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Name: J.David
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Kershaw- The Next Koufax?: With a curseball that defies descripion, and opposing players jellied legged. Can this 20 year old finally fullfill the promise of the great Sandy Koufax?

posted by giveuptheghost to baseball at 07:06 PM on May 15, 2008 - 11 comments

Sorenstam to retire: After 72 wins, the 37 year ld Swed is calling it quits.

posted by giveuptheghost to golf at 07:58 PM on May 13, 2008 - 3 comments

Clemens Get thumbs down for U.S. Olympic Team: Bob Watson (U.S. General Manager) doesn't want the distraction from the team, and is not expecting to be overruled from higher ups.

posted by giveuptheghost to baseball at 10:04 PM on May 07, 2008 - 3 comments

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Video: Diamondbacks Catcher Chris Snyder Fractures Left Testicle

Would you say "the ball's in Synder court".

posted by giveuptheghost at 09:04 PM on July 03, 2008

Joe Buck Prefers Bachelorette to Baseball

Joe Buck is a OK announcer until he's stacked up against the greats of the past, and then he may seem ordinary. Rather watch something else (insert program) other than baseball. Not surprised, stated about 18 months to 2 years ago it he wanted to go in another direction in entertainment field other than sports. Can't remember the interviewer or all the details, but that one fact stuck in my memory. As far a baseball games lasting to long-never watch them live. Record and watch later, so can skip through the commercials. Get away with it because work evening and games are generally over by the time arrive home.

posted by giveuptheghost at 04:48 PM on July 03, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

And I have one question for you: posted by THX-1138 at 3:19 PM CDT on Go ahead, however I may not answer. Have a nice day.

posted by giveuptheghost at 03:37 PM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

I give up, you didn't answer the question with you and didn't answer the question when posed as a emplyee/owner of ad agency. I'll accept "family friendly", and accept you don't like it. Case closed. There is one question I would like to ask, however it doesn't relate to thread, and really just for my own curiosity. Have a nice day.

posted by giveuptheghost at 03:00 PM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

You presume that marketing to "families" is my goal. Who said anything about your goal. The owner goals are the question here. What term would you use if you had the ad account and wanted to make the stadium conductive to family members. You don't like "family friendly", give a alternative, if you don't agree with something, suggest something better or more appropriate.

posted by giveuptheghost at 02:44 PM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

Why does a sporting event have to cater to a family? Obvouisly at Arrowhead they do, or the Chiefs would prohibit children from entering the stadium. They want future fans, easy question. infant wailing his head off. Infants or toddlers are not allowed to cry even if some drunk throws a beer on them from above. If your bringing a child to the game, they should be (with their parents) segregated at the back of the stadium, because we as a society don't want to subject the other fans to their incessant crying and shitty diapers in the isles. If these rules are acceptable to you and others, maybe all dissatisfied fans should sign a petition, and send to the Chiefs and other NFL teams around the league. When, and if they arrive at the same time at NFL offices, the collective laughter will be so loud, you'd welcome the incessant wailing from children. Not trying to make light of your opinion-just pointing out real life.

posted by giveuptheghost at 02:33 PM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

Sure. I'll grant you that. However I've never witnessed a drunk person throwing open mustard packets and shitting his pants and screaming at a level that hurts even my damaged ears. Your trying to tell me a child is screaming louder than fans at football game. Find this very hard to believe. Never was puked on by a child from above, either. Well, if that's your feeling, let them make a rule that no children under the age of 13 be allowed in stadium ( see if that will fly with the owners), or parents that can not control there kids be asked to leave the stadium. Just like they do drunks, however they are usually escorted out in handcuffs and not politely , I might add. As far a child soiling himself, make a rule to have children changed at bathrooms, most of them have changing stations. llb-what term would you use to try and market a facility that welcomes all members from the same domestic unit ? Put your marketing shoes on, and tell me what term you would use. The owners are not trying to equate "civilized with family", there trying to sell a product and want to make it as accommodating as possible for all members of the family.

posted by giveuptheghost at 11:57 AM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

Does it have to be either/or? 'Cos if so, I really don't like either of those options, but I have much better luck and experience dealing with drunken idiots than I do screeching children. Prefer neither also, but I never witness a child cussing or spilling beer all over other fans, and if they stand ; still can sit in my seat and see the game. Besides, most parents are responsible enough to wheel in their children in, if they become unruly. Of course, there are exception to any scenario, be it in the stadium or the grocery store.

posted by giveuptheghost at 09:34 AM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

I guess that's what it's come to. I'm with lbb that the focus on "family" puts a spin on it I could do without, but I'm guessing (hoping) that's just a cover to slip in some behavior rules. Look, today kids are tomorrow adult fans. Football is a business and the owners are trying to sell a product. Using family friendly is a good a term as any other. As far as spin, name one thing that doesn't have a spin on it in today's culture.

posted by giveuptheghost at 08:38 AM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

hate the code-phrase "family-friendly". Just hate it to death. So-called "families" don't have some kind of moral monopoly on civilized behavior, as any observation of a family with out-of-control kids out in public will tell you. Who said they do. Rather have a rambunctious child than some drunk swearing idiot sitting in front of me. Reason never took my children to football games was because of that very fact. Baseball games for some reason (at least in St. Louis and staying out of bleachers) were more hospitable to families.

posted by giveuptheghost at 07:56 AM on July 02, 2008

Are you ready for some football?....Sit Down!

especially if the person responsible for coming up with the rules is an 85-year-old woman who teaches the 2nd grade and regards standing up as one of the evil things that young whippersnappers often do. You mean to say this guy could not learn a lesson from a 85 year old lady. Geez, what a prick.

posted by giveuptheghost at 08:15 PM on July 01, 2008

Landis Loses

MMAFighter/Coach- Of course your right, but to be bombarded constantly with all this abuse/cheating is wearing me thin.

posted by giveuptheghost at 01:07 PM on July 01, 2008

Barry Bonds offers to play for free.

minimum pro-rated salary donated to buying tickets for kids" certainly suggests he's not looking to be a prima donna. Unfortunately Hal, fans and perhaps major league ballclubs, have long memories on prickdom and short memories on alleged lying and cheating. Like to see him play again, however being realistic, don't see much chance of that happening.

posted by giveuptheghost at 10:43 PM on June 30, 2008

Landis Loses

Quite frankly, I'm sick and tried of hearing about steroids this, steroids that. Let them all dope and use steroids; kill themselves if they want and make parents responsible for their children-if that's what everybody is worried about. Boy, this a gigantic pain in the ass.

posted by giveuptheghost at 08:10 PM on June 30, 2008

Dodgers beat Angels without a hit.

It's not just ri-dic-ulous... it's re-COCK-ulous! Meaning very ridiculous... :) Adam Carolla said that often on Loveline, as I understand it. Thanks Hal :) Made my day.

posted by giveuptheghost at 07:34 PM on June 30, 2008