Category Archives: General

I reckon I will have thoughts on things that don’t fit nicely into any other category, so we have “General.”

For real, Richie?

That picture you see is Richie Sexson ducking out of the way of a fastball. (Sorry that it looks like it’s a YouTube video; I took the screenshot while watching a YouTube video.) You might notice, of course, that the pitch is, as the French say, over le plate. But did that stop Sexson from… Read More »

Rantings and Ramblings? Really?

I think I’ve always known this in the back of my mind, or perhaps in the cockles of my heart, but I never really thought about it until now. “Rantings & Ramblings” is, well, a stupid name for a website. Or more to the point, it is a stupid name for MY website. I didn’t… Read More »

Joe Morgan Said…

Just FYI, a couple weeks ago I started a new site just for focusing on Joe Morgan (and probably other people who say stupid things about baseball). You can find it at It has several items from this site, but there are a few posts that are exclusive to that site, and all future… Read More »

Michael Vick and racism

A week or two ago, there was a very interesting and thought-provoking article on about Michael Vick, the city of Atlanta, and the role that racism has played in the public response to the allegations against Vick. It is titled “A History of Mistrust,” but it was the little blurb below the title that… Read More »

Something that bugs me

You wanna know what bugs me? People who fling around superlatives like they have no meaning. Example 1: Greg Anthony, a former NBA player and now a basketball analyst on ESPN, was asked who he thought would win the Western Conference Finals series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz. In (correctly) predicting… Read More »

Joe Morgan is at it again…

NOTE: I started writing this several weeks ago, and while I have tried to update all the references to time, I may have missed one or two. So if something doesn’t flow right, that’s why. In mid-June on Sunday Night Baseball, Joe Morgan said the following (paraphrased): You know I think wins are the most… Read More »

Post-9/11 Patriotism

On Thanksgiving morning, the Deseret News published an article about how more and more people are selecting “American” as their ancestry on census forms. The “American” option is intended for people of Native American descent, but, according to the article: The number of people selecting American ancestry is growing. In 1990, 57,268 Utahns reported only… Read More »

Don’t Use Dreamhost

To everyone I have ever referred to Dreamhost for all your web hosting needs, I offer a sincere apology, and I promise to never do it again. I didn’t mean to lie to you. The fact is, for the first 18 months I was with them, they really were great. Sure, their support was slow… Read More »

Today’s Pet Peeve

mis·no·mer n. An error in naming a person or place. Application of a wrong name. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object. A few weeks ago, I was watching Baseball Tonight, and John Kruk said: One of the biggest misnomers in baseball is that left-handed hitters can’t hit left-handed pitchers.… Read More »