Stranded At Second Base: Snuggies and Mexican Cartel Kingpinsby Christopher C. Wuensch on Sep. 27, 2010, under Stranded At Second Base
“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
How do you suppose former University of Arizona Wildcat Richard Jefferson and his teammates feel about the recent photo of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Sergio Villarreal Barragan being arrested on Sept. 10 proudly wearing a San Antonio Spurs T-shirt?
The NHL preseason is underway and if you’re anything like me you…well, you also probably hadn’t noticed.
It seems like just yesterday the Chicago Blackhawks were hoisting the Stanley Cup, 10 days before the Los Angeles Lakers did an Irish jig on the Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals dreams.
Well, the boys of winter are back — despite the fact that Los Angeles hit a record high 113 degrees today.
Off-seasons appear to be shrinking in the big-dollar game of sports. How much of a hiatus do we actually get to ease out of our post-title hangovers?
On average? About 100 days.
SEASON FINALE . TRAINING CAMP BEGAN . DAYS
NHL June 9 Sept. 17 100
NBA June 17 Sept. 27 102
MLB Nov. 4 Feb. 15 103
NFL Feb. 7 July 23 166*
*Mini camp after 75 days
David Aardsma recently picked up his 30 save of the season for the Seattle Mariners.
I’ll never forget my first encounter with the closer when he pitched for the Chicago White Sox in 2007.
Aardsma was in the Sox’ spring training office in Tucson and using a copy machine.
All I could think was “what the heck does a baseball player need to make copies of?”
A recent television commercial for the ‘Snuggie’ features a mom and dad cheering on their kid while wearing the blanket-with-arms at a Little League game.
Nothing represses childhood memories better than your pajama-clad parents yelling from the bleachers.
A punk band played halftime of the New York Jets-Baltimore Ravens Monday Night Football opener on Sept. 13. Wouldn’t it have made sense for Green Day to wait until week seven and played at Green Bay?
Favorite word of the week that I misspelled while typing too fast:
Noun. SHED-ling. Of or pertaining to being a baby tool shack.
You need all the fingers of one hand to count the amount of fantasy football teams I have this season. Naming them wasn’t easy.
The short list of names:
- The Rolling Brown Outs
- Sweat Favre
- Manassas Man-asses
- Incontinent-eyed Joe
- Good Newz Kennelz
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