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Everything posted by Netnerd

  1. Even though Trump lost the popular vote? The Republican Party deserves this. How in the world could they not field a better candidate?
  2. The church I serve as pastor focuses on the Good News of Christ. I guess I'm in the minority. Happily. The hypocrisy of the religious right crowd makes me sick, justifying the very sort of scandals that they'd rail against in the 90's, only because Trump is "their guy." Bullying the weak, the poor, the vulnerable just because you can, just because you need someone to oppose. Mocking your opponents. Validating the worst behavior. This is Trump's legacy. Whether you are Christian or not, please know this: This has nothing to do with Christ.
  3. I wept as I read that article. Humility has a new definition I guess.
  4. Roger - a loyal fan, a true gentleman, and a willing help. I will miss his tone in his posts. He made this place better. I'll always remember how helpful he was for visits to Lakeland, how eager to point out other MTS posters sitting in Joker Marchant. His loss leaves a void. My condolences to his family.
  5. You'd think so with his RP arsenal of FB/slider, but it seemed to take him a couple innings to settle in when he started.
  6. Couldn't ask for better news. Hope this means the worst is behind you.
  7. I'm all for learning lessons. Of course we could still win it all. It'd be fine with me if the outcome of this season proves me wrong. I'm skeptical this is the team that will overcome its lack of pitching, even by becoming buyers. The assets we have now to gain needed talent for this current season aren't what they were in recent years. I don't think we will be sellers. But I don't think it wouldn't be a bad idea. Any good team can get hot at the right time to go the distance. I don't think this year's team is good enough to get there.
  8. Great to hear! (Edit -- Tough way to drop 25 lbs, man!)
  9. Since the poll question is, "SHOULD the Tigers be buyers or sellers?" is why I chose, "Definitely sellers." This isn't about predicting what DD will do. Too thin a team to go deep in the playoffs, and probably too weak to overcome the deficit this year to make the playoffs. Some interesting F.A. value to deal now to help reload. It's hard to see much improvement for 2016 or 2017 if we hold, and harder to see what we'd use or who we'd trade to buy help for this season. Not saying this will happen, or that I'd want to be right about bagging this season's run. I just think the time has come. Pitching is depleted and precious few worthy position players are available in reserve.
  10. I've always found Roger to be a gentleman, whether posting or in person. Strength, grace, courage, humor, and peace be yours, Roger. I'll keep you in my prayers.
  11. This is sad. We each have favorites. Gage was mine.
  12. Try Reesecliff for breakfast. Made for a good start to the day when we were in town.
  13. I haven't gone anywhere. I lurk daily, which is what I've done for over ten years now. It's been good to see some former fixtures who've been away check in this thread. My life rarely allows time to participate in any board. I've appreciated what some of you have taught me about the game over my years' worth of reading. I'd really miss this board if it'd go away, and I already miss the level of traffic we used to see here. I don't expect any of you who contribute so regularly here to pay much attention to a lurker like me. Just realize that your audience is bigger than you realize, and some of us enjoy the banter, warts and all!
  14. I happened to watch Infante running some rehab drills in left field before a game in Detroit a couple weeks ago. He was still quite sore and slow at that point, more so than I expected. I'm disappointed that he's not able to return yet, but based on the impression I got from his light workout, I'm not totally surprised. He's got a ways to go. Ankles can be nagging and nasty. I know what I'm saying is based on a view from afar, but this did not have the look of an easy comeback at that point. (July 14)
  15. Cecil Fielder caught Paul Harvey's attention when he was putting up big HR numbers.
  16. This REALLY dates me... Paul Harvey was forever referring to, "CEE-cil FELL-der." He knew one of the names was out of ordinary, but couldn't remember which one. I think Rushmore needs Al Kaline, for reasons the rest of you have mentioned, like life-time Tiger and such. He's HOF with Cobb. Kaline is also tied to 1968. That season needs to be represented for this honor, I think, and tips the scale for me over Cobb.
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