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Name: patrick
Location: LA
ZIP: 90048
Member since: April 12, 2004
Last visit: July 30, 2004

filthyboy has posted 2 links and 36 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 8 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Red Sox
Syracuse Orange (not Orangemen) Basketball
Syracuse Orange football (unfortunately)
Denver Nuggets (Carmello for president!)

Anybody playing against the Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, Georgetown or Duke.

I once saw Mike Greenwell hit an inside the park grand slam after Mel Hall knocked himself unconscious chasing a ball into the right field corner in Fenway. That was pretty sweet.

Recent Links

Padres pass on J.D.'s little brother : to take HS SS Matt Bush. Since this is the baseball draft and very few people actually care about it, I present this subplot: two players formerly considered top 5 talents-- Stephen Drew and Jared Weaver-- fell to the middle of the first round after their agent, Scott Boras, "hinted" that they would expect to be paid Mark Prior money.

posted by filthyboy to baseball at 02:01 PM on June 07, 2004 - 20 comments

Baby Mama Drama : leads to murder at one of Shaq's houses. Shaquille O'Neal's baby mama's housekeeper was stabbed to death by her son (allegedly) while cleaning the house. They had a fight, and out came the kitchen knives. Very strange.

posted by filthyboy to basketball at 07:24 PM on May 21, 2004 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

He said it once, he said it twice.

I agree with Carmello. What's wrong with hyping things up a little? These games could use a little energy. Plus, if Mello said it, then it will happen.

posted by filthyboy at 12:37 PM on July 28, 2004

The best part of the year is creeping closer.

It all comes down to Billy Edelin for Syracuse. When that guy's on the court, they win.

posted by filthyboy at 11:43 AM on July 21, 2004

Defcon 2 Jerk Alert

Those first round picks are all in the middle of the round, as they contain protection clauses for picks 1-14. Also, the Nuggets have a ton of 1st round picks in the next few years because of trades they made in the past.

posted by filthyboy at 11:50 AM on July 16, 2004

Defcon 2 Jerk Alert

I'd include Denver in that playoff mix, if they can land KMart.

posted by filthyboy at 02:18 PM on July 15, 2004

Defcon 2 Jerk Alert

All I want for Christmas is Kobe Bryant on the LA Clippers.

posted by filthyboy at 12:25 PM on July 15, 2004

"We're all just guys."

If Mike Ditka runs, will he stop talking about his 4 hour erections?

posted by filthyboy at 02:18 PM on July 13, 2004

Clemens, Johnson -- WHAT ABOUT BENSON!?!??

Jayson Stark says the Yankees don't have the prospects to get Benson, so a 3 way deal might be their only hope to get any front line pitchers this year. IMO, Benson is this year's Jeff Supan...and by that, I mean last year's Jeff Supan.

posted by filthyboy at 01:27 PM on July 09, 2004

Boozer to the Jazz.

Big guys with any ability at all are making out big this off season. Case in point: Adonal Foyle.

posted by filthyboy at 07:39 PM on July 08, 2004

Book deal

I'm impressed she got a deal with Knopf. Move over Bill Clinton and John Updike.

posted by filthyboy at 02:24 PM on July 08, 2004

Book deal

Will the movie also be called Maria Sharapova: Squeals and Sighs?

posted by filthyboy at 02:14 PM on July 08, 2004

Participants in the ASG Homerun Derby announced.

Beware that crisp, clear mountain stream -- it's probably got giardia in it, no lie. Now you tell me.

posted by filthyboy at 02:00 PM on July 07, 2004

What? no Yankee Red Sox thread?

the Red Sox don't just have one or two players showing well in the stats, they're all over those top-n listings. All over them. That's not strictly true. If we're evaluating offense, OPS is probably the best indicator. The Yankee position players are ranked ahead of the Red Sox position players at every position except 2B, LF, CF, and DH. That's 5 for the Yankees against just 4 for the Sox. And in LF, Matsui is not as far back from Ramirez as you might think. And at several positions--SS, 3B, 1B--there isn't even a Red Sox in the top 20. How can the Red Sox possibly be better than the Yankees when they have basically a replacement level player playing RF, 1B, SS, and 3B? Basically, the Yankees have statistically a better team than the Red Sox, not the other way around. And Derek Jeter is outperforming the duo of Pokey Reese and Nomar Garciapara by a far margin...this year. For a career, there's more room for debate. Jeter has the rings, but how many people believe the Yankees wouldn't have won a few titles with Garciapara playing SS instead of Jeter? (I'm not saying the two are interchangeable, I'm just saying...I don't know what I'm saying).

posted by filthyboy at 09:05 PM on July 02, 2004

What? no Yankee Red Sox thread?

I think the Simmons article is interesting in that everybody gives up on sabrmetric baseball as soon as the A's or Red Sox lose a series. I don't like the "A's haven't won a playoff series" argument since they would've dispensed with my Red Sox if Hudson and Mulder hadn't both been hurt. As for the bit about whether Red Sox fans have to read Dan Shaughnessy, visit SoSH or any of that other crap, there comes a point in every season where I just say enough. The great thing about baseball is that you can get swept in June/July and still make the playoffs. There's really no need to obsess. The Yankees are better right now. They will win the AL East, but with the wild card the extra rounds in the playoffs, they are anything but a lock to win the world series. In a short series, a team with 2 dominant starting pitchers could still beat them. THank God there's 3 more months of this.

posted by filthyboy at 01:45 PM on July 02, 2004

It's a gift

George Plimpton on sports. Very literary and quite good fun.

posted by filthyboy at 02:34 PM on June 28, 2004

Beltran to the Astros.

Dotel is a great pickup for Oakland though. And Oakland gave up nothing it'll ever miss, since the two things they already have are stud starting pitchers and a stud 3B.

posted by filthyboy at 11:51 AM on June 25, 2004