Heart of the Order

March 18 2011 05:51PM

This is Tim Raines. Powder blues, doubles to the gap, lightning on the base paths. First to third in a heartbeat, sb followed by runs scored all day long. Tim Raines was a glorious leadoff hitter, but the Expos placed him in the heart of the order. Didn't matter. He killed that too.

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March 18 2011 12:37PM

One might think that with 93% of the Oilers currently languishing on the injured reserve list the platoon of AHL call ups might try making an impact on a shift or two against the Coyotes last night. We suppose they can’t all snipe a goal top cheddar or make a sick backhand saucer pass over a sprawling defender – but finish a check? Play with some emotion?

Is that too much to ask for AHL players flown in by the grace of Kay-Z on a private jet?


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Coyotes vs. Oilers Postgame: Boa Constrictor

Jonathan Willis
March 17 2011 10:01PM

Well, I’ll never get those two and a half hours of my life back.

I’m partially kidding, but that was a fairly boring game. The Oilers, who despite their flaws have at least had some interesting players for most of the season, were almost entirely bereft of guys who are fun to watch all on their own. The Coyotes, like pretty much every team Dave Tippett has ever coached, are one of the least exciting teams in the league on a good night, and this wasn’t an especially good night.

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Jason Gregor
March 17 2011 12:51PM

This is the theme song for a 60's TV show called The Baron starring someone or other called Steve Forrest. I thought it was relevant given that Oilers fans will be treated to a different Baron Show for the remainder of the season - the Oklahoma City Barons, dressed up in Oilers silks.

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Jason Gregor
March 16 2011 05:01PM

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," is actually a paraphrase of the following statement:

"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."

Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathmatician, uttered the statement many years ago, and it is clear the paraphrased version holds true today; especially when it comes to hockey fans/media/people discussing the virtues of players.

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