Monday, April 28, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Baseball's worst free agent signings evah!

For an interesting MLB read, check out Jon Heyman's column. I don't agree with the order, but I do agree all these teams got hosed..Here are his top five:

1. Hampton, $121 million, Rockies (and Braves). The deals for him and Denny Neagle ($55 million, five years) set the Rockies back five years. On the other hand, the complicated trade to send him away and get the Rockies on the path to the World Series was a stroke of genius. The Braves, who got him from the Marlins in November 2002, two days after Colorado dumped him, are known for wise pitching decisions, but this has to be their worst.

2. Carl Pavano, $40 million, four (long) years, Yankees. Never really looked interested. Changed agents more times than he actually pitched.

3. Albert Belle, $65 million, five years, Orioles. Brought surly mood, diminished power and bad hip to Peter Angelos' brand of bad baseball.

4. Chan Ho Park, $65 million, five years, Rangers. Poor Tom Hicks. Or should I say, rich Tom Hicks. Park showed up without much zip on his pitches, then delivered almost zip for the money.

5. Jason Giambi, $120 million, seven years, Yankees. He apologized for who knows what but hasn't yet apologized for taking all this money, which is, of course, obscene. He's still got $26 million to go in this the final year alone, assuming the Yankees decline the option year for a measly $5 mil.

My personal favorite Kevin Brown is on the list too..Dodgers got hosed in that one..big time :)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

They shoot horses don't they??


Someone needs to tell Buddy Black to see Alex and buy a fucking clue.

Trevor Hoffman is done..stick a fork in him Black. We can not afford to let Hoffman keep blowing saves..we are UNDER five hundred as it is, you stupid sumbitch..
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Life...its a big no-hitter sometimes..

Randy Wolf..the perennial injury-prone strikeout king almost got a no-no last night..just gave up two hits for the Padres. 

I have my courtdate with the Workers Compensation Board..D-day is May 6th 8:30am. We will find out if I can see the QME of my choice hopefully. The insurance company is attempting to use a technicality to disqualify him..they don't like that he usually advocates for the patient..moi. 

I will be heading down to SoCal tomorrow..dogsitter that I am. Hopefully she has internet..I didn't figure to ask..dumbass me. 

Have a good Thursday folks..the weekend is just over the horizon. :)
Monday, April 14, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Watch the Big Unit gratis tonight!

Those tightwads at MLB.com are offering..for some friggin reason, free access to the Dbacks-Giants game tonight on their site.

I pay for a subscription for the entire year. This isn't sour grapes..but why in the blue hell is Randy Johnson's comeback a big fucking deal? The man has spent more time on the DL in the last three years than the entire Dbacks team combined.

Anyway..if your interested..check it out. here.
Friday, April 11, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Baseball and other things..


I am still watching my Padres..lose.

But I know it's a long-assed season..and for that I am thankful. As for the entire MLB:

Ch..ch..changes..to their collective bargaining agreement with regard to roids and other no-no's. From MLB's press release, the policy changes are as follows:

1. Increased Independence - the Independent Program Administrator ("IPA") is appointed for a multiyear term and can be removed only in very narrow circumstances.

2. Increased Transparency - the IPA will annually and publicly report key statistics related to the program and record retention requirements will be lengthened.

3. Testing - 600 additional tests will be conducted each year and the number of off-season tests will double on average.

4. Flexibility - the agreement institutionalizes an annual review process to allow the parties to respond to new developments.

5. Education - the IPA, in consultation with the parties, will develop an annual mandatory education program for players.

6. Amateur Draft - Baseball's testing program will be expanded to cover top prospects.

Is it good..of course..does it make any difference..hard to say..desperate men use desperate measures.

And about the other things in life..they suck at the moment. The Workers Compensation thing is driving me insane..literally and figuratively. WTF is it with these people..the xrays and MRI's don't fucking lie..its a screwed up back on lots of levels..I am tired of living on muscle relaxers, vitamin C and pain pills..to paraphrase a line from the Grateful Dead.

But we have baseball for moi and the ball and chain tonight..on the big screen. Dodgers and Padres again..with Peavy and the big guy Penny going for the Dodgers tonight and the weekend. We will try to watch it together..if either team starts stinking up the joint..we retire to opposite rooms so we can root or bitch in private.
Thursday, April 03, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Trevor Hoffman..you are beginning to get on my last nerve dude..

Last night, continuing along the same path he took at the end of last season..Trevor Time became a homerun derby inning for the Astros.

After it was all over, he had given up four runs.

Flash back to the last three games of last season..Trevor blew all three of those fuckers and the Padres only had to win ONE of them.

Heath Bell is waiting in the wings..the Padres need to get him acclimated to closing I do believe.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

It ain't sports but it's just as sweet!


BadRap.org has their usual Shot Fair in Northern Cali. I love these folks and will give them as much publicity as possible. They are our ambassadors for Pit Bulls..one of the most loving breeds on this planet. I do this as a tribute to my beloved Baby who left us two summers ago and is still missed on a daily basis.

Its the people that are bad, not the dogs folks..remember that.




Here they tell us about the organization: