Why SportsCenter Must Be Stopped

StephenCorrespondent IMay 6, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 15:  National League All-Star Edinson Volquez #36 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after giving up a two-run-home run in the eighth inning during the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
A few posts ago, when Edinson Volquez was to face Javier Vazquez, I made the joke that it was the first time two “-quez’s” had ever faced each other.
I still haven’t checked on that, and since I have something that at least resembles a life, I probably never will. It was just my attempt at making fun of ESPN. And then last night happened.

I was watching SportsCenter and the Reds-Marlins highlights came on. They went over the top with ‘V’ alliterations because it really was the first time two pitchers with last names beginning in “VOL-” had faced each other (Volquez, Volstad).

I was blown away by how ridiculous ESPN and SportsCenter has become.

It didn’t stop there. Oh no, no, no. SportsCenter never stops there. They went on to mention something about how Joey Votto was the first batter whose last name begins with “VOT-” who had hit against a pitcher with… I don’t know, I can’t remember what other nonsense Tim Kurkjian spewed out. 

I don’t blame Tim Kurkjian either. I mean, this could have been his idea, but I’m sure it was some stat geeks wet dream that set this whole thing off. Generally, I like Tim Kurkjian.

On a similar note, I found this article to be very funny and very true.


Anyway, on to real baseball.

Manny Parra will take the hill for the Brewers against the Reds and Bronson Arroyo. Parra is 0-4 in five starts this season and carries a 5.33 ERA into the game tonight. He averages between five and six walks per nine innings and around eight hits per nine innings.

He faced the Reds (and Bronson Arroyo) back on April 14, when he went six innings and gave up three runs (including a two-run homer from Jerry Hairston) and walked four. The Reds managed to squeeze 103 pitches out of him in that amount of time. 


Randy Myers Light Switch Cover

Stuff and things…

I was perusing through eBay earlier today looking for an autographed Randy Myers card from when he was with the Reds. I still haven’t been able to find one. What I did find was this.

Uhhh… is that weird and inappropriate or am I just 14-years-old? That’s not what I want to see or think about when I go to reach for the light switch.

You just never know what you might find when you visit eBay. Always be prepared, folks.