one of these weekly.

Lighthearted fare like this goes a long way with those who think "Yemen" is a positive greeting popular among young African American males.


5/18/2018 08:48:00 AM



(5/18/2018 08:38:00 AM) - Al

Choi officially up to MIL to take the place of Braun.


5/18/2018 08:38:00 AM



(5/18/2018 08:35:00 AM) - Al

Chase Anderson is scheduled to make the start MON, as he returns from the DL.

Davies is scheduled to make a rehab start SAT in Appleton. I would expect him to be back in MIL either next week or after one more rehab outing, barring any setbacks.


5/18/2018 08:35:00 AM



(5/18/2018 08:19:00 AM) - Al

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This may be as close to a draw as one can get.


5/18/2018 08:19:00 AM



(5/18/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I love the way she routinely destroys those loons.

The best part is the way they pout about it. They're too stupid to be quiet.


5/18/2018 08:00:00 AM



(5/18/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Why does no one trust the old media?


5/18/2018 06:00:00 AM



(5/18/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

The rubes aren't smart enough to read that far.

This is why no one believes the old media. They're just admitting they lie, and often.


5/18/2018 03:30:00 AM



(5/18/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Gee, it's almost as if there's some sort of bias at AP.


5/18/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/18/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I admire the attempt, but beer without alcohol has always seemed to defeat the purpose to me.


5/18/2018 01:00:00 AM


Thursday, May 17, 2018

(5/17/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

Braun to the DL.

I assume Choi or Phillips will take his place before tomorrow evening.

EDIT: Choi and Phillips both in the lineup for the Sky Sox. We'll see if one is removed early.

EDIT 2, BUMP: Choi taken out of game in 5th. He is likely headed to Mpls tonight or tomorrow morning. 


5/17/2018 09:30:00 PM



(5/17/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

He must not be very good at it. I pay $1.80 for a 4 pack from Walmart.com, and they deliver it to my front door for free.


5/17/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/17/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

So, if this Times article is damage control for the eventual leaks and bad news to come...how bad is the truth going to be?

I'm so old, I remember when Trump was a paranoid buffoon for even suggesting he was eavesdropped on? Turns out, that was the least of their sins.

Didn't that Hillary book say the entire Russia thing was just a ruse to cover up the Obama administration spying scandal? What's that they say about fact and fiction?


5/17/2018 04:00:00 PM



(5/17/2018 03:16:00 PM) - Al

Yep.

As the link points out, they're already starting, saying Pence is even worse than Trump.

The only thing that's consistent is the Republican president, or the GOP presidential candidate, is Hitler. What does crying wolf get them? Everyone ignoring Hitler claims and voting for them anyway.

By the way, by my count, today is the 13631st* day of the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine.



*Bonus points if you know how I arrived at that number.


5/17/2018 03:16:00 PM



(5/17/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Trump killed terrorists just by doing the right thing!

More winning!


5/17/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

They hate you.

And don't forget, they think they can fool you because you're so damn dumb.


5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM



(5/17/2018 10:46:00 AM) - Al

Darvin Ham, other Hawks' assistants; expected to join Budenholzer with Bucks.



5/17/2018 10:46:00 AM



(5/17/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh.


5/17/2018 09:30:00 AM



(5/17/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

This is an odd belief of the left, and they feel the same way about cops.

A police officer shooting an unarmed man as he reaches for an ID is a justifiable shooting. That's why they say "don't move."


5/17/2018 06:30:00 AM



(5/17/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

I understand being groped is not a pleasant experience, but to complain about being groped mere minutes before having sex for cash on film...just seems to minimize any effect it may have had.

It's kind of like losing a toe and then losing the foot a bit later. Kind of falls under the "oh well" department from here.


5/17/2018 04:30:00 AM



(5/17/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm seriously thinking Davy can't be this stupid, but every time he says something, he proves me incorrect.


5/17/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/17/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

She quit her job because she's so much smarter than Republicans.


5/17/2018 01:00:00 AM


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(5/16/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

I admit, I do find it amazing the left believes terrorists, but not so sure about Jews.

Often, this leads to really stupid statements.


5/16/2018 11:00:00 PM



(5/16/2018 10:28:00 PM) - Al

This sums it up.

Seems to me a wise man has pointed this out for months. You don't even need to know what they found when they keep investigating bank records from 2012 and 2017. The election was in 2016.

These clowns couldn't find a hooker in a whorehouse.


5/16/2018 10:28:00 PM



(5/16/2018 09:00:00 PM) - Al

Once again, the NYT proves it is nothing more than propaganda.

And the fact they once again need to cover for the lies and deceit of a fake investigation, brought on by Comey lies and a fake dossier.

Other that, all is well.

FBI worries if caught rigging election, they would be accused of rigging election

The hell you say.


5/16/2018 09:00:00 PM



(5/16/2018 07:48:00 PM) - Al

Braun admits to Adam he is "more likely than not" heading to the DL.




5/16/2018 07:48:00 PM



(5/16/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

These spineless fibbers simply change their mind every time the breeze switches.

I guess the idea here is to ask terrorists if it's OK with them before doing what's right. Heh.

By the way, it's a treat watching Israel defend themselves and shrug their shoulders at the naysayers. Good to see. 


5/16/2018 07:00:00 PM



(5/16/2018 06:45:00 PM) - Al

Budenholzer passed the Middleton and Giannis test.

He was my first and second choice, with Clifford a distant third. Young and respected enough so players know they ain't outlasting him.

EDIT: Waiting to hear length of contract and if they release who has roster control, which would have been the two things the Bucks could have given him to seal the deal.

EDIT 2: Hearing 4 years. Still working out details. I'm sure Horst got a ballpark amount or he would not have offered him. Horst admitted after the announcement Budenholzer was his top choice from the get go. 


5/16/2018 06:45:00 PM



(5/16/2018 06:11:00 PM) - Al

I saw part of the fallen police officer thing live yesterday, and the lady with the long, stringy hair gave the president a huge hug and spoke with him briefly on his way to the podium. I actually said to myself, "that will never see a network."

When the CBS news began last night, right after our 5PM news, it literally began with that same woman backing away, a split seconds after the hug.

Narrative you know.


5/16/2018 06:11:00 PM



(5/16/2018 05:44:00 PM) - Al

Nice to see Lopez pitching passably. He will not have any options after this season, so will have to stick as of next spring. I'd say he's a likely "available" guy to be traded later this season if the Crew remains in contention.

Of course, other teams will value him lower due to the lack of options as well.


5/16/2018 05:44:00 PM



(5/16/2018 05:28:00 PM) - Al

I've seen many FBI agents on the military boards I follow that despise Comey, Mueller, McCabe, and the like.

Good enough for me.


5/16/2018 05:28:00 PM



(5/16/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

Kudos. Teens can accomplish amazing things, when they don't do stupid stuff.


5/16/2018 05:00:00 PM



(5/16/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I would tend to agree.


5/16/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/16/2018 03:54:00 PM) - Al

Saladino making a good first impresssion.

When you don't play a lot, that's like having a good 15-20 game stretch.


5/16/2018 03:54:00 PM



(5/16/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

If "we do not like him" becomes a reason for impeachment, it will be used by both sides...trust me.

Much like Hank Reid's changing the procedures of the Senate and then being shocked (shocked!) the GOP played by the same rules he had passed, the Dems may not like that.


5/16/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/16/2018 03:08:00 PM) - Al

McCain refuses to take himself out of the political arena, yet he and his family both seem surprised when those he criticizes has the nerve to question his statements, in a "how dare ye?" tone.

Let's be honest, he should have resigned when it became obvious he would not return anytime soon. He chose not to...more than likely in a last ditch attempt for publicity. He's in poor health, but the idea he is immune to criticism for his views is just goofy.


5/16/2018 03:08:00 PM



(5/16/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

The idea of serving one's country and being a part of something bigger than yourself is an idea so foreign to the elite as to be ridiculous.

I'm trying to avoid using the word selfish, but they make it pretty tough.


5/16/2018 02:30:00 PM



(5/16/2018 02:16:00 PM) - Al

Jeffress says he can pitch today. With the day off tomorrow, I would guess Hader may be as well, though not for multiple innings.

Counsell reports Braun will be checked FRI and if unable to go, a DL move is likely.


5/16/2018 02:16:00 PM



(5/16/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I've just always thought it was because they were such arrogant SOB's.

I worked in sales for years, and there was nothing worse than seeing a married pair of successful, educated folks. They always thought they knew more than you, even about subjects I was a specialist in, and they knew nothing about. They would think nothing of taking the info you gave them and telling their broker or union planner do the same thing. I'm not sure if they did not understand how commission worked, or if they just didn't give a damn. Without fail, they were also the ones who would stand you up, not caring if you drove 100 miles on a FRI afternoon, even though they went up to their cottage on the lake WED morning...just because they could. If I managed to get back in with them, I would say that was no problem (after verifying the appointment before leaving the house, of course) and give them extra business cards, so they could keep them in their wallet, purse, cabin, and so on, in case they needed to cancel. They would laugh and say "Oh, we have plenty of your cards. We just never bothered to call. We're retired, you know. WE don't think of that anymore."

I loved working with folks on Medicaid. I would save them money on health coverage, sell them funeral coverage, and some still send me cards. I couldn't stand working with the ultra educated. If you did make a sale, you earned every penny.

Several times.




5/16/2018 02:00:00 PM


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