Has Anybody Seen the Stapler?
Look, I'm sorry, okay? We're sorry.
Bruce, the OCC intern -- he's sorry.
Manfred, the part-time OCC janitor -- he's sorry. Look at him, he's sitting in the corner, crying.
The fact is, it's been very busy around here.
First of all, I'm in Japan. How do I know I'm in Japan? Because this was just on my computer screen a minute ago:
Crazy, right? Yeah, tell me about it.
In any case, you'll have to forgive the lack of posts. A few quick thoughts to share from the world of sport:
-All of you Mets fans who so cleverly opined "Braves Suck" during our visit to Shea Stadium earlier this month, I regret to say that your brilliant prophecy/sharp-tongued witticism has come to be reality. The Braves do, indeed, suck. The pitching has taken on an absolute d-day quality, which is to say that when anyone other than John Smoltz or Tim Hudson is on the mound, it's probably best to dive underneath the couch and start collecting canned food.
And clearly, there must be at least a tiny bit of tension in the clubhouse, because the Braves just cut Bob Wickman loose in a rather surprising move. He wasn't pitching well, but he also wasn't pitching so badly that he needed to go. It's a move that screamed of attempting to mix things up, and you don't just dump a 280-pound trucker on the side of the road unless you feel he's going to attempt to seize control of the radio.
-In other news, it recently came to light that The OCC attended the same summer camp as Orioles manager Dave Trembley. Entertaining to us, probably not quite as entertaining to you.
-Quick question: Does anyone else have the problem (or perhaps we should say "delightful predicament") of seeing golfer Lorena Ochoa's last name written in headlines and immediately thinking of former Mets outfielder Alex Ochoa? Okay, just wanted to check.
(That, in case you were wondering was our way of confessing that we have absolutely zero interest in watching televised golf.)
And on that profound note, we unfortunately have to run. But please remember -- always, always remember: