05 March 2006

Mrs. Peel on the Oscars

Who gives a shit?

Seriously, even when movies I liked (like Return of the King) are nominated, I still don't give a shit. It's beyond me how anyone can possibly care.

Of course, I still resent Pujols for winning NL rookie of the year over Roy O in '01, so perhaps I shouldn't talk.

(A good rookie hitter comes up practically every season. But how often does a rookie pitcher come up and dominate the hell out of experienced batters the way Roy O did? He even came in third in Cy Young balloting. I've never heard of anyone doing that before or since.)

(And how on earth did Phil Garner not get Manager of the Year in '05??)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish my dad was here to see this tonight.

-- Timothy Hutton, best actor, Ordinary People.

The only oscar moment I ever gave a crap about. That was poigniant.

d in t

10:09 PM  
Blogger rickinstl said...

One of the things I like about the Stros is the fact that they've acted professionally even as they get pounded by the Cardinals year after year.
But Oswalt over Pujols? Come on. Get back to me in 15 years and we'll look at the numbers. Pujols will have Williams-like stats. Is Oswalt the second coming of Walter Johnson? Probably not.
Fun's fun, but let's get a grip here.
And Garner? Well, he's no Gene Mauch.
Here's to opening day.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Monty said...

Hey, no dissin' Phat Albert now. His only handicap was that he played for the Cardinals.

And in sad news, the Twinnie's own Kirby Puckett died of a stroke today. Pretty sad story, both his death and his life after he left baseball.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

I had a sneaking suspicion that might bring out STL fans.

I am not a fan of power hitting at all. I'd much rather watch a pitchout than a slugfest, and I'd rather see a perfectly executed double play than any home run. The result of this attitude is that I severely dislike anyone who is touted for his power hitting. As far as I'm concerned, a power hitter doesn't bring anything to the table.

Now, Beltran is a different kettle of fish. That is a 5-tool outfielder and no mistake. Unfortunately, he's actually a six-tool player, since Scott Boras is his agent.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Monty said...

mrs. peel:

I'm also a fan of "small ball"; that's where baseball's heart is. Bunts, legging out a base hit from a dribbler off the end of the bat; squeeze plays; pitch-outs; all that stuff. But most baseball fans find that stuff incredibly boring, and prefer the home-run derbys.

I must say that in the wake of the juicing scandals of the last few years, we're going to see fewer and fewer of the long-ball hitters. The center seems to be swinging back to the pitchers and the infield (at least in the American League), and that's a good thing in my book.

But do the Twins really need nineteen pitchers on a 40-man roster? Sheesh. I know it's still pre-season, but my God!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs. Peel,
I'd suggest you check your stats before you label Pujols a "power hitter" only.
This guy will take a walk, bunt, sacrifice, steal, take the extra base, whatever.
This ain't one of those AL swing-from-the-heels dh's.
When I said Williams-type numbers, I meant the whole package, not just power.
Pujols will be a first ballot hall of famer. What did Beltran do last year? .220? .230?
Which one would you bet on to be in the hall?

9:44 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

Where did I say he was a power hitter only? My last comment didn't say anything about Pujols at all. I specifically did not make any further statements about Pujols, because I know very little about him, and I am perfectly happy to bow to the knowledge of someone who actually does watch him play.

I do know that praise of Pujols always focuses on his power hitting, which is how he relates to the general (not specific) point I was making. As I said, I don't watch the guy play, and I really don't care if he gets in the hall of fame or not.

Also, I brought up Beltran only to make the Boras joke. I don't have any fond feelings for Beltran, since as far as I'm concerned, he demonstrates his poor quality of character by having a lying crapweasel like Boras for his agent. I don't care if he gets in the hall of fame or not, either.

In fact, I really don't care about anyone getting in the hall of fame, nor am I interested in comparing statistics or "talking smack" (I believe that's what the kids call it nowadays). All I want is to watch a well-played game of small ball.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous rickinstl said...

I agree on Boras and on what is good baseball.
Sorry if I misunderstood who you were talking about with the power hitter reference. It came right after you said "the STL fans", which I took as a reference to my previous comment, and therefore a shot at Pujols.
Sorry this got so complicated, I really just wanted to yank a fellow fans' chain a little.
Have a good one.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

"STL fans" was a reference to your comment, yes, but the rest of that post was intended to be general. Sorry, I have a tendency to include several unrelated remarks in a single comment. (You should see my emails. And worse yet, my letters...there's no delete key with paper and pen.)

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sayin you should see her letters. They're terrible. An "R" that looks like a "P", a "Q" you can't tell from an "O", "S" looks like "5". It's the worst penmanship I've ever seen!

d in t

2:49 PM  
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12:08 AM  
Anonymous Guitar Master said...

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6:48 PM  

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