Sports and my thoughts

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sports: Questions

Why does David Riske suck so bad?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sports: Well I was a little off

Last nights game between the Sox and Yanks wasn't quite the game I thought it was going to be.

But never the less I loved the results. Redsox blew out the Yankees 14-3 and just hammered the Yankee pitchers. Hopefully the same happens tonight with Mussina pitching against Schilling.

I know the Yankees will continue to fall apart through out this season. They are just too old and can only hit the ball. Sure they will get there share of wins against the teams with lousy pitching, but against studs like Beckett they will be shut down and there pitching just is not good enough to keep them in most games.

Randy Johnson has looked awful this year, although he did lower he ERA last night even though he gave up 7 runs, 5 unearned, last night in a couple of innings. Still sad. Once one of the most dominating lefties in the game now is a mediocore pitcher who can't hang with the Redsox any longer.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sports: Redsox Yanks game 2 of 19

Josh Beckett vs Randy Johnson

Last time Beckett pitched in Yankee Stadium he shut them out in the 2003 World Series clinching the Marlins to their 2nd World Series. Josh hasn't pitched well his last 3 games, going 0-1 with a 9+ ERA over those last 3 starts. But in the same respect Randy Johnson, while being 5-2 for the year, has not pitched well this year. Johnson his sporting a 5.02 ERA for the year, if not for the awesome run support he has had this year, he could very well be 2-5.

Right now the Redsox offense is on an up swing with everyone clicking except David Ortiz, and we all know it is only a matter of time until Ortiz breaks out of his slump. There is no better time to break out against the Yankees.

Tonights prediction: Redsox 7 Yankees 4

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sports: Redsox sweep the Orioles

This is how every weekend series should be the the Sox, sweeping their opponents. Once Francona moved Willy Mo Pena into center field, which I thought was a big mistake at the time, the team started playing better. Surprisingly Willy Mo is a better center fielder than he is a right fielder. With out Dustin Mohr and Willie Harris in the line up, the team is actually scoring runs too. Willy Mo is hitting 319 now, if he could keep that up and show a little bit more power the trade will be well worth it for Bronson Arroyo, who I don't think would be pitching this well for the Redsox.

The Redsox just need David Ortiz to start hitting.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Thoughts: Top Al Qaeda Leader arrested

This is why Pakistan is a better ally on the War on Terrorism than France, Russia, Germany, and all the American liberals combined.

A top Al Qaeda leader whose links stretch from Usama bin Laden's training camps to extremist networks in Europe has been captured in Pakistan, a U.S. law enforcement official confirms for the first time.

Pakistani officials also tell The Associated Press that Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a dual Syrian-Spanish national with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, has been flown out of the country to an unspecified location.

Nasar was captured in a November sting in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta that left one person dead, the American official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The official spoke to the AP late last week.

If it was up to the liberals and socialists of the world all these terrorists would still be on the run free to terrorize the free people of the world.

I hope the "unspecified location" is a torture chamber.

Sports: Bonds back on track?

With another home run last night Bonds is only 2 behind Babe Ruth with 712 homers. After going homerless for the better part of April he has 4 homeruns in the last 2 weeks.

So maybe Bonds is back on track?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sports: What a night

Last night was almost surreal for any Redsox fan. Can you imagine being Doug Mirabelli. You get a call saying you are traded to the Redsox, no big deal most of the time. You fly out and meet them the next day. Nope, not in this case. Mirabelli flew on a private jet from San Diego to Logan Air port in Boston in a rush. Now the game started at 7:05 and he didn't land to 6:48. They rushed him by police escort to the stadium and arrived at the park a little after 7.

Not only did he do all that, he also didn't give up any pass balls catching Wakefield.

Redsox ended up winning 7-3 with Big Papi hitting a 3 run homer in the 8th to ensure the victory for the Sox.

Player of the game, with out a doubt, Doug Mirabelli.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Thoughts: Happy May Day

A day with out illigals.

What would a day without illegal aliens really be like? Let’s try to imagine it.

On May 1, millions of illegal aliens working in meat-processing plants, construction, restaurants, hotels, and other “jobs Americans won’t do” are supposed to stay home from work to show the importance of their labor to our nation’s economy. Doubtless, there will be some inconvenience if that happens, but there is another side to the story that is not being reported.

We are talking about illegal aliens, not mere “immigrants.” If legal immigrants stopped working for a day, we would miss the services of physicians, nurses, computer programmers, writers, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs of all stripes, and some airline pilots…as well as the CEO of Google. That would be more than an inconvenience, but it won’t happen because legal immigrants are not out marching angrily for rights that are already protected by our courts.

But if illegal aliens all took the day off and were truly invisible for one day, there would be some plusses along with the mild inconveniences.

Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.

OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles’s maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent.

Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.

In Durango, Colorado, and the Four Corners area and the surrounding Indian reservations, the methamphetamine epidemic would slow for one day, as the 90 percent of that drug now being brought in from Mexico was held in Albuquerque and Farmington a few hours longer. According to the sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado, meth is now being brought in by ordinary illegal aliens as well as professional drug dealers.
Go read more.

Sports: Redsox reaquire Mirabelli

He will be catching Wakefield tonight versus the Yankees.
The Boston Red Sox have finalized a trade to obtain catcher Doug Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Clay Meredith and cash, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney is reporting.

Mirabelli, Tim Wakefield's normal catcher last season when Mirabelli was with the Red Sox, will be in the starting lineup Monday night against the Yankees.

The Yankees also tried to obtain Mirabelli to keep him from returning to the Red Sox.

Glad the Yankees didn't get him. And I am even happier we traded to get Mirabelli back.

Sports: Redsox need a big series versus the Yankees

Tonight starts the first series the Redsox will play against the Yankees, now more so than before we need a big series.

The big question tonight is how will Johnny Damon be treated. I heard a lot of people say he will be cheered on his first at bat and booed the rest of the game. I think they are partially right, but I expect a mix of boos and cheers on his first at bat. I would be one of the few fans cheering him on his first at bat, but I think more Sox fans will be booing. Why? Because he is a traitor who said he would never play for the Yankees. Yup, until they offered him $52 million. I guess everyone has their price.