Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Don't Pity the Fool

While Rhyme-o finishes up what appears to be War and Peace Deux, and before I go watch clips of Josh Hamilton's Home Run Derby assault, I thought I'd share this gem with you. I find myself saying this a lot with our latest interweb offerings, but really, there are no words:


Did B.A. Baracus just throw a bible at two kids, FROM A TANK?

23 comments:

Rhymenocerous said...

To carry over the Hamilton HR assault to a new thread, the second biggest story of the night had to be Milton Bradley's attempt to portray himself as a lovable, sane All-Star. I think he got a little too excited about finally being included with the cool kids. He kept interrupting Hamilton at the plate, hamming it up to get himself air time. He brought Hamilton new gloves, rubbed his back, wiped his forehead and acted generally queer.

Most uncomfortable moment of the night - when one booth announcer (not Berman or Morgan) complained that the contest was "all white guys." Nothing brings awkwardness like bringing the race card into play.

Rhymenocerous said...

When it comes to using the word "bring" in a sentence multiple times, nobody brings it like me...

TJ said...

I have mentioned this before, probably in this space just one year ago, but I love the baseball all star game. I am actually very excited for tonight's game...and I am actually pissed at myself for missing Hamilton's display live last night.

And Jonathan Papelbon, I'd stop tugging at Super Mo's cape if I were you. Karma, she is a fickle friend.

rob said...

i saw papelbon's quotes in the paper, and if i had to guess, i'd say he's almost certainly pulling the reporter's leg.

rob said...

and i used to love the all-star game, but am far closer to ambivalent now.

TJ said...

rob, shocked to see you taking that stance on the Papelbon quotes. Simply shocked.

TJ said...

Was it that douche Rick Reilly discussing race? Is that what I'm hearing?

Geoff said...

I registered a complaint about it being "all white guys" in a meeting the other day...then we all laughed and exchanged business cards.

rob said...

that goofy fucker's innocent until proven guilty in my book, teejay.

papelbon, that is. not geoff.

Geoff said...

Hi Rob! Can I have a job...maybe starting in Januaryish...in the low to mid six figures? Thanks in advance.

Rhymenocerous said...

It may have been Reilly in the booth. I wasn't familiar with the voice, so it wasn't Orel or Sutcliffe or any of the Baseball Tonight crew.

In all fairness to MLB, the octet of sluggers they ended up with was not remotely close to what they wanted. Ortiz was hurt, A-Rod turned them down, and I'm sure they asked a bunch of non-whites to participate (Pujols, Ryan Howard, etc.).

I used to LOVE the All-Star game as a kid. I vividly remember watching the 1987 game. Dave Winfield, Tim Raines, Mattingly and others were the stars of the extra-inning game. I remember that Winfield played the whole game, which confirmed the theory in my 12 year-old mind that he was the coolest guy in the world.

rob said...

geoff, that ought to be right around the time the redskins are looking for yet another head coach. your timing would seem to be impeccable.

Geoff said...

Thanks Rob--very helpful. I plan to be a coach in the Spurrier mold. Quick 45 minute walk throughs Tuesday through Friday...standing 1pm tee time at Stonewall every day.

Zoltan said...

I never got into All-Star games. The players don't play hard, the game doesn't count, etc.

The Home Run Derby is nonsense. How could Josh Hamilton not be the winner?

Mark said...

Seems Milton Bradley can't win with guys like Rhymeo. He seemed genuinely excited to be there and sharing the experience with his teammate to me. But I'm just a young, dumb kid...full of optimism.

And, the reason that Dave Winfield was able to play all twelve innings in that '87 game? He and Rock Raines were doing blow together during the middle innings. Which, in fact, does make Winfield the coolest guy in the world.

TJ said...

I still vividly remember the Bo Jackson/Wade Boggs back-to-back jacks to start off the 1989 ASG...

Greg said...

Well Teej, that is yet one more memory that we do NOT share.

rob said...

i feel like it was just yesterday when ted williams blasted rip sewell's eephus pitch into the fenway stands.

TJ said...

Because you were trapped behind the wall in Berlin?

rob said...

i ever tell you that story? fucking krauts.

TJ said...

It was you, Lee Marvin, Chuck Bronson and Jim Brown right?

TJ said...

You probably could've used Mr. T and his Bible Tank in your battle...

Mark said...

Greg...get excited:

http://tiny.cc/qOqlh