Thursday, March 10, 2011

On Star Trek, Sully Baseball, and Gratuitous Red-Sox Bashing

Squawker Jon, you are way out of date. Josh Beckett is just a blip on the radar as being one of my most-hated Red Sox these days, especially since the Yankees seem to pummel him every time they face him now. I am not sure if he would even make my Top 5 least favorite Red Sox this year, not with annoying teammates like Jonathan Papelbon, Kevin Youkilis, and Dustin Pedroia.

Speaking of which, Sully Baseball and I had a discussion on his radio show the other night about how this is the worst era ever for baseball nicknames, with so-called nicknames really being shortening of names, like "Tek" and "Youk." How boring. Not that the Yankees are much better in the nicknames department these days, though. We also discussed about how every scandal has a "gate" attached to it. How annoying!

Anyhow, Squawker Jon, you are correct about my hatred of "Star Trek." The only things I liked about the show was the cat episode, and that you refer to "The Wrath of Swan" whenever I have a hissy fit! I did read our friend Sully's entire article comparing Beckett and "Star Trek", though!

Speaking of pop culture, I think I finally figured out why "Sheen's Korner" is spelled with a K. It's Charlie's tribute to "Kiner's Korner"! Ralph oughta sue.

What do you think? Tell us about it!


Uncle Mike said...


"Keptin, Derek Jeter has a cult of personality. I know all about cult of personality, it was inwented in Russia!"

"Captain, Burnett is givin' it all he's got, but he just canna get it over th' plate!"

Gene Monahan, can you figure out what's wrong with A.J.? "Damn it, Joe, I'm a doctor, not a pitching coach!"

The Omnipotent Q said...

I agree with you 100% about that "gate" nonsense, Lisa. I roll my eyes every time I see someone say that.

I also hate that it seems like every player's nickname has to have a first letter and part of his last name. Very annoying.

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