Thursday, August 31, 2006

PH4H World Series

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

PH4H Basebeall MVP

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

Dan Snyder and Tom Cruise....

Who's crazier? Now, they're joining forces. Snyder signs Cruise to a two year deal. Can Tom playing running back? I guess L. Ron Hubbard will have to be a Redskins fan now.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Put 'em on notice

Go here to make your own On Notice board.

How Netflix really works

Check it out.

Cards Sweep Cubs

And not only that.... guess what former National hit a walk off grand slam last night, the day after hitting a walk-off single?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Maryland Man Gets Revenge on Wilson Bridge

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

PH4H Fantasy Football, Year 2

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

What's Wrong with that Metro Train?

This website lists all the things that have gone wrong with Metro trains. The site says it's been 4 days since the last incident... I wonder how long that will last (and is that a Metro record?)....

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sweet dreams

You're sure to sleep comfortably in your Armor of God pajamas.

Friday, August 18, 2006


One man's trash is a Dumpster Divers for the Homeless man's treasure.

Today's "Duh!" headline

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. ... 08/17/06

Atheists for God has been added

PH4H could be next ...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Google Searches and PH4H

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?

"Jeremy Piven J Date" and "Jeremy Piven Interview"

and.... get this....

"Progressive Rock Blogs"

Is Pluto a Planet?

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!

More from The Onion

Well, since I keep posting links to Onion Sports stories, I guess it's only fair that I link to one that basically makes fun of the Cardinals.

Cincinnati Reds Volunteer To Win NL Central

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Which is better: NFL or College Football?

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?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Greg Maddux

I probably don't have much room to make fun of the Cubs since the Cardinals just got swept by the Pirates, but as King Kaufman points out, Maddux has made 3 starts and given up 2 runs in 20 innings as a Dodger, for and ERA of 0.90.

Boxing puppets? Bobbleheads?

Behind Chavez and Castro in this picture are what appear to be Castro and (maybe) Chavez. Now polling on what those things are.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Nothing about Joe Lieberman will appear on the front page of tomorrow's Washington Post. Seems there's something else in the news today.

President's Race

I'm sure everyone's seen it up close by now, but here are two quick pictures of the Nats' new and improved President's Race.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Satire, meet parody

Finally, someone is calling out Stephen Colbert.

Oy vey!

Check out this latest invention: the Yarmulkebra.

Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like.

Why does everyone hate A-Rod?

Check out this great article on why everyone hates Alex Rodriguez.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Chad Cordero: Writer?

Chad Cordero wrote an article for