Monday, May 22, 2006

The Great Barry Bonds

Now that Commissioner Selig, Congress and the Attorney General are on his case, Bonds gives interview and press conference. But he reserves the right to comment on the trick.

Which is interesting.

Imagine your in Barry's' shoes, a super star. Half the media in the room are there because the other half are there. Piranha. The flotsam and jetsam of a over-weight ship of fools.

"Next question. Because that's stupid." Bonds then turns to the reporter standing 'right next to him, "How are you?" he asks. The Reporter doesn't respond to his question, instead ignores it and starts in with her own question. Bonds interrupts, "That's it, end of press conference, bye."

Bonds chooses to make comment upon the circus; but I Dream that one day the Prince would turn the tables on his pimps...

The guilty (but not guilty) Prince, forced by his King to do good deeds amongst the filthy masses and the ink stained wretches. An ordeal he lessens by telling the gathered throng secrets from with-in the castle.)

"Barry! Barry! United Press, what's the REAL truth Barry"

'Well... the Owners were complicit in the steroid scandal; They juiced the ball,the prince continues, some Pitcher god forbid is going to take one in the head; they brought in the fences for the spectacle of the home run - they dumbed-down the game. They conspired to bankrupt the Montreal Expos franchise, one of their own, for profit. They're liars, they,re ingenuous, greedy, and morally bankrupt. Not only that but perhaps they're most egregious act, the institution of the DH.'

If he would do that, Barry Bonds would be my hero.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Baseballs' like... ..well it's not like Hockey

In Canada when many people try to explain a baseball game they use a hockey metaphor.
When I try to explain something that happened at a hockey game I use a baseball metaphor; they say "oh right like in hockey..."

Coverage of the Blue Jays victory over Anehiem late last night by broadcast media here in Toronto missed the main theme.

In my opinion, Pitching was the story in this 3-0 contest.

The news I got from the suposedly specialized sports radio station, The Fan, Toronto, was that Greg Zaun hit a homey; and that Roy Haliday is pitching the next game. Same from the sports 'specialist' on CBC.

Anehiem scored 0 runs?! In the extra-juiced era(2006-balko is over)? Blue Jays shut out somebody?! The #5 guy pitched a shut-out?! Who?! What!? When!? Sign him! To a long term contract! Who-ever he is, what ever it takes, sign him!!

Baseball's like... ..well it's not like Hockey. Which is lineal. back and forth, back and forth; sometimes they score.

So what linial things can be derived from a pitchers duel?

Lets see, Oh ya; Greg Zaun hit a Homey and Roy Haliday is pitching the next one. And there were no fights.


-itn: Anahiem, Wednesday, May 17,'06

Casey Janssen pitched a two hitter over eight innings on 88 pitches and no walks here tonight in Anehiem.

Shock and awe all around. Shock at the rookies' second such performance against these Angels; and "awe, we couldn't score" the losers said.