kjh's profile

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Member since: July 17, 2002
Last visit: June 17, 2005

kjh has posted 5 links and 42 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Sosa ejected for cork in bat.:

posted by kjh to baseball at 08:02 PM on June 03, 2003 - 46 comments

Good loser,: bad loser. The Diamondbacks' Bob Brenly has praise and hope for the Cardinals who defeated him, while George Steinbrenner passes the buck and prognosticates poor ratings for a World Series that doesn't include the Yankees. Go Angels.

posted by kjh to baseball at 04:42 PM on October 07, 2002 - 9 comments

Keith Olbermann won't shut up.: First he insisted Reds manager Jim Bowden be fired for his Sept. 11 comments--and admittedly, they were far from appropriate. But now he's excoriating another Bowden--Bobby of FSU--for adopting "Let's Roll" as the slogan of his football team. I think this time Olbermann is out of line--or maybe he just has a thing against men named Bowden.

posted by kjh to culture at 07:03 PM on August 07, 2002 - 8 comments

Bud Selig insists the Twins' 17-game AL Central lead is an "aberration": and suggests a new stadium to solve their financial woes--woes which Selig claimed would render the Twins unable to compete this season. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball plans to celebrate its most aberrant moments at this year's World Series.

posted by kjh to baseball at 11:46 PM on August 05, 2002 - 6 comments

Aren't they supposed to be greedy?: Three teams have voted against authorizing a strike date, according to "sources close to the Players Association." I don't subscribe to the "imminent death of baseball" rhetoric, but it's definitely reassuring to see something other than the towing of the party line.

posted by kjh to baseball at 08:52 PM on July 31, 2002 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

Who was your favorite player growing up?

This "new site" has archives that go back to summer 2003. My first favorite ballplayer as a kid was Bo Jackson. He knew. I think somewhere in a closet I might still have my assiduously-collected KC Royals cards.

posted by kjh at 01:40 PM on February 23, 2005

Interview with the Umpire Information System Operator

I had felt very adversarial towards QuesTec before reading this. Thoroughly illuminating!

posted by kjh at 05:21 PM on February 02, 2005

Backman's new job apparently safer than his driving record

D'Backs should've gone with Bob Melvin.

posted by kjh at 03:01 AM on November 04, 2004

Rally beers

Who cares? What we're talking about here is really neither performance-enhancing nor performance-detracting. What the players want to do in their locker room before the game or between innings really isn't any of my business. What's next--some players might go for a quick wank to relieve stress?

posted by kjh at 02:49 AM on November 04, 2004

Innocent? Guilty? Off the hook, either way

Good for Kobe, this nonsense was obviously a bad rap. Hope you learned your lesson kid, keep your dick in your pants from now on.

posted by kjh at 02:48 AM on September 02, 2004

5 Ks in One Inning!

Send that man up to the majors! Can he possibly be worse than Randy Choate?

posted by kjh at 07:59 PM on July 17, 2004

DBacks ax Brenly

I know it's business as usual in the baseball world, but it seems unfair to pin responsibility for this god-awful season on Brenly when it was the management's dumb-ass deals for Richie Sexson (out for the season with a shoulder injury) that decimated both the offense and the defense of this Arizona ballclub. The team press release reveals that the D'Backs also fired pitching couch Chuck Kniffin (won't miss him), while bench couch (and regular Brenly fill-in) Robin Yount resigned (a true loss for the team). Colangelo says that "Al [Pedrique]'s familiarity with the young players on our club that have come up through the organization best served our needs as a manager at this time," but I don't think any amount of familiarity can erase the gap between minor-league and major-league ballplayers, and the fault for Arizona's fielding an entire team of minor-leaguers falls with nobody but Colangelo.

posted by kjh at 06:50 PM on July 02, 2004

What unfavorable media coverage. There's nothing concrete in that piece to suggest a Garciaparra trade is any closer than it was on Opening Day; just a lot of ham-fisted speculation. I'm glad the hometown rags don't write about my team this way.

posted by kjh at 03:53 AM on June 12, 2004

Caught in the web.

I fail to see what the big deal is. How is putting something on the bases going to impact the game at all? We already get huge ads behind homeplate and ads all around the stadium. Shoving a logo on the bases has no impact on the game at all. slippery slope. we already have all that shit, corporate sponsorship of every kiosk, seating section, and half-inning, and a god damn commercial break every single time there's a pause in the game longer than five seconds. honest to god, drood, maybe you haven't, but i have had enough.

posted by kjh at 11:12 PM on May 05, 2004

you can't just mess around with the rules and not carefully consider the consequences. how can you take away the intentional walk? you can't imagine all the tears i'm shedding for those poor bonds fans who are "deprived" of plate performances; but let's get real. it's not the job of the opposing team to make sure the batter gets to put on a good show. they're trying to win a ball game, same as everyone else; and as it turns out, with nobody surrounding him in the lineup, walking barry bonds is the best way to do that. as for throwing to first, sure it can be annoying, but what happens if you can't do it anymore? baserunners start taking ridiculous leads, second gets stolen thirty times a game. give me a break. crack open another beer and forget about it.

posted by kjh at 03:19 PM on April 30, 2004

Fox Sports

i'm not sure exactly what this writer is complaining about. is fox sports any goofier than espn, really?

posted by kjh at 12:58 AM on March 05, 2004

Chat Room vs. Babe Ruth

Schilling [...] never does things on or off the field that make you feel like you have to excuse him hulk smash

posted by kjh at 07:48 PM on December 06, 2003

Is Baseball No. 1?

all i have to say is 84 days until pitchers and catchers report. amen, sister.

posted by kjh at 04:24 PM on November 30, 2003

What might have been...

what can i say? i've waited an entire season to see this series. is there something better on that i'm missing? baseball has broken my heart three times this season (the diamondbacks, the cubs, the red sox); it would just be incomplete without the hated yankees gloating over yet another world series trophy.

posted by kjh at 11:55 PM on October 18, 2003

"All this has become the tempest that it is because I must have been right about something," Limbaugh said. "If I wasn't right, there wouldn't be this cacophony of outrage that has sprung up in the sports writer community." golly, pissing people off by making inflammatory comments automatically makes you right? i've got to try this.

posted by kjh at 12:28 AM on October 02, 2003