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Pics From My Birthday
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People Are Still Using Phone Books!
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"Head No Good" Podcast #1
I recorded a podcast today with Mike Holmes and Bruno Tysh (with whom I’ve been working on a couple writing projects), and produced by Zach Ames of 12 Shiny Nickels fame. It’s called “Head No Good” and after Zach edits it, I’ll see if it’s worth posting and whatnot. We discuss amazing topics (like Holmes recently seeing a homeless guy’s dick and a...
8/22: Who's Awesome?
If the season was over in the National League, the Dodgers, Phillies, Cardinals and Rockies would be headed to the playoffs. The Phillies have the best hitting. The Giants have the best pitching. Top 20 in HR, RBI and AVG: Albert Pujols (HR, OBP, SLG, OPS), Prince Fielder (RBI), Ryan Braun, Chase Utley, Ryan Zimmerman, Carlos Lee and Hanley Ramirez (AVG). Top 20 in W, K and ERA: Tim...
Usain Bolt Just Broke The 200m Record AGAIN →
The Angels Are All Hitting .300 →
Keith Olbermann On Christy Mathewson →
Meat Meet Meat
That title is in reference to a Robert Buscemi joke. I’ve been reading this book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. And it’s fucking my world up. I’m like, on page 84 and I’m seriously considering becoming a vegetarian. Really. Me. The quote on that page is, “Eating industrial meat takes an almost heroic act of not knowing or… forgetting.” And now I...
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2010 Watch: Fred McGriff
Today I’m going to see if Fred McGriff should get into the Hall of Fame. McGriff played for 19 seasons (1986-2004) with the Blue Jays, Padres, Braves, Devil Rays, Cubs and Dodgers. McGriff was often the best player on his team. In Toronto he had competition from Jesse Barfield, George Bell and Kelly Gruber. In San Diego from Gary Sheffield. In Atlanta from Ryan Klesko, Chipper Jones...
The Best Third Baseman Of All Time
Yesterday, I responded to a Yankees fan saying Derek Jeter was the greatest shortstop of all time. The conclusion that I came to (along with Rob Neyer) was that it was Honus Wagner. But he only edges out now-third baseman, Alex Rodriguez. So I was curious to see what A-Rod’s chances were of becoming the best third basemen of all-time. I’ll start with the Hall of Famers who played...
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The Best Shortstop Of All-Time: 1950-2009
After 1950, these are the only 5 shortstops to get into the Hall of Fame. Ernie Banks, Luis Aparicio, Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith and Cal Ripken Jr. Aparicio and Ozzie have 22 Gold Gloves between them, but not enough hitting to keep up with the rest of the group. And since all of them have at least one Gold Glove at shortstop, we know that all of them were solid fielders. Ernie Banks was...
The Best Shortstop Of All-Time: Through 1950
There are 23 shortstops in the Hall of Fame. And that Derek Jeter comment is still fucking my head up. I’ll do the old timers first. John Ward vs. Gorge Davis vs. Hughie Jennings vs. Bobby Wallace vs. Honus Wagner First of all, we can easily see that Wagner was in the first Hall of Fame class of 1936, which meant that he (along with Ty Cobb, Bade Ruth, Christy Matthewson and Walter...
2010 Watch: Edgar Martinez
Today I’m gonna look at Edgar Martinez’ chances to get into the Hall of Fame. Martinez played for 18 seasons (1987-2004) with the Seattle Mariners. The best players on those Seattle Mariners teams include Alvin Davis Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki and Bret Boone. Both Griffey and Ichiro won MVP Awards during their years in Seattle, so the competition was pretty...
Yankees Fans Are Getting Cocky Again
Derek Jeter became the all-time hits leader for a shortstop. That led this guy to say, “Jeter is in my mind the best all-around shortstop to ever play the game. Honestly, can anyone argue that someone is better? Please try.” Don’t mind if I do. Jeter’s played since 1995. There were 119 years of Major League baseball prior to that. Jeter is good. But is undeniably...
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Dane Cook, Jeremy Piven and Kid Rock Walk Into A...
Which one had his brother steal millions from him? Which one got mercury poisoning and which one probably has hep C?
2010 Watch: Andres Galarraga
Today, I’m gonna look at the chances of Andres Galarraga getting into the Hall of Fame. Galarraga played for 19 seasons (1985-2004) with the Expos, Cardinals, Rockies, Braves, Rangers, Giants and Angels. He had a great year with the Expos in 1988 (leading the league in hits), but didn’t come into his own until he went to the Rockies in 1993. He won a batting title, two RBI...
2010 Watch: Barry Larkin
The newest list of players eligible for the Hall of Fame includes Roberto Alomar, Andres Gallaraga, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez and Fred McGriff. I’m gonna look at their chances. Today, I’ll start with Barry Larkin. Larkin spent 19 seasons (1986-2004) with the Cincinnati Reds. After Ozzie Smith’s reign as the National League’s premier shortstop ended, he passed the...
Is Albert Pujols Already A Hall Of Famer?
I think everyone basically agrees now that Albert Pujols is currently the best player in baseball. But if his career ended right now, would Pujols get in to the Hall of Fame? The answer is technically no, since Pujols has only played in 9 seasons and the requirement is 10. But let’s say that rule is waved out the window. Does Pujols get in? Since Pujols is considered the best player...
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8/10: Who's Awesome?
If the season was over today, the Dodgers, Phillies and Cardinals would win their divisions, while the Giants and Rockies would battle it out for the Wild Card. The Phillies have the best offense and the Giants have the best pitching. Top 20 in HR, RBI and AVG: Albert Pujols (HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, OPS), Prince Fielder, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun, Justin Upton and Carlos Lee. Mark...
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Why Is Everybody Soooo Sure About The Dodgers?
The Dodgers have the best record in baseball. Bla bla bla. That doesn’t mean they’re necessarily headed to the World Series. Every year it seems like the team with the best record is the lazily-predicted favorite for the pennant. Last year, unfortunately it was the Cubs. I know about that all too well. Let’s take a look at the N.L. over the past few years and see which...
The Eighties Died Today
Pouring one out for John Hughes.
Hannibal on Fallon
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Patton Oswalt On Kyle Kinane
Reblogged from K-Rock… “This guy Kyle Kinane that I have open up for me. He’s gotten so good now (laughs) that I don’t really know if I want him opening up. He’s getting hard to follow — but in a way that’s good because it makes me work harder. Rather than, like, all these bands that go, ‘We’re gonna put a shitty band in front of us so the crowd’s relieved to see us.’ Well, that’s gonna...
8/2: Who's Awesome?
If the season was over today, the Dodgers and Phillies would win their respective divisions, while the Cubs and Cardinals would be in a virtual tie for the NL Central and the Giants and Rockies would be in a tie for the NL Wild Card. The Phillies have the best offense and the Giants have the best pitching. Top 20 in HR, RBI and AVG: Albert Pujols (HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, OPS), Raul Ibanez, Prince...