Monday, October 31, 2011
Cooper enjoyed his first year trick-or-treating around the cove. He was shy sometimes, but mostly he just wanted to go next door to see their "choo choo," which is really a horse-driven evil carriage with wheels that look like a train, so for the past month he's asked to see the "choo choo" about 15 times a day.
Penny of course didn't care, but I'm sure she enjoyed being pushed in the stroller by her Mommy while her big brother went door to door getting "treats!" Which he then wanted all opened as soon as we got home. Maybe he won't notice that Mommy and Daddy get three-fourths of it!
AL CENTRAL - Minnesota. Actual: Detroit.
AL WEST - Texas. Actual: Texas. Hey, got one!
WILD CARD - Dang Yankees. Actual: Tampa Bay.
DIVISION SERIES - Red Sox over Minnesota, Dang Yanks over Texas. Actual: Detroit vanquished the Yanks, Texas took care of the Rays.
ALCS - Red Sox throttle Dang Yanks. Actual: Texas over Detroit. Back-to-back trips to the World Series for the Rangers.
NL EAST - Philadelphia. Actual: Phillies. Easy peasy.
NL CENTRAL - Milwaukee. Actual: Yes indeedy, the Brew Crew won.
NL WEST - San Francisco. Actual: Holy cow, Arizona ran away with the West. Who knew?
WILD CARD - Atlanta. Actual: St. Louis slipped past the choking Braves on the last game of the season, which would be monumental if not for a similar collapse that involved fried chicken, drinking beer and playing video games in the clubhouse.
DIVISION SERIES - Phillies over Milwaukee, Atlanta over San Francisco. Actual: Milwaukee beat Arizona and St. Louis surprised Philly.
NLCS - Phillies beat Braves. Actual: More surprises: St. Louis over a Milwaukee squad more interested in celebratory mugging than hitting a curve ball.
WORLD SERIES - Red Sox beat Phillies. Actual: St. Louis over Texas in seven games. I wouldn't have even guessed the Cards would make the playoffs even as late as Sept. 25.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Here's how I'm guessing the conversation went yesterday when new Red Sox GM Ben Cherington told pitcher John Lackey that he's having Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2012 season:
GM: Your elbow is shot, John. You'll be out the entire season next year.
Lackey: Huh? I'm feeling fine.
GM: I can tell, you're a little limp in your arm.
Lackey: For real, I'm holding fried chicken, beer and playing video games right now!
GM: No, no, I see it going out any minute.
A reminder of Lackey's 2011 statistics: 12-12, 6.41 ERA. He is 26-23 with a 5.26 ERA since signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal before the 2010 season.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
- They're not very good at math: "The mere fact that the protest is still going strong after 25 days is means it has met one of its goals: Organizers said from the start that they hoped to sustain their demonstration for two months."
- The Left is trying to make these unwashed drum-banging hippies into their own version of the popular Tea Party uprising.
Oh sure, it's like the same thing. Remember when the Tea Party went poopy on police cars?
No? How about when they sent lawmakers threatening mails saying it is "time to kill the wealthy?" Don't remember that part?
How about when they shouted "'Kill the Cops!" during protests?
Well, other than that, it's the same thing.
- The poor downtrodden protestors have to use their kayaks in Chicago to make their point.