'...about the t'weekend in review' In case you missed it I started this last week after seeing how many weekend tweets deal with some pretty interesting subject matter. Let’s take a look back at this past weekend:
Sports – Go Tribe! (Right?)
The Tribe got off to a little bit of a rocky start but hey, the season is 162 games so chill out. One thing’s for sure – we will win more games than the Cavs. So we got that going for us. A few early comments:
- Jack Hannahan. Who? Who is this Casey Blake 2.0? I had to look up even how to spell his name but he has impressed in the field. This career .226 hitter is making $416,500 and already has won the hearts of Tribe fans.
- Pitching. Not the best showing in days one and two but Justin Masterson stopped the bleeding (did I just write that?) on Sunday. The bullpen looks good, early. Tony Sipp and Frank Hermann are throwing a lot of strikes and in his only appearance Chris Perez still looks nasty.
- Manny Acta. Nice to see him have a day like Sunday. He could do no wrong.
- Carlos Santana. As advertised. Now please stay healthy! Can we create some rule where Sandy Alomar doesn’t actually touch him when he’s at first base or circling the bases.
- Triple play. I was there for one of the Tribe’s 31 triple plays, which now ranks as second for most turned by a franchise (trailing only Detroit).
All in all I guess I’m happy with 1-2 to start the season. Things could be worse – we could be the Red Sox. (0-3! You guys suck!)
PRKent and Charlie Sheen
Two Kent State PR students are in the running to be Charlie Sheen’s summer intern. Some people might think ‘hey, is that something you really want to have on your resume.’ But I say if anyone can save Charlie it’s the power of PRKent.
Movie time – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
It’s worth noting that because I loved the original Wall Street (it’s one of my top 10 movie quotes) I was going into this one very skeptical. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Oliver Stone did a nice job of updating the vibe he created in the first one and continuing the evolution of Gordon Gecko, whose greed against today’s landscape doesn’t seem so....greedy. A nice cast including the city of New York make this a solid B movie.
AMC debuted 'The Killing' on Sunday. I am excited to see it but I’d be even more excited if they’d pick a schedule and stick to it. 'Breaking Bad' delayed until summer? 'Mad Men' delayed until 2012? 'The Walking Dead' coming back.....when? Yea, a second season of 'Rubicon' doesn’t sound so bad now that your schedule is as inconsistent as NBC’s.
Dunkin Donuts opened its 3000th store. 3000! With all of those locations it will always be time to make the donuts.
I like Butler to upset UCONN tonight. I just wish I would’ve liked it three weeks ago.
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