DMZ · September 29, 2004 at 7:43 pm · Filed Under Site information 

As I wait for something cool to happen in the game…

In the last day (and these numbers are all “known” numbers, there’s a huge chunk of visitors to the site we don’t get information on):
2% of our visitors were from Boeing
2% are from the University of Washington (and Jason and I say: woof!)

1 person was looking for nude pictures of Gabe Kapler (we’ve commented on this before, but there seems to be a weird, small group of people out there looking for naked pictures of Kapler and/or his wife
1 for Giovanni Carrara’s wife
1 for “yellow bracelets supporting neil armstrong” which, uh… not so much
1 person was looking for counterfeit live strong wristbands which is so low I can’t even come up with a reasonable description


23 Responses to “Randomness”

  1. David J Corcoran on September 29th, 2004 7:50 pm

    In other weird news, my school server banned this site, but only this site. The other blogs I visit just as frequently, *not* banned (Leone for 3rd, Sports and B’s, etc.). That was a very unpleasent surprise…as I like to read your archives to pass long…boring computer classes.

  2. JH on September 29th, 2004 8:05 pm

    I don’t know if I missed it, but I was wondering if you guys have said anything about Jeremy Reed tearing it up in his first trip up to the bigs. I know it’s a small sample size and way too early to get really excited, but his his first major league test certainly isn’t bad news.

  3. Dave on September 29th, 2004 8:12 pm

    Its 48 at-bats. The immortal Rudy Pemberton hit .512/.556/.780 in 41 at-bats in September of 1996. Remember Shane Spencer whacking 10 homers in 67 at-bats in 1998? Or even our very own Willie Bloomquist hitting .455/.526/.576 in 33 at-bats two years ago.

    My opinion of Jeremy Reed hasn’t changed at all since he’s been called up. If he goes 20 for his last 20 to end the season hitting .600, it won’t change my opinion on him. If he had gone 0 for 60, I wouldn’t have cared.

    It just doesn’t mean anything. He’s still a good prospect with a solid future as an above average player, and he should contend for a job next spring, but he’s probably not ready to be a championship level everyday player just yet.

  4. Conor Glassey on September 29th, 2004 8:47 pm

    Speaking of visitors – how many hits do you guys get every day?

  5. Derek on September 29th, 2004 8:48 pm

    Try using a website based proxy to view the site. That always worked for me.

  6. Cap on September 29th, 2004 9:00 pm

    I like Reed’s defense. You need strong defense up the middle (SS, 2B, CF), and I believe he has what it takes to play defense in CF everyday. How many times have you guys (and gals) said “Man, Cameron would have had that ball” when Winn was playing CF? How many times have you said it with Reed patrolling the central outfield grass? I haven’t to date.

  7. sandalman on September 29th, 2004 9:14 pm

    w00t! GO DAWGS!

    (also nekid pictures of Gabe Kapler and/or his wife!)

  8. tede on September 29th, 2004 9:57 pm

    “How many times have you said it with Reed patrolling the central outfield grass? I haven’t to date.”

    Jeremey Reed loafed on a catchable ball in his second start against the Red Sox on the last homestand – he thought Trot Nixon had gone yard, he didn’t – it hit the base of the wall. Cameron definitely catches that ball. A couple others but far fewer than Winn.

  9. Sane on September 29th, 2004 10:21 pm

    This is exactly why I have my computer stockpiled with all this spyware (and etc.) detection and protection programs. Talk about violation of privacy. I’m hoping (and asssuming) that I’m a part of that “large chunk” of readership that you don’t gather info on.

  10. Raymond on September 29th, 2004 10:23 pm

    Sane – The information they gather has nothing to do with spyware, and everything to do with google. They can tell how people arrive at the website by looking at the logs of the webserver. No spyware removal software / detection will prevent them from doing so.

  11. Raymond on September 29th, 2004 10:24 pm

    Actually, to clarify, not just Google, but any search engine (or website, for that matter). Whenever a user clicks on the link on the web, the webserver they’re going to can tell who referred them to the site…if I remember correctly.

  12. DMZ on September 29th, 2004 10:35 pm

    Why is knowing that 2% of our readership comes from Boeing a violation of your privacy?

  13. Goob on September 29th, 2004 10:50 pm

    Talk about violation of privacy.

    Hahaha, paranoid people who know little about computers are always great for a laugh every now and then.

  14. Ryan L. on September 29th, 2004 11:03 pm

    Thats the funniest thing I’ve heard all day-even better than “What’s USB and can I use a floppy?”

  15. eponymous coward on September 29th, 2004 11:32 pm

    Well, irrelevant or not, Jeremy Reed’s now a .300 hitter for the year, thanks to his MLB at bats.

    And Dave, did any of those guys you mentioned have a career .327 minor league batting average? I’ll mention some other guys with cups of coffee like Reed’s: try Edgar’s first cup of coffee (.372/.581/.413, with two triples!), and Stan Musial also had a hellacious first go-round (.426/.574/.449).

    No, that does NOT mean I think Reed = Edgar or Musial- Musial was 20 during his callup and Edgar is a very special case, in that he grew substantially as a hitter beyond his minor league numbers. That being said, I like the odds of someone who knows the strike zone as well as Reed through his minor league career of being able to beat his projections. I think Reed’s somewhere between Tony Gwynn and Randy Winn as a hitter (closer to Gwynn based on strike zone judgment)…and both of them were in the majors at this point.

  16. amz on September 30th, 2004 12:25 am

    Derek, at least they’re not looking for photos of a nude Gabe KAPLAN.

  17. matthew on September 30th, 2004 12:49 am

    Does anyone know where I can download some more RAM for my laptop?


  18. IgnatiusReilly on September 30th, 2004 8:32 am

    The question IS, how are they FINDING your site when looking for nekked pictures of Gabe Kapler?

  19. Jimmie on September 30th, 2004 8:38 am

    Well, we all know that our loveable buddy Mike (Ipscone) works at the Lazy B. I wonder if he’s part of that 2%? At least we haven’t been graced with his presence so far in the comments section!


  20. DMZ on September 30th, 2004 9:06 am

    Jimmie — if you could just not tell Mike about USSM, I would really appreciate that.

  21. djw on September 30th, 2004 9:21 am

    So…..when are you going to give us readers what we want and post those Kapler pictures you’ve been sitting on?

  22. Jon Helfgott on September 30th, 2004 9:44 am

    I know Reed’s samle size is really, really small. Willie Bloomquist looked like a future stud in his first 12-game stint as well. I’m just sayin…there’s such little good news out there. The Mariners have embraced Lopez as the everyday SS next year, and he looks like Bloomquist with a higher slugging pct at this point in his career. At least one of our prospects might be able to hit.

  23. Jimmie on September 30th, 2004 9:59 am

    I don’t plan on it, DMZ. 🙂 But if I can find the USS Mariner from reading posts in a.s.b.s-m, I’m just sayin’ that he can, too.

    ObBaseball: anyone know what thye’re going to do to Cheney Satdium with regards to improvements this offseason? I guess I could just call Mike Combs and ask him directly but I’d rather hear the rumours first. 😉