Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bad attitude…

Barry Bonds
· 7 MVPs
· 13-time All Star
· 8 Gold Gloves
· 12 Silver Slugger Awards
· Third member of 700 Home Run Club
· Only member in 500/500 Club
· Single Season Home Run King (73)
· Two-time N.L. Batting Champion (2002, 2004)
· Player of the Decade for the 1990's by The Sporting News
· All-time Major League walks leader
· Set single-season walks (232) and intentional walks (120) record
· Set single-season OBP record (.609)· Holds Major League record for consecutive seasons with 30-or-more HR, accomplishing this 13 times
· A first-ballot, 95-99% of the vote Hall-of-Famer-
no questions asked.
I guess I just took a week off. At least, this is what it amounted to. Ideally, I should have said something and that I didn't was not very responsible. I know that not having been here for a week upset a few of my closer friends. I know this because a few of them showed signs of exhibiting some guilt for my having disappeared. Sorry about that; this is not what I was thinking of.

Probably the week was like an alcoholic agreeing to toss the fight and throw back a couple of beers. Last Friday, instead of making a blog, I just said no. I knew that I wanted to and that I had set it for my goal, but I had a bad attitude that day and just didn't do it. Saturday was my day off, so I didn't write anything. Sunday I probably should have done something, but the bad attitude was still there and after painting the kitchen floor and making a newspaper, I didn't bother writing anything.

Monday was for sure a work day and for sure I had every intention of changing my attitude and doing some writing but it was also one of Tanya's two days off so we spent it on the farm and by the end of the day, after a little work and a lot of BBQ'd chicken, I had all my other catch up work to do and after that, well, there wasn't much I wanted to say. I was thinking of maybe writing later in the night but when I tried, I simply wanted to sleep and decided to get started again Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning however, I was required to take Anya to the doctor to get a paper to return to the kindergarten. And of course there was a line.

I really wanted to write on Tuesday night but instead, I got caught up in of all things, a baseball study. I started playing with www.baseball-reference.com and this is where I really lost it.

Do you like studying baseball stats? I did when I was younger. I was fool for it; bought every Bill James book that came out and owned several Baseball Encyclopedias. I know that people can and do grow out of these things but it is hard to put completely behind you something you once loved and it is especially difficult when there is an impending moment of greatness on the horizon. I am speaking of course of Barry Bonds and his now rather slow moving quest to break Hank Aaron's lifetime HR mark. Actually, there are several big moments coming up if you consider Glavin's 300th win and A-Rod's way-too-young-to-have-done-it 500th homerun. But what had me in the books studying, aside from my own bad attitude towards writing these blogs, was that Barry Bonds is getting booed for coming close to breaking the all-time homerun record. This to me is simply wrong.

I like Barry Bonds. In fact I really like him and I think he is without question one of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field. To me, he should be, along with A-rod and Maybe Greg Maddox, Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson, a first-ballot, 95-99% of the vote Hall-of-Famer- no questions asked.

Do you want to say no? Do you wan to say that you don't like Barry Bond's attitude? Or, perhaps his records are tainted because he took steroids? Do you want to say that you don't like him because he lied, because of his marital issues, tax evasions or because he does not particularly like suffering the daily harassment of sportswriters? Or hey, how about the Lay-z-Boy, the entourage in the locker rooms or those annoying Christian skyward finger-points after hitting a home run? Obviously, it you want to go into the reasons for being negative about Bonds, you don't have too many problems finding just cause.

But I say Barry Bonds is arguably the greatest baseball player ever to take the field. I say Barry Bonds was our generation, for all intents and purposes Babe Ruth. There is no other way to really say it. Barry Bonds is Babe Ruth.

And who was Babe Ruth? He was an icon, just like Bonds. He was this mythical incarnation who came to play big league baseball straight out of the orphanage and was simply so much better than everybody else, and by such a large margin, that his light simply made people blind to whatever else was around him. Babe Ruth's records are the gospels of baseball. His life's story is a Horatio Alger-esque epic. There was no one before him and, but for a handful of exceptions (Mantle, Mays, Williams and perhaps the guys mentioned above), there has been no one after. The pinnacle of greatness of the game of baseball itself has come to be measured against his name since 1920.

And who is Barry Bonds?

Well, he comes from baseball royalty rather than humble beginnings, but Barry Bonds has had the same sort of career and posted the same sorts of numbers as Babe Ruth; better in many instances and not just better, but better in Ruthian proportions. Here are some numbers from Tuesday:

1. Barry Bonds has hit more home runs in a season than anyone else. He also will have hit, at some time in the very near future, more homeruns in a career than anyone else.
2. He has the sixth highest career slugging percentage of all time, has led the league in this category seven times and holds the single season record as well as three of the top five spots ever (as well as two of the four times the mark has been over .800).

Now right here I know you are going to say that these were during the years when he was juiced. Well, to this I point out the following:

3. Barry Bonds holds both the top two and 3 or the top 10 places in the on-base percentage category; same as babe Ruth and is again sixth over a career.
4. He has drawn more intentional walks than anyone else ever. He has the three highest totals for a season (including 120 (!!!) in 2004). He also was first or second in this category every year but one between 1991 and the current season. He was also intentionally walked once with the bases loaded, one of only three times this has ever happened since the beginning of baseball.
5. He has won 7 MVP's. No one else has ever won more than three. But aside from winning, there were also two other 2nd place finishes, a fourth place finish and two fifth pace finishes, which means in 12 of the 21 real seasons he has played in he was at least considered one of the best five players. There was also an 8th place and a 12th place vote in there too.
6. He has won "only" two batting titles but has been in the top ten six times.
7. He has also "only" won two HR titles, but has come in second five times and has 12 (!!) top five finishes
8. He was also in the top five in OB% 14 times (eight times he was 1st),
9. He was 13 times in the top five in slugging (seven 1st)
10. He was 11 times in the top five in runs scored.

This is juice or no juice. He is also coming up on 2000 rbi's (fifth all time) and 3000 hits, had more HR's than K's in 2004 (has only once been over 100 k's), and in case we forgot, stole over 500 bases. And perhaps this is the biggest point of all, Unlike the babe, Barry Bonds did all this in a time when there were always relief pitchers with fresh, lightening-bolt arms coming in to pitch in the late innings, microscopic video reviews of every moment, live, up-to-the minute coast to coast coverage of every game and of course, Barry Bonds lived in an era when defaming a hero meant status elevation for the press, rather than at a time when he would have been painted as a hero despite his flaws for the sake of the kids.

Therefore, I see no reason to harp on what we have going in baseball right now. Barry Bonds? He is great and has been great since he began playing this game. If you want to say that you don't like him, that you want him to stop or to go away, well, I guess they said the same thing to the Babe. I don't think we would do so now, but at the time they did. But not me. And I won't say it to Bonds either.

Oh, and as a last thought, I have seen Bonds play. I saw hem several times with Pittsburg early on, but one moment I will never forget was when I was in San Francisco in 1998 and went to a game at Candlestick. I don't remember who the Giants were playing or what the score was, but I remember something Bonds did. He hit a double and after, while he was taking his lead off of second, he crossed his arms across his chest. I never saw anything like it. It was like… an act of arrogance and disdain for the situation. Not boredom, just… like he was having some sort of high level conversation with someone despite the fact that the game was in progress. They tried to pick him off, but they couldn't and he showed his disgust for this as well; he just acted even more annoyed. I guess the gesture might have been aimed at the batter saying: "Come on, man; why can't you just BE better already? Show me you can drive me in for a change. Show me something!" Could you just imagine that in a big league baseball game? That's who Barry Bonds was.

The batter struck out and Bonds tossed his helmet and gloves away with the same arrogance and disdain. A lot of people say he had a bad attitude but I say he just never understood why everybody else couldn't be better than they were. They brought him his hat, sunglasses and glove and he trotted out to left.

So Baseball is a funny game. And yes, I like Barry Bonds. When I was a kid, my head stuck firmly in the Baseball Encyclopedia, I always felt jealous that I didn't get to live in a time when there were gods walking the earth. Now that I am a little older I realize that I have lived in such a time. And the biggest of them all was Barry Bonds. No question. To me, I say that while he was playing, having him out there meant that every single time he stepped on the field, something special might very well happen. And as for the attitude, well frankly, Bonds probably was one of those rare, rare humans who actually and truthfully could justify that he was above… everything.

Sorry for the lapse. I'll try not to let it happen too often.

More soon…

31 Comments:

Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Babe Ruth did it on beer and hot dogs...Barry Bonds, steroids. That about says it.

Just like I think Sammy Sosa is a loser for corking his bat...as far as I'm concerned, any home runs they got while juicing up or corking up should be discounted.

Barry Bonds: *******

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

Vitriol. You know, they said the same for Palmero. And you ar quick to point out that they have turned on Sammy. But McGuire was misguided and simply gave bad testimony- worthy of sympathy. I had the thought yesterday that is works exactly this way because McGuire is Irish white but Palmero and Sosa are Brown and Bonds is Black.

Listen, the whole league was juiced just like the whole league was coked up back in the eighties, stoned in the 60's and 70's and drunk in the 50's. They have also been high on money since Curt Flood and Andy Messerschmitt. I say this absolutely violent hatred for a great athlete is more indicative of the culture than the actual guilt of the player. Bonds was just one of many, but the results of who he was as a ball player, what his actual skills are why he is receiving so much attention.

If it was only the steroids, Sheffield would have hit 70. He didn't. In fact, I'll bet you there were hundreds of guys doping during this era. Probably even Clemens and his 1.69 40-year-old ERA was also false.

I say hate for hate's sake is wrong and unhealthy. I say no one was cheated out of their money. I say that they have been throwing spitballs since Abner Doubleday. I say that winning is what it has always been all about. And of sometimes they cheat, well, this is what they have umpires for. I say he is and was a great, great, great ball player and should be celebrated for giving us the highest level of play possible for more than to decades is worthy of praise, not vitriol.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Anonymous Bill said...

Very good, very well written except for the one spelling error, but yes i do agree with it, stats speak for themselves. yes the negivtivity does get to you, i get this from work. a very good blog.

BB

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I think the world is sick myself. I think they have no values or understanding of what they do. This is just one example. I think it is heartbreaking. If I were Bonds, I would be thinking of leaving. Maybe he could hook up with OJ and do London together. Or Maybe he should think about coming out here. They invited Saddam, certainly Bonds is getting the same sort of reception.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Anonymous James said...

I can't believe I'm commenting here again, but this situation is just too damn ironic. Enjoy it while it lasts folks, because I'll be removing this post once again in about 24 hours.

Mary Ellen, please explain to me why I was treated like a whack-job for being angry about the president of Belarus imprisoning and killing his opponents, stifling freedom of religion and the speech, and running elections where he holds pink-slips over the heads of election counters (or stuffs dollars in their pockets).

And you don't even know who Robert Mugabe is? Obviously he is a slightly less evil man than Barry Bonds in the world of the "Divine Democrat". Certainly not worthy of consideration, at any rate.

But Barry Bonds? Now there's a real villainous bastard.

Mary Ellen, for the record: you are a short-sighted, small-minded, ignorant housewife.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I can't believe you are commenting again either.

But maybe the real point of why I wrote about Barry Bonds is that I just don't understand the never-ending negativity. I have been living in Belarus for four and a half years now and since I have been producing this blog and the BEING HAD Times, I have read so many negative things about how horrible Belarus is and how terrible its president is- and even lately from one specific reader, all about how terrible I am. Well, I am sorry, but I just have no time for it. I still have a desire to live here and do things in the community I live in and I believe life is better if we can focus a bit on the positives. Life is hard enough without making it harder than it needs to be. I know you probably see this as a bubblegum point, but I mean it.

And by the way James, I have disallowed your ability to remove your comments. Without a link to yours or anyone else's blog or webpage you are basically anonymous. But what you say here stays here. Thanks for the contribution and for venting on Mary Ellen. I am sure we are all much better people for it.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Anonymous John Q Law said...

Great Essay Adam. I don't care if you are off the subject. And about Bonds… I hear what you are saying. You have a real fan's perspective and you like who you like. I read you comment about the racism as well and I think it hurts to hear it but you might be right. I have been talking shit about Bonds just like everyone has but at the moment I think you are right. I feel like I have been cheating myself out of a really cool moment. Even with the steroids Bonds was the only guy who could have done what he did. Roids don't give you talent. They make you stronger and allow you to recover faster from a workout, but you still need to do the work yourself. You are right, Barry Bonds is one of a kind.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Oh my...look who's back. Looks to me like James forgot to take his meds today. Love this! "Mary Ellen, for the record: you are a short-sighted, small-minded, ignorant housewife."

Now...doesn't that make you sound like a bit of a child, James?

Here I was, happily talking baseball, and you come around with an incoherent comment about Robert Mugabe, who last I heard was not playing ball and is President of Zimbawe. Now, unless the guy takes steroids or corks his bat, I have no idea what he has to do with Barry Bonds...I'm not quite sure why you came back here other than to make a fool of yourself and try to erase your comment twenty four hours later. Coward!

Thanks Adam for not allowing him the ability to hide his shameful, childish behavior.

Now...James...read carefully. Do NOT forget to take your meds everyday as prescribed. If you don't you're liable to go off the deep end and start ranting again. Take a pill and chill, dear. You also might want to wipe off the hand you were jacking off with when you wrote your comment.

Have a nice day.

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Adam

Getting back to the discussion on Barry Bonds. I understand the frustration of his fans who believe that it's ok to celebrate Barry's success because "everyone else was doing it", but I don't believe everyone was. Yes...many were, but not all. Not everyone corks their bats either.

It's not just his juicing that bothers me, although that is big. His attitude is that he can lie about it and behave as if he is owed something for his cheating. Just like Sammy Sosa who tried to make everyone believe he didn't know his bat was corked.

I don't have a racist bone in my body and what color Bonds or Sosa are, has no weight or bearing on how I feel about them in baseball. I just don't like liars and cheats and I don't think they should be awarded for that behavior. It's that simple. After all...didn't James say that I was a simple-minded housewife or something to that effect? :-D

Friday, August 03, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I hear what you are saying ME, but what I am speaking of is not what he did, but about the hatred and the anger being heaped on a man who has devoted his life to being the best baseball player it is possible to be. And he is the best and all of those secondary stats, especially the intentional BB's and the MVP's show us this.

Good character, though a wonderful attribute to have, hasn't got anything to do with being able to get around on a major league fastball and as a baseball player, Bonds is and has been the best. Perhaps though a better stat to point out is that despite all of the negativity, all of the Giants-Padres games this weekend are sell-outs as have been all of the Giant's road games this year. Why? Well, I'll give you a hint: It is not the last place Giants.

I say we are wrong to be whipping him. We are all liars and cheaters. You know, let he who is without sin…What Bonds did or did not do was no different from anything anybody does to try and get back to work the next day. Was it wrong? Was it against the rules? Oops. Is this a reason to hate? No. Barry Bonds is great; he did nothing several hundred other players in all of the sports had been doing- and this absolutely with the knowledge of the owners. And me? I am not a fan of the writers or of the owners; I am a fan of the players. Barry Bonds is a great player and I think he deserves a round of applause for giving us the biggest show in the history of the game. The man's our Babe Ruth and I say we should be greatful we were lucky enough to have had a chance to watch him play. Try: Thank You.

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Anonymous James said...

I see you consolidated and revised my comments. Sorry for the broken flow, and for the fact that I can't actually remove the comment because I didn't make it logged into the Blogger system, but if you want to keep it, that's fine. It was probably inconsistent for me to comment, but to quote Whitman "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Anonymous Steve R said...

do you think the noise is getting to him and this is why he can't seem to get past 754?

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I don't know. A-Rod has been stuck too. Yes, it probably has been a huge factor. But I don't think he would quit because of it or intentionally fail.

But you know the thing about A-Rod's 500 HR's is that though he might be by a year the youngest player to get there, Both Mark McGuire and the Babe got there in fewer games. And of course the Babe also spend a few years as a pitcher. I probably should have said something about Mark McGuire not getting elected into the hall of fame as well.

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Anonymous Bob D said...

Read your blog about Belarus soccer bribery. Cheer up. He is not accused of using steroids.

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I think this whole thing is ridiculous. Barry Bonds is a great player. But to tell you the truth, as far as Valery Shantalosov is concerned, though it hurts, I can't help think that this is the way it is in European Soccer. Probably in European life in general.

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't beat yourself up about not writing your blog........we all get writer's block or whatever. It is called being a human being...Chill, man....... like I never worry about anything huh?

Saturday, August 04, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

devoted his life to being the best baseball player it is possible to be. And he is the best and all of those secondary stats, especially the intentional BB's and the MVP's show us this.

Adam

He didn't devote his life to being the best player he could be, he cheated and lied in order to get where he was. When a person cheats and lies and then accomplishes a task, that tells me nothing other than the fact that he was incapable of doing it the right way. Cheating is not a means to an end. If I entered a contest...say, a bike race. And during that race, I found a short cut that I could take unnoticed to get ahead of the pack, and then I won the race. Does that make me a champion? No...it makes me a cheat and a liar who doesn't deserve the prize. In fact, what I did was I kept others, who competed fairly from winning the prize.

Listen, like it or not, sports figures are supposed to be role models for kids. I don't want my kid to have a steroid enhanced, lying, cheat as a role model. You can cite all the accomplishments he's made all you want, but the fact of the matter he only achieved those goals through the use of an illegal substance and then he lied about taking it. He deserves nothing less than a boot in the ass and to be kicked out of the league.

I say we are wrong to be whipping him. We are all liars and cheaters. You know, let he who is without sin…What Bonds did or did not do was no different from anything anybody does to try and get back to work the next day. Was it wrong? Was it against the rules? Oops. Is this a reason to hate?

For one thing...the "for he who is without sin..." does not apply to this argument. Why have any rules, Adam? Why is it ok for some to break the rules and then still reap the rewards, when others did not. NOT ALL PLAYERS WERE JUICED. Why not just say everyone can use steroids? That would be a great thing, wouldn't it?

Hate? Just because people are angry that Bond's gets off scott free and still allowed to play ball, is not hate. It's just what it is ...anger. You implied that you thought it was because he was black. That is also garbage. There are plenty of black, brown and asian guys playing ball that are loved. Don't pull an OJ and try to play the race card here. Bond's deserves every 'boo' and every bit of disdain that is aimed his way.

..oh, and since when does alcohol or any other drug enhance play? It doesn't, so to try to factor that into this argument is also bogus. On the other hand, steroids did enhance his ability to hit harder, which gave him the home runs that he doesn't deserve. The same for corked bats...it's just another tool to give a player the edge to do better than the others. If he had played without steroids, he would be considered great. He blew that chance and will never, IMO, be accepted as a legitimate champion. Only by a few...but never wholeheartedly.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Looks like A-Rod did get his 500th, good for him! And without steroids, who woulda thunk it? ;-)

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

And Barry got 755 as well. As of this moment, that game in San Diego is tied 2-2 in the 10th. Bonds hit his homer in the 2nd and was walked three other times. He also scored the Giants other run- a result of his being on base by virtue of a walk; he does this a lot too as he is the most patient and respected hitter in the game. And BTW, Ryan Howard has 10 fewer intentional bb's this year; Howard is in his prime and Bonds is 43 and clean…

Also in the news today was football payer who got suspended for steroids. The penalty: Four weeks off.

I think the real argument here is whether or not there has been a breech of public trust. When speaking of gambling, the real issue is whether the player in question is downwardly influencing the game. I would never categorize trying to become better to be able to recover faster from workouts with gambling.

And the only real issue with allowing all to use steroids is that it would became an obligatory thing which infringes upon the rights of body immunity for individuals who did not want a foreign substance introduced into their bodies. However, please remember Peter Gent's "North Dallas Forty" in which steroid use was inherently a part of the theme and those who refused the needle were ostracized. The movie covers this pretty well too.

I guess I should also stick in that in power lifting there used to simply be two competitions; one for roid users and one for non-users. I don't know whether this is still true but it was when I was a teenager in San Francisco. Many, many, many lifters used roids forever simply to get bigger and this was for zero financial gain.

Bonds has never tested positive for steroids. He has hit as many homeruns as anyone in history other than Oh and Aaron. And as Bonds himself says: People buy the tickets, they can say what they want. Which means you don't have to like him. I do though. I think he is a great baseball player.

Oh, and as a final thought: Would you have criticized Babe Ruth because he was too fat or that he drank too much? People did. We should also say that he was a criminal because this was the time of prohibition, which ironically coincided exactly with the duration of Ruth's Yankee career? Would you also say that the "Big Belly Ache" in 1925, which may or may not have been a case of syphilis, was enough to put you off the man? And he was married at the time though by all accounts the babe was one of the greatest womanizers of the early 20th century. To some people it was. But over time, people have come to understand that people are flawed but real talent should be treasured for what it is. This also must be true for Barry Bonds as well.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Nothing that Babe Ruth did was done to enhance his body to play better than anyone else. That's the difference, Adam. If anything his drinking did more to harm him and make his less of a player than he could have been.

There is no honor in cheating. You have to be blind not to see the results of his steroid use. His head was huge...that doesn't come from lifting weights. He even admitted putting the steroid creme on, so to say he didn't use them..well, that's just false.

You can like or admire who you want, but he will go to his grave with this stain on his record and that's how it should be. If I were at the ballpark when he hit that home run today, I would have booed him. He doesn't deserve respect, and he doesn't deserve fame. He deserves nothing less than disgust.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

Hold on a second; you would condone an action that hurts a player's performance but call it almost a mortal sin to do things that lead to being better? And when we are speaking of drinking in the 1920's we are also speaking of an illegal action. That book and movie 'North Dallas Forty' made a point of accusing the teams of demanding that the players take R12 shots and so forth. Everyone knew that this was how it was for years and years. And I would venture to say that baseball players had been using all kinds of steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs and growth stimulants in their clubhouse treatments for years. What has been going on in baseball was not about drugs alone but about drugs and weightlifting- this is what is new.

The Giants had a guy named Johnny LaMaster when I was a kid. Terrible hitting shortstop. Well LeMaster showed up one spring looking like a bull, he had been lifting weights, and he damned near made the all-start team. Actually even hit a few homers. For years the thinking in baseball was not to lift weights and that the bulkiness was counter productive to hitting. It is really only in the last 10 years or so that this thinking has given way to hitting the weights and getting bulkier. Marki McGuire was one of those guys, along with Canseco who changed this. Now, Canseco also likes to talk about getting juiced. And maybe this is where the love for the roids comes from because like I mentioned in the weightlifting comment, this sort of thing is important when one is doing heavy lifting which are very debilitating.

But regardless ME, steroids do not make your eyes sharper or your reflexes faster. They do not allow for better timing or coordination. All they do is allow for a faster recovery from strenuous workouts. Even if Bonds did, he would also have done the lifting and the running and paid attention to what he ate and how much. No drugs bulked him up like that, he bulked himself up like that.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Adam

You are twisting my words...on purpose?

Where did I say I "condoned" drinking? I said that drinking didn't lead to making him a better ballplayer, in fact I have to wonder how much better he would have been without it. You can't say the same for steroids, those are used for one purpose, to enhance play by giving a person more muscle mass. Please, if you're going to discuss this, try not to twist my words to suit your argument. Also, I never said anything about accusing someone of mortal sin. I don't judge others souls, that's not my job. Analogy not appreciated.

Fact of the matter is, I don't agree with you. I think liars and cheaters should not be rewarded. I'll leave it at that. I won't change your mind and you won't change mine.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Anonymous James said...

My-my-my, Mary Ellen, you do seem to have a problem with people's perception of who you are!

If you were so worried about your childrens' role models, why have children in the first place? They're already starting off with two misses: An uninformed twit for a mother and a father who would marry such a waste of space.

Meds, Mary Ellen, Meds!

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger politiques USA said...

Talking about drinking, today I decided to drink a little glass of redwine to relax.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

James

You really are a freak, aren't you James? It's too bad your parents decided to breed, didn't they know brothers and sisters shouldn't marry?

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

We had some red wine too. Tanya had been working out in the villages the last two days and had to wake up really early to get there so I decided to make a nice dinner for her and compliment the repast with a bottle of Cairell, a semi sweet Spanish table wine I got from this new liqueur which opened near the theatre. I like to drink a little vodka now and then and usually our wine consumption is limited to what we make, but it was very nice. Also had some forest mushrooms and fresh sweet corn as well.

I also liked how most of the press has been kind to Bonds lately and it seemed as though the fans in San Diego gave him an ovation when he left the game for a pinch runner in the 8th.

Ps: I love you ME...

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Right back at ya, Adam. ;-)

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

White Sox just swept the Tigers in Detroit. A nice feeling considering the season they're having.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

How many dozen runs did they give up though?

Hey, and speaking of how Bonds is Babe Ruth and all, here is a terrific article called Curse of Bambino? How about the Bad News Bucs' Curse of Bonds? By Alan Robinson. The article talks about how over the 15 years since the pirates traded Bonds, they have not had a single winning record and are threatening to establish the longest streak of losing seasons in history of any major pro sports team. Well written and, ehem, well said.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Adam

Actually, they gave up very few runs. Contraras is off the roster. I'm not sure if he'll be back this year.

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eat me

Thursday, August 16, 2007  

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