Monday, July 10, 2006

Not so grand slam

What sort of deplorable wonk
Could ignore the performance of Pronk?
His omission, it’s clear,
From the All-Stars this year
Is a Travis-ty. Fans got it wrongk!

Pronk'd: Hafner is overlooked
Indians' DH keeps his sense of humor over All-Star slight
By Phil Rogers, The Chicago Tribune, 7/9/06

6 comments:

Alan G said...

Speaking of the Indians....

Before I retired I worked with Cliff Lee's father-in-law. Cliff, being an Arkie and graduate of the University of Arkansas, gets his career followed pretty closely down here. Don't get a lot of the Cleveland Indian games down here but when we do I am always checking to see who is going to be pitching.

And yes....the All-Star selections were pitiful this year.

The Limerick Savant said...

We don't get many Indians games up here since they moved them to the cable premium sports channel and I haven't had the time to make it to a game at Jacobs' Field yet this season. Great venue for baseball!

Lee has been a good addition and is producing wins. Just wish he could get that ERA down a bit. Which team do you root for down there in Arkansas?

Too bad Guillen [see "deplorable wonk"] used his selections only as an opportunity to feather his own nest.

Alan G said...

Most folks down here either follow the Cardinals or the Braves. I am not a "huge" baseball fan so my allegiances go as the wind blows. Actually I have been an Indian fan for about the last five years based on my friendship with Scott, Cliff's father-in-law. He was always bringing me one thing or the another that Cliff was peddling or sending them.

Prior to that I pretty much leaned toward the Braves having lived in Georgia on a couple of occasions and actually worked in Atlanta for the company who had the contract for running the sound equipment in the Atlanta Statium as it was known back in 1968. Now you talk about having it tough. Get this...

I worked there during most of the 1968-69 football season. We had press passes, still have a couple, so we would get there about 10:00AM and set the microphones up on the field where they were needed. Then we would go have breakfast with the press corp. Then we would go to one of the only two heated/air conditioned boothes in the stadium, turn on the sound system, and watch the game. The scoreboard guy was the only other guy in the room. After the game we would go put up the wires and mic's. Last but not least was, since it was Sunday, I was getting paid double-time. You know...life is just more than a fellow can bear at times. :) :)

Cowtown Pattie said...

Yeah, that stupid committee totally ignored my suggestion of Cal Ripkin...

Retired? The heck you say, Cal shall be immortal...

The Limerick Savant said...

Cal is immortal, Pattie, but should the gods be playing with mere mortals?

tonym said...

Nicely done, as always, LS.

Wouldn't it be a nice comeuppance for Guillen if the NL wins tonight (for the first time since 1995)?