May 18, 2005

Open Chat: 5/19/2005

A nice, clean win over the Blue Jays last night and another good game from Michael Cuddyer (3-for-3 with a homer), who is now hitting .383/.420/.532 this month. For some reason I have a surprising lack of thoughts on the game, so I thought I'd try something new and just open up the comments for a discussion on whatever it is you guys want to talk about today (within reason, of course).

A couple quick notes, before you start commenting away ...

  • While at school, I downloaded music and movies from a DC++ hub, which worked really well. But how else can I get my downloading fix now that I'm home, since the hub only worked on the campus network? Is there a good DC++ hub that would work for me now that I'm no longer on campus? I have tried to get bit torrent going, but I'm not computer savvy enough to get it working on my laptop. Is there something simple I am overlooking that is keeping it from working?

    As a follow up to that, if there's nothing great for downloading that I can figure out how to run on my laptop, what do you guys think of Netflix? I looked it up and $18 per month for unlimited DVDs (three at a time) seems like a fairly decent deal. Any thoughts? Is the turnaround time quick enough that it's worth it?

  • When I was in my mid-teens, I used to travel from mall to mall (and state to state) selling sports cards. My dad and I would set up tables, lay out the merchandise, and make a nice little profit a couple weekends a month. It was a lot of fun. Then, once Ebay started getting really popular, I stopped doing shows and started mostly doing business online.

    Somewhere between high school and college, however, I stopped paying attention to the sports card industry. So now I have a whole bunch of cards sitting here collecting dust, and it seems as good a time as any to make a little money from them. I could go the easy route and start selling them on Ebay again, but I was curious if there were any other good options for selling cards that have popped up in recent years?

    Someone told me about, where you can buy and sell cards sort of like the stock market, and that looks like a decent option from the quick glance I gave it last night. I mostly have PSA graded stuff (which only makes sense to the fraction of you who know about such things), so I am looking for a site that would allow me to sell some of them in relative bulk without the hassle of posting individual auctions on Ebay. Any ideas?

  • Okay, now leave some comments!
  • Today at The Hardball Times:
    - Ten Things I Didn't Know Last Week (by Studes)
    - Me My Mo Mudcat (by Steve Treder)

    Today's Picks (36-25, +$1,280):
    Detroit (Bonderman) -160 over Tampa Bay (Kazmir)

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