kurt's nightmare

Generally, I post once a week. Topics are randomly selected and depend mostly upon whether it's baseball season or not. Other topics will include sex, politics, old girlfriends, music, and whatever else pops into my little brain. If you'd like to read, or ignore, my blog about China: http://meidabizi.blogspot.com/

Location: Dayton, OH, Heard & McDonald Islands

I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. I represent no one but myself, and barely do that. I'm here mostly by accident.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Previews of Coming Attractions

Baseball season is soon upon us, thank you Jesus. I told my friend Tim—one of the many who makes the term "long-suffering Cubs fan" redundant—that I would be blogging soon on the national pastime. "Soon" probably means next week.

In fact, I have a couple in mind. One, what's wrong with baseball, and, two, the more traditonal predictions.

Before those, I will have to address the burning issue of our time: the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and whether the Kansas Jayhawks are really cool, or, as my daughter says, "übercool."

In the meantime, I recently saw Rachel Ray was discussing "racy" pictures. I guess spoon-licking while smiling is "racy" for the Food Network. I guess, as well, that it's a slow news day—or so determined by the watchdogs of the press—when Rachel Ray is news. It reminded me of an earlier contretemps, so I thought I'd post this groovy picture.

I'll be back soon, and with content!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what's wrong with baseball: everything.

And leave Rachael Ray alone... she's got enough problems to deal with. You know, the ones of the drug and gambling addiction variety.

1:04 AM  
Blogger kmosser said...

Well, if I had said something that ignorant about baseball, I'd remain anonymous, too.

Sounds like you're ready to be a Cubs fan. Then all you have to worry about is what other team to cheer for in October.

Now you have a nice day. And thanks!

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of baseball, I'm surprised you haven't said anything about nutcase Jim Bunning. Maybe he'll bring down his team in the stretch, like he did in 64. Come to think of it, the Republican party is kind of like the Phillies, isn't it?

Dr.A (still thinking the Buckos are going to kick butt this year).

2:31 PM  
Blogger kmosser said...

My brother's favorite team was always the Pirates (mostly because of Clemente, and who could blame him?).

So I have a soft spot in my heart for the Pirates. On the other hand, their real fans may have a soft spot in their heads.

Last time I went to a Pirates game--also the first--it was sold out, in September.

Of course, whatever now goes by the name "Lynrd Skynrd" was playing a show after the game (which the Pirates lost). The combination of Confederate flags, mullets, and downright world-class expertise on trailer parks was both frightening and a bit weird.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, maybe that game was not quite representative. Pirates fans (like Steeler fans) are good folk all around. Not like those $%^&#$%^ Phillies fans, or even those %^&*$%^& Indians fans out west! (Of course, if you want to raise the $%^#$^$^& discussion level , just bring up those folks in the Bronx. #$%^%$&ers!

Clemente, of course, was God, but let'snot forget about old Willie Stargell. He was da man!

10:32 PM  
Blogger kmosser said...

Agreed all around, except maybe Cleveland fans. They've paid some dues. I saw a game in old Municipal Stadium. The attendance was 30,000, and the place looked empty.

Pops once said "They don't begin games by saying 'work ball,' they say 'play ball'. So let's have fun."

Words to live by.

10:35 AM  
Blogger bmackintosh said...

Cleveland teams remind me Chicago's. I get that same feeling watching the Browns as I do the Bears. Blue collar, gritty, awesome fans, freezing stadium. The Indians have all those near misses. And their basketball team is being raised from the dead by a single player who is plastering every possible media outlet with endorsements. All they need to a good curse named after a bar owners pet and an ancient stadium. They already have a great brewery up there.

1:40 PM  
Blogger kmosser said...

Since 1908 (including 2 World Series WINS). Cubs fans look at this record with envy.

2007 AL Championship Series Boston Red Sox Lost, 3-4
AL Division Series New York Yankees Won, 4-1
2001 AL Division Series Seattle Mariners Lost, 2-3
1999 AL Division Series Boston Red Sox Lost, 2-3
1998 AL Championship Series New York Yankees Lost, 2-4
AL Division Series Boston Red Sox Won, 3-1
1997 World Series Florida Marlins Lost, 3-4
AL Championship Series Baltimore Orioles Won, 4-2
AL Division Series New York Yankees Won, 3-2
1996 AL Division Series Baltimore Orioles Lost, 1-3
1995 World Series Atlanta Braves Lost, 2-4
AL Championship Series Seattle Mariners Won, 4-2
AL Division Series Boston Red Sox Won, 3-0
1954 World Series New York Giants Lost, 0-4
1948 World Series Boston Braves Won, 4-2
1920 World Series Brooklyn Robins Won, 5-2

3:19 PM  
Blogger bmackintosh said...

Thanks for the reminder concerning the Cubs' record. I had completely forgotten that we're the "lovable losers." Thanks for bringing me back to reality, but then again it's your profession to help us "think." We Cubs fans mostly just "feel." The feeling you receive when being in Wrigley, hearing the voice of Harry Cary and Jack Brickhouse, and watching Sandberg hit a homer of off Bruce Sutter (my favorite part of the 1984 heartbreak season). Heartbreak is what I felt in 84 (senior in HS), 03, and 08.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous malaysia said...

Maybe he'll bring down his team in the stretch, like he did in 64. Come to think of it, the Republican party is kind of like the Phillies, isn't it?

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