Archive for March, 2008

The End of Spring Training…for me [DONT FLY USAIRWAYS]

March 18, 2008

Well, my game with Randy Johnson and the D-backs didn’t pan out so well. The game was sold out, and my Dad and I weren’t in the mood for scalpers. So we went back after I grabbed an Angels bandana, and I spent the afternoon eating pizza and reading Civil War (I’m up to month 3!). All in all a good evening regardless, until the flight, but more on that later.

 Spring Training 2008 was a rousing success. I hope to do it again soon, and hopefully it will become a father and son adventure every 5 years or so. I know no one read my keen insight and uncanny wit, but hopefully this is a good step in the right direction for this blog and my contributions to it. I hope someday people will look back and see this is as my first step to Internet domination, or at the very least, to completing my half of the bargain Goki and I set out for.

Anyways, in the coming weeks, I promise to dispell my thoughts on Civil War (I know exciting, let’s read about 2 year old comics!) and get myself up to the present. Also, I may be fielding requests for trades to buy, as the kind U.S. government was kind to give me a sizable tax refund, which I’ve decided will help in my quest to return to my days of spending hundreds of dollars on comics. Also, I will try and delve into the land of TV, and keep all my faithful readers up to date with the baseball world, and perhaps of something called March Madness? We shall see.

Anyways:

Don’t fly U.S. Airways. They suck. They really suck. My week of travel was hellish. First, my flight to Philadelphia en route to Arizona was cancelled (although I would’ve missed it to begin with; I’m a moron). Second, my flight to LA en route to Philadelphia and Ithaca was delayed, and I missed my connection. I was forced to spend the night in a hotel in LA, which sounds more glamorous than it is. I used all my money on cab fare, and had to wear the same clothes for 2 days, because my baggage was god knows where. I finally got into Ithaca last night at midnight….a full 12 hours after I was supposed to. Travel sucks. When is someone going to invent teleportation? Get on that.

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The Pwning of Dan Didio

March 16, 2008

Wizard World LA’s going on now, and I’ll do a rundown of some of the highlights when it’s done. But for now, I present to you one of the con’s greatest moments (courtesy of Newsarama), starring DC Universe executive ed Dan Didio and creator Darwyn Cooke:

A female fan asked about Countdown and the apparent timeline discrepancy with Kyle Rayner in Countdown and Sinestro Corps War. DiDio started to answer, “With Countdown, we tried to build a strong monthly continuity,” which caused Cooke to laugh. “These panels are a gas,” he said. “I got to come to more of them.”

Pwned.

Spring Training Baseball: Day 5 in the Cactus League

March 15, 2008

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3/14/08

My Peoria series comes to an end today, with a Rockies and Mariners showdown. I haven’t seen the Rockies in person since god knows when, and it’s cool to see them after the World Series. While I believe they might be in for a letdown in the mega tough NL West, they are still one of the most talented teams in the NL.

Today’s pitching match up was Franklin Morales and Miguel Batista.

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Spring Training Baseball: Day 4 in the Cactus League

March 14, 2008

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3/13/08

 

Day 4 of baseball, folks! Another day in beautiful Peoria, Arizona at the Peoria Sports Complex. The game: Seattle Mariners vs. San Francisco Giants. The pitching matchup: Jarrod Washburn vs. Kevin Correia.

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The Incredible Hulk trailer is up

March 14, 2008

Pants included.

http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1583143&vid=215625

Spring Training Baseball: Day 3 in the Cactus League

March 13, 2008

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Day 3, 3/12/08

Quick note about yesterday’s game: Sam Fuld, the centerfielder for the Cubs, playing for the injured Felix Pie. I forgot to really mention it, but he looked very impressive. He showed great instincts in center, making a diving catch right in front of me in deep right center, and cutting off balls in the gap with ease. He’s small and stout, but he was also the 2007 AFL MVP. While it appears Fuld has not been given the chance to beat Pie for the centerfield job, I don’t think this is the last we’ve heard of him. He has speed, so he could be a mixed league asset if Pie fails to live up to his 20/20 potential.

Our journey continued to our home base for the next three days, Peoria, Arizona at the Peoria Sports Complex, the home of the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. Today’s game: Mariners vs. the Milwaukee Brewers!

 

Pitching Match-Up: Carlos Villanueva vs. Carlos Silva

 

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Spring Training Baseball: Day 2 in the Cactus League

March 12, 2008

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3/11/08

Quick note: My dinner on Monday was at In-N-Out Burger, and was my first such meal at the legendary establishment. The double-double burger was excellent, and my strawberry milkshake was fabulous. Just so you know.

 

My Spring training continues! Dad and I made the twenty minute drive to HoHokam Park, parking a half mile away to avoid paying for parking (and because we didn’t know any better). Cubs vs. A’s today. The pitching match-up: Greg Smith vs. Carlos Zambrano.

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Spring Training Baseball: Day 1 in the Cactus League

March 12, 2008

Spring Training 2008 @ The Cactus League

Spring Break

 

This Spring Break, I will embark on a journey I’ve wanted to do with my Dad for years….Spring Training! What follows is anecdotal information and summaries of my travels in the Cactus League in Arizona, and notes and quips for your reading pleasure. Also, fantasy tips and thoughts!

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Watchmen costumes

March 6, 2008

So they’ve released photos of the costumes from the upcoming Watchmen movie online:

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=149166

 Ozymandias looks like he just walked off the set of a Joel Schumaker Batman movie, but the other costumes look pretty slick. Too slick. With the exception of Rorschach’s costume, the outfits look like they were made by a hundred movie production people, which is exactly what Watchmen costumes SHOULDN’T look like. Kind of clashes against the grounded, realistic world of the comic, you know?

What say you, Groin Lovers?

Comics stuff to FUDO about

March 1, 2008

There are some rad happenings in comics in the upcoming weeks and months. These are some of them (WARNING: slightly link-heavy):

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