Sports and my thoughts

Monday, October 31, 2005

Men are happier

Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from
such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The
garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of
themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can
be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear
a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO
shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the
truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to
drive to another gas station restroom because this
one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and
think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work,
more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress
$5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your
chest when you're talking to
them. The occasional well-rendered belch is
practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister,
or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone
conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know
stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only
one suitcase. You can open all your own jars.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still
be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a
three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
You almost never have strap problems in public. You
are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original color. The
same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You
only have to shave your face and neck. You can play
with toys all your life. Your ! belly usually hides
your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes one
color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter
how your l! egs look . You can "do" your nails with a
pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning
growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for
25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder
men are happier.

Joke of the day

A local barber shop installed a new robotic barber to
take some of the pressure off of him.

A fellow came in for a haircut and after being told about the "new barber" decided he would give it a try. As the robot began to cut his hair, it asked the man, "What's your IQ?"

The man replied, "140." So the robot preceded to make
conversation about physics, astronomy, investments, insurance, and so on.

The man listened intently and said "This is really cool."

Later another man who was waiting for a haircut stepped up to the robot's chair, sat down and the robot asked him before beginning his haircut, "What's your IQ?"

The man replied "100." So the robot started talking
about football, baseball, and so on. This man too thought to himself "Wow! This is really cool."

Next, a third man stepped up to the robot's chair,
seated himself and the robot, as with the others, asked him "What's your IQ?"

The man replied "50."

The robot then said, "So, I understand you Democrats
are really excited about Hilary running for president?"

Thoughts: Liberals are going to go nutts

Bush has selected his new nominee for the Supreme court, Samuel Alito.
President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito on Monday to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base.

"Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges in America," the president said in announcing Alito's selection. "He's got a mastery of the law and a deep commitment to justice." Bush exhorted the Senate to confirm his choice by the end of the year.

The choice was likely to spark a political brawl. Unlike the nomination of Harriet Miers, which was derailed Thursday by Bush's conservative allies, Alito faces opposition from Democrats.


After the Miers controversy the Republicans in the Senate better have the testicular fortitude to put up the fight and get this man on the bench

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Sports: I'm so sick of this shit

I just wish we could fine a team that wants to http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2207464"> trade for Manny.

One of Ramirez's representatives told Red Sox owner John
Henry that Ramirez again wanted to be sent to a different team and wouldn't
report to spring training unless his wish to be dealt is met, a team source told
The Boston Globe.
Ramirez has the veteran right -- he is a 10-5 player,
meaning 10 years of continuous major league service, five with the same club --
to block a trade to a team he doesn't want to join, and Gene Mato said the
slugger might change his mind during the process, The Globe reported.
General
manager Theo Epstein declined to comment on the reported trade request.
"Manny, his representatives, and the Red Sox have open lines of
communication and will throughout the offseason," Epstein told The Globe. "I
think we all want whatever is in the club's best interest and Manny's best
interest."


Manny should just shut up and play.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Sports: Potential Free Agents

Who do you want on your team?

Redsox should try and sign:

BJ Ryan
Johnny Damon
Tony Graffanino
John Olerud
Mike Timlin
Tom Gordon
Roger Clemens (I wish)

Not much out there I really want. I guess maybe a Todd Jones or Bob Wickman, but I think they are too old and were a fluke last year.

Sports: Does baseball need Redsox/Yankees

Evidently they do, as this years World Series had the lowest ratings in history.
The Chicago White Sox's first world championship in 88 years was also the lowest-rated World Series ever.

Chicago's four-game sweep of the Houston Astros averaged an 11.1 national rating with a 19 share on Fox. That's down about 7 percent from the previous low, an 11.9 with a 20 share for the 2002 World Series between the Anaheim Angels and the San Francisco Giants.

While the 2002 World Series, which went seven games, rated higher overall, it was only averaging an 11.0 through four games.

This year was a drop of almost 30 percent from last year's series, in which the Boston Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals for their first title in 86 years. That had a 15.8 rating with a 25 share.



Thoughts: A sad day for liberals

Looks like Karl Rove won't be indicted.

Karl Rove won't be indicted Friday as prosecutors and his lawyers try to resolve questions in the CIA leak investigation, two people close to Rove told The Associated Press. The White House still braced for an indictment against another top aide.

In discussions Thursday, Rove's lawyer was told by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's office that investigators had not completed their investigation into Rove's conduct in the case and they would continue investigating, the people said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of grand jury secrecy.

Rove's lawyers were told there still were matters to resolve before the prosecutor "decides what he is going to do, so Mr. Rove will not be indicted today," one of the people said.

Fitzgerald scheduled a 2 p.m. EDT news conference in Washington, along with an FBI investigator in the case.

Liberals are going to whine and complain on how Rove scared the Grand Jury or some kind of wacko conspiracy theory on why he isn't being charged.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

THE WORLD'S SHORTEST FAIRY TALE


Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl
said, "NO!"

And the guy lived happily ever after and went fishing, watched
football,
played golf a lot and drank beer whenever he wanted.

THE END

Thoughts: Maybe I'm giving Bush too much credit

I was at lunch today talking to my father about Harriet Miers withdrawing her nomination. And we came up with a good thought, but I think we might be giving Bush too much credit, but just listen to this. This theory all depends on who Bush nominates next for the Supreme Court.

Bush might have known what would happen if he nominated Harriet Miers, I don't think is stupid, like most Democrats happen to believe. Bush probably knew the base would snap and fight to stop her nomination. And if they didn't Bush probably believes should have made a good Justice. I don't think she would have, but I think he does. But Bush also knew or thought he couldn't get someone like Janice Rodgers Brown, Priscella Owens, or Miquel Estrada through the Senate Republicans. But now with the base in an uproar over the Miers nomination he MUST nominate a known conservative or he will feel the wrath of the conservative base.

I don't think there is a Republican in the Senate that will vote against one of the above nominees with the uproar that they just heard over the Miers failed nomination. Maybe just maybe Bush knew he needed the base, a fired up base, to get one of these nominees passed and appointed to the Supreme Court.

Now if Bush nominates Alberto Gonzalez or another one of his cronies you can throw my theory right out the window. But I'm hoping and praying he nominates a strict Constitutionalist to the highest court in the country.

Sports: Now comes the most exciting part of baseball

The offseason!!!!

Now all the rumors and trade ideas will be flooding the internet and who which team will sign or trade away.

Now being that I'm a Sox fan, I'll start some rumors, well actually wishful thinking, of my own. This is going to be a very tough offseason for the Sox as we have a lot of holes to fill and not much talent on the free agent market to fill them all.

Our line up as I see it today is:

LF: Manny
CF:
RF: Trot Nixon/Gabe Krapler
C: Jason Varytek
1b: John Olerud/Starter
2b: Dustin Pedria
SS: Edgar Renteria
3b: Kevin Youkilis
DH: David Ortiz

Rotation:

Curt Schilling
David Wells
Tim Wakefield
John Palpabon
Matt Clement
Bronson Arroyo

Bulpen:

Keith Foulke
Mike Myers
Lenny DiNardo
Craig Hansen
Manny Delcarmen
Chad Bradford
Mike Timlin

What I would like to do.

I would love to see Manny get traded, I know we won't get full value on a trade for what Manny is worth, but if we could get 75-80% of his value and 100% less "Manny being Manny" I would love it. Nothing kills me more when Manny hits a ground ball and doesn't run it out. Specially when it is a double play ball that is bobbled that he would have beat out.

I've heard rumors that he would like to go back to Cleveland or possible the Angels. I would discount Cleveland out of the equation right away as I don't think they could afford him unless we paid a healthy chunk of his salary. Which I would be totally against.

The angels have a plethora of good young talent I wouldn't mind getting my hands on, but I doubt Manny will be traded anywhere unfortunately.

I think Johnny Damon is going to sign else where, I would love to have him on the team next year, but I think he will want too many years and too much money. The max I'd be willing to go is 4 years $36-40 million. If he wants a guaranteed 5th year he can go screw. If we don't resign Damon I'm not sure who else is really out there that could fill Damon's shoes. I thought I over heard Figgins from the Angels and Rowand from the White Sox are free agents, both I wouldn't mind having on my team. If not I wouldn't mind seeing if Hanley Ramirez can play center. Tampa Bay also has an abundance of young and highly talented outfielders, I wouldn't mind taking a chance on Rocco Baldelli to play center if he is the odd man out.

John Olerud is a good defensive replacement and situational hitter for the Sox that I would love for us to have next year. But I think we need a solid first basemen to start here. I really wouldn't mind seeing David Ortiz playing 1st all year. He played decent defense in the few games I've seen him play in, including the 2004 World Series. I don't want Paul Korneko, I think he is too streaky and strikes out too much. But I don't think there are too many more options than him out there.

Our main concern, just like last year is our pitching staff. My main concern is the closer role. I don't see Foulke coming back and pitching like he did in the 04 post season. I think it is a must that we sign a Billy Wagner type closer. He would solidify our bulpen and give us much more flexibility with our relief pitching. Plus we have some options in the minors in Ave Alverez and others who I think will help the team in 06 much more than they did this year.

Our starting rotation is a cluster fuck again with way too many questions for me to take.

How will Schilling's ankle and body hold up next year? Will he be able to regain his dominance form? I am an optimist so I am assuming he will regain his form and pitch like he did for us in 2004. But even with out him we won 96 games last year.

David Wells who I despise for being a Yankee at heart has said he wants to finish his career in San Diego or he will retire. If we could package a trade to the Padres for Adam Eaton or Akinori Otsuka, I would be all for that. Maybe Wells and Shoppach for either of those that would solidify our bulpen or starting rotation. If we lose him, I'd just have Palpebon fill in his place.

Matt Clement started off the year on fire but finished up the year so bad I wouldn't even have included him in our post season roster. Hopefully his problem was something physical that the Sox can take care of in the off season. I thought I heard he might need surgery on one of his knees. Nothing serious but that could have been his problem.

But our main problem this off season is resigning Theo Epstein. I know he is holding out for more money right now, but he won us a GOD DAMN WORLD SERIES!!! PAY THE MAN!!!!

Thoughts: Another worthless study

I wonder how many millions of dollars went into this no brainer study. A women's brain switches gear before her period starts.

Even if a woman doesn't seem moody in the days before her period begins, chances are her brain is working differently, according to a new study.

Researchers from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York found that women with no apparent premenstrual syndrome mood changes may use parts of their brains differently over the course of their menstrual cycles.


Well no fucking shit. Be around any women for longer than a month and you can figure this out for yourself.

This is almost as relevant as the study that men and women are actually different.

What a waste of fucking money.

Thoughts: Does it get any snankier than this?

Paris Hilton had sex in a portapottie.

Paris Hilton had sex with her new boyfriend in a portable toilet, it has been claimed. The hotel heiress is alleged to have got hot and steamy with new lover Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos in the unlikely love den at an exclusive Hollywood party.

According to reports, the pair spent the evening kissing and groping each other before sneaking into one of the loos to get frisky.

Sports: White Sox win world series

Now only the Cubbies suck.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thoughts: Two major flaws in this poll

A majority would vote for a Democrat over President Bush if an election were held this year, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

In the latest poll, 55 percent of the respondents said that they would vote for the Democratic candidate if Bush were again running for the presidency this year.

First major flaw, even I would vote for a Democrat over Bush right now, which Democrat you may ask? Well maybe a Zell Miller or anyone else like him who has zero to no chance of getting the democratic nomination. Would I vote for Hillary Clinton or any other wacko liberal kooks, not a chance. I'd rather write in my own name than vote for one of them. So until they poll whether Hillary, Kerry, or any other named Democrat would beat Bush it is ilrelevent.

The 2nd major flaw is the Democrats aren't running against George Bush in 2008. So why the fuck does it matter if an unnamed Democrat would beat him in the first place?