Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Morning Quarteryack

Another Nats/Orioles series, another avatar change for yours truly. Myself and Jabby Burns (@Jabbyburns)  ran back our friendly avatar bet (for all of you non-douches out there, that's where the loser has to change their twitter avatar for the week, to whatever the winner chooses), and thanks to Matt Wieners' (did I spell that right, O's fans?) 8th inning, 2 run bomb, I'm sporting everyone's favorite butterfly stroking pot head (and Baltimore's own), Michael Phelps.

Yay, me!

Its all good, though. And props to the Orioles who are playing well above where anyone thought they would, 10 games above .500 as  we approach the halfway point. In fact, if the season were to end today (most annoying talking point ever), both the Orioles and the Nats would be playing post season baseball.

Congrats to Jabby, and it was nice meeting you and your Charm City brethren on Saturday night. Here is to a 3rd avatar bet in early October.

           Many Nats fans represented Sat. night at Camden Yards 

Now that I have my sour grapes out of the way, lets continue with my sour grapes. The Nats may have lost their second straight series to the Charm City Crowes, but lets look at the big picture. The Nats pitching is still their rock, and its why they'll be playing post season baseball this year. Strasburg or no Strasburg, by the way.

The Nats still continue to boat race the rest of MLB in team pitching statistics. Their team ERA is still under 3 (2.95)- the only MLB team who can say that, and per Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman- try this one on for size: there are 15 MLB teams who don't have a single pitcher with a sub 3 ERA; the Nats have 4 of them.

So don't hit the panic button, Nats Town. 12 games over .500 at the 70 game mark is pretty damn good. And I wouldn't jettison guys like Michael Morse just yet (kind of like I did a month ago with  Danny Espinosa, who by the way, has added 14 points to his BA since I suggested he be benched). I expect Morse to pick up the pace as we enter July, and with Jayson Werth's time table for return moved up to 'end of July, early August', the offense will get better.

The Miami Heat won the NBA Championship last week...And the NBA draft is Thursday night......#WhogivesashitWhogivesafuck?

Tiger Woods returns to our nation's capital this week, as his ATT National Tournament tees off at Congressional Country Club starting Thursday. Some of the players joining Woods this week are Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Jim  Furyk, and KJ Choi.

Also in the field is Loudoun County native, and one time High School opponent of Beaver in Sterling, Billy Hurley. The Naval Academy Graduate has only made about $85,000 his first full year on tour, and will most likely be back in Q-School or on the Nationwide Tour, or whatever it is they do now to qualify new players for 'The Bigs'.

And finally, Jerry Sandusky's child molestation case wrapped up on Planet Inbred this past week. 12  jurors, who apparently avoided drinking the water up there in State College, found that piece of shit guilty on 45 of the 48 charges, dismissing the other three. Joe-Pa (PA stands for pedophile's assistant, by the way) is already pushing up daisies, and hopefully the 68 year old Sandusky will be doing the same shortly.

However, I'm not sure what good 447 years of jail time is going to do for society. Listen, you can't rehabilitate this cocksucker. He's been molesting children (that we know of) since the 70s. Save the Pennsylvania tax payers the (on average) $35k to $40k/year to house this loser, and be done with him. Personally, I've always thought that violent and sexual crimes against children and women are society's worst, and the punishment for committing them should be death. Seriously, I'm not sure how anyone walks away from this case, after hearing the horrid details about it for the last few weeks and months, and doesn't feel the same way. May he have the same fate in prison as Jeffrey Dahmer did.

And Penn State fans, fuck you too and your "We Are Penn State" horseshit. Quit acting like this is your Va Tech massacre moment, and like anyone has any sympathy for you dickheads. Because we don't.

Bottom line- the majority of you window lickers turned a blind eye to this shit for the sake of not wanting to interrupt your football program. You people disgust me, and I hope the NCAA comes to their collective right minds and shuts down your program indefinitely. May the lot of you who did in fact turn that blind eye or suspect something all those years and not say anything, rot in hell along with your beloved coaches.

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