I still can’t figure it out if I’m excited about this World Baseball Classic yet. I suspect the games between the Latin American countries will be the best, as I’m guessing a Dominican Republic/Venezuela match could end up with the intensity of an Olympic waterpolo match. (Blood in the pool.)
Put me down on the list of people who don’t think the U.S. should have a foreign country in control of some of our major ports. I don’t care if it’s the United Arab Emirates or the United Colors of Benetton, it’s a bad precedent.
When it was mentioned that J.J. Redick was set to become the all-time scoring leader in ACC history, I figured he would break the record of someone like Tim Duncan, Ralph Sampson, James Worthy, or Christian Lattner. When I found out that Redick broke the record by passing up some guy named Dickie Hemric, I thought I had read a misprint. (On a related note, I came down with a bad case of Dickie Hemric during my college days. The cure? Penicillin and getting drunk. I wasn’t told I should do the drinking, but between a heavy dose of Jager and Amoxicillin, my hemric subsided.)
Hopefully you’ve read Ryan Wilkins’ excellent review of the top 10 flicks of 2005. Thanks Ryan. Be on the lookout for his very timely breakdown of who he expects will win the 2003 baseball playoffs. (Sorry about that Ryan, I had an Ozzie Guillen moment.)
Speaking of Mr. Verbal Teabag, I read this blurb in the Chicago Tribune:
White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, minor-league strength coach Dale Torborg and Ozzie Guillen participated in the taping of a Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling segment to be shown on Spike TV in two weeks.
In my post last week, I wrote that Ozzie seemed to be most influenced by pro wrestling managers. I see the future.
Another example of my Nostradamus-like skills is this story entitled FANS WANT TO SUE CLAY AIKEN FOR BEING VIRGINAL, ASEXUAL CHARACTER. I will be waiting here for all the apologies from the ClayNation, who besmirched me for my thoughts on the “Gayken.” (Gayken is a name comedian Kathy Griffin dubbed him.)
I just caught the pics of Lindsay Lohan in Vanity Fair. Let me say that I’m a sucker for women with freckles. In a world where most models are overly-airbrushed, it’s refreshing to see a beautiful woman have a natural look. Now Lindsay, it’s time to gain some more of your weight back. Last year, when you were the fleshy, raven-haired honey, you had that whole young Ann Margaret thing workin’. And was there anything much yummier than a young Ann Margaret?
So former Detroit Tigers owner Tom Monaghan wants to build a community where strict Catholic principles are followed. What is with these food magnets from Michigan? Monaghan follows in the footsteps of John Kellogg and C.W. Post, who tried to push their (grape) nutty moral views on us during the 1800s. Well, I guess it’s not as big of a waste of money as Mike (You Be) Illitch spending big bucks on Troy Percival and Magglio Ordonez.
Question: Which has been of shittier quality over the past 20 years: the Tigers or the taste of Little Caesars and Domino’s Pizza?