A couple of baseball things

"new wave" rock music expert, George Will

Henry Blanco

Danny Trejo

1)Mets catcher Henry Blanco and legendary movie badass Danny Trejo (From Dusk Til Dawn, Desperado, Con Air) share a similar look. Even though Blanco has been good at throwing out base runners imagine how much more intimidating the Mets would be if Blanco mixed in tossing a couple of throwing knives ( a la Danny Trejo) at opposing base runners. I think it would would throw off the oppositions concentration and maybe the Mets would win a few more games (although at this moment they aren’t doing too bad and are over .500) Look, the Mets are going to have to be creative if they’re going to do well this year, they should at least entertain the idea.

2)Conservative pundit George Will has just released a revised version of his best seller Men At Work and guess what, it’s about baseball.  I know George Will as being the  author of many best selling books about “new wave” rock bands including; The Arresting Music of Sting and The Police, also Fabulous! The Authorized Fabulous Poodles Story, and Joe “King” Carrasco and the Spicy Tex-Mex Rock Revolution. So I thought Men At Work was going to be about the lads from “Down Under” written by  my fave “new wave” rock expert, I had no idea he was a baseball fan. Oh well, live and learn.

    • Matt
    • April 28th, 2010

    How well can George Will throw a knife?

    • Art Buchwald
    • April 28th, 2010

    Also worth seeking out is George Will’s self-published chapbook on Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army. Available at respected antiquarian booksellers.

    • Marcus O’Reallyus
    • April 29th, 2010

    I was channel surfing the other night and caught the last half hour of the excellent, Will-narrated documentary “Beyond The Nose: The Skafish Story.”. Not to be missed if you can catch it, and I have no idea why it never came out on Blu-Ray.

    • feedtim
    • April 30th, 2010

    I forgot to mention that Matt from work brought up the similarity between Blanco and Trejo

    • feedtim
    • May 13th, 2010

    1) George Will is a knife throwin’ motherfucker, you’d be well advised to stay out of his way when he’s in one of his “moods”.
    2) The chapbook you mentioned is going for a few hundred dollars on e-bay. Will also wrote an article about Gary Numan for the NME entitled “Gary Numan, Is he Human?”
    3) Sadly the Skafish documentary is out of print, but I heard that The Criterion Collection might be reissuing it with a ton of extras

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