Archive for August 31, 2009

All it took for John Smoltz to remember how to pitch…

Posted: August 31, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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…was to leave the Red Sox and to face last place teams as often as possible:

Smoltz doesn’t care about the skeptics who point out his first starts have come against last-place teams. He struck out nine, including seven in a row, last Sunday at San Diego. The Nationals are 14-12 in August, with a shot at their first winning month since September 2007.

“People can say what they want about the Nationals maybe not having the best of years, but lately they’ve been swinging the bat extremely well, scoring in double digits every time you look up,” Smoltz said. “I was fortunate to keep them to one run.”

Smoltz has a 0.82 ERA after going 2-5 with an 8.33 ERA in Boston, leading to his release earlier this month.

All four of his wins this season are against teams in last place. He has also lost 3 games against basement dwellers. The combined record of the teams he has defeated this year is 206-318.

Will he manage to win against the big boys? Will the Cards choose to spot start him? Only the next month will tell.

You know something hit me today during the coverage of the British terrorist release business.

I can’t see how England did this without at least informing the US if this is true the big loser is Not going to be president Obama.

Back when Hillary was named Sec of State it seemed a shrewd move for both parties. By making Mrs. Clinton a part of the administration she is tied to it, and by taking State she not only avoids having to deal with a declining economy but she puts herself in a position to resign in protest at a key moment if she wants to make a move.

It it turns out that the British DID inform the US prior to the release/deal concerning Al Megrahi release, that would likely have gone up the command ladder. It is impossible that it would not have hit Hillary before it reached the president.

Now Mrs. Clinton is in an untenable position. As she didn’t object at the time she becomes complicit, and if she HAD then the president backs her up and has another mini toughguy episode to play with.

It is not impossible that the British foolishly (or cleverly) didn’t say a word to us, but baring that this might be another example of playing the Chicago game very well.

Pure speculation of course but that’s what I think.

Update: Mr. #24,154 agrees that it’s unlikely the Administration didn’t know. You can decide if that improves my case.

Am I the only guy who watches True Blood…

Posted: August 31, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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…who thought that last night’s episode was one of the worst of the entire series?

I’m glad my wife didn’t watch it, it would be like listening to The Apocalypse Element as an introduction to Doctor Who audios.

…but these people REALLY need to get a life.

Update: I agree with Breitbart but at least those people are mourning real people.