"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison
"I have found that people who can successfully resist temptation invariably lead depressingly stunted lives." — C.D. Payne
"So don't weep for me now, my friends, because science insists that I have not died.
Energy just always changes state and I refuse to believe that human consciousness is the sole exception to this universal law."
- Mark Millar
"Do only butterflies die in flames? What about those devoured by the flames within them?" - E.M. Cioran

Monday, March 5, 2012

No, It's Not the Same, Not At All

When I call someone retarded it is meant to convey that they are behaving as if they have much less than a full range of mental acuity available to them.  You got a better word?

Eat the rich.

Pretty Girl 03.05.12 - Padminder Nagra

Sometimes (like right now) my lady makes me watch Alcatraz.  At least this one is still hot.

Just In From the Desert

The hits just keep on comin'... for the Reds.  Tough outings for Justin Masterson (1.1 IP, 6 ER, 5 H, 3 BB) and Tony Sipp (IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 BB) and Cincy was 3-for-3 stealing bases off of Carlos Santana.  Oh yeah, they lost, again,12-7.

Hot CornerLonnie Chisenhall (.500) started and singled in two trips.  Neither Chiz nor Cap'n Jack has showed any sign of giving away the position.

Left Of CenterFelix Pie (.000) got the start in left.  He went 0-for-2, but scored following a 6th inning walk.  Pie is in the middle of my three contenders. 

#5Zach McAllister continued a string of impressive 2 inning performances by the 5th starter candidates.  ZMac held the Redlegs scoreless over innings 7 & 8, while allowing just a single and fanning three.  This has the making of the kind of tough choice that organizations drool over.

Out ThereRyan Spilborghs (.000, 0-1) scored as a pinch runner in the 6th then brought home a run with a sac fly in the 7th.  Russ Canzler (1.000) maintained perfection with a 9th inning walk.  Ezequiel Carrera (.333) singled and scored as part of that same 2 run 9th.  

Bench Me:  No news is good news.

Mightier Than the SwordDan Wheeler imploded, surrendering 4 earned on 4 hits in the 6th, inclduing a 2-run bomb to Corky Miller of all people.  This kind of resets the bullpen battle after just 3 days.  With the two most likely pen men (Wheeler and Frank Herrmann) both enduring disastrous outings, the brain trsust likely scraps both as the work of early kinks.  I find it incredibly likely that the Opening Day would include neither, so each can take a breath of relief thanks to the other.

Kevin Slowey, pushed back from a planned start today, takes the hill versus half of the Royals tomorrow @ the same bat time (3:05p).

Pretty Girl Video Update! - Kristen Bell

The bad news is that this is likely as naked as she's ever gonna get on screen.  Sad face...

Flick to Click: Raid - Redemption

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