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Everything posted by rhino

  1. MLB network saying Frazier, Robertson and kahnle?, close to going to the Yankees
  2. Uber/Lyft is absolutely a community service and their success is what happens when the markets are free to fill a need without gov't. intervention. There has been a need for a long time for a form of transportation that one can call as needed that provides a clean car, a pleasant driver and a reasonable price that can be scheduled quickly. Droves of older people that are afraid to drive because of poor eyesight are getting out into the world again. Uber/Lyft has literally given them some of their independence back. It's a wonderful thing when the market is free to create and respond to needs. The only issue I see is gov't wanting to get a slice of the pie taxing Uber/Lyft out of business or crony capitalism being implemented to force out Uber/Lyft on behalf of the taxi driver union. And, as a side note, whether it's on the app or not, I always tip my driver cash as I'm grateful for the service and the cleanliness off the car.
  3. There's supposedly a lot of gypsy's in Romania. When I was first starting out in this business I learned a lot from a Romanian fellow who could barely speak English. One thing we learned very quickly is never call him a gypsy, even in jest. He would go absolutely nuts. Like grab the nearest blunt object and beat everyone in the shop to death nuts. Otherwise he was a very talented and pleasant fellow.
  4. In case any of you were wondering, "Whatever happened to Enrique Gonzalez after he hung up his cleets?" I did a little research and found that soon after his retirement he put on a few pounds, embarked on a very successful comedy career and changed his name to Fluffy.
  5. In the political forum, I'm grateful there isn't a dislike button where you guys could take away my likes!
  6. The club was down on Maybin? How could you be down on your lead-off guy posting .315 .383 .418 .801 I don't remember hearing anything like that. Maybe I missed it. Maybin was a salary dump plain and simple.
  7. The issue with our HSA is their default for any charge made against the account is "denied" until we file paper work, get receipts mail them in and get letters, make, numerous phone calls, then they approve a charge. That is extremely frustrating, what is even more frustrating is they will then, just a few months later deny a new charge that is exactly the same as the one we just fought to get paid not 3 months earlier.
  8. IIRC, he ran into some problems with the IRS and to make money to pay the government he opened up his house and property for tours.
  9. I keep reading this, which coincides with my feeling that AA is valuing our players too high. I felt he did it with Kinsler asking for Bellinger. We keep hearing in regard to JV and JD too.
  10. If I'm Verlander with the current make-up of this team and the state of the farm system not in any position to provide immediate help, I'm having my agent pestering Avila to move me to a contender.
  11. When we talk about "tanking" on here, what is the definition of tanking? I think it's one of those things that is going to mean different things to different people. For myself, I don't consider trading off veterans and trying to cut payroll as tanking. I think it's just a natural cycle of a baseball franchise.
  12. You'd need to sweeten that deal IMO to get Fullmer.
  13. Mugs like us don't know from nutttin' about a regular joe like Al being a rube. Most of us get an abe in hand and we're off chasin' dames. Ya' know some guys end up with a bug eyed Betty and some get a choice bit of a baby vamp. Sure, we bust Al's chops. This ain't no petting pantry. That's how the boy's is. We can't go spreading apple sauce- people are liable to think we're soft. Nobody's giving him the bums rush. He'll be hanging his hat and beltin back a few browns in the front office with his dogs up till the cows come home.
  14. I don't think the free agent signings of AA should be viewed separately from trades. Bottom line is the process of both involves player evaluation and a feel for the market. Whether trading or buying, the process is still the same, you're giving up assets (players or dollars) for other assets (players acquired in a trade or signed through FA). His body of work thus far should be viewed in totality, not trying to make his record look better by separating these two specific forms of player acquisition.
  15. Regarding Sanchez(TOR) I'm at a loss at how trimming your nail leads to losing your finger nail and a subsequent surgery! mario please fill in the blanks!
  16. The Illitch's probably shouldn't have pimped out the stadium for a quickie while in the midst of the season. Harbinger of things to come i'm guessing.
  17. I believe it. I think we talked about it on here. When my son was in college he had a medical emergency and we tried to deposit cash in his Chase account because the doctor he was seeing wasn't coevered on our health care plan, but the bank wouldn't accept it. We, as his parents, couldn't deposit cash into our son's account for a medical emergency. Money laundering, you know. I'm very glad I wasn't there when they told my wife that bit of info. ****in' bastards. They told her for a small fee she could use an advance from her Chase credit card and deposit it that way, you know, just two small fees for the advance and to complete the transfer to his account. Fortunately, i had him set up on an ACH transfer from my business account so I did it that way. Medical emergency be damned, the banks got to get their pound of flesh.
  18. You would be surprised how many people already think it's illegal to do buisness with cash. I must expalin at least 2 or 3 times a month. It is legal to do business in cash, no matter the amount of the transaction, as long as you record it in your accounting. It's only illegal if you try to hide it and not record it in your records. THe government and banks are doing a very good job of scaring people into not using cash.
  19. The banks will collect 3.5% on every transaction like they do with cc. Dang, I hate banks. (Banks, not bankers, ballmich)
  20. I think Stoney and Jamie are doing a pretty good job in the morning. Much better then Stoney and Bill. Now that they have gotten rid of the kid who was reading the news and brought in a new girl, it's a good show in the morning. Maybe move Wojo to days if Valenti leaves? I don't know who they'd pair him with though.
  21. Well, maybe if the money is gone, Drew might have the desire to make a committed comeback, but unless he is really ready to up his sports knowledge beyond the back of his baseball cards from the 70's, sports talk isn't the right format for him. Having said that, if he did mount a comeback, I would surely tune in, because as others have said, when he was good he was one of the best in Detroit.
  22. So, we just installed 4K HD security cameras at work. Seeing myself on the monitors has left me terribly depressed. Even the old saying that the camera adds 10 lbs is no consolation. Perhaps, if the saying was the camera adds 30 lbs I might feel a little better. I'm looking at the monitor saying, "Who is that sloppily dressed, gray haired, fat guy with the bad posture?" The only upside is that I was wise to never consider a career in film.
  23. Coughlin played until the 1908 season because everyone, including Cobb, was afraid to tell him he had actually been cut in 1906.
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