Nice to see Bob Davidson act out the end of "…And Justice For All."

It’s not often that you can see a grown man lose his God Damn Mind.
But once again, in a night where we should be celebrating baseball, an umpire’s ego takes center stage.
Bob Davidson tossed out a player, Brewers outfielder Chris Dickerson.
He tossed out a coach, Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan.
He tossed out Brewers manager Ken Macha.
And finally he tossed out a fan who was sitting up close and heckling Yadier Molina.
Now I don’t know what he said and if the fan said anything racist, then I can understand it. But so far nobody has revealed if there was anything really offensive.
And besides, the umpire doesn’t have the authority to eject a fan unless they interfere with the field of play. And this was a guy sitting up close. I can’t imagine the guys sitting up in the upper deck of MILLER Park watching a team called the BREWERS and have been drinking beer since 11 AM were quoting sonnets.
But Bob Davidson basically went nuts. And we are talking about HIM instead of Trevor Hoffman’s 600th save.
No doubt he would have tossed Billy the Brewers, all four Sausages from the Sausage Race and Bob Uecker before the night was out.
I can just hear him screaming “You’re out of order… You’re out of order… this WHOLE game is out of order!”
(Spoiler alert on this clip… it kind of spoils the ending but explains the blog post title.)

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Sneaky Twins


Twins can be very sneaky.
Trust me… I am the father of two of them and they work in tandem sometimes to get what they want.

Well guess what? There are some sneaky Twins in Minnesota.

Now while we have all be looking at the Yankees and Rays and seeing who will get home field advantage and I’ve been hoping the White Sox make the AL Central another “decided via 1 game playoff” year for the third straight season, I noticed something.
The Twins are only 4 games back of the Yankees.
That’s it.
As they take on the Royals, the Indians, the A’s and the White Sox over the next few weeks, they have a pretty solid rotation and nobody is noticing them.
Meanwhile the Yankees are struggling with the Orioles and have 7 games against the Rays coming up.
Could the Twins catch the Yankees? Could the Minnesota Freaking Twins take the claim of “Best Regular Season Record” and home field advantage in the Division Series and possibly the ALCS?
Now I would pick the Rays or Yankees over the Twins in a short series… but then again, they ARE Twins.
They are sneaky.
Right now I wouldn’t bet against them… whether it is to win the Division or steal another cookie.

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I figured out who my anonymous Javier Vazquez fan is

My readership has been growing steadily over the last few years. I have some regular readers and commenters and I have a few people who don’t always like what I type.

Pirate fans seemed to get ticked at me because I wouldn’t praise the great work of Neal Huntington who in three short years transformed the Pirates from a bad team to the Worst Team in Baseball.

Some Twins fans wrote some nasty things to me when I wrote my tongue in cheek defense of the Metrodome. So much for Minnesota nice.
And there have been other instances… and frankly I find them to be funny.
But I’ve had a few posts from an anonymous reader that has attracted my attention. He brings up the classic lame argument when I criticize a pitcher which is “He’s a better pitcher than YOU.” Well yes… that’s setting a very low bar.
Major League Baseball players are asked to perform at a high level and are paid as such… and when they do so on the highest stage, they are not immune to criticism.
But this poster only seems to come out of the woodwork when I pick on Javier Vazquez.
But I’ve also written bad stuff about other pitchers too.
I’ve criticized Daisuke Matsuzaka
No problem with any of those. But when I pick on a guy who is on every Yankee fan sh*t list and is in the doghouse on his own team and by any reasonable judging standard is having a lousy year in the Bronx, he shows up with the predictability of the sun rising.

And his defense of Vazquez is odd…

“.And as for Vazquez, don’t insult the guy. He has more wins the that Dice-K guy that you worship even though Dice-K is a starter and Javy is in the bullpen.”
He’s in the bullpen because he has been awful as a starter… and since when do I worship Dice-K?
You clearly have a lot of time on your hands if you’re complaining about someone who can pitch way better than you.”
Again bringing up how Javy can pitch better than me… interesting.

Sully is a fool who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I don’t know why I’m still reading his blog. Javy is a waaaaaaaaaaaayyyy better pitcher than Sully!!!!”

I figured it out with this post.
I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out the mystery. It is as simple as a Scooby Doo mystery when you take 2 steps back and think about it.
The 12 “a’s” on waaaaaaaaaaaay better gave it away.
The anonymous poster…. is none other… THAN JAVIER VAZQUEZ HIMSELF!

Who else could get THAT worked up over blog posts pointing out that he isn’t an elite pitcher and that his complaining about being taken out of a game too early was bush league… and that he isn’t a bust?

Javy was Googling his own name and stumbled across what I wrote and anonymously wants to set the record straight.
Well, let me just say Javy, I for one am glad you are reading my blog and you might be interested in knowing that you were included in my Home Grown vs. Acquired Roster for the Montreal Expos.
Keep reading the blog, Javy and I hope the Yankees trade you away this off season and you can have a stress free year putting up stats and getting another big contract.
Lord knows I can’t pitch as well as you or make your dough.
Then again, you should aim higher than out pitching me!

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