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  1. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    JT has been coming in hot. I love it. It seems almost impossible, but Rob Manfred might be a worse commissioner than Bud fucking Selig.
  2. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    I keep seeing the same narrative pop up in coverage of the Astros, and it’s really starting to piss me off. Many of the articles I see about the sign stealing scheme will contain a line or two about how the Astros were almost certainly not the only ones doing it. Maybe they took it a little farther than other teams, but for sure other teams were stealing signs. This is horseshit. I’m sure other teams use technology to steal signs, but the Astros’ major sin wasn’t the actual stealing of signs; it was the communicating of those signs to batters in real time. This is a difference in kind, not a difference in degree. And anybody who covers baseball should know that.
  3. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    I give it better than even odds that a lot more will come out. There’s been whispers of all sorts of shady shit the Astros have been doing for years now, but baseball’s omertà code kept it all from becoming anything more than whispers. But it would now seem that code has been thrown out the window. We’re gonna hear more about stolen signs, and maybe more about other ways in which the Astros cheated, like pitchers using foreign substances and the front office doctoring the advanced analytics on their prospects.
  4. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    I must apologize to José Altuve. According to super trustworthy sources there are a number of very good and totally believable reasons he didn’t want his shirt ripped off after hitting a walk off HR to send his team to the WS. These are: 1) His wife wouldn’t have liked it 2) He has a really shitty tattoo on his chest 3) He has the “wrong” number of nipples 4) He spilled mustard on his undershirt 5) He’s embarrassed about how buff he is 6) He’d accidentally taped a baby monitor to his chest, but it wasn’t turned on and even if it was the baby on the other end hadn’t been briefed on the stolen signs As you can see these are all perfectly acceptable reasons for not wanting your shirt ripped off. So please, learn the facts and just move on.
  5. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    So Carlos Correa has been getting a lot of (undeserved) praise over the last couple of days for giving maybe the least shitty apology of all the Astro personnel. But today he went out there and played the victim because he doesn’t like other players calling him and his teammates cheaters. Which you know, they fucking are. This asshole who lied and obfuscated for three years had the fucking gall to say other players needed learn the facts. Oh, and he also said Altuve didn’t want his jersey ripped off because he has a shitty tattoo.
  6. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Mike Bolsinger on why he’s suing: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-im-suing-the-houston-astros-over-their-cheating/2020/02/13/c15bef00-4e9f-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html%3foutputType=amp
  7. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Bill Plaschke published an article today about how Rob Manfred’s shady handling of the Astros scandal is more damaging to baseball than the actual Astros scandal. So yeah, thanks a lot Astros and MLB for putting me on the same side as Bill fucking Plaschke.
  8. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Oh also, former pitcher Mike Bolsinger, who got lit up by the Astros in his last appearance in the bigs, is suing them. The case probably won’t go anywhere, but it could get real interesting if it makes it to the discovery stage.
  9. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    LOL, watching a clip of Bregman talking to reporters and spouting a line about ball players being human beings and human beings make mistakes, and in the background you can hear another player (Altuve I think) saying pretty much the EXACT SAME THING. Way to speak from the heart guys.
  10. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    So the Astros big apology extravaganza went well today. I guess when Jim Crane said that the Astros were gonna come out as a team and issue a full-throated apology, what he meant was that Dusty Baker(?) was going to apologize.
  11. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Meh, old news. The only interesting thing out of the rules change announcement is that apparently the home plate umpire will be the one who gets to decide whether or not a pitcher can come out due to injury before facing three batters.
  12. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Red Sox name Ron Roenicke their new interim manager. They say the “interim” will be dropped after the MLB investigation into their sign stealing is completed. Which says to me that the Sawks thinks there’s at least a possibility that Roenicke will be named in the MLB’s report.
  13. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Fans of small market teams should want a salary floor even more than fans of large market teams. Imagine being a Marlins fan and watching your $30-$40mm payroll team suck every year while the owners pull in $70-$80mm of revenue sharing alone every year.
  14. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Yep, give these dickbags with $30mm payrolls a shot a title and pretty soon nobody’s gonna want to put money on the field. If you really want to encourage competitiveness, here’s an idea; institute a salary floor. Some of these teams are in the black before they sell a single ticket due to revenue sharing. If teams like the Dodgers and Yankees are gonna subsidize teams like the Marlins and Orioles let’s at least make sure that money is being put back on the fucking field, rather than going directly into some cheapskate owners bank account.
  15. Myshkin

    MLB 2020: This One’s For Kobe

    Apparently Trever Bauer’s not happy about the new postseason proposal either. Here’s what he had to say: ”No idea who made this new playoff format proposal, but Rob is responsible for releasing it, so I’ll direct this to you, Rob Manfred. Your proposal is absurd for too many reasons to type on twitter and proves you have absolutely no clue about baseball. You’re a joke.”
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