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I've seen some great Cardinal moments live in my day, as Hooks can attest to. But living in Denver, I don't get to see a lot of meaningful baseball games in my own backyard. I was at Coors Field on that somewhat muggy late afternoon back in 2008 when the modern-day Babe turned third base into Saddam Hussein's Baghdad compound. Dude was launching laser-guided missiles with pin-point precision. You had to be there to understand. You could almost hear that ball cutting the air and almost feel draft as it whizzed by you. Those were strikes of the intercontinental variety. Especially that second one. I went ballistic. The rest of the crowd was in shock and awe. And if you haven't been to Coors Field, well center field is deep. DEEP. The only thing deeper is Rick the Dick in your girlfriend.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Rick Ankiel: The Videos
@MattNeighbors Thanks for that very "black and white" explanation. No ambiguity there. No sir. There could be no room for controversy with that bullet-proof interpretation. And ejections? Let's talk about suspensions. That ought to wrap this whole rule up in a pretty little bow.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Home Plate: Contact Free Zone
Whoa whoa whoa. Let's not get too carried away here hooksie. 2004 105-win comparisons?
Have you forgotten this?
Which turned into this.
10 months ago on Thumbs Up This Far & The Friday Links
after brooding over that loss yesterday i've reached the conclusion that this is simply the current state of baseball in st louis. this is the same old cardinals we've been seeing the last couple years. nothing has changed. we came within a game of back to back WS appearances. we have paid for it with blood, sweat, and tears...and ulcers. this is a talented but conservative brand of baseball. the cardinals will tear our hearts out one day, make us swell with pride the next. non-believers will become believers will become non-believers. and so it goes. grab your valium and get ready for 2013.
11 months ago on Home Opener Goes Up In Flames
JeremyBiggs This only adds to the legend of game 6 and david freeze. at least for me and hooks.
2 years, 2 months ago on A David Freese GM 6 Story I Promise You've Never Heard | January
When I can back from taking a piss, and hooks filled me in on what was going on, my first thought was, yes, that is pure comedic gold. Then I was skeptical of this girl claiming to be freeze's sister. My next thought was, who the fuck would want to claim relation to david freeze after that error. Maybe she is his sister. Then I noticed how much she looked like freeze, but I still wasn't convinced. I said, "let's see some verification here." Pam's friend pulls out her phone and shows me Pam's name listed in her contacts. I believe it said "Pam (Freeze) blahblahblah." But I'm not 100% sure on that. Then I think I went to get a beer. That's all I got.
I'm getting a little fed up with all the people saying how loyalty is different from a fan's perspective, that many player's just don't feel that connection. That this is just business, and Albert has the right to cash in. I ask you this: What gives him the right? I do. You do. athooks does. Fresh WC does. Who turns the turnstiles? Who is riding the bus more often or brown baggin their lunch for the next couple months because they spent a truckload on grossly overpriced WS memorabilia? Now if you don't have as much financially and emotionally invested, and you can be more "sensible" about all this, you have that right. But for me it's fuckin personal. Baseball is fuckin personal. Will I get over it? Yes. But right now I'm fuckin pissed, and I've earned the right to be.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Pujols Web Roundup | December
I guess Albert and Lozano were a lot better match than we thought
2 years, 3 months ago on Open Letter To Albert: I Love You; F You | December
2 years, 3 months ago on Win The Complete 2011 World Series DVD Collection! | November
It's not an inferiority complex. Is Chicago a better city than St. Louis? Yes, clearly it is in many many ways. But you've missed the point, which is that your franchise is miserable, and your fan base is delusional, ignorant and misinformed. And your comments are proof of that. Good baseball to a Cubs fan is the "stadium" and the "atmosphere" because that's all you've ever had to hang your hat on. Good baseball in St. Louis is defined by one thing...winning. And if you think the Brewers have overtaken the Cards as the Cubs' biggest rivalry, there's little doubt you are a typical North-sider. You know very little about the history of the game or the meaning of a true rivalry. But I applaud you. You are exactly what makes a Chicago Cubs fan a Chicago Cubs fan. Keep it up.
2 years, 10 months ago on Your Annual State of the Cubs Suck | May