Monday, June 25, 2007

SeaBass taking over this week....

As you might know Bob is out this week on vacation, so he as asked me, Sean Bass, to fill in this week while he gets a well deserved break....I will go ahead and tell you that I am not a very experienced blogger and i do apologize in advance if the quality this week isn't what you are used to....However, I hope to cover most of the bases and help you get your daily fix....

A frustrating night at the Ballpark for sure, losing 12-9 in 10 innings....But after being in a 5 run hole late in the game to tie things up has to make you feel a little better about things.....We see that Eric Gagne is human after all allowing 2 runs in his worst outing so far as a Ranger.

Gagne gets a pass....He has been lights out in nearly every appearance outside of last night's outing. However, we were spared to death again by Robby Tejeda. It's one thing to have stuff, but its another thing all together to have command of your pitches, and we have not seen any consistency in this area from him all season....This no doubt has been a dissapointing season, and you can put a lot of the blame on the shoulders of the rotation....Tejeda has been our best starter at times early in the year, but it does frustate me as a Ranger fan that our expectations have been so diminished with the team's pitching that we really expected a lot out of Tejeda before the season began and thought he would be a quality #3.....I like many bought into this and feel stupid because of it.....

And it might be sad that I, as a fan, was slightly satisfied that Texas didn't sweep Houston to win 5 straight. I want this club to improve as much as anyone, but it would be really awful to see them get back to respectability and see their young GM and now penny pinching owner not blow this thing up a bit, becasue this thing will never be where it needs to be down the road until that happens....

Rangers Link
All I can say is about time on Padilla heading to the DL, he hasn't been right for over a month and the team has suffered for it.....Now the Rangers will roll in John Koronka or maybe reliever Wille Eyre to pitch in Padilla's spot as he gets 20 or so days to get things right with that sore triceps muscle by his elbow....
Although it is promising to see Brandon McCarthy throw 4 and a third scoreless allowing 3 hits in a re-hab start for Frisco....so maybe some help is on the way to a slightly improving rotation....


As a 25 year old who had a chance to see this guys entire career it makes me feel good to see a class guy pass McGwire's home run record of 583 as Junior went deep twice against his old club to put him at 584 on the all-time list Sunday afternoon at Safeco.....

The former M's great getting standing ovations from his old crowd....and maybe we should take a minute to go back and appreciate arguably the best player of a generation.....here is what he has done in his HOF career so far....and I am assuming none of this was on performance enhancing drugs....http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_stats_player.jsp?c_id=cin&playerID=115135&statType=1



The NHL did have a draft and the Stars were without a 1st rounder. I will not go into detail about what I think, because I honestly have no real opinion on the matter....http://www.dallasstars.com/homeNewsDetail.jsp?id=9733

However there is a draft of consequence that is coming up this week in the NBA draft....The Mavs, like the Stars are without a 1st rounder, but they do have 3 - 2's and an aggressive GM and owner who could easily trade up into the 1st round of one of the richest drafts in a few years....later in the week I will take a closer look at a few of the sleepers and weigh out the Mavs options if they decide to stay in the 2nd round, but until then I want to share with you one of my favorite sites to visit every week or so....

http://www.hoopshype.com/
I know that a lot of the stuff in the Rumors page is just speculation, but every now and then you get something that might have some legs....and if you every want ammunition to flex your NBA muscles it is a good place to get a more national perspective on the Association...so enjoy....



The only reason this is not gay is because they won the College World Series.....http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/baseball/recap?gameId=2717501531

I must admit College Baseball is off my radar for about 50 weeks of the year, but as a baseball nerd the past two have been pretty good as they always are when teams are getting to or playing in Omaha....I might be the only one that wants college baseball to be televised more....I know that when I get home and Poker is on ESPN I would rather be watching a few major league prospects play with aluminum bats.....

Alright you loyal Bob Sturm followers....that is the 1st of the week, hopefully it doesn't suck too bad compared to what you are used to....I have to say goodbye until tomorrow and get ready for a full day of breaking sports news first guarenteed....Have a good Monday!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iifHEjUw3tc


SeaBass

8 comments:

Bryan said...

Did I miss the day in English class where they teach you to end a sentence in 3-5 periods instead of 1?

Vinic said...

Beat his ass, SeaBass!

Fake Sturm said...

Good blog SeaBass. Plenty of good personal HSOs, which is more than I can say for Bob lately. Also got it out very early. That is great for the P1 with the generic business job who goes to work every Monday morning with pistol in mouth. Dont listen to the douche bag grammar police, just keep spewing HSOs and Sturms minions will follow. You could take a page from the Powerdown and mix in an occasional hot since we dont have much sporrrrtttt going on in the DFW. Overall, solid perfomance.

Oh yeah, and Vinic its, KICK his ass, SeaBass.

MrSimic said...

A for effort, Sea Bass. Thanks for including some original material, instead of just links, pictures, and other give-ups.

Patrick said...

Much like food, college baseball is delicious and not gay.

The best part about the hockey lockout year was there was TONS of college baseball on. I live in Cali and I got to watch about 8 Longhorn games that year on regular cable!

Brad said...

Blogging is not gay. Blogging is delicious.

But listen Seabass, if you're going to fill in for Bob on the day after USA beats Mexico in a big soccer match to capture the Gold Cup....you know, maybe give it a mention, no?

baby arm

Phil K. said...

S(ean,haun, hawn) -

No, no, no. You're waaaay off. We need much less commentary from you and more extended quotes from the linked material. Usually, Bob will post 7/8s or all of the quoted news stories. Also, I need at least three funny items of interest, preferably, if you could embed some YouTube or Google Video footage at the end of the post. You're really need to bring this thing into form. I'm sure you'll get it by the end of the week, which, of course will be too late.

My only other beef is with this line: "As a 25-year-old, who had a chance to see this guy's entire career..."

I understand that you may have "had the chance" but I seriously doubt you were tuning into baseball every night at age 7. So, let's be realistic: you were aware of his greatness in Seattle but never really tuned into games other than when the M's faced the Rangers. And, then, once he got to Cinci and begin his "Grant Hill"-phase of career and spared everyone to death, you never tuned in. Thanks for playing but...not so much.

Brad said...

Don't listen to Phil K, SeaBass.

Quoted links are gay.

Your HSO's will do fine.