Archive for July 2019

He’s still here.

July 31, 2019

Double happiness for SF Giants fans at trade deadline. 1. MadBum stays 2. If, as is likely, Giants do not make World Series, at least the Dodgers and Yankees didn’t get any superstars.

After his tantrum this weekend, Trevor Bauer was traded from the Indians to the Reds.  Well, life should be easier in Cincinnati.  Heck, even on a tired arm day, he could throw a ball into center field at Great American Ballpark.

Astros starting pitching for postseason. Verlander, Greinke, Cole. #WOW

And, who could possibly beat #1 starter Justin Verlander in the postseason, well, except Pablo Sandoval.  And anyone seen Barry Zito lately.

 

Playing national anthem as part of a 15 minute prequel for Democratic Debate with limited time might not have been stupidest idea CNN has had all month, but it ranks in top 10.

Marianne Williamson got praise for saying that Flint water crisis wouldn’t happen where she lives in Grosse Pointe. Uh, I could stand on stage and say Flint water crisis wouldn’t happen in Palo Alto where I live either. But it doesn’t qualify me to run for President.

Give De Blasio credit.  How many people think they can be elected President when it’s not even sure they could be re-elected Mayor.

Democrats are good tonight at accusing each other of not telling the truth. Wish GOP elected officials were 1/10th as good at doing the same with Donald Trump.

Trump once again tweets positive words about Eddie Gallagher but has never mentioned the name of Stephen Romero – the six-year-old boy murdered by a White Supremacist teenager in Gilroy.

Ding ding ding. “What do we have for the winner, Johnny?”   Pete Buttigieg said GOP would call Dems “crazy socialists” no matter what they said or do. And less than 24 hours later, Trump fundraising email “The 2020 Democratic Primary has turned into a complete SOCIALIST CIRCUS.”

 

A church in Baltimore kicked Ben Carson off their property  when he showed up to defend Trump’s attacks.  Well that’s one less rat infesting the city..

Trading places?

July 30, 2019

MLB trade deadline eve. When depending how players feel about their teams, a late-night phone call will be as welcome as a call from their latest crush or their ex?

 

 

Not sure who will benefit more by trade of Yasiel Puig to Indians and Trevor Bauer to Reds. But at least neither team needs to fire their anger management counselor.

 

Ouch, I know a lot of fans think they have worst bullpen in baseball. But this from ESPN – “The Cubs are the only team in baseball to hold a lead in all their games since the all-star break but they’re just 9-7 in those contests, including a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.”

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns in order to have their name on California ballot.
Well, this ought to get a mature and dignified response from Donald Trump.

Focusing on 15 second answers to tough questions is part of how we got President Trump.

Picking a President based on 15 second answers makes as much sense as picking a spouse based on a half-dozen dates.

Amy Klobuchar mentions 6-year-old Gilroy shooting victim Stephen Romero’s name in her very limited Democratic Debate time.  More than Trump has done in probably 200 tweets since the shooting.

Actually crickets now from Trump on mentioning names of any Gilroy victims, all young people of color. So I guess you only get to be an “Angel Mom” if you’re white and your child is killed by an immigrant?

“It is time to stop worrying about what the Republicans say.” Pete Buttigieg.   He is right, Trump probably already has the “crazy socialists” fundraising email ready.

So Trump decided not to tweet tonight and had Donnie Jr do it for him – “I think Marianne Williamson is actually winning this thing.” Maybe Jr. is not willing to concede to Eric the title of “dumbest son.”

Seriously this all does feel a bit like the first rounds of American Idol/The Voice or Bachelor/Bachelorette. Just too many people really to focus in on a favorite.

At least Admiral Stockdale had the grace to say “who am I, why I am here?”

I am seriously tired of white men shouting tonight.

Goals?

July 29, 2019

Recently traded pitcher Marcus Stroman, “I know that New York is obsessed with winning, and that’s how I am. So I’m excited to kind of have that pressure behind me each and every start.”
Stroman DOES know he was traded to the Mets, right?

Anthony Davis says he’s going to keep chasing an NBA title “until I succeed at it.”  Isn’t that how dogs feel about chasing cars?

Alabama has announced a 2024-2025 home-and-home football series with Wisconsin.  What, the “Little Sisters of the Poor” weren’t available?

 

 

Trump as he signs the 9-11 victims compensation bill that he didn’t lift a finger to fight for. (thank you Jon Stewart), “I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder. But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you.”
Ignorant f*ckmuppet seems too kind.

What Trump REALLY did on 9-11 – a radio interview, where he talked about his building, 40 Wall Street.
“40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest—and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest.”

 

Come on, don’t we all know Trump rushed to Ground Zero as soon as he finished helping victims of the Bowling Green Massacre?

 

Capital One data breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the US. Well, unfortunately now everyone knows what’s in your wallet.

Rand Paul is offering to buy Ilhan Omar a ticket to visit her home country of Somalia “to learn to be more grateful for living in the United States.” Wonder how often Paul flies and drives to spend time in parts of Kentucky, the 5th poorest state in US, to make him more grateful for living in Washington DC?

A white teenager kills three people including a six-year old boy and a thirteen-year old girl, along with a 20 year old African American man.

If the killer were Hispanic, especially an immigrant ,and victims were white, Trump would have already sent a dozen tweets,  eulogizing the victims and railing loudly about the need for speed in building his wall.

How many more?

July 28, 2019

 

When it’s 3 days before MLB trade deadline and your son says after a nice dinner out without phones, “mom, before you go back on twitter there’s something you should know… ” the WORST should be your favorite player being traded. Not yet another mass shooting,.

GOP was retweeting a doctored video of Ilhan Omar talking about profiling white men. But seriously, maybe we SHOULD start profiling white men. 

 

And seriously, really sucks when you have a friend go to a food festival where she posts complaining about the heat, and then “active shooter…” and then nothing.  And then you’re thrilled to hear she’s okay, but also realize that means at least 3 other people’s friends and family are NOT getting good news.

 

And now back to snark because if we stop laughing the bad guys win…

Trevor Bauer, upset that he had blown a lead today, to the Royals, threw the baseball from mound over the center-field fence at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. Shame for Indians he didn’t throw that well to batters.

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to Mets. Well, maybe this is first part of multi-team trade. Or it’s the baseball equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Meanwhile, as SF Giants win again….  how can you break up a team that decides to all dress like a now aging utility infielder….

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pandastyle

 

Now it’s Dan Coats reportedly leaving. Makes sad sense, for Trump “national intelligence” is an oxymoron.

Ever get that sense Trump wakes up some mornings and just thinks “what can I do for a new disgusting low?” #Baltimore

As Trump attacks the American cities of Baltimore and San Francisco, remember, this is the same man who said “if you don’t love our country, leave.” So when is he packing?

 

At this point thinking seriously that Democrats best campaign slogan in 2020 might be simply “We are better than this!”

Extra extra.

July 27, 2019

SF Giants have won 6 games in extra-innings in a 10 game span.

At this point, it’s not just worrying about the wild card, it’s worrying about employee labor law violations.

Whatever happens this season for SF Giants, don’t tell me they haven’t captured at least a little bit of voodoo magic.

 

Pablo Sandoval in post-game interview, after his game winning home run, said the most impressive thing he saw tonight was the fan who caught that same home run ball bare-handed with a baby in his other arm.

And some still wonder why Giants fans embrace prodigal Panda.

Orioles’ Stevie Wilkerson last night pitched the 16th inning and first position player EVER to record a save. His average velocity, 54.3 MPH. And somewhere Jamie Moyer is thinking of un-retiring.

Apparently a balcony at a South Korean nightclub collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including athletes competing at the world swimming championships.   Sounds awful. But this is the ESPN headline?   Seriously?

“American athletes hurt in Korea balcony collapse.”

As Trump rants about A$AP Rocky, wonder what he’d do if a European leader attacked him about ICE locking up an American-born teenager for 22 days

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is apparently splitting from her second husband. Does that make her closer to Presidential?

President Trump tweets ‘big VICTORY’ after Supreme Court grants $2.5 billion to continue with border wall.
So how is a victory when SCOTUS says US can spent that much taxpayer money on something Mexico is paying for?

Got to love it, the stable genius is attacking Apple this morning on Twitter, from his iPhone

And the hits just keep on coming.

July 25, 2019

19-3 Boston over NY tonight. Did the Patriots and Jets play a pre-season game and not warn us?

Tanaka allowed 12 runs in 4 innings against the Red Sox.  6 days before the trade deadline.   And just guessing the price went up for the Yankees asking for starting pitching.

 

Ezekiel Elliott, who already was suspended in 2017 for domestic violence and just avoided suspension for an incident this year involving hitting a security guard, wasn’t on Cowboys plane to California for training camp, fueling rumors he might sit out for a contract extension.
Can’t imagine why people don’t root for Zeke and Dallas.

Guess we shouldn’t be surprised that some in a country that elected a reality show President are disappointed we didn’t get an “action-hero” Special Counsel performance.

Airline logic at its best. Two days ago, United advised passengers that flight 28 from Singapore to SF yesterday at 9p would be delayed 11 hours until 8a this morning, because of a delayed flight FROM SF and mandatory 48 hour pilot rest time.
Okay, at least folks had time to plan. But as they board today at 730a business class passengers are handed… a DINNER menu. Because the flight was supposed to leave at 9pm and a dinner flight is a dinner flight….

There will be a new Lifetime movie this fall – “College Admissions Scandal.” So will Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin star in it if they can get bail?

Jeffrey Epstein was found “injured,” in jail, either from a possible attack or suicide attempt?  If you used to watch “24,” remember all the times CTU had a REALLY valuable witness or prisoner who could implicate others and save the country, but unbelievable carelessness let something happen to them? 

Don’t know a lot of details about the latest mass shooter, who killed four people in the San Fernando Valley. But we do know he’s not an undocumented immigrant or Trump would already be tweeting about it.

Trump tweets that Sweden has “let our African American community down.” Of course, Donald thinks “our African American community” is Kanye West, Herman Cain, Ben Carson and Diamond and Silk.”

As Trump demands Swedish government intercede on behalf of an American visitor accused of a crime, have to wonder how Donald would feel if a Mexican musician was arrested here and Mexico’s President demanded HE be released?

Serious congratulations to anyone prescient enough to have had Sweden in Trump Insult Bingo.

Elite company?

July 24, 2019

Kawhi Leonard today about Paul George “This is probably the first time I’m playing with someone with elite level talent.” Tim Duncan says “Hi.”

Dear SF Giants    Rebuild if you must but do not trade Madison Bumgarner.   The man is a treasure who should never wear another uniform. That is all. Thank you.

Meanwhile Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis demanding a trade from New Orleans Pelicans was “bad for the league.”   Have to wonder how he’d feel if Davis had asked to be traded to the Warriors?

 

jerry McGuire, the sequel?   A young boy was briefly hospitalized after taking a ride on a baggage conveyor belt at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport for several minutes before falling off.

The carousel belonged to Spirit Airlines, wonder if they charged his mother for a ride fee?

Bill Sanderson,  59, a married and anti-LGBTQ Tennessee lawmaker resigned today for “family reasons,” just as rumors emerged alleging he was looking for college age young men.  Those GOP closets are going to be shut down by the fire marshal for overcrowding. overcrowding.cov

 

Evacuations and a state of emergency have been declared for the Museum Fire near Flagstaff, Arizona. Waiting for Trump to say the state should rake their cacti.

Trump tweet upon hearing conclusion of Mueller hearings: “TRUTH IS A FORCE OF NATURE!” Uh, seriously what does he know about “truth” or “nature?”

Pretty sure at this point GOP members of Congress would also use “witch hunt” to describe Watergate.

Big parties in streets of Puerto Rico after governor Ricardo Rossello resigns. So who’s with me on suggesting to Trump that he could have bigger parties, HUGE, for his own resignation?

If Mueller came out today and flat out said “Yes, if he weren’t President we would have indicted Trump,” Fox News and GOP would say it just meant former FBI director is really a Democrat.

 

One criticism directed by some at Mueller, 74, today is that he seemed “doddering,” and he had aged immensely in past few years. So do the same folks realize Trump will be 74 next June?

After midnight

July 24, 2019

If SF Giants weren’t doing this regularly after midnight, or 1am, or 2am, on the East Coast they’d be the biggest story in sports.

On trade talk. “I don’t care about that. Nobody in here cares about it . We’re trying to win games, we are winning games and that’s all that matters is us. That other stuff’s just noise.”  Madison Bumgarner.

 

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, they’ve announced at least $100 million renovation of Dodger Stadium this off-season.  They’re not saying how much this will affect stadium prices but reports are beer may be offered on the installment plan.

 

Forever 21 apparently gives free samples in online orders. And apparently some plus-sized clothing orders included Free Atkins diet bars. Forget firing whoever okayed this for body-shaming, fire them for stupidity.

The Rolling Stones are trying to eliminate single-use cups at their concerts. But really at their age, shouldn’t all drinks be served in sippy cups?

Tulsi Gabbard said in a Fox Sports Radio interview today that Kamala Harris “is not qualified to serve as commander in chief.” Some statements don’t even need a punchline.

Rand Paul and Mike Lee were the only two senators who voted today against reauthorizing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Well at least Lee and Paul are also campaigning tirelessly to stop Trump’s extravagant rallies and golf weekends. Oh wait. Never mind.

Can bartenders start calling Stoli and orange juice a “Donald Trump” – an Orange Russian?

 

Suspect has been arrested in the murder of a beautiful blonde Ole Miss student this weekend. We already know he’s a white American since Trump hasn’t tweeted about it.

After he said the country could be “wiped off the face of the earth, Afghanistan has demanded USA clarify remarks made by Donald Trump, Nice try, Americans know Trump won’t even clarify remarks he makes about the US itself.

For someone who claimed Mueller Report was “total exoneration”  Trump sure seems triggered by the Mueller Hearing.

 

Let’s be real. If Mueller says FBI had a signed contract and video showing Trump and Putin agreeing to fix election, Trump cult members would say it was for our own good and Hillary should still be locked up. 

Smoke and fog and mirrors

July 22, 2019

Officially the best team in baseball since June 1. Just as all SF Giants fans expected.

 

Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos isn’t happy with Comerica Park. “This park’s a joke. It’s to the point where, how are we going to be compared to the rest of the people in the league for power numbers, OPS, slugging and all this stuff when we got a yard out here that’s 420 feet straight across in center field?”
Guessing Castellanos is never EVER signing with SF Giants.

One of the truly bizarre little side stories of SF Giants recent run, Mike Yastrzemski, who has 9 home runs including yesterday’s game winner, was DFA’ed this year…. by the ORIOLES.

 

One reporter from the Daily Beast wrote an admittedly stupid (IMHO) piece attacking Mariano Rivera for his “far-right” views, and Fox is going non-linear.
I missed their free-speech defense when many on their own network and other conservative writers attacked Megan Rapinoe.

(or as a friend says “any black football player.”)

So “Michael Bennett” is trending and it’s the Falcons football player, who was injured, not the Democratic Presidential candidate, who has not dropped out.  Guessing most Americans wouldn’t recognize either one.

Tim Duncan has joined the Spurs coaching staff.  (Yeah!)   So someone has told him this will require actual occasional talking?

My son points out that Becky Hammon is now the top assistant Spurs coach and 1st in line to take over if Popovich gets ejected.   He figures Pop does it during a nationally televised game some time this year to make history.

So as ICE now will try to circumvent courts and deport immigrants without a hearing perhaps they should raid known employment offenders like European model agencies?

Trump says he could wipe Afghanistan off face of the Earth but doesn’t want to kill 10,000,000 people.
Besides, by ignoring opioids, guns, safety regulations & climate change, not to mention taking away healthcare, he can kill that many people right here at home.

Searching for…?

July 21, 2019

Conner Menez throws 5 strong innings and Zack Green gets 2 hits plus RBI in their Major League debuts; rookie Mike Yastrzemski wins game with walk-off home run. So explain to me why SF Giants need to trade for prospects?

 

Whatever happens this season, at least the 2019 SF Giants are fun again.

Someone at Bleacher Report came up with a “Top 25 QBs of all Time,” and not only had  Alex Smith at #25, they had Aaron Rodgers at #18 just ahead of Tony Romo at #19 and  Kurt Warner at #10 ahead of Drew Brees #11. Who came up with this list?  And were they also officiating the 2019 NFC Championship?

Former LSU football player Matt Branch lost his leg last year in a freak hunting accident when his dog jumped on his gun causing it to discharge.  Now apparently he’s going to go hunting again.  Thinking as long as Branch has a gun  it’s not a fair fight even if what he hunts has all its legs.

KC Chiefs star WR Tyreek Hill in 2014 pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation for hitting and choking his pregnant girlfriend. In March 2019 he was accused of battery again, against his 4 year old son, and was heard in a recording saying “You need to be terrified of me, too, dumb b— ”
NFL announced Sunday Hill would not be suspended . Yet again, the league policy for stars ” At least 7 strikes until you’re out.”

Whether or not they agree with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard who criticized Trump over the Send Her Back chants, shouldn’t conservatives be defending his right to free speech?

So as a liberal hearing all the “if you don’t like it leave” comments from Trumpers, I have a question. What country did you like best when you left during the Obama presidency?

Trump’s racist misogynist tweet about the 4 congresswomen who upset him so much “They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation! Once again, Freud NAILS projection.

And Boris Johnson joined the chorus of European leaders condemning Trump’s racist comments.  Uh oh, another bromance bites the dust.

 

Liz Cheney says send her back” chant against Ilhan Omar was inappropriate but claims “This isn’t about race. It’s not about gender. It’s not about religion” Right, like Liz’s refusal to denounce anti-Obama birthers wasn’t about any of those things either.

So if your most extreme members most accurately represent your party that must mean the entire GOP is against funding 9-11 First Responders Compensation Fund because Rand Paul blocked it.

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July 19, 2019

 

MLB’s Jon Heyman said Giants have “pulled back” on trade talks for Madbum to the Yankees. Now, of course I’d love to see SF get the wild card, but if this streak keeps Bumgarner out of pinstripes I will be happy.

I know that’s not how official scoring works but for nine innings of 1 run ball Madison Bumgarner really should have gotten last night’s SF Giants 16 inning win.

 


SF Giants scored 11 runs on Wednesday,  NY Mets scored 14.  Since then Giants have scored 4,  Mets 2,  In two games.

After missing the cut in the British Open, Tiger Woods says “I just want to go home.”  Along no doubt with many fans who flew over and bought tickets just to watch him and stars like Rory McIlroy play.

James Harden says he’s going to work on a new move “It’s gonna look like a travel but it’s not”
So why will it not be a travel? Because Harden says so?

And somewhere Michael Jordan is just giggling.

 

Okay, seriously, if you asked those MAGAers chanting “send her home” what an “anti-Semite” was, what percentage of them do you think could correctly answer?

Trump administration apparently is revising the citizenship test. No word on exactly what changes are. My question – could Donald himself pass it?

You think you’re having a bad day. Imagine being the Prime Minister of Sweden awaiting a call from Donald Trump trying to get Kanye West’s friend out of jail.

Beam me up Scotty…. Now I got the email from Trump campaign manager. “I’m so over paper straws, and I’m sure you are too. Much like most liberal ideas, paper straws don’t work and they fall apart instantly.
That’s why we just launched our latest product – Official Trump Straws.
Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink.
Trump Straws are custom made with the Official Trump Logo, recyclable and reusable, and, as always, 100% MADE IN AMERICA.
Get your Official Trump Straws TODAY to show liberals that you won’t let their overregulation ruin your beverage consumption experience any longer.”

Power outage?

July 18, 2019

Great pitching from SF Giants tonight, but on the first day back from road trip have to ask –  Did the airline lose their bats?

Madison Bumgarner threw nine innings today for SF Giants. That SHOULD count as a complete game.

Jim Harbaugh – “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he’s been.”

Uh, whether or not you like Harbaugh, he’s right.

T.S. Eliot is listed in the credits for “Cats” movie. Bringing to mind another of his quotes. – “Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.”

Florida headline of the day. Five guys were arrested after a fist fight at…wait for it, Five Guys.
If only they were armed.

Top Gun 2 trailer is out. Now Maverick is riding into the danger zone with his left blinker on.

The shocking thing about Jeffrey Epstein being denied bail is not that he deserves to stay in prison, but that as rich and well-connected as he is, the judge did the right thing.

Trump campaign selling “Trump Straws – Pack of 10
$15.00 “Liberal paper straws don’t work. STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today. Reusable & Recyclable Made in USA”
Happened to check Ebay, 200 recyclable plastic straws for $5.59.
Trump claims liberals think his supporters are stupid. He’s the one who acts like they are.

Not saying Trump supporters are clueless but they’d chant “Send her Back” about Pocahontas.

Trump nominates Gene Scalia, son of former Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia, as his new Secretary of Labor. But remind me again of all those who didn’t vote for Hillary because they were tired of a few families running things in Washington?

Trump’s EPA today ruled to keep using chlorpyrifos, a pesticide previously banned by Obama administration because of studies showing it damages the brains of fetuses and children.
Must not make “brain damage” equals future GOP voter jokes….

Lindsey Graham – “if you’re a Somali refugee wearing a MAGA cap, [Trump] doesn’t want to send you back”
So you mean all immigrants need to get asylum at the border is to show up wearing MAGA hats?

Buyers and sellers

July 17, 2019

Apparently Oklahoma City Thunder are having a hard time trading Chris Paul. And who’d a thunk teams might not be willing to take on a 34 year old injury-prone point guard with a remaining 3 year, $124 million contract?

Maddest fans about SF Giants hot streak over the last 6 weeks are probably not those of the teams they have passed in the Wild Card hunt, but those who were planning on picking up top players at fire sale prices.

As fans now debate if SF Giants should trade Madison Bumgarner looks like they might be adding a very good pitcher next month – Johnny Cueto close to making a rehab start.

 Apparently Big Baller brand merchandise was available at a Los Angeles volleyball tournament at drastically reduced prices, starting at $5 for an $50 t-shirt, leading to speculation that Lavar Ball’s promotional empire might be crumbling.

“That’s so sad,” said nobody.

Eric Trump says “95% of Americans agree with my father.”
Uh, Eric, I’m not sure 95% of Americans agree on anything. Except maybe that Hannah was right to dump Luke in the Bachelorette. And that you are definitely the stupid one.

After playing golf this week with Trump, Rand Paul just blocked a vote on extending fund for 9/11 first responders because he said it would add to US debt.
Where’s the GoFundMe page for legal expenses for Rand Paul’s neighbor?

So how many medical bills for 9/11 first responders could we have covered for the cost of Donald Trump’s 4th of July masturbatory fantasy? Asking for a country.

Trump today at his Carolina hate rally. about  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  – “I don’t have time to go with three different names. We’ll call her Cortez. Too much time. Takes too much time.”

Translation, he can’t even REMEMBER her name. And how hard is it to remember AOC anyway?

Now self-described good Christian and bible-lover Trump has retweeted John Kennedy’s calling congresswomen the “four horsewomen of the Apocalypse.” So can some reporter just ask him his interpretation of the original biblical reference?

Based on last few days guessing Trump hard-core supporters will be unhappy with USA electing a Democrat in 2020 and want to leave. So which countries might accept them as refugees?

Giant attitude?

July 16, 2019

Yeah, it’s a REALLY big long shot, I get it. But when a team gets to within 3 other teams and 3 games of the wild card….

Are some Mets fans also saying “So you’re saying there’s a chance?”

 

You know the wild card insanity is reaching the edge of reality when you see Phillies beat Dodgers with 9th inning walkoff and as SF fan you have to think, okay, great, but Philadelphia is a more realistic target….

 

Kevin Durant now says he was sold on the Nets’ “system.” Right a system that has produced so many winning teams in the past?

WNBA suspended Los Angeles’ Sparks’ Riquna Williams for 10 games as a result of a domestic violence incident involving her ex-girlfriend in December. This is not the equality women’s sports really wanted.

Congratulation to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ has 20 Emmy nominations. The most for any show without a high body count.

Since John Paul Stevens criticized Trump imagine we won’t be hearing any condolences from the White House.

Nancy Pelosi quoted a former Democratic president today: “If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.” Oh wait, my bad, the quote is accurate. But it’s from Ronald Reagan.

Who’d a thunk we’d miss George H.W.Bush talking about his grandchildren, “the little brown ones?”

Trump tweets “I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! ” True. Not a Racist bone.  More like 206 of them.

We know Trump isn’t racist because he’s also told former rival Ted Cruz to go back to Canada, and Marco Rubio to go back to Cuba. Oh wait, never mind.

Mitch McConnell sidestepped question on how he would feel if someone told his wife Elaine Chao to go back to Taiwan; it barely made news cycle I’m old enough to remember Michael Dukakis maybe losing election over mishandling death penalty question on if his wife were murdered.

If there are pictures of Trump with an under-age girl in Epstein’s safe how many Republicans will vote to condemn him?

Who is this team?

July 16, 2019

So what’s odder, SF Giants winning the first game of a doubleheader at Coors Field 19-2

Or them winning the nightcap 2-1?

The second game of SF Giants Colorado Rockies double header was delayed. No reason given but perhaps scorekeeper from game one was still recovering from exhaustion?

Before today, Brandon Crawford had 30 RBI’s for the season. Today he had 9.

Of 15 teams in the NL, over 90 games in, all but 2 are now within 5 games of .500

 

Meanwhile, in the AL, the Yankees, Twins and Astros, at 59, 58, and 59 wins, all have more wins than the Orioles and Tigers combined.

The Memphis Grizzlies won the NBA summer league championship. So will they raise a banner?

 

Warriors GM Bob Myers said Monday that his team did not acquire D’Angelo Russell just to flip him in another trade.  Possible translation – no one’s offered us enough for him yet?

 

That moment you turn on The Bachelorette  for a while because it’s less absurd than the news.

Trump ” All I’m saying, they want to leave, they can leave.” Would he say the same to his MAGA base when a Democrat wins in 2020?

Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short said Trump’s tweets about four U.S. congresswomen were not racist because Donald has an ”Asian woman of color in his Cabinet” (Elaine Chao) And how many Asians are being rounded up for deportation?

Just a note. Of the four progressive Democratic congresswomen who held a press conference responding to Trump’s tweets and lies today, more of them were born in the US than Donald’s three wives.

GOP Rep. James Comer: “Personally, I don’t criticize other members of Congress on Twitter. I wish the president would not do that. But that’s his style, and he’s going to continue to do that.”
Excuse me – Pink hair is a style. A spray tan is a style. Being a racist flaming a**hole is not a “style.”

 

Can we tell MAGAers there’s a Trump rally at Area 51?

Holding serve.

July 14, 2019
SF Giants since June 1 have been one of best teams in Major League Baseball.  Now let’s see how they do playing whatever game it’s called at Coors Field.
Major power outage last night in New York. And this time they were not talking about the Mets.
Steve Kerr on Twitter.
“Come on members of Congress, call out the president for his racist tweets this morning.
Show some leadership. It’s the job you were elected to do.”

That moment that an NBA coach shows more leadership than most of the GOP.

And just wait until USA national men’s basketball team gets going in August with Gregg Popovich….

My first team as a child was Detroit Tigers, my first favorite baseball player was Mickey Lolich. So I really fell in love with baseball in 1968. But hoping for to throw a fastball at the head of cancer.

The exact line of Trump tweet.against Democratic Congresswomen – “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. ”
Rep. Omar was born in Somalia. AOC, Pressley and Tlaib were all born in the US

But I missed Trump telling Ted Cruz to go back to Canada, Mark Meadows to go back to France, and Dan Crenshaw to go back to England.

So which GOP member of Congress will be the 1st to respond to Trump’s racist tweet by saying they are “very troubled.”
If conditions for detained immigrants under Obama were as awful and as worthy of national outrage as GOP now claims, why wasn’t this a major “Pro-Life” campaign point in 2012 and 2016?

Not seeing things?

July 13, 2019

Ranges pitcher Jesse Chavez was frustrated with the strike zone last night, so removed his glasses and offered them to plate umpire Rob Drake as he walked off the mound last night.  Drake did not throw him out.  Apparently he didn’t see Chavez’s offer…

Saw “Power outage in New York” on Twitter and shockingly it wasn’t about the Mets.

Apparently Madison Bumgarner is one of few people who calls Buster Posey by his legal name “Gerald.” Maybe Buster doesn’t want to lose that.

Talk about dynasties in sports, forget Warriors and Patriots. Of the last 59 men’s major tennis tournaments, 51 have been won by Nadal, Federer and Djokovic.

Richie Incognito was  suspended 2 games by NFL for “conduct.” He pled guilty to disorderly conduct/criminal violence with domestic violence incident this year involving his grandmother. Following 2014 bullying suspension.

At least he didn’t do anything seriously bad like kneel for anthem.

Happy 77th Birthday to Harrison Ford. Now the Ark is no longer Lost. But his keys are.

Just wondering, how many undocumented immigrants from Europe who’ve overstayed their visas are on ICE’s deportation list this weekend?

As much as I detest Mike Pence, there’s one reason I’d prefer him as President now over Trump: To have a cult of personality, you need to have a personality.

New acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella was a lobbyist for sweatshops. But really, at this point would ANY decent person accept a job in Trump’s cabinet?

With Acosta resigning, Trump tweeted – “Alex was a great Secretary of Labor and his service is truly appreciated.” As more details come out, how long until Trump tweets that he hardly knew Acosta, and that he begged for the job.

 

Just had car washed. None of employees drying and polishing cars afterwards, in part for tips, were Caucasian. All of them working their butts off. Tell me again about the jobs immigrants are taking from “Americans.”

From Seattle Gerry.  One more about last night’s Mariners-Angels game. Worth the read.

https://joeposnanski.substack.com/p/the-number-45?fbclid=IwAR22gPH5GAvIiz3vn-Tsel1RsXRdNuW3u_531riVXpRBgWRdmaMaWFfo0es

Beyond the ESPYs

July 12, 2019

Sports moment of the year.

On the night when the Angels paid tribute to Tyler Skaggs, found dead in his hotel room a couple years ago, when his mother threw out the first pitch, and the team all wore his jerseys…. two pitchers combined on a no-hitter-

jerseys

I’m not crying, are you crying?

“I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.”

Earl Warren

More sports and politcal snark tomorrow.

What’s in a name.

July 11, 2019

If you now buy a player jersey at NBA store and he gets traded, you can exchange it free within 90 days. A full year if you use your American Express card. Put this down for the Hall of Fame of “promotions that cost a lot more than we thought.”

When free agent Marcus Morris signed a two year deal with the Spurs, the San Antonio zoo gave him a free annual pass.  Then Morris decided to take a one-year deal with New York.  So the zoo cut up his pass.

Not to worry, the power forward may miss out on some animals, but the Knicks still promise to be one of the NBA’s best circuses.

 

 

Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen picked up two flagrant fouls in seven seconds and was ejected from tonight’s summer league game against the Celtics in Las Vegas. Where did Allen think he was, back at Duke?


Meanwhile for all teams except the Rangers and Astros, the All-Star break continues until tomorrow.  Making this the best week of the season for the Mets bullpen.

 

So Paul Ryan is latest to leave DC, then say after the fact how Trump ‘didn’t know anything” and had to be “stopped from making bad decisions. all the time.” Can we change mascot of GOP from an elephant to a jellyfish?

And of course now Trump’s returning the attacks on  Paul Ryan. Can anyone think of anyone who has insulted Donald who he still says nice things about… other than Kim Jong Un?

Tom Steyer says he is running for President because “I couldn’t sleep.” So this whole expensive exercise is because he didn’t ask his physician for an Ambien prescription?

The President of the United State today praised backers of QAnon, known for Pizzagate pedophilia allegations and other insanity. Maybe this projection stuff goes further even than we thought.

Some think Trump is joking about staying in office 6 years or 10, or 14….
Right, like he was joking when he said “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find those emails.”

Who dat in Vegas?

July 10, 2019

Drew Brees wins an Espy for “Best Record Breaking Performance,” starts out by thanking his wife, then “Who Dat Nation, the best fans,” and spends a fair amount of time praising the US Women’s Soccer Team. Then closes by talking about the most important things in sports “Gratitude, Humility and Respect.”
And some still wonder why I root for the Saints.

Martina Navratilova played a Wimbledon Legends’ double match today while wearing an “IMPEACH” hat.  An official asked her to take it off during the first changeover, which she quickly did,  saying “Sorry about that.  Forgot I had it on.”

Later  she retweeted a post of the story  with the comment. “Oops, not really.”

Not only is Megan Rapinoe getting much bigger crowds than Trump, she has much better hair.

RIP Jim Bouton, 80. Managed to read his hilarious book soon after it came out when I was 11. And still cannot see or think of the Shoreham Hotel in DC without the term “beaver shooting.”

Hurricane Barry looking scary for Louisiana, which last time I looked was a red state. But not rich enough for Trump to pretend to be concerned about?

Trump got UK ambassador to the US Kim Darroch to resign for privately calling him “inept” and “insecure,” So we shouldn’t remind Donald that Ted Cruz called him a “coward” and “classless? And Lindsey Graham called him “an opportunist. He’s not fit to be President of the United States.”

One Million Moms is protesting Disney’s “dangerous” portrayal of a lesbian couple dropping off their child for kindergarten in “Toy Story 4.” But it would have been okay if a straight couple dropped a little girl off at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion.

So when will it come out that Jeffrey Epstein has a pizza parlor?

Wonder how much younger Acosta’s daughters are than some of the girls Epstein raped? Also how long until they can read about their daddy’s work on the internet?

Labor Secretary  Alex Costa, trying to excuse his past behavior now with Epstein says his message to women victims is to come forward. Alrighty then.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/24/e-jean-carroll-other-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-misconduct/1546481001/