Random Thoughts On A Sunday Morning Updated To 4-13
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:14 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
wow 13 pitches and Joel Zumaya is out for the season,Pirates and Aj dunno but i think id feel more comfy if they brought luis tiant out of retirement lol.But I think Ray Searage can be a major factor and Hurdle can bring out the best of players.Spring training will tell which AJ has shown up and for the pirates and pirates fans sake i hope its the good AJ
Don, if they brought Luis Tiant out of retirement I bet he would still have better control than Burnett. And also just for your information the only time you are going to see a "good" A.J. Burnett is when he is warming up in the bullpen.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:24 AM
the only time you are going to see a "good" A.J. Burnett is when he is warming up in the bullpen.
A.J Burnett has an 9.78 ERA warming up in the bullpen
Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:02 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:07 PM
...The events last week in that small Ohio town that left three young kids dead made me once again thank God that I am not part of the school system any longer. Who the hell knows what set off this latest maniac and made him bring a gun to school last Monday? Just put this killer on trial as an adult, convict him, send him to his cell and throw away the key.
...What got me was when it was all over and he was caught by the police he then said "I'm sorry!" Oh really? Well you should have thought of that before you ruined the lives of three families that won't see their kid anymore and countless others who are going to be scared to go back to school for a very long time.
...Thinking back, all the troublemakers did when I was in high school was smoke in the bathrooms or skip school. Those kids would be chewed up and spit out if they were in school today.
...I read this week that the net worth of Apple is more than the country of Poland. There's a joke in there somewhere but I won't go there.
...I wonder how popular the Playstation Vita (priced between $249 and $299) is going to be? I mean if I am going to pay that much I'd rather get the Playstation 3.
...It didn't take long for the Yankee - Red Sox bull**** to start up, didn't it? Thanks to Bobby Valentine, who even on his best days is still a stupid son of a *****, he had to make a point of taking jabs at A-Rod and Jeter during an interview when he talked about Jason Varitek's retirement. For reasons known only to him he praised Varitek for "beating up" Rodriguez back in 2004 and then went into detail about the famous flip play that Jeter did back in 2001 in the playoffs against Oakland, saying he was "out of position" and that he did not believe the Yankees practiced that play. Jeter's response? He didn't know why this was being brought up after all this time. My thoughts exactly.
...Personally I was sad to see Varitek retire. He was practically an automatic out when he came up to the plate the past few years.
...That sigh of relief you heard around the Steel City this week were Pirate fans when they learned A.J. Burnett would not be pitching for them for the next two or three months.
...There is nothing that I like about adding two more teams to the post season this year. Forget Bud Selig's reason that it would be good for baseball. The real reason why he did this was to make FOX and TBS happy.
...Pretty soon all you'll need to do is stay as close to the top as you can and you'll be assured of that extra playoff spot. Come October, let's see who the first team is to be screwed by Selig's new system.
...For those of us who can remember baseball without Bud Selig and only four teams in the post season, those are the good old days.
...Congratulations to former New York Giant Tiki Barber on his upcoming marriage but I think someone should have reminded him to get a divorce from his first wife before getting ready to marry the second one. That's usually how it goes.
...Great job Red Sox by piling up on a bunch of college kids as they embarrassed Northwestern yesterday by a score of 25 - 0. What are they doing, making up for the runs they didn't score last September?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:48 PM
Can hardly wait for the spring training games to start. Want to make a trip to Bradenton to see my Bucco's play, and also go to Steinbrenner Field (almost called it Legends Field), and also over to Lakeland to see the Tigers. God, I love this time of year. So glad Baseball is back.
Hines Ward was released by the Steelers today. Hate to see him go, but unfortunatly decisions like this have to be made every year. Gonna miss ya Hines.
Planning on getting a PS Vita. I'd love to get the PS3, but most of the time, my son is watching the TV or playing a game on my tv, so it is easier to have a portable gaming system. Plus from what I have seen, the graphics are similar to the PS3. First game I want to get is MLB 12 the show. Just waiting for my taxes to purchase this. When I get it, I'm giving my son my old PSP go.
I would like to offer my prayers to the families affected by these tornadoes the past couple of days. Also prayers to the families of those affected by the shooter in Ohio. God bless, and have a wonderful week.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:50 AM
I say that the schedule needs to be reduced by 10-15 games, and the playoffs need to be expanded.
Oh, and I am excited by the addition of two more teams, but the one game playoff format...sucks.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:26 AM
...I never listen to the guy but I think that whatever Rush Limbaugh says is geared towards ratings and trying to upset as many people as possible.
...The only reason why Peyton Manning is not a member of the Colts today is a financial one. You can't tell me that if Manning came back to the team next year Baltimore would not improve on their 2 - 14 record.
...Lenny Dykstra may not be thrilled about going to jail but I bet the prison baseball team is delighted.
...All of a sudden millions of iPad2's are no good anymore and getting the iPad3 is a must.
...Even after all these years the Electric Light Orchestra is one of my favorite bands.
...I just read the other day that Ashley Olsen, one half of the anorexic Olsen twins has decided to quit acting for good because she doesn't want to do it anymore. And I thought she was going to say she quit acting because she finally realized she was lousy at it.
...Who the hell is Adele?
...I heard about a 100 year old man who is blind but still goes bowling and is able to even get strikes and the first thing I asked myself what I was doing wrong?
...Good move by the Rams as Washington traded its next three first-round picks, plus this year's second-round pick for unproven but talented Robert Griffin III. This could turn around this 2 - 14 team in a hurry.
...East coasters, don't forget to turn your clock ahead before you go to bed tonight because if you don't some of you are going to be an hour late for work on Monday.
...Finally, I wanted to say thank you to Krawhitham who owned first Eamods and then Mlbmods. Mlbmods went down recently and no one knew why or when it was coming back and then we learned that it went down for good. Kraw did a lot for Mvp Baseball and the 2K series and his contributions to this game are only comparable to a handful of people here over the years like Trues, Jim825, Homer, Fuzzone, KC, Spungo and Dennis James, just to name a few. Thank you Kraw for everything and for your website.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:38 PM
...One of the nice things about spring training is seeing Tommy Lasorda at the Dodgers camp. Love the Dodgers or not, this guy's love of the game is genuine and it shows.
...I had mixed feelings about Encyclopaedia Britannica announcing that they will not print any more versions of their product. It's been such a tradition for years and I was kind of sad to see it go. Then I looked up the price of the thirty-two volume set and when I saw the cost ($1,395 -no kidding) I wished them well.
...And FYI, for anyone wondering what the DVD version costs, it is a very reasonable $39.95 and takes a very unreasonable 4.7 gig of hard drive space.
...So let me get this straight. There's a 41 year old balded ex-teacher shacking up with a hot looking 18 year old? Who needs to go to the movies when this stuff happens in real life?
...Japan is an amazing country. After the destruction from the tsunami last year, the lengths that they have gone to rebuild their country is impressive.
...Kim Kardashian can't sleep, so she takes a sexy photo of herself and posts it on Twitter. When I can't sleep I make a sandwich.
...My wife watches The Voice every week and when I told her it was just an obvious clone of American Idol she tells me it isn't because on this show the judges don't see the singers. I let her win this one because sometimes the logic of a woman has you beat even before you say one word.
...One more thing about her. Gas prices rose on the eighth straight day in our area today. So what does she do? Drives forty miles out of town to buy a purse.
...St. Patrick's day fell on the perfect day this year because everyone who needed the excuse to tie one one because the calendar fell on March 17th now have a full day to recover.
...The first thing I thought of when I heard Andy Pettitte signed a minor league contract was that it had to be a joke. Then I thought if Pettitte could do it maybe Jorge Posada could change his mind too.
...I've always heard that every time there is a computer error or problem that it is always caused by a human mistake, which I accept totally. The trouble is, the computer doesn't tell you how to fix it. And referring to help files that don't help do not count.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:48 PM
...Even though Peyton Manning and the Broncos said all the right things during his introductory press conference, Denver still has to be very concerned with the health of Manning and if he can make it through an entire season.
...By the way Tim Tebow, thanks for everything. Are you bags packed yet? Good. See ya.
...Just because Manning is with Denver now doesn't make the Broncos the favorites in the division. Big name quarterbacks who left their team that they were most identified with really don't fare well in the NFL. Look up Joe Namath going from the Jets to the Los Angeles Rams, Joe Montana from the 49ers to the Chiefs, Kenny Stabler from the Raiders to the Houston Oilers and to go way back, Johnny Unitas from the Colts to the Chargers. Not one produced a championship for their new team.
...Cheers for Lance Berkman of the Cardinals for saying that Bum Selig extorted the new owner of the Astros to move to the American League. Finally someone came out and said exactly what many people were thinking all along.
...In Hong Kong, China a ten year old kid got arrested for kicking another boy in the head during a soccer game. In Philadelphia he would have been cheered for what he did.
...Chipper Jones plans on retiring at the completion of the 2012 season, which is just as well since his batting average retired a few years ago.
...I still do not feel I am missing anything if I don't have the latest edition of 2k baseball.
...I feel bad for Joba Chamberlain because he was working really hard to return to the mound from his Tommy John surgery but what is just as bad is all the bad press he's been getting because of his ankle injury. The New York tabloids, always looking for an excuse to slam someone, have really done a number on him since this happened.
...For what it's worth, I don't think Joba was being irresponsible. He was just a dad trying to play with his kid and it went terribly wrong. And the report I read today about him being back on the mound by June is encouraging. I don't care if he comes back to the team by September. As long as he's fine he is going to help the Yankees.
...One of the many things I like about this website is coming on here and noticing the subtle changes that are made. For example, the Recommended Sites area was put back up a few weeks back. And now just the other day the latest topic lists for the three parts of the forum grew from five to nine. Little changes, but they all make this place look better.
...By the way, if you got the time give Homer a congratulations on being named a new administrator on this site. He kept up Mlbmods by himself until they went down and he'll be nothing but a positive addition around here. Good luck Homer!
...This year the Texas Rangers are going to be serving a two foot long hot dog that weighs one pound that anyone can buy if they don't mind parting with $26. I bet Bartolo Colon can't wait until the Athletics visit Texas.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:01 AM
Haha about Colon... but damn, he pitched a pretty good game the other day. True it was against a horrible offense, but nice game regardless.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:17 PM
...What the hell is Angry Birds ?
...There's an 83 year old New York woman who is suing Apple because she walked into the glass door at one of their Long Island stores. I don't care how old you are, these doors are not invisible and if you walk into them it is your own fault.
...It's safe to say that Matt Bush, the now former Rays pitcher, will never play for Tampa or any other professional team again after getting drunk, driving with a suspended license, hitting a motorcycle, running over the motorcyclist's head and leaving the scene of the accident. Now I want to see some lawyer defend this guy.
...This guy was a former number one draft pick who could throw the ball 97 to 99 miles an hour. He had a right arm that every team would love to have on their side. He had everything waiting for him. A major league career and all the fame that goes with it along with millions of dollars. There was no limit to what this guy could have done on the field. But he could not get past what the bottle had to offer him. There is no heavier burden than great potential.
...Did anyone notice how little press coverage this got? Had Matt Bush been a Yankee farmhand this story would have never left the front page of ESPN for at least a week.
...And somehow they would have found a way to blame Alex Rodriguez.
...Two billion dollars for the Los Angeles Dodgers?
...Jamie Moyer making the opening day roster for the Colorado Rockies is a great story. He deserved it with the way he pitched for them this spring. It is accounts like these that can only happen in baseball that make this game better than every sport out there.
...I read online the other day that the best tax friendly state for retirees is Alaska. Of course it is. Who the hell wants to live there? The people already in Alaska don't even want to be there. That state will do anything to get people to come there.
...If throwing touchdowns and winning games was as easy for Ryan Leaf as getting into trouble is that guy would be in the Hall of Fame by now.
...I don't know where I heard it but someone called Lady Gaga Lady Gag-Gag. Very appropriate.
...No way did I watch the two regular season games in Tokyo last week. My pillow would not let me go at that early hour.
...But I'll be wide awake this week when the rest of baseball begins again and I wish the Boston Red Sox nothing but success this year!
...By the way, April Fools.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:18 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:43 AM
I have not been on in a looooong time and I forgot how much I miss these posts. Great job Y4L.
Thank you, I really appreciate that.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:46 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:04 PM
Hey Y4L this thread has become required reading for me at lunch on Mondays at work. You've inspired me to do a version on my blog. I'm a Philly guy, but this proves that even occassionally we can get along.
Thank you jaxen, that was really a nice thing to say. I'm glad you like it. And just between you and I and everyone else that reads this, everything I say about Philadelphia in this thread is completely tongue-in-cheek. Any city that can produce a man like John Facenda is not bad.
Can you give me a link to your blog? I'd love to read it.
Have a good rest of the week!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:19 PM
...Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez is appealing his five game suspension for hitting former teammate Troy Tulowitzki with a pitch. Personally I think it's a good move on his part because with all the yelling that the Rockies caused because of this incident Jimenez was guilty even before he went off the mound to defend himself.
...This was the first week of baseball but already ESPN was talking about October predictions. I know every year they do the same thing but it really is annoying. I want to enjoy the return of baseball right now and not think about the end of the season. That comes fast enough all by itself.
...With David Robertson injuring his foot going down stairs, Joba Chamberlain hurting his ankle on a trampoline of all things, Michael Pineda starting the season on the DL because of tendinitis in his right shoulder and many other various injuries that the Yankees had this spring, it leaves me very little room for sympathy for the Red Sox for losing Andrew Bailey for three months.
...On the other hand even if none of this stuff would have happened to the Yankees, Andrew Bailey still would be the last thing on my mind. I liked him when he was in Oakland but now? No.
...Levi Johnston is going to be a father again at the age of 21. You can say one thing about this guy, he knows how to get around.
...I recently re-installed an old soccer game I have called Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and I am still blown away by the graphics and gameplay that Konami put into it and all the time I was playing this I could not help thinking what this company could do if they were allowed to make a baseball game.
...The more I mess around with my XP laptop that I have the more I realize I how much I miss Windows XP because that operating system was much more stable than Vista or Windows 7.
...Amazon must love me since I bought eight games in a span of three days.
...I had to laugh when I read about the dog who ate his owner's tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament. The poor guy had to induce vomiting to get the tickets back and then take photos of them to prove he did have them. Fortunately the people that run the Masters were very understanding and everything turned out well for him. I just hope the dog doesn't get it into her head to eat the guy's refund check next.
...The Cubs may be the Cubs but they know how to get the right guy to throw out the first pitch for their home opener when they picked Bill Murray.
...Somehow I think the New York Mets are going to survive very well without Jose Reyes.
...When I first read that Ozzie Guillen "loves Castro" I thought he meant Starlin Castro of the Cubs and not Fidel. And typical of anyone these days who says something and immediately regrets saying it, Guillen called a quick press conference to explain to all concerned that he didn't mean what he said and he's sorry. Ok, but why say it in the first place?
...Meanwhile, up at the Southside of Chicago they're all smiles because they know Guillen's not their problem anymore.
...If you ever wondered how you can get yourself into 6.7 million dollars of debt, ask Warren Sapp. He knows.
...The next movie I plan on seeing is American Reunion which could be the last installment of the American Pie movies. I saw a few previews of it and it looks pretty good. The first thing I'm going to look for when I go and see this is how much makeup they had to plaster on Tara Reid to make her look good for this. Stifler's Mom looks better than her.
...Amanda Bynes is the latest no talent actress to be arrested for DUI. She must have been tired of Lindsay Lohan getting all that attention.
...Charles Manson said that next week he may not even attend his latest parole hearing, probably because he's been denied so many times in the past. Makes sense. That guy has as much chance making parole as Bin Laden has getting a posthumous pardon from the United States.
...There's a kid in China who last year sold his kidney to buy an iPad2 and an iPhone and because of that, is now suffering from renal deficiency, which, according to that article is a very serious medical condition. How someone can willingly do this is beyond any understanding that I have and it isn't my objective here to make light of this, but if anyone ever tells you from now on that something that you have done is really stupid all you got to do is tell them is wait a second..I got a story to tell you about some Chinese kid.
...This week on April 12th marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. It's such a fascinating and tragic story. All those lives lost and all those lives that could have been saved. But leave it up to someone with an eye to his wallet to come up with this gimmick as they plan on setting sail and following the exact course of the doomed ship exactly 100 years later. If it were me, because I like to play it safe, I'd triple check if they had enough life jackets and rescue boats just in case there's some icebergs in the neighborhood looking for a fight.
...I don't know how true this is but I read last week that Russia is developing a gun that turns people into zombies by attacking the target's central nervous system. These guys will do anything to win at the Olympics, won't they?
...Tim Tebow will be giving a speech today in celebration of Easter Sunday at a church in central Texas. I don't know exactly what he's going to be talking about but it's sure to be long and half the people will be nodding off before he's through.
...By the way, Happy Easter Sunday to everyone here at Mvpmods!
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:53 PM
...Lou Piniella's doing a great job as commentator up in the YES broadcast booth. Now if they can just think of a way to get Michael Kay out of there.
...Thank you for Meredith Marakovits. She's much nicer to look at then Kim Jones ever was.
...Melissa Etheridge’s ex-partner is requesting a hike in the child custody payments she gets because she is "only" receiving $23,000 a month from her.. Personally if my wife ever had to give me $23,000 a month to live on I'd shut up about it and keep cashing the checks.
...Cheers for Terry Francona for telling the Red Sox to shove it when they invited him to take place in their centennial celebration of Fenway Park next week. This was nothing but a request by the Red Sox to make them look good in the papers and Francona, to his credit, saw right through it. He knows the Red Sox want him there that day as much as they want Bucky Dent to be there.
...Since I've never been a fan of Apple and how they operate, it was nice to see them being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice because they along with other major book publishers conspired to drive up e-book prices. You can always count on companies like Apple to delve into every opportunity that presents itself to screw the customer.
...The guy that stole the "Paternoville" sign at Penn State University back in February was caught last week at his home in Fairport, New York. That's about a ten minute drive from where I live. I had to laugh at this idiot. How was he going to explain it if people saw this sign, that he bought it on E-bay?
,,,And how about that guy who traveled to Nashville, Tennessee on a Greyhound bus and committed ten felonies in nine hours? From burning a business to the ground to tasering someone, carjacking a taxi driver at gunpoint, using stolen credit cards and robbing hotel guests at gun point, just to name some of his offenses. I guess he had just about enough country music as he could take and he was not about to take anymore.
...Last week during the Orioles home opener one of their fans ran out on the field for about a minute dressed up as Batman. After he was finally caught by Baltimore's finest he spent thirteen hours in jail and when he was released he found out he was banned for life from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With the way they have been playing in recent years maybe the Orioles did this guy a favor.
...I've always wondered, is there a difference between jam and jelly?
...When I was a kid I thought the only clothes Dean Martin owned was a tuxedo.
...Phil Hughes is just the latest in a long line of over rated Yankee prospects.
...The organizers of the 2012 London Olympic ceremonies recently contacted the manager of The Who, one of England's legendary rock bands to see if drummer Keith Moon would like to perform at the London Games. Great idea, but too late. Moon's been dead since 1978. Maybe they should check their invite list and be sure they didn't ask Michael Jackson to come and sing.
...Pamela Anderson owes over $500,000 in personal income taxes. I don't see this being a problem for her. All she's got to do is pose for Hugh Hefner again and just like that she'll be all square with Uncle Sam.
...Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are finally getting married after all these years. I suppose they just didn't have the time before because of all the kids they've been adopting.
...Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. You don't think there are some nervous people on that Memorial Cruise that they are having right now?
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