Yahoo – Romo was born to two parents who were originally from Mexico and raised in tiny Brawley, Calif., a town about 20 miles north of the border. Brawley has produced three major leaguers with Rudy Seanez and Sid Monge being the other two.
Romo’s black-and-white t-shirt contained just four simple words but they formed an important message about stereotyping, perception and acceptance.
You wanna dress and look like a vato gang banger from LA go right ahead, its your right….butttt dont complain when you hear these “four simple words” LICENSE AND REGISTRATION PLEASE.
ATLANTA – Bedlam reigned at Turner FIeld on Friday night when a questionable application of the infield fly rule resulted in trash tossed on the field and a 15-minute delay in the wild-card game pitting the Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals.
With the Braves trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Andrelton Simmons was called out an infield fly rule on a ball he hit 65 feet into the outfield.
In an instant, a wave of blue beer cans came out of the Turner Field stands in a shower of disgust.
What a shitty way to end an era. I watched chipper jones when I was playing for the Texas Rangers. Before you get excited, I was 8 and my Dad was the coach. Hard to watch an older, grey haired, teary eyed, chipper in this post game presser. You’ll always be an MLB hero to me.
Stay classy St. Louis. Champagne showers on a blown call wins are realllll classy you idiots.
Barry Bonds entered Major League Baseball in 1986 at a minuscule 184 pounds. He subsequently retired from baseball in 2007 at a whopping 240 pounds. Not only did his weight sky rocket, his hat size even changed. He was a 7 1/4 in 1986, his last year in the league his hat size was an 8!! Now you don’t have to be an expert on pretty much anything to know that if you gain 60 lbs and your hat size increases…somethings up. Barry contends that “he didn’t knowingly take steroids” Even though he gained a 6th graders weight of pure muscle!?!?! The worst part about all of this is the baseball community and its fans celebrated all of his and McGuire and Sosa’s triumphs. My personal thought is, the powers that be turned a purposeful blind eye to all of this, because of what this was doing for the sport. Before all of this, ratings were down, profits were down and many teams were running in the red. Juice the players juices the numbers juices the profits. I truly think that Major League Baseball execs were pissed off that this became and issue and had to pretend they were doing something about it. Only until recently have they made these testings mandatory and spontaneous. When they did their first round of “clean up” they were announcing tests weeks in advance to the “random” player.
Bottom Line – Bonds juiced to the MAX. McGuire juiced to the MAX. Sammy Sosa juiced to the….I think you get.
Now you say well who cares it makes the games more exciting and they can do what they want to their bodies. All of which I AGREE!!! Lets send these monsters on the field and let shit get weird, I can guarantee ratings will go through the roof!!
There is the issue of allllll of the incredible baseball players of the past, Ruth, Aaron, May, Williams, Dimaggio. All played by the “rules” I say their records hold firm and we start a new book, cause if we mingle the records like we are its a complete and utter travesty.