Saturday, November 25, 2006

Play of the Year

While Carson sorts through the rumors and misinformation that haunts the Hot Stove League like an ugly ex-girlfriend (why did you date her, anyway?), I'm going to shift my focus and do a "year in review" type thing. I'm going to offer up the best of best, from the Phillies, the Pirates, and the first 6 months of WSBGM's. All winners of these prestigious categories will receive a trophy like the one pictured to the right, being held (and kissed very lovingly) by Lesbian...errr,...Ladies PGA tour member Kristie Kerr. Today, the first award is handed out for:

Play of the Year

Runners-up:
1) Aaron Rowand smashing his grill in centerfield - "For who? My teammates. For what? To win." The greatest catch in Phillies history? Probably. But not enough to win Play of the Year.

2) Shane Victorino running over Paul LoDuca - more home plate collisions and bench-clearing brawls would be good for baseball. Violence in sports is down. Hockey players don't fight anymore, you can't lead with your helmet in football, and Jeff Van Gundy hardly ever bum-rushes the court and grabs Alonzo Mourning's leg these days. Baseball can secure some of the "violent sports" market by glorifying plays like this. I'm just doing my part.

3) Ryan Howard crushing a pitch 800 feet to centerfield - just think what would happen if Ryan Howard got to face Gavin Floyd in a game. Forget Asburn Alley, I think he could reach Darien St.

winner:
Sal Fasano and his fake throw to second - enjoy your trophy, Sal, you big dumb animal.


Corey

20 comments:

GM-Carson said...

that trophy looks an awful like what i pack in my trouseers.

sal is a big dumb animal...what a following for such a crappy player. i say sign him again to a minor league deal.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

carson, you think that trophy looks like female genitalia? better take another look...

corey

GM-Carson said...

i set myself up for that one. way to take the bait, and slam it home...asshole.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

i'm just guessing this is not the first time you have used "slam it home" and "asshole" in the same sentence...

corey

GM-Carson said...

wow, you're on fire today! glad i can be the recipient of the brunt of your jokes.

rumors- none, the phils hot stove has gone cold...c'mon gillick!

~carson

michael said...

anyone who ever says Sal Fasano was a good player should watch that video over and over again. it was hilarious.

GM-Carson said...

rowand's play will go down in hisory (like columbus), but sal's fake-out is classic!

~carson

GM-Carson said...

check out our other blog, http://morehardball.blogspot.com , for a good laugh.

Maria said...

Sal was such a joke. But that fake was classic.

Carson you got burned. I enjoy the early morning humor though.

Sal said...

Damn. Sal has always made a habit of showin' up when good folks give him awards...but youse guys got him torn on this one. As discussed, this here was a painful moment for Sal. And there's an awful lot of shittin' on old Sallie goin' on in these here comments.

Anyways, thanks for the award. Just send Sal's agent the cash.

Fu Manchu,
Sal

skeeter said...

hilarious...

BloodStripes said...

Very phallic trophy Kristie is kissing there. Its a bit deformed. Should'nt the ball be a bit lower?

Don't worry Sal. Everyone does something embarrassing once in a while, but that was a real rib tickler. Good job, well done. Enjoy this prestigious award.

das411 said...

As if Sal was not going to live on in Phillies legend already!!

I totally do not remember seeing this happen either, when was this play?

GM-Carson said...

it happened either late april or early may because i first posted the video on may 4th.

GM-Carson said...

sal you da man!

and i was serious about signing him to a minor league deal incase ruiz or coste get hurt.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

thank goodness we didn't trade for estrada. go look at his career #'s and tell me you don't think we can get that production from ruiz and coste. i think our catchers will out perform estrada.

~carson

michael said...

your crazy about signing sal even to a minor league contract. i never want to see him in a phils uni as long as i live. and we dont have to worry about estrada coming here yet because he got traded to the brewers today.

GM-Carson said...

michael- i made the estrada comment because of the trade.

sal is a funny dude. we could do worse for an emergency 3rd catcher tutoring putchers at triple A.

~carson

michael said...

oh sorry sir. i read too fast and missed that. duh.

yeah, i guess we could do much worse but i dont know i just never liked him.

GM-Carson said...

i only liked sal because of the long greasy hair and fu manchu...classic. he did hit that one bomb at the Cit that went into the RF upperdeck...gut power!

~carson