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A graduate of Dartmouth College (2005) and Washington and Lee University School of Law (2010). These are my personal blogs, and the musings expressed on them do not reflect the positions of my employer. They do reflect my readings, thoughts, and aspirations, which I figure is good enough.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Har har

From an AP release of Friday's MLB Game notes:


ATLANTA: Dave Hampton is resting for the next few days after receiving an epidural injection for a herniated disc in his back. He has been on the disabled list since August 20 with a strained lower back. It is not known when he will be able to return. ... The Braves had a rookie in their lineup for the 81st straight game. ... Jeff Smoltz (12-6) pitches Saturday against the Brewers for the first time this season. He has a 2.88 ERA with 45 walks and 141 strikeouts.

Something thinks he's funny obviously, because their names are MIKE Hampton and JOHN Smoltz. Tee hee? Yeah, whatever.

Either that or someone is sending these reports in stoned - this is the beginning of the Game recap for the Indians vs. Blue Jays game:

TORONTO (AP) -- Travis Hafner had no idea Grady Sizemore was going to steal home during his at-bat. He just knew not to swing.

Hafner took a two-strike pitch as Sizemore stole home, and Hafner later hit the first of his two homers as Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3 Friday night for the Indians' eighth win in nine games.

Sizemore got off to a huge lead from third in the first inning and broke for home before Dustin McGowan (1-2) started his windup. Catcher Guillermo Quiroz didn't attempt a tag as Sizemore easily slid in safely for Cleveland's first straight steal of home since Omar Vizquel at Detroit on May 27, 2003.

``I didn't know what he was doing. I thought maybe he had to run to the bathroom or something,'' Hafner joked. ``If I had swung and hit Grady in the face I would have had every woman in America mad at me.''

Sizemore was worried Hafner would kill him.

``I'm sure Hafner was ragging on me after I stole his RBI,'' Sizemore said.

Hafner went for it after noticing the third baseman wasn't even close to third and seeing that he could get a huge lead. He told third base coach Joel Skinner that he could do it the pitch before.

Another name error in the last paragraph, as it was Sizemore who stole home. Go him. Hafner did homer twice in the game though.

Edit - after watching the game replay, Hafner clearly took the pitch, which was about 3 feet outside, for a ball, and not a second strike as the writer of the article says.

Also, to top it all off, Yahoo!'s baseball page wasn't updated for the majority of two days this week.

I noticed that Yahoo! is hiring a new sports editor for their web content. This was a listing on Craigslist. Good thing, because their current sports editor is doing absolutely jack.

Speaking of which, they have Absolut Citron and Absolut Vanilla. Why not Absolut Jack? I suppose that would be kind of nasty. And a trademark infringement.

In any case, I'll have a rather amusing picture up tomorrow or the next day. It validates my notion that if there is any higher being, it's Borg.


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