For all you assholes who dont stand up for our armed forces during military appreciation, you should be ashamed of yourselves.. you may not agree with it, but the least you can do is thank a veteran or an active duty troop. The Padres organization does it right. They give them an entire section, a good meal and a free day of baseball, the best game of all. Happy Opening day folks! And thank a troop! Let’s play ball
So I haven’t touched on the new MLB collision rule yet for some ridiculous reason that I can’t think of. They spoke about it this morning on HotStove, which reminded me about it, and Harold Reynolds and Amsinger had an in depth conversation with Sandy Alomar jr regarding his feelings. Naturally, they can’t divulge too much because it’s national television. So what do I have for you? Boy oh boy, all aboard the opinion train!
Let me start with one word to describe the rule.. Absolutelyfuckingstupid. It’s in the angry dictionary, somewhere between Failedtouseblinker and Toomuchparmesancheese..
Anyone who believes that taking “catchers collisions” out of baseball is a moron! As a position player, you do what you can to get your runs. If that means nailing the catcher to avoid an out, then so be it. Likewise, as a catcher, it’s your job to protect the plate. You don’t do all those power squats in spring training to NOT be a ship destroying iceberg in the sea of infield diamonds. That should be on every catchers resume, in old English..
Catcher, Bats/throws R/R, “Protector of thine Plate”
By taking collisions out of baseball, your allowing the attention span to wander. Catchers are responsible for knowing all things happening on all parts of the field along with keeping that plate covered. Take away that need and that makes you lazy. When you’re lazy, you become unfocused, and when you become unfocused, you do crazy things and end up on a Direct TV commercial. It also takes the fun out of it for those ballplayers on bases. So you’re on third, ball hit liner into left.. Ball comes in for the catch and you can’t nail the catcher to take home? So what what the hell are you supposed to do?? Offer yourself to the catcher? Like “hey pal, almost had it. Better luck next time!” And yes, there’s always the slide yada yada but that’s not fun.
So the opposing side is, yeah catchers won’t have as many injuries and blah blah blah but wtf is a game without there being a challenge? If I wanted to watch a boring sport, I’d watch golf. But this is baseball, and let’s get back to what’s it’s about.. Kill the collision rule, because it’s pure and utter nonsense.
Winter update: My sincerest apologies that i haven’t updated my blog since mid December, its been busy! Got through my semester at CSUSM with fantastic grades WOO! The holidays were short lived this year. It seemed like Christmas shot by like a bat outta hell. I had an enjoyable Christmas though, had the usual food standoff with my brother. That guy is lethal with a spatula; if you get too close to the Chicken Devan he’ll chop your fingers clean off. Also, my sister came down to visit with a lovely guest this year, her boyfriend, who i absolutely adore. Nicest guy ive ever meant, and i must say, he is my favorite of her past boyfriends. Did i mention he’s building her a house.. Winner winner!
So I got a grip of sweet Baseball books for Christmas. One a collection of Panoramas from all major league ballparks, another an anthology of the Hall of Famers of the 1900s, and another of sweet trivia. Along with some Indians and Giants gear, im pretty pumped!
So as far as offseason trades and signings go, i think its been a successful run. My Giants have signed something like eight players to contracts and extensions, including Huddy(LOVE him) and big hitter Michael Morse. Im excited to see what both of them can do for the team. My Indians have also made some additions and subtracts, Still heartbroken about Kazmir, but a few good spotters in the rotation. As far as other teams go, let me just say that paying anyone 200mil+ is ridiculous. Robinson Cano is a money grubbin jerk. and although it was a ridiculous amount, I have to say that im happy for Kershaw because he deserved a fat contract. And as if we didnt have enough going on with every other player in the league, who has to continuously steal the show? of course, the biggest asshole on the planet ARod. As far as im concerned, he could drop off the face of the earth and no one would care. Such a pig. But he’s gotten exactly what he wanted. He wanted people to talk about him again.. and guess what, everyone is talking about him. Moron.
So I just bought a new camera, D3200, and i LOVELOVELOVE it!! This thing is incredible! such clarity and precision. Im no professional photographer, but i am DAMN impressed by some of the pictures that thing is capable of taking.. heres a couple just to boast haha
Anyways, i think thats it for now.. Im making a conscious effort to blog more once baseball season officially starts up. Looking forward to Spring Training games! Til next time :)