Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, July 20, 2007

THT: Brattain: The Bible, David, Samson vs. natural selection

Giving the Dwarf Tossing Ban Act of 2003 the short shrift…Brattain goes off.

It was only a matter of time.

And to his credit, he didn’t disappoint. In a comic book accident gone horribly awry, baseball’s sordid combination of Booster Gold and Bat-Mite is at it again. Yes, Marlins president David Samson has opened his mouth and stuck both Keds in.

For those of you who accuse me of having a personal vendetta against Samson, all I have to say is this: What was your first clue?

Anyway, just because I have it in for Nosmas Divad (maybe he’s a distant cousin to Mr. Mxyzptlk.”—can’t hurt to try) doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t be called to account when he opens his mouth to inform Mr. Natural Selection that it’s dinner time with baked shrimp as the appetizer, fried squab as the main course washed down with a Red Cap ale in a stubby and shortcake for dessert. Of course there will be after-dinner cocktails: 2 oz. gin, 3 oz. Midori® melon liqueur, 1 splash iced tea, 1 splash sweet and sour mix makes a lovely Midgetini.

Repoz Posted: July 20, 2007 at 02:25 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miami

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile Posted: July 20, 2007 at 03:20 PM (#2448086)
baseball’s sordid combination of Booster Gold and Bat-Mite is at it again


Ace the Bat-Hound demands eequal time!
   2. TerpNats Posted: July 20, 2007 at 05:27 PM (#2448189)
Mismanagement occurs when you bad-mouth your customers, run down your product and your place of business, try to extort money that rightfully belongs to the public to be used for schools, libraries, infrastructure and the like. It’s when you expect people making much less than you to unilaterally enrich you before you’ll give them the product they pay for. It’s when you lie to people living pay check to pay check to give you free money—claiming poverty while you live a life of affluence all the while threatening something they hold dear. Mismanagement occurs when you destroy an institution when you don’t get your way and then take your act on the road.

That’s mismanagement.


In other words, like Bob Short. (Hey, had to keep the angle going.)
   3. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: July 20, 2007 at 07:31 PM (#2448387)
Dude. Eat a Hershey bar or something. You'll live longer.
   4. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: July 22, 2007 at 08:25 PM (#2450627)
If you include almonds I might consider it--but gosh darn it, getting on Samson is too much fun to give up. If MLB is the Carol Burnett Show, he's Harvey Korman without the legs.

Who says hitting a small target is more difficult?

Best Regards

John
   5. CFiJ Posted: July 22, 2007 at 08:42 PM (#2450660)
Harvey Korman without legs...that's a pretty funny image.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogVaxed, waxed, and ready for the WEEKEND OMNICHATTER!, for September 24-26, 2021
(22 - 8:12pm, Sep 24)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogAnti-vax baseball coach from Miami files religious discrimination complaint against MLB team
(35 - 7:27pm, Sep 24)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogThey could be ROY vote-getters -- again
(3 - 6:52pm, Sep 24)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogNBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread
(4594 - 6:14pm, Sep 24)
Last: Der-K's emotional investment is way up

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(14166 - 6:00pm, Sep 24)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogWEEKDAY OMNICHATTER wants you to believe in yourself, for September 20, 2021
(109 - 5:32pm, Sep 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogAtlanta Braves' Adam Duvall has home run nixed after baserunning gaffe
(10 - 5:05pm, Sep 24)
Last: Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew

NewsblogThe 3,000 Hit Club Is Closed for Maintenance
(29 - 4:53pm, Sep 24)
Last: Darren

Sox TherapyIt's A Sprint, Not A Marathon
(67 - 3:30pm, Sep 24)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

NewsblogRays grab data card shaken loose from Kirk's wrist, deny Blue Jays' request to return it
(104 - 3:28pm, Sep 24)
Last: Karl from NY

NewsblogBill James: Swing Hard; maybe you'll run into something
(21 - 10:34am, Sep 24)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks give manager Torey Lovullo one-year extension despite 104-loss season
(5 - 2:30am, Sep 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMLB To Experiment With Pre-Tacked Baseball During Triple-A Final Stretch
(1 - 1:55am, Sep 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Sox TherapyOK, Let’s Play Scenarios
(8 - 12:04am, Sep 24)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

Gonfalon CubsThis all sucks
(41 - 11:13pm, Sep 23)
Last: Brian C

Page rendered in 1.1167 seconds
48 querie(s) executed