Aug
09
2017
2

How and Why you should learn to scruff a cat.

How.

Why.

Here endeth the lesson.

Nov
02
2016
12

So. That Cubs-Indians game.

Is that… on, anywhere?  It’s funny how I can forget for entire months at a time that I don’t have cable, because I genuinely don’t need it.  Until something comes up where I might. Not often enough for me to bite the bullet, but still…

Nov
01
2016
2

So. In accordance with the prophecy…

…it looks like the Cubs-Indians Series is going to go to Game 7. One out to go at this writing, with the Indians down 6: it’s either in the bag for a full Series, or it’s going to be the most epic last-out rally by the Indians in living memory.  Kind of cool either way.

I should watch the last game.

[UPDATE] Game 7 it is.

Sep
26
2016
2

The most important thing that’ll happen tonight.

Dee Gordon of the Florida Marlins wore Jose Fernandez’s (pitcher for the Marlins; just died in a boating accident) batting helmet tonight; and he then scored his first home run of the season. Normally as a Mets fan I’d hate to see the other side score, but… that’s all right, really. Some runs you only pro forma begrudge.

Mar
11
2016
14

Tweet of the Day, Foreigners Out Of MLB? Is This A Sick JOKE? edition.

This call by Phyllis Schafly’s website to ban foreigners from Major League Baseball would disappoint me, except that by the time I became a Republican she already seemed a little bit off to me. I never said anything because people I like were fond of her, but I wasn’t exactly a fan. And far less of one now, obviously. What’s next, getting rid of Canadian/European NHL players? …And you better hope that her website calls for that, too. The implications if it doesn’t would not be not very complimentary to Phyllis Schafly.

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Sep
13
2015
1

Tweet of the Day, It Makes A Man Thoughtful edition.

You know, being a Major League Baseball pitcher is a pretty sweet gig. They make lots of money, have the celebrity cachet, get to play a respected sport, the whole nine yards.  And every so often, they come dang close to having an absolutely rotten day.

That’s… a bad place on the human body to almost be hit by a sphere going at 100 mph.

Apr
27
2015
7

Rub some dirt on it and walk it off, Bill De Blasio.

Or at least shut the heck up about how hard your life is.

Mayor de Blasio whined to a crowd of hayseeds in the Midwest about how New Yorkers are too mean to him at baseball games — and said he was jealous how well his Milwaukee counterpart is greeted by fans.

“I had the pleasure of taking in a Brewers game with Mayor Tom Barrett last night,” de Blasio told a group at a speech Saturday in Milwaukee. “I was struck by how many people kept coming up to the mayor to thank him for his service.”

Geez, this guy. (more…)

Oct
16
2014
1

Dear LORD but today’s just Grim News Day. (Mild language warning)

I mean, sure, some stuff has been kind of funny, but for esoteric, politically-saturated values of ‘funny.’  Nothing really generally entertaining.  Is there anything funny out there?  Anythi…

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Hold on.

Hey, Moe! Go ask Siri ‘What is a douchebag?’ (more…)

May
29
2014
5

‘Sotomayor has a decent arm for a Supreme Court Justice.’

That was my first thought when looking at this extremely unscientific look at ceremonial first pitches. Apparently, you want either George W. Bush or Snoop Dogg for your fantasy celebrity/political baseball league; I am going to be charitable and not mock the people who did much, much worse.

Largely because, honestly? I’d probably be one of them. Baseball was never one of my core competencies, to put it mild.y.

Oct
30
2009
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Now *there’s* a photo.

From Game 1 of the World Series. It’s going to be iconic, so go check it out; and then read the Anchoress’ accompanying article, which is worthy of it.

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