Dave James

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  1. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    What would be done about revenue sharing?
  2. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in. The Padres have been "very aggressive" with their offer to Manny Machado, who is not sure if he wants to play for the club. Some people in Machado's camp are pushing for him to take a "shorter term deal" with the Yankees. (Andy Martino, SNY)
  3. Now reading...

    With respect to the two Reacher films, the first one is actually quite serviceable (the fight scene outside the bar with the five smart-ass punks is really well done)...while second is a real dud. Cruise is surprisingly effective in the title role in spite of the significant physical differential. Lee Child has said that if there is a third Reacher film, Cruise will not reprise his role. That begs the question, who among today's actors could most effective play Reacher? I don't see The Rock doing this...but perhaps you disagree. Something kind of fun to consider. FWIW, I have also heard that the third film would be based on "61 Hours" which, IMO, is the best of all the Reacher books.
  4. Video of 22 year old Keith Jarrett

    If this has been posted before, I'm being redundant, but I did a cursory search that didn't turn up anything. Anyhow, here is video of Jarrett in 1967 playing with the Charles Lloyd Quartet. I'm not a huge fan, but this is impressive. No vocalizing either.
  5. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Here's some more: The New York Yankees reportedly offered infielder Manny Machado a contract worth $220 million ranging between seven and eight years, according to former New York Mets GM Jim Duquette.
  6. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Leonard had one of the great baseball nicknames ever. Penitentiary Face.
  7. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    The Yankees have always been my favorite team, but back in to late '50's and early '60's, I closely followed the Reds, or the Redlegs as they were called back then. Vada Pinson, Ed Bailey, Gus Bell, Jim O'Toole, Johnny Temple, but most of all, Frank Robinson. Far from a rah-rah guy, but a quiet leader who was as naturally gifted a ballplayer as you could ever hope to see. In 1956, his rookie year, he batted .290, hit 38 home runs, had 166 hits and was the NL ROY. He remains the only player in MLB history to be named MVP in both the National and American Leagues. Quite the legacy.
  8. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    I'm getting all verklempt. That's not Murderer's Row, it's Assassin's Row.
  9. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Aaron Judge is already on record as saying that he would move to center field if it facilitates the Yankees' addition of Harper. Not sure where that would leave Hicks in the mix, but I'm sure he could be accommodated.
  10. Ed Shaughnessy -- Straight Man

    That's one of my all-time favorite Tonight Show moments. Thanks for posting it.
  11. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Still no mention of the most significant change that baseball needs to make. You want more offense? Get rid of the shift.
  12. 2017 NFL Season

    When you suggest that I'm unfamiliar with the game, I'll just say that you don't want to go there.
  13. 2017 NFL Season

    Interesting factoid. While this was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, it was also the Patriots’ largest margin of victory.
  14. 2017 NFL Season

    You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but you're in a rather distinct minority. Defenses can easily be made to seem extraordinary by a poorly imagined offenses. Jared Goff looked no more or less than he'd been tasked to reiterate his rookie season when the term "bust" was applied to him more often than not. He was a deer in the headlights. When what are, at least in theory, the two best teams the NFL has on offer, fans have every right to believe that a game balanced by offense and defense will ensue. This one missed by a country mile. As to the commercials, you must have been watching a different game. There were a handful of decent ones, but the vast majority were unimaginative, careful not to offend and sleep-inducing. Not a single one came within hailing distance of the best from prior years. As to the entertainment, here's the best characterization I've yet run across: "The whole show in fact seemed geared toward older millennials or millennial wannabes, from Sponge Bob to Big Boi to Adam Levine’s torso covered in tattoos that look like they came from a catalogue called “Tough Tattoos For Cool Boys Starter Kit."