April 2004 Posts

New Design for Jeremy’s Blog

Just a quick note to recognize Jeremy’s new design. I have mixed feelings and I see a few bugs, but I am sure he’ll get them all worked out. Either way, a fresh look usually can’t hurt.

Yankees sweep A’s – bats come alive against Hudson, Mulder and Zito


The Yankee bats… those Yankee bats… they came alive. After getting swept by the Red Sox, the Yankees didn’t seem to be getting any breaks, having to face the dominant threesome from Oakland. Zito, Hudson and Mulder (I actually have Zito and Mulder’s autograph – along with Billy Koch, on the same ball). But, they did it. They got 4 ER out of Hudson in 7 innings, 4 out of Mulder in 6 and 6 out of Zito in 6.

Also of note, Jeter broke out of his (0 for 32) slump tonight by taking the first pitch from Zito into the stands. Bernie also hit his first homer.

Let Ogunleye Walk

After reading this article and watching an interview on ESPN today, I have went from really liking Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye to now thinking that they should just let him walk, if he doesn’t adjust his attitude.

I am seeing a guy who is not giving the end on the other side, Jason Taylor, enough credit. Taylor is one of the reasons that he can command so much money and act in such a way. The Dolphins offered him a 1.8+ million dollar, 1 year contract and he says he won’t sign it. He’s willing to sit out ten games and then “make himself available” for the last six. If he does that, that is when I tell him to jump in a lake.

I am pretty sure that when the Dolphins signed him and he spent 2000 rehabilitating his knee, that still paid him (correct me if I am wrong). It’s like anything else. You have a great year and you want to be paid. But, what if they give you this contract and you finish with 5 sacks instead of 18? Can they, then, cut your contract by 75%?

About the Yankees having a losing record…

I just got an IM from someone I kind of know:

“Last time the Yankees had a sub-.500 April and still made the postseason: 1952, when they went 5-6. Last time the Yankees were more than one game under .500 in April and still made the postseason: Never.”

Now, putting aside the fact that I very rarely brag about the Yankees or put down other teams for that matter… and assuming it is true… let’s just hope we make some history this year.

I am Root Beer

The questions are a bit… odd, but I am Root Beer.

“I’m sorry for adding you to my MSN without prior notice…”

I had someone add me to their MSN Messenger list the other night and then they said something to the tune of “I’m sorry for adding you to my MSN without prior notice. My nickname on SiteName.com is XXX.” Sorry for adding me? Who the heck am I? The Pope? Firstly, I said hello to the guy and assured him that he had nothing to be sorry about. He seems like a pretty nice guy.

But, such is the environment that some people (even staff members), within a specific community that I know of, encourage. They put things like “Contacting me privately will get you a warning” in their signatures. To me, this is offensive – and shocking. None of my staff members will ever be allowed to have such a thing in their signatures. If you don’t want people to contact you privately, don’t make private information public. Putting such rude, even scary, messages is uncalled for, in my opinion.

I’m blogging now…

Well, here you go. I’m blogging now. So, welcome. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it and it’ll be a daily thing.


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