Streaking and staging

Posted June 27, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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NY Yankees have now hit home runs in 28 straight games. Well, at least SF Giants have hit home runs in 28 straight weeks.

Kevin Durant declined his $31.5 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent. Even before his injury, Durant was frustrated with the nonstop media attention. Fortunately he won’t have to deal with much of that if he goes to New York.

Now Trump says he’s a big fan of US women’s soccer team. So how come he didn’t mention a thing about Women’s World Cup  until Megan Rapinoe said she wouldn’t go to the “f*cking White House?”

But while sniping back at Megan Rapinoe, Trump invited US women’s soccer team to White House “win or lose.” Maybe he needs an excuse to order a new stash of fast food?

Fox News’ Stuart Varney said Megan Rapinoe should be fired as US Women’s Soccer team captain for criticizing Trump.

Wait until Varney finds out who’s coaching the US Men’s national basketball team… Gregg Popovich.

I miss the times when Kim Kardashian trying to trademark Kimono would have been most outrageous news of the day.

 

Rep. Justin Amash just crossed party lines to vote in favor of authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway.   Gosh. Almost as if he escaped from a cult.

Democratic debates started  tonight. Talk about crowded. There will be almost a total of almost as many people on stage as women who have accused Trump of sexual assault.

One thing for sure, no matter who you like in Democratic Debates – nobody likes insurance companies.

So if we don’t give a few of these guys a rose can we put them in a limo and send them home?

One debate takeaway – men shout a lot.

Kobluchar chided Inslee about reproductive rights, Gabbard corrected Ryan about 9-11. Men interrupted a lot. But on the whole, a debate without attacks and petty insults. What a concept.

 

“I don’t think we should conduct foreign policy in our bathrobe at five in the morning.” For that alone I will donate to Amy Klobuchar

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Cap and trade

Posted June 25, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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The way SF Giants are going, it probably makes sense for them to trade Madison Bumgarner. But damn if/when they do I am going to miss him. Especially his at-bats.

NBA basketball is becoming the favorite sport for many Americans.  But a Canadian team won the Championship,   and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is from Greece.   In addition Luka Doncic , Rookie of the Year, is from Slovenia, Rudy Gobert, Defense Player of the year is French, and Pascal Siakam, Most Improved Player, is from Cameroon.

 

 

From Marc Ragovin   -“The NBA has fined the NY Knicks for barring a disfavored beat reporter from a recent press conference. Lemme get this straight: they won’t allow the guy to cover the team? He should be paying them.”

Raptors President Masai Ujiri says he’s staying in Toronto.
“I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is very important. My kids are Canadians.”
And maybe it doesn’t matter, but he didn’t add, “and they don’t try to arrest me for joining the team floor celebration.”

As a former waitress I can say it wasn’t professional for a restaurant employee to spit on Eric Trump. Also as a former waitress I can say he’s lucky the employee spit on him and not in his food.

As media basically ignores Jean Carroll story your reminder that same media made it front page news when a woman said Joe Biden put his hands on her shoulders and smelled her hair.

Have to assume there are many more silent women Trump has sexually assaulted. If any of them look like Ivanka, i.e, his type, now might be the best time to come forward.

Trump on family separation, it was Obama’s policy  –  “I was the one who ended it.”  Sound familiar?   In 2016 also Donald Trump –  “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.  I finished it.”

 

I’m not particularly religious. But if you have read Matthew 19:14, and still support Trump Camps, I don’t believe you can call yourself a Christian. Period.

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heave

Closer to goal-ed

Posted June 24, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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US women’s team advances today against Spain 2-1 with both goals scored on penalty kicks – the second especially controversial.

Guess this is equality. We can now add Women’s World Cup 2019 to list of events where officials are part of the story.

 

NY Knicks got fined by NBA for not giving New York Daily News access tor post-draft news conference. Apparently ownership doesn’t like what Daily News writes about them. So are Knicks trying to become favorite NBA team of Donald Trump?

SF Giants are allowing Season Ticket Members to enter early on Friday to watch batting practice. Why, to give the team tips why it’s not working?

Or as another friend says “for tryouts?”

Well, even  though Drew Pomeranz got the 2-0 loss for SF Giants , who had him having a better night on the mound than Clayton Kershaw?   (Kershaw gave up 4 runs in first two innings, including a home run to Zack Greinke.)

 

Bo Jackson was trending  today.   Twitter really needs a “they’re not dead” emoji when  celebrities start trending.

Not sure how I feel about reparations. But Bill O’Reilly today on the possibility.  It “reinforces the radical belief that the United States was founded by racist white men who installed a system whereby white guys would run everything and blacks, women and others would be exploited.” When he’s right, he’s right.

 

A friend reminded me today that Anne Frank didn’t die in the gas chambers; she died of typhus, from conditions in the camps.

Trump is writing love letters to Kim Jong Un? Guessing he didn’t even write love letters when he was dating his wives.

So if Iran offered THE EXACT DEAL that Obama negotiated but offered to put Trump’s name on it….pretty sure Donald would sign and declare victory.

Guessing Jean Carroll and other Trump accusers would be happy to take a lie-detector test and settle this “He said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said…” controversy. How about Donald Trump?


And Trump says Carroll “wasn’t his type.”     What happens when a woman next accuses him who looks like Ivanka?

Not-So-Amazing

Posted June 23, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Okay SF Giants  fans, it could be worse ” – from ESPN NY Mets apologized after manager Mickey Callaway shouted profanities at a Newsday reporter in clubhouse Sunday & starting pitcher Jason Vargas challenged the reporter to a fight & had to be restrained from going after him.”

 

A woman is apparently okay after being hit by a foul ball in first inning of Rockies-Dodgers game today in Los Angeles.
Shocking…. there are fans in the Dodger Stadium stands in the first inning?

Meanwhile, in St Louis,  Angels had a 6-0 lead with no one on and two outs, two strikes in bottom of the ninth, and ended up winning 6-4 with the winning run at the plate.  Who did they think they were, the Nationals?

After LaVar Ball’s latest inappropriate comments ESPN says they have no plans to have him back. Gosh we’ll really miss him said nobody.

 

Joe Sestak becomes 25th contender to join the Democratic presidential primary.  Because what this race really needed was another white man.

 

Can you imagine what would happen if Democrats brought all the women who had accused Donald Trump of sexual assault to a debate? Besides the fire marshal complaining about over-capacity?

But seriously, if a woman accused Trump of rape and had a stained dress with his DNA on it, GOP would be screaming about “fake lab reports.”

Open reminder to Americans of both parties: As Trump tries to make immigration a Democratic problem, the Republicans controlled the Senate and House for two years and did nothing.

So how many big Trump donors called Donald in a panic thinking that ICE might arrest their employees Sunday?

Not sure what taxpayer cost would be to buy soap and toothbrushes for migrant children held in Trump’s camps. But guessing it’s probably less than cost of a weekend’s rental of a golf cart at one of his resorts.

Forever Giant?

Posted June 21, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Well, the Alex Dickerson era in SF is starting well

Meanwhile, in Oakland, A’s starter Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games for PEDs.   Montas stated -“I unfortunately and unknowingly ingested a contaminated supplement that I had purchased over the counter at a nutrition store here in the United States.”
Uh, if you play major league sports in US, especially at current salaries, why would you ingest so much as a cough drop over-the-counter without asking team doctors?

Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3. So are they playing pre-season football concurrently with College World Series or what?

As a San Antonio Spurs fan got to love these  two “NBA experts”  draft pick descriptions

1.”the G-League will probably be his mainstay….this one is a bit of a head-scratcher. Grade: D
2. “Leave it to the Spurs to get one of the best second round steals “Grade: A

And here’s the capper. These two experts are talking about the same pick.

But meanwhile newly drafted Quinndary Weatherspoon might have one of the best NBA player names ever.

 

Clarence Thomas is to other black people, as Phyllis Schlafly was to other women.

Does anyone really think that Trump, who has eliminated safety regulations for workplaces, food, water, air and even nuclear facilities, would have stepped back from brink of war because 150 people would have died?

Of course, if he did start a war it probably would have meant cancelling this weekend’s golf games. #priorities.

Trump seems so focused on getting a Nobel Peace Prize? Could we offer him one for resigning?

 

What do you give a woman who already has a lifetime supply of burnt facts for her eyeliner? A bottle of crocodile tears for moisturizer?

Serious age and treachery

Posted June 20, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Mets will name 82-yr-old Phil Regan as their new pitching coach. Makes a certain amount of sense, to be Mets pitching coach this year you need a short memory.

(as my friend Lee Rubin says “well, that walk to the mound should give the relievers plenty of time to get warmed up.)

 

All snark aside, Zion Williamson seems like a very nice young man.

Rumors today that Kawhi Leonard might be interested in signing with the Knicks. Probably fake news, but if so would have to figure maybe Leonard took advantage of certain liberal Canadian “smoking” laws.

In 2019, NFL coaches will be able to challenge pass interference calls or no-calls up until the two-minute warning of either half. In the final two minutes of each half and in overtime, on-site replay officials will be responsible for stopping the game to review pass interference, as they are for all other reviewable plays.
Well Saints be praised.

San Francisco is getting its second Four Seasons next year. Well, that ought to help with the city’s image of becoming just a place for rich people.

A Taco Bell hotel is opening in Palm Springs this summer. I hope they have good plumbing.

Wait a minute, GOP is attacking Hunter Biden because of a messy personal life and business deals in countries his father has visited? And once again The Onion is going “We give up.”

NY Times asked Democratic candidates their favorite comfort food. Kamala Harris said “french fries”, Amy Klobluchar – “baked potato,” Elizabeth Warren – ‘chips and guacamole.”
Kirsten Gillebrand – “whiskey.”
Have never liked Senator Gillebrand more.

Okay maybe, it’s sexist, but anyone but me surprised none of the women running for President said their favorite comfort food was chocolate?

Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to announce that she is “open” to decriminalizing sex work.
Republicans on the other hand still view prostitution like abortion – only acceptable if you can sneakily pay for it.

Trump “Iran made a big mistake This drone was in international waters clearly, we have it all, it’s documented scientifically, not just words.”
Wait, I thought Trump didn’t believe in science?

Who knew saber rattling would have consequences. “Given current events in Iran, United Airlines has conducted a thorough safety and security review of our India service through Iranian airspace and decided to suspend our service between New York/Newark and Mumbai beginning this evening.”
#WagTheDog #WagThePersianCat

Watching Trump play “chicken” war games with Iraq makes me wish he’d start spending more time on the golf course.

Heck to pay.

Posted June 20, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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With a broken nose and a black eye, Max Scherzer pitched 7 shutout innings to help lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Phillies.   Yeah, baseball players are SO soft….

 

If there’s a silver lining to SF Giants season it’s that the player they didn’t end up giving $300 million to is hitting .243 in Philadelphia.

 

While relationship between James Harden and Chris Paul has been called everything from “difficult” to “unsalvageable,” the Rockets are looking at adding temperamental star Jimmy Butler.
Would that make Houston the first NBA team with thermonuclear capability?

Prosecutor in Dominican Republic said gunman who shot David Ortiz was supposed to kill another man but misidentified Big Papi as the intended victim. Good thing his shooting accuracy was off too.

Rush Limbaugh says AOC may be addicted to attention with some of the things she says “I think she’s just having fun watching people blow up.”
Again, some statements don’t even need a punchline.

Joe Biden dropped in at Stonewall Inn last night and bought patrons a round of drinks.
And unlike the Trump kids, he probably paid the bill too.

Donald Trump last night -US “air and water are the cleanest they’ve ever been.”
Today EPA got rid of Obama rule limiting carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants –which they admit will result in 1,400 more premature deaths by 2030.
Trump doesn’t need to stand in the middle of 5th Avenue to kill people

Trump said his administration is “close to” curing cancer. Yep. As close to curing cancer as he is to releasing his tax returns.

Trump is tweeting repeatedly about “acid washed” in connection with Hillary’s emails. How did he get so obsessed with the phrase “acid-washed.” Does it have something to do with Ivanka’s jeans?

 

From Washington Post today “here is something else worth noting. The top women running in the Democratic primary have something many of the male contenders lack: a perfect electoral record. Warren and her Senate colleagues Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala D. Harris and Amy Klobuchar have emerged the winner in every race they’ve undertaken.”