Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I try this about once a year.

Rekindle my blogging, that is.  I usually get really motivated for a post or two, but then something good comes on TV and that's all she wrote.

This year will be different.  I'll get distracted by something else.  Let's see if I can make a run at five posts before I just give up.

At any rate, here I am on opening day...watching on ESPN.  For christsake Miami's new stadium is absolutely annoying.  I understand that loud colors are in Latino heritage, but come on.  The lime green walls are irritating. ...and what the crap is with the monstrous sculpture thingy in the outfield.

...there's a lady hanging upside down in the stands of the outfield...

That's it!  I'm done.  I wonder what else is on.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A-Rod jokes about popcorn incident. Wait, what?

This is apparently news, on no less.

Apparently A-Rod "went ballistic" at Fox for showing him at the Super Bowl being fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz. What?  Is this a slow spring?  What the hell is this?  This just in, A-Rod takes a shit at the Yankee's Spring Training facility.  It smelled like roses.

Really ESPN?  Again, what the hell is this?

Some thoughts on Pujols' contract.

Here in the shadow of Busch III, all is not well.  Now that Albert has reported to Spring Training without a contract extension, St. Louis is on pins and needles.  Presumably, this will continue throughout the season and into Pujols' free agency

As we sit here today on February 20th, I think that the Cardinals are still the favorite to land Pujols.  The guy has said that he wants to retire a Cardinal.  His family is here.  His restaurant is here.  He does a lot for the community.  Despite all of this, Pujols in a Cardinals jersey in 2012 is far from a done deal.  Cardinals brass needs to put forth a tremendous effort...probably more than other teams.  Pressure to keep the best player in baseball is tenfold more intense than trying to steal him away.

If you have spent any time in St. Louis over the past few weeks, you have certainly felt the tension.  Some fans are in a panic.  The "Best Fans in Baseball" need to come to grips with a few issues.  Nobody...NOBODY..would be willing to give a hometown discount on the order of $50 - 100 million and 2-3 years on a contract.  It's not going to happen and I would lose respect for Albert if he did accept those terms.  Also, why does Pujols need to be altruistic and take a lesser contract just to stop the excessive spending on player salaries?  That trend would last until the next future HOF'er comes up for a contract extension.  Where were you when A-Rod was negotiating his contract.

Pujols will get one team or another.  Odds are it will be the Cardinals.  That's not, however, guaranteed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm going to try this again...

After more than a year off, I've decided to get back on the wagon.  You will start to see more posts least by me.  Runningman, J2T, and the Yellow Dart are pretty worthless, so I wouldn't hold my breath for them.  Besides, J2T is too busy soiling himself at the prospect that Albert Pujols may not retire a Cardinal.  I'm not sure I want to tackle that topic yet.  I have many theories...most of them far-fetched.  Some involve aliens!  

At any rate, I changed the look of the blog to make it seem like I really did some work to get this going again.  Besides that, I think it really classes up the joint.  I'll sell myself out right now and tell you the changes took less than 5 minutes.

Check out the comment to the one post from 2010.  I'm glad our international friends decided to take an interest in this blog.  

 Błędny rycerz said...
Przyjaźń jest jak ognisko: gaśnie gdy zalewasz je wodą lub przestajesz dokładać do niego paliwo.

I had no idea what this meant, so I put it in Google Translate:
Friendship is like fire: it extinguishes the saturating water or an explicit stop its fuel. 

Let's get two things straight if you are going to comment on this blog.

#1. Speak English, dammit!
#2. Form a coherent thought for fuck's sake.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hard to swallow...

On January 1, 2009, I posted this...

Looking for a better year in 2009.

Happy 2009 everyone. Now that the holidays are over and I am a little less pissed about the Yankees buying the free agent market, I can get back to posting.

I am not completely over the Yankees thing, so here is my abbreviated tirade. All I want in 2009 is for the Cubs to come into the new Yankee Stadium for the exhibition game and thoroughly trounce the Yankees. I think 37-5 would be an acceptable score. I'm all for teams spending money if they have it, but the Yankees do it in excess. The luxury tax payment doesn't make up for it, but whatever. I just hope that the baseball gods don't look favorably on the Yankees greed. Here's to a Yankees 40 man injury roster in 2009.

P.S. I really don't want only a Cubs exhibition game win in 2009. A WS Championship for the baby bears would also be nice.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holy Moses!

I haven't posted here since July. I can't lie, I have been busy. The future Mrs. Awesome is now the current Mrs. Awesome and we have moved into the Awesome Homestead.

I do have a comment to make that is baseball related. Bernie Miklasz, the fat oaf that contributes to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, wrote this charming article.

Please take the time to read this article in its entirety.

Done? Good. Let's discuss.

Bernie declares that Albert Pujols has clinched his spot in Cooperstown with his third MVP win today. Bernie, you are an idiot. If Pujols didn't win his third MVP and he finished out his career with a string of slightly below league average seasons, he would still make the Hall of Fame. This statement is coming from a Cubs fan.

If you haven't already, go ahead and read the comments posted by readers.

A bunch of readers actually agree that it was this arbitrary award that sealed it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Without Runningman, J2T, and the Yellow Dart... I free to write whatever I like without fear of repercussions.

I have a beef with Cardinal fans that I am going to illustrate here. This is one of those angry rant posts, so read on with great care.

Cardinal fans like to call themselves "The Best Fans in Baseball." This couldn't be farther from the truth. I will tell you why.

Most Cardinal fans really aren't. Go to Busch the Third and ask anyone who won the '85 World Series. Heck, ask them the last time the Cardinals won a World Series prior to 2006. You would be lucky to get 2 out of 5 fans that would know the answer to both questions. The fact of the matter is that the Cardinals have legions of casual fans. They are fans because all their friends are. Consider this. A group of 5 people are all friends. Friend 1 likes the Cardinals because Friend 2 likes the Cardinals. Friend 2 likes the Cardinals because Friend 3 likes the Cardinals. Friend 3 likes the Cardinals because Friend 4 likes the Cardinals. Friend 4 likes the Cardinals because Friend 5 likes the Cardinals. Friend 5 likes the Cardinals because Friend 1 likes the Cardinals. In this group, you have nobody that is really knowledgeable about the Redbirds. FYI, all my previous girlfriends were Cardinal fans (including the future Mrs. Awesome). One girlfriend asked me who Stan Musical was. Musical!

Cardinal fans will chastise you for booing players on your team. I actually got into it with the Yellow Dart recently over this one. Cardinal fans are like parents of a little league player. "It's OK, go out and get them next time. You gave it a good shot." Puke. I buy team apparel. I attend games. I am paying the bills. I demand results. You don't produce and I will let you know about it. I'm not going to coddle you.

Cardinal fans are extremely uppity. Recently, some bonehead with a laser pointer in Philly disrupted the game. All I heard the next day was "Philadelphia fans are so obnoxious. Philadelphia is a sh*thole. Philadelphia fans are not real fans. They only sell out because they just won the World Series." Way to prove that you are the "best" fans of any team by slamming other fans. I shouldn't even mention it, but the preferred nickname of Wrigley Field in St. Louis is "The World's Largest Gay Bar." Good one, St. Louisans.

Finally, I am a Cubs fan living in St. Louis. Don't tell me you are a more dedicated fan. You don't know what dedication is until you have to hear "When did your team last win the World Series?" on a daily basis. Where were all of you in the early 90's? Oh, so you're not the "best" fans in sports when your team sucks.

I feel better now. I have made up for defending a Cardinal.