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Riding the Pine » MLB
May 14, 2009
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Lasorda’s Bevacqua Rant

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Wally Backman’s masterful rant got me in the mood to dig up Tommy Lasorda’s eloquent response to the accusation that, as manager of the Dodgers, he was telling his pitchers to throw at various Padres.

NSFW due to profanity-laced wittiness.  Enjoy.

May 13, 2009
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Fantastic Wally Backman Rant

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(NSFW due to sublime use of profanity.)

Currently the manager for the South Georgia Peanuts, Backman is widely know for his days with the NY Mets.  Here’s his bio for those who can’t quite place him.

We missed f*cking megasigns.

(Via With Leather)

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: A Measured Opinion, Funny Sports Quotes, MLB | Tags: ,
Mar 26, 2009
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Where’s David Eckstein’s Plaque, Florida?

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This story about the “Tim Tebow Plaque” is neither new or very interesting, but I’m outraged that Tim Tebow has received this honor before alumni like Nobel Prize winning chemist Robert Grubbs or David freakin’ Eckstein.

Well, maybe just surprised.

(via Big Lead)

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: A Measured Opinion, College Football, MLB, The Weird Go Pro | Tags: , ,
Mar 16, 2009
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Not New, But Not Not Funny

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Don’t worry, it’s cool.  The guy who’s face is contorted like Fire Marshall Bill only suffered a broken rib.  You’re free to chuckle and guffaw at his misfortune and the other dude’s amazing confidence that he and his beer are out of harm’s way.

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: Bravo, MLB, The Weird Go Pro | Tags:
Mar 10, 2009
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Not New, But Not Not Great: Photos of Drunken Athletes

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I’ve always wondered if Jimmy Johnson is a mean drunk and it’s nice to have that lingering doubt put to rest.

Unfortunately, they don’t have these archived in the Library of Congress, but the Drunk Athlete site does a pretty good job chronicling these Golden Gods.

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: Bravo, Interesting Links, MLB, NBA, NFL | Tags:
Mar 06, 2009
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Riveting Piece on Mike Piazza’s Bacne

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If there’s something I’ve always said, it’s that we need more investigative reporting into professional sports figures’ bacne.

For shame, NY Times, for shame.

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: MLB, The Weird Go Pro | Tags: ,
Feb 16, 2009
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Greg Counsell Gets His Due

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The Onion and the Elias Sports Bureau nail down the best player in the Steroid Era of baseball.  Personally, I would have gone with David Eckstein, but they’re the Onion, so what are you going to do second guess them?

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: Bravo, MLB | Tags: ,
Feb 16, 2009
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A Random Yogi Berraism

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Yogi was once asked what he’d do if he found a million dollars. He replied:

“I’d find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I’d return it.”

Written by Ghost of Rutherford Hayes in: Funny Sports Quotes, MLB, The Weird Go Pro | Tags: ,