Former all-star pitcher, three-time 20-game winner for the Borg, pitching coach for the Borg and Mutts and all-round elder statesman for MLB Mel Stottlemyre died in Seattle at 77 following a lengthy battle with cancer today. He got into one World Series with the Borg in 1964, winning one game and losing one game (Game…… Continue reading RIP Mel Stottlemyre
Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages! (With apologies to Claude Kirchener): It sometimes felt like it would never get here but 2019 has arrived, and most of the hot stove questions that lour’d upon our rooting interests are hanging there still. Machado. Harper. Grandal. And best of all, Realmuto remains lumbered with those…… Continue reading Welcome to the New Dispensation
Here’s your all-purpose trade or fade headquarters for the Weenter Meetings. I rarely venture out into that unnatural meteorological aberration meself, being a tropical creature and all that, but there are presumably great doings being planned, executed and abandoned out there in frostbitten Las Vegas so we ought to provide a place to discuss them.…… Continue reading Weenter Meetings HQ
As I do every year, I am dedicating our Thanksgiving to the memory of the twenty million or so Native Americans who were shot, starved, exiled, sickened, betrayed and herded into near-extinction while over a roughly 300 year period we were constructing the forerunner of the pax caucasia democratic state, and then the state itself,…… Continue reading Happy Native American Extermination Day, Everyone
The news came as no surprise. Early this morning the phone rang and someone handed it to Christian Yelich, late of the Macondo Feesh. “You’ve won the National League MVP award for batting .326 with 36 home runs and 110 ribbies, leading the league in average, slugging percentage (.770), OPS (1.000), weighted runs created plus,…… Continue reading Christian Yelich Wins NL MVP. Nice Work, Jeter. Now Go Rot in Hell.
To the sadness of comic book fans of all ages, the great Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Ant Man and others, but especially to be remembered as the godfather of Howard the Duck (whose name I wrote in for President in 1980 and proudly wore a T-shirt with his slogan,…… Continue reading RIP Stan Lee, Godfather of Howard the Duck
You heard it here first back in spring training. J T Realmuto has had it with the Feesh. After verbally spanking their terrific young catcher in March for asking to be traded in the wake of Beep Beep’s demolition derby, franchise hatchet man Mike Hill began purring and cooing late in the unlamented season about…… Continue reading Realmuto Drops the Other Cleat: Won’t Sign Extension with the Feesh
No, I wasn’t just trying to get your attention. Our old pal, car wash magnate Lenny Dykstra, was indicted the other day for threatening to kill his Uber driver when the driver informed him that in order to change his destination from Linden, New Jersey to Staten Island he would first have to change it…… Continue reading Uber Driver Kidnaps Lenny Dykstra, Takes Him to Police Station
Marty Balin, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane along with Paul Kantner (d. 2016), died earlier today at the age of 76: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/marty-balin-co-founder-jefferson-airplane-dead-76-n914951 He was one of the greatest of all the 60s rock vocalists and songwriters, even if for much of the time he had to live in Grace Slick’s shadow. Lots of folks I know…… Continue reading RIP Marty Balin. We’ve Lost Another Great One.
Last night, the Gnats and Fellow Travelers were rained out so the ongoign test of Rizzo’s faith did not take place. No doubt he was there in spirit, crouching among the anathemata festooning his orifice, benevolently overseeing Pax Lernica with his usual optimism. As a result, the Feesh – in losing again to the the…… Continue reading Biddy Scratchings for a Sultry Saturday When Prof, Scouts and Happy have gone AWOL
I don’t know if anyone else here is old enough to recall either version of The Ox Bow Incident, the brilliant, classic 1940 novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark… …which was made into William Wellman’s classic-redux 1943 movie starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews. The book and film are the definitive study of the lynch mob…… Continue reading This Season’s Ox-Bow Incident: the Josh Hader Lynch Mob
It’s nearly 11 AM here on the sunrise side and nobody has posted the scores for last night. Chalk it up to triskaidekaphobia if you want, or maybe just plain laziness. Whatever. I plead the latter in posting only these two scores which were barely relevant to me, and those of you hometowners out there…… Continue reading Friday the 13th Chicken-Out Edition
The Feesh are orf tonight before opening a first half closing series with the unexpected Feelies, who will be bringing their fans and their horrible horsemeat and Velveeta™ sandwiches to Macondo Banana Massacre Field. Tonight, though, I’m free to let my imagination drift, untethered by disinterest, to a subject which is always in the back…… Continue reading No Thanks, I Already Have a Penguin
In an interview published in the Sun-Sentinel today, Rainbow Warriors managing partner Derek Jeter says he’s not happy with the way the team is drawing at home. Well how about that. The Feesh are dead last in attendance in MLB by a pretty wide margin and ackcherley threaten to usurp the season-low record of an…… Continue reading Jeter Says he’s Unhappy with the Feesh’s Attendance. No Kidding?
Note: By the time I got finished writing this and posted it Scouts and Prof had sneaked up behind me and managed to get their daily recap up. Ah well. Feesh 4, Bums 2: right now the Dodgers are a dispirited, injury-wracked team in apparent disarray. After losing four straight to the lowly Little Red…… Continue reading He Hasn’t Said, She Hasn’t Said, but I Woke Up First: CPAP Edition