And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house! And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife! Same as it ever was…same as it ever was…same as it ever was. -Talking Heads
Just a quick one today. Quick as a licorice stick one today. Quick as a mouse click one today. Today, the good folks over at Ed The Sports Fan posted a lamentation entitled When Your Favorite Player Gets Traded. He said stuff like, “There’s nothing worse that can happen to a fan than when that fan’s favorite player…gets traded.” In light of this, and in light of the recent moves that sent Melo to the Knicks and Deron Williams to the Nets, I got to thinking. I got to thinking that so many times in sports, guys have ended up in uniforms they just don’t belong in. Uniforms they just look wrong in. Here are a few that I never got used to: Read More »
I’ve been everywhere, man. I’ve been everywhere, man. Crossed the desert’s bare, man. I’ve breathed the mountain air, man. Of travel I’ve had my share, man. I’ve been everywhere. -Johnny Cash
Public Service Announcement: OK, here we go! This shout out goes to Livan Hernandez. This shout goes to the guy who put the word journey in journeyman pitcher. But even for a guy like him, there’s no place like home. Last night, Livan allowed only one run in seven innings in his start against the Mets in Washington. Hernandez has not given up more than two runs in any of his nine starts at Nationals Park this season. How about that? How about this: That’s the second-longest streak of consecutive home starts allowing two or fewer runs by any pitcher in Expos/Nationals franchise history. Scott Sanderson did that in 10 straight starts at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 1980.
So in honor of Livan Hernandez, I bring you this. I bring you Six Degrees to Livan Hernadez. Just like Six degrees to Kevin Bacon, where any actor can be linked, through their film roles to actor Kevin Bacon, I believe any player in baseball can be connected to Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez. Are you ready, Steve? Aha. Andy? Yeah! Mick? OK. All right, fellas, let’s go! Lets play Six Degrees to Livan Hernandez. Read More »