Wednesday, October 31, 2007

10/31/07 Aftershocks

A 5.6 earthquake hit Northern California yesterday. CNN was immediately on the scene with this picture.... of 10 shampoo (moisturizer?) bottles on the floor. And you thought Halloween was scary enough by itself.


I've mentioned this before, but one of my favorite baseball stories is about Dock Ellis. He's the guy that dropped acid on June 12, 1970 in Los Angeles, then his girlfriend told him that he had to pitch that day in San Diego. He proceeded to throw a no hitter and has little to no recollection of the game.
What I didn't know about Dock Ellis is the following (From Wikipedia):
Attempting to hit every batter in the Cincinnati Reds lineup on May 1, 1974. In an effort to prove a point to teammates, Ellis hit Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Dan Driessen in the top of the first. The clean-up batter Tony Perez avoided Ellis' attempts, instead drawing a walk, and after two pitches aimed at the head of Johnny Bench, Ellis was removed from the game by manager Danny Murtaugh. Ellis' box score for the game reads: 0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K.
Remember the Madrid train bomber? He's been sentenced to 40,000 years in prison.


Does this bring back memories for you too? Do you feel like a loser? Me too.

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