Thursday, May 7, 2009

I blame the disjointed nature of my thoughts on rain delays.

Four irritating rain delays are actually more annoying to me than 3 errors.  Who would have guessed?  

Errors can be corrected.  But the weather simply refuses to bend to my whims and it pisses me off, quite frankly.

Some interesting mathematical equations I learned today: 
Santana+10 x K=Awesome
22-25=-3= :( 

And for lack of anything better to write, I have a handful of random things that I kept meaning to mention in blog posts but forgot to and now they're slightly out-dated but oh well:

  • Since the beginning of the season, Nick Swisher has visited the White House AND rung the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange.  I worry that we might be letting Nick Swisher get a teeny tiny bit too close to Things That Are Vitally Important To Our Nation's Survival.  I fret about this at night sometimes.  Seriously.
  • Matt's Studio 54 is my new favorite Twins' player charity name.  Yes, it has even bumped Cuddy's Buddies.  Kids won't get it.  I don't care.
  • Since Blue Bunny is in charge of Twins Territory Ice Cream Operations now, does that mean that Kemp's will stop making the Twins-themed ice cream they sell in stores?  I really hope not, because that Peanut Butter Pennant stuff is BOMB.
  • For like a week and a half, Barry Zito's Twitter user pic was an odd webcam picture of himself sitting in front of his computer shirtless.  At first, you would think that that would be kind of cool, right?  Barry's a nice looking dude and all.  But NO.  It was, in fact, kind of creepy and weird.  I did not like it and prayed every day that Barry Zito would put his shirt back on.  He finally did, and it was good.
  • At the New Era cap stands in the Metrodome, they now sell pink Twins caps that are scratch and sniff.  They smell like watermelon.  At least I assume they smell like watermelon, because there are little watermelon slice appliques on the caps.  I do not understand this at all.  Can anyone explain why this is a) necessary or b) appealing?  I am afraid ask the New Era Cap Salesmen because they seem kind of aggressive.


Waterboy23 said...

Gotta tell you .....after watching Ryan Braun yesterday - I may just have to make a trip to Scheels -the guy was awesome.

Amanda said...

Pink hats of any kind should be banned. Period. End of story. And watermelon-scented? [speechless]
Check out this classic Onion Sports short from 2008 on the subject:

Waterboy23 said...

Thanks Amanda - I hope he never brought her again !

Jeremiah said...

Well, the pink stuff is/was (not sure anymore) because of breast cancer research funds. The money used to (again, not sure if it still does) go to help support the cause, which, if it still does, means the pink merch. is cool. As for the watermelon scent, while watermelon would be my favorite scratch'n'sniff scent... i can't imagine why that's on there.

Word: reala
Southern - "Do you reala want some of this? Reala?"

Waterboy23 said...

Manny being Manny:

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance, incurring an immediate 50-game ban and serving the highest-profile reminder yet that the use of such drugs in the testing area may have been reduced, but not eradicated.

Major League Baseball plans to announce the suspension later today. Ramirez, a baseball source told, explained to baseball officials he was uncertain that he was taking a banned substance and may have had a medical reason for using the substance.

The source said the substance was not classified as a steroid but was clearly defined as a banned performance-enhancer according to the drug agreement between baseball the players association. Banned substances can only be taken with prior knowledge and medical clearance from baseball's drug program administrators. Such exceptions are known as Theraputic Use Exemptions, or TUEs. The suspension is an indication that Ramirez did not have a TUE for the substance.

Ramirez is the first major star to be suspended under baseball's stricter drug-testing rules that went into effect in 2003. Until now, baseball and the players union have portrayed drug use in baseball has having been nearly eradicated in the past few years, pointing out that the major drug-related stories - involving Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez and the revelations in the Mitchell Report - involved drug use prior to the 2003 tightening of the program.

Ramirez ranks 17th on the all-time home run list with 533. Eight of those top 17 home run hitters played in what is commonly referred to as The Steroid Era. And six of those eight modern-day sluggers have been associated with performance-enhancing drugs: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez. The only modern sluggers to have escaped such a connection are Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Thome.

Heidi said...

I don't understand clothes with built in scents. They were selling shirts that smelled like fanta at the coke store in vegas. wouldn't that interfere with using fabric softener or perfume/body spray? Does the scent ever wash out?

Anonymous said...

Pink team gear is acceptable on babies and Senior Citizens... and on Mother's Day, when the boys use the pink bats and wear the commemorative arm bands. THAT is for breast cancer research, I know... and historically, those pink bats have been pretty lucky for us.

scented clothing? Sounds like something that would give me a rash.