So I was at my grandfather’s house the other day cleaning up some of his old stuff in the basement. As I sifted through piles of aged rubbish, I couldn’t help but think that there might be something valuable for me to find. Lo and behold, under a pile of 30 year old pharmacy receipts, I found something wonderful. Something incoherently perfect. Something bold, beautiful, and bicep-laden. I found new Chris Davis photos. Total coincidence that he hit two bombs today. Drool at your own safety.
This pic shows Davis in peak physical shape; his 8-pac bulging out of his Thor-like chest.
Everyone loves ice cream and more specifically, everyone loves Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Over the years Ben and Jerry have come up with countless revolutionary flavors. Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, and even a Dexter themed ice cream called Miami Slice. One area B&J’s totally forgot about was baseball, so we decided that we would do it for them. Here are some of the best ones we came up with:
Black Razz-Barry Bonds
-Raspberry Ice Cream with chocolate syrup swirls and chunks of OBP.
Oh god this trailer. Just Scorsese, and Kanye, and Leo, and McConaughey. Man that looks…… Wait, baseballs. So, unlike Round One, which was just a celebration of terrible things, all future rounds will be for one specific team (unless I get bored, until I get bored). So then, through the magic of random pickings, today, we get none other than the Mets. LET’S GET TO THE HATS.
Conceptually, this hat is fine. Simple red wool hat with a white logo. But then it gets made, and man that logo is garish. Like made by a 13 year old in GIMP who only knows what the outline of the logo is. The white on white look here is just really bad, and takes away from what could be an average hat.
This has been a fun journey this year, keeping track of walk totals on a weekly basis. It gives me an unexplained amount of joy to check FanGraphs on Monday mornings to see who’s been impatient this past week. Yasiel Puig, an undeniable fan of CFB, has clearly taken note of this and has decided to pitch in by allowing me to use his name, Yasiel Puig, in this post.
Thanks, Yasiel Puig. Thank you for not being unintentionally walked once through your first 50 major league plate appearances.
We’ll obviously be watching Yasiel Puig, like the rest of the world, in his KeppQuest to walkless nirvana.
So the draft happened about a week and a half ago, and it got us thinking. What other fun stuff could we draft ? The possibilities are/were endless, but we decided on drafting the obvious: other drafts. The goal was to build the best possible 25 man major league roster using only players selected in the first round of each draft between the years 2000 – 2011. We decided to exclude this year’s draft and last year’s draft on account of it’s way too early to even judge what those players are. We decided to include 2011 since it’s actually produced a few major leaguers already. Also, our rosters must include one designated hitter, two catchers, five bench players, three relievers, six starters, and a closer. But we got creative. To the picks!
1st PICK (JAKE): 2005 draft
This was an easy pick, as it remains the most loaded first round we’ve seen in a long time. Jake immediately receives four of the best players in baseball in Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Andrew McCutchen and Justin Upton. Not to mention Jay Bruce, Jacoby Ellsbury, Alex Gordon and Ryan Zimmerman. It was a crazy year on the position side, but this round definitely lacked pitching. The best pitchers taken were probably Matt Garza and Ricky Romero, neither of which made Jake’s final squad.
Hello all. Recently, Jordan and I sat down with our parents and convinced them to somehow let us drive cross country this summer to watch baseball. After months of discussing and planning, we came up with our final plan on the way to the meeting. We will be writing everyday about everything we see along the way. Prospects, stadiums, weird restaurants, gross hotels, mayoral basements, jetskiing. You will hear about them all.
We are also considering a PODCAST!!!!!!!!! So all 5 of you can listen to us ramble about absolutely nothing. More info about that to come.
If anyone reading this blog lives near or in any of the cities Jordan and I are traveling to, we would love to meet you. If you are trying to seduce us in a back alley, stay away (except for Andrew Meyer), but if you want to come to a game to chill and talk baseball, let us know. We shall post the itinerary in a separate doc for your reading pleasure.
Tonight, Yu Darvish will make his 14th start of the year at home against the Toronto Blue Jays. Last outing, Yu was in Toronto to face the Jays, striking out 7 over 7 innings. Darvish now leads the majors with 118 strike outs through 88.1 innings pitched.
Everybody takes a break at work. Every day, we all get a little bit lazy for a couple of minutes. We lose concentration and slack off on our work. This fact is the only thing connecting Josh Hamilton to all of us regular humans. Until the day that the sun shrivels up like a raisin and we all die, Josh Hamilton will give away at-bats. I can’t promise many things in life, but I can say with certainty that day in and day out, Hamilton will show a distinct lack of #want, usually to a lefty. So without further ado, I present the first At-Bat Giveaway of the year.