“The ball’s coming straight at us!”

It took four fill-ups at my local Hess gas stations, plus purchasing a 24-pack of Diet Pepsi, but I received my prize. My “prize,” for sending in the receipts from those four fill-ups and for the 24-pack of Diet Pepsi, were two free New York Yankees tickets.  Not bad.  Friday, April 26, Yankees versus Toronto,…

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Sex, baseball and stupidity

This week, as the baseball regular season wound down and the playoff hunt wound up, I wanted to watch some baseball games and get excited about the upcoming pennant races.  Heck, there’s at least five National League teams with a clear opportunity to snag that second wild card playoff berth, and there’s a distinct possibility…

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Replacing the Replacements

It’s going to be a good night tonight.  I’m watching one of my favorite films, Time After Time. However, it wasn’t until a couple of days ago, that I could have actually seen the film. And therein lies a cautionary tale. When it comes to lending anybody anything from my personal collection, I follow one…

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Rest in peace, Hideki Irabu

Can you believe this?  I can’t.  Not at all. But then again, I hadn’t heard anything about Hideki Irabu in a long, long time. Follow along with me. Once upon a time, there was a baseball pitcher from Japan named Hideo Nomo.  He later joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, and became the first player from…

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The Bawdiest Sports Names of All Time

Sometimes it’s caused by changing someone’s birth name to a nickname.  Other times, it’s because the surname means something completely different when translated from that person’s home dialect into English.  But you gotta love these athletes whose last names, first names, nicknames and any combination of the above, can cause titters and giggles and snickers…

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Lou Gehrig and a swivel stool

I was at Crossgates Mall today – I wanted to reprint one of my artworks for Altamont, so Ritz Camera did the honors. Since it would take about 30-45 minutes for a completed print-job, I took a walk through the mall to do some “window-shopping” and kill some time. One of my “window-shopping” stops was…

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