Hey there folks, welcome to another Sexy Action Sports Saturday with your old pal, IHM. Sorry about running a bit late today… but I usually write the night before, and last night was me and my lovely bride’s fifth anniversary. Needless to say, writing a blog was NOT in my best interest! But before I move on from the subject, I’d just like to say thank you to my wife Amanda for putting up with my shit for five years (married, 11 years overall) now. She does so many things every single day to make my life better, and I sure as hell don’t ever do enough to show my appreciation.
Detroit Tigers update- They still blow. Just ask Beeze… I’m sure he enjoyed watching the Tribe roll into Comerica Park and take 2 of 3… and with that, the Tigers lose yet another series this year, the tenth time already they’ve lost a series. Last night, the Reds continued the state of Ohio’s domination of the Tigers. Hopefully Justin Verlander can put a stop to the current skid today when he takes the hill against Bronson Arroyo.
Now I’d like to talk about some good baseball… and what better place to start than Seattle. Yeah, not so much good all season, mostly last night, when they had six pitchers collaborate on a no-hitter against the LA Dodgers. Kevin Millwood was involved in his second career no-hitter (first was in ’03), going six innings before leaving with an injury. Charlie Furbush (great freaking name, by the way), Pryor, Luetge, League and Wilhelmsen took it the rest of the way to no-hit the team with the best record in baseball for just the fourth time in Major League history. The Mariners didn’t score their lone run until the seventh, so Millwood didn’t even pick up a win for his efforts! Stephen Pryor, who came in and walked two in one-third of an inning, picked up the W for the M’s. Just a whacky game out in coffee town.
Johan Santana made his first start since his no-hitter, and got curb-stomped by the Yankees… ouch. Santana gave up four home runs and six earned runs overall in just five innings in the loss.
Red Sox fans get excited… one of the most exciting teams in baseball is in town, the Washington Nationals. Mostly, get excited that they play in the NL East! Last night, Strasburg picked up win #7 on the year, fanning 13 in just six innings, and Bryce Harper homered and drove in three, as the Nats picked up a 7-4 win. I really hope they start showing a LOT more Nationals games on ESPN, MLB Network, etc the rest of the season. I’ve only seen them once so far this year, and that was before Matt Morse and Zimmerman were back in the lineup.
To wrap up today’s baseball talk, I’d like to mention the thread Frag posted in the forum about your 1/3 of the way MVPs, Cy Youngs, ROYs, etc. Seems so far the consensus has been Hamilton and Giancarlo Stanton as the MVPs, and 3-4 AL pitchers and R.A. Dickey for the Cy Young awards. Make sure you get in there and get your opinion voiced.
Well, horse racing is irrelevant for another year now, as I’ll Have Another retired due to injury and therefore will not complete the first Triple Crown since 1978. But don’t worry all you I’ll Have Another fans out there… he’ll be appearing in a can of dog food in a store near you really, really soon!
Earlier this week, Jefft mentioned Rick Reilly’s article about LeBron James. About how he doesn’t get all the hate on LeBron James. I know a lot of people like Reilly’s work… but I’ll be honest with you, I fucking hate the guy. He damn near annoys me as much as LeBron James does. He’s really the new Mitch Albom to me… a guy that uses what he thinks is a “down home” point of view to mask the fact that he knows very little about what he is talking about. Reilly mentions that James has not been arrested, hasn’t cheated on his fiancée, and hasn’t “left his kids waiting in the pick-up circle at school”. Yeah, and I don’t give a fuck. Nobody likes LeBrons James, and it has NOTHING to do with his off-court life. It’s all about what he has done with the spotlight on him. “I’m taking my talents to South Beach”, “Those people are going to wake up and have the same problems tomorrow, and I’m going to continue to live my life the way I want to”, the millions of times the moron has said “at the end of the day”, and every other douchebag thing he’s said… not to mention all the choke-jobs he’s pulled in any game that is in any way important.
Tonight he’s got an opportunity to change SOME of that. If he can step it up and play well in a game seven against Boston, although it is a team that is a shell of what it once was, one that most experts had bowing out in five or six games, he can save a little face. Honestly, I don’t care who wins tonight… I don’t like Miami… I don’t like Boston. I dislike Boston a little bit less… but I love to hate LeBron James more than I like to root against KG’s dumb ass. Regardless of who wins game seven tonight, I’m rooting for OKC to take home the title in the Finals. Look at Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook… remember anything stupid they said/did? No? That’s right! They both know their play will speak FOR them, and that’s what they’ve both done their entire careers. Exactly what you want to see in an NBA superstar. Hell, maybe they should host a fucking clinic for the rest of these douches during the offseason. Get LeBron, Wade, Kobe, and Dwight Howard in there and teach them how to shut the hell up!
That’s all I’ve got for this week, folks. Thanks as always for reading and for any comments you leave on the way out. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Gabbers!