Random Monday Thoughts

Now that baseball season is over till next year, it’s time to get back to thinking randomly, something I do well. In my last entry, I said I’d be back “tomorrow” – well, that ended up being four days later. I should know by now never to give a concrete time frame, as real life tends to interrupt my blogging on occasion.

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Chase Utley hit five home runs during this year’s World Series, tying the record set by Reggie Jackson, aka “Mr. October”.

mr. octember.jpgSince Derek Jeter is already “Mr. November” (thanks to his heroics in the 2001 World Series), and Chase’s homers occurred in October and November, does that make Chase “Mr. Octember”?

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Is there any rational explanation for having Alanis Morissette sing the National Anthem before Game 5 in Philadelphia last week?

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She’s from Canada, and lives in neither Philadelphia nor New York. Besides, I thought she was into hockey players, not baseball players (rumor had it her hit song “You Oughta Know” was about her relationship with an unnamed hockey player).

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Speaking of singing, for those of you who couldn’t get enough of Tim McCarver during the World Series, here’s an item for your Christmas wish list:

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Tim McCarver Sings Selections From The Great American Songbook, available as a download for a mere $8.99 at Amazon.com ($9.99 on iTunes)! Based on the 30-second preview snippets, all the songs are equally cringeworthy. Whoever thought this was a good idea should be forced to listen to it ad nauseum until baseball season starts anew!

The shocking thing is that of the 12 listener reviews on Amazon.com, eight gave it 5 stars (!). Could they be relatives of McCarver, using fake names? Or are there really that many people out there with tin ears?

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Until next time, I’ll be thinking random thoughts, and making sure to share them with you!

(Utley and Morissette photos: AP)

3 Comments

It seemed that the games in NY the national anthem singers were by design of the club, yet in Philadelphia they were by design of Fox…whats that tell you… and Tim McCarver singing… reminds me of years past in England when everyone and their dog that had any hint of national limelight would make some type of album and try and promote it for the Christmas season… and yes.. it didn’t matter whether they could sing or not, they still did it without shame or embarrassment….although I guess McCarver’s would make a good gag gift or a special sarcastic Christmas wish for someone you just hate…. hate is such a strong word… dislike, loathe…thats better..LOL
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

I think Mr. Octember is a great name for Utley, Sue! HAHA. You should send the suggestion to the Phillies. I don’t know what to say about McCarver’s album. If his singing is anything like his broadcasting, I’d be afraid to listen to it. I think Peter has the right idea; people should give it as a gift…..to someone they don’t like!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Mr. Octovember.
No I wish I was that clever, I’m not going to lie… Greg Cote came up with that for the Miami Herald (I believe it was him…). I love the name though :). I think he definitely deserves to be in that category, but then again, he didn’t hit three home runs in one game.
LOL at the Alanis Morisette comment. I loved it when the Glee cast same. They’re kind of my obsession.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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