Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
That darling Trevor Hoffman is being nursed for his phony little stats by lots of other phonies
- In a world where power is highly centralized, those who say a few words that differ from the big money machine's are often called names, accused of being deranged, etc. Rather than respond to the actual content of the material presented, the elites in charge will simply negate other views by calling them "hate speech," etc. It goes on in all walks of life, espeically on the internet.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
3 Yankee points from today
- Mariano Rivera leads all AL late inning relievers with 43 IP.
- Chien-Ming Wang adds to his success with 19 more ground-outs today (215 GO ytd)
- The MVP title bestowed by the totally corrupt & flawed BBWAA shouldn't be confused with anything fans would agree with. Nor anything that anyone who watched a team every day would agree with.
Emmylou Harris--chose favorite baseball teams from radio (Braves are her favorite)
Lou Piniella meets with Arod til 3AM
Talking Baseball & its writers on the left
No, we will stick to baseball. It was famously said by historian Jacques Barzun that "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." This was true for many years and hopefully will be again, but not until we are rid of blights on the game like foul-mouthed White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and his ilk. Most baseball writers, at least those at the major dailies, are just as liberal as their political counterparts. Sports Illustrated gushed over the fact that after the Sox captured the World Series trophy, Guillen took it "back to his native Venezuela in a jet furnished by President Hugo Chavez." Hugo Chavez! Until very recently, these writers were enjoying a love affair with Guillen. His machismo and quotability were the toast of the baseball world. Why? His speech is vulgar and overflows with all the latest obscenities so loved by the intelligentsia; a kind of cuddly Latino Lenny Bruce. An example of his keen stylings so admired by the press, are the kind words he had for former teammate Magglio Ordonez: