Friday, August 25, 2006

How did I not know about this?

San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy is legally blind without contact lenses? Really? That is ridiculous. A major league pitcher is blind as a bat without his contacts? It's going to be pretty hard to criticize Jake in the future...I'll just assume he gave up that game winning gopher ball because he got dirt in his contact and couldn't see the pitcher's sign...or the batter. How the hell hasn't he drilled a guy in the head yet? (maybe he has...I don't even think retrosheet can help me there) So far this year Jake is a pedestrian 7-12 with a 4.35 ERA for the Pads...but hell, the guy's blind, so that's pretty damn good if you ask me.

32 comments:

TJ said...

So which guy won the Hardcore Title?

Mark said...

Why does this kind of shit always (and I mean ALWAYS) happen in Florida? By the way, I have no earthly idea where Fruit Cove is.

Greg said...

"Fruit Cove" sounds like a series of gay softcore movies.

Mark said...

I'm guessing that means you have no idea where it is either?

How's the knee?

TJ said...

And how's your place? I heard you've done some "remodeling".

Geoff said...

Oh, and everyone should get their tickets early for the new Broadway review starring Mike Swint entitled "Fielder's Choice."

TJ said...

Playing the Mike Swint role...Nathan Lane.

rob said...

were there some late night hijinks yesterday, or are you still in pain from wednesday?

Geoff said...

There were hijinks...booze fueled. Open bar from 5pm until midnight will do that.

TJ said...

Hijinx and lowlights last eve...

TJ said...

It places the lotion in the basket...

TJ said...

Tom Brady cannot be happy about this

Mini Me said...

I hope a contact lense doesn't fall out while he pitches, otherwise he is real real screwed.

TJ said...

Mike Tannenbaum, go get Deion Branch...now...

TJ said...

Praise Jesus...there is word out there on the interweb Skip Bayless is done "writing" columns for Page 2. He will still, however, drag his corpse into Cold Pizza every morning.

Mark said...

There yo go with that "Jesu" fella again. He must be extremely popular in Chocolate City.

TJ said...

You know, "Jesu", the genitive case of Jesus.

Mark said...

I'm purdy smart.

Mark said...

Isn't this supposed to be Haiku Week here at GTB? What's going on Thomas?

TJ said...

Black glove gripping
My knife now soaking in blood
Time to kill Nicole

TJ said...

Damn it, I couldn't even get that right...

Mark said...

You've got all week.

TJ said...

Haiku sucks my nuts
YouTube is my saving grace
Will be fired soon

Mark said...

Nice. Ernesto's new projected path not so much.

TJ said...

Ernesto no fun
El Nino skit best ever?
Chris Farley is God

Mark said...

For those of you who don't habla espanol. El Nino is Spanish for...The Nino!

TJ said...

OK, this is extremely humorous to me...

"Relax guy..."

Mark said...

That last line got me TJ.

Mini Me said...

HAha.

rob said...

teejay - i'm stuck in coastal south carolina waiting for a hurricane to strike (slight poetic license). in times like these, a man needs entertainment to keep his spirits raised. gtb is my lifeline right now, and you're not delivering.

TJ said...

I have failed you Obi-Wan...

rob said...

still you have time, my son