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July 11, 2009

Mel Brooks is looking out for me

melbrooks.jpgWell, not really, but a commentator who goes by the handle "info" became the latest in a series of blog friends to forward me the spoof story from The Onion about Mel Brooks starting a non-profit organization to save the word "Schmuck" from extinction. The original article ran a couple of years ago, but it continues to circulate around the internet and -- for obvious reasons -- gets forwarded to me from time to time.

If you want to take a look at it, I've linked it right here.

If you don't want to take a look at it, here's a picture of Mark Hendrickson looking the way I feel right now. No connection between the two links is intended.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 2:45 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Schmuck being Schmuck
        

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Peter,

A wild (fantasy) trade for the Orioles.

The Mets get:

Aubrey Huff 1B: (Delgado is injured) the Mets can re-sign him to play 3B next year. The Os can play Salezar/Scott/Snydor/M. Aubrey in the years to come.
Brain Roberts 2B: The Mets have been looking to upgrade at this postion. The Os can use Andino or Justin Turner to play second.
Melvin Mora 3B: He may okay this trade

The Orioles get:

David Wright 3B:
Luis Castillo 2B:

Of course, I would stop being a Mets fan if they traded David Wright. I've been a Mets fan my whole life but, the past couple of years I've gotten hooked on watching this Os team. They have a great youth movement going - tremendous upswing to this team. They really just need to find a great young 3B and build a starting pitching staff and the rest will follow.

The days are counting on this Tillman guy, he should be the next one up. Rich Hill seems to be to the odd man out. He has poor body language (too noisy) meaning when he is not able to locate his pitches correctly he gives off poor posture on the mound. Opposing batters see this lack of self confidence and feed off this and start taking more pitches when facing him. He needs to keep focused and be more stoic whether he's pitching well or not.

Peter,

A wild (fantasy) trade for the Orioles.

The Mets get:

Aubrey Huff 1B: (Delgado is injured) the Mets can re-sign him to play 3B next year. The Os can play Salezar/Scott/Snydor/M. Aubrey in the years to come.
Brain Roberts 2B: The Mets have been looking to upgrade at this postion. The Os can use Andino or Justin Turner to play second.
Melvin Mora 3B: He may okay this trade

The Orioles get:

David Wright 3B:
Luis Castillo 2B:

Of course, I would stop being a Mets fan if they traded David Wright. I've been a Mets fan my whole life but, the past couple of years I've gotten hooked on watching this Os team. They have a great youth movement going - tremendous upswing to this team. They really just need to find a great young 3B and build a starting pitching staff and the rest will follow.

The days are counting on this Tillman guy, he should be the next one up. Rich Hill seems to be to the odd man out. He has poor body language (too noisy) meaning when he is not able to locate his pitches correctly he gives off poor posture on the mound. Opposing batters see this lack of self confidence and feed off this and start taking more pitches when facing him. He needs to keep focused and be more stoic whether he's pitching well or not.

Pete,

We got your six! Mel is right, in this time of political correctness we MUST just call a Schmuck a Schmuck! :)

Pete- it's good someone's looking out for you ... even if it is Mel Brooks .

"Loosely translated"....in German, Schmuck means "JEWEL"...and we're not talkin about your family J.....
So, if you come over here, we might be able to fetch a decent price for you, based on weight of course...... :)

the mel brooks piece was truly funny. thanks schmuck

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