Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ryan is wrong on Danny Vinik. He had every right to tip the ball away from an enemy fielder, as long as the ball was in the stands.

Excellent piece on the coming financial apocalypse.

Things are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. When no one knows what something is worth or what someone is willing to pay for them, nothing good can ensue.
Another excellent point is that the growing inequality in society and the gnawing insecurity so many of us feel are directly linked.
You know what would be cool? If I could have an interaction with my beloved that didn't involve hostility?
Abbe Raven, CEO of A+E:

"It's also important for people to know that you can still have a family and be in business."

No. No, you can't. You're either a good employee or a good parent. The two are mutually exclusive, and I don't know anyone who doesn't feel that way. Business does not want its employees to be happy, it wants them to shut up and work. Period.

Friday, October 12, 2007

"Johnny, Are You Worried Yet?"

Brilliant segment....I love the BS Report.
Well, its game one tonight. Time to find out what we're made of. In the meantime, another day of running errands and reading about Napoleon.
Nonsensical graffito I saw this week in a public restroom:

"Dirty (ethnic group) can't hold my (part of the male anatomy) while I suck the chrome off your hood."

That isn't really dirty, but only because it doesn't make any sense.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Fast still going strong.

(I held on until sundown, but barely. Fasting sucks. )

I'm going to try to do this today. Wish me luck, because I'm hungry already.
Today's disturbing note, courtesy Lee Sinins' Around the Majors report:

Paul Splittorff is 61 years old.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

So that's it. Seven innings from the Big Schill, homers from Papi and the Bad Man, and we're into the ALCS. The Angels were just too banged up to make this much of a series, but we won it, and now we can get rested up.

The Yankees won, so they are still alive, even losing Clemens in the third to some sort of injury. The fan of drama in me wants to see them come back and win so we can smoke their asses, but the realist knows that, to some extent, Cleveland is easier pickings.

Apparently, Steinbrenner has all but said he will fire Torre if the team doesn't win the series. I can understand both points of view-his performance, given all the tools you should need, has been lacking.

Then again, the devastating slate of injuries wasn't his fault, and he did a pretty good job getting them back into it.

Then again again, how much brilliance does it really take to keep writing D. Jeter and A. Rodriguez on the lineup card?