Some thoughts for y'all.
- Manny Ramirez - In the third, he golfed a pitch at his (bad) ankle for a three-run homer. In the 5th, he knocked in another run on a ground-rule double. For everyone who criticized him for not playing yesterday, your apologies will be accepted. (that means you, John Tomase...)
- I know the throwing clubs is an unacceptable practice in golf, but it sure clears my mechanism.
- "giggity-gig." - quagmire.
- For those who were watching the ESPN feed of the World Champs vs. the Injuns, er, Redmen, er, Red Storm, er, um, the Golden Eagles, or, Gold, or Hilltoppers...ah, screw it, back to my original joke: hey Duke Castiglione, Tim O'Toole called and he wants his likeness back.
- by the way, they named the DOG Indiana.
- His name is Jason Varitek, and dammit, he's my captain, too.
- I like girls that rock pigtails. it intensifies the cute. And if I really only had one wish, ones that wear abercrombie and fitch.
- I also like steak burritos with sour cream and enano verde hot sauce.
- I'm generally not a fan of the whole "Yankees suck" thing even though I like them slightly less than the bubonic plague, steel-toed boots to my nads, and dogs trying to sing country music. I certainly wouldn't wear one of the litany of those t-shirts they hawk outside Fenway Park, but I must say, I did let out a hearty chuckle after seeing the funniest, most creative one yet: "R. Kelly banged Sheff's Wife." Even better than "Posada's A Little Bitch."
- Yeah, I went to Fenway on Saturday night (Vermont night). Three things came to mind. #1, when Tim Wakefield pitches, they should ban me like Chris House. Other than World Series Game One last year, I don't think I've ever see him win. #2, Alan Embree should change his coming-into-the-game-from-the-bullpen song to the Star Spangled Banner. That way, rather than a cascade of boos, everyone in the park would stand and cheer. They'd have to. And #3, if you hadn't noticed, Kevin Millar rips foul balls into the third base stands. Alot. An awful lot. If there was a Hall of Fame for pulling balls foul on the third base side, he'd be a first ballot vote. They'd retire his number and put it on the visitor's dugout. There would be a red seat in section 28. And that Pulling Balls Foul Hall of Fame would be just off to the left of the current HOF in Cooperstown.
- Spin magazine just put out its list of the top albums of the past 20 years. Top honors goes to Radiohead's Ok Computer and I can't disagree. It is one hell of a disc. Number two goes to Public Enemy's Nation of Millions - which is the BEST rap album of all time - as well as Nirvana's Nevermind, which is certainly a seminal piece of the early 90's. Here is
the top 10: 1. "OK Computer," Radiohead; 2. "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back," Public Enemy 3. "Nevermind," Nirvana 4. "Slanted and Enchanted," Pavement 5. "The Queen Is Dead," Smiths 6. "Surfer Rosa," Pixies 7. "3 Feet High and Rising," De La Soul 8. "Sign 'O' the Times," Prince 9. "Rid of Me," PJ Harvey 10. "Straight Outta Compton," N.W.A
- Here's an interesting one with a simple answer: who cares?
- I saw that the Connecticut state ethics board ruled that lucrative Nike contracts that the men's and women's basketball coaches at UConn receive are breaches of the policy against "gifts and outside work." While the state is not technically wrong, why go on a witch hunt against two of the most popular people in the Nutmeg State, two of the most successful state employees? Just because your former scumbag governor got nailed for being a crook, leave Calhoun and Auriemma alone. On a side note, they should privatize, start a small business called "Husky Hoops Enterprises, LLC" and funnel their sneaker money through there, as nike sponsors "appearances." For more information on how to cash in, email me, gentlemen.
That's it from here. Enjoy your tonight and tomorrow morning.. on a little meet n' greet tomorrow a.m., so TLBR will be pre-empted.