posted on June 04, 2012 00:00
Hi everyone. Hope your weekend was a good one. If you play for the Cardinals, your weekend was one heaping pile of horse manure. If you're a fan of the Cardinals, your weekend was soured at times. And if you're not a Cardinals fan, may I ask, what are you doing here? Thanks, though.
THE NY-STL MEDIA WAR
Use of the word war might be a bit extreme, but I'm sure you saw that our hometown St. Louis Post Dispatch put an asterisk next to Johan Santana's no hitter. If not, it's pictured to the right.
Ian Powers of the New York Daily News takes exception to the Post's asterisk, writing: "Apparently, the Post-Dispatch couldn’t locate the asterisk key while Mark McGwire was swatting 220 steroid-aided home runs while a member of the Cardinals and setting bogus records in St. Louis."
A decent point on the surface but not that great when you consider the New York Daily News, NY Times and every media outlet in the world couldn't locate the asterisk key in 1998. Not a single media outlet was putting an asterisk next to Mark McGwire's home runs (or Sammy Sosa's for that matter). Everyone was so enthralled with the nice guy images and the long ball.
Since we're on the subject of the NY Daily News, here's some romanticized garbage from Mike Lupica, who says Santana's no-no is a reminder the Mets are a big deal again. Yay.
Courtesy of Derrick Goold's Bird Land (Facebook version), here's a shout at the people of our good town ...
It's St. Lou, not St. Loo. It wasn't King Looey IX of France who had his name on what would become the 58th largest city in America, it was King Louis. Dopes.
ABOUT THOSE GAMES
The Mets have outscored the Cards 19-1 through the first 3 games. What else do you want to hear? How about the fact that the Reds are now 3.5 games up on the 27-27 Cardinals. I thought the month of May was over.
BILL MAHER INVESTS IN POND SCUM
Two days after Johan Santana's no hitter, talk show host and terminally negative person Bill Maher revealed he purchased a minority share in the New York Mets. Said Maher:
"I'm just a fan. I'm not going to get involved. I think my role is going to be bringing luck to the team—they didn't have a no-hitter for 50 years, I buy in and I come to town and there's a no-hitter. Draw your own conclusions."
Tiger Woods tied Jack Nicklaus for 2nd on the all time wins list yesterday while Jack looked on in attendance. (It is Jack's tournament after all). Cool: “Well, he had to rub it in my face right here, didn't he?”
This is the dream urinal for the dude who likes sports. Would provide entertainment while relieving oneself, especially if under the influence.
And then there's the Arkeg. It's part arcade, part beer keg. Of course you could also just drink and play video games at your living quarters.
Hulk Hogan is really weird about his daughter. For another reminder, let's not forget the time Hulk rubbed suntan lotion on his daughter. BROTHER!!
If the Rams had drafted Justin Blackmon, they'd be dealing with his 2nd DUI following Sunday morning's activities.
The Blues agreed to a deal with their 2010 1st round draft pick Vladimir Tarasenko. Should be official July 1. He's still just 20 years old.
I've been watching the NBA playoffs (don't hate -- appreciate) and can't get over the fact that I keep hearing Keyon Dooling's name. Here's Keyon jumping up and down like a happy person. And here's a column by Ron Borges of the Boston Herald talking about the "gravy" Keyon has provided off the bench.