Thursday, April 26, 2012

Phils finding a groove- and- Metta World Peace

A brief note on the Phils, and I won't let this blog get too long Carson. I know you need to take a break every few paragraphs.

Laynce Nix and Ty Wigginton, who I don't feel are worthy of MLB contracts, have proven me stupid the last two games. The Phils managed to take two of three from the Diamondbacks and have one more tune-up series (Chicago Cubs) before hitting a nine-game NL East run. The fourth-place Phils can establish themselves as a contender during this run, with a much anticipated series in Washington. Side note- if you are a true fan, and have the means to do so, find a way to get tickets during this 'Take Back the Ball Park" series. The Nationals have limited ticket sales to people in a DC, Virginia and Maryland address, in order to have more Nats red than Phils red during that series.

Either way, that series is huge, as the Nationals sport a 14-4 record, with a near equal percentage of making the playoffs as the Phillies, according to a very biased statistic. Don't let the Nats take back the ball park. And don't let Jayson Werth think he made the right decision, when it appears, that truly, he has. Washington has a very bright future. The Phils, well, welcome to the 1994-2007 era in the next year or so.

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, has been in the news recently again for more non-talent reasons-unless his talent is muay thai, then his instructor may be impressed.

Whenever someone has the audacity to change his name to something as ridiculous as Metta World Peace, a few years after starting one of the worst NBA brawls in league history, has clearly something wrong with him.

His interview after his seven-game sentence was handed down was even more ridiculous. Something along the lines of after his dunk, he turned around and James Harden was just 'right there.' Then saying that 'he has never hurt anyone on the court.' The video, if you haven't seen it, is absurd. He takes a good two steps and just unwinds an elbow to Harden's head, after of course a few chest pounds for converting a slam dunk. Wow. Congratulations you bad dude you. A dunk in the NBA. Impressive.

But this led to me to do some research on World Peace's career. We all know about his 2004 Pistons-Pacers brawl, but did you know that his great dane - Socks - was removed from his home after he failed to adequately take care of her? Did you know he was arrested in 2007 for domestic violence?

So what's my point? My point is this. This guy goes into the county court house or wherever it is that you file for a name change and says I want my name changed to Metta World Peace saying  "Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world." Great. You can't bring peace to your own home, your dog, your wife or your profession. But somehow, sir, you are on a mission to save the world through the name on the back of your jersey. This all makes complete sense to me, does it not to you?

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