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    DanO's Day at the Office

    It's always fun to lampoon a person that you're totally frustrated with. Bosses, ex-wives, leaders in the government....and sucky GM's

    So, we have the first post in a day at the office with Dan O'Brien. Feel free to join in until we cross the line of excessive criticism of one individual Some names and faces have been changed to protect the guilty :

    Of course, the first order of business in any work day is to do a google search for critical office supplies

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    Check out these beauties. DanO has decided that he will make a decision by Wednesday on whether or not to get these binders or to ask Dean Taylor to research the matter. It is now 5:32 A.M.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    Time for a well-deserved coffee break. DanO heads down to the kitchen, but rather than using some new, unproven coffee grounds in the coffee machine, he digs out the previous days' discarded grounds and uses them instead. When asked why, he praised yesterday's grounds as providing a "solid dose of caffeine" and said that they "knew how to make a good cup of coffee."

    Fellow Reds employees begin backing away very slowly towards the door...
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    DanO gets back to the office and calls up Robert Castellini. When Castellini voice mail answers O'Brien says, "Hi Bob, I was just sitting here and looking at your picture and wondering what you're thinking right now. I hope you're having a great morning. Mine's been super. We've got the best coffee here."
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    Dan O'Brien's approach to building a baseball team.

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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    And it's now 5:45 A.M.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    5:46 A.M.

    Calls Dean Taylor, informs him that he is delegating the binder purchase decision to him, needs a feasibility study done, including but not limited to color combinations, large rings or small rings availability, pockets or no pockets, necessity of plastic label holder on side, and slide ring openers vs. push button ring openers. Cost is secondary consideration, just want to make sure the right binders are obtained.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    5:52 AM: Feasibility study comes back, showing that red, large-ring, pocketed, slide-opening folders would be an ideal fit for the club.

    DanO ponders this piece of information for a moment, then immediately logs onto the Office Depot website and orders blue, small-ring, pocketless, push-button opening binders.

    Satisfied with his intuitive and "unconventional" decision, he plays a quick game of computer solitaire, and loses.
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    6:00 AM

    Conference call with Mr. Allen. Wants to let him know that it was not the Crown Royal talking at the New Year's Eve Party and that he really wanted to seek league approval to consider all fair balls hit into the seats as ground rule doubles rather than just ones that bounce into them to address problems with the rotation. Also, that when the fans throw the ball back on the field, a play can be made on the runner at second. Of course, any balls actually hit out of the park will be home runs, so Dunn and Pena need to be considered for LTCs pending word from the league office.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    6:12 AM

    Seems like DanO forgot one important element in preparing coffee using veteran grounds....

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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    Don't forget...at officedepot.com, there is FREE Shipping with any order of $25 or MORE. So, to "save costs" - he also orders File Folders to keep the "pictures" in. After saving the $$, he ups the Aurilia contract.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    The first trade of the day is completed as DanO sets his empty coffee cup down next to the bathroom sink and washes his hands.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    Dano sends Uncle Bob a copy of his favorite book "101 Ways to Improve Your Organization With Binders".
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    DanO calls Brad Kullman, BK does not answer. DanO opens his binder with the pictures of everyones Wednesday shoes and heads to the bathroom to see if he can locate him.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

    6:15 AM

    The strains of Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" emanate from DanO's cell phone; it's Royals GM Allard Baird calling. He offers a package deal of LH reliever Jeremy Affeldt and newly-signed infielder Mark Grudzeilanek for Adam Dunn. DanO contemplates the deal for a few long, silent moments, then reluctantly declines, saying he doesn't want Grudzeilanek to steal playing time from Tony Womack.
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    Re: DanO's Day at the Office

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    DanO receives phone call from pending boss wanting him to know that he doesn't appreciate his sense of humor. Something to do with an e-Holidays Card with the message "Lettuce Head into the New Year with a new outlook"

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