Friday, June 09, 2006

Totally unrelated to baseball, or Jason Grimsley, or Hazel Mae

World Cup play begins in half an hour. I for one cannot wait. As with the World Baseball Classic, my (non-US) team is the Netherlands, again because of their awesome names. Back in March I got all excited about the Dutch WBC team, because of players like Robin van Doornspeek, Dirk van Klooster, Jair Jurrjens, Nick Stuifbergen, Sharnol Adriana, Ivanon Coffie, Yurendell DeCaster, Mark Duursma, and Raylinoe Legito. Turns out those guys have nothing on the Dutch World Cup team. Their best is Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, who totally kicks everyone else's asses, but there are a bunch of other winners as well: Rafael Van der Vaart, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Giovanni von Bronckhorst, Maarten Stekelenberg, Andrei Ooijer, Hedwiges Maduro, and Dirk Kuyt. Wow. Go Dutch!


  1. Hey there...How are ya? They just added ESPN2 HD to our lineup. WE always had ESPNHD. Previously there was only an SD feed for the deuce. How nice is the World Cup in HD? Nice. ABC is showing the England game right now, in 720pHD. And then the Sox, at 1, where any rain will be showery, not enough to stop anything. Go Jon...I mean GO!

  2. Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic growth hormone oral spray because it's safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.