First, Tennessee Brave provides us with this:
Second, Chuck’s rooting section. In the game thread yesterday, I suggested the following three ideas:
1. The Chuck Wagon, in which everyone dresses up as pioneers or cowboys.
2. The Brides of Chucky, who dress up in wedding gear.
3. This one is a bit out there, but â€œweâ€ (I will not be participating, except in spirit) could dress up as modernist paintings or sculpture that do not depict anything existing in objective reality and go as the Chuck James Baseball Abstracts.
So this is what free time looks like…HMMM!!! 🙂
I would just love to hear Chuck James during a post game interview one time say “I’m Chuck James beeeeatch!” Just like i’m Rick James beeatch!
I’m just waiting for someone to show up with a sign reading “Chuck Jame’s Bitches” with a row of K’s underneath.
hey smitty, thanks for the shout out man. i’m counting on frenchy to deliver a walk like you promised.
As I told Mac, that is some of the crappiest photoshopping I have ever done, but I was just screwing around, killing time during the game last night. Anyway, I vote for the Chuck Wagon cheering section. Also, the first few times I saw this guy pitch, I was skeptical, but he is making a believer out of me. Aside from his numbers, he just seems like he belongs out there. Looks really confident, doesn’t seem to get rattled. I will be anxious to see how successful he is the second time around the league. I hope he keeps it up.
I like the Chuck Wagon. If anyone shows up at a Braves game dressed like a stat book, then they should be beaten up, tared, feathered and hung out at the Chop House.
Things Chuck James needs to do:
1) Track mud on Chipper Jones’s couch and say, “Cocaine, helluva drug!”
2) Slap Andruw Jones in the face at the Gold Club (if it were open) and say, “I’m Chuck James, bitch!”
3) Get beat up by Chipper and Andruw and beg for mercy. OR HIt someone like Puljos, Bonds, Wright, or DelGatto in the head. Throw off his glove and yell, “Come on asshole!” Then hope Chipper and Andruw come run in to help, because I don’t think LaRoche, Renteria, McCann, or Giles could beat many people up. Let’s face it. We need Julio, Klesko, Rocker, Gant or someone else big and crazy so we can have a huge scuffle with the Mets. Wouldn’t it be great to fight the Mets?
I think LoDuca and DelGatto might give us some problems, but Reyes and Beltran are wusses. Julio may stay out of it. Billy Wagner would go down quick. Chuck James could take Pedro and Nady. I think Chipper and Andruw would clean house. Paranto could have some use after all.
These are just some thoughts.
I agree that Chuck seems to have great confidence and poise.
My vote would be for the abstracts. That way, you’ll know whether people are learned or not by the way they react. And the thought of someone Mac dressing in a full black leotard with, say, a pink polka dot on his shoulder or a picture frame around his neck just cracks me up.
1) Smitty is on Rick James’ drugs.
2) I do remember, back when we had Klesko, Lopez, and Galarraga on the same team, wishing that we’d get into a massive brawl, with teams lining up across from each other, Civil-War-style, to do battle. Never happened, unfortunately.
3) Smitty needs to re-read Mac’s third proposal, this time noting that he’s not actually advocating dressing as a book.
I like the Chuck Wagon idea. Simple and easy to get. Dressing up as abstractions is cool, but then we’d have to listen to Chip and Don try to figure out what it was, which would probably cause me to kill myself.
Also, did the McCann’s Cans rooting section use that double entendre on purpose? I didn’t even know it was a double entendre until I mentioned the group to my brother and he started laughing so hard he couldn’t talk. When I asked him what was so funny, he said, in this incredulous voice, “Why would anybody dress up like a butt cheek?” I honestly had never heard of or thought of that before. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock.
The Brides thing is a great idea, but probably prohibitively expensive. Anything remotely resembling a wedding dress is going to cost money.
As for the Abstracts, I would welcome any opportunity to make Chip and Don–particularly Don–look as stupid as possible.
Does anybody think Don and Chip are worse than the Rathborg? Those guys torment me…
“Those guys” meaning Rathbun and Torborg.
At the risk of completely monopolizing this thread with my own posts (I apologize; it’s been a slow day at the office), I’d like to see if anyone’s purchased/heard any good records lately? I’m looking to expand my collection, which has gotten a bit lean in the past couple of years.
Recent good buys of mine include: Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Josh Rouse, Interpol.
I enjoy a wide range of music. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
The new Snow Patrol is excelente. I bought my wife the new Keane album for her birthday, but that’s tomorrow so we haven’t listened to it yet. Stadium Arcadium (new RHCP) is very good as well — Dani California, Snow (Hey Oh!) and 21st Century are my favorite tracks so far. And, for an out-there recommendation, pick up the newest Three 6 Mafia album (I think it’s called Most Known Unknowns or something like that). I really enjoy the songs Ive heard off it (Poppin my Collar, Gotta Stay High, [Oscar-winning!] Hard Out Here for a Pimp). I dunno if the rest of the album is good but those songs are at least.
The Keane album isn’t bad, but it’s nowhere near the first, in my opinion.
Another fabulous recent discovery which I forgot to include in my previous post: Imogen Heap. Singer from Frou Frou on her own. Seriously awesome stuff.
I’m assuming you don’t like techno or house. I can recommend lots of minimal German techno & Swedish electro-house, but I’m guessing you don’t get your groove on like that.
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: The River in Reverse
Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing & A Curse
Cut Chemist: The Audience’s Listening
I vote for dressing in drag.
You have me pegged, ububba. I always enjoy DBT, and I’ve heard great things (including from you on this forum previously, I believe) about the Costello/Toussaint album. I haven’t heard anything about the Cut Chemist record, but I’ve always liked Jurassic 5, so I’ll give it a whirl.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Seriously, anyone with ears, check out Imogen Heap. I can’t emphasize this strongly enough.
did you here Rathburn and Torberg referring to Scott Thorman. They said he was the next Travis Hafner, if that was only to be true. I spilt my drink when they mentioned that.
They also stated that Chris Duncan is the next Adam Dunn. These guys are pathetic…
I like stuff in Italian, and no, I’m not referring to opera. I think Josh Groban got me hooked. It sounds so much nicer than English, which I get an overload of because of my brother’s obsession with obscure British bands.
The Boss came out with a new album a few months ago, it is really good. I like the new Costello too.
“They also stated that Chris Duncan is the next Adam Dunn. These guys are pathetic…”
More like the next (first?) JS, Jr. Gives the beanball wars an almost hostage-like dynamic, though.
Not sure if this has been reported here, but Reitsma is going under the knife with Dr. Andrews later this month.
The Braves’ site says that the type of surgery is TBD, though Will Carroll says it is going to be Tommy John. Of particular interest is this:
“Reitsma has been battling numbness in his right hand all season, but didn’t tell the Braves until after his June 11 appearance in Houston. By that time, he’d blown four of 12 save opportunities and compiled a 9.11 ERA.”
(from the mlb.com article)
Apparently the Kyle Davies disease is contageous.
Anyone else think Chuck James on Sunday? Arroyo vs. Thomson scares me.
Can we sweep the Reds? Is it possible?
maybe we can see Arroya vs. Barry, anyone is better than Thomson right now.
Reds have lost 5 straight, if Huddy cant win tonight we’re in trouble. Their version of Russ Ortiz and Josh Towers is pitching tonight
I can’t say I’m mad at Chris Reitsma for this, even if it almost ruined our season. If I do, then I have to be mad at Kyle Davies too. These guys are competitors who thought they could play through their injuries. Yeah, Reitsma’s injury screwed the Braves, but he’s just trying to compete.
What if his arm came off durring a pitch? Maybe it would have been a strike or the weight of his arm would have made a hit ball go right at someone instead of off the right field wall.
The difference (as I see it) between Daviess and Reitsma injury situations is that Reitsma has been supposedly dealing with this all season. I don’t recall Daviess injury being something that’s been going on all season. Reitsma kept going out there day after day and run after run and loss after gut-wrenching loss.
anybody watching the Marlins-Nationals game. Wash. scored 5 in the bottom of the 1st, Livan Hernandez has now given up 7 in the top of the 2nd. This guy has completely lost it…
I was at the Braves/Orioles game last Friday. Chuck James had a fan section there. Fans stood in white t-shirts with black lettering that read:
I love it.
Well, the Reds will be down one reliever tonight, I think. Brian Shackleford got arrested for 3rd-degree sexual assault yesterday and last I heard, he was still in jail.
DId you guys see this news story? This is the strangest thing I’ve seen in a while
CNN – Putin kissed boy ‘like a kitten’
link for Jenny’s post
Rob, I disagree. This is a team game. If you’re hurt, and that negatively affects either (a) your play or (b) your ability to continue playing, you’re hurting the team by not being honest about your injury. Both of those guys deserve criticism for failing to report and address their injuries.
Remind me not to get anywhere near Vladimir Putin. Ever.
O.K. Pooty Poot is out of his mind. That is strange stuff!!!
Yeesh. I can’t imagine what Putin does to his cats in private.
Mac, I saw your thread where we can go to discuss politics. I was thinking it might be nice to have a place we can go if we just want to scream. There have been many times this season when I would have liked something like this. Maybe we could have even had a “Cry Room” for those of us who just can’t type what we are feeling. 🙂
Here you go.
That is going to save so much money I had earmarked for therapy if this season kept going downward.
I posted on the the politics forum. It looked so empty.
I had a feeling that Smitty would be the first to post on the Ranting Thread.
Reds lost one reliever, but just picked up Guardado today
Okay, one more page.
New York Giants 41-25
Chicago Cubs 40-32
St. Louis Cardinals 37-36
Cincinnati Reds 35-36
Brooklyn Robins 31-35
Philadelphia Phillies 31-35
Pittsburgh Pirates 31-35
Boston Braves 28-40
Braves swept a doubleheader from Brooklyn 3-1 and 1-0. The starting pitchers were a couple of Dicks: Dick Rudolph and Dick Crutcher. Rudolph would win 26 games that season, but Crutcher would go 5-7.
A.J. Pierzynski took the lead from Francisco Liriano in the AL’s last vote, what a freakin disgrace!
Mac, you should make another page for Movies & Books. 😀
Travis Chick looked good at times in Chattanooga.
I voted for Liriano and Nomar today. You should do the same
There you go, Jeremy.
I have done my duty, Smitty. A. friggin J. friggin Pier friggin Zinski is not an all star.
So long as Jason Varitek isn’t the starting catcher…..there was a time there where he was the leading vote getter…..what a disgrace!
The only disgrace so far is Paul “cry baby” LoDuca as the starting catcher. Michael Barrett, Damian Miller, Johnny Estrada, and even Ronny Paulino and David Ross all have better numbers than that schmuck! BMac should of course be the starter with Estrada and/or Barrett backing him up.
My niece just graduated from your archrival St Olaf and will be teaching band near St Cloud this fall. She had to take Italian there andI always told her never to let guys kiss her stomach.