Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Adam Jones now has 17 home runs on the season. The Seattle Mariners could really use a bat like that in their line-up... Instead of the vulgar MILF the correct linguistic term is matronolagnia. The power of words... Today is the 28th anniversary of George Brett's Pine Tar game... Pumpsie Green Day would be a good name for a cover band... Many people are pointing to Reed Johnson as a potential trade target for teams needing an outfielder but I'm not so sure if it's worth giving up good prospects for a 34-year old player who is currently hitting 45 points over his career batting average and 168 points over his career OPS. You have to think he will fall back to his historical numbers. Then again what do I know - he could be the exact missing piece that takes a team to a World Series... Today would have been the 95th birthday of John D. MacDonald, the creator of the Travis McGee novels and a favorite of mine. It is interesting to note that after MacDonald got out of his military service in 1945 he poured everything he had into his writing. Working 14-hour days writing short stories, losing 20-pounds over a four month period that netted him nothing but hundreds of rejection slips until he finally got a $40 sale that put him on the path of being a writer. I love these little tidbits of perseverance... Comfort Bacon would be a good name for a band... Happy 26th birthday to Patrice Bergeron of the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins...

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