The Pittsburgh Pirates named Nancy Kerrigan as their new pitching coach.
"We used to get coaches who knew something about baseball, but that never did our pitchers any good," said general manager Neal Huntington.
"With Nancy, we're getting a coach who will teach our pitchers to deal with pressure, have a good long program, and being able to bounce back quickly from injuries. And if they do have a lousy outing, they'll at least display some poise in the kiss and cry area."
One thing that I value as a hunter and conservationist is using the whole animal. If you're going to take something from nature, you have a responsibility to waste as little of it as possible.
And I've found a book that brings us one step closer to realizing that ideal. This book is "The Testicle Cookbook - Cooking with Balls" written by Serbian chef Ljubomir Erovic. This e-book, which can be downloaded for £5.99 from yudu.com. This book features some of Erovic's favorite dishes, such as testicle pizza and battered testicles. The 79-page e-book comes with handy video guides showing the Serb peeling the skin off testicles and slicing them up into bite-size chunks.
The pizza recipe contains many common ingredients - cheese, onion, pepper, bacon - and bull's testicles. "It's Italian pizza with Serbian balls", explains Erovic.
The book also contains more cordon bleu recipes, such as calf testicles in wine and testicles with bourguignon sauce.
Erovic says that the best tasting testicles are those of ex-bulls, stallions or ostriches. "All testicles can be eaten - except human, of course," he noted.
The self-taught Erovic, 45, has 20 years in testicle cuisine. He is the organizer of the World Testicle Cooking Championship, held annually in Serbia since 2004.
Teachers in the Pittsburgh area certainly love their kids. The latest child lover is Pittsburgh Public Schools math teacher, Daniel Toler. Toler, 46, of Highland Park, was arrested on child pornography charges, according to articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers, and badbadteacher.com. Toler was arrested for allegedly engaging in online chats with an undercover detective posing as a 12-year-old girl, performing a sex act for the detective on a Web cam and downloaded numerous pictures and videos involving child pornography.
Toler, a sixth-grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanton Heights, faces a preliminary hearing Thursday. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said Toler resigned Sept. 30. He had been suspended since August, when the district was notified of the investigation, Pugh said.
The National Rifle Association is after money again. They want to flush as much money as possible down the McCain/Palin drain. Today I received the the "2008 National Gon Owner's Action Survey." It has a bunch of ridiculous questions, the final one of which is "Will you join the NRA today?"
The answer is NO. I am a hunter and gun owner, but I will not join the NRA today. Nor will I tomorrow. I will never join the NRA. The lobbying of the extremist NRA and its brother, sister, cousin, and student organizations is responsible for the ease with which criminals can obtain guns. They won't be happy until the United States is like the Old West, with deadly force being the only sure means of settling any dispute.
I must admit - I have done my best to avoid listening to Sarah Palin speak. I don't care if she's charming, attractive, or a hockey mom. Experience and good judgment are qualifications that I'm more interested in seeing in the potential leaders of the U.S. But, thanks to "W", I changed my registration from Republican to Democrat, so John McCain didn't feel obligated to check out her lack of qualifications with me.
So I don't know what possessed me to watch this YouTube video:
But I did, and I just cannot believe that Palin mispronounces "nuclear" in at least as hideous a fashion as Bush! I already avoid listening to Bush speak so I don't have to hear him say nucular (NOO-kyuh-lur).