On November 15 of last year, this blog reported on a Major League Baseball press release detailing plans for a 100th-anniversary celebration of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during 2008.
I saw no actual evidence of any special 100th-anniversary festivities this past season. Most notably, contrary to that press release, the [...]
When Jim and I started this blog more than four years ago, we shared a couple of fundamental principles. To wit:
1 The Devil Rays suck and will forever suck.
2 Bud Selig is evil, or at least incompetent.
Good to know at least one of those truths still shines.
Congratulations, Rays, on your first pennant of many. Congratulations, [...]
Since it’s the 100th anniversary of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” next year, there’s going to be some hoopla, including a performance of it during the seventh-inning stretch of the All-Star Game — as far as I know, the first time that’s happened since 2001. No word on its use [...]
12:00 — Salsa, chips, and cheese — lunch of champions!12:07 — Say what you will about TBS, I enjoy their “scorecard” graphics.12:09 — On WGN, they’re interviewing Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who at one point refers to baseball as “the industry,” which is just a horrible way to refer to baseball, although I’m sure [...]
A mere week after I actually offered a toast* at a dinner party to Bud Selig, in appreciation of that nasty, nasty man’s surprise brokering of an amicable new baseball labor deal, I find that I again have to credit him: surprisingly enough, he made a truthful statement!
“Tony La Russa is not a shrinking violet. [...]
It looks like the Florida Marlins are beginning yet another fire sale.
This will be their second such sale in their twelve years of existence. Are they determined to make the Devil Rays look good?
Anyway, if you want a speedy center fielder for your beer-league team, you might call them up. Sounds like they’d consider an [...]
Six hours into the broadcast — reflecting Fox’s ridiculously unrealistic 3-hour time slot plus the maximum 3 hours of TiVo padding, it was the top of the 14th…
The good news is that I had caught up to the live broadcast at 10:30, and set a manual recording for 11:00 until — well, just in case, [...]
That’s What Would Bud Do? Thursday afternoon game that’s the home season finale. Unlikely to be well-attended, even though this year’s Brewers team has been a lot of fun to watch.
I’m guessing Bud would do . . . nothing. Adjust his hairpiece, maybe fire off a fax to the Wisconsin state legislature about how maybe [...]
Says Hanger-on Luke, referring to yesterday’s Cubs/Dodgers game:
If I had a baseball blog I’d write about the fan I sat in front oftoday. He was a real piece of work, a young man clearly mentally disabled but both in love with and enraged by his Cubs, sort of a Rain Man with amean streak and [...]
Warning: Don’t click through this link if you think your hatred of the Commissioner of Baseball is sufficient unto the day, or if you like to avoid anonymous, gossipy allegations, or if you’re easily grossed out by images of this guy, well, doing stuff. Again, let me say: this is alleged behavior. Please, Mr. Commissioner, [...]