the term ‘ballot-stuffing’ was brought up at least a couple times during the all-star game last night, as if to echo popular nationwide response to getting 4 giants as starters – matt cain, pablo sandoval, buster posey, and melky cabrera. those critics were quickly silenced by their awesome performances last night – showing the doubters that they were not starting only because of some crazy fans. the other teams were just sorry to admit that their marketing departments don’t run as well as the giants do – if they even have marketing departments. i can imagine the royals marketing department to be a guy splitting time picking the stuffed animal giveaways and doing some field work before games.
buster posey was pretty quiet, but he still deserves a mention
the announcers said something yesterday that i hadn’t known. i already knew that willie mays was one of the best players of all-time, but he was an all-star 24 TIMES. derek jeter had 13 years under his belt and a-rod did 14, but can they do another 10 YEARS beyond that? forget it.
does everybody remember the two guys in the ac transit fight? here it is again in case you want to watch it again (or watch it 20x like i just did).
wild 94.9 interviewed them both some time afterward and it was pretty interesting to see the two guys in a normal environment. the white guy still acted the same but i was surprised by how articulate the black guy was. his demeanor on the bus seemed about normal to me but he was a totally different guy once he got into the studio. he said he was ‘drunk’ and also regretted his actions.
the real treat is that someone liked this enough to make a song about it
i thought i was having a dream about firetrucks during my daily morning worknap™, but it was actually a firetruck at the office. the firefighter politely declined my request to sit up in the cab of the truck. just for clarification, that is a banana peel i am holding in my hand.