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  1. Lith

    I need a new hobby. Any suggestions???

    Drums. For a guy with a concussion. May need to think about that one in a few days, but right now, it ain't happening.
  2. Lith

    2018 Mets thread

    That is an awful lot of ifs just to be decent. But it does show how slim the margin for error is with this team. Friday nights and this afternoon's games are the recipe for this team to win. Strong starting pitching, couple of long balls and a 3-1 or 4-1 victory. I am heading up to Milwaukee for the Friday night and Sat afternoon games next weekend, so I am glad to see they have strung together a couple of good games. Gives me a reason to look forward to this weekend.
  3. Lith

    I need a new hobby. Any suggestions???

    I already have a smart trainer. Mount my bike on it and I can "ride" virtually anywhere in world. Through my nieghborhood or a stage in the Tour de France. No need for a peloton, since the trainer accomplishes the same thing, for alot less $$$. Still plan to ride this way in the basement to stay in shape, but its not the same as getting outside and riding with friends. Dude, I struggle staying upright on a bicycle at 18-20 mph. I am supposed to hop on a crotch rocket at 3 times the speed. Glad you enjoy it, but no thanks. And don't tempt fate, never ride withouot a helmet. I like the kayaking idea. There are some kayak/canoe rental places around here (nothern illinois). Maybe I will check that out next nice weekend we get. Really want to find something that will give me a chance to get outside a bit.
  4. Lith

    I need a new hobby. Any suggestions???

    Thanks. Fishing is not my thing. Worst part of this is I just put down about $1,600 on a new bike about two weeks ago. And if it was just me, I would probably be back out there riding next week, once the bruises heal. But I just took it up again a year ago. Its not like its been part of my life for 30+ years. And I can't do that to my wife & daughter-- eveytime I head out of the house, they will be afraid that we will end up in the ER again. I will still ride on the trainer a couple of days a week to stay in shape, and the occasional ride in the neighborhood, but heading out on the road again for serious 30-40 mile rides, after two near-serious injuries. Just not worth it. I hate to even think about what could have happened it I was not wearing a helmet, or if a car was coming up alongside me as I went down. Maybe I will feel differently about it in a month or two, but for now, its not worth the risk.
  5. Lith

    2018 Mets thread

    2 in a row. First two game winning streak since the end of the 9 game streak in April. Thor on the hill today -- hopefully they can finish off the sweep this afternoon.
  6. For most of the last 35 years, I have been a runner. Couple of years ago, I had to give it up -- just too may aches and pains from the knee down. Last summer, I took up cycling. I had been a triathlete back in the 1980s, so I had done quite a bit of cycling in the past. I dusted off the 30-year old bike and got back out on the road. Was having a blast until I crashed in August. 4 broken ribs had me laid up for most of September, but I got back on the road again after I healed up. Then, yesterday, out riding in the morning with 4 other guys. Foggy morning and it had rained over night, so the roads were still a bit wet in spots. We got to a railroad crossing that was wet and I went down. Bruised and a bit of road rash, but the scary part was the concussion. Yes, I was wearing a helmet. I don't remember falling, don't know if I hit my head or not. My friends said it didn't look like my head hit, and there was no sign of impact on the helmet, but considering the way I felt, there had to have been some sort of head trauma. I remember approaching the RR tracks and then getting up, unsteady on my feet. I got back on the bike (probably should not have) and had to follow the guys about 20 miles back home. I had no idea where I was. Never would have known how to get home if I was riding alone. And these are roads I ride all of the time. After I got home, my wife took me to the ER. For the second time in less than a year. CT scan was normal. ER doc said it was a mild concussion. If this is what a mild one feels like, I can't imagine what a bad one is like. I was in a fog all day yesterday. Could not answer simple questions about my medical history at the ER. Today, the fog in my head has lifted. I feel a lot better. Body is still sore, but the brain seems to be working. Two trips to the ER in about 9 months: 4 broken ribs, a concussion, multiple bruises and road rash. Maybe middle aged guys are just not made to be darting around in spandex. I need to find a safer hobby. I am thinking drinking beer, watching sports and getting fat might be an option, but I am open to suggestions.
  7. Lith

    2018 Mets thread

    Those first two weeks of the season sure seem like ancient history right now.
  8. Exactly. Should be a lot of fun to watch.
  9. Agreed. He is not likely to be expensive this late in the offseason. He does not have to be better than Adams or Maye, but if he is better than Miles, Brooks or Middleton, he is an upgrade. No harm in bringing him in for a visit and no reason that I can see for all the outrage just because he is another Safety.
  10. For a non-guaranteed $580K salary in 2018, and with 3 remaining years on a cheap rookie deal, there is no downside at all to this move. Given his salary, we can give him plenty of time to recover, regain his strength and see if he can play. If he flunks his physical or it becomes apparent in training camp that he can't play at the NFL level, we have lost nothing.
  11. Good move. No real downside -- hopefully the kid is healthy and will be able to contribute at some point.
  12. Lith

    Long old off season, OTA dates.

    You are right. I just read that they changed the rule for this year.
  13. Lith

    Long old off season, OTA dates.

    Rookies cannot attend OTA until after their school's final exams. I don't think that will be an issue for Darnold, since USC graduation was this weekend. He should be good to go. Edit: Rule changed this year -- all rookies can now attend OTAs.
  14. Lith

    2018 Mets thread

    Especially after he just missed one pulling it foul earlier in the at bat. Was so typical of our luck over the last couple of weeks -- then he nailed another one, but kept it fair a couple of pitches later.
  15. Lith

    2019 Draft.

    Sorry. Can't watch this tape. I will take a look at the Clemson one, but not this one. Still stings too much.