Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baseball Has Lost a Fan....

Baseball may not give a damn, but I'm done...I'm tapping out...My Father taught me about the game when I was young...My Mom was my Tee-Ball Coach, and we kicked ass...So many of us have so many fond memories of Baseball and are youth....

Of the sports I love...And I love Hockey the most...But Baseball was the first...And you never forget your first...But I can't do it anymore...The bad memories, and bad feelings have finally overtaken the good memories, and those special moments...I'll never forget listening to Len Barker's perfect game on the front porch with my Dad, and neighbors, and people passing bye, stopped and listened with us...
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I'll never forget watching Ryne Sandberg play, and realizing...I want to play like him...


I could go on all day about the good memories...But the more I watch, listen, and read about Baseball...The more I feel like all that was good with the game is gone...Steroids and a juiced ball may have saved Baseball when Sosa, McGwire, and Brady Anderson were hitting everything out of the park...But then when Barry Bonds was hopped up on the 'roids, everyone got up on their high horse...Then people wanted to clean up the sport...Too little, too late douche bags...

Then, asshole, Rafael Palmeiro waves his finger and denies ever using any P E Ds...A couple months later...Positive test for Palmeiro...And there has been a slow, steady, trickle of names of players who have tested positive...

Big Sloppi David Ortiz got outed today...Another guy who has denied it in the past, and sat on his high horse...Screw you Ortiz...Go find you buddy Man Ram and compare who's balls have gotten smaller....

Then there is the business side of Baseball...The game desperately needs a salary cap...The the Palyers Union is stronger then the Teamsters ever were...And they'll fight it until the end...This has smaller market teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates constantly trading off their best players, because they can't afford to keep them around...

The bad economy hasn't helped the smaller market teams either...But this week, my hometown team...The Cleveland Indians not only admitted defeat on this season...Which , they were done a couple months ago...But they also gave up on next season...

For the second year in a row, they traded a Cy Young Award winning pitcher...Cliff Lee was sent to the Phillies yesterday for 4 minor league prospects...Mark Shapiro loves his prospects...Funny thing is...He never drafts "top prospects"...He has to keep trading the teams best players to get "top prospects"....One of these stellar prospects from the Phillies is a 18 year old single-A flame throwing pitcher...Who by the way is on the Disabled List with a sore arm...Nice move douche...I'm willing to bet he doesn't step on a Major League field...

Then there is the "slick fielding" Shortstop Shapiro had to have...He's coming off of a knee surgery...

The Indians did get a highly rated catcher...Which is good, because Kelly Shoppach sucks ass, and the buzz going around town, and everywhere else is...That teh Tribe will be trading Victor Martinez next...One of the best hitters in the game, with another year left on his contract...'But let's dump that salary and get some more prospect, because we'd rather continuesly rebuild, instead of actually competing.'

Good luck selling tickets assholes...You're gonna dump all these salaries and still lose money...Why? Because people aren't gonna support a shitty team...And they really aren't gonna come out to watch crap when they're struggling to pay their bills...I'm willing to bet that this franchise will be up for sale within five years....

Hey Shapiro...Do me a favor...While your trading all your best palyers away...Why don't you trade that overrated douche Grady Sizemore...Then I want have to see those stupid twats with their "Grady's Ladies" shirts anymore...

I gave up on the Indians when they traded Ryan Garko...Now the more that I look at things...I'm done with Major League Baseball...

With everything that's gone on...This is the only baseball player I want to see for awhile...

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Later, The Beeze.

4 comments:

afrankangle said...

Most importantly ... dang ... nice picture. Who is she?

In terms of baseball, you hit all the key points except one ... the amount of money everyone is making.

Nonetheless, MLB is screwed up. I too am a baseball lifer. Although I still listen to the Reds, I no longer watch games on television. I seldom go to the ballpark, and the desire to go wains. I occasionally glance at standings. I do enjoy fantasy baseball and baseball history.

But still ... there is a lingering sourness for a host of reasons.

The big dollar teams compete. Some organizations as the Twins are both competitive and operate with sanity. Then there are clubs as the Reds, Royals, and Pirates who continue to flounder in baseball's abyss.

So yes .... it's sad to see your team sell out ... but remember, there are plenty of us out here who have been suffering for a long time.

Good post Beeze!

The BEEZE said...

Thanks Frank...Hey, what's with the Reds picking up Rolen...He's on my fantasy team...His HRs may jump up now that he's playing in that launching pad!

afrankangle said...

As soon as I heard the trade, I believe getting Rolen was a move to set up next year. They needed a RH bat and leadership ... he gives both if/when healthy.

On the downside, gave up 2 young arms ... especially Stewart who throws in upper 90s.

Besides, he's from Indiana and closer to the end of his career ... thus he wanted to come here.

More importantly .... who's the babe?

The BEEZE said...

Ya know what...I don't know her name...but I'll look into it...

Rolen should be good fro the Reds.