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2008-06-23 13:05
by Alex Belth
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 I couldn't resist.

Here's my beard.
Ain't it wierd?
Don't be sceered,
Just a beard.

2008-06-23 14:57:21
1.   OldYanksFan
As I read more and more today about George, it occurs to me I had forgotten how truly great, truly important, truly ground breaking he was. While I know he turned some people off later in his career, I am reminded that Lenny Bruce did the same, and numbers of people walked out on his shows.

But while their message was often harsh, it was always important. His words aways had value, even when it hurt to hear them. We should not be down on the messenger because of the message. Very often he just held up a mirror to ourselves. If the image was ugly, that was not his doing.

Thanks again Alex. I'm glad you appreciate George as much as you do. There are many great comedians, but George was in a class all by himself.

2008-06-23 15:08:16
2.   chuie
I always liked his baseball vs. football riff.
2008-06-23 17:00:23
3.   RIYank
That baseball/football one plus several other classics was on the first episode of Saturday Night Live. Jon Weisman (Dodger Thoughts) has a short blog entry with nice links at Season Pass (at Variety's site)

I watched that routine (I have the first SNL season on DVD) just two weeks ago. Man, for me it works better than madeleines...

2008-06-23 17:13:12
4.   RIYank
Anybody watching the RSox/DBax?
2008-06-23 18:44:38
5.   Just fair
4 Yes. And how about Felix Hernandez hitting a grand slam off Santana. Then he hurts his ankle later on covering home plate. D'oh.
2008-06-23 18:50:15
6.   RIYank
5 I just saw that on Baseball Musing.

That proves that pitchers should never cover home. Just give up the run.

Damn, I wish we could get a hold of Dan Haren. Guy is nasty, and unflappable.

2008-06-23 19:07:38
7.   Just fair
Ugh. Could a late inning rally be in the works? Bring Haren back in. : )
2008-06-23 19:14:42
8.   RIYank
Yeah, I guess they thought he was tiring. Also, the Ariz. bullpen has been awfully good. I can't believe Pena hit Manny.
2008-06-23 19:17:07
9.   Just fair
That might be the first time I've seen a third baseman catch a 500 mile per hour line drive. And off Manny no less. Wow.
2008-06-23 19:31:47
10.   RIYank
Why is Byrnes the lead-off guy? Is he the worst lead-off hitter in MLB? He must be. Look at his OBP, my god.
2008-06-23 19:33:38
11.   RIYank
Oh, Aardsma pumped his fist! That's so bush.
Aardsma. I feel like adding "(sic)" whenever I type his name.
2008-06-23 19:38:15
12.   Just fair
1.2,3 ninth. D'Backs win. Good.
2008-06-23 19:38:36
13.   RIYank
Awesome. Beckett gets tagged with the loss, too. And Captain Tek wins the Unclutchiest Player of the Game.

That was almost as fun as the Yankees' winning!

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