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Best Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Food?

Burgers
15
45%
Hot Dogs
8
24%
Some Yuppie BBQ Food Like Bison Kebabs Or Some Other $%*^
10
30%
 
Total votes : 33

5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 24, 2012 9:53 am

Just 7 more hours... and it's 4 days of Freedom... 7... more... hours...

News, Notes, & Nonsense:


- Nick Johnson hit 2 HR yesterday. He should be back on the DL any day now.

- There was a Tulo sighting. His owners have been patient, waiting for the dominant SS to yield the expected returns, and a HR with 4 RBI Wednesday night helped ease their tensions, like a young Vietnamese employee at a bath house; only they didn't have to pay extra.

- Like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it was 2 A-Bombs from A-Rod in the Bronx as the Yankees were finally able to beat the Royals. Very few things bring me as much joy as watching the Yankees in last place.

- Paul Konerko may have replaced Ben Zobrist as my Most Underrated Player in the MLB most deserving candidate. Dude is perennially drafted well below his production level, and is about as consistent as consistent gets. If he was on the Red Sox they'd be brandishing his plaque for Cooperstown already in Boston. It'd be right next to Will Middlebrooks'.

- B.J. Upton swiped his 10th bag of the season and despite missing a good chunk of April remains a strong candidate to steal 40 bases and approach 20 HR. He's also batting .300.

- Cole Hamels was very Cole Hamelsish against the Nationals, save the whole part where he intentionally plunks Bryce Harper and then talks about it after the game.

- Chris Sale was back to looking like Chris Sale, going 7 scoreless innings of 2 hit ball, fanning 6 against the hapless Twinkies. Sale's real test will come next week when he faces Tampa, who might bat Fred McGriff lead off, or maybe Kirby Puckett's ghost. Nothing would surprise me. Whoever bats there, they'll probably hit a Home Run while Maddon twiddles his fingers like an evil villain in his hipster glasses.

- Andrew Pettitte continued to pitch strong for the Yankees, who are going to need him to keep misremembering that he's 48 years old through the summer, if they wish to contend.

- Shields struck out 10 Blue Jays. 76 people watched the game.

- Closer controversy in Anaheim? Manager Mike Scioscia has publicly maintained that Scott Downs is his team's closer, but his actions are indicating what many bloggers are saying is the MLB's worst kept secret: that Ernesto Frieri, who has yet to surrender so much as a Hit since joining the team, is the team's new closer, and Downs has been relegated back to setup/LOOGY duty, who may occasionally see a Save Op. Does it even matter at this point? Is it just me or has everyone else spent 80% of their Adds this season on Relievers?


Today's Matchups:

DET: Verlander (5-1, 2.14 ERA)
CLE: Masterson (1-3, 5.04 ERA)

SD: Stults (0-0, 2.70 ERA)
NYM: Hefner (0-1, 2.25 ERA)

MIN: DeVries (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
CHW: Humber (1-2, 5.31 ERA)

ATL: Delgado (2-4, 4.26 ERA)
CIN: Bailey (2-3, 4.34 ERA)

LAA: Haren (1-5, 4.37 ERA)
SEA: Vargas (5-3, 3.34 ERA)

SF: Vogelsong (2-2, 2.27 ERA)
MIA: Sanchez (2-2, 2.32 ERA)

PHI: Blanton (4-4, 3.74 ERA)
STL: Westbrook (4-3, 2.41 ERA)
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 24, 2012 11:46 am

Well, with only 7 games going on today, I've got no pitchers going for me, and only 4 bats. Meanwhile I'm afforded the luxury of facing Justin Verlander, and my opp. has 7 bats going. :-S !+) Story of my life.
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 24, 2012 11:48 am

Who voted for the yuppie food? Reveal yourself!! Tell me all about the honey glazed, truffle oil moose anuses you grill up, and how delicious they are as you wash them down with your 22.4% ABV microbeer with its foreign name that is brewed in Wisconsin, you swanky, hip guy you. :-D
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby Fantasy GM » Thu May 24, 2012 2:37 pm

Verlander was throwing 102mph in the 8th inning today :-°. He was at around 110 pitches and struck out the side 1-2-3. It's unfair when he throw 3 100mph heaters and then drops a looping 83mph curveball at the knees for the K. The Tigers announcers felt bad for the Indians hitters.

There is an MLB commercial where he jokingly says he can throw 107mph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXtlFYG3sWE). If he ever became a closer...maybe 107's not so far-fetched? 8-o
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby Element » Thu May 24, 2012 2:54 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Who voted for the yuppie food? Reveal yourself!! Tell me all about the honey glazed, truffle oil moose anuses you grill up, and how delicious they are as you wash them down with your 22.4% ABV microbeer with its foreign name that is brewed in Wisconsin, you swanky, hip guy you. :-D


I've got some ribeyes all picked out. I chose Burger tho. :-°
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu May 24, 2012 3:30 pm

I voted chicken breast on a kaiser and corn on the cobb.
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby fade2red » Thu May 24, 2012 4:36 pm

Just Anibal for me tonight...

Anyone thinking about streaming Smyly tomorrow?
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby rjforlife » Thu May 24, 2012 4:44 pm

fade2red wrote:Just Anibal for me tonight...

Anyone thinking about streaming Smyly tomorrow?



Nope. He isn't trustworthy right now.
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby BChinly » Thu May 24, 2012 4:44 pm

fade2red wrote:Just Anibal for me tonight...

Anyone thinking about streaming Smyly tomorrow?


Against Minnesota? of course B-)
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Re: 5/24 Cheering, Venting, & I Can Smell MDW

Postby Skin Blues » Thu May 24, 2012 4:46 pm

fade2red wrote:Just Anibal for me tonight...

Anyone thinking about streaming Smyly tomorrow?

I've had Smyly going all year in my AL Only. I'm thinking about changing my team logo to a picture of Guy Smiley, actually.
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