Archive for August 20th, 2008

20
Aug
08

He Better Have Ordered the Frog Legs

The fine folk over at With Malice have a great story about former Yankee, and Rangers pitcher Hideki Irabu who hasn’t been active in baseball circles since retiring from the Hanshin Tigers in 2005; certainly his major league career was nothing worthwhile, finishing with an era of 5.15 and a grand total of 34 wins in 80 starts. Well, never fear, he’s still keeping himself busy, for example he briefly owned a Udon restaurant, although that was unfortunately shut down only a few months ago. Oh, he also lives with his mom, so he’s got that going for him.

Then, the other night in Osaka, while out to dinner with a friend, Irabu, 39, opted to pay for their meal with a credit card, which apparently in Japan is not always an accepted practice. When the manager informed Irabu that that his card was rejected, Irabu freaked out and grabbed the manager by the hair and threw him into a wall and other violence followed. Irabu was subsequently able to pay with a different card, and then was later arrested by the gendarmes; he is now out on bail. It’s good to see that he is finding active ways to occupy his time, and that the competitive edge still burns within. You know, he might be a perfect fit for the Yankees rotation now, he HAS to be better than Carl Pavano right?

[With Malice]

20
Aug
08

Her Name Was Lolo

Lori “Lolo” Jones is an American hurdler who has won several national championships and a world championship in her main event, the 60 meter hurdles. Also, before the games it was rumored that she was going to race a horse but it turns out that was a hoax. Despite clipping the final hurdle in the finals of 100 meter hurdles at the games the other night, she’s still a winner to me, and really, for all of us. Only 26, she may be too old for the 2012 games, but I think she’s going to come back and dominate. Born in the heartland in Iowa, Lolo is as American as they come, and I for one want to celebrate her as a wonderful American hero, preferably on a romantic dinner date to my apartment where I chloroform her and we live a happy life together forever.

20
Aug
08

Get Well Soon!

Carl Yastrzemski was taken to the hospital for triple bypass surgery on Tuesday. The surgery reportedly went well and he’s resting and on his way to recovery now. Take it easy Yaz and get well.




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