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I used to love watching Baylor just turn his shoulder and take the lump. He never made a move to avoid the ball but let's face it he was a bit too big to move quickly enough to avoid a 95 mph fastball. Note too that neither Baylor nor Biggio charged the mound. A lot of people could learn from that.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 07:19 PM on June 06
trt, We're reading the same story. Both Squiterri and Albom acted inappropriately. Both did things that deserve firing. But Albom is being protected by the Freep because he's famous. USAT let Squiterri go because he was really just a nobody. (Appearances on Hardball don't exactly count toward fame because nobody watches MSNBC.) I was saying that the different reactions of the employers was because of the fame, or lack of fame, of the employee. It seems to me that Albom should be fired but I think they're not going to because he's famous. The things you listed are the things the employers ought to consider. What I meant was that they are considering more than that.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 01:33 PM on May 20
trt, But he wasn't a best-selling author. This is about fame. And just so we're clear: My earlier post should all be attributed to MGoBlog. It wasn't entirely clear, I think, above.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 06:10 PM on May 18
The ACC BasketBlog has a slightly different take on this matter. From the Detroit News: "Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom lifted quotes from other publications without attribution and in some stories quotes appeared to be slightly changed from how they appeared elsewhere, according to a Free Press investigation of their embattled star writer." (via MGoBlog) rcade, Here's the link to the Detroit Free Press article.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 05:26 PM on May 18
"I have no sympathy." Clearly. And sadly.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 01:12 AM on April 19
"Screw Them" Kos can take a flying leap as far as I'm concerned. I saw that cat on C-SPAN and he made me want to vomit.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 01:10 AM on April 19
We should all honor Tillman's sacrifice.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 11:38 PM on April 17
Screw the Yankees, all due respect. Who cares about them? Not me.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 11:36 PM on April 17
Yeah, worked out really well for the Olsens, all the child actors from Gary Coleman's old sitcom and loads of other child actors. Well... unless you count eating disorders, drug habits and criminal records as negatives. Society passes laws to protect children because they can't protect themselves. And it seems a perfectly legit thing to do. Now, 18 is the age of majority and so it can be claimed that we shouldn't have rules to protect adults from themselves. However, the question is what is best for those involved in the game: owners, coaches and players. Something tells me the game would be better without so many uncapable teens at the ends of benches. (See, e.g. Darko Milicic)
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 11:08 PM on April 13
chris2sy, I fear we'd learn as much from BP as we do the extraordinarily staged debates.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 06:14 PM on April 13
France = first world nation???? Let's slow down and think about that one for a minute.
When Bush threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium (I think it was a WS game against the D-Backs.) after 9-11 he smoked a fast ball right down the pipe belt high (from the pitcher's rubber) while wearing a bullet proof vest that limited his movement. John Kerry bounced the ball to the catcher even though he was standing in the grass in front of the pitcher's mound. Not that it matters that much but Bush is seemingly a pretty decent athlete.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 03:19 PM on April 13
An age limit protects the older players at the end of some team's bench. And most of those players are also black. The difference between having a veteran on the end of the bench versus a 19 year old in the same position is that the veteran can help a team win. To call an age limit racist is an example of loose thinking.
All this talk about "if that chip goes down then DiMarco wins" is nonsense. Tiger would've had a putt for par and a tie that would've sent it to a playoff. Saying "well if things had gone differently then they would've been different" then you can't stop me from saying "if DiMarco had made that chip then Tiger would've made his putt" now can you? If ifs and butts were candy and nuts, every day would be a holiday.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 08:05 PM on April 11
I was clicking around earlier and found loads of good stuff all over the net about golf. Who woulda thunk it? Remember the days when golf broadcasting was boring? But now they're zipping from one shot to the next and using tape delay to great effect. But what was up with not showing the back nine of the third round Sunday morning? Talk about missing out on the ratings. Maybe it's a contractual thing with the Masters but I've got to question that decision.
posted by ZDYOLDMAN at 08:36 AM on April 11
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