Saturday, July 21, 2007
Eaton gave up seven hits and three walks, but he pitched out of several jams (wily veteran!) in part because of a few key strikeouts. Even today's solid outing wasn't credited with a quality start, something Eaton has done just once in his last six opportunities. Whateverz...he kept them in the ballgame...got the win...that's the only thing that matters. Not only dat, Alfonsucko got the save.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I mean the fellow's name.
The guy Decker is going to destroy by drafting him.
That's what I'm asking.
Hu is the guy.
I'm asking YOU who is the guy.
That's the man's name.
That's who's name?
Well go ahead and tell me.
Yeah, right. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than pay $7.50 for a Bud Phokking Light.
Of course, the one millionaire in the park who could afford enough beers to get drunk by the 3rd inning was sitting behind me saying things like, "Mike Schmidt sucks" and "Tony Gwynn was WAY better than Mike Schmidt" and "The Phillies STINK!" (well, that's true, but how many World Series have the Padres won?). And for some reason, he kept singing the theme to "Three's Company." I came *THIS CLOSE* to turning around to give him "the Dick Cheney" ("GFY!"), but i knew that's what he wanted me to do so i ignored him the entire game. I won.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told a gathering that legalized abortion is in large part responsible for illegal immigration in the United States.
Speaking in Arlington, Va., at the recent national convention of College Republicans – a 250,000-member organization that promotes GOP policies and candidates – the Texas Republican said: "I contend [abortion] affects you in immigration. If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn’t need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it.”
DeLay echoed remarks from former Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller, the Web site rawstory.com reported. He told an anti-abortion conference in March that abortion was responsible for illegal immigration and problems in recruiting soldiers for the armed forces.
2) Move to phokking Cuba already if you love it so much, blimpo. Or Slovenia.
3) And why don't you and all your fat phokk liberal friends quit eating cheeseburgers and stop clogging up our emergency rooms with all your heart attacks and strokes.
4) Hey, i've got health care (i think). Suckers!
to be continued...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
VoIP Provider SunRocket Disconnects Customers
I coulda filed this under soooooo many labels...
Tigers purchased the contract of outfielder Timo Perez from Triple-A Toledo.
Pirates acquired infielder Cesar Izturis and cash considerations from the Cubs for a player to be named. (Unless that player is deceased, not an upgrade...)
rotten kids -- why can't they just watch TV or play a video game or some damn thing instead of wasting our money on reading?
Need I add: our children are our most precious resource.
Ten ways of getting out
There are ten ways a batsman can be out, five are very common and five very rare.
More often than not a batsman will be caught (fly out), bowled (strike out), given leg before wicket (lbw), run out (force out or tagged out) or stumped.
The five other ways to lose your wicket range from the uncommon to the almost unseen.
The uncommon methods, but not unheard of, are 'hit wicket' - when a batsman removes his or her own bails - and 'handled the ball' - when he handles the ball without permission from the fielding side.
The almost unseen are 'double hit' - deliberately hitting the ball twice, 'obstructing the field' - preventing fielders from executing a run out and 'timed out', which is when a new batsman takes too long to appear on the field.
It's worth knowing however that for the batsman to be given out, the fielding team have to appeal to the umpire by asking "how's that?"
Next time - tampering with the game ball. Unlike baseball, where they use like 400 balls in a game, a cricket ball can only be replaced after 80 overs (480 balls), so tampering with it to make it swing can be really useful, and just as illegal.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Yale University police officers have confiscated an arsenal of weapons, including two illegal assault rifles, from a student living in an off-campus fraternity house, the Hartford Courant reported. The student also had a stockpile of chemicals and ammunition, in addition to 11 guns, at the Beta Theta Pi house, authorities said. The police said they had been called to the house by a report that the student had fired one of the guns during a drunken argument indoors last Friday. He has been charged with reckless endangerment, threatening, and breach of peace. Yale said it had temporarily suspended him.
Manager Lou Piniella is as fired up as Kendall, because he now has a veteran catcher who plays the game the way he likes—without an "off" switch.
"He's an experienced guy who has played on winning teams and he's a grinder," Piniella said. "He likes to play and he likes to win."
Kendall wound up going 0-for-3 and dropped a throw from Alfonso Soriano that allowed a run to score in the fourth....
Ryan Howard delivered a pair of two-run homers in the Phillies' 15-3 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.
The Phillies pounded out 26 hits, including five apiece from Shane Victorino and Aaron Rowand. It was the most the Dodgers had allowed since 1958, their first year in Los Angeles. Howard's only two hits left the year. He's up to 24 homers in 277 at-bats. Even after going on the DL earlier this year, he's tied for third in the NL in homers and fourth in RBI.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
"There's been a certain amount of pop sociology in America that you know, somehow the Shia can't get along with the Sunni, and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. . . ."
• William Kristol reassuring Americans during the 2007 Iraq surge:
"We now seem to be on course to a successful outcome."WHY IS ANYONE STILL LISTENING TO THIS PHOKKING JACKASS?
An intern sucked his cock
With what the right beseeched
they followed through and impeached
Hickory Dickory Dock.
Dick and George
Traversed the Gorge
To get authorized imperial war
Thousands are dead
They did not get head
So they the right continue to adore.
In related news...
Cubs acquire Jason Kendall for Rob Bowen/minor league pitcher. Good?
Yes, Kendall is a smart vet (4098 responses)
No, Cubs gave away too much (425 responses)
4523 total responses
(Poll is brain dead)
making him owned by Smitty in F.I.S.K. and by me in the Wellness Center.
It makes him a Monklone.
Monday, July 16, 2007
The cash will cover a portion of his $13 million salary, which had been being paid by both the A's ($8 million) and the Pirates ($5 million). With a .226/.261/.281 line this year, Kendall is no sure upgrade...unless he were to replace a dead guy.
The aim of cricket
Cricket is basically a simple game - score more than the opposition.
Two teams, both with 11 players, take it in turns to bat and bowl.
When one team is batting, they try and score as many runs as they can by hitting the ball around an oval field.
The other team must get them out by bowling the ball overarm at the stumps, which are at either end of a 22-yard area called a wicket.
The bowling team can get the batsmen out by hitting the stumps or catching the ball.
Once the batting team is all out, the teams swap over and they then become the bowling side.
Each time a team bats it is known as their innings. Teams can have one or two innings depending on how long there is to play.
The Ashes Test matches are over five days so England and Australia have two innings each to score as many runs as they can.
Whoever scores the most runs wins. But a cricket match can be drawn too.
That happens when the team bowling last fails to get all the batsmen out.
Next time, the 10 ways a batsmen can be called out.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
The military calls it "need-to-know" information that would pose a direct threat to U.S. troops if it were to fall into the hands of terrorists. It's material so sensitive that officials refused to release the documents when asked.
But it's already out there, posted carelessly to file servers by government agencies and contractors, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
Read on here
RENO, Nev. - A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect.
(Let this be a warning for a certain someone obsessed with Wii and pirating other people's pay-per-view movies...)
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I was kind of enjoying a quiet and early Sunday in Brooklyn, perusing and came across this little gem
‘Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo.’
In a story entitled “Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran,” The Guardian writes that Cheney may be winning the debate inside the White House over how to confront Iran:
The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned.
The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: “Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo.”