Archive for June 8th, 2009

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Jun
09

I Live to Frolf

Say what you want about the lameness in Frolfing (frisbee golfing), this is a really impressive throw no matter what.

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08
Jun
09

Mike Winters’ Mouth Needs to Be Washed With Soap

Umpire Mike Winters likes to talk a bit of a blue steak. He’s the umpire who 2 years ago angered Milton Bradley by telling him to “shut the fuck up and play the game,” Bradley complained that Winters was “treating him like a piece of shit,” and Winters told Bradley that he was “fucking piece of shit.” Bradley went after him and tore his own ACL in the process. Oops. Also, in 1998 apparently Winters told Charlie Hayes to “go fuck himself” when arguing balls and strikes which made HAYES go crazy. Clearly Winters is a people person.

So, it’s fair to say that Winters likes telling players to go fuck themselves. This video, captured from Saturday’s Dodgers/Phillies game features Matt Kemp getting a called third strike and then complaining to Winters about the call. Winters, thanks to the Fox microphones can clearly be heard telling Kemp that no, in fact he isn’t “fucking kidding.” Fun!

[CMSB]

08
Jun
09

F1 Star Painted in His Own Oil

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The above portrait of 2008 F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is due to make its first public unveiling at a VIP event at the British Grand Prix, an event the British-born Hamilton won last year. What makes it particularly notable is that the artist, David Macaluso used the race-oil from Hamilton’s championship-winning McLaren as his supplies. The portrait, paid for by Hamilton’s sponsor, ExxonMobil is not the first that Macaluso has done using motor oil, portraying President Obama in a similar style painting as well.

When explaining his choice of materials, Macaluso said (through an ExxonMobil press release) that,

Painting with the Mobil 1 used motor oil offered a wide range of tones and was obviously a very refined product from its texture. It was extremely smooth and very particle-rich, with all the engine dirt in perpetual suspension, making for a great painting medium.

Hamilton himself likes the painting saying he was “very impressed with the oil painting.”

For more of Macaluso’s work, check out his homepage here.

[Jalopnik]

08
Jun
09

I Thought Center Field was a Glamour Position

During yesterday’s Sox/Rangers tilt, after making a phenomenal catch, Jacoby Ellsbury reinjured the shoulder he tweaked earlier in the game, forcing him to have to come out. With the return of Mark Kotsay to the Sox bench, there are now two center field options, him and Rocco Baldelli and it seems neither was particularly excited to play center. The two men squared off in the oldest of baseball traditions, deciding who plays where via Rocks-Paper-Scissors. Baldelli wins and gets to play right.

I like that Tito allowed this, after all, what’s the difference? Both men play the position solidly and no one else was available with JD Drew having received a cortisone shot earlier in the day. No reason to make it a big deal. I like it!

[Sox & Dawgs]





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