Wednesday, June 09, 2010

This Is Just Wacky

The Onion couldn't have made something like this up. Bill Shaiken, of the LA Times, has a goofy story out this evening about the Dodgers, the McCourts and an energy healer.
Vladimir Shpunt, 71, lived most of his life in Russia. He has three degrees in physics and a letter of reference from a Nobel Prize winner.

He knows next to nothing about baseball.


Yet the Dodgers hired him to, well, think blue.

Frank and Jamie McCourt paid him to help the team win by sending positive energy over great distances.
Holy Crap! We have just become the laughing stock of the league.

The best part, though, is how they got scammed into continuing to pay him.
Cohen sent that e-mail during the final week of the 2005 season to reinforce Shpunt's value to the team. The Dodgers lost 91 games that season, their worst in 13 years.

"V believes without his help this team would have lost about 15 more games," Cohen wrote, adding: "It would be a giant error to take V off team."
This is classic.

Congrats 'Hawks

What a hockey season! A big Blue Heaven congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on their Stanley Cup win this evening.

Seeing Jeremy Roenick tear up at seeing his old team win is what a championship is all about.
Below is a great video montage of the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs from HNIC.

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Card of the Week: Rojo Johnson

Could this possibly be the best card of 2010. Above is the "Card of the Week" featuring the wild and crazy Billy Ray Rojo Johnson- who plays comedian Will Ferrell during the off-season. It is a part of the Round Rock Express minor league team set that was handed out to fans this past Saturday in Texas.

Hat Tip: Beckett.com.

Here's some background on this pitcher.

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Here are some videos to remind you of his debut game.

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From behind home plate.

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Warming up.

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Autos for the Basketball Fan

Via Beckett.com, if you are a basketball fan- especially a UCLA fan- head over to Culver City this coming Saturday to get free autographs of current Minnesota Timberwolves forward and former UCLA Bruin Kevin Love. He will be signing at Extra Innings Sports cards at 13470 Washington Boulevard at 1PM. Be sure to call to confirm.

Vintage Dodger Snapshots: Don Drysdale

Here is a fan taken photo snapshot of Don Drysdale warming up.
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