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naked truth

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No is the answer if you think this post is about Britney Spears posing nude for a magazine while she is pregnant. This is the naked truth about the Boston Red Sox’s defense. When Theo Epstien traded the Nomar Garciaparra during the championship winning season of 2004, it was more due to Nomah’s defensive liability than due to Nomar’s lack of offensive production. Similarly, Sox management did not want to sign Damon for such a hefty sum because he was a defensive liability at center field even though he would have put butts in the seats. But the players the Red Sox of today are now a better defensive team( they are not an offensive liability either) than they were in the last 2 years. Kevin Youkillis at first, Alex Gonzalez at Shortstop, Mike Lowell at third, Mark Loretta at second form one of the formidale infields with an average fileding percentage of 0.977. But I think the real defensive genius and arguably the best center fileder in all of baseball is Coco Crisp and you would readily agree with me if you saw his mind boggling play at center today against the Mets. A good defense is vital to win championships and if you have an offense like the Sox with powerhouses like Paapi and Manny and a rotation which includes Schilling, Beckett and Wakefield, you are bound to go far into the postseason.

Closing pitch : Red Sox will finally win the AL East this year beating the evil empire

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

June 30, 2006 at 7:42 am

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bittersweet

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I am not sure whether you caught it on Sportscenter – the return of Pedro to Fenway Park. Pedro is to Boston what Tendulkar is to Bombay. Pedro won Cy Youngs in Boston. Pedro won the world series in Boston and Pero kicked some serious ass in Boston. Even on a day when he did not pitch, Pedro was given a curtain call by the Boston fans. When Pedro went to his daddy’s city New York, Bostonites were shattered but not deceived like they were when Damon went to New York because Pedro went to the other New York team – the Mets. Pedro was blasted out of today’s game but he maintained that he may have lost the game but has won the hearts.

Close out pitch: Pedro got carried away by emotion and made some poor decisions especially his inability to turn a double play in the first with men on first and second and Ortiz batting.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

June 29, 2006 at 6:43 am

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zero marks…

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” The Da Vinci Code” is a good book and a horrible movie. Ron Howard has produced a faithful yet boring adapatation of the book. The pace of the movie is slow from beginning to end and Ron Howard has packed it with too many details. The less I say about Tom Hanks, the better. I have never seen him so jaded in his performance. He seems uninterested and is just going through the motions. Audrey Tautou is a miscast for the role of Sophie Neveu. It is a forgettable film from the man gave us an unforgettable classic called “A Beautiful Mind”

Close out pitch : Add the book to your collection and do not even bother to rent the DVD. PLease turn the channel and watch pimp my ride or any other shit if they play this movie in TV.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

June 29, 2006 at 6:25 am

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birds of the same feather

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This dude – Joe Mikulik was arguing a call in a minor league game at Lexington, KY and he decided to get some national TV time. There would have been a few ways to get that slot but Mr. Joe decided to let loose his temperment and what we have as a result is an instructional video for “how to take out second base”. I bet the umps were laughing their asses out when his antics were in full flow. Expect some questionable calls when Mr. Joe returns after a weeklong suspension. Now the umps want some TV time.

Close out pitch: During the weeklong suspension, maybe Mr. Joe should tutor Mark Cuban on how to argue calls.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

June 28, 2006 at 1:29 am

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fearless predictions I

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Germany 3 Argentina2

Italy 2 Ukraine 0

England 2 Portugal 1

Brazil 2 France 1

Close out pitch: I am praying to the soccer God – “penalty kick muneeswaran” that the last prediction doesn’t come true. For the uninitated “penalty kick” muneeswaran is a God whoe abode is in a small bylane near sowrikuppam, chennai, India.

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June 28, 2006 at 12:04 am

Posted in Soccer World Cup

scary….

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I identify myself with Dilbert in this strip . It is almost as if Scott Adams read my mind. It is frightening to know that there is someone who can read my mind which I cannot read many times.

Close out pitch: I should check my phone lines whether Mr. Adams like the President is indulging in some phone tapping

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June 27, 2006 at 11:50 pm

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but why will I?

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If you a desperate hero worshipping psycophant you will do this

Close out pitch: I just saw Maria Sharapova on TV. I cannot resist it. I am going to try and reach her.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

June 24, 2006 at 7:03 pm

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Easy pickings

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Who wouldn't want to make a "A" in a class? Someone here thinks that there are ways to get a A other than studying. How I wish this were true because there were days during college when I had six roomies :-). 

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June 21, 2006 at 8:03 am

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Miami. Uh Uh Uh… Miami

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The party is already hitting high gear in South Beach. Miami Heat have won the NBA championship for the first time ever.  Even though you will hear numerous post match interviews where people would say it was a team effort but I beg to differ. Dwayne Wade carried Miami through to a win and in my opinion he received more support from the referees than from his own team mayes. In the next couple of days, sports channels will be rife with news items about how Shaq kept up his promise for Miami, how L.A made a mistake by trading him and I won't be surprised if a few news desks carry items about Kobe wishing Shaq on his 4th championship. 

I am really happy for the Heat, Wade and Payton. Payton has spent 16 seasons in the NBA without a championship and it is nice to see him get a championship before hanging up his boots- a privilege that Karl Malone couldn't have. Finally, the season is in the history books and I am really awaiting November 2007 when the next season begins and the Phoenix Suns will hit the court with "Hell Boy" Amare Stoudamire. 

2007 Prediction: NBA Champions- Phoenix Suns 

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June 21, 2006 at 8:00 am

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infectious

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I love listening to 107.7 The Bone while I am driving. When I am driving to work in the morning, there is a morning show playing on the channel called the Lamont and Tonelli show. The hosts Lamont and Tonelli are hillarious and it is the pefect way to start a morning. From time to time, they spoof¬† sound bites of President Bush and if I weren’t driving, I would be rolling on the floor and laughing. As everyone knows, Bush bashing in very very infectious and here is my crack at it.¬†

” I love soccer. I called up the Italian President this morning and asked him not to misunderestimate us. I spoke to the US coach and told him to win the game against Italy, he has to follow Dick Cheney and shoot like crazy”

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June 16, 2006 at 7:51 pm

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