Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • A Springtown woman is arrested for the murder of a child in 1982 after "cold case" investigators took a look at the case. With no new evidence, something doesn't sound right.  
  • Jerry Jones is taking what I think to be his biggest post-draft media beating ever after last night. Maybe it is because Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s son, Faisal, who was in the team’s draft room, made the first pick. 
  • How football is changing: For the first time in 50 years, a running back was not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. 
  • Photos of protesters yesterday during the Bush Center ceremony. (They were restricted to the east side of Central.)
  • Whataburger is going into the retail sales of its ketchup (which, by the way, I never knew was such a crowd pleaser.) But I've never seen a restaurant/fast food place successfully translate its taste to the grocery aisle. Taco Bell sauce and On The Border tv dinners come to mind.
  • Mrs. LL is coaching a girl's softball team this season and is doing really well. She's a big fan of aggressive base running. Or she's crazy. 
  • I still think about watching a game last year when a big, athletic girl would come to the plate. A different coach would go out to the pitcher every time, say some words of encouragement, and then hand her a face guard to be worn only for that batter. I always wonder about what was said: "You can get her. Just throw inside and low. Now put this mask on because she might kill you." 
  • From the Update: "5K RUN — The Skinnydipper 5K at Wildwood is 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the gate will lock at 12:30 p.m. The clothing optional cross country race attracts runners from all over the USA, Australia, Europe and Canada. A barbecue dinner is held after the race." Make your own jokes. 
  • I watched a little of the memorial service from Waco but couldn't stick with it. It was really hard to watch, but I'm not sure what made it different than other services. Maybe the fact it wasn't in a church?
  • There was an animated GIF going around of the pitches of Yu Darvish which got me thinking about the difference between a curve ball and a slider. I don't think I've ever felt so sports dumb as to learn that a curve ball actually drops in a straight line (think 12:00 o'clock to 6:00 o'clock) while a slider moves down and out (think Josh Hamilton swinging.)
  • The New York Times has an article pointing out the Texas prosecutors are losing their reputations as the "good guys" and face the loss of elections because of it.