rob neyer is wondering

why the cubs are trading for scrubby players who arent as good as their current scrubby players during the homestretch of their playoff chase.

the guys the cubs picked up in the last month have been:

Tony Womack

Randall Simon

Doug Glanville

Kenny Lofton

Aramis Ramirez

it is very hard for me to believe that such a great baseball mind as espn’s neyer cant see the pattern here that dusty baker is handpicking for his playoff run.

theyre all brothas.

i know aramis is from the dominican republic.. but those are just details that will be answered in due time.

so the question that mr. neyer needs to be posing is why would dusty baker be requesting so many african-americans. and that answer is also easy to answer.

because black folk like to be around black folk. dusty’ll tell ya.

dusty is black and before he arrived the only other black players were corey patterson and compton’s own troy o’leary – if you dont count coaches gene clines and billy williams.

and ernie banks up in the front office.

so with patterson and o’leary ailing, load up on the brothas and give sammy sosa a fellow countryman in ramirez and you have what all teams need: diversity and chemistry.

most of the cubs pitching staff is lily-white if not rednecked, the glaring exception is the firey 22-year old venezuelian

carlos zambrano.

so of course you need some soul.


now we’re only a french-canadian closer away from a pennant.

rob neyer + matt welch + howard owens + bambino’s curse

chatted with madpony kristin last night


it’s nice to know that there are still some very classy young women being raised right in america.

today is the madpony girls’ mom’s birthday. happy 31st birthday mrs. madpony!!!

had to fight a little crime last night on the way home.

seems there was a guy on the san diego freeway who wanted to kill himself, so they called out the swat team.

the swat team had rifles.

since when is the proper way to handle suicidal people to show up with rifles?

speaking of swat, did you guys see that dumb movie?

many many la subway errors in that movie.

the worst being that they use the Same subway station for all the shots. its the wilshire / western station that i use every day.

in one scene they run down there and say “oh, hes at the Figueroa station! Lets get him. And they miss the subway and have to drive to the Figueroa station and we see them run down into that station and they look around and they say, damn, hes not here. Meanwhile right behind them it says “Wilshire / Western”.

one of the things about the subway stations in LA, each has a different theme.

The Wilshire / Western theme is the art deco green and silver style that can be found at the historic Wiltern Theatre that can be found at the corner of WILshire and wesTERN.

the same Wiltern that is prominently displayed in the background as the SWAT guys climb out of what we are told is the Figueroa station.


why cant madpony kristin live in LA so that i could show her the subway system of this fair city?

why cant madpony kristin live in hollywood and teach me class.

and how to tame wild horses.

and how to successfully rush a sorority house.

oh why isnt life fair.

moxie + madpony + goobita