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   1. SM in DC Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:28 PM (#1604690)
Not that I expect Ortiz to ever leave Boston, but his agents (Fern Cuza and Diego Benz) must be the baseball equivalent of Master P.

His extension was signed in May 2004, and pays him the following...

2005: $5.25 million
2006: $6.50 million
2007: $7.75 million (CLUB OPTION)
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:31 PM (#1604694)
So, in three years, the Sox will pay Ortiz what the Yankees are paying Jeter for one year. Sounds about right, Jeter being the clutch god of the world and the best shortstop to ever bang Mystique AND Aura.
   3. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:59 PM (#1604753)
At the time that Papi signed the contract, he was a little over a year removed from a non-tender and a one-year, $1M contract as depth at 1B/DH. He'd only had about one year of hitting as his new level.

Most Sox fans at ST saw it as a solid contract, but not a particularly great one at the time.

So, we're idiots. We never compared Robby Cano to Rod Carew, though.
   4. SG Posted: September 08, 2005 at 04:05 PM (#1604768)
So, we’re idiots. We never compared Robby Cano to Rod Carew, though.

If your point is that Joe Torre and Terry Francona are idiots, then I wholeheartedly agree.
   5. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 04:09 PM (#1604774)
No, I was referring to ol' Lar.
   6. SM in DC Posted: September 08, 2005 at 04:21 PM (#1604793)
ol' Lar was repeating the praise of others...

So, in three years, the Sox will pay Ortiz what the Yankees are paying Jeter for one year.

They'll also pay him roughly half of what the Snakes will pay the older and not as good Troy Glaus, what's your point troll boy?
   7. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:10 PM (#1604880)
Troll boy? You can do better than that, can't you?

Anyhow, the Snakes will pay Glaus about half of what the Yankees will pay Jeter. And Glaus is younger.

And, the way I look at it, Glaus will end up being NYY's 1Bman when the Yankees decide to get young.
   8. The Original SJ Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:28 PM (#1604919)
speaking of Ol' Lar, he sent me a bizarre IM last night, swearing off primer until a certain change is made.

So we don't have Larry Mahnken to kick around anymore
   9. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:29 PM (#1604922)
It's a shame Larry let kevin get to him...
   10. Joel W Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1604932)
That off-season the Red Sox signed Nixon to a similar extension as Ortiz, and then Kim for 2 years at $10 Mil. I think we thought all 3 were a good deal, but it just worked out differently than we had thought.

Nixon's health and Kim's losing it have made their deal's not so good, though a healthy Nixon is still quite good and has had a WARP of 4.0 so far this season.

Which is to say, well nothing with respect to the Ortiz contract. But, if Ortiz went BK Kim on us you'd have said it was a great deal by his agents. Being risk averse is probably the right thing to do, even if there's a chance you'll end up becoming, well you know the nickname.
   11. RobertMachemer Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1604933)
Not that I expect Ortiz to ever leave Boston

Why wouldn't you? He's tremendous trade-bait (great contract and relatively young) and heading into his 30s in 2007.

Moreover, check out his comps list from bb-ref.com. About half the players on there took a serious dip in production at age 30. Are they a great comps list? No, because most of them compiled their numbers over more years in the bigs, while Ortiz has had a nicer, more consistent peak (so far), but they're still a nice illustration of how lots of hitters can decline suddenly. Mo Vaughn, Glenn Davis, Tony Clark... there are some interesting names on Ortiz's list.
   12. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:03 PM (#1605010)
Why wouldn’t you? He’s tremendous trade-bait (great contract and relatively young) and heading into his 30s in 2007.

I know management traded Nomar, but I can't imagine trading Ortiz. The only way he leaves is through free agency.
   13. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:23 PM (#1605060)
speaking of Ol’ Lar, he sent me a bizarre IM last night, swearing off primer until a certain change is made.

So we don’t have Larry Mahnken to kick around anymore


Lar sent me the same thing. I tried to talk him down from the tree, but I think that change won't be made and we may have seen another one of the great Primates shuffle off.
   14. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:24 PM (#1605064)
And I don't expect ORtiz to leave because, while the current regime places a premium on performance over sentimentality, etc... the people of New England might rise up and slay them all if Ortiz were traded.
   15. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:29 PM (#1605076)
And I don’t expect ORtiz to leave because, while the current regime places a premium on performance over sentimentality, etc… the people of New England might rise up and slay them all if Ortiz were traded.

For once, I have to agree with McNally.
   16. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:35 PM (#1605098)
For once, I have to agree with McNally.
*heart stops*

*head on keyboard*

*white light, music*

"Paddles! Clear!"

ZAP!

Red Sox are teh suck! Justin Peoria is a fraud! Whew, better now.
   17. Halofan Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:01 PM (#1605191)
One more vote for Levski being a troll.

Go Angels.
   18. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:11 PM (#1605235)
Thank, halofan. I'm sorry I didn't prepare a speech for this.
   19. covelli chris p Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:50 PM (#1605386)
levski may be an embrunter, but he's an equal opportunity embrunter.
   20. Halofan Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:56 PM (#1605413)
Equal-opportunity is just a nice way of saying passive-aggressive troll lying in wait with no known weakness (aka coherent track record toward a partiucular line of reasoning) on which he, too, can be judged.
   21. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:56 PM (#1605415)
lol. you remembered that one, chris...

i'm not sure i've ever done anything to halofan tho...

or ever said anything bad about the angels. maybe i should start...
   22. nickm Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:57 PM (#1605423)
Lay off my friend levski!

While I am at it, Lay off my friend kevin! (that one is always appropriate)
   23. covelli chris p Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:58 PM (#1605427)
or ever said anything bad about the angels. maybe i should start…

haven't you been trashing steve finley all year?
   24. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:59 PM (#1605437)
levski's cool.

Larry's cool.

kevin's cool.

Halofan is probably cool.

You know, all this anger here, it just makes me WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.
   25. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:00 PM (#1605446)
nick, did you mean:

"Lay off my friend levski!"

Or

"Lay off my friend, [comma] levski!"

LOL

Halofan, you're all right...
   26. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:07 PM (#1605488)
actually, chris, steve finley is one of my favorite players. i have never said anything bad about him. i am sad that age has finally caught up with him...
   27. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:17 PM (#1605520)
I just saw halofan's post (20). Uh, whatever. Everyone knows my weakness: I'm a Dbacks fan. The front office sucks, the team sucks, and being a fan sucks. I'm very willing to admit the idiocies of that franchise, however, unlike many a fan of other franchises who hunker in denial.
   28. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:02 PM (#1605660)
Lar sent me the same thing. I tried to talk him down from the tree, but I think that change won’t be made and we may have seen another one of the great Primates shuffle off.

Now, I don't know what this "change" is that needs to be made, so take this with a grain of salt, but a place that came together and gave a guy we don't even know donations when he was in need can't be too bad a place. And if he leaves after that kind of kindness was shown to him by total strangers, good riddance (and I like his writing).
DB
   29. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:20 PM (#1605700)
DB -

I strongly disagree with that sentiment.

You seem to be operating on the assumption that Larry now owes his presence to those who showed him compassion in a very rough time. I think that sort of obligation defeats the entire point of the compassion. If he has other problems, he has other problems, and he needs to sort them out his way. I think bringing up the help that the BTF community gave Larry is in poor taste.
   30. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:21 PM (#1605704)
And it reads to me like the "change" is the banning of kevin.

Which, I should note, is a complete and total bullshit.
   31. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:25 PM (#1605716)
I too am absolutely opposed to banning kevin.
   32. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:27 PM (#1605721)
I think kevin is a piece of ####, but I don't think he's done anything worthy of being banned
   33. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:31 PM (#1605728)
kevin makes ME look good. :)
   34. Шĥy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:37 PM (#1605744)
ol’ Lar was repeating the praise of others…

No, he also said that his conservative prediction for Cano was Jeff Kent. JIF also said that he expected Cano to be an all-star with HOF potential.
   35. Mattbert Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:41 PM (#1605755)
And it reads to me like the “change” is the banning of kevin.

The simpler, and far more effective, change would for Larry to stop taking the bait.

Either that or a duel at Yankee Stadium. Dawn. Pistols for two. Coffee for one.
   36. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:41 PM (#1605757)
You seem to be operating on the assumption that Larry now owes his presence to those who showed him compassion in a very rough time. I think that sort of obligation defeats the entire point of the compassion. If he has other problems, he has other problems, and he needs to sort them out his way. I think bringing up the help that the BTF community gave Larry is in poor taste.

You are entitled to your opinion. It is not just a rejection of one person (again, if that's what we're talking about), it's a rejection of all the people here who helped. I don't think he has an obligation to be here, but for someone to, apparently, give up on a place like this because of one guy (which is what I presume) seems to be poor judgment. Snubbing all of the people that have helped you is in poor taste, Mikael. This is someone I don't care to associate with. If that's not the case (meaning there are other issues not related to one person), then the argument is not applicable and no harm no foul.
And, fwiw, I would show "compassion" again, no matter who it is.
DB
   37. Josh Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:42 PM (#1605758)
People get banned here?

I always thought this was a place where people just talked about baseball (then there is the lounge, that I stay out of). How can any of it get serious enough for a banning? Can't people just ignore annoying arguments?

Wow. I never thought of primer like this until now.

Huh.
   38. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:44 PM (#1605765)
The long and the short of it is that Larry and kevin are the oil and water Primer, particularly on the steroid issue.

The latest flare up was the result of folks taking some preemptive shots at kevin in the Michael Morse thread and Larry stepping up to not only back up those assertions but to take more shots at kevin.

kevin provided his analysis of the science, which some people took umbrage with, Larry included.

Larry and kevin both got heated, things were said and Larry decided it was in his best interest to limit his exposure to kevin.

Now, there are a couple of things to consider.

In my observation, the shots taken at kevin were not necessarily called for, but have sprung up around the steroid issue because he has almost made his arguments a characiature of themselves. In most cases, the message might make sense the messenger is such an irritant that no one cares.

Larry needs to cool out, particularly in regard to kevin. Getting angry to the point of potentially being violent due to an internet message board is silly. Perhaps no one here has had his buttons pushed by kevin more than Larry, but that's no excuse.

Also, we need to remember that this is a site that trade's in opinion. Opinions can be wrong - some can be more wrong than others - but they can be wrong. When we start clinging to them as gospel, we get ourselves into trouble.

Now, Burelson rules!
   39. Mattbert Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:45 PM (#1605771)
You should've been around on Old Primer, Josh. We had hangings, public flogging...it was terrible.
   40. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:46 PM (#1605772)
I think the only people to have ever been banned are of the Yun Taragoashi vareity
   41. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:46 PM (#1605773)
On a personal note, I would prefer k take a break than l.

Anyway, back to the game. Why is Manny sitting?
DB
   42. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:47 PM (#1605777)
RB's right. There have been bannings. Not just of individuals, but of entire ISPs!
   43. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:48 PM (#1605779)
University of Idaho? LOL. Damn Russians.
   44. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:50 PM (#1605786)
I gotta say, Graffanino has exceeded even my wildest expectations.
   45. Mattbert Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:52 PM (#1605789)
I took a picture of Burelson's gold glove award in the Red Sox HoF last week, but it came out really poorly. I was all fired up to have this piece of ammunition to whip out in Sox/Yankee chatters, but alas.
   46. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:55 PM (#1605799)
That's funny Mattbert. Derek has his at home, he's holding space for this year's award right next to it.
   47. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:58 PM (#1605811)
   48. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 09:59 PM (#1605816)
I can--to my considerable regret--not find a picture of Derek with his Gold Glove.

Would you believe he's the first Yankee SS to win one? Alvaro Espinoza was robbed!
   49. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:00 PM (#1605821)
I heard Jeter got a wooden replica of [url=http://www.celebritygift.com/ssm-jetephs008009.html]this[url] to hang the glove on it. :)
   50. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:01 PM (#1605825)
I suck at even doing what I do best, mocking Jeter :(
   51. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:01 PM (#1605827)
Josh - I don't think there have been any content-related bannings. There were scads of ISP bannings for ridiculous overposting back on Old Primer, and I wonder a bit if there has been some username banning on New Primer for similar activities.

But nothing like "So-and-so said mean stuff in the steriods thread, so he's banned." I pray that never happens. Well, except banning Werr. I think we can all agree he needs to go.

DB - Well, I still don't really see where we get from bringing up Larry's difficult time, but I'm willing to let the subject drop. I guess I figure lots of people leave primer at different times for different reasons, and I don't begrudge that generally.
   52. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:04 PM (#1605835)
I feel your pain, kevin. Earlier I called Jeter "the best SS ever to bang Mystique and Aura", and SM took exception to that and called me a troll boy. It hurt.
   53. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:04 PM (#1605836)
I'm not familiar with this person Larry has a problem with, so I won't comment on that.

Levski, Halofan called me "vermin" a while back. Can you imagine that? Me---vermin? He has issues.
For his sake, I hope that the Angels win tonight, and then continue to win, and make the playoffs.
   54. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:05 PM (#1605839)
Shut up levski. I'll punch you in the face.
   55. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:07 PM (#1605843)
Mik??l! levski is going to buy me beer when I'm back in the city! You take that back or I'll punch you in the face
   56. Sean McNally Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:07 PM (#1605844)
He threatened to punch me in the face if he ever met me in person. It was a totally off-the-wall response.

In Larry's defense, I would probably punch you too, kevin. But I'd get you good and drunk first, then you'd say something silly like "The Cardinals will sink below .500 by downgrading from Renteria to Eckstein" and I'd have to do it.

I feel your pain, kevin. Earlier I called Jeter “the best SS ever to bang Mystique and Aura”, and SM took exception to that and called me a troll boy. It hurt.

I'm sorry. Troll girl.
   57. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:08 PM (#1605846)
You should come down to NYC when RB and I get together to drink a few beers at Puck Fair and watch a show in the alleyway. I promise to buy you a few beers before you punch me in the face. I won't try to retaliate.
   58. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:09 PM (#1605851)
That won't work, McNally. I'm comfortable with my metrosexuality.
   59. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:13 PM (#1605865)
In hindsight, I think that show in the alleyway thing might've supposed to have been a secret. Like that show in the roof the one time...ah, well, nevermind
   60. Josh Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:15 PM (#1605872)
You should’ve been around on Old Primer, Josh. We had hangings, public flogging...it was terrible.

Ha! I was there (I remember the bpro/primer name debate), but I mostly lurked in Tango's old forum. When Tango announced he wasn't going to follow the new ship in the same captaincy, I was marooned. I've carried that image far enough.

I always thought that battlefob is the closest poster towards requiring a banning, but people like him for whatever reason. I hadn't paid attention to the U of Idaho thing, I suppose - first I've heard of it.

Anyway, the Sox have one day off this month. I imagine a little more Jimmy Williams'ing from here on out, at least until two losses in a row.
   61. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:15 PM (#1605873)
That's OK, RB. Your secret is safe with me. And Mikael.
   62. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:17 PM (#1605879)
Thanks levski. And Mikael. And everyone reading this thread. I think I'll just shoot myself now.
   63. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:17 PM (#1605881)
How the hell is Clement 13-3 with the Sox? It's like all of the bad karma from his time with Cubs has been lifted.
   64. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:19 PM (#1605890)
Oh, come on, RB, you're exaggerating. You'll feel better the moment Mikael punches me in the face.

Clement has been the Sox best starter, no? Having AL's best offense to back you up doesn't hurt.
   65. covelli chris p Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:24 PM (#1605900)
dinardo has been the sox best starter.
   66. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:24 PM (#1605901)
Oh, come on, RB, you’re exaggerating. You’ll feel better the moment Mikael punches me in the face.

Well, I'd feel a lot better if it was kevin. What do you do anyway, levski. Actually, that doesn't matter, whatever it is you do, would you be interesting in employing me starting next June?
   67. villageidiom Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:25 PM (#1605903)
Having read this thread from start to here... I really can't wait until the game starts, or y'all move out of Melrose Place, whatever comes first.

I like Larry; I care for his welfare; and I'm OK with his opinion of kevin (though I don't agree). But this many posts about it is really annoying. This whole discussion of who said what and who meant what couldn't be more irritating except if it was revealed about either Larry or kevin that HIS FATHER IS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!

Baseball, please.
   68. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:32 PM (#1605926)
Unfortunately, RB, I can't offer you a job. Right now I am writing (or trying to write) my PhD thesis (and failing, due to primer, mostly) and will be out of here by Jan. 1st, Derek Jeter willing. So I too am actually asking around for a job or two. I wonder how much Mikael would pay me to be his part time punching bag...
   69. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:37 PM (#1605935)
What is the title, levski?

Game 7 of the 2001 World Series:
A Dissertation on HOW MUCH THAT ####### ROCKED!!
   70. Josh Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:37 PM (#1605938)
It was mentioned in the last chatter, but the Sox pen is very well rested.

Bradford last used on 9/2
Jeremi last used on 9/2
Harville last used on 9/5
Myers hasn't been used in September
Lil Papi last used on 9/1
Perisho last used 9/2
Timlin used twice in last six games

That doesn't include the ml'ers who haven't been used since their promotion, which was only two days ago.
   71. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:40 PM (#1605945)
I stand by my comments regarding kevin in #32, but he can a funny man.

I'm going drinking, later al
   72. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:46 PM (#1605962)
What is the title, levski?

Haven't decided yet, kevin, but it'll be something along the lines of "a novel metabolic shunt in pathogenic bacteria". Your typical microbiology phd

I like RB's title (75) a lot tho
   73. The Original SJ Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:48 PM (#1605965)
Larry always overreacts to anything I post. He threatened to punch me in the face if he ever met me in person. It was a totally off-the-wall response.

And you have threatened violence too.

I fully support kevin's right to be here, although I don't particulary agree with everything (anything?) he says.

If Larry is going to boycott this site, I think that is a shame. I will miss his insight.
   74. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:49 PM (#1605966)
nice try, kevin. so you can report me to my boss? :)
   75. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:50 PM (#1605969)
Having read this thread from start to here… I really can’t wait until the game starts, or y’all move out of Melrose Place, whatever comes first
...
Baseball please.


Spoken truly from a man who won't be missing the middle of the ballgame to watch The OC season premiere.

Myself on the other hand...

And, kevin, I don't think Hansen's thrown in a game since being shut down, though I haven't fact-checked my recollection.
   76. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:51 PM (#1605974)
pathogenic mycobacteria.
   77. Halofan Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:52 PM (#1605975)
Levski is cooler than Steve Finley.
   78. Josh Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:54 PM (#1605979)
And, kevin, I don’t think Hansen’s thrown in a game since being shut down, though I haven’t fact-checked my recollection.

I think that is right, and, iirc, he was left off Portland's playoff roster.
   79. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:55 PM (#1605983)
I've spent some time this summer thinking of ideas I could try to build into theses, and then of ridiculous academic names for them. I'm pleased with "The Name of the Father is the Son: A Discourse-Practical Analysis of Proto-Apophasis in the Gospel of Truth"

But I don't think I'm as interested in that anymore.

And I don't think anyone was interested from the get-go. Ah, well.
   80. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:57 PM (#1605990)
the most important one, kevin, mycobacterium tuberculosis. my stuff is applicable to m. bovis too, if you care, but unless you are a rancher, i doubt you do.

thanks, halofan, but fins is still a cool dude.
   81. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:02 PM (#1606000)
Well, apophasis is the fancy name for "negative theology", in which no affirmative statements are made of God - He is neither in the world nor outside it, beyond name, beyond good, that kind of think.

The Gospel of Truth is an arguably 2nd century text (though only preserved in a 4th/5th century Egyptian manuscript) which includes some interesting theologizing that touches on apophatic.

I think it would be interesting to look at the social world of early negative theology - how did it fit into ancient power struggles? Because there's some cool work on medieval mysticism which argues, on one side, that divorcing God from the practical world is only possible in a very priviledged society where such cares arent' pressing, but others argue that marginalized groups often found power in mystical experience and the overturning of traditional dualistic categories.

Or something like that.
   82. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:03 PM (#1606002)
With fewer applications to bio-defense, I fear.
   83. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:04 PM (#1606003)
Has the game started yet?
   84. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:06 PM (#1606006)
m.tb. hasn't been classified as a biological weapon yet :) it'd be a bit pointless to try to cause havoc by unleashing a bacterium that'll kill you in 50 years, no?

seriously though, i haven't looked closely into biodefense work, but if something interesting comes up, i'll seriously consider it. and of course, i'll never say no to someone's offer to help me out in getting a job, unless that's your way of figuring out how you can get to me so you can punch me in the face.

if you do have some names in mind, please do share. either here or by email. i think the email i've given to primer works just fine. much appreciated.
   85. The Original SJ Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:08 PM (#1606011)
Having read many of these sox threads, I have taken one conclusion away with me.

Both Sides of the aisle has some whiny #######
   86. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:08 PM (#1606015)
CHONE!!
   87. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:08 PM (#1606018)
With fewer applications to bio-defense, I fear.

Plenty of wars have been started over what God supposedly said or didn't say.
   88. The Original SJ Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:10 PM (#1606021)
Would you be interested in working on anthrax?

I don't think they are touring anymore
   89. Curse of the Graffanino (dfan) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:12 PM (#1606027)
I hate the way Clement always takes 20 pitches to work out of trouble in the first inning.
   90. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:12 PM (#1606028)
Anthrax? The heavy metal band?

It would depend on the type of job, location, etc, etc, but I haven't seriously thought about moving into the anthrax field.
   91. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:14 PM (#1606035)
Is there anyone on Earth who thinks the Angels can win this game?
   92. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:15 PM (#1606040)
Earth? No. Check with deb for the folks on Venus tho
   93. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:19 PM (#1606050)
Didn't Byrd shut down the Sox something nasty earlier in the year?
   94. Curse of the Graffanino (dfan) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1606051)
No Manny again, huh?
   95. Joel W Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:23 PM (#1606060)
at least tampa is up 2-0 already, though i fear giambi will pull an ortiz again.
   96. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:24 PM (#1606065)
On some level, it bugs me that even though Petagine, by any measure, swung a hot bat, that gets trumped by Millar and Olderdude getting hot, too.

He really deserves better.

I can't get too worked up when Blonderdude/Olderdude combine for a homer every two days.
   97. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:27 PM (#1606071)
It seems the DIPS fairy turned the Yankee rotation back into pumpkins last night.
   98. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:29 PM (#1606075)
Oh, I know about the money, kevin. And I'd certainly look into it. My training would definitely help, and I know that many labs/places are looking for folks with biosafety level 3 training like me. And, as I said, if you have suggestions, I'll certainly appreciate them. Beggers can't be choosers, right? :)
   99. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:33 PM (#1606086)
USAMRIID?! That's hard core. Not sure I'd even get the clearance to work there; I'm not a US citizen.
   100. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:37 PM (#1606093)
thanks, kevin. my beggars/choosers comment was in jest. :)
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