Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jesus Loves Lance

They say that Jesus loves you
....what about yank-ees?
And they say that lefties break you
....well, I still wanna see
They say that you're bats been only half alive
Till you give playing on a pennant winner a try
Well I wanna see
I wanna see
What can you do for yankees?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

You're A Grand Er Son, You Gave Us A Game Winning Run

Say it ain't so Curtis
You're a Grand er son
You gave us a game winning run
And forever in first may we stay
You're the emblem of
The team I love.
The home of the Mick and the Babe
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the yankee White and the Blue,
Where we're not afraid to boast or brag.
Should auld rivals be forgot,
But Curtis, why would keep your eye on Kathy, that grand fag hag?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Let's Hear It For Carl Crawford's Boys

Did you hear about these boys? Besides the above "protected" and "symbolic" version, they've been celebrated in poetry here Below, I think, is the original version
Carl Crawford he may talk sweet
He may not have much to say
But his boys loves he, loves he, loves he
And he lets them freely stray
And maybe he don't cup them
But maybe we really should mind
Because every time they are hurt
It's Yank future that may be misaligned
Lets hear it for Carl Crawford's boys
Lets give his boys a hand
Lets hear it for those babies
You know you got to to understand
Whoa, maybe he's a Devil Ray
But maybe he'll one day for the Yankees play
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Lets hear it for Carl Crawford's boys

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Lord That Got Away

from IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS... caught
Jeez Montero bashedeth two HRs Tuesday night, both opposite field miracles, in the above-ground diamond mine located in the Anthracite Capital of the World -- yea unto Scranton! -- alternative home to Dwight Shrute and Vice President Joe Bite-Me!
Tonight, 3 for 3 with a double. Since the all-star break, he's batting .524.
In fact, ever since we betrayed Jesus in a trade -- only to have the deal scuttled by a large, bearded Voice from Heaven, which almost perfectly coincided with the calling of George Steinbrenner to meet his maker -- Montero has ascendedeth onto a team-saving tear: 4 homers, a flock of base hits and he's been driving in runners like money-changers from a temple.
Justin Smoak hit a couple of homers over the weekend, but he quickly defaulted to his
.200 BA and 2 K's per game pace. Meanwhile Jesus Montero is on fire at Scranton. So for Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik, this one's for you.
The fans will grow bitter
Smoak will lose his glitter;
His bat grows colder
His future projects less bolder
And all because of the lord that got away
No more Zduriencik's eager Rangers' call,
Boy, that took a lot of gall
His foolish dreams will all
Go astray.
Jack, the greed that won you
Will go off and undo you.
Justin's brief upswinging
Has seen the final inning.
Don't know what happened. It's all a crazy game!
No more that 5 tool thrill,
For you'll go through the mill -
And never a new lord will
You attain

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Yankees vs. Red Sox: August 16, 1958, part 2

The old timers game yesterday inspired me to put this together. I combined portions of a free broadcast I found at the old time radio archive with 1958 baseball card images from check out my cards. Here's a link to the box score of the game. Mel Allen calls Mickey's 440 foot home run in the 6th inning off of Tom Brewer. The day marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Babe Ruth

Yankees vs. Red Sox: August 16, 1958

The old timers game yesterday inspired me to put this together. I combined portions of a free broadcast I found at the old time radio archive with 1958 baseball card images from check out my cards. Here's a link to the box score of the game. Mickey would hit a home run in the 6th inning off of Tom Brewer. The day marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Babe Ruth

Why Tim McCarver Hates The Yankees

The Sweetest Pie He's Ever Had?

Not That I Wish This, But......

McCarver's anti-Yank bias is so transparent I wish that he would excuse himself from any Fox broadcast that involves the team.
Yesterday, Steve Albert is talking about the old timer's ceremony and the memorial for George and Bob Sheppard and says, "The Yanks really know how to do things the right way."
McCarver says, "Well most of the time." Later he disparages Posada. "The Yanks won't admit what a problem he is behind the plate." On Tampa manager Joe Maddon he says, "He's a genius because he teaches base-running in terms of two bases at a time." Wow, Maddon must belong to Mensa,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yanks Win One For The Boss And For Bob: He's Delightful, He's Swishalicious, He's De-Lovely.

The devil rays are young, they're a team to fear
So if you want to go beat them dear,
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious, he's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
Tampa fans have reason to cry
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious, he's de-lovely.
You could tell at a glance
that tonight's game was one in a trance
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring,  "For George, a win must we forge "
So sweet it is my chickadee,
That Nick's an all star, it's his right to be
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious,
he's delectable, he's Swishalicious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
He's de-lovely".
btw the girl in the video is Mitsuko Sawamura. To learn about her view this
The actor at the end is David Wayne

Weekend At George's

A h/t to It Is High, It Is Far.....for inspiration

Friday, July 16, 2010

Swish Tames Those Benoit Balls And Leads Yanks To Victory

Back in 2008 Benoit gave the Yanks problems with his balls when he pitched for Texas. How fitting that the ever hip Swish knew what to do with them.  Maybe he watched this video

Bill Gates At The AFT Convention?

for more about this video see Norm at ednotes online

Has Big Papi Morphed Into Ernie Lombardi?

Big Papi really showed his slowness afoot in the all-star game. Has he morphed into Ernie Lombardi?
Ernie Lombardi was considered one of the slowest major leaguers in history
from Thomas Sowell
Many years ago, there was a big, lumbering catcher named Ernie Lombardi whose slowness afoot was legendary. Someone once said that not only was Ernie Lombardi the slowest man who ever played major league baseball, whoever was second slowest was probably a lot faster runner than Ernie Lombardi.
When Lombardi came to bat, infielders played back on the outfield grass. That gave them more range in getting to balls that Lombardi hit. They could snare line-drives that would otherwise be base hits. With ground balls, they could easily throw to first base from the outfield grass and get the slow-moving Lombardi out.
Despite all that, Ernie Lombardi had a lifetime batting average of .306 and even led the league in batting a couple of years. But many people said that, if Lombardi had had just average speed, he could have been a .400 hitter.
One day, as a teenager sitting in the Polo Grounds, the stadium where the then New York Giants played, I was privileged to watch a historic event. Ernie Lombardi laid down a bunt!
The crowd went wild. The play took forever, with Lombardi laboriously clumping down to first base-- running as hard as he could, but still not very fast-- while the third baseman made a long run in from left field to get to the bunt.
We cheered ourselves hoarse rooting for big Ernie as he doggedly but slowly made his way down the first base line. He barely beat the throw, which set off another explosion of cheers.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Did Big Papi Get A Good Grip On The Crucial 9th Inning Play?

Many fans felt Big Papi was slow to react to the base hit by Buck in the 9th inning. I don't know, it seems he had a good grip of the situation.

The Final Blow?

Did this happen prior to the all-star game? An attempt to relive another all-star moment?

Monday, July 12, 2010

On Baseball Names

from bardball, by Bob Sheppard
There are certain names that go over well,
Like Pena, Ramos, Carrasquel,
With liquid sounds so panoramic.
And strangely, they all are Hispanic.
Aurelio, Hipolito, Cecilio, Domingo
Have a lovelier sound than American lingo.
What native name could I ever tell so
Musically, as Valdivielso?
And no native name could ever show us
The splendor of Salome Barojas.
from DaveBall
there are certain names that are simply drek
like papelbon, beckett and varitek
while others belong in the garbage bin
like neville and joba chamberlain
but let us not fail to check
the quartet of mariano, andy, jorge and derek
no greater sounds in Yankee lingo
quintet winners of world series' ringos

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Birthplace Of The Voice Of The Lord

Robert Leo "Bob" Sheppard (October 20, 1910 - July 11, 2010) was the public address announcer for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball from 1951 to 2007, and was the public address announcer for the New York Giants of the National Football League from 1956 to 2006.
In his time with the Yankees Sheppard announced over 4,500 Major League Baseball games, seeing the team capture 22 American League pennants and 13 World Series championships. Yankee Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson dubbed him "the Voice of God".
Sheppard was born in 1910 in Richmond Hill, a section of the borough of Queens, New York City. A U.S. Naval Officer in World War II, Lt. Sheppard commanded shipboard gunnery crews in the United States Pacific Fleet (1942–1945).
Throughout his career, Sheppard kept his age a secret, once ending an interview when asked the question twice. He graduated from Saint John's Preparatory School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in 1928, and graduated from St. John's University in 1932, where he was president of his senior class.
Sheppard was enshrined in the St. John's University Sports Hall of Fame, where he earned seven varsity letters from 1928 to 1932, three in baseball as the starting first baseman and four in football as the starting quarterback.
He earned his Master's degree from Columbia University in 1933.
Sheppard was originally a speech teacher at John Adams High School, later at his alma mater, St. John's. He was speech and debate coach for Sacred Heart Academy's Forensic Team in Hempstead, New York. Sheppard would continue to serve St. John's as a PA announcer for sporting events, including men's basketball and varsity football, into the 1990s. Sheppard maintains that his work as a professor of speech is far more important than his work as an announcer. He said that as an announcer, "All I have to recommend is longevity." Sheppard first worked as a public address announcer for football games at St. John's. He moved on to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference. His work was remembered by the Yankee front office, and he debuted as Yankee PA announcer on April 17, 1951, with the Yankees' home opener, a win over the Boston Red Sox. In 1956, when the New York Giants football team moved into Yankee Stadium, he began announcing their games as well, staying with them for their move into Giants Stadium. The first Yankee lineup Sheppard announced contained eight future Hall of Famers, five on the New York squad alone: Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto. Their opponents, the Boston Red Sox, featured Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Lou Boudreau. The first player he introduced was Dominic DiMaggio. He was initially paid $15 per game or $17 for a doubleheader. Sheppard is known for his distinctive announcing style, which has become a part of Yankee Stadium's lore. He began each game by saying, "Good evening... ladies and gentlemen... and welcome... to Yankee Stadium," employing a peculiar but effective cadence he developed to allow the echos of his words to reverberate around the cavernous original Yankee ballpark. He signaled in-game announcements with the polite dictate, "Your attention please, ladies and gentlemen."

Chamberlain, That's He

Who is the man whose bad tosses will bring a loss?
Chamberlain, That's He!
Who will surely fold when your team needs a hold?
Chamberlain, That's He
For he isn't as proud of his name you see,
As a Sparky, Goose, or a Mo, could be.
Who is the man that blows a lead every time he can?
Chamberlain, That's He
C-H-AMBER-L-A-I-N spells Chamberlain
Proud of all the Indian blood that's in he; Many a man can say a word agin he.
C-H-AMBER-L-A-I-N, you see,
Is a name that shame is usually been connected with, Chamberlain, That's he!
C-H-AMBER-L-A-I-N spells Chamberlain
Proud of all the Indian blood that's in he; Many a man can say a word agin he.
C-H-AMBER-L-A-I-N, you see,
Is a name that shame is usually been connected with, Chamberlain, That's he!

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Trade That Did Not Occur

Waiting For The Clifford P. Lee 2

Bid the d-rays so long
And they can take old bosox along
We've got the best team, a real dream
A too costly levy? but a well thought out levy,
A hurler that can never go wrong
He'll bring us all that music and song!
It's simply great, mate, waiting for the lefty
Waiting for the Clifford P. Lee!

Waiting For The Clifford P. Lee

While Brian is settling the levy in old se-att-lee
There's CC and Andy
There's AJ and Javy
On a moonlight night you can find them all
While they are waiting,
The yankees are syncopating
What's that they're saying?
What's that they're saying?
While they keep playing
A - humming and swaying
It's the good ship Clifford P. Lee
that's come to carry the pennant away!

Yanks Win 3-1: He's Swishalicious, He's De-lovely.

The mariners are young, their pitchers without peer
So if you want to go beat them dear,
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious, he's de-lovely.
I don't understand the reason why
Youk's fans have reason to cry
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious, he's de-lovely.
You could tell at a glance
that tonight's game would not be a dance
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring deep
"you lose after a sweep"
So sweet it is my chickadee,
That Nick's an all star, it's his right to be
He's delightful, he's Swishalicious,
he's delectable, he's Swishalicious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
He's de-lovely".

Thursday, July 08, 2010

You've Got A Coach

When you're down and broken
and you're shoulder's flying open
and your head ain't screwed on tight
Close your eyes and think of me
and soon I will be there
to make sure you don't give up the fight
You just call out my name,
and you know wherever I am
I'm the man, the guru Eiland
Night or day, away or home
don't let your crazy thoughts roam
I'll be there, to adjust your approach
You've got a coach

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Diane Ravitch At NEA Convention In Seattle: July 6, 2010

above excerpts from her speech
full transcript from nea below
NEA Friend of Education Diane Ravitch's Speech
Delivered at the 2010 Representative Assembly
Thank you, John Wilson. Thank you, all my friends in the NEA. Thanks to all my new friends in Colorado and Massachusetts and California. Thank you so much, California. The first time I spoke about my book was before the NEA scholars group in October. But the first time I went public was in San Jose, California. Thank you.
Let me first thank you so sincerely for this honor. I accept it with humility, with gratitude, and with respect for the more than three million educators that it represents.
Next, I would especially like to thank Camille Zombro of San Diego. Without Camille and without her help and the help of teachers in San Diego, I could not have written chapter 4 of the book. Read it and you will see why.
Well, it’s kind of amazing that this convention is being held in New Orleans. I was, just a few minutes ago, interviewed by documentary filmmakers who said to me, “Well, don’t you know that New Orleans is proving a new model?” The new model consists of wiping out public education and firing the unions, and it’s spreading across the country. And I said, “God forbid.” I pointed out to them what we all used to know, which is that public education is the backbone of this democracy, and we cannot turn it over to privateers.
Since my book appeared in early March, I have started out on what I thought would be a conventional book tour, but it really has turned into a whistle-stop campaign. I have been to 40 different cities and districts. I have another 40 planned starting in September. I talked to union members, to school board members, to administrators, to left-wing think tanks, to right-wing think tanks. I have met with high-level White House staff. I have met with about 40 members of Congress. I would say that I have met so far about 20,000 teachers, and after today I think I am going to increase it to 30,000.
And in all of this time, aside from the right-wing think tanks, I haven’t seen met a single teacher who likes what’s happening? I haven’t met a single teacher who thinks that No Child Left Behind has been a success. I haven’t met a single teacher who thinks that Race to the Top is a good idea.
Wherever I went, I met teachers who understood that there is a rising tide of hostility to teachers, to the teaching profession, and to teachers’ unions. You see it almost daily in the national media, in Newsweek magazine with its dreadful cover story about firing teachers, and Time magazine with awful columns, and in the New York Times and the Washington Post and all of the major media.
And as I talk to teachers, by the end of my talk, I hear the same questions again and again: What can we do? How can we stop the attacks on teachers and on the teaching profession? Why is the media demonizing unions? Why does the media constantly criticize public schools? And why does it lionize charter schools? Why is Arne Duncan campaigning with Newt Gingrich? Why has the Obama Administration built its education agenda on the punitive failed strategies of No Child Left Behind?
And teachers want to know, as you want to know, who will stand up for public schools and their teachers? At every appearance that I’ve made, teachers would come up to me afterward and they would say to me, “Stand up for us. Speak for us. Be our voice wherever you go.” And I promised that I would, and I have.
I promised to speak out against No Child Left Behind. It’s a disaster. It has turned our schools into testing factories. Its requirement that 100 percent of students will be proficient by the year 2014 is totally unrealistic. Any teacher could have told them that. Thousands and thousands of schools have been stigmatized as failing schools because they could not reach a goal that no state, no nation, and no district has ever reached. By setting an impossible goal, No Child Left Behind has delegitimized public education and created a rhetoric of failure and paved the way for privatization.
I will continue to speak out against high-stakes testing. It undermines education. High-stakes testing promotes cheating, gaming the system, teaching to bad tests, narrowing the curriculum. High-stakes testing means less time for the arts, less time for history or geography or civics or foreign languages or science.
We see schools across America dropping physical education. We see them dropping music. We see them dropping their arts programs, their science programs, all in pursuit of higher test scores. This is not good education.
I have been told by some people in the Obama Administration that the way to stop the narrowing of the curriculum is to test everything. In fact, the chancellor in Washington, D.C., the other day announced she plans to do exactly that. That means less time for instruction, more time for testing, and a worse education for everyone.
In speaking out, I have consistently warned about the riskiness of school choice. Its benefits are vastly overstated. It undercuts public education by enabling charter schools to skim the best students in poor communities. As our society pursues these policies, we will develop a bifurcated system, one for the haves, another for the have-nots, and politicians have the nerve to boast about such an outcome.
Public schools, as I said before, are a cornerstone of our democratic society. If we chip away at support for them, we erode communal responsibility for a vital public institution.
Teachers are rightly worried about the Race to the Top. I pledged to keep asking again and again why a Race to the Top replaced equal educational opportunity. Equal educational opportunity is the American way. The race will have a few winners and a lot of losers. That’s what a race means.
Race to the Top encourages states to increase the number of privately managed charters, to pass laws to evaluate teachers by test scores, to promote merit pay, and to agree to close or privatize schools with low scores or to fire all or part of their staff. All of this is wrong.
And thank you for passing a resolution expressing no confidence in Race to the Top. Why expand the number of charters when research shows that on average they don’t get better results than regular public schools? Last year, a major evaluation showed that one out of every six charters will get better results, five out of six charters will get no different results or worse results than the regular public schools. A report released just a couple of weeks ago by Mathematica Policy Research once again shows charter middle schools do not get better results than regular public middle schools.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, on whose board I served for seven years, has tested charter schools since 2003. In 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, charter schools were compared to regular public schools and have never shown an advantage over regular public schools. Charter schools, contrary to Bill Gates, are not more innovative than regular public schools. The business model and methods of charter schools is this — longer school days, longer hours, longer weeks, and about 95 percent of charter schools are non-union.
Teachers are hired and fired at will. Teachers work 50, 60, 70 hours a week. They are expected to burn out after two or three years when they can be replaced. No pension worries, no high salaries. This is not a template for American education.
If we pursue the path of privatization and deregulation, we better keep in mind what happened with the stock market in 2008. And to those who tout the benefits of vouchers and charters, I want you to point out this example to them, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee has had charters and vouchers now for almost 20 years. Twenty years with vouchers, almost 20 years with charters.
They have seen a steadily declining enrollment in the public schools, and meanwhile research now shows that African-American students in Milwaukee, the supposed beneficiary of all of this choice, have test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, test scores that are below those of their African-American peers in Mississippi and Louisiana.
There was no rising tide. Choice promoted no rising tide, and no boats were lifted. While all of this money was invested in choice, there were no benefits to the students.
The Race to the Top plan to use test scores to evaluate teachers is a very bad idea, badly implemented. Legislatures should not decide how to evaluate teachers.
SB6 was wrong in Florida. Thank you to the Florida Education Association and to all the parents and friends who stood with you who defeated that pernicious piece of legislation. And thanks to you for persuading Governor Charlie Crist to do the right thing by vetoing it. Now you have got to make sure that whoever is the next governor will veto it again if it dares to come back again.
191 is wrong in Colorado. Sorry to say that it was passed. It was signed into law, and the teachers may stand to be fired because the test scores didn’t go up consistently. And these are matters that are, in many cases, beyond their control. Teachers should be judged by professional standards and not by a political process. Research does not support evaluating teachers by test scores.
Students are not randomly assigned to classes. Teachers’ so-called effectiveness fluctuates depending on which students happen to be in a teacher’s class. The single most reliable predictor of test scores is poverty, and poverty, in turn, is correlated to student attendance, to family support, and to the school’s resources.
And perhaps we should begin demanding that school districts be held accountable for providing the resources that schools need. Just like No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top requires and pressures districts to close low-performing schools. The overwhelming majority of low-performing schools enroll students in poverty and students who don’t speak English and students who are homeless and transient. Very often, these schools have heroic staffs who are working with society’s neediest children. These teachers deserve praise, not pink slips. Closing schools weakens communities. It’s not a good idea to weaken communities. No school was ever improved by closing it.
You know, a lot of teachers don’t pay attention to the national scene. They are busy teaching kids. They don’t pay attention to what’s happening in Washington. But when the Central Falls staff, the entire staff, was fired without a single teacher having an evaluation, the message went out that there is a new game of punishing teachers. And the message also went out when this was endorsed by Secretary Duncan and then reaffirmed by President Obama. This is not a good message.
We should thank our teachers, not fire them, not threaten them, and not close their schools.
Merit pay is another of the useless fads of our time. Merit pay has nothing to do with education. It destroys teamwork. It incentivizes teachers to compete with each other for money instead of collaborating for each other for the benefit of children.
Teachers need to share what they know and work towards one common goal — helping children and young people grow and develop. Merit pay will promote teaching to not very good tests. It may or may not improve scores, but it definitely will not improve education.
I have spoken out repeatedly to defend the right of teachers to join unions for their protection and the protection of the teaching profession. Teachers have a right to a collective voice in the political process. It’s the American way. I don’t see the Wall Street Journal or the Washington Post or the pundits complaining about the charter school lobby. I don’t see them complaining about the investment bankers lobby, or any other group that speaks on behalf of its members. Only teachers’ unions are demonized these days.
Currently, there is a campaign underway to eliminate tenure and seniority. To remove job protections from senior teachers would destroy the profession. Supervisors will save money by firing the most expensive teachers. Imagine a hospital staffed by residents and interns with no doctors. Bad idea.
Instead of the current wave of so-called reforms, we should ask ourselves how to deliver on our belief that every student in this nation should learn not only basic skills, but should have a curriculum that includes the arts, history, geography, civics, foreign languages, mathematics, science, physical education, and health. But instead of this kind of rich curriculum, all they are getting is a heavy dose of high-stakes testing and endless test preparation. And as the stakes increase for teachers and schools, there will be more emphasis on test prep and not what children need.
Policymakers have been far too silent about the role of the family. Teachers know that education begins at home, and that when families take responsibility, students are likely to arrive in school ready to learn. We need, not a Race to the Top, but a commitment to provide greater resources for those children who are in the greatest need. Schools and school districts continue to vary dramatically in their access to resources. The role of the federal government in education is to level the playing field, not to set off a competition for money. Nor do we expect the federal government to tell states and districts how to reform themselves based on the Chicago experience.
Around the world, those nations that are successful recognize that the best way to improve school is to improve the education profession. We need expert teachers, not a steady influx of novices.
We need experienced principals who are themselves master teachers. We do not need a wave of newcomers who took a course called “How to be a principal.” We need superintendents who are wise and experienced educators, not lawyers and businessmen.
The current so-called reform movement is pushing bad ideas. No high-performing nation in the world is privatizing its schools, closing its schools, and inflicting high-stakes testing on every subject on its children. The current reform movement wants to end tenure and seniority, to weaken the teaching profession, to silence teachers’ unions, to privatize large sectors of public education. Don’t let it happen!
So here’s a thought for NEA. Print up four million bumper stickers that say, “I am a public schoolteacher, and I vote — and so does my family.”
Do not support any political figure who opposes public education. Stand up to the attacks on public education. Don’t give them half a loaf, because they will be back the next day for another slice, and the day after that for another slice.
Don’t compromise. Stand up for teachers. Stand up public education, and say “No mas, no mas." Thank you.

Once In Love With Kathy

this news was rather perplexing

Once in love with Kathy
Why be in love with Kathy?
Ever and ever fascinated by her, yet won't keep your heart on fire to stay.
Once you're kissed by Kathy, how can you have lust for Kathy?
Ply her with rbi's and homers that tower, waste a million hours away.
You might be quite the fickle-left handed hitting slugger so carefree and bold
Who loves a girl and later thinks it over and has his bat get real cold.
But Once in love with Kathy
Why be in love with Kathy?
Ever and ever sweetly you'll romance her, trouble is the answer will be
That being in love Kathy sounds rather suspicious to me

Madfolks Of Public Education Destruction 2

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A-Rod's All Star Pajama Game

2 HR's and 5 RBI's last night against the A's! A-Rod certainly showed he deserved Joe's tapping him to be on the All Star Team. He's singing
The LA All Star Game
Is the game I'm in
And I'm be proud to be
In the LA All Star Game
I love it.
I can hardly wait to date
some actress blond that rates
after playing in the LA All Star Game

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

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I Am Javy, I'm Your Starter

The season's long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I am strong
Strong enough to carry them
I am Javy, I'm your starter
So on we go
Yank welfare is of my concern
No burden I cannot bear
We'll get there
For I know
Lean run support will not encumber me
I am Javy, I'm your starter
If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone thought
I would pitch with madness
like I did before in 2004
It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Be aware
I'll shoulder the load
It won't weigh me down at all
Cause I am Javy, I'm your starter
I Am Javy
I am Javy, I'm your starter

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Yes Sir That's My Cito

with apologies to Ichiro Suzuki, et al.

Yes sir, that's my Cito
No sir, I don't mean Tito
Yes sir, that's my Cito now
Yes, fans, he declined it
No righty, for Timms to decide it
A gimme win for the Yanks and how
By the way, by the way
When we reach the playoffs we'll say
Yes sir, that's my Cito
No sir, I don't mean Tito
Yes sir, that's my Cito now

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Andy's Gang Triumphs With 11 Run 3rd

Hi ya kids
it's andy's gang
I got a gang
you got a gang
everybody's got to have a gang
but there's only one real gang for me
good old andy's gang

Friday, July 02, 2010

Reborn On The 2nd Of July

Even  though Joba & Company blew it for him, it looks like AJ, with Dave Eiland's help, was reborn on this second of July.

Yankee Doody Boys

You're Yankee Doody Relievers
Yankee Doodies, left us to fry
Real live nephews of Chad Gaudin
Born on the second of July
We've got a Yankee Doody hemorrhoid
It's not our Yankee Doody joy
Yankee Doodies came to New York
Just to pitch so phoney
You are those Yankee Doodie Boys

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Felix The Cat's Golden Goose Eggs

Thankfully I missed most last nights' Yankee goose egg disaster at the hands of Felix Hernandez
The pirate 2:50
Oh we take what we want and want what we take
For we are pirates out hunting for treasure
If we see any gold we steal it away
Robbing widows and orphans of pleasure
Could really be the Mariners' song
Whether it's Hernandez or Lee we are pitchers with glee
For we are Mariners' stumping New Yorkers
So for the Yanks to win in the east
They better trade to upgrade or have their hitters get bats that are corkers