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Greetings from Seattle

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I spent most of the flight reading (Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough) and following the Yankees game via ESPN News on the JetBlue television

Mariano Rivera sounds like he’s having his usual late-summer bout of soreness. This is usually a 7-10 day issue that he can pitch through. But as he gets older, you have to wonder whether it becomes harder to overcome. At some point, he’s not going to automatically snap back. But we’re probably not to that point yet.

The Yankees are going to have an interesting few weeks here as they try and manipulate their pitching staff. It’ll get much easier once the rosters expand, but for now Joe Girardi and Co. might have to suffer through some tough nights knowing it’ll pay off down the road.

Personally, I was glad to see the Yankees shed some light on how they’ll handle Joba Chamberlain. The secrecy of their plan had led to fans and even some in the media wildly speculating that he would return to the bullpen or be shut down, etc. It’s really not complicated: they’ll simply cut down on his starts. It makes good sense, too.

A couple of tidbits:

• The Yankees have no interest in Mark Mulder according to Brian Cashman.

• You can also forget about any Cuban defectors showing up any time soon to aid the cause. Those players are 2010 options, if they are options at all.

• Waiver trades could pick up shortly as more teams realize they’re not making the playoffs.

That’s it for now. Yankees-Mariners start a four-game set tomorrow night. Plenty of blogging all day.

 
 

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182 Responses to “Greetings from Seattle”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Don’t go to grad school.

    Ever.

    I want to go in a corner and cry.

  2. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 12th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Hang in there, Rebecca. Once you are done, it will all be a distant bad memory.

  3. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Rebecca!! That would not be very productive.

    Where is that chin-up, middle ages corset wearing girl we all know and admire???

  4. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I like all the good news on the injury front.

  5. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 12th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “Leslie ? She was the hot Manson girl right?”

    How hot she was is in the eye of the beholder, but she did beat out Squeaky Fromme for the cover of the ‘Girls of the Mason Family’ calendar.

  6. Riccardo August 12th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    hi…nice blog…compliments…
    visit mine and let me know if you want to make an exchange of links…
    best regards from italy

  7. Tom in N.J. August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Rebecca- Hang in there. Yeah, it sucks. I got reamed out daily by my grad thesis advisor. Stick with it.

  8. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Does anyone else find the girl in the banner at the top of the page really creepy???

  9. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Does anyone else find the girl in the banner at the top of the page really creepy???

    ’cause she’s sideways?

  10. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Uncle E-

    I think its because she calls everyone “Lord”

  11. JJ August 12th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I too am in grad. school. There’s so many other things I wish I could do- like get the MLB package and watch more Yankee games. But grad school is worth it. It has helped me acquire new schools and build my confidence. Hopefully it will lead to the kind of money that will enable me to afford a ticket to the Stadium.

  12. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Uncle E-

    I think its because she calls everyone “Lord”

    Sounds like Rebecca should chime in on this.

  13. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Does anyone else find the girl in the banner at the top of the page really creepy???

    ————————————————————

    If you’re referring to the one that says, “Start your journey, now, My Lord.”, yeah, she could creepy my way, any time.

  14. Joe from Long Island August 12th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Rebecca – having gone through both graduate school and medical school, plus the indignities of residency training, I know all about things getting tough. ALL people, of both sexes (and if their being honest), will tell you they’ve had moments where things have gotten so bad and they’ve been so challenged by their studies that they’ve been forced to question their own identities, so to speak, of if they are really who they think they are intellectually and intelligence-wise, and whether their true calling is flipping burgers, or some such thing.

    There is no disgrace in having such a moment. You have to realize that it is not the time to make life decisions, but, rather, time to go off, have a stiff drink (or two or three), and come back at it. Or realize they’re not cut out for anything else.

    But, whatever it is, you have to believe in yourself. If you don’t, no one else will.

    Good luck and feel better.

  15. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    JJ-Don’t count on it. There are only so many jobs that pay that much short of starting a small busines and having it turn into Microsoft.

  16. Bronx Born August 12th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Rebecca, just remember you are smarter and tougher than any of them. Plus you are one of the best Yankee fans in the universe. They can’t beat ya with them stats!

  17. Tom in N.J. August 12th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    What ad has sideways women calling people lord in it?

  18. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    What ad has sideways women calling people lord in it?

    you forgot “creepy”

  19. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Does anyone else find the girl in the banner at the top of the page really creepy???

    ————————————————————

    If you’re referring to the one that says, “Start your journey, now, My Lord.”, yeah, she could creepy my way, any time.

    ****
    That would be the one. Its creepy. Plus, I think its actually a cartoon of a woman. If you look hard enough, she doesn’t look real. (well, aside from the obvious enhancements).

  20. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I’d agree with GB7 except I’m pretty sure that’s not a real woman.

  21. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Wait till we visit the Sardine Can
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    I’d agree with GB7 except I’m pretty sure that’s not a real woman.

    ***

    That is definitely what adds to the creepiness.
    Cartoon sideways woman calling people Lord = Creepy

  22. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Does anyone else find the girl in the banner at the top of the page really creepy???

    ————————————————————

    If you’re referring to the one that says, “Start your journey, now, My Lord.”, yeah, she could creepy my way, any time.

    ****
    That would be the one. Its creepy. Plus, I think its actually a cartoon of a woman. If you look hard enough, she doesn’t look real. (well, aside from the obvious enhancements).

    ————————————————————

    If the face is less than perfect, that’s why God made paper sacks.

    OK….I’m over my male chauvinist pig phase.

  23. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Rebecca!! That would not be very productive.

    Where is that chin-up, middle ages corset wearing girl we all know and admire???
    —————————————
    Rebecca wears a corest!?! :)

  24. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Not a thing wrong with cartoon women. Betty Rubble is a hottie.

  25. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    JJ–that’s just the thing. Grad school has pretty much destroyed my entire sense of self worth.

    ****

    Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

  26. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    Not a thing wrong with cartoon women. Betty Rubble is a hottie.

    ****

    I am straight as they come, but if we are talking about attractive cartoon women. No one beats Jessica Rabbit

  27. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 12th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    When cartoon women start getting their breasts enhanced, you know our society is in trouble.

  28. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    Not a thing wrong with cartoon women. Betty Rubble is a hottie.

    ****

    I am straight as they come, but if we are talking about attractive cartoon women. No one beats Jessica Rabbit

    ————————————————————

    Jessica Rabbit is a tart.

  29. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Don’t worry Erica, we know you’re straight. Your PB is Johnny Damon, which by now is old gossip.

  30. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    “Jessica Rabbit is a tart.”

    Okay, then number two would be Ariel, the little Mermaid.
    (I have had this conversation before. I have too many male friends)

  31. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Uncle E-

    I think its because she calls everyone “Lord”
    ——————————————–

    whatz wrong with that? Who doesn’t love a good submissive?

  32. Thomas August 12th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I live in Seattle and will be at ALL FOUR games for the series! Can’t wait!

    Peter…. do you go down to the field during batting practice? If so I’ll say hey

  33. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    “Jessica Rabbit is a tart.”

    Okay, then number two would be Ariel, the little Mermaid.
    (I have had this conversation before. I have too many male friends)

    ————————————————————

    She’s just a little too young for me. That’s almost as bad as chasing after Wendy, the good witch or Tinker Bell.

  34. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Most of the Disney princesses are lookers.

    IDK, cartoon women just don’t do it for me. I feel mildly guilty being attracted to something that doesn’t even exist.

  35. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Wait till we visit the Sardine Can
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Most of the Disney princesses are lookers.

    IDK, cartoon women just don’t do it for me. I feel mildly guilty being attracted to something that doesn’t even exist.

    ****
    I totally had a crush on Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid when I was 8.

    But I get what you mean, its a little weird when they aren’t real

  36. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    snow white was a prud.

  37. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    The female dog in Lady and the Tramp had a real dog face.

  38. you gotta have faith (aceves, you da man!) August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    stupid tigers.

  39. Tom in N.J. August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Rebecca, The week before my Thesis was due, my brain stoped working. I knew what I wanted to say, but I just could not type it. So, one of my Profs gave me the key to his office so I could cloister myself in there and type. No help. He would come in, I would talk about what I wanted to say, he said sounds good write it. I couldn’t. He said it was stress induced writers block and he had just the cure. He told me that he had a writers aid inside the top drawer of his desk. I opened the drawer and there inside were two things-a bottle of Rebel Yell burbon and a bag of hash.

    Needless to say, I was finished in 4 hours.

  40. Every year is a world series year August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Pete I also had a jetblue flight today and there is nothing worse than having a Sox fan next to you (he struck up a conversation when he saw my yankee wrist tat), a screaming baby in front of you, and you’re only escape is WCBS 880 on satellite radio and Suzyn Waldman’s voice is shrillier than a parrot singing Britney Spears when your 30,000 ft up in the air.

  41. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    dtv
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    snow white was a prud.

    ————————————————————

    Bull. She was living with 7 midgets and had the hots for Dopey.

  42. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Maybe she wasn’t the hot one. Maybe none of the were hot.

    I seem to remember that one of them was more attractive than the others though.

    Okay maybe not attractive in the “classical” sense but within the realm of mass murderers?

  43. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    It’s sad how low this board has sunk tonight.

  44. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    GB7-

    I think its kind of my fault :oops:

  45. Every year is a world series year August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    “I totally had a crush on Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid when I was 8.”

    Cinderella’s man wins hands down.

  46. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    GB7-

    I think its kind of my fault

    ————————————————————

    You needent take all of the blame, Erica. You had help. Those guys are degenerates. Me? I’m completely holy.

  47. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Every year is a world series year
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    “I totally had a crush on Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid when I was 8.”

    Cinderella’s man wins hands down.

    ***

    I did not like Cinderella. She spent way too much time wallowing in her own self pity waiting for someone to make her life better for her. Even as a little girl, I was a go-getter!!

  48. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    The good news-

    We won today!

  49. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Mo will be fine………

  50. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    dtv
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    snow white was a prud.

    ————————————————————

    Bull. She was living with 7 midgets and had the hots for Dopey.
    =============================

    ya know, the self-absorbed “Queen” kinda reminds me of Madonna — “mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them alll!”

  51. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    “You needent take all of the blame, Erica. You had help. Those guys are degenerates. Me? I’m completely holy.”

    Nah- you get at least 25% of the blame by saying you would want the ad cartoon “woman” to be creepy with you

  52. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    ***

    I did not like Cinderella. She spent way too much time wallowing in her own self pity waiting for someone to make her life better for her. Even as a little girl, I was a go-getter!!
    ——————————-

    No kiddin. She should have pulled a Lizzy Borden on her sisters and step mom.

  53. Ed - campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) August 12th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I now hereby declared that Cubs fans are much worse than Boston and Mets fans. Did anyone saw that fan threw a beer on Victorino?

  54. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    Every year is a world series year
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    “I totally had a crush on Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid when I was 8.”

    Cinderella’s man wins hands down.

    ***

    I did not like Cinderella. She spent way too much time wallowing in her own self pity waiting for someone to make her life better for her. Even as a little girl, I was a go-getter!!

    ————————————————————

    So, you feel that Cindy was a gold digger and set a bad example?

  55. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Interesting stat-

    If we’re tied in the seventh inning (not ahead or behind, tied) we are 12-0.

  56. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Eh, I was never, ever into Disney princesses -

    By the way, Mary Ann over Ginger any day of the week and Veronica over that goody two shoes, Betty…….

  57. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jeter and Pedroia are going over notches in their respective bedposts at the WBC.

    Jeter: Alba, Biel, Tyra, Lima etc.

    Pedroia: Snow White ?

  58. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    “You needent take all of the blame, Erica. You had help. Those guys are degenerates. Me? I’m completely holy.”

    Nah- you get at least 25% of the blame by saying you would want the ad cartoon “woman” to be creepy with you

    ————————————————————

    I said that I was holy….not celibate. Big difference.

  59. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    GreenBeret7

    So, you feel that Cindy was a gold digger and set a bad example?

    ****

    Not a gold digger, just helpless. She was all “woe is me”. She needed a fairy godmother to come save her so the prince would give her a second look. I think that sets a bad example. If you want the prince, you need to take the steps to make him yours. Don’t wait for some fairy godmother to come help you out

  60. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Tom: I don’t have any alcohol or hash on me. Only the notion that I made the worst mistake of my life.

  61. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Pedroia=Dopey.

  62. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    Eh, I was never, ever into Disney princesses -

    By the way, Mary Ann over Ginger any day of the week and Veronica over that goody two shoes, Betty…….
    ****

    OMG- I wanted to BE Veronica. Okay, I still kind of do. I have her dark hair. Thats a step in the right direction

  63. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    Eh, I was never, ever into Disney princesses -

    By the way, Mary Ann over Ginger any day of the week and Veronica over that goody two shoes, Betty…….

    ————————————————————

    Yeah….pant, pant. And Bobbi Jo over Billy Jo and Betty Jo. Kate had a certain something. Close race with Ellie May over Grannie and Miss Jane.

  64. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    # Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Tom: I don’t have any alcohol or hash on me. Only the notion that I made the worst mistake of my life.
    ———————————————-

    Stop That.

    You’re young. Bigger mistakes await you.

  65. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    GB, I never saw the Beverly Hillbillies, but I think Granny was pretty hot. Not as hot as another saucy oldster, Sophia Pertrillo

    Munsters over the Addams Familyy

    Brady Bunch over every other tv show in histor

  66. Tom in N.J. August 12th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Well, I stayed away from the hash, but drank the booze.

    Rebecca-

    You did not make the biggest mistake in your life. You’ll be fine. You’re a highly intelligent young woman with her future ahead of her.

  67. m August 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Wow. Not a single comment about how totally awesome this team is.

    Instead I got to read about GB7′s proclivities. :?

    Remember when we all laughed about how tough Detroit was going to be for Boston after the Bronx Beatdown? Yeah, not so much.

  68. NYY626 August 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jeter and Pedroia are going over notches in their respective bedposts at the WBC.

    Jeter: Alba, Biel, Tyra, Lima etc.

    Pedroia: Snow White ?
    ________________________________________________________________
    HAHA this made me chuckle :)

    I’m just trying to catch up on the blog posts from today (uhh interesting stuff on this thread guys…). One of my coworkers is on vacation so I have to cover for her all week. I was so crazy busy today that I even missed Guess the Line Up :(

  69. Every year is a world series year August 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    “Pedroia=Dopey.”

    So Youk= grumpy?

  70. EricNS August 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hang in there Rebecca – the payoff will be worth it.

  71. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    GB, I never saw the Beverly Hillbillies, but I think Granny was pretty hot. Not as hot as another saucy oldster, Sophia Pertrillo

    Munsters over the Addams Familyy

    Brady Bunch over every other tv show in histor

    ————————————————————

    Never liked the Brady Bunch. Marcia was spoiled and a snob. Sissy from Family Affairs was great except for her repeated flings with “Uncle Bill”. Yeah, that was believable.

  72. Christina- New Pictures from Yankees Game! August 12th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Rebecca- hang in there. Grad school sucks, i know. I just finished my summer class and now i have 2 weeks of freedom before it begins again. I work way too many jobs and juggle grad school at the same time.. Not much time for fun… But just look at the end where you will be done and have to enter the “real world” .. lol then its really over.

  73. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    m
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    Wow. Not a single comment about how totally awesome this team is.

    Instead I got to read about GB7’s proclivities.

    ————————————————————

    Hey….I ain’t got no proclivities, anymore. I took shots to get rid of them.

  74. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    So Pedro did alright.

    Not great but hung in there. Threw strikes at least.

  75. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    All right…This team is freaking AWESOME.

  76. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    JJ–that’s just the thing. Grad school has pretty much destroyed my entire sense of self worth.

    ****

    ————————————————————

    Rebecca. You’re better than that. Never doubt what you’re doing. It solves nothing.

    When you start doubting your self-worth, just come back to this page and read the last 3/4ths of it. You’ll realize just how normal and worthwhile you are. There’s some people with serious issues, but, you aren’t one of them.

  77. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    GB, Marcia rocked………now Jan was a whiner. Come to think of it, I never liked Fluffy the cat – thank god she didn’t put in an appearance after the first episode.

    Never saw Family Affair, but Anissa Jones was adorable…….

  78. m August 12th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    GB7,

    mebbe you use proclivities, you wouldn’t need shots. :P

  79. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I’d like to give words of encouragement but let’s face it, I’ve never met any of you inperson and for all I know you could all be lying fakes.

    I am of course not accusing anybody, just saying that I don’t take blog relationships as seriously as real ones.

  80. jennifer August 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Erica

    I’m glad I didn’t make the bet re: Youk appealing his suspension. :lol: I’d be dirt poor now.

  81. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    GB, Marcia rocked………now Jan was a whiner. Come to think of it, I never liked Fluffy the cat – thank god she didn’t put in an appearance after the first episode.

    Never saw Family Affair, but Anissa Jones was adorable…….

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, but, Jan grew up and had something that Marcia didn’t have.

    annisa Jones was really sad. Her life was an earlier vera of Dana Plato and ended the same way. It’s ashamed that nobody ever protected Hollywood kids from their parents and the studios. The Jackie Cooghan Law has so many holes in it that it’s useless.

  82. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    m
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    GB7,

    mebbe you use proclivities, you wouldn’t need shots.

    ————————————————————

    somebody used a straight pin and punched holes in it.

  83. jennifer August 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t mind the celebrations I just wish the Yankees wouldn’t jump all over each other. I’d hate to see someone get hurt celebrating a win.

  84. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    BTW, if I was any of you I wouldn’t 100% trust me either, a guy you met on the internet who’s given no credentials and has offered no proof about anything I’ve said about myself…which has been purposely little.

  85. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Sardine Can: are you out of your mind? :shock:

  86. dtv August 12th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Never saw Family Affair, but Anissa Jones was adorable…….

    ————————————–

    And Anissa as a fun date! ;)

  87. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Correction: Her life was an earlier ***version*** of Dana Plato

  88. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I might be, Nick. I might be.

  89. m August 12th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Isn’t Wait the poster formerly known as Tex’s best friend?

  90. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Tex’s best friend? Who?

  91. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    GB, you’re so right….. Parents come to depend on their children to support the family and they don’t look out for them. It’s such a sad situation. Also, cute child actors eventually grow up and out of their cuteness……and then they are basically told that no one wants them anymore. Paul Peterson, from the Donna Reed show, is involved with trying to protect child actors….he seems like a very good guy. Overall, being a child actor is not something I would recommend. When the value system in place tells you that you are no good unless you are cute, you know the whole thing is just warped.

  92. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    As it turns out, I gotta split. See ya.

  93. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    That’s an odd comment given the context of the discussion.

    I may not haveever met Rebecca but I do know that she’s probably the sweetest, most sincere person that posts here.

    I am not sure how long you’ve been here but some of these people have been talking to each other here for years.

    We kind of know each other in spirit.

  94. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Anissa Jones had a drug problem……..she really was one of the most adorable tykes I’ve ever seen. What a shame…..

  95. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Before I go-Bronx Jeers-

    I came here earlier in the year, so I’m relatively new.

    I did not mean to start animosity, I’m merely saying that I don’t completely trust anybody I’ve never really met. Take that as you wish.

  96. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    GB, I know Jackie Coogan was a child star, but what happened to him that they had to create a law after him?

  97. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 12th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I hope it was just temporary insanity, because that was one of the most inane comments I’ve read on here since I first started reading this blog in the summer of 2007. :mad:

  98. m August 12th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Okay, so this internet thing’s pretty cool. Without even trying you can follow a scum, I mean scum trail.

    -si.com
    -hot clicks (which I never click, but dang I’m bored, and you guys would like it because there’s stuff about megan abrigo & Bar Rafaeli)
    -hot mustard
    -twitter @firestvephilips, found a link to a youtube clip of francessa ranting on morgan and phillips.

    All in about 20 seconds.

  99. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    GB, I know Jackie Coogan was a child star, but what happened to him that they had to create a law after him?

    ————————————————————

    He was one of the top money makers and highest salaried actors of the silent era. He made millions as a kid. When he came of age, he found out that his parents had squandered, stolen and redirected every dime he made. The cars, the mansions were in his parents name and he got nothing. The passed a “Jackie Cooghan Law” that required all but a certain amount to be put into a trust fund. It just left a ton of holes in the laws and what the parents didn’t steal, the lawyers and agents did. Cooghan’s last acting gig was as Uncle Fester on the Aadams Family.

  100. m August 12th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    oops. that would be “crumb trail”

  101. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “I did not mean to start animosity, I’m merely saying that I don’t completely trust anybody I’ve never really met. ”

    No I understand that.

    But it’s not like we’re asking you for a loan or to crash at your house or something. No one’s making any grand claims of infamy. It’s just a baseball blog. We’re just passing some time.

    Rebecca is a “friend” of ours. And she’s definitely a super sweet & sincere grad student. And a great fan.

  102. Every year is a world series year August 12th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Rebecca, I’m 18 years old and I’m about to start NYU in the fall, what is this grad school you speak of? Whatever it is, I’m sure its not anything you cant handle.

  103. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    GB, that’s sad – wow.

  104. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    You guys are incredible.

    Wow. I’m speechless.

  105. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    You guys are incredible.

    Wow. I’m speechless.

    ————————————————————

    Of course we are, Doll. We’re Yankee fans.

  106. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Back briefly after work. Hope I didn’t put too much of a damper on things. Probably best for all concerned if we pretend I just said nothing.

    Off the computer now. Night all.

  107. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Grade school is tough but it can be accomplished.

    At first they pick on you, steal your lunch money, stick your head in the toilet, trip you on the playground, and beat you to a pulp. You just want to cry and go home.

    The second day gets better, trust me.

    Oh wait, grad school? Without the e?
    Hmmm…that must come later on after grade school.

    Maybe the second day gets better there too….

  108. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    jennifer
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    Erica

    I’m glad I didn’t make the bet re: Youk appealing his suspension. I’d be dirt poor now.

    ***

    Funny, I was kicking myself for not taking you up on it. LOL

    Btw- did you ever get the Williams and Sonoma filled pancake pan???

  109. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    GB, that’s sad – wow.

    ————————————————————

    That’s basically the law that Peterson is trying to get some teeth in, because it’s happening again.

  110. m August 12th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    That’s “extra mustard”, and the trail continues.

    -francessa’s rant
    -KJ’s take on JD’s balls
    -KJ interview with Leigh Teixeira
    -back to hot clicks where there’s a video of a guy catching laptops with his crack.

    The last one’s worth watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

  111. no.27 August 12th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    What the Yankees are doing makes perfect sense. They are setting the rotation up to be AJ, Joba, CC, Pettitte, and Mitre. Splitting AJ and CC up should help the bullpen get rest on those nights as they usually can be counted on going 7 strong.

    The Yankees have a lot of off days in September that they can use to skip Joba, but he needs to get some starts leading up to the playoffs to make sure he’s sharp. That’s why giving him a day off in August is smart.

    I haven’t heard Girardi say when he expects Joba to pitch next, but if he pitches the last game of the Oakland series it sets up Andy, Burnett, and CC to pitch at Fenway, the 3 starters that combined for 22.2 scoreless innings against the Sox this past weekend…

  112. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    Grade school is tough but it can be accomplished.

    At first they pick on you, steal your lunch money, stick your head in the toilet, trip you on the playground, and beat you to a pulp. You just want to cry and go home.

    The second day gets better, trust me.

    Oh wait, grad school? Without the e?
    Hmmm…that must come later on after grade school.

    Maybe the second day gets better there too….

    ————————————————————

    LMAO.

    If 3/4ths of this page wasn’t made up of people talking about cartoon hotties and dishes on TV, I’d say you were sick. As it is, you’re only as sick as the rest of us.

  113. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    GB7-

    You are right. This isn’t our proudest thread. LOL.

  114. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    GB, didn’t Macauley Culkin sue his parents for his $$$? I just remember reading that his father was a real piece of work…..and that’s being kidn.

  115. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Btw- I bought tickets to the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at MSG. The show is on October 29th.

    I am 100% convinced the Yankees will win the world series that night while I am at the concert just to spite me

  116. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    GB, didn’t Macauley Culkin sue his parents for his $$$? I just remember reading that his father was a real piece of work…..and that’s being kidn.

    ————————————————————

    Not sure what the deal was with him….only that there were some strange things going on with his family and Michael Jackson. That and some serious drug issues.

    PS. Found this: When Culkin was fourteen years old, his parents disputed custody. Subsequently, Culkin was legally emancipated from them. His father had also been his manager.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaulay_Culkin

    Never knew that his aunt is actress, Bonnie Bedelia.

  117. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    GB7-

    You are right. This isn’t our proudest thread. LOL.

    ————————————————————

    Definately a new high in low.

  118. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Rebecca,

    Well don’t get too speechless on us now. I’m sure there’s work to be done! :lol:

    And if it’s your thesis advisor that’s got you down. They’re just doing their miserable job.

    Just relate it to baseball. The advisor is Papelbon, and you gotta get a run home. If a long ball might be asking too much, think base to base.

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    “Just relate it to baseball. The advisor is Papelbon, and you gotta get a run home. If a long ball might be asking too much, think base to base.”

    My adviser is an avowed ChiSox fan. I don’t need to imagine anything…

    She was shocked…SHOCKED…when I told her that my favorite Yankee was not Alex Rodriguez.

  120. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    m
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Isn’t Wait the poster formerly known as Tex’s best friend?

    I thought he was “TeixeiraMVP”

    anyway

    Josey and the pussycats!
    and the witch from snow white!

  121. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Think of Papelbon? I thought the objective was to encourage Rebecca….not make her sick?

  122. m August 12th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Rebecca,

    Did she say, “Who’s Jesus?”

  123. Glenda August 12th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Rebecca-

    Sometimes rebooting is the preferable course of action.

    our society can be too hard on people who want to starting over.

    But think about it. People enter into bad marriages, bad apartments leases, bad jobs, bad cell phone providers, bad cable companies, etc. Half of all marriages dissolve. It is often times better to leave a scene and to start anew some where else.

  124. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    m: I go to a Jesuit university, I imagine she might have been fired if she asked that…

    (actually, this was back in February. I told her it was Mariano. Still is.)

  125. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Glenda: If it was my own money I would have quit months ago.

    But seeing as it’s not, I might as well attempt to see it through.

  126. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    baseball question:
    why did Gaudan put his hair clippings in Cokes locker?
    is it a french thing?

  127. m August 12th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth,

    I’m all mixed up. I know there was a DB, too. Somebody changed their name. Anyway we’re all incognito.

    So, back to baseball. I’m still pinching myself. 28 games over .500. Torre would be proud. Just need to hit 30 games, then 35, and so on.

    And hard to believe we went 8-1 on the homestand. And we’re the hottest team in baseball at 9-1.

    I’m just happy we won today. We gained 6 games on the Red Sox in one week, wouldn’t take much longer to give it back at the rate we were going. :P

  128. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 12th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “If 3/4ths of this page wasn’t made up of people talking about cartoon hotties and dishes on TV, I’d say you were sick. As it is, you’re only as sick as the rest of us”

    as the song goes…I’m not sick, but I’m not well.

  129. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Rebecca how long is the program?

  130. Erica - always OPPC August 12th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Anyway, I am off. Good night Yankee people!!!

    One last annoucement- Guess the Line Up will run tomorrow from 4:45 until 6:15. Line up submissions will promptly end at 6:15 due to my selfishly making dinner plans. I will formally annouce the winner when I get home around game time.

  131. Betsy August 12th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Now that’s something I didn’t know ………Culkin’s aunt is Bonnie Bedelia? cool……….

  132. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    The yanks have “Godzilla”. If Gaudin pitches well, is his new name then “Rodan”?

  133. Bronx Jeers August 12th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    A white sox fan?

    Well that right there proves you’re more intelligent than her.

    I’ve never been through it. But my wife recently did. And I hated her advisor.

    She took her sweet time with the thesis. And asked for a lot of revision. And even though my wife had completed all the course work, she had be enrolled in the semester she graduated in. That cost a lot of extra money. Quite the scam.

  134. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Betsy
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:40 pm
    Now that’s something I didn’t know ………Culkin’s aunt is Bonnie Bedelia? cool……….

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, you’d think that she would have offered so advice or kept a close eye on her nephew, especially with all of that money involved.

  135. m August 12th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Whoa! That Woj article on Jeter is just wow!

    I have the same feelings. I don’t think I’d stop being a Yankee fan, but it would cut deep if Jeter was found guilty of using steroids.

  136. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve gotten a lot of so-so advice

  137. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    offered ***some*** advice

  138. Saucy August 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Oooph.

    tomorrow’s game starts at 10:05 PM — crud

  139. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    My program’s a year.

    I should be done by now, but I’m not.

    ADHD and grad school, apparently, really don’t mix. I’m still on page three. I’m ready to hurt something, but I’d have to pay for the repairs.

  140. Uncle Ellsworth August 12th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Did Jeter give up after the 56 errors?

  141. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    I’ve gotten a lot of so-so advice

    ============================================================

    so-so advice is only half as good as so advice.

  142. Phil August 12th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Jeter never used steroids.

  143. Saucy August 12th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    # Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus August 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    My program’s a year.

    I should be done by now, but I’m not.

    ADHD and grad school, apparently, really don’t mix. I’m still on page three. I’m ready to hurt something, but I’d have to pay for the repairs.
    ——————————————-

    A lot of writers and creative types suffer from ADHD and to meet deadlines they get an Adderall script from a psychologist.

  144. GreenBeret7 August 12th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Big night on the farm. Everybody won except Scranton. They were rained out.

  145. Betsy August 13th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I just saw the replay of the 2 WP in the 6th inning……..one of them was ridiculous as AJ threw it all the way to the left. That was completely on him – I’ve no idea where he was aiming. The other one was bad – that should have been blocked by Jorge.

    I’ve seen mentioned on another board the possibility that AJ may lose confidence in Jorge to block his curves and, therefore, that he may throw his FB more often to compensate. I hope that’s not the case…..in fact, it shouldn’t be, since Jorge is not to blame for AJ’s control problems

  146. pat August 13th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Would you look at a 6’4″, 195 lb pitcher and think he’s using PEDs?

    Arroyo may not look like the poster boy for the Steroid Era but he makes you question what exactly the poster boy for that Era really looks like.

    Sounds like he’s going for the pre-emptive strike and is going to be the first player getting out in front of his name being leaked from the list.

    Interesting read at a glimpse of the mindset.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports.....rned_N.htm

  147. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I am predicting a late season run for Cano that will put him into MVP contention.

  148. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    From pat’s link:

    “If you want to say the union continued to knowingly barter in bad faith for us to have steroids and not have a policy, hey, they’re not at fault for anything. The union is there to protect our best interest.
    ___

    How does that protect the interests of the clean players?

  149. Saucy August 13th, 2009 at 12:48 am

    # Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I am predicting a late season run for Cano that will put him into MVP contention.
    ————————————–

    In what league?

  150. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I highly doubt that Jeter did steroids because all the available indicators are absent, but if it was ever revealed that he did, it wouldn’t change the way I look at MLB at all. I have become too cynical about life in general for it to faze me.

  151. Bronx Jeers August 13th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    This is a doozy from that Arroyo article.

    About taking supplements:

    “It might be dangerous,” he says, “but so is drinking and driving. And how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

    Being a car-less New Yorker, I can only hope that someone is filling my drunk driving quota.

    What a moron.

  152. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Saucy

    He’s OPS is near .870. He’s playing stellar defense. If he finishes with a .900+ OPS, he may not win it, but he should be in the conversation.

  153. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    He’s = His

  154. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 13th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    “It might be dangerous,” he says, “but so is drinking and driving. And how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

    Adenhart says hello

  155. Bronx Jeers August 13th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Just for kicks,

    Why is Jeter in the steroid conservation?

    Is there some article out there that is questioning this?

  156. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    From the Jeter article:

    Yankees fans would go into permanent mourning if Jeter betrayed them. A-Rod’s steroids admission they could handle; he was a free-agent import. Jeter, though, was born and raised by the organization. You think Yankees and you think Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris, Berra, Munson, Reggie and Jeter.
    __

    Like A-Rod, Reggie was a “free-agent import.”

    After A-Rod wins a few rings, I’m not sure what the difference is.

  157. Richie August 13th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Bronx Jeers

    No, the author views Jeter as the poster boy for not taking steroids and that if it was ever revealed that he did, he would stop following the game:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....id=4392903

  158. Ed H. August 13th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Rebecca,

    I want to wish you the best with your grad program. I struggled through two of them. In retrospect, I’ve got those diploma’s and nobody can ever take them away from me. The degrees get listed on every resume I will write for the rest of my life. It was worth it. Hang in there!

  159. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Buehrle did it again ,pitched a gem,and Hernandez did the same
    CWS-0 SEA-0 bot of the 12th

  160. Bronx Jeers August 13th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Do doubt Cano’s putting up a great season and he certainly had a great game.

    But he’s not even the MVP on his own team.

  161. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Seattle’s bull pen should be tired tomorrow.

    Well it’s to the top of the 13th now.

  162. Bronx Jeers August 13th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Yes,

    It would definitely shake the foundation of baseball if Jetes was found to be a cheat.

    But I wouldn’t spend too much time worrying about it.

    Jeter is like Neo from The Matrix. The Chosen One.

  163. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    The only team Jeter wanted to play for was the Yankees,he’s the real deal!

    You’re missing a good game,with SEA and CWS top of 13th 0-0

  164. Tucker August 13th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    “Seattle’s bull pen should be tired tomorrow.

    Well it’s to the top of the 13th now.”

    Yanks certainly caught a break. They need to jump on Seattle’s starter early tomorrow.

  165. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Ichiro is at bat now,bot of 13th 2 strikes,he struck out.OMG

  166. you gotta have faith (aceves, you da man!) August 13th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    keep it going! wear out that pen!

  167. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    it’s to the 14th.Come on CWS,use SEA’S bull pen up.

  168. Phil August 13th, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Early in Jete’s career, the Yanks kept wanting him to come down to Tampa and add “20 pounds of muscle” in the offseason and start hitting more homers, but he never did it.

  169. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Root for more innings.

  170. you gotta have faith (aceves, you da man!) August 13th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    espcially with Snell going tomorrow this could be veryy good for the yanks

  171. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    A 14 inning game with the team the Yankees play tomorrow is happening now.

  172. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    you gotta have faith

    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!

  173. m August 13th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    pat,

    Aw, that was a great article. Shoot, makes me like Arroyo the person a lot more. So refreshingly honest. Still don’t want him on my team cuz he’s not very good (haha), but kudos to him for laying it all out there.

    I hold out hope for Jeter.

    Woj mentioned he’d lose faith if Pujols was dirty, too. Him, I don’t hold any such thoughts. I’ve noticed that Albert’s looking very trim this year. He seems to be thinner. So much so, his face is gaunt. Let’s hope he’s doing the vegan thing.

  174. Harris August 13th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Ian Snell starts for the Ms tomorrow

  175. Phil August 13th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Nothing has ever changed about Jeter. He filled out just a bit as he aged, but he never got huge, seemed to be sweating all the time, or had any of those weird roidy muscle injuries. All of Jeter’s injuries have come from things like getting hit with pitches, diving into the stands, getting hit with more pitches, diving into third base and havind someone land on him, and getting hit by pitches. What we’ve seen is what we’ve gotten from the Captain.

  176. Mark August 13th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Did Alan Selig create the steroid era?

  177. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Snell is 2-8 against CC.

    CWS,SEA bottom of 4th

  178. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Jeter is squeaky clean,his name is never mentioned in anything
    negative.

    Yeah top of the 15th

  179. haiku-man August 13th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Spoke too soon SEA won in bottom of 14th,boo!

  180. Noreaster August 13th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for the funny morning read all! Hang in their Rebecca, after 25 years I still have nightmares about grad school (but it did pay off for me and it will for you).

  181. Alibaba August 13th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Rebecca:

    I am one of those yoyos who finished graduate school, 6 years of it. Believe me it gets easier. Especially after you are done. I don’t normally end my name with a PhD. However, when I feel the need to impress someone (e.g., when sending a complaint for bad service to a company VP or filling paperwork at my bank), I use it.

    Here is a stat to cheer you up. Only 0.96% of Americans over 25 has PhD degree. In contrast, 1.99% of Americans over 25 are medical or dental doctors (MD, DDS, etc.).

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Alibaba

  182. Patrick August 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    \ :) /


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