20
DEC
2011

That Is So Show

The following is a rough excerpt from a coming book not yet titled.   Chapter XX   We flew back to Vegas on a Southwest evening flight. Almost all of our flights around the PCL were Southwest since the airline had a major hub in Vegas. The Casinos drew so much tourist...
18
DEC
2011

God Told Tim Tebow To Tell Me To Write This…

In a recent talk with a friend, the subject of the great Tim Tebow came up. No, no, not his amazing football season this year. I don’t pay attention to football whatsoever, so trying to talk about the mechanics of the game with me would be a fruitless endeavor. Instead, the...
17
DEC
2011

My First Voice Over

On Thursday I got to do my first NPR voice over for a commentary I wrote about the unknowns of being a free agent. It aired this morning on It’s Only A Game. I get the question of what team I’ll be playing for, where, and if I’ll be playing at all a lot. Often I have no answer....
15
DEC
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Musical Dog.

Last night my wife and I made an amazing discovery about our dog: he’s a concert grade pianist…     Maybe not. At least it sounds better than the noise he makes when he licks himself.  
13
DEC
2011

PED Immunity &The Game Fans Really Want

Yesterday, during a radio interview, I was asked how, from a player’s perspective, the new drug testing policies set forth in the mid 2000’s have impacted the way players think about using PEDs. For starters, the game is cleaner. It really is. I know that guys popping for PEDs...
12
DEC
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Seat Belts VS Zombies

“We’d love to bring him down to visit you, but we need him more comfortable with traveling in the car first,” I say, sincerely this time, patting Xylo on the head as I speak. I had to pull him into to range of the laptop’s camera so he could fit in the shot of the video cha...
11
DEC
2011

Ryan Braun, And Why It Wont Matter In a Year.

I’m sorry Ryan Braun, but no player who has appealed a positive test has ever had their case overturned. Things aren’t looking good for you, your reputation, and, depending on what and how much you took, the size of your testicles. I’m not saying you did it, but just getting...
10
DEC
2011

Pujols, Moore, and Fickel Fans.

Now that shock of Pujols leaving the Cardinals has started to sink in, we have to ask ourselves if the Angles are going to get all one quarter of a billion dollars of their money’s worth from the deal? Albert is unquestionably one of the game’s premier talents, but, still,...
09
DEC
2011

Bleacher Report Blow Back

Yesterday I posted this article on Bleacher Report. I stand by it. It got it’s far share of strong responses, both for and against, but some folks took the time to email me about it. Here is one:
07
DEC
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Don’t Talk About It.

I’m just going to come right out and say it: it’s extremely hard to concentrate on writing while your dog is slurping his crotch like a snow cone. Hey, I know dogs bath themselves with their tongue. I get that their customs are not my customs, and that their tongues go places...
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