this woman was one years old the last time the Cubs won the world series.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
the struggle is
Friday, June 12, 2015
besides the world famous busblog league, my favorite baseball league is LouisvilleSluggerville.
this is my seventh year playing in it. it’s a keeper league.
ive never placed higher than fourth place, but usually i get massacred.
my problem is i have no pitching.
my outfield is amazing: trout, braun, harper and now billy burns
meaning the dirty cardinal Matt Holliday was ripe to get his ass traded.
young Carlos Correa got called up from triple A on monday and i didnt learn about it until too late
fortunately the commish, mike, owner of Gold Balls, was willing to part with the unproven rookie
in exchange for Holliday, who’s batting .303, and Nats infielder Yunel Escobar who is hitting .319
as long as he gave me a decent starting pitcher to help out my horrible rotation.
so i got Ubaldo Jiménez who only has 3 wins (his last four starts were no decisions and the one before those was a loss).
why would i want him? because his era is just barely over 3, his whip is just 1.26
and with 60ks he’s suddenly my second best pitcher in regards to strikeouts.
the day after mike accepted the trade Correa hit a homer and stole a base and Holliday went on the DL.
which hopefully symbolizes how amazing a trade this will be for my team, papi*
why is there an asterisk after the name of my team?
i put that on there in 2009 once some of the results from the mitchell report came out
and my best player, who i named my team after, had allegedly failed a drug test.
mlb refuses to tell papi what drugs were in his system, but
once someone as huge as Baseball puts a stain on your name
its super hard to remove it.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
fans weren’t allowed to attend the game because nobody likes the white sox
and also because of the rioting in baltimore
but mostly because of the white sox
it was the first time in baseball history where there were no fans in the stands.
orioles first baseman had a little fun with the situation by tossing the third out of an inning to a lucky fan.
but deep down everyone was happy they didnt have to see the sox in person
Monday, April 6, 2015
Wild Card: Cards
Wild Card: Oakland
World Series: Dodgers vs Mariners
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
they win too much
they fired harry caray
they stole Lou Brock from us
and of course many of their fans are racist
well some of them.
(although not my friends from blogger/twitter/LA Times)
but tonight they did something not terrible.
On Sunday their top prospect, Oscar Taveras, a right fielder, died in a car crash near his home in the Dominican Republic.
He was just 22.
So tonight in Busch Stadium they turned on the lights in right field.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
the most emotional is the one when he begins to realize
he’ll never be a big league baseball player
Monday, July 21, 2014
it’s been nearly four years since ive seen gaga, and even that was just briefly.
it was for yoko onos 75th birthday celebration.
yoko did duets with all these famous and interesting people
and at the end did two songs with lady gaga.
which were amaaaazzzzzing.
do i remember what the songs were: no.
did it make me run out and buy either lady gaga or yoko ono records: no.
was it one of the best live music moments of 2010 for me? yup.
am i the weirdest person? si.
amber texts me during baseball games and asks good questions.
for example yesterday the dodgers and the cardinals were playing on espn, so LA got to see their first place team for the first time in a long time.
hanley ramirez got hit with a pitch at his shoulders
and then when the dodgers took the field clayton kershaw plunked one of the cards right in the leg.
the ump dramatically pointed at kershaw, then the dodgers’ bench, and then the cardinals bench, to warn them that if anyone else got hit theyd be thrown out.
but then later in the game hanley got beaned again and nothing happened. no one got ejected. in fact the pitcher struck out the next two batters, but then adrian gonzalez drove in the winning run.
amber texted me and asked why the pitcher wasn’t tossed after both benches had been warned.
i said, life isnt always fair. especially in st. louis. the skid mark of the midwest.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
why? because Derek Jeter did everything correctly
and first and foremost, he was a gentleman.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
working more than one jobs is something i did in frisco and in college.
it’s one of the benefits of not have kids.
in frisco i actually had three jobs: i was a rep for several electronics companies, i had my own business setting up a/v systems in peoples houses, and i worked the box seats selling beer and hotdogs at candlestick for the giants
the thing i loved the most about the baseball gig was hearing all the different styles of nationals anthems. the most impressive was the dude with the singing saw.
but today in the nations capital during the cubs nationals game some guy busted with a violin made of a damn baseball bat.
and not only was he good, he was great.
somewhere in heaven tom jefferson knocked over his sam adams and said to benjamin franklin now thats what im talking about!