12:32 am February 20, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 21st, 200912:33 am
Yes, it is still cheating. Cheating is based on the rules of the game and the nature of sport. For one, not everyone on the field has taken PEDs ….. and second, some get more of an advantage than others by using PEDs. Also, it is not just a matter of cheating. As a society we are headed into a deep degradation if we condone people doing things that have a very good chance of harming them just so we can watch them do things other people can not do. Not that I take A-rods admission as his true thoughts on the subject, but he is not the only one who has come to say, “I was young and made a mistake.” Not just because they get caught, but because they realize that it was not a wise thing to do. How could a people consider themselves a civilized society that encourages their young to do things that they may well regret later in life? We should care about one another more than caring about being entertained.
February 21st, 200912:34 am
First time anyone’s belly but my own has ever insulted me…
February 21st, 200912:38 am
No insult meant. Consider you belly a shelf for your beer.
February 21st, 200912:41 am
David’s experience this week is an example of what I am talking about. He is a person. Yet people have treated him like trash because he supposedly got their hopes up regarding their entertainment.
I have done it as well and later regretted it. In the midst of competition I have said things to opposing players or to an official that was degrading to them. Yet they as persons are more important than a game.
When a society of people look more at their responsibility to one another than they look at “I have the right to…” then it is a society that does not have to lock their doors when they leave the house as we use to do when I was a boy. And children can walk to school and walk to their friends house are go to a park to play without their parents going or worrying about them.
February 21st, 200912:42 am
Bubdylan If the fiz ain’t gone the brew is good. Pop the top and listen.
February 21st, 200912:44 am
Just popped the top on a Bud myself.
February 21st, 200912:46 am
DBMac, got it. I should’a thought of that.
February 21st, 200912:48 am
Bubdylan…Seems to me you have no choice. It is the last one in the house. You have no other option.
February 21st, 200912:50 am
Grandfather takes his young grandson out hunting deer for the first time. Tells his grandson what a privilege it is to go hunting and not to take it lightly. Tells him he is to only shoot at deer. No exceptions. Sets him up in a prime spot and goes over a hill to scout out a location for himself. A few minutes pass and the grandfather hears two shots. Excited, he runs toward his grandson to celebrate his first deer kill. When he gets to the boy he sees 2 dead squirrels at his feet. Grandpa scolds the boy and rants about the privilege of hunting and his displeasure the boy failed to follow his rule to only shoot at deer. The boy, upset and excited, tells his grandpa a pack of skunks walked right by him and he didn’t shoot. A coyote family hissed and growled steps in front of him and he didn’t shoot. Two squirrels ran down a tree and up his legs and said “let’s eat one and bury one.” He shot twice.
February 21st, 200912:51 am
Drink it, it’s getting warm.
February 21st, 200912:53 am
Then wake up your wife and tell her to go get more. Explain to her you can’t drive (you need to blog).
February 21st, 200912:57 am
Bubdylan How in the world did you let yourself get down to just one beer?
February 21st, 20091:00 am
Bobby’s Belly By a strange coincidence I’m going squirrel hunting tomorrow. guess I better keep a close watch on my nuts.
Bobby’s Belly, she’ll remind me that drinkin’ and bloggin’ leads to viruses. (Oh, that’s… so weak…)
Night, folks, better hit the pillow before my mutant beer wears off. (It did fizz, so…)
February 21st, 20091:02 am
Bubdylan Good night and God bless.
February 21st, 20091:05 am
Forgot to mention. Drinking a less than full beer requires you to stay up 3 hours. Same as the concussion theory.
February 21st, 20091:06 am
When watching basketball and the announcer says “he’s got hops”, does anybody else get thirsty?
February 21st, 20091:08 am
Anyone got a few hamburgers laying around? I’m damn hungry tonight, guys.
Bobby’s Belly I get thirsty just seeing a rabbit hop.
February 21st, 20091:10 am
Chino I do, but I don’t think you want to travel to Florida to get one.
February 21st, 20091:16 am
Hope you a see a few tomorrow DBack. Been fun tonight guys. DBack if in FL we expect to see you blogging from Dark Star soon.
February 21st, 20091:24 am
remenber the movie MEMENTO?
February 21st, 20091:26 am
I’m in extreme NW FL.
this so called 100 does not let me show my ignorance.
February 21st, 20091:29 am
uga-brave this so called 100 does not let me show my ignorance.
Don’t be so modest. 100 posts is more than enough.
February 21st, 20091:31 am
for all you small timers,
bubdylans, opinion carries weight.
if you cannot find humor in his post’s i somewhat pray for you.
February 21st, 20091:34 am
bubdylan is one of the good guys.
February 21st, 20091:38 am
I don’t understand why would the Braves prefer Garret Anderson to Jim Edmonds. I mean in just 85 games for Chicago he hit 256 with 19 HR 49 RBI’s and a 369 OBP(he hit 269 18 HR 48RBI’s and a 386OBP against righties). He also keeps playing good defense. He is 39 years old, and cheap. Definitely comparable or even better than Griffey.
The only difference is, Edmonds won’t bring the kind of crowd Griffey would. It just seems stupid to me that they haven’t even considered Edmonds.
February 21st, 20091:41 am
what is the old saying from ANIMAL HOUSE, fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.
drunk and stupid, i cornered the market.
fat, never been fat.
dob, ran the chatochee road race in under 45 flat.
always was in time group A, SO my peachtrre time was always under 47 minutes.
February 21st, 20091:52 am
Before I broke my back I ran the Mardi Gras Marathon in 2hrs 52min and 38 sec.
February 21st, 20091:59 am
yeah, that Mardi Gras one takes a long time. Isn’t that the one where you gotta run into every bar and brothel on Bourbon St and partake of something B4 you can go on. 2:52:38 is an excellent time. almost legendary even.
February 21st, 20092:03 am
i run miles around chastain. you definitely do not want to screw with me.
February 21st, 20092:04 am
cmon slick ass run with me?
nolie No, that version took me 4yrs, 3mo, and 23 days.
February 21st, 20092:07 am
Thomas, where have you read where Atl. prefers G.Anderson over Edmonds, or anybody? Personally, I see a trade brewin soon. I really hope Nady is the guy. Who knows, it could be a guy like Luke Scott we end up with, or a very small chance, in my opinion, one of the young OF’s we have right now.
February 21st, 20092:08 am
blah blah, i can run 7 flats in my sleep.
February 21st, 20092:12 am
After the accident, I haven’t run at all.
February 21st, 20092:15 am
I really did love running. Never ran until I joined the Marine Corps and didn’t stop till I my accident.
February 21st, 20092:16 am
you think you are a runner?
come down and run the triple nickles?
pheactree methodist has a class tought by a ex navy seal, that went to the citadel.
we call it the triple nickels.
john f owens is the guy, and we meet at E RIVERS.
SO CMON, FAST RUNNER.
February 21st, 20092:22 am
Fire David and Terrence.
February 21st, 20092:25 am
uga brave you think you are a runner?
Who you talking to?
February 21st, 20092:26 am
Here what needs to be done and really really soon: Sign FA outfielder GARRET ANDERSON…No offense to the likes of Brandon Jones, Gregor Blanco, Jordan Schafer, or even Josh Anderson, but none of those guys, including Matt Diaz, represent what is needed in the middle of the lineup between Chipper Jones and Brian McCann. I also understand that Garret Anderson is not the prototypical “big bopper” that is needed, but he is a run-producing hitter that will not embarrass you in the outfield. (A grand total of TWO errors over the past 2 seasons.) If you really are looking to be in the race from beginning to end and play October baseball, then the same energy should be applied with signing GARRET ANDERSON as it was with Ken Griffey, Jr.
Your 25 man roster will look like this after Spring Training:
Lineup: Josh Anderson, Yunnel Escobar, Chipper Jones, Garret Anderson, Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, Casey Kotchman, Kelly Johnson, Pitcher spot
Bench: Omar Infante, Greg Norton, Martin Prado, Matt Diaz, David Ross
Starting Rotation: Derek Lowe, Javier Vasquez, Jair Jurrjens, Kenshi Kawakami, Tom Glavine
Relief Pitching: Mike Gonzalez (CP), Rafael Soriano, Peter Moylan, Blaine Boyer, Boone Logan, Buddy Carlyle, Jorge Campillo
THIS IS THE SQUAD YOU MUST LEAVE WITH AT THE END OF SPRING TRAINING AT BEGIN THE SEASON ON APRIL 5 IN PHILADELPHIA. CASE CLOSED!!!!
February 21st, 20092:38 am
sorry D macc,
i took it for granted.
if you are not able, my apolgies.
February 21st, 20092:40 am
DJ, Manny Acosta is young, has closer’s stuff and a 3.17 career ERA heading into his 3rd season. You want to keep Buddy Carlyle on the roster instead of him?
And what about Jeff Bennett? He can pitch long or short relief, can spot start, and with his sinker, he can be brought into double-play situations. 10 fewer hits than innings pitched last year, and 3.70 ERA.
I agree that G.Anderson would be a nice addition, though, I don’t think it’s going to happen.
February 21st, 20092:47 am
uga brave No problem. I truly do wish I could run with you and your Seal buddy. I have a lot of respect for those Seals worked with them a few times. Alas, my body won’t do what it once could.
February 21st, 20092:50 am
ready for your predictions,
those really worked out last season?
remember tex hitting 40, kelly hitting 20, esco jacking 15, HOSS hittting 30?
macc hitting 25?
but you forgot the outfield.
27 combined dinger’s
diaz is a joke, blanco?
February 21st, 20093:05 am
Time for me to get to bed. Good night and God bless you all.
February 21st, 20093:13 am
my apolgies. knew a lot of the bubbs guys.
my best friend was a citadel seal.
his father was a cadet. out of charleston..
naval academy. no offense.
February 21st, 20094:20 am
Just woke up after passing out at 10:30 tonight (from fatigue, and fatigue alone. honest.)….
DiamondMac, that’s got to be absoulutely brutal giving up running when you’ve been that accomplished, because you obviously were running some 80-120 mile weeks (at least) back when you ran under 3 hours in the New Orleans Marathon. What did you replace the running with?
(I ran a 36:10 10K at my best, so I know what it takes to even run that kind of time for a mere 6.2 miles, much less 26.2 miles…)
February 21st, 20094:37 am
Well I ran 20K today in 2 hrs 28 min, puttered along is more like it. 10K in 36 minutes is very impressive. Cap duly doffed, DOB. My goal is to run a marathon when I’m 50. 2 more years to to get ready for it.
Love the blog. Go Braves!
February 21st, 20095:14 am
Runnin, that 10K time was about 10 or 12 years ago, before I did something to a bit of knee cartilage while running down a steep road in Montreal. Haven’t been able to run big mileage on uneven roads since then without irritating it — downhills, curbs, steps, and other abrupt surface changes aren’t good — so I generally keep it to 4 miles on the treadmill. Or long rides on the motorcycle.
(The latter’s a lot more fun these days.)
Tim and Jim (aka 2 homo boys)
February 21st, 20095:21 am
What the Braves need is a cleanup hitter to hit behind Chipper.WE think the Braves need to sign either Garrett Anderson or Jim Edmonds.either one of them could bat behind Chipper and in front of Big Mac.
We also thought of another scenario,if the Braves don’t sign Edmonds or Anderson or trade for Swisher then the Braves need to bat Josh Anderson leadoff,Yunel Escobar second, Kelly Johnson 3rd and Chipper Cleanup then you can have Big Mac hitting behind Chipper.We really need to sign G.anderson or jim Edmonds and let the young guys season one more year in the minors and then be ready for 2010.
February 21st, 20095:38 am
Jair Jurrjens, derek lowe and tom glavine… 2 potential with one def hall of famer
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
February 21st, 20096:28 am
DOB, does your gut tell you the Braves will really go with one of the young guys as the platoon partner with Diaz? Still an awfully weak hitting OF…
February 21st, 20096:29 am
DOB…tried to get you’re attention yesterday at Dark Star. I have been trying to meet you for a few years now. You were down talking to TP…I am usually sitting just to the right of the Braves dugout…will try again later. You’ve been taking a lot of crap on here and just wanted to let you know a few of us support you. We ALL want to hear what is going on and where we stand with deals, but then when they back fire, I guess it’s all your fault, don’t really get it. Anyway, I will look for you today.
February 21st, 20096:37 am
Still shaking my head over Hudson calling out and yelling at DOB in the clubhouse, blaming him for Griffey going to Seattle. I can’t believe anyone is that naive to believe DOB’s story had anything to do with Griffey not signing here…and the other thing that people keep overlooking…before Griffey was linked to the Braves, the Seattle press was reporting that Griffey would sign with the Ms…so, why didn’t he get jacked with them and sign with the Braves (hint: pretext and leverage…put the two together).
Terrance Moore…what a total numbskull. Who does he blame for Griffey not signing here…not himself, not Griffey, but the Braves…it was somehow the Braves fault for not offering him enough money (what a load of shite). Between Terrance Moore, Mark Bowman (throwing fellow journos under the bus trick), Griffey, Hudson and half the nutters on this blog, we’re lucky DOB is still talking to any of us!
February 21st, 20096:54 am
Did Huddy really yell at DOB? I just read Bravo Nam’s comments and this new blog format isn’t letting me go back and read past comments. I hope people that piss off DOB realize he’s the reason there are so many people interested in the Braves during the offseason. Maybe Huddy should yell at Wren or someone who has been in the mix on all of these mishaps – his fault or not.
I wasn’t a fan of Griffey coming in but warmed up to it after it was looking more like he would be here. It’s not like he was going to have a great year so it’s not that big of a deal to me. It doesn’t feel like we can compete with what we have in the OF, but I’m not sure anyone but Nady is an impact player.
February 21st, 20097:00 am
Didn’t know you were a runner. Good for you!
What a week…I hadn’t heard about the Hudson deal, that must have sucked. I had a terrible week as well trying to do the right thing in a terrible economy can be tough. I guess I’m lucky that my whole deal didn’t play out nationally:)!
Anyway, the blog is great and would be nothing with out you…
February 21st, 20097:10 am
I ran cross-country in high school and was just OK. But then I remember showing up for the first day of baseball practice the following spring and beating everyone else in the two mile run by more than three minutes. Kind of nice being in better shape than everyone else. Too bad a couldn’t throw 90mph. Been keeping up the running for 20 years (but slower and slower every year). I think I’d do better in a climate like Atlanta and with a full-time nanny to watch the kids nowadays.
February 21st, 20097:18 am
DOB, after hearing all the talk this past week of throwing the blame at you & AJC for the Griffey deal, I for one will say the people didn’t read the article close. No blame should be laid on you or AJC.
With all these blogs around people just keep adding stuff to rumors. This should all go to rest now and let’s get back to Baseball.
BTW DOB you do a great job with the blog…
February 21st, 20097:21 am
Thanks again for the constant updating and crusading. mentioned a while back about my having lived in the area you’re staying, and having worked for the mouse for nine months that felt like at least 3 years. However, I was young and dumb and found ways to entertain myself on the clock. rest assured, those grinning folks who can grate on the like of the Everyman are, on the interior, ready to spend their break silent and salty.
But, i gotta say, my fam was a “disney” fam–lots and LOTS of vacations to WDW, my parents still love nothing more (in their 60s) than convincing me and my girl and my sister (who also worked there) and hr husband to meet them at the resort for a few days. certainly, especially having spent a good chunk of time on their clock, I know the evils of the mickey monster.
But, and i dig your work far too much to intentionally lead you astray, there are some joints in and around the complex that can be a good time. I certainly wouldn’t recommend any of the big parks, although Epcot late near closing during the food and wine festival can be a blast. Anyway, i know it’s not your thing, but the high end hotels on disney property have some excellent restaurants. And the no-admission Boardwalk area (where that cheesy ESPN club is) does have a charming, surprisingly unrestricted piano joint that is usually well-populated.
If you’re into sushi, think about trying California Grill at the top of the Contemporary Resort, all the places at the Grand Floridian are badass, and there’s a dining room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (not the cheesy buffet, the other joint on the bottom floor of the lobby building) with a fascinating menu.
And, to be blunt, the scenery at those joints is usually delightful…especially in march…around spring break…which is when they film those cheerleading/dance competitions that turn up on ESPN now and then…and when young kids are in school and companies aplenty are having meetings and conventions to avoid those aforementioned little kids…
Why i’ve been ranting about the debateable merits of a few of the moderately evilish empire is a mystery. in grad school at LSU = a 6-day “mardi gras break.” perhaps i have had too much or too many of…something? feel free to write me off as an utter loon.
But i promise, give the upscale hotels a shot and you’ll find a couple great meals and a shocking number of, um…, “visitors” who consider being there (for work, or a competition, or whatever) similar to going to Vegas. or rather, “what happens at Dark Star, stays at…”
I’m ranting and effectively over-bourboned. Yikes…
Really though, try California Grill at least. great menu, plenty of options other than the excellent sushi. try the pork tenderloin, and request that Walter be your waiter. i owe you a ghetto burger if you don’t enjoy it….
keep the news coming–also any mention or hints about trying to extend KJ long term, a la Mac’s deal? He’s a much more attractive building block at a tougher position to fill for me, and i hope the reticence to trading him is evidence that the right folks recognize his skill set and track record. Give him the contract Frenchy turned down and i’m overjoyed…
February 21st, 20097:27 am
over bourboned at 7:00am? yikes johnny 99 get to bed…now! Stop typing, do not call anyone just call it a night.
February 21st, 20097:28 am
DOB, have you heard any word on Chipper? I saw Chipper leave early yesterday statting he was on the way to the doctor.
Keep up the good work. Love reading your thoughts.
John Quest #2
February 21st, 20097:37 am
No, they wont. Fans already know players were on them, what does it matter if the owners knew. The owners are there for the money. It may matter to the feds but not to fans
Eric, The media will crucify the owners. Katie Couric and Company will have a 2nd career reporting this stuff. Enron will be the only company left for MLB to ask for sponsorship money. Money to pay the Roids Boys will dry up, and the quality of the product will go downhill. This scenario is very real, especially in light of the current economy. The only folks who wont care are of the Y and Z generation who’s heads are glued to their Backberries and I-phones, and are clueless about current affairs. If you are from MO, ask Mr McGuire if this might be possible and how he’s been doing since his testimony. Next Question……
February 21st, 20097:47 am
Hudson reminds me a little bit of Shane, from The Shield. Hopefully I’m way off on that comparison.
February 21st, 20098:05 am
How would you like to be a pitching prospect on the team that signs Oil-Can Boyd?
February 21st, 20098:23 am
i only ever ran 10k once. 62 min and the worst case of bloody nipple the world has ever seen. I wore white.
February 21st, 20098:24 am
After what went on earlier in the week there is a certain irony that Glavine replaces Tim Hudson on the 40 man roster.
Smokey Joe Wood
February 21st, 20098:25 am
I heard both Chipper and Glavine say on the radio this week that we have to do something about left field. Where did this idea come from? Frank Wren of course; he’s been saying it all winter. So for him now to say we’re going to play the youngsters sounds more than a little disingenuous. He almost has to do something like trade for Swisher or sign Garrett Anderson–not just because he’s been saying we need to fix left field; but because the Braves players bought it.
February 21st, 20098:32 am
JQ#2 @ 8:05 a.m.- Actually, I’d love it because there’d be another ancient warrior I might beat out for a roster spot – lol!
February 21st, 20098:35 am
Smokey Joe Wood @ 8:25 a.m.- Wonder if that means Chipper isn’t as “sold” on Frenchie’s rebound as he was earlier?
DOB– I started running in 1979 in Ft Lauderdale, weighing 210, age 32; ran first 10k in Boca Raton in 55 minutes that summer and then job moved me to Portland, OR. Ran two marathons in three weeks in September and October in 3:50 and 3:40, and by then weight 164. Four more marathons, New York, Columbus, Marine Corps, and Camp Lejeune, over years but none since 1994. Best 10k was 40:32 in Fairbanks, Alaska in late March 1989, a month after being hit by a car while running in snow and ice and 40 below the day after my birthday. Now run on soft surfaces of Duke Forest and its many miles of beautiful wooded trails, though I have also run in most every state and 30 countries.
February 21st, 20098:42 am
I honestly believe that Frank Wren’s biggest problem is that he allowed too much information to get out on way too many deals/potential deals. I’m sure that JS (and so many other GM’s) have had similar near misses, but we, the fans, never knew about most of them. It’s kinda like the old M.I.B. quote, “There’s always some (alien) battle cruiser about to destroy Earth… And the only reason they (Earthlings) are able to get on with their simple little lives is that they just don’t know about it.”
Rodney – How do type and run at the same time?
February 21st, 20098:44 am
Running without someone or something chasing you – interesting concept – but I just don’t grasp it – and glad of it!
February 21st, 20098:46 am
johnnny 99: good post, and great to know under some of those pasted-on smiles and the “cast member” unis, there is plenty of subversive thinking going on (smile)….
FYRMedic: one of the major problems of this format until we get it fixed is reflected by your question about Chipper. I pointed out late yesterday afternoon that he’d skipped the workout because of sickness. Not expected to be anything serious, and he could be back today (the comment, of course, got taken down after the 100-most-recent-comments-only thing. Arrghh….
Guess I better get a new blog up. Workout’s not till 1 p.m. today, clubhouse open after 10, but most guys aren’t going to be arriving until about 10:30 or later.
February 21st, 20098:47 am
I think the owners, including the Braves Bunch, know what is ahead as far as attendance projections for ‘09. Pretty Bleak. Revenue Management will be the key-player this season.
February 21st, 20098:52 am
I just read DOB’s article in which Bobby Cox is quoted as saying 19 year olds have made the club out of Spring Training in the past. Can anyone think of any? I cannot. Andruw maybe? Also, DOB, do you think Bobby said that because he truly is open to Heyward or Freeman making the club if they really impress?
February 21st, 20098:55 am
Wide Right – How old was Frenchy? He came right out of Parkview HS into AA?
February 21st, 20098:59 am
Andrew was 19 I believe. And wasn’t Furcal 19-20? (Or so we thought he was at the time)
February 21st, 20099:00 am
Frenchy was 21 when he debued in July 2005.
February 21st, 20099:02 am
Wide Right: Andruw did. And no, I don’t get impression that Braves would even slightly consider Heyward or Freeman for roster right now. Hanson, though, isn’t beyond realm of possibility, and certainly would have a shot if there were injuries….
February 21st, 20099:05 am
John Quest, Francoueur played rookie ball and then two full seasons in A-ball before going to Double-A.
February 21st, 20099:06 am
Rodney Derrick: I’d love to have someething like you’ve got to run on, some wood-chip trails, something like Pre’s Trails in Oregon or what you’re talking about. Makes all the difference in the world. Treadmills would drive me insane if not for the Ipod and the scenery at L.A. Fitness at peak hours.
David O’Brien, how’s Patty O’Furniture?
February 21st, 20099:07 am
Braves need to do something about the outfield. Francour has to have a better year, but I still forsee him being a strikeout machine in 09′ and don’t expect much from the rest of the outfield.
February 21st, 20099:09 am
Dave, do you think the Braves could/would swing a deal for a bat this summer if they are in contention or is the budget going to be to tight.
February 21st, 20099:14 am
I don’t understand why if the Bravos are in such need of outfield help why wouldn’t they at least give Heyward a shot?
February 21st, 20099:16 am
DOB You may be assuming that I’m paralyzed. I was for four months and let me tell you I WAS SCARED TO DEATH. The Dr. said it was caused by swelling and bulged discs. I got out of the body cast after just 6 months and I started walking, got up to 10 miles a day without too much pain. I kept that up till I hit 50(too much pain). Now it’s just a couple of miles a day.
DOB any chance in getting the geek squad to not eliminate your posts so that we can at least keep up with what you have already said, so you don’t have to repeat yourself?
Of course you could have already covered this and I wouldn’t know it.
February 21st, 20099:19 am
The Rocky Mountain News says the Braves have turned there attention to Garrett Anderson. My question is why????
February 21st, 20099:23 am
Tim-Braves Lifer @ 9:14 am – While a tempting idea, think what we might have seen from Andruw if he’d learned a bit more about hitting discipline with another year in the minors!
February 21st, 20099:24 am
DOB– Pre’s Trail is still probably the best surface of all. Ran there a lot in the early 1980s. In fact, once while running there I ran with Joe Henderson, a pioneer running writer for Runner’s World who pioneered the idea of run slow, run long. I turned him on to Zheng Gu Shui, a Chinese linament that I had discovered from a one time girl friend and nurse in Oakland, and he wrote about it in the magazine. The baseball connection is that I had earlier introduced it to another girl friend in Portland who used it while doing Iron Man and the Western States 100. She then introduced Blazer coach Dr. Jack Ramsay to it, and eventually according to Joe’s article, the Brewers’ Gorman Thomas also used it. In 1988, I met Mickey Mantle in the Hyatt Oakland and gave him a bottle. It is cheap and available in Chinese Ginseng and herbal stores.
February 21st, 20099:29 am
Tim BL – Heyward is still too young. He’ll get his shot in Spring Training, but it wouldnt make sense to rush him up to the majors before he is fully developed. Unless he really performs in Spring training like he has no business being in the minors, he’ll be sent down, because he is far to valuable an asset to risk ruining at the MLB level too early. Plus it wouldn’t make economic sense to use is cheap years right now if he isnt truly ready
February 21st, 20099:34 am
Any word on the readiness of Vazquez and/or Soriano?
February 21st, 20099:49 am
Hudson’s a girl.
Smoltz is a woman.
February 21st, 20099:52 am
Dang, I was gonna ask Bub for a beer, but I guess its too early and he doesn’t have any more…
February 21st, 200910:01 am
DOB – is there a way to watch Spring Training games on the internet? I am also still trying to find a way to watch regular season games online since cable tv in Switzerland doesn’t offer any MLB packages yet..
February 21st, 200910:03 am
You can watch games on MLBTV.com It’s around $80 for the normal package and $120 for the premium package.
Lemme say — I consider it totally masturbatory to post comments that are completely lost to reply or discussion within an hour or two.
Count me out for now.
(Thanks, though, DOB, for everything that you yourself do.)
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