October 23, 2013 |
BOSTON - This really did not matter much to the Dodgers. They did not qualify for the World Series, and the effort put forth on behalf of the National League was not their concern. To the fans of the Dodgers, however, this was a jolly good evening. After a week of hearing ad nauseam about how the St. Louis Cardinals played the game the right way - the Cardinal way, if you will - Dodgers fans could take solace in the way the Cardinals played in Game 1 of the World Series. If, that is, the Dodgers fans could stop laughing.
October 14, 2013 |
Hanley Ramirez has a fractured rib but could still play Monday night in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. “Hanley's not in any danger of hurting himself any further,” Manager Don Mattingly said. “It's just a painful thing.” The CT scan Ramirez underwent Sunday revealed that he has a fractured eighth rib, according to Mattingly. Whether Ramirez plays will be a game-time decision. He will try to swing a bat and could be in the lineup if he can bear the pain.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - As the Dodgers' dreams of a World Series title turned into something that would require a miracle to be realized, all Hanley Ramirez could do was watch. Clayton Kershaw was pitching a masterpiece Saturday, but Ramirez couldn't help him. The Dodgers' hitters were facing a dominant rookie right-hander in Michael Wacha, but Ramirez couldn't step into the batter's box for any of them. Ramirez was unable to swing a bat, much less play, as the Dodgers dropped a 1-0 decision to the St. Louis Cardinals that increased their deficit to two games to none in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
HOME & GARDEN
September 27, 2013 |
Bob Newhart has a wonderful old bit where he claims that if you gave enough monkeys enough typewriters, sooner or later they would write all the great books. Whether they would come up with great comedy bits is another matter. You have to think that art isn't merely a mob effort. All it really takes is the right monkey. I used to think that if there were no booze, there would've been no great books. What sun is to citrus, hooch is to the recesses of the literary mind. That's not to say aspiring authors should drink.
August 28, 2013 |
Veteran NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte suffered three broken ribs in a cycling accident Wednesday morning and won't participate in this weekend's race in Atlanta, said his firm, Bobby Labonte Enterprises. The accident happened while Labonte, 49, was riding his bicycle near his home in Trinity, N.C. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Details of the accident were not disclosed. Labonte had no other injuries but was being held overnight for observation. Mike Bliss will replace Labonte this weekend in the No. 51 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car fielded by Phoenix Racing, the announcement said.
June 9, 2013 |
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar - Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons, Dow, 8, and Orly, 5, out of Kalaw, Myanmar, and into the pale mauve mountains above. We were nine months into a year-long trip around Southeast Asia and Australasia, just the three of us. Already, we'd taken risks we would never have taken at home.