The Oakland Athletics

Damn. I love baseball. It didn’t use to be that way. I found baseball to be rather dry and slow paced and not very interesting. But about five years ago I started to go to games. And now I am hooked.

And the Oakland Athletics have alot to do with it. Athletic tickets are fairly cheap, the ballpark is pretty easy to get to and the Athletics kick major ass.
You’d think that after losing a former league MVP that their team would be on the way down. Yet tonight they set an alltime AL record by winning their 20th straight game. Sure, they blew an 11-0 lead by allowing the Royals to come all the way back to tie in the top of the 9th, but Scott Hatteburg came up big with the game winning walk off homerun. This caps off two dramatic 9th inning victories in the last two games, both won by hits from Miguel Tejada, the obvious candidate for league MVP (despite some shakey defensive play tonight).

Damn, I love baseball.

Bad Science

I originally created several topics for this website to classify various types of Science. These included Science, Mad Science and Bad Science. Today, while browsing I found that an excellent Bad Science webpage already existed. While I normally think of bad science as pseudo science, they prefer to actually clarify genuine mistakes that are propagated in science textbooks and lore. They include nice sections on Bad Astronomy, Bad Chemistry, and Bad Meteorology. Worth reading!

It includes the excellent quotation

Be very, very careful what you put into that head,
because you will never, ever get it out.

Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)