Friday, May 22, 2009

Hard to imagine; or, who signs him next?

Orioles released RHP Adam Eaton.
Eaton has been terrible by any standard, with an 8.56 ERA. With few natural options to replace him and a staff in dire need of pitching, Eaton's release speaks volumes about how much he can help a big-league team at this point. No word yet on who will get his next start. Matt Albers will take his roster spot, but he's been relieving for Triple-A Norfolk.


this just in: Liberty University had a Democrat(ic) Party club

News item: Liberty University, the conservative Christian institution founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, has revoked its recognition of the student Democratic Party club, reports The News & Advance, in Lynchburg, Va. The university had officially recognized the group in October.

I guess it's not a prank, or they would have used it to fire Dusty by now

05.22: The Reds' Twitter page is reporting that the team has designated Darnell McDonald for assignment. He will be replaced by Jonny Gomes, who was called up in a corresponding move.... 05.22: According to the Reds' official Twitter page, the team has optioned Ramon Ramirez to Triple-A Louisville. ...

What could possibly go wrong?

Joe Biden is speaking in Beirut today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a snippet of Hawk

"But we had Yastrzemski... who won the Triple Crown that year..."

Whitey: Lobotomized.

Apparently a new front has been opened in the Cubs-Cards war. One where everyone loses, except the t-shirt vendors. How can we be in a recession when people buy crap like that?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mr. Carol Newquist wouldn't like this one bit

News item: Free Viagra for the unemployed

"We have to have lobotomies for anyone who earns less than ten thousand a year.* I don’t like it, but it’s an emergency."

-- Mr. Carol Newquist, in Little Murders

(* in 1969 dollars)