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Random Thoughts On A Sunday Morning Updated To 10 - 6

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- I still miss Y4L's PbP in the shout box. But I am glad to have him back at mvpmods! I wasn't sure where else I was going to get tea from!

I think I'm only going to serve tea on rare occasions now because the price of it went up. As for my PbP's of the Yankees, they'll be back once I can convince myself of watching them on TV again.

- Front Page Sports Baseball '98 had some of the most impressive physics and simulation aspects I've ever seen. Really too bad game play was awful!

Damn straight!! I mean WTF? That was true for every Front Page Sports Baseball game. Some things were impressive but at the same time it was hard to play because they did such a bad job.

- Cheerleaders in baseball? what do you think?

No and hell no. Not that I don't mind looking a some beautiful twenty-something blonde jumping up and down in a short skirt, but this does not belong in major league baseball. No room for it. Keep it in the NFL and in college.

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I know it's no longer the morning but:

...I'm so glad Yankee4Life is back. He's really the glue that keeps this site together! Welcome back Yankee!

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Nice "freaks and Geeks" Avatar B) That show is awesome!

Thanks bob! That show was awesome! Like every show I love, it gets cancelled. :cray: (Examples: Smith, Life With Bonnie, Arrested Development, Raines, Joan of Arcadia, etc.)

I'm pretty sure Same Weir was based on me.

P.S. We should totally start our own "Freaks and Geeks" Fan Club on here. Hahhaa!

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Thanks bob! That show was awesome! Like every show I love, it gets cancelled. :cray: (Examples: Smith, Life With Bonnie, Arrested Development, Raines, Joan of Arcadia, etc.)

I'm pretty sure Same Weir was based on me.

P.S. We should totally start our own "Freaks and Geeks" Fan Club on here. Hahhaa!

I got the DVD box set....so I still watch it every now and then. Still funny every time. Arrested Development was awesome too!

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Updated to 7-12

...If any of you guys want to experience what true boredom is like, visit Binghamton, New York once in your life. You won't be able to get out of there fast enough.

...When we got there, I thought we were going to have to stay longer because the serpentine belt in our car broke and we had to get a tow into Binghamton. Fortunately I have AAA Plus so I got free towing, but I still had to pay 85 dollars for a new belt. *&$**&(()

I have only been there to visit a buddy who goes to the university. There is not crap to do off campus in that city. The mall is lame and the downtown is a drag. Luckily when I have visited there has been a party on campus. However I was thoroughly bored when I looked for things to do in the day time in that city.

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...Wow, it's been a while.

...I had a second surgery today, not fun. Last year in soccer I got kicked in the face, which resulted in a bump developing...Got that removed around Christmas, but a smaller bump directly below my eye appeared a few days afterwords. Finally got that removed, and I have to say, it was a much better experience. They put me to sleep for a procedure that lasted like 10 minutes. It was great.

...Girls are crazy. I don't know how to describe it other than that..I was shooting for not letting a girl completely get ahold of my head for the summer like last year...and of course the exact opposite happens.

...I kinda wish I paid more attention to baseball. I haven't really at all this year. I thought the Home Run Derby was yesterday for some reason..? I barely know anything that's going on in the league, even about the Tigers, I know they're in first place and that's about it..

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Updated to 7-19

...This is my favorite part of Sunday morning where I wake up early to let the dogs out and then after that I can sit back and take it easy while the wife is still asleep. I just love the quiet.

...Sure as hell won't get any this week because she's on vacation for the whole week.

...I've been looking at the advantages of XM radio. If anyone has it, let me know how you like it.

...I'll tell you why I'm looking at XM radio. Since I am home I'd like to have the radio on while I am doing things around the house just to listen to something and the only radio show that is on every day in the afternoons is the Rush Limbaugh show and there's no way I'm going to listen to that idiot.

...Yesterday was old timers day at Yankee Stadium. No one does that event as well as the Yankees.

...And I still can't wait for the day when Jorge Posada joins that roster.

...I'm hoping for a strong second half for the Yankees but at the same time I am not forgetting how they started out last year right after the All-Star break. They won eight in a row and then that was that. They slumped for the rest of the year and didn't make the playoffs. Partly it was due to lack of pitching and partly it was due to the laziness of Robinson Cano, who I still dislike to this day.

...Here's hoping that Toronto demands every top prospect the Yankees or Red Sox have for Roy Halladay. Even better, here's hoping they don't trade him.

...Wouldn't it be funny if Soriano got traded at the trade deadline this year? That would do nothing but help the Cubs.

...I just love my Five-O season six DVD set. I'm already done with disc one. :)

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I had XM and if you listen to the radio enough then it is worth it. Personally I loved the 24 sports stations specific to the sport. However I just dont get to listen to the radio enough anymore.

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- The best man at my wedding, and my son's godfather was in town this weekend. "The Smoke For Moke" was a good drunk! And if you have never used a smoker to cook ribs you are truly missing out!

- Had the most interesting "interview" with a graphical artist that was applying for Sandbox Games this week. I won't say names but the applicant as soon as he found out it was shared ownership and not a salaried job immediately shut off his AIM and didn't turn it on for 24 hours without a word! Classy dude, glad my original instincts were right.

- you will notice there is no preview this week from Sandbox Games. The boys have requested doing it bi-weekly and I agreed to try it out. Also Hoop being drunk/hungover all weekend would have made a fine excuse ;)

- Am the only guy that really wonders why JP Riccardi has not been canned? Considering I doubt he will be re-signed by the team, would you really want him making the Halladay deal if it gets done? Personally I try to extend Halladay for another 5 years, but if you are going to trade him then you my as well put someone over the barrel!

- Wouldn't Soriano make a good DH with the ability to spell off your fielders from time to time? He may be lazy but he can still hit the ball a mile when he wants to hit.

- Rented the show 09 for the PS2 this week. Very good ball game, but not the holy grail that some people suggest it is. though I am told the PS3 version is better. Now all I need is a PS3! (I accept donations! :lol:)

- I watched the preview to NHL 10 last night on my Xbox 360 and other than board play I am seeing EA going back to just adding fluff. In fairness NHL 08 and NHL 09 were great games. Even if you are not a hardcore hockey fan I would suggest trying it out, the game is that much fun.

- I can't say enough about the community at MVPmods when it comes to feedback for the game. It seems everyday I log on and read another good idea that I would have never thought of!

- I really love just wandering aimlessly playing Fallout 3. Finding a new surprise every time I play is just great game design! I think I am going to have to start downloading the expansion packs!

- With any luck I should have a new animator on our team this week. Cross your fingers.

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I had XM and if you listen to the radio enough then it is worth it. Personally I loved the 24 sports stations specific to the sport. However I just dont get to listen to the radio enough anymore.

Thank you. That is what I am concerned about too, whether I will not listen to it enough. Maybe I'll just keep the radio off if there is no other options. I sure as hell could care less about that Limbaugh guy.

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Updated to 7-26

...Amazing isn't it? Here it's the 26th of July already and once again the month of July flies by. :(

...Now I'm getting a bit worried. The trade deadline is getting closer and closer and the Yankees haven't done anything yet. I am always concerned that they are going to get rid of too much in a trade.

...One of these years the Pirates are not going to make any trades at the trade deadline and they'll shock baseball fans everywhere.

...Stay Halladay, stay!

...Last year the Yankees started out after the All-Star break with an eight game winning streak. This year, same thing. As a Yankee fan I am hoping this is where history stops repeating itself.

...To be honest, I had little faith in yesterday's game because Andy Pettitte was on the mound and this year he's been terrible at Yankee Stadium. In fact, he's just terrible.

...Hall of Fame Day today. And that's one place that I do not want to be. Thousands and thousands of people coming together in that one little village? No thanks.

...Took a boat ride yesterday on the Erie Canal, something I've never done before. It was very nice taking the ride and listening to the history of the Canal. The only thing I didn't like about the ride was three little bastard kids who kept running up and down the boat making noise and disrupting people.

...Anyone who has not seen Public Enemies yet with Johnny Depp. It's about the story of John Dillinger and his bank robbing ways in the 1930's. I won't spoil anything about it except to say that it was worth going to.

...Every public preview from the Sandbox Games crew so far has looked great and it increases the anticipation for this game.

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- Heading out of town for the day

- My only question for the day is... Do you really let a GM who will not be back after this season make a trade that will affect your team for the next decade? (Riccardi and Halladay)

- Booze really helps keeping your energy up for recording thousands of names ;)

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- There is a little bit of hope in me that this maybe happen. (duke)

-If I could get MVPSavReader to run correctly it would be the best tool mod of all time.

- I told my wife she has a mullet after she cut her hair she has been down stairs ever since. (perhaps I should say these things more often ;) )

- Wish the Halladay nonsense would stop already. It's so back and fourth.

- The fact that the cards got Matt Holiday makes me cringe in our division.

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-Cannot wait to see Motörhead in St. Louis on Sept. 23 at the Pageant.

-My team is tied for first place right now, making the playoffs this year would make all the hours spent int he clubhouse well worth it, and a ring would be icing on the cake.

-Who moves to Montana?

-If I have to look at a gas grill anytime in the next 5 days I am going to lose it.

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Updated to 8-2

...Man was this a tough week! Worrying about the trade deadline and wondering if the Yankees were going to pull off another blockbuster trade by acquiring someone they didn't really need while mortgaging their farm system again. Thank the Lord this didn't happen this year.

...But at the same time, why Jerry Hairston, Jr? Where the hell did that come from?

...And the Yankees are playing bad once again. At least I know where the hell that came from. This team is a bunch of pretenders.

...Hey DJ, it's past the trading deadline. Who's your team now? Don't pick the Yankees, they'll drive you nuts.

...How about those Pirates? Too bad for them the trade deadline didn't extend another day or so. Then they would have had time to trade the rest of their farm system.

...Yesterday, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh hit three home runs in a 11-6 victory over Washington. Watch for this guy to be traded in the off season.

...Every GM in baseball was greedy during this trading period except of course when dealing with Theo Epstien of the Red Sox. Then they gave him what he wanted without a fight.

...Yeah Indians, I'm talking about you.

...Whatever happened to Ben Sheets?

...Still waiting for Matt Garza to be suspended for admitting he hit Mark Teixeira of the Yankees in a game last week.

...David Ortiz made news back in February saying that if a player gets caught doing steroids he should be banned for a year. Now, he should eat his own words and ask for an indefinite leave of absence.

...The smartest thing pitchers can do right now when facing Matt Holliday of St. Louis is to walk him.

...Thirty years today for Thurman Munson. :(

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...How about those Pirates? Too bad for them the trade deadline didn't extend another day or so. Then they would have had time to trade the rest of their farm system.

You tend to exagerrate. *grin*

They did trade away pretty much every 'veteran'. Strange thing about PIT ... they're 28-19 at home.

...Yesterday, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh hit three home runs in a 11-6 victory over Washington. Watch for this guy to be traded in the off season.

... or test positive. j/k If it were any other franchise, I'd say "these guys might be worth watching in 2-3 years" ... but they're the Pirates they'll come up with a new way to screw it up and extend their streak of "losing seasons" to 17-18, whtever it will be by then.

...Yeah Indians, I'm talking about you.

The Tribe essentially doubled the number of top 100 prospects in their farm system with the trades they made. I guess that's what you do when you're rebuilding. The A's did the same thing last year, acumulating 11 of the top 100.

IMO, the 'Fall of Carmona' and Hafner's decreased production via injury started this whole process. If Carmona and Lee are a solid 1-2 and Hafner is hitting like he did, Cleveland is right back near the top of the division.

...Whatever happened to Ben Sheets?

Season ending surgery. The doctor supervising his surgery/recovery is the team doctor for the Texas Rangers, causing some to think that he'll sign with Texas whe he's ready to pitch.

...Still waiting for Matt Garza to be suspended for admitting he hit Mark Teixeira of the Yankees in a game last week.

He was fined. I don't agree with the suspension for retaliation, while nothing happens to the guy that started it. IMO, that's a way to develop horseshit tactics, where one team gets a free shot and the other get in trouble when they return the favor.

Don't want your guys thrown at? Don't throw at the other teams players. 'Baseball sense' ... players generally have a decent idea of when a player is intentionally drilled.

...David Ortiz made news back in February saying that if a player gets caught doing steroids he should be banned for a year. Now, he should eat his own words and ask for an indefinite leave of absence.

Naw, he'll be like the Olympic track star a while back that said it must have been "something in his toothpaste".

...The smartest thing pitchers can do right now when facing Matt Holliday of St. Louis is to walk him.

It is nice not to have a 1-man offense anymore. MH is playing for a contract and I hope StL is the one that gives it to him.

In 2000, StL got Will Clark and he had the same effect ... and then retired.

51 games, .345-12-42.

Stupid New York 'Meths' ruined a World Series showdown between the the two franchises with the most titles (NYY-StL). I was looking forward to that, Subway Series ... not so much.

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- Sunday or Monday whatever, I was drinking from Friday to Sunday as it was my wife's birthday.

- I'll give the Jays credit. They didn't get the offer they wanted and they stuck to their guns.

- We made some progress with the graphics engine! still a long way from showing that off but I was excited to see the recent updates!

- Wife and son are out of town till Thursday. Man the house is quiet. good for recording!

- My wife got the country add on disc for Rock Band 2. At least she didn't make me sing Shania Twain.

- I really have to give Sony credit. The Show 09 for the PS2 is a very solid game. I've enjoyed Road to the Show mode, as for me it's a different way to play the game. I'm hoping we can have something like that in our game.

- NHL 10 showed off a new feature... Be a GM mode... Wow really? that's the best you could come up with? At least they are working off a very good game this time around rather than adding a useless mode to a bad game.

- I could be the single worst player at Gears of War on the planet. 3rd person shooters and Hoop is a terrible combination.

- Patsen is on a much deserved vacation. The upside to that is the rest of us can focus on some of the little things we need to do as opposed to waiting to see the next innovation he comes up with.

- 3 days of recording ahead of me (sounds like fun ;) )

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Updated to 8-9

...The movie Funny People is one of the top movies across the country right now and I'm amazed as to why that is. It wasn't that good of a movie and it really wasn't that funny at all. Not even my wife, who is a huge Adam Sandler fan, thought it was that great.

...Why the secrecy of who claimed Alex Rios?

...Yankee fans should be very happy about how this current series with you-know-who is going, but it's still just a series in early August and there are a lot of games to be played.

...Former Blue Jay Josh Towers didn't have a long stay with the Yankees yesterday. He took a taxi to the ballpark and he should have told the driver to wait. He's already gone.

...The Red Sox had their "Futures at Fenway" game at their ballpark yesterday. It's a game where one of their minor league affiliates play at Fenway Park for a day and there are reduced ticket prices to attend the game. The Red Sox have been doing this for a few years now and it is probably one of the best ideas in all of baseball.

...Did David Ortiz do steroids or not? What do I know and most importantly, what does it matter? All I care about with this guy is that the Yankees get him out.

...One thing you do have to realize about Ortiz is that he is going to have a lot of people on his side for this just because of the kind of person he is. He does not have a Barry Bonds personality, that is to say he's not a jerk. He doesn't have the attitude of Roger Clemens, who wasn't that well liked even before his steroid problems. Like him or hate him, this guy is well liked by his fanbase because of the kind of person he is off the field.

...Women and beer. Bad combination. Just ask these two female Cardinal fans. They had too much Budweiser and then they pushed an old Busch Stadium usher out of his wheelchair. Maybe the Cardinals should stop beer sales after the second inning from now on or just ban these two from the ballpark for the next 50 or 60 years.

...Went to my first baseball game of the year one week ago today. Saw the AAA team of the Philadelphia Phillies play, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Former Blue Jay Gustavo Chacin pitched for them and did pretty well. The Red Wings won it on the Iron Pigs bullpen in the bottom of the ninth.

...For some reason, the National Anthem sounds better in person when you are at a ballgame. And of course, the hot dogs taste better too. I'll vouch for that. Twice. :lol:

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- Slow week in the Sandbox Games world. Got some recording done which is a good thing.

- I can't get enough of the Phoenix Coyotes saga.

- I have never gotten a good answer to this question it's hockey related but it bugs me. Why would the city of Winnipeg build a beautiful new arena with the back thought of getting an NHL team back, and only have the capacity max out at 15,000, when you need at least 18,000?

- My boy is developing an arm which makes daddy proud. Last night we had a friend over for dinner, and mommy flung a pea at daddy (perhaps daddy made a smart **** comment) of course my son thought that was funny, and hucked some bread at our guest catching him right between the eyes! Left handed with accuracy daddy is thinking he's a pitcher :D

- Got an original xbox the other day by trading in one game. Hopefully my boy leaves daddy's 360 alone now ;)

- Fight Night Round 4 is very well done. A little more sim than the old ones but I think it is solid.

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I didn't get out of bed until 4pm, so it's still Sunday to me. :lol: Not done this in a while.

Very glad to see a sweep of the Red Sox this weekend. On Thursday night, I said I'd be happy with a 2-game split, so a 4-game sweep is very good territory to be in - 6.5 ahead of the Sox in the East when only a few weeks ago people were starting to say "The Yanks are a cinch for the playoffs - in the wildcard", a demoralised Red Sox squad leaving New York, A-Rod seeming to have his power stroke back again after a 66-game drought, and the starters coming around very well. The fifth spot is still a huge question mark, but if we can win 4 of every 5 games we play for the rest of the season, I'm sure any Yankees fan will take that.

I never realised at the time what a blessing getting made redundant from Dell would be. I offered to take it before it was even offered as I wasn't happy in the job any more and was looking for new things anyway, but since I finished on June 18th, almost everything has went to plan, and I'm happier on a daily basis than I have ben in years. I've moved into my own flat, gained quite a lot of independence, started working out again, going for runs in the mornings when I'm up late for no reason, spending more free time with friends and getting things done, been on a last-minute-arranged holiday, made more money in a month and a half than I have in a year fixing PCs, and can live to my own schedule again. If I want to stay up until 7am to watch the Yankees game, I can. No more 2 inning games, then catching up at work the next day. I might even start playing ball again.

...speaking of which, I pitched again for the first time in at least a year or so yesterday, and it went very well, considering the conditions. Just really a mess-around in the park with a few friends and some kids (which meant it was baseball one minute, then slow-pitch softball with a tennis ball and tennis racquet the next), but I got in about 60 real pitches on flat ground. Not only that, but the shoulder is feeling great, as it had started hurting last week while playing catch for some reason. Just regular "day-after-throwing" pain today. Played the outfield for the first time in years too. Toward the end, we ended up with 6 fielders and a pitcher on each team, a set of chairs or me, regardless of the team batting, as the catcher, and 5 bases. No idea what happened there.

Did get plunked once in the back of the calf while taking some BP, though. 3rd pitch from a guy who's never played before. Could be a lot worse, no pain at all due to the location.

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Yep, those lines are the marks from the stitching on the ball.

For the record, the BIOS on Gateway systems sucks. No way to change the HDD mode to ATA or AHCI, thus, when attempting to install XP, if your CD doesn't have the drivers on it and it's a new laptop, hence, no floppy drive, you're SOL. "Setup did not find any hard disk installed in your computer". Thank you once again, Bill Gates. I hope you die a slow, painful death.

Found this site yesterday - it's a site you can go on to and type in seemingly anything for the world to see, sort of like a huge, ASCII-based shoutbox like we have here, but with no names. I started an MVPMods one yesterday, located here.

Also mentioned in the "Cool links" thread, Youtuberepeat.com is pretty cool.

Still cannot find a copy disk 1 of 100 Years of the New York Yankees. Got disk 2, which is great, but would be nice to complete the collection.

For the record, Glasgow City Council and its employees, as well as, to a slightly, but only very slightly, lesser extent, Glasgow City Council's Housing Benefit department, are all *****. Pure, unadulterated, "we sent you the right form with the wrong information and you filled it out wrongly because you ticked an option that's no longer available because we sent out an old form that needs updated but hasn't been updated yet and we didn't let you know that, so you messed up", "give us a reason why you require your benefits to be back-dated because moving across the city with no car, a house full of stuff and no access to non-public transportation isn't good enough", "we don't have a telephone number that you can call without paying exorbitant call charges and getting a terrible attitude from the socially retarded more-like-an-ape-but-passes-for-human-because-calling-them-an-ape-would-be-insulting-to-primates" *****. Hmm. Yes.

The more I look around, the more I wonder how in the hell I managed to fit all this stuff that I have in one room in my old house. It's crazy.

I love the fact that when I first moved in, I was barely getting 4Mb, but now that the line is being trained, it goes up every time the link is activating, so I'm now just over 6Mb, and my upstream is twice what it was at my old house, which is very nice for seeding.

One of my customers sent me a text today, asking which was better - his Toshiba Equim laptop, or his Acer laptop. No specs, no model numbers, nothing. Just as well I've used them both in the past, otherwise I'd have no idea. :lol:

Still can't find a way to get Paint Shop Pro 8 working on XP 64-bit. Pain in the ***.

And finally, the sun is starting to change the black over the hills to a shady blue, so sunrise approaches at 5:23am in Glasgow. With that said, I'll wrap it up.

Have a good week, gents.

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...Women and beer. Bad combination. Just ask these two female Cardinal fans. They had too much Budweiser and then they pushed an old Busch Stadium usher out of his wheelchair. Maybe the Cardinals should stop beer sales after the second inning from now on or just ban these two from the ballpark for the next 50 or 60 years.

At least one of them is from Fenton.

Don't judge St. Louisans on people from one of our most White Trashy areas. It's so far down there it barely counts as a suburb of STL at all.

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At least one of them is from Fenton.

Don't judge St. Louisans on people from one of our most White Trashy areas. It's so far down there it barely counts as a suburb of STL at all.

Never heard of Fenton before and I don't even know where it is.

But I didn't judge the entire city on the actions of two drunken pigs.

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8-16

- Watching my 2 year old trying to play classics like pac-man, dig dug, and excitebike is just awesome.

- My best man from my wedding moved back to town Thursday. He is also a graphics animator ;)

- Short one today as my child is a little hyper. I'm guessing thats what Pac-man does to you.

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