LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

Fisher-Price Thomas The Train Take-N-Play Spiral Tower Tracks with Thomas

Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 15, 2019

Ty BB 2.0 Heartland - Bear (Ty Store Exclusive) by Ty Beanie Baby

The Avengers Spider Man PVC Figures Toys Spiderman Figures Dolls Gifts for Kids 11Cm 10Pcs Lot Hrfg499 - Captain America Legends - Super Hero Figures for Boys
Shelves ZR- Wooden Side End Table Coffee Table Desk Open Storage Book Magazine Shelving Organiser Unit For Living Room (color Wood color)

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy


8 Comments

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

T&H Home Artistic Blanket, Merry Christmas Cute Snowman Soft Flannel Fleece Bed Blacket for Couch, Throw Blanket for Cover Men Women Aults Kids Girls Boys 50 x60

It happened at McDonalds, probably from the salt or grease or maybe that’s the same thing? It was the Egg McMuffin, hashbrown in the envelope, and coffee. I felt orgasmic elation while chewing and swallowing. I did it often, at least once a week, a religion of sorts. I was hooked and every final chew and swallow made me feel miserable and alone. I wanted more and more and when that craving seeped into the post breakfast hours, I knew I had a problem so I went to the Problems Center and stated my claim.

“McDonalds,” I said, “The Egg McMuffin to be more specific and those hash browns in the sleeve.”

“Next” said the intake counselor, shooing me off to the side and out the door. They apparently expected alcoholism, a mental disorder or drug addiction. I felt even worse than when I entered, more alienated and alone like my problem didn’t exist.

But I still had my baseball cards to manhandle, to store and stack in violent spurts, to fling against the wall, to go all Mussolini on and in the process purge my demons or at least take my mind off salt, thanks to the sugar-coated piece of cardboard rectangular gum inserted in each pack. Dealers would be no doubt be around every corner, in drugstores, pharmacies, five and dimes, ma and pa’s, just like the old days. For 50 cents, I could quickly slip into the wax pack daze again….726 or 792 cards to complete a set, enflaming my already off the charts obsessive compulsive disorder, but a cure for boredom, a fuck you McDonalds and your salt. I would have something bigger and sweeter – sugar, baseball cards. I would be released into something else, into a cardboard craze like when I was a kid.

My favorite card of all time was a Topps 1980 Gorman Thomas, favorite not because he’s squatting on the grass, bat aimed down, donut at the end, Gorman with that golden lion look, the handlebar moustache, long hair, and ready to go, ready to face anyone attitude…..all that’s cool, but it was my favorite card for a different reason, favorite because I couldn’t get it.

I bought up the whole fucking Bears Pharmacy, wasted all my paper route money and still no Gorman and I was growing up in Milwaukee at the time, weird, no Topps regional loyalty. I got every other card in the set, but no Gorman. The summer passed and eventually I got it, don’t remember much more, other than standing on cement and feeling a sense of relief.

That was a long time ago, but the cure was real. Why not today? Because something happened to the hobby. I don’t write for the economic herald so I won’t even begin to try to unravel what went down. The only thing I know for sure is that more sets were introduced and the price of cards went way up. Fast forward even more years and some cards are available only on-line and only during a short window of time. A clever idea to immortalize a moment, but what the hell can you do with a digital card?

The other day I get an email from a friend. He lives in Vancouver, Washington. He sent me an article about a baseball card bunker paradise. Some guy is opening up a vault and charging people a percentage to store their cards for that futuristic day when the cards will be worth something.

I’m more communist than anything else, not the corrupted version, but the kind that gives everyone healthcare, taxes the rich more than the poor and so on. I don’t like this bunker baseball card idea. It screams of more baseball cards as an investment. I get the idea of preserving the cards as historic relics like cave paintings or ancient Mesopotamian texts. I guess the investors with glass do just this but at what cost? I thought the fun was buying massive amounts of cards, trying to complete sets, trading on street corners if need be, and yeh, they might get damaged, but let me ask you a question…

Would you rather have a hoe stained by saber-toothed tiger blood or a hoe in perfect condition?

There must be a balance between private vaults perfection and Jefferson Burdick who not only invented the number system on the backs of cards, but didn’t protect the cards in sleeves or plastic. He did the adult equivalent of cards stuck in spokes and flipping them against the wall, as they should be maybe because nothing really lasts forever unless people want to go all mummy like and be buried with their cards. Hey that’s not a bad idea, not to be mummified with the cards, but bury them in a suitcase for some future gang of kids to discover. But then they’ll take them inside and mom and dad will say,

“Hey those might be worth something.”

Ah screw it, I’m going to buy an egg McMuffin for breakfast.

 


CHASOEA Rubber Duck Summer Quilt Comforter Lake Animals and Plants with Lily Flowers Reeds Cane in The Pond Nature Park Digital Printing Blanket 60 x50 White Green

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

Mono Lakes Tufa Cathedral by Yvette Depaepe, 14x14-Inch

Playmobil 9371 Police Money Transporter Building SetOncegod Knee Blanket Ocean Sea Honeymoon Travel Blanket on Bed Sofa Bedding 60 W x 51 L1 144 Luftwaffe multi-purpose fighter EF2000 31st Fighter Wing bombing painted (SNM08) (japan import)

2) But who cares about charisma, wearing woes on your sleeve, and all that. Jesus already died on the cross. In 2017 Santana demonstrated tremendous opposite field power….tremendous!

2) He also did a damn good Mike Hargrove imitation, messing with pitcher’s mound mind to the like of 4.10 pitches per plate appearance, good enough for 24th in all of baseball.

Yeh sure he slumped in 2018 but what the hell did the Brewers expect? They forked over their top prospect to get Christian Yelich and signed Lorenzo Cain…..good moves, great moves, took them to the brink of the World Series, but a big screw you to Santana’s 30 home runs the previous season.

1360 Mamod Trailer with chains and logs TR1ALEGO Star Wars AAT(TM) 75029Zonxn 3D Touch colorful Visual Figure Skating Modelling Led Nightlight Sport Series Desk Lamp for Kids Gift USB Lamp for Decor BedsideSanring Mandala,Rod Curtains Boho Blooming Flower 42 X63 Backout Curtains for Kids Iving RoomVT Mini Pumper Fire Rescue Battery Operated Bump and Go Toy Truck w Flashing Lights, SoundsNew Winter Big Wild Diamond Crown Brooch pin Badge Freshwater Pearl Hoop

Either way, here’s to you Domingo, you were here and now you’ll be there, in Seattle. The Suicide Crew will be watching and know that nothing lasts forever, everyone destined down the drain, Ted Williams came and went, Tony Gwynn too….

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy


Leave a comment

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

One witches tit-booger freeze-dead of winter day, they slipped into their avocado boots and ducked down into the subway catacombs. There were four of them. They arranged it that way…four corners…..Fuck Bi-Polar. They were Quatro-Polar.

They called it Operation Flipskin.

Bed Blanket Turkey,American Football Player Bird in Cartoon Style Funny Animal Character Sports Theme,Multicolor All Season Light Weight Living Room Bedroom 35 x60 SDIII 3PC American Football Sheet Sets Twin Size Sport Bedding Sheet Sets with Flat Fitted Sheet for Boys, Girls and Teens17100 Cargo Kit Assorted Crates, Boxes, Sacks & More pkg(90) HO Scale AccessoriesFine Kids Beach Toy Set, Outdoor Sandbox Toys Summer Beach Toy Beach Table Includes Sand Bucket, Shovel, Rakes, Watering Can and MoreSara Nautical Medieval Armor Functional Historical Black 300 Spartan Movie Shield 18 InchesWeighted Blanket for Kids,Henna,Retro Nature Revival Pattern with Lotus Mandala Inspired Elements Spirals Curls,Pale Brown Ivory,Weighted Blanket for Adults Kids, Better Deeper Sleep 35 x60

The weep and wails of mothers echoing in the subway chamber began to fade fast. The Suicide Crew marched on, towards Peoria, Rockford, Beloit, Janesville, and parts unknown, all the way to Milwaukee, home sick as they may be; they made it, upturned sewer cap and all, right there, they arrived in front of the Historical Society on some such downtown streets and what a surprise to find a plaque commemorating the birthplace of the American League, the words chiseled forever or until water wears it all away.

“On the night of March 5, 1900….” and so on, a bunch of bigwigs including Connie Mack and Ban Johnson met to flip off those self-righteous National League bastards and establish their own league.

Winther Duo Three Wheeled Scooter by Winther DuoLaliva 4Pairs XT30 XT60 XT60U XT60H Plug Cable Male Female Connector Wire Silicone Line Extension Cord for Battery RC Drone - (color 15cm XT60 14AWG)BelleAckerman Fuzzy Blanket Letter G,Athletic Theme Concept Youthful Teenager Boys Girls Activity Font for Sports Fans,Multicolor Warm Blanket for Autumn Winter 35 x60 4-step Ladder Solid Wood Dual-use Stair Chair Stool Multifunction Household Climb Dining Table Chairs (color Cherry color)Znzbzt Bedroom Wall Sticker Art Wall Paper Wall Decoration 3D self Adhesive Wallpaper, Dandelion GirlRuss Berrie Beige Pancake Doll with Rattle 12 by Russ

 


7 Comments

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

i’m drinking to Harold Baines tonight; heck i’m drinking to him right now. he was always my favorite player. i loved his swing and high leg kick and amazing arm in right field, maybe not the best range but he had a big glove so that helped. . American Muscle 1 18 Ford Mustang King Cobra 1972 (japan import)Noche Buena 2012 Holiday Horse - 16th in Series by Reeves (Breyer) Int'l [Toy]3 D Crystal Toy Gloden Funny Dolpin Hand Bowl Glass Dollhouse Miniatures Decoration

Anyway, he’s in the HOF now and well, i don’t really care, in or out, like a belly button, don’t matter to me. I’ll still love his humble attitude. Ozzy Guillen said the two of them once drove from Chicago to Milwaukee and Baines didn’t say a word and what about all his game winning rbi’s! When did they stop keeping that stat? I remember him having lots of them. Then there’s him as a DH, Sock Monkey Tumbling Car by WestminsterHedgehog Patterned Blanket Sketch Art for Kids Mushrooms and Cute Forest Animals with Dots Beach Blanket Pale Grey Pale orange White Size 59 x35.5 Toyvian RC Drift Racing Car 1 16 High Speed Electric Rock Climbing Vehicle Toy for Kids 2.4G (Red)

I find life’s riddle, sometimes anyway can be solved by keeping busy and what does a dh do? Watch film of pitchers? Do a crossword puzzle? Pick their nose? There’s no option of running around the block or working an 8-4 or writing a novel unless you’re Jim Bouton or Brosnan but they were pitchers. Cut off your eye brows? A DH sounds both boring and hard. Baines did it and hit well or well enough.

1 step stool YXX Wood 4 Treads Ladder for Adults, Indoor Folding Bar Chair Stepladder Storage Shelf, 264 Lb Capacity (color 1)Trademark Fine Art Kasumi Four by color Bakery, Black Matte, Wood Frame 11x11, Wall ArtLittleton Coin Lcf36 Presidential Small Dollar Folder by Littleton CoinTrademark Fine Art Peace by Carrie Schmitt, White Matte, Black Frame, 11 X 11 Marvel Batman Plush Doll Stuffed Toy 12 InchesWei Ni Hua Genuine Crystal Brooch pin Badge Gilded Wings Brooch pin Badge pin Drop Pectoral Women Girls Gift


1998 The X-Files Action Figure Series 1 - Agent Scully with Alien

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

The Brewers beat the Dodgers last night. It was Friday the 19th and 19 was the number worn by Brewer’s shortstop Robin Yount in the 1982 World Series.

So now there will be a game 7 of the National League Championship. It’s set to be played tonight, Saturday, October 20th. That was the number worn by Brewer’s center fielder Gorman Thomas. He also played in the 1982 Series.

First pitch is set for 8:09. Add the numbers, 8+9 and you get 17….the number worn by Jim Gantner who you guessed it also played in that 1982 Series, as the Brewers’ second baseman.

 

American Educational Variation and Evolution Fossil Kit
Leave a comment

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

19.
that’s the number Robin Yount wore in 1982…last time the Brewers were in the World Series. I think I’m repeating myself, but they won the other night when the game’s first pitch 7:39 added up to 19 and well, they’re playing tonight on the 19th of October and in desperate need of a win, down 2-3 to the mighty Dodgers.

Steely Dan’s Hey Nineteen song was released in 1980, the same year the Brewers acquired Ted Simmons, Rollie Fingers, and Pete Vuckovich from the Cardinals in probably the franchise’s most significant trade of all time….significant because all three players were instrumental in the Brewers winning both in 1981 and 1982.

And that song, Hey Nineteen, ran on the charts for you guessed it…19 weeks.

Go Brewers!

Cabbage Patch Cuties Samantha Witch 9 Inch Soft Body Baby Doll - Harvest Helper Collection
1 Comment

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

Clayton Kershaw pitched game 1 of the NLCS and lost…lost bad. He was barking at his teammates or it sure seemed like he was while walking off the mound. Kershaw can’t pitch too well when Scott Barry is the home plate umpire and Berry was calling balls and strikes in game 1. He’s faced 126 batters with Barry as home plate ump and he’s given up 31 hits including 7 long balls and get this, Simplicity New Fashion Baby Safety Helmet Toddler Head Predection Cap, PrincessTrademark Fine Art Citron Flux IV by June Erica Vess, 14x14Laliva V950 Main Blade redors Pipe Shaft Tail Cap Motor Bearing Explorers Series of Flight RC Helicoper Spare Laliva (color 027 Tail Pipe)Poolmaster Riviera Wet Dry Sun Lounge( colors may vary )Carburetor (61C) 95AX 29087000 (Japan import The package and the manual are written in Japanese)Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster - 41130

Now the series is tied 1-1 and in LA for the next three nights…..tonight at 7:39 eastern time. Strange time for a start of game. But if you add up the numbers, 7+3+9, you get 19, the same number Robin Yount wore his entire career as a Brewer, including 1982, ALAZA Home Decor Magic Night Sky Sugar Skull Halloween Blanket Soft Warm Blankets Bed Couch Sofa Lightweight Travelling Camping 60 x 50 Inch Throw Size Kids Boys Womencolor01 42 x72 (W106cmxL182cm) NUOMANAN Bedroom Curtain Kids,Various Animals Riding on Train in The Park with Mountains Cartoon Style Illustration,Multicolor,Insulating Room Darkening Blackout Drapes for Bedroom 42 x45 Puzzled 3628 Resin Pen - Alligator ManCrabee Warm Blanket Doubting Isolated Tired Girl Skepticism Emotion All Season for Couch or Bed 40 Wx60 LMarvel Captain America Puzzle Bag Resealable Civil War Heroscolor11 70 x90 Inch Baby Blanket Birthday,Happy Birthday Sign on The Tropical Beach in Hawaii Exotic Sweet Surprise Theme,Multicolor Weighted Blanket for Adults Kids, Better Deeper Sleep 50 x60

Owl Wall Sticker Scene Ladder Tree Wall Decal Baby Nursery Home Decor available in 8 Sizes X-Large Digital

Leaf Flying, Green Queen,79''x91'' ORIHOME Bedding Set Twin Full Queen King Flowers Leaf Print- 4 Piece Bedding Sets - Teen Bedding for Girls Bedroom(Without Quilts) Zhi 0805 (Flower Fruit, Grey, Queen,79''x91'')
Honda Tadakatsu Samurai mini armor figure 1 (japan import)

LEGO Minifigures LEGO Minifigures 4-Pack - Simpsons nudqqh1832-New toy

Rockies manager Bud Black said he was proud of his team, that they played hard to reach the playoffs. Then they went out and beat the Cubs in 13 innings to win the wild card and a chance to play Milwaukee in the next round.

Speaking of which, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he had one thing on his mind – the World Series.