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Absolutely Nothing Happened Three Years Ago...
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: Angels Dodgers MLB

 

 

That’s right...

 

Absolutely nothing happened three years ago...

 

While I and others may barely remember...

 

Sadly...

 

Most have forgotten...

 

Or at least it appears that way...

 

They remember for a while...

 

But then...

 

Other priorities set into the mind...

 

The initial shock wears off...

 

--

 

So here I was Monday night...

 

As sad...

 

And as burdened as I have ever been at an MLB game...

 

You wanna know the truth...

 

I didn’t have fun...

 

For the first time ever...

 

The game was not fun....

 

I sat there...

 

Like a bump on the proverbial...

 

And I am not overselling this mind you...

 

I really didn’t enjoy the game...

 

I actually started to notice it a year ago at spring training...

 

Angels' spring training in Tempe, AZ...

 

I looked around...

 

It was disturbing...

 

But I just shook it off...

 

--

 

But then again...

 

Monday night...

 

Here I am...

 

Supposed to be happy that baseball’s back...

 

But I saw that cloud...

 

And the cloud I saw...

 

It didn’t seem to care...

 

Dodgers-Angels...

 

Freeway Series...

 

Angels are clobbering the McCourts...

 

And I could care less...

 

Because what I saw WAS careless...

 

Careless on behalf of the Angels' ownership...

 

Careless on behalf of the...

 

So-called fans...

 

I have a question...

 

Is it baseball???

 

Or is it bars-ball???

 

There were so many drinkers...

 

I couldn’t get from Point A to Point B...

 

And most those drinkers...

 

Completely  ignored our game...

 

You see...

 

Angel Stadium has Budweiser Pavilion in right field...

 

And these so-called fans...

 

From both teams...

 

Chose to stand and socialize...

 

Completely ignoring the game...

 

Instead of taking their seats...

 

And as far as security was concerned...

 

As long as they stayed behind the blue line...

 

They were fine...

 

Leaving a tiny aisle for the rest of us...

 

But if you wanted to get to the concessions...

 

Or do your business...

 

You had to excuse yourself...

 

As you made your way through the drinkers...

 

It wasn’t fun...

 

At all...

 

--

 

Full discloser...

 

I used to drink when I was their age...

 

Occasionally...

 

And there were times when I imbibed too much...

 

But then one day...

 

When I was sober...

 

I looked in the mirror and said to myself...

 

Wait a minute...

 

I don’t need to drink...

 

"I’m naturally drunk..."

 

I say that a bit in jest...

 

Because when I became a man of faith...

 

I didn’t need the alcohol any more...

 

The intent here is not to preach at you...

 

But to get you to remember...

 

Remember what happened three years ago...

 

Because Angels' ownership...

 

And the liquored-up crowd...

 

Have forgotten...

 

Now don’t tell me...

 

That all those drinkers...

 

Have designated drivers...

 

And don’t tell me...

 

That it hasn’t happened again...

 

Or that it won’t happen again...

 

Because the odds are against it not happening again...

 

What happened to Nick Adenhart three years ago...

 

THIS WEEK...

 

Will happen again...

 

To somebody else...

 

Because alcohol is too important...

 

And you can’t have fun without it...

 

--

 

It first hit me last year in Tempe...

 

The drinks were flowing...

 

And the game was second fiddle...

 

And it was reiterated Monday night....

 

Nick Adenhart is still dead...

 

And many others...

 

Because of alcohol...

 

I am not asking for a ban...

 

I am asking for common sense...

 

Sprinkled with a dose of reality...

 

If you wanna drink and drink...

 

And if that’s the only way you can have fun...

 

Find a sports bar...

 

You can socalize and ignore the game there...

 

But one more thing, please...

 

Don’t even think of driving...

 

Not even with one drink in your body...

 

Take a designated driver with you...

 

Because after we’ve enjoyed the game...

 

And after we’ve left the stadium...

 

Unlike Nick Adenhart and his friends who died with him...

 

We’d like to enjoy our ride home...

 

 

 

dvt

 

 

 

 

In memory of Nick Adenhart...

August 28, 1985 - April 9, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sexy Action Sports Saturday
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NFL NBA MLB Agusta National Golf Club Spike Lee Dodgers Calipari

  

  Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Sexy Action Sports Saturday. If you’re waking up and reading this, you clearly did NOT win the big Mega Millions jackpot… chances are, nobody that needs it will. Probably some 85-year old broad in Idaho that just played it for the opportunity to go to the store and have somebody to talk to for a minute. Personally, I view the lottery as a tax on stupid people. Don’t play it regularly, not going to start just because the jackpot is up to 500-plus million. I’ll keep the dollar.

   We all know who DOESN’T need to win that Mega Millions jackpot… Mr. Frank McCourt, the recent divorcee of both a greedy gash of a wife and now a Major League Baseball franchise. The best part to me, she only gets what they already decided on in the divorce agreement… which is nowhere near half the 2.14 billion dollars an investment group headed by Magic Johnson paid for a .500 ballclub. Hopefully this group can get Dodger blue back to what it once was… having an MVP candidate in Matt Kemp and Cy Young winner in Clayton Kershaw never hurts, though.

   Just when I was getting ready to at least give Saints’ coach Sean Payton some props for taking his punishment like a man, he pulls the normal horse shit and appeals his 1 year suspension. What about your “I’m sorry for what happened and as head coach I take full responsibility” speech last week? I hope the Saints fire your ass before next April. Of course, that probably means I’ll have to see your dumb ass on ESPN the next fucking week as an “NFL expert”.

   Hey Martha Burk… how about you quit bothering Augusta National Golf Club about having a woman member and go make me a fucking turkey pot pie? Honestly, this broad just never shuts the hell up. She had a public protest back in 2003, attempting to get the first woman member into the club since it began in 1933. Now, women are allowed IN, and allowed to play the course, they just aren’t allowed to be fucking members… and apparently playing the course/watching events just isn’t good enough for this fucking glass-ceiling femi-nazi. She wants current IBM CEO to be given the symbolic “green jacket” as the first female member of Augusta National. Funny she waits til right before the fucking Masters to bring this shit up and not when this broad was named the CEO. Keep reaching for that unreachable star… and while you’re reaching, go to the fuckin fridge and get me a beer, woman!

  Two things that have been pissing me off lately… American teams playing abroad, ESPECIALLY season-openers, and all this Spanish-language horse shit showing up on NBA jerseys. Major League Baseball is as American as it gets… and you’re screwing two struggling teams, the Mariners and A’s, out of home games with this opening series in Japan… let alone spring training time. Just like the NFL playing in fucking England, this is total bull shit. Stay on the continent you dumb pricks… NFL Europe FAILED, and Japan has it’s own baseball league. As for the NBA, what the fuck is with this “Spanish heritage” jersey crap? El Heat, Los Spurs… ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKERS… DO YOU SPEAK IT? Not as effective when I say it, take it away Sammy…

 

  This week’s shut the fuck up award will not even be put up for a vote… I’m telling you who needs to shut the fuck up this time around, and it’s Spike Lee. This dipshit, all in a pissy fit over the Trayvon Martin case down in Florida, tweeted what he THOUGHT was the address of suspected killer George Zimmerman, only to have it be the wrong fucking address. The McClain family wound up being the victims of Spike Lee’s stupidity, and were forced to leave their home after several threats and live with their son. Then the asshole tries to get out of it by simply tweeting a fucking apology. Fuck you, Spike Lee, dip into that “Do the Right Thing” money and pay these people for your stupidity.

  The worst part, this asshole is actually trying to put somebody’s address out there on twitter with intent for that person to come to great bodily harm. Sounds like he’s a fucking accessory to murder if George Zimmerman DOES happen to get killed before he’s ever charged. Fuck, that’s how they got Charles Manson… it’s just people are so fucking dumb these days they don’t even need psychedelic drugs to follow a dip shit like this, they just do shit because somebody famous said so. Fuck off Spike Lee, I hope somebody tweets YOUR address, and I hope somebody shows up at YOUR house with ill intentions someday. Fucking race-baiting maggot. Who the fuck are you and what the fuck have YOU done of any kind of signifigance in your life that makes you the guy to bring anybody to justice?

  There IS a voting opportunity this week… with a Final Four theme. The Kentucky Wildcats face off against the Louisville Cardinals in a battle for bluegrass state supremacy, not to mention a trip to the championship game, and coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino face off today in a battle of “who’s the bigger dirt bag?” These two coaches are the only two to bring three different teams to the Final Four… of course, Pitino is the only “official” coach to do so, because Calipari’s previous two Final Four appearances at UMass and Memphis were vacated because of NCAA sanctions. But, the vote is yours, gabitants… which one of these two greaseballs is the bigger bag of shit? Be sure to cast your vote in the comments below.

    That’s it for me this week, folks. Opening Day (in America… fuck this Japan opening series shit) is coming up Thursday… Tigers-Sawx… can’t wait to see Prince Fielder in a Tigers jersey for real! Hope you all enjoy the last no-baseball weekend of the spring/summer/fall.

Yeah, but he poked us with his thorns along the way...
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: Dodgers Frank McCourt MLB

 

 

 

A green thumb I am not...

 

I did not get that gene from my Dad...

 

Who was the greenest of thumbs...

 

After a few minutes in the yard...

 

And I’d make a U-turn back into the house...

 

 

Dodging wasps along the way...

 

That’s real work if you ask me...

 

I’ve got better things to do than dodge wasps...

 

Like write blogs...

 

And watch wrestling...

 

A real manly man I am...

 

The lovely Miss Kim and I have a running joke...

 

Every time I enter a Home Depot...

 

I get hives...

 

I am allergic to those places...

 

First of all...

 

They are way too big for me...

 

Clear all that junk out of there...

 

 

And lets play some wiffle ball... 

 

The only thing a Home Depot is good for...

 

Are the sausages at the front door...

 

Ernie Banks said...

 

“Let’s play two...”

 

Like I say...

 

I’ll take two...

 

Pardon me...

 

 

But do you happen to have any Grey Poupon...

 

And this thing has always bugged my soul...

 

Am I a real man even though I hate yard work???

 

I don’t fix things either...

 

What I know about cars...

 

You can put on the head of a pin...

 

And still have plenty of room left over...

 

As for me???

 

I’m a people person...

 

Put me in a room full of kids...

 

And I will keep ‘em entertained for hours...

 

Give me a wrench...

 

And I will probably wrench my back...

 

Just make sure those wasps are napping when I come over...

 

I got stung once...

 

Not fun...

 

Like I said...

 

Not a gardener...

 

Not a mechanic...

 

A people person...

 

However...

 

Some people...

 

Are NOT people persons...

 

Or people people for that matter...

 

I’ve seen that a lot with business owners...

 

Just because a guy has a little cash...

 

Doesn’t mean he can run a business...

 

You have to have some savvy...

 

That’s right..

 

Some savvy to go along with the cash...

 

That brings us to one man, doesn’t it...

 

The man who came out smelling like a rose...

 

But stuck us with his thorns along the way...

 

The Dodger franchise...

 

With all its regality...

 

Was gift wrapped...

 

A thing of beauty...

 

A jewel of the National League...

 

Vin Scully...

 

Who could ask for a better spokesperson???

 

Gibby goes yard on the Eck...

 

Koufax and Drysadale...

 

Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey...

 

Tommy Lasorda...

 

Bleeding Dodger Blue...

 

And many more memories...

 

Who in the world could screw it up???

 

 

Enter Frank McCourt...

 

At first...

 

I really liked the guy...

 

Maybe you didn’t trust him...

 

But I did...

 

I even bought a half season in his early years...

 

Then refused to set foot in Chavez Ravine...

 

As it all unraveled...

 

In his latter years...

 

Need we list the failures???

 

Naw...

 

What’s the use???

 

And in the end...

 

 

He comes out smellin’ like a rose...

 

Roses are nice...

 

So nice...

 

They named a parade...

 

And a football game after them...

 

Frank...

 

I hope you are proud of yourself...

 

I hope you sleep well tonight....

 

And most of all...

 

Be careful not to stick yourself with those thorns...

 

They hurt...

 

We know...

 

You’ve stuck us a time or two...

 

 

 

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Random Thoughts
Category: FEATURED
Tags: New Jersey Nets Brooklyn Nets Billy King Tim Tebow New York Jets WrestleMania Tim Duncan Los Angeles Dodgers

ScottJax asks the question no one in the media has asked, or said about Tim Tebow. Will his words cause controversy?? Old Players in the NBA?? WrestleMania hits Random Thoughts?? Brooklyn Nets?? All this and more in this weeks edition of….

Wow, I never thought I get Jacksonville’s own, Tim Tebow, “Tebowing” for me. Thanks Tim. By the way, my son goes to the same Church as Tim and has talked to him on many occasions. He is a nice fellow and when it comes to his “faith” he is the real deal.

The provocative question is later on in the blog



 

 

Okay Gabbers. ScottJax has posted his annual WrestleMania predications. They can viewed here:

http://www.yougabsports.com/pt/WrestleMania-XXVIII---ScottJaxs-annual-predictions/blog.htm

Please feel free to give me who you think will win each match.



 

How would you like to be left out of a game because your old? Well it happen to Tim Duncan. The Spurs were playing their third game in three nights and they gave him the night off. So the official scorer listed Duncan as DND (Did Not Dress) - Old.



 

A column by Peter Veceey, who says its from multiple sources, is saying that the Nets are targeting Kevin Garnett (restricted free agent), Ryan Anderson (restricted free agent and a player the Nets drafted and then traded away) and Ersan Ilyasova (unrestricted free agent), while renouncing the rights to Kris Humphries. The Nets are saying they want a stronger rebounded to play alongside Brook Lopez.

While Kris Humphries (27 years old) has never been a scoring machine, nor rebounded, since he has been a Net he is averaging a double-double. How many NBA players can say that? He averages 11.9 points a game and 11 rebounds a game. Garnett is on the downside of his career, this year is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. He turns 36 in May. Anderson is 23 years old and is averaging 10.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game and Ilyasova is 24 years old and is averaging 9.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game.

Any of these players better rebounders than Kris Humphries???

Got to get rid of Billy King, he is going to kill the Nets.



Oh no the trading for Tim Tebow was not a publicity stunt. Then how come the team is had a press conference to introduce a back-up quarterback. There was no coach, owner or players at the conference. Yep they really, really want him.

Jet’s are just starved for attention.



 

Here is the question that no one, that I have heard or read has mentioned:

An honest question deserves an honest answer

If Tim Tebow was any religion other than a Christian, would he have still gotten this same coverage. NOT!!



Frank McCourt buys the Dodgers, the stadium and surrounding area for $430 million in 2004 and yesterday he sells it for $2.15 billion dollars to a group that includes Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. Mark Walter, Guggenheim Capital (the main source behind the $$$$) chief executive, will be the controlling owner. Kasten will run the team, while magic will also be involved in some of the day-to-day activities and will be looking to woo free agents.

The Johnson group, largely funded by Guggenheim Capital chief executive officer Mark Walter, agreed to purchase the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium and a 50 percent stake in the parking lots surrounding the ballpark from McCourt for $2.15 billion.

After Frank pays off his ex-wife $131 million and some $579 million in debt, he will taken in over $1.5 billion dollars. On top of that he gets to buy the half the parking area of Dodger Stadium and surrounding area for $150 million dollars.

I got to buy me a team!!

Til Next Time

Scott

PS. Tebow didn't actually Tebow for me

Buzz from the Bleachers
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: Tebow Manning Satan Jesus Japan MLB NFL London Dodgers Dayton Dragons Chris Mullin Starter ad Starter jackets

Not sure how many of you caught this interview on ESPN, but it has a great take on the Manning-Tebow situation:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/dfead2eb1e/satan-and-jesus-discuss-peyton-manning <----- Yeah, I don't know how to add links that aren't on YouTube. Those lazy bastards at Funny or Die haven't uploaded this to YouTube yet. Still, click the link. It is well worth it my friends. 

So today would mark the unofficial start of the MLB season as the Oakland A's take on the Seattle Mariners in Japan. The game features two of the closest franchises to Japan as well as the return of their native son Ichiro. Like Frag's post suggested, this could very well be Ichiro's last season. In the last year of his contract with Seattle, there is no better way for him to open his season.

Now many will raise the question as to why the season starts in Japan. I can see several reasons. One is that the game is already pretty popular in Japan. Japanese fans love the games in Japan and nearly 45,000 fans were on hand for both games of last season's Red Sox-A's series. The return of Ichiro should only boost number as well as TV ratings to the chagrin of the Nippon league and Japanese prime time shows. 

The second is the history of Japanese players migrating to the United States. My best recollection of the start of this trend came in the form of Hideo Nomo. Ichiro is without question the MLB's greatest Japanese import, but notable players like Hideki Irabu, Hideki Matsui, and the most recent addition of Yu Darvish. For the MLB having such a big stage in Japan could only spur more players to make the jump. Some may say series in countries like the Dominican could be helpful too, but I've never heard talks of any. Besides, Japan simply has more cash flow.

While this series seems to make sense and the MLB has not announced any plans to expand to Japan, it seems to stand in stark contrast to the NFL's adventures in London. This season will see the Rams square off with the Patriots in the game at Wembley. It was announced that the Rams would become the "home" team in London just this winter, as owner Stan Kroenke is also majority shareholder of the soccer club Arsenal. The Rams will be playing in London for the next three years and the league has been debating adding a second game in England.

Talk has also been made of adding an expansion team to London. This talk seems to fly in the face of mediocre ticket sales and the all too familiar and recent collapse of NFL Europe. ESPN America has been broadcasting around 100 NFL games plus playoff and Super Bowl coverage to nearly 41 European territories as of 2009, and the number may continue to rise. 

Still, the idea just doesn't sit well with me. I don't see the draw in adding a team in London. It would be a scheduling nightmare. Hawaii's college football team has a hard enough time getting opponents to fly in and they don't have to cross international waters. Any team flying to London or that team having to come to the states (especially the west coast) would be at a distinct disadvantage. I also don't see a huge demand for the NFL in London. They get decent crowds, but I don't see the kind of passion they have for their soccer or rugby teams. I have realized that geography means nothing in sports, especially when UofM still declares themselves the champions of the west, but there's nothing national about London. I think an exhibition game in London would be fine, but regular season games have been a mistake and adding to that schedule only compounds the stress put on teams.

Back to good news for baseball, Frank McCourt has sold the Dodgers to a group lead by Magic Johnson and former Braves and Nationals president Stan Kasten for around $2 billion. Oddly enough, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke was also in the hunt along with some folks who have a share in the new Mets ownership team. From what I have heard, however, Magic and his team are the best fit. Now, a few of you may cry foul due to Magic's investment in the LA area, but that should only inspire him to improve the team. Some may not be sold on Magic as a businessman, but I have some proof he'll be good for the Dodgers and the MLB.

In tiny Dayton, Ohio is a class A Midwest league team by the name of the Daytona Dragons. The team is in the Cincinnati Reds farm system and has nurtured talent like Adam Dunn (sorry Chi-Sox fans), Joey Votto, and Hay Bruce. They've also sold out 815 consecutive games. They do it with great promotions, an attachment to the city, outstanding customer service and a pretty decent product on the field. They've got plenty of loyal fans and season ticket holders. Their story has been featured around the globe and on our favorite four letter network's Outside The Lines (probably one of the best shows on that channel). If Magic and the gang kind bring that type of service to the Dodgers, they'll do just fine and restore a bit of faith to a proud franchise.

Well, that's it for me this week. I have no challenge this week, but have to agree Harvey's Like Mike videos and Frag's zumba pic may be slightly more 90's than a Chris Mullin Starter ad. Still, you all know you had a Starter jacket back then. I had a pretty amazing Tigers jacket, but we gave it away once I out grew it. My bro's kid would look pretty boss in it had we kept it and he gotten really big, really fast.

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Hope you all have a great weekend and are ready for some baseball. I'm going to enjoy watching IHM and my Tigers taking on Sully's Red Sox.  What a way to start the year. Anyone else thinking about a Jon Lester-Justin Verlander pitcher's duel? Well, I leave you guys with your word of the week.

baseball card burden, noun

The state of an adult possessing many thousands of once valuable, now worthless baseball cards. The burden carrier is cursed with holding a sliver of false hope that the cards will one day become worth something. So, the burden carrier must keep them in "mint" condition(not in the attic or basement where space is abundant) No, the burden-afflicted takes-up large amounts of climate-controlled prime closet space with this mass of what amounts to thousands of glossy toilet paper squares. The burden also weighs heavy in domestic squabbles. If your wife asks you why those cards are taking-up half of the closet, you can say nothing. There is no defense. They are the quivalent of a Precious Moments Burden for women.
 
"I really would like to buy that new coat. But if I do, I will have to get rid of my vacuum cleaner to make space in the closet"
"Such is life with the baseball card burden"

 

 

 

 

 

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