Thursday, May 06, 2010

Separated at Birth

I bet Mr. The Merciless would keep his ERA under 7 and look less awkward in a Dodgers cap.

19 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

There used to be a pinball machine in my local arcade that was Flash themed. When no one was playing it, it would suddenly pipe up with "Emperor Ming awaits." I don't know why this stuck with me after all these years, but now whenever I see Flat Breezy warming up I will have to start saying, "Emperor Ming awaits."

Steve Sax said...

Not the bore worms!

Jason said...

Apparently only one of these two has access to a device used to bend brims and/or collars.

MR. F said...

Has anybody read "A Song of Ice and Fire"? At least the 4 books that have actually been written?

Todd said...

Yes! A Ming the Merciless sighting means my day is complete.

This might be a question for another time but after I flipped the channel on last night's game, I started to wonder if (aside from horrible pitching) the Dodgers aren't feeling the effects of O-Dog and Beastmode leaving. O-Dog had the enthusiasm and Beastmode had an insane workout regimen for a 4th out fielder.

Do you think guys might be taking it easy now that they're not around to make them look like slackers?

Steve Sax said...

@Todd: We do indeed have a new Beast Mode this year, one who can't hit but every once in a while surprises you with a rare RBI, like last night.

Garrett Anderson.

Josh S. said...

I fear this weekend's series. Dodger Stadium may collapse in on itself when Sherrill's and Todd Helton's goatees occupy the same space at the same time.

Dusty Baker said...

Leastmode?

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

I'm watching Shards v Phiwwies right now and I'm very scared to see both Ryan Franklin and Werth's facial hair exist in the same space. A new kind of matter could be created.

karina said...

You've defeated me, would someone say who's this Sherrill's look-alike is?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me! The Dow is down 800 points!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Gordon

Josh S. said...

"Fuck me! The Dow is down 800 points!"

Blame Kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

I blame Honeycutt.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty's new plan:

The big CA lottery winners are apparently Dodgers fans:

http://tinyurl.com/2edzk67

These folks need to be persuaded to put together a team of buyers to take over the team.

Josh S. said...

I'd be happy if they bought my parking and beer.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet mother of god Jason LaRue has some lame facial hair. It's almost cool for awhile, but then you realize it's not.

Dusty Baker said...

Still on the lottery winners...

From an MSNBC.com article on the situation:

"Fateful choice of restaurant

Gilbert had purchased 10 Mega Millions tickets Tuesday night when he stopped at a Pico Rivera, Calif., restaurant, L & L Hawaiian BBQ, to pick up dinner.

The choice of restaurant was sheer luck. Gilbert had been in downtown Los Angeles on jury duty Tuesday. He called Jacki before heading home and asked what she wanted for dinner.

“She said she had a craving for KFC. All I could think about was that double-decker chicken sandwich, and I said, ‘I don’t want that,’ ” Gilbert said.

His first thought was to pick up Mexican food downtown, but he couldn’t find a cheap place to park.

“The parking there was like $8,” he said. “I wasn’t going to pay $8 to park.”

So he stopped at the BBQ place on the way home instead. While he was there, he invested 10 bucks in randomly picked tickets for the jackpot."

Love that the mere image of a KFC Double Down turned him off of going there, and instead he went to another joint that ended up selling him the winning ticket.

It's a crazy world out there, folks.

Paul said...

Ming!!!

Did the entire world financial market just die and then come back to life without me knowing?

Man I guess ignorance is bliss.