Monday, October 20, 2008

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia is the new Derek Jeter, in case anyone who was watching the ALCS on TBS was paying attention. He received accolades like "he plays the game the right way" "he's the heart and soul of the Red Sox", he's a gamer and leader, etc.

Why is Buck Martinez such an expert on baseball. Is he not Canadian and considering how well the Toronto Blue Jays have done in the past ten to fifteen years, hiring a Blue Jay to guide viewers as to how "winners" play is a little silly. Ron Darling, the other analyst, was on the World Champion 1986 Mets so that's a little better. Personally, Paul O'Neill would do it for me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

sports musings

1) That performance by the Cubs was atrocious. Even the 2001 Mariners waited until the ALCS to lose a series. Get Soriano out of here and send him to Texas, Seattle or Baltimore and eat 2/3 of his salary.
2) The Bears may yet win their division which would mean more Lovie Smith, which isn't good. In order to succeed today, these one-dimensional defensive coordinators who preach defense, ball control and 16-13 games, don't work for more than a year or two.
3) Northwest sports is TERRIBLE. Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars lost by a combined score of 120-23. At least Chicago has the Bears and Illini.

Friday, October 03, 2008

book I recommend

During Rosh Hashana, I read and re-read Flipping Out, by Yashar Books. In that book, there was a reference to The Outside World, by Tova Mirvis. The book was printed by Knopf Books. It was really good and illustrates the way that Modern Orthodox people grew up in the past 20 years or so.