December 14, 2010

Damaging hail in Oregon, then a tornado. Deep freeze in Florida. Massive snow amounts around the Great Lakes, and an unusual “Pineapple Express” setting up in a La Nina year. You see? This is what happens happens when you have Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid still in charge in Washington.

Cliff Lee goes to the Phillies. That’s quite a rotation the Phils will have this coming year – Roy Halladay, Lee, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt. But the Red Sox have (at least potentially) as good a rotation with Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, and John Lackey. As inconsistent and baffling as Daisuke Matsuzaka is, any team that can boast of a Matsuzaka as their #5 pitcher in the rotation is starting from a position of strength.

…not that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Daisuke traded to the West Coast before spring training.

The idea of 2012 presidential debates starting next summer makes me want to hurl. I’d love to see an audience gathered for an event that no one shows up for. It’s far too early, give people a chance to decompress from 2010 and enjoy their summers, already, will ya?

Did Harry Reid stay awake through the 2010 elections? I mean, how clueless can you be?

This story seems bizarre to me. With cameras everywhere the guy not only takes $1.5 mil in gambling chips, but – even harder to believe – is allowed to speed away on his motorcycle alive? Audacious to be sure, but somehow I’m thinking ass is getting kicked at the Bellagio security office.

It’s December 14th and Christmas cards have been as slow coming in this year as I’ve ever remembered. I’ve cut down big-time over the years – like I’m sure everyone else has – but it still is amazing to see 2-3 days go by without a single card in the mail. I can remember years growing up with cards all over the place from near and far. Supposedly lots of people prefer e-cards now, but call me old-fashioned, I’m not going there. Still, I can imagine that in twenty years the whole idea of sending Christmas cards by mail will be nothing but a quaint practice of the ancient past.

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  1. You will be getting an ecard because the ones I send are very special and creative…like you. Postage used to be affordable and people could send lots of cards…not so much anymore. It is going to snow, sleet and freezing rain tonight and tomorrow…too bad you two are in balmy AZ instead.

    Comment by Jana — December 15, 2010 @ 12:05 pm


  2. You will be getting yours in the more traditional fashion – with a little token of our affections. 🙂

    Comment by The Great White Shank — December 15, 2010 @ 8:54 pm


  3. I wish I could find a way to ship my world famous baked cheese grits to you….knowing that a delivery of this would give you the Christmas warmth I so enjoy watching (said warmth emanating from a sudden rise in blood pressure and neck veins on the verge of rupture at the mere thought of eating this holdiday epicurian delight)

    Comment by Jana — December 16, 2010 @ 5:49 am


  4. The Phillies have a great rotation but the addition of Lee doesn’t really solve their Giants problem. The Giants beat the Phillies last year when they didn’t have Lee and they beat Lee twice in the World Series. They’ve solved their Yankee problem, though. 🙂

    Comment by Rob — December 16, 2010 @ 10:50 am


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