Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Dear Baseball Hero...

Dear Scott Graham,

I wrote this blog, to tell you how much I enjoy your delicious ice cream flavor. Granted, your commercials were tedious, overplayed and historically annyoing. Also, I think you kind of sucked as an announcer. But, in the end, you weren't nearly as intolerable as that ass-clown Chris Wheeler. As a parting gift, I offer to you the greatest tribute we here at WSBGM's can give...a song in your honor. Good luck calling Drexel basketball and I-AA football games for the next ten years.

to the tune of My Generation by The Who:

People try to be real m-m-mean (Talkin' 'bout my Graham Slam ice cream)
Just because he has his own ice cream (Talkin' 'bout my Graham Slam ice cream)
Things he says sound awful b-b-bold (Talkin' 'bout my Graham Slam ice cream
Fire Wheels now before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my Graham Slam ice cream)

This is my Scottie Graham
This is my Scottie Graham, baby

We'll miss you Scott. Could you please take Wheels with you?

Sincerely,
WSBGM's

33 comments:

skeeter said...

This somewhat upsets. I went to 610 today for an interview and while waiting there I listened to Cataldi and Marzano talk about this. It caught me completely off guard. Then it was on my mind and now I think messed up my interview. DAMN YOU GRAHAM!

GM-Carson said...

corey- as always, ppure genius. i love your lil diddies that you do. i think "bohemian manuel" needs to make a return appearance with slight revisions.

~carson

BenJah said...

just out of curiosity (and some phlog-burnout) are there any such polls/discussion coming for the buccos?? they're farther away from contention, but still an interesting team; decent young pitching potential, plus jack wilson and my man-love: jason bay

BloodStripes said...

No more Scotty ice cream? What the.....? As long as Larry Anderson stays I'm happy. He's good value.

Bye bye Scotty

das411 said...

I for one am gonna miss Graham, does this mean we have to listen to that Franske dude more now??

GM-Carson said...

benjah- i'll pass along that bucco request to corey. i was also thinking about doing a phucco phlashback or tag team here this offseason. most of the people who come here are phils fans, but the pirates ned love too.

we got wes helms....at least that's less at bats for no-hit nunez.

~carson

Maria said...

I love Nunez. Anyway I'm glad Scott Graham is leaving, I'm sorry but I cringed everytime he called a HR ball.

GM-Carson said...

maria- typing the words "i love nunez" is borderline grounds for banishment.

GM-Carson said...

i've been slacking on the pirates because, well, the pirates slack on us. but i've got some pirates stuff coming in the future...as soon as i can find info on the cuban pitcher, etc.

corey

goDuke said...

We got Wes Helms to replace no hit nunez. 2 years 5.5 mil, with an option for a 3rd. Nice work on the Graham Slam. So glad he's gone.

GM-Carson said...

the phils should bring back kruk for the booth! he was the best, he told it exactly how it was...no sugar coating it.

goDuke said...

The Krukker in the booth would be great. He is the man... but now that he's on ESPN, I doubt there is any way that the Phils could get him.

Los said...

I'll be honest - I liked Scott Graham. I'll miss him if it's truly over. Hopefully, they won't bring back Andy Musser.

goDuke said...

Andy was better then wheels though! They should get Johnny Marz!!!

goDuke said...

Read that Gillick said they are gonna look for help at catcher too. So no standing pat with Coste and Ruiz. I think the Phils might actually be gearing up for a run...

GM-Carson said...

graham wasn't that bad, it's just fun to rag on him.

personally i think ruiz/coste is the best option for the cost and production. estrada is a good catcher, but he's not worth trading for unless all it takes is madson and floyd.

~carson

michael said...

ugh..i can't stand listening to john marzano speak, his awful philly accent is sooo grating. callin everyone "cuz", what a douche. noone from WIP deserves to call any philly sports games.

ruiz/coste i'm ok with, i dont think catcher is really something the team needs to address right now. possibly down the line for some insurance in case coste's past season was a huge fluke but theres a lot of other things that need to be taken care of first.

GM-Carson said...

i actually think coste's season was a fluke. i expect more along the lines of a .260ish average with poor on base %, but ok slugging. that's still not horrible though.

goDuke said...

That wang Eskin said yesterday that the Phils have NO interest in Estrada. (of course I only bother putting him on when Jody Mac is on commercial on the way home so I don't know what he had to back that up)

michael said...

Eskin 99% of the time has no idea what he is talking about. he pretends he's so in the know but he talks out of his ass most of the time. i stopped listening to that station a loong time ago. i have XM so i listen to the mlb station when regarding "sports talk"

voice of reason said...

But it was a helluva good ice cream!!!

Except it gives me gas. Y'know, lactose intolerance.

GM-Carson said...

lactose intollerence is a pain in the arse.

i'm getting XM radio for christmas...can't wait!

~carson

BenJah said...

xm blows, go sirius!

GM-Carson said...

i want xm for baseball, sirius has stern but no mlb.

michael said...

the great xm/sirius debate..its all what your interests are. xm has what i want in terms of more in depth song playlists for their music channels, every single mlb game in which you hear the local feeds which i like a lot. and i havent given a shit about stern in years so that means nothing for me. but for mlb alone you'll really enjoy it.

GM-Carson said...

i'm going with xm because i want to hear my phils wherever i'm at. it'll be cool to listen to other team's broadcasters too. i heard xm has decent music too. i'm looking for punk and 80's.

GM-Carson said...

"That wang Eskin" - perfect.

one eskin story - my buddies and i snuck a 12 pack of piels beer into the spectrum for the lasalle v. temple A10 tourney game in '02. we were loaded when we got to the spectrum, so the piels put us over the edge. we were sitting right beside the tunnel at the one end and in the 2nd half that bitch eskin walked out of the tunnel (like he's a player or something). we screamed ungodly things at him for 10 mintues before we were "escorted" to a different section of the arena. best part, the security guard said he didn't kick us out because he hated eskin too. i can't stand that fur-caot wearing d-bag.

xm or sirius? radio should be like women...free with frequent station changes...

oh yeah, baseball...ummmm...wes helms is pretty cool, i guess.

corey

michael said...

haha great eskin story. yeah him and the goddamn furs. i remember him on that huge bilboard "modeling" them..douche chills. how anybody thinks of him as cool is beyond me, when he tries to talk "street" on his show he sounds like my grandmother. just stop it already.

yeah the paying for radio stinks but its really not much, 12$ a month..thats nothing.

oh yeah, wes helms...who saw this coming.........

voice of reason said...

Yeah, he's the "king" alright!

Heard the promo for SportsTalk 950 comparing the "guy on the other station" to the character on Burger King commercials? Funny thing is, there is a strong resemblance between the "kings"!!

Also, Eskin has seemed less arrogant since Jody Mac came to town. Funny what a little competition can do for one's humility (or lack of).

skeeter said...

Yes...I love people hating on eskin. Just today I had him on (i dont know why) and he said there was a six car accident at pres blvd and city ave...which is where i live. I was on my way home and was all pissed cause it was gonna be horrible traffic. i get on city line...and there is no godamn accident at all! that son of a bitch lied to me.

fans said...

Thanks for your Graham update. We liked listening to the radio coverage during Phils games - as Larry Anderson would let his guard down. John Marz is horrible - he calls everyone "this kid" and repeats himself continuously.

GM-Carson said...

jonnie marz took a few too many bats and foul balls off his catchers mask back in the day.

GM-Carson said...

looks like jd "i hate your guts" drew walked away from 3 yr 33 mil with the dodgers fror 4 yr 48 mil from beantown...glad we didn't sign him, or i would have been arrested on assault and "battery" charges.

~carson