Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jimmy Finally Hitting Links

On Saturday, I was just about ready to personally annihilate Jimmy Rollins after his first at-bat. During a season in which the former MVP was barely batting above the mendoza line and getting on base just a little more than that, Rollins decided to completely and utterly disrespect the game, the fans and his teammates by not evening attempting to run out the ground ball he hit to Mets first baseman Fernando Tatis.

It was a complete embarrassment. Is it so much to ask a guy who's getting paid millions of dollars to just hustle, especially during a season where he hasn't been worth a dime? It's inexcusable, borderline criminal if you ask me. But to be honest, the guy has finally been waking up. In fact, on Saturday, he ripped a 2-run double that ended up being the game-winning hit, and suddenly, Jimmy Rollins is raking.

During this homestand (four games), Rollins is 8-for-15 with 6 runs, 6 RBIs, a homer and 2 doubles. Last night, he went 3-for-4 with four runs and — get this — he even walked twice. True story. Hopefully this is the turning point for Jimmy, because as the saying goes, the Phils go as J-Roll goes. He may be a lazy piece of shit, but the guy is important to the team, evident by the four-game winning streak in which Rollins is batting .533.

But seriously, Jimmy, run out the ground balls you asshole. If you're not sure how, ask Chase, or Jamie Moyer. They seem to know how to do it.

Let's link.

-A wise Mets fan (is there even such a thing?) realized the Mets are an absolutely putrid franchise and suggests disbanding the core that has done such a wonderful job choking each year.

If that doesn't make you smile, there's something wrong with you.

-The top 5 reasons Ben Roethlisberger is a punk ass bitch. My personal favorite:

5. Because he’s a punk ass bitch: Ben Roethlisberger is a punk ass bitch.

I can't argue with that rock-solid logic. I'm not even kidding about that.

-Penn State's nonconference basketball schedule actually looks pretty good. You bet your ass I'm going to try to get to the Dec. 5 game at Temple.

-Mike Bibby is returning to the Hawks.

The bigger question: What the hell ever happened to Miles Simon?

-Some NFC East position battles:

Philadelphia Eagles -- Free Safety: Coach Andy Reid came out and said that 2008 fourth-round pick Quintin Demps would get the first shot at replacing local legend Brian Dawkins. As a rookie, Demps showed a great deal of speed and athleticism in the kick return game, and as the year went on he saw more and more time in passing situations, filling in as Dawkins began to slow down. The team would obviously love for Demps to earn the spot in training camp.

But they are going to watch it closely. They brought in veteran Sean Jones, underrated for years while toiling in Cleveland, and the result of that addition is that Demps knows nothing is promised to him. Demps is still a second-year player who's learning the league, and if he doesn't show that he's ready to handle full-time starter's duties, Jones makes for a real nice safety net -- no pun intended -- in an Eagles secondary that also features depth (and some position-battle situations) at cornerback.

PREDICTION: Jones begins the season as the starter, as the team looks to ease Demps into the role little by little. Demps is getting more playing time by the end of the year, and he avoids the pressure of having to be the guy to replace Dawkins.

I'm cool with that.

-The Rockets are very wisely not interested in Sammy Dalembert. Rats.

-I do not understand this video, but OK:

-Ladies and gentlmen, your 2009 New York Mets:

-The Phillies 22-1 steamrolling of the Reds, in visual form.

-Behold the dunking prowess of Pepperdine's Keion Bell.

-Awesome goal, via Deuce of Davenport:

-Finally, someone is talking sense about Penn State's wide receiver situation:

Everyone is screaming that PSU lost its trio of awesome receivers. The fact is they did; however, no one is talking about their replacements. All the receivers are over 6 foot, and though not as fast as D. Williams, they can still run and catch with the best of them. Bracket is 6-6, Moye 6-5, Powell, 6-1, AJ Price 6-4, and Zug is 6-2. Not to mention, their starting and back-up TEs are absolutely amazing.

Thank you for actually knowing something about something. The Penn State receivers will be just fine.

-I'm completely onboard with Drew's gift-giving guide.

I do not think there's really a snowball's chance in hell the Phillies will get Roy Halladay, but I completely with Enrico's sentiments. I, too, would trade the Reading Phillies for Roy Halladay. All of them.

BallHype: hype it up!


  1. Holy Crap that Kenny Rogers Classic video is fantastic!!! What would be the modern-day equivalent? Lebron, Wade and 'Melo playing in the Kanye West Classic? Hell, Kenny was older...maybe Bon Jovi? Great stuff....

  2. It was the weirdest, awesomest video ever.