So this was supposed to be a simple re-blog of a Detroit News post, H/T Nebraska and Sark, regarding Dirksburger’s rehab setback.  But then I read the article.

This was the last sentence of the story:

“Dirks has hit .275 with 24 homers and 100 RBIs over 297 games with the Tigers, and was a finalist for a Gold Glove in 2013.”

I’m sorry, what planet were judges on who made Dirksburger a finalist for the Gold Glove on?  What team were they watching? What player were they watching?  What sport were they watching?

The idea that Dirsky was among the top fielding outfielders in MLB last year is more than insane.  It is insulting.

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Houston to host Civil Rights Game…

This is a bit much.  First 42 gets retired all across the league and now MLB puts on an annual Civil Rights Game.  If your interested, the 2014 Civil Rights Game, will be played at Minute Maid Park on Friday, May 30th.

I’m just sick and tired of this constant civil rights, diversity, bullshit.  If these people were really concerned about civil rights they’d stop talking about it and move on.

The best thing about this year’s game, as far as I can tell, is that with the Astros hosting it, only about five people will watch it.

Enough already. Let’s move on.

“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Robinson Cano, Jay-Z, and Aleister Crowley

Why is Robinson Cano associating with a turd like Jay-Z?

Does he know what Jay-Z believes in?

In the photo below, Jay-Z is wearing a sweatshirt with the famous Aleister Crowley saying, “Do What Thou Wilt”.

Satanist Jay-Z and his Aleister Crowley Sweatshirt
Satanist Jay-Z and his Aleister Crowley Sweatshirt

Who is Aleister Crowley?

Aleister Crowley is described by wikipedia as an occultist.  But the truth be told, he was a satanist. I know he denied being a satanist but his explanation was that he didn’t believe satan existed.

Here are some of the words of wisdom Crowley spewed in his book the law:

  • Compassion is the vice of kings
  • Stamp down the weak and the wretched, this is the law of the strong
  • Worship me with fire and blood
  • Worship me with swords and spears

Sounds like a satanist to me and this is a guy Jay-Z, Robinson Cano’s agent, follows.

Jay-Z is linked to other occult/luciferian groups founded by Crowley.  For more information click here.

So back to the original question, why would Robinson Cano associate with a turd like Jay-Z?  Does he believe in the same things?

“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Tigers Trade Fister for Three Humpty Dumpties

What kind of a trade is this?  We give you a solid 3rd or 4th starter and you give us 3 guys you don’t want.

The Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, and Robbie Ray.

Lombardozzi is a light hitting, platoon, player who can play second base and left field.  He’s not playing second base so what is the plan, have him platoon in left with Dirksy?

Ian Krol is a left handed pitcher that former Nationals manager, Davey Johnson, stopped using late in the season because he had a 5.74 ERA after June.

Robbie Ray is another left handed pitcher but he’s 22 and pitched in A and AA last year.

This doesn’t look like a trade that a contending team makes, but what do I know.

At least one scout quoted in an article at MLB dot com, agrees with me however.

Like I’ve said before, my track record on trades hasn’t been that great but I really hate this deal.  The Tigers give up Fister for what Ernie Harwell would call three Humpty Dumpties.

FYI:  This post had to be posted under WTF.

“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural

White Sox Thrash Tigers 11-4

This was a very strange game.  The offense looked sluggish, which was not all that surprising, considering it was the first home game after a long road trip.

I thought JV looked good for 7 innings.  The odd thing about this start was that Verlander kept getting the first two outs in the inning but then surrendered hits to extend the innings.  I don’t think he had a 1-2-3 inning but through 7 had allowed only 1 run on 100 pitches with 3 strike outs.

With the score tied at 1, I was a little surprised to see JV come out for the 8th.  Especially, with Rios and Dunn coming up.  Dunn hadn’t done much but Rios had a single and a triple off of Verlander.  As the 8th started, Coke was warming up in the bullpen.  I figured Leyland would let JV pitch to Rios and then bring Coke in to face the leftie Dunn.  But that wasn’t the case.

Rios led off with a single.  I looked to the dugout, no Leyland.  Rios stole second.  No Leyland.  Dunn homered to right.  No Leyland.  JV was left in for two more hitters.  He left the game not having recorded an out in the 8th, having surrendered 3 runs, and responsible for the runners at first and third.

Alburquerque steps to the hill to relieve JV and continued his Toledo Mud Hens audition, that began in earnest a few days ago in Cleveland, and promptly served up a three run homer to Dayan Viciedo.

By the time the top of the 8th was over, the Sox had scored 7 runs, blowing the game wide open.

JV’s final line looks horrible.  He pitched 7 plus and gave up 5 earned raising his era to 3.71.

I just don’t get it.  I’m usually the first one to scream about letting pitchers go out for another inning, but his was insane.  Perhaps the bullpen was depleted and JV was just a sacrificial lamb?  I think this was a horrible thing to do, not only to JV, but to any pitcher.  I feel like Leyland hung JV out to dry.  Perhaps the Tigers still would have lost but JV deserved a better fate.

“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Baseball and Witchcraft?

Has anybody else seen this video?

Apparently, during a recent Cubs/Brewers television broadcast, witchcraft symbols were shown on screen coming back from a break.

These symbols seem to be linked to former MLB pitcher and current Cubs announcer, Jim Deshaies, who admits to dabbling in witchcraft.

I was wondering if anybody else out there saw the live broadcast to corroborate what is seen in the video.

I’ll classify this under WTF?

“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural