12/02/2021 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Sorry folks, League’s locked out. The Wally out front should have told you.

The MLS Cup isn’t a double-elimination tourney? Less than ideal.

The day after Thanksgiving turkey gumbo is a lot of work but so worth it

Martha’s Vineyard basketball, the Rucker Park of Massachusetts island communities.

Is it ironic that Pat Burns was cremated?

I only answer to Fred the Baker and the higher ups at Dunkins.

Cakes are cooking for O.J. McDuffie, Rachel McQuillan, Monica Seles, Jan Ullrich, Aaron Rodgers, and Gary Sánchez.

Actually the BBWAA is trash, and the IBWAA is made up.

Pinot Grigio and regret make the world go round.

Pretty convinced the Fitbit sleep score is a random number generator.

Beef Barn
Tasty and Affordable

YES!!!! The 2021 Retrosheet Data has been posted!! This should be a National Holiday: RETROSHEET DAY!

Oh, the band in the documentary who broke up months later were sick of each other? Thanks, Corky.

“Greek Stuffing” is how Haggerty’s wife gets him dressed in his little suits.

Hey, Gang of stat humpers, this week’s Phrase that Pays is “I prefer to vote for someone who is good on 4th downs.”

Omicron Beam > Omicron variant

Timely block, Rob Williams. Related, I can’t tell the difference between the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.

The best phrenologist is still a quack.

News Item: ‘Just because Cam Newton is on your roster it doesn’t mean you’re just going to win,’ says Cam Newton

Oh man, I missed Dame Time again.

Blue Line: Delays of up to 15 minutes due to a maintenance train inspecting the overhead wires. Trains may be asked to stand by at stations.

Another promise, another scene
Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed
And all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined
(So come on)

Has anyone made a ‘Brian Kelly giving Notre Dame the Irish Goodbye’ joke yet? Everyone? Oh.

Nothing gets the teenagers wetter than “I know Mike Wallace”.

The calendar flips to December and I’ve already started watching old Masters Highlights. I can smell the Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Magnolias already. 123 days but who’s counting?

Marchand did nothing wrong!

Each morning I wake and check to see if I have a pulse. When I do I know it’s gonna be a good day…

AIDS Feet > COVID Toe.

I take no pleasure in reporting that Ted Sarandis won.

Milton Massachusetts. Home to the Blue Hills. and also Rich Hill. Welcome home.

I’m not your fucking “cupcake.”

You mean cosplaying as a beat writer doesn’t put you on par with Mookie Betts financially?

Honk if you remember the Almost Home line of cookies.

Oh sure, when the dog snores she’s cute.

I’m starting to think this Keith Olbermann character is a bit of an unstable prick.

Run-preventer JBJ is back? I am cool with that.

Oh gee was, the camera on accidentally catching me in a moment of vulnerability?

Best bet for the weekend: Kohl’s Cash getting earned.

Owning. Mai Tai Thirty.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Facebook, other writers, league and team sources, Bill James, BSMW, and #the15 were used in this column. They will not control us. We will be victorious.

It is also Britney’s birthday. Have a happy one, free of conservatorship.


  • “Omicron Beam > Omicron variant” This pull is so deep it makes the Mariana Trench look like a puddle.

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    • Stop fooling around with forming up into the other two stupid robots; Dragon form, then Omicron Beam the Pandimonium Empire Robot of the Week into oblivion.


      • Beg to differ. All I remember is it was the first weapon they always tried and it usually didn’t work.

        The Arrow Formation was badass and they never used it enough


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