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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. downs_chris

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    TM, what are you eating today?
     
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    today we are thinking kraze burger.

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  4. Sup2Dresq

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    Lunch is going to an Irish pub. Not sure if anything non liquid will be consumed. Maybe bangers and mash!?
     
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    Night court was good show. And the theme could pass as a porn song. But I think peoples court is by the best porn music to make it as a tv theme.
     
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    What?!?!? You people are going out for lunch?!?!? Haven't you heard the news?


    IT'S SNOWMAGEDDON PART DEUX!!!!!!!

    You should be running to the store as fast as you can and stock up on:
    1. Milk
    2. Toilet Paper
    3. Water
    Because you don't know how long it will be until you can exit your house!!!
     
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    All adidas barricade final!! Take that sup!

    My furnace has been runnin nonstop foe days.... Will not be able to pay this gas bill!
    I think i hear scotty saying, "captain i dont think she can take much more!"
    Me, "warp factor 10 heat! "
    Poor furnace is 20+ years old

    P.s. - please show interest in my ig speed classified! Hint hint
     
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  10. Xisbum

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    HW: who do you think had this season in Major League Baseball? .376 BA, 39 HR, 131 RBI, 135 runs, 230 hits, 46 doubles, 18 triples, 429 total bases, .702 slugging percentage, .450 OBP, 34 SOs in 611 ABs, NL MVP?
     
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    Thats not a stat line like we would see today. The combo of average, and power, with so little Ks would make me belive it would be back in the 50s or earlier before they raised they mound.

    If you hadnt thrown the NL MVP kicker in there I would have guessed it to be Ted Williams line, but thats alot triples Fenways short porch. Even given that I would have guessed Ted anyway.


    I know Musial was pretty much the Ted Williams of the National league though. Had he not recently dies I would have probably never thought of them though (probably like most people). I think the Cards stadium at the time has pretty big like 350 plus down the lines. making the triples a little easier to manage.

    I would have guessed Willie Mays but I dont think he ever hit for that high of an average.

    Thats has to pretty much be Musial I think of anyone else.
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    Now its my turn.

    .368 AVG, 39HR, 116 RBIs, 104 Runs, 147 Hits, 32 2B, 2 3B, 300 TB, .750 SLG, .451 OBP, 65 K's, 400 AB, NL MVP.
     
  13. TheJRK

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    So they started parking a Red, Hot & Blue food truck outside my building. $6 gets you a pulled <insert meat here> sandwich, potato salad or cole slaw, and drink.

    I want to open my own food truck. Enough of this National Security ****. I want to make a food truck that serves a combination of Filipino food, ice cream, Cinnabons, and beer.
     
  14. JRstriker12

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    You would need to put that thing on a semi truck. LOL!

    I think everyone has though about a food truck at some point. I think Questlove, the drummer for the roots, even has a food truck. I wonder how quickly that grind gets old?
     
  15. datsveryinterestin

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    winter storm khan??? the wrath of khan! eeeeeeeeps
     
  16. Xisbum

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    Bingo. You know your baseball.

    Stan the Man it was, in 1948. Cards didn't even go to the Series that year (Bob Feller's Cleveland Indians vs. the Boston Braves, "Spahn and Sain, pray for rain"). From his first full year in the league (1942), Stan had 16 straight .300 seasons, and never hit less than .330 between 1948-54. In 1962, at 41, he hit .330. And old Sportsman's Park, where my dad took me to watch Cardinals' games, was one of those old timey big, big ball parks - 351' to LF, 422' to CF, 354' to right-center, but just 310' down the LF line. Browns played there til 1953, when they moved to, ta da, Baltimore and became the Orioles. Life magazine annointed Stan the Man the best player in MLB between 1946-55. He was, literally, The Man.
     
  17. Xisbum

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    I could cheat and google this, but that wouldn't be cricket. Knowing your proclivities and recalling our frequent baseball-centric conversations, I would guess either Bags or Bonds. And since there are only 2 triples in this season and Bonds in his younger days could run like hell, I would guess Bags.

    Ain't baseball fun? Pitchers and catchers are not far away, my friend. :)
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Dats,

    Hmmm. Bet! There will be at least one ankle or foot related trainer visit ,Mto or fall with pic of person holding ankle shoe (hitting shoe counts) in the 2013 aus mens final.

    Wager: one set of string winners choice.
     
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    this best not mean what i think it means... i told jwoww not to let this happen! JWoww fail!
     
  22. datsveryinterestin

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    already sold one auz! not a bad frame but not quite right. if i could combine the specs of the speed and the blxpro i would have the goat!

    99" headsize, 22mm beam, 17x19 string pattern, 11.4oz, 64flex, 5pts HL, 314SW


    Tecnifibre 315 LTD looks close.... if Wilson Blade was not 330sw it would be close, ig radical mp, Graphene Speed Pro closest. DEMO TIME!
     
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  23. datsveryinterestin

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    jrk, how about we move to indian reservation and open overnight loan company that can charge 300% interest and 50% of loan in up front fees!
    $ $ $
    check out the western sky financial commercials on tennischannel!
    they don't have to abide by us limits on interest charged so any sucker needing cash fast is skrewed.

    gotta look up my indian name on interwebz now:
    Chief Fighting Short Rainbow ?
    Chief Panther passing Across?
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    Bags it is, but oddly enough Bonds only had 1 triple in 94 the infamous Strike year. He put up those numbers with 50 games left to play.

    He was averaging more than an RBI a game, so 180 RBIs may have been in reach. as well as 55 bombs.



    I was going to put up George Bretts 1980 season stats next. Then I got to reading about the year and they had players born that year. noticed Mark Tiexera was born on the same day to the year as me. Now Im upset becuase that guy was a total bumb and just seems like a huge A-Hole.
     
  25. hollywood9826

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    Your Native American Name is

    Chebona-Bula, meaning laughing boy

    For my real name

    and for Hollywood 9826

    Your Native American Name is

    Machakw, meaning horny toad
     
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  26. hollywood9826

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    I went with first name of Dats last name of veryinteresting

    Your Native American Name is

    Abornazine, meaning keeper of the flame
     
  27. Angle Queen

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    Damn, you boys are fun. I knew X's (only 'cause I'd gone looking at his sad passing last week)...and was with him on his assessment of HW's return. But I googled both to confirm.

    Pitchers & Catchers: mid-Feb. What a Valentine's Day present!

    Side note: if you get SI, there's a full-page ad from the Bud folks that brought me to tears: Big '6' on fabric background with the title "The E.R.A. in Heaven is about to go way up." No other adverts on their part other than the logo and a "Thanks for the Great Times". In an issue with with sports "hoaxes" (Te'o & Lance), they still devoted 3+ pages to "The Man" (with another 2-column short on Weaver and described him as the Mozart of managerial ejections...LOL).

    Damn, I miss The Game. I just lost it all with the 'roid rage. I'd much rather have sat through an "almost" no-no...then seen so many balls jacked outa the park.

    Two Damns in one post. I'm certainly waxing sentimental.
     
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    Hw!

    Diggin the Native American Indian tribe names:

    My take:

    Hollywood: black bear that runs along dike
    Downs: wolf in fox skin
    Zapvor: squirrel with many nut loves
    Xisbum: white snow under color sunset
    Topaz: owl screech of the tiebreak
    Sappy: round hut with pork smell
    Jrk: cousin of Sasquatch with jerk breath
    Dats: Indian with many arrows and no bow.
    Aussie: walk with wet feet in puddle
    Tennismonkey: Indian of many children and seldom appearance.
     
  30. Xisbum

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    HA. Checked out Xis Bum and came up with Apenimon Nahiossi (Trustworthy One with Three Fingers); I presume that refers to Jack Daniels since I don't drink scotch. A little rye on occasion, but never scotch.

    Checked out my real name and got Langundo Kajika (Peaceful One Who Walks Without Sound). Y'all tell me which one fits.

    Kinda partial to Nuwanda from Dead Poets myself.

    Saw that SI, and the tributes to Earl and Stan are classy and wonderful, as is the Budweiser ad. I still won't drink their beer, but I will toast the gesture with a Guinness or Sam Adams.

    And a tip of the old tam o'shanter to you, Ms. Queen. Not too often do we guys find a woman who appreciates and understands what some of us still consider the National Pasttime. You rock, sister.
     
  31. Topaz

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    Topaz =

    Kokyangwuti, meaning spider woman at middle age

    Hahaha!

    The snow is so terrible they even sent us home early...from the hospital!
     
  32. Xisbum

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    How much snow you guys supposed to get? Just cold and dreary here; settling in to watch one of my all time fave movies - The President's Analyst. Movie is older than most of you guys. LOL
     
  33. Sup2Dresq

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    74 here in south florida. :)
     
  34. datsveryinterestin

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    buying before demo makes this kemosabe a very poor indian.

    but 65 bucks for a Wilson 2012 Pro Tour BLX seems like good deal in the middle of the west. and a thinner, heavier, denser, blxpro to boot! but since these racquets were never distributed to other shops, me thinks they are unsold KPRO Tours repainted.
    dunno... got 2 in the cart right now. but not pulling the trigger.

    guess i don't need em... sigh
     
  35. Xisbum

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    ^^^Buy 'em, if your budget will allow. Impulse buys are the best.

    Movie finishing up - with a snow storm in Washington. Imagine that. Fla looks pretty good, eh?
     
  36. Topaz

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    We got about 3 flakes. I got to catch up on the Fed/Murray match. Its allll good.
     
  37. zapvor

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    thanks for bringing that up monkey.......thanks........yea........
     
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    YOU ALWAYS NEED MORE RACKETS
     
  39. Xisbum

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    ^^^And more shoes. Finally trying out the ASICS G4 (can't pass up these prices), and find them a bit harsher than the 1s, 2s, and 3s. Soles seems a bit stiff, more like the Lotto Raptors I tried once (and gave to Sup). May need to get inserts to soften them up a bit. Got the black with green trim; all the good colors are already gone. :-(
     
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    Xis, im sure u can liven them up with the right socks!
     
  41. zapvor

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    xis! i just got the G4s too! same color! i actually like the black and green. its my first asics and i am happy so far
     
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    Thanks, X. Coming from you that's a true compliment. I'll tip up a shot of Maker's.

    But it's genetic. My dad listened many a times on a small transistor radio to the Yankees games (because the NYC signal made it down this far)...and Richmond even had a Yankees farm club for many years...before pulling out (almost in the middle of the night) and leaving the city without a team for a year. Braves swooped in and stayed til 2008...when they left the city...without a team for another year. Dad took me as an infant to games and we watched them every Saturday afternoon on TV together (along with the tennis matches that the major networks used to air LOL). I've been to Spring Training 3 times and had R-Braves season tickets for 20 years. I kept The Book for my HS baseball team and had to overhear our coach get yelled at by opposing coaches, umpires and parents about it but he was adamant that I knew my stuff. And back in the day before spreadsheets (much less having 'an app for that') I had the stats posted by their locker room before the next day's practice. To this day, when I need a 3-digit code, I'll pick 3-6-1 because it's my fav DP to watch.

    But I haven't watched any MLB in probably 5 years...much less an entire 9-inning affair in probably 10. To keep the Addiction alive, I'll trek on down to the local American Legion games or a HS contest. Have also enjoyed a college game or two here and there...but I intensely dislike the tink of aluminum bats....and so it's a bittersweet fix. Not sure what I would have done if I'd had a son. That wanted to play.
     
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    sup is usually so quick to this i'm concerned he might of missed this one

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    and then this one

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    I'm really happy with them! I got the blue ones. I always put inserts into my shoes though, so maybe there's a difference.
    ehh, i think those frames have an even tighter string pattern than the Speeds. Apparently the spacing is really close together for the strings.
     
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    why was she wearing such shoddy shoes? just because they are made in china doesn't mean she has to wear them.
     
  46. Xisbum

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    Did you guys follow the sizing advice and get a half size smaller? I did. Maybe that makes a difference.
     
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    Ah, the good old scorebook. Back in the day when I was an up-and-coming sports writer, we used to write game stories just from the scorebook. Amazing what a well-kept scorebook page can tell you. In fact, I covered the Oklahoma City 89ers AAA team in 1979-80, went to spring training camp in Clearwater, FL, in the spring of 80, and on several nights was the official scorer at home games. Topaz will appreciate this - Oak City was the Phillies' top farm club, and several of the guys on that team participated in the 1980 World Series, won by the Phillies, of course.

    Your favorite twin killing depends on a hustling #1, not always a given.
    One play I always liked was an early hit to right; most right fielders I saw would hum a liner back to the infield, often to third, in effect daring the other team to take the extra base later in the game. Baseball has all kinds of similar games within games every night.

    And I would wager if your imaginary sons wanted to play baseball, you would be right there, keeping scorebooks and questioning the ump's visual acuity. Gently, of course. :)

    I could keep telling stories of staying up late in rural Arkansas listening to Dodgers/Cardinals on KMOX (St. Louis station) on the car radio; listened to many Koufax-Gibson pitching duels while swatting mosquitoes in July and August. And I kept a stats book in which I would recalculate every Dodgers' numbers whenever I could find a new box score. But this post is long enough already. Don't give up on MLB, especially with the Nats turning into a powerhouse. Ol' Davey knows his stuff. And I hate aluminum bats and the DH; not the game I learned to love back when Jackie Robinson was still playing.
     
  48. Sup2Dresq

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    Lol. Thanks sappy for checking. I'm ok like Na's ankle was okay.
     
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    I got half a size small, and the shoes fit perfectly.
     
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