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.