Staff Q&A Sunday - 8/19/12

Another edition of the knowledge of staff thread is here. I think it's important to know about your staff; how it thinks, how it works, how it moves, and how to use your staff properly. This is why Staff Q&A is important. Again, feel free to ask your staff some questions and we'll try to answer your questions in one of the future Staff Q&A Sunday threads. Time to get started!

#1. Since it's almost September, judging by their performance, who should be called up for the 40 man roster?

Andrew

Realistically, get prepared for Dickerson. I hope they think about calling up Zoilo Almonte and Mark Montgomery though. They've done very well at AA.

Tanya

Chris Dickerson is probably the most obvious choice. Cory Wade is doing pretty well in AAA and will likely get the call too.

Mark

Dellin Betances, in case we again need to punt a few games to the Rays at the end of the season.

Rob

Anybody but Betances.

Matt

Launch someone out of a cannon and add Mark Montgomery. He's the only one I can see adding anything or actually playing. Maybe Nunez as a pinch runner/scapegoat.

Greg

ZOILO!!! Well I'm at least hoping to see him. Plus, our game threads could use a bit more Cockerson!

#2. Besides the already announced expanded replay system Selig is testing out, how much further do you think they should go?

Andrew

I would be completely fine with a purely automated system. Robot umps would get the calls right and keep the strike zone consistent anyway. Keep one ump at the game for judgment calls.

Tanya

Do what it takes to get the calls right. Fair/foul, safe/out, catch/trap should all be monitored. I'd love a better way of ensuring balls and strikes, but there really isn't one right now. Maybe someday.

Mark

I think that they should go all the way with instant replay. And then I think that they should promise to take instant replay out for a lobster dinner and then never call back

Rob

Any umpire who has a call reversed due to replay should be subjected to some form of on field humiliation as punishment for screwing up. This would enhance the overall entertainment experience when watching a game.

Matt

Start reviewing balks. Review the tapes and put an iso-cam on Pettitte as the case study. Rescind stats as needed.

Greg

Safe & Out calls on the bases and at the plate are important as well. I say make the bases/plate glow green when safe and red when out. It's like Laser Pucks, just slightly stupider!

#3. What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Also, what's your favorite regular standard store brand cookie?

Andrew

Samoas. Is that P.C.? Don't care. That's my answer for both.

Tanya

Thin Mints with Samoas a close second. Favorite store brand is probably Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Raisin.

Mark

Thin mints.

Rob

Girls Scout: Thin Mints
Store: Oreos

Matt

Thin Mints. You're free to disagree, but you're stupid and wrong if you do. Keebler Soft Batch in the store. Same principles apply.

Greg

Thin Mints. Goddamn things are like crack. Pepperidge Farm Geneva's and Oreos are tied for Store Brand, waging cookie war against one another.

#4. What's your favorite type of pasta? Not pasta dish, but just the pasta itself! I have to be clear with YOU people!

Andrew

Tortellini is quite good, but I love all kinds of pasta.

Tanya

Bowtie pasta is the best pasta.

Mark

Robertdowneyjr-tropicthunder_medium

Rob

Hand made fresh fettuccine

Matt

Giving a pass to the casual racism, I'll say rotini. It looks like a slide.

Greg

Spaghetti with Penne being a very close second.

Current Song Stuck In Your Head?

Andrew

Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks

Tanya

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

Mark

Night Crawler by Judas Priest

Rob

Tom Petty - The Last DJ

Matt

Bruce Dickinson - Abduction

Greg

No Rain by Blind Melon

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