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Post by BottleofRum »

LIPH wrote: There are no "I's" there, the "T's" are crossed and there's no place to put an "appositive". An "apostrophe" maybe, but no "appositive". Looks like the north side of Chicago isn't the only place the grammar police are needed. :roll:
The T's and I's were an analogy, not surprised you didn't get it..... :roll: the "appositive" or "apostrophe", that is Goggle's spell check fault, I did the best I could, spelling isn't my thing I take a crack and hope they can figure it out. If it needs to be cleaned up then you can clean up after me, you have plenty of time.
SMLCHNG wrote:And for me, there are NO reasons I'd ever hate the Cubs. :roll:
I used to be indifferent about the Cubs, then I went to a few games at Wrigley Filed and saw how obnoxious and moronic Cubs fans are and now I have a completly different outlook about that team.


Nice to see the Rockies fans coming back out in full force, 24,304 last night :roll: what no free towel day?
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Go Brewers! 5-1!!!

Ben Sheets so far: 15 1/3 shutout innings.

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By the way, I think the Brewers set a record the other day....


2 HRs in one inning by Jewish players!!! (Braun and Kapler)

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BottleofRum wrote:
LIPH wrote: There are no "I's" there, the "T's" are crossed and there's no place to put an "appositive". An "apostrophe" maybe, but no "appositive". Looks like the north side of Chicago isn't the only place the grammar police are needed. :roll:
The T's and I's were an analogy, not surprised you didn't get it..... :roll: the "appositive" or "apostrophe", that is Goggle's spell check fault, I did the best I could, spelling isn't my thing I take a crack and hope they can figure it out. If it needs to be cleaned up then you can clean up after me, you have plenty of time.
For someone who gets such joy out of pointing out every little mistake anyone else makes, you sure have a problem admitting it when you make not one, but 3, in one sentence.
BottleofRum wrote:I used to be indifferent about the Cubs, then I went to a few games at Wrigley Filed and saw how obnoxious and moronic Cubs fans are ...
Kind of like Red Sox fans.
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BottleofRum wrote:
SMLCHNG wrote:And for me, there are NO reasons I'd ever hate the Cubs. :roll:
I used to be indifferent about the Cubs, then I went to a few games at Wrigley Filed and saw how obnoxious and moronic Cubs fans are and now I have a completly different outlook about that team.

Nice to see the Rockies fans coming back out in full force, 24,304 last night :roll: what no free towel day?
All teams in ALL sports have obnoxious and moronic fans. Including your precious Red Sox.. I cheer for a team, not their fans. :roll:

Give up the towel crap already. It's old, and not funny. :roll: The weather was cold and crappy.. I can't speak for those fans who didn't fill the stadium.

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Some people have self-esteem issues and live their lives vicariously through the teams they root for. It's sad.
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LIPH wrote:Some people have self-esteem issues and live their lives vicariously through the teams they root for. It's sad.
Self-esteem issues, go look in the mirror, who goes to concerts alone and looks for friends?








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CaptainP wrote:By the way, I think the Brewers set a record the other day....


2 HRs in one inning by Jewish players!!! (Braun and Kapler)
Mazeltov!!

iccch, it looks like gonna a shpritzer tonight! oy vey.... :roll:
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SMLCHNG wrote:
BottleofRum wrote:
SMLCHNG wrote:And for me, there are NO reasons I'd ever hate the Cubs. :roll:
I used to be indifferent about the Cubs, then I went to a few games at Wrigley Filed and saw how obnoxious and moronic Cubs fans are and now I have a completly different outlook about that team.

Nice to see the Rockies fans coming back out in full force, 24,304 last night :roll: what no free towel day?
All teams in ALL sports have obnoxious and moronic fans. Including your precious Red Sox.. I cheer for a team, not their fans. :roll:

Give up the towel crap already. It's old, and not funny. :roll: The weather was cold and crappy.. I can't speak for those fans who didn't fill the stadium.
"Including"?! You are being very kind...
I would phase it "Especially" after having had first hand experience. :-?
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Ahhhhhh, sure signs of spring...

1) The first robin of the year.
2) Crocuses pushing up their first blooms.
3) LIPH and BottleofRum bickering like an old married couple.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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popcornjack wrote:Ahhhhhh, sure signs of spring...

1) The first robin of the year.
2) Crocuses pushing up their first blooms.
3) LIPH and BottleofRum bickering like an old married couple.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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popcornjack wrote:Ahhhhhh, sure signs of spring...

1) The first robin of the year.
2) Crocuses pushing up their first blooms.
3) LIPH and BottleofRum bickering like an old married couple.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Lets just make sure we don't get the baseball thread locked down, OK boys?

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CaptainP wrote:Lets just make sure we don't get the baseball thread locked down, OK boys?
no blood, no foul. :D
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In the off-season after Curt Schilling signed his contract he hurt his shoulder, his personal doctor said the only way he could pitch again is to have surgery, the Red Sox team doctor said his shoulder could be fixed non-surgery with rehab, the Red Sox sought a 3rd opinion and brought in the Mets team doctor who agreed with the Red Sox doctor. Given two choices, listening to his personal doctor and have surgery which would allow the Red Sox void his $8M contract or keeping his contract intact and going the rehab route not surprisingly Schilling choses to keep the money and rehab but wasn't happy. Since then his doctor has made several comments about how the Red Sox are making a mistake, Schilling shockingly has been quite. Which brings us to today, his doctor Craig Morgan was on radio in Philly today and said Schilling was p*** at the Red Sox and angry enough that he will go ahead and have the operation, get healthy and go pitch for the Yankees next season. :roll: Really, is there any Yankee fans who want Schilling on their team ever? And in reality I can't imagine Cashman or Steinbrenner wanting a 42 year old pitcher coming off surgery.
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BottleofRum wrote:In the off-season after Curt Schilling signed his contract he hurt his shoulder, his personal doctor said the only way he could pitch again is to have surgery, the Red Sox team doctor said his shoulder could be fixed non-surgery with rehab, the Red Sox sought a 3rd opinion and brought in the Mets team doctor who agreed with the Red Sox doctor. Given two choices, listening to his personal doctor and have surgery which would allow the Red Sox void his $8M contract or keeping his contract intact and going the rehab route not surprisingly Schilling choses to keep the money and rehab but wasn't happy. Since then his doctor has made several comments about how the Red Sox are making a mistake, Schilling shockingly has been quite. Which brings us to today, his doctor Craig Morgan was on radio in Philly today and said Schilling was p*** at the Red Sox and angry enough that he will go ahead and have the operation, get healthy and go pitch for the Yankees next season. :roll: Really, is there any Yankee fans who want Schilling on their team ever? And in reality I can't imagine Cashman or Steinbrenner wanting a 42 year old pitcher coming off surgery.
Don't know if he could pitch for the Yankees, however, he COULD go the Pedro route and pitch for the Mets.
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popcornjack wrote:Ahhhhhh, sure signs of spring...

1) The first robin of the year.
2) Crocuses pushing up their first blooms.
3) LIPH and BottleofRum bickering like an old married couple.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
So, this is normal then? I'll sleep much better now.

How about the White Sox?! Are they rockin' the house so far or what!!
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"Vulgar" Yankee fan pressure forces Hawkins to give up Paul O'Neill's uniform number

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Hawkins gives up No. 21 for No. 22
04/16/2008 12:10 AM ETBy Bryan Hoch / MLB.com

ST. PETERSBURG -- Tired of receiving flak for wearing a number last used by Paul O'Neill, the Yankees' LaTroy Hawkins has decided to surrender his No. 21 before the club opens a two-game series against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The right-hander declined comment after the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, but Yankees director of media relations Jason Zillo confirmed the change. Hawkins' decision was first reported by CBSSports.com.

Hawkins wore No. 22 with the Yankees during Spring Training, but switched to No. 21 when infielder Morgan Ensberg decided he no longer wanted to wear it. Ensberg was randomly assigned the number upon reporting to camp as a non-roster invitee and later revealed that he received numerous vulgar comments from Yankees fans during the Grapefruit League campaign.

Hawkins eagerly accepted No. 21 as a tribute to Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente but quickly learned that a pinstriped No. 21 has other meanings for Yankees fans. Unaware he was donning a number that had not been worn since O'Neill retired following the 2001 World Series, Hawkins was booed when introduced on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. Fans chanted "Paul O'Neill" during one of his appearances in the Bronx.

According to CBSSports.com, Hawkins made the decision after discussions with Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and other Yankees veterans, who told Hawkins that the number is not worth the headache it's causing.

"I figure if it's important enough for Jeter and Mariano and some other veterans to ask me about it, it's not worth it to keep wearing the number," Hawkins told the Web site.

Hawkins will wear No. 22, last worn by Roger Clemens, when the Yankees take the field on Wednesday. He had said that he would be interested in wearing No. 42 on Tuesday as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, but declined to change his number for the game against the Rays. Hawkins, who is African-American, wore No. 42 last year for the Rockies, the lone player wearing that number for Colorado.

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Paul O'Neill? While he had some fine seasons, he's not worthy of retired number status, is he? Especially by Yankee standards. When I think of Yankee retired #s I think of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle. Not Paul O'Neill.

:lol: at the fact that #22 is OK. I guess they won't be honoring Roger anytime soon.

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chippewa wrote:Paul O'Neill? While he had some fine seasons, he's not worthy of retired number status, is he? Especially by Yankee standards. When I think of Yankee retired #s I think of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle. Not Paul O'Neill.
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