January 18, 2008
The scene: the 1989 NLCS. Giants v. Cubs. Will Clark at the plate versus Mitch “the Wild Thing” Williams. 1-1 tie ballgame.
Robby Thompson! Brett Butler! Candy Maldonado! Roger Craig! Real Fans! The ‘Stick! Hummm baby!
The game seemed so much more pure back then, no?
September 20, 2007
It’s official: the Warriors will place Sarunas Jasikevicius on waivers after agreeing on a buyout with the backup point guard. It’s a shame, because Sarunas never really fit in with the team and seemed like a swell former Communist.
In the end, despite the Warriors’ dire need for a backup point guard, Sarunas’ leadership abilities, Sarunas’ shooting touch and his, ahem, undying enthusiasm (read: excellent cheerleading skills), the Lithuanian guard lacked the athleticism (and perhaps the willingness to throw discipline out the window ) to run in Nellie’s system.
Along with the loss of Adonal Foyle, this means that the Warriors have a serious shortage of towel-wavers.
From the moment he arrived in Oakland, Sarunas has been one of our favorite players (both in seriousness and in jest) so as our farewell to Sarunas, here’s Cabbages showcasing his American Idol skill, singing what can only be the Lithuanian version of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
September 20, 2007
This is probably the best tribute to Rod Beck we’ve seen. It’s just from Fox Bay Area’s feed from the Giants’ own tribute earlier this summer. Watching those highlights makes us feel warm and cozy. Seems like a lifetime ago.
Mike Krukow said it well: “A good friend, a great Giant.”
Of course, then Duane Kuiper chimed in: “Rod Beck! No longer with us.”
Yes, Shooter was certainly one of a kind.
September 18, 2007
During the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Rangers, Nick Swisher showcased one of the better mound assaults we’ve ever seen.
The background: Swisher hit a home run in each of the first three games of the four-game series. When Vicente Padilla hit him in his first at-bat on Sunday, it was the third time in the last three games that Swisher had been hit, so Nick being a real man, he charged the mound like no other.
The dropping of the shoulder really makes it special.
UPDATE: Padilla suspended seven games; Swisher three.
September 12, 2007
What’s good people?
As seen above, our boy JP over at FRiSCOFiTTEDTV has continued to pump out those game recaps. He actually has a lot of valiant points, and because we want him to succeed, we’d like to offer some words of advice for our aspiring mini-Gary Radnich.
1. These are the Youtubes. Five minutes is way too long for the A.D.H.D.-riddled folks that are trying their best to escape their meaningless lives while surfing about the interwebs. Take a cue from the master: keep the clips concise, direct and pithy.
2. Turn up the volume on the commentary. We can barely hear you speak, especially after the music.
3. Keep rocking the fly gear, especially the throwbacks. [Sidenote: we still cannot get over how awesome the Niners’ throwbacks looked on Monday.]
4. Keep the highlights.
5. When in a news lull, it never hurts to reveal what happens behind the scenes. In fact, you should maybe even purchase some wood paneling.
September 7, 2007
Yeah, we’re sticking with the 1988 World Series nostalgia clips. Here we have the First Lady delivering a very important message to the youth of America and then tossing out the ceremonial first pitch.
Seeing that “pitch” makes us realize that Nancy Reagan was almost a real-life, female version of Mr. Burns (albeit not evil … probably).
[Kidding aside, we think she did a very nice thing in bringing the whole “Say no to drugs” campaign to the country and we wouldn’t wish to imply otherwise.]
September 7, 2007
If you’ve been watching the U.S. Open–and we have been, religiously–then you are familiar with Novak Djokovic. The 20-year-old Serb has been quickly winning the hearts of tennis fans across the globe.
His second-round match with Radek Stepanek is still probably the best men’s match of the Open thus far, but after his victory last night to propel him into the semifinals, Djokovic did something that has never been seen in any sporting event ever.
Watch the above video of his post-match interview. The guy is brilliant.