Archive for February 14, 2020

Reporting.

February 14, 2020

Pitchers and catchers have reported, spring training games start next week.  When is spy camp?

 

Call me a cynic, and I’m not an Astros fan, but too soon to start a pool on what other MLB teams might have been playing similar, but not as effective, cheating strategies?

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane made some incredibly tone-deaf statements yesterday. Delta CEO Ed Bastian – hold our overpriced beer.

Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta says he always asks permission before he reclines his seat. Want to start a pool on how often he’s been seated in coach?

Delta CEO says you should always ask permission before reclining your seat. Because everyone in coach should be happy enough eating cake?

 

Zion Williamson said meeting former President Barack Obama was one of his top life experiences. “This could be No. 1. I  don’t want to say it is No. 1 right now because the draft might be 1, but this is definitely top two.”

“Zion overrated” tweets from Trump in 3.2.1…

So who will Trump demand be locked up for not locking McCabe up?

See’s Candies at about 6p PST sending emails reminding us “it’s not too late, we’re open until 9pm.” Now, anniversaries and birthdays can be hard, but if you forgot it was Valentine’s Day and your significant other likes chocolate, you just might have bigger problems than candy.

Yeah, a bad time to have a brain cramp and forget President of Mexico when talking to Telemundo. Even Pete said “Lopez Obrador, I hope.” But Steyer, Klobuchar and Buttigieg took the time to show up…. unlike Sanders, Biden, Warren and Bloomberg.

Scene in every Presidential candidate’s war rooms tonight…. World Leader Flash Cards.

To be fair, does anyone think Trump knows the President of Mexico?

Former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti has been found guilty of extortion. Well, they got off to a rocky start but seems this is the kind of guy Trump might want to pardon then hire.

Bang out those strikes.

February 14, 2020

Astros owner Jim Crane on sign-stealing “Our opinion is that this didn’t impact the game.” Uh, if they didn’t think it impacted the game then why did Houston do it?

 

The Astros made a bad situation worse today, but given the fact that no other team has publicly called for them to give the World Series trophy back, have to assume they just might not be the only MLB team with some sort of electronic cheating.

The Astros press conference was so defensive and lacking in real remorse it might earn them another White House invitation.

Not all change is bad. MLB this season will require, barring injury, any starter or reliever must face three batters, or pitch until the inning is over, before coming out of the game.
What a disappointment though to fans who love to see three or more pitchers per inning. Both of them.


ESPN reports Eastern Kentucky LB Michael Harris, who recently transferred from Auburn, was arrested this week in Grove City, Ohio on four different charges, after he hoisted a police officer over his head, almost body-slamming the cop before they both fell.  Harris was booked into the Franklin County Jail, which has also been housing a pair of Ohio State football players accused of rape.

What a week for football in Ohio.  Are we sure Urban Meyer isn’t somehow involved?

 

If any Republicans think that their surrender to Donald Trump during the impeachment trial will keep them in his good graces, they should watch Lou Dobbs attack Bill Barr tonight.

Barr says the president “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” Right. Donald never ASKS anything. He orders.

 

So Sean Spicer and Hope Hicks are being rehired by the White House. This is the Presidential version of dumpster diving.

For a man who always says he hires “the best people” Trump sure ends up deciding a lot of them are liars and idiots.

 

Like him or not, James Carville doesn’t mince words. “Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a political hack. That’s exactly who the f**k I am!” I am a political hack! I’m not an ideologue. I’m not a purist. He thinks it’s pejorative. I kinda like it! At least I’m not a communist.”