Friday, August 29, 2003
If you follow the San Francisco Giants, it's mystifying to see them succeed as they have with a payroll that makes this little sense. Two outfielders who almost never play (Jeffrey Hammonds and Marvin Benard) make $1,500,000 more than Tim Worrell ($2M), Marquis Grissom ($1.85M), Benito Santiago ($1.78M), Neifi Perez ($1.5M), Dustin Hermanson ($900K), Scott Eyre ($725K), Andres Galarraga ($500K), Pedro Feliz ($325K), Ryan Jensen ($317K), Chad Zerbe ($317K), Yorvit Torrealba ($312K), and Joe Nathan ($300K) COMBINED.
No amount of Billy Beane-ball could solve this contract problem.
Conclusion: Whatever they do during this post season, next season could look like the 1998 Florida Marlins, a 54-108 squad with a completely different roster from the team that won the World Series the previous year.
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Republicans get serious actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan, and Fred Thompson. Democrats get Al Franken and Bill Maher.
Who gets the old magicians?
Aging pop stars? (I suppose the Republicans get that one.)
Who would you take?
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Though it was an atrocious movie, Starship Troopers contained some challenging take-away ideas. In that movie, people who had not completed military service were civilians, while the military and military veterans were citizens, thus able to vote. I wonder how the current administration would fare if only our military could vote...
Monday, August 25, 2003
"It's time to return Al Franken to the obscurity he's normally accustomed to" ...man, could Fox News sound any less professional in this Al Franken lawsuit? Rupert Murdoch's ship is adrift; if only they knew that the only way to discourage parody is to avoid inviting it.