Yasiel Puig is ready to bash Glenn’s head in

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig received a prop from the TV show The Walking Dead. It’s a replica of Lucille, the baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire used by Negan to kill Glenn.

I stopped reading The Walking Dead comic with issue #100. It was the issue that Negan killed Glenn with the barbed wire bat. I watched the TV show until I realized it suffered from the very same plot problems that plagued the comic book: characters are only there to be killed in gratuitous and meaningless fashion.

I found this problem to be worse with the TV show. Actors spent years crafting their characters into layered individuals, only to have them end up decapitated, stabbed, boiled, shot, or eaten.

In the comic, the characters were much more one-dimensional individuals. Also, because of the art style employed, they all looked alike. I never really cared too much when a character died in the comic because it never felt like too much of a loss. That wasn’t the case with the TV show.

Another problem with the TV show is the main protagonist Rick Grimes. He’s played by British actor Andrew Lincoln. The man cannot act. His performances come off as over-the-top and heavy. Think William Shatner with a bad southern accent.

I don’t understand the point of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. The dangerous part of the bat is the head. That’s where all the kinetic energy is. I don’t see how barbed wire makes the bat more lethal. I guess it could be a defensive measure. The way you defend against someone with a baseball bat is to close the distance with your attacker. Get close enough and you can easily block a baseball bat attack by focusing on the area of the bat closest to your attacker’s hands. Wrap barbed wire around that area and it would make a baseball bat attack much more difficult to defend.

This wasn’t a concern when Negan killed Glenn. It wasn’t a fight. It was execution.

I don’t know what Yasiel Puig is supposed to do with this bat. He should try to sell it on eBay.

Vin Scully has no time for Socialism

If you were wondering who is the richest person in Venezuela, Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully dropped a knowledge bomb square on the subject at last night’s Dodgers game. When Milwaukee Brewers infielder Hernan Perez came up to bat, Vin Scully unloaded on the evils of socialism. Venezuela is a socialist country.


Wikipedia says that Venezuela is a Federal presidential constitutional republic. I think that’s Spanish for socialism. As soon as Vin Scully remembers his Wikipedia password, I’m sure he will log in and change it.

The ugliest hat I have ever seen

I was perusing the after-Christmas sale on Lids.com when I happened to stumble upon the ugliest hat I’ve ever seen. That says a lot because I’ve been all over the world, and I’ve seen lots of hats.  This hat, by far, is the ugliest hat I’ve ever seen.

Why in the world would New Era make something like this? If I didn’t know any better, I’d thing they just gathered up some remnant material from other hats and just threw this thing together. Needless to say, faux leopard skin, NATO woodland camo, and fluorescent pink don’t go well together.

New Era ought to be ashamed of themselves.