Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The morning bell for Tuesday November 22, 2011

Today's honorary ringer: Who else. Sid the kid.

This freak of nature comes back after 320 days off and gets 4 points. If the playoffs started today, the Pens would be the overwhelming favorites. The entire team rallied around him and I feel sorry for the poor bastard who tries to hit him next. He may have the worst facial hair in the NHL, but holy shit can he play. If he somehow finishes with more points than Ovy, I will post naked during the playoffs.

Painful loss to the Bruins last night. Great effort, plenty of shots and scoring chances but it just wasn't going in. There are still a few question marks concerning some of Jackie's decision, but what Habs loss would be complete without those. Habs logic failed me. Although they did play better than the Bruins, so it's a push. I feel better.

In the who gives a shit department, Justin Verlander won the AL MVP, becoming the first pitcher since 1992 and the first starting pitcher since 1986 to win the award. That's like giving the Hart trophy to a back up goalie because he had a bunch of shutouts. Pitchers play 1 out of 5 games. That's why they have the Cy Young and that's why they make $20M a year. MVP is for everyday players. Stupid Bud Selig.

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