Thursday, August 6, 2009

Anthony Bourdain's Hatred for Ducks Reaches a New Level



A chink in the armor?

My longtime small forward will miss 1/8th of the season. Not exactly a crushing blow to the two-time title defense hopes, but the other PARCers need some ray of sunshine...

Orlando Magic All-Star Rashard Lewis will be suspended for the first 10 games of next season because he has tested positive for a testosterone-producing steroid, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

Edinson Volquez: a philosophical inquiry

Was it K-Mad? Or Dusty?

News item: Volquez (elbow, meteorite) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Monday, the Reds' official site reports.

Spin: He could take as long as 12 months to recover, so Volquez may not be back in the rotation for Cincinnati until August of 2010. Beyond that, it sometimes takes even longer for a pitcher to regain his velocity and effectiveness, so Volquez may not return to form until 2011 -- if at all (assuming he lives).

Do these two have compromising photos of every GM in baseball?

They have both SUCKED for years. At least Ledezzzma is left-handed. Tomko has only had 2 seasons out of 13 where his ERA+ was better than league average. The first was his rookie season and the last was in 2004. There must be hundreds of pitchers in the minors who would do better in the majors. HE MUST BE THE GREATEST CLUBHOUSE GUY EVAH. And watch him become a pitching coach after his career...

Brett Tomko-R- Athletics
Aug. 5 - 10:54 pm et
A's signed RHP Brett Tomko to a minor league contract.
Tomko was released by the Yankees last week. He posted a 5.25 ERA in 20 2/3 innings in New York. The 36-year-old right-hander will report to Triple-A Sacramento.

Wilfredo Ledezma-R- Blue Jays
Aug. 5 - 10:51 pm et
Blue Jays signed LHP Wilfredo Ledezma to a minor league contract.
Ledezma posted a 9.53 ERA in 5 2/3 innings for the Nationals in April prior to getting released. He was assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Ledezma serves as organizational depth and possesses no fantasy upside.


The only thing we have to fear...

No mention of the Canadian Commandos in this story, which is probably on purpose. But we all know.

Terrorists Take Over Lake Michigan Cruise Ship.

And msnbc thought it was being toungue-in-cheek when they called it "the terrorist hot spot that is the Great Lakes."

This is probably nothing to worry about (cont'd)... actually I have no idea... Fung?

Researchers: XML Security Flaws are Pervasive

Security researchers today unveiled details about a little-known but ubiquitous class of vulnerabilities that may reside in a range of Internet components, from Web applications to mobile and cloud computing platforms to documents, images and instant messaging products...

Codenomicon is a spinoff from the University of Oulu, and is run by many of the same individuals who in 2001-2002 found and reported a widespread vulnerability in a remote Internet management protocol called ASN.1. That research kicked off months of studying and patching by the U.S. government and private sector, which found the ASN.1 flaws extended to some of the nation's most critical electronic infrastructures, including the telephone network, the power grid, and air traffic control systems. (What about fantasy baseball data??? ed.)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This has got to happen!

Coach Lou Holtz vs. Suzanne Kosmas?
No sure thing it will happen, but ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz was meeting with Republican leaders in Washington Thursday about the prospect of challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas. Holtz, 72 and living in the Orlando area, would surely be a terrific money-raiser and bring loads of attention to that seat, though plenty of other credible Republicans including Winter Park Commissioner Karen Diebel and state Reps. Sandy Adams and Dorothy Hukill also are running.
Celebrity candidates can be unpredictable in politics, of course. The Orlando Sentinel, which first reported the potential Holtz candidacy, noted that last year Holtz had to apologize after calling Hitler a great leader.


Monday, August 3, 2009

If Smiff worked at Sterling Cooper


670 the Score reported this afternoon that Mark Prior (armectomy, will to live) has been waived by the San Diego Padres. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that individuals throw towels across the room until the pain in their arm exceeds the pain in their heart (or ass).