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Please Follow This Link
2005-12-13 09:19
by Jon Weisman

... to here.

2005-12-13 10:45:58
1.   Sam DC
from today's Washpost chat with Les Carpenter:

And now for more Baseball and Les Carpenter: Les, is it true you were named after famed WKRP news reporter and two time Silver Sow Award winner Les Nessman?

Les Carpenter: No, unfortunately. I don't think I could have handled the turkey giveaway disaster with the dignity of Les Nessman.

It does remind me of the episode when he met Loni Anderson's boyfriend, a guy named Steel. Steel says "I always think a man's name says a lot about him, what was your's again?"

Les Nessman: "um Les"

2005-12-13 11:32:04
2.   dzzrtRatt

Thanks for pointing to Ken's post. I don't always read the other Toaster blogs, and I'm glad I didn't miss it.

The emotion about his family was rendered wonderfully. But I was also struck by his "Why I blog" comments. I comment a lot, but haven't taken the leap into blogging, in part because I would have to shed my anonymity. But I'm creeping ever closer to it, and Ken's piece certainly provides an emotionally compelling rationale that might trump all my doubts.

Anyway thank you. It's tremendous how much sustenance your readers can get from what's supposed to be just a baseball blog.

2005-12-13 13:16:46
3.   molokai
On a lighter note, from BP:
"On the sixteenth signal, the pitcher just had to laugh. 'Well that one really takes the cake, doesn't it? That really took brains. Come over here a minute,' he said to the infielders. 'All right,' he called back down to the catcher, 'go ahead, shoe them your new brainstorm.' To the four players up on the mound with him, the pitcher whispered, 'Catch this,' and pointed to the signal that the catcher, in his mortification, was continuing to flash from between his legs. "Hey," said the Lunatic third-baseman, "that ain't even a finger, is it?"
--from The Great American Novel by Philip Roth (1973)

For the whole column

2005-12-13 14:17:42
4.   Jesse
on an even lighter note has a link to an article in pittsburg about "Tracyball"
2005-12-13 14:18:19
5.   natepurcell
breaking news, bradley traded to A's for "top prospect"


2005-12-13 14:27:53
6.   Brian Y
I hope it's Daric Barton but I doubt it.
2005-12-13 14:31:57
7.   Xeifrank
If not Barton, then Ethier? Atleast one of the two! Come on Flanders!! :)
vr, Xei
2005-12-13 14:32:13
8.   Landonkk

Reporting Bradley and Antonio Perez for Andre Ethier. Top Prospect, but....

2005-12-13 14:44:37
9.   Telemachos
Gah! Bradley AND Perez?

Who can fill me in on Ethier?

2005-12-13 14:45:13
10.   Telemachos
Gah! Bradley AND Perez?

Who can fill me in on Ethier?

2005-12-13 15:08:07
11.   Rob M
From reading comments on Athletics Nation, Ethier sounds like a 23 year old AA outfielder that doesn't have great plate discipline or great power (sub .400 obp, sub .500 slg., .319 BA in the TX league). It looks like we got back Franklin Guitterez and gave up Perez to boot. I would have thought we could do better from Chicago or Pittsburg. Bummer.
2005-12-13 15:10:10
12.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.

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