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    Bad Tattoo of the Week
Is there any doubt that this guy has a tattoo of Susanna Hoffs walking like an Egyptian on his other leg?

    Bad Tattoo of the Week

    Is there any doubt that this guy has a tattoo of Susanna Hoffs walking like an Egyptian on his other leg?

    — 1 week ago
    #bad tattoo  #humor  #lol  #tattoo  #worst tattoo  #funny 
    Fiat 500X Aims to Battle Mini Countryman
The Fiat and Chrysler merger that recently spawned the debut of the Jeep Renegade, due to hit showrooms later this year, has also resulted in the extension of Fiat’s 500 line of vehicles. The Italian automaker will roll the new 500X out to dealers in early 2015.
The 500X is Fiat’s first foray into the lucrative crossover market. The four door vehicle will battle the Mini Countryman for market share. At a time when Mini is actually increasing the size of some of its vehicles, a larger Clubman concept was recently unveiled, Fiat is expanding the scope of its compact offerings.
Fiat purchased the remaining shares of Chrysler in January, a move that completed the merger several years in the making. The new partnership wasted no time in leveraging new assets. The new Fiat 500X will share a platform with the aforementioned Jeep Renegade. Both new vehicles will be manufactured at a recently upgraded Fiat factory in Melfi, Italy.
Details on the new 500X are hard to come by at this point but the car is expected to feature Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Fiat is also reportedly working on a revamped 500 that will feature a modified body and touchscreen controls. The Fiat 500 was Europe’s top selling car in 2013. The redesigned 500 likely won’t be available to buyers until sometime in 2016.
If you’re interested in learning more about Fiat’s developments, or test driving a 500, pay a visit to the professionals at Fiat of Newport News in Virginia.

    Fiat 500X Aims to Battle Mini Countryman

    The Fiat and Chrysler merger that recently spawned the debut of the Jeep Renegade, due to hit showrooms later this year, has also resulted in the extension of Fiats 500 line of vehicles. The Italian automaker will roll the new 500X out to dealers in early 2015.

    The 500X is Fiats first foray into the lucrative crossover market. The four door vehicle will battle the Mini Countryman for market share. At a time when Mini is actually increasing the size of some of its vehicles, a larger Clubman concept was recently unveiled, Fiat is expanding the scope of its compact offerings.

    Fiat purchased the remaining shares of Chrysler in January, a move that completed the merger several years in the making. The new partnership wasted no time in leveraging new assets. The new Fiat 500X will share a platform with the aforementioned Jeep Renegade. Both new vehicles will be manufactured at a recently upgraded Fiat factory in Melfi, Italy.

    Details on the new 500X are hard to come by at this point but the car is expected to feature Fiats 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Fiat is also reportedly working on a revamped 500 that will feature a modified body and touchscreen controls. The Fiat 500 was Europes top selling car in 2013. The redesigned 500 likely wont be available to buyers until sometime in 2016.

    If youre interested in learning more about Fiats developments, or test driving a 500, pay a visit to the professionals at Fiat of Newport News in Virginia.

    — 1 week ago
    #cars  #fiat  #mini cooper  #500x 
    American League East X-factors
Boston Red Sox: Let’s start with the defending champs. The Sox rode a hot pitching staff and some unpredicted offensive contributions by the likes of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Shane Victorino to the World Series crown. Now with Saltalamacchia in Miami, Drew still looking for work, and the others unlikely to repeat last season’s output the Red Sox will rely on a trio of young players to fill in the gaps. Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. are the new hot shots but just two seasons ago Will Middlebrooks was the jewel of Boston’s farm system. Middlebrooks posted an impressive rookie campaign in 2012 but succumbed to struggles and injury last season. The 25-year-old may never be a defensive standout but his four Spring Training home runs, and new contact lenses, could be a harbinger of good things to come in 2014. Middlebrooks, who has 32 home runs in 615 Major League at bats, looks poised for a breakout.
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    American League East X-factors

    Boston Red Sox: Let’s start with the defending champs. The Sox rode a hot pitching staff and some unpredicted offensive contributions by the likes of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Shane Victorino to the World Series crown. Now with Saltalamacchia in Miami, Drew still looking for work, and the others unlikely to repeat last season’s output the Red Sox will rely on a trio of young players to fill in the gaps. Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. are the new hot shots but just two seasons ago Will Middlebrooks was the jewel of Boston’s farm system. Middlebrooks posted an impressive rookie campaign in 2012 but succumbed to struggles and injury last season. The 25-year-old may never be a defensive standout but his four Spring Training home runs, and new contact lenses, could be a harbinger of good things to come in 2014. Middlebrooks, who has 32 home runs in 615 Major League at bats, looks poised for a breakout.

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    — 1 week ago
    #mlb  #yankees  #orioles  #red sox  #tampa rays  #blue jays  #sports  #baseball 
    "Baby" Jeep to be Made in Italy
The merger of Fiat and Chrysler was bound to make for some interesting vehicles hitting showrooms around the globe. The first such instance is the new Jeep Renegade, a compact sport-utility vehicle that debuted last month at the International Motor Show in Geneva. Jeep, a long-time rugged symbol of American automaker, will soon feature a SUV manufactured in Italy and built on the body of the Fiat 500X.
The Renegade is expected to compete with the Kia Soul and the Nissan Juke in the booming compact SUV market. Fiat’s expertise in developing and manufacturing small cars could be a boon to the ultimate success of the Jeep Renegade.
The “baby” Jeep, as it’s been dubbed, will be manufactured in Fiat’s plant in Melfi, Italy. The Fiat 500X, based on the same platform, will also be manufactured in the plant. The Italian-based automaker spent over $1 billion preparing the plant to churn out the two new vehicles.
The Renegade will feature two removable roof panels and two of the most intelligent 4x4 systems on the market. The Renegade is expected to live up to Jeep’s reputation for rugged durability while also yielding improved fuel efficiency. The new “baby” Jeep also offers a towing capacity of up to 2000 pounds.
Fiat predicts annual sales of the Renegade to top 150,000 units worldwide. The first joint effort between Fiat and Jeep is expected to hit showrooms later this year.  If you’re interested in learning more about the Jeep Renegade, or test driving another Jeep model, contact the sales staff at Pomoco Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hampton in Virginia.

    "Baby" Jeep to be Made in Italy

    The merger of Fiat and Chrysler was bound to make for some interesting vehicles hitting showrooms around the globe. The first such instance is the new Jeep Renegade, a compact sport-utility vehicle that debuted last month at the International Motor Show in Geneva. Jeep, a long-time rugged symbol of American automaker, will soon feature a SUV manufactured in Italy and built on the body of the Fiat 500X.

    The Renegade is expected to compete with the Kia Soul and the Nissan Juke in the booming compact SUV market. Fiats expertise in developing and manufacturing small cars could be a boon to the ultimate success of the Jeep Renegade.

    The baby” Jeep, as its been dubbed, will be manufactured in Fiats plant in Melfi, Italy. The Fiat 500X, based on the same platform, will also be manufactured in the plant. The Italian-based automaker spent over $1 billion preparing the plant to churn out the two new vehicles.

    The Renegade will feature two removable roof panels and two of the most intelligent 4x4 systems on the market. The Renegade is expected to live up to Jeeps reputation for rugged durability while also yielding improved fuel efficiency. The new baby Jeep also offers a towing capacity of up to 2000 pounds.

    Fiat predicts annual sales of the Renegade to top 150,000 units worldwide. The first joint effort between Fiat and Jeep is expected to hit showrooms later this year.  If youre interested in learning more about the Jeep Renegade, or test driving another Jeep model, contact the sales staff at Pomoco Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hampton in Virginia.

    — 1 week ago
    #jeep  #fiat  #renegade  #cars 

    Funky Friday: Where Was You At by WAR

    — 1 week ago
    #funk  #music  #war  #funky 
    The Perfect Spring Training Read
I’m a fairly simple guy. Books, baseball, and trips to the beach generally fuel me day-to-day and carry me through tough times. The day pitchers and catchers report is my unofficial start of spring. Though cold temps and winter weather may linger for a few weeks, it’s 70 degrees and sunny on a set of bleachers in my mind. The Glory of Their Times, a book centered on the post-war 1947 major league season, served me well through the winter but a chance encounter in the Amazon’s Kindle store led me to the perfect Spring Training read.
I’d never heard of Kevin Kerrane’s Dollar Sign on the Muscle until a few weeks ago. In retrospect I’m a bit ashamed that a self-described student of the game and avid reader of baseball history had overlooked such an enlightening, entertaining, and revealing work. Baseball sunk its hooks into me around 1988. I was 12 years old, the Baltimore Orioles were awful, and my struggles at the plate in Little League indicated that my on-field future was limited. Somehow in all my reading I missed Dollar Sign on the Muscle, originally published in 1981.
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    The Perfect Spring Training Read

    I’m a fairly simple guy. Books, baseball, and trips to the beach generally fuel me day-to-day and carry me through tough times. The day pitchers and catchers report is my unofficial start of spring. Though cold temps and winter weather may linger for a few weeks, it’s 70 degrees and sunny on a set of bleachers in my mind. The Glory of Their Times, a book centered on the post-war 1947 major league season, served me well through the winter but a chance encounter in the Amazon’s Kindle store led me to the perfect Spring Training read.

    I’d never heard of Kevin Kerrane’s Dollar Sign on the Muscle until a few weeks ago. In retrospect I’m a bit ashamed that a self-described student of the game and avid reader of baseball history had overlooked such an enlightening, entertaining, and revealing work. Baseball sunk its hooks into me around 1988. I was 12 years old, the Baltimore Orioles were awful, and my struggles at the plate in Little League indicated that my on-field future was limited. Somehow in all my reading I missed Dollar Sign on the Muscle, originally published in 1981.

    Continue Reading

    — 3 weeks ago
    #mlb  #baseball  #sports  #reviews 

    Hump Day Pick Me Up: “And the Birds Sing” by Tyrone Wells

    — 3 weeks ago
    #spring  #music  #tyrone wells 
    Bittersweet Homecoming for Steve Lombardozzi
The Orioles and Tigers completed a minor trade on Monday, with the O’s sending veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez to Detroit for infielder Steve Lombardozzi. The move was likely met with a shrug by most baseball observers but it has a major impact on Lombardozzi.
The Orioles invited Gonzalez to Spring Training, giving him a chance to win a reserve job. He did his best to earn a spot but there just isn’t much playing time behind J.J. Hardy. Gonzalez heads to Detroit with a chance to extend his 15-year big league career. The Tigers were looking for a dependable defensive shortstop to fill in for the injured Jose Iglesias. Monday’s trade marked the second time that Lombardozzi had been dealt in the past four months. The 25-year-old was sent from the Nationals to Detroit in the Doug Fister trade earlier this winter. Lombardozzi is a native of Columbia, MD and is no doubt looking forward to returning to the Mid-Atlantic. The problem is that he’ll likely spend more time in Norfolk than Baltimore this summer.
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    Bittersweet Homecoming for Steve Lombardozzi

    The Orioles and Tigers completed a minor trade on Monday, with the O’s sending veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez to Detroit for infielder Steve Lombardozzi. The move was likely met with a shrug by most baseball observers but it has a major impact on Lombardozzi.

    The Orioles invited Gonzalez to Spring Training, giving him a chance to win a reserve job. He did his best to earn a spot but there just isn’t much playing time behind J.J. Hardy. Gonzalez heads to Detroit with a chance to extend his 15-year big league career. The Tigers were looking for a dependable defensive shortstop to fill in for the injured Jose Iglesias. Monday’s trade marked the second time that Lombardozzi had been dealt in the past four months. The 25-year-old was sent from the Nationals to Detroit in the Doug Fister trade earlier this winter. Lombardozzi is a native of Columbia, MD and is no doubt looking forward to returning to the Mid-Atlantic. The problem is that he’ll likely spend more time in Norfolk than Baltimore this summer.

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    — 3 weeks ago
    #sports  #mlb  #baseball  #spring training  #orioles  #baltimore  #Baltimore Orioles  #Washington Nationals 
    Spring Injuries Could be Cubs’ Gain
The injuries to talented Major League pitchers continue to mount. There’s more than a week left before Opening Day but the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland A’s have already suffered potentially catastrophic losses to their respective starting rotations. The Detroit Tigers have pitching to burn but lineup losses have the AL Central favorites reeling. Those recently damaged contenders may come calling on the rebuilding Cubs for reinforcements as soon as they get off the phone with Dr. James Andrews.
The 2014 Chicago Cubs may have already peaked thanks in large part to Javier Baez’s near-daily dose of long balls. Fans are more excited by the 100th anniversary celebration of Wrigley Field and the potential debuts of Baez and company than by anything presently featured on the big league roster. Despite the Cubs’ recent woeful performances and low expectations the team does have several useful veterans that could help out an ailing contender.
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    Spring Injuries Could be Cubs’ Gain

    The injuries to talented Major League pitchers continue to mount. There’s more than a week left before Opening Day but the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland A’s have already suffered potentially catastrophic losses to their respective starting rotations. The Detroit Tigers have pitching to burn but lineup losses have the AL Central favorites reeling. Those recently damaged contenders may come calling on the rebuilding Cubs for reinforcements as soon as they get off the phone with Dr. James Andrews.

    The 2014 Chicago Cubs may have already peaked thanks in large part to Javier Baez’s near-daily dose of long balls. Fans are more excited by the 100th anniversary celebration of Wrigley Field and the potential debuts of Baez and company than by anything presently featured on the big league roster. Despite the Cubs’ recent woeful performances and low expectations the team does have several useful veterans that could help out an ailing contender.

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    — 3 weeks ago
    #sports  #mlb  #spring training  #cubs  #chicago  #javier baez  #baseball 

    Funky Friday - Maceo Parker “Gimme Some More”

    — 3 weeks ago
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