You Know, Yu Knows Plus Some Vaguely Out of Place Golden Globes Talk

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 is the deadline for the Rangers and Yu Darvish to come to a deal and it may be a historic day.  Or it may not, but either way, it should be interesting.  You know.  Yu knows.  Well, I don’t know if Yu knows yet but I’m sure he knows a little more than we all do because the Rangers have been characteristically mum about the negotiations.

At this point, I am seriously hoping they are able to work a contract out.  I’m getting excited about the idea of seeing Darvish pitch over here and I think it would make those Rangers a whole lot better as well.

If you are out there, Jon Daniels?  (Or even if you aren’t.)  Do us all a favor and sign Darvish.  If nothing else, we’ll get a season full of Yu jokes.

Then again, if it doesn’t work out with him and the Rangers, maybe they’ll be all the more motivated/have the funds to go after Prince.  I do rather like Mitch Moreland, but Prince in that lineup would be, as Josh Hamilton put it, “pretty ridiculous”.

Not to mention, they both have very good, late-night-joke worthy names.

All is well in Ranger-Land.

In movie award show land?  Not so much. 

I filled out my Golden Globes ballot for tonight and came to the regrettable conclusion that the only category I really care about the year is Best Soundtrack, which has to go to Howard Shore forHugo or I will boycott for the next hundred or so years.

Speaking of Things Which Should Not Win: Moneyball.  Which took a perfectly solid concept and put Brad Pitt (‘nuff said) in it and confused everything about it that was simple.  And made itself an instant member of the Atrocious Baseball Movie Hall of Fame.  You know I couldn’t stand it.  I’ve said that before.  But with the award season here, my feverous feelings have come right back up.

Then there is the ultimate, existential question: who is better looking?

If it wins anything tonight, I will… yep, you guessed it.  Boycott.

At this rate, it seems alarmingly likely that I will be boycotting this show in future years.

Let’s just say it’s been a rather unfortunate year in film.

2012 has got to be better.  What with The Hobbit and… The Hobbit.  And The Hobbit.

Can you tell I’m a little bit excited?

Maybe Elijah Wood will show up in another green velvet suit tonight and make my viewing time worth it.  A girl can dream.

Diamond Girl

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3 responses to “You Know, Yu Knows Plus Some Vaguely Out of Place Golden Globes Talk

  1. When you said “Prince in that lineup” I momentarily flashed on Prince, the multi-talented musician, in a Brewers’ uniform.
    The Dodgers had a shortstop named Hu, generating the expected jokes. I think he is in the Cleveland organization now.
    I’ve decided that I am not so fond of the Torre group looking to buy the Dodgers, I understand that they are big time real estate developers, and I want the Dodgers to be bought by someone who is focusing on baseball, and not what they can do with that huge parking lot.

    • sfdiamondgirl

      In fairness to the Torre group, that parking lot is rather hideous and could be an edgy new spot for LA Fashion Week, but your point is well taken all the same :)

  2. Robert Seeds

    It could be, but there are plenty of places for that. I just want an ownership group that is focused primarily on the Dodgers. The stadium needs some help — especially concessions and bathrooms on the upper levels — the bottom level is fine — and I could tolerate turning those temp team stores into something more permanent, but I really do not want to see a shopping mall up there, or condos, or a bunch of chain restaurants.

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