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IdahoBert

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IdahoBert last won the day on August 6

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About IdahoBert

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  • Birthday 01/27/1952

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    Boise, Idaho

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    Tigers, German Idealism, Lacan, Vedanta

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  1. One of my daughters works at a JCPenney and this morning she took this photo of the area where they store the mannequins. Staggeringly evocative and strange. I just had to turn it into my wallpaper.
  2. Are there set rules or agreed-upon-parameters for PTBNL or is it negotiable on a deal-by-deal basis?
  3. That makes sense. That sounds like an overall body mechanics change that could really give someone more leverage to toss the ball faster.
  4. I just started watching the FX program The Americans. One of my daughters looks a lot like Keri Russell so the sex scenes creep me out, but I love her devotion to the motherland and that in the first 18 episodes I’ve watched I think she’s killed as many people as Tony Soprano did in six entire seasons. I like that both sides are fervent patriots that play by the rules of this world, which is not pretty, and that they are both able to project their own darkness on to each other and to sincerely see each other as monsters. That is not an uncommon thing, but it’s very true and realistic. Elizabeth Jennings: “Why can’t we do things together? Because I am a KGB officer! Don't you understand that? After all these years? I would, I would go to jail. I would die. I would lose everything before I would betray my country.”
  5. How does someone increase their velocity? Mechanics?
  6. For the most part, this is the main reason I loathe sports talk radio and TV. Stream of consciousness bully-boy posturing without pause because dead air is death. It’s almost robotic in its predictability. And we’re supposed to be impressed because it is outrageous and “out of the box” when it is completely manufactured and boxed up and shipped out like anything else.
  7. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money. Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?
  8. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    Stephen Eric Bronner, Chad Kautzer, Konstantinos Kavoulakos, Omar Dahbour, Andrew Feenberg, Moishe Postone, Harry F. Dahms, Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker, David A. Borman, Christoph Henning, James Freeman, Max Paddison, Gerhard Richter, Dirk Michel-Schertges, Nathan Ross, David Norman Smith, C. Fred Alford, Lauren Langman, Mark P. Worrell, Neil McLaughlin, Titus Stahl, Barbara Fultner, Spyros Gangas, Heikki Ikäheimo, Mariana Teixeira, Espen Hammer, Lars Rensmann, Robert J. Antonio, David Ingram, Arnold Farr
  9. ............3.............

    I was told there would be no math.
  10. ............3.............

    Are we going to be tested on this?
  11. As for JD Martinez, he’s 30 years old and has only played one full season in the majors without being injured. I can’t see this being less of a problem the older he gets. A big six-year contract to a guy who’s missing 40 games a year and maybe more seems dangerous. Being a DH in AL would be a good place for him.
  12. I hope getting rid of Romine was an analytics-based decision. On an emotional level I like these marginal play every position-type players - every team needs one, I think - and Romine was a good one. But if the numbers say otherwise I am willing to agree. If the numbers are merely about money that bothers me. Oh well.
  13. Baseball Playoff Predictions

    I would not be surprised if these Los Angeles world series memorabilia items in our mall don’t go on sale for something steeper than today’s 25% off pretty soon.
  14. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I was thinking the same thing.
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