He just doesn't know where to watch a game...The Angels have $3 tickets and sitting in the boxes (10 rows from the field down the first baseline) can be as low as $33. Parking is only $8 (which I thought was a lot until I went to the Dodger's game)...yeah food is expensive but who goes to the game and buys food? We bring our own munchies and drinks (okay..you have to buy their beer) so we can get the whole family into a game for about $32 cheaper than a movie
posted by Monica Poland at 02:26 AM on September 20
I have not read the answer to this question -- does having 3 times the "normal" level of testosterone give her an advantage?
posted by Monica Poland at 01:38 AM on September 14
I like it better than the Herschel Walker trade...
I don't think that the Vikings are any worse off.
posted by Monica Poland at 06:02 PM on August 19
Well, obviously I am the cousin who shows up and knows absolutely nothing about the gathering, tries to participate and manages to spectacularly not get it right. Thank you for the accolades and for allowing me to come to your party. It was fun and I am glad that I came. Thanks Dr. J for hosting the party and for the lovely awards; I will be waiting by the mailbox for the arrival of my 3 spectacularly expensive and gaudy trophies -- 2 Constanzas and 1 for getting 2 Constanzas.
posted by Monica Poland at 08:37 PM on November 28
Montreal by 13
posted by Monica Poland at 01:06 AM on November 22
Montreal by 3
Calgary by 9
If I'm not too late....been distracted by fires and winds here in the OC
posted by Monica Poland at 01:15 AM on November 16
Since I did so well on my own during the regular season, I got some advice.My 9 year old (who doesn't know that there is a CFL) has told me to pick
posted by Monica Poland at 10:54 PM on November 06
Thanks Dr. J. Maybe next year, I can actually watch a game (or at least a highlight) and do better.
Good job to all of you. Great job Tommy.
posted by Monica Poland at 04:34 PM on November 03
Saskatchewan by 9
Edmonton by 3
Winnipeg by 11
Calgary by 17
Am I eligible for the "award" since I missed two weeks of picking (not that it would have added many points but I don't want to take anyone's trophy if I am not eligible)
posted by Monica Poland at 12:13 PM on October 29
Calgary by 21
Edmonton by 2
British Columbia by 12
Montreal by 7
posted by Monica Poland at 09:36 PM on October 23
Rays in 7
posted by Monica Poland at 10:54 PM on October 20
British Columbia by 8
Montreal by 4
Calgary by 9
Saskatchewan by 18
I missed last week because I was in the wilds of Oceanside (okay just because there was a shopping center across the street it doesn't mean it wasn't roughing it. There was no wifi).
posted by Monica Poland at 07:19 PM on October 16
Lowe (NL), Shields (AL)
posted by Monica Poland at 03:56 AM on October 08
Coming back to win game 3 on the road after losing 2 at home takes a lot of character and Chutzpah. It seems that the Cubs ran out of both.
posted by Monica Poland at 03:08 PM on October 06
And thanks Dr. J for doing these. It's a lot of fun
posted by Monica Poland at 03:45 PM on October 02
Obviously my picks from last week didn't post (it's the hit the button twice thing that I am still having trouble getting used to.) Oh well, back in the cellar again.
Let's see if I can do it right this time.
B.C. by 4
Calgary by 2
Montreal by 6
Winnipeg by 11
posted by Monica Poland at 03:44 PM on October 02
Thanks for doing this Dr. J
posted by Monica Poland at 11:39 AM on October 01
Angels in 4
Rays in 4
Cubs in 5
Brewers in 5
posted by Monica Poland at 11:38 AM on October 01
Twins by 1
posted by Monica Poland at 12:50 AM on September 30
gee as a taxpayer and an insuree (they took over my insurance without even a please) does that mean I get double the shares?
posted by Monica Poland at 05:57 PM on September 21
Winnipeg by 7
Calgary by 13
Saskatchewan by 8
Montreal by 6
posted by Monica Poland at 06:37 PM on September 18
posted by Monica Poland at 01:36 PM on September 11
If it's not too late (I've been with my mom who has been hospitalized for the last 2 days so I have had no internet access)
posted by Monica Poland at 02:04 AM on September 05
Montreal by 7
Saskatchewan by 14
Calgary by 9
Toronto by 12
Thanks for doing this
I'm hoping this is my break through week.
posted by Monica Poland at 05:14 PM on August 27
My 9 year old son was in an instructional league last spring. He was beaned in the side of the head by a pitcher who threw between 40 and 50 (but he hit at least one batter every time he pitched). My son survived the beaning and after shaking it off and running the baseline got back in the box and faced the pitcher again (he struck out but then the next time he faced him he was the only one on the team to make contact -- he wasn't awarded a base for being hit because the ump called time and the pitcher didn't hear him and threw anyway. My son wasn't ready and had his head turned so the ball caught his on the ear protector -- it hurt but he didn't cry). All this to say, that 40 MPH is not too fast for 9 year olds (that's the speed he works on in the batting cages. Most pitchers throw at least that fast).
The other parents seem to be most upset that the team is dominating the league and are using the pitcher as an excuse (He is playing on a team other than the team that wanted him). The team won when he didn't pitch and I am sure that the kid can't pitch every inning or every game (they have rules against that). Leave the intrigue and posturing for Olympic host nations.
So let the boy pitch. Make all the parents (and the league officials) be quiet or be banned from games. And next time, put him in a different league because this kind of bickering and fighting take all the fun out of a game.
posted by Monica Poland at 05:08 PM on August 27
How can anyone afford to go to these games? We get the $5 tickets in the view section to see the Angels and bring our own food and drinks (and not only are we allowed to bring in our own sunscreen, they also give away sunscreen there in case you forget yours). It doesn't cost more than $50 for the 8 of us to go to the game. Do the Yankees or the Mets do anything like that?
posted by Monica Poland at 11:02 AM on August 26
Except the rules say that you must be a certain age (those rules established to protect the girls) and if you were younger and you won then it would be cheating.
Since other websites and sources (even government ones) seem to be disappearing faster than dissidents and Christians, I'd say that something is afoot and there is a conspiracy of some sort.
posted by Monica Poland at 04:50 PM on August 23
Edmonton by 8
British Columbia by 9
posted by Monica Poland at 11:15 AM on August 20
We've missed you weedy (and it just seems that long without your acerbic comments)
posted by Monica Poland at 11:06 AM on August 19
Great post! Thanks for sharing!
posted by Monica Poland at 12:47 AM on August 19
Great FPP Joey -- succinct and to the point!
Back in the 70's you could watch swimming on Wide World of Sports. Maybe now they'll bring back swimming on TV.
and yep Cavic was wrong (unless it was his way of motivating Phelps to win).
posted by Monica Poland at 07:03 PM on August 17
Dr. J you're a star!
Hamilton by 17
Toronto by 8
posted by Monica Poland at 02:04 AM on August 13
Montreal by 9 BC by 17 Toronto by 12 Calgary by 21
posted by Monica Poland at 09:13 AM on July 30
Montreal by 14 Toronto by 7 Winnipeg by 9 Hamilton by 11
posted by Monica Poland at 12:05 AM on July 22
Emancipated107 -- isn't it more important how you perform during?
posted by Monica Poland at 11:46 PM on July 18
I've learned not to drink and read sportsfi so no one owes me a new keyboard.
posted by Monica Poland at 12:33 PM on July 16
For the second week in a row, I managed to double my point total! Stampedeers by 9 Lions by 12 Allouettes by 5 Eskimos by 8
posted by Monica Poland at 01:10 PM on July 14
Montreal by 6 Toronto by 12 BC by 3 Saskatchewan by 9
posted by Monica Poland at 10:28 AM on July 07
The solution is: Duct tape -- can be used to keep both drunks and children quiet and seated.
posted by Monica Poland at 12:07 AM on July 03
How do you get pucks? I've been to a dozen or so games and never have gotten one!
posted by Monica Poland at 12:36 PM on July 01
I remember this story even though I have never been a basketball fan. The impact of his story is not that he died but the results of his death (the war on drugs -- stricter laws and enforcement). Because his death brought drug use to the public's attention, Congress reacted and hurriedly passed laws that met the public's demands but were they really the right laws with the right consequences?
posted by Monica Poland at 10:56 AM on July 01
Ignorance may be bliss but it also puts you in the running for the Costanza! No where to go but up from here. Toronto by 13 Calgary by 9 Montreal by 3 B.C. by 4 Thanks for doing this Dr. J (I joined this year because last year you guys made this so much fun)
posted by Monica Poland at 10:53 AM on July 01
At least my son (the Angel fan) can say to his friend (the Dodger fan) -- my team no-hit your team!
posted by Monica Poland at 10:12 AM on July 01
I took my two sons and two of their friends to a game recently. We were able to get 3 balls during batting practice -- all of them tossed by the Angels outfielders. I am glad this guy wasn't there so they had a chance. I am amazed that he can get that many. My oldest did get two during one batting practice between the Padres and the Rockies. (I don't bring a glove to the game either-- I bring boys!). Although I did get one off a HR during batting practice at Dodger stadium before I had children.
posted by Monica Poland at 10:05 AM on July 01
I had to break the news to my children that Filmore had died. Some day when they are older, they can get to know Filmore's other side. .
posted by Monica Poland at 01:57 PM on June 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats by 5 B.C. Lions by 3 Toronto Argonauts by 11 Saskatchewan Roughriders by 7 Thanks, Dr. John for doing this (and allowing us south of the border to participate).
posted by Monica Poland at 02:55 PM on June 21
Thanks for doing this YYM.
posted by Monica Poland at 12:23 PM on June 07
Thanks for doing this NoMich. It was fun.
posted by Monica Poland at 12:03 PM on June 05
Wings in 7 Zetterberg and Crosby Osgood
posted by Monica Poland at 09:33 AM on May 21
posted by Monica Poland at 06:07 PM on May 15
Tahoe I'm only steppin on your head because of the alphabet.
posted by Monica Poland at 10:49 AM on May 09
Thanks BI -- great post. The tears are still flowing. I am inspired. Best wishes to Mrs. Thx--you both are in our prayers.
posted by Monica Poland at 11:38 AM on May 08
I am basically in the basement in all pools so....here goes nothing. In the Battle of the D cities (alphabetical not grades) wings (Zetterberg) over stars (Morrow) in 7 games In the Battle for Penn's Wood (or the P cities) flightless birds (Crosby) over flyers (Richards) in 6 games
posted by Monica Poland at 02:36 PM on May 06
San Jose (Cheechoo) over Dallas (Morrow) in 6 Detroit (Zetterberg) over Colorado (Statsny) in 6 games Flyers (Briere) over Habs(Kovalev) in 7 games Rangers (Shanahan) over Pens(Malkin) in 6 games
posted by Monica Poland at 11:12 AM on April 24
I'm thinking that the Vikes have the 8-8 covered.
posted by Monica Poland at 12:18 AM on April 22
Can the rest of the cellar dwellers join in guitar hero (which I won't win either but when they invent tuba hero---watch out)? Owlhouse -- my teams are discouraged that you didn't pick them!
posted by Monica Poland at 11:18 PM on April 20
If you really wanted to curse them, wouldn't it have been better to put a Tampa Bay shirt under the Yanks clubhouse?
posted by Monica Poland at 12:44 AM on April 16
Bruins in 6 (Kovalev/Sturm) Senators in 6 (Malkin/Heatley) Flyers in 5 (Ovechkin/Prospal) Rangers in 7 (Parise/Jagr) Redwings in 4 (Zetterberg/Dumont) Avalanche in 7 (Hejduk/Gaborik) Ducks in 5 (Getzlaf/Morrow) Flames in 6 (Iginla/Cheechoo) Goalies: Giguere, Price
posted by Monica Poland at 04:20 PM on April 10
posted by Monica Poland at 11:30 AM on April 10
Congratulations, Yukon Thanks, Apoch Good job, Ufez
posted by Monica Poland at 05:46 PM on February 04
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