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Monthly Archives: January 2008

The only person signing was Luis Tiant or “El Tiante”.

some highlights:

Joba asking Eric Wedge not to bring the bugs back next time they play.
Denny McLain asking Rusty staub to go to a buffet later, because they owner might give them $100 to go somewhere else.
A-Rods velvet suit, and the fact he didn’t thank Cynthia.
Yogi Berra introducing a-rod by not speaking into the mic.
Tiant and CC Sabathia laughing on the dais. Tiant is about 5ft tall and 120 lbs, CC is huge.
The fact that Dustin Pedroia is balding
Pedroia thanking NY fans for not booing him.
Willie Randolph asking Jimmy Rollins for any predictions.
Jimmy thanking his mom for teaching him to trash talk.
Craig Biggio telling Goose Gossage he hit his first HR off of him.
Johnny Damon and the wounded warrior project
Bobby Murcer, ya gotta have heart award.


For the past 8 or 9 years the weekend before the superbowl was all about baseball for me. That sunday night is the BBWAA dinner for the New York chapter. The night starts out with cocktails with my table at 5. ballroom at 6 for dinner (same thing every year: Yeungling, Tortellini, Prime rib with potatoes and vegetables, cake, platter of cookies and coffee)

You get tickets by knowing a guy. For me its my sisters best friends fahers brother in-laws best friend who knows Phil Pepe.

This year we get to see:
Winners of the BBWA Awards
MVPs Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins
Cy Young Award winners Jake Peavy and C.C. Sabathia
Rookies of the Year Ryan Braun and Dustin Pedroia
Managers of the Year Bob Melvin and Eric Wedge.

New York Chapter’s awards:
Denny McLain
Luis Tiant
Craig Biggio
Alex Rodriguez
Bobby Murcer
Joba Chamberlain
Johnny Damon

Other notable guests:
Goose Gossage, Billy Wagner, Yogi Berra and Dick Williams
Mets manager Willie Randolph, Rusty Staub and Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

BBWAA dinner story:
one year Sandy Koufax made an appearance. I believe he was presenting the Cy Young to Barry Zito. While waiting for autographs as players exited, Mr Koufax was walking down signing for everyone. He got 1 person away from me and my friend Alex, when Mr Zito stopped him, and asked if he would teach him how to throw a curveball. Koufax asked to borrow Alex’s ball, and stepped aside to teach zito his famous pitch. Me and Alex stood there amazed that Sandy Koufax is teaching Barry zito to throw a curveball with his ball. They returned the ball, signed it and my program and continued down the line to other fans.

Im torn…

hatred for the giants and boston teams…

so ive compromised to rooting against the AFC… but not for NFC.

UPDATE: im gonna be indifferent and celebrate the day by eating too much, drinking beer i got from iron hill (yes iron hill sells beer in bottles to go), and wearing my England “Football” jersey.

So low tech….it’s high tech!™

The iLidz Personal Media Viewer has been created through a combination of “Think Different and then Just Do It!” with a whispering voice of, “If you build it, they will come.”(Thanks Apple, Nike, and the Movie Field of Dreams!) So, if you’re planning on visiting the MacWorld Expo’08 I hope you’ll come by ECamm Network’s booth #4629 and be part of the iLidz story by trying out perhaps one of the most “MacGyvered” (pardon the pun) iPhone accessories ever created. | Macrumors ilidzplayer

Theres a homeless man living in the Citibank by Penn Station.

His bedroom consists of the underside of an ATM, The kitchen is the console, I saw him toasting a bagel on the monitor. His bathroom is the ATM at the other end of the room.

On dvd Tomorrow… enjoy.

10 creepiest old ads

parts shown above: Accelerometer, Motion Sensor, GPS, digital camera/videocam, Touch-sensitive Color LCD Screen on BUGbase.

“The Lego of Gadgets”
“BUG is a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build any gadget you can imagine. Each BUGmodule represents a specific gadget function (ex: a camera, a keyboard, a video output, etc). You decide which functions to include and BUG takes care of the rest letting you try out different combinations quickly and easily. With BUG and the integrated programming environment/web community (BUGnet), anyone can build, program and share innovative devices and applications. We don’t define the final products – you do.”

Saw this commercial during the football games today.