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Miguel Cabrera exits with hip injury | MLB.com

The body is breaking down.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2018 at 06:59 AM | 47 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: April 06, 2018 at 08:02 AM (#5649173)
Better than exiting with a totally uncool injury.
   2. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:27 AM (#5649225)
1:

Heh.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5649229)
The body is breaking down.

Maybe, but this injury doesn't show it. He fell down and bruised his hip. Going to miss a day or two.
   4. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5649230)
Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus? Or just a really cool Opotamus? [/Mitchhedberg]
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:54 AM (#5649236)
Going to miss a day or two.
Yeah, but he might go on the Ironic Disabled List.
   6. Batman Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:58 AM (#5649238)
You probably haven't heard of his injury.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:24 AM (#5649252)
You probably haven't heard of his injury.

Meh, his earlier injuries were better.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:37 AM (#5649260)
If you're really hip, the passing years will show.
   9. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM (#5649276)
Hip ailments used to be cool, but then they totally sold out to the mainstream injury companies. (I mean, seems like everyone's got one now.)
   10. Zonk is a Doppleclapper Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5649279)
It's Hip to be Guar(anteed another 180 million)!
   11. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5649280)
"I used to be with it. But then they changed what it was, and now what I am with is not it. And it is now weird and scary."
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 06, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5649361)
If he played for Toronto, he'd be out with a tragic hip.

Actually, no, he'd be oot with a tragic hip.
   13. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:01 PM (#5649362)
Actually, no, he'd be oot with a tragic hip.

Hope he doesn't end up in hospital. (Do Canadians say that, or is it just the Brits/Aussies/New Zealanders?)
   14. Zonk is a Doppleclapper Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:10 PM (#5649370)
For goodness sakes, if the hip requires medication that can't be taken with alcohol, I fear he might get the shakes.... the hippy hippy shakes.
   15. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:48 PM (#5649395)
Miggy's hip's like junk
Back's so bad

And wouldn't the Tigers like
To get what he had
Make it last, better and longer
Make it last, last a little longer

But his hip's like junk, back's so bad...
   16. Greg Pope Posted: April 06, 2018 at 03:51 PM (#5649421)
Hope he doesn't end up in hospital. (Do Canadians say that, or is it just the Brits/Aussies/New Zealanders?)

It's fine as long as they don't say "in an hospital".
   17. Perry Posted: April 06, 2018 at 05:55 PM (#5649444)
If he played for Toronto, he'd be out with a tragic hip.


Unless he played hockey, in which case he'd be out with a tragic lower body injury.
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 06, 2018 at 06:11 PM (#5649450)
tragic lower body injury.
Was that Gord Downie's speed metal side project or something?
   19. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: April 07, 2018 at 08:11 AM (#5649658)
Canadians do say "in hospital", at least here in eastern Ontario. Much like milk in bags, it's something I still haven't gotten used after living here for a couple of years...
   20. Greg K Posted: April 07, 2018 at 08:30 AM (#5649659)
Canadians do say "in hospital", at least here in eastern Ontario. Much like milk in bags, it's something I still haven't gotten used after living here for a couple of years...

The bag of milk thing makes more sense if you know it's original purpose.
   21. Omineca Greg Posted: April 07, 2018 at 11:27 AM (#5649676)
Canadians do say "in hospital", at least here in eastern Ontario. Much like milk in bags, it's something I still haven't gotten used after living here for a couple of years...

You would have had an easier time assimilating in Western Canada. We say "in the hospital" and we don't do the milkbag thing.

We say "hooped" though. Does anybody else say "hooped"? I've been told it's a uniquely Western Canadian construction. It gets used similarly to the word "screwed", like "I was doing alright with the three quarter tonne 'til the hood fell off. It's a '71, so I think I'm hooped." The hooping carries a bit more of the universe conspiring against you until there's nothing more you can do, you're left broken and defeated. Like, "I drove through Tim's and got a double double, but my drink holder broke. Not allowed to drive with one hand, so I had to powerchug it right there in the parking lot or I would have been late for work. I was hooped!"

How 'bout "skookum"?

Skookum — The most versatile — is skookum, which was used in the [Chinook] Jargon either as a verb auxiliary for to be able or an adjective for able, strong, big, genuine, reliable – which sums up its use in BC English, although there are a wide range of possible usages: a skookum house is a jail or prison (house in the Jargon could mean anything from a building to a room). "He's a skookum guy" means that the person is solid and reliable while "we need somebody who's skookum" means that a strong and large person is needed. A carpenter, after banging a stud into place, might check it and decide, "Yeah, that's skookum". Asking for affirmation, someone might say "is that skookum" or "is that skookum with you?" Skookum can also be translated simply as "O.K." but it means something a bit more emphatic.

from wikipedia

I imagine the people from Washington might use that. We do.

"Cheechako" is another one, means "non-First Nations", but you have to be living in an area with lots of First Nations people to ever need that word.
   22. ReggieThomasLives Posted: April 07, 2018 at 01:23 PM (#5649694)
The flesh is weak but the contract eternal
   23. Morty Causa Posted: April 08, 2018 at 08:22 AM (#5649848)
"alright"? You ignorant Canadian sluts.
   24. Greg K Posted: April 08, 2018 at 08:53 AM (#5649850)
Sounds like a job for the OED!

Heh, funnily enough the modern usage of "alright" has not yet been recognized. But it is found in the 13th century. For instance, in the old adage:
"Alrihtes swa alse me saweð sed on ane time..al swa mon deð nuðe his dede in þisse liue".

Which I think we've all found to be true at one time or another.
   25. Greg K Posted: April 08, 2018 at 08:56 AM (#5649851)
OED also tracks "skookum" back to the mid-19th century. In both its "strong/brave" meaning, and also a now obsolete meaning of "an evil spirit":

"The benefits of his fishery had gone, not to the people, but to the wicked skookum."
   26. Greg K Posted: April 08, 2018 at 08:59 AM (#5649852)
Interestingly, the early modern use of "slut" denoted women who were untidy or slovenly dressed. Which can give us this line, in which the word is used in the exact opposite sense of today:

"Women are all day a dressing, to please other men abroad, and goe like sluts at home."
   27. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: April 08, 2018 at 09:43 AM (#5649856)
Ms McGunnigle had fun in the archives once with someone complaining that a friend's home was a "slut's corner". He just meant that the place was messy, but it's much more fun to call it a slut's corner. My kitchen is totally a slut's corner right now.
   28. Hank Gillette Posted: April 08, 2018 at 02:12 PM (#5649893)
Interestingly, the early modern use of "slut" denoted women who were untidy or slovenly dressed. Which can give us this line, in which the word is used in the exact opposite sense of today:

"Women are all day a dressing, to please other men abroad, and goe like sluts at home."


Isn’t that what men want, though? A woman who is all prim and proper in public, but is a slut at home? It still works.
   29. Hank Gillette Posted: April 08, 2018 at 02:16 PM (#5649894)
I don’t think anyone around here thought that the extension Detroit gave Cabrera was a good idea. It may not be the disaster that the Pujols contract is, but it is not going to end well.
   30. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: April 08, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5649988)
Isn’t that what men want, though? A woman who is all prim and proper in public, but is a slut at home? It still works.

I believe the phrase you are looking for is "lady in the streets, freak in the sheets".
   31. Walt Davis Posted: April 08, 2018 at 09:21 PM (#5650046)
I don’t think anyone around here thought that the extension Detroit gave Cabrera was a good idea. It may not be the disaster that the Pujols contract is, but it is not going to end well.

It's arguably looking worse than Pujols.

Pujols got 10/$240 covering ages 32-41. It has 4/$124 left, including his $10 M personal services contract. He had a disastrous 81 OPS+ last year and is off to a similarly terrible start this year but did at least provide 15 WAR, 4 WAA before it all went to hell.

Cabrera got 8/$240 covering ages 33-40. It has 6/$184 left. He had a pretty disastrous 92 OPS+ last year but, since he maintained a roughly league-average OBP, it wasn't as terrible as Pujols. But that was just the 2nd year of the extension and so he's put up only 4.7 WAR to date. He was off to a good start before this injury and is already back in the lineup so hopefully it's just a blip on his way to at least a late Frank Thomas type of season.

From 35-40, Thomas did manage 13 WAR and that sort of performance would clearly make this better than Pujols. But 35 was Albert's last solid season, 36 was below-average and now we seem in for a painful last few years to watch. On the other hand, Thome made it to 17 WAR from ages 35-40. In terms of talent when healthy, we clearly have to conclude that Cabrera has at least some chance of replicating Edgar (27) or Ortiz (22.5). All of that was true of Pujols at 35 too.

Point is, so far, Albert's still sorta ahead. He was a bit better than Miggy at ages 33-34 and Miggy's got to put up at least 3 WAR this year to keep pace. It's hard to compare 10 years vs. 8 years and $240 ca 2012 vs $240 M ca 2016 (or 2014 when the Tigers committed to it) so maybe that's still "even" to this stage.
   32. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 09, 2018 at 02:34 AM (#5650112)
Hope he doesn't end up in hospital. (Do Canadians say that, or is it just the Brits/Aussies/New Zealanders?)


What do Americans say? (I'm not trying to be snarky. I honestly don't know how else you'd convey that thought.)
   33. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 09, 2018 at 03:53 AM (#5650115)
What do Americans say?


In the hospital.
   34. kthejoker Posted: April 09, 2018 at 06:57 AM (#5650119)
Yep, we say "in church", "in school" and "in jail" but we decided to add "the" to any other place we're "in."
   35. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 09, 2018 at 09:05 AM (#5650145)
"In school" means something different from "in the school". Same with "in jail" vs. "in the jail". "He's been in school for 7 years" doesn't mean he's been in the school building for 7 years. "I learned it in school" doesn't necessarily mean you were physically in the building when you learned it.
   36. BrianBrianson Posted: April 09, 2018 at 12:33 PM (#5650280)
We say "hooped" though. Does anybody else say "hooped"? I've been told it's a uniquely Western Canadian construction.


Never heard it in Ontario (though I never went west of the Sault). It might map closely onto jobbed in the centre/east, though.
   37. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 09, 2018 at 12:50 PM (#5650295)
What do Americans say?


In the hospital.



Thanks - I've lived here for decades, and I'd never noticed!
   38. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 09, 2018 at 12:54 PM (#5650299)
Thanks - I've lived here for decades, and I'd never noticed!
I, for one, am sick and tired of all the Canadians coming here and totally failing to assimilate.
   39. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 09, 2018 at 12:55 PM (#5650302)
I, for one, am sick and tired of all the Canadians coming here and totally failing to assimilate.

I'm ready for them all to get oot of 'Merica.
   40. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 09, 2018 at 01:11 PM (#5650313)
Maybe a self-deportation plan whereby they aren't entitled to medical care when they go to emergency room.
   41. Omineca Greg Posted: April 09, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5650358)
Would she go down on you in theatre?

Philosophers and ploughmen, Each must know his part, To sow a new mentality
Closer to heart

Everybody's working for weekend
Everybody wants a new romance
Everybody's going off deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh

Bruce Berry was a working man, He used to load that Econoline van, A sparkle was in his eye, But his life was in his hands.
Tonight's night. Tonight's night, yes it is. Tonight's night. Tonight's night, yes it is. Tonight's night.

Oh like a bird on wire,
Like a drunk in midnight choir

Pop goes world.

I could start dreamin' but it never ends, As long as you're gone we may as well pretend, I've been dreamin'...
Straight from heart

Mimi on beach, Mimi on beach, Mimi and me.

Maybe I'll be there to shake hand
Maybe I'll be there to share land

Take a load off Annie, Take a load for free, Take a load off Annie
And you put load right on me

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in sun

They paved paradise
Put up parking lot
   42. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 09, 2018 at 02:22 PM (#5650365)
Well played, Greg. Keep on rockin' in free world.
   43. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 09, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5650368)
Would she go down on you in theatre?

Philosophers and ploughmen, Each must know his part, To sow a new mentality
Closer to heart

Everybody's working for weekend
Everybody wants a new romance
Everybody's going off deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh

Bruce Berry was a working man, He used to load that Econoline van, A sparkle was in his eye, But his life was in his hands.
Tonight's night. Tonight's night, yes it is. Tonight's night. Tonight's night, yes it is. Tonight's night.

Oh like a bird on wire,
Like a drunk in midnight choir

Pop goes world.

I could start dreamin' but it never ends, As long as you're gone we may as well pretend, I've been dreamin'...
Straight from heart

Mimi on beach, Mimi on beach, Mimi and me.

Maybe I'll be there to shake hand
Maybe I'll be there to share land

Take a load off Annie, Take a load for free, Take a load off Annie
And you put load right on me

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in sun

They paved paradise
Put up parking lot


I recognize about half of these, all Canadian of course. How about these three?

I summon fish to the dish,
Although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi
Cause it's never touched a frying pan

And in the corner stands a guitar
and lonesome words scrawled in a drunken hand.
I'm traveling paths, travelled hard before
and I'm beginning to understand.

Look out, this thing is gonna blow
I heard it from the people in the know
There's trouble in the tenements below
There's fire where the flowers used to grow
   44. Omineca Greg Posted: April 09, 2018 at 03:00 PM (#5650381)
I recognize about half of these, all Canadian of course. How about these three?

I recognise the first one, I have a passing familiarity with the band that did the second one, and I'd never even heard of the people who did the third one. Sounds like something I'd like, I'll cheque it out.

I was trying to avoid deep cuts, the only one I was concerned about Yanks not knowing was Mimi On The Beach. You probably would recognise most of the other ones probably, my excerpts just aren't tickling your memory in just the right way. The two I wanted were Nova Heart by The Spoons...

Gentlemen of [the] world
I read your books and look at your art
Hesitantly, gentlemen of [the] world
You want to educate our young
But soon they'll be, they'll be on their own

And I'll sleep, sleep in your nova heart
At ease with [the] thought
That this nova won't burn out, oh-oh

...but I can't even find any Canadians who remember that one.

And the other one is [The] Sweater, which is just about the greatest out of left-field Canadian Top 40 hit EVER!!!!. I could put the lyrics up, but that wouldn't do the performance justice. If you have 3:23 of spare time take a look.

But I figured not enough people would know them
   45. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: April 09, 2018 at 04:00 PM (#5650400)
but I can't even find any Canadians who remember that one.


I remember it! But only the chorus.
   46. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 09, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5650439)
and I'd never even heard of the people who did the third one. Sounds like something I'd like, I'll cheque it out.


Saw them as the opening act for BNL several years ago. I liked them.
   47. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 09, 2018 at 06:15 PM (#5650440)
You probably would recognise most of the other ones probably, my excerpts just aren't tickling your memory in just the right way


OTTOMH:

no idea

Rush

Loverboy

next 4 aren't ringing a bell. the first one looks like it might be Neil Young

The Guess Who

The Band

Terry Jacks

Joanie Mitchell





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