You Stay Classy, Brian Sabean!

4 06 2011

In case you missed it, SF Giants catcher Buster Posey had his season ended via leg injury after taking a hard collision at the plate from Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlins. If you can find a replay of the collision, it looks like a run-of-the-mill home plate collision; something that is a legal move in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately for Buster, he ended up injured and out for the rest of the season. One would think, “Hey, its part of the game, and it happens.” But I know one man who thinks otherwise. Since the injury, Cousins has contacted Posey, to no avail, but has apologized both publicly and to the Posey family. So this should be behind us, right? Wrong.

Giants GM Brian Sabean had some choice words for Scott Cousins on the radio in San Francisco, calling the collision “malicious” and adding “If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we’ll all be happy.” Add that onto the fact that Cousins has been receiving death threats for his “malicious” play at the plate, and we’ve got a world-class instigator in Mr. Sabean.

Hey… Brian… I may not have a lick of major league experience… But last I checked, you don’t have a lick of experience either. Do you know what its like to be in that situation? Do you know what goes on in the heads of both the runner and catcher? You sure talk like you do. Can you look directly into the lens of a camera, instead of hiding behind the microphone, and tell us all that Scott Cousins had it set in his mind to injure Buster Posey? Injuries happen. The right thing to do would have been to tend to your own player, and let the two of them “man up”, like Cousins has been trying to do. Instead, you look like the same irresponsible buffoon who, according to that controversial investigation, knew he had a ‘user’ on his team and kept his mouth shut so he could keep the cash flow running thanks to Señor Shrinky Balls.

The most recent ‘official statement’ reads: “Brian has been in contact with Larry Beinfest… to assure him that there is no ill will toward the player.”

lolwut!? Did you not hear what you said on the radio as you said it? The guy is receiving death threats, and what you said shows no ‘ill will’? How in the world did you become a major league GM with that kind of etiquette? Either way, you’ve got a lot of apologizing to do, and you need to start with Cousins. Sorry, Giants fans, he’s all yours. Minaya might have been a mental case when it came to controlling in-house antics, but he was very careful with his GM-to-player public statements.


Stewie is a Mets Fan!

8 11 2010

I always knew, deep down in my heart, that Stewie was not only a Mets fan, but throws his hat down at the end of the season just like I do!

Malakar, The Freshmaker!

8 04 2007

[ Edit: The following post is meant to be half funny, and half serious. It’s up to you to decide which half is which. Decide wisely ]

Wait… did you think this post was going to be about how Sanjaya Malakar is ruining the TV Show Phenomenon that is American Idol? Maybe you’re right… NOT! How about this… The current season of the TV Show Phenomenon that is American Idol is just a metaphor for the future of the Music Industry. Offended? Outraged? Perhaps you’d be better off with some *Biased American Crud*

What would a Sanjaya victory on American Idol mean for America? It means a lot of things. Sanjaya would be signing a record deal. Sanjaya would be releasing an album. Sanjaya would be going on tour. What else would it mean? Simply put, the American Dream would once again be able to spit in the face of those that stand to defile that dream. Sad as it sounds, there are sick people in this country that want this 17 year old kid (that’s right, he’s a KID!) humiliated. Even worse, there are psychotic people in this world that promote the idea that this 17 year old kid (once again, he’s a KID!) is dead!? That’s right. Don’t believe me? CLICK!

[ Edit: If you knew me, you’d know that the only thing I’m serious about in this post is the state of the music industry. Who actually watches AI? Oh wait, I didn’t mean to insult you ;) ]

Voicing an opinion is a wonderful gift that we must always take advantage of. But wishing or falsifying death to a 17 year old kid (who is only trying to achieve the American Dream) because he is ruining your evening television time, and calling that funny? That’s Unfortunate…

[ Edit: For those of you who completely misunderstood the humor in the above section, the story in the blog was an April Fools joke. Pshhh, get with it people! ]

Sure, American Idol is a *Talent Show* where *Talented* individuals move on based on their *Talent*… wait.. you don’t actually believe that, do you? Replace the phrase “Talent Show” with “Popularity Show” (and so on), and then you’ll understand what American Idol has become, and will eventually be its much-anticipated downfall.

It seems like the American Ear has forgotten that “Music” does not always come from the “Marketable”. Unfortunately, it seems as if “Marketability” has conquered “Music”. Is this what the Music Industry has really become? A bloodsport of popularity, status, and money? What happened, Record Labels of America? Did you run out of ways to fool the population? Afraid that your time is coming to an end? Feeling the Pressure? Start scouting Live Shows, or go play some Wii…

Music will rule the stages, stereos and airwaves once again. When? Sooner that you think…

Until then, please enjoy my Daily Moment of Zen, brought to you by Hugh Grant!

[ Bonus Points to anyone who can name an actual 80’s/90’s group that looks and sounds like Mr. Grant’s theatrical shindig in the video! It can be more than one group ]

And now, for the grand finale!

You know what really Fidgets my Widgets? Major League Baseball games on FOX! Does anyone else find Tim McCarver’s voice grating and lame? I don’t need him on my television explaining what the *A* and *L* stands for in *AL* OR telling me that the Mets game is at Shea Stadium when they’re in Atlanta! Are you serious? Get off my TV!

In case you don’t know who Tim McCarver is, let Brian from Family Guy introduce you.

[ Note: Tim McCarver sounds JUST like that! ]

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