Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, here’s the best bastardization of baseball stats in the service of a pro-union message I’ve read since breakfast. “So we’ll march day and night, by the left field light tower; they have the brats, but we have the power . . .” Or something.

With that out of the way, between a pressing bit of legal work and the desire to get a jump on a three-day weekend, I’m going to have to call it a day. As usual, there are some posts over at NBC for your consideration (Griffey! The San Jose A’s! Papelbon! Trey Hillman!). Sorry, no Yankees-Red Sox red meat for the NBC masses today. They’re probably all shouted out for a couple of days anyway.

If you’re travelling this weekend, be safe. Come to think of it, be safe even if you’re not travelling. Even drinking at home can be dangerous. Just ask William Holden.

Have a nice weekend everyone.


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APBA Guy
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APBA Guy
Good luck getting the rights to SJ without massive intervention from the Commissioner and serious cash to the Gigantes. Even though the transfer of SJ (actually, Santa Clara County) territorial rights to the Giants was relatively recent (during the Haas ownership of the A’s, after Finley), Bill Neukom (managing GP of the Giants and former General Counsel for Microsoft) will undoubtedly act and expect others to act as if those rights had been carried from the mount by Moses himself. Given that this is Northern California, where everyone has an opinion and fervently believes that opinion is not only right,… Read more »
The Rabbit
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The Rabbit
Re Griffey: I was thinking about the very same thing last night when I was watching the Mariner game. One “obvious” solution might be to offer him a bench coach position. If media reports are accurate, he’s very positive influence on the younger players on the team. In addition, Ichiro (I know he’s a veteran.) stated in an article this year that this is the first time he was actually “happy” and it was due to Griffey. Might be a good idea to keep him around. Re: Red Sox-Yankees: You mentioned Papelbon so that may be enough to get the… Read more »
Simon DelMonte
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Simon DelMonte

The ‘Topes win a game !  The ‘Topes win a game!

David
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David
I love how MLB and the mainstream media celebrate Memorial Day with this laughably pompous lionization of the military (most hilariously, of living government workers in the military)…. ….And yet when it’s Labor Day, nobody gives a f—- about the 5,000+ workplace fatalities in the U.S. every year.  (Oh, I almost forgot: work actually builds civilization and creates wealth.  But nevermind all that, America, go back to worshiping the military.  Don’t mind those Easterners from China and Sri Lanka and Pakistan and Indonesia who are smarter, hungrier, and harder working than you are.  Sure, American men might be utterly worthless… Read more »
aaronempty
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aaronempty

There’s power in the union, there’s power in the land, there’s power in the hands of the worker…there is power in the union

Will
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Will

David, could you ride your other hobbyhorse for a while? You know, the one about how corrupt the umpires in MLB are?

Ron
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Ron

David, with all due respect, I spent 20 years in the military. So did my father. Both my brothers also served. I had a cousin wounded at St Mere Eglise, and an uncle who died of in France in WWI, as well as one who still suffers from events as a front-line troop in Vietnam.

Feel free to kiss my a$$ at any time.

David
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David
Ron, 20 years, eh?  Well that means that you’re pensioned in (20 years to retirement….only in the government!) and your entire career was lived off taxpayer dollars.  So I’m sure that you have an especially strong love for Labor Day because it celebrates all the producers who’ve made your career possible, right? As far as kissing your butt goes, We both know that you get PLENTY of that already, and I don’t like standing in lines. Sorry, chief I will NEVER join modern America’s idolatry of you.  I’ll accord you the same civility and recognition I do all people: your… Read more »
David
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David

Happy Labor Day, American workers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuc4BI5NWU

Greg Simons
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Greg Simons

“I can’t wait to turn on ESPN’s games on Monday afternoon to watch them turn Labor Day into a celebration of the military.  I know that they’re gonna do it!  I guarantee.  (And if the 5% chance that they don’t actually occurs, I’ll own up to it.  But it won’t.)  I promise a celebration of the military before the first pitch and at the 7th Inning stretch.”

So, did this happen, David?

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