The Eddie Kranepool Society

Thursday, February 09, 2006


7 DAYS UNTIL RE-BIRTH They is nothing going on Mets world today ( by the way did anyone go to the taping of "I Don't Shit, But If I Scream Loud Enough People Might Think I Know Something" AKA Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith as Omar Minaya was his guest? It's on again tday at 2pm on ESPN2 so I may check it out) so I've been trolling through the'net for some stories: PEE CASHMAN IN THE 'HOOD Pee Wee's got some balls hangin' with the folks of Washington Heights. That's Mets territory hijoeputa!!!!! Take your pale ass back to Conneticut. http://www.newsday.com/sports/printedition/ny-spyanks094618972feb09,0,5117674.story?coll=ny-sports-print "Life's just much too hard today," I hear ev'ry mother say The pusuit of happiness just seems a bore And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day The New York Times put out a great sports magazine this weekend called P.L.A.Y. and in it was an article by Michael Sokolove on the effects of not just steriod testing for this upcoming ML season by the anphetamines also. "Greenies" have been around baseball clubhouses for about 40 years and now that Kenesaw Mountain Selig and Che` Fehr have agreed on the new testing policy, I think the big story this season will be how somes guys get along with out their 'uppers'. Wait until those dog days of August, especially in places like D.C. and St. Louis when it gets hotter than Madonna's outfit from last night's Grammy's. Then we'll see who suffers form fatigue and if there is an increase injury because of it. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/magazine/05controversy_24_25_.html?_r=1&oref=slogin In Rob Neyer's ESPN column today he also talks about the deal with anphetamines but thinks the players will use what's legally available to them: {Is it more relentless now than it used to be, though? Sure, there's jet lag, and sometimes air travel isn't the most pleasant way of getting across the country. But today's major-leaguers fly in style and sleep in some of the most comfortable beds available. They have access to healthy food, legal dietary supplements, flavorful fluids and the best sports doctors that money can buy. Yes, they do play many games in "the heat of summer," but is the heat really so awful? Those terrible, superheated field carpets of the 1970s and '80s are all gone, and of course there aren't all that many day games; except in one specific neighborhood in Chicago, only one or two per week. } Neyer goes on to write that some of these fellows just need to his the sack a little earlier that they have been. Obviously Neyer has neither worked a night shift or was young and rich. If you work the hours ball players do, you know that 3 and 4 AM is like late afternoon and the parties are just getting started. Having seen a few of these athletes in action around town when I was a "yoot" I can tell you they don't go to their hotel rooms to read the Spalding Guide after a game. Neyer did mention somrthing that I fully agree with and that's that Sen. Jim Bunning talks out his ass: {Before I leave this subject -- with luck, forever -- I do want to mention the hypocrisy of Sen. Jim Bunning (a Hall of Famer). A year ago, when Major League Baseball was summoned to the Capitol and grilled about steroids, Bunning released a statement that read, in part, "Major League Baseball should follow the path taken by the National Football League, which has cured the use of steroids in football by implementing much tougher consequences for breaking the rules." Anybody who knows anything about football, I think, knows just how ridiculous that claim is. What really bothered me, though, was Bunning's sanctimonious attitude about steroids, considering the plain fact that during his era -- the 1960s and early '70s -- the use of amphetamines was rampant in baseball.} Neyer is an ESPNInsider so youhave to spend some coin to read him. Here's the link: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/insider/columns/story?columnist=neyer_rob&id=2323203 THIS GUY TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM So Mayor Mike Bloomberg goes up to Albany and sees a game of solitaire on the computer of a city worker assinged to the state capital. Mayor Mike gets his Underoos in a bunch and has the guy fired! Is he fucking kidding? Does he think that this poor schmuck is the only guy playing games on his computer? If you got rid of every worker, not just goverment workers, but everyone who fucks off at work they'd be no one left to do any work. See this poor bastard was not a union worker so that's why he got canned. This would never happen to a downstate civil service worker. If he tried this in the city, it would look like a scene from the defucnt HBO seiries "OZ". Besides, the games are on the computer they give you so it's like giving Hedi Fleis a concierige job in a hotel. What the fuck do you think is going to happen? Shit, what's next? Is he going to go after city workrs who are bloggers? http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/61632.htm (TO POST A COMMENT PLEASE CLICK ON THE TIME OF THIS POSTING) < |