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Idiots being idiots

Since today has once again been a really horrible news day (Holy hell, Harry Kalas and Mark Fidrych in the same day?  Let’s hope death fans on the hat trick), I figure we could all use a little comic relief:

  • Manny Ramirez wants to retire with the Indians

Thumbnail image for MannyRamirez.jpgLast year, Ramirez wanted to retire in Los Angeles.  Now, after bilking signing a 2-year, $45 million contract with the Dodgers, Man-Ram has announced that he would like to play his final seasons in Cleveland.  And he wants former teammate Jim Thome to join him.  Now, if Thome follows Man-Ram to Los Angeles, this is a proposition I would whole-heartedly support. 

  • Sunday night is alright for fighting

The Red Sox and Angels engaged in the first bench-clearing brawl of the season last night, after an errant Josh Beckett pitch sailed over Bobby Abreu’s head.  There was some pushing and shoving but there weren’t any actual punches thrown, and I don’t think this was an intent ball (Beckett was in the middle of his windup when the home plate umpire called time).  When all was said and done, Torii Hunter, relief pitcher Justin Speier, and Angels’ hitting coach Mickey Hatcher were sent to the showers.  Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia was ejected for barking at Beckett (or somebody, he shouted something from the dugout) in the very next inning.

This brawl was actually kind of lame.  The batter wasn’t actually hit, and the pitcher wasn’t actually throwing at him.  And like most baseball fights, there wasn’t any actual fighting, either.  Hockey fights, on the other hand, are an entirely different story.  Sometimes even the fans get involved:

  • Reds OF day-to-day after incident with revolving door

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Reds OF Chris Dickerson has apparently hurt himself while fighting with a revolving door as he was leaving his hotel on Saturday morning.  Somehow he struck himself in the head with the door as it swung around.  While this might not be a fail as epic as Joel Zumaya injuring his hand while playing Guitar Hero, or Clint Barmes breaking his collarbone while carrying deer meat, this is probably not the smartest move for someone who is battling with Jerry Hairston, Jr. for playing time.

And you know who else is an idiot?  Me.  For somehow accidentally publishing this post before I was done writing it.  I fail at the internets.  But then again, you probably already knew that.

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