First of all, my apologizes for not posting yesterday. Graig was half right. I was in my office bathroom crying because there was no AC broadcasting the season opener (that may be why the Cavs lost) but I am not a behind-love-maker.
OK on to two things that I feel I need to vent about. I’m stealing a page from our blogging friend G-Money (yep, I’m not below stealing ideas) and giving a middle finger to the World Series and Paul Pierce.
First, the World Series. I’m putting the over/under at 8.5 for deaths in Phily in the overnight hours. That’s the same number of people outside of Tampa and Phily, who watch the Series. Let’s just count the reason why this World Series will go down as the worst in the history of game.
1. The great story of underdog and worst team in baseball for 10 years to World Series Champs never happened. I think everyone wanted the Rays to win this thing and what do they do? Their best players start playing like A-Rod and David Ortiz.
2. The weather was ridiculous. You expect it to be cold in Phily in October but the rain and snow made it awful. Game Three was delayed almost two hours. Game Four ended early and Game Five was the first WS game in the 150 year history (made up that number) to be suspended.
3. Which brings us to Bud Selig. What are you doing man? Game Five was an absolute joke. What made you even think you could play that game? It was raining and snowing and the forecast called for it to continue all night. But you said “Screw it. We have a TV deal to live up to. We’re playing this game.” Fine. But then by the third inning couldn’t you tell the field was becoming unplayable. I get it’s a WS game and you want to play it but my goodness the field was sloppier than Courtney Love’s bathing suit area. No one wanted to play there. But do you call the game before it’s too deep? No. You sit there and pray and pray and pray that the Rays tie the game so you can call it. How lucky are you they did? If they don’t, how long do you let that tomfoolery go on?
And let me ask you this, Mr. Ties are Cool. You said if Tampa didn’t score in the fifth to tie it, you would have still called the game and call it a suspended game that would be made up later. Really? So now you are just making up rules? That’s cool. After 5 1/2 innings, if the home team is winning, it’s a complete game. Bottom line. End of sentence. Period. Doesn’t matter if it’s the World Series or the first game of the year. A rules a rule. If you are going to start changing rules, why not do it for things that would make the game more interesting. For example: you know when you go to the driving range and there is that kid in the fenced in golf cart picking up balls and you try so hard to hit him? Put one of those kids in the outfield and if someone hits him it counts as two runs. Or, if the team you bet on isn’t winning, you come down from the stands and say “No, three outs in an inning? Not anymore. They get five. And walks are now two bases.” Rules are rules buddy. They can’t be changed. Just ask the Chargers and Guns Hochuli. I get why you did it. No one wants the World Series to end like that. Well, no one expect Phily and their fans since they deserved it if that would have happened.
4. As bad as the World Series has been, this almost makes up for it. When The Commish was introduced to present the WS trophy, Phily fans started booing Selig and he acts like he can’t hear them (or he thought they were saying “Booouuuuu-dd”). The only thing that would have made it better was if there was enough snow to bombard him with snowballs like he was Santa Claus.
And the other middle finger goes to our bastard little friend PP. Really? You were crying like a sixth-grade who just got dumped by the cool kid at school? Or maybe a better comparison, like a NBAer who fell too hard on his leg and made a boo-boo so his teammates had to carry him off the floor and to the locker room so his mommy could come kiss his boo-boo and make it all better. I understand being happy that you are raising the championship trophy but you won it over four months ago. You made Kevin Garnett look normal.
Then, if that’s not enough, you give a “heart felt” speech where you thank the fans. Only, in-between sobs and sniffs and tears, you managed to say “me” and “I” and “mine” way more than “team” and “us.” Classy. And why even give that speech? Who allowed you to do that? Two years ago you turned you back on the team and fans by not playing when you could have and tanking the season, hoping to get dealt. Now you are crying and thanking them? You are a bastard and I hope you blow out your ACL or you met Darrent Williams and Sean Taylor.
So to the World Series and PP, enjoy your middle finger given by Beanie stolen from Graig. You both suck. We can only hope PP follows the WS and goes away for a year.