Friday, July 29, 2005

file under: baseball/hatred of/Blake, Casey

Anybody else hate Casey Blake? Maybe I should clarify. I don’t HATE Casey Blake the man. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and buys his wife flowers and doesn’t beat his kids or kick his dog and – don’t get me wrong – these are admirable qualities. But I hate Casey Blake the idea: the idea that Casey Blake should be on a major league baseball team; the idea that Casey Blake can discern a ball from a strike; the idea that Casey starts every day so he can strike out 2 to 3 times AND on the season has more Ks than hits (72 and 70 respectively) and the idea that I'm supposed to be "ok" with it (where you define "ok" as me yelling "You suck!" every time I see him on-sreen.) Yet if Casey ONLY struck out, at least he’d be making one out at a time. Casey, however, has the unfortunate skill of making the most outs possible per at-bat. If there is a man on first, hello double play! (I’m sure he’s hard at work honing his hitting-into-triple-play-skills.)

While his offensive skills leave much to be desired, he seems to be a defensive innovator of some kind. Most of the greats fielded their positions with the ball in front of them. I always thought this was inherently advantageous. Casey thinks that unbecoming for a modern player. He often lets the ball get past him, thereby lulling his opponents into a false sense of his suckiness and deceiving them into hitting him the ball frequently. Where will they be when they make that mistake in their next at-bat? That's right - first base, NOT second. And not only that, but as he wildly chases the ball down, he's giving the ladies a chance to check out his exquisite can. And what is baseball, if not entertainment?

God bless and keep Casey Blake, but God, bless and keep him on the bench.


Blogger caseyblakefan1 said...

you have some serious issues that you really need to deal with!
Casey Blake rocks!!! He IS #1!!!

1:16 PM

Blogger roger said...

Casey? Is that you? . . . you talentless hack.

10:28 PM

Blogger Rhonda said...

I bet you feel stupid now you moron. Go back to whatever it is you get paid minimum wage to do and leave the sports talk to people with iq's higher than their age. You are just jealous b/c you can't even get paid to follow the horses in the parade. Idiot.

9:13 PM

Blogger roger said...

You're mean! Notice I waited until July 29th (of, well, 2005). I was very frustrated with Casey. I decided we were cool this year though - let him know, even if his batting average takes a turn for the worse.

This blog is read by like 20 people and it's no fun for anyone if I say, "Casey is frustrating me," right? Besides, Casey is a rich millionaire with lots of cool friends and probably a nice car and I couldn't even get hired by the circus. I'm sure he can take the very tongue-in-cheek needling.

9:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the deal. It doesn't matter if someone is famous, rich, good looking or whatever the case may be, that doesn't change how they react to criticism. Not to mention, you were questioning his overall competency based on a bad streak. What YOU said was mean and meant for many to see. So, the way I see it, you got it back. CASEY ROCKS!

9:25 PM

Blogger roger said...

It EXACTLY matters if they're famous. He's not making millions of dollars because he's playing in his office's co-ed softball league. That's the trade off.

I would contend that he was incompetent, not just for a "bad streak," but for an entire year. I gave him 5 months to turn it around.

If by many, you mean 20, then yes, it was intended for MANY people.

6:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's on a little hot streak, streaks never last.

7:47 PM


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