19 year old hottie alone in a creepy house at night wearing nothing but a man's oxford shirt, talking on the phone to her girlfriend when something scary shows up in the window behind her and we know that soon, verrry soon, she'll fall victim to...Sam Zell?
Yeah, that's the kind of Halloween I'm experiencing this year.
When you're the manager of a baseball team still playing ball in late October, you get to choose any kind of hat you want.
As soon as the game came on, I couldn't take my eyes off Joe Maddon's cool hat.
I also thought under some different circumstances, perhaps Lou Piniella could be wearing a hat with this exact design, only with a Cubs logo on it.
And after the Series was over, Lou could call Matt Sinatro and say, "Hey Matt, lets go out and hunt some squirrels."
(It goes without saying, of course, that Lou would do the driving since Matt's not so good with directions.)
Or if Lou doesn't hunt, then he could go chop some wood or something lumberjack-like.
Put on the red and black checked jacket and grab an axe and... ahh I'm so dreaming.
I turned on the Series last night, and since there was a rain delay I got to be absolutely astounded at the unbelievable awfulness of a television show that's, I guess, a real show starring that big guy who used to be on "Everybody Loves Raymond".
I switched over and caught some of the Blackhawks game, and they looked really good.
But this morning I saw they lost.
Can't stand Detroit.
Anyway, the game finally came on and Jamie Moyer was foolin' the big Tampa bats.
The ump called out B.J. Upton looking, and boy was he mad.
Later, we got to see what an athlete Upton is in center, when he went back and effortlessly that one fly that most guys woulda had to play off the wall.
Then, I woke up hours later and the tv was still on.
I found out everything in the Sports this morning.
Phillies are up 2 games to 1, which I never thought could be possible - the Phils look good.
Penn State beat Ohio State 13-6.
They're the best in the Midwest, which used to be a big deal.
This year, Michigan State is 7-2, Minnesota is 7-1, and Ball State is undefeated.
It'll be nice when this 2008 World Series is over, and we can put this season away.
Start thinking fresh about '09, and maybe Lou getting a cool combo cap.
But imagine the unlimited minutes Jim Hendry uses on his phone.
Gotta be astronomical, right?
Gets a 4 year contract, I figure he DEMANDS they throw in the phone too.
God knows, he'll be using it enough.
But then I thought well, lots of people have unlimited minutes, and where's the status in that?
I think phone companies ought to wise up and be like the airlines - rank people by how many minutes they use.
You use a ton of minutes, you should be... recognized with a special status like gold or emerald.
Only, it would be awesome if their status levels were tied in with something cool, like a board game.
A board game like CLUE.
So the ultimate phone minute status level would be Executive Colonel Mustard.
You average oh, I don't know...1000 minutes?
You've achieved Mrs. Peacock.
1500 and you're Mister Green, 3000 and you're Miss Scarlet.
5000 minutes and you're Professor Plum.
Apple could start making different colored status i-phones, so when you see somebody with a plum phone, you know they're crazy on-the-phone people.
And when you get to Executive Colonel Mustard well, they have special cafes for you - cafes where Mister Green is not welcome.
When you achieve Executive Colonel Mustard, you can kick other people off the signal because, obviously, your calls are more important than theirs.
Steve Jobs, Mick Jagger and Jack Nicholson would be Executive Colonel Mustard, Evangeline LIlly's probably Plum, but you might run into a George Clooney or an Angelina Jolie at the Colonel Mustard Cafe.
Okay, maybe the CLUE thing is too much, but if I was a phone company guy and I read this post well, I'd surely be figuring out a way to make status be part of my service.
Any clown can buy an expensive phone or unlimited minutes.
But achieving Executive Colonel Mustard?
That would be so ultimate.
Okay, so World Series game one just ended as I write, and the Phils come out on top 3-2.
Pitching wins (what is the saying about winning with pitching, someone help me).
Cole freaking Hamels gives up 2 runs on 5 hits over 7.
I figured out tonight when the Series came on that I'm just going to continue to be pissed about the Cubs continuing to be late to this stage.
So I'm going to try and not think about that.
Thus the whole Clue/Phone thing above.
But I'm wondering, who is Jim Hendry on the phone to right now?
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