And This Is Meant To Do What ?

And This Is Meant To Do What ?

Now it cannot have escaped most of you that a statue was erected to honor MLB Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig and his contributions to the sport of baseball. Now while I find this mildly amusing I also find it to be an absolute insult to the fans of the game and about as meaningful as suggesting that an statue ought to be erected to honor the deeds of Benedict Arnold . But I digress only the idiot team owners within baseball and in particular those within the front office of the Milwaukee Brewers could have been stupid enough to deem this to be a worthwhile gesture to a man who has done about as much for the game as Arnold did in trying to get the British to still remain as rulers of the US colonies . The life size statue erected outside Miller Park in Milwuakee will be a constant reminder to the fans there of what Selig supposedly meant to them as an owner. I’d can only hope that any pigeons other avian species flying within close proximity of the statue make a deposit of fecal matter upon Selig’s likeness in order to show how the vast majority of fans feel about the commissioner !

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While no one denies that Selig has brought about changes in the game the truth of the matter is other than his rather asinine steroid policy and that of the intoduction of the wildcard playoff system Selig’s legacy will be remembered as one of controversy and the mere fact that he has presided over one of the most corrupt enterprises that there now is in the country. Anyone who believes otherwise really needs to wake up and smell the damn coffee ! MLB may well be a multi-billion dollar business industry with its tentacles now reaching far beyond these shores as it seeks mass market appeal abroad . But what Selig , the hierarchy of the game and his own personal “inner circle” has been able to achieve while remaining far more secretive than anyone can imagine would suggest that cartels such as the Colombian , Mexican drug empires and their leaders could learn a great deal from the commissioner and his subordinates.

While not wanting to state the obvious but none of this could have been done without the able assistance of both the House of Representatives and Senate who each in their own way have made this all possible with the anti-trust exemption and the overly generous tax exemptions that the teams can attain courtesy of the House Oversight Committee and of the House Ways And Means Committe ____ the latter who oversees and writes many of the tax laws which has in many ways created the tax loopholes that they now would decry because revenues to the IRS are said to be on the decline . Well who’d have thought that when these idiots were the ones who continuously find ways to rewrite and finagle the laws that now stretch to several thousand pages and which has as much legalese terms that would befuddle a tenured law professor ?

Now while accolades and honors are bestowed upon individuals for their deeds to a certain cause. I find it somewhat galling that Selig should have this honor bestowed upon him but yet Pittsburgh Pirates’ great Roberto Clemente cannot have his baseball number retired or even a statuette placed in his honor at PNC Park ! Somehow things seem to be skewered here given the sacrifices made by the former baseball great but I guess Selig and his loyal band followers feel that he’s far more deserving of this honor than anything that they would feel is more appropriate for Clemente ? Oh the sheer and simple idiocy of it all ! But this is what baseball has become about ! Backslapping and glad handing those who aren’t really deserving of an honor but it’s done because , it’s meant to show that all is right with the game and for the sheer sake of the fans it’s meant to draw them in further.

Now if anything Selig will deem it a privilege and honor that this has been bestowed upon him but as I alluded to earlier I sincerely hope that a number of avian species will find their mark with aeronautic precision when they choose to deposit some fecal matter from their lower extremities . Think of it as a dog using a fire hydrant as its calling hard while it urinates on that actual being ? I trust that the janitorial staff there at Miller Park will be gainfully employed and well compensated for their time when it comes to cleaning up that mess !

With recent leaked documents concerning the financial dealings of the Pirates —— Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays and the profits earned by of the ballclubs in question. We’ve yet to hear a public utterance from Selig or from anyone within commissioner’s office . It were as if they’d rather this all go away but as of now the shit has hit the proverbial fan and the fallout from this all that present seems to be minuscule . It could well lead to a number of questions being asked of the teams around Major League Baseball and how many of them truly derive of their profits . It is becoming increasingly clear that much of that isn’t from standard operational business practices but more out of creative accounting and the monies given to the so called small market teams whose goal it is to bolster their rosters as mandated by the commissioner’s office. If any of the belief that this has actually been happening then one simply has to look at what has transpired within the Marlins and Pirates’ organization and the backtracking that has taken place by the respective owners of those two teams. Both Robert Nutting and Jeffrey Loria have been recluctant to answer questions head that have been posed to them on . But what might be even more exacerbating has been the stance taken by Selig , himself. No sense of consternation or of him being actually peturbed by this all, as he has simply looked the other way and the other owners around the league have remained ominously silent about it all. One gets the impression that they actually couldn’t give a shit at all as they know that they have the pocket books of the fans to fall back on as a way and means of recouping that money. And that clearly will be the action taken by the big market teams who bear the burden of the tax that they’re assessed in order that the small market teams can survive.

The fact that Selig is being honored in such a way is rather asinine ! But one can simply view it as showing how really out of touch with reality that the game of baseball really is. Instead of dealing with the real issues within its sport , Selig , the owners and the players but perhaps even more so the MLBPA (union) led by Michael Weiner would rather portray themselves that the sport that the nation became so enamored with and where its history is littered with heroic feats by legends whose names have become synonymous not just with the sport but also with the fabric of society. And unfortunately for us this gesture is meaningless and simply shows once again the values espoused are cheap and trite . Under Selig’s tenure the game has become a joke wherein it is now the fans that are having to bear the brunt of the stupidity and the larcenous fraud that has been perpetrated upon us all. Anyone who believes otherwise either has their head buried in the sand and is utterly too naive and stupid to complain.

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What thoughts if any do have one Selig receiving the honor of having a statue placed outside Miller Park in his name ? Do you feel it is justified and warranted ? Bear in mind also that Selig has stated he doesn’t feel it necessary to retire Clemente’s number given the player’s philanthropy and the way in which he lost his life. If anyone is actually due such an honor in having a statue in his honor do you not believe that it should be Roberto Clemente ? Chime in with your thoughts on the matter and as always thanks for the continued support as it’s greatly appreciated !

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Alan aka tophatal ……………………… πŸ™‚

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Eva Mendes

Actress Eva Mendes . Keep the faith simply play with “the boys ” while ogling Eva .

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18 thoughts on “And This Is Meant To Do What ?

    1. Chris Humpherys

      Only baseball can be this utterly stupid ! They erect a statue to Selig but these bastards can’t retire Clemente’s number posthhumously much less erect a statue outside PNC Park in his honor. How fucked up is that ?

      Now you can see why the international governing body for the sport much less the IOC has no respect for Selig and his hierarchy . They’d have been better off erecting a statue of Eva instead of Selig then at least the male fans of the game would have something to truly appreciate !

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      tophatal …….. πŸ™‚

    2. Chris Humpherys

      If I were a pigeon I’d definiely be making a deposit on that statue. Perhaps we can get the offspring of those birds from the movie The Birds to reenact a scene but instead of attacking their human prey they simply just sh_t on Selig’s likeness ?

      tophatal ……. πŸ™‚

  1. Probably the least exciting monument ever made. I could see them doing it MAYBE if he just died or something, but they should’ve gone with a big Milwaukees Best Beer Can instead!

    1. chappy

      They could have erected the statue of a penis outside Miller Park and that would’ve elicited far more excitement than a “dumb ass” statue of Selig . This is further evidence of not only how dumb the team owners are but also the entire world of baseball and the inner circle there. I just hope that every pigeon that flies past it simply deposits a whole load of sh_t all over that thing !.

      Roberto Clemente died over 35 years ago in a plane crash bringing much needed aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua . There’s been a call to retire his number posthumously but Selig says no believing that he doesn’t warrant such a fate. That’s bullshit given what Clemente has done in and outside of the game . How fuc_ked up is this sport to begin with ?

      Clemente is far more deserving of a statue in his honor than a buthead like Selig !

      tophatal …….. πŸ™‚

    1. al clements

      This is the sort of story that all of a sudden makes me want to become a pigeon trainer. I’d have those birds swoop down over all Miller Park and simply take a dump on Selig’s statue ! What hell ….. how the fu_k is an imbecile like that deserving of such a gesture ? What about the likes of Roberto Clemente whose number he (Selig) and the league refuses to retire ? A guy who’s far more deserving of such a gesture wouldn’t you say ?

      tophatal …………. πŸ™‚

  2. I think most baseball fans would agree that there should be an asterisk placed beside the statue. I think that will let everyone know what his term as commissioner was all about.

    1. aero

      What should be placed alongside that statue is a slop bucket that fans there can either defecate in or urinate in order to show their displeasure at such an asinine gesture . Bud Selig has done about as much harm to baseball as Hitler and the Nazis have done to the Jews !

      tophatal ……… πŸ™‚

    2. aero

      They could’ve erected a penis in his honor and I think that would’ve gone down a great deal better than a real statue in his likeness.

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      tophatal ……… πŸ™‚

    1. Chris Humpherys

      They’ll be erecting something alright to Strasburg if he doesn’t come back at full strength and in form. They’ll be erecting their middle fingers to him and the entire Nationals’ organization . The pitching coaches there in DC aren’t worth their salt as any idiot could see that there was something wrong with the kid’s mechanics. Simply have trying to overpower hitters wasn’t enough . He’s got to be able to use some guile and we hardly witnessed that in his pitching performances at all !

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      tophatal …… πŸ™‚

    1. chappy

      Boxer Mike Tyson is an avid aviarist as he likes to train and race pigeons. Perhaps we can petition him to have a couple of his pigeons swoop over Miller Park and make a deposit on Selig’s statue ?

      Whatever purists there were behind this idea had to have been either high on “coke” or some “blow” ! But as you know I’ve never been enamored with Selig and his ass kissing minion of dickheads !

      tophatal …….. πŸ™‚

  3. I could be wrong, but there is a statue of Clemente…..One thing for sure there is a “Roberto Clemente Bridge” very near the ballpark…with plaques and all.
    I hope that I spelled the word plaque or is plague? One is a bad disease the other a metal sign

    1. al clements

      If there is a statue of Clemente’ it’s certainly not inside the ballpark there in Pittsburgh to my knowledge. Bur then again that’s not to say that they won’t be doing something to honor him as they ought to.

      Selig being honored with a statue is liking honoring a guy for repeatedly fu_king up because of his sheer stupidity !

      But then again no one ever claimed that Selig was meant to be intelligent to begin with .

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      tophatal ………….

  4. Didn’t know Selig had been an owner, thus poor choice, believe one should be impartial and an owner, even a former owner cannot be impartial

    1. al clements

      For the first couple of years after he’d initially taken over from his predecessor he was still the owner of the Brewers. Since he took over the commissioner’s position on a full time basis the club was turned over to his daughter . The team was then sold but the family still retains a small minority interest in the team .

      Along the way he’s made sure that they’ve benefited greatly through MLB’s largesse with the tax sharing revenue scheme.

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      tophatal ……… πŸ™‚

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