Al's Ramblings

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Bush 41 passes away.

A hero to all, except the left, who insisted he was stupid and racist...just like every other Republican.

11/30/2018 11:03:00 PM

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

Badgers pull out a road win against #14 Iowa. Great way to open the conference season.

11/30/2018 09:11:00 PM

(11/30/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

I thought they were all angelic women and children!

If I didn't know better, I'd think the old media did not tell the truth.

11/30/2018 08:00:00 PM

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

3 solid players non tendered by the DBacks.

11/30/2018 07:00:00 PM

(11/30/2018 06:09:00 PM) - Al

This is a surprise. Parker was outstanding the last 2 seasons.

11/30/2018 06:09:00 PM

(11/30/2018 05:58:00 PM) - Al

I have no clue why the public doesn't believe a word the old media says...

11/30/2018 05:58:00 PM

(11/30/2018 05:30:00 PM) - Al

Brewers and Saladino agree for $888k.

11/30/2018 05:30:00 PM

(11/30/2018 05:26:00 PM) - Al

Brewers DFA Schoop, Jennings, and Cedeno.

11/30/2018 05:26:00 PM

(11/30/2018 04:44:00 PM) - Al

Crew agrees to terms with Perez, $2.5M.

11/30/2018 04:44:00 PM

(11/30/2018 04:42:00 PM) - Al

There will be a bidding war for Hamilton. He is one of the few players who are worth more than their numbers suggest, and he's one of them.

Actually, he'd be a lot better only if a team used him as the strong side of a platoon and as a late inning guy. Of course, to be fair, not many teams want to pay a platoon guy $6M+ either.

11/30/2018 04:42:00 PM

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

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The gift that keeps on giving.

11/30/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/30/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

So, this is why the left loves Europe so...

11/30/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/30/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al


Cue the 20something women wondering why men never ask them out anymore.

11/30/2018 02:00:00 PM

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

One of my favorite often repeated jokes on Ramblings is "it's as painful as having to sit at a table full of old girlfriends and listen to them discuss the statement, "Tell us about Al's weaknesses."

I'm afraid my ideas are being stolen by people far more successful than myself.

11/30/2018 01:30:00 PM

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


They want ice water in hell too. Doesn't mean they're gonna get it.

11/30/2018 01:00:00 PM

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

It is difficult to believe a player with his skills has bounced around like an unwanted trouble making child.

11/30/2018 12:30:00 PM

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

If they don't report it, they don't think it ever happened.

11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM

(11/30/2018 11:10:00 AM) - Al

Mets would seem to be a prime destination for Santana or Broxton after the SEA deal goes through.

11/30/2018 11:10:00 AM

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


The liberal argument in a single sentence.

11/30/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/30/2018 10:35:00 AM) - Al

Brewers have to tender arby to all eligible players tonight. We often see a lot of pre arby contracts today, as teams want to lock in a salary for players "on the bubble" that they do not want to risk losing an arby case and, in their mind, paying a player more than they feel said player is worth. Obviously, a guy like Shaw is not going to be nontendered. Knebel seems safe.

Possibilities would seem to be Perez, Jennings, Cedeno, and Saladino (and, of course, Schoop). Hernan is projected to make about $2.7M, a lot for a utility player, though he is useful with his versatility and lefty mashing. Jennings and Cedeno are tricky because neither has options, and while certainly not bad lefty relievers, may not be worth the $1.5M and lack of flexibility. At best, I would not expect both to still be on the team tomorrow. Saladino will not make much, and does have an option for 2019. His future depends on how much they like him.

There are a plethora of options at 2B/3B that will be much less costly than Schoop, and are projected to have similar numbers. They are said to be talking to teams who are interested in acquiring him, probably big market teams not likely to contend looking for a 2B and hoping for a bounce back so they can trade him at the deadline. I simply can't see the Crew paying him $10M or so.

11/30/2018 10:35:00 AM

(11/30/2018 10:11:00 AM) - Al

We're in the very best of hands.

11/30/2018 10:11:00 AM

(11/30/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Flake is judging his success by his camera time. He's an embarrassment.He and McCain are showing what the definition of an attention whore is/was.

11/30/2018 10:00:00 AM

(11/30/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, there is a Shakey's Easter egg. Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron eat at a fictional French restaurant named after the chain, Chez Quis.

Well, son of a...

I never knew that, and am shocked. I did not believe it and went to a French pronunciation site, and sure enough.

Also in French trivia, eau claire means "clear water." If you've ever been to Eau Claire and had to traverse around the river and lakes making nothing a straight shot, that makes a pizza guy pull his hair out, it suddenly all makes sense.

11/30/2018 09:30:00 AM

(11/30/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Even CNN could not withstand the backlash from the latest liberal to make anti Semitic comments.

He would have been gone years ago if he was a conservative. Because, that's the way it works.

11/30/2018 08:30:00 AM

(11/30/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

Obama taking credit for the success of the oil drillers he tried to put out of business is, quite possibly, the most Obama thing he's every done.

11/30/2018 04:30:00 AM

(11/30/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

These get me every damn time.

11/30/2018 01:30:00 AM

Thursday, November 29, 2018

(11/29/2018 10:02:00 PM) - Al

About a dozen obvious missed penalties in tonight's Cowboys/Saints tilt, and we're not talking about a possible missed holding on an offensive lineman. Push off in the end zone by a WR, facemask with the QB running, spotting the ball a yard or two ahead on a 3rd down conversion.

These guys would have to be several times better just to be crappy.

11/29/2018 10:02:00 PM

(11/29/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

The Mets are about to make a terrible trade, but just signed one of the best minor league FA's on the market. I expected him to get a 40 man spot, actually.

Herrera---.293/.394, 687 OPS
Player A--.318/.397, 715 OPS

As I often do, player A is not a real player, it's the average MLB 2B in 2018. Herrera will be 25 next season and has 5 years of team controlleft. Also, about 2/3rd's of his MLB PA's are when he was rushed, when he was 20 and 21.  It's a small sample, but he's actually above average in defensive metrics as well.

11/29/2018 10:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 08:17:00 PM) - Al

If true, this might be the worst trade since Dave Stewart was a GM.

Great googily moogily.

11/29/2018 08:17:00 PM

(11/29/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Another prominent liberal accused, old media silent, as they are suddenly uninterested in the subject.

I would assume this is directly related to the fact Tyson's accuser didn't make the whole thing up, and actually has a place and a time the incident occurred.

By the way, Kavanaugh's accuser, who had nothing to gain I was told by all the most intelligent liberal hacks, is keeping the money, saying she needs it for unseen, unproven security needed for unseen, unproven death threats surfing trips and airfare to said surfing trips.

I'd point out she's a hellishly despicable human being, but the witch doesn't need my help doing that.

11/29/2018 08:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 06:23:00 PM) - Al

I assume LaStella will retire now, because he made it clear he would rather not play than play anywhere other than the Cubs.

Unless, of course, he was just saying that to avoid being fined for not showing up in know, I recall a wise man saying that it's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything.

11/29/2018 06:23:00 PM

(11/29/2018 06:14:00 PM) - Al

We can only wish this actually happened.

They'd all come back crawling in a month. Well, to be fair, the ones that were killed or starved to death would not.

Win, win.

11/29/2018 06:14:00 PM

(11/29/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al


No comment.

11/29/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/29/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

I like the Cowboys tonight, especially if you can get 7.5 points. I think they have a good chance of winning the game, considering they are playing a superior team.

11/29/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Holstein steers up about 8-12% yesterday at the sale barns yesterday in central WI. Why? I dunno. The demand must be there locally, even though the national markets were flat or slightly down.

11/29/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/29/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

We'll keep ripping apart the president with a 51% approval rating, said the out of work executives...

11/29/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I wonder how they keep getting these guilty pleas, said the naive man.

11/29/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/29/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm glad I found the Rambling wife before the online dating thing became popular.

11/29/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Perhaps this is why they throw rocks at law enforcement.

Get in line and shut the hell up. We're the United States of America. We ain't afraid of scumbags from craphole nations.

11/29/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/29/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm so old, I remember when it was a conspiracy to even suggest that she was anything less than the healthiest woman in all the world.

11/29/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 12:45:00 PM) - Al

The problem is, he's not near the offensive player Cain is. Teams will kind of notice that.

A .323 OBP the past 3 years is not all that special for a CF, and he plays half his games in an offensive paradise.

11/29/2018 12:45:00 PM

(11/29/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

This is completely unrelated to Mueller announcing that jaywalking charge, I'm sure. The entire thing has been a "hey look, squirrel" distraction attempt, and it's been proven. Anyone who still brings it up is a liberal hack. The idea Mueller is still out there trying to sell this charade is embarrassing to no one except Mueller.

11/29/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/29/2018 12:14:00 PM) - Al

Schoop is not a bad player at all. But, he's not worth what he'll get in arby, given his recent production. With so many options on the 2B/3B market, throwing $10M at him seems like a poor choice.

11/29/2018 12:14:00 PM

(11/29/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

It's sure a funny coincidence things just continue to do so darn well economically.

11/29/2018 12:00:00 PM

(11/29/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

If only someone could have predicted signing a player over 30 to a 10 year contract worth just a few cents less than an infinite amount of money was not a shrewd financial move.

As for what this may mean for the Crew, when the dust settles, it seems likely to me Broxton and/or Santana may have a home that we did not see them fitting before.

EDIT: Added, but if the Mets give up anything of note prospect wise after taking the worst contract in the game, the new GM should be taken out back and patiently explained to that he's a complete idiot. Diaz has good value, but Cano's is way negative with that contract. The cost should be slight, just a decent guy, or a pair of them. 

11/29/2018 11:30:00 AM

(11/29/2018 11:21:00 AM) - Al

Hard not to read this and see the author really railing about capitalism and success.

We already do a fine job of anti monopoly stuff in the USA...last time I checked, Ma Bell is no longer our phone provider (and the costs have risen far more than inflation, but we'll discuss that another day). The companies some people discuss now and show they are ignorant of what a monopoly is (Wal Mart, Amazon, Comcast) are simply well run companies that have taken over poorly run competitors and, in some cases, actually created an industry that didn't exist 20 years ago.

11/29/2018 11:21:00 AM

(11/29/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

What's he gonna do? Wave a magic wand?--smartest community organizer evah

Heh. Remember when they laughed at how he had no business experience? When your entire life involves getting high and talking people into doing stupid stuff, don't be surprised when his knowledge on growing the economy turns out to be a bit underwhelming.

11/29/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.

11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

(11/28/2018 09:06:00 PM) - Al

Derek Dietrich sure seems to make a lot of sense for the Brewers, both financially and as a free agent, will only cost money (as opposed to players/prospects.

11/28/2018 09:06:00 PM

(11/28/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

That'll show him.

I'm so glad they aren't on my side.

11/28/2018 07:30:00 PM

(11/28/2018 05:48:00 PM) - Al


The irony is, the Obama administration gave or sold guns to Mexican drug dealers who used them to shoot border patrol agents.

And no one gave a damn. Because that would have been racist, ya know.

11/28/2018 05:48:00 PM

(11/28/2018 04:12:00 PM) - Al

Venditte is a nice story, though he's never really stuck. Hard not to see him having value on a staff just to eat up innings with his weaker right arm if the team is down 6-1 or 8-3.

11/28/2018 04:12:00 PM

(11/28/2018 03:38:00 PM) - Al

MLBTR projects Brewers' payroll.

That's a very unnewsy piece, I must admit. I'm no expert on...well, anything, but I think you'd see a higher payroll increase than the $110M projected even if they just tender a few arby eligibles, and add a couple pieces, either through trade or free agency.

11/28/2018 03:38:00 PM

(11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

She's right.

11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM

(11/28/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

The truth is, they think if you do not live in a suburb or city, you're such a loser you are not worth saving.

11/28/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/28/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

No offense to Styx, but this is just them opening for a very popular comedian.

11/28/2018 04:30:00 AM

(11/28/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

This guy knows what he's talking about.

11/28/2018 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

(11/27/2018 09:04:00 PM) - Al

Organization of the year?

11/27/2018 09:04:00 PM

(11/27/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

Pause to allow your mouth to fall open in shock at this unbelievable news.

11/27/2018 07:00:00 PM

(11/27/2018 06:06:00 PM) - Al

Kratz signs a 1 year deal, $1.2M, but only $300K guaranteed.

11/27/2018 06:06:00 PM

(11/27/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm so old, I remember when this caravan was just a group of harmless moms and kids.

11/27/2018 05:00:00 PM

(11/27/2018 04:24:00 PM) - Al

That's how you charge people with perjury. Have them testify or talk to the FBI; and then compare it to everyone else. Find someone who disagrees, and then charge the one you don't like.

11/27/2018 04:24:00 PM

(11/27/2018 04:21:00 PM) - Al

Blogger insisted I did not exist since yesterday evening, could not schedule or post. Missed me didn't ya?

11/27/2018 04:21:00 PM

Monday, November 26, 2018

(11/26/2018 09:54:00 PM) - Al

Nice bargain signing for the Pirates. He was better than Donaldson last season and cost 10% as much.

11/26/2018 09:54:00 PM

(11/26/2018 07:21:00 PM) - Al

$23M for a 33 year old coming off an injury plagued season? That's one of those that unless you win a title, it seems outrageous. They could have filled 4-6 holes with that, or even more if you're talking about relievers or utility guys.

11/26/2018 07:21:00 PM

(11/26/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Funny, the same thing happened, and it was reported it opposite ways.

I, for one, am shocked.

11/26/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/26/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

God bless her.

She's the stupid waitress that messes up everyone's orders, but she always wears a short skirt so she gets bigger tips than the good ones do.

And everyone hopes she quits.

11/26/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/26/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Heh. Talk about first world problems.

Hopefully, Hart tells them to go to hell, and to mind their own pathetic lives. Some people won't be satisfied until everyone is as miserable as they are.

11/26/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/26/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

1. What a selfish clod.

2. This was funnier when it happened on Everybody Loves Raymond

11/26/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/26/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al


Of course, for those who hate their country, they're unhappy a veteran did not meander by so they could spit on them.

Hey, it wasn't Republicans who did it. Those that feel the need to rewrite history do so because they have something to hide.

11/26/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/26/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

The Craigslist ad will end with "needs a little work."

This reminds me of a "want ad to reality" translation guide I saw a few years ago.

Runs great = runs.

Runs good = runs.

Runs = no it doesn't. 

11/26/2018 11:30:00 AM

(11/26/2018 10:48:00 AM) - Al

Aaron Rodgers is now 0-37 when trailing by more than one point in the 4th quarter to a team with a winning record. That’s a real stat.--Wil Presti

That seems to go against the narrative. 

11/26/2018 10:48:00 AM

(11/26/2018 10:38:00 AM) - Al

A wise man once said that whatever teams "wins" the bidding for a mega free agent, they end up losing.

ARI trying to trade Greinke, SEA trying to deal Cano. And in reality, they are so overpaid, they barely get half the value, unless they pay part of their salary to play elsewhere.

11/26/2018 10:38:00 AM

(11/26/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Everyone gets a trophy!

Except in real life. Delaying adulthood has its drawbacks.

I have pointed out many times that 100 years ago, 26 year olds were often grandparents. Now, they are on their parent's insurance, turning down $50k+ jobs because they'd have to get to the office before noon.

11/26/2018 10:30:00 AM

(11/26/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

When we were boys, the teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. I told her I wanted to be a professional baseball player. My best friend told her he wanted to be president of the United States. Sadly, neither of us achieved our dream.--Dwight Eisenhower

For years, I wanted to run a retail store. I achieved that when I was 29, and was miserable doing so for most of the next decade. Often, I would sit in my office and seriously contemplate just putting my keys in the safe, telling my assistant or my boss I was done, and walking out. They would send out questionnaires asking how something went, and I would answer honestly. After it was read, I would be told I had hurt someone's feelings at corporate. The same ones who had screwed up and made my job far more difficult. While I was working 60-70 hours a week, they would work 35 hours per in DEC and take the week between Xmas and New Year's off. I assume their feelings were rather pained when they declared bankruptcy too. Hey, I tried.

Now, I only answer to myself and my friends and family. Our happiness and safety is pretty much my only concern. I have spoken a couple times about a friend of mine who is going through a rough stretch and is currently incarcerated in another state. I write (only allowed to send post office postcards...I've learned to write very small, otherwise you get like 3 sentences on there) and get calls once in a while. I feel sad. I worry. 6-12 months ago, she was homeless and ended up in the hospital twice, damn near died once from sepsis. Being charged may well be the only reason she's still with us. Once in a while, she will say something that irritates the living hell out of me. Every day, I'm thankful she's alive. She has accomplished a lot in her life, and I have no doubt will achieve much more soon.

{I'll throw this in because it's what many of you are thinking. No, the Rambling wife does not mind. She is as unworried as one can imagine. I'm not sure if that's a compliment or knowing she could do far better if given a 2nd chance. I choose to think it's the former.}

Dreams may never come true. Dreams may change. What doesn't change is what you believe in.

{Soapbox now unoccupied.}

11/26/2018 09:30:00 AM

(11/26/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying they hate their country.

They do that just fine without my help.

If they expect to listen to that drivel, they don't know me very well. I'll let them talk to the unpatriotic. They deserve each other.

11/26/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/26/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Embarrassing post here, suggesting Shaw was a poor defensive 2B. He is probably a bit below average, as one would suspect because of his lack of range.

I don't think they'll offer Schoop arby, because he's unlikely to be worth $10M, and there's better players available on the FA and trade market. I'm still a Cesar Hernandez fan, though he now only has 2 years of team control left. I also like Daniel Murphy, though he'd probably be a better fit at 3B due to his poor metrics at 2B. In fact, he's solid at 1B and 3B...but he plays at 2B the vast majority of the time. Did Murphy have/has arm problems? He had good numbers at 3B, but has barely played there since...2015, which is a long time ago. 

LaMahieu and Kinsler are both solid options as well. Both are especially solid in the aspects of the game that are overlooked, baserunning and defense.

11/26/2018 07:00:00 AM

(11/26/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

One of the cutest things I've seen this year.

11/26/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/26/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The Rambling wife just complained it seemed dark as she worked on stuff in her corner of the room. I looked up at both that and the identical one by me, and hers looked much dimmer. I thought maybe the brighter setting on the 3 way had burned out, and all that was left was the dim one.

Nope. Apparently, when we set it up, we turned it on the dimmest and left it...we never touch the lamp, we just turn on the outlet with a light switch on the wall. She noticed now because she just returned from her folks, where they do not have very dim lighting, apparently.

Unless, of course, someone broke into our house and left all the precious jewels and state of the art electronics, and just fiddled with our lamp.

I'll have to check the security footage...but first, I'll have to install a security camera.

11/26/2018 04:00:00 AM

(11/26/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

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As you can imagine, I found this is very poor taste. I was very offended, and just finished weeping for society for a lengthy time. However, I think some of my less educated, less classy readers might enjoy it.

11/26/2018 02:00:00 AM

Sunday, November 25, 2018

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

The fact they hate exactly why it's the greatest document ever written.

11/25/2018 11:00:00 PM

(11/25/2018 10:13:00 PM) - Al

Um, if you kick the field goal (and make it, of course), you're 2 TD's ahead, instead of a TD and FG. 2 TD's in 4 minutes are far tougher than a FG and a TD.

Just take the points.

11/25/2018 10:13:00 PM

(11/25/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

The irony?

The Dems spend their time and energy insisting the "Normals" are racist, uneducated rednecks...and then insist basic economics will never work, because they hate the fact makes the citizens prosperous...because the left is so much more intelligent.

11/25/2018 09:30:00 PM

(11/25/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

A couple years ago, the left insisted Macron was a genius. Now, he has an approval ratings almost exactly half of President Trump and gas is about one paycheck per liter.

Funny, they're not reporting this heavily...

11/25/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/25/2018 02:38:00 PM) - Al

When the Rambling son gets home from hunting, I'll have him make this the background on my computer.

And, she's really nice too.

11/25/2018 02:38:00 PM

(11/25/2018 12:46:00 PM) - Al

I blame the Industrial Revolution.

Oh, and cow farts.

You see, it's colder because it's hotter. The science is settled.

11/25/2018 12:46:00 PM

(11/25/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I read this on my phone a few days ago, but never linked it here.

Harper in MIL? Anything could happen, as pointed out, the Brewers have the payroll room, even with their upcoming arby raises. However, they have never spent anywhere near $150M on player salaries, though plenty of other teams have, even small markets. And yes, they would probably sell 3.25M tickets next year (standard industry estimates used to say the average ticket sold was worth $30-40, depending on market size, so guessing that would be worth about 200K tickets would lead to an immediate revenue jump of $6-8M for 2019).

The irony is, Harper had a 889 OPS last year...and Jesus had a 890. It's unlikely Braun would be as good a defender as Aguilar is at 1B, though you might add a few runs on the baserunning side. All that said, spending $29.5M and not projecting more wins does not seem like a Stearns like move. Of course, maybe you think Bryce's future production is far higher. Maybe you have an offer for Aguilar of a team controllable young arm with upside. CJ Cron is a similar player to Jesus, and was DFA'd (though without the OBP).

11/25/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/25/2018 08:38:00 AM) - Al

Good to see the Bucks bounce back from a horrible loss to the Suns FRI night to defeat the always tough Spurs. They rested Ersan last night on the 2nd night of back to back games, so they went without him, Henson, and DiVincenzo, all part of their regular rotation...but, there's no prize for playing shorthanded. That's why depth is important. Shannon Brown has received the most extra time, along with Maker.

Delly has played important minutes the past 2 games and seemed to provide a spark and positive +/- results in both. Last night, his mere presence was noticed on defense, as his intensity jumped out at me as I had not even noticed he was in the game.

11/25/2018 08:38:00 AM

(11/25/2018 08:16:00 AM) - Al

I'm sure there may be some uses for this in marketing and maybe even using it for retail displays (maybe even law enforcement). That said, these nerds doing stuff like this that no one cares about or will ever read except those in the same realm of science is incredibly sad to me.

It's like sanding a piece of wood for 3 years, declaring it perfect...and then throwing into the furnace and grabbing another piece of wood.

11/25/2018 08:16:00 AM

Saturday, November 24, 2018

(11/24/2018 07:33:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

Don't like what they stand for? Don't worry, it will change with the wind...

11/24/2018 07:33:00 PM

(11/24/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Once again, he's just like Jimmy Carter...he'll never forgive the American people for realizing he did a terrible job.'s all their fault. They're simply not smart enough to understand they're too dumb to understand how brilliant he is.

Because they're stupid rubes.

11/24/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/24/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al


11/24/2018 09:30:00 AM

(11/24/2018 09:10:00 AM) - Al

How dare he...tell the truth?

This has been going on for decades. When I was a teen, Yellowstone had a big fire. All summer, it was reported as the end of days. The next year, experts informed us that the fire had been needed and Yellowstone was in excellent shape due to the underbrush having been burned away.

It's as natural as life itself. If man doesn't take care of it, nature will.

11/24/2018 09:10:00 AM

(11/24/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

One has to pause and wonder if Obama was right about...anything.

11/24/2018 08:30:00 AM

(11/24/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Heh. Melania had the nerve to wear a hat, and now SMG...doesn't look bloated?

They're really bad at this.

11/24/2018 06:00:00 AM

(11/24/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

I've worked with people that are not this smart.

11/24/2018 03:30:00 AM

(11/24/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I don't think I'm legally allowed to own a Peloton, because we do not have a large enough window to put it by in the house.

11/24/2018 01:00:00 AM

Friday, November 23, 2018

(11/23/2018 06:24:00 PM) - Al

Experts are predicting Xmas sales will be up 7.5% this holiday season due to a strong economy and strong consumer confidence.--local news tonight

Predicted story on JAN3: Holiday sales well below expectations, only up 7.1%.

And you think I'm kidding.

11/23/2018 06:24:00 PM

(11/23/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

We hate you.--the left

Next time, change teams and vote with us.--also the left

They don't understand why this is not working

11/23/2018 06:00:00 PM

(11/23/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I refused to live in a dorm because I thought they were full of immaturity when I was 20.

Millennials are still living in them at 25-30.

Come to your own conclusion. 

11/23/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/23/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

This is why they hate it.

11/23/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/23/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Trust me, her next wedding ain't gonna work out either.

11/23/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/23/2018 03:15:00 PM) - Al

On Facebook, all the people that insist they have no money and the good economy is faked are bragging about how they've been shopping for 12-24 hours straight.

Those two things are not unrelated.

And my God, I wouldn't want to do something fun for 24 hours straight.  Geesh, take a nap.

11/23/2018 03:15:00 PM

(11/23/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Millions of normals saw Obama draw a line in the sand with Syria and then pretend he was not outwitted by uneducated terrorists. They also saw him lie numerous times about his health care plan and if you could continue going to the doctor of your choice.

The old media pretended not to. Now, no one pays them any mind.

Too bad their wasn't some sort of fable about a wolf they could have learned from. Instead, they continue to ponder why this is.

11/23/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/23/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

No need to outsmart the left. They just lack belief in anything to maintain a consistent platform for more than a few minutes.

Consistency is not their strength.

11/23/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/23/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al


Some groups despise success. Republicans do not.

11/23/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/23/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Bad taste alert.

11/23/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/23/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Those that hate the USA are too stupid to understand what a craphole the rest of the world is.

11/23/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/23/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

The solution is obvious.

Move further left!

11/23/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/23/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Does anyone know how long it takes to knit something like this? 50 hours maybe?

11/23/2018 12:00:00 PM

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

Joke of the year.

11/23/2018 11:30:00 AM

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

Self important much?

They are a parody of themselves.

11/23/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/23/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

All the wisest Dems have assured me this never happens.

11/23/2018 02:30:00 AM

(11/23/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I had a dream that involved this the other night, but after my new neighbor Jennifer Love Hewitt built a deck to sun herself on, I woke up.

11/23/2018 01:00:00 AM

Thursday, November 22, 2018

(11/22/2018 07:29:00 PM) - Al

Notice how quickly she pivots, based on polling results.

That's why she was easily defeated by an empty suit in 2008 and a political rookie in 2016. The public notices it while the old media tries like hell to cover it up.

11/22/2018 07:29:00 PM

(11/22/2018 07:08:00 PM) - Al

Speaking of Happ, the veteran left-hander is generating a lot of buzz in free agency.  In addition to the Phillies, the Angels, Astros, and Brewers are new teams who Morosi adds to the already-lengthy list of clubs (the Blue Jays, Reds, Twins, White Sox, and Yankees) who have previously been rumored to have some level of interest in Happ’s services.  Of the newly-cited teams, Milwaukee and Houston offer Happ the best chance of competing for a World Series in 2019, while the Angels and Phillies are a few steps behind at this point of the offseason, though obviously L.A. and Philadelphia each have designs on significant roster upgrades this winter.--MLBTR

MIL has been rumored to like Happ for the past 2 seasons. At his age, I can't believe the Crew would go more than 1-2 years. 

11/22/2018 07:08:00 PM

(11/22/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

What is bad luck and the fact everyone else is not nearly as intelligent as he is?

The answer, of course, is Obama's never accomplished a damn thing

Good leaders do not make excuses, they just get stuff done. Bad make excuses. And blame their predecessor, and then try and take credit for what their successor does what they insisted would not work for 8 pathetic years.

I'm so old, I recall when I was told I had enough money. But he does not. It's easy to change your mind when you're an ignorant hypocrite. 

11/22/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/22/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

BP has Grandal as the best defensive catcher in MLB, though almost all of his value comes from framing pitches, while decidedly mediocre blocking pitches and throwing out runners.

11/22/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/22/2018 02:26:00 PM) - Al

Badgers defeat Oklahoma, will play for the title tomorrow at 1, probably against Virginia.

11/22/2018 02:26:00 PM

(11/22/2018 01:41:00 PM) - Al

A tiny amount of lettuce may have made a few people ill. You better throw out everything in your fridge. Possibly your home.

Well, if they say so.

Get your kids vaccinated. Or else they could get very sick, die, or be disabled. 

Ah. What the hell do they know?

It's funny because it's true.

11/22/2018 01:41:00 PM

(11/22/2018 01:15:00 PM) - Al

Never heard of Mike Posner, as he sings a song about being buried in Detroit. .

That's a subject matter I don't see sparking a lot of sales.

11/22/2018 01:15:00 PM

(11/22/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

They choose stupidly.

11/22/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/22/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

When you hate your country, by definition, you also hate the people that love their country.

Hate filled folks gonna hate. Of late, we've found out they also hate economic prosperity and world peace. One wonders what exactly it would take for them to be happy, because the answer is certainly not results.

11/22/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/22/2018 11:56:00 AM) - Al

From an entire decade ago, your annual Thanksgiving links.

I have to wonder how many blogs that were far better than this one have started and ended in that time period.

Dr. Schullman's Thanksgiving story. By far the most requested link in Ramblings' history, someone e-mails for this several times a year.

Bobby Warns' tribute video...we should all be very thankful that we have a military full of men and women who are willing to take on evil and kill or be killed. Regardless of how many times I link to it (it's on the sidebar too, mind you), someone always writes to say they watched it for the first time and how well it is done.

Ben Stein wrote this nearly 5 years ago, and it's just as true today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, a true American holiday.

EDIT: Warns' link fixed, sorry. 

11/22/2018 11:56:00 AM

(11/22/2018 11:45:00 AM) - Al

30 minute visit to a turkey farm. The Millenial FArmer is funnier than lots of stuff on TV, so subscribe while you're there.

Timely and very informative. Apparently, a turkey egg going to the hatchery is worth over a $1 each.

11/22/2018 11:45:00 AM

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

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

I'm so old, I remember when the Dems were for the controversial bill that gives terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments. Then President Trump came out in favor of it, and the left told the sickly folks to go to hell, you're on your own.

11/22/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/22/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al


11/22/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/22/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

One day does not matter. Enjoy, and be especially thankful for the free amrkets and capitalism that have led to the great wealth we have that allows us to be gluttonous just to be gluttonous. They'll probably go right through you anyway, if you know what I mean.

If you don't, eat low carb for a couple weeks, then take a day off. You will get it then.

11/22/2018 07:00:00 AM

(11/22/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

To quote the great Dennis Miller, "Do they really expect us to take them seriously when they say it's colder because it's hotter?"

Luckily, the answer is the same for both...take more money from the successful, and give it to groups that launder money for the left.

11/22/2018 03:30:00 AM

(11/22/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm most thankful the old media insists we're too stupid to realize this president is popular.

11/22/2018 02:00:00 AM

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

(11/21/2018 10:14:00 PM) - Al

Busiest bar night of the year, in theory at least. Be careful out there.

11/21/2018 10:14:00 PM

(11/21/2018 05:56:00 PM) - Al

Record number of people traveling for Thanksgiving this year. Good economies do that.

I still recall a few years ago when travel was down due to the socialist policy and economic malaise that 96 months of "taxes and regulation are good, you stupid rubes" Obamanomics had, there was a story I linked to that discussed that travel was down due to "the minimalism and happiness with what we have," or some similar load of bunk.

I'm shocked to see the deer harvest up in WI, as I have seen next to no deer along the road of late. Maybe they are just quicker to remove them, I dunno. Hunters down a bit too. Perhaps, folks are just hunting more because they're able to afford to. I was talking to a fella this week who said he had taken the whole week off (in his job, really only 3 days) and was hunting all 9 days for the first time since he was in 8th grade...he was not even able to in high school because of sports practices. This year, he just told his employer he was taking push back at all. Why? They're afraid to lose him. Said his company announced health insurance premiums were rising 8%...but employee cost would remain the same. Companies fighting to hang onto good people do things like that.

The old way? The government forcing them. The new way? Unemployment basically at 0%, as there's always some people that are unemployable due to health, mental or physical problems, or alcohol/drug abuse. Capitalism not only works, it works far better than anything else. The results speak for themselves.

11/21/2018 05:56:00 PM

(11/21/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

This is the 2nd list I've seen, but Martin and Ferrell have jumped out at me in both of them.

11/21/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/21/2018 03:36:00 PM) - Al

Badgers win while only hitting 1 3 pointer, and that came in garbage time.

12:30PM tomorrow versus Oklahoma in the semifinal. It will have to fight with the Bears/Lions for TV time, as many of you will be eating your Tgiving meal, some will be recovering from it, and still others will be eating apps and drinking while getting ready for a late afternoon meal.

11/21/2018 03:36:00 PM

(11/21/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

TV Land has episodes that finished near the top of the voting for favorite Andy Griffith Show on much of the day tomorrow, and then Everyone Loves Raymnond's Thanksgiving episodes on tomorrow night.

I'll be DVRing them both. Very much worth your time.

11/21/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/21/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

We know they have less than nothing. They leak everything they have as soon as they get it, and nothing has come out for 12-18 months.

The fact they keep talking about it shows how incredibly successful the Trump presidency has been. The only thing they have is fiction.

11/21/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/21/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

If I didn't know better, I'd think this was all just a fictional story created by a lefty friendly group, because they have no idea how much average Americans despise these selfish clods trying to jump past millions of people playing by the rules.

Because it is.

11/21/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/21/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

More proof young people are simply ignorant despite the infinite knowledge at their fingertips.

11/21/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/21/2018 01:45:00 PM) - Al

I made a phone call to a government office today and was met with a recorded message telling me they were "Closed for the Thanksgiving weekend. Please leave a message, or call back Monday."

I had to mail a couple things, so I went down to the post office. The streets are almost like a SUN morning, or a ghost town, all but empty. However, restaurant and grocery store parking lots are just packed.

I have joked (but it's true) for years no matter how long a weekend is, people will take a personal or vacation day to make it longer. Very few people except service workers are working FRI, and it would appear today as well.

11/21/2018 01:45:00 PM

(11/21/2018 01:38:00 PM) - Al

One would assume the Brewers are likely to be one of the six.

11/21/2018 01:38:00 PM

(11/21/2018 01:27:00 PM) - Al

Badgers alert...ESPN at 1:30 Central time, as they are in a holiday tourney in the Bahamas.

As always, I hope they go 2-1 or 3-0 in the 8 team affair. Tons of ranked teams, as are the Badgers, who are ranked 25th.

11/21/2018 01:27:00 PM

(11/21/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm not an expert on anything, damn it.

11/21/2018 12:00:00 PM

(11/21/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

trying to not scare the younger generation away...

11/21/2018 11:30:00 AM

(11/21/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Of course they are.

Not only is he a well known liberal, the accuser is not a crazy liar who does not recall when or where the event took place. I'm not sure Ford could tell you what her name was on the day in question. Because she doesn't know what day it was, or the date, or the month...or the damn year.

They choose their battles stupidly.

11/21/2018 10:30:00 AM

(11/21/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

From what I've seen, a lot of ya will need to "save an overcooked turkey" tomorrow. I was 25 before I knew the turkey I had been eating my whole life was overcooked.

To quote George Carlin, people think they need to cook the sh#% out of everything.

11/21/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/21/2018 08:47:00 AM) - Al

Ryan Braun back in MIL to stand in the cold Miller Park parking lot and accept donations.

It's not just a shock he does this, but does it a day before a holiday every year.

11/21/2018 08:47:00 AM

(11/21/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

From what I've seen, they are attempting to say someone involved in politics may not use email.

Good luck with all that.

11/21/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/21/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al


Lots of funeral jokes the last couple days. I must have missed death being the "in" thing.

11/21/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/21/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

Terrible, selfish people not getting along with other terrible, selfish people.

The irony? Millions of sheep blindly agreed with everything they said, because they weren't intelligent enough to google who the hell they were. 

11/21/2018 04:30:00 AM

(11/21/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

They choose their heroes poorly update.

At least they didn't name a Navy ship after this one.

11/21/2018 01:30:00 AM

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

(11/20/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

No late word on anymore additions, so I will assume Olczak will remain on a minor league contract and Rule 5 eligible. From what I hear, his out pitch is his breaking ball, so here's hoping he is not taken, as he "only" throws in the low 90's.

11/20/2018 11:30:00 PM

(11/20/2018 08:23:00 PM) - Al

Dietrich was sought after by the Brewers and several other teams at the deadline.

11/20/2018 08:23:00 PM

(11/20/2018 07:26:00 PM) - Al

Dodgers DFA Goeddel, who had an outstanding 2018, and has stellar K numbers throughout his entire career. He also is equally good versus RH and LH hitters.

That's the guy I can see Stearns adding, though he is eligible for arby. 

Locastro is interesting as well, as he's played all over the field, gets on base at a good clip, and steals bases at a 90% clip.

11/20/2018 07:26:00 PM

(11/20/2018 06:51:00 PM) - Al

Spangenberg and Cordoba are both interesting names...Cory is a very capable LH 2B/3B/LF/RF, with a career 750+ OPS versus RHP, and a 600ish OPS versus LHP...very much a platoon guy, but not helpless versus southpaws either.

Cordoba was my top Rule 5 pick after the 2016 season, and is still just 23 next year. Looks like he was injured and predictably struggled in A+ ball last season. He would still have 2 options left, and I would at least look to steal him now and try to sneak him through waivers later.

11/20/2018 06:51:00 PM

(11/20/2018 06:44:00 PM) - Al

Not only is he going to keep Kavanaugh off the court, he's gonna be our next president!

11/20/2018 06:44:00 PM

(11/20/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

If I were ever to make a list of my favorite words, "unpossible" would be near the top. True statement though.

As Billy Shakespeare said, why be limited to words that actually exist? Years ago, I stopped using hyphens in words such as short term, because, well, it's stupid. I also do not capitalize words like "heimlich" maneuver just because it was originally a name before it became a word. That's not just stupid, it's absurd.

11/20/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/20/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm having a hard time believing people are really this stupid.

11/20/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/20/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

If the rubes are waiting in line for scraps, that leaves them more dependent on the government for all their needs.

See how it works? The lower the standard of living, the lower the expectations. That makes it easier to convince the peasants how fortunate they are their holiday basket contained gruel and vegetable broth this year.

11/20/2018 03:30:00 PM

(11/20/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

They hate him because he speaks the truth.

11/20/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:44:00 PM) - Al

I tell you honey, I had no idea they were gonna do that.

11/20/2018 01:44:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:36:00 PM) - Al

Brewers add Stokes and Supak to 40, per The Atlantic. Can choose to add more later, if they wish, as deadline is this evening.

11/20/2018 01:36:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Fultz has appeared injured since the moment he arrived in the NBA.

While it is possible he attempted to change his form and now his muscle memory is so goofed up he sometimes struggles to not shoot like a wounded penguin, the simplest solution is almost always the correct one.

11/20/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:21:00 PM) - Al

Sign those aging veterans they said. They'll be great only playing 20-25 minutes a game they said.

The Kings are about the only team with the cap space to take those contracts on, so if they choose to, they might well get to add young players and/or draft picks if they choose to acquire Anthony or Smith (and would probably just buy them out or release them all but immediately.

11/20/2018 01:21:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:10:00 PM) - Al

I'm not saying I'm a nerd, but Perrin was traded months ago.

That's like calling your wife by the name of your old girlfriend where I come from.

11/20/2018 01:10:00 PM

(11/20/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Talk about hitting the nail on the head.

11/20/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/20/2018 12:51:00 PM) - Al

Why do I only pay attention to Rasmussen?

Because the others ones not only suck, but they always suck in the same direction.*

*Coincidentally, of course.

11/20/2018 12:51:00 PM

(11/20/2018 12:37:00 PM) - Al

Almost every team in MLB will make a few moves today as Rule 5 prep is necessary. Along with that, and related to it, many players will become free agents as they are, in effect, DFA'd or released early to make room for more players that have to be protected.

For example, the Brewers have 37 players on the 40 man roster (I think). I predicted they would add 3, but let's say they decide to add 4...they will simply take players they do not wish to tender a contract for 2018 off before the deadline (which I believe is NOV30) off the 40. Jonathon Schoop is one of the players on the bubble, depending on what else the club decides to do with Pina, Kratz, Jennings, Cedeno, Saladino, and possibly even Perez, as his salary will be around $3M next season, high for a reserve.

11/20/2018 12:37:00 PM

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

How dare they assign him an age based solely on his chronological time on the planet?

11/20/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/20/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Some of us pointed this out when it happened.

Others are only doing so now after the "women's march" is long forgotten and not in the news anymore.

Of course, it's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything.

11/20/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/20/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Wait until that eternity in hell hits.

Try surfing that, Ford.

11/20/2018 05:00:00 AM

(11/20/2018 01:25:00 AM) - Al

So I'm at a funeral yesterday, and I asked the priest for the wifi password. He said "Have some respect." I then asked if that was all lowercase and with no spaces.

Of course that really didn't happen. Because I don't go to funerals.

11/20/2018 01:25:00 AM

(11/20/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

She couldn't spell cat if you spotted her "cat."

11/20/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, November 19, 2018

(11/19/2018 07:04:00 PM) - Al

MLBTR have no FA's in the top 10 going to the Crew, but they came in 2nd for Eovaldi and 4th for Corbin, Happ, and Keuchel.

Being a contrarian, I had them signing Grandal (and Kelvin Herrera). I discussed this once before, as Yasmani is known to be an excellent pitch framer and solid defender, but had a rough postseason. If they feel this was a small sample, they will go after him. If they feel he is a crappy defender, they will not.

11/19/2018 07:04:00 PM

(11/19/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

30 point buck?

Hold his beer.

11/19/2018 05:00:00 PM

(11/19/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I give Crenshaw credit for not beating the living hell out of everyone in this room and then giving himself up to authorities.

11/19/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/19/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

11/19/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/19/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm sorry, but the way I understand it, no woman has ever lied about anything in the history of time. That "innocent until proven guilty line is as outdated as the Constitution.*

Kids either. All those people are scum, with their witchcraft and talking animals...

*which, rumor has it, is over 200 years old.

11/19/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/19/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

President Trump's approval rating at 50% today.

If only the average GOP politician were as popular.

11/19/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/19/2018 02:11:00 PM) - Al

Brewers name coaches. Have heard of Hook, no surprise he is probably very analytics friendly. Been in organization for over a decade.

11/19/2018 02:11:00 PM

(11/19/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Why won't anyone ask you out? Because a couple weeks ago, you insisted a guy asking you on a date was equivalent to sexual assault.

Funny how they never really think stuff out.

11/19/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/19/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al


11/19/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/19/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al


11/19/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/19/2018 12:58:00 PM) - Al

BUMP/UPDATE: I see some folks are saying Carlos Herrera will be added to the 40 because he throws hard. He also had a 5.46 ERA in Appleton last year. And a K/BB ratio  barely over 1. And he'll only be 21. I doubt it.

Possible additions to the 40 man
Trey Supak--23 next season. Main cog in the Jason Rogers trade (Broxton was the throw in), former 2nd round pick of Pirates. ranks him 13th in system, split season between high A and AA; 8-7, 2.48 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 0.4 HR/9, 8 K/9, 2.80 K/BB. In my mind, he's probably the only sure add. Prediction: YES.

Jon Olczak--25 next season. Former 11th round pick of Crew, went 10-3, 1.39 ERA almost entirely in AA, all in relief. Followed that up with a 1.50 ERA in the Arizona Fall League. 0.98 WHIP, 0.2 HR/9 (only allowed 1 HR while facing 230 batters), 9.7 K/9, 3.3-1 K/BB. Sub .200 BAA versus both LH and RH hitters. Only gave up more than a single earned run once all of 2018. does not have him ranked in the top 30 prospects, probably due to his advanced age. Still, one cannot ignore video game type stats. He's a 2 pitch guy and solely a reliever, so his ceiling is not that high. Still, if not protected, he seems certain to be taken, something you cannot say about anyone else in the organization other than Supak. Prediction: YES

Troy Stokes--23 next season. Former 4th round pick by the previous regime. Spent 2018 in AA, .343/.430, with 19 steals in 21 tries. Ranked 15th best prospect in system by Won minor league Gold Glove for defensive work last year. Why is this a question? Well, he's only 5-8. He has a below average throwing arm, and while he can play all 3 OF spots, has played LF 85% of the time in the minors (though playing on the same team as Corey Ray has upped that number). BA of only .233 LY, only .251 in 2017. Walks a lot, but strikes out often as well, 27% of his PA's last year. Finally, Tyrone Taylor was already added to the 40, and Corey Ray, while he does not have to be protected from the Rule 5 due to his lack of pro experience, obviously ranks above Stokes as a prospect. He's a borderline guy, and under Stearns, they rarely are protected. Still, one number jumps out at me...44%. In 2018, 44% of his hits were for extra bases, and 38% in his career. Doubles often turn into homers as players develop and add muscle. I would not be surprised if he's not, but I'm guessing he is. Prediction: YES.

Bubba Derby--25 next season. Former 6th round pick of the A's, acquired with Nottingham in Khris Davis swap. 4.49 ERA in Colorado Springs, which, as with the rest of the western PCL, is an offensive environment. Derby will almost certainly have a major league career, but it's tough to get excited about him. Kind of a blah guy, seems to me there are many minor league FA's of similar talent. That said, only 25, so he may turn into something more. I have him as a slight miss. Prediction: NO

Jake Gatewood--23 next season. Former 1st round pick of the Crew. Ranked 10th by Prodigious power, but after bouncing all over the field on defense, seems to have settled in at 1B (though projects to have the athletic ability to be a 1B/LF/RF in the majors). .302/.466 in tough to hit Southern League. Only 28 walks to go along with 114 K's. To me, he just makes too many outs. Prediction: NO

Cody Ponce--25 next season. Former 2nd round pick of the Crew. 7-6, 4.36 ERA in AA. Fastball, cutter, curve all are projectable to the majors. I think he'll eventually be a solid reliever. Just not enough upside and success yet to add to the 40. Prediction: NO

Devin Williams--24 next season. Former 1st round pick of Crew. Missed all of 2017 due to injury. Throws hard, but no success since 2016, when he was decent in high A. Prediction: NO

Nate Griep--25 next season. Former 8th round pick of the Crew. Good AA reliever, 2 30+ saves seasons in minors. Walks too many, mediocre versus LH bats. Prediction: NO

Nate Orf--29 next season. Undrafted FA. Lost his luster to many after 25 mediocre big league PA's, but he can still hit, run, and defend 7 positions. His ceiling may be that of a utility guy, but that's what we have thought he was for years. He could have been had for a 40 man spot last SEP and went unclaimed, so it's doubtful anyone will take him and have to keep him on the 25 man all season, especially with his advanced age. I think he'll have a nice career though. Prediction: NO.

Conner Harber--25 next season. Drafted in 16th round by Crew. 2.54 ERA, but mostly in high A ball. Too many walks too. Similar to Griep actually. Prediction: NO.

Quintin Torres Costa, a lefty reliever who may have been added for SEP, had a very nice season in AA/AAA, but had to have Tommy John surgery afterwards. I assume he will go unprotected and undrafted, as a team would have to pay him a major league salary to sit on the DL and then keep him up all of 2020.

11/19/2018 12:58:00 PM

(11/19/2018 12:14:00 PM) - Al

Just wondering how big of a nerd you gotta be to enter the realm of this discussion.

11/19/2018 12:14:00 PM

(11/19/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

11/19/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/19/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Attention whore (pun intended) unhappy with unwanted attention from telling tales.

That's a shame.

11/19/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/19/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al


I'm not saying they're hypocrites. They don't need my help.

The funny part is, he's failed at everything he's attempted to do, except get elected. Obamacare is nothing less than a disaster for those who are stuck with it. His economy was 8 years of "bad luck" and "malaise." And, especially damning, was both his foreign policy and economic failures have been easily righted simply by someone giving a damn.

11/19/2018 05:30:00 AM

(11/19/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al


They choose their battles poorly. See Kavanaugh, Brett.

11/19/2018 01:30:00 AM

Sunday, November 18, 2018

(11/18/2018 08:35:00 PM) - Al

Think how nice it would be to get paid to not be able to count ballots as well as a damn 7 year old one night every couple years.

What a frickin' idiot. Don't let the door hit ya in your incompetent should be in prison ass on the way out.

11/18/2018 08:35:00 PM

(11/18/2018 04:44:00 PM) - Al



11/18/2018 04:44:00 PM

(11/18/2018 12:19:00 PM) - Al

Teams will be filling out their 40 man rosters before TUE when they must be set to give teams prep time for the Rule 5 draft (FYI, if you see anyone using the self important and incorrect, but fancy "Rule V" moniker, they're the type that won't tip because they're afraid the recipient might spend it on booze).

It occurred to me that I have not given you my predictions, though I already admitted being incorrect on Tyrone Taylor.

11/18/2018 12:19:00 PM

(11/18/2018 12:13:00 PM) - Al

Eovaldi was on the Brewers' list long before his stellar late season success. Probably pushed his demands out of the Crew's range, but they can make a solid offer and make others overpay, as happened last year with Cobb, Darvish, and others.

11/18/2018 12:13:00 PM

(11/18/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Why do they call it fake news?

Because it's fake news.

11/18/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/18/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

I have mentioned this often. When you hear the term used, it's always a person completely ignorant of the Constitution.

11/18/2018 01:30:00 AM

Saturday, November 17, 2018

(11/17/2018 07:50:00 PM) - Al


8M people own AR15's, many own several. I'm not saying they're just out to take your guns. But they are, and they do not hide the fact once they take them, you'll be helpless to stop them from killing you.

Which is why the founding fathers guaranteed that right. They were protecting the citizens from those who insist we should eliminate the 2nd Amendment.

Ironic, huh?

11/17/2018 07:50:00 PM

(11/17/2018 06:17:00 PM) - Al

DJ Wilson should join them as soon as he gets healthy. Even with their tremendous depth, quality role players like Delly hasn't got more than a coupler minutes except in garbage time.

11/17/2018 06:17:00 PM

(11/17/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

To the left, the real enemy is the right...not terrorists or foreign powers.

This was Obama's belief too, butt his clown is actually dumb enough to say it out loud.

11/17/2018 04:30:00 PM

(11/17/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Rosenthal says Moustakas' best fit would be with the Brewers on the MLBN.

One of the most underrated aspects of the team Stearns built was the defense and the baserunning. MM is not a speed demon, but he is not a plodder either, like Aguilar and whoever catches.

Another interesting aspect is that the Crew will only bring in one infielder, and that includes Schoop, who will get about $10M if offered arby. Shaw's ability to play 2B or 3B allows them to look for the best fit at either spot.

11/17/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/17/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Only against whites.

11/17/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/17/2018 11:16:00 AM) - Al

The GOP's failure to embrace President Trump's unapologetic fiscal conservatism and successful economic blueprint is probably why they do not have 55-58 Senate seats next year.

In the AZ aftermath, one need not look past how unpopular their incumbents were when one wonders why so many Republicans stayed home. If you had bothered to show up and vote and your senators were Jeff Flake and John McCain, seemingly going out of their way to keep progress from happening every day in DC, it's an easy call to stay home.

11/17/2018 11:16:00 AM

(11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Hannah is mighty cute, but I only watch to listen to her speak.

That's how angels talk, you know.

They're building a cabin that they are going to use as a gym and a guest house. By the look of her muscular thighs, she does not need to work out another day in her life. 

11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/17/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I blame the Model T SUV.

11/17/2018 10:00:00 AM

(11/17/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Not only is this off the charts stupid, the fact they did not have puppies offends me to the bone.

11/17/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/17/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, anything works when you look like Shania Twain.

Trust me, puddles of urine ain't working for me.

11/17/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/17/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Watch it to the end.

11/17/2018 05:30:00 AM

(11/17/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

11/17/2018 02:00:00 AM

Friday, November 16, 2018

(11/16/2018 08:30:00 PM) - Al

If I were them, I would say if a reporter yells out a question without first being told they can ask a question, they will be evicted. For life.

The room would be empty in 3 days.

The irony is, the old media will now have to follow a strict set of rules because they could not help but act like children. Those framing this as a victory are as clueless as the old media.

11/16/2018 08:30:00 PM

(11/16/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Keep talking.

They think we won't remember, but they thought the same thing about railroading Judge Kavanaugh.

11/16/2018 08:00:00 PM

(11/16/2018 06:55:00 PM) - Al

MIL also linked to interest in Yankees' Sonny Gray, which was also the rumored at the JUL and AUG trading deadlines.

11/16/2018 06:55:00 PM

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

The only thing left is to see if we freeze to death or melt in the extreme heat.

By the way, didn't a famous community organizer promise to slow the rise of the oceans? Funny no one ever brings that up.

11/16/2018 06:00:00 PM

(11/16/2018 05:49:00 PM) - Al

This could be excellent news if Granderson wants to play another year and he likes MIL. I would probably predict $3-5M for him.

11/16/2018 05:49:00 PM

(11/16/2018 05:47:00 PM) - Al

Yes it is. That's why the left pushes for "equality," which is everyone being a have not.

That was the state of all mankind until about 500 years ago, and it meant mass starvation and death.

11/16/2018 05:47:00 PM

(11/16/2018 05:30:00 PM) - Al

It's a cross some of us are forced to bear.

11/16/2018 05:30:00 PM

(11/16/2018 05:12:00 PM) - Al

After the embarrassing announcement, he walked back to his office, cleaned up a coffee spill with a grocery bag full of $100 bills and asked the pilot to fly the chartered gold plated helicopter 3 miles to his home.

11/16/2018 05:12:00 PM

(11/16/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Gent in PA has a livestream on You Tube right now. Said he just came from a farm sale, in which a farmer sold his entire herd of about 110 cows. Said the top price was $1500, but that very good cows sold for $1k and very passable, solid cows sold for $500-600. I believe he said a few went for $300-400.

He said if you're a farmer looking to get out, wait until spring. He said he was almost getting emotional about the terrible prices the farmer received.

He made a point I had never heard said before. In talking to others at the sale, it was pointed out that if you go into a bank and say you want money to start a 100 cow herd, you'll get laughed at and escorted out. However, if you say you want to start a 1000 cow herd, good chance you'll leave with all the money you need.

Apparently, volume is king.

11/16/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/16/2018 02:26:00 PM) - Al

John Henson will miss 12 weeks. The Bucks' big man depth will be tested.

As mentioned, Maker should move up a notch in the rotation, and quite possibly Wood as well.

11/16/2018 02:26:00 PM

(11/16/2018 02:19:00 PM) - Al

Morosi also notes within that column that the Brewers are exploring the market for rotation help and have shown some preliminary interest in righty Anibal Sanchez. The 34-year-old parlayed a minor league deal with the Braves into an absolutely brilliant rebound campaign that landed him 28th on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agent rankings. Beyond a 2.83 ERA with 8.9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 0.99 HR/9 and a 45 percent ground-ball rate in 134 1/3 innings, Sanchez also allowed the least hard contact of any pitcher in the game, per Statcast.--MLBTR

We all know that Stearns is a firm believer in preventing hard contact in pitchers and picking up high velocity hitters. That's why Yelich is in MIL.

Stearns is also a believer in finding bargains, and has no trouble with guys that do not throw hard. That is one reason Chacin ended up in MIL. 

11/16/2018 02:19:00 PM

(11/16/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Not only did the SUV do nothing to assist the police officer getting shot at, he then backed his vehicle around a blind corner.

One has to wonder if the driver was Brenda Snipes...

11/16/2018 12:00:00 PM

(11/16/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Seems to me that 2 minutes might have easily been made up by not standing in front of the cameras and telling everyone how dumb they are while you attempt, without success, to count ballots from 9 freaking days ago before a hard deadline expires.

This may well be the stupidest person on the planet.

11/16/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/16/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al


Only if they were consistent. As we all know, the law is applied differently based on if you want to punish success.

11/16/2018 10:00:00 AM

(11/16/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Tucker Max used to be hilarious.

Now, he's just a rich white dude with nothing better to do than take esctasy and insist it works great, even though it has failed like every other thing he's tried.

I wonder, if possible, he's ever just considered that there's nothing wrong with him? As we talk about often here, back when no one knew where their next meal was coming from, everyone just got up and went out, looked for nuts and berries, and hoped some animal dropped dead in front of them so they could eat that day.

Now, spoiled fellas with nothing better to do insist that...wait for it...they are incredibly special and need special attention.

11/16/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/16/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al


They already had 41 in the grave. I'm not saying they're morons. They don't need my help. 

11/16/2018 06:00:00 AM

(11/16/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Why are the Dems so full of hate?

I am not an expert on the subject, but I assume it's directly related to giving people that hate Jews prominent positions in the party because it's easier to look the other way than do something about it.

It's also not a shock that miserable people want everyone to be as miserable as they are.

11/16/2018 04:00:00 AM

(11/16/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Obviously, this was caused by climate change in 10k BC, caused by prehistoric SUV's and prehistoric cow farts.

Because if you disagree, you're a prehistoric science denier.

I mean, hey, it's settled, you stupid rube.

11/16/2018 01:30:00 AM

Thursday, November 15, 2018

(11/15/2018 07:29:00 PM) - Al

Always one writer that insists on embarrassing themselves.

11/15/2018 07:29:00 PM

(11/15/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling son got a 34 on his ACT test.

1. I guess this is pretty good.

2. I also got a 34 on mine. Unfortunately, back in my day, that meant 34%.

11/15/2018 06:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 05:58:00 PM) - Al

And in 10 years, it will also be 10 years away. Funny how that works.

The solution, of course, taking money from the successful, always remains the same.

11/15/2018 05:58:00 PM

(11/15/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

$700M to rebels, billions in cash on pallets to Iran; pretty soon, you're talking about real money.

I recall a wise man saying it would take 50 years to clear up Obama's foreign policy mess. That dude is a brilliant savant.

11/15/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Deet. Lots of deet. Then, use more deet.

I'm reminded that 10-20 years ago, the cool kids insisted deet was some evil chemical that caused cancer, birth defects, and...even worse, was said to make some bad people yearn for small government and fiscal responsibility.

I was told the science was settled.

11/15/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

This is why they're afraid of strong conservative women.

11/15/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The ratings speak for themselves. He's a hack and attention whore.

11/15/2018 01:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Raising your right hand is not a Nazi salute. It's raising your right hand.

It's done in many churches every Sunday as they pray or express devotion to their higher power.

This is why the old media's approval rating is lower than most sexually transmitted diseases.

11/15/2018 12:00:00 PM

(11/15/2018 11:22:00 AM) - Al

MLB to announce a new TV deal soon. Old one paid each team about $50M per season. New one to be determined.

Manfred extended also. Those 2 things are not exclusive of each other.

11/15/2018 11:22:00 AM

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

This guy is great. his stuff.

11/15/2018 11:00:00 AM

(11/15/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

This is why they hate him.

There's no way they can convince the rubes no one is getting ahead when, damn it to hell, so many successful people are getting ahead.

11/15/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/15/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Rewriting history is hard.

Hence, sometimes the truth is so painful, they have to rewrite the present.

11/15/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/15/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Someone must have realized that even with her openly cheating, she still wasn't going to "find" enough votes.

I just read last week the least said phrase in human history is "Republicans make up deficit and win election on missing ballots."

I'm not saying they cheat. But it is funny how those late votes always seem to come in more to the left of Lenin and Marx.

11/15/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/15/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

He's right you know.

11/15/2018 06:30:00 AM

(11/15/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Move along, there's nothing to see here.

Even a witch hunt pretending to look for/make something up on Trump finds dirt on Hillary.

11/15/2018 04:00:00 AM

(11/15/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Heard a college aged woman use the phrase "rocket surgery" today. I assumed she had jumbled "rocket science" and "brain surgery" in her mind and made a speaking error. The Rambling wife agreed, but the Rambling son said he has heard that said on many occasions, it's kind of a joke, a play on words.

Is it possible the young people are just outsmarting us old fogies?

11/15/2018 01:00:00 AM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

I'm not saying all hate crimes are fake.

I don't need to. Facts is facts.

11/14/2018 11:00:00 PM

(11/14/2018 10:19:00 PM) - Al

Avenatti has been accused of a terrible act, but as one that believes in due process, let's not be hasty about insisting he's guilty.

However, I do seem to recall an admitted sexual molester saying "It doesn't matter if he's guilty or not."

So, there you go.

Funny how things work out. I seem to recall someone pointing out how poorly the left chooses their heroes. Game, set, and match. Every one of the accusers and their lawyers have been shown to be liars and money hungry harlots.

Kavanaugh? He's on the Supreme Court, and spending time with his beautiful family.

Somewhere, Keith Ellison is laughing and saying, "What an amateur. But, I'm sure she deserved it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go charge me some Jews."

11/14/2018 10:19:00 PM

(11/14/2018 06:35:00 PM) - Al

Karma is one helluva drug.

11/14/2018 06:35:00 PM

(11/14/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Coincidentally, the solution is also the same...take more cash from the successful.

I might admit, it's astounding how little thought they've put into this.

11/14/2018 02:30:00 PM

(11/14/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

But I've been told by the smartest president ever that lower taxes does not create more revenue.

1. He's ignorant on economics.*

2. You can outspend any income stream. We do it every year, mostly because of mindless bureaucrats that spend today plotting how to have have a job tomorrow.

And several other subjects. Remember when he gave pallets of cash to Iran? Good times.

11/14/2018 12:30:00 PM

(11/14/2018 11:19:00 AM) - Al

We're firing you because other teams want to give your assistant a better job.


11/14/2018 11:19:00 AM

(11/14/2018 11:06:00 AM) - Al

The Nationals are hoping that a hearing later this week will represent a major step toward the resolution of their longstanding dispute with the Orioles over television rights fees, as Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. A three-person panel consisting of Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, Mariners CEO Kevin Mather, and Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro will hear the case.--MLBTR 

Downside of being a MLB get asked to take part in hellishly boring stuff like this.

They couldn't me pay attention, however. Ask my teachers.

11/14/2018 11:06:00 AM

(11/14/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Because they're oodles better than public schools because the government and unions don't run them into the ground.

11/14/2018 09:30:00 AM

(11/14/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I think the Brewers will eye and go after several of the players on this list...and not just their own.

Roark seems like a fit. I talked about him last offseason too. 

11/14/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/14/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Of course they did.

11/14/2018 07:00:00 AM

(11/14/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Of course he is.

11/14/2018 04:00:00 AM

(11/14/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

I was thinking a good "compromise" pick would be some goofy liberal who says the Constitution is crap because it's over 200 years old.

11/14/2018 01:30:00 AM

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

(11/13/2018 08:41:00 PM) - Al

Badgers defeat Xavier in the Gavitt tip off classic. Happ, Davison, and Trice lead the way. Trevor Anderson will probably just be a role player, but he'll be a good one.

11/13/2018 08:41:00 PM

(11/13/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

If only someone other than myself could have possibly foreseen this, since it was as obvious as the fact climate change always involves taking more money from the successful.

11/13/2018 07:00:00 PM

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

Of course, we all know the real reason is the immense desire to be on the same team as the Rambling son, who is in the background of one of the pics at the link.

11/13/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/13/2018 02:20:00 PM) - Al

At 10, water is wet, winter is cold.

11/13/2018 02:20:00 PM

(11/13/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I think I hit a nerve with my hatred of The Dixie Chicks. One gent pointed out they have not had a top 20 single since...2002, despite several releases (actually, none have hit the top 35, not even on the country chart). Another pointed out they only reappear to "put a toe in the water" and then disappear again when they find out they're still despised.

I admit, the funniest part is they have not even been embraced by the left, who happily supported unabashed criminals and thugs in Occupy and now Antifa.

Perhaps the funniest thing is, if you'll recall, they got into a feud with noted proud American and frequent USO performer Toby Keith (not to self...if you google Dixie Chicks and USO, one does not find a single performance...selfish is as selfish does, despite plenty of time on their hands)...I wonder how that turned out? Hint, scroll to #1.

That's a shame.

11/13/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/13/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

I believe the quote they used was "it doesn't matter if he did it or not."

It's all about the truth unless lies work better.

11/13/2018 05:00:00 AM

(11/13/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

The idea of just sitting there and taking it is exactly what the Dems count on.

Why run if you're not going to fight for what was, to be blunt, very likely stolen by terrible people. In FL, they're not even covering their tracks, as they admit to breaking the rules on several occasions, as if to say, "What you gonna do about it, white boy?" Being afraid of being called racist for pointing out black people flaunting the law is exactly what they're counting on.

Reminds me of John McCain and Mitt Romney.

They call it losing gracefully. History refers to it as losing.

Liz Cheney seems to have the right idea. Fight like a girl. That old saying that "Republicans are too civil for a Civil War"...well, the hell with them.

When being adults does not pay off

11/13/2018 02:30:00 AM

Monday, November 12, 2018

(11/12/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

Unless she has a recording, she just guaranteed herself she'll never work in management or baseball again.

To be truthful, I heard of lots of sexist things said back when I worked for a toy store that's now out of business. I've never mentioned any specifics, because it accomplishes nothing. To me, it speaks worse of the accuser.

11/12/2018 10:00:00 PM

(11/12/2018 08:38:00 PM) - Al

I saw Trumpy Bear advertised last Xmas on Outnumbered, methinks. I have to agree, it's far superior to a Che Guevara Tshirt, which just shows the wearer's ignorance of history.

I'd love to be at a Xmas celebration in which this was a sought after gift. I know the Rambling wife's uncle that reads Ramblings would too. Being surrounded by patriotic Americans who believe government should be fiscally responsible would be a fine thing.

11/12/2018 08:38:00 PM

(11/12/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

It's not just California, by the way. All the western states have ignored basic management practices because...they think more trees is better.

It ain't. Controlled burns have been a common sense prevention technique for 150 years.

11/12/2018 07:00:00 PM

(11/12/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Considering Macron's approval rating is about 30 points lower than President Trump's, and, even worse, he's from France, I don't think I could possibly give less of a damn what he thinks.

11/12/2018 04:30:00 PM

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

Of course it is. I hear she's in near perfect health...unless, of course, there are stairs in the vicinity.

11/12/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/12/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

After voting to kill it, he voted to save it...because the president agreed with him.

The Dems refused to support the "right to try" bill after supporting it for years, because President Trump pushed for it, and eventually signed it into law.

Because politics is far more important than allowing the terminally ill to save their life. It's easy to change your mind when you really don't believe in anything.

11/12/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/12/2018 01:51:00 PM) - Al

I posted this yesterday, but since today is the official post office holiday, I'll link to it here.

Someone in the comments said the patriotic guitar solo was Ted Nugent, which makes perfect sense.

The Dixie Chicks could not be bothered to do something like this, as they spend all their time trying to be relevant while trying to locate a veteran to spit on.

11/12/2018 01:51:00 PM

(11/12/2018 01:47:00 PM) - Al

Brewers sign Perdomo, a former top prospect, to a minor league deal.

11/12/2018 01:47:00 PM

(11/12/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

The most likely possible Yelich like trade the Crew could make?

A package headlined by Hiura to the Royals for Whit Merrifield. Merrifield was slow to develop, and will be 30 next April, with 4 years of team control remaining.

I would assume it would take Hiura, another top prospect, and 2 other solid prospects, though given the Royals' place in the success cycle, they could be low level guys. Just to throw out an example package...Hiura, Gray, Houser, and Jarvis would make sense for both teams.

11/12/2018 09:00:00 AM

(11/12/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Long but interesting feature on milk and its alternatives. Though from England, educational. I have never heard of "oat milk" but it sounds good. Not a fan of almond milk, as it has a strong after taste, and I love almonds.

11/12/2018 07:30:00 AM

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

Nice video posted at one of the You Tube channels I watch, as Ben heads back to work.

Thank you to all veterans, past and present. The patriots among us thank you.

The others, well, they won't be happy until anarchy reigns. Because, you know, they know better.

11/11/2018 03:00:00 PM

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

I'm not saying many of them are really stupid.

They do not need my help.

11/11/2018 11:30:00 AM

(11/11/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh. If you don't laugh, you'll cry.

It's funny because it's true.

If you're a good looking person and have a hatred of free markets, the left has a place for you.

11/11/2018 10:30:00 AM

(11/11/2018 10:24:00 AM) - Al

That's because the public does not care for the optics of an old grumpy dude grabbing the mic and pushing away the arm of a young female intern.

The old media doesn't give a damn about women, as proven by their love of Keith Ellison. It's all about if there's a (D) after the name.

11/11/2018 10:24:00 AM

(11/11/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Another day, another old media attempt at a fictional controversy found to be made up.

Meanwhile, the world is at peace and the economy is booming at heights not seen since Reagan (coincidentally).

They won't be happy until you're as miserable as they are.

11/11/2018 06:30:00 AM

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

Envy is a helluva drug.

11/11/2018 01:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 10, 2018

(11/10/2018 07:37:00 PM) - Al

Now it's all becoming clear.

11/10/2018 07:37:00 PM

(11/10/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

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Heh. I had a client of mine tell me once he saw 120 deer in a field the day before hunting season opened one year. As he got in his truck about 6:15 opening day, he heard a volley of gunshots, technically a few minutes before the official opening of the season. He never saw a single deer in all 9 days.

11/10/2018 04:00:00 PM

(11/10/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Recently, the Rambling wife's grandpa passed away. The Rambling son did not want to miss school and curling practice, so he and I stayed home while the Rambling wife left TUE and came home THU to give her knee most rest time between long drives when it stiffens up.

The Rambling son was literally giggly with excitement that he could pull his car into the garage while she was gone so he did not have to scrape it off in the mornings. Other than that, I don't think he even noticed she was gone.

I, of course, could barely sleep, without her ever present knee in my groin.

11/10/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/10/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

I want to help cheat.

No wasted taxpayer dollars there.

11/10/2018 03:00:00 PM

(11/10/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I feel the proper reading of the Constitution allows for abortion until life outside the womb is possible, but the difference between me and them is, I know this is true.

11/10/2018 02:00:00 PM

(11/10/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Jarryd Bayless sent to Wolves as salary match in Butler trade.

He's overpaid, but he is a nice role player, and hits 3's at an incredible success rate.

11/10/2018 01:30:00 PM

(11/10/2018 12:45:00 PM) - Al

Butler should be ashamed of himself, but the lesson here is, there's no reason letting this go down to the last minute. Extend him or trade him.

11/10/2018 12:45:00 PM

(11/10/2018 12:23:00 PM) - Al

If she was a conservative, she might not get away with blatantly ignoring the law.

If you doubt that, Hillary Clinton destroyed her hard drive with a hammer in which she had illegally downloaded confidential emails to from her illegal email account...and the FBI typed up excuses why they were not going to charge her before they even interviewed her.

None of those facts in the above paragraph are even argued. Instead, it's met with a shrug, followed by an under the breath muttering of, "Don't the rubes know she's a Democrat?"

11/10/2018 12:23:00 PM

(11/10/2018 11:46:00 AM) - Al

Moore had a nice year in AAA with the Crew last year, though, half his games were at altitude. Tough for a minor leaguer to turn down a major league offer.

I believe he was just picked up as a minor league FA last year.

11/10/2018 11:46:00 AM

(11/10/2018 11:36:00 AM) - Al

Being reported as Berry is joining the major league coaching me, "coordinator" is usually a term used for a guy who works with minor leaguers, but not just a specific team. Time will tell.

11/10/2018 11:36:00 AM

(11/10/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

While the Dems have tried for 2 years to make up some dirt on the president, they openly cheer on cheating and "hey look, we found another pile of almost entirely lefty ballots" by someone who has not only done it before, but is now, without hesitation, ignoring a court order to stop.

They're not all terrible people. But they sure seem to have no problem accepting there are terrible people in their midst and looking the other way.

11/10/2018 11:30:00 AM

(11/10/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Berry takes a coaching gig with the Brewers minor leaguers.

11/10/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/10/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Until 5 minutes before it happened, the old media was making fun of President Reagan for saying "tear down that wall."

He wasn't very bright you know. Coincidentally, however, he is now regarded as smarter than every GOP president that followed him.

Funny how that works.

11/10/2018 06:00:00 AM

(11/10/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Note to self: Turns out having a proven liar and cheater counting ballots was probably not a very good idea.

Note the party affiliation of the guilty is always the same.

11/10/2018 03:30:00 AM

(11/10/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Just read a "do I need to tip?" thread online.

It's quite simple actually...if you need to ask, you have 2 choices.

1. Tip.

2. Know you should tip but decide not to because you are incredibly cheap.

I tip the person when they bring out my "order online" order from McDonald's to the designated parking spot. Why? See #2.

11/10/2018 01:00:00 AM

Friday, November 09, 2018

(11/09/2018 12:55:00 PM) - Al

I doubt the Bills would do anything but run the ball every down. Bama is very fast, but most players would be pushed around like boys fighting men...which is a rather apt description. Wouldn't surprise me if Bama would score some points though.

11/09/2018 12:55:00 PM

(11/09/2018 11:39:00 AM) - Al

Good to hear.

Now, she can go back to falling asleep at she has for years.

11/09/2018 11:39:00 AM

(11/09/2018 11:35:00 AM) - Al

Simply shocking watching the Bucks not just defeat the Warriors by 20+, but dominate them so badly that when the Warriors "cut" the lead to 19, the crowd was the loudest they had been all night.

Giannis was taken out of the game with about 3 minutes left in the 3rd and never returned. With about 7 minutes left in the game, both teams removed their starters and garbage time officially began.

To make this clear, the game was in Oakland.

11/09/2018 11:35:00 AM

(11/09/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al


They used to make fun of Rasmussen for being so pro Trump. Turns out, the others were just artificially holding down the numbers by talking to a 70/30 lefty heavy split.

11/09/2018 10:00:00 AM

(11/09/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

At some point, someone is going to notice Obama never told the truth and was wrong every single time he opened his mouth.

As a leggy small town woman said, "Drill, baby, drill."

Supply and demand is a helluva drug.

The irony? The left still insists it's just a crazy rumor. And, fire is just a fad.

11/09/2018 08:00:00 AM

(11/09/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm old enough to recall Al "Hands" Franken being behind on election night, only to have some crooked clerk "find" ballots for him "in a drawer" the next day.

They're still doing it.

They should simply throw out all ballots counted after the 30 minute after the election mark. The fact they keep "finding" more reeks of fraud. 

11/09/2018 03:30:00 AM

(11/09/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm not sure how many times I have to point this out, but nobody hates illegal immigration more than those who have become citizens legally, often waiting patiently for a decade in a hellhole while paperwork and the like get ironed out.

The funny thing is, the old media still hasn't figured this out, and is shocked...shocked it happens every election.

11/09/2018 12:30:00 AM

Thursday, November 08, 2018

(11/08/2018 10:50:00 PM) - Al


I assume it's because if those white women had a son, they'd look a lot like Brett Kavanaugh.

They choose their battles badly. That's a shame.

11/08/2018 10:50:00 PM

(11/08/2018 09:47:00 PM) - Al

How do they keep finding thousands of ballots in FL?

It's a mystery that may never be solved.

As long you allow them to bypass the rules...they're going to bypass the rules. Notice which party always seems to gain votes...just a coincidence, of course.

What more proof do you need?

11/08/2018 09:47:00 PM

These are the good old days. Some folks are just too busy wishing the streets were paved with gold to enjoy the good times.

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