Friday, June 20, 2008

Chris on All-Star Voting

Chris just compared voting on the All-Star Game to voting for the President of the country. Chris is upset that internet users can vote 25 times online for a player. His response "Can you vote for the President 25 times? You should not be able to do that." Uhh Doggie, not sure that you should be comparing voting for the starting shortstop in the National League to the person that is going to run our country. These two things might, and I stress might, be a tad different.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love how they're allowed to exaggerate to make a point -- "Jeter is in five million commercials! Enough already!" -- but when a caller does it? "Every time you turn around, Reyes is stealing a base." "He is not! Every time you turn around? Not even close. Not even close. Let me ask you something, how is that even possible? Know what the hell you're talking about before you call in, I mean ... [Francesa groan]"

gman26 said...

We will never win with them. They have made a good living on what you just described. Do you think they're going to back down now? The highest praise you can get from them is when Mike softly says, 'That's a good trade.' He's not going to pat you on the back or anything. But that is the thing. Each caller is like Don Quixote going up against the windmill. As if they are the ones to take them down.

Anonymous said...

True. And "That's a good trade" is always fun; he'll nod and say, "Good trade. Good trade. Good trade. Good trade." "Mikey, that's a GREAT trade! Wow, that never occurred to -- what a trade! Mikey, that's some trade! That's some job outta you!" while the caller is left screaming "that was MY trade, you pricks!" into a dead phone.

ScarletKnights said...

While I don't agree with the Presidential comparison, Chris' point still holds, somsone shouldn't be able to vote more than once on the internet for the All-Star Game.

First Time, Long Time said...

scarletknights...I don't disagree, i just felt comparing it to voting for the President was a bit of a stretch.

gabagool said...

Every body knows, deep down, that the only FAIR way to choose allstar STARTERS is TAKE THE VOTE AWAY FROM HOMER FREAKS,and let the players pick the starters. The fans love can represented by picking the rest of the team.

I DO like the rule that makes it mandatory that ALL teams are represented.

Anonymous said...

I admit that as a Yankee fan, I went too Yankee-heavy last year, and extremely anti-Boston. But, in my defense, I was drunk. Not this year, though. Mariano is the only one I'll go with, maybe Mussina.

michelle said...

Uh-oh...apparently Neil Best says that Mike and Dog are about to call it quits:

http://www.newsday.com/
sports/ny-spmike0622,0,842426.story

Steve J. Rogers said...

Big news is being speculated in a report by Neil Best of Newsday.

Could Mike & The Maddog be history by summer's end?

[html]http://www.newsday.com/sports/ny-spmike0622,0,842426.story[/html]

PR Genius said...

Bullshit.

Steve J. Rogers said...

It could be, but Neil Best wouldn't run with it if there wasn't a "kernel of truth" to it.

gabagool said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that this is true. But, can Mad dog REALLY BE THAT STUPID??