#208: “Is there NOTHING Sacred?!”

*** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
*** Topic is '-= This is not a sports blog =-'
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Aww man WTF...
<FireFly_9> Is this more about that live action series?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> No but you should appreciate the convolutedness of this situation
<FireFly_9> "Convolutedness"? Is that a word?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> It is now
<FireFly_9> I see. So what's wrong?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Okay, do you remember a few years ago when Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire were battling it out for some kind of record?
* FireFly_9's eyes glaze over
<FireFly_9> I don't follow sports
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Well, I don't really follow American baseball either, but c'mon, *everyone*'s heard of it
<FireFly_9> Just get to the point, would you?
<FireFly_9> I find sports anecdotes profoundly boring.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> You sound just like Michiru sometimes, you know that?
<FireFly_9> Good god.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Anyway
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> At the time, I was pissed that McGwire was winning because he was hopped up on Creatine and Andro
<FireFly_9> Those muscle builder drugs?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Yeah. I thought... "what the hell kind of role model is he for the kids? Teaching them that to get ahead in life you stuff yourself with drugs"...
<// J_Daito //> I thought Sosa uses that stuff too
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Man!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> At the time I don't think he did! I think McGwire crushing him led him to it
<FireFly_9> Do today's youth still look to baseball stars for inspiration?
<// J_Daito //> Of course!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Of course!
* --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- grins
<// J_Daito //> It's a perfect role model for today's slacker youth! Swing a stick around, whack some balls and get paid millions for being nothing more than a jacked-up on chemicals "das uberman" in pinstripes!
<FireFly_9> I see your point...
* --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- scowls
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> NO NO NO!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> That's not it at ALL! Some kids still look to these guys as role models!
<// J_Daito //> How does that contradict what I just said?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> LOOK
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> The point is...
<FireFly_9> Yes, we've been anxiously waiting for it
<FireFly_9> So this sad conversation can end
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> I was surfing a Star Trek fansite when it ran a link to Johnathan Frakes
<FireFly_9> Riker?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Y
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> complaining about not knowing anything about the Sammy Sosa controversy
<// J_Daito //> What an ignorant bastard
<// J_Daito //> What controversy?
* FireFly_9 sighs
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> So I did a google for '"Sammy Sosa" scandal' and found out that
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> a few days ago when he hit the ball, his bat exploded...
<// J_Daito //> HOLY ! That's POWER!
<GERMATOID> NOT REALLY... THESE DAYS THEY SHAVE THE WOOD SO THIN THAT BATS EXPLODE ALL THE TIME
<FireFly_9> Wouldn't a heavier bat hit the ball further?
<GERMATOID> I TAUGHT YOU BETTER THAN THAT... THE MASS OF THE BAT IS IRRELEVANT
<GERMATOID> BUT IF A BALL HITS THE BAT AT THE 'SWEET SPOT' THE IMPACT IS BARELY FELT BY THE PLAYER
<GERMATOID> YOU SHAVE THE BAT THIN TO INCREASE IT
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Yes, well in this case, when the bat blew up, it was filled with... cork
<// J_Daito //> Cheap, shoddy worksmanship!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> ...
<FireFly_9> So... the scandal is... he used cheap bats?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> NO!
<GERMATOID> FILLING A BAT WITH CORK DRAMATICALLY INCREASES HITTING POWER, THEY SAY
<GERMATOID> I HAVE DOUBTS
<GERMATOID> BUT IT'S STILL ILLEGAL
<FireFly_9> Oh.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Now this casts a pall on everything he's ever done...
<// J_Daito //> So "Mr. Clean" the hero who went up against "roid boy" McGwire is just as dirty.... heheh... restores my faith in humanity.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Man... not mine.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Now he says it was a "mistake" and that he "picked up a batting practice stick when he went to the plate".
<// J_Daito //> *cough* bull *cough*
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> I wanna believe it...
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> ...but I don't.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> It's too preposterous to believe.
<FireFly_9> Next they'll be saying Kennedy was shot by a single bullet.
<// J_Daito //> The grassy knoll, man, the grassy knoll.
<GERMATOID> LISTER WAS THERE
<FireFly_9> Heh
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Man... now who will the kids look up to?
<// J_Daito //> Who they always look up to... Martha Stewart and the Executives of Enron!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> man....
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> This is a dark day
<Mdm_Maestro> I just did my first google!
<FireFly_9> Congratulations!
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Huh, you're here?
<Mdm_Maestro> I have interesting new for you, Haruka.
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> What?
<Mdm_Maestro> "Here's some great research by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander:
<Mdm_Maestro> Sosa's corked bat was black. After returning from a recent toe injury, Sosa struck out eight
<Mdm_Maestro> times in two games with a blond bat. He then switched to a
<Mdm_Maestro> black bat. Last Saturday, Sosa whiffed five times against the
<Mdm_Maestro> Houston Astros with a blond bat, then singled home the winning run in the 16th.
<Mdm_Maestro> With a black bat."
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> motherer
<Mdm_Maestro> hahahahahahaah
<Mdm_Maestro> so much for your 'hero', Haruka
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<FireFly_9> Hero?
<// J_Daito //> hero?
<GERMATOID> HERO?
<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> a dark day indeed
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