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Red Hot

Chili_peppersFinally!

Just posting this to share my excitement with everyone. Tomorrow, 5/9, the Red Hot Chili Peppers finally release Stadium Arcadium. Luckily, I have the day off from work so I’ll be getting it first thing in the morning. The Peppers have been one of my favorite bands since 1989 and they never disappoint with their releases. For those of you that may know the bands older music…and I mean way back as in 1984’s self titled album, I recommend spending your hard earned cash on them. I feel like a kid going to Disney World for the first time….off to bed!

Chilis

Politics

Images_1 I Hate Politicians

From war to the homeless, golden toilet seats to huge spending accounts, the typical politician annoys the **** out of me. With the Florida Sentate approving the funding needed to get us the stadium, the House decided to close up shop before they voted. I understand there are rules established and they need to be followed, but couldn’t someone just move the big hand back a couple of minutes? I’ve worked 22 hours straight once and many many many 18-20 hour days. Couldn’t they have just extended the session a little while longer? Sad thing is this probably happens for important issues like schools and starving children.

On a brighter note the Marlins were beaten badly last night. Sergio Mitre, the pitcher I thought would be a possible ace, stunk it up…again. I suppose I shouldn’t be so upset when the Fish lose as a season similar to this was expected. But this is just plain horrible. On a seriously brighter note, it looks like Joe Borchard might have been the best pickup the Marlins have had so far this year. Let’s hope he can keep it up and explode with the potential he has.

Zing!

Marlinslogo_20Give It Up…Take It Back
Should I sit here and write about the great win the Marlins had tonight? Maybe. I could also point out that we won a close game for once. Possibly throw in the clutch pinch hit by Hanley Ramirez to get that lead and continue to give him props for a consistantly good season in his rookie year.

BUT THE GAME SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOT TO THIS POINT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!

With a 5-0 lead in the third inning, the Marlins, including the atrocious bullpen, allowed the Nationals to chip away at that lead finally giving way in the seventh inning when Brian Schneider blasted a homer off of Franklyn German. I like Brian Moehler, but we need to get him out of the rotation. He might fare better in the pen and give it a little more stability. You really can’t do much worse than how he is pitching so I suppose Joe can throw anyone in the spot. It will be just another guy he can keep in to throw 130 pitches and give up 10 runs in the process. I believe this win takes us off pace to break the Mets modern record for losses of 120.

Little_league_logo This Week In T-Ball

Starting later this week, I’ll be writing about my tenure as a T-Ball coach. We’re playing two games a week and from the looks of it, this is going to be a fun, yet trying time. Hope you get a kick out of some of the stories and the pictures I post here.

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Mlblogslogo_4Tips & Tricks For Your Blog; Today’s Tip-Standings
This is the code for the standings, which automatically goes to the NL East for the Marlins. I’m sure if you look around, you can find the code that starts on your favorite teams standings. You can use the same procedure as the previous entries.

<iframe width="174" scrolling="no" height="210" frameborder="0" src="http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/components/standings/mini3.jsp?c_id=fla&quot; size="50" border="0"></iframe>

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Marlinslogo_16Girardi Needs Help

After 23 games this year, I have come to the following conclusions:

  • Joe Girardi is way too wet behind the ears. Leaving Dontrelle Willis in after he was obviously struggling was a HORRIBLE decision. He gave up the lead and continued to get shelled. Another Girardi mistake below.
  • Mike Jacobs is not ready to be in the bigs at this time. He is batting .179 and showing no signs of improving. Put in Wes Helms at first…He at least has proven he can hit better than Jacobs. Make no mistake though, Jacobs will be a solid MLB player, just not now.
  • The Marlins have no bullpen. We need to do something here or the season will only get worse.
     
  • The defense is sad. I’m too lazy to look up the stats, but every game I’ve watched, which is at about 90%, I have seen sloppy play that were logged as errors but what’s worse is the garbage that isn’t logged. This team needs to work on fundamentals.

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Tips & Tricks For Your Blog; Today’s Tip-Scoreboard 

Scoreboard– use the exact same procedure as the previous trick and paste
this code into the "Notes" area. Here’s the procedure again if you don’t feel like scrolling down:

  • create a new Typelist as a link and give it a name
    like "Standings"
  • go to the "Manage" tab 
    in the "Notes" area, paste the code that is given
    to you there 
    click "save & update"
       
  • go to the "Configure" tab 
    scroll down to the area that says "as text" and
    click it to choose it and save changes.

 

Here is the code for the MLB scoreboard to paste:

<iframe scrolling="auto" frameborder="1" align="middle" id="external" src="http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/box-scoreboards&quot; border="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" style="width: 171px; height: 140px;">

Have fun, let me know how it works on your site!

 

 

Give This A Look

Renter2A Yoga Coffee Outlook

One of the interesting ways to get more readers to my blog is to "sell" space for other blogs through BlogExplosion. I’m happy this person advertised here because she actually has a pretty interesting blog. I don’t even know her, but she likes lacrosse and that alone is high in my book. It seems she also has an online women’s store at Hibelu.com so check it out as well! Not sure what a Hibelu is though.Enjoy!

Toys!

Marlinslogo_15And The Marlins Are Really Bad!

Yeah, a quick blurb on the Fish. We’re only what, 20 games into the season and the Marlins look like they are giving away games to the highest bidder. Simple math would have 100 losses going for $300,000 each. That’s enough to get the stadium deal done!

Anyway.

Mlblogslogo_2 Tips & Tricks For Your Blog; Today’s Tip-
Ads

1. Ads I use AdBrite. Just sign up for an account and
set the costs for advertising on your site. My page for
selling ads is:

http://www.adbrite.com/mb/commerce/purchase_form.php?opid=70649&afsid=1
Now, in order to use it on TypePad (MLBlogs), this is
what you need to do:

  • create a new Typelist as a link and give it a name
    like "Sponsors"
  • go to the "Manage" tab 
       in the "Notes" area, paste the code that is given
    to you there
  • click "save & update"
  • go to the "Configure" tab
  • scroll down to the area that says "as text" and
    click it to choose it and save changes…
    That should then show the text that links to your new
    page.

I decided to stretch this out over a few days so maybe I can get some more traffic. Eh, give a little, get a little!


Bobby

First Win!

Marlinslogo_14In A One Run Game Anyway

Scott Olsen pitched a great game tonight giving up only one earned run in 6 2/3 innings tonight against the Phillies. The Marlins were previously 0-5 in one run games until tonight. This comes in the first game after the disasterous loss to Cincy and Joe Girardi getting PO’d:

"That’s embarrassing," said Girardi after the second brief postgame team meeting of the three-game series and before a reporter could get the first question out. "Seventeen days in, we can’t keep making mistakes. We’re working our butts off, and we can’t throw it away by trying to do too much.
"This was our first chance to win a series. We had a chance to win a series. The way you make the playoffs is you win series. You don’t give series away."

The Marlins looked like a team with a mission and looked solid the whole game, sans Miggy’s fourth error on the season. It could have just been me, but it seemed when a hard grounder went his way, he may have gotten to the ball by diving or something, and he just let it go by. Meh, whatever.

Bobby_black_hat
So today, we recieved our hats that we got from MLB.com Shop. After pricing it out, we got a better deal with them than at a store. Plus up here in NY, there isn’t much of a Marlins selection if that wasn’t too obvious. I bought that Black on Black hat while my wife got the girlie pink one. We’ll see how comfortable this hat is in the middle of summer though. I really spend way too much money on this site. In addition to me buying apparel online, I have this blog plus MLB All Access. I was going to try and get a fantasy league going as well, but nobody wanted to join up with me! Probably for the better though.

By the way, tomarrow morning is the Heart Walk I’ve been plugging over the past two months. Looks to be a little rainy, but should be a success and alot of fun.

 

Pain.

Marlinslogo_13Jimmyeatworldpain
The Marlins aren’t playing as bad as their record shows, but this season really has been painful. Potential wins are are being squandered too easily. The Fish can’t afford to lose those close games, especially to mediocre teams like Washington, Cincinatti and San Diego. Here’s that silly little montage I threw together which shows some things that consume us as Marlin fans. I’m sure I’ll get better at these as time go on, in the meantime, deal with it. Hopefully we can pull out a win tonight against the Reds.

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