Thursday, June 21, 2007

About Schmidt

The only thing I can think of is that both Coletti and Conte, and probably McCourt, knew about the shoulder problems and refused to pursue the issue further. They probably thought that if they demanded an arthroscopic procedure that Schmidt and his agent would balk at having it done. In any event, whether they knew he was damaged goods, or to what extent, will have to be determined. The fact that the general manager did not demand a more extensive examination is incompetence and should be treated that way. I am also discouraged that the Los Angeles Times of Chicago (my LA Angels of Anaheim comparison reference)did not have an editorial prepared for today's edition, which is ridiculous and just bad coverage.

The other, and more nefarious possibility, is that they knew exactly what they were getting and decided to pull the trigger anyway to appear to the season ticket holders that they were serious about winning. In other words, the whole thing was pre-planned in advance. Remember, they do get insurance money to cover a percentage of the loss. I wouldn't put anything past this organization.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Absinthe makes the heart grow fatter.

If all goes according to plan, I should be celebrating two years of continuous sobriety on July 12, 2007. I want to take a moment and express my heartfelt gratitude to the great beings who have given of themselves, freely, to unconditionally support me on this path to freedom from addiction and freedom from self.

May all of us offer our love and prayers to those who are still sick.

May God, in his infinite wisdom, clear the path of thorns for those who yearn for peace.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Infinitely and Eternally Yours

Nothing is more wondrous than your Self, the embodiment of knowledge.
The ever-changing world is perishable; only That is true.
It is without name, without form.
It is your true abode of rest.
~ Baba Muktananda

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cellphone Tony

Cellphone Tony don't you blow your top, everythings under control.
Cellphone Tony don't you blow your top, cause you think your getting too old.
Don't try to do no thinkin',
just don't go on with drinkin',
go have some fun you ol' son of a gun,
and drive home in your Lincoln.
(With apologies to Frank Zappa)

Strange Hebraic apparition

This appeared on last nights Dodgers/Padres game. In the first inning, Randy Wolf was pitching when suddenly in the lower right hand corner of KCAL 9's in-game scoreboard there appeared this bizarre series of symbols. They appear to be Hebrew. Normally there are balls and strike counts and pitching speed. I have no idea what this says or how it manifested. Pretty bizarro, eh? The second letter from the left is, however, undoubtedly Namaste!