"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

Friday, March 9, 2012

What Mediocrity Is Made Of

Get used to this.  Holmgren would rather have 86 mediocre players than one stud.  Chastise me if you will, but get rid of 'em.  I hear LA wants a football team.  I think that they just officially lost me as a fan that gives a crap.  We suffer through that abortion of a season and they won't step up and get the guy to make them better.  I can't wait for the stream of bullshit out of Berea about how it was "just too much" to bet on one guy (who shattered NCAA and combine records alike).  Nevermind.  I'm done.

Word Of the Day - "New Orleans"


MVotD - Echo & the Bunnymen - Killing Moon

You know this one.  It's on that commercial with the vampires and the headlights.

Just In From the Desert

No-no.  No, no, no!  Not much good news on a day that the Tribe gave up ten runs before they picked up their first hit and lost 12-2, but we are a week in, so I will offer my opinions on who is winning the roster battles.

Hot CornerCaptain Jack (.250) started and was as anemic as his fellows, going 0-for-3.
Projection: Jack Hannahan

#5Zach McAllister (6.75) failed to hold serve as he struggled through two innings.  ZMac allowed three extra base hits, including a home run, en route to surrendering 3 earned on four hits total.  He did fan a pair, but this is not the sort of performance that will help a darkhorse candidate.
Projection: Jeanmar Gomez

Left Of CenterFelix Pie (.222) entered in the 7th and picked up the Indians' first extra base hit, a double, in his lone plate appearance.  Matt LaPorta (.000) reached on a walk in his only trip.
Projection: Shelley Duncan

Somewhere Out ThereAaron Cunningham (.273) helped Brewers no-hitter extend through the first 23 hitters of the game with an 0-for-3 effort.
Projection: Felix Pie

Bench MeCristian Guzman (.286) broke up the no hitter with a 7th inning single.  There is still no room for him in a the Opening Day clubhouse.
Projection: Jose Lopez

Mightier Than the Sword: Dan Wheeler's nightmare spring continued as he coughed up the long ball to the first man he faced.  Wheeler also allowed a double and a second run in his inning of work, although his ERA did drop from 36.00 to 27.00.  Chris Ray (15.00) fared no better, getting tagged for a pair of dingers during a 3-run 5th.  Nick Hagadone (3.00) came on for the 9th and, go figure, gave up a run on three hits and a K.  On the positive side, he has yet to walk a batter.
Projection (Assuming Chris Perez is healthy): Frank Herrmann & Jeremy Accardo

The boys are right back at it tomorrow against the Padres.  Take heed of the start time (4:05p) and the TV coverage on STO.


Pretty Girl Update! - Alison Brie

Ba-yum-yum!  I have high hopes that we'll soon see Ali topless.

Pretty Girl 03.09.12 - Laura Allen

If you have not yet seen Awake, check it out.  It's well written and they do a nice job of allowing this one to be hot.