Archive for November 12th, 2008

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Nov
08

Japan’s Samurais Ready to Attack

samurai1Fresh off the first championship in World Baseball Classic history, Japan is ready to come back and dominate once more. To that end, the team’s officials have named the team “Samurai Japan,” Ryozo Kato, the commissioner of Japanese professional baseball said “It’s a name that we know our fans will appreciate.” The team, expected to comprise current MLB stars like Ichiro and Daisuke Matsuzaka as well as Japanese league stars should contend for the title once more. I would expect nothing less from a team with a fiery personality like Ichiro on board. Anyone who says things like “I hope he [Matsuzaka] arouses the fire that’s dormant in the innermost recesses of my soul,” as Ichiro did during the season is an OK leader in my book. Also, when you can have someone who can unleash a stream of obscene invectives as your captain, you’re in good shape.

[International Herald Tribune]

12
Nov
08

Roddick’s Bidder Gets Raw Deal on Seeing His Dick

Andy Roddick raised much money for Elton John’s AIDS charities when he offered to conduct an hour tennis lesson in the nude, with the final result coming out to $15,000. Unfortunately, Roddick’s wet-blanket super hot fiancé, model Brooklyn Decker was none too pleased. Friends of hers told Radar that “She is in awe that Andy raised so much for this cause but there’s no way she’s going to let him go through with this.” What a joneser!

Andy Roddick showing how much he is totally whipped posted on his website soon after the auction, “Ok, first and foremost I am not gonna be playing naked tennis ha ha… it was kind of said in jest and the lady who bid on it was really cool afterward.”

Then again, if this were my fiancée I’d listen to whatever she said…

12
Nov
08

Lord of the Ring

As if living in Toledo Ohio wasn’t bad enough, now comes this sad tale from the Glass City Boxing gym. It seems that sometime on Sunday sneakers snuck into the gym and managed to steal the actual ring, posts and all. Now what someone is doing with an entire ring set-up is not clear to me, nor the motives behind such a maneuver, but I am able to applaud their panache. Tom Urbina, the gym’s trainer was less excited by the theft saying that upcoming boxing shows may have to be canceled. Meanwhile, some dude’s basement just became a whole lot cooler.

12
Nov
08

Mass Goes Gay For Gay Games

One of the first states to legalize gay marriage, Massachusetts has long been a gay-friendly locale and so some city businesses are organizing a bid for the 2014 Gay Games. The games, held every four years attract nearly 12,000 athletes and millions of dollars for hosting cities. Boston’s bid is not being done by the city itself but by private businesses who are responsible for securing the appropriate athletic facilities.

“It’s like a march on Washington with very little politics and much more fun,” Gay Games spokesman Kelly Stevens said of the event, which has been held globally every four years since 1982.

You don’t even have to be gay, he said, just 18 or older.

“It’s completely amateur,” Stevens said. “We allow any level of participant in.”

Finally! I can get that gold medal that I’ve always dreamed about! Finally my abilities as a professional Wiithlete can be recognized on the big stage. And think of all the fun new friends I could make!

However, the single best part of this article from the Boston Herald is the accompanying photograph. Someone at the conservative leaning Herald must have really enjoyed this photo and caption…

heraldphotoOf course the Shinnecock dominates at the Gay Games. I’d be disappointed if he WASN’T the big winner.

12
Nov
08

Nets Are GIVING Tickets Away

Continuing along the theme of the miserable economy and what sports franchises are doing to cope, the New Jersey Nets have come up with an interesting way to try and get some fans in the door. Fans who are unemployed and submit their resumes to the Nets Job Bank will receive up to 4 free tickets and access to a Nets job fair on November 22 in their arena with the team’s corporate sponsors.

“Hopefully [the tired and miserable will] come out and experience the Nets, and then when times get better they’ll invest in us, because we invested in them,” team president Brett Yormark said. “No other team is doing that, and I think it’s the appropriate thing to do, because times are tough.”

While I applaud the creativity of the Nets’ marketing staff there still exists one problem with this deal, you are forced to go see a Nets game. Maybe they’ll play a really good team…Of course you know that the free tickets will be for some awful team, like the Knicks…

[NJ.com]

12
Nov
08

Wow the Economy is REALLY Bad

The clearest sign that the current economic crisis is expected to continue for quite a while; the Boston Red Sox for the first time in 14 years have NOT raised their ticket prices for next season. “As stewards of this great franchise, John, Larry and I hold our positions as a kind of public trust, and from that perspective, a freeze in ticket prices for the 2009 season is both fair and appropriate for the times and economic conditions,” said Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a press release.

John Henry is a billionaire financial genius, if he doesn’t think that the market will support a ticket increase on a team that has set the record for consecutive sell-outs and where people will gladly sell their childen in order to get season tickets then I am very VERY concerned. Our country’s economy is going to completely collapse. Get out now!




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