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Mad Mark

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  1. Well, you respect my quarterly payment well enough, despite my lack of humanity. So neg rep away. Take me down to zero. Maybe rep is only for actual humans...clearly my lack of an imaginary sky god disqualifies me from that status in your world. There is one reverend I can get behind, though...the Reverend Horton Heat!
  2. Nope. Kid should have kept his mouth shut. You don't want to wrestle a girl? Here's the entire statement: "I have chosen not to do this. I have my reasons and they're none of your business." And anybody who thinks not wrestling is gonna save Tibet or stop offshore drilling hasn't yet learned to follow the money and is just roadkill waiting to happen, anyway. Don't play the religosympathy card. Just do or not do whatever it is you're going to do or not do. The explanation is either going to be sad or funny...or both. And how far would your sympathies extend if--instead of playing the "Jesus doesn't want me to wrestle girls card"--he was playing the "I need to shoot my sister because she want's to date out of the faith" card or the "yeah, she's 16 and I'm 50, but the seventh wife has to be a low-milage vehicle" card?
  3. Hank $teingrabber is a walking, bloviating, spewing, compelling argument for a 100% inheritance tax. What a festering gasbag that "man" is.
  4. There's no question that Belle was...Belle...before the injury cut his career short. There is ample reason to question the validity of that deal for that team at that time...and no question about how much psychological damage it did to PGA. IIRC, baseball contracts can only be insured for three years. And we all know they're guaranteed. If I was an owner of a mid-market team like the Orioles, I'd think long and hard before giving anybody a 10-year, big-money, guaranteed deal. Long and hard.
  5. People can (and do) believe whatever they want. In this instance--as in so many others--"belief" is being deployed as a get out of jail free card. At that point, all bets are off and it's mocking time.
  6. I know you wrote that, but I don't think you believe it. The Yankee$ can afford a $300MM payroll, should they choose to go there. I'm just not entierly sure the current generation of $teingrabbers wants to go there. (If there was ever a better argument for higher inheritance taxes than Hank $teingrabber, I haven't seen it.) Despite all the b****ing he does obout "our money", expect Hamfisted Hank to pony up in the end. If Pujols doesn't re-up with the Cardinals, he's a Yankee in 2012...and they'll puzzle out the ramifications as they go. Book it.
  7. The bolded sentence is just screaming for a rewrite. Seriously, the first time I read it I thought you'd actually killed somebody.
  8. I read stories like this and wonder not only if I'm living in the same century as these people, but even on the same planet. Don't want to wrestle a girl? Not OK if it's a "damned if you win, damned if you lose" situation. Perfectly OK if your reasons are "religious". Wanna slaughter a goat in the back yard? Not OK if you're hungry and just happen to have a goat. Perfectly OK if your religion wants you to off a goat a couple of times a year. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
  9. Perhaps Teixeira should consider the purchase of an outfielders glove for 2012...or learn to love DHing. Either way, I don't care in the slightest.
  10. Given that there have been no reports of Gurrero biting the head off a live dove at the press conference; no reports of him mooning the assembled throng or groping a female (or male, for that matter) reporter...who cares how enthused Peter Schmuck thinks he was?
  11. Take the cash: don't let them pay you in kind Take the cash: don't let them change their mind And let's see the color of the money... Take the cash! --Wreckless Eric
  12. The thing I don't get is when your winkie is obviously that small, how do you keep stepping on it???
  13. Four big birds up to one of our top posters! You deserve 'em! :clap3:
  14. If it's $8MM guaranteed, I'm surprised and slightly dismayed. If it's $8MM after a bunch of incentives, I'm surprised and pleased. So, one thumb halfway up for now...
  15. Perhaps the Orioles have started a clock ticking and have told Vlad their offer expires after 48 hours. Whatever. If the Orioles get VG, they wind up taking at bats away from Reimold and Pie, pushing the date you can make a final decision on those guys further into the future...and for what? Does Guerrero make this team playoff contenders? Really? Other than giving the Prophet of the One True way the opportunity to move from 34,000 posts to 35,000, what is this thread about, exactly?
  16. You realize, of course, that you just accused him of ignoring...himself!
  17. Mad Mark

    Yankees sign Garcia

    So what you're saying is that the Yankee$ will win a whole bunch of 15-13 games from April through July, then buy everything available that can throw a baseball at the trading deadline? I bet we're going to see an incredible number of X pitcher for Y PTBNL + CA$H deals this year.
  18. Other than a random hour that wasn't related to any of the storms, we haven't lost power here yet. OTOH, there's a water main at the other end of 18th Street that breaks every year when it gets cold. The county won't bother resurfacing our street because they know they'll just have to dig it up again come winter. How they haven't cracked this nut after a decade here is beyond me.
  19. The big question has to be: how is Gary Thorne going to pronounce his name? :laughlol: Andy MacPhail's off season just gets better and better. I'm enjoying this.
  20. After listening to Buck this morning, I was willing to run through a wall for the guy, so imagine what his players must feel. I really wasn't buying into this so much last season, but today I came away with the feeling that Showalter brings an "X" factor to the table. It will be interesting to see if it can play out over the long term.
  21. Jumpin' Jim Bowden & The Prophet of the One True Way: the last sources I seek for informed, rational, non-monomaniacal commentary on the Orioles.
  22. After covering four blocks in 40 minutes, I could put the Integra through no more abuse and--with the help of two kind strangers--was able to slip and slide into a legal parking space about a block from a Metro station. When I finally emerged at Ballston, the snow was falling parallel to the ground. Straight up Russian Front weather conditions. And then, out of the darkness, a heroine emerged...El in her trusty Subaru Legacy! You want to live in an area that gets weather like this and still be able to (mostly) drive a car like mine? Make sure you find the love of a good woman who learned to drive in Minnesota and drives a Subaru! :clap3:
  23. More like the home games Cleveland had to play in Milwaukee a couple of seasons back. That Bono...he's as powerful as weather!
  24. If they can get him for their price, great. If not, then that's fine, too. A player who could be poised for a steep decline and doesn't play a position on the field any more and blocks at least one in-house player isn't a huge need for this team, IMO.
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