Saturday, July 31, 2010
Whahappun? I did my part. I was listening to Hughes mow them down. Then... Lance Berkman. The Big Puma? Think about it. Lance. Puma. Another phallic nickname? Got into argument with The Duke. Claims Redsocks will trade Mike Lowell, get rising star. Jed Lowrie to settle shortstop. Says Varitek can only hit once a week. At least by losing to the Rays, we screw the Redsocks. Dismal. Haven't invoked Bucky Dent. Ever since 2004, no point in it.
Is A-Rod ever going to hit 600? This is getting tiresome. He's lucky Torres' not still manager. He'd be batting eighth.
Need win. God I need a win.
Friday, July 30, 2010
When Lance Berkman arrives in Tampa tomorrow to suit up as a Yankee, he'll be breaking a promise to thousands of Christian baseball fans. According to a religion blog at the The Houston Chronicle's site:
We can think of a thousand ways for Berkman to "ground himself in God." Flipping the bird at the Houston faithful isn't one of them.The Astros will host its Faith and Family Night following Saturday's game (vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 6:05 p.m. at Minute Maid Park). The event includes remarks from Astros outfielder Lance Berkman, a nondenominational Christian, and a concert by Christian band Jars of Clay.As more professional athletes like Berkman--who leads a team Bible study and grounds himself in God before baseball--speak out about their religion, such faith-themed events are becoming more popular at ballparks across the country. Saturday will be the Astros' fourth.
Redsock fans dissing Mattingly. Had to use bag of tricks. Didn't mean to play Ted Williams card so soon. Usually, don't make cracks about TW frozen head until later. Guy mentioned croquet, and it just popped out that TW's head would make great croquet ball.
Sweet. Still waiting to hoist Yankee 2009 championship flag. Two and oh. Undefeated and untied. If I can keep this through the trade deadline, we cannot be swindled. Redsock fans in the mist. Must be careful. They don't know I'm blogging. Ha. Complaints about Jacoby Ellsbury. Music to ears. Says Jacoby not showing what it takes to be Redsock. Ha. Wondering when Lil Dustin will return. Outlined idea that he should come back now, bat .144 for three weeks, then tweak gonad and be out for season. Didn't laugh. Got into furious argument about Mariano. Nobody disses Mo. Mentioned Dave Roberts. Typical. They always mention Dave Roberts. Gotta go. Here comes one now.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Eight-oh, eh. So much for Cleveland. So much for Day One. WE'RE ONE FOR ONE, UNDEFEATED, UNTIED, UNCONSCIOUS. (Not so loud... the head.) Four guys ate 7 dozen clams. Do the math. That's 180 clams per man. The Duke (Redsock fan) muy arrogant about team sweeping Angels. (They didn't sweep them last fall, did they.)
Today, hope to hoist official Yankee Championship flag. The Duke to boycott. Man cannot be trusted. Nearly took off my finger in race for final clams. Right now, three Yankee fans to The Duke. We got him roped in. Must be careful.
One day, one game, one win. Suck on that, Ted Williams.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Well, Schilling's path is toward public gravy. He hates spending, unless it's on him. If his company tanks, at least the state of Rhode Island won't have problems finding red ink. Schilling has plenty of it -- IN HIS SOCKS.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Bravo: Lincoln Chafee calls out Curt Schilling for perpetrating fraud in the fabled Shroud of Fenway
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee is questioning whether Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling faked his bloody sock in Game 6 of the 2004 AL championship series.
Chafee, a gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island, criticized Schilling Tuesday to WPRO-AM, the day after state economic development officials approved a $75 million loan guarantee for Schilling's video game company.
Chafee said he doesn't know if he trusts Schilling, and incorrectly said Schilling's own teammates questioned whether Schilling faked his bloody sock. A Baltimore Orioles broadcaster claimed in 2007 that Sox catcher Doug Mirabelli said it was faked, but Mirabelli denied it, and the broadcaster later apologized.
The notorious blog election-stealer, fascist and Bush administration apologist implicated in scheme to swindle millions from sketchy, skeevey hustlers with his "gizmo."
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Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal posted the chart above alongside a story that begins:
The Boston Red Sox’s six-year reign atop MLB’s local television ratings is about to end, as the team’s local numbers have plummeted from first to fifth this season.
Entering the All-Star break, ratings for Red Sox games on NESN have dropped nearly 36 percent from last year, for a 6.25 average rating.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
George Steinbrenner helped reshape the Yankees by giving them good players, such as Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui, and Alex Rodríguez. They won seven World Series titles under Steinbrenner, although they struggled during the 1980s and early 1990s. They're still the greatest pro sports team in the world.
My family, friends and I are going to miss Steinbrenner, but I know that his two sons still control the Yankees, and they will still be a great Major League team under them.
Steinbrenner was not only the greatest pro sports team owner of all time, but also the greatest sports figure of all time.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
For the rest of your life, every time you drive past a baseball card convention, think of what you could have been. Think of the money you could have made for your wife and children.
Yes, your children.
But no, Kyle. You wanted to win today's game for Kansas City.
You put the Royals ahead of your family.
You don't deserve to be Arod's 500th and 600th home run pitcher. Your priorities are not in order.
Friday, July 23, 2010
1. FIDEL CASTRO: (35,000, "Fidel the Infidel," think: population of Fort Myers, FL; eight kids by 4 ladies)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
|Carl, in a happier time.|
Carl Crawford, baseball great,
Stealing bases, climbing walls!
But when he steps up to the plate,
Here is the count: One strike, no balls.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By dying this year, George left his sons an extra $500 million.
$140 M = 6 years, Albert Pujols
$120 M = 7 years, Carl Crawford
$110 M = 6 years, Cliff Lee
$60 M = 3 years, Derek Jeter
$40 M = 2 years, Mariano Rivera
$30 M = cigarettes for Hank.
1. Nobody ever showed more grace by falling to his knees and windmilling his arms, while screaming at the ump.
2. He deeked Rick Burleson, blinded on Jerry Remy's fly.
3. He worked for Marge Schott, George Steinbrenner and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
4. Nobody ever showed more soccer skill, kicking his cap, while screaming at the ump.
5. In 1978, after we lost the first two WS games, he flatly said the Yankees would sweep the Dodgers the rest of the way.
6. First MLB player thrown out at first, second, third and home in one game.
7. Tino Martinez grew up across the street in Tampa.
8. Nobody ever lifted bases from their anchors and threw them, while screaming at umps.
9. He broke in at age 26 through the expansion draft.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tallahassee Democrat (Florida)
July 16, 2010 Friday
I don't watch a lot of baseball. What I know about owners and players I know from my son and husband. One reason I like the game is that the stands are one of the few places where everyone is equal. You can be a doctor, lawyer or chief, and if your son or daughter is on the team, they count - you don't.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this week, and even though I never paid much attention to him, I do thank him for leaving us without sex and sex e-mails and sex phone calls and nasty sex trysts uncovered. He was loved and he was hated, and not much in between.
I love him for not leaving a mountain of trash we would have had to listen to for days on end. And for leaving his smile. His pictures are full of his smiles and the good memories, as it should be. He will be missed.
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
July 14, 2010
Norman L. Bender, Woodbridge
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"Burnett sustained the cuts after pushing open the clubhouse doors in disgust after giving up two runs in the top of the second inning. He nicked his hands on the plastic holder where the lineup card goes.... Burnett originally told the trainer Steve Donohue that he hurt himself tripping up the stairs, but was remorseful after the game for not initially telling the truth." NY Times
Still think he needs to get fixed...