We’s Be Bugging Man ……..

We’s Be Bugging Man

Well it was meant to be the social event of the weeend and unfortunately neither myself or President Barack Obama were invited to festive nuptials of Chelsea Clinton and her new husband Marc Mezvinsky . Can’t have too many brothers in that part of New York I’ve been told. I’ve been informed that the bride wore white having been dressed by noted designer Vera Wang. Well, let’s just hope that Chelsea and Mark’s wedded bliss is more favorable than that of her parents. With the President having not been invited quite possibly due to the security concerns in the rural town of Rhinebeck , New York and the mere fact that there might’ve ben those who’d have questioned the fact that he was in attendance of a wedding when the nation is teetering on the brink of a catastrophe and there’s no leadership to be had from either political party . We ought to be thankful that the nation can as a whole rely upon the sporting landscape to provide us all with some solace.

Well over the weekend with not having to RSVP for the nuptials I took the girlfriend to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the New York Yankees in their three game series played at Tropicana Field , St Petersburg , Florida. Well given the fact that the Joe Girardi managed team leads the AL East with the best record (66-38) in baseball and their closest rivals within the division and record wise are the Rays. This series had a great deal going for it as it meant to the winner of the series at this point of the season would have the bragging rights as to the series played between the two teams thus far.

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In front of a soldout crowd over the three days of this series the Rays simply laid to rest that the Yankees are best team in all of baseball. Record wise that may well be the case but nothing about the series proved unequivocably to me that the boys in Pinstripes are indeed the best team there is at this present juncture. Everything about this Joe Maddon managed team suggests otherwise and those Rays’ fans in attendance at the “Trop” will have you know that they consider their team to be the best. Having won the series rather convincingly taking it 2-1 with the last game of the triumvirate being a rather lopsided 3-0 victory . Suffice to say that the Yankees and their fans now cow-tow it out of town with their tails between their legs knowing full well that the should two teams meet in the postseason by no means would the New York Yankees be duly favored to win that particular match-up outright .

It’s now pretty safe to say that unless there’s a monumetal meltdown by either team then the winner and the wildcard entrant for the American League will come from within the division. And it’s pretty safe to say that apart from it being the desire of the Rays’ front office and their fans to win the division , nothing would give them a greater presence of mind than winning the AL Pennant for the second time and thereby making another appearance in the World Series . Though not being a fans of this Rays’ team I’ve watched from afar over the past few years as they’ve built themselves into a contender under the tenureship of Stuart Sternberg and the coaching staff of Joe Maddon . The years of futility under the previous ownership of Vince Naimoli and the rather tyrannical management style of Lou Piniella thankfully are long gone and a thing of the past ! Now it’s time for the Rays to shine and for their erstwhile fans to make hay while the sun shines.. Now while if there’s one thing of concern for the organization it would have to be the ever growing uncertainty of the stadium issue and the rather bloviated opinions of the municipalities in the midst of the furore as to who will ultimately house the team in what is said will be a multi-million dollar facility. Never mind the fact that ther cost of the stadium has never been broached as to where the financing will actually come from . Another boondoggle where ultimately we’re to be told that is in the best interests of the community as a whole. Sh_t when it comes to politics and baseball can be made to roll both up and downhill at the same time dependent upon where you just happen to standing when it comes to this particular argument . Commissioner Bud Selig and baseball’s hierarchy pushes one way and in the opposite direction the political diaspora either is smelling what Selig is cooking or making rather asinine statements as to what they would like to see happen without actually truly listening to their constituents at the present time. But should we be expecting anything else from our politicians at present where the presence of mind to show leadership is liking asking stripper if she’s willing to initiate sexual contact and oral sex for a fee .

Now as the season turns into the home stretch it’s going to be interesting to see which teams are in the hunt for the wildcard spots within both leagues and how those teams will seek to manuever themselves by way of their rosters. Albeit that the trade deadline has come and gone there’s still a chance that one or two deals are still there top be made.

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As a fan of the game who’s since left their allegiance to the Florida Marlins behind primarily because of the sheear and inane bumbling stupidity of the ownership and front office I’m now looking for a team to lay my hat and swear allegiance to. It may well be the Rays when it’s all said and done but then again it might not. What I do know now is that this Rays’ team can no longer be overlooked as an also ran but first thye have to prove to me that they do indeed have what it takes to go all the way. They showed a great deal of tenacity in this series and if they’re able to replicate that in the postseason then I for one believe that there’s no reason why they can’t go all the way . Let’s go Rays let’s get crunk’d as we’s be buggin’ man !

For details concernig trades that went down and further MLB news then click on link shown . MLB News & Views

Alan Parkins ……. aka tophatal ……………. 🙂

Chris Brown ……. feat’g………. Tyga … &… Kevin McCall …………“Deuces”

19 thoughts on “We’s Be Bugging Man ……..

  1. I’m telling you, man.

    At a minimum, the Rays have this Wild Card sewn up. That’s assuming they don’t win the division.

    With no HUGE names, this team is solid from top to bottom and their clubhouse camaraderie seems right where it needs to be.

    I’d look out for the Rays in October.

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      I don’t doubt that the Rays have the wildcard or division sewn up . But what counts at the end of the day is a World Series win . They fail at this stage and we might as well kiss this team goodbye in their present format. And that could include them being domiciled here in the Tampa Bay area . As it is no one has come forth and say where the financing will be coming from with regards to the proposed ballpark . Sternberg hasn’t said and nor too have either Hillsborough or Pinellas County governmental aurthorities . All we’ve been getting are the usual proverbial sound bytes and not much else. I mean you’ve said nothing on it and I thought even you’d be more astute than that ! But I guess you’re just willing to follow the crowd more than anything else ?

      🙂

      tophatal ………… 🙂

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    1. al clements

      What’d you mean you weren’t invited ? Here was I thinking that you and Bill were on a first name basis sharing the same thoughts on how young female interns ought to be treated. Well I never !

      Perhaps when on one of Barack’s kids gets married you’ll get an invite then ?

      Experience ought to dictate that the Rays win it all but as we saw in ’08 they simply folded when it mattered most . This time around let’s hope the same fate doesn’t await them !

      I’m now Rays’ fan !

      🙂

      And so are we as well .

      🙂

      tophatal ………… 🙂

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  2. Well, I picked the Rays to win it all this year, and barring a bunch of injuries it’s right on track! Is it just me or is Swisher the best signing they made last year. Sure CC and Tex are great, but Swisher has been just as good for a fraction of the cost!

    Glad you got to see your Rays win the series, and I hope they keep it up!

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    1. chappy 81

      The Rays might just be everyone’s Cinderella pick for the World Series. But between now and the end of October anything can happen. I’m prepared to take that wait and see approach at present.

      Jen Sterger devoted Rys’ fn.

      The Yankees can’t seem to hit their own body weight at present. Lance Berkman and Kerry Wood are too old to be on that team ! GM Brian Cashman has lost all sense of reality with those two trades. .

      🙂

      tophatal …………. 🙂

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  3. My understanding is that Rays brass want to speak as little as possible about the team’s future until the season’s end. That was a least their stance at the beginning of the season, although a few little blurbs have popped out here and there.

    I expect this off-season and the seasons to come to get ugly, with Rays ownership taking a pretty hard stance.

    Who would have thought the Rays winning a World Series would be BAD for the area?

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      Hasn’t helped that the Mayor of St Petersburg has become a “real dick” , all of a sudden making demands rather than seeking to work with the hierarchy of the Rays . Politicians within the area here are enough to make you believe in Communism and a Muslim theocracy .

      🙂

      tophatal……………….. 🙂

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  4. The Rays will have to battle the Yankees and the Sox for the rest of the season in order to win the East. I feel confident that they’re ready for the fight.
    I have in mind a great location for the new stadium and it just happens to be very close to where I live in eastern Hillsborough county. Conveniently located in between the Selmon expressway and interstate 75. Rest assured that the Rays would be most welcome in my neighborhood.

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    1. aero

      The Rays will be in the midst of a battle right up until the end of the regular season. And then once in the playoffs that’s when we’ll really see what they’re truly made of.

      As to the stadium issue not until the public are given a full and open public statement from either Hilllsborough or Pinellas County governments do I want to hear anyone go on about at a new stadium. Especially given the fact that Stuart Sternberg or anyone else from within the front office have said how they see the new proposed stadium will be financed. Are you prepared to have “ your tax paying dollars facilitate the building of such an edifice when they’re laying off cops and other essential county employees ?

      Does Kelly Hu support the Rays ?

      🙂

      tophatal ………….. 🙂

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  5. You have a very good point about the new stadium my friend. My comment was half in jest, although I do believe the location I mentioned would be a good one.
    With the local economy being what it is, Im afraid that the area might lose the Rays to an area with deeper pockets. Oh well, that’s show biz:)

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    1. aero

      My problem with this all is that no one is prepared to put their money where their mouth is not even the Rays’ hierarchy. Oh I understand the point you’re making but if both counties and municipalities are cutting back on services hardly think it’s fair that they’re talking about building a stadium for a bunch of wealthy multi-millionaires to begin with !

      “I’ll sleep with the entire roster of the Rays if they move to Tampa ” ! Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. Now that’s an offer that will be refused . LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

      Any takers ? aero ? sportschump ?

      🙂

      tophatal ……….. 🙂

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    1. chappy 81

      I don’t know if Jen has pics of Brett masturbating but who knows what he’s got hidden in his or behind his closet ?

      She’s Florida State alumnus . But she still looks hot either way ! I ‘d tap that a_s at a moment’s notice !

      Jenn and some of her friends .

      Now you know why sportschump got “no action” in Ganesville ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!! The “hot chicks” were all up in Tallahassee .

      🙂

      tophatal ……….. 🙂

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    1. chappy 81

      Be giving shout outs to Jen Sterger ….” hey Jen ‘my crank’ is way bigger than Brett’s and there’s more to suck and hold on to . ! We brutha’s have got it going on that way you know ” !

      🙂

      tophatal ………. 🙂

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    1. Meehan

      The Rays can’t afford to be complacent at this juncture . If anything they must not follow Joe Maddon’s lead the guy can behave childlike at times for no real reason. He gets annoyed not because a call wasn’t blown but the mere fact part of the structure at the Trop led to the team losing the game ? Suck it up and stop bleating like a goat !

      His behavior was asinine to say the least and show a complete lack of maturity on his part !

      Be a man Joe otherwise there’s some breast milk waiting for you in the clubhouse .

      🙂

      tophatal ……….. 🙂

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