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To: Brian Sullivan who wrote (17616)3/26/2012 6:53:25 PM
From: Travis_Bickle
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He's alive and well, just not posting on SI for some reason.

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From: Cautious_Optimist3/28/2012 6:11:20 PM
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2012 Major League Baseball opened this wee early AM in Tokyo, with Oakland falling to Seattle 3-1 in extra innings.

For the A's, pretty much the same story as 2011. Nice pitching through nine, no offensive execution with RISP. For example, no outs, runner that would have been winning run, at second... our first baseman (who had previously struck out twice) pops up a sacrifice bunt.

Could be a long year if Oakland doesn't progress in the power spots, especially with the super-Angels and Rangers in the four team division.

No crying in baseball... tomorrow is Game 2.

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From: JimisJim4/5/2012 5:05:14 PM
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Just in time for opening day: beer troubleshooting guide:

Feet cold and wet
Glass being held at incorrect angle
Rotate glass so that open end points toward ceiling
Feet warm and wet
Improper Bladder ControlStand next to nearest dog, complain about lack of house training
Beer unusually pale and tasteless
a. Glass empty.

b. You're holding a Bud Lite
Get someone to buy you another beer
Opposite wall covered with fluorescent lightsYou have fallen over backward.Have yourself lashed to bar
Mouth contains cigarette butts, back of head covered with ashesYou have fallen forwardSee above
Beer tasteless, front of your shirt is wet
a. Mouth not open

b. Glass applied to wrong part of face
Retire to restroom, practice in mirror
Floor BlurredYou are looking through bottom of empty glassGet someone to buy you another beer
Floor movingYou are being carried outFind out if you are being taken to another bar
Room seems unusually darkBar has closedConfirm home address with bartender. If staff is gone, grab a six-pack to go and hit the nearest fire escape door. Run
Taxi suddenly takes on colorful aspect and texturesBeer consumption has exceeded personal limitationsCover mouth, open window, stick head outside
Everyone looks up to you and smilesYou are dancing on the tableFall on someone cushy-looking
Beer is crystal-clearIt's water! Somebody is trying to sober you upPunch him
People are standing around urinals, talking or putting on makeupYou're in the ladies' roomDo not use urinal! Excuse yourself, exit and try the next door down the hall. Try to get phone numbers
Face hurts, stinging a little...You just had the shit slapped out of you for saying something really stupid!Apologize to everyone you see, just in case it was them
Don't recognize anyone, don't recognize the room you're inYou've wandered into the wrong partySee if they have free beer
Your bedroom is painted gray, has a concrete floor and an interesting steel door. Toilet may be conveniently located next to your bunk
a. You're in jail

b. You're in the navy
Sleep it off, you can always get out tomorrow. Don't talk to your new roommate, and under no circumstances sleep on your stomach
You are dancing to a Village People song, and your partner is wearing leather chapsYou're in a gay barKeeping your back to the wall, edge toward nearest exit. Do not accept offers for back rubs
Your singing sounds distortedThe beer is too weakHave more beer until your voice improves
Don't remember the words to the songBeer is just rightPlay air guitar

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To: JimisJim who wrote (17619)4/5/2012 8:15:16 PM
From: chowder
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Only problem I have with that guide is that I was holding a Bud Light while reading it. (Sigh!)

Can you provide a link. I want to send it to my Navy Son.

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To: chowder who wrote (17620)4/5/2012 8:38:11 PM
From: JimisJim
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Bud Light?! What were you doing, gargling and thought you grabbed a bottle of mouthwash? Percy brought you one of your dog's beers? (I'd have a stern talk with Percy)... <ggg>

Seriously, the same guy who "owns" The Field for a week every year must know the difference between beer and Bud Light... (OK, you know I had to bust your chops over that one, but I'll stop now -- even I drink water from time to time)...


This one's pretty funny, too:


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From: JakeStraw4/6/2012 8:19:46 AM
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2012 MLB predictions, forecasts and wild guesses

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From: JakeStraw4/6/2012 8:22:33 AM
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AccuScore provides baseball predictions and projections by calculating the probability teams have of winning each game, their division and making the playoffs. Using projected starting lineups, baseball predictions are created by simulating each game of the season one play at a time, 10,000 times.

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To: chowder who wrote (17620)4/6/2012 10:41:02 AM
From: longnshort
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you drink bud lite ? man no wonder you are a gamecock's fan. it's not even beer.

Some one asked Adolphus Busch if he drank his beer, his response "I wouldn't dink that slop"

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To: longnshort who wrote (17624)4/6/2012 2:20:00 PM
From: chowder
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I actually drink several beers, it depends on the occasion. If I'm going to drink more than a few, I drink Bud Light because it's inexpensive.

I also drink Peroni (Italian), Sapporro (Japanese), both of which are in the fridge at this time. I drink Harp (Irish), Stella (Belgium) and Amstel (Netherlands).

I also found out that Guinness and Heineken taste much better in their home countries than they do here.

Stella is my soccer beer. When I was in Ireland and attended the Gaelic Football Championships, I drank Carlsberg.

In Japan I drank Kirin. It's much better and a different style of beer than you can get here in the States. I went to make a beer run while in Japan and I couldn't read the cans. Everything was in Japanese. I didn't know which brand to purchase, so I purchased one of everything (about 20 brands) and I went back to the hotel for a beer judging contest. I took notes and gave each beer a ranking as I drank them.

I stopped at a nice outdoor cafe in the botantical gardens, located in the center of Tokyo. They didn't have anyone there who spoke English. I didn't know how to order anything in Japanese, so for lunch, I ordered the only thing I understood and told the young lady ... Sapporro. That was my lunch. Ha!

Yeah, I know, I'm pretty pitiful.

At least I'm not a Clemson fan. I'm doing one thing right anyway.

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From: Mark Mandel4/6/2012 7:13:57 PM
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Let's get this party started... it's Snakes baseball time in Arizona!

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