9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 4th, 20105:04 pm
Mia, I have to disagree. Chipper would be less productive rather than more productive without someone hitting behind him with a bag bat. If Glaus (and Chipper)stays healthy, I think you’re going to see Chipper have a 315/20/90 kind of year, which ain’t bad.
Plus, just because he got in a funk last year doesn’t mean he is over the hill. Players have bad years all the time, and then straighten it our over the break. Now, if he had lost a lot of bat speed, then it would be a different discussion…
February 4th, 20105:06 pm
Lew, that is a pretty good guess. haha. I was actually 9 in 1990.
For your gallant effort in defending UK…I shall root for UNC against Duke this year. (Sorry VJ…at least I am rooting for W&M, right )
February 4th, 20105:07 pm
Mia are you saying Medlen will start the season at Gwinnett? Really?
AZ Braves Fan
February 4th, 20105:10 pm
Pretty good Braves article on Yahoo! Steve Benson puts Braves as 8th strongest team in MLB. The Haiku is particularly poignant. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=sh-hsdbraves020410&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
February 4th, 20105:12 pm
Ohio Brave: if a healthy Chipper – which will not happen, period! – can hit .315/20/90 with a healthy Glaus in front, I’ll still take Escobar in the third slot. Simply because Chipper won’t give you those numbers in 150 games; Escobar will. If you do not see that, then my friend, you are quite an optimist.
Chipper’s played some hard seasons for the Braves, there’s no denying that. However, hard years take a toll on a body. Chipper needs to be smart and move down the lineup. Takes days off and give Hisnke third on a day after a night game. Chipper just ain’t Chipper anymore. Love ‘im just the same; he’s just gotta parse out his at-bats better in the twilight of a great career.
February 4th, 20105:15 pm
I’m with ya on liking UK a lot this year. But your arguments sometimes are like talking out of both sides of your mouth…contradict yourself sometimes. Right now, the only thing I can say with confidence is that each of the top 4 teams have to like their chances as of right now. Besides, no one remembers who was ranked where in January….just who won the championship…and sometimes who they beat in that game to win it.
February 4th, 20105:16 pm
Well, Nolie, who will be your spot starter if KK gets hurt or Hudson pulls a ribcage muscle (again)? If you can answer that, then give me the Robdawg Memorial Moron Award, ’cause I ain’t that smart.
February 4th, 20105:19 pm
Had to file Sunday Insider thing early this week, I guess for Super Bowl and all. Anyway, that’s what I was doing. Will get going on a new blog now, no need to wait till tomorrow for that.
February 4th, 20105:20 pm
MiaBchBravesFan – Chipper deserves a mulligan more than just about anyone in baseball. One of the best switch-hitters (or just hitters, period) in history is allowed one bad year (really just two bad months).
Didn’t Chipper play more games than any other Brave last year? And do you really think that he can’t bounce back to a .315/20/90 season??
DOB, my wife was out of town over the weekend, so this afternoon we finally got around to watching the Grammys that we DVR’d.
Good god. I realize that for years on this blog, I’ve ripped what I deem to be their credibility due to the Milli Vanilli & Jethro Tull nonsense, but man alive. Taylor Swift winning what she won is almost as disgraceful. Then when given the chance to back it up with a kickass performance with Stevie Nicks, she pretty much hung a slider to Leyritz, that cost her the game.
She deserves some credit for writing her own tunes and actually being able to play. But I seriously doubt that girl wouldn’t finish in the top 10 on American Idol. And she’s getting Grammy Awards thrown at her left and right?
Talk about diminishing the value of future winners? Yikes.
Frankly, Nolie, Redmond has to be one of those rookies that steps up to take the last slot in the bullpen, because Jo-Jo Reyes is too mentally fragile to take on the mop-up bullpen role. He’s best suited to start at Gwinnett until he grows up. Medlen has to build innings as a starter in order to take over for an ailing starter.
February 4th, 20105:21 pm
And, it will be much appreciated. Ha, ha, VJ!
February 4th, 20105:22 pm
Guys this no joke– I heard on ESPN radio this morning where one of those baseball writers, maybe it was kurjian, said he thinks damon is going to atlanta. I know it wasn’t olney who said that.
Anyways, he said one of his sources relayed to him that braves have a deal on the table for a one year offer with a possible second year option somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 mill for year one and could get up to 6 mill in year two. It was said the braves want damon pretty bad and if it has to go a second year than they’ll probably do it. Detroit is obviously involved with another mystery team in the mix for damon, but it sounds like atlanta wants him the most and I have to believe they get him here pretty soon.
I know a lot of people will cringe at two years for a 36 year old, but this is a guy who will hit,hit,hit and at a bargain.
February 4th, 20105:24 pm
Nolie, who will be your spot starter if KK gets hurt or Hudson pulls a ribcage muscle (again)? I MIA
likely Medlen, but I seriously doubt they will waste him in AAA just for that possibility.
February 4th, 20105:27 pm
N8,for her to even be singing with Stevie Nicks was a joke.
relayed to him that braves have a deal on the table for a one year offer with a possible second year option somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 mill for year one and could get up to 6 mill in year two. ATM
if true, that would not be a bad deal, but I would hope that they would not guarantee the second year.
Daslied: Chipper played hurt last year with a slight ribcage pull that limited his effectiveness from one side of his switch. Add his chronic bunions and you get what I mean. It’s always something with the guy for the past five seasons. He plays hurt because he’s a no-excuses guy who doesn’t tell you he’s hurt, then struggles, and the uninformed fan wonders why Chipper isn’t hitting, or hitting for power.
I crap on that sports’ ethos where you give the aging veteran the benefit of the doubt and let him play – even if there is someone better than him waiting in the wings. If the Braves had no no. three to speak of, then have at it, Chip. But if you are going to try to convince me that everyone in Braves Nation thinks Chipper is a better no. three than Escobar in 2010. . .
Then you are wasting my time.
willie mays hayes
February 4th, 20105:28 pm
I don’t know if its been mentioned … too lazy to look … but jose ortegano is starting for venezuela tonight on mlb network
February 4th, 20105:29 pm
and was I hearing things or did Javy indicate in that interview that Terry was not interested in the manager’s job?
Since Medlen represents the number one option as a starter should any of the starting five fall to injury, he’ll be at Gwinnett — MiaBchBravesFan
That’s not the plan as I understand it. Bobby Cox said Medlen might get a few more innings this spring than other relievers so that he’s ready for his role as reliever and potential spot starter, but otherwise. But it’d be a real surprise if he’s not in Braves bullpen to begin season — barring injury to a starter in spring training, of course.
February 4th, 20105:30 pm
Anybody catch John Mayer’s “Storytellers”? I’m not a fan of Mayer, in fact I’ll go as far as to say I’m fairly annoyed by him most of the time.
But I do appreciate his guitar playing and as I have mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of any of the Storyteller, Behind the Music, Unplugged type of shows. I watch ALL of them, even if I don’t like the artist.
I’m not sure whether I’m pleased, bummed out or flat out embarrassed, but I walked away from viewing it as a fan of his. Not sure how much I’ll listen to his stuff, but it was entertaining and he seems like a pretty genuine, funny dude.
But his band was pretty killer and his other guitarist was excellent on slide guitar.
If you’re into those type of programs check it out. It was worth the hour that going in I thought I’d gripe about “never getting that hour of life back” before deleting it off the DVR. But along the way, I chose not to delete it, and simply to watch him play guitar again, I’ll probably watch it again.
I like it when I’m plesently surprised by that. John Mayer. Who’da thunk it?
February 4th, 20105:31 pm
We also have to remember that even if damon at 37 years old who plays not so stellar defense getting around 6 mill bucks that the team in 2011 will feature cheap guys that will most certainly have an impact…. jj,hanson,heyward,freeman,escobar,kimbrel,prado,schafer. So it isn’t like the team will be in financial trouble if damon happens to not live up to his contract, as cheap as it would be. How could you not like this for the braves?
Paul From Milton
I saw Hanson having lunch today at the OK Cafe. He stood up and I was stunned at how big he is. He is built like a linebacker – a really tall linebacker. He must be incrediably intimidating to face as a hitter.
February 4th, 20105:32 pm
But if you are going to try to convince me that everyone in Braves Nation thinks Chipper is a better no. three than Escobar in 2010. Mia
likely not everybody, but probably most do.only thing that matters though is what Bobby thinks about it and we prolly all know what that will be
Damon in Atlanta would truly be sweet. We would get to keep Heyward down the road for an extra season. And one full season at Gwinnett for Heyward, Schafer, and Freeman (at 1B) means a very nice OF for 2011/12 – and beyond!…
With money to spend on signing JJ and Hanson long-term.
February 4th, 20105:35 pm
Even if the get Damon I doubt they keep Heyward at AAA an entire season unless he struggles a lot which we all hope doesn’t happen
February 4th, 20105:38 pm
CB, I wouldn’t go that far. While I’m a faily neutral fan of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has been a notorously horrible live singer for years. One of the few artists that I ever heard my mother talk poorly of (they traveled to see them when I was young and were bummed at how bad they were).
Here’s the worst part. My wife won tickets last summer to go see her at our State Fair, and she took my 11 year old (he was 10 at the time), and he LOVED it. So, THAT is what he is going to remember as his first concert that he went to. (sigh)
I don’t have a problem with her in general. I don’t like her. Don’t listen to her, and am fully capable of turning the channel if she comes on. Like I said. She writes her own catchy little annoying tunes that rocket up the charts. Good for her.
But Grammy Awards? Give her new artist of the year or something. But really? She’s now in Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and Beyonce’ category after cleanup up as a female artist? I’m not a huge fan of any of those guys (though I did enjoy the “Crack is Wack” comment from Whitney – who didn’t?). But to put Swift into their category of talent?
Not even close. At least they can all sing their own songs live. Only difference between her and Milli Vanilli is that she sung them on the records. They were at least smart enough to NOT try and actually sing them live. LOL
February 4th, 20105:39 pm
nolie– you can bet with boras a second guaranteed year would almost have to be in place. This guy is as stubborn as they come and he knows damon already isn’t getting near the money they both had envisioned at the start of the offseason.
February 4th, 20105:40 pm
Listening to a little J.J. Cale, good writing tuneage….
Hey, anyone see Modern Family last night? Had to be one of the best episodes so far. I watched it at about 3 p.m, and was laughing out loud. The locker-room scene….
February 4th, 20105:41 pm
DOB, with the uncertainty of Hudson’s health, as well as KK’s, how could Bobby risk that? You’re probably right that Medlen may start the season in Atlanta in the ‘pen, but you want Jo-Jo wasting starts (because his head isn’t right) if any of the starting five gets hurt?
Man, Bobby is sure praying for all kinds of awesome health if he has no decent number six to turn to at Gwinnett.
CB, my last post was mostly about Taylor Swift (not Stevie Nicks), in case you didn’t figure it out.
DOB, if I didn’t say it last night (not going to scroll back and check), thanks a ton for that link to the Javy Lopez interview. Loved it. Loved his candid answers. Damn near “went there” with the steroids questions, but left it just short, didn’t he?
Anyhow, I bookmarked that site. Do they often do long interviews like that? And if so, how often?
February 4th, 20105:42 pm
DAMON DAMON DAMON DAMON DAMON, I THINK ILL GO OREDER MY JERSEY NOW
what health issue does KK bring to this season? I musta missed something.
February 4th, 20105:43 pm
Nolie: a full season at Gwinnett for Heyward, Schafer, and Freeman staring at sliders and off-speed crap would not be a bad thing for them. They do not see that stuff in the lower minors.
Agree with you Nolie (5:35). I think there’s very little chance that Heyward spends the entire season at Triple-A. If he starts season there, I’d bet he’s there no more than 8-10 weeks.
opening day is almost better than sex
February 4th, 20105:45 pm
jk on that last comment i got carried away
February 4th, 20105:46 pm
N8, not sure how often they post a new interview. Most are far longer than typical radio interviews, but not usually as long as the Javy one. They did one with me last year that lasted about 30 minutes, I guess.
They did one with Tom Glavine recently, which is probably still posted on the site. Go on there and look around, can probably find some older interviews.
Nolie: they had to skip several KK starts last season because of fatigue. Is he stretched out now? Do you know this for a fact? Is he gonna give you 190 MLB innings for sure? Is he gonna answer the bell every fifth day? You willing to bet the farm on that?
Didn’t think so.
Nolie: a full season at Gwinnett for Heyward, Schafer, and Freeman staring at sliders and off-speed crap would not be a bad thing for them. They do not see that stuff in the lower minors Mia
I agree that AAA will likely be beneficial, I just don’t think they will leave Heyward there all year if he is hitting well.
“opening day is almost better than sex.”
Then I don’t think you’re doing it right, son.
February 4th, 20105:47 pm
OFF THE NEXT THREE DAYS, AND ITS MY LITTLE GIRLS FIRST BIRTHDAY
Now that (N8 at 5:46) was funny.
February 4th, 20105:48 pm
Thanks DOB. I’ll troll around their site and see what I come up with. I’ll check back occasionally, but if you hear of any new one’s popping up there, keep us posted.
February 4th, 20105:49 pm
n8, yale i got a little excitied opening day is as good as christmas morning
Eric In Albany N.Y.
DoB… How would you rate roger mcdowell as a pitching coach. no one ever seems to say one way or another about what they think of him. he’s a nice guy. met him a couple times but im not sure what to think about the job he does with the guys. should i assume no news is good news?
i personaly like having the guy working for the club. back in my pre teen days before i smartened up and became a braves fan i used to watche him as a met! glad hes on our side now!
February 4th, 20105:50 pm
its almost baseball time
Could derek lee not be heyward’s older brother? Let’s hope young heyward has a similar career as lee, maybe better.
I don’t think signing damon would at.all affect the braves thinking regarding heyward. They want to win. Bobby should go out a winner with the best possible team they can field and if they come up short at least they can say they did everything in their power to have him go out on top.
February 4th, 20105:52 pm
N8,I am a big fan of Stevie and understand what you said about live performance,just don’t agree. I have seen her twice and enjoyed both times. Taylor Swift appears to be a nice young lady,just not a great talent. Now if I had teenagers,I would think she would be a good role model.
February 4th, 20105:53 pm
Nolie: they had to skip several KK starts last season because of fatigue. Is he stretched out now? Do you know this for a fact? Mia
no I don’t know anything for a fact, but I’m not sure how much emphasis is gonna be put on what happened in the middle of last season as a serious health issue this spring.
I’m not really saying that you don’t have some valid thoughts that might happen, just that I doubt the Braves are gonna be seriously worried about them in the spring…unless of course they pop up some during ST, which would put a different spin on things.
IOW I think if KK and Hudson start off healthy, and I think they both should, that they will not waste Medlen in AAA just to stretch his arm out on a possibility.
February 4th, 20105:57 pm
Wow, I just caught the Baltimore Ravens’ comments about the Yankees, which Buster had in his blog today. Buster wrote:
You can bet this column is going to draw some attention in New York: The owner of the Ravens had some harsh words for the way the Yankees have operated, and suggested that the GM of the Yankees should be fired for not running away with the division, given the team’s payroll advantages.
Said Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti within the Peter Schmuck piece: The payroll advantage “certainly doesn’t show up in the standings. If I’m a Yankees fan, I’m upset we’re not winning 130 games with the roster that they have and the money that they pay out. I think it’s a disgrace they only beat the average team by 10 games in the standings with three times the money. I’d fire that GM. You don’t need a GM. All you have to do is buy the last Cy Young Award winner every year.”
February 4th, 20105:58 pm
I watched the Grammys this year for the first time in probably 6-7 years. It was great to have my decision reinforced by another 3 hours of absurdity. I can stay away for another 6-7 and watch Colbert – boy did he nail it.
February 4th, 20105:59 pm
Heyward will be up sooner than Schafer or Freeman, who I don’t expect to see unitl September, unless 1) Glaus is tanking and 2) Freeman is raking.
Think Schafer gets at least three hundred plate appearances at Gwinnett before seeing Atlanta again, and only if his numbers are really strong.
February 4th, 20106:00 pm
I’m glad I was listening to ESPN radio this morning on my break, otherwise I’d have to write on my tonsil stone adventures again.
Awww, what the heck…. I’m heading to the doctor next week and see about a solution to get rid of these stink bombs without having to get the tonsils removed.
February 4th, 20106:03 pm
geeeze enough about the stink bombs. get your damn tonsils out
February 4th, 20106:04 pm
DAVBRAVES, don’t sweat it. Just giving you crap. Before I had kids, I got 3 weeks of vacation from my place of emplyoment, I used to save 1 week of that for the first week of the baseball playoffs. Used to bug the hell out of my wife.
I agree 100 percent, for me I’ll take opening day over X-mas any time. But watching your kids enjoy X-mas is slightly more enjoyable than opening day for me. Now, as soon as I can watch my kids get excited about opening day? THEN we’ll be on to something.
Congrats on your little girl’s 1st B-day. Prescious times indeed.
CB, I love Buckingham. His guitar playing is excellent and unique and the guy admittedly doesn’t know a damn thing about music theory. That’s pretty impressive to self teach yourself and come up with a style that is unlike others. As for Nicks. Not trying to offend and Fleetwood Mac or Nicks fans. I remember a VH-1 concert from a few years back and they seemed solid to me. I’ve never been a huge fan of Nicks’ voice, but her songs and songwriting is pretty cool.
For the record, that concert my parents went to was so long ago, that Fleetwood Mac was the opening band. Don’t remember who they said the headliner was. So, being a guy that’s opened up for a few national acts in the clubs, I know how poor of a representation of your “product” it can be when you don’t get the full resources of the P.A. and sometimes even have the sound tech going out of their way to make sure you don’t sound good, as to make the headliner sound better. So I never held that against them. But like I said, my mom was always pretty forgiving and liked to be entertained, and had NOTHING nice to say about that concert. So it always stood out to me.
February 4th, 20106:05 pm
DOB, to Steve Bisciotti, the Ravens’ owner: “Wow, I thought the Yankees are world champs, or did I miss something?”
This coming from someone who isn’t a Yankees fan by any stretch.
February 4th, 20106:06 pm
Sounds right, if Damon signs, all 3 might be late season callups. Maybe winning together at Gwinnett would be important to the organization.
Fisch Bisch-I thought so. I have a son who’s almost 31 and I took him to see quite a few of those flicks. It was kind of funny-my wife took him to see some Mutant Ninja Turtles function with costumed characters in attendance. He came home with their autographs. Chip off the old block.
February 4th, 20106:07 pm
The REAL Fleetwood Mac had nottin’ to do with Stevie Nicks
Well, and that guy is right about the yankees. Countless bloggers here and I’m sure people everywhere,except folks in the bronx, have said the exact same thing. They should be ashamed of themselves and how they have single handedly disgraced this sport. The bosox aren’t far behind the disgrace latter and while the mets spend like drunken sailors people just laugh at them for obvious reasons.
February 4th, 20106:09 pm
Here’s a shot of Miss Anniston: http://www.hair-styles.org/jennifer-aniston-picture-001.jpg
And cute as she is, she looks better from the neck down. Yeah, Jeffrey D, I can see why you wouldn’t go near a gross 40-year old.
February 4th, 20106:11 pm
What’s really funny is that the Yankees have always been the wealthiest Baseball team. They’ve been buying the best players since Babe Ruth. Nothing has changed, people just talk about it when they become World Champs. No one says anything when they don’t.
Anyone know where the Braves players stay during spring training? Do they stay in team apartments, a team hotel, or do they get their own places to stay?
Do they drive their own cars down to florida or do they fly down there and rent cars?
I know it is weird questions but just wondering..
February 4th, 20106:14 pm
Now that Eddie is back in town any chance you could clear up what happened with him in Venezuela?
Nolie– believe me, I’m as tired of talking about them as you are hearing about them. Sometimes though you talk enough about something that you don’t worry as much.
How about we talk about a good pizza place to eat?
February 4th, 20106:15 pm
Verlander signs 5 years 80 mil
February 4th, 20106:16 pm
I laughed out loud at the idea of Heyward spending all season in AAA.
I roll my eyes at Taylor Swift hate. But I can’t understand why anyone who actually has listened to her a little bit can’t like her. Come on people, her songs are fun. Music should be fun. Enjoy life!
J.J. Cale is one of my top 10. Naturally, I can see that old dog waggin’ his tail, every time I listen.
…♪tambourine tied to his tail. You can hear him moan, you can hear him wail.
February 4th, 20106:18 pm
thickfreakness….They’ve been buying the best players since Babe Ruth. Nothing has changed, people just talk about it when they become World Champs. No one says anything when they don’t
thats a lie cus i talk about it if they win or lose! hahaha im in yankee country and i bitch every day of my life =)
i have family and friends that are part of the evil empire and i bitch about the yankees every day to them! hahaha you just have to where i am from!
February 4th, 20106:19 pm
I waited until I was 22 before I had my tonsils out and I can tell you that was a very special day when I finally got it done. I had a sore throat for a day and returned to work the next day. No big deal. Why wait any longer?
February 4th, 20106:22 pm
This coming from someone who isn’t a Yankees fan by any stretch. — Jeff R
Jeff, here’s a question for you. And I’m just asking, not provoking or agitating: Last year was the Yankees’ first World Series appearance since 2003. They’ve had a payroll that dwarfs all others in baseball for the past decade or so, and have won one World Series and two AL Pennants in eight years.
Is that enough, given the unprecedented disparity between their payroll and that of the average team? Their payroll in that span has been at least double or triple, almost every other AL team except Boston (and it’s been substantially larger than Boston’s).
Before they won the World Series last year, they had spent more than $1 billion in payroll and luxury-tax payments over the previous five seasons, and in that period they had three first-round playoff losses, one ALCS loss, and one season (2008) where they didn’t make the playoffs.
Did the man not have a point, in your opinion?
Just Askin’– it might have to come to that, I’m afraid. Did you get tonsil stones too? I learned the past few days not to burst those nuggets in half. The smell is grotesque. Sorry nolie…..
February 4th, 20106:23 pm
The Ravens owner is spot on about the Yankees. Any moron can spend that much and win; the fact that Cashman rarely puts together a TEAM as opposed to a collection of superstars (who are usually overpriced and past their prime) points to him being a mediocre GM. When he does accidentally do it (like last year’s squad, for instance) they win big but it could have been done with far, FAR less money.
N8, shut your pie hole re: Stevie Nicks.
Nolie, I will agree they were one of the better blues bands in England in the 60’s before they changed their format, but I like what followed as well.
Ugaaccountant, I couldn’t pick one of her songs out if I tried. I have no idea what she sounds like. But I can dang sure pick her photo out of a lineup.
February 4th, 20106:28 pm
have the yankee’s ever won a WS without the highest payroll in baseball? What I find interesting is the Marlin’s bashing for how little they spend and how many WS do they have in the last 8 years at what payroll amount compared to the yankees?
February 4th, 20106:29 pm
went to the gym today- no moon landings/splash downs reported
February 4th, 20106:30 pm
No stones, just pain and a bad odor. I got enough of that and zippo it was done. Honestly it is no big deal and with all the problems you have you will cherish the day you make that decision.
As one who has been through surgery 14 times including a heart by-pass the tonsil thing was the least bothersome of all. It really is no big deal. Just get it done and enjoy the results.
February 4th, 20106:31 pm
Tex and A-Rod are paid more than the entire Marlin team.
February 4th, 20106:32 pm
I always thought that Cashman and Torre should have gotten more from their expenditures , current manager hasn’t done much better though. If they have gotten smart and continue to buy the best pitching available and waste less on position players, they might will it all most every year like in the 40s-50s.
ugaaccountant, no problem with Taylor Swift except she is not talented enough to get the acclaim she receives,appears to be a great kid.
ugaaccountant: So we can’t be adults who are huge music fans and listen to a wide variety of stuff day and night, but if we happen to think Taylor Swift’s music is overhyped, overproduced, teen-oriented pablum, we’re not having fun? Oh.
February 4th, 20106:34 pm
It really is no big deal. Just get it done and enjoy the results.
plus it’s a good excuse to eat ice cream if that helps any.
I had it done as a kid and when I woke up I thought they hadn’t done it yet…till the ice cream came
N8, Try some of the Buckingham/Nicks.
Grinch, Brings back memories, eh?
…and were worth more than the entire Marlins team, LOL. And your point?
February 4th, 20106:35 pm
Just Askin’, well I read where anybody with tonsils have those nuggets in them because you have what they call “pits” in your tonsils. You had them, just didn’t encounter one, luckily. But, you made me feel better and I really appreciate your advice. Thanks.
February 4th, 20106:38 pm
Ugaaccountant, I couldn’t pick one of her songs out if I tried. I have no idea what she sounds like. But I can dang sure pick her photo out of a lineup.
I’m about the opposite. Love her music, am not all that attracted to her. Sure she’s pretty, but she’s not standing out to me in the crowd of great looking singers or actresses.
February 4th, 20106:39 pm
so A-Rod vs the marlins for 162 games what would the records be…I’d bet alot of money the Marlins would end up with a better record
February 4th, 20106:40 pm
HA… my boy dog is humping the female dog and his little red rocket is out.
February 4th, 20106:41 pm
so A-Rod vs the marlins for 162 games what would the records be…I’d bet alot of money the Marlins would end up with a better record tiger
guys gotcha there Scoots no doubt. Bet Arod wouldn’t win more than 20 games or so.
February 4th, 20106:42 pm
Thanx for the 6:32. For a minute I thought there was something wrong with me. Then, my son wanted to show me a new poster he hung in his room. Johnny Cash flipping off the photog with CASH written vertically along the left side. My world is back in perspective.
N8, are you seriously being dismissive of the Mac? Man, Fleetwood Mac produced some incredible albums that sound as good today as the day they were recorded. They were a strong blues band in the beginning, but unlike Nolie, I’m more partial to their rock ‘n’ roll stuff with Stevie, particularly the self-titled Fleetwood Mac album in ‘75. Terrific album that I played the other day on remastered CD.
February 4th, 20106:43 pm
I was thinking 15…wither way imagine what his HR totals would look like getting what 5000 at bats a year
February 4th, 20106:44 pm
Dob your point is valid about the yankees but…
you neglect to point out that the teams who spend the most have far better chances to get into the playoffs. i think when people say the yankees bought the world series its true!
the people who fight that bring up that they had not won the world series since 2000 and they only won the east so many times ext… ext….
but to me that just means that the yankees bought themselvs a bunch of playoff births! if its a wild card or winning the east they still spent the money to at least give themselvs a shot to win the series.
teams who the yankees double and tripple the payrolls of are basically playing the last 3 months for no reason because the big dogs already “stomped them out” (like the (nj) giants).
i see a huge problem when the yankees spend 80 mill over the next highest payroll in baseball. and the reason they get to spend that much more must be because the 20 mill or so they pay in lux tax is budgeted into the payroll and other teams see the lux tax as the ceiling of what they are willing to spend. its a joke unless more teams are willing to budget that tax money into their payrolls.
yankees fans tell me all the time they built from within and the core of the team is the same… jeter jorge and so on… and thats great but the yankees are the only team who can keep the # of good players on their team for an entire career. i mean who would they lose them to in free agentcy? the yankees?
by the time the yankees are ready to give up on a guy and move on from him there is a good chance he is an A type free agent so they get the draft picks from the trash they dont even want on the team anymore.
they get good picks they get whom ever they want or need from free agentcy and they budget the lux tax into the payroll… the rules are almost all in their favor.
i dont remember… and maybe some of you do… i dont remember a yankee official complaining about what small market teams do with their money. last yr i believe the sox front office member said something about the marlins and the pirates but youre looking at a team who is looking to stay under the lux tax payroll. i hear yankee fans complaining but i dont hear the front office saying anything about it.
so i guess they bought a world series this year and only bought playoff births since 2000… either way i think there is a real problem coming in baseball sooner or later if the yanks keep spending 80 mill more than the 2nd highest payroll team; and the league continues to come down on clubs like the marlins for not spending!
im sure youll all say im wrong but what ever… does anyone think the braves will be in the playoffs this year? im sure the yankees fans out there are buying the 2015 playoff tickets next week! just saying! the money is an issue no matter how you try to spin it that it isnt!
Ncscoots: Hanley Ramirez > Tex or A-rod, but I still see what you meant by that. No other SS remotely approaches what Hanley can do at the plate, wheras Tex and A-rod have company at their positions.
One would think the Marlins would suck with that low of a payroll, but thanks to good long term planning and player development they’ve actually been quite decent most every year. I refuse to laugh off their challenge to us this year. They a) finished ahead of us last year and b) always have someone new coming up big. This year perhaps Ricky Nolasco will have a year more like 2008 as his 2nd half stats indicated a trend in that direction. Or perhaps Cameron Maybin is the big breakout leadoff hitter the experts were predicting prior to this season.
thickfreakness: I’ve got that iconic Cash photo on a T-shirt. And I miss seeing it on the mural upstairs at the original Six Feet Under restaurant. When they moved a block down the street, they didn’t repaint the mural upstairs. They should really right that wrong.
February 4th, 20106:45 pm
Yankees should win every year with that payroll. Paying AROD 29.1 million a season and the Marlins total payroll is 36 million. Its a joke. I’d be pissed if i was a Yankee fan!! and then they go out and sign Randy Winn??? When Damon is sitting right there for prolly only a few more million and whats that to them???? nothing …. lol
February 4th, 20106:46 pm
Just submitted all my tax crap on line… (this is why I have not been on there too much today). Now the tax lawyers get to spend the next couple of weeks reviewing it and making sure that I entered it in all correctly before actually submitting to the IRS (rental property and crap…)
Whew….glad I am finished. What a headache.
February 4th, 20106:48 pm
actually I like the new Mac just fine… just trollin
Nice, Tater. Good song, but the slide show makes it. Time is indeed flyin’.
Uga, I hear you. To each his or her own. My taste in women varies about as much as my taste in music, literature or film. I’m more attracted to Holly Hunter than Katie Holmes, for instance, though that may have something to do with her being the only person in Hollywood more gullible than Tom Cruise.
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