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@Antonio G @Cecil Terwilliger Opening day sucks, its rookie fan day, all the clowns come out and get stupid drunk. AND they charge you more to go to this! I never go to opening day, did it once and it was a mess. I'm going tomorrow night though! Can't wait!
8 months ago on Padres 9, Dodgers 3: Juan Uribe and the End of All Existence
@KMT59 Yea, opening day is the worst. Its rookie fan day. Thousands of people who may never ever see another baseball game the rest of their lives, let alone another Padre game. And definitely more drinking than usual. Plus all the teams charge you more to put up with all of this on opening day.
I'm headed tomorrow night, got what should be decent seats in left field near the wall. But it sounds like your daughter had fun despite the craziness at least.
FINALLY! Someone is providing useful real world cases on different ways to leverage Link Prospector. I've been waiting for this. Out of the box its difficult for people to really leverage all it can do. I mean they did a great job of making it as user friendly as possible, with the various runs you an do with it (directories, guest posting, etc.). But I know its even more powerful.
8 months, 1 week ago on How To Scale Link and Citation Prospecting
@chrisdyson @JHTScherck This is SO sweet. But I can't get any of the filters to work in Chris' Macro sheet. None. I try to filter by PR, try to filter by LTS, etc. And nothing updates. Any advice?
8 months, 1 week ago on Link Prospecting with Pivot Tables
@mike_petriello Heard your shout out on Power Alley from @MikeFerrinSXM this AM on @MLBNetworkRadio. They mentioned your comment regarding Bills bunting accident. "Bunting is just trolling us now."
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Carl Crawford Survives His First Game, Which Is More Than The Ball Matt Kemp Hit Can Say
9 months ago on Dodgers to Roll Out Nearly a Real Starting Lineup Against Cubs Today
@Disgruntled Goat @Dang88 I guess if we're winning then that's cool. Just never been a fan of the undressing. Which is odd since I promote most over the top celebrations in all sports. But this one just doesn't feel right.
9 months ago on Thoughts From The Last Day Without Dodger Baseball Until April
@Mike Petriello Yea, I found that out for myself too. What was also a bummer was the fact that the players treated you as if you had leprosy! They wanted NOTHING to do with you. Also it was weird seeing how some of the guys you kind of put on a pedestal were total jerk offs. But it was cool to find out that Furcal was "maybe" only an inch taller than me! I coulda played ball after all!!! Hahahaha.
6)(To Nick Punto) Really? You think tearing the clothes off of athletic young men isn’t even a little gay?
Thank you, a million times thank you to the first person who actually asks Punto this question. I really hope this doesn't persist this year. Sorry, I'm old school that way. The Dodgers uniform is sacred. Spraying with champagne is totally acceptable though, but only after clinching postseason games.
I got press passes to Dodgers Stadium a few years ago, the first year they offered it to bloggers thanks to a very young and progressive head of PR Josh Rawitch, who I believe is with Arizona now. I had a big following on Bleacher Report (yea, I know its garbage but this was when it was new and had less scrubs), RBI Magazine, and LA Dodger Talk. I was fortunate enough to be the first one to get the credential and attend the game with all of the wonderful access and jeering looks that players give anyone with a press credential. It was pretty cool, they had an invite only of the top Dodgers bloggers attend a game in a nice suite and had Colletti and a few others stop in and talk to us all. Mike, I believe I remember everyone asking about you but the consensus was that you were 4000 miles away and couldn't make it.
It is not as glamorous as one would think, its hard work and you are at the park for a good 9-10 hours on game days. Torre addresses the media around 3pm in the dugout before all 7pm games. And the games aren't over until close to 11pm most of the time. Then its wait for the press notes to come out, and off to the locker room for interviews and observation. Then back up to the press box to write your story and publish it. And you can't cheer for the Dodgers when you are "working" with a press credential. Which takes all the fun out of it, oh yeah and no beer either.
@Mike Petriello You've been retargeted! LOL
@Mike Petriello FYI, couldn't get your homepage to load just now even with hard refresh. Could be on my end but I know you had some issues in the past so I thought I'd let you know.
On another note, what's with the "Ned Colletti Gives Mustache Rides" in the footer of Chad Moriyama's site!? Hilarious, just noticed it.
9 months ago on Is Ted Lilly Actually More Appealing Than Chris Capuano & Aaron Harang?
@BrocNessMonster He's 31 yrs old.
9 months, 1 week ago on Yasiel Puig Turning Heads In Camp, But Perspective Must Be Kept
@Mike Petriello Yea, looked you up at Ketchum. One of the agencies I'm working with now uses it exclusively, so I'm getting up to speed on it. Seems like the enterprise CMS of choice these days over WP from what I'm seeing. But what do I know, I'm an SEO. LOL
I provide SEO, Social Media and content marketing services to other large and medium sized agencies since they seem to be inept at it and/or have high turnover at the position.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Split Squad Friday
@Mike Petriello I believe it was yesterday's game post. TrueBlueLA was the main headline and if you clicked on the down arrow to the right it showed similar stories and you were #2. Kudos.
I'm currently trying to get a Qualcomm technology content property in G News and its been tough. Just a long waiting period to see if they approve the site, then have to work with Drupal Google News sitemap module and fork in Google News Meta Keywords tag into the template. Then of course write up a guide for the content producers on how to use the tag!
If you haven't, setting up and submitting a GNews formatted sitemap (submit the XML sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools) and also implementing the GNews Meta Keywords Tag will really help you get alot more visibility from GNews.
@Mike Petriello I noticed the duplication of the 5 digit code in this URL today (/16241/), is that new? Looks like a result of the Google News plugin for WP. I did see you in Google News the other day, maybe that contributed to a flood of new traffic, unless you've been cited in Google News alot before that is?
Have you tried WP Total Cache to help speed the site? Although it may not play nice with LiveFyre.
@Gilbert_Vengeance Keep it hood @conchitocruz
10 months, 1 week ago on Clayton Kershaw Has Impeccable Style
@Scruffy Love that place! But for me its all about Lost Abbey and Ballast Point. Those are my two favorite local breweries. Wait, how many people in here are from SD???
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Make $8 Billion & Bring Back Sandy Koufax: Not a Half-Bad Tuesday
@The Monocle @Mike Petriello That is what I thought. SO.... if that is the case then that is exactly what they are doing. They are owning their own network so that they can shield a large majority of that revenue from taxation by MLB.
THIS will be the main angle behind this story IMHO!
I called into MLB Network radio this morning to talk about the RSN after noting the story here in the last post, But they were of no help. What I want to know is have they skirted the issue of having to pay a percentage of the overall TV revenues to MLB versus having to only pay a percentage of a percentage of their overall TV revenues.
People were saying that they were working this out with MLB because they believed when they bought the team that there was an agreement in place with MLB, as part of the bankruptcy hearing, that set the value of a Dodgers TV deal at a ridiculously low figure and that the Dodgers would only have to pay a percentage of that very low figure instead of the billions they are now commanding.
But part of that was that the Dodgers would have to take on a majority ownership of an RSN, essentially absorbing more risk, rather than just selling the rights off. This is why I think they are structuring the deal the way it is now. But I know that Texas has some sort of similar thing going on with their deal a few years back and that MLB pretty much screwed them and told Texas that they had to pay a percentage of the entire real TV revenues. Can we get away with hiding our monies? Muahahahaha, the empire is strong! @Mike Petriello would love to hear your take on this.