December 1st, 2005

Moose With Mug

Phillies Stuff

I'm sorry to see Billy Wagner go to the Mets, but the Phillies absolutely did the right thing by not even attempting to match the number of years offered by the Mets. I'm glad to see that they learned their lesson after the contracts they gave Bell and Lieberthal. I want the team to do everything possible to win, but in as sane a matter as possible.

I don't know what to make of today's New York Post article that has the BoSox and Phillies talking about an Abreu-for-Ramirez swap. I'd make it in heartbeat, and use some of the salary saved on Thome's contract to pay the difference in taking on Ramirez over Abreu. However, many of the stats geeks over on the Baseball Primer blog seem to think that it's a really bad idea for the Phils.

Last Phillies thought for the day: someone please, please explain to me how Gary DiSarcina got on this year's HOF ballot but Mickey Morandini was left off. Neither of them really merit any sort of HOF discussion (sorry groovypq), but I don't think any knowledgeable baseball fan would say that DiSarcina was more Hall worthy than Morandini.
Moose With Mug

Other Tidbits

The thing I hate most about being an EA: everybody on your team views your desk as a supply cabinet when you're not around. Hey, butt-munchers, how would you like it if I pulled a Grinch and started taking shit off of your desk when you're not around?

Initially lost in my fanboy overload of typing about the BNL concert earlier this week was a comment or two about the opening act: The LeeVees. At this moment, I'd have to classify them as a novelty act, but as an unknown opening act, they were incredible. I don't know which song I liked best, "Goyim Friends" or "Applesauce Vs. Sourcream," but either way I plan to get their debut album, Hanukkah Rocks when we get past our money cruch.

Speaking of which, it's a good thing Mrs. Moose and I are both dieting/trying to lose weight right now. Our finances are literally so tight that by our next paychecks we'll have to start sucking the marrow out the cliched bones we're cutting so close to. Thankfully, there's a huge honkin' light at the end of this tunnel--assorted bonuses and other temporary flows of cash will arrive at the middle of the month--but at the moment any unexpected financial hit will send us careening headlong into the side of the tunnel. As it is, we're fighting to prevent a wild careen off to either side.

While the exercise regimen going well, using my lunch hour to workout has put a massive dent in my available time for reading and on other work on Some Fantastic. If it was just me, it'd be just as good a reason as any other to cancel some of our cable services. However, Tank loves Noggin and it's only available on the extended tier of channels on digital cable.