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.

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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.

Not so sure things…

Posted October 8, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Am hearing over and over and over how well-rested the Yankees will be in ALCS. Yeah, that worked out so well in the World Series for the 2012 Tigers.

Rays drew 32,251 fans for yesterday’s win against Astros, their largest home crowd of season. To put that in perspective, 12 MLB teams AVERAGED more than 32,000 for the season.

Among those fans had to wonder if Rays flew in Pablo Sandoval to sit in the dugout as an anti-Verlander lucky charm.

Although in Los Angeles, tickets for NLDS game 5 Wednesday night against the National, which will decide who goes to NLCS, are going on Stubhub as low as $42.  Maybe Dodgers fans don’t want to pay that much to be in the stadium for the 3rd through 6th innings?

Trump talking about “a record sell-out crowd at the Target Center.” Which means he probably won’t outdraw the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Wild.

(or maybe even the NBA Lynx.)

Isn’t refusing to cooperate with an impeachment inquiry itself an impeachable offense?

Trump sent Pelosi a letter about impeachment – “Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it.”

Uh, the defendant doesn’t get to set rules for the trial.

Barr now says Congress shouldn’t have gotten the information they needed to investigate Watergate. How long until Trump tweets that Nixon also was the victim of a coup?

Right-wing websites are reporting that Trump has activated U.S. Marine reserves to respond to an “emergency within the United States,” -and might be called upon to defend the White House” from a potential “illegal coup” by the “deep state.”
This would be almost funny if it didn’t seem so completely Trumpian.

 

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is demanding Trump pay security costs of $530,000 to use the city-owned Target Center for his rally, or cancel the event.
Trump is not pleased. Well, it’s not as if he’s left cities holding the bag and not paid in the past….
Oh wait, never mind..

Just for the fun of it, there’s a twitter hashtag game tonight #ImpeachASong.  First two efforts  “Tweet Surrender,” and of course Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Criminal.”

What can Browns not do for you?

Posted October 7, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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You think you’re having a bad day. You could have Baker Mayfield in your fantasy football league.

It’s been a few years since Sergio Romo left SF to sign with the Dodgers. And while Giants fans will always remember him fondly we won’t miss those hanging sliders.

Why I love Jessica Mendoza on ESPN covering baseball. When Max Muncy hit a very high pop fly in the rain, she calls attention to the fact that, maybe because of the weather, he ran it out at full steam, and would have been on 2nd had it dropped.

Redskins fired Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. He was the 5th coach under Dan Snyder, who bought the team before the 1999 season. None of them have had a winning record.
New slogan? “Washington Redskins – a fine-tuned machine owned by a stable genius.”

Now James Harden trying to calm the waters after Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protestors “We apologize. You know, we love China. We love playing there… They show us the most important love.”
Translation, there is no love more important than the love of $$$$.

As NBA genuflects before China and Chinese money who’s in charge of keeping Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr away from reporters?

 

An anonymous “senior” White House official called reporters to deny a media report that Pentagon was “blindsided” by Trump’s Syria pullout.
Waiting for Donald to tweet an attack on the offending network – Fox News.

So who’s going to be Toto and pull the curtain away to expose the “great and unmatched” Wizard of Oz?

Turkish jets have already struck Kurdish targets in northern Syria today. So Donald really has delivered on his birthday president to Vlad.

 

That moment when your QB rating is 13.4 and it’s still higher than your team’s point total.

Well, give Trump credit for some economic stimulus. After Nickelback demanded he take down their song “Photograph” as part of his anti-Biden tweet, Billboard said downloads for the track surged 569%,

Marco Rubio, Jim Jordan and Roy Blunt are now saying Trump telling China to investigate Joe Biden was just a joke.
Right, like “Russia, if you’re listening…”

One bit of good news for the planet today. Reportedly Jared Kushner will lead Trump’s impeachment defense.

 

Trump claimed today his poll numbers went up “17% in the past few days.” Is he talking about a poll of the voices in his head?