WTF Award for July goes to …..

It’s that time again, during July we saw the All Star Game, various trades and a lot of good baseball that made the division races closer and harder to call. What we didn’t see was very much in the way of players, officials doing the deed that makes you wanna scream WTF, there may have been a few isolated incidents here and there, but some of those are regularly occurring in a lot of games. So, July was a tough month to really select any one event that jumped out more than other individual events. I must say I did have some fun sorting through things that happened, with the FIFA World Cup closing out early in July, there was a few gaf’s that could have made the list, but the better ones from that event were in June and made the list then. In July the ASG and trade deadline seems to distract from other things, so unlike other months July made us really have to consider what actually happened in July to make us go WTF.

 

Our illustrious government is always doing things I know and this isn’t by any shot of the imagination the strangest things or the most ridiculous that would make you go WTF, but it made the list because in other countries the news did make them go WTF…..

…..it may seem normal and part of everyday life, and maybe it wasn’t reported in the correct fashion abroad, but that is no different than our media does to other nations when reporting there inner workings here, so the government was a contender when they chose to take legal action against one of it’s own states, Arizona,  for trying implement a law that is actually a federal law, one can only say the normal reaction, we know ‘Tax Payers Money at Work’…..

I would definitely be remiss if I didn’t touch on the July trades, some may say there team had the best, some will have there own opinions of the worst, some may even say there wasn’t any that made me say WTF, I have to say for me there was, I personally am used to a certain type of player wearing the Yankee pinstripes and yes as hard as it is to admit they normally have some quality that puts them aside from others, what that quality is, is up to everyone to decide for themselves, but when you hear names like Jeter, Mo, CC and A-Rod you kind of know inside yourself that there is that particular quality……

…..but when you hear names like, Berkman, Kearns and Woods, out of 30 teams the Yankees are probably in the bottom 5 you’d pick that they went too. So, I used this cheese and tissue picture in my season predictions and I think these trades are when Yankee fans will need them most, because lets face WTF were the front office thinking.

The one thing that has occurred more this year, besides shut out’s and perfecto’s, it’s injuries from celebrations, these are senseless and in my opinion a player should be made to go on the DL without pay or pay a heavy fine that gets donated to some very good charitable cause, because lets face it, clowning around in the work place is frowned upon by workers comp and normally they won’t cover it, plus I am not sure OSHA approves of it either, but of all of them…………

……. the one in Florida, by Chris Coghlan was the stupidest that made me go WTF the loudest, yep a finely tuned athlete rips his knee up smashing a cream pie in team mates face, dude you guys aren’t even in the running, you think the celebration was worth it.

Talking of being worth it, my next consideration was touch and go, but I finally decided on adding him to the list. It must have been a bout 7 to 10 days before the trade deadline and the words came out of his mouth like he was some ‘prima donna’,  “What trade talk? I have other things going on, you know. My focus isn’t to go home, go on mindless blog sites, watch TV. I watch TV, but I haven’t heard. Whatever I’m watching isn’t talking about that, that’s for sure.” , yep that made me say WTF…….

……..he also managed to say he knew he wasn’t going to be traded the moment Victorino was injured, this from a guy who verbally abused a fan for catching a foul ball. You weren’t traded cause no one wanted a player that is slumping as bad as you, the Giants are going to come to town and fans are going to think they should have kept Pat Burrell instead, so take a trip to WV or where ever it is you recharge your batteries cause they look empty here, Yes Werth, WTF were you thinking or WTF are you thinking.

Unfortunately I had to move outside the realms of baseball to give the WTF award this month. This event is a one of a kind and should never be repeated, the recipient was debated, the debate was not over the event but over who should receive the award. It was close between the person and the TV network that allowed it to be seen, in the end the person got the award…..

…..LeBron James, with the assist by ESPN, LeBron managed to waste an hour of prime time television and in the process get the people of one City and a good portion of Ohio to say in unison WTF, I for one am happy I wont have to listen to the media in Ohio continue to over-hype your value to Ohio sports.

 

Useless stats 101 – I think the Phillies are the only team to wear the players number on the back and left sleeve of home and away uniforms. The left sleeve I believe was the first location for a number to appear on a baseball uniform.

If I’m wrong I am sure someone will tell me…..

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17 Comments on “WTF Award for July goes to …..”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    Trades are in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I’m still scratching my head over the fact that the Phillies let Cliff Lee go.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. angelsgirl012 says:

    Wow that useless stat got me thinking… it does seem like the Phillies are the only ones with the numbers on the left sleeve. I like the useless stats 😀

    ahh the Lebron Saga.. definitely the highlight of my summer (NOT).. I gave in and saw him say his part then turned it off.. Yes way to stop the world for a second just to tell us where you are headed. Siigh ESPN just reached a whole new low. Tsk Tsk Tsk.

    The freak injuries this year have certainly been.. well.. freaky. I thought Mat Latos sneezing was the most amusing although the pie in the face is very embarrassing.

    http://mimi.mlblogs.com

  3. devilabrit says:

    Jane – in the eye of the beholder is right, technically they traded Lee they didn’t let him go, and Lee for a year or Halladay for 3 is a no brainer….

    Mimi – the sneezing reminded me of an episode of ‘Rules of Engagement’ was more hilarious than a WTF….

    -peter

  4. Elizabeth D says:

    That Coghlan moment was definitely a WTF moment for me. So was seeing Berkman in pinstripes. Too weird.
    Elizabeth
    http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

  5. devilabrit says:

    Elizabeth – Glad i wasn’t the only one who though Berkman didn’t seem right in Yankee pinstripes

    -peter

  6. redstatebluestate says:

    I thought I commented here yesterday. Did you delete my comment because I slammed Werth? Well, Werth is nothin’ but a #**#($#& ##&!* !(#$%~!!!!.
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com/

  7. southernbelle says:

    Peter: LOL this is hilarious. I think my WTF moment was how the Yankees GOT Lance Berkman: They traded Mark Melancon, and some other guy I never heard of. They STOLE HIM! WTF were the Astros thinking?
    -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

  8. barbward says:

    You wound me greatly, Peter, when you put my favorite player on the WTF list. I’m not going to defend him though. I think sometime he protests too much that things don’t bother him. It has to. Enough said. I do think he is sincere when he says that he would like to finish his career in Philly. We’ll see what happens when his contract expires. I do not believe that it’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll be gone. Anything is possible. Barb

  9. thomasox says:

    Hey Peter,
    It’s been a while, so I thought to check out da blog and landed perfectly in time for WTF. Always a fun read, even when I disagree. Great stuff. I think the trade rumors with Werth have definitely gotten into his head. Phils should hold on to him in my view and if they can’t then my Sox better get him. And Jane makes a good point. I was watching Lee highlights from last night and thinking, damn, if the Phils held onto him, they might be 5 or 10 games in front right now. I’ll be at the Bank Wednesday and send your cheers around.
    Peace,
    Michael
    http://thomasox.mlblogs.com/

  10. raysrenegade says:

    Chris Coghlan did something that take finesse and experience. He forgot that there is a reason we let catchers and secondary personnel within a Major League team perform that feat. For some reason Coghlan decided to step into the spotlight himself, and with it, he might have cost himself the adulation and respect of shaving cream pie throwers throughout the major and minor leagues.
    I will just rack it up to sophomoric excitement and a yearning to be accepted by the veteran eyes upon the Marlins. Instead he will become a poster child for what not to do, and hopefully turned over the shaving cream duties to a more experienced and less pronunced member of the Marlins roster…..Not everyone can be A J Burnett.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  11. devilabrit says:

    Jeff- why would anyone want to delete you… yep…yep…yep…yep… okay forget that question..

    Virginia – As time goes on we’ll all come to realize with Ed Wade the LOLstros don’t think…

    Barb – No one is above this list… Werth has been good, but some critics say he was good for 1 or 2 years as an everyday guy and he’s had that time, he has to stop being a prima donna and get back to being a player…

    Michael – Everyone should read Amaro’s reason on the Lee deal, fan or not it makes sense… have fun at the Bank on Wednesday….

    RR – you should go on tour to MLB clubs explaining the etiquette of pie in face actions….

    -peter

  12. barbward says:

    Peter, I was just be sarcastic when I said you wounded me. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m always fascinated by peoples thoughts. Barb

  13. barbward says:

    Peter, I was just be sarcastic when I said you wounded me. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m always fascinated by peoples thoughts. Barb

  14. barbward says:

    Peter, I was just be sarcastic when I said you wounded me. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m always fascinated by peoples thoughts. Barb

  15. barbward says:

    Yikes, sorry for the re-posts of the comments. Guess I had a trigger happy finger.

  16. devilabrit says:

    Barb – It’s no big deal, and you don’t have to worry about what you say in your comments here, anything goes, always look at my responses as a form of humorous sarcasm, if thats possible. 🙂

    -peter

  17. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    I concur with July’s WTF recipient. WTF was he thinking? I was sure it would be the pie face injury. My personal one would be WTF is Oliver Perez still doing stealing Met money?
    That Lebron espn spot recieved incredible ratings…..So natually I ask WTF is wrong with us?
    mike
    http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/


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