So Scott McClellan stepped down....and I am seriously surprised he lasted this long. Ari lied with conviction, he acted like he believed it and if you didn't believe what he was telling you, then you were just a moron, weren't you? He had this whole Scalia approach to press briefings. I remember in undergrad, one of my friends sent him a Valentine's Day card. She's probably on a list somewhere. Like, he was the Scorpius of the Bush White House. You hated him, right? But he was SO COMPELLING. He used to get into these little tiffs with Les Kinsolving, oh man. Hilarity. Well, as hilarious as anything involving the Bush Administration can get. McClellan, on the other hand, I swear, when I first started watching his briefings? I felt kinda sorry for him. The guy couldn't have sold me on the sky being blue, let alone GOP spin. Anyway, peace out, Scott. You were, like, the least memorable press secretary ever, which, I dunno, that will probably be in your best interest when all is said and done.[Bad username or site: offspeed / @ livejournal.com]
linked to this piece on Greinke
, which reminded me that MLB.com ran this
two days ago. I really have so much respect for the Royals organization, and the way they gave this kid his space and have been willing to let him work things through. And I have a lot of respect for this kid, too, to recognize that he's got issues that need addressing. Respect all around, what the hell.
Yesterday it also occurred to me that it's been, like, MONTHS since Alex Rodriguez has done something for me to make fun of. WHAT GIVES. On the plus side, [Bad username or site: rickenbacker / @ livejournal.com]
posted caps of sadface!A-Rod post the Team USA loss, so, you know, that's something.
Speaking of [Bad username or site: rickenbacker / @ livejournal.com]
, she ripped the BDSSP appearance, in mpeg. In four parts, for easier downloading, since each part is 30mbs here. Um, if you grabbed the thing I ripped from the BDSSP site, then you have all of 1, all of 2, and all but 40 seconds of 3. Part 4 is the guys failing at knowing the trivia about each other, and I imagine fangirls everywhere rolled their eyes at the fact that Chavvy didn't know who Z's uncle was ^_~Part 1 of 4
++ Part 2 of 4
++ Part 3 of 4
++ Part 4 of 4
She also took a crapload of caps, available here
And via [Bad username or site: roxybritain / @ livejournal.com]
. Now, if they could just find a way to balance this being adorkable business with WINNING BALLGAMES, I think my friends would all be happier people.Joe tore the baby fish a new one
. Which, you know what? GOOD. Because the frantic throws to first to blow ballgames late? WERE PISSING ME OFF. Also, Mikey can start hitting any day now, because seriously, there could be nothing more embarassing than getting benched by the Marlins.
Btw, Cubs fans, my heart goes out to you, man. I'm headed to the Richmond Braves game on Saturday (in lieu of the Wilco concert, because baseball > Wilco) with my friend Amy, who's a huge Cubs fan, and she's taking this D-Lee thing kinda hard. I imagine it'll be my job to keep the beers coming.