Earlier today, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that Giancarlo Stanton has been very candid about his intentions to represent the National League in this year’s Home Run Derby.
“It would be fun,” Stanton told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “I was unfortunate in 2012. I was, what, half a day from being in one? So it would be fun to get my second chance at it.”
This is fucking great. Unlike those superstar pussies in the NBA, who tend to shy away from the dunk contest, often resulting in mediocre dog shit like this, it’s wonderful to see a guy who HITS 500 FOOT BOMBS get out there and openly lobby to do his thing. I can’t wait.
Stanton being in the Derby is not necessarily a lock; National League Home Run Derby captain Troy Tulowitzki has yet to make his selections, but who wouldn’t want Stanton, a guy who hits about 90% of his home runs in excess of 450 feet (or some crazy shit like that)?
On deck: Evan Gattis. Atlanta’s own Roy Hobbs, former janitor, and all around beast of a man has got to be in this thing. He’s the closest thing we’ll ever see to Josh Hamilton (and we all remember what he did at Yankee Stadium a few years back). He’s having a helluva year at the plate, and is virtually a lock to be in the All-Star game in Minnesota anyways, so why not invite him, Tulo?
I swear, if I have to watch a douche bag like Yasiel Puig, or some non-homerun-hitting nice guy like Michael Cuddyer in this thing over Gattis or Stanton, I will throw feces at my living room walls. You know that flashy horse’s ass Puig will come out there draped in a Cuban flag or some dumb shit. He’s such a prick. Go get another speeding ticket Yasiel.
It’s bad enough that we have to deal with that POMPOUS DICKHEAD Chris Berman (back-back-back-back-please-die) each year; at least put the mashers on display for the whole world to see.
AJC – The universities of Georgia and Notre Dame are expected to announce this week they have agreed to terms on a home-and-home football series, according to various reports. Mike Cavan, a special assistant to Athletic Director Greg McGarity and former college football coach, hinted of a “big scheduling announcement” from Georgia later week while appearing as a guest on “The Bulldog Roundtable” radio show on 680 The Fan on Wednesday morning. After the show, its host Buck Belue tweeted that the opponent was Notre Dame. UGA officials have not replied to requests for confirmation. McGarity has confirmed before that Georgia has been in negotiations with Notre Dame — and other major football powers — to play future home-and-home series. Most recently, McGarity was asked about the prospect at the SEC Meetings in Destin last month. “I think it’s an opponent we’ve played, what, one time 1980?” McGarity told reporters then. “For our fans to be able to go up to South Bend, and for our fans to see Notre Dame play between the hedges, I think from a national perspective it’d be off the charts, as far as interest, as far as intrigue. That would be something out of the ordinary that our fans would be very, very excited about.” But when asked then how close they were to striking a deal, McGarity said: “I think we’re just waiting to work through some verbal communications before we have anything in writing.” Georgia and Notre Dame have played just once in football. They met in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1981, and the Bulldogs won 17-10 to complete an undefeated season and eventually be named consensus national champions. Georgia is currently in the market for non-conference opponents for the seasons of 2017 and beyond. Stay tuned for more details.
Now that’s how you schedule Non Conference Games. This news gave me a SEMI. I can’t wait to see the Irish come into Sanford to face my DAWGS!! Actually, I’m more stoked to head up to South Bend and visit Notre Dame Stadium. The two teams haven’t played since the National Championship Game in ’81. I’ve heard these rumors for almost a year now. A few of my best friends are die hard Notre Dame fans so I can’t wait for the shit talking to begin. Say what you want about UGA, but they aren’t scared to schedule big name Non Conference games. In the past 10 years Georgia has played Boise State twice, Colorado twice, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Clemson twice, and of course Georgia Tech every year.
Well I had to kick off the SEC section with something, so why the fuck wouldn’t I start with the sport we dominate in. Oh it’s June you say? Well we’re in the south there is no off-season for college football talk so suck it. Oh, and this isn’t specifically going to be a preview or prediction about the upcoming season. It’s mainly going to be a blog of what I and many others in the south think about the teams that make up the most supreme conference in America. Read More Below Read More…
Here’s your weekly holy shit no way, oh wait they live in Florida so that makes sense story.
According to this site, a Florida mother is accused of branding her 5 and 7 year old children by “burning a stick with a lighter and then touching their arms with it.”
The 23-year old Southwest Florida woman, Kayla R. Oxenham, allegedly told her kids she was burning them so that they “could have ice cream and to identify both [of them] as hers.”
This really isn’t that big of a deal. There’s little doubt that both kids would have gotten tattoos within the next couple of years anyways. I’m also pretty sure that most children in Florida look the same, so the identifying marks were a great, permanent way to make sure they don’t get lost in the shuffle. This is a much better idea than simply remembering what color their hair is, or what clothes they were wearing.
But…I suppose that meth makes people do some pretty dumb shit.