With all the pundits who think Costas would a good commissioner, I'd pick my battles a little more carefully if I were Barry.......
posted by wolfdad at 11:18 AM on July 28
Someone remind me...are aluminum bats used at this level? I've played slow pitch softball, and seen pitchers drilled by balls they "never saw". Saw Mike play in St Louis...not a standout, but, hey, the bigs are the bigs. An unimpressibe appearance will now stay in my mind. Peace, Michael........
posted by wolfdad at 09:29 PM on July 23
Ladies, MOOOOOOOOOVE on...
posted by wolfdad at 10:22 PM on July 10
Seems like a nice, safe place to hold an international event...I'll be looking for the Dolph Lundgren look-alikes in their snappy politzi unis.
posted by wolfdad at 03:35 PM on July 05
Forget Lou! You GOTTA see Braves minor league manager Phil(?) Wellman disassemble last night! The "grenade toss" is HOF stuff...
posted by wolfdad at 05:32 PM on June 02
"Zambo" thinks he's the original Bad Bob. He's played this bad ass role before, and nobody bought it them, either. The old man used to say, "Son, there a lot of bad MFs in Boot Hill". I agree with funeralguy, on the Lou. I just hope it's something original, and a spur of the moment thing. That "throw the hat, dirt on the plate, toss the base" crap is so 1950's. Lou, you've had PLENTY of time to think this out...make us ALL proud!!! A-Rod? What does BARREEEEEEE think of this stuff, stealing HIS fire? Oh, that's right, he's not talking...
posted by wolfdad at 09:36 AM on June 02
Canned for not sucking up to the corporate snots, and for hanging with the "hired folk"...hmmm.
posted by wolfdad at 03:33 PM on May 06
Believe this...Cardinal nation is crying. Don't know what really happened, I only know that a decent young man has been cheated out of a future. Peace, Josh Hancock.....peace.
posted by wolfdad at 08:04 PM on April 29
A sad reminder of the the plight of Georgie Best. Play, party, die...as lil_brown_bat says, it ain't always the way to go. There are no time outs, penalty kicks or substitutions for the dead.
posted by wolfdad at 09:41 AM on April 14
Guys like Ichiro, who play literally flawless outfield, hit a constant .300 and add luster to a money green-tinted game screw things up for the Chris Duncans of the world...the ones who field wall caroms better than grounders or line drives. Leave, Ichiro, while there's still time... Jesus!
posted by wolfdad at 08:11 PM on April 12
Just another slap in the face of "common man"...Can't afford expensive power, can't afford expensive gasoline, can't afford two-hundred dollar ball games... guess I'll stay home and watch the...oh... You know what "they" say, "Rich men buy, poor men cry..." Stephen Stills said it,"the rich keep getting richer, while the rest of us just keep growing old".
posted by wolfdad at 08:46 PM on March 29
C'mon, it's just the picks of the game. Honestly, most of these guys will never see this luxury again. Was there once, now Super 8 is cool, as long as there's a bar in the area. Let the kids have their time...they'll find the "real world" soon enough!
posted by wolfdad at 09:00 PM on March 22
Sometimes I look at Schilling, and I think, "Just shut up...". Tremendous talent, but sometimes... After looking in on the blog, maybe I'll be a little more tolerant toward CS as a man, not a "talent". Sad more players haven't checked in, but you know how it is...
posted by wolfdad at 05:48 PM on March 09
Sad... I always worry when I read that cancerous tissue is removed. It's always been my belief that cancer is like a "puff ball" dandelion...once you disturb it, POOF, the cells spread throughout. Peace, Vuke...
posted by wolfdad at 07:41 PM on March 08
MindyK, Fraze is dead on...Davidson, Andy and the new management team are trying to turn this thing around, starting with the Brewer and Legace signings, but be patient. Losing "Tuk-chuk" (a local joke) may sting now, but who knows which draft choice could be the next Crosby? We were crap two months ago, and now we're talking, "how many points are we out?"... Bleed blue, too...
posted by wolfdad at 09:36 PM on February 26
Been to plenty of Illini games, and this PC crap is a joke. The administration collapsed over the Jeffersons, as in making' them, through post season action. Raising tuition doesnt give the Board it's 100% salary bump, so... As for the NCAA, they might as well call them the University of Illinois Smarmy-assed Susies...oops, I can't say that. All the Susans, Susies and Sues will be pissed... Also, the music that the Chief used to dance to (tom toms and that old TV Indian music- see Atlanta Braves) will now be, aw, screw it. NEVER MIND!!!
posted by wolfdad at 10:54 AM on February 18
Cardinal nation knows this mantra all TOO well... Play little, do less, make much... Major league words to live by, Bosox fans...
posted by wolfdad at 08:08 PM on February 07
One of the sad things about this is that once(or IF)competition continues, the violence will also return. These are not fans, but people, and I use the term loosely, bent on violence and destruction. Funny, we view this as tragic, but turn away when there is looting, arson and shooting over the victory/loss of "the big game", in our own back yard. You watch these kids, as they look around, throw the rock or bottle, then look again, in preparation for whatever comes their way. Tragic, sick, disgusting...any and all of these fit. I'd say unacceptable...
posted by wolfdad at 09:56 AM on February 03
Champ was what he was...didn't take the BS for 'nam, played the media like a well tuned viola and, until the body started south, simply kicked ass and took no prisoners. Let's not play him for anything he wasn't. Even now, he's a LOT sharper than most...
posted by wolfdad at 08:42 PM on January 30
FENCE!!! Well struck...
posted by wolfdad at 10:33 PM on January 24
It's a shame those pills were'nt suppositories...An asshole and the shit he puts out should NEVER be that far apart!
posted by wolfdad at 07:50 PM on January 11
A quick summary...Goose got goosed (again), Jose? No way! Albert is an interesting call...good numbers, but not a real "crowd" pleaser, and WHO does the voting? I'm most upset about the Jim Kaat snuff, AGAIN. 283 wins, and he unselfishly plays Whitey's role for some 120 games as a reliever, "for the team". Every so often, pretty boy and glamour NEED to step aside, letting REAL talent in! Just an opinion...
posted by wolfdad at 07:56 PM on January 09
Senseless... Peace, Brother Darrent.
posted by wolfdad at 01:30 PM on January 01
Jeff Passan says a lot, in not as many words as most scribes. Add: Detroit pitching staff-We resolve to take infield and bunt fielding drills more seriously. Kenny Rogers-I resolve to keep a Moist Towelette in my back pocket, for those pesky food stains I always seem to have during big games. Barry Bonds- I resolve to be more polite to the med...WAIT A MINUTE! Don't these #!!*$%##! KNOW WHO I AM??? Barry Zito- I resolve to buy that apartment house I used to live in when I was only a $500G pitcher, and charge the tenants only HALF the rent, because I've BEEN there. REALLY nice stuff Jeff!
posted by wolfdad at 10:23 AM on December 30
The views of THX-1138 and bperk are well taken, and I can see both points. While I'm not enamored with his appearance in Congress, "Big Mac" is being judged by the same "fans" whom ran to the TV for their nightly ESPN jones of "Mac vs Sammy", with that gleam of "something special" in their eyes. Look, Andro-like substances, "greenies" or whatever enhancers have been in the game for many years, and a staple to, probably, MANY more athletes than we'd like to believe. But McGwire hit a ton of homers as a skinny kid out of college, 44 I think, on his way to being named Rookie of the Year. The numbers kept rising, as he became one of the infamous "Bash Brothers", and then as he moved on to St. Louis, where he became a folk hero, with a street named after him near Busch Stadium. The thing that today's accusors fail to remember is that Mark NEVER asked for idol status, ALWAYS lecturing that "parents should be the heroes". Congress(you remember Congress...liars, cheats, thieves, abusers- the old man used to refer to them as guys with "balls the size of melons")"invited" Mac, Sammy, Raffi, et al, to a "discussion" about the new "world evil", steroids. A high schooler had commited suicide, supposedly from depression, induced by performance-inhancing drugs, and THEY wanted to know why. Lots of Congressional "face time" was afforded each of our "concerned" leaders, as they delved into how Major League sports could allow drugs to seep into our society, while (nod, nod, wink, wink) they schlepped autographs "for their kids", away from the Senate chambers. McGwire telling the world that "steroids is bad" is like a lung cancer patient telling his kids the evils of smoking, as he fires up a Camel Light. Bad for you, okay for me...I take care of me, you take care of you. Once again, it's SOMEONE ELSES fault that a kid goes off the edge. Wanna find the REAL bad guy in the kid's demise? Don't look at Mac, Raffi, Sammy, or even the corner "man". Look closer to home...coach, trainer, AD, teachers or doctor,the ones who're supposed to truly CARE, whom seem to find no issue with a sudden massive weight gain, accompanied by a rather ugly mood swing, passing it off as "just being a kid". Oh, yeah, we're missing some people here! The parents and, OOPS, THE KID HIMSELF need to be looked at, for why this change is SO necessary in his young life. Tom Skerritt's Duke Forester put it best, in M*A*S*H, when he explained, "It's God's will, or someone else's fault".
posted by wolfdad at 11:10 PM on December 13
I ALWAYS wait to see if jerseygirl kicks in before I speak... Sorry babe, but in his own words, "It ain't happenin', man, it ain't happenin'..."
posted by wolfdad at 11:08 PM on November 27
Pretty good pitcher on that 20-20-20-20 rotation. Uh, Brian, is there ever a TIMELY death? Great GM quote. Peace, Dobs...
posted by wolfdad at 08:47 PM on November 24
AP or Ryan, doesn't matter...St. Louis win, either way. Two studlies doing it for real, no juice games, here. Congrats to the winner, ANOTHER MVP shot for the runner-up. If he stays healthy, how big will Albert's "day" be? Oh,and stats? Barney Schultz, in Jim Bouton's book, "Ball Four", put it best..."tell your statistics to shut up..."
posted by wolfdad at 11:22 PM on November 20
Sad... Peace, Brother Andre, peace...
posted by wolfdad at 11:09 PM on November 20
All jokes aside, the man stands in the hole, and takes on all comers. Kudos...It ain't easy!
posted by wolfdad at 10:41 PM on November 02
Anyone who thinks you "only need one out of three " to win need only review recent Cardinal history. Rogers is one heady SOB, and losing to him AT BUSCH could have led us down "that road", again. It wasn't the slugfest everyone predicted, but that's not a bad thing. Now the fun starts...paying for our success, with Soup, Jimmy Adventure and Weaver all free agents, and Carp at the door, accountant in tow. What do we do about Juan, Gooch, Belly and that walking Pepto Bismol ad, Dunc? Jocketty, in all his brilliance, should get as much sleep as he can, NOW, because those sleepless nights are only moments away. Anyway, THANK YOU Cardinals; after 24 years of crow, we finally get to eat dessert!~
posted by wolfdad at 01:25 PM on October 28
Funny, all I saw, pre-game one, was "Tigers in four, Tigers in three (yeah, well...) and Cards, no way, yada, yada, yada... Game one goes by the boards and, oops, StL up one nil. Funny, NO TALK from tigger nation. Game two: "Melted tootsie roll" on the palm but, in all honesty, seven good innings from "the Scrambler", a pissed-away Cardinal ninth...teams are knotted. STILL no talk from "Catmandu"... Game three, quiet early, Cards go up, Zum goes wild thang, Miner gets lucky, "Here we go loop-di-loop". Hmmmmm.....gotta wonder if that litter box needs some attention... What was that old saying...Kenny the STAIN, and pray for rain?
posted by wolfdad at 10:48 PM on October 24
Immagine him explaining THIS to the prison population...
posted by wolfdad at 09:25 PM on October 12
Yeah, the guy whom just bumped a guy for education, mispelled "program". Sorry to all...
posted by wolfdad at 09:14 PM on October 12
Sickleguy- Tiger pumps his "game" the way Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise and the rest of the millionaire crowd strut their new film, cologne or line of duds. Didn't Tiger just open a programn for learning and sports development? What has Georgie done for the underprivaleged? Oh, yeah, "No Kid Left Behind"...
posted by wolfdad at 09:11 PM on October 12
As someone who always has something to say, I am speechless tonight. This Cardinal Nationer mourns the loss of a competitor, mate, father, child, sibling and friend to those around him. One of the saddest things to come from this matter is the reaction of the media, whom will, no doubt, feed from such a horrible moment...
posted by wolfdad at 09:33 PM on October 11
Everybody PALEEEZEE chill! Let's look at Carp, the man... Canadian wash-out, Cardinals reclaimation, for whom they paid NOTHING for his rebuilt ass. CY YOUNG winner, solid citizen, takes no prisoners, and y'all freak when he has an Ankiel moment! Carp, Jimmy Adventure, Albert "da Mang", the "So Man", DUH-nk and the gang will get through the NL. It's Leyland and the A's that worry me.... It's losing that All Star travesty that'll take us down. Rock, Red!!!!!
posted by wolfdad at 09:58 PM on October 09
My sister-in-law is a teacher, and tells me she has had the likes of Lemonjello, Oranjello and (no shit) Placenta in her classes. We wonder why this younger generation is so hard to understand and controll........
posted by wolfdad at 08:15 PM on October 08
A Cardinal fan checks in... As is the story in everyday life, your hire date merely signals the number of days 'til your fire date. Dusty Baker was a passionate manager, one who talked the tough guy talk, walked the corporate walk and got the same crummy pink slip most will get before it's all over. You guys really DID deserve a better fate than Bartman's folly! If he wants another job, one will be available... As I was once told, "the world is FULL of headhunting pricks". Hang tight, DP, one will come...
posted by wolfdad at 08:21 PM on October 02
How about that! A professional sports figure with NOTHING to hide...
posted by wolfdad at 08:44 PM on September 07
GOOD GRIEF!!! (That was for you, GSPM) By the way, Charlie Brown... Barry Bonds called...he wants to "befriend" the little red-headed girl...
posted by wolfdad at 09:12 PM on September 06
If I counted on a team "loaded" with the likes of Lucy (probably a clubhouse lawyer), Snoopy (who always seems to "dog it") and Pigpen, who loses EVERYTHING in the dirt, I'd be shooting, too! Man, gettin' right with the little red haired girl...Yo, Yo, Yo!!!
posted by wolfdad at 08:52 PM on September 05
Strictly Boardwalk gay...where's the "skimmer"?
posted by wolfdad at 12:10 AM on September 02
To me, the thing that makes Tiger most watchable is that he routinely does the things that I am forced to do to make par. He's the real life version of Magic-Bird's "off the satillite, off the moon...nothing but net". How often do you see Philly fatass hit an unorthodox out of the trees shot, and then SPRINT to the fairway to see it land on the green, "just like I played it"? The old man used to say, "Jealousy beats the piss out of talent every time, son". After hearing the whining over this, I'm starting to believe it...
posted by wolfdad at 07:48 AM on August 27
You know, Bouton could be a viable candidate for MLB commish...Listen to him speak, and you KNOW where he's coming from! By the way, Jim, Barry Bonds called...He wants his lid back.
posted by wolfdad at 03:15 PM on August 25
Mother Very Easily Made Jelly Sandwiches Under No ........ Man, that's gonna mess me uP!
posted by wolfdad at 03:07 PM on August 25
Imagine...he's managed to piss someone off AGAIN... Go figure...
posted by wolfdad at 12:53 AM on August 22
Simply put, Columbus police prevented SOME kind of murder... But then, wait 10 years...Oakland will need a running back with killer instinct...
posted by wolfdad at 09:46 PM on August 09
ONCE AGAIN, East Toenail State eats shit sandwiches on nickel rye bread. Oh, the humanity of it...... I'll check in after someone has actuallY HIT someone!!!
posted by wolfdad at 09:27 PM on August 07
kodisadog, I couldn't agree more with your wish. The problem is that the AKC only cares about butt-wipes, when it comes to champion breeds in show.
posted by wolfdad at 07:29 PM on August 06
Met her when I was stationed in Alaska, and later while working for Ralston Purina in St. Louis, one of her sponsors. A class individual, without question. Because of Susan, I have enjoyed many years with three incredible Huskies. I can only hope that she's working with them right now, because Rafferty, O'Keefe and O'Bannon could no doubt use a lesson, or two. Peace, sister wolf...
posted by wolfdad at 07:21 PM on August 06
WELL DONE, JENNA!!! Bush should be doing photo ops with real winners like this young lady, but then again, how could HE relate to HER conquests?
posted by wolfdad at 09:26 PM on July 20
Literally, the price paid for being "who you are".....
posted by wolfdad at 05:08 PM on July 15
Has anyone seen anything about the uniforms? Are they going back to individual team colors, or are they sticking fans with updated copies of those "groovy" Buzz Lightyear rags. Man, I guess I'm old, but to me, there was NOTHING cooler than seeing the "birds on the bat" of the Cards, or the crisp white and blue of the Dodgers standing side by side down the base line in intros... Oh, and if I gotta hear "back, back, back" one more time, I'm gonna hack, hack, hack it up!
posted by wolfdad at 03:59 PM on July 08
It seems interesting that the media finds it important to run stats, as a post script to a sad story like this. Never forget the sports niche, I guess. Peace, brother Jayden....
posted by wolfdad at 09:21 PM on June 30
Two of the smallest markets put on ONE HELLUVA show! Most hockey fans point to ex-players from their favorite teams, but who had as many exes as Blues fans? Rod Brin, Prongs, Hedican, "Dead" Weigt, Stillman...eight in all, I think. Somehow, the NHL's worst repped two of "the best". Congrats to ALL, on a monster 'Cup!!!
posted by wolfdad at 10:44 PM on June 19
Ankiel hurt? SURPRISE!!!
posted by wolfdad at 09:50 PM on June 14
Stumbled, my ass! We lost more FIFA "teeth" in this than Roethlisberger!!! Coach spent WAY too much time worrying about protocol and history in picking this squad. Taylor Twellman, "Mr. MSL MVP" can't make the cut? The "NO 'O' highlight is Reyna's post? Oh, and Bruce, when you place the wake-up call for the Ghana match, PLEASE make certain that Donnie gets his at least an hour earlier...Sleepwalking in the World Show is bad form!!!
posted by wolfdad at 09:08 PM on June 12
McNair deserved MUCH better than this. The Titan GM should broaden his horizons...The way he screwed Steve and the Titans, he should get his hooks into ENRON...I hear they're looking for executive material!
posted by wolfdad at 10:29 PM on June 07
I was at that game, "st. louis". Good memory! Umps can be real pricks, but I always thought that Gregg gave his best. Peace, Eric Gregg.
posted by wolfdad at 09:23 PM on June 05
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