Posts Tagged ‘all star game’

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I didn’t realize how much I missed Vlady Daddy’s swing until I saw the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game last night. The Home Run Derby’s new format worked like a charm and owned the night, but seeing Vlady just hacking like he was back in Montreal was the cherry on top. No batting gloves and a strike zone from his nose to his toes. Just the coolest player in baseball.

I am still upset that the Mets didn’t sign him as a free agent back in 2004. They elected to go the Mike Cameron/Kaz Matsui route, which I think we can all agree was a mistake, even if Vlady was coming off of a back injury and Ray Ramirez had just become head trainer of the team.  But still, just a typically brutal decision by the Mets.

And lets not forget Vlady’s absolute cannon in right field.  Ahhh screw it, lets just stop fighting it and go down the Vlady Guerrero wormhole together.

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(That last video had it all. Pedro and Vlady on the Expos. Carlos Baerga, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Todd Hundley on the Mets. What a blast from the goddamn past).

Three home run game be damned, if I was Sandy Alderson I would cut Kirk Nieuwenhuis and sign Vlady Guerrero tomorrow.  Better bat, better arm, and a slight disadvantage in running  (JK, Vlady always ran like one leg was 18 inches shorter than the other).

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The video basically says it all. What it doesn’t mention is how they snuck into Michael Jordan’s All-Star party with Ian Kinsler’s buddies and hung out in VIP with MJ, Derek Jeter, and all the other All-Stars (Kinsler, Chase Utley, etc.). If I had tried to pull a move like this, no doubt my ass would have been thrown in a patty wagon. Matt (the younger brother) saw MJ leave the bathroom and froze. So he did what any normal person would do. Gave Michael Jordan the biggest hug possible. They also chatted up Jeter throughout the night, fulfilling every Yankees fan’s wildest (non-sexual) dreams. They basically hung out in VIP until the end of the party. Both have been married and have had children. But I think if you gave them truth serum, both would say that night was the best night of their lives. F my life as a Mets fan.

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Real GM- Knicks’ center Eddy Curry is covered with tattoos, and the latest piece of artwork is in response to being omitted from the All-Star team: “Bruised Never Broken” is written across his chest.

“The NBA is killing me but they can’t break me,” Curry said of the tattoo he got on Monday.

 

Not really much to add here other than it is still funny that Eddy Curry felt so strongly to he was snubbed to be an All-Star reserve that he got a tattoo.  Eddy Curry.  Yes, the guy that set the Knicks franchise back 10 years (along with Isiah Thomas).  Actually that 2nd part isn’t so funny.

 

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This list is sorted by WAR (Wins Above Replacement) for all eligible AL shortstops.  I know people will say it’s a Lifetime Achievement award and that he’s earned it, but I am just simply putting up a list based on performance.  

Based on the numbers above, tell me who should be the America League starting shortstop and who should be doing crazy weird stuff with supermodels down in his Tampa Bay mansion.