Buyers and sellers

Posted July 17, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Apparently Oklahoma City Thunder are having a hard time trading Chris Paul. And who’d a thunk teams might not be willing to take on a 34 year old injury-prone point guard with a remaining 3 year, $124 million contract?

Maddest fans about SF Giants hot streak over the last 6 weeks are probably not those of the teams they have passed in the Wild Card hunt, but those who were planning on picking up top players at fire sale prices.

As fans now debate if SF Giants should trade Madison Bumgarner looks like they might be adding a very good pitcher next month – Johnny Cueto close to making a rehab start.

 Apparently Big Baller brand merchandise was available at a Los Angeles volleyball tournament at drastically reduced prices, starting at $5 for an $50 t-shirt, leading to speculation that Lavar Ball’s promotional empire might be crumbling.

“That’s so sad,” said nobody.

Eric Trump says “95% of Americans agree with my father.”
Uh, Eric, I’m not sure 95% of Americans agree on anything. Except maybe that Hannah was right to dump Luke in the Bachelorette. And that you are definitely the stupid one.

After playing golf this week with Trump, Rand Paul just blocked a vote on extending fund for 9/11 first responders because he said it would add to US debt.
Where’s the GoFundMe page for legal expenses for Rand Paul’s neighbor?

So how many medical bills for 9/11 first responders could we have covered for the cost of Donald Trump’s 4th of July masturbatory fantasy? Asking for a country.

Trump today at his Carolina hate rally. about  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  – “I don’t have time to go with three different names. We’ll call her Cortez. Too much time. Takes too much time.”

Translation, he can’t even REMEMBER her name. And how hard is it to remember AOC anyway?

Now self-described good Christian and bible-lover Trump has retweeted John Kennedy’s calling congresswomen the “four horsewomen of the Apocalypse.” So can some reporter just ask him his interpretation of the original biblical reference?

Based on last few days guessing Trump hard-core supporters will be unhappy with USA electing a Democrat in 2020 and want to leave. So which countries might accept them as refugees?

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Giant attitude?

Posted July 16, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Yeah, it’s a REALLY big long shot, I get it. But when a team gets to within 3 other teams and 3 games of the wild card….

Are some Mets fans also saying “So you’re saying there’s a chance?”

 

You know the wild card insanity is reaching the edge of reality when you see Phillies beat Dodgers with 9th inning walkoff and as SF fan you have to think, okay, great, but Philadelphia is a more realistic target….

 

Kevin Durant now says he was sold on the Nets’ “system.” Right a system that has produced so many winning teams in the past?

WNBA suspended Los Angeles’ Sparks’ Riquna Williams for 10 games as a result of a domestic violence incident involving her ex-girlfriend in December. This is not the equality women’s sports really wanted.

Congratulation to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ has 20 Emmy nominations. The most for any show without a high body count.

Since John Paul Stevens criticized Trump imagine we won’t be hearing any condolences from the White House.

Nancy Pelosi quoted a former Democratic president today: “If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.” Oh wait, my bad, the quote is accurate. But it’s from Ronald Reagan.

Who’d a thunk we’d miss George H.W.Bush talking about his grandchildren, “the little brown ones?”

Trump tweets “I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! ” True. Not a Racist bone.  More like 206 of them.

We know Trump isn’t racist because he’s also told former rival Ted Cruz to go back to Canada, and Marco Rubio to go back to Cuba. Oh wait, never mind.

Mitch McConnell sidestepped question on how he would feel if someone told his wife Elaine Chao to go back to Taiwan; it barely made news cycle I’m old enough to remember Michael Dukakis maybe losing election over mishandling death penalty question on if his wife were murdered.

If there are pictures of Trump with an under-age girl in Epstein’s safe how many Republicans will vote to condemn him?

Who is this team?

Posted July 16, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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So what’s odder, SF Giants winning the first game of a doubleheader at Coors Field 19-2

Or them winning the nightcap 2-1?

The second game of SF Giants Colorado Rockies double header was delayed. No reason given but perhaps scorekeeper from game one was still recovering from exhaustion?

Before today, Brandon Crawford had 30 RBI’s for the season. Today he had 9.

Of 15 teams in the NL, over 90 games in, all but 2 are now within 5 games of .500

 

Meanwhile, in the AL, the Yankees, Twins and Astros, at 59, 58, and 59 wins, all have more wins than the Orioles and Tigers combined.

The Memphis Grizzlies won the NBA summer league championship. So will they raise a banner?

 

Warriors GM Bob Myers said Monday that his team did not acquire D’Angelo Russell just to flip him in another trade.  Possible translation – no one’s offered us enough for him yet?

 

That moment you turn on The Bachelorette  for a while because it’s less absurd than the news.

Trump ” All I’m saying, they want to leave, they can leave.” Would he say the same to his MAGA base when a Democrat wins in 2020?

Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short said Trump’s tweets about four U.S. congresswomen were not racist because Donald has an ”Asian woman of color in his Cabinet” (Elaine Chao) And how many Asians are being rounded up for deportation?

Just a note. Of the four progressive Democratic congresswomen who held a press conference responding to Trump’s tweets and lies today, more of them were born in the US than Donald’s three wives.

GOP Rep. James Comer: “Personally, I don’t criticize other members of Congress on Twitter. I wish the president would not do that. But that’s his style, and he’s going to continue to do that.”
Excuse me – Pink hair is a style. A spray tan is a style. Being a racist flaming a**hole is not a “style.”

 

Can we tell MAGAers there’s a Trump rally at Area 51?

Holding serve.

Posted July 14, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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SF Giants since June 1 have been one of best teams in Major League Baseball.  Now let’s see how they do playing whatever game it’s called at Coors Field.
Major power outage last night in New York. And this time they were not talking about the Mets.
Steve Kerr on Twitter.
“Come on members of Congress, call out the president for his racist tweets this morning.
Show some leadership. It’s the job you were elected to do.”

That moment that an NBA coach shows more leadership than most of the GOP.

And just wait until USA national men’s basketball team gets going in August with Gregg Popovich….

My first team as a child was Detroit Tigers, my first favorite baseball player was Mickey Lolich. So I really fell in love with baseball in 1968. But hoping for to throw a fastball at the head of cancer.

The exact line of Trump tweet.against Democratic Congresswomen – “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. ”
Rep. Omar was born in Somalia. AOC, Pressley and Tlaib were all born in the US

But I missed Trump telling Ted Cruz to go back to Canada, Mark Meadows to go back to France, and Dan Crenshaw to go back to England.

So which GOP member of Congress will be the 1st to respond to Trump’s racist tweet by saying they are “very troubled.”
If conditions for detained immigrants under Obama were as awful and as worthy of national outrage as GOP now claims, why wasn’t this a major “Pro-Life” campaign point in 2012 and 2016?

Not seeing things?

Posted July 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Ranges pitcher Jesse Chavez was frustrated with the strike zone last night, so removed his glasses and offered them to plate umpire Rob Drake as he walked off the mound last night.  Drake did not throw him out.  Apparently he didn’t see Chavez’s offer…

Saw “Power outage in New York” on Twitter and shockingly it wasn’t about the Mets.

Apparently Madison Bumgarner is one of few people who calls Buster Posey by his legal name “Gerald.” Maybe Buster doesn’t want to lose that.

Talk about dynasties in sports, forget Warriors and Patriots. Of the last 59 men’s major tennis tournaments, 51 have been won by Nadal, Federer and Djokovic.

Richie Incognito was  suspended 2 games by NFL for “conduct.” He pled guilty to disorderly conduct/criminal violence with domestic violence incident this year involving his grandmother. Following 2014 bullying suspension.

At least he didn’t do anything seriously bad like kneel for anthem.

Happy 77th Birthday to Harrison Ford. Now the Ark is no longer Lost. But his keys are.

Just wondering, how many undocumented immigrants from Europe who’ve overstayed their visas are on ICE’s deportation list this weekend?

As much as I detest Mike Pence, there’s one reason I’d prefer him as President now over Trump: To have a cult of personality, you need to have a personality.

New acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella was a lobbyist for sweatshops. But really, at this point would ANY decent person accept a job in Trump’s cabinet?

With Acosta resigning, Trump tweeted – “Alex was a great Secretary of Labor and his service is truly appreciated.” As more details come out, how long until Trump tweets that he hardly knew Acosta, and that he begged for the job.

Just wondering, how many undocumented immigrants from Europe who’ve overstayed their visas are on ICE’s deportation list this weekend?

 

Just had car washed. None of employees drying and polishing cars afterwards, in part for tips, were Caucasian. All of them working their butts off. Tell me again about the jobs immigrants are taking from “Americans.”

From Seattle Gerry.  One more about last night’s Mariners-Angels game. Worth the read.

https://joeposnanski.substack.com/p/the-number-45?fbclid=IwAR22gPH5GAvIiz3vn-Tsel1RsXRdNuW3u_531riVXpRBgWRdmaMaWFfo0es

Beyond the ESPYs

Posted July 12, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Sports moment of the year.

On the night when the Angels paid tribute to Tyler Skaggs, found dead in his hotel room a couple years ago, when his mother threw out the first pitch, and the team all wore his jerseys…. two pitchers combined on a no-hitter-

jerseys

I’m not crying, are you crying?

“I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.”

Earl Warren

More sports and politcal snark tomorrow.

What’s in a name.

Posted July 11, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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If you now buy a player jersey at NBA store and he gets traded, you can exchange it free within 90 days. A full year if you use your American Express card. Put this down for the Hall of Fame of “promotions that cost a lot more than we thought.”

When free agent Marcus Morris signed a two year deal with the Spurs, the San Antonio zoo gave him a free annual pass.  Then Morris decided to take a one-year deal with New York.  So the zoo cut up his pass.

Not to worry, the power forward may miss out on some animals, but the Knicks still promise to be one of the NBA’s best circuses.

 

 

Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen picked up two flagrant fouls in seven seconds and was ejected from tonight’s summer league game against the Celtics in Las Vegas. Where did Allen think he was, back at Duke?


Meanwhile for all teams except the Rangers and Astros, the All-Star break continues until tomorrow.  Making this the best week of the season for the Mets bullpen.

 

So Paul Ryan is latest to leave DC, then say after the fact how Trump ‘didn’t know anything” and had to be “stopped from making bad decisions. all the time.” Can we change mascot of GOP from an elephant to a jellyfish?

And of course now Trump’s returning the attacks on  Paul Ryan. Can anyone think of anyone who has insulted Donald who he still says nice things about… other than Kim Jong Un?

Tom Steyer says he is running for President because “I couldn’t sleep.” So this whole expensive exercise is because he didn’t ask his physician for an Ambien prescription?

The President of the United State today praised backers of QAnon, known for Pizzagate pedophilia allegations and other insanity. Maybe this projection stuff goes further even than we thought.

Some think Trump is joking about staying in office 6 years or 10, or 14….
Right, like he was joking when he said “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find those emails.”