Archive for December 9th, 2013

I Once Loved A Woman …

Monday, December 9th, 2013

… In The New York City Ballet.

I know you don’t care.  Neither did she.

The Girl Who Struck out Ruth And Gehrig

Monday, December 9th, 2013


Back to back! What?

On April 2, 1931, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the New York Yankees played an exhibition game against their AA  minor club team the ‘Lookouts.’  It’s pitcher was 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell, a woman in an almost exclusively-male dominated sport.

After the team’s first pitcher let a few Yankees on base, the Lookout’s coach sent Jackie to the mound with her odd, left-handed, sidearm delivery.  Her first batter?  The ‘Sultan of Swing’ himself, Babe Ruth. The Babe swung mightily  and missed twice before taking a called third strike.  He then lambasted the umpire for the call and stalked away from the plate.

Lou Gehrig was up next and he didn’t look too happy.  The “Iron Horse” swung and missed three times, striking out on just three pitches stunning the crowd.  That was the Lookouts high point in the game.  They predictably were crushed by the Yankees 14-4.

After the game, Ruth said, “I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.”

What did Mitchell get for her triumph?  She was immediately banned from Major and Minor league baseball by Commissioner Landis.

Were the strikeouts an “act” for the hometown crowd?  Most people don’t think so. Although Ruth led the league in home runs for his career, he was also known as the “Strikeout King,” topping the league in that category for 5-years*.  Gehrig just wasn’t a guy who fooled around much on the diamond. Neither took Jackie Mitchell seriously and her strange pitching style may have thrown them.

Jackie Mitchell shaking hands with Babe Ruth.

You can read more about baseball’s greatest woman pitcher here.

*Although Babe Ruth was a master of big hits, he wasn’t exactly known for his all-around baseball expertise.  Ty Cobb, often judged as the “best” player EVER in the game, was jealous of the Bambino.  Once when asked to say something “good” about Ruth, Ty said, “Well, for a fat guy, he runs pretty good.”

Miley Busted

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Miley Cyrus grabbed the breast of one of her willing backup dwarfs in a recent concert. She also smoked a joint on stage.  Some of her fans got upset but millions more bought her CD’s.  It’s tough to get more and more outrageous.  I can’t wait for her next act!

Battered Faces

Monday, December 9th, 2013

EGYPTIAN SPHINX


LEON SPINKS

 

From Wikipedia: 

“Leon Spinks is an American former boxer. In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. However, he was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in an unapproved rematch seven months later, which he lost by a 15-round unanimous decision.

Boxing fans can watch Ali vs Spinks II here.

Gifts For Bad Kids

Monday, December 9th, 2013

T-SHIRT HELL

“WHERE ALL THE BAD SHIRTS GO”

tshirthell.com

Warning:

This is an adults only, often offensive, website.  You have been warned.

Planned Parenthood Pisses People Off

Monday, December 9th, 2013

 

Protect yourself even if you're only stuffing a turkey.

The anti abortion/anti-sex crowd is never happy with Planned Parenthood. They constantly protest in front of PP offices and verbally terrorize young people walking in to receive information, counseling, or abortion services.  Since they’ve ignorantly blocked sex education in schools and birth control methods for DECADES, I believe they are responsible for many of the unwanted pregnancies and abortions that have occurred.

Traditionalist turkey gobblers were not happy with PP’s latest campaign:  “Talking Turkey: 8 Easy Steps for Discussing Reproductive Health and Justice at the Holiday Table.”

“Going home or getting together with relatives for the holidays is always a stressful time, but if your family members are the type who regularly protest outside the local Planned Parenthood, you know that this holiday is going to be a doozy.”

Say WHAT?  As in “Would you please pass me the cranberry sauce, Grandma?  And did Mom tell you each of the three guys I’ve slept with since school began wore condoms on their penises?”

I support Planned Parenthood but I think this campaign is one turkey they could have definitely stuffed.