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“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
That enormous sigh you hear coming out of San Diego isn’t wheezing from Padre Nation, upon hearing of the pending trade of slugger Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox.
It’s coming from Nate Colbert — the Padres’ all-time home run leader.
Gonzalez pulled within two dingers of tying Colbert’s franchise-best 163 career homer mark at season’s end.
Just how futile is San Diego when it comes to the long ball? The next closest active home run leader is Kevin Kouzmanoff and his 59 long balls in a Padre uniform.
Portfolio.com has ranked the nation’s top 200 ‘brainiest’ cities based on criteria such as income and education.
Green Bay is the lowest ranked city that houses a franchise in any of the Big Four leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL). That makes sense. Without fail, every December we see images of some Lambeau lardo wearing nothing but paint on his chest and a block of cheddar on his head.
(84th), it should be noted, is ‘brainier’ than Phoenix (100). Akron, Ohio, is even smarter than Phoenix.
Favre, who never likes to simply throw a pass away, will heretofore be known as the “Hoarder.”
Perhaps Stevie Johnson — the Buffalo Bills’ receiver infamously dropped a game-winning pass and blamed his maker via Twitter — needs to ask God why a grown man goes by the name “Stevie.”