9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 4th, 20106:51 pm
I’d bet alot of money the Marlins would end up with a better record
And would probably still be under .500, LOL.
Rodriguez and Teixeira are players at or near the top of their profession, I mean the 99th percentile. They get paid accordingly. Grousing about the fact that they have the same employer just seems, to me, to be either wasted effort or simple whining, depending on my mood.
Besides, these guys are still humans, that is, they didn’t fly in from Krypton and wear a big S on their chests. They can be beaten, just like any other bunch of humans. It’s how you play on any given day, my man, and they play on the field, not some bean-counter’s office.
Yanks can spend to their hearts’ content, and it means bupkes to me. Everybody gets to strap on the leotard for 162, and each man finds within himself what there is to find. Sometimes it’s enough to win, sometimes not, but paycheck has nothing to do with it.
Mixing your thoughts on John Mayer and everyone’s distaste for the grammy’s he did the exact same thing for me last year or whenever it was that he performed with bb king made me check out the latest album from that time and he can really rip up a guitar. That last album he did was a lot of blues and really wasnt terrible believe it or not. I actually hate myself for saying that.
February 4th, 20106:52 pm
I’m more attracted to Holly Hunter Grinch
you like Saving Grace her tv show?
Everybody makes their favorite lists. My favorite female singers: 1- JanisJoplin 2- Stevie Nicks 3- Dolly Parton 4-Patsy Cline 5- Aretha Franklin.
Eric In Albany N.Y.
Yankees = rich get richer
Pirates = poor get poorer
hold on to me….hold on to me…. hold on to meeeeee.
fleetwood mac is great and “hold me” is my favorite song of their as you can see.
February 4th, 20106:54 pm
Eric, playoff births? You mean the Yanks signed Travis Henry?
David, if the originals sound so good, why you listening to a remastered version? Huh? HUH? Just kidding; the correct answer is always to own both.
Thickfreakness, your son has good taste.
February 4th, 20106:58 pm
Bare Trees, Mystery to Me, Heroes are Hard – like em, but not my favorite blues.
February 4th, 20107:00 pm
but not my favorite blues. TFN
February 4th, 20107:01 pm
And he digs Cash’s music – being 20, he has added to the music collection.
February 4th, 20107:02 pm
“N8, are you seriously being dismissive of the Mac?” DOB
Not at all. My parents were huge fans, and thus I grew up listening to it. I like their studio work. I’ve just never been impressed with Nicks voice live, and was telling a story of how my mom told me they saw them opening up for somebody in the 70’s and they (Mac – bust mostly Nicks) was horrible. My mom never dissed on anybody, so that tells me it must have been pretty bad.
Somewhere in one of those earlier posts, I raved on Buckingham’s guitar playing. I’m a fan Mac, just not a huge fan, and probably wouldn’t pay a lot of money to see them live.
” I actually hate myself for saying that.” bigchiefrg
I hear you. I feel like a wuss for saying that I enjoyed anything with John Mayer’s stamp on it. LOL. But I’ve always got that guitar thing to fall back on, right? Wuss or not, dude can play.
DOB..gotta respectfully disagree on best Mac album. Mystery to Me tops Fleetwood Mac in my book, although Rhiannon was outstanding. you can’t say that Hynotized wasn’t a gem.
CB – way to skew young – average age of your list = 68…
February 4th, 20107:04 pm
the oldies are the goodies VJ
February 4th, 20107:05 pm
“N8, shut your pie hole re: Stevie Nicks.” The Grinch
How about no?
Didn’t know you two were dating. If you’re trying to tell me that she’s a brilliant live singer, your ears just don’t work too well. Her studio stuff is a magnificant. She’s a brilliant writer.
If singing live was the only thing putting food on her table, she’d be much skinnier.
February 4th, 20107:06 pm
nolie – agreed – you can’t put someone on a list like that unless they’ve been around for at least 20 years…
February 4th, 20107:07 pm
Fleetwood Mac, older stuff, is very solid. Love The Chain box set…even named my daughter after a tune…Rhiannon… (:
February 4th, 20107:10 pm
I fell into a burning ring of fire and it burned burned burned…. a ring of fire…. a ring of firrrrrrre
Ole’ johnny cash. What a legend in music.
February 4th, 20107:12 pm
ugaaccountant, I’m all for fun music. I’m a child of the 80’s, and in my day was a HUGE hair metal fan, and still dig some of it. That stuff was fun.
But “fun” and the Grammy Awards have never gone hand in hand. Grammys are for people that are innovative, talented and change the industry. At least that’s my take on them.
Taylor Swift, while fun (and at the present time a good role model for young girls), is none of the above. Thus should not only have not won those awards, it’s almost insulting she was nominated for them in the first place.
Peoples Choice awards? Go for it. Billboard awards? She’s deserving. Grammy awards? Not hardly.
I like more “fun” music than most people on this blog and I can even find myself tapping my toe to some Taylor Swift if the kids are listening to it. But make no mistake. She’s NOT Grammy material. If she is, then the Grammy Awards have lost their credibility, which was the point of my original post.
18 Wheels of Love
February 4th, 20107:13 pm
DOB, Modern Family was classic. One of my new favorite shows.
February 4th, 20107:15 pm
VJ,you love the music you grow up with- still a lot of good singers now.
February 4th, 20107:16 pm
“then the Grammy Awards have lost their credibility”. Really, they are or were credible. I never knew.
February 4th, 20107:18 pm
After the massive SWAT Team came out, I went to the NFL Pro Bowl of all things.
February 4th, 20107:21 pm
CB – my list would not be a lot younger – still thinking about who would be on it…
I must be honest. I didn’t know who Taylor Swift was until Kanya(sp), took her microphone.
Alright…ate dinner…finished submitting taxes….gonna watch “Funny People” now since it came in the mail today.
February 4th, 20107:23 pm
I actually hate myself for saying that.
You shouldn’t., John Mayer is really very talented and good at what he does without production tricks.
February 4th, 20107:27 pm
Just messin w’ you, Nate; never saw them live in person (what I’ve heard form her live sounded good to me, but the performances may have been cherry-picked). Just always had a crush on her, and I like her vocal style…whether or not she can consistently sustain it live (and I’ll defer to you as a fellow guitarist), you have to admit it’s fairly original.
I haven’t chimed in about the Grammys because I didn’t watch them. Judging by the comments in general, I apparently did the right thing.
TFN, I watched the Pro Bowl all the way through. There may be vanilla schemes, but it’s still football. And football is the Zeus of sports.
February 4th, 20107:29 pm
Heath – Ga Tech-Duke game off to a pretty good start,,,
Brandon from Warner Robins
February 4th, 20107:32 pm
Lets Go Duke!
February 4th, 20107:33 pm
You MIB die hards already know a new album is being released on his birthday, those who don’t can check out the title track and more info here – http://tinyurl.com/yfnxayn
February 4th, 20107:34 pm
Taylor Swift, while fun (and at the present time a good role model for young girls), is none of the above. Thus should not only have not won those awards, it’s almost insulting she was nominated for them in the first place.
The Grammys are a joke. Taylor Swift winning a couple of awards is pretty much in line with the quality of the event.
February 4th, 20107:36 pm
Pro Bowl or Grammys, 3 hours of pedantic, mediocre programming promoted with extraordinary deception.
February 4th, 20107:38 pm
Nolie, just scrolled up and saw your question. I’ve only seen that show twice (I almost never watch network TV) and both times it seemed like it was trying a little hard to be “Almost too edgy for network TV.” But as I said, haven’t seen enough to give a fair judgment. I’ve watched a LOT of Holly though, and I’ve always thought she was an excellent actress in addition as being cute as a button. She has a sort of Reba McIntyre cute to her, but unlike Reba she takes risks. She didn’t do her first nude scene until she was 37 and already an A-list actress, and has continued to not be scared to show herself off against much younger competition while maintaining a high level of professional excellence. How many women do you know that are sexier at age 52, that are also as talented? Haven’t seen her less than very good to excellent in anything she’s done.
February 4th, 20107:44 pm
Heck, she played all her own piano in “The Piano,” as well.
TFN, that’s why I DVR’d it and watched it later. Saw the Pro Bowl in a little over an hour. No BS,no hype, no commercials. I didn’t do the same for the Grammys because I knew the show itself wouldn’t be any better than the hype or the commercials. Football is still football, even if it’s dumbed down a bit.
February 4th, 20107:50 pm
Peter Travers gave Shutter Island, the new Scorcese film, 3-1/2 stars (out of 4) in Rolling Stone. I’ve found him to be one of the best and most reliable critics (RS doesn’t seem to be beholden to movie directors or studios the way they appear to be with certain music acts, the ones that always get sensational reviews, whether the album is good or not, and then — what do you know — appear in RS cover stories with great photo spreads at about the same time….)
February 4th, 20107:53 pm
DOB, well, yes, I see Bisciotti’s point, but I’d say that building championship teams are a lot about money but not all about money. GMs can put payroll into a load of bluechip players but there are injuries and some players don’t perform to expectations and so on. As you know better than the rest of us, the roster on paper doesn’t always translate on the field to what a GM projects.
And here’s a thought and a question: How much money does it take to build a winning team in professional baseball? Or any other professional team sport? Bisciotti seems to say there’s one measure for a team’s success: payroll. If an owner is spending a boatload it should almost always translate into crowns.
Becuase the Yankees spend a lot of money and don’t always win world titles doesn’t mean they’re not successful, in a broader sense. They don’t get the results they want every season, but they are almost always competitive and I’d imagine their books show a very nice return on investment annually.
But those are just thoughts. Great question. Worth mulling some more.
I watched the Pro Bowl all the way through. There may be vanilla schemes, but it’s still football. And football is the Zeus of sports. –The Grinch
Here is a subject worth addressing. NFL does have the upper hand but it hasnt always and will not always. Baseball ruled the roll until the advent of free agency and then the nasty strikes. The NBA was king during the times of Showtime, Bird and Jordan.
I truly believe that the possibility of a work stoppage in the NFL presents a golden opportunity for MLB if only there was commissioner that was more interested in what’s best for the game than the bottom line. Is there anyway to get Selig out of there?
February 4th, 20107:55 pm
Grinch, yes on Holly Hunter. Big yes You put it quite well regarding her strengths. The TV show doesn’t do much for me, but she’s had some memorable parts in really good movies.
February 4th, 20107:57 pm
DOB, in regard to the RS comment:
February 4th, 20107:58 pm
…and just for the sake of argument, the pro-bowl was and is a sorry excuse for football
February 4th, 20108:00 pm
Nice job by Scheyer and Singler…
February 4th, 20108:02 pm
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many foul calls in one half of play….
Scheyer and Singler hook up for a nice play to close the half. Go Devils!
Chuck James can Potentially be Solid until the 6th again!!!
February 4th, 20108:12 pm
I’m an avid Cox supporter. I have even met him a few times and talked baseball with him and I have nothing but great things to say about the guy. I was just listening to your interview on http://www.AtlantaBaseballTalk.com and your comments on Cox and how everybody who is either in Atlanta, has been there or played against the Braves has nothing but great things to say about Bobby. I am not doubting what you say, however, do you think a few guys like Francoeur in particular don’t bad talk Bobby because popular belief is that if you’re talking bad about Bobby, you’re the problem, not Bobby….
Do you feel maybe some guys have held back criticism over the years because they don’t want to ruin their reputation or have teams second guess them before signing them or extending contracts because “How could a a guy possibly have a problem with Bobby Cox!?! HE must be the problem, not BOBBY!”
February 4th, 20108:13 pm
I couldnt agree with you more about Rolling Stone music reviews. I once bought a Mick Jagger album called Goddess in the Doorway partly because I am a big Stones fan, mostly because it got 5 of 5 stars from RS. A classic. Now…all kinds of people have different tastes…some critics might call Tattoo You a classic, others prefer Exile on Main Street…but Goddess in the Doorway was a Phil Collins quality album. It was inarguably a dud…a terrible CD. After listening to half of it, I remember going back to find the issue of RS with the review so I could see who the critic was who called this album a classic. The critic: Jann Wenner.
February 4th, 20108:15 pm
Bigchief, of course the PB is a sorry excuse for football, and of course the NFL hasn’t always nor always will rule the roost in American professional sports (though it’s unlikely to be usurped anytime soon). What I’m getting at is I like football so much I don’t care if it’s the Good Sisters of Abstinence against the Akron School of Bartending; I consider it the sport of the gods.
The Carribean World Series is on MLB network, for anyone who’s interested. Venezuela against the D.R.
David, agreed on Peter Travers (and good to hear about “Shutter Island;” been looking forward to it), and glad you acknowledge RS’s weaknesses. I used to think they were gospel when I was a kid, but a fair portion of what they do now is the opposite of what they used to stand for. For movie reviews, check out the Onion A.V. Club. They’re brilliant (as most anything related to the Onion is) and surprisingly hard on films. Anything with a B-minus from them or better is usually well worth a viewing.
February 4th, 20108:17 pm
Also, just heard from a usually reliable source of mine that Kovy’s likely heading to the NJ Devils. For anyone here who cares about hockey.
February 4th, 20108:19 pm
Whoa! As soon as I typed that (about 30 min after hearing the tip) it pops up on the AJC. Cool.
February 4th, 20108:22 pm
just heard from a usually reliable source of mine that Kovy’s likely heading to the NJ Devils
Heatly, Hossa, now Kovy. So this is how it feels to be the Pirates
February 4th, 20108:23 pm
February 4th, 20108:30 pm
Well, Mia, we will never know if you are right, at least this season. There is NO WAY Bobby is going to move Chipper down the order. You can take that to the bank. He always has, and always will like him in the 3 hole.
February 4th, 20108:34 pm
I going to repost this, not because I WANT to be annoying, but because I think it’s a legit question…
Hey, I need some help. With all the moves, I’m trying to figure out what the bullpen looks like now. Right now, I’ve got: Billy Wagner, Takashi Saito, Peter Moylan, Eric O’Flaherty, Kris Medlan, Jesse Chavez
and Mike Dunn. Or, possibly redmond might be there instead of one of these other guys.
What do you think? Am I missing someone? Did I accidentally promote someone who shouldn’t be there? I realize a certain amount of this won’t be decided until Spring Training…
“Just always had a crush on her, and I like her vocal style…whether or not she can consistently sustain it live (and I’ll defer to you as a fellow guitarist), you have to admit it’s fairly original.” The Grinch
Oh, we were talking about her “hotness”? LOL. No argument there. And yes, I find her singing style to be unique and orignial, which of course combined with Buckingham’s incredble style and unique ability, along with their writing ability is what made them a fantastic band.
I’m able to seperate great studio/writing bands vs. bands that just kick ass on stage.
Take DOB’s fav (wink wink), the Dave Matthews Band. I have not, and will likely ever spend a dime on his music for my personal listening pleasure. Literally does nothing for me. But those guys can frickin’ play live. Complete 180 compared to Mac (from footage I’ve seen and the opinion of some people I trust to shoot straight with me).
The fact that Nicks can’t “consistently sustain it live” (which is a FANTASTIC way of putting it btw), says nothing of her ability to write and sing good music to start with. Some people aren’t healthy enough to sustain it for an hour or two or three on stage.
What’s yellowish in color, bacteria filled, and smells like poop? Yep, you guessed it….. rotten bananas.
Oh, you all thought I was gonna say the other thing.
February 4th, 20108:36 pm
Your poop is yellow?
February 4th, 20108:43 pm
“We all love this time of year. February is an optimistic time. If you can’t be an optimist in February, you probably shouldn’t be in the game!”
- Bobby Cox
February 4th, 20108:45 pm
Somebody mentioned this earlier and I thought it was a great point. God forbid anybody goes down, but if they do, who is the sole 6th starter on the team? If it is Kris Medlen, what if he struggles in say 4 straight starts if somebody like Hudson went down in April and wasn’t likely to come back? You said you feel Medlen will be in the bullpen to start the year. I feel that is where he is best suited, in the long relief role.
Do you think there is any chance, especially if the Braes don’t sign Damon that Atlanta signs a starting pitcher to hover in the bullpen or in AAA if somebody goes down? Say a Paul Byrd or even a Mike Hampton at $1 million+ incentives. Also, do you see Smoltz coming back to Atlanta to be a possibility at all if the situation arises and he is still looking for work. I think Smoltz can be a great piece in the bullpen if not a nice insurance guy to have as a starter. The thought of Jo-Jo Reyes starting games over a large span of time makes me and I’m sure everyone else completely nauseos….
February 4th, 20108:47 pm
Braves Fan in Ohio, Manny Acosta and the possible mid season debut of Scott Proctor.
Jeffrey D, Heatley was good riddance to bad rubbish, but in general I agree with you. Though the Pirates aren’t nearly as likely to be contracted as the Thrash.
Like that, Nate? If she was ugly I would have said the ^%$#& sounds like a skillsaw in a porto-potty. And yes, I just made that up.
February 4th, 20108:48 pm
Chuck, for the love, not Hampton…please LOL
February 4th, 20108:49 pm
Thanks, Grinch, you’re right. I was leaving out Acosta. But, if Acosta makes the team, who doesn’t?
February 4th, 20108:52 pm
NO DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
NO MIKE HAMPTON
NO JOHN SMOLTZ
NO JO-JO REYES
That is all.
February 4th, 20108:56 pm
For what it’s worth (I know, not much), I agree with the Ravens owner about the Yankees and their payroll. In fact, I rant on about once a year here and say the same thing, though not as pointedly as the Ravens guy does.
For years, I’ve felt that Selig was Steinbrenner’s enabler. Who in the world thinks, during the Selig era, the sport has been managed in “the best interest of the game?” Most if not all of the clubs (owners) are making money because of big TV contracts so they haven’t lifted a finger of serious complaint and likely won’t. Dunning the Yankees and a couple other teams for high spending has had no effect other than to enrich and silence most of the other smaller market clubs.
Not even the steroid scandal which has royally screwed up the great tradition of player statistics and records (a major reason for for enthusiasm) has upset Selig, the owners, and the union enough to clean up it’s act and tell McGuire and every other abuser to stay out of the ballparks permanently unless they buy a ticket.
Hardly anyone even remembers Bart Giamatti and that’s really sad. This didn’t have to happen.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is 100% right!
February 4th, 20109:01 pm
Are you saying: Jo-Jo Reyes > Mike Hampton???
Ok, terrible example, some names I am looking at are: Paul Byrd, Brett Tomko and Bartolo Colon. All much better than Hampton and Reyes, yes. I especially like Tomko. I really do wonder though if the Braves miss out on Damon if they can approach Smoltz and say we’ll offer you $1.5 + incentives to reach $2.5-3 million to retire a Brave and have the chance to be a big part of their great potential of success this year. It’s not like other teams are drooling over his services….
February 4th, 20109:05 pm
My guess is that they’ll sort the bullpen out in Spring Training (which I’ll be there for Feb 19-26, BTW); Dunn being more raw I expect him to be most likely to start at AAA and get called up if nec. unless he just blows everyone away at ST. O’Flaherty did reasonably well last year but don’t think he won’t get demoted if another lefty shows him up early.
Venezuela just cranked a 2 run homer to go up 2-0 in the 3rd.
I say it all the time, my 11 year old cousin Emily can be the GM of the Yankees. Seriously though, give any one of us that payroll we can do exactly what Cashman does. I mean how hard was it for him to get Sabathia, Burnett and Texiera?? All he did was see what other teams were offering and he upped the years and salary. Wow, great job! I mean if we had the liberty to spend as much as we wanted like he did, we’d have the same results… “O they’re offering 5 YRS/%80 million? OK, we’ll give ‘em 5 YRS/$90 million…” I can’t imagine the stress and anxiety Cashman deals with crunching numbers and getting creative!
February 4th, 20109:06 pm
Wow, Singler’s got 30 points in this Duke thrashing of the Yellow Jackets….
Meanwhile, No. 7 Purdue getting pushed to the wire at Indiana….
February 4th, 20109:07 pm
Fleetwood Mac became a “Hit” machine with Buckingham/Nicks. The REAL Fleetwood Mac was back in the days of Peter Green-one of the best British Blues guitarists of all time. Yet another great that got their start with John Mayall-just like Clapton.
February 4th, 20109:08 pm
There’s a reason other teams aren’t drooling over his services, and it’s the same reason he shouldn’t come back here. He’s a washed-up, egotistical, bridge-burning, teammate/city/fan dumping, hypocritical, prima donna, mercenary douchebag and the further away from here he is, the better.
February 4th, 20109:12 pm
Dang, Lew; why you got to break our blues? Hey-o! (only four people here will get that).
Chuck: “…if we had the Liberty to spend…” Was that an intentional pun? Liberty is why we CAN’T spend.
There is no “right” in music. There is only preference. Me, I turn on the XM radio and listen to what is pleasing to my ear and don’t much care who is singing it or which one is the greatest.
February 4th, 20109:14 pm
Where’s your reasoning dude? He’s washed up? Sure he was a little rusty coming DIRECTLY OFF SHOULDER SURGERY in Boston but look how he closed the year in St. Louis: 7 starts, 38.0 IP 36 Hits allowed, 9 walks, 40 K’s and a 4.26 ERA
Ok, so Smoltz had more IP than Hits allowed. More K’s than IP and a W/K Ratio of 1-4 — Yeh that’s really washed up! Sure I was upset when he left but what are you 8 years old? The guy can clearly help the team and I think if both sides let the bygons be bygons he can help this team immensely. I’m sure he’s even feeling much greater after a full off-season of rest.
February 4th, 20109:19 pm
Braves Fan Lost………….and everyone else…..don’t know where all this love is coming from for Dunn. See nothing impressive in his history. The era for a lousy 20 innings in AAA last yearr isn’t impressive. He put on 31 batters in those 20 innings……..lived a charmed life with the era. What about Luis Valdez?!
February 4th, 20109:20 pm
Grinch-Those who don’t get the reference might better go read their Beano comic book.
There is no “right” in music. There is only preference.
Some preferences are better than others.
DOB..re Shutter Island, i posted a few days ago when you mentioned it, but dont know if you saw…i read the book a few months ago before I had heard about the movie and it was phenomenal. Same author as Mystic River, very original story with a great setting. Movie as directed by MS should be equally awesome.
February 4th, 20109:23 pm
Chuck, even an 8 year old who knows or has listened to anything about Smoltz knows there will be no “bygons.” And how exactly did you glean from my post I was upset about him leaving? Glad he did. I just pointed out he ditched everyone on the way out much…well, like an 8-year old would. I’m sure he feels better after an offseason of rest too. I hope his next next 2 or three off seasons are in Detroit, Mexico City and then Siberia. Not because I’m bitter (anyone who’s known me the last few years here can tell you I haven’t liked Smoltz since I first met him in ‘92) but because HE’S bitter, after making $140 mil here and being “disrespected.” %$#^ him.
February 4th, 20109:26 pm
Or Nolie, who has to sprinkle Beano on his Metamucil to avoid blowing his house up like a Michael Bay film.
February 4th, 20109:30 pm
Good job, Devils!
February 4th, 20109:33 pm
At the lsu mens basketball game against tennessee. This wayne chizm guy looks pretty great. No lie. But go lsu!
February 4th, 20109:34 pm
Tomahawkin blogs from bars, Zack Jones blogs from basketball games…guess I’m just a nobody for getting on the blog in my living room
February 4th, 20109:44 pm
I’m sorry, Jeffrey; did you say something?
February 4th, 20109:48 pm
Chuck James, you asked me:
Do you think there is any chance, especially if the Braes don’t sign Damon that Atlanta signs a starting pitcher to hover in the bullpen or in AAA if somebody goes down?
No, that’s what Medlen and Jo-Jo Reyes are for.
Say a Paul Byrd or even a Mike Hampton at $1 million+ incentives.
Hampton is recovering from another surgery (left rotator cuff) and expected to miss the entire season.
Also, do you see Smoltz coming back to Atlanta to be a possibility at all if the situation arises and he is still looking for work.
N Nine (eta60)
February 4th, 20109:51 pm
Sucks to be a Thrasher fan. They are hockey’s version of lowly Pirates.
February 4th, 20109:52 pm
Just finished Funny People…. a little disappointing.
February 4th, 20109:55 pm
I was just thinking he can help Atlanta win, that’s all I care about. If John Rocker would take this team back to the WS I wouldn’t complain… Whatever, according to DOB your wish is granted, no Smoltz here…
Ok, thanks. Was just brainstorming outloud. I think Smoltz will be productive this year if he lands in the NL again… Just hope it’s not with the Mets..
February 4th, 20109:56 pm
That’s funny, I was about to order that on demand like a half hour ago and didn’t. Not so good, ay? People on here were saying first part was strong 2nd part weak… Was that what you gathered??
February 4th, 20109:58 pm
N8–i’m not the world’s biggest fleetwood mac fan. i think they made some very good pop albums there for a while. but i’m surprised to read what you’re saying about them live. go listen to ‘fleetwood mac live’…that’s a really good album. stevie nicks’ singing is great and lindsay buckingham’s soloing is pretty grand.
salamander–i’m with you, man. grammys have always been lame, and yeah, music’s a matter of taste but that argument only goes so far. it’s kinda like food: i know people who prefer chili’s to authentic mexican. that doesnt exactly mean that chili’s is better, eh? just means there’s no accounting for taste, as they say….
On MLBN, Venezuala is playing Dominican Republic. Jose Ortegano is throwing a no hitter into the sixth inning.
February 4th, 20109:59 pm
Liked the gag reels as much as I liked the movies… and the Line-O-Ramas.
February 4th, 201010:00 pm
Beginning is better than end. I agree. Not really a “funny” movie.
February 4th, 201010:01 pm
Almost as soon as I typed it, the no-no is no-more.
February 4th, 201010:02 pm
This Ortegano kid isnt to bad. Maybe he’ll develop into something one day. Anybody know where in the minors he is?
Chuck, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s able to bounce back. He’s a freak of nature physically, and he’s always been as hard headed and determined as an English Bulldog on the mound. I’d never deign to take that away from him, and I feel he has a strong case for the Hall. But the same determination that makes him defy the laws of age and physics is also what makes him an un-empathetic/sympathetic @$$-munch and likely the reason he’s divorced. And certainly he’s the reason he’s divorced from this team and my loyalty to him personally. Dude, he’s just a $%#^. We can find someone to replicate his numbers who isn’t. That’s all I’m sayin’.
If you want to get the movies…get it on Blu-Ray so you can watch the Line-o-ramas and gag reels…better than the movie in some ways.
February 4th, 201010:06 pm
Where does Damon live, again? I might have to go kneecap the sumbee just to put a stop to the endless blathering about him on this forum, LOL —– ncscoots
Amen, brother, amen. I think Tonya Harding’s friend, Shawn Eckardt, is out of prison. You may want to give him a call.
February 4th, 201010:12 pm
I guess no baseball news is good news. Just start Spring Training please.
February 4th, 201010:22 pm
Bill, speaking of baseball news, I read today in the New York Post, “Omar Minaya definitely hoping to grab Wang”. (sorry, RHR, slow night)
February 4th, 201010:23 pm
I completely understand where you’re coming from in regards to Smoltz’s personality. I don’t like how things ended here either, but hey what are you gonna do? Things happen. I agree with you, the same attitude and demeanor he carried himself with ATL I bet is what got him in trouble with the Ex…
Thanks, I’ll do that then…
February 4th, 201010:26 pm
if they can approach Smoltz and say we’ll offer you $1.5 + incentives to reach $2.5-3 million to retire a Brave and have the chance to be a big part of their great potential of success this year. It’s not like other teams are drooling over his services Chuck James
I think John’s mouth has pretty much ensured that ain’t gonna happen, plus Wren is not stupid enough to put himself in the same awful PR position as b4 if Smoltz is a bust. Highly unlikely IMO.
We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
Atlanta Braves RSS feed
Previous entries »
Send a feedback technical issue
Vacation stops, manage subscriptions and more
Visitor Agreement | Privacy Statement© 2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution