What Just Happened?

One thing that sets baseball apart from many other sports is the complexity of the rules. Because there are so many special cases and exceptions, you may sometimes see a play you have never seen before. I saw one such play a few weeks ago. Mark McLemore was up to bat with three balls and two outs, while Luis Ugueto

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Dave Neihaus

The lead color commentator for the Seattle Mariners in the excitable but loveable Dave Neihaus. This guy has been calling games since, like, the Civil War, and he has a near inexhaustible supply of stock "baseball phrases." After a while you may think you've heard them all, but sooner or later he'll spring a new one on you.Co-announcer Rick Rizz:

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I Coulda Burned Him

You know what I should have said? I should have said "Oh yeah?! Well your Jello salad is so bad that even Bill Cosby wouldn't eat it!!" That would have totally burned him. Man, why do I always think of these great comebacks when it's too late to use them?

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RapidFire!

Hey CNN, here's some news for you: your Crossfire show is duller than televised chess! You got a couple of right-wingers and a couple of left-wingers "discussing" the most polarizing topics imaginable, so that no one, over the course of the hour, says anything other than what you'd expect. James Carville thinks we're not doing enough to combat greenhouse gasses?!

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Powder Blue Bath Mats

The house my wife and I just bought was built in the 60s. While some parts of the home have been remodeled, other areas, such as the bathroom, have the original fixtures in the original color scheme. Friday my wife came home and showed me the powder blue bath mats she had purchased. "I think they're the right size," she

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Dictionaraoke

Okay Matt I know how much you LUV karaoke so I had to forward this site to you ... it is hysterical! I highly recommend Iron Man and Bohemian Rhapsody. PollyThe Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Sings The Hits of the 80s, 90s and Today. "I Want to Be Sedated" is also quite good.

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High Praise Indeed

Check out this E! news story about the almost universal (ha!) drubbing that "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones" is receiving. I especially like this paragraph:To be fair, not all of the early-bird Clones reviews are bad ... [Peter] Travers [of Rolling Stone] rates it as the third-best Star Wars flick, which is pretty high praise considering his first two

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Here’s How It Works, Folks

It's sad that it has fallen to me, the writer of an unread weblog, to sort this out once and for all. But it's becoming increasingly evident that nobody else is going to seize the reins on this one. I've been hoping that Bush or the Supreme Court or Oprha or N`Sync or somebody in a position of power and

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Authentication

Last week I posted a letter, allegedly from a Record Label Guy, which excoriated a band for an astoundingly lame performance at their own record release party. Many folks, myself included, had their doubts as to the authenticity of the letter, but found the whole thing hilarious nonetheless. Well, yesterday Willy P. dropped me a line to point out an

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