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The Fall Classic

Posted by sburk44 on October 28, 2009

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The only possible way I can get Linds to remotley care about the World Series

The World Series (finally) starts tonight. Baseball is still my favorite sport but Major Leauge Baseball really knows how to screw over the fans. There has been no rythm to this post-season and the schedule has done nothing to facilite it. These guys play every day in the summer and now they have more off days in this month than all the off-days combined after the all star break. At least the bullpens should keep this thing “interesting” ’till the end.

Quick update from a former post I had about a Joe Posnanski article about the best hitters. Wachal – like many of his readers – was flat out offended Tony Gywnn and Pete Rose were not on the list. In classic JoePo style – he creates a new category to rank these “types” of great hitters and does so in a terrific blog post. Really – this guy’s blog is a must read just about all the time.

He also has this Joe paterno article made into an interactive thing by this company called FlyPMedia.

Check out their other stuff – including an interactive article about a new documenary with Jack White, Jimmy Paige, and The Edge. Pretty sweet concept.

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Posted in MLB, Uncategorized | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

WORLD SERIES PREDICTIONS

Posted by sburk44 on October 26, 2009

I had said in the earlier playoff predictions post Yanks in 5, and while I would have to change that to 6 or 7 here  -I will stick with what I originally recorded – that’s integrity (or something).

Cliff Lee v. CC… Will A-Roids stay dominant…? Will Mariano ever blow a save…? Will we be playing until Thanksgiving…? Put your comments and preditions below…Who ya got and how many games?

Winner receives the book below and gets to be more dumb after reading this gem by everyone’s favorite moronic color analyst…

People bought this shit at one point?

People bought this shit at one point?

Posted in MLB | 1 Comment »

WTF Kinda Week

Posted by spongebobmyshow on October 20, 2009

Now is it just me or was this week just on the weirder side of things?  Both in my personal life and across the nation I think some really bizarre shit went down.  The kind of stuff that just makes you turn around and ask yourself “What the fuck? Really? Did that shit really just happen?”  So here is my recap of some of the crazy shit that went down this week, in chronological order and arbitrarily starting on Sunday.

#1) Broncos go 5-0:  Now I am not the biggest sports fan around and so I certainly didn’t listen to all the pre-season stuff that got said about the Broncos.  This past Sunday was also one of the few times I actually sat down  and watched a Broncos game.  All I had heard is that we weren’t supposed to be that good and even during brunch everyone (and by everyone I mean my brother) was saying they didn’t expect the Broncos to win.  I don’t have anything intelligent or profound to say about the game itself, just that it was fun and it went into overtime and it had a lot of people asking “The Broncos are 5-0?!?! WTF??”

#2 Rockies Get Eliminated in NLDS-  Now I was at this game, not to mention sitting next to Phillies fans, and it was just absolutely heartbreaking.  To be ONE FUCKING PITCH away with your start closer on the mound and see him give up a two run double was terrible.  I don’t know how you real sports fans suffer through this shit year after year.  I am trying to think of an appropriate “breaking up with someone” analogy, but I think all of you out there get what I mean.  I also realized that I saw both the first and last games played at Coors Field this season and I feel like I can officially call myself a Rockies fan.

#3) 4th Major Bodily Substance Encountered at Work-  Some of the time at work I do things that are fun, productive, and truly rewarding.  The other 95% of things are not.  This weeks fun task was helping a kid clean up his own shit after accidentally defecating on the floor.  I had thus far encountered blood, vomit (often a mixture of both), and urine.  I was hoping I could make it without actual shit, but I was wrong.

#4) Nation Enthralled by Empty Weather Balloon- I think this is the biggest WTF moment of the week, if not the year so far.  Now I didn’t get a chance to watch all the craziness on Thursday, so when I got home and found out the nation spent half the day worrying about a kid in a balloon, so much so they shut down the airport and re-routed flights in and out of DIA, I was like WTF??  This whole event is just so damned bizarre and this family so fucking crazy it kinda makes your head spin.

So there you have it… my biggest WTF moments of the week.  If you have any yourself, feel free to share.

Posted in Broncos, MLB, NFL, Rockies | 1 Comment »

Monday Night Sports Extravaganza

Posted by sburk44 on October 19, 2009

Enjoy The Love While It Lasts...

Enjoy The Love While It Lasts...

Instead of enjoying myself this evening like A-Roids is sure to do…I sit here in our Library working on my journal article and other work tonight. So join me in discussing all the night’s sporting action in the comments below. Yanks already lead by 1 in the Second. Phils can take a vice-grip lead. Phyllis Rivers can go to hell – which is where he belongs (more to come…)

Posted in MLB, NFL | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

Can This Man Lead the Yankees to the World Series?

Posted by sburk44 on October 16, 2009

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I say yes – Yankees take the whole shebang – but not so much becuase of CC Fatbathia here…but more beause of this:

BA D. Jeter .334
HR M. Teixeira 39
RBI M. Teixeira 122
R J. Damon 107
OPS M. Teixeira .948

Posted in MLB, Playoff Picks | Leave a Comment »

Best Hitters Ever?

Posted by sburk44 on October 15, 2009

I love best ever conversations…which is why I LOVE Joe Posnanski – the prolific SI and KC Star columnist. He finds time to blog (for fun – not paid directly) about all sorts of things – including his love for Bruce Springsteen (ranks his favorite albums here) and especially his love for all things baseball.

This is a great little post he probalby spent a few hours on arguing about the 10 best hitters in baseball. He put Pujols 7th and Bonds 3rd. Take a look and see what you think

Posted in Best of all time list, Debates, MLB | 3 Comments »

NLCS Preview: From a Philly Fan

Posted by sburk44 on October 14, 2009

This series preview of Dodgers and Phillies was done by a friend of mine I have met through fantasy baseball. He is a huge Philly sports fan and has a great Philly sports blog (a real blog with ads and shit).

Here is his series preview (he did the same thing for the NLDS and picked the Phillies in 4 – and picked Carlos Gonzalez to dominate – he knows what he is talking about). Check out his site from time to time…I linked it in the Blogroll.

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