I do not chuck, never chucked, never have chucked, never will chuck, no chuck!

Read it, don’t read it, I don’t care…just needed to get some things off my chest.

On the clock.  Mini blog before the monster blog tomorrow in front of The Masters.  Let’s turn and burn.

EMAIL: mark_filler@hotmail.com

TWITTER: @fillerbuster11

 

BUSTER BACON:

People are backing up in score at the Masters today, with more people NOT in red for the day so far.  It is like they all went drinking last night (not you, Nick Watney).  I am SO glad I picked Padraig Harrington over Fred Couples in my Masters Pool (sarcastic), Tianlang Guan shot a respectable 73 yesterday and slipped to 4 over overall today (still going to make the cut though it looks like),  and the usual suspects like Furyk, Couples, and Angel Cabrera are feeling like home on the course.  I am jonesing for my 9 hours of couch time this weekend in front of the tube, and will be mixing in a driving range trip tomorrow morning to get my juices flowing.  Boom goes the dynamite.

BUSTER EGGS

I am pumped to go see 42 tonight, opening night.  I get the feeling that it will be more feel good than critically breaking down the struggle Jackie had, but I am down for feeling bad and then really, really good.  Pumped.

BUSTER STUPID

If the lives of Cubs fans couldn’t get worse, prospect Jorge Soler got suspended for 4 games in Single-A…for “wielding a bat while approaching the opposing team’s dugout.”  Yeah.  These are the kids you can look forward to, Chicago.  At least you have another team, right?

BUSTER MOVE

The Rockies traded RHP Aaron Harang for a catcher, who they are rumored to trade also.  Way to wheel and deal, Rocks, and I don’t think trading away pitchers is going to solve problems.  You guys need like 20 pitchers on the roster at all times just to see who CAN pitch in our thin air.  I am sure your master plan is locked on though….yeah.

BUSTER RANDOM

I need to find another sports magazine.  ESPN Mag is decent, Sporting News is obsolete, and I can’t figure out a good magazine that is subscription AND provides a good preview.  What is my beef with ESPN preview sections?  Two things.  One, I don’t consider myself a genius, but I am not an idiot either.  Anyway, ESPN devises these CRAZY graphs and charts that I would John Nash to help me decipher.  I love pictures and charts, but come on.  Second?  NO ROSTERS.  NONE.  I am the guy who will read a preview for weeks looking at rosters and lineups and saying “THAT’S where that guy is these days.”

BUSTER NUMBER

12.  The Bulls have stopped the streaks of both the Heat and now the Knicks as of last night.  Sure, the Knicks were without Chandler and Martin, but it is what it is.  Anyway, the Buster Number 12 is because Melo touched the ball 54 times last night (credit to Mike and Mike on this one by the way), and passed…TWELVE times.  That is a black hole if I have seen one.  You are a chucker, Melo.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_6DrImXMY

By the way, only in the Eastern Conference can you run 4 guard lineups with moderate success.

BUSTER HOOK

Sure, he is a backup for now, but this is AWESOME.  I am far from down with the Kickalicious name and thought only chicks could end with “licious,” but the Lions signed THIS crazy YouTube sensation to their roster yesterday.  Four minute video, but make sure if you fast forward it, you at least check out the last trick.  Even IF he tried this kick 20 times, it is still impressive.  Watch this.  3 million viewers can’t be THAT wrong.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDwbjHV8jLo

BUSTER LINE

Thanks for the Fox article about solving the problem of paying players, Jason Whitlock.  Nice plan for the basketball players.  No one still has explained to me how this is not a slippery slope with OTHER sports.  You talk about generating revenue.  I don’t think the John Hopkins lacrosse program or the Arkansas track program would think they don’t generate revenue.

BUSTER SINKER

Zack Greinke is worth $147 million to the Dodgers.  Zack hit a batter last night, the hitter ran at him, and Zack now has a broken collarbone.  Not good.  If he meant to hit him, it is bad, but the score being 2-1 and the count being 3-2 leads to believe he probably didn’t mean to throw his way.  That being said, no one really knows what Zack said before he rushed the mound.

That is it.  Lot to do.  PLENTY to write about tomorrow.  Will I blog tomorrow?  That is a CLOWN question, bro.  Peace.

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