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  1. clyons

    Good Start!

    Its good news for the White Sox well beyond this Friday, but very bad news for Boston.
  2. Remember and keep repeating: Jay Mariotti resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times and walked away from a brand new, multi-year, big $$$ contract because he had an epiphany during the Olympics that the future of sports media was online. A stand-up guy like Jay wouldn't shade or spin the truth now, would he? http://blogs.suntimes.com/fullcourtpress/2...ay_leaving.html http://blogs.chicagoreader.com/news-bites/...t-jay-mariotti/
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    2008 General Election Discussion Thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Aug 27, 2008 -> 07:25 PM) Alright so here's my last point. And this isn't intended as a "but your guy does it, too", but more of an explanation in why I don't think it matters. G. Gordon Liddy is friends with McCain. He took part in one of the darkest moments in White House history with ruthless abandon. To my knowledge from when I last heard him mention it, he hasn't apologized. Now he's an active participant in the political process as a radio host and commentator since he's calmed down from his craziness of the early-mid 90s. John McCain is friends with G. Gordon Liddy. Should I assume that John McCain then supports political corruption (aside from the Keating 5)? Does his friendship with Liddy raise questions to his judgment? Now, again, I don't think so, but I don't think so with Ayers too. John McCain was in Vietnam when this all happened, and probably gained his friendship with him after he became a million-selling author and political pundit. It certainly draws parallels between the two. Well put. What's good for the goose . . . I'll say it: McCain does it too. Both Liddy and Ayers committed criminal acts to further political causes. Both Liddy and Ayers have endorsed acts of violence against agents of the U.S. government. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/05/g...i_n_100134.html Both Liddy and Ayers have hosted events for McCain and Obama (respectively) in their homes. Id. Are Ayers' bombings "worse" than Liddy's burglaries? Yes, they were more destructive and more dangerous. Does that make Obama "worse" than McCain? I don't think so; certainly not enough to give McCain any moral highground.
  4. ''We wish Jay well and will miss him -- not personally, of course -- but in the sense of noticing he is no longer here, at least for a few days'' http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/1131...eluca28.article Friggin' Hilarious
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    Caption this picture

    "This is some change I can believe in."
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    Democratic Convention Talk

    Home Run! Great, great speech. She'd kick McCain's ass. Probably will in 2012.
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    From today's Tribune: http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/cs...1,4633544.story Quote: Linebrink update Reliever Scott Linebrink made marginal progress throwing his fourth bullpen session but wasn't sure when he would throw a simulated game. "I'm going to continue to throw bullpen [sessions]," he said. "Hopefully, there will be a little more life each time." Linebrink, who won't throw Tuesday, has limited his repertoire to fastballs and a few changeups. "We prefer it be a little bit more drastic improvement than what we are seeing, but it may be one day it just decides to turn around for us," Linebrink said. :Endquote
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    Who closes tomorrow?

    QUOTE (elrockinMT @ Aug 25, 2008 -> 11:09 PM) Bobby Jenks. That's why he is the closer Amen. Besides, Bobby hadn't pitched in 5 days before his 2 innings on Sunday, and he threw only 8 pitches in his save last night. This should not even be an issue.
  9. And Dotel laughs as he gets booed off the mound. Not the first time either.
  10. clyons

    What do you wear to games?

    Usually just a jersey or a cap, but if I wear both, I make sure to vary their styles and eras (i.e, throwback cap with current style jersey/shirt or vice-versa). I'm older, and at the point in my life where I feel dorky going to the game in an "official"-looking half-uniform. That's fine if you're younger, but if you've seen the heard of pot-bellied lemmings leaving Union Station for a Wrigley Field night-game looking all ready to pinch-hit, you know that's a look to avoid.
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    Who Would Your VP Pick Be?

    Interesting question. I have no idea. I don't know that I would pick a friend, or at least a real close one. Friendship, or rather mere compatability, is not always the best attribute in a business partner, and I've often heard it said that you shouldn't go into business with your friends. I would look more for a colleague/acquaintance whom I have been able to work well with in the past, whose judgment, work ethic, and opinions (although not necessarily identical to my own) I respect, and who, most importantly, I could absolutely TRUST. Tall order, I know, but like with a roomates, friendship can complicate a partnership. Or maybe all my friends are just rubberheads.
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    Music Thread

    If there are any fellow geezers on here, the release date for the new AC/DC album, "Black Ice," has been set for October 20th. It will be sold only through the band's website and at Walmart (!?!). A tour has been announced, but no dates have been scheduled. THUNDER !!!!
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    Bought a new TV

    I second the recommendation of Avsforum.com. I'm just a lurker there, but have found it very helpful. Make sure you have your installer hook you up with an over the air (ota) antenna, so you can get WCIU Sox and Bulls games in HD. DirectTV does not offer that channel in HD via satellite. Also, did you get the hd dvr? Once you've had it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
  14. Greg Maddux is a Dodger? http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3541723
  15. Good job by MB to minimize the damage
  16. Nice, quick shut down inning by Buhrls
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    How About a Garcia Comeback?

    Minor league Tiger deal done. http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10929063
  18. I don't get the asterisks. There's no way Webb or Beckett are going anywhere this year. Did I misunderstand something?
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    How About a Garcia Comeback?

    Get Freddy here now!!! He's always had big game balls, Ozzie is his kin, he's worked well with Coop, and all it will take is some cash. Pay him what it takes, and if he has even a semblance of velocity, give him the ball every fifth day and let him audition for his next contract on a big stage. In a pennant race, I'd rather take my chances with even 85% of a big game, road warrior rather than a Poreda, Broadway, or Egbert who has never sniffed the bigs.