Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Sometimes I lay in bed after waking up - waiting to be energized enough to get up and at 'em. During this waiting time I think with my eyes closed and this morning I was thinking that the Dodgers really don't have the starters to go far in the playoffs. It looks like Bill Plaschke was thinking the same thing. Both the Phillies and Cardinals have a 1-2 punch that could knock the Dodgers out in the first round... This morning I was also thinking how funny it would have been if someone had hacked the White House web site so that those "turn in suspicious activity regarding health care information" emails went to That would seem fitting... On this day in 44 BC - Cleopatra of Egypt declares her son Caesarion co-ruler as Ptolemy XV. What she didn't reveal was that the boy's real father was Titus Pullo... Today would have been Albert Spalding's 159th birthday. If you like history and you like baseball - Albert Spalding should be your cup of tea... Of course football coaches tend to be Republicans.
"You aren't entitled to anything. You don't inherit anything. You get what you earn—your position on the team," Mr. [Lou] Holtz said. "You're treated like everybody else. You're held accountable for your actions. You understand that your decisions affect other people on that team... There's winners, there's losers, and there's competitiveness."
Not entitled to anything? Quick someone report Lou Holtz to! As a side note - I'm pretty sure Rich Kotite was a Democrat... I didn't know that Keanu Reeves is Canadian. That explains a lot... Happy 61st birthday to Nate "Tiny" Archibald. Hard to believe that Tiny is that old... Happy VJ Day!

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