Thursday, August 17, 2006

Job Opening

Does anyone want a job teaching Robbie Cano or Melky Cabrera how to bunt? I mean, good fucking christ, mang.

Yankee Stadium was electric last night, first and second with no out in the 8th, and Torre doesn't signal for Cano to put down the bunt because he flat-out doesn't know how...or at least that's my guess as to why they didn't. Sure, Robinson's swingin' a good stick right now, but you gotta lay one down there. The whole thing's just incredibly frustrating -- these are seriously basic skills.

Do they not teach you how to bunt in Lower Mexico?! That's like my wanting to be called a professional journalist and not knowing how to drop down a possessive noun or pronoun before a gerund.

Slack Link of the Day: Interestingly enough, the not-so-old Jimmy Connors has a new hip. And he's endorsing the company's product on a website called...you guessed it, JimmysNEWHip.com. I remember that 1991 match against Krickstein like it was yesterday, now the guy's got an artificial hip. Craisins.

Slack Video of the Day: Going back to old-school Daily Show, check out some of these Even Stevphen clips with Colbert and Carell: Medical Marijuana, Islam versus Christianity, The War in Iraq, and the Responsible Drinking. Man, it's amazing to me that Colbert and Carell were on the same show and worked together for so long -- The Daily Show in the new SNL.

Slack Song of the Day: How about a ridiculous Two for Thursday hodgepodge? Two for Thursday? Yeah, makes sense to me. Here's Billy Ocean's Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car and Loverboy; Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up and Together Forever; Erasure's Chains of Love and Take a Chance on Me; and Annie Lennox's Walkin' on Broken Glass and Take Me to the River. Holy shit, did I just lose all credibility as a serious music fan or what?!

14 Comments:

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Boski93 said...

That's NAFTA for you.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Claven said...

Serious music fan? You listen to Phish.

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Who's Phish? I listen to Erasure exclusively. You should have seen their Fall 1997 tour -- the start/stop funk jams they used to throw into "A Little Respect" were the pinnacle of great music.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

I think Erasure is a very good band. Phish is okay too I guess.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Some Dude said...

Robbie has been swinging a hot stick, but there was no reason for him to not lay down a bunt there - which he had done earlier this season a number of times.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger ethan said...

torre misuse of the sac is no surprise. the other day he had jeter AND abreu both attempting sacs in the SAME INNING. both guys have an obp well over .400, and oh yeah, are arguably the yanks 2 best hitters. awesome.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Chilly Jackwater said...

I just googled "Misuse of the sac" looking for...uh...something, and it brought me here. What a lively discussion!

(PS - I wish it weren't true, but I believe you just listed the first half-hour of music to be played post-main course at my wedding in September. This is what happens when you marry a woman. My requests for telling to the DJ to just unleash the fury that is "4/3/98" on our wedding guests have fallen on deaf ears.)

 
At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Yankee fans.... "Robbie has been swinging a hot stick"

The statement above only affirms that Brokeback Mountain was really a guise for something that actually took place in the Yankee clubhouse!

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Chilly Jackwater said...

PPS - Never gonna GIVE - YOU - UP! / Never gonna LET - YOU - DOWN! / Never run around and / Desert (?) you!

(Did I just say that aloud?)

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger MDS said...

Ace, you are aware that Carell and Colbert worked together on SNL (as the Ambiguously Gay Duo) before they worked together on The Daily Show, right?

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Yes yes, MDS, but that clearly doesn't count...

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger ethan said...

calling yankee fans/players gay! hilarious! how clever and original!

honestly, the only excuse for still making that joke is living in some backwoods community where hyper-color t-shirts and yo! mtv raps are just hitting the mainstream.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Passion of the Weiss said...

those Colbert clips pretty much prove what I've been thinking for months, he might just be a super-human. Or at the least the smartest man on earth

 
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to add in skidz, yo! I gots to rock my skidz with my hypercolor t-shirt while breaking it down with Dre and Ed Lover!

 

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