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The Early September Afternoon Chat Thread

Hello, friends. Anyone else still a bit queasy after watching Ryan Franklin, newly minted once and future closer, do his very best latter day Jason Isringhausen impression? if this is what happens when you sign a closer to a long-term deal, then I want no part of ever locking one up again.

On the other hand, Matt Holliday continues to endear himself to the masses, and Colby looks to be smack dab in the middle of another of those Edmondsesque hot streaks he's quickly becoming famous for. Meet the new center fielder, same as the old center fielder. Now if Colby could only learn to sell it a bit better, we might really have something on our hands. More dives, kid. Less DiMaggio and more Divac.

Doing these chats seems to have gone pretty well in the past, so I carved out about two and a half, maybe three hours today to do nothing but sit here in front of my computer and answer whatever questions you care to throw at me. I had hoped to get going sometime around noon, but alas, life refused to allow me to do so. Regardless, I'm here now, and should be until four or four thirty, so let's have us a chat, shall we?

As always, ask pretty much whatever you like, and I'll do my level best to come up with some sort of answer, or at the very least a pithy response. Major leagues, minor leagues, September callups, anything and everything non-baseball related, all fair game.

The Baron's Playlist for the 2nd of September, 2009

"Heartbroke" - The Good Life

"Indie Rokkers" - MGMT

"Goin' Through Your Purse" - Material Issue

"For All We Know" - Bettie Serveert