Monday, April 30, 2007
Anyway, sure enough, he jumped, so the Yankee fan gave the Red Sox fan the $50 he owed.
The Red Sox fan said "I can't take this, you're my friend".
The Yankee fan said "No! A bet's a bet".
So the Red Sox fan said "Listen, I have to admit, I saw this on the 5 O'clock news, so I can't take your money".
The Yankee fan replied "well, so did I, but I never thought he'd jump again!"
Friday, April 27, 2007
Mike and the Mad Dog agree: Damon is always hurt and is a liability in the lineup. How many more years on that contract?
I don't get it. How can they have no pitching? Where did all that money go? And what are they going to do when April-Rod cools off, which he will. Or has he already?
Never count the Yankees out. But this year their situation seems more dire.
I love Mike and the Mad Dog.
cool gales shall fan the glade.
Trees where you sit
shall crowd into a shade.
Where'er you tread
the blushing flowers shall rise,
and all things flourish
where'er you turn your eyes.
From Semele, by Handel.
Love it. Love the music, too, which I am unable to find.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
"Dude. Wyncha mix in a walk."*
*credit where it's due. It was Joe Morgan's line.
Someone's gonna say, " yeah, well, we swept you five last year." They need to be reminded of the greatest sports choke of all time, and the fact that the MFYs haven't won a championship since last century.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
A(pril)-Rod is smokin'. The question is whether he can become October-Rod and whether NY fans will turn on him if he doesn't.
Flaherty and Kay spent the entire time talking baseball. A lot was said, some of which I didn't agree with, but it was 99% baseball talk. No promos for reality dating games. I haven't seen the postgame yet, but it will be the same way. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
I'm glad we were able to install Minky at first for the MFYs. Coco's triple wasn't hit that hard, but Minky had sense enough to play out of position. Myers did his job, too.
The two caught-stealings could have been big. Why take yourself out of an inning?
I like having the two Japs on the team. After the game, there are white guys, black guys, latin guys and oriental guys smiling and shaking and slapping and bowing. Nice. Thanks, Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.
Wanna know more about the game? Skip the MSM. Read Schilling's blog. If I were Schaughnessy, I'd be scared, too.
Friday, April 20, 2007
"The logic behind this attitude baffles me, but I suspect it has to do with a basic difference in worldviews. Some people think that power should exist only at the top, and everybody else should rely on "the authorities" for protection."
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Arnold, who is on vacation at Myrtle Beach, has a stranglehold on first. Scott is five points behind and will pick up two when Philip goes. The rest of us are floundering.
Monday, April 16, 2007
He sniffs for squirrels tunneling under the snow . . .
. . . and searches overhead in case they're lurking in the snowy branches:
Also, he plays snowplow. Here he comes . . .
. . . and there he goes!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Cleverness, cuteness, shortness and related to the Mother's name in some way are all desirable qualities.
Go for it.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Matsuzaka has a great face and a winning smile. I was lukewarm to having him join the Red Sox. But he's growing on me. Also, he fields his position well. I like JD Drew, too. I like these rural guys (Papelbon) who spend their time hunting in the offseason.
I really like the Yankees announcers. Jerry and Don are fine and funny, but the Yankees announcers are really baseball people and very serious. Lots of good analysis and no more biased than the RS. Also, I'll take YES over NESN. The endless promos on NESN are tiresome. The babes are nice, too, but they take it all more seriously on YES. Michael Kay has a great voice.
If you haven't checked out 38pitches yet, I highly recommend it. Schilling is unique and special. His writing is far more interesting than what you'll find on the sports pages.
Incredible win today for the Yankees. I'd have preferred that they lose, but I'm happy for ARod. He is a great player (like it or not) and the fans there won't get off his back. In four games, the Yankees starter has made it through the fifth inning only once. And why is Brian Cashman considered such a great baseball guy? Why isn't he able to construct an omnipotent team with the resources he's given? Just asking.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Sherburne-Earlville drama club excels in theatre festival
Published on: Friday, April 6, 2007
SHERBURNE – On Sunday, April 1, the Sherburne-Earlville High School Drama Club took part in the Michael Harms Theatre Festival at the Civic Center in Syracuse. They performed two one acts from their fall show, including “Always” which was directed by Ellen Fagan and “Any Minute” which was written and directed by Joe Mettler. Several students were recognized with awards and scholarships for their abilities. Individual Commendation Awards were given to Justine Cameron for her performance in “Always” and to Joe Mettler for writing, directing and acting in “Any Minute,” and to Mark Wessing for his sound and lighting on the whole production. Shayna Andrews received the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Scholarship for her excellent Stage Managing abilities and Adrian Enscoe received the NYSTEA (New York State Theatre Education Association) Scholarship for his characterization of Paulie in “Any Minute.” The Anonymous Scholarship went to Joe Mettler for writing, directing and acting in “Any Minute.” Joe received a huge amount of praise from the adjudicators for the play he wrote, including their help in contacts for publishers for his play. They compared the style of his play to Samuel Beckett's “Waiting for Godot” and suggested that he get the play published, saying that there are many colleges and theatre groups across the country who would love to work on this kind of performance piece! Sherburne-Earlville was also honored to receive the Award of Excellence for overall excellence in their production at the festival.
Director Colleen Law-Tefft said, “I believe that this is the largest amount of awards we have ever received at this festival in the seven years that we have attended. We have never won the Award of Excellence. They only give out five scholarships and we received three of them!”
Law-Tefft also pointed out that this was a busy weekend for most of her students since the majority of them had competed on Saturday at the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition in Binghamton and had their spring band and chorus concert also on the Sunday. ”All of these students, regardless of being recognized, are incredibly creative and handled themselves like professionals!”
Students who attended were Joe Mettler, Adrian Enscoe, Justine Cameron, Brenda Hoefler, Ellen Fagan, Mark Wessing, Shayna Andrews, Eric Robertson, Rachel Walters, and Chris Dushko.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Poor Gina sang well on Tuesday. At least better than two or three of the others, but as it so often happens on AI, she got voted off. How's that for a sentence?
Scott and Claire are the only two who have their top four still in the competition, and Arnold is the only one who has had two of his bottom three voted off.
Sanjemima has a following of teenyboppers, apparently. Phillip is hard to kill. Haley's got legs.
The standings with eight remaining:
Buy locally, get screwed.
God, I love the internet. Thanks, Al.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
2.) I just made a helluva lot of chicken fried rice, and it's delicious. I made enough to last me days, even weeks. It has carrots, onion, green pepper, snap peas, and celery in it. I'm psyched. Recipe available upon request.
Renowned metallurgist Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed on TV last Thursday that Sept. 11, 2001, was a more significant date than most of us realized. It was, in her words, “the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel.”
This, of course, came as news to steelworkers, blacksmiths, firefighters, manufacturers of samurai swords, and other fools who hadn’t realized that steel is forged in magic furnaces using dragon breath and pixie dust.
But I am tired of melinda's "who, me?" expression when she receives a compliment. She's almost thirty. Time to realize how good you are, kid.
Remember Bucky? Ace? The little minx? Much superior talent this year.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Mrs. Pfohl's team is going again and this time Mrs. Longman's DIV II team is going. Both are in The Large and Small of It. Woot!
Today is of course Opening Day, and the Sox were disappointing. You can't lose 7-1 to the Royals on Opening Day with Curt on the mound. Lots of good baseball going on though. I'm watching Felix Hernandez pitch in Seattle right now, and he's just amazing. Red Sox gotta get some guys like that.
Today was one of the nicer days we've had this spring, so I took advantage of a relatively short day of class to get out on my bike for the first time. It was gorgeous and fun. Now I'm actually sitting in a lecture for my business certificate that's actually very interesting, but I had the laptop out to watch the Red Sox lose, so i figured I'd write a little too. I should go back to paying attention for at least a little while.
I've always been a little suspicious of Curt Schilling, mostly because he is such a blabbermouth. But, I"m coming around. He has started a blog, in case you haven't seen it, that is unlike anything I've ever seen in the sports arena. He fields hundreds of questions from fans, and responds to them at some length, thereby, he says, communicating with the fans without the idiots from the media distorting what he says. His replies are respectful, literate, and detailed. How he has time for it, I know not.
Apparently he has a feud going with Dan Schaughnessy of the Globe. Schaughnessy wrote a column viciously mocking Schilling, his blog, and his "fanboys" a few days ago. It made me wonder why Schaughnessy became a sportswriter.
Considering Schilling's charity work, the things he says, the way he says them, his family and his beliefs, his work ethic and the bloody sock, I'm won over.
There's also a blog called www.soxandpinstripes.com with writers from the rival factions, but I wasn't impressed the one time I checked it out. I'll have another look.
It's opening day for the Red Sox. I'm starting to get up for it. I wonder if anyone we know went to a spring training game.