Sunday, July 29, 2012


Curtis Granderson made a rare misplay in the outfield and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-6.

I spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter trying to be rational with douchebag trolls who overwhelm the Twittersphere with their asshat opinions and negativity.
Yesterday, I had a Twitter exchange with a chick who ripped on someone sporting an Inge shirt at the Rogers Centre.
My question to her was - "Why wouldn't you wear one?"
Inge played in Detroit for 12 seasons and served every role the Tigers asked of him. He was a catcher - the Tigers signed Pudge Rodriguez. Inge moved to the outfield - the Tigers signed Magglio Ordonez. Inge moved to third base - the Tigers signed Miguel Cabrera. Inge tried his hand at DH - the Tigers signed Victor Martinez...and, ultimately, Prince Fielder. Inge was booed, unmercifully, in Detroit and, ultimately lost self-confidence. The fans turned on a good guy and ran him out of town.
Now, the Oakland A's are paying Inge only a prorated portion of the $480,000 minimum - or about $412,000. The Tigers are paying the remainder of the $5,308,743 he was owed when they released him.
So, the A's are paying Brandon Inge $412,000 to hit 11 homers and 48 RBIs.
Better than everyone on the Tigers' roster except Miggy and Prince!
But the troll's argument was, "He's only hitting .206."
Yesterday, the Tigers managed ONE fuckin' run against the most depleted and injury-ravaged pitching staff in baseball - the Blue Jays. They're not exactly the Lords of the Lumber!
Saturday: The Tigers, who don't need any help hitting, lost 5-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brandon Inge's new team, the Oakland A's, beat the Orioles 6-1 last night.
Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter hit 2-run jacks.
The Atletics are 18-3 (.857) in July. If they can win one more game before the month ends, they'll finish with a better winning percentage than the 1931 club (26-7, .788).
These cats are firing on all cylinders.

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