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Thursday 19th Oct 2017

Organized Chaos – Rants, Ramblings and Ruminations from the Mind of a So-Called Expert

Who the heck is Sarah Silverman and WTF was she doing in the booth with Buck and McCarver during the Fox coverage of Saturday’s Yankees and Red Sox tilt?

Speaking of Yankees-Red Sox, I knew this was going to happen, but it still pissed me off Saturday morning when I verified it.  It is the ninth inning on Friday night and the Red Sox are up by a pair.  Jonathan Papelbon retires the first two hitters then Derek Jeter singles.  So it is 5-3 Boston, Jeter is on first, Curtis Granderson is up and Mark Teixeira is on deck.  Jeter takes off and makes second uncontested, then scores on a single by Granderson.  Papelbon got Teixeira to pop up and Boston wins.  I knew what I was going to see, or in this case NOT going to see and that would be a stolen base for Jeter.  As you likely have figured out by now, Jeter took second on DEFENSE INDIFFERENCE!  That is like saying Jeter took second because the Red Sox defense did not give a shizzle.  And I get it, Jeter scores and it is still a one-run Boston lead.  But if the Red Sox throw him out, they do not have to worry about facing the American League home run hitter and a perennial MVP candidate with the game on the line.   If Terry Francona decides not to throw through, that is his decision.  But if it were up to me, Jeter would have been credited with a steal.

For a couple of years, I composed the two-start piece for mlb.com.  I feel for all those writing that column this week with 64 matchups on the docket!

At what point did Alec Baldwin go from being a lousy actor to a star with his own style?

Has it really come to this - a player’s wife tweeting to support her husband?  Really?

Am I the only one bothered by the toilet paper tag-line, “Enjoy the Go”?

Speaking of commercials, the Arby’s jingle “It’s Good Mood Food” is annoying, grating and stupid.  And yes, I realize they have done their job because it is in my head.  But I am not going to get one of those chicken-pecan sandwiches.  The roast beef, however….

Okay, another commercial reference – whoever writes the ads for the Rockies deserves a raise.  The pitching machine and the expectant husband and wife spots are very clever.

For those still holding out until Jose Bautista hits an opposite field walk-off at one of the worst hitter’s parks in the league, I have bad news for you.

Other than news and sports, I do not watch much TV, though I have found myself following a lot of the shows on the USA Network.  For the past few months, I have been watching the reruns of NCIS.  A friend suggested I may enjoy it as I have always had a liking for forensic science and even taught a class in it many moons ago, before I went into a different Chemistry field.  Anyway, I know we are not supposed to submit TV shows to reality checks but it is only natural.  Attorneys scrutinize law-based shows, doctors scrutinize medical shows, police officers scrutinize law enforcement shows and I am here to tell you there is no way Caf-Pow, or any food or drink, for that matter, would be allowed in a chemistry laboratory, especially one of that nature.  Yeah, I know, that would ruin one of the running gags of the show.  Everything else, that happens, of course, is perfectly reasonable.

Until next time….


0 #7 Christopher Kreush 2011-05-20 06:18
I agree that deli's are the only place to get roast beef but I thought we were talking in the fast food realm.
0 #6 Lawr Michaels 2011-05-19 13:41
well, i only watch the original law and order.

and deli's are the only place to get roast beef, although there is a killer meat/bbq place around here called kinders. man, their tri tip and ball tip are off the charts. used to have a place at the coliseum, but not enough business i fear.

i rather enjoy baldwin now, in the shatner/nielsen sense.

he does not seem to take himself too seriously (his recent airline commerical is great) and he was good in it's complicated.

and sarah silverman totally rocks! swear.
0 #5 Todd Zola 2011-05-17 23:48
I'm going to be completely honest here guys -- I'm really not in a position to turn down seeing any females tattoo.
0 #4 Christopher Kreush 2011-05-17 23:28
Alec Baldwin just reminds me of a lousy actor.

Since Roy Rogers there isn't any roast beef worth eating.

All the law and order shows are good although I don't like Vincent D'Onofrio in them. No detective can be that smart about everything. But he played a damn good part in Full Metal Jacket.

NCIS is a great show also - Caf-Pow in the lab or not. And I would like to see all of Abby's tats. She's developed sort of a cult following.
0 #3 Mike Ladd 2011-05-16 20:16
Admit that you would like to see all of Abby's tattoos? NCIS is a great show.
0 #2 Todd Zola 2011-05-15 18:55
Maybe if I was more familiar with her "schtick", I would have appreciated it more, or maybe my opinion was clouded due to my disdain for that asstard Buck - so I will give her the benefit of the doubt.

As for Arby's roast beef, let's just call it poetic license in the name of a joke.

Baldwin actually reminds me a little of William Shatner.

I really need to get out more....
0 #1 Lawr Michaels 2011-05-15 18:41
ok, don't tell diane, but i have had a major crush on sarah silverman since a couple of years back when i heard her on terri gross, hyping her latest book.

alec baldwin is the new leslie neilsen,

i won't even eat roast beef at arby's.

law and order has me. no ncis. but the food channel wastes them all (watching the best thing i ever ate, waiting for the a's game to start).

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