Tagged: Wild Card

Moose Gets His Mouse

Last night, Moose toed the tile, locked in to his target.

His keen eyes were focused entirely on his next victim; it was as if there was no one else around. He eyed the darting movements of his quarry, as he stretched his somewhat cumbersome frame into a crouch; waiting to pounce.

Suddenly, Mickey Mouse blinked; unable to maintain his quiet composure, he darted into the open, trying to evade the silent stare of Moose. The sprint would prove to be his last.

The house was filled with a deathly silence. From the clenching feline jaws of the Moose, the mouse dangled; lifeless. The Moose had done his duty; he had protected his family from the terrible scourge and infestation of the mouse-kind.

We are very thankful for our three cats: Moose (Mussina), Bernie (Williams) and (Oscar) Gamble. Along with our three pooches (Piniella, Scooter and Maris), they keep us safe in our beds at night.

Our house is now a "mouse-free zone" once more.

Everybody have a GREAT day!



R.I.P.: Paul Norris

Veteran comic book artist Paul Norris has passed away at his home. He was 93.

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Paul Norris was the creator of DC Comics’ Aquaman. His body of work includes many of the best selling Golden Age comics of the 1940s.

His work included: Secret Agent X-9, Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, Brick Bradford, Vic Jordan, Dyno-Mutt, Yank and Doodle, Magnus and Tarzan.


Rest in peace.

The Specter Of Joe Torre Still Haunts Grady Little

Poor guy, that Grady Little…everywhere he goes, people ask him about his decision to leave Pedro Martinez in during that fateful Game 7 versus Joe Torre’s Yankees. It cost him his job in Boston, and it has haunted him ever since.

Grady left the East Coast and settled in to the sunnier climes of California; Los Angeles, to be exact. He hoped that he would be able to re-establish his managing career and out-run that grinning specter of defeat. Distance and time makes the mind forget, and all that jazz.

Now, just 2 years later, the Ghost of Innings Past has re-appeared.

Joe Torre has taken his job once more… Spooky, isn’t it?


The King Lays Down His Crown


The New York Post is reporting that King George Steinbrenner has abdicated his throne, giving charge of the baseball operations to his sons.

I, for one, will miss George Steinbrenner.

Ever since 1973, I’ve felt like the Yankees have had an owner that hated to lose more than I did. And I REALLY hate to lose.

He was good for baseball; he restored PRIDE back to the Yankees, the way Ronald Reagan restored PRIDE back to being an American.

Those who remember the pre-Steinbrenner Yankees of the late 1960’s and early ’70’s know exactly what I mean.

George Steinbrenner is hated for doing things his way. He is hated for spending HIS OWN MONEY and not asking for a dime from revenue sharing, taxpayers or local politicians.

Were mistakes made? Of course; no question. But were those mistakes made out of his passionate will to be the best? Most definitely. If in control myself, would I have made some of the same mistakes? Most probably.

All in all, I’ll gladly take the sum total of his mistakes for the 34+ years of sheer baseball joy that he’s given us fans.

THAT is the house that George built. And what a house it is!

Thanks, George!



(17) Kentucky 43, (1) LSU 37 (OT)

The University of Kentucky Wildcats defeated the #1 ranked LSU Tigers today. WHAT AN UPSET!

It must be because my daughter Sarah is a freshman at UK. She sure is bringing them good luck!

Hmmmm… There IS life after baseball…