Monthly Archives: November 2005

November 15, 2005

MVP Announcements Too Late for Some Fans

Terry PendletonNew York, NY -- Major League Baseball is taking flak for waiting until today to announce Terry Pendleton as the winner of the National League Most Valuable Player Award for 1991.

Some fans seem to think that the long-delayed announcement lacks relevance in the face of the football and young basketball seasons.

“Yeah, Terry Pendleton,” said Peter Griffin, a sports fan who heard the announcement on television at a local Hooters. “He plays for the Colts, right? That team is freakin' sweet.”

Some baseball fans, especially younger ones, complain that they've never heard of Terry Pendleton.

“I was 5 in 1991,” explained Turk Turkleton. “Unless you're going to tell me that Bullwinkle won, I'm not going to know who the heck you're talking about.”

By far, the most common complaint was the long time delay for the announcement.

“You expect me to remember what some guy did in 1991?” asked Dwight Shrut, a salesman. “I can barely remember what the 2005 MVPs did.”

November 14, 2005

A Royals Blog, Jim Edmonds’ Tongue, and Email Functionality

Pine Tar RagI don't often have the time or energy to investigate the baseball blogosphere the way I'd like, but The Pine Tar Rag, a Royals blog, linked to me recently, so I went to check it out. It's distressingly blue and a little in-depth for those uninitiated to Kansas City fandom, but this comment on a recent post caught my attention:

# BrettParker Says:
November 14th, 2005 at 2:43 pm

Why are the Jays shopping Hudson? Also, is there even the slightest chance of Joe Randa playing 2nd base?

Randa at second? I'm surprised no one's advocating that idea around the greater Cincinnati area. At first it sounds ridiculous, but then you think: what better free agents are we going to pick up?

To completely change directions, if you haven't already seen these photos of Jim Edmonds living it up with some co-eds, I highly recommend them. Sure as hell beats this photo.

Finally, my crack technical staff has fixed the problem that was preventing RHM members from using the e-mail features. The biggest upshot here is that if you've forgotten your password, you can now use the functionality to get it back. w00t!

November 11, 2005

Friday Night Raps: Adam Dunn

Nothing in common but this trust
I'm like a minus, she's like a plus
One going up, one coming down
But we seem to land on common ground
When things go wrong we make corrections
To keep things moving in the right direction
Try to fight it but I'm telling you Jack

It's useless, Opposites Attract

Back in June I started a human league entry for Adam Dunn, but I never posted it because it sucked. In fact, none of my human league ideas were working, and I couldn't pinpoint what I didn't like about them. So I shut down the category until I could figure out exactly how these profiles were failing to satisfy my needs.

Five months later, my standards have apparently tanked, because this Human League entry doesn't look so bad anymore. And, what with all the recent talk of trading Dunn, I figure I probably better take my opportunity to post it now. Besides, it's sort of fun to remember back to June before all hope was entirely lost for 2005. Sigh. We were so naive back then.


The Human League series contains profiles of Reds players to cover the stuff that matters to me about baseball players. I don't embarrass myself by trying to write any deep statistical analysis: there are plenty of competent people doing doing that already. The Human League profiles are just supposed to give beginners a sense of what a guy's about as a person and a player.

That being said, it's also important to note that this information is based on nothing but Internet research and my own observations. I have no intention of being impartial or exhaustive, but I do welcome your additions, corrections, complaints, hell send me your shopping list if you want to.

Today, let's take a closer look at Adam Dunn.


Till next week, keep on kickin' it with animated cats.

November 11, 2005


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November 11, 2005


Gotta give a shout-out to the following Web sites for providing knowledge above-and-beyond. Check them out for more (and better) information.