Too bad they didn't continue for a few more years. It would of been cool to see who else came out on the list, and who knows, (?), it may have become a real award. I do believe this could happen again. People don't normally investigate good news.
posted by scuubie at 08:51 AM on April 07
Honestly.....I can see the courts point of view. I don't like it, as I think most would agree, but to throw it into the category of a frivolous lawsuit? I think I would fight THAT ruling.
posted by scuubie at 09:15 PM on May 04
Stay under the salary cap. Period. No more 18 mil a year players.
posted by scuubie at 10:21 PM on February 21
Why? Lots of baseball players have a conviction on their record and have been inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Like Sosa, McGuire. and Palmeiro? It's the deniers that will be kept out. Because it will be viewed as an unfair advantage with performance enhancing drugs.
I truly wish these guys had not done this. I would of loved to see their careers au natural.
posted by scuubie at 02:59 PM on February 13
grum@work wrote "Then, after the case is over, the MLBPA is going to continue the pursuit of the collusion charges against the MLB, regarding Bonds and the zero offers he received at the end of the 2007 season."
There is a difference between collusion, and not wanting to touch this guy with a 10 foot pole.
And on a side note, as in the football cases, players should take responsibility for what goes in or on their body. I didn't know, or I didn't think, should not be excuses.
posted by scuubie at 11:05 AM on February 12
It surprises me that on this blog, so many of you consider the purity of baseball to be more important to the game itself. If my memory is right, I believe rcade has argued vehemently in the past against the designated hitter. (sorry if it wasn't you rcade). I think most people believe Pete Rose bet on his team, the White Sox threw the World Series, and that Barry Bonds knowingly used steroids. Others in his position have grudgingly admitted their use after the writing was on the wall. When all else fails, deny,deny,deny. (see Roger Clemens). Sometimes it takes prosecution to force admitting to their indiscretion. Conviction on 1 charge will rightfully keep him out of the Hall of Fame, and throw doubt on all his records, (right or wrong). As long as there are so many purists in the game, his records will require an asterisk in the record book.
posted by scuubie at 10:53 AM on February 12
eh! I don't want to say who cares, but I'd prefer not to see some of these guys in skin tights. I'd like to see the neon green tho. That'd be pretty cool.
posted by scuubie at 08:10 PM on February 02
"The NFL should eliminate the 2 week gap between conference finals and the Super Bowl just so the sports media doesn't have the scrape the bottom of the barrel to find something to write about."
How's this going to play out when they go to an 18 game schedule and add an extra bye week? Are they planning on starting the season Aug. 1st?
posted by scuubie at 09:34 PM on January 30
A college that would recruit lesbians welcome, would probably be an undefeated, national champion for many many years. That's how you battle discrimination. Ask Jackie Robinson's family.
posted by scuubie at 08:04 AM on January 29
Do you believe there are no gays or lesbians playing basketball at Iowa State? Or any College? Homosexuality has been closeted for so long, especially at the high school and college age group, that unless the person in question is flaming, you would never know until the choice is made to LET you know. Why do you think so many gay people get married? It's all an illusion. A very real illusion. Until the stigma of being gay is lifted, people will continue to live their own lie. Kids can be cruel.
posted by scuubie at 08:15 PM on January 27
Whoa whoa whoa, A donation is a donation. Take his name off of the buildings per his request, and keep the money. Time to part ways. Things will never be the same. He can't recall his donation to the college any more than he could withdraw his donation from the girl scouts or the united way. Judge Judy would throw this out. A donation is a gift.
posted by scuubie at 07:28 PM on January 26
We all know what happens if the collective bargaining restricts signing bonuses for 2012, All rookies will be under a league max for a few years. BUT what happens if there is a lockout? Are these rookies just basically screwed? They won't be able to be eligible for college play, and they won't be playing in the NFL for what could be a season. How much are these guy actually worth......Seriously, someone enlighten me.
posted by scuubie at 09:21 AM on January 15
Chris Benson must be hung like a friggin horse. He is the epitomy of mediocrity. Looks build, net worth (for baseball players). I've heard him interviewed. He is as exciting as a door.
So what the hell does she see in him?
posted by scuubie at 01:27 PM on January 13
You want to see unruly fans....? Go to a White Sox-Cubs game. People are hospitalized. And arrested and held accountable. I do however disagree with this statement by Andy 1087
"I really do hate it when a whole fanbase is thrown under the train for what a much smaller group of people did though".
Mondays game is no different than Tuesdays game, that is no different from Wednesdays game etc.
Some cities' fans treat visiting fans better than others.
Milwaukee fans are great. After beating our Cubs, they politely wished us nice ride home.
posted by scuubie at 05:34 PM on October 29
Happens all the time. I'm surprised you're surprised.
posted by scuubie at 01:30 PM on September 16
Is this a private school? Is it an all boys school? How good is the other team? I'm not ready to name him Prep of the Year. In one of the scenes in the video clip, it shows all the defensive players just standing around. Of course he'll put up big numbers. I hope he does well, And I hope he gets to where he is going on his own merits. I'm not a big Ray Lewis fan, but I wish his kid well.
posted by scuubie at 07:17 PM on September 15
The thing that disturbs me is when I hear the excuse that these men are "healthy and strong". I see fat men who can no way be healthy. I don't see what they do in practice, but I doubt they would be able to keep up with a high school two a day program. I've heard they report late, sit in meetings all day,(sometimes sleeping) and work only when they have to. I see them as just people to plug holes in the line by brute force. The future will tell us more, when these guys start dropping dead at 50.
posted by scuubie at 10:44 AM on August 15
IMO The most important part of this story is.....
"You can't conceal skin color in a closet or anywhere else. Denying gay people the right to marry doesn't equate to denying black people freedom, the right to vote, equal education, etc.
But I am not a fool. Discrimination is discrimination. Debating degrees of intolerance is pointless and counter-productive."
But I am not a fool. Discrimination is discrimination. Debating degrees of intolerance is pointless and counter-productive."
When are people going to realize that it doesn't matter who people are, or what other people are doing. Focus on being the best person YOU can be
posted by scuubie at 08:37 AM on August 14
Idiot (imo). Better get a signed waiver of rights, cause in this weather he will be carried out in a hearse. When he's unconscious, can they give him an IV?
posted by scuubie at 07:30 PM on August 10
Why does anyone want to hold A-Rods balls?
posted by scuubie at 08:04 PM on July 21
Thanks Tommy, I will.....
posted by scuubie at 11:06 PM on June 26
By now, I'm sure you all heard the U.S. was defeated by Ghana.(for christ's sake). Every 4 years the U.S. gets better, and by 2020 it will be common for the USA USA to win this. After all, if nothing else, we are tenacious, and love a challenge.
posted by scuubie at 10:12 PM on June 26
I also think an investigation should be done on this umpires personal finances. There is a slight chance he did this on purpose. Gambling or Mob ties. You never know, and should rule it out.
posted by scuubie at 07:58 PM on June 04
I have to give the credit to this Brit. He says it so eloquently. Sports in the U.S. has become a pissing contest.
June 4, 2010 12:44 am
As a Brit, can someone explain this ridiculously bizarre thinking behind this game? If someone, an Umpire, Referee, whateveris found to have made an incorrect call, why in God's name does the Commissioner of Baseball risk the complete and utter destruction of all credibility in a sport, by refusing to correct a terrible injustice? Our entire civilized social system is based on guaranteeing justiceso how come this egotistical Selig chap thinks he's above all that and therefore manages to bring about this absurd farce of an uproar where a simple correction of a wrong, would quieten everything down and bring the game back into a semblance of repute!? Selig.get over yourself and put the game you're charged with promoting and protecting, above your own ego for once! The guy pitched a perfect gamewhether you like it or not! Oh by the waythe world is flat! Wellthere's as much truth to that statement as there is to the assertion that the runner was safe!!!!
posted by scuubie at 07:54 PM on June 04
"I caught a shark......" What a riot. just what you would expect to come out of a two year olds mouth. Story says Grandpa reeled it in, but the little girl did catch it. I say no shenanigans. Not this time.
posted by scuubie at 01:16 PM on May 18
In the original story, this was said:
School officials had no way of knowing Joseph actually was Montimere - that he led Dillard to a state final as a senior then attended but never played at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill.
I'm from Freeport and attended classes at Highland. Don't know the guy, but a big shout out for Freeport being mentioned in this story. Trust me, nothing exciting ever happens in Freeport.
posted by scuubie at 01:32 PM on May 13
I know you can't compare the two, but Chris Berman of ESPN is an example of a sports writer who uses comedy with a dash of sarcasm to make it all work. He isn't mean, and even if you are the fan of a lousy team, he makes you walk away feeling good about your team. (Unless it's the Lions. There is no hope there)
posted by scuubie at 10:57 PM on April 21
The moment the electrical closet was opened, everyone involved in this act should have been fired. PERIOD. Electrical closets are for authorized personnel only. They placed that student in an incredibly dangerous situation. And yes, standing in the dark with no water or restroom break is torture. The older you get the more you realize this.
posted by scuubie at 09:31 PM on December 29
In response to texpat...I couldn't resist. He does have a sense of humor when he's not being ghetto....
posted by scuubie at 07:44 PM on November 10
First point, as many games as I have been to, I have never caught a ball. Not even close. Home run, foul or even batting practice. I would want the ball. Second point, the Phillies had no right to seperate her from her guardian with the intention to retrieve the ball. Third and most important, What is the importance of Howard getting the ball? So he can put it in his collection of personal memorabilia? My money is on the ball being in Howards collection as we speak. They gave her a dummy ball. Howard has his, the girl has hers and whoever purchases her ball will be screwed. They gave it up way to easy.
posted by scuubie at 07:14 PM on October 08
Talk about a new defensive tool to be used by the teams in positioning the players. Yes, they already do this, but I think this will give more details than some guy sitting in the dugout charting tendencies.
posted by scuubie at 12:54 PM on August 02
Good thing this didn't happen in Saudi Arabia,(if they even have swimming competitions) cause he probably would have been arrested for indecency.
posted by scuubie at 09:15 PM on July 29
I think the school and district should hesitate hiring him again. Cmon, an umpire that can't handle the heat?
Field of Dreams my ass.
For Briggs, who said he has umpired Iowa high school games for about a decade, there is no hesitation to umpire again.
posted by scuubie at 10:33 PM on June 15
I don't mind the hair so much, as long as it is within the realms of good taste. Whos good taste is not for me to judge. The Team has to decide that. I gotta say, I really disliked Manny's hair when he was with the Sox. Always reminded me of when Monica had dreads on 'Friends'. I also think no bling should be allowed on the field. I don't want to see these guys tucking away their diamond encrusted necklace between pitches. Especially during these hard times. I can't afford to take my family to the games anymore, and it's because the players make so much that they have to flaunt it in our face. (that doesn't mean I don't go to the games, I just don't take the family) As loose as my dress code is at work, I still have one, and it's not asking to much for thses guys to have one also. Don't give me that "I'm a grown man" crap. There are dress codes everywhere.
posted by scuubie at 03:19 PM on March 29
This post seems to focus a lot on Cassell, as it should, but very few are mentioning Brady. Granted, he is not the most mobil QB in the leauge to begin with, but this type of catastrophic knee injury may plague him for the rest of his career. Who is the 3rd string QB? Will he have a career year if Brady goes down again? MY gut says no. And holden? you meant here....right? I for one would never ridicule for spelling or grammer.
posted by scuubie at 06:17 PM on March 02
or......perhaps he's a mad scientist awaiting a time when he can Clone Roger and have a world champion pitcher as his son.
posted by scuubie at 01:18 PM on February 04
I doubt McNamee's basement is a cold, dark, damp, limestone wall, dirt floor basement. If he was stashing this evidence for later use, I would think the evidence box was treated like a trophy. He probably took it out once in a while and admired his valuble possessions. I don't think he's as dumb as you think. Maybe he saw the implications of what he was doing, for just this reason. So if he was ever called to testify under oath, he had proof he wasn't lying.
posted by scuubie at 01:16 PM on February 04
Although this is not the type of broadcast freedom I would like to see, (and I do want broadcast freedom) you have to admit this is way to funny. To bad it wasn't national.
posted by scuubie at 12:11 PM on February 02
Error Sac fly Sac bunt Steal home Pass ball Pass ball strike 3? Wild pitch Balk Fielder's choice Batter hit by pitcher Walk Catcher's interference Fan interference Defensive interference Any more?
posted by scuubie at 07:08 PM on July 29
Since most seem to be in agreement about the bunt moving the runners up. why not start out with runners at second and third. Take the bunt away, What is it, 13 ways to score from third without a hit?
posted by scuubie at 06:57 PM on July 29
ahem.... Home Run King? I suppose your talking of Bonds, right?Well check this stat out. Barry Bonds has participated in 6 Home Run Derbys since 1992. 15 years and 6 Home Run Derbys. Of the Derbys, his record is this: 1992-8th out of 8 (2 H.R.) 1993-T-3 of 8 (5 H.R.) 1996-1st out of 10 (7 H.R.) He won against McGwire(go figure) 2001-4th out of 8 10 H.R) 2002-7th out of 8 (2 H.R.) 2004-4th out of 8 (11 H.R) Why do you think he could actively participate this year? Cause he says he's healthy? Griffey Jr. hit from 1990-2000 He won 3 times and came in second 3 times, and as far as I know, nobody ever accused him of juicing. Just let Barry rest in peace (pieces)
posted by scuubie at 10:08 PM on July 07
I am 50 years old. I have been a baseball fan as long as I can remember(Cubs,...ya that's right Cubs). Never have I said out loud, or to myself for that matter, that this game is to slow. This is baseball. No clock, no sudden death, no set time limit, no set innings. It's baseball. In this day and age of instant gratification, I enjoy the slow pace. I can go from the car to my TV and not miss much.Your remote control is right there by your Barko Lounger. Turn it off if it bores you. And feel free to never turn baseball on again. Anything to make the game more accurate is fine with me. And for the record, I despise officials in any sport who suck. Baseball has their share of fat old men who can't, or don't run down the line to see what is sometimes obvious. The problem with extended replay(trapped balls and fair or foul), is what do you do with the base runners.
posted by scuubie at 09:57 PM on June 16
The big four sports leagues meaning Football, Basketball,Baseball and.....Soccer???
posted by scuubie at 07:38 PM on June 13
I have a question... Do Basketball refs have other jobs like Football Refs do? I don't think they do. Baseball Umpires only umpire. AS many bad calls as there is in Football, I think it is still heads above the others in accuracy. The strike zone is completely non existent, and the rules in Basketball are a joke. I always thought fouls are called to keep the game from getting out of hand. How often do you hear during any sport playoff or finals that the Refs are "letting them play".
posted by scuubie at 07:38 PM on June 11
Can anyone send me to a link where I can hear this anthem....without paying 450$
posted by scuubie at 05:46 PM on June 06
Officials in all sports miss calls. I would say baseball has the best % rate of good calls while basketball is the worse. Basketball officials just don't care about the rules, and the veterens get more calls their way. Announcers even admit to the rookie factor, which I think baseball officials could care less about.
posted by scuubie at 10:44 AM on May 04
I find the name Ying Yang Mafia [(see two posts above)(nothing personal)] an offensive user name. But as long as he/she is a member of the Chinese underworld, it's ok....right? I agree this situation with the t-shirt is unacceptable, but we should lobby for an end to racism everywhere you see it, including when African-Americans call themselves and others the N-word.
posted by scuubie at 08:57 PM on April 19
Sorry, didn't mean to infer you were foolish,,,,,,,
posted by scuubie at 06:08 PM on March 31
I would like to have seen him shake off a sign and do a full wind-up, but in terms of accuracy and power, he blows away all previous presidents. Don't be foolish, there is a reason he darts out to the mound and back. He is a big baseball fan, and now I assume he did more than sit in the skybox when he was the owner(?)of the Rangers
posted by scuubie at 06:07 PM on March 31
I wish I had some of them growth plates in my stomach, so it would of quit growing at 18
posted by scuubie at 10:13 AM on March 30
Where does it say in the article that the instructor is a qualified licecensed instructor. And where does one get that title? It's just a matter of time before a over-zealous DCFS worker brings charges against some (or all )of these parents. Lets see if it is worth their children going into Foster Care. And anyone who has ever been involved with DCFS knows, DCFS overrules the courts.
posted by scuubie at 09:44 PM on March 29
If Canseco hated A-rod so badly, why would he introduce him to anyone? Friend or foe? I hate your guts, but here's my steroid guy. Doesn't make sense. If this was done before he hated A-Rod, then the argument would be....Can I trust my career to someone I don't know very well? And then introduce him to my steroid guy? I think I would want to be extremly careful of whom I told I was doing roids. As we have found out, as rampant as it is, it is still very secretive.
posted by scuubie at 04:58 PM on March 26
How much is a 20 HR, 80 RBI, .275 DH worth now days in baseball? That is probably where he would be this year. That should be his offer. If that's what a team needs, I say go for it. However, as a DH, he would bat, go to the clubhouse read the paper, watch cartoons (ricochett rabbit perhaps), snack on gogurt or puddin pops, play some poker or hearts with the guy locked in the equipment room, and wait until it's his turn to bat. And then do it all over again. I can't see him becoming a part of any ones TEAM.
posted by scuubie at 04:32 PM on March 19
Looks to me like Gomes tripped over his feet before he got there.
posted by scuubie at 06:58 PM on March 13
Do not be shocked if you pick up a paper, or read a blog of John Dalys death. Everyone will say what a shame, and how well liked he was, and that some one should have done something about his destructive behavior. But in the end, he is a grown man making poor decisions, as do millions of people.(See Rod Beck). I will always remember him as the guy who smoked on the tour. Always tried to hide it, always got caught. I never saw him with a beer in his hand tho.......
posted by scuubie at 04:35 PM on March 13
With all his faults, I still want him to buy the Cubbies.
posted by scuubie at 05:34 PM on March 11
This crap has been going on for years. Whether it was George Plimpton putting on the Helmet, or the little guy Bill Veck used to fill the stands, it's a show. Billy Crystal has probably greased the palm of someones charity to do this. The demeanor of the Pirates is critical tho.....They may throw at his head.
posted by scuubie at 05:31 PM on March 11
He drove at it with his golf cart. Either it didn't move or it came back to the general area. It was being noisy. Let's see...... making a lot of noise and not wanting to move from its location. Sounds like it was trying to mate, and Tripp was in his/her territory. Do hawks mate in Florida in December. I can't believe you people are calling it an accident. He accomplished what he was trying to do. That is no accident. The results are not what he wanted, but it was no accident. And to the Seagull hater, man what an irritatating species of bird. Almost as bad as chickens(see Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez thread), but they are protected scavengers, and help to keep our beaches clean. And they taste like chicken!!!!
posted by scuubie at 07:07 PM on March 08
I am a Bears fan, and this would be the perfect time to really rag on Brett, but I can't. He is going to go down as THE best QB ever. He was so frustrating to watch as an opponent. You knew if he had the ball at the end of the game, you were going to lose. How many come from behind wins did he manufacture? He was a gunslinger, and fun to watch. QB's today are boring. Brett was anything but boring. The Bears need a QB coach, so when you're ready, Go work for them. Stay in the game that you love, and that loves you.
posted by scuubie at 12:24 PM on March 04
Even tho they eat the bull. And yes, bull tastes like chicken.
posted by scuubie at 06:14 PM on February 09
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