Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Notes, Dead of Winter Edition

50 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

"Who can imagine Russell Martin in anything the Dodger Blue? "

Uh, I can - vividly.

Eric Karros said...

Those cats are playing patty cake.

Orel said...

FIXED

rbnlaw said...

Fuck FIFA. Qatar?
Stupid fucking country can't even buy a vowel.

I, for one, will not be going to the 2022 WC. . .unless I can get tickets.

rbnlaw said...

Looking at the voting, seems the Southern Hemisphere formed some kind of bloc. If Japan and S. Korea (our friends?) had pledged their votes to the US, we might have stood a chance.

Let's see who needs help when N. Korea goes all nucular (props to W) on their asses.

FIFA corruption is now obvious!

Eric Karros said...

Orel, are you referring to the 2022 WC or the cats playing patty cake?

Wicks said...

Yes, another thread hijacked by football talk. FIFA is corrupt as all get, I have no problem with Russia but Qatar???? Enjoy those 125 degree temps!!!! But wait they are going to have super AC'd stadiums with technology that doersn't even exist yet. Brilliant Sepp just brilliant!

MR. F said...

Why did they pick Qatar?

Spanky said...

They should re-name this blog:

Sons of Franck Ribery

karina said...

"Who can imagine Russell Martin in anything but the Dodger Blue?"

not me

(cries)

@Mr F "Why did they pick Qatar?"

"money money money must be funny in a rich man's world money money money always sunny in a rich man's world"

@rbnlaw

I guess South Korea and Japan had energetic reasons: from all the countries selected, one has plenty of gas and the other has plenty of oil. If you are a country, you like to have friends with those perks.

I liked USA and Australia for 2022 :(

karina said...

nice links Orel or should I say Sax? ;)

They were good enough for my last preparation for the TOEFL. I'm taking it tomorrow. Nerves? +100000

karina said...

Speaking about irrelevant Giants, Aguilas has a guy who was in 7 games with the Gnats this year...yesterday,in a doubleheader he went 0-7, 3 Ks in important at-bats.

I have a moral dilemma here: to boo or not to boo.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

7 games only? I say you can still boo him because he sucks, but that's not enough time for the stench of Jintdom to rub off, I think.

Mr. Customer said...

In other news, GOOD LUCK KARINA!

Remember, the plural of lotnof is lotnoves, not lotnofs.

rbnlaw said...

Sons of Ribery? I'd prefer Sons of Freddie Ljungberg m'self.

@karina:
Funny. The Irishman I work with was upset about England not getting the bid, because it would make his travel easier. As for Qatar, he said it all; "Someone's getting oil cheap."

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and FUCK SEPP BLATTER!!

Good on ye, Wicks.

Orel said...

Break a leg, Karina!

rbnlaw said...

@karina:

When in doubt, answer C.

The TOEFL can be a handful (pun intended).

Mr. Customer said...

@Spanky

You missed when we had this conversation last year, too->

cc:rbnlaw

Mr. Customer said...

Qatar can bite my shiny metal ass, too.

Spanky said...

I am always missing out on shit.

rbnlaw said...

Go Bobby!

Dodgers have less than 8 hrs to tender to J. Mart.

Josh S. said...

White Sox are after Dunn, so should I go ahead and start the "Sign Konerko/Trade Loney" rumor now?

(Not saying I want that, I just want to start a rumor.)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MLBTR says Konerko is close to a deal with the Pale Hose as well.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Maybe we could trade half of Jeff Shaw for Konerko. Let the ChiSox choose which half.

Seriously, if we went for Konerko, we'd have to give ChiSox some juicey early draft pick (sounds dirty the way I say it) since he's a type A free agent, and a supplemental pick - and we've already gotta hand a supplemental pick to the Battery-Chuckers for tubby over at second.

So. Uhm. Oyster pubes, anyone?

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Would be nice to have some consistent power, though...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We have a protected pick, so any sacrifices in the draft come in the second round.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Also, supplemental picks never belong to clubs initially; they are only given to teams when they lose the free agent. The Jints do get a supplemental pick because we got Uribe, but that pick never belonged to us in the first place.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Yeah, they just to choose a player when we would have, if my understanding is correct. Still sucks that someone could scoop some kid out whom we'd have had instead.

Tubby better produce.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

No, we never had that pick. Supplemental picks are given to teams when they lose a Type A or B free agent. They are just created out of thin air for the team.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Gotcha. Always thought we gave a pick up, we just create one for them. Now I get it. Thank you for the education, seriously.

Still kinda sucks that the Chuckers get anything out this.

Side question: It is always in the next draft only that these supplementals are dealt out, isn't it? And by what order (assuming team with worst recent record goes first?)

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

Thought you hated futbol but then you break out a Ribery reference. Are you hiding something?

rbnlaw said...

Bobby Moore, favor Bobby Moore.

rbnlaw said...

199 K's to get 38 HR and 103 RBI?





I'd take it.

Mr. Customer said...

That boy is gonna lose his mind in that stadium. Good for the southsiders.

el montanero said...

Cats!!! Playing patty cake! Blahahahahaha!

Oh yeah, fuck FIFA, Qatar, Adam Dunn, Konerko, J. Mart's wonky hip and ESPECIALLY the Gnats!

Cats playing patty cake. HA! What will they come up with next.

Spanky said...

@ Dusty

I know a thing or two about a thing or two.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

Who is uglier, Ribery or Carlos Tevez?

Spanky said...

That's a hard one, Dust. You got Cro-Magnon man on one side and fucking Franckenstein on the other. I'll have to flip a coin for this one. In a related topic, I have always wanted to put a saddle on Ronaldinho.

Dusty Baker said...

Ronaldinho is a buck-toothed World Cup flop.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's getting close with Martin. A shade over 20 minutes left and nothing happening. Jon Heyman says the Dodgers are trying to trade him.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm putting some John Coltrane on to honor Russell's contributions to the Dodgers over the years. I'll have the music set to fade toward the end.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Someone on Twitter is saying the Dodgers resigned Battle Toad.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, saw that. I'll take it if he's a swing man, fill-in type. But not a number 1-5.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

New York non-tenders Irish Sean Green. No word on Ebonics Shonn Greene.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dodgers non-tender Martin.

Dusty Baker said...

Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin Jr. no longer up in dis bish.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There's still an outside chance they resign him, but for less than he would get through being tendered a contract.

Spanky said...

*pours some out for Karina's son

Steve Sax said...

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