Editor:  B.T.

 

 

2008 Season     

   Edition No. 13        

June 4, 2008

 

 

CARDINAL SIN

 

This morning at 2:00 a.m. I was at my church Adoration Hour.  For those of you who arenít familiar with this Catholic tradition, it is literally a Come-to-Jesus meeting once a week.  Well, Iím not a very good Catholic, because Iím sitting there, sweating bullets, blanketed with big-time guilt.  And itís all because of HSL baseball and Jim Buser.  Let me explain.

 

I think all of you can relate to the pure joy we experience when we hit the computer or sports page and see one of our players throw a complete game shutout or go 4-for-4 with two knocks.  Man, Iíd easily step over a hundred dollar bill for a hundred-point night.  But my problem is that I found something far more pleasurable, far more enjoyable.  In fact, itís what I crave.  The demise of Jim Ed Buser and the Redbirds. 

 

Now, this isnít something that happened overnight.  It took Jim years of being himself to cause this, but itís left me in a swirling pot of emotion and sin.  Every big sombrero the Redbirds rack up, I slowly inch closer to the possibility of eternity in Hell.  Just last week I was enjoying myself up at my beautiful little mountain retreat, the Eagleís Nest.  Life was beautiful.  As I watched the partial box scores come across my handheld lifeline, Brett Myers turned a wonderful mountain day into pure pain.  Heíd given up 3 earned runs in the top of the 1st.  Well, fear not, my greatest pleasure in life was not far behind.  It ends up Jimmy had the opposing pitcher, Mark Hendrickson.  He proceeded to give up 10 earned runs in 3-2/3 innings, and a minus 20 tattoo for the Redbirds.  Myers shut down the Marlins the rest of the way with 11 Ks and 33 points.  Sure, Myersí 33 felt good, but Jimmy and the Redbirds, who were already 28 innings over the projected limit, had four starters going that day.  Well, three went negative, and he only got 5 points out of 23 precious used up innings.  Oh, boy, did that feel good.  All of a sudden, my Rocky Mountain High went to an All-Time High.  Sitting on the deck of my Heaven-on-Earth cabin did not compare to the sheer orgasmic joy of Jim being crushed. 

 

There you have it.  Iím cursed with Cardinal Sin.  But come on now.  Am I alone in this quandary?  I know heís the lovable Little Guy in our league, but isnít there any other Cardinal sinners out there?  I sure don't want to be the only HSL member sent down to Hell, and then stuck talking baseball with only Ted. 

 

God bless. 

 

B.T.

 

 

THIS WEEKíS STANDINGS

 

1.

Blues

4409.1

2.

Cubs

4306.8

3.

Chiefs

4170.1

4.

Wahoos

4112.1

5.

Bears

3967.3

6.

Monarchs

3963.9

7.

Bombers

3914.4

8.

Highlanders

3886.9

9.

Skipjacks

3845.5

10.

Redbirds

3822.8

11.

Tigers

3796.4

12.

Tribe

3788.1

13.

Senators

3168.1

 

 

LAST WEEKíS STANDINGS

 

1.

Blues

3835.1

2.

Cubs

3911.9

3.

Chiefs

3615.7

4.

Monarchs

3583.4

5.

Wahoos

3492.0

6.

Highlanders

3434.6

7.

Redbirds

3433.0

8.

Tribe

3422.2

9.

Bears

3407.0

10.

Bombers

3396.8

11.

Tigers

3392.6

12.

Skipjacks

3313.6

13.

Senators

3168.1

 

 

LAST WEEKíS POINT TOTALS

 

1.

Monarchs

620.1

2.

Wahoos

560.3

3.

Bears

531.9

4.

Redbirds

517.6

5.

Blues

474.0

6.

Chiefs

454.4

7.

Tribe

452.3

8.

Tigers

403.8

9.

Cubs

394.9

10.

Bombers

389.8

11.

Highlanders

380.5

12.

Skipjacks

365.9

13.

Senators

339.4