The impossible dream?

Okay, tonight there is hope for anyone who has ever dreamed an impossible dream: Bengie Molina hit for the cycle.

To put this in perspective, how likely was it that the slowest man in baseball would hit a single, double, home run and most shocking, triple in the same game? About as likely as Al Gore being accused of sexual harrassment.

There are now rumors that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are shopping a reality show based on their upcoming marriage. This might be the first time that Bristol, Levi, and reality have all been used in the same sentence.

Apparently, however, Bristol and Levi really believe their potential show will be unique, focusing on how difficult it is to have any privacy when a member of your family runs for national office.

Sarah is apparently pretty upset though. Exploiting the Palin family for money is HER job.

Aaron Sorkin apparently is going to make a movie about the rise and fall of John Edwards. No word on the title yet, since “Despicable Me” was already taken.

Another title that’s already been used? “Hair.”

And of course “So You Think You Can Dance… Around the Truth”

Senator John McCain apparently did pretty well in his first debate Friday night against his Republican challenger J.D. Hayworth. Of course, McCain is an experienced veteran with debates, going back to his childhood when he attended the one between Lincoln and Douglas.

How bad were the wind gusts Friday at the British Open? They were thinking of paving the 18th fairway with yellow bricks.

Dwayne Wade defended his friend LeBron James today saying that James “didn’t quit” on Cleveland during the playoffs. “He prefers to think of it as saving his energy for Miami.”

Okay, will someone explain to me how the NBA owners and Commissioner David Stern can claim that the league is losing so much money that they may have to have a player lockout next year. And yet the Golden State Warriors, one of the worst teams in the league, just sold for $450 million.

Steve Jobs claimed in a new conference that the problems with the iPhone 4G are “overhyped.” Really, Steve…Does anyone at Apple really want to complain about “overhype?”

And okay, we all know that as far as sports it’s New York’s country, we just live in it, but get these “Top Stories” from

“Stephen Strasburg smothers Marlins.” (Okay, he threw six shutout innings, allowing only four hits, in a 4-0 win and the bullpen held Florida scoreless for the last three innings.)
“Mets blanked again.” (In this game Barry Zito threw EIGHT shutout innings, with two hits, in a 1-0 game.)

The Beer Pitcher?

In many minor league baseball stadiums, there is a “beer batter.” One player on the visiting team is designated the “beer batcher,” and every time he strikes out, beer is discounted for the next inning.

After watching Brian Wilson of the SF Giants get another of his nail-biter saves, one run lead, gave up a single with two out, then a 3 to 1 count on the next batter before striking him out, maybe we should designate him the “Beer Pitcher.” While he usually comes in after beer sales have closed, how about letting fans save their ticket stubs from games he pitches in, for one discount beer at a future game? It would be well earned.

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2 Comments on “The impossible dream?”

  1. marc ragovin Says:

    Some options regarding Benjie Molina’s triple to earn him the cycle: a) I’ve seen mall walkers move faster; b) I’d like to say that Benjie kicked it into another gear as he approached second base, but Benjie doesnt have gears; c) Benjie kicked it into another gear as he approached second base: its called neutral

    other comments: two thumbs up on the lebron joke

    regarding golden state: there was an article in today NY Times questioning whether steinbrenner was a great businessman or if he just happened to luck out buying into the biggest market when he did. the author noted that in the sports world even bad teams like the clippers make money, so golden state being sold for megamillions maybe isnt such a surprise

    PS: Mets stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i know from Mets stink!

  2. Gary Morton Says:

    The last time anything moved like a Molina it was called an epoch.
    Bristol and Levi on TV? That has to boost Kate’s fate.
    Marc, the Mets are 6 games OVER .500. Try selling that dose of stink in Balt., Pitt. & Sea!

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