Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Know Your Minor League Mascot

Copious amount of ennui spiked with dangerous levels of work-related stress have kept Team G:TB off the scoreboard for much of the week, so our newest filler concept is doing yeoman's work.

League: Southern (AA)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds

Self-Absorbed East Coast Elitist Commentary: I don't have a great deal of snark to toss Muddy's way - the Mudcats' logo is killer. I'd want some gear, as a matter of fact, if it weren't for the red/black/grey thing we've already discussed. Carry on, Mudcats, you've got the G:TB Seal of Approval.

Gheorgheness Quotient: 65/77

29 comments:

jerome said...

Muddy the Mudcat? Sounds Dummy the Dumbass to me.

rob said...

agreed. he's no buster t. bison, that's for sure.

rob said...

and on the coaching front, i love the tony bennett hire by uva. need a little help from mark on shaka smart, just hired by vcu.

zoltan said...

I had a Mudcats hat in college but it never broke in properly and someone (Brady?) made off with it. A very solid logo, imho.

Mark said...

Shaka Smart just joined the UF staff last year. He came in with a pretty good resume and immediately became the staff's #1 recruiter. He's young (32), energetic and (I imagine) came highly recommended by Billy Donovan.

He recruited large parts of the current Clemson team as well as much of the Akron team that made the tourney a few years ago (had some of Lebron's boys on the team if I recall). From my perspective it seems like a hire thats very similar to when VCU tapped Anthony Grant. Grant was more experienced but he too "relates well" to student-athletes, on a number of levels. Not sure about his ability as a game coach but I think he'll keep talent coming in to VCU.

The Tony Bennett hire is a nice one. UVA fans may be bored to death at times but they'll be at least be watching winning basketball again. On potential issue: I'm interested to see if Bennett can convince Sylvan Landesberg to stay in Charlottesville and not (a) transfer or (b) go to the NBA.

Shlara said...

I like the Tony Bennett hire too. He's cute and he's a former PG, so he gets my endorsement.

Greg said...

Kind of ballsy that the "Carolina" Mudcats felt big enough about themselves to take the whole part of a state name. Usually, minor league teams are in places that are barely on the map like Ogdenville, Brockway and North Haverbrook. But not the Carolina Mudcats, no they get the "state" name.

Marlin said...

But do they have a Monorail?

Mark said...

Sorry Marlin but the mob has spoken...

Dave said...

who here loves "noodling" youtube videos as much as me? if you don't know what i'm talking about, check it out! (it is mudcat related)

Steve said...

So is mark cuban buying the lakers an april fool's joke?

Mark said...

Rob...you see your boy Wily Mo ranked in the the top 5 negative VORPs in baseball last year? Thats some fabulously sucktastic play right there.

TJ said...

So, we gonna see three 2010 starters for new KY coach Calipari during this McDonalds HS game?

Mark said...

Its quite possible. DeMarcus Cousins is definitely going with him to UK, imo, and I think Xavier Henry and John Wall end up there as well. If he does that AND holds on to either Meeks or Patterson...well, I don't really want to think about that.

TJ said...

Someone please give Carolina-bound John Henson a dozen doughnuts. He might blow away.

rob said...

altidorrrrrrre!

wily mo is just misunderstood. sucky and misunderstood.

TJ said...

Soccer is stoopid.

TJ said...

Keith Gallon has already won me over.

Mark said...

It's all about Kenny Boynton.

Mark said...

I'm pretty sure Renardo Sidney would just steal any donuts that we got to John Henson...

rob said...

bolivia beat argentina 6-1 today. that's...unexpected.

TR said...

Speaking of epic McDonald's moments, how about future Gator and Knick David Lee doing a shirtless dunk in the high school slam dunk competition. Go to the 2:50 mark of this video to see it.

Make sure to ask Julius Hodge about it the next time he waits on your table at Chili's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGwrFsOv_o

Mark said...

Good...Fuck Argentina.

Isn't Maradona coaching Argentina now?

rob said...

yes, i believe he is.

u.s. looking markedly worse in the second half. until that sweet goal by altidorrrrrrre.

TR said...

Pretty goal by the US to go up 2-0 after a decent stretch of lackluster play. The announcers just said Altidore is 19 years old, but ESPN's web site says he is 22 years old. Makes you think he might be Dominican.

rob said...

what's gotten into the bobcats?

rob said...

shitty goaltending, but still, altidorrrrrrre!

rob said...

wapo says skins are actively pursuing cutler. figures. i love the guy's talent, and really dislike everything i've seen of his personality. we had jeff george once already.

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