- Odd baseball thought: Was there ever a time when the umpire, after a foul ball, would throw a new ball out to the pitcher instead of handing it to the catcher?
- If you could have bad memories erased from your 'noggin, would you?
- Over the weekend I watched the new documentary on HBO called "Thrilla In Manila" about the final Ali/Frazier fight. If you can remember those times in boxing, you'll absolutely love it.
- And remember how hard it was to get information back then? After a championship fight, you were lucky if the local sports would tell you the result. Photos or, heaven forbid, video was out of the question
- One more thought: The day after the fight, my down-the-street-neighbor, Bud Vinson, and I were playing football in the street. When the evening edition of the Star-Telegram was thrown, we ran over to it to read about the fight. I remember a pic of a battered Joe Frazier and felt awful for him.
- I'm OK now.
- Funny exchange at the courthouse yesterday: Person A: "They are getting crazier and are almost impossible to deal with." Person B: "Who? The inmates or the DA's office?"
- Funny exchange #2 in discussing a secure place to keep a firearm: Person A: "Do you have a gun case?" Person B: "No, it was dismissed." Person A: "Huh?"
- The Rangers have changed the Dot Race from showing it on a video screen to three guys in Dot outfits running around the field. That's funny. Edit: Fox 4 did a bit on it last week.
- I'll occasionally stumble upon the Dr. Phil show. It sucks the life force out of me like nobody's business.
- The Shooting Of The Pirates (I'm going to trademark that phrase) was absolutely amazing based upon the ABC News graphic re-creation. (But I don't buy for a second that they shot because they feared the captain was in imminent danger at that very second. They shot because there was an open shot. But I really don't have a problem with that.)
- I can only think that baseball attendance will continue to fall. With more and more people able to sit comfortably in their homes watching in HD (if they care to watch at all), the whipping of driving to the game seems less and less appealing.
- Attendance at last night's Ranger game: 12,184. Eek. That's the "smallest crowd for a scheduled game in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington history."
- Trifecta death yesterday: Harry Kalas (who I considered the new voice of NFL films), ex-Tigers phenom Mark Fidrych (he talked to the baseball on the mound) and Marilyn Chambers (the greatest actress of her generation.)
- Guy gets handsy at The Masters last weekend. You can't do that!
- Hot girl. A krillion pics. Same pose. Every time. Here. (I don't know why, but I feel the need to warn that that the "B" word appears in the first few seconds.) But it can't be real. Can it?
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