strange exchange

Just when you think the sports world has produced every weird trade imaginable, they still manage to outdo themselves... An announcer for a rabbit. And a cartoon rabbit, too. When baseball official Harry Chiti was traded to the New York Mets for a player to be named later, he didn't know that player would be him. The Chicago Cubs were able to do without a backup catcher early in the season, and...

A “Pool”

When I was a child, someone gave me a puzzle. Twelve large puzzle pieces, when assembled, revealed a western scene in which cowboys were herding frightened steers as lightning struck from an angry sky. i guess there was some challenge for a preschooler, but what I remember is putting it together many times with family and friends. My next puzzle memory was in a house on the intercoastal waterway...

How to handle defeat

Major League Baseball's regular season, before the playoffs, is 162 games long. Traditionally, any team that wins 100 or more games is considered the best team in baseball, not always the World Series winner, there are a lot of other variables involved, but the best team overall. That means even the best professional baseball teams lose more than 62 games a year, proving that losing is a big part...

Ness Notes (May 15)

TNT will air both NBA games tonight (Detroit/Cleveland at 7:05 ET and San Antonio/Dallas at 9:35 ET), as all series will have completed four games after tonight's game. Currently, the Heat lead the Nets 3-1 following a 102-92 win on Sunday afternoon, while the Clippers and Suns are tied at 2, following LA's 114-107 win last night. My bye game for Monday is Hou Astros over SF Giants at 8:05 ET....

How important are speed figures in the handicap of a horse race?

You look at the career form and your eyes run down the page as you try to process all the information. He tries to make sense of all the cryptic letters and numbers in hopes of finding a key that will tell him which horse is going to run better today based on how he has run in the past. Suddenly you see the speed figures from the horse's last run in bold.   "Now this makes sense!" you tell...

TAO Restaurant at The Body Holiday Le Sport, Saint Lucia

Barbados is located approximately 100 miles east of the Windward Island chain that stretches from Saint Martin to Trinidad and Tobago. This proximity to neighboring islands provides an ideal opportunity to experience a different flavor of paradise in less than 30 minutes by plane. We recently visited the lush and verdant island of St. Lucia, opting for a "BodyHoliday" at the Le Sport resort...

Hemorrhoids: a lighter side

If you currently suffer from hemorrhoids, you probably can't believe that anyone can see a lighter side! At this point, these embarrassing, quite unpleasant, very uncomfortable and often painful swollen veins can only be so bad! Right now, being the butt of a hemorrhoid joke only adds insult to injury. It is said that you know you are in "middle age" when hemorrhoid jokes stop being funny....

Guatemalan coffee ranks first among the world’s great coffees

The three main coffee producers in the world are Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia. But in terms of quality coffee production, Colombia dwarfs its closest competitors. And which country follows after Colombia in the production of high-quality coffee? The traditional coffee potency of Brazil? No. It is Guatemala, a small Central American nation that has just recovered from the ravages of a 36-year...

Fascinating facts about baseball caps

Baseball caps are one of the most popular hats and millions of people choose to wear them. They are worn by athletes, rock stars, and the general public, and some cost a few dollars, while others exceed a thousand dollars or more. If you are a fan of this type of caps, you may be interested in our fascinating facts. trucker's baseball cap Truckers love to wear baseball caps as the visor helps...

Jamison ready to take Wizards alone with Butler and Arenas injured

The entire burden of defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs now falls solely on Antawn Jamison. The reason behind he is out of the Big Three at Washington Wizards, two are injured and these days Jamison is the key player for the team. Forward Jarvis Hayes said Jamison is the Wizards' leading scorer right now and would have to be much more aggressive on offense. The...