Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Anyway, I promised a caption contest in which the winner will receive nothing and I'll start things off: Drew asked Jim if he wanted to go out for BBQ today and this photo was taken the second that Jim realized that Drew was taking him to Burger King for some sweet potato fries.
That reminds me; what a dumb ad campaign by Burger King. I get why they are doing a BBQ overhaul to their menu during this time of year but no one in the history of the world wants to eat BBQ at BK. Fuck you, Burger King. We got through the Leyland portion of the day, now it's time to get to the wheelin' and dealin'.
Ichiro is a Yankee? I wish that they were trading for the Ichiro of five years ago but they aren't and it's a pretty low risk move. Who knows, maybe he will be rejuvenated now that he's actually playing for something. Even if he continues to go downhill at the plate, I'd still rather have him in the OF than Ibanez and Andruw Jones. Good trade. John Kruk is a fucking idiot for not seeing how this fits.
Anibal and Omar are Tigers? While we all hate the Tigers (and that might be an understatement), you've got to respect them for going all in this year. They just shipped their #1 pitching prospect off to the most underachieving team in the league for a #4 starter and anyone better than Ryan Raburn. They are definitely better today than they were yesterday. I'm not sure if this makes them any better come playoff time, but still, I tip my cap to a team that knows what it wants.
Dumpster is a Brave? Good pickup for the MUDawgs and the Braves should be a lock for a playoff spot now. The Cubs fire sale is officially on but I don't care. The only reason that I brought this up is because the Kerry Wood Discount Double Check commercial is ELITE. Pulling Andre Dawson out of the ivy and him asking "what year is it" is MAJOR LOLZ.
Nash is a Ranger? Unfortunately, Howson waited to long to unload the face of the franchise and ended up having to settle on an average package back. He needed to go and they got some decent players back for him. If you're going to be the worst franchise in the league, there is no reason to have a 7 million dollar player on the roster. The rebuild is on now. Nash is gone. It's Jack Johnson's team and locker room now. I'm over it.
Bynum a Cavalier? I really wish that this would just get done already. I hope like hell that a signed extension isn't holding this up. It makes no sense for either Howard or Bynum to sign an extension now when they can make an extra 40 million dollars over 5 years if they wait until the end of this coming season. Don't get greedy. Bring them in and make them want to stay. If they don't then that is your fault. I am quite confident that if Bynum comes to Cleveland and plays a year with Kyrie (who, by all accounts, is the next breakout superstar in the league) and becomes the focus of the offense, he will re-sign with the Cavs. You just have to take a leap of faith and not worry about getting burned.
It didn't really fit in with today's post about dealings but how about that choke job by Adam Scott! That was tremendous. I was listening to it on the radio because I hate my life yet I loved it. Fuck Scott. Fuck Steve Williams; that fucking ungrateful prick. He deserves the worst. On the other hand, how great his Big Bro been so far? We've already had an ejection for head-butting another house guest!
Anyway, Fantasy Football Friday is starting this week sometime (although it won't be on Friday since that is an Iceman day this week). Be on the look out for our first dosage of fantasy football tips. And don't forget to insult Drew.