Friday, November 26, 2004 

Brawl Fallout

Glad to see The Record is making a difference, one old school blowhard sportswriter at a time (and they don't come more blowhardy than Skip Bayless).

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 

Back to Baseball

I apologize to The Ed and Paulie Rawpalms for not being there for them recently. So, here's a little tidbit I came across about Clyde Sukeforth. Yes, that Clyde Sukeforth.

Okay, so you don't know who he is. Just about no one does. However, get a load of this (courtesy of the HoF's Inside Pitch):

Clyde Sukeforth, whose playing career was fairly non-descript, was involved in four pivotal intersections in baseball history: He was the man who scouted Jackie Robinson; was the bullpen coach for the Dodgers in 1951, who recommended that Ralph Branca pitch to Bobby Thomson; was one of the managers in Norman Rockwell's famous "Three Umpires" painting; and was instrumental in Roberto Clemente becoming a Pirate, 50 years ago today.


Artesting My Patience

Two things our friends in the media didn't and don't feel is necessary to tell us sheep:

1. No one got hurt in the worst riot of all time.

2. Ron Artest has not recorded an album of his own, but is producing an album by a female group named Allure. (Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but from the jump this has been the impression I received.)

This isn't an opinion piece about the incident. I just wanted to point out how our news is molded for us. By the time the facts reach us, they've been handled more than the Culkin brothers at Neverland.


Get Your Frick On

Here's a chance to cast a vote for the Ford C. Frick Award, given every year by the Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster who has a "minimum of 10 years of continuous major league service with a club, network, or combination thereof is required to be considered. Broadcasters may be active or retired."

Vote or die before December 1.

Monday, November 22, 2004 

A little rap...

i check the blog all the time too...maybe a good idea would be when dan makes and announcement, he can send an email to "check the blog" rather than writing the entire thing in the email...

to keep Eddie (Money) Wilders interested in the blog, here are Nas' lyrics about Kobe...discuss in rap form...


Master used to breed us to be bigger, to go play
Athletes of today in the NBA
Make me proud. But there’s somethin’ they don’t say
Keep getting’ accused for abusin’ white pus-say
From O.J. to Kobe, well lets call him Toby
First he played his life cool, just like Michael
Now he rock ice too just like I do
Yo, you can’t do better than that?
The hotel clerk who adjust the bathroom mat?
Now you lose sponsorships that you thought had your back.
Yeah you beat the rap, jigga boo fake n***a you
You turn around then you s*** on Shaq
Who woulda knew, Mr. Goody-two-shoes
He love a little butt crack, got enough cash
Little kids with they bus pass, who look up to you
To do somethin’ for the youth. Stupid spoof.
But you let them use you as an example
They would rep, but our heroes got their hands full.

Thursday, November 18, 2004 

How long?

So how long before there are special "work camps" created for the pro choicers and the gays?

And how long before Leave It To Beaver reruns are playing 24/7?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 

Lasting impressions

It didn't take long for the blog to crap the bed. I for 1 check it everyday and think of cool and funny things to say, but I am not as funny or as cool. Thus I don't write anything funny. Or cool.

So I will pose a question: Where does the goverenment expect to find all the money for the No Child Left Behind program and why is it that many cities across the country are under funded already when it comes to this program?

Thursday, November 04, 2004 

2005 Draft II

Word from the Commissioner's Office is that Draft Day 2005 will be Saturday, March 12.

Now, here's where things get interesting: what if we hold the draft down here in Florida? This has been discussed by several owners in the past, so let me answer some of your questions.

What do I get by going all the way down there that I can't get in New Jersey?

Spring Training. Tampa is in the center of the action with the Yankees, Phillies, Jays, Rays, Pirates, Reds, Tigers, and Indians all no more than an hour away.

That's cool, but what else?

How about warm weather? New York in March can be, well, freakin freezing. The average March temperature in Tampa? 66.6 (and that's cool down here).

Okay, but why this year?

As you may know, my plan is to move after I graduate next May. That desire was beaten home this Tuesday and it has become a need to get back to the educated "blue" Northeast ASAP. So, this may be our last chance to do this Spring Training-Draft Weekend thing for awhile.

Weekend? How much time are we talking?

It's your call. You can make it a three or four day weekend or make it part of a longer vacation. It's four months away, so everyone should be able to arrange the time they want.

Time's one thing. What about money?

Good question. Fares to Florida are generally pretty affordable. I suggest looking into JetBlue or Song. Like I mentioned earlier, look at it as a much needed end of winter vacation.

Some of us have a family or at least a lady "friend" to consider.

Just because she takes your money, doesn't mean she's a friend. Or even a lady. Anyway, the draft itself only takes up a few hours on Saturday and the rest of the time is yours to spend how you want. It's really up to you, but we'll make everyone feel welcome.

What else?

Well, you get the chance to see the famed LOC Cup. If you're good, I'll even let you take your picture with it. After all, everyone deserves the chance to feel like a winner even if they know it's only pretend.

Basically, I think it would be a lot of fun and a good opportunity to do something different. Take some time to weigh your options and think it over. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004 

2005 Draft

Is there a chance we can have the draft in Florida? Discuss.