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Comment 19 Aug 2017

Brantley is the key imo ( assuming they don't snag another August veteran).  Always differences year to year but Chisenhall was bad last post season. 9-42 for the playoffs with an abysmal 2-16 ( 6Ks) in the World Series. Getting Brantley back gives them a much more potent back third of the lineup. Big time problem in the World Series when you have a catcher that can't hit and the pitcher having to bat in NL park. 

Like what Tino did tonight breaking up the back end by slotting Jackson in the 3 hole but just not going to feel comfortable late October early November having to rely on guys like Zimmer, Jackson and Chisenhall.... 

Get Brantley healthy and give me this..

Lindor SS
Kipnis 2B
Ramirez 3B
Encarnación DH
Bruce RF
Brantley LF
Santana 1B
Gomes C
Jackson CF

Comment 17 Aug 2017

Every new coach pounds the "wait until I get my guys on the roster" drum. These are Harbaugh's guys. This is his team. Depth, talent, experience should mean nothing because he recruited the bulk of the kids who are going to start. 

Last 4 games they are 1-3

They haven't been good on the road for close to a decade now and open up in Dallas against Florida. Then they have to go to a much improved Penn State and have Wisconsin on the road late in the season...

And you can bet Fickell will have Cincinnati ready....

Not going to be shocked to see them go 8-4 before the bowl game.

Sure sets up to being the "natives start to get restless" season.  

Oh, and keep this in the back of your mind. Most points by Ohio State vs *ichigan is 50 done twice by Coach Hayes. Fully expect a beatdown this year and Urban setting another Ohio State record with most points scored against in The Game as Ohio State blows past 50 points in Ann Arbor.

Go Bucks!

Comment 16 Aug 2017

I'd image it's a couple of reasons. They needed a spot start in the next week somewhere to reset the rotation/days off so this would put them back on schedule. Also doesn't waste Kluber ( assuming everyone shifts a day) on Ian Kennedy and the Royals. You'd get Kluber against Vargas in second game of KC series ( should be MUCH tougher than game 1) and then it allows you to throw the "big 4" at Boston in order.. Salazar, Carrasco, Clevinger, Kluber.. 

Comment 16 Aug 2017

I'm no meteorologist but the weather there doesn't look good. Lots of rain and tornado warnings in the area. Sure looks like a rainout... 

Comment 16 Aug 2017

He keeps hanging out with a guy who carries a loaded weapon (Alvarez Jackson).. ( he may not be hanging with him now but he was throughout most of the investigation).. He tried to take the loaded gun into a club in Feb and ran and then was caught and arrested. When he was arrested he claimed he was Zeke's brother-- he's his best friend...

Reality is no one should tell anyone who they can and can't hang out with... but when your paycheck and future payday is attached to who you hang out with you are presented with choices..

Comment 16 Aug 2017

Tom Brady got 4 games and a big part of it was the NFL feeling he lied/deleted stuff. Chris Carter alluded to the same stuff about Zeke. Guessing the fact DV was an issue bumped it up a couple more games????

As I said hope it's giant wake up call for him. He's straight up costing himself money (millions) based on who he is hanging around.

Comment 16 Aug 2017

I got to about 35 feet and was like "you've got to be kidding me" and thought I had just wasted $25. Now I just have to figure out the best stuff to clean the pipes and remember to do that once or twice a year :)

Comment 16 Aug 2017

Still don't think this is just about the DV. It's about his choices. She can be the worst witness in history but then why did he delete texts/calls the league wanted to see ( that's per ex Buckeye Chris Carter). That's what got Tom Brady in trouble. Why does he continue to hang out with her? Why when the league is investigating him does he continue to hang out with a dude who carries a loaded glock ( a gun he tried to sneak into a club before running and being chased by police)... and then he still continued to hang out with that dude.. He was under investigation and went into a weed shop.. under investigation and he exposed a girls breast on camera...... 

Again I think it's a combination of all the knuckleheaded stuff he has done.. it's not about the law it's about "protecting" the NFL pr machine..

Still think as I said in another thread this sort of stuff is like a parole hearing.. when you go in pointing fingers and blame you almost always lose..

Not to mention she can be all kinds of crazy and that doesn't mean he didn't do something that wasn't on the up and up... NFL is saying we can't find anything but in doing all the looking there's a lot we don't like...

Wish him the best and hope this whole mess is a giant wake up call..

Comment 16 Aug 2017

Update # 2 ---- Clog cleared..... cost $25. Tried everything over the weekend and decided to call some plumbers on Monday and get some quotes ($200-$400 range). Couldn't help shaking the feeling that it was either a clog deeper in there or a major problem ( suppose it still could be) like roots etc but would have always wondered what if I had gone a little deeper than the 25 foot snake I had. Ordered a 50- foot one and got it today. Guessing at about the 40 foot mark I hit paydirt. Could feel the clog and then pushed through and water is back flowing normal again.

Thanks for all the tips/advice.... :)

Comment 15 Aug 2017

on a different note.. what's with Bartolo Colon these days... he;s found the fountain of youth all of the sudden.. Dude is 44 years old and made 5 or more innings in his last 3 starts.... crazy

Comment 15 Aug 2017

Most perfect album in my listening lifetime. Older stuff I LOVE a ton but to me music is so personal. Like The Beatles were before my time. I couldn't be a part of those albums and could only find/discover them later in life. Will always remember waiting for hours to hear one of the songs of The Joshua Tree QFM96 before the release date or waiting to see the new video on MTV or waiting in line to buy the CD at Buzzards Nest... always felt like you were apart of the release experience prior to the digital days..

I don't know when people stopped making albums but very few bands today still do.. It's a few singles for the label and then filler for the most part... Also crazy to me the downtime between albums these days as well.  The Doors ( with Jim) released 6 albums in 4 years. A band like Metallica has released 6 albums in the last 26 years.

Comment 15 Aug 2017

I'm guessing this is going to stick to 6 games. This sort of stuff is always like a parole hearing. When you start pointing fingers ( regardless if they are justified) you start losing the battle.  The NFL spent countless hours/dollars and came to that 6 game suspension based on what they found. They are also obviously applying a heavy pr fine in terms of games toward suspension. The six games is a GIANT message for Zeke to make better choices about who he hangs around. 

Whatever the outcome of the suspension hopefully this is a wake up call for Zeke and he puts all of this behind him..

Go Bucks!

Comment 15 Aug 2017

Not a surprise. Like everything these days the all mighty buck drives business. Been years since I went to a Doctor that without pushing for the Doc to dig deeper the fix was a prescription.... instead of lets fix what's wrong and causing you to need the prescription the quick easy fix is pills and more pills. 

And as pointed out above it takes two to tango. For sure there are some Docs that just want to push as many patients through each day and are just asking a question or two and writing prescriptions. At the same time I'm sure plenty of people are showing up after googling their symptoms and asking for prescriptions x,y and z..

It's a mess.

Comment 12 Aug 2017

Thanks for the advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to try some chemicals and see how that goes. Drains slow but enough over time that if they don't work can flush with hot water before plumber comes. Hoping it doesn't come to that.... thanks again!