Archive for March 10th, 2009

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Mar
09

Nun Flips Non-Siena Fans the Bird

4She may be married to Christ but don’t you come messing with her beloved MAAC basketball or this nun will take it personally.

10
Mar
09

This Zamboni is a Party Machine

bn2lne2kkgrhgoh-deejlll1e6ubjrtf26j7q_12When a Zamboni reaches the end of its life, they are usually just shunted off to junk yards or some two-bit ice rink, but if I were one, this is how I’d want to spend my golden years. Even better, this one could be yours–or mine if you bought it for me–via eBay.

After spending 25 years in service, this Zamboni features a full tiki bar on board, along with the requisite grass skirts, bamboo mats, disco lamps and of course the tiny umbrellaed drinks. The ice scraper and heating equipment has been removed, leaving this vehicle ready to party anywhere you can think of, it would make a perfect “Thank You Slanch” gift for all the lovely post gifts I leave for y’all. Unfortunately, the tiki girls are NOT included in the auction…

[eBay via Puck Daddy]

10
Mar
09

GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Soccer is really nice when played well. For example, here is Arsenal’s Eduardo banging one home in a most pretty manner. Lovely.

10
Mar
09

Omar “Picasso” Vizquel Throws Down Some Paint

When I think of Omar Vizquel, I think of a slick fielding shortstop spraying singles all around the diamond, what I don’t think of is the man using oil paints to paint nudes. But, he is a man of many talents it seems, in September for example, he had an exhibition in a San Francisco art gallery of some of his finer works. Now, I’m no art critic, but I think he’s not half bad, and any time you can have a skeleton hang on a lady’s leg you know you’ve made me happy.

What do y’all think, should he stick with the glove or does he have a lucrative career ahead of him after he hangs up the spikes?

Take Me With You #1[Caldwell Snyder Gallery]

And a hearty thanks to Mattraw for the tip!

10
Mar
09

Paul Pierce Doesn’t Like Your Laundry

The Celtics scored a big victory over the Cavaliers last week, maintaining their dominance of the Eastern Conference and reminding the Cavs just who the defending champs were. After the game, a visibly fired up Paul Pierce started hi-fiving all the fans sitting courtside, except of course for the little kid wearing his LeBron jersey. I love it.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OLy3dNl2QA]

10
Mar
09

Bronson and Pedro Like to Party

bronson_arroyo_boat_bikini_party_1Fresh off my story about Bronson Arroyo’s boat, the Nasty Hook, comes these photos via Busted Coverage of what looks like a fun party onboard, complete with Bronson’s former Red Sox teammate Pedro Martinez.

Then there’s this, an anonymous message board poster with a passion for creative spelling who claimed to be on the boat during the party said that:

Me and my friend were on his boat in Miami for Ragatta over the weekend. Bronson and his friends were all there on the boat everybody was drinking and tubeing. I know my friend ended up hooking up with Bronson a couple times and said he sucked another girl was saying she did to. He calls my friend all the time now. He had some of his guy friends on the boat and one of them was the guy Tony somebody mentioned here all the guys were there witout there gf’s. AND everbody was hooking up in the boat bathroom. If Bronson does have a gf or fiancay it didnt stop him somebody said hes like 35 him and his freinds acted like they were in highscool.bronson_arroyo_boat_bikini_party_8

Now, since I don’t speak retard, I can’t completely decipher this but I get the general gist I think. Regardless, it looks like Pedro is in fine game shape and had a nice afternoon on the high seas, and you know what, he deserves it.

[Busted Coverage via With Leather]

10
Mar
09

Eric Chavez Remains Sidelined

I like the Oakland A’s this year, I think their young pitching might make the leap and I like the offensive pieces they’ve assembled too. The additions of Matt Holliday, Orlando Cabrera, Jason Giambi and even his brittle-ness himself, Nomar Garciaparra should add some much needed pop and depth to the lineup.

So, it was disappointing, although not that surprising, to see the news that A’s third baseman Eric Chavez was a late scratch from his spring training debut on Monday. Having played in only 113 games the last two seasons due to injuries, Chavez hasn’t performed particularly well even when he has been on the field. After his last good season, in 2005, Chavez was signed to a 6 year $66 million contract, with the A’s making a noteworthy commitment to, at the time, one of the best third baseman in the game.

The deal was particularly interesting because of who was and WASN’T offered a long-term contract. The A’s made little effort to sign either Jason Giambi, the 2000 AL MVP or Miguel Tejada, the 2002 MVP when their contracts were up, despite both putting up prodigious numbers. While both men commanded extremely high salaries, a major reason for why no long term deal was offered, I wonder if there wasn’t something else to it.

Most baseball fans would agree that Billy Beane is one of the top GMs in baseball (in fact, we’ll have an excellent guest column on this very subject coming shortly) and that he chose to NOT lock up either of these stars is very interesting to me. Also, at the time, the Chavez deal helped set the market for his position, so it wasn’t as though the A’s were completely adverse to spending money on their homegrown talent.

Of course, since both Tejada and Giambi left the A’s they have been linked to and investigated for using steroids. Currently, Chavez has never been mentioned in any manner regarding performance enhancing drugs.

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