Thursday, September 27, 2012


## The Yanks needed an easy win and they finally got one last night. The final score was 8-2, and it wasn't really that close.

The Twins had to remove their starter, Samuel Deduno, in the second inning because of left eye irritation, only to see reliever Brian Duensing give up a 6-spot in the third inning.  That's when Michael Kay came up with the best line of the night;  "Now, it's manager Ron Gardenhire's eyes that are irritated."

 Eric Chavez pulled a big boner when he forgot how many outs there were and stepped on third for the 2nd out instead if going for an inning-ending double play. Sabathia bailed him out, though, which seemed pretty easy the way CC was throwing. 

Jeter had his hitting streak stopped at 19, but Ichiro continued his hot hitting for New York. He's hitting .326 for the Yanks and his overall average is now .282. This resurgence is just what the Yanks were hoping for when they traded for him.

## One of the headlines on ESPN today was "Monday Night Controversy." With all the sports going on, you would think ESPN could find something else to talk about rather than dredge this up 20 times a day. They spent more time on this than on the Kardashians. What are they thinking?

## Consecutive headines: 
This has to be the Boston season in microcosm. Just to give you an idea of how out of touch Valentine is, here's his latest quote. He was asked if the owners had talked to him about next year, he said, "My gut feeling is they haven't talked to me yet."  Might as well go with your gut, Bobby. That's a conversation that most people would have noticed.
Then there was this little gem: "There was not much I would have done differently, I don't think, other than I think I would have kept the beer in the clubhouse." I'm sure the owners loved that remark. I know Terry Francona did.

## The Oakland A's have set an American League record for strike outs, having wiffed 1333 times this year.  They have seven games to go and could reach 1400 by season's end. And none of the top ten strike out artists play for the A's. Adam Dunn of the White Sox leads the majors with 211 with Curtis Granderson second at 188.

## Former Major League reliever, Eric Gagne, has written a book in which he says he used PEDs for three years near the end of his career. He also claims that 80% of his Dodger teammates also took them. He didn't name names. Not to worry, the book is in French, which means most of the players would read about 25% of it before they realized they don't speak French.

" Q: How many replacement refs does it take to screw in a light bulb?  A: None. They only screw up calls"  -- Alan Ray
"The University of Minnesota-Crookston mistakenly painted its midfield logo at the 45-yard line: "They must've used replacement painters."  -- Bill Littlejohn
"Bobby Valentine says he thinks he’s coming back in 2013 as manager of the Red Sox. Sounds like Bobby’s as in touch with reality as he’s been all season."  -- Janice Hough
"Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said rebuilding the team "won't happen overnight." Which is pretty much what owner Charles Murphy said in 1909."  -- RJ Currie
"An ESPN talking head said nobody works harder than Peyton Manning. Maybe not. Unless you include Lindsay Lohan's lawyer."  -- RJ Currie
"Denver Broncos fans are complaining about pigeons flying overhead pooping on them. I believe this is in retaliation for last year's Broncos game when a Tim Tebow first-quarter pass took out six of the flock"  -- Brad Dickson
" On Tuesday night, Pam Anderson became the first celebrity voted off the “Dancing with the Stars” all-star competition. To give you an idea how low her scores were, this is the first time a celebrity left by catapult"  -- Brad Dickson



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