Gameday Open Thread / Giants @ Cubs

I see the spring training schedule makers are just as whack as the regular season ones. The Cubs and Giants square-off for the third time this young Cactus Leage season with Ted Lilly slated to start against Matt Cain.

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The game will be on MLB.tv and CSN Chicago -- anyone in for Parachat?

Word.

See ya there.

Sori scratched with injured finger.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=2...

And speaking of which, I heard about Ascanio and DeRosa, but what's the story with Felix Pie and a "twisted testicle"? Doesn't sound like fun.

Twisted Testicle would be a great name for a band.

lmao... how does that happen?

Eeeee. I hadn't heard about Pie's twisted nut. Did someone give him an Izturis?

I'm sure a slumpbuster had something to do with his testicle injury.

Carrie Muskat sound as stupid as she writes - this inning is unbearable.

OK how do I get to parachat now? [too dumb to do my taxes too.]

Santo, after Pie homer: Felix is more erect at the plate.

I guess *guys* dig the long ball?

More on Soriano's fractured finger and Lou backing down off his Marquis comments yesterday.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2008/news/stor...

Hopefully, they are right and it is not that serious. That would be a huge blow.

Hendry's Comments during the ballgame today:

Hendry said,

DeRosa is back...maybe a week before he plays in a game though

[Quade does it again]...he was working with Soriano on using both hands to catch flyballs. Result: Soriano took a ball off the tip of his barehand.

Marquis "story" not even a story...he was caught in an interview situation where anything he said would be wrong. If he said he was okay with going to the bullpen it would sound like he wasn't really ready to compete for a spot in the rotation.

He told Lou when he arrived that Theriot was the kind of player he would love. It took a while but he does.

Thinks Kosuke is already a "good fit" with the Cubs. And reiterated how the Cubs organization had been enamored with Fukudome since the Olympics.

Ryno, come back, you quitter!

Jace, you too!

And now Green Lantern leaves. I'm out, too.

WTF?

ugg...my head still cant read the new site quickly and figure out the flow.

oddly...or not...ive grown be able to read the msg's as a linear mass rather than nested comments by topic within threads.

it doesnt help that when people go offtopic they dont change the subject.

took a while to get used to the last MVN change so i'll "get it" one day. oddly its taking me more time to figure out the flow of things.

also soriano's expected to return within a week or less according to da' paper.

okay...i think its the font that's bugging me after skimming quickly through old-TCR and new-TCR.

this is a more rounded font on the new site...also thinner/lighter. or it might be slightly smaller or less expressed, but the same font. i dunno, im not an expert in design/art/fonts/etc.

either way i think that's one of the things keeping me from scanning it. the old site had a similar sans-serif font style, but it seemed to present itself bolder. *shrug*

I agree with Crunch; the new font is lighter and harder to scan through than the old. If you increase the font as Rob G suggested ('Ctl +' for PC) then it is better, but it doesn't "scan" as well. Good thing crunch, carlosrubi and I aren't calling balls and strikes!

Trying to remember to reply to the specific comment so I posted this again.

Hey Crunch:

Have you tried switching to the flat view via the drop down at the top of the comments? It presents the comments in linear order. It can still be confusing sometimes when people using the threaded view respond directly to other comments w/o quoting or referencing, but it's certainly readable.

My turn to be the TCR team "doctor," maybe, though I don't even play one on TV. My kid had the DeRosa condition and the same fix, but this was almost ten years ago, thus it is much more routine now than "state of the art" anymore.

My guess is this was supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which is not atrial fibrillation nor Wolf-Parkinson-White.

I had several "episodes" of it myself when a teen, so there is probably a genetic component for propensity.

It is disconcerting, but not immediately life-threatening, unless you persist for several days with a pulse of 180-220 (not kidding), in which case they would use the meds to stave off cardiac arrest before it got that far. You do sorta feel weird, and want to sit down.

I dislike the font, as well.

I agree with Crunch; the new font is lighter and harder to scan through than the old. If you increase the font as Rob G suggested ('Ctl +' for PC) then it is better, but it doesn't "scan" as well. Good thing crunch, carlosrubi and I aren't calling balls and strikes!

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