Sports, Fun Facts and Things That Bug Me

Just a place to blow a little steam about sports, fantasy sports, politics, religeon, fun facts, whatever ... enjoy my angst and my passions. And yes, they ARE out there and there is a conspiracy going on ... somewhere!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Giants Win: I'll Fedex you a box of diapers, Armando

Giants Win: I'll Fedex you a box of diapers, Armando

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This Man is Responsible for ALL our WOES!!!

Some call him clown, some dufus, many say idiot, fool, hack, dope, dummy ... I'll just call him Brian Sabean.

Brian, don't call me the brain, Sabean ... the single reason why the Giants are where they are with NO help in sight!! None.

How bad is Sabean?? I am glad you asked. You do the math: Eguardo Alphonso, Marvin Bernard, Armando Benitez (6.2 mill), Steve Finley (7 mill), Ray "Hammy" Durham (err 7 mill), Tim Worrell (1.75 mill), Matt Morris (5.5 mill) ...

I think nothing quite compares, maybe in history, to "Brian's coup de gras": the legendary Boof Bonser trade. "While it didn't come up easy to give up Joe, we feel we've got some alternatives within the organization," San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean said. "It's not often you can send a right-handed reliever and two unproven prospects for a front-line, All-Star catcher." Excellent point Brian ... it's always a good idea to trade Joe Nathan (3.5 mill per year, 50 saves in 1.5 years), Francisco Liriano (327k and unhitable), and Boof Bonser (a former 1st round draftee who's not doing much) for AJ Pierzynski (who they signed for 3.5 mill, and released outright, with no compensation, the following year!!)

The Giants released AJ outright, signed Mike Matheny for 3.3 mill, and then went out and signed Armando Benitez for 6.2. Hmmm, almost 10 mill in new players, who have not yielded huge dividends, while giving away a top closer, and a potential star pitcher, and a mediocre pitcher!! Only to give away, for nothing, the player they signed in the first place. If you are dizzy it's understandable.

Brian, you need to go. Please leave, now. Bye bye. Now be gone!!!!

What more can I say??

Toothless Radio: KNBR

We are so lucky in the Bay Area to have such talented radio hosts and experts on sports of all types. Guys like Ralph Barbieri, Rod Brooks, Gary Radnich, you know ... toothless radio bums.

Is it me, or has the station completely dropped its pants since last year when Felipe (probably the Giants front office too) got the announcer fired. You remember Felipe's freakish comment that the announcer was a messenger of satan! Can't have one of those around can we. Good thing we got senile old Felipe pointing out who the "bad" ones are! Does he get a bonus for that?

Back to KNB ... awful. Do you ever hear a tough question? Do you ever hear them being critical of the horrible decisions Felipe Alou makes? I don't and I listen to KNBR more than I should.

I think KNBR is really an Arkansas station, that might explain for the lack of teeth.

That's all I got.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dirk Nowitski is a Japanese Movie Star!!!

Check this out!!! Is that Dirk Nowitski, a Gargantua, or what???
Dirk is the blonde Gargantua, not sure who the dark one is?? The blonde one was the nice one.

Don't even tell me I am wrong.

By the way, this was my all time favorite movie as a kid!!!

War of the Gargantuas - 1966 Ishiro Honda

Todd Worrell is Garbage!

Nice granny ... what a clown. The funny part is that Brian "Friend of the AARP" Sabean bragged about how good of a pickup this retread was??!!!

I hope you aren't a Giants fan, because if you are one (like me) then times are tough and I bet we finish DFL in the West!

Did you know they are renaming our stadium: AARP Park

I Love Them, But The SF Giants Suck

The last two years have been awful to be a Giants fan.

We've got an owner who thinks we are the Yankees of the West (we are the twinkies of the west). A host radio station that is still shell-shocked from firings mandated by the Giants last year, and afraid to tell it like it is. A manager that has never won anything on any level (except last year he got the "messenger of satan" sportstalk guy fired). And a front office that needs to put the crack pipe down because: 1) our team is the oldest in the major leagues and all we seem to add is older, broken-down players; 2) we have no minor league (no talent to speak of in the past five years has risen through to the big leagues); 3) this team has no chance even in the worst division in baseball; and 4) there is no hope in sight ... this team is 3-5 years (and a new front office) away from building a team that can win a World Series.

Where's the proof: Todd Worrell (garbage rubber armed pickup); Ray Durham (old, washed up, DL waiting to happen hack. Nice re-sign ... to the tune of $7 million!!); Steve Finley (since he kisses Barry's ass, he was a good pick up? I get it, he batted .222 last year ... he's got potential); Jamey Wright (HA!! This guy has a career ERA over 5.00 and the front office touted this guy as a great acquisition. Small problem Mr Sabean and Baer his ERA is about 4.60 and it doesn't look like it's gonna drop); Matt Morris (another retread, Sabeanesque pick up ... can you say awfull, awfull awfull?). How about prospects, well Pedro Feliz (finally getting that chance to be the everyday 3rd basemen ... well I am waiting Pedro. Oh, and Pedro, lay off pitches in the dirt, over your head and take a pitch every once a month!!!); Lance Niekro (another promising star? or another Sabean F-up?); Acardo, Correia (maybe it's time to see what other crap we have in the minors?); Armando Benitez (the genuises in the front office gave away Joe Nathan and signed this brainless wonder, they and Armando are a match made in heaven!!).

It's time for Sabean's head. He needs to go. The Giants have no talent on the major league team ... no minor league talent, a huge payroll and a bunch of 32+ players who have lost a step (maybe two?) and can't stay healthy!!! How long do we need to be awful? I am not content with just playing to win the West ... I want this organization to wake up, make the necessary changes to get to the series again. This time without Dusty and those miserably stupid sweatbands on his wrist.

That's all I got for today ...