Thursday, May 26, 2005

Junk and Dung

Derek Jeter made a serious catch last night...guy looked more like Laveraneus Coles gunning down the sidelines than the Yankums' shortstop. Beauteous.

Maybe Derek had some coaches in his history that really pushed him and tested him, taught him how to play the game properly, made him strive to be the best...a coach that maybe pulled down his own pants and pointed to his junk while asking the team if they came equipped with vaginas. Wait, that last one's not cool. Such is life for the ballplayers at Gulliver Prep in Miami. Goodnight, sweet coach.

But nothing says high school more than a good senior prank. I'm not sure where this ranks in the pantheon, as its not really all that cerebral, which I like, but it's definitely up there in the gross department. Yea, elephant dung for all!

Slack Song of the Day: The Popular Rock Band Phish nailing Ween's Roses are Free from the second set of their New Year's 1997 show at MSG. That's a great show and specifically a fantastic set: Timber (Jerry), Mike's Song, Piper > When the Circus Comes to Town > Roses are Free, Weekapaug Groove. For more, click here.

Band Name of the Day: It's something that Yankees color analyst Jim "Kitty" Kaat says rookie pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has a ton of -- ladies and gentlemen, I give you, MOUND POISE.

I trust Kitty...the guy probably had some mound poise of his own, considering he only won 16 Gold Gloves from 1962-1977.


At 10:46 AM, Blogger jp said...

My hatred for the Yanks aside, Jeter is a serious baller. Dude's a winner, plain and simple. He's not the most physically gifted SS in the game, but he's among the best at his position. The catch against the Sox last year is probably the second greatest play I've ever seen a SS make (Ozzie Smith diving up the middle, ball takes bad hop, The Wiz catches it with his bare hand in mid-dive and guns dude out at first is the best). He's clutch in a way that makes me want to jump thru the TV and strangle him until his green eyes are bouncing up and down.

And really, isn't that the ultimate compliment?

At 10:53 AM, Blogger ethan said...

best high school prank i've ever heard of, happened to a school down the road while i was teaching in florida:

seniors release 3 pigs, numbered 1, 2, and 4. all day the administrators are running around, making announcements asking for the whereabouts of pig #3.

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That Ozzie catch is indeed amazing...wasn't he a Padre at the time of that play or am I mixing things up?

But that Jeter catch was another in a long line of hustle plays guys like A-Rod and Nomar and Miggy just won't make. Maybe that's my bias, but I believe that.

Ethan, that's fucking hilarious. I definitely wasn't that clever in high school, much love to those kids.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger jp said...

Yep, the Wiz was a Padre then. Pay-Rod and Nomah definately don't even sniff that play. Tejada may make that play. Dude is always hustling.


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