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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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Saturday, August 01, 2009

BoSox schadenfreude

I can only imagine how many derisive emails Bill Simmons has gotten in response to the news that David Ortiz tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, further tainting the Red Sox's curse-ending championship in 2004.

Kind of embarrassing for Simmons in light of the fact that he wrote a piece this spring speculating that the answer to Big Papi's precipitous decline isn't that he used steroids but that he's several years older than he's publicly acknowledged. Nope. He was juiced.

I'm sure Bill is working on a 10,000-word analysis on the subject as we speak.

.: posted by hornswaggler 5:10 PM

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