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The Dodgers' starting catcher will have "J. Martin" on the back of his jersey this season, writes Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin is doing so to honor his mother, whose maiden name is Jeanson.
(This should come as interesting news to Dodger publications director Jorge Martin, I'd say.)
Gurnick's feature on Martin also brings us one of the Dodgers' initial "fresh start" pieces of 2009.
Martin believes this also is the time he puts his game back on track. Those who had seen his first two seasons in the Major Leagues, and even those watching him for the first time, sensed something wasn't quite right in 2008.
Although still an All-Star and postseason starter, Martin wasn't the same player or person as the National League's Gold Glove and Silver Slugger catcher the previous year.
Speculation ran the gamut from a hidden injury to a swollen ego. Whenever asked, Martin said nothing really had changed.
But not anymore.
"I understand completely why people thought that," Martin said this week. "A lot had changed in my life. I think it's just part of growing up and maturing. I'm finally just taking responsibility and taking control of everything.
"If you watched me play the game, you couldn't question my desire or intensity. But things like nutrition, my preparation, my rest -- I wasn't 100 percent in those elements." ...
I don't even like it when two guys with the same last name have an initial on their jerseys. We can tell you apart by the number, thank you very much.
I also really like the news he's doing yoga, in addition to the other things he mentioned. I think that's a great idea. I really look forward to his season.
Now that's a purist! :)
Russ could always but "Coltrane" on the back of his jersey.
On this (new) Office- and 30 Rock-free night I'm watching The Apartment for the 8th time instead of all the other things I could be doing or watching, and it's still better than any of them.
On this NEW-Office-and-30-Rock-free night...
with the emphasis on free, implying that you're not getting either 30 Rock or a new Office. So there you go.
And it worked!!! We're going out tomorrow. She's a perfect 10 too. I am in over my head; don't know her at all!
What do I do? haha
I've long felt the same way. :-) Heck, IIRC, Frank and Brooks Robinson even had to have their initials on their jerseys. I mean, come on. Who couldn't tell those guys apart. :-)
If you can pull off trying to ask out a random person working at a register than you really do not need to worry about the date. You already showed your confidence and you can just be yourself and see if you click.
>> Wolf clearly now is the club's top free-agent pitching target, with Looper considered a backup plan. <<
## Wolf, however, reportedly is among the backup choices for the Mets if they can't reach agreement with Oliver Perez. It's presumed that Wolf won't take Dodgers money as long as he remains in play for the richer Mets. The Dodgers -- in payroll-reduction mode -- want no part of a bidding war for a pitcher. ##
Challenging but fun. I got 19 out of 28, which is either something to be proud of or embarrassing.
Xei is exempted from taking the quiz.
What's that Vince Lombardi story? Don't act like its your first time in the end zone--even if it is.
By Ben Jones [January 30, 2009 at 1:28am CST]
Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com is reporting that the New York Yankees cannot sign any more Type A or Type B free agents this offseason.
Interesting stories in the NY Times on law firm salaries and "gasp" law firms thinking about changing their use of billable hours.
I only got 14, and I'm mad I didn't know the Facts of Life city.
Finally, an answer! Nice find.
Yep, hopefully this puts the "Manny to the Yanks" speculation to rest.
Slowly asserting himself. Hopefully he sticks around for next year, so it can be his team and we will see what he is really capable of.
I got 16 somehow, even though I have barely seen any of the shows on the list. That 70's Show annoyed me, because I knew it was in Wisconsin, but had no idea which city.
I got at least two from just typing in random cities.
I could have sworn "Charles in Charge" was set in California
Me too. I kept typing in suburbs of SoCal to no avail. :)
I also would have bet some coin that Mr. Belvedere was based in Steel Town.
Mozeliak: Manny won't be a Cardinal
I have concluded they must be talking about the Dodgers's exhibition opener against the Cubs on February 25.
Plus the clubbing. Don't forget the clubbing.
Personally, I'm totally excited about Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, M Ward, Conor Oberst, and Silversun Pickups.
Varitek is "seriously considering sitting out the 2009 season or retiring rather than accepting the offer."
And she was taking fertility drugs???
Hope they can play ball.
I can't imagine anyone else paying him more than the $5 million the Sox are offering. Not this year.
I will now!
But one has to be a BA member, ja?
I'm not even sure where to begin with questions... Lambo's comparable, and ETA? Will/has Hu fixed his batting issues? Troncoso as a starter? Should AJ Elis get a chance to backup Martin (someday)? Elbert starting vs relieving...
The scouting report says his LF defense is on par with Ethier.
ETA is late 2010.
My thought, which could be wrong (and many will say it is), is that this shows immaturity in the player.
My thought, which could be wrong (and many will say it is), is that this shows immaturity in the player
So adding an initial to his jersey to honor his mother is a sign of immaturity?
I think it is silly. Really silly. The biggest Momma's boy in baseball history was Lou Gerhig and all he needed was a number. The Dodgers should have said no to his request and taken a letter away from Marti just to make sure no one else ever makes such a silly request.
--Cris Collinsworth analyzes each team game film - obtained legally - with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Just keep the Rubik's Cube away from him so he doesn't get distracted for five minutes so he can make sure the 2029 asteroid does a Dunn like whiff of the planet.
66 ,67 Did Martin's mother pass away?
Sunday night after the Super Bowl.
Love this spinner shark you tube. Nothing like the thrill of a spin.
Manny/Kemp/Edmunds against RHP (883 OPS)
Manny/Kemp/Hairston against LHP (896 OPS)
Rotation of Peavy/Chad/Kershaw/Kuroda
Canuck has been to happy lately, he needs some angst.
Yes, the new interns bugged me at first but now they are getting their legs. I like the lazy guy.
I'm still on board the Scrubs train. I didn't really like Courtney Cox, but her character served a purpose I guess. Overall, this season has been pretty good.
I like the crossover that on of the "Girlfriends" from Flight of the Conchords is J.D.'s intern.
From what I've read, Manny's preparation is top-notch. He's 37 or 38 and has kept his body in shape, he apparently works out or follows some sort of regimen in the off-season, and studies hitting.
As far as his putting forth effort in another game, that's another story.
(No, it's not him, but it's a damned funny impression.)
From what I read he didn't take his winter workouts seriously until last winter after his disappointing 2007 season. I was more referring to his "efficient" way of getting ready for a game. When someone is successful it is called "efficient" when someone is not it is called "lazy".
"New York Ci - ty...?"
I recall "Vida" on the back of a jersey for years, and everything was cool.
I'm not upset, I just find it silly.
Once it was the best so it is hard to get back to that lofty status. I'll take not a waste of my time which is where it is for me.
I'm not upset by the tribute at all, but then, I'm not a purist. In fact, in my opinion, it's his uniform and he can do what he likes with it. I even like "He Hate Me" or "Ocho Cinco" as the NOB. NOBs are supposed to identify players and those certainly qualify.
Maybe so. I'm glad they seem to be trying to go back to what made the show so good in the first place. You can't go wrong with Kelso, Cox, and Janitor.
Guess Varitek wanted money this year, after all.
I will then put on a batting helmet and coach first base.
As long as you use a different form of your name in enough places, you essentially have changed your names in the eyes of the law.
The Jaguars running back isn't trying to defraud anyone.
Just wait until Spawn applies for a car loan.
So, its not really a two year deal.
Is it on your driver's license? Or your Social Security card? Or did you tell the IRS?
I had no idea Charles in Charge was set in New Brunswick NJ. Growing up in central Jersey, I should of known that.
1) Why doesn't Martin put "Jeanson Martin" on his jersey? Why just the "J."?
2) How does LU Dodger know this girl is even going to show up for the date? That's what you should be worrying about 24/7 until it occurs.
Brad Ausmus is so crappy.
I believe that Russell Martin should have music from the J. Geils Band playing when he comes up to bat.
Why are we dancing around this, people?
Nice. Try this one:
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