Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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10/24/2004: Gem o'the Day:

Big Stupid Tommy live blogs the World Series (from the seventh inning commentary):David "You wouldn't like me when I'm Angry" Ortiz strolls up to the plate.

Tony Womack caught one off the body, off the bat of David Ortiz. He's the strongest one there is. I'm not sure you even want to catch it with the protection of a glove. He'll smash! Good thing it hit the ground first. If an Ortiz line drive hits you? It'll leave a three foot exit hole on the other side.

Tim McCarver says "It looks like it caught [Womack] on the clavicle."

Listen to Tim pull out his knowledge. Say collarbone, Tim. I'd wager a good number of us know what the clavicle is, but would prefer you say collarbone. It just sounds better, talking on TV. If we just all collectively admit that you're the smartest, will you stop trying so hard to prove it? Tim needs a swift patella to the groin, if you asked me.

Ortiz ties W.S. record with 4 RBI in a game. He just needs the purple pants.

As they continue to discuss the issue, Joe Buck calls it "clavicle," too.

I think Jack Buck would have called it a collarbone. That's just a guess.

Harry Caray, by the seventh, would have been too drunk to know a clavicle from an Easter ham. But that's neither here nor there.

Len on 10.24.04 @ 02:52 PM CST


Replies: 2 comments

on Sunday, October 24th, 2004 at 8:52 PM CST, BSTommy said

I hates me some Tim McCarver. I hate Tim McCarver worse than syphilis.

on Sunday, October 24th, 2004 at 11:23 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

I'm with ya there.

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