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Saturday, October 13th, 2007 | 11:01 pm [baseball, random, ranting]
In the middle of one hell of a Game Two of the ALCS, I can’t help but wonder . . .

What kind of name for a restaurant is “Pizza & Wings, Etc.”? That’s the name of the new place in Sharpsburg. Real low-rent, greasy spoon, plastic tablecloth type of place – but that’s what I like about it. The name, though, has got to go. What the hell do you use for verbal shorthand with that? “Hey, let’s go to Pizza & Wings tonight!” Sounds ridiculous. “Pizza & Wings” is a line on a menu, not a name for a restaurant. I have the same problem with Buffalo Wild Wings. This is not the name of a place. Imagine if Waffle House called itself “Waffles With a Side of Smothered and Covered Hash Browns.” Would you ever go there? Incidentally, I’ve never tried the pizza or the wings, so I don’t even know if they’re any good. What I’ve had of the etc. has been decent.

I think managers are way too preoccupied with lefty vs. righty pitcher/batter match-ups. I know the stats show that left-handed pitchers do better against left-handed batters, and vice-versa, but come on! If a guy gets paid several million dollars a year to work once every five days, shouldn’t he be able to get someone out in a clutch situation no matter what side of the plate the guy bats from?

Seriously, this is one hell of a game right here.

The Herald-Mail recently cancelled its evening edition and now publishes only a morning paper. It did this because it is hemorrhaging money and could no longer afford to publish and distribute an evening paper that like five people in the county read. The downside is that now you have to wait 36 hours to get scores to late ballgames, making the paper even more useless and irrelevant that it already was. Now it’s essentially a local version of USA Today, without the bright colors or the insightful television writing of Robert Bianco.

Why is Dane Cook doing promos for the MLB postseason? I thought the purpose of advertising the games was to entice me to watch them. Who wants to watch a ballgame when Dane Cook could show up at any moment? And anyway, he totally stole that bit about the Colorado Rockies from Louis C.K.

Didn’t Larry King used to write a column for USA Today using this exact same stream-of-consciousness format? Does that mean I’m ripping off Larry King – or does the fact that I am conscious as I write this make it different enough?

I was half-kidding up there: Bianco isn’t all that insightful a TV critic. He was a huge fan of Angel, though. Can’t find fault with that.

Tied at 6 in the top of inning 7. Are you watching this? You should be watching this, it’s one hell of a game.
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