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2009-06-25 - 10:13 a.m.

Well, despite the summer hours the business just hasn't been there. I actually left early and got home in time to catch the last couple innings of the Angels-Rockies game. I got to see Bobby Abreu slam a two-run homer to make the final score 11-3.

Thanks to an Angels winning streak and a Rangers losing streak, the two teams are now tied for first place in the AL West. This is a far cry from last year's Angels, who got into first place in May and stayed there the rest of the season.

There's still time.


Speaking of Angels...

Got the word this morning that Farrah Fawcett - one of Charlie's original Angels - has passed away at 62. She'd been suffering from cancer for quite awhile. I hope she's found peace.

Yes, I had the poster. My mom made me throw it out. But I always thought she was gorgeous; even as she got older, she was still pretty sexy.

Condolences to Farrah's friends and family, from Ryan O'Neal to Lee Majors.


And speaking of baseball...

Last Sunday I got to watch the Angels play the Dodgers. It was a later afternoon game, broadcast on ESPN instead of Fox Sports Net West.

I HATE when they broadcast on ESPN.

Why? The broadcasters. The voices in the booth.

The Angels have a set of guys - Rory Markas, Terry Smith, Steve Physioc, Rex Hudler, and Steve Gubicza - who have been broadcasting with them for years. When the games are on FSN West, the play-by-play and color commentary are wonderful.

The ESPN guys talk about anything and everything - except the game that's in front of them. I swear, there were several occasions where they didn't even mention if the pitch was a ball or a strike. Unless the batter moved - either to a base or to the dugout - the game was pretty much ignored. Really irritating.

I don't mind side-talk, but at least comment on what's going on a LITTLE more often. That's why the announcers are there, right??


Over on ABC Family, the third season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" started on Monday. It focuses on the teen pregnancy of character Amy Juergens, and how her family and friends are coping with it all.

The teaser ads have had a great line:

"I'm a teenage mother in high school...I'm missing out on EVERYTHING!"

Get that line to Maury - he needs it for those teen-girl-who-will-have-a-baby-no-matter-what shows.


Okay. I need to go in to work for a little bit, and then I have stuff-to-dos.

Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

Bob - 2009-06-25 22:40:07 -
Hudler is one of the color commentary guys for Sony's MLB: The Show games (the other voices being Matt Vasgersian, who I think also did a stint with the Angels; and Dave Campbell). And good play-by-play makes the game for me ... you can't help but hear some of the same lines over and over, but I've been playing the '08 version for a while, and I still get a new line every so often.


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