There's no real policy on "records." It's a nasty slippery slope; if you take away Bonds's records for steroids, you have to take away Gaylord Perry's for throwing spitballs, and Ty Cobb's for being a racist asshole.
posted by Prince Valium at 12:33 PM on March 07
Yeah, this isn't exactly a model citizen's fall from grace.
posted by Prince Valium at 01:09 PM on August 23
Direct link to video.
posted by Prince Valium at 07:02 PM on January 10
Video here, though it seems to be an IE-only plugin. See what happens when you join the Empire? He should have hooked on with the Mets, where all the stable personalities hang out.
posted by Prince Valium at 06:51 PM on January 10
And now Shaughnessy piles it on. Is a player who's not greedy making $12 million a year suddenly greedy for making $15 million a year?
posted by Prince Valium at 09:28 AM on December 14
With the steroid scandal raging, it's a great time to go a-prostitute solicitin'. Under the radar, Denny Neagle, is where you shall stay!
posted by Prince Valium at 09:07 AM on December 04
posted by Prince Valium at 05:42 AM on December 02
Actually terrapin, I thought it would have exactly the opposite effect - putting DC disenfranchisement into the public spotlight when sportscasters and newsmedia comment on how "ironic" it is that the DC team is called the Senators when DC doesn't have any senators.
posted by Prince Valium at 10:15 AM on November 23
"Could you suck up to the administration any more?" It's a script W - I think that makes it a bit too homosexual for the current administration.
posted by Prince Valium at 12:01 AM on November 23
billsaysthis - huh?
posted by Prince Valium at 02:31 PM on November 22
If I'm not mistaken, it looks like the Nats will wear the old Senators caps with the scripted "W". That's a solace, but I would have liked to see them keep the name. I hope that they will at least retire Walter Johnson's and Harmon Killebrew's jerseys alongside those of Gary Carter and Tim Raines and any other Expos that have been honored over the years.
posted by Prince Valium at 01:47 PM on November 22
The bad ankle exempts him from the draft, see?
posted by Prince Valium at 06:11 PM on October 28
posted by Prince Valium at 10:57 PM on October 27
Is it too late to say Sox in 4?
posted by Prince Valium at 08:16 AM on October 27
Room service? They couldn't find anyone in Massachusetts willing to deliver a pizza to a hotel full of multi-millionaires?
posted by Prince Valium at 12:18 AM on October 27
Speaking of "mystique," Schilling will be dead of mouth cancer in less than 10 years. All that effort to win the World Series and committing slow suicide in the process.
posted by Prince Valium at 09:51 PM on October 25
Yankee fans would root for the Mets if they were in the series. Hell no. Did they root in '86? As I recall, Steinbrenner threw a hissy fit that the local media was biased toward the Mets. I'm a Mets fan who hates the Yankees. If anything, I understand 1986 because I had a vested interest in the outcome. Red Sox Nation and the Shea bums are brothers in arms this year. Nothing would make me happier than to see the Sox pull this off. Don't forget also the way the Cardinals handed our asses to us on a plate in '85 and '87. (Though we showed them a little something in 2000, thanks to the Rick Ankiel Incident.)
posted by Prince Valium at 05:18 PM on October 25
posted by Prince Valium at 11:12 PM on October 20
When we come back from commercial, I want to see Jesse Orosco on the mound.
posted by Prince Valium at 11:08 PM on October 20
He wants to make sure that they aren't his daddy.
posted by Prince Valium at 10:15 PM on October 20
I won't rest until I see Ruben Sierra pitching the ninth.
posted by Prince Valium at 09:38 PM on October 20
#spofi is up and running on irc.metafilter.com.
posted by Prince Valium at 09:26 PM on October 20
The interesting question is, what will happen to Bonds' performance this year? We know that regardless of his past use, he won't be using roids and HGH this year. So when the inevitable dropoff in performance occurs, will people blame his age - protecting the integrity of his 2001 and 2002 seasons and career performance? Or will people blame the roids, thereby destroying the integrity of his career performance?
posted by Prince Valium at 08:20 AM on March 02
jerseygirl - NBAers can play in the Olympics because it always occurs during their offseason. MLB would have to either stop its season or play shorthanded during the olympics, which they are not willing to do. The NHL, on the other hand, does stop its season to allow pros to play in the Winter Olympics. The reason is probably money. Many hockey fans are Olympic fans first and NHL fans second. It's a great way to get exposure for the game and attract more international athletes.
posted by Prince Valium at 01:18 AM on November 08
I've got the NY cap too, but it's blue and orange. Talk about suffering. Despite the fact that the Cubs and Sox were home drinking beer, this was a decent Series. Not as good as '01 or '02, but certainly better than '98, '99, or '00. Congrats to the Marlins, and especially McKeon, who looks like he is having the time of his life, and Pudge, who is about as good a guy as there is in all of baseball.
posted by Prince Valium at 10:38 PM on October 25
See, Mets fans didn't lose out in the end. The Yanks and Braves both got hammered in the first round. That's good enough for me.
posted by Prince Valium at 01:46 PM on October 08
I watched a bit of it. Low-budget tripe - especially the substitution of actual game footage for recreation. Grainy 80s-style basketball footage with 1980s-era spectators; cut to a completely different set with modern lighting and digital film, cut back to 80s footage.
posted by Prince Valium at 07:58 AM on March 11
NortonDC: Strawman. Read what I wrote. It includes this important qualifier: "If the activity itself isn't that exciting to watch..." That describes bowling. It does not describe...
Now that's just plain subjective. Bowling is more interesting to me than figure skating, and I could find a small army that agrees with me.
Based on the fiasco that took place in SLC the past couple of weeks, you can't argue that we're actually trying to emulate the ancient Greeks. Hell, it's all about maintaining the interest of the casual fan (which of course translates into revenue and TV ratings.) You are right that part of the fan interest comes from seeing a record get broken by people who are uncommonly strong, fast, etc. But QBert and Mack also have it right - people want to see sports where they can identify with the participants and say "Hey, I can do that too." Both reasons for watching are legitimate. You watch your sports, I watch mine, and NBC is very happy.
posted by Prince Valium at 02:20 PM on March 01
Don't miss the action when the six accused youths go three rounds with Amy Fisher, coming this March to Fox.
posted by Prince Valium at 08:45 PM on February 28
NortonDC: If interaction with opponents is a prerequisite to legitimacy, then downhill skiing, most track and field events, gymnastics, and figure skating are out.
posted by Prince Valium at 05:44 PM on February 27
Liam, thank you for the Smith link. It's refreshing to find some common sense and (gasp) intelligence in the ranks of the NFL.
posted by Prince Valium at 01:40 PM on February 27
Very cute. By the way, The Onion had a take on this a few years back: "NFL Star Thanks Jesus After Successful Double Homicide."
posted by Prince Valium at 12:51 PM on February 27
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