7.09.2007

You May Be Strong, But You're No Ted Kluszewski

It's one of those days that you really don't know if you dread or look forward to as a baseball fan. The Home Run Derby? It's fun, I guess; but I really think it peaked (for me, at least) the year the game was in Boston and Big Mac was dropping bombs out onto the street all night. Tonight, they just barely filled out the 8-man field and with a player who might, possibly, maybe hit 30 homers this year. If only we could have talked Griffey into giving us a throwback hat backwards performance and drop a few into the cove, the whole thing could have been worth it. Alas, the whole thing led to this conversation last night:
trout: Who's your pick for the HR Derby?
me: Ummm... I don't know. Who's in it?
trout: I don't know.
me: Well that makes things difficult.
trout: I'm going to go with Ryan Howard.
me: Yeah, me too.
Hold onto your seats.

Elsewhere, it's time to pick the first half MVPs. This is because people have shit else to talk about. Anyway, Jason Stark picked Magglio and Holliday. He always has to be difficult, doesn't he? I get that the Tigers are in first and Maggs is hitting 50 points better than A-Rod and all that, but come on. Rodriguez is 60 points higher in slugging and is on pace for a potential 60 homer season. As for Holliday, if you want the emotional and statistical leader of a winning team, how do you not go with Prince Fielder? Also, if you're not paying attention (which I haven't been) Chipper Jones has an OPS over 1.000, and happens to be the only player in the NL with less than 90 BBs who can claim that. So there's my mini-rant.

Anyway, I'll leave you with this fun drinking game I came up with for watching the Home Run Derby. It goes like this: take a drink any time you say to yourself "holy shit another fucking commercial break!?" or "holy shit how many fucking times do I have to see this same commercial?!" Just don't complain to me about your hangover tomorrow.

6 comments:

Tittle500 said...

Gage,

Are you depressed?

Sincerely,
Tittle

trout said...

I'd probably have to go with A-Rod too. As weird as it is to say, he's carrying the Yankees more than Maggs is carrying the Tigers. Despite the much lower batting average (in part due to an incredibly slow start), Gary Sheffield is on his way to putting up more impressive numbers than Maggs. 12 less RBIs, but 8 more homers... and he's on pace to steal 20! Shouldn't Sheff be way too old to steal 20?

I don't follow the National League. Though I'd guess Tittle500 would pick Ted Lilly for MVP.

Also... I saw a blurb about an Eric Karabell column in which he claimed that Ryan Howard will end up with more homers than A-Rod... but it's behind the INsider wall. So what's the story there?

Gage said...

I have to admit the coverage has been substantially less commercial heavy tonight so far. Kudos to espn.

Tittle500 said...

Chevy and Baseball... a long love affair....

or something like that...

Tittle500 said...

chevy and baseball... the love affair continues...


you know... I'll always remember the 2006 all star game... when Michale Young won that Silverado or whatever Chevy that was... that was fucking sweet!

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,1