Archive for July 3rd, 2019

After 86 games, Michael Brantley leads the team with 100 base hits. Has Brantley ever had a 200 or more base hit season in his career?

As they said in that movie, “you know where you can stick that citizenship question.” Well, when they do make that movie on the 2020 Census, I give them permission to use the line.

I will admit, I am one of those who only watch soccer during the World Cup. So, all you soccer fans, take your shots. I had on USA and England yesterday and my Dad and I watched USA and France last week at his place. I am not one of those who finds it boring. I get excited and I shout at the flat screen. I try to pay attention to what is going on. I think the USA women ought to get paid as much as the USA men, if not more.

How often do you get to see a USA female athlete troll an entire nation?

I’ll be rooting for them on Sunday.

Donald Trump is a racist. No argument on that. Guys like U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz don’t call Trump out on his racism, so they lose tons of cred on race issues. Nike comes out with a tennis shoe with the original Old Glory, with 13 stars. Kap tells Nike that the original Old Glory represented the slavery era, so Nike pulls them off the market. Sen. Cruz calls out Nike and says he will stop buying Nike gear. Ok. Shut up! Your cred isn’t good on this argument.

As we head into this Star Spangled Banner weekend, where patriotism will be on full display all across the USA, Commentary is going to ignore those that are going to politicize the Fourth of July and also make it partisan. Okay, maybe I won’t totally ignore because I am going to laugh at them for politicizing the Fourth of July and putting a partisan spin on it. The Republican National Committee handing out VIP tickets to a DC event on your land and my land is all you need to know.

Some DC area reporter tweeted out a photo of a rail car with a couple of tanks and couple of armored vehicles. Where are they going to put them? At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said it best yesterday on CNN. He said we don’t have to put our military on display to prove we have the strongest military in the world.

The fella who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania is going to do his best to make the Fourth of July all about him.

Think about this though. Come Sunday, he won’t be rooting for the USA in the World Cup Final. How patriotic is that from the fella who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

NBC will have the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”, PBS will have “Capitol Fourth” and Channel 13 will have “Freedom Over Texas.”

For those who want to sit in front of the flat screen and watch some good ‘ol American flicks and have a cable package, on the Fourth, you can catch “Armageddon”, “Jaws” and sequels, “Air Force One”, “Glory”, “Bad News Bears”, “Live Free or Die Hard”, “In The Line Of Fire”, “The American President”, “BlacKkKlansman”, “Conspiracy Theory”, “Black Hawk Down”, “Ghostbusters”, and “Tremors”.

ESPN2 will have the national hot dog eating contest.

Michael Brantley of course had 200 base hits in 2014.

The Astros don’t play on the Fourth. What’s up with that?

Four and a row and a seven game lead.

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