Meanwhile, I nominate the Cubs and Nationals for the PH4H Fall Classic. The Nationals have lost 9 of 10 and are 9-21 since July 28. The Cubs followed their sweep by the Cardinals with a sweep by the worst team in the National League, the Pirates (though the Cubs and Nationals are seriously challenging Pittsburgh for that honor). Oh, and it gets better: a night after Cubs closer Ryan Dempster blew a lead in the 11th inning to lose it, Cubs closer Ryan Dempster blew a lead in the 11th inning to lose it.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Well, there's just a bit over a month left in the season, so it's time to start thinking about the big awards, starting with PH4H MVP.
Of course, PH4H is all about the pitching, but for MVP, like in the actual game, batting and pitching should be judged independently.
Unless, something drastic happens in the next month, your PH4H MVP will be.... drumroll please.... Ronny Cedeno! The Cubs shortstop has 128.75 points in the league, which is over 30 above his closest competitor, Angel Berroa. Here's the top 5....
Ronny Cedeno (Cubs) 128.75
Angel Berroa (Royals) 95.25
Brad Ausmus (Astros) 89.50
Sal Fasano (Mets) 85.75
Royce Clayton (Reds) 71.50
I know, hard to believe that Jim Bowden traded away a PH4H MVP candidate in Clayton.
Now, for pitching.... this is much more interesting. First, I'm trying to come up with a name for this award.... what's the PH4H equivalent of the Cy Young award? Perhaps, it should be named at the end of the season after the winner.
If the season ended today, it would be the Ambiorix Burgos Award. It says alot about the state of Kansas City pitching that their CLOSER is currently in the lead.
But the pitching race is much closer than the batting race. Here's the top ten.
Ambiorix Burgos (Royals) 415.00
Solomon Torres (Pirates) 408.40
Carlos Silva (Twins) 407.60
Ramon Ortiz (Nationals) 389.20
Jason Marquis (Cardinals) 387.90
Joel Pineiro (Mariners) 383.60
Jeff Weaver (Cardinals) 376.20
Rodrigo Lopez (Orioles) 370.90
Jose Mesa (Rockies) 369.70
Mike Stanton (Giants) 364.60
Posted by Justin S. at 12:50 PM
Monday, August 28, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A Maryland Man will get the ultimate revenge on the Wilson Bridge- he was selected by a panel as the person who has suffered the most from the old drawbridge, and gets to push the detonator on the old bridge at 11:59pm on Monday, August 28th.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Come one, come all to Year 2 of the PH4H Fantasy Football League! For those not familiar with our wacky concept, this is a "reverse" fantasy league. You get points for lousy plays (fumbles, interceptions, having your qb sacked, etc.) and lose points for good plays (td's, positive yardage, etc.). To sign up, click here. Good luck to all!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
From my ArtsJournal newsletter: Beirut Peace Garden Delayed. A garden being constructed in Beirut and meant to symbolize peace has been put on hold because of the war. ... Bloomberg.com 08/17/06 http://artsjournal.com/visualarts/redir/20060817-65684.html
Posted by violindan at 10:45 AM
Thursday, August 17, 2006
According to this site's Site Meter, people have found this blog from the following searches, using Google and other search engines.
"Was He-Man Gay?" Two people found the site this way.
"Caroline and Steve" Do the two of you have stalkers?
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Posted by Justin S. at 12:37 PM
The International Astronomical Union's Planet Definition Committee (yes, there is one) has suggested to a national convention of astronomers a new solar system category, the pluton. Pluto would be demoted from planet to pluton and would join Ceres (an astroid between Mars and Jupiter), Charon (Pluto's moon), and UB313 as plutons. So I guess we'll have to scrap our old mnemonic devices (My Very Expensive Mercedes Just Smashed Up Near Philadelphia) and come up with a new one. The Washington Post suggests "My Very Early Map Can't Justify Such Unusual New Planets Coming Up". Do you have any suggestions? If so, post them in the comments!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
ESPN ran two articles side-by-side today -- one giving reasons why the NFL is better than college football, the other giving reasons why the college game is better.
Everyone knows what I think. (Go 'Noles!) What do you think?