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Comment 11 May 2016

Kenny Lofton's triumphant return. That was the last time i really watched and/or cared about baseball. I forget the exact situation, but that damn third base coach should have waved Lofton (I think) home to tie it up late in the game. We had momentum going and had nothing to lose at that point.

Comment 11 May 2016

I was a grown ass adult and I'd be lying if I said I didn't start whimpering a little. My then girlfriend, now wife was in the other room and actually asked if I was crying. I really don't know what I was doing. It was just the sound of pure f-ing anguish. F you Craig Counsell.

Comment 08 May 2016

I know we have some folks here who maintain accounts at MGo. Someone please just post these stats in whatever article is currently busy over there. No context. Just a regular post.  I don't have much to offer in return. Just upvotes and gratitude. And you will be legend in these parts.

Comment 07 May 2016
No, I get where CA was coming from. I was over simplifying. He's just not my cup of team I guess. As a friend recently mentioned to me, I prefer darker angry characters who don't speak much, like myself (an exact quote). Apparently I'm an a-hole and I want my superheroes to be the same way. Would explain why I'm not a huge CA fan.
Comment 07 May 2016

Just got back from watching this with my kids.  Captain America is currently sitting at 91% on a Rotten Tomatoes. BvS is at 28%. I just don't get it. I'm starting to think there might be something to the conspiracy theory about Disney paying critics to pump up Marvel and pan DC movies. While i think Spider-Man stole the show and was alone worth the price of admission, the rest of the movie was just meh for me. I didn't find the conflict between the Avengers at all compelling or believable. I get why Batman didn't trust Superman and wanted to destroy him. But we're supposed to believe that Captain America is willing to tear apart the Avengers simply because he wants to protect his old friend Bucky, whom he isn't really sure didn't blow up the UN until late in the movie? And the mastermind behind this diabolical plan to get the Avengers to kill each other is just some dude who wants revenge because his family was killed in Sokovia? It took this guy less than two years to uncover decades old Hydra secrets, seemingly with no help from anyone. And then he hatched the plan all by himself? 

While I am partial to Batman, this really isn't a Marvel vs DC thing for me. The first Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy are two of my favorite superhero movies (and the X-Men is my favorite series period). Antman and Deadpool were fantastic.  I think the problem is with the sequels. Avengers 2 was a let down. The first Iron Man was very good, but Iron Man 2 not so much and Iron Man 3 was unwatchable. Same for the Captain Americas in my opinion, though I admittedly don't care much for that character.  I actually thought Thor 2 was better than the first, but that's been the exception thus far. The one character I wish they would do a new standalone movie with is the Hulk. I think Ruffalo is the perfect Bruce Banner and they've finally perfected the CG needed to make the Hulk believable. 

Anyway, my two cents. There were some highlights and a few good laughs, but overall I was disappointed (the kids loved it though so don't hesitate to make this a family outing).  This was basically the entire Avengers cast, plus a few new faces, but it couldn't come close to replicating the fun of the first Avengers movie. Perhaps Thor and the Hulk are the glue that holds the Marvel universe together for me. 

Comment 03 May 2016
Full disclosure, I'm typing this whilst sitting on a commode in downtown Oakland, where I've worked for the last 15+ years (the city not the shitter). AT&T park is beautiful and all, but it pales in comparison to the fan experience you get at the Coliseum. A's fans are loyal and passionate and not violent towards other fan bases. You don't get nearly the same experience at a Giants game. That said, if you are coming as an impartial observer and just want to see a gorgeous stadium, then yes, AT&T park is the way to go.
Comment 30 Apr 2016

I was there as well. It was my son's first home game, which is big considering we live in California. Everything about that day was fantastic, save for the outcome of the game. I just try to selectively remember the good parts, like my kid getting high fives from Meyer and pretty much the entire team on their way from the hotel to St. John's. Years from now, that's what he'll remember most about his first game at the Shoe. Me, I'll probably still dwell on that kicker dancing across the field, but I'm a miserable a-hole so it's to be expected.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

But he also guided GS through the best start in NBA history this season while Kerr was sidelined. You could argue that he didn't need to do much coaching since he had the best team with the best player.  He just let them play. But coming off an NBA championship with everyone already gunning for you and then starting the season 24-0, I'm thinking there had to be some leadership involved on his part.  Whatever the case, remaining an assistant after all that wasn't an option so he struck while the iron was hot. Good on him.