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Tim Hudson pitching tonight for SF Giants :)

In case you’re not aware, the World Series (of baseball) is happening.  The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1 between (my beloved) SF Giants and the Kansas City Royals.  Tonight is Game 3…and the starting pitcher for the Giants is my homeboy, Tim Hudson.

tim hudson pitching

Ok, let me clarify… Huddy, as they call him, has no idea we’re homeboys… but we have so much in common we’re homeboys by default.

8 things Tim Hudson and I have in Common

  1. We were both born in Columbus, Georgia
  2. We graduated high school and are ‘from’ (sweet home) Alabama
  3. We both went to Auburn University (maybe even at the same time) – War Eagle!
  4. Tim calls Peachtree City, Georgia home…I used to race BMX in Peachtree City
  5. Tim has pitched for the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland A’s…those are two of my fav non-Giant teams
  6. The SF Giants is our favorite baseball team
  7. We are both followers of Jesus…that’s cool
  8. We are both “old”…I’m ~ 1.5 years more ‘seasoned’ than he

See, it’s almost like we’re brothers from another mother.  Seriously, the fact that he went to Auburn, alone, makes me wanna pull for him.  Plus, he is a really nice, humble dude, which I love to see in an athlete.

I honestly didn’t know anything about Tim until he came to the SF Giants this year.  And just so happens I’ve followed baseball more this year than any other, so he became my favorite player right away early this year.  (Hunter Pence is a close 2nd as my fav.)

Cool historical fact, he’ll be the 3rd oldest pitcher to make his World Series Pitching debut.  In other words, he’s lucky to be getting there at his age.  Hudson has pitched quite a bit in the post-season (i.e. with the Braves), but his team has never made it to the World Series….till now!

Anyway, here’s hoping Tim Hudson AND the SF Giants do well tonight!!

LET’s go GIANTS!

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Kimbo Slice vs Houston “You Have a Problem” Alexander: Fight Recap

Seeing as how I’m a big fan of MMA (mixed martials arts), and have become a fan of legendary Miami-based street fighter turned Professional

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice

MMA Fighter – Kimbo Slice – I was glued to the TV last Saturday night to watch him make his first live UFC appearance against Houston “The Assassin” Alexander.

If you’re not up to speed with Kimbo and Houston, check out this pre-fight promo video:

Kimbo Slice vs Houston Alexander promo video

The Kimbo v Houston fight was set up to be a battle between brawlers, each armed with one-hit knockout power.  Sadly, the fight didn’t end up nearly as intense or entertaining as it should/could have been.

To say that I (and millions others) were disappointed with the performance (or lack thereof) of Houston Alexander is an understatement.  Houston spent practically ALL or round 1 and much of round 3 shuffling counter-clockwise around the ring.  Of course I can’t say what was going on in his head, but it sure seemed as if Houston was simply scared of Kimbo’s knockout power.

Kimbo was not as ferocious as I had hoped he would be either, but he seemed ready to fight and even egged Houston on in an effort to get him to stand toe-to-toe and scrap.  But Houston would have none of it which, you could easily tell, aggravated Slice.

I’ll summarize Kimbo’s unanimous victory this way: Kimbo looked much improved over his loss on The UFC’s Ultimate Fighter reality show, but he still has quite a bit of work to do.  Although his stand up (boxing) game is great and his ground game is now decent, he still has to learn how to do things like defend leg kicks… and throw leg kicks for that matter.  I also think he needs to mentally relax a bit and let his normal ferocity come

Houston's problem? Kimbo Slice

Houston's problem? Kimbo Slice

out more.

But for Kimbo to beat an MMA veteran like Houston Alexander certainly legitimizes his quest to become a legitimate MMA fighter.

Whether you love Kimbo or hate him, you gotta respect the guy for humbly recognizing his flaws and working as hard as possible to become the best he can.

Dr Clay

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Dr Clay’s BMX Comeback video footage

If you keep your head buried in a book (SYMOF that I’m finishing) for days on end… you’re liable to go off the deep end… eventually doing something stupid!

But at least I got it on video. :)clay_bmx square

I had a spur-of-the-moment idea to borrow a 6 year old girl’s bicycle and race someone on a BMX track… after not having ridde in over 15 years!

Hey, I know it’s stupid but… it sounded like a good idea at the time!

Well, after some mangling (of bike and body), I managed to finish at least.

Anyway – if you enjoy watching other people make a fool out of themselves, go check out Dr Clay’s BMX comeback video!

Enjoy,

Dr Clay

PS I DO NOT recommend: racing BMX if your skills aren’t up to par, failing to wear protective gear, riding a 6 year old kid’s bike when you weigh 240, or racing in flip flops…all of which you’ll see in this video.