Actor Charlie Sheen will be attending WWE’s 1,000th RAW Celebration on July 23rd and will serve as the “Celebrity Social Media Ambassador” for the three hour broadcast.
During RAW, Sheen will give his unique perspective in 140 characters or less about the action.
WWE.com wrote about Sheen’s role:
“During the three-hour milestone event July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network, the “winning” actor will entertain his 7.5 million Twitter followers and the WWE Universe all night long with his unique 140-character analysis of the action
For those of you tuning in for deep thoughts, Johnny Monkey is here as an emergency fill in for jefft02. Most of you probably think that Johnny Monkey only thinks about eating vegetables and wiping out injustice, but Johnny Monkey also has opinions regarding sports. Jefft02 asked me to be sure to discuss RA Dickey’s amazing start and to talk about pine tar on the mound. Johnny Monkey is a big fan of R.A. Dickey. You may wonder why Johnny Monkey is such a fan, but that is really silly. Of course Johnny Monkey digs Dickey because he throws a bad ass knuckleball. There have been many pitchers over the years that threw the knuckleball, but Dickey throws a power knuckleball. The Neikro brothers (Joe and Phil) averaged about 66 MPH or so. Dickey throws his knuckler to 80 or so. This probably explains why he has such a high strike out rate. Consider that Tim Wakefield won 16 games for the Red Sox in 1995 and averaged less than 3 strikeouts per 9 innings. Dickey is averaging 9 strikeouts per nine innings. Dickey now leads the majors in wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts (tied with Justin Verlander) and complete games (also tied with Verlander). Johnny Monkey must point out the most important thing about R.A. is that he has exactly zero wild pitches this year. Even a bad ass monkey like Johnny Monkey finds this to be very impressive. So, here is a tip of the banana to R.A Dickey, the first pitcher in the majors to win 11 games. Johnny Monkey wonders if Lincecum might give the knuckleball a go?
Fear this beard and the wacky knuckle ball.
In case you did not catch the news tonight, Joel Peralta was ejected for having pine tar on his glove. Johnny Monkey knows the rules; pitchers are not allowed to add a foreign substance to the ball. Johnny Monkey knows a bit about pitching and wonders how pine tar is different than a resin bag? Pine tar is used to aid pitchers in gaining a grip on the ball when pitching. Resin is used for the same purpose. Putting resin or pine tar does not alter the flight of the ball like a bit of monkey spit. Johnny Monkey remembers an incident with George Brett (a really cool dude) a few years back. Too much pine tar was overruled by the big boss of MLB…something about “the spirit of the rule.” Johnny Monkey thinks this is much to do about nothing…Joe Maddon has a different viewpoint. Skipper Joe called the Nationals request to check Peralta’s glove; “cowardly”. Since Peralta previously played for the Nationals, it is an easy guess that there was inside knowledge. Johnny Monkey thinks that this will not be the end of this incident.
Johnny Monkey's lesson today...beware playing in the sand.
For those of you that know Johnny Monkey, Johnny Monkey always tries to help his friends. A few of you may need to try Johnny Monkey’s workout. Johnny Monkey has a “friend” to show some of Johnny Monkey’s daily workout
If you do this workout each week, you can be a bad ass too. For those of you that don't think Johnny Monkey is a bad ass, Johnny Monkey offers you this:
Did you happen to see the excerpts from our friend Charlie Sheen? Apparently Charlie explains why he is a bit “different”… "If you’re special, you’re tortured. I know that sounds arrogant, but you can’t not be special and have a 30-year career. You can’t not be a little different from others and be successful for three decades. Your mind has to work a little differently than the average brain.” Johnny Monkey offers that it is obvious that Charlie’s brain works a bit differently than most! In case you have any ideas of messing with Charlie Sheen’s kids…be sure to understand his thinking on this: "I have a deal with them. They have one, maybe two chances to call me anytime, no questions asked, and I will come and get them. But if there are signs of any physical damage on their bodies, then there’s going to be gunplay involved. It’s a whole different story for whatever house they’re leaving. That s--- gets burned to the ground. Period, the end. When it comes to my kids, I don’t play around.” Okay Charlie, thanks for the warning…
This is all the time that Johnny Monkey has to visit. Johnny Monkey hopes that all of you are eating your vegetables as this is the only way to be a true bad ass monkey. Best wishes...JM
If am Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress I’m thinking about take the Legal System to court. Your telling me its okay to kill a 2 year old and get away with it, but if I accidently shoot myself or are cruel and violent to my dogs I get to years in prison. Some things not right!!!
Do you think MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig, should have denied the Dodgers from their deal with Fox Sports. The TV contract, according to the Dodgers, was in excess of $3 billion dollars for a 17-year deal. MLB say that it was for $1.7 billion dollars for the duration of the contract. The reason the deal was killed by Selig, not all the money would be going to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The McCourts would receive approximately $175 million.
Is this taking your work to heart?? Charlie Sheen admitting to steroid use for 6-8 weeks while filming “Major League.” Remember Sheen played pitcher Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the 1989 movie. Charlie says it was the only time he took steroids and they made him a bit more irritable than normal.
I lived in New York City, Brooklyn to be exact, for 21 years and I never went to Nathans for the Fourth of July Hot Dog eating contest. Now I have been to that Nathan’s many a time, and they have outstanding food. I don’t know if the still have it, but when I was growing up they had a lo-main in a egg noodle shell that is out of this world. Oh, and their Hot Dogs aren’t bad either. I have been to plenty of Nathan stores outside New York, and their hot dogs can’t compare to the one at Coney Island. I think it’s the water.
Can someone tell the Pittsburgh Pirates that it is after July 4th. They shouldn’t have a record above .500. Actually, I am happy for them. It is good one a different team can have a break-out year. Next year it is Kansas City Royals turn.
Good morning folks, sorry about the lateness of my post. I was really running on fumes last night and I just wasn’t in the place I wanted to be in order to write. Well, things seem to be realigned a little better this morning, so I’m going to give it a shot today.
Just don’t tell Chuck Lorre, or Chaim Levine as Charlie Sheen reminds us, that I’m using his Big Bang Theory formula for my blog title this week. I can’t afford a lawsuit at this time.
Anyway, I’m going to stick to baseball, my comfort zone, this week and bring up the debate on Interleague Play. There is a growing base of fans out there that are speaking out against it, either wanting to shorten it or do away with it altogether. To me, I have my own opinion altogether.
I for one enjoy seeing teams like the Cubs come to town and play the Red Sox for the first time since 1918. I enjoy the rivalry with the Phillies each year. I enjoy getting to see players that I normally wouldn’t get to see and the fantasy match-ups that results.
However, I’m not talking about adding another series or two to everyone’s schedule. I want to see Major League Baseball move away from AL and NL only schedules and do what the rest of the leagues out there do; schedule teams to play interleague match-ups at any time during the season. That’s right folks, I’m rallying for an open schedule.
Now, of course there will be those who bring up the debate of the Designated Hitter as being tied into this as well, and I guess that’s a viable point. Obviously, the DH debate would have to be settled once and for all, either it stays and is instituted throughout the league, or it’s wiped off the map for all time.
But let’s not segway into the DH for now.
As a person that truly defines themselves as a baseball fan, I find it hard to justify that fact when I am only truly exposed to half of the league. My Boston allegiance aside runs so deep that I just can’t bring myself to take on a National League team with the same fervor. To be quite honest with you, I don’t think my wife would allow me to stay in the house any longer if I did either. April was a miserable month in my household and having to amplify that with another underperforming team would upset the delicate balance of sanity too much.
That said, just tuning into a game is great once in a while, but when you can have a vested interest in the outcome, with the added benefit of being able to see all of the game’s best players is just too good to turn away any longer.
Bud wants to increase the exposure of the game and to help the smaller market teams; it would seem an obvious choice. Imagine if David Stern was unable to capitalize on the Jordan Era simply because he only allowed him to be scheduled against Eastern Conference opponents.
I’m just saying that it’s time to let baseball fans enjoy the entire game, not just part of it.
So I have always made it a point to be honest in my writing...It doesn't matter if I'm writing about sports, politics, food, or the blow job my wife gave me last night...I have always written my 100% honest, and true, thoughts and opinions...I'll never stop doing this...What's the point in writing something you don't believe in? So for those who don't like my honest views on Cleveland, and it's sports teams, you won't like another blog of mine...
Baseball season got started this past weekend, and you can imagine my rage, when I read in "The Cleveland Plain Dealer" that Indians DH Travis Hafner thinks this shitty team can win the Central division...Yeah, Travis Hafner, who has trouble hitting his own weight...Travis Hafner, who strikes out in the clutch, but is always good for a meaningless homerun, when the game is out of reach...Travis Hafner who has been injured, and lacking power ever since MLB cracked down on 'Roids...This ass-hat can't even field a position...Shut the fuck up dummy! Oh, and from dealing with your wife personally in my line of work, let me just say, she's a real twat!
So after this, the Tribe went out opening day and gave up 15 runs to the White Sox...Now they did try to comeback late, but as usual, it was too little, too late...They lost again Saturday 8-3...they did win Sunday 7-1 behind some strong pitching from Justin Masterson...Next up is the struggling Red Sox...Something tells me 3 games with the tribe may be just what the doctor ordered...
I'm not going to get into all the problems with the Indians that I listed last week...For those of you I was battling with on Twitter Saturday, go back and read...Yeah, I had a bit of a think going on Twitter...One publication posted a story about the piss-poor attendance on Saturday, and over the past few years...Real simple...Put shit on the field, you'll get shit for attendance...
Oh, and Cleveland Indians, lose those stupid looking red caps...They look retarded! Yes, it seems there is a new cap every year, that the Tribe hopes will catch on, in never ending quest to be PC, and get rid of Chief Wahoo...Knock it off you twats!
Okay, have I beat on the Tribe enough? for now I have...
But if there is a Cleveland blogger out there, who only sees things through rose colored glasses, I would glady take you on in a "He said She said" debate on any Cleveland topic....
This past week I signed the Little Beeze up for T-Ball again, and yes, I'll be coaching again...Some one has to keep bucking this everyone is a winner bullshit system! We also signed up for Flag Football...And my daughter signed up for cheer leading...Why the hell does T-Ball cost $35...Flag Football Cost $65...But Cheer leading cost $100....$100 for rah-rah-sis-boom-bah! WTF!?!
So Saturday, I didn't have to work a double at the Fish House...We did some family stuff...Then that evening the wife and I went to dinner with our friends May and Bryan...No where fancy, just to a chain place called Texas Roadhouse...The Mrs. and I have been there a number of times...They have great steaks...Awesome homemade rolls with honey cinnamon butter...The place is always packed...The service is good...It has that authentic Texas feel...Well at least a stereotypical feel...Lots of wood...Pictures of cattle...Awful country music...Free peanuts, and peanut shells all over the floor...Apparently, in Texas people just throw peanut shells all over the floor...Can my friends in Texas tell me if this is how it really is...
But like I said, the steaks are great...Better than what you expect from a chain place...I wanted to stay out longer, and keep sluggin' beers, but the wife wanted to get home early...It was the baby's first time with our sitter...Everything was fine, and after I got the baby to sleep, the wife did the old, Drop and Gobble!
After that I got online, and saw something that brought me great joy...Charlie Sheen and his "Violent Torpedo of Truth," crashed and burned in Detroit Saturday night...READ_HERE
In baby news, My wife has been very jealous of how much little Molls is all about Daddy...She's always giving me the smiles, and reaching for me...She doesn't realize mentally I'm just not that far away from where kids are! Then it really got under her skin this week when I got her first kisses...Nice, drool filled, baby kisses...
So I believe last week I said it would be UConn and Butler in teh Final...Good guess! So I say uConn wins...Will you be watching? I won't...Who do have winning?
Now I'll get out of here with a song...Friday on O&A, Jay Mohr was talking music, and brought up the song "Silver Fuck" by Smashing Pumpkins...I went back and listened to it, and realized what a great album "Siamese Dream" was...Then I started getting into some other stuff from my youth...Look for me to start posting a song of the day on facebook and twitter...So here is another song from that album..."Mayonaise."