Weah Weeklies, Week of 5.08From former veeps to coachspeak, this week's Weahs has it all...
Weah to go:
1) Albert Pujols: 19 dingers in 38 games. 0 questions about steroids. See, Barry? When you smile once in a while, you get a pass.
2) Al Gore: Ex-VP steals the show on SNL, gives opening speech as if he were elected in 2000 (transcript). Highlight: "In the last 6 years we have been able to stop global warming. No one could have predicted the negative results of this. Glaciers that once were melting are now on the attack."
On the Weah down:
1) Brad Lidge: Astros closer is no longer the closer, maybe soon no longer an Astro. All-star blew 3 saves, has 2 losses, and has struggled with his control.
2) Gen. Michael Hayden: Rummy's pick to take over the CIA is about to incur a serious fight, considering a) Senators now have balls, and b) Hayden fought the NSA lawyers to allow the domestic wiretaps.
The "Take that, Darwin" award of the week (this week doubles as "Take that, Webster"):
Has to go to Brewers manager Ned Yost. His GM traded for a lefty specialist, whose fastball tops out at a web-ripping 83 mph. Yost described the pitcher with one word: "deceptional."