Archive for February 4th, 2009
I realize I haven’t posted anything in a while, and there is a reason for it: I don’t want to write about anything currently happening. I am sick of hearing/talking about the stimulus and it’s not my thing. I’d rather not talk about Tommy D. That’s about all there is to talk about, and I’d rather not. Instead, I’ll be posting some randomness, beginning with some thoughts.
* It is national signing day, so your televisions should be tuned to ESPN2.
* Some of ESPN’s baseball journalists are engaging in one of the best drafts ever called Battle of the Budgets. They must draft baseball teams on a $40 million budget. That means the players’ 2009 salaries cannot exceed $40 million. This has led to some interesting strategies. Do you splurge early for the best, or get the best cheap talent early and splurge late? They are in day 3 of the draft and it has been fun to watch. When the draft is done, the teams will face off in a baseball simulator. The champion of the budget teams will then play the 2009 Yankees. It is a lot of fun. They chat in between picks, which is pretty funny. Steve Phillips was the GM for the Mets, so there are a lot of jabs to throw around. Here are the links: Rounds 1-5, Rounds 5-10, and Rounds 11-15. The draft finishes on Friday with games to be simulated next week. I would also like to point out that several of my Red Sox players have been drafted. The Sox win not because of the expensive players, but the scrappy underpaid ones.
* Animal Collective’s latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, is awesome. I must warn you that they are unlike anything else I listen to (and unlike anything anyone listens to). They are a tough band to start liking, but once you do it is awesome. Here is there metacritic link: Animal Collective on metacritic. Here are a couple songs: “Brother Sport.” “Summertime Clothes.”
* Coleman won a court battle to review, though not count, over 4,000 ballots in Minnesota. This race may continue for six years only to end in another election. Coleman court win
* The Celtics are streaking again.
* Christian Bale is a serious man. Do not click on that link unless you want to hear a butt load of swears. In Bale’s defense, it sounds like the guy was repeatedly messing up shots.
* Manny Ramirez rejected a one-year $25 million offer from the Dodgers. He continues to be a baby. No one wants him, including the Mets, the Yankees, the Cardinals, and on and on. This is what you get for quitting on a team. No one will sign him long-term. I hope no one caves.
* I had a busy January, visiting friends in L.A., Minneapolis, and finally Syracuse. Last weekend was my first in Lincoln since the new Year. Though Syracuse lost to Louisville, Eric Devendorf is now one of my favorite players. He’s stone cold and not afraid to jaw it up a bit.
I may keep doing these random thoughts, or I may start turning them into longer individual posts so as to not waste them. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the silly randomness that was this post.
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