Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Way We Get By

Another round of name that song title. Go.

The Cubs trade of Barrett still puzzles me a bit. He wasn't performing up to defensive or offensive expectations, but still, I don't see how you can give (probably) one of the top 10 catchers up for a backup C and and some kid OF who's hitting .219 in the minors. I've just seen waaaaaay too many deals by the Cubs come back and bite the organization.

Some news that I don't know how to react to. Sammy hit his 600th. I know lots and lots of people think he took steriods, but I'm gonna be biased as hell and say he didn't. There's no grand jury testimony where he admits to using (hello Barry), and yes, he was very vague at the congress thing, but that ain't a guarantee. For years, Sammy was the only thing the Cubs had. I guess that bought him my loyalty.

So, after throwing a huge hissy fit over Jeff Burton's sponsor changing from Cingular to AT&T when Cingular was bought out, NASCAR has switched from Nextel to Sprint as a title sponsor after Nextel was bought out. Makes loads of sense, right? Although, the new title (Sprint Cup) sounds more race-y.

And now, for your viewing pleasure:

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Beth said...

Funny stuff by Tem in the LOVad comments from yesterday's post in which he shares his conversation with fmtem. If you missed it it's definitely worth going back for.

But tem, better be careful how you treat my woman...

(And since it was so popular yesterday, figured the first post today would also be of boobs. :-) )

ToddPacker said...

nice work, beth

ToddPacker said...

nl east belongs to the marlins

ToddPacker said...

mets are dead.... a 3-13 streak is never good.... they lost 5 straight series.... they need a fight or big 9th inning comeback to break out of it

Beth said...

See, I see it differently TP. The Mets are clearly sucking right now but no one's making a real run to catch them. As much as I don't like admitting it, the Mets talent will eventually come around and they'll start winning again. And their 3-13 streak has hardly hurt them at all - they haven't even dropped out of 1st place cause the Braves are also sucking at the same time.

tem said...

i figured you'd appreciate the fmtem conversation.

tem said...

870 is a good comment number for yesterday.

we were roided up.

Beth said...

Tem, my only concern is that by calling out fmtem on her trip to Atlanta yesterday she'll hesitate before coming back. Please be more careful in the future.

ToddPacker said...

"fmtem conversation"


was very funny

tem said...

i was hoping she will admit the whole thing and bring me along next time.

ToddPacker said...

" And their 3-13 streak has hardly hurt them at all - they haven't even dropped out of 1st place"


that's what i was telling myself at the beginning of the bad streak... they were losing close games to good teams (d-backs, tigers, dodgers...) but the seem to be lifeless in their last 6 against the yanks and twins... no signs of comming out of it

ToddPacker said...

870 was nice for a wed.

tem said...

twins and yanks aren't bad teams.

jugdish said...

Damn...missed the political discussion last night. Kod didn't bring a thing, but how can you take someone serious on their opinions when they drink 12+ beers a day?

ToddPacker said...

"twins and yanks aren't bad teams"


no... not at all.... it was they way the mets played in those 6 games... no effort

ToddPacker said...

"how can you take someone serious on their opinions when they drink 12+ beers a day"


that's like trying to take an ex-coke head with a dui who couldn't run a baseball team and doesn't believe in evolution serious

jugdish said...

Twins are a shade over .500, so they are not necessarily mowing people down right now.

tem said...

alchohol clears the mind and lets your thoughts flow freely.

tem said...

TPS decided today will be its big onslaught.

I am off to fend it off and hopefully mortally wound it.

jugdish said...

I don't know that its possible to mortally wound TPS. I think the worse I've ever seen TPS is with a concussion...but it was back the next day.

ToddPacker said...

tps has been very shifty this week... i think it's up to something

THE CHAMP. said...

TPS is deceptively long and has a big motor.

ToddPacker said...

don't forget tup

jugdish said...

Yesterday I had TPS almost beaten down. I was about to work my finishing move when TPS' manager grabbed my ankle and pulled me under the bottom rope. While I was distracted, TPS got up, jumped off the top rope and dropped a big elbow on me. Next thing I know I'm leaving work at 7:30!

ToddPacker said...

i know the feeling, jug

THE CHAMP. said...

MY GOD, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

THE CHAMP. said...

last 5 comments were straight out of an SG column

jugdish said...

I'll be out of town starting tomorrow until next Thursday though...TPS will not find me until then. I'm sure I'll find a well trained TPS beast when I get back.

ToddPacker said...

what happened, champ?

El Padrino said...

it hurts

ToddPacker said...

it hurts... bad

ToddPacker said...

did you stay for the whole game?

jugdish said...

Isn't that what brought us all here?

ToddPacker said...

i didn't see the kod sign

El Padrino said...

yes, i booed delgado vehementely
he really sucks dick right now

El Padrino said...

no kod sign, no pre-game, a loss

im very grumpy

ToddPacker said...

it sounded like he got booed real bad when he popped up in the 8th (i think)... runners on 1st and 3rd

El Padrino said...

yes, i lead the charge

but i saved all my energy to boo schoneweis who is about as useful as a tit on a bull

El Padrino said...

and nyse still here, gonna be a fucked up day tps wise

ToddPacker said...

OP looked pissed

Beth said...

Talk about an easy target, a minor league team had a promotion making fun of Billy Donovan.

El Padrino said...

walked 5 people

ToddPacker said...

i heard that story, beth.... pretty lame

H said...

Beth, gotta love the offensive output of the braves over the last two games. :-)

ToddPacker said...

sammy was pretty happy for #600

ToddPacker said...

h, sox back to double digit lead... did you get nervous during the yankee run

Iamunstoppable said...

for all you out there listenin' in your car or watchin' this here video.. check the second verse..

jugdish said...

Saw this on ESPN this morning and didn't relaize he was having that good of a season:

Sammy Sosa is on pace to hit 30 homers and drive in 131 runs.

El Padrino said...

Hank, Bonds, Mays, Ruth, & Sosa

jugdish said...

Ruth? Mantle? DiMaggio? Costanza???

whocares said...

Did anybody notice how hesitant they were last night to show some of Sosa's old skool HR's?

El Padrino said...

i forgot brasky
he used to hit home runs clear through japan

Beth said...

H, that's what happens when one of your supposed stars is hitting barely over 200. It got so bad that Bobby had to bench him last night.

And what are you doing giving me grief for the Braves when one of the main reasons I brought the boobs back was cause of your comment the other day? :-)

whocares said...

I'm sure it wasnt because of the extra 75 lbs of muscle he was hauling around the bases last night. No way. Not Sammy.

ToddPacker said...

brasky made up the term "home run"

Corbin said...

MLB suspended RHP Chad Qualls three games for throwing a ball into the stands during Monday's game.

Qualls was upset after giving up three runs to the Angels, so when the inning was over, he took the baseball and fired it into the upper deck. Apparently, that's frowned upon.

whocares said...

Brasky once outran a cheetah.

To make the race fair, Brasky ran in combat boots.

jugdish said...

Brasky showed up at my daughters wedding. He had no reason to be there, but he was drunk and he is Brasky. The preacher accidently marries Brasky and I. We spent two weeks in the Poconos and he loved me like I've never been loved before!

Iamunstoppable said...

beth, what's up with this kid McBride that the Tigers just traded for?

i wish they didnt move Ledezma, he is solid. we got plenty of other mafuggers that need to peace out before him..

whocares said...

McKay McBride sucks.

Beth said...

Well McBride was a former 1st round pic but was recently demoted to AAA and then called back up, and has apparently been doing better since then. He's a small town GA boy though so is reportedly quite disappointed about the trade.

Champ, the walking sports encyclopedia, would probably be able to give you more info about him than I can. I only know the above cause it was in today's paper.

Corbin said...

Mcbride still has options, so they're basically going to send him down and probably throw maroth in the BP until they can trade him...

Ledezma did not have options, and he wouldn't have passed waivers

whocares said...

McBride had some control problems the end of least year and some of this year. He's a big dude, but cant find the strikezone...

ToddPacker said...

any relation to bake mcbride?

blue said...

and the best record in baseball over the last month....your 2007 colorado rockies...thank you, you've been a great audience

blue said...

the rocks have now won their last 12 series in a row...that's a new team record.


that's kind of sad

whocares said...

He is cousin's with Runaway McBride.

whocares said...

That joke was terrible.

whocares said...

I gave TPS the cold shoulder on the way in this morning. He looks angry about it.

Iamunstoppable said...

sweet, im glad we had to give up a young hard throwing lefty who has started and done really solid..

for someone who has a tough time throwing strikes.

Iamunstoppable said...

wc, if you wanna delete that i'll forget i ever saw it..

blue said...

TPS loses....fatality

blue said...

another ultrasound today...maybe find out if it's going to be a baby boy blue, or a baby girl blue

blue said...

of course i'm not having the ultrasound mrs. blue is

ToddPacker said...

kids are overrated

ToddPacker said...

is mike hampton ever coming back?

blue said...

my kid will be underrated...we've already discussed if we can just put it in a kennel and leave for the evening, like we did with the dogs when they were puppies

blue said...

i'm losing to that gay homo weasel this week, not badly, but still it stings a little bit.

El Padrino said...

6 more weeks and my underated kid will be here

joy
(s)

H said...

Yea I was gripping a litle bit when the yanks went on their run. I still am gripping a bit. There's a lot of baseball left and I'm not one of these guys that was declaring it over already.

blue said...

yanks/rocks day game today...a bunch of people from the office are going. Not me though...i refuse

H said...

Beth, did we just have a momnet there? I didn't know you brought back the boobs for me...

H said...

but then again, maybe you shouold take your lawyer servicing skills over to Turner Field, give your boys something to play for...

Beth said...

"is mike hampton ever coming back?"

No. Oh I'm sure he'll try again next season and everyone will get excited about it again, and then he'll get injured again.

H said...

Blue, I still find it hard to believe a woman let you impregnate her.

Beth said...

H, if only one us knew we had a moment then I guess it wasn't much of a moment...

Sigh.

H said...

it's ok Beth, we'll try again sometime :-)

blue said...

h-

how is the roomie?

Beth said...

H, you can find me on Whore Island.

(Although since you haven't been on LOV much lately you probably have no idea what that means.)

whocares said...

Who's Mike Hampton?

blue said...

whore island is a glorious place

whocares said...

Oh yeah, he's the fifteen million dollar a year cheerleader.

ToddPacker said...

"Who's Mike Hampton?"



hahahhahahahhahahaha

blue said...

mike hampton is the worst starting pitcher in Coors Field's long and illustrious history

whocares said...

Whore Island is loated at the end of the rainbow.

ToddPacker said...

WI is awesome.....i'm taking the wife and kids there next summer

blue said...

speaking of sammy...didn't he have an interpreter when he testified in front of congress?

"Sammy did you take steroids"

"uh no hablo englais"

H said...

Roomie is no more. She finally got her own place. And of course, she had a serious boyfriend for the last two months she was here, so I couldn't give her a good bye plowing.

ToddPacker said...

"mike hampton is the worst starting pitcher in Coors Field's long and illustrious history"



he did hit a lot of HRs there, though

Beth said...

"WI is awesome.....i'm taking the wife and kids there next summer"

TP, the rides there are amazing.

Iamunstoppable said...

can u think of any other huge milestone that people cared LESS about than sammy's six-hundo?

H said...

oh by the way, EA sighting on sportscenter last night/this morning. The puppies were definitely leashed though.

whocares said...

H,


Opportunities like that dont come along very often. Consider that one botched.

H said...

yea, Iam, it's coming in a couple weeks when bonds passes Aaron

blue said...

was Hank Aaron at sammy's game last night? That would be funny.

Junior should join the 600 club this year too, right?

or is it next year?

H said...

trust me, WC, I know. I'm already taking applications for another hot young roomie. This time "likes to fuck" is a prerequisite on the app.

blue said...

yeah EA is the "host" of the CWS...and by "host" i don't mean it how Kod would use it, unfortunately

whocares said...

"TP, the rides there are amazing."




Free moustache rides every Tuesday. There's a weekly drawing to see which guy gets to be the moustache.

blue said...

careful what you wish for there H...some big burly guy might answer that ad

Iamunstoppable said...

'careful what you wish for there H...some big burly guy might answer that ad"

then he might actually get laid.

Iamunstoppable said...

u know H stole a pair of panties.

blue said...

since she's not your roommate anymore you can post topless pictures now...it's allowed

blue said...

topless pictures of her..of her..

Iamunstoppable said...

h, kod might have some sites for you to post your ads.. he's good at finding company.

blue said...

I had to look it up...junior only needs 18 this year to get to 600...he might get there

whocares said...

trust me, WC, I know. I'm already taking applications for another hot young roomie. This time "likes to fuck" is a prerequisite on the app.




YOu trying to get lightning to strike twice? I wish you luck.

jugdish said...

Speaking of kids...its bring your kids to work day here at the office. What that really means is bring your kid to work, give them some cake, and let them play with the shredder for 7 hours.

blue said...

at my old office, bring your kid to work day meant...leave early

blue said...

in grade school did you guys ever have grandparent's day where you grandparents came and hung out in class for a day, or ate lunch with you or something?

I think they need that in my office...although some of the people in my department are grandparents themselves.

El Padrino said...

i got my tie caught in the shredder once

true story

El Padrino said...

we had "bring your goumada" to work day

blue said...

we don't have shredders, we have locked bins that some company comes and gets and shreds for us.

jugdish said...

How did that tie thing work out for you elp?

El Padrino said...

it choked me a bit, but i hit the reverse button rather quickly
i ended up leaving early for the day, complaining of neck pain
not so bad

i didnt want my tombstone to read "Loving Husband, Shitty Shredder"

Iamunstoppable said...

dude that would rather dance/golf than live with his kid came over to me ranting about how his computer was broken and that he was gonna throw it out the window

(he does this at least once a day)

he said there was a popup or something was on his screen and he couldnt get it off...

El Padrino said...

HE'S A RETARD.

SLAUGHTER HIM.

blue said...

porn pop-ups are great

Iamunstoppable said...

it was a ad on the page. like those stupid "bouncing balls" myspace banners...

El Padrino said...

meiz and zeke i have sent you FFB offers

blue said...

Jessica Biel in GQ

blue said...

meeting time...i may or may not be back

Iamunstoppable said...

i think he needs to be beaten.

whocares said...

Mutomboed on Biel pics. Dammit.

Iamunstoppable said...

good LAWD, i would eat a 5 course meal off of Biel's stomach.

whocares said...

RE: Shredder.



At our office we recently got ID badges that hang around our neck. A few weeks back I walk by the receptionist and there is some commotion around her and people are checking her to make sure she was okay.

Turns out she leaned too far over the shredder to reach something and it snagged her ID card, and started to choke her. And there next to her was this shredded up ID card. God Bless that was some funny shit.

El Padrino said...

wow

just wow

wow

Corbin said...

" The Mets pushed Mike Pelfrey's next start at Triple-A New Orleans back a day to line him up to start next Friday's doubleheader at Philadelphia.

Pelfrey is 2-1 with a 2.87 ERA in six starts since being sent to New Orleans on May 13. Brian Lawrence, Philip Humber, and Jason Vargas are also being mentioned as candidates to start against Philadelphia if the Mets decided to not use Pelfrey. "

El Padrino said...

I want to see Humber

Iamunstoppable said...

wc, i wouldve pissed myself.

Corbin said...

With the switch to New Orleans this year they actually come to Des Moines twice a year. I went to the first three games of the 4 game series, but the last day i was entirely too hung over. Humber threw on Sunday (of course the day i was too hung over to go) but my buddy went and said he wasn't too sharp. He has that nasty 12-6 curve, but they were hitting his fast ball...

Iamunstoppable said...

2 hrs into the standard work day and no fantasy talk.

this might be a record.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

ElP, Why do you want Hawpe so bad?

There, I did it. Fantasy talk.

Corbin said...

The reason i was too hung over was Saturday I had a kick ball tournament (yes, you read that correctly kick ball tourney) that started at 10 a.m. I didn't think it would be right to play that game without a beer, so i got one. After our game the owner of a sweet bar near by (who was on our team) decided he should open the bar for us, and make whatever we wanted to drink for free. About 6 "team shots" later and 6 beers later our next game was up at 1...so we went back. A terrible call by the volunteer umpires that required a Lou Pinella-esque rampage by yours truly including dirt kicking onto the ump later, we were bounced from the tournament.

Needless to say by the 7:05 game I was sloppy drunk. My buddy's dad got us seats that were directly behind the visitors dugout entrance. Pelfrey was on the hill and dealing. When he came out for his second AB I yelled "I love you Mike Pelfrey"....(pause)....."but not in a gay way."

Iamunstoppable said...

curse you, african.

Iamunstoppable said...

youve put the milk out

ToddPacker said...

fantasy talk:

the mets win 2 in a row

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Hi. I own Biel.

-Timberlake's johnson.

El Padrino said...

i need an outfielder meiz, pretty bad due to terrible veot i had to give up soriano

El Padrino said...

enter weasel

El Padrino said...

meiz funny

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I need outfielders, too.

Iamunstoppable said...

"Hi. I own Biel.

-Timberlake's johnson."


if thats the trade off for having a white'fro for a few years, give me an Power Fist afro pick STAT.

THE CHAMP. said...

isn't JT like the nerd in hike skool who became the owner of the billion dollar computer company?

Iamunstoppable said...

happy birfday:

Prince William turns 25 Thursday, giving him access to mother's inheritance, about 500$ G's a year.


nice. i wish my mom would die.

Iamunstoppable said...

u mean Seth?

THE CHAMP. said...

haha IAM.....exactly.

Corbin said...

SG related comment on Yahoo by Brad Evans


Do you have to be a sarcastic (expletive) in every single article? The Bill Simmons routine is so over.

Ron, Boston, MA

Noise: Well, if I wrote an 8,000 word diatribe on how the Boston Celtics were robbed of Greg Oden, then, yes, my "routine" would mimic Simmons. Sarcastic? How is a statement like, "Jason Schmidt is the most overpowering hurler in baseball," untrue? Look, without sarcasm the world would be a cold, dark and horribly mundane place. Maybe that's why I chuckle out loud at Paul Rudd's characters. That guy is the master of cynicism

Iamunstoppable said...

sounds like weazy asked that question.

he wants cold hard facts... or stats.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Nice job on the Weasel-like cut and paste jobs, Corbin.

(ns) or (s) however you wanna take it.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Hey Weazy- Power Rankings. Stat.

ToddPacker said...

tps is rolling

Iamunstoppable said...

meiz, is that like Choose Your Own Adventure sarcasm?

ToddPacker said...

that reminds me of roll tide roll.... only about 70 days until florida starts defending it's title

isiah thomas said...

she keeps on passing me by...

ToddPacker said...

lunch time soon

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Oh snap! I love those books. That was my shit. You clould read the same book like 3 times & it would be different each time.

ToddPacker said...

what are the odds that kod made it to work on time today.... he seemed pretty fuel'd up last night

isiah thomas said...

Mad Libz

Iamunstoppable said...

meiz, i'm still waiting for a CYOA-style movie on dvd. the day better come.

isiah thomas said...

once the political talk comes out you know he's tore up....

around 10 or 11 CL's the "I graduated at the top of my class and could be making 10 times more than I do now, but this is my dream job"

By the time he polishes off the entire 12 pack the angry militant stuff comes out.

jugdish said...

Kod had an off day from work today so he could wotk on Hillary's campaign.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Current chance that Meiz is voting in '08:

10%

ToddPacker said...

lunch

isiah thomas said...

I'm sure the weasel will vote the same as his girlfriend kodiac.

That's 2 votes for Mr. Hillary Clin-ton right there.

El Padrino said...

you know billy is dying to get back in there to stain up the sheets again

if that happens i will move to panama

Iamunstoppable said...

i have no problem with a woman prez, but hilary wears undies with dick holes in em.

Iamunstoppable said...

what i really want to know though, is what the hell is happening to Dylan and Brenda right now?

jugdish said...

Saw this on CNNSI.com truth and rumors:

"The White Sox may offer Mark Buehrle to the Mets but, if they want Carlos Gomez or Lastings Milledge, GM Omar Minaya would not listen for too long. If the Astros ever dangled Roy Oswalt the Mets would definitely include Gomez and Milledge in the discussions."

I just don't see the stros offering up Roy Oswalt at all.

jfreak said...

hey officer krupke.

krup you.

jugdish said...

...of course that was from a New York Post article...

isiah thomas said...

tupac told us brenda got a baby

El Padrino said...

oswalt would be sweet

isiah thomas said...

I really hope I move up the power rankings this week.

(s)

jugdish said...

Oswalt is a horse. The stros are loyal like that though, they bring in a lot of homers and players like Oswalt tend to stay here. He gave them a homer discount last year or the year before.

isiah thomas said...

didn't the Astros give Oswalt a tractor a few season's back?

nothing says appreciation like a tractor.

Iamunstoppable said...

i hope i'm only "receiving votes".

Iamunstoppable said...
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Iamunstoppable said...

Lee Harvey's gift: i think they gave him 2 tickets to an execution for christmas as well.

jugdish said...

Yeah...their owner bought him a bulldozer. Almost as good as a hummer like Clemens got.

Corbin said...

Best part of CYOA books, was in middle school when you were logging pages read you would count the whole book, yet only read half...

That and "book it" advantages

Iamunstoppable said...

speaking of reading as a kid.. anybody remember the pizza hut book club thingy?

isiah thomas said...

Girl you know its truuuuuuue, ooooh ooooh oooooh, I love youuuuuuu

sfw

there's more on the homepage

jfreak said...

nice job with the biel pic, cumfast.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Freak, don't even play homie. West Side Story is my shit.

Yeah, I said it. So?

isiah thomas said...

I'm going through a "don't bother reading the comments to recap" phase, excuse the redunancy on the link. But complaining about looking at bikini pics?

And I'd easy up on making fun of people for a little bit jazzy.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"speaking of reading as a kid.. anybody remember the pizza hut book club thingy?"

I'm pretty sure that was Bookit.

jfreak said...

WSS is da ish.

We're in 100% agreement.

Corbin said...

3 C's, offer your way

Corbin said...

Sure was book it...

1 (personal pan) cheese pizza...just for me

Iamunstoppable said...
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