Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 ASG Hightlights

By: Clay

This trophy for the "Are You Fucking Kidding" award goes to Mike Quade by way of Bruce Bochy.

When I saw Mike Quade during the roster introductions, I lost my shit. How? Why is he here? I can understand Kirk Gibson for obvious reasons, but Mike Quade. Oh my god. I was shocked and laughing but I still didn't get it. Absolutely no business accepting the invite from Bruce Bochey. Jesus, Bruce, you could have had any other manager but you went with Quade(replacing Jim Riggleman). Clint Hurdle would have been a deserving choice as well as La Russa.

Just another embarrassing moment to add to the 2011 Cubs season.

2011 ASG Highlights BEST MOMENT

By: Clay

Best Moment: Justin Timberlake, Mark Grace, Joe Buck

Joe Buck: We go down for a visit with a special guest, here's Mark Grace.

Mark Grace: I'm down here in the pool area, with the star of the upcoming comedy, Friends With Benefits. Welcome Justin Timberlake, how ya doin' brother?

Justin Timberlake: Joe Buck, you're calling a great game, Joe!

Joe Buck: Thanks, Justin.

Justin Timberlake: Just a classy guy-

Joe Buck: Thanks.

Justin Timberlake: -with a classy voice

Mark Grace: Now you wanted ballpark food. Peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs, which one’s your favorite?

Justin Timberlake: My favorite? Just beer.

Mark Grace: Really? Beer! It’s kind of the perfect food.

Justin Timberlake: It goes with the hot dog, it goes with nachos, it goes with peanuts. Beer’s perfect. Beer never got mad at me because I didn’t call beer back.

Mark Grace: That’s a very good point. That is a very good point

A Look at 2011 Topps Allen and Ginter!!!

By: Clay

Allen & Ginter just can't be beat. It's hands down the best set year in and year out and constantly takes money from my wallet. I am seriously considering collecting Allen & Ginter exclusively. It's the fucking best. I can't describle it. So well put

Go back through these pics and find the two douche bags. Here's a hint: Their cards are pictured together.

A Look At 2011 UD Goodwin Champions Blaster Box

By: Clay

I loved the 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions release, so one would assume that I would enjoy the 2011 release, right? Not so fast, ass clown. The worst part of this set is that UD doesn't have a licensing agreement with MLB. This is why this set is full of former and HOF MLBers. The auto checklist is pretty sweet, though(Hakeem Olajuwon, Randy Couture, Derrick Rose, Bo Jackson, Dennis Rodman and Grant Hill to name a few). Here are the few highlights from the one and only blast of Goodwin that I plan on purchasing.

Yep. Pulled a sweet Greg Louganis auto. Not bad. Can't really ask for more from a retail purchase.

A Look at Topps UFC 2011

By: Clay

Here's a glimpse of the first release from Topps and the UFC for 2011. I know this is a little dated, as this set has been out for sometime...enjoy. By the way, I did pull a Matt Hamill relic which was promptly sold on EBAY as well as two patch cards of Machida and Matt Hughes. As you can see below, the Couture base card photo is from the fight with James "Mush Mouth" Toney and the Hughes photo was taken probably seconds before BJ Penn knocked him out.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Derby

The home run derby is tonight. Personally, I'll be cheering for Matt Holliday to foul one off his foot, break it and end his season. Also, no Josh Hamilton tonite so the death toll should remain low. Of course tonites winner gets the honor of claiming their HGH supplier as number one. I'm looking at you, Jose Bautista.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Clay's mid-season thoughts

Just a few thoughts and ideas on what i would like to see for the rest of the 2011 season.

Jim Hendry and Tom Ricketts must label the Cubs as sellers. They claim to be waiting to see if the Cubs can get it rolling. I've got news for them, it ain't happenin. They must do everything possible to move Zambrano, Soriano, A-Ram, Colvin, Fukudome, Dempster and Pena. Though, it may prove to be an impossible task...

The Pirates absolutley need to go after a quality starter and a couple decent relivers. They've managed to hang in there this long amongst all their injuries, they really don't have a reason to get position players of high salary.

Cut the All-Star rosters down to 25 players, 30 at the most. Do not include players based on giving each team an All-Star. That is stupid.

Derek Jeter is not having an All-Star season. We know it. He knows it. And the fucking dipshits that voted for him know it. He probably shouldn't even be an everyday player, but the Yankees can do what they want...

Take away fan voting for the All-Star game. MLB needs to come up with a player rating system and pick the all-stars from that. Makke it exactly like fantasy baseball ranks players. It just makes sense this way.

Take away home field advantage rule from the All-Star game.

Do a player draft for the All-Star game, similar to the NHL.

Shorten the season and spring training by 15 games. Baseball shouldn't be played in the snow or in November.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chael Sonnen Interview from July 1st

Chael Sonnen Returns at UFC 136

By: Clay

The opponent has changed but the location remains the same. Rather than fight Lyoto Machida as reported by Fighters Only Magazine, Sonnen will now face middleweight Brian Stann to determine the next challenger for the UFC middleweight title. At some point, one must mention that Stann is an ex-marine. And we will undoubtedly hear Stann talk about it and the UFC promote it leading up to the fight. So, there is our mentioning of it. No more.

During an interview with Ariel Helwani of AOL, Chael stated, "...there's a karate guy at 205 pounds, I might stop there on my way back to 185 pounds...". This deal was almost done when apparently the UFC scrapped it and just decided to go with a number one contender match at middleweight.

Either way, it works for me and I look forward to seeing Chael give a beating to ol' Hero Boy Brian Stann.