First, a few words about baseball. Given that I am from Scranton, and a mere 2 hours from Philly, you would THINK that I am a Philly Phillys Phan. I am not. For reasons that are too complex to explain in one short blog, I am a Dodger fan. The Los Angeles Dodgers. Weird, right? That a guy from Scranton would root against the home state team, and root FOR a team from so far away. But I can't help it. I hate the nasty red of the Phillys. Phyan PhHoward. Please. Sure he hits the ball long and hard (That's what she said), but he also... gets out sometimes. But the Phictorino... he burns my can. Just cause he almost got hit in the head with a ball... he gets all pissy, and decides to be good all of a sudden...
Sidenote: Flannery's in Philly is a good place to see a game. And have an adult beverage.
So... there u go. The Phillys and their Phanatics won. Congratufreakinglations. Just wait until next year. When own young guys get a little older, and our pitching gets a little better... we are going to be hella good.
And one final note: If anyone knows Manny Ramirez.. Tell him I love him. And tell the folks in Boston that I am glad to take any more of their best players, to the Dodgers. If they want to give us Ortiz next year for nothing, we will be happy to take him. And let the Boston fans know one more thing... that because they lost Manny, they will be watching the Tampa Bay Rays in the Series, while we watch the Phillys. Why am I picking on Boston... cause I have lots of friends there, that this will really burn their can.
So the Dodgers lost. So that = bad. And that is all I will say about baseball until next year.
Now on to something we can all agree on. The election. Right? I mean, we all DO agree, right? Did any of you watch the debate last night? If u would like to use this forum to discuss the election... feel free... BUT... I would like to take a straw poll. I will release the results next week. Let me know who u support, and if you want to say why... all the better. If you would like to keep your vote secret (from everyone but me)... send me a private message. Again, I will release the results next week.
One final note that I neglected to mention in my summer blog wrap up. I played some golf at a tournament in Tahoe last summer. It was one of the best times I have ever had. If you are looking for a fun trip to watch some golf with (mostly) your favorite athletes of the past...check out the American Century Championship Golf Tourney in Lake Tahoe. In July. It is a blast.
So... finally... tonight. THE OFFICE is on. New episode. 9pm on the coasts. 8pm in the middle of the country. Our audience so far this season has been AWESOME. One of the only shows this year that has not decreased in audience numbers from a year ago. Tonight's footage is hella hella funny. In fact... the part that they call the "Cold Open"... the part that happens at the very beginning before the credits roll... I had an opportunity to see yesterday. And it is really really funny. And I never say that. So turn on your TVs at least 1 mminute early, and don't miss the beginning....
All best my friends. Hate the Phillys. And let me know who you support in the election, and I will give results next week.
And for frick sakes.... watch the show...