Generally I try to be all cute with my opening paragraph but today I’m going to get straight to the point. Mark McGwire, you are a ******* idiot if you think we believe that the Steroids you took for a decade didn’t help you hit more home runs.
Congratulations to Mark McGwire and his steroid sculpted muscles for being idrinksport.com’s idiot of the week.
I might be starting off with a reference to a famous quote from former NFL coach Jim Mora, but I assure I’m not talking football here. I’m talkin baseball. Yep… something I thought was all but dead to me this year.
1. My first thought goes out to all the Brett Favre Haters…a big “Child Please” as OchoCinco says. I know this…everyone in Minnesota was saying “What the hell is Brett Favre doing here” yesterday. That reminds me of this…19 seconds in..”He’s in town to play the dolphins dumb ass.”
2. The Yankees have cemented their lead, 7 games as of the 19th of August. Ballgames Saucxxx and Rays. Continue reading →
The baseball trade deadline almost annually sees the elite teams get richer and the lesser teams reloaded with minor league talent. The theory behind the trading of a team’s elite players for multiple young players is the hope that one day in the near future you can turn one player into 3 or 4. So what really happens? Teams like the Indians and Pirates trade away stars and receive projects for their minor league systems. After years of building these stars and eventually getting to the Majors, they are traded for more prospects (See: Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez). Now, the trading alone this past week made the Indians contenders for our idiot of the week, that was until they then went and put the icing on the cake.
1. Sad to hear Jim Johnson lost his battle with cancer, RIP. The guy was a defensive genius with the blitzing and you could almost fill anyone in the front 7 for the eagles and know that they would be fierce and get after the ball.
2. Brett Favre to stay retired? WHAT?!?!?!?! Why Brett? We could have had some great games to watch, could you have imagined Brett returning to Cheeseville with a Vikings jersey on? That would have been Must See TV…and why is everyone mad at Brett? The guy deserves to play if he wants to and who cares if he takes forever to decide, he’s all time great.
Most baseball analysts generally feel that if a team is going to compete for a World Series, they will need at least one Ace on their pitching staff. The Toronto Blue Jays plan on testing that theory in the near future.
With the All star selections this past weekend, we are reminded of how ridiculous the MLB All star game is. The Home Run Derby is always a great watch and we love that the fans get to vote for the starters of the All Star game. However, since 2003, the All star game has been turned into a game that counts for deciding who gets home field advantage in the world series. Enough said.
Congratulations to Bud Selig and the MLB, you’re the idrinksport.com idiot of the week.
It’s no secret that the Yankees and Red Sox dominate the National Scene in the MLB. It’s also no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams that almost everyone knows, is a glorified minor league team. Quite frankly, they are the Triple A team for almost all of the MLB elite for the last 10 years, constantly trading away players for “hot minor league prospects”. This week is no different as the Pirates have traded away their best hitter, Nate McLouth for the “future”.
I’m sure most everyone has seen this by now but I still am laughing at it. Not only are the Natinals a horrible team, they also are having a few issues putting out the correct spelling on their jersey.
Does it really matter? No. Would it happen to a real team? Probably not, but they aren’t a real team.
Maybe this week the Redd Socks will host the Yankies. I’ll drink to that!