Astros make a trade. The Astros yesterday traded Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez to the Blue Jays for lefty Fransico Liriano. I don’t really know what to think about this. The Astros – the best team in the American League – should really be going after high caliber starters like Yu Darvish who was traded to the Dodgers, Sonny Gray who is now a New York Yankee, and Justin Verlander. I don’t know much about this pitcher, but I’ve read he’s been not super great this season which is why I’m slightly befuddled they would make the trade in the first place. Aoki was no slugger, but he was a decent hitter. I’m not known for jumping to conclusions, so I’ll let this one play out. I am disappointed though – would have loved to see Darvish play here.
Did the clock strike midnight on Lance McCullers? McCullers at one point had an ERA under 1. But over his last three starts it looks like he’s turned back into a pumpkin. He has given up 23 earned runs and his ERA is now 9.63. This makes me sad. I love Lance, but the concern was always if he could maintain strong starts throughout the season. Yesterday the Astros placed him on the 10 day DL for back discomfort so I’m withholding judgement until he returns.
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This is disgusting. My dude’s alarm clock plays Dean and Rog in the morning as the alarm sound. This morning I was awakened to learn that a girl is alleging she had sexual relations with Pete Rose when she was 14 and he was in his mid-thirties. His defense? He thought she was 16 – the legal age in Ohio at the time of the encounter. Not sure what facts can be added to this story, I really just wanted to point out that Pete Rose absolutely looks like a jack-o-lantern melted.
Also, while I was google searching Pete Rose images I came across this bad boy. This is a picture of a man who would definitely have sex with a 14 year old that he thought was 16.
Doing politics. New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired yesterday, less than 10 days after he was formally introduced.
It’s hard to say why he was fired because I honestly haven’t even had time to settle into the idea that there was a new person in the role in the first place. I’m sad he’s gone because I was really looking forward to the hi-jinx he would get into. First, he called a reporter and went on a tirade and was then confused when the reporter published that tirade verbatim. Quote of the century from someone in the Trump White House – “I made a mistake in trusting a reporter.” Oh you don’t say? Not trusting the press is the hill your boss has chosen to die on and it’s just dawning on you that maybe you shouldn’t call them up and go on profanity laden tirades? He also text his newly estranged wife while she was in labor and said he would “pray for the baby”. I’ve given birth. Your body is going through some unique stuff to say the least. You really want the person who put this succubus inside you present for the birth, not praying for it. If baby biscuit’s dad had sent me this text when I was in labor I would have castrated him.
People are so mind-numbingly stupid it pains me. Honestly if you are spurred to drive across the state because of something shared on Facebook from ONE GROUP without maybe doing a little reading to see if it’s credible then you are an idiot and I don’t want you voting or interacting with me or my family.
Quote of the Day
“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain
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