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Is it Christmas? In July?

July 31, 2009

I don’t know if Sean Burnett knows the definition of irony, but he knows how to use it in a sentence (from Circling the Bases):

Former Pirates and current Nats pitcher Sean Burnett on the state of the Pirates:

They’re the laughingstock of baseball right now. They’ve gotten rid of everybody. They won’t keep anybody around. Some of the guys here, they don’t understand it, but Nyjer and I knew this was coming. What I keep telling the guys here is that the hardest part is that Pittsburgh, as a sports town, is unbelievable. With what the Steelers and Penguins have done, they’re dying for a winner in baseball, too. They’re dying to cheer the Pirates on. And now, they don’t have anybody they even know. Guys like Jack and Freddy, the faces of the franchise, players they’re supposed to be locking up, they’re all gone. What’s going to bring people to the ballpark now?”

CGally gets upset with me when I make fun of the Pirates, but seriously, how do I turn down ammo like this or anything else they do? It would be a disservice to all of you if I didn’t post these things. But back to the post, who does Sean Burnett think he is? Oh that’s right, a player the Pirates got rid of. I guess he might know what he’s talking about. Carry on, Sean.

Who wants him? Anyone? Bueller?

June 12, 2009

I was going to post something about the fact that after the rain delay last night at the Nationals game, there were only 100 people left. But then some other news came across my “desk”:

ATLANTA – The Michael Vick era in Atlanta is officially over.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team relinquished its contractual rights to Vick on Friday.

So now we will hear actual banter about where ol’ Ronnie will head. Raiders? ‘Skins? AFL? CFL? Who knows?

One thing is certain though, and that is Roger Goodell doesn’t know if he will let Mexico back into the NFL. OK, so the certain thing is an uncertainty, what the hell do you want from me? Seriously Lindsay Lohan? What do you want? Lindsay Lohan with all those little outfits, jumping around there on stage, half-naked with your little outfits. Ya know? You’re a… You’re out there jumping around and I’m just sitting here with my beer. So, what am I supposed to do? What you want? You know, are we gonna go out? Is that what you’re trying to – why why are you leaping around there, throwing those things all up in my, over there in my face? What do you want, Lindsay? Tell me what you want? Well, I’ll tell you what you want, you want nothing. You want nothing. All right? Because we all know that no woman anywhere wants to have sex with anyone, and to titillate us with any thoughts otherwise is – is just bogus.

Sorry, got off topic there. In sum, Michael Vick: no longer with the Falcons.