Baseball Day Open Thread

Cirillo just hit a solo homer off Perez to make it 3-1 Brewers in the 4th. Go Crew.

UPDATE: Brewers win their season opener 9-2 over the Pirates. They’re batting 1.000 this year. I have faith.

UPDATE II: Just messed around with my Dinger League fantasy team. Cal’s fantasy league only honors Home Runs, so I had to dump a bunch of otherwise good players who only hit 3-5 dingers per year. I also made sure to pick up Gene Snitsky and Carlito Carribbean Cool, cause they rock.


14 thoughts on “Baseball Day Open Thread

  1. 9-2. Sweet. Wish I woulda had a few bucks on the game, but alas, I’ll have to settle for this ass whoppin. Notes:

    1. Carlo Lee has a HUGE mellon.
    2. I think I’m winning cal’s fantasy baseball league.

  2. I tried to start something with Cal in The Dinger League by offering to trade Juan Pierre for Richie Sexson. I was hoping the rejection would be accompanied by swearing and insults, but alls I got was a “hey boss, you gotta just drop juan pierre- he’s useless in the home run league…” I guess I’ll just drop him and pick up Randy McShitkicker from the Tampa Shit Devil Rays.

  3. Take Alex Sanchez…he just got busted for ‘roids. Considering he hits 3 dingers a year and led the league in bunts lasy year, yo shoutld be golden.

  4. I picked up the illustious Carlos Peña that Cla dumped the other day. Why dump him, Cal? His homers are on the uptick. He’s gonna set the midcard world on fire, perhaps even win the European Belt from x-pac this year!

  5. hola hovito! i dropped pena for d. young who went 4/4 and hit 3hrs today. pena should be a good pick up however… sexson hit 2 hrs for me today… just don’t swing too hard richie!

  6. 2. I put ten bucks on the brewers to win the illustrus “world” series this year. should this happen I would take home two thousand dollars and as of this moment I pledge to put all two thougsand of my dollars towards a congratulations to the brewers party.

  7. Roy Williams finally wins a national championship. He just had to finally go to a good team. Kansas was holding him back.

  8. 1. Sometimes I get up to study. Not usually.

    2. Now I want a subscription to Scientific American:

    Okay, We Give Up
    We feel so ashamed
    By The Editors
    There’s no easy way to admit this. For years, helpful letter writers told us to stick to science. They pointed out that science and politics don’t mix. They said we should be more balanced in our presentation of such issues as creationism, missile defense and global warming. We resisted their advice and pretended not to be stung by the accusations that the magazine should be renamed Unscientific American, or Scientific Unamerican, or even Unscientific Unamerican. But spring is in the air, and all of nature is turning over a new leaf, so there’s no better time to say: you were right, and we were wrong.

    In retrospect, this magazine’s coverage of so-called evolution has been hideously one-sided. For decades, we published articles in every issue that endorsed the ideas of Charles Darwin and his cronies. True, the theory of common descent through natural selection has been called the unifying concept for all of biology and one of the greatest scientific ideas of all time, but that was no excuse to be fanatics about it. Where were the answering articles presenting the powerful case for scientific creationism? Why were we so unwilling to suggest that dinosaurs lived 6,000 years ago or that a cataclysmic flood carved the Grand Canyon? Blame the scientists. They dazzled us with their fancy fossils, their radiocarbon dating and their tens of thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles. As editors, we had no business being persuaded by mountains of evidence.
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    Moreover, we shamefully mistreated the Intelligent Design (ID) theorists by lumping them in with creationists. Creationists believe that God designed all life, and that’s a somewhat religious idea. But ID theorists think that at unspecified times some unnamed superpowerful entity designed life, or maybe just some species, or maybe just some of the stuff in cells. That’s what makes ID a superior scientific theory: it doesn’t get bogged down in details.

    Good journalism values balance above all else. We owe it to our readers to present everybody’s ideas equally and not to ignore or discredit theories simply because they lack scientifically credible arguments or facts. Nor should we succumb to the easy mistake of thinking that scientists understand their fields better than, say, U.S. senators or best-selling novelists do. Indeed, if politicians or special-interest groups say things that seem untrue or misleading, our duty as journalists is to quote them without comment or contradiction. To do otherwise would be elitist and therefore wrong. In that spirit, we will end the practice of expressing our own views in this space: an editorial page is no place for opinions.

    Get ready for a new Scientific American. No more discussions of how science should inform policy. If the government commits blindly to building an anti-ICBM defense system that can’t work as promised, that will waste tens of billions of taxpayers’ dollars and imperil national security, you won’t hear about it from us. If studies suggest that the administration’s antipollution measures would actually increase the dangerous particulates that people breathe during the next two decades, that’s not our concern. No more discussions of how policies affect science either-so what if the budget for the National Science Foundation is slashed? This magazine will be dedicated purely to science, fair and balanced science, and not just the science that scientists say is science. And it will start on April Fools’ Day.

  9. hey, i thought this was funny. julie butterfly hill is that girl who climbed up in a tree and stayed there for two years to protest old growth forest destruction. anyway i get her newsletter because i am such a do gooder plus i have a crush on her… anyway check out today’s newsletter… wirkus you’ll be in SF this day… let me know if this is how you want to spend your vaca:

    A Personal Call for Help from Julia Butterfly Hill’s Assistant

    Have we got a project for you! The new veggie oil-powered Planet Bus, which is well on its way to becoming an eco-friendly touring dream machine, vacated CELLspace in San Francisco a couple months ago (to get its interior done in Petaluma at Heritage Salvage). But when it pulled out of the warehouse in the Mission district, it left behind a few stragglers … the old passenger seats.

    So here’s your opportunity to come out and take out all your aggression and frustration by ripping into some old bus seats for a few hours — we need to dismantle the 45 or so seats so that we can reuse and recycle all the different parts instead of sending them to a landfill.

    Come on down to CELLspace at 18th and Florida at 11 am on Saturday, April 9th, and join Brie Mathews, our fearless leader, in dismantling these old bus seats. I guarantee you’ll have a great time! Really! The more people that come, the less time it will take! So come on — whaddaya say?!

    Please give me a call or e-mail to let me know if you can come help this Saturday. And if you know other people who might be interested in helping out, please tell them!! The more the merrier!! We could use the extra help!

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