He graduated from high school in Fresno the same year I did. I had given up the ghost by then but my buddies knocked him around pretty good. He had filthy stuff, just didn't know where it was going all the time. Good for him.
Originally posted by odessasteps a tigers fan asked how this could be worse."
Well it's about to get worse. The Rays are definitely getting their 2nd ever no-hitter and I'm officially sickened. SICKENED. Jim Leyland is a moron when it comes to line-ups and rest. He is A MORON. His stupid insistence on playing musical chairs with players and the line-up have absolutely killed the Tigers when they were at least competitive. And now, when we suck ass, it's crippling. You'd think his absolutely abysmal record in the second half of every season since he got here would shake him out of his nicotine haze and STOP randomly resting people who don't need it. But nope. So get a hold of this line-up he's putting out there tonight against Jeff Niemann. Alongside some appropriate music to play as you read these names.
Batting first, Will "Busta" Rhymes! Batting second, Johnny "I'm Being Paid 8 Million on a Roster So Financially Strapped We Had to Trade Curtis Granderson" Damon! Batting thirrrrd, Jeff "Who Am I?" Larish!
That is completely and utterly ridiculous. Be prepared for the second no-hitter in Rays history tonight. And Dave "I Invented Baseball" Dembrowski is sitting on his hands, smugly Jedi Mind Tricking the media with his "Well, you haven't seen our players in the minors" bullshit. No, sorry Dave, I was just at the Whitecaps this weekend, your Double-A team? They're in DEAD LAST, in single-digit wins, because of the rotating door and lack of talent. The Toledo Mudhens are actually playing in Tampa right now! Hey, here's a thought: PLAY AUSTIN JACKSON INSTEAD OF SITTING HIM ON A "SCHEDULED" REST! You're in a pennant hunt....barely....and you're throwing up your hands and quitting.
1. Austin Jackson, DH 2. Johnny Damon, wherever the fuck 3. Brennan Boesch, opposite wherever the fuck 4. Miggy
Oh hey look what I did with a minimum of thought. And look what else I can do:
5. JERMAINE "I'm a Major League Baseball Player" DYE. CARLOS "I'm Not Jeff Larish" DELGADO. JOE "I Kicked Your Guys' Ass Now Let Me Play For You" CREDE. Hell, GARY "At Least My Foul Balls Are Hit Hard" SHEFFIELD!
You're going to tell me, Mr. David Dembrowski, that it's much better to bat Jeff Larish third than to sign one of these guys and move Boesch up to third? Which, by the way, Brennan needs as the scouting report is out on him and by putting him in front of Cabrera, you ensure people have to actually pitch to the kid?
This is why I will never understand people saying good things about the Tigers. Their organization and the Lions' officially traded places last year.
Michigan against the SEC: 20-5-1 (7-3 in bowl games)
Manny, with all his problems last year, still put up really good numbers. If he repeats those numbers (or even loses 50-60 OPS points), it's still a huge bargain for Tampa Bay. So, Damon, Manny and about a million draft picks for the Rays this winter.