August 4, 2009

That’s a big, bright and beautiful moon out there tonight. The air temp is 99, the pool temp is 94, and the air is filled with that charming Valley of the Sun summer combo of crickets chirping and A/C units humming. Perfect for these observations:

Mark my words: the Red Sox are going to lose all six games against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Yankees and, for all intents and purposes, be out of the AL East and AL wild card races by Sunday night. While I applaud the acquisition of Victor Martinez (after all, they desperately needed another solid bat in the lineup), they still have no starting pitching beyond Jon Lester and Josh Beckett, and GM Theo Epstein’s strategy of going bargain-basement hunting with castoffs Brad Penny and John Smoltz is going to bite him in the a$$ this week.

While I appreciate his power production over the last six weeks (actually, the last six years), I’m here to tell you, steroids or not, David “Big Papi” Ortiz is done. His bat looks slow, he’s trying to pull everything, and it’s a sad thing to watch.

Unfortunately, the same holds true for catcher Jason Varitek. The Red Sox have suddenly grown very old, very fast. Theo’s going to have to re-tool this team over the winter.

Winter. God, I love that word!

The fact that the White House is attempting to not just cut off any dissenting word regarding his heath-care overhaul but target those who dare speak out against it should send a chill down the spine of every red-blooded American patriot.

The pressure from Obama’s Department of Justice to overturn the Black Panther/Philadelphia voting precinct indictments is going to come back and haunt him.

A guy comes up to me in the produce section of the local Fry’s and says to me, “Hey, Great White Shank, what do you think is the best-ever Beach Boys song?” I replied, this. Listen for the double acoustic guitars that enter halfway through the first verse and the saxaphones (tenor & alto) that start honking at the second verse. Oh, and don’t forget to listen for the pristine Brian Wilson contralto harmony during the fadeout. This is BW taking Phil Spector up another notch. It don’t get a whole lot better than that.

OK, OK, here’s another video. Because that’s the way I feel tonight.

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  1. […] all, they did bitch-slap the Orioles pretty good just before heading to Tampa Bay last Tuesday to meet my expectations. Let’s face it, this team is being measured on how well they perform against the good teams, […]

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