Sunday, April 17, 2005
Recently, some steroids-related ads may have appeared on my advertising blocks. These were not supposed to be posted and were put up without my knowledge or consent. The ads that go up are determined by Google AdSense and not by me, so occaisionally something like this happens. Let me make it clear that I do NOT condone the use of ANY substance to enhance performance on the diamond, or anywhere else for that matter, as it is ILLEGAL and DANGEROUS, not to mention embarrasing (just ask Alex Sanchez) when you get caught. Apparantly they just search for "steroids" in a page's text and put up these ads (apparantly assuming that steroids are only a problem with baseball.)
The sites advertised have been blacklisted for life from appearing in my ad boxes.
RED SOX MANNY-A
Red Sox left fielderManny Ramirez
, famous for his skills with the bat as well as his fielding ability, hit his first home run of the regular season in the 3rd inning when he belted a 2-run shot clear over the Green Monster yesterday. Of course, Manny isn't satisfied with just one homer. He hit a grand slam in the 4th, at his very next at-bat. Keep it up, Manny!
Saturday, April 09, 2005
STEROIDS SUSPENSIONS COST MONEY
In addition to Alex Sanchez missing eight games for using steroids, he will also not be getting his full salary. Because the suspensions are unpaid, Sanchez lost $32,787.00 because of the suspension.
Per MLBPA agreement, the exact substance Sanchez took will not be disclosed. However, Sanchez claims that he used vitamins and protein shakes available over-the-counter and didn't realize that they were illegal. Now he knows!
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
SANCHEZ BUSTED FOR USING STEROIDS
Recently, Tampa Bay centerfielder Alex Sanchez was the first player to be busted under the new steroid policy. The man hits fewer than 5 or 10 round-trippers per season, and I certainly did not suspect ANYONE on that team to be juiced. (Let's face it: The Devil Rays play a level of baseball between AAA and the bigs. When they win, it's just a fluke. Who would suspect them?) In any case, for the next 10 days, HE GONE!
Sunday, April 03, 2005
HERE WE GO!!!!
For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox are entering their regular season as DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS! The opening game will take place at 8:05 PM Eastern at the House That Ruth Built. The probable pitchers are Wells (Red Sox) vs. Johnson (Yankees) and the Red Sox lineup is as follows:
Meanwhile, the Yankees are sending these guys to the plate:
(The numbers represent the player's fielding position using standard scorecard notation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this system, it is as follows:)
3 First baseman
4 Second baseman
5 Third baseman
7 Left field
8 Center field
9 Right field
DH Designated hitter (American League only, bats in place of pitcher)
Although the gambling community favors the Yankees to win tonight, that's mainly because of their home field advantage. Ha! If they this that's gonna make them win, they have something else coming! The Red Sox are WORLD CHAMPS!This is real baseball.
Check back after the game for the score.
Byung-Hyun Kim, I'll Miss Him!
As you may have heard, Byung-Hyun Kim was traded to the Colorado Rockies. Although he was our "mystery kid" for several years, I think that this might have been his big year. However, as many point out, it is generally not a good idea to sign players like Kim for more than one year at a time. It is this that people question about the Kim trade. In any case, I saw potential in him, and it's a shame to see him go.
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