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Name: Brendan Rankin
Location: Bay Area
ZIP: 94306
Member since: October 02, 2004
Last visit: December 19, 2012

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Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young: In a historically close vote, Lincecum beat out the favored Cardinal pair for his second Cy Young as many tries.

posted by slackerman to baseball at 06:41 PM on November 19, 2009 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

'Honey Badger,' 3 other former LSU players arrested

[Marijuana RANT]I've lost a friend to alcohol and another to tobacco-related illness...both are _much_ more dangerous, IMHO, than the drug that Honey Badger and company were "enjoying" or about to enjoy.

I've yet to hear of any deaths surrounding cannabis use or overdose. Don't give me the "stepping stone drug" baloney...that's just FUD/hooey to justify the ridiculous amounts of money this country wastes on the "War on Drugs". [End RANT]

Still, given his situation, he should be thinking of his future enough to realize that this was a stupid thing to do.

posted by slackerman at 04:52 PM on October 28, 2012

Giants beat Cardinals 6-1 to force NLCS Game 7

Yep...good call Hal! And "Go Giants!"

posted by slackerman at 12:29 AM on October 23, 2012

Yankees Stay Atop East with Extra Inning Comeback

Doesn't matter, the Nats, Reds, or Giants are all better than the Yanks this season.

For that matter, I consider this more an A's bullpen meltdown than an excellent Yankees performance/comeback.

This from a big Giants fan who feels they are _better_ than they were in 2010 and peaking at the right time.

IMHO, of course. :-)

posted by slackerman at 02:09 AM on September 23, 2012

Tommy John Tears Strasburg Shutdown Plan

I think it's up to Strasburg, his doctor, and the Nationals...

If he plays beyond the doctor recommended innings pitched, a series of tests ought to be done to ensure his arm is holding up OK.

I saw him pitch in SF on Wednesday and, outside of the first few innings, he looked GREAT.

posted by slackerman at 06:33 PM on August 17, 2012

Roger Clemens Not Guilty on All Charges (steroids era) happened...can we all just move on? Please!?

Baseball shouldn't be attempting to project a "holier than thou" image. That's disingenuous (at best) and flat out criminal (at worst)!

posted by slackerman at 06:48 PM on June 18, 2012

NCAA Slaps OSU on the Wrist, USC Still Feeling Groin-Kicked

The NCAA is a cartel. I'd say let's abolish their anti-trust immunity, slap them with a few lawsuits, and then get on with a college sports program that actually makes sense (cents should be secondary).

I have zero respect for those who mete out these arbitrary punishments on the one hand while pocketing millions with the other.

posted by slackerman at 07:40 PM on December 21, 2011

Ron Washington's Speech Before World Series Game 7

Wonder if they have tape of Earl Weaver in the O's clubhouse before Game 5 of the 1969 Series.

Yeah, cuz Earl was so known for his pristine mouth... :-)

posted by slackerman at 06:34 PM on November 19, 2011

The Worst At-Bat in MLB History?

Heh...that was funny. The pitcher was so shocked at his distance from the plate that he walked him :-)

posted by slackerman at 05:06 PM on August 15, 2011

Plenty of Good Seats Still Available: The collapse of the sports ticket bubble

Though I'd like to see cheaper seats at Giants games, I'm happy the SF Giants built AT&T park the "right way"...without the usual ballot box "we need you to fund this" or "fund this and you'll see lots of local business" shenanigans.

Who was the idiot who started that trend anyway?

posted by slackerman at 05:29 PM on August 04, 2011

NHL hockey returns to the 'Peg!

Bettman, Stern's (butt) buddy...

One of these days he'll get it right.

posted by slackerman at 04:17 PM on May 31, 2011

Greinke Fractures Rib Playing Basketball

In case you were wondering, other successful athletes suffer from depression and perform quite well after the fact (Joey Votto, for example).

Agreed Grum. It's always puzzled me why there's still such a stigma regarding "mental illness". We know so little about it, yet it seems that we're all too willing to label "head case". Especially, when it happens to someone who's even remotely famous.

posted by slackerman at 03:11 PM on March 10, 2011

Charges Trimmed Against Barry Bonds

I watched Barry play for years and it wasn't the power with which he hit that was impressive, it was the efficiency and quickness of his swing. 'roids or not, to me his most impressive year was 2004. I'm pretty sure I'll never see a player put up those sorts of offensive numbers again in my lifetime.

Off field, he was definitely a liability, but watching him swing the bat is something I miss to this day...

posted by slackerman at 02:01 PM on February 12, 2011

Auburn Tigers Win BCS Title Over Oregon Ducks

At the end of this season, I think that Stanford would have beaten any of these teams (TCU, Auburn or Oregon).

My heart just can't be in NCAA Div. I football until they get some sort of playoff system in place. I know this will never happen, but it doesn't hurt to dream...

posted by slackerman at 02:09 AM on January 11, 2011

Patriots Embarrass Jets 45-3

...and Woodhead leads the game in receiving. I wonder how the combo of "dem apples" and humble pie tastes to Mr. Ryan today?

posted by slackerman at 11:49 AM on December 07, 2010

"Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over"


posted by slackerman at 02:14 PM on December 06, 2010