Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sports: He only wishes

It has been 5 glorious years since the Yankees have won the World Series. That has to seem like 86 years to the Yankee fans. But don't worry Yankee fan, Steinbrenner guarantees a World Series ring this year.
George Steinbrenner is predicting the New York Yankees' five-year World Series drought will end this October.

"We're going to win it this year," the Yankees owner said Wednesday. "We're going after it."

The Yankees haven't won the World Series since beating the New York Mets in 2000. They lost to Arizona in 2001 and to Florida in 2003, were eliminated by the Angels in the first round of the playoffs in 2002 and 2005, and wasted a three-game lead against Boston in the 2004 AL championship series.

I don't even think the Yankees will make the play offs. Sure they will score tons of runs but I don't think their pitching will be enough to carry them through out the 162 game schedule.

There is no way Aaron Small or Shawn Chacon will duplicate what they did last year. If those two didn't have the year they had the Yanks wouldn't have even made the play offs last year. Yankees got older while the Redsox got younger, and don't even get me started on the Blue Jays.

George you shouldn't make promises you can't keep. I promise you that.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Thoughts: This awful economy

Just ask any liberal, this is the worst economy in a 100 years. The Great Depression has nothing on this economy. But yet the unemployment has dropped to 4.7%.

Employers stepped up hiring in January, boosting payrolls by 193,000 and lowering the nation's unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, the lowest since July 2001.

The fresh snapshot of the jobs climate, released by the Labor Department on Friday, suggested that the economy started the new year on fairly good footing.

Although the 193,000 gain in payroll jobs in January fell short of the 250,000 new jobs that economists said to anticipate before the release of the report, it still marked a sturdy showing and was the biggest increase in jobs since November.

"There's no question we're getting back to better days for job creation," said Ken Mayland, economist at ClearView Economics. "There's been a sense of unease in the American workplace and this should help relieve that. The economy is getting on off to excellent start in 2006."

Moreover, job growth in December turned out to be stronger than previously thought. Revised figures showed payrolls expanded by 140,000 _ an improvement over the 108,000 new jobs first estimated a month ago. Employment was revised up for some previous months as well.

The unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in January, from 4.9 percent in December.

Prove positive that cutting taxes works.