Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Don't Like What He's Pitching

OK, I'm rooting for the Tigers tonight both because I have the Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman on my WS fantasy squad and I want to see Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan lose after he shut down the Mets twice in the League Championship Series despite being truly mediocre throughout his career otherwise. I don't mind losing to good athletes, but getting beat by Jeff Suppan and Yadier Molina is like watching W. keep winning elections.

I chose that comparison advisedly as it turns out that rooting for Suppan is very much like voting Republican. For we learn from the New York Times:

Jeff Suppan is scheduled to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, but his time on the mound will not be his only appearance on the baseball telecast.

Suppan is one of several athletes in a political campaign commercial to be broadcast regionally during the Fox network’s telecast of the game. The ad urges Missouri voters to oppose stem-cell research and vote against Amendment 2 to the state constitution, on the ballot in the Nov. 7 election.

In a video copy of the ad, produced and distributed by an anti-amendment group called Missourians Against Human Cloning and posted on the Internet, Mr. Suppan’s face appears in the first 10 seconds. He is not wearing a baseball cap in the ad.

"Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning, but in the 2,000 words you don’t read, it makes cloning a constitutional right," Mr. Suppan says in the ad. "Don’t be deceived."

Clone this, Jeff. When you get your medical degree come back and we can talk.

3 Comments:

Anonymous jeff said...

Gotta keep your politics and your sports separate, my friend. Suppan was perhaps overexposed by his little foray into reproductive technologies, and the Tigers got three runs off him. William Danforth (John's bro) also came on during the game, saying as much as we love ya Jeff S.(and your team), perhaps Missouri voters ought to consider the expertise involved in your decision to play eros to Missourians For Cupidity. Your Adam Wainwright rendered all electoral ambivalence moot, however. Now let's hope Weaver's got his warp and woof.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

p.s. to liberal compartamentalization of politics and popular culture:

1. I mixed up my myth: Suppan plays Cupid to Missourians For Life's Psychosis is probably more like it.

2. Much as I despise the roster of cheesy NASCAR nobodies crooning the national anthem before the St. Louis games of World Series, nothing could top for guileless Bush-Cheney Ranger-DeWitt corruption, without fail punctuated on "the land of the free" by some sound-breaking reminder of our fatuous militaristic bluster last night's seventh inning "God Bless America" rendered Kate Smith-style by none other than Red Schoendinst's sixty-something daughter, "Grace." This reminded me of my dad's friend, a Chicago sportswriter, who once shared with my dad (in my listening) that Schoendinst was among those players, I'm sure there were many, who had, as it were, a girl in every port. That, I think, provides all the evidence I need to argue that Jeff Suppan has gotten into bed with Pan knows who can save him.

6:50 PM  
Blogger George said...

Well, as Steve Goldman joked--are the Cards going to have Ducky Medwick's third cousin throw out the first pitch one night?

Congrats Jeff H., well-meaning fan stuck with ball players who aren't Carlos Delgado. As for Jeff Suppan, well, I don't want to congratulate you. You can have the World Series if we get Jim Talent's seat in the Senate.

11:25 PM  

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