Monthly Archives: January 2015

2014 Blue Jays: Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays have effectively made a bet on Casey Janssen for the 2015 season. The Nationals think that he can bounce back from his difficult 2014 season, and the Jays think that he can’t. During … Continue reading

Posted in baseball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2014 Blue Jays: Brett Lawrie

It’s not fair to judge a person by his appearance, but Brett Lawrie, to me, has always looked like the stereotypical jock – the sort who likes to poke fun at nerdy people. He might very well be a thoroughly decent … Continue reading

Posted in baseball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2014 Blue Jays: Colby Rasmus

When I looked at Colby Rasmus’s numbers, one thing that jumped out at me was his strikeout rate: it’s going up. Here’s his strikeouts as a percentage of at bats in the last three years: 2012: 23.8% 2013: 29.4% 2014: 33.0% … Continue reading

Posted in baseball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2014 Blue Jays: Sergio Santos

I looked up Sergio Santos’s stats the other day, and I was surprised. I knew that he had originally been a middle infielder – he had been in the Jays’ system for a while – but I didn’t realize how … Continue reading

Posted in baseball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

9 Great Garage Rock Songs of the 1960s

Because listicles (articles that are a collection of lists) are so popular, here’s one: a collection of interesting garage rock songs of the 1960s. Garage rock, if you’re not familiar with the style, contains some or all of the following elements: … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Songs by determined suitors

I may have mentioned this lately, but I love watching old music videos. For example, consider Lou Christie’s 1969 hit song, “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. It turns out that there are two old black-and-white videos for this song. The … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

May-December romance songs of the 1960s

For some reason, there were a bunch of songs in the 1960s about adult men who were trying to keep themselves from getting involved with underage women. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was because of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, a … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged | Leave a comment