Monday, October 23, 2006
Kenny Rogers' pitching hand during Game 3 of the ALCS (left) and in the first inning of Sunday's Game 2 of the World Series. The lefty appears to have a similar-looking brown substance on his hand in both instances.
Last night Kenny Rogers was spotted with a substance on his pitching hand. It is being reported by the MLB umpires and Kenny Rogers as a spot of dirt. However, after washing it off before the second inning there was still a lot of discoloration on his hand.
This whole thing was handled in such a horrible fashion that I can't believe it. In my opinion the Cardinals should have really pushed the issue, but I am wondering if Tony LaRussa is putting his friendship with Jim Leyland ahead of winning. Tony who in almost every other game would have been all over the issue and the umpires, let this go for some reason without really asking a lot of questions.
Now don't get me wrong. I think LaRussa is one of the best if not the best manager in baseball. I just don't understand how he did not protest or anything last night.
I want to hear what you all think. Is it no big deal? Should Rogers be out of the World Series? Is MLB becoming a joke as far as it's policies and rules? Holla.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
After trying for a couple years, and many visits to specialists they had been told they would not be able to have any children. I guess that they were wrong. Their baby is due May 4th.
I am so happy. They are going to be great parents, and I am very excited to be an uncle. My daughter London will love having a cousin.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Last week Brian was 2 for 3, however he was wrong on his "lock" of the week.
This week Brian believes he will reverse the bad luck. He still has picked his NFL games with a 95% accuracy.
Here is his lock of the week pick for Sunday 10/08/06.
New Orleans over Tampa Bay.
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My friend Zach emailed me and told me not to walk, but to run to the nearest store in order to buy the new John Mayer album. I have not purchased it yet, but I wanted to pass on the info.
Look for Z's review of the album in the comments section.
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Thursday, October 05, 2006
The St. Louis Cardinals look like a new team. After just escaping one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the Cardinals have hit the playoffs full steam ahead.
Weaver helped St. Louis grab a 2-0 series lead today with the help of the bullpen by pitching a 2-0 shutout. LaRussa went with Weaver instead of Suppan and once again he made the right call. Suppan who is much better at home will pitch game 3 and try to wrap the series up.
The defense has been playing great. In my opinion Belliard has come up huge for the Cardinals at Second Base. He has made some huge defensive plays at critical times. The only thing that I see as a problem right now is the base running.
Pujols made a running error that worked out only because the Padres defense fell asleep. I am a huge Albert fan, but he has to start making better decisions on the base path. I love his intensity and his desire to win, but he has to be a little more under control on the base paths. Wells also caught Molina napping on the bases today. The Cardinals are need to cut down on there base running mistakes the deeper they go into the playoffs.
I predicted the Cardinals would sweep the Padres and as of now my prediction looks good. Look for the Card to wrap it up at home in game 3.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Here is a story that happened to me last night. I found it to be very funny and I wanted to share it.
First, let me start by saying that my wife Brittany is the bomb. Brittany is a great cook and makes me very healthy and very good meals every day. We don't have a lot of snacks around the house, and I have really been wanting some as of late.
Last night Brittany called me from the grocery store and asked if there was anything that I wanted. I said all I wanted was some snack food. I told her we have not had any good snacks in the house for some time, and I would love some snack.
So about an hour goes by and Britt gets home. I was very excited to see what she got so I ran to the kitchen. There it was. Brittany had bought me Chex Mix, and Rice cakes. That is right, Rice fricking cakes.
I was devestated. Now I have rice cakes to eat. I think my wife was telling me something, but I am not sure. Could it be the fact that I have gained about 30 pounds since she met me about 4 years ago? I don't know.