The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
This Thursday, the Peoria Chiefs who are a Cubs’ single-A affiliate, will be holding a LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Giveaway night. “Replica Rings” (in other words, air), will be given out to fans.
The Chiefs said they are "looking into" whether they can skip the fourth inning to poke fun at James, who scored just 18 points during the fourth quarter in six NBA Finals games.
"We aren’t sure if the league will allow it," Peoria president Rocky Vonachen said in a statement. "But if LeBron doesn’t need to show up for the fourth, maybe we won’t either."
All in good fun, I guess. Anything to take their mind off their parent organization.Tags: fun, Minor Leagues, Peoria Chiefs
The Onion Sports Network does it again with their article:
"Why the hell are we still putting ourselves through this?" left fielder Alfonso Soriano said during an Opening Day press conference, adding that no one on the team has ever been happy at the end of the season, during the season, or at the beginning of the season, which, according to Soriano, is when everyone actually feels the most hopeless. "We just have to admit to ourselves that the Chicago Cubs should not be playing in a professional baseball league. Can we all just do that and put an end to this misery?"
It would be funny if it weren’t so true. Fortunately, this is next year.Tags: Cubs, fun
I chuckled a bit when the wife brought these Feline “Greenies” treats home for our cat. Whatever gets our cat through her day, I guess.
My first thought? Pete Rose.
I ran this by a younger baseball fan (by younger, I mean someone born after the Ford Administration). He gave me a blank stare. Perhaps the more “seasoned” baseball fans out there remember the significance of “greenies” in baseball.
Oh yeah, drugs aren’t funny.
Ozzie Smith has nothing on University of Illinois shortstop Josh Parr. Parr exhibits his own pre-game acrobatics last week before the Illini game against Butler by doing a full back flip.
The confidence must have been contagious. Illinois went on to defeat the Butler Bulldogs 19-0 that night.Tags: College Baseball, fun, Illinois baseball
Over at Seamheads.com, they’re holding a fun contest. Guess the old-timey baseball players whose photos make up their website’s banner.
I can tell you now that one of them is a gimme and few more I know right off the bat. Others have me befuddled, though.
Go ahead and give it a try. The winner gets a free Seamheads t-shirt or mousepad.Tags: blog, fun
Here’s the most unique idea for a fantasy league I’ve heard in a while. One based on MLB umpire ejections.
Billed as the MLB Umpire Ejection Fantasy League, this site documents all ejections by umpires in the majors and allows members to draft umps as you would a fantasy baseball team. But as the name suggests, the stats are based on how many ejections the umpires are part of.
Even if you aren’t a member, the blog is well worth the read if only for the useful/trivial? documentation of all the ejections that occur in baseball.Tags: Fantasy Baseball, fun, umpire