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We’re still around

August 27, 2008

Since all three of us left our basements to move in to school, we are pretty much just working out the kinks of school, getting jobs and other stuff (aka drinking heavily). We’ll have more baseball commentary, including analysis of one of the Mets collapse last night, and one of our favorite players coming through, Chris Coste.

See you later today.

Rest in peace, Mr. 3000

August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac, too bad you never got 3000.

(Godspeed, Bernie Mac.)

Shit, can you believe a double?

May 27, 2008

The plethora of botched home run calls lately, and ESPN’s dumb sensationalism of it has led us to bring back one of our favorite youtube videos of all time, with Bronson Arroyo, just in time for the day after Memorial Day.

The Nationals play softball and Fernando Tatis loves the 90s

May 14, 2008

(Former) Mets P Nelson Figueroa complained that the Nationals on the bench were acting like “softball girls” when they cheered for Austin Kearns to stop batting .201. The cheering worked because the Nationals won, and it also shook Figueroa enough to make him lose his job. He was designated for assignment after posting a 5.12 ERA over 38.2 innings. It sucks to see a guy pitching in the bigs for the first time since 2004. Let’s hope he doesn’t have to wait 4 more year to get another chance. Also let was Jorge Sosa who still can’t get back to his 2005 form where he looked promising.

There is a bright side to this move however. The Mets have brought 90s sensations Fernando Tatis and Mambo No. 5 back to relevance. I saw him on Sportscenter earlier and in his sole at-bat, he got his first hit since 2006. He sure fell off since that 1999 in St. Louis where he batted .298 with 34 homers. He became the only player to hit two grand slams in one inning. 8 RBI in an inning and it was all off of Chan Ho Park (in the stretch of his career when he was good starting pitcher).

On the Mets beat (Newsday)

Alfonso bunny hops to DL

April 18, 2008

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano is on the 15-day DL following a freak calf strain on a routine fly ball to left. Soriano, using a hop that he says relaxes him in the outfield and help him judge the ball better, caught the ball, but then pulled up with the leg injury after a couple hops. Soriano claims the hop had nothing to do with the injury and that he was already feeling weak in his leg.

“It’s not because of the hop. I felt it before and felt it last week. … As soon I got moved to left field, that’s what I did in Washington and nothing happened. I did it last year and nothing happened. It’s not because of the hop.” -Soriano defending the hop.

Maybe the hop didn’t cause this injury. And maybe Moises Alou really didn’t have a chance at catching the Bartman ball…? Yeah, if you could just stop doing the hop, that would be great.

Soriano placed on 15-day DL with strained right calf (ESPN.com)

Alou says he wouldn’t have caught Bartman ball in 2003 NLCS (ESPN.com)

Mike and Phee

March 9, 2008

A washed-up baseball player and an art school dropout who love baseball. And convicted closers.

We’ll update this with what we think of the state of today’s game, as well as some oddball humor regarding obscure players that only baseball nerds like us recognize (paging F.P. Santangelo).