Friday, February 01, 2008


Big news in the NBA-Pau Gasol was dealt to the Lakers for essentially, some change for the soda machine and a bag of practice basketballs. Since the Lakers are in the Grownups Conference, they really needed to get better in order to hang with Phoenix,Dallas, et al. So once Bynum returns, the Lakers are suddenly the real thing, running Bynum out there with Gasol, Odom, Bryant, and wise old Derek Fisher.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Playing Ketchup

Well, a few days off and much has occured.

Edwards is out of the Democratic race.,8599,1708147,00.html

I guess this saddens me, I guess. It sucks that someone who is obsessed about poverty is out of the race-human misery is probably the root cause of most of our problems. But the decision makes sense-he hasn't won yet, and he really had to by now in order to be a legitimate candidate.

I will probably support Obama in the New Jersey primary now, although I am somewhat frightened of him getting taken down by the Republican hit machine. Clinton carries much the same risk-a large fraction of Americans, I feel, will vote against them for no good reason. But will vote against them nevertheless.

McCain appears to be taking control on the other side

He is truly the only Republican that does not scare the pants off of me. He has said some nutty things, too, but I get the feeling somehow that he doesn't really mean it, and he seems to be a man of his word.

Dan Carlin has another brilliant show this week, talking more about elections and terrorism and stuff. He has a great voice, and has one of the more unique perspectives I have ever encountered.

It appears that the Mets have Santana in the bag now. That makes for a tough time for the Phillies, who haven't really upgraded at all so far. But it keeps him out of the AL, and away from the Yankees, who Really Needed Him. So on balance, that's good news for the Red Sox. If, at the end of the day, Boston has to try and beat him twice in the World Series, that's an okay outcome, really.

Can't wait to hear the next "Johnny, Are You Worried Yet?" on Bill Simmons' podcast.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

End of an Era

Mike Lieberthal retired.

He stopped hitting in 2003, but he retires now. That sound you heard is Phillies fans saying, "NOW you tell us?"