Monday, July 31, 2006


This is the loudest MVP chant I've ever heard.

Ortiz just hit a 3 run HR in the bottom of the 9th to lift the Sox over Cleveland 9-8.

I grew up with Rice, Lynn, Evans, and Yaz. Roger Clemens may be the greatest pitcher I'll ever see. Pedro is right up there *and* helped win a World Series *and* had that infectious smile. Nomar was great. Big Mo Vaughn was awesome. Manny just keeps being Manny. Ted Williams gave us .406; I've read everything about him I could lay my hands on and I believe he may well be the greatest hitter who ever played the game. But David Ortiz is becoming my favorite Red Sox player.

If Papi doesn't get the MVP this year, the award means nothing.

Update: Shaughnessy seems a little starstruck this morning as well.

Never Mind What I Do!!!

Shinjo dresses in style for the Japanese All-Star Game. Hard to tell in the video, but in addition to everything else, he's wearing gold cleats.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Imagine if WOW Crashed ...

This might be Mega, only it'd be Polish and there'd be a goatee.

(Haven't seen Mega post in a while, so it's probably safe to make fun of him here.)

Friday, July 28, 2006

The Bullpen

The Bullpen
Baseball Reference has a new wiki adjunct that covers international baseball, the minor leagues, the negro leagues, and features player bios, trivia, and a number of other topics that wouldn't fit neatly into pure stats format of the parent site. It still has that 'new wiki' roughness to it,but it looks like it should provide lots of interesting reading for baseball fans.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Since my Lucky # Slevin suggestion turned out to be tepid, let me briefly yet unreservedly recommend Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Like the pulp detective novels so prominent in the story, it's got plenty of witty banter, gaudy patter, tough guys, gunfights, severed fingers, dogs eating severed fingers, dames with nice gams, and a twisty plot to hang it all on.

Morning Cuteness

Not sure how well the embedding from Y!Video will work, here's a little Blake and Amelia to test it out ...

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Memo to TV Writers ...

"Electrocution" doesn't mean what you think it does. If someone is electrocuted they're dead. Characters who receive an electric shock shouldn't say, "I got electrocuted," unless you are trying to make the point they don't know what "electrocuted" means. It's especially irritating when you have doctors say "the electrocution put a strain on his heart, but he'll be OK in a few days."

Monday, July 17, 2006

Where'd You Go?

How is it I'm just now finding out that Dicky Barrett is the announcer for the Jimmie Kimmel Show? Next somebody's going to tell me King Django is a guest host on The View or something.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Fractured Lullabies by C-Dog

Hush little baby don't you cry,
Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
If his lullaby's no good,
Daddy will make a carving from a block of wood.

Since your daddy cannot carve,
He'll give you a bottle so you don't starve.
If that bottle doesn't help you sleep,
Daddy's gonna bang his head on that wooly sheep.

How about if we go for a drive?
Maybe you'll like the streets at quarter to five.
If the neighborhood is lit too bright,
Daddy will smash up all the street lights.

If smashing up lights brings the coppers around,
you and Daddy can go underground.
If underground living gets to rough,
I'll try to think of some other stuff.

We can play poker to make some dough,
Just hope the money don't roll in slow.
If the river treats Daddy cruel,
We'll make ends meet by hustling pool.

If the nine ball won't go down,
Daddy will have to hang paper all over town.
With our ill-gotten gains we'll go on the lamb,
maybe drive to Florida in a minvan.

If Tampa weather gets too muggy,
I'll take you to Austin in a dune buggy.
If Uncle Jim won't open his door,
We'll huff like the wolf until it falls on the floor.

Auntie might not like us outlaws crashing there,
So we'll fly to Europe in the air.
If soccer hooligans disrupt our plane,
I'll sing this song to drive them insane ...
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