Posted on: March 24, 2008 1:06 am

Hate the Team You Love?

Ever watch your favorite team play and not be able to stand them? This is how I feel every time I watch the Cardinals. I'll say it, I hate Tony LaRussa, I hated Edmonds and Rolen, I couldn't stand Ray Lankford or J.D. Drew when he was here. Matt Morris drove me insane, and Chris Duncan makes me want to walk on the field and slap him so hard his eye bleeds. I wish the Cards would go back to the good days of Whitey Ball. Slap out base hits, steal some bases, pull a squeeze play with 2 strikes, and play stellar defense. We were last in baseball last year in stolen bases and attempts. Our fielding percentage was less that stellar, and our manager didn't seem to care. This style works for some if you can make up for it with pitching and power, but the Cards can't. We have a perfect managerial candidate coaching 3rd base for us. Hey Dewitt, get rid of Tony, have Jose Oquendo manage, and bring in Ozzie Smith to take his place. Go back to the days when St. Louis baseball had a distinct style.
Also, does TLR get along with anyone. He told Ozzie Smith he wasn't welcome in the stadium as long as he was manager, he drove away fan favorite Scott Rolen, and now he is "feuding" with top prospect Colby Rasmus. Can't he grow up, he's 63 now, show some maturity. I understand that Rolen isn't exactly the biggest people person, and Rasmus is only 20 and the next big thing, but seriously, I've got friends in high school that act more mature than him. If I hadn't been born a Cardinals fan, I would hate the Cardinals, and probably like the Cubs. But I was born a St. Louis boy, and I shall always love my St. Louis teams.
Posted on: January 31, 2008 9:22 pm

Is perfection good?

If Memphis goes into the tuornament unbeaten, does that give them and advavtage or disadvantage in the tournament? Will the nerves target on their backs from being the only unbeaten become so big the it is harder for them to play with a clear minds. Before KU lost they had another team another team they were sharing the spotlight with, but now it is all on them. If they lose to Tenneessee or a team in C-USA will that act as a "wake up call" or relieve the pressure enough to make it easier on them deep in the tournament?
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 19, 2008 11:03 pm

Player/Coach you would meet

If you could meet one professional or college athlete or coach, dead or alive, who would it be, and why?

I would go with Shoeless Joe Jackson? I honestly don't believe he threw the series, but I would want to ask him.

Category: General
Posted on: January 19, 2008 3:54 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2008 4:08 pm

Baseball Loyalist Fans?

Who has baseballs loyalist fans? What makes a loyal fan?

It doesn't take any loyalty to root for a team that is blowing everyone away. It's easy to be a Yankees fan, or any team that has dominated. So the question is who could lose 90 games and still sell out. As much as I hate to admit it, there is one city that has been true to there teams...Chicago. This is the 100th Anniversary of the last time the Cubs won the Title, but the still have a huge fan base. The South Side Sox haven't been much better, but the still draw large crowds out lots of games. I hate the Cubs with all my heart, but when it comes to the fans I respect them more that any. Sure the Cards sold out every game even though they sucked. St. Louis also has some of the most loyal fans, but we are nothing like the fans in Chicago.

So here's to you Cubs fans, I hope it never happens, but you guys deserve a ring!
Category: MLB
Tags: fans
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