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It didn’t take long for Josh Beckett to cause people to question the heart of the Dodgers staff.  And they didn’t even have to send them a Valentine.  Look, we wouldn’t wish a heart issue on anyone but of all the Dodger closers over the years, why Kenley Jansen?  Why not Steve Howe?  He was a coke fiend.  Or Eric Gagne?  He was a steroid/HGH fiend.  Or Jonathon Broxton.  He looks like he was on the Josh Beckett diet every day of the week.  This is the same condition that sent Kenley to the DL last year and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same this year.  It’s not really something to mess with (or joke about, except in certain instances, apparently.  Don’t worry, I won’t joke about anything else ever again that should be taken seriously.  Instead, I will be a model citizen and make suggestions to help make the world a better place — Hey, for Kenley, maybe Magic could reach out to the doctor who helped him beat AIDS.)  Yesterday, Ronald Belisario got the save and he’s been terrific this year, but I can’t help to think Mattingly will go to Brandon League for saves because of that unquantifiable, ever-elusive-until-someone-trusts-you-to-get-saves closer experience.  Then again, this is also the guy who willingly shaved his mustache.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the roundup, just wanted to quickly mention that yesterday’s fantasy football podcast had Sean Salisbury and our very own, Rudy Gamble.  Glory be the hole that wonders spew from!  I just made up that saying.  Pretty good, huh?  Anyway II, the roundup:

Matt Kemp – Missed yesterday’s game, but his CAT scan and MRI came back clean, and that was after a full day at the clinic carousing with an X-ray machine.  Kemp should be back in the lineup in the next day or two.  I’m putting my hands together in the “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, here’s the people” formation and writing Kemp’s name on my palms.

Joe Blanton – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks in Coors.  If you started Blanton in this game, you have balls of steel, which brings me to my question:  How is it going through airport security?

A.J. Ellis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He’s hitting near .400 over the last week and hit his first homer since August 3rd.  He’s also hitting .283 for the year.  According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Ellis has been the 17th best catcher or about as valuable as John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt.  In other words, Ellis seems like he’s having a better year than he is.  In other other words, if you’re Doc’ing Ellis for no steals or counting stats, you’re not on LSD.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-5 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s now hitting .256 on the year.  His ground balls are down (not literally), his line drive rate is up and so is his K-rate.  He looks like he’s been unlucky, but not enough to shoot his average up to a .300+ that he was doing prior to his career coming off the rails last year.  His position eligibility and speed/power combo will keep his value afloat, but he’s looking a lot more like a .270-.280 hitter than a .300-.340 one.

Chris Nelson – 3-for-5 with a run and RBI for his 2nd three hit day in his last three games.  Also, hitting around .350 over the last week.  A source says Chris Nelson could get you a 10/5 season with good counting stats.  The source is me.  For now, he’s just a hot bat in a nice ballpark through Sunday.  Act like you know, MC Lyte!

Logan Morrison – Ozzie said regarding Logan in Spring Training, “I don’t plan to play LoMo in B games, in minor league games to see how it works. …He’s got to work hard (to play in A games) because if he’s not he’s not going to have a job here.”  About time someone got annoyed that Logan waited until this September to have knee surgery on a knee he hurt last September.  I have a strong suspicion that Logan’s going to be playing somewhere else next year, maybe the Astros.  He can protect Altuve in the lineup and from bullies.

Emilio Bonifacio – Sounds like he’ll be shut down for the year.  Ozzie said, “”If you need to go in, clean it up, do it right now, and I’ll see you in spring training.”  Yesterday, Ozzie was cleaning house, giving Harriet a break.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Was ejected from the 1st inning yesterday for arguing balls and strikes.  Mics close to the action overheard the argument.  Asdrubal, “That ball was a strike?”  Ump, “Is that rhetorical?”  Asdrubal, “¿Que?”  Ump, “Yeah, you K’d!”  Asdrubal, “¿Porque?”  Ump, “Who are you calling Porky?!  You’re outta here!”

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a homer.  Also in this game, Jason Donald homered for Cleveland.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Donald and son homered in the same game since the Trump Invitational softball game, but before each Donald hit in that game all the fielders were fired.

Ryan Cook – Got the save yesterday because the the game was close when he entered in the 8th inning and then the A’s blew it open.  Balfour is still the closer.  On a related note, the save stat is totally screwy.  If a pitcher comes into a close game in the 8th, protects the lead and then his team blows it open, that should be a Hold, not a Save.  Not that the Hold stat makes more sense.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.79.  Told you in the preseason he’d have no problem pitching outside of Petco.  Too bad he did everything in his power to dissuade me of those feelings for the first three effin’ months of the season.  I hate you, Mat Latos.  My apologies to his wife who defends him on Twitter; she’s got her hands filled with cellphone self pics.

Billy Hamilton – Reds are reporting that Hamilton won’t be called up this September.  On the bright side, SAGNOF TV would like to invite one lucky lady (out of our four lady readers) to Win a Date With Billy Hamilton.

Chris Heisey – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  I get it, whoever Dusty puts in left field hits.  It’s the Ghost of George Foster.  The Ghost of George Foster also haunts anyone who ever saw him showering in the locker room in the 1970′s.  Dave Concepcion, “He’s so ugly, I haven’t been able to get an erection in 27 years.”

Eric Stults – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator and Stults should get a room.

Andrew Cashner - Set to return to the Padres rotation sometime early next week.  Cashner rules everything around me, Stream-o-Nator get the money!  Yes, grab Cashner.  Yes, now.

Huston Street - Will be activated from the DL on Sunday and he’ll return to getting saves from Thayer Gregerson Layne whoever is getting saves for the Padres.  Yeah, I did the douchey cross-out writing thing that bloggers find hilarious.  You’re welcome.

Tommy Hanson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER in Petco.  I said to Mmmdrop him after his last start.  Things aren’t getting better here.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Playing in Houston must’ve reminded Pence he can hit (2 HRs / .216 AVG from July 1st to yesterday).  He’s playing like he’s worth his last name – am I right, British readers?

Matt Harvey – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Will be shut down after about 25 more innings.  He’s going to live with Johan Santana in the offseason and have him be his right-hand man while he is Johan’s left-hand man.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs with a slam & legs.  Hasn’t done much since the Mets decided to throw it to Lucas, but this could be the start of something.  Oh, Duda day.

Frank Francisco – Has now closed out the third straight Mets save.  Terry Collins (who?) would probably be the first to tell you he doesn’t really have any other options.  That’s if you called him up and asked nicely.

Michael Fiers – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f*cking Michael Fiers!  He’s now exactly 29 innings over his innings from last year.  Don’t make Verducci take out the ruler!

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers.  You know who I really feel sorry for?  All the clowns in the Washington, D.C. area, I’m including politicians.

Trayvon Robinson – 1-for-4 with a steal and his third steal in two days.  I grabbed him in a 12 team mixed league before I even saw this game because I need steals.  Here’s hoping he’s got some more SAGNOF in his gams going forward.

Yunel Escobar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That’s for every childhood acquaintance who ever called him You-Smell.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Josh Willingham – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  He’s now tied with Miggy for 6th in the majors in homers to go along with 94 RBIs, which is third in the majors.  Oh.  Wait, what?  The Other White Meat is a top ten outfielder?!  Holy Cheez-Its.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with his 26th homer.  Finally, he’s making good on his positively-charged chemical symbol, PAl, which stands for Prosperous Aluminum bat-like numbers or just “Hey, PAl, where were these numbers last year?”

Wandy Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Wandy’s always been about average, but he’s actually been less than even that this year.  All too often this year my birthday mate has been finding his earth sign to be SOS.  With a K-rate under 6 and his highest xFIP in five years, this could be the last year where he’s rosterable in shallower mixed leagues.

Dylan Axelrod – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Solid enough start, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near him, though I can understand how you could get seduced by his conglomeration of cool names.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers.  If you give us 10 homers in September, I swear to never make another Eva Longoria crack.

B.J. Upton – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (16) and legs (25).  Welcome Googlers of “Eva Longoria crack” + “B.J.”  We won’t judge you here.

Javier Lopez – Got the save as no San Francisco pitcher in yesterday’s game threw more than two and two-thirds innings.  Wow, Bochy’s taking the whole closer by committee thing to a new level.

Bud Norris – Exited his last start with a finger blister, but he’ll make his next start, so it’s not dire straits.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 10 Ks.  Someone is going to be a fantasy baseballer’s (<–my mom’s term!) “I’m a smart drafter” pick du jour next year that will either make them look smart or leave them cursing the schmohawk in their league who drafts next year’s Lohse.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  There’s a small bit of satisfaction seeing a guy you dropped have a good game, but still not get the Win or any Ks.  A mild form of schadenfreude… Just a schmeer-of-freude, if you will.

Mitch Moreland – Since the Rangers are off tomorrow and then on the road for three series, I dropped Moreland, but for his last day on my team, he homered.  Bomb voyage!

Vance Worley - Shutdown for the year.  Having elbow surgery.  His Mom, Jo Anne Worley, will be playing Madame Morrible in Wicked at Secaucus, New Jersey’s Theater in the Park, rain or shine.  And that’s this week in the Worleys.

Cole Hamels - Due to a gastrointestinal illness, Hamels boweled out of yesterday’s start.

  1. Steve says:
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    Though given the way he’s pitched this year, a cynic might say that Norris has been getting his money for nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hehe

  2. TheNewGuy says:
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    F Francisco 3 scoreless appearances with 5 ks and a couple of saves recently.

    Could use some saves to shore up my lead in my 10 teamer, can we trust him again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, If you need saves, I’d grab him… I wouldn’t trust him…

  3. Jay says:
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    Hey grey, I have marcum coming off the dl, should I drop dempster, minor, milone, Hudson, or strasburg,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, Dempster

  4. Wake Up says:
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    Hey I heard you went back to Jersey…what exit? Hey! Seriously though, it’s gotta be nice to get some of that nice fresh Jersey air….

    I have such sweet satisfaction watching Hanson not be good, when it seems that everyone else thought he would be, I’m sick, it’s a problem I have, don’t judge….I just opened up a little…it’s not your fault…It’s not your fault…IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT! I used to go with the wrench, cause fuck him, that’s why…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, HA! You hate Hanson, is it because of the band?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Robin Williams, his back beard, and I haven’t gotten that far yet. So, we are not yet sure of the cause, I simply wallow in the supple affect, or is it effect…

        Hey, look at that, I got to use “wallow” right away…in the middle of an American Hoggers marathon…not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but this guy is great!

        Back to Hanson…here’s what the Philly skipper had to say about him, “Couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s an awesome quote! Haven’t seen American Hoggers but it sounds like me drunk at a bar…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, Nah, the hogs ain’t that old…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Hey, wait a minute?

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey, I told you…I’m sick…I’m working on it…

                Hope you had a good east coast visit!

                What about pitching something involving a couple Jersey guys getting drunk at bars down south, while picking up Cougars?

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                  @Wake Up, sorry, I’m getting sucked into this show….everything’s flowing into each other…I’m going to be speaking Ya’llbonics for the rest of the day…I’m feeling dumber than a three-legged hounddog pissing up a rope…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks! HA! Y’allbonics? Is that them? That’s good… How about Cougars in Jersey open a hog farm in Hoboken and the hogs get jobs at the Cake Boss’s shop.

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey, That’s awesome! But, it sounds too realistic to be a reality show…from what I’ve seen, they already have a coupla hogs doing the books up there, Hey!…

                    Nope, Ya’llbonics is me. But you can have it, as long as you put the apostrophe after the “A”…good enough for Hemingway is good enough for me…I’m old school, plus anyone that I’ve ever met from the South spells it the other way and gets annoyed by the “after the a” spelling, so I consider that an added bonus…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey, ho! Done and done… I’m stealing it…

  5. rainbowtrout says:
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    ROS, Brett Anderson or Andrew Cashner? Looking for W’s. Praise be to Grey.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @rainbowtrout, Anderson, but you might be barking up the wrong tree if your looking for W’s. the A’s like to win late and well it’s San Diego. That being said, I’d go with Anderson for stats and S.O.N. for W’s.

  6. frank rizo says:
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    I need to choose a streamer in the near future between these 3:

    Brett Anderson – home vs Boston
    L Harrell – home vs Cincinnati
    Buehrle – home vs Mets

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @frank rizo, I dont think Anderson is a stream right now, think you gotta grab em and start em.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizo, Anderson

  7. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Is it time to drop Drew Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, If there’s better out there…

      • Mr. Rickey says:
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        @Grey, Venable, DeJesus, Aoki, Mayberry Jr., Ruggiano, Posednick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ruggiano

  8. velveeta fog says:
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    any of deez guyz worth dropping for cashner: m. minor, j. garcia, c. rasmus?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @velveeta fog, jaime if you need k’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @velveeta fog, Rasmus

  9. Bob says:
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    Saltalamacchia or Ellis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob, Salty

  10. 2qbn says:
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    Drop Capuano for Cashmoney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2qbn, Yup

  11. Jim says:
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    I need have Morneau, Rizzo, and Swisher to fill a 1B and Util spot. Which 2 out of the 3 should I keep for the resto of the season? I’m thinking I should drop Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Sure, lose Rizzo…

  12. Mike says:
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    For the rest of the season, who would you rather have:

    Luis Cruz or Josh Donaldson?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Mike, is this a 16 teamer?

      • Mike says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, 14, but with deep rosters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Cruz

  13. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Broxton was a buffett fiend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yes, and not just at Margaritaville, the restaurant…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, The guy was probably a regular at Lawry’s and could buy out the bacon wrapped hot dog carts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There was a famine in the Souplantation when he was done…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, that just the appetizer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what Alyssa said…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I keep thinking about the old john pinette bit about the chinese buffett.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              John Popper? Not sure I know Pinette without Google…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe… Nice… Yeah, never heard of him before…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, beside stand-up, I remember him from Parker Lewis and the final two episodes of Seinfeld, he was the fat guy the court case was about.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, crap… Totally didn’t place him from Seinfeld… And don’t remember Parker Lewis at all…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, you never watched Parker Lewis Can’t Lose or you can’t remember it?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I watched it, bit hazy on the details, which makes me think I never saw it… I know about it in the general sense…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I was in high school, we had nothing else better to do until we got cars. I always remember Abraham Benrubi from the show. Was a monster on TV, not as big in real life.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, the guy from Lost! Yeah, he looks huge…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, he was on lost? I just IMDB him and didn’t see that. Speaking of Lost, iwatched every episode and can’t even begin to tell you how insulted I felt when that clusterf#$% was over. If I ever see thse two punks who ran it into the ground after JJ Abrahms left, I’m taking a cheap shot. No hesitation.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, really disappointing end… Pretty much made it seem like they had no clue where they were going…Hey, they were lost! I didn’t hate it as much though because I watched it in the matter of weeks on DVD rather than wait for years…

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                      @Grey, you’re lucky you didn’t invest the time. My problem was after that magical season 1 I was waiting all those years for it to right the ship. It’s similar to BJ Upton, we have all been waiting all these years for him to be that guy we draft never to come close, yet year after year he is drafted rounds before his value….damnnit Lost pisses me off. wasted talent!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I had a similar feeling about Lost but since I was able to watch a whole season in two days, it never bothered me… I even liked Season 2… You can imagine how much it helps when you’re through it in 7+ hours rather than 9 months…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, wow, in two days, did you dream in Lost?

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                      Grey says:
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                      I did… If you look at my postings from around January of that year, I’m talking about Lost in just about every post… I felt like I was on the island…or was I in the Man in Black’s imagination…I still have no clue…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, When I was sick a couple of weeks back I played call of duty for 8 or 9 hours a day all week long and I was dreaming in the game and it would mess with my vision while i driving…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, usually in the offseason I take to watching a whole series of something and it does it to me… I think I’m gonna tackle Breaking Bad this year… I’ll probably talking meth for the first couple of months next year…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, meth references should be fun…the glass dusty.

                      I know I have referred before, but try Burn Notice and Psych. great escape to reality. lots of references for the razz, and on Netflix!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Netflix streaming? Cause I’m so there if that’s the case…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, yes streaming…I wonder how the SON would rate them?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      115 or higher, for sure…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, as long as you like alot of 80′s and 90′s references and Bruce Campbell then you’ll like them both.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, can’t you tell from my writing… I think my references stop around 2001 except for The Wire and Gangnam Style… Gangnam Style!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, respect…gangnam style!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, and any current reality show…Bah Bam

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, for sure… Shocker on this week’s MasterChef…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, never seen it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re missing wonderful…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, i ‘m out of writing space

  14. Carnac says:
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    FWIWeurtz, recently Brandon League hasn’t been pitching anywhere near the end of games, including games where it’s not close.

    But who knows with Mattingly. What was he thinking losing the mustache? That’s like Samson cutting his hair!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Yeah, it’s hard to say… League feels right because of his closer experience, could go the other way…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, I grabbed Belisario everywhere I was desperate for saves so, yeah, it’ll be League.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel the same way but opposite… Hmm…

  15. AA says:
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    Is it time to punt Kubel for just about any other hot OFer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, I could see it…

      • AA says:
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        @Grey, So who would be the better option Hunter, Jay, or Colvin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Colvin

  16. Bill says:
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    Haha remember when you were telling us that “we can thank you” for the a.sanchez sleeper prediction? That’s for destroying me era sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you to drop him when he went to the AL…

  17. stumanji says:
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    I have one move left for the week, deciding between starting Marcum @Cubs today or Dempster @Cleveland tomorrow. If Marcum gets claimed (an hour before his start) and the Brewers are trying to work out a trade, will they pull him out of his start today to avoid risk of injury? Or do you think it’s safe to throw him in my lineup?

    Thanks.

    • stumanji says:
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      @stumanji, Welp, games already started today (since when are there noon games??). Guess I’m going with Dempster.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, well… It’s fine… Probably be close to the same starts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s throwing today unless he’s traded before the game… And if he is traded, he’s throwing this weekend for his new team…

  18. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Who do you like better today for UTIL? no specific need
    Rizzo v. Mil (Marcum)
    J Jay @ Wsh (Jackson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay

  19. Schwartz's Smoaked Meat says:
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    @Gray
    I’d love to see a column titled – who the hell is this Rutelege guy and can he wean me off my obession with trading for profar as a long term solution. I am also curious as to who you think will be the best !b long term- Hosmer Goldschmidt Rizzo or Morisson (Yes Lomo who annoyed you)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Rizzo… Morrison’s not in that class of players…

  20. Lob Ball says:
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    Lind or Carter ROI or are they the same person?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same… Lind…

  21. Deadwoods says:
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    Confused about the Frazier situation once Votto returns his weekend: Please choose from one of the following scenarios:

    1. Dusty will keep playing him as he is currently — keep him in my lineup.

    2. Dusty will play him 4-5 days per week — use him in Util when he is playing because he’s too valuable to drop. Carry another 3B (I have Headley).

    3. Same scenario as above — but drop Frazier when Votto returns because he’ll lose too much fantasy value and I can’t afford to carry a player into the playoffs who is benched, even part of the time.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2.

  22. DjlanceRauch says:
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    In a 10 team keeper, roto. We get to keep five. I was planning on keeping Bautista, but now I’m kinda nervous. I’m hanging onto first in my league right now, but I’m wondering if I should try to dangle Bautista out there to see what I could get back, to solidify my lead. I know one guy wants to deal F-Her, and maybe some speed for a keeper. Should I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d deal for F-Her and speed if it gets you the title…

  23. The Waffle Mafia says:
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    Drop Seager for Nelson to play 3B in a 14 team head to head?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  24. Allen says:
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    First, with only a month left, is it safe to drop Kenley?

    Who are your top two from below in a holds/saves league? need holds a wee bit more.

    Ogando, Storen, K Herrera, Bastardo, Javier Lopez, B Lyon, Doolittle, K Loe.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait a day or two on Kenley for official word… Lopez, Bastardo…

  25. Matt2 says:
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    With only a month left, is it safe to drop Dee Gordon or do you think he could get some playing time a few times a week?

    Also I know to hold on LaRoche for his 2nd half history, but what about Choo?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Gordon… I’d hold Choo…

  26. Matt2 says:
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    I’m very tight on innings and need to watch my WHIP and ERA. Should I start Marcum @ Cubs today or avoid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench him…

  27. Grey's da man! says:
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    Masterson…just lost my 1st place in ERA and WHIP. Thank you very much ya tool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  28. Grey's da man! says:
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    Harang roofied me last time out but SON likes him again tomorrow home vs Dbacks. Thoughts? 12 team Mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

  29. Hank says:
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    Hey grey have a keeper question for you…in a 10 team three keeper league and I’m trying to figure out who to keep.
    heres my main guys: Trout, Adam jones, Stanton, Trumbo, Weaver, Kershaw.
    Also have frazier, reddick, and colvin but figure they wont do better than the guys listed.
    Trout is an obvious choice but debating between the others of whether to keep one pitcher or two batters….thanks and I enjoy your stuff

    p.s. i’m an angels fan so ive debated about trout, trumbo, weaver but its a money league too so i know ive gotta look past that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! Trout, Kershaw, Stanton

      • Hank says:
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        @Grey, No problem. After the doyer’s moves i figured i was gonna keep Kershaw but was debating really between Stanton and Jones so thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  30. ThE sHiT says:
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    Gotta lose one of Niese, Buccholz, or Maholm, who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  31. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Also, if i had to choose one between Belisario and League, which do i grab if I’m a little more concerned with ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisario

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Im 15 saves behind the leader, the other guy has 5 closers. I have 3 closers, 1 guy in a committee, and 2 other RPs to help with ratios and vulture saves or wins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Belisario, you’re not gonna catch the leader…

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, Gotcha, thanks! Still have some room to make up in the ratios, it is feasible to gain a couple points. This is for the RCL, btw. I am currently one point off the lead.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Hopefully you can get that point…

  32. strugz says:
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    In a league that uses OBP rather than AVG. Could you pick 5 keepers out of this bunch:

    Trout = 26th round – 3 years left to keep
    Werth = 26th round – 3 years left to keep
    Rizzo = 26th round – 3 years left to keep
    Willingham = 13th round – 2 years left to keep
    Lawrie = 26th round – 2 years left to keep
    Bautista = 4th round – 1 year left to keep
    Fowler = 18th round – 2 years left to keep
    Hill = 18th round – 2 years left to keep

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Rizzo, Lawrie, Bautista, Willingham…

  33. Steve says:
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    F*** you Masterson, you f***wit. That outing has cost me five points in the RCL.

    FIVE.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And you too, Marcum – you prick. You couldn’t even go five and get me the conshellation prize.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, OK. Feel *slightly* better now. Man, that Brewers ‘pen is awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Yeah, it sucked… He sucks…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Bastard’s got a smugshot too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he does…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Gah. I feel bad now. I’m sure he was doing his best. But at home against the A’s? C’mon!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t make excuses for him…

  34. Deadwoods says:
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    Re Adam Jones…Oh it’s SMURF BLUE. Now I see it! For today, at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, some say it’s “Smurfy Blue,” depends on the part of the country you’re in…

  35. later tater says:
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    hey grey

    noticed the rotoinfo widget has info for the “SF Giants”, that “Tom Coughlin won’t even guess as far as how close Terrell Thomas is …”

    no Bochy – yay!!! (oh… wishful thinking)

    scraping for steals, who is better here on in, juan pierre or travyon robinson; how much of an avg hit do i take with trayvon? – does it matter this late?

    rajai davis doing nothing, but every time i drop him, he steals the next day. i think he’s bugged my computer….

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Later, Bochy! Trayvon…

  36. Deadwoods says:
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    On a 10-team head-to-head 5×5 would carry 4 closers? I’ve got Johnson, Holland and Balfour wondering if I should pick up Bailey. Or hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  37. Richard says:
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    Can only start 1 tonight and having a heck of a time choosing! J Garcia or I Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  38. slew says:
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    Wow! Milwaukee’s bullpen is abysmal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just glad to dodge any Axford crap…

  39. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Need a backup plan for Frazier in case he loses too much playinging time. Currently rostering Lawrie but I haven’t heard any updates recently. A-roid is in waivers and apparently coming back within the week. Who should I carry?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with A-Rod over Lawrie…

  40. Steve says:
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    Wait – Rickie Weeks went 5-5? Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he now has all of his season hits in two games…

  41. Stumpakow says:
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    ok to drop billingsley for harang in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  42. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who gets more saves the rest of the year, Wilton Lopez or Bellarsario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Tough call… I’m gonna say Belisario splitting duties with League will still get more saves than Lopez…

  43. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Villenueva matched Happ’s feat of 6 straight Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would’ve been better with that than the Marcum start I threw today…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, I went with Villenueva last week (4 ER/5.2 IP), so I didn’t trust him this week. Fortunately, I started Kendrick today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice stream on Kendrick… I saw SON wasn’t that crazy about him…

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey, Thanks. I take a lot of chances with my pitching; sometimes it turns out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now Vogelsong’s getting hit again… I think me and him are gonna have to bid adieu…

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, I was going to drop him, decided to wait until after Houston though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear that…Was thinking the same thing… This is the nail in the coffin…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ugh… Damn you, Vogelsong…

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey, I was wondering, what’s your gut say – are the Cards ever going to score again?

  44. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    Ian Kennedy vs LAD ton, bench him? I can use the k’s but cant afford him crapping on my era…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench him….

  45. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    is master chef on bravo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Fox… That’s Top Chef Masters, which is terrible, but I also watch it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, what nights?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not really sure… I just DVR everything, not sure when anything is on…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, ha, yeah, my DVR is always recording something every night. I kust checked, its on Mondays. looks like the season has two left.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you’re in at a good time… No more BS’ing, just good stuff…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, yeah but the BS’ing always makes me feel good about myself…as a person

  46. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Members of the Saskatoon Sirens, a team in the new Lingerie Football League, say people should watch them play before commenting on their uniforms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that a Canadian team? Hmm, I’ve seen some Canadian women, and I might agree… No offense to your people, Vin!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, You have a lot of Canadian readers, you know, you may have just lost 3 cents a day in page views!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Damn, I’ll have to switch to Canadian dollars to make it back…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, send em donuts

    • Howard says:
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      @VinWins, Got me excited there Vin, but there’s no team in Montreal!

  47. Steve says:
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    Double play please, Greinke.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Even more imperative now, you clown.

  48. Steve says:
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    Herrera in to save it for the Royals. Holland unavailable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any word why?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Royals beat write said Yost preferred not to use him because of the two sphincter-tightening saves the last two nights.

        They were draining enough for me, so Holland must have been pretty wiped out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, so it’s not an injury or something… That’s good…

  49. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    A charity breast squeeze took place last weekend in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

    http://wp.me/p2nZlN-4mD

    “Oppai momi (breast squeezing) is particularly popular in Japan, and there are plenty of Japanese style pubs where you can go have a beer and also a squeeze of the waitresses [sic] breasts after a hard day in the office.”

    I’m thinking of merging this idea with Karaoke Cab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, I missed it!

  50. Steve says:
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    You gave up a home run to James Loney? Good grief.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinkes!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I will be somewhat displeased if the Angels ‘pen conspires to throw this one away.

        That’s a couple of pretty good starts in a row now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looking good…

  51. Steve says:
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    On Sunday SON likes McAllister v TEX much better than Mendoza v MIN. Yet something is making me want to chose Mendoza. Am I crazy?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Steve, The first rule of Stream Club is: You do not question SON. The second rule of Stream Club is: You do NOT… QUESTION… SON.

      • Steve says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah, well I started Masterson instead of Beavan, so I’m questioning SON.

        • @Steve, SoN apologizes.

          • Steve says:
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            @Rudy Gamble, Awww, that’s OK.

            In any case, SoN is still in credit from that Hefner start last Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not crazy… I tend to agree…

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