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Congratulations champs

Feb 8, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

Dominican WS.jpgWhat, there was some championship game last night other than Los Leones del Escogido from the Dominican Republic beating Venezuela’s Leones del Caracas in the Caribbean Series?

Oh, that.  Look, if you want to talk about that parade of commercials and half-dead rock bands that was occasionally interrupted by a football game, Mr. Florio and the gang will certainly have you covered today over at PFT.  As far as CTB is concerned, however, last night’s game was significant only insofar as its completion marks the end of our long annual nightmare that is the NFL season and the beginning — more or less — of baseball season.

Think warm thoughts, my friends. Pitchers and catchers report six days.
  1. JS Bragg - Feb 8, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    My thoughts exactly, sir! The game last night was exciting, as the DR pulled out the victory! For me it was one of only two games that mattered yesterday (the other being Mexico/Puerto Rico). Bring on Spring Training!! I get to order my Reds Opening Day Tickets in 40 minutes!!

  2. Old Gator - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    I noticed that the Stupor Bowl specializes in disinterring revenant rock bands for its halftime show (last year it was The Boss challenging his pacemaker battery for our delectation, if I recall aright – and no, I mean Springsteen, not Steinbrenner) – as if they though such senescent spectacles would keep us from going to take a leak, fix a media noche or, maybe in this case, a media tiempo (at least down here in Macondo, we’d build one of those before an Italian sub, and certainly before we’d throw a horsemeat and velveeta sandwich in the toaster oven), check the beer in the freezer to see if it’s finally cold, go take another leak, fumble with the tab above the ziplock track on the huge bag of kettle cooked potato chips before mumbling “fuck it” to ourselves and ripping the mylar bastard open with our teeth, emptying another can of smokehouse almonds into the bowl, checking our email, taking yet another leak, and then sitting down to watch the revenant football players disinterred by the network for the halftime analysis.
    Worst of all, I had the Patriots in six. Let that be a lesson to anyone else who thinks it’s a good idea to place online bets with offshore bookies. What the hell, I never would have seen the money even if I’d won.
    And anyway, it was a typically boring blowout Stupor Bowl. Remove the human interest part of it – cheering up the half million idiots who live below sea level in a tsetse fly infested swamp whose only upsides are the burned fish fillets and that weird honky-tweety music that only I can understand and their stadium that’s almost as ugly as the Tropicana Dump – and what do you have? 31-17? Yawn. Next year, I’m gonna set up a lawn chair, pop the tab off a cold one, and watch mongrels shit in the alley all evening. Now that’s entertainment.

  3. Ryan - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    I decided to take a quick nap before the game. I woke up at 7PM (PST). Meh. Nothing in the way between us and baseball now!

  4. personalized pencil case - Feb 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    I don’t generally comment on blogs but I needed to drop in and tell you thank you for writing this, I absolutely agree and with some luck people will see your point.

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