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!
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.
Give 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.
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.
Tips & 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" size="50" border="0"></iframe>
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.
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
- 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" border="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" style="width: 171px; height: 140px;">
Have fun, let me know how it works on your site!
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