Recent Comments by topjimmy13

Minor-league skipper gets major-league gift

I once gave Joe Crede a ride to the airport, while working at "The Cell". We stopped to fill my Jeep Grand Cherokee up with gas on the way. He not only payed for the gas (roughly $40) he also grabbed a big bag of Funyuns, and a 6 pack of Heineken for the ride. By the time we got to O'Hare, I felt like I was dropping off my older brother. What a class act.

posted by topjimmy13 at 07:24 PM on July 07, 2006

All-Star Shakeups

Well put, Zippinglou!

posted by topjimmy13 at 07:12 PM on July 07, 2006

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest

Pink's is good, Nathan's are better. Just ask Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. They both have trouble "binging and purging" on Nathan's while they are in town. Pink's come up real easy. I'd say Portillo's in Chicago may be the best!

posted by topjimmy13 at 11:15 PM on July 04, 2006

Good hitters are few and far between.

Maybe it's cause more pitchers are juicing now too? I just read an interesting article in ESPN magazine. Makes perfect sense to me.

posted by topjimmy13 at 12:17 PM on July 04, 2006

Report: NFLPA against blood testing for HGH

I couldn't agree with you more. That's actually why I brought up the 1999 season. I will admit that I did not put two and two together until your "greenie" comment. Maybe I just had blinders on? I knew that "greenies" did not come into play until the 60's. Was only joking about Gehrig being on anything besides natural talent.

posted by topjimmy13 at 10:15 PM on June 12, 2006

Report: NFLPA against blood testing for HGH

You may be right, considering one of Ripken's best seasons was 1999. I believe he hit around .340, and averaged a career high homerun every 19 at bats or so, while only striking out 40 times. No where near the big names in 1999, but that wasn't his game. Other than that, he basically just strapped it on, and played day in, day out for a team that pretty much "sucked", his entire career. Never got caught up in the money, SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS for fans, didn't hit his wife with a rum bottle, didn't threaten to kill girlfriends (if he even had any on the side) on their answering machine, and stayed with the team that drafted him. Might have something to do with his father, but more than likely has something do with being a man. His numbers are no where near Lou Gehrig's! Was Gehrig on "greenies" all those seasons? Maybe?? Mattingly's only problem was not wanting to cut his hair. Sandburg's issues involved everyone "screwing" his wife. Including, Rafael Palmeiro.

posted by topjimmy13 at 10:08 AM on June 12, 2006