Posts tagged ‘Baseball’

September 21, 2008

Waukesha carnival 9/21/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this week’s carnival where we look at what I think are the best posts by Waukesha bloggers or about Waukesha. Let’s get started.

In local news and events, Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking wrote about a meeting of MyCommunityNOW bloggers at the Journal Sentinel building. They got a tour of the newsroom. Cool. I didn’t get to do that when I was a Community Columnist.

James Rowen, posting at The Political Environment, wonders if Waukesha County and city governments are working at cross purposes regarding drunk driving.

Fox Head looks at rapid transit, especially RTA wanting Waukesha to get involved.

In his morning dispatch for Saturday, Spring City Chronicle editor-in-chief has a tidbit on Pete Kennedy’s piece in Saturday’s Freeman that worth reading.

Darryl Enriquez, posting at Waukesha FYI, notes the area’s first Sonic will be at Fox River Shoppes.

Dave at Yorick’s Persiflage shows the empty promise of academic freedom at many universities. I can’t resist quoting this part,

I know I should expect nothing other than liberalism from my professors but I do expect fair treatment of both sides of any debate. I expect them to be biased but I also expect them to play devils advocate with their own ideas. Examples from politics should come from all sides of the issue not just the one side the professor happens to agree with. This is true especially when the audience is a captive one and one that is easily swayed by the all knowing professors. College students are being taught to think for themselves, they don’t all know how to do it yet. Let them think for themselves and stop filling their heads with Liberal talking points.

Are there problems with the ball field at Frame Park? James at Wigderson’s Library & Pub hears something.

Cindy Kilkenny, blogging at Fairly Conservative, took part in a conference call with Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

Writing at Conservatively Speaking, Sen. Mary Lazich thinks we should slow down on roundabout construction.

Bryon Houlgrave has pictures of the Marine Band at Cutler Park.

J. Gravelle at The Daily Scoff talks about campaign literature drops and the environment.

The Asian Badger takes Brookfield’s city clerk to task (following Mark Belling) for her policies which could lead to voter fraud.

Nationally. Dad29 takes a look at Fannie, Freddie, ACORN, NACA and Obama.

In more general news, Lisa at Sequentially Speaking informs on the naughty words in some comic books.

I get the impresion that Tom Gehl from Brookfield Basics likes Peggy Noonan.

Josh took a trip to Louisiana and has his thoughts with some pictures at Blog Waukesha.

That wraps up this week’s carnival. You can submit a post to the next edition by using this submission form or by e-mailing the link to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Past posts can be found here.

June 9, 2008

A Waukesha Carnival 06/08/08

by thoughtfulconservative

Well, it’s been a couple of weeks and there may be a couple of more before I do another one, but let’s go ahead and pop a carnival in here.

An Inexact Science is back and calling all readers.

Nationally, The Asian Badger discusses Russia offering to help us build a gas pipeline.

Josh at Blog Waukesha goes political and expresses many of the conservative hesitations about McCain.

Dad29 educates us on the preamble to World War II and a prime topic the last couple of weeks — appeasement.

If you have the stomach to get through them Kyle Prast has posted the letters she received from Wisconsin’s Senators at Brookfield7 concerning the cap and trade bill.

silent e goes on a fine rant on gas.

Locally, Bryon Houlgrave posts some pics of Milwaukee.

Most folks who read this will know that David at Carrick Bend Thoughts tipped Mark Belling about Wiggy’s post on the local Dems misadventures, but what got me thinking this week was his post on politically correct language.

Dean Culver, on the other hand, finds it hard to listen to conservative talk radio anymore, because there’re trashing [my word, not his] John McCain.

The Daily Scoff notes how a UW Madison study promotes drinking and what might be a future finding, if we can dream of such.

Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics brings one of the good guys into the spotlight.

Spring City Chronicle takes us on a photographic tour of the proposed ball park in Waukesha. More thoughts can be found here.

James Wigderson posts on the new superintendent of the Waukesha School District and the meeting to appoint him.

Cindy Kilkenny notes a problem with the Brookfield East plans.

As usual, if you have a favorite you can link in the comments or send the link to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. If you have one for next week, you can submit using this submission form. Past posts can be found on here. I don’t know right now when the next edition will be.

May 21, 2008

I hate being right

by thoughtfulconservative

I really would like the Brewers to do well.

But remember I said,

This club is no better and may in fact be worse than last year’s 83-79 team. It remains to be seen if Gagne will even regain his form much less be better than Cordero. Does Braun have a sophomore season approaching last year’s rookie year while moving to left field? Does Bill Hall regain his team MVP season of two years ago? Will Sheets remain healthy? Do all those bullpen changes work?

I should have added I was skeptical Fielder could top last year, but you can’t think of everything.

I still hope I’m wrong.

May 21, 2008

It started so innocently

by thoughtfulconservative

Badger Blogger reported

While BadgerBlogger can not independently confirm this, sources close to the Milwaukee Brewers organization tell BadgerBlogger late this evening, in the midst of another horrid road trip, and on the heels of a sweep by the Boston Red Sox, that Brewers manager Ned Yost will be relieved of his duties during the team’s off day Monday, and replaced on an “interim” basis by team bench coach Ted Simmons.

But swelled all out of proportion after Tom Haudricourt, a serious journalist, who probably, like Cuprisin and Kane, only blogs because his masters at the Journal Sentinel (Journal Communications?) make him, threw “the info out there for your consumption” along with disparaging remarks about bloggers on the Brewers blog that he and Anthony Witrado post to on JSOnline. He was obviously told about the post and not wanting to be scooped by these pesky bloggers, made his own post with his own speculations

Then the fit hit the shan, if you know what I mean. and the dust up gets commented on by Michael “I’m no baseball expert” Mathias and James Wigderson, who even drags Mickey Kaus into it.

Posts multiply upon post (and I admit I’m adding to it) charges and counter charges, source added to source, interviews on radio shows (h/t to Wiggy), speculation, innuendo, with all kinds of supposedly famous people commenting.

OK, I exaggerate. Somewhat.

I’ve been known to do so on occasion.

But it’s great drama.

April 27, 2008

Sign of the Apocalypse

by thoughtfulconservative

MLB – Standings – Yahoo! Sports
American League
East                          W  L    Pct  GB
Tampa Bay Rays      14 11 .560   —
Baltimore Orioles    14 11 .560  —
Boston Red Sox       15 12 .556  —
New York Yankees  13 13 .500  1.5
Toronto Blue Jays    11 15 .423  3.5

Yes, folks, the Devil Rays and the O’s are tied for first. So is Boston but they’re sure to fade 🙂

Meanwhile, Rays fans continue to be outnumbered at home games,

The Rays have often seemed like the visitors when the Red Sox and Yankees are in town, but they hoped it would change with an improved team.

April 23, 2008

Maybe the Rays should consider Orlando

by thoughtfulconservative

Tampa Bay Devil Rays rallied Wednesday night,

for a 5-3 victory at Disney World. “We’re very fortunate to be able to do it.”

Tampa Bay improved to 5-0 in games they’ve played here the past two seasons in home-away-home series designed to bolster fan support in the Orlando area.

Five and oh. That could be enough reason to build that new stadium in Orlando.

The attendance was 8989, that’s about what they’d get at the Trop.