Monthly Archives: March 2011

Things That Annoy Me – Strikeouts

That’s a bit misleading.  Because I don’t hate strike outs.  I dislike them, sure.  It’s an out.  But it’s no worse an out than a ground out unless a runner could have been advanced or something like that but still…

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As the World Turns: Baltimore

Well holy shit.  BmoreBirdsNest alerted me to some drama taking over the obscure (yeah I said obscure) Baltimore Sports Media scene.

@BmoreBirdsNest – This is a day early April Fool’s joke, right? RT @WNST: Nestor: An indictment: Royle v. WNST lawsuit http://bit.ly/fLAdDq

Holy shit!  Are you serious?  I have no idea, as the article doesn’t get into the specifics or repost the actual lawsuit, what the deal is here.  It looks to be like some cat-fighting, he-said she-said stuff.  Some costly cat-fighting.  $800k!

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MLB 2011 Haters Guide: American League

Yesterday we gave you the NL preview.  Today the AL.  I hope you didn’t take it too seriously and yes, we know it’s a rip-off of the Deadspin Haters guide to other things but we prefer, homage.  Anyway, here again is Conor O’neill.

OMG, Opening Day is so close I can smell ESPN’s musty montages.  And John Kruk.  In preparation for this week’s openers, we have to explore the American League teams, for hate’s sake.  Hopefully, this season keeps our attention so we won’t be forced to click over to the NBA Finals.  Now back to the show….

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MLB 2011 Haters Guide: National League

My good friend Connor O’neil, who you’ve seen in the comments section as Sox fan in hiding, took the time to layout a reason for why you should hate every team in baseball this year.  Consider this a handy pocket guide while heckling at inter-league games.  Keep in mind that it’s just for fun and not everything should be taken seriously.  The Marlins aren’t gay and Pujols is probably worth every penny as much as the gross national debt…so don’t get your panties in a twist.  Enjoy.

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TWIT: March 20 – March 26

Oh TWIT, how I’ve missed you.  I took a week off  but now I am back and ready to go.  A lot went on in the twitterverse last week.  I’ll sum it up for you:
Everyone in the world fills out NCAA Brackets and for the last week everyone in the world has used twitter to complain that their brackets are completely busted, like Rihanna (or a window) after some time with Chris Brown… too soon?  First of all, I don’t condone hitting women, unless they deserve it.  Equal rights everybody, I’m just saying.  But really, you shouldn’t ever hit a lady.  I love women.  Please don’t write me letters, I was joking.
This post has gone bad quickly, so let’s get to the actual twitter part:

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Some Things to Nibble On

Jjaks swears he’s going to put up the TWIT for this week tonight so you can read that tomorrow.  Also have something from a guest coming up soon.  Until then…

Cuts!  We have cuts today.  Most are from the not surprising category.  Reimold to re-slay AAA pitchers.  Hendrickson is gone.  Winn is gone.  This is awesome by the way:

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Things That Annoy Me: Best Bad Ball Hitter

I’m sure most (some) of you expected me to cover twitter arguments in this weeks edition as yesterday was chock full o’ them.  But I’m not going to beat a dead horse.  Or a TV personality.  Our last twitter exchange, the one before I was blocked, should pretty much put the nail in that coffin.

What we’ll focus on instead is the incessant repeating of Vlad Guerrero’s reputation for being “the best bad ball hitter” of all time, by everyone on TV or radio that utters his name.  I think it’s been worse because it’s spring training and everyone needs to talk about the acquisitions this off season, but I don’t anticipate a big drop off once the season starts.  In the last week or so I’ve heard Joe Angel, Fred Manfra, Gary Thorne, Mike Flanagan, John Kruk, Karl Ravech, Jon Hart and the rest of the 30 in 30 team at MLB Network talk about it.

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