The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


There is no way that Neifi Perez makes that play again in his lifetime. He can play until he's 50, and he will never grab that ball, flip it to the second baseman covering, and turn the double play like he did to essentially end the Brewers' chances of winning Monday night. Of course, that once-in-a-career play was probably brought on by the Baseball Gods, who didn't care for my rant about razing Wrigley. Then again, maybe those Baseball Gods are still ticked that the Braves up and moved to Atlanta.

In other unrelated news, it appears that I will actually have a contract before the NHLPA does. WSEU has apparently signed off on the remaining 10-days or so of our 2003-05 contracts, and have also agreed not to take any back pay in exchange for not having to pay for health insurance back to July '03. It is what you call in the business "a wash" of a deal. What's ironic is, I doubt that we'll actually ratify the contract before it actually expires on July 1.

Speaking of those silly people on skates, I'm a bit chagrined over the "reports" about what the CBA consists of in those bastions of media accuracy, the New York Post and Daily News. Any deal which would essentially make two-thirds to three-fourths of your membership temporarily "unemployed" can not be a good thing. I sincerely believe that this was a line of BS fed to the hockey scribes to throw them off the scent of the real thing - which would allow it to appear that the PA actually won something in the end.

I've actually done some cataloging of my sports card collections, and discovered something about my 91-92 Topps hockey set: I'm missing Jagr and Messier - two cards that are pretty much guaranteed to be high-priced in trying to build the set.