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Friday, November 16, 2012

Miguel Cabrera Is Mitt Romney

The Tigers slugger was the candidate of old white men. Lucky for him, that’s who decides baseball’s MVP awards

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 05:24 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4304663)
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   2. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4304669)
Weirdly, I came up with something similar today--that Miggy-for-MVP types are Republicans.
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4304674)
Pass.
   4. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4304675)
Well, it's not identity politics, then.
   5. Bug Selig Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4304679)
Weirdly, I came up with something similar today--that Miggy-for-MVP types are Republicans.


What a coincidence! I pulled something totally unsupportable (and probably untrue) out of my ass today, too!

No group of newspaper writers "randomly" selected has ever been or ever will be 75%+ Republican.
   6. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4304681)
I can't believe someone got paid to write that article. What a joke.

   7. dr. scott Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4304683)
Thats old, white, straight men...

   8. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:48 PM (#4304689)
That's crazy. Miguel Cabrera wasn't the best choice, but he is qualified to be MVP.
   9. bookbook Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4304695)
Sports reporters aren't generally Republicans? Who are you kidding?
   10. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: November 16, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4304699)
Cabrera won.
   11. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: November 16, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4304721)
Miguel picked a better running mate. At least Prince isn't going try to sell you that he ran a sub three hour marathon.
   12. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 16, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4304726)
Ah politics, the opportunity for everyone to feel superior to half the country.
   13. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4304727)
Miguel picked a better running mate. At least Prince isn't going try to sell you that he ran a sub three hour marathon.


Maybe a three-sub eating marathon, although I'm guess that undersells the Fat Prince's ability to hog the hoagies.
   14. Buzzards Bay Posted: November 16, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4304748)
Bovine scatology Barry
   15. Darren Posted: November 16, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4304750)
I thought he was a twinkie.
   16. A Di-J Persnickety Posted: November 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4304759)
Ah politics, the opportunity for everyone to feel superior to half the country.


No, just the people who voted for Mitt Romney.
   17. MikeTorrez Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4304776)
Finkle is Einhorn.
   18. Dale Sams Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4304779)
Weirdly, I came up with something similar today--that Miggy-for-MVP types are Republicans.


I actually thought they greatly resembled 'liberal' Huff Post commenters.
   19. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4304793)
"You Republicans are so stupid"

"No, you Democrats are so stupid."

It's not really a big deal though, I only have to put up with this every two years for the rest of my life. By all means, please let it infect areas of my life I can normally steer clear from it.
   20. i wish i could eat your STEAGLES Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4304797)
It's not really a big deal though, I only have to put up with this every two years for the rest of my life. By all means, please let it infect areas of my life I can normally steer clear from it.
if it makes you feel any better, the collapse of society will very likely occur within 1 or 2 generations, so you won't have to put up with it much longer.
   21. Dale Sams Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4304802)
It's not really a big deal though, I only have to put up with this every two years for the rest of my life. By all means, please let it infect areas of my life I can normally steer clear from it.


Oh c'mon...as soon as the MVP race became 'a smug victory for the powers of righteousness and everything that makes this country great', there were going to be comparisons.
   22. Russ Posted: November 17, 2012 at 07:24 AM (#4304843)

Oh c'mon...as soon as the MVP race became 'a smug victory for the powers of righteousness and everything that makes this country great', there were going to be comparisons.


Right, but the comparison should be between "people can argue convincingly using factual evidence" and "people who cannot argue convincingly using factual evidence". Granted, at the candidate level, there seems to be a dramatic gap for major races (although not as large as the left would make it out to be), I would guess the voters are a mixed bag and confounded by a large swath of religious Republicans who think that "believing in God" is incompatible with "believing in data". Otherwise, there are probably equal number of mildly to non-religious people who don't believe in data on both sides.

And really the criticism should be directed towards "people who don't believe in data", regardless of their political persuasion.
   23. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: November 17, 2012 at 08:22 AM (#4304852)
There's obviously a great deal of overlap between WAR fanatics and modern liberals. Certainty, righteousness, the belief that they're midwifing a better world through their philosophy and "triumph," and disdain for other people are common to both.
   24. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 17, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4304874)
Romney dove to his right much more desperately than Cabrera.
   25. Booey Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4304921)
It's not really a big deal though, I only have to put up with this every two years for the rest of my life. By all means, please let it infect areas of my life I can normally steer clear from it.


if it makes you feel any better, the collapse of society will very likely occur within 1 or 2 generations, so you won't have to put up with it much longer.


Eh, according to the Mayan calendar, we've all only got another month to live anyway.

I've already started looting.
   26. djordan Posted: November 17, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4304961)
Do you wanna know who gets the last laugh in this MVP debate? The bastard writers who created this award in 1931, with their vague definition of "valuable," fully recognizing they could go back to their hometown papers, create 800-word narratives which would ignite an infinite number of barguments (my new favorite word a buddy said to me yest)and opinion pieces throughout their little place in the world. Well played, no rotten, Runyon-esque S.O.B.s.

P.S. @ Gonfalon, you must be the creator of Hi & Lois 'cause you made me laugh with your comment.
   27. Austin Posted: November 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4304986)
Ah politics, the opportunity for everyone to feel superior to half the country.

Ah, politics, the opportunity for the one-tenth of people who profess complete distaste for politics to feel superior to the other 90% who consider it worth caring about.

Ah, politics, the opportunity for people like me to feel superior to the one-tenth of people who profess distaste for politics who feel superior to those who do care about it.

Ah, politics...
   28. Cloude Atlas (Voxter) Posted: November 17, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4304991)
disdain for other people are common to both


I think you mistake people's honest and perfectly understandable disdain for you as indicative as something broader that doesn't really exist.
   29. spike Posted: November 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4305605)
Sports reporters aren't generally Republicans? Who are you kidding?

Especially the sports talk radio guys - they go out of their way to advertise their stance, on or off air.

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