Thursday, October 20, 2005

still

  • still hate houston
  • still hate the astriods'
  • still think houston fans are among the least knowledgable in baseball*
  • still think minute maid field should be imploded
  • still think that I could hit a home run to left field
  • still want an astriods center fielder to get a concussion from hitting the flagpole (and sprain his ankle on the hill)
  • still think instant replay is needed in baseball (especially the playoffs)
  • still think those umps suck
  • still think fox should not be allowed the opportunity to continue to ruin our national pasttime with its "baseball for dummies" coverage (how can people trust the political coverage of a network which blows
  • still think the Pujols home run in game 5 makes the sting less painful
  • still smiling that the 'striods could not win it in front of their fans and game 5 sucked so bad for them

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9 comments:

Kyle said...

Just curious, how did you become a Cardinals fan? You live in Florida, right?

Rick said...

people always ask that. There are 4 main readons.

1. I am from Daytona Beach, as is my dad. It used to home to the Cards A team.

2. My dad has always loved them (based on reason1). He raised me right. He actually saw Musial as a A pitcher.

3.My dad took me to the Baseball HoF as a small child. He showed me all this Stan "the Man" Musial stuff, which hooked me and bought me paraphenalia.

4. He took me on a family vacation as a 7th grader to Busch Stadium and StL to see the Cards.

gdwill said...

i just found your blog, rick, from the emergent list. funny, i had a semi-rant of my own about the 'Stros today!

btw, thanks again for sharing your cuban stick in NM...

Anonymous said...

Yes, er...this site really is about the therapy. Hope you are out of your funk soon...the Arizona Cards are gonna need all the help they can get this season. Too bad we don't play them twice a year anymore...those were the good ol' days.

Anonymous said...

Yes, er...this site really is about the therapy. Hope you are out of your funk soon...the Arizona Cards are gonna need all the help they can get this season. Too bad we don't play them twice a year anymore...those were the good ol' days.

Anonymous said...

My first mlb game was at the old comiskey park (white sox vs. tigers). I believe Wilbur Wood pitched that night. Harry Carey (sp?) was the broadcaster back then and I became a fan of Chet Lemon and Richie Zisk. I also had my program stolen (I left it on the seat when we went to the bathroom) and learned that I might need glasses because I couldn't see the scoreboard. What a night. Anyway, go Sox!
Michael of TN

Rick said...

good to see someone with fond White Sox memories, instead of Cubs memories.

sadly, I have only been to the newer Cominsky in 1995. It is an ugly field.

Kyle said...

Speaking of new stadiums, I was able to visit Busch Stadium for the first time just a few weeks ago. I'm glad that I could visit it before they tear it down. I don't really see the point in building a new stadium. Busch didn't appear to be in bad shape or anything. It's a great ballpark. I guess it's always about moving on to bigger and better things and it's really all about money.

I'm not a big baseball fan. I didn't live close enough to any teams as a kid (Southwest Louisiana), and my dad wasn't much of a sports fan. The team most of the locals pulled for was Houston. I guess because it's the closest team and they have a AAA team in New Orleans. I have mixed emotions about the recent Astros victory. I have somewhat of a connection with Houston, but I've relocated to Missouri (near St.Louis) two years ago. The fans around here are nuts. You just don't root for anyone but the Card's. I probably have a greater fondness for the Card's now, and I love Pujols. I'm happy for the 'stos, though.

Kyle said...

I agree with you in some respect about Minute Made Park ("The juice Box"). I think it's a nice looking park and it has a cozy atmosphere (so I hear), but like you, I think the fences are too close and the outfield walls are too short. I don't like homerun parks, and I hate Tal's Hill in center field with it's flag pole in play. I used to think that there was some kind of historical significance with the hill until I reasearched it. Come to find out, it's the brainchild of Astro's president Tal Smith. His reasoning it pretty stupid.

"Ballparks should be known for something," Smith said. "I'd rather be known for a hill than a swimming pool (as in Phoenix's Bank One Ballpark)."

The flagpole actually does has historical signicance. Tiger Stadium had a flagpole in play in dead center, and the monuments at Yankee Stadium were in play before the stadium was renovated in the 1970s and the fences were moved in. I still don't think it's a good idea.