Take Me Out To The Ballgame 2008…

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I go in hard for baseball[ll]. Shit is the most perfect pastime. There’s no shot clock or play clock or timeouts. Shit is just forever.

What did I say about the ‘Nats? I forgot to list Zimmerman and sonn hits a game-winning walk off homerun.

The National League East is the only division in baseball.

NY Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins

The American League Central has a few good clubs, but competition wise the NL East pwns baseball.

G Dubbz threw out the gameball in D.C. He nearly threw that shit past the catcher all the way to the backstop. That was about as fitting a metaphor for his administration as I could think of.

Did you realize that thirty five years ago Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all time homerun record. Even though the Hammer doesn’t own the all time record any longer he is still the MLBGOAT HR hitter for my money. The Hammer never had to use HGH or amphetamines to get himself in shape for the game. The Hammer also set his record against the best players that the game had to offer. His mark wasn’t watered down from being achieved in a racially segregated league either.

Most of all The Hammer began his record breaking season with 713 home runs. During the off season he received so many death threats that he took out a life insurance policy so his family could have some money just in case he got merc’ked. Black athletes didn’t have those endorsement checks popping like they do today where even the mediocre players are millionaires.

Hank Aaron could have retired with 713 and he would still have been my hero. I appreciate Barry Bonds achievement also, but he and everyone after him will never have to experience the trial of fire that Hank Aaron walked through. Last year we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the courageous Jack Roosevelt Robinson, If you fucks with baseball any kind of way please respect the men that defied the haters in order to be heroes.

Play ball…

12 Responses to “Take Me Out To The Ballgame 2008…”

  1. Candice says:

    As a Mets fan living in Philly….you know I have to watch my back at all times (ll).

    Bring on the season and Jackie Robinson is my hero, RIP.

  2. evan says:

    Here’s to another year of the Mets taking a season-ending shit and waiting for the Marlins to get the formula right for a World Series win. Yeah I know the team gets burned down afterwards, but we stay winning on the Dade/Broward line every few years.

  3. Dart_Adams says:

    *cough!* Red Sox!


  4. Amadeo says:

    Orioles…meh. They should let the people the Ravens cast off play for them instead the guys they have.

  5. Peter Divito says:

    Dallas, just be glad you don’t have to suffer through another losing season in Pittsburgh. We are trying to set the record this year with our 16thconsecutive losing season. Pretty soon we will have the record for most losing seasons in a row and will be the subject of the new Major League movie.

  6. the_dallas says:

    Word to Pops is that Pittsburgh will come up again. R.I.P. To the OG Big Papi Roberto Clemente.

    Speaking of historical futility I was watching Ferris Bueller for the fifty eleventh time and I just decided that I will visit the Chi this summer.

    You down for a Mets game at Wrigley?

  7. If I had to pick a shitty politician to throw the first official pitch at the stadium…it woulda been Marion Barry. I mean come, on it’s DC! I guess Fenty throwing the pitch at the faux-game was good enough though.

    Props to the new stadium for choosing to play Chuck Brown’s “Bustin Loose” after the 1st home run of every game. I think that was it.

    But big ol’ boo to Ben’s for charging over $6 for a fucking half smoke in that joint.

    I’m planning on hitting up a Nats game in a couple weeks. Perhaps I’ll give Ben’s a piece of my mind personally. Bullshit!

    But f’real tho, the stadium looks dope.
    ….one more step to gentrifying Southeast tho.
    2 sides to every story, right?

  8. LM says:

    34 years ago

  9. Enigmatik says:

    Powerful post, Dallas. Salute the architects of this shiznit.

  10. the_dallas says:

    Use your fingers if you have to and move from 1973 to 2008.

  11. LM says:

    Ended ’73 with 713, hit 714 and 715 in 1974. I’ve already done the time travel.

  12. sangano says:

    Detroit rock city was favored by the baseball gods with mad pron this season. Watch out for em. My boy Jaba’s gonna crack a few heads this season too.

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