Saturday, March 21, 2009

Getting Ready for 2009 #2

No matter how much is said about A-Rod or Barry, Reds' superstar Pete Rose needs to be a member of the Hall of Fame.

Pete Rose did his time. Look at his numbers, which was the reason the Hall of Fame was created, it IS all about what these players did on the field. Between the lines, despite all the adversities writers, umpires or bounces of the ball can bring.

And no matter how historic the baseball piece may be that is written, they almost all agree that 'Ty Cobb was a Grade A jerk, a racist...' per Stuart Scott. A guy who somehow some way has become the authority on such things. If you wear the ESPN nametag, you get to have your say.
Barry? Get an ESPN nametag, will ya?!


Milton Bradley (a Chicago Cub for the 2009 season) on Reasons the Cubs will win the World Series...
(a) after 100 years, we're due
(b) I ain't afraid of no goat
(c) This is the year of change. And if a black man can become President of the United States, the Cubbies can win it all. (How many African-Americans have spewed this sentiment?)

As per Dan Haren, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, "AT&T Park, San Francisco is my favorite park to pitch in. I gave up my first homer there but it's deep to all fields. I love the Bay."

According to Bob Brenly, the former #15 catcher, Mike Krukow's (Giants' announcer) best bud, says:

Randy Johnson, Giants. Last time he left Arizona it didn't work out so well. It's a great place to pitch. (Where is the great place to pitch, Arizona or AT&T?)

The information here was gathered from Sporting News March 2, 2009.

I'm looking for something to watch on TV and once again I see Blazing Saddles, the 1974 classic Mel Brooks film. In the flick was a character, played by Harvey Korman. His name was Hedley Lamarr. Now who'd have thunk that some 20 years later the Giants would have the greatest home run hitter whose name is Barry Lamar Bonds. And you know, many of critics of #25 (because he didn't wipe their noses or kiss their asses) would love to call Barry Lamar "Headley."

And for those Boondogglers who went to Arizona, I saw something in ESPN magazine, Something to do while the dust settles at Scottsdale Stadium.