sixpacker's profile

Location: Connecticut
Gender: Male
Member since: April 04, 2004
Last visit: December 31, 2007

sixpacker has posted 3 links and 63 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 5 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Fan of:
Red Sox
(Stuck between NY and MA, so that's what you get.)

I've been to a number of Red Sox games at Fenway, and a couple of Giants games. None of the games were particulary memorable, but they were enjoyable just the same.

Recent Links

Five Hundred for Junior: A humble player, a proud father, and a fan that doesn't bicker about price. It does one good to see such an achievement played out so well.

posted by sixpacker to baseball at 07:40 AM on June 21, 2004 - 5 comments

Race tries to attract top American runners: Jerry Crockett, chairman of the long-distance running division of USA Track & Field said "It's a little bit of a sad commentary that our runners can't compete with the Kenyans and Ethiopians on a championship scale, but we're getting there." Well, attempting to discourage non-Americans from participating is one way to do it, I guess.

posted by sixpacker to other at 09:02 AM on April 23, 2004 - 7 comments

Decline in baseball salaries: : It looks like some players might have to sell the vacation home in Palm Springs. Poor bastards. Maybe taking up a collection is in order?

posted by sixpacker to baseball at 11:09 AM on April 08, 2004 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

The Silencing of Carlos Delgado.

I know that FSK wrote it in the near dark, and that he wrote the words in less than one hour. My guess is that it took less time to write the "melody". FYI. Fancis Scott Key didn't write the melody. The melody is based on an English drinking song, which, if you ask me, is ironically appropriate for a nation that has become so great because of the work of so many diverse people.

posted by sixpacker at 08:09 PM on December 08, 2005

Former NFL Star Received Steroids from BALCO

My rage is the orgasm of having to work 11 hours a day. (But that's just me.)

posted by sixpacker at 09:11 PM on October 14, 2005


What Joey Michaels said. I truely don't feel that bad about it. Last year took out a world of sting from this type of defeat. Go ChiSox.

posted by sixpacker at 07:24 PM on October 07, 2005

Baseball wildcards should lift our spirits

I expect Boston to fall apart in the final series against New York. The Sox will be all about the Wild Card this year. Perhaps deja vu all over again?

posted by sixpacker at 06:56 PM on September 17, 2005

Baseball has another Lowe-down cheater

Here’s some stats, lbb: David Blankenhorn stated in his book Fatherless America that: “The United States is becoming an increasingly fatherless society. A generation ago, an American child could reasonably expect to grow up with his or her father. Today, an American child can reasonably expect not to…. This astonishing fact is reflected in may satistics, but here are the two most important. Tonight, about 40 percent of American children will go to sleep in homes in which their fathers do not live. Before they reach the age of eighteen, more than half of our nation’s children are likely to spend at least a significant portion of their childhoods living apart from their fathers. Never before in this country have so many children been voluntarily abandoned by their fathers.” Steve Farrar provides more stats in his book Anchor Man: 85 percent of all children who exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes. 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. 75 percent of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. 63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes. 85 percent of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in fatherless homes. 80 percent of rapists come from fatherless homes.

posted by sixpacker at 08:01 AM on August 04, 2005

Can we get on with it, please???

Dieses Marken wenig Richtung.

posted by sixpacker at 09:26 PM on May 21, 2005

Let's See a Show of Hands

Absolutely moronic. These guys don't need to shake hands. Alot of them are probably friends and get together after the game to hang out and party. It's a rivalry between teams. Don't take that away from us, you hypersensitive soccer-moms... feeding your kids this crap. (I admit it. I've had a beer or two. Still pisses me off, though.)

posted by sixpacker at 09:25 PM on March 24, 2005

Rush the Passer

Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot. I've often thought that the prick has a large listening base because his audience includes the normal people that listen for the shock value... waiting to hear more idiocy. I used to listen to him to make myself feel more righteous. It worked for a while. Not so much anymore.

posted by sixpacker at 08:30 PM on January 26, 2005

Report: Bonds Admitted to Using Substances

I stand with Drood. You fucked up the record books with your performance enhancers? Well, f you. You're disqualified.

posted by sixpacker at 09:26 PM on December 03, 2004

The Chicago Black Sox Trial of 1921

After going to a Durham Bulls game this past summer, my girlfriend has decided that she wants to be a baseball fan. The most fun I ever had at a baseball game was the first time my wife, brother-in-law and his wife and I saw the Durham Bulls play in Durham in 1996. The stadium was still new, it was comfortable, the employees were pleasant, and they made the whole experience entertaining. (Don't mean to derail. Just wanted to mention it. Chat on.)

posted by sixpacker at 01:21 PM on November 30, 2004

Mets join Martinez chase

Assumption: Steinbrenner knows exactly what he's doing - i.e., he simply wants to drive up Pedro's price and doesn't really want him. And, Prediction: Pedro stays in Boston for more than he's worth.

posted by sixpacker at 08:56 PM on November 26, 2004

Artest Calls Season Suspension Too Harsh

When I first saw the clip of the incident on Saturday morning, I originally thought that Artest should be banned from the NBA. Under no circumstances can that type of behavior be allowed. It's uncivilized, distracting to the sport, and extremely dangerous. The situation could easily have escalated to the point where someone was killed. If that happened, Artest would be looking at prison time, not a suspension. Seventy-two games is not too harsh.

posted by sixpacker at 01:26 PM on November 23, 2004

Mmmmm, Roethlisburgers

He actually does sound humble. How refreshing.

posted by sixpacker at 11:24 AM on November 04, 2004

World Series Game 4

I've been reading the posts all day, but just couldn't think of anything more to say. So many of the sentiments have been my own. I couldn't let the day pass without saying something, though. I think I'm just having trouble comprehending. I always said this day would come, but now that it's here, I just feel kinda numb. Kinda like I'm going to wake up soon. And in a weird way, that, in itself, is a wonderful feeling. Thank you Red Sox.

posted by sixpacker at 02:39 PM on October 28, 2004

Is anyone else sick of Curt Schilling?

blarp - As I understand it, he had asked God to help him to pitch well, not necessarily to win. I don't see anything wrong with that. Shilling's got a gift, and he's not taking all the credit. I like that.

posted by sixpacker at 02:27 PM on October 25, 2004