PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
We've been talking about restoring the "persistent" Shout Box, and adding a forum, and the admins are talking to the programmers about it. As we've said several times, Klat's first priority has to be their tech innovations, but a very close second is their desire to maintain happy customers ... even at $0.00 per month subscription rate ;- )
Will keep you posted. The Shout Box hasn't been my *personal* favorite, but it is for most Denizens, so we'll see what the Shot-Callers go with. From my point of view the quality of the conversation has been more substantive in the spacious Comments Threads. But the Shout Box seems to have a Twitter-type of appeal, and Twitter is probably going to catch on some day too. Or let me know if the Comments/Facebook vs Shout Box/Twitter comp misses the point.
It's true that a Grand Unifying Conversation now gets scattered around various comments thread and it's hard to replicate the Shout Box in comments. Which is one reason the Shout Box Prime was so popular in the first place.
ROB WHALEN AND MAX POVSE
Dedicated threads forthcoming, forthwith. As with you amigos, my first reaction is to scratch my head, "all this for Alex Jackson?"
The answer seems to be, GM's like Alex Jackson more than G-Money does. (I'll go with Gordon!) Here is John Sickels' site, with Mr. Sickels' resident Braves fan gushing about Alex Jackson's potential.
Don't remember the last time that G-Money misfired very much on a very young player. So, consider yourself one lucky Denizen that you are hip to Dipoto's exploits...
With these two SP's the real question is whether they legitimately fall into that category, "10-11 pitchers we feel comfortable with in Safeco." Dipoto has signalled that he thinks he can pick off better value after the holidays and hunting season begins then. Personally, I'm so high on Paxton and Karns that I'd be fine with late deals to bolster the 4-5 slots. Provided, of course, that Andrew McCutchen will be in the #8 slot for us.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I didn't bring artillery. I come in peace. But I'm begging you with tears in my eyes: if you fool with me, I'll kill you all." - U.S. Secretary of Defense, nominated
C'mon, sometimes you have to laugh. HEH! You couldn't see that line in a Harrison Ford movie?
My preference would be to NOT fool with that particular individual. But that's just me. Any George Patton fans resident? If not, maybe fans of George C. Scott ... have to confess, last night I watched the 1961 movie The Hustler for the first time ever. You believe that?