Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Same As It Ever Was?

Playoff time is rolling around and guess who won't be making an appearance...the Atlanta Braves. Doesn't make me sad. Does it make you sad? Nah, didn't think so. October is just around the corner and the Tomahawk Chop won't be annoying the crap outta me this fall...thank goodness!

Not all is well in playoffville, as both New York teams made it. I hate the Yankees the most, but don't worry I still have enough angst left to throw some loathing the Mets way too. Both teams are probably considered the favorite to capture their league's perspective pennants, but God I hope not! Fellow blogger, Corey, foresees an all-NY World Series...yuck!

The NL Wild Card is still up for grabs, and if my Phillies make it, I probably won't be able to sleep the entire month of October. The Twins, A's, and Tigers are locks in the AL and I wouldn't mind seeing any of those teams in the World Series. The Cardinals are quickly withering in the NL Central with Houston nipping at the heels...time will tell how that plays out. The Padres and Dodgers look like they'll split the Wild Card and NL West division lead...but I hope the Dodgers severely blow up and falter these last 5 games!


Thursday, September 21, 2006

You Play Ball Like a Girl!

There are many great baseball movies...61*, Bull Durham, Babe, 8 Men Out, Summer Catch, Major League (only the original), Rookie of the Year, the Rookie, Little Big League, Bad News Bears (once again original only), Fields of Dreams, Angels in the Outfield, For Love of the Game, and Debbie Does Dallas (ok, so that's porn). Anyway, you get the point...and I actually own almost everyone of those movies. If it's a movie about baseball, I'm down with it! Although all those movies have their own unique intrigue and entertainment value they simple do not measure up to the best. In my professional-amateur opinion no baseball movie comes close to the best of all-time...the Sandlot! The movie isn't only a great baseball movie, it's a damn good movie period!

"You're killing me Smalls, you're killing me!"

"I don't know who signed it...some Baby Ruth or something."

"Once that ball goes over that's gone FOR-EV-ER! FOREVER!"

"What the hell is he doing?"


Friday, September 15, 2006

Pop Goes the Weasel

Peter Gammons is supposedly a baseball genius. I tend to be a skeptic by nature. Baseball Tonight on ESPN could have been a half hour show, but his endless stuttering created a time crunch, so they went to a full hour. This season ESPN tried using him as an in-game analyst...once again st-st-stuttering and the poor man wasn't allotted enough time to get his point across. Now I know I shouldn't make fun of Gammons because of the whole brain aneurysm thing...but I thought he was a doof before that. Reasons why Gammons is a dip-wad: 1. He called the Yankees signing of Octavio Dotel the best offseason free agent lockup (11.37 ERA, 2.84 WHIP, only 6.1 IP) . 2. He predicted Bobby Crosby to be the '06 AL MVP (.229 avg, .636 OPS, always hurt). 3. He slob-knobs the BoSox...disgusting.


P.S. Gammons does have a saving grace...his decent taste in music. He loves to rock out with his c**k out!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Is that?

Tony Gwynn is one of my favorite players of all time. He has a funny squeak of a voice, pudgy belly, decent fro, and dude could hit (.338 career average)! He stayed loyal to the Padres, as he was a lifer...rare in today's game.

Recently, I thought he decided to make a comeback Julio Franco-style. However, it was the mini-me version of Papa Gwynn...his son Tony Gwynn Jr. Like father like son...Gwynn Jr. is now 8-16 (.500) in his brief career with the Brew Crew.


Saturday, September 09, 2006


Trivia: Garret Anderson and Tim Salmon have played for what team(s) in their career?
Answer: The Angels...California Angels, Anaheim Angels, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. So is that 1 team or 3 teams?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Remember When?

In light of the recent storm that is camped out over the East Coast, I bring to you the double-header. Back in the day Major League Baseball used to purposely schedule double-headers for a rare ultra-fan treat. Heck, even recently rained out game would be made up as part of a double-header, where the games were played back-to-back and the fans got two for the price of one. But now in today's economically driven baseball world double-headers are as rare as a white boy in Harlem. And when a double-header does come up, they become day/night, where the fans have to have 2 separate tickets to each game so the organization can take in more greenbacks at the gate. I remember when I lived in Philly when the Vet was still around and I could go see a double-header for $8...ain't happening anymore brotha.