“It is clearly a deliberate obstruction. They are taught to keep their legs down and out of the way of the runner in tie-up situations. The funny thing is, had Middlebrooks not taken the low-road, it looks like Craig would have easily been tagged at home plate for he loss. I could not tell while watching it, but on replay and the internet, it was a truly great call.”
solid on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:19:27
“The trip cost him 1-2 seconds. All the difference at home plate. I believe he would have been safe.”
lisaman on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:16:27
“The umpire said even if the legs had been down, he makes the call. I also disagree he would have been out had he not been tripped.”
ajbernhard on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:15:58
“Thing is, the obstruction doesn't even have to be deliberate and yes, the blues had the call correct.”
1. I miss Spitzer as AG
2. I miss Spitzer as Governor
3. I do not care who he slept with or what he paid for it
Welcome back champ! Time to start cleaning up the comptroller's office like you did every other post you've held.
You have my vote.”
tmf177 on Jul 8, 2013 at 13:22:51
“Speak for yourself. I'm a life long NY'er too and I don't want him back. He abused his role as AG and as Governor. While I commend his lawsuit against GE, much of the Wall Street suits ended u being dismissed. He's a hypocrite who abuses his power. No thank you. In fact I will volunteer to make sure he does not get in office again.”
SHOCKEDAGAIN on Jul 7, 2013 at 21:53:08
“Love New Yorkers. You should never forget this. This is great news. I have here the piece for you, the one he wrote that made Bush squirm and go after him. He was working on this ....that is why....they decided to get rid of him:
“You sort of have to admire the Mercedes driver. After taking a punch and KNOWING there are four adults and one kid who had just hit him in the car, he went back for revenge. Either he was well and truly lit or that hombre is braver than I am.”
“Really...you think a company firing a high official because he is accused of overt racism and slapping a 2 year old is indicative of guilt in some way? There is zero upside keeping him on. I said I have heard stories of this kind before turn out vastly different then they started. I am saying when a woman starts with the long term affects an incident has had on her kid, the lawyers are usually already involved. And I am saying it all sounded somehow manufactured. I stick with all that. The investigation will be spectacularly public so I guess we'll all know more than soon enough.”
“You know...your incivility is only matched by your inability. I did not defend anyone. I said wait for the official story. Now I know mommy never taught you to be polite to others, just like this Hundley fellow apparently. So speak to yourself from here on little boy. Adults are discussing...”
IcedTee63 on Feb 19, 2013 at 23:34:41
“You're right adults are talking so please try to keep up. You must admit, a lot of what you said puts the mother in the role of Golddigger."...the supposed victim smelled money?" They needed to check his blood alcohol? Why? Being drunk does not absolve him from his actions. You did defend this animal and tried to cast doubt on the mother.”
“I said I thought either one needed to do time if the story broke the other way. If there are witnesses and adequate proof, this fellow needs serious therapy and enough time behind bars to get through the program. One must assume it is not his first time hitting children, as NO behavior begins manifesting itself in public.
Wrongful dismissal is just a re-hire event in most cases, whereas THEY are the deep pockets behind any potential lawsuit IF, and I didn't see whether this was so, the fellow was traveling for business. So firing is what any smart HR director faced with a risk mitigation analysis would do.”
agness nutter on Feb 19, 2013 at 14:22:24
“Go back and read your own post. Everything about it suggests you don't think a man in his position would do such a thing and that the story has a bad smell. There were witnesses who confirmed the story and none who refuted it. There was enough for the employer to fire a high ranking employee - the balance of probability suggests she is telling the truth.”
“You know...if you have information I do not, that just makes you more informed...it doesn't give you the right to insult you rude little child. Talk to yourself from here on. Adults are trying to discuss...a word you still in your future learning category. ”
ConsciousOfEverythin on Feb 19, 2013 at 14:02:02
“Clearly, you are closed minded in your assessment that the victim, who is a child is after money. All you had to do was read the articles and not isolate yourself to one theory.”
“Let's see how this plays out. The story feels manufactured to me. If he was arrested on arrival, then his blood alcohol should soon be known. If there were witnesses, and in a crowded flight I don't see how there couldn't be, then the truth will out. Not to denigrate Idaho but it is the home of the Aryan crazies so there is a chance it is true. But men of that age and standing don't usually lose their temper in ways that jeopardize a life's work. I have seen similar situations unfold where the supposed victim smelled money. This has very much that smell.
If that's the case, mom needs to do some time...if he slapped the kid, he does. It is offensive but it is still legal in this country to call someone a bad name.”
postgirly on Feb 19, 2013 at 14:43:32
“then they have to face the consequences. let them be 'legal' all they want!”
HellboundNDown on Feb 19, 2013 at 05:24:40
“it's a not-so-vast left wing conspiracy or not.”
IcedTee63 on Feb 19, 2013 at 03:06:49
“The story sounds manufactured? Thank you for sharing your complete ignorance on this story Israel4Ever. You're actually defending a piece of trash that would strike someone else's child? "If there were witnesses, and in a crowded flight I don't see how there couldn't be, then the truth will out...?" "Other passengers on the plane assisted Bennett, and one of them heard the slur and witnessed the alleged assault, the affidavit said." Found that in like 3 seconds. "But men of that age and standing don't usually lose their temper in ways that jeopardize a life's work?" So this guy probably isn't predisposed to do something like this? Well in 2007, Hundley pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge filed in Virginia, according to court records.
Seriously, you are really too simple to be making posts here.”
ConsciousOfEverythin on Feb 19, 2013 at 02:48:06
“You know you sound insane, right. SMH. The airline has the entire event on tape. So, there is not "if or ands" about what occurred on the flight.”
agness nutter on Feb 19, 2013 at 02:38:42
“An earlier story quoted a witness who saw the guy hit the child and heard what he said. Men of that age and standing don't usually lose their temper in ways that jeopardize a life's work - IF THEY KNOW THEY WILL BE BROUGHT TO ACCOUNT. It's astonishing what they do and say when they think they can get away with it. Sounds like this guy was drunk.
Funny that you think this mom needs to do some time. Why would you assume she's inventing anything? His employer obviously had enough information to fire him or they'd be looking at a suit for wrongful dismissal.”
Lordcron on Feb 19, 2013 at 01:58:42
“Wow!.... The mother was White and you still have a credibility issue?! Why don't you just come out and say what's really on your mind. You'd never take up for a black person even if it were an innocent baby with a white mother.
Just say it and be done for god sakes. It's not like you can hide it anyway!”
“Amazing how these advocates who stand to make their millions from intrusive data never mention the dark side regarding loss of privacy, control, self-determination, and outright identity, IP, and data theft.
The internet was transformative because it gave you the world's collected knowledge within arms reach...big data is just another way to sell you stuff.
I would weep for the current crop of data sheep but, truth be told, I don't really care if you are willing to sell your birthright for a single morsel of app meat. I will teach my children that freedom is better than false information, outside is better than inside, contact is better than virtual and Facebook is for self-absorbed losers.
There will be blowback against this sort of thing, where human skills trump virtual falsities. You are already seeing it, where non-FB workers are more hirable than heavy FB users because there isn't a trail of stupidity for employers to track. Look for a million similar downsides to the connected, big data world. Then come join me and the boys...we are going on a hike.”
QuietClass on Jan 16, 2013 at 22:15:27
“Right on. Big data? Open your eyes and go see the world, that is big data. F&F.”
“I know what you are saying about negotiations, but we won the election, and without horrific gerrymandering would have won the house as well. That WAS the negotiation. Everything after that is appeasement. Let's go over the cliff and start afresh...too hell with half-measures.”
klma on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:42:57
“I know how you feel. We won, the people won, we should get what we want.”
“So your defense of this deal was "they were lying to us during the election, and we should have known it". While you are undoubtedly right, that is a TERRIBLE justification for any behavior. There would be the wrath of daddy in my house if my kids tried to use that kind of rationale...and they don't actually control my purse strings...though they sure do tug on them.”
klma on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:45:02
“Yes, but those are children, not adults who should know you can't always get what you want and that "negotiating" means you surely won't.”
Dec 30, 2012 at 21:39:53
“What has clearly happened is that the generation that will skip a movie rather than act like civilized human beings in a communal setting (i.e. put away your gear and enjoy the movie with the rest of us) is now buying more tickets than the generation that will skip a movie rather than sit in a theater with a bunch of rude, touchpad addicted children. So the theater did what any smart business does...it catered to the larger purchaser base. Good for them. Of course, that theater would lose ALL my business forever. But, truth be told, I don't live there and they don't care about my cranky-self.”
“Beyond that...a bit of bullying actually helped teach you to stand up for yourself...or, if you were going to be one of those pushed around for the rest of your life, taught you to duck and cover, early.”