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1  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 11:24:04 AM
Joe Maddon has done a little better than OK throughout his managerial career with managing his roster.

I'm just going to go ahead and believe he knows what he's doing here better than any of us do.

I think that sending Jorge down would be damaging to his ego and he'd lose touch with some of the people who are trying to help him the most on and off the field for awhile. I know there are people who will say so what, grow up, you big pussy, but those people don't know what's best for him any more than I do. We're talking about a team that has developed talent for the big league club at an astounding rate. Maybe they think what's best for Jorge is that he gets acclimated to life in the U.S. and the big leagues at a pace that isn't putting a ton of pressure on him to perform. Just do what you can, big kid, listen and learn. Ask questions. Go buy a dog and get some smoking hot black latina chick to live in your apartment and feed you both. Guess what, the weather will get warmer and so will your bat. We've seen it happen. Love, love, love.

Or send him to Iowa where he can crush the shitty pitching, eat at taco bell and show up for games without a belt on. Meh.



The Des Moines area actually has a severe lack of Taco Bells. It's mostly Taco Johns here, which is garbage.

Also again, you mistake me. I don't want Jorge sent down. I want Jorge to stay, and play, and hit, but it's possible he's just not going to get those opportunities while Javy and La Stella are making a more compelling argument for playing time. I was just asking if they might be better off letting him get into a rhythm as an every day player and coming back up whenever those two inevitably cool off.

You can say being sent down is damaging to his ego but perhaps so is being benched for Matt Szczur and getting judged on one or two PAs a game once or twice a week?

What's best for the Cubs is what's best for Jorge in long run. And I'm sure the question has popped into Theo/Jed/Joe etc's mind because that's what they do for a living. It seems we have empirical evidence that the answer to the question about whether they should send Jorge down is no.

So ask the question again a different way and see if you get someone here to agree with you. What's the harm in that?

Level-headed Apex is quite possibly this message board's best character yet.

I've been going to church and shit.

Me too. I'm actually kind of enjoying it.

As the old expression goes "there's no such thing as an atheist in a foxholehorrid dystopian reality where the presidential election is between a fascist and a warmongering harpy and we're all heading full speed towards societal collapse."

True, although my move predated Trump's ascension by several months. It was more a case of finding a new parish because our local one is now staffed by a Vatican sanctioned exorcist who clearly  believes in the supernatural (he may also believe in the show Supernatural but I cannot confirm that) and his assistant, a Polish guy who seems nice enough but once gave a 40 minute homily on how we as Catholics should be prepared for persecution at the hands of people who think its strange we are not allowed to chew gum an hour prior to receiving Communion.

So now I go to a chapel that's run by some very nice nuns.

But yes, I am very happy to be where I am in advance of the coming dystopia.

Isn't a belief in the Supernatural part of the job of any religious man?

A fair point. But the more I think about it, the more I think he probably considers the show Supernatural to be very true to life.
2  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 11:15:51 AM
Joe Maddon has done a little better than OK throughout his managerial career with managing his roster.

I'm just going to go ahead and believe he knows what he's doing here better than any of us do.

I think that sending Jorge down would be damaging to his ego and he'd lose touch with some of the people who are trying to help him the most on and off the field for awhile. I know there are people who will say so what, grow up, you big pussy, but those people don't know what's best for him any more than I do. We're talking about a team that has developed talent for the big league club at an astounding rate. Maybe they think what's best for Jorge is that he gets acclimated to life in the U.S. and the big leagues at a pace that isn't putting a ton of pressure on him to perform. Just do what you can, big kid, listen and learn. Ask questions. Go buy a dog and get some smoking hot black latina chick to live in your apartment and feed you both. Guess what, the weather will get warmer and so will your bat. We've seen it happen. Love, love, love.

Or send him to Iowa where he can crush the shitty pitching, eat at taco bell and show up for games without a belt on. Meh.



The Des Moines area actually has a severe lack of Taco Bells. It's mostly Taco Johns here, which is garbage.

Also again, you mistake me. I don't want Jorge sent down. I want Jorge to stay, and play, and hit, but it's possible he's just not going to get those opportunities while Javy and La Stella are making a more compelling argument for playing time. I was just asking if they might be better off letting him get into a rhythm as an every day player and coming back up whenever those two inevitably cool off.

You can say being sent down is damaging to his ego but perhaps so is being benched for Matt Szczur and getting judged on one or two PAs a game once or twice a week?

What's best for the Cubs is what's best for Jorge in long run. And I'm sure the question has popped into Theo/Jed/Joe etc's mind because that's what they do for a living. It seems we have empirical evidence that the answer to the question about whether they should send Jorge down is no.

So ask the question again a different way and see if you get someone here to agree with you. What's the harm in that?

Level-headed Apex is quite possibly this message board's best character yet.

I've been going to church and shit.

Me too. I'm actually kind of enjoying it.

As the old expression goes "there's no such thing as an atheist in a foxholehorrid dystopian reality where the presidential election is between a fascist and a warmongering harpy and we're all heading full speed towards societal collapse."

True, although my move predated Trump's ascension by several months. It was more a case of finding a new parish because our local one is now staffed by a Vatican sanctioned exorcist who clearly  believes in the supernatural (he may also believe in the show Supernatural but I cannot confirm that) and his assistant, a Polish guy who seems nice enough but once gave a 40 minute homily on how we as Catholics should be prepared for persecution at the hands of people who think its strange we are not allowed to chew gum an hour prior to receiving Communion.

So now I go to a chapel that's run by some very nice nuns.

But yes, I am very happy to be where I am in advance of the coming dystopia.
3  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 11:01:05 AM
Now I wait for Eli to come along, say something far more negative about Jorge than my simple question, but say it in that understated Eli way, and everyone will shrug and move on while I go "wait, why did everyone jump down my throat"

We sent Eli to the re-education camps sometime last week.
4  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 10:57:57 AM
Joe Maddon has done a little better than OK throughout his managerial career with managing his roster.

I'm just going to go ahead and believe he knows what he's doing here better than any of us do.

I think that sending Jorge down would be damaging to his ego and he'd lose touch with some of the people who are trying to help him the most on and off the field for awhile. I know there are people who will say so what, grow up, you big pussy, but those people don't know what's best for him any more than I do. We're talking about a team that has developed talent for the big league club at an astounding rate. Maybe they think what's best for Jorge is that he gets acclimated to life in the U.S. and the big leagues at a pace that isn't putting a ton of pressure on him to perform. Just do what you can, big kid, listen and learn. Ask questions. Go buy a dog and get some smoking hot black latina chick to live in your apartment and feed you both. Guess what, the weather will get warmer and so will your bat. We've seen it happen. Love, love, love.

Or send him to Iowa where he can crush the shitty pitching, eat at taco bell and show up for games without a belt on. Meh.



The Des Moines area actually has a severe lack of Taco Bells. It's mostly Taco Johns here, which is garbage.

Also again, you mistake me. I don't want Jorge sent down. I want Jorge to stay, and play, and hit, but it's possible he's just not going to get those opportunities while Javy and La Stella are making a more compelling argument for playing time. I was just asking if they might be better off letting him get into a rhythm as an every day player and coming back up whenever those two inevitably cool off.

You can say being sent down is damaging to his ego but perhaps so is being benched for Matt Szczur and getting judged on one or two PAs a game once or twice a week?

What's best for the Cubs is what's best for Jorge in long run. And I'm sure the question has popped into Theo/Jed/Joe etc's mind because that's what they do for a living. It seems we have empirical evidence that the answer to the question about whether they should send Jorge down is no.

So ask the question again a different way and see if you get someone here to agree with you. What's the harm in that?

Level-headed Apex is quite possibly this message board's best character yet.

I've been going to church and shit.

Me too. I'm actually kind of enjoying it.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 10:49:54 AM
Joe Maddon has done a little better than OK throughout his managerial career with managing his roster.

I'm just going to go ahead and believe he knows what he's doing here better than any of us do.

I think that sending Jorge down would be damaging to his ego and he'd lose touch with some of the people who are trying to help him the most on and off the field for awhile. I know there are people who will say so what, grow up, you big pussy, but those people don't know what's best for him any more than I do. We're talking about a team that has developed talent for the big league club at an astounding rate. Maybe they think what's best for Jorge is that he gets acclimated to life in the U.S. and the big leagues at a pace that isn't putting a ton of pressure on him to perform. Just do what you can, big kid, listen and learn. Ask questions. Go buy a dog and get some smoking hot black latina chick to live in your apartment and feed you both. Guess what, the weather will get warmer and so will your bat. We've seen it happen. Love, love, love.

Or send him to Iowa where he can crush the shitty pitching, eat at taco bell and show up for games without a belt on. Meh.



The Des Moines area actually has a severe lack of Taco Bells. It's mostly Taco Johns here, which is garbage.

Also again, you mistake me. I don't want Jorge sent down. I want Jorge to stay, and play, and hit, but it's possible he's just not going to get those opportunities while Javy and La Stella are making a more compelling argument for playing time. I was just asking if they might be better off letting him get into a rhythm as an every day player and coming back up whenever those two inevitably cool off.

You can say being sent down is damaging to his ego but perhaps so is being benched for Matt Szczur and getting judged on one or two PAs a game once or twice a week?

What's best for the Cubs is what's best for Jorge in long run. And I'm sure the question has popped into Theo/Jed/Joe etc's mind because that's what they do for a living. It seems we have empirical evidence that the answer to the question about whether they should send Jorge down is no.

So ask the question again a different way and see if you get someone here to agree with you. What's the harm in that?

Level-headed Apex is quite possibly this message board's best character yet.
6  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 10:47:39 AM
Joe Maddon has done a little better than OK throughout his managerial career with managing his roster.

I'm just going to go ahead and believe he knows what he's doing here better than any of us do.

I think that sending Jorge down would be damaging to his ego and he'd lose touch with some of the people who are trying to help him the most on and off the field for awhile. I know there are people who will say so what, grow up, you big pussy, but those people don't know what's best for him any more than I do. We're talking about a team that has developed talent for the big league club at an astounding rate. Maybe they think what's best for Jorge is that he gets acclimated to life in the U.S. and the big leagues at a pace that isn't putting a ton of pressure on him to perform. Just do what you can, big kid, listen and learn. Ask questions. Go buy a dog and get some smoking hot black latina chick to live in your apartment and feed you both. Guess what, the weather will get warmer and so will your bat. We've seen it happen. Love, love, love.

Or send him to Iowa where he can crush the shitty pitching, eat at taco bell and show up for games without a belt on. Meh.

This is a very good post and an example of why I keep coming back to Desipio in spite of the tentacle smut links that pop up when I try to search for terms like buttpuddle and jelqing.

I keep coming back to watch SKO try and swat bees with a shovel.
7  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: Today at 09:14:19 AM
If Joe is going to start Ryan Kalish over him, is it time to send Jorge down to a Iowa to get him some playing time?

*Nevermind, I see Joe Ross has pretty insane L/R splits (.430 OPS vs RHB in his career so far, .791 LHB). So that kinda makes sense I guess, but still worth asking if Jorge might be better off playing every day in Iowa till he can get into a rhythm of some kind.

You seem pretty eager to S your P's about Jorge and Heyward. Given that this team is on pace for about 300 wins and basically every other player is meeting or exceeding expectations, and that Heyward is traditionally a slow starter and has a bum wrist, and that Jorge retracts into his shell in early season cold weather, maybe give them more than a month before pushing the panic button?

Do you even know how the panic button works, RV?
8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Totally Unreadable on: Today at 09:03:06 AM
I don't get why this exists and why it's so damn in-depth.

Jesus. Why on earth would I care about a billionaire's stupid vanity project?

But enough about the Star Wars prequels.
9  General Category / You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Kiss Eight Bucks Goodbye / Re: STAR WARS EPISODE 7: THE SPOILERS AWAKEN on: May 03, 2016, 11:07:04 PM
It's amazing what happens when you make the focal point a bunch of charismatic actors and let them actually do their acting thing, instead of making everyone a slave to your dumbass CGI green screen effects that are bound to age poorly anyway.

10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread on: May 03, 2016, 11:00:41 PM
But I love the fact that he can be a super sub as opposed to having to be THE MAN, which can only help his development. Now I'm waiting for his first "holy shit" play in the outfield.

You'll be waiting a long time for that. You know, because of the BMI.
What does body mass index have to do with fielding?

Everything.
I am still curious.  Any other opinions?  Except for Rick Ruschel I can't remember any discussions along this line.

There was a long discussion on here last year where Tonker said Javy was too fat to play center field, which led to a lot of BMI jokes.

Which is ironic, since I believe Tonk himself is now playing centerfield on his softball team.
11  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: "Turd Throw" and other stories from the rancid NLC. on: May 03, 2016, 01:40:17 PM
I guess the one thing I don't understand is calling Cubs fans "bandwagoners".

Motherfucker, the team is good once every 10 years and the Big Joke used to be "those morons fill up Wrigley even when the team sucks".

You can't have it both ways.


I went to PNC for a weekend series with my friends back in the Piniella days and we had a great time. Of course there were a few Pirates fans who didn't take too kindly to us and we probably deserved it. But the Cubs have always had good traveling support and PNC happens to be a top 5 destination ballpark in the majors. So that's life. Go back to having a shitty ballpark if you hate it so much.



You'd think that, but it turns out when you're really stupid, you CAN have it both ways.
12  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: April 30, 2016, 07:59:15 AM
Probably doesn't deserve his own thread yet, but Matt Szczur deserves some love for turning himself from basically a non-prospect into a useful 4th-5th outfielder. Sounds like he's worked hard to revamp his swing and add power, plus develop a bit of plate discipline. Who knows how long it'll last, but good for him.

It'll last until he shows up in the PED thread. And I for one am fine with that.
13  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: April 29, 2016, 03:44:51 PM
Throw the fucking ball to first, Jon

There's a segment of people who act like it's politically incorrect to criticize Lester for these problems, as if they're the result of some childhood trauma or whatever. I don't get it.

I also don't get why teams don't just bunt at him over and over until he proves he can get them out.

DPD, but I think it's another thing like the Starlin Debates where the internet rules that there must be no nuance. "Jon Lester is a great pitcher" and "Jon Lester needs to throw to fucking first" are not mutually exclusive, but there's this perception that if you criticize him for the throwing issue you're basically Gordon Wittenmyer bitching that Lester is bad and overpaid.

Yeah, I think it's because most of the early criticism tended towards "WE PAIT DAT GUY A HUNNERT MILLION DOLLARS AND HE CAN'T TRO TO FIRST?!?".  As though this flaw made him completely useless.

He should be able to throw to first.

Also, regarding Eli's strategy, I always wondered why AL teams didn't do the same thing to Frank Thomas when he was playing first.
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks' Salary Capocalypse/Russian Invasion Thread on: April 26, 2016, 10:46:01 AM
DPD.

Andrew Ladd, Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann, come on down!

The Hawks now have one helluva group of forwards. If they can either somehow snag a DMan or magically find 2011 Ehrhoff hiding inside the 2016 one, mark it 4 in 7.

Thanks fork.

I had completely forgoten about Ehrhoff until this very second.

Well, the good news is, we've still got one more year of Rundblad!
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks' Salary Capocalypse/Russian Invasion Thread on: April 25, 2016, 11:31:09 PM
Even if they lose tomorrow they will have already proven what I've bee saying about this.  Fucking.  Team since 2011 -- they deserve the benefit of the doubt, they're the most feared team  in the NHL year after year, and even if a team does take them out it will take everything out of them to do so as the Hawks will not go down easily (unlike a certain football team from a certain city that got pantsed at home at a certain lakefront stadium year after year in the 1980's) and it is simply a goddamn privilege to have watched this show for over 8 years now.  When they were down 3-1 in this series I honestly thought to myself, "well now it's going to get good".  That was honestly my feeling.  I mean, I was concerned, naturally but I had 7 years to draw on to make me feel good. That's how much faith and confidence I have in this team.  They've earned it.

Honestly I don't know why anybody who is a Hawks fan even bothers with the Hot Takery of declaring, "Oh well this is the year I don't see them advancing" or "This is not their year".  Why bother?  If you're a fan of this team and doubt them, then FUCK YOU, because they have only proven, time after time, that they're a once-in-generation dynastic group.  To actually have watched them finish the job three times in 6 seasons would be proof alone that they've earned the benefit of the doubt but even their losses have been valiant--of their 3 playoff exits since Cup #1 TWO were Game 7 OT losses.  Even the third exit-- the 2012 Phoenix series which on the surface would appear to be the only truly disappointing finish--required 5 straight OT games and basically came down to a white-hot goalie in Mike Smith facing off against a Hawks goalie in Crawford who would have his only true poor playoff performance (aside from Nashville in Round 1 last year I guess).

This series well could have been the Hawk's meekest exit during their run--at any moment the season could've ended for them Thursday night in OT.  But guess what?  It didn't and nobody should be truly surprised and if you're a Hawks fan who has watched them during this 8 year run and wrote them off in this series then you should simply not be allowed to watch any further and derive any further enjoyment from this special group.  A fucking privilege I say.

 


I'm gonna e-mail this whole thing to your dad.
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