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  1. Couga, you study/studied psychology, and you're right DBT and CBT are as important (I'm with you in saying more important) than staying on your meds -- but come on. What class did you take where they told you "if you have money, you're immune to depression and suicidal thoughts?" Cognitive therapy and DBT have their hindrances as well. It can only work for those depressives who can summon up the strength to get out of the bed in the morning and non-judgmentally, voluntarily enter into treatment. I've gone through DBT, and holy S**T walking out of those groups and classes sometimes feels like walking out of a boxing ring. It's really, really, really hard and draining (especially for guys who are taught to not have emotions). Some people just genuinely lack the insight that it takes to go through DBT and CBT. I absolutely get where you're coming from, and I agree with a lot of your last post; but there are so many layers to this that "it's a selfish act" seems incredibly simplistic. Walk a mile in his shoes first. If someone told me that I'd never have a depressive episode again, but they'd have to shatter both of my legs to make that happen, I'd tell them to go ahead and shatter my arms too because just breaking my legs, I'd feel like I was getting off easy.
  2. So his stuff is "not good" according to Carlos Lee? Who gives a s***? There are a hell of a lot of pitchers in the minors who have amazing "stuff" and couldn't throw a strike if their mother's lives depended on it.
  3. I can't comprehend any coherent defense of this decision -- there simply is not one. The righteous indignation of the tea baggers and the right in general, calling Obama Hitler, the whole idiotic Socialism argument, etc.. -- but this is the most disgusting decision that has been made by the Supreme Court in the 30 years I have been on the planet -- yet, not word one of the ol' "fair and balanced," (first 30 minutes of Hannity -- nothing, BUT they did talk about where Jon Edwards sticks his penis), even with McCain speaking his disapproval of the decision today. Stop hiding behind the freedom of speech argument -- it's like when someone appeals to something by using their children as a defense....it's easy and it's lowest common denominator. This limits political free speech fully and completely. Stump speeches are going to be written by speech writers that work for Citigroup or Exxon. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be "brought to you by Bank of America." The forefathers of this country did not envision institutional corporate governance of the people when they drew up the Constitution, so stop hiding behind it, and like John Roberts, stop interpreting it to fit your ideology.
  4. Why change now -- for the third year in a row I will select, from the University of Nebraska -- Brett Jensen, LHP, Toldeo/Erie...(53.2 IP, 58 K, 18 BB, 1.23 WHIP, 3.19 ERA all in Erie last season)
  5. I forgot to drop this in that last note - but seriously, the pictures on Curtis' Facebook from the presser in NY -- the smile Curtis has on his face is the definition of ear-to-ear! It's awesome to see. I just hope is willingness to sign autographs doesn't get jaded by the over-zealous Yankee fans who stalk the team hotels, etc.... I was more referring to his exclusive deal to sign on the sweet spot with whatever the company is that pays him to sign balls on the sweet spot (name of that company escapes me) -- I never understood athletes doing that -- if you check eBay, "autographed" stuff doesn't sell for nearly as much as people think it does. I've bought "autographed" balls on there before just because it would be cheaper than purchasing the Official Major League Baseball! Even his on-field detractors have to admit that it hards to root against Curtis -- I just hope upon hope I can fight the urge to root for the pinstripers.
  6. My only concern is for your health Mr. Fuller. If you are this bitter about a writer in Detroit with ties to an organization and an axe to grind, then your hair is going to be gray by May in New York. Good for Curtis, he can charge even more for signing baseballs on the sweet spot now. I've always thought Curtis leaned towards the phony side, but isn't that exactly what PR is? Job well done John -- you have created an amazing public persona for #14.
  7. this nails it perfectly: Will the Tigers trade Curtis Granderson? One AL executive doesn't see it happening | Detroit Tigers - - MLive.com DETROIT -- If you wear a Curtis Granderson jersey or are just a fan who really appreciates the Detroit Tigers’ All-Star center fielder, take a deep breath and settle down. There is no concrete evidence suggesting that the Tigers are in serious trade talks regarding Granderson. That isn’t to say Granderson won’t be traded. He’s not untouchable and few players in the game are. It’s just that it’s unlikely to happen. “My personal feeling is that Detroit is not going to trade Curtis Granderson,” an American League executive told Booth Newspapers today. “He’s like (Cleveland’s) Grady Sizemore. They don’t come along very often and Detroit is blessed to have him.” Granderson hit .249 with a career-high 30 homers, adding 71 RBIs, 8 triples and 20 steals. He also made some big plays defensively, and scored the winning run after tripling in the All-Star Game. “If you let a guy like that go you have to have a replacement,” said the AL executive, requesting anonymity, “and the Tigers don’t have that player in their system at the higher minor league levels. “And then you have to look if it’s being done because the club is financially strapped like Minnesota was when Torii Hunter (left as free agent) and Johan Santana (traded) moved on. Go ahead and look at Granderson’s contract and tell me it’s a problem.” Granderson will make a very economical $5.5 million next season, followed by $8.25 million in 2011 and $10 million in 2012. Detroit has the option of paying him $13 million in 2013 or buying him out for $2 million. And if you look closely at the New York Post story by Joel Sherman that is at the root of the Granderson trade rumors, you can read between the lines and see the ambiguity. Sherman wrote: “In a cost-cutting frame of mind, the Tigers have let teams know that Curtis Granderson could be had for the right package, an NL executive told the Post.” All that means is that Granderson is available. So are 95 percent of the players in the majors. The Chicago Tribune wrote that the Cubs should go after Granderson, proposing a swap for reliever Carlos Marmol and shortstop prospect Starlin Castro. And Newsday in New York weighed in with: “According to a person in the loop, the Angels and Tigers have conversed about a Granderson trade.” The Angels, who have Gold Glove and All-Star center fielder Torii Hunter, would supposedly want to play Granderson in left field. And so the rumor mill continues. Sherman went onto write that Granderson would be attractive to the Yankees and that Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski met with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman at this week’s general managers meetings in Chicago. “It is not believed the two did any more than discuss needs and available players,” Sherman added. They shared shopping lists, but that is far different from turning the conversation into a full-fledged swap meeting. This is what general managers do on a daily basis, and sometimes it leads to a follow-up call that leads to interest that leads to something. Sherman added that the Yankees’ “touted” center field prospect Austin Jackson “will be the centerpiece for a deal.” But what deal, if one is not in the works? And how good is Jackson? “He’s got some skills and a chance to be a pretty good quality player,” the AL executive said. “I’m not saying Austin Jackson is Cameron Maybin, but we don’t know that.” Maybin, once a highly-touted Tigers prospect, was traded to the Florida Marlins in the Miguel Cabrera deal and has been inconsistent since that deal two years ago. “They would have to get a load of players to trade Granderson,” the executive continued. “Austin Jackson may become an impact player, but has not done what Granderson already has done. That’s my point with the Maybin comparison -- you never know. “Detroit might be interested in (reliever) Phil Coke. And would the Yankees trade Philip Hughes with Jackson? And would that be enough? And is Hughes a starter or closer? Hey, we’ll see. But I just don’t see the Tigers trading Granderson. ”They would have to get an awful lot to do that.”
  8. COME ON -- Nobody has yet pointed out that this is a New York writer, FROM THE POST perpetuating a rumor. The discussion/debate on the merits of dealing Curtis is nice, but the hot stove in NY consists of the Yankees having a need, said writers making up stories about Yankee interest in players at that position, and nothing ever materializing. How many times were Barry Bonds or Sammy Sosa supposed to go to the Yankees in the offseason? If they needed a first baseman this article would be about how they are interested in Adrian Gonzalez. It's the same s*** every winter in NY And as far as .249, metrics, blah blah, in the end Mr. I treats this team as a public trust for the city of Detroit and state of Michigan -- I can't see any way possible he signs off on dealing CG. There is a business as much as it is about the on-field product, Grandy being traded makes no business sense.
  9. I was in Vegas two weekends ago, and grabbed tickets to a possible Game 6 Dodgers/Phillies. The Dodgers use ticketmaster. That Wednesday, the 22nd, Philly made that game in LA unnecessary. I had the money back from ticketmaster by the 30th of October. All of the ticket companies suck, but tickets.com is by far the worst
  10. really odd too that during Game 2, when it was pouring, Superfan Rudy's seats were empty.....hmmmmmmmmm
  11. Bert is flat out saying the Twins steal signs on the national broadcast (not to open this issue again, I'm just sayin'). Even showing that Cabrera is looking in on Olivo as he's on base. Blackburn looks untouchable
  12. Just a thought I gleamed from a Podcast about the financial situation -- What about a luxury tax in the Prem? They were fuzzy about it on the podcast because salaray caps and luxury taxes in sports is all so unknown to them, but, it seems workable by people far more savvy in sports economics than I would be.
  13. 4 goals by Keane-o on Saturday -- perhaps he reads motownsports.com and took some motivation from it?
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