With the top 40 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball, we’ve finished all the hitter recaps.  We meaning me, but I’ll include you.  No, that’s not a cue to try to hold my hand.  Why are you now patting my butt?  The pitching recap will begin next.  To recap, the end of the season rankings are based on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  I felt the easiest way to keep it objective would to go this course.  This way when I say someone finished 30th and I ranked them 23rd in the preseason it carries more weight.  Anyway, here’s the top 40 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

21. Josh Harrison – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen.

22. Alex Gordon – Went over him in the top 20 boringest players post.  There I said, “Bleh bleh bleh bleh.  Bleh bleh bleh.  Bleh!  Oh, and bleh.”  I think I’ve now owned Gordon for three straight years in multiple leagues.  I always get excited about the thought of a guy that doesn’t hurt you in any category, while forgetting he also doesn’t win you any category either.  Alex “Neither-Here-Nor-There” Gordon, you have been served your ‘Why Won’t You Do Anything Exciting For Me?” papers.  Preseason Rank #17, 2014 Projections:  84/23/92/.282/12, Final Numbers:  87/19/74/.266/12

23. Starling Marte – Players will be all over the map for 2015 compared to this year, but Marte?  Well, Marte will prolly be close to here, give or take five ranking spots, barring injury.  Preseason Rank #16, 2014 Projections:  91/15/40/.259/30, Final Numbers:  73/13/56/.291/30

24. J.D. Martinez – In March, not ranking Martinez didn’t look so bad, since the Astros released him.  That’s right, he couldn’t crack the Astros Opening Day roster.  I’m not even talking lineup.  Here’s what Rotoworld said on March 24th after he signed with the Tigers, “Martinez was released by the Astros over the weekend after batting just .250/.272/.378 in 2013 and then struggling to an even uglier degree this spring in the Cactus League.  Once a major league regular, he’ll now serve as organizational outfield depth for Detroit.”  He appeared to be a 4th outfielder for a major league team in the best case scenario.  So, where did it all go right?  Was it Miggy pushing J.D., and continually trying to open his head and drink his goodness?  Is this the real Martinez?  I got questions, y’all!  He looks like he got insanely lucky with his BABIP, and had a HR/FB rate like nothing he’d ever done before in the majors.  If you had Martinez last year, you must’ve stepped in a giant pile of doo labeled J.D. will do like he never done did before.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  57/23/76/.315/6

25. Melky Cabrera – This year by Melky couldn’t have been better if it was scripted by him in HTML.  Preseason Rank #105, 2014 Projections:  63/9/71/.272/9, Final Numbers:  81/16/73/.301/6

26. Billy Hamilton – The best (not best) were the comments in the preseason calling me either a buffoon or daft in the head for projecting Hamilton for so few runs, after I assumed he was leading off.  You know where those people are now?  I don’t either, but let them be.  I get enough aggravation in the preseason.  Preseason Rank #23, 2014 Projections:  73/2/28/.250/67, Final Numbers:  72/6/48/.250/56

27. Marlon Byrd – You got a solid year from Byrd if you accidentally drafted him instead of, say, Domonic Brown.  Also, for those of us who can see parallel universes, Byrd did a great job on the World Championship Pirates club!  Great trading deadline move!  Preseason Rank #58, 2014 Projections:  59/18/73/.272/3, Final Numbers:  71/25/85/.264/3

28. Marcell Ozuna – Here’s what I said back in January of last year, “Here’s the part in our program where we get excited about a Marlins hitter.  *struggling to hit the caps lock button*  YAY.  DAH, I CAN’T JUSTIFY THIS LEVEL OF ENTHUSIASM.  UGH, HOLD ON A SECOND.  There that’s better.  Ozuna showed 20+ homer power in the minor leagues and he’ll have as much rope as he needs to hang himself.  My apologies to Michael Hutchenson fans.”  And that’s me quoting me!  The good news is we were able to find the caps lock button for OZUNA.  OZUNA rake baseball.  OZUNA not rake baseball in zen sand garden.  OZUNA not zen.  Preseason Rank #76, 2014 Projections:  53/17/60/.258/9, Final Numbers:  72/23/85/.269/3

29. Brett Gardner – Batting third on the Indians (in Yankee Stadium; don’t ask me how that works), Gardner would’ve been Michael Brantley.  When did Gardner become a 20/20 guy and not a 10/40 guy?  This year, apparently.  That’s actually a dangerous misnomer for his future perception, because he’s more of a 12-homer, 20-steal guy than what he showed in 2014.  I.e., he doesn’t have power and he’s surprisingly old (will be 32 next year).  Preseason Rank #49, 2014 Projections:  64/7/54/.279/22, Final Numbers:  87/17/58/.256/21

30. Denard Span – We should start a league where if you draft one guy, you have to draft his doppelganger.  With Span comes Revere, with Matt Adams comes Billy Butler and with Jayson Werth comes WWE wrestler, Edge.  Preseason Rank #66, 2014 Projections:  64/4/51/.276/20, Final Numbers:  94/5/37/.302/31

31. Christian Yelich – Yelich’s year started with him going to his senior prom and it ended with him doing his first keg stand at Mount Holyoke.  Hopefully his Criminal Justice major won’t hinder his steals in the future.  Preseason Rank #54, 2014 Projections:  76/11/51/.278/22, Final Numbers:  94/9/54/.284/21

32. Ryan Braun – Ah, remember the salad days when Braun was sticking needles in his ass?  (Not to be confused with the tossed salad days and his ass.)  He was a lock for 35-ish homers and 25-ish steals.  Now he’s a lock for “My thumb boo-boo makes me go boo-hoo and I need to sit out after three straight 1-for-4’s.”  Braun, you’re just lucky the Jewish Athlete Pamphlet is simply stapled together for easily removal.  Preseason Rank #24, 2014 Projections:  88/24/94/.280/15, Final Numbers:  68/19/81/.266/11

33. Torii Hunter – He’s really been able to hold his top 40 outfielder value for a ton of years.  Or as I like to say, “Hunter isn’t staying good, the other players are getting crappier.”  Preseason Rank #43, 2014 Projections:  77/17/90/.288/5, Final Numbers:  83/17/71/.286/4

34. Ben Revere – Not a bad year (assuming he accumulated all of these stats and it wasn’t Denard Span switching his tie like Michael J. Fox at the prom).  Preseason Rank #65, 2014 Projections:  72/0/28/.291/31, Final Numbers:  71/2/28/.306/49

35. Rajai Davis – The King of SAGNOF beat his preseason projections, overthrew the King of Lichtenstein and made Jarrod Dyson fetch him a piss bucket over 500 times.  All in one year!  Preseason Rank #64, 2014 Projections:  59/4/28/.266/39, Final Numbers:  64/8/51/.282/36

36. Kole Calhoun – Here’s a guy that came out of nowhere!  Well, not really.  I wrote a sleeper post about him in January and told you there was a chance for more with his projections.  We can pretend we discovered him together though, if you like.  Preseason Rank #52, 2014 Projections:  68/14/62/.289/10, Final Numbers:  90/17/58/.272/5

37. Brandon Moss – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen.

38. Jason Heyward – To fetch my preseason projections I go through my old rankings posts.  The top 40 outfielders in the preseason was a real doozy!  Trumbo, Granderson (!), Soriano (!!), Aoki (!!!!), Victorino (!?!), Desmond Jennings —  Did some of these guys retire?  Here’s a great one:  Allen Craig!  No wonder Heyward finished in the top 40, half of the outfielders from the preseason were as impressive as John Rocker on Survivor.  “If you weren’t a girl, I’d punch your teeth out!  On second thought, you don’t look like much of a girl.”  Smooth game play, Rocker.  Preseason Rank #25, 2014 Projections:  83/19/69/.273/10, Final Numbers:  74/11/58/.271/20

39. Danny Santana – Went over him in the top 20 shortstops.

40. Drew Stubbs – I want someone next year to look at least one of my teams and say, “Why did you draft only Rockies hitters and only Padres pitchers?”  Seriously.  Preseason Rank #86, 2014 Projections:  41/12/44/.241/15, Final Numbers:  67/15/43/.289/20

  1. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Sup Girl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Sup… You look like a young version of my friend, Chris Mulkey…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: He was on Twin Peaks…wasn’t somebody talking about that show the other day….Im growing my winter beard…im in the itchy as fuck phase.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, he was in Twin Peaks… Yeah, the cheek hair gets itchy… I don’t think I’ve ever gotten past the itchy phase…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Im almost through the itchy phase..it was worse about 2 days ago

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How long does the itchy phase take? 6 to 12 weeks depending on speed of facial hair growth?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Nah..for me it only lasts about a week…its worse if you sweat.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha… Prolly why the audience never sees Rocky itch when he grows the beard in cold Russia…

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Ha makes sense now doesnt it

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: I think this could be our new offseason selfie promo…everyone grow a beard till spring training starts and update there avatars every other week or so.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Crazy Beard Man

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Damn you and your ability to embed!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      End of fortune cookies… “embed.”

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Incredibeard with the wookiee’s uterus!! My hero! Makes me wanna grow mine back out. I agree winter beards for all are in order.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Hell yeah… Shizz is itchy though, not sure I can fall in line on the beard…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yeah its a long hard road of dedication. I went 5 months with no shaving anything, no stache, nothing. Tough to even eat when you whole mouth is covered. Not to mention the lack of sex recieved from the wife…but i miss my big beard everyday

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      To get trim, you need to trim…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: trimming is highly frowned upon by the true big bearded community

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s more of a San Fran thing… LA doesn’t have many beards

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: they say train, not trim

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: So no more shaving for you till the spring…just think of all of the wisdom you will gain with the extra facial hair.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Gonna be like a bearded Buddha

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: YES!!!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Wasn’t he in captain phillips with Tom Hanks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s done some movies with my wife (she’s a producer)…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: i hope good clean movies

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, dirty, nasty, can’t edit them enough for airplanes movies…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Ha HA …so tell me how you and cougs met again?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Outside of a doctor’s office… Not a free clinic…

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Ha Ha

      • CH Smoot says:
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        “Patti Rocks” was great @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, it was!

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: wow, yr friends with Hank? cool. ask him about the great scene where nadine kicks his ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, will do

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice stuff. Am back to the grind in Lebanon, enjoying shawarma more than falafel.

    1. Won one league with Braun, but it must have been that 3 HR game that put me over the top! Or the supporting cast of my team.

    2. With this plethora of mediocrity (21-40), I’m still gunning for pitchers in the middle rounds more so than outfielders. That said, guys like Yelich, Span, possibly Gordon should see a rise in their ADP in ’15.

    3. Overall I could see Werth improving in ADP too.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: That was like the shortest vacation ever…. 1. Nice! 2. Yelich, for sure… Not sure about Span and Gordon… I guess Span a tad since he wasn’t even barely drafted 3. Eh, prolly not… Maybe though, I guess

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    I’m enjoying these recaps. Can’t wait for 2015 pre-season projections compared to my thoughts. Span or Revere both could have more SB and other counting stats if one gets traded. I know they are basically sagnof players, but just saying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: Thanks! About a week away from 2015…. Yeah, they could, but they are SAGNOF…

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    unless you saw CIN being an absolutely awful offense, you did have to get at least a little lucky with Billy H’s runs, considering you completely nailed the average, and probably would have guessed right at the OBP had you done it. Either way good work though, since you could’ve been 20-30 runs better than many other prognos’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: I saw Hamilton getting platooned for a stretch, so I didn’t know why the runs would be low, but figured they’d be low…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ah, so the CIN awfulness made up for the lack of platooning; i now remember that that was a possibility. Having only owned him in one league that didn’t draft till July i completely forgot about that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Reds should’ve prolly platooned Bruce

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: yeah, had they done that i could’ve actually dropped him in 14 teamer when it would’ve proven useful (around julyish)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

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    Good call on Jayson Werth moonlighting as Edge for all these years. How does he grow back the full beard after every Monday Night Raw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Ha, yup!

  6. Zigs says:
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    Boy George… Do you really want to hurt me by not talking about Springer? Curious to see what January Grey has to say about him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zigs: Not much to say about him for 2014… Bad luck with the injury, hopefully he’s not injury-prone

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    I had a professor who used to interrupt me and say, “Carnac, when you’re in a hole – stop digging!”

    From this morning: http://imgur.com/vFSlz8c

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: It was the oblique, huh? Already on the bandwagon for corner infielder in 2015! That guy needs to be stopped

      • Carnac says:
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        400 words later: “Ok, maybe I should’ve been higher on Rizzo than 15th 1B for 2014, but I saw that he was playing in a bad lineup.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Rizzo was slowed by a busted wrist. Thankfully, his oblique was fine.”

          • Carnac says:
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            And, to be fair, if he thought Mauer was going to be good… he probably thought the rest of the Twins lineup would be great.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Twins lineup actually wasn’t terrible (not great, not terrible), and Mauer was still dog crap…

              • Carnac says:
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                Actually, yeah, you’re right. One of the better runs scored in the league. Without looking, I’ll assume Willingham bounced back nicely.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Didn’t hurt they played with ten guys in the lineup for the 2nd half of the year… Getting away with multiple Kennys

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          On Allen Craig: “Craig racked up 461 at-bats, just 18 shy of his projection, and finished eight homers. In 2012, he had 92 RBI and 89 strikeouts. In 2013, he had 97 RBI and 100 strikeouts. In 2014, he had 46 RBI and 113 strikeouts. I have no idea whether he’s going to come back from this or not.”

          Ahh… *rubs chin* so his projections are driven by the RBI:K statistic.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like the last line. He should use that line a lot.

            • Carnac says:
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              HA HA HA

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: maybe he hasn’t refreshed his stats page in like 3…maybe 4 years

      • Carnac says:
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        I saw an article the other day about how hard it is to change people’s minds when they believe something. Short version of the study: it’s very hard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t believe that

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: Domonic Brown is the poster child for that?

  8. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Revere… “Projections: 72/0/28/.291/31, Final Numbers: 71/2/28/.306/49”
    if thats not a mic drop stat line by you Grey, i don’t know what is *tips cap*.

    this serves as another good comparison for down offensive year: preseason rank #65, finished #34, thats basically double the value with the same stat line. good bats are hard to find.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally… Hard to move a guy like that up too high ever in the preseason because he’s just steals…

  9. J-FOH says:
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    I started reading then Over the Top came on TV, took a break when the kid started acting like a little bitch, remembered that Terry Funk was in this movie as a henchman. Oh those Funk brothers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, totally forgot about the Funk Bros. I miss wrestlers randomly appearing in crappy movies… Now they star in crappy ones…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: his follow up bit part in Roadhouse should be the blueprint of all wrestlers in the movies.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thunder Lips…guess what movie…pretty easy one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rocky III

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yup my favorite of the Rocky movies

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The best is Mr. T telling Adrian if she wants a real man to come get with him, and she seems noticeable interested…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Ha …I got a lot a mo..i got a lot a mo

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Back in my younger days after watching one of those movies i used to hope somebody would look at me wrong so i could go all balboa on their ass

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  10. de nachos says:
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    Agreed some of your projections for these guys are just spooky. Yelich, Hunter, Revere. You’ve really got your finger on the pulse of that elusive fourth OF ;)
    The fact that Revere was in the conversation for the NL batting title is yet another knock on how hitting is down. Morneau’s .319 was the lowest NL since Terry Pendleton .319 in ’91. They’ve lowered the mound, juiced the ball, shrank parks and can’t go back to the Canseco vitamin days. Maybe we’ll see aluminum bats by next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, these weren’t fourth outfielders, unless you’re in a 8 team league… Won’t be long before there’s a .299 hitter leading the league in hitting and 30 homers leading league in power…

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: Drew Stubbs could win the triple crown

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was in the running last year…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: I think they un-juiced the ball…which makes me wonder, have they done something to help pitching and hurt hitting to show the “vitamin takers” was just a rubbish? I mean the commish is an owner who’s interest is to protect the investment of other owners over the long term. Maybe it’s a ploy to get the fans to demand we bring the “vitamins” back? Maybe this is because I watched an Oliver Stone flick the other day?

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: if a sub .300 ever wins the batting title they’ll ban the shift

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yaz did in 1968

          • de nachos says:
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            @Grey: that’s dropping some knowledge, nice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bam!

              • de nachos says:
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                @Grey: wiki’d the year. Looks like a lot of important stuff happened. And I guarantee that all my feeble brain will remember (for probably forever) is that in 1968 TT Boy was born.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “TT Boy was born, and not coincidentally the mound was lowered.” Straight from Ken Burns baseball documentary narration

                  • de nachos says:
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                    @Grey: haha or a Bob Costas wax poetic

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, totally

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @de nachos: banning the shift would be almost as bad as how NBA banned zone defense for a while back mostly in 90’s.

          • de nachos says:
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            @Mordacious Levator: I don’t think it would actually happen, but then again I never thought instant replay would be so pervasive.

  11. Carnac says:
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    “11. Eric Hosmer – Royals
    Projection: .290/.356/.444, 18 HR, 82 R, 87 RBI, 9 SB in 601 AB
    2014 stats: .270/.318/.398, 9 HR, 54 R, 58 RBI, 4 SB in 503 AB

    Hosmer saved it all for October. He’s such a terribly frustrating player. I’ll probably just end up giving him the same sort of projection I did this year.”

    • de nachos says:
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      @Carnac: these are gold. I’m picturing him listening to Fall Out Boy and self cutting while writing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Sadly, I can’t even tell if you’re goofing or he’s really saying this. “My projections weren’t close to accurate, so I’ll guess and give him the same and hope I’m right one of these years.”

      • Carnac says:
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        “Hey Razzballers, Nick Capozzi here. Time for our newest game on the baseball podcast: Goon or Goof! Where Carnac reads a passage and Grey and I guess whether it’s the work of a Goon ‘pert or just Carnac goofing us. This segment will be very brief and not especially funny. You have been advised…”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I love this idea… Seriously…

          • Carnac says:
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            Ha, cool… and we have the benefit of a long offseason to kick around ideas that’ll only be funny to a very, very, very targeted demo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “People from 38-42 who are familiar with Rotoworld and Razzball, will love this!”

              • Mordacious Levator says:
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                @Grey: damn ageist bastards. not all of our eggs had to be fertilized during Nixon Part 2 to appreciate fine humor

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

    • de nachos says:
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      @Carnac: THANK you for pointing me to this black comedy. I’m dying. “Projected Mesoraco to slug .421 in 2012. He came in at .352. Projected him to slug .421 again in 2013. He came in at .362. What’s a guy to do?”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is he really writing this stuff?

        • Carnac says:
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          Baffling, isn’t it? An adult person is actually spending time writing those words.

      • Carnac says:
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        “19. Mike Moustakas – Royals
        Projection: .265/.325/.448, 21 HR, 67 R, 72 RBI, 4 SB in 533 AB
        2014 stats: .212/.271/.361, 15 HR, 45 R, 54 RBI, 1 SB in 457 AB

        This would have been a good year to ignore any big spring numbers from hitters. Actually, that’s pretty much every year. I did elevate Moustakas a bit after his huge March. . .”

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Carnac: He will not fool us with his October

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna say a goof, but I don’t know… Damn, these are hard!

          • Carnac says:
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            Goon!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Carnac: Hahaha…now, looking back on it…it prolly wasn’t the best idea to take that exlax before my flight to Australia…I guess it’s really never a good idea…look a butterfly!
              *chugs exlax, on way to the airport*

              • Carnac says:
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                I had a friend in college who was pretty lactose intolerant. Every weekend when we were out he’d order a milkshake or something. “Mike, you sure that’s a good idea?” “Don’t worry about it, Carnac, I’ve been feeling really good the last few days.” He’d then proceed to spend the 1st half of the week in the bathroom. But by the time the weekend rolled around…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dammit! That was my 2nd guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that shizz is straight flavor on the laid back tip…

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss223 says:
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      @Wake Up: Very nice, had never heard of him, but I like. Seems like most new music I get into I stumble upon here on Razzball. It’s more than just baseball and sarcasm!

  12. Wake Up says:
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    Quick question…may be slightly off-topic…but, are we all gonna die from Ebola? If not…who do you like better for a back-up catcher in a one catcher league for next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liam Neesons!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Help us Liam Neesons. You’re our only hope…if we can’t get Harrison Ford…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Imaginary, slo motion Liam Nessons!

  13. J-FOH says:
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    Just posted this on the football side as it relate to a football thing sky said that I don’t want to explain because it doesn’t have anything to do with Dan Marino.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @J-FOH: on the football side, “Everything’s Different”

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Wake Up: yeah, people respect my opinion and what not

      • de nachos says:
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        @Wake Up: my new jam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marino! I love him!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: not him the video from our past

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You and Marino have a video from the past?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I give up on Hip Hop cut of the day for flashback monday

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you didn’t click the link…did you?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I’m on my phone…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: It’s Smif n Wesson’s Wrekonize!

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @J-FOH: Even I’m down with it, and I’m probably the whitest guy you know.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      steve, it’s not your fault, you’re from New Zealand. I should of opened my mouth and made sure we ate some good mexican while you were here.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotta go to Oaxaca for that… Speaking of which, you ever been? Cougs wants to go, will you take her?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      More of a Bucktown man… That’s why you gave up on Hip Hop Mondays? Cause you put a lame song no one knew?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: im more of a cocoa brovas guy

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I love Bucktown, but they have other tracks too. Guess you’re not a fan of the others.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Honestly, don’t really know their other stuff much… Been a while since I’ve thought about them… Member Black Moon? Who got da props?!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: hey Jfoh by they way thanks alot for the other night, got my boys and the wife to sleep and you go and post those links for me. Got so damn funky up in my house that my 4 month old hopped out of his crib and started a soul train. Needless to say it was one long, funky night…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That looks terrific… Let’s go! Oaxaca, the region in Mexico… Cougs wants to go for a long weekend… Maybe stay at La Boca Grande…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: didn’t I post Black Moon the other day?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm…Did you? Not sure…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: then it’s a date…to the restaurant, not to Mexico. I’ll pass on going down there anytime soon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cougs is apparently adventurous with her ideal trips… I wanna go to like a beach somewhere, she wants the middle of Mexico…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: even my friends who go for family and what not are like “I wouldn’t go to anywhere outside of the real touristy spots right now” It’s getting worse every year. Kidnappings are through the roof lately and you two don’t look like the kind that they would hesitate on. You know, too pretty. Last time the babys mamas grandma went they had a shootout at the airport the day after she got there. Lots of people got shot. Not cool. Unless you are very fluent and savy with the ways of an area I’d stay at some fancy resort and thats it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Best comment ever! I’m gonna make sure Cougs reads this…

                    • Big Magoo

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                      @J-FOH: I agree with this 100%. My dad needed an armed escort the last time that he was down there for work, which was about a year ago, and he’s just a normal guy who was going about his business. The cartels are ruthless down there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yikes

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Thanks Magoo, I know people who drive there and take guns knowing they wont be bringing them back…you know just in case

                    • Big Magoo

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                      @J-FOH: Yup. It’s not a good idea to go there right now unless you absolutely have to.

                      Grey, pop a Corona for Cougs and pour some sand on her feet in the backyard. Or, ya know, go someplace where you wouldn’t feel the need to pack heat at least…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, gotcha

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: dont get much better than black moon my man! I swear i did a hip hop line of the day from em

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! Yeah, I remember being in my friend’s Isuzu Amigo, rocking out to them… My friend’s Amigo, ha!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: sorta stutterer!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Working on growing an Afro as we speak…ill update my avatar to show you

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you grow an Afro overnight, you’re my new hero

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Whos your old hero?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: wait that’s a dumb question…your responding from his underwear drawer as we speak

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh yeah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marino

  15. cubbies299 says:
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    Question: I’m in a dynasty league (4×4) where closers have a lot of value. I was offered Mark Melancon ($6) for my Oscar Taveras or Jorge Soler. Both keepable for similar lengths of time. Would you pull the trigger? If so, for whom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  16. Xelamiss says:
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    Which pair of OFs would you rather receive in a trade for Pedroia? Offensive categories are Avg, hr, Sb, RBI, and OBP. This is a keeper league and we keep 14.

    Kole Calhoun and Corey Dickerson

    Michael Taylor and JD Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: that’s a happy little deal for pedroia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely… Nice, Happy Little Clouds!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha I remember getting sucked in to watching him and his pet squirrel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I used to watch The Frugal Gourmet too… Bob Ross was the non-pedophile one…

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: yup I watched that too..and yan can cook

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: He always had the sayings about the wok on his apron

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Hmm… That might’ve been Wok With Yan…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yan Can Cook…Not Wok with Yan… Ha! Oops…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, yeah! Sorry, missed this Wok with Yan one… Yup… That was him…

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: I think you just named like three of his aprons…my father loved cooking shows..they were always on

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, no one in my house could cook so I watched them to see how the other half lived…

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: I think he had two shows..I googled it and yan can cook and wok with yan both came up: http://youtu.be/idGvS0pKiC4

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, nice… I thought Wok with Yan sounded familiar… I was at a Chinese appliance store earlier today and asked which way to the woks, and they told me and I said, “I’ll wok that way then.” And I laughed, they did not.

        • Xelamiss says:
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          Just to confirm — you like the Dickerson or Pedroia side?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Dickerson, not close

            • Xelamiss says:
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              Thanks Grey!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @Grey: I think we threw him off with our Bob Ross/Frugel gourmet/Yan can cook talk

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Prolly!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Xelamiss: you should be giving more just to get dickerson, not having to give more. good trade partner, have him call me.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m sorry, not getting more.

  17. SteveNZ says:
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    Meant to post this yesterday, but must have forgotten to hit the ‘Post Comment’ button. Just about all of our dining on the trip was, by necessity, family-friendly, but there were a few highlights (Baco Mercat, for any number of reasons was pretty hard to top…)

    Great dinner here, in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, and in the alley behind we were staying…

    http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/auberge-nicolas-flamel-paris

    Great Indian here:

    http://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d6856439-Reviews-MG_Road-Paris_Ile_de_France.html

    Ignore the one-star reviews. They were obviously expecting the traditional everything-for-the-table Indian meal. Was a bit pricey I guess, but was one of the best Indian meals I’ve ever had.

    And a real old-school dinner in London:

    http://www.rules.co.uk

    “Game dishes may contain lead shot”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lead shot! Ha, nice… The comment filter prolly grabbed these so I wouldn’t get too jealous… Love the pics on Auberge Nicholas Flamel… Some serious food porn there…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I think they get quite a few tourists on account of the whole oldest building in Paris’ thing, and the fact that Nicolas Flamel apparently features in Harry Potter. Maybe so, but it’s still the best tourist-trap meal I’ve ever eaten.

        • Grey

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          I’m not sure I had a bad meal in Paris in the two weeks I was there last time… I was there with a French girlfriend at the time and her and her family knew where to go, but still, their McDonalds is freakin good…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: We had a couple that were pretty ordinary, but I got my shizz together by the end of the week!

            BTW, I couldn’t give you a steer as to where we were staying before I went. Turns out we were about a 3 minute walk from the Pompidou Centre, with it being between us and Notre Dame, if that makes sense.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And you couldn’t get over to ice cream? Oh, SteveNZ… That’s a really nice area, well played… So Paris or London? Which did you prefer?

  18. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m trying to post links to a couple of restaurants we went to on the trip, but the comment isn’t showing up. Any idea why?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SteveNZ: you need the writers rights to embed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, but I found them…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ah – I see them now. Awaiting moderation. Much like my eating habits…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  19. nick the dick says:
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    G you watch American Horror Story at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched the first season, didn’t go back for more… Any good?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: i hadnt watched any of the first 3 seasons but just started watching the newest one Freak Show. I like what ive seen so far, could just be blinded by the freaks though. Thought maybe you would have more insight. I heard good things.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… Yeah, not really my thing… Don’t love scary shizz… First season was okay though, didn’t really feel the need to watch more…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: i hear ya. Something about girls lining up to get fingered by Lobster Boy that appealed to me I guess…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… And well it should!

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