Unbelievable, but true

21 December, 2008
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I’m not sure it’s so unbelievable anymore. The money just keeps rolling in for these guys. I guess I’m just jealous. Money can’t buy me love, right? I know. But I’d sure like to see what else it could buy me. Anyway, I digress.

Former Cleveland Indians pitcher C. C. “Baby Huey” Sabathia is going to be given $9.5 million — not for pitching for the New York Yankees, mind, but for simply saying “yes” to pitching for them.

On top of that, he gets a $14 million salary in 2009 and $23 million in each of the final six seasons of the deal. He wins the prize (for today, at least) for the largest contract ever for a major league pitcher. Nice.

Hand it to him, though. He did admit that “with the economy being the way it is … the huge amount of money, it was, you know, pretty crazy. But that’s our game, I guess.”

Well at least he was properly humble.


Van Halen, yikes. David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen don’t look anything like they used to. But who among us does, right? *sigh*

Still doesn’t change the fact that they look like accountants playing Rock Band on Saturday night.

I remember a story my boss told me years ago, when I worked in the student activities office at a local university, where I was in charge of processing the contracts for the big-name acts the college booked. He said that Van Halen had a rider in their contract that demanded a large bowl of M & Ms be provided for the band backstage — but with all brown ones removed.

I always thought that was funny. I mean, they were definitely bad boys — bigtime party horses. But was someone in the band so paranoid about the color brown that concert organizers would need to go to such lengths? I didn’t believe it. But…turns out it’s true — sorta.


Finally, PK sent me this link yesterday and I laughed. I think we can categorize this one as just “unbelievable.” Especially when you read the “testimonials.” HA

Hey, you have a nice Sunday. What are you up to today? For me: studying, maybe a little choreography, and watching the Browns and Bengals play for what little pride they have left. Yeesh. At least the Cavs are winning, for now.

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21 December, 2008 2:37 pm

Haha, that Princess Unicorn is a joke from the recent episode of (American) The Office.

I shall return to the blogging world soon. Promise.


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Well it would be about time, sonny boy. And I plan on getting choreography done this week — shyeah right.


21 December, 2008 9:35 pm

Considering how CC pitched for the Brewers last season, he might be worth it. Personally I hope he’s yet another big armed disaster for the Yankees. VH- at their prime they were one of the top 3 rock bands of all time. They had everything- a top frontman, a brilliant lead guitarist, an astounding drummer, and a bassist who would otherwise have been ho-hum except for his killer backing vocals. On the subject of music, have you heard the Britney Spears track ‘Womanizer’? The chord progression and melody of the verses are a dead ringer for a Beatles song I… Read more »