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White Sox Rookies For The Hazing

If you were hanging out by the player’s exit at Yankee Stadium yesterday evening, you were in for quite a treat. Sadly, I live a good 3 hours away (by plane) and was not able to be there, but alas, there is a thing called the internet that let me enjoy this moment of humiliation as much as the next person. I always thought hazing was for college students trying to become part of a sorority or fraternity, but this is a wonderful example of how hazing goes beyond the classroom and into the ball park.

As White Sox players began to come out of the stadium and enter their bus, along came other players dressed in very incriminating outfits. Lance Broadway, a right handed rookie pitcher, was unfortunate enough to be dawned the wearer of the voluptuous lifeguard with severe pubic hair issues. Alexei Ramirez was dressed as a US track and field athlete. Other rookies sported a Tinkie Winkie (Of the Teletubbies) costume and a Raggedy Anne outfit.

Sexy?

Sexy?

Photo courtesy of Scott Proctor’s Arm

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Phillies Can’t Handle The Fish

It isn’t out of the ordinary for Mario and I to show up to a Marlins game a good 2 or 3 hours prior to the game. On this steamy Sunday morning, Mario and I arrived at Dolphin Stadium at 10:00 AM. We parked in our usual VIP spot (employee parking) and made our way over to the player parking to see if we could snag anyone’s attention. Doug Waechter appeared to have just rolled out of bed, wearing a blue fishing shirt, khaki short, and holding a Starbucks coffee. He turned instatnly when I called out his name and walked quite some distance to us just to take a photo. Alfredo Amezaga arrived in a dark gray Pontiac wearing a black Metallica t-shirt, and as usual was very friendly. I yelled out his name and he responded with an ear to ear grin and a frantic wave. Reynel Pinto sped into the parking area blasting “A Milli” by Lil’ Wayne, but still managed to smile and wave when I yelled out his name. More players came, and went. Lastly was Chris Volstad, I attempted to get a photo, but he was obviously running late for his team meeting or something because he pointed towards something and began to ‘speed walk’ after we requested a photo. I don’t hold it against him. He’s from Palm Springs….

We made our way to the gates, got free Marlins bags, and then I got to take a photo with Kevin Gregg. I was having a blast until we got to our seats and the horrendous Florida sun attacked me with all it’s might. If anyone is considering moving to Florida, please don’t. I lathered myself with SPF 45 sun block on four different occasions and STILL got sunburn. I quickly forgot about the sun when I heard some idiot Philly fan taunting Dan Uggla. “Hey, how many ‘E’s in Uggla?”. Uggla just smiled. “That’s a good one.” Uggla definitely took it better than me. I would never last at Yankee Stadium. I get too defensive too easily, and nearly killed a few Philly fans. The game came and went. There was a softball home run derby, Ryan Howard impressed, and Cantu saved us in the 11th inning, giving the Marlins and Doug Waechter the win.

Despite the Phillies losing the game, the majority were very kind and signed. Taguchi signed for a good 10 min, as did Joe Blanton, and Jamie Moyer. Moyer cursed a few fans for complaining and completely ignored my multiple requests for a photo. Ah well, at least he signed. All in all, I was very happy with how the day went.

Doug Waechter and I
Karma took care of him after taking some time to pose for a photo.

Kevin Gregg and I


Dan Uggla is awesome 🙂


This man is obnoxious


Autographed softball by Home Run Derby winner, Brett Helmer

J.J. !!!!!

A swing…


And a miss.

He was being camera shy. 🙂

Reynel Pinto

Mr. “Boo? F*ck ya’ll” himself

Attempting to shield myself from Hell

“My name is Cole Hamels and I’m gonna strike this guy out.”

“Here we go. Get ready!”

“Alright, now watch this!”

“Oh God damn it.”

So Taguchi: The Silent Signer

Mr.Moyer: signing tons of baseballs that you can now find on Ebay,
but rejecting a photo with a sincere fan.

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Chase Utley Needs A Little Love

Everyone knows how dedicated New York fans are to their teams. They are die hard fans, and although they will love you one minute and threaten to murder your first born son the next minute, New York baseball fans are, in my opinion, the most loyal fans I have ever seen. So, knowing that this year’s All Star Game was to be held in Yankee stadium, you had to expect a whole lot of booing for any player that wasn’t a Yankee or a Met. Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and yes even the Philadelphia Phillies were to be booed, despite their standings in the MLB. For the most part, every player that was booed understood this and pretty much laughed it off, however the booing seemed to have hit a soft spot for Mr.Utley.

Anyone wanna show Chase some love? Probably not after this….

It’s okay Chase, I’ll give you a hug. 🙂

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Tim Lincecum Has Doomed Us All!

Standing at merely 5’11 and 170lbs, Tim Lincecum is easily one of the smallest pitchers in the MLB. But don’t let that fool you; his long stride and sharp mechanics will put you in your place quickly. Lincecum had come to the Bronx to make an appearance at the All Star Game on behalf of the Giants, but his jersey and hat hang untouched in the locker room between Ben Sheets and Edison Volquez. His small presence is lacking and I think it is safe to say that his long stride and sharp mechanics will be missed in today’s All Star game.

Okay, so Tim Lincecum is in the hospital with the flu, but that’s no reason not to be able to play in the game this evening! Right? The 24 year old was hospitalized earlier today with dehydration and flu like symptoms. Lincecum missed the All Star Game Red Carpet this afternoon, so I can confidently say that he isn’t faking it. Lincecum is 11-2 in his second year with the Giants, he leads the majors with 135 strike outs, and his 2.57 ERA is 4th best among starters. His arm will be greatly missed in this All Star game.

Hope you get better quickly, Timmy Boy!

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2008 Home Run Derby

I’ll be honest with everyone, I fell asleep right before the 1st round ended, but I was awake long enough to witness history be made by a man that made it to the majors against all odds. Josh Hamilton’s 28 homer first round score was the highest total of all time and will definitely be the highlight of this year’s home run derby. Although Justin Morneau was to be crowned the king of the home run derby, the night undoubtedly belonged to Josh Hamilton. Hamilton showed off his strength by belting 500 ft home runs and showed us all that anything is possible as long as you have a little faith and keep focused.
Josh Hamilton’s inspirational story about his life and how he beat his addiction can be found here.

“I am proof that hope is never lost” – Josh Hamilton

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