Friday, August 05, 2011

Misunderstood lyrics

"SS" writes about misunderstanding "Bennie & The Jets" also...

"I used to sing, "She's got electric boots, her mom has too..." We were just talking about that the other day! Bernie Taupin, Bernie Schmawpin."

Colbert on Baseball's Worst Records

Colbert discusses Adam Dunn and Craig Counsel and takes an unnecessary (but funny) swipe at the Chicago Cubs in the process...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The worst hitter ever

Adam Dunn is going after his record of the worst hitting season ever (he hit .139 one year).

Craig Counsel is going after his worst (non)hitting streak ever (he went 0 for 46 in one stretch).

But neither of them will ever match the overall futility of Bill Bergen. The New York Times has a great article about him.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rick Springfield

30 years ago this week I returned home from a six week adventure in Europe (the summer after my high school graduation) to discover that this country had lost its collective mind.

I knew this to be a fact when I found out that this was the #1 song in America...

When I listened to it this morning, it wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered it. Maybe I've lost my mind now too.

Monday, August 01, 2011

The JOBC Contest

Time for this week's JOBC Contest.

The first person that e-mails me the correct answer at will win a commemorative Greg Maddux 3000th strikeout scorecard and a t-shirt from the Just One Bad Century catalog.

Here's the question. Albert Pujols got the 2000th hit of his career this weekend against the Cubs. This week in 1999 a Cubs player accomplished the same feat. Name that Cubs player.

UPDATE: Gary Compton was the first person to e-mail me the correct answer to the question this week. The man that got his 2000th hit this week in 1999 was Mark Grace.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Father Knows Nothing

My latest Father Knows Nothing column has been posted at NWI Parent. This one is called "The Question I Never Ask (Anymore)"

You can read it here.