Rich Hill, Missouri

There's probably some law against driving and digital cameraing, right? I think that the real authors around here have a bunch of good things in the pipeline. Until then, here's a new thread.

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Can everyone see that photo in full, when they click on the thumbnail?

worked for me, on the other hand, the caching thing has infected the posts once again. I had to try 3 browsers to read this.

It works fine on IE. The site, though, didn't show up for me from 4.20 to 5.30pm CT.

"Rich Hill, Missouri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the Chicago Cubs pitcher, see Rich Hill (baseball player). Rich Hill is a city in Bates County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,461 at the 2000 census."

the thumbnail is also stretched out in Safari...

Doesn't work on Firefox.

the link to the larger image was working on my browsers but not anymore... apparently they're moving to a dedicated server as we speak (I guess it was spread out), we'll see if that helps.

My sister actually lived in that town in the 70's or 80's, no shit. She has lived all over Missouri and Kansas, I lose track of the towns, but that might even be the little podunk town we visited her in once in '79. I remember being a bored kid with absolutely nothing to do. My sister and her husband bought a house with a large amount of property and one cow that the seller pushed on them. I remember sitting in the house, baking in the summer heat and waiting for the cow to come back over the hill. That and competing with my brother to kill the most fly's. God that was an awful vacation.

I'm using Firefox and was able to click on this photo when it was first posted. Now I am unable to, not sure why.

Who's watching the game? SEC...SEC...SEC

My personal favorite road sign:

That didn't work at all...here is the url: http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j175/spock0...

2 of my favorites: http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/Citi... I believe there's a sign that actually says Climax 1 mile which is even better http://static.flickr.com/74/158802244_1d2b186... Beware, "Family of Three" crossing

JD, Too — January 8, 2007 @ 8:20 pm Who’s watching the game? SEC…SEC…SEC --------------------------------- Go BUCKS!

"I'm magic on the floor and gold on the mic"- http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2006/12/de...

It looks like they've decide to show up and make it a game.

I don't have a photograph of it - well, wait I think I do, but couldn't find it - but there's a roadsign I passed in Iowa when I'd do the Omaha to Madison trip, for the town of "What Cheer" Actually, I know I have a picture of the What Cheer road sign, I actually pulled over to take a picture.....

I spoke too soon. SEC...SEC...SEC

Let's see.... What Cheer... Population, 678 Median resident age, 43.4 Median house value, 23,900 (!?!?!?!?!) Races in What Cheer: White Non-Hispanic 98.1% American Indian 1.2% "Two or more races" 1.2% Lanbd area 1.2 square miles (!?!?!?!?!?!?!) and from wiki.... What Cheer is named for a Native American greeting used in modern Rhode Island in the 1600s. In 1636 Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island who left Salem, Massachusetts to seek religious independence, landed at modern-day Providence in 1636 and was greeted by Narragansett Native Americans with "What Cheer, Netop". Netop was the Narragansett word for friend, and What Cheer was an old English greeting brought to New England by English settlers. Over time, the story of Williams' welcome was absorbed into the legend of Providence. When the future What Cheer was founded, it was named Petersburg for Peter Britton, the settlement's founder. The What Cheer story and name was brought to Iowa by Joseph Andrews, a major and veteran of the American Civil War in 1864. Andrews was a native of Providence and offered the name of What Cheer for a post office in the town in 1866. Petersburg was officially renamed What Cheer on December 1, 1879.

Go What Cheer, it was the nearest gas station from my parents home. I was told growing up that What Cheer was an old Welch expression similar to "what's up." What Cheer also has is known for its figure 8 racing track. Let your imagination work that one out.

Another Cub name: On my BlackBerry, when I click on the scroll wheel on a date, it gives me the option of clicking on "Mark Prior Open," as in prior messages. So, every time I look at my BlackBerry, basically, I'm reminded that Mark Prior is hurt. I'm dealing with it.

TRANSMISSION - Post it as a horizontal picture, it should view better.

We spend alot of time traveling from Mauston,WI to Skokie,IL Every time we pass this sign my teenage boys start laughing. I have seen hundreds of people taking there picture in front of this sign. http://carcino.gen.nz/images/index.php/5922d5...

This place is actually a decent fishing spot here in northern KY... http://www.danphillips.com/personal/cross-cou...

this caching thing with the comments is really annoying. any news on when it'll be fixed?

The most startling thing about What Cheer is that they're attempting to give 110%, or at least 100.5% when it comes to their population breakdown.

How is this for a 100% true Rich Hill, Missouri story: I had my first experience driving through Rich Hill, Missouri 2 summers ago. I was on my way to Des Moines, where that very night I saw Rich Hill pitch for the Iowa Cubs!

I've also camped at Big Bone Lick state park while on a roadtrip to watch the Cubs play in Cincy. But it gets better: To get to Big Bone Lick, you have to drive through the small town of Beaverlick, KY. That just can't be a coincidence.

sorry about that 10man, I put a note in the comments in the above thread about the situation.

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  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 13 min ago (view)

    And if Bryant does win the Service Time grievance his value in a trade this coming off-season will be diminished, because one year of club control until he becomes a free-agent versus two years of control is a significant difference. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 30 min ago (view)

    Q-MAN: It actually wouldn't surprise me if Bryant wins the grievance. 

     

  • Cubster 2 hours 31 min ago (view)

    ...and our Manager can dance!

     

  • QuietMan 3 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Still cant get the images of that SNL skit out of my mind.

     

  • Cubster 6 hours 8 min ago (view)

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  • Cubster 6 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Kaplan also tweets Ross is the new manager and they are working on contract. Tweet reported in mlbtr too.

    "Cubs made their decision late yesterday afternoon and the other candidates have been informed they are indeed out. David Ross is the choice."

     

  • QuietMan 6 hours 32 min ago (view)

    The Kris Bryant service time grievance is finally being heard by an arbitrator this week according to Kaplan.

     

  • crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

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  • bradsbeard 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    The draft over the ASB and the trade deadline pushed back until August 15th or so would make sense. Otherwise, I don't know how scouting departments are going to handle the draft lead up and the trade deadline running almost simultaneously.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    One other thing about MLB player development that is very different from NFL, NBA, and NHL player development is that most MLB clubs have upwards of 300 minor league players under contract (not including players on their MLB 40-man roster, the Cubs presently have 301 minor leaguers under contract on nine minor league affiliates).

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    JUST SAYIN: MLB is the only one of the four major North American professional sports that holds its draft and signs its draft picks during the season.

     

  • crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    umpire eric cooper has died...complications from knee surgery (blood clot)...52 years old

     

  • crunch 2 days 19 hours ago (view)

    "MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports former player David Ross and Astros bench coach Joe Espada "appear to be the frontrunners" for the Cubs' managerial opening."

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  • JustSayin' 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

     That's a fair description of the benefits of the plan but If I have to choose between "better way" and "owners' greed," I pick the latter.  MLB wants better MiLB facilities, on average, without paying a cent.  They want to deal with the social and legal pressure they are getting for not even paying minor league players minimum wage per real hour worked by having less players.  In addition, the draft is to be moved to late August, so every draftee would lose compensation for the stub year in which they are drafted.  For this reason, I'm not sure your point about col

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Mr. Phil.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 21 hours ago (view)

    HAGSAG: Besides reducing the costs that are associated with operating a minor league club, reducing the number of minor league affiliates would allow MLB organizations to increase the salaries of their remainng minor league players (who would be the organization's most-legit prospects) without having to increase the organization's aggregate minor league payroll.