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Thursday, September 03, 2009
My Morning in ExileIt's ShysterDaughter's first day of kindergarten today. It's afternoon kindergarten, so I'm going to bust out of here soon to go be that dad who stands at the bus stop taking pictures and holding back tears as my kid rolls her eyes. I'll be back later this afternoon, however. In the meantime:
Off to put my little girl on the cheese wagon. [Sniffle] [Snork]
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:53am
Greg Simons said...
Let the tears roll down, Craig. She’s your little girl.
Posted 09/03 at 11:18 AM
There may be some separation anxiety on that first day, but don’t worry Craig, you’ll get over it.
Posted 09/03 at 11:45 AM
I know that there’s a Law of Conservation of Knuckleballers, but is there a Law of Conservation of Molinas?
Posted 09/03 at 11:46 AM
Yeesh. Write about the Yankees and the mouth-breathers come out in force. That Mariano post was painful.
Posted 09/03 at 11:47 AM
Chris H. said...
This is nothing, Craig. Wait until you drop your first kid off at college.
That’s a toughie, lemme tell you.
Posted 09/03 at 11:49 AM
michael standish said...
About the Rays and debased and/or corrupted language:
As either Sigmund Freud or Ludwig Wittgenstein, or maybe it was Lenny Bruce, pointed out, talking funny (or, as we professionals say, “reallocating language resources”) can make a person go blind or—perhaps even worse—turn one’s hands into wings, in which case one can only fan the keyboard.
I’ll ask Dan Shaughnessy (he’d know about this stuff) and get back to you on this.
Posted 09/03 at 11:49 AM
Long before spring turned to summer I made a conscious decision noit to comment to your morning posts on the Blue Network and hold my water until MMIE. This has served me well, except during recess for your legal mumbo-jumbo that sometimes lets the inmates take over with corned beef food fights, etc.
Posted 09/03 at 11:56 AM
Goodness, they are really lobbing the tomatoes over there at the post on Mariano. Craig, is there a way for you to delete objectionable posts? No one should have to be subjected to that language.
YankeesfanLen - I have, over the years, said many disparaging things about the unreasonable attitudes of Yankee fans. However, you, sir, always conduct yourself with class and are not included in the group against which I have railed. Now, with that said…while CC MIGHT win the Cy, based on what’s happened YTD, he SHOULDN’T win. Greinke should. But hey, there’s a lot of season left. Let’s wait and see what everybody does in September before casting our (virtual) votes. (I guess that’s a response to your post over there, and that’s a fray I can’t bear to enter into either.)
Posted 09/03 at 12:11 PM
Craig, do you guys have any power to ban/mod people at CTB? The vitriole is bad enough, but Hotrod’s constantly posting in all caps is MAKING MY EYES BLEED.
Posted 09/03 at 12:35 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
ShysterDaughter got on the bus. Mrs. Shyster and I got misty. Then ShysterBoy started raging about some damn thing or another and I realized that sending them away to school is a good thing. One more year, Carlo, and you’re on that bus. Dear God it can’t come fast enough. Anyway:
I can delete comments and I can ban (at least I think I can ban) over at NBC. Thing is, I pretty much subscribe to the same posting rules over there that I apply over here: say whatever you want as long as you’re not getting racial, sexist, homophobic, irredeemably profane, or if you’re attacking people too much. You can, however, be as stupid as you want to be. And boy, are there some stupid people posting over there. I let ‘em. Censoring them turns morons into martyrs.
If anything, it’s a testement to how great THT posters are. Despite the fact that I’ve only delted a handful of comments—most of them Dave’s—you never see that kind of idiocy over here. THT selects for brains, I guess.
As for HOT ROD. Eh. He’s a troll. I used to go after him for it, but I decided to simply ignore him, and it works out fine.
Posted 09/03 at 12:56 PM
I believe thats the first time I’ve ever heard the argument that the Cy Young needs to go to an inferior pitcher for a playoff team. Its remarkable really. I’m actually waiting for someone to argue that Joe Mauer’s batting average doesn’t count and the new batting champ will be determined by the highest average among playoff teams.
Posted 09/03 at 12:56 PM
I vote that the ShysterBall gang lure the CTBers to the basement of a bar in Pittsburgh (FREE MUTTON) and force them to write coherent arguments that are not self-contradictory.
Posted 09/03 at 12:58 PM
Thanks Craig, although maybe an ignore function would be nice
Pitcher A: 55 G, 55.2 IP, 1.78 ERA, 41 H, 9 BB, 61 K, .199/.233/.316
Pitcher B: 31 G, 39.1 IP, 1.14 ERA, 22 H, 10 BB, 48 K, .162/.218/.204
A is Rivera, B is Hughes
Posted 09/03 at 01:07 PM
Wait until the Shysterdaughter gets engaged next month or does it seem to just pass that quickly.
Posted 09/03 at 01:08 PM
I happen to enjoy the MVP/CY debates. Yes, we must put up with some pretty nonsensical arguments, but I, for one, find it much better than just calculating VORP at the end of 162 games.
Posted 09/03 at 01:15 PM
Nigel Incubator-Jones said...
MJ - Either this is a coincidence, or you owe an h/t to Ben Kabak at River Ave Blues.
Either way, you can see a nice discussion on this with (mostly) sane Yankee fans at riveraveblues.com
Posted 09/03 at 01:43 PM
The Rabbit said...
Congratulations on ShysterDaughter’s first milestone. Wait until the first day of college! It’s really tough partially due to tuition sticker shock. But, then you think “Woo Hoo. He’s gone. I can have a life!” Didn’t happen, though. My household adopted a Jewish tradition: Life does not begin until they graduate medical or law school and get the boxes out of the basement.
Re: The Rays: No matter how hard you might try to spin it, “rightsizing” still means “layoffs” and “reallocating resources” still sounds a lot like “salary dump”.
Posted 09/03 at 03:51 PM
“Turning Morons Into Martyrs” sounds like a good album title for a punk band.
Posted 09/03 at 04:23 PM
@ Nigel Incubator-Jones
That’s where I got it from as i read RAB all the time, unfortunately my work chooses to use Internet Explorer and it ate the rest of my post.
Posted 09/03 at 04:45 PM
Kevin S. said...
Man, that thread on CTB made me embarrassed to be a Yankee fan. Yes, Mo is having a great season. No, that doesn’t mean he deserves the CYA over a dude with 150 more IP and an ERA half a run higher (and that’s without getting into SABR stats, which show Greinke really is this freakin’ good).
Posted 09/03 at 06:21 PM
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