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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Chicago, Gangsters, Domestic Violence, and Crime (The Valentine’s Day Edition)

Happy Valentines Day!

Former Reds pitcher David Wells tweeted a photo claiming that his wife bit him for cheating on her.

Then his wife tweeted this photo:

Was he cheating on her with David Cone?  I hope this is not the joke that it appears.  David Wells is > Kenny Powers.

Yoga pants are under attack.  Really, the ultra extremists in this country have a lot more in common with the Taliban than they do with America.  Can we just stop this conversation now?  Whether it be Yoga pants, leggings or etc.  there is a place for them in this country.  Want to talk about banning something?  How about  hair buns, high waist jeans, and flats.

Go America!  Lets start the protest against the protest right now!


I spent nearly a week in Chicago last June.  Made two trips to Wrigley.  The place is still a dump.  There’s not a good seat in the entire park and on June 26th it was so damn cold, I had to leave early.  Chicago is a great place if you like beer, food, and educated women.  Chicago is a horrible place if you like baseball.  Well, Wrigley field is being renovated:

This offseason, the long-awaited ballpark expansion and restoration, now known as The 1060 Project, is underway. This upgrade is designed to ensure the viability of the ballpark for future generations of Cubs fans, while preserving the beauty, charm and historic features fans have come to know and love.

The four-year plan — which will include structural upgrades; improved player facilities, new fan amenities, outfield signage, including a video board in left field, expanded concessions, new and improved restroom facilities, and much more — will be undertaken in four separate phases, beginning with the conclusion of the 2014 baseball season. Here’s what you can expect in each of the next four years at the corner of Clark and Addison.

Will fans still have to wait in long lines to pee in a horse trough?

Roger Goodell made $35 million dollars for doing absolutely nothing in 2014.  How hard is it to get up every morning, go to the office and not make decisions and have no repercussions to your lack of decision making.  Goodell is a New York City rich kid who has never had to sit in a job interview in his life.  He has not one thing in common with the average NFL fan except perhaps IQ.  He is the face of Wall Street.  The face of handouts and legacies.   Never being accountable, never having to earn anything but handed over the reins to powerful institutions because he happens to be old, fat, white and someone’s son.  But the new MLB commissioner is probably worse. According to Yahoo Sports, Rob Manfred says he believes going to a Super Bowl type biding process to see who will host the MLB All-Star game.  I just can’t tell you how little I think of the All-Star game but its a big deal to a lot of fans and it should remain as far from NFL like handling as is possible.

Cops mishandled the Aaron Hernandez investigation.  They showed up at his house at 10:30 pm and knocked on the door.  No one answered so they walked around for a long time. Their evidence is crumbling as they are now relying on the “it took him a long time to answer the door” proof of guilt.   However, Hernandez screwed up by giving in and talking.  The Patriot’s knew that Hernandez was being invested within hours after the murder according to Yahoo Sports and cut him within hours of his arrest.  If that would have been you or me that the cops found rental keys from a car we rented in the jacket of a dead person, they would’ve sought a warrant and knocked down our doors.

The Reds have one legitimate really good hitter and his name is Joey Votto.  People in this town that are bad at math are already bitching about Votto.  Marty Brennaman made some kind of ridiculous remark on WLW yesterday about if Votto wants to lead the league in OBP, then the Reds are in trouble.  Baloney.  That statement is pure Thom Foolery.

Does Marty B. even know who has led the league in OBP over the last 40 years?

Here is every person who has led the NL in OBP from 1974 to 2014 (23 names):

McCutchen, Votto, Pujols, Chipper Jones, Bonds, Helton, Larry Walker, McGwire, Sheffield, Gwynn, Dykstra, Lonnie Smith, Kal Daniels, Jack Clark, Raines, Pedro Guerrero, Gary Mathews, Mike Schmidt, Keith Hernandez, Pete Rose, Jeff Burroughs, Reggie Smith, Joe Morgan.

Want to go back further?

How about:

Ken Singleton, Morgan, Mays, Carty, McCovey, Rose, Allen, Santo, Mathews, Frank Robinson, Wally Moon, Ashburn, Joe Cunningham, Musial, Jackie Robinson, Ralph friggin Kiner.

Takes up to through the 1950s.

I can’t help but wonder if the same people who complain about Votto getting on base, think Todd Frazier is a “gamer.”

Wondering about Valentine’s Day?  Well me neither but I want to fill this post with more insanity, so here it goes:

According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Bugs Moran was a Chicago Northsider and leader of the Irish Catholic mob.  Moran invented the drive by shooting.  Tired of the drive by shootings, Al Capone staged a ambush one infamous Valentine’s Day.  The site of the Valentine’s Day massacre has not been preserved and is now a parking lot to some kind of hospital.

Happy February 14th everyone.