Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 day 6 min ago||It's the internet||
Everybody's lying about something.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Drugs man||
|2 days 14 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 14 hours ago||I don't mind it. What does||
I don't mind it. What does Baylor's jersey say though? Looks like it starts out "Sic..." across the top. That doesn't make sense for the Baylor University Bears...in Waco, TX.
Maybe it says "Sic 'em Bears"?
|2 days 14 hours ago||I wouldn't say he's a big||
I wouldn't say he's a big basketball guy - he's a big sports guy in general (has a degree in Sports Management), so I'd say this is more than just a job for him. He seems to really like it, especially since he took about a 50% pay cut to take the job. From the way I understand it though, once you have an "in" in the sports world, there's tons of opportunity to grow and move around. Case in point: he's been with the organization for less than a year and already got promoted. Granted, he's worked his ass off, but the opportunities are there.
|2 days 14 hours ago||He does something within||
He does something within their sales team. I don't know exactly his title, but he was in an entry level sales position until yesterday. From what I know, it's kind of a tough position right now, but has tons of upside. Not trying to be vague or anything, but that's really all I know. Oh, and he got to meet MJ at a Christmas party. Said he's actually a nice guy in person. I think he gifted all the employees an Apple TV or something like that.
|3 days 13 hours ago||You really are Dave Brandon.||
You really are Dave Brandon.
|3 days 13 hours ago||That sportsbank guy is||
That sportsbank guy is probably Nik's dad.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I was still just a twinkle in||
I was still just a twinkle in my dad's eye in 1986.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Wow, this is surprising. He||
Wow, this is surprising. He looked fine over the weekend.
|4 days 13 hours ago||That would be fine with me.||
That would be fine with me.
|4 days 13 hours ago||It is so worth it. This was||
It is so worth it. This was the third year in a row I've gone, and it's turning into a new family tradition for the men in my family. We had 4 generations at Sunday's game in Orlando against the Braves (both my grandfathers, my dad, myself and my two brothers, and my 4 year old niece. It was her first baseball game ever...she was also the first female to join us at a Spring Training game).
But the atmosphere is so relaxed, the players (well, the experienced guys who have secure roster spots) are loose and having fun, and the weather is fantastic. You just don't get this sort of access during the regular season.
|4 days 13 hours ago||He's on the 40-man roster.||
He's on the 40-man roster. Hasn't played above Lakeland though, so I expect he'll be starting either there or in Erie after Spring Training. He's a young guy and made some solid contact. He stands out just because of his appearance, but he also made some nice baseball plays.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I saw Coke pitch once against||
I saw Coke pitch once against the Yankees, and he looked OK. The radar gun wasn't working at Joker Marchant, so I don't know how hard he was throwing.
I saw Krol twice and Ray once. I don't really remember much from Krol's outings, but he did fine. Ray worked himself into a jam in his first inning on Sunday against the Braves, but got a DP to get out of it. He did fine in the second inning. I don't remember how hard he was throwing.
One guy I was hoping to see more of was Castellanos. He didn't start any of the games I saw (he started the SS game at the Phillies on Friday, but I was watching the home game against the Yankees), and I think I only saw one or two of his at-bats - one of which was a sac fly. I also didn't see any of his ability in the field. It sounds like he's been having a solid spring so far, I just wasn't able to witness it.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Yeah, Torii played in every||
Yeah, Torii played in every game I saw, and Martinez played in all but one. Neither one of them did anything spectacular. The biggest takeaway I had of Hunter was that he's a great leader and awesome personality. Before one of the games, I was out in center field watching the outfielders doing some pre-game drills, and they all seemed really loose and like they were having fun - and Torii was at the center of it. Either laughing at guys if they made a mistake (at one point, they were doing a drill where Dave Clark would toss a ball over their shoulders as they were running and they tried to catch it without a glove. Steven Moya was going back for one, he missed the ball, and it hit him in the head. Everybody started laughing, but Hunter was literally on the ground, rolling around laughing. It was really funny), or telling stories that everybody was listening to. On offense, he might have had a hit or two, but the Tigers' offense overall was pretty quiet. In the 4 games I saw, they didn't hit any home runs, and one game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Martinez looked fine. He was killing the ball during BP. Granted, it's BP, but there was a noticeable difference between him and other guys with the way the ball was jumping off his bat. I don't remember anything specific about his at-bats during the games, but I don't think there's anything to worry about with him.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Really nice facility.||
Really nice facility. Well-maintained and there's not a bad seat in the house. Last year we saw a game at the Blue Jays' facility in Dunedin - that place is a piece of crap. Worst stadium of any kind I've ever been in.
We've also been to a couple games at the ESPN/Disney Wide World of Sports where the Braves play. That's probably a notch or two above Joker Marchant.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Yeah, I saw him in 2 or 3 of||
Yeah, I saw him in 2 or 3 of the games. Overall he played OK. I only remember one hit he got, and that was a double that he one-hopped off the wall in right center against the Braves. Other than that, he made some routine plays in the field, got eaten up by short-hop line drive that I don't think many guys would have fielded (aside from Iglesias). He seems like kind of a quiet guy though. I sat down the first base line for 2 games at Joker Marchant, and I don't recall him walking by the fans or signing autographs or anything.
Also, speaking of Iglesias, he played in the first game we saw (last Thursday) and he looked really uncomfortble running. Made me remember that he missed some time last year with shin splints, and sure enough, he didn't play the rest of the weekend. Makes me wonder what he's doing with his training that's hurting his shins so much. That's something I would have expected to diminish with some rest during the offseason.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not really||
But then again, how do you know?
|1 week 4 days ago||I am||
I am the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in Ohio.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's just now starting?||
It's just now starting?
|1 week 6 days ago||Question||
Since she is a woman, would it actually have been the most vag thing she could have done?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||People were asking the same||
People were asking the same sort of questions and doubting Barwis when he was here. Injuries happen to every team, they're just magnified when they happen to guys you've been following since they were in high school. Unless someone does this analysis and proves that Michigan has an inordinate number of injuries, I will firmly believe that the injuries UM has experienced are just part of the game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||2015||
I've had my expectations set for a few years (even after the Sugar Bowl win) that 2015 is the year that will make or break Hoke. Anything good before then is just gravy, in my opinion.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Are you||
Are you trying to tell me they're not interchangeable?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||And Blake.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||By the way, anybody here use||
By the way, anybody here use Aereo? Their website shows that they might be coming to Cleveland sometime this year, and I'm very interested in their service. How is their picture quality?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||nothatsjimtombutidontblameyou||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like a job for J.||
Sounds like a job for J. Walter Weatherman:
And THAT'S why you never post a recruit's profile until he's faxed in his LOI.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I would really HATE to have||
I would really HATE to have fire ants poured onto my eyeballs. Can you imagine that?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but he's also pretty||
Yeah, but he's also pretty good at baseball.