Monday, October 31, 2005

Epstein's left the Sox! Wow, pretty surprising, especially so since he's talking about leaving baseball altogether. Burnout perhaps?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The team Bobby V is facing in the Japan Series, the Hanshin Tigers, suffer from the "Curse of the Colonel"
in 1985, when the Tigers last won the Japan Series, celebrating fans uprooted a statue of the KFC Colonel after the clinching game and threw it into a river in Osaka. They have not won since..............................(and are now down 2-0 in the series thanks to MATT FRANCO!)

Meanwhile. the president of FOX blames short games for the ratings dropoff in this year's World Series!!!!!

Maybe it's the inane announcers and deluge of graphics and video-game crap that turns off much of the nation. good article today in the times revealing the "video-game" philosophy of Fox' baseball producers.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Marines are in the Japan Series! Check out the pic of Bobby V being tossed in the air by the team.

Leo Mazzone to the Orioles! Excellent, he's out of the Mets' division, and into the Yankees'. This will be the year the Braves finally lose the divison.

Monday, October 17, 2005

I think the end of the article sums it up absolutely perfectly:

In closing, let’s hear from the great Keith Hernandez who said, “You don’t win a World Series drinking milk.”

Screw Clemens. Go Sawx.
I can't see how it's possible to root for clemens and his robin, the boy wonder sidekick. they're wack and their whole "let's ride/lift together" relationship is just too weird.

wouldn't mind seeing jose contreras win the world series mvp. traded for esteban loiza and a bottle of rogaine. oh, and one of the great postseason peformers el duque even tho the chisox will never use their bullpen again.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Speaking of the 'stros, has anyone else noticed that they have zero Molinas on the team?

From Ravi: Modern Drunkard magazine article on the '86 Mets.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Speaking of the 'stros, has anyone else noticed that they have zero black players on the team?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Here's the dilemma for Yankee-haters: do we root for or against Clemens, Pettitte, and the Astros? I realize some of us may have other reasons for hating Clemens (i.e. trying to kill Piazza), but would the Astros winning the World Series be positive or negative for a Yankee-hater? On the plus side, there will be lots of outrage among Yankee fans, both for the betrayal by Clemens and the foolishness of the Yanks for not re-signing Pettitte. On the con side, Yankee fans may become even more self-righteous about the greatness and clutchness of the "real" Yankees like Pettitte and Clemens (ignoring that Clemens wasn't around for much of the dynasty).

I'm torn. I'll probably end up rooting for the Cards. Whichever side you choose, we can all rest easy at night knowing that the Yankees won't win.
Last year there was a lot of hooey about Red Sox fans losing their meaning or existence if the team won. Obviously, that was nonsense.

but meanwhile, there is another faction of fans who are at risk of actually losing their reason for existing.....Yankee-Haters.

Now what? it's barely October and there are no yankees to root against. Time to once again watch baseball?