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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Sarasota is for old people

No, seriously… I spent last week with the most elderly folk I had ever seen in one place. You know that stereotype about old people doing everything very slowly? It’s totally true. I was forced to walk and drive slower than ever before the entire week. These fucking snowbirds were crawling everywhere. Continue reading

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UPDATED: This Week In Twitter: March 13 – 20

TWIT is going to be an every Monday thing instead of an every Saturday thing from now on.  Mark your calendars sheep.

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Things that Annoy Me: Forum Behavior

Online forums can be a great source of information, community, and headache…all at the same time.  The biggest issue is that it’s difficult for almost everyone to articulate their thoughts and feelings accurately in the written word, when so much of tone, body language, and sarcasm can’t be portrayed or at the very least, is difficult.  Unless they made a sarcasm font, which I’ve repeatedly appealed to Steve and Bill to do.

So clearly you have the major issues like trolls and other idiots that are the equivalent of talking to brick walls.  But, there are subtle annoyances in forums that everyone knows but are likely, too afraid or apathetic to say anything about.  Well, I don’t care.  I’m going to say it.

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This Week In Twitter: March 6 – March 12

This week in twitter we learned a couple things.  First and foremost, we learned that if you want to know what really happens at spring training you come to the Eutaw Street Hooligans and our on the scene reporter, Detective Tom Ludlow: Continue reading

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Son of a

Through a series of unfortunate and untimely miscommunications, misreadings, or mistakes I, Kevin Lomax, will be missing spring training this year.

I’m not going to get into all the details but suffice it to say.  I’m fucking bummed out.

So while I have this bit of frustration forming a little ball in my chest, I’d like to take a minute to address something that has been brought up in recent weeks; our penchant for cussing.

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Det. Tom Ludlow is On the Scene

Keep an eye out for Tom’s twitter feed.  He’s doing some top notch investigative tweeting while in Florida.

I, thankfully, will be joining him on Friday.  I’m sick of this Maryland weather.

Favorite tweets so far:

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Social Change

The twitters and blogosphere have been all abuzz about a few changes coming to the O’s this season that have nothing to do with the line-up or pitching staff.  These changes probably won’t lead to any discernible difference in the record either but, for some reason, they seem to be very polarizing.  I’m here to reunite everyone and get us all back on the same side.  Please keep in mind that this time of the year is often a slow time for reporters so they’ll make a big deal out of just about anything so they can fill their papers, blogs, and twitters up with stuff.  Not to mention the media’s penchant for sensationalism but that’s a too much to deal with for this post.

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This Week In Twitter: February 27 – March 5 ( duh, #winning)

Oh my, if you were on twitter this week you know that this was the week that crazy ass Charlie Sheen joined this online community of wackos and instantly became king.  This guy is a train wreck and is now apparently in the Guinness Book Of World Records for his twitter prowess.  This shit is crazy, almost as crazy as he is.  Let me start by saying I eat it up, and it is awesome.  Warlocks?  Tiger Blood?  Ninja Assassins?  All awesome, but I think 1 week is about all the awesome I can take.  We need Jake Taylor to come talk some sense into this guy, ASAP. Continue reading

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Network of Dumbasses, Part 1

That’s right I said it. My unhealthy obsession with baseball forces me to stomach far too much MLB Network. I watch MLBN constantly, usually driving me to the point of nausea, yelling at the television, and sometimes even poopie in my pants Continue reading

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More Email Fun

This time with someone offering us money. Enjoy.

Before we start, I’d like to note that we don’t email in blue.  I changed it so you, our readers, could more easily separate who’s saying what.

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