GMIM: A McAdoo-doo Monday

Welcome to another installment of Good Mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Clocking In

Weather: Rodney Harrison
Traffic: I hate the subway
Breakfast: Medium hot from Dunks with a glazed stick (both were awful)
Zach arrival time: Not late, but not ideal?
Mornings without Starbucks: 224

Monday Mourning Metaphor

Are the Giants stupid for firing Ben McAdoo?

Short answer is yes.

Long answer… Continue reading

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MLB releases “Players Weekend” uniforms

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Yesterday was a big day for people who obsess over baseball jerseys. MLB announced August 25-27 would be Players Weekend, where each team will wear funky colored jerseys with custom names on the back. The whole thing is a collaboration with the MLB Player Association to pay homage to youth baseball and where the players came from . . . something like that. Players can also wear custom cleats, crazy colors, and wear gear that supports a cause/charity. Darren Rovell has a complete write-up on this.

I personally like this. Baseball has long been associated with old people and boredom, and anything as small as this to help put a little more youth into the game is a plus.

But there’s a group of fans who are not happy about this, Yankees fans. Here’s a small sample from Twitter: Continue reading

GMIM: Wu-Tang, The Hefty Lefty, and ass implant death

Welcome to another installment of Good mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Pharma Bro found guilty of fraud, but I only care about one thing

Big story this past week as “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was found guilty of fraud, as Shkreli was convicted of defrauding investors in his two failed hedge funds, MSMB Capital Management and MSMB Healthcare Management, by concealing trading losses behind fake account statements. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

This is irrelevant from him jacking up the price of Daraprim, which treats a parasitic infection. As chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals in 2015, Shkreli bumped the price of the drug from $13.50 to $750 a tablet.

People want him locked up forever, punished for raising the drug price, or harm done to him. I don’t care about his punishment, as there’s one thing I desperately need: the Wu-Tang album. You see kids, Shkreli purchased the Wu-Tang Clan’s final album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million in 2015. Why so much? Well, it’s the only copy in existence and it won’t be commercially released for 88 years. Continue reading