Tagged: Random Thoughts

The Numbing of America

megan corkery.jpgMSNBC’s website is leading with a story today asking “Has America Become Numb to Tragedy?”   It is actually a very thought provoking piece about how the frequency and consistency of negative and mindless news has dulled our abilitiy to be suprised or even sympathetic when presented with circumstances in which people are hurt, injured or worse.

In an unrelated story Troy Glaus, Mark Prior, Joel Zumaya, and Dimitri Young were seen lunching in a Florida bistro on Saturday discussing their sping plans.

Glaus confirmed that if they are all still on the DL in late May, “Dimitri is going to get us tickets for the finale of Idol.”

When pressed, Prior confirmed he was a bit disappointed that Megan Corkery was voted out last week. “She couldn’t really sing”, he admitted, “but she still kind of did it for me”.

Zumaya wasn’t even an Idol fan till he made it to the big leagues, “Mark and I haven’t played baseball the last three springs”, he said defensively, “and you can only watch so much ESPN. American Idol is a godsend!”

Lyle Mouton is haunting my mind !

Mouton 

I can’t seem to get the name Lyle Mouton out of my head !!

I think of him every time the Yankees trade for or trade away a big name pitcher.

Lyle, of course, was the key to the famed 1995 Jack McDowell deal with the ChiSox.

He just has a real smooth name. Try saying it with a French accent.

He was a favorite whipping boy of the Japanese (1998) before being booed back to America.

Fittingly, he also has a brother named James Mouton.

Major League Players and Fans Scoop up November Issue of Allure Magazine

In an unprecedented assault on the magazine racks, warm blooded Major League players, executives and fans have been scooping up the November issue of Allure Magazine.

Generally geared toward professional modern women and focusing on beauty issues, this month’s magazine is of particular interest because it contains pictures of Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson is rumored to like watching playoff baseball (if the Dodgers or Angels are playing) and she loves wearing "cool" ball caps.