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The genius that is Major League Baseball just keeps going and going and going.

Need an answer for drugs in sports. No problem, go see Bud.

Thinking about starting the season several continents away? “Brilliant,” says MLB. “Lemme at those blueprints.”

“How about this. Let’s create useless controversy, give a film company all the publicity it could wish for when it’s all they care about anyway, then pull the plug the next day, looking as foolish as we possibly can. Yeah, spider webs on the bases, that’s the ticket.”

Of course, if the smarty-pants guys in NYC had an ounce of creativity between them, they would have completely covered the bases with a cool spider web graphic like we’ve done here at great expense (not), instead of that dweeby little orange thing Columbia Pictures came up with.

The spider web idea was a surefire loser, but it’s the lack of imagination and execution that bug me. Pun intended…

Move over Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner -- the National Soccer Hall of Fame is here! The first batch of inductees is…drum roll please…Michelle Akers, Paul Caligiuri and Eric Wynalda…

Memo to Johnny Damon: Jettison the savior look-alike costume, OK? I knew the savior. The savior was a friend of mine. And Johnny Damon, you are no savior…

Depending on Kevin Towers’ frame of mind when you approach him, Ismael Valdes is or is not character-challenged, but even Towers would appreciate seeing his pitcher’s name properly spelled and pronounced.

There’s no such person as Ishmael Valdez. The man is from Mexico, not Israel, so it’s pronounced IS-mael, not ISH-mael. Get the “H” out of there.

More importantly editors, a little respect with the spelling and phonetics of the last name, (and no, I don’t know why the word “phonetics” isn’t pronounced like it’s spelled). Val-DES, please. Not Val-DEZ, Val-DES. Say it with me once. Val-DES. Ismael Valdes…

Hideo Nomo needs to shut it down for a spell. His struggles are a direct result of nature taking its course, or not being allowed to. The Dodgers miscalculated by a few weeks. Give this 35 year-old player a little more time to mend, and he’ll be fine…

After a great catch in center by Milton Bradley and with Los Angeles comfortably ahead, Rick Monday said this: “You would not know looking at the scoreboard the Dodgers had a 9-2 lead.” Not if the scoreboard was malfunctioning anyway.

Jason Grabowski looks like a poor man’s version of Todd Hollandsworth…

Congratulations to the Dodgers for hiring Gary Miereanu as Vice President of Communications. Solid, thoroughly qualified baseball man, with personality and a sense of humor…

Statue for Sandy: BaseballSavvy.com continues to track your positive responses with the dream of casting Sandy Koufax in bronze at Dodger Stadium next year. The project is picking up steam, and prominent support. If you haven’t yet, please scroll down to the photo below, and do your thing. Vote Yes on 32…

Remember, glove conquers all….

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