Hot dag, yo, are we the only sports blog not banned in China? Or are we in fact banned in China and we just don’t know it?

That is one looong cup of coffee: it had been 21years in between minor league starts for Tom Glavine when he took the hill for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Sitting Andre Ethier in favor of Juan Pierre: not necessarily the worst decision ever.

If you could be pals with an athlete, would you pick Ryan Spilborghs? I would pick Tim Wakefield, so we could all go bowhunting together.

CJ Wilson’s not making any new friends.

Boston’s playoff odds are a little bit longer, post-deadline. But they get a little bit shorter if Joba keeps hurting.

The Tigers: Now Open 24 Hours. (Because they never close.)

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  1. on a scale of retardedness, this has to be the MOST retarded thing I’ve seen in baseball yet (with the exception of that Knoblauch play when he argued with the ump instead of playing the ball). 2 things: 1) I mean, seriously, if you’re gonna get yourself ejected, at least try to make CONTACT with the guy you’re aiming for. jesus! it’s like watching Varitek in the batters box these days – just swingin at mosquitoes and missing every time (ouch!) and 2) what’s with all the dancing around eachother after the pileup? is this the Beat It video? come on you pussies – don’t be shy! If we’re gonna be throwing fisticuffs I got Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary right here!

  2. Paul Moro says:

    Lyndsay, thank you for implanting the image of the “Beat It” video into my head. I will now have visions of the mustachioed black man and the white dude with a really forced five o’clock shadow twirling around each other – pocket knives in one hand, each other’s hands in the other.

    And yes, when there are no ladies around, this is how guys fight.

  3. Basebrawls are one of my pleasures in life, so I want to see them done with maximum effort. that’s why the Pedro-Zimmer throwdown is my favorite fight ever. players, elderly coaches…no one gets out alive! if you’re gonna get a 4-5 game suspension, there’s no other way. there should be horses, a man on fire, and someone wielding a trident.

  4. Paul Moro says:

    By the way, do Red Sox fans sometimes get confused and call their fists “Jack Johnson” and “Troy O’Leary”? Just wondering.

  5. I can only speak for myself – I don’t…but sometimes I DO refer to them as Jack Johnson and Carl Everett.

  6. Sarah Green says:

    No. But we do get momentarily confused and think Lyndsay is making an allusion to the surfer-turned-crooner.

    “Wait…I don’t get it…’It seems to me that maaaaaybe….it pretty much always means no’…no?”

  7. Sarah Green says:

    Oh, but I am 100% behind the other Anchorman reference.

    No commercials….no MERCY!

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