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Fun with anagrams

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Since it’s an offday, and before Joe asks us what we think of abortion or gay marriage…I thought I’d post something…anything…

So — how about a contest? (Can it be a contest if there are no prizes?)

Best anagram of a Cub player’s name:

I’ll get you started with my favorite Cub…Milton Bradley:

1. Rabidly Molten

2. Amble Lord Tiny

3. Blame Dirt Only

4. Mordantly Bile

5. Notably Milder

Add your own Milty anagrams, or create some with other Cub names past or present.

Or we can rehash health care, I don’t care.


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Swatting the Nats

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Yes. We whupped up on the mighty mighty Nationals. Good for us. I am happy that we won four games — against anybody — so don’t get me wrong, but I wanted to point out a few things that I noticed. I only was able to watch one game — the third — the 6 – 4 victory in which Soriano hit the decision three run homer. Nice to see him hit one with men on base. So, he CAN do it when he’s not batting leadoff. Hmm. The thing I found most interesting in the inning in which Soriano hit what would turn out to be the game winner was the absence of Milton Bradley in the dugout celebration. Maybe he was in the clubhouse rubbing his sore leg from that completely feeble attempt to break the bat over his knee? I mean, really — a.) Soriano just picked him up BIG TIME, and more importantly, b.) the Cubs just took the lead. It’s still a team sport, right? He should have been on the top step to congratulate his teammate. But not our Milkit Badly — not his style. At what point will some of you who have been “giving him a chance” realize that the sample size is big enough. For crying out loud…do you see that Jake Fox is two rbi’s behind him now? I say that we are a better team without him in the starting lineup.

Nice to see that Fontenot is beginning to swing the bat again. He looks a lot looser than he did a few weeks ago. Von Joshua? I am seeing a different approach — taking the outside pitch and going with it instead of trying to jerk everything. Good. We need the production from second base.

 Koyie Hill is a pretty good catcher.

I thought Lou went to the bullpen too soon. Wells had JUST gotten it together — his first one, two, three inning — and had only thrown 80 some pitches when he was pulled. I’d have given him the ball in the sixth. He did the same thing yesterday with Hart with a big lead — not sure why, unless it was to stretch Samardzija out a little.

I know we swept the series, but Adam Dunn outplayed Milton Bradley.

This just in. Michael Jackson? Still dead.

 Rumor I’m hearing? Roy Halladay will be a Philly in the next week. That’s not good for the NL. Better than him being a Cardinal, though, which is also rumored. Apparently Chris Carpenter is one of his best friends…

Aramis is hurting. I think we’re lucky if he’s 75%.

I read that Lou is going to “personally work with Bradley on his swing.” I hope that’s synonymous with “beat the crap out of him and leave him somewhere.” But I doubt it.

On a side note: I may get to throw out the first pitch at a Pirate game (don’t ask — long story) and have been wondering…do I wear my Cub jersey? Thoughts?

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The Chicago…Pandas?

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Taking Joe’s theme of extinction a little bit further…

Let’s look at the word, extinction. Middle syllable is “stink” — and that’s exactly what the Cubs are doing right now. Maybe they won’t stink all year, but they do now. But why?

Let’s take the dinosaur. Or, better yet, the panda. Yes, the panda. On the verge of extinction — but they have no natural enemies. No predator considers the panda. Not as a meal. Not as a threat. No shortage of bamboo. But there they are…almost extinct. Why? Because they are lazy and stupid, I think.

Now let’s take the ballplayer with the long term guaranteed contract. Or huge money short term deal. Some with a no trade clause. They become dinosaurs, er, pandas. Content. Big, lazy, stupid…

In fact, until this team starts playing better baseball, and starts showing some energy and starts winning ballgames, I officially rename them the Chicago Pandas.

Speaking of energy…everyone jumps around like crazy men after a walk off single — why can’t they show that energy DURING the game? Oh, right…because pandas can’t jump.


St. Trinian’s buy

Basic movie The Soloist dvd

A Fistful of Dollars move

Crash Landing trailer

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Go Gregg yourself

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I have coined a new phrase, and yes, it means exactly what you think it means. I have few others that can be derived from it:

  • We are so Gregged (this one is a good one for use late in a game where we have a lead heading into the ninth.)
  • Gregg off (particularly useful when someone says to you “did the Cubs blow another late lead?”)
  • I don’t give a Gregg (helpful when you are asked who you want the world series…the Dodgers or the Red Sox?)
  • What the Gregg? (good offseason line when Jim Hendry signs someone like Aaron Miles)
  • Gregging gangbanging Mother Gregger (White Sox fan)

Feel free to call Webster (Noah, not Mitch) or to add your own.

I feel better now. Venting helps.

The Heaven Project movies

The Polar Express dvd The Hairy Tooth Fairy 2 full

Apocalypse Now movie Waking the Dead dvd Once Upon a Time in China II trailer The Chimes at Midnight movie full

Book of Blood ipod
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Just for fun

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Mark DeRosa is currently hitting .277 with 11 home runs and 44 rbis. Milton Bradley is currently hitting .227 with 5 homers and 15 rbis.

DeRosa, admittedly, has more at bats. That’s because he’s healthier and we know he’ll play hurt. DeRosa has a slightly higher OBP (.347 to .335) and a higher slugging percentage (.459 to .383)

All of that said — who do you think will end up with better numbers when this year is over? Do you Bradley fans think that he’ll pick it up and end up with a higher average and more homers than DeRosa? It’ll be tough to catch up to the rbi count…but do you think he will?

Just an off day odd thought.Wrong Turn 3 on dvd

True Colors dvdrip

A Fistful of Dollars the movie

Big Trouble in Little China psp Flatliners movies

Army of Darkness dvdrip

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