Posts Tagged ‘you’re an idiot

20
Apr
09

A few notes

In blog news:

  • I’m not doing the stats posts anymore. If that really bothers you, you can leave a comment on this post and complain about it until I start to care.
  • I am working on a post about the hottest player(s) from each team, and I keep on forgetting that Rich Harden isn’t on the A’s anymore. If you have any ideas for any of the teams, leave a comment here.
  • I follow way too many blogs, and am about to add them all to the Blogroll. I hope it doesn’t implode.

In actual baseball news:

  • Jed Lowrie is having surgery on his wrist and will be out for 6-8 weeks. I guess I can stop whining about my carpal tunnel syndrome now.
  • UCLA’s Trevor Bauer continues to be the coolest guy in the entire Pac-10, throwing a complete game, 1-hit shutout in a 13-0 UCLA victory. He’s the Louisville Slugger National Player Of The Week, y’all.
  • Dan Haren is 0-3 with a 1.89 ERA. Yeah, you read that right. As if we needed more proof that W-L record is stupid.
  • The Marlins are 11-1 and currently playing the Pirates. Andrew Miller is pitching, and not particularly well — Jack Wilson just singled, advanced on a wild pitch, and stole third. I happen to know off the top of my head that Jack Wilson has the 3rd most career plate appearances against Roy Oswalt. (Uh, yeah, I know a lot of random stuff about Roy Oswalt. Try not to judge me.)
  • Who baldo? Ubaldo! Actually, you’re probably not, but I was at the Rockies-Dodgers game this Sunday and yes, I was totally just looking for a chance to use that joke, and the game was awful, thanks for asking. Not because I like the Rockies — on the contrary, I was rooting for the Dodgers. But to see any team allow that many runs? Disgusting. Appaling. Horrifying. Scott Elbert (the Dodgers’ replacement for the DL’ed Cory Wade) came out of the bullpen and gave up two or three solo shots, but he had a 10+ run lead, so nobody cared. Seriously, I don’t think anyone even noticed.
  • I have two fantasy teams, one of which I’m managing seriously (the Europa Eccentrics) and the other of which (the Amoral Astronauts) is a place for me to experiment. The ‘Cents are in 7th and the A’s are in 8th (both are in 12-team leagues) and Jed Lowrie’s injury gave me a chance to add Barry Zito. (I did say I’m experimenting, right? Yeah. Yeah, you never know, dude.)
05
Apr
09

Official Division Predictions 2009

I just want to see how wrong I’ll be.

Actual predictions and pretty pictures are after the jump. (I do have AL predictions, I just don’t like their logo.)

Continue reading ‘Official Division Predictions 2009’

25
Mar
09

How We’ve Been Found: March 18th to March 24th

What’s The Point: This is an installment of our “How We’ve Been Found” series, which will appear approximately every Wednesday. The point of this is to give you a bit of information about how we’re doing statistically, and how people (including you, of course,) have been getting to our blog.

Individual Pageviews:

  • 03/18: 9
  • 03/19: 5
  • 03/20: 12
  • 03/21: 5
  • 03/22: 6
  • 03/23: 18
  • 03/24: 65
  • Total: 120

Search Engine Terms:

  • 03/18: (none)
  • 03/19: “john lennon tatoos”
  • 03/20: “yu darvish” (2), “sidney ponson nederland world baseball classic”, “jon lester”, “wbc korea japan san diego 2009”, “eagle tattoos”
  • 03/21: “funny picture yes to all”
  • 03/22: “yu darvish gallery” (2), “jon lester”
  • 03/23: “yu darvish” (3), “wbc japan”, “wbc korea venezuela”, “chase utley girls”, “japan hat wbc”, “kevin mench”, “wbc 2009 korea venezuela”, “sexi darvish”
  • 03/24: “yu darvish” (19), “darvish wallpaper” (2), “japan vs korea” (2), “japan wbc 2009 darvish” (2), “wbc yu darvish” (2), “wbc japan darvish” (2), “darvish cute”, “yu darvish japan”, “09 wbc japan”, “wbc korean cap”, “japan yu darvish”, “yu darvish wbc”, “darvish japan”, “wbc japan yu darvish”, “‘david wright’ and ‘puerto rico’ and wbc”, “wbc darvish”, “david wright”, “wbc, darvish”, “wbc korean fans”, “yu darvish sexy”, “world baseball classic 09 yu darvish”, “japan vs south korea wbc 09”

A few quick notes: Please to allow me never to type “yu darvish” ever, ever again … I am sick and tired of hearing about Yu Darvish, and the WBC, and all that, but if it gets us the pageviews … Special shoutout to the people who searched for “jon lester” (2) and “chase utley girls” — you’re bright lights in a sea of “yu darvish”- and “david wright”-inspired darkness … Why do people care so much about Kevin Mench? … Who searched for “funny picture yes to all”, and why did we show up? … When is Talya going to write a post? She hasn’t written anything since her introductory post, meaning that I’ve been responsible for 96% of our posts, plus the fact that I moderate comments … If the WBC gets us this many pageviews, I can’t wait to see how much traffic the real season will bring us … Yu Darvish, go away … I’m adding a new tag, “things that go BOOM on the internets”, to celebrate our massive number of pageviews. Yay pageviews.

23
Mar
09

You Asked: How to use the word “Amoral” in a sentence

I know this seems like a strange topic for a post on a baseball blog, but try to bear with me here. (Or don’t. Either way is fine, really.) Lots of people find our blog by searching for some variant of “use the word ‘amoral’ in a sentence”, so for all you peculiar souls, here’s that for which you’ve been looking!

Definition: According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the adjective “amoral” can be defined thus: lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.

Most common mistake: Confusing “amoral” with “immoral”, adj.: not conforming to accepted standards of morality. The difference here is that while “amoral” is just a state of not caring and/or not knowing about moral rules, being “immoral” means that you know the boundaries of acceptability and simply choose to defy them.

So there’s that.

Why ‘Potentially Amoral’: Because Crane sometimes roots for individual players rather than for entire teams, and she’s pretty sure that’s a “bad thing”. But she doesn’t do it to spite the teams, so it’s not immoral.

Hope that was useful. Join us again next month for “You Asked: A Comprehensive List of Barry Zito’s Ex-Girlfriends”.

    23
    Mar
    09

    Sporadic (and Depressed) WBC Update #4

    First pitch of the game: Ball, over but low.

    Second pitch of the game: Right down the middle — batting practice for Brian Roberts, who strokes it into the center field bleachers.

    Never a bad time for a photo of Roberts, seen here celebrating with his teammates.

    Never a bad time for a photo of Roberts, seen here celebrating with his teammates.

    Last pitch of the game: Adam Dunn takes a called strike and Japan eliminates USA with a final score of 9-4.

    Godsdammit, Davey Johnson! Curse you and your lack of a brain! Don’t you know that when your starter is becoming allergic to the strike zone and giving up more than a couple runs in an inning, you’re supposed to have someone warming up in the bullpen?

    Ugh. I’ve never been more glad that “You’re An Idiot” is one of our tags.

    Here, Kentucky Derby can be seen about to give up even more runs.

    Here, Kentucky Derby can be seen about to give up even more runs.

    19
    Feb
    09

    Team USA Roster Rundown!

    Catcher:

    • Brian McCann. I know the dude’s on the Braves, but he can hit. I don’t know if he can catch, but he can certainly hit. He posted a .301/.373/.523 line in ’08, good for his second Silver Slugger award and his third consecutive All-Star selection. Ian Kinsler and Hanley Ramirez round out his ‘Similar Batters’ list on B-R, and Yogi Berra shows up on the ‘Similar Batters through Age 24’. Not bad, eh?
    • A.J. Pierzynski. Love the name, hate the player. Well, not ‘hate’ per se, but he’s awfully annoying (and I don’t even care about the White Sox). He should be the primary backup, if there is such a thing.

    First Base:

    • Kevin Youkilis. I really can’t stand this guy and his batting stance, but he’s a good enough player. If he goes into a slump, then there’s always Mr. Playoff Miracle himself…
    • Evan “E-Lo” Longoria. It might seem slightly weird to see him playing first base, but he can’t do too much damage there. I mean, if Ryan Howard and Prince Fielder can “field” this position without causing irreparable damage to the psyche of everyone around them, then I’m sure that the reasonably smart and extremely athletic Longoria can manage just fine. Plus, he’s got as close to a porn star name as you’ll find on this roster, and some people think that’s hot. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you.

    Second Base:

    • Dustin Pedroia. The really awesome tiny guy who swings from his heels and is good at everything will find a way to make the opposing pitchers uncertain about their depth perception.
    See? He's just so small-looking.

    See? He's just so small-looking.

    Continue reading ‘Team USA Roster Rundown!’

    14
    Feb
    09

    Guy who broke Chase Utley’s hand signs new deal

    He’s taller than Cha Seung Baek, but shorter than J.A. Happ. He’s a bit more roly-poly than Aaron Cook, but less roly-poly than the Roly-Poly King himself, Joe Blanton. He’s funnier than Dan Uggla, but unsurprisingly really boring compared to Jonathan Papelbon. He’s a lot less famous than John Lennon, but a little bit more famous than Kevin Mench’s Eagles tattoo. Who is he? John Freakin’ Lannan! And everyone cares!

    Do your shoulders hurt just looking at that delivery? If they dont, youre a cyborg. Or an idiot.

    Do your shoulders hurt just looking at the scapular whatever on that delivery? If they don't, you're a cyborg. Or an idiot. Or you're Chase Utley and your fourth metacarpal bone still feels like hell.

    Continue reading ‘Guy who broke Chase Utley’s hand signs new deal’




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