Flyswatting

For the best reading experience, shake your monitor first

Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Hope…..

leave a comment »

Hope gives you life but it also kills you sometimes. Barry Bonds played like a king in San Fran but he was a juiced up king. Now that he has been arraigned on charges of perjury, at least a few in San Francisco want him to say he did not do it. A hopeful sign hung opposite to the court where he appeared yesterday….

Powered by ScribeFire.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 8, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Playball

leave a comment »

In Boston, Theo is acting as if he incorrectly heard his wife when she said “I don’t want us to keep Nanny”. It might sound ridiculous but I cannot think of a better explanation behind him trying not to keep Manny. Manny and Paapi form the best 3-4 combination in the league and to trade Manny will adversely affect Paapi’s production at the plate. If he trades Manny and the Sox suck this year, Theo really needs a suit to escape from Fenway one month before Haloween.

Since Manny is a 10/5 player [ 10 years of major league experience and 5 years with the same team], he can veto a trade to any team. So if the Red Sox try to trade him to perennial cupcakes like the Rangers, Brewers or Royals, Manny can say I won’t go. One place Manny would love to go would be LA so that he can go and hang out with the greatest singer on that side of the bars – Snoop Dawg and smoke weed everyday.

Michael Strahan who endorses a deodrant should also start endorsing anger management lessons and frustration control lessons. He called out his team mate Plaxico Burress for not trying hard and as a ripple effect of the outpour, Pam Lee divorced Kid Rock.

In his first appearance before the media after the middle finger salute, Michael Vick revealed the true target and reason behind his obscene gesture. He said that he saw President Bush in the stands and was gesturing to him.

powered by performancing firefox

powered by performancing firefox

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 1, 2006 at 8:40 am

Posted in Baseball

Cubby curse

leave a comment »

Chicago Cubs signed Soriano for a 8 year 136 million deal. I think it is a very bad decision that will haunt them more than the curse of the Billy Goat. Too much money for too long a time for a player who is good but not great and doesn’t address one of their biggest needs – pitching. Prior and Wood are prone to injuries and Wade Miller is also not dependable. Their only star pitcher in Carlos Zambrano. They play in a division which doesn’t boast of very deep offensive lineups and acquiring good pitching would have put them atop of their division. The reverse might also be true if they say our division has good pitching and hence we need to have good hitting but as cliched as it many sound good pitching and defense always bests good hitting.

It would have made much better baseball sense had they signed a top-of-the shelf starter like Jason Schmidt or Barry Zito, re signed Juan Uribe to lead off or signed Gary Matthews Jr. Long contracts have proven to be killers as the Rangers found out with Alex Rodriguez and Red Sox go through yearly trauma with Manny and the Cubs have fallen into the hole as well.

powered by performancing firefox

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 23, 2006 at 12:43 am

Posted in Baseball

Cy who?

leave a comment »

In a few years, the Cy Young award should be rightfully renamed Johan Santana Award. Santana is just overpowering on the mound and sometimes you just feel that the hitter is no better than you because both of you can just watch. If there he is coming to a ballpark near you, please go watch him. He is a magician with the ball.

powered by performancing firefox

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 17, 2006 at 12:04 am

Posted in Baseball

He had them at hello…

leave a comment »

American League Golden Gloves were announced today. I am not sure why there is this Derek Jeter lovefest. I agree that Jeter is good but why should we crown him when there are people ahead of him the race in the Golden Glove for shortstop. Rightfully, the award should have gone to Michael Young of the Rangers who has turned nearly 20 Double Plays more than Jeter, 100 assists more than Jeter, has a fielding percentage which is 6 points better than Jeter and has played nearly 500 innings more.

Jeter should possess some kind of magnetism that makes people ignore this fallings. Maybe he is one of the Jerry McGuire types who can captivate people at the first sight…

powered by performancing firefox

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 2, 2006 at 10:58 pm

Posted in Baseball

gerund???

leave a comment »

When I was in high school, a “hot” [ I found her hot then, I am told she looks like Anna Nicole Smith before the liposuction now] English teacher taught me – gerunds amd the example of usage was

Flying planes can be dangerous.

The sentence conveys two meaning that Airplanes that are flying can be dangerous (or)It can be dangerous to fly airplanes. Both the cases came true for Corey Lidle. It is really unfortunate and sad that his ending came too soon. My heart goes out for his wife and six year old son.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

October 13, 2006 at 6:04 pm

Posted in Baseball, Garbage Post

million dollar bluffs

leave a comment »

is he A-Rod? The NY Yankee fans are calling him Frod . He has gobbled up 25.6 million this year but he had forgotten to lick his butter fingers. He had the maximum errors committed by a third baseman in the American League and was third in the major leagues behind D’back Tracy and Red Encarnacion. He batted 30 pts less than last year, swatted away 13 home run lesser and had a single post-season hit. I think the Boss will trade him for the benefit of the Yankees and Alex himself. I am not blaming all Yankee woes on him but when you are paid the highest, you are expected to take the maximum heat.

I think the bigger or probably the biggest bluff in NY is Randy Johnson. The guy is a first ballot hall of famer and he was almost done when he realized that the Boss wanted to flirt with him. So, he pestered the Diamondbacks to trade him and he has been a big bluff for the last couple of years. He has made 35 million in two years when he would have just sat at home and played with his grand kids. I think the Boss should not pick up his option and send Randy home to his grand kids so that he can sit on his couch and watch Sponge Bob Sqaure pants with them.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

October 13, 2006 at 1:40 am

Posted in Baseball

stretch breaks

leave a comment »

Middle of the seventh inning in a baseball game is when you will see the whole stadium , irrecpective of which team you are supporting , stand up and sing the national anthemn of baseball – “Take me out to the ball game” . Even Seventy year old become seven year olds and sing to their heart’s content. But I should say even the seventy year’s olds will be more decipherable than our man Ozzie when he sang “Take me out” in a Cubs ballgame a few years back. if I remember correctly, Ozzie’s singing made the Top-10 list for that day in Sportscenter and the next day Russel Crowe came to Wirgley filed and sang “Take Me Out” and that made the top plays as well

If you did not understand what Ozzie sang

“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.”

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

October 11, 2006 at 7:18 pm

Posted in Baseball

stinkin sox

leave a comment »

Everyone around me know that I am a Sox fan. I am a die-hard but I couldn’t sit through their game today. Josh Beckett, Manny Del Carmen just couldn’t throw strikes. They were giving away bases loaded “walks”. I understand that the absence of Varitek, who is the team leader and the catcher with whom these pitchers have worked year long, has made a difference but I cannot beleive they cannot throw the ball over the plate and make some decent pitches if someone else is catching. As a sports fan, your best friend in the English dictionary is “hope” and I hope that Schilling and Boomer win the next two for the Sox and keep it within 2 1/2 games of the Yankees.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

August 20, 2006 at 5:06 am

Posted in Baseball

Monstorosity

leave a comment »

I often hear people telling me to think big. So, no more banners holding “Paapi for MVP” or “Paapi for President”. I am getting one that says “Paapi for God”. I have to make a worthless predicition at this point – “Paapi will hit a walkoff grand slam homer in the bottom of night in the seventh game of the world series this year”

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

August 4, 2006 at 7:22 am

Posted in Baseball