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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Denny McLain: Thank God Opening Day Has Arrived!

Not even the eggheads at Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park can figure out what Denny McLain is talking about on Facebook.

One great benefit that we have is that we are a “lock” to win our division; there are no significant teams in our division. KC, Minnesota, Chicago and Cleveland.

Is there one of those teams that could be 500 this year, of course not…..so all we do to do is coast, get ready for playoffs now, we actually could be getting ready already for the playoffs. I’m not kidding, that is how brutal our division is at this moment.

Don Kelly

Our announcers were talking about the great change in Don Kelly, he will probably never be a starter in the major leagues, he’s going to have to work like hell to get the number of years required to be a member of the pension that’s just because Don Kelly is now hitting with a shorter version of his long swing huh?

Don Kelly has never received this much airtime in his entire career, guys pick it up on the broadcasts, do some Jimmy Northrup, tell the stories, get excited, and explain the situations, Don Kelly is a great guy, but his career so far is a hair more exciting than warm milk.

Does that mean that Don Kelly is going to hit .350 or .340 or .330…NOT!! Don Kelly is reliable defensively, there are others on teams that are reliable defensively, I suggest to you what we will wind up needing is runs. What wins ball games is also good defense, in a lot of games the ability to hit and run, the ability to bunt at the appropriate times, those things make up a ball game today.

...Houston’ Manager said this: “When we get on the baseball field with whomever the opponent is, they are not sitting there saying: `Well, their players make more money than us so therefore you’re deemed a winner and we’re deemed a loser.’”

This is true. It’s also true that Houston could lose 110 games this year. But Houston sucks big time!

Repoz Posted: April 04, 2013 at 09:56 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:38 AM (#4404110)
Erin Rogers – Green Bay:$125-$150 million with about 75M guaranteed, what is going on and they play 16 games!

Is that what people in Detroit call Aaron Rodgers, or is that just Denny being Denny?
   2. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:01 AM (#4404136)
It's just Denny being dumb. I doubt that the guy is intentionally insulting Aaron.
   3. Bug Selig Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4404175)
It’s also true that Houston could lose 110 games this year. But Houston sucks big time!


Houston ever steal, Denny?
   4. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:49 AM (#4404191)
Erin Rogers

It's not a good idea to jokingly give pro quarterbacks female names.
   5. Hack Wilson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4404246)
Houston ever steal, Denny?


Now, now, most of his convictions were sort of white collar and Denny hasn't been arrested since 2011. His RICO conviction with Anthony Spilotro and later John Gotti Jr was eventually reversed.
Too bad they couldn't have a McLain based character in Casino, possibly played by John Goodman
   6. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4404270)
It's not a good idea to jokingly give pro quarterbacks female names.

If that wasn't a staged punchout, Jim Everett is my new hero.

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