I’m gonna try something new and each week post the best links. It will probably be on a Thursday from here on out but today is such a good day that I’ll start the tradition on a Monday.
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If anyone has any ideas of a team I can support that isn’t named the Rangers please let me know. I have given up on the Astros, which is a surprise cause I think to myself why was I even supporting the Astros from the beginning?
No, I’m not a fairweather fan as much as I would like to I would love to have no emotional connection with this team but I do. This has always been my team from the Killer B’s to the no name Astros I have always been an Astros fan. I mean when I need to stop thinking about things I recite the 1997 team in my head: Shane Reynolds, Tim Bogar, Pat Listach, Derek Bell and so on…
I just can’t do it anymore, I look at this team and I expect them to lose. You know it’s bad when the Pirates are better than you.
Like I’ve told Janelle before, I don’t like praying about sports because there are so many bigger things in life but Lord if you are reading this please help the Astros. I don’t want you to help them win but help them to please not completely suck! I mean baseball is a religion so please help them.
I can’t quit you, Astros but I’m trying.
God Bless (the Astros) and Sic Em Bears
This doesn’t make any sense to me why wouldn’t Selig have all of the teams start on the same day? From a PR perspective I think having every team start on the same day would only strengthen the game. A day full of baseball games where all of your stars can shine only makes things better for the league it doesn’t hurt it.
Not putting all the games on the same day only weakens the product. Let me make one thing clear baseball is going to be fine; this is just a minor thing but why not start the season off well. What’s beautiful about opening day is that every team has a chance. There’s a belief that this could be your season.
Baseball used to be America’s sport but football has taken over that title. The NFL is potentially facing a shortened season and it looks like the NBA is going the same way, this could have been baseball’s chance to become the national pastime once more. This was baseballs chance to win their season. They blew it.
This is the first time I saw this commercial and nearly brought me to tears. For those of you who don’t know Ken Griffey Jr. is the reason that I love sports, as far as I can remember I have idolized the guy. I don’t know the guy but I would love to sit with him for a few minutes and just talk to him about his career and what baseball meant to him (if anyone can set this up for me I would be eternally grateful). To me, Griffey is the GOAT (greatest of all-time) but it wasn’t just his skills that made him that. Yes, he was the ultimate five tool player, he hit average and power, he could steal bases with the best of them, greatest outfielder I have ever had the chance to see play and a gun for an arm. These weren’t what drew me in though.
What made Griffey special to me was his love for the game and you could see it from his smile and his backwards cap. The guy simply loved the game and because of that he made me fan. That’s why I still have a Griffey poster and pennant on my wall, that’s why I still look at videos of him playing, that’s why I cried when my grandmaw ruined my brand new pair of Griffey’s in eighth grade, that’s why I wore my Griffey gear to every Astros game they played against the Reds, that’s why I still have a Griffey All-Star jersey and a Griffey Mariners shirt . If anyone was to ask me who the greatest athlete of all-time was I would answer Griffey. If my son wants to play baseball I hope he plays with the passion that Griffey does and has a swing as pretty as his.
If Griffey would have never gotten hurt he would be the home run leader but he played the game right way and that’s why he’ll always be the best.
The game was made for Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. was made for the game.
God Bless and Sic Em Bears
Since Andy Pettitte is the NL Pitcher of the Month in our banner I figured it only made sense to pay respect to him on the day that ESPN is saying he will retire.
To me Pettitte will always be remembered as an integral member in bringing the Astros to their only World Series in 2005. Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt were the big 3 before Halladay, Oswalt and Cole Hammels and because of that he will always have a place in my heart. To everyone else Pettitte is the most winningest pitcher ever during the playoffs; he has won 19 playoff games and it seems that every win was a big one, one the Yankees or Astros needed to gain momentum or close a series. He’s No. 55 in total wins (240) and No. 12 in total wins by a left-hander. He is a 3x All-Star, the 2001 ALCS MVP, and a 5x World Series Champion, the number that matters the most.
To Clemens, he hopes Pettitte misremembers but hey, who knows?
Thank you Andy Pettitte for being a winner!
God Bless and Sic Em Bears