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January 3, 2001

WWE Superstar or 1987 Middle Infielder...the Answers!

Alright, if you're here, it's because, hopefully, you are trying to figure out which of the names listed HERE are either (A) WWE Superstars or (B) 1987 middle infielders.

Let's begin.

1. Cody Runnels is also known as Cody Rhodes…part of a wrestling dynasty which includes his Hall of Fame father Dusty and half-brother, um, Goldust.

2.  Darren Matthews is also known as William Regal…a one-time member of the wrestling faction called “The Un-Americans”.

3.  Doug Frobel was a middle infielder for the Cleveland Indians.  In 1987, he batted just .100 in his 46 plate appearances.

4.  Phil Brooks is also known as WWE Champion CM Punk…or, in some circles, “The Second City Saint”.

5.  Ernie Riles was a middle infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 1987,  he batted .261 with four home runs and 38 RBI.

6.  Tom Lawless was a middle infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.  In 1987, he batted just .080.  In the postseason, however, he raised that to .188.  Yuck.

7.  Bryan Danielson is known as Daniel Bryan.  At WrestleMania 28, he lost the World Heavyweight Championship belt in 18 seconds.

8.  Ryan Reeves is known as Ryback and is a current title contender billed as being from “Sin City”.

9.  Ron Killings is known as R. Truth and comes to the ring with his imaginary friend Little Jimmy.

10.  Domingo Ramos was a middle infielder for the Seattle Mariners.  In 1987, he batted .311 and played in 42 games.

Thanks for playing!

January 2, 2001

James Bond Villain or 1983 Pitcher...the Answers!

Alright, if you're here, it's because, hopefully, you are trying to figure out which of the names listed HERE are either (A) James Bond villains or (B) 1983 pitchers.

Let's begin.

1. Kamal Khan, played by French actor Louis Jourdan, is an exiled Afghan prince and the main villain of the 1983 film "Octopussy". He has a penchant for fine food, priceless jewels and atomic weaponry. Khan died in a plane crash.

2. Elliot Carver, played by Jonathan Pryce, is a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul from 1997's "Tomorrow Never Dies". He is completely insane and possibly even psychopathic with little regard for any of the lives lost as a result of his media ambition. Carver was later killed by James Bond.

3. Keefe Cato appeared in four games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1983. He went 1-0 and posted a 2.45 ERA.

4. Max Zorin, played by Christopher Walken, is a psychopathic microchip industrialist from 1985's "A View to a Kill'. His plan is to destroy Silicon Valley in an earthquake and gain a monopoly in the market. Zorin was later killed by James Bond.

5. Dave Von Ohlen was a rookie for the 1983 St. Louis Cardinals. He came out of the pen 46 times, putting together a 3-2 record and a 3.29 ERA.

6. Cecilio Guante played nine seasons in the bigs and, in 1983, appeared in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished the season with nine saves and a 3.32 ERA.

7. Brad Whitaker, played by Joe Don Baker, is an American arms dealer and self-styled general from 1987's "The Living Daylights". He is later killed by James Bond.

8. Gorman Heimueller started 14 games for the Oakland A's in 1983. He went 3-5 and posted a 4.41 ERA.

9. Karl Stromberg, played by Curd Jurgens, is a megalomaniac from 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me". He was planning to trigger World War III and destroy the world. Stromberg is later killed by James Bond.

10. Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem, is the villain in the most recent release "Skyfall". He is a former MI6 agent turned cyberterrorist. Silva probably ends up being killed by James Bond.'d you do? Leave your answers in the comment section below and don't forget to check out "Skyfall" playing in far too many theaters near you!

Happy Birthday Yogi...the Answers!

“Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing.”
Sammy Sosa

“All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
Yogi Berra

“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”
Yogi Berra

"Sometimes they write what I say and not what I mean.”
Pedro Guerrero

“I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.”
Yogi Berra
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.”
Yogi Berra

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.”
Yogi Berra

“I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.”
Jimmy Carter

“Texas has a lot of electrical votes.”
Yogi Berra

“If I had nine of my fingers missing I wouldn't type any slower.”
Mitch Hedberg

January 1, 2001

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