November 02, 2016

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 07:00 AM - 9 comments

On Saturday night, I was reduced to, "Oh well, at the Cubs *made* the World Series. That in of itself is pretty close to a miracle. They'll get back there next season." Now look at me; all a mess about them being in game seven. Can't touch my Addison Russell jersey because when I do, they lose. When I do avoid it, the dude is hitting grand slams.

posted by NoMich at 09:02 AM on November 02, 2016

Bob Newhart and Don Rickles fly the W last night.

posted by NoMich at 09:24 AM on November 02, 2016

My hometown Double-A Jacksonville Suns are now the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

I'm not sure what the water is doing, but I like that the shrimp is also a J.

Locals hate the change, but it's the first time I've thought about the team in years and I'm a baseball fan. Embracing the goofy might be a smart move.

posted by rcade at 10:45 AM on November 02, 2016

the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Dig the color scheme and the logo. Wouldn't "Prawns" have been a catchier name?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:41 AM on November 02, 2016

I've always liked the concept of jumbo shrimp, with its built in contradictions.

This reminds me of the amusement a manly linguist acquaintance has always found in Bill Gates' company. He once said, over ribs and beer, "What guy...WHAT GUY, names a company Micro and Soft?"

posted by beaverboard at 01:00 PM on November 02, 2016

Bob Newhart and Don Rickles fly the W last night.

I had no idea that Rickles was still alive.

posted by grum@work at 04:03 PM on November 02, 2016

When I first saw the photo, I was, like, "Is that Don Rickles? Nah, can't be, he died a long time ago." But here we are, a world with Don Rickles still kickin it. And with Bob Newhart.

posted by NoMich at 04:45 PM on November 02, 2016

Rickles won't die until he's insulted everyone in the world individually. Unfortunately, he's most of the way there.

posted by Etrigan at 07:30 PM on November 02, 2016

If I had Joe Madden's phone number, I'd send it over to Rickles' table right now. Along with a pre-paid phone.

posted by beaverboard at 11:22 PM on November 02, 2016

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