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I'm Just Saying....
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Tags: Drew Brees Joe Torre Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox Andrew McCutchen

I’m Just Saying…..

 

I know some of these are kind of late but I have been busy…..


 

Congratulations go out to Drew Brees who reached 50,000 career yards in the NFL. He also accomplished this in the least amount of games for those quarterbacks with more than 50,000 yards. Brees is 5th on the career yards list.


Congratulations also go out to Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox for their unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Torre has won 4 World Series and is the only manager to have more than 2,000 wins and 2,000 hits as a player. His record was 2,326-1,997, 5th on the career win list. La Russa won 3 World Series, guiding Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006 and 2011. He ended up with a record of 2,728-2,365, 3rd all-time . Cox turned the hopeless Braves into winners, winning 14 straight division titles and a World Championship in 1995. He finished 4th in career wins with a record of 2,504-2,001.


I Don't know about you, but I never considered manager Bobby Cox a clutch manager. For a coach to win 14 consecutive division titles and only win one World Series is beyond me. With the pitching and defense they had the team should have one more. In another word, if La Russa or Torre were managing the Braves at the time, an easy 5 to 6 World Series wins.


Andrew McCutchen’s big announcement:


 

Seattle Mariners are trying to make a statement with the signing of Cano, Willie Bloomquist, Logan Morrison, Corey Hart?

Arizona Diamondbacks were trading with anyone that would listen… LF Brandon Jacobs from the White Sox, A.J. Schugel from the Angels. Todd Glaesmann from the Rays, Mark Trumbo from the Angeks.

Even the Minnesota Twins were involved in the action by signing two free agents, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco.

 

Til Next Time

Scott.

Five Minute Frags - MLB Pulling Strings on LA Circus
Category: FEATURED
Tags: MLB Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Torre Bud Selig

 

"Joe has been an invaluable resource for me and all of us at Major League Baseball this year," Selig said in a statement. "I understand his desire to pursue an opportunity in Los Angeles. Joe has been a lifelong friend and I know that will continue in the future."

 

That’s what Commissioner Bud Selig had to say in regards to Joe Torre stepping down as MLB’s executive vice-president of baseball operations on Wednesday and joining a group attempting to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. But if you read between the lines, it sounds more like:

 

Joe Torre adds immediate legitimacy to the group headed by real estate developer Rick Caruso. He is my hand-picked choice to own the Los Angeles Dodgers.”

That’s right folks; I’m calling “Shenanigans” on the whole deal. If I am any of the other potential bidders, a list which currently includes Mark Cuban, Orel Hershisher and Steve Garvey, Peter O’Malley, Magic Johnson, et al, I’m crying foul as well.

 

It would seem to me that the field of potential buyers is already well-formed and financially backed. The addition of Torre to a group lead by a real estate developer (ahem, McCourt, ahem) doesn’t do anything to back-up the legitimacy of the process. All it does is signal that Bud Selig and the other cronies at the country club want another good-old-boy after watching McCourt tarnish the image.

 

To me, there are already two worthwhile groups here; the one lead by Magic Johnson and former Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten, and the one lead by Mark Cuban. Both Cuban and Johnson have strong business acumens, not to mention immeasurable competitiveness. Both groups would have the flash and drive to give the Dodgers the visible ownership that it truly needs. Both would do what it takes to make the team and the baseball culture viable again, especially with Arte Moreno setting up Anaheim like Ellis Island and taking on all the poor, tired, and huddled masses of Dodgers fans wanting to see the best show in town.

 

All Cuban has done is make one of the sorriest franchises in NBA history into a perennial contender and defending NBA champion. All Johnson has done was captivated the city of Los Angeles and the mass market of fans outside of the area and turned the Lakers into a national phenomenon.

 

Yet, we stand here this week and hear how Bud’s special friend has decided to throw his hat in the ring. Sure, I understand that Torre has his L.A. ties, having managed the team from 2008-10, but three years with a team doesn’t make you a staple of the market. That alone would justify Manny Ramirez trying to buy the team and moving it to “Mannywood”.

 

No, Torre is here because Selig needed him here. They need to control the Los Angeles circus when bids are submitted on January 23rd. They cannot allow a free-thinker like Cuban to walk into the ring like Al Czervik and take over Bushwood. No, Bud needs an inside man to make sure they have the anti-McCourt in place, someone who will follow the book on ownership to the letter and will roll over like a good dog when Major League Baseball wants him to.

 

Shame on you Joe Torre. Shame on you Bud Selig. And shame on any of the sheep that don’t see the wool being pulled over their eyes because there is a wolf in the herd.

Jane Fonda
Category: MLB
Tags: MLB Joe Torre Bud Selig

Pacific Island Rant

 

Recently a lot has been made about 9/11 and rightfully so.   I really didn't  get the hostility towards Jane Fonda but I think I do now. I  even saw her in a very old movie about the VA and Vietnam.   It was called 'Coming Home' and showed the reality of war.   At least at what Veterans endured when they did come home to the U.S.A.      As time goes on,  the contributions of the military become lost on us younger people.  But thanks to the Military Channel and the History Channel,  we can come to appreciate what these veterans sacrificed.   Many their very lives.    And then we have ass clowns like Jane Fonda, Fitty Cents and  Soulja Boi.  Chris Rock too.    As a consequence of living in the Philippines,  the USA and my native country are inextricably woven together.    To hear this kind of criticism minimizes what we suffered collectively.    I have here an email that I received.   It is from a GI too,  so I hope you like it.

 

 

Subject: FW: Barbara Walters comments on Jane Fonda


   
        
   Barbara  Walters said:

Thank you all.  Many  died in Vietnam for our freedoms.  I did  not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her  now.


  She can  lead her present life the way she wants and  perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT  have to stand by without comment and see her  "honored" as a "Woman of the Century."   
  
(I remember this  well)
  
For those who  served and/or died.. . .

NEVER FORGIVE A  TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!!

and  now President OBAMA wants to honor  her......!!!!

In Memory of LT. C..Thomsen  Wieland  who spent 100 days at the Hanoi  Hilton [Famous North Vietnam Prison]

IF  YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE  FORWARD THIS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL  KNOW!!!!!!
                         
A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE  HONORED.  KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS  AMERICA

This is for all the kids born in  the 70's and after who do not remember, and  didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers,  mothers and older brothers and sisters had to  bear.

Jane Fonda is being honored as one  of the '100 Women of the  Century..'

BARBARA WALTERS  WRITES:
  Unfortunately,  many have forgotten and still countless others  have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only  the idea of our country, but specific men who  served and sacrificed during the Vietnam  War.
 
 
    The  first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The  pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River  Rat.  In 1968, the former Commandant of the  USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison  the ' Hanoi  Hilton.'          
 
Dragged from a stinking  cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in  clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a  visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient  and humane treatment' he'd  received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was  clubbed, and was dragged away.  During the  subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the  camp Commandant 's feet, which sent that officer  berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force  Colonel still suffered from double vision (which  permanently ended his flying career) from the  Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden  baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan  was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in  the ' Hanoi Hilton',,, the first three of which  his family only knew he was 'missing in action'.  His wife lived on faith that he was still  alive.  His group, too, got the cleaned-up,  fed and clothed routine in preparation for a  'peace delegation' visit.

They, however,  had time and devised a plan to get word to the  world that they were alive and still survived.  Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with  his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of  his hand.  When paraded before Ms. Fonda  and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking  each man's hand and asking little encouraging  snippets like: 'Aren't you sorry you bombed  babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane  treatment from your benevolent captors?'  Believing this HAD to be an act, they each  palmed her their sliver of  paper.               

She took them all without missing  a beat.. At the end of the line and once the  camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief  of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge  and handed him all the little pieces of paper...   

Three men died from the subsequent  beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number  four but he survived, which is the only reason  we know of her actions that day.

I was a  civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam  , and was captured by the North Vietnamese  communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held  prisoner for over 5 years.

I spent 27  months in solitary confinement; one year in a  cage in Cambodia ; and one year in a 'black box'  in Hanoi . My North Vietnamese captors  deliberately poisoned and murdered a female  missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Banme  Thuot , South Vietnam , whom I buried in the  jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I  weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is  170 lbs)

We were Jane Fonda's 'war  criminals....'

When Jane Fonda was in  Hanoi , I was asked by the camp communist  political officer if I would be willing to meet  with her.  I said yes, for I wanted to tell  her about the real
treatment we POWs  received... and how different it was from the  treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and  parroted by her as 'humane and  lenient.'

Because of this, I spent  three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my  arms outstretched with a large steel weight  placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo  cane.

I had the opportunity to meet  with Jane Fonda soon after I was  released..  I asked her if she would be  willing to debate me on TV.  She never did  answer me.

These first-hand experiences  do not exemplify someone who should be honored  as part of '100 Years of Great Women.' Lest we  forget....' 100 Years of Great Women' should  never include a traitor whose hands are covered  with the blood of so many patriots.

There  are few things I have strong visceral reactions  to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant  treason, is one of them. Please take the time to  forward to as many people as you possibly can..  It will eventually end up on her computer and  she needs to know that we will never  forget.

RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt,
USAF  716 Maintenance  Squadron,       
Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431  COMM: 883-6343
  PLEASE  HELP BY SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS  BOOK.
  IF ENOUGH  PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER STATUS WILL  CHANGE.
 
 
Monday Moaning 9-12-11
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA NFL MLB Notre Dame Football Cleveland Browns 9-11 Joe Torre

No, this week we won't be starting off the post with a hottie...We'll start with Lady Liberty watching over the Ground Zero, and the construction of the Freedom Tower...I remember every detail from that day...From the moment I woke up, through falling asleep with the TV on late that night...We make a point to tell our kids about that day, and what happened...September 11, 2001 was the biggest moment in History, that I have lived through...We have to share our history with our kids, if we want them to learn...

I have no good segue at this point, to move into the much less important shit that I usually post...So here we go...I guess there are things my kids can learn from Notre Dame Football...


They can learn how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, as once again, The Fighting Irish gave away another football game...The Irish moved the ball well against Michigan, and the defense played an excellent first half...But then it all fell apart...Again, too many penalties...And again with the Turnovers...There is a group of Irish fans in love with QB Tommy Rees, and is great demeanor, but guess what...4 interceptions, and 2 fumbles, in a game and a half isn't fucking great!

Then there was this fucking guy....


Michigan QB Denard Robinson was pretty well contained in the first half, but the second half, especially the fourth quarter, he owned the Irish defense...Robinson is a big-time pimp, because he's got at least 11 bitches in his stable...Yes, the Irish D are all his bitches...In two games against Notre Dame, Robinson has over 900 yards of total offense...

As a lifelong ND fan, I'm disgusted...I can't wait for Hockey season...I lost some followers on Twitter Saturday night because of how I was blasting the Irish...But you know what, they earned that blasting...2 games into the season, and they handed both games to their opponents...Many of us Irish faithful had high hopes this season...Now, I'm just hoping they have a game without a turnover...Or one where the defense doesn't fall apart...Shit, it's no longer about wins, now it's just about not sucking...

I spent all last week defending Notre Dame Football to my buddies at work...I'm fucking done with shit...There's no defending this shit!

-Ohio State fan, again, I must remind you to relax...You beat Toledo...Big deal...Oh, by the way, you barely beat Toledo!

-Speaking of shitty Ohio Football...Clevelanders had their hopes up again, about the Browns season...And everyone thought they had an easy win coming Sunday against the Bengals...NOT SO MUCH...7 first quarter penalties for negative 48 yards! unreal! The offense looked awful early...But eventually they let Colt McCoy lose, rolling him out, and letting him look down field...But then they got away from it again...And like Notre Dame, late in the game, the defense crumbled...

I had hoped the Browns could put together a .500 season, but after the play today, and already being thin on the O-Line, and Linebacker, and in the secondary, and having shit at WR...They may be lucky to get 5 wins!

So here I sit...Born and raised Browns fan...Die-hard Notre Dame fan since I was a little kid...Football season has just begun, and I'm disgusted with my teams...Now I love college football, so it will keep my interest...But the Browns, I just don't think I can stomach another rebuilding year, considering every year since 1999 has been about rebuilding...Fantasy Football will keep in tune to the NFL, but I have little hope of the Browns turning it around quickly this year...After Sunday, I feel like it will be another, long, hard, painful, year for Browns fans...

-Did you hear about Joe Torre being a dick to the New York Mets...The Mets asked to wear caps representing 9-11 first responders...Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations, threw policy in their face, saying, "We just felt all the major leagues are honoring the same way with the American flag on the uniform and the cap. This is a unanimity thing.”

Heaven forbid, a team from New York, do something special in honor of their city's first responders, who gave so much...Torre is a perfect fit in the MLB offices...Just like Selig, he's a fucking douche bag!

That's all I have for now...Have a week...

Later, The Beeze.
 

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