|I'm Stumped. Jeff Weaver, Winner, Game 5 NLCS?
||[Oct. 18th, 2006|05:30 am]
How is Jeff Weaver doing well for the Cardinals?
This guy was a well-known monster of a party animal when he played for the Tigers.
Check out the trivia part of his Wikipedia entry.
He was also one of the most frustrating pitchers to watch. He'd have epic meltdowns out there, and it was all scowls and general nonsense, even when he did have a decent game.
He had a 5.76 ERA between the Angels and Cards this year.
Jeff Weaver . . . clearly not a great rendition of Bob Gibson.
Yet . . .
How is Jeff the winning pitcher in Game 5 of the NLCS?
WHAT IS THIS SHIIIIIIIT?!?
It's under the same inexplicable force that gave Kenny Rodgers the arm of Sandy Koufax. October baseball, believe it!
BTW, one of the questions of the trivia that I go to in Tuesdays went like this: "What country music singer has been through MLB Spring Training?"
My answer was Tim McGraw, the correct answer was Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines. Was that such a bad miss, or should I be kicking myself?
Nah, country is such shitty music to me, at least, that you shouldn't be kicking yourself.
I'm not normal, either. I hate MLB as-is, and now that you mention it, I remember when Garth (and Jordan) had their dreams of pro ball floating out there.
What I'm saying is, Garth's pretty obscure baseball-related trivia, but I tend to remember this stuff . . . I don't remember everything, but little things like that usually register somewhere in my head.
Eh, it's all a tossup. How about those North Koreans, just randomly blowing up shit?
No clue on them, unfortunately.
In hindsight . . .
That's one thing I never liked about the discussions previously in this matter . . . I figured that multi-national peaceful discussions or any other UN bullshit clearly was not going to get anywhere with North Korea . . . they were going to get kinky no matter what was made in diplomacy.
This is THE clusterfuck. There was no dealing with a guy that sips VSOP Hennessey cognac while his country starves. That's a special kind of strange.
My solution? Let the Asian countries handle their own.
That came from three weeks of topic analysis and thought. If the US doesn't give them attention, and the Asian continent handles the situation, it lessens the North Koreans hold on the attention/media hordes.
DPRK's like a little kid; it's attention and that only.
Yet, we still named our trivia team "DPRK: The Sequel".
If you haven't figured it out, yikes, I'm not normal.
All of that goes out the window if KJ-Ill gets irked enough to plant a mushroom cloud on Hong Kong.
But, if something like that were to happen, chances are it would end up like Reservoir Dogs, and maybe you and I are lucky enough to keep planting crops of mutant purple broccoli while we contemplate what went wrong, that is, when we're not fending off rampant gangs of giant mutant ants.
I don't think the USA can actually function as a "World Police" squad when there's a number of conflicts going on at once.
Special kind of strange, indeed.
Eh, the threat construction is a madhouse, it's really sad when you have to start playing the percentages in world affairs.
If the Ill-matic decides to drop the Hong Kong nuke track, China and Japan are going to internalize the conflict, and then it's a crapshoot.
The US cannot be the world's Superman. The whole Bush Administration needs to get the fuck off the high horse before it's too late.
I can definitely see a nuke situation getting out of hand in which neighboring countries start lighting off their own, until the whole land mass is covered in strikes.
War Games, obviously, had a huge impression on me, but to know that the USSR almost dumped a counter-strike on the US because their detection gear had a false positive in fall 83 . . . freaky shit.
Humans will lay down a world cloud . . . once it starts, it's likely to not stop until every nation's toasty.
Question is . . . which kook leader is nutty enough to start the chain reaction.
If you aren't familiar with the USSR ref . . . Stanislav Petrov
. . . basically, with this and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and this is coming from two large populations with experience and scientists to guide the leaders with knowledge of nuclear winters and other awful situations . . .
I am not really concerned, in a "OMG WER GONNA DIEE" way, but I live knowing this is a possible reality I face, especially when it comes to new countries to the nuclear power era.
The other leader that concerns me is the current leader of Iran.