October 13, 2018

At the Brewers Cafe...

... here we go again.

80 comments:

Michael K said...

I'm watching LSU with the coach that USC should have had the past 5 years.

rehajm said...

The undercard for the main event...

mockturtle said...

I was watching the WA Huskies at Oregon but I'll switch back and forth to the Brewers game. Go crew!

The Crack Emcee said...

I hope you have a good game, but, for those of you not into sports, try The Art Garage for your online attention-wasting needs.

heyboom said...

My Cornhuskers managed to lose again. But go Blue!

tim in vermont said...

Flight held up by woman with emotional support squirrel

tim in vermont said...

Is Leonard Cohen Krazier than Kanye?

https://lithub.com/here-is-that-leonard-cohen-poem-about-kanye-west/

Or is Cohen a "real artist"?

Darrell said...

Is Leonard Cohen Krazier than Kanye?

I'd say deader.

Darrell said...

I bet the woman with the emotional support squirrel wished she had an emotional support grizzly.

FIDO said...

So Meade asked for more baseball related content?

This is extra innings, I guess.

Snore.

Wait...since you aren't doing anything interesting, how about this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjYihTRTrhw

Steve Ferrara for Congress. The funniest political ad I ever saw.

Granted, I don't watch many political ads.

Michael K said...

FIDO, I think that is Sinema's seat. Probably pretty strong left so what the hell.

Darrell said...

Sin + Enema = Sinema

tim in vermont said...

Where have you gone Boog Powell, a nation turns it's hungry eyes to you....

Anyway, I wouldn't mind a bratwurst from his stand right now, but the O's were already making October vacation plans in May, I think.

heyboom said...

@tim in vermont:

Can't thank you guys enough for letting us have Manny Machado this year. I'm hoping we can keep him for a long time.

Ann Althouse said...

Arcia!

Ralph L said...

All the ads on Jeopardy are political now, which I think is a waste of their money. Most people who watch are likely to vote and likely to have made up their minds.

The worst part all my stations cover multiple federal and even more state districts. State legislature candidates didn't use to have enough money for many TV ads.

AllenS said...

Bottom of the 6th, and we need some insurance runs.

donald said...

The Tigers are faster and meaner. Yeesh.

mockturtle said...

SFSG!

AllenS said...

That's one more by Shaw!

AllenS said...

To the 7th we go.

Gahrie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Gahrie said...

I'm quite looking forward to sitting down with the family and watching the traditional Thanksgiving Day World Series game this year.

mockturtle said...

I told Counsell not to change pitchers but would he listen? Nooooooo!

rehajm said...

Marge was... special. From a long past era. Her 1990 boys went wire to wire. This Brew crew reminds me a lot of that team.

The days of a crackpot owner micromanaging a team and getting lucky are long past. Just ask Jerry Jones...

If you're winning it's because there's a powerful vector head on your team's roster.

tim in vermont said...

Every time I hear Counsell's name I thing of that great Marlins team.

mockturtle said...

FIDO links to Steve Ferrara for Congress. The funniest political ad I ever saw. Steve Ferrara for Congress

I like it!

AllenS said...

Oh, noes.

mccullough said...

Jesus. Walking Austin Barnes with the bases loaded. C’mon.

mccullough said...

Roberts was right to bench Grandal.

Terrible pitch to swing at with 2-1 count. Your first job in that situation is not to ground into a double and your second job is to hit the ball in the air to the outfield. He should have zoned out the bottom of the zone. If he strikes you out there on low strikes, tip your cap, sit down, give Taylor a chance.

Awful situational hitting.

rehajm said...

Little late to make a phone call...

Titus said...

Bostonians want a LA Boston World Series. We want fab and not delprables.

Tits

Titus said...

the Milwaukee gm is fab. NYC, Harvard, Jewish. An amazing trifecta. He won't be in Milwaukee long.

Tits

The Crack Emcee said...

mockturtle said...

"FIDO links to Steve Ferrara for Congress. The funniest political ad I ever saw. Steve Ferrara for Congress

I like it!"

I did, too, as a Navy guy, then I looked him up - as I wrote on the blog.

Big let-down.

Michael K said...

LSU kicked Georgia's ass.

Go, Coach O !

chillblaine said...

Ballgame. See you in L.A. on Monday!

Fabi said...

Geaux Tigers!

Rockeye said...

Dodgers Win!

Rockeye said...

dammit. My dad loved the Dodgers, until they decamped from the Bronx. Never watched them again.

chillblaine said...

The Dodgers played in Brooklyn, Rockeye

heyboom said...

JT with the redemption. Great game! Blue vs. Crew

Love it!

Rockeye said...

Geeze. Brain fart. Thanks for the heads-up chillblaine. Sadly my dad isn't here himself to chastise me.

mccullough said...

Another good game. Brewers did a good job getting the tying run into scoring position with Yelich up.

Moondawggie said...


Once again the "Big Dodger in the Sky" smiles down on creation.

Gotta love this match up!

Birkel said...

That red headed fellow had a good day.
What a beard!

Ralph L said...

I didn't know Clumbers were into bondage.

mockturtle said...

Well, crap. The Huskies lost in OT to Oregon. But GO 'STROS!

Michael K said...

Blogger mockturtle said...
Well, crap. The Huskies lost in OT to Oregon. But GO 'STROS!


That freshman kicker showed why timeouts just as he is about to kick are a good idea.

MikeR said...

Trump to legalize marijuana
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/12/dana-rohrabacher-trump-to-legalize-medical-marijuana-after-midterms/

mockturtle said...

That freshman kicker showed why timeouts just as he is about to kick are a good idea.

Yes. He kicked it fine the first time.

robother said...

Counsel drives me nuts with the pitching changes. Ironically, my major problem with that school of managing--over-managing-- has been Dave Roberts. The Rockies play the Dodgers a lot during the regular season, and I hate the delays: but I just can't believe that's a winning way to manage in the post-season. You gotta trust your starting rotation get into and out of jams.

All 3 games against the Rockies (which admittedly they swept) Counsel over-used his bull-pen, and now he's done it in the first 2 games against the Dodgers (and the Brewers are 1 and 1 going into LA.) I hate the Dodgers, like any true Rockies fan, but Counsel is out Roberts-ing Roberts, and the Brewers will pay the price.

Humperdink said...

PSU's Franklin's solidifies his position as college football's greatest recruiter and lousiest game coach. Two losses, both winnable.

Michael K said...

Michigan is spanking Wisconsin.

eddie willers said...

LSU kicked Georgia's ass.

That was just one of those games. Georgia has better talent but you get behind in an environment like that and the home blood pumping adrenaline and you are doomed.

But let's face it, NOBODY is going 12-0 except Alabama, so if my Dogs run the table, they get another chance in the SEC Championship.

PS. I have been watching college football since 1959 and have NEVER seen a team as good as this year's Alabama squad. They lose their #1 quarterback tonight and he is replaced with Jalen Hurts. Ayyiyiyiyi!

Narayanan said...

@Crack...
Interested in your take on this....
https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/backlash-against-dwayne-rock-johnson-has-chilling-echoes-nuremberg-laws-nazi-germany

The Crack Emcee said...

Narayanan Subramanian said...

"@Crack...
Interested in your take on this.... "

Wow. That speaks to why Black Panther was such a phenomena, and it makes me sad, because it shows how desperate blacks still are for heroes we can claim, because - unlike everyone else in America - we've got hardly anyone or anything. (And no one who cares about that desperation). John Henry, fictional or not, IS our beloved folk hero, representing the black man's natural superiority over whites, who always had to be assisted by technology to beat us. The Rock, being light-skinned, kinda screws that up.

Slavery and integration, once again, are fucking us up, leaving us with no past, and no future. Whites took our past, through slavery, and now, through integration, they can do whatever they want with what we created to sustain us. Again - it's cruel - and in an existential way. Like life itself conspires. Nobody has to hate us to hurt us - just be "free" without anyone or anything forcing you to have to be concerned for our feelings about what we treasure - ever.

Nothing against The Rock, but, if he really gave a damn, he'd back-off and let someone with more cultural heft take this one.

chillblaine said...

Hey Rockeye do you not love the Dodgers, can I convince you to come in for the big win.

This is a Dodgers Year.

stevew said...

Red Sox fall 7-2 to Houston in game one at Fenway. Price on the mound tonight in an early must win for Boston. Not looking good, Houston looks strong up and down the lineup. Sox best are scuffling.

-sw

gilbar said...

So, the question on Everyone's mind is:
WHY do the cyclones only do good against ranked (undefeated?) teams?

tim in vermont said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
iowan2 said...

gilbar;
The Clones are a Jeckle and Hyde team. The new coach, Campbell is doing great, coaching the hell out of X's and O's. As the coach matures and gains experience, I predict he will make great strides in coaching the men. This year seems like a head game, for the players. Campbell has them punching above their weight class. Playing with a nothing to loose attitude, then teams they should easily beat, their hubris kicks in and they overthink the game.
Fun to watch, when the kick a team like WV up and down the field, on both sides of the ball.

iowan2 said...

Nothing against The Rock, but, if he really gave a damn, he'd back-off and let someone with more cultural heft take this one.

I try to read and grasp the meaning of your angst, but then stuff like this shows up? So its not the color of the skin, although Obama and the Rock are both the same kind of Black, no?

"Cultural heft" Sounds like a lot of secret handshake shit is hidden in that term.

Gahrie said...

John Henry, fictional or not, IS our beloved folk hero, representing the black man's natural superiority over whites, who always had to be assisted by technology to beat us.

Nothing racist to read here, just move along...

Gahrie said...

Whites took our past, through slavery, and now, through integration, they can do whatever they want with what we created to sustain us.

So, integration is a tool of White supremacy now?

tim in vermont said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Andrew said...

@Crack,
"...because it shows how desperate blacks still are for heroes we can claim, because - unlike everyone else in America - we've got hardly anyone or anything."

I can't really understand this. I can easily name 100 black men and women off the top of my head who I consider heroic. Why can't you "claim" them? Whether people who were simply the greatest at what they did (Louis Armstrong) or who were exceptionally brave as they broke down barriers while climbing to the top (Jackie Robinson). If I consider them heroic as a white American, what keeps you from claiming them?

My guess is that now you will call me a racist for naming a musician and an athlete as examples.

tim in vermont said...

https://nypost.com/2018/10/12/republican-club-on-upper-east-side-vandalized/

Where are Republicans getting this whole “mob” thing from? They had a meeting and decided to make it up out of whole cloth I bet.

That picture with the vandalized doors was worth the repair cost as "bloody shirt" propaganda. How stupid are these people? I am thinking that they really believe it will intimidated people.

tim in vermont said...

"Jobs not mobs!"

I love it! I may put that one on on the tailgate!

The Crack Emcee said...

Gahrie said...
John Henry, fictional or not, IS our beloved folk hero, representing the black man's natural superiority over whites, who always had to be assisted by technology to beat us.

Nothing racist to read here, just move along...

Contending with you guys' ignorance gets tiring: You are aware there was a time when whites - not blacks - insisted blacks were inferior, no? So guess what blacks did? THEY PROVED IT WASN'T SO - ALONG THE SAME RACIAL LINES WHITES INVENTED.

Now, take that back to whatever shop white's racism was invented in, and see if you can have someone remove it from you, because it stinks up the joint.

The Crack Emcee said...

iowan2 said...

"Sounds like a lot of secret handshake shit is hidden in that term."

No, it's history and culture, two things whites comment on but have little to no interest in learning about or understanding - forcing the rest of us to listen to them talk ignorantly for centuries.

The Crack Emcee said...

Gahrie said...

Whites took our past, through slavery, and now, through integration, they can do whatever they want with what we created to sustain us.

"So, integration is a tool of White supremacy now?"

I want everyone to see this exchange, so they'll understand why I always mention Gahrie as a source of problems on the blog - he's a racist, running with his resentments, and trying to muddy the waters so - somehow - whitely comes out on top as a rational racist from the past.

What can stop white supremacy, Gahr? Can I stop you from being an asshole, or can only you decide to do that?

The Crack Emcee said...

Andrew said...

"I can't really understand this. I can easily name 100 black men and women off the top of my head who I consider heroic. Why can't you "claim" them?"

I do - but, past slavery, what do I claim? As you look at your family tree, what do I look at - a broken branch that can't extend past slavery in America. Michael K says I should be happy with "West Africa" - which is why Michael K is a moron. Blacks in America have been harmed, possibly for all time, by this.

The Crack Emcee said...

Andrew said...

"My guess is that now you will call me a racist for naming a musician and an athlete as examples."

Your guess was wrong, so please recalibrate your idea of who you're talking to: I ain't the one.

Paco Wové said...

"I can't really understand this."

I think I can, but it's pretty depressing. Crack is broken, and nothing will ever fix that. Nothing will ever make him (or the people he claims to speak for) less broken, and their complaints and demands will become ever more strident and unrealistic.

Narayanan said...

@Crack said
*As you look at your family tree, what do I look at - a broken branch that can't extend past slavery in America.*

Talking about branches ... What do you see as main difference between yourself and anyone else who can trace ancestry?
Why's that significant to you?

Should Roots have been titled Uprooted ?

mockturtle said...

What can stop white supremacy, Gahr? Can I stop you from being an asshole, or can only you decide to do that?

No one can stop Crack from being an asshole except Crack, himself. :-(

Andrew said...

@Crack,
Now I'm confused. First you were talking about heroism, now you're talking about your family tree.
My family tree has some good people, but for the most part is a dysfunctional mess. There's not one person in my family that I would call heroic. But that doesn't really matter to me. Why would I then need a hero that looks like me to validate my existence? It really is a strange mindset to me.
I agree with Pack Wove. There is something broken about this perspective.
Crack, most white Americans want you and the people you speak for to succeed. Otherwise, we don't think of you at all, because we don't think we owe you anything. And we don't feel any obligation to take the blame for self-sabotage. If you were to get the chip off your shoulder, you would find that this country is not your enemy. You yourself are your own enemy. And white people (well, some of them) can see right through the victim act.
Your ancestors came over as slaves, hundreds of years ago? That's a tragedy. (My ancestors were in Germany at the time.) So now what should you do? Get over it. You only have one life. Stop wallowing in bitterness, and be grateful for the opportunities you have in this country. There are millions of people around the world, including in Africa, who would gladly change places with you.

Gahrie said...

You are aware there was a time when whites - not blacks - insisted blacks were inferior, no?

The difference is, most White people no longer believe this, and we are told it was wrong for them to do so. You currently believe that Black people are better than White people, and see nothing wrong with doing so.

The only difference between you and the old school Democratic racists of the South is who you want on top.

chillblaine said...

Are you on twitter, Emcee? Interested in following but I'm not going to interact with you here. best.

Doug said...

Trump just used Leslie Stahl like a disposable hand towel on 60 Minutes.