(I’m on pinch-hitting duties today, folks, so sorry for the delay! And congrats to J-Money’s sister on her graduation!)
It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, and we know what that means: pink bats on Sunday! I think it’s a charming idea, and it’s great for raising money – they’ll be selling many of the game-used bats. Howevah, you can also buy your own bat via Louisville Sluggers. No, you wouldn’t get teased for using a pink bat in your beer league. Not at all.
I’m a Lady… who loves freak accidents. (I mean, I don’t like that they happen to people, but I certainly laugh when I hear of athletes scratching their eyes on pillows, falling off their trucks, or hurting themselves hauling meat up several flights of stairs.) Golden State Warrior Monta Ellis injured his back while reaching up to sign an autograph for a kid. Doesn’t he know you should stretch before any and all physical exertions? Especially autograph-signing! (scroll down to see the story; it starts at “Murphy’s Law”.)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is leaving DEI (Dale Earnhardt Inc.). How does the lone DE in DEI leave? That’s wrong, just wrong. Isn’t Teresa Earnhardt (the CEO of DEI) his mom? Can’t she just make him? My mom can guilt-trip me into jumping off a bridge, if she sets her heart on it. (Love ya, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!)
Dirk Nowitzki reportedly will be named MVP next Tuesday. Dirk is the first Euro-born player to receive the award. I know some want to disparage his receiving the award by pointing out his hapless record in the post-season, but it is a regular season award, and he did deserve it. Commence mocking now.
Fernando Alonso, race car driver, led the afternoon session at the Circuit de Catalunya with a best time of 1:21:397. I’d never heard of him before, but he’s hot. So, there you go.
PhillyBurbs has a great piece on Ladies… favorite Cole Hamels. I never knew that he had rods placed in his left arm after a break to that bone. It’s a very interesting look at the evolution of a pitcher.
Finally, I know who Ian Snell is, but hotdamn, I never noticed what a hottie he is. SI.com has a great little piece on his own evolution from a thrower to a pitcher. Okay, so I only used the SI piece as an excuse to run his picture. Is that so wrong?
This picture cracks me up.