June 29, 2007
this is something I have wanted to do for the longest time.
I would love to take batting practice on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Set up home plate on the Corner of S. Casino Center Drive and Fremont right at Binions. For some reason I have a the great desire to hit baseballs and watch them hit off
Found on Flickr from this guys collection
Maybe it some deep seeded resentment of how the Irish are characterized, maybe it’s some self hate. Who really knows. I just know that I have always wanted to hit baseballs there and watch them bounce off the hotel and the overhang, if I could even hit that far.
I could never hit for power. Hell I do not think I have ever really pulled a ball, baseball or softball. Everything is up the middle and to the right side. I blame Charlie Lau and Walt Hriniak for that.
I know, I know I should be committed.
June 29, 2007
Yesterday was the birthday of one of the greatest NFL QB’s of all time.
John Albert Elway. ALL HAIL #7!
Also yesterday Frank Thomas clobbered his 500th Home Run.(MLB.com) It is sad he did not do it as a White Sox, but I am happy for him. Yes I have come down from my contempt for him after the 2005.
During the 90’s it was all about these two.
I watched John Elway start the decade willing his team to a Super Bowl and coming within a Deep Thigh Bruise and a Steve Sewell fumble from another Super Bowl bid. Then go through some lean years only to see him end on top with back to back Super Bowl titles.
I also remember watching a young Frank Thomas fresh from AAA, go 1 for 4 with a walk in a White Sox 9 – 5 win at the Big A (9-1-90).
As the scrappy Sox moved within 5.5 of the A’s. The same day Bobby Thigpen tied the MLB record for saves in a season (46) on his way to setting the current record of 57. Not that I remember any of that.
I watched this giant of a man who had a Ted Williams command of the strike zone develop in a terror weapon who helped put the White Sox back on the map. I watched him win two MVP’s (should have had a third in 2000). Let us not forget he was putting up huge numbers in 1994 before the strike came.
I also watched Frank languish as the Sox floundered in the late 90’s. Also watched him suffer through injuries and be an a-hole at times. Which I had to get a little bit of a chuckle see Frank get ejected in the 9th for arguing balls and strikes. I was happy to see Frank get a ring with the Sox, even seeing him limp through the season, it was just right to see him be apart of White Sox winning a title. Look I think Harold Baines is Mr. White Sox, but it is a title that fits Frank better.
So congrats Frank.
So you have heard me whiny not so poetic of my youth thank you for listening.
June 29, 2007
Why do people gotta to hate.
NFL Europa is no more.
Me and the 3 other sick bastards who cared about this are going to cry about this.
So don’t come crying to me when one day you all wake up and realize that it’s all gone. No more Rhine Fire, no more Berlin Thunder.
Time Warner it’s on you. If I had the NFL Network, maybe I could have saved us all, you cheese eating bastards.
June 28, 2007
California has worst U.S. traffic: study.
When did this happen?
So you are you telling me that it’s not supposed to take hours to drive from the Orange County to L.A.? Or nearly a day to drive to San Diego on a weekend?
Color me shocked. I had no inkling that the highways were overcrowded. No one ever told me.
Well I know here in Southern California we have a great public transit system that can help . . . oh wait that was scarped back in the 40’s to build freeways. . .
June 28, 2007
What a failed war that we were lied to about
Waste of billions on it
The casual nature the administration took with the destruction of a major U.S. city and no Mr. Bush just because a cities team goes to the NFC Championship Game does not mean everything is peachy.
The continued crapping upon of the Constitution. I can hear Nixon right now from the grave calling bullshit. (Yahoo News)
Speaking of overstepping the Constitution, I will have to hand it Cheney. Maybe he is just so awesome that he his own branch of government, but then since it is possible that since the Bush was not elected in 2000 and possibly 2004 that because of that it means they can work outside of the law of the land since it does not apply to them. It is amazing that I never knew about this new branch. I checked my pocket Constitution and it’s not showing 4th branch of government. Maybe my copy is not been up dated yet, that or my version is a part of vast plot planned by our Founding Fathers to weigh down government with Check and Balances.
Maybe I should will go over and check Conserveapeida for some “truth”.
Okay, I just checked, and I found the info and their are four branches.
1. Executive Branch – (Or the Decider Branch) It’s role is to execute the Constitution. (I know I have used it before but it works)
2. Lobbislative Branch – In Abramoff We Trust!
3. Injustice Branch – I actually had a a great e-mail about what goes on in this branch, but it was deleted and you can’t make me retrieve it.
4. The Dark Sith Branch – Naturally the one that Sith Lord Cheney would be in charge of.
So again I ask that someone get the Impeachment train rolling, because what more has to be done, or proven to show that this government is running far outside the law. If we can’t get this rolling can we at least cut off Cheney’s allowance for this outside the Executive Branch B.S.
June 26, 2007
Sorry I was watching way too much of the James Bond Marathon this weekend.
Oh my aching Thunderballs.
Roger Moore you were not awful, but you were a better Simon Templar than James Bond.
Lazenby you just did not have enough mad game, but who am I to say. I actually thought Timothy Dalton was not bad. Look Dalton was going to have a tough time being Bond. Look after you played Prince Barin from Flash Gordon the only way to go is down. He made the best of a tough situation.
Now Flash Gordon is one of the best “bad” films ever.