Archive for August 13th, 2009


Which is Smarter, Bronson Arroyo or a Pile of Rocks?

BA_cr_10_8Bronson Arroyo has never been the brightest bulb. Hell, even in baseball which is populated with plenty of dim bulbs, Bronson’s burns among the dullest.

For instance, last week he said that he’s probably on the 2003 list of positive tests for his many supplements, but he hasn’t changed his practices at all. MLB has told all the players that before they take ANYTHING, even over-the-counter stuff that they should check with MLB first to make sure that it is allowed. Seems reasonable, after all, something you bought at GNC is not worth getting suspended over, or having your public image marred. Unless you’re Bronson and your public image already sucks.

“I have a lot of guys in [the locker room] who think I’m out of [my] mind because I’m taking a lot of things not on the [MLB-approved] list,” Arroyo said, “I take 10 to 12 different things a day, and on the days I pitch, there’s four more things. There’s a caffeine drink I take from a company that [former Boston Red Sox teammate] Curt Schilling introduced me to in ’05. I take some Korean ginseng and a few other proteins out there that are not certified. But I haven’t failed any tests, so I figured I’m good.”

Great! And going back to 2003 when he was taking andro amongst other supplements, Bronson had these choice words to say, “Man, I didn’t think twice about it. I took androstenedione the same way I took my multivitamins. I didn’t really know if this was a genius move by Mark McGwire to cover up the real [stuff] he was taking, but it made me feel unbelievable. I felt like a monster.”

Don’t worry, he’s not done, Bronson also gave the USA Today this great quote regarding the potential health risks from the supplements and vitamins and such:

“It might be dangerous,” he said, according to the report, “but so is drinking and driving. And how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

Yeah, not everybody. Some people try and act responsibly and make good decisions. But obviously Bronson wouldn’t know ANYTHING about that. This is the man who thought cornrows would be a good look for him…



Quote of the Week

t1_stewartblogWest Virginia University head football coach Bill Stewart had the line of the week when talking about how his players should handle the rugged nature of training camp:

I told them to turn off the phones, the Nintendos and the Space Stations and hit the playbooks.

You heard ‘im! Someone inform Mir!

[West Virgina Gazette]


Those Uniforms Look Stylish!


On Monday, Argentine soccer team Velez Sarsfield held an event to honor their 2009 Clausura championship and to show off their new uniforms. Learning from Linfield FC of Northern Ireland’s example, Velez didn’t use their players to show off the new unis. Instead they got some hotties! Much better choice. Although, I’m still left wondering what the shorts will look like, since these ladies seem to have disdain for them…

[Dirty Tackle]


Water Country, Have Some FUN!

When a good buddy of mine was in town this weekend he requested I get some more nature and outdoors-y stories out on the blog. Ask, and ye shall receive.

The quality of the video is stellar and maybe it’s just easy to say from here, but most of those rapids don’t seem all that hard to navigate. It looks fun as hell, certainly, but that hard? I dunno…

Also, “Take the Power Back” came out in 1992. Sigh. I feel old…


No, THIS is Nasty

Mexico_Soccer_fansYesterday’s Cubs/Phillies game saw Shane Victorino go back for a fly ball in the 5th inning. He got the ball but he also caught a face-full of beer thrown from the fans above him. That’s pretty bad.

Not HALF as bad though as what the fans in Mexico were throwing at the US soccer team in yesterday’s game:

The man with the tri-colored mohawk took a swig of beer, stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited the mixture back into his cup. In the next seat another man, who was wearing a T-shirt with a cartoon drawing of the decapitated heads of Barack Obama and Landon Donovan, poured out what remained of the Corona beer he had been chugging and urinated into his cardboard drinks container.

Welcome to the Estadio Azteca, where allegedly projecting bodily fluids at another human being is acceptable in the name of soccer fanaticism.

Then, according to a neutral bystander who witnessed these disgusting acts, the pair stood on their seats, high-fived and hurled their vile concoctions in the direction of Donovan, the United States men’s national team star who was preparing to take a corner kick 15 yards away.

Now, I love the Red Sox, enough to vomit in a cup and then throw it at someone… well, maybe not…  Ah well, soccer truly is the Beautiful Game…


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August 2009