9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 31st, 201011:48 am
Does anyone care about the Pro Bowl?
no more lyrics…sorry. Didn’t think what I posted was all thaaaaat bad
Motley Crue’s Kickstart My Heart? Glad I wasn’t home to read the blog last night.
January 31st, 201011:57 am
I guess I won’t go to any games this year because Patrick told me not to- probably tear up all these tickets I have and stand outside with a sign saying Fire Wren
I could go for that. Maybe throw some eggs at the Turner Field sign.
January 31st, 201012:01 pm
I have to agree I doubt that the Braves will sign Damon. Damon and Boras both way over valued the market for him. He’ll now have to play for a non-contender on a one year deal. Wren may be smart in holding on to what money he has left in case Glaus or one of our outfielders go down and make a in season move like he did for Mclouth.
January 31st, 201012:03 pm
The Iniesta Generation
Soccer players are reputed to do it for 90 minutes and some fans of Barcelona, inspired by their favorite team, did it … and did it … and did it. It has been nine months since Barcelona, within the span of only a few days, trounced its arch rival Real Madrid, 6-2, in the country’s capital and ran away with the title in Spain’s La Liga. Then, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge in London, Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta scored the away goal that sent Barca to the final, where it thrashed Manchester United.
Fans being fans, some celebrated with a few pints of their favorite adult beverage, others engaged in another favorite adult activity — sex. On Thursday, Reuters reported the maternity wards at hospitals in the capital of Catalonia have been jammed after an increase in births of almost 50 percent. COMRadio’s survey of area hospitals found that births this week and those expected soon are more than 45 percent above the average. Residents have dubbed the surge in births the Iniesta Generation. It is not known, however, how many of the bouncing young Catalans have been named Andrés. “When we notice some sort of surge we look for the reason and it’s evident that the cause of the increase this week is the euphoria of Barca fans thanks to the huge win and Iniesta’s goal,” Mercedes Rodriguez of the city’s Quirón Clinic told the daily El Mundo.
January 31st, 201012:07 pm
P’cola Brave, why do you doubt Atlanta signs Damon? I’m not saying they will, but just curious as to why you believe they won’t. I haven’t seen the Braves linked to Damon in a while, but they could quickly jump in with an offer and get him just as any other team can. He could pretty sign with any team at this point and nobody would be surprised. Except for the Yankees.
January 31st, 201012:12 pm
Does anyone happen to know if the Caravan event in Decatur is open to the public? I wanted to get some autographs for my nephews, but I figured it I was going to “Brave” the crowds, I’d just as soon do some good while I’m at it. Thanks for any advice.
January 31st, 201012:17 pm
Just finished watching all season 1 of Damages with the boss lady, great acting, but what unrealistic codswallop… sure they give out $150k salries and $4M COOPS to 1st year associates in NY and every lawyer has 4-5 side deals going including organized hits and bashings, dog murders yada yada yada… what a shame…. would be a GREAT show if they made it more “for real”..
oh well…. spent a good part of the weekend on it, in this freezing cold…
thanks for the new bloggage Dobi One Knobi… excellent stuff on the young Nos 1 for the Braves
January 31st, 201012:18 pm
John-I’d say it’s certain they will be open to the public as it’s the reason they have the caravans-for fan interaction.
January 31st, 201012:20 pm
To me it seems as more time passes that it becomes less likely the Braves sign him. I personally would like to see them sign him and let Heyward stays in AAA for a while. But to me with the Yanks out you’ll see more teams show interest now that the Yanks aren’t in it to bid against. To me there are other teams interested with more money room to make the move. I just don’t see it happening.
January 31st, 201012:22 pm
MZ, at 12:51am you left out Gin Blossoms. Nothing defines 90’s music better.
January 31st, 201012:24 pm
P’cola Brave, ok, cool. It’s really 50/50 on this whole thing, imo. I’m not predicting anything with this game.
January 31st, 201012:26 pm
What do you think of the PECOTA rankings. Reasonable?
January 31st, 201012:30 pm
Soph sorry I skipped over your response earlier. Completely missed it.
No problem! That’s totally understandable…Haha, heaven knows I’ve done it plenty of times!
Apparently, his mom helps him answer his fan mail.
Haha! That’s funny. Yeah, I mean, I’ve got nothing against him personally…
January 31st, 201012:32 pm
Are any of the Spring Training games televised this year? Is there somewhere I can find the games that are?
If a deal for Damon happens-great. If not-whatever. I’m just ready for some baseball being played.
January 31st, 201012:37 pm
In agreement Lew – I’m done with the offseason and ready for ST. Damon would improve the club, but not enough for me to get excited about it – especially considering that he will likely cost ~$5 mill next year (just guessing at what Boras will get some team to pony up).
Just finished watching all season 1 of Damages with the boss lady, great acting, but what unrealistic codswallop… sure they give out $150k salries and $4M COOPS to 1st year associates in NY and every lawyer has 4-5 side deals going including organized hits and bashings, dog murders yada yada yada… what a shame…. would be a GREAT show if they made it more “for real”. — dogsbrekky
I’m going to guess that they, like most situational-crime dramas, exaggerate, condense and add plenty of pathos and melodrama to make it a more appealing show for the 98 percent of us who don’t know the ins and outs of the legal profession — not to mention the salary structure — well enough to come away questioning or focused on the content of the show from the angle you did, but rather just enjoying the hell out of all the high drama, fine acting, deliciously devious human behavior, and unexpected plot twists.
But that’s just my guess. (smile)
January 31st, 201012:42 pm
P’cola Brave, I don’t know. Sure, I guess if they say so.
January 31st, 201012:45 pm
P’cola, I haven’t paid much attention to PECOTA ratings, actually.
Damon would improve the club, but not enough for me to get excited about it – especially considering that he will likely cost ~$5 mill next year (just guessing at what Boras will get some team to pony up). — Salamander
While I understand what you’re saying, I gotta ask something about the sympathetic budget-minded stance: Would you rather the team not spend the money? Or do you hope and trust that they’d apply that later to fix a need that they wouldn’t otherwise be willing to fix?
Or, if there’s nowhere for them to spend the $5 mill to fix a need later, would it just be better spent in assisting the corporation bottom line?
P’cola – I think I read that FoxSS would broadcast 4 or 5 of the games. According to the schedule on AtlantaBraves.com, ESPN is broadcasting 3 games, but they’re all on the same week (March 21st)
January 31st, 201012:49 pm
Barring injuries, what other needs would you foresee the Braves having for $5 mill?
January 31st, 201012:50 pm
DOB, I think the same thing could be said for about any show out there, if the viewer is somebody that is in the profession that’s being portrayed.
My brother in law is an ass specialist (he hates it when i say that), and his dad has been an ER doctor for years, which was what he was going to do. It’s funny to sit around and listen to them just bash the hell out of any “ER” type of show or movie.
Just the same, I remember you ripping the TBS “My Boys” show, citing some reasons of things the main charcter (who is a beat writer for the Cubs), did that a beat writer would never do – i think she asked for an autograph or someting. While not a brilliant TV show, it’s a light humored sitcom with some funny moments and one-liners (similar to Friends, i guess).
Whenever you have some inside insight on something, it’s hard to watch without rolling your eyes every two minutes.
I just got done watching all 4 seasons of Prison Break, and while I enjoyed the hell out of it, I can only assume that anybody that works in the prison systems across the country, scoffed at every moment of that show, especially season one (which was all from inside the prison).
Sometimes, you just gotta let it go. But it really does make you wonder why more shows don’t hire consultants and people to actually assist in writing these things. Most probably do, but so much tv and movies get “dumbed down” so the average moron can enjoy it.
January 31st, 201012:51 pm
I hope MLB network gets some Braves games.
January 31st, 201012:53 pm
Re: Damages (and I have never watched the show…)
I used to work for a top 5 law firm here in Los Angeles…the starting salary for a fresh out of law school associate was $95,000.
January 31st, 201012:54 pm
Nathan-Has your Bro in Law seen sunshine yet?
January 31st, 201012:57 pm
DOB – I’m guessing the Braves’ FO can’t spend that much at the moment, hence my apathy towards the Damon situation. If Wren really had enough wiggle room to shell out $5 mill for Damon right now, I’m inclined to think he would’ve signed him already.
You bring up a good point about saving funds for a later need, which has gotta be a tough decision to weigh. Is it better to get a player like Damon who will improve the club somewhat offensively and in other intangible ways (leadership skills, etc), or should Wren hold on to the money in case someone gets hurt and a replacement is needed?
Also when I quickly spat out my previous comment, I didn’t factor in the possibility of Wren trading Melky (for example) to make room for Damon in the OF while also creating some budget space, which could be applied to signing a needed piece down the road.
However, if what I just stated above has any validity, I’m left wondering if perhaps Damon/Boras are still seeking more than $5 mill a year, and perhaps this is why he still hasn’t signed with the Braves or anyone else.
January 31st, 20101:03 pm
DOB, I know you weren’t asking me (but I’ll treat it like an open question to everybody).
I’m about 60/40 in favor of signing Damon. The pluses to me are that he’s a veteran, and he’s imo, a better leadoff option than McLouth (and I think Mclouth could be a 25+ HR guy if he was allowed to just hit away down in the order), add to that he’s just coming off a WS victory.
That being said, Melky played CF for that same WS winning Yankees team. And if push came to shove and McLouth went down to injury, I’d rather have Melky in CF than Damon.
All of that opinion is assuming that if Damon is signed, Melky would likely be moved (though I get that they might perhaps move Diaz), and that Heyward would be the RF from the get go.
As for the money? Not my money. So hard to say. All winter, I’ve backed the stance that they should “save” some money just in case they have other needs mid-season. I hate to see them cap out their self imposed cap in January, and then come June if Wagner goes down, be strapped for cash to fix it.
I’m just not thorughly convinced that Melky might not be the better player (or at least equal) moving forward, as Damon ages and Melky hits the peak years – though he may never improve on his current ability.
If Damon can be had for the same dollar amount that Melky (or Diaz) is making and one of them can be moved upon signing him? I say go for it.
If Damon is going to cost 5-6 million? I think I’d rather Wren wait and find out if there are more pressing needs.
I know nolie and others state how much LF defense doesn’t much all matter. But those same people are also usually stating how McLouth isn’t that special in CF. So imo, that means we need better defense in LF, and I just have a gut feeling that if the OF defense lines up as Melky, McLouth and Heyward, outfield defense is going to be a huge strength for the Braves, when it wasn’t last year.
Having Hanson as the only “miss the bat” type of pitcher left on the roster, I think the defense in general is VERY important in 2010.
January 31st, 20101:04 pm
Dobi – re Damages – you are prolly correct, I should welcome the distraction from watching my sill screens all day
Took my border collie to the vet yesterday cause his one good leg is effed now, poor little bugger has Lymes Disease plus severe degeneration of his legs with arthritis….. they are going to do some stem cell funky stuff they say to treat it, poor boy is only 5 years old
I could go for that. Maybe throw some eggs at the Turner Field sign. — Jeffrey D
And then you could stand over at the players lot in June, July, and say, “Hey, guys. Hey Bobby. Sorry about the empty stadium and plummeting revenues this season. We do appreciate what you’re doing out there on the field, but it’s just that we’ve got a statement to make…. What’s that? Cutting off nose to spite face? Sorry, I’m not comprehending.”
lew, my guess is yeah. but we haven’t specifically talked about it.
I would have to figure that Damon’s price has got to be at least 5+. He just got Nady signed for 3.3 and the guy missed all last year and had 2 TJ surgery. I dont know maybe he signs for 4-5 with a lot of incentives. Who knows. I saw it written earlier today that Boras said he has seen a lot of very clever and interesting offers for Damon.
January 31st, 20101:05 pm
just dont see why anyone would offer Damon more than the number he turned the Yanks down for ($6 mil – 1 yr). There is no real market for Damon at this point. Several teams would like to have him, but why overpay. Dont ever believe anything that Boras says to the media about one of his clients.
January 31st, 20101:09 pm
Folks, Damon isn’t signing for $2 mill. And he’s not going unemployed. Boras is excruciatingly patient in these matters. But he’ll have Damon signed to a team before spring training, I’d be willing to bet. And he might just have him signed in the next few days. And don’t be shocked if… OK, I’ll stop there.
January 31st, 20101:10 pm
FYI….MLB Network first ST Games is Braves at Mets …
Just my thoughts, but I’ll guess that if Wren is working with Boras to get Damon right now or soon that he’ll also be working on trading Melky to free up cash and to possibly make room for that super prospect. I don’t think trading a $3m, 26 year old versatile OF with a decent bat will be that hard to trade. Cubs just signed double TJ surgery Nady for $3.3m.
DOB – do you think Damon will sign for more than $5 mill per year?
January 31st, 20101:12 pm
I know the Jays are interested in Damon to leadoff. Maybe they would be interested in Melky also. He can leadoff and is under team control for another few years I believe. he would be cheaper for them than Damon. We only need Damon for a year with Schafer in waiting. Just an idea.
January 31st, 20101:13 pm
dogsbrekky: Sorry to hear about your dog, man. And only five years old. I hate to hear that stuff. Hopefully it’ll work out.
Steve from OH
January 31st, 20101:16 pm
dogsb–we had a dog that died of cancer at 5. It’s tough. Hope all works out for you.
Oh, there won’t be protesting outside Turner Field. This is Atlanta, not NY, Boston, Chicago. Most of the fans that show up at Turner Field were probably just going to the aquarium and decided to go down the road to the Braves game. Ever check out a lot of those people in the stands at TF? They look about as interested as Garret Anderson looked in the dugout and on the field all last year.
January 31st, 20101:19 pm
dogs-That sucks, Dude. We get the Lyme disease shots every year on our Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix. With him crusing about 25 acres of fieod and woods, figured I wouldn’t take the chance. One good thing living up here though, is that he only gets heartworm medication between March and November. Even heartworms can’t handle the cold-which was minus 8 last night. No snow like our brethren in Virginia and NC, but we damned well have the cold.
January 31st, 20101:21 pm
dogsbrekky Hate to hear that i lost my male boxer when he was only 4 thispast july it almost killed me still miss him alot . his name was chipper, guess who he was named after
January 31st, 20101:22 pm
TnBrian-If they pay for the ticket, attend the game and buy concessions, thereby giving the Braves a higher income and maybe a larger salary budget, they can look as interested or disinterested as they please, to my way of thinking. Apathy works fine as ;long as they spend the $$$$$$$.
hope the braves get damon. I honestly think it would boost ticket sales and he could sell some jerseys.
January 31st, 20101:24 pm
We found a little ‘to to’ down the street the other day and he’s a mess. I looked up to see what breed it is and it appears to be a cairn terrier. Always thought ‘to to’ was a yorkshire, but he wasn’t. We also have a border collie who’s a FEMALE IN HEAT so she and Marvin have to be seperated until we get him neutered.
dogsbrekky, sorry about your little pooch. I know it’s tough because you get very attached. They’re like kids.
Lew, I know, I was just refering to the protesting thing. DOB was probably just being sarcastic, I’m sure. He knows.
My dog ate poisonous mushrooms when he was like 4 months old. He survived, though. Cost $500 at the vet. Dogs are like your children, though. Sorry dogsbrekky.
January 31st, 20101:25 pm
In case anyone interested missed the news about the Cubs, they’re staying in Mesa, Ariz., after all, not coming to Naples, Fla. Money. They wanted it from Mesa, and they got it.
January 31st, 20101:27 pm
“And don’t be shocked if… OK, I’ll stop there.” – DOB
Don’t get my hopes man. Yourself, me, and many other Braves fans know the guy would help the club. IMO, it needs to happen. A # 1 man makes this lineup potentially great.
January 31st, 20101:28 pm
And like, when games.
dogsbrekky, man that sucks. 5 is so young. I know I still miss my 12-year old who died 4 years ago (Feb 8). She had cancer, the poor baby. I hope they can save your boy.
January 31st, 20101:29 pm
Man’s best friend. They don’t care what you look like, what you have or how you treat them. They will always stand by your side. Sadly, there are evil people who abuse animals and they’ll get a first class ticket to hell when they go.
January 31st, 20101:31 pm
You know dogs are the only animals other than humans who can follow where you point?
Chris from the Rock
January 31st, 20101:32 pm
If the Braves do sign Damon, can they institute a DT (Designated Thrower)?
January 31st, 20101:34 pm
DOB-(Or anyone actually)-I realize that Spring Training sites change constantly, but for the life of me, I can’t understand what good Naples would have done the Cubs (except as leverage for Mesa). Only teams I could think of that even train in that neck of the woods (SW coastal Florida) are the Rangers and Red Sox-don’t think there’s even a team as close as Sarasota anymore . Seems that would have cost excessive travel $$$$$ to get to the exhibition games. Are there teams training down there that I’m missing?
Just an idea for fellow bloggers to mull… If it’s a “leadoff” hitter Braves fan clamor for Damon over, then why not consider Orlando Hudson. Sign the O-Dog, move Prado to the OF (where he’s played plenty in winter leagues). Personally, I think leadoff hitters are overrated, since they typically onl,y lead off an innning only once a game. Or if it’s power Braves fan crave, why not consider trading for Carlos Lee? He’s a right-handed hitter (Braves have said they’d prefer a RH) who hits around .290 – .300 against both righties and lefties and is a great homer and RBI machine. I don’t know his contract situation, which might be a downside. As for his defense- I don’t think his range is any worse than Garrett Anderson’s and his arm is not any worse than Johnny Damon. Thoughts? (I know DOB will have a field day with this one!)
January 31st, 20101:35 pm
Nah; just it was in TIME magazine.
Anyone see the new Mel Gibson movie?
January 31st, 20101:36 pm
Regarding your take on damages and dogsbrekky’s:
I agree that damages is terribly twisted not to mention gripping. But i got to agree with dogsbrekky in some sense. I might not know the ins and outs of the law profession/salary but while watching it there is always this nagging little feeling that they are exaggerating a little too much. Kinda similar to what I felt watching The Shield. You never feel this when you are watching it but later when you think about it and go “cmon, that cant possibly happen”. You might say 24 takes even more liberties than these 2. Somehow even a tenuous relation to believable stories is far more entertaining.
Lee makes 18mil a year and has a full no trade clause
You watched that Alan Alda show on PBS didnt you?
January 31st, 20101:37 pm
joerochester-Yeah, especially if you’re pointing to food.
January 31st, 20101:38 pm
Chris from the Rock, the DT will be Escobar,he will wear a path out between left and short.
January 31st, 20101:40 pm
Snotboogie, I don’t know if O’Brien will repsond to someone calling themself Snotboogie. But, you can always try.
January 31st, 20101:41 pm
Dobi and Steve OH – thanks, my dog got crushed by a car in 2004 when he was a puppy, cause I left my door unlocked and he got out… bad burns, crushed left leg etc, so he is lucky to be alive.. but it is tough to see the pain they go through… still he never complains, only when he can’t hump someone
January 31st, 20101:46 pm
The thing about Snotboogie is that his/her comments are pretty eloquent, oddly.
Snotboogie is obviously someone who regularly posts under a different name. I don’t have a problem with it because their comments are generally intelligent. Perhaps sometimes its easier to express oneself under a different name? I dunno, I very rarely bother with other monikers, but clearly other bloggerites like using them.
January 31st, 20101:47 pm
If the Braves somehow had the 5 mil to sign Damon, I still wouldn’t. I’d use that money in the draft and the IFA market. A couple seasons ago we drafted a kid name Anthony Rendon(who’s a big time SS prospect now)in like the 20th round or so the Braves offered him 100K to sign the kid asked for 750K for him to forgo his college career and sign with the Braves. Those extra 5 mil could help sign a kid like that in the upcoming draft.
January 31st, 20101:49 pm
No, don’t stop there! What are you hearing, DOB?
January 31st, 20101:52 pm
Salamander and TnBrian
What do you have against my name man? Its not that disgusting is it?
I am not one of the regular posters.Anyway I have posted under only one other name and I have given it up a while back. What can i say,it didnt quite have the same ring to it.
joerochester- Well, he did have one of the weaker arms, even in center back in the Red Sox days.
But, I’ve always though he made up for it with other strengths.
Has Damon’s arm always sucked?
January 31st, 20101:53 pm
Assuming DOB isn’t stirring the pot for blog hits (no judgment – I would do it all day if I was in charge of a blog), he probably can’t comment much if the Braves are indeed involved. Just let the Damon situation play out and see where the chips fall.
Salamander–You’ve made an excellent point!
January 31st, 20101:57 pm
Sad story about your dog. But atleast your club Chelsea seems well on its way to a title.you can take some heart in that.
Just Say NO To Johnny Damon!!! The Braves are fine with what they have Diaz/Cabrera/Hinske could handle LF and do a better job than Damon. Also both Diaz and Cabrera could leadoff if needed.
January 31st, 20101:59 pm
Has anyone heard progress of McCann since the second Lasik surgery following last season? I haven’t heard mention in a while
January 31st, 20102:00 pm
Yowsers. If Lee makes 18 million a year, then I could see why he’s not an option. Unless Liberty is passing on Damon so they could specifically save that money and put it toward a larger salary, say about $18 million. I’ll wait for a response when everyone is done laughing and has picked themselves off the floor. It’s a joke, folks. For those who might have taken it seriously: I don’t expect the Braves to find more than another $5 million when they go looking in their budget book.
January 31st, 20102:01 pm
Not really disgusting at all. You misinterpreted the tone of my comments. Besides, you have now made it clear that you are in fact NOT a regular blogger. I’ll take you at face value unless you reveal otherwise.
January 31st, 20102:02 pm
I’m not opposed to Damon but If we don’t get him I think the Braves should consider hitting Diaz/Melky in the leadoff and move Mclouth to the & hole where he can hit for more power.
January 31st, 20102:05 pm
Anyone seen Schafer today? Isn’t he listed for the caravan?
Hey Lew, try chronixradio.com, and if you have vista or w7 you can get it as a gadget. Plays great music.
Re: your 1:59
He is now able to focus his eyes at a 30 feet distance. He is gradually working his way upto 60 ft 6 inches. “I should be there by the start of spring training” said McCann squinting to adjust to the sunlight. “After that, I will try focusing on the 1st baseman and so on. I should be ready by the start of the season, no doubt” he said with a confident smile.
January 31st, 20102:06 pm
Bill Madden’s comments on the state of the Mets, in today’s Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2010/01/30/2010-01-30_mets_omar_minaya_fans_asking.html
January 31st, 20102:09 pm
Snotboogie–Thanks for the information. The necessity of a second operation has to be a scary thought for anyone, not to mention a man attempting to hit / catch 90mph pitches.
January 31st, 20102:11 pm
haggard1: that’s because there’s not been anything new to report since McCann said the eyes were doing great a month or so after Lasik, when he played in his charity softball game. With Lasik, the only real news would be if he’s having problems like before, if he can’t see at night or his eyes are still dry or whatever. From his comments and those of Wren later in the winter, all was going normal and McCann was seeing fine. But I’ll ask him again tomorrow morning at the first day of pitching camp. I’m assuming he’ll be there.
January 31st, 20102:16 pm
If the Braves somehow had the 5 mil to sign Damon, I still wouldn’t. I’d use that money in the draft and the IFA market. — Jay212033
If I were you, I would not assume that money saved on payroll now would be applied to the draft or international free agent market later.
agreed pcola, diaz and or melky probably better suited to leadoff than nate
January 31st, 20102:22 pm
Sign Damon, if we win 3-10 games more because of Damon it would be worth it and make
The poll is about 390 yes and 190 no.
Agree with DOB @ 1;09 shocked ! =hope it will be Braves.
dogsbrekky= Sorry about your Border Collie.. BC are great dogs ( smarter than their owners) I know because I have one.
January 31st, 20102:24 pm
Bill Madden’s comments on the state of the Mets, in today’s Daily News
Damn. I knew the Mets were going to look pretty mediocre in 2010, but Madden’s piece (thanks for the link DOB) paints a bleak picture of the upcoming season for the Metropolitans. No wonder Anders’ posts are so defensive lately!
I might not know the ins and outs of the law profession/salary but while watching it there is always this nagging little feeling that they are exaggerating a little too much. Kinda similar to what I felt watching The Shield. You never feel this when you are watching it but later when you think about it and go “cmon, that cant possibly happen”. — Snotboogie
You might. I don’t. Because I go in understanding it’s not a documentary or purported to be one in any way. It’s dramatic TV condensed to tidy one-hour episodes, 16 or 20 or however many to a season, with virtually everything magnified and exaggerated (including the beauty of the females working in the DA’s office on Law & Order or in the crime lab on CSI.
You might say 24 takes even more liberties than these 2. —
No, really? You mean 24 isn’t real or at least based on fact? Jack doesn’t really have amazing healing powers that allow him to get the hell beaten out of him for 15 minutes, his hands tied behind his back as a huge dude bare-knuckle pummels his face, and then not show so much as a black eye or fat lip, much less a broken jaw? You’ve ruined the show for me.
Next you’ll be telling me that James Bond can’t do all the things he does in the movies, or that the Bourne films are fictional.
January 31st, 20102:26 pm
Saw a story in the New York Times this morning that gets me even more in the mood for the start of spring training; a new bio on Willie Mays, written by James S. Hirsch, will be released February and it’s the first time Mays has actually cooperated with a biographer.
Had thought Charles Einstein did “Willie’s Time” with cooperation, but I guess not.
DOB, have you ever interviewed Mays?
January 31st, 20102:30 pm
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January 31st, 20102:32 pm
I think I’ll be surprised no matter what team with whom Damon agrees to sign.
Next you’ll be telling me that James Bond can’t do all the things he does in the movies. – DOB
You mean seducing all those attractive women with cheap double entendres? Ofcourse not. What else did you believe?
January 31st, 20102:34 pm
Worse. The dude will tell us that the Easter Bunny doesn’t exist, that Santa Claus is a myth, and that nolie and I don’t really know everything.
What is life without that willing suspension of disbelief, LOL? A bleak, gray landscape without sunsets or floating clouds. Bleep that.
January 31st, 20102:35 pm
What’s the best Bond movie?
January 31st, 20102:37 pm
I haven’t seen all of them, but of the recent ones, I really liked Goldeneye…
Curb your enthusiasm is pretty close to reality, at least.
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