Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cocked and Ready To Fire

In a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Devil Rays today, tempers flared. In the second inning Tampa pitcher James Shields hit Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp with a pitch. After which, Crisp charged the mound. Shields threw a wild haymaker (right) that if it had connected could have made him into the next Kermit Washington. Well, maybe not that infamous because at Crisp saw it coming.

[Photo: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer]

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Triple Crown Fashion

The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will be run this weekend. Big Brown won the first two legs and will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. I hope he wins, so "analysts" will quit trotting out (HA!) that stat.

The only people who know anything about horse racing are degenerate gamblers who drink and smoke too much. Everybody else attending these events is just there to be seen. Like at the Derby. The women are really into the hats.

It's the shoes, however, that are most important at all of these events. The horses have their own shoes, of course. But, I have been provided a photo of the latest shoe fashion that all the well-heeled will be wearing at Belmont this weekend.

The rumor is that Sarah Jessica Parker will be around this weekend to announce her endorsement. Maybe if she turns her ankle, somebody will put her down.