National treasure?

Posted October 17, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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So all Nationals needed to make it to their first World Series  was to get rid of Bryce Harper?

Washington fans are hoping their team doesn’t forget how to play baseball by the time the ALCS, rained out yesterday, is finished.

Apparently unhappy Yankees fans were throwing water bottles and baseball on the field at Astros players yesterday. Not beer at least. Suppose at Yankee stadium beer is too expensive to throw.

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager.  Hope Joe doesn’t get too bored.  As said in “Little Big League”  – “It’s the American League, they have the DH, how hard can it be?”

 

 

Trump said this picture was Nancy having a meltdown.
To paraphrase Princess Bride, I do not think this picture means what Donald thinks it means.”

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Alec Baldwin, on Felicity Hoffman “My heart goes out to Felicity, (her husband) Bill Macy and their family. I don’t think anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison. That includes past cases as well. Community service, fines, yes. But prison time, no.”
Translation, did he or was Baldwin planning to do the same for his children?

#NotTheOnion Official White House feed. “The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.”

Short version, POTUS actually wrote a letter to the leader of Turkey ending “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool. I will call you later.” This would be a lot funnier if it were satire.

And Erdogan apparently threw the letter in the trash.  Of course, maybe the Turkish leader felt that if Trump really cared about Turkey instead of Pence he’d have come with his  favorite senior advisor Ivanka?

Not particularly religious but pretty sure Elijah Cummings is in a better place now than Donald Trump will ever be.

 

Donald Trump Jr. after Hannity said Hunter Biden had foreign opportunities only because “they’re really buying favor with the father.” “Of course they are. When you’re the father & your son’s entire career is dependent on that, they own you.” Some statements don’t need a punchline.

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Changing seasons

Posted October 15, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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MLB considering moving NLDS game 5 from 4p EST to an evening game since ALCS game 4 looks likely to be rained out. Of course the Cardinals would actually have to win a game first.

So far there have been so many good NLCS and ALCS championship pitching performances, after a year when league clearly juiced the ball for more offense, you almost expect MLB to do something like outlaw a good curveball.

Two controversial calls go Green Bay’s way late at Lambeau Field,  NFL said now officials erred when they called a second hands-to-the-face penalty on MNF against Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers.   The first penalty kept drive alive, the second set up the Packers game-winning field goal.

But if Lions miss the playoffs by one game am sure the Saints will tell them how league admitting a mistake makes the pain all go away…

 

 

Ft Worth police officer, Aaron Dean who fatally shot #AtatianaJefferson, a black woman in her home while she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew has resigned. He could still face charges. How long until he gets offers for job with GOP, Fox News or White House security?

Anyone else thinking that maybe it wasn’t a great idea for Trump to p*ss off John Bolton?

 

Trump’s rants about nepotism really make me wish his Press Secretary was still Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

And then there’s GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniels tweeting about nepotism. Wonder why Ronna, Mitt’s niece, drop the “Romney” from her name? Also,  I missed Ronna Romney McDaniels’ tweet on why a knockoff clothing designer has been acting like a combination Secretary of State/VP at her daddy’s summit meetings.

Sometimes I think we all need to take a deep breath and remember the same man who installed his unqualified daughter as more than a vice President, and whose sons make millions from Trump enterprises in over 30 countries, is attacking Joe Biden’s son for a few foreign deals

Wholy Who Dat.

Posted October 14, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Pope Francis tweeted Sunday, and maybe didn’t realize about hashtags.

@Pontifex 

Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new . They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.

When he added the #, Twitter automatically added the Fleur de Lis for the Saints.

Maybe even God and the Pope aren’t over that pass interference call?

Who needs Touchdown Jesus when you have the Pope?

 

 

Tom Brady says he won’t be trying to convince Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement. Well, not unless the Patriots start losing, that is.

Just thinking, if you were watching the previously winless Redskins vs Dolphins Sunday and you’re not a hard-core fan of either team, you might want to rethink your lack of hobbies.

Aaron Judge on last night’s ALDS matchup between the Astros and Yankees “Just back and forth, the two best ballclubs in the game.”. So he is saying we might as well just cancel the World Series then?

Six penalty flags on six consecutive plays yesterday late in Cowboys-Jets game. But hey, doesn’t everyone pay their way in to games or buy NFL Sunday Ticket to watch world class officiating?

Your reminder that while White House and Trump play down the mass murder parody video they were completely apoplectic and called it “absolutely disgusting,” when Michelle Wolf made fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ eyeliner.

 

Trump is tweeting about the manslaughter case in Anguilla about a white man, Scott Hapgood, who claims he killed a resort worker in self defense. But crickets on Atatiana Jefferson, killed while playing video games with her nephew,  in her own home by a police officer. I wonder what the difference is?

Now Trump is taking time from his busy day for this tweet -“Vote for good guy @seanspicer tonight on Dancing With The Stars. He has always been there for us!” Again, this is NOT a well man.

Batless in St. Louis?

Posted October 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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So are Cardinals going to score as many runs in NLCS against Nats as they did in first inning of NLDS game five against Braves?

Georgia loses to South Carolina in 2nd overtime. Most unhappy folks other than Bulldog fans are SEC officials trying to figure how to spin that conference STILL should have two teams in CFB playoffs.

Playoff  Zack Greinke at this point is making Astros fans long for Clayton Kershaw.

At a Kentucky rock climbing park a 8-year-old girl scales replica of Trump’s ‘un-climbable’ border wall in less than a minute.  So how long until wall-climbing is nominated as an Olympic sport?

 

After a pregame scuffle at midfield, refs in Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns football game gave all players on both teams unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, meaning any in-game such penalty would result in ejection.  As Annie Savoy (Bull Durham) said “Don’t be such GUYS.”

 

Trump likes to portray himself as a man of courage who can make tough choices. He couldn’t even pick a candidate in Louisiana Governor primary because he was afraid of betting a losing horse.

 

For all that Trump rants about suing various perceived enemies, isn’t he close to running out of people willing to be his lawyer?

Trump had lunch with Rudy Giuliani yesterday at his golf club reportedly as a show of support. Support? Or warning him to be careful of potential “accidents?”

 

Hunter Biden is resigning from board of Chinese private-equity firm, says if dad wins he won’t serve on boards of foreign-owned companies. How long until the Chinese board offers his seat to Don Jr or Ivanka?

Trump fundraising email

“Where is Hunter Biden? He has disappeared while the Fake News protects his Crooked daddy, who is a total joke.Together, Sleepy Joe and his son, Hunter, have LIED to the American People and ripped off foreign companies for MILLIONS of dollars – and yet, they have the nerve to call for MY IMPEACHMENT? I DID NOTHING WRONG.
This is the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of the United States.”

Gosh, maybe he should put highly qualified senior White House adviser Ivanka in charge of the hunt?”~ Janice Hough

It breaks your heart, it was designed to break your heart.

Posted October 12, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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A tale of two nice guys. Barry Zito signed a huge contract with the Giants and he was over all mediocre at best, But he came up huge in 2014 playoffs and now everyone in SF loves him.
Clayton Kershaw has been a Hall of Fame player for the Dodgers, but now some idiots in Los Angeles are destroying his jersey.
Baseball is a funny game. And at times a cruel one.

If someone had never seen baseball before this week, how to explain the team that scored 10 runs in the first inning Wednesday couldn’t score at all, and couldn’t even get a hit until the 8th inning Friday night.

(Cardinals in the NLDS and NLCS)

 

NCAA made  Mary Hardin-Baylor to vacate its 2016 Division III national football championship because the head coach let a player use his car for more than 18 months. The car was a 10 year old Subaru.  Wonder what kind of cars players drove at Florida and OSU when Urban Meyer was coaching.

Trump used, without permission of course, Purple Rain at his rally last night. And fans know Prince would have been furious. Donald really doesn’t want to win Minnesota, does he?

So Rudy Giuliani and his friends suddenly got a hankering to take off to Austria…. His friends at least with one way tickets.
“The hills are alive with the sound of treason.”

Guiliani’s associates were arrested at Dulles with ONE-WAY INTERNATIONAL TICKETS. If this gang could shoot any less straight many in GOP would try to give it conversion therapy.

 

Doubling down on stupidity. Giuliani’s henchmen and their one way tickets…. Even a mediocre travel agent could have told them it’s always cheaper to book a roundtrip ticket if even if they weren’t sure they were coming back.

If Giuliani ends up behind bars any way they can give him inmate number 09-11?

Karen Pence told women “not to be afraid to get on their knees” for Trump.     Hmm, maybe based on GOP criteria then we can get him impeached?

Trump said Friday he will delay tariff hikes on China next week and try to hammer out a limited trade deal.
Translation, even MAGAers buy iPhones, and why not put the proposed hikes in his back pocket for the next time Donald needs a distraction?

Shep Smith is leaving Fox News. Will he be taking the “Fair and Balanced” slogan with him?

As Democrats considering expanding impeachment inquiry beyond Trump’s Ukraine dealings, and GOP tries to limit it, your reminder that Ken Starr started investigating Bill Clinton over Whitewater land deals dating originally from 1979.

Trump when asked Friday if Rudy Giuliani is still his lawyer ““Well, I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He’s a very good attorney and he has been my attorney, yeah, sure.”
Saturday no doubt it will be “Rudy who?”

And then there were four.

Posted October 10, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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These postseason games are not only weirdly scheduled for people with normal work days, so far it’s not been a good idea to miss the first innings.

But yeah, SF Giants fans have thought we’ve seen bad first innings in 2019. In NLDS and ALDS game 5 Braves and now Rays saying “Hold our overpriced stadium beer.”

Interesting to remember, on May 24, 2019, SF Giants had a better record at 22-29, than the Washington Nationals at 19-31.
Baseball is a funny game.

Some GOP Georgia legislators are blaming the bad karma of not giving out foam “Chop On” axes to fans for the Braves game 5 loss in Atlanta yesterday. Yeah, had they given out the axes might Braves pitchers have only given up 7 or 8 in the first inning?

 

Police arrested San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix after he was accused of breaking into a suburban Phoenix home through a doggie dog and was shot with a Taser by the homeowner.  Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected although not known to be a factor. But just guessing that someone might end up subject to “random” drug testing next year.

 

So Eric Trump tonight at daddy’s rally leads a cheer of “Lock Him Up” about Hunter Biden for taking advantage of his father’s position to get ahead….

Why there is no satire.

Give Trump credit, the Twins’ performance in ALDS is already not the most embarrassing thing in Minnesota this week.

 

Pence just contradicted something the whole world heard Trump say on the White House lawn. How long until Donald tries to replace him with Ivanka?

I know it shouldn’t matter but it really bothers me with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein being so destructive to the Democratic party. Like to think that women are smarter.

Giuliani’s henchmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles airport apparently on their way out of the country. One of few times the fact that it takes FOREVER to get to many gates at Dulles turned out to be a good thing.

Rumors that the FBI might have wiretapped Giuliani. But who could believe Rudy would be so dumb as to say anything incriminating on the phone..?
Said no one.

So Rudy and his friends suddenly got a hankering to take off to Austria…. “The hills are alive with the sound of treason…”

And then there were 5

Posted October 9, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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So far this MLB postseason is punctuating the Wild in Wild Card.

 

Seriously, with all the analytics and replay that baseball has, ESPN radio announcers were discussing before the game whether tonight’s umpire’s small strike zone will most help the Dodgers or Nationals.
Uh, there is ONE strike zone, so explain to me again why we can’t have robot umps now?

Okay, this is heretical to admit as an SF Giants fan, but sometimes I actually feel sorry for Clayton Kershaw.

And yes, can’t believe I’m defending Kershaw. But the idea that all pitchers are interchangeable in the postseason regardless of their regular season roles is to my mind yet another travesty to lay at the feet of analytics.

The Atlanta Braves had said before their game 5 today that out of respect to the Cardinals’ Ryan Helsley, who is a member of Cherokee nation, that they would “take several efforts to reduce the Tomahawk Chop during our in-ballpark presentation today.”
None perhaps as effective as allowing 10 runs in the first.

Braves looked so bad Atlanta sports fans were getting PTSD flashbacks to Super Bowl LI.

Lindsey Graham says he is “going to ask my colleagues in the Senate- Republicans- to sign a letter saying we do not believe transcript of the phone call between the president & the Ukraine is an impeachable offense.”
Lindsey’s waiting until someone comes forward with an alleged blow job?

Trump on the Kurds today “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy.”
So not helping us with Normandy will be Trump’s excuse the next time he causes a crisis with Germany?

Donald Trump attacked NBA coaches Steve Kerr and  Gregg Popovich for not speaking out with Hong Kong situation.  Maybe because he feels that unlike himself they have some real power in dealing with China.

Would someone please, on camera, ask Trump why he thinks the extradition issue with China is so important to Hong Kong?

Trump insulted Biden today, claiming with his son Hunter that he “has ripped off at least two countries for millions of dollars.”
Is Donald insulting Joe for not with his family ripping off more countries for billions?

Seriously? Now Jacob Wohl & Jack Burkman are going after Kamala Harris for alleged “sexcapades.” At this point Amy Kobluchar has to feel insulted they haven’t gone after her with a fake toy boy.