Friday, November 7, 2014

Baseball Dream Theatre X

A visit to Livan Hernandez's mansion then leads (somehow) to a meeting of the world's best scientific minds, who have been tasked with solving the mystery of Hanjin, the baffling next step in human evolution.

Hanjin, a Korean-American youth, is stuck in what appears to be in a state of frozen timespace, eighteen inches above the concourse of AT&T Park, right behind home plate.  Nobody knows what is causing him to levitate off the ground.  Nobody knows why his arms are raised up or why his fists are emitting an unnatural white light.

Can this assembly of geniuses--and their unlikely addition--solve this mystery?  Or will they be overcome by the problems they face as their arrogant personalities collide?

Also, I think I might be reading too many X-Men comic books.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Boom goes the playoff promo!

TBS recently put together this playoff promo (which of course is a parody of this famous video):

Friday, October 3, 2014

Why am I a Rockies fan? (repost)

Note: the following is a reproduction of my fan post that was featured on Purple Row.

Why am I a Rockies fan?  Lately, I have honestly been asking myself that question.

This should be a post about all the good Rockies memories I have.

This should be a post about when I attended the first Rockies game in Denver, when EY hit that leadoff home run.

This should be a post about when I attended the first game at Coors Field, when Bichette hit that walkoff home run.

This should be a post about when I attended the All Star festivities in 1998.

This should be a post about how I was in the Rockies Rookies Fan Club.  Or about how I have previously been a season ticket holder.  Or about how my family has a brick at Coors Field.  Or about the

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Congratulations Bizarro Royals

Bizarro Royals is champion of the 2014 Percell Fantasy Baseball League.

For most of the second half of the season, yours truly was in first place, but with about three weeks left to play, Bizarro charged into first and held it fast until he had secured his second ever PFBL title.

To the other PFBL managers, thanks for a fun and well-played fantasy baseball season, and congrats again to the Bizarro Royals!

Absent any scoring corrections, the final 2014 PFBL standings are as follows:

PFBL Standings 9/28/14

Entering the final day of competition, this is how the league table looks:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

PFBL Standings 9/27/14

There are only two days left, but yours truly is in striking distance:

A blessing in disguise?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PFBL Standings 9/16/14

After my lead was trimmed to 0.67 of a point yesterday, I now have a bit more breathing room.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

PFBL Standings 9/7/14

Bo Knows had a big day yesterday!

Drinking the orange Kool-Aid...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Spider-Man visits the Blue Jays again!

When was the first time Spidey visited the Rogers Centre?  Back in 1991, when it was still called the Sky Dome:

Friday, August 29, 2014

PDP gives OSITF a shout out!

Wednesday's edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast was another awesome installment from Tyler and Anthony, but this week's episode was particularly special, as OSITF--this very blog that you are reading at this moment--received a shout out:

Discover Sports Internet Radio with Purple Dinosaur Podcast on BlogTalkRadio with Purple Dinosaur Podcast on BlogTalkRadio

The Purple Dinosaur Podcast airs every Wednesday, and previous episodes (highly recommended) can be found on Purple Row.

Dumbest baseball memorabilia ever...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Book Review: Where the Wind Leads

This is an epic family journey which rivals that of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!

This book needs to be made into a movie.

This gripping events in Where the Wind Leads, by Vinh Chung with Tim Downs, are proof that God's mercy, grace, and love cannot be defeated by even the worst and most inhumane crimes committed by wicked men.

The Chung family was once a destitute group of ethnic Chinese living in Vietnam.  Through their strength of determination, they built a vast business empire from nothing. Then they lost everything again.  A hostile communist government deprived them of their wealth, property, and livelihood.  In 1979, as conflict between Vietnam and China was escalating, adversity against Chinese families like the Chungs grew exponentially.  It was at this time that the Chung family decided to leave Vietnam and what little belongings they had been able to keep.

They took to the sea, where they encountered hunger, dehydration, betrayal, and even bloodthirsty pirates.

They took to the sea, where the slightest breeze could mean the difference between rescue and ruin.

Beyond the harrowing experience adrift on open water, this book chronicles how a refugee family faced a bewildering new culture, the constant strain of poverty, and the ugly reality of racism.  There's even a charming love story as well.

I cannot give this book higher recommendation.  Its excellent writing is sure to educate, thrill, and inspire.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014


Below are my 2014 power rankings of fast food breakfast, updated through end of play yesterday:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pioneer Skies 1st half MVP is Batman

You heard me!  Batman:

Seriously, that's my 1st half MVP, narrowly edging out Edwin Encarnación.  He takes the award, as he leads all of baseball with the most of these:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Announcing the Left Outs Most Valuable Player of the first "half"

While Joey Bats and Nellie Cruuuuuuuuuz get honorable mention for oustanding contributions in the outfield, it is this guy

Well a five year more mature version in any case. Seen hitting here in file footage from 2009.

Truly outstanding overall, but considering he leads the next closest shortstop by a whopping 67 PFBL points, Tulo is an easy choice!

An alarming delay...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Drawing a walk like a big leauger...

Recently, David Ortiz drew a walk like so:

Obviously, he has learned from the master:

Friday, July 4, 2014

God bless America!

And, because I am unable to resist, enjoy this as well:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Entirely-too-early trade analysis...

Earlier this week, the following trade was consummated:

Since the aforementioned consummation, each of the three principal baseballers in the trade have had exactly one start.  For the sake of an irresponsibly hasty (and depressing) analysis, their results were as follows:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day, Left Outs!

This year your three sons have teamed up to give you 4th place! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Percell Coupe du Monde standings 6/12/14

After one entire match, yours truly is perfect, having predicted the correct result as well as the correct score.


PFBL Standings 6/12/14

An interesting take on the World Cup...

Using the following guide, I predict that Argentina will defeat USA in the World Cup Final:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The best three years of my life...

The best three years of my life have come thanks to this beautiful woman:

You are the