Monday, April 1, 2013

The 2013 Major League Baseball Season

Astros pitcher Bud Norris

Purpose Pitch is BACK and the ASTROS are in 1st Place

Baseball started last night and the Astros won the first game of 2013.  All alone at the top, it feels nice.  Suck on that anyone who thought the Astros would be cellar dwellers in the AL West.




Monday, February 11, 2013

The Best From Last Season

The Best of Purpose Pitch 2012



I've collected 10 of my best post from last year and listed them below.  Click on the title to go the article.

Every Tuesday I do Baseball Card Theater and also Baseball Card Friday.  I've include 2 of my favorites from each, before the countdown.


 BASEBALL CARD THEATER

1. Who's that in my Card -

2. Jobs in the Off Season -

BASEBALL CARD FRIDAY

1. Larry Haney 

2. Bobby Valentine

 

AND NOW THE TOP TEN...


10.  Lance Berkman is a Good Man - Jon Heyman is a squirrell,  March 22nd



Yeah, you heard me Lance.  You're a good man.  I'm sorry the Astros didn't pony up the money for you.  Did they even make an offer?  Anyway, good luck in Texas.

9. World Series San Fransisco vs Detroit: How they Match Up




Two of America's great cities battling it out in the World Series and my fool-proof way for picking the winner.


8. Jonathan Lucroy breaks his hand.




Good luck in the World Cup games, Mr. Lucroy.



 7. Umpire Blows a Call

A human made a mistake and people's minds are blown.



6.  23 Years To The Day



Father and sons.  It's what baseball is all about.

5.  Ozzie - Castro - Rosenthal


Everyone has an opinion.  Ozzie, myself, and the tool pictured above.


4. Roger Clemens is Hall-of -Fame Bound


My main man Roger Clemens is not guilty. 

3.  Skip Bayless is a Turd

I said some harsh things in this post.  I still think I let him off easy. 

2. I Love Mascots - 



Who doesn't love mascots?  I would have had a field day in this picture.


1. It's Lima Time





A tribute to a great man.



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

And so it ends


The Giants Win It All
Didn't see that coming.  Was hoping for the Nationals vs the O's.  Was hoping for a 7 game series.  Was hoping it would last a little longer.

What a year!!!

Chipper Jones is leaving Mike Trout has just arrived, Bobby Valentine is gone, Jim Leyland's coming back for another year.  We saw perfect games and a triple crown winner.  How about Baltimore?  And the A's.  It was a fun year.  '

My friend Todd sent me this a prediction at the beginning of the year from a baseball magazine.


That guy nailed it.  Good for him.

Sadly,
We saw the end of 50 years in the National League for the Houston Astros.

Just think 10 years from now we'll be hanging out and you'll say, "Remember when the Astros were in the National League?"  And I'll say, "They still would be if it wasn't for Bud Selig."  And you'll say, "Isn't that the guy who's grave you took a shit on?"  And I'll say, "I didn't take a shit on his grave.  At the hotel, I shit in a Pringles can and flung it on his grave to make a point."  And you'll say, "Did you have to do it during the funeral?"  And I'll reply, "Yes."

Have a good off season.  Thanks for reading and I'll see you next year during Spring Training.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Baseball Card Theater - Last one of the season

Steve Garvey looking pretty


IT"S TUESDAY.  WHAT HAPPENS ON TUESDAY?

Baseball Card Theater: 
This is episode number 28 of Baseball Card Theater this year.  What a season.  We've looked at moustaches, balls, bats, haircuts and we end it in big fashion with another appearance from Fred Willard, The Funniest man in the World. 

Fred, Mary, Brady and T. Sean
Here's a shot of Mr. Willard, his lady Mary, my buddy Brady and I at a Dodger - Astros game with really good seats.  That's when the Astros were in the National League.  Remember that?
It's a super funny episode so enjoy...

BASEBALL CARD THEATER: Thoughts of a photographer Part 2



Enjoy, and tomorrow I will wrap up the baseball season in a nice big bow for Halloween.

cheers
T. Sean


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Baseball Card Friday: Robert Pollard, GBV






Baseball Card Friday: Robert Pollard

Who is Robert Pollard?  
 - Is he the guy who beat up the 1st base umpire in Kansas City with his son?  No.
- Is he one of those baseball math weasels who invented some jackass equation to mathematically prove that A.J. Pierzynski is a better catcher than Johnny Bench?  No.  
- Is he my old English teacher?  Maybe.

Robert Pollard is a songwriter and the man behind the band Guided By Voices.
Here's what I know about the card.  It's 3 of 10.  And here's the back of the card.

As you can see from the back of the card, he could have been your former teacher.

If you don't know Guided by Voices, they are worth checking out.  They have a greatest hits called Human Amusements at Hourly Rates.

If you want songs, check out Motor Away, A Salty Salute, Tractor Rape Chain, and Game of Pricks.

Mr. Pollard played at Wright State University and pitched a no-hitter.  So I declare this weekend Robert Pollard weekend!!!  Have a good one.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

San Francisco - Detroit. Who has the advantage?


LET'S BREAK DOWN THE WORLD SERIES AND SEE WHO'S GOT THE ADVANTAGE.

STARTING PITCHERS GAME ONE:


JUSTIN VERLANDER VS BARRY ZITO

This is an easy one.  Barry Zito had a great game against the Cardinals but Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball.  But I don't judge by that.  I judge by who could beat up who.  Justin Verlander would kick the crap out of Barry Zito.

Advantage: Detroit

COACHES - LEYLAND VS BOCHY



These are 2 crusty old men and I like them both.  Hand to hand combat you have to give it to Bruce Bochy.  But you know Jim Leyland ain't showing up empty handed.  I bet, Mr. Leyland will put a cigarette out in Mr. Bochy's eye and then stab him with a shiv.

Advantage: Detroit

 AN ACTUAL TIGER VS AN ACTUAL GIANT



Honestly I would much rather see Andre the Giant fight a Tiger than watch baseball but that's not going to happen for a couple reason.  But if they did fight, I'll give the early round to the Giant but in the end, the Tiger is going to win.

Advantage: Detroit

MASCOTS:  PAWS VS LOU SEAL


This seems like it would be an easy choice, and it is.  Paws might look nice because he's hanging out with kids, but I heard he did time in the San Diego Zoo and in the Mexico City jail,  Lou Seal is a wanna be gangster and would get clubbed to death.

Advantage: Detroit

AVERAGE CITIZEN 


If your typical Detroit resident fought your typical San Francisco dweller I think it would be fun to watch, but I would have to put my money on the motor city.

Advantage: Detroit.

It looks like it's going to be a one sided affair according to my research, but that's why we play the games.  I like both teams and would love to see it go 7 games.  My boss is a Giants fan so it would help me if they won, but I just want to see some good baseball.   

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baseball Card Theater: Movie Posters


BASEBALL CARD THEATER:  MOVIE POSTERS

If you love baseball cards and movie posters than you came to the right place.  Today I make up movies based on the photo in the baseball card.  This is the second installment of BBCT Movie Posters.  The first Movie Posters is pretty funny too.




Big game 7 last night and former Astros Hunter Pence had a big game so buckle up for a good World Series between the Tigers vs Giants.