Thursday, March 12, 2009

Seventh Inning Stretch

The seventh inning stretch is a tradition that goes back to the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. It gives fans the opportunity to stand up and move around a bit, work some muscles that may have gotten a little stiff, drop some friends off by the porcelain pool, grab a final beer or three, sing some songs, and generally do something other than watch a baseball game. Today, we invoke this pastime as there are several things we need to attend to in our non-baseball blogging lives. We hope our readers understand and will join us again tomorrow when we will return with new posts.

Meanwhile, check these out:
* Speaking of stiff muscles, Sharapova's Thigh finds that laughter can cure anything, even a shitty score.

* In other World Baseball Classic News, 3:10 to Joba discusses the Dutch problem.

* Awful Announcing examines NFL star Warren Sapp's attempts at humor during the roast of Larry the Cable Guy (video clips have strong 'language.')

* GM-Carson has Phun with photos over at We Should Be GMs.

* Loyal reader tamtam has a solid site dedicated to the Chicago White Sox.

It has been a rough week, thanks to our regular readers, you make it all worth while!

The Beatles - "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Tomorrow is finally Friday!


GM-Carson said...

Happy Birthday to March's Hardball Heroes inductee Dale Murphy.

GM-Carson said...

About Larry the Cable Guy- "You gravy sweatin' cousin f**ker"...that's beautiful!!!

Mr. A-Hole said...

I wonder how the Beatles would do if they were a new group in today's music world.

GM-Carson said...

Probably pretty damn well considering they still sell a buttload of records today.

Burton said...

I'd hope they would do well, as in their later careers did not fit into the category of a "Boy Band." They were pretty innovative.

tamtam said...

thanks for featuring me!! i appreciate it!!:D

speaking of the 7th inning stretch, i was thinking of the most memorable 7th inning stretches i've encountered. unfortunately, they all fall with the cubs (being from chicago, i have to put up with those damn cubbies, whether i like it or not >:[). i remember a game a few years ago where mike ditka came to wrigley field to sing 'take me out to the ballgame'. he was half-chanting/yelling out the words, as opposed to singing them.

even more memorable was when ozzy osbourne and his equally nutty wife sharon paid a visit and sang 'take me out to the ballgame'. it was...interesting. ozzy wasnt really singing. just slurring.

great post! can't wait for tomorrow's!

GM-Carson said...

TamTam- thank you for being a loyal reader and commenter.