Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Rays awesomeness watch: bring on the pizza!

Sports by Brooks reports that a pizza place in Denver is offering "free pizza for the world" if the Rays win the World Series.

Last year, this same restaurant offered free pizza if the Rockies swept the Yankees in a June interleague series -- which they did -- and if an NFL team went 16-0 during the regular season -- which happened. Someone there seems to be psychic and not a particularly good businessman.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008


The Onion has the best baseball coverage

C.C. Sabathia, Prince Fielder Keep Imagining Each Other As Giant Talking Hot Dog, Hamburger

(Except we have to presume that Prince is actually thinking of a soy dog.)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Actual Rays All-Star awesomeness

Yes, living on the West Coast makes it slightly easier to stay up until the conclusion of 15-inning baseball games.

Scott Kazmir: winning pitcher. Evan Longoria: hit crucial ground-rule double. Dioner Navarro: probably did some good stuff that I can't remember right now because I'm sleepy.

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Monday, July 14, 2008


Rays awesomeness watch, All-Star edition

Tampa International Airport, earlier today.

Obviously, the best part of the sign is "AND Evan Longoria," which I hope actually is for emphasis and not just a typo on the part of whoever had to add his name.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Tracking team travels

Both the Cubs and White Sox use United Airlines charters for their travel needs, and United always assigns them the same flight numbers: 9904 for the Sox, 9907 for the Cubs.

And therefore, it's possible to track their flights: 9904 and 9907. Because it's a charter service, you'll see some airports that aren't normally served by United but that are closer to the hotel or stadium: Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City to meet the Royals, for example, or St. Petersburg/Clearwater International for Rays games.

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Monday, July 07, 2008


Do you like old baseball footage?

FSN has a new series called "Baseball's Golden Age," along the same lines (and produced by the same people) as the HBO "When It Was a Game" documentaries of a few years back. This means it's full of old film from the '30s to the '60s, mostly home movies, much of it in color. It's airing Sunday evenings (here in L.A., at both 5:00 and 8:00 on FSN West). Caution: may contain interviews with Larry King.


Thursday, July 03, 2008


Rays awesomeness watch (still a regular feature)

After sweeping the Red Sox, the Rays are in first place in the AL East by 3-1/2 games and have the best record in baseball (52-32).

However, I'm assuming no Rays have been chosen as All-Star Game starters, but I guess we'll find out when they announce the lineups Sunday.

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