Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


And now, back to regularly scheduled sports

Filed under : Baseball
On September 9, 2007
At 11:30 am
Comments : 7

Well, the most wonderful time of the year comes to a close today and although I’m excited for the big final (go No-Djoc!) I’m really sad that it’s all over. But, as I return to the world of baseball (Yankees have done OK while I was away, huh?), my faith in humanity is restored by this clip. I post it partially in response to the person who found my site by using the search term “joba overkill.” As if! Who could get enough of Joba? Joba Joba Joba. Job-a. Jo-ba. Joba. Joooooooob-aaaaaah!

Anyway, the set-up for this is that Joba Chamberlain’s Dad is paralyzed on the left side due to polio but yet he found a way to play catch with little Joba in the backyard. This weekend he was able to see his son pitch in the major leagues for the very first time when he schlepped (is that a word they use in the heartland?) from Lincoln, Nebraska (one of the places on my all-time must visit list, I’m not kidding, but that’s a story for another time) to Kansas City to see the Yankees play the Royals. Joba, as we all know, has an ERA of zero, and here is his father’s reaction to seeing one of the Royals nearly get a hit off his son, possibly a home run, only to then see it caught on the warning track to end the inning. Phew.

Now I not only love Joba, I also love Joba’s Dad.

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iPod song of the week – Soul Coughing

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
At 10:30 am
Comments : 4

Feeling cool? Feeling swingy? This is the song for you. Actually, this whole band is for you. I don’t even know how to classify them, really, which is bad because I’m supposed to be writing a paragraph about this song. But this I do know; when I walk down the street and this song is on my iPod I just feel a swagger I don’t normally feel. That “move aside and let the man go through” thing is something I do normally feel while walking down the street, though. You’re walking too slow, people.

Anyway, just listen to that bass beat. Uh huh, that’s what I’m talking about.

Soul Coughing – Super Bon Bon

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.