Friday, July 17, 2009

Gut Check Friday

Who are those two dudes, you ask? Why, it's Mr. Hackman on your left, and the Almighty T-Dub on your right, enjoying the All-Star Game festivities. Still no recap from anyone, and I've gotta be honest, I'm a little disappointed. We've gotta start organizing an annual PG Sportsworld convention/weekend getaway. Who's with me?

Since this is a shortened week, let me sum it up for you guys right now (for all teams)-

This contest is wide open, it's anyone's ballgame, this one will go down to the wire, it's a toss-up, could be a photo-finish, etc, etc, etc.

This week has to be the scariest week for a lot of teams (especially the ones in first place). One bad day, and your week is absolutely OVER. You could conceivably get skunked as a result of 3 days of poor play. On the other end, you could be the one doing the skunking. Here's to hoping my team is a skunker, not a skunkee.

Anyone hearing any juicy trade rumors (rumors that cannot be accessed through mlbtraderumors.com)? Speaking of mlbtraderumors, he's reporting that the Nats are looking to shop Willie Harris. Ask 3K to tell you about how we procured Willie Harris' second career home run (otherwise knows as "The Willie Ball").

B.J. Ryan to the Cubs. How does that situation shake out? BTW, was listening to the Score this week, some broad called up and said that she is neighbors with Carlos Marmol and the reason for his shitty performance is because he parties 24/7. How funny is that?

Line(s) of the day comes from the Trib's Rick Morrissey-"having someone in the most powerful position on earth who doesn't know a fly ball from a football....He throws like a....wait, I'm not going to say it. It's not worth the protests by the US women's national softball team.....let's just say he throws like someone who hardley has played sports. If I'm North Korea, I attack right now".

And this little nugget is the closest thing to absolute truth that I have ever heard-"Throwing a baseball is the great revealer:It exposes whether you're athletic. There are no excuses....if you're an athlete, it almost always comes out in your throwing form".

Speaking of absolute truth, how about the Sun Times Joe Cowley, who penned this beaut...-"I've always pulled for the bad guy. I wanted Tona Montana to live at the end of Scarface, I thought Sonny should have remained alive to run the Corleone family, and I still recognize Clubber Lang as the true heavyweight champion of the world from the Rocky movies and I know deep in my heart that the All-Valley Karate Tournament was fixed because there is no way Daniel LaRusso would have gotten past Dutch, let alone Johnny Lawrence".

And speaking of Daniel LaRusso, I just want to address something Yankee Mike said on yesterday's comments re: hypothetical trade situations for teams that would land Roy Halladay. Yankee Mike suggested Halladay for Austin Jackson, Jesus Montero, and Joba Chamberlain. I know it's hypothetical and in good fun, but someone in your immediate vicinity should slap you in the face.

19 comments:

Cornholers said...

I'm really sick and tired of hearing about Obama's pitch at the AS Game. I like to see some of these 48 year old, fat, sportswriters throw the ball to home plate. Oh yeah, and do it while you're wearing a 10-lb bullett proof vest under a bulky jacket!

This is such a bullshit week. I think this should just be an "off" week altogether, otherwise combine it with next week for a prolonged week. A short week can play havoc with the scoring. Total bullshit...oh yeah, and I'm 0-9-1 after the first day.

PG said...

Wow, a little bit of the acid tounge today from 3K. I wonder what those comments would look like if he was 9-0-1?

You've gotta admit, Morrisey is on target with the "girl aaahhm" of Obama. Bullet proof vest or no bullet proof vest, he throws like a 6 year old girl. I don't even care about him bouncing it or not. He has female form. If I'm Obama, I do one of two things-1. Head out to the Rose garden and learn how to throw a baseball or 2. Don't throw out first pitches.

Come on, 3K. Politics aside, he needs to work on it.

SwinGERS said...

The only positive thing people remember about Bush is his ability to throw out a first pitch....and given the destruction he left in his wake, I'm ok with a president not dwelling on how well he can pitch a baseball.

PG said...

See, I'm the opposite. If I'm President of the United States, the only thing I care about is nailing the first pitch. Wars, the economy, AIDS in Africa, etc, that's not why you run for President. You run so you can walk out to that mound in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans, toe that rubber, rock back and show everyone in the world that you've got a fuckin howitzer for an arm and you're not shy about using it. And after you've thrown a little gas, you don't give a "thank God I didn't fuck up fist pump"...you simply walk off the mound and give the catcher the old, "I fuckin told you so finger point".

Edward said...

For everything PG says about being more of a Libertarian than a Republican it is now all b.s. - "See, I'm the opposite. If I'm President of the United States, the only thing I care about is nailing the first pitch."

You, my friend, are a modern Republican - only caring about issues that have absolutely nothing to do with actual governing in order to satisfy personal interests. Anti-abortion, pro-religion in public schools, allowing the purchase semi-automatic weapons (for hunting of course), and the ability to throw a strike. You might as well pack up and move downstate my friend.

PG said...

That's not called being a Republican, it's called being a person that has a good arm.

Cornholers said...

15 years from now I'm going to knock on PGs door, bullet proof vest (and bulky jacket) in hand and ask him to hose me one from 60-feet, 6-inches. I will record the episode and post it on You Tube in a split frame next to Obama and we'll see who is the worst lefty!!

Mr. Hackman said...

St. Louis was madness this weekend! From non-stop baseball,to the way T-Dub can handle a grill, and to the hot little Asian stripper that went to high school in our confrence 4 hours away.(Still my favorite part.) Obama's pitch was overshadowed by the stealth flyover in my opinion...and how during the presidential montage on the scoreboard before the game can cheers for "W." outweigh the boo's is beyond me. I am also for a convention of some sort every year. It was nice to be able to meet Cliet #9 and would be nice meet others.

Michael said...

Hey Pg, for all your big talk, learn how to read.. I said those three and someone else, but not sure who it was. Also said I wouldnt trade for him.. Lohud shares my opinion on that as well....

Cornholers said...

I first suggested a "convention" back in February. I believe we look to hold at least 1 "convention" per calendar year. Here are 2 options:

1) To coincide with the baseball winter GM meetings we can have the inaugural PG Sportsworld Convention at the beginning of December in Indianapolis.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/events/wintermeetings.jsp

Orlando, Dallas and Nashville are the locations for the following 3 meetings. All we would really need to do is somehow get our hands on a Winter Meetings Passport allowing access to the Job Fair and Cocktail Reception!

2) Can anyone say Vegas? Whether it be Labor Day weekend for the start of NCAA football, or SuperBowl Sunday for the culmination of our Fantasy Football season, both sound like outstanding opportunities to tell the Mrs. "honey, I got the obligatory email with VEGAS!!! in the subject line, I have to go".

So the beginning of December in Indy could be a fun little road trip for most people. With the possibility of hearing the hot stove in person. Or the end of January in Vegas for the biggest gambling weekend of the year.

I also suggest an alternating coast set-up each year to be kind to our Southwest and Rocky Mountain members.

Michael said...

that was said with as much love as possible..

Michael said...

Okay, just read your comment on last post. I agree with you PG. I WOULD NOT DO that trade, but I think that is what the Blue Jays would expect from NY...

Cornholers said...

I think you can put the entire NYY and TOR paring to bed. Jays have already said they aren't going to trade Halladay within the division.

Michael said...

I hear you on that Chole.

And on Obama, yes he can ball it up, but if you know you are throwing out the first pitch, man practice.. that was sorry... He went to the rubber, so that was good, but downhill after that...

Mike said...

First things first - No way in hell Larusso even lays a finger on Dutch without having his ass mud stomped back to Parsippany. That cuts the movie down to about 50 minutes, end of story.

3k is unhappy about the first pitch talk because the man who threw it was rocking the ChiSox bullpen jacket. As Commander-in-Chief, you have to be able to throw a baseball. If you can shoot a basketball, you can figure out a way to sling a baseball 60 feet without looking like a 4 year old trying to launch a watermelon.

Just curious, would anyone fight Mr. Hackman? Not me. The dude is at one of the greatest events that a sports fan could attend and he appears to be preparing to go Greco-Roman on any and all takers.

Edward said...

What about the convention coincides with our draft in Vegas during the NCAA basketball tourney. Think of the betting opps - basketball, NBA and NHL playoffs prop bets, MLB season prop bets, Bisho pontificating on how many bad draft picks made by 3K prop bets, the possibilities are endless!

Mr. Hackman said...

If it is possible to stay at the same hotel that the GM's are in Indy I would be in for sure.

Cornholers said...

It's friggin' Indianapolis, how many luxury hotels can there be in that town? I doubt Billy Beane will be kickin' it with Brian Cashman at the free continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn (although they are the official sponsor of MLB).

There is only one 5-star hotel in all of Indy (The Canterbury). I'm sure we can narrow it down at some point.

NCAA basketball tourney....ughhH!!!

PG said...

Bring the bullet proof vest (on second thought, don't bother, I already have one), bring on the bulky jacket...like I said....mound, howitzer, and the "i fuckin told ya so" finger point.

Book it.

I'll see you in 2023.