Sunday, June 23, 2013

Just Bubba Being A Douche Bag

Bubba Watson is a strange and complex man. He portrays himself as a good old boy, a man of strong Christian faith, a family man, an Everyman.
I was rooting for him on my 40th birthday last year during The Masters. He broke through and won. He was crying with his family on the 18th green after his victory. I was really starting to like him.
One year later, I think he's a horses ass.
I saw him on Feherty being a total braggart. Spends big money on a authentic General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard TV show. He was so cocky. Then there's the $525,000 watch on his wrist. Only so few were made and he made sure he got one.
He threw out the first pitch at a Yankee game last week. Anyone on the planet would have been in awe to do such a thing. Not Bubba. He went on to say it was no big deal. He pitched in school many years ago, and by the way, he mentioned he was one of the best.
Then there was today. He was leading the Travelers Championship by a stroke at the 16th hole. He hit the ball into the water, hit his drop shot over the green, and then proceeded to triple bogey the hole. He blamed his caddie for miss- clubbing him and giving him the wrong yardage. The CBS microphones picked up the whole verbal bashing he gave to his caddie, in front of a national TV audience. David Fehrety said it best, "Hey Bud, you swung the club, not your caddie."
I read he lost a lot of fans today. Count me as one of them.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pain And Suffering At The US Open

The US Open ended on Sunday. This year it was at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. The course was considered too small for modern equipment. The course measured in at 6,996 yards. The experts thought scoring records were going to occur. They thought the modern tour professional playing modern equipment at an old course like Merion would be a joke.
Merion got the last laugh.
Even par won the tournament.
Justin Rose won his first major over Phil Mickelson, who suffered another heartbreaking loss at the Open.
He was the overnight leader on Saturday. It looked like he just might pull through. The first two holes he was vintage Phil. Then he double bogeyed #3. He made an eagle. Then he bogeyed the shortest and easiest hole on the course at #13.
Then Justin Rose came out of nowhere and won the championship. Phil was the bridesmaid for the sixth time.
So close yet so far away. Now we all have to wait for next year again.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pitch Patch Potch or Things On My Mind

I'm watching the US Open. I think that modern golf clubs are ruining the game of golf. But man is forever searching for the extra 10-15 yards. I think modern clubs are junk. I'll gladly play my vintage clubs any day.

I hate the Miami Heat.

Lots of extra inning games today,

Go Bruins!!!!

That's all tonight. Good night!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Minor League Baseball Time

Getting ready to hit the road to Stockton to watch the Ports play the Modesto Nuts. Hwy 99 rivalry. Its going to be a hot night. Its 105 degrees right now.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I Think The Dodgers Found The Cure That Ails Them

The Dodgers went on a lavish spending spree this past off season. They were supposed to be turning the page. They were supposed to be the new model franchise.
They have been a train wreck all season. Injuries have plagued the team. Rumors of Don Mattingly getting fired started around May 1st. He supposedly is too laid back as are the veterans on the team.
Matt Kemp landed on the DL late last week. His replacement is proving to be a big answer to their offensive woes. And the answer was in the minor leagues.
Yasiel Puig will never see the minor leagues again.
He had a great debut againts the Padres. Had an even better second game. He had his first oh-fer tonight. It was bound to happen.
The question now is, what will happen to Andre Eithier?
I think he and Dee Gordon are going to be shipped off someplace.
As I said, Puig will never see the minors again. He's the new hit sensation thats sweeping Dodger Nation. He's putting butts in the seats. He's making the Dodgers relative again.
Welcome to the big leagues Yasiel!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Labor Day 500

I crossed the 300 mile mark the other day. My goal at the beginning of the year was to run 1000 miles. I don't think that's possible now.
I did some calculations and I figure if I run fifteen miles a week for the next thirteen weeks, I can make it to 500 miles by Labor Day weekend.
The next three months are going to be a challenge. It was 100 degrees today. The first of many hot days to come. I'm gonna have to start early to get my miles in on my running days. Throw in the traditional Indian summers we get here in Northern California, it's going to be warm until Halloween.
I think if I hit my goal at Labor Day, I'm gonna reward myself with a brand new vintage Schwinn bicycle. And a new pair of running shoes.