Archive for October 1, 2019

A wild start.

October 1, 2019

Who’d a thunk, especially SF Giants fans, that in the NL Wild Card game,  Drew Pomeranz would outpitch Josh Hader?

Weird bit of baseball trivia. Nationals manager Dave Martinez signed with SF Giants for 1993, and was released after 2 unremarkable years. Of course the other free agent signing for Giants in 1993 worked out okay… Barry Bonds.

Wonder how Bryce Harper felt watching tonight’s NL Wild Card game?

As an SF Giants fan thinking torture is much more fun to watch when it’s some other team’s fan base.

A vendor at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium was arrested for using a skimming device to charge a fan $724 for two beers during Sunday’s Chargers-Dolphins game.
$724 for two beers?! That’s almost as big a ripoff as the thousands of $$$ the 2019 Dolphins are charging for season tickets.

Ohio State AD Gene Smith said he is against the Fair Pay to Play Act. Maybe since Urban Meyer is gone he doesn’t think his football players will have any need for bail money.

Coke is going to start selling “Coke Energy” in the US, with four times the caffeine of regular coke.
Can we all pray they don’t put it in 7-11 soda machines where they sell the “Big Gulp?”

A man with a sword killed one person and injured 10 others in an attack at a vocational school complex in Kuopio, Finland.
Imagine the death toll if he had a gun.

Ex-Police Officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murder for killing her neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment. A really sad story. Also sad, as obvious as the case seemed, that it was surprising they actually convicted her.

Trump keeps talking about his “perfect phone call.”
If he wants Americans to hear a really perfect phone call, can he call Pelosi to resign?


No tweets from Trump congratulating the Nationals on their dramatic wild card win. He’s probably upset they’re stealing attention from him.

Trump tweeting for Louisiana Republicans to vote for either of 2 “Great” GOP challengers to Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Oct. 12, “which will lead to a runoff.” If Edwards gets 50% he wins outright.
But if 2 GOP challengers split vote, this increases the chances of no runoff. #Stablegenius

Now NY Times is reporting that Trump wanted migrants shot in the legs to slow them down.
Yeah, I can tell why “evangelical” Christians adore this man. #JesusWept

Guess it never occurred to Trump if the Democrats were capable of pulling off a civil war or a coup, they’d have been capable of winning the 2016 election?

Winter is coming.

October 1, 2019

Worst thing about tonight, without an MLB tie-breaker game, is that a no baseball night is a preview of a long winter.

Washington Nationals hosting Wild Card game tomorrow. Since Trump hasn’t praised the local team for making MLB postseason can only assume someone told him manager Dave Martinez is Puerto Rican.

Looking ahead, the Bengals play the Dolphins on Dec 22. So sounds like this year Americans will be getting their Christmas turkey early.

My friend Scott Russell pointed out that signing Bryce Harper for $330 million helped the Philadelphia Phillies to a “fourth place finish of 81-81, a vast improvement over last season’s third place finish of 80-82.”

Angels have fired Brad Ausmus, and there are rumors that they are interested in Joe Maddon. But really, Joe Maddon, the man who loves complicated switches?
To quote “Little Big League” .. It’s the AL, they have the DH. How hard could it be? #Boring

Pac 12 and NCAA apparently not happy with California new law. “This legislation will lead to the professionalization of college sports and many unintended consequences related to this professionalism.”
You mean it might jeopardize the conference’s $3 billion TV contract?



For those who need a definition of “First World Problem.” – from SF Chronicle article about morale problems at Uber: “Starbucks showed up in coffee dispensers, and craft coffee from Stumptown, a roaster based in Portland, Oregon, went away.”

Newt is complaining that Democrats aren’t impeaching Trump, but that it’s a “coup d’etat.” If someone said they gave Trump a blow job in the Oval Office THEN would Newt Gingrich think impeachment was justified?

Jeff Flake wrote an op-ed urging other Republicans not to vote for Trump’s re-election “My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles.”
If only Flake had ever been in a position where he could have, you know, cast a meaningful vote against Trump?

First Ukraine, now Australia.  Maybe Italy and England.  Anyone got bingo cards for “Trump foreign government coercion?


Apparently the nomination of Chuck Cantenbury, Trump’s pick to head ATF is in jeopardy. Because GOP senators say he isn’t pro-gun enough? For the last 16 years, Cantenbury has only been President of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
Amy Kobluchar said Trump is afraid of the NRA. He’s not the only one.

They really have no shame Fox News headline ” Joe, Hunter Biden seen golfing with Ukraine gas company exec back in 2014.”
As Trump and his sons not only are seen at his resorts, they have our military and other foreign leaders pay to stay there….


Maybe it would be easier at this point to have a show of hands from all the foreign leaders that Trump HASN’T asked for dirt on opponents