If he’s not 400, he’s gotta be getting close.
Shaq-Fu sat during most of his Phoenix team’s blowout loss to the Lakers on Thursday in L.A. That was one of the easiest wins the Lake Show has had this season. Kobe barely played in the 2nd quarter, and he didn’t play at all in the 4th quarter.
The teams meet again Sunday in the desert. Hopefully for the Lakers, Phoenix point guard Steve Nash will again be unable to play. He’s out with a bum ankle.
As Manny’s world turns…
ManRam once again rejected the Dodgers’ latest contract proposal. I’m convinced that he’ll sign with L.A. unless the Yankees or Mets sustain a major injury to their outfield. But I don’t think he’ll sign until a week before Opening Day — at the earliest.
Can you really blame Manny for choosing to skip spring training? The whole thing is a joke — and far too long. Three weeks of spring training would be plenty. This year, it’s more like six.
I can’t stand the idea of not eating meat on Lenten Fridays. Catholics have long had this ridiculous tradition/superstition.
For one thing, it’s no sacrifice for me. I like fish better than pork/chicken/beef, anyway. So in a way, it’s the opposite of a sacrifice. What’s the point again?
Second, fish is more expensive than other kinds of meat. It smacks of being a regressive tax, in a way. The church should focus on helping people who are struggling financially, not hurting them.
Third, the whole tradition started back in the Middle Ages when the pope’s brother owned a fish market. The “no meat on Fridays” rule was created to help the brother make a few more bucks. (I can’t confirm this story, but my smart brother-in-law says he read about it somewhere).