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    Orioles Face a Roster Crunch
The Baltimore Orioles’ late offseason additions of Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz gave fans renewed hope and manager Buck Showalter some roster dilemmas. Showalter figured to spend most of Spring Training sorting his options at second base, left field, designated hitter, and the fifth spot in the rotation. The new arrivals and improved depth have put players like Steve Pearce, Henry Urrutia, Delmon Young, Michael Almanzar, Nolan Reimold, Josh Stinson, and Alfredo Aceves on the roster bubble.
Jimenez rounds out a starting rotation that will include Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, and Bud Norris. Kevin Gausman, the team’s top prospect, was once assumed to be a candidate to be the fifth starter but now figures to begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman is the team’s top standby starter in the event of injury or further struggles from Bud Norris. The Orioles also added veteran lefty Johan Santana on a minor league deal. The former Cy Young winner is rehabbing from injury and may not be ready to pitch for another few months. The Jimenez and Santana deals created a ripple effect in the pitching depth at the top of the organization. With Gausman slated to begin the season in the minors, and Dylan Bundy expected to pitch at some point this summer, the Orioles can let both youngsters develop at their own pace.
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    Orioles Face a Roster Crunch

    The Baltimore Orioles’ late offseason additions of Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz gave fans renewed hope and manager Buck Showalter some roster dilemmas. Showalter figured to spend most of Spring Training sorting his options at second base, left field, designated hitter, and the fifth spot in the rotation. The new arrivals and improved depth have put players like Steve Pearce, Henry Urrutia, Delmon Young, Michael Almanzar, Nolan Reimold, Josh Stinson, and Alfredo Aceves on the roster bubble.

    Jimenez rounds out a starting rotation that will include Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, and Bud Norris. Kevin Gausman, the team’s top prospect, was once assumed to be a candidate to be the fifth starter but now figures to begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman is the team’s top standby starter in the event of injury or further struggles from Bud Norris. The Orioles also added veteran lefty Johan Santana on a minor league deal. The former Cy Young winner is rehabbing from injury and may not be ready to pitch for another few months. The Jimenez and Santana deals created a ripple effect in the pitching depth at the top of the organization. With Gausman slated to begin the season in the minors, and Dylan Bundy expected to pitch at some point this summer, the Orioles can let both youngsters develop at their own pace.

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    — 4 weeks ago
    #sports  #baseball  #mlb  #orioles  #manny machado  #spring training  #Baltimore Orioles 

    Funky Friday: Back Seat Lover by Mayer Hawthorne

    — 1 month ago
    #funk  #music  #funky  #funkyfriday 

    Birthday silly string battle

    — 1 month ago
    #fatherhood  #humor 
    Bacon Related Update: 
Sure beats a dangling carrot.

    Bacon Related Update: 

    Sure beats a dangling carrot.

    (Source: dotheketo)

    — 1 month ago with 41 notes
    #bacon  #funny  #lol  #humor  #workout  #exercise  #treadmill 
    Bacon Related Update: Wake Up and Smell the Bacon App
Oscar Mayer has made the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app available on iTunes. The app features a skillet clock that sizzles at your assigned wake up time. The company is also making a select number of devices available that will connect to your iPhone and emit the scent of delicious bacon to assist in dragging your lazy bones out of bed. Enter to win one of the bacon scent devices here.

    Bacon Related Update: Wake Up and Smell the Bacon App

    Oscar Mayer has made the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app available on iTunes. The app features a skillet clock that sizzles at your assigned wake up time. The company is also making a select number of devices available that will connect to your iPhone and emit the scent of delicious bacon to assist in dragging your lazy bones out of bed. Enter to win one of the bacon scent devices here.

    — 1 month ago
    #bacon  #itunes  #alarm clock 
    So I wrote a Children’s Book

    I wrote a children’s book. Actually, it won’t be a book until someone decides to publish it, or until I decide to pay someone to publish it. I’m not so certain I’m in much of a rush for either of those things to happen.

    Success is a difficult thing to define. Each person has their own concept and measuring system. Whether you define success by your last pay stub, or the title on your business card, or the number of Facebook likes or retweets you received in the past week is entirely up to you. I won’t judge you if you allow me the same courtesy. And though I may never rival Dr. Seuss for shelf space at the local library I’m already counting myself as a successful children’s author.

    I’ve wanted to write a children’s book for about four years since my now seven-year-old son fell in love with our daily bedtime stories. We still read at least two books most nights of the week and the only change is that now his little sister joins us. Now he usually reads to me, and there’s no sweeter sound.

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    — 1 month ago
    #fatherhood  #dad  #parenthood  #writing  #children's books  #kid lit 

    Funky Friday - Too Hot by Kool and the Gang

    — 1 month ago
    #kool and the gang  #funk  #music  #funky friday 
    NFL Wags the Dog Again
The National Football League season lasts four months, another month for the playoffs and one more for training camp and the league has a place in the news cycle for about half the calendar year. Yet here in early March, with criminal scandals surrounding current and former star players and free agency a full week away, the NFL marketing department is talking about eliminating the extra point and penalizing players 15 yards for using derivations of the “N-word” on the field.
It’s curious that the league, with a multi-billion dollar business to protect, would start the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” discussion of abolishing the PAT and instilling a cockamamie rule for on field language at the same time that Ray Rice is being investigated for allegedly upper-cutting his fiancé in an Atlantic City casino and NFL Network employee and former league star Darren Sharper is seemingly unveiled as a serial rapist. The damage control arm of the league office is in full spin control and the American public and sports media seem to be eating it up.
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    NFL Wags the Dog Again

    The National Football League season lasts four months, another month for the playoffs and one more for training camp and the league has a place in the news cycle for about half the calendar year. Yet here in early March, with criminal scandals surrounding current and former star players and free agency a full week away, the NFL marketing department is talking about eliminating the extra point and penalizing players 15 yards for using derivations of the “N-word” on the field.

    It’s curious that the league, with a multi-billion dollar business to protect, would start the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” discussion of abolishing the PAT and instilling a cockamamie rule for on field language at the same time that Ray Rice is being investigated for allegedly upper-cutting his fiancé in an Atlantic City casino and NFL Network employee and former league star Darren Sharper is seemingly unveiled as a serial rapist. The damage control arm of the league office is in full spin control and the American public and sports media seem to be eating it up.

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    — 1 month ago
    #nfl  #sports  #football  #extra point 
    Cubs Look to Separate Suspects from Prospects
Fans of the Chicago Cubs are accustomed to low expectations. The 2014 season figures to be no different for the Wrigleyville nine as the Cubs once again enter Spring Training all but eliminated from the National League Central race. Cubs fans will binge on the daily Spring Training power displays put on by top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, they’ll salivate over an outfield featuring Albert Almora and Jorge Soler, and cross their fingers that Arismendy Alcantara can be a long-term keystone partner for shortstop Starlin Castro. The Cubs have fared well in offseason prospect rankings, and given the team’s hot stove slumber, the hope for a brighter future is the only thing the Cubs’ marketing team has to sell this season. While the big names mentioned above figure to spend the vast majority of the upcoming season in the minors, and preserving their big league service time, there is another group of young players that could have a more immediate impact on the Cubs long, slow rebuilding plan.
Names like Mike Olt, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, and Arodys Vizcaino will figure prominently into Chicago’s Spring Training plans. The quartet features a pair of former top prospects acquired through trade (Olt and Vizcaino) and a pair of struggling Cubs’ first round draft selections (Vitters and Jackson). The 2014 season could be a make or break year for all four of them as Chicago looks to separate the prospects from the suspects.
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    Cubs Look to Separate Suspects from Prospects

    Fans of the Chicago Cubs are accustomed to low expectations. The 2014 season figures to be no different for the Wrigleyville nine as the Cubs once again enter Spring Training all but eliminated from the National League Central race. Cubs fans will binge on the daily Spring Training power displays put on by top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, they’ll salivate over an outfield featuring Albert Almora and Jorge Soler, and cross their fingers that Arismendy Alcantara can be a long-term keystone partner for shortstop Starlin Castro. The Cubs have fared well in offseason prospect rankings, and given the team’s hot stove slumber, the hope for a brighter future is the only thing the Cubs’ marketing team has to sell this season. While the big names mentioned above figure to spend the vast majority of the upcoming season in the minors, and preserving their big league service time, there is another group of young players that could have a more immediate impact on the Cubs long, slow rebuilding plan.

    Names like Mike Olt, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, and Arodys Vizcaino will figure prominently into Chicago’s Spring Training plans. The quartet features a pair of former top prospects acquired through trade (Olt and Vizcaino) and a pair of struggling Cubs’ first round draft selections (Vitters and Jackson). The 2014 season could be a make or break year for all four of them as Chicago looks to separate the prospects from the suspects.

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    — 1 month ago
    #baseball  #sports  #cubs  #chicago  #mlb  #spring training  #javier baez 

    Funky Friday

    Parliament - If It Don’t Fit Don’t Force It

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #funk  #music  #parliament 
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