No Hitters From Boston To Budapest
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Mucho congratulations go out to Boston Red Sox lefthander Jon Lester for throwing a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals last night at Fenway Park.
Lester is a 24 year-old Southpaw who has already survived non-Hodgkins lymphoma and won a deciding game in a World Series.
Now he adds his first no hitter to his list of accomplishments.
I almost saw a no hitter once. Almost.
It was to be Nolan Ryan's seventh, one he pitched while with the Texas Rangers. I was in college at the time, and I opted to study for a chemistry test instead of going out to the ballpark in Arlington to see Ryan pitch his seventh and final no hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
I nearly cried the next day when I saw the headlines of the Dallas newspaper.
Yeah, that's right, go ahead and make the loser sign and hold it over my head. I'm still crying in my beer over that one.
Speaking of no-hitters, Microsoft and Yahoo have apparently entered round two of their partnership dance, with TechCrunch reporting this time that Microsoft may just be looking to pick up the search part of Yahoo and leaving "the rest of Yahoo and its troubles behind."
As the Microhoo dance lingers on (and on, and on, and....or not), Microsoft will this week be hosting its annual advertising conference, advance 08, where Microsoft will lay out its new advertising strategy.
Its focus in the new strategy, according to a memo from Microsoft Platforms and Services President Kevin Johnson: "Win in display advertising."
Anything's possible, assuming the Microsoft ad group stays as calm as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer did with the release of his Hungarian Egg Avoidance Software, Version 1.0, in Budapest yesterday.
Apparently, a protester, who threw three eggs at Ballmer during an appearance at a university in Budapest, demanded that Microsoft given back money "stolen" from the Hungarian people, according to an account from seattlepi.
The Hungarian protester's ERA was not known at press time, but the power thrower is not expected to pitch a no hitter anytime in the foreseeable future.