Tagged with "Washington Nationals"
Monday Moaning 3-11-13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Heidi Whatney Jenny Dell Jason Whitlock LeBron James Dwayne Wade NFL NBA MLB Washington Nationals Cleveland The Beeze Bill Burr 15 Minutes

 

WOW! The weather got so nice in Cleveland on Sunday, it had everyone thinking about Summer...Which got me thinking about images like this one!

While my Brother-in-law in Boston is looking at another mountain of 20+ inches of snow, we're here with sun and 68 degrees....In the last year or two, there has been some crazy weather in the U.S. I mean we're hearing about Tornadoes year round now...Serious weather seems to be hitting everywhere...Well, except one place...The Cleve...Yes, we got some rain and serious wind from "Super Storm Sandy" but our homes didn't blow into the lake...Maybe Mother Nature has realized Cleveland has been shit on enough...

Besides that, we do enough damage ourselves...Just look what this dump truck driver did Saturday morning...

A large portion of I-90 has been closed all weekend while crews take that pedestrian bridge down...Dude knocked it off the pillars...Only in the fucking Cleve!

So, I have to admit that my writing has slipped lately...I've been distracted and tired...So Friday night I forced myself to write...I gave myself a time limit, and knocked out A_15_MINUTE_BLOG just to get my juices going and get shit off my chest...

Now I feel slightly recharged...

A couple months back I was talking about fan loyalty, and how owners and players don't show that same loyalty much these days...That piled on with years of watching Cleveland teams lose, I decided to go free agent...I said that I would choose my baseball team to root for in April...I'll still pay attention to the Indians, but they aren't making the cut...I think Terry Francona will get them going the right direction, but it's not happening this year just because they added 3 guys who hit below .265 and strike out a fucking ton...

I'll also pay attention to the Red Sox because of the family connection...I like that they added Joel Hanrahan...But as some one who kinda got hooked on the Pirates last year, that sucks for Pittsburgh...Also NESN always have hot chicks covering the Sox....

There's the former NESN chick Heidi Watney getting put in her place by the latest NESN hottie, Jenny Dell and her huge creamers! Which would you take?

This year, I'm focused on two teams...Both from the same area...The Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals...I really want to see if the Orioles can build on what they did last year...But I'm not waiting for April...The Nationals are my team this year...That Harper kid is good, and he's a cocky prick...I like that! Strasburg is a beast, and I'd love to see what he'll do with a full season...They've got a solid staff, and balanced lineup...Screw it...I'm signing a 2 year deal with the Nats!

And I'm not waiting for after the draft or free agency with Football...I have no faith in the Browns, and even if they land some big free agents, which is tough to do here, It will still take time, especially with the hellish QB situation this team has constantly been in...I'm all in with the Seattle Seahawks...Pete Carroll is a douche, but that's a hell of a team they've got going there...Plus, as much as a dick as Richard Sherman seems to be, I love that told off Skip Bayless last week...You can see that HERE...

- Saturday I posted some WISDOM from Bill Burr...The guy kills me...Just hilarious...There was another clip I was watching, and planning on posting...Then it was suggested to me to check it out by a facebook friend...Great minds right! So here's Bill on Gold Diggin' Whores...

 

Classic Bill Burr!

- I rarely talk Basketball, mainly because I don't watch it...There is nothing I like about the NBA...But I'm going to talk a bit of Basketball this week...Why? Because at one time I use to think Jason Whitlock was a good columnist...Now, after some of the shit he has written and tweeted over the last couple years, I realize he's almost as big of an ass-hat as Rick Reilly...This week Whitlock wrote a column stating that the entire NBA is afraid of LeBron James...REALLY? Why the hell would other elite NBA players be afraid of LeBron...This guy isn't the living legend that Whitlock and dolts at ESPN try to make him out to be...He's only has one NBA title...1...

Whitlock goes on to say that James and Dwayne Wade are the best duo the NBA has seen..."We’ve never seen anything like the pairing of James and Dwyane Wade. Two superstars playing at this level of efficiency, shooting over 50 percent from the field. They invented and perfected the three-quarter-court, alley-oop outlet pass. They popularized the chase-down, hear-my-footsteps blocked shot at the rim. They’re lethal at both ends of the court. James and Wade are 94 feet of hell. It might take a fluke or an injury to stop the Heat’s winning streak."

I'm not an expert on basketball, but this guy is nuts...Why doesn't he just give them credit for inventing the game...This shit is retarded...They've got one title together...They haven't proven shit yet...With age, Whitlock gets more and more full of shit!

Plus if you believe any bit of what Cleveland sports talk radio says, LeBron wants to come back to Cleveland to end his career...The rumors say he isn't happy in Miami...How much of that is true, I don't know...I know he crew isn't getting their asses kissed and put on the team payroll like they did here....Even worse is how many people would welcome him back with open arms...After all that hate...After feeling so screwed, they'd welcome him back...These are the same people who will never forgive Art Modell for moving HIS team...Gotta love the fucking Cleve!

In closing...Fuck LeBron James...Fuck Jason Whitlock....Cleveland is a bitch, but the Weather has been better then most places...Jenny Dell has great cans...Bill Burr rules...Go Nationals!

Have a Week...

The Beeze.

 

Deep Thoughts 8-22-2012
Category: FEATURED
Tags: MLB Washington Nationals Rick Sutcliffe Good guy Jim Joyce OU Sucks

 

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Like many of you, I am fighting with writing this week. I love baseball as much as anyone, but the allure of the approaching football season is beginning to tug at my inner sports fan. I am going to use a bit of shotgun approach this week, but not before I touch on the Washington Nationals. I remember writing sometime during spring training that I did not think that the Nationals had the middle infield to hang for an entire season. Watching the Nationals steamrolling toward a pennant, those words seem pretty damn silly now. Espinosa and Desmond have proven to be a solid middle infield and have added surprising pop to the lineup. This Nationals team is a really good team and what is rather startling is how young they are. The Braves have played good baseball since the All Star break and they simply can’t gain any ground. With Strasburg in the lineup, it is hard to imagine any team beating them in a 7 game series. I know that R.A. Dickey is the sentimental favorite for the NL Cy Young, but I don’t see how anyone beats Strasburg.

 

Like or not, Melky Cabrera has reignited conversation concerning PEDs in baseball. Many of us have a difficult time understanding how players refuse to play by the rules. Of course, how often to we see people violate the rules of the real world each day? It has been said rules are made to be broken, which is part of the problem. We have so many rules in our lives that we have come to accept the fact that it is okay to break or “bend” the rules. In no way can I defend Melky or any other player that cheats the game. But, is that any worse than cheating on your wife or your taxes? Each day we are faced with decisions. In order to change the behavior of our professional athletes, we must change the perception of integrity. The problem is, how do you mandate integrity? How do you convince a kid from nothing that a professional career in baseball is not worth the risk of being caught taking peds. I often wonder, what are fans and writers more upset with…players cheating the game or the long term health risks for athletes? Rick Sutcliffe has a solution for Melky Cabrera…revoke his visa. “Why's he still here? That visa should be taken away, and he should not be allowed to play over here again, or work over here again, in my opinion." As an ex-player, Sutcliffe obviously has hard feelings about peformance enhancing drugs. Of course, he finishes his diatribe by saying that if he played now that he would probably use testosterone too…huh? So Rick, do you detest peds in baseball or just not like folks with work visas? I guess we all make mistakes, right Rick. Sort of like showing up on air at a Padres game drunk off your ass…

 

 

 

There is no easy solution to this problem. Since professional sports has become such a lucrative business, there will always be those willing to risk getting caught for a chance at the brass ring. Some suggest that we simply ban players that are caught. That is a neat answer and maybe it is the correct answer. But as we generally give first time offenders a chance for redemption is this the right way? I am not so sure that this would go over too well in our world. First time offense for a DUI, you lose your license to drive forever? This reminds me of the middle east where they remove the offending body part. If you steal, you lose a hand. If you are commit adultry…oh never mind, you get the idea.  It is difficult to be in the business of judging and really not what sports is supposed to be all about.

 

 

In a more pleasant baseball story…do remember Jim Joyce? I think many of us gained a measure of respect for how this guy handled his blown call of Armando Gallaraga’s perfect game. For those of you still lacking respect for Joyce, check this out…

PHOENIX -- Jim Joyce's timing could not have been better.

In fact, it was lifesaving.

The veteran Major League umpire performed CPR on D-backs food service employee Jayne Powers prior to the D-backs-Marlins game on Monday night.

"[The doctors] are pretty confident that they got her to the hospital in a shape where they could treat her and get her well again," said Russ Amaral, a D-backs vice president in charge of facilities and event services.

Joyce, who was scheduled to work the game behind the plate, arrived at the ballpark around 5:15 p.m. MST. He was walking down a ramp that leads to the umpire's dressing room.

Nearby, a briefing to the Levy food service workers had just broken up, and Powers, who has worked for the D-backs since their inaugural season in 1998, was speaking with a co-worker. She suddenly grabbed her co-worker's arm, began to shake and then fell to the ground.

"I knew something was wrong," Joyce said. "And I knew if something wasn't done, this lady could actually die in front of me. It was more instinct than anything else."

Joyce began to perform CPR, something he learned in high school.

"I've always stayed up with it," Joyce said. "Everybody should know it. I truly mean that. Everybody should know it. Because if you only have to use it one time, it can, well ... you can see what happened."

Not long after, Marlins bullpen coordinator Jeffrey Urgelles arrived on the scene. Urgelles was a firefighter/paramedic in the Miami-Dade County area. He assisted Joyce and later also helped out the paramedics.

"Somebody called for a trainer," Urgelles said. "I saw one of the security guys sprinting up the stairs. I knew then something was up, and I started walking out of the cage to see what was happening. Ricky Nolasco screamed for me. He was saying, 'Urgy, Urgy, they need someone who knows CPR.'

"I ran down the hallway and the lady was down on the ground. When I got there, there was a lady down and two people there. One of the guys was doing compression. That man ended up being Jim Joyce, the umpire. Until then, I didn't know who he was until late last night."

A call had already been made to the D-backs' security control room to send help, and a first responder arrived on the scene within minutes with an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Joyce continued with the CPR while the first responder worked with the AED.

Some 20 minutes later, Powers was transferred to an ambulance, which took her to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she finally regained consciousness.

Jim Joyce helped save this woman’s life, and then went to do his job as an umpire. Because Joyce was scheduled behind the plate, his crew tried to relieve him of this duty, but of course Joyce refused…because that is who Jim Joyce is.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I read a couple of stories on Tuesday that made me shake my head…

 

An Oklahoma high school valedictorian who used the word "hell" in her graduation speech in May has yet to receive her diploma.

Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Prague High School with a 4.0 grade point average, her father, David Nootbaar, told KFOR-TV. But school administrators told him that Kaitlin would have to submit a written apology in order to get her diploma.

"We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said, 'Your diploma is right here but you're not getting it. Close the door, we have a problem,'" David Nootbaar told the network.

In her speech—inspired by a similar address in "Eclipse: The Twilight Saga"—Kaitlin recounted how annoying it is to be constantly asked what she wants to do as graduation approached. "How the hell do I know?" she said, according to her father. "I've changed my mind so many times."

In the version she submitted to the school for approval, "hell" was "heck." But in the version she delivered at graduation, "hell" it was.

The school declined to comment. "This matter is confidential and we cannot publicly say anything about it," Prague schools Superintendent Rick Martin said in a statement to KFOR.

 

The hell you say? I would certainly write a letter, but an apology would be the last thing that I would write. This is just crazy.

 

Elsewhere in Oklahoma

 

A 5-year-old boy learned the hard way that Columbus, Ohio isn't the only place that hates Michigan - apparently Oklahoma does too.

Young Cooper Barton wore his favorite Michigan shirt to Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City and was told it violated the Oklahoma City Public Schools dress code and was asked to turn the shirt inside out. According to the dress code, students are only allowed to wear Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or apparel from another Oklahoma-state school. Everything else is a violation (especially Texas).

The dress code also prohibits professional apparel.

This isn't the first time a kindergartner has been asked to ignore their collegiate allegiance. In February, Emma Burton of Olathe, Kan., refused to color a University of Kansas Jayhawk because she and her parents were devout Kansas State fans.

According to the television station, the Oklahoma City Public Schools dress code was created in 2005 as part of a way to rid schools of gangs and gang apparel.

 

The principal and vice principal modeling suggested student wear...

 

Apparently, the folks in Oklahoma are convinced that this policy has worked because they have had zero gang problems among 5 year olds. Meanwhile in Austin, it was decided that OU still sucks…

 

 

 

 

Football season is just around the corner…

 

 



 

 

 

Golf is certainly easier that way...

 

 

One last thing I had on my mind was Augusta allowing two women as members. Personally, I could care less who Augusta decides is acceptable to be a member. Augusta National is a great golf course, but for 99.99% of us, we have no chance at ever being a member. One thing that does bug me about this announcement is that Martha Burke is busy patting herself on the back. It seems to me if she had just stayed out of this that Augusta would have probably have invited women before now.

 



 

 

That is all I have for today, but I will leave you with a bit of Jack Handey:

 

“Why do people in ship mutinies always ask for “better treatement”? I’d ask for a pinball machine because with all that rocking back and forth you’d probably be able to get a lot of free games.”

 

“My young son asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth-that most of us go to Hell and burn eternally-but I did not want to upset him.”

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped
Category: MLB
Tags: Wilson Ramos Washington Nationals.

This just came in on ESPN sportscenter and ESPN online:

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped outside his home in Venezuela.

Ramos' Venezuelan team, Tigres de Aragua, confirmed the kidnapping on its official team Twitter.

According to a report by El Nacional, four gunmen approached Ramos and took him away. Ramos was taken away in a green car, according to another report by El Universal.

A source told El Nacional that Ramos' family has yet to hear from the kidnappers. However, the "Body of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations" branch of the Venezuelan government has set up operations at Ramos' home, according to El Nacional.

Ramos, 24, batted .267 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in his first full major league season.

 

This is sad.

Rants and Raves
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Ron Artest Metta World Peace Jim Riggleman Washington Nationals Tennis Golf July 4th South Carolina Gamecocks


 

Name changes, Jim Quits, catch of the year, and more in this edition of Rants and Raves.

 

 

Ron Artest is trying to have his name changed. Yep, you read it right. His attorney’s filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court, last week, seeking the name change. His new name he is requesting, Metta World Peace. He has done charitable work on mental health issues, and he has testified before Congress to support legislation concerning mental health care.

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I Quit!!!!

Okay so he was turning the Nationals around. But why do this?? What a team player former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman is. He quit his team when he resigned, last Thursday, because he felt Nationals ownership wasn’t committed to him for more than the current season. Could you imagine Albert Pujols did this. He is at the end of his contract. What a loser Riggleman is. I hope he never gets a job in baseball again.

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This has got to be the catch of the year…Watch this video and see….

Outstanding catch. God bless this Vet.

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What has happened to American tennis?? Where is the talent?? This country use to dominate the Tennis world. Now, we are nothing more than runner-ups, and even that’s not true. Once the Williams sisters retire there is nothing on the women’s side. There is nothing on the men’s side who can dominate. Andy Roddick has to be the most overrated American men’s player ever. Oh well, at least the foreign women are cute, and I sure do like it when Maria gunts.

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Speaking of tennis, Roger Federer lost in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 5 sets. But what was amazing to this point was going into this match Rogers was an outlandish 178-0 when he was up two set to none in a tournament. That’s greatness.

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 Speaking of what happened. Where are the American golfer’s??? You would think winning a tournament which can earn you over $1 million dollars a week more people would get involved. With sponsors, and earnings an above average player can rake in $5 million easy.

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Congratulations go to the South Carolina Gamecocks (55-14), who won the NCCA baseball tournament to become a two-time National Champion. In the process, they went 10-0 in the tournament, and with streaks of 16 NCAA tournament wins and 11 straight in the CWS are both records.

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I want to wish all the Gabbers, a wonderful 4th of July. We are having a cook-out on July 3rd, when most of the family is off from work. 

 

 

Fry Day Blog: A National Disgrace
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: MLB Washington Nationals Jayson Werth

 

Welcome to The Fry Day Blog

Today dvt fries our capitol's gain...

 

 

Ironic, isn't it?

The home of deficit spending...

Does it again...

Just when we thought...

Baseball had it under control...

It went totally out of control...

And from our nation's capitol no less...

Yes...

I know it's just one player...

But come on, War-shington...

You've had all these years to sign a blockbuster free agent...

And this is the best you can do???

A free agent who is far from free...

So...

Now that you've gasmed in the Hot Stove League...

Now that you've overspent...

Are you spent???

Is there anything left???

Any fishies in the tank???

Will it be Werth it???

Yes...

I know you moved to Washington a few years ago...

But you've really...

(Pun alert...)

Expos(d) yourself...

You penetrated the market...

And you impregnated the system...

A bad deal...

Sticking out like a sore...

Well, you get the picture...

Just when we thought the owners were getting a handle on the stupid thing...

You messed it up for the whole league...

Washington...

As The Rock used to say...

"Know your role...

And shut your mouth---errr wallet..."

Washington...

You are NOT the Yankees...

Nationals...

When you spend that kind of money...

It's supposed to be on a superstar...

This is the kind of money that's supposed to go to a franchise player...

Not a french fries player...

Jayson Werth is good...

But not $126 million "werth" of good...

I guess that's what it takes to get a not so free agent...

To play for the Smithsonians...

Hey, Jayson...

It's appropriate that there is a "y" in your first name...

That's what all of us are asking...

Y???

Because they like you...

Hey, Jayson...

You better hope those Bush tax cuts get extended...

Hey, Jayson...

What do we really think of the Gnats signing you for that much loot???

It's an obama-nation...

 

 

dvt

 

 

 

 

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