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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:32:46 pm »
Wasn't there a rumor he was porking Moyes' daughter?

Yep, and apparently everyone is in on signing him on loan. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:40:10 pm »
Didn't expect it'd be quite this bad.  The gulf in ability is clear and cavernous.

Bank the money and be better placed next time up.

At least your owner hasn't shit on the gaffer in a very public way when your team was doing just fine, throwing you into a tailspin and possibly back down to the championship....

Fucking Malaysian God-complex owner.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:00:56 pm »
This implies that you are currently *not* useless on Sunday afternoons.  We haven't heard your wife's opinion on that yet.

Not AS useless now as I will be this weekend...

I think I'll just spend all day Saturday trying to explain how a single player is worth $120 million.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 31, 2013, 09:52:23 pm »
Excellent match by Palace.  My wife is going to lose her shit when the NFL season starts and I'm useless all morning Saturday and all afternoon Sunday!


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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:11:28 pm »
Never was, never has been against the rules, AFAIK.  You're not allowed to kick the ball out of a goalie's hand(s), nor are you allowed to play the ball when the goalie has two hands on it.  What that guy did violated neither rule.

And then there's the old "Hide Behind the Goalie and Steal the Ball" ploy.

Love that one!  There really is nothing worse than own goals or taken advantage of goalies.

Matt, honestly, if Vincent Tan's waist ban near his shoulders didn't sell you on him, his terrible rendition of the ayatollah after the match should have.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:24:35 am »
Oops, forgot to offer my congrats on the big win this weekend!  I know I should be rooting for Khaleesi to go down in flames (to take one of the three trapdoor spots), but I feel more of a kindred spirit there than with other relegation contenders.  Fuck Hull.

Just bank the three unexpected points, and carry on.

Thanks Limey.  I haven't started rooting against anyone, except Swansea.  I'm all for the big dogs getting knocked off.  The mid and bottom of the table has become significantly more competitive in the last few years with more money pouring into the EPL, it's going to be quite a struggle for all of us.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:44:27 pm »
Availability is awesome.  However, I just found out that Palace are, apparently, targeting Joey Barton as a transfer window signing.  This makes me very, very unhappy.

Even Joey Barton's mother thinks Joey Barton is a dbag.

Cardiff play Everton at home this weekend, I think this will be a good test of what to expect for the season.  The concern is for a big let down after the massive victory over Man City, but having watched  Malky Mackay lead Cardiff for the last two years, I don't think he'd allow a let down.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 26, 2013, 08:07:30 pm »
Ah yes very good point.

Crazy 2nd weekend for Cardiff.  I have to say, I've watched more EPL in the first two weeks than I did most of last year, mostly bc of CCFC, but also the availability on TV.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:52:52 pm »
I'm very happy to see other relegation rivals having shit days.  Palace sitting 12th on goal difference right now.  

Cardiff looked overwhelmed by west ham which frightens me bc they are a mid table team who totally out classed us.  I'm hoping it was more a poor performance due to being ill prepared for the "bright lights" of the EPL and less a testament of the teams quality.  It's going to be a nerve wracking season hoping for enough points to finish 17th.

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 16, 2013, 08:27:31 am »
He had to return some videotapes.

He was catching up on last seasons League Championship. 

Best part about the EPL, you can find a stream of every game, somewhere online!

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:43:42 am »
"Yes!  Three points!"

["No, that's no points.  You have to kick it under the bar."]

"Hey!  You gotta kick it under the bar for three points."

["One point."]

Genius!  Can't wait for next weekend!

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:36:31 pm »
Palace reverting to its chronic (literally) problem of shipping late goals.  THey've had the lead in the last 4 games, and come away with 4 points out of 12.  Cardiff are rolling.  Never mind how pretty it is, getting out of the Championship is MMA compared to the Premiership's dressage.

We both made it to the big leagues!  Congrats!

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: December 30, 2012, 10:31:55 pm »
Cardiff hasn't been winning pretty, but they have positioned themselves really well for the last half of the season.  A couple of quality signings during the Jan transfer window could help seal the deal.  Palace is right there as well. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: November 06, 2012, 10:36:33 pm »
...and just like that Cardiff's superior goal difference all-but disappears, while Palace rocket to the top of the table with yet another emphatic victory.

Terrible showing against a weak side by Cardiff.  Their away form has been shocking so far. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:58:56 pm »
Palace now one point off the top, and a new - highly rated - manager installed.

This is getting fun!

Congrats, this is going to be a hell of a season.  I'm still not sure if Malky Mackay is up to the task of leading a team to the promised land. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: November 02, 2012, 06:20:13 pm »
That would be the same Cardiff that's already lost to Crystal Palace once already this season?

Spurs are the only other acceptable alternative London Premiership team option.

Table topping Cardiff w the best goal differential, yeah.
The championship has some real quality this year, a lot of depth at the top of the table.


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Beer and Queso / Re: EPL on NBC in 2013
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:02:17 pm »
Every game available live somewhere on an NBC outlet.  Link.

Now all I need is for Crystal Palace to make it back up (currently sitting 4th in the Championship, unbeaten in 11 games, having just beaten the league leaders on the road last weekend, knocking them off the top).  So far, the lack of a manager doesn't seem to be slowing us down.

There's only 2 spots left for promotion, my Cardiff City boys have one of the automatic spots locked up.  I've chosen Tottenham to follow till the bluebirds are promoted.

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Game Zone 2012 Archive / Re: Astros @ Padres 07/19/12
« on: July 19, 2012, 11:14:38 pm »
One hit, one god damn hit.... 

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Talk Zone / Re: Diamondbacks sign a pitcher
« on: December 21, 2011, 05:53:59 pm »
Great. Another one of these mouthbreathing yahoos...

I'm just guessing here, but I think everyone's sarcasm meter needs a new set of batteries.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at Snakes 8-8
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:58:37 pm »
What I'm saying, is enjoy it now. They've got to prove they can adjust. Maybe they can.

top 4, batting averages in limited at bats:

Shuck      .333
Altuve      .344
Bourgeois  .320
Martinez    .300

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at Snakes 8-8
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:50:06 pm »
So could Wallace. And CJ.

F you too. 

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 7/25/2011
« on: July 25, 2011, 08:13:06 pm »
Happ is keeping the ball down tonight a lot better than he has. That's what he needs to do. Throwing strike one would help.


He's throwing enough strikes that I don't want to tear my hair out, which is how I usually feel watching him pitch.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 7/25/2011
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:52:51 pm »
I think we need HH to opine on the scoring of that three base error hit and two base error.

Not only that, the runner on third wouldn't have even tried to score on that, if he hadn't trip on his own dick.

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Beer and Queso / Re: I love expense accounts
« on: July 23, 2011, 03:23:10 pm »
You found a place to smoke the Monte in NY?  I've heard it's very cigar unfriendly these days.

Carnegie Club.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Fish 7/7/11
« on: July 07, 2011, 09:05:49 pm »
Who the hell do you want to start in his place? Aneury? Figueroa? I mean, really, as bad as Happ is there is no one who's close to challenging for a rotation spot.

Keuchel?

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Rangers @ Astros, June 28
« on: June 28, 2011, 09:48:16 pm »
Cliff Lee is having a Hershiser type run.

Amazingly, after 3 straight shutouts, he's still not even half way to the record.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Rangers @ Astros, June 28
« on: June 28, 2011, 09:24:16 pm »
I love Cliff Lee. 

June:  33 ip  1 er   5 W   0 L

sick.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Rangers @ Astros, June 28
« on: June 28, 2011, 07:46:12 pm »
Damn, Hamilton is strong.

holy shit that guy can hit.

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Talk Zone / Re: Sam Fuld, ladies and gentlemen
« on: June 27, 2011, 09:24:44 pm »
Another great catch by Fuld:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=16340971

Looks like he made it harder than it needed to be.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Who's worse?
« on: June 27, 2011, 09:50:35 am »
There you go.

Although I give him credit for calling up Adu, who looked great. 

Biggest surprise in USMNT history.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Don't worry, Limey...
« on: June 23, 2011, 04:02:04 pm »
At least England's World Cup future is strong

Its good to see that their U-17 keepers are as bad as their senior team keepers!

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Talk Zone / Re: Phillies begging for RH bat
« on: June 23, 2011, 03:54:15 pm »
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/23/charlie-manuel-makes-plea-for-a-right-handed-hitter/

Bidding obviously starts with Dom Brown.  What else would we need to make a Pence deal worthwhile?

Brown, and either 1B Jon Singleton or RHP Jarred Cosart? 

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 06/22/11: Astros at TBiA
« on: June 22, 2011, 11:05:19 pm »
Chicharito just missed a sitter. 

Giovani dos Santos, se la perdioooooooo!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:22:11 pm »
mercifully, ended.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:50:38 pm »
Corporan drives me nuts. I don't think that I could work with him.

I wouldn't be surprised if he wears a g-string in his "other" job.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:43:29 pm »
It's enough to make me believe that anyone could be the 5th-string catcher for a major league team.

only the 5th stringer is allowed to shake his ass that much while catching.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:42:02 pm »
Wait, nobody posted the same thing as me at the same time? What?

that's how asinine the idea of Corporan hitting a home run is.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:41:15 pm »
How could you possibly be watching an Astros at stR game without drinking heavily (a Lyles start notwithstanding) - I can't fathom such a thing?!?!?

Lyles, that's the only reason.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:40:45 pm »
Corporan's going to hit a home run.

he started his swing before Feliz started the windup, and he was still late.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:36:24 pm »
What the fuck difference would that make?

I don't drink, but I feel drunk.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:31:25 pm »
god forbid this game goes to extras, Stros will have no pitchers left.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:18:40 pm »
Now that the game is tied, and Jordan is out, I'm not so interested in watching the rest of the game.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:16:52 pm »
Worst fucking bullpen in the universe.

THE UNIVERSE!!!!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:16:26 pm »
Sweet....

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:15:44 pm »
Hanley Ramirez: 4 hrs   17 rbi     .206 avg   .302 obp   .299  slg

-wow, that is shitastic in over 200 at bats.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:12:14 pm »
Beltre is fun to watch at the hot corner.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:07:43 pm »
Sure wish the Astros had a lock-down good half-way decent bullpen.

Send Lyles back out for the 8th, only chance he has for a victory.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:03:59 pm »
Bourgeois deserves two fucking errors on that play.

Should be 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.  Fuck.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at stRangers, 6/21/11
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:04:17 pm »
Another quiet night in the GZ...

Seems to be the standard these days.  Oh, and man, Jordan Lyles is fun to watch pitch, he has a great rhythm while on the mound.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at Rangers 6/20/2011
« on: June 20, 2011, 07:55:57 pm »
Shit. Show.  Discuss if we must.

Happ's location is pretty fucking terrible.

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Talk Zone / Re: Pujoled
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:47:32 pm »
Stress fracture, I presume.

Repetitive stress injury from repeated left handed masturbation.

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Talk Zone / Re: Myers and Kepp on the block
« on: June 17, 2011, 07:01:16 pm »
Per MLBTR anyway... LINK

MLB.com's Bill Ladson hears that [the Astros] are looking to trade both Brett Myers and Jeff Keppinger...

I wish they would have thought about this last season, I doubt a starting pitcher with a 5+ ERA will get you much.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:35:19 pm »
Wallace has reached safely in 6 of his last 7 plate appearances

12 of his last 14.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:32:53 pm »
DING DING DING

Dominic Brown and Jared Cosart!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:29:41 pm »
I am amazed at how productive Pence can be.  As crazy as he drives me, he is productive with the bat.

Considering how ugly some of his swings can be, it is amazing.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:20:53 pm »
Astros still losing to the Pirates.  The fucking Pirates!

The 1 game above .500 Pirates. 

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:09:09 pm »
The 1st got off to a bad start when he misplayed a poor leadoff bunt attempt.  He wasn't given an error, but it was an eminently makable play.  If he gets the leadoff guy out, Jones never gets to bat...

He got to that bunt too quickly, any normal pitcher and Downs picks up the ball and makes the play.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 6/16/2011: Lyles vs. Bucs
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:03:37 pm »
It sounded like some sort of weird play, but I'm listening to Milo.  So anything is possible.

He was sent on a ball of the wall which bounced 5 feet off the wall and was quickly picked up and fired in.  Good throws and a good job of blocking the plate led to Hunter getting thrown out.  

Jordan's curveball is much better than advertised, nice sharp break, and he controls it well.  He had a rough 1st inning, missed his spot on a fastball, but since then, he's been money.  Quick worker with good control, gotta love it.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Mr Bean...
« on: June 09, 2011, 08:24:02 am »
On the last flip over the rail on the stairs, he was damn close to breaking his neck. 

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Talk Zone / Re: On a slow baseball day for the Astros...
« on: June 06, 2011, 04:58:33 pm »
By way of reference, the league average ERA is 3.92 (which is pretty remarkable by itself - I can't remember the last time I saw the AL under 4.00)


Its amazing what happens when you de-roid baseball.

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Hey. Valdez. Bautista can hit a fastball. A long, long way.


That fucker can mash.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 05/20/11: Good Guys Invade Canada
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:44:07 pm »
Bite me.

/s Ron Gardenhire

They at least have injuries as an excuse.  The Stros just flat suck.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2011 Music Thread
« on: May 19, 2011, 05:09:28 pm »
I like Eno, myself.  I'd be thinking of something off of Before and After Science, though.

Some people will tell you Eno/Lanois messed up U2's sound.  Steve Lillywhite acolytes, I guess.  And, come to think of it, I personally prefer the first three Lillywhite-produced LPs to anything/everything that came after.  By far.

But then, who cares?  It worked out all right for them.  Besides, the band brought in Eno because they wanted to go that direction, anyway.


Boy (1980)
October (1981)
War (1983)
The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

-4 of my favorite albums of all time.  When I have flashback dreams about my life, those 4 albums are usually the soundtrack (I don't really have flashback dreams, but I have dreams about having flashbacks...)

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 18 May 2011 Houston at St. Louis
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:46:38 pm »
This game season is pretty hard to watch.

FIFY.

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Talk Zone / Carlos Lee is soooo fat....
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:35:52 pm »
he stepped on a crack and broke David Wright's back!

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=6556852

Makes sense that he isn't hitting the ball nearly as well as he has in the past.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Mets @ Stros 5/15/11
« on: May 15, 2011, 03:49:57 pm »
I don't mind the fact that they lose due to inferior talent.  That happens.  But shit like this is just unwatchable.

This shit is unwatchable.  Bad baseball, stupid baseball.  The dropped pop up, the steal of home, Aneurysm's terrible bunting.  Horrible.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Reds v. Astros, May 10th
« on: May 10, 2011, 07:38:58 pm »
Saints preserve us. 

Has everyone turned off the tv?  How is it this team gets worse each day?

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Utley and Mauer are still looking ahead at long careers, Lance is looking behind. 

But Drayton not visiting him when he was in town is a tad shitty.

Man pays you $100+ million dollars to play baseball, you think you'd go out and find him.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Reds, May 3rd
« on: May 03, 2011, 09:03:44 pm »
Check out the Twins v White Sox game.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Lexington - 2011
« on: April 30, 2011, 11:52:11 pm »
SHIT!!! 

Levine says Nash felt a 'pop' in his wrist. Don't know what the problem is, but they're not real optimistic...

Let me repeat, SHIT!!!

sounds like (pun intended) a broken hamate bone.

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Talk Zone / Re: SP5: Aneury Rodriguez in, Figueroa out
« on: April 30, 2011, 05:12:00 pm »
Just keeping the seat warm till they bring up Jordan.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros v. Jakes, 04/27/2011
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:04:22 pm »
Then you'll be happy with how that turned out.

Ginobili for THREE!!!... or, two...

Makes a Rockets fan smile

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros v. Jakes, 04/27/2011
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:02:54 pm »
Spurs/grizz pretty interesting... For nba

I hate Ginobili.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros v. Jakes, 04/27/2011
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:58:21 pm »
/pulls helmet off of knight sent to protect La Russa
// recoils in horror at seeing it's Berkman the Bruce

genius!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros v. Jakes, 04/27/2011
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:54:53 pm »
Drayton... if these are your fans, then why do they leave?!

And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to...... kick the Co-ards asses!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros v. Jakes, 04/27/2011
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:50:58 pm »
Brett Wallace shoots fire from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse.

He's too short to be Brett Wallace.

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Redemption time

or go down in flames time.

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Ugh, never thought I would miss the time Bill Hall struck out

The real question is why isn't Bretty Wallace batting ahead of Bill Fucking Hall?

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Beer and Queso / Re: Bragging
« on: April 24, 2011, 09:42:19 pm »
We got a new super.   Within a month of him starting, we got approved for a washer/dryer (which changed my wife's view of the apartment entirely), a new a/c unit in our living room, and DirecTV.   Now I'm trying to sign a 5 year extension on the lease.

You are now, officially, big time!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, 4/22/11
« on: April 22, 2011, 08:48:41 pm »
Wow Bourn stops at a go sign

16 runs scored and 9 stolen bases in the middle of the 19th game of the season, he's still doing fine.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, 4/22/11
« on: April 22, 2011, 08:13:15 pm »
Well, fuck. And now a curtain call. What a prick.

curtain call in the 3rd inning of the 19th game of the season?  what a joke.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 4/19/2011: Astros at Mets
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:56:42 pm »
Not correct.   Pick up any pile of homeless man dookie and put it in your mouth.   

Ah, to order, you said.  So put a pickle on it.

What's your favorite burger, not in madison sq park?

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 4/19/2011: Astros at Mets
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:24:35 pm »
Hells no.   I ain't going out to East Jesus to sit in the rain.

Anyone that thinks Shake Shack is the best burger on anything is clearly functionally retarded.

Its the best burger for order in madison sq park.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 4/19/2011: Astros at Mets
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:46:55 pm »
I think he missed the tag on Hall.

He definitely missed the tag.

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I've not had the Queen Vic's version but I doubt it's a traditional Quebecois poutine.  Probably still delicious, though.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.mileendbrooklyn.com/mileendmenus411.pdf&pli=1

I've had it once, and it was very good.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 04/14/2011: Astros vs. Padres
« on: April 14, 2011, 09:47:18 pm »
Outstanding work by Melancon.  Good money says he's the closer by year end.

The question isn't if, but when.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 04/14/2011: Astros vs. Padres
« on: April 14, 2011, 09:35:48 pm »
Melancon looks like soccer's missin link Craig Bellamy, and/or the lead singer of !!!  

The man leading Cardiff City FC into the Premiership!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: FTC @ Good Guys 4/12/11
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:52:36 pm »
Q is having a very nice week or so.

As soon as they got away from the Philly and Cincy pitching staffs they look like real hitters.  Also, seems like guys are taking the ball the other way and working the count better the last week or so.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 04/11/2011: Astros vs. FTC
« on: April 11, 2011, 10:14:25 pm »
Live look in on Gameday, I'm appalled by how few people are at the game.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: 04/11/2011: Astros vs. FTC
« on: April 11, 2011, 10:02:39 pm »
No, what's sad is that Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann pass for intellectuals.

Really?  

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: April 6, 2011 - Tortuga's Revenge
« on: April 06, 2011, 07:08:18 pm »
I don't get it either - what the fuck else is there to do in Cincinnati other than go on the Fuckhouse: The Early Years guided tour, but I mean even that has to get old/slightly creepy after a Hal dozen times or so.

Graeter's ice cream.  That's it.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: April 6, 2011 - Tortuga's Revenge
« on: April 06, 2011, 06:45:42 pm »
Cincy is playing in front of about 800 people...  wish we had that team, MMPUS would be rocking.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Astros at Dickities, 4/5/2011
« on: April 05, 2011, 08:35:42 pm »
The good news is that thus far the Piroots are tossing another shitburger 2-0 to the Turdinals in the third inning.

Its pretty depressing when the only joy we have is the Pirates getting over on the Co-ards.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Opening Day!!!
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:58:03 pm »
That sucked.  Strong work by Brett Myers though.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Opening Day!!!
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:04:59 pm »

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Opening Day!!!
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:03:18 pm »
I didn't realize you were 12.

Check your sarcasm meter.

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Opening Day!!!
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:48:45 pm »
SWEET BABY BOURN!!!!!

Earned me a badge!

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Game Zone 2011 Archive / Re: Opening Day!!!
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:47:29 pm »
You guys that are listening to the game need to track down the video of that throw. It was fucking sick and Hall's tag was great too.

Its available on gameday now.

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Am I the only one who finds it a bit frightening that Justin Verlander is someone he has liked since he was "younger".  Am I missing something?  Has Verlander been around for 10 years?

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Talk Zone / Re: And the winner of the Cliff Lee sweepstakes is ...
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:07:20 pm »
the Philadelphia Phillies?!?!?!?

That's the story from Rangers beat writer T.R. Sullivan anyway...  LINK 

Just think, a rotation with Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels.  Absolutely amazing...  WOW!

Ho Lee Shit!


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Beer and Queso / Re: Qatar. WTF?
« on: December 02, 2010, 02:45:18 pm »
Can't wait to see how Qatar responds to the female Brazil/Uruguayan/Dutch fans.

They do know that a little bit of drinking happens at the WC, right?

Lots of boners.  As for alcohol, they have already said they will relax their rules against drinking for the WC:

"Qatar also plans to allow alcohol consumption in fan zones and bathing suits to be worn at hotel pools."

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/200223/qatar-pulls-out-the-stops-in-bid-to-win-2022-world-cup


I am disappointed the US didn't get the '22 WC, but having said that, they do have some grand plans in Qatar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-z2jtUS9-Y


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Game Zone 2010 Playoffs / Re: ALCS Game One
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:10:42 pm »
LETS go YANkees.
LETS go YANkees.
Fuckin' Girawdi, get dat bum Saysay outta heya awredy. 

Fucking bullpen couldn't hold it.

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Talk Zone / Re: How must the Reds feel today?
« on: October 07, 2010, 11:08:47 pm »
So how high does Lincecum's masterpiece, tonight, rank?  9 innings 2 hits 0 runs 1 bb 14 k.

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Talk Zone / Re: hello again
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:39:36 pm »
welcome back!

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Beer and Queso / Re: Sonofabitch...again!
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:44:18 pm »
We just ate there and the markup was 20%, which they make clear before you show up.   It's just like in parts of Europe, where they roll it into the price; it's not "added on" later.

Frankly, I was worried the service would suffer, but it was easily the 2nd or 3rd best service we've had in NYC (aside from the sommelier asking me what kind of wine I liked).   Honestly, I usually tip more than 20% at the high end places, so they just screwed themselves.   

baller, wow, just so everyone knows, price fixe meal at $275 per person....

you have lost touch with the everyman, you east coast liberal fascist elitist.

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Beer and Queso / Re: In & Out
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:54:52 am »
I'm exactly the same way.  I'd rather eat it dry than with mayo.

If the meat is high quality, with sufficient fat, you don't need to lubricate the bun to get it to go down.  

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Beer and Queso / Re: In & Out
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:53:10 am »
But also looking for recommendations for New Haven, CT. 

Let me know what you find, we are planning a trip to New Haven in a few weeks.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Gunman on UT campus
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:51:10 am »
Did they just pass a law which made it ok to carry concealed weapons on the university campus? 

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Talk Zone / Re: Sunday Morning Trivia
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:46:10 am »
Clemens.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros v. Cubs 9-8-10
« on: September 08, 2010, 10:47:14 pm »
i think i heard that Byrdak had not given up a run in 34 of his last 35 appearances. if so, takefuckingthat, Mr. Happy!

but byrdak sucks...

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros v. Cubs 9-8-10
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:35:09 pm »
7 am 9/10 to NYC
on ship 9/12
London and other places until overnight train from Paris to Munich on 9/23-24

we're doing several trains this time but will have a car in Germany

Jim, if you need any recommendations in NYC, let me know.

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Talk Zone / Re: SnS fantasy football 2010!!!
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:58:08 pm »
yeah man, unfortunately i don't think i can get it all squared away in 3 minutes when the draft starts.  maybe he can come on here and give you his login info asap, but aside from that i don't know.

weak sauce on his part.  either way, enjoy.

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Talk Zone / Re: SnS fantasy football 2010!!!
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:54:27 pm »
i can't figure out what team is his.

i'm here if you do figure it out.

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Talk Zone / Re: SnS fantasy football 2010!!!
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:49:40 pm »
WTF man.  You asked me multiple times to be in this league, and I've had the draft date and time posted for a long time.  I can make your slot a bye week if you can't get your shit together.

I could do it if you guys need another entry.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Hair Club of St. Louis @ Astros, 8-31-10
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:18:21 pm »
great stop by castro on the wide wide slider.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros host Cards, 8/30
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:29:12 pm »
Being put on the kiss cam with a girl who wasn't my date was a little awkward.

Awkward b/c you used tongue?

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How deep was the fly ball?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Phillies 8/25/2010
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:18:47 pm »
Wait, aren't there now 2 outs in the T6?

and possibly 3...

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Phillies 8/25/2010
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:16:30 pm »
Correction. 3-hitter.  Way to go SBB!!!

Technically that is through 5 1/3

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Phillies 8/25/2010
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:14:58 pm »
I haven't seen enough of JaaaaaayHapp to know how he gets it done, but his "stuff" doesn't seem all that great.  He just gets people out.  Anyone care to explain the art of pitching as it pertains to Mr. Happ?

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Beer and Queso / Re: Daddy's little gooiiiiiillllllllll!!!!
« on: August 25, 2010, 04:26:40 pm »
I don't know, I'm not a surgeon.  I've read reviews of it though, in prestigious medical journals, that praise it as a major breakthrough in carpal tunnel treatment with much fewer problems than traditional open methods.  At any rate...I think we can all agree he's not right in the head.

but judging by the way he handles a bed post, he should be manning the 4 hole for the Stros right now.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Coogs and Miners On the Move
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:06:39 pm »
How is moving to the MWC any better for Houston than staying in the C-USA at this point? Is BYU really UH's Magic Golden Ticket to Respect and Wonderfulness?

Its all about frequent flier miles.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Mets @ Astros: 8/18
« on: August 18, 2010, 10:17:16 pm »
anyone notice joe mauer's hot streak?  he was hitting .295 3 weeks ago, he's now at .335 after a 4-5 effort tonight.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Mets @ Astros: 8/18
« on: August 18, 2010, 10:15:27 pm »
Ah yeah, that's an awesome video.  But I meant "Jerry" as in Jerry Manuel!  Of course I know the real quote from Karate Kid!  What do you take me for?


ahhh, my bad!

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Mets @ Astros: 8/18
« on: August 18, 2010, 09:48:56 pm »
Get 'im a body bag, Jerry Johnny!

FIFY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFlQNtL8F9s

A few years old but entertaining.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Mets @ Astros 8/17/10
« on: August 18, 2010, 07:27:15 am »
Didn't hear this conversation, but it sounds like what was done after my stroke.  Ran a tube up an artery in my thigh to near my shoulder, and then shot dye into my brain.  It was hot and thick and hurt like hell.  And they kept telling me not to blink or move or breathe or it could kill me.  One of the scariest things I ever had to go through.

its called a cerebral angiogram.  i hope you are doing well, now.

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Beer and Queso / Re: I Am Old.
« on: August 14, 2010, 01:15:29 pm »
Anyway, it's not a fun story or a funny story, I was just sitting here realizing how fucking old I am.   And also how glad I am to not be 22 anymore.

It is fun and funny for the rest of us!  Enjoy the freedom, you won't get a chance to kill brain cells like that again.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Alkie: Hill Country Barbecue in NYC?
« on: August 12, 2010, 02:25:32 pm »
have you heard of, or tried, Fatty cue?  My wife recently went there and liked it, but she's a woman and knows nothing about bbq.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Corpus Christi 2010
« on: August 12, 2010, 02:13:27 pm »
Good points. It's too bad more clubs aren't willing to do prospect-for-prospect trades. With Wallace at 1B now, it would seem there will be no place for Clemens, even if he does somehow cut down on the K's and continue to put up the big power numbers. And now Martinez might fall into the same category. Perhaps Wade can trade them, down the line, for guys who better fit the Astros' needs, but it seems like most clubs aren't willing to trade away talented-but-blocked minor leaguers for the same.

The Matt Garza/Delmon Young trade being one of the few exceptions, which has worked out for both sides.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Alkie: Hill Country Barbecue in NYC?
« on: August 12, 2010, 11:20:12 am »
My Yankee friends like it. My Texan friends don't, but most appreciate the effort. They do have a decent wine list, I've heard.

I concur, my Texan friends and I don't like it, but the New Yawkers in the crowd most definitely do like it.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Cox's Suckers at Astros, 8/11/2010
« on: August 11, 2010, 02:20:35 pm »
WOOOWWWWEEEEOOOHHHHHHEEEEEOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHWWWWW WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT, DAVE RAYMOND?!?!?!

Thanks!

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Cox's Suckers at Astros, 8/11/2010
« on: August 11, 2010, 02:04:33 pm »
Holy schnikeys! Run, Bournest, run!

what the hell just happened?

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Talk Zone / Re: SnS fantasy football 2010!!!
« on: August 11, 2010, 01:07:35 pm »
ok, so here's the lineup so far:
Waldo
Jane Doe
subnuclear
duman
tralfaz
zipp
lurch
chuck
dvauthrin
austro
mraup
Joey Trum

That's 12.  I can't tell if JackAstro wants to play, but if he does he's 13.

I'd say Froback gets next dibs because he's been embarrassed by his feeble mental ability played before.  A few others wanted in too, but I don't want to go higher than 14 teams unless somebody has a good idea on how to do it.  I'm going to eliminate one or two roster spots this year also so that we don't have to pick up as many dregs to fill out our teams.

$10 okay with everyone?  winner take all?  $20?  some other prize?



If you guys need a 14th, I'd be down.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Braves at 'Stros, 8/10/10
« on: August 10, 2010, 09:17:19 pm »
15 years later and the umps still give the Braves 6 inches off the plate.

and now i'm cursing and crying...(fucking ptsd)

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Native Pagans @ Astros, 8/9/10
« on: August 09, 2010, 08:11:07 pm »
Gunther with his predictable rollover to SS.

wasn't it a fastball?  how do you roll over an outside fastball when you are trying to get a runner from 2nd to 3rd?  Just stay on it and hit it to the right side to move the fucking runner over.  And no, I've never played professional baseball before in my life...(or even not professional baseball)

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Stros @ Turds - 8/3/10
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:21:17 pm »
Garcia looked ridiculously good in the 1st inning.  His pitches all have sick amounts of movement on them, nothing straight in his repertoire.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: 2010 Draftees and Status
« on: August 03, 2010, 06:54:03 pm »
That it was.  DeShields "have reached an agreement on a contract" per McTaggart.  LINK

and according to foxhouston.

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/mlb/100803-astros-reach-agreement-in-principle-with-deshields-jr.

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Talk Zone / Re: day dreaming, but....
« on: August 03, 2010, 02:28:26 pm »
I believe that its only possible when you hit the fabled 6-run homer.

Off of a 12 to 6 slider.

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Talk Zone / Re: Rangers not yet to Ryan
« on: August 03, 2010, 02:27:21 pm »
i just learned that the Bankruptcy Judge overseeing the auction is my law school classmate Russ Nelms.

I take it you already told him to make sure Nolan doesn't win the auction...

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Talk Zone / Re: Berkman's contract
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:58:59 am »
This is an interesting notion.  So, in the years where the Yanks didn't make the playoffs, did those seasons simply never occur?  I can see this taking a "Lost" direction very quickly.  This is awesome.  Would this make Jeter the Jack character?  Or would that be A-Rod?  Personally, I think A-Rod is James/Sawyer.  Ohh... yeah, I take it back, Pettitte is Jack, as he left AND then came back!  Oh ho!  Leaving Jeter to play the Locke role.   Out of respect for Berkman, I think we have to make him Mr. Eko or maybe Hurley. 

David Wells = Hurley.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 8/2/2010 - Astros at CoArds
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:57:29 am »
Don't forget - he personally trained the doctors in the Brown Hand Procedure.

"Daddy's little girl...."

fucking creepy.

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Talk Zone / Re: Berkman's contract
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:40:51 pm »
Too late.   The yahoos on YES (Kay and Leiter tonight, who I have to admit, I do like just fine) spent 5 minutes listening to the field guy tell the story about Lance learning to bat switch because his father was Czechoslovakian and didn't know any English, realized the only way to make any money was to sell his only son's liver and fattened him up with heavy German foods.   

Then they went immediately into the "never had to play in pressure" bullshit and how much easier it is to hit in the Yankees lineup and then I kind of threw up or something and muted it.

Fuck them. 

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Talk Zone / Re: Berkman's contract
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:53:56 pm »
Lance just struck out in less than 15 seconds in his first Yankee Stadium at bat. 

The Yankee fans barely cheered (I guess at least they didn't boo) when he was announced.

fucking depressing.

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Talk Zone / Re: Stark: Oswalt to Phillies?
« on: July 22, 2010, 05:31:59 pm »
And another team joins the hunt, the more the merrier.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/7120495.html

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Beer and Queso / Re: Either
« on: June 27, 2010, 12:24:38 pm »
The best finisher they have they didn't even put on the fucking team. When I read that I thought, OK, fuck you, you're going to get spanked by some third world shithole and you're going to deserve every minute of it. And sure enough.

I hope you don't mean Brian Ching, he doesn't have the pace to play in the WC.  Charlie Davies was hurt.  Then who?

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Beer and Queso / Re: Ghana Fast
« on: June 26, 2010, 06:17:46 pm »
Are you asking me in particular or this is a question for the general public?

a little of both.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Ghana Fast
« on: June 26, 2010, 05:46:28 pm »
And that's it.
You can kiss Americans learning to love this sport back on ice for four more years.

Tottenham, Manchester City, and Sporting Lisbon are playing in a tournament July 22nd, 23rd, and 25th at the NY RedBull Arena with the RedBull.  Any interest in going?  Tottenham and Man City finished 4th and 5th in the Premier League last season.  Tottenham qualified for the Champions League (all the top teams from the European domestic leagues play in it).
Interested in going to a game?

http://www.newyorkredbulls.com/tickets/new-york-football-challenge

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Beer and Queso / Re: Wimbledon
« on: June 23, 2010, 02:20:00 pm »
I can't imagine sleeping for 9 straight hours.   I don't know how these men can still swing a racket.

That's bc you have a child.  I sleep more than 9 hours straight on every weekend day.

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Beer and Queso / Re: World Cup Decision Day #1: Groups C and D, 6/23
« on: June 23, 2010, 12:57:51 pm »
Oh yes.  I caught it the first time and then again on the replay.   He's really genuinely awful.   He has neither the voice nor the insight to do this job.   He's bad for any sport.

If you listen closely, Harkes goes in and out of a weak British accent when he speaks.  He is ridiculous.

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Beer and Queso / Re: World Cup Decision Day #1: Groups C and D, 6/23
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:22:09 am »
Which I think is a safe bet.   I mean, they came in heavy favorites against USA and easily took care of business.

No need to kick a man while he's down.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Corpus Christi 2010
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:37:50 pm »
Lyles with another good outing.  LINK

LINE: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR (98 pitches, 70 strikes). His ERA is now 2.37.

98 pitches, 70 strikes.  Wow.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Nice just nice...
« on: June 20, 2010, 08:26:55 am »
Whats the story with this NY fast food (?) restraunt where you walk in and apparently its a giant vending machine, with cooks in the back keeping it filled?

It mimics similar restaurants in Japan.  Its on St. Marks which has turned into an Asian wonderland.

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I like Tanner Boyle myself.  He's feisty.

Tell that hippy to cut his hair!

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 02:04:40 pm »
It's more interesting than the game itself.

The thing that continually amazes me about world class football is the quality of the 1st touches.  Especially the English side in this game, no matter what kind of ball is sent their way, a high lob, a line drive, a bouncing ball, they are able to control the ball amazingly well.  That's the big difference between US soccer and the world class football played in Europe, players just don't have nearly the skill, manifested by weak 1st touches in comparison.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 01:41:29 pm »
Absolutely not.  Bradley, and his bald head are clearly between the defender and the goal.  I'm not sure how you can possibly see it any other way.

Apparently this was not the call anyway.

If the defenders penis is 16 inches long and goes from behind the player, through his legs, and ends in front of the player, the player is on side.  But this is a moot point, the flag wasn't up on the sideline.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 11:07:53 am »
It's worse than you think.  This is what happened immediately after the re-start.  This was in the 80's, so lopping off a leg would've brought only a yellow.  To be honest, I would've taken a red to have crocked that cheating little fuck.  And I would've done it after the whistle.  If there are no rules...then it's 'Nam, right?

One of the greatest WC goals of all time.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:56:39 am »
So - correct me if I'm wrong,

Slovenia - 4 pts
USA - 2 pts
England - 1 pt
Algeria - 0 pts

Meaning the US needs England to lose/tie (1-1) to Slovenia to advance, assuming Algeria loses all three games.  Right?

US and England beat Algeria and England beats Slovenia, US advances.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:43:38 am »
Reffing horrible all day

what did he call?  terrible.  fucking horrible.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:41:07 am »
Holy hell.  What a set up by Altidore.  Money finish by Bradley.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:03:22 am »
Let me tell you something.

The USA?  Doesn't play soccer.   This is not our sport.  This is not our tournament.   Let the countries that give a shit have it.

I owe you lunch, alkie.  This pathetic showing makes me feel guilty for not having lost the bet.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 16, 2010, 04:50:48 pm »
I'm feeling sorry for the hosts right now.  Uruguay merited the win, but the ejection of the SA keeper and the ensuing penalty were both harsh to say the least.  I felt the whole time that SA were getting the rough end of the ref., but there was nothing really egregious (like that obvious thought-foul on Robert "Super Hands" Green) that impacted the result.

Good news is that, now, Mexico and France are in a true Thunderdome scenario.  I'm clearly neutral in that one so, all I'll say is: Viva México!   

I'm rooting for France b/c Alkie is rooting for Mexico.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Copa Mundial 2010
« on: June 15, 2010, 11:13:27 am »
I had forgotten how much I hate Cristiano Ronaldo, thankfully, he was diving all over the pitch today, in order to remind me of his complete douchebaggery.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Juco prospects?
« on: June 03, 2010, 12:50:06 pm »
Here's a video of Bryce Harper being ejected from the JUCO World Series.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXccEtfmerE

Horrible call, and unless he used some foul language, a weak ejection.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: @ Brew Crew, 5/26
« on: May 26, 2010, 08:39:43 pm »
Holy shit, PENCE!! took a walk.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2010 World Cup Ad
« on: May 26, 2010, 07:40:08 pm »
I gotta go all the way to the east side to collect?

at 15th and 5th now, so west village will be just fine.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2010 World Cup Ad
« on: May 26, 2010, 07:20:49 pm »
Put some money down?

I'll put lunch on it.

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Talk Zone / Re: Country Joe West is a f---ing a--hole
« on: May 26, 2010, 06:39:21 pm »
ole Oz is spot on, but that might cost him some dinero.

I just saw the clip, Joe West literally shooed Ozzie Guillen away.  Unbelievable. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2010 World Cup Ad
« on: May 26, 2010, 05:29:45 pm »
England will look great on the list of teams punked by the US with this mentality.

Nice headline from an English tab shown during last nights game, er, tryout.

England
Algeria
Slovenia
Yanks


I can't wait for the US to beat the Brits at their game, then watch as the whole fucking island goes into melt down mode!

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Talk Zone / Re: If Blum is our new SS most of the time...
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:25:50 pm »
Yankees - Jeter, , well above averate offensively, a little less than average defensively, plays in the American League, bats second lead off.

FIFY

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Talk Zone / Re: Tough pitching ahead
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:31:24 pm »
How ridiculous is it that a team playing in the AL East has 5 starting pitchers with ERAs at or below 3.35?  Wow.  No wonder they have the best record in baseball. 

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 09:53:04 pm »
Yes.   We're all actually from Houston.

Good.  

Oh, and I told some friends the other day, I really like the Rays.  When I told them part of the reason is b/c Carl Crawford is a Houston kid, they all told me I have a stronger bond to Houston than any of them do to their home town.  Does that make me weird?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 09:49:17 pm »
YOUR Lakers?   YOUR Bulls?

That's it, no one gets to give me shit in here for moving to NYC anymore.

So, if I say MY Rockets, that's ok, right?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 09:48:48 pm »
would you have wanted anyone besides keppinger up at that time?  i had no doubt he'd get a hit.  now, if it had been any of the 3-4-5 hitters the doubt would have been there.

Sad and true.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 09:35:09 pm »
Oh good.   Suns just conceded 1.5 games into a 7 game series.

Suns lack the sack and the game to beat the Lakers.  God, I hope the Celtics beat the Lakers, and I really hate the Celtics.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:51:44 pm »
Took you at your word. Didn't turn on the sarc-meter.

its alkie, the sarc-meter should never, ever, be turned off.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:40:35 pm »
You guys get SO much more romantic as you age.


At least I start at 1st....

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:37:06 pm »
OOOH.  The mod private messaged me to ask me nicely to lay off all the motards.   I work fast.

How can you handle all that idiocy, its one thing if its SNS idiocy, FSN is a whole new level of idiocy.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:30:11 pm »
And now that you've been married for so long, things have changed... how?

I don't have to worry about 3rd anymore, I get to go from 1st directly to home.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 07:56:11 pm »
Because you weren't used to being on base?

on 3rd base.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Rox @ Astros May 19, 2010
« on: May 19, 2010, 07:52:04 pm »
Absolutely no excuse for that when you're on third base with 2 outs.  There is nothing to gain

First time I got to 3rd base, I fucked shit up, badly, and she didn't let me near it for a long while after that.

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Talk Zone / Re: Sugarland Minor League Baseball Approved
« on: May 19, 2010, 11:26:52 am »
Can't you just hold on to those as an investment, because you know that when LJ gets through fucking over the rest of the league and trying to asphyxiate everyone on ESPN who is waiting for his decision, the Knicks season tickets will be worth absolutely nothing their weight in pizza?

Now, that is a brilliant idea.  But, if I was LeBron, I'd choose the Nets over the Knicks, they have a ton more talent on their roster with the #4 pick this season.

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Talk Zone / Re: Sugarland Minor League Baseball Approved
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:49:35 am »
That play in Manhattan?

sort of.

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Talk Zone / Re: Sugarland Minor League Baseball Approved
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:45:29 am »
I lived in a AA town my entire childhood.   I then lived in a AAA town during college and a major league town since.

Dollar for dollar and total-experience, minor league baseball kicks major league baseball's ass.   It's not even close.   

You sit right on the field, you meet the players, the food is better, you can take a family of 4 for less than $20, easy in, easy out, better promotions.   I'm done attending MLB games in person.   $400 to not see the game and eat shitty food in an uncomfortable chair?  Gosh, thanks, but no thanks.

Brooklyn and Staten Island (isn't that some sort of island prison?) have minor league teams in the NY-Penn league.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros at Janqui Stajum
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:19:12 pm »
Shit.  That was going to be my excuse.

I will be in Herzegovina that weekend.

I hear great things about Sarajevo.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros at Janqui Stajum
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:12:43 pm »
Not that I'll be going, but are any of you yucksters coming up for the series at Yankee Stadium in June?

Why aren't you going?  I'm not going b/c we will be in Croatia that weekend.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 5/12/2010
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:57:33 pm »
That won't be difficult, since I don't actually have one of those.

strap on much?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 5/12/2010
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:56:00 pm »
Note to self:

Stop poking finger   penis into wall outlet. Bzzt, ow. Bzzt, ow. Bzzt, ow.

FIFY

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 5/12/2010
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:32:36 pm »
THREE.   tvs.

if its a 4 way with you and 3 tvs, at least you don't have to worry about crossing swords.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Jakes, 5/12/2010
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:02:55 pm »
hockey's been around in texas for quite awhile already.  i was surprised to learn how long it has been around in the valley.

and i might get to finally write a recap about the astros winning a game.

Strong work.

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Beer and Queso / Re: All For Around $10
« on: May 10, 2010, 01:03:10 pm »
So, R. Kelly likes $9 ribs?

That would be 9 year old ribs.

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Beer and Queso / Re: All For Around $10
« on: May 09, 2010, 08:59:40 pm »
It just sounds so awful, I wondered who watched this commercial and went "fuck yes!   Finally, a place where I can eat the lowest quality food possible, and lots of it!"   The ribs don't even look good in the ad.

That's what you get for watching commercials.

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Beer and Queso / Re: All For Around $10
« on: May 09, 2010, 04:31:53 pm »
Really?   Have we really reached a point in society where all-you-can-eat ribs for $9 sounds like a good idea?

Does that actually sound appetizing?

Maybe it was just the 2 years in the restaurant biz, but rock-bottom-beef-prices never sounds "yummy."

where was this catastrophe?

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Talk Zone / Re: Towles sent down
« on: May 04, 2010, 11:23:56 pm »
Is the next move, down the road a few months, to bring up Castro?  Does management entrust the position of catcher to a retread and Q for the remainder of the season, or does Castro come up after his arbitration clock gets pushed back a year?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:04:56 pm »
He was thinking he could hit the first two, but not the third.

Touche.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:02:17 pm »
First pitch was a high fastball.  Second pitch was a change up.  They set him up pretty good.

I was hoping someone would explain what Q was thinking swinging at 2 completely unhittable pitches, before watching the hittable one go by.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:01:01 pm »
Anyone care to throw out an inning and game score.  I know it's not nearly as exciting as some conversation about a tag that occurred innings ago, but I'd really friggin like to know...

1-0, top 7.  DBacks lead on a long long homerun by Upton.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:54:53 pm »
No he wasn't.  The ump signaled safe because Manzella dropped the ball.  The tag was right on the bag.  It beat the runner.  He's out, if Manzella hangs on to the ball.

Who cares, it had no effect on the game, except RoyO had to throw a couple extra pitches.  Now, explain what the fuck Q was swinging at with the first 2 pitches, before getting called out on strike 3 on the outside corner...

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:24:35 pm »
3-4-5: .191, .209, .209

ouch.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:22:08 pm »

No, he was out if Manzella doesn't drop the ball.

He didn't tag him on the foot, it was on the lower leg, after he hit the bag.  At least that's how I saw it.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:17:58 pm »
Damn, Manzella...hang on to that ball.  The throw was there.

He was safe either way.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:51:24 pm »
Quintero is going to be gassed come the bottom of the inning.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:39:20 pm »
Just threw a good one to Parra.

Yeah, I'll shut up now.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:36:25 pm »
Roy has thrown a bunch of changeups, but no curveballs so far tonight.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:34:05 pm »
astros palying a split squad today?

cute, very cute.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:31:55 pm »
wrong, weak ass hit back to the pitcher.

whoops....

Lincecum has 10 Ks in 4 2/3 innings so far tonight.  Make that 11 Ks through 5.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. D-Bags - 5/4
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:29:15 pm »
1st pitch to PENCE! was a fastball that drifted over the middle of the plate, and he watched it for a strike.  My guess,  swinging strike 3 on some shit off the outside corner.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Braves, Friday, April 30, 2010
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:09:09 pm »
is it just me or is manzella having a tough time to start the season? 

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros @ Braves, Friday, April 30, 2010
« on: April 30, 2010, 06:50:30 pm »
Manzella hit in the throat with ball. 

by a (not so) routine ground ball.

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Talk Zone / Re: Puma hurt
« on: April 30, 2010, 05:07:05 pm »
A groin tweak per Footer, they hope he'll play tomorrow.

The Lineup

Feliz playing third, hitting third.
Lee cleaning up
Blum at first hitting fifth
Pence is sixth.

someone turn on the sprinklers, the stros need to be rained out.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs. Reds - 4/27
« on: April 27, 2010, 07:19:15 pm »
What happened?  Having MLB.TV issues AGAIN...

HBP.  Steal, to 3rd on an error by the catcher on the throw to 2nd.  Scores on 4-3 GO by Kepp.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Summer Vacation: Destination - Washington D.C.
« on: April 24, 2010, 11:51:27 pm »
As for restaurants: Oyamel, mexican tapas place near Chinatown.  I'll second Zaytinya, very good Greek tapas.  Racika is the best Indian fusion place I've ever been to, but pricey.  Make sure you eat the chili cheese fries at Ben's Chili Bowl.  For Peruvian, try El Chalan on I street.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Summer Vacation: Destination - Washington D.C.
« on: April 24, 2010, 08:10:57 am »
The Portrait Gallery, hall of presidents is very cool.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Astros vs Marlins - 4/21
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:53:12 pm »
Safer than a mother fucker.

really close play. 

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: FTC: 4/16/2010
« on: April 16, 2010, 03:11:48 pm »
That wasn't Q's fault.  A better throw still gets him at 3B.

Manzella's throw was waaay wide of 3rd, he side arm slung it and missed the bag by a mile.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: Jackie Robinson Day 2010: HOU at STL
« on: April 15, 2010, 08:58:50 pm »
I guess the key today was that I was so busy that I didn't even follow the game on GZ. Am I the jinx? Say it ain't so!

That makes 2 of us.  We can't both be jinxes.  Can we?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 10:26:36 pm »
Dude: Brad Mills has run off an eight game losing streak. Should he get run off too?

Should release all the players and bring up the Round Rock squad to fill out the major league roster.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:34:27 pm »
At what point are we officially making a run at the 88 orioles?

once it gets to double digits.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:14:57 pm »
K #6, sit down

No matter how this ends, I'm thoroughly impressed by Myers tonight.  He's been fighting all night long, just getting it done.  Fuck, the offense needs to reward him for this effort.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 08:23:19 pm »
did bill and jd just agreed that no one should through hunter a strike?

Someone needs to tell Hunter he doesn't have to swing at every pitch.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 08:16:16 pm »
Apparently Rick Sutcliff doesn't know about Carlos Lee's no trade clause.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 07:47:35 pm »
and Schumaker walks AGAIN.

You think with Ludwick and Pooholes up next, you'd just throw it down the middle and see what Schumaker can do with it.  Make him get a hit.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/14/10 Astros vs Cards - Opening Day!
« on: April 14, 2010, 07:34:16 pm »
Shit.  That doesn't even really qualify as a "lead" then.

No, it doesn't. 

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/12/2010: Astros at Jakes
« on: April 13, 2010, 09:16:52 pm »
Now you know how Pirates fans feel every spring training.

Never thought of that.  It sucks ass.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/12/2010: Astros at Jakes
« on: April 13, 2010, 08:07:56 pm »
If we have to deal with Satan, then so be it. We can't just avoid the guy who happens to represent some very good ballplayers because *he* is a royal pain in the ass. Boras is probably not the only hard-nosed agent out there.

The fact that we are already discussing the 2011 MLB draft is ridiculous.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 08, 2010, 03:40:40 pm »
I am in Shanghai.  I rotate between here and Singapore on a 3-month schedule. 

I should be here in the fall, though I will have a short trip to Houston in either late summer or early fall.  When will you be in China, and which city?  I'd love to meet up, if you are in the area.


We were in China last June.  Spent 2 days in Shanghai.  Guilin and Yangshuo were my favorite spots.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 06, 2010, 09:45:39 pm »
Berkman can't get healthy soon enough.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 06, 2010, 09:38:20 pm »
I haven't gotten to watch either game yet, and have only gotten to listen to Milo.

How the hell do you even know what's going on and what the score is?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 06, 2010, 09:25:44 pm »
wow....i hope those x-rays are negative tomorrow.   we don't need to expose our lack of depth at SS this early in the season

This season could get depressing really quickly.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 06, 2010, 08:41:02 pm »
Bet you do.

I'm much too busy watching Lost with my right eye, and Gameday with my left.

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/6/2010: Everybody Plays!
« on: April 06, 2010, 08:36:25 pm »
Look, I admit it.  I'm rusty.  I haven't kept up with the sport as much as I should have the last two years.

But who the fuck gets shutout by an unmedicated Barry Zito at home in 2010?   

Its not my fault you missed so much this off season, and I'm not going to waste my time explaining it to you.  

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/5/10: Gigantes at Astros
« on: April 05, 2010, 08:23:07 pm »
You've seen the rest of our rotation, yes?

Thanks, asshole, now I feel like shit. 

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/5/10: Gigantes at Astros
« on: April 05, 2010, 08:08:56 pm »
fuck fuck fuck this season season season

A bit early for that, right?

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Game Zone 2010 Archive / Re: 4/5/10: Gigantes at Astros
« on: April 05, 2010, 07:04:36 pm »
Lincecum's stuff looks absolutely filthy. Roy doesn't appear to be able to locate at all. Is that what it looks like on tv?

Other than a bus station crapper, I mean?

Sounds about right.  Roy isn't getting any swings and misses either, his stuff is no where near where it was 4 years ago.  The 2 seem fastball that used to get pounded into the ground and allowed Roy to get through innings quickly hasn't made an appearance either.

ESPN has finally turned their radar guns down.  Lincecum last year was getting 94-96 mph on the ESPN gun, now its pretty much 93-94 mph.  I'm inclined to believe the radar gun readings now vs previous years.  Oh, and Roy is 92-94 mph.  


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Talk Zone / Re: Yankmees/BoSox game on ESPN 2
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:04:31 am »
Also, Yankees suck; fire Girardi.

That'll be the refrain in NYC if the Yanks start 0-2 against the Sox, even after winning a title.  Gotta love (or fucking hate) Yankme fans!

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Talk Zone / Re: More roster cuts
« on: April 01, 2010, 01:08:56 pm »
I'm surprised that Casey Daigle isn't on the team, but perhaps that is because he's more apt to be a Starter-In-Waiting in the minors than a long relief man and/or setup man at this point.  He threw the ball well this spring, however with the way both Paulino and Norris pitched this spring, it's better to make sure you have insurance in the minors and perhaps Daigle knows that with the fragility of the Houston starters, that is not out of the realm of possibility for him.

With Paulino's back spasm, maybe Casey starts the year in the rotation.  He has been pitching quite well.

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Talk Zone / Re: Race For the Lid - TwentyTen - NOW OPEN
« on: April 01, 2010, 12:39:08 pm »
78, rules be damned.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Ok, 'fess up...
« on: February 23, 2010, 05:29:32 am »
That's a good woman you've got there.

I'm not complaining.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Ok, 'fess up...
« on: February 22, 2010, 08:51:14 pm »
Did your wife agree with you on this?  Just curious.

She wanted to bring her home with us....

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Beer and Queso / Re: Ok, 'fess up...
« on: February 22, 2010, 05:03:29 pm »
Good, then keep it to yourselves.   Because that bitch ain't hot.   Even if you're the kind of guy who needs to believe that anyone with dark skin and appears on television is exotic and therefore attractive, this chick is not hot.   I'm not saying she's ugly.  I'm just saying, she's any chick of Indian descent that doesn't weigh more than 140 lbs on Earth.

I vehemently disagree.  My wife and I saw her eating out in nyc 2 years ago, she is gorgeous in person. 

http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/scanner/2009/04/08-15/padma0.jpg

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran, Mets at odds over surgery
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:00:45 pm »
The thing that amazes me about Beltran, he is entering the 6th year of his 7 year contract he signed with the Mets.  Has it been so long since he and Borass yanked the Stros brass' chain?  Wow, time fucking flies.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Fight Club
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:10:26 am »
My wife will take her one day after school and they'll enjoy it.

Like I said, with about 20-30 exceptions, I hate movies.

what's #1 on your exceptions list?

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Beer and Queso / Re: I Just Want to Say
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:21:27 pm »
We were in Egypt the last two weeks, and I was happy not only b/c we were in Egypt, but b/c we weren't in NYC when the Yanks finished the Phils off. 

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Beer and Queso / Re: Seeking New York Advice
« on: October 15, 2009, 09:31:54 pm »
Yeah, I'm not sure if you actually wanted me to chime in or not; I can give you more advice on living here than visiting here, but chuck's right about the Airtrains.

No one wants you to chime in, especially if you forget to tell them that its already in the 30's here, and a very very cold winter is expected.  Xmas is going to be cold, keep that in mind, it limits the amount of walking around you can do, at least walking around without frost bite...

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Beer and Queso / Re: Texas High School Helmet Project
« on: September 26, 2009, 10:54:01 am »
(http://www.txhshelmetproject.com/TexasPrivates/H/HoustonKinkaid.png)

Kinkaid Falcons

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Beer and Queso / Re: Congrats to the Cougars
« on: September 12, 2009, 07:29:44 pm »
Number 3 Texas in 1984. As the season progresses the team is going to get better, it's a young team. Sumlin was a really good hire.

Sumlin has been an incredible hire.  If he sticks around long enough, UH could actually develop into a decent football program, again.  As a Coogs alum, I couldn't be prouder than I am today.  Next up, TTech! 

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Suuuuuuuure.   I'll just take my wife and six year old daughter to a bar to watch a game that ends two hours after my daughter's bed time.  Shit, why didn't I think of that?

freaking douche bag.  thinking of your child and wife before the conveniences of fellow sns folks.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 09:15:41 pm »
He's looked pretty ordinary this season.

if you had told me roy and lance would look pedestrian this season, i'd have told you this season was going to suck huge ass donky balls.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 09:11:40 pm »
I fear Cooper actually setting fire to the pitchers.

should we tell the fans behind the bullpen, in right field, to bring fire extinguishers to the game?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:56:26 pm »
congrats on the 10 years!!  

thank you.  

It is a real island, b/c if it isn't, I have no explanation for why I never leave it.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:51:35 pm »
rifraft is the one that needs that link.

10 yrs of marriage, scoring is the last thing on my wife's mind.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:41:43 pm »
Don't want to hear the story, the Astros are depressing enough tonight.

But what bottle(s) have you crawled in to?

and more importantly, drunk yet?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:37:10 pm »
how did he dropped it?

he dropped it, and it was scored a double?

correction in the box score, error on PENCE!

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:22:15 pm »
I heard an interesting stat the other day, Miggy has more errors and gidp than walks this year.  not combined, but each.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:15:35 pm »
want to trade stories?

mine has nothing to do with work, but a crazy chick is involved.

wanna hear.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:04:39 pm »
maybe you all need to shut up about scoring.

when you aren't scoring at home, you have to discuss it on the interwebs.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 08:02:54 pm »
Dammit, man, I told you to shut the fuck up.

only when the stros get 2 men on, and 1 of them scores.  lets see, 4 innings played, 6 LOBsters, on a nice pace for  the night.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 07:59:39 pm »
he grows a third nipple and sees the purple dragon.

wait, that's not normal....   oh shit!

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 07:56:45 pm »
No one asked you.  We're trying to have a completely technical discussion about medicine between people with no knowledge of health professions whatsoever.



my bad.....   

I'll leave you to it Alkie.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Boooooooone, 9/1/09
« on: September 01, 2009, 07:51:10 pm »
It was my understanding he had heart valve surgery...that usually requires coumadin post-op.

only with a mechanical valve do you need life long anti-coagulation, with a porcine valve you don't need anti-coagulation at all.
after bypass you don't need anti-coagulation either.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: FTC[o-ards], 8/27/09
« on: August 27, 2009, 03:16:38 pm »
Fulchino coming in.

so coop is trying to ground fulchino's arm into dust, also, i see.

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Talk Zone / Re: Catcher for 2010
« on: August 25, 2009, 01:56:55 pm »
Robot catcher, you say? Might be more likely than you think.

The robot has terrible throwing mechanics, just wait, it's going to have shoulder problems in the long run.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: diamondbacks at ASTROS 8.23.09
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:29:52 pm »
no. never, ever at 2.

PENCE! fell apart this season, after Coop told him to stop hitting the ball to right field, right?

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Talk Zone / Re: wait a second
« on: August 23, 2009, 02:53:54 pm »
sure, but does coop pull a kubiak and keep his job with a late push to mediocrity?

we burn down the juice box if this is the case.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: diamondbacks at ASTROS 8.23.09
« on: August 23, 2009, 02:45:31 pm »
Pence is certainly not good at driving in runs, while not really a good option at 2 it may be where he can do the least damage. Since Matsui is in a funk, and Keppinger isn't allowed to play, not really many options to bat 2nd. Miggy does cost Bourn a lot of SB oppurtunities IMO.

well, when the lineup contains hitters best situated for the 1, 3, 4, 6, 6, 8, and 8 spots, there isn't much you can do with the lineup.  this is a typically poorly put together lineup by geoff blum.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: diamondbacks at ASTROS 8.23.09
« on: August 23, 2009, 02:22:20 pm »
I don't like Tejada batting second either, not even when he was hitting .340. Pence might be a good option to bat behind Bourn considering the steady diet of outside breaking pitches in the dirt he receives . Should be a lot of good pitches for Bourn to run on. Pence also has a considerably higher OBP then Miggy as well as better speed. With Matsui batting .220 against RHP I don't even see why he is in there. Keppinger and Maysonet both seem like better options at this time.

I can't stand the fact that every time MBourn gets on base with Miggy behind him, he gets no opportunity to run b/c the first two pitches are a foul back and a ground out, what a waste.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Diamondbutts vs Astros
« on: August 21, 2009, 09:02:30 pm »
offense is on a roll with the bases loaded tonight.....   oh wait, that's par for the course, isn't it.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Marlins @ Astros, August 18, 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:26:11 pm »
He can field too.

How long before the Marlins parlay him for the next, him?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Marlins @ Astros, August 18, 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:24:37 pm »
Hanley Ramirez is now hitting .359, this kid can rake!  (Mauer is at .380, Ichiro .365)

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Marlins @ Astros, August 18, 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:37:37 pm »
and the wheels have fallen off.  any guesses on the next time the starters put up a quality outing?  or last into the 7th inning?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Marlins @ Astros, August 18, 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:01:17 pm »
Yeah, but it wasn't the very next inning.

true.  my bad....

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Marlins @ Astros, August 18, 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 07:57:04 pm »
I am just thankful he didn't give the lead back in the very next inning, how many times has that happened this year?

fucking opened your mouth waaaaay to soon.

Lead given back.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, Sunday, August 16, 2009
« on: August 16, 2009, 01:53:03 pm »
at least we still have bourn

the only reason most of us still pay attention i'm guessing.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, Sunday, August 16, 2009
« on: August 16, 2009, 01:37:46 pm »
i hate feeling like this towards them.

i really shouldn't say them, because it is really only cooper.  i hate him.

I feel the same way, its terrible.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, Sunday, August 16, 2009
« on: August 16, 2009, 01:31:46 pm »
i am not wondering.

I don't remember a time in which there was this much apathy towards an astros team.  I feel the same way though.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, August 14, 2009
« on: August 14, 2009, 07:34:19 pm »
Somehow this is coop's fault.  Haven't figured that out yet.

b/c wandy has quit on coop, and he's trying to get him fired.....


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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Brewers, August 14, 2009
« on: August 14, 2009, 07:30:35 pm »
so how long before bazardo makes his way back to the mound....

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Marlins, August 13, 2009
« on: August 13, 2009, 03:46:52 pm »
HA! i told Mark last night Pence would be moved up to 5th today.

and you can bet him he'll be 6th if he has an 0-4 with 2K night tonight.  gotta love coop.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Marlins, August 11, 2009
« on: August 11, 2009, 05:40:19 pm »
Aug 11, 2009: Same lineup used on consecutive days.  Mark it down.

Roy needs to be the Stopper today.

after missing time with a bad back?  how bout he just comes out of this start healthy.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros v. Brewers and Hernia Hell, 8/9
« on: August 09, 2009, 03:39:50 pm »
Does Valverde EVER have a shutdown save?

Its tough to when your control is as spotty as his.

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Beer and Queso / Re: The Fuck.
« on: August 04, 2009, 04:32:23 pm »
three are ignoring me. i dont think i shall be able to go on

sexist bastards.

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Talk Zone / Re: That was no mistake
« on: August 04, 2009, 04:21:29 pm »
Might as well mention a certain shortstop in a certain postseason series.

fucking mookie wilson, wait, that's not who you were talking about, was it?

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Beer and Queso / Re: The Fuck.
« on: August 04, 2009, 02:23:59 pm »
Two months ago, I had zero ignorers.
Last night, I had 4.

Now I have 2.

Are there people that just go thru this site indiscriminately hitting the IGNORE button or what?

I want my badge of honor back!

Just post some more about the transvestite midget prostitute you sweat next to on the train yesterday, that'll either get you 4 more ignores, or take the last 2 ignorers off your list.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:35:58 pm »
Oddly enough, while many of Houston's females are head over heels in love with Hunter, most gay men I know don't find him attractive at all.

this straight man doesn't find him attractive either.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:30:18 pm »
Alright, am I the only one that thinks that Pence's hustle face, last seen between 2b and 3b, would also show up - put this delicately - in the throes of passion?

that's an 'Oh' face if I've ever seen one.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:11:48 pm »
is it just me or does it seem like arias has pitched in 80% of the games in the 3 weeks?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:58:07 pm »
nope, there is fresh meat with norris.  plus, he probably isn't done with paulino.

well, he may bring norris in for the 3 inning save.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:45:58 pm »
Just the ones in Westwood and just during football season.

FUCK the Bruins and their candyass fans.  And while we're there, FUCK the Trojans too.

most overrated conference in college football.

strong work by hampy tonight.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:40:52 pm »
Part of LA are you in?   And I've already been to all those bars, man.  I appreciate it though.   Between half my family being from there, my best friend going to USC, and various other odd trips out there, I've been to those bars.

and been kicked out of them as well?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:36:56 pm »
I'm seriously trying to imagine something, anything (a sporting event?) that would make me get up off my lofty ivory perch and travel an hour to visit the burbs.

I wish it was a sporting event.  A wife's good friend invited us out, it took a fucking 1.5 hr bus ride to get there.  I'm going to Rutgers next weekend for some wings, there are supposed to be some good ones out there, and I'm only going b/c all of my friends are going.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:32:28 pm »
I've heard this.  From multiple people who know.   Also, Brooklyn. 

The problem with the great Jewfewd in Jersey and Lawn Guyland is.......I'll never get to try it.   Shame.

I've lived in NY a little more than  2 years, been to Jersey once, and LI never. 

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:29:28 pm »
#6 by Blum

lead cut by 1/2

whoa, did the game just start?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:27:13 pm »
How much are you tipping?

I got one 3 days ago.  It was $13.

ETA:  Wait.....you're not Jewish, are you.

worse, i'm muslim.....

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:24:17 pm »
I'll put 2nd Ave's pastrami up against Cantor's any mother fucking day.

My favorite sandwich in the world.  2nd ave is great.  my only issue is that a pastrami sandwich goes for $20.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:21:55 pm »
You're out of your fucking mind.

outside of 2nd ave deli, the ny versions suck.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:06:58 pm »
Worst GZ Ever?

Anyone got anything else they'd like to talk about?

just start swinging your dick around, i'm sure the ladies would love that!

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: giants at ASTROS 8.3.09
« on: August 03, 2009, 07:11:27 pm »
Pablo Sandoval, that's a fat boys name, and shit, he lives up to it.  Looks like kid can rake though.

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Pujols 2 for his last 20 against the Stros over the last two series.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:00:03 pm »
We will need these runs with Byrdak coming in. I have little faith in him.

what happened to mr. happy?  (byrdak w/ the walk as i type this)

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:34:41 pm »
No need to FIFY.  Nice.

yankme fans are the worst lot in the fucking world.  db asshats.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:32:42 pm »
You know, I REALLY liked Citi.

The problem is, with a 6 year old, you wouldn't get home till like 11pm and that just ain't gonna happen.

Citi kicked NewYankee's ass in every dept except food and time-to-stadium.

coolest thing, i can see yankee stadium on my train ride to and from work, saw it from the ground breaking till the final prick was in place.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:31:41 pm »
leadoff walk by Fulchino. 7 by astro pitchers now

fucking Oswalt's control is for shit tonight....   oh fuck.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:29:21 pm »
I was there Saturday.   Where was the request then?

I can assure you, I'll probably never go back unless the Stros are playing the Yanks. 

New Yankee Stadium fucking sucks.

been to Citi yet? 

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:23:47 pm »
Free Tibet, Commie!

that's FT,C.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:40:53 pm »
So it's true.

Did she just stand up and show it to fucking everyone?

I think its time you guys move these parties to NY, Alkie and I will show you how to take it to another level, which involves a 93 y/o man, an MLB exec, random UWS notables, and the whole Gossip Girl cast.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:17:27 pm »
so, have we all stopped watching the game?  WW just walked the bases loaded.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:15:22 pm »
Oh, look at me.  I have boobs and I'll let ANYone touch them at group outings.

That's quite a contribution.

Why, yes, yes it is.  anyone?   hmmmmm.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:08:30 pm »
Sorry, didn't mean to break the wall there.

MR. HAPPY.

-alkie

i have to log out now, this place just isn't the same when fucking names are being thrown around.  
a little anonymity please, we'll have to fine you for a HIPA violation otherwise.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:41:33 pm »
Yeah, or groin.

Either way. 

He left, quickly, no argument.

Season is not looking good unless we pull Halladay out our asses.

my ass isn't big enough, is yours?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:38:34 pm »
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.

The way he was walking makes me wonder if he's done his groin again.

an exaggerated duck walk?  shit.  season definitely over.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:37:29 pm »
Game over.
Season over.

what happened?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:36:17 pm »
Wait a second.   Who the fuck goes to work at 7:30 here if they live in Manhattan?   Fuck is wrong with you.   If your boss tells other bosses, the jig is up for the rest of us.

doctor hours.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:32:34 pm »
The 4 isn't the nightmare everyone says it is?

I take the 6 in during shit weather and yeah, much nicer train, packed in like sardines.

i go uptown, so against traffic, and 7:30 is off peak hours.  going downtown, claustraphobia kicks in during peak hours.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:29:25 pm »
That could have taken all night.

So which trains you take in the am?

its all 4, all the time.  easy ride.  luckily the 4/5/6 trains are some of the nicest in circulation.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: July 28, 2009 - NO GZ TONIGHT
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:26:48 pm »
Apparently.

1-0 Astros after 1.

just waiting for you to start the party.

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Beer and Queso / Re: I don't know if you people deserve this
« on: July 28, 2009, 06:01:05 pm »
this is maybe the greatest, most fascinating, most hilarious video ever.  it's an infomercial for the insane clown posse's upcoming music festival.  seriously, i don't know if you guys and gals are ready for it because it's that good.  watch the entire thing!, don't just stop after a minute or two because you will not "get the gist of it" and you will miss out.  to that end, don't just watch it once, watch it at least twice maybe three times if you can.  i know you people have jobs, but this will help get you through your day and the rest of your lives:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNe11E_KiAk



Whoop to the motherfucking whooooop!

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Beer and Queso / Re: 6th Annual Alkie NYC Update Post
« on: July 28, 2009, 05:44:01 pm »
I actually said that to him.   He snapped my arm off at the elbow and then made change.   

93 y/o bad ass, he could fuck Chuck Norris up!

btw-on the train on the way to work this morning, i was standing next to slightly grungy looking guy, but man, the b.o. from this guy made my eyes water, that's at 7:30 in the fucking morning, i was wondering all day how bad he was going to smell at 5 pm.  i didn't see him on his way back to his rat hole in the afternoon, (un)fortunately.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 6th Annual Alkie NYC Update Post
« on: July 27, 2009, 09:40:24 am »
- You know about our MLB Exec neighbor.   What I just found out today is the 93 year old man who lives across the hall from me was one of 6 people in the room who planned the Normandy Invasion.   That one.   No shit.

First, let me say, I don't know why the fuck I read this shit, I guess its b/c I live so far from you and can't understand the world you now live in.

Second, when are you going to talk to the 93 y/o and tell us what he says?  If you don't do that, I'll make sure you lose access to SnS, and specifically the game zone.

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Beer terrace.  MLB execs.  You bring the CW.

Just asked the wife, she told me we are going to The Modern (The Bar Room) for dinner tomorrow.  I love when she makes plans for off days.

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Off day tomorrow, Hondo.

what, i can't hang out here on an off day? 

fuck, gotta figure out something to do tomorrow night.....

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Your fucking with had nothing to do with it, my good man.

I came, I caught, I cankered.

Hi.  I'm Alkie.  Maybe you know me.  I may not live in the GZ anymore, but I own the place.   Feel free to stick around for awhile.  You might learn something.

well, see you tomorrow night then Alkie.  I expect some more magic!

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ALKIE WINS!!!  ALKIE WINS!!!

Everyone who was here in the 4th inning may line the fuck up and kiss my royal papal ass.

Fuck with me again and you get burned.

If fucking with you gets the Stros wins, I'm going to continue doing it.

Great series!

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You don't need speed for a squeeze.

jinx.  fucking scooped by half a minute.

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Thats why I wish we had some speed on the bench for these situations. Someone like Abercrombie could be used as a pinch runner.

you don't need speed to score on a well executed squeeze.

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No, he's on his balcony (he has a balcony; I have a terrace).   But I can yell at him.  He's right there.

the difference between a balcony and a terrace is what, 100 sf?  i'm terribly unimpressed by mlb if they can't afford a terrace for every employee.

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You want I should pass along a message to the guy who actually came up with that project and is in charge of it?   He's right here.

No joke.

is he over again, enjoying a beer and tonight, some Stros baseball?

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I'm blown away by MLB At Bat's TV for the iPhone on wireless. Holy shit! That is all.

english please.

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Maybe not.  I guess Berkman probably wouldn't have gone to 2B on the throw home the way he's limping around.

that's where i thought you were going with that.  definitely no taking an extra base for berkman right now.

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Underestimate me again, fools.

Do it.

We still win this game.

you better be right, or i'm taking a cab up town to beat the living shit out of you, and your mlb exec neighbor!

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I also guarantee the Oswalt Inning in the 5th.

It won't be pretty.

Some of you will leave.

Some of you will complain.

Some of you will cease to believe.

We still win tonight.

i'm leaving, fucker.

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Have I mentioned that Roy is STRAIGHT UP dealing?

38 pitches, 29 strikes.

Even though I have no powers, I can't seem to help myself... Better get some more chickens ready, Mr. Beard.

I'm going to reiterate that you need to, chill the fuck out.

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Not my first rodeo.  Feeding schedule worked to get everybody settled down for a nap for game time.  Changed a diaper and wiped the Cardinal off his butt about 20 minutes ago.  Should be good for an inning or two....maybe

your nipples sore?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 09:46:17 pm »
Dennys.

Can't you fuckres spell anything right?

I don't think that one is on Limey, lets blame Dennys mom.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 09:28:50 pm »
Matsui left game due to knee injury, as per Gamecast. 
Over under on his return to the lineup?  3 weeks?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:54:39 pm »
It would validate everything we already know.

do we need more validation?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:51:48 pm »
I've met her.

waiting for alkie to ask if she's hot or not.....

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:50:08 pm »
Well, at least Batgirl found something else to do tonight.

Sorry for wasting everyone's time with that.

it entertained me.  

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:41:26 pm »
I've got an mlb exec story for you.  This guy I know(I can't give out his name), lives across the hall from one, and watches games with him, and talks baseball with him for hours, on a roof in NYC.  Pretty fucking cool.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:55:09 pm »
Lady.

You are a bit of a geek.  I will call you Jimi.

Are you hot?

what is the mlb exec doing while you are hitting on women on the internet?

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:47:50 pm »
So this is intentional?

We aren't cool enough to be hanging with anyone on purpose.  Except Astros fans.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:46:14 pm »
Let me know.   Why are you in the CW crowd anyway, just luck?

I blame my wife for that.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:42:22 pm »
So did you tell people you were from the UES or East Harlem?

Why'd you vacate to move to down there?

If you're out driving around with nothing to do, still plenty of good apts available in our building.  If you lived here.....you'd be sitting on a terrace with an MLB exec.

Wanted to live by Union Sq and the East/West Villages b/c we eat out down there most of the time, anyway.
We already signed a lease so its too late to change locales now.  
Well, as for the exec, I'll just be forced to live vicariously through you.  I'll let you know when we are hanging with the CW crowd though, you can come join us.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:35:19 pm »
Dude.  You said I was "across the park from you."   What park at 15th street were you referring to?

we just moved from 96th and lex.  so you were across the park, now you are no where near us, but shit, if i knew mlb execs lived in your building maybe we would have looked there.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:30:41 pm »
I thought you said you were on 5th??   Park and Mad ain't generally 3 brackets above the folks on 5th Ave.

not on 5th yet, 15th between 5th and 6th as of Aug 3rd.  

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:24:58 pm »
Perfect game, no hitter, shutout gone on one pitch. 

I blame you for that one...

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:24:29 pm »
It was REALLY difficult actually.

He looked over his railing across to my railing and said "YO.  Yankees game is over, can I come over for a beer?"

Are you trying to tell me this isn't the same bizarro world you live in since you moved up here? 

My bizarro world entails running into fucking CW (Gossip Girl) celebrities all over town.  It keeps my wife happy.  Oh, and the execs who live on the Upper East Side, live between Park and Madison and that's about 3 tax brackets above me.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:08:28 pm »
Extree Innings.

We paid fer it and, this being the first evening of rain on my terrace in over a month, we're going to utilize it.

It ain't raining on your side o' the park?

still raining over here. and how the fuck did you get in with an mlb exec?  liquored him up i'm sure.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: 7/21/2009 - Homewandy vs Bitchiz
« on: July 21, 2009, 06:56:52 pm »
2 games out in 3 hours.

are you watching games on mlbtv or just following along with game tracker?  

no fear, eh?

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 12:12:18 pm »
And lamb. That's about it as far as I can tell.

Shit, you should see my fridge, all I have in it are a bunch of Lance Berkmans and goats.  No veggies in this house.

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Talk Zone / Re: Footer, McTaggart and Justice on Twitter
« on: July 21, 2009, 12:09:59 pm »
Does Richard Justice know the meaning of the word exclusive?

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:59:38 am »
In one instance, a crewman died at sea under unclear circumstances.  As I recall, he was found at the bottom of a stairwell with a broken neck, and it was not known whether he'd fallen, or had been pushed.  The ship was four or five days out from port.  I don't know if the captain did it on his own authority, or was instructed to, but just to show someone higher up's insensitivity to the Muslim crew, they were instructed to take the dead guy, wrap him up, and put him in the meat locker for the rest of the trip, with the consumables.

Even as a non-Muslim, I thnk that would have bothered me.  On that ship, they damn near had a mutiny.

What would you have done?  Put the body out to sea?  The crewmen would have flipped their shit with that b/c you have to bury a Muslim body, and preferably within the first 24 hours or so after death.  So either way they would have been pissed.  The only thing to do would have been to ask them what they wanted to do with the body. 

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:45:43 am »
What is the difference between Haram and Makruh?  

ETR: incredibly non-contextual cut and paste

Makruh is not expressly prohibited but it is disliked(I believe the arabic translates to 'hated').  These are things we should avoid but are not prohibited to us.

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:32:37 am »
Just for my education - what would the opposite of halal be?

Haram. 

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:21:52 am »
Just testing a theory – do you have a beard, and look like a latino Ernest Hemingway? Do you not always drink beer? When you do, what is your preferred brand?

If its not O'doules, we've got a problem....

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:18:13 am »
We used to laugh about it at the time, but I still sometimes wonder if there were a lot of guys trapped in the Muslim version of purgatory, if they have one, all because of our contretemps with their food orders.

I hope not.  That is a pretty heavy metaphysical debt, and I don't know that I have done enough on the positive side over the years to balance it out.

That's a top notch story.  Now, to ease your pain, as a muslim, I will tell you that if they were told it was Halal(ok for them to eat) then whether it was or wasn't doesn't matter, their intention was to eat Halal meat, they won't be punished for eating whatever meat you took them.  Also, meat of the Christians and Jews(that's the Quranic wording of it) is ok for Muslims to eat, many Muslims throughout the world take that to mean pretty much all meat is ok for them(this doesn't include the other white meat), some still prefer the meat be killed specifically according to Muslim tradition.
As for shellfish, according to stories of the Prophet Muhammad, he didn't like shellfish, that is where many people come up with the notion that shellfish are not ok to eat.  But, by religious practice, shellfish is fine to eat, there is no blood letting for fish so the whole steamed clams thing doesn't matter.

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Talk Zone / Re: calf muscle injuries
« on: July 21, 2009, 10:43:28 am »
I think the shrimp was a reference to my Muslim post.  I am aware of no dietetic restrictions on papists (other than abstaining/fasting on Fridays, and before the Eucharist.)  If there are any, I am probably in trouble.

No restrictions on shellfish in the Muslim faith.  But no carniverous animals, that means aligators are out.

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Talk Zone / Re: So, I met Denny Walling yesterday...
« on: July 15, 2009, 05:23:57 pm »
What I want to know, Hudson, is where the hell is Turkey? I mean, it's bi-continental, obviously. Not that I have a problem with that. But is it also Central Asian? Middle Eastern? It abuts both regions yet is a NATO member and is hoping to join the European Union. Puzzle that one out.

This may help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vankaSlfSr0

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Beer and Queso / Re: Wimbledon
« on: July 05, 2009, 02:47:48 pm »
No "killer instinct?". The guy didn't get broken until the bitter end.  I don't watch tennis all that often, so I won't refute your argument but today that certainly wasn't the case.  He played the best ever.  And he played an amazing match.

The semifinal and final matches were the best I've ever seen Andy play.  If he can do this consistently, and by this, I mean serve well, continue hitting his backhand with depth and for winners, and volleying with competency, he will be a player everywhere but on clay.  Its a good day for American tennis fans, now if only Donald Young would live up to his junior billing.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Artest to the Lakers?
« on: July 04, 2009, 08:31:50 am »
I like his game, and I like the signing, but Ariza has not shown himself to be a good 3-point shooter at all. Artest is significantly better behind the arc.

Shot 20% and 27% the first 2 months of the season, after that he was a 34%-35% 3pt shooter, throw in his hot streak in the playoffs and now I believe he is a solid shooter.  That's the good thing about Ariza(vs. Artest), he can get better, Artest is now on the down side of his career.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Artest to the Lakers?
« on: July 03, 2009, 02:28:30 pm »
I think the Rockets are better off with Ariza.

24 y/o swing man with length and very good defensive ability.  Shoots the 3 ball solidly, has improved over the course of the last few seasons, quite a lot actually.  Very good signing.  The contract, $5.8 or $6 million per year seems big, but not so large it can't be traded later.  I definitely trust Morey, but trusting him and thinking he can pull some big free agent next season (or trade tmac for a big time player-Bosh/Amare) are two totally different things.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Best Pizza
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:04:41 pm »
Well, crapos, brodog. 

I was going to go to Lombardi's, but they don't do slices and then I was going to go try John's on Bleeker but they don't do slices either.

So poo.

Artichoke on 14th between 1st and 2nd.  Small hole in the wall, excellent sicilian slices.

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Beer and Queso / Re: First Pix of TheTerrace
« on: June 06, 2009, 09:13:23 pm »
Yeah, I'll tell you that dog food here is a fucking outrage, as are some 6 packs of beer ($14 for a 6er of local shit?  really?) but on the whole, eating out is about the same here as back in Houston.   We ate at a decent-enough French bistro tonight here that cost almost to the penny what we spent at Rabelais in Rice Village; which is totally reasonable.

Do not step into a grocery store, do not look at the cereal aisle, and do not check out the fruit and veggies.
A large box of cereal costs $7.00.  As stated by HH, cigarettes costs $10 a pack.  Everything is more expensive here.

The rent a grocery store pays is significantly higher in NY than it is in Texas, therefore the store passes on its increased overhead through the price of its food/goods.  The way I recoup my losses on groceries is through transportation.  I pay $81/month on a subway card, I don't pay for car insurance or gas.  There are no expenses for up keep on a car.  We rarely take taxis, but they definitely get costly if you take one more than 5 times a month.

Another thing in NYC that you won't find in Texas, an Uzbeki Jewish barber, I love mine(even though he can't do a damn thing about my thinning hair).

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Butt Pirates at Astros 6/6/09
« on: June 06, 2009, 07:01:29 pm »
But he just doesn't look like he has any emotion for the game today.

so says Mr. Happy.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Chuck Was Right
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:43:02 pm »
I'll give it to you right now.

FUCK it's cold here.  How the FUCK do 19 million morons live in this shit?   The fuck is wrong with these people?  There are snow drifts on my snow drifts and the wind doesn't ever stop, but hey, at least my radiator won't shut off so our apartment fluctuates between 155 degrees and 13 degrees.   Is it summer yet?

The cold sucks balls, but it really doens't snow much.  Maybe 2 snow storms a winter, neither of which is snow drift worthy.  The tar colored snow that emerges 3 days after a storm is the nastiest thing you'll see in the city.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Finally In NYC (Notes From Last Leg of Trip)
« on: June 03, 2009, 09:57:12 pm »
So some "rifraft" says it is fine and you agree.  Oh Alkie, how thou has fallen!

I forgot to add, living in a cardboard box in central park is a great way to save money....

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Beer and Queso / Re: Finally In NYC (Notes From Last Leg of Trip)
« on: June 03, 2009, 09:19:28 pm »
Everyone.  Should live.  In NYC.  For a year.

My wife and I moved to Manhattan 2 years ago.  We have loved every fucking second of it.  The time we waited for 2 hours to get into a paella place in chelsea, we thought we were going to be unhappy with the new yorkness of it, then we had the food and fell in love with the city all over again.

The diversity in restaurants, the cheap eats, the sights, the sounds, the disgusting fucking smells, the subway, the homeless people, the noise, all of it, is part of the experience we've loved. 

If my parents and my in-laws didn't live 3 miles apart in houston, we'd never even think about leaving ny.   

If you want any restaurant recommendations, let me know, my wife spends 3 hours a week finding new places for us to eat, something that is necessary b/c we eat out 4-5 days a week.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Rukkakes @ Good Guys, 6/2/9
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:04:27 pm »
Stay thirsty, my friend.

Speaking of lighting up... has anyone ever more directly advertised to the stoner crowd than Jack in the Box with their $0.99 taco commercial?

hedging their bets, hoping marijuana is legalized.

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Talk Zone / Re: Oswalt: Someone is following you
« on: May 31, 2009, 06:36:54 pm »
I'm thinking that this is a very real possibility as we move more and more towards the trading deadline.

let us just hope he continues to hit .350 till then, that may drive up the asking price.

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Beer and Queso / Re: Last 3 Hours As a Texan
« on: May 31, 2009, 02:41:48 pm »
Cool, that'll be easy to check out.   That's like 3 blocks from our apt.

Looks like you guys live across the park from us, though we are moving to gramercy/union square in the next month or so.

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Talk Zone / Re: One man's view of where this team stands
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:46:01 am »
Um, not Lancaster.

Lancaster, Lexington, its all the same.
so the national media is discussing the Stros assets as well.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AknEXy3cFEwT9TVOYNd5.C0RvLYF?slug=ge-fullcount052609&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

"A logical trading partner for Tampa Bay would be the Astros because Jose Valverde is a year away from free agency, but that’s assuming Astros owner Drayton McLane would commence on a long-overdue rebuilding plan. Houston would probably ask for Wade Davis, Tampa Bay’s best pitching prospect after David Price."

Wade Davis, a 6'5'' RHP with a 92-93 mph fastball and good curveball.  Apparently location has been an issue for him, walks too many hitters.

Oh, I'm sure Valverde has to come back and show he's healthy, and has walked off his injury, in order for anyone to trade for him.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Astros @ Pirates, April 16, 2009
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:55:48 pm »
Hawkins in for BOT 9.  Announcers unsure what's going on with Valverde.

well, that can't be a good thing.

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Game Zone 2009 Archive / Re: Opening Day 4/6/2009 Astros v. Cubs
« on: April 06, 2009, 09:52:50 pm »
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

win or lose, its nice to have the stros back.

375
Talk Zone / Re: Elsewhere in the Big Leagues...
« on: April 06, 2009, 06:54:08 pm »
Two things (or maybe three):

1.  Yankees scored 2 in the 6th nd 2 in the 7th and afre threatening to tie the score.

2.  NEVER tempt the BBG's this way when talking about the Astros.


?3.?  Given that it is an AL team, I'll let the BBG offense slide this time.

my apologies. 

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Talk Zone / Re: Elsewhere in the Big Leagues...
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:40:02 pm »
The O's spanked ole CC, knocking him out in the fifth inning.

Yankme fans gripping after the first 5 innings of the first game of the season, its a thing of beauty.

377
Talk Zone / Re: Race For The Lid - XI
« on: April 06, 2009, 09:34:50 am »
113 it is.

378
Talk Zone / Re: Sunday Morning Trivia
« on: March 22, 2009, 10:49:40 am »
Ron Villone?

really?  was he a first round pick?  did he pitch 100 games for the stros?

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Talk Zone / Re: Sunday Morning Trivia
« on: March 22, 2009, 10:48:32 am »
I won't give a clue about the 2 Astro draftees but two of the other three have an Ausmus connection.

todd jones, cj nitkowski.

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Talk Zone / Re: Sunday Morning Trivia
« on: March 22, 2009, 10:05:57 am »
Scott Elarton, Nolan Ryan.  Rogah.

381
Talk Zone / Re: Sunday Morning Trivia
« on: March 22, 2009, 09:49:01 am »
Lidge, Wags, JR Richard.

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Talk Zone / Re: Teixeira
« on: December 23, 2008, 04:42:10 pm »
Maybe the Yankees will file for bankruptcy and get some taxpayers' money to cover next year's payroll.

Even better, they recently petitioned the city of NY for $370 million in municiple bonds to help pay for the new stadium and its surrounding infrastructure, after receiving $900 million + for the stadium.
This was around the time they signed CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett.

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Talk Zone / Re: The Belly of the Beast (NYC Trip)
« on: August 17, 2008, 10:11:55 pm »
Washington Square park is halfway fenced off, they're doing some kind of work there.

moving the fountain in the middle of it so that it is directly in line with the arch at the north end of the park.

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Talk Zone / Re: Bork up, Vill down
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:49:00 pm »
damn, i hope OV accepts RR. he is too good to be this bad.

management sent him down so you could fix him, JimR.  so, get to it!

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Dojers at Good Guys 6-30
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:54:06 pm »
I'm thoroughly confused.

Did Coop just leave Roy in to bat with 1st and 3rd, 2 outs, and then lift him before throwing a pitch in the following inning?

he must have hurt himself swinging the bat. there is no other explanation for it.

386
Talk Zone / Re: What might have been
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:45:26 am »
rutro

i just vomited i laughed so hard, POTW for sure!

387
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ (Fucking) Jakes 5/28/08
« on: May 28, 2008, 08:19:22 pm »
You know, that 5 hole thhread today is what the TZ is. That was intelligent baseball discussion.

one of the best threads we've had round these parts in quite some time.

388
dp on the way.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ (Fucking) Jakes 5/28/08
« on: May 28, 2008, 07:24:01 pm »
matsui has had more than his fair share of errors so far this season, i guess the "injury" set his defense back a bit.

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Beer and Queso / Re: All England Championship
« on: May 22, 2008, 03:47:51 pm »
For those of you who don't understand the draw soccer has in the rest of the world, use the wives of international soccer players as an example of the pull these guys have.

http://www.coedmagazine.com/sports/8471

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:14:50 pm »
Holy cow, Bucknor!  You don't see a strike call missed THAT badly very often.

Hold on to your damn bat, Lance.  Sheesh.

I guess its safe to say Lance isn't quite locked in like he had been for the last few weeks.  Swinging at bad pitches for the last two nights.  He seems anxious at the plate.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:10:24 pm »
Kaz just hit that foul ball right to an asian dude in the stands. Now that was odd.

seeing as though they are the only two asians in the stadium, that is odd.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:55:37 pm »
Cubs announcers are saying "hoff power"

thank you.

now, oh shit, 4 pitch walk, fuck....

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:53:23 pm »
someone pronounce Hoffpauir for me.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:45:03 pm »
Dempster's over 105 pitches.

is he going to turn into a pumpkin?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:36:20 pm »
strong inning for chris.  the offense needs to put some more runs on the board.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:25:32 pm »

That was a big out to end that inning with Lee on deck.

he came into the series slumping and he hasn't missed much so far in a game and a half.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:21:11 pm »
Still going away to Soriano.

hopefully lee and ramirez don't get up this inning, they are killing it right now.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:12:46 pm »
SPAZ!!!

my bad, 3rd pitch fastball!!!

sweetnesssss.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:10:45 pm »
time for hunter to do his thing, first pitch fastball, whammo.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Cubs @ Astros, 5/20/2008
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:10:15 pm »
Quiet night in the GZ...

eveyrone is watching american idol!

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:16:14 pm »

Oh come on.  Marmol threw Berkman 5 pitches, none of the close to being strikes, yet Berkman K's.  It wasn't the ump's fault.

Agreed.  Berkman has been getting himself out all night long.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:47:16 pm »
Spurs up 51-42 at the half.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:44:54 pm »
Quicker than your average 14-year-old, that's for sure.

or your average Disney character.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:42:57 pm »
Are you guys all shut out from FSN, or is it your choice that you're watching it on ESuckPn?

live in NYC, no other choice.

406
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:37:13 pm »
Lester gets the no-no.  Boston 7, KC 0



Now, back to the Stros, please.

407
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:35:12 pm »
Probably about the same as MMPUS right now

does that include Matsui or not?

408
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:29:01 pm »
Jacksonville is 0.68% Asian according to the 2000 census.

I'm sure by now its up to 0.71%

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:13:53 pm »
Any body check the red sox score lately.  Not that I would want to curse any one or anything.

If anyone just jinxed it, it was ESPN.  So, don't worry about it.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:09:56 pm »
No, but he'd be so quick about it I might not notice.

NTTAWWT

411
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:09:13 pm »
Spurs up on NO at the end of 1: 23-20

412
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:08:03 pm »
Fuck me!  Blurdak!

Is that an actual request for Byrdak to stick his penis in an orifice in your body?

413
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:03:56 pm »
Moehler did his job well tonight.  Kept the team in the game.

414
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:00:33 pm »
good pitch, high fastball then the diving change up.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 07:56:12 pm »
There ya go, Bourn! Solid line drive.

Bourn is ready to explode, he's hit the ball hard twice tonight, its starting to come together for him.

416
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 07:40:21 pm »
Bourn would have been standing under that ball for about 2 seconds before making the catch.  Fucking Edmonds.

417
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 07:38:45 pm »
I blame Budgirl.  She is at the game--why didn't she throw something at Edmonds?

Throw?  How about a fucking bullet in his fucking head.

418
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 07:17:14 pm »
Wow.  That pitch count graphic really told the story of Moehler tonight.

Moehler's out of gas.  

Damn, did anyone else see that bruise on Anaheim's ankle?

420
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 07:08:05 pm »
Moehler hasn't thrown one good curveball all game.  He's getting it done, so far.

421
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Baby Bears at Astros, 5/19/08
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:58:24 pm »
Bourn hit a rocket to first, shit, kid can't buy a break.

422
Beer and Queso / Re: Books
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:08:12 am »
  I finished off Asimov's "Foundation" Trilogy a few months ago and really, really enjoyed it. 

My absolute favorite books while in highschool.  I quoted Asimov in my senior year book, is that dorky enough for everyone?

423
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ stRangers 5/18/08
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:58:55 pm »
Backe looks excellent today.

Brandon has been ahead in the count, according to gamecast, all day, is it his location or his stuff that is getting it done today?

424
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ stRangers 5/18/08
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:19:51 pm »
glad to know the rangers 3rd base coach Kinsler screwed the pooch on that one.

425
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ stRangers 5/18/08
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:14:31 pm »
I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone try to score on a pop to the secondbaseman who was under it and facing the infield. Three runs behind with the middle of the order up, idiotic but I'm glad he tried.

wow, i completely thought(at least i imagined) that Kaz was running away from the infield and made some sort of running grab and had to turn and fire home.  glad to know the rangers 3rd base coach screwed the pooch on that one.

426
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ stRangers 5/18/08
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:06:33 pm »
a dp would be great, right about now.

427
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ stRangers 5/18/08
« on: May 18, 2008, 02:56:45 pm »
Gameday is way behind.  How did the bases get loaded?


Single to center for Tejada, Single to left for Berkman, infield single to first for Spaz.

428
Talk Zone / Re: Pence moved to leadoff spot
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:04:27 am »
so sad, but yet so true.   Why is it so hard for them to understand how much he means to the pitching staff defensively and to be able to realize when he steals a hit that would have led to runs scoring from the opposition it has the same effect as if he got a hit and scored himself?

b/c they don't know baseball, they know pandering to the lowest common denominator.

429
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ Rangers, 5/16/2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:52:23 pm »
The Pence thing was just the worst.  Super googolplex man love. 

I thought Ponson's career was over a few years ago when he flamed out as a fat man and was stuck in aruba b/c of legal problems.  What's he doing pitching well right now?

430
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ Rangers, 5/16/2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:47:33 pm »
My sarcasm meter fell off the table!

glad to know its on vibrate.

431
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ Rangers, 5/16/2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:44:32 pm »
He wanted JR Towles called up from AA.  Hmmmmm....

yeah, but he had a great Sept., so its irrelevant how he is doing now, at the time he was right.

432
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ Rangers, 5/16/2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:35:02 pm »
What a pickup Erstad's been.

A-fuckin-greed.

433
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros @ Giants, 5/14/2008
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:35:05 pm »
nice, quick inning for moehler.

434
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 04:31:40 pm »
when was the last time poor JR had a basehit?

435
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 04:12:17 pm »
So that's no hits through 4.
I said, that NO hits through 4....

436
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 04:08:13 pm »
Stop hitting Miggy!

If it puts a man on base for Berkman, its fine by me(as long as he doesn't get hurt).

437
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 03:53:42 pm »
seems like bourn has started to go the other way a bit.

438
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 03:42:08 pm »
Did Fat Elvis and Wagging Tongue hit the ball as hard as they looked on game tracker or were they lazy flies?

439
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 5/11/08 Astros @ Dodgers
« on: May 11, 2008, 02:40:37 pm »
The Fissure King 2B

That had me laughing out loud, beautiful. 

440
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/8/2008
« on: May 08, 2008, 06:41:23 pm »
Astros Lineup:

Bourn, CF    
Matsui, 2B    
Tejada, SS    
Berkman, 1B    
Lee, LF    
Pence, RF    
Wigginton, 3B    
Towles, C
Oswalt, P[/b]



I'm glad Roy is DH'ing tonight, after his 2 rbi single last night, he's ready to roll!

441
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/7/2008
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:03:49 pm »
Valverde now leads the team in wins with 4.  
This team just gets it done!

442
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/7/2008
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:45:36 pm »
Be quiet about Bourn, Gleek. That shit is old already.

Thank you, Jim.

443
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/7/2008
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:14:37 pm »
Carlos Lee is usually money in that situation. Crap.

hunter shouldn't see a fastball.

444
Talk Zone / Re: Sampson Outing
« on: May 07, 2008, 08:48:34 am »
Sampson to get an extra days rest and some extra work.  FOOTER LINK


Hopefully the bullpen work is as successful for Chris as it was for Jose Valverde.

445
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/6/2008
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:58:58 pm »
Berkman and Lee combined:  8-9 4 runs, 4 rbi.
holy shit.

446
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/6/2008
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:56:52 pm »
what a game.

447
Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/6/2008
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:52:36 pm »
are there any lefties in the nats bullpen?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/6/2008
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:21:18 pm »
The Mets really thought they could hold people up for Lastings Milledge?

I'm glad the Stros didn't trade Roy for him....

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Nats @ Astros, 5/6/2008
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:12:13 pm »
Aaron fucking Boone.

Lobsters really coming back to bite.

plenty of at bats to come for the good guys.

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Talk Zone / Re: Best players by number
« on: May 06, 2008, 02:59:04 pm »
Here is a comparison of the Charlie Gehringer (one of the best 2nd baseman of the 30s) to Derek Jeter (not amongst the best shortstops of his era) life time batting:


            AB     R     H    HR   RBI   BB     BA   OBP    SLG       
Gehringer 8860   1774  2839  184  1427  1186  .320  .404    .480
Jeter     7541   1394  2391  195   949   764  .317  .388    .460


But Charlie Gehringer never made a throw from deep in the hole while jumping into the air, so, Jeter wins......

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Astros at Snakes, 4/28/2008
« on: April 28, 2008, 09:16:31 pm »
For those of you not watching, Haren hit a liner to right, Spaz came in a step, froze, then jumped as the ball sailed over his glove to the wall for a double.

shit happens, i guess.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/15/08: HOU @ PHI
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:38:34 pm »
Can we untrade with Arizona?

there isn't anyone else to close on the roster right now, gotta hang tough and hope he gets it together.
shit happens, lets just hope the stros come back and get this one.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/15/08: HOU @ PHI
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:02:39 pm »
What--just because of his skin color?

actually, because of his gender.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/15/08: HOU @ PHI
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:32:59 pm »
the middle of the order is living up to the hype right about now.  berkman, lee, and tejada are
mashing, you gotta love it.

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Talk Zone / Towles injury - day to day
« on: April 13, 2008, 06:50:41 pm »
Looks like the xrays were negative, going to be reevaluated tomorrow. 

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/5697271.html

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/13/08: FLA @ HOU
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:56:38 pm »
Well, don't ask an opinion question if you are not prepared for differing answers.

well said.

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Talk Zone / Re: Pence
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:54:53 pm »
I just couldn't hold it in.

so that was just like your first time then.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/13/08: FLA @ HOU
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:52:09 pm »
Is it overreacting a bit to let out a hearty "whew" at the end of that one?

Yep.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/13/08: FLA @ HOU
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:46:54 pm »
Dammit Valverde, you've got a four run lead, quit fucking nibbling!

he seems to be quite and adventure each time out.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/13/08: FLA @ HOU
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:29:17 pm »
Not a lot of question about that HBP.  Let's hope JR didn't get Bagwell'd.

did he come out of the game?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/13/08: FLA @ HOU
« on: April 13, 2008, 02:26:10 pm »
"I was just, uh… 'BWAH!' That's more like a… It's a warrior like… Strikes fear into the… hearts of…"

You can watch the series for free on hulu.com.  I can't believe there is only 1 season of it, great show!

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: fish @ stros 4-11-08
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:17:09 pm »
the booers should be escorted out of the stadium and asked to never return.  fucking unbelievable.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: Middle 6: HOU 4, SD 4
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:41:47 pm »
why did wandy get pulled after 5 innings and 93 pitches?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:22:35 pm »
in case anyone cares, i still hate greg maddux.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:17:49 pm »
how did jlane end up on the mlbei commercial highlight reel?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:13:53 pm »
winnah!

thank you, thank you very much.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:13:04 pm »
the way the fans are dressed it looks like its 35-40 degrees out there.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:10:43 pm »
anyone know the trivia answer?

i'm thinking it is a pitcher.

Albert Belle?

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:01:16 pm »
looks like wandy has decided to go more with the fastball.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:57:12 pm »
i guess this will have to be one of those 8-7 wins we heard so much about this spring.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:47:45 pm »
that Lee figurine looked like GWB, at least to me it did.

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Game Zone 2008 Archive / Re: 4/2/02: HOU at SD (Game 3)
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:46:25 pm »
wow, i love MLBEI free preview!

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Talk Zone / Re: Vick gets no less than 20 months (NBB)
« on: December 10, 2007, 08:43:29 pm »
I hear two years of prison can change a man.

maybe, maybe no, but it definitely changes his rectum.

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Talk Zone / Re: Done deal
« on: December 03, 2007, 11:12:50 pm »
Not good enough defensively and not fast enough.  But, you knew that.

if you have no range and don't get to any balls, you can never make an error, and your fielding percentage will be really really high, and that's all that matters.

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Talk Zone / Re: Jeremy Affledt, too pricey?
« on: December 03, 2007, 11:12:03 pm »
This may be obvious, but I suggest you shop at Best Buy, etc., but BUY online!  While I expected there to be a difference, I was never aware how much until I bought my 60" SXRD a little over a year ago.  What was $5k + tax + delivery at BestBuy was $3900 + no tax + free delivery online!  Fortunately I had my cell phone with me at BestBuy and was literally minutes from buying the tv when I thought I'd take one quick look online to see how much I was throwing away for instant gratification (assumed it was maybe $100 or $200 at the most).  I was stunned.  Buy online!!

completely agree.  sony xbr2 42'' LCD, i got it for $2000 with a 3 year warranty and shipping included, at best buy it was $2700 + tax + extended warranty. 

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Talk Zone / Re: Lidge a Phillie
« on: November 07, 2007, 10:26:07 pm »
I like it. Bourn has a lot of upside, provides excellent defense at a crucial position and has the potential to be a good leadoff hitter that can wreck havoc on the basepaths. It could turn out to be a steal of a trade in a few years.

Also, if they can sign someone like Linebrink, the loss of Lidge would be lessened.

It's gonna be interesting to see what they do after this.

good deal.  save 5 million dollars, get a starting cf, and a good 3b prospect, could ask for anything more(except starting pitching...)

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Talk Zone / Re: Ringolsby - Astros looking at Andruw?
« on: November 06, 2007, 10:16:54 pm »
Why is Buster Olney reporting yet again that the Mets are targeting Roy Oswalt as an acquire?

Yeah, if the Mets will do David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Aaron Heilman.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Astros at Dodgers 8.13.07
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:15:28 pm »
lane working on a golden sombrero tonight

when did jason turn into morgan ensberg?  that second strike was right down the middle at 92 according to the espn gun.

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Talk Zone / Re: Berkman
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:36:23 pm »
what do you guys think of joey gathright?  if it were between mike cameron and joey gathright who would you prefer?

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Petroleum engineering or geology.  Basically oil company bread and butter jobs.  There are way more jobs than there are people to fill them, and it's getting worse.  At my company, 70% of the workforce is over the age of 50.  They expect to lose nearly 50-60% of the current workforce to retirement in the next 10 years.  They have no idea where they're going to find replacements.

kazakhastan.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Houston at Anaheim - 6/20/07
« on: June 20, 2007, 11:25:09 pm »
It isn't all that often you can really say "this guy" or "that guy" blew the game.

Dave Borkowski just blew this fucking game.

well, w/o the bruntlett error, wandy probably finishes the inning unscathed.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Houston at Anaheim - 6/20/07
« on: June 20, 2007, 11:24:02 pm »
I don't think he was pitching around him. He just can't find the plate.

fuck you bork.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Athletics at Astros - 6/12/07
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:16:23 pm »
they actually signed chan ho park today to come up and take mo's spot at 3rd base.  i think it was a smart decision.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/30
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:43:02 pm »
i think i officially hate this Hopper character.   3 for 3 with a walk.  fuck, is that what a leadoff hitter looks like?

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Sparky @ Cameron - 5/22/07
« on: May 22, 2007, 10:44:35 pm »
sorry guys, i started watching during the 4th, and the gints have put up a 4 spot since.
i'm going to sleep.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/19
« on: May 19, 2007, 08:13:48 pm »
can berkman emerge from his slumber?

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/19
« on: May 19, 2007, 08:02:53 pm »
was that a sacrafice, or a bunt for a hit?

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/19
« on: May 19, 2007, 07:58:30 pm »
just wait till we visit sf on monday, care to guess how many runs we're gonna score against  Lowry, Lincecum, and Zito?

Our offense is just mind boggling

the leadoff man gets on base less than 30% of the time, the #3 hitter hasn't come to life yet, and the team can't find a consistent #5 hitter.  its quite understandable that the team's offense has been bad.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/19
« on: May 19, 2007, 07:35:14 pm »
gotta throw strikes to the bottom of the lineup...

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: [email protected] - 5/19
« on: May 19, 2007, 06:47:46 pm »
when was the last time this team had a hit before the 5th inning?

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: stRangers @ Astros - 05/18/07
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:48:21 pm »
the offense goes from hit to shit pretty quickly.  pathetic display 2 nights in a row.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Dickities @ Astros - 5/3/07
« on: May 03, 2007, 09:16:27 pm »
Now we get to lament the LOBsters.
how about qualls walking shitfuck freel to start the inning.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Dickities @ Astros - 5/3/07
« on: May 03, 2007, 09:09:35 pm »
Kyra Sedgewick is hideous.

but, she's married to kevin bacon.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Dickities @ Astros - 5/3/07
« on: May 03, 2007, 08:57:41 pm »
Rockets down 6 after 3.   

Gonna be tough.

it'll be on the defense in the 4th, a little lock down d and they are right back in the game.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Dickities @ Astros - 5/3/07
« on: May 03, 2007, 08:41:41 pm »
Rockets update: 65-54 Jazz w/5 minutes remaining in the 3rd Q

they may need to start finding okur on the break, he just stops at the same spot on the 3pt line everytime, fucking find him.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: top o'4th, 2 out, Astros 1-0
« on: April 25, 2007, 07:07:01 pm »
Chip'n'Brad up

Hits a flare to 2nd, on to first 3 down quickly.

they scored their 1 run, and now they're focusing on defense.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Astros @ Pirates, PNC Park, 4/24/07
« on: April 24, 2007, 08:02:57 pm »
Morgan is hitting .293? What the fuck...

how about a 3-1 pop out in foul ground.
can anyone say 3 hit shutout.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Astros @ Pirates, PNC Park, 4/24/07
« on: April 24, 2007, 07:51:03 pm »
So that makes it, 8 innings, 88 pitches, 3 hits, no runs.
Malholm is mowing down the Stros.  

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Astros @ Pirates, PNC Park, 4/24/07
« on: April 24, 2007, 07:44:23 pm »
WW's ERA is officially under 6.  He pitched well enough to win tonight.  Let's see if the offense decides to show up.

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Game Zone 2007 Archive / Re: Astros @ Pirates, PNC Park, 4/24/07
« on: April 24, 2007, 07:34:02 pm »
did anyone else notice that lee and everett have the highest batting averages in the starting lineup today, with mother fucking .264 avgs.  

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