Archive for July 17th, 2008

17
Jul
08

Beam Me Up Another Doppelganger

Reader Ian sent this doppelganger pairing in, and it looks like a winner to me. Be sure and vote in the poll below to let these doppelgangers dance in the doppelganger forest with the other doppelgangers. doppelganger.

Dave Trembley is the manager of the surprising Baltimore Orioles, whom no one expected to go anywhere this season and instead they have impressively hovered around .500 for the season. Whether or not it lasts, for Trembley, a long-time minor league manager and former bullpen coach, the ride has been awfully fun so far. William Shatner is of course most famous for his turn in Star Trek as Captain Kirk, but I prefer to think of his fine work for priceline.com as the benchmark of his career.

trembleyshatner

17
Jul
08

Heads Up!

Buster Olney wrote once in his column about how maple bats were becoming a problem, then, every other baseball media person started echoing the statement and now apparently the shattering and splintering of maple bats is a concern. The power of media! Anyways, FanIQ decided to take all the controversy and put up a nice little collection of photos of people about to get slammed by a flying bat. Hilarious! Check out the rest of their photos here.

I love this one, especially the little baby reaching for it, you just know she’s about to get clocked.

[FanIQ]

17
Jul
08

Yummy Olympic Athletes

One of the things I love about the Olympics is that the villages where the athletes stay have thousands of condom distributors around because the athletes are constantly boning one another. And why not? They’re all in incredible shape, and once you do your event you’ve got like a 2 week party vacation with nothing else to do. Plus all those raging hormones from increased testosterone and whatever from exercising so much leads to lots of needed stress relief. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to be incredibly attractive like some of these athletes. Gawker put together a very nice collection of some of the hottest athletes who will be participating in the games, and you should definitely check out their full gallery. Enjoy!

Stephanie Rice, Australian Swimmer

Stephanie Rice, Australian Swimmer

Lu Xuan, Chinese Gymnast

Lu Xuan, Chinese Gymnast

Elka Graham, Australian Swimmer

Elka Graham, Australian Swimmer

[Gawker]

17
Jul
08

SNUBBED!

The Emmy nominations are in and the fact that The Wire didn’t receive even a single nomination for anything is one of the biggest pieces of Hollywood bullshit ever.

Really, you’re saying that Kyra Sedgewick and The Closer are a better show? Who the fuck even watches that?

While I’m psyched about the comedy noms for The Office and 30 Rock, that The Wire was overlooked is an embarrassment to whomever it is that comes up with these nominations and I hope they get crotch rot.

Also, I wonder if Jerry Seinfeld feels dissed since pretty much every other guest star on 30 Rock got an Emmy nomination but him…

17
Jul
08

Jerry Manuel Gets Grilled

Mets manager Jerry Manuel spoke with CBS 2 in New York the other day, and since local news is so damned schlocky, they needed a nice hook, how about Jerry getting interviewed by his daughter, Natalie, who is working as an intern at CBS this summer (I wonder how she got that job…)

I thought Manuel’s response when asked if the interim title bothered him was great, saying “I really disregard the title. I think even when you have a contract you’re interim.”

Fast forward to about 1:30 to see Manuel’s cute daughter asking her daddy about discipline.

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17
Jul
08

Sad Day For Baseball

First Alyssa Milano announces that she no longer will be dating baseball players–we’re dating now instead–and now this, Hideo Nomo has announced his retirement. It’s like baseball is losing all the great ones.

For Nomo, this technically marks his second retirement, as in order to become the first Japanese pitcher in the US, he had to “retire” from Japanese baseball, thus using a loophole to leave his contract in Japan and come play for the Dodgers. In his first year in the bigs, Nomo won the Rookie of the Year award, led the league in strikeouts and started the All Star game, striking out 3 of the 6 batters he faced. His second season featured his first of two no-hitters, in pre-humidor Colorado no less!

Continue reading ‘Sad Day For Baseball’

17
Jul
08

What Have You Accomplished This Year

glauserDave Glauser is just a typical dude from Toledo, he’s 61 years old, works as an auto parts salesman and enjoys playing sports. It just so happens though, that he’s awesome at sports. On Monday, while playing a round at Giant Oaks Golf Club in Temperance, Ohio, he fired in a hole-in-one. That’s pretty neat, but not extraordinary, lots of people have done that, even at his age.

However, this is now his 3rd hole-in-one, to go along with the 3 times he’s rolled a perfect 300 bowling game. According to about.com, the odds of an amateur golfer hitting a hole-in-one is 1 in 12,750 and for rolling a perfect game, 1 in 11,500. This guy has now done both, 3 times each!

He’s very modest about it,” Glauser’s daughter, Allison Schroeder, said. “He pretends like he’s calling about something else and then he says, oh by the way, I got a hole-in-one. He’s very excited about it, but he’s not the type to brag.”

Glauser has no intention of slowing down, “I’ll keep going as long as I can. I’ll keep doing the same old thing, playing until I can’t play anymore. I just love the challenge and I try to keep active.”




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