Aw Hammy…you’ve come so far this season! Martin Prado MVP indeed! I say Gonzalez is the LVP for the series for sure. Conrad’s errors were way easier to swallow than his lame attempt (or lack there of) to run to first base with an elimination game on the line…NO EXCUSE! Still mad…can you tell?
Hey Mara – I considered Gonzo for LVP, but his 2 run double in game 2 just wouldn’t let me do it. And he was pretty stellar in the field as well. Remember, he played half of 3rd base for Troy on Monday night as well.
Anyone have thoughts on how game 3 (ALCS) will go tonight? I think Cliff Lee dominates. Curt is pretty sure it goes the other way.
I would like Norton. He has a good sense of humor, which they say is a sign of a good teacher. Not because being funny while you teach is so great (though it is), but humorous minds are well equipped to teach anecdotally.
Fellas – finally got a chance to listen to the show last night on my way home from work. The nostalgia and good feelings about this past season were just great – I had a mini-smile on my face the whole drive.
Bub – personality chart – don’t know how you’re listing your eleven by rank. Having nothing to do with playing the game, but just on personality: my zero personality ranking is Jason Heyward and my 10 personality ranking is Peter Moylan. (11 is, of course, his change-up, Dave.)
Anne, I meant KK was my favorite and on down to Venters being my 11th favorite. I forgot about Peter.
I miss Ohman.
I guess I hope the Yankees go on and lose, but I have this fantasy where the Yankees buy 3 championships in a row and the outcry is enough to force action.
But it’s a dumb fantasy. Even if the machine/empire could be beaten that way, you just CAN’T buy championships in baseball, period. Even if the Yankees got so good they won 75% of their games – that’s 120 wins per year!! – they would still have to defeat a team that won 60% of their games in a 7-game series. It’s still a coin toss. It’s still a game where 2 hits in ten tries means you go back to the minors and 3 hits in ten tries gets you in the hall of fame. It’s SO impossible to separate the best team from the second best in 7 games under those conditions.
So all the Yankee travesty really gets you is a perpetually frozen American League East.
I don’t even get the sense that there is an outcry. There might be some under the breath mumbling about what the Yankees do, but with revenue sharing these small teams are content to sit back and make money by not fielding a team. I wish we had owners like the Yanks. Win at any cost. Literally. I can’t fathom owning a professional sports team and having no desire to win. Why even do it? Where is your spirit? Where is your commitment to your fans? (And I’m not even talking about Liberty). If I’m a Royals fan, I would boycott that team until it was sold. It’s disgraceful. I hate the Yankees, but they have the cash and they sure as hell spend it on fielding that team to win championships, not the wild card.
Would you guys trade JJ to get a bat? Seems to be a lot of chatter around to that end lately.
I don’t fault the Yankees’ ownership at all. They’re playing within the system. I do hate the system, though. You can’t have a team with full of all stars and still pretend you’re providing a great product for the fans (other than the lucky ones that happen to root for that team).
BTW, “Seven Samurai” isn’t just some art flick you’re supposed to like. It’s actually way good.
I was watching some Harold Lloyd films with my kids the other night. I don’t know if anyone knows him, but he is truly amazing. Just poetic. It’s old black and white silent stuff, like Buster Keaton. The kids couldn’t stop laughing.
Curt, I totally forgot about Lives of Others. Writing it down again…
JJ for a bat… depends on the bat. I know we can’t get 2009 value for Jurrjens, but I would not trade him for much less. I’m afraid the same reasons we’d even think about letting him go (2009 Peripherals suggest a career year, Boras, injury concern ever since his days with Detroit, weight gain) are the reasons we would not get a huge return. Taking a chance that he’d return to good/great form with the Braves might be the best gamble with JJ. It reminds me of Soriano: good when healthy. Some question his drive. But Soriano did a nice job with the Rays, so…
Even after all the offensive woes, I still would rather have a great rotation than lose a top pitcher for a bat.
Netflix includes “Steamy” in its descriptors of Lives of Others. Which is another way of saying it is now in my queue.
Is Netflix a status symbol? I really kind of hope so. It should be. It’s a very grown up way of arranging your evening enertainment, don’t you think? It says, “I know what I want, and I’ve known it for three days.” Most of the people I know who have their lives in order do Netflix. My friend who still bounces checks and wears socks that don’t match, he goes to the video store.
Well, I’m claiming it for my status symbol. My car is dumb. My apartment is good, but sheesh, I’ll turn 40 without a mortgage (and not in the good way…), I wear Hawaiian shirts under a jacket in the winter. Those little red envelopes are all I got.
Bub, I’m on the Netflix three-at-a-time plan, appropos of nothing, other than everyone now knowing that I spend more on at-home movies than Curt’s wife. I love it, too. BONUS – live streaming via Wii.
I rarely watch week-to-week shows and prefer to catch up to them later via Netflix. Caught up with last season’s Dexter and 30 Rock, and the finale of The Tudors. Tis the season: tonight am watching Nosferatu the Vampyre, Herzog’s 1979 remake. :30 in and it’s not looking worth my time. I have lines to memorize, anyway…Go Braves (in 2011)!
Are you a fan of the K. Branagh Hamlet? I rented it and liked what I could understand, but I think I’ll have to just buy it and watch it with subtitles a few times. I figure it’ll be worth it to do a little work to get acquainted with the full length Hamlet. (that’s what she said…)
I have to say, though, Jack Lemmon was a big distraction to me. As was Keanu (rolls eyes) in Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing. I know it sells tickets, but I wish they’d stick to the Brits in Shakespeare movies unless the actor has serious stage chops. (Though, Denzel was good in M.A.A.N.)
You did NOT say “Go Yankees”…you’re fired. Not fun seeing Frenchy in the WS but I do like his beard and I got a ton “o” respect for Josh Hamilton. So I’m kinda excited. Now if the Giants can win tonight I’ll be super stoked.
Anne, the Rev and I catch up on Dexter on Netflix. That and Mad Men. My 5 year old knows how to work the ‘flix on the wii. Anywho…go Braves! And Giants!
Hey guys – been buried in work hell. Sorry to have missed the last few days.
Bub – the player personality list is sorely missing Hinske. I’d have him and Ross in the top 3.
Curt – trading JJ scares the hell out of me. I like all the pitching. And no Medlen for essentially all of 2011 leaves me more uneasy.
Go Rangers! So happy to see the Yankees go down. So, so, so satisfying. Way worth Frenchy in the WS as a result. So, can the Giants pull out another win? I don’t think so. I think they are done. And then, Rangers in 6 over the Phils. You heard it here first.
Leah, the Auburn game was awesome to watch. My first full game look at Cam. If they can get past Bama in T Town, I gotta think they’re the best in the country.
Can’t understand them not being ranked #1. No SEC team, undefeated, should be behind anybody at this point in the season. I mean, it’s a down year for the conference, but not in the West. 5 ranked teams in the West, and that’s with them all beating each other up.
If Auburn gets the BCS Championship and the Heisman the year after Bama got both, that would be a helluva thing.
I kind of was asking if you pull for Auburn at all, as in AT LEAST behind MSU. Wasn’t sure if #45 was a hint that you weren’t that excited.
Cool thing would be if Auburn won the BCS this year and then both schools met undefeated in a sort of tie breaker next year. Pretty unlikely I suppose, since Ingram (and Richardson? and Julio Jones? and McElroy?) will be gone. Will Cam Newton hang around another year?
Also, have you noticed that “I and Love and You” sounds a lot like a 70′s album? I mean, not just the songs themselves, but the sound of the production. I’m sure it was on purpose, especially since the album cover looks 100% like it was ripped out of that decade.
You know, when you consider that 8* teams per year get to the MLB playoffs, Atlanta winning 1 in 14 doesn’t sound quite as failing. I mean, if they’d just won ONE more championship, it would actually be about right, share-wise.
*since ’95, so, for most of Atlanta’s reign, there were 8 per year.
Ouch my soul hurts now. I just looked up the ’96 Series. We outscored the Yankees 16 to 1 in the first two games. In Yankee Stadium.
What the HELL happened???
That’s the most depressing thing I’ve ever forgotten and then remembered. Should have left that one where my psyche had put it: blocked behind the same Spirit Wall as the Carter presidency and the movie “The Wiz.” Damn Wikipedia.
Thanks guys. I thought I’d stop using Mara Wanna. Some studies say it’s bad for you and it also stinks up your house.
Bub, that is a fantastic video. I just love it. Would you be surprised to hear we’re headed to Ashville for the New Year again? Maybe I’ll see Cledus! Also, did you hear the newest slogan for AU ? “War Cam Eagle” Pretty funny. Go Braves!
No, it’s not like that. I’d just barely heard of him before this year and I’ve been to Asheville a few times.
The story goes: he wrote stories that were fictional, but biographical in that they covered his young life in Asheville pretty closely. The townspeople in his stories were thinly veiled real citizens of the town and this caused a stir, as he viewed the town with a critical eye.
So I would be curious to know if there’s still any local buzz by direct descendants, etc.
You already read my favorite novel. I require no further pentance.
“That’s the most depressing thing I’ve ever forgotten and then remembered.” I really liked that.
So, I just read this: “They are not a good defensive team. They aren’t a patient team at the plate. They don’t steal bases. They can hit home runs from No. 1 to No. 8 in the order, but otherwise, they aren’t a particularly good offensive team. So, how do they win? They are a tough, gritty team that is all about character, diverse personalities and great starting pitching.” – Tim Kurkjian describing the Giants made the postseason.
I know it’s time to stop the coulda’s/shoulda’s but damn that sounds like the Braves.
It does sound like the Braves. Maybe the experience will be enough to push next year’s version a step further. (Anyone notice the Phils are stepping the other way? WS Win, WS Loss, NLCS Loss… next year a first round loss? And then, bye-bye Oswalt & Hello Ryan Howard’s Albatross Years)
So, I just joined the video game revolution and bought the $99 PS2 and MLB 10 the Show. My first Chipper Jones at bat and he’s running out a grounder and I’m wincing and curling my toes as he goes across the bag, waiting for Video Chipper to grab his hammy. True story. I might have to play as a different team or I’m gonna have problems.
Bub – that’s pretty funny. We recently just got a cheap PS2 and MLB10 The Show as well. It’s pretty great. But how is it that Major League Baseball pronounces our starting 2nd basemen as Martin instead of Marteen. Shameful.
Bub – good call on Renty. I’m a little torn because my 10 year old has decided that the Rangers are his 2nd favorite team. He loves Ian Kinsler (from watching Quick Pitch highlights). But I really find myself pulling for the Giants.
Juan Uribe has got to be like 45, right? He looks really old.
Leah – that’s funny about the winking. I saw that too. What the heck is that? Does he just wink normally, like it’s a tick or something? Or does he do it for the camera (which would be a horrendous answer, I mean who winks anymore?).
Giants win tonight. And Nolan Ryan looks even more grim in the stands, if that’s possible.
Bub – why were you listening on the radio? No TV or just a preference?
It’s crazy in Atlanta radio-wise. There are two main sports AM stations: 790AM and 680AM. Neither had the World Series on last night. I assume it was on one of the “sister stations” to 680, which is about impossible to get at night in the city.
I pay the 20 clams a year to get the audio to any game from mlb.com. It’s nice to get a break from the ATL broadcasts once in a while, especially if I can get Vin Scully for a Dodgers game, or like to listen to really grumpy broadcasters (Cubs) when Atl’s kicking someone’s butt. I’m sure you know this, but some broadcasters are willing to be critical of their teams and that’s always refreshing too.
Not that I don’t like Powell & Sutton, cuz I really do, but sometimes they go one prune-tini over the line and I gotta switch.
It’s also interesting to see your team from an outsider’s perspective, hear them talking about Heyward, about the pitching rotation, about how tough it is coming to Turner field when you really need to pick up some wins, etc. They way they still get nervous when Chipper’s up to bat no matter what kind of year he’s having. Etc.
The Giants just look like the better team, don’t you think? And that’s not a question I expected to pose when this series started. And how about Renteria
? Not only his bat, but his glove tonight. Unbelievable.
Steve, I think they “look” (I’m on radio) better, but I also think that’s the nature of the postseason. You have two teams brand new to the WS. The first team to feel the heat was bound to tighten up. And if the first team to go ahead is playing at home, they’re bound to gain a ton of confidence in a hurry.
Remember the Braves in May & June? How it seemed like they couldn’t lose? Confidence & Rhythm are such big deals in baseball.
If the Giants pull it off, they should send Brian McCann a ring. I just don’t believe, talent wise, what’s unfolding makes much sense. Love it, though.
“I just don’t believe, talent wise, what’s unfolding makes much sense.”
9 freaking runs tonight. I’ve become a big ol’ Giants ho-bag since they moved on to the Phillies. And, let me say it again – the miserable Nolan Ryan face is just priceless. I have nothing against him and I’m not trying to be mean it’s just off the charts.
Curt, my mother took me to see COTT at the movie theatre – the first one she ever took me to if I remember right. I had Medusa nightmares for weeks, but every time I woke up from them, I would stay scared for about 3 seconds before breaking into raptures over how cool the dream was.
Ok Mr. Alicious, I’ve come to a conclusion. You mentioned my reading your favorite novel and I’ve decided it’s your turn. It’s not my very very favorite, nothing compares with Austen, but I think you will really dig “Last Days of Summer” by Steve Kluger. So as soon as you’ve watched Curt’s movie you have to read it. It’s your penance. And remember …”The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
— Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)
Alright, if we’re talking favorite novels, two immediately come to mind for me:
“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irvin is my favorite of all time. Could not love that book more. It is a big reason my wife and I got married (b/c on our first date we discussed our undying love for that book).
A more recent addition to my favorite is “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Phenomenal.
So, now that the Rangers showed they could actually win a game, do you think they are the favorites once again? I still think the Giants will take it. In 6.
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly close”, I know I’ve read that. Is it about a boy who walks around NYC after his dad died on 9/11?
I didn’t get to watch the game last night. Glad the rangers are showing life.
Oh, Leah, you wouldn’t ask me to read if you saw my list for Lit Crit. @400 pages per week, and about 3/4 of it is almost inpenetrable(sp?). I wouldn’t wish Jacques Derrida on a Mets fan.
Curt, I haven’t read TSAR, but my best (and most well read) friend says it’s the shizz.
Steve, that’s a cool story; you and your wife & Owen Meany. That’s the stuff. Getting married over a book > getting married over a movie.
I had to film a halloween themed wedding today. They wrote their own vows. The bride’s began with “Ever since you knocked me up…”
Noone laughed. And the pause for laughter quickly became of a pause of not knowing if she should keep reading or not. Un. Com. For. Table. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add laugh tracks to the video to make a joke of it or if it’s better to show it in all its unnerving horror.
Two+ hours of film to go through. Miles to go before I sleep.
Bub – that story about the wedding vows is awesome. I for one vote for no laugh track. They’ll want to see it in its true and horrifying glory, I think.
There was a great shot of Bochy in the dugout after Posey hit his homer in the 8th. A sly smile on his face that said, as I interpret it, him thinking to himself, “holy sh*t, we’re really going to win this World Series.”
What a performance by the Giants. And Bumgarner. Unreal. The dude’s got “bum” in his name for God’s sake and he’s putting up these kinds of numbers in the post seaston. Impressive.
Bub, I give you until January 1, 2011. That’s the best I can do…some things just can’t be helped. The wedding story is quite hilarious and I’m with Steve or maybe you should insert the scariest scream known to man. Only in AL…and/or MS.
Hey guys, just caught up on the show. Good stuff, as usual. Steve, #142, Bochy is awesome. Bub, I know my Volunteers gave you something to smile about on that 3rd Saturday in October. Quite a year for us Vol fans. Getting trucked by Georgia, Alabama, and Spurrier all in the same month. Plus the month started with us putting 13 guys on the field to save the Mad Hatter. Ouch. You know your team is bad when they have had trouble getting 11 players on the field all year. You’d think that might be something you go over in preseason practice. Now we get to sit back and wait for more sanctions in December from the NCAA. Go Vols. My only hope is for a Falcons playoff run. Is it Spring Training time yet?
BTW, Cam Newton is a Manbeast. Auburn deserves this year after the 2004 fiasco. Undefeated, SEC, how do you not play for the Championship.
“Undefeated, SEC, how do you not play for the Championship”
That was highway robbery.
Iron Bowl of a lifetime shaping up if the Tide can get past LSU and Leah U.
Nate, good to hear from you again. I was just telling my dad that I think Tennessee is tradition-rich enough to weather the storm. Hang in there. A year ago, Auburn was supposedly on a spirial, living in UA’s shadow again, joke of a coach, blah blah blah. Look at ‘em now. (Dammit).
It’s really bad to get familiar with the Wilhelm scream. It can totally mess with your viewing experience. When it was just an industry inside joke, part of the reason it was funny is that you can’t just naturally notice it. But it got leaked and now people look for it and memorize it, etc.
We’ve had a nice long look at post-surgery Moylan. How do we feel about him as a reliever next season? I’ve been meaning to bring it up for a while. He came out of nowhere, and I believe he’s headed back there. I think it’s gotten in his head, and I think the league/ division is picking up his delivery fairly easily. How much will he cost? With Wren’s history concerning veteran relievers, I think he might be going bye bye.
I don’t think bringing back Moylan is a HUGE priority. It would be nice because the guys all like him, but it seems weird to think of him as the veteran leader out there. IMO, the veteran leader should be one of the better relievers of a bullpen, and I think Venters, Kimbrel, Dunn, and maybe even EOF are better than Moylan. Not to mention you get Meds back by the end of the year.
This Giants team reminds me of that D’backs team that won it all. I think it was 2001. Not a very impressive lineup at all, but 2 very, very good starters. Matt Cain really impressed me this postseason, and although he looks like something you might see at Bonnaroo, Lincecum is one of the best in the league.
Looking back, I wish it had gone seven games and the Giants won. I like the Rangers alright and I hate it that they finally got there and had such a poor showing. And I hate that Texas fans might make more out of it than is realistic; meaning that the fans will think the Rangers failed in some big way. It’s so luck & momentum driven in the post.
If you really, REALLY wanted to have a World Series that determined the best team in baseball,
1. Play a 140-something game schedule where every team in each league plays every other team that league the same exact amount of games.
2. Let the best records from each league play each other in a 21 game World Series.
First to win 11 games is the champ.
No system is perfect, but I think that would end up with the best team in baseball being the champions 75+% of the time.
Heh, what’ya know. They’re behaving over there. Euphoria?
I’m ready to go back to having a king already. Can I be the first one, though? I’m pretty sure I can make everybody happy. Well, maybe not, but I’ll get rid of everybody who’s not happy under my rule, so in the end it works out.
Steve, since you’ve joined me in the Great PS2 Gen X Revival, you might try Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition, if you and your boy like racing games at all. Nice to look at, not hard to control, family friendly, the manual is helpful. It’s kind of a laid back game, I mean for a racing game. Racing at midnight in the rain in Tokyo is pretty gorgeous.
Curt, I hear ya. I even know some from tonight’s winning party who hoped the wins wouldn’t be so big that the hard times of the next two years would cost them the pres. election. Isn’t that some goofy logic?
I’m going to go out on a limb (because I never, ever make drastic resolves on this site) and say that if the Braves/Liberty/Wren can’t come up with something nice to put on the field this time around, I’m giving it up.
What did Wren MEAN when he said he would get us a big bat two or three years ago? Why did he say that? He said he’d fix the rotation, and he did. Then he said he’d get us a big bat, and he never did. Was it Troy Glaus? Was that the gleam in Bobby’s eye during the Vazquez(?) press confrence about getting some offense? Now I think that look was supressed laughter.
So ridiculous. I’m not asking for someone elite, but dang, the outfield is so, so bad, and we’re gonna have a daisy fresh rookie at a power spot in the infield. How about Cory Hart? Josh Willingham? Cody Ross? This window of Hanson, Heyward, Jurrjens, Prado, & McCann all being affordable won’t last forever.
PLEASE tell me he isn’t going to let another winter go by without getting a well-above-league-average bat for the middle of the order. No lead off guy and no slugger, how long will this go on?
Leah, I expect the great Heyward is the real one for three reasons:
1. The walk rate. That’s what separates the boys from the men; a guy who is swinging at strikes and not at balls. And on top of that, he got robbed a TON on balls being called strikes. If umpires start to give him a little break (he could help that himself by not acting a fool), he’ll be even better.
2. The great Heyward is the one indicative of his minor league dominance. When he was beasting at the major league level in April, it still never exceeded the predictions.
3. No matter how much potential a rookie hitter shows, it’s still a hard year. But even with his struggles, he put up something crazy like 5 WAR (somebody check me on that), and that was with a busted thumb.
I think he’ll be a beast. But putting the offensive weight of the team on his shoulders would be a bad, bad idea.
I also expect he’ll be an injury risk most of his career. I mean, he has been for all of his minor league career and had assorted injuries as a rookie.
I read an article about colby rasmus being a guy the Braves might go after. might have been DOB that wrote it. apparently he doesn’t get along with LaRussa, and he is a huge Braves fan growing up in Georgia. He has pretty decent numbers, young guy, but it would require a trade, and the article discussed JJ or Prado having to be the jump off point in that deal.
I just picked up the 2-disc version of It’s A Wonderful Life that has a new colorized version on one of the disc. Now, I love B & W films and I’ve cursed at the t.v. plenty over those super-saturated colorized atrocities that flooded the tube in the 80′s and 90′s, HOWEVER, this looks really, really nice.
It isn’t flawless, a few of the colors look suspicious. But I never minded that you could tell something was up in the colorized versions, it was that it was so UGLY, like the films had been exposed to radiation, or they were trying to simulate the worst era of Technicolor.
Anyway, to me, it looks very pleasing. It’ll never replace the B&W, but I think I’ll watch it all the way through in color this year, and I’d have thought that was blasphemy before.
Leah, get it NOW. Christmas is magical all by itself. THIS will give you November Magic: a rarer wonder. (I’m so silly…)
The commentary track is very informing. Did you know they got the kid who voiced Andy to come back and voice college age Andy? How cool is that?!
Actually Sid has a cameo, too, as the garbage truck guy, and they got that kid to come back and do the grown Sid, too.
Any Kubrick fans? There’s this signature “dark expression” Kubrick got his characters to do where the face gets very still, and the eyes glance up through slightly angry eyebrows… they use that to show Buzz’s transition to the dark demo-version prison guard Buzz. Those guys at Pixar are steeped in film tradition, if anyone didn’t know.
It’s downloads (free) of John Cleese’s readings of The Screwtape Letters. It’s a shame this went out of print, and a bit of a mystery as it got a grammy nomination and was well reviewed and popular. Cleese is the perfect match for Lewis’s wit & whimsy. If the “mp3 hum” gets on your nerves, you can score used cassette versions of it pretty cheap online, though brand new ones go for as much as 2 thousand dollars. (Isn’t that insane?).
I got your email and replied. Believe me, you’re glad I dumped you. Saved you a slew of Arabic spam from a Canadian supplier of sex drugs. Figure that one out.
Advice for all: if you ever have to sign up for anything with your email addy and a password, don’t use the password for your email account. How I could have been so dumb is… well, no mystery, really.
(And no, I didn’t sign up for anything Arabic, or Canadian, or sexual… “nothing of a sexual nature I assure you” – Fletch)… I have learned that it’s common for shady pharmaceutical companies to invade someone’s email and spam all their contacts. How stupid is that? Anyway, I’m lucky it wasn’t a virus instead, I’m told. So never, ever do that. If you’re one of those peeps that has one password you use for everything, it would be far less risky to have a list of your passwords in your wallet/home than to use the same password over and over. At least that’s the word I’m getting from the dude who helped me get out of this jam.
Steve, I know, right? I watched it with my sister, managed to make it through the hand-holding inferno scene, but that damned pass-the-torch scene with Andy and Bonnie in her yard, I’m like, trying to position myself on the couch where my shaking lip isn’t showing.
Freaking Pixar. By the time Bonnie lifts up Woody’s hand to wave goodbye, I’m… this guy:
That poor guy. I actually saw that episode of Intervention (I’m addicted to that show…get it?). Definitely give Dominoes another go. OK…I’m going to buy TS3 asap. My kids are thanking you guys in their adorable little hearts. They just don’t know it. Speaking of adorable hearts, I was helping at my 5 year olds school and I over heard him telling his friends that I was the coolest Mom ever. Bliss.
Whatever wOBA is, Chipper Jones was the 9th best offensive 3rd basemen in it last year, even with his struggles. That makes me a little hopeful that with even a slight rebound next season, he might not be an albatross.
I’ve only had sushi twice. We had Korean neighbors when I lived in Auburn and they were forever having cook-outs involving sushi. They drove to Atlanta to get their groceries from a special store. It was all good stuff. Spicy, though.
Gosh, I miss living at those apartments. About 1/2 of the units were filled with international students and their families. There were three huge abandoned mattresses (not as ghetto as it sounds) on the lawn that young kids would play on and jump on during weekend mornings, and there would be 5 or more languages/accents represented in all the giggling and singing. I wish I had filmed some of it.
I’m in danger of becoming more addicted to Midnight Club than I am to the internet. Is it bad that I think of Carlos, the guy who runs the garage in this video game, as my friend? He’s very nice to me.
Do you guys follow bravesbuzztap? If they don’t stop cluttering up my feed with “all things Atlanta and sports and anything else we can think of” I might have to unfollow them. Also, what is this movie being filmed at the Ted?
Steve, that video response by Cleveland is strong to quite strong. Seriously Lebron, you’re a punk. You’re from my generation and I have so much more respect for Kevin Durant, even if he went to the OTHER UT. You’re a tool. What should I have done? Maybe don’t bask in your own narcissism after you FAILED and essentially gave up in the playoffs. You’re Joe Johnson with more endorsements. I watched Jordan. You’re nothing close. MJ would have dropped 40 on Boston multiple times and then made Kobe his pet. I’ve been drinking. I’ll stop here. Again, awesome video.
Leah, re: #229. Something seemed to change with bravesbuzztap and they went from linking only to Braves related stuff to seemingly every article that the AJC publishes. I unfollowed them yesterday. It was ridiculous.
And, here’s the movie info. They filmed a baseball scene this past Saturday afternoon and invited folks in to fill the stands and be extras: The movie is called “The Change-Up.” The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde. Reynolds and Wilde are expected to be at Turner Field for the filming. David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”) is directing. Which explains why both Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds were at game 3 against the Giants, come to think of it.
So Atlanta sportstalk radio is once again abuzz with the Andruw Jones and/or Frenchy returning to the Braves as a 4th outfielder next year. Speaking of shoot me. Andruw did hit 19 homers this year which I think was, outside of Heyward, more than our entire OF combined.
Will, I’m headed to the game tonight. Been to the AZ beat down and the SF and TB nailbiters. This one might be tough tonight, quoth the Ravens.
We were set to do a new show this weekend and then this week but Ham got food poisoning and Steve actually had to work, so it’s coming……at some point.
That would have been a very unpleasant podcast. Feel better soon Hammy!
Bub, we need a new topic of conversation. We’ve covered books, music, what else…oh yea, there was that time we discussed baseball for a bit.
Great googly gosh, run out and spend $5 on Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas on DVD (Wal Mart, of course – when I’m rich one day I will totally snub them, but until then…). Some top notch Jim Henson, and the special features are loaded.
Seriously…I told you days ago we new a new topic of conversation. You’re the clever one. Come up with something! Had you read “The Last Days of Summer” we’d have something to talk about. Who’s going to see Harry this weekend?
Bub, I was there for the Falcons/Ravens game and, to me, it was their first real win this season. It was a great atmosphere and a great game – other than the Falcons blowing another big lead. I think they are good, but not elite. I wouldn’t take them over the Giants or obviously the Eagles, who already blew them out. Prior to the Baltimore game, they had only really played 2 teams and lost both of those games – Pitt and Philly – and both were on the road. But they also struggled to beat Cincy, SF, and Cleveland. Not a murderers row. And they should have lost the game in NO. Guy missed a chip shot FG. On the road this Sunday at St Louis, which is a huge trap game I wouldn’t be surprised if they lost, and then home with GB. Then at TB, another tough game, and left still with a Monday night game in Atlanta with the Saints. And a trip all the way to Seattle. I think they are an 11-5 team. I think they win the South and maybe get a bye for the first round. But I think the best they do is NFC Championship game.
I was surprised that Heyward got wiped. It wasn’t even close. But Posey did it when he had to. Can we get credit for the Feliz award?
hmmm…not sure I agree. The thumb injury is unfortunate and of course it would be a different story had Mr. Thumbkin not been injured. Clutch in the midst of pressure as your team races to the finish line will beat out striking out looking the last month of the season regardless of injury. Although, I have no idea what I’m talking about.