Posts tagged “baseball

The 2011 Christmas List! (Part One)

December is upon us, friends! And you know what that means!!!

Unabashed materialism and gift-giving! America!

I’ve already got the gift for my Mah, Brah, and a few choice others picked out, but i’m sure they’re having a hard time figuring out what to buy me.

Let me make it easy for you.

Without further ado, The 2011 Christmas List!!!

1. The Nokona WF-1200C 12 Inch Walnut Softball Glove

The 12-inch. Not the Buckaroo. Not the Kangaroo. The Walnut. From Nokona. What’s more American than that?

2. The Toshiba Canvio 3.0 500GB External Hard Drive

Because 8MB images from the Nikon are rapidly eating my MacBook’s drive.

3. This Rotation

Wilson, Garza, Darvish, Feliz, Harrison, Holland.

Pick your Favorite Five.

4. Portal 2

Because I am both intelligent and intrigued by puzzles.

5. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D Nikkor Lens

Ready for your close-up?

That’s all I have for right now.


The Sun Sets


That’s the word I would use to describe my Fantasy Baseball season. Not because of my success, but because of my failure. Not necessarily my team’s failure, but my failure as a General Manager. My team was average on the field, (we’ll finish with a 9-9 record) despite possibly having both the AL and NL MVP (Jacoby Ellsbury & Matt Kemp), and we had (at the time of this writing), the No. 2 overall pitcher (Halladay), the No. 4 overall 1st Baseman (M. Cabrera), the No. 5 overall 3rd Baseman (Youkilis), the No. 3 overall ShortStop (A. Cabrera), the No. 2 overall catcher (C. Santana), the Nos. 4, 5, & 7 Outfielders (Kemp, Ellsbury, and McCutchen), and the reigning AL MVP, Josh Hamilton.

Yes, despite all this firepower, The Osaka Sunrise will finish 9-9.

And really, it’s my fault. Not theirs. Sure, they were incredibly inconsistent, and yeah, we had a tomato can in our league that went like 1-16, which raised everyone’s win totals, which in turn made it harder to win my division, but hey…ultimately, it’s my fault. My Draft at the beginning of the year was just so-so, and despite some seemingly great trades, it was too little, too late.

I missed the playoffs by one game. Had I won this week, had I beaten Dylan Mahanay’s St. Paul’s Apostles, I would be in. But I lost, and I’m out.

This season is unprecedented because it’s the first time, in any Fantasy Sports League i’ve participated in, that I haven’t made the playoffs. Ouch.

Looks like the Sun has Set on Osaka.


Made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs…and hits 98 on the gun.

Best Picture Front-Runner?

Let me put this into mathematical terms:

The Social Network – Facebook + Baseball + Brad Pitt x Baseball Statistics = Moneyball

Man, i am SO in for this. I believe I’ll be buying the book this weekend, and I can’t wait for the movie. It is RIGHT in my wheelhouse.

“Photoshops Ahoy!”

A friend recently sent me a link on Facebook to an image, and underneath the link it said, “Photoshops Ahoy!”
I clicked on the link, and now I know why.

Take this photo and do what you will with it. Then, email it to me at

with the Subject line “A-Rod sucks.” Entries due by 10 PM on Wednesday, March 9. My favorite 3 entries will get posted on the blog, with your name!

I’m expecting some good things! Be original!

A helpful site: Pixlr!