Sunday, February 17, 2013


You'll have to excuse my absence. Our retirement life is so full, my wife and I don't always get around to everything. Last week, she had ONE phone call to make -- and didn't do it. That means she has to make TWO calls this week. She'll be in complete bed rest until Wednesday. I have to get a haircut on Wednesday and I'll be checking into a rehab facility later.

## Ryan Braun is in the news again. They've found his name on another list from the Miami clinic. This one says he owes money. Braun says he stands on his previous denial and that he intends to fully cooperate with any investigation -- unless they ask him questions about it.

## The Yankees, who plan to use the 2nd and 4th oldest starting pitchers this season, are looking for a little more depth. Specifically, former Yankee, Chin Ming Wang, just to prove they're not relying on age. They're relying on rehab cases, too.

## Francisco Cervelli says he will not be playing in the WBC tournament this year. Maybe he heard the drug testing was a little more stringent there.

## SF Giant, Pablo Sandoval, always claimed that his weight problem would never negatively affect his play and proved it last year playing at a weight level the club did not approve of. So after a World Series victory, Pablo "enjoyed" his off-season, and came him extremely overweight, so overweight, in fact, the Giants refuse to divulge the exact number. However, it seems they are checking with the Yankees to get the name of CC Sabathia's tailor.

## Derek Jeter is always in the news, because...well, he's Derek Jeter. But get ready for a real onslaught of Jeter-Talk this summer, and not just because of his age. He is poised to move very high up on a number of career lists in various categories, specifically, doubles, runs, stolen bases and, of course, hits. He will also become only the ninth player in history to accumulate over 11,000 at-bats.
Unfortunately, they don't keep records on the number of starlets dated, because he's probably pretty high up on that list, too

Michael Jordan celebrates his 50th birthday. there have been a lot of obvious comparisons between MJ and LeBron James. Michael says Kobe Bryant is better than LeBron because Kobe has five championships and LeBron has only one. LeBron's answer: MJ has six rings, Bill Russell has eleven. Is Russell better than Jordan?  Ver-r-r-y Interesting!

Speaking of trash talk, my "quick wit" got me in a real jam this morning while shopping. Toward the end, I asked my wife if we were done. She said, "No, I have to go to the Health and Beauty isle." I said, "Okay, I'll get another cart."         Don't ever do this.

"Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly mailed the engagement diamond to fiancĂ©e Krisitin Cavellari. Probably just as well; Jay's unfamiliar with delivering rings."  -- RJ Currie
"Apparently NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $29.49 million in 2011. No wonder the league needs to levy all those fines."  -- Janice Hough
"Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been ordered to pay more than $1 million a year in alimony and child support. Even worse, he's still stuck with full custody of A-Rod."  -- Dwight Perry
"A 150-foot asteroid passed within 17,000 miles of Earth last week. Or to hear Bob Uecker call it, just a bit outside."  -- Dwight Perry
"ESPNU devoted 10 hours to college signing day coverage. I’d make fun of this, except that I work for a newspaper whose signing day sports section was three-quarters the length of this year’s Farmer’s Almanac."  -- Brad Dickson
"Wrestling is being dropped from the 2020 Olympics. Oh no, now NBC is going to have an extra 1.7 seconds of Olympic air time to fill."  -- Brad Dickson
"Police in a town in England are on the lookout for thieves that made off with a stash of right-footed women's shoes. I don't see the big deal. I've always had two left feet."  -- Cam Hutchinson
" Wrestling is going to be dropped as an Olympic sport. Rumors have started that Vince McMahon has started campaigning to be the next IOC President."  -- TC Chong



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