Crunch time

Posted August 20, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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The Cactus Bowl has been rebranded the “Cheez-its” bowl. So now we are about 4 months away from hearing “This is for all the Cheez-its!”

There are baseball games that can turn casual observers into serious fans for life. Tonight’s SF Giants Mets matchup was NOT one of those games.

Winning rally in the 13th.  0-2 Single, errand pick-off throw, wild pitch, and dropped pop-up. In other words,  a 2018 SF Giants offensive explosion.

 

It just me or did SF Giants really have their 2018 season circle the drain when Pablo Sandoval got hurt?

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll is out and Ohio State is #5.
Even Pete Rose wouldn’t bet on Urban Meyer being fired.

Ohio State announced Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to discuss Urban Meyer investigation. There will be no public documents. “No public documents.”

Because Urban Meyer can never ever be seen to be wrong.

Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off Asian Games team and sent home Monday after they were caught “spending the night in a hotel with women.” So did they have NBA ambitions?

Ted Cruz attacks Beto O’Rourke for not condemning NFL anthem protests. Somehow I missed Ted’s condemning food stamp cuts affecting veterans.

Melania Trump speaking out about cyber-bullying makes those days of joking about Laura Bush pushing literacy seem so quaint.

 

I’m about ready for the part in the Trump show where Americans wake up and say “Honey, you won’t believe the dream I just had.”

Latest Trump fundraising email “Never in my life have I seen the Democrats this angry. They’re hoping to turn their RAGE into votes and seize control of our majority.” Well, he’s more right than usual.

So which band is going to be first to copyright the name ?

Tonight Trump attacked counter-terrorism analyst Phil Mudd, a former intelligent agent for 25 years, saying “he is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance. Should be REVOKED? Projection much?

Question, if  Trump can’t learn difference between “Councel” & “Counsel” how does he expect us to believe he could learn about stuff like foreign policy & the economy?

Asking for a country.

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Down the rabbit hole

Posted August 19, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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A man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a Spirit Airlines flight.
Worse, he could be sentenced to a lifetime of flying Spirit Airlines.

Who said it better?
“Truth isn’t truth.” -Rudy Giuliani
“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.” the Cheshire Cat.

Next year canSF Giants just skip road visit to Cincinnati, forfeit all three games; save wear and tear on their bodies and egos.

Could be worse. SF Giants could have played a road series at Little League World Series. Guessing one of the kids could have tossed at least 4 shut out innings against them.

Not biased because I am NOT an Athletics fan.  But if Oakland knocks Houston out of the AL West title,  maybe mean bitch karma really didn’t like Astros signing Osuna?

Might be the most Ryanair story ever.  A passenger tweeted “Our flight to Krakow hasn’t taken off yet because a man dressed as Tinkerbell has threatened to cut everybody up.” Airline confirmed drunk and “unruly Tinkerbell” removed from flight.

Interesting that the President who screams “McCarthyism” had McCarthy’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, for a lawyer.

Former DNI James Clapper says “Brennan’s rhetoric is becoming an issue in and of itself.” Would someone please ask him what he thinks of Trump’s rhetoric?

Georgia GOP state Sen. Michael Williams, who is white, said today “it is “always wrong to use that (N) word,” but that Trump, as President, has not used that word.
To quote Pete Rose “Wanna bet?”

“Mainstream Media” enabled and normalized Trump, now he’s trying to destroy them. You’d think accordingly they’d have more sympathy sometimes for women in abusive relationships.

Trump won’t endorse in AZ Senate primary between Martha McSally. Kelli Ward, and Joe Arpaio. Not because he can’t decide, but because he has to claim victory… and doesn’t know who will win.

Looking forward to SNL return next month. So we can once again ask when watching something crazy with Trump – “Is it real, or is it the cold open?

Oh say can you see?

Posted August 17, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said today that network has not regularly televised the national anthem during Monday Night Football and does not plan to start this season.
Disappointing probably only fans who used the time for convenient kitchen or bathroom breaks.

Of course, if Trump or his supporters feel THAT strongly, they could buy up commercial time during the pre-game, and use it to show the National Anthem, unedited and without ads interrupting it…..

SF’s rookie star pitcher Dereck Rodriguez on DL with strained hamstring sustained in Dodgers-Giants brawl when Puig went after Hundley. To quote Bull Durham’s Annie Savoy “Don’t be such GUYS.”

University of Alabama is going to spend about $300 million to upgrade their football stadium. Only about 5% of the state’s public school budget for a year.

 

Elon Musk has gone so nuts on Twitter have to expect he’ll soon be launching a Presidential Exploratory Committee.

Estimates for Trump’s now “postponed” parade had gone up to $92 million from original $12 million estimate -due to expenses for aircraft, equipment, personnel and security, not charges from city of D.C. In other words, Trump lied.

Trump says of cancelled $92 million military parade “Now we can buy some more jet fighters!” Uh, I’m no expert but per Google says F-22s cost “$339 million per plane. Incremental cost for additional F-22 estimated about $138 million in 2009.”

But hey, it will cover more golf weekends.

Judge & jury in Manafort trial have received threats, President of the United States calls the defendant a “very good person” & says trial “very said.” That moment when a Grisham thriller novel seems more plausible than reality.

Now Omarosa may have video as well as tapes. Who’d a thunk when you hire a reality-show villain, then fire and trash her, she’d behave like a reality-show villain?

A bipartisan group of 12 former intelligence officials released a statement on “the ill-considered and unprecedented remarks and actions by the White House regarding the removal of John Brennan’s security clearances.”
How long until Trump declares “intelligence is over-rated?”

Missing the queen

Posted August 16, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. RIP Aretha Franklin.

Aretha Franklin was not only an amazing talent, she was a gracious, classy lady. And when asked if she would perform for Trump inaugural, as she did for Obama’s, her response was “That’s a very good question. “We’ll see” Aretha for “Bless his heart?”

 

Someday when we look up “narcissist” in the dictionary, there might be this example. Donald Trump today on Aretha Franklin-
– “I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person I knew well. She worked for me on numerous occasions.”

Mets scored 24 in beating the Phillies. So New York won’t be a playoff team. Now they’re just looking to score more than the Jets?

The film “Grease” celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special screening in Los Angeles. Now it’s “You’re the one that I want…if I could only remember your name.”
No injuries but two damaged aircraft when two United Airlines planes clipped wings at O’Hare last night. Standby for a new “accident avoidance” fee.

London’s City Airport is offering a number of free “dumb phones” to passengers going on vacation who want to detox from their Androids and iPhones. The phones can be used ONLY to make and receive calls.
Many of the younger generation is going “What’s a call?”

Omarosa claims that Ivanka Trump was really upset about SNL’s “complicit” sketch about her last year.  Womp womp.

And let’s see, SNL back in about 6 weeks….. should be plenty of time to do a whole “complicit” ad series.

 

The commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command who oversaw the 2011 Navy Seal raid that killed Osama bin Laden has written a scathing op-ed suggesting that Trump take away his security clearance too.

“Killing Bin-Laden over-rated” tweets in 3.2.1..

 

But seriously, if someone saw  knew nothing about Donald Trump and saw today’s tweet storm they would have a three word reaction “Off his meds.”

A matter of taste.

Posted August 15, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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USA Today headline “Bud Light’s promotion for first Browns win a tasteless idea.”

Does “tasteless” refer to mocking the team? Or the beer?

Just guessing both Giants and Dodgers fans are glad that Madison Bumgarner isn’t pitching tonight against Yasiel Puig.

Inspired by a joke from my friend Argus Hamilton about Trump killing Nicole Brown Simpson.   –

Don’t give Donald Trump any ideas – he needs someone black in the White House, and OJ isn’t doing anything.

Apparently Blue Lives Matter claims they don’t want to partner with the Jets over anthem protests, even though no NY Jets player has protested the anthem.

Maybe it’s just an excuse to avoid having to watch Jets games

I’m waiting for some so-called patriotic/first responder  group to refuse to partner with an NFL team over the team signing domestic violence abusers.

Someone in Georgia apparently stole a trailer-truck said to contain nearly $100,000 in packaged ramen noodles.   Uh, given the prices, and sale prices of packaged ramen, just how big was that truck?

 

 

Because airline insanity is so diverting.

Roundtrip lowest business class fare on United nonstop from San Francisco to Osaka is about $8300. From Los Angeles about $6000. VIA San Francisco. So if someone flies SF-LA-SF-Osaka-SF-LA-SF even with the useless roundtrips on each end they’ll save about $2000. And airlines wonder why we hate them.

Anyone else getting REALLY tired of this season of “Presidential Apprentice?”

 

Regarding the John Brennan situation, if “erratic” behavior & lack of “credibility” is reason to revoke someone’s security clearance who’s going to break the bad news to Donald Trump?

Fundraising email from Mike Pence “I’d love to meet you — and a guest of your choice — at a dinner I’m hosting in Houston, Texas. We’ll even get our picture taken together to share with family and friends.”

Wait, did he ask Mother?

Give Donald Trump credit. Who else could give both a porn star and a reality show villain the moral high ground?

Rhetorical but serious question – is there ANYONE who disagrees with Trump who he actually respects? (Ivanka doesn’t count. #complicit )

Past dated?

Posted August 14, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Bud Light will be giving out free beer at 10 Cleveland-area bars when the Browns win their first regular-season game. Prompting the obvious question – so how long can beer age?

After throwing a few punches at SF Giants’ Nick Hundley, LA Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was ejected and will probably be suspended.   On a brighter note, he might have drawn some interest from the Chargers.

Due to rule technicalities, Robinson Cano, returning from a 90-game PED suspension, is ineligible for any playoff games, while  Roberto Osuna, returning from a  75-game domestic violence suspension, IS eligible…   So if Cano had only beaten his girlfriend instead of taking PED’s he could play in the postseason. Is this really how MLB wants to compete with the NFL?

Okay folks, the challenge is on for “buzz” on this one. From my friend the very funny Hartley Miller – “An umpire working a NY Yankees-Chicago White Sox game briefly stopped the contest in the 9th inning to have a live bug pulled from his ear. Afterwards, the ump signaled the infield fly rule.”

Omarosa and Sean Spicer’s books aren’t selling very well. Makes sense, Trumpsters don’t want to hear anything against their hero, and Trump haters who want to read outrageous things just have to follow his tweets.

New Quinnipiac poll showed 51% of GOP agreed with Trump that the media is the “enemy of the people” line.
Wonder how many of them realize that Fox News IS media?

In South Lake Tahoe, a deputy had to shoot out a back window of a Honda Civic to free a bear who had gotten into the car and was unable to get out.

But haven’t we all had problems with those child-proof locks?

And at least the bear wasn’t armed.

Air traffic delays averaging well over an hour at many airports across the country…. Boston, New York Area, San Francisco….
Can’t wait for winter when we’ll have fewer flight delays… #WTF?

Florida GOP congressional candidate Melissa Howard “It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone. I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree.”
Right, and the fake diploma she posted a picture with was an art project?#WTF?

At least Donald Trump didn’t accuse Omarosa of having a “perfect smoky eye.”

As we parse Trump’s Omarosa “dog” insult, remember all the media outrage when Barack Obama simply said to Hillary Clinton “You’re likeable enough?”

 

Six firefighters have died battling California wildfires. And only comments from POTUS are blaming the fires on fake water issues…..

While you were sleeping.

Posted August 13, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Translation, any late West Coast game on the East Coast.

Silver lining for Los Angeles  with a SF Giants comeback win from 2-1 in the ninth to win 5-2 – at least few Dodgers fans were still in the stadium to see it.

 

On National Left Handers day, who’d a guessed the lefty who walked off the mound with the biggest smile at Dodger Stadium was not Madison Bumgarner or Clayton Kershaw but SF Giants closer Will Smith.

LA Dodgers have had four straight blown saves.  “I feel so sorry for them” says no one in Northern California.

Carmelo Anthony signing a one year deal with the Houston Rockets. Great news… for the Warriors, Lakers and Spurs.

 

So if anti-Trump tweets and comments before the 2016 election are a firing offense, when is Trump going to try to fire half at least half of the GOP Congress?

According to Trump, Brooks Koepka wins “not only with his powerful game, but with his powerful mind.” Gosh, wonder why Trump doesn’t talk about other athletes. even those he “likes” -Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan – having powerful minds? ”

Interior Secretary Zinke, blaming California Wildfires on environmentalists “This has nothing to do with climate change. This has to do with active forest management.” Translation, if you let us cut the forests all down for profit we’ll have fewer fires.

Trump goes after Kasich this morning but doesn’t insult his intelligence like Lebron James, Maxine Waters, Omarosa, Don Lemon…. I wonder why.

Amazing rants today about Omarosa by Donald Trump, making her sound truly awful. Hope he fires the person who hired her.

Trump speech today after signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. – He rambles on indefinitely to praise himself, but not even MENTION McCain

 

I GUARANTEE that if Hillary Clinton as president were signing John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, her speech would be nothing but praise for Senator McCain as an American hero who has spent his life in our country’s service.

Today, August 13, is the 57th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. And a reminder, when people are desperate to escape, walls don’t matter.