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Actually, TR, you should stop spouting all this vitreolic B.S. when you are so woefully uninformed. I sure wouldn't want you on a jury - you are one of those people who are so gullible you will believe anything. I bet you still go for the Easter bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, too. Whether McNamee has been served is not dispositive of the question whether a lawsuit has been filed, and your other comments about the law and threats of prosecution, etc. are not supported by either reason or logic, and certainly not by knowledge, learning or education. So......the bottom line is that you should keep quiet when you don't know what you are talking about - this crap you post just underlines your ignorance.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2008 on Do you believe Roger Clemens? at Travelerocity
"mindlessly throwing players' names out there as "educated guesses" is non-sensical and insulting."...And not only is it insulting, unless you have conclusive proof, it can lead to serious legal consequences for defamation, and blogs and bloggers do not enjoy immunity. As Abraham Lincoln observed: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Just learned that long-time Travs fan and friend of many Travs players Phillip Morriss passed away last night. He will be sadly missed by many of us whom he befriended.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2007 on MVP of the year at Travelerocity
And nobody possessed of even a small measure of common sense would rely on the Dem-Gaz for factual information.
I find it interesting that you bitch and moan about something you didn't even attend. And as for a boycott - that is pure B.S. and everyone with so much as minimal intellect knows that. That, then, leaves you moronic imbeciles (or perhaps imbecilic morons) who post silly, inane, pointless crap on this blog. The players were there - they were quite cordial - they had no choice about when to leave and board the bus - but I must agree that the true character of the alleged "hamburgers" remains a mystery. The bottom line is that about 95% of the nasty, negative, complaining, critical posts on this blog are made by people who (1) never played baseball, (2) know little or nothing about the game, (3) are woefully uninformed about management of a baseball club or ball park, (4) are merely "aginners", or (5) are frustrated and humiliated from their feeble efforts, either recent or remote, at playing baseball which resulted in utterly disastrous failure. And watching does not qualify one to cast stones or espouse his senseless uninformed and baseless opinions. These kids, for the most part, give it their very best every day and not always successfully, very much like life. I would be the first to admit that there have been players here who were completely out of their league, but fewer this season. At the same time, we should not let those misfits and neer-do-wells cloud our judgment with respect to the other team members. So please take a positive attitude, cheer for the guys (they do hear things said and yelled from the stands) and support the Travs rather than sit on your fat butt and find fault with everybody and everything. These are good kids with strong character and morals, and every one of them is aware that they are role models for countless numbers of our children, and they deserve our support and good will. And finally, Bill Valentine, you don't do yourself any favors responding to the crap on this blog - I have known you for many years and it's finally time for you to pipe down and let things lie. A very pertinent thought would be that it is far better to remain silent and have others think you a fool than to speak up and confirm their suspicions.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2007 on Clunker cars and foul moods at Travelerocity
At least Collins has stopped squatting or hunkering down between batters, but his decidedly minimal defensive skills have not improved. Aside from being inexplicably out of position most of the time, he strangely falls to the ground making half-hearted attempts to snag ground balls. He gets the occasional unconscious hit, but he is more liability than asset - a real weak link. Maybe he needs to go to AAA with Pullin???
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2007 on Only 24 home games left at D-S Park at Travelerocity
The truth is that the Travs need a hitting coach, as opposed to a guy masquerading as one.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2007 on Greg Porter promoted to Triple-A? at Travelerocity
Nap is likely to be out 4 to 6 weeks, if his injury is, in fact, a "high ankle sprain". It remains to be seen what will occur when he is ready to resume playing. Mathis needs to produce some offense this time up, or he may be looking at some kind of trade situation, altho his trade value is not great these days. If Nap comes back and Mathis goes back to AAA, the bigwigs will have decisions to make - Wilson has paid his dues and deserves a good long look. Where did the info come from about Johnson being sent back down?
It is now official with Mathis going up and Napoli is being placed on the DL.
Last I heard from SLC, they hadn't received formal word, but were assuming that Mathis would get the call and Nap would go on the DL. I see that there is a report Nap has been put on DL, but no confirmation yet about Mathis or Budde getting the call.
Porter would do well at AAA if he were fortunate enough to have a competent hitting coach spend some time with him. He has the physical tools, but he needs work on the mechanics of his swing and needs to improve his pitch recognition. He has big-time potential, but not at third base.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2007 on Greg Porter promoted to Triple-A? at Travelerocity
I certainly hope not. I suspect he is headed somewhere outside the Angels organization, and soon.
Bobby Wilson has just been promoted to AAA and is on his way to Salt Lake City now.
Bobby Wilson has been promoted to AAA.
Bobby Wilson has been promoted to AAA/Salt Lake City Bees.
All-Star game is supposed to streamed on the Corpus Christi webcast, also, live on Tuesday.
Delayed telecast of the Texas League All-Star game at 7:00 p.m. on Wed June 27th on Comcast Cable Channel 24. Fox Sports Southwest.
Anybody have info re a live telecast of the All-Star Game? Here is all I have found: Corpus Christi - Roy Acuff, who is in his 20th season as play-by-play announcer for the San Antonio Missions, teams with Joe Dominey to call the 71st Texas League All-Star Game from Whataburger Field next Tuesday, Ryan-Sanders Baseball CEO Reid Ryan announced today. "It's only appropriate that the Dean of Texas League Broadcasters work the All-Star Game," Ryan said. "The Missions have a rich Texas League tradition and Roy Acuff is a big part of their heritage." Acuff has a history with the franchise now known as the Corpus Christi Hooks. He was lead announcer for the 1974 Texas League champion Victoria Toros, who ultimately moved to Jackson, Mississippi, and became the Jackson Mets. In 2000, the Mets moved to Round Rock Texas as the Express, owned by Ryan-Sanders Baseball. Two years ago, Ryan-Sanders' Double-A affiliate shifted to Corpus Christi and began play as the Hooks. Acuff also worked as a disc jockey at KRYS-AM in the 1960s. Dominey will provide color commentary during the All-Star Game. He has served as play-by-play announcer for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League since 2003. Dominey is scheduled for Hooks radio play-by-play duties this Thursday, Sunday and July 15 as Matt Hicks is set to announce Hooks Baseball on FOX Sports Southwest with Houston Astros legend Larry Dierker. Hicks and Dierker will team on a delayed telecast of the All-Star Game, which airs next Wednesday on FOX Sports Southwest at 7 p.m.
I seem to recall Bill Valentine saying that the lighting in Dickey-Stephens is up to major league standards. I may well have imagined that he said that, but I'm not imagining that something is amiss with the lighting. I am not the only person who finds the overall lighting of the playing field less than optimum. Something is fishy when the players and umpires are followed all over the playing surface by one and sometimes two shadows. Shadows on a baseball field at night shold be almost imperceptible; those at Dickey-Stephens are obvious. Good vision is one of the hallmarks of good hitting, and it seems pretty difficult for a batter to pick up the ball well with poor lighting. Is there a ready explanation, or is it merely something overlooked in the planning and/or construction?
In the past I have enjoyed following this blog, more to be amused at the braying by jackasses than anything else. But now I have grown tired of the constant ranting by people who don't have even the slightest hint of baseball knowledge or experience. It's all too easy to sit back in the stands in your drunken stupor and spew your vitriolic B.S. It's people like you (and you don't qualify as fans) who seem never to learn that it is far better to remain silent and have others think you a fool than to speak out and confirm their suspicions. If you are so disgruntled with the players and the park, take your fat asses somewhere else and let the rest of us enjoy the game and the great new ballpark.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2007 on Beware of parking scams around park at Travelerocity
Just another Pat Hays scam. You can bet the $3.00 parking fee won't last, either. I would be interested to hear Valentine's comments about this latest move. And no, the residents may not rent or sell their permits. I believe I warned long ago not to depend on the whole truth coming from Pat Hays. And I would bet the rules are suspended and this ordinance passes tonight. Get braced for more surprises.....this is only the beginning.
Shelly would make an excellent honorary, or even permanent, member of the NLR City Council, a/k/a Rubber-Stamp Gang. Too many geldings on that group not willing to challenge King Pat or to honestly represent the interests of their constituents.
And if you expect to get any straightforward facts out of Patrick Henry Hays, you are beating a dead horse. What you will get from him will be primarily "you know", "I mean" , and stuttering and stammering while he dodges the real issues.
The new logo is rather high-schoolish. However, if Dwaine Bacon is somewhere else, I can tolerate even that.
News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 New Surgeon General’s Report Focuses on the Effects of Secondhand Smoke U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona today issued a comprehensive scientific report which concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent. The finding is of major public health concern due to the fact that nearly half of all nonsmoking Americans are still regularly exposed to secondhand smoke. The report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, finds that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause immediate harm. The report says the only way to protect nonsmokers from the dangerous chemicals in secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking indoors. “The report is a crucial warning sign to nonsmokers and smokers alike,” HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt said. "Smoking can sicken and kill, and even people who do not smoke can be harmed by smoke from those who do.” Secondhand smoke exposure can cause heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and is a known cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children, the report finds. “The health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are more pervasive than we previously thought,” said Surgeon General Carmona, vice admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service. “The scientific evidence is now indisputable: secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance. It is a serious health hazard that can lead to disease and premature death in children and nonsmoking adults.” Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 cancer-causing chemicals, and is itself a known human carcinogen. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke inhale many of the same toxins as smokers. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and increases risk for heart disease and lung cancer, the report says. In addition, the report notes that because the bodies of infants and children are still developing, they are especially vulnerable to the poisons in secondhand smoke. “The good news is that, unlike some public health hazards, secondhand smoke exposure is easily prevented,” Surgeon General Carmona said. “Smoke-free indoor environments are proven, simple approaches that prevent exposure and harm.” The report finds that even the most sophisticated ventilation systems cannot completely eliminate secondhand smoke exposure and that only smoke-free environments afford full protection. Surgeon General Carmona noted that levels of cotinine -- a biological marker for secondhand smoke exposure -- measured in nonsmokers have fallen by 70 percent since the late 1980s, and the proportion of nonsmokers with detectable cotinine levels has been halved from 88 percent in 1988-91 to 43 percent in 2001-02. “Our progress over the past 20 years in clearing the air of tobacco smoke is a major public health success story,” Surgeon General Carmona said. “We have averted many thousands of cases of disease and early death and saved millions of dollars in health care costs.” He emphasized, however, that sustained efforts are required to protect the more than 126 million Americans who continue to be regularly exposed to secondhand smoke in the home, at work, and in enclosed public spaces. To help communicate the report findings as widely as possible, the Surgeon General unveiled an easy-to-read guide with practical information on the dangers of secondhand smoke and steps people can take to protect themselves. Copies of The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General and related materials are available on the Surgeon General’s Web site at
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2006 on Open thread for news and comments at Travelerocity