Monthly Archives: June 2009

Brett Anderson’s 97MPH Pitches

I went off to work early and had a decent day there.  I didn’t talk that much with the other people there.  Someone did ask me a question about who Kathleen Battle was.  I was pretty hungry after I was … Continue reading

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Whatever Works

Watching some of the news features on Michael Jackson yesterday, I thought about how the media kept repeating this notion that he was The King of Pop.  Jackson seemed to invent that title for himself, and news reporters mindlessly went … Continue reading

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Trevor Cahill’s Four Gopher Balls

I heard that Milton Bradley was having some trouble with the Cubs, or maybe he was MAKING trouble for the Cubs.  Meanwhile, Andre Ethier hit three home runs for the Dodgers.  That trade of Ethier to the Dodgers for Bradley … Continue reading

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Dallas Braden’s Throwing Error

I watched Michael Jackson news on TV until I absolutely had to leave for work.  I took the 2-CD Jackson 5 Anthology set with me, and I listened to it until I reached the track “Lookin’ Through the Windows,” when … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Doc?

I awoke too late yesterday morning to catch Murph and Mac’s discussion of This Week in Sports History, so I put on a DVD and watched it while I had breakfast.  It was “King of Hearts,” the French film from … Continue reading

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Gio Gonzalez’s Lack of Composure

I listened to The White Stripes’ “White Blood Cells” before I went to work yesterday.  I always thought the use of the song from “Citizen Kane” was curious.  My favorite song on the album is “We’re Going to be Friends,” … Continue reading

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Nomar Garciaparra’s Ridiculous First-Pitch Swing

I listened to Joni Mitchell’s “For the Roses” yesterday morning.  I liked hearing songs like “Let the Wind Carry Me,” “For the Roses,” and “Woman of Heart and Mind” again.  I went over to the grocery store and bought papaya, … Continue reading

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Trevor Cahill’s Defeat of the Sucky Giants

When I went over to work yesterday morning, I saw a notice from the police on the door, informing us that there had been an attempted burglary.  Drawers and the file cabinet had been left open, and it was a … Continue reading

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American Teen, Jezebel, The Lavender Hill Mob

I thought that CBS Sunday Morning had an interesting assortment of features.  Yesterday was the first day of summer, and the 116th anniversary of the Ferris wheel.  We saw graffiti artists in Paris.  I thought all their work was crappy.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

I wished I’d spent the day more productively yesterday.  I could have read “Jules and Jim” again, or worked on some problems in combinatorics or something like that.  I did watch “Vertigo” with the William Friedkin audio commentary before I … Continue reading

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