Category Archive 'Baseball'

08 Apr 2016

“The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball”

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Ty Cobb would have kicked his Asiatic ass.

Jay Caspian Kang, delivers for the New York Times, one of those insolent and offensive expressions of the support for minority vulgarity and vices as a perverse kind of contrarian opposition to the values and culture of the European-descended American majority.

By instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” It has been this way since I left Boston at age 10 to move to North Carolina, a state with no notable baseball team save the minor-league Durham Bulls, who, at least when I was growing up, seemed more a Hollywood relic than a ball club. Freed from having to like the Red Sox, I began to root for Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics, mostly because I liked how deeply he squatted while taking a lead off first base. He seemed as if he were taunting the pitcher. As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates, I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice.

Read the whole thing.

Nothing guarantees acceptance and applause by prestige publications in the community of fashion than some vigorous expressions of racial and cultural treason.

30 May 2014

Star Wars Baseball

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11 Feb 2014

Abbott & Costello Predicted




Hat tip to Sarah Jenislawski.

07 Mar 2011

Flowchart: Choosing a Baseball Team to Support


chart excerpt

I don’t care anything about baseball, but I found the decision chart amusing.

From Mollie Hemingway.

21 Aug 2010

The Wrong Stuff and the Right Stuff

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We missed this 3:54 video of unmanly behavior from last week which went viral. The young lady says she broke up with him for other reasons than being struck by the ball he ducked.

Hat tip to John Hinderaker.

then found the perfect counterexample. 1:36 video

20 Jun 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Ouch! I don’t get to type this often…: “He had acetylene torch injury to the penis.”


John Hinderaker from Power-Line, respects Obama’s behavior.


Conservative cultural commentary venues The Notes and Culture11 went under. (link 1 & link 2).

Some people think they were not populist enough, but I am inclined to believe that the fact I never previously heard of either one of them could be part of the problem.


Cigarettes $10 a pack in NYC.

New Yorkers ought to take up chewing tobacco.


Write fiction based on your own life experience and they’ll sue you.

Hat tip to Walter Olson.

15 Jul 2009

Obama Booed in St. Louis

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The crowd booed him, and his opening pitch at yesterday’s All-Star Game apparently failed to reach the plate. Fox News charitably avoided broadcasting the humiliating results. Looks like the magic is starting to ebb.

1:03 video

Hat tip to Gateway Pundit.


UPDATE 7/16:

The contention was made in Comments that Obama wasn’t really booed. The commenter argued that a few people always boo, but more people cheered Obama, this commenter asserted.

In reply, commenter T&L44 supplied a link to this 1:01 video
which provides a fuller view of Obama’s sissy pitch and in which the boos (and an announcer commenting on them) are very distinctly audible.

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