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  • #140866

    Canadian Soldier
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    Sorry for the serial posts but …

    Jim Bouton won’t be down to pound a few Budweisers or write another “tell-all” memoir or shoot any beaver.  Ball Four — written 50 years ago!! –was one very funny book.

     

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    #140867

    Humphrey
    Participant

    That 93 team was awful.

    114 homers as a team.

    The 94 team was worse, especially the month before the strike…they weren’t very good to begin with then brought up a few minor league bums who had major league contracts so that they wouldn’t have to keep paying them. The last week was a complete embarrassment.

    #140870

    Danny Duberstein
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    1998 was no walk in the park.  Sure, lets watch 100 games plus of Mike Benjamin.

    #140871

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    Get rid of 8 or so teams, create 2 conferences, no more pitchers hitting for god’s sake, and cut the schedule to 100 games, maybe 120 max. Start around mid May or June. While you’re at it shrink the NBA by about 8 teams knock down to 60 games and start that one up right after the Super Bowl. Get hockey going a bit earlier wrap it up around March, mid April at the latest.

    I would like to subscribe to your news letter.

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    #140872

    Danny Duberstein
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    Get rid of 8 teams….just spitballing here.  Sacramento (duh), Charlotte, Minnesota, Orlando, Phoenix, the Knicks, Memphis and NO?  Alternate would be the Hawks.

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    #140875

    NASCL
    Participant

    Did you hear about Astro?

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    #140877

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Did you hear about Astro?

    Fucking Ponderous man

     

    Fucking ponderous.

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    #140880

    Lebron
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    I like having a NY team to laugh at, I’d swap out the Knicks for OKC.  I’d also swap out Phoenix for Miami.  I have an affinity for the Suns for some reason.  One of them is that their team name actually makes sense.

    Baseball could drop the Marlins, Rockies, Dbags, Rays quite easily.  With baseball you really have to factor in the cheap shitty owners like the Royals.  They may have a ‘history’ but their owner just collects his revenue share.  That’s the one area was Steinbrenner was right, baseball needs a salary floor.  And enough of the Orioles.   Throw the Mets in there and maybe even the Tigers.  Enough of your fucking ineptitude.   I could be talked in to swapping out the Tigers for the Padres and giving the Tigers a ‘you’re next if you don’t knock this shit off’ warning.

    In hockey I want to eliminate the Red Wings just to do it.  But I’d more likely go with the Coyotes, Ducks, Kings, Sharks, Knights just because I hate Pacific Time Zone hockey.  Columbus just because I hate Ohio and the name of the team.  I could be talked in to killing any franchise actually.

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    #140881

    Danny Duberstein
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    The Rays are bringing back baseball to Montreal, so they should be first up.  I know Jonah Keri and his frog jerkoff buddies like to wax poetic (and each other) about Montreal’s deep connection to baseball but give me a fucking break.

    #140882

    NASCL
    Participant

    Jarry Park, OOTG,

    #140883

    Humphrey
    Participant

    I like having a NY team to laugh at, I’d swap out the Knicks for OKC. I’d also swap out Phoenix for Miami. I have an affinity for the Suns for some reason. One of them is that their team name actually makes sense.

    Baseball could drop the Marlins, Rockies, Dbags, Rays quite easily. With baseball you really have to factor in the cheap shitty owners like the Royals. They may have a ‘history’ but their owner just collects his revenue share. That’s the one area was Steinbrenner was right, baseball needs a salary floor. And enough of the Orioles. Throw the Mets in there and maybe even the Tigers. Enough of your fucking ineptitude. I could be talked in to swapping out the Tigers for the Padres and giving the Tigers a ‘you’re next if you don’t knock this shit off’ warning.

    In hockey I want to eliminate the Red Wings just to do it. But I’d more likely go with the Coyotes, Ducks, Kings, Sharks, Knights just because I hate Pacific Time Zone hockey. Columbus just because I hate Ohio and the name of the team. I could be talked in to killing any franchise actually.

    It turns out Blue Jackets has a historical connection to Columbus, Ohio. Having said that, it’s still a stupid nickname which I’d call “double infringement” on the Rangers’ alternative nickname “Broadway Blueshirts” (St. Louis being the other infringer). Similar to some MLB expansion team coming up with the nickname “Bombers” .

    The other owner that should have been listened too, despite all his shortcomings, was Charlie Finley. When free agency became the law, he said “make everyone a free agent…one year contracts only”. I’d rather have something similar to that than the 2 or 3 year golden parachute deals that most players have. I don’t begrudge them a higher salary and a shorter deal.

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    #140884

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Jarry Park, OOTG,

    Once the ‘Spos were settled in that temporary facility, they should have kept it; maybe rebuilt big pieces of it as they went along. The Big O had a lot to do with their failure, ultimately; and it cost so much they were stuck with it.

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    #140885

    NASCL
    Participant

    Jarry Park, OOTG,

    The Big O had a lot to do with their failure,

    As well as WEEI.

     

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    #140887

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Sorry for the serial posts but …

    Jim Bouton won’t be down to pound a few Budweisers or write another “tell-all” memoir or shoot any beaver. Ball Four — written 50 years ago!! –was one very funny book.

    (from a NYT article about the death of Greg “Goose” Goossen, an ex-Met who the Mets’ management, in their magnificent ineptitude, confused with Jim “Goose” Gosger and declared the very-much-alive Gosger dead as well)

    Jim Bouton, in his classic 1970 book, “Ball Four,” made many references to Goossen, saying he resembled a bouncer in an English pub and describing him as a “flake.” Bouton told of the time the two were on opposing International League teams and Goossen was catching. The batter bunted to the pitcher, and Goossen yelled, “First base! First base!” Instead the pitcher threw to second and everybody was safe.

    As a disgusted Goossen stalked back to the plate, Bouton shouted from the dugout, “Goose, he had to consider the source.”

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    #140889

    Lebron
    Participant

    Another surgery for Ortiz.  Gut shot is never a good thing.

    #140890

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Another surgery for Ortiz. Gut shot is never a good thing.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s waaay down on weight after all this.  With as much gut work as they have done, I can’t imagine he’s on much of anything non liquid for food.

    #140893

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Another surgery for Ortiz. Gut shot is never a good thing.

    Hope he’s not dreaming he’s a salesman.

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    #140894

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Speaking of dreaming one is a salesman just finishing up the Sepinwall Sopranos book and the interview with Chase at the end is great. Chase had every intention of Van Zandt playing Tony at the beginning because he pictured it as a Simpsons version of the mob. Safe to say the idea they went with was a better direction.

    The book is fantastic and has so much behind the scenes stuff about every episode.

     

     

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    #140895

    Gimp
    Participant

    Another surgery for Ortiz. Gut shot is never a good thing.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s waaay down on weight after all this. With as much gut work as they have done, I can’t imagine he’s on much of anything non liquid for food.

    Depending on how much intestine was involved, wouldn’t be shocked if he had a feeding tube.  Possibly a temporary colostomy bag too.

    #140896

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Another surgery for Ortiz. Gut shot is never a good thing.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s waaay down on weight after all this. With as much gut work as they have done, I can’t imagine he’s on much of anything non liquid for food.

    Depending on how much intestine was involved, wouldn’t be shocked if he had a feeding tube. Possibly a temporary colostomy bag too.

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    #140897

    02062
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    Porchfest this week, M&P over on Nantucket in two weeks – it’s the busiest time of the year on the BSMW Social Calendar.

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    #140899

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Ah, Micks and Pricks.  The weekend that can make or break a Coppertone’s summer.  This and the Edgar and Johnny Winter Family Reunion

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    #140900

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Anyone else getting notice that BSMW is blacklisted when trying to sign on?

    #140902

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    No, I logged out and came back in no problem.

    #140903

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    OKC is going to own the draft for the next 5 years or so.

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