Archive for June 17th, 2009

17
Jun
09

He’s a WITCH!

The Long Beach Armada are an independent league baseball team featuring such luminaries on their roster as Jose Lima and Hideki Irabu. That’s right, Mr. Fat Toad HIMSELF is back in the game, trying to make a comeback in the indy’s. Also on the roster is Josh Womack, a former 2nd round pick of the Seattle Mariners (2002) who was subsequently released. The 24 year old OF may have only reached AAA in the Mariners organization but he has at least one thing going for him, he can do this totally awesome bat trick.

And yes, if you’re wondering, it was Lima who calls out “Nice pants” to Womack, who replies with a suitable response, “Nice Face.”

[With Leather]

17
Jun
09

6-Year Old Makes Catch of the Day

833-derby-full.standalone.prod_affiliate.7Out on the water with her mother and father, 6-year old Tegan Humphrey ended up pulling out of the water a 138.8 pound halibut, big enough to win the Lady Angler division of the Homer (Alaska) Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Not too bad a feat for the 40 pound youngster, besting the next closest competitor by 77 pounds. However, while her parents were impressed and proud, Tegan herself was a bit sad, it was a nice catch sure, but it was the wrong species.

“She was fishing for a mermaid, and she didn’t get what she wanted,” said Courtney Humphrey, her mom. “So she was a little disappointed.”

Having already caught a decent-sized chicken halibut earlier in the morning, Tegan rebaited her hook and cast again.

“No sooner did she hit the bottom, than that fish was on,” ship charter captain Rob Hyslip (left) said. “And it took off zinging line. Next thing I heard was, ‘I can’t crank it, I can’t crank it.’ “

Tegan’s father, Charles went over to help, and the battle lasted about 25 minutes. As he was reeling in the fish, Hyslip took out his sawed-off shotgun.

“You’re not going to shoot my fish,” she pleaded.

“Yeah,” Hyslip acknowledged. “She wasn’t thrilled at first. She didn’t really understand what was going on.”

Ultimately she relented and the Hyslip shot the fish in order to bring it on-board. While her father did the hard work in bringing it in, everyone agreed it was her fish, and the small angler was exhausted.

“She was completely tuckered out,” Courtney said. “I’ve got an awesome picture of her on the way back in, sleeping.”

[Anchorage Daily News]




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