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Robertson hunting for a good cause, plus some notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 10, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

How do you celebrate your team winning a national championship? If you’re Dave Robertson, you go on a Life Hunt.

One day after Alabama rolled in the BCS championship game, Robertson tweeted that he was heading to his home state to participate in a Life Hunt, which is partially explained on its website this way:

Life Hunts is a wish-granting service for children and young adults with critical illnesses and diseases. The program was officially founded in 1998 to grant hunting wishes and has served hundreds of children and young adults to date… Mainstream wish-granting organizations like Make-A-Wish began refusing such requests, leaving a void for the kids who wanted to fulfill a dream hunt.

Good work by Robertson, once again showing why he’s getting the BBWAA New York chapter’s award for community service next weekend.

A few other notes from today.

• Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are still talking with the top free agent starters on the market, but he says that nothing is close with any of them. Could be little more than Cashman keeping track of the market.

• It seems Bud Selig isn’t going anywhere. Buster Olney reports that Selig is going to be offered an extension, and baseball executives expect him to stay in his current role.

• A report that talks between the Reds and Ryan Madson were “heating up” was quickly shot down. 

• I linked to Olney’s notebook earlier today, and that notebook included a link to this Q & A with Chipper Jones, who addresses the impact of becoming an older player in baseball. It’s pretty good stuff from top to bottom.

UPDATE, 11:11 p.m.: Or maybe Madson talks were heating up after all. Heyman is now tweeting that Madson and the Reds have reached an agreement on a contract.

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100 Responses to “Robertson hunting for a good cause, plus some notes and links”

  1. blake January 10th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Thats a pretty sweet pic

  2. Ys Guy January 10th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    ebb and weei are both reporting the socks are not close to signing kuroda. that would give the yankees less incentive to make him an offer.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 10th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    “It goes like this
    The fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift

    He’s describing the chord progression of the song itself.”

    Tom in NJ, very cool!

    I looked back to when I had written my own Suxian lyrics to that song and it was almost a week before their historic collapse! How’s that for prescience?!

    :D

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-1987217

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 10th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    “It seems Bud Selig isn’t going anywhere. Buster Olney reports that Selig is going to be offered an extension, and baseball executives expect him to stay in his current role.”

    POS PATHETIC.

    I guess the game will continue to be an orchestrated laughingstock under his NONleadership.

    I admit I don’t understand it. Or perhaps I can’t deal with the seeming fact that the commissioner’s office lacks total integrity and doesn’t care about the purity of the game but just the stinking business end.

    :evil:

  5. Best To Ever Do It January 10th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue January 10th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    “It seems Bud Selig isn’t going anywhere. Buster Olney reports that Selig is going to be offered an extension, and baseball executives expect him to stay in his current role.”

    POS PATHETIC.

    I guess the game will continue to be an orchestrated laughingstock under his NONleadership.

    I admit I don’t understand it. Or perhaps I can’t deal with the seeming fact that the commissioner’s office lacks total integrity and doesn’t care about the purity of the game but just the stinking business end.

    :evil:

    —————————————

    Smh

  6. Ys Guy January 10th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    revenues have exploded under bud. labor peace has been acheived. viewership and media income is way up. revenue sharing was achieved. i have alot of issues with bud selig, but to dismiss him as a boob or an idiot is to ignore great changes that have happened and most of them to the benefit of owners, players and fans during his leadership.

  7. Best To Ever Do It January 10th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    He has done some good things for the game but it’s time for him to move on.

  8. GreenBeret7 January 10th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    And along with the players, media, fans and especially Selig sat with their thumbs up their behinds and oversaw the steroid use and then clicked their tongues in disgust while raking tons of money with the McGwire/Sosa Show. He’s as guilty as the players are.

  9. blake January 10th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    as I said earlier today….I think Bud has both been a great Commish….and a terrible one.

    I don’t know if the game has ever been healthier than it is now….almost everyone has a new stadium…..everyone can compete if they run their club properly…..and almost every team is making money hand over fist…..Bud has to get some credit for those things……

  10. GreenBeret7 January 10th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Instead of holding states, counties, cities and other taxpayers hostage for these new stadiums, baseball should have been paying for them instead of boasting about the money they were raking in.

  11. kd January 10th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS 1m

    #reds, madson in agreement.

  12. blake January 10th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    that said…..Bud has done some dumb things….the all star game stuff….turning a blind eye to the PED era and then acting outraged afterwards…..etc. He’s not been perfect……but he’s done some really good things in his tenure that have been overshadowed a bit by the steroid stuff…..

  13. blake January 10th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    the Reds might be pretty decent this year….they are clearly going for it

  14. blake January 10th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Randy Levin sobs

  15. pat January 10th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Selig is reportedly going to be getting paid 2/$50 million for his extension. There should be a luxury tax on that.

  16. blake January 10th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    revenue sharing, the wild card, interleague play, the world baseball classic…..all Bud Selig

  17. DSJ January 10th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    One can only hope that a buck gores Robertson one day. What a despicable coward. Good job sticking to baseball Chad – I didn’t realize you took positions on controversial issues involving killing defenseless animals. What a shame to use sick children in this way, there are countless other special things one can do for these poor kids.

  18. Ruby Red Sock January 10th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Y
    A
    W
    N

  19. PittsburghYankeeFan January 10th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Just took a look over at Cots.

    (1) Yankees 2012 payroll commitments right now (pre Chavez and pre-arb) are about $178 million. So they are over the lux tax limit in 2012 no matter what. Assume about another $8-12 million or so in other arb, Chavez, and the rest of the 40 man. Gets them to about $190 million. So they have room for Kuroda if they really want him on a one year deal. I think there are internal discussions about this. If they think Cespedes is the real deal, maybe they go for him too, at $6 million x 5 AAV or thereabouts. If the video is any indication, the guy’s an egomaniac and will want the extra attention and endorsement $$$$ NY gets.

    (2) Yankees 2013 payroll commitments (assuming they pick up the options of Cano and Granderson) are about $146 million pre-arb, and say $160 million post arb. Choices would be to stay under $178 million at that point or go one more year of lux tax. Mariano is one question. If he decides he still wants to pitch, maybe the Yankees get creative and offer him less upfront salary and a long term personal services contract. By then, we’ll know where they are going with Granderson, and more likely Cano. Also, the transition from Mo to Robertson, Joba, or someone else will likely have taken place. They’ll know what they have in the B’s, Nova, Noesi, etc. My money says they go over the lux tax for one more year.

    (3) 2014 is where the real fun begins, and I think all Yankee moves over from 2012-2014 are predicated on this. The Yankees payroll will be under $189 million for 2014, and they will not pay the tax. Right now the commitments are for $75 million. Assume they sign Cano long term for $15 million or so AAV. Same for Granderson. That brings them to $105 million. Hughes and Joba become FA–they will know what they have in them by then. This is where all of the farm pitching (that doesn’t make it to the bigs) is going to go: for young cost controlled positional talent. They have about $70 million to play with to sign 2-3 pitchers (could be their own), some talent on the left side to replace Jeter and an aging ARod, and perhaps one outfielder. I think it is doable.

    The reason for this long exposition? I think this goes a long way to explaining the Yankees supposed “cost controlling” this year. They are willing to make short term gambles, but none more than 2 years. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next 3-4 weeks.

  20. DSJ January 10th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Why do you think “mainstream” organizations like Make-A-wish turn these requests down Chad? Maybe someday you will become a “mainstream” beat writer and stop trying to be an editorial columnist.

  21. Ruby Red Sock January 10th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Anybody got any cookies tonite?

  22. Jerkface January 10th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Why do you think “mainstream” organizations like Make-A-wish turn these requests down Chad? Maybe someday you will become a “mainstream” beat writer and stop trying to be an editorial columnist.

    ???? He didn’t editorialize anything about it

  23. PittsburghYankeeFan January 10th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    This is a baseball blog, DSJ.

    I’ll assume you live on either coast (perhaps too much of an assumption, but clearly your comments indicate a lack of understanding of deer hunting, so I assume you live in an area without any exposure to it in your life). My apologies to the rest of you who live on either coast.

    Deer hunting has taken place for centuries before us, and will continue to take place for centuries after us.

    For those of us in “fly-over” country, a lot of the “defenseless” animals like deer you cite above most likely would either (1) starve to death in winter; (2) be run over by a car in search of food, or (3) killed off by the state gaming commissions due to their overpopulation and encroachment on population centers. I have deer right now down the street from me eating shrubs from someone’s lawn–and when you look at these animals pretty closely, they are screwy and malnourished. I guess it’s OK to leave them suffering that way?

    Deer and other hunting is very tightly regulated in PA and other states, with strict licensing and strict limits on what can be taken. Most if not all serious hunters prepare and eat their kills and use the hides–not much different from what meat eaters in this country get from farm raised cattle and pigs.

    If a kid with a serious disease like cancer grew up in a family of hunters, and wanted to go out and hunt an animal with his dad or someone else before he died, there is nothing at all wrong with this, as long as it is done responsibly.

    All of us need to be respectful of other viewpoints and ideas, no matter how strongly we feel about the righteousness of our own views.

    I think that is a large part of what is wrong with the present discourse in America–all of us think we are so right and so upstanding that we belittle, condescend, and attack other viewpoints which we feel “just can’t be right.” The ends to now justify the means.

  24. Ys Guy January 10th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    have i ‘taken a position’ “on controversial issues involving killing defenseless animals” if i say I ate a steak tonight and it was delicious?

  25. GreenBeret7 January 10th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    DSJ January 10th, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    One can only hope that a buck gores Robertson one day. What a despicable coward. Good job sticking to baseball Chad – I didn’t realize you took positions on controversial issues involving killing defenseless animals. What a shame to use sick children in this way, there are countless other special things one can do for these poor kids.

    ————————————————————————————————————————–

    What’s better? Let these animals overpopulate areas and become a menace to vehicles on the highways and being killed there or staeving to death because of that over population. The only way to control those over populated areas are through licensed hunts to cull the herds to ensure species survival. These license fees also go to state and national parks that you enjoy. Find another reason for your fake anger and stop trolling.

  26. blake January 10th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    MLBTR has estimated the Yanks arbitration cases to add up to around 17 million…..and they are right at 179 million …..so best guess is they are at about 196ish million right now……

  27. BD (Boston Dave) January 10th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    While I find it odd that a dying kid’s last wish would be to go kill animals, if that’s what they wanna do and is gonna make them happy, so be it.

    And DSJ, you are out of line.

  28. GreenBeret7 January 10th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Dave,

    A lot of these kids are too young to actually hunt. They go for the comradery and a chance to be with people like Robertson. There’s an age limit to firing a gun in almost all states. A bit of a different wish, I suppose, but, nobody gets hurt by it.

  29. DaSaint007 January 10th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    So Madson, a Boras client, who saved over 30 games last season, and reportedly had an offer in negotiation for 4 years with the Phillies, loses out on that, but then signs with the Reds for 1 year?

    Hmmm, Boras also represents E-Jax. Maybe a 1 year deal isn’t impossible after all.

  30. BD (Boston Dave) January 10th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan,

    I surely don’t understand hunting. I respect others rights to it though.

    But (and yes, I am ignorant to this issue so excuse me if it comes off wrong) I don’t get the feeling that hunters kill the deer as a favor to the deer.

    “Aww, poor guy. I’ll put him out of his misery.” Or “I really wanted to watch college football today but there’s so many suffering deer out there that need to be killed. It’s my duty to help them.”

    It seems like sport to me. Like hunter/prey and the thrill of the chase and the kill.

    That’s what I personally don’t get. It’s not in me to hunt and kill another animal. And I hear the argument that deer are overpopulated and suffering as the defense all the time. I just find it hard to believe that hunters are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts for the poor deer…. if that makes sense.

    But I didn’t grow up with it like you said. Again, excuse my ignorance on that subject… it’s not the only thing I don’t get or understand.

  31. BD (Boston Dave) January 10th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    GB7,

    I was reading the site and they do make some good points.

  32. GreenBeret7 January 11th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Can’t see any of the arbritration eligible Yankees have a salary getting more than a $2-$2.5 mil raise, and that’s stretching it. Martin may get a bit more than that, but still, I’d put it at closer to a $12 total increase with the 6 players. (Martin, Robertson, Hughes, Chamberlain, Logan and Gardner).

  33. GreenBeret7 January 11th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    There are hunt clubs here and in Michigan that do hunt for other reasons. The meat is butchered and used to feed poor or struggling families and “soup kitchens”. many do use the food for themselves, but, it’s rare that anything gets wasted. Game Wardens are also out watching for illegal things such as “shining” a deer at night…the practice of using flashlights or vehicles equipped with spotlights to track deer/animals and blinding them with the lights to shoot them. The fines are really steep, but the worst is having weapons, vehicles and other equipment confiscated and sold at police or foresty auctions. Fines for wounding animals and not making an attempt to track them can be pretty steep, too. Like anything else, people will abuse the hunts.

  34. GreenBeret7 January 11th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    •Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato discussed the possibility of a worldwide draft with Sponichi (via Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker). “Japanese baseball is not an American minor league,” he said. “We have to be tough about things to be tough about.”

  35. Ghostwriter January 11th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    GreenBeret7 January 11th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    •Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato discussed the possibility of a worldwide draft with Sponichi (via Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker). “Japanese baseball is not an American minor league,” he said. “We have to be tough about things to be tough about.”
    =============

    I really hate that idea. That will only serve to reduce competition and players options. Moreover, I think that it could diminsh the quality of baseball played in the United States. I reeally hope that MLB isn’t stupid enough to go along with this scheme.

  36. Jerkface January 11th, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I reeally hope that MLB isn’t stupid enough to go along with this scheme.

    The NPB commissioner is against it, hence the ‘Japanese baseball is not a minor league’ quote. There will never be an international draft that includes Japan.

  37. jacksquat January 11th, 2012 at 3:49 am

    The NPB has a right to want to preserve their league and not have all their best players poached, and that is understandable. The posting system sucks, but MLB teams are the ones paying some ridiculous posting fees.

  38. Nick in SF January 11th, 2012 at 3:59 am

    You guys should stop picking on DSJ; he’ll just get madder and send another snuff video to Michael Kay’s wife.

  39. RhapsodyInBlue January 11th, 2012 at 6:10 am

    So DSJ, Ruby Red Sox dislike Chad the Yankees, deer hunting and intelligent women?

    Did I miss anything?

  40. MaineYankee January 11th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I don’t see anyone defending the poor plants that are killed.

  41. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I once new a dude who ate nothing but fruit so he could avoid killing anything, including plants.

  42. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    knew.

    Coffee…..

  43. Duh Innings January 11th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Yeah good work by Robertson killing and encourgaging children to kill animals for sport in the name of saving kids lives psssshhhhhhhh.

    Good for Make-A-Wish for rejecting Life Hunts and shame on Robertson for denigrating their longstanding good name with his statement and fostering a mentality of killing among children.

    If he wants to raise money for kids, bring them on hunts, he can do so on his own dime and/or with an organization willing to participate, no need to take a shot at Make-A-Wish by saying they won’t participate like they’re wrong for taking that stance.

    Hunting is nothing more than a legal way to actualize homicidal urges, since killing people (what at least one hunter out there would love to do if it were legal) is illegal. It’s a disgusting act which needs to be abolished.

    Shame on Robertson fostering children to kill animals. What if one of them decides to kill the family dog for fun. After all, it is an animal.

    BTW all you “there’s too many deer” morons: get back to me when there’s a shelter for deer. By your logic we should kill stray dogs and cats along with deer since there are WAYYYY more stray dogs and cats than deer. I mean, all that food, medical care, and litter plus the cost of vehicles and gas to capture them, rent and other costs of the shelter, etc Oh wait, it’s wrong to kill stray dogs and cats but cool to kill deer (btw I am NOT saying we should kill stray dogs and cats, just pointing out the hyopocrisy of hunters who hunt to reduce the population of an animal.) You want to reduce the population of deer, simple: trap and neuter them like you would a dog or cat. Any deer with a red duct tape on his antler is one already captured so it doesn’t go through the ordeal of a tranquilizer again. You still get your hunt on, if people are allowed to trap and neuter deer after training. Why not pay someone for every deer trapped?

    As for Chad he was editorializing by his writing “good job by Robertson” which shows his endorsement of what Robertson is doing, not straight reporting, but so what? He can write whatever he wants on a blog he contributes to, so there’s really no point to say he is editorializing like he shouldn’t be. Chad could espouse any belief/stance he wants to as this is America land of free speech.

  44. tomingeorgia January 11th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Venison tastes good.

  45. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    “Hunting is nothing more than a legal way to actualize homicidal urges, since killing people (what at least one hunter out there would love to do if it were legal) is illegal. It’s a disgusting act which needs to be abolished.”

    This is one of the more ignorant comments I’ve ever seen posted on this site……you have no idea what you’re talking about and you’re trolling a baseball site. Just stop

  46. MaineYankee January 11th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Duh Innings

    BTW all you “there’s too many deer” morons

    ———————————————————————–

    When you have to sink to using words like that in your argument you lose credibility. I’m sure based on your comments we disagree on things but this isn’t the place to air out those thoughts.

  47. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    How did Levin pass up 1/10 for Madson?

  48. Tar January 11th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    “There will never be an international draft that includes Japan.”

    What I don’t get is why does MLB need Japan’s approval for anything? Why can’t a MLB team just draft anybody it wants? It should be up to the player to decide if he wants to play in Japan or wherever?

    The agreement between the NPB and MLB is on a year to year basis. If that is true I have to ask why doesn’t MLB tell NPB to take a hike? How does this agreement benefit MLB or the players for that matter?

    DSJ

    The only one abusing the “baseball blog” is you and your anti-hunting tirade. So I am clear, it’s not your views I am taking a position on one way or another, it’s the fact that you subjected all of us to them, and on top of it attacked Chad. Chad was reporting on a Yankee player, you were out of line.

    MLB should stop being so nice and start playing hardball?

  49. Gary January 11th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Morning Blake, another day huh? Mid week gearing up for the Giants game on Sunday, hopeful but it’s a tough task to say the least.

  50. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Morning Gary, Tom, Tar, Maine…..where is MTU with his morning cheer?

  51. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Blake-

    Good morning.

    I was just out killing Bambi.

    Sorry.

    :)

  52. MaineYankee January 11th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    blake

    I think MTU put his roosater in the stew yesterday so he didn’t get his wake up call.

  53. tomingeorgia January 11th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    MTU,
    Can’t be true. Bambi is here now, eating my azaleas.

  54. MaineYankee January 11th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    roosater===rooster

  55. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    MTU,

    Oh…….send me.some tenderloin ;)

  56. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Maine,

    Well something got him up at 5:30

  57. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Blake-

    That “something” is the gazillion photos I took at “The Wave” the other day.

    Though I love doing it it’s a lot of work to sort through all that material.

    Not that I’m complaining mind ya’.

    ;)

  58. upstate kate January 11th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Good morning all.
    I saw 3 deer this am when I walked the cutest dog.
    People need to not be so judgemental about issues they are not informed about.

  59. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Kate-

    How are you and the 2nd cutest dog doing ?

    :)

  60. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Kate, You walked Mr. Cuddles?

  61. upstate kate January 11th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    We are just fine MTU. We (the family, not the dog) went to see the ‘Cuse basketball team play Marquette this past weekend, which was awesome!!! The Carrier Dome was rocking.

  62. blake January 11th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Ripken on the radio this morning…..defended Mattingly, Bernie, Jack Morris for HOF. His son is starting his baseball career at South Carolina this year……their coach is a big yankee fan :)

  63. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    You people must be really bored and desparate to be calling for me to show up around here.

    That’s almost like almost like wishing you fell off a cliff (I would know about those things), had a case of herpes, or that the “Black Plague” would return.

    No accounting for people’s tastes I guess.

    :)

  64. upstate kate January 11th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Haha Tom in CNY, how is Mr Cuddles?

  65. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    He’s upset that Jorge is hanging them up. His one trick is barking twice after I yell Hip! Hip!

  66. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Also….Cal said that Morris absolutely pitched to the scoreboard…..he said everyone knew that if he got a lead then he was coming right at you and would do anything not to walk you.

    Just seems like a situation in his case where almost every account by those that played against and watched him differs from the numbers

  67. Bronx Jeers January 11th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I’d probably opt for a fishing trip with Mariano over a deer hunt with D-Rob but my real 1st choice would be a night out with Jeter as we “hunt” for that certain elusive species.

  68. 86w183 January 11th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Morris is a perfect example of why you can’t choose Hall of Fame inductees strictly based on stats. He was in essence the best pitcher in baseball for a decade and a tremendous big game pitcher.

    He also proved the owners were guilty of collusion when he offered to sign a one-year contract with the Yankees in 1986 and “The Boss” turned him down.

  69. upstate kate January 11th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Jeers
    :)

  70. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    So you and Jeter are going to look for Bigfoot?

  71. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Morris’s ERA in wins was 2.29.

    In losses it was 6.18

  72. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Tom-

    He’s looking to bag Eastern Hooter.

    ;)

  73. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    :lol:

  74. Bronx Jeers January 11th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Bigfoot, smallfoot…. whatever it takes.

  75. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Tom,

    Id guess most pitchers have significantly better era’s in win decisions than loss decisions……those are opposite ends if the spectrum……the no decisions help balance those numbers out.

  76. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN 3h Writing in column today that Frank McCourt should have one more thing on to-do list for LAD, besides sell team: Sign Prince Fielder. Now.

    Well if he wanted to leave the Dodgers fans with at least something good to remember him by……..the acquiring owner will likely be so rich it wouldn’t affect their decision to buy and it coukd increase the value of the franchise.

  77. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Speaking of hunting.

    Cashman must have missed out on his “Tags” this season.

    :(

  78. Erin January 11th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Morning LoHudders.

    That’s a really cool picture of D-Rob

    Gossip Break: http://tiny.cc/nvful

  79. Erin January 11th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Bronx Jeers January 11th, 2012 at 8:10 am
    I?d probably opt for a fishing trip with Mariano over a deer hunt with D-Rob but my real 1st choice would be a night out with Jeter as we ?hunt? for that certain elusive species.

    *****************

    :lol:

  80. Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    people have no problem allowing someone else to kill chickens, cattle, hogs, turkeys, etc for them to eat (as long as it’s out of their sight) but they have a problem with people killing animals in the wild? how does that work?

  81. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    “people have no problem allowing someone else to kill chickens, cattle, hogs, turkeys, etc for them to eat (as long as it’s out of their sight) but they have a problem with people killing animals in the wild? how does that work?”

    Hamburger comes from the supermarket…..not an animal…..duh

  82. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Jerry Crasnick jcrasnick
    @
    Ryan Madson deal is for $8.5M for one year, source says

    Boras is really good…..but every now and then his strategies backfire…..this deal for Madson will be fine if he stays healthy and has another good season……but if he gets hurt then that 4/40+ offer will haunt him.

  83. Erin January 11th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 8:38 am
    people have no problem allowing someone else to kill chickens, cattle, hogs, turkeys, etc for them to eat (as long as it?s out of their sight) but they have a problem with people killing animals in the wild?

    *********************
    Repeated viewings of Bambi as a child was enough to turn me off of hunting. :P

  84. Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    “Hamburger comes from the supermarket…..not an animal…..duh”

    :)

  85. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Y’s:

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

  86. Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    i don’t hunt because i’m something of a klutz and would likely shoot me or someone else in the head. But as I have been a butcher and worked in smokehouses, I am very aware that animals are killed industrially as well as by hunters and I can’t see any moral difference. If you are against hunting, you really should be a vegan or your moral logic is twisted into a pretzel.

  87. tomingeorgia January 11th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Think I’ll mix up a batch of venison chili today.

  88. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    “Think I’ll mix up a batch of venison chili today.”

    Good stuff…..

  89. blake January 11th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Scott Proctor Signs In Korea

    By Tim Dierkes [January 11 at 7:46am CST]

    Reliever Scott Proctor signed with Korea’s Doosan Bears, reports Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net. The team added Dustin Nippert back in November.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    You can’t get much farther away from Joe Torre than that

  90. Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    i like deer, but after hitting one last year ($1500. damage) I started seeing them more like Louis CK does than bambi. But I’m trying to work through that.

  91. PacoDooley January 11th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Just wanted to say – great to hear that D Rob is giving so much back to his community. Regardless of what you think about hunting (and I assume anyone criticizing hunting is a vegetarian), you cannot really have anything but total respect for Robertson for taking his time and giving it back to his community. Makes me proud that he plays for the NYY.

  92. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Just to be fair why not let animals hunt Humans ?

    Perhaps our herd needs to be “culled” back a bit ?

    Tell me again how many billion people there are.

    :)

  93. Erin January 11th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    New Post: Three months later

    :arrow:

  94. blake January 11th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    MTU,

    Go out in the woods around here at night and after hearing a few coyote cries you’ll kinda feel like you are being hunted….

  95. DSJ January 11th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    DuhInnings – great post. Perhaps one of the most intellectually sound and moral non-baseball treatises ever written here. Kudos.

  96. 86w183 January 11th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Amazed by all this hunting conversation.

    I think most are okay with hunters who actually eta their kill, but there are those who take heads and leaves the carcass behind and that’s not right.

    I don’t hunt, but many good friends do.

    But it’s not a sport. At least not until Bambi has an AK-47

  97. pat January 11th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Can a relationship be called public when the pictures were taken of them in his backyard?

  98. Ys Guy January 11th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    hope you didn’t hurt yourself twisting around to pat yourself on the back. btw, do you like your bacon crispy or chewy?

  99. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Blake-

    I know that feelin’ better than most.

    ;)

  100. MTU January 11th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    New thread —->


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