Holy shit that was an exciting end to the season. A month ago, everyone was talking about how there was no races except maybe the AL Central. Well it ended up that the Tigers were the first team in MLB to clinch and we had some crazy finishes for the Wild Cards last night. The collapses of Boston and Atlanta were crazy. Hopefully the playoffs will be just as exciting. We are going to preview the Divisional Series and give you our prediction for who will end up in the League Championships.
A lot of websites will make a dream team of the best players. Hell, that’s what the All-Star Game is supposed to be. But no one ever has created a team based on the most perverted names, its true (I can’t back that up). I was sitting at the baseball game on Monday giggling like a 8-year-old at Doug Fister and wondered what a team of sexual innuendo’s and dirty sounding names would look like. I remember some of the greats like Steve Sax, Dick Pole and Rusty Kuntz, but I wanted to focus on current players.
Tonight is the MLB All Star game. Really the best that can be said for it is that it is the best all-star game in all of sports. That out of the way, it is still horrible. It hasn’t always been this way, it used to be something that people looked forward to, and something that created incredibly memorable events…
Yesterday, Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter. He had a perfect game going into the eight inning and only gave up the ghost after a 12 pitch at bat. For the next batter, he threw a perfectly placed breaking ball that turned into a double play allowing him to face the minimum number of batters.
Last night Francisco Liriano of the Minnesota Twins threw the first no-hitter of 2011 campaign, and it came against Division Rival – the Chicago White Sox. The Twins took the victory 1-0. A no-hitter is always impressive…but in this case, maybe they should throw an asterisk up on it. Over the course of nine innings, Liriano gave up 6 walks and only struck out 2. Of the 123 pitches he threw, only 66 of them were strikes, or 54%.
The Phillie Phanatic is your mascot of the year, according to a survey done by Forbes. The news came just one day before the Phanatic’s 33rd Birthday celebration as he supplanted the San Diego Chicken for the title.
Well in honor of this prestigious award, might I present Christian Bale to congratulate you Mr. Phanatic:
I hate the Phanatic, because honestly – I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE F–K HE IS!
What does a big green fuzzy dude have to do with Philadelphia? A better question is why am I getting upset about this? Should I care what the Philly Phanatic is, or that he was mascot of the year?
Answer: Hell no!
But it is a really good excuse to post up some pictures of some of the worst and funny mascots around out there.
The Syracuse Orange Man
I don’t know what this little orange bastard is doing but it frightens me. No one wants the shocker, but if I had to take one for the team then it certainly wouldn’t be from this fella. I’m surprised the university took this so well…
Columbus Blue Jackets: Boomer the Cannon
Seems like a valiant effort, but too many people have complained about how he might look like a penis, with testicles and all. Then you have the geriatrics who say it looks like an elderly guy in a wheelchair. Better luck next time Columbus.
San Diego Chargers: Bolt Man
Someone with an apparent fetish for muscles designed this mascot. This is the mid-90’s version of Bolt Man so they’ve moved on to bigger and better things. Personally I think they’d have been better of with a Mega Man boss.
The Rhode Island School of Design: Scrotie
Donald Duck: Being a Scum-Bag
Despite the child abuse going on here, Donald Duck is being true to his character mostly being a piss pot.