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.