When did Trey Hillman start managing the Orioles? (via @Ry_Hudson)
"Beast Mode," Monsters, Inc., Air Quotes, or just mocking his teammates? Actually, I don't care. I wish I could quit you, Zack Greinke, you crazy, awesome S.O.B. H/T: Dave Brown
A few weeks ago, kcdc1 and I made a "bet" (Ithere were no stakes, so I'm not sure it really qualifies, but I did commit myself to a side, so there). If I remember correctly, he took the position that Francoeur would finish at least 2 WAR (he wouldn't commit to more... heh). I took the under. Well, as you can see from the screeen shot above, from this morning, Jeff Francoeur is at 2 WAR now. Sure, he could play at below replacement level the rest of the season (he's still Jeff Francoeur), but the chances are against that... So I'm not sure whether I'm conceding or not (given that I assumed Francoeur would start hot), but I didn't think it would go on long enough to come to this. Plus, since this is the first time I've ever been wrong, I thought you'd all want to see evidence of this historic moment. Congratulations kcdc1, Jeff Francoeur, and, of course, Dayton Moore! 3/20 now! Legible size.
A hilarious thing about the movie business is that you can get away with anything as long as you call it "process." Literally, anything. I mean, he's sound asleep! The director is literally sound asleep on set - what the hell's going on here? Well, he's slept through his last three movies, and they were huge hits. It's how he works; that's his "process." He'll wake up at some point and give notes, but for now, let him catch a few Zs. I haven't been in the business that long, but at this point I can't think of a single outrageous behavior that I haven't seen occur on set and then heard excused as someone's process.