I Can't Even Make This Stuff UpThere is so much bizarre shit happening today that I can't even keep track of it all. A sample:
Frank and Jamie McCourt, those feudin' and fussin' co-owners [of the Los Angeles Dogers] and estranged spouses, spent good money — really good money — on an elderly man who sat at home in Boston, watched Dodgers games on TV, and sent positive energy.
Yes, this is a thing that happened. Beginning in 2004, 71-year-old Vladimir Shpunt has been retained by the team, with an annual bonus of "six figures or more" based on how the team performed, and his only job is to direct positive thinking to the players, from 3000 miles away.
Oh yeah. That works. Money well spent.