Al's Ramblings



Sunday, May 27, 2018

(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 07:39:00 PM) - Al

2018 Brewers record runs allowed/runs scored
RS
0--0-9
1--1-3
2--3-3
3--3-1
4--3-3
5--8-1
6--3-0
7--4-0
8--4-0
9--1-0
10+--3-0

3 or less--7-16

4 or more--26-4

RA
0--4-0
1--3-1
2--9-3
3--7-4
4--4-1
5--2-3
6--3-4
7--
8--0-2
9--0-1
10+--1-1

4 or less--27-9
5 or more--6-11

Last updated with the games of SAT, 5/26.

With luck, I will try to keep this updated daily.

Years ago, Pete Vuckovich was the Brewers' TV color guy, or one of 2-3 that season, I can't recall. For all of his drunken exploits and overall goofy stories involving him that are brought up; he was a pitching coach, pitching coordinator, scout, or assistant to the GM for a variety of MLB teams for the better part of the past 30 years, so he's not some dumb oaf. He was far from a brilliant analyst, as his knowledge was almost entirely talking pitching and pitch selection.

However, one night, almost in passing, the Brewers scored their 4th run of the game, and went up like 4-1 or 4-2. He called that "the run of victory," or something like that. He went onto say, for all but a team or two, the 4th run was key. In fact, he said, almost every club will have a losing record if they score 3, but a winning mark if they score 4. The play by play guy, who I think was Jim Patchke, all but ignored it.

Vuke, probably pushed on by the guys in the truck, as this was like Twain literature compared to his usual drivel, added the same was true for pitching, if you give up 4 or less, you'll probably win, and 5 or more, you'll probably lose. I have always remembered this and have always found it to be 100% accurate...but have never heard another baseball person say it, even 30 years later.

The other thing I'll add is note how much better of a manager Counsell is when his pitchers pitch nicely and/or his hitters score a bunch. It's not a complicated game.



5/26/2018 07:39:00 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

Image may contain: text


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. 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

Image may contain: text


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



(5/16/2018 01:56:00 PM) - Al

One of the many wonderful things we've seen in the Trump presidency is conservatives proudly refusing to be made to feel guilty about one's beliefs.


5/16/2018 01:56:00 PM



(5/16/2018 01:51:00 PM) - Al

Scott Adams is getting frighteningly accurate at this.


5/16/2018 01:51:00 PM



(5/16/2018 01:38:00 PM) - Al

So, was this a 3rd interview?

I can't say I've ever heard of such a thing, which is rarely a compliment in pro sports.

BUMP: Middleton and Giannis both ate with Budenholzer. Let's hope they come to an agreement on power and money and take care of that spot for 4-5 years. 


5/16/2018 01:38:00 PM



(5/16/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

A warehouse is a 5 star resort compared to the hellhole these folks are from.

Fictional outrage from the left, whose usual only concern is a full mini bar they can expense out to their unlimited expense account.

Note that a military base is fine for the rubes in the military, but not good enough for people without a fricking place to live. This is why they lose elections.


5/16/2018 01:00:00 PM



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

I met a woman in Alabama who he said was bitter about her job and angry with her co-workers. I advised her to write down whatever positives she could thing of — the solid paycheck, the benefits, the vacation time — and then stare into the mirror and say how much she loved her job. Six weeks later, I ran into her again.

"I’m doing wonderfully well," she told me with a bright smile, adding, "You cannot believe how much those people down there have changed."--Zig Ziglar


Heh. 


5/16/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/16/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

My suggestion? Double down.

North Korea is, as they have shown in the past couple months, completely unimportant on the world stage. Trump and South Korea was kind enough to let them participate in the Olympics. Their choices are what we want them do, or be on the receiving end of the greatest military might ever seen in the history of the planet.


5/16/2018 07:30:00 AM



(5/16/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Just think of the conflicts this dude would come up with if, you know, he had a real job.

As for this silly conundrum, I see Billy can find some other figurehead to give the winning team a trophy. What a clown.


5/16/2018 05:30:00 AM



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

As we have seen, it's not about the waterboarding, as they approved Brennan without hesitation. It's because she's Trump's nominee.

You could not possibly nominate someone clean enough. Ben Carson, Pompeo, meaningless ambassadors, all fought; all unblemished records.

McCain chose to look like a fool voting against Obamacare, which he had been saying he would vote against for 7 years. But, his word meant agreeing with Trump, voting against, in his mind, meant embarrassing Trump. Turns out, the wrath came down on McCain, as he is now disliked strongly by both parties, though admired for his military service, at least publicly.

Just a few years ago, McCain called Paul and fellow Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, "wacko birds" for their filibuster blocking then-CIA nominee John Brennan. McCain later apologized.--CBS

Of course, Obama nominated Brennan, and Trump nominated Haslep. Paul is "out there," but at least he's consistent. He knows he's in a safe state and has little to worry about. McCain chooses his battles strangely, almost randomly, and they always seem to be against fellow GOPers. 




5/16/2018 02:00:00 AM



(5/16/2018 12:36:00 AM) - Al

I get the feeling that the Hamas are not nice guys.


5/16/2018 12:36:00 AM



(5/16/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

I adore the fact all pro 2nd Amendment women seem to be very, very attractive.


5/16/2018 12:30:00 AM


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

(5/15/2018 11:54:00 PM) - Al

Jeffress and Braun were unavailable tonight, and Perez could not swing the bat.

That's a beat up club, and they lost by a ground ball that found the hole. Just as easily could have gone the other way. Playing well, nothing a 3 run homer could not fix.


5/15/2018 11:54:00 PM



(5/15/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

One of the many things I learned from Scott Adams' Win Bigly book was he immediately took Trump's McCain reference as a joke, because, he, like Trump, is a native New Yorker. He did not think it would harm him at all, and it did not. Trump has never apologized, since he doesn't think it was mean spirited, just a joke.

Franken is also a native New Yorker, and he basically said the same thing, only the old media did not repeat it when he said it almost 2 decades ago.

What goes against many of our Midwestern niceties is just another attempt at humor out east. Howard Stern is popular all over the country, but never would have been made the star he is had he brought out his act in Toledo or Des Moines.


5/15/2018 11:30:00 PM



(5/15/2018 11:18:00 PM) - Al

I credit the home plate ump for not letting us see him flip a coin between each pitch to decide on the call.




5/15/2018 11:18:00 PM



(5/15/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

CNN "mistakenly" tweets out a pic of Trump in the crosshairs.

It is a wonder they are still allowed on the air. Their "mistakes" are always onesided and as accidental as me eating that last piece of pie.


5/15/2018 10:00:00 PM



(5/15/2018 09:21:00 PM) - Al

Two in for 2nd interviews for Bucks. Meeting with ownership this time, which means even Jesus Christ would not have 2 of the 3 on his side.

Good to see Budenholzer is thought to want the Bucks job if offered. I do admire Steve Clifford too, as he did a fine job in Charlotte.


5/15/2018 09:21:00 PM



(5/15/2018 08:52:00 PM) - Al

CB Bucknor gets a bang bang call correct.

Proof of a higher power are all around us, if we only take the time to look.


5/15/2018 08:52:00 PM



(5/15/2018 08:47:00 PM) - Al

Vogt done for the season, and quite possibly he will choose to retire, due to shoulder surgery.

Brewers are in a tricky spot, as Bandy is unlikely to clear waivers, but could sure use some AB's. No doubt Nottingham should be playing 4-5 days a week at his age, and to be blunt, few catchers currently in the minors are likely to outperform Bandy by any sizable amount.


5/15/2018 08:47:00 PM



(5/15/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

The irony?

Many blame the Jews for this fact.


5/15/2018 07:30:00 PM



(5/15/2018 06:12:00 PM) - Al

Braun not in the lineup tonight, and I assume he will get tomorrow off too. Probably reaccess where he is after the day off THU.


5/15/2018 06:12:00 PM



(5/15/2018 04:45:00 PM) - Al

So glad to see Nikki Haley letting our enemies know the days of delivering pallets of cash to terrorists have come to an end. 


5/15/2018 04:45:00 PM



(5/15/2018 04:26:00 PM) - Al

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. 

Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."--Robert Heimlein



It's also an economic policy. It will work "next time."


5/15/2018 04:26:00 PM



(5/15/2018 04:06:00 PM) - Al

If only a wise man would have saw this problem existed and mentioned it about 3 dozen times since Trump won.

It was not racism (um, many voted for Obama twice and then Trump), sexism (millions happily voted for Sarah Palin on the ticket), or even Russia (duh).

It was the message. It's the same message that has put the GOP in 70% of the state houses...and it's hellishly simple.

Cut spending, cut taxes, and quit being so damn meddlesome. Peace through strength, not apology tours. Law enforcement good. Criminals bad. Military good. Constitution good. Quit attacking the successful and rewarding the excuse makers.

Why hasn't he fallen off in popularity? Why is he gaining?  They knew what he was when he was elected. If they would have wanted a minister, they would have elected Mike Huckabee. They voted for the tough talking, brash, round around the edges type. The anti Obama if you will.


5/15/2018 04:06:00 PM



(5/15/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

SEA appears to be doing whatever they can to push business out and attract the homeless.

Be careful what you wish for.

I cannot imagine this ending in a positive manner. Unexpectedly.


5/15/2018 03:30:00 PM



(5/15/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Miller Park minimizes the weather effect, but the key to this is a good season last year with expectations for being good again this year.

One negative about "rebuilding" is it does not excite casual fans. Most fans are casual, they don't go as often to losing teams. Then there's a bit of a domino effect, as fans no longer have to buy as far ahead. The longer they wait, the less likely they are to go.

{When we lived in the Cities, we were far more likely to go when the Twins sucked. The crowds were in the 12K range, and ticket specials were plentiful (we still recall with great fondness the SAT night bleacher special, had to buy 4 or more...ticket, hot dog, and a pop for $8-11 over the years... because it was just as cheap, even though there was only 2 or 3 of us; as tickets alone were $18 or so if you did not buy the "special"). Simply put, we were not "normal" even back then. 

County Stadium had "general admission" tickets for $8, which were usually lower grandstand near 3B. The section next to it was $18-20. What was the incentive to buy ahead?


5/15/2018 02:30:00 PM



(5/15/2018 02:13:00 PM) - Al

Robinson Cano suspended for a drug I'm sure the Rambling wife takes.

There goes that idea.

Why did they ban a common drug with medical uses that seems to be simply a water pill? Dunno.

EDIT: Sorry, she says she doesn't take it. Not sure why I was sure she did.

Now she'll have to accept she's not in the big leagues solely because of a lack of talent. 

EDIT 2: Also known as Lasix, being reported as a masking agent, and that players are not suspended until they test positive numerous times, as it is often prescribed for inflammation. 


5/15/2018 02:13:00 PM



(5/15/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

He's right you know.


5/15/2018 02:00:00 PM



(5/15/2018 01:59:00 PM) - Al

Two PM's in Facebook today; one friend is homeless again, while another is at a family member's helping out with the kids, as one of the parents has to have brain surgery soon.

Some people have actual problems. Others pretend they do and blame the president. 




5/15/2018 01:59:00 PM



(5/15/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

I swear I linked to this before, but since people keep sending it to me, maybe I forgot.

Heyman says the Crew is the best bet for Chris Archer and Jed Lowrie.

I still covet Archer, though not for the price of 4 young players/prospects (I think the rumored package was Woodruff/Santiago/Phillips/Burnes). Lowrie is only signed through this season, so he has very limited worth, even as one of the best FA to be's signed to a reasonable contract. 

Realmuto would probably be a good offseason pickup, due to the catching aspect of it, but I would be willing to give a Yelich like package for him, including a Pina or a Nottingham and adding a top 100 type guy and perhaps another near top 100 type.

I like Colome a lot too, but Stearns has shown little interest in paying big money for relievers. 

{Would Nottingham/Ortiz and one of the 3 younger OF's (Ray/Grisham/Lutz) be enough?}




5/15/2018 12:30:00 PM



(5/15/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

You can't call milk milk.

However, you can call almond juice milk and soy juice milk.

Our government at work.

You know, how can we make that government bigger!


5/15/2018 11:00:00 AM



(5/15/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

My flight was cancelled, so I needed a room for the night. I went to the hotel I usually frequented when I was in the city. The front desk clerk checked, and said there were no rooms. I told her I'm sure there must be a spot. She double checked, but insisted, every room was either full, or reserved for the night. I asked to speak to the manager, and he looked, but verified, sorry not a single room available. I asked, "Sir, if the president of the United States walked in, would you find a room for him?" The manager smiled, and admitted, well, yes they would give him a room. I looked at him and said, "That's great. I'm sure he's not going to show up, so I'll take his room."--Zig Ziglar, as told by Joel Osteen


Positive people get things that negative people do not.





5/15/2018 09:00:00 AM



(5/15/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

According to the reporter following the president, everywhere you look in Jerusalem, there are handmade signs and banners thanking President Trump for finally doing the right thing.

The reporter said, without a hint of irony, "It's funny, this has been on the books since 1999, but each president has delayed the actual move every 30 days to avoid the attention a move would create. However, here at least, nothing but positives."

As was said on Fox today, "This has been put off for years due to the controversy. President Trump said he simply didn't care about that."

There in 2 paragraphs, is a brief rundown of why Trump won.

Even Chuck Schumer can't keep up anymore. I'm sure Bernie and McCain are unhappy, regardless. 


5/15/2018 08:00:00 AM



(5/15/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Al,

At this point, neither of the above senators would support Jesus Christ if he was nominated by Trump, citing his religious divisiveness, and his controversial manipulation of seafood at a gathering about 2000 years ago.--Ramblings

What's that a wise man says? It's funny because it's true. And, nicely put.

Samuel 


Nothing gets you printed quicker than quoting me.  


5/15/2018 05:00:00 AM



(5/15/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

I have the short version for you...two good guys with guns.

We would have had dozens of dead Republicans if not for the capitol police. The fact the left would not have minded this in the least tells you all you need to know about them.


5/15/2018 02:00:00 AM



(5/15/2018 01:19:00 AM) - Al

The Brewers have recently inquired about Brian Dozier of the Twins.

High Heat 19

Thank you for the update sir.



5/15/2018 01:19:00 AM



(5/15/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

An audible gasp was heard...

Highest property taxes in the USA...let's raise them more!

I wonder, if the mere thought of spending less money was even broached?


5/15/2018 12:30:00 AM


Monday, May 14, 2018

(5/14/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

There goes Stossel again...insisting adults should be able to do what they want as long as it does not hurt anyone else.

Just a fad.


5/14/2018 11:00:00 PM



(5/14/2018 05:11:00 PM) - Al

Yelich with the night off versus the lefty. Probably give Braun WED off to give him 2 days in a row, so they only have to figure out who sits TUE, before it all starts anew next FRI.


5/14/2018 05:11:00 PM



(5/14/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

My love for the Rambling wife and Sarah Sanders grows every single day.


5/14/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/14/2018 03:04:00 PM) - Al

Bernie Sanders embarrassed himself on the Sunday shows just like John McCain did last week, saying he's not voting for Haspel because of her role in enhanced interrogations, and then clumsily could not explain why he supported her boss John Brennan in 2013.

If one did not know better, the answer appears obvious. Obama nominated Brennan, Trump nominated Haspel. At this point, neither of the above senators would support Jesus Christ if he was nominated by Trump, citing his religious divisiveness, and his controversial manipulation of seafood at a gathering about 2000 years ago.

The worst thing? Hardly anyone in the old media will press them on it. When someone does, the stupidity and lies that comes out of their mouth can only be described as humiliating buffoonery.

The best answer should simply be, "I'm opposing a very qualified female nominee because the president nominated her, and I don't like him." That would still be ridiculous, of course, but it would not be so dishonest.


5/14/2018 03:04:00 PM



(5/14/2018 02:28:00 PM) - Al

Seeing lots of folks today saying Peralta had the success he had because of the horizontal movement. Yelich said from his CF spot, it looked like each pitch moved 5 feet.

Time will tell, I guess. From the CF camera, the Hader comparison still appears closest...time and time again, major league hitters swung and missed at pitches right in the heart of the strike zone. Why? I dunno. If we knew, everyone would coach it.


5/14/2018 02:28:00 PM



(5/14/2018 02:09:00 PM) - Al

90 fastballs in 98 pitches for Peralta.

Goodness.


5/14/2018 02:09:00 PM



(5/14/2018 01:40:00 PM) - Al

BUMPED: My phone ate the second half of this post last night. Lesson learned. 


I don't talk much about stats or much of anything until the season reaches 40 games. Still a small sample, but not a tiny one anymore.

--Brewers have 24 wins, tied for 1st in the NL with 3 other teams.

--11 of the 15 NL clubs have winning records. I recall many saying only 6 or 7 were not tanking.

--I often say, if you're looking for what is really going on, take a look at what no one is talking about. MIL is 13th in runs scored and 7th in runs allowed. They ahve scored 170 and allowed 169. Their "expected" record is 21-20, so they are 3 wins ahead, with 24 W's. This is most likely due to 3 things:

1. Luck

2. Excellent relief pitching

3. Late inning rallies and wins (when you score a run to win in the 9th, the game stops...in any other inning, a team would have a chance to score more).

So, per runs, they are on pace for 81 wins. Per actual wins, they are pace for 95 wins. That's quite a difference, to say the least.

There are a couple ways to look at this, and memory says they are both correct:

1. If they play "to pace" the rest of the season, they should end up with 3 more wins than they "should" have.

2. These things tend to even out over 162 games. 

So, to be brief; it's great to be ahead, but things tend to even out. With the many injuries this team has suffered, if they were hovering at .500, I don't think that would be a bad result at all. Anything above that, huge plus. 

--What else is no one discussing? The team defense has been outstanding. They are 1st in defensive runs saved, which takes shifting into account, and they are 5th in ultimate zone rating, which ignores shifting. 

DRS leaders? Arcia, Shaw, Santana, and Cain.

UZR leaders? Arcia, Braun (in LF), Shaw, and Santana. 

Santana and Braun have always seemed passable to above average in the OF (Domingo played some CF the season he came over from HOU and did fine), but their metrics have always sucked. Adam Jones, who has won several Gold Gloves, also suffers from this, as to several others. 

--


5/14/2018 01:40:00 PM



(5/14/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Those stupid rubes were just too stupid to understand!


5/14/2018 01:30:00 PM



(5/14/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Seinfeld is far too intelligent to be critical of half his audience.

Jay Leno, who was once a loyal Dem, but admitted they lost him as he got older as they focused on everything but the working man, understood this perfectly. You make fun of the fat guy for wearing a bright colored shirt, and you make fun of the bald guy for being far less good looking compared to his wife.

With Trump, he'd be making fun of his hair, his tan, and be wondering if Melania needed glasses. The president would be laughing right along with him, as would Trump voters. The current crop are all too stupid to realize this.


5/14/2018 10:30:00 AM



(5/14/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

A question for Scott Adams....is Walsh receiving so much hatred because they think he's wrong?

Or because they know he's right?


5/14/2018 08:30:00 AM



(5/14/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

I find it strange this article thinks youth ministry is "stuck in the 80's," while never mentioning church services in general are stuck in the 50's and 60's.

If a time traveler from 65 years ago were to land in a church, other than some electronic equipment he'd be puzzled by, he'd notice almost no difference.

Also note how it just skips over the fact the only religion gaining is "other Christians." Heaven forbid (pun intended) anyone realizes that and tries to emulate shorter, more exciting, less dull services.


5/14/2018 05:30:00 AM



(5/14/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Let's guess what her political affiliation is, shall we?




5/14/2018 03:00:00 AM



(5/14/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Heh.

Even more perfect with a bottle of wine in her hand, but I'll take it.


5/14/2018 01:00:00 AM



(5/14/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

I truly do not know how Dems keep their brain from denting itself from all the head shaking they must do, insisting everyone hates the president and family.


5/14/2018 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, May 13, 2018

(5/13/2018 11:03:00 PM) - Al

Let's hope they keep ignoring Scott Adams.


5/13/2018 11:03:00 PM



(5/13/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

Can you imagine the quality of person who is so unhappy with their life they complain about this?

Oof.


5/13/2018 09:30:00 PM



(5/13/2018 08:01:00 PM) - Al

Aaron Wilkerson returned today in AAA and went 5+ innings in his first start back, 2 runs, 0 walks, 6 K's. Given all the injuries, at this second, he might be the next guy in line.

Barnes jumped right in and got the save, giving up a run in the 9th. With altitude, as we just saw this weekend, you forget how tough it is to pitch there. 


5/13/2018 08:01:00 PM



(5/13/2018 06:24:00 PM) - Al

Peralta speaks English very well for his second language. No communication issues at all with Johnson or other English only speakers.


5/13/2018 06:24:00 PM



(5/13/2018 04:59:00 PM) - Al

We know how Saladino can hit (or not hit) like he does and still be a major league SS for a couple years. Makes tough plays look routine.


5/13/2018 04:59:00 PM



(5/13/2018 04:32:00 PM) - Al

Peralta might just have earned himself another start, even if one was not planned. :)

By far the most impressive aspect was he was getting swings and misses on fastballs right down the middle at 92-93, much like Josh Hader does. Without much of a scouting report, at least, he was mighty tough to hit and must have been hard to pick up. Seemed like he threw about 80% or more fastballs too.

And to think some rubes think he will not remain a SP because of his height.:) I'd be delighted to be wrong, and there are always exceptions.

Hey, it's just math...the vast majority of RH SP are 6-1 or taller.




5/13/2018 04:32:00 PM



(5/13/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Even the NY Times is seeing the light.

Allow me to say I'm sure many are offended by it. Of course, that's a safe assumption for pretty much everything.


5/13/2018 04:30:00 PM



(5/13/2018 03:23:00 PM) - Al

Error
4 pitch walk
4 pitch walk

Rockies get nothing despite the above in the 3rd. That's the anatomy of a huge inning if there ever was one.


5/13/2018 03:23:00 PM



(5/13/2018 03:15:00 PM) - Al

Peralta walks the pitcher on 4 pitches now that he's in the stretch for the first time. All over the nation, casual fans are insisting there's no difference.

There is. Mental and physical.


5/13/2018 03:15:00 PM



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

My guess?

No it is not. Somehow, I think if a tunnel of any size was near completion in a metro area of 15M people, someone would have seen it by now. It's like a guy having to tell you how modest he is...if he has to say it, ain't true.


5/13/2018 03:00:00 PM



(5/13/2018 02:55:00 PM) - Al

You want to know something? I am "I thought Freddy Peralta's mom was his girlfriend" years old.

When you're my age, everyone looks young, I guess.

Surprised he's only throwing mostly 90-91, but just had a breaking ball that was reminiscent of Thornburg or Axford, dropped about 2.5 feet into the dirt, batter missed it by a foot. He looks every bit as short as he's listed at 5-11. Let's hope he can continue as a SP, but the odds are against him. Just hit 93, so maybe he's loosening up, might be a tad cooler than you think.


5/13/2018 02:55:00 PM



(5/13/2018 10:56:00 AM) - Al

Brewers' current DL
Anderson
Davies
Nelson
Miley

Brewers' current rotation
Chacin
Guerra
Woodruff
Suter
Peralta

Add in Aaron Wilkerson, who is on the minor league DL (and actually makes a AAA start today), which group would you take if healthy? The DL group is a bit top heavy and drops off quickly after #3, but most fans would take their chances with the unhealthy ones.


5/13/2018 10:56:00 AM


Whatever strikes me as interesting, and serious Milwaukee Brewers thoughts. If you are a believer in respecting OBP, throwing strikes, and keeping the ball in the park, you may have found the place you've been searching for. I believe in low taxes, small government, and am not afraid to be labeled patriotic. If you are interested in sausage race results, walk up music, or professional wrestling, you may wish to click elsewhere.

The Ramblings' manifesto can be found here.

I'm happy to pay taxes to help the helpless. I don't like paying taxes to help the clueless. Look at the Occupy movement...I'm forced to pay taxes to help those whose plight I delight in.--Dennis Miller

If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, and your life will be brief.--President Trump

Never have lives less lived been more chronicled.--Dennis Miller

I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.--Mad Dog Mattis

I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.--Thomas Sowell

Ramblings makes me want to poke my eyes out with a sharp stick.--Marxist sympathizer (one of Ramblings' proudest moments)

E-MAIL Al
If you would like to advertise on Ramblings, pen a guest article, have a comment on a post, or have a media request.


Al is @suitedconnect on Twitter


Al's WTMJ appearance from July, 2015 with Justin

Al's postseason WTMJ appearance with Justin

BASEBALL SITES

MLB Trade Rumors

Brew Beat

MLB Trade Rumors

2015 stats by position


OTHER SITES

Any Soldier
Website that gives info on how to send comfort to our military overseas

Tribute to Robert Warns II
Never forget the sacrifice of our military, and why we enjoy the freedoms we have.

June 2002 July 2002 August 2002 September 2002 October 2002 November 2002 December 2002 January 2003 February 2003 March 2003 April 2003 May 2003 June 2003 July 2003 August 2003 September 2003 October 2003 November 2003 December 2003 January 2004 February 2004 March 2004 April 2004 May 2004 June 2004 July 2004 August 2004 September 2004 October 2004 November 2004 December 2004 January 2005 February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018