Bernie Carbo, of the Red Sox, was high enough to go duck hunting with a rake when he hit his legendary, Game 6, pinch-hit homer during the ’75 World Series. Actually, in the news today…
“I probably smoked two joints, drank about three or four beers, got to the ballpark, took some [amphetamines], took a pain pill, drank a cup of coffee, chewed some tobacco, had a cigarette, and got up to the plate and hit,’’
Here’s a clip of Bernie selling some cars and cashing in on his big moment years later…
As always, just say Woah! And, click pause on the music player located in the side bar before playing the YouTube.
Catch a falling star, Bernie.
I played the outfield sometimes where it looked like the stars were falling from the sky.
Oh, I get it; it’s a verb. Dumping somebody on Facebook…unfriend.
That’s pretty stupid. But, according to the Oxford University Press, unfriend is the one word that “best reflects the mood of the year”.
I found the story at MyWay…check this out…
Oxford lexicographer Christine Lindberg says unfriend has “real lex appeal.”
uh…ok…so, I found this at Wiki…
* Theoretical lexicography is the scholarly discipline of analyzing and describing the semantic, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships within the lexicon (vocabulary) of a language, developing theories of dictionary components and structures linking the data in dictionaries, the needs for information by users in specific types of situation, and how users may best access the data incorporated in printed and electronic dictionaries. This is sometimes referred to as ‘metalexicography’.
Woah! Semantic, syntagmatic, paradigmatic and metalexicography?
Your job description includes all of that and you “unfriend” is hip?
BTW, runners up included “netbook” and “sexting”.
Proof that you should always expect the unexpected, from USA Today…
An elephant that escaped from a nearby circus collided with the couple’s SUV Wednesday night when it ran across a rural highway in Enid, about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.
Police say the 29-year-old elephant had escaped earlier that night from the Family Fun Circus at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. The couple weren’t injured in the crash, but police say the elephant had a broken tusk and an injured leg.
Authorities say the elephant’s tusk tore a hole in the SUV’s sheet metal.
Now, this may not tickle you as much as it does me but, I have been to Enid many times and the mental image of driving along through the stubble fields and suddenly, out of nowhere you hit a damn elephant. Woah!
All that aside, the elephant was hurt and the people weren’t. Must have been a Hummer.