If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -Isaac Newton
1. I cannot tell you how fun it is blogging when your teams are winning. Like my main man Broadway Joe always says: When you win, nothing hurts. I’m here to tell you, right now, I’m feeling no pain. Haven’t got time for the pain. I haven’t got room for the pain. I haven’t the need for the pain. Not since I’ve known you.
2. Dice-K has to decide. He has to decide, is he a junk-ball pitcher or not? There’s no shame in throwing junk. No shame in my game just par for the path. I try to hone my craft because at hand is the task. Bill Lee made a fine career out of it. So did Phil Niekro. So has Jamie Moyer. Satchel Paige went from being a fireballer in his younger days to a more of a junk ball pitcher at the end when he made it to the bigs. But Dice-K is more effective when he’s a power pitcher. This was evident last night. We hold these truths to be self-evident. For the first three innings, Dice-K was a power pitcher. Power pitching his way to a shutout. The next two innings he began messing around. Messing around with the junk. It all went down hill from there.
3. Cleveland gaffes. Kenny Lofton stopping at third base when his run would have tied the game in the seventh inning will dredge up memories. Some terrible memories. Some horrible memories. Some shameful memories. Memories of Earnest Byner’s fum-ble against the Broncos in the ’88 title game. Memories of Craig Ehlo’s watching helplessly as His Airness drained a series-clinching buzzer-beater. Memories of 10 cent beer night. Memories of Oakland Raiders Mike Davis picking Brian Sipe in the playoffs when the Browns were a pooch FG away from another amazing comeback for the ages. Memories of Jose Mesa’s blown save in the bottom of the ninth against the Marlins. Memories of Willie Mays. There’s a long drive waaay back in center field. Waaay baaack, baaack, it is…caaaaaught by Wil-lie Mays! Say-Hey Willie Mays! Memories where victory was snatched from the jaws of the defeat.
4. The Patriots are so dangerous they should have a warning label attached to them. Brady throws a team-record six touchdown passes. Moss making it look as easy as pie. The Patriots offense has been unbelievable. Only two teams in NFL history scored more points in their first seven games. This is what the Patriots have been doing to folks:
5. So Paul Byrd was using. Paul Byrd, whose victory in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series put the Cleveland Indians on the cusp of the World Series. Are we surprised? I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, not one name that could come up, would surprise me. Not one.
6. Manginius? Ha ha ha! What a fraud! What a maroon! What a gulla-bull! What a nin-cow-poop! The Jets walked into Cincinnati an abysmal 1-5. The Jets stumbled and bumbled out of Cincinnati 1-6. The rest of their NFL season means nothing. Jet fans, welcome to garbage time. That’s what you get Coach. Nobody likes a big mouth.
8. A-Broad math. Youngest ever to hit 300 HR + youngest ever 400 HR + youngest ever 450 HR + youngest ever 500 HR + six straight 40-HR seasons + ten straight 30-HR seasons + three 50-HR seasons + two MVPs = One whole heck of a lot of money. The Yankees reportedly have requested a face-to-face meeting with A-Broad in an effort to keep him from opting out of his contract. This is gonna be good.
9. The Rockies? Really? The Rockies? I’m not biting.
10. Champagne tastes really, really good at home! Roll Sox roll!
Peace out homies. Six Two and Even!
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