Double bass hit

A little music baseball humor for our Friday.  I’m not sure whether swinging that giant instrument would make it easier or harder to make contact with a 100 mph pitch.


Breaking Ball

I broke a few windows on the house as a kid.  I wish I had been clever enough to use this line.


Breaking ball


Letterman’s Top Ten Things Babe Ruth Would Say If He Were Alive Today

This is pretty fun, so I thought I’d change things up just a little bit this morning.  It’s been years since I watched any Letterman (I’ve never been a real night person, even while the show was running), but I always found the top ten lists amusing.


Top Ten Things Babe Ruth Would Say If He Were Alive Today:

10. “You call this a baseball team? Where are all the fat guys?”
9. “Yo quiero Taco Bell!”
8. “All right, who’s the son-of-a-bitch who named a candy bar after me?”
7. “All right, who’s the son-of-a-bitch who named a talking pig after me?”
6. “Hell, if that’s the case, I would have been impeached from the Yankees 500 times.”
5. “I won’t play unless I’m paid one hundred thousand dollars a year!”
4. “I can’t believe all these naked photos of me on the internet.”
3. “I’ve just come back from the dead – so can’t Denny’s give me a free meal?”
2. “Yeah, I’d like to see McGwire hit 60 home runs drunk off his ass!”
1. “Steinbrenner sucks.”

Monday metaphor

Happy Monday, happy eclipse day, and happy Spumoni Day.  This seems all too appropriate.


Change up

This is just a tad disturbing, but pretty funny all the same.


Yankees fan

My mom and I recently returned from a week-long trip to Saskatchwan (hence the sporadic posting lately).  Honestly, I’m still exhausted and recovering from our little jaunt, but promise to get back on the ball with my posts pretty quickly.

For now, here is a little joke to help tie us over.  Poor Yankees — though I imagine, in a lot of ways, they and their fans might get a kick out of being hated so much.


Two boys are playing hockey on an inlet on a pond in suburban Chicago when one is attacker by a rabid Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy takes his stick and wedges it down the dog’s collar and twists, breaking the dog’s neck. A reporter who is strolling by sees the incident and rushes over to the boy. “Young White Sox Fan Saves Friend from Vicious Animal,” he starts writing in his notebook.

“But I’m not a Sox fan,” the little hero replied.

“Sorry, since we are in Chicago, I just assumed you were,” said the reporter, and he began writing again.

“Cubs Fan Rescues Friends from Horrific Attack,” he continued writing in his notebook.

“I’m not a Cubs fan either,” the boy said.

“I assumed everyone in Chicago was either for the Cubs or the Sox. What team do you root for?” inquired the reporter. “I’m a Yankees fan,” the child responded.

The reporter turned the page in his notebook and wrote “Little Bastard from New York Kills Beloved Family Pet.”

First pitch of the season

We’ve all had a similar experience at some point.  Or is that just me?

peanuts baseball 4