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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:21 am 
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Ralphie wrote:
See what I mean? Things are different this year. This team doesn't roll over and die like they did in prior years.


I agree. Would really like to see them get a taste of .500. I think that would give them another confidence shot in the arm and finally push them over that hump. This team can play better than it has.

In a related matter, it will be interesting to see what NH does come July should the Pirates be more than a few games over .500. I still believe he needs to move players for young talent, but that poses a public relations backlash should he decide to go that way. It will be a tough decision, but it's a good tough decision. A nice change of pace after many years of bad tough decisions!


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:03 pm 
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One game at a time. First we need to get there and it has been a major problem when playing the American League. But surely our guys have more confidence this morning after what I consider a huge win for them.
That really was a team effert from starting pitching to relievers to defense and even offense as everyone was working together to make it happen. Now, maybe we have the formula.

What do you think Bassoon-man? Are you getting a little more optimistic? Want to change your thoughts about these 22 games?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:34 pm 
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Being from Maryland, I take a lot of crap about being a Pirates fan. We HAVE to take 2 of 3 from the Orioles, especially the Friday night game, which I am taking my son and several of his friends to for his birthday.

If there is an organization that comes close to the disarray that the Pirates have shown the last 15 years, it is the O's.

AZ- 2-2
Nats- 2-1
O's- 2-1
Sox- 1-2
B.J.s 2-1
Yanks 1-2
Rays- 2-1

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:43 pm 
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bradf wrote:

AZ- 2-2


Way to go out on a limb there, brad. :lol:

Following your cue, I plan to post my prediction on these 22 games on June 30. Even still, I could be wrong... :shock:


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Hey, it's the first damn thing I've got right this year....leave me alone!!! If I were Randy Johnson you would be on a stretcher by now! ;)


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If I were Randy Johnson you would be on a stretcher by now! ;)


I nominate that as the MLB Quote of the Year.

Dougie would have knocked Big Unit into the next century.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:31 pm 
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Johnson has always put on this "I'm a bad ass" attitude. I would like to see him take a swing at some guy 10 inches shorter than him. I would also like to see how his cranky back would react to it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:37 pm 
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I am still going to take it one game at a time.....right sub? I am becoming more hopeful mainly because of the people who are running this team now from the manager to the FO.

IF the Pirates can win these next three games against the Nats, I will definitely feel much much better about this team. The Nats are a team the Pirates must dominate to reach that .500 mark and get above it. The Pirates need to begin to start separating themselves from the bottom teams by winning the series against those teams or by sweeping all of the games against those teams.

When I will REALLY believe things have changed is when the Bucs begin Interleague play. If they can manage to stay at .500 with the AL teams, then I think I'll be really be ready to celebrate!

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I know. I'm with you. Can never gain real comfort with them because they always fall apart.

Let's just make them win.

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:26 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Johnson has always put on this "I'm a bad ass" attitude. I would like to see him take a swing at some guy 10 inches shorter than him. I would also like to see how his cranky back would react to it.


On Monday, Mientkiewicz had a chance to respond to Johnson's comments.

"I've been on a stretcher before and, technically, he's been out of the game for three years in my mind," Mientkiewicz said, alluding to Johnson's seasons with the Yankees and his injury-plagued 2007 campaign. "That just shows me how mentally weak he is. That's why he got out of [New York]."

Johnson played in New York from 2005-06 before returning to the D-backs rotation in '07.

"New York beat him down, let's put it that way," said Mientkiewicz, in no mood to apologize for his outspokenness. "He doesn't have intimidating stuff anymore, so I'm not going to stand for it."

"It affected him completely," Mientkiewicz said. "I know how mentally weak he is. I tried to take the high road, [but] not anymore."


http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080610&content_id=2882856&vkey=news_pit&fext=.jsp&c_id=pit

I love it!! Lets hope Johnson makes it into August when next they play.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Argentum, I've been wondering about your signature line.

I'm pretty sure you are in fact not my Huckleberry, but let's suppose you were. What exactly would be the nature of our relationship?


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Ralphie wrote:
Argentum, I've been wondering about your signature line.

I'm pretty sure you are in fact not my Huckleberry, but let's suppose you were. What exactly would be the nature of our relationship?


I believe thats a quote from Doc Holiday from Tombstone...

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nad69dan wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
Argentum, I've been wondering about your signature line.

I'm pretty sure you are in fact not my Huckleberry, but let's suppose you were. What exactly would be the nature of our relationship?


I believe thats a quote from Doc Holiday from Tombstone...


You are correct.

Ralphie, if you haven't done so already, check out the movie, it's very good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108358/


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That's ok, you don't have to answer the question if you don't want to.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:27 am 
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Ralphie wrote:
That's ok, you don't have to answer the question if you don't want to.


Why Ralphie, if I didn't know any better, I'd swear you are trying to provoke me.

I can answer the question, but it's best defined by how it's used in the movie. A written response won't do it justice. Plain and simple, "I'm your Huckleberry" loosely translates into "I'm the right man for the job". Usually in response to some sort of challenge. For example:

Ralphie says, "I'm looking to start an internet discussion forum fight because I'm in a bad mood."

Argentum replies, "I'm your Huckleberry".


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Thanks, Huck. That was a lot easier than watching the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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So far we are 8-9 during this stretch, with 5 left to play.

Not too bad, but still disappointing. It could have been a lot better.

Getting 3 of the next 5 to make it 11-11 is doable.


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Argentum wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
That's ok, you don't have to answer the question if you don't want to.


Why Ralphie, if I didn't know any better, I'd swear you are trying to provoke me.

I can answer the question, but it's best defined by how it's used in the movie. A written response won't do it justice. Plain and simple, "I'm your Huckleberry" loosely translates into "I'm the right man for the job". Usually in response to some sort of challenge. For example:

Ralphie says, "I'm looking to start an internet discussion forum fight because I'm in a bad mood."

Argentum replies, "I'm your Huckleberry".


Quite possibly one of my favorite movie lines in a fantastic movie.

Ralphie,

Gas to go to Blockbuster: $80

Movie rental cost: $2.50

Watching Tombstone for yourself.... priceless

By the way, Argentum, I used that line in a thread talking to Elmer(incorrectly I might add), but it generated a good response.


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