Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Apropos of nothing a lefty comparison - before he was 26-yrs old Tom Glavine had 53 wins and had won a Cy Young Award. Jon Lester has 39 wins and has beat cancer... Good news for geeks - the lawsuit between the Tolkien Trust and New Line Cinema is over. This clears the way for The Hobbit to be made into a movie by Warner Brothers... Today should be called naming day in the US. In 1776 the Continental Congress officially adopted the name "the United States" as the name for the new country. Twenty five years later in 1791 - the capital of the new country was officially named Washington... If before the season you told Mariner fans that this late in the season their team would have the same record as Tampa Bay - they would have been happy. Funny - they don't seem happy... This is pretty cool - the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir singing Sweet Home Alabama... Today is Red Sox prospect Michael Bowden's 23rd birthday. Bowden is the 2nd best prospect in the Red Sox organization according to Baseball America (behind Lars Anderson) but just the 83rd best prospect in baseball (also according to Baseball America)...

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