Saturday, August 18, 2007

Big Z: "Not Everything is About Money"

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Carlos Zambrano is a good pitcher. A great pitcher even. When he is on his game, he is probably one of, if not the best pitcher in baseball. Apparently Jim Hendry is in some dreamlike state where Zambrano is always on his game, as he just handed Big Z the most lucrative contract for a pitcher in all of baseball. $91.5 million over 5 years is a lot of money. Did you ever stop to wonder how much that comes out to per game, or even per inning? Well we made a shirt so you don't have to:

These numbers were meticulously calculated assuming 32 games and 215 innings per season. If he gets injured the numbers go up a lot. You thought Kerry Wood earning $13 million for rehabbing all year was bad? Then pray to whatever god you wish that Zambrano doesn't spend too much time chatting online over the next 5 years.

Daryle Ward is a Golden God

Ward just blasted a grand slam in the 3rd inning to give the division leading Cubs a 5-0 lead over the redbirds. Assuming Sean Marshall can keep it together this will be a magnificent day.

Crap. Juan Encarnacion just made it 5-1 as I'm writing this. Is it too early to get a pitcher warming up in the bullpen?

All things considered though, I'm still amazed that we're 1st in the division after the horrible baseball we've been playing since Soriano was out. He can't come back soon enough.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Michael Vick Does Drugs in School Zones

I know I haven't written anything recently, and I apologize for that.

But please, for the love of all that is good and holy, read this (PDF file).

That link leads to a three page handwritten lawsuit filed by a Mr. Jonathan Lee Riches, an inmate in South Carolina. Riches is attempting to sue Michael Vick for 63,000,000,000.00 Billion Dollars. Yes, that's 63 BILLION Billion Dollars, or for the mathematically disinclined, 63 Quintillion Dollars. I don't think that amount of money even exists.

I know this isn't a football blog, but when someone accuses Michael Vick of joining Al-Quaeda, buying missiles from Iran with the money made from selling dogs on eBay, and hurting their feelings and dashing their hopes, that's newsworthy for all sports fans.

In other news: the Cubs are drowning without Soriano. Funeral arrangements are being decided on and will be announced sometime in September.


EDIT: Apparently this came out three weeks ago when everyone but me was paying attention. My bad.