Friday, May 25, 2007

Mistaken Identity

Would someone please mark that McLemore. I see M. McLemore pitches a scoreless inning in relief in the boxscore of the Houston Astros game the other day and think to myself, "when the hell did Mark McLemore come back to baseball, as a pitcher no less?". Well, truth be known, there's a second coming of Mark McLemore and this one is white.

The McLemore I was thinking of is a gansta utility player that made a living playing for various teams during a span of 19 seasons. He played for the Angels, Astros, Orioles, Rangers, Mariners, and Athletics logging 1,832 games, scoring 943 runs, smacking 1,602 hits, stealing 272 bases, batting .259 with a decent .349 on base %. During his career he played every position on the diamond except for 1st base and catcher. Keep it real brotha!

The new McLemore is still a young pup, and he's a reliever that just came up from the Astros' system. He made his MLB debut on May 24th of this year. Sorry kid, but you can't compare to the original.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Whispering Sweet Nothings

Sometimes the New York teams make it far too easy to make fun of them. Really, what the hell is Billy Wagner doing in Jose Lima's ear? Billy- "Want to see my fastballs?" Lima- "Oh yeah baby, it's Lima Time!"


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Remember this?

Cal Ripken Jr., aka The Ironman, gets all the fame and glory, while poor younger brother Billy Ripken is remembered only by this funny baseball card. It's a good thing Billy didn't weasel his way into as many games as Cal did because his career stats are "F-Face" worthy- 12 seasons, .247 AVG, 287 R, 20 HR, 229 RBI, 25 SB, and a .612 OPS.
So here on MoreHardball we salute Billy Ripken's crowning achievement...way to go F*@k Face!