Posts Tagged ‘NL East’

Middle Finger to be Seamlessly Integrated into Nationals’ Batting Signs for 2017

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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The Bird at Third. Nats Third Base Coach, Bob Henley, will add the middle digit to his routine under the direction of Dusty Baker.

VIERA, FL (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) A lot was expected of the Washington Nationals this season, but they came up short in 2016 after losing the NLDS to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They’re the odds on favorite to win the NL East again in 2017 and go deep into the post season.  So, the idea of mixing things up in what appears to be a template for winning, might seem ill advised. However, that’s exactly what they’ll try out in spring training next February. Manager Dusty Baker has asked his coaches to employ the middle finger to his series of signs this season, and the staff said yes.

“Flipping someone off has long been my thing.” said Third Base Coach, Bob Henley. “So when Dusty asked me to add it, I couldn’t wait.”

Some of the Nationals players initially took offense to the idea of using sign, but most have accepted it. Now, several opposing teams are saying they’ll take the sign personally.   (more…)


IT’S OPENING DAY! Miami Marlins Mathematically Eliminated From 2016 Pennant Race

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Causeway for Alarm. This Fish fan can’t take it anymore and jumps from the Venetian Causeway.

MIAMI (The Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) – It began before spring training. The pessimism ran rampant not only among fans of the Miami Marlins, but the players themselves. Giancarlo Stanton, one of the lone bright spots on the club, sat at home and text messaged other members of the team telling them “feel free to show up of shape, it doesn’t matter anyway.” The power hitting outfielder then spent the afternoon repeatedly fouling pitches off his toe. (more…)


Don’t Let Your Team Be a Barometer for Your Life

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
I love Chase Utleys style of play. But this year, the hits came when the game was already decided (win or lose).

I love Chase Utley's style of play. But this year, the hits came when the game was already decided (win or lose).

Several years back I had a wild notion: If my teams had a good year, I would too.  No, I’m not talking on basing my happiness on a Superbowl title or World Series championship, I’m talking day-to-day life, like in a karma kind of way.  If, let’s say Charles Barkey dropped 35 that night for the Sixers, I’d suddenly close a deal, or get a raise. 

I don’t think that way anymore.

If I did, being a fan of Philadelphia sports, I’d now be living under a bridge somewhere.  Which leads me to the Phillies…the greatest underachieving baseball team I’ve seen in 25 years.  If I’d held out hope this team could sneak into the post-season, it ended last night with another loss to the Florida Marlins. Sure, they’re mathematically still in it — and they’ll probably sucker punch me one more time with a three game sweep somewhere — but they’ll ultimately let Phillies fans down.  And THAT is why we’re Phillies fans. We’ve come to expect losing. 

So, imagine if I went into every day expecting to lose in my own life. How much would that suck?  There are people out there that live and die with their teams.  I prefer to live with them, and NOT make them the barometer for my own life — anymore.  When I’m six feet under, then I’ll die with them. Which, most likely will be the year they finally win another World Series.