Nick Swisher Is Awesome.

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.


Ashley Goes For A Run … “Careful Ashley Stop!”

August 28, 2007

This clip from a CFL game isn’t exactly Bay Area-related, but, uh, the CFL’s first American franchise was the Sacramento Gold Miners. So there you go.

In any event, nothing is more entertaining than a blindfolded and possibly deaf woman sprinting like there’s no tomorrow (seriously, look at those arms pumping) for a trip to … the Dominican Republic! The fact that she’s a bit, well, rotund adds no humor* to the situation whatsoever.

Along with Doug Flutie doing something and Warren Moon doing something else, “Careful Ashley Stop!” now resides in the pantheon of great, great moments in CFL history.

[Via With Leather]

*adds a good deal of humor.

Clip Of The Day: Do Not Bring Dodger Foam Fingers To San Francisco

July 31, 2007

Here’s what happens when Giants stop being polite and start getting real. You stay classy, Giants fans.

[Sidenote: The exact same thing happened to our friend in Dodger Stadium with a Giants finger. Those things are just conflicts waiting to happen.]

Boom! … “Uh-Oh”

July 20, 2007

A half-ton of dynamite + a host of dumb people + immovable rotting whale carcass = the best two and a half minutes of your day week.


For more dead whale news, check out this article on how the Taiwanese handled the exact same problem. Say Hey–your dead whale news center!

[Video via Kissing Suzy Kolber]

Super Fun Bonus Video Time!

May 11, 2007

With our earlier post in mind, here’s what happens when angry black men attack fleet-of-foot Japanese pitchers.

Insert Godzilla joke here.

(Sidenote: This has nothing to do with neither sports nor the Bay Area, but Kirk “Mike Seaver” Cameron doesn’t believe in Darwin and is totally bananas.)

Clip Of The Day: “No Sir, I Did Not Appreciate That”

May 11, 2007

Because it’s Friday and because random violence is just about always enjoyable, here are the ten best baseball fights of all time. Our personal favorite is the “catcher-kick” on #4.

Oh, and sorry about the music; nothing says “let’s celebrate fights!” like heavy metal. Or whatever this is.