Dem bums: 10 February 2011

There is a disturbance in the Force. Well, at least in St. Louis. I imagine there will be countless, endless stories on the pseudo-drama that surrounds the Cardinals and Albert Pujols, as evidenced by this short piece on the SI website.  I say pseudo because I fully expect the Cardinals to sign Pujols at some point, either right before spring training or at season’s end. Pujols has never said that he no longer is interested in playing in St. Louis. This is really much ado about nothing – even if one of the teams rumored to be interested in him is the Dodgers.

It’s no secret that I’m a Dodgers fan. Yeah, me and the Dodgers go way back … all the way to 1978…but that’s another story.  Point is, I’m not from New York (but I do love the city), never been to Brooklyn and wasn’t born when “dem Bums” moved the City of Angels.  So, really, I don’t feel the angst the way Brooklynites do, or at least some of them.  They’ve always been the Los Angeles Dodgers to me.  I don’t know, maybe the fact that the boys in blue didn’t win a Series until they moved west (where they’ve won 5) had something to do with it.  In any event, the current Dodgers have kicked off a little controversy with their now-becoming-annual throwback uniforms — the ones that say “Brooklyn” all over them.  The New York faithful don’t take too kindly to this.  The story has even gotten traction outside the borough.

Finally, today’s installment of Sports Tattoos Gone Bad: In case you’re wondering (or are just not a baseball fan), that’s Ken Griffey, Jr., rendered (sort of ) in ink.

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