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Teixeira MVP of improv outing

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 01, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have passed along some comments and a picture from today’s team bonding event at Tampa Improv.

“I got one quote for you,” Nick Swisher said. “Mark Teixeira, MVP. That’s all I can say. I wish I could give you more, but I can’t.”

Apparently Swisher isn’t the only one who saw it that way.

“I saw Tex today in a way that I could have never imagined,” Ivan Nova said. “You should have seen him. I couldn’t stop smiling. It made me think about how we come from so many different places to become teammates and friends.”

 

SWISHER: “It’s always awesome. I think skip does such a great job of stressing that word camaraderie. Of stressing that word team. I feel that when you do things away from the ballpark together, I think that brings you closer. And with as much fun as we all have together, it’s rare that you can get everybody together in a comfortable environment… (The team played) different games, like trying to answer a question as a team of two, using one word back and forth. I-Went-To-The-Mall. Something like that. Just improv stuff. And we had some pros there that were awesome, and just so happy that those guys would include us in something like that, because obviously those guys are professionals. And just for us to come out there and act like little kids again, that’s right up my alley.”

NOVA: “Days like today give me the confidence to open up with my teammates and to have fun. It makes our friendships stronger. You get a chance to learn more about each other without having to talk about baseball.”

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267 Responses to “Teixeira MVP of improv outing”

  1. Nick in SF March 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    And Hal’s “I’m a finance geek” improv act still goes unappreciated.

  2. Erin March 1st, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall ;)

  3. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Here’s the really big Improv.

    The Yankees getting under the 189 cap and staying there for while.

    It’s whole new act worthy of an Academy Award.

    ;)

  4. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Maybe the Yankees are trying to save money so they can buy the Mets and turn them into their farm team…? Am I reaching?

  5. Patrick March 1st, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe the Yankees are trying to save money so they can buy the Mets and turn them into their farm team…? Am I reaching?

    That would be a good theory if the Mets had any player of value to the Yankees.

  6. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    “But then some moves made in the very recent past (Soriano) make even less sense, don’t they?”

    In certain respects, sure.

    But I’m not a fan of the logic is you’re judgment isn’t infallible, then whatever plans you may have are invalid.

    Fans are upset the Yankees are putting a cap on their spending. When something depends the philosophy, Soriano is invariably cited, as if anyone defending the IDEA is defending the execution.

    I don’t know exactly why they signed Soriano, and I agree its confusing considering. But I don’t know that his signing has cost the Yankees something else specifically and I can’t agree that they (maybe) made a mistake once, so they’re no longer allowed to follow through on the plan.

    “If the Yanks said they were cutting payroll by 50% I’d be cool with that if they were putting that extra $100 million into development/scouting.”

    I get that argument. I just can’t muster any enthusiasm for it. It’s counter to my natural view of things.

    Yankees owe me NO justification, explanation nor am I offended the Yankees are seemingly more interested in revenue margins than they used to be.

    They put a product on the field, I decide whether it’s worth my interest and dollars. End of story.

  7. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Patrick March 1st, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe the Yankees are trying to save money so they can buy the Mets and turn them into their farm team…? Am I reaching?

    That would be a good theory if the Mets had any player of value to the Yankees.

    ———————-

    I hear Mr. Met serves up a pretty mean box of Cracker Jacks..

  8. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    partial repost-

    For the Yank fan (as opposed to the Steinbrenner family) what good does the Yanks having a quasi-monopoly in the NY market do if the Yanks are unwilling to spend significantly more on their payroll than the competition?

  9. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    MTU-

    Tex now has a new agent-ready for Hollywood after today!

    Mark Teixeira has hired agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management to represent him, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. The first baseman, who is under contract through 2016, parted ways with former agent Scott Boras a year ago this time.

  10. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Maybe Tex showed the improvised version of his new left-handed swing.

    All the guys saw it was a .300 left-sided BA swing so they loved it.

    :)

  11. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    “I don’t know exactly why they signed Soriano, and I agree its confusing considering. But I don’t know that his signing has cost the Yankees something else specifically and I can’t agree that they (maybe) made a mistake once, so they’re no longer allowed to follow through on the plan.”

    But that’s not what I’m saying either.

    That signing gives the impression there hasn’t been a whole lot of a plan at all over the last several off seasons.

  12. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    GGBG showed his newly improvised drag-bunting style.

    :)

  13. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    And before you say so, they’re also allowed to not have a plan and to not justify it to me personally lol.

  14. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Shame Spencer-

    The Soriano signing never made sense. I see it as a panic reaction to the failure of the 2010-2011 off-season Plan A, B, C and D, that is, the failure to land Cliff Lee.

  15. Dj March 1st, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Isn’t Casey Close Jeter’s agent?

  16. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Pineda showed his improvised CU.

    And Hughes his improvised 94 MPH heater, and new curve.

    Everyone was happy with the renditions.

    :)

  17. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    MTU-

    I wonder if Soriano cracked a smile today? :)

  18. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Tex showed off his bunting!

  19. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Oh, to be 25 (or 35) making hundreds of thousands (or millions) for doing what you love, which is drinking beer at an improv club.

  20. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    YT-

    I think you phrased that wrong.

    It’s “Soriano smiled and his face cracked.”

    See I fixed that for ya’.

    No need to thank me.

    ;)

  21. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Wonder what Mo’s act was?

  22. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “That signing gives the impression there hasn’t been a whole lot of a plan at all over the last several off seasons.”

    Shame, have you seen their luxury tax payments year-by-year?

    Given the quite obvious trend-line downward, I think it would be a very dubious conclusion that it isn’t the manifestation of a specific plan.

    The proof is in the results, not the Yankees transparency and specific singular seemingly counter to our assumptions.

    Was Soriano a hiccup? A mistake? Maybe. But 2011′s luxury tax payment was an historic low. I’m fairly confident they did the math before signing the deal.

  23. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    GB-

    How about my radical solution ?

    Cano to right field.

    Jeter to 2nd.

    Nunez to SS.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    You want to weaken 3 positions instead of one? Why not just move Nunez to right field?

  24. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    “Yankees owe me NO justification, explanation nor am I offended the Yankees are seemingly more interested in revenue margins than they used to be. ”

    Very philosophical, but not a position that the fan mentality fits comfortably into. And, we are fans here.

    And, since the Yanks do have a monopoly, or semi-monopoly, over the live baseball entertainment choices in the NYC metropolitan region, I’m not convinced about the philosophy either.

  25. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Casey Close is Jeter’s agent. Recent article attached:

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/0.....an-howard/

  26. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    All agreed that the Improvs I mentioned should be made real and carried into the regular season.

    And so it was. A quorum was reached.

    And changes were mandated by the audience.

    And all was good again in Yankeeland.

    :)

  27. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Wonder what Mo’s act was?”

    Stand there and be awesome?

  28. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    “For the Yank fan (as opposed to the Steinbrenner family) what good does the Yanks having a quasi-monopoly in the NY market do if the Yanks are unwilling to spend significantly more on their payroll than the competition?”

    Where does happening to be a fan of a regional sports team have to have an advantage?

    Doesn’t cost any more to turn on the TV in New York than it does Kansas City. If you don’t like the ticket prices, don’t pay them.

  29. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Wonder what Mo’s act was?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Same thing he’s been improvising what he’s been doing the last 15 years.. being a 27-28 year stud closer.

  30. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    “Where does happening to be a fan of a regional sports team have to have an advantage?

    Doesn’t cost any more to turn on the TV in New York than it does Kansas City. If you don’t like the ticket prices, don’t pay them.”

    I don’t follow you here. I’m talking about the on field product, whether viewed in person or on TV. Don’t get me started about ticket prices.

  31. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    The luxury tax threshold increases each year, reducing the amount of luxury taxable income. Spending increased to a point and then has stayed constant, ending in the 230 range each season.

    So they clearly want to spend about that much (atleast before the new 189 thing) in which case the soriano signing is odd because it hurts their ability to do that effectively in 2 out of his 3 years.

  32. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    blake, GB7,
    Some variation of “I throw it, they know it, and they don’t hit it.”

  33. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    GB-

    I have always thought that Cano would make an incredibly good RF’er.

    He shags balls really well, has a cannon for an arm, and has just enough speed to handle the job.

    Besides all that he profiles as a RF’er. He has power.

    Jeter would be better at 2b. His range has decreased. It would be easier for him than SS.

    Nunez might pick it up if given the job as the everyday ss.

    If you want switch nunez and Jeter. Or use Adams at 2nd.

    Half serious.

    ;)

  34. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    How much does it cost to attend a first run movie in NY?

  35. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    “Very philosophical, but not a position that the fan mentality fits comfortably into.”

    I consider it very pragmatic. i don’t know why I’m supposed to believe the NY Yankees owe ME something more than any team owes any fan?

    What I like and what I think I’m entitled to are two different things.

    is that a philosophy?

    Maybe.

    But from experience and observation I can tell ya it leads to less disappointment and bitterness.

    Yankees baseball is fun for me, not a perpetual exercise in unmet expectations.

  36. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    “So they clearly want to spend about that much (atleast before the new 189 thing) in which case the soriano signing is odd because it hurts their ability to do that effectively in 2 out of his 3 years.”

    Slightly tangential to your point, but those of us who didn’t like the Soriano signing (and I think you were one) were told that the signing was fine because the Yanks had a bottomless purse.

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock March 1st, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wonder what Mo’s act was?
    ////

    an act of God, of course.

  38. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Slightly tangential to your point, but those of us who didn’t like the Soriano signing (and I think you were one) were told that the signing was fine because the Yanks had a bottomless purse

    And that Jeter’s contract would not affect their spending because it comes from a different bank account :twisted: Shoulda paid darvish from that one…

  39. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “But from experience and observation I can tell ya it leads to less disappointment and bitterness. ”

    If the Yanks don’t make the playoffs I will not be bitter, but I will be disappointed. What fan wouldn’t be?

  40. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    JAP,
    Hallelujah, amen brother!

  41. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “And that Jeter’s contract would not affect their spending because it comes from a different bank account :twisted: Shoulda paid darvish from that one…”

    Oh yeah, the Jeter lockbox…

  42. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    GB-

    I have always thought that Cano would make an incredibly good RF’er.

    He shags balls really well, has a cannon for an arm, and has just enough speed to handle the job.

    Besides all that he profiles as a RF’er. He has power.

    Jeter would be better at 2b. His range has decreased. It would be easier for him than SS.

    Nunez might pick it up if given the job as the everyday ss.

    If you want switch nunez and Jeter. Or use Adams at 2nd.

    Half serious.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Cano might make a good right fielder? So might Nunez. We already know that Cano is a brilliant 2nd baseman. Why start moving people around that already a position and doing them well.

  43. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    “So they clearly want to spend about that much (atleast before the new 189 thing) in which case the soriano signing is odd because it hurts their ability to do that effectively in 2 out of his 3 years.”

    I don’t disagree.

    I just don’t think it invalidates a larger goal.

    The Yankees obviously said for whatever reason for THIS player, this opportunity, we’re going to knowingly pay luxury tax.

    Bad judgment? Maybe.

    Opposite of much the “cheapness” Hank has been accused of? Yes.

    Means the Yankees should throw out – or not get back to – some larger goal? No.

  44. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    The Yankees were gonna improvise the Sux but they ran out of beer and chicken.

    :(

  45. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Someone also tried to improvise Bobby V. but they couldn’t get the head or the mouth on stage.

    Too large.

    :)

  46. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    There may not literally be a “lockbox” of Jeter money, but he has made them a considerable amount of it. I bet he’s covered his costs to the team and then some.

  47. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Means the Yankees should throw out – or not get back to – some larger goal? No.

    They should be willing to overspend for it on the length of the deal :twisted:

  48. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Jeter would be better at 2b. His range has decreased.

    Decreased range does not help you at 2B at all, only decreased arm strength… and Jeter is not suffering from that from what I’ve seen.

    That being said, Cano’s arm strength is a bit much for 2B…

  49. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    There may not literally be a “lockbox” of Jeter money, but he has made them a considerable amount of it. I bet he’s covered his costs to the team and then some.

    That isn’t the point. His contract affects the teams ability to spend on payroll because as has been proven many times they have a pretty clear budget of around 210 opening day and a desired goal to reach 189 by 2014, so signing Jeter and saying it won’t affect their spending isn’t true.

    It absolutely does.

  50. luis March 1st, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    MTU,

    Why they couldn’t do is stick their foot on the mouth, as Bobby V is so proficient at doing it

  51. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    “If the Yanks don’t make the playoffs I will not be bitter, but I will be disappointed. What fan wouldn’t be?”

    None. But I’m confident keeping the ‘changes’ in perspective that goal will be still regularly obtainable.

    I’m not going to be proactively disappointed years before the fact, on the notion that odds have been increased by some unquantified degree.

    Teams miss the playoff, it’s a part of sports. I can find no sound argument other than resentment that he Yankees make a lot of profit that as a Yankees I’m entitled never to be disappointed.

  52. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Let me know when Darvish becomes an $18 mil a year pitcher.

  53. luis March 1st, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    What they couldn’t do……….

  54. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    GB-

    I don’t think Nunez has the power for a corner guy.

    Also. Cano is already paid for and Swish could disappear after this year.

    I don’t think they can afford to re-up Swish, Cano, and Grandy.

    So just turn Cano into a better version of Swisher.

    Gotta believe Nunez could handle 2nd.

    Even if he can’t use your boy Adams.

  55. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “They should be willing to overspend for it on the length of the deal :twisted:”

    Can’t say I understand this…

  56. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    jerkface – Such is the price of Yankee lore. Money was wasted on Soriano, Feliciano, Marte, Burnett… not Jeter, not Posada…

  57. Nick in SF March 1st, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “‘For the Yank fan (as opposed to the Steinbrenner family) what good does the Yanks having a quasi-monopoly in the NY market do if the Yanks are unwilling to spend significantly more on their payroll than the competition?”

    I guess this is where we disagree, I think they will still be spending significantly more on their payroll than the competition. They might not be in your hypotheticals, but I think still still will in reality, just not as much more.

    If they spend smarter, this shouldn’t have much adverse effect on the results. If they don’t, it might.

    I will concede that the margin for error/injury that they’ve enjoyed (the ability and willingness to take on a big contract before the trade deadline) could me much smaller.

  58. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Luis-

    Oh. Is that what it was ?

    :)

  59. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Let me know when Darvish becomes an $18 mil a year pitcher.

    Next year, you’re welcome!

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock March 1st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    JAP,
    Hallelujah, amen brother!
    ///

    ;)

  61. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    GB-

    I don’t think Nunez has the power for a corner guy.

    Also. Cano is already paid for and Swish could disappear after this year.

    I don’t think they can afford to re-up Swish, Cano, and Grandy.

    So just turn Cano into a better version of Swisher.

    Gotta believe Nunez could handle 2nd.

    Even if he can’t use your boy Adams.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Gardner isn’t exactly a thumper, either.

  62. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    “Teams miss the playoff, it’s a part of sports. I can find no sound argument other than resentment that he Yankees make a lot of profit that as a Yankees I’m entitled never to be disappointed.”

    I don’t get the entitlement argument. That’s just a straw man. Nobody really makes that argument. Disappointment is disappointment and entitlement has nothing to do with it.

  63. Nick in SF March 1st, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    As for Soriano, I don’t know if his signing is a great example of anything moving forward if Cashman was really against it.

    Will they still force a signing like that on him moving towards 2014?

  64. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Just because they’re paying Darvish before he’s earned it doesn’t make him worth the money. They’d have been better of resigning Wilson.

  65. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Let me know when Darvish becomes an $18 mil a year pitcher.

    Considering that Dice-K was worth nearly $16mil his first season… this should not be impossible.

  66. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    GB-

    Yeah. But the D is off the charts.

    Nunez wouldn’t be anywhere near that.

    By the way, since you mention GGBG, IMO his job is in jeopardy. He really needs to pick it up this season.

    He’s on the cusp. .260 isn’t gonna cut it long term.

    That’s my take on him.

    I hope he does better.

  67. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Nick in SF-

    I certainly hope the Yanks spend smarter in the future, although that hasn’t always been true in the past.

    Still, there’s no reason to believe the Yanks will consistently spend smarter than the Rangers, the Angels, the Red Sox, the Tigers, the Rays or whatever. They can outspend the Rays, certainly, but I think the smartness angle only gets you so far.

  68. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    WYH – You don’t think “entitlement” has anything to do with the way some fans act when the Yankees don’t sign Holliday, trade for Haren or trade away Montero?

    I think if they all just took it as “disappointment” alot of conversations around here would be calmer.

  69. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Just because they’re paying Darvish before he’s earned it doesn’t make him worth the money.

    You’re right, but luckily, Darvish is really good and will have a ~4 WAR this season, which is worth 20+ million! So there is your answer.

    I’m sorry you have no basis to go on with Darvish besides your own preconceived biases against the Japanese in baseball, but everyone who has seen him knows his value.

  70. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    All Darvish needs to do to be worth 18 million is put up a ~3.5 WAR next season, which such luminaries as Justin Masterson and Daniel Hudson accomplished last season.

  71. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I wonder if the Yankees did an improvised #28 trophy ceremony ?

    Might be a good idea.

    :)

  72. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The problem with Darvish is paying him $20million and needing him to produce that $20million without being sure that he can. This is different than paying a regular “ace” that money, players with established histories of success in the majors.

    The Rangers would have been smarter to spend that same money on Wilson (not that I agree that Wilson was a true “ace” but I digress), but there are certainly ways it can work out for them. Darvish can be good, he can also completely flop. If you were paying CC or someone of that caliber the same money, the likelihood of a flop is considerably less.

    It’s just a bad bet. Bad bets work out all the time. Doesn’t make them good bets.

  73. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    “WYH – You don’t think “entitlement” has anything to do with the way some fans act when the Yankees don’t sign Holliday, trade for Haren or trade away Montero?”

    ID-

    Not really. For example, randy l. has been most annoyingly and incessantly anti-trade on Montero but I don’t sense he feels entitled about anything. He just wants the Yanks to be the best he believes they can be because he’s a fan.

  74. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Practice for the real one.

    ;)

  75. Patrick March 1st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Darvish is crazy good, other than extending Kemp I like the Darvish signing the most this offseason.

  76. luis March 1st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I imagine that if the Jesus was still here, his improv would be along this lines…….Father forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing…

  77. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    The problem with Darvish is paying him $20million and needing him to produce that $20million without being sure that he can.

    The Rangers would have been smarter to spend that same money on Wilson (not that I agree that Wilson was a true “ace” but I digress), but there are certainly ways it can work out for them. Darvish can be good, he can also completely flop.

    They are paying him 10 million. Second point is, you don’t know if its smarter to pay the same amount to a career reliever that has had 2 good seasons as a starter despite his inefficiencies in actually pitching. Perhaps they recognize that paying him that money is foolish, kind of like how paying Burnett the same amount was foolish.

  78. Wave Your Hat March 1st, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Darvish is a riskier bet than Wilson, but that doesn’t make it a worse bet.

  79. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Infact, I’d say signing Wilson to the deal he got is bad, just like the Lackey and Burnett signings. Not smart plays at all.

  80. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    WYH – i wouldn’t peg him as one of those people at all so he is an odd example… he just isn’t interested in discussing his opinion with you. he wants to tell you what it is, and that it’s right, and that you are wrong unless you bow to his back-up catching skills.

    Don’t lose sight of the fact that fans get irrational and crazy when they don’t get a FA they wanted, or sign/trade away players they love/hate just because I said the word Montero in my post.

  81. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Wilson does not give them international superstar appeal, more tickets at the box office, overseas TV and merch revenue. Superstar appeal isnt as important as it is in the NBA, but the Yankees and Red Sox apparently made some nice money off Matsui/Daisuke.

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock March 1st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    luis March 1st, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    I imagine that if the Jesus was still here, his improv would be along this lines…….Father forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing…
    ///

    luis! luis! luis!

    That ball you just hit is gone, my friend! :D

  83. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    jerkface – *They are paying him 10 million.*

    No they are not, and we don’t need to rehash this for a 15th time.

    *Second point is*

    No the second point was prefaced with I don’t think Wilson was an ace and wasn’t wortht he contract. Not what you said.

    I think the Wilson signing was dumb, that’s why I said CC caliber towards the end. Wilson was just a quick example because even as a career reliever he has at least thrown those pitches at major league hitters.

  84. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    No they are not, and we don’t need to rehash this for a 15th time.

    Yes they are. Darvish does not get 20 million, he gets 10 million. Yes I’m being nitpicky, but its factually incorrect that Darvish is making 20 million or that they are paying him 20 million.

  85. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    jerkface – I don’t care what Darvish gets, I care what the Rangers pay for him.

  86. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    “Infact, I’d say signing Wilson to the deal he got is bad, just like the Lackey and Burnett signings. Not smart plays at all.”

    AJ and Lackey never have had two seasons like Wilson’s last two…….Wilson was really good last year before the playoffs made everyone forget about it.

  87. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The Rangers don’t care which half of that money he gets either, they are only happy that half of it doesnt count towards the lux tax.

  88. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Wilson was just a quick example because even as a career reliever he has at least thrown those pitches at major league hitters.

    But just because he pitched in the majors doesn’t make him a smarter bet than Darvish. Perhaps the Rangers, who saw every one of Darvish’s games, knows a bit more about what to expect from him than you do. And considering Wilson was their player, that they knew a bit more about him than you.

    There are many reasons that Darvish’s signing could be smarter than Wilson, so it cannot be dismissed outright as a simple bad bet or worse than the Wilson signing.

  89. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Time value of money. Texas is out $50 million in cash, now.

  90. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    jerkface – Wilson was not a smarter bet than Darvish.

    Happy?

    Everything else I posted holds. A CC caliber pitcher, for the same money spent on Darvish, is a smarter bet. 6/$110 gets you a heck of a pitcher, not CJ Wilson.

  91. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I would bet on Darvish failing to match CJ’s 2011 numbers this year.

  92. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    JF-

    That is his cost to the Rangers. The Ranger’s bank account is lighter by around 120 Mil.

    It doesn’t matter if Darvish gets it. They expect to recoup that value from his pitching.

    It’s more than nitpicking.

    I agree with ID.

    Darvish does not cost 10 Million.

    He is closer to 20 Mill.

    ;)

  93. Against All Odds March 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    No they are not, and we don’t need to rehash this for a 15th time.

    Yes they are. Darvish does not get 20 million, he gets 10 million. Yes I’m being nitpicky, but its factually incorrect that Darvish is making 20 million or that they are paying him 20 million.

    —————

    I agree completely

  94. Nick in SF March 1st, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “I certainly hope the Yanks spend smarter in the future, although that hasn’t always been true in the past.”

    No, of course not — the Yankee have spent dumbly plenty of times — but sometimes it’s been true. The difference in payroll from 2008 to 2009 was negligible, but I think they spent the same amount of money smarter in the latter year than the former.

    There will be a lot of money coming off the books before 2014, some of which is pretty much dead money already. They won’t have to become Baseball Einsteins to get under the number in 2014, but they will probably have to reinforce the duct tape on Hank’s mouth.

  95. LGY March 1st, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Daaaamn. I just saw the video of Burnett bunting the ball off his face. That did not look like a good time.

  96. luis March 1st, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    That ball you just hit is gone, my friend!

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

    Your Mo’s coment wasn’t far behind my friend!! :) ….I wonder who would do the Holly Ghost improv!! LOL

  97. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    It is factually correct that in total it cost the Rangers $120 mil to sign Yu Darvish for 6 years. Nothing else matters, not who gets what or what counts towards what tax or cap numbers. Money out of pocket, spent with the sole purpose of signing one player… $110mil.

  98. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    The Rangers don’t pay luxury tax so 120 million dollars is 120 million dollars to them….whether all of it goes on their “payroll” or not……

  99. Patrick March 1st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Darvish was a much smarter bet than Wilson.

  100. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    and I have aboslutely no idea why i flip between $110 and $120mil every time I write it. It was $109 mil correct? Come on, stupid brain :(

  101. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    “Darvish was a much smarter bet than Wilson.”

    TBD.

  102. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    So they are paying 18 million dollars annual for a better pitcher than Wilson, Burnett, Lackey. Now factor in that Darvish is an international superstar that will sell out his starts home and road and wow cool they made a pretty smart bet.

  103. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    ^ slippery jerkface :p

  104. blake March 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    “So they are paying 18 million dollars annual for a better pitcher than Wilson, Burnett, Lackey.”

    We don’t know that’s true yet …..

  105. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We don’t know that’s true yet …..

    You can trust me, I stayed at a japanese ryokan

  106. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    blake – *TBD*

    This is incorrect. If it was a smart bet or not can only be determined when the bet is made. It “working out” or not has nothing to do with it being a smart bet or not.

  107. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    JF-

    What is a “ryokan” ?

  108. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    What is a “ryokan” ?

    A japanese hotel. Not a chain, but a style. Just makin a little play on holiday inn.

  109. Patrick March 1st, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Jon Daniels is one of the best GM’s. Someone from the Rangers organization watched every one of Darvish’s 2011 starts live. They scouted him more than any other major league team, the fact that they bid so much to get him tells me a lot…

  110. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    JF-

    Gotcha.

    My Japanese is a little rusty.

    ;)

  111. Pat M. March 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    All those guys you mentioned Face have all pitched in The Wolrd Series and two have won rings and big games……Darvish has yet to throw an inning in the bigs….I do agree that he has some good stuff but the transition to Big League baseball goes way beyond good stuff

  112. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    That international appeal will disappear fast if Darvish is no better than Burnett, Lackey or Irabu. He’ll certainly have to be better than Matsuzaka for more than 1 or 2 years.

  113. randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    “How much does it cost to attend a first run movie in NY?”

    gb7-

    will this this be your first visit to the city with nurse karloff ?

    i’ll chip in to help you out .

  114. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    “For the Yank fan (as opposed to the Steinbrenner family) what good does the Yanks having a quasi-monopoly in the NY market do if the Yanks are unwilling to spend significantly more on their payroll than the competition?”

    “I don’t get the entitlement argument. That’s just a straw man. Nobody really makes that argument. Disappointment is disappointment and entitlement has nothing to do with it.”

    Wave, I have to plead genuine ignorance to the implication of that first question, in light of the latter comment.

    I interpret the question to mean that the yankees regional advantage and financial earnings means fans should reasonably expect the team to outspend other teams.

    Do I have that wrong?

    Again, my read on it was Yankee fans expect the team the exploit an inherent financial advantage to maximize their on-field competitive advantage to minimize the risk of fans being disappointed by not making the postseason.

    That to ME is another way of saying Yankees fans feel entitled for their team to spend more.

  115. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Randy-

    Nurse Karloff likes horror films.

    They hit close to home with her.

    :)

  116. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    **That to ME is another way of saying Yankees fans feel entitled for their team to spend more.**

    Not only that, but how does spending $190mil (still the highest in baseball by a wide margin) not still equate to that financial advantage?

  117. luis March 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Randy,

    I don’t think he wants to be in any dark room with…. ;)

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Did a quick run-through of the posts and also the lead-ins.

    I am smiling ear to ear. Actually I was tearing up when I read about the day at the improv and what the players had to say. It makes me want to renew my vows about things that matter in the big scheme:

    1. I love Joe Girardi. Kudos for the way he handles the guys and help them to bond.

    2. I love the Yankees and the Yankee organization.

    3. I love Rafael Soriano and don’t care a whit about whether or not he smiles, as long as he is internally happy and gives his best to the Yankees.

    4. I love being a fan of the greatest team in organized sports.

    5. I love that the Yankees continually try to give us a team they feel is an excellent team.

    6. I love that my love for the Yankees transcends any little snit to which I may feel entitled.

    7. I love that complaining about the Yankees isn’t my schtick.

    8. I love being a part of loud, even when there is consternation in the Valley. I think life is really sweet to allow us to be all over the country and all over the world and to come together and share this passion.

    and finally, in a reverse Sally Fields -

    9. I like you. I really like you!

    :)

  119. blake March 1st, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    JF you think Darvish tops a 152 era+ next year (Wilson’s 2011)?

  120. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I wonder if Karloff has time to get her hooves clipped before the movie ?

  121. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Can someone explain this nurse karloff thing to me? I just assumed it’s some creepy old person thing but you all keep talking about it…

  122. randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    “Can someone explain this nurse karloff thing to me? I just assumed it’s some creepy old person thing but you all keep talking about it…”

    its kind of like baseball.

    you wouldn’t understand it :)

  123. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    “How much does it cost to attend a first run movie in NY?”

    gb7-

    will this this be your first visit to the city with nurse karloff ?

    i’ll chip in to help you out .

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    So, I need to take out a second mortgage to go see a movie? I only asked because people keep whining about ticket prices for ball games. Hell, everything costs much more in NY than it does in most other cities. Do people complain about the prices in restaurants and cabs, too?

  124. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    GB-

    People complain about everything in NY.

    It’s part of the “ambience”.

    :)

  125. Pat M. March 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Tin Cup is trying to unload Nurse Karloff already ??? She’s only been caddying for him for a few weeks since he arrived in Florida…….Don’t take her back GB……

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    RIP Andrew Breitbart

    43 is much too young to die.

    :(

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    MTU – those damned east coasters!

    Wait a minute…

  128. luis March 1st, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Trisha,

    Post like that one is what makes you very especial. That and your complete and utter loathing of the Sux!! :)

  129. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    ID-

    It’s a story of love, betrayal, and horror all rolled up into one.

    Randy and GB would have to fill you in on the details.

    Just be glad you never dated “it”.

    ;)

  130. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Pat M. March 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Tin Cup is trying to unload Nurse Karloff already ??? She’s only been caddying for him for a few weeks since he arrived in Florida…….Don’t take her back GB……

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    She loves Randy so much, he couldn’t get rid of her with gasoline and hand grenades. He’s already tried that.

  131. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Trisha-

    I hate when I get caught in one of those logic bombs.

    :( :)

  132. Bret The Hitman March 1st, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Speaking of Swisher…

    It seems the Braves are interested. I bet they will offer him 15 million per year on a long-term deal. 4 years, possibly 5. I’d be surprised if Swish doesn’t land a Jason Bay deal.

    Jason Bay of
    4 years/$66M (2010-13), plus 2014 option

    4 years/$66M (2010-13), plus 2014 option
    signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/5/10
    $8.5M signing bonus
    10:$6.5M, 11:$16M, 12:$16M, 13:$16M, 14:$17M club option ($3M buyout)
    2014 option guaranteed with 600 PAs in 2013 or 500 PAs in both 2012, 2013
    full no-trade clause

  133. luis March 1st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Bret,

    At that price, they can keep him

  134. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Bret-

    Well I guess they’ll get him then.

    Don’t worry though. Cano will be manning RF.

    ;)

  135. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    If I were to join a fantasy baseball league and I was told my zipcode entitled me to the first 5 picks on the draft, I’d decline or find another league.

    If someone I had no reason to believe was some sort of chess master offered to play be in chess but give me their queen and bishop to start, I’d say no thanks.

    I wouldn’t want to play a version of Word for Friends where *I* always got the J, Q, X and Z.

    I think I’d be LESS interested in a Giants/Cowboys game where Dallas was told they only get 3 downs to the Giants 4.

    I’m not arguing for a hard MLB salary cap, but I completely fail to relate to this fear and consternation over the Yankees no longer being able to turn an essentially regional market advantage into vast, tangible competitive on-field advantage.

    My fellow Yankee fans seems to want the crown by any means necessary over the satisfaction of out-strategizing and out-performing other teams in a true competitive environment.

    And the off season is an essential part of pro sports competition as any other.

    Its escapes me. I’m told I’m some alien figure who isn’t a real fan because I look forward to the off season competition becoming a fairer process that we strive for in on-the-field competition.

    We chafe at the idea of the Yankees “buying their championships” but fear they no longer will be able to has been the predominant theme on this forum for a very long time now.

    I’m truly lost to what Yankees fans REALLY want.

  136. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    It’s not as “creepy old person’s thing” than you being on here trying to prove that you’re smarter than everyone else is a “creepy punk thing”.

  137. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Stuckey,
    What I want to do is watch some ball games.

  138. blake March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    “Don’t worry though. Cano will be manning RF.”

    The altitude is finally getting to you ;)

  139. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Tom-

    Tune in Sunday.

    You’ll get your wish.

    :)

  140. randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    ” She’s only been caddying for him for a few weeks since he arrived in Florida…….Don’t take her back GB……”

    pat m -

    i made the mistake of telling her i needed a birdie on the next hole, and the next thing i now she’s beating a poor seagull with my putter . you try putting with feathers all over your putter. i had to fire her.

    that’s why i sent her back to gb7.

    that’s nice of him to take her to a movie though.

  141. blake March 1st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    “I’m truly lost to what Yankees fans REALLY want.”

    #28

  142. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    “What I want to do is watch some ball games.”

    Tom,

    I fear you and I are in the minority.

    I think our fellows fans want to see a rigged coronation.

  143. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    MTU,
    Saturday on mlb.com.

  144. Bret The Hitman March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Bret-

    Well I guess they’ll get him then.

    Don’t worry though. Cano will be manning RF.

    *********

    I’d love to see them do something about RF. I’m definitely not too keen on the idea of Swisher on a Jason Bay contract.

  145. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Blake-

    A little out of the box thinking.

    No hypoxia.

    Derangement. Perhaps ?

    P.S. I always thought Cano could really shag ‘em. Rifle arm. Big power.

    :)

  146. stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    “#28″

    If the yankees spent $400m this year, and essentially bullied their way to a crown, this would be satisfying to you blake?

  147. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    28, 29, ……………………..> Infinity

    :)

  148. tomingeorgia March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    stuckey,
    I fear you are right.

  149. Frozen Rope March 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    what was last year’s event?

  150. blake March 1st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    “If the yankees spent $400m this year, and essentially bullied their way to a crown, this would be satisfying to you blake?”

    Sure

  151. jacksquat March 1st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Bret-

    Well I guess they’ll get him then.

    Don’t worry though. Cano will be manning RF.

    Not one of your better ideas MTU. Cano is not leaving 2B. And Jeter will likely retire before moving from SS.

    And Arod will play as long as possible at 3B.

    I think fans should get used to these realities.

    If Nunez shows more hitting ability this year he could play in the OF.

  152. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Tom-

    Even better.

    ;)

    Bret-

    They might cash in some of their Pitching trade chips to acquire one.

  153. jacksquat March 1st, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    stuckey March 1st, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    “#28?

    If the yankees spent $400m this year, and essentially bullied their way to a crown, this would be satisfying to you blake?

    That would be awesome. :D

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    luis – and what you said made me tear up.

    You are really a special person.

    Thanks for appreciating who I am (an acquired art for sure!) and especially my loathing for all things beantownian!

    (I tried to make the symbol for a heart but it seems to be disabled. Consider it there nevertheless.)

    :)

  155. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    So Braun’s got an attorney to talk about how inappropriate the collector’s statement was. He’s trying too hard when he mentions the rules of the testing. The more this gets yammered about in the press, the longer it takes go away. Those samples can sit in the sun for a year and it won’t test positive for synthetic testosterone.

    http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/....._post=true

  156. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    jack-

    I was only half serious.

    I just kinda dig the idea of Robbie shagging fly balls.

    He is such a natural. So smooth.

    So much frickin’ talent. Seems like he could do just about anything on a baseball diamond.

  157. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    ” She’s only been caddying for him for a few weeks since he arrived in Florida…….Don’t take her back GB……”

    pat m -

    i made the mistake of telling her i needed a birdie on the next hole, and the next thing i now she’s beating a poor seagull with my putter . you try putting with feathers all over your putter. i had to fire her.

    that’s why i sent her back to gb7.

    that’s nice of him to take her to a movie though.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    You’d better have more on your putter than feathers unless you’re wanting a half human baby.

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Abour Robby – absolutely agree.

    Hey ID if you’re around. That spreadsheet wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be!

    Stupid Verizon for not having data upload space.

    :evil:

  159. my my my My Kuroda March 1st, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    A funny part of that photo from today was the poster of Artie Lange on the left side. He’s a BIG yankees fan, in more ways than one.

  160. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Randy-

    When you turned “it” out did “it” winnow and stomp it’s feet ?

    Or did “it’ just go “baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH” ?

    Just curious.

    :)

  161. jacksquat March 1st, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Cano could probably play RF well, but he is much more valuable at 2B.

  162. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    jack-

    I envision the great basket catch like Willie. Only it’s Cano.

    Sorry. Caught up in the fantasy.

    :(

  163. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    GB-

    Is having more feathers on your putter like having more mileage in your tank ?

    :)

  164. randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    mtu-

    gb7 is really her favorite so when she heard he was taking her to the movies in new york she was actually excited to be fired from her caddy job.

    i was surprised however how much the airline freight cost was to send her to new york to meet gb7.

  165. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Randy-

    Yo comprendo.

    Cargo boxes are riduculous these days.

    Inflation.

    :(

  166. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    GB-

    Is having more feathers on your putter like having more mileage in your tank ?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Randy calls it a New England Tickler.

  167. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    The yankees don’t get extra outs or more batters. They spend money within the rules allowed by mlb and they should spend in proportion to their revenue.

  168. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    GB-

    Oh. A mustache.

    Gotcha.

    ;)

  169. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    mtu-

    gb7 is really her favorite so when she heard he was taking her to the movies in new york she was actually excited to be fired from her caddy job.

    i was surprised however how much the airline freight cost was to send her to new york to meet gb7.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    It was having to put her meals in the cage with her that added to the freight. 100 gallons of water and a side of beef weighs a lot.

  170. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    GB-

    Oh. A mustache.

    Gotcha.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Only if your stomach could stand getting your face that close.

  171. Jerkface March 1st, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    The yankees do not start games with 2 runs. Your analogies were all ill put. Nba teams and nfl teams despite working in a soft and hard cap leagues, certain teams remain more desirable destinations for free agents and some owners choose to spend less. Same as the yankees, your desire to play on equal footing is at odds with the entire point of sports teams, as its supposed to be talent vs talent. How you get it within the rules of the game is up to the team. What you want is to play a chess master and have him promise not to use a bunch of his opening set moves or responses.

  172. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    GB-

    Must have cost “it” a fortune in blades. Hard to keep up with that.

    Maybe a lawnmower would have worked better ?

  173. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    GB-

    Oh. A mustache.

    Gotcha.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    I’m telling ya’, there are nights that I wake up in a cold sweat and swear I hear a “clomp, shuffle and scrape” on the tile floors. Brrrrrrrr.

  174. randy l. March 1st, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    “Maybe a lawnmower would have worked better ?”

    mtu-

    that’s way too dangerous. any standard weed wacker should work just fine.

  175. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    MTU March 1st, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    GB-

    Must have cost “it” a fortune in blades. Hard to keep up with that.

    Maybe a lawnmower would have worked better ?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    I knew that it would be scary when I stooped down to pet her cat and it turned out to be the hair on her legs.

  176. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    GB-

    I’m sure it was only your excellent survival training that allowed you to survive.

    Thank God for the Special Forces.

    :)

  177. MTU March 1st, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    It’s a new thread ———>

  178. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    MTU, I was never trained for that. Trained for dealing with chemical, nuclear and biological weapons, but, never something like that.

  179. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s not as “creepy old person’s thing” than you being on here trying to prove that you’re smarter than everyone else is a “creepy punk thing”.

    Ahh ever the mature response from the resident geriatric.

    Don’t explain it, I don’t care, I’ll just keep assuming you’re an idiot.

  180. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    GB7 – It would kill you to just give a straight answer once and stop acting like a douche?

  181. GreenBeret7 March 1st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I would if everything you said wasn’t concerning the age of people on here. Maybe it’s not me, but, jerks like you that’s the problem.

  182. Irreverent Discourse March 1st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    GB7 – Nah, I’m pretty sure it’s you. I’ve tried to be nice to you repeatedly over the past 3 weeks and you just slap the hand away every single time like an immature child. You are a wealth of knowledge, and it’s great when you stick to that… but outside of that, you’re just as bad as the rest of the trolls when it comes to dealing with people you disagree with.

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