Tuesday, March 24, 2009

All seems to be right with the world...

I emerged from my doomsday bunker (aka Runningman's garage) this morning to find the world essentially as I left it. By the way, Runningman, you are out of Keystone light and puppy kibble. I discovered that Japan again won the World Baseball Classic. Whew! I mean, I really would like to see the mediocre US team win it all, but maybe they'll get lucky one of these tournaments. I was really relieved to see that the Netherlands had been eliminated.

All seems right with the world now...that is except that the start of the MLB season is still almost two weeks away. What's this crap, Bud? Why is Spring Training so excessively long? I was excited when pitchers and catchers reported, but I quickly grew tired of single A scrubs filling the lineup. Let's get with the program.

(Please excuse my anger. I haven't had "people food" in two weeks.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The third horseman of the apocalypse...

The sky will open and the oceans become as blood. A team from the Nether Kingdom shall reign supreme in conquest.

OK, OK. The third horseman of the apocalypse is famine. My reference here would be more closely related to the first horseman of the apocalypse, which is conquest. So, I am being a little dramatic, but this is huge.

In the baseball world, it feels like we just skipped over the first two horsemen and we are staring down the third. The End of Times is here...metaphorically speaking. I know that any team with decent skills can win two games, and if you played the games over again the Dominicans would probably win 96% of the time. So what? The Dominicans didn't win. That's so what.

This is all A-Rod's fault, dammit!

Monday, March 2, 2009

If you love acronyms...

you'll love this MLB WBC TST Kickoff post.

I would first like to analyze Team Korea.
Approximately 28.5% of Team Korea has the last name of Lee. Even more amazingly, 2/3 of the Korean outfielders on the current roster has the last name of Lee. If I had to pick a winner of the WBC based on the highest amount of Lees per capita, I would pick Team Korea to win it all.

All things considered, I would still rather play for a Lee-infused Team Korea rather than Team Kingdom of The Netherlands.

***Disclaimer*** I really don't know whether Lee is a surname or a given name in Korea. Some eastern nations put surnames first and given names last. I'm too lazy to look it up right now.