WTF Award for September goes to….Posted: October 5, 2010 Filed under: Dailies | Tags: Award, Bauer, Braves, David Beckham, Fans, Giants, HGH, In Touch, Irma Nici, MLB, phillies, Rangers, Rays, Reds, RSBS, Twins, Umpires, WTF, Yankees 8 Comments
There has been plenty of drama during the final month of regular season play, the drama even continues into the few rest days before the 2010 post season gets underway. Today I have decided to issue the final WTF Award of the season for the month of September, there will be too many other things to bitch, complain, praise even be in awe of, during the post season to worry about which moment is the most deserving to get the WTF Award, it would probably be an umpire for a lack of judgment or an over analyzed split second decision.
September like other months gave us a lot of great action, lots of highs and lows, depending on which team you were supporting. One thing I have learned this year is that it is difficult to sit back and reflect on the month and remember every action, re-action or inaction that may deserve a mention or ultimately the award. Initially it was my intention to check out stupid things that players, coaches, umpires or even non-baseball people did that would make almost everyone except that person say WTF.
This award was supposed to entail a ‘light hearted poke’ at dumb things people do, it turned out that it wasn’t just stupid, inconsiderate things that made us go WTF, there are many non-stupid things that can cause that reaction, so I found myself having to include great accomplishments too, of which there seemed way too many to mention them all, in fact as much as we find things to complain about with the teams we follow and the umpires who try to keep order between them, the things these people and entities do for the good is considerably more.
So for one last time this ailing memory will try to capture some things from September that made me go WTF…
There were any number of clubs that could have made you say WTF, from the NL we had the Braves starting the month as a 3 game leader of the NL East and ultimately hanging on to a wild card spot by their finger tips, or San Diego who started as a 4 game leader in the West and ended losing out on any post season play. The cardinals had already become the new NL ‘Chokers’ by the time September started.
The American had less to choose from with all post season teams having established relatively good positioning, it was more the fact that the Yankees went 13-17 and still made it, albeit via the wild card and home field was clinched by a team playing .500 baseball.
Other news that jumped out at me was a former hooker, Irma Nici, made a choice to name David Beckham as someone she had had as a client. First off when does a hooker know she’s a former hooker, how long between being paid for favors does it take to become a former hooker. I googled it, but no luck, I am thinking a Filibuster question for RSBS, so are you up for the challenge Jeff or Allen, “how long after a paid favor does a hooker have to wait before she can claim the status of a former hooker”.
Long story short, innocent or guilty I don’t know, but I understand the Beckham’s have filed suite against her, the magazine (In Touch) and the parent company of the magazine Bauer in Germany for various slanderous acts. The funny part her attorneys have counter sued because she claims harassment because someone sat outside her hotel and waited for her to exit so they could serve her with the writ. Okay she’s probably not all there and will claim something related to on job illness.
The next contender that jumped into the lime light, it may have taken a few months for it to work it’s way around to my email address, but it was definitely someone somewhere in the MLB that made this news worthy. Now believe it or not this did come via an email, and it was a legit email marketing this product, I may have made some improvements to make it more fitting for this use. The point is without the highlight by MLB of this type of product I do not believe this would be finding it’s way into email boxes as if it was a 5 Hour energy boost. I am not sure if she has a high neck sweater to hide her ‘Adams Apple’ because of the side effects or if the ‘batting average’ and ‘strike outs’ has a double meaning. Oh and if you clicked to get a free trial, your ‘IP Address’ has been forwarded to the FBI for investigation (that’s just incase any players are reading this).
Seriously I considered many things and kept coming back to the same group of people that I believe should get this award, so for those that actually stuck around to see who has won, the WTF Award for September 2010 goes too…..
….the fans, not just the Phillies fans, but to fans everywhere and fans of all teams. Through thick and thin, through good and bad, the true fan sticks with the club. The true fan spends money, sometimes money they can’t really afford, for brand name merchandise, player merchandise, travel to and from games, entry into ball parks, concessions etc, while inside ball parks, lets face it without fans the multi-million dollar payouts wouldn’t happen. Without baseball fans no one would be reading this blog, assuming they are of course and it’s not some sick joke being played on me, making me believe people are reading this……
What who’s insecure, nope, not me….
Enjoy the post season everyone
1 Day to post season play – GO PHILLIES….
So HGH improves eyesight too? Maybe it’s better than Lasik surgery, in which case we should all try it!
Jane – I begining to think this stuff taken from the legendary fountain of youth or something…
Love the post. Your typical humor, bud. Good stuff.
Good luck to you and your boys this postseason. It’s hard to believe that the LDS Game 1 is here! I’m giddy just sitting here typing this. I’m sure you feel the same. Maybe not “giddy.” That’s a little strange for an adult male to feel. Anyway…
I’ll be putting up a post of baby stuff soon. But you are a great guy for asking so often. The kid is great and I can’t wait to get him into this world.
rfb – I guess giddy is one way to describe the anticipation that this time of year brings…
Glad everything is going okay and look forward to the baby stuff… I have resisted posting of my new grandson yet, till I can get him in a Phillies outfit, of which he has a couple already, just 1 month and 6 days old now…:-)
Uh…. no comment? Hehehe. WTF?!?! How would I know — wait, nevermind. Don’t answer that question 🙂
I am thinking the post season edition of WTF has to include the TBS and Fox broadcasting assignments. They have spread carnage all over the MLB in this cluster….Well, you get the idea.
Might even toss in a side of Padres. Talk about folding like a deck of cards. Thought they had the talent and the pitching to secure a N L West title. Guess there is always next year. Oops, that’s the Cubs motto ( at All Star game time).
Jeff – you always knows… your like the bottomless pit of knowledge on all things relevant to whatever everyone wants… okay gotta make you feel better since the cards are not laying till April
RR – I hear, hope you had fun at the game, even with the loss
YAY! We fans get the WTF award for September! We deserve it after all the money and time we spent on our teams.