With a single in the first inning against the Indians, Derek Jeter got himself 6 hits away from immortality - according to some Yankees fans, he's already immortal. His quest, however, could have hit a snag after he pulled up lame with an apparent calf strain.
It's a Grade 1 strain (on a 1-3 scale of strains) but since he is a little older than the average shortstop, this could be some sort of nagging injury. I mean shit, I'm 30 and I was stretching out my legs in bed upon waking up and got a vicious charlie-horse in my left calf - I felt that shit for like 3 days. I couldn't kick that thing - sure I was able to go about my everyday living, but I didn't have to range up the middle for a groundball or bust it down the line to beat out a double play (as he does regularly).
I mentioned in a post several weeks ago that in order for him to do it at home, he would need 14 hits in 10 games - well, he managed 8 in 7 games and it doesn't look like he'll get the final 6 in this 3-game set with the Rangers. It would have been pretty neat for him to do it in NY - and he still may, depending on the severity of this injury.
As Nolan sleeps and Nathan lays on the couch, I sit here typing a post and watching Survivorman on television (Lindsay is out running some errands for herself). He just caught some arctic char and fileted it up and was eating the eggs like they were so delicious. Then he said he needed to get a fire going to cook the livers, because they're his favorite. What is wrong with this guy? Does he really think arctic char liver is better than the actual meat?
I used to watch Man vs. Wild religiously, but I am not sure where that went wrong, but I got away from it. I know there was a big scandal that he slept in hotels and just filmed throughout the day to make it look like he was living in the wild. Either way, he did some pretty gruesome shit. I saw him one time skin a dead zebra and wrap himself in the skin to stay warm - I mean that shit is sick.
This guy, Les Stroud, is eating these "witchity-grubs" or something - it's basically a worm and he's acting like he's eating a fucking gummi worm. It's "tasty" and will give him lots of energy and are full of nutrients. He cooked them though, so I can see how they taste much better than they do raw. I almost threw up when I heard the crunch and I wasn't even watching. Now he's cooking them over cow manure - I'm sure burnt manure and grubs are a great combo.
Do I think what these guys do is cool - you bet your ass. And I think, given some time, I could get the hang of what they do, but I would never refer to eating a grub as "tasty". It's survival and eating a bug out of a tree is a necessity, not a delicacy.
Forgot to publish this post, sorry. Love Ryan