Monday, April 02, 2012

Beisbol preview, AnimaL style

SWIDT?

The Rangers are gonna win the West. They lost CJ but they can still mash. And I think Yu is gonna put up #s equal to what CJ did last year. I'm not thrilled about Neftali moving to the rotation. But they have a proven arm in Nathan at the back end of the 'pen. The Angels made all the splashes this winter, which will get them a wild card spot. The As and Mariners bolth* suck. Mariners finish 3rd and the A's finish last. They have zero offense and just above zero pitching.
I'm going to pick the Indians to win the Central. It's probably a dumb move. Obviously the Tigers are the muscle in that division. But the Tribe have some young guys with a ton of talent who don't know any better. It'll be a close race between Cle/Det through the dog days of summer. KC also has some young talent and they'll finish 3rd. Twins will finish 4th and CWS will finish in last. Sorry Jug. They are really bad. And they still have Adam Dunn and Alex Rios. Yikes. They're making about $169 million* between the two of them this year. *estimated
AL East is going to be a fight as usual. Since I'm always on the Yankees' jock, I'll take them to win the East. Tampa will finish runner up. Sucks for them. They should move to the NL East. Everyone is picking the Blue Jays to shock people and make the playoffs. I won't be that bold, but I think they'll finish 3rd. Their offense is solid but they still need some pitching help. Red Sux will continue with O:FB and finish in 4th. And everyone will be happy. The O's are the worst team in the AL. They will finish approximately 78 games behind Bnew York.
Playoffs?
Verlander beats the Angels in the wild card matchup.
Tigers over the Yankees, Rangers over the Tribe.
Tigers over the Rangers in a rematch of last year's ALCS.
Tigers/Giants WS will be boring as he'll.
Tigers win the World Series and mize joins another Detroit bandwagon.

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Keef said...

Ubaldo!

kod said...

"Toronto has waited 18 years for a postseason game. Baltimore has waited 14 years. Only two cities are experiencing a longer drought between postseason games: Kansas City (26 years) and Pittsburgh (19 years)"


sheesh, I do feel bad for Toronto; you stick them in the AL central back in 1995 or whenever, and I bet they would have made the playoffs at a couple times by now


the other teams, no.

kod said...

*at least a couple times

El Padrino said...

jeff maier fucked baltimore

El Padrino said...

pittsburgh has the stillirs
and toronto is in canada so they dont count

El Padrino said...

the owner fucks the royals so i dont feel bad for them

Blue said...

royals are in a shitty town

Blue said...

stupid april fools jokes

Keef said...

They are so fresh

Blue said...

to follow up on meiz's thank you note conversation.

I couldn't tell you what any of the ones I get say...but I always know when I don't get one.

And as dumb as that sounds, if you don't send a thank you note, chances of you getting the job are slim to none

Blue said...

As I always tell our HR manager...i hand them my card for a reason, it's not because i think i'm special.

Keef said...

pain in the ass

El Padrino said...

lets make trades today in the keeper

Aitch said...

What april fools joke?

kod said...

"if you don't send a thank you note, chances of you getting the job are slim to none"



my old boss (who hired me back in 2006, where I still work today) said I was the only applicant who sent a thank you card after the interview


I'm not saying it's the reason I got hired....but certainly didn't hurt.

El Padrino said...

"if you don't send a thank you note, chances of you getting the job are slim to none"


false

Blue said...

"lets make trades today in the keeper"

i need a SS

Blue said...

"false"

says the guy who doesn't hire anyone

Blue said...

i'm just telling you, even if it's a corny 3 line email saying thank you.

it shows you're interested in the job, that you liked the opportunity, and you have good follow through.

El Padrino said...

good to know
i'll still never send one

never have

El Padrino said...

the ND/Uconn women highlights on SC were fucking hilarious

we could work those women they are awful

Blue said...

you learn about that in the 3rd year of college

Blue said...

ubaldo is such a pussy

Blue said...

"the pitch just got away from me"


if that's the case, why did you throw your glove down and charge the plate?

Blue said...

he's a real tough guy with the catcher between him and Tulo

Blue said...

maybe it helps take the sting out of his plus 5 ERA

El Padrino said...

ubaldo is such a pussy

this

that was bush league if i ever seen bush league

El Padrino said...

"you learn about that in the 3rd year of college"

lot of good those years do for you i guess

Blue said...

had i won the mega millions, i'd have renewed our url, but since I didn't it had to lapse

Blue said...

perfect game for EP

Blue said...

finished with 3:26 on the clock, all 15 right

El Padrino said...

14 out of 15, 3:11 left

tem said...

Thank you note is a must.

tem said...

Whoever got the notification email for the url dropped the ball.

tem said...

I'm neither SnS that el pad doesn't send thank yous.

El Padrino said...

hasnt stopped me from being a beast so, irrelavant

tem said...

If you say so.

El Padrino said...

hahah mc donalds lady is not gonna get away with not paying her co-workers

greedy bitch

El Padrino said...

she probably didnt even win

tem said...

No idea what your talking about.

El Padrino said...

oh im only talking about mega millions and the lady that claims she won on a seperate ticket from a group where she worked

El Padrino said...

new BK

Keef said...

The blink of an eye equals about two-fifths of a second.

tem said...

Interesting

Keef said...

I'm neither SnS that el pad doesn't send thank yous.




This. All day

kod said...

""false"

says the guy who doesn't hire anyone"



I consider it a plus in the consideration for everyone who sends one (and I recommend an actual card...that gets more bonus points than an email-but email is nice too), but I don't directly hold it against anyone who does not.

El Padrino said...

if your qualified you are qualified

Spaceman Spiff said...

the only time i consider going to BK is when I have to go to the bank near there, once a month. Last time I went, shit was closed down, gone

Tyler said...

"it shows you're interested in the job, that you liked the opportunity, and you have good follow through."

Yes. It does sound like a dumb thing to do, but it does work. And I think Blue is right, interviewers don't remember what the fank-you says, but they do remember when they don't get one. It's lame, but it takes three minutes to do, so do it.

El Padrino said...

no

Blue said...

"if your qualified you are qualified"

being qualified gets you the interview..remember everyone else they're interviewing is "qualified" as well

El Padrino said...

sure they are, until they open their mouth and you realize they are nothing more than a paper candidate

Blue said...

i don't think i've hired anyone who didn't at least send the thank you email

Blue said...

i'm telling you from an employers perspective EP.

i'm sure your charm gets you what you need

Tyler said...

that was bush league if i ever seen bush league

Only Melo's 100 yard backpedal was worse.

Spaceman Spiff said...

no time for that shit

/EP

Tyler said...

being qualified gets you the interview..remember everyone else they're interviewing is "qualified" as well

Right, just because you're qualified doesn't mean you're entitled to the job.

Spaceman Spiff said...

bynum finally got hurt, only an ankle this time though

Blue said...

"Only Melo's 100 yard backpedal was worse."

funny, i bet the NY fans don't remember that

Spaceman Spiff said...

this is the funniest melo related thing ever

Tyler said...

It is pretty funny that Melo and JR Smif are now Knicks.

El Padrino said...

"funny, i bet the NY fans don't remember that"

i do remember it being a punk doesnt mean i didnt want him here though

El Padrino said...

this is the funniest melo related thing ever



what the hell

tem said...

I'd pay money to see el pad interview for a job.

Keef said...

LP doesn't send fank you notes because he's a bad typer

Tyler said...

I'd pay money to see el pad interview for a job.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Bull in a china shop.

El Padrino said...

westbrook is a little too "Jose Reyes" for my taste

celebrates too damn much

El Padrino said...

so we have two guys, one guy is pretty good and gave us a thank you note!

the other guy is exceptional and is exactly what we are looking for but he didnt send a thank you note :(

what to do what to do

Blue said...

ha, exceptional candidates always send a thank you note

Blue said...

"this is the funniest melo related thing ever"

i remember when that happened...twas hilarity...still don't understand why the refs didn't stop the action until afflalo jumped over melo

Spaceman Spiff said...

"what the hell"

fill vid

Blue said...

refs should have called him for 3 in the key

Spaceman Spiff said...

full*

Keef said...

so we have two guys, one guy is pretty good and gave us a thank you note!

the other guy is lp :(

what to do what to do





*fized

Blue said...

oh it was jr, not aflalo

Blue said...

the adrian dantley experiment

Blue said...

or disaster

Spaceman Spiff said...

ubaldo/tulo vid

from the stands

Spaceman Spiff said...

fized link

Keef said...

teacher: Here you go bglp, you were good today so you get a Starburst

bglp takes candy

teacher: You're supposed to say thank you if someone does something nice for you

bglp: ::thank stake::

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Indie Biopic"

hilarity, thought people gave a shit about steve jobs

Blue said...

maybe the thank you notes are an everywhere but NY thing...i can see that, people there might not care about it.

Keef said...

Employers should be sending thank you notes to candidates from NY.

Tyler said...

I am thinking of picking up John Danks to fill in for Pineda while he's on the DL in my money league. I will send him a Dank you email if I do.

Tyler said...

Christopher John Carpenter is still owned in 79% of Yahoo leagues.

Blue said...

there's a yahoo league?

Blue said...

chris carpenter is owned in 100% of LoV leagues

Keef said...

I will send him a Dank you email if I do.




Not necessary

/lp

El Padrino said...

could be a ny thing

good or bad it's how i roll can we drop the fucking thank you note thing

jesus

Keef said...

can we drop the fucking thank you note thing



You never picked it up

El Padrino said...

ha, why didnt refs stop play?

weird

El Padrino said...

teacher: Here you go bglp, you were good today so you get a Starburst

bglp takes candy

teacher: You're supposed to say thank you if someone does something nice for you

bglp: ::thank stake::



yea cuz that's the same thing

Blue said...

i agree with whomever said that griner is a dude

Keef said...

yea cuz that's the same thing



Apple doesn't fall far from the dwarf

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Ryan Leaf was arrested again on Monday and accused of committing a burglary shortly after he posted bail and got out of jail after an arrest on Friday.
The new charges stem from a burglary Leaf allegedly committed on Saturday, not long after he got out of jail following his Friday arrest"

leaf ♥ drugs

Spaceman Spiff said...

leaf's tweet after he got released friday
"“I’ve made sum mistakes, & have no excuses. i'm using the tools I’ve learned 2 move forward rather than backwards, & will B open 2 talking abt the details in the days 2 come. i'm confident that thr will B further understanding when the facts R revealed, & feel vry blessed 4 all of the support, esp from my friends & family.” #beblessed "

hilarity

El Padrino said...

"i agree with whomever said that griner is a dude"

i did

Keef said...

thank you

El Padrino said...

giants havent played the cowboys at the normal 1pm EST slot time since 2004

El Padrino said...

i also think flossing is not "necessary"

kill me on that too

cmon bring it

Keef said...

it's cool, LP. We understand you're uncourteous

Blue said...

discourteous

El Padrino said...

that is false

Spaceman Spiff said...

hockey pic

El Padrino said...

at the end of the interview i say i thank you for your time and hope to hear from you in the near future

which is exactly what a thank you note is

also, my agency is indifferent to the thank you note routine so much so that, and im paraphrasing here, he says no one gives a shit about that anymore

El Padrino said...

hockey pic

hahaha

Blue said...

what agency?

ToddPacker said...

I have interviewed lots of people over the years... only recieved thank you email a few times and never hired a thank you note emailer. maybe I'm doing it wrong

El Padrino said...

thank you tp

finally some sense

Keef said...

I have interviewed lots of people over the years... only recieved thank you email a few times and never hired a thank you note emailer. maybe I'm doing it wrong




But you're a NYer. Makes cents*.

ToddPacker said...

"i also think flossing is not "necessary"

kill me on that too

cmon bring it"

gross, you gotta floss

El Padrino said...

"what agency?"

IMR, International Market Recruiters

El Padrino said...

however if i were desperate for a job like meiz maybe i would resort to sending a note

it cant hurt right
that's what your sayin

ToddPacker said...

"But you're a NYer. Makes cents*."

yeah, but the people that I interviewed and didn't send thank you notes weren't nyers

Blue said...

like i said, maybe it's that way in NY.

El Padrino said...

"gross, you gotta floss"

fuck that

Blue said...

like i said earlier, it doesn't make me want to hire somebody more...but if two people are equal and i'm deciding between the two?

Blue said...

TP, do you give your interviewees your card?

Blue said...

i did have an interview once where I forgot the lady's name who was interviewing me...she didn't give me a card.

When i met with her boss, i couldn't remember her name, so was using a lot of generic references.

i didn't get that job

ToddPacker said...

"TP, do you give your interviewees your card?"

usually, sometimes I don't if I know there is no way I'm offering them a job

El Padrino said...

"but if two people are equal and i'm deciding between the two?"

are two people equal often?
would think that is rare

Blue said...

depends on the job.

are we talking about AP clerks? then yeah, they're the same a lot

Aitch said...

"I have interviewed lots of people over the years... only recieved thank you email a few times and never hired a thank you note emailer. maybe I'm doing it wrong"

That's why you don't get a vote.

Keef said...

he can vote now

Keef said...

Maybe blue didn't send a fank you note when he interviewed for the CFO spot

Blue said...

blue didn't get the interview even

Keef said...

fucked up

Blue said...

chilipotelay

Blue said...

bEAST

El Padrino said...

total recall is being re-made?

with Colin Farrel?

man wft is wrong with these people

El Padrino said...

technically chipolte is a beast because mc donalds made it a beast

Aitch said...

Colin Farrell is still alive?

Blue said...

if mickey d's thought it was such a beast, they wouldn't have sold it

El Padrino said...

it was a great idea, give that guy credit

he never has to write a thank you note for the rest of his life

Blue said...

just wish they made nachos

Blue said...

didn't realize that McDonalds jumped in when they only had 16 locations.

Blue said...

whoever Mickey D's M&A guy is, is a fucking genius

El Padrino said...

"didn't realize that McDonalds jumped in when they only had 16 locations."

16 to 500 under their watch

El Padrino said...

whoever Mickey D's M&A guy is, is a fucking genius

^this

Blue said...

granted they probably do a ton of small deals that never do really well, but all it takes is one

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have both just signed on for Dumb and Dumber 2"

yes!

Keef said...

verbal bitch slap, h? Really?

El Padrino said...

this davis kid needs to get his weight up for Association bsketball

Blue said...

davis was 6'2 2 years ago..

he'll be fine...he's camby in the pros, but with a better shooting touch

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is scheduled to be arraigned in Berrien County court today, after he was cited for possession of marijuana March 12 for the second time in less than a month."

8-8

/meiz

Keef said...

Cho is in Oakland

Blue said...

mike leshoure needs the pot for rehab of his knee

Keef said...

The San Francisco Giants have worked out a new contract for All-Star Matt Cain that will make him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in baseball history.



He's good, he's not grate* enough to be the highes paid RH in baseball history

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Matt Cain will enter the 2012 season as the richest right-handed pitcher in baseball.
Cain has agreed to a six-year contract that will guarantee him $127.5 million. He also will have a full no-trade clause and there is a vesting option for 2018 that could bring the deal to $141 million."

oh man

Spaceman Spiff said...

damn keef

Spaceman Spiff said...

lincecum turned down 100 milly, wonder how much he'll get now

Spaceman Spiff said...

weaver was fine with signing for less to stay with the angels at the time, but seeing stuff like this has got to sting a bit

Keef said...

school shooting in cali. cho is back

/LP

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Sahil Lavingia is 19 years old. By age 15 he was financially independent — he created 20 apps and made more than $100,000.

During his first semester at USC, Lavingia was contacted by Pinterest's founders. He dropped out of school to become a founding member of the site.

At the peak of the Pinterest craze last August, Lavingia walked away to start his own company.

Lavingia raised $1.1 million in four days and investors have offered him millions more since Gumroad's mid-February launch."

El Padrino said...

lincecum pissed

El Padrino said...

making apps is the golden ticket

El Padrino said...

U.S. regulators alleged a "wash trading scheme of massive proportion" by Royal Bank of Canada, which was accused in a lawsuit of unlawfully trading hundreds of millions of dollars in stock futures in order to get tax benefits. The bank denies wrongdoing."

oh shit

El Padrino said...

does jiminez speak the english?

Keef said...

No. He sends gracias letters

Blue said...

"does jiminez speak the english?"

yeah, he speaks good english

El Padrino said...

i have something signed by mickey mantle and i dont know if it's real

ns

El Padrino said...

worst album covers of all time

Keef said...

yeah, he speaks good english



hilarity

Blue said...

rudy ray moore's album cover is awesome

he's dolemite motherfucker

El Padrino said...

20-0

Blue said...

0%

El Padrino said...

piece

Spaceman Spiff said...

MLB suspends Ubaldo Jimenez five games and fines him an undisclosed amount

tem said...

fuck chapped lips

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Reds Sign Joey Votto to 10-Year $225 Million Extension"

Meiz said...

"however if i were desperate for a job like meiz maybe i would resort to sending a note"


Excuse me sir, I am not desperate for a job. I'm being proactive, because I will not have a job in probably October or November if I sit idly by like my co-workers are doing.

El Padrino said...

chicken cutles, pierogies, string beans, stella

beast

El Padrino said...

hot sauce on pierogies

just an ounce

det

El Padrino said...

bout to settle in for this RGIII gruden thing

Aitch said...

$300 tip today. That's what's up.

El Padrino said...

send me beer asshole

Meiz said...

Today sucked at work. It wasn't as bad as I expected, though. Hoping there isn't too much fallout from only having 2 people on staff today.

Aitch said...

No entiendo

El Padrino said...

gotta get an xbox feening right now

Aitch said...

Buddy of mine posted on Facebook yesterday that he was the new womens hockey coach at University of Phoenix. He got a bunch of congratulations. People are smrt*

Meiz said...

Hilarity

El Padrino said...

im no skunkpatch but this kid is impressive

El Padrino said...

stop ball son stop ball

El Padrino said...

bad foul young man

Keef said...

hot sauce on pierogies


Cmk outs salsa on pierogies. I don't understand you people. Enjoy the pierogie, don't put that shit on it

El Padrino said...

is that rod stricklan on calipari's staff?

El Padrino said...

kansas better slow the fuck down they cant run with the cats

El Padrino said...

salsa is over the top

hot sauce is ok

pollack

El Padrino said...

da hoppah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Padrino said...

people use sour cream no?
that shit cray

El Padrino said...

oh my god

kentucky is redonk

El Padrino said...

white guy on kansas keeps getting stripped

Aitch said...

That is one big whiteboy

Keef said...

salsa is over the top

hot sauce is ok



Basically the same thing

El Padrino said...

yeah chopped tomatoes, onions is the same as a lil bit of hot sauce

ToddPacker said...

"Basically the same thing"

not really

ToddPacker said...

"kentucky is redonk"

yeah, only benefit to uf choking to Louisville was that they didn't have to lose to uk for a 4th time this season

El Padrino said...

i want some ice cream now

El Padrino said...

i keep trying white wine

just dont get it

El Padrino said...

im ready for 2nd half

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