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June 05, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 24 comments

In politics today, President Obama's poll numbers unexpectedly jumped among baseball fans.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:19 AM on June 05

A good look (through the Red Sox' eyes) at why this year's MLB draft is completely different. It's strange to see teams intentionally drafting guys higher than they're projected so they can make a run at a (better?) player in a later round.

posted by yerfatma at 01:30 PM on June 05

Papelbon: Ump 'sucked,' must 'go back to AAA'

posted by justgary at 01:54 PM on June 05

"In my strong opinion Barack Obama does not hold a single core value or belief consistent with the principles that created this amazing country we call the United States of America," Rocker told WorldNetDaily.

Translation: "Damn, he's black! We can't be havin' that!"

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:40 PM on June 05

I have set up a Euro 2012 fantasy league for those interested in participating; see this locker room thread for details.

posted by holden at 02:47 PM on June 05

From Justgary's link:

But Air Jordan wasn't in the same league as a house cat when it comes to leaping.

I would totally watch cat basketball.

posted by tron7 at 03:59 PM on June 05

Both you and the author are aware that they don't have thumbs, right?

posted by tahoemoj at 05:40 PM on June 05

That didn't stop Air Bud.

posted by Etrigan at 06:06 PM on June 05

Alexi Lalas correctly answers the question, "How will Messi do at Euro 2012?"

posted by yerfatma at 08:02 PM on June 05

Both you and the author are aware that they don't have thumbs, right?

Wrongo!

posted by NoMich at 08:04 PM on June 05

"How will Messi do at Euro 2012?"

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:45 PM on June 05

Both you and the author are aware that they don't have thumbs, right?

Thumbs don't matter to cats. They will have their owners servants pick up whatever the cat needs picked up. Being a cat servant is a bit like being the point guard for someone who demands alley-oop after alley-oop.

posted by Howard_T at 10:17 PM on June 05

Map of current MLB player birthplaces. Be sure to check out the Dominican Republic. Santa Domingo alone has 27 players.

posted by tron7 at 11:42 PM on June 05

Wrongo!

Pterodactyl Cats! Oh, wait, polydactyl. And cats can't shoot jumpers? Disappointing day.

posted by tron7 at 11:44 PM on June 05

Alexi Lalas correctly answers the question, "How will Messi do at Euro 2012?"

You just know that the ESPN Deportes office collects these up for the end-of-year comedy reel. And sighs and sighs and sighs.

posted by etagloh at 12:43 AM on June 06

Wrongo!

Holy shit, the cat in that picture looks exactly like one of mine, but after some sort of nightmare genetic mutation.

And I think you're all missing the point of my previous post. I was simply pointing out to tron that the cats' lack of thumbs would make the crossover dribble impossible, making the cat basketball that he so foolishly promoted an inferior game to today's NBA. Sheesh.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:01 AM on June 06

cats' lack of thumbs would make the crossover dribble impossible

Not to mention that the cat will be called for a travel every time it attempts a jump-stop on a polished hardwood floor. Nothing is funnier than watching kitty attempting to stop just before piling into the kitchen table leg.

posted by Howard_T at 03:59 PM on June 06

Wouldn't their shoes stop them from slip-sliding around, Howard?

posted by tommytrump at 08:58 PM on June 06

Wouldn't their shoes stop them from slip-sliding around, Howard?

No thumbs. They can't tie the laces. Also, put shoe laces near a cat, and it's instant game time. When my cats were younger, I would trip over one or another of them nearly daily as they jumped from hiding to attack those nasty snakes on my shoe. I don't think cats have mastered Velcro either.

posted by Howard_T at 09:43 PM on June 06

These are professional, highly paid kitties. They would have someone to tie their shoes for them, no?

posted by tommytrump at 10:30 PM on June 06

They don't wear shoes. You people just don't get it.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:21 AM on June 07

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