Friday Roundup: The “Break’s Over; Back to Work” Edition 4

“Jokes about harvesting orphans for organs are hilarious!” -Daniel Tosh

I’m not ordinarily a big fan of the festivities surrounding the All-Star Break. I hate Chris Berman and Joe Buck. I don’t know 75% of the “celebrities” in the softball game. I think following baseball minor leaguers is somewhat of a futile exercise. And it drives me nuts that there are forty-seven commercial breaks between the ceremonial first pitch and the actual first pitch of the All-Star Game. But I watched as much as I could this year, and I enjoyed it, especially when the bar I was at chose not to play Fox’s audio feed of the ASG. And it’s always fun watching the senior circuit take those whipper-snappers behind the woodshed and make them cut themselves a switch. Even if it means having to root for a Tony LaRussa team. To be fair, though, the ASG was MADE for LaRussa. He gets to make a dozen pitching changes!

I appreciate your tips as much as Royals fans appreciated Robinson Cano’s 0-fer.

Enjoy the return of “meaningful” baseball, folks.

  • Andy

    Enjoyed the trailer for the Indiana Jones blu-ray box set.  Thought I heard the narrator say “own all four Indiana Jones movies.”  What a silly mistake, I mean, as if there weren’t only three…

  • King has published a lot of bullshit over the years, but The Stand is absoutely brilliant. It’s honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I think it belongs on a short list of American Classics despite the stigma of being a horror novel. I wish they could make it into a movie trilogy without competely fucking it up like they did the miniseries. M-O-O-N, that spells awful casting decisions. 

    • The Stand is one of my favorite books of all time.  I think it and the Dark Tower series are the only novels I’ve read more than one time.

      • I read the first couple books of the Dark Tower when I was a kid, but I just couldn’t get into them. I even re-read them a couple years later because I’d always heard so much about them, but it just didn’t do it for me. But to be fair, sci-fi/fantasy has never been my thing.