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World Series Rape Sign

Saw this over at Barstool Sports (Boston) and considering the already-surreal World Series thus far, with outside shenanigans and the unexpected poor play of the Texas Rangers (peak too soon?), it fits right in. This, of course, is a derivative of the wonderful little Internet meme, courtesy of Antoine Dodson, which was started by this gem of a newscast:


I only hope that, even with the state’s conservative reputation, Texas keeps up with the surreality when Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary) come to town. Who knows, maybe we can get some strippers running around on Greene’s Hill.

With weed, of course.

The World Series of Weed?

Let Tim Smoke

California, for all intents and purposes, is the marijuana capitol of the United States. With Prop 19 and the relaxed attitude towards medicinal pot, among other qualifications, the title’s clearly earned. There’s also a pretty heavy weed/drug connection to the World Series as well, and not just because the San Francisco Giants, featuring everybody’s favorite pot-smoking athlete, Tim Lincecum, are involved, either.

There are connections to be made on both sides, whether it’s Ron Washington’s travails or Josh Hamilton’s journey, but thanks to the first two games being played in San Francisco — a city with a very relaxed approach to marijuana — you get the feeling the game is being played under a cloud of pot smoke.

Whether it’s Josh Hamilton getting a contact high from fans in Pac Bell Park’s center field section, a local dispensary rewarding their “patients” for Giants’ home runs, or the discoveries of Dallas/Fort Worth reporter, California’s pot revolution has a strong presence at the 2010 World Series. Granted, this will change when Games 3, 4, and 5 move to Arlington, but there’s always a chance it could be revisited in Games 6 or 7 (if necessary).

As indicated, an on-location reporter from DFW was on-hand, and he also discovered things are a little different in California, especially when marijuana is involved:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/video.


So yeah, grab your munchies because the World Series is (or was, anyway) in California and the Prop19 supporters clearly love their Giants. Of course, with the Giants winning Games 1 and 2, they have plenty of reason to cheer.

Oh, and party, evidently.

The World Series In 10 Words Or Less

World Series

The Fall Classic is set to get underway again tonight as the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants battle to own Major League Baseball’s World Champions title. While some might be trying to clown the World Series for not featuring the big market teams, do you think the Giants and Rangers fans give a damn about all that? They just want to watch their respective team win the thing. Embrace the new blood. Embrace Tim Lincecum. Embrace Cliff Lee. Embrace Josh Hamilton. Embrace Cody Ross. Embrace the fact that this series will more than likely be a night-in, night-out pitching duel, starting with Lee and Lincecum.

Now, while IF isn’t necessarily known as a baseball blog, that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyed around here; but because my views aren’t comprehensive, I turned to some sports blog friends so they could offer their thoughts about the upcoming Giants/Texans series, all in 10 words or less. Enjoy:

Hugging Harold Reynolds, king of the Blogs With Balls expo, offers this succinct thought that goes a long way to describe some of the apathy from the “big baseball markets” below:

Who’s playing again? Doesn’t matter, I have Cablevision.

Sad, but true. Follow Harold here.

Next up, the gents at Detroit4Lyfe, with another fitting quote:

Beard, machine, thongs & cocaine? Sounds like an awesome party.

Yes. Yes it does. Follow D4L here.

Keeping with the drug references is Eric Gargiulo of the Camel Clutch Blog, who offers this gem:

I am looking forward to seeing Tim Lincecum use the trophy as a huge bong in the offseason.

It’s funny `cause it’s true. Follow Eric here.

Now for the lady of the group, Sooze of Babes Love Baseball. Sooze is a hugely massive fan of Joe Mauer, but her love for Joe might be on hold for now:

Joe who? Gerald Buster Dempsey Posey III is my new boyfriend.

Buster Posey

Do these Fall Classic romances last, though? Follow Sooze here.

Next we have Nicholas of PSAMP, who is no doubt lamenting the plight of his Pittsburgh Pirates as we speak.

Freddy Sanchez: World Series champs MVP. Go former Pirates!

See what I mean? Follow Nick here.

The prolific Ethan Jaynes didn’t disappoint, either.

Rangers are in the World Series? You have got to be on crack! … wait

I really hope Josh Hamilton and Ron Washington have tough outer-shells. Follow Ethan here.

Now it’s time for David Chalk of 7th Inning Stache and Bugs and Cranks to offer his take. Weep for Hinske:

Eric `Shitske` Hinske must feel so empty now. Go Giants.

In Hinske’s defense, not much else he could do, really. Follow David here.

Finally, we have Anthony Panici of the world-renowned Paneech blog. I’m a fan, so if it’s not world-renowned, it damn well should be. I think you’ll notice a theme here:

I would like to see the Texas Rehabbers, I mean Rangers win only because I like Nolan Ryan.

So what we have here is a case of rehabbers versus pot smokers. Who’s your money on? As for me, my 10 words go something like this:

Thank goodness it’s basketball season. Try scheduling earlier, Bud.

Like I said, IF isn’t known as being the biggest baseball blog, and with good reason. Actually, I’m probably rooting for the Giants because I was born near San Francisco, and I do like Lincecum, regardless of how much he smokes (or doesn’t). That being said, I’m expecting the Rangers to win and your MVP will be Cliff Lee.

I just hope he doesn’t wind up in New York after the Texans’ season is over, because that would only further my lack of baseball knowledge.

That Josh Hamilton Is Something Else

Even eventual winner Justin Morneau knew he was witnessing something special. So much so, he even admitted he was “kind of cheering” for Hamilton following his first round explosion of 28 home run bombs. Because the Home Run Derby doesn’t accumulate these bombs after the second round, both Morneau and Hamilton started the final round with a clean slate where Morneau out homered Hamilton, five to three, to win the event.

But, even Morneau knows he couldn’t overshadow Hamilton’s first round magic. Hamilton’s round of 28 was so enthralling, the attendees at Yankees Stadium adopted him as their own. This is a great way to let management know who you’d like to root for when the player becomes a free agent, something the Yankees are great at doing — free agent signings, that is.

Although this probably won’t make it through the day, on205th did find a video of Hamilton’s first round performance:

At one point, Hamilton hit 13 bombs in a row and the massively approving crowd wasn’t shy about sharing their feelings, chanting his last name in that ever-so familiar clap-during-the-syllables cheer. Hamilton’s first round performance broke the previous single-round record of 24 held by Bobby Abreu.

One last thing, does the presence of Edinson Volquez reduce the sting of trading Hamilton for Cincinnati Reds fans? It should, but it’s probably tough to see a former Red up there blasting all those shots last night.