Friday, May 27, 2005

What the Bucks Should Do

I am trying to get in the shower so that I can start primpin to go out, but with the Brewers holding onto a tenuous lead I am totally unable to leave the living room, much less stop watching the game. While I could listen to it on the radio in the shower, a 1-0 lead is far too much to risk. Hence, I am surfing the laptop.

I was shocked that the Bucks got the first pick, but when I looked at the draft I figured this is about right. Get the top pick in a lame draft...fantastic. My Bucks strike is still official (the UConn shorts I am currently sporting show my loyalties are with Ray) but I still would like to see the team do one or two things right.

Here is the scoop, the Bucks are a ways away from a solid team. They may squeak into the playoffs, but won't threaten. Bogut does not put them over the top, and he is about a 15-20 point, 8-10 rebounds per game guy. Solid, solid production. Marvin Williams could be special. A Garnett type player, a superstar. The Bucks could have a face. Therefore, since the Hawks probably want Bogut anyway, make a real serious show of desire for Bogut and see if you can't get Atlanta to bite, make a trade, and get a little extra to move down a spot and take Marvin Williams.

Boom, you get incentive to take the bigger upside player, the more exciting player, the bigger bang type player. If they can't get anything, still take the guy. The Bucks don't need solid, they need spectacular.

Friday Quick Hit

I would argue that any lame attempt at humor that will get you invesitage by the Secret Service is really not worth it.

Obvious Muslim Priorities

Cutting off civilian heads, burning and hanging contractors from bridges, car bombing weddings; these will get you a stern reprimand from a handful of Muslim clerics.

Allegedly putting a book in a toilet, now that will get you riots and "muslim outrage."

I liked this line

Muslim countries have condemned the reported Koran abuse. Many Muslims and Arabs are already angry at the U.S.-proclaimed war on terrorism, which they believe targets their communities.

So at least they know that they are a bunch of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Spoofin "I'm Lovin It" brilliant!


Sorry for the goofiness today, but I get a little frazzled when there is no ball game.

(via A Hamburger Today)

Happy Anniversary Jose Canseco!

Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head and goes over fence for a home run May 26 in History

Great line!

A few days after designating "I feel so small right now" Danny Graves the Reds are tearing up baseball, winning three in a row. I believe they call that a winning streak. It seems getting rid of the volatile Graves had nothing to do with it however, as Adam Dunn expalined.

The massage chairs that belonged to outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn were gone from the Reds' clubhouse, as well as a desk that Jason LaRue had set up, according to the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER.

"Surprise," Dunn said. "The chair is gone. Now, we're going to start winning."

Dunn said the chair didn't deserve what it got.

"It came to play," he said. "It never (griped) or complained."

Seems like it's all fun and games, but he ends with a bit of a shot:

Dunn wasn't happy with the decision, but he kept things light.

"We won last night," he said. "Imagine if we lost, he might have taken my glove."

Dunn bought the chair for about $1,000 last year. He had a tip bucket next to it to finance his investment. The tip bucket was still there.

"I'm surprised he didn't take the money," Dunn said.

Nicely done Adam, way to throw Miley uner the bus. At least Miley will be going out doing things his way.

I am still looking for the absurd Jeff Gordon "Wrigley Stadium" seventh inning stretch recording. MLB in the morning on XM175 has been playing it a ton but I can't find it online. Honestly, it is horrifying.

I'm also trying to get a clip of Mr. Baseball neighing yesterday after El Cabayo (Carlos Lee) home run. It was classic stuff.

Speaking of the Crew, they are back to .500. It's heartening considering the killer loss they took on Sunday to come back and sweep. They have Houston at home and should take at least two, we'll see.

End of May record WILL be: 26-25. Nothing impressive but anything over .500 is a bonus.

Kellen Winsolw...moron.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More "Hate America First" fun over at DU

What I pray for, should Bolton get confirmed, is that he will spark a global rebellion against the United States. Bush already has stroked a rebellion, but it's not a unified effort yet. Bolton could be the trigger.

Really need no commentary. These folks are nutters.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Leftist Forum on "Media Bias"

I am listening right now to Air America radio (currently being sued, for shame...) and they are broadcasting the leftist forum on media bias. Specfically I guess uber-dems like John Conyers are going to grips about Iraq war coverage and the Downing Street Memo coverage.

They have gathered such emminent and unbiased media dignitaries as Al Franken, Wonkette, abd Eric Alterman.

Congressfolks involved include extreme libs like Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jerry Nadler and Socialist Bernie Sanders.

I am looking forward to some fun and funny stuff. You can listen live at air america radio online. Google it then clean up your computer.

UPDATE: Franken opened up the deal, and whined about right wing radio, managed to plug his book and his radio show, and cracked a joke or two. Shockingly, he didn't mention Bill OReilly once.

Update: I guess the guy from AmericaBlog hates sports. I don't know why that matters, but it's the only interesting thing that has been said in the past few minutes. Oh and Eric Alterman isn't sure but he thinks the 2004 election was stolen. Oooh, AmericaBlog guy has written for The Economist and "isn't just a blogger." Way to go chief!

Tim Robbins, out from under the rock

Tim Robbins comes out and makes a post on the Huffington blog. Why? Not to espouse some profound political opinions he learned from his wife, Susan Sarandon. Nope, he wants to hawk some crap. His absurdly terrible play (so most critics have labeled it) is coming out on DVD next week and he wants to make some coin. That's a little umm, capitalistic there Timmy. Does the hyperbolic chamber that keeps Susan Sarandon "youngish" need some work?

Maybe I Like the Deal

Feingold is pissed. That makes me curious. If he is unhappy, I have to think I am happy about it.

This is not a good deal for the U.S. Senate or for the American people. Democrats should have stood together firmly against the bullying tactics of the Republican leadership abusing their power as they control both houses of Congress and the White House. Confirming unacceptable judicial nominations is simply a green light for the Bush administration to send more nominees who lack the judicial temperament or record to serve in these lifetime positions. I value the many traditions of the Senate, including the tradition of bipartisanship to forge consensus. I do not, however, value threatening to disregard an important Senate tradition, like occasional unlimited debate, when necessary. I respect all my colleagues very much who thought to end this playground squabble over judges, but I am disappointed in this deal.

When it comes down to it, I don't think it is possible to like/dislike this deal until a Supreme Court judge comes up. Once that happens the demeanor of the leftists will dictate if this was a good deal or a bad deal.

Monday, May 23, 2005

The Moeller Line

Forget the Mendoza Line (.200), Chad Moeller is steadily asserting a new line, the below .100 line. Not only is he the worst hitting player on the Crew (.098 batting average, .157 slugging, and .148 On-base) but TWO pitchers are hitting better than Ms. Moeller (Capuano has a .111 batting average and Obermueller is hitting .222) and a third, Gary Glover (.083) is steadily climbing above the Moeller line.

He can't bunt, can't field (his passed ball on Friday cost the Brewers the game) and can't throw runners out. For a fun little exercise, go here and check out his hitting chart. At Miller Park, Moeller has only gotten the ball out of the infiled 5 times. Are you kidding!?! To top it off, in 17 games playd, Ms. Moeller has 18 strike outs!

Not since Billy Schroeder has a Wisconsin athlete more deserved the nickname "Skirt."

A DU Morning Gem

Honetly, DU is the best place to go to follow C-Span without actually having to watch it, since they give you a blow by blow (with fantastic cataclysmic predictions thrown in...Feingold just sighed, it must be over, the Nazis are marching!!!!!). However, this was just odd:

Goodness gracious... we'd be better off with the Taliban in charge.

No, I did not make that up.