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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Fellow Latch Key Kids...

We’re a couple of weeks into this lockout and instead of all kinds of rumors and baseball news being served up by Mom at the Hot Stove we are forced to fend for ourselves.   

It isn’t easy. Last night I watched the 1961 World Series courtesy of MLB Films. I saw Yogi Berra misplay several balls in Left Field and Vada Pinson and Frank Robinson collide, some nice Nettles like fielding from Clete Boyer, and a Roger Maris home run but ultimately it was…meh. Maybe because I knew the outcome.

I tried watching a Los Gigantes game on MLB.TV but my SAP setting didn’t go from Spanish to English, and I kept having flashbacks to siting alone in my room watching “Canal cincuenta y siete, Casa De Lucha Libre Todo Del Mundo.”  And while Banco Popular is probably still “right on the money” it didn’t satisfy either.

Normally I can bring my attention to other sports, but the New York Football Giants are in the midst of an implosion the likes of which I have never seen. Last week’s game was over in under 30 seconds. So, no relief there. The Knicks, who got me through last year’s pandemic winter are again, pretty much unwatchable, and while I enjoyed the final 10 minutes of the NYC Football Club’s championship, it was soccer.  

I suppose I can make it to the Winter Olympics because who doesn't love watching skaters going around in circles in front of an empty arena? 

Truth is, I’m running out of places to park my brain. One can only read so many books or doom scroll for so long.  Any suggestions?

12 comments:

HoraceClarke66 said...

Doug, in 1966, my late father—a fan of both the NY baseball and football Giants—took me to see a game the latter played in the Famous Original Yankee Stadium.

That Giants team finished 1-12-1. And it is STILL better than the one they have out there today.

-10 yards passing? Incredible. And then the coach gets mad...at the media? OK, The Other Judge.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


“Canal cincuenta y siete, Casa De Lucha Libre Todo Del Mundo.”

¡Mil Mascaras es el Rey!

Dantes said...

Cobra Kai season 4 was fun 🤷🏻‍♂️

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Skool haus rok.

Bourbon.

Stanley Owsley.

AboveAverage said...

I'm making homemade gin - anyone want a pour?

Carl J. Weitz said...

@ Above Avg... Do you make that with Old Spice sifted through white bread into a bottle?

@ Doug K....New York Rangers!

DickAllen said...


Yes, Carl, and it can be had at Costco for a fraction of the price.

ranger_lp said...

LGR!

Carl J. Weitz said...

LOL..Good one!

JM said...

I'm hungover again and my brain has ceased to function except for involuntary activities.

Like this.

AboveAverage said...

No no no Carl. I carefully steam extracted cologne from over 300 Macy's Grey Flannel peel 'n' sniff cologne adverts and just filtered it through the bun of a frozen microwave White Castle burger. Delish

Doug K. said...

That is a truly above average response.