Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Field of Views

Local politics: The 12th slot in the Senate is still up for grabs although Migz Zubiri appears to have the upperhand, mainly for two reasons: votes yet to be counted are from Maguindanao (nearby his bailiwick Bukidnon province) and he's from Team Unity. His nemesis, Koko Pimentel, only has one of the two reasons--he's from the Misamis province, also in Mindanao. Now, what are the odds of father-and-son becoming both victims of dagdag-bawas in two different elections? Pretty high.

Local entertainment: For all the carousel involving Ruffa and Yilmaz, the latest is that the latter will be "welcome" once he comes down here for Ruffa's birthday. The Turkish heir has been apologetic for a number of reasons and the ping-pong stories have somewhat died down recently. Ruffa has since started shooting a movie for an entry to the MMFF this December, while Yilmaz has all but closed the issue, thanks to Ricky Lo's column last Saturday.

On the Tube: Not too many would have deemed it as scripted but the sudden twist of feminine anger and hatred in Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 is just appalling to say the least. For starters, Gee-ann has come out in the open on how she's felt unimportant and unworthy in the house, no thanks to the bullying antics of Ate Wendy, who in turn, is angered by the fact that Gee-ann has nominated her in the latest nomination episode. Wendy claims Gee-ann would never be deserving to be in the Top 4, because she comes from a well-to-do family and the prize money would rather go to someone else. The travesty of frienship then begins, with Wendy badmouthing from all over the place. Well, I hate to say this but this is a game and nominating your friends is all but normal. It's not even a crime. For all the shameful antics she's been throwing around the show lately, I won't be surprised if Wendy is booted out of the Final 4 for good. No wonder, a lot of viewers would sympathize with Gee-ann because of this.

Field of Sports

NBA: The San Antonio Spurs wrapped up the Finals with a series-brooming of LeBron and company. Tony Parker won the Most Valuable Player Awardee and the Spurs claimed their fourth league title after winning the crown in 1999 (vs New York), 2003 (vs New Jersey) and 2005 (vs Detroit).

MLB: Interleague Series matchups slated this week: Red Sox @ Braves, Yankees @ Rockies, Phillies @ Indians, Twins @ Mets and Astros @ Angels.

Current League Leaders and Wildcards: Red Sox (AL East), Indians (AL Central), Angels (AL West), Tigers (Wildcard), Mets (NL East), Brewers (NL Central), Padres (NL West), Dodgers (Wildcard).

NFL: Preseason kicks off Week 1 on Aug 6. Regular Season Week 1 starts Sept 6 (Saints @ Colts).

PBA: Semis matchup: Red Bull - Talk n' Text; Alaska - San Miguel (Wednesday).

NCAA: Season 83 kicks off June 23, Saturday
-JRU - San Beda (2pm)
-Mapua - Letran (4pm)
-UPHR - San Sebastian (6pm)

UAAP: Season 70 kicks off July 7, Saturday.
-Opening Ceremonies (1pm)
-DLSU - UP (2pm)
-FEU - NU (4pm)

PBL: Harbour Centre sweeps Cebuana Lhullier to win 3rd straight Finals.

Friday, April 27, 2007

ceremonial first pitch

On a current 27-degree Friday night, the first pitch was thrown. No flashbulbs like your Fenway Park ceremonial first pitch but instead citylights dwarfing an otherwise traffic-stricken EDSA road.