With this piece Buzz Gould and Batch Hammer take their leave for a while as they don't want to overstay their welcome.
That's enough with the
, Batch, you've taken it up enough. Now I just need you to stay underneath. You've added a good 3% to the fund with some of your sloppiest markup work ever!
Thanks, Buzz. I'm working the
like you said, as I told my two brokers that I want the stocks up 20 by 3 p.m. I am not going to mark up in the last hour just in case the
pay a call.
(Puts on tape of "Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson, and high-fives the Buzzman.)
Batchman, what's the deal with
? I saw you take that up 10 at the opening. What a *$*%! waste of firepower!
Buzzy, that wasn't me, that was two other guys in the buying coalition you set up at Scores the other night. They got their stocks crossed. The first guy was supposed to take up
, the second guy had
. No matter, we got 'em all going.
Batch-o-roonie my-man, what is with
? Can't you give that puppy a push?!? We need that sucker much higher!
Nope, couple of real sellers out there, Buzz-mo. Forget it. It's gonna get
, man, like
(Tiger fund), if you know what I mean. Hey Buzz? What happens Monday when all of our artificial buying is over? What do we do then?
Oh my, Batch my boy, what are you smokin' over there? How can you go long-term on me like this? Don't start thinking about tomorrow. Anyway, we will have moved our performance up these last two days enough that we will be able to call the usual media suspects, get the numbers on TV and get more in. Then we have a whole month to make back the losses!
I love you, man!
Editor's Note: Confused as to what Buzz and Batch are up to? Check out this earlier installment in The Buzz Beat series.
James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of TheStreet.com. At time of publication, his fund was long Lycos. His fund often buys and sells securities that are the subject of his columns, both before and after the columns are published, and the positions that his fund takes may change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column at