Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The newspaper sports section

There were a few stories in the sports section today that made me think a little, chuckle a little, and frown a bit too. In case you didn't see them:

  1. Cameron Diaz was "caught" by paparazzi leaving Alex Rodriquez' apartment with some trendy luggage. It was assumed that she stayed the night. Rumour has it that she is Alex Rodriguez's latest slumpbuster following the standard set by Madonna and Kate Hudson. Perhaps he needs to reread the definition of slumpbuster but then again he is batting .253 with only 2 home runs.
  2. The Phoenix Suns decided to wear jerseys in their playoff game with "Los Suns" on them. I wonder if someone will be asked to prove citizenship. Politics and sports together, wow.
  3. At a Phillies game the other day a "fan" ran onto the field. To apprehend him quickly, the police tasered him. Some people immediately said the police acted inappropriately. The fan in question, a 17 year old, supposedly called his father to tell him what he was going to do beforehand and the parent recommended against it. The kid did it anyway since he felt this would be a once in a lifetime experience. Little did he know that being tasered would be that experience. His mother, rather than bashing the police, issued an apology on her son's behalf to the Phillies saying that he was a "wonderful" kid and was accepted to go to college at Penn State. The question is will Penn State rescind their acceptance of him on the basis of stupidity?
  4. The Mets are no longer 0 for May.


Diane said...

Hi there,
Getting caught up on some blog reading. Been too busy for a few days to visit BlogLand. Love the story about the train. Such a classic! customer service these days - only two places I can think of with excellent customer service = REI and Costco.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you on the IT Band trouble.

chris mcpeake said...

The mets won?
that cant be right

Al's CL Reviews said...


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Most of the polls agree with the police's action. I kinda do as well, you really dont know what the heck he was going to do.

Ewa said...

Right, we never know what any person is going to do so just in case we/police better do something.
Kid is stupid, sure. And I am also sure we were all much smarter at 17. At least I know I was... right!
How about we tattoo proofs of citizenship on all citizens' foreheads and add some hologram security features. That would solve the problem.

See, you've got me started. I better stop now.

Tri Mommy said...

I have a feeling that kids parents think that he should have been tasered too. Isn't that enough for everyone else?

Jess said...

Phillies fans are a special bunch, what can I say, I count myself among the crazies.

Julie said...

Funny about Cameron Diaz being the latest slumpbuster for Alex Rodriquez:) What and the heck is it about those professional athletes?

I am glad that you are enjoying your beloved baseball season:) I will be checking your blog and know that you will have the low down on who is winning and ect. Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

LOL ... Obviously ARod has a different version of SlumpBustin than Mark Grace. I haven't heard that one in awhile -- thanks for making me laugh.

I believe all stupidity should be rewarded with a taser!