There’s Gonna Be A Gumfight!

On Sunday Colorado Springs Sky Sox manager Glenallen Hill tried to set up some sort of “gum trap” in one of the openings to the dugout:

Sky Sox skipper Glenallen Hill stretches his gum to the limit while setting a “gum trap”.

Perhaps a good idea in theory, but when you stretch anything to its limit something’s got to give:

(who’s lucky to have not lost an eye).

In the end no one was caught in the “gum trap” and “G” survived the break without gum on his face or in his hair. And if you’re curious, he threw the gum away afterwards instead of putting back in his mouth and re-chewing it. Just the way a gentleman should.

The Dude Abiding

Big day at Security Service Field at Mile High yesterday. The Dude from The Big Lebowsky took in the game from some seats behind home plate.

“Look, let me explain something to you. I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That, or His Dudeness … Duder … or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

The Sox lost to the Iowa Cubs 2-0, but The Dude was so amazingly chill it didn’t matter.

Tom Landry In The House

Saw Tom Landry in downtown Colorado Springs yesterday walking to the annual pancake breakfast. Sorry about the UFO/Sasquatch quality of the pics. I had to take this shot with my flip-phone (I don’t carry a camera around when I’m not working):

There’s coach Landry, in his grey suit and fedora,
heading up Tejon St. off to grab him some pancakes.
Granted, he died in February of 2000, but as God is my witness, that was Tom Landry wandering around downtown Colorado Springs today.
The undead coach of America’s Team.

What does any of this mean? How the hell am I suppose to know? What I do know is that Tom Landry is alive, and wandering the streets of downtown Colorado Springs and that he seems to have a taste for pancakes (and that I probably should carry a better camera around).

Even More Unfortunate Bat Placement

Here are a couple of new entries in the Unfortunate Bat Placement series:

Ben Paulsen is so “excited” and he just can’t hide it!
He’s about to lose control and he thinks he likes it!
Catcher Michael Ramirez goes all Don Quixote with his Unfortunate Bat Placement.

Well played gents! Keep it up!

Smokey Bear Perp Walk

THAT’S THE ONE! HE DID IT! Take him away ladies…

Put a shirt on Smokey. You’ve really let yourself go.

…Maybe a little time in the Greybar Hotel will teach you not to show up Ranger Smith by stealing all them pic-a-nic baskets over in Jellystone Park!