Monday, August 24, 2009

Power Rankings

1. Tallcorn Cobras
2. Jimmy's Daddy
3. Hoosier Heat
4. The Rockpile
5. Client #9
6. Clark & Addison/Lawndale Longhorns

7. Clark & Addison/Lawndale Longhorns
8. Cornholers
9. The SwinGERS
10. Baby Gorillas
11. Year 2000!
12. CO Yankees

#5 and #6 spots are still WIDE OPEN. Keep this in mind. The Baby Gorilla's, who were treated like the Boston Red Sox this week, are still only 8 games behind Clark & Addison and the Lawndale Longhorns. I thought about packing it up, but I realized, I'M STILL IN THIS MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!

Will someone beat Heffley consistently? I'm sick of the Monday morning gloat filled IM's. Since I play him this week, I guess it's up to me. Bring it on, Hef.

I'll have further details about the playoffs starting this week. So stay tuned.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Power Rankings

Winners Bracket
1. Tallcorn Cobras
2. Jimmy's Daddy
3. Hoosier Heat
4. The Rockpile
5. Client #9
6. Clark & Addison

Losers Bracket
7. The SwinGERS
8. The Cornholers
9. Lawndale Longhorns
10. Baby Gorillas
11. Year 2000!
12. CO Yankees

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recap Monday

Some people view fantasy baseball as a leisure sport. Something to do to pass the time while having your morning coffee. Not here in PG Sportsworld. The following text was sent to T-Dub from Mr. Hackman yesterday- "Jess (Mrs. Hackman) is in labor, what were our final scores".

All I have to say is wow. Talk about dedication to your squad. Well done, Mr. Hackman, you have earned our Miller Lite Quote of the Day. Hope all is well with the wife (and new baby). Congrats!!

Baby Gorillas-5
Clark & Addison-5

Andy Pettite turns in a clutch performance last night to tie the game for the Baby Gorillas (lowering the team ERA to 3.55 for the category win). If only he would have had two more strikeouts, the Gorilla's would be tasting victory this morning.

The Rockpile-6
The SwinGERS-4

Fairly close matchup here, as Rocky Mike continues to hover in playoff territory. The SwinGERS are showing power, but they need to button up that pitching staff. The Zambrano injury certainly complicates things.

Jimmy's Daddy-8
Lawndale Longhorns-1
Tied-1

Some people comes out of the gates guns ablazin, some hang with the pack and flex their muscle down the stetch. Jimmy's Daddy would be the latter. A weekend of offensive dominance firmly places the Daddy's atop PG East by 15 and a half games, while the Lawndale Longhorns attempt to do their best Boston Red Sox Choke Artist impression.

Hoosier Heat-5
Cornholers-2
Tied-3

A very interesting matchup. Very rarely do you see 3 tied categories by weeks end. And make no mistake about it, this contest was as close as you can possibly get (with the exception of stolen bases and saves). The ERA category was 3.5474 to 3.5438. The batting average category was .2679 to .266. It's a tough pill to swallow for 3K, losses like this are hard to recover from. Meanwhile, Mr. Hackman is sitting in a hospital somewhere in Indiana explaining to his brand spanking new child that he won a nailbiter.

CO Yankees-6
Year 2000!-4

Tough week for Fenway Ed. First, Big Pop Out managed to make Alex Rodriguez look like a stand-up guy, with that embarrassing press conference that was deluged with slimy lawyer-speak and excuses cloaked in shades of gray. Then, he is absolutely MANHANDLED offensively by Yankee Mike and the CO Yankees. Brooklyn took New England and give it the old Patrick Kane FIST TO THE FACE. THEN, to add insult to injury, the New York Yankees ABSOLUTELY MANHANDLED the Boston Red Sox. Unlike the overrated and outclassed Boston Red Sox pitching staff, Year 2000! managed to win the lions share of the pitching categories(a silver lining in a cloud of suckiness). As the tattered and ragtag group of mopes from Boston put their tail between their legs and resume their rightful place as second fiddle to a real team, Fenway Ed literally fights to stay in the playoff race. Here's to hoping the two of you don't make it.

Client #9-5
Tallcorn Cobras-4
Tied-1

The Russian's cut!!!! The Russian's cut!!! The Fighting Spitzers made a statement this week that 1. they are not out of this 2. they can still win it all and 3. they can take on all comers. The difference? Power and speed. 15 total homers and an amazing 42 runs scores were the difference in this one. Meanwhile T-Dub is left scratching his head while looking at his 0 stolen bases this week. Amazing how important one category can be.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Playoffs/Twitter

If the playoffs were held today, here is what the seedings would look like-

1. Tallcorn Cobras
2. Jimmy's Daddy
3. Hoosier Heat
4. Clark & Addison
5. Client #9
6. The Rockpile

7. The SwinGERS
8. The Cornholers
9. Lawndale Longhorns
10. Year 2000!
11. Baby Gorillas
12. CO Yankees

It should be noted that, in my opinion, every team in the losing bracket has a shot at the #6 seed. So this season isn't over for anyone. Fenway Ed was talking about retooling for next season. Dude, you are very much in the hunt. Other notables-

Lawndale Longhorns went from a 6 seed to a 9 seed in just a week. The SwinGERS went from a 9 seed to a 7 seed in the same time. Every game counts, boys!!

Ok, the Twitter revolution is catching on here in PG Sportsworld. I count 5 people that are signed up. Yankee Mike (mcomo4), 3K (roman2005), The Ger(jasongerwig), Rocky Mike(mikebranam), and myself (jclark9776). Join in, fellas, great way to talk baseball (and shit) without having to go to the blog (you can do it right from your iPhone or Blackberry).

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Recap Monday

video

Entrance music has quickly become a fan favorite at ballparks across the country. Players expressing themselves through song as they march to home plate is a neat little sideshow that left me thoroughly entertained this weekend during the Yankees-White Sox series. So much so, that I had to bring the old video camera out to U.S. Cellular yesterday to capture, what I believe, is the greatest and funniest entrance song there is. The award goes to Mr. Gordon Beckham who has chose "Your Love" by The Outfield. The song debuted on the music charts in 1985...Beckham was BORN in 1986. I don't know what's funnier...the southside Sox fans belting out the words (that they know by heart, btw) to the song or 3K looking up to the sky, smile on his face, as he lip syncs the words with a fondness I have never seen before in my life (part of his whole man crush, which we'll get to in the comments section). The best part is, the White Sox use ANY opportunity to play that song while Beckham is up to bat. Beckham hit two doubles yesterday, and yes, they played the song after both doubles. Let's think about this for a second, they play the song as he walks to the plate, he hits a double, and as he's standing on second, they play it again. It's like groundhog day....Beckahm.....I don't want to lose your love....toniiiiiiight.....fans singing, 3K fawning like a love struck schoolgirl. Beckham, I don't want to lose your love....toniiiiight....fans singing....more fawning from 3K. It's rapidly turning into a cult classic on the Southside and I've gotta be honest with you, I've been singing that damn song ever since Saturday. Now everybody, sing with me!!!!!!!!....JOSIE'S ON A VACATION FAR AWAY.....COME AROUND AND TALK IT OVER....SO MANY THINGS THAT I WANNA SAY....YOU KNOW I LIKE MY GIRLS A LITTLE BIT OLDER..I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE...TONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!!!!

Baby Gorillas-6
The Rockpile-3
Tied-1

Another big win by the Gorilla's as they try to get out of the cellar. Will be interesting to see how they fare this week. Tough loss for Rocky Mike, gonna slip in the power rankings.

Tallcorn Cobras-7
Cornholers-3

Not even Gordon Beckham could have saved 3K from this whooping. Not a bad performace, but T-Dub's staff and speed carried the day.

Hoosier Heat-6
CO Yankees-4

A great contest all around. Both teams played at a very high level, and that showed with the final score. Hackman's squad was just a little more powerful this week.

The SwinGERS-8
Lawndale Longhorns-1
Tied-1

I wonder what New Linc's reaction was when The Ger handed his ass to him on a platter?

Jimmy's Daddy-8
Clark & Addison-1
Tied-1
Probably was the same reaction his brother had, tough week for The Brothers McCreery.

Year 2000!-5
Client #9-4
Tied-1

Was great to see Fenway Ed out this weekend, despite his feeble attempts to move some of his bushers. Great win, still interested in Choo, call me.