Archive for March, 2011
Really. What am I supposed to say about the Bonds trial? That it’s finally happening?
It is a disgrace, a travesty, an embarrassing display of everything that is bad with our short-sighted, wrong-headed elected officials; who should’ve put a stop to this seven years ago.
I really needed Kimberly Bell to explain to me that Bonds’ testicles weren’t as big as they used to be.
The people in the courtroom should be ashamed of
themselves. Judge Susan Illston for allowing the hearsay testimony, and the prosecutors, for stooping so low.
Here’s a nice little article about our Freak:
…. Lincecum may look ordinary, but consider a few tales of his athletic prowess: His junior year in high school, he went out for the golf team, having played three rounds of golf in his life. Needing to shoot under 40 for nine holes, he carded a 39. (One of Lincecum’s former baseball coaches told me that he once saw him drive a golf ball 315 yards, in sandals.) He can do a standing back flip and walk on his hands. (Some sneaker tread marks on his living room wall attest to his ability to do vertical push-ups, too.) He can throw a baseball more than 400 feet on the fly, far enough to clear the outfield wall from the batter’s box in any big-league park. Admittedly, these feats don’t necessarily conform with our prevailing notion of “athleticism,” which has essentially come to mean strong and fast.
But that’s the point: Lincecum has redefined and even reclaimed the term. He’s a pure athlete in the classic, schoolyard sense.
It’s a NY Times piece, and it’s worth
I’m not surprised to read that the Giants would like to get out from under the $46 million they
owe Barry Zito. I’m surprised that the team would leak that information, since it just makes Sabean’s efforts much more difficult.
I could see the Giants taking some real long-shot prospects and a couple of bucks to send him to the Yankees. And I can almost see the Yankees taking a flier on him. Almost.