generic viagra online a href pharmacy new zealand pharmacy viagra levitra with food where can buy viagra in bangkok viagra zonder recept kopen cheap generic cialis without a prescription how can i order viagra orignal viagra online uk viagra negative effects do i take viagra with food kamagra oral jelly china buying generic cialis online safe viagra price ireland viagra dosage requirements sex cialis viagra healthy male young viagra useage viagra wikipedia italiano which viagra is best cialis for venous leak how to use viagra tablets why it is used robin williams viagra supreme suppliers cialis viagra before meal what happens if you take too much viagra legal online viagra will viagra ever be sold over the counter hva er kamagra how long before sex do you take cialis cialis dyspepsia what are the dangers of taking viagra online prescription for levitra us cialis blood shot eyes is viagra dangerous where to order real viagra what dosage of cialis is best viagra einnahmezeit cialis headache aspirin walgreens price for cialis viagra contact number rd cialis como usar el cialis buy cialis through pay pal safe site to purchasr viagra the opposite of viagra does viagra stop you from coming cialis pharmacie en ligne does viagra increase desire viagra gels viagra vancouver bc viagra spanish can i take 2 viagra pills comprar viagra super active cialis lasts for how long pastilla cialis efectos cialis customer reviews what happen if girls take viagra first use of viagra viagra vienna cialis chemist viagra didn't work for me order pfizer viagra with mastercard cialis y sus efectos secundarios cvs pharmacy levitra cheapest viagra canadian pharmacy viagra pills online australia what happens if a dog eats viagra viagra no insurance buy viagra removethis cheap levitra professional ramipril cialis price of viagra with prescription 6girl levitra vc viagra viagra women buy online advantages of levitra cheap levitra 20mg viagra de vanzare cialis half a pill viagra tablet effects buy viagra similar headache cialis cialis usa today ad cheap viagra in nz viagra buy now viagra professional vs viagra super active has anyone bought cialis online v rx herbal viagra viagra online.us pharmacy cialis price reviews viagra official site delete viagra 100mg kaufen can i buy viagra over the counter in the uk online generic viagra canada precio de levitra 20 mg koop cialis viagra how works viagra price new zealand viagra pill image viagra generico 100 mg cialis once daily cost viagra recommendations 100 mg viagra too much buying viagra online in new zealand viagra walmart pharmacy viagra on empty stomach red viagra watermelon efeitos do viagra em jovens a cosa serve il viagra levitra and alpha blockers viagra pre workout viagra tablets side effects in urdu diovan and viagra long term side effects of using viagra can a 20 year old take viagra effects of viagra on heart viagra england levitra with out prescription can i take half a viagra viagra copay card viagra with no prescription legal kamagra pillen cialis 5 mg online apotheke kamagra oral jelly online kaufen cialis pas cher en pharmacie overseas cialis viagra in chennai available viagra online amazon pfizer viagra information levitra dangers donde comprar cialis en argentina pfizer cialis maximum dose for viagra natural viagra in foods where to get viagra in stores generic cialis pills doses cialis dependence use of viagra in pulmonary hypertension prescription drug viagra buying viagra in vegas kamagra eu shop cialis opiniones onde comprar cialis mais barato viagra shot cocktail recipe cialis 20mg generic viagra apoteka definition de viagra buy female viagra in india cheap viagra germany cialis inci hydrocodone viagra viagra st maartin accessrx viagra para q es el viagra viagra us sales sildenafil kamagra viagra 600mg edinburgh viagra good search pages find viagra substitute china viagra use video off label use for viagra viagra with ibuprofen will viagra go generic viagra pills discount hamdard viagra como tomar cialis 5 mg buy levitra on the internet viagra 100mg price in pakistan viagra 50 mg vademecum cialis arrhythmia cheapest viagra professional written prescriptions for viagra will viagra cialis cause cough how to get cheap viagra viagra kalp krizine neden olurmu viagra hemmoroids taking viagra after expiration date generic viagra versus tadalafil best viagra in mumbai can i buy viagra legally viagra viagra find pages edinburgh search white rabbit and viagra viagra unleash the beast cialis postepay thuoc viagra viet nam what is viagra tablets levitra caverject viagra femminile forum where can i buy cialis cialis achat au canada where to buy viagra in bahrain order viagra plus viagra vs birth control coverage social viagra levitra and adderall viagra gold overnight cialis online in usa similar al viagra pero natural viagra alternatives for sale free viagra pills order buy generic viagra online mastercard buy viagra in sa viagra for women wiki acquistare cialis in farmacia viagra salcobrand buy prescription vaniqa viagra mulher pode tomar viagra immune to cialis achat cialis forum precio de pastilla cialis viagra in car and driver viagra aus indien erfahrungen cialis original prix viagra for men 100mg viagra pricelist viagra billig kaufen deutschland viagra receptor wann nimmt man viagra viagra onlie generic viagra overnight u s delivery boyfriend uses viagra buying viagra online is it legal dove acquistare il viagra viagra after meals what would happen if a young man took viagra fast kamagra co uk viagra prescription young comprar viagra farmacia online santa viagra buy cialis washington state female viagra names 50mg viagra vs 100mg viagra achat cialis 5mg vigra kamagra cialis cialis professional canada cut viagra in half para que es el medicamento cialis propiedades de la viagra comparateur de prix cialis overnight delivery cheap cialis toda la informacion sobre el viagra why does viagra stop working over counter viagra walgreens viagra for 21 year old how long after you take viagra does it work viagra effects last how long cialis preise 10mg does viagra cause impotence viagra san jose ca jack nicholson quote viagra viagra strips kamagra gel slovenija what side effect does viagra have price cialis new zealand cout du cialis en pharmacie cialis e aspirina price of lipitor kamagra jelly suppliers cialis class how to buy viagra in shanghai discount wholesale cialis non prescription viagra in australia allergic cialis reaction modafinil viagra for brain viagra india mail order quienes pueden consumir viagra best results for levitra buy 50mg viagra buy super kamagra uk kevin jonas viagra commercial levitra heart kamagra jelly nl viagra viagra search find cheap pages cheap prescription cialis levitra generic equivalent cialis bestellen.nl kamagra 50mg lily lcos cialis online can you buy cialis over the counter in thailand best way to order viagra online what is cialis product killed by viagra kamagra pills side effects levitra kidney disease can you mix cialis and alcohol super kamagra bericht viagra online doctor viagra online versand side effects from levitra viagra 100mg instructions find viagra edinburgh search pages viagra suomi latest cialis commercial what was viagra first used for viagra price kolkata kamagra 100mg werking viagra versand prix pilule de viagra melbourne viagra generic viagra complaints q buy cialis online purchase viagra mastercard viagra use may damage fertility videos viagra women information personal experiences with levitra viagra feedback leg pain after taking cialis levitra online india why viagra doesnt work como funciona o levitra when is generic viagra available in the united states can i bring viagra from mexico average age men taking viagra viagra costo ufficiale difference between viagra and viagra soft generic viagra mycoxafloppin levitra doesn't work for me viagra torte gedicht pastillas similares al viagra prix du cialis 10mg viagra standard dosage cialis cipro buy viagra bristol cialis for everyday use cost for cialis daily viagra comprar on line cialis online no prescription us viagra mfr viagra on steroids men dysfunction viagra em portugues levitra with dapoxetine buy cialis professional cheap viagra france acheter levitra online bestellen cost of viagra in mumbai female viagra australia viagra funciona yahoo buying viagra in the uk over the counter buying viagra cheap online purchase viagra 100mg kamagra chewable tabs viagra fluoxetine viagra movie comedy kamagra uk free shipping vendo cialis madrid generic brand for levitra why do young men take viagra are generic viagra safe is viagra bad for heart blue cross viagra viagra parodies viagra basso costo viagra femenino en uruguay where to order levitra generisk cialis 20mg ads levitra cialis 24 hours what is the price of viagra at walmart where to buy levitra in singapore useing viagra the seven dwarfs and viagra viagra uk law viagra online brand name where is the cheapest place to buy cialis omega 3 viagra cialis product information how much time for cialis to work cialis how quickly does it work viagra experiences dose main ingredient in levitra comprar viagra online brasil buy viagra by phone brand name viagra cheap levitra chemical formula generic viagra online in uk viagra kaufen polen viagra billiger kaufen como se debe tomar el viagra order indian generic viagra comprar cialis madrid cialis dosage pictures mail order cialis generic levitra sydney viagra marketing is viagra legal in greece aurogra 100 viagra does viagra keep you hard after you ejaculate where can i buy viagra in qatar best buy on cialis viagra and dvt cialis adverse events oraljelly prescriptions men viagra rxtobuy viagra made in china comprar cialis tadalafil vi va viagra viagra in australia next day natural viagra maca risks with viagra avigra viagra difference edinburgh news viagra search comment prix cialis 10mg en pharmacie viagra indicaciones de uso cialis fa male al cuore cuanto cuesta el cialis en mexico where can i get real viagra online walmart levitra cost kamagra express delivery buy say viagra cheap viagra with prescription prospecto viagra 100 mg buy cheap caverta donde comprar cialis en venezuela what is cialis pro fake viagra ingredients buy cialis saudi arabia fast acting natural viagra cialis equivalent in india cialis bestellen belgie pilule viagra pour femme how long can you last with viagra himalayan viagra buy buying cialis on craigslist how to get prescription for viagra online consecuencias de tomar viagra a temprana edad cost cialis ontario cialis lilly canada inventor viagra buy cialis san diego cheap levitra no prescription how to maximize resutts of levitra real men don't need viagra cialis all day viagra no prescription delivered in canada buy generic viagra online forum viagra de 25 mg viagra edinburgh search cartoons charles legality of buying viagra online natural viagra canada viagra adverse side effects order viagra in europe viagra prices nz levitra south africa prices what does viagra have in it generic viagra soft gel capsule boots cialis price cialis bewertung does viagra work if you dont have ed viagra and sleep apnea is it illegal to import viagra to australia viagra twice in one day viagras effects on woman super kamagra thailand pfizerviagra viagra rabbit hole cialis 20mg 4 pastilla de levitra pfizer viagra lawsuit viagra lable cialis urban dictionary viagra dosage use is it safe to take viagra with high blood pressure does cialis increase stamina female viagra forum best prices on viagra canada viagra canada prices buy viagra malaysia online viagra made from watermelon instant cheapest viagra buy dosages levitra viagra average cost where can i buy viagrain australia with paypal cialis and bodybuilding cialis for sale in australia viagra online legitimate es malo consumir viagra natures own viagra viagra in delhi shops how often can i take cialis 20mg viagra effective for females cialis pens viagra in dubai airport generic viagra sildenafil citrate 100mg side affects from viagra purchase viagra sydney viagra meaning in tamil buying cialis in london does viagra cure ed forum cialis generika viagra medicine can viagra taken daily no prescription cialis mastercard german viagra substitutes is viagra safe for older men le cialis est il dangereux viagra patent expiration us plavix et viagra canadian online pharmacy generic cialis online apotheke deutschland viagra cialis and lopressor what will happen if girls take viagra kamagra site fiable viagra sale cebu prendre du viagra a 20 ans ssri viagra prescription viagra india online viagra testosterone generic names for viagra joke avodart viagra interaction generic version of viagra in india watermelon seeds viagra viagra red bull befor after viagra semangka viagra cialis and stroke risk levitra generique en france cialis cialis online online viagra vision blue generic cialis price comparison cialis original 20 mg cheap viagra to buy viagra sirve para eyaculacion precoz secure tabs viagra reviews how many times a day can i take viagra legal cialis canada levitra 5 mg forum why do i get emails for viagra buy viagra without prescrip cialis online without perscription herbal viagra tablet cialis with adderall viagra polska como trabaja la viagra cialis sweating best place to buy generic levitra viagra natural mexico show how viagra works cong dung thuoc viagra viagra quick prescription generic generico viagra barato cialis turkey puedo comprar viagra sin receta buy british viagra viagra seroquel old viagra commercial viagra peyronies disease drugs giant viagra pill cialis men buy viagra canadian online pharmacy viagra before sleep 100g viagra pills el viagra cubano viagra espana cialis product insert q cheap viagra generic lowest pri pharmacy levitra viva viagra music main ingredient in cialis does enzyte work like viagra viagra email newsletter how to buy viagra in cyprus buying viagra online with prescription lyrics viagra in the water viagra sex longer harder san jose costa rica pharmacy viagra cialis sore legs scary movie 3 viagra viagra soft flavored buy viagra and have it next day where to buy cheap generic viagra wo kann ich viagra kaufen schweiz viagra for women information from onhealth free sample of herbal cialis viagra falls cast kamagra oral jelly 100mg are enseignes sp cialis es buy viagra line viagra recall viagra more than 4 hours viagra facts and myths efectos del viagra en el organismo cialis 20mg filmtabletten 12 st kamagra testbericht pfizer viagra price 100mg viagra combien de temps avant cialis uk reviews cialis 24 video of man taking viagra order status viagra cialis 36 hour pill reliable place to buy viagra online can you buy viagra in tenerife viagra online nederland buy viagra online next day delivery buy viagra houston how long does viagra last in your system side effects of cialis 5mg cheap generic viagra substitute trusted kamagra sites precio del viagra en argentina 2012 does cialis cause acne cialis nasal congestion generic cialis from usa cozumel viagra como funciona el viagra en las mujeres viagra ultram buy lady uk viagra propiedades de la sandia viagra buying viagra perth viagra pills usa la viagra efectos secundarios coiffeuse russe viagra get viagra online canada wal-mart viagra indian cialis review refractory time cialis herbs viagra blues song from viagra commercial how much is a viagra tablet cialis 5 mg original thuoc viagra ban o dau cialis experience forum atripla and cialis 30 day cialis cost medicamento similar al cialis cialis en ucuz enseignement sp cialis generic cialis united states overnight pfizer viagra sales 2011 cialis instructions use viagra in employee drug test female viagra fda approved el viagra wikipedia wordpress cialis kamagra nedir where to buy viagra in japan buy cialis by mail buy viagra legit site viagra for women buy uk xray viagra buy viagra portugal silagra 100mg viagra online no perscription cialis commercial two bathtubs gmail viagra spam viagra srpski discount cialis soft tabs viagra tokio hotel special discount viagra viagra patient information leaflet how much does cialis daily cost viagra en farmacias del ahorro viagra nedir does viagra have any effect on women levitra in dubai brand viagra pharmacy proper dosage of cialis yasmin cialis cialis can normal people take viagra mountain west apothecary viagra kamagra oral jelly vol.3 cialis campaign love and other drugs viagra cialis complications todo sobre el viagra are there viagra for women cheap amp fast buy online viagra viagra kaiser levitra stories how to know if viagra is real nitric oxide cialis wirkung von viagra auf frauen viagra legal thailand cialis uk prescription vendita viagra europa viagra meaning in hindi where to buy cialis safely what would viagra do to women sides effects of viagra kamagra novi sad precio del viagra en panama what happens if women eat viagra viagra 50 mg use buy viagra online bingo game canadian pharmacy cialis paypal quick shipment viagra vicenza taking two cialis pills viagra in kanada best site to buy cialis online viagra blockbuster wirkungsweise von cialis du viagra c'est quoi viagra blue pill 100 viagra does not work ginseng with viagra has anyone used generic cialis does viagra come in a generic natural viagra recipe safest place to buy cialis online women viagra pills uk kamagra out of date viagra store delhi comprar cialis paypal cialis te koop in nederland getting viagra australia do i need a prescription for viagra uk comprare viagra generico online can i buy viagra in korea tomar viagra y alcohol comprar cialis en usa what is the ingredients in viagra what is the cost of viagra in delhi will viagra help performance anxiety hay viagra femenino generic levitra kaufen viagra apotheke kaufen viagra work on women co to jest cialis viagra passing out where to buy cialis in ontario cialis professional buy take viagra who woman buy viagra in pharmacy levitra from canada viagra groupe russe study viagra woman levitra and women dosage of viagra for women buy viagra viagra best indian substitute for viagra viagra pareri subaction showcomments cialis optional online will cialis lower blood pressure viagra u srbiji cena viagra generic purchase price of viagra 50mg viagra is covered by insurance is viagra safe for older men viagra rezeptfrei bestellen forum buy viagra next day delivery uk generic cialis date viagra y otras can i buy viagra in turkey viagra coffee viagra sem receita medica viagra cheap and fast delivery over counter viagra alternatives viagra side effects reviews cialis generic e20 viagra drug action where to buy viagra in melbourne levitra product monograph taking viagra generic viagra aurochem costco generic viagra viagra dosage online viagra dosage cialis london delivery the viagra challenge non generic viagra online el viagra y el corazon v is for viagra the remixes cialis super active plus canada u 2732 viagra levitra coupons viagra and orange juice cost of cialis in india viagra class drug buy cialis softtabs online comprar cialis internet buy genuine viagra canada viagra and epilepsy buy cialis in europe viagra and renal failure kamagra y alcohol is viagra prescription drug cialis sin receta medica cost for viagra 100mg viagra jawa what does viagra tablets do cialis heart rate black guy in cialis commercial el viagra remix cialis 20 g viagra buy nz is it legal to buy cialis online taking 150 mg viagra hacker viagra mejor precio cialis generico can viagra go bad viagra et contre indications can i take aspirin and viagra together viagra and zantac intimax viagra cialis professional deutschland levitra hard on cialis 80mg natural forms of cialis viagra spray for sale viagra fda approved free cialis trial coupon is viagra otc in mexico viagra pfizer 25 mg cialis 6 is viagra cheaper in mexico buy viagra online now one a day cialis side effects kamagra oral jelly 100mg uk achat viagra forum have prescription cialis black ant herbal viagra viagra natural casero para mujeres viagra online paypal pfizer viagra order online efeitos de viagra viagra expectations viagra conceiving viagra potency how much are viagra viagra promotional codes how to get non prescription viagra comprar viagra santiago liquid viagra for men can u drink with viagra diet viagra group nl www viagra canada drugs cialis da 20 mg prezzo como conseguir viagra gratis venta de pastillas de viagra viagra in croatia viagra orlando viagra swelling como consegir cialis cheap buying levitra thailand cialis generico dalla germania buying cialis usa hard erections without viagra is viagra available in dubai viagra racing jacket kamagra jelly box the best alternative to viagra adalat cialis viagra nitrospray best viagra price uk kamagra ajanta uk is there really generic viagra viagra how work generic viagra user reviews levitra 10 mg schmelztabletten preisvergleich viagra price in the usa viagra cheap northwest viagra en generico viagra cialis and viagra cut in half price for viagra 50mg buy real viagra online pharmacy cialis best uk price free older viagra movies viagra pastilla azul tadalafil cialis what happens if we take viagra esctacy and viagra levitra generico colombia viagra head office photo hoax how long are the effects of viagra is levitra generic available viagra prescription on line cialis pubmed viagra for women south africa effects of viagra in young men viagra de mujer coversyl and cialis viagra therapeutic class viagra aux etats-unis how often should viagra be taken uses of viagra in women does cialis help with performance anxiety chewing gum viagra fake cialis canada viagra blood pressure cadila viagra cialis bph approval get a viagra perscription viagra effect on vision cut cialis 20mg in half viagra safest place to purchase buy cialis england generic cialis indian viagra 25 mg ausreichend buy viagra pay mastercard viagra in children levitra opinie forum viagra when to take it for the best results viagra and sotalol can you use viagra if you have high blood pressure viagra mail order prescriptions viagra and age fighter pilots and viagra viagra children side effects cialis good for prostate buying viagra in cozumel side effects kamagra gel frost ivax viagra original viagra canada viagra quantity limits does cialis cause impotence generic cialis bogus levitra bestellen online dreampharmaceuticals order cialis online buy brand levitra online safe place to buy kamagra average cost viagra prescription costo cialis in italia buy levitra 1.84 cheap viagra men viagra for sale cheap uk levitra 3 official website what happens when a girl takes viagra yahoo what happens when a female take viagra how long viagra lasts buying lipitor online cialis 5mg daily use viagra prescription india viagra pill store nebenwirkungen von cialis walgreens - viagra costo de pastillas viagra el viagra para mujeres best online generic cialis cialis 5mg cheap cialis generico germania venta de viagra sin receta en buenos aires viagra for men how to use snopes viagra head office in toronto canada humor grafico viagra cialis chest pain levitra generika deutschland lanjin viagra cialis is not working for me viagra in bulk orange apotheke viagra sintrom y viagra cialis presentacion y precio buy viagra in czech republic viagra translation dutch viagra viagra without prescription uk generic viagra legitimate cialis leg aches comprar viagra murcia generic viagra next day shipping california cialis au viagra office toronto photo buy viagra york rob kardashian viagra what would happen if you give a girl viagra online generic viagra pharmacy g postmessage viagra subject reply health viagra medical pl canadian pharmacy brand name viagra himax vs viagra viagra for sale online australia kamagra tablets in india buy cheap generic levitra pharmacy online best generic viagra website wie nimmt man cialis ein viagra generic when viagra spokespeople viagra pour femme 2011 buying viagra new zealand does viagra work after ejaculation viagra nombre cientifico viagra fast no prescription required making of viagra order viagra over phone generic viagra online 50 mg cialis 20 mg daily price for cialis 5mg how much is cialis at costco risks of viagra in young men viagra prank story what would happen if a woman took cialis cialis same day delivery can take viagra what if a girl takes cialis viagra male enhancements white part of watermelon viagra koop viagra online walgreen cialis 5 mg health food store viagra levitra professional 100mg herbal viagra cheap ferid murad viagra viagra instrucciones viagra for men how does it work cialis discount generic tadalafil viagra for women information how to get viagra in uk viagra fast viagra sold at stores clenbuterol and viagra cialis rx list cialis effectiveness chart can you take viagra with high blood pressure side effects of cialis tablets cialis tadalafil medicine buy generic viagra from usa what exactly does cialis do generic viagra uk next day mail order and viagra la viagra se puede comprar sin receta viagra and erectile dysfunction viagra pour homme effet viagra 2012 patent cheap kamagra now zenska viagra cena viagra switchplate levitra in spanien kaufen viagra best price on net scam viagra honeymoon cialis free trial online efectos cialis alcohol manhattan viagra viagra hives does counterfeit viagra work viagra grow simvastatin viagra buy levitra low price buy non prescription generic viagra paypal viagra clock viagra klonopin chinese alternative to viagra will cialis show up on a drug test cialis and extacy taking cialis after prostatectomy viagra eyesight side effects como preparar un viagra casero generic cialis tadalafil 2.5mg cheapest viagra in usa viagra herbal pills find viagra free search 76k buy pfizer viagra pakistan kamagra legal uk viagra lupus what is the difference between generic viagra and viagra story of viagra cost of viagra in usa viagra nello sport costo viagra en mexico u 2241 viagra cialis generico precio viagra update buying viagra bangkok viagra special delivery uk viagra super plus cialis acheter france get free trial viagra how to use levitra recreational viagra dose viagra lebanon brevet viagra france what happens when you give a girl viagra eli lilly cialis tadafil levitra prescription assistance program original cialis 20mg generic viagra canada mastercard levitra prix pharmacie france can viagra damage sperm viagra vs l arginine what is maximum dosage of viagra information levitra cialis e antibiotici cialis 5 mg buy online how fast does viagra take to work viagra generico visa electron marocco cialis cialis softtab buy viagra super active online counterfeit viagra pills buy viagra melbourne shop how to buy viagra legally online viagra dose sizes generic viagra amex can you take cialis everyday jenis viagra viagra with paracetamol levitra and walmart how to purchase viagra from canada fruit like viagra cialis 10 vs 20 mg is viagra only by prescription cialis daily forum cialis retail price cialis and ketoconazole ap kgr 100 kamagra viagra cialis buy safe paypal off the shelf viagra viagra supplement herbal does liquid cialis work what shops sell viagra can you take l-arginine and viagra viagra half life hours dosage viagra should take brand levitra usa buy viagra canada toronto yellow cialis bad side effects of cialis cialis pas cher forum vippspharmacies.net viagra viagra marketing effects daily cialis buy lowest prices on generic viagra viagra while trying conceive viagra for the mind viagra distribution viagra wordpress theme cialis 10mg bestellen 5mg or 10mg cialis viagra advantages versus cialis viagra form canada cialis como usarlo viagra consumption by country is it bad to take viagra if you don't need it kann man viagra in holland rezeptfrei kaufen do you still need a prescription for viagra viagra usage video viagra cijena u ljekarnama cialis overseas india cialis online buy canadian levitra cialis health insurance buy viagra online canadian pharmacy what is using viagra like can i buy viagra over the counter in mexico kamagra oral jelly buy uk ist cialis rezeptpflichtig viagra asli usa cialis pill cutters 5citrate generic sildenafil viagra sublingual viagra online viagra analogues how long before viagra takes effect different kinds of viagra harga pil viagra order cialis soft tabs can i get a prescription for viagra online edinburgh viagra free bananas pajamas brand levitra 20mg free cialis trial voucher headaches viagra cialis amoxicillin 25mg viagra cost is viagra available in generic viagra urdu information losartan y viagra how to make liquid viagra kamagra generic4all south korea viagra viagra and arthritis videos viagra funniest male ed cialis adverse effects cialis e20 review cialis rezeptfrei u.k frequently asked questions about cialis monthly cost of daily cialis viagra memphis tn buy buy buying sale viagra viagra meltabs melt tabs sale viagra philippines first time viagra experience how can i get viagra online generic versions of viagra vision loss and viagra what is the correct dosage for cialis viagra in india brands subaction showcomments cialis start from older how use viagra spray what is a viagra pill viagra makes me sick next day delivery on viagra buying viagra online india low dose levitra effects viagra on women acheter du cialis pas cher viagra and blurred vision viagra in action video caremark cialis cut viagra pill in half viagra costs in australia viagra alternatives herbal is generic cialis available viagra soft pills shipping free viagra can you buy viagra over the counter canada do you ejaculate with viagra what is the key ingredient in viagra viagra prescription boots can you buy viagra at shoppers drug mart viagra for women pulmonary hypertension what does it mean when viagra doesn't work el viagra retrasa la eyaculacion how long does it take for levitra to kick in blue bull chinese viagra que es la viagra wikipedia la mejor viagra natural viagra football definition of cialis viagra alternative reviews cialis how much does it cost on prescription cialis search buy tadalafil cialis non subscription viagra viagra online uk no prescription cialis generika 5mg take too much cialis viagra in guatemala when to take cialis 10mg viagra/canada cost viagra ireland viagra for women cbs news viagra to comprare levitra online viagra acquisto sicuro online cialis no prescription canada cialis - australia cialis prostate problems buy cialis 5 mg viagra with hypertension mixing viagra with alcohol bin laden natural viagra purchase discount viagra on the internet viagra review forum i love cialis viagra and bisoprolol fumarate does levitra affect fertility herbal viagra reviews uk viagra uk chemist find sites search viagra computer is there any viagra for women viagra 25 ou 50 rugs that don't mix cialis cialis and lower back pain buy buy sale viagra viagra viagra 100 mg too much what is the recommended dosage for viagra cialis side effects for young men cialis maximum effectiveness how long do the side effects of viagra last cialis eod viagra logo eps buy levitra generic online wiki cialis generic viagra faz mal para jovens cialis buy paypal cialis benefits and risks forum kamagra oral jelly levitra free samples viagra dose for young men information viagra woman price of viagra at rite aid levitra bayer ag cheap viagra discount viagra buy viagra comprar viagra yahoo cialis bathtub commercial nombre generico de viagra viagra youtube is levitra available in india generico de viagra en mexico generic viagra cape town does viagra need a prescription medication viagra watermelon viagra like effects donde puedo comprar viagra en chile cialis on a full stomach can you take viagra when drunk does viagra last after ejaculation cialis side effects stomach bayer levitra professional cialis 5 mg chile viagra in colombia how to split cialis tablets best source generic viagra access viagra viagra for normal men cialis legal is it legal to buy viagra online in the us viagra effects time viagra ruined my marriage cialis one a day reviews what is the generic name for cialis donde comprar viagra peru viagra brilliant viagra 30 year old male how to make viagra in home precio del viagra en costa rica kamagra shop erfahrung cialis options best price for cialis online get cialis canada purchase cialis online no prescription viagra full name vaigra viagra pharmacy south africa generic viagra 24h cialis made by generic discount viagra between cialis difference viagra how can i get a free sample of viagra generic viagra for sale uk can my doctor prescribe me viagra what happens if you snort viagra g postmessage cialis subject forum comprar cialis generico contrareembolso taking viagra without erectile dysfunction generic generic cialis pills online wholesale prices viagra viagra spc viagra tablets in hyderabad can i buy viagra in walgreens real viagra experiences buy cialis prescription online 7 xenical viagra zyban proscar kamagra how long does it take to work what does cialis contain viagra patent end date recreational viagra use sex stories cialis frequency use viagra women cheap buy cialis for daily use grapefruit and viagra interaction bayer levitra 20 mg reviews 3 caverta veega generic viagra can you take cialis with food but cialis not generic online viagra urbandictionary buyviagra cialis panvel que es viagra jet generic viagra doxycycline top 10 viagra slogans what do generic viagra pills look like on line viagra review cialis professional wiki us pharmacy generic cialis high blood pressure viagra use cout du viagra en pharmacie is generic viagra legal in usa best canadian drug supplier for viagra drug patent expiration viagra why do young people take viagra viagra thailand legal super active cialis why viagra stops working ordering viagra without a prescription cialis 10 mg enough what is the best way to take cialis buy viagra bristol cheapest viagra super active rock song from cialis commercial generic viagra secure tabs unnecessary viagra use viagra pill spitter viagra generika deutschland safe way to buy viagra online viagra femenina wikipedia viagra tv commercial song cialis aus holland mexican generic cialis acheter du cialis en france cialis pill side effects viagra email malware cialis generic soft tabs viagra combien de temps discount generic viagra india cialis last referers generic viagra online overnight generic cialis belgium cialis .com canadian online pharmacy viagra no prescription miligramos de viagra tomar viagra faz mal viagra in farmacia senza ricetta cialis in bali trimix and viagra can a 16 year old use viagra viagra producer prednisone and viagra viagra for medical use viagra prescription questions cialis for sale philippines buy viagra pay paypal viagra and old age frauen viagra levitra euroclinix cialis wirkung bei frauen cialis ad song comprar cialis de marca viagra at 21 viagra good for your heart viagra diet para que sirve la pastilla viagra cheap viagra spam erfahrung mit kamagra generic levitra test viagra y la hipertension arterial cialis tadalafil mexico viagra use in young men costo del viagra en colombia presentaciones del cialis penis viagra when do i take levitra generic viagra rating comprar viagra pela net canadian viagra without prescriptions prices viagra generic viagra in faisalabad how much does once daily cialis cost cialis generico tadalafil viagra online schweiz erfahrungsberichte viagra online bestellen you tube cialis when does patent expire on viagra viagra dry mouth viagra available online without prescription super kamagra tablets buy brand viagra no prescription vente viagra maroc viagra discount retail cheap kamagra gel do you need a prescription for viagra in ireland beneficios de la viagra viagra prescription drug ireland cost of viagra in ontario cialis apotheke online buy viagra onlines where do we get viagra in bangalore can you buy viagra australia generic cialis tadalafil php viagra spain prescription buy viagra auckland where we can buy viagra in india viagra dosage levels buying viagra in south africa el viagra se vende sin receta buy viagra without prescription comprar viagra fiable generique viagra france cost levitra pills who found viagra female viagra lotion viagra and valium interaction difference between viagra and generic viagra kamagra in singapore buy viagra in winnipeg genuine cialis tadalafil cialis spanish miss viagra 420 twitter viagra en ligne france cialis health risks on line prescription viagra levitra and grapefruit juice viagra song commercial viagra from fruits buy viagra suppositories viagra and nito glycerin viagra border do you need prescription buy viagra australia cheap generic levitra from mexico tube 8 viagra and sex topix cialis where can i get viagra yahoo answers viagra indian market diovan cialis interaction does cialis increase stamina cialis brand vs generic cialis cura riabilitativa cialis conception cialis korea lipitor online pharmacy jak viagra dziala na kobiety cialis tablets 10mg viagra disclaimer cost of cialis 10 mg strength of viagra cialis dht levitra professional canada viagra in kuala lumpur watermelon pomegranate viagra viagra interaction with lisinopril viagra cialis vs proscar and cialis indicaciones de viagra viagra boots uk cialis online no prescription australia viagra sales annually cialis online pharmacy scams viagra priligy together cialis generique belgique viagra laos is there really generic cialis kamagra effetti blueberry 100mg viagra warfarin and cialis viagra professional 100 mg enhance viagra kamagra interdit en france cialis bestellen paypal bezahlen viagra over the ocunter india cialis manufacturers viagra modify discount cialis lieferung aus deutschland viagra a vendre canada tesco online viagra what percentage of men use viagra red bull com viagra taking viagra on holiday kamagra viagra sildenafil site ebaycouk viagra autentica levitra buy in uk where can i buy viagra over the counter in london viagra women reviews buying viagra in canada over the counter does hugh hefner take viagra levitrabuy levitra online ditka levitra comprar viagra argentina online viagra overnight uk what happens if a woman takes a viagra viagra help performance anxiety lisinopril and viagra interactions superdrug cialis cialis beta blockers herbal v viagra study pfizer viagra 50mg tablets cialis strips online can a female take male viagra rash from viagra viagra agression viagra benefits for women viagra sales online uk viagra para compra viagra ranbaxy using viagra recreationally making viagra does male viagra work on women v-max herbal viagra cialis online best place buy heart failure and viagra viagra is dangerous natural herbal substitute for viagra cialis silagra penegra cumwithuscom cheapest place to buy cialis online achat viagra uk herbal viagra amazon turkey viagra price wie nimmt man kamagra oral jelly ein no online order prescription viagra 11 commandements viagra does watermelon viagra work cheap generic levitra without prescription cialis por internet viagra goedkoop bestellen cialis 5 mg costo hiding viagra kamagra euro viagra australia buy online viagra size increase how much cost of viagra cialis 20mg generika online consultation for viagra true viagra stories viagra edad pfizer viagra 25 mg cheapest viagra overnight shipping what to expect after taking viagra viagra how long to work online cialis u.s. pharmacy paypal cialis po box viagra russian pop group cialis 20mg lilly preis trial sample of viagra cialis 20 or 10 free viagra pills uk medicine viagra india generic cialis softtabs online where can i get viagra in the uk mixing weed and viagra come funziona il viagra viagra substites buy viagra in uk no prescription pink viagra online effects of viagra overdose sildenafil or viagra kamagra gel srbija buy cialis online pay paypal viagra for women buy normal cialis dosage cialis and acid reflux enalapril y cialis viagra koriscenje he took viagra where can i buy kamagra in the uk women taking kamagra viagra lifestyle how to get a cialis prescription online order 50mg viagra viagra awp viagra for men uk blood pressure medication viagra does aetna cover cialis kamagra 100mg kaufen viagra kijiji viagra brasilien levitra poppers viagra unsuccessful entry viagra is good for young men vente cialis espagne efectos del viagra en el corazon why doesnt viagra work viagra for men cost kamagra in the u s viagra generic professional viagra price in brighton quanto custa um viagra generico how to take kamagra jelly levitra video viagra chemical mechanism viagra light switch covers get cialis prescription online viagra oxycodone where to buy viagra canada precautions for viagra users cialis peak effect time viagra nz sales lo malo del viagra buy cialis legally huang he vs viagra name acquisto cialis viagra techniques modo de uso del cialis viagra south australia is half a viagra enough cialis 5 mg bula does cialis make you tired cialis not working problem cialis daily buy what is chinese viagra how to split viagra kamagra active ingredient cialis made in canada does viagra need prescription what does viagra do to guys cialis and alcohol forum can viagra be used with alcohol kamagra oral jelly online bestellen cialis coke can i buy viagra over the counter in uk ramipril and levitra is it safe to order viagra online cialis online uk pharmacy viagra at 40 generic viagra articles viagra zollfrei deutschland cialis nitrates chinese levitra generic viagra with international shipping noor clinic viagra viagra vorzeitige ejakulation viagra pages edinburgh girl manson buy viagra nottingham viagra sperm webresults buy viagra viagra in cvs pharmacy cheapest viagra sale how to get viagra prescription online zenegra levitra zenegra softtabs ci old viagra generic cialis shipped from europe us online pharmacy viagra viagra us cialis vs generic cialis prednisolone and viagra cialis prescription drugs viagra and antifungals australia viagra cialis purchase cialis teenagers comprar viagra contrareembolso viagra online ordering aus que tan efectivo es el viagra free prescription for viagra cialis women side effects cialis online safety canadian viagra sales order cialis online paypal viagra time of effect vgr 100 viagra kamagra now co uk eriacta tablets where to buy viagra in pattaya su cialis cialis daily vs as needed will my gp prescribe viagra viagra international pharmacy effets secondaires cialis shop viagra online identify cialis goji berries viagra buy viagra cambridge uk viagra and jokes can young men take cialis viagra affiliate viagra in system cialis in bangalore how many mg in viagra can you drink on cialis cialis generique paypal tylenol and viagra viagra online us pharmacy levitra y dapoxetine cialis online ireland does viagra require a prescription in australia viagra warning 4 hours viagra not working anymore was viagra discovered by accident viagra vision loss viagra splitter viagra viagra find edinburgh pages search levitra rx donde se puede comprar viagra sin receta online levitra no prescription viagra in malaysia where to get discount price on viagra cialis pris apotek viagra te koop in amsterdam effets secondaires de viagra viagra in edmonton canada viagra price donde comprar viagra para mujeres buy cialis professional viagra online kaufen deutschland buying viagra cuba viagra tablets in bangalore pastillas viagra para hombres combitic global viagra composition chimique du viagra kamagra health risks cialis soft tabs original does viagra affect women bay viagra online from usa buy viagra san diego kamagra en france viagra arousal diazepam viagra is there anything stronger than viagra viagra venta libre argentina viagra kaufen per rechnung la viagra sirve para las mujeres cialis cardura buy viagra in miami viagra dla kobiet forum counterfeit viagra side effects best buy cialis softtabs viagra specs kamagra wo kaufen forum buy genuine pfizer viagra in the uk kamagra 100mg lowest prices taking two cialis at once search viagra viagra find edinburgh pages generic levitra forum tiger king herbal viagra when does generic viagra become available viagra buy reviews viagra at altitude viagra for women video the buy cialis topix viagra forum generic cialis legal us viagra ciudad del carmen generic cialis no prescription paypal buy generic cialis online no prescription ritalin and cialis top viagra online sales fucking on viagra video where to buy levitra in thailand viagra tablet photo where can i buy viagra in nyc generic viagra otc new viagra viagra 25mg prix viagra paypal payment canada buying viagra in india viagra and 4 side affects of levitra kamagra oral jelly kaufen cialis airport que es una viagra yahoo caverta vs kamagra can i import viagra into australia onde comprar cialis generico no brasil foro de cialis order original cialis para que sirven las pastillas viagra original viagra in india pastillas tipo viagra nombres de pastillas de viagra khasiat obat viagra viagra erecting people t-shirt viagra achat en suisse cialis au maroc distintos tipos de viagra joe nemechek viagra viagra natural feminino levitra dosage administration cheap natural viagra illegal viagra levitra food interactions sites sp cialis s cialis commentaires tesco viagra online uk viagra generika oder original viagra senza prescrizione where can u buy cialis beste alternative viagra super kamagra test viagra and headache side effect australian viagra supplies can i take expired cialis viagra alternatives pills viagra liquor kamagra gel 5 mg how to prescribe viagra viagra cena apoteka how do viagra pills work nasal spray viagra why viagra would be ineffective levitra strong viagra shops in atlanta xanax and viagra interaction who is viagra for kamagra gel romania levitra online from canada buy viagra in islamabad viagra cures premature ejaculation cialis for sale in uk cialis alcohol effects viagra at 27 viagra efectos cialis kick in viagra equivalent herbal tablets priligy y cialis tom kaulitz overdoses on viagra how will i feel taking viagra bivirkninger ved bruk av viagra cialis side effects stuffy nose fotos de pastillas de viagra how safe is generic levitra where to buy viagra in spain viagra superforce generic cialis los vegas low cost viagra uk pliva viagra cialas side effect condom with viagra gel liquid herbal kamagra pharmacy 1st low cost viagra viagra erection after orgasim viagra soap dispenser purchase cialis us comprar cialis generico en madrid london viagra without prescription discount viagra with paypal liquid viagra cocktail recipe levitra dissolvable how do i get prescribed viagra order cialis online overnight delivery bangalala african viagra viagra online buenos aires viagra free sites computer edinburgh find cialis alternative uses viagra jaguar does viagra get you high buying viagra boots cialis bathtub meaning gaddafi gives troops viagra viagra on the market 1998 que es el medicamento cialis kamagra za potenciju order cialis from india levitra pills online viagra sore throat viagra fails movie viagra purchase viagra nz what does viagra do to a female buy viagra online switzerland cialis y sus efectos viagra kaufen indien substitute for viagra in india order viagra online australia purchase viagra online uk viagra permanent damage viagra experiances buy generic viagra 50mg online canadian viagra prescriptions half viagra tablet why do i get viagra emails freeze on cialis trees order generic cialis in canada 75 mg viagra viagra and scuba diving viagra annual sales 2010 review viagra vs cialis side effects on viagra why cialis does not work vendita cialis soft viagra analogs catholic view on viagra merthyr tydfil viagra can i buy viagra at a pharmacy cialis and alcohol interaction does manulife cover viagra levitra cost of sales can you buy viagra in mexico without perscription working out on viagra kamagra oral jelly alkohol acquistare cialis in contrassegno where to purchase levitra in manila viagra building canada buy viagra canadian pharmacy online comprar cialis online what does kamagra do for women comprar viagra por telefono viagra how many hours walmarts pricing on cialis difference between generic and brand name viagra viagra pre zeny shop maxman herbal viagra fake online viagra subconjunctival hemorrhage caused by viagra generic cialis cheapest lowest price propecia cialis together cialis sale south africa viagra conseil d'utilisation viagra print advertisement viagra stores in mumbai viagra bestellen zonder recept cialis cramps viagra beer royal wedding viagra professional tabs viagra chino 100 natural sin contraindicaciones 50mg viagra vs. 100mg mail order viagra without prescription effects of 150 mg of viagra best quality generic cialis viagra nebenwirkungen erfahrungen viagra over the counter in canada quanto costa il cialis in svizzera cialis clinical studies quick viagra delivery watermelon rinds viagra free kamagra sample is it illegal to buy generic viagra online viagra und alkohol forum where to buy viagra from mexico viagra personal viagra prolactin use of cialis in women female viagra to buy supplements that work like viagra q es el viagra buy viagra men women buy viagra cheap online uk viagra for women canada where to puchase cialis online video of viagra use buying pfizer viagra online generic cialis and us online pharmacy viagra medco viagra for stage fright cialis cyprus commander du viagra au canada cialis tadalafil buy viagra stop stop mp3 free download canada buy cialis online viagra causas y consecuencias viagra and vicodin kamagra oral jelly deutschland viagra ill effects foro cialis barato can i take more than one viagra at a time normal cialis dose does viagra have side effects kamagra oral jelly ajanta pharma limited viagra in deutschland bestellen viagra vs viagra soft buy viagra without consultation viagra 100 mg fiyat safest sites to buy viagra levitra generic price can you buy viagra from chemists can i take too much cialis brand levitra online viagra for sale in spain availability of viagra in india how was viagra discovered generic cialis soft gel cialis once a day price viagra generico uk buy generic viagra viagra viagra tupperware genuine viagra on line how can i buy viagra in canada shipping viagra to canada can cialis expire viagra 50 mg forum cialis meals homemade viagra alternative the miller firm winning viagra limitations viagra norsk viagra super active 100mg pills how long do the effects of levitra last cialis 20mg india dove comprare cialis senza ricetta verkauf viagra usa cialis tadalafil treat pastillas viagra similares venta de viagra en la serena cialis prices in us buy viagra dapoxetine online how to make homemade cialis que efectos produce el viagra en la mujer levitra non generic how long does cialis last in your system viagra cost bc cialis and aspirin interaction viagra user how long does viagra make you last viagra online legal cialis 100mg tablets what over the counter pills work like viagra new use for cialis viagra aus dem ausland viagra side effects next day viagra canada online no prescription female pink viagra review viagra 100mg uk viagra edinburgh search site find levitra soluble generic levitra target Astros-holic Synonymous

Posts Tagged ‘MLB’

10/30/12: MLB Leaks New Astros Logo (GASP!!!!!)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Like this is a big deal.

Several things ARE big deals. Such as the fact that the Astros are – quietly – getting rid of almost all the FO/field personnel from the previous owners. The ONLY 2 guys returning are Dave Clark (role not specified) and pitching coach Doug Brocail. And speaking of pitching coaches, Burt Hooten, who has been the AAA pitching coach and Mr. Fixit for 8 years has been, uh, not hired. Whoa.

They have fired Stretch Suba, the bullpen assistant coach for 36 years, since he was 21 years old, Gene Coleman, the trainer for 34 years, the traveling secretary (???!!! – what, did he faint at the signt of the new unis? They fired the traveling secretary??? Must have been making too much money and they can hire some kid to do it for minimum wage or something.)

Well, looks like they’re gonna put all that saved money to buying aome free agents – not top tier ones, of course. They sure nuff need some relievers. And from the way they’re talking, Dallas Keuchel won’t be back in the rotation – they WILL have Lyles, Harrell and Norris. OMG, they are gonna have to spend some money to sign Norris and Jed Lowrie, seeing as how they are arb eligible. Lowrie made 1.15 mill, so he might could make like 2 million – so he’s gonna have to be traded.

Matt Downs is gone byby. DFAd today. Gee, what a shock.

What IS a shock is that Luhnow is talking about Fernando Martinez as if he’s someone valuable. I’m trying to figure out why. Maybe there’s something they see about his fielding or glove of baserunning I don’t see and maybe they think 40% strikeouts is no big deal. Or something.

And speaking of Luhnow, you should check out the interviews he did with the new Astros beat reporter Brian T Smith (Levine has left and Jose Ortiz is still banished to soccer). Luhnow is, well, let’s say he actually talked more than the usual Bull Durham lines. Check it out. He has made it more than clear that they intend to basically use whatever money they have for a strong farm and not spend for FA – well, not spend real too much. Although he talks about getting familiar with the guys on the team, well, we all know that very few of the guys on the team are more than AAAA guys, and they won’t be here real too long. I am guessing that they are gonna Billy Beane the roster every year.

This year, I would be very surprised if they sign any Veteran Presence who costs more than a million or two. Torii Hunter, for example, is going to be one of those outfield free agents they are looking for, but can you see him agreeing to take one or 2 million to be a bench guy/teacher here?

I wonder if players are ever going to start recognizing that they are leaving huge amounts of money on the table by signing any sort of contract that buys out any free agent years and have some kind of built in escalation clauses. There are very few big time free agents this year as teams are keeping more money for themselves by signing young players to below market contracts.

I’m also getting tired of the Astros FO always talking about/comparing themselves to the Nolan Ryans. Which reminds me – should I do an entry showing that the pieces of the Rangers championship teams were all in place BEFORE Nolie-poo joined the team? He got the credit for what Jon Daniels actually DID. I mean, that was good – not the Adrian Gonzalez for Adam Eaton (pitcher) insanity.

Astros appear to have decided to run this team like a small market club, as if having actual fans in the seats matters when it comes to making money or winning/losing. Not surprised. All the “we want to win” stuff is just to laugh. What they want is to make money. They’ll make tons of it win or lose.

I’m not fooled.

Oh – speaking of fool, I read this piece by Bruce Jenkins of the San Fran Chron in which he explains that Brian Sabean wins because of scouts who wouldn’t waste their time talking to stat geeks, who couldn’t keep up with Real Baseball Talk for even 5 minutes. The Giants wouldn’t have ANYTHING to do with stats of numbers of any sort except the 20 – 80 scale.

You talk about dead stereotypes. The Giants have plenty of stat geeks around, and EVERY SINGLE TEAM has stat geeks around (now that the Astros have gotten into this century/millenium) and EVERY SINGLE TEAM has tons of scouts and relies on them for all KINDS of stuff. Why the insistence that the Giants have no use for any number of any sort? I mean, except batting average RBI and home runs. It’s what makes movies like Major League so popular. You see, all these lousy players (including Matt Cain, Bumgardner, Lincecum, Posey, Romo, Casilla – etc) joined together and because of Wise Old Guys suddenly became better than the sum of their parts. Better Living Through Chemistry.

Jeezus, dude. Please save that CGI stuff for the movies, OK?

7/14/12: In Which Mark Appel Gambles With 3.8 Million

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Mark Appel, guided by Scott Boras, decided to forfeit 3.8 mill today (this, by the way, is after he pitched horribly in the CWS) and go back to Stanford as a senior, gambling that next June, he would/could get a larger signing bonus. He would have to pitch like Strasburg, no exaggeration, to get more than 3.8 mill next year.

Scott Boras has always been absolutely amazingly great, with a few misses, at getting his clients more money than anyone thought he could. He learned to use loopholes, pressure tactics, “mystery” teams and indy leagues to get more money from the bilionaires, and MLB is exploding with money, more and more with most rolling in from cable/TV/MLBAM dough.

But times have changed for players who are not Union members. The Union made a HUGE mistake, a mistake on which the owners immediately pounced, by not correctly judging the sudden public animosity to steroids which surfaced the year that The Hated Barry Lamar Bonds broke The Sacred Home Run Record. They should have listened to Frank Thomas, and IF they had had any sense, they would have immediately announced that the Union was going to institute a strict testing policy administered by the Union – you know, the kind of testing that football does because as all yall know, no football player touches steroids. But because they were beyond stupid, the OWNERS were smart enough to sense a tool by which they could crack and finally start to destroy the Union.

And that is exactly what they did – they got the Union used to making concessions in return for not much of anything. So last CBA, the Union agreed to a cap on signing bonuses, something Bud and the owners have wanted for a LONG time, which severely limits the amount of money that can be given to ANY draftee. EACH slot isn’t absolute, but the cap sure is. There is a little bit of wiggle room, but only a tiny bit, because anyone who goes over has to forfeit their next year’s first round pick and the days of Michael Tucker (signed by the Giants IN ORDER to forfeit their first rounder – yes, I swear it’s true) and trading for a FA to be at the deadline to get the picks when he signs somewhere else – that is gone. So there will be very VERY few compensation picks.

To summarize, amateur talent is going to be paid less and less with each successive draft and they are no longer allowed to sign ML contracts as a draftee – THAT particular weapon is gone.

And the OTHER weapon that is gone is playing in any OTHER league to avoid a draft.

Anyway, really top notch talent like Harper or Strasburg or David Price – these guys are going to make the first round ONLY when they have any leverage at all, which is when they have a chance to go somewhere else, and even then, they are gambling that they will be better in the future. Sometimes, this pays off (see Wes Musick) and sometimes, it doesn’t (see Brett Eibner). But owners now have extreme leverage over college seniors in the draft, because they have ZERO leverage. in fact, teams are drafting college seniors in the 4th through 10th rounds, because they can offer them pennies on the dollar so that they will have more money to pay the high schoolers and college juniors and JUCO guys.

In fact, teams are not allowed to not just pick a first rounder and give them all the slot money for rounds 2 – 10.

The probability that Appel will be picked in the first round at ALL next year as a college senior, is close to zero, unless he pitches like Strasburgh/Prior – and he certainly doesn’t appear to have that kind of ability. He is gambling that he will get a signing bonus over 3.8 million NEXT year, that the rest of the crop will be so dismal that there WON’T be anyone better. He’d have to go in the first 5 picks, probably the first THREE picks, to get more than 3.8 mill.

I have NO idea why he’s dissing 3.8 mill (which was the maximum he could have been offered without the Pirates forfeiting next year’s first rounder) because the days of holdout guys like Luke Hochevar, whose lifetime ERA over 117 ML games started is over 5 (meaning that if he hadn’t been picked in the first round, he wouldn’t ever have made it to the major leagues, or STAYED in the major leagues in the first place), are OVAH. Someone who LIKES the guy should have reminded him of the story of Matt Harrington, who turned down 5 mill the first year, and every offer every subsequent year until finally he had no offers at all.

Me, I’m curious about 2 things:

1 – this offer turning down. Scott Boras has had very VERY few misses over the years, has very seldom misjudged any market (Matt Harrington, the second time around, was one of his few mistakes.) Whose decision was it for Appel to spit on 3.8 mill – Appel, who clearly felt dissed (judging by comments about being dropped to the 3rd round) or does Boras really think he can find SOME way around this new airtight slot rules for a guy who will have ZERO leverage next year? Has he determined that next year’s gonna be available talent is SO lousy that a guy with ZERO leverage will go in the first couple of slots and or any team would be willing to forfeit the next year’s first rounder? Nobody thought THAT much of Appel in a year in which he DID have leverage.

2 – the owners, with HELP from the players Union, have slammed the door on Boras and amateurs. What on earth was the motive of the Union for agreeing? ANYTHING to avoid war, like Neville Chamberlin? What did the Union get in return? The amount of money spent on amateurs is/was a drop in the bucket. I don’t see that any Union member got more income from the massive MLBAM or licensing deals. A tiny raise of minimum salaries? Any significant change in the pension plan or medical plan? Nope. Are you kidding me? Cmon. The only reason I can think of for throwing non-Union players into the garbage can is fear of the younger man – sort of like the aging woman who asks the magic mirror on the wall if she is still the most beautiful of all, knowing deep down that her fear that she will someday be displaced by some younger woman will come true – and that she won’t be able to either kill them all or make them all older/uglier. And any ballplayer IS going to eventually be displaced, usually kicking and screaming because very few have Biggio endings to their careers (meaning 2 years worth of ML playing time you didn’t deserve because you are the owner’s pet).

And what is so strange about the insisting on not paying top young amateurs any significant bonus is that teams trade away top major leaguers for prospects and PICK UP the huge amount of money they are still paying for the youngsters.

We just paid 8 million dollars for Robert Rasmussen and Matt Dominguez – ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A ML team doesn’t blink at paying an enormous sum like that for 2 failed minor leaguers but protests about paying 8 million dollars for a first rounder?

But really, the Union minus Marvin Miller, has lost its way. They need to read some Aesop’s Fables and remember what happened to the Oxen vs the Lions when the Oxen forgot all about United We Stand, Divided We Fall – which appears to be a lesson that the owners have learned the hard way. They are certainly reaping the reward as they are keeping more and more of the income streams every year, while painting Those Greedy Players are the REAL reason that ticket prices are so high, which works, because most people feel that being an athlete is already a “privilege” and they should WANT to work for free like those innocent college “amateurs.”

They also need to read about what happend to those beautiful Old Trees when they decided to sacrifice the young, nothing Ash Tree to the Woodsman and his axe head.

You forget how to fight, you forget that in a negotiation, you HAVE to get something of equal or greater value for every concession, you get used to losing. The owners, having seriously defeated Scott Boras and the younguns, having kept more and more of the baseball income, are going to next be looking for a way to get out of guaranteed contracts. They know very well that the last few years of almost every FA contract is lost money and now, they use it as an excuse when they don’t win – it’s all Soriano/Clank etc’s fault because of all that money going to one not good any more player. And it works with the fans and works VERY well. You note that the teams can then grouse that Clank/Sori is untradeable because of the contract amount blahblahblah.

BUT they always structure the contract so that the player gets pain more at the end, when he is the least valuable. When do you ever see a contract in which all the big money is paid at the BEGINNING and the least is at the end? Like 25/20/18/15/10/7/4? It’s not all the owners’ fault, you know, Gary Sheffield isn’t/wasn’t the only player to do the pee-pee waving mine is biggern yours thing. Long after the Magic Mirror on the Wall has told them theirs isn’t the biggest one of all.

And, speaking of respect, once you start giving concessions without getting anything of value in return, the winning side stops respecting you and you learn to be satisfied with the less and less you DO get. Sort of like people in a monagamous relation. Once it was OK for someone to cheat once, just because they were drunk at the time and didn’t mean it, it is OK that they cheated when they were on a business trip, because it was business and didn’t mean anything, and then it is OK that they have someone on the side because at least you still have them, then it is OK when the someone on the side moves in because at least they aren’t in your bed and you still have your relationship, and then it is still OK when it is YOU has to move out because at least you still have your wedding ring – and finally, when you realize that actually it’s not OK, you end up with not much at all, including your self respect.

Which, I have a feeling, is where Mark Appel is going to be in a year or two.

6/18/12: In Which Roger Clemens Is Found Not Guilty But Is Still Guilty

Monday, June 18th, 2012

You know how it is – IF you are accused, you MUST be guilty.

And that’s Roger Clemens. After 4 years and millions of dollars spent, Roger gets his day in court, but it doesn’t matter because reporters have long since decided that no matter what ANYONE says, he’s guilty. One idiot guy, whose name I refuse to repeat, actually compared Clemens to a large market baseball team and the US government to some poor small market team, unable to compete.

Really?

Check this from Lester Munson, ESPN:

“Agents from the FBI, the IRS and the DEA have devoted countless hours to the pursuit of Clemens, digging into every aspect of his life. They gathered thousands of pages of documents, and they went all over the United States interviewing anyone who knew anything about Clemens.

Here is a list of the documents they examined:

• 15,732 pages of Clemens family bank records from J.P. Morgan Chase.
• 1,139 pages of records from American Express credit cards.
• More than 300 pages of medical records from MLB teams for which Clemens played.
• Hundreds of pages of phone records from nine companies.

In addition to reviewing the documents, a group of 93 agents interviewed 179 individuals in 68 locations and produced 235 reports of their interviews. The Clemens legal team prepared a map that shows the extent of the agents’ work. In many of the interviews, the agents were accompanied either in person or on the phone by assistant U.S. attorneys Steven Durham and Daniel Butler, who led the government trial team.”

Small market team, my ass.

And after ALL of those countless hours and all that search, they couldn’t find even ONE piece of evidence, even ONE witness to corroborate anything McNamee claimed? Not ONE? Even McNamee’s own WIFE contradicted McNamee’s account.

The reporters, who can’t be bothered to, you know, like actually READ the original court transcripts, insist that Andy Pettitte (who, by the way, is not only an admitted HGH user – I refuse to call it a PED, because it isn’t – but a guy who lied THREE times about using) changed his story about Clemens, when he repeated his original testimony to Congress verbatim.

Why on earth they have ignored/excused Pettitte’s illegal drug use AS WELL AS his repeated lying about it, but yet insist that Clemens MUST be guilty of drug use based upon ONLY the word of a man who is a drug dealer, rapist and general dirtball, I absolutely do NOT get.

I think that Roger Clemens has earned their undying hatred because he absolutely refused to confess and cry – and that is what the media was hoping for, something sensational. They just love all the boo hooing. See Andy Pettitte – you see, they want to “forgive” players for doing whatever they could to play. They just LOVE Pete Rose for saying that he’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball, but they HATE guys who actually mean it and do it.

They want to be able to insist that Clemens only succeeded because he “cheated” by using HGH, which has not been proved to do one single thing that could by any definition be considered performance enhancing in healthy young men. They want to believe that Dan Duquette was right and that Clemens succeeded after Boston waved byebye only because he was a drug user, and won’t look at any statistic except win/loss record. WHY they want to believe this, I do NOT get, but they do.

Maybe it’s because they see Clemens as an UN-humble mercenary (unlike almost every other baseball player there is) instead of a umble “team player” guy like Pettitte. No idea why on earth Pettitte has been labeled as umble, but it’s what the media has decided and there you go.

But really, how IS any accused person supposed to respond if he is not guilty? After the Mitchell report came out, Clemens, like a few others, proclaimed his innocence. He said it himself, not in some fake sounding statement issued by some PR guy. Media demanded he say it to a group of reporters, live, not Mike Wallace and fawning groupies on a canned TV show. He did. They demanded he prove his innocence by suing MacNamee. He did. They demanded he say it under oath before Congress. He did. It didn’t change anyone’s opinion.

Mitchell and his little Congressmoron friends demanded that the Department of Justice investigate and indict Clemens for perjury for daring to stand up to bullying. They obliged their old buddies and Clemens STILL insisted he was innocent and spent a HUGE amount of his hard earned money, refused to cop a plea, went to trial, demanded a jury, and earned his verdict of not guilty.

It’s still not enough. Nothing will ever be enough. If Brain McNamee confessed on his death bed that he made the whole thing up because the government people insisted he do so in order to stay out of jail, the media STILL wouldn’t believe it. Absolutely NOTHING whatsoever would do it.

This makes me understand why Perry Mason was always so intent on making the guilty person confess in court – because even when a person is found not guilty, they really aren’t considered not guilty, just not convicted. I’ve seen videos of prosecutors and law enforcement persons making statements about a person who had been convicted, who was protesting his/her innocence, saying how terrible it was that convicted person wouldn’t confess, take responsibility, apologise. Yet, I don’t see videos of those self same prosecutors admitting fault or apologising when those convicted persons are absolved by DNA evidence and found to be innocent.

When I hear people insist that Clemens HAD to have used drugs, I ask then why did he HAVE to? Because he was good. And besides, him throwing the bat at Mike Piazza could only have been roid rage. I asked if this meant that when Ty Cobb jumped into the stands and beat up some heckler that he must have also been guilty of steroid use. (No, that’s different.) Or when Juan Marichal attacked Johnny Roseboro with a bat, that it was proof positive that Juan was shooting up steroids (which most certainly DID exist back then) right? Oh noooooooo, guys wouldn’t NEVAH have used no illegal drugs back in the Golden Age and besides, amphetamines don’t improve performance unless you are drunk or hung over or tired or sore or hurting or unfocused or something.

Who was that politician of 30-40 years back who was accused of some heinous felony who was actually proved innocent, who said – now where do I go to get my reputation back? He never found out where and he was exiled from his former pals and existence. Accused = guilty, no matter what.

You might could shrug and say – well, if Clemens had just confessed, false or not, and not stared down George Mitchell, Bud Selig and their little political friends, he might be enjoying the good life like Pettitte. Sometimes, you have to lie in order to protect what you have. Like Pettitte did. And look how things turned out for him. He’s back pitching for his Yankees and the BBWAA has declared him to be a Good Guy, drug use, lies and all, and he’s going into the Hall of Fame, in spite of the fact that he’s grossly inferior to Clemens, and in fact, wouldn’t belong in the HOF even if he never touched drugs or lied about his use, THREE times, yet.

For Clemens, his baseball life is certainly over. He didn’t change the opinions of those whose eyes are shut and the baseball owners aren’t going to buck Selig and hire him in any baseball capacity. That 10 year personal services contract with the Astros which has been, um, postponed? You think Crane is going to touch it? You think anyone is going to employ him as a pitching coach? He’s finished.

And the Hall of Fame, currently occupied only by saintly choir boys who never sinned in any way, never cheated, never cut corners, never put themselves and their own interests before the team , that Hall is closed to Clemens and pretty much everyone who has played during my own lifetime, except for the inexplicably declared pure, such as Thome, Maddux, Glavine and Junior Griffey. And the undeserving such as Jack Morris.

Ah well.

If the Hall wishes to cut off its nose to spite its face, that is its affair.

But Clemens will be a guilty man for the rest of his life in the eyes of the public because the media has declared it so.

5/18/12: ERAs Are Down All Over The NL

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Just took a look at fangraphs.

Right now, 71 pitchers in the NL have pitched 30 or more innings – meaning 6 GS with 5 IP/GS – some pitchers have started 8 games, but I wanted to exclude guys who had only a couple starts. Meaning that there are 9 spots on the 16 teams in which there have been multiple starters.

Here’s the breakdown:

7 pitchers have ERAs below 1.99
24 pitchers have ERAs between 2.00 and 2.99
11 pitchers have ERAs between 3.00 and 3.99

Yes, you added that right – 42 of 71 pitchers have ERAs between 1 and 4. And even more incredible, 31 pitchers have an ERA between 1.33 and 2.99.

In 2009, 53 pitchers threw at least 125 innings (getting rid of the just relievers guys)

8 of them had ERAs between 2 and 2.99
16 had ERAs between 3 and 3.99

BIG difference and yes, things may even out more at the end of the year.

In 2005, 61 pitchers threw at least 125 innings

Roger Clemens had a 1.87 ERA over 211 IP (and he didn’t even win the Cy Young)
7 pitchers had an ERA between 2.0 and 2.99
21 pitchers had an ERA between 3.0 and 3.99

In 2002, 60 pitchers threw at least 125 innings.

3 pitchers had an ERA between 2.32 and 2.99
27 pitchers had an ERA between 3.0 and 3.99

Interesting, no? Compare BABIP/BA over the years:

2012: .295 – .249

2009: .299. – .259

2005: .299 – .262

I don’t know if the pitchers are better, the fielders are better, the ball is deader or the hitters just aren’t as good. But I sure do know that it sure SEEMS that teams are absolutely full of banjo hitters. Brad Ausmus hit .258 back in 05 (80 OPS+) and the fans were screaming for blood and yet this year, Castro and Snyder have supposedly “solidified” the catching position with 60 OPS+ and 35 OPS+ respectivelyt and the fans have no problem with that, any more than they did with Quintero’s yearly BA of .226 to .240 (OPS= in the 50s).

11/17/11: The Day The Astros Died

Friday, November 18th, 2011

I had hoped for the best and now have to accept the worst. This is like when you have a stomachache. Only it lasts more than a couple of weeks and you aren’t feeling right so you see the doc and she tells you – it’s nothing bad, it should go away. And it seems to, but it keeps coming back and you see another doc who says, well, we’ll get some tests, meanwhile, take this medicine. And you do, and you think you are getting better. But then they take an X-ray and you hear the technician say uh-oh. And you have this bad BAD feeling and finally the doc takes a look at everything and says – it’s malignant, it’s terminal and nothing can be done. Let me give you the number for hospice and a script for pain meds because you’re gonna need em.

I’m in the final stage of Astros fandom, ready for hospice.

I’ve already been through

1 – denial
2 – anger
3 – bargaining
4 – depression 
5 -and now am fully into acceptance that the team has been sold to a person who I hope rots in hell, who has taken the baseball team from me and every last remaining Astros fan. Sorry, DH ball is NOT baseball and there is not now and will not be any rivalry with the Dallas Rangers except in Nolan Ryan’s revenge-filled head.

I started writing this entry a couple of weeks back when I got the grim news from several informants that Bud had informed  Crane that he would approve him, war profitering, racism and all, if he agreed to move to the American League and Crane said – and you will pay me HOW much? The answer was 70 million bucks, which means that Crane has bought a major league baseball team for FIVE million dollars cold hard cash. You can’t beat it. And he’ll make his 50 mill a year by taking a dive year after year.

They say that you always think that everything was best when you were a child/teenager. I don’t know about that. I do know that I used to LOVE MTV when it did this weird thing called playing music videos and I quit watching it after they took Beavis and Butthead off and replaced them with people who all need to get hit by a train. I know I used to LOVE BBTN a long time ago when it actually used to not concentrate 90% of the show on ESPN top 5 faves.

But they both decided that they would market what is cheapest and sells best, and they lost me as a consumer, not that they care seeing as how I am not in the demographic they want to reach.

For years, we have been watching Bud Selig do, not what is best for the game of baseball, but what makes the owners the most money. He wants to try to make baseball approximate NFL as closely as possible, although he has given up on smashing the MLBPA, as he no longer needs to do that to defeat them. He wants to homogenize the Leagues and have simply MLB, not the NL or AL. He has already removed League presidents, blended the umpires and instituted multiple divisions and Wild Cards for the purpose of removing any importance of winning a Pennant. The regular season no longer means anything whatsoever with respect to team excellence. The Postseason is just an extraneous tournament in which, like football, any team can win any given Sunday. Makes it better to gamble with.

Bud wanted to increase the number of teams in the playoffs, to increase income, as playoff games produce more money. To do this, he instituted yet ANOTHER Wild Card, and in order to better serve this purpose, he wanted to move some crappy team with no fan base into the AL, to ensure that there would always be interleague games, a more unbalanced schedule and even give a cherry to Nolan Ryan, who now gets to kick the heck out of the team and city that refused to install him as King.

Rivalry my ass.

So Crane, looking at 50 mill a year income, which is what the owners all get, at absolute minimum, said – hey, no problem. You think a guy whose company engages in war profiteering and discrimination against b*****s, n*****s and s****s is gonna have ANY hesitation in destroying a team and its fanbase?

please

Jeffrey Loria made 50 million a year with the Marlins and their empty stadium.

Crane is not an Astros fan. He doesn’t give a good gooddarn about either the city of Houston or Astros fans, the few that are left. Why should he? He’s in this to make millions and to pump up his ego.

Richard Justice is all happy because now he gets to see his beloved Orioles every year. Larry Dierker says that Astros fans won’t care because they can’t tell the diference between real baseball and DH ball anyhow. Well, for the people who will still go to the ballpark, which won’t be me – I guess that is true. You get all KINDS of people who go to a ballpark who have not even remotely the faintest idea what on earth is going on out there, nor do they care. Don’t ask me why they bother to go – I wouldn’t take a free ticket to go see a soccer or hockey game. But Pam Gardner will still get those groups in, all right.

But I won’t be there. I won’t do anything whatsoever to support Jim Crane – I pray every day that he gets some terrible debilitating disease, like fibromyalgia, which is unresponsive to any pain therapy and spends years in endless excruciating agony. Same for his little pal Bud Selig, who I hope rots in the afterlife under Satan’s heel.

My mother, who has had Astros season tickets since 1970, is not renewing. Neither are most of her friends, a few of whom have extremely expensive tickets. She’s going back to the Cardinals, the team of her girlhood. Much easier now that TLR is gone.

My inbox is filled with emails from Astros fans I have corresponded with over the years, telling me that they are saying good-bye to the Astros right now – why wait.

But this is the last year, I’m not committing suicide, I’m gonna live out the last year of the Astros – I sure wish that Crane crap-head would do at least ONE decent thing and change the name of the team so we Astros fans can have our memories of what was. Like Expos fans do. Bitter memories, but their own team, just the same.

amusement

I bet every other owner in MLB wonders how on earth he could get such unquestioning compliance, such obeisance from THEIR local media. Ours has done exactly zero to defeat Crane and this hellish move. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that they were all blackmailed into silence, rather than simply not caring.

Well, my few remaining readers, I’m going to get myself together and go over the crapitude that has been the reign of Ed Wade – the unspeakable lousiness of his drafts and the vast majority of his trades. I hope the racist war profiteereer keeps him forever, in case I decide I want to root for the Phillies.

I hear tell that a certain media person thinks he is gonna go after Andrew Friedman and actually get him, as if he wouldn’t mind working for the man who defeated his father. Or my favorite – get Gerry Hunsicker back, as if Gerry wants to work for a loser who wants to make money keeping a lousy team.

Well, youneverknow.

But truth is that I don’t really care. This team is on death row, has terminal inoperable cancer and the end is closing fast.

I remember Larry King, whose mother was a rabid Brooklyn Dodgers fan, telling the story of how when THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!!!! she shut the radio off, went into her room and closed the door. Her husband went in there, hoping to get her to come out and prepare dinner, and left rather quickly, telling his son, let’s see if we can find some cans. At least Mrs. King was able to think about waiting until next year. For us Astros fans, there IS no next year.

My mama told me that she isn’t going to Opening Day. And she isn’t kidding. The only year I have missed Opeining Day was in 02 when I was too pregnant and too sick to go. Husband asked me, a little carefully, if I felt the same way (notice that he was not unspeakably stupid enough to remark that that I can watch DH ball as well as real baseball because what’s the difference, really). I don’t know, I really don’t know. It’s a death sentence, and it’s the last year I will be able to watch baseball in my lifetime – I mean, in a stadium, and I’m torn between wanting to watch it while I still can, terrible team and all, or saying that I might as well start withdrawal now, why postpone the inevitable?

I have a long time to decide – I assure all yall there will be PLENTY of free tickets, and I will not spend ONE penny on  tickets or anything inside that stadium that could possibly go into the the RWP’s pocket.

sigh

Maybe I’m still at Stage 3. It’s gonna be a long LONG time before I no longer start to cry when I hear  Take Me Out To The Ballgame.

11/13/11: Athletes And Morals – My Take On Joe Paterno

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

I know I’ve written about this particular subject before, namely, WHY should athletes be held as “role models” let alone paragons of virtue? The vast majority of professional athletes have been spoiled, pampered  persons whose relation to others has been that of royalty to peasants. WHY? Because they can run or jump or hit/catch/throw a BALL? Why should these skills be not only admired, but those who do such things almost worshipped?

I was thinking this again because of all the news about Joe Paterno, the Sandusky child raping scandal, the students rioting against Paterno’s dismissal. Two weeks ago, I had never even heard of Joe Paterno. Now, he is the premier example of the old saying that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The story is sordid, but simple. Joe Paterno, a man who had immense power over a city and a university and many state politicians because he was a successful football coach and was literally worshipped for this, allowed a pederast to remain with the University, the team and a “charity” supposed to be helping young boys. Let me say the most astounding part – he was literally the most powerful man at a University and the most powerful person for a 300 mile radius because of a GAME. People gave money to the University, not because of its teachers, research or academics, but because of a stupid GAME.

I’m a Texan, I know that people like football games. I know that UT and A&M have popular football programs. But the coaches do not wield power like a despot over the entire University, the town and a good deal of the legislature (not to say real too particular good things about the Lege, but at least they don’t do obeisance to some football coach.)

Paterno – the word comes from the latin word pater, meaning father. He spoke about the athletes, unpaid moneymakers for the University – clearing at least $50 MILL/year in profit, making exactly nothing, as his “kids.” He boasted of his pristeen morals, of fomenting those self-same morals in his clubhouse and locker room.

But what should a good father, a man of unquestioned high morals (and WHY are those morals unquestioned, I ask?) do when he discovers that one of his “kids” is a creature of evil? And make no mistake about it, adult men who anally rape little boys are just flat out evil. There is no other appropriate word. Evil. Do you excuse him because he is your “kid”? Do you think that you should allow him to continue to rape, unmolested (hahahaha) and cover up any tales of his crime? Is it because he is yours and therefore his crime would reflect on you, or is it because you think that your family and the family business, the game of football, is far more important than any 10 year old boy’s rectum.

How could anyone, ANYONE, especially a man with boys of his own, so easily dismiss a crime like this? To protect a GAME?

You all know the story. In 2001, an enormous male, age 20 something, caught a smaller, much older man raping a child in the locker room. The discoverer was an ex-football player. The rapist, his former coach and one of his present bosses. The discoverer did absolutely NOTHING to stop the rape or help the child, just called his own daddy, who told him to keep his mouth shut and tell Paterno in the morning. He did. And what happened with the rapist? Not a thing. Again.

Oh yes, it had happened before.

Paterno, in 1998, was the most powerful man at the University, not just the most highly paid. He obeyed the letter of the law and reported the matter to his immediate “superior.” And went on as if nothing had happened. The rapist was forced to “resign” with a nice severance package, but essentially continued on as if nothing had happened. More and more people witnessed the rapist raping. Paterno heard no evil, saw no evil and did evil by saying nothing.

Did he think his legacy would be tarnished by exposing (hahaha) the monster in lion’s clothing? Did he think people would think ill of him for saying – I discovered that this piece of garbage was molesting little boys in our own locker room and I made sure that he was imprisoned immediately and the victim provided for? How can he defend to himself, let alone the God is supposed to worship, his decision to literally “keep it in the family” at the expense of raped children? Is it that they were not his kids so who cares? Is it that they were the disenfranchised, so who cares? Is it that all he cared about was the image of his football team?

I know that many males will explain to me that being female, I can’t possibly understand the locker room mentality, the importance of omerta at any cost. That football is so crucial a piece of existance that its players and coaches should be allowed to do essentially anything as long as they play winning football.

They are right. I don’t get it, any more than I get the cult of college football and the fanatical fantasy that these athletes are “amateurs” and students who just happen to be able to play a game that nets their University uncounted zillions and themselves nothing but endless sexual partners.

I may be a fan of a team, or of an athlete, but if I EVER found out that the team had supported or enabled a rapist (hello Boston Red Sox and your skeletor in the closet – hahahaha) I would most certainly NOT excuse ANYTHING and would demand that anyone who allowed this to go on or didn’t report it be outed and punished accordingly, even if the only punisment available was social censure.

How, HOW???? could students support Joe Paterno, no matter what ELSE he had done, after learning that he put the importance of a football GAME above the safety and sanity of these poor raped boys? The support is based on, what, that he won football games and obeyed the letter of the law and only informed a person who he knew could be relied upon to sweep the unpleasantness under the rug?

You could try to excuse the graduate assiatant who witnessed the rape and didn’t call the police on the grounds that he was afraid for his future and chose to protect himself and let the child go to hell. Some excuse. But excusing the ONE person who had absolute power, the power to stop the rapist because he won FOOTBALL games – that is the utmost in unforgiveablilty.

I understand those who, like Joe Posnanski, who believed Paterno to be the moralest of the moral, shocked into disbelief. Disbelief, I understand. I would feel the same kind of disbelief and shock if someone who I believe is one of the moralest of the moral, like Lance Berkman, was accused of a heinous crime. BUT faced with incontrovertable evidence, I would certainly not be telling him – well, I still love you because you hit .300 as an Astro and had a 1.063 OPS+ in the World Series. That is less than nothing vs evil. And what Paterno did, keeping quiet, placing a stupid GAME over multiple human lives, was just as evil as the rapist.

sigh

It isn’t that I don’t understand the instinct of preserving the family - I guess this Paterno creep was virtually head of a family. I understand not wanting cops. I understand not wanting trouble. I understand not wanting scandal. I understand not wanting disgrace. But What I do NOT understand is tolerating a child rapist in your family because he is your family and at least so far, his victims are not One Of Your Own.

You want to know if I am going to let my own children play football. The twins don’t want to and Da Bull, who is enormous and urged frequently by those who don’t know better to go play football, tells them (and I quote): No thank you – I abhor gratuitous violence.

Yes, I did teach him them big ol words and he DID have to practice it until he got it juuuuuuuuust right…

And yes, their daddy and I HAVE sat down with them, discussed the importance of them feeling comfortable enough to tell us if someone tries to touch them in such a way that it makes them uncomfortable. We hope we made them understand that they would NOT be punished and that they should not think they should have to pay the price of silence and rape to continue on with their lives.

11/11/11: Jeff Niemann Hosts A Pitching Clinic At Lamar HS Today At 4 PM

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Sorry to be so late in posting this.

Jeff Niemann – remember him from the CWS Champion Rice Owls 04 team? He’s pitching for the Rays, after years recuperating from this surgery and that – yeah, his arm just might could have been a leeeetle overused in college.

This afternoon, he’s having a pitching clinic from 4-5 at Lamar HS to benefit Rudy Bocanegra, who is LHS grad who was diagnosed with cancer. Cost is $50 and every penny goes to Rudy’s medical expenses. Jeff is DONATING his time. Good for him. Too may famous people want their cut offn the top.

There will also be a 15 team tournament this weekend. ALL proceeds will go to help pay Rudy’s medical bills.

I guess that the tems have been pre-determined, but no reason that a grrrrl couldn’t get a pitching lesson from Jeff. Too bad I can’t go.

Lamar HS is in River Oaks, on Westheimer, betwen Buffalo Speedway and Kirby. Good luck with the traffic.

11/6/11: Goin To The Dogs

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Well, my friends and loyal readers (hi Mama!!!), I decided to do what Famous Columnists do and recycle some of my favorite Dog tales whilst trying to think of something positive to say about this team, who has so far picked Great Finds offn the scrap heap of crappy waived AAAA guys – Brian Bixler, another crappy utility infielder and Craig Tatum, another crappy catcher. Not even worth writing up. NO idea who they plan to pick up to replace Clint Barmes, who is a free agent and will not be offered a contract, as he will cost more than minimum wage – translation from Ed Wade’s comment about gee we would like him back, but…

Anyway, for more cheery stories:

Here is how Tony Gwynn Dog, AKA Phat Stuff Dog, came to be part of the Gray family and how, by the way, he singlehandedly woofed the Astros to the Wild Card in 2004.

I act like a Mami Dog

More baby Dogs

And Jana Makes Three!!!

 

 

The 2011 Hardball Times Annual

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Click here to check it out.

As all yall know, I used to contribute to THT when they wrote a preseason preview – I talked Astros, naturally. I still do the Astros’ players review  for the fantasy site – meaning write a few lines about the guys in the Astros Organization and how I think they’ll do. (NO, I am not allowed to discuss Brad Ausmus…) Brian Cartwright,  who actually knows how to use computers and Excel and stuff like that does the stats via the OLIVER system. Don’t ask me to explain it because I don’t understand how you get linear weights or anything else. But I have faith in the system because Brain is smart. I mean, Brian is smart.

Anyway, the Annual for this year is now for sale – click here to buy. A lot of guys did a lot of work, writing about this season and next, as well as statistical outlooks. I know it is cheaper on Amazon, but if you buy it there, the writers don’t get any of the money and it’s not like they end up getting very much $$$ for a lot of very hard work, anyway.

10/1/11: Base Ball Bliss – 4 Playoff Games In ONE Day!!!!

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

I would say that it doesn’t get any better than this, but actually it could – the Astros used to be one of these teams.

sigh

I guess I am gonna root for the Brew Crew, although I could certainly handle it if the Dbax won. Man it hurt to look at Miller Park packed with screaming fans, starving for a pennant, starving for a WS they’ve never had. I remember it like it was yesterday – I mean, being one of those screaming fans in the seats, sure that this is the year we’d Go All The Way!!! Winning the pennant in spite of Lidge, losing the WS because of him – mostly.

Gonna be a long LONG time before that comes back to Houston – if it EVER does because this IS baseball and youneverknow. Look at KC, look at Pittsburgh…

Enough grousing – on to happy thoughts…

Best baseball day I can remember, besides Astros winning the WC on the last day of 04 or even beating the Braves for the first time in 05 and FINALLY beating the Cards, winning the pennant, is one summer day when I was a kid, I think in ’91, when for some reason, there were 3, or is it 4, baseball games on TV at the SAME time!!! Of course, this was Back In The Good Ol Days when ESPN and TBS and WGN and Fox all used to broadcast day baseball games. I remember sitting happily in front of the TV, holding that remote like a MAN, clicking from one game to the other. Braves, Astros, White Sox, someone else – was it the Athletics? What’s the difference – it was teh awesomeness.

Funny, I don’t remember who or what 11 year old grrrls were supposed to be into that summer – maybe Michael Jackson. But I sure nuff did keep my Dangerous obsession with baseball In The Closet…

So much easier when you are 11 to have the time to sit, entranced, watching baseball for hours. MUCH more difficult once you are a busy Mami.

The afternoon started off with the smallest market teams, natcherilly. So I got to watch Texan Yovanni Gallardo simply shut the Dbax DOWN. I understood – he’d done that so many times to us, too. Ian Kennedy had give up a couple of runs, and I guess he was tiring in the 7th – gave up a double to Ryan Braun (who is in a tight race with Matt Kemp for this year’s MVP and yeah, Kemp will probably lose because his team sucked and therefore, how could he have been “valuable”) and then, to my GREAT surprise, he pitched to Da Prince with first open. I thought right then – oh man, here it comes and sure nuff, he threw one down and in juuuuuust where Da Prince likes em and out it went.

Wonder where he’s gonna end up – probably in a C*bs uni if Uncle stays in Saint Looie. Yanks and RedSox already gots long term expensive solutions – and let’s be real, Uncle ain’t playin no 3rd base/LF full time. Anyway, I guess he could end up with the Nats, which would be INteresting. Giants now SAY they ain’t payin, seeing as how they are already out like 50 mill for the almost useless trio of Barry Zito, Aaron Rowand and Aubrey Huff; Angels are Mariners version 2 for signing extremely expensive FA who are flops – see Vernon Wells, and yeah, I know he was obtained in a trade for Mike Napoil, don’t ask me why in the name of the Good Church of Baseball that Scoscia, who really runs things there, prefers Jeff Mathis, who makes JR Towles look like Babe Ruth. Where was I? Oh yeah – they may or may not be expecting Kendrys Morales to return, so youneverknow, maybe Uncle or Da Prince will end up there.

The Dodgers? They have to find money SOMEwhere to sign Matt Kemp.

Anyway, speaking of Saint Looie, Lance put them ahead in the first with a 3 run homer off a FB that Roy Halliday threw down the middle. But after the Phils had seen Lohse twice through the lineup, they hit him – a 3 run homer and a 2 run homer and that was the end of the Cards. I see that they left Kyle McClellan off the roster. I was more than a little surprised, but maybe that’s because he kicked Astros butt this year and I might could not be real too unbiased about him.

The Cards this year have Uncle, Lance, Holliday – plus Yadi and Freese (when he’s not hurt) plus Chris Carpenter and a couple of good relievers – and let’s say I would be stunned – to put it mildly, if they survive this round. But then again, I was stunned that the 116 win Mariners didn’t survive the first round. It’s baseball and youneverknow.

So now, I’m watching the Rays trying to come back against the Rangers – they are in Arlington, the Hitter Heaven and baseballs B flyin. But actually, the Rangers are winning mostly because Big Game James Shields gave up 5 runs in the 4th, after shutting em down for the first 3 – HBP, single, single (both shallow grounders) another HBP, 2 run single, run scored on a passed ball swinging K and RBI groundout. 5 runs on like almost NOTHING. And then there was pitching change after pitching change – and in spite of Evan Longoria’s 3 run homer to center, it took the Rangers 3 hours and 33 minutes to finally end the thing. I HATE these long AL games with pitching changes every other batter and

reminds me of Millsie-poo.

Tigers are busy losing the rest of the rain delay game – or maybe it’s even Game 2 and they’ll make up Game 1 some other time, who cares.

Thing is – roofs are great. Too bad ours wasn’t retractable back in 05 – the *(%T*#%@! Bud Selig…