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Bucs Off A Sunken Ship

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You know, I really need to install some sort of laugh track when reading the bottom-of-the-screen scrawl during the MLB trade season.

After trading shortstop Jack Wilson to the Seattle Mariners today, the Pirates sent double-play partner and fellow All-Star infielder Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants tonight.

The Pirates received Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson, a first-round draft pick in 2007, from the Giants in exchange for Sanchez, who won the National League batting title in 2006.

Earlier in the day, the Pirates sent Wilson and enigmatic right-handed pitcher Ian Snell to Seattle.

Coming to the Pirates from Seattle are first baseman Jeff Clement, shortstop Ronny Cedeno and right-handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock. Cedeno will join the major-league team, Clement will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis, and the three pitchers will report to Single-A teams.

Wilson has been the Pirates’ shortstop since 2001 and was the longest current tenured player with the team as well as one of its most popular players.

“It’s a sad day for me,” Wilson said. “Regardless of the record, I take a lot of pride in being a Pittsburgh Pirate. It was an honor to have played for the organization.”

Wilson can be a free agent at the end of the season, and he was asked whether he would consider returning to the Pirates.

“I would definitely consider it,” he said.

CONSIDER RETURNING? Jack, you’re free. Get the hell out of here!

Once again. I don’t care about these “prospects.” If any of them makes an impact in the majors, they’ll just get traded away. God why do people waste their money on this team?

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July 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm

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Quick On The Drawl

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And to think I used to support you, Senator Voinobitch.

Republican Sen. George Voinovich, who is not running for re-election next year, told a newspaper in his home state of Ohio yesterday that Southerners bore a good share of the blame for his party’s lagging popularity.

“We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns,” Voinovich told the Columbus Dispatch Monday. “It’s the Southerners….

“They get on TV and go ‘errrr, errrrr,'” he said, according to the paper. “People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re Southerners. The party’s being taken over by Southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'”

You want to talk about embarrassment? Go onto the Senate floor and cry (again) about John Bolton heading off to the UN.

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July 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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Just Another Day At The (Vet) Office

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So this morning I was getting up for work. Didn’t feel like going in but didn’t want to blow a vacation day. I trudged through my shower routine and was drying myself off when the better half said that JJ was acting odd. Well, odder than usual. He was walking around one of the litter boxes rather than actually using the feline bathroom device. Now the better half is a Catholic, so the whole guilt thing is alive and kicking with her. However, just minutes after JJ stopped milling around the litter box he was back at it again. OK, let’s see what happens next. He’s acting like he has to take a crap. Don’t ask — I know when each cat has to go Number 1 or Number 2.

Nothing happened.

OK, now my red flag went up. Here’s the plan. We’ll be in the midst of the morning commute when the vet place will be open. We’ll call and try to get an appointment ASAP. If we get an appointment in the next few hours I’ll drop the better half off at work and go back home. If not, I’ll go to work. We have a 10:45 a.m. appointment? Sweet. Home I come.

Why is this a big deal? Because our other male Max had a crystal blockage in his pee and it almost killed him. Whenever there’s straining at the litter box I take it seriously. Well the vet appointment came and went. Turns out JJ doesn’t have a problem peeing — he let loose in the vet’s office after they manually drew some urine from him. JJ’s revenge, I guess — but he’s not bright enough to do something like that intentionally.

So I spent about two hours at the vet and got home at 1 p.m. I then go online and give my Facebook a quick once-over. Guess what the better half posted on her page?

Well, I experienced my first theft in my life. My bookbag got stolen this morning while I was across the hall doing an interview. What did they acquire you ask… my house keys, $2.50 in bus fare, work keys, my work id, and an cheapo MP3 player. Hope it was worth it dude!

It’s another drive into Shittsburgh for me in a few hours. In rush-hour traffic. W00t~!

You know, going into work today doesn’t sound that bad after all.

Oh, and regarding JJ — he’s got a severe urinary tract infection. Instead of not being able to pee, he’s unable to poop. He’s in quarantine for the next day or so while he takes his meds and some soft food. He’s got until the end of the day Thursday to crap or else it’s back to the vet for him. I guess this is better than pee hole blockage.

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July 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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