Monday 05 Dec 2016

Random Thoughts
Matt Seinberg

The last few weeks have been a big blur. One day segues to the next. It's hard to keep track of the day.


Too much time on my hands.

When you have too much time on your hands, many things fly in and out of your head. It's hard to keep track of what is going on in the world.

This week had certainly been busy. The terrorist attack in Nice, France, is big news. I'm surprised after the attack in Paris the French government didn't go hog-wild crazy hunting down all known and suspected terrorists or persons of interest.

Donald Trump choosing John Pence, as his running mate, is a very good political move. There was no way he could have chosen crazy Chris Christie, another northerner. He had to choose someone from the mid-west or south to balance the Republican ticket.

Last weekend Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry, collapsed on stage in Brooklyn while performing with The Hollywood Vampires. No details about his condition were released, other to say he was resting comfortably. At 65 years of age, 66 in September, I wonder if he rocked out.


The New York Mets roared back, after the All Star break.

The New York Mets came back, vigorously, after the All Star Game and finally started to show some life. Rookie, Brandon Nimmo, is in a slump after getting off to a wild start and speculation is running wild that he goes back to Triple-A Las Vegas. Michael Conforto will return to the big league club after getting some playing time in Vegas. Bartolo Colon is a 43-year-old wonder arm pitcher’ if he stays steady for the rest of the year, losing Matt Harvey won't feel so bad.

Trade rumours are that the Pittsburgh Pirates regret trading Neil Walker to the Mets for Jonathon Niese. Will they release Niese or take any warm body in a trade? Are the Mets going to reunite with Niese? They very well may need him down the home stretch, if Steven Matz or Noah Syndergaard has more pains with their bone spurs, in their elbows.

Washington Nationals second baseman, Daniel Murphy, continues to haunt the Mets after they offered a lousy one-year contract, last year. He has continued on his hitting streak, with no end in sight.

The last question for the Mets is this. How healthy will Zack Wheeler be? Is he going to come off the Disabled List in time make a difference in the rotation? I'm sure the team won't overburden him, as they did Harvey last year.

Here's a quick fact I just read. When your phone battery hits 100%, unplug it right away; leaving it to charge stresses out the battery. Trickle charging, to stay at 100%, is not good for batteries. That's like your trainer at the gym telling you to do 50 push-ups and then another 50. Also, if your phone feels warm, take off the case and don't leave it to cook in the car or the sun.


HerbaLife must go legitimate says government. How quaint.

Years ago, I knew people who swore by the "supplement" company HerbaLife. They promised the world, so I bought some and hated it. It was like drinking chalk. I brought it back to them, and got my money back. Well, guess what, the federal government just settled with the company for $200 million dollars. The government told HerbaLife to go legitimate, instead of using "the pyramid model" they've been using for the last thirtysomething years. It took the government that look to figure it out.

Hooray to Ruth Bader Ginsburg; she spoke her mind about Donald Trump. Is it correct for a member of the United States Supreme Court to offer such an opinion? Probably not, but once those words are out of the bag, there is no going back.

I'm not a basketball fan, but thank goodness, the New York Knicks redid their roster, again. After the Isiah Thomas years, who thought things could get worse? Phil Jackson was supposed to be the savior, but his first couple of years were awful. Maybe his third year is a charm.

My head is clear after expelling all this stuff.

 

Matt Seinberg lives on Long Island, a few minutes east of New York City. He looks at everything around him and notices much. Somewhat less cynical than dyed in the wool New Yorkers, Seinberg believes those who don't see what he does like reading about what he sees and what it means to him. Seinberg columns revel in the silly little things of life and laughter as well as much well-directed anger at inept, foolish public officials. Mostly, Seinberg writes for those who laugh easily at their own foibles as well as those of others.

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