Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits


-The 2nd edition of the World Baseball Classic came to end in dramatic fashion last night. Ichrio Suzuki had a 2-run single in the 10th to lead Japan to it's 2nd consecutive WBC championship. Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka was named MVP for the 2nd consecutive year as well. It seemed to me like this year's WBC was more in the spotlight than the 2006 games. Maybe because Team USA reached the semifinals it got more press in the country. It will be interesting to see who decides to play in the 2012 games for the American team.

-Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling, became the first athlete to announce his retirement on his blog. Schilling was a part of 3 World Championship teams (2 in Boston, and 1 in Arizona), and played in another (Philadelphia 1993). He has been one of the most outspoken players of his generation through his blog and his weekly radio appearances on WEEI in Boston. Now comes the debate, is he a hall of famer?


-Late Show host David Letterman married his long time girlfriend Regina Lasko last week in Montana. The two begin dating in 1986! They have one son together who is named Harry. 23 years of dating finally led to a marriage. Mmmm.... and my wife was getting antsy after just 5 years of dating. See honey, we were pretty much on the fast track!

-Jack Bauer will be back for an 8th season. Thank God! Kiefer Sutherland announced yesterday that he will be returning for an 8th season of one of the best shows in TV history, 24. Sutherland did mention that it will be up to the writers to figure out how long the show will stay on TV, but I mean c'mon, who could actually kill Jack Bauer? Thank goodness for TiVO!


-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wanted to sue AIG to prevent it's top executives from receiving bonuses. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner are making an appearance on Capital Hill this morning to discuss the AIG bonuses among other things like the toxic assets that I linked to in yesterday's post. When will the AIG bonus news just go away?

-Lots of new rumors about the latest hardware changes for the iPhone. I have read some blogs where people are real excited about all the new changes for the iPhone, but my question is, why didn't they just have some of this stuff on the original hardware? I realize that you can download the new software changes free of charge which excites people, but why weren't they upset when it wasn't on the phone to begin with? Ahhhh.... BlackBerry!

1 comment:

  1. I will have you know that I actually watched the World Baseball Classic last night at a pub on campus inbetween classes. Are you proud of me cousin? I feel so "in the know."