Tag Archives: My Team(s)

A Pleasant Peninsula

I'm proud to be from Michigan. We've got four of the five Great Lakes and really, how great is Lake Ontario anyway? Without Michigan, you don't get Kid Rock or Ted Nugent and how many other states let you to show people where you live just by holding up a hand?

However, I'm not always proud of Michigan. Sure, it's a great state but there are some issues. You know, like the fact that half of Detroit is functionally illiterate. Seriously, half. Even Togo does better than that.

Some of our other citizens don't fare much better either. You could call it a blond thing, you could call it a Michigan thing. All I know is that it doesn't say anything good about us.

There are two things that give me hope, though. First is the fact...

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Judge Lest Ye Be Judged

Zombie Jesus Sad news: only one more day until the world ends, dear readers. Indeed, it's days like today when I really wish the Mayans knew what the hell they were talkin' about.

Instead, we all wait in weary anticipation of a 2,000 year old Jewish zombie (they call him "The Jesus") so he can come down from the skies and act as Judgey McJudges-a-lot.

Ordinarily, I ain't much of a judgmental person. I let folks be as they be, even if they're crazy. But if The Jesus -- a supposed paragon of virtue -- is gonna come down and act a judgin' fool, then I'd like to get in on that action too, just for today.

So here ya go. Let the judging begin!

Yankees fans, I'm judging you. ...

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My Happy Little Baseball World

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The last thing I want to do on this fine Saturday afternoon is give any more attention to bumspazz homophobe trainwreck Roger McDowell, but I am having problems dealing with the hate-induced rant that caused him to scream: "kids don't belong in the (bleeping) ballpark!"

Sorry, McDowell.  You are a bonafide jerkwad.

And a waste of our national pastime's space.

Dude, kids ARE the ballpark.

And for me, thinking back to my childhood days... about the wonders of green astroturf lighting up my eyes on a breezy summer day, sharing a bag of roasted peanuts with my old man, reciting player tidbits I memorized from the backs of baseball cards... I smile now, just as big and just as bright as I did then.

Because life at home...

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The RSBS Podcast, Episode 22: Ryan Braun's Rumspringa… and Other Stuff

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And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles...

Jeff and Johanna kick the season off by trying to name every Jewish baseballer ever known to man before PodMaster Keith let's The 8:08 (from harried Undercast fame) into the studio... from there on out the wheels come off in one great big ball of awesomeness that includes Dodger takeovers, Hawkisms galore, goofy games that may or may not include a sexual innuendo (or fifty) and much, much more... all to make you excite!

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Winning One for the Gipper

obama_cool_again.jpgThe only thing worse than supporting a team that loses all the time is supporting a team that doesn't even put up a fight.  I'm fairly open about the fact that I'm a Lions fan and as anyone who watches football knows, that's a painful cross to bear.  But a couple years ago, when they set a modern record for futility in losing every single game, they at least put up a fight. The seasons where they went 2-14 and, despite winning a couple games, it was obvious they just didn't care, that was much worse.  Honestly, I'll take 0-16 over that any day.

This is why it's also frustrating to follow US politics.  It's not so much seeing the democrats flounder away the high ground in all this budget mess or...

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Shut Up and Pitch

train wreck.jpg"You don't boo your own team. I don't care who you are or what you say or just because you spent your money to come here to watch us play that somebody happens to make one bad pitch and give up a homer and you are going to start booing?"


--Ryan Franklin, April 20, 2011


Um... okay.  My patience is... er... nah, forget it.  I don't have any patience anymore!!!

We're NOT TALKING about JUST ONE PITCH, Mr. Franklin.  We're NOT TALKING about JUST ONE YACKED performance.  We're TALKING about the difference of 4 or 5 games in the WIN column.

And it's only April!!!

So yeah.  Do your job.  Get guys out. 

THEN we'll stop booing.

Keep this in mind, sir: YOU make...

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What's So Good About Good Friday?


I hate Easter.  The candy sucks.  It's all about some dead guy.  And the worst part is that it's on a Sunday so I don't even get a day off of work.  At least Columbus and MLK get me a freebie.

As bad as Easter may be, Good Friday is even worse.  Although the candy sucks on Easter, at least there is candy.  What do you get for Good Friday?  Nothing.  There's still school, there's still work, there are no presents and if that wasn't bad enough, teams are forced to reshuffle their schedules.  Why, just two short years ago the entire Detroit Tigers franchise almost got sentenced to an eternity in hell for playing their home opener on Good Friday.

Luckily 2011 is the year of revolt and I say we continue where the Egyptians and Tunisians left off.  Leave work early,...

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