Monday, January 12, 2009

Condolences



Condolences go out to Sheets & Kirby for their losses today.  Both Andre Dawson & Bert Blyleven fell short of the required votes for the baseball HoF.  Is there anything more classic than the Hawk as a Marlin?  Orestes Destrade & Bret Barberie must be proud.

10 comments:

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

A somewhat week class next year should help the Hawk get in. I'll wear my expos Dawson jersey with pride. I was going to post about this, but didn't want to get ripped a new one.

Devil's Threesome said...

why would you get ripped a new one?

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

I just figured that since many people remember him as a Cub, that could lead to several unkind words toward my favorite of all time. That would just be too painful.

Rubie Q said...

Nah, dude, the Cubs were too shitty back then for anybody to give a crap about your mancrush on 'Dre. Personally, though, I like to remember him as an Expo.

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

Me too. Me too.

Devil's Threesome said...

Crew and Cubs were in a different league then. I'll remember the Hawk as a Cub, but I'm trying to train myself to remember his as an Expo.

FPMKE said...

I love that t-shirt!

Rubie Q said...

Also: I'd like to make clear that I do not join in any condolences extended to Bert Blyleven.

I heard that fuckhead on Mike & Mike this morning, continuing to bitch about how wronged he's been by the HoF voters. How he can't understand why he's not in the Hall when he's got Hall of Fame numbers.

You know what, asshole? You're not going to convince anybody you belong in the Hall of Fame doing shit like that. All the people who don't vote for you just got another reason not to: you're a petulant, whiny bitch.

OK, I'm done. Hawk in '10.

Devil's Threesome said...

Blyleven will always hold a special place in my hear for two things: 1) the beard since I can't grow one and 2) he f-bomb gaffes on Twins broadcasts. The poor man's Wade Boggs.

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

I don't want to jinx him (which means I just did) but I think the Hawk will get in next year. A weak class coupled with the fact that he only missed out by 44 votes should mean a victory for Dawson fans everywhere (sorry James Van der Beek, not you).

When the Crew was in the American League I was a Cubs fan. I do not hide this. That is why the Hawk is my guy. I still have the Starting Lineup figurine. I used his batting stance for most of my little league days (it actually worked too!).

I need to wear his Expos jersey more.