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Schmidt Happens!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 21, 2009

After a two-year medical ordeal and a blooper-reel first inning that prolonged the agony, Jason Schmidt pitched the Dodgers to victory Monday night.

And who thought that would ever happen again? Surely not I. I figured Schmidt was finished a long time ago, but evidently there’s still a little something left in the tank. He will undoubtedly never be the dominant hurler he once was, but if he can win a few games down the stretch for the Dodgers as their fifth starter, we’ll take it!

If Schmidt can step up, it means the Dodgers may not have to trade for another starting... (more)

Tags: china

My MLB All-star Picks For 2009!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 13, 2009

I get excited every year when All-Star Time is here.

Here are my picks. Tell me what you think. Are they good or do they stink?

Ed’s All-Star Squad


First Base: Mark Texeira, New York Yankees

Second Base: Aaron Hill, Toronto Blue Jays

Shortstop: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Third Base: Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Outfield: Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox

Outfield: Torii Hunter, Los Angeles Angels

Oufield: Ichiro Suzuki,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york

It's Never Too Late To Write Your First Novel

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 27, 2009

Ed's Note: I am currently editing a series of books for a gentleman named Charles Speer. His first book of a trilogy he's writing is called "An American Fable". It's a very engrossing historical novel that I think many Broo readers might enjoy. Here's his story:

In this upscale neighborhood of San Francisco, Charlie Speer, a 73-year-old retired CPA, spends his days writing his fictional philosophy, and maintaining his blog, His much-anticipated new Web site,, will soon be up and running.

The “rebel”... (more)

Tags: manhattan, san francisco, california

Revenge Of The New Car Buyer!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 25, 2009

Well, it’s that time again. My lease on my Infiniti is up—thank God! (Which is why I’ve told everyone I know never to lease a car-I spent $35,000 to drive the vehicle for 39 months, plus they’re hitting me up for $1,100 in so-called “damages” to the car at lease-end—need to know more?)So, I need to buy a car.

Little did I know when I announced that I wanted to purchase a new vehicle that I would be attacked by a pack of starving car salesmen like alligators swarming around a water buffalo who decided to cross the river and got stuck. All I can say is “Wow!” I never imagined that I would... (more)

Tags: negotiations, car buying, haggling, financing, auto loans, buy a car

Dad's First Driving Lesson

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 18, 2009

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I’m thinking about my dad, whose 80 years old now but still going strong. When I look back at all of the milestones he took me through, I can’t help but recall the patience he exhibited with me over the years, most notably when he taught me how to drive a car.

Although I consider myself a good driver today at age 50, I had a very rocky start in the world of vehicle operation way back in the summer of 1974, when I turned 16. The school I attended didn’t have a driver’s education behind-the-wheel program, so my father tried to teach me himself, in... (more)

Tags: education, family, driving lessons

The Not So Great American Food & Music Festival

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 16, 2009

The Great American Food & Music Festival this past weekend at Shoreline Amphitheater was a total disaster, due primarily to the fact that its main organizer and supposed food visionary Ed Levine did a terrible job of organizing the event. 100's (maybe even thousands) of people left in disgust, due to no food, long lines and a plethora of other problems. Many demanded refunds and got them. It's amazing that a riot did not take place. Never in my entire life have I ever encountered such a fiasco, and I've been to a lot of these types of festivals. Most of them are quite well-run and very professional.... (more)

Tags: environment, music

Joy Behar Gets Her Own Show? Please Kill Me Now!!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 11, 2009

Wisecracking 'View' co-host Joy Beharis getting her own talk show on HLN, a CNN offshoot, and will be bumping Lou Dobbs from his 9 p.m. time slot in the process. Behar is a bag of hot air--the most annoying,loud, grating, unfunny "comic" who ever lived, and every time she speaks I want to grab a pistol and whip myself with it. The fact that she is getting her own show is one of the real tragedies of our time. I could siton my couchlighting farts and doing bad karaokefor an hour and be more entertaining than Behar on her best night. One thing I haven't found out yet--does the fact that she's... (more)

Tags: new york

The Airpod: To Ride On Air Is Human (at Last!)

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 30, 2009

What a concept! Instead of cars polluting the air, now they can run on it! Say hello to the AirPod. This could be the greatest invention since hot pockets! A car that runs on compressed air is being unveiled this week at the Geneva Auto Show and creating an understandably major buzz.

I started hearing about this technology more than a year ago. I told some of my friends about it and they asked me what I was drinking. A car running on air is not something the average person finds plausible, but now it’s no longer just a theory. It’s a reality and quite possibly our biggest... (more)

Tags: france

Chrysler's Private Jets To Be Sold

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 14, 2009

Chrysler LLC asked a bankruptcy court earlier this week to terminate its leases on two corporate planes -- a company asset that had drawn scorn among lawmakers.

You can be certain of one thing. As executives for Chrysler try to dodge a full-blown collapse, they’ll be flying commercial, just like most of us out there in the real world. The next question is: Do you think they’ll be flying first class or coach? (take one guess!)

Chrysler, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. came under fire in November when their CEOs flew private planes to congressional hearings... (more)


Are The Dodgers Ready For Barrywood?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 9, 2009

Now that Manny Ramirez has screwed up in one of the worst ways imaginable--getting caught taking a substance banned by baseball--maybe the Dodgers should think about hiring their old nemesis and sticking him in left field. Juan Pierre is not a bad player and I'm not going to bash him here, but the team lacks power and Barry Bonds still has enough left in the tank (and in the syringe?) to provide some.

Actually, although I am very disappointedwith Manny's Mishap, I have long said that MLB should just let players take whatever they want to enhance their performance. Ifan athlete is willing... (more)

Tags: baseball, hollywood

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