Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New film about Josh Gibson

It's about time someone made a good film on maybe the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. NY Times has the scoop.
A new documentary, however, not only tells of Gibson’s legendary baseball accomplishments — historians and former players debate whether he actually hit a home run out of the old Yankee Stadium in 1934 — but it also tries to make the case that his drinking and apparent demons were a result of the brain tumor that eventually killed him.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'll say it now...

I WANT LaMafia to be manager next year. I can't stand him, but he knows what he's doing. Bob, spend the money on LaMafia and his sidekick Duncan, and you will more than make up for it come October of next year. I really believe that. Position by position, the Reds on paper are better than the division winning Deadbirds of this year. I really believe that, too. Except Pujols, who's in another league, but I like our guy at first!

The Division Series have been great so far (except for the Bankee$ defeating the Twins.) The games have been exciting, close, good pitching, timely hitting, and the Deadbirds got swept. Can't get much better than that.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

What a game!

I was rooting for the Tigers last night, but man, what a game that was!

With the Twins win, that leaves two teams I don't care about (Twins, Rockies), five teams I hate (Bankee$, Bread $ox, Codger$, Deadbirds, and Di$ney$), and the Phillies.

I want the Twins to beat the Bankee$ in three games, don't care about the other AL game because whoever wins I want the Twins to beat them, too, want the Codger$ to beat the Deadbirds in three games then get beat by the Phillies in four games. Then the Twins and the Phillies can play seven games and have the last game go 24 innings with the score tied 1-1.

Overall, I'm not enthused by the teams playing October baseball this year. I'd be more enthused about the Phillies if they hadn't won last year.

Tell you what, though. When I saw those Twins fans' euphoria after their victory, I became extremely jealous. I wonder - will we Reds fans ever get to feel that?


Friday, October 02, 2009

Article on Jerry Hairston, Jr. in the Times

Lucky guy gets to go to the playoffs this year. This quote makes me sad:
“I hate to sound corny, but I dreamt we were popping Champagne,” he said. “Only, I thought it would be with the Reds.”

Read the article.