Monday, June 30, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Baseball fever..get the cure for it now.


I am extremely disillusioned and downright embarrassed about the state of the NL West this season. To put it in a single phrase:

The entire division sucks pond scum.

Even the AZ D-backs, who currently lead this sucky-ass division are barely above .500. This is horrible, simply fucking horrible. I can barely bring myself to watch any of the Padres or Dbacks games nightly. The Padres are in last-friggin-place btw. Plus, I am fairing the same in fantasy baseball..bringing up the ass-end of the league in which I am the commissioner.

The All-Star break is fast approaching and I for one welcome it this year. Another thing is the lack of good teams in most of the NL. Going through the motions as a baseball fan are not at the top of my 'must do' list lately..sigh.
Friday, June 27, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Going to see Joe Bonamassa tonight..

Joe will be appearing at our local college outdoor amphitheater tonight. His opening act I have never heard of..but I am there only for Bonamassa. So listen to some Smokin' Joe today ok?
Sunday, June 22, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

George Carlin has died.


Carlin was incredible and he spanned decades. The landmark Supreme Court case, the 1978 F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5-4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's right to regulate Carlin's act on the public airwaves is legendary and set precedence.Wiki has a writeup about the seven words here.

The words are (with examples):

1. Shit - The bird shit on the statue.
2. Piss - I have to piss like a race horse.
3. Fuck - Fuck you.
4. Cunt - She has a nasty cunt.
5. Cocksucker - Go to hell, you cocksucker.
6. Motherfucker - You are a motherfucker.
7. Tits - Hey, nice tits.
He was to be honored Nov 10th with the Mark Twain award for American Humor. It will be posthumously accepted now I presume. And I am brokenhearted. I saw George through three different decades of my life and up until the end when I saw him in Vegas two years ago, he was on his game, satire at its best and grumpy as hell. From MSNBC:

Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital Sunday, a spokesman said. He was was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PT after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.



Bull Durham the movie turns 20


ESPN has a nice piece up about this great piece of cinema here. From the link, a little nostalgia:

Bull Durham was the creation of a man who'd been cast aside by the game he loved. Ok, he walked away, but in the early '70's, Ron Shelton was a 26-year-old minor leaguer whose chances at the show were dwindling. So he quit. Fifteen years after his love affair with baseball ended, he made Bull Durham in 1988 for a paltry $9 million, going to great lengths to cast actors who could actually play. The movie was a hit, and baseball player-turned-filmmaker was in Hollywood's door. Twenty years later, Bull Durham is still widely considered among the top sports movies ever made, and is BRAVO's choice for best comedy ever.


A-friggin-men..I love this damn movie. It was all downhill after this for Costner btw.
Saturday, June 21, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Scott Kalitta dies..


Seems he just couldn't stay away..and today drag racing finally got the best of 46 year old Scott Kalitta. He won two consecutive Top Fuel Champs, but he really loved those damn funny cars.

He retired twice but after sitting out a season or two came running back to the sport.

Hitting the wall at the end of the track in flames, doing 300mph..what a way to go out. Damn..

Kalitta is survived by his father, legendary NHRA racer and team owner Connie Kalitta whom I saw race; wife, Kathy; and sons Corey, 14, and Colin, 8.
Friday, June 20, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

K-Rod will be a free agent this winter..


And man..does that bode well for him. I wonder if he will entertain an offer from the Angels..afterall, they couldn't see clear to giving him an additional $2.5 million. I was quite shocked when K-Rod lost his arbi case..if anyone deserved a raise it was that man.

Sportsline has an interesting article up about Francisco and what is likely to happen when he is free of the chains of Angels baseball.

Fact: The Angels are 32-2 in games in which K-Rod has pitched this season.

K-Rod is a showman, and a damn good one at that.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Celtics got it done..


first night back at home..Da Ga-den.

Bless them and keep them safe. Boston was over due in roundball.

KG and Doc..a very unlikely pairing.

Fuck Kobe..I hope you piss and moan all off-season you piece of dog poop.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

A good sports Sunday..


Watched a good US Open..there will be an 18 round playoff tomorrow between Woods and Rocco Mediate. Starts bright and early 9am..and in my hometown of San Diego at Torrey Pines no less!

O fuck me..Padres lost. Just when they get my hopes up...they dash em on the rocks of reality. 

Now..the NBA finals are starting..hopefully the Celtics can close it out and go home the winners. But Phil Jackson is a master and I do not discount him or his team evah!

Friday, June 13, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

They had sex where?

The extreme rightwing biblethumpers won't like this story from Reuters:

An Italian couple who were caught having sex in a church confessional box while morning Mass was being said have repented and made peace with the local bishop.
The couple, in their early 30s, were detained by police earlier this month after they had made love in the confessional box in the cathedral in northern Cesena. They were cautioned for obscene acts in public and disturbing a religious function.
Their lawyer said they had been drinking all night and realized they had gone too far.

Ah, whats a little hot monkey love in a confessional?

In other news, Phil Jackson had the nads last night to say the Lakers aren't done yet..right Philly..stick a fork in em dude..they surely are.
Monday, June 09, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Kobe and the Lakers aren't getting it done..there is a God.

I am not a fan of Kobe 'the crybaby' Bryant. The Laker's can kiss my hairy ass, they just don't do it for me and haven't for decades.

But Boston..now that's a different story. I saw my first professional basketball game in Beantown at the old and smelly Garden. No AC in the old Garden which I am sure added to the smell factor. Some facts about the Old Garden:

The Boston Garden was built in 1928. Designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard, who also built the third incarnation of New York's Madison Square Garden, the arena was originally called the "Boston Madison Square Garden", but eventually got clipped to the Boston Garden. Located on top of North Station, a train station, which is a hub for MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains, the Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, as well as rock concerts, amateur sports, boxing and wrestling cards, circuses and ice shows. It was also used as an exposition hall for political rallies such as the famous speech by John F. Kennedy in November, 1960. The Boston Garden was demolished in 1998, a few years after the completion of its new successor arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden.

Below is a painting circa the 1800's:
Here is Da Garden in all its former glory:


Now, its on to the Staples Center..kick some more ass Celts..please.