I'm sure these discussions will lead to much larger battles throughout the basketball season as one, we'll call him co-worker A, is proud of his home town squad that dons red and black. Co-worker B, bleeds orange and black and holds no other team even remotely close to the same level as his 'boys.'
The comments keep flying about who came from where and why this one or that one ended up with what high school diploma, why some people should or shouldn't dye their hair white-blonde, you catch my drift right?
"Social misfits..." "That's the bitterness talking..." This is a wonderful working environment. I love it.
This one tops it off though...
"I claim Scott County. I could claim Stoddard, I could even claim New Madrid, but I claim Scott. I'm from Scott County, but I'm from SOUTH Scott County, don't get me wrong."
So, brace yourselves if you strike up a conversation with the guys from the SD, you could be in for quite a treat. You'll either laugh or cry. Or, in an extreme case, you may get raging mad and consider alternative methods of disposing of my co-workers. Please don't harm them, co-worker C and myself can't cover four games a night without them. Plus, you'd make the work day go a lot longer without their Seinfeld-esque quotes.
Okay, enough about work, let's talk a little bit, and I mean a little bit, about baseball. With the Hot Stove reports flying all over ESPN about what MLB team is trading for which overpaid player, I couldn't help myself when I stumbled upon some nice information on mosports.com.
The item of the day, St. Louis Cardinals baseball. The objective, the rumor wheel pertaining to the next, brace yourself, shortstop or second baseman for the Redbirds. For starters, it was stated that David Eckstein has intangibles that translate into wins. I, for one, couldn't help but let out a guffaw ( -- noun. a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter) once I ran across the Eck's name. Even funnier in this post, was one person suggesting that they pull off a deal with Luis Sojo, a former Yankee from the late 90's, because of his intangibles on his championship squads.
One guy busts out all the supporters and haters however, as he stated that intangibles is just a code word for 'he's a bad player but I like him.' Ouch. Seriously, what more could the Cardinals ask of Aaron Miles as an everyday second baseman? He's 'reached the league age limit of turning 13 before August 1' (also a bust on there) and he's been a solid producer for the Redbirds for quite some time. This is a never ending cycle, but that's okay, it fuels my fire and wins me brownie points with a few friends, a.k.a. 'Davie lovers.'
That's all for this week. Enjoy the All SD football selections and brace yourselves MU fans for a nice game Saturday with the Sooners. Kansas?