By a nose?

Posted June 18, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Max Scherzer was doing casual batting practice in a t-shirt, sunglasses and shorts, when he bunted a ball off his face and broke his nose.
So just for one day, the most embarrassing thing to happen to the Washington Nationals pitching staff did not involve their bullpen.

ESPN condemned LaVar Ball for a risque and “inappropriate” comment made to First Take host Molly Qerim Rose yesterday.
But why does ESPN have LaVar Ball on at all?

Seriously? A hotel in Boston has a $25 facility fee (since they can’t call it a “resort fee.” One of the things included “Quick and easy e-checkout via the guestroom TV.”
Uh, so you are paying extra not to wait in line to talk to a human?

Federal authorities seized about 16.5 TONS of cocaine from ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, one of the largest drug busts in the state’s history.  So clearly walls work. No wait.  A ship.  Never mind.


Mitch McConnell today – “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We elected an African American president.”
Uh, sorry, electing Obama didn’t make up for slavery. For that matter, electing McConnell doesn’t make up for what we’ve done to the population of sea turtles.

GOP loves to attack Democrats for “socialism.” But what exactly do they call a $16 billion giveaway to farmers because of tariffs?


Trump knew about domestic violence allegations against Shanahan but didn’t consider them important. And acting Defense Secretary had made his views known about USS John McCain a couple weeks ago. So what was the tipping point. Did Shanahan cough in a meeting?

Wonder how many of the people who took the day to stand in line for Trump’s rally in Orlando and scream about Democrats and socialism are themselves on Medicare/Medicaid, disability and/or social security?

Trump won 37.5% of Orange County in Florida, where Orlando is located. Recent poll showed his approval rating in the city at 29%. And that was before thousands of people got stuck in traffic today and/or had their flights delayed due to Air Force One arrival.


Keeping score.

Posted June 17, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Headline in USA Today and Golf Week “Tiger Woods fights off another ‘crappy’ start, finishes on a high note at U.S. Open.” Gosh, did anyone actually win the tournament?

(And again, is there any less effective and more stupid sounding yell in sports than golf fans screaming at the ball “get in the hole”? )

Trump congratulated Gary Woodland on US Open victory. But crickets on NBA finals, US Women’s National Soccer big wins and Stanley Cup (won by mostly Canadian St. Louis Blues). I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

US Women’s team beat Chile 3-0. Waiting for all the haters who complained about the 13-0 win over Thailand now to say the women’s team is slipping.


1.5 million people at Raptors. championship parade today in Toronto.   Now we KNOW Trump won’t congratulate NBA champions.  First they take the trophy out of the US.  Next they get a bigger crowd than he did at his inaugural.

For all that Trump is touting filling 20,000 seat Amway Center for his re-election announcement rally, he does know Gators and Seminoles get about 4 times that many for random football games.

Trump praises Florida governor Ron DeSantis for signing bill banning sanctuary cities. Does this mean we can someday extradite Donald from Mar-A-Lago?


Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi collapsed in court during a trial and died. Were they serving him Russian tea in prison?



Trump tweets that “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” Starting with the young European women who overstay their visas in hopes of finding rich old husbands?

Trump now sending 1,000 troops to Middle East. Can he send one of his sons to lead them or are bone spurs hereditary.

OJ Simpson getting on Twitter 25 years after murders of his wife Nicole and Ron Goldman didn’t seem like a great idea. Bill Cosby – “Hold my beer.”

Too heavy medal?

Posted June 15, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Tiger Woods is 10 shots back after 3 rounds of the US Open. I missed the Trump tweet taking credit.

Unlike last year with Trump, guessing if Justin Trudeau decides to be extra-gracious and also invite the Warriors to meet him for their NBA finals effort, Golden State might actually accept.

Don’t look know, but SF Giants are suddenly doing an imitation of a very good baseball team.

And who’d a thunk that so far,  Giants are having a much better June than the Warriors.

Baseball is a funny game. Wonder what kind of odds you could have gotten in Vegas on SF Giants catcher Stephen Vogt having two stand-up triples… in one game.

United Airlines just issued a travel waiver – “We are experiencing flight disruptions at Newark (EWR) due to runway closures related to an earlier incident with a disabled aircraft on the runway.”
For some reason the waiver doesn’t say it was a UNITED plane that blew out tires on landing and skidded off the runway.

Texas bride found out hair & makeup artist was gay; told her she no longer wanted to hire her because she was a “sinner.” Hope Bridezilla has decided to do her own hair for rest of her life. (And she might not want to fly commercially or stay in any hotels on her honeymoon.)

White House pulls an Obama rule that would require two-member crew in locomotives.  Well, heck, why doesn’t Donald pull the co-pilot in Air Force One to prove his point.

So did Trump compare Melania to Jackie because he wants her also to look the other way while he has White House affairs?


OJ Simpson’s first tweet was a video ending “I’ve got a little getting even to do.” Could have been worse. He could have just posted a music video of ‘The first cut is the deepest.”

So how long until Trump tries to replace Chris Wray as head of FBI with OJ Simpson and says he is confident OJ will find the real colluders.

Changing seasons

Posted June 14, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Long NBA season is finally over. So presume the preseason starts next week?

Well played Jeremy Lin, well played. Jeremy Lin
On Twitter. @JLin7

“Having lived in Toronto last 4 months, Ive seen by far more @DeMar_DeRozan jerseys than anyone else. Dont rly know Demar personally but the positive impact he had is so obvious. Hope he gets credit for laying the foundation and paving the way! #thankyouDemar”

It’s 100 degrees in Las Vegas, and in some sportsbooks Lakers are favorites to win 2020 NBA championship.
Need any more proof that excessive heat can cause brain damage?

Thinking back, of the Golden State Warriors, wasn’t Steph Curry supposed to be the fragile one who was one step away from a season-ending injury?

Tiger Woods has, barely, made the cut for U.S. Open. So maybe everything Trump touches doesn’t die. But Woods after his medal is certainly drooping a bit.

Watching Will Smith play for SF is bittersweet. Best closer Giants have had in years…. and they almost certainly need to trade him.

Noticing some people say they won’t watch a Democratic Debate until the field gets winnowed down. Uh, the debates ARE a large part of how the field gets winnowed down.
If you don’t watch, even if on tape-delay, don’t bitch about the choices you end up with.

Trump wants to change Air Force One to look like his private plane even though baby blue was “Jackie O.” He add “We have a new Jackie O. It’s called Melania.”
Well, calling his wife “It” should remove any worries that Trump objectifies women.

Also, I was a very young child at the time, guess that’s why I don’t remember Jackie O posing naked?

Trump just called into Fox News over his statement that of course he’d take foreign dirt on a opponent ” now saying he would “look at it (to determine) if it’s bad.”
“if I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated I’d report to the FBI or law enforcement, absolutely.”
I liked “pushed into a lifeboat better.”

Also Trump now saying his former White House counsel Don McGahn lied about Donald repeatedly telling him to fire Mueller.
Amazing again, just how many people have to be lying for Trump to be telling the truth.

Wheee… the north

Posted June 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Jeremy Lin gets a ring! The pride of Palo Alto High School.

“Stanley Cup? What Stanley Cup?”
Everyone in Canada.

One of the more amazing details about Raptors NBA Championship team…. not a single player was a lottery pick.

How ironic is it? Kawhi Leonard, who took so much heat last year for deciding he wasn’t healthy enough to play, becomes NBA Finals MVP, while last year’s Finals MVP maybe comes back a little too early and ruptures his Achilles.



Toronto Maple Leafs won Stanley Cup in 1967. In 1993, 26 years later Blue Jays won World Series. Now in 2019, 26 years later again, Raptors win NBA Finals
So good news for Leafs fans, guess this means another championship is coming in 2045! (Unless Toronto gets NFL franchise.)

So did Donald Trump basically just say that if any foreign governments have a copy of the pee tape they should give it to a Democratic Presidential candidate?

FEC chair Ellen Weintraub tweeted today “”I would not have thought that I needed to say this. Let me make something 100 percent clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”
Waiting for Trump to abolish the Federal Elections Commission.

Following candidates did not make 1st Democratic Presidential debate roster:
Steve Bullock, governor of Montana
Mike Gravel, former senator from Alaska
Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida
Seth Moulton, congressman from Massachusetts
This must be a real blow to all their supporters – both of them.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Saying “this assessment is based on intelligence…”
Wait, the same intelligence agencies that Trump slams regularly? This is SO confusing.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has resigned. So she’s stored up a lifetime supply of burnt facts for her eyeliner?

Sarah Sanders hopes people remember her as being “transparent and honest”
Donald Trump hopes people remember him as being 6’3″, 230 pounds.

Trump today announced “Second Chance Hiring” – “vital new actions that we are taking to help former inmates find a job, live a crime-free life, and succeed beyond their dreams….”
So who says Donald doesn’t care about former members of his administration?

Silver or bronze linings

Posted June 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Mediocrity has some advantages. At least the U.S. men’s soccer team is unlikely ever to face criticism over celebrating too much for a rout.

St. Louis Blues, an expansion team in 1967, had never won a Stanley Cup, and the last championship for the city was 2011 Cardinals.
Meanwhile in Boston the city has now experienced a championship drought of about four whole months.

So who writes these “trends for you” Twitter headlines. Tonight – “Blues vs. Bruins: St. Louis wins their first-ever Stanley Cup after a Game 7 thriller”
Uh, “thriller?” Game 7, a 4-1 victory,  ended up only slightly less dramatic at the end than US women’s victory over Thailand.

Fox News website headline on KD today “Warriors star undergoes surgery after Game 5 injury, won’t return to NBA Finals.”
So Fox thinks “Won’t return to NBA finals” is news?
Guess they expects their readers pay as much attention to Game 5 as they do to political reality.

Kevin Durant confirms ruptured Achilles tendon.
And even if Kawhi Leonard actually talked, he doesn’t need to say anything about ignoring those who said he should have come back last year.

In Bears minicamp yesterday all three kickers attempted 42-yd field goals in front of the entire team. All three missed.
Maybe the 2019 Chicago Bears should just make a plan always to go for it on fourth down inside the 50?

Anthony Davis’ agent compared the Lakers to Jennifer Lopez.
Insert “big ass” joke here.

Trump asked by George Stephanopoulos if his 2020 campaign would accept information from foreigners on his opponent.
“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it… It’s called oppo research.”

The political equivalent of saying he’d shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue.
Waiting on the GOP outrage…

Melania Trump’s solution to the opioid crisis – “Love yourself more than you love drugs.”
Whoever thought we’d miss “Just say no”?

This story worth retelling as Trump says, sure, he’d take information “oppo research” against a 2020 opponent from a foreign government:
In 1994, Dianne Feinstein was in a close race for her Senate seat with wealthy Republican Michael Huffington. As Dianne confirmed, her campaign heard he was a closeted gay man, at a time when this would have been much more damaging than now. But they said nothing. Feinstein “It wasn’t germane to the campaign. “For me, if I have to do things like that, I shouldn’t be running.”

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was asked by Amy Klobuchar if he had been asked by White House to break the law.
“No, no one has asked me to do anything illegal.”
Maybe what Amy should have asked “Did the White House ORDER you to break the law?”


The full diary quote “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
Anne Frank.

America’s real team?

Posted June 11, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Not a big soccer fan but checked in on USWNT  vs Thailand, and wait.. .when did women’s soccer start allowing touchdowns?

13-0!? Trump would take credit for the victory if he had any idea that the U.S Women’s National Team existed.

A friend sent a screen shot of a Miami bar offering free shots for every goal.  Hope there weren’t too many cases of alcohol poisoning.



SF Giants just scored 3 runs in the 4th. And then 3 runs again in the 4th. Either that or I am hallucinating in the heat.

I’m as guilty of it as anyone, but when we talk about sports adversity, think most fan bases only remember, or like to talk about, the big games where THEIR star gets hurt.


So how many of the pundits blaming Warriors for pushing Kevin Durant to play, are same pundits who were calling Durant soft or more focused on free agency than his team?

What’s more obnoxious, some number of Toronto fans cheering when Kevin Durant went down. Or the next day many of NY media making it sound like a tragedy… for the Knicks?

(for those not following this drama, NY media has long considered Knicks the frontrunners to sign KD this offseason.)

If Kawhi Leonard actually talked have to wonder what he would say now to all those pundits who insisted he was dogging it last year by not returning in the postseason with his injury.


Ten candidates have now joined race to fill Theresa May’s role as leader of Britain’s Conservative party.
U.S. Democratic party response – “amateurs.”

Ethanol 15, which Trump just approved for year-round use, is not only bad for environment, it competes with regular oil.
Wait until someone reminds Donald that Texas has more electoral votes than Iowa.


 I will continue to joke, but could post something I dislike daily about every single Democratic candidate running in 2020.
But what I HATE is the idea of another Democratic circular firing squad.

In the meantime, confused, about the procedure for 20 Democrats in the first debates. So who decides who gets the first impression rose?