Welcome to the 62nd edition of Tuesdays With Mitch, where I have a shortened post due to the holiday weekend. I was too busy eating burgers and steaks and drinking (lots and lots of) beer the past few days to be a productive blogger. Oh well. Let’s get into it…
We’re jumping straight into weekly departments.
Douche of the week:
Giant’s color commentator Mark Krukow accusing Troy Tulowitzki of cheating is as douchey as it gets. This story is now a week old, but it’s still annoying. Of course, it was longtime Giants’ broadcaster Jon Miller who accused the Rockies of cheating by switching out humidor balls with non-humidor balls a couple of summers back. And now we have another instance of someone on the Giants’ payroll publicly ringing a bell that can’t be unrung. Calling into question the integrity and reputation of an orginization and player should not be taken lightly. These guys seem to do it whenever the Rockies win a few games over the Giants.
What bugs me the most about all this is the way the Giants, their (mostly new) fans and broadcasters all act like they are suddenly God’s gift to the game of baseball because they won two World Series. They’re now as bad as Cardinals fans (and broadcasters) in thinking they are baseball royalty.
Obviously the easiest retort to these bizarre accusations is to bring up the size of Barry Bonds’ head. Miller and Krukow didn’t have much to say about that when Bonds was cheating his way to record-breaking seasons.
Everyone associated with the Giants is pretty much a douche bag.
Stud of the week:
Never let a foul ball interrupt a midgame snack. This super chill bro is how we should all aspire to catch a foul ball, complete with the Oh hey I got you this to the ladyfriend.
Tweet of the week: Dick Vitale’s Twitter account remains awesome because of stuff like this.
He’s the best, BABY.
Vine of the week:
You might need to watch this a few times before realizing what you’re looking at, and I’m not talking about Ian Desmond or his bat.
Gross, dude. That head-snap is no joke.
This is another pretty cool way to catch a foul ball. Not as cool as our snack-eating stud, but still worth a spot this week.
The end of this Lance Stephenson flop is just hilarious.
Check out this classic 5-6 putout:
And finally, we can all use more angry Charles Barkley in our lives.
Happy Tuesday everybody. Thanks for reading. I should have more for you next week. See ya then.
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