Ripken and Gwynn Give Vote of Confidence to Bonds (And Are Pretty Awful In The Process)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Don't know if you got a chance to see the All-Star Selection Show on TBS over the weekend, but if you didn' didn't miss anything. The program, which was Ripken and Gwynn's debut for the station, was lackluster and was absent of any energy whatsoever.

Both stated that Bonds should be in the ASG, but neither gave any other opinions that were noteworthy. God bless Ernie Johnson for trying, but this might be like pulling teeth by the time we get to the MLB Playoffs.

"Yes, there's a shadow that's hanging over top of him. The commissioner and Hank Aaron are torn whether they should celebrate the breaking of the all-time home run record," Ripken said Tuesday. "But when I think of Barry, I think of him as an All-Star player."

In related ASG news.....Another great idea from ESPN has Kenny Mayne in a Kayak for the Homerun Derby. He'll be using some sort of underwater camera used in the America's Cup races. There's no over/under set yet for the number of times he uses the phrase, "Your puny ballparks are too small to contain my gargantuan blasts!"


Nice popped collar, frat boy douche.

GMoney said...
Jul 2, 2007, 10:17:00 AM  

I can't understand the "Well I just assume he's not on it, because there's not evidence" stance with Bonds. There is evidence. A book was written about this. Do your job. Read it.

Also, both Joe Morgan and one of the All-Star show guys (don't remember which) talked about how Sosa should be in the game, just based on his stats. His OBP is .308. His OPS+ is 101. He's an average player. But he has 63 RBIs so that makes him an All-Star. Obviously.

Jul 2, 2007, 10:17:00 AM  

When I first heard that Ripken and Gwynn were the studio analysts I cringed because I knew they wouldn't be very critical of the players. When Curt Schilling retires, TBS 0r ESPN need to get him as an analyst. If they're looking for a Charles Barkley type at TBS, they're not going to get w/Gwynn or Ripken, but Schilling.

Patrick said...
Jul 2, 2007, 11:36:00 AM  

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