September 14, 2011

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 15 comments

A poll of 215 Major Leaguers has chosen baseball's meanest player.

posted by rcade at 12:05 PM on September 14

That's the worst list I have ever seen. 15 meanest players in baseball, without any text? It's just photos and that's it.

No stories of why they're so mean, or who they are mean to. Just photos and a "player's poll" title. Some on that list seem self-evident, but Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Farnsworth come out of nowhere.

posted by dfleming at 12:14 PM on September 14

I don't get the lack of explanation either. Here's all I could find.

posted by rcade at 12:32 PM on September 14

The Marlins are dropping Florida next season and putting Miami in their name.

posted by rcade at 12:41 PM on September 14

Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Farnsworth come out of nowhere.

Chris Carpenter has a huge reputation as a dick.

posted by drezdn at 01:14 PM on September 14

The Marlins are dropping Florida next season and putting Miami in their name.

Good. That was fine back when Florida only had one time, but that time has long passed.

posted by bperk at 02:10 PM on September 14

Uh, Alyssa....... about that shirt

posted by tommytrump at 02:59 PM on September 14

Joe McGinniss' new book on Sarah Palin claims she hooked up with NBA player Glen Rice in the '80s when he was a college player. He reportedly confirmed it to McGinniss.

posted by rcade at 03:16 PM on September 14

How on earth could that have remained unreported for the last 3 years? The drug stuff too but the Glen Rice rumor really blows my mind.

posted by tron7 at 03:25 PM on September 14

A professional baseball team with Miami in the name?

Sounds like good news for the Cubs in 2015 (if one of them moves to the American League).

posted by grum@work at 03:34 PM on September 14

Uh, Alyssa....... about that shirt

If you looked at the picture, and the first thing you noticed was the logo, I have some bad news for you...

(Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

posted by MeatSaber at 07:01 PM on September 14

We could say it was a good week for The Hoser because New England came through for us on the Lock of the Week, and the Trifecta slid down to a two-teamer with the Carolina/Arizona push, but we'll take it. We slogged through at 8-8 against the spread and 11-5 straight up, which puts us $440 ahead for the year thus far.

It was definitely a great week, though, as we added another little Hoser to the staff. Hello to Harrison, just two days old as I write this. Because of the lack of sleep and immense amount of hugging going on around here, picks will be up sometime Friday.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:09 PM on September 14

Uh, Alyssa....... about that shirt

If you looked at the picture, and the first thing you noticed was the logo, I have some bad news for you...

I understand the concern. I don't think I'd want to see my gal parading around with a battle-ready Trojan plastered all over her topography.

posted by beaverboard at 10:14 PM on September 14

Congrats, Papa Hoser!

posted by littleLebowski at 08:58 AM on September 15

This USC alum would like to see Ms. Milano parading around up close and personal wearing that "battle-ready Trojan".

posted by billsaysthis at 03:46 PM on September 15

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