Friday, April 27, 2007

Of Socks And Sox










Know why hockey is better than baseball? I mean, Reason #872 that hockey's better than baseball?

Because the powers that be don't need to damn-near launch a Congressional investigation into whether or not a hockey player actually bled.

I always liked Gary Thorne as a hockey play-by-play guy, despite his annoying inability to pronounce Janne Niinimaa's and Mathieu Schnieder's last names, but the way he dropped the "paint" bomb the other night was truly bizarre. And the funny part about it (to me, at least) is the number of people who were/are willing to believe it, given how self-aggrandizing Curt Schilling has always been. And now it's all over the news - is it blood? Paint? Ketchup? Do people honestly care?

It's the biggest story in the baseball world this week and it's about a player who may or may not have gotten a little spot of blood on his sock. What a bunch of warriors.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on now JP. Love him or hate him, Schilling had his tendon stitched to his ankle bone so he could perform in the playoffs. If that isn't a hockey thing to do, I don't know what is. That's more sacking up than Bruised Vagina Jagr has shown, um, ever.

JP said...

I actually neither love nor hate Schill, and agree 100% that his performance that night was gutsier than just about anything you'll ever see in baseball... which is kinda my point. It's so rare for a baseball player to play through any pain that here we are years later watching some silly controversy unfold as to whether or not Schilling's blood that night was real.

kb said...

I was born and raised in MA and I've been a Sox fan for 30+ years. The night they won the Series I danced the Watusi on bartops all over the city. The parade downtown and on the Charles was one of the greatest days of my life.

Even I can't stand the guy.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Shows ya something when a off field story is all any one is talking about in the baseball world. What a BORING sport!|

Anonymous said...

Again, Faux, exactly what baseball season are you watching? Until 36 hrs. ago all of the baseball stories were about on-field stuff. A-Rod's insane start, Bonds chasing the HR record, Matsuzaka's learning curve, Sox sweeping the Yankees,etc.

JP - I'd say you don't get those opportunities in baseball because the sport rarely produces them. Baseball is not a game of catastrophic injuries. It's a game of slow, grinding, wear and tear. I completely understand why some don't like it just for that. To me, it's the Ying to hockey's Yang. I love 'em both. Go Sox and Go Caps.

Anonymous said...

Gary Thorne is someone who likes to start controversy. It was his idiotic interpretation of the rules and overreaction when Brett Hull scored to get the Stars the Cup that fanned the flames of that controversey. If he had acted like a responsible play by play man, you wouldn't hear a Buffalo fan say "he was in the crease!" every time you mention Hull, Dallas ort the Cup.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) gAy-Rod and Juice man Bonds were all the talk huh? We'll stick with a real sport!