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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Roger Clemens’ reaction to HOF vote

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT ROGER CLEMENS WILL BE ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME BEFORE JON HEYMAN”

You can take it to the bank.

 

The District Attorney Posted: January 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: comic sans, hall of fame, roger clemens

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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:24 AM (#4343839)
"Muchie Peachie"? WTF. Did his teenage girlfriend write this....

<leaves thread....ashamed>

   2. AnonymousDan Posted: January 10, 2013 at 02:58 AM (#4343878)
Comic Sans is the Mountain Dew of fonts.
   3. Bhaakon Posted: January 10, 2013 at 03:02 AM (#4343879)
Comic sans? "Muchie peachie"?

Not in my Hall of Fame.
   4. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: January 10, 2013 at 04:45 AM (#4343907)
I'm a huge American Typewriter junkie - need a font change !
   5. Cooper Nielson Posted: January 10, 2013 at 05:31 AM (#4343910)
Actually, I don't think that's Comic Sans (at least not the Microsoft version). It's something 5% classier.
   6. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 10, 2013 at 08:35 AM (#4343922)
Twitter is an abomination.
   7. just plain joe Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:20 AM (#4343936)
Twitter is an abomination.


This.
   8. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4343945)
I find Twitter useful, you just have to sort through the crap. I've got very few people on my feed but I get the information I want/need that way. Some of the people I've followed I've quickly unfollowed.

I found Facebook much more obnoxious (to the point of cancelling my account). For me Twitter is just a news aggregator, Facebook is more social and so I wound up stuck with all these people I know (or have known) and quickly realized that I hate all my friends. Between bumper sticker politics masquerading as deep insight, non-stop whining about someone or something that done somebody wrong or just pointless crap I found opening my Facebook page made me weep for humanity.

I think both have options to avoid that stuff but the social nature of Facebook makes it a little tougher to weed people out. I can't really tell my friend I "unfriended" him because his daily whining about his job made me want to jab a salad fork into my eyeball.

And I think Calcaterra was the one who made the point that we are all probably better off NOT knowing what "muchie peachie" means.
   9. John Northey Posted: January 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM (#4343959)
Hopefully Rocket does make a comeback (c'mon, why else would anyone watch the Astros this year). That way he'll be able to push the HOF vote back another 5+ years and let Bonds get the brunt of the PED backlash from voters who actively ignored the issue in '98 (remember andro in McGwire's locker and how virtually all writers, fans, front office, and other players ignored it or defended it even though it was banned by other sports). If the writers did in 1998 what they are doing now (namely blasting anyone who is suspected of steroids) we'd never have seen Bonds go for it and Clemens would've stopped immediately (if he started - remember the accuser is not exactly an honest person). All Bonds stories have him starting after seeing how McGwire got away with it ... heck, was pretty much praised for it. If McGwire was viewed as a pariah for it instead I have to think things would've gone drastically differently.
   10. Famous Original Joe C Posted: January 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4343972)
Twitter is an abomination.


Twitter is great if used judiciously. I hardly ever send tweets out; I just follow a bunch of comedians I love as well as a few baseball and basketball writers. From that I get several laughs a day and I know more or less immediately if anything of note has happened in the MLB or the NBA. Funny stuff all day long and news in digestible little bites - how is that an abomination?
   11. JC Posted: January 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM (#4343980)
Hopefully Rocket does make a comeback (c'mon, why else would anyone watch the Astros this year). That way he'll be able to push the HOF vote back another 5+ years and let Bonds get the brunt of the PED backlash from voters who actively ignored the issue in '98 (remember andro in McGwire's locker and how virtually all writers, fans, front office, and other players ignored it or defended it even though it was banned by other sports). If the writers did in 1998 what they are doing now (namely blasting anyone who is suspected of steroids) we'd never have seen Bonds go for it and Clemens would've stopped immediately (if he started - remember the accuser is not exactly an honest person). All Bonds stories have him starting after seeing how McGwire got away with it ... heck, was pretty much praised for it. If McGwire was viewed as a pariah for it instead I have to think things would've gone drastically differently.


What if he came back and failed a test? How would that work out for him?
   12. JC Posted: January 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM (#4343981)
delete
   13. winnipegwhip Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM (#4344009)
New All State Ad with Dean Winters:

(Driving a car) I am roided up Baseball Hall of Fame candidate. But because of some sanctamonious sports writers I was denied admission. And I am mad, (crashes into car). My accusers only came forward after I stopped using them as trainers. (Drives through fence.) Even the US Government couldn't find me guilty. (Smashes through tool shed.) And these writers have the nerve to say I am not one of the greats because of some pimples on my back.

If I am in your area and it is Hall of Fame induction announcement day and you have some cut rate insurance then it's three strikes for you. So you better get All-State. Don't get creamed and stay in the clear.
   14. Bitter Mouse Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM (#4344028)
I found Facebook much more obnoxious (to the point of cancelling my account). For me Twitter is just a news aggregator, Facebook is more social and so I wound up stuck with all these people I know (or have known) and quickly realized that I hate all my friends. Between bumper sticker politics masquerading as deep insight, non-stop whining about someone or something that done somebody wrong or just pointless crap I found opening my Facebook page made me weep for humanity.


I don't know that this is an indictment of Facebook actually (Your friends maybe). With selective ignoring of the worst offenders I quite enjoy Facebook, especially George Takei who is a national treasure, and get to keep connected with friends and family scattered all over the globe.
   15. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4344030)
I'm a fan of #13.
   16. depletion Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4344041)
McGwire's locker and how virtually all writers, fans, front office, and other players ignored it

I recall that quite a lot was written, and that McGwire responded by declaring he was stopping Andro use.
I thought this was a pretty classy "press release" by Clemens, and I am most defintely not a Clemens fan. I generally do not read Twitter or Facebook, except for remarkable stories such as Jose Canseco sleeping in some guy's basement.
   17. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4344058)
how is that an abomination?


Twitter is a direct, instant window to the soul. While its great for breaking news and keeping people informed, its so full of things like "your an IGNORANT #### sucker. Look at the facts and get off twitter." and "Ima put a cap in his ass" that it brings me down.

As Brian Wilson said, I just wasn't made for these times.
   18. SoSH U at work Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM (#4344065)
As Brian Wilson said, I just wasn't made for these times.


And as the other Brian Wilson tweeted, "Hey look at me. I'm doing some crazy #### over here. Look. Look."
   19. JJ1986 Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM (#4344067)
Twitter is great for following reporters or people with websites who post when they update them. I don't understand why people follow their friends or random celebrities like AJ McCarron's girlfriend.
   20. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM (#4344070)
Muchie Peachie issues aside, I thought this was a restrained and classy response.
   21. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4344152)

I don't know that this is an indictment of Facebook actually (Your friends maybe). With selective ignoring of the worst offenders I quite enjoy Facebook, especially George Takei who is a national treasure, and get to keep connected with friends and family scattered all over the globe.

Right. You can ignore people without unfriending them.
   22. flournoy Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:10 PM (#4344171)
According to Urban Dictionary, "Muchie Peachie" means "much appreciated." I hope I never require this knowledge again.
   23. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4344182)
This is enough for me to oppose Roger Clemens HOF candidacy. Comic Sans? Muchie Peachie? Good heavens. Character clause invoked!
   24. bunyon Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:31 PM (#4344188)
Muchie Peachie? Damn, I was hoping he'd thrown a bat at Chass.
   25. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4344209)
Twitter is fantastic when used for certain purposes. It's a lot of fun in the hours leading up to the trade deadline, with news and rumors breaking left and right. I also found it extremely useful the week after Hurricane Sandy. I was stuck out of town and the best way to keep up with the news was to follow the feeds of Mayor Bloomberg, NY1, MTA, Con Edison, and other NYC-relevant outlets. Instead of gluing myself to CNN waiting for the news to reach me, twitter gave me literally up-to-the-minute updates on goings-on all over NYC. It saved me a whole lot of worry.

It is also excellent for resolving customer disputes. After a flight reschedule gave me some problems, I was able to resolve it with the airline through Twitter. I was so surprised at how efficient the experience was that my friend remembered it when he got a flat tire on the highway the other day and had to call Triple A. They told him no one would come out for a couple hours, so he took to Twitter to complain. Minutes later, he was told they were on their way.

I confess it is obnoxious to see conversations being carried back and forth on twitter.
   26. Depressoteric Posted: January 10, 2013 at 01:58 PM (#4344222)
Honestly, all I want to know is how The District Attorney got that Comic Sans font to display in his article submission. What's the coding trick for that?

Muchie Peachie for any advice to that end.
   27. flournoy Posted: January 10, 2013 at 02:09 PM (#4344240)
   28. Coot Veal and Cot Deal's cols=“100” rows=“20” Posted: January 10, 2013 at 02:26 PM (#4344258)
Honestly, all I want to know is how The District Attorney got that Comic Sans font to display in his article submission. What's the coding trick for that?


it's an image, most likely a screenshot...
   29. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4344261)

it's an image... a png file, to be precise.

Not the first two lines.
   30. Dave Spiwak Posted: January 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4344351)
Nice font, grown man. Did you borrow Dan Gilbert's computer to type this out?
   31. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4344456)
The font that TDA used is Comic Sans, but that's not what Clemens used. Not sure what it is.
   32. smileyy Posted: January 10, 2013 at 06:04 PM (#4344507)
Dean Winters


I'll always think of him as Ryan O'Reilly (from Oz).

How far is he from the Recurring Role Hall of Fame?
   33. The District Attorney Posted: January 10, 2013 at 06:11 PM (#4344513)
Yeah, I used the HTML <font face> command to change the font to Comic Sans MS. I think the letter was reported in several places as being in Comic Sans, but now that I see the letter right below Comic Sans text, it is obviously not.

Anyone who can name the Rocket's font wins a No-Prize!
   34. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:24 PM (#4344642)
especially George Takei who is a national treasure

This, and a bag o' chips. Got to interview the guy once. Awesome sauce.

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