Shorty’s first owner, Dinsdale Piranha, was an abusive man...cruel but fair
put a lot of pressure on ole shorty as you can see
Old Dinsey is demanding custody.
I called Atty Jackie Chiles. I’m not worried,
I’m not just some innocent bystander!
After the first week or so of MLB, the surprise teams are The Boston Red Sox , Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics in the AL and the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks
And Colorado Rockies in the senior circuit.
It’s amazing how a few wins by Thee Olde Towne Team can change your perspective of the new season. Weather it lasts or it doesn’t, doesn’t matter. You ride the wave and hope for the best. I went into the season with a ho hum outlook on this season, often joking on who would finish last, the Yankees or the Red Sox. After one week I’m saying, this team has some good young players and the potential for the veterans, Ellsbury and Pedroia to carry the load of a long season is there.
Can the starting pitchers, especially Lester and Buchholz ( Sully wouldn’t mind) keep going like they started the season? Both of these guys have shown flashes in their careers as top of the rotation hurlers, both pitched no hitters a couple years back.
Can Dempster win 10-12 games, can Felix Dubront repeat his 12 win season of last year as the number four and can John Lackey be an adequate fifth starter. Lackey hurt his right bicep in the fifth inning against Toronto the other day and will spend time on the DL.
Sox Manager, John Farrell believes that Psycho Alfredo Aseves will fill Lackeys spot in the rotation
Will David Ortiz ever finish his rehab…on April 1st he was said to have run wind sprints in the outfield…wind sprints…on April 1st…
Yikes, hope springs eternal… but wait...
Joel Hanrahan pulled his best Mitchell Boggs impersonation last night giving up 5 runs to the Baltimore O's in the 9th to tighten up the AL East.
My fantasy team oldmansgame took it on the chin in the first week to Miggy’s
Shorty told me not to draft aging pitchers that relied on velocity to win,
I should have listened.
I do have one or two bright spots, Justin Upton, Lance Berkman
so I lift a glass of Fred Light (now on tap at Moz) to these guys.
gold fish and a Fred Lite
These would make a good bar snack at the Tavern
FUTURE SHOCK 1.1 This section is where shorty takes a look into the crystal ball he took from Bill Parcells. As you remember Tuna used to say,” I don’t have a crystal ball”
That’s because shorty has it.
-NFL news May 2015
Rumor has it that Sir Roger has appointed an NFL “expansion czar” whose assignment was to identified 3 places out side of the contiguous forty eight to target for expansion…the list of three hasn’t been released yet but there is a rumor floating about places like the Tavern that names the following sites: Hamilton Bermuda, Alajuela Costa Rica and Toronto Canada and one inside the lower forty eight and that would be Los Angeles….shorty says his sources are reliable.
The 2 year is to plan is to add eight teams in total, one to each division. Four in 2015 and four more in 2017. The AFC and NFC East and the AFC and NFC West will get the first four.
The NFL expansion czar hasn’t been identified yet but again, shorty has his sources…reliable sources.
The most frequently named possibility is….
A guy by the name of Billy Shakespeare. Billy hails from jolly Olde London Towne and has been seen having tea recently with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones..
Shakespeare is not a stranger to the game and actually has NFL experience. Billy was a Cleveland Browns 4th rounder in the 1993 draft out of…you guessed it, William and Mary, a Classics and Literature major, he was a four year starter at W&M, he played defensive back at 5’11” -195.
He was ceremonially cut by the head coach William S. Belichick during training camp allegedly for attempting to re write the play book into proper English.
The coach was heard ranting around the locker room, Just do your job Billy just do your
After that unfortunate turn of events, he worked out with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the St Louis Cardinals before traveling to Barcelona where he was a special teams standout for two seasons. A wrist injury, diagnosed as carpel tunnel syndrome or chronic writers cramp ended an otherwise promising career.
He’s been involved in the attempt to get a team to London but it’s said he would settle for Bermuda for an expansion
The nick name of the Bermuda team would be the
And would be added to the AFC East
Stay tuned for the next segment of Future Shock and learn the latest from ole shorty himself
And now its time for:
Venison Burgers Sweet red bell peppers
Summer squash and Roasted potatoes
Serve with a fine Chianti.
What? you want actual sports?
NCAA. Basketball, congratulations to new Basketball Hall of Fame selectee Ricky Petino and the hard working Louisville kids.
NCAA Hockey,The Frozen four square off tonite 4/11
U Mass-Lowell vs Yale and
Quinnipiac vs St. Cloud State
The championship game is 4/13
I bought a “Mo Hate Me” game jersey for shorty,
he handed me $20 for a $2.50 shirt and said…Harry keep the change.
Thanks for the visit, now back to the present and some real sports talk >>