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Random Thoughts On A Sunday Morning Updated To 12-22

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- The excuses for Sabathia have to end now. He hasn't been good at all.

- Teixera's looking terrible out there. Back in 2002 Jason Giambi's .280 batting average in april was considered a slow start in epic proportions. What's with these new Yankee players and their predictable meltdowns?

- At least the Mets are more pathetic... Not that I hate the Mets, but it stops their stupid fanbase from ripping the Yankees as bad.

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Updated to 5-3

...I think the idea by Hoop27 and the rest of those guys who want to make their own baseball game really is not a bad one. Sure, it might be tough but I don't bet against anyone here or root against them. If they think they can do this, so do I.

...I finished that Crazy 08 book that I got last week. What a book. I found out a lot of things that I never knew before about baseball. Here's just two. I learned that that Pirates had a very good shot of signing Walter Johnson before the Senators did and that if they would have increased the offer to purchase Napolean Lajoie, he would have been a Pirate also. The thought of a Honus Wagner and Napolean Lajoie infield would have been something.

...These are the kind of sports books I love. Baseball ones and at the same time you learn something about the game. I don't like the kind of books like that new Alex Rodriguez one that's on it's way. It's not baseball, it's more like a National Enquirer type of book filled with allegations and he said-she said material.

...Friday night I had to go to the movies. It was her choice. I got roped into seeing Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. It was ok, and by that I mean I've seen worse, but the one I'm really waiting for is the sequel to Night of the Museum.

...One thing I noticed after that movie was done that Jennifer Garner has a face like a collie.

...One other one that I've got to see is Angels and Demons and that's going to be released on May 15. You can check out trailers for it on this website here.

...Did the Yankees beat the Angels two in a row or did I read that wrong? I know they blew it last night. That was more like it.

...And it sure would be a good idea if Sabathia and Teixeira would start to show up. Like right around now.

...One question. If Wang was hurt like this with his hip for quite some time now like I read, why couldn't they tell during spring training?

...For those of you who are still on the fence about getting 2K9 for the PC all I can tell you is to go to youtube and type in MLB 2K9 and just look at the videos that have been posted.

...Glad to see In Plain Sight come back for a second season. That's quickly become one of my favorites.

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Updated to 5-10

...Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you all have a nice and relaxing day like you all deserve. and thank you for everything.

...I am not a fan of his and never will be, but I was not happy to learn of Manny Ramirez' fifty game suspension for use of performance enhancing drugs.

...Although if someone like Albert Pujols gets caught next, that would be hilarious. Only because he's been denying it all this time and that I don't give a damn about him.

...Nice to see Alex Rodriguez come back. If the Yankees do anything this year they obviously will need him. And by the way, nice move by the Orioles to sell those foam syringe needles with "A-Roid" written on them. It's just another reason of many for me not to care about or compliment any other team in baseball besides my own. Just makes me wonder what the uneducated rabble in one certain city that ends with OSTON is going to do next month when the Yankees have to play there.

...Save your complaints about the previous two statements here. I don't care.

...I will continue to wear my Yankee hat with pride wherever I go around town even if it appears that they are looking like the worst team in baseball.

...I just want them to get back on top again, not for me or my own satisfaction, but for the pride that is associated with that team.

...Just watching them play over the past few years has taken away what little patience I have with them.

...We all know what the problem is but still nothing is done about it. They have pitchers who can not throw strikes, who are more comfortable pitching behind the count, are not aggressive enough, who do not protect their hitters and accept losing with an easy and carefree attitude.

...I wish I could not care what this team does, but I can't. But what I can do is not waste my evenings watching this dark comedy anymore. I got better things to do with my life.

...Good to see fruit basket Zach Grienke lose last night but he didn't get lit up in the process. This is a guy I'd even like to see the Red Sox light up.

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Happy Mothers Day to all.

I see A-Rod is back...does anyone outside of Yankee fans even give a crap about this guy anymore? He's a steroid user like the rest of 'em, and classless to boot. This guy can bash as many homers as he wants, but until he produces in October, then the guy is a waste.

CC finally pitches a good game for the Yanks, then they go out and lose again the next day....to bad for them, but great for the Jays!

Funny, but I find myself quickly enjoying the Red Sox more and more. Before I get jumped all over, I am a die-hard Jays fan, but as long as the Yanks don't win, I'm happy. Spend all the money you want, your still 5.5 games out of first, and looking like a LOST team.

I have zero expectations for my Jays this year, but I will say that I am happy with how the season has gone so far. I cannot imagine what they would be doing, if their pitching staff wasn't mostly hurt. Amazing. Thanks, Cito.

Tampa is looking like the Tampa of old, which helps. Having Baltimore playing like a last place time, is great too. The East is wide open this year, and I think the Wild Card is at least attainable for the Jays. Maybe even the division.

To bad to hear about Fat Manny, no one is safe from speculation now.

Lost season finale this week. Nice.

Star Trek was amazing. Thanks, J.J. Great job!

Wolverine blew chunks.

Let's go Canada. Gold today!

Bye. Bye. Bruins.....Choke.

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I wanna wish everyone's wifes and mothers a Happy Mothers Day.

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Updated to 5-17

...It's now official after all this time. Beginning June 1st we all will need passports to go to Canada or Mexico because of course none of us can be trusted. Traveling will be down. One passport costs over 100 dollars and it takes four to six weeks to process. There goes any plans of seeing the Yankees at the Skydome. Thanks a lot you *&*&*(#$ Arabs.

...It is a guarantee in life that the first day you go out with a new pair of shoes on that it is going to rain.

...What the heck is Twitter? Whatever it is, they couldn't have thought of a better name?

...One day last week I was watching some Yankee World Series highlights on the MLB Network (yes, sometimes they actually show stuff that is not Red Sox related) and it was nice reliving all those wonderful moments from the Championship years again. But after it was done it really made me kind of depressed because I realized those days were done and that we were now stuck with this current team.

...Grateful for people like Nick Swisher in the world. At least he shows he cares.

...Kim Jones of all people has a great blog on the YES Network homepage. And speaking of that website, the post game plus feature they have on there is everything a Yankee fan needs.

...Edwar Ramirez needs to be given a sandwich and then right after that, his outright release.

...What's the over and under that Brett Favre comes back again and does anyone care except for Brett Favre?

...What is it with pitchers throwing at Ian Kinsler of the Rangers?

...Let's go Orlando Magic. Those people in that city have had it their way much too long now. Beat the snot out of them.

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...What's the over and under that Brett Favre comes back again and does anyone care except for Brett Favre?

...Let's go Orlando Magic. Those people in that city have had it their way much too long now. Beat the snot out of them.

Point #1... I care. If he goes to the Vikings, it makes one less team the Bears have to worry about, because he sucks now.

Point#2... Coming from a New York fan, I have to laugh...

:)

(Though I have to admit, I am about as sick of the Boston teams as I am the New York teams at this point)

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Point#2... Coming from a New York fan, I have to laugh...

:)

(Though I have to admit, I am about as sick of the Boston teams as I am the New York teams at this point)

Yeah, well ok. :lol:

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-- When i see the Blue Jays play I can't help but think about '92 bringing Cito back last year was Major

-- I think the Rays basked a little too much in the glory of winning the AL last year, sometimes I think someone should tell them "Hey, you know there's a team a few hours drive down south that has two World Series Rings already

--Taliking about that "down south" team sometimes I can't help but wonder if the Marlins had the type of fan support the Rays have what the possibilities could be

--It wouldn't be right not to say somethng about the Yankees in this this post so here it goes, its been a ruff start for them but let's consider a few things:

(1) They are only 4 and a half games out of first;

(2) they are on a 4 game win streak;

(3) The Texeria you saw yesterday is a guy who's finally settling in expect big things;

(4) "A-rod is Amazing", I think his walk up song is fitting

(5) Some say Jeter's lost a step, I say "he's still Derek Jeter";

(6) While the pitching rotation is still a work in progress, they are only a Free agent away;

(7) it ain't about how you start, its about how you finish . . . can you say "1977"

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(7) it ain't about how you start, its about how you finish . . . can you say "1977"

1978, but I do see your point here. Thank you.

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Updated to 5-24

...A very early morning update to this thread this time. I was watching a movie on the Sci-Fi channel last night called Lake Placid 2 and before I go on I have to admit that these are not the kind of movies I watch at all. In fact I can't stand scary movies. They have a habit of giving me nightmares about the movie. Which is why I am up right now. :)

....On Friday night I went to see Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. I was waiting for this one to come out for quite some time after I originally saw the previews months ago and I wasn't disappointed. I'd see it again and I think if you liked the first one, you will like this one. Also, after watching this movie it did not affect my sleep one bit. :lol:

...The girl that played Amelia Earhart in the movie, Amy Adams, has a very nice..um, smile.

...Notice to all Will Farrell haters: The guy who thinks of himself as an actor and a comedian is coming out with yet another movie. This one's called The Land of the Lost. The thing about this guy is that he can't act and he isn't funny at all, but yet he keeps making movies.

...Nice to see the chat function get re-introduced on the website. To access it, just check out the top of the home page of the site and click on "chat." See you in there sometime.

...The wonderful thing about this website is that we keep getting new people that join up that quickly become important members of the site just by their presence here daily. Guys like rroy and Wicked come to mind right away. Of course right now I'm forgetting others and forgive me for that. It's 4:30 am and did not expect to be up at this time.

...Well, at least we got the team right Dept: Yesterday during the Phillie-Yankee game on SUX, I mean FOX, John Mayberry Jr of the Phillies hit his first home run of his major league career. FOX immediately zoomed in on what they thought was his father, former player John Mayberry, in the stands as he was wearing a Phillie hat and was clapping and cheering. The problem was, this wasn't John Mayberry. It was just a fan who just happened to be cheering on his Phillies. At least FOX admitted their mistake but not before Tim McCarver gave a detailed explanation as to why it could have been John Mayberry.

...What I like most about this current streak the Yankees are on is that everyone is helping. They're pitching well, fielding well and getting timely hitting. And it isn't just one guy who is relied on. That's what is most important. This is also something that I did not see at all in 2008.

...Because you know when Jose Veras gets credit for a win, things are going your way.

...Everyone enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. And remember when you are enjoying your hot dog today and watching a game, reflect on what this day actually stands for.

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Updated to 5-31

...Twice a year we go to the Waterloo outlet Mall to do some shopping and yesterday morning was our first time this year. I should correct this. She does the shopping while I wait outside and sit and wish I was someplace else.

...Not that I was alone. There's benches all over that mall and every one of them were taken up by some guy who was doing the same thing I was, being bored and trying not to show it.

...Towards the end of it, I was so tired I couldn't even do the required girl watching. :(

...I tried the Pepsi Throwback drink the other day. It's not bad and you can tell that their is a difference.

...Next year Mindy McCready will be on a reality TV show called Celebrity rehab. No word as of yet if Roger Clemens will make a guest appearance.

...Gas prices once again are on the rise and just in time for summer too! Don't tell me that this isn't planned.

...Do those midges and mosquitoes only show up in Cleveland when the Yankees are there?

...If those midges need something to do, go and bother Jose Veras.

...It's just nice to see this ballclub playing as good as they should. They're not making excuses, they are just going out and playing the game right.

...Yeah, Zach Grienke had a great month of May (and it still isn't over because he's pitching today) but let's see how he does in June. There's no way he's this good.

...Highly touted catching prospect Matt Wieters is up with the Orioles now. It's unclear as of now if he's had any time to perform miracles yet.

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Updated to 6-7

...The biggest piece of news for me came late last night with the announcement that Total Classics Phase 10 was released to the public. I am downloading it as I write up this week's random thoughts, and it's safe to say I already love this update. MVP Baseball is great and Total Classics makes it even better. Thank you Jim825 and everyone else involved.

...Not to forget that another season mod was released this week too, the anticipated Mvp 09 mod made exclusively for Mvp Baseball 2004. You can get the mod right here and as a reminder, you must be a member of Eamods to download it. As if we didn't have enough mods to play, now we have two more. :)

...Saw this link while reading the shoutbox yesterday. I never knew about this baseball site until yesterday. For anyone who loves baseball history you are going to enjoy this site.

...Sarah Palin was in my area today. The Alaska windbag went to Auburn, NY because some guy who was from Auburn named William Seward negotiated the deal to buy Alaska from Russia back in 1867. So she went there as a political ploy. I did not attend.

...Notice once again that the Yankees have to go to Boston to play three more games there? So that means after the first eight games played between these two teams, six of them will be played in Boston. Don't tell me the schedule isn't fixed.

...But now that we are playing better baseball, let's hope for some better results because there is a lot of payback to be given, starting with laughing boy Ellsbury.

...Let's see..three games, about 4 1/2 hours apiece...should take between 13.5 to 14 hours to play. I'll never make it. The Red Sox are well known to drag out games, but this is ridiculous.

...Anyone ever take a good look at Reed Johnson of the Cubs? The guy looks like Kevin Youkilis' brother.

...What's with Mariano and the Rays all of a sudden?

...David Wells is doing a pretty good job with his TBS job.

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Updated to 6-7

...The biggest piece of news for me came late last night with the announcement that Total Classics Phase 10 was released to the public. I am downloading it as I write up this week's random thoughts, and it's safe to say I already love this update. MVP Baseball is great and Total Classics makes it even better. Thank you Jim825 and everyone else involved.

Awesome. Gonna check this out. Thanks Jim

...Saw this link while reading the shoutbox yesterday. I never knew about this baseball site until yesterday. For anyone who loves baseball history you are going to enjoy this site.

LOVE me some baseball history. Gonna check this out to. Already saved to my bookmarks.

...Notice once again that the Yankees have to go to Boston to play three more games there? So that means after the first eight games played between these two teams, six of them will be played in Boston. Don't tell me the schedule isn't fixed.

Yup, fixed in the Yankees favor. Now, as things are tight between the Sox and Yankees, the Yankees will have all the home games down the stretch. You know, when it will help most in a tight division race. ;)

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- I now truly believe that we can make a game and the odds of this getting finished imo have gone from 0.001% to 20% A lot of things still have to go right, but for the most part we have been very fortunate.

- How good are the graphics guys doing the logos? I can't wait till they get to uniforms.

- Patsen is a freaking physics genius! Every time I talk to him about the game I'm blown away and confused by all the math talk at the same time! :)

- The Baker Bowl had tin in the RF wall? hmm learn something new everyday!

- The Detroit Pittsburgh Stanley Cup Final has been as good as advertised, and it shows why home ice is so important in the playoffs especially when the home team gets the last line change. I fully suspect the Pens to win game 6 to set up a one game showdown for Lord Stanley's drinking mug.

- Serious week of audio recording for myself this week, as I try to get a few thousand more names done. TrumpeteerNYR really has been a great help taking the audio lead and setting everything up so that our PbP could be the deepest of any game. Not to mention modable if we do it right!

- Yesterday it snowed, sleeted, hailed, rained and had sunny patches up to 60 degrees! There is a phrase here that rings true. "If you dont like the weather here, wait five minutes!"

- AngryRat made a very nice 3D stadium for testing, he has a ton of modeling skills.

- I hate Stuart Little. My 2 year old has gotten into the watch the same movie for a week straight phase.

- And a big thank you to MVPmods for letting us preview and talk about this project!

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Updated to 6-14

...This partly has something to do with the three game fiasco the Yankees just finished in Boston, but I will not be watching any of their games probably for the rest of the month. It's getting to be just a little too much watching the true colors of this team reveal itself again.

...Part of their problem is holding on to guys that helped them win in the 90's.Andy Pettitte needs to be shown the door. And fast. Jorge Posada needs to do the same.Thanks both of you for all you did, but my calendar on the wall says 2009 and not 1999.

...I believe that Chien-Ming Wang deserves another start. But only one more. Then if he screws up, take him in the bullpen when no one is there and break his leg.

...And the next time a Yankee reliever comes in the game and walks the first batter I'm going to break something.

...Some people from Accu-Weather.com recently did a study in the new Yankee Stadium and came away with the finding that there is no jet stream in right field that is causing all those home runs. Of course there isn't. It's caused by all the bad pitching by the home team.

...I'm someone who was around when Thurman Munson was the captain of the team and I'm telling you right now that Jeter is a terrible captain. Munson would get in your face if anyone ran the bases like Nick Swisher did in Boston. Munson would tell A-Rod to get his God damn head in the game and start hitting and a Munson lead team would never have lost to the Red Sox eight straight games. NEVER.

...Did anyone read about the way the Indians are trying to combat the seagull problem at Jacobs Field? They're going to set off fireworks between innings to scare them away. The Indians are doing everything they can to get rid of them and the Red Sox are doing all they can to bring them to Boston the next time the Yankees visit.

...Favoritism 101: Brad Penny hits Alex Rodriguez in the back and receives no fine. AJ Burnett doesn't hit the batter and is fined six games. Guess which pitcher is the Red Sox player?

...Favoritism 101, Part II: The fine levied on Jonathan Paplebon for "slow play" (taking too long to make his first pitch when he comes into the game) was only for $1,000. That a way to stick it to him MLB! Paplebon probably walks around with thousand dollar bills in his wallet. What a way to get your point across. And that brings me to..

...The average Red Sox game this year lasts three hours and three minutes which proves they are doing all they can to stall and bore the hell out you.

...Wrigleyville33 (who is probably one of the funniest guys on this site by the way) brought this to my attention the other day that the hi-res trick that you can do at CBS Sportsline is not working now. I was pretty worried about that until I remembered that for some reason they seem to do this every so often because this happened last year too.

...A big thanks to redsox (<--see how that team haunts me?) for making throwback uniforms. If they all look as good as the early 1970's Expos then this will be one of the hottest downloads of the summer.

...How screwed up is this? The 88 year old nutcase who shot a security guard at the Holocaust Museum will live to face charges while the guy he killed leaves behind a family.

...Anyone see Land of the Lost yet? How bad did Will Ferrell ham it up?

...Welcome back Burn Notice and In Plain Sight.I missed you.

...And Royal Pains looks like another good one on the USA Network.

...Well, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. And I'm here to say who gives a *&%^? Like it actually made a blip on the radar. And the Los Angeles Lakers are a game away from winning the NBA championship. More exciting news. Hoo-boy.

...If anyone wants to see MVP baseball at it's best, follow any of the dynasties that are currently going on in here. Your best bets are JoeRudi (the king of dynasty presentations)and rookie_rick.

...June 14th is flag day for those interested.

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Wow, I've almost forgotten about this site... that's about it.

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- Congrats to the Penguins for winning the Stanley Cup. That was one of the best finals in recent memory, if you watched the series and weren't enthralled you don't like sports.

- I fully expect to hear the Sidney Crosby apology for the hand shake fiasco this week. I don't think he meant to offend but as captain you have to led your team through that. It won't happen again. (unlike some certain NBA star)

- Wrigleyville woke up and has started hammering off some beautiful graphics that i can't wait to show off.

- Get your entries in to the make the logo contest, I think the beta tester spot that we give away will be well worth it from what I have seen so far!

- I would personally like to see a few more people post in our "what do you want in your perfect baseball game?" thread. We listen to the input! Can't say that for some other developers.

- Still looking for another programmer to help speed up the process of transitioning to 3D. If you know some C++ you could be a great asset!

- Id rather watch the Yankees games on the shoutbox, rather than watching them on TV. The commentary here is great ;)

- Logo's are almost complete which means we will get to move on to uniforms soon.

- I hate the MLB Newsbots. Make them disappear. If I want MLB news I'll go to tsn.ca or espn.com

- www.sandbox-games.com has had over 28,000 hits in the first 6 weeks of existence. Thank you to all for building that number!

- Tossing around the idea of selling naming/advertising rights on the default stadiums to help raise money for advertising and distribution. I have a feeling we may have to give away one stadium which would be called mvpmods.com field or something.

- Create a Stadium in game may not be impossible! Long way off but it may be possible.

- Did i mention that Patsen29 is a freaking genius?

- PbP recording is going slowly but surely. When we finish with our master lists we will make sure to fire up a name request thread to make sure that your name will be in the game!

- I am getting way too old for shooter night house parties :D

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quick addition - thank god for nap time!

- Sunday evening in Calgary which means baseball tonight for Hoop. Meaning Snow, sleet, hail, gale force winds, or frogs. something new every week.

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Updated to 6-21

...The funniest thing that I read about this week was when the Cubs got their Gatorade machine removed from their dugout. Doesn't it seem to you that they are really going to miss having this small luxury when July and August get here?

...Alfonso Soriano, after finding out the Gatorade machine was taken away, wanted to know if one can be put in left field so he could grab a drink at any time.

...The gutsy play of the year has to go to Toronto's Marco Scutaro. In a recent game against the Phillies, Scutaro was walked and then immediately stole second base as the base was not covered by the Phillie shortstop or second baseman because they were too busy shining their World Series rings. It was a good hustle play that I have never seen happen before and you can view that play right here. Just look for the video highlight called Scutaro's sneaky steal.

...I have not watched a Yankee game all week and I haven't missed a thing because honestly I can't stand looking at those guys anymore.

...Alex Rodriguez is not the only guy who needs to be benched for two or more games. Start with the captain and then move to the outfield. In fact the entire team needs a reality check.

...Once again, I have never seen a team that is supposed to be such a great hitting team constantly go through phases of not hitting at all. All it proves to me is that this is a sorry, overrated bunch of losers.

...Memo to Joba Chamberlain: Throw strikes you SOB.

...One thing I've noticed while I have been on this website is that I can put down, complain about, scream at, yell at and insult the Yankees all I want...and no one says boo. No one complains about it, no one gets mad at me, no one tells me I'm wrong. But God forbid let me say one thing that is not praiseworthy of the Boston Red Sox in here, I am going to hear it just like I had to when I had the nerve to complain about their own Kevin Youkilis being in first place in the All-Star voting. All of a sudden it's a different story.

...The President of the United States killed a fly this week during an interview and PETA actually got upset about it and made a big deal out of it. Can you believe it? Now a fly has rights too? PETA's going to go nuts this summer because people all across the country are going to be killing flies when they are having cookouts or on picnics or when they get in people's homes. In times like this I'd love to have one of the public officials tell these people to go shove it up their ass.

...My sure cure for making any bad day that I have a good one is watching an episode of Quantum Leap.

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Well I dont think this closer roll is working to well for Ryan Madson, I mean on a 1 ball 2 strike count to Brain Roberts last night, Madson just decides to throw him a fastball dead down the middle and Roberts did not miss it. So a 5-3 lead in the 9th turned out to be a 6-5 loss. Way to go boys.

I for am glad to see the Iranian people stand up for something and defie the Ayatollah. Good for them.

I am waiting on Batman Arkham Asylum, the game looks to be a batman game like no other.

Well I been lifting weights for like 3 months now and this week I started doing Cardio. My plan was to try and loss some weight so I'de be leaner. I was 198 lbs. when I started lifting and I lost 11lbs. in these three months. Iplan on trying to get to 180 lbs. and hopefully the cardio, eating protien, veggies and fruit along with the lifting will get me to my goal.

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Updated to 6-28

...Happy 35th birthday Derek Jeter, two days ago now. His present to the Yankees was not playing on that day, therefore avoiding grounding into another double play.

...Sure wish June would get done. Haven't watched a Yankee game since the second game of the Mets series at Yankee Stadium.

...With the recent flu bug that is going around on the Yankees, I kind of wish someone would sneeze on Chien-Ming Wang. :lol:

...The recent death of Michael Jackson and the media attention it has been receiving reminds me of when Elvis Presley died in 1977...almost. Just consider all the press this is getting and multiply it by ten for Elvis and then that should give you an idea how it was for the remainder of the year in '77. It was non-stop.

...My wife loves to watch NCIS and so do I, up to a point because I hate that DiNozzo guy.

...Wasn't around yesterday because I read two books, If I Never Get Back and the sequel to it, Two in the Field, both written by a man named Darryl Brock. It's a baseball/history book about a guy who gets sent back in time to 1869 and ends up playing for the original Cincinnati Red Stockings. I'll tell you no more about it just in case anyone's interested.

...Has anyone ever tried BS Player? I tried the free version some time ago and I liked it so much that I bought the Pro version, which is well worth it.

...Strange that we talked about this the other day in the shoutbox about why some people don't use Twitter or myspace or Facebook because someone asked me two days ago about joining Facebook to "keep up with me." We both live in the same city, so I told him that if he wants to do that he can send e-mail or pick up a phone. I won't bother with Facebook.

...This is going back a few years now, but does anyone remember a P2P file-sharing program released by Globalscape (the makers of CuteFTP) called CuteMX? I used to be on that a lot. Guess it just disappeared because it was during the time all that moaning and groaning was going on about downloading mp3's.

...I can promise you all that you will have a better time on the Fourth of July than I will because I will be out of town being bored out of my mind. That's right, another in-law trip.

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- Since no one else has said it I will. Y4L will be tremendously missed by the community as an admin. Thanks for the years of service! I for one loved your style!

- Everyone is now sick with this stupid cold. Though I felt well enough to belt out a few songs on Rock Band. Apparently my wife has become a Toby Keith fan out of nowhere.

- Slow week here with myself sick, AR out of town, Roy working on a side project, and Loki setting up OGRE. Lets hope everything picks back up this week.

- I apparently have to start giving tact lessons to some of the staff! :lol:

- My son looks like he will go into a private pre school for speech therapy kids (not talking enough at his age) starting in September and the Government pays for it all!

- the newest Red vs Blue season started a couple weeks ago! Woohoo!

- Speaking of online cartoons I think Unforgotten Realms is a hidden gem of a show.

- The Calgary Flames were busy again around draft day. I'll give GM Darryl Sutter one thing, he has grapefruits! And is a stone cold river boat gambler!

- Thank God the Islanders drafted John Tavarez with the 1st pick. He brings the Isles some instant star power, and will throw out the first pitch at tonights Mets v Yanks game. Had the Isles picked Hedman (who I would have chosen) Nassau Coliseum would have burned to the ground with the riots that would have ensued.

- I'm never talking to Dylan about hockey again. I think I had a mild stroke thanks to that conversation.

- The NHL 2004 mods are impressive but does not hold a candle to NHL 09 gameplay. (obviously not the modders fault) If you have a Xbox 360 or PS3 you should own NHL 09. If you don't then get a copy of NHL 2004 because it is the best game out there. (NHL 09 on the last gen consoles and PC sucked. DON'T BUY IT!)

- Been playing a little Fallout 3 this week, and am going through the game playing as evil this time. Being super evil is a ton of fun but it's tricky when you try and slaughter an entire town!

- I really miss Y4L's play by play of Yankees games in the shoutbox.

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Updated to 7-12

...No random update last week because one week ago today I was still down at my wife's hometown visiting the people that live there while at the same time anxiously awaiting to leave.

...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. *&$**&(()

...And that is why this Sunday is so much better than the last one!

...Oh no! Is that the Angels team in the other dugout? We're going to lose! That's what it looks like to me when the Yankees are faced up against this team.

...I did not watch yesterday's game on FOX, but I read about it. You have to beat the Angels with good starting pitching and that is what the Yankees did not do both nights. Joba screwed up again and Pettitte has shown that he does not have it anymore. That's why the Yankees lost.

...If Brian Cashman offers Pettitte another contract for 2010, he should be fired immediately.

...The other night (Friday) I listened to part of the Yankee game on the radio in my backyard. I only listened to the first three innings, which was ok because the Yankees were winning. Then I went to bed because I was exhausted. If I'd had listened to the whole game outside (a 10-6 Yankee loss) the neighbors near me would have called the cops.

...If anyone wants to spend the All Star game here on this site like we did last year, you are all welcome. Last year we had a bunch of people in the chat room while the game was on and it was a lot of fun.

...Roy Halladay is a heckuva pitcher and the Blue Jays should only trade him if they have to. Sure, I'd love to see him in a Yankee uniform, but I don't want the Yankees to mortgage the farm system for him. We are finally building it back up to respectability to mess it up now.

...In case some of you were wondering about me, I've had some things to deal with outside of here that I had to take care of and partly because of what was going on I could not do my job properly here on this site, so I was temporarily removed from this position here. Now that everything is at a point where I can not go further with it, I can let you all know what was going on. I've been home since January and I've been trying to get back to work as quickly as possible but it has got to the point where I can't return now and now I will be forced to have a disability retirement. This is something I did not expect to happen to me, but it has and I have to deal with it.

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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!

- We have forums on three websites now and a blog on Sim Central! Good to get more people looking at the www.sandbox-games.com.

- I had to laugh when I did a google search for "Sandbox Games" we made it on page 10! :lol:

- Boy we had a passionate discussion on copy protection last night. I have to admit I learned a lot on the subject.

- We had a new programmer join the team this week. Rujasu has impressed everyone so far, and it helps that he is a baseball fan too!

- The jersey's looked really good in the preview this week imo!

- Thank god I'm finally over this pneumonia, should be able to get back to recording this week.

- Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" and my son are the same person I'm convinced.

- 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!

- I have to admit I don't like blogs. But it was fun to go through the comments when we first came up with the "can we make our own game" idea. Isn't that right Trues ;) (I couldn't resist :lol:)

- Cheerleaders in baseball? what do you think?

- RIP Arturo "Thunder" Gatti. Starting to look like his new wife whacked him allegedly.

- The Calgary Flames are going to give me fits this season. We could potentially have half of Team Canada's Olympic Team's Defense. And just signed Chris McGratten. Who is a legitimate heavyweight! This is for sure the Flames will be no fun to play against!

- After a couple months of working on this game, I would say my only disappointment would be that more people have not posted on what they would like in their perfect baseball game. We have gotten some great ideas from the people that have posted and thanks to you guys!

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