Monday, October 12, 2009

The Moment To Arrive

  • The Monologue:
    • The corpse of Jason Giambi made an appearance tonight at Coors Field! After singling to tie up the game in the 8th, he attacked Ryan Howard and tried to take Howard's brain. Now we know why John Olerud wore the batting helmet in the field all those years. One can never be too safe.
    • A man was arrested in Denver for lying about being in combat. Oh, that John Kerry, he just doesn't stop, does he?
    • A 6-year-old was suspended from school for bringing in a Cub Scout tool. You'd think he'd be in more trouble for shanking the detention teacher.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Meanest headline ever?
    • Maybe Tigers-Twins #163 was the best game of the baseball season, but tonight's Phillies-Rockies Game 4 can't be too far behind. Backs against the wall, the Rockies rallied for three in the bottom of the eighth to take a two-run lead. In the top of the ninth, the Phillies had Victorino on with two outs and lefties Utley and Howard coming up to face right-handed closer Huston Street. When Utley came up, I felt like they had a pretty good chance. When Street walked Utley to bring up Howard, I was as sure as one can be in that situation that Howard would come through. The Phillies, as defending champs, are so clutch and Howard is the pinnacle of that attitude. Sure enough, Howard tied it with a double, Werth put the Phillies up with a single, and the Phillies advance to face the Dodgers. Should be two very good championship series.
    • Interesting how the House writers have played with the plot to get the old team back together after a couple of years apart. More shakeup to come, I'm sure, but it's nice while it lasts. And a great line: "crazy House vortex."
    • Sunday night's Curb Your Enthusiasm was one of the episodes that comes along every so often where Larry goes too over the top. It definitely had its funny moments -- Larry cursing at Jeff and Susie's daughter maybe being the top -- but it had a lot of moments -- Larry stopping the daughter from singing -- where I sat there shaking my head and saying, "Nobody would actually do that."
  • Random Music Video:
    • Audio only and pretty incredible. The most underrated Beatles song?

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