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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 2:12pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Well at least Marge had a dog.

 
Yes, in spite of her many many flaws she certainly was not the worst owner in baseball history.

 
  
 
 
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 2:06pm

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I doubt it. A quick Google search on "Bud Selig's dog" only got 39 hits and first couple I looked at were things like if he had one it would probably bite him.   He did manage to save his team from the horrors of the designated hitter but the folks in Houston probably don't think too highly of that.  Much in the way Genghis Khan is still revered in Mongolia but not too many other places.
 

 
Well at least Marge had a dog.
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 1:58pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Does he have a dog?

 
I doubt it. A quick Google search on "Bud Selig's dog" only got 39 hits and first couple I looked at were things like if he had one it would probably bite him.   He did manage to save his team from the horrors of the designated hitter but the folks in Houston probably don't think too highly of that.  Much in the way Genghis Khan is still revered in Mongolia but not too many other places.
 


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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 1:17pm

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While were on the subject of soulless greedy bastards it occurs to me I still owe you all a rant about how TV destroying baseball.  I know this is something that should be as we mathematicians like to say intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer.  If you do have any doubts though just remember the immortal words of Deep Throat and follow the money.  I know that it's been this way for decades now but I am especially pissed off this year.  I don't know how many of you have had the opportunity to go to an Opening Day game but they really are kind of special.  Everyone is still undefeated, hopes are still high throughout the league, the long winter of our discontent is finally over, and life has begun anew again.  It's a great party and the biggest celebration of baseball until pennants start to be clinched.  That said it's not something I try to do that often.  The weather in Chicago can be a little dicey, the tickets are a bit pricey, and parking can be a real adventure.  The last time I did it was 2011.  But when the schedule came out this year and I saw we were opening against the Cards I decided immediately this was going to be the year.  I had about two weeks of getting really psyched up for it before ESPN stepped in and decreed that for the first in their history the Cubs were going to have an opening night game.  This is just plain wrong.  It is a crime against nature that the Cubs now have more day games scheduled in Busch than the Cards do in Wrigley.  Most of you can probably remember that before some genius decided that we should sneak out of the country for it there was a tradition that the Reds as the senior team in the senior league always played the first game of the season.  Back in the 90s when the same ESPN bastards first pulled this on them they were owned by a "lady" who later had the team taken away from her in much the same manner as Mr. Sterling recently lost his.  My brother who was living there at the time was of the opinion that she should be Schott.  In spite of her other faults though even she knew how wrong this was.  She was livid and made her views known as she was prone to doing.  She refused to bring out the red, white, and blue bunting or have the parade until that nonsense was over and they could have a proper Opening Day.  I don't know if she even bothered to show up for that first game.  I think it's good to remember that even the worst of us can have some redeeming qualities though I'm still trying to figure out just what Selig's might be.

 
Does he have a dog?
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 1:12pm

While were on the subject of soulless greedy bastards it occurs to me I still owe you all a rant about how TV destroying baseball.  I know this is something that should be as we mathematicians like to say intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer.  If you do have any doubts though just remember the immortal words of Deep Throat and follow the money.  I know that it's been this way for decades now but I am especially pissed off this year.  I don't know how many of you have had the opportunity to go to an Opening Day game but they really are kind of special.  Everyone is still undefeated, hopes are still high throughout the league, the long winter of our discontent is finally over, and life has begun anew again.  It's a great party and the biggest celebration of baseball until pennants start to be clinched.  That said it's not something I try to do that often.  The weather in Chicago can be a little dicey, the tickets are a bit pricey, and parking can be a real adventure.  The last time I did it was 2011.  But when the schedule came out this year and I saw we were opening against the Cards I decided immediately this was going to be the year.  I had about two weeks of getting really psyched up for it before ESPN stepped in and decreed that for the first in their history the Cubs were going to have an opening night game.  This is just plain wrong.  It is a crime against nature that the Cubs now have more day games scheduled in Busch than the Cards do in Wrigley.  Most of you can probably remember that before some genius decided that we should sneak out of the country for it there was a tradition that the Reds as the senior team in the senior league always played the first game of the season.  Back in the 90s when the same ESPN bastards first pulled this on them they were owned by a "lady" who later had the team taken away from her in much the same manner as Mr. Sterling recently lost his.  My brother who was living there at the time was of the opinion that she should be Schott.  In spite of her other faults though even she knew how wrong this was.  She was livid and made her views known as she was prone to doing.  She refused to bring out the red, white, and blue bunting or have the parade until that nonsense was over and they could have a proper Opening Day.  I don't know if she even bothered to show up for that first game.  I think it's good to remember that even the worst of us can have some redeeming qualities though I'm still trying to figure out just what Selig's might be.

  I do apologize for the poor quality of the preceding rant but I really am in too good a mood for it today.   Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues are underway, the Cubs have their first game Thursday, and I now have in my possession real tickets that I can hold in my hands and dream of better times ahead.  Even though my beloved bleachers will still be in shambles I will be behind the plate section 121 row 14 on the real Opening Day April 8.  Our long national nightmare is almost over.
 
BASEBALL  IS  COMING  BACK
              
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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 7:11pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  I have long been one to encourage everyone I know to actually get their butts in the park watch a baseball game and as often as possible.  I'm hard pressed to think of anything better for one's overall spiritual and physical well being.  That being said I'm a bit skeptical of this even if it is the Cubs.

 
'Tampa Zeke suggested a more likely scenario. The gay guy actually said "give me tickets to a Cubs game and I promise to turn straight as soon as they win their next World Series."' {#Lol}
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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 6:20pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  I have long been one to encourage everyone I know to actually get their butts in the park watch a baseball game and as often as possible.  I'm hard pressed to think of anything better for one's overall spiritual and physical well being.  That being said I'm a bit skeptical of this even if it is the Cubs.

 
That's a powerful tonic, that ballgame.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 6:05pm


  I have long been one to encourage everyone I know to actually get their butts in the park watch a baseball game and as often as possible.  I'm hard pressed to think of anything better for one's overall spiritual and physical well being.  That being said I'm a bit skeptical of this even if it is the Cubs.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 11:37am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I was going to go look at payroll and yeah it's up over last year but wow it's 114M where it was up in the 140 range for a few years... ouch.

 
 I don't know where you looked up the numbers but I just ran across this cute little toy.  Pretty slick graphics and gives individual player components. At the moment we've got the highest actually committed payroll in 2019


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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 9:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I was going to go look at payroll and yeah it's up over last year but wow it's 114M where it was up in the 140 range for a few years... ouch.

 
  A lot of that 114M was spending too much on the wrong players.  In spite of the last few years I haven't given up hope that his one saving grace might be that he actually cares about winning as opposed the soulless, greedy corporation the used to own them.  In spite of recent SCOTUS decisions I'm still not willing to give them person even bastard status.  I will admit the farm system did need to be fixed first.  I'm not sure the main show needed to be ignored to extent that it was during the process but we are poised to start playing some serious baseball now.  Getting Lester was a good sign.  Trading for one more top quality arm and having Bryant there Opening Day would get me to believe they really are thinking about this year instead of next but whether that happens or not I really do expect payroll and performance on the field to start going up markedly in the coming years.  And I'm not saying that a hundred year old building was not in need of a little maintenance or that it wasn't a good idea to address it before chunks of concrete started falling on people this time.  What has bothered me though has been his propensity to fix the things that aren't broken.  He seems to have no appreciation for the things that make Wrigley so special and unique.  It's relation with the neighborhood and day baseball are tops on the list but it's also the little things like we should have just as stupid a mascot as everyone else and how can we get every square in of the place covered with advertising too.  As much as I would like to see them in the series I'm not sure as it won't be coming at too high a price.

 



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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 8:26pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 No, I think the dragon had it right the first time.  Like most all the other owners he's a soulless, greedy bastard.



 
I was going to go look at payroll and yeah it's up over last year but wow it's 114M where it was up in the 140 range for a few years... ouch.
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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 8:20pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

or maybe he just needs some vitamin D

 
 No, I think the dragon had it right the first time.  Like most all the other owners he's a soulless, greedy bastard.




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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 5:52pm

 Coaxial wrote:

Probably like Mr. Dithers...He just don't care cause he is a very rich, soulless, greedy bastard.

 
or maybe he just needs some vitamin D
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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 10:46am

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Sister-in-law sent us some articles about what Rickets is doing to Wrigley. Here's a guy who already had enough spare cash lying around to buy a baseball team and now that he owns it all he can think about is making more money. Sometimes an investment isn't about profit, Mr. Rickets. Sometimes it's about preserving a legacy and appreciating beauty. What a you are.

 
Probably like Mr. Dithers...He just don't care cause he is a very rich, soulless, greedy bastard.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 10:28am

Sister-in-law sent us some articles about what Rickets is doing to Wrigley. Here's a guy who already had enough spare cash lying around to buy a baseball team and now that he owns it all he can think about is making more money. Sometimes an investment isn't about profit, Mr. Rickets. Sometimes it's about preserving a legacy and appreciating beauty. What a soulless, greedy bastard you are.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 9:08am

 bokey wrote:
First Chris Sale breaks his foot and now this.Badd weekend to be a Sox fan.

Native Cubans could move to the big leagues without dealing much in politics, secrecy and defection six decades ago. Cuban baseball talent was highly regarded and increasingly desirable. Not coincidentally, Minnie Minoso was at the forefront of the international game then. His baseball skills caught the eye. His distinctive name caught the ear. And his warm and engaging personality made him an uncommonly popular figure anywhere he played — no, anywhere he went — and helped forge a legacy that, to this day, prompts baseball folks to smile.

"Our organization and our city have suffered a heart-breaking loss today," said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the White Sox. "We have lost our dear friend and a great man. Many tears are falling."



 
So many great old timers...They are what drew us to the game...They were the game. RIP, Minnie, and thanks.{#Cheers}
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Posted: Mar 1, 2015 - 9:05am

First Chris Sale breaks his foot and now this.Bad weekend to be a Sox fan.

Native Cubans could move to the big leagues without dealing much in politics, secrecy and defection six decades ago. Cuban baseball talent was highly regarded and increasingly desirable. Not coincidentally, Minnie Minoso was at the forefront of the international game then. His baseball skills caught the eye. His distinctive name caught the ear. And his warm and engaging personality made him an uncommonly popular figure anywhere he played — no, anywhere he went — and helped forge a legacy that, to this day, prompts baseball folks to smile.

"Our organization and our city have suffered a heart-breaking loss today," said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the White Sox. "We have lost our dear friend and a great man. Many tears are falling."




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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 8:22am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:
{#Arrowd} Player to be named later. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Some jokes do just write themselves

 
You can take the BJ out of the name but you can't take the "sucks" out of the player.
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 8:03am

{#Arrowd} Player to be named later. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Some jokes do just write themselves


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