The Campaign For DA

10.15.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Mark down yesterday in Rangers' baseball history as having the most bizarre inning in the history of innings. The 7th. 53 minutes. Chaos. Objects thrown from the crowd. Mothers guarding children. Weird plays. Three errors by one guy. I think I heard my neighbor run out the door screaming, "Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husbands!"
  • I would think Elvis Andrus was pulling a Pete Rose by betting on baseball and throwing the game if his performance wasn't so ridiculously bad. (By the way, that guy who made an unfathomable three errors in one inning makes $15 million a year and is under contract to make $103 million in the future. All guaranteed. And to think I represent people accused of stealing $50 from Walmart.)
  • I didn't even mention the greatest bat flip of all time. I love this. 
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  • And BagOfNothing has the greatest vine ever of a kid being destroyed at the game by a celebrating dad. Deadspin called it, "Sports Baby Goes Down."
  • I had a five minute discussion yesterday with two people up at the courthouse about "Let's rank the household chores based upon difficulty." Floor/carpet cleaning won. Doing laundry was a controversial topic. Bed making caused an argument because neither of the other two do it. They obviously are disrespecting the military and I won't stand for it!!
  • The morning show on The Ticket did a segment on how underpaid and overworked the Dallas police are. You kidding me? In just a few years after hiring they make in the mid $60,000 range and that doesn't include the ridiculously paid side jobs, increased pay for night shifts, health care, a pension, and being in a union which will defend you no matter what you do. And they work for the government which has a million times more restrictions on how they can treat you in comparison to the private sector. Heck, just don't murder someone on video and you'll never be fired -- and maybe not even then. 
  • The jogger who was hacked to death with a machete by the former Aggie was a 53 year old runner, married, lived on a "typical looking suburban street", and was "quiet and largely stayed to" himself. Good lord, that's me. 
  • Some people ask whether there even has to be a trial since the alleged killer confessed. You want to live in a world where a cop comes out of a room and says, "He confessed" and that's all that is needed to be locked up for life or executed? 
  • Baylor is 41-9 in its last 50 games, averaging 50.1 points and 607.6 yards since November 2011. But, of course, "they haven't played anyone." They are Walter White with a machine gun.
  • I would have preferred a headline of, "That's a tough one, pal" . . . . 


46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me be the next to say, rtg is a repeat. Albeit, a very, very, nice repeat.

Anonymous said...

If you understood baseball you would realize what a d!ck move the bat flip was. It was Terrell Owens dancing on the star! Pitcher should have taken the next batters head off!

Anonymous said...

RTG: A repeat favorite from February and May 2011. Curvy in a classic RTG sort of way. Although Bacon did not rate her very well.

BG you provide an important public service. Thank you for all that you do.

Howard Roark said...

multiple time repeat RTG, but oh what a repeat...

Anonymous said...

The RTG girl has been used multiple times, but I know why you continue to put her up. She has got to be one of the sexiest women alive.

Anonymous said...

The fact that you love the bat flip is disturbing.
That is an unspoken no no.

He deserves to get plunked right in his cranium for that bush league crap.

And next year, he will.

DF Jeff Bannister

Andy Stevenson said...

The witches at Salem were executed based on confession.

David in Red River said...

Hey Barry....not that I'm complaining...but I think the RTG is a rerun.

Anonymous said...

If jogger had been black, and machete nutcase white, wouldn't the media/Obama/Sharpton be having a field day about it being a hate crime?
But not this time...he was just a crazy guy.
Liberal hypocrisy is sickening.

Anonymous said...

I think that's the third time you've posted that pic. At least we know what you're into. ;)

Anonymous said...

After reading all that...I am...falling...back to sleep...........

Good picture though.

Triple Fake... said...

the top of that inning was equally strange, with the run scored on a tipped throwback to the mound. While the play was being reviewed, the radio play-by-play guy sez: "I'm leafing through the rule book trying to find the applicable reg for this." The color announcer then sez: "At some point, you have to forget the rules and consider what's right and wrong."
Uh, where has this guy been for the past hundred years? You can question whether the ball was in play, but it's not possible to pit common sense/right-or-wrong vs. the RULEBOOK.
And the only good news for the Ranger fan base is that we can forget about Nellie's Game 6 for a while and wail about Elvis' Game 5. I think the sensible thing to do is trade him off. For no other reason than to just put that episode behind us and move on. Plus, that's a career-defining (negative) moment, and he needs distance from it as well.

If a cop comes out of the room and says "he confessed", and that's not what happened, don't you reckon the "confessee" would have something to say about that? If it was as easy as how you describe it, confessions would be flying all over the place like crickets.
(I may have just invented the word confessee. Confessor describes both a person making confession, and the person hearing it, which makes very little sense.)

Anonymous said...

Only in baseball and only by baseball morons do you have your entire contract span (most of which hasn't been played through yet) and a 167 game season judged by one game. And I don't expect a baseball moron to get details like Elvis only being charged with 2 errors correct.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 'confession' issue, it should also be pointed out that "false confessions" happen quite often, by people coming forward who are either delusional or are just publicity seekers. They still have to be investigated, confirmed, and proved up at trial by supporting evidence.

Anonymous said...

Agree with previous comments - the bat flip was childish, bush-league, look-at-me foolishness. I'm not a Rangers fan, and it annoyed me. I get the emotional impact of a play like that, but there's a huge difference between celebrating and being an @$$hole.

Anonymous said...

Good lord, that's me.

The man who was brutally murdered was an electrical engineer with degrees from major universities. He was a man of science and mathematics. That aint you, slick.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what's my ex-wife doing as RTG again?

DF Alex Rodriguez

Anonymous said...

Worst household chore? Scrubbing the toilet after one husband and two sons use it. Do you people ever flush?

DF Woman at the End of her Rope

Anonymous said...

Definitely RTG HOF material...

Anonymous said...

Not only is today's RTG a repeat as noted....but she is a multiple repeat.

Anonymous said...

Don't know that I agree or disagree with your comentary on the Dallas Police force. Personally I am willing to give people that can get shot, burned, run over, etc... doing there job a little extra consideration.

real DF Jeff Banister said...

8:46 & 9:06 If you don't want the hitter to celebrate with the bat flip don't throw him a pitch he can hit four miles. In this at bat the batter won the match up and the game and the right to play in the ALCS. The pitcher loses the batter wins. Deal with it. And 9:06 if you are going to DF me at least spell my name correctly.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Repeat or not, who really cares?! You guys do more back-checking these pics and Jason's meaningless scoring than wordy's invented facts. Geez, give it a break.

Anonymous said...

If the guy jogging White Rock Lake had of been carrying a pistol maybe the outcome would be different. Hanging out in remote areas, even in city parks, is dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about The Supreme Ruler Walker retiring!?!

Anonymous said...

The bat-flip is harmful, hateful, and downright painful to Louisville Sluggers. We have to stop this!

DF Bat Lives Matter !!!

Sam Brows said...

9:29 - I'm just wondering here, but the throw to Elvis covering second...do you suppose that gets scored as an error On Elvis if he hadn't on the previous batter just picked up an error? I mean, I looked at that reply several times and I get that the throw wasn't perfect, but I can see how Elvis could have been charged with that error as well, so I personally wouldn't call someone a moron for suggesting he had three errors in the inning. It easily was the worst inning of baseball for me, watching the Rangers, that I have seen since watching Brian Bohannon give up multiple Home Runs in the first inning of a game in old Arlington Stadium. If Elvis were a football player, his name would be Phil Pozderek (my apologies if I mis-spelled his name, I didn't google it first).

And, I agree with Triple Fake, the thing to do is get rid of Elvis in the off-season. The problem is, after that singularly bad inning of baseball, i'm not sure you find a willing taker (though doesn't Boras really want him playing in New York?) who won't want the Rangers picking up half the guy's contract. And that sounds like it might be a deal killer for Rangers Management.

Anonymous said...

That bat flip was pure excitement over an incredible moment for the player. He had also had terrible ABs in the game up to that.

If he had done it to disrespect the pitcher, I guess I could understand. But Old School Baseball needs to suck it on this one.

Besides, whining about trash being thrown on field, long stares, and bat flips doesn't make Elvis terrible inning any better.

Anonymous said...

10:13 So you want NFL style celebrations after every homer, strike-out, etc. Baseball doesn't tolerate that crap for a reason. Act like you have been there before, no need for the bat flip. #beanthebeaner

Anonymous said...

I would think Elvis Andrus was pulling a Pete Rose by betting on baseball and throwing the game if his performance wasn't so ridiculously bad. (By the way, that guy who made an unfathomable three errors in one inning makes $15 million a year and is under contract to make $103 million in the future. All guaranteed. And to think I represent people accused of stealing $50 from Walmart.)

You're right Barry, Elvis is probably betting on baseball and Walmart should start handing out money instead of having people prosecuted for stealing.

But you know; your government must just not be making it easy enough for people to get their handouts that they are entitled to.

These thieves you represent; doesn't sound like they can pay you? I'd like to understand that arrangement.

wordkyle said...

"invented facts"?

Anonymous said...

Are you resentful of the pay received by the Dallas PD? The requirements to become a cop in Dallas are very demanding, how about for a lawyer? Physical? nope, Psychological? no. Lie detector? no. Drug testing? nope.

If this is such a sweet gig, why can't Dallas keep it's cops? The turnover at the Dallas PD is massive.

Anonymous said...

Good Times:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 314 criminal immigrants last month in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as murder, attempted murder, child sex crimes, sex offenses, weapons charges and drug violations.

That's just one area.

Anonymous said...

Barry's friends on the left say that all lives don't matter. That includes 53 year old white male joggers.

This is no longer the country that we grew up in.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I am thinking most of your readers save a daily log of the RTG you put up every day. Wish I had that much time.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG looks like one of the DHS science teachers in her earlier years. Oh, the HUMANITY!

Anonymous said...

Barry can't listen to Prager because it makes him feel like a fool.

Anonymous said...

12:36 I'm a Border Patrol Agent in Harlingen, Texas, last year we processed and released (into The United States) 25,000 aliens from my Sector alone.

Anonymous said...

2:31 PM

Did those aliens say "Take me to your leader"...?

Anonymous said...

I have a picture of the RTG in my Wallet just in case times get hard.

Anonymous said...

Hey bu when you catch that ambulance do you walk away and flip your keys in victory?

Anonymous said...

Let's all take a moment to hold our fingers up and salute our fine sheriff on his retirement. Here's to you, buddy.

Anonymous said...

Why nothing on the sheriff leaving? I for one think it is pretty crappy for an elected official to not serve the remaining 25% of the term. Guess Devon pays more?

Anonymous said...

I would love to live in a world where an alleged killer has no trial when there are eye witnesses(like the spick that was put down yesterday for shooting a cop twice then three times in the back of the head) and he confesses, which I'm sure are video taped. And no sitting on death row for 15 years either. But there is just one thing wrong with that world. Liberal weenies will never let it happen because they are thenthitive toward the killer and don't like police officers no matter how much they make protecting us every day.

Anonymous said...

Hey dumb shit the rtg is a double repeat.

Anonymous said...

I have a driveway sensor that sends a signal to my house if a car, person, deer or dog walks near it. You can put the sensor in your car and if a door is opened you will get a beep in your house. The thief will not be aware that you have been alerted. Keep your shotgun loaded with buckshot. Or if you just want to scare him you can have a remote firecracker igniter.