i’m excited to see randy johnson pitch for the giants this season. he’s 5 victories short of 300 but still dominates hitters with a brushback chin-high zinger every once in a while. his pitch speed is down to low 90’s but i think a lot of batters are still hesitant to face him. his 2nd-half ERA last year was in the mid 2’s. he’ll also be a good tutor to the giants young arms. i’m not sure barry zito was set to be the leader yet in the clubhouse. maybe in arizona, the mullet was cool but he should get a more sf-friendly haircut before he makes his debut at att park.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. â€” The San Francisco Giants, having faced 6-foot-10 Randy Johnson more than any sadist would suggest, figured after signing him this off-season that the coast was clear. No more sidearm fastballs at their ribs. No more leg-trembling at-bats against the most intimidating left-hander of their lives.
Or so they thought. In Johnsonâ€™s first throwing session against Giants hitters on Saturday, his new teammates took a few too many pitches for his taste. Unabashedly incensed, Johnson grumbled afterward, â€œSwing the stinking bat!â€
â€œSomething tells me the next guy who takes a pitch against Randyâ€™ll get a fastball right in the cranium,â€ one Giants player said, requesting anonymity because he preferred not to be that guy.
randy johnson loses a little off the fastball, but not the reputation [ny times]
A woman didn’t come home one night. The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a girlfriend’s house. The man called his wife’s 10 best friends. Not one of them knew anything about it.
Friendship Among Men:
A man didn’t come home one night. The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a buddy’s house. The woman called her husband’s 10 best friends. Eight of them confirmed that he had slept over, and two claimed that he was still there.
i always have the best intentions of starting monday morning with a bang, finishing stuff that i neglected to finish on friday and getting a bunch of stuff done…then the internet calls and starts to suck the life out of me. this is what did it today:
-> google maps tells you how to get from seattle to honolulu in ~14 days [google maps]
-> 23-year-old east coast guy defends himself from getting mugged at fruitvale bart, killing one would-be robber and injuring the other. father of killed mugger, “…wants someone to pay for this.” [sfgate]
-> although, instead of just killing your muggers, make a “muggers wallet” to give over in case you get robbed – very nifty idea [wikihow]
-> new batteries are coated with a solar charging film. when the batteries go dead, leave them on a windowsill for a short while to make them recharge [gizmodo]
-> excellent iphone app to show you the nearest coffee shops using your gps as reference. how did we make it this far in life without something like this [tweakersoft]
-> tearjerker-story-of-the-day: construction workers on the new wing of a cancer treatment center in boston paint the names of the kids on the beams as they work – at the kids requests [boston.com]
-> the bart police still have some phones from that johannes meserle shooting that were confiscated and never returned. insane in the membrane first amendment violations abound! [indybay]
-> some sf supe wants to tone down the b2b race. the solution – responsible parents keeping their kids away from the whole thing like i do [cbs5.com]
seriously, what’s the harm in seeing stuff like this?
the nice thing about having a holiday during the week is twofold – you get the initial three-day weekend and then the following work week is only four days long. so, on that note, i’ve put in 12 hours of work this week so far and i’m officially headed towards the weekend!
-> i wasn’t going to give the octuplet mom nadya suleman the benefit of getting some space on doylez.com, but i figure it’s worth it because it depicts her in an ugly, negative way [celebitchy]
-> just knowing someone’s beer preferences really indicates what kind of person they are. can we just get barack obama in for a lifetime term already? [chicago tribune]
-> someone (single) built the entire rebel separatist landing craft out of lego’s [gizmodo]
-> riding bart isn’t all that exciting as most of the seats face frontwards or backwards. in some other subway systems, thought, the seats all face each other so you can get some interesting shots [dilidoo]
-> who would have thought that people in ohio have a sense of humor? the following plates were denied by their dmv – the story has a link to all of them [ohio.com]
i’m proud to say that i have a lot of relatives in ohio. happy wednesday beezies.
some people are into v-day while others dismiss it as just a marketing ploy. regardless of how you celebrate, it’s still a reliable source of humor for me with both my single and married friends. i’m looking forward to recovering from a nasty flu bug myself so it will be toned down from the usual grand spectacle i usually produce every year for the lucky lady.
here’s some gay moments in the world of sports [the chive]
some great relationship postings, courtesy of FML [f my life]
mateo has spent the last couple days at kaiser hayward because of some bronchiolitis. it’s pretty common among the little ones and a few other kids here are suffering from the same thing. it’s been with him for a week already the doctor said it could be another week before he’s back to normal. it’s probaby safer to spend the night in the hospital in case thing get worse because you don’t want to mess around with respiratory stuff too much, especially at 5 months old.
here’s mateo with his first two teeth cutting through:
on that note, i’ve assembled the following thoughts:
-> i haven’t showered since wednesday morning, but don’t feel all that dirty
-> the left shoulder of my shirt has some crusty dried throw-up
-> why are most nurses from the philippines?
-> why does the hospital cafeteria sell bacon cheeseburgers?
-> i can already see the days of the teen girls hanging out at the house waiting for one of my boys to give them the time of day
-> mateo rode from kaiser fremont to kaiser hayward in an ambulance. it was nothing serious but i think thats just how kaiser transports patients between hospitals. i asked them to turn the lights on but they declined. i rode in the ambulance with the baby just to make sure he would be fine and it was nice to ride in an ambulance without actually being the one strapped in the gurney.
more and more people are on facebook now and i get a funny look from people sometimes when i say that i am not on it, because they assume that i’m riding the newest applications and computer fads. the more i hear about it, the more i am convinced that i am better off writing my own column.
i’ve seen some pictures of ex-girlfriends, former schoolmates and former co-workers on facebook (forwarded to me by friends, because you need a facebook account to even see profiles) and it’s not a pretty thing. if i wanted to hang out with you, i would be hanging out with you. if i have to find you on a social networking service, then i probably don’t have enough time in my life to make this relationship worthwhile. i think the only real benefit that facebook provides is looking at pictures of these people in my past school or work lives and seeing the transitions of the better looking girls into horribly ugly fat cows.
a time columnist pulled some of the best quotes from his “friends” profiles [time magazine]:
back in the day, girls were getting perky nips for hunky giants catcher bobby estalella. now, the guys at santa rita jail cellblock 2 are the ones getting the perky nips as they anxiously await mr estalella to join them in the exercise yard.
bobby estalella has agreed to testify against his former teammate barry bonds about the cream and the clear [espn]
*please note that am providing these pictures solely for the intended use and enjoyment for my sister and in no way does this condone or suggest that i am even remotely interested in bobby’s impressive chest and arms. thanks.
i was at or near the top of the food chain when it came to computer hardware back in the day.
don’t be jealous of my ascend pipeline 50 isdn router, dual 20″ tube monitors or the 40MHz sun sparcstation 2 on my desk. my mac now has 100x the capacity of these two machines combined and is portable enough to use at the coffeeshop.
i will try these out and post the results, if i am still alive.