Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Did You Know? ESPN Writers Are Idiots!

Talk about having a slow sports news day. I loaded the ESPN web page on my Blackberry the other day to see this little tidbit:

Did you know? Three of David Eckstein's 35 career home runs have been walk-offs.

Yep. Mr. Grit himself gets front page status because the only HR he hit this year so far was a walk-off home run. Of all things happening at a given time in sports, you decide to write a '"Did You Know" that the best-known active average white baseball player hit a fucking home run. Really?!?

It really is amazing that he attracts so much attention for an average ball player. True, he does hustle and is willing to get himself dirty, hence our Mr. Grit reference. He was also the inaugural winner of the Heart & Hustle Award in 2005. But the guy just has some sort of media magnetism that attracts all sorts of accolades and applause because he is short, white and is willing to get himself dirty.

I just don't get it.

Oh! And my vendetta still stands for this year. If David Eckstein and the San Diego Padres make the playoffs this year. I will kill someone!

Coming soon - the season's first Joe Chat! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

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