Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hectic Week

This week has been one of Catch up. After getting back from San Jose last week I was sick as a dog on Sunday and spent all day Monday... ahem.... recovering.... if you can call kneeling over a toilet bowl recovering.

Being wholly unproductive on Monday I've been getting caught up all week. The week ahead is hectic. We have my Family Reunion on Saturday. I leave for Boston on a business trip Tuesday, get back Thurday around 3pm. The first night of league bowling is Thursday night, Friday morning we leave on vacation to Montana. Relaxation at last! I can't wait to hit the river and fish.

Speaking of fish...or at least water creatures...did you here about the Florida Marlins? What a croc! I can't beleive how uptight we have become. This definately falls into the "loosen up America" category....

Marlins suspend batboy for milk-drinking dare news services

Milk does a body good, but it didn't do good for one batboy.

On a dare, a Florida Marlins batboy tried to drink a gallon of milk in under an hour without throwing up. But not only did the batboy not succeed in the challenge, his mere attempt cost him his job for six games, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The Marlins suspended the unidentified batboy for the team's upcoming six-game homestand against the Cardinals and Mets from Aug. 28 through Sept. 4 for accepting the dare Sunday from Dodgers pitcher (and former Marlin) Brad Penny.

Penny offered the batboy $500 if he could drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour before Sunday's game without throwing up. Penny told the paper the boy drank the milk and didn't throw up, but didn't finish the gallon in the allotted time frame to win the dare.
"It's kind of ridiculous that you get a 10-game suspension for steroids and a six-game suspension for milk," Penny told the Herald.

''It's ridiculous that they worry about stuff like that. It shows they [the Marlins organization] don't know anything about the game. That kind of stuff goes on everywhere. It didn't affect the way he worked, the way he did his job.''

....Just as an FYI, this story has some facts wrong. I heard an interview with Brad Penny this morning and he clarified some things:

1. The bat boy DID drink the milk in the hour.

2. He didn't win the bet because he couldn't keep the milk down...he tossed it up.

3. Other Dodger players tossed money into the pool as well and the pot grew to over $1000

4. At least Brad Penny, he wasn' tsure about the other players, gave him the $500 anyway

5. Brad Penny said he would "take care of the batboy" during his suspension.