Archive for July 29th, 2009

29
Jul
09

Buehrle Celebrates Perfection With Whisky

Buehrle-Wise-Crown-Royal-XRWhen he pitched his first no-hitter, Mark Buehrle purchased watches for all of his teammates and coaches as a “thank you” gift for being a part of his moment.¬†After pitching the 18th perfect game in MLB history last Thursday, Buehrle took the time to get another gift for his teammates, this time purchasing each of them a specially packaged bottle of Crown Royal XR.

Each bottle came with embroidery on the velvet pouch saying “Thank you,” the players name, Mark Buerhle Perfect Game and July 23, 2009. Pretty neat!

That said, DeWayne Wise who made one of the best catches of the year, let alone the best catch ever to preserve a perfect game, just gets a bottle of liquor just like everyone else. C’mon Buehrle, you have a $56 million contract, let’s throw something a bit more impressive at DeWayne than just a $140 bottle of liquor, he saved your perfecto! Buy him a car or something, I mean, REALLY!

[Home Run Derby]

29
Jul
09

Wild Horses Want to Roam Free

mustangOne of the most iconic of American cars, the Ford Mustang will make its debut in NASCAR racing next season. In addition the Dodge Challenger, Toyota Camry and Chevy Impala SS builds will be making their way onto the track.

While the Mustang has participated in racing before, this is the first time it will grace the NASCAR courses. 

I couldn’t care less about NASCAR, but I do think this Mustang model is pretty awesome. Look at how dope that is!

[Detroit Free Press]

29
Jul
09

The Worst Possible News

27131_Scully-Vincent-EdwardFrom the LA Times comes the worst news of the entire MLB season: after the 2010 season Vin Scully expects to retire.

“God willing, I will probably come back for one more year,” Scully said in a phone interview. “At this moment, my health is excellent, and I’m leaning toward one more year.”

And then retire?

“Yes, that makes sense,” he said.

Next year would be the 81 year old Vin’s 61st in baseball, all spent broadcasting games for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers.

I would happily have Vin Scully be the voice of ALL baseball games so that even if you’re watching the Reds/Pirates you get Vin. Hell, he can still do the Dodgers game, I just love to hear him call a game. One of the best things about having the MLB package is getting to listen to Vin. I always get INFURIATED when the player automatically goes to the non-Vin broadcast, why listen to someone else, no matter how good, if they aren’t Vin Scully? We have 15 months left to enjoy Vin on the air, I suggest you get busy.

Also, in a very morbid way, I am kind of interested in the idea of Vin dying on the air and describing seeing the light; which would probably be the most incredible bit of television ever. Tell me you wouldn’t be interested in hearing that.

[LA Times]




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