Thursday, April 21, 2005

You should read this book

I just finished reading Yankees Suck!: The Unofficial Guide for Those Who Hate, Despise, Loathe, and Detest Those Bums from the Bronx, by Jim Gerard. I saw it hidden amongst the baseball books at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, liked the title, saw that it was only ten bucks, and decided to get it. Only ten bucks AND it's about hating the Yankees?! That's a great deal at twice the price.

Anyway, it's a quick and enjoyable read, as well as being jam-packed with lots of useful information to throw back at the next spoiled, moronic Yankee fan you encounter.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Thoughts from a baseball game

Finally able to get the first baseball game under my belt last night. Big Tom and I ventured to Chattanooga to catch the second game of the Lookouts' home opener. Pretty good game, although the Lookouts were beaten by West Tennessee, 7-3. (Okay, so Tommy was happy about the outcome, anyway.)

If the game wasn't sold out, it was pretty damn close, and I think a few of those folks in attendance actually came to watch the game. People- baseball games are for watching baseball and drinking beer- NOT for wandering about the ballpark in a pathetic attempt to see and be seen. And here's a fashion tip for all the fellers out there-- you may only wear your cap backwards for one of two reasons: a.) You are under the age of eleven years old, and b.) You are currently squatting in the dirt with a batter's ass in your face and an umpire hunkered down in said dirt behind you.

And while I'm sharing fashion and etiquette secrets, here's one more: guys looked stupid wearing pink back in the 80's; they still do today.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Things that suck

Here is a list of things that suck:


*The New York Yankees

*Girls from Englewood

*Pitching seven innings of two run, 15 strike-out baseball and still being saddled with a loss.

It really is a shame that John Smoltz pitched so brilliantly yesterday afternoon, yet was unable to pick up a win. I suspect the Pedro/Ron Jeremy mutation read my previous post and used the inflammatory material as motivation, thus allowing himself to toss a one-run complete game. In the future, I will encode any derogatory comments about 'Pedromy' deep within my postings and only my faithful reader(s) will be able to decipher them, via stylish decoder rings of my own design.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Early AM (but late night for me) thoughts

Atlanta is now firmly entrenched in first place in the NL East after another win last night. (Okay, so it's a bit early in the season; I takes my pleasures wheres I can.) The win against New York also dropped the Mets to 0-4. I take a bit of wicked delight in this after constantly hearing about how great they'd be this season. I don't care if you do have Pedro in the rotation and Beltran's bat in the lineup- crummy defense will always manage to steal a loss from the jaws of victory.

My early thoughts on the '05 club? The defense has been pretty darn good, the hitting has been a little spotty. (I expected both.) What's really surprised me so far is how well the bullpen has performed: Dan Kolb's got three saves notched already.

Speaking of Pedro, is it just me or is he starting to look a lot like Ron Jeremy?

Friday, April 08, 2005

Hello boys and girls

I'd like to begin today's post by airing a few grievances with The Home's management. (For those of you still playing along at home, that'd be me.) It's a bit difficult to update a blog (and keep track of Sloth's young hottie of the day) with a perished computer. Okay, I exaggerate: it hasn't quite perished. Yet. All I can say is the about:blank virus is a very nasty little virus and has made the 'net a constant source of frustration for those fine folks that keep this blog updated. Management needs to get off their lazy ass and order a new 'puter from those fine folks at Dell so's things can get back to normal.

Okay, on to the baseball. I got up early to watch the Brave's season opener Tuesday. I shoulda stayed in bed. Smoltz got drubbed and injuries to Giles and Estrada caused my blood pressure to creep up two spots on the Billboard charts. The team played well against a pretty darn good Florida club to take the series, Marcus and Johnny should be back for tonight's home opener, and I'm sure Smoltz will be ready to go next time around. And there was great rejoicing throughout the land...

Went and saw Sin City last night. I rather liked it. It was like watching an old Sam Spade or Phillip Marlowe noir picture with nudity and LOTS of violence. I haven't read all of Frank Miller's SC graphic novels so some of it was new to me, but the stuff I had read seemed to follow the original source material fairly closely, at least as far as I could remember.