Sunday, July 30, 2006

Cubs streak too late

The Cubs have won 5 of 6 games this week against the NL's best teams, Mets and Cardinals. However, it's too late for them to get back into the race. Moreover, they got swept by the Nats so how good of a team can they be?

White Sox are decent but I am not sure if they can win the games that they need.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Northeast cities that are bad sports cities

I wanted to list cities that are poor sports cities.

1) Philadelphia, the worst sports city in North America. Always whining and booing and making excuses. The perfect city for us conservatives to mock because they are NOT rugged individualists.

2) Detroit. An uncivilized city. Just look at the incident in Auburn Hills almost two years ago. The Tigers (til this year) and Lions are pathetic and should have been contracted a few years ago.

3) Cleveland. Nice city, but haven't won in 40 years, 1964 Browns. Hopefully Lebron will change that.

4) Chicago. Only teams that win are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, who grew up in Brooklyn. Halas, Wirtz and the Tribune company are clueless as to putting a good team on the field or ice.

5) Pittsburgh. The Steelers successes don't overshadow a lousy baseball team and average NCAA basketball and football team.

6) Los Angeles. Dislike Dodgers and Angels. No NFL team. Hockey mediocre. At least there's USC Football and UCLA basketball.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Well the trip to New York was successful. I had a good time there. Went to a lecture on a controversy regarding Torah and Science, went on two dates and had a nice time with my family.

I am headed back to NYC in about 3 weeks (August 11th).

Anyway, to sports we go. Sox are slumping, watch out for the Twins!!

Anaheim and Oakland are tied for first. Beane is an OVERRATED GM! If he's so good, why isn't his team 5 or 6 games ahead of the NL Wanna-be Angels.

Seattle is 3 back of both Cal teams in the AL West (or Worst). Although I want them to win, I am rooting for Toronto in this series because I want Toronto to break the Yankee-Red Sox stranglehold on the AL East.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Hi folks, it is really really HOT in Chicago today. We're in the midst of a heat wave that started on Friday and is lasting until tonight or tomorrow.

Anyway, off to New York on Wednesday morning.

I regret that I am not at the rally but I was not feeling 100% this morning so I didn't get down there.

Yankees swept the Sox and Mets took two of three from the Cubs.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

NL and how their style doesn't work

To me, the National League is comprised of a lot of northeastern cities whose teams almost never win and the city used to be larger before Americans moved west and south to the Sun Belt. The Reds, Pirates and Phillies fit this, Baltimore and Detroit fit this profile as well.

Why can't George or Larry Lucchino (of Boston) demand that the NL use the DH?

Well it's raining here in Chicago. Good thing that the All Star Game is in Pittsburgh and not here. Better to have it in Toronto where there's a roof.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Modern Orthodox Liberal

I am going to write something about being Modern Orthodox Liberal and why it works for me and why I object to Modox Machmir.

Modern Orthodox Liberal means a few things
1) Tolerance/Openness to the outside world, TV, Radio, Newspapers, Movies to name a few things.
2) I feel Modox Machmir are trying to prove to the Yeshivish Modern people just how "frum" they are. They're constantly talking about how much they learn, give divrei torah and also go to daf yomi, other shiurim.

But while I daven and learn, I don't feel so "sheltered" and do better with those who are more modern or in the "downtown world".

Yes, I know that the Modox Machmir and Yeshivish Modern may be more on my political side, but that isn't a reason to stay in a community.

Good day.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

random things

Well, I am going to New York in less than two weeks. Hurray for that.

Trying to keep busy in the summer is a challenge.

Anyway, the Mariners showed their true colors by getting swept by the Angels who aren't that good this year.

The all star voting for the 32nd player ends today. I voted for Liriano and Nomar Garciaparra.

Monday, July 03, 2006

things to think about over July Fourth

While I am not using the computer much, for email, dating, etc. over the Fourth, I do want to pause and be thankful or makir tov to this country which tomorrow will celebrate it's 230th birthday.

It's good to live in a place where one can practice one's religion without fear of reprisal. It's god to see people who are dedicated to the well-being of our country, whether they be doctors, nurses, military people, policemen and women and firemen.

Tonight and tomorrow I plan on watching fireworks and walking in a parade to commemorate the Fourth of July.

Of course I will watch at least one of my new DVD's, Bull Durham, Rudy or Tolerate This from Brad Stine.