Strasburg Debuts and other business

It’s going to take me a while to figure out how the hell to structure my mornings without recaps. I might just link the NBC stuff as it goes live, foregoing the “Exile” post. I may make the mornings more of a series of quick links to other stuff as opposed to full blown posts. Heck, I may just turn this into a blog dedicated to hardcore Whig-party poltical rants (we’re coming back, baby, and this time we’re electing someone who won’t die in office!).

I’ll at least start out with option two, and note that Stephen Strasburg made his professional debut yesterday. He gave up a run on three hits in two innings, thowing 25 pitches in Arizona action. Boras immediately demanded that his contract be renegotiated, noting that there are Hall of Famers who averaged more than 12.5 pitches per inning. “If a major league team were to plug Stephen into their rotation tomorrow,” Boras said, “they could dispense entirely with the expense of bullpen salaries.” The Nats are considering it.

Stay tuned, because later this morning I will be posting a fire-breathing screed regarding the Nullification Crisis and Jackson’s actions with respect to the Bank of the United States. No, we haven’t forgotten, King Andrew, nor will we ever.

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  1. Chris Simonds said...

    Yeh, Millard Fillmore as your parting shot must leave a bad taste in the mouth. Surely you guys could have done better than that.

    Couldn’t you?

    But at least the Bank of the United States has been reconstituted. It’s called Goldman Sachs now. Do the Whigs back it?

  2. Craig Calcaterra said...

    The Whigs abhor autocratic executive rule, yet love the Bank of the United States. Thus, when an executive goes to great lengths to reconstitute the Bank of the United States, we don’t know what to do so we all get coffee and talk about how if we had gotten Henry Clay elected everything would have worked out fine. In fact, no matter what happens on the national scene, we end up talking about Henry Clay.

    Whigs don’t get a lot done is what I’m saying.

  3. YankeesfanLen said...

    Well, maybe the Whigs would do a better job without the Fed coming in, but by joining you’d have to be an ALEXANDER (Hamilton) hater and the Blue Network gang would get after you if you debased AHam

  4. Grant said...

    I know nothing about the political activities in which I participate! What nativist party? I have no idea what you’re talking about!

  5. Rob² said...

    The real problem with the Bank of the United States is that it requires the nation to implicitly support the Military-Industrial Complex so as to maintain a standing army.

    Armies don’t like to stand around without invading something once in a while, hence the whole bru-ha-ha with our kindly neighbors to the south.

  6. Patrick said...

    I love you all so much..

    You know, Craig, almost nothing you could do would warm the cockles of my heart more than posting just such a screed.
    (Not that warming my personal cockles is high on your to do list.)

  7. Brian said...

    Remember, Lincoln was a Whig before the party essentially disintegrated in the 1850’s.  You could do a lot worse.

  8. Kevin S. said...

    Damnit Craig, after your first post in the comments I was all ready to make the joke that the Whigs were the modern-day derivation of the People’s Front of Judea, and I get to the bottom and find out you’ve already tied them together.

    I guess I can console myself with the old “Great minds think alike?”

  9. Kevin S. said...

    “Remember, Lincoln was a Whig before the party essentially disintegrated in the 1850’s.  You could do a lot worse.”

    So… no Habeus Corpus?  Not going to lie, did not see someone of Craig’s professional persuasion taking that position. wink

  10. YankeesfanLen said...

    Craig, consider a campaign in ‘11 against Voinovich on the Whig party platform.  Perhaps you’ll carry Chillicothe!

  11. Mode:Theif and Lair said...

    No, you’re going about this all wrong.  The new party should be the Wig party.  Only those with removable hair can be elected.  Who wouldn’t vote for a Ted Danson / David Lee Roth led party?

  12. MooseinOhio said...

    Be careful with the political banter as Ralph Nadar
    may start posting and then who know what the heck will happen to Shyterville. 

    Of course, it could be a nice diversion until the ATH returns in April.

  13. Bob said...

    The Modern Whig Party was revived by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, a few of whom should garner some sympathy for being lifelong Cleveland Indians and Browns fans.

    But if the Whigs are splitters, can perhaps in time the Modern Whigs will invoke the fear of the “crack suicide squad.”

  14. smsetnor said...

    Easy now.  I have the Nats (with Alex K who has since quit on me (jerk)) in a sim league.  So please, less mocking of THE Strasburg and more making fun of Miguel Cabrera or something.

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