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Location: Canada
Member since: February 21, 2002
Last visit: October 18, 2019

grum@work has posted 226 links and 9,281 comments to SportsFilter and 15 links and 920 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

The Trophy Room

First of all, a trivia question. What are the 11 different ways for a baseball player to reach 1st base safely? Answer at bottom of page. I'm the saddest fan of them all: Toronto Maple Leafs Buffalo Bills (but not so much since the Holy Trinity retired...Kelly, Thomas, Reed) It could be worse...I could be a Boston or Chicago baseball fan. The most memorable sporting event was a hockey game back in the late 80's (not sure exactly when). A friend of the family got me really nice Leaf tickets during the Xmas holidays. They were playing the Bruins, so I took my friend Joe who was a big Boston fan. After two periods, the Leafs were getting killed, 5-1. My friend was really laying on the taunting thick, and I was contemplating how I could kill him on the way home. Then, to start the 3rd period, Wendel Clark scored a quick goal. Hey, at least they'll make it respectable, is what I figured. And then another goal is scored. And another. Well, lo and behold, the Leafs tie it up and send the game into overtime (the last goal was scored with an extra attacker, by Wendel again). Then, with about a minute left in the overtime, Wendel Clark blows one past the goalie and the place EXPLODES with noise. I must have gone hoarse from the shouting. The stunned/saddened look on Joe's face the entire ride home was like icing on the cake. ... Trivia Answer: 1. Hit 2. Base on balls 3. Hit by pitch 4. Catcher interference 5. Dropped third strike 6. Error 7. Fielder's choice 8. Hitting a baserunner with the batted ball 9. A ball, pitched to the batter or thrown by the pitcher from his position on the pitcher's plate to a base to catch a runner, goes into a stand, or player's bench, or over or through a field fence or backstop, or is touched by a spectator. (Obscure rule 7.05(h)) 10. The third strike becomes lodged in the umpires equipment (not touched by the catcher). (Obscure rule 7.05(i)) 11. Pinch Runner

Recent Links

Pirates broadcaster complains about Reds player and goes too far.:
“I heard of him because of his grandfather (Steve Demeter) who used to be a minor league coach for the Pirates. He was the nicest, sweetest guy in the world. He’s rolling in his grave every time this guy hits a home run. He’s embarrassed of his grandson.”

posted by grum@work to baseball at 03:27 PM on May 30, 2019 - 6 comments

Mom, don't read this! - Seth Jones:
"Oh man, she’s gonna read this. She’s going to be all over this. Players’ Tribune, you should talk to her about all this, because she’s going to say I’m lying." Editor’s’ Note from The Players’ Tribune: No problem, Seth. Please welcome your special guest editor, Amy Jones.

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:40 PM on February 27, 2019 - 7 comments

Ryan Reeves visits the barbershop to talk about hockey in the black community.:
"If you ever see a playoff hockey game, it's better than any other sport."

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:15 PM on February 11, 2019 - 2 comments

"My Dad's Friendship with Charles Barkley":

posted by grum@work to basketball at 10:45 PM on December 26, 2018 - 3 comments

Plays of The Year?:
So what is everyone's play of the year?

posted by grum@work to other at 07:10 PM on December 26, 2018 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

Kansas City by 3
L.A. Rams by 6
Buffalo by 9
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 7
Green Bay by 10
Houston by 7
N.Y. Giants by 3
San Francisco by 17
Tennessee by 6
New Orleans by 3
Baltimore by 3
Dallas by 6
New England by 21

posted by grum@work at 09:05 AM on October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

New England by 17
Tampa Bay by 3
Seattle by 6
Kansas City by 7
Washington by 7
Philadelphia by 9
New Orleans by 10
Baltimore by 14
San Francisco by 3
Atlanta by 6
Tennessee by 9
Dallas by 13
L.A. Chargers by 10
Green Bay by 7

posted by grum@work at 06:49 AM on October 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

L.A. Rams by 6
Arizona by 7
Buffalo by 3
Chicago by 11
Tampa Bay by 10
N.Y. Giants by 10
Philadelphia by 13
Baltimore by 17
New England by 21
Jacksonville by 13

Atlanta by 3
L.A. Chargers by 9
Dallas by 6
Kansas City by 17
Cleveland by 3

posted by grum@work at 06:52 AM on October 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm fine with that. Blowing kisses as he was leaving the field showed me that he didn't care.

posted by grum@work at 05:12 PM on September 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Well, I've decided to ruin everyone ELSE'S lunch hour by providing a link to Episode 1 of "The Fumble Dimension".

Living legend Jon Bois has decided to take his famous "let's break a sports game" series into video format, and in this one he destroys the future of the NBA.

posted by grum@work at 01:02 PM on September 26, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition

Green Bay by 7
Atlanta by 6
New England by 7
Kansas City by 14
Indianapolis by 3
L.A. Chargers by 13
N.Y. Giants by 6
Baltimore by 9
Houston by 6
L.A. Chargers by 7
Arizona by 7
Chicago by 7
Jacksonville by 10
Dallas by 6
Cincinnati by 3

posted by grum@work at 11:59 PM on September 24, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition

Tennessee by 3
Buffalo by 7
Dallas by 19
Green Bay by 6
Atlanta by 7
Kansas City by 6
Minnesota by 7
New England by 20
Detroit by 7
Arizona by 10
Tampa Bay by 6
L.A. Chargers by 10
San Francisco by 13

Seattle by 7
L.A. Rams by 10
Chicago by 3

posted by grum@work at 06:50 AM on September 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle



posted by grum@work at 06:38 PM on September 17, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Uh, that was a pretty amazing week for me! Hitting all 7 of my locks (and two of them with bonus points) seems pretty unsustainable.

Let's do it again!

Carolina by 6
San Francisco by 13
L.A. Chargers by 12
Green Bay by 9
Indianapolis by 7
New England by 20
Buffalo by 3
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 13
Baltimore by 10
Houston by 7
Kansas City by 17
Denver by 6
L.A. Rams by 7
Philadelphia by 3
Cleveland by 9

posted by grum@work at 11:07 PM on September 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Queen of Queens!

From reddit: "A woman born in the 2000s has won a Grand Slam tennis before any man born in the 1990s."

posted by grum@work at 09:57 PM on September 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Jon Bois is probably the best sports storyteller on the internet.

Every single one of his crazy videos that he's made have been amazing.

Even when it's pretend sports, it's so very entertaining.

posted by grum@work at 12:03 PM on September 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

After the game, Padron-Artilles did not recognize Seaver's name.

He's probably the least remembered inner-circle HOF pitcher of the bunch, so I'm not surprised that some kid doesn't know who he is. YP-A was born 11 years after Seaver last pitched a MLB game. Plus, the kid was born in Cuba.

The equivalent hitter at that level and lack of recognition (when listing the all-time greats) and lack of post-career publicity is Mike Schmidt.

posted by grum@work at 08:56 PM on September 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It would be real nice if the St. Louis Cardinals would stop flaunting the use of their cheat codes.

posted by grum@work at 12:33 AM on September 04, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Green Bay by 9
L.A. Rams by 17
Philadelphia by 3
Buffalo by 3
Atlanta by 7
Baltimore by 12
Kansas City by 17
Cleveland by 6
L.A. Chargers by 19
Seattle by 4
San Francisco by 3
Dallas by 10
Detroit by 6
New England by 9
Houston by 3
Oakland by 3

posted by grum@work at 05:57 PM on September 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Time for a MASSIVE ban hammer wielding across ALL of the threads.

posted by grum@work at 07:31 AM on July 22, 2019