I am a kindergarten drop-out. Lately, The Pink Flamingo has been getting question about who I am. You can find …Read the Rest
A. Bartlett Giamatti was a sorry Commissioner if ever there was one, but not near as bad as what we …Read the Rest
Dedicated to the memory of George Sparky Anderson (1934-2010) “It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the …Read the Rest
On Sunday, May 9, 2010, Dallas Braden became a dimi-god. If he makes it to the Hall of Fame, he becomes immortal, but he did something only 19 other pitchers have done before he did it. (If you can watch the last couple of minutes of this clip and not bawl, you don’t love baseball).
The Pink Flamingo dislikes the Oakland A’s. BUT – a perfect game is a perfect game!
This is a photo of pitching legend Curt Schilling. Would someone please explain to Martha Coakley that he is wearing a Red Sox uniform and is Red Sox legend?
The Pink Flamingo wants to give Martha Coakley a break on this one because not everyone is a baseball fan. Thus said, when you are the AG of a state, running for senate from a state where the Boston Red Sox are a legend, how dumb can you possibly be?
Sorry, but no one can be this stupid…not really.
“…Her Taliban comment is the height of one of these three: ignorance, stupidity, (or) dishonesty. I want someone with energy, someone that wants to change it all. She’s lock step business as usual in a way that should be frightening.” Curt Schilling
In New England two things are sacred. You DO NOT diss those two sacred entities and expect to remain in office for very long. You can trash the USA. You can say something nasty about religion – just pick a religion. Misc. elected officials can be insulted, they are fair game. Same thing holds true with the Kennedys. Insult ’em, it’s okay.
Coakley can insult Catholics, our troops, and be a total idiot when it comes to national security. She can (sort of) get away with it – while proving she is a total idiot.
BUT – when you diss the Boston Red Sox and their cathedral, Fenway Park, the sin is unpardonable. The only thing she could do that would be worse is insult the memory of Ted Williams.
(Disclaimer: The Pink Flamingo is a National League fan, primarily pulling for the Braves. When pulling for the AL, I support the Red Sox).
(AJ Strata thinks she has managed to sink her campaign).
Or as the guys at HillBuzz put it:
“...Martha Coakley’s practically taken photos of Fenway Park, ripped them up into confetti, thrown them in the air, then had dogs urinate on them. Her attitude is deplorable. It really does appear her true nature is coming out in this campaign: she infuriated us by having one of her goons push a reporter to the ground the other day, and now she’s denigrating the kind of old school campaigning we want to see politicians engage in: going out to meet the voters at places like Fenway Park, which Scott Brown is out there doing…”
By insulting baseball fans and Fenway Park, Coakley has insulted baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Ted Williams. Even more importantly – she has proven that she does not even begin to comprehend this nation. She does not understand…
“...The one constant through all the years…has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our pas… It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again….”
That is the basic difference between Democrats and Republicans. We believe in something. We believe in America, hotdogs, apple pie, and baseball. We could even be the best looking political party!
Mark McGwire has finally admitted to using steroids for nearly a decade. The way I feel about the use of those things, and what it has done to baseball – put an asterick by the record. Roger Maris lived with it, but Maris did his record the old fashioned way – he earned it.
We all know it is about getting into the HOF. Sorry, but after this, I have no sympathy. Then again, the way I detest the Cards (my least favorite team) what can you expect?
“...Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. “I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said in a statement. “It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.” McGwire also used human growth hormone, a person close to McGwire said, speaking on condition of anonymity because McGwire didn’t include that detail in his statement. McGwire’s decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, his final big league team. Tony La Russa, McGwire’s manager in Oakland and St. Louis, has been among McGwire’s biggest supporters and thinks returning to the field can restore the former slugger’s reputation. “I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come,” McGwire said. “It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected.”…”