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We put the yong in yongquan

Bill:
While it's a relief to finally be rid of the burden known as B.K. Kim, I always had a soft spot for the guy, always hoped he'd do well … still do.

 

Mike:
Poor dude lost his "chi" you know? Once you lose your chi you're so fucked.

 

Bill:
No chance of a chi recovery in Colorado?

 

Mike:
Oh, right. Sure. It's not like he's given up 8 home runs in the 18 games he's pitched at Coors or anything. He'll do fine in that mile high chi helpful Denvah air.

 

Bill:
Well, you know what they say, "The dantien is where the chi finds its root - the yongquan is where the body finds its root."

 

Mike:
What's that from? Kill Bill Volume 1? Kung Fu Season 1?

 

Bill:
Neither. Route 1. Saugus. Kowloon fortune cookie. [Laughs]

 

Comments

Guess they don't like those hippie-vegans at the Kowloon. Check out #43...

ah yes, the old meatless vegetables and meat. But then McD's have been getting away with the meatless chicken Mcnuggets for years. Maybe it's jut to cover themsleves like the packets of peanuts with a health advisory 'may contain traces of nuts' or beef and onion flavour chips 'suitable for vegetarians'.

I liked Kim, mad as a bag of badgers, perhaps, and more familiar with international sign language than English, but I beleive he always tried his best. He might have been a usable middle releiver, he certainly gives the batters a different look for a couple of innings.

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I do not recall a better application of the word "enigma" when I consider BK Kim.

A few solid periods in 2003 and otherwise questions...

Said "chi" had better return quickly or he'll not be long for MLB--and this may not be an issue for him anyway...

A "lack of chi"? Seriously? What therapy did the Korean doctors prescribe? Kimmchi?

Happy belated birthday, h.b.! You're funny, and you and the rest of the crowd help keep me current out here in Chicagoland, the only place in the country where there are TWO varieties of MLB futility within the city limits.

Cub fans especially just might decide to take over the "Why not us?" slogan. But it'll be directed at the owners. In fact, the Red Sox are providing an object lesson out here that maybe the Cubs and the "Pale Hose" (as Ken Harrelson sometimes says) don't need new players, or even new GMs; their true desperate need is for new owners.

When the Sox are in town (they always have one road trip to play the White Sox, but tickets to see the Sox play the Cubs in Wrigley this year are going for as much as $1000), Hawk will always at least once refer to them as the "Carmine Hose". He's an erudite man, eh?

Q: What was so remarkable about the video clip of the Asian woman folding a T-Shirt?

A: It's the first time any of you have watched an on-line video clip of an Asian woman more than once where she wasn't at least half-naked.

maybe, but did you try it ?

Oh man, I've been living in Chicago for so long I completely forgot about Kowloon. I seriously need a trip back home, if for no other reason than some Kelly's Roast Beef. Mmmmm, Kelly's.

I may have to start watching Rockies games just to witness the hilarity of Kim pitching at Coors. Balls are going to be launched into orbit, instead of out of the park everywhere else.

I wish I could get paid to suck at my job like Kim does.

RonF, you are so right, I guess that is why I was so intrigued.

I wanted to like BK, I really did, but he made it so damn hard. Good Luck, and try not to suck.

Such scorn for a 4000 year old medical tradition!
I guess I can't convince you that tiny hairlike sterile needles can move your chi and restore balance in your body, but perhaps I can give you some more zen vocabulary to play with and make fun of http://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/szotar/szotar.html

Easterm Medicine Woman,

That was just playful kidding around. Not meant as scorn. Zen/Tao stuff is way cool.

4,000 year old medical tradition? I don't suppose you have the studies to back up the "medical" part. I always love it when people defend quackery by citing how old it is.

Tell you what - Why don't you put your 4,000 year old quackery to the test? There's this old guy who will give you $1,000,000 dollars if you can prove that it actually works as described.

Go to http://www.randi.org & fill out his application.

acupuncturists are licenced in this state,just like nurses and doctors and lawyers and stockbrokers and all those other "quacks". There is plenty of scientific evidence that it works just fine, at mass general's pain clinic for example. So chill mr. anonymous- we are all on the same side here, long as we love the sox, right?

I'll use an analogy - Suppose you are walking by a series of televisions. On the television, they are listing baseball scores. Naturally, the Red Sox beat the Yankees 20-1. As Red Sox fans, we are all naturally elated.

We know from experience that there is a very low chance that the score is incorrect. There was a game played to determine the score. That game had strictly-enforced rules that everyone agreed to. The game was observed independently. The television station has an ethical standard to report the truth & it's reputation (along with it's advertising revenue) is at stake if it can't report the news accurately. As long as the newscaster is reading the teleprompter correctly, the Red Sox really DID beat the Yankees 20-1.

Now, suppose in that very same breath, the newscaster says, "If you stare at a wall long enough, money will appear in your pocket."

Can we take this statement at the same face value as when the newscaster declares that the Red Sox beat the Yankees 20-1? Of course we can't. We need an explanation as to how this occurs. Does this happen all the time? Some of the time? Only on occasion? How much money appears in your pocket? How much time do you need to stare at the wall before this money appears in your pocket? Does it matter which wall you stare at?

The newscaster has made a claim - "If you stare at a wall long enough, money will appear in your pocket," & now it is up to the newscaster to prove it.

Acupuncture has yet to play the "baseball game" of scientific study. To be certain, there is a team of acupuncture "players," but they never seem willing to play a baseball game. When they agree to play a baseball game, they don't want to play by the established rules. When they are finally forced to play by the rules, they insist that no one else watch them play the game. When they finally do play the game with others watching (a rare event, indeed), they always dispute the outcome because it is nowhere near as spectacular as the claims that they make.

When you remove the placebo effect & regressive fallacy, what are you left with? Testimonial evidence? I feel better whenever I leave work at the end of the day. Does that mean that work is bad for me? Or, is it simply a mood change because my schedule is uninhibited?

HTTP://www.randi.org - $1,000,000 dollars for you if you can prove your case that acupunture works as described. Since you appear to have no qualms that acupuncture does as it claims to do, I am certain that there is no reason not to apply. After all - Who here wouldn't like a $1,000,000 dollars?

Hey Sean & Ron
I, too, am doomed to living in Chicagoland (actually 3 hours south, even worse) after growing up in Hyde Park. However, I WILL be at the Sox/Cubbie game on 6-11, crazy prices or not!

Anonymous,
I don't think I've ever seen so much say so little. Not since Dan Duquette left town anyways. I was in prison once and some guy named Bubba gave me beef accupuncture every night. I can't believe ANYONE worth their salt as a Sox fan would give BK any wiggle room. That fuck flipped us off last year, remember? "I wish him well" I hope he's ok" "Maybe he'll find himself and fly straight" "Maybe he's struggled to coexist because he's in a strange land" WTF, are any of you serious? This guy fleeced MLB (although only as much as they let him) and will head home with almost 20 mil American. Now he can BUY Korea. We traded a mental redneck for a mental Asian. The Boston/Arizona trade will rival any other in the history of baseball as one in which both teams got fucked. Most shitty trades have at least some sort of ok'ness whereas this one was a fucking disaster for both teams. Shea Hillenbrand is now with Toronto. That AA pitching staff doesn't stand a chance with him anywhere in the infield. BK in Colorado? That joke just wrote itself. See ya, dirtbags. Mike Myers signed for dogshit and he gets people out!

h.b.: Just did my small part to keep you from having to sell out to the man. Here's to keepin' it real!

SKK -

If it's brevity you want, then here it is - Acupuncture doesn't work. Acupuncturists have yet to provide any proof that it works. Having a "patient" of acupuncture exclaim, "Hey, it works!" is not proof. Having someone say, "It's 4,000 years old & they're still practicing it" is not proof.

There. Simple & to the point.

SKK -

If it's brevity you want, then here it is - Acupuncture doesn't work. Acupuncturists have yet to provide any proof that it works. Having a "patient" of acupuncture exclaim, "Hey, it works!" is not proof. Having someone say, "It's 4,000 years old & they're still practicing it" is not proof.

There. Simple & to the point.

SKK -

If it's brevity you want, then here it is - Acupuncture doesn't work. Acupuncturists have yet to provide any proof that it works. Having a "patient" of acupuncture exclaim, "Hey, it works!" is not proof. Having someone say, "It's 4,000 years old & they're still practicing it" is not proof.

There. Simple & to the point.

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