Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tuesday Notes, Unsung Heroes Edition

  • John Lindsey is interviewed by ESPN (above).
  • My favorite part of this profile of Dodgers BP pitcher Pete Bonfils:
    When slugger Manny Ramirez worked out at Dodger Stadium in secret each morning after he was suspended for failing a drug test last year, he asked the team to have Bonfils throw to him. But Bonfils already had a day job as an account executive at Young's Market Co., a distilled-spirits distributor in Orange County, where he helps manage nearly $120 million in billings.

    The Dodgers are one of the company's more important customers, though, so Bonfils' morning schedule was quickly cleared for Ramirez.

    He loves this delivery job (Kevin Baxter, LA Times)

21 comments:

Jason said...

@Dusty from some point in last nights mega train wreck of a GT:

I didn't quite get knofed in the robs. The battery died in my phone so I had to make a decision: leave the bar and head home to continue posting via computer or stick it out and finish off the (Day) Labor Day weekend/Dodgers tankapalooza in the style to which everyone here at SoSG seems to have become accustomed.

I spent so much time speaking to people with British accents while I was in an inebriated state, I may have picked a bit of one up myself. Keep calm and carry on, indeed.

Dusty Baker said...

I think you made the right decision.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina from last night

"one of his generals blame that Chicas Polar and Catira Regional ads on the trucks that distribute beer encourage to "alcohol consumption, party and sex" (what's wrong with that?)"

That is rich. So the general's reasoning seems to be "We make party -- too much!!"

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

Looks like Walcott was stretchered off (shoulder) during the match going on now.

Begging the question why anyone is stretchered off if it isn't their feet or legs that are hurt.

Dusty Baker said...

Happy belated birthday, by the way, Mr F!

Also:

Happy birthday, J. Steve!

Fred's Brim said...

Happy birthday, MR F! It seems like you haven't been all that happy lately, with all of the *cries* and whatnot. What would make you happy at this point? The Giants missing the playoffs?

Fred's Brim said...

J Steve as well!

Fred's Brim said...

It seems like I missed a doozy of a corker of a humdinger last night. I knew something was up when we hit 2 bills before VaTech even scored.

rbnlaw said...

Thanks for that disturbing bit of news. I knew Arsenal's beginning was too rosy.

Hopefully it is a shoulder and nothing more serious.

Dusty Baker said...

It is a shoulder, but I believe it's the same shoulder that he's had jacked up before and recently. So not good news preliminarily, both for him and for my fantasy team, which had enjoyed a nice run with his bringing in the points.

Paul said...

We are all a bunch of lotnoffs.

Mr. Customer said...

But what superb examples of Lotnoff-kind we are!

rbnlaw said...

What noisy cats are we.

rbnlaw said...

Walcott hurt his ankle. Looks bad.

karina said...

@rbnlaw girl and dog he bore his cross swan swan hummingbird hurrah we all are free now long low time ago people talk to me

I can continue if you want too. 1000+ points for you to quote this wonderful song (one of my favorites of all-time)

karina said...

what's a lotnoff?

Mr. Customer said...

Pistol hot cup of rhyme, that!

Mr. Customer said...

Lotnoff? I have absolutely no idea, other than we're it.

rbnlaw said...

Let's recap:
Lofnots-numerous
Swans-2
Hummingbirds-2
rbnlaw +1000

I'm winning again, suckas!

rbnlaw said...

^Lotnoffs.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of rhymes, I dig lil rapper P-Nut's choice in baseball teams:

Tiny URL seems appropriate:

http://tinyurl.com/22pveem