Aug 112022

SportsNet – AP – Bill Russell’s No. 6 jersey retired across NBA, a first for league

The Athletic – Kurz – How the epic 1992 Eric Lindros trade happened, as remembered by former Flyers exec Jay Snider

Sal says that’s a reminder that prima donnas asking for a trade is not a recent phenomenon and was just as messy back then.

CBC – Anchan – Alberta agricultural society objects to relocating casino from Camrose to Edmonton citing legal concerns

TDN – Bill Finley – Georgia Legislator Renews Effort to Legalize Horse Racing in State

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.’

William S. Burroughs


DRF – Grening – Romping winners Gulfport, Damon’s Mound face off in Saratoga Special

TDN – NYRA Acquires 49% Interest in United Tote

Paulick Report – Voss: Lovers Of Good News Stories, Rejoice

Paulick Report – Schnell and Gunderson – The Horse Comes 1/ST Presented By 1/ST Racing: Gunderson Has Done It All, And Shows OTTBs Can, Too

The consciousness-expanding drugs – the hallucinogens, such as cannabis, mescaline, LSD, Psylocybin – I think are useful to a writer up to a certain point. That is, they open psychic areas that would not otherwise be available to the writer. But I feel that once these areas have been opened and the writer has reached them, he is able to get back there in the future without the drug.

William S. Burroughs

Sports Illustrated – Kliegman – What Do Athletes Get From Ayahuasca, Mushrooms and Ecstasy?

Eight Miles High

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

Hunter S. Thompson

Sal says that yage allegedly has telepathic powers. Maybe Rogers was hoping that he could call an inaudible audible. Didn’t work with the field goal call.

Grub Street – Paetzhold – A Big Sloppy Vegan Hero – Behold the meat-free sub from Williamsburg’s new Garden Carver.

Speaking of vegans Sal says that Sal stopped for a couple of pints at the pizza chain named for a large east coast city while handicapping this weekend’s races. Their menu has a section called vegan pizza choices with 2 pizza choices listed, the first featuring Parmesan and the second mozzarella.

Vegan Sunday Sauce

Soprano’s Sunday Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)

Sal says that he tried that vegan mozzarella stuff one time or as Sal’s friend Fritz would say 2 times – first and last. It didn’t melt it coagulated and tasted like nothing.

DRF – Privman – Tyler Baze will have to appear before stewards after no-show Thursday

I Can See For Miles

Bloodhorse – Wilkin – Numbers Up Midway Through Saratoga Meet

Sports Business Journal – Field of Dreams game heavy on baseball nostalgia

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

National Post – AP – Trump calls for ‘immediate’ release of documents on FBI Mar-a-Lago raid

Do you think that if all the MAGA supporters brains were hooked up in series they would catch the irony of the person who hides everything, refuses to answer subpoenas and takes the fifth demanding immediate release of documents.

Maybe they’d have to try parallel.

The people are the most important element in a nation; the spirits of the land and grain are the next; the sovereign is the least.


Marine Stakes (Gr. 3) winner Rondure is also among the 11 likely starters. The Katerina Vassilieva trainee has turned in strong efforts in both of his starts this season and was the top ranked Plate contender prior to being bumped down to second after Moira’s dominant Oaks win.

TSN – Queen’s Plate probable starters released

Southern Living – 77 Fresh Tomato Recipes To Make All Summer Long

The Ringer – Devine – The Seven Most Intriguing Under-the-Radar Deals in NBA Free Agency

The Ringer – O-Connor – Should LeBron Request a Trade?

The Athletic – Duhatschek – Playing with Gordie Howe, dating Condoleezza Rice, WHA glory year: Q&A with Rich Preston

ESPN – Adelson – Is football ready for a woman?

National Post – Iraqi actress sues The Economist for using her photo in an article about ‘fat’ women

Dished – Short – Tim Hortons officially launches in India today with unique menu items

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Robson – Fundraising Teen Hopes to Launch Riding Career

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Coolmore Partners on Gulfport, Will Stand at Ashford

SportsNet – Singh – How Field of Dreams gets to the heart of its small-town home

Sal says that while it’s nice that Singh can write an article about a small town and its place in the movie Field of Dreams as a Canadian he needs to listen to Frank and give the Canadian author W.P. Kinsella his due.


Paulick Report – Hackbarth – HISA: First Claim Voided Due To Medication Positive Met With Confusion, Resistance

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

SportsNet – AP – Golden Knights’ Lehner will require hip surgery, expected to miss 2022-23 season

Ooh Las Vegas

Huffpost – Margaritoff  – FBI Tipped Off By Informant Who Guided It To Documents In Mar-A-Lago Raid: Reports

Daily Mail – Phillips – The Mar-a-Lago ‘rat’ who tipped off the FBI about remaining documents would have to be ‘very close’ to Trump, says his former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney

Sal says that with the way demented Donald constantly flaps his yap he may have spilled the beans himself.

Hawthorne Sal

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