Pitcher Gets Hit by a Foul Ball?

So I just got home from a flight from SWA—I’m in LA now. As I’m try­ing to set­up my Fan­ta­sy Base­ball line­up for Sat­ur­day, I came across one of my pitch­ers’ news tid­bit. It was for Ger­mano; a Padres pitch­er. Keep in mind, I haven’t seen ESPN or any sports news yet…

Jun 8 San Diego Padres SP Justin Ger­mano (knee) was hit near his left knee by a foul ball off the bat of OF Hiram Bocachi­ca in the third inning, Fri­day, June 8, against the Seat­tle Mariners, accord­ing to the Asso­ci­at­ed Press. After sac­ri­fic­ing Bocachi­ca along, Ger­mano went into the club­house, although he end­ed up stay­ing in the game through five innings.

After read­ing this, the first thing that came across my mind was that the ball mag­i­cal­ly turned into a heat-seek­ing sidewinder. Yeah—exactly. How the heck did this hap­pen, or even how the heck could it hap­pen?

I mean, your on the mound, and you get hit by a “foul ball”?!?!

Damn. I just need to watch Sports Cen­ter.

Update: 5 min­utes lat­er. While try­ing to win some dough on Blin­go, I searched for “Hiram Bocachi­ca”. http://www.hirambocachica.com/ … Oh. HA! =) Maybe the writer of that snip­pet should’ve spec­i­fied it was his own damn team­mate. Just maybe. I mean come on, not every­one knows every teams’ play­ers.

Yahoo! Publisher Network Blog Launches

Just got an announce­ment from YPN that they have launched the Yahoo! Pub­lish­er Net­work Blog.

This blog is intend­ed to be the Yahoo! Pub­lish­er Net­work resource for pub­lish­ers, by pub­lish­ers. In it, you’ll find not only what you might expect from a prod­uct-focused indus­try blog—the lat­est on issues, new releas­es, and tips—but also in-depth how-to’s, pub­lish­er inter­views, indus­try trends, links to arti­cles and oth­er news and infor­ma­tion you can use. You will also, we think, find a com­mu­ni­ty that will help you to learn how to be a more suc­cess­ful and prof­itable pub­lish­er.

With cer­tain page ele­ments like a call­out and a “Zeit­geist”, it seems appar­ent that they’re pro­mot­ing their new babies: del.icio.us and Flickr. Not to men­tion, a quick CTRL+U (or CTRL+SHIFT+U) expos­es:

<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.0.2" /><!&#8212; leave this for stats &#8212;>

I guess Matt Mul­len­weg and team would be hap­py with that.

Who Said Yahoo Doesn’t Share for Free?

Just last week, pre-Valen­tine’s Day, Yahoo! shows it love to the pub­lic by launch­ing User Inter­face Library and Design Pat­terns Library. Not to men­tion, the crazy cats over at the Yahoo! UI depart­ment have start­ed a blog as well. Dang, they seem to be grind­ing and shar­ing great tools with every­one. I like that. You may read more about inter­est­ing tech­nol­o­gy via Yahoo! Devel­op­er Net­work.

Spe­cial thanks goes out to Blingo.com, that I came across Peter Fre­itag’s blog entry about it. It’s just too bad I did­n’t win any­thing =|

Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog seems to pro­vide a big­ger bark. It also pro­vides new oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn new thing http://www.37signals.com/ buy­ing spree of Web 2.0 app-groups, I just won­der when and if they’ll ever re-align their own site to Web 2.0 stan­dards. One can wish but all can be sur­prised. I guess that’s what makes Tech­nol­o­gy so interesting—anything is pos­si­ble.

PS. There’s sup­pose to be a rumored launch of Camp­fire some­time this week by the great folks of 37signals.

Flickr Yahoos!

Signin to Flickr using Yahoo account

Stew­art But­ter­field, one of the smart peo­ple from Flickr, announced ear­ly this morn­ing that you can now sign-in and have the option to inte­grate your Yahoo! account with Flickr. This is great stuff for those with Yahoo! accounts in that they don’t have to remem­ber anoth­er login, for those that do that kind of stuff any­ways. The only down­side, a tem­po­rary one, was that for peo­ple using third-par­ty Flickr API-based pro­grams (like myself) have to wait for the devel­op­ers to update them with the new authen­ti­ca­tion API.

The pro­gram that I use a lot would have to be by Jon Gilk­i­son called Flick­rIm­portr. I use it to do my uploads and set man­age­ment. I would say that its 10x bet­ter than Flick­r’s own Uploadr tool, at the moment.

Mean­while, as I keep say­ing, if you blog and recent­ly start tak­ing more and more pics with your dig­i­tal cam­era (point-and-shoot, phone and/or dSLR)… then Flickr is the way to go. Not to men­tion the great com­mu­ni­ty that it has. If you ain’t sold, then check out the qual­i­ty of pics Flickr pho­tog­ra­phers take via the Explore page.

Any­ways, good morn­ing and go Flickr!

PS. I won­der if Flickr would be adding that damn excla­ma­tion mark like Yahoo!‘s. Look­ing at it, it’ll be hard to be gram­mat­i­cal­ly cor­rect when you write about Flickr, specif­i­cal­ly when you describe some­thing from Flickr like Flickr!‘s web­site… its just plain wrong but so right with the cur­rent news. I need to wake up. Sor­ry for the non­sense ear­ly in the morn­ing. Good times =)