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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My Morning in ExileDon't read anything I wrote this morning. Spend any free Internet time you have today here. You won't be sorry. But when you get done with that:
The best book over at that blog has to be Why our Children Drink. Points will be awarded to the best answers to that question in the comments.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:04pm
“Kyle Farnsworth is tall, was once young and could once throw around 100 m.p.h. too, and I didn’t see anyone offering hm $40 million.”
Dayton Moore isn’t done with him yet; give it time.
Posted 10/27 at 12:21 PM
I just saw the book list of Judith Vigna through the last link.
Posted 10/27 at 12:44 PM
Pete Toms said...
I think your Mets/Chapman quote is bang on….if the Mets are skimping on fall instrucitonal league in Port St. Lucie doesn’t seem reasonable that they are pursuing Chapman…
Posted 10/27 at 12:45 PM
Why Are Children Drink? This is a trick question, right? Can the answer be anything other than “To get drunk.”
Posted 10/27 at 12:46 PM
“Why Our Children Drink”-
I think you might have missed something on the upcoming Chapman sweeps- he may well end up on the White Sox or Tigers for a year before the big guns come after him. Nice Farnsy reference, Frenchie still is awaiting membership approval at Westchester G.C. Or maybe Islip MiniPutt.
Lastly, TigersfanRob called last night and was cautiously asking what I thought of the McGwire addition to the Cards staff, thinking I might be a chest thumping steroids “purist” like so many beat writers seem to be. My response:“That’s soooooo 2005”
Posted 10/27 at 12:47 PM
From you, Craig! They learned it by watching you!
Posted 10/27 at 01:16 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
+50 for ralph.
Posted 10/27 at 01:18 PM
Alex K said...
I’ll give ralph +100. That is the most memorable commercial from my childhood. I’m actually a little sad I didn’t think of it.
Posted 10/27 at 01:55 PM
Why do our children drink? I dunno, maybe they tried reading the comments over at NBC?
Posted 10/27 at 02:03 PM
I liked to drink as a child because I loved the taste of asprin and puke in the morning.
Posted 10/27 at 02:11 PM
michael standish said...
I believe it was Sigmund Freud who pointed out that children drink for the same reason that dogs lick their testicles.
Posted 10/27 at 02:17 PM
The Rabbit said...
Thanks Craig….I’ve just scratched the surface at the link you provided. I know I’m going to end up killing the whole day.
Posted 10/27 at 03:28 PM
Mode:Theif and Lair said...
.. because the heroes they chose, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, have been shown to be liars, thieves, and cheaters. Again Craig, it’s your fault.
/sorry, I think any points you’ve been holding on to for other answers sould be given to ralph
Posted 10/27 at 03:32 PM
Jack Marshall said...
Re: the Padres. Craig: Shouldn’t this be seen as a conflict of interest situation? I don’t believe Towers could trade Gonzalez to the Sox without raising questions about his loyalties and objectivity. By traditional COI principles, he should remove himself from any trade discussions involving Boston. I know this never happens, and I know it won’t. But if Towers wanted to start a good precedent for the future, this would be a way.
Posted 10/27 at 03:45 PM
Dan in Philly said...
Kids drink because it is fun. I will not even say something snarky here, just the facts.
Posted 10/27 at 04:13 PM
They drink because there’s only 1 copy of “state of the art robot catalog” at the library and 1 copy is hardly enough to go around.
Posted 10/27 at 04:25 PM
Kahuna Tuna said...
They drink because of the Northeast, with its tiny states and multiple accents and snow.
(I’m splitting these points with Aaron.)
Posted 10/27 at 04:44 PM