Saturday, May 29, 2010

Goodbye, Dennis Hopper

Another boomer icon is gone. Thanks to joaped for the clip, and the Byrds for the song.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Perfect baseball night.

Mets beat Yanks. Pelfrey(!) gets the win, K-Rod the save. Savor the moment. Rays win, so my old home-town team opens up some division race space over the hated Yanks. Bosox blank Phils, thereby pleasing my wife, and Twif, as well as helping the Mets (assuming they can ever get back into contention, unlikely as that seems).

Update: It couldn't happen again, could it? Well, uh, yeah, it did. The Mets got to Sabathia early, then hung on to win the rubber game of their at-home series with the Yanks, 6-4. Meanwhile, the Red Sox trounced the Phils again, taking two of three from them. The Rays (record to date, 32-12!) pounded the Astros.

All this happy news is clouded by the death at 37 of Jose Lima, a pitcher with an erratic and sometimes brilliant career who was one of the game's most colorful personalities.