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Friday, August 1, 2008

You Have Failed At Life

Sometimes the posts write themselves...

From Sign On San Diego, via Deadspin:

"(Khalil) Greene said after the 7-3 defeat to the Diamondbacks that he was in "excruciating pain" after fouling a ball off his shin during the seventh inning. After the at-bat ended with Greene's 100th strikeout, Greene went to clubhouse tunnel. There, Greene said, his frustration got the best of him and he drove his left hand into a storage chest."

And, predictably, he broke it and is out for the season. I didn't know losing to the Dbacks could cause such vitriol...
Khalil Greene, You Have Failed At Life.

Although you do get bonus credits for looking exactly like this guy:

Ohhh, gnarly!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fact Of The Day

Mark Reynolds: 22 Home Runs, 69 RBI's, 68 Runs Scored.

Manny Ramirez: 20 Home Runs, 68 RBI's, 66 Runs Scored.

I'm not saying, i'm just saying...

ManRam To The Dodgers

Well, that kinda came out of left field. Literally.

Manny Ramirez is now a Los Angeles Dodger. For peanuts no less. The Dodgers gave up nothing to get him.

ManRam's numbers this year are: .299 BA, 20 HR's (that's it?), 68 RBI's, .398 OBP, and .590 Slugging Percentage. Not too bad, though to be honest i was surprised at the HR total. Mark Reynolds has more HR's than Manny.

Anyway, what does this mean for the Dodgers, and how does this affect the Dbacks? Well, the obvious is that the Dodgers just got more pop in their lineup. I think the Dodgers will be better, but i'm sure how much better.

Think of it this way. No matter how you look at it, the Dodger's lineup is not the Red Sox lineup. They don't have the players around Manny to protect him the way someone like David Ortiz did in Boston. Manny as a Dodger will be fairly easy to pitch around or walk in big spots with a base open.

The clubhouse chemistry could be interesting as well, as Manny has been known to be, uh, quirky. That said, i think with Joe Torre as the manager and Manny now on a new team in a contract year (no chance LA has him next year), Manny will actually be a great clubhouse presence for them.

Whatever happens, it should tighten the race for the NL West even more. The Dbacks have the type of team built to counteract the Manny signing, namely a good rotation and a (mostly) good bullpen. Manny is a great hitter, no doubt, but in the postseason pitching always beats hitting. Always.

With the Dbacks in Chavez Ravine to open a four game set tonight, the NL West is now officially a sprint to the finish. Game On.

Step Brothers?

I'm still not sure what's going on in this video, but it's awesome. Steve Nash and Baron Davis apparently promoting the movie Step Brothers? Nash and Baron showing off their dance moves? Nash and Baron wishing they were still in the '80's? Just watch the video...

Nash Davis
by bsap11

(H/T to AA for the find...)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Donaghy Gets 15 Months

Hopefully, this will put an end to the numerous stories, conspiracies, accusations, and theories circulating out there. I'm tired of them all.

On to bigger and better things...

Monday, July 28, 2008

That Was, Umm, Different...

This week's* Press Conference comes courtesy of Bayern Munich futbol club. They are unveiling their new jersey's, i think, and decided to do some weird choreographed dance/fashion show. Total disaster if you ask me, but no one did, so there you go...

Utterly weird.

*Week/weekly is a relative term on this blog...

(H/T to The Beautiful Game for this video...)