Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Letter

Dear Alex,


I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me lately. I don't want to weigh in on whether or not you did anything wrong, in all actuality I don't care. We all do stupid things sometimes and we all need to be forgiven for them. I used to think that the world of baseball had no bearing on me or my life, but boy was I wrong. It was only a few days ago that I would look around and everything was like a mirror. My face was everywhere. I was shamed, I was being noticed by people who never even knew who I was before. But then you stepped right into the line of fire and quite possibly saved my career. I mean I was on the outs. I was on the way out. I had one foot out the door and people were pushing me out, but then you....you magnificent gentleman stepped in and saved me. I have seen the light and its name is Alex.

Very truly and thankfully yours,
Riley Cooper










Stupid ESPN Headlines

McGwire: 'Wish I was never a part' of PEDs - really? no shit Sherlock, I thought it was your proudest moment. Boy am I dumb.


How does a legally blind writer cover the Reds? Hal McCoy found a way. - Fucking Rick Reilly. Umm, the guy has someone tell him what is happening. He isn't deaf, it isn't rocket science.


Stewart breaks right leg in wreck, has surgery - Could you be a little more specific about which Stewart?





80 comments:

Aitch said...

Tem is angry this morning.

tem said...

car talk:

the salesman's job is to screw you over. best bet is to go to one place and get the best deal that you can then go to another place and ask them to beat that deal. repeat until you are satisfied.

tem said...

"Tem is angry this morning."

i thought i was in a jovial mood.

Jugdish said...

i kept telling him i wanted a 60 month loan and he would go back and forth between the 60 and 72 month.

BLUE said...

"thanks! i don't like the haggling much either. i want my monthly payment in a certain range, so they just wanted to add months onto the loan. that wasn't the number i wanted to change."

The process is flawed to begin with, they know you're looking for a "payment" so they don't talk about the price of the car. They screw with financing etc.

The last car we bought (also an SUV) they kept bringing us numbers with financing rates at like 8% so the payment was ridiculous. I told them I could get financing at 3.9% from our bank (which was sort of a lie), and then they magically could match that number.

BLUE said...

The question I always ask, what's the best price you can give me on the car, regardless of payment. Maybe i'm going to pay cash. Then work the financing from there.

If you know how much car you can afford, and have a pretty good idea what kind of rate you should get. Do the math online and know what your payments should be. Then go in and negotiate the price of the vehicle, not the payments, the payments will fall in line.

BLUE said...

of course all of that is easier said than done

BLUE said...

NEM is getting kilt today, no new car I guess

BLUE said...

stock got downgraded.

I can hold it for awhile, it will come back

Jugdish said...

that's kind of what i tried to do, i tried to get him to come down on the discount. he added 500 to my trade in, then added months onto the load to try to bring the number down.

we are fine with the EX model, but yesterday looked at the EX-L just to see what we could get on it.

BLUE said...

salesman tricks

Jugdish said...

we were 1800 apart, so i pulled a keef and walked away. i did my research on the car, he could have come down 1800.

BLUE said...

I don't get the stock market. I was looking at Jamba Juice. They had an earnings call yesterday, their year over year profit is up 51% and their stock is down 12% today.

lucky I didn't buy any

El Padrino said...

Still value in holding NEM. They missed earnings from impairment charges. True EPS was good. Beat estimates. People are profit taking today. The spike in gold during the 2nd quarter hurt them but that was priced in.

I'm very bullish on NEM. Speculative of course but the numbers make sense. And I think gold rebounds in the 4th quarter......

BLUE said...

i'm still holding, they got downgraded today

it was a 9-12 month investment, so i'm not too worried about it.

tem said...

"NEM is getting kilt today, no new car I guess"

i almost boat some yesterday, but the price went up and so I boat coke instead.

El Padrino said...

Jamba.

Analysts expected better numbers. It missed those estimates. So institutions are dumping it.

El Padrino said...

I think getting in early on JMBA is smart though. Potentially a major beverage player in the us market with potential for overseas growth.

Healthy is in. Maybe here to stay.

Keef said...

Cokehead

Jugdish said...

Healthy is in. Maybe here to stay.


^^^^^

/Rev

Keef said...

Obamer is speaking at cmk's hike school today

tem said...

cmk is still in hike school?

Keef said...

Yep

Aitch said...

"so I boat coke instead."

Keith beat me to the joke.

Aitch said...

Fuck Obamer!

Hi FBI/NSA!

Jugdish said...

wall

El Padrino said...

Can't stop watching NFL network

Jugdish said...

ive been watching a lot of shark week

Keef said...

I've been watching a lot of Disney Channel

Jugdish said...

i imagine that is in my very near future

BLUE said...

we watch a lot of Disney junior.

when we were at the beach, there was no Disney junior so the kids started watching regular Disney. Some of those shows are godawful

Dog with a Blog, Jessie, shake it up.

Aitch said...

"ive been watching a lot of shark week"

Apparently lots of people were pissed about that Megalodon mockumentary on Sunday night.

BLUE said...

how can they have shark week without sharknado

Jugdish said...

Apparently lots of people were pissed about that Megalodon mockumentary on Sunday night.


i watched it, it was entertaining. i didn't believe it was true, but they did a good yob making it seem like it was until the disclaimer at the end

Jugdish said...

how can they have shark week without sharknado



sharknado 2 will be in nyc...careful Lp

tem said...

syfy will probably show it this week.

BLUE said...

ww2 according to facebook

El Padrino said...

No Nick Jr.?

BLUE said...

we watch nick junior some too, kids are kind of over the nick junior shows though

Keef said...

Dog with a Blog, Jessie, shake it up.



Jessie is ok. But yeah, dog with a blog is terrible

tem said...

new low for lov.

Jugdish said...

uncle andy will be watching those shows soon as well

BLUE said...

Jessie is tolerable, that chick has decent knockers

Keef said...

new low for lov.




Should we talk taxes

Jugdish said...

Hasan has never denied carrying out the attack, and the facts of the case are mostly settled. But while Hasan characterized his actions as an act of holy war, the Obama administration has called the massacre an act of "workplace violence," refusing to classify it as terrorism.



riiiiiight

BLUE said...

EP, hit me with a good bank stock

tem said...

C

tem said...

i don't even know what stock C is.

i think it might be Citi though.

BLUE said...

I had C.

it was awesome for me, I bought it at like $5/share in like 2008ish, and sold at $30/share.

tem said...

good job

tem said...

i am good at stock picks from 2008

tem said...

did that patriots guy get found not guilty yet?

tem said...

effing IRS. just waited on hold for 35 minutes then they hang up on me.

tem said...

that was after days of calling and getting a message like "sorry but we have too many people calling so we aren't even going to try to answer you. call back tomorrow."

BLUE said...

a guy who used to work for me, works in the office of the general counsel for the IRS, he said it's crazy there right now

BLUE said...

he's pretty fresh out of law school and they reassigned him to work on all this scandal stuff, so he's pretty excited.

BLUE said...

good job not buying NEM

today is brutal

BLUE said...

passed the first section of the CPA.

booyah

Aitch said...

Nice, Blue! Congrats, homie!

BLUE said...

now just 3 more to go

BLUE said...

thanks H

BLUE said...

so johnny football is pretty much fucked right?

tem said...

Yeah

The Meiz said...

Work didn't suck today. Sound the alarms.

The Meiz said...

Who wants to commish the LOV Keepers? I do not.

BLUE said...

Football?

Keef said...

Not it. You guys quit leagues that I commish

tem said...

The soccer league?

The Meiz said...

Definitely football

Aitch said...

Wall

Jugdish said...

Lp

Jugdish said...

we haven't received an official notification, but it looks like they are reducing our furlough from 11 days to 6 days. that would make next Monday our last furlough day...good news.

Jugdish said...

and the honda guy called back last night and wants me to come back in today...they said they think they found a buyer for my truck and he thinks he can get the numbers i want on the pilot

Aitch said...

Nice

Aitch said...

Aren't you glad you walked away?

Jugdish said...

yes...i think keef was onto something there

BLUE said...

magically this buyer appeared

tem said...

"and the honda guy called back last night and wants me to come back in today...they said they think they found a buyer for my truck and he thinks he can get the numbers i want on the pilot"

1 day bet that it is a bait and switch and the buyer falls through and he'll get close to the numbers you want but not really there.

honestly why do you need to go there to talk about it? that is what phones are for. he wants you in there because if you go there he knows you really want the car and he can sell it to you for a price higher than the one you are telling him you want.

BLUE said...

Go

Jugdish said...

im not too worried about it. we drove the ex-l the other day and if he can't get the number im looking for then no worries

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