Friday, October 2, 2009

Remaining Races, Head Cases

Last year, Joe Torre's Dodgers blazed through September, going 16-6 to clinch the NL West crown on September 26, 2008. Although they're guaranteed to return to the playoffs again this year, they've yet to clinch their division. Despite having played their last eight games against three of the weakest teams in the Major Leagues, the team that started the 2009 with the best record in baseball just can't get it done. Two games back are division rivals the Colorado Rockies, who the Dodgers will face in a three game home series this weekend. I have NEVER met ANYONE who supports the Rockies. COME ON DODGERS. EARN YOUR LOVE.

Here are some celebratory photos from last year to set the mood:

Still battling it out in the AL Central are Kei's beloved Detroit Tigers and Joe Mauer's wholesome Twinkies.

People have been talking about Joe Mauer becoming a Yankee in 2011. Sure, he's handsome enough to join the best looking team in baseball, but I have complicated feelings about this.

Let's talk about something else, now:

Book: Williams' head abused at facility

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Daily News is reporting that Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams' severed head was mistreated at an Arizona cryonics facility, according to details from a new book.

In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., writes that Williams' head, which had been severed and frozen for storage, was abused at the facility. Johnson claims a technician took baseball-like swings at Williams' frozen head with a monkey wrench.

Williams, the last player to hit over .400 in a season, died in 2002 at age 83 and had his remains sent to Alcor for cryogenic storage in the hope that future generations would develop the technology to revive him.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

I had to copy and paste that directly from ESPN because no summary on my part could do it justice. WTF, human beings? Why are we like this?

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