I'm not even going to give any context, just watch this clip.
This has to be the most old man yells at clouds take of all time. Like it blows my mind that someone even came up with this take... actually on second thought it is right on par with baseball dinosaurs who would rather watch the sport they love die than adapt to modern times.
Basically the Dodgers weren't wearing batting practice gear and Braves announcer Joe Simpson made it seem like they whipped their cocks out and starting swinging them like bats for BP.
Oh my God, you guys...Chase Utley wore a K cancer shirt during BP, what a scumbag!
T-shirts in late July in ATLANTA? No way!
Put on your jackets with your name on them so the losers who show up 3 hours before the game starts can identify you.
He tried to say that Dodger fans who traveled to the game wouldn't recognize the players. First off that's an idiotic take. Anybody traveling to an away game, GOING to batting practice knows who's on the team. But then again, I mean maybe he's right... there's 18 gingers on the Dodgers, so you'd never be able to spot out Justin Turner (and his horrible hair). Just like how Chase Utley is one of the younger guys on the team, so you'd never be able to tell the different between him and Cody "Who is Jerry Seinfeld?" Bellinger. Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor might as well be identical twins.
I mean come on dude? This is exactly what is wrong with baseball. Old dudes like you getting offended by fucking t-shirts. Tell him Vince!
It's kind of fucked up to say but I cannot wait until the old generation of baseball guys is dead or at least out of the game. I bet this guy also hates bat flips, hats that aren't 100% straight, facial hair players, the DH, interracial marriage, freedom, and women's reproductive rights. Baseball is my favorite sport (until football season) and I want to see the game live on. Guys like this are crippling the game. We need to adapt and make shit more fun and interesting. Things like cool shirts, and a little extra swag are only going to help the game. Go get your milk of magnesia and take a chill pill (xanny).
P.S. I absolutely love the Dodger players having a little fun with this stupid ass story. Kike Hernandez is quickly becoming one of my favorite non-Red Sox players.
Former Dodger and current Atlanta Brave (on the 60 day DL) got in on the fun as well in a more serious fashion.
I agree, Jason. Chase looks awesome.
I know who else would agree. #makebaseballfunagain
I kind of hate myself for hating Lebron James less and less as the years go by. Man I'm getting soft. As a Celtics fan he's still a huge rival; but in his defense I feel like he's matured a little and isn't the same guy who thought it was necessary to have "the decision" and say the Miami Heat were gonna win 15 straight titles. I just wanted the C's to beat him on his way out of Cleveland (just like in 2010) more than anything this last postseason. Yeah the C's may have suffered the same fate as Cleveland and been swept by Golden State (although I think they would've for sure won at least one game), but being able to say you sent Lebron out of Cleveland (again) would've more more satisfying than those soap cutting videos that keep showing up on my discover page on insta. The Celts came sooo fucking close, and probably would've beaten the Cavs if Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown decided to show up in game 7, but they were a young ass team who far exceeded expectations this postseason with the brightest star giving us this moment to remember forever against King James.
But as I get older, I can't help but appreciate his game, and all the things he can do with a basketball. The same thing happened to me with Peyton Manning. I still think Lebron is a huge ass hole with all the drama and antics, but before he was a gapping ass hole, so I guess things have sorta improved. I think it's cause as I get older I care less and less about sports as I did when I was a teen or even in my early 20's. If 2011 Dozah was around now he'd kick my ass.
I gotta give Lebron credit here as he continues to chisel away at the "I hate everything Lebron wall" that I've had up for a decade with this clip from his new HBO show The Shop. The series has already has stirred some controversy with Alabama and Nick Saban as they both think they're the first person with the idea of a show based around barbershop banter.
Gotta love how Lebron is sticking to the exact same formula with Jon Stewart playing the role of the token white guy.
Relax, Jon. He didn't just tell you he has cancer--- it's fucking talk show.
In the clip Lebron says he regrets naming his first born Lebron.
"Obviously, when I was younger, I didn’t have a dad. So my whole thing was like, ‘Whenever I have a kid, not only is he going to be a junior, I’m going to do everything that this man didn’t do."
Much like how regular non-professional athletes do, Lebron James also has grown and matured with age. I really appreciate him now being able to understand the mistake he made my naming his son Lebron James, Jr. Even though 14 years ago he wasn't nearly as big of a star as he is now, he was still pretty fucking famous with the brightest of futures ahead of him. Everybody had known the name since he was like 15.
Personally, I HATE when people name their kids after them, and I'm talking if like a dentist or cop did. With famous people do so it's even worse. You're just setting the bar so high from the absolute jump. I do not envy Jr's at all. Plus Jr's are just so much easier to remember. Like Michael Jordan's kids sucked at basketball but they weren't Jr's and most people likely don't remember their names, so as far as the average fan is concerned they never even existed. They way I see it is you need to let your kids have there own identity and also not be constantly compared to you. To paraphrase what Stevie Nicks once said let them go their own way. Although I completely understand his reasons at the time, they make a lot of sense given his upbringing. Lebron grew up without a father so he wanted to do everything he could do to not be like his, and that he wanted to give his son his name. In a way I can almost admire it, I just think you're putting your kid in a much tougher position than necessary. So congrats Lebron for understand that now.
As for the show itself. I cannot wait. I fucking love black barbershops, they look so fun, but I have long flowing locks it just doesn't compute. This may be problematic but I need gay dude or fat white lady cutting my hair. It's just different, I don't do barbershop cuts. Sometimes for work I have to go into them and it's always a good time, I try to drag out my visits for as long as possible. Lot of great sports talk and ragging on each other. Which are two of my favorite talking points. The positive stereotypes are real AF. Every black barbershop I've ever been to is the same.
I also love anything (of quality) that gives a more inside look at athletes and celebs as normal people. Given this is an HBO production I don't think quality is something we'll have to worry about. Plus Lebron's whole thing right now is "I'm more than an athlete" and I think this show will broadcast that even more. And I mean look at the fucking crowd in there.... Snoop, Odell, Draymond Green, Maverick Carter (I still don't know who he is but am pretty sure he's a big deal), Jon Stewart. I'm sure other episodes will have other big names as well, but I just cannot wait to check this show out when it starts and hear what they have to say about life outside of sports and give a more authentic reaction to what goes on the field/court. Between this and Hard Knocks it's a great time to be HBO sports. I'm such a fucking fair person man, I really am praising Lebron for admitting he's made a mistake because I'm pretty sure this is only the 2nd documented time this has ever happened. Anyways The Shop opens up a month from today on August 28th. Only on HBO (and also youtube and twitter, anywhere were clips are shown).
Song: Higher Ground (live)
Artist: Stevie Wonder
It didn't just happen, but man is my mind kind of blow with this one.
I still can't believe Lebron really went to L.A. Reverse Shaq over here, Miami THEN LA. I know they were a front runner all along...obviously--they just signed the guy, but I really didn't think this would happen?
I mean I get it, if you look at it how any human would in a regular job setting,.,, it's Cleveland vs. Los fucking Angeles, baby. It's a no brainer.
But other than that, if I'm Lebron I stay in Cleveland.
I know Cleveland's roster is sort in disarray currently, but I feel like it's the ultimate spot for him to be since he's basically the judge, jury and executioner in Cleveland. He ran that organization and city. As now Cleveland is almost immedaitely in a recession now that Lebron is taking his talents to Rodeo Drive. Please make sure to read that correctly as "Ro-day-o".
The Lakers are the Lakers and historically don't have "long" runs of futility, plus adding Lebron immediately adds like 20 wins, they're expected to make another splash, but then what you're the 4th best team in the West? At this point is it really about setting up for life after basketball?
It's a conversation that has been beaten to death but being in the East has given Lebron pretty much a cake-walk to the Finals for 8 straight seasons. I guess he really is just that worried about his father Jayson Tatum and former running mate Kyrie Irving taking over the conference? Better to lose to the Rockets in the 2nd round then get swept by your biggest rivals just as they are getting back to the mountain top?
That really was the final highlight of the season as things quickly went south when that should've been a seminal moment in NBA history had the baby-faced Celtics been able to fight back to win game 7 at home.
But seriously other than the whole living in LA aspect which granted is a giant one. At this point in his career is huge. Space Jam 2 is coming out, much like Tom Brady the end is much closer than the beginning at this point so I guess it's like he's going to retire in LA before his career dies? Like when your Grandparents move to Florida. Still wouldn't rule out a final season or two return to Cleveland to be with "loved" ones before his career goes into the metaphorical cemetery.
Personally I'm kind of bummed to see Lebron head west. My relationship with Lebron is complex. I went from hating everything about him, like El Pres level trolling/hate in the Celtics hayday, really until he went back to Cleveland. The romantic in me wants him to stay in Cleveland where he is literally all that city has. It's kind of unfair for him to be so directly connected to his hometown team. Like if Joe Mauer had left the Twins when he was still elite would half of the sports world hate him for it?
As a Celtics fan I really wanted to beat him in the ECF this year man, they fucking should've done it. The youth just finally caught up to them. It really was such a surprising, incredible season, so many what could've beens, but as of now the future looks bright.
The obvious story line is that of a potential Celtics-Lakers Kyrie vs. Lebron Finals which would be all time sports television, I just don't know how possible it could really be this season? The west is stacked. This stat is so stupid it made me laugh. The only active players in the Eastern conference who have finished in the top 5 in the MVP voting before are Blake Griffin and mother fucking Joakim Noah.
INSTANT MID BLOG NEWS BRAKE: MY HEART IS BROKEN INTO A MILLION AND NINE PIECES NOT RAJON.
Lebron and Rondo WHAT THE FUCK?!?!
Maybe they will win the West?
I'll end with this what do you think constitutes a successful LA run for Lebron? If he doesn't make a Finals with the Lakers how does that impact his legacy? Could he somehow win multiple championships in LA? Who knows? I love the NBA off season almost more than the actual games themselves.
I can't believe Lebron already played four full seasons/four full NBA seasons have happened since he came back to Cleveland, it really does not feel like it's been that long. This is sooooo much different from the Decision. I feel like Cavs fans knew it was coming and just happy he came back and gave them a title. That 2016 Title for the Cavs kind of gives Lebron a pass to do whatever he wants. He still at the end of the day was held back by the incompetence of Dan Gilbert, who now without comic sans has a much different mindset on King James.
Cav fans aren't burning jerseys this time.......they're buying them.
This just made me laugh...skeeeerrt.