Archive for October 2019

We love a parade….

October 31, 2019

Hey Nationals and Nationals fans. Great World Series victory. Now, want to be even more popular in US? Have more people show up at your victory parade than at Trump’s inauguration.

Joe Buck on the 49ers. “This is a really good 8-0 team.” As opposed to a really bad 8-0 team?

(and he said on a night SF came 6 points from covering the spread.)

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reported SF Giants have “narrowed their search” to three candidates for manager, including “Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol.” Wait, the 59 and 103 Royals HAD a “quality control coach?”

Steph Curry’s sister angrily tweeted last night “ok the Warriors are what they are and that is what it is… but CHASE fans, y’all gotta do better. They brought it within 12 and 3/4 of y’all were waiting for (BART.) Not okay. And definitely not Oracle.”
Yep, “definitely not Oracle.” Many Oracle fans can’t afford Chase Center.

Well, New Orleans has the most Voodoo queens in the US, but are we sure there isn’t a West Coast one who cursed the Warriors for abandoning Oakland?

Kevin Durant today on ESPN’s First Take said last year’s fight between him and Draymond DID play a role in him leaving the Warriors. “Definitely, for sure. I’m not gonna lie about it.”
So Durant is saying that last year he DID lie about it?

Has there been an NBA team before that almost won three straight championships, and then tanked the next year? Hypothetically speaking.

CNN reports Trump administration reportedly thinking of adding more countries to the travel ban list. Makes sense, when all else fails, expand the hate.

Makes some sense that Trump is moving to Florida. If he ever wants to go to a baseball game, the Marlins don’t have enough fans in the stadium to loudly boo him.

Has anyone told Trump the Nationals used to be the Expos? Canadian immigrants taking American trophies….

Makes some sense that Trump is moving to Florida. If he ever wants to go to a baseball game, the Marlins don’t have enough fans in the stadium to loudly boo him.

Time passage.

October 31, 2019

Pitchers and catchers report in 103 days. But who’s counting?

So while Nationals get a World Series trophy can fans in Montreal get a team back?

 

As an SF Giants fan must say Game 7 of the World Series is a lot more fun without your stomach tied completely in knots.

Lots of grouchy Astros fans over AJ Hinch’s bullpen management tonight. To be fair, not every team has Madison Bumgarner.

RIP Ron Fairly, 81.  It’s been years since he was an announcer for SF Giants .. but how can we forget. “Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating?” And “”The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.”

I know he doesn’t get a ring, but will  Nationals  vote Bryce Harper a playoff share for leaving?

Washington Wizards would like to thank Nationals for winning World Series tonight and distracting DC fans from the fact Wizards scored 158 points in regulation… and LOST.

 

Still crickets from Trump on California fires. Even though Wednesday morning one was  is threatening Reagan Library.   Of course these days wouldn’t Donald call Ronald a “Never Trumper?”

For that matter can anyone remember ANYONE ever challenging Donald on anything without him or her being called a “Never Trumper?”

 

 

Joe Biden was denied communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina. Wonder if the same priest would deny communion to Catholic Newt Gingrich and his former mistress Callista who is now his third wife.

Trump, who despises immigrants and pets, has tweeted ANOTHER picture of the al-Bhagdadi raid’s hero dog. This one photoshopped.
Has anyone told Donald the animal is a GERMAN shepherd?

If Trump wants to photoshop a picture of himself looking like a normal person who likes dogs, why didn’t he photoshop his teenage son into pictures of himself at World Series?

And then there was one (game).

October 29, 2019

Worst thing about a World Series Game 7. 

There’s no chance of a Game 8.

Winter is coming.

Speaking of which, two things MLB is thrilled about. That a home run by Anthony Rendon made a controversial inference call moot. And that the Colorado Rockies are not in the World Series with home field advantage.  https://twitter.com/Rockies/status/1189256049070628865

The “running inside the baseline” rule is enough to make casual baseball fans long for the simplicity of the infield fly rule.

On April 27 of this year, White Sox home game was snowed out. Now Chicago may have snow on Halloween. But sure, there’s no climate change….

World Series Game 7 Wednesday.  Who’s going to be the first pundit to proclaim “Win or Go Home?

New Phillies manager Joe Girardi “It means a lot to me that the fans are behind me.” Too soon to start a pool on the first time he’ll be booed in Philadelphia?

 

If it was a “perfect call,” why not release the audio, not a transcript? Asking for a country.

As GOP tries to swift-boat Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient, and call him a Never Trumper, remember, they’d go after that “beautiful talented” dog who chased al-Bhagdadi if he growled at Dear Leader.

New fundraising email from Trump, Don Jr. offering a signed copy of “my new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.” Does anyone believe Donnie wrote, or read, a book either?

 

Newt Gingrich “Having been speaker of the House, (Nancy Pelosi) can probably pass this (impeachment) resolution if she’s suicidal, but she’s going to kill their majority.” Well, to be fair if anyone knows about killing a majority with an impeachment inquiry…

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) discovered that a Republican Senate retreat will be hosted at Trump Hotel in DC,  and that hotel rates will be $1,345 for one night in a “premier” room and $1,395 for a booking in a “deluxe” room. When a one week before the event the cheapest room could be booked for $445.

(And by comparison, the 5 star Mandarin Oriental in DC has rooms starting at $555 that night. And the deluxe Watergate hotel has rooms under $400.)

e·mol·u·ment  –  noun  – a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

A heaping serving…

October 28, 2019

Mark your calendars, folks, on December 22, the now 0-7 Miami Dolphins vs 0-8 Cincinnati Bengals. The Christmas turkey will be served early this year.

Two women who flashed their breasts behind home plate,  a stunt that was briefly broadcast on Fox,  during World Series game 5, have been banned from major league ballparks indefinitely.

Wonder how many lousy NFL teams with sagging attendance have offered the women free season tickets?

Warriors vs Pelicans tonight?  I’ll take “games that sounded a lot more marquee before Zion got injured” for $400, Alex.

 

Trump has made his tweet about the K-9 that chased Al-Bhaghadi raid his pinned tweet, complete with a picture.
For all his praise can anyone imagine what would happen if “the beautiful dog” was brought to the White House and Donald actually was asked to pet it?

Now Trump has commended, and tweeted a picture of, the dog injured in the Bhagdadi raid. But he has also said the ISIS leader “died like a dog.” So which is it? This alas is that happens when we have POTUS with no interest in or clue about animals.

If Trump thinks yesterday was an anomaly, he should try showing up at any major sporting event, MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL, instead of just rallies filled with his hand-picked cult members.

Washington Nationals fans probably saved US taxpayers a whole lot of money. After last night’s World Series reception, Trump will probably decide NOT to attend next year’s Olympics.

 

Donald and Melania spent half an hour handing out Halloween candy tonight on the White House lawn, to the tune of “The Addams Family.” Well, the Trumps have the “creepy and kooky” part down.

Your reminder – from Time.com “Before the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the Obama administration did give advance word to the top two Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate as well as the four leaders of the congressional intelligence committees.”
And imagine GOP outrage if he hadn’t and moreover, accused them of being “leakers.”

Fanless?

October 27, 2019

Well, after tonight’s reception from Nats fans in DC guessing whoever ends up winning World Series isn’t getting White House invite. Astros owner is Jim Crane, per Wikipedia “..a supporter of the Democratic Party (who) frequently golfs with former U.S. President Barack Obama.”

Not that the fans would be much more supportive.  – This reminder from 2016 Presidential election in Texas – Houston/HarrisCounty: Trump 545,955 votes, Clinton 707,914 votes.

And hey, I’m not the President, but at least when I’ve been lucky enough (as a SF Giants season ticket holder) to go to World Series games, I brought my son!

Trump also decided in advance to arrive World Series game 5 after it started and to beat the traffic by leaving early.   Uh sorry, Donald, Nationals don’t want you and it’s too late to claim you’re a Dodgers fan.

NFL loves to talk their salary cap and parity.   But can anyone remember a season with less parity?   Through week 8  – four teams, three in NFC with 0 or 1 losses.  Five teams, four in AFC with 0 or 1 wins.

Very early days in NBA for Warriors. But a reminder, again, how amazing, and difficult the San Antonio Spurs current streak is of 22 consecutive playoff appearances.

After metal filings in their food were found by a customer, Taco Bell just recalled 2.3 million lbs of beef from restaurants in 21 states. Shocking, Taco Bell uses actual beef?!

A new book indicates Trump told James Mattis to “screw Amazon” out of bidding on a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract. “But who would believe POTUS could be that petty?” said no one.

It was apparently C.I.A. who got the tip on al-Baghdadi’s location last summer. So I missed Trump giving credit to the “deep state.”

Wait, so, per Trump, if ISIS was already defeated how also can, per Trump, killing al-Baghadi be bigger than killing Osama bin Laden? This is SO confusing.

When US got Bin Laden, Obama instantly called press conference to announce it. Now when US military killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi  on Saturday, Trump had to stage a situation room photo, and then  SCHEDULE announcement for Sunday am. I am so ready for this Presidential reality show to be canceled.

Getting what you pay for.

October 25, 2019

Stubhub says cheapest ticket tonight in DC for World Series game…. 1102.00
Cheapest ticket in DC for Jets-Redskins on Sunday. 15.00

But World Series Game 3 between Astros and Nationals ended up being over 3 hours old through the 6th inning.  Over 4 hours total, despite the final score being only 4-1.   Even the Red Sox and Yankees were thinking “Can you speed it up a little?

If you weren’t already a Jose Andres fan, he’s been asked to throw out first pitch for Game 5. His first response “I’m humbled by the invitation, and I realize is a big big big honor but I really hope that by Saturday night all of Washington will be celebrating that the Nationals are the 2019 MLB World Series Champions.”

Not sure if the 1-0 Miami Heat will make the playoffs. But they already have more wins than the 2019 Miami Dolphins.

Another reason Trump didn’t really want to throw out first pitch for World Series game 5. Not only would he “look heavy,” but also he’d be shown up by today’s “first pitcher” 89 yr-old Buzz Aldrin.

Ivanka and Jared are having a big 10th Wedding Anniversary celebration this weekend, with Donald Trump in attendance. The location? Camp David. Your tax dollars at work.

Lost in the grift of Ivanka and Jared celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary at Camp David, who invites her DAD on an anniversary trip with her husband?

Eric Trump says Trump Organization may sell the Trump Hotel Washington DC because “People are objecting to us making so much money on the hotel.”
Wait, I thought Donald said he was losing billions being President. This is SO confusing.

 

Even Mark Sanchez thinks Rudy Giuliani accidentally dialing a reporter was a major butt fumble.

So did Trump tweet out to Tim Apple that he doesn’t like the iPhone swipe because no one has ever swiped right on him?

 

from Marc Ragovin  “Upon further review, MLB umpire Rob Drake needs to take another high school course in civacs

Heavy lifting

October 24, 2019

Trump now says he will go to World Series game 5 on Sunday, if there is a game 5. When asked if he would throw out the 1st pitch, he responded ‘I don‘t know. They got to dress me up in a lot of heavy armor — I’ll look too heavy.”
Uh, Don, it’s not the armor.

Anyone but me wonder if Trump picked WS Game 5 to attend in hopes Nationals will sweep and he won’t have to show up and get booed?

 

If MLB really wants to punish Rob Drake for his “Cival War” AR-15 tweet maybe they should make him spend 2020 season working only in San Francisco.

Only good news in tonight’s Warriors-Clippers opening for San Francisco Bay Area sports fans who root just for local teams:  Anyone thinking of budgeting for 49ers playoff tickets will feel pretty good about not needing to save money for Golden State in the postseason.

Trump has ordered not only the White House but also federal agencies to drop their subscriptions to NY and Washington Post. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham. “Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved.”  Gosh, we might save the cost of half of one of Donald’s golf weekends.

 

At this point Trump probably can’t decide whether to attack Katie Hill or to praise her.

How much is it eating at Trump to see Elijah Cummings lying in state at US Capitol and being eulogized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle?

Tim Ryan has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential race. All together now – “Who?

A reminder for those in Congress of something they’ve ALL said publicly. – “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”