Just saw “The Blind Side.” A little on the ABC After School Special end of the things, but I was impressed with Ms. Bullock’s transformation. Normally when the bubbly Meg Ryan/ Doris Day type goes all tough-girl on us, it feels contrived. But she didn’t flinch and I totally bought it.
Steve, have you tried “Let it Be – Naked?” [pauses for the jokes] I liked it so well that I threw away the original. To me, that’s the real LIB album now. I know that’s blasphemy to some purists, but I think this is the rare occassion where messing with the original was the right thing to do. Especially since it was under the guidance of Paul (and I think George and Ringo are on record as loving it. At least Ringo is. I think.)
Don’t care for Across the Universe (I know, also blasphemy) or The Long and Winding Road, but the rest of the album ranks very high for me.
My Top 5
1. Abbey Road
2. The White Album (my special version, which deletes a few disasters like No. 9)
3. Rubber Soul
4. Let it Be – Naked
5. Sgt. Pepper (Ugh, feeling a pang of regret for placing Pepper so low, but I’ll… let it be)
Bobby does it again. I really hope this is his last year.
“Proctor was OK. This field is so tough; it’s like lightning on the ground. But he threw good. His arm strength and everything was good again. Chavez was victimized the same way – bunts, the little ground balls… I think he’s thrown better the last two times out. He’s given up a ton of runs, but he’s throwing strikes. … He’s throwing better. Believe it or not, with the stats – if you’re going to look at them, you’d say ‘you’re nuts.’ But he’s throwing much better. He’s in the strike zone better.”
Because being in the strike zone is the main thing about not giving up runs.
Was Bobby this homeristic (I promise it’s a word, no need to look it up) last Spring Training or is he getting worse with age? I don’t know who I hope fills the last bullpen spot. Not Chavez or Jo Jo…or Proctor. This article made me more excited than ever!
Bobby as a “Homer” is what gives him his considerable reputation as a “players manager”. He always has their back. That’s why we always hear players say they love playing for him. I’m ok with him not knocking a kid who had a bad day in ST.
Tcc, I respect that about Bobby, but you don’t have to sugarcoat to be supportive.
“________ had a rough one today, but he’s a hard worker and we expect him to bounce back.”
“Yeah, _______ isn’t finding his groove right now. Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug, I guess.”
Telling lies that disrespect the game and insult everyone’s intelligence:
“I thought his pitches were great. Those last four homers weren’t hit well at all. His fast ball really hit the bats with a lot of zip, you could tell by the sound. Got some unlucky calls on the 6 of the 7 walks. Reminds me of Greg Maddux.”
“_______ struck out 4 times, but boy, those swings, if they HAD made contact, you’re talking about a whole different outcome.”
Steve’s being sarcastic…right? If I were a struggling player I would appreciate the skipper not bashing my performance. However, I would also be mortified by some of his exaggerations and embellishments.
I would like to see the total sample of before and after stats both from players who left Bobby’s leadership and went to other teams, and from guys who left other teams and came here. If Bobby makes the stats better beyond normal trending for player development and aging, I’ll eat my hat.
Hey guys! Despite it taking me a whole day to read up the comment section. I will make a valiant effort to make my presence known. Anyway going to opening day with 17 of my friends and we (me in particular) were curious when BP starts? Also I cant wait for the overly optomistic but pleasing prediction show. Is it this week!?!
“However, I would also be mortified by some of his exaggerations and embellishments.”
This is my feeling exactly.
There are things about Bobby that I love, and I’m not about to go on a bashing spree. Just need to get numb to it, or try to consider it endearing. But I’ve been incredibly diappointed in it this spring. It makes him seem silly and clownish.
But I’m board for the Bobby’s Last Dance, 100%. I think the effect will be positive on the whole. But I will be very relieved when the new manager is announced and his retirement is completely assured.