Monthly Archives: November 2012

Say It Ain’t So, Chooch

Just what the limping Philadelphia sports scene didn’t need.  Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz, the lunch-pail catcher, stalwart of the Philadelphia Phillies lineup, anchor to the pitching staff has tested positive for amphetamines and has been suspended for the first 25 games of … Continue reading

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It’s Comin’ On …

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Powerball and the Law of Accelerating Returns

Nobody won the $325 mill jackpot last night, so the the mania escalates for this Wednesday night’s Powerball.  Next drawing is Wednesday night, for an estimated $425 mill, its largest pot in history, eclipsing the record $365 mill awarded in … Continue reading

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Kurzweil and Netanyahu

In preparing a post for my professional blog, I came across the interesting fact that futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were classmates of the 1977 graduating class at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.  Kurzweil … Continue reading

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Black Friday: Food for the Thoughtless

Black Friday.  Mob Mentality.  Competitive sport of shopping turned into a war zone of sorts replete with tales of survival and post-trauma stress disorder.  One hears the same complaints every year – not enough security; bait and switch ads; insufficient … Continue reading

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Time In A Bottle

Larry Hagman died yesterday, a one-of-a-kind TV star according to his co-star of the ’60s, Barbara Eden.  Many middle-aged fans will mourn Hagman’s passing, and pop culture is still imprinted with the villainous oilman character that he portrayed – J.R. … Continue reading

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Collier One Step Closer to the Bigs

Nice news that Zach Collier was added to the Phillies 40 man roster, almost guaranteeing that we’ll see him in early spring training.  Collier looked impressive, as I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, and the Phils’ brass has … Continue reading

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