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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bud Selig on A-Rod

Selig says A-Rod and others "shamed the game," according to the AP.

Please. No sanctimony from you, Bud. You're the one who allowed the league's steroid use to get out of control, who looked the other way while McGwire, Sosa and Bonds made the league a ton of money, for whom no light bulb went off as he watched an overstuffed goon celebrate his home runs in 1998 by pantomiming body punches with his teammates like some juiced-up gorilla at Gold's Gym.

Granted, a lot of people, including yours truly, were swept up in the McGwire-Sosa chase and Bonds' otherworldly seasons in 2001 and 2002, but in my own defense I barely even watch baseball until the playoffs start, and I'm certainly not the commissioner.

.: posted by hornswaggler 6:17 PM

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