Matthew

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About Matthew

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  • Birthday October 22

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Napa Valley, CA
  • Interests Jazz, Baseball and good writing.

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  1. what are you drinking right now?

    Far Niente 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
  2. what are you drinking right now?

    Nickle & Nickel 2011 Sori Brisco Vineyard
  3. The Tremeloes: What A State I'm In - The Psych-Pop Sessions
  4. Now reading...

    Thanks for posting this! I'll be ordering it in the next coup of days.
  5. Jimmy Smith's finest performance?

    I've always been a sucker for Smith's early stuff and At Club Baby Grand vol. 1&2 are tremendous to my ears.
  6. Now reading...

    Preaching in Hitler's Shadow: Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich edited by Dean G. Stroud. Fascinating book.
  7. Any in-game suggestion will be followed. Bruce Bochy was pretty much untouchable during his final year last season, but you could tell he wasn't too impressed with the direction of the front office, especially with the constant stream of players who Bochy was ordered to play (two of the opening day outfielders were in the line up by order of Farhan Zaidi to "showcase" them to other teams). Kapler knows he's not there for innovation, but to keep the clubhouse happy and let others do the heavy thinking. Giants fans don't seem to be too impressed, Kapler has issues Edit: Money quote from another article: Although Kapler’s leadership style resonated with his roster in Philadelphia, he had a much stronger connection to Phillies’ management than he did with his own dugout. “I always thought in Philadelphia, he bonded a lot better with the front office than he did with the clubhouse,” Salisbury said. “I didn’t think they always played for him, but I think he always responded to what the front office wanted.”
  8. A front office that wants to run every aspect of the team, on and off field, love a manager like Kapler. Does whatever they want, no questions asked...
  9. The Old School method of stoping that would have been: keep the same signs, have the catcher call for a change up, and the pitcher aim very, very, high-and-tight, basically throw at the batters head. Those days are lone gone though. If even Bud Selig couldn't vacate Barry Bonds as home run king, nothing' going to happen here, maybe a hefty fine. Interesting that the Hacking Scandal was by an ex-Astro employee. Guess we know where he learned that from.
  10. Now reading...

    Figures for an Apocalypse by Thomas Merton
  11. Jesse Malin: Sunset Kids. Very good!
  12. Thanks for the tip, I enjoyed the album very much.
  13. Humble Pie: Town and Country On the edit: This is a fantastic album!