A quick note before I relate this latest misadventure of the star-crossed Macondo franchise: I will no longer waste my time trying to upload images to this lame, primitive site only to be greeted by a message that the file … Continue reading
Whelp, I don’t know about your rooting innerests but the Feesh have got some weird stuff to do this orfseason. They will be replacing an even dozen free agent or retirement holes in the roster, trying to protect their best … Continue reading
History will report the 2019 Bums season died due to their boolpen collapse in the top of the 10th, crowned by the hammer blow of Howie Kendricks. But I’m here to disabuse you of that fancy. No, the end began … Continue reading
Two more teams about whom I couldn’t care less, playing a dumbed down version of baseball designed for the lowbrow set, collide tonight…er…someplace. I like Oakland but really haven’t paid that much attention to either team this season. My choice is based mainly on Oakland featuring Yoshi’s sushi bar and jazz club. It’s also not far from East Bay Vivarium, a terrific reptile store in Berkeley.
But the rest of you, go ahead and talk about it. Yawn.
A couple of weeks ago one of the regular Feesh Stripes correspondents summarized a prior night’s blowout as a “tough loss,” and I demurred. To me, a “tough loss” was a synonym for “one that got away,” a game you … Continue reading
Right now, there is exactly one, and only one, genuinely marketable Feesh plying the waters of Macondo Banana Massacre Field, namely, catcher Jorge Alfaro. Traded to the Teal Terroirs for J T Realmuto just prior to spring training: Alfaro has … Continue reading
Opening day dawned windy and wet here in Macondo, quivering on the cusp of monsoon season. Fans, such as Beep Beep’s ham-handed, blundering efforts at community relations have left identifying themselves as such, occupied Macondo Banana Massacre Field to the … Continue reading
Macondoans, our long local nightmare is over. The purgatory of J T Realmuto ended yesterday when he was traded to the land of horrible horsemeat and Velveeta™ sandwiches, or, from a more positive perspective, to a genuine contender. Yes, he’ll … Continue reading
Former all-star pitcher, three-time 20-game winner for the Borg, pitching coach for the Borg and Mutts and all-round elder statesman for MLB Mel Stottlemyre died in Seattle at 77 following a lengthy battle with cancer today. He got into one … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages! (With apologies to Claude Kirchener): It sometimes felt like it would never get here but 2019 has arrived, and most of the hot stove questions that lour’d upon our rooting interests are … Continue reading
Here’s your all-purpose trade or fade headquarters for the Weenter Meetings. I rarely venture out into that unnatural meteorological aberration meself, being a tropical creature and all that, but there are presumably great doings being planned, executed and abandoned out … Continue reading
As I do every year, I am dedicating our Thanksgiving to the memory of the twenty million or so Native Americans who were shot, starved, exiled, sickened, betrayed and herded into near-extinction while over a roughly 300 year period we … Continue reading
The news came as no surprise. Early this morning the phone rang and someone handed it to Christian Yelich, late of the Macondo Feesh. “You’ve won the National League MVP award for batting .326 with 36 home runs and 110 … Continue reading
To the sadness of comic book fans of all ages, the great Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Ant Man and others, but especially to be remembered as the godfather of Howard the Duck (whose name … Continue reading
You heard it here first back in spring training. J T Realmuto has had it with the Feesh. After verbally spanking their terrific young catcher in March for asking to be traded in the wake of Beep Beep’s demolition derby, … Continue reading