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Thursday, September 24, 2009
My Morning in ExileHow it's possible to miss four days of work yet have seven days worth of work to makeup is beyond me, but I'll be damned if that's not what I'm facing at the moment. Oh well, it's isn't going anywhere, so I'll try to get to at least some new stuff this afternoon. In the meantime:
Calcaterra's Law is in full effect: any paperwork and/or emails that sit unread on one's desktop for more than a week automatically moot themselves. Given that I have yet to be disbarred or sued for malpractice, I have no reason to believe that the law does not hold true 100% of the time.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:30pm
Okay, I’ve been holding there all day for fear of posting on the Blue Network, and also to keep to (one of the)themes of today’s banter:
Posted 09/24 at 01:42 PM
I’m not a Cards fan, but it’s hard to argue with the phenomenon that is Albert Pujols. The man’s a brilliant ball player. The fact that he’s not a jerk (or seen to be a jerk, anyhow) is a huge point in his favor.
Posted 09/24 at 02:03 PM
My god the comments following the first Milton Bradley story are frightening. It’s kind of funny listening to them argue about Pete Rose, but it’s downright scary to hear those commenters try to dissect racial politics in America.
Posted 09/24 at 03:23 PM
Chris H. said...
Agreed. The comments on the first Bradley story make me a strong supporter of enforced eugenics. Yikes.
On another note, if they really could trade Bradley for Burrell, I’d make that deal now, even if Burrell doesn’t end up hitting for crap.
Posted 09/24 at 03:45 PM
The Rabbit said...
Craig, The first rule of corporate America is: Never take vacation, especially if you are in a highly technical, skilled, and/or professional position. What’s the point? No one ever does your work when you away and you are always buried when you return.
Posted 09/24 at 05:02 PM
Bob Rittner said...
I think regarding the comments on Crawford and Zobrist that the point may be that Crawford has had a longer major league career for us to judge his real talent. Therefore, we may be more confident that his performance this year represents his peak.
Zobrist, on the other hand, seemed to emerge in the second half last year and then topped that late season performance with his play this year. So it is possible we are not yet sure what his peak really is. Add the fact that he has moved around the diamond quite a bit, and it is possible that should he settle on one position he might become even better. (Of course, he might also be having a fluke year+.)
Posted 09/25 at 08:11 AM