Jugwine's profile

Location: Behind Enemy Lines
Member since: June 04, 2003
Last visit: February 26, 2018

Jugwine has posted 10 links and 168 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 25 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

May 28, 2000: Roger vs Pedro at the Stadium. I don't think I'll ever be lucky enough to see a more exciting game than that one. It was one of those rare losses where you don't feel cheated out of the price of a ticket -- you know you've just witnessed something special.

I was also at the game two days earlier where some jackass jumped (or fell) out of the top tier seating and landed on the netting. We all thought he was dead or he broke his neck or something, untill he sat up three minutes later and started making an ass out of himself. The funny thing is that he left his wallet out there. Serves him right, if you ask me.

Other memorable moments: Sitting directly behind home plate at Pac Bell Park, the Giants vs the Padres. The game was not particularly memorable, but apparently my girlfriend (now my wife) and I provided enough entertainment to the viewing audience by making out the entire time.

Recent Links

An Oral History of Fire Joe Morgan: The three authors of late, lamented sports blog Fire Joe Morgan share how FJM came to be, a behind the scenes look at their heyday and why they chose to call it quits in 2008. Part 2, Part 3.
(FJM previously on sportsfilter)

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 01:45 PM on December 20, 2012 - 1 comment

The Toughest Things to do in Sports.: The list is less generic than the one discussed previously here, but also more US-centric (and it takes itself less seriously). So, what was left out and what doesn't belong?

posted by Jugwine to general at 11:37 AM on June 03, 2004 - 13 comments

The Price of Defection: The family Josť Contreras left behind.

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 12:27 PM on June 01, 2004 - 3 comments

Umpires of the Negro Leagues.: Learn more about the call for "race umpires" in the Negro Leagues and of Bob Motley, the last living Negro League umpire.

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 10:36 AM on May 27, 2004 - 4 comments

The ceremonial shaving of Johnny Damon.: You know, for charity!

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 05:11 PM on May 21, 2004 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

AHL announces new Pacific Division

It looks like Manchester, Norfolk & Glens Falls are getting ECHL franchises as a consolation prize. I haven't heard what's happening in Worcester.

posted by Jugwine at 12:53 PM on January 30, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

As much as I'd like to believe that Belichick is playing N-dimensional chess with the rest of the league up to this point, after 7 games I'm starting to think that they are what their record indicates -- a mediocre team playing mediocre football. Luckily for them the rest of the AFC East is mediocre or worse, so a playoff berth still seems likely.

posted by Jugwine at 10:02 AM on October 22, 2012

Detroit 8, New York 1: Made-to-order rout of Yankees sends Tigers to 11th World Series

I don't know. The Yankee batters didn't exactly cover themselves in glory during the Orioles series, either.

posted by Jugwine at 09:29 AM on October 19, 2012

Red Sox Fire Bobby Valentine

I hear one of the leading candidates to replace him is an unknown named 'Robby Ballentine'. Here's a picture.

posted by Jugwine at 11:59 PM on October 04, 2012

MLB Considering Realignment

I think a system where there were two wild card teams in each league that had to play a 1 or 3 game series against each other in order to move on to the divisional round would be great. It would finally give an incentive for teams to win their division over getting the wild card when they are in a position to do one or the other. I feel like having some consequence for getting to the playoffs via wild card would undo some of "it doesn't matter how we get there, as long as we make the playoffs" sort of thinking that baseball has under the current system.

I wouldn't like to see it expanded more than that, though.

posted by Jugwine at 11:59 AM on June 13, 2011

Terrell Suggs: Brady's Super Bowls 'Questionable'

GALAHAD: Let us taunt Brady! He may become so cross that he will make a mistake.

ARTHUR: Like what?

GALAHAD: Well,....

posted by Jugwine at 07:56 PM on January 13, 2011

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Fred Taylor.

posted by Jugwine at 11:41 PM on December 06, 2010

Hatred for the Adrian Gonzalez trade

If you want some good hate, check out the tweets to @John_W_Henry during the five or so hours where it looked like the Adrian Gonzalez trade was not going to go through. Here are some examples.

posted by Jugwine at 09:50 AM on December 06, 2010

Giants Win Game 2 in a Laugher

I'm pretty sure that I could feel Nolan Ryan's seething rage during that inning here in Boston, it burned so intensely.

posted by Jugwine at 10:04 AM on October 29, 2010

Gay umpire's ordeal shows sad state of sports

It's not even that, though, it's "Some of my mom's best friends are gay."

Weak sauce.

posted by Jugwine at 10:38 AM on August 14, 2010

Whitey Ford Never Started an "Ultimate" Game

What's not to get? Whitey Ford isn't as great as you think he is because he never won 20 games in a seasons except when he did and because his managers never thought he was good enough to start game 7 of a World Series even though not all the series he pitched in went seven games.

It couldn't be clearer!

posted by Jugwine at 02:42 PM on August 03, 2010

High School Pitcher Struck by 100-Mph Batted Ball

And of course the sidebar ad is of Michael Strahan crushing a baseball with an aluminum bat...

I don't really understand the resistance -- professional baseball uses wooden bats. If you want to be a professional baseball player, you need to learn how to hit with a wooden bat.

I see that there is a cost issue since wooden bats break, but can't you buy multiple wooden bats for the same price as a high-end aluminum?

posted by Jugwine at 10:27 AM on March 24, 2010

Twins, Tigers Will Decide AL Central in Playoff

And a quick Googling reveals that this is the only place on the Internet where you'll find the phrase "indoor baseball purists".

posted by Jugwine at 12:21 PM on October 05, 2009

Patriots' Linebacker Tedy Bruschi Retires

I've seen Belichick win three superbowls, but this is the first time I remember seeing him all choked up!

posted by Jugwine at 10:12 PM on August 31, 2009

Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice make this year's MLB Hall of Fame

I can better understand the 5.2% who left Henderson off the ballot than the one writer who decided to spend one of his votes on Jesse Orosco.

posted by Jugwine at 08:26 AM on January 13, 2009