31
Mar 09

Denial

1989-gary-sheffield-fleerde-ni-al [di-nahy-uhl]

“I was surprised. I thought I was getting ready for the season. I never thought that I wasn’t going to be playing with the Detroit Tigers this year. It’s probably a blessing.”

When asked if this is the end of his career, he replied, “It ain’t close.”

1. an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Despite his denials, we knew his career was over.
2. refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or the like.
3. disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.
4. an unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying thoughts, feelings, or facts that are consciously intolerable.


30
Mar 09

Wakey, wakey eggs and bakey

Only ONE relevant Brewers link today because it's the only one that matters to me.

The Dugout's Brewers Preview: The Dugout is pretty much my favorite thing in the world. There is a strong chance that this site wouldn't exist without my discovery of The Dugout via Deadspin. Good thing? Bad thing? Who knows. There's just something about Trevor Hoffman being drunk talking about Wilco that is right in my wheelhouse.

Pretty much everyone has already had their fantasy drafts for the season. I've actually had two and Mike Cameron is on my team in both of them (this is a good thing). Why stop at fantasy though? I've also entered the Home Run Derby (tip: CHRIS DAVIS) and the Vegas Watch MLB Totals contest (tip: Besides the Brewers O80.5? LA Angels U89.5.) Then I'll probably do all the games at MLB.com (Beat the Streak, Home Run Beat the Streak and Survivor). What can I say? I love baseball.

And I'm single.


27
Mar 09

i think ur stupid neways

cell-phone-textingRecently, I realized that no matter how hard I try I just can't find myself attracted to a girl who doesn't know how to spell or type. She could be the most attractive girl in the world, but with every "neways", misused their/they're/there and bcuz she would lose me. The thing is, I don't know how to talk about this without coming off like a dick. I want these girls to still like me, but I need them to understand that this is no way to be living their life and if they continue to live their life in this way they are going to lose me forever. There needs to be some sort of intervention for this sort of thing, a reachout program. I would go so far as to say it should be added to the ciriculum in schools. If measures aren't taken to prevent this sort of thing, I may never get laid.

Now, what does this have to do with the Brewers? A lot actually, as Brewed Sports points out top Brewers prospect Brett Lawrie has a blog and in his first post he drifts off into "text speak".

The wbc experience was great tho my role was as the bottom guy on the totem pole.

We r in the middle of minor league training camp. Every day is similar. Am playing second, not catching.

In the grand scheme of crappy writing, these are rather low on the radar but left unchecked this could turn into a serious problem. His writing will get worse and worse to the point that he opens up a twitter account.

"2 for 3 vs loons. woot! jus watched carlos mencia live. to hilarious!!!"

I just don't want to see that happen. I know Brett is Canadian, but I still think there is hope for him. So, Brett if you're reading this right now here is what I'm talking aboot. Spell the whole word and remember that the shift key is your friend. I don't know how they do things at Degrassi, but you're in the big leagues now. You should write like a big leaguer. If you can do that, you're set. We love you.

If you can't? I'm sure the Journal Sentinel could use another beat writer.


26
Mar 09

The JS hilarity continues

The A-Dub chat the other day speaks for itself, but this latest from Tom H has me seriously scratching my head.

You-know-who loves to provide links and quote blogs and other internet sites to ostensibly support his madness. Why do you think he didn't pass this one along to you folks? Isn't it interesting that he ignored this "source?"

And I'll pass along this bit of information that was not included in the mlb.com story to which I linked. Melvin was so upset about the baseless Peavy rumors that he called San Diego general manager Kevin Towers to let him know that the rumors weren't coming from the Brewers' end. I know that for a fact.

So, if the Brewers and Padres actually had been talking about Peavy, why would Melvin call Towers to make sure Towers knew that the baseless rumers weren't coming from Melvin?

And, this time I absolutely promise, on a stack of bibles, that this is my last word on the Peavy rumors. Between myself and you-know-who, only one person is right. And I think the rest of you know who that is.

I have almost 200 blogs on my Google Reader and I have no idea who "you-know-who" is. Reading the comments I think that he might be talking about one of the commenters, cauleys. Which is so beyond ridiculous that I wish it wasn't true. Do you really think Doug Melvin is bothered by a commenter, really?

The JS is a million dollar operation. Between the cheapshots, name calling and now dedicating posts to rogue commenters it's getting to be kind of embarassing. To quote a story from the future where the team is struggling "Where is the accountability?" There are thousands of people who would take these idiots jobs in a second and whoever their boss is needs to realize this. These guys are not irreplacable and even if they have incriminating photos of you, whatever blog they write for in the future will be so bad nobody is going to see them anyways.


25
Mar 09

This year’s Kapler Trots off into the sunset

Trot NixonI have to say that this comes as a bit of surprise to me, but Trot Nixon was released today. Trot's a player I have always liked for some reason and I would have liked to see him make the team. Unfortunately, Ken Macha stabbed him in the back.

"He came to me and he said that he had known me for a long time but that things were a little different between he and I in Spring Training here," Macha said. "But I said to him, 'No. 1, I am trying to get to know 56 different people here. The other thing is I wanted you to come in here and earn this spot yourself.'

"I consider Trot a friend and I'm proud of his career. I know his father and his wife, and if he does get on to play, I wish him well. If he doesn't, I told him it's equally difficult for everyone. When you love the game as much as he does, and as I did, it's tough to call it quits. I hope he catches on and gets to play this year."

This is just like when Billy had to release his hero in Little Big League.

Ken Macha

"How do you think I feel? You're my favorite ballplayer of all time! My friend Joey offered me a Wade Boggs and a Sammy Sosa card for you and I wouldn't do it."

Trot Nixon

"Is that supposed to make me feel better!?"

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