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Author has written 138 stories for Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Avatar: Last Airbender, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Wrestling, Misc. Books, Zoey 101, Drake & Josh, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Spy Kids, Winx Club, Mario, Pokémon, Mortal Kombat, Jimmy Neutron, Misc. Tv Shows, Harry Potter, and Victorious.
Hey just so you all know I'm still a huge fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! and it's successor GX. I've slowly grown into a fan of it's successor 5D's (though there's parts of it I still despise such as how they've drastically changed Akiza's character). I'm a self-proclaimed White Alexis and Zombie Shou and Evil Johan fanboy. (Evil Johan is soo smexy!!) I've also developed a heavy fanboy obsession with the Black Rose persona of Akiza Izinski or Aki Izayoi for Japanese fans. I also have ims. That info is listed below.
Yahoo: evil_yugi94 (Back up and running)
AIM: yuugiwickedangel (evilyugilover was quietly retired in June of 2011)
A Chibi Is Born (Temporary Hiatus due to lack of material)
Innocent Evil (NEW) (Temporary hiatus)
Cold Blooded Passion For Love (NEW)
All Grown Up GX (NEW) (Possible retooling coming in the future!)
Sealed Love (NEW)
Nightmarish Dreams (NEW)
Pro League Adventures (NEW)
The Girl Of Destiny (NEW)
Atem Gets To Stay (NEW) (Temporary hiatus)
Love And Hate (NEW) (DISCONTINUED FOR NOW)
Dragged To The Grave (NEW) (Temporary hiatus)
A Secret Rich Angel (NEW) (Temporary hiatus)
Chibi Yugi (NEW)
Guardian Adoption (NEW) (Temporary hiatus)
Perfect Unapproved Match (NEW)
The Darkness Within Yugi (NEW)
The Kaiser's Heart (NEW)
Black And White (NEW)
Second Coming Of The Hikari No Kessha (NEW)
White Kingdom (Indefinite hiatus)
Championship Dreams (NEW) (Temporary hiatus due to writer's block and lack of votes in poll)
Taking The Pledge
Trapped In Nexus
Legacy Of Love (NEW)
Changing The Script (NEW)
An Awesome And Extreme Return (NEW)
Meant To Be (NEW)
Does Our Fire Still Burn? (Now planned to be a multi-chapter ficcy)
Over The Edge (NEW)
Lady Of The Shield (NEW)
Warrior Of Black Ice (NEW)
Mistifying Friendships (NEW)
Memoirs Of A Legend Killer (NEW)
Unions Of Crazy (NEW)
Life Of A Model (NEW)
Game Of Reality (NEW)
A Straight Edge Family (NEW)
The White Ice Queen And The Legend Killer (NEW)
Melting The Ice And Freezing The Flames (NEW)
Killing A Legend (NEW)
Capitol Couples (NEW)
Stepping Out Of The Shadows (NEW)
The Black Widow And The Diva Of Tomorrow (NEW)
A New Breed Of Evolution (NEW)
Shield Of The True Diva (NEW)
A Vampire's Bite (NEW)
When You Wish Upon A Star (NEW)
Dawn Of A New Era (NEW)
Ties Of Kombat (NEW)
Blood Prodigy (NEW) (Sequel to Blood Marionette)
Xtreme Chickbusters (NEW)
European Union (NEW)
Teaching Excellence (NEW)
The Revolution Will Be Televised (NEW)
Righteous Fury (NEW)
AJ Lee, World Heavyweight Champion (NEW)
Return Of A Punk (NEW)
Dark Days Turn Sunny (NEW)
Invasions, Reunions And Love (NEW)
Pure Girl Power (NEW)
A Frozen White Destiny (NEW)
Poisoning The Innocent (NEW)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Victorious Style (NEW)
It's Playtime (NEW)
Do It With Flair (NEW)
Pyramid of Light
Crush Virus Victory
Mai's One True Love
Mokuba's Burning Revenge
What Have You Done Yuugi?
Knight of Triumph
From The Light Comes The Dark!
Wish Of Final Effort
Hell Kaiser Bets on It
Because I Love You
If I Weren't A Thief
One With The Darkness
The Return Of Mr. Kennedy!
Divas Of Doom
Flames Of Hatred
Saved By A Broski
Silver Screen Couple
Stay With Me (May go beyond a one-shot)
Say It To My Face, Push Alex Riley For God's Sake!
The Streak VS The Career: Undertaker VS HBK!
Healing A Broken Heart With Christmas Love
Long Island Champion (May go beyond a one-shot)
Making Up For Lost Time
Skips And Fist Pumps Of Love
Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten
Burn In The White Light (May go beyond a one-shot)
Obsession (May go beyond a one-shot)
Always AJ's Champion, No Matter What
Her Heart Will Go On
Joker And His Harley
The Black Widow And Her English Rose
Repairing Her Heart's Puzzle
A Flawless Birthday
Farewell To A Warrior
A Crazy Loving Family
Twist Of Fate's Love
The Doctor Of Huganomics And The Shield's Muscle
The Final Pipebomb
Turning The Paige To 22
Loving The Show-Off
A Dashing Birthday
Leap Of Faith
Snow Days And Slumber Parties
Rectifying A Beautiful Injustice
Musings Of The Adorably Evil
Paige Of Love
Anniversary Of Hell
Complete Non One-Shot/2-shots
The Cruelest Heart
The Streak VS The Career: Undertaker VS HBK!
Frozen In Light
Ra Vs Mewtwo: Which Generation is Stronger?
Wario's Baseball Tournament
Twist Of Love
New Student Dreams
Pokemon Colosseum: Shadow Sagas
A New Life Begins
The Abandoned Couple
The Young Couple
A Unique Revenge
Yubel's Twisted World
The Unown Strike Back!
Sy's Time To Shine: A New GX
Sho's Fiery Angel
Memoirs Of A Legend Killer
Possible Sequels to stories under In Progress. I haven't decided if I will or not. The ones under DELETED MAY BE REWRITTEN THOUGH!!
An alternate ending fic to Episode 24, The Face Off Part 3, where Yami nearly kills Kaiba in Duelist Kingdom.
A brotherly MarikXOdion one-shot.
An alternate ending fic to Yami Bakura's duel with the evil Marik.
A Layla X Michelle McCool fanfic.
A series of one-shot fic promos honoring fallen WWE Legends, taking place the night of Raw 1000 or July 23, 2012.
A Kaitlyn farewell fanfic.
A Kaitlyn fic reversing her release in some special way.
A fic for baseball fans of Rafael Palmeiro where Raffy earns his rightful place in Cooperstown.
A Stacy Keibler-centric fic based on her hometown Orioles making the playoffs.
A Psycho!Mickie fic of some kind entitled Hot Mess.
As requested by CM Punk: Punk has a dream of him and Chris Benoit having their last matches, Punk with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29, where Punk breaks The Streak at 20-1 and for Benoit, Wrestlemania 31 VS The Lunatic Fringe, Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship.
Future ideas unknown if they'll be actually ever written but kept just in case
A possible Zelda/YGO crossover set early in Sealed Love.
A Chazz angst-heavy one-shot based on Chapter 1 of 'White Kingdom.'
A possible sequel to The Cruelest Heart.
A White AsukaXJudai one-shot lemon. (Unsure when or if I'll show this.)
A one-shot with Kimi tormenting Chuckie with 'I Hate Everything About You' based on Chapter 22 of All Grown Up GX following her joining the Society of Light.
The sequel to Yugi's Depression. (Not sure when)
(Possibly) The sequel to Cold.
A Society Of Light-centered parody based on "Weird Al" Yankovic's "White & Nerdy". (When this will happen, I'm not sure)
When I plan to update or repost deleted stories
Slifer Love - Unknown
A Chibi is Born - Unknown
Cold Blooded Passion For Love - When time permits
All Grown Up GX - Unsure
The Abandoned Couple - Unknown
Sealed Love - Today or tommorrow of whenever XD
Pro League Adventures - Unsure
The Girl Of Destiny - Unsure
Nightmarish Dreams - Unsure
Cold - Prematurely Complete!
The Cruelest Heart - Complete!
Yugi's Depression - COMPLETE!!
Love And Hate - DISCONTINUED until further notice.
Dragged To The Grave - Any Time (Temporary Hiatus!)
A Secret Rich Angel - Unsure
Chibi Yugi - Any Time
Guardian Adoption - TBD
Perfect Unapproved Match - Any Time
The Darkness Within Yugi - Whenever I can
The Kaiser's Heart - It depends
Black And White - Not sure.
White Kingdom - Indefinite hiatus
The Streak VS The Career: Undertaker VS HBK! - COMPLETE!!
Championship Dreams - TBD
Taking The Pledge - Depends
Trapped In Nexus - No clue
Legacy Of Love - Any time
Changing The Script - Any Time
Over The Edge - Any Time
Lady Of The Shield - Any Time
Does Our Fire Still Burn? - TBD
Warrior Of Black Ice - Any time
Mistifying Friendships - TBD
A Straight Edge Family - TBD
Life Of A Model - TBD
Unions Of Crazy - Any Time
The White Ice Queen And The Legend Killer - Any Time
Melting The Ice And Freezing The Flames - TBD
Killing A Legend - TBD
Capitol Couples - TBA
Stepping Out Of The Shadows - TBD
The Black Widow And The Diva Of Tomorrow - TBD
A New Breed Of Evolution - TBD
Shield Of The True Diva - TBD
A Vampire's Bite - TBD
Dawn Of A New Era - TBD
Ties Of Kombat - TBD
Blood Prodigy - TBD
Xtreme Chickbusters - TBD
European Union - TBD
Teaching Excellence - TBD
The Revolution Will Be Televised - TBD
Righteous Fury - TBD
AJ Lee, World Heavyweight Champion - TBD
Return Of A Punk - TBD
Reflection - As often as I can, time permitting.
Dark Days Turn Sunny - TBD
Invasions, Reunions And Love - TBD
Pure Girl Power - TBD
A Frozen White Destiny - TBD
Poisoning The Innocent - TBD
Yu-Gi-Oh! Victorious Style TBD
It's Playtime - TBD
Do It With FlairTBD
1. I do not tolerate flames of any kind. If you do not like my story don't read it!
2. I am open to constructive criticism, but please be polite.
"Your multicolored pom-pom sisters don't even come close to the power of my guardian." - Rafael (Fate Of The Pharaoh Part 1)
"Don't make me turn this car around!" - Duke Devlin (Fate Of The Pharaoh Part 2)
"Perhaps you could've used the Pharaoh's help after all! You pathetic mortal!" Bakura then laughs - Yami Bakura (The Dark One Cometh Part 2)
"But how? What?! My calculations assured me that I would win this duel! This just doesn't add up at all!" - Crump in the form of Nightmare Penguin before being beaten by Yugi's Dark Magician and Tea's Dark Magician Girl. (Freeze Play, Part 2)
Marik: "If you want to win, then don't be so reckless with our life points!"
Yami Bakura: "What do you mean, 'OUR' life points, you parasite?! I'm the one fighting this duel, not you!" - Yami Bakura and the true Marik arguing over his dueling tactics while facing Marik's evil half. (Showdown In The Shadows, Part 2)
Yami Marik: "Get ready to enter the darkness at the hands of Ra!"
Yami Bakura: "Don't you realize that I AM the darkness?" (Foreshadowing The Dawn Of The Duel arc where he is revealed as Zorc The Dark One)
Yami Marik: -chuckles- "Whats that supposed to mean?"
Yami Bakura: "It's quite simple. It means I cant be destroyed! You haven't seen the last of me!" -Bakura then laughs evilly as it appears to the viewer that he disappears into the Shadow Realm. but in reality he survives as a portion of his spirit lives within the Millennium Puzzle while Yami Marik goes on to claim the Ring- Bakura and Marik's dark side at the end of their Shadow Game. (Showdown In The Shadows, Part 2)
"Toasty The Baker. Good God!" - Spencer (iNevel)
"When i'm cookin' I'm cookin' things, cookin' things for people to eat, I'm cookin' I'm cookin things, things that people will chew." - Spencer singing while cooking (iWill Date Freddie)
Spencer: "No, No, No, No, No, No, No."
Freddie: "Why no? Seven times." (A comical moment in iWant More Viewers)
"Stop beholdin the-" crunch "I stepped on my taco!" - Spencer (iWant More Viewers)
Spencer: "Must you look in my wok?"
Grandfather Shay: "I just wanna know what your cooking for dinner."
Spencer: "Chicken Stir-Fry. That Ok? Or do you think Mister Chicken should go pack his bags and go live with you in Yakima?" (iWanna Stay With Spencer)
Spencer: "I know everything that goes on around here." (A fire starts from his wok) "Fire Alarm!"
Grandfather Shay: "Don't just yell! Do something!" (iWanna Stay With Spencer)
Grandfather Shay: "Yakima's a great town."
Carly: "No great town can be named Yakima. It sounds like someone throwing up."
Spencer: "It does. (Spencer pretends to throw up) Yakima! Yakima!" (iWanna Stay With Spencer)
Aah! Too many people in my lobby! Keep off my floor I just mopped! Aah!" - Lewbert (The crazy lobby clerk) (iWanna Stay With Spencer)
"I am in the bathtub!" - Spencer (iPromise Not To Tell)
"Hobos can't afford cable." - Spencer (iPromise Not To Tell)
"Well if it isn't my straight A little sister, Carlay!" - Spencer (iPromise Not To Tell)
"You liar! You said you weren't gonna get straight A's but you did!" - Spencer (iPromise Not To Tell)
"Adjust. Shoot, Print. Adjust. Shoot, Print. Sports Drink." - Spencer (iHate Sam's New Boyfriend)
"14,317, 14,316, 14,315, 14,314, 14,313, I am having a horrible time! 14,311." - Spencer nearly crying while desperately trying to finish his "Claymation" movie after Jonah moved his alien, forcing him to start over. (iHate Sam's New Boyfriend)
"Yeah, you could be all 'Hello there, Captain Wart Burger. Would you like a side of Wart Fries?" - Jonah while talking/flirting with Sam. (iHate Sam's New Boyfriend)
"Jimmy Crack Corn And I Don't Care, Jimmy Crack Corn And I Don't Care, Jimmy Crack Corn And I Don't Care!! ...I'm in a hole." - Spencer singing while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
"Uncle Spencer is stuck. Repeating: Uncle Spencer is stuck." - Spencer while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
Spencer: "Did my pants come off?!"
Spencer: "Please tell me i'm wearing underwear!"
Carly: "Your good."
Spencer: "Awesome!" - Spencer while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
Carly: "Spencer you doing okay?!"
Carly: "Well. just hang in there."
Spencer: "Sure!" - Spencer while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
"Goin' to run all night, goin' to run all day, I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag...bob-tailed nag." - Spencer singing while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
"I'm so bored...so bored...So bored...Hey that sounded pretty good!" - Spencer singing while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
Freddie: "This isn't working."
Spencer: "Really?!" - Spencer while trapped in a heating duct (iHatch Chicks)
"I didn't give him any fruit!!" - Spencer trying to evade Freddie's nutjob mother (iNevel)
"Don't worry Toasty. Soon, you'll be back and 'butter' than ever. ...Thank God no one heard that." - Spencer while rebuilding the melted Toasty The Baker Sculpture (iNevel)
Greg Horvath: "Braxley!"
Braxley: "I'm stupid." - Numerous times. (iPromote Techfoots)
"Get Back! I said Get Back! Back I Say!" - Hazmat dude (Fungus Among Us)
Patrick: “Uh, Robert, Robert, Uh, Ronald, Ronald. Ryan.”
Spongebob: “Are you sure your not trying to say Roger?”
Patrick: “Oh, wait, I got it, I got it. Ringo.”
“Someone should put you in a box floating down the river, Grandma!” – Plankton
“I think it’s time for you to lose some weight Fattie! That’s what it is!” - Plankton
(20,000 Patties Under The Sea for the above 5 quotes)
"You're not properly seasoned!" - Spongebob (To Save A Squirrel)
Squidward: (To Spongebob and Pat): No I'm not ready! I'll never be ready! Don’t you get it?!
Sponge: Sure we do. – Squidward and Spongebob having one of their infamous arguments. (SB-129)
Squidward: Spongebob! (After he fell in a hole Spongebob dug outside his house)
Spongebob: Hey, Squidward. Going somewhere?
Squidward: I'm going to wring you dry when I get out of here! Now get me out of here!!
Spongebob: Ok, Squidward. I'll stop by after work. (leaves)
Squidward: Spongebob...!! Spongebob! (screams) Spongebob!! (in distance) - Employee of The Month
"Excuse me, does this lovely couple belong to you? They've been standing outside my house saying 'Where's Patrick' all day. It's driving me nuts!" - Squidward while bringing Patrick's real parents to him. (I'm With Stupid)
"Oh no, please don't sue me!" - Plankton when Nat was eating a Chum Stick for the 1st time. (Plankton's Regular)
"What? It's just obvious that i'm a complete failure and a waste of a lower life-form. Oh, woe is me!" (Falls on floor, crying) - Plankton after learning Nat was only paid to eat Plankton's Chum and that he didn't really like it. (Plankton's Regular)
Sponge: Ready now?
Sponge: (two secs later) How bout now?
Squid: No, No!
Sponge: Ready yet?
Squid: No I'm not ready! I'll NEVER be READY! Don't you get it?!
Sponge: Sure we do.
Squid: What?! mumbles to himself then slams the door on himself
Squid: (walks back, knocking on door with a murderous look)
Sponge: (opens it) Ready?
Squid: (loud face-palm) OUT! Sheesh!
Squid: Shouldn't you be at work today Spongebob?!
Sponge: I'd love to be at work today!
Sponge: (eyes lower sadly) But its Sunday. The Krusty Krab is closed.
Sq: (later in the future) Are the... other letters of the alphabet involved here?
Spongetron: Sure, all 486 of them!
Sq: Please, we've got to do something!
ST X,Y,Z: Jellyfishing!
Squidward: WE JUST GOT BURIED ALIVE, YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!! - Buried In Time
Patrick: Hey! What did I tell you before?! -while eating the Fiasco art piece- I'm trying to get some shut-eye! - Fiasco!
"Find your own place to nap!" - Gordy (Stress)
"Stress vision, that's when you think the worst is happening when it's not!!" - Gordy (Stress)
Drake And Josh Quotes
"I'll tell ya what, Chad, Why don't I call up the Ginger Ale headquarters, have 'em back up a tanker truck to your mouth so Chad can suck Ginger Ale 'till there's no more Ginger Ale for the rest of the Earth's Population?!" - Josh (Eric Punches Drake)
"I hate hot." - Josh's driving instructor, a very grouchy woman that dislikes teens. (Driver's License)
"You're pushing it!" - Josh through gritted teeth after Drake tries to force him to open the car door due to him getting a traffic ticket. (Driver's License)
"Will ya quit callin' me?!" - Josh (Josh Is Done)
"You have smashed the window of transparency!" - Drake in weird voice (Josh Is Done)
"He left? He did not leave! (leaves and returns about 5 seconds later) He left!" - Josh (Josh Is Done)
"It's called the Game Pod. It's podular. POD-U-LAR!" - Josh's Pseudo-twin Jerry, repeating a word for emphasis like Josh does. (Drew and Jerry)
"Stomach aches! You give me stomach aches!" - Josh's Pseudo-twin Jerry yelling at Drake's Pseudo-twin Drew while during a episode of the direct parody of the show called "Drew & Jerry" which is also the name of the episode this quote comes from.
"What else? Um, uh, oh, I'm very wet and uh, even my underwear is soaked through.." - Walter, Drake and Josh's dim-witted father. (The Storm)
"Door Vosh is at the Diana!" - Josh while frantically trying to tell Drake a supermodel was at their door. (Megan's Revenge)
"The more the 'magic-er'!" - Henry Doheny (The Great Doheny)
"Putt, putt, putt, putt, putt." - Henry Doheny while preparing to take a mini-golf/putt-putt stroke. (The Great Doheny)
Henry Doheny: No, No, No, absolutely not.
Josh: You won't do a magic show?
Henry: No, you can't put ketchup on an omelet! It's just wrong! (The Great Doheny)
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Quotes
"Whoa whoa hold up hold up time out time out flag on the play travelin' offsides clipping hold up wait a minute." - Will after Hillary guesses a question right on Geoffrey's "Brainstorm" tape. (Winner Takes Off)
"You did what?! Are you out of your horny little adolescent minds?!" - Uncle Phil after he found out Will and Carlton tricked Geoffrey into thinking he won the lottery which he didn't. (Winner Takes Off)
"What is that, like the theme of this family? When in doubt, blame Will." - Will after Ashley tried blaming him. (It's A Beautiful Lie)
"For the love of God, does nobody have a bell?!" - Carlton (Save The Last Trance)
"What the hell is in those crab puffs?!" - Will (Save The Last Trance)
Will: "He looks up and sees-"
Will: The company Porsche! (laughs) (To Thine Own Self Be Blue...And Gold)
"Geoffrey, start making some damn coffee!" - Will (Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Part 1)
"Moron! Fathead!" - Geoffrey while listening to a Dodgers game. (Striptease for Two)
"Bunt, you pasty-faced sod!" - Geoffrey while listening to a Dodgers game. (Striptease for Two)
"What the hell's your problem?! You got bricks in your butt, ya clown?!" - Geoffrey while listening to a Dodgers game. (Striptease for Two)
"What is this, the Spanish Inquisition?!" - Will while Ashley asks him questions relating to sex. (Be My Baby Tonight)
"Will you stop talkin' dirty?!" - Will after Ashley said she was excited (but not over sex, over her upcoming date) (Be My Baby Tonight)
Kevin: Hey Will, is Ashley ready?
Will: No man, she's only 13! - Be My Baby Tonight
"Is there no end to you people's preoccupation with sex?!" - Will (Be My Baby Tonight)
"One more step and I'll fill you full of potassium!" (takes off running after he slammed the door closed.) - Will (Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe)
"I ain't no virgin!!" - Will in the pressure of the moment so to speak. (Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe)
"Don't let me be Rodney, man!" - Will while trying to out-run security guards. (Hilary Gets A Job)
"Oh, please! Let me get it this time!" - Geoffrey being sarcastic when everyone looks at him to get the door. (P.S. I Love You)
"Of course! Why would anyone talk to me? I'm but a lowly servant." - Geoffrey when he assumed Carlton was talking to him but it was Will instead. (P.S. I Love You)
Philip: Get out of the car.
Will and Carlton: But you just said-
Philip: GET OUT OF THE DAMN CAR!! - Boyz In The Woods
Will: Man, you think everything your father does is right.
Carlton: Of course, don't you?
Will: Heeeeeell No! (Spelling is intentional as he holds the 'he' part) - It's A Beautiful Lie
"Ok, that's a wrap! Everybody out, y'all ain't got to go home, but you got to get the hell out of here!" - Will after learning Phil and Vivian were coming home that night instead of Monday. (The Butler Did It)
Will: Not Monday! -referring to Viv and Phil coming home that night-
Carlton: Ok, that's a wrap, everybody out! You ain't gotta go home, but ya got to get the hell out of here! - The Butler Did It
"They'll only be here one day! They'll only be here one day! The Titanic sank in one day! The Hindenburg blew up in one day! The entire city of Pompeii was covered in molten lava in one day!" - Will having a breakdown. (The Butler Did It)
"Someone get that damn door!" - Geoffrey after being interrupted from working on his memoirs. (Ill Will)
Chazz: "Drop that shrimp!"
Syrus: Who you callin' a shrimp?
Hassleberry: "Hey one battle at a time soldier!"
Chazz: "I want outta here!!"
(A dinner convo in Sad But Truesdale)
"I activate the Ritual Of The Ultimate Forbidden Lord spell card!" - Adrian Gecko while dueling Aster Phoenix near Exodia's chamber. (The Forbidden Ritual, Part 1)
Marcel (Under Yubel's control): It's time to shed this pathetic skin!
Jesse: You're doin' what?! (Unleashing The Dragon, Part 2)
Jimmy Neutron Quotes
Nanobot 1: I'LL GO MAD IF I HAVE TO STAY HERE!!!
Nanobot 2: At least we have each other.
Nanobot 1: I'LL GO MAD IF I HAVE TO STAY HERE!!!!! - Jimmy's rogue Nanobots inventions complaining while being trapped in his lab. (Fundemonium)
"Gotta stop hugging those infielders. It'll get you out of the game every time." - Gary Thorne during the 4th inning of the April 5th, 2008 Orioles game.
"Look out Raymond, Look out! Oh body slam by Luke Scott!" - Jim Hunter as Luke Scott plays around with Raymond the Tampa Bay Rays mascot before the start of the April 11th, 2008 Orioles game against the Rays.
"Right here, Shields is thinking 'Hey I got the third out of the inning, thank you very much, strand a couple of guys' and oops he throws it away and here comes Markakis with the first run of the game." - Buck Martinez after a throwing error by Jason Bartlett of the Tampa Bay Rays allows Nick Markakis of the Orioles to score on what should have been the third out of the top of the first inning of the April 11th, 2008 Orioles game.
Jim Hunter (laughing a bit): "Now Brian Roberts telling him 'Way to go. Way to go Kevin. Use that speed.
Buck Martinez: "Yeah your not that fast Kevin. Your not that fast. Throw it to Jeremy."
Jim (laughter subsiding): "Guthrie was over there waiting." - Jim Hunter and Buck Martinez after Kevin Millar narrowly beats Carl Crawford to the 1st base bag to record the 2nd out of the bottom of the 5th inning of the April 11th, 2008 game.
Tom Davis: "A high school Japanese pitcher pitched 2 innings, threw 250 pitches allowed 66 runs and his coach took him out saying he was on a pace for 500 pitches and didn't want to injure himself." (laughing)
Rick Dempsey: (laughing also) "I don't even wanna bring up that one game 30 to 3 against Texas (Rangers) but that's like having that whole game condensed twice. That's unbelievable. 33 runs an inning. It had to be. That's like a Tee-Ball game!" (laughs)
Tom Davis: (laughing slightly) "It must've been. Obviously but can you imagine? 250 pitches in 2 innings!" - Tom and Rick joking around at the end of O's XTRA before the April 20th, 2008 Orioles game against the hated New York Yankees.
"Psychiatric help will be available after the game and the White Sox will provide it." (Laughter) - Gary Thorne during a rain delay during the April 25th, 2008 game of the Orioles against the Chicago White Sox.
Gary Thorne: "Submit your own questions They'll let you!"
Jim Palmer: "I know like you do."
Gary: "I don't submit questions!" - Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer joking around after neither could answer the trivia question of how many times has a player led off both games of a doubleheader with a home run (The answer is 3 times. Ricky Henderson in 1993, Harry Hooper in 1913 and Brady Anderson in 1999) during the top of the 8th inning with 2 outs in game 1 of a day-night doubleheader for the Orioles against the Chicago White Sox on April 26, 2008.
"So, of course we talk about the walks and immediately surrenders one (partial laugh)" - Gary Thorne after Mark Buehrle surrenders a walk to Adam Jones with 2 outs in the top of the second inning of the 2nd game of the day-night doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox for the Orioles on April 26, 2008 almost immediately after Buehrle's walk-related stats were mentioned.
"So he's 0-2. Tried to hit him (Steve Traschel) with the bat, then tried to hit him with the ball, didn't get either of 'em. (slight laugh)" - Gary Thorne after Jim Thome lined off Traschel, who recorded the out at 1st to begin the bottom of the 3rd inning of the 2nd game of the Orioles doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on April 26, 2008.
"Oh mercy! What a play by Adam Jones! He went against the wall blowing a bubble (of bubble gum)! Ha! Talk about double bubbles and robs him (Brian Anderson) of a couple of RBI's." - Gary Thorne after Adam Jones slammed into the wall making a catch to end the 3rd inning of the 2nd game of the Orioles doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on April 26, 2008.
"Orioles with a chance to have a 4 and 3 road trip after all that's happened on it if...they don't kill that pigeon." - Gary Thorne as a pigeon is shown before the top of the 5th inning of the April 28th, 2008 Orioles game against the Chicago White Sox.
Gary Thorne: "Did you know Ramon Hernandez's middle name is Martinez?"
Jim Palmer: "Yes I did."
Gary Thorne: "Ramon Martinez Hernandez."
Jim: "I'm sure Ramon is saying you call me anything you want i got a game-winning home run."
Gary: "(Through laughter) Game-Winning Home Run." - Before Juan Uribe hit a home run to begin the bottom of the 11th inning immediately after Ramon Hernandez homered in the top half of the 11th inning of the April 28th, 2008 Orioles game against the Chicago White Sox.
"I'm trying to build him up and what does he do? He falls down on his knees." - Gary Thorne after Kevin Millar falls to his knees attempting to handle a 6th inning ground ball against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 29th, 2008.
"Throw down and got him! Oh what a pick-off!" - Gary Thorne after Ramon Hernandez picks off Evan Longoria to end the top of the 6th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 29th, 2008.
Adam Jones: "How the hell do you hit the way you do, man?"
Manny Ramirez: (shrugs)
Adam: "You don't know?" (smiles) - Adam Jones joking around with Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez before the start of the May 14th, 2008 game for the Orioles against their division rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
Rick Dempsey: (trance-like voice) “Pitch around (Carlos) Pena…”
Jim Hunter: (starting to laugh): “Wait a minute. (laughing then subsides briefly) Wait a minute!”
Rick: (still trance-like): “Pitch around Pena…”
Jim: “No, No, No. Pena’s on the (Tampa Bay) Rays. See, that was yesterday.”
Rick: “Oh was it?”
Jim: “Yeah see, the Yankees are in town. Carlos Pena doesn’t play for them.” (laughing)
Rick: “We’re playing the Yankees today. Ok, wait a minute. Ok let’s pitch around A-Rod!” (Jim and Rick are laughing hard)
- Jim Hunter and Rick Dempsey joking around at the end of O’s Xtra before the start of the May 26th, 2008 Memorial Day game for the Orioles against the hated New York Yankees.
“Cordero consistently closes close contests in the clutch with killer cutters on the corners, conquering unqualified contenders.” - Washington Nationals spokesperson and fan on random Washington Nationals commercial advertising a future 2008 Nationals game.
Jim Palmer: "The Great Pumpkins. That's what Boog (Powell) looked like."
Gary Thorne: (laughing hard)
Jim: "Don't tell him I said that."
Gary: (through laughter): "No...Boog!"
- Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer joking around after an Orioles fan is shown wearing a retro Jim Palmer #22 jersey during Ramon Hernandez's at-bat with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning of the May 26th, 2008 Memorial Day game for the Orioles against the hated New York Yankees.
"Saved by Manny Delcarmen. Thank you, Manny! Thanks for coming on and gettin' me off the hook!" - Jim Hunter while laughing because he was having trouble saying something before the top of the 8th during the July 11th 2008 Orioles game against Boston.
"And there it is! Ballgame over!! A walk-off homer! Luke Scott! The Orioles win it 11-10!!" - Gary Thorne calling Luke Scott's walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th of the July 19th 2008 Orioles game against the Detroit Tigers. The win improved the Orioles record to 47 and 49 and tied them with Detroit for the most comeback wins this season with 30 each.
Gary Thorne: "Jimmy (Leyland) said today he's my best third baseman, defensively."
Jim Palmer: "Yeah he is very mobile-"
Gary: "But he doesn't play third." (laughs abit) "That's what he said." - Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer joking around during Brandon Inge's at-bat during the 2nd inning of the July 20th 2008 Orioles game against the Detroit Tigers. Inge would go on to strike out.
"Jay Payton!! Robs Gary Sheffield of a home run!!" - Gary Thorne after Jay Payton robbed Gary Sheffield of his second home run during the July 17th 2008 game.
"A home run right off the top of the foul pole!" - Gary Thorne calling Melvin Mora's 6th inning home run during the July 18th 2008 game against Detroit.
"Here they come! Goodbye, home run! Melvin Mora!" - Gary Thorne calling a first inning home run by Melvin Mora to cut a 6-0 Detroit lead to 6-2 during the July 19th 2008 game where the Orioles would win 11-10.
"And this ballgame could be tied! Throw to the plate! NOT IN TIME!!" - Gary Thorne after Luke Scott scored during the 3rd inning of the July 19th game, tying the score at 7-7.
"Look out Vladdy." (laughter) - Buck Martinez after Vladimir Guerrero is shown going down on his knees to avoid getting hit by a throw by Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts with one out in the top of the 8th inning of the July 25th 2008 Orioles game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Gary Thorne: "And the home plate umpire Sam Holbrook going "As though this hasn't been long enough, I take a shot 3 hours and 40 minutes later.." said, he's checking his watch."
Gary Thorne: "I don't know why they're not playing Oriole Magic here, it continues to be Frank Sinatra here. Jim, Rick We'll send it back to you."
Jim Hunter: "Enough of Frank! They used to do Liza Minnelli when they lost but now they just keep saying Frank and Frank and Frank, that's Gary Thorne and Buck Martinez at Yankee Stadium in New York." - Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter joking around during the July 29th O's XTRA post-game show.
Gary Thorne: "And Youkilis has also hit a homer, so now the shutout's gone."
- After it was revealed John Lackey lost his no-hitter in the July 29th Angels game against Boston while during the Orioles game that night against the Yankees
"Alex Rodriguez...and he's thrown Cabrera out of the game!" -Gary Thorne after Daniel Cabrera accidentally hit Alex Rodriguez in the 8th inning of the July 29th game, but it could easily be interpreted that the pitch wasn't intentional and that home plate umpire Chad Fairchild over-reacted because he hadn't issued a prior warning. Furthermore, its highly unlikely Daniel would intentionally hit A-Rod just because he homered in his last at-bat because the Orioles had 5 runs to spare at the time.
Buck Martinez: "And if he's not, he'll be thrown out of the game."
"AND THAT'S THE BALLGAME!!" - Gary Thorne after George Sherrill struck out Wilson Betemit to end the July 29 Orioles game against the Yankees.
"Now Melvin Mora, base hit and this game's gonna be tied. 1-0 delivery (Melvin makes contact) Mora to third, HE GOT IT! HE GOT IT! NICK MARKAKIS WILL COME IN TO SCORE AND THIS GAME IS TIED AT 5!! AND MORA TO SECOND BASE WITH A DOUBLE!! WHAT A COMEBACK BY THE ORIOLES IN THE 9TH INNING!! - Gary Thorne emphatically (and overexcitedly) calling Melvin Mora's 2-run game-tying double against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's closer Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez to complete a 4-run 2-out 9th inning rally during the August 4th (though game coverage carried to the 5th) Orioles game. The Orioles however would go on to lose the game 6-5 on Chone Figgins bases loaded walk with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.
"A lot of room in right-center. If he hits one there, we can dance in the streets. The 2-1. SWUNG ON, LINE DRIVE LEFT FIELD!! ONE RUN IS IN! HERE COMES (Sid) BREAM! HERE'S THE THROW TO THE PLATE!! HE IS...SAFE!! BRAVES WIN!! BRAVES WIN!! BRAVES WIN!! BRAVES WIN!! BRAVES WIN!! THE ATLANTA BRAVES ARE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AGAIN!! THIS CROWD HAS GONE BERSERK! LISTEN! SID BREAM AT THE BOTTOM OF A HUGE PILE AT THE PLATE! WHAT A BALLGAME!!" - The late Skip Caray calling the dramatic game-winning hit by Francisco Cabrera to win the 1992 National League Championship Series.
"I'm beginning to wonder who had that baby. I don't know if Aubrey had it or his wife had it. I've seen some wives go back to work quicker than Aubrey's getting back here. We need him back here right now!" - Rick Dempsey joking around during the September 6th 2008 O's XTRA post-game show following the Orioles 5-1 loss to Oakland which was their 8th straight loss. Rick was joking about how the Orioles lineup is suffering without the presence of Aubrey Huff who has left the team to be with his newborn son.
Rick Dempsey: "If they really wanted to make it a clean sweep, they could've sent Grady Sizemore down there, he could've started off, he's only got 31 home runs. And if they hadn't traded C.C. Sabathia to Milwaukee he could've started that last game right there! I mean, Cleveland's serious about winning that division!"
Tom Davis: "You just knocked our monitor out with that fist to the table! -laughing-"
Tom Davis and Rick Dempsey talking about how Travis Hafner, a normal Cleveland Indian helped the Akron Aeros eliminate the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League playoffs and how they felt it was technically unfair. Rick also joked about how they could've sent Grady Sizemore and C.C. Sabathia to Akron to play had he not been traded during the September 6th O's XTRA.
" Nothing and 2 the count to Hinske...Fans on their feet...Rally towels are being waved...Brad Lidge stretches...The 0-2 pitch...SWING AND A MISS!! STRUCK HIM OUT!! THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ARE 2008 WORLD CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL!! BRAD LIDGE DOES IT AGAIN AND STAYS PERFECT FOR THE 2008 SEASON!! 48 FOR 48 IN SAVE OPPORTUNITIES AND LET THE CITY CELEBRATE!! DON'T LET THE 48 HOUR WAIT DIMINISH THE EUPHORIA OF THIS MOMENT AND THE CELEBRATION!! IT HAS BEEN 28 YEARS SINCE THE PHILLES HAVE ENJOYED A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 25 YEARS IN THIS CITY THAT A TEAM HAS ENJOYED A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE FANS ARE READY TO CELEBRATE! WHAT A NIGHT!!" - A jubilant Harry Kalas calling the final out as the Phils win their first championship since 1980.
"Someone needs to tell New England their actually in a playoff game." - Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino deriding the Patriots at halftime of the Ravens 33-14 win over the Patriots in the 2009 AFC Wildcard game due to the fact that Tom Brady only threw for 38 yards in the first half.
"I wanna know who the imposters are wearing the New England Patriots uniforms." - Hall of Fame quarterback Boomer Esiason deriding the Patriots at halftime of the Ravens 33-14 win over the Patriots in the 2009 AFC Wildcard game due to the fact that Randy Moss had not been thrown to the entire half. Moss would finish with 5 catches for 48 yards.
"The era is over -referring to Brady's undefeated streak at home, and their overall dominance for this season and possibly future postseasons- See y'all later. This is it baby, the era is over!" - Kelley Washington, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and ex-New England Patriot celebrating over the Ravens upset 33-14 win in the 2009 AFC Wildcard game. The Ravens season would end the following round against the Colts.
"It's raining Anderson Hernandez's." - Rob Dibble after Anderson Hernandez makes a diving catch with rain coming down to end the top of the 8th inning and rob Brian Roberts of a hit during the May 24th 2009 Orioles game against the Nationals.
Gary Thorne: There's a...
-O's concession man is shown with a bizarre hat that looks like a melon with bat wings for ears-
Rod Allen (Tigers color commentator): Are you kidding me, why is he safe? He...why is he safe? Oh my goodness, Jim Joyce, no...
"MAKING THE TURN (Cesar) IZTURIS, HERE'S THE THROW TO THE PLATE, AND THE ORIOLES HAVE WON IT!!! IN THE 11TH INNING, THE GAME-WINNING RBI BY NICK MARKAKIS AND A 4-3 FINAL, JUAN SAMUEL GETS HIS FIRST MAJOR-LEAGUE WIN AS A MANAGER AND THE ORIOLES END THEIR 10-GAME LOSING STREAK!!" - Gary Thorne calling Nick Markakis' walkoff hit in the June 6, 2010 Orioles game.
Gary Thorne: Towering flyball, right-center field, going back (Nick) Swisher, IT'S CARRYING AND...GOODBYE HOME RUN!! THAT BALL JUST KEPT ON GOING!! - Scott Moore's first homer of the year ties it at 3 in the 5th, his 5th career homer in the bigs during the June 11, 2010 Orioles game.
Gary: Well Juan Samuel said we're throwing him in the fire, what they didn't tell him was that the burners were going to be turned up on high..
Jim Palmer: -laughing- Exactly.. - On Jake Arrieta pitching with 2 outs in a 3-3 tie with the bases loaded in the 6th during the June 11, 2010 Orioles game against the hated Yankees.
Gary: That one high in the air, back up Swisher, near the wall, at the wall, up AND CAN'T GET IT!!! AND CAN'T FIND IT! (Luke) Scott's GONNA MAKE THE TURN HE'LL HEAD TO 3RD AND HE'LL BE STOPPED THERE! - Luke's one out triple in the O's 6th, but Luke almost screwed up cuz he slammed the bat down, thinking he popped it up during the June 11, 2010 Orioles game against the hated Yankees.
Jim: He told him after Sunday when he didn't run a ball out that could've been a triple, I gave ya everything I had.
Gary: Juan Samuel having a word with him (Luke)...
Jim: You know your not doing it to show up Luke Scott..
Gary: I mean why is he even arguing with him? See, he said you threw the bat and he's arguing with him! I mean, give it up!
Jim: See he knows...
Gary: That's just an excuse!
Jim: -laughing slightly- of course it is...
Gary: God, that's brutal!! That's just brutal! - Jim and Gary joking around during the June 11, 2010 Orioles game against the hated Yankees.
"Torii Hunter's gonna take off for 3rd, here's the throw! You gotta be kidding! He is out! Oh my gosh! For a veteran, why, oh why, oh why? Torii's Hunter's outta there and Mike Scioscia has gotta be steaming... Wow!" - Gary Thorne as Torii foolishly gets himself gunned down at 3rd for the first out of the 9th during the August 4th, 2010 game against the Angels. The O's would go on to win 9-7 to go to 2-0 under Buck Showalter.
"If there was one player in Major League Baseball besides Derek Jeter who I might not pick to have that happen, it would be Torii Hunter. That's amazing... That is a play where getting third gains you nothing." - Thorne commenting on Hunter's mistake on the previous play.
"Here's the 2-2 delivery..(Cesar) IZTURIS!!! BASE HIT!! THE ORIOLES WIN IT!!! LUGO SCORES, IZTURIS GETS THE GAME-WINNER AND THE ORIOLES HAVE SWEPT THE ANGELS WITH A RUN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH INNING TO WIN IT 5 TO 4!!!" - Gary Thorne calling Cesar Izturis' walk-off hit to complete the O's first sweep of the Angels since 2003 on August 5th, 2010.
Gary Thorne: Napoli dove, didn't get him, reached up, threw a body block, your out! - Recapping a funny play in the August 3rd 2010 Orioles game.
Gary Thorne: And A GROUNDER TO THE HOLE, THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN!!! ADAM JONES RBI BASE HIT, MARKAKIS SCORES, THE 2ND WALK-OFF HIT IN AS MANY NIGHTS!! AND THEY WIN IT IN 10, 2 TO 1!! - Adam Jones walkoff hit to beat the White Sox August 6, 2010.
Chris Rose: And he strikes out the side in his big-league debut!
Mark Grace: Helmet slamming! Michael Kirkman, introduce yourself, son! - As Rangers rookie Michael Kirkman strikes out the side to end the 7th inning in his Major League debut during the August 21st Orioles game as the Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. The O's would win 8-6 as O's reliever Koji Uehara gets his first major league save while O's rookie 3rd baseman Josh Bell would hit his first 2 big-league homers off Rangers ace Cliff Lee.
"Nick Markakis got into it, right-center field, at the wall, annnnd GOODBYE HOME RUN! MARKAKIS WITH A 2 RBI HOMER AND THE ORIOLES LEAD!" -Gary Thorne calling Nick Markakis 1st inning home run on September 4th, 2010 against the Rays.
"Matt Wieters, Matt Wieters said 'Hey how about that Matt? Leadoff guy, Catcher, Matt goes, Somethin wrong with that..'" - Gary Thorne and Mike Flanagan laugh as they joke around as Rays catcher John Jaso bats in the 3rd inning in the September 4th, 2010 Orioles game.
"Here we go cirque du Soleil take a look I can do this then I can flip it again I catch at the other end, gimme a job." -Gary Thorne and Mike Flanagan laugh at Rays catcher John Jaso doing a unique flipping act after striking out in the 3rd inning in the September 4th, 2010 Orioles game.
"Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday Fred Manfra, 18 years in the booth with the O's happy birthday to you.. Fred's birthday, happy birthday Fred." - O's announcer Gary Thorne saluting O's radio broadcaster Fred Manfra on his birthday on September 4th, 2010.
"And they got him PICKED OFF AND HE THROWS IT AWAY!! (Brian) ROBERTS IS GONNA GO OVER TO THIRD BASE, CHASED DOWN BY (Ben) ZOBRIST WHO WILL RUN IT BACK IN. THEY HAD HIM, BUT THE THROW WAS IN THE DIRT!" -Gary Thorne calling Rays rookie pitcher Wade Davis' 1st-inning throwing error during the 9/5 2010 Orioles game, the 15th anniversay of Cal Ripken tying Lou Gehrig's consecutive games record.
Gary Thorne: "Why do I have coffee stains all over my scorebook and you have none? How do you do that?"
Mike Flanagan: "Because when I knock mine, it goes in your direction." - Gary and Mike joking around during the 4th inning of the September 5th, 2010 Orioles game with Rays centerfielder B.J. Upton batting, who would eventually walk.
"Towering fly ball, brought (Matt) Joyce in, now he's back looking and GOODBYE HOME RUN!! COREY PATTERSON LAUNCHES ONE OVER THE SCOREBOARD IN RIGHT!! 2 RBIS AND THE ORIOLES EXTEND THEIR LEAD!" -Gary Thorne calling Corey's 8th of the year in the 3rd extends the O's lead to 4-1 on September 5th, 2010.
"Here comes (Josh) BELL!! HERE'S THE THROW BY (B.J.) UPTON! ANNND NOT IN TIME AGAIN!! THE 3RD PLAY AT THE PLATE (in the inning) AND THEY'VE ALL GONE TO THE ORIOLES! 7-5!" - Gary Thorne as Josh Bell scores on Nicky Markakis' RBI single with one down in the 6th, the 3rd RBI hit of its type in a row as the O's battled the Rays on September 5th, 2010.
"The 2-2 delivery, (Evan) LONGORIA'S GONE AND THE ORIOLES WIN IT!! AND THEY WILL TAKE THIS 3-GAME SET!" - Gary Thorne calling the game's final out as O's closer Koji Uehara strikes out Tampa Bay Rays slugging 3rd baseman Evan Longoria to grab an 8-7 win on September 5th, 2010.
Gary Thorne: "And the answer is...oh geez. -Mike Flanagan laughs- Omar Vizquel. I had to go with (Derek) Jeter 'cause he's here, ya know? It's always somebody in the yard. But no!"
Mike Flanagan: -while laughing- "Yep. And actually I knew it was Vizquel too, I didn't throw it out there."
Gary: "Ok good, thank you so much." -Mike laughs a bit harder- "Oh, now. Oh, one of those guys. Yeah."
Mike: "An extra on that list would've been Mike Bordick." - Gary Thorne and Mike Flanagan joking around after the 2 of them were partially correct on the daily trivia question during the September 6th 2010 Orioles game against their long-time divison rivals, the New York Yankees. The question was Which two shortstops share the record for fewest errors in a season? The answer is Cal Ripken and Omar Vizquel who both committed just 3 errors in the 2000 season.
Mike Flanagan: Would that have been a fumble in football?
Gary Thorne: Yes/No. It wouldn't have been.
Gary: Yes/No. That's the answer to that question.
Mike: Thank you.
Gary: Got any other trivia questions?
Mike: That's it. -Gary and Mike are laughing hard-
Gary: Answer's yes, the answer's no.
Mike: Yes, yes, no. -They keep laughing-
Gary Thorne: Now we know the reason why Fransico Cervelli only gets behind the plate one game a week. -Mike is laughing- It isn't because he has to catch A.J. Burnett or because its his favorite, its because A.J. Burnett wears him out.
Mike Flanagan: He needs 6 days off.
Gary: 6 days to recover. -As A.J. Burnett bounces a ball in the dirt to Felix Pie in the 3rd during the September 6th, 2010 Orioles game.
Mike Flanagan: In other words 'Get it up, I'm getting tired back here!' It's the old rule, bounce it back to the pitcher. 'Throw it in the air, you're killing me.' - Mike recounting when his father played in the minor leagues, for when pitchers were wild and threw in the dirt, between innings the catchers would throw the ball in the dirt back to the pitcher. -As A.J. Burnett bounces a ball in the dirt to Felix Pie in the 3rd during the September 6th, 2010 Orioles game against the Yankees.
Mike Flanagan: I'm sure he's tying those shoelaces goin 'Why did I have to be a catcher? I didn't really wanna be a catcher. I can run a little bit.' -Gary Thorne is laughing as he says this-
Gary Thorne: Well he untied 'em when he went to pick up that ball. -Gary and Mike laugh harder-
Gary: Just give me a rest.
Mike: Yeah, just a minute.
Gary: Gimme a break.
Mike: Please. - As Burnett bounces another ball in the dirt to go 3-2 on Matt Wieters with one out in the 4th during the September 6th, 2010 Orioles game against the Yankees.
Gary Thorne: Texiera's got it, don't throw it, did anyway, (Derek) Jeter says 'Ok, I'll catch it.' -Mike Flanagan and Gary both start to laugh- Jeter put his hands up immediately and said 'Nooooo don't throw the ball, I can't get there in time.' -Gary and Mike joking around after Mark Texeira caught a line drive by Josh Bell for the 2nd out of the 5th during the September 6th, 2010 Orioles game against the Yankees.
"That ball is hit WAY BACK INTO LEFT FIELD ANNND GOODBYE HOME RUN!! NOLAN REIMOLD, INTO THE 2ND DECK!!" -Gary Thorne calling Nolan Reimold's 3rd home run of the year, his first since being recalled during the 3rd inning during the September 7th, 2010 Orioles game against the Yankees.
Gary Thorne: BALLGAME WAS TIED!!
Ben McDonald: Oh! Get outta here!
Gary: "WAY BACK, GOODBYE HOME RUN!! THE ORIOLES WIN IT!! 3 TO 2!! BRIAN ROBERTS!!!" - Gary Thorne calling B-Rob's first homer of the year to give the O's a 3-2 walkoff win on August 9, 2010.
Brian Anderson: The 0-2...a BOUNCER (Carlos) RUIZ!! IN TIME!!! ROY HALLADAY HAS THROWN A NO-HITTER!!! - Roy's no-hitter against the Reds to win Game 1 of the 2010 NL Division Series on October 6, 2010.
Gary Thorne: HERE'S THE THROW TO WIETERS, ON THE MONEY AND HE GOT HIM!!!!! - Felix Pie gunning down BJ Upton to end the 7th of the April 2 2011 Orioles game VS the Rays.
Gary Thorne: (Ben) ZOBRIST TO RIGHT FIELD, THAT BALL IS DEEP, WAY BACK MARKAKIS, UP ON THE WALL AND HE CAUGHT IT!!!!! HE CAUGHT IT!!!! WHAT A CATCH BY NICK MARKAKIS!!! THE RUNNERS WILL BE STRANDED AND THE ORIOLES WILL WIN IT 3 TO 1 ON A GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY BY MARKAKIS TO ROB BEN ZOBRIST!!! - Nick's game-saver lets us start the season 2-0 on April 2, 2011.
Danny Phantom Quotes
Jack: "Vladdy, you're cured!"
Vlad: "That's great, Jack. Now would you please stop pounding on my chest?!"
Jack: "Sorry. Diet Soda?" - After Vlad is cured of his Ecto Acne. (Masters of All Time)
"You don't understand little bro.. it wasnt all the shock amplyfyiers..."
"Then what is it?"
"The Under...World...deck..." Ryo gasped out, his breathing growing weaker.
"Nii-san, just hang on. Why don't you just rest for now?"
"Even if i rest i will still...die...but when i do...it will be with my little brother...i love you Sho..."
"B-but, I won't let you die, there has to be something. Please Nii-san, don't give up" Sho cried out, laying his head against Ryo's chest.
"I...love you..." Ryo whispered, then he slowly stopped breathing. His death had finally come.
"Nii-san!" Sho screamed, sobbing hard. "I-I love you too..."
But Ryo didnt respond. His hands grew cold.
Yuugi's eyes softened as he watched. - Ryo and Sho before and after Ryo's death in a future chapter of Sealed Love.
Tristan & Tea were racing on theirMario Kartgames. However, Tristan was getting sick & tired of it. Not only was Tea winning, she kept making friendship speeches every time one of the other racers used an item (yet she was using items herself!).
"You shouldn't throw shells at people, because then they will get mad at you and not want to be your friends", she preached to Yoshi, who had just fired a Red Shell at her. This finally caused Tristan to lose his temper.
"Dude, YOSHI CAN'T HEAR YOU!! HE'S IN THE FREAKING GAME!! WHY DO YOU THINK HE'S NOT LISTENING TO A WORD YOU SAY?!"Tristan yanked the cable out of hisGameboy & threw both at the back of the van. Then he unbuckled his seatbelt & lunged at Tea, trying to grab herGameboy.
"You shouldn't yell at people and try to take their Gameboys, because that will hurt their feelings and they won't want to be your friends!" Tea scolded, conking the pencil-haired boy on the head with herGameboy.
"KEEP IT DOWN, YOU TWO!!" Yami shouted at them angrily. - A hilarious scene from Shiney Mew's really old fic (which hasn't been updated in nearly 6 years!!) The Camping Trip
She sighed. "Well, I knew you had to stay in bed, so I either had to kill it myself or deal with soapy hair. I just grabbed the sprayer and drowned the thing."
"Hmmm... Violet the Spider Slayer… I like the sound of that," he smiled as she climbed into bed with him.
She giggled, but made a face at the idea. "Nah... I'd never purposefully hunt spiders... eech."
"Oh, but you'd look so wicked wearing slinky black cargo pants and carrying a spider-destroying bazooka." He said this perfectly deadpan.
For a few moments, she could only stare at him. Then, she grinned and burst out laughing, holding her sides as she snuggled into him. "O-oh wow, Bastion, that..."
"And then if we could sell the idea to a cable show or an Internet channel, we could easily make a mint," he continued, still looking quite serious. "Just imagine it! 'Violet Haverbrook-Misawa, Spider Slayer!'"
By this point, she had her face buried in his chest as she laughed, tears of mirth springing to her eyes. "B-Bastion! G-God, stop, I can't breathe...!"
And now, he started laughing as well. "I'm sorry, Violet, I couldn't resist! I just had that image in my head!" - A hilarious scene from my good friend and fellow Dysfunctional Sibling Peach Wookiee's fanfic Darkness Falls between Bastion Misawa and his OC fiance Violet Haverbrook. All credit goes to her and her co-writers.
Fairly OddParents Quotes
"Nice job, little idiot! They should call you the 'Lidiot!'" - Crimson Chin to Short Fuse after Short Fuse unknowingly set him free with his explosion power after the Crimson Chin called his thinking 'small' (which he hates). (The Big Superhero Wish)
"There's never any evil hot water in this stupid hall of evil- Hey!" - Nega-Chin after he comes out of the shower and sees Vicky, Crocker and Francis all defeated. (The Big Superhero Wish)
Crimson Chin: "As long as there's a single drop of water in the mighty river of justice, it will always cut a canyon of truth-"
Nega-Chin: "Oh please stop will you?! Your worse than the milkman!" - After the Crimson Chin goes into one of his long metaphors (The Big Superhero Wish)
"For wherever there is a single blade of grass in the lawn of all that is good...No, uh...wait! As long as there is a single slice of justice on the deli tray that is goodness, our sandwich of righteousness will always be a low-fat and delicious victory! No, (slaps head) what I mean is... Wait, it's not me! It's the WRITER'S FAULT!!" - Crimson Chin during and after a series of incomplete metaphors because the author made mistakes while writing. (The Big Superhero Wish)
"Victims, victims, fight, fight, fight! I stalk Timmy every night!" - Tootie, Vicky's little sister who has a obsessive crush on Timmy doing a cheer for Timmy's soccer team, the Dimmsdale Victims. (He Poofs He Scores!)
Avatar: The Last Airbender Quotes
Iroh: (trying to contain laughter) "You're really going to get a kick out of this, Prince Zuko. The Lotus tile (White Lotus tile from Iroh's Pai Sho game) was in my sleeve the whole time!" (wide happy smile)
Zuko: (snatches tile and flings it over the waterfall) - (The Waterbending Scroll)
Sokka: -exhausted- "Ok, forget about setting up camp. I'm finding the softest pile of dirt and going to sleep."
Katara: -annoyed- "That's good, because Toph wasn't gonna help anyway."
Toph: -sarcastic tone- "Oh, I didn't realize Baby still needed someone to tuck her in bed." (The Chase)
Sokka: -groaning after Momo chirps in alarm signaling Azula, Mai and Ty Lee have found them once again- "Oh don't tell me..." (The Chase)
Katara: "Will you please shut your air hole?! Believe it or not, your infinite wisdom gets a little old sometimes! Why don't we just throw the scroll away since you're so naturally gifted?!" - Katara yelling at Aang in a fit of jealousy because his bending ability surpassed hers. (The Waterbending Scroll)
Video Game or Book Quotes
"Prepare to feel the touch of cold steel, as I summon my Vorse Raider!" - Seto Kaiba from the PC game "Yu-Gi-Oh! Power Of Chaos Kaiba The Revenge."
"Don't tell me you're trying to resurrect it!" - Seto horrorstruck when the player activates 'Monster Reborn' in the PC game "Yu-Gi-Oh! Power Of Chaos Kaiba The Revenge."
John Kruk: -when a player gets 5 hits in one game in MLB 2K10- And that is hit number 5 in this game for him! Have a day, young man!
Dave Campbell: This ball's ticketed for home run land, but look as he gets up and takes it away! Oh, Doctor what a play!! - On occasion when a player robs a home run in MLB 09 and 10 The Show.
Dave Campbell: Look at him take that throw from short and then what? He can't believe he didn't get him. - On occasion in MLB 10 The Show, the first baseman will take a throw from the shortstop and act like he was going to throw to short assuming the runner is out, only for him to turn to the umpire in disbelief when the runner is signaled safe.
Rex Hudler: And you wanna talk about instant offense? How bout the first pitch of the inning? Hello! That'll snap ya back into reality on the mound! - When a hitter homers on the first pitch of an inning in MLB 09 and 10 The Show.
Todd Grisham: -As HBK picks up a sledgehammer- Oh what the hell?! Not again! Put the damn thing down! - On occasion when a wrestler picks up a sledgehammer and uses it more than once in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Joey Styles: Oh my God, did you hear the impact of those steel steps?!?! - On occasion when a wrestler nails another with the steel steps in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Oh no, not the steel steps! - On occasion when a wrestler nails another with the steel steps in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: I think I see red. Yes, he's busted open, Oh my god! - On occasion when a wrestler is hit enough to start bleeding in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Oh my god! He's bleeding like a stuffed pig! - On occasion when a wrestler is hit enough to start bleeding in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: The only thing that's gone up quicker than Kennedy's stock in WWE has been his ego!
Tazz: That's Mr. Kennedy to you! You know, like 'Miiiiiiiiister Keeeeeenedy!!!'
Joey Styles: ...I'm waiting for it.
Tazz: Kennnnedy!! Aw man I love when he does that! - Tazz and Joey Styles on occasion when Mr. Kennedy is in a match in the ECW arena in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Uh-oh, he's looking for an object! Is this gonna be trouble?! -On occasion when a wrestler looks under the ring for a weapon in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Oh my GOD what a chair shot! - On occasion when a wrestler is hit with a steel chair in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: He's swinging for the fences with that sledgehammer! - On occasion when a wrestler is hit with a sledgehammer in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Look out, look out, look out, oh man! -Occasionally when a wrestler attempts a spear in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Mic Check! Mic Check! Kennedy hits it! - On occasion when Mr. Kennedy hits his finisher in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: I'll never understand why their are so many dangerous objects under the ring! Doesn't anybody look there before the match starts?! -On occasion when a wrestler looks under the ring for a weapon in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Tazz: Oh for the love of! No! He's tearin' apart that damn table! -On occasion when a wrestler disables the announce table in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Michael Cole: Oh no! Not the steel steps!! - On occasion when a wrestler nails another with the steel steps in Smackdown VS RAW 2009 and 2011.
Michael Cole: Oh my god, did you hear the impact of those steel steps?! - On occasion when a wrestler nails another with the steel steps in Smackdown VS RAW 2009 and 2011.
Michael Cole: Hey cut that out! That equipment's expensive!
Johnathan Coachman: Uh, you might wanna let him do what he wants. You're not exactly the most intimidating guy in the world. - On occasion when a wrestler disables the announce table in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Michael Cole: That's it! Stop the damn match! There's no way anyone could continue after that! -On occasion when a wrestler is thrown off the top of the Hell In A Cell in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Matt Striker: Shouldn't somebody tell him that he can't do that?!
Todd Grisham: The hell he can't! - On occasion when a wrestler nails another with a flaming 2x4 in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Matt Striker: He has set the 2X4 on fire! I'll repeat that because it bears repeating: He has set that 2x4 on FIRE!!! - On occasion when a wrestler ignites a 2x4 on fire in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Joey Styles: Batista Bomb! My GOD he might've knocked his opponent out cold with that one! - On occasion when Batista hits his finisher in the ECW arena in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Heeere we go again, I think this announce tables days are numbered!
Tazz: Days?! That sucker ain't gonna last another minute! -On occasion when a wrestler disables the announce table in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Tazz: Another announce table bites the dust! Who pays for these things?! -On occasion when a wrestler disables the announce table in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Face first! Right into the announce table! Hey, who ordered the scrambled brains?! - On occasion when a wrestler slams another head first into a disabled announce table in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Jim Ross: Oh my God! That's his opponent's finisher! He just stole it! -On occasion when a wrestler copies or steals an opponent's finishing maneuver in Smackdown VS RAW 2009 and 2010.
Joey Styles: Look at this! He's caneing the hell out of his opponent! -On occasion when a wrestler hits another with a cane/kendo stick in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Joey Styles: Is that it?! No! 2 and 15/16ths! - When a wrestler narrowly misses the pinfall 3-count in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
Dave Campbell: Oh man, this is past my bedtime. I can't believe these fans are still here. - When a pitch is thrown very late into extra innings in MLB 10: The Show.
William Regal: Now, Umaga I know you'll be competing against John Cena at the Royal Rumble, so perhaps you'll want to soften him up tonight. Meanwhile, I can handle that toe-rag Jeff Hardy.
Umaga: -says something in Samoan-
Regal: I'm going to assume that was a yes? -Regal puts his hand on Umaga's shoulder, which Umaga tries to bite- Bloody Hell! It's like teaming with a savage wildebeest! - Cena's Road To WM in Smackdown VS RAW 09.
Jerry 'The King' Lawler: There he goes, JR! He's been busted open! Look at all of that blood!
JR (Jim Ross): Would you at least try and not sound so gleeful, King?! This is serious!
King: Your darn right its serious, JR! It's deadly serious! All's fair in love and war, and this is definitely a war! - When a wrestler begins bleeding in Smackdown VS RAW 2007 and 2008.
JR: It's long distance to San Diego, but thats not gonna stop him from makin' the call!
King: I don't believe it! 619! - When Rey Mysterio hits his finisher in Smackdown VS RAW 2007, 08, 09 and 2010.
King: Look at that! He's busted wide open! This is great!
JR: I don't know what's so great about watching a human being brutalized like this!
King: Aw come on, JR. You know this isn't ballet. - When a wrestler begins bleeding in Smackdown VS RAW 2007 and 2008.
King: Uh-oh! I think he's looking to call San Diego!
JR: And he connects with a 619!! What a shot! - When Rey Mysterio hits his finisher in Smackdown VS RAW 2007, 08, 09 and 2010 and 2011 (First half of quote only).
Tazz: The ring is alive with the sound of music...
Tazz: Good gosh! Blasted again with the bell! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent more than once with the ring bell in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
King: Hey, he's got the bell! Isn't the bellkeeper supposed to...well keep that?! - When a wrestler picks up the steel ring bell in Smackdown VS RAW 2010 and 2011.
Tazz: Good night, nurse! Man, that was a wicked shot! Ow! - Occasionally when a wrestler slams to the canvas after a strong strike in Smackdown VS RAW 2009 and 2010.
HBK: All I'm asking is you do the right thing Hunter, call the match down the middle. Of course if you wanna Pedigree Randy just for fun, I cant stop you. - From Triple H's Road to Wrestlemania in Smackdown VS RAW 2009.
King: -As Sheamus picks up a sledgehammer- Oh no, not again! Put it down! - When a wrestler picks up a sledgehammer more than once in the same match in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
King: Oh, and another vicious shot with that bell! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent more than once with the ring bell in Smackdown VS RAW 2010 and 2011.
Michael Cole: Enough! Enough with the bell! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent more than once with the ring bell in Smackdown VS RAW 2010 and 2011.
JR: Every blow from that bell is ringing throughout the arena in my head! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent more than once with the ring bell in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Tazz: He's blastin' his opponent with that crutch! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent with a crutch in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Tazz: Oh for the love of all thats holy...No! - On occasion when a wrestler hits their opponent with a sledgehammer in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Todd Grisham: Oh dear God, he's got that ring bell in his hands again! - On occasion when a wrestler picks up the steel ring bell more than once in the same match in Smackdown VS RAW 2010.
Back At The Barnyard Quotes
"Oh, mad duck!" - Pig while being attacked by Otis' childhood bully, Krauser Krebs. - (Brave Udders)
"Holy beat-down!" - Pip after Peck and Freddie slammed against the barnyard after being attacked by Otis' childhood bully, Krauser Krebs. - (Brave Udders)
"Duck A L-Orange!" Otis before doing a fence jumping manuever similar to when wrestlers jump off a turnbuckle on his childhood bully, Krauser Krebs. - (Brave Udders)
"Easy, Krebs. Deep breaths, white sandy beach." - Krauser Krebs. - (Brave Udders)
Triple H: -to CM Punk- Ya don't drink, ya don't do drugs, ya don't smoke. Ok neither do I, but then again, I don't look like I've been on a week long crack binge with Amy Winehouse. - January 29 2010 Smackdown
Triple H: Do yourself a favor, grab a shower, cuz I don't know if it's you, Lobotomy Man (Luke Gallows) or Brittney Spears right there (Serena) but one of you's got a bad case of swamp butt. - January 29 2010 Smackdown
Michael Cole: Batista! What the hell is Batista doin' here?!?! - Febuary 1st 2010 Raw
Jerry Lawler: Off comes the steering wheel and out comes our guest host for the night! -Hornswoggle comes out of the car- What?! What?! What in the world?!
Michael Cole: -During the Elimination Chamber on Sunday February 21, 2010- John Cena is the WWE champion! John Cena is going to Wrestlemania! -flash to Vince showing up- The chairman of the WWE Mr. McMahon...
Vince: Congratulations, Mr. Cena, you're going to Wrestlemania! Just as long as you can defend your championship right now against this man... -scene changes to Batista as the crowd starts booing-
Cole: OH MY GOD! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!! BATISTA!!! -scene change to their match- Oh no, oh no, no, no! Spear!
Jerry Lawler: Oh my god, The Animal is unleashed here... -scene change to Batista lifting Cena up for the Batista Bomb- LOOK OUT!!
Cole: Batista Bomb!! -scene changes to Batista pinning Cena for the win and to in a sense steal Cena's title- You gotta be kidding me! Batista preying on John Cena's vulnerability and Batista will headline Wrestlemania as the WWE Champion... - Promo for February 22 2010 Raw
Chris Jericho: I beat The Undertaker 2 times in a row! How many men on this planet can claim that?! I can, cuz I did! - Feb. 22 2010 RAW
John Cena: Add me to the list. Add me right there with Bret Hart to the list of people that Vince McMahon has screwed!
Cena: -almost crying- After the Elimination Chamber last night I was the WWE champion. I should be celebrating but I'm mad as Hell and that is because of Vince McMahon!
Cena: Because right when I won the WWE Championship, I found out I had another match against Batista!
Cena: That's how Vince McMahon wants to do business! FINE! WELL HERE'S HOW I WANNA DO BUSINESS! I WAS CHAMPION LAST NIGHT! WHICH MEANS I GET A REMATCH AND I'D LIKE IT RIGHT NOW!!
Vince: Anytime you want a WWE Championship title shot, you can have it Dave!
Vince: I believe you said to Dave: If you want some, come get some!" Batista got him some and became the WWE champion!
Cena: YA HIRED A MERCENARY AND PAID HIM OFF BY GIVING HIM THE WWE TITLE! TONIGHT I'M TAKING THE DAMN THING BACK!!!
Vince: In your dreams, because Batista will not be defending a title until he gets to Wrestlemania. - Feb. 22 2010 RAW
Cena: WHAT?! -in response to Vince-
Vince: I'm gonna put you in a match, you win, you face Batista for the championship at Wrestlemania, you lose and Sheamus will have those honors..
Vince: And if Sheamus has those honors then you'll be up in one of these skyboxes or somewhere back in the locker room-
Cena: ENOUGH! WHO AM I FACING?! WHO AM I FACING TONIGHT?! I'LL TAKE IT! WHO'S THE MATCH AGAINST?! I'LL TAKE IT! I GET IT, IT'S ON ME! WIN AND I GO TO WRESTLEMANIA, LOSE AND I'M OUT OF IT! I'LL TAKE IT! I'LL TAKE IT! WHO'S IT AGAINST?!?!
Vince: Batista... -Cena drops his mic in response, likely out of shock-
Cole: Well John Cena is livid ladies and gentlemen... - Feb. 22 2010 RAW
Edge: You know Chris, the more that I hear your voice BUZZING AROUND IN MY HEAD, SAYING THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THE MORE I WANNA KNOCK THAT CONDESCENDING HOLIER-THAN-NOW LOOK OFF OF YOUR FACE FOR GOOD!! SO CHRIS I ALMOST HOPE THAT YOU WIN THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER SO I CAN DO IT!! - Feb. 19 2010 Smackdown
Edge: -to Jericho- You're the best in the world at getting speared by me! - Feb. 26 2010 Smackdown
Edge: Ok ya beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin in one night. Spear. Ya beat Shawn Michaels in his own match. Spear. Ya beat 3 WWE Hall of Famers in one night at Wrestlemania last year, spear, spear.
Edge: You beat The Undertaker twice, Spear, spear, spear, spear.
Edge: You walked in the Elimination Chamber and you walked out with the World Heavyweight Championship. Spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear, spear! - Feb. 26 2010 Smackdown
Triple H: What do you believe? HBK: I believe we've got some tag team titles to win tonight! - March 1 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: to King whose trying to eat the Lucky Charms- No dont do that, we still got the main event- -Hornswoggle throws some on him- Will you stop?! - March 1 2010 RAW
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart: Get it through your head! I can't wrestle, I've got a broken leg, idiot! - March 1 2010 RAW
Stone Cold Steve Austin: If your ready for McMahon vs. Hart at Wrestlemania, gimme a Hell Yeah!! - March 15 2010 RAW
Stone Cold Steve Austin: Barkeeper, pour me a damn beer!
Michael Cole: Already?!
Stone Cold Steve Austin: When I signal for ya, I want a beer in the ring!
Jerry Lawler: That didn't take long! - March 15 2010 RAW
Jerry: His idea of a balanced diet, a beer in each hand! - March 15 2010 RAW
Matt Striker: I think its safe to say that Ichiro's no longer the greatest hitter in Seattle! -After Big Show landed a HUGE slap to the chest of John Morrison on the March 12 2010 Smackdown-
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart: For 13 years, you've been saying Bret screwed Bret, well tonight, Vince screwed Vince! - March 15 2010 RAW
HBK: This has been my life for over 25 years! YOU'D THINK THAT I'D RISK EVERYTHING IF I DIDNT KNOW I COULD BEAT YOU?! - March 8 2010 RAW
Cena: No guest host?! Whattya mean Mel Kiper was booked?! It's the WWE Draft! He went to the other draft?! (NFL draft) Baloney fudgin' mustard!!! - April 26 2010 RAW
Cena: -in ref to Sheamus- He's like a jar of mayonnaise with eyeballs and a ketchup haircut. - April 26 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: MIZ HAS TAPPED OUT!! BRET'S THE CHAMPION!!
King: THE TITLE CHANGIN' HANDS!! THE TITLE HAS CHANGED HANDS!!!! - May 17 2010 RAW
Cena: I have a promise. I WILL NOT QUIT I WILL NOT QUIT! I WILL. NOT. QUIT!!!! AT OVER THE LIMIT, DAVE BATISTA WILL BE THE QUITTER AND THE CHAMP WILL. BE. HERE!!!!!!!!! - May 17 2010 RAW
Jack Swagger: If I sucked, why would the Perry deli, the famous Perry deli name their top-selling sandwich after me? It's called the Swaggie, its delicious! - May 21 2010 Smackdown
King: And speaking of spinning, Incoming!!! -As Evan hits AirBourne on Sheamus on the May 31 2010 RAW
King: Jericho, he'd be better off trying to lift a Volkswagon! - June 7 2010 RAW
King: You see The Big Show, smiling, waving at Jericho, nice to see ya again, especially under these circumstances, go ahead. I think I think The Big Show is offering Jericho -Jericho slaps Show- Uh-oh... - June 7 2010 RAW
Teddy Long: Randy Orton will face Edge in either A: A debate, B: A situp contest, or C: A one-arm match with Edge's arm tied behind his back! - June 7 2010 RAW
Edge: That's not fair!!! That's not fair to me!!! - June 7 2010 RAW
King: Wait a minute, I'm logged on to WWE.com right now! What were those stipulations again?! -for the Jericho-Show match on the June 7 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: Look at Jericho! How is Jericho gonna lift 485 pounds off the ground and then slam him to the mat? - June 7 2010 RAW
King: That buzz was Jericho flying around like a bee before he got swatted. - June 7 2010 RAW
Kofi Kingston: I am so sick and tired of listening to you week in and week out, coming out here whining and complaining and crying, and throwing tantrums when you don't get your way! I'm sick of it, everybody in this entire arena is sick of it!
Drew: They do not exist to me, Kofi!!
Drew: Listen, Kofi!!
Kofi: No, you listen Drew! You and I are exact opposites! You see, when I fall down, I pick myself back up like a man! When I want something like, say the Intercontinental Championship, I earn it, like a man! And when I don't like somebody like you, I do something about it, like this! - A brawl ensues between Drew and Kofi that ends with Kofi hitting Trouble In Paradise on the apron and Drew landing on his back outside the ring. - June 11 2010 Smackdown
Big Show: Come on! I dare ya! Come on! - Show daring CM Punk to try a top rope move on him. - June 11 2010 Smackdown
Kane: They will be damned...to Hell!! - Hell echoes, as Kane cuts another promo about what hes gonna do to Taker's storyline attackers on the June 11, 2010 Smackdown
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart: I'm not gonna sign any of you guys! On account of your actions, your no longer the new superstar, next breakout star for WWE anymore! And no more! You can forget that idea of having a championship match at any Pay-Per-View of your choice! It's not gonna happen anymore! And you wanna know why? Because your fired! (keyfabe that is) - Bret firing Wade Barrett on the June 14, 2010 Raw
-As Jack Swagger is heading backstage, Kane gets him in his signature chokeslam grip-
Cena: Baloney Fudgin' Mustard!! My life is being ruined by the internet! I haven't flipped out this bad since my mom cancelled my subscription to Warcraft! - 6/28 2010 RAW
Cena: Well thanks a bunch Mr. Anonymous General Manager...that plan is completely ruined. - 6/28 2010 RAW
Edge: Cuz you wanna know what happens to a Viper who runs into a guy with a 20 foot ladder? The Viper gets his head CRUSHED before he can even strike... - 6/28 2010 RAW
Sheamus: No longer do I have to listen to him make fun of me beautiful Irish skin by calling me a human jar of mayonnaise...I hate you Cena, I hate you! - 6/28 2010 RAW
Cena: Everybody out here saw last week how ya kept the WWE Championship, its that group of jimbrons thats calling themselves The Nexus! - 6/28 2010 RAW
Cena: They make a target out of me because I was the WWE Champion, they almost ended my career. So, Einstein who do you think their coming after next? Nope, its not Don Rickles (AKA Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story), it's The Human Jar Of Mayonnaise! Philadelphia's own giant block of cream cheese! - 6/28 2010 RAW
King: What is wrong with these guys?! - 7/5 2010 RAW when the heels attacked the faces before they could go after Nexus.
Sheamus: Ya just don't get it do ya, Cena?
Cena: Michael Cole, Rascal Flatts, what is it now?! - July 12 2010 RAW
'Dashing' Cody Rhodes: -As Matt Hardy attempts a punch on him to the face that he avoids- Hey watch it!
Kane: As a child...I take my goldfish, pinch its tail, and hold it high above its bowl. I'd watch as it withered in pain, gasping for air..slowly dying.
Kane: His eyes were still closed, his body limp and unresponsive. SO I VOWED TO HIM AT THAT MOMENT THAT NOTHING AND NO ONE WOULD EVER TEAR THIS HOLY GRAIL (his title) FROM MY GRASP!!!
Kane: ...But my..but my brother's assailant is still at large. AND I WILL NOT REST UNTIL I FIND THE CULPRIT!!! I WILL NOT REST UNTIL I FIND THE ONE WHO PUT MY BROTHER IN A VEGETATIVE STATE!!! I WILL NOT REST UNTIL I FIND THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY BROTHER'S DEMISE!!! HELL WILL REIGN SUPREME WHEN THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FINALLY ACHIEVES HIS VENGEANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - July 23 2010 Smackdown
Dolph Ziggler: You don't interfere with my match! You don't interfere! OUT!!! -Michael McGillicutty tries to encourage Kofi- Beat it!! This is my time! Beat it!! - July 23 2010 Smackdown
Michael McGillicutty: What's wrong with it?! I'm not doin' nothing wrong! I'm not doin' anything wrong! Unbelieveable! - July 23 2010 Smackdown
Todd Grisham: How ridiculous does CM Punk look by the way, I can't quit staring at him. Looks like a martian is what he looks like! - July 23 2010 Smackdown
Grisham: It's over! It's over! REY MYSTERIO DID IT!!! I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!!! - July 23 2010 Smackdown
Ref: Watch the car, watch the car! -car horn honks at Swagger as hes carrying Rey out of the arena in their no DQ match-
Swagger: After Rey does a headscissor to flip him into the Gulf Of Mexico and Swagger very over-dramatically starts flailing helplessly- Help me! I'm drowning! I'm drowning! Help, please! I can't breathe! I can't swim! I can't swim! Help me! I'm drowning! Help! Help! I can't breathe! - July 30 2010 Smackdown
Rey: -As Kane grabs him in his trademark chokeslam grip- AAAHH!!! No! No! No! No! -Kane then throws him in to end the July 30 2010 Smackdown-
Cena: Finally the RAW superstars said 'WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!' - 7/26 2010 RAW
Kofi Kingston: Who will from this point forward be known as the McGillu-Buddies!
Michael McGillicutty: Make the perfect choice and vote for me, Michael McGillicutty!
Michael Cole: Well these rookies are actually wasted away again in Margaritaville! (Margarita being the judge for the kissing contest.)
John Cena: Apparently all these people saw Summerslam too, well what happened was, you tapped out, you caused Team Nexus to lose at Summerslam and now you're out here trying to talk about -imitates Wade Barrett's accent- 'Oh well the loss will make us bigger, it will make us stronger.' -Back in his own voice- Wade it's a lie. Right now you're really thinking 'To Hell with Stallone, Willis and Austin, The Nexus are the expendables!' -8/16/2010 RAW
Cena: And after that surprise last night, I bet you are kicking yourself directly in the fish and chips thinking 'Why did I get rid of Daniel Bryan?!' - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cena: Ya see David (Otunga) happens to be nothing more than a below-average male escort who clings to someone's arm on the red carpet. -mockingly while smiling- So proud of you, Dave, you've come so far. - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cena: And (Michael) Tarver! Well, to be quite honest, Tarver looks like some sort of M.M.A. bank robber who works late nights as a male stripper. -Michael Cole and Jerry The King Lawler laugh a bit at ringside- Those joints get any smaller, we gotta change the rating of this show! - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cena: And is that.. uh...is that Heath Slater? Or the chick from Wendy's?! -A pic of the Wendy's girl from the Wendy's restaurant logo appears on the Tron with Slater's face in place of the girl-
King: Ooh! -As he and Michael Cole laugh hard-
Heath Slater: -looking naturally embarrassed and angry while in the ring- Are you kidding me?!
WWE Universe: -begins a chant of 'Wendy's!!' to further taunt Slater-
Cena: -while calming down from laughing- I'll let you be the judge on that one! -As the chant of Wendy's gets louder, Cena begins laughing again- This must be Monday Night RAW, we just got a Wendy's chant. - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cena: That leads me to Darren Young. This one hits a little bit close to the chest. You see because the very existence of Darren Young has proved my mother true of all these years, I thought she was lying but she actually did have a lusty affair with Buck Wheat! - 8/16/2010 RAW
Cena: I don't know much about Justin Gabriel except he has an allternative way of thinking. For those of you who didn't get it, I will be at the Late Show to explain. Skip (Sheffield) you look like that was over your head, you didn't get it? Wait, no no no, wait wait. Don't even say a word. You see, you're easy. I took a mind-reading course in college, I can read your thoughts. Right now you are thinking 'Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow, Heeder, Jumbo Tugboat, -blows raspberry into the mike as Cole and King are laughing extremely hard at ringside'- Like I said Wade, The Nexus is nothing more than human! The fear you have instilled in the locker room is gone! Your psycological edge that you are -in Barrett's voice- some indestructible force working for a higher power, -in his own voice- see ya, bye! Ya lost last night Wade, AND STAPLES CENTER, SUMMERSLAM WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS THE PLACE THAT NEXUS WAS HISTORY!!!!!!!!!! - 8/16 2010 RAW
Darren Young: Cena, you don't know what you're talking about!
Cena: No, no, no byproduct of a gallon of brandy in my mother's celebrity crush, YOU don't know what your talking about! You see, you tapped out too, as a matter of fact ya gave up in under a minute. You wanna cut to the chase? Your name shouldn't be Darren Young, your name should be 'The Weakest Link.'
King: Ooh... -as the WWE Universe begin a chant of 'Weakest Link!' - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cena: Regis Philbin with the emails, Cole. What is it now? - 8/16 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: Do you know he doesn't even own a television set?
King: That adds to your beef with Daniel Bryan, he doesn't watch you.
Cole: How can you perform in the longest running weekly episodic television show in history and NOT OWN A TV SET?! - Michael Cole in reference to Daniel Bryan on the August 16th, 2010 RAW who apparently in either storyline or reality does not own a television.
Cole: And Randy Orton, look out! Gabriel has no idea whats going on here, ladies and gentlemen! THE VIPER STRIKES WITH AN RKO!!!! AND NOW...UH-OH!! RANDY ORTON!! -Randy proceeds to nail Sheamus 8 times with a steel chair- RANDY ORTON LETTING HIS FRUSTRATIONS EXPLODE!!!
King: OH MY GOD!!! RANDY!! SOMEBODY STOP HIM!!!
Cole: ORTON'S GONE BERSERK!!! LAYING WASTE TO THE CHAMPION!! I HAVE NEVER, EVER SEEN RANDY ORTON IN THIS STATE OF MIND!!! - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cole: UH-OH! LOOK OUT ORTON'S NOT DONE!!! SHEAMUS BACK TO HIS FEET!!! RANDY ORTON, RKO!!!!!!! - 8/16 2010 RAW
Cole: Did you see his eyes here at ringside? I mean, they were bugging out of his head, he went completely nuts! -In reference to Randy Orton following his brutal beatdown on Sheamus on the August 16th, 2010 RAW.
"Are you kidding me?! Christian has done it again! How on earth did Christian win this match?!" - Todd Grisham after Christian scored an upset victory over Drew McIntyre on the September 3rd 2010 Smackdown despite being injured.
Big Show:-imitating a freight train- Whoo Whoo!
Todd Grisham: Here comes a freight train! -Show then barrels backwards into Luke Gallows on the 9/3/2010 Smackdown-
'Dashing' Cody Rhodes: All these things your doing, well its dashing your opportunities of well, being dashing. - To Matt Hardy on the September 3rd 2010 Smackdown.
'Dashing' Cody Rhodes: Hey, hey, hey, give that back. THAT IS NOT DASHING!! - After Matt took Cody's jacket on the September 3rd 2010 Smackdown.
Michael Cole: STARSHIP PAIN CONNECTING!!! JERICHO'S IN TROUBLE!!! JERICHO'S IN TROUBLE!!!!!! JERICHO WON'T BE GOIN' TO NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS!!!!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler: Are you kidding me?!
Michael Cole: Chris Jericho is no longer in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE title. What a win for that man, John Morrison! Ladies and gentlemen, I would've bet the house on Chris Jericho tonight with everything that was goin' on! - September 6th, 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: Brogue Kick! Takes out (Jimmy) Uso! Randy Orton, RKO!!! - 7/26/2010 RAW
Michael Cole: Sheamus may be out!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler: May be?! He's out like a light! - After Miz drove Sheamus headfirst into his Money In The Bank briefcase using his Skull-Crushing Finale finisher on the 7/19/2010 RAW.
Zack Ryder: Title matches, their precious. That's why I wanna be your opponent tonight.
Edge: I used to think you were the biggest tool in the world. But that's a brilliant idea. Because your an easy one, because you suck! I can't lose!
Zack Ryder: Bro, are you serious? I'm standing right here. I'm an N.O.C. Number One Contender.
Edge: Attention, Anonymous General Manager! Oh, Omnipotent One! All-Seeing, All-Knowing, wait, wait. Are-Are you in this bag? -Edge humorously rummages through a gym bag- Are you in here? Wait. -Edge looks under a loose board seat- No, no. You're not in there, but I know your listening! I want you to know and officially recognize that I accept Zack Ryder's challenge for a match tonight! And I want you to honor this arrangement, because if you don't you will have serious, serious problems with your top 'RAW' Superstar.
Zack Ryder: Woo, woo, woo! You know it!
Edge: Oh, oh and I also want you to know that if Zack Ryder's music does not play as my opponent tonight, then I will come out there, and I will take your computer, your form of communication and I will smash it to a million pieces!
Zack Ryder: Bro, bro. Um, d-did you call me a tool?
Zack Ryder: That really hurt my feelings, bro. - 9/6 2010 RAW
Michael Cole: Look, look, look. Look at Orton. The Viper strikes! R! K! O! - 9/6 2010 RAW as Randy Orton finishes off Wade Barrett.
Michael Cole: No way, no way. Randy Orton's halfway across the ring! There's absolutely no way! Evan Bourne's going for 'Airbourne', ladies and gentlemen! You gotta be kidding me! -Evan goes for it but Randy turns it into an RKO in mid-air- OH DID HE DO IT?! DID HE GET IT?! OH MY GOD!!!!
Jerry The King Lawler: HE CAUGHT HIM IN AN RKO IN MID-AIR!!!!
Michael Cole: AN RKO IN MID-AIR!!!!!
King: AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!! HOW DID ORTON DO THAT?!?! -7/12 2010 RAW
Matt Striker: Come on, Avengers assemble! This is "Secret Wars" Team Smackdown style!
Michael Cole: What are you talking about?
Matt Striker: Comic book reference, buddy!
Cole: You are a nerd!
Striker: Thank you. - 10/22/2010 Smackdown
Cole: Oh man, what the hell?! -After Cena is hit with a lead pipe by Husky Harris, the scene cuts to Wade Barrett pinning John Cena- NO!!! REF, NO!!!! NOT LIKE THIS!!! DARN IT!!! NO WAY!!! NO WAY!!
Striker: JOHN CENA IS NOW PART OF NEXUS!!! - A Bragging Rights Promo recapping why Cena had to help Barrett in his title match with Randy Orton October 24th at Bragging Rights shown on the October 22 Smackdown.
Cole: Cobra! Cobra! Cobra! Cobra! Down goes the bird! Down goes the bird! - Santino using his Cobra finisher on Jack Swagger's eagle mascot.
Cole: And RANDY ORTON IS GOIN' TO THAT PLACE!!! HE'S GOING TO THE PLACE WHERE HE HEARS VOICES IN HIS HEAD!! - 10/22 SD.
Cole: LOOK AT THIS!!! LOOK AT ORTON!!! KANE HAS NO IDEA THAT ORTON'S BEHIND HIM!!!! COILED!!! AND STRIKES WITH THE R!!!! K!!!! O!!!!! RANDY ORTON CAPITALIZED AS KANE WAS LOOKING FOR THE UNDERTAKER!!!! - 10-22 SD.
Miz: What does 85 represent? How many good passes your gonna drop this season? Or maybe 85 represents how Carson Palmer moves like an 85-year-old man? Either way, your team and yourself are over-rated! BECAUSE I'M THE MIZ AND I'M...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOOOME!!! - Miz taunting Cincinnatti Bengals' wide reciever Chad Ochocinco on the September 20th, 2010 RAW.
Michael Cole: OH WHAT A KICK TO THE HEAD!!!
Matt Striker: EDGE IS OUT!!! -As Alberto Del Rio lands a kick to the back of Edge's head on the November 5th 2010 Smackdown.
Striker: Mass times speed will only equal one thing - the spear is on its way! -The Nexus music hits, surprising the group-
Todd Grisham: -stunned- The...The Nexus?!
Cole: Wait just a minute!
Grisham: This isn't Monday Night Raw! - 11/5/2010 SD
Miz; Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. -mockingly-No I'm gonna face The Miz, no im gonna face The Miz, no Im gonna face The Miz. What a shock all the attention around here is on me!
Kofi: That is of course unless your afraid. -high-pitched falsetto tone- Is Mike The Miz afwaid? Is Mike The Miz afwaid of the NXT wookies? My name's Mike The Miz-
Miz:-laughs- Oh really? Really Kofi? You guys wanna feed your-
Kofi: I'm the United States Champion, but I can't defend my title cuz I'm scared!
Miz:Oh keep talking, keep talking! Do you remember that I was the one that beat you for the United States title?! - Miz and Kofi Kingston arguing over whether Michael McGillicutty or Lucky Cannon deserved to face Miz in the main event on the August 9th 2010 NXT.
Hornswoggle: AAAAAAHHH!!!! -laughing-
Teddy Long: Hornswoggle! You scared me to death! You trying to give me another heart attack?
Teddy: Wait wait, wait, wait, wait. Hornswoggle, Hornswoggle, Hornswoggle. There's no English to Leprechaun dictionary. - 8/27/10 SD
Vickie Guerrero: EXCUSE ME!!!!!
Striker: Ow, my ears... -11/5/10 SD
King: -after Santino beats Sheamus- WHAT?!?! ...WHAT?!?!
Cole: YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME!!!
King: WHAT?!?! WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?!
Cole: No way!! DID SANTINO JUST PIN SHEAMUS?!?! AND WHAT WAS MORRISON DOIN' OUT HERE?! HE HAD NO BUSINESS BEING OUT HERE AND DISTRACTIN' SHEAMUS!!
King: LOOK AT SHEAMUS IN DISBELIEF!! YOUR IN DISBELIEF, I'M IN DISBELIEF!! DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN?!?!
Cole: I DIDNT EVEN CALL THE COVER, I DIDNT EVEN KNOW WHAT WAS GOIN' ON!!
King: I THINK THAT SANTINO JUST BEAT SHEAMUS AND SHEAMUS IS ABOUT TO BLOW A GASKET!!! - 10/25/10 RAW
Cole: HEY HEY!! CENA!!! IT'S JOHN CENA!!!
CM Punk: WHAT'S HE DOIN' HERE?!
Cole: JOHN CENA!!!! JOHN CENA!!!
Punk: HE'S FIRED!!
Cole: AA!!!! THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!!! CENA'S UNLOADING ON BARRETT!!!
King: John Cena!!
Cole: HERE COMES NEXUS!!! CENA RETREATING!!! THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE!!! SECURITY OUT HERE AS WELL!!!
King: GET SECURITY!!! GET SECURITY OUT HERE!!!
Punk: THIS IS CHAOS!!! EVERYBODY'S RUNNIN' AROUND!! SECURITY, NEXUS!!! THEY'RE FOLLOWIN' CENA OUT THE BUILDING!!! -11/22/10 RAW
Cole: Scoop Slam by Orton!!
King: HOW IS ORTON DOING THIS?!?! - 11/22/10 RAW
King: RANDY ORTON IN HIS SECOND- NOT HIS FIRST, BUT HIS SECOND TITLE DEFENSE OF THE NIGHT!!!
Cole: THE VIPER IS COILED!! THE WWE'S APEX PREDATOR IS ON THE HUNT!!!
Punk: I wonder if Miz is regretting his act of bravado right now, RKO attempt!!
Cole: WENT FOR THE RKO!!! MIZ!!! MIZ!!!
King: LOOK OUT!!!!
Cole: SKULL-CRUSHING FINALE!!!! THE MIZ!!! HERE'S THE COVER!!! HOOK OF THE LEG!!!!! HE DID IT!!!! HE DID IT!!! MIZ IS CHAMPION!!!!!! MIZ IS CHAMPION!!!!!
Punk: I cannot believe it! - 11/22/10 RAW
Cole: (Wade) BARRETT BACK TO HIS FEET AS WELL!!! ORTON WITH AN RKO!!!!!!!! AN RKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
King: HOW DID HE DO IT?!?!?!
Cole: RANDY ORTON INTO THE COVER!!!!!! HOOK OF THE LEG!!!!! ORTON RETAINS!!!!!!!! ORTON RETAINS!!!!!
King: OH MY GOSH!!!! - 11/22/10 RAW
Cole: -As Miz's music hits with the trademark AWWWWWWWWWWESOOOOME- OH MY GOD!!! IT'S MIZ!!! M-M-MIZ!!! MIZ!!! MIZ WITH THE MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE!!!! LOOK AT THIS!!! LOOK AT THIS!!! HE'S DOIN' IT!!!! MIZ IS CASHING IT IN ON A VULNERABLE ORTON!!!!
Punk: All the people are standing here in Orlando!! - 11/22/10 RAW
Punk: This is not the Spanish announce table!!
Cole: PUNK, GET OUTTA THE WAY!!! GET OUTTA THE WAY!!! GET OUTTA THE WAY!!! LOOK AT THIS!!! AA!! AA TO SLATER THROUGH THE TABLE!! - 11/29/10 RAW
Punk: He spilled my diet soda! - 11/29/10 RAW
Cena: Hey Wade! THIS DOES NOT STOP UNTIL I GET MY HANDS ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YA!!! That means I'll see ya next week. - 11/29/10 RAW
Dashing Cody Rhodes: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Chris Masters: What now?
Cody: You need to manicure.
Masters: -smacks Cody's face twice- Get in the chair!
Michael Cole: Not in the face...
Cody:-going nuts cuz Masters hit him in the face- YOU DON'T TOUCH MY FACE!!! THIS IS BIRTHRIGHT!!! THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME BY GOD!!! YOU DO NOT TOUCH MY FACE!!! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!?! - 12/10 Smackdown
David Otunga: -panting and out of breath- Guys, guys did you see that?
Heath Slater: Yeah, you ok?
David: Did you see what happened?
Justin Gabriel: You ok, man?
David: Husky's hurt man. Wade, your plan didn't work! - 12/6/10 RAW
Michael Cole: The Cobra!! The Cobra! I love The Cobra!!
Santino: Cobra!!!! -Cobra connects-
Cole: I love The Cobra!! It strikes! The Cobra! -12/17/10 Smackdown
CM Punk: I'm startin to like Christmas now, this is great! - As Michael Cole comes out, representing the 'Ghost of Christmas Present' in a funny parody of Charles Dickens' story of Ebenezer Scrooge with The Miz as Scrooge on the December 20th, 2010 RAW.
Punk: -while laughing- This is awesome... -12/20/10 RAW
Miz: Charles Dickens himself couldn't write a better story because I'm The Miz AND I'M...AWWWWWWWWWWWESOOOOOOME!!! -12/20/10 RAW
Cole: -As King levels A-Ri with a shot to the jaw- Oh and King, what are you doin?!
Punk: It's breaking down here, it's breakin' loose!
Cole: Not again! - 12/20/10 RAW
Cole: You gotta be kiddin' me! What in the world do the Bellas see in this nerd?! Daniel Bryan with two girls?! Come on! - 12/20/10 RAW
Cole: I don't understand women sometimes. They should be going for manly, muscular types, not this nerd!
Punk: It's the Vogner. -sing-song- Daniel Bryan! Daniel Bryan! - Before Daniel faces his former mentor, William Regal on the December 20th 2010 RAW.
Punk: -while chuckling- Your infatuated.
Cole: I am, I just don't understand it!
King: -fakes coughing- Jealous!
Cole: I am not jealous of Daniel Bryan! - After Cole made a comment about it being tough for Daniel to kiss the Bella Twins with a swollen jaw on the December 20th 2010 RAW.
Cena: -To Vickie Guerrero- I'm sorry there's so much hatred in the air that I can't even hear what your saying! -12/20/10 RAW
Cena: -while laughing- I can't hear you! -12/20/10 RAW
Vickie: You were not the only one- (the crowd drowns her out)
Cena: All right, all right, all right, all right, what?
Vickie: You were not the only one-
Cena: -laughing- Ah, its a runnin' gag! -12/20/10 RAW
Vickie: John, you were not the only one-
Cena: Okay, the state of Texas has told ya how they feel, explain yourself. What's goin' on? Give her the floor, give her the floor. It's live television.
Vickie: John you were not the only one-
Cena: Well, we just made the all-time RAW highlights. This is gonna go on for what, 30-40 minutes? Go ahead, go ahead. Guys, guys please. Don't do that. Don't do that again. No, please. Silence!
Vickie: You were not the only one that won a match at the TLC pay-per-view!
Cena: Their a lively bunch here in Austin, I tell ya! - 12/20/2010 RAW
Drew McIntyre: That's a wrap for this year! - After defeating Trent Barretta on the 12/31/2010 Smackdown.
Michelle McCool: Holla holla-
Michelle and Layla: Playa!
Teddy Long: Laycool, you two come to make your New Year's resolutions?
Layla: Oh child, please.
Michelle: Yeah, we don't need to because we're-
Michelle and Layla: Flawless!
Michelle: You know what's not flawless Teddy? What's not flawless is that you claimed we lost the tables match at TLC.
Teddy: Well ya did.
Michelle: Uh no, we didn't. In case you didn't notice the two of us, we were too skinny to break the table.
Layla: Yeah, Natayla broke the table.
Michelle: And it hurt.
Layla: -gasps- Chelle, pigs flew that night.
Michelle: You're right Lay, but can you imagine if both pigs flew? What if Beth jumped on us too? We'd still be in a huge hole sucked up, trying to make our way out! - 12/31/2010 Smackdown
Matt Striker: Helliacious, Laylaicious. - 12/31/2010 Smackdown
Josh Matthews: Cole, did someone unplug your headset? Ya still there, buddy? - 12/31/2010 Smackdown
Josh: You guys can debate over your list of hottest divas here in just a second!
Matt Striker: Kaitlyn, hottest. Game over. - 12/31/2010 Smackdown
Striker: Well thats the last time we'll see them all year! - After Natayla and Beth Phoenix defeated Laycool on the 12/31/2010 Smackdown.
Gorilla Monsoon: Why don't you be serious?! -In reference to his long-time friend Bobby The Brain Heenan in an advertisement of Bobby's DVD shown on the 12/31/2010 Smackdown.
Gorilla: -while fishing- What are you doin'?!
Bobby Heenan: I'm gettin' the hell outta here! -In an advertisement of Bobby's DVD shown on the 12/31/2010 Smackdown.
Gorilla: -while Bobby is crawling by the butt of a donkey- I knew sooner or later he'd make an ass out of himself! - In reference to his long-time friend Bobby The Brain Heenan in an advertisement of Bobby's DVD shown on the 12/31/2010 Smackdown.
Kelly Kelly: We all know who you are, Vickie! Your the one trying to destroy my character. The one who goes through all my stuff in the locker room, constantly in my personal life and I'm sick of it! You said maybe you should fire me? Well maybe I should quit!
Vickie Guerrero: -laughs- I have no idea what you're talking about, little Barbie.
Kelly: Oh please, Vickie! Your a vindictive, paranoid, power-hungry WITCH!!! AND EVERYONE'S SICK OF YOU!!!
Booker T: Whoa... - February 4th, 2011 Smackdown.
Michael Cole: And what a way to kick off Monday Night RAW! With the most must-see WWE Champion in history, my buddy, my friend, The Miz! - March 14, 2011 RAW.
Miz: Anytime you (The Rock) bring it, just let it be known that you will be overshadowed by the most must-see WWE Champion in the history of this company! BECAUSE I'M THE MIZ...AND I'MMMMM...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOOOOOOOME!!!!! - March 14, 2011 RAW.
Cole: This is ridiculous! You (Jerry The King Lawler) should be fired, everybody should be fired! - Cole complaining about The Miz being forced to face The Great Khali on the March 14, 2011 RAW.
Cole: This is absolutely ridiculous! Three weeks away from his title defense against John Cena at Wrestlemania, Miz shouldn't be in the ring with this man! The Great Khali's nuts! The Punjabi Nightmare! A former World Champion! This is completely unfair, Miz was not ready for this match tonight!
King: Would you please give it a break, you paranoid moron?! - Cole again complaining about The Miz being forced to face The Great Khali on the March 14, 2011 RAW.
Vickie Guerrero: I was offered the cover of Playboy. -Snooki and John Morrison laugh-
Snooki: All right...well it must be a center-fold because you can't fit all that in one page, honey.
John Morrison: Burn!
Vickie: What?! -tries to slap Snooki but Snooki blocks it and slaps her instead-
John: Oh!! -starts laughing- Come on, come on, lets go. -leads Snooki away as Vickie starts screaming for revenge- - March 14, 2011 RAW.
King: Oh man! Big right hand by Kofi Kingston to Evan Bourne! - During the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
Cole: -As John Cena is drafted to Smackdown- YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME!!! SOME-SOMEBODY FIX THAT COMPUTER!!! THIS ISN'T RIGHT!!! SOMEBODY!!! SOME-SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!!! JOHN CENA IS ON FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!!! THIS IS SOME SORTA JOKE RIGHT?!?! LAWLER, SAY SOMETHING!!!
King: I'm in shock, idiot! - During the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
Miz: After this Sunday, when it comes to Raw, your right, I can't see you! -mocks Cena's You Can't See Me taunt as he says this- - Miz taunting John Cena in a backstage interview during the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
R-Truth: -As the fans do the classic What chant- Y'all pissing me the hell off! - Truth addressing the fans in his first heel promo during the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
King: -As Cole interrupts Eve and Layla's match- -Drily- Oh my gosh, what does he want? - During the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
Layla: I'm sick of this! I'm sick of this, Chelle! - Layla crying and yelling at her former best friend Michelle McCool in storyline as the 2 brawl in their final RAW together during the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw. LayCool would break up May 1, 2011 at Extreme Rules as Layla would defeat Michelle forcing the latter to leave WWE.
Miz: STILL WWE CHAMPION!!! - A promo for the 2011 Extreme Rules event where John Cena defeated my boy The Miz (sadly) along with John Morrison in a steel cage triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Hey I may be part of The Cenation, but I'm an even bigger MizFit, give me a break.
Miz: Every single Raw fan, every single network executive at USA should be on their knees praying to the high heavens that I don't get drafted to Smackdown! Because if I do, Monday Night Raw within one month will be cancelled. And that is a guarantee. BECAUSE I'M THE MIZ...AND I'MMMMM...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOOOOOOOME!!!!! - During the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
King: Come on baby! Need somebody big! -The Big Show is drafted to Raw- WOO!!! OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!! NOT THAT BIG!! - During the 2011 WWE Draft or the April 25 2011 Raw.
Alex Riley: Man, can you believe it out there? It is a madhouse because of this ridiculous birthday celebration! - During the May 2 2011 Raw where The Rock's birthday was celebrated.
Alex Riley: Don't you remember, I got drafted to Smackdown?
Miz: Drafted? Drafted?! Who cares about a draft?! - During the May 2 2011 Raw where The Rock's birthday was celebrated.
Ron Simmons: ...DAMN!!!!! - During the May 2 2011 Raw where The Rock's birthday was celebrated.
King: The Miz cannot believe it! I can't believe it! How did Cena kick outta that?! - After John Cena barely kicked out of Miz's backbreaker/neckbreaker combo during the May 2 2011 Raw where The Rock's birthday was celebrated. Miz would originally win the match and the title after hitting Cena with the WWE Championship, but after Alex Riley accidentally revealed the title to the referee, the decision was reversed to a disqualification costing Miz the championship.
Josh Matthews: Watch out for The Big Show!
King: Punk doesn't see him!
Cole: -As Show gives Punk his knockout punch- Oh man, the knockout blow!
Josh: The WMD the Weapon Of Mass Destruction from The Big Show!!!
Cole: Punk I believe is unconscious! - May 9th 2011 Raw as Kane battles Mason Ryan of The New Nexus.
Alex Riley: When I raised your hand I didn't realize that was the hand you had the title in, it wasn't my fault that the referee reversed the decision... - May 9th 2011 Raw
Miz: Then you raise my hand, the hand with the WWE Championship! When you knew it was behind my back!
Alex Riley: I didn't know that was the hand, I'm sorry! - May 9th 2011 Raw
R-Truth: WHEN A ANGRY BLACK MAN IS TALKIN' Y'ALL NEED TA SHUT IT UP!!!! - May 9th 2011 Raw
Cole: You couldnt let me retire in peace could you? - After declining Jerry The King Lawler's offer for a 3rd match on the May 9th 2011 Raw. Jack Swagger would later accept it on Cole's behalf.
Cole: Beep beep beep beep we interrupt this broadcast to bring you this very special bulletin: Jerry The King Lawler is in pain...again Jerry The King Lawler is in pain. -laughs- I like to go back to my old news background every once in a while. - May 9th 2011 Raw during Kofi Kingston's US title match with Swagger.
King: Please sit down and shut up. - After Cole's rant on how he believed The Miz would defeat John Cena at the Over The Limit pay-per-view on the May 16th 2011 Raw.
Alex Riley: You people also said that the Spurs were gonna make it outta the first round and we all know what happened to that! -fakes choking as Cole laughs- - May 16th 2011 Raw.
Cena: Alex Riley...you are as stupid as you are useless. - May 16 2011 Raw.
King: Would you shut up and let me talk about Kelly Kelly?! - After Cole ranted about Kharma May 16 2011 Raw.
R-Truth: Stop! Stop! Stop the pressure! Stop everything! Somebody call the cops! Call the police! Call the policia! We have a thief amongst us! There he is right there! That man, Rey Mysterio! He a thief, y'all! He stole my spot in the number one contender match! And I lost my shot at the title! That ain't right, y'all! Somebody get him! Call the cops! - R-Truth ranting to distract Rey during his match with Alberto Del Rio on the May 16, 2011 Raw.
King: Shut up, Cole! Please shut up! - As Cole was trying to hype the tag team title match at the 2011 Over The Limit pay-per-view on the May 16, 2011 Raw.
King: All right, why would this guy be coming out here? - As R-Truth interrupts Bret Hart's in-ring promo on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
Bret Hart: The reason your not gettin' championship matches is 'cause you are a freakin' lunatic! - Bret Hart insulting R-Truth on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
Cena: I've had my hands full with The Miz lately, I haven't been able to pinpoint on the timeline exactly where you went crazy! I mean, your talking about Jimmys, Johnnys, Jefferies, what's up?! Listen, listen, listen man, everybody has bad days, everybody complains. We used to be cool, man.
R-Truth: Cool?! Used to is a roosta from Brewsta! - Cena and Truth in a humorous promo on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
R-Truth: When we gonna go watch the new John Cena movie?! I want my son back! - Truth ranting about Cena related merchandise including the John Cena movie, Legendary on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
CM Punk: I have faith.
Josh Matthews: Here comes McGillicutty and here comes the largest athlete on the planet!
Punk: I'm not worried! I have faith! -Big Show clotheslines McGillicutty-
King: How 'bout now?!
Punk: No, I'm not worried! I have faith! - During the WWE Tag Team Championship match between the defending champions Big Show and Kane and the New Nexus' David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw. The New Nexus would win the match and the titles after interference from CM Punk and Mason Ryan.
King: Big Show gets hit by a car a few minutes ago and now I guarantee Evan Bourne feels like he just got hit by a truck. - After Jack defeats Evan with his Gutwrench Powerbomb on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw. Evan would get the last laugh though as he gave Jack a kick in the face during the latter's post-match victory lap.
Josh: The Miz's plan, it backfired last night.
King: That's right, because he's The Miz...and he quit! - As The Miz comes to the ring for a promo following his loss to John Cena at Over The Limit the night before on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
Miz: This...is all your fault! If it wasn't for you, I would be WWE Champion right now, you worthless waste of space! Do you have any, any explanation for yourself?!
Alex Riley: Miz, it wasn't like I was the one who said I Quit.
Miz: What did you say? WHAT DID YOU SAY?! HUH?! NO, YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!! YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!! I gave you a personal services contract! WITHOUT ME, YOU WOULDN'T EVEN BE IN THE WWE!!! ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?! YOU ARE NOTHING!!! NOTHING WITHOUT ME!!! AND THEN YOU RODE MY COATTAILS ALL THE WAY TO THE MAIN EVENT OF WRESTLEMANIA!!!! I HAVE GIVEN YOU CHANCE AFTER CHANCE AFTER CHANCE AFTER CHANCE!!!! AND YOU HAVE BEEN ONE BIG DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! I AM SICK OF YOUR MIND-NUMBING STUPIDITY!!!! I AM SICK OF YOUR FACE!!! I'M SICK OF YOU, PERIOD!!!! I'M DONE WITH YOU!!!! YOU ARE FIRED!!!! ...Don't you look at me like that! Get out of my ring! - The Miz ending his alliance with A-Ri on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw. Alex would then snap and attack his former mentor after the latter had slapped him in the face leading to Alex turning face for the first time in WWE.
Alex: AFTER ALL I DID FOR YOU!!!! EVERYTHING I DID!!!! EVERYTHING!!!! FOR YOU!!!! - Alex screaming at his former mentor The Miz while beating him down after the latter had keyfabe fired him, and slapped him, leading to Alex attacking Miz, leading to A-Ri turning face for the first time on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
Josh: We are back live on Raw. This has been a very intense night to say the least.
King: Are you kidding me? I mean Alex Riley just beat the living bejeezus out of The Miz! Did you see the whelps and the bruises and the marks on Miz's body?! - King recapping Alex's face turn moments before an 8-diva tag team match on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw. The match would be a no-contest as Kharma interrupted.
King: Oh, oh please! Your breath! Your bleachin' my hair with your breath, Cole! Your drinkin' the Kool-Aid from R-Truth, your drinkin' the Kool-Aid from CM Punk. - As Cole rants about supporting Truth in regards to Rey Mysterio as Rey makes his entrance for his tag match with John Cena against CM Punk and R-Truth in the main event with Bret Hart as the special guest referee on the May 23rd, 2011 Raw.
Real Life Quotes
-During 9/16/08 Personal Finance class-
Mr. Grimm: I keep all my account numbers in my wallet. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Me: It is if somebody takes your wallet!
Mr. Grimm: -laughs as do my classmates- Yes, Teddy if somebody beats me up and takes my wallet, that's very bad! So listen, just be careful-
Me: -And don't let anybody take your wallet! XD (or laughter)
-During 10/24/08 Contemporary Literature class-
Ms. Callahan: -referring to infamous 'Daisy' ad- Was it a good ad?
Me: Yeah, if ya wanna scare the hell outta somebody, it is!
-As I leave my 10/24/08 Applied Chemistry Class-
Mrs. Keeler: -sounding as though she's obsessed with something- Chocolate cake! Chocolate cake! -referring to a recipe she was sent where she could make a chocolate cake in the microwave within 5 minutes and she planned to raid the Chef Cook classroom for ingredients-
Me: -getting playfully annoyed- Will ya stop talking about it?!
Mrs. Keeler: Chocolate cake! Chocolate cake!
Me: Stop talking about it, now you're making me want it!
Mrs. Keeler: -laughs-
Me: -While she's in another room out of earshot- Geez! You're lucky lunch comes between art otherwise I'd be raidin' it!
-During 11/3/08 Personal Finance class-
Nasia(my classmate): Mr. Grimm do you look at other girls?
Mr. Grimm: Not when my wife's around.
-Everyone in the class except him burst out laughing-
-During 11/24/08 Applied Chemistry class-
-Mrs. Keeler walks over to our group at the lab table-
Mrs. Keeler: Your whole slogan for this should be 'Dam The Damn Dam!'
Me: Dam The Damn Dam, that's a good one! -starts laughing-
-Some of my group members join in-
Me: -laughing- Dam The Damn Dam! -bangs hand on table lightly as I keep laughing-
-During 12/19/08 Contemporary Lit. Class-
Me: -imitating Ebenezer Scrooge after his change of heart- And I guess I have no choice but to raise your salary! -I start laughing-
-During 12/19/08 Applied Chemistry Class-
Mrs. Keeler: -in a sing-song voice over a Stitch plushie she got- I got Stitch! I got Stitch!
Me: -laughing for a bit- Stop bragging about it! But hey, she's a Disney fan so what can I say?
-During 1/30/09 Principal Business Admin Class-
-While talking about French currency-
Me: Franks? Isn't that a hot dog?
Heather(my classmate): -starts laughing-
Me: -laughing as I play along- Well, a Frank is a hot dog, right?
Heather: -still laughing- Oh, Teddy you crack me up!
I'm a member of the Dysfunctional Siblings!
ChazzyLuverGurl = Big Sister
WhiteAsukalover (me) = Big brother
Amaya Uchica = Second sister picked from the duelin' bin XD (She, sadly is no longer part of the group)
15animefreak15 = Amaya's long lost twin sister (We're friends again!)
Diapers and Angel Duelist 153 = Twins, third sisters
Peachie = The gentle sister with a fierce side!
Syrusfanatic12 = baby XD
The following is a short GX Parody Peach Wookie and I came up with. It's a parody of when Bastion shows up to take Chazz to the SOL meeting in 87.
Chazz is walking down the hallway as Bastion comes out of the bathroom with a towel on his head.
"Hey Bastion." Chazz said.
Bastion smiled. "Chazz i've done something to prove my loyalty to the Society." He removes the towel to reveal fire orange hair. "It's pure white!"
Chazz falls over laughing. "Oh man Bastion did you look in the mirror?!"
Bastion looks bewildered. "It should be white!"
"Look in the mirror." Chazz replied.
Bastion walks back into the bathroom.
The scene changes to a full view from outside the entrance to the white dorm.
"WHAT IN THE NAME OF EINSTEIN?!" Bastion shouted.
The scene returns to the bathroom as Bastion looks up in the mirror. "It should be white." He said sadly as Chazz almost died from laughing so hard.
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Update News (Will be frequently updated)
4/28/08: I will try to update the following stories at least once or twice a week during school as that's where they started. However bear with me if you don't see an update for awhile as I still have school and as a result will be busy. The stories i'll try to update (in no particular order) are:
1. New Student Dreams
2. The Cruelest Heart
3. Nightmarish Dreams
5. The Girl Of Destiny
6. Pro League Adventures
7. Atem Gets To Stay
5/1/08: Thanks to a suggestion from Peach Wookie I have temporarily allowed anonymous reviews once again.
5/2/08: I am going to my other grandparents for the weekend so from today to 5/5/08 expect little if any updates from me at all past 3:00 PM Eastern time today.
5/6/08: Due to laptop trouble I have been unable to update for a while but that is now under control so expect multiple updates today!
5/7/08: Sorry to those hoping for a Sealed Love update this weekend but i am going away from 5/9/08 to 5/11/08 so hopefully the next update for it will be either 5/11/08, 5/12/08, 5/16/08 or 5/17/08. I promise there won't be another long wait like this!
5/8/08: A new story, Dragged To The Grave has been made! Also I don't get what the big deal is about my OC in New Student Dreams having just Kaiba's 3 Blue-Eyes. Can someone please clear things up for me? Thanks in advance! Another new story, Memory Destruction has been made!
5/12/08: Due to me being away for most of the past 2 weekends, I will update a lot this week and next. Expect updates for the following this week and next while i'm at school:
1. Pro League Adventures (If I can pull myself from my other stories long enough)
2. Memory Destruction
3. Yubel's Twisted World
4. New Student Dreams (A slight rewrite of certain chapters in which I will take the story itself down and re-write the problem chapters and put it back up when I get enough time to do so.)
5. The Girl Of Destiny
6. The Cruelest Heart
7. Cold (May or may not get to during a school day)
8. Nightmarish Dreams (May or may not get to during a school day)
9. Atem Gets To Stay (May or may not get to during a school day)
A new story - A Secret Rich Angel, my 36th one to date is created!
For now Love And Hate is discontinued.
5/14/08: Chibi Yugi, my 37th story to date has been created!
5/16/08: Guardian Adoption and Perfect Unapproved Match, my 38th and 39th stories have been made!
5/22/08: Milestone story number 40 has been reached! My 40th is called "Darkness Within Yugi" and is based on Flashchimp's story "Payback is a Bitch".
6/2/08: Due to me losing access to my home computer on 5/31/08 most of my stories are on hiatus until further notice.
6/3/08: My 42nd story, Romance Advice is up. Expect an update for The Darkness Within Yugi. Another new story, my 43rd called Twist Of Love is up.
6/5/08: My home computer is back up again so my stories are off hiatus but i probably won't update them 'till tomorrow.
7/11/08: I dont know when i'll update most of my fics. That's all i'm gonna say.
7/14/08: Sadly I have bid farewell (deleted) 2 fics, White Heart and Twist of Love. I don't know if I will rewrite them.
7/20/08: Due to a suggestion by Peach Wookiee I have temporarily discontinued Sho's Fiery Angel.
8/25/08: Due to the fact that I'm back in school (starting today) I will be able to update far more easily. I don't know when I will update however.
8/27/08: My 45th story and 50th story overall called From The Light Comes The Dark! is up.
8/28/08: My 46th story and 51st overall called Wish Of Final Effort is up.
8/29/08: My 47th story and 52nd overall, The Kaiser's Heart is up.
9/5/08: My 48th story and 53rd overall, Slash Draw is up. However to make room for Slash Draw, Memory Destruction and Dragged To The Grave have been put on temporary hiatus.
9/9/08: Ok this isn't a fic update, I just wanted to inform you all that today is my 17th birthday! Happy birthday to me...happy birthday to me...
9/11/08: My 49th and 54th overall, Hell Kaiser Bets On It is up. This is my first attempt at Royalshipping/Hellshipping.
9/11/08 (2): My milestone 50th story and 55th overall, Black And White is up.
9/12/08: This isn't a fic update news, more or less a request. To those who visit my profile page and give it hits, it would be most appreciated if those that visit, please vote in my profile poll. Thanks in advance!
9/15/08: For the time being, due to my home computer being largely unavailable and the fact that during any free time at school, I'm editing an role-play done with friends to get it ready to become a fic, all of my current fics are on hiatus until further notice. My sincerest apologies to all my readers!
9/17/08: My home computer is back up but my fics remain on hiatus for now!
9/23/08: My 51st and overall 56th story, Because I Love You is up. It's my first attempt at Spiritshipping or Jesse X Jaden!
9/24/08: My 52nd and overall 57th story, Numb is up! It uses Linkin Park's Numb which I don't own, just borrowed for my own enjoyment.
9/30/08: Divided how I categorize completed fics.
10/1/08: For now, several fics have been put on temporary hiatus (not counting ones put on hiatus on 9/15/08).
10/2/08: Yugi's Depression is complete! This is my first non-oneshot/2shot fic that I have completed! Keep an eye out for a sequel once I finish a few other fanfictions!
10/3/08: Cold is prematurely complete. A sequel is unplanned.
10/8/08: My 53rd and 58th story overall Psychic Horrors is up. It is my first attempt at Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
10/31/08: -evil laughter- Happy Halloween my unsuspecting victims...
11/15/08: Today is my late father's b-day so I'll probably be in a somber mood...Sorry guys.
11/17/08: A Chibi Is Born is now on temporary hiatus due to lack of material I can use. Sorry everyone!
11/21/08: Several fics are temporarily deleted.
11/22/08: My 50th (really 54th) and overall 59th story White Kingdom is up!
11/27/08: Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
12/25/08: Merry Christmas all!
1/1/09: Happy New Year everyone!
1/3/09: Due to a slight file compression issue, some updates may be longer than previously anticipated. My apologies!
1/12/09: Due to laptop internet issues, I've been unable to update stories at school for awhile. But the problem's fixed, so look for updates soon!
1/16/09: My 51st (really 55th) and overall 60th story, Kuzon is up! This is my first true attempt at Avatar as i've now seen the whole series.
1/26/09: Sho's Rage is temporarily deleted.
2/5/09: My 46th (really 56th) and overall 61st story, If I Weren't A Thief is up! This is my first attempt at Tendershipping or BakuraXYami Bakura, and it's also my first attempt at having a Yami Bakura-centric story.
2/11/09: Not a fic update, but I want to tell you my first community is up. It's main focus is YugiXTea but other pairings are welcome as long as YugiXTea appears somewhere in the story!
2/18/09: My 47th (really 57th) and overall 62nd story, One With The Darkness is up! It completes one of my upcoming projects so my Upcoming list has been updated accordingly.
3/23/09: I apologize that my duel-heavy stories have been slow to update, but I will try to update them as time permits.
4/14/09: Slow updates as I mourn the losses of baseball icons Harry Kalas, and Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych.
5/7/09: Due to today being the 9th anniversary of my father's death, I'll probably be in a somber mood. Sorry guys...
5/10/09: Happy Mother's Day, everyone!
5/24/09: I'm in a slightly somber mood, as there was a death in the family last night.
6/5/09: As of last night, I am officially through with high school! I graduated baby!
6/15/09: Due to a memory lapse on my part, the new chapter of The Girl Of Destiny is not in fact the continuation of Adrian's duel with Bastion, but an old chapter I wrote a long time ago but forgot to put in. My apologies everyone!
9/9/09: Ok this isn't a fic update, I just wanted to inform you all that today is my 18th birthday! Happy birthday to me...happy birthday to me... Also. don't expect updates for a few days as ill be glued to my Xbox 360 playing all the new games I got for it.
11/12/09: My first Wrestling fic is up!
2/12/10: Yesterday, there was a death in the family as I lost my grandmother on my mom's side of the family. Expect slow updates as I grieve.
3/28/10: HBK loses at Wrestlemania, ending his storied career.
3/29/10: HBK delivers his farewell to the WWE.
4/1/10: The end of an era as HBK officially retires, but he shall live on forever here.
4/3/10: I apologize for the extremely slow updates but when I get home on 4/5, I will either try to update or begin the process on 4/6 after catching my Franchise up in MLB 2K10, as the regular season begins 4/6/10. Orioles Magic all the way this year, go O's and go Phillies!
4/22/10: I acquired Legends of Wrestlemania for the 360.
4/24/10: Due to my partner for White Kingdom's hard drive being destroyed, White Kingdom is now on indefinite hiatus. On an unrelated note, what is it gonna take for the O's to get some Orioles Magic going, their 2 and freaking 15! (now 35 and 73, 3-0 under new skipper Buck Showalter)
5/23/10: Slightly somber mood as former MLB All-Star Jose Lima who I was a fan of, passed away today. Also White Kingdom is now off hiatus.
7/4/10: Happy 4th of July, everyone! Also I have written my 50th (really 60th) and overall 65th story The Streak VS The Career: Undertaker VS HBK! It is my first new fic in 6 months and 4 days, and also the first time I have written a WWE match! Enjoy it, guys!
8/6/10: Start to believe, O's fans! Their 3-0 under Showalter! Also I plan to have my 51st, (really 61st) and overall 66th story Championship Dreams up today, if not today, then this weekend.
8/8/10: My 51st, (really 61st) and overall 66th story Championship Dreams is now officially up!
8/13/10: Updated the status of my future ideas.
8/20/10: My 52nd, (really 62st) and overall 67th story Pokemon Colosseum: Shadow Sagas is up! It is my first Pokemon fic!
8/24/10: Pokemon Colosseum: Shadow Sagas has been deleted for personal reasons. I have no plans to rewrite it at this time but I'll keep you all posted.
8/26/10: Pokemon Colosseum: Shadow Sagas is now back up and redone! Enjoy the new (hopefully uncopyrighted) version.
9/9/10: Today is my 19th birthday, everyone! I apologize for slow updates due to me likely having several new video games or DVDs to get hooked on.
9/22/10: Due to an eye issue, I've been unable to update, but I should be able to this weekend. Also Championship Dreams is temporarily on hiatus due to both writer's block and lack of votes in my poll relating to the fanfic. I'll keep you posted. Shadow Sagas 2nd chapter is also delayed, but I'm closer to coming up with that one.
10/26/10: I've at last acquired Smackdown VS Raw 2011!
11/22/10: The Era of Awesomeness has begun! My man, The Miz is WWE Champion!
1/1/11: Happy new year!
2/14/11: Happy V-Day! And due to me not having the drive for it anymore, I have deleted New Student Dreams.
4/11/11: One of the greatest WWE Superstars of his time, Edge aka Adam Copeland has been forced to retire due to injury. 8 years previously Edge broke his neck and shortly after Wrestlemania 27, he had MRIs taken and his doctors said that due to his injury, because of his spinal cord thinning, the doctors could never clear him to compete ever again otherwise he could be paralyzed from the neck down or even die in the ring.
4/28/11: Due to intense peer pressure, I've deleted Pokemon Colosseum: Shadow Sagas for the 2nd time.
5/7/11: My 53rd, (really 63rd) and overall 68th story, Taking The Pledge is up!
8/13/11: My 54th, (really 64th) and overall 69th story, Trapped In Nexus is up!
8/21/11: My 55th, (really 65th) and overall 70th story, Divas Of Doom is up!
8/25/11: Expect me to be in a sad mood as I mourn the loss of long-time Orioles great, Mike Flanagan.
9/9/11: Just wanted to tell ya its my 20th birthday.
11/22/11: Finally acquired WWE '12!
1/1/12: Happy New Year!
1/28/12: My 56th, (really 66th) and overall 71st story, Legacy Of Love is up!
2/18/12: My 57th, (really 67th) and overall 72nd story, Kaval's Moment is up!
5/5/12: My 58th, (really 68th) and overall 73rd story, Flames Of Hatred is up!
5/8/12: My 59th, (really 69th) and overall 74th story, Changing The Script is up!
5/8/12: My 60th, (really 70th) and overall 75th story, Saved By A Broski is up!
5/13/12: Happy Mother's Day! My 61st, (really 71st) and overall 76th story Silver Screen Couple is up!
5/26/12: My 62nd, (really 72nd) and overall 77th story An Awesome And Extreme Return is up!
5/26/12: My 63rd, (really 73rd) and overall 78th story Meant To Be is up! It is my first try at Zoey 101.
5/30/12: My Zoey 101 story has been reposted. It's the same as the original except I was forced to change the rating to M.
6/26/12: My 64th, (really 74th) and overall 79th story Secret Crush is up!
7/7/12: My 65th, (really 75th) and overall 80th story Stay With Me is up!
7/17/12: My 66th, (really 76th) and overall 81st story Does Our Fire Still Burn? is up!
9/9/12: Today is my 21st birthday! I've officially tried beer for the first time, and while the aftertaste bugged me, I'd be willing to try again.
9/9/12: My 67th, (really 77th) and overall 82nd story, Say It To My Face, Push Alex Riley For God's Sake! is up! It is my first shot at WWE-themed poetry!
9/30/12: The Streak VS The Career: Undertaker VS HBK! is now complete after 2 long years of planning!
11/24/12: My 68th, (really 78th) and overall 83rd story, Over The Edge is up!
11/25/12: My 69th, (really 79th) and overall 84th story, Cheating Death is up!
1/6/13: My 70th, (really 80th) and overall 85th story, Healing A Broken Heart With Christmas Love is up!
1/20/13: My 71st, (really 81st) and overall 86th story, Long Island Champion is up!
2/15/13: My 72nd, (really 82nd) and overall 87th story, Mutual Attraction is up!
2/23/13: My 73rd, (really 83rd) and overall 88th story, Making Up For Lost Time is up!
2/23/13: My 74th, (really 84th) and overall 89th story, Skips And Fist Pumps Of Love is up!
3/5/13: Wrestling loses perhaps the greatest manager of all-time in Paul Bearer at 58.
3/7/13: My 75th, (really 85th) and overall 90th story, Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten is up! It is a special tribute to the recently departed Paul Bearer who died on March 5th.
4/2/13: My 76th, (really 86th) and overall 91st story, Burn In The White Light is up!
4/3/13: My 77th, (really 87th) and overall 92nd story, Obsession is up!
5/16/13: My 78th, (really 88th) and overall 93rd story, Blood Marionette is up!
6/1/13: My 79th, (really 89th) and overall 94th story, Always AJ's Champion, No Matter What is up! Though strangely the site says I have 81 up, but go by my count.
8/21/13: Due to me no longer having the drive or desire for it, I have deleted Sy's Time To Shine: A New GX bringing me to 80 stories on the site, though more deletions may follow. Stay tuned.
8/21/13: Again, due to lack of drive and desire, I have deleted Sho's Fiery Angel bringing me to 79 stories once again. However, the story itself is on my computer, so it may make a comeback someday. My next story will be my 80th, (really 90th) and overall 95th unique story that I've created.
10/9/13: My 80th, (really 90th) and overall 95th story Lady Of The Shield is up!
12/8/13: My 81st, (really 91st) and overall 96th story Her Heart Will Go On is up!
12/17/13: My 82nd, (really 92nd) and overall 97th story Warrior Of Black Ice is up!
12/31/13: The world lost an icon on the final day of 2013 as James Avery, the genius behind Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air passed away at 68.
1/1/14: Happy New Year!
1/8/14: Hearts of Chickbusters fans have been broken as Kaitlyn was released from her contract with WWE. #SheWillBeMissed
1/8/14: Robbery at the Hall of Fame as Rafael Palmeiro was dropped off the ballot. He can't recieve Veteran's Committee election until 2026! #InJustice
1/9/14: My 83rd, (really 93rd) and overall 98th story Mistifying Friendships is up!
1/12/14: My 84th, (really 94th) and overall 99th story Memoirs Of A Legend Killer is up!
1/13/14: A milestone has been reached! I have posted my 100th overall story! My 85th, (really 95th) and overall 100th story Unions Of Crazy is up!
1/14/14: My 86th, (really 96th) and overall 101st story Life Of A Model is up! It's my first try with Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
1/15/14: My 87th, (really 97th) and overall 102nd story Game Of Reality is up! It's my first try with Spy Kids.
1/18/14: My 88th, (really 98th) and overall 103rd story A Straight Edge Family is up!
1/20/14: My 89th, (really 99th) and overall 104th story Joker And His Harley is up!
1/21/14: My 90th, (really 100th) and overall 105th story The White Ice Queen And The Legend Killer is up! Slightly redone version was created and uploaded on 2/15/14!
1/25/14: My 91st, (really 101st) and overall 106th story Melting The Ice And Freezing The Flames is up!
1/31/14: My 92nd, (really 102nd) and overall 107th story Killing A Legend is up!
2/11/14: My 93rd, (really 103rd) and overall 108th story The Black Widow And Her English Rose is up!
2/13/14: My 94th, (really 104th) and overall 109th story Repairing Her Heart's Puzzle is up!
2/14/14: Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
2/14/14: A bittersweet Valentine's Day for all Angels and Phillies fans as beloved skipper Jim Fregosi passed away at 71 this morning.
3/1/14: My 95th, (really 105th) and overall 110th story Capitol Couples is up!
3/30/14: My 96th, (really 106th) and overall 111th story Stepping Out Of The Shadows is up!
3/30/14: My 97th, (really 107th) and overall 112th story A Flawless Birthday is up!
4/6/14: The greatest Streak in history is no more as Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker to bring his record to 21-1.
4/7/14: Out of nowhere, we have a new Divas Champion, Paige!
4/8/14: In truly heartbreaking fashion, we've lost The Ultimate Warrior...
4/11/14: My 98th, (really 108th) and overall 113th story Farewell To A Warrior is up!
4/23/14: Congratulations go out to the beautiful AJ Lee and the Best In The World, CM Punk! The happy couple welcomed twins into the world as little Riley Jane Brooks was welcomed into the world followed by her brother Phillip Jack Brooks Jr. Congratulations guys!
4/24/14: My 99th, (really 109th) and overall 114th story The Black Widow And The Diva Of Tomorrow is up!
4/27/14: A milestone has been reached in my fanfic career as my 100th story overall on the site at any given time has been published! My 100th, (really 110th) and overall 115th story A Crazy Loving Family is up! It's my tribute to the new mother of WWE herself, AJ Lee!
5/7/14: My 101st, (really 111th) and overall 116th story Twist Of Fate's Love is up! It's my first try pairing Matt Hardy and Lita!
5/20/14: My 102nd, (really 112th) and overall 117th story The Doctor Of Huganomics And The Shield's Muscle is up!
5/30/14: My 103rd, (really 113th) and overall 118th story A New Breed Of Evolution is up!
6/2/14: The Shield appears to be splintering as Seth joins Evolution, but fear not fans! It's a ruse!
6/3/14: My 104th, (really 114th) and overall 119th story Shield Of The True Diva is up!
6/11/14: My 105th, (really 115th) and overall 120th story The Final Pipebomb is up!
6/28/14: My 106th, (really 116th) and overall 121st story A Vampire's Bite is up!
6/29/14: My 107th, (really 117th) and overall 122nd story When You Wish Upon A Star is up! It is my first true Mario fanfiction and is an adaptation of the popular Nintendo 64 game Paper Mario!
7/5/14: Memoirs Of A Legend Killer has been temporarily deleted to allow for retooling of story material.
7/12/14: My 108th, (really 118th) and overall 123rd story Tortured Soul is up!
7/26/14: My 109th, (really 119th) and overall 124th story Dawn Of A New Era is up!
8/17/14: Paige shocks the world, capturing her 2nd Divas Championship at SummerSlam on her 22nd birthday!
8/19/14: My 110th, (really 120th) and overall 125th story Turning The Paige To 22 is up! Happy birthday Paige!
8/25/14: My 111th, (really 121st) and overall 126th story Ties Of Kombat is up! It's my first attempt at Mortal Kombat!
9/7/14: My 112th, (really 122nd) and overall 127th story Blood Prodigy is up! It is the sequel to Blood Marionette which is my first sequel on the site.
9/9/14: I'm officially 23 and employed! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...
9/16/14: For the first time in 17 years, the Orioles are AL East Champions! Congrats boys! You earned it!
9/28/14: My 113th, (really 123rd) and overall 128th story Xtreme Chickbusters is up!
9/29/14: My 114th, (really 124th) and overall 129th story Loving The Show-Off is up!
10/1/14: My 115th, (really 125th) and overall 130th story European Union is up!
10/22/14: Bit of a real life scare for me as I was involved in a car accident. I'm okay though, just very sore.
11/13/14: My 116th, (really 126th) and overall 131st story Teaching Excellence is up!
11/16/14: My 117th, (really 127th) and overall 132nd story The Revolution Will Be Televised is up! It's my take on what could've happened if ECW had survived the Monday Night Wars to battle WWF.
11/16/14: My 118th, (really 128th) and overall 133rd story Righteous Fury is up!
11/30/14: My 119th, (really 129th) and overall 134th story A Dashing Birthday is up!
12/9/14: My 120th, (really 130th) and overall 135th story AJ Lee, World Heavyweight Champion is up!
12/9/14: My 121st, (really 131st) and overall 136th story Return Of A Punk is up!
1/11/15: My 122nd, (really 132nd) and overall 137th story Reflection is up!
1/11/15: My 123rd, (really 133rd) and overall 138th story Dark Days Turn Sunny is up!
1/18/15: Due to lack of material, White Kingdom is indefinitely delayed.
1/24/15: My 124th, (really 134th) and overall 139th story Invasions, Reunions And Love is up! It's my first shot at Jimmy Neutron.
1/25/15: My 125th, (really 135th) and overall 140th story Pure Girl Power is up! It's my first crossover, and this one is special as it crosses over with each of the first 3 Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
2/1/15: My 126th, (really 136th) and overall 141st story A Frozen White Destiny is up! It's my first attempt at using the Tag Force series in fics.
2/1/15: Seahawks blow the Super Bowl on the stupidest move possible, but fear not guys! I'll have a fic up soon showcasing what was meant to happen!
2/1/15: My 127th, (really 137th) and overall 142nd story Leap Of Faith is up! It's the promised rewrite to Super Bowl 49!
3/5/15: My 128th, (really 138th) and overall 143rd story Snow Days And Slumber Parties is up!
3/6/15: My 129th, (really 139th) and overall 144th story Rectifying A Beautiful Injustice is up!
3/8/15: My 130th, (really 140th) and overall 145th story Musings Of The Adorably Evil is up!
3/19/15: In honor of AJ's 28th birthday, my 131st, (really 141st) and overall 146th story Paige Of Love is up!
4/15/15: My 132nd, (really 142nd) and overall 147th story Poisoning The Innocent is up! It's my first Harry Potter fic!
5/25/15: My 133rd, (really 143rd) and overall 148th story Bella-Style Healing is up!
6/2/15: My 134th, (really 144th) and overall 149th story Anniversary Of Hell is up! It commemorates the one-year anniversary of The Shields split.
8/13/15: My 135th, (really 145th) and overall 150th story Yu-Gi-Oh! Victorious Style is up! It's my first try with Victorious and my first time having Yu-Gi-Oh and Victorious cross over.
9/6/15: My 136th, (really 146th) and overall 151st story It's Playtime is up! It's my first shot at using The Dollhouse!
9/16/15: My 137th, (really 147th) and overall 152nd story Do It With Flair is up! It's my first pure multichaptered solo effort in about 6 years!
6/2/16: My 138th, (really 148th) and overall 153rd story Atonement is up! It commemorates the 2-year anniversary of The Shields split and is my first fic work in nearly a year!
White And Wicked Original Version
This is a parody of White & Nerdy focusing on the Hikari No Kessha. Peach Wookiee and I did the first 8 lines together. The rest was created solely by me.
“They see us loungin’ in the big dorm…”
“They think we’re all so cold…”
“They want to be in our cold club…”
“But only those with truly white hearts…are cold enough…”
“They all think we’re just so white and wicked…”
“They just think we’re white and wicked by our looks without really stoppin’ to think.”
“And then they’ll find when they start to sink.”
“They can’t stop us cuz their not white and wicked.”
“And they’re so weak we’ll stamp and kick it…”
“But that’s because their covered by a veil of black while we’re protected cuz we’re so white and wicked.”
“While they’re covered in all that black, they don’t know that they don’t know jack!”
“We love to mock and sneer at them just cuz we’re white and wicked.”
“When they hear us tauntin’ them, all they do is whine about us not being our true selves.”
“But their just too idiotic to understand that them not knowing the truth just makes us sick enough to puke.”
“They see us laughin’ but all they can do is start cryin’.”
“Cuz we’re just so white and wicked.”
“We’re so sadistic so when you see us your guaranteed to go off runnin’.”
“We can play any card with ‘White’ in it’s name without feelin’ any shame or pain.”
“Seeing them just cower in fear makes us just want to jeer, cuz we’re so superior.”
“I used to think of them all as friends, but now I see the truth that their just naïve doofs.”
“You may think we’re mean but we’re not that bad if you wise up and join our cold club.”
“Know why? Cuz we’re so white and wicked, we know just how to pick it.”
“We know whose serious and whose simply delirious.”
“But it doesn’t matter cuz soon our group will be even badder.”
“But they all think we’re even madder, still lookin’ for more power.”
“But that’s just fine.”
“Cuz we’re really quite divine.”
“All they gotta do to seal their fate…”
“Is pick a bad date to duel…”
“Cuz we know we’re all so cool and their just fools.”
“The simple truth is…”
“We’re white and wicked…”
“And nothing’s ever gonna change it…”
“We’re white and wicked!”
White And Wicked Complete and Edited Version
This is the complete, edited version of White And Wicked Peach Wookie and I did together. Enjoy!
“They see us loungin’ in the big dorm…”
“They think we’re all so cold…”
“They want to be in our cold club…”
“But only those with truly white hearts…are cold enough…”
“They all think we’re just so white and wicked…”
“They just think we’re white and wicked by our looks without really stoppin’ to think.”
“And then they’ll find when they start to sink.”
“They can’t stop us cuz their not white and wicked.”
“And they’re so weak we’ll stamp and kick it…”
“But that’s because their covered by a veil of black while we’re protected cuz we’re so white and wicked.”
“While they’re covered in all that black, they don’t know that they don’t know jack!”
“We love to mock and sneer at them just cuz we’re white and wicked.”
“We are so white and wicked. We do things white and wicked, just because we’re white and wicked.”
“We are so white and wicked. They all know we’re white and wicked. We all stand so white and wicked. Lemme say we’re white and wicked.”
“We are so white and wicked. They all know we’re white and wicked. We all stand so white and wicked. Lemme say we’re white and wicked.”
“First in our class at the Academy…”
“We got skills, we’re champs of dueling 103.”
“White Night Queen is the best for me…”
“Keep your Elemental Heroes I’ll just have my White Knights.”
“Our Duel Disks always get scary…”
“You’ll find that they’re tough to carry…”
“I hate to say it but Red-Eyes Black Dragon is too dark for our card library.”
“But our monster models are all just cherry.”
“Any of them can easily cripple you.”
“We’ve got people beggin’ to join our spaces…”
“And in the dorms, we have limited places.”
“To stay true to our image we indulge on white-based food binges.”
“We rock at Duel Monsters we can play for days.”
“Our assaults can set the arenas ablaze…”
“There’s no fly game plan we haven’t run…”
“At every duel we play we’re number 1.”
“Tease Osiris Reds to have some fun…”
“I gotta gal, but I have no gun.”
“White Snake tunes are my favorite new songs…”
“I can sure kick your butt in a duel…”
“We can make you cry in school!”
“And then we’ll make you look like such fools!”
“And make us look even more cool.”
“And then we’ll so totally rule!”
“And we will be crowned as the king and queen!”
“They know the Kessha’s white and wicked.”
“We’re just so white and wicked.”
“We are so white and wicked. They all know we’re white and wicked. We all stand so white and wicked. Lemme say we’re white and wicked.”
“They want to be us, White gangstas, but they can’t be, we’re white and wicked…”
“We’re the strongest while their the weakest…”
“We can easily deplete you while we’re always complete.”
“And you know we can beat you!”
“After which we’ll take the opportunity to jeer at you for you’re always losers!”
“We are smart and we sit upright and you know that we’re also uptight. We laugh and we wear white! Even when we’re wrong, we’re always right!”
“Even at night we’re still a major threat that could get you wet.”
“We know you want what we can get…”
“We’re wicked in the most extreme…”
“And we’re dressed in cloth like cream.”
“We’re in the trap preservers club.”
“And the capsule monsters team!”
“Only question I ever thought was hard was to keep Armed Dragon or to play White Knight Guard.”
“I spend every weekend humiliating Osiris Reds…”
“And then we play the bongo drums on their heads.”
“They see us strollin’, they whimperin’…”
“And hatin’ us cause we’re white and wicked…”
“They want to stroll with White gangstas, but can’t because we’re white and wicked.”
“We are so white and wicked. They all know we’re white and wicked. We all stand so white and wicked. Lemme say we’re white and wicked. We’re the Hikari No Kessha!”
Attention Phillies fans!
The Philadelphia Phillies are World Champions for 2008! As promised, my play-by-play tribute of Game 5.
Top of 1st
1. Akinori Iwamura flies out to left fielder Pat Burrell.
2. Carl Crawford grounds out, shortstop Jimmy Rollins to first baseman Ryan Howard.
3. B.J. Upton grounds out, shortstop Jimmy Rollins to first baseman Ryan Howard.
Bottom of 1st
1. Jimmy Rollins flies out to left fielder Carl Crawford.
2. Jayson Werth walks.
3. Chase Utley hit by pitch, Werth to 2nd.
4. Ryan Howard strikes out swinging.
5. Pat Burrell walks, Werth to 3rd, Utley to 2nd.
6. Shane Victorino singles to left fielder Carl Crawford, Werth and Utley score, Burrell to 2nd.
7. Pedro Feliz singles to left fielder Carl Crawford, Burrell to 3rd, Victorino to 2nd.
8. Carlos Ruiz flies out to left fielder Carl Crawford.
End of 1st
Top of 2nd
1. Carlos Pena grounds out attempting a bunt base hit to first baseman Ryan Howard.
2. Evan Longoria flies out to center fielder Shane Victorino.
3. Dioner Navarro walks.
4. Rocco Baldelli pops out to second baseman Chase Utley.
Bottom of 2nd
1. Cole Hamels strikes out on a foul tip held by Dioner Navarro.
2. Jimmy Rollins flies out to right fielder Rocco Baldelli.
3. Jayson Werth singles to left fielder Carl Crawford.
4. Chase Utley pops out to third baseman Evan Longoria.
End of 2nd
Top of 3rd
1. Jason Bartlett grounds out to shortstop, Jimmy Rollins to Ryan Howard.
2. Scott Kazmir strikes out swinging.
3. Akinori Iwamura singles to center fielder Shane Victorino.
4. Carl Crawford grounds out to second baseman Chase Utley.
Bottom of 3rd
1. Ryan Howard strikes out swinging.
2. Pat Burrell flies out to right fielder Rocco Baldelli.
3. Shane Victorino strikes out swinging.
End of 3rd
Top of 4th
1. B.J. Upton grounds out to shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
2. Carlos Pena doubles to right fielder Jayson Werth.
3. Evan Longoria singles to center fielder Shane Victorino, Pena scores.
4. Dioner Navarro grounds into a double play to shortstop. Rollins to Utley to Howard, Longoria forced out at 2nd.
Bottom of 4th
1. Pedro Feliz strikes out swinging.
2. Carlos Ruiz singles to left fielder Carl Crawford.
3. Cole Hamels bunts into fielder's choice to Scott Kazmir who throws to Jason Bartlett. Ruiz forced at 2nd, Hamels to 1st.
4. Jimmy Rollins walks, Hamels to 2nd.
5. Jayson Werth walks, Hamels to 3rd, Rollins to 2nd.
6. Chase Utley grounds out to second baseman Akinori Iwamura.
End of 4th
Top of 5th
1. Rocco Baldelli reaches on a dropped pop-up error by Jimmy Rollins.
2. Jason Bartlett grounds into a double play to second baseman Chase Utley. Utley to Howard, Baldelli forced at 2nd.
3. Scott Kazmir strikes out swinging.
Bottom of 5th
1. Ryan Howard walks.
2. Pat Burrell walks, Howard to 2nd.
(In between at-bats Grant Balfour replaces Scott Kazmir on the mound.)
3. Shane Victorino flies out to left fielder Carl Crawford.
4. Pedro Feliz pops out to first baseman Carlos Pena.
5. Carlos Ruiz pops out to first baseman Carlos Pena.
End of 5th
Top of 6th
1. Akinori Iwamura strikes out looking.
2. Carl Crawford grounds out to first baseman Ryan Howard.
3. B.J. Upton hits an infield single to Jimmy Rollins.
4(1). B.J. Upton steals second base with Carlos Pena batting.
4(2). Carlos Pena singles to left fielder Pat Burrell. Upton scores.
5(1). Carlos Ruiz commits a passed ball with Evan Longoria hitting, Pena to 2nd.
5(2). Evan Longoria lines out to center fielder Shane Victorino.
Bottom of 6th
(Due to weather conditions, the 6th through the 9th innings was completed on 10/29/08.)
(Once play resumed, Geoff Jenkins pinch-hits for Cole Hamels.)
1. Geoff Jenkins doubles to center fielder B.J. Upton.
2. Jimmy Rollins out on sacrifice bunt to third baseman Evan Longoria, Jenkins to 3rd.
3. Jayson Werth singles to 2nd baseman Akinori Iwamura in shallow center field, Jenkins scores.
(In between at-bats, J.P. Howell replaces Balfour on mound.)
4. Chase Utley strikes out swinging.
5. Ryan Howard pops out to third baseman Evan Longoria after Jayson Werth stole 2nd base
End of 6th
Top of 7th
(Ryan Madson takes over for Cole Hamels on mound.)
1. Dioner Navarro strikes out looking.
2. Rocco Baldelli hits a solo homer to left.
3. Jason Bartlett singles to left field Pat Burrell.
4. J.P. Howell out on sacrifice bunt to pitcher Ryan Madson, Bartlett to second.
(J.C. Romero replaces Ryan Madson on mound.)
5. Akinori Iwamura hits an infield single to Chase Utley. Bartlett thrown out at the plate, Utley to Ruiz.
Bottom of 7th
1. Pat Burrell doubles to right fielder Rocco Baldelli.
(Eric Bruntlett enters as a pinch runner, taking Burrell's place.)
(Chad Bradford replaces J.P. Howell on mound.)
2. Shane Victorino grounds out to second baseman Akinori Iwamura, Bruntlett to 3rd.
3. Pedro Feliz singles to center fielder B.J. Upton, Bruntlett scores.
4. Carlos Ruiz grounds into a fielder's choice to second baseman Akinori Iwamura, Feliz forced out at 2nd by shortstop Jason Bartlett.
5. J.C. Romero grounds into a fielder's choice to second baseman Akinori Iwamura, Ruiz forced out at 2nd by shortstop Jason Bartlett.
End of 7th
Top of 8th
(Bruntlett stays in as left fielder.)
1. Carl Crawford singles to center fielder Shane Victorino.
2. B.J. Upton grounds into a double play to shortstop. Rollins to Utley to Howard, Crawford forced out at 2nd.
3. Carlos Pena flies out to left fielder Eric Bruntlett.
Bottom of 8th
(Double switch: David Price replaces Chad Bradford on mound batting in Carlos Pena's spot, while Willy Aybar replaces Bradford, batting in Bradford's spot playing 1st base.)
1. Jimmy Rollins flies out to left fielder Carl Crawford.
2. Jayson Werth strikes out looking.
3. Chase Utley walks.
4. Ryan Howard strikes out swinging after Chase Utley steals 2nd base.
End of 8th
Top of 9th
(Brad Lidge replaces J.C. Romero on mound.)
1. Evan Longoria pops out to second baseman Chase Utley.
2. Dioner Navarro hits a bloop single to right fielder Jayson Werth.
(Fernando Perez pinch runs for Navarro while Ben Zobrist pinch hits for Rocco Baldelli.)
3. Ben Zobrist lines out to right fielder Jayson Werth after Perez stole 2nd.
(Eric Hinske pinch hits for Jason Bartlett)
4. Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Winning Pitcher: J.C. Romero (2-0)
Losing Pitcher: J.P. Howell (0-2)
Save: Brad Lidge (2)
Series MVP: Cole Hamels
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, 2008 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!
2008: The end of a great era - Mike Mussina calls it quits.
To all the O's fans out there, today is a bittersweet day as homegrown talent Mike Mussina has retired from baseball. Known affectionately to Oriole fans as Moose, he will be missed around baseball and the Orioles organization.
Taken from the Orioles website is information confirming Mike's bittersweet exit from the game.
NEW YORK -- Having attempted to keep a secret close to the vest for an entire year, Mike Mussina opened the first afternoon of his post-baseball life by unburdening himself of a confession.
The Yankees right-hander said that he knew all along that 2008 would be his final Major League season, having reached the decision to walk away from the game in January, looking to complete what would be his 18th and final tour around the American League.
The fact that he was able to walk away on top, less than two months after completing the first 20-win season of his career, just made his fond farewell all the more sweeter.
"I don't think there was ever a point where I looked around and said, 'You know what? I'm going to change my mind,'" Mussina said Thursday in a conference call to discuss his retirement.
"I just felt so good about the season, the way it was going, and enjoying it and not getting caught up in the bad times. It was like the last year of high school. You know it's going to end, and you just enjoy the ride."
Mussina said he kept the secret from reporters, teammates and even front-office executives because he did not want to become a focal point of the season. But by the time the year was over, he had emerged as the Yankees' most prominent pitcher, making Mussina's situation difficult to ignore.
"People who talk to you about it say, 'Make sure you're doing it for yourself,'" Mussina said. "Every decision you make, there's other factors involved. I have young children and they're getting involved with things. I've been away a long time and I want to be involved more. I'm certainly not getting younger, they're not getting younger and you can't get that time back. It's just the right time for me."
Completing his career with two clubs, the Yankees and Orioles, Mussina notched 270 victories, putting him within striking distance of the conversation for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Having already seamlessly transitioned into a lifestyle of cleaning closets and shoveling snow -- his activities on his first day as a non-active player -- the decision is not Mussina's to make. His supporters will point to a high-octane offensive era and his standing with two AL East clubs among his many credentials.
Mike Mussina finished his 18-year career tied for 33rd place in wins
1. Cy Young (H) 511
2.Walter Johnson (H) 417
3.Pete Alexander (H) 373
Christy Mathewson (H) 373
5.Pud Galvin (H) 364
6.Warren Spahn (H) 363
7.Kid Nichols (H) 361
8.Greg Maddux 355
9.Roger Clemens 354
10.Tim Keefe (H) 342
11.Steve Carlton (H) 329
12.John Clarkson (H) 328
13.Eddie Plank (H) 326
14.Nolan Ryan (H) 324
Don Sutton (H) 324
16.Phil Niekro (H) 318
17.Gaylord Perry (H) 314
18.Tom Seaver (H) 311
19.Charley Radbourn (H) 309
20.Mickey Welch (H) 307
21.Tom Glavine 305
22.Lefty Grove (H) 300
Early Wynn (H) 300
24.Bobby Mathews 297
25.Randy Johnson 295
26.Tommy John 288
27.Bert Blyleven 287
28.Robin Roberts (H) 286
29.Fergie Jenkins (H) 284
Tony Mullane 284
31.Jim Kaat 283
32.Red Ruffing (H) 273
33.Mike Mussina 270
Burleigh Grimes (H) 270
35.Jim Palmer (H) 268
36.Bob Feller (H) 266
Eppa Rixey (H) 266
38.Jim McCormick 265
39.Gus Weyhing 264
40.Ted Lyons (H) 260
H -- Hall of Famer
"It was a great pleasure playing against -- and even more so -- with Mike Mussina since I entered the league in 1995," Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said. "He was a true professional both on and off the field. Moose's accomplishments in the game over the last 18 years represent a Hall of Fame player."
Enjoying a resurgent season that saw him bounce back from injuries and inconsistency that marred his 2007 campaign, Mussina made adjustments to his style on the mound and remained healthy off of it.
Finishing the year 20-9 with a 3.37 ERA, Mussina becomes the first pitcher to retire immediately following a 20-win season since Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax hung up his spikes after winning 27 games for the Dodgers in 1966, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
As Mussina approached that 20th victory on Sept. 28 at Boston's Fenway Park, he addressed his proximity to the game's vaunted 300-win plateau, analyzing his situation in a typically cerebral style.
Mussina said that he could not count on having another 20-win season if he were to return, and if the more realistic goal was to win approximately 10 games a year, he'd be pitching to the age of 42 just to attain a milestone mark -- hanging on, even though his best work had already been completed.
"I didn't want to be one of those guys that bounces all over the place," Mussina said. "That's not how I feel about the game. If I can't contribute at the level I want to contribute at, then someone else should be doing it."
The Yankees had not been operating as though they were expecting Mussina to return, as both manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman expressed doubts. Girardi said Wednesday that he was not surprised by reports of Mussina's retirement.
"He had led me to believe that that's what was going to happen at the end of the year," Girardi said. "I wasn't quite sure, in a sense, that I believed him. Sometimes when you get away from it, you really miss it and your family might encourage you to go. But I know he talked about wanting to be home more, and if he does, I won't be surprised."
Mussina has spoken often about how much he enjoys his hometown of Montoursville, Pa. -- certainly, his free-agent signing was one in which New York City was not to be a major selling point. His home features a collection of vintage automobiles and John Deere tractors that demand attention.
Now that he is unburdened of the ticking clock toward pitchers and catchers reporting, Mussina said he is unsure if he will remain in baseball in some capacity. He plans to spend much of his time this April at his son's baseball games, cheering him on alongside the other parents and playing Dad.
"I don't have any real plans -- I'm just enjoying the free time," Mussina said. "Guys who have retired before, I've asked them what they do with themselves, and they say they're busier now than when they were active players. I've been home for 8 1/2 weeks and I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving already. The time is flying and the days are busy."
A seven-time AL Gold Glove Award winner, Mussina spent the last eight years of his career with the Yankees, signing as a free agent before the 2001 season after pitching his first 10 years in the Majors with the Orioles.
He compiled a record of 123-72 with a 3.88 ERA in pinstripes, and since signing with the Yankees, no other AL pitcher recorded more wins than Mussina.
"I think I made a name for myself in Baltimore, but I had a lot more exposure and opportunities in New York," Mussina said. "We had seven trips to the postseason, a couple of trips to World Series.
"You're on a bigger stage pitching for the Yankees. I played my last game as a Yankee, and I think if I would have chosen to return, they would have asked me. I loved playing in both places, but when retirement came around, I was still a Yankee."
Moose among Kings of K's
Mike Mussina finished his career in 19th place with 2,813 strikeouts
1.Nolan Ryan (H) 5,714
2.Randy Johnson 4,789
3.Roger Clemens 4,672
4.Steve Carlton (H) 4,136
5.Bert Blyleven 3,701
6.Tom Seaver (H) 3,640
7.Don Sutton (H) 3,574
8.Gaylord Perry (H) 3,534
9.Walter Johnson (H) 3,509
10.Greg Maddux 3,371
11.Phil Niekro (H) 3,342
12.Fergie Jenkins (H) 3,192
13.Bob Gibson (H) 3,117
Pedro Martinez 3,117
15.Curt Schilling 3,116
16.John Smoltz 3,011
17.Jim Bunning (H) 2,855
18.Mickey Lolich 2,832
19.Mike Mussina 2,813
20. Cy Young (H) 2,803
H -- Hall of Famer
A five-time All-Star who pitched his entire career in the AL East during an era of offensive power, Mussina pitched in 23 playoff games (21 starts), going 7-8 with a 3.42 ERA. He had six top five finishes in voting for the AL Cy Young Award, finishing second to Pedro Martinez in 1999. Mussina was sixth in voting this year.
His 270 wins tie Mussina with Burleigh Grimes for 33rd on baseball's all-time list, having most recently surpassed Jim Palmer (268), Bob Feller (266), Eppa Rixey (266) and Jim McCormick (265).
With a 123-72 record, Mussina finished 51 games over .500 with the Yankees while going 66 games over .500 with Baltimore (147-81). According to Elias, he joined Randy Johnson as the only pitchers since 1900 to own a career record of at least 50 games over .500 with two different teams.
"I can't complain at all about my experience in New York -- it was the best," Mussina said. "That's what I'm going to take from what I've been able to do."
Mussina left Baltimore to sign with a Yankees team that had just won four World Series titles in five years, coming off their Subway Series victory over the Mets.
And though Mussina was never able to win the ring that was once thought to be a virtual certainty, he helped the Yankees reach the 2001 and '03 Fall Classics, saying that he leaves with no regrets.
"I'm just proud that the Yankees asked me to come in and do a job for them, and I was able to do it," Mussina said. "It's not easy to go out there 30 times a year and be successful and stay healthy and do what everybody is expecting you to do every time.
"Yeah, I lost, and I didn't pitch great every time. But for the most part over the long haul, I did what I was supposed to do. When you're asked to do a job, you expect yourself to go out there and do it. I'm proud of myself that I went out there and did it as well as I did."
2009: Rebirth Of An Era - Ken Griffey Jr. returns to Seattle
I myself am not a Mariners fan, but I have a very dear friend whose a very dedicated Mariners fan, so for her rejoice! Jr. Griffey is returning home!
Here's info taken from MLB's official site confirming Griffey's long-awaited return to Seattle!
Griffey headed back to Mariners
Future Hall of Famer returning to where storied career began
By Jim Street / MLB.com
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ken Griffey Jr. is coming home.
The future Hall of Fame outfielder, who began his Major League career with the Mariners 20 years ago this year, has decided to return to Seattle.
"I can't begin to tell you how ecstatic all of us are," said general manager Jack Zduriencik after announcing the deal in the press room at the Peoria Sports Complex at about 6:30 p.m. MT. "He is as well. I spoke to Brian Griffey's agent, Brian Goldberg a few minutes ago, and he said that Ken is relieved and he is excited about coming back to Seattle."
Griffey accepted the Mariners' one-year contract offer, which includes a 2 million base salary and up to 2.5 million in incentives -- based on at-bats and attendance. His return to Safeco Field is expected to lure at least 200,000 additional fans this season.
Exactly when Griffey will report to Spring Training was not immediately determined.
But the mere fact Griffey decided to return to his MLB roots has the organization on cloud nine.
"I can get rather emotional about things, and I definitely got emotional this morning when I got off the plane in Seattle and got a phone call from Brian," Mariners president Chuck Armstrong said. "He asked if I was on the ground and outside the plane. I told him I was, and he said, 'Ken wants to talk to you.'
"Ken got on the phone and kind of played with me a little bit before telling me he was coming back. I am not ashamed to tell you I teared up."
The 39-year-old Griffey is expected to bring No. 24 out of storage when he arrives and goes to work providing run production and leadership in the clubhouse.
"With his experience, he's been there, done that," Zduriencik said. "There's not going to be anything he's going to see that he hasn't been through before. He's going to relate to some of the young players on this ballclub. He's going to relate to some of the veteran players and those who are in between, those players who are just about to take off.
"If I'm a young player on this ballclub, I've got to be pretty excited. I'm going to have my ears open, I'm going to listen to what he says and I'm going to watch him. He's going to bring a lot to the table that you're not going to be able to measure in the box score."
Zduriencik said the Mariners decided several weeks ago to pursue MLB's active home run leader.
"It was a baseball decision," Zduriencik said. "His health was probably the most important thing because at the end of last year he had the physical issues, and not a lot of us knew that. We had conversations with Brian, and it became clear that he Griffey was not 100 percent healthy during most of the 2008 season.
"More than anything else, a few weeks ago we made this decision that this was the guy, and we were getting excited about the medicals we were getting. When we sat and talked, it kept becoming clear that it would be a good fit for us."
Armstrong traveled to Monterey, Calif., last week to meet Griffey face-to-face and gauge his desire to return to Seattle. Junior, playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, told Armstrong that he wanted to come back and why.
Griffey met with Zduriencik and manager Don Wakamatsu for about two hours on Sunday during a stopover on his return flight to Orlando, Fla., and he underwent a complete physical at the Peoria Sports Complex. Griffey passed.
Meanwhile, across the country, the Braves also decided Griffey would be a good fit in their lineup and used Chipper Jones as the primary lure.
In fact, for the past several days, it appeared that Griffey would sign with the Braves. Negotiations were moving at a steady pace until Tuesday afternoon, when the veteran outfielder learned of a report in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that indicated he'd already decided to play in Atlanta.
But Griffey told MLB.com in a telephone interview later that morning that he had not made his decision and was "still kicking things around with my family."
Between the newspaper story and a phone call Wednesday morning from Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, Griffey decided mid-afternoon on Wednesday that his career was making an about-face, going back to where it began.
"We've talked all along about coming up with a left-handed hitter, and we have an opportunity to do that in bringing back Ken Griffey Jr.," Zduriencik said. "His leadership, his experience and him coming back is a tremendous, tremendous thing for this organization. From top to bottom, we're very excited about him coming here."
Griffey began his storied career in Seattle 20 years ago as a 19-year-old kid with a fabulous personality and smile to match.
He hit home runs -- 398 of them -- and made spectacular catches. He was selected to 10 consecutive All-Star teams, won 10 Gold Gloves and one Most Valuable Player Award (1997).
He no longer is that player, but the surgery he had on his left knee last October to repair a partially torn meniscus -- apparently injured when he hit his knee against a truck inside the Reds clubhouse -- has completely healed, and he's ready to go.
The methodical Mariners were the last organization interested in signing Griffey to request a medical report on the operation. Junior received a clean bill of health and lost about 15 pounds.
"This is the one player, at the end of the day, that we thought we needed to bring home," Zduriencik said. "Chuck's relationship with Ken was fantastic, but at no time were we pressured by either Chuck or Howard CEO Howard Lincoln to do this."
4/13/09: Somber Day in MLB as 2 beloved icons of the game pass away
They say '13' is unlucky? Well April 13, 2009 proved it as the baseball world suffered 2 great losses - first Phillies broadcasting legend Harry Kalas and later in the day Tiger pitching legend Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych.
Kalas unexpectedly passed away as I was returning home from visiting with family in New York at 1:20 PM eastern time.
Fidrych would follow an hour and 10 minutes after Kalas, 2:30 PM eastern time, a half-hour before the Phillies-Nationals game Kalas collapsed before his own untimely death.
From MLB.com is the sad news confirming the 2 legends' passing in their own separate stories.
Phils broadcaster Kalas passes away
Hall of Fame announcer collapses before Monday's game
PHILADELPHIA -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas, the treasured voice of Philadelphia summers and unforgettable falls, died Monday in Washington.
"We lost our voice," Phillies president David Montgomery said.
Kalas, 73, had been looking at the Phillies' lineup and talking to players inside the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park just minutes before he took the elevator to the Phillies' broadcast booth, where he was found unconscious at about 12:20 p.m. Phillies broadcasting manager Rob Brooks performed CPR on Kalas before medical personnel rushed him to George Washington University Medical Center, where he died at 1:20 p.m.
The cause of death was unknown. Funeral arrangements are pending. (Though it's now known Harry died of a heart attack.)
The Phillies played their game against the Nationals and won, 9-8, but that hardly mattered. Kalas, a Philadelphia icon, had passed.
"I heard Harry's voice probably for the first time as a 9-year old kid and grew up listening to Harry and Richie Ashburn," said Phillies left-hander Jamie Moyer, who grew up a Phils fan in Souderton, Pa. "That's what I knew as a kid. I came over here in 2006 and it was the same voice. Just a super person to be around."
"What a sweetheart," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who was the Phillies' manager from 1997-2000. "A voice that is unmatched. I used to tease him all the time. I'd say, 'Harry, I feel like I hear you more in the winter than I do in the summer,' because he'd be on a commercial or a football game or radio. Everybody wanted him."
Kalas was a Hall of Fame talent with an infamous voice and delivery. He was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2002, having won the Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented to broadcasters who made major contributions to baseball.
Kalas, who is survived by his wife Eileen and sons Todd, Brad and Kane, had been a Major League Baseball broadcaster for 44 years, spending the past 39 years with the Phillies.
While Philadelphians knew him as the narrator of their summers, fans across the country might have known him better as the voice for NFL Films or his voice-over work in commercials. But baseball is what Kalas loved the most, and the baseball community expressed their condolences en force Monday.
"Major League Baseball has lost one of the great voices of our generation," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "Harry Kalas was an outstanding ambassador for the game ... Baseball announcers have a special bond with their audience, and Harry represented the best of baseball not only to the fans of the Phillies, but to fans everywhere."
Everybody liked Kalas, and he seemed to like everybody.
Kalas had such status with the Phillies that he sat in the back of the team's charter flights, which typically is reserved for players.
"He came up to me today, I think right before he was about to head up to the booth and asked me if I would have his step-daughter be my guest to go to the White House," Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said. "I told him, 'Yeah, that's no problem. Absolutely no problem.' He was happy about it."
The Phillies had been scheduled to visit President Barack Obama on Tuesday at the White House, their last celebration for winning the 2008 World Series championship. That visit has been postponed.
"He damn sure will be missed," said Dallas Green, who managed the 1980 World Series champion Phillies.
Kalas had missed the beginning of Spring Training after recovering from an undisclosed medical procedure. He arrived in Clearwater, Fla., in March, entering the final year of a three-year contract. He turned 73 on March 26. Kalas was not scheduled to broadcast on his birthday, so asked why he was at Bright House Field that afternoon he smiled and said, "For the love of the game."
He chuckled and kept walking.
But some worried about Kalas' health. He was noticeably thinner and seemed to have less energy than in the past.
"I was worried ... about him," Green said.
But every time fellow broadcaster Tom McCarthy asked how he was feeling, Kalas always responded, "I'm feeling better every day."
"You never think it's going to happen anyway, but I thought he was getting stronger with each passing day," McCarthy said.
McCarthy and the rest of the broadcasters went on without him Monday, and the players played knowing they would never hear one of Kalas' infamous "Outta here!" calls for one of their home runs again.
"I know I can speak for the Phillies when I say Harry Kalas is loved by everyone," Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt said. "All of us could relate to our daily confrontations with his smile, his charm, and his warmth. He spread his passion for people, and baseball, all over the country for almost 50 years. His voice will resonate in my mind the rest of my life. I will never be called 'Michael Jack' again without seeing his smile."
Kalas was born March 26, 1936, in Chicago. He grew up in Naperville, Ill., and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1959. He spent two years in the Army stationed in Hawaii. A member of the original Astros broadcast team in 1965, Kalas joined the Phillies six years later.
"Harry was a special friend of mine and my family for 44 years," said Phillies chairman Bill Giles, who hired Kalas. "Baseball broadcasters become an integral part of baseball fans' families. They are in the homes of fans every day for the entire season. No one will ever be able to match the joy Harry and Richie Ashburn brought to our fans for all those years. He had a great voice, understood and loved the game, and loved people."
"It's a very sad thing to have happen," said Astros general manager Ed Wade, who started his baseball career as a public relations intern for the Phillies in 1977. "You have our four decades of a guy being the voice of the Phillies. He wasn't on the national stage, but everyone knew that Harry Kalas and Phillies baseball were intertwined."
And because they were so intertwined, Phillies baseball will never sound the same again.
Kalas' family released a statement Monday: "The Kalas family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection from all of Harry's fans and friends cross America. Especially the Phillies fans whom he loved as much as the game of baseball itself."
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be sent in Kalas' memory to Phillies Charities, Inc., Phillies, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148.
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Tigers legend Fidrych passes away
'The Bird' was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1976
DETROIT -- Former All-Star pitcher Mark Fidrych, whose incredible rookie season with the 1976 Tigers made him a national sensation, passed away Monday in an apparent accident on his Massachusetts farm at age 54.
Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. told The Associated Press that a family friend found Fidrych at about 2:30 p.m. ET under a dump truck that he appeared to have been working on. He was on the same farm he bought more than 30 years ago in his hometown of Northborough, Mass.
It was an abrupt and tragic end for someone who had suddenly endeared himself to Detroit and the rest of the baseball world seemingly out of nowhere, and remained memorable even after his greatness proved fleeting.
"The entire Detroit Tigers organization was saddened to learn of the passing of former player Mark Fidrych today," the team said in a statement Monday evening. "Mark was beloved by Tigers fans, and he was a special person with a unique personality. The Tigers send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."
Fidrych was the last player to make the Tigers' roster out of Spring Training in 1976, a wiry 21-year-old right-hander who was initially tucked away on the back of the roster. He made two brief relief appearances in Detroit's first 23 games that season before a rotation scratch prompted the Tigers to give him a spot start. He pitched a two-hitter against the Indians, and the rest was history.
Fidrych won seven straight games during a 9-1 start that landed him on the American League All-Star team. Among his feats were back-to-back 11-inning complete games in his third and fourth Major League starts, an 11-inning shutout of the Oakland A's coming out of the All-Star break in July, and six consecutive complete games in August of that year.
Not only did Fidrych win 19 games that season, his 2.34 ERA led the Majors, and his 24 complete games led the American League. Just as incredible as his performance, however, was his persona. A 6-foot-3 New England farm kid with bushy blond hair seemingly trying to escape from under his cap, his genuine personality and unforgettable mound demeanor -- including talking to himself as well as the baseball on occasion, while also pacing around the mound with each out -- quickly landed him on sports pages and nationally televised games.
Alan Trammell was a Tigers Draft pick in the summer of '76, and a Tigers shortstop by the end of the next season. His memory of his first Opening Day in the big leagues in 1978 includes an unforgettable image of Fidrych.
"I can visualize this right now: It was the ninth inning, it was windy, and there was a wrapper in front of the mound," Trammell said, "and 'The Bird' bent over as he did in his windup. This wrapper blew away, and he went to get it, and the crowd went crazy. I was at shortstop that day. It was something I'll never forget. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us.
"I know he enjoyed himself and lived life the way he wanted to. For myself, as far as being selfish as a ballplayer, I wish I could've played with him longer. He was special when he was doing his thing."
Just as sudden as his rise to fame was his struggle to repeat it. He suffered torn knee cartilage during Spring Training in 1977, costing him more than a month. He returned seemingly the same pitcher, racking up six straight complete-game victories in June, before his arm essentially gave out in a July game.
Fidrych started just 16 more games for the Tigers from 1978-80, including his final big league appearance at age 25, then a season at Triple-A Evansville under then-manager Jim Leyland. Detroit released him in 1981. He then pitched in the Minors for the Red Sox until 1983. He officially retired before the age of 30 and went back to his farm.
"Very charismatic guy," former teammate Kirk Gibson said. "A great teammate. Very energetic every day. He played baseball with great passion and he lived his life that way."
Fidrych remained a beloved figure in Detroit, and became a more visible presence in recent years. He usually visited the Tigers when the schedule brought them to Boston, and he took part in several Tigers fantasy camps. Instead of lamenting his sudden fall, he remained an upbeat, positive person, true to the traits that made him so popular during his incredible season.
For all the ups and downs in his career, friends and colleagues all agreed, his personality remained constant.
"He reminds me of that line of poet Rudyard Kipling: 'He could meet triumph and disaster and treat them the same way,'" Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell said.
Fidrych married his wife, Ann, in 1986, and had a daughter, Jessica.
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Lima Time No More
MLB lost one of its most enthusiastic guys to ever play the game in Jose Lima. Below is the tragic story.
Former Major League pitcher Jose Lima died of a massive heart attack at his California home early Sunday morning. He was 37.
Lima's wife, Dorca Astacio, told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas that she thought Lima was having nightmares, so she called the paramedics, but their efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
According to Astacio, Lima was not experiencing any health problems prior to the heart attack.
Lima, a native of the Dominican Republic, pitched in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons, from 1994-2006. After breaking into the big leagues with the Tigers in 1994, Lima went on to compile an 89-102 career record to go with a 5.26 ERA. His best season came in 1999 as a member of the potent Houston Astros rotation. Lima posted a 21-10 record that season, along with a 3.58 ERA. In addition to the Astros and Tigers, the fiery right-hander also spent time with the Royals, Dodgers and Mets. In his final year in the big leagues, 2006, Lima went 0-4 for the Mets.
Before Sunday's games, Lima's untimely passing was recognized with a moment of silence in Houston, Kansas City and Los Angeles, cities in which the late pitcher was widely celebrated.
His five years in Houston, arguably the best in his career, were enough to make an indelible impression on those in the organization.
"It saddened me greatly to hear of Jose's passing," Astros owner Drayton McLane said in a statement released by the club. "He had an outstanding career with the Astros and won 21 games in 1999 on one of our greatest teams ever. He was truly a gifted person, both on the field and off of it. He could dance, he could sing, but his best gift of all was that he was an extremely happy person. He just lit up our clubhouse with his personality, which was his greatest asset. Jose was not shortchanged in life in any way. He lived life to the fullest every day."
His success on the mound was only part of what made Lima a unique figure in baseball. As reaction spilled out from around the Majors on Sunday, it became clear: Lima's charm and passionate approach to baseball had won him fans in the clubhouse and in the stands all across the league. Indeed, Lima's personality was what really made him stand out, Astros president of baseball operations Tal Smith said on Sunday.
"Jose was one of the memorable and will be one of the most unforgettable characters we ever had that played for the Astros," Smith said. "He just had a great flair and enthusiasm for life and for pitching and singing and dancing. He was a great performer, and for two years, he was a very successful pitcher."
Throughout the day on Sunday, as word trickled through clubhouses, expressions of grief came forward from those who got to see Lima at his best on the mound: his former teammates.
"Obviously, it's shocking," Astros first baseman Lance Berkman said. "He was a great teammate. He had a lot of energy, and he had such a good run here for those three or four years and was entertaining on and off the field. Just a great guy to have around."
Former Astros teammate Craig Biggio echoed Berkman's thoughts, highlighting Lima's role as a team player.
"A lot of people remember him for his actions on the mound, but he was a great teammate," Biggio said. "He wanted everybody to be successful. He wanted to win and do his job, which we did, but he wanted everybody to be as successful as he was. He was very genuine. The baseball family lost a good guy."
Brandon Inge, who played with Lima in Detroit in 2002, singled him out as "one of the good guys in the game."
"He just an all-around good guy, a great teammate," Inge said. "He was just fun to be around. He's going to be badly missed in baseball."
While Lima will perhaps be best remembered for his contributions on the mound, both physical and emotional, it was the loss of the man himself that Royals DH Jose Guillen was mourning on Sunday.
"He was a good friend of mine; we were real close. I [talked] to him every year and when I [went to the Dominican Republic, I [saw] him and we always talked," Guillen said. "This is a shock."
Jeff Weaver, Lima's former teammate in Detroit and Los Angeles, agreed.
"It's a hard day," Weaver said. "He was full of energy, loved life. It was definitely Lima Time, you know? He was a lot of fun to be around. Infectious, entertaining."
Everywhere he played, Lima proved to be a fan favorite, as his animated appearances became known as "Lima Time." His enthusiastic gestures and emotion drew Lima a lot of attention and sometimes even negative reactions from opposing teams, but to those who knew him closely, like former teammate Brad Ausmus, that was just his personality.
"Playing with him you come to realize that the energy you see on the mound isn't a false persona, that's Jose Lima," Brad Ausmus, who played with Lima in Detroit and Houston, said on Sunday. "He acts like that all the time; he's always happy-go-lucky, jumping around, joking, laughing. So that's who he is; there's nothing fake about him in that sense. There are times when opposing teams or players would get upset with the way he carries himself, but that was his energy. Even on days he wasn't pitching, he was like that. If it's honest emotion, I don't think anybody would really have a problem with it, but you have to get to know him to know that's how he is."
In his mound antics, however, many of his competitors saw someone who possessed an intensely competitive nature and passion for baseball at the highest level.
"He was a great competitor," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had a real love for the game, with the way he played and the enthusiasm he showed. Sometimes he didn't have his best stuff, but you liked the way he battled and competed."
In 2004, Lima competed his way into playoff history as a member of the Dodgers, as he fired a five-hit shutout against the Cardinals for L.A.'s only win in the National League Division Series. Lima remained a beloved figure in Los Angeles, often attending Dodgers games. He took in Friday's Interleague game against the Tigers with his son Jose Jr.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt spoke highly of Lima in a statement released by the team on Sunday:.
"We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Jose Lima. Though he was taken from us way too soon, he truly lived his life to the fullest and his personality was simply unforgettable. He had the ability to light up a room and that's exactly what he did every time I saw him. His memorable contributions to the Dodgers in 2004 and throughout baseball will always be remembered. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family during this extremely difficult time."
Lima continued to play baseball after his departure from the Majors, appearing in 22 games in 2007 for the Saltillo Saraperos of the Mexican League and making 11 appearances with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League in 2008. He also pitched in the Golden League in 2009, playing for the Long Beach Armada before being traded to the Edmonton Capitals.
Lima never gave up his hope of returning to the big leagues.
"I'm just waiting for that phone call," Lima told MLB.com while playing for the Armada last season. "I know that break is coming."
As recently as this past offseason, Lima's enthusiasm for the game was still in full tilt, as he pitched for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League.
"He just loved the game," said Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who faced Lima this past winter. "That was the kind of guy he was, or at least the impression that I got. When we faced him, he'd talk to everybody. I'm out there warming up, and he ran over to me and said, 'Hi'. My impression was, he was doing it because he loved playing baseball. I mean, he was still enjoying it like he was a kid out there. It was great to see."
His energy level for baseball was so high at the time of his death, in fact, that on Saturday, just one day before his passing, Lima had distributed a press release announcing the opening of his own Dominican Baseball School in Los Angeles.
The release announcing the school promised that, in addition to enhancing children's baseball skills on the diamond, the school would also focus on "showing each and every player how to appreciate, understand, and love the game just as much as Jose does and always has."
2010: Ken Griffey Jr. calls it quits
Lost in what is now dubbed 'The Perfect Game That Wasn't',(See MLB.Com for more as its all over the place and will likely for days to come) last night came the end of an era: Ken Griffey Jr. a man who may have been the Home Run King had it not been for injuries, announced his retirement last night before the June 2, 2010 game between his beloved Mariners and the Minnesota Twins.
Taken from MLB.com, confirms one of the all-time greats exit from the game.
SEATTLE -- The final stop on a baseball journey that started and ended in a Mariners uniform comes almost six years from now for Ken Griffey Jr. far away from Safeco Field.
That's when the Hall of Fame doors will surely open for one of the best players of all-time.
"Jack, Chuck and I are going to be standing with tears in our eyes when we see Kenny inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown," said Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln on Wednesday afternoon.
There were no tears, but a lot of appreciation, coming from Lincoln, club president Chuck Armstrong and general manager Jack Zduriencik as they stood near the home dugout at Safeco Field discussing Griffey's decision to end a 21-plus year Major League career.
Griffey did not make himself available to the media, expressing his thoughts through a statement released by the organization almost three hours before the Mariners played the Twins.
"I've come to a decision today to retire from Major League Baseball as an active player," Griffey said in the statement. "This has been on my mind recently, but it's not an easy decision to come by. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to play Major League Baseball for so long and thankful for all the friendships I have made, while also being proud of my accomplishments."
Griffey ended his career with 630 home runs, fifth-highest in MLB history, 10 Gold Gloves, one Most Valuable Player Award -- but no World Series appearances.
"My hope is that my teammates can focus on baseball and win a championship for themselves and for the great fans of Seattle, who so much deserve one," the last of the four-paragraph statement said.
A championship this season appears unlikely as the Mariners went into Wednesday's game with a 20-31 record and in last place in the AL West, eight games behind the Athletics.
Griffey batted .184 (18-for-98) with no home runs and seven RBIs this season as the designated hitter and had just one at-bat in the Mariners' past seven games, grounding into a fielder's choice in the ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance on Monday night.
His final hit at Safeco Field came on May 20, a walk-off pinch-hit single in the ninth that gave the Mariners a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays.
But his overall lack of production, reduction in playing time and a recent flap over a clubhouse nap during a game apparently were the major factors in Griffey calling it quits.
"While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field, and nobody in the front office asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and was invited back, that I will never allow myself to become a distraction," Griffey said in the statement. "I feel that without enough occasional starts to be sharper coming off the bench, my continued presence as a player would be an unfair distraction to my teammates, and their success as a team is what the ultimate goal should be."
Armstrong, who has been a loyal fan and backer of Griffey throughout Junior's career, said he had been talking to the franchise icon and his agent, Brian Goldberg, for the past several days.
"I was surprised by the swiftness of Kenny's decision," said Armstrong, who received a phone call from Goldberg on Wednesday morning, and talked to Griffey later in the day.
He said Griffey "is at peace" with the decision.
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There apparently were no attempts by anyone in the organization to change Griffey's mind.
"It's very difficult with the lack of playing time and the way the situation ended up, but there's so much respect for Junior in this clubhouse," manager Don Wakamatsu said. "It's a tough day to swallow the fact that you're losing a guy from the game that's been a legend and maybe one of the greatest players who's ever played the game."
It was not immediately known when Griffey would return to Safeco Field to either meet the media for a farewell press conference or on the field to personally thank the fans, which he did in the statement: "Thanks to all of you for welcoming me back, and thanks again to everyone over the years that has played a part in the success of my career."
Zduriencik was not familiar with Griffey's impact on Mariners baseball in Seattle but became acutely aware of his popularity.
"We thank him for what he did. His contributions were tremendous. What he meant to the club last year, all the fun he had in the clubhouse, and the way he contributed on the field. He's a class person.
"It is rare in this game when you get an opportunity to reunite a player and a team. We feel honored that Ken was able to end his career where it began, here in Seattle."
The first overall pick in the 1987 First-Year Player Draft, Griffey played his first 11 seasons with Seattle, before spending the next eight and half with the Reds. He played a brief stint with the White Sox in the second half of the 2008 season, before returning home to the Mariners prior to last season, when he batted .213, hit 19 home runs and drove in 57 runs.
But he meant more than numbers.
He and fellow veteran Mike Sweeney completely changed the clubhouse atmosphere with their leadership. Their influence played a huge role in the Mariners having a MLB-best 24-game improvement in the win-loss department.
More of the same was expected this season, but it never happened.
"I don't think we contemplated this," Zduriencik said. "What we hoped for was that this would be a good year for everybody, Kenny and for the ballclub. We've had our bumps this year."
Even so, there were no regrets bringing Griffey back in the first place.
"We are extremely appreciative of everything Ken has meant to this organization and to the city," Zduriencik said. "It's an end of an era. He is a sensational, tremendous baseball player, a great person and I feel honored to have been around Ken for a year and half.
"You get to the point in every superstar's career when it kind of winds down. Ken has made the decision that this is the time and we support him 100 percent. If there is anything the Seattle Mariners can do for Ken Griffey and his family, we're there for him."
Fans attending Wednesday night's game were informed of Griffey's decision prior to the first pitch and the grounds crew put Griffey's No. 24 in sand behind second base.
"This is a tough day for the people of our community who have loved Ken, admired him as a tremendous baseball player and a great human being," Lincoln said. "It's always tough for great superstars like Ken or anyone else to make a decision to retire.
"This has been his life for so many years, but he has made his decision. We certainly support it and we will honor him in every way possible."
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8-24-2011: Orioles lose a beloved member of the family in Mike Flanagan
About 4 hours prior to the August 24, 2011 Orioles game vs the Twins which concluded with a 6-1 Oriole win, the Orioles family suffered a tragic loss as long-time Oriole left-hander Mike Flanagan shockingly passed away at age 59. Taken from the Orioles site confirms the tragic death of Flanny as he was affectionately known by O's fans. Rest in Peace Mike, you'll be missed very much. RIP - 1951-2011. The cause of Mike's death is apparently suicide but has not been confirmed by the team.
Former Orioles left-hander, coach, executive and broadcaster Mike Flanagan was found dead Wednesday on his property in Maryland. He was 59.
Baltimore County (Md.) police responded to a 911 call placed at 4:26 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon after a body was found on the property. Authorities later identified it as that of the former Oriole, the Baltimore Sun originally reported.
The emergency call notified authorities of a death in the 15000 block of York Road in Sparks, Md., according to police spokeswoman Elise Armacost. Initial reports revealed that the body was discovered on a trail on the grounds. He is survived by his wife, Alex, and their three daughters, Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall.
"It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan," Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos said in a statement. "In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and off the field.
"His losses will be felt deeply and profoundly by all of us with the ballclub and by Orioles fans everywhere who admired him. On behalf of the club, I extend my condolences to his wife Alex and daugheters Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall."
Flanagan, selected in the seventh round of the 1973 Draft, spent 18 years in the Majors -- 15 with the Orioles, with whom he compiled a 141-116 record, a 3.89 ERA and 1,297 strikeouts. Flanagan earned the 1979 Cy Young Award after posting a 23-9 record, 3.09 ERA and 190 strikeouts, leading the Orioles to the American League pennant before falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. The right-hander went 1-1 in 15 innings with 13 strikeouts in the Fall Classic.
"He was fantastic that year," said former Orioles teammate and current YES broadcaster Ken Singleton, who played with Flanagan from 1975-84 and hit 35 home runs in '79. "The first time I ever met Mike's dad, he thanked me for hitting all the home runs  in the games his son pitched. It just so happened I think I was hitting one every fourth or fifth day, and he was on the mound."
Flanagan later returned to the World Series in 1983, making one start as the Orioles eventually took the series and provided him with his lone ring. Flanagan went 12-4 with a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts that season.
"I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing," Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. said in a statement, aired on MASN during Wednesday's Orioles game. "He was a good friend and teammate and our thoughts are with Alex and his family. Mike was an Oriole through and through and he'll be sorely missed by family, friends and fans. This is a sad day."
"He was a good pitcher, an even better teammate," said Singleton, whose home is near Flanagan's residence in Sparks. "His locker was only a couple down from mine at Memorial Stadium. I played with him for 10 years. He's a good man. He's one of the best pitchers the Orioles ever had."
Flanagan spent three-plus seasons with the Blue Jays from 1987-90 before returning to Baltimore in '91 and spending the final two seasons of his career as a reliever. In '91, Flanagan was part of a four-pitcher no-hitter, which stands as the last no-hitter thrown by the franchise.
He retired following the 1992 season with a career record of 167-143 and 3.90 ERA. He struck out 1,491 batters in 526 games.
Following his retirement, Flanagan was a common presence around the Orioles' organization, serving as a broadcaster from 1996-97 and 1999-2002 before moving into the front office on Dec. 4, 2002, when he held the position of executive vice president of baseball operations until 2008. Flanagan worked alongside vice president Jim Duquette, giving the Orioles defacto dual general managers.
Flanagan, whose grandfather Ed Sr. and father Ed Jr. both played in the Red Sox organization, was voted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1994.
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A second article on August 25 states the following.
Over his 15 seasons with the Orioles, lefty Mike Flanagan was a fan favorite and one of the best starting pitchers in club history. But it was his impact on the organization off the field that made the news of his death Wednesday so hard to take.
"I always marveled at the way he treated everybody regardless of their background," O's manager Buck Showalter said. "Whether it was a guy that never played in the big leagues or whatever. The Orioles have lost a real source of wisdom. It's just hard to imagine not getting to see him now and then."
Baltimore County (Md.) police responded to a 911 call placed at 4:26 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon after a body was found on the property of Flanagan, the former Orioles pitcher, broadcaster and front-office executive. That body was later identified as the former Oriole, the Baltimore Sun originally reported.
No cause of death is known, pending official word from the coroner's office. (It's now known that it was a suicide.)
Flanagan was 59. He is survived by his wife, Alex, and daughters Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall.
Flanagan's family released a statement on Thursday that read:
"We thank you for your support and kind words at this difficult time. Thank you for respecting our privacy as we grieve.
"A private memorial will be held at a later date."
"I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing," Hall of Famer Cal Ripken said in a statement to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. "He was a good friend and teammate and our thoughts are with Alex and his family. Mike was an Oriole through and through and he'll be sorely missed by family, friends and fans. This is a sad day."
The emergency call notified authorities of a death in the 15000 block of York Road in Sparks, Md., according to police spokeswoman Elise Armacost. Initial reports revealed that the body was discovered on a trail on the grounds. Sparks is located about 18 miles north of the site of the Orioles' former ballpark, Memorial Stadium.
"It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan," Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos said in a statement. "In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and off the field.
"His loss will be felt deeply and profoundly by all of us with the ballclub and by Orioles fans everywhere who admired him. On behalf of the club, I extend my condolences to his wife Alex and daughters Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall."
Flanagan, selected in the seventh round of the 1973 Draft, spent 18 years in the Majors -- 15 with the Orioles, with whom he compiled a 141-116 record, a 3.89 ERA and 1,297 strikeouts. Flanagan earned the 1979 American League Cy Young Award after posting a 23-9 record, 3.09 ERA and 190 strikeouts, leading Baltimore to the AL pennant before falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series in seven games. The left-hander went 1-1 in 15 innings with 13 strikeouts in the Fall Classic.
"He was fantastic that year," said former O's teammate and current YES broadcaster Ken Singleton, who played with Flanagan from 1975-84 and hit 35 home runs in '79. "The first time I ever met Mike's dad, he thanked me for hitting all the home runs  in the games his son pitched. It just so happened I think I was hitting one every fourth or fifth day, and he was on the mound."
Flanagan later returned to the World Series in 1983, making one start as the Orioles eventually took the Series, 4-1, and provided him with his lone ring. Flanagan went 12-4 with a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts that season.
"He was a good pitcher, an even better teammate," said Singleton, whose home is close to Flanagan's in Sparks. "His locker was only a couple down from mine at Memorial Stadium. I played with him for 10 years. He's a good man. He's one of the best pitchers the Orioles ever had."
Flanagan spent three-plus seasons with the Blue Jays from 1987-90 before returning to Baltimore in '91 and spending the final two seasons of his career as a reliever. In '91, Flanagan was part of a four-pitcher no-hitter, which stands as the last no-hitter thrown by the franchise.
Flanagan retired following the 1992 season with a career record of 167-143 and 3.90 ERA. He struck out 1,491 batters in 526 games.
"He was one of our family," said Hall of Fame right-hander Jim Palmer, a former teammate of Flanagan's and his fellow color commentator on Orioles telecasts. "Great friend, great competitor.
"He was like a breath of fresh air with his humor and insight and all those things. He was just a terrific guy."
Current A's manager Bob Melvin, another former teammate, said he was shocked to hear of the news of Flanagan's death.
"I think the world of him," Melvin said. "I was teammates with him just the one year in Baltimore, but we've had a friendship since. He struck Travis Fryman out to end Memorial Stadium's history, and I was catching, and he had a photo of it blown up years later, framed, and gave it to me.
"He was a man's man, and the ultimate baseball guy's guy. He was a leader, just someone you really looked up to and respected. ... That's just unbelievable, completely shocking."
Following his retirement, Flanagan was a common presence around the Orioles' organization, serving as a broadcaster from 1996-97 and 1999-2002 before moving into the front office on Dec. 4, 2002, when he took the position of vice president for baseball operations, working alongside vice president Jim Beattie, giving Baltimore de facto dual general managers. In 2005, Flanagan was named executive vice president for baseball operations, a position he held until 2008.
Flanagan, whose grandfather Ed Sr. and father Ed Jr. both played in the Red Sox organization, was voted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1994.
During his time in the Orioles' front office, Flanagan claimed right-hander Jeremy Guthrie off waivers from the Indians in 2007. They shared a special bond -- and a uniform number -- since then, which shows the impact Flanagan had on the Baltimore organization.
"Since the day I was given No. 46, I've had thousands of people tell me that was the number of their favorite pitcher for the Orioles when they were growing up," Guthrie said. "So from Day 1, I think I've been reminded of the legacy and of the work that Mike did not only as a player, but also as a member of the community in Baltimore.
"It's always been special and now I think it takes on even a new level. He's not going to be forgotten soon, that's for sure."
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You're Either Nexus Or You're Against Us
I've officially become a fan of the original Nexus. Sure they were complete a-holes but they were the best thing since the NWO, ruined by horrible booking.
Serenity May Greenwell - July 10 1996 - February 29, 2012
Tonight one of my most dearest friends in the world, Sam Greenwell, known as SkyTheWonder here suffered a terrible tragedy as his younger sister Serenity May Greenwell affectionately known as Serena, passed away suddenly at 11:00 pm eastern time. The cause of death isn't yet known, but it's believed to be a heart defect. To Sam, I say that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I may have not known Serena very well, but I'm mourning for her loss as well as though she were my sister as well, as I love you Sam like a brother, so that makes her my sister, blood or not. Sam, your my closest broski and I love you like your part of my family. We'll keep her flame alive.
Baseball loses 2 beloved Hall of Famers in Weaver and Musial
January 19, 2013 was a sad night for the baseball world as we lost 2 of the game's most beloved figures in Earl Weaver and Stan 'The Man' Musial. Earl died of an apparent heart attack at 2 in the morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Carribbean while Stan would pass peacefully in his sleep around 8 that night. Below are two separate stories on their passings.
The colorful and occasionally outrageous man who believed three-run home runs, reliable up-the-middle defense and effective starting pitching were the essential ingredients of successful baseball has died. Earl Weaver, the Earl of Baltimore, passed away early Saturday morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. Death, apparently caused by a heart attack, came at age 82 for the most successful manager in the history of the Orioles, a man who never played in the big leagues but directed several of the elite teams of the past 45 years.
Weaver was a little man -- 5-foot-7 in spikes -- with a big big league resumé that earned him a place in the Hall of Fame in 1996. His Orioles teams -- he managed for no other club -- produced a .583 winning percentage and 1,480 victories, the 22nd highest total in history, in 17 seasons. They won four American League pennants and the 1970 World Series in a sequence of 11 seasons that began in 1969. His teams won six AL East championships, 219 games from 1969-70 and at least 100 games five times.
"Earl Weaver was a brilliant baseball man, a true tactician in the dugout and one of the key figures in the rich history of the Baltimore Orioles, the club he led to four American League pennants and the 1970 World Series championship," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement released by MLB. "Having known Earl throughout my entire career in the game, I have many fond memories of the Orioles and the Brewers squaring off as American League East rivals. Earl's managerial style proved visionary, as many people in the game adopted his strategy and techniques years later.
"Earl was well known for being one of the game's most colorful characters with a memorable wit, but he was also amongst its most loyal. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest condolences to his wife, Marianna, their family and all Orioles fans."
His winning percentage is the ninth highest all-time and third highest among men who managed at least 2,500 games. And his victory total ranks third, behind Joe McCarthy and Jim Leyland, among managers who never played in the big leagues. Every manager whose teams produced more victories managed at least 288 more games than Weaver.
"Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of baseball," Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos said in a statement on Saturday. "This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles fans. Earl made his passion for the Orioles known both on and off the field. On behalf of the Orioles, I extend my condolences to his wife, Marianna, and to his family."
Weaver's teams' successes did the most to distinguished him, of course. But his manner and personality made him significantly more prominent. He was bold, engaging, outspoken, irascible, caustic, confrontational and funny; not always a player's dream, but reporters appreciated him and flocked to his office or the dugout bench for pregame chats. Weaver could fill a notebook like few others.
He filled one book of his own, entitled "It's What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts." Perfect! Notorious for smoking in the dugout, Weaver called inconsistent reliever Don Stanhouse "Full Pack," because, he said, he'd go through a pack any time Stanhouse pitched. Players called Stanhouse "Stan The Man Unusual," but that's another story.
"Every time I don't smoke between innings, the opposition scores," was one of his theories.
Weaver said Paul Blair, the Orioles' brilliant center fielder, was incapable of making a great catch. "If it's in the ballpark," he said, "Blair's there already waiting for it to come down." And he applauded the defense of gifted shortstop Mark Belanger with these words: "He doesn't wear a cup. That's confidence."
One of Weaver's unforgettable lines came after outfielder Pat Kelly had invited him to Sunday chapel. Weaver declined to attend. Kelly asked, "Don't you want to walk with the Lord?" Weaver replied, "I'd rather walk with the bases loaded." But he did publicly thank the supreme being once for having inherited such fine talent -- Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer and the likes of Boog Powell, Davey Johnson, Blair, Belanger and all those 20-game winners.
"What comes to mind," Weaver said during his Hall of Fame induction speech, "is thank God those guys were there and thank God we won 100 games three years in a row so I could come back for a fourth. And thank God for the fourth that we won enough games for me to come back for the fifth ... and on to 17."
Weaver also credited his bosses, general managers Hank Peters and Frank Cashen, for providing him so much talent. He said his teams had "deep depth."
He chided his players -- occasionally Johnson, a future manager, and more often Palmer. When Weaver visited the mound to speak with Palmer, who is 6-foot-3, the pitcher would stand on the rubber, never yielding to his manager, and tower over him. Weaver occasionally tried to take over the higher ground.
"There weren't any gray areas with Earl," the Baltimore Sun quoted Palmer as having said Saturday morning. "We had a love-hate relationship. Earl was going to tell you what he expected, and there wasn't a lot of room for error with him. Earl was about winning and that was what he did."
Weaver routinely confronted -- and baited -- any man wearing an umpire's uniform. He kicked dirt at umpires before Billy Martin did and learned early to reverse his cap during arguments so nose-to-nose almost was the appropriate adjective for the confrontation.
His conflicts with umpire Ron Luciano became legend. Weaver was ejected 97 times in his career. Some perspective: Bobby Cox managed for 29 seasons and was ejected 158 times.
Twice Weaver was ejected during the lineup card exchange before the second games of doubleheaders. In one of those instances, Luciano ran him, having run him in the first game as well.
Before Johnson brought managers into the computer age in 1984, Weaver had his own data system -- index cards -- which he famously relied on to remind him how particular pitchers and hitters fared against the Orioles.
His use of pinch-hitters and platooning was quite effective, and he was fortunate enough to manage teams with extraordinary pitching. Weaver's teams produced one sub-.500 record; that came in 1986, his final season. He replaced Hank Bauer with 82 games remaining in the '68 season. The teams he managed in his first three full seasons won the AL pennant and averaged 106 victories.
"When you discuss our game's motivational masters, Earl is a part of that conversation," said National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson in a statement. "He was a proven leader in the dugout and loved being a Hall of Famer. Though small in stature, he was a giant as a manager, especially among Oriole fans, who lovingly referred to him as 'The Earl of Baltimore.'"
Weaver retired after the 1982 season, a loss to the Brewers in his final game denying him another postseason appearance, then returned for the final 105 games in '85 and all of '86. The last season displeased him. "I wanted no part of losing," he said years later. "Why play if you can't beat the other guys more often than they beat you?" But the loss that unsettled him most was losing the 1969 World Series to the Mets. "In five games," he said in the late '90's' "They [beat us] in five games. And we were a very good team. It happened. I don't know how or why yet."
And now he is gone. The game has lost one of its best managers and a premier character. Weaver left this one request, expressed years ago: "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.'" Perfect.
"Man-kind" mourns today. The primary baseball icon of the Midwest -- the soft-smiling, sweet-swinging, deferential and genial man known as "The Man" -- has passed. Stan Musial, known for his pretzel stance, prodigious production, princely personality and Hall of Fame harmonica, died on Saturday, surrounded by family at his home in Ladue, Mo., not far from St. Louis, where he made his mark as a batsman par excellence in the 1940s and '50s. Arguably the greatest left-handed hitter in National League history was 92.
His stylish, spring-loaded stance and oft-repeated swing -- for years, Musial swung an invisible bat as his greeting or bow -- and the remarkable numbers they produced for the St. Louis Cardinals placed The Man among the most distinctive and elite players in baseball's long history. He won three National League Most Valuable Player Awards, three World Series, seven batting championships, the hearts of millions and the enduring nickname that was as unembellished as he was.
Musial was marked by conspicuous modesty, unfailing propriety and utter lack of flamboyance, as sportscaster Bob Costas observed in a passage from ESPN's SportsCentury series: "He didn't hit a homer in his last at-bat; he hit a single. He didn't hit in 56 straight games. He married his high school sweetheart and stayed married to her, never married a Marilyn Monroe. He didn't play with the sheer joy and style that goes alongside Willie Mays' name. ... All Musial represents is more than two decades of sustained excellence and complete decency as a human being."
Consistent with that description was the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Musial by President Obama at the White House on Feb. 15, 2011. An American civilian can receive no greater honor.
MLB Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig offered his condolences in a statement released shortly after Musial's death.
"Major League Baseball has lost one of its true legends in Stan Musial, a Hall of Famer in every sense and a man who led a great American life. He was the heart and soul of the historic St. Louis Cardinals franchise for generations, and he served his country during World War II. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, Stan's life embodies baseball's unparalleled history and why this game is the national pastime.
"As remarkable as 'Stan the Man' was on the field, he was a true gentleman in life. All of Major League Baseball mourns his passing, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, admirers and all the fans of the Cardinals."
Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The harmonica he played at Hall of Fame weekends and other public gatherings fit his image and humanized him for the masses who saw him as a Louisville Slugger deity. It was as though he copyrighted the greeting, "Whaddya say? Whaddya say? Whaddya say?" The words always came with a gentle smile.
Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark shared her thoughts on Musial's passing: "Stan was a favorite in Cooperstown, from his harmonica rendition of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' during Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, to the reverence he commanded among other Hall of Fame members and all fans of the game. More than just a baseball hero, Stan was an American icon and we will very much miss him in Cooperstown."
Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa once called George Kissel, the late Cardinals coach of fundamentals and resident baseball genius, "The nicest person in the world." And after a moment's pause, he added, "Musial is only percentage points behind."
Before the game expanded in the early '60s, the Midwest knew four teams, two in Chicago and two in St. Louis. And the Cardinals had the highest profile in the region, the residue of the Gashouse Gang, the Dean Brothers and Pepper Martin. They were the league powerhouse from 1942-46, fueled primarily by Man-power.
Musial was to the Cardinals what Joe DiMaggio was to the Yankees and Ted Williams was to the Red Sox. Folks who kept their radios tuned to KMOX in those summers would argue whether Joe D. and Teddy Ballgame were to their respective teams what Musial was to his. The Man was their gold standard, although routinely attired in red.
Stan Musial was the Cardinals' general manager in 1966 and in '67, when the team beat the Red Sox in the World Series. His business partner died during that season, prompting Musial to leave the game after the season. "The Man" was involved with a bank and a restaurant, among other things. This poem about Musial, written by Ogden Nash and published in 1955, is entitled "The Tycoon."
If doubts about Musial existed after his first five full seasons -- during which he won two batting titles and two MVP Awards -- they were dispelled after his magnificent 1948 season. He led the National League in runs (135), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18), RBIs (131), batting average (.376), slugging percentage (.702), on-base percentage (.450) and total bases (429) and finished second, by one to Ralph Kiner, with a career-high 39 home runs. A 40th was lost to a rainout.
His total bases are the second most in history. Musial won his third MVP Award in 1948, though somehow he wasn't a unanimous choice. He even had a sacrifice bunt. Indeed, this remarkably accomplished batsman sacrificed 35 times in his career, more than DiMaggio and Williams combined. Or is the more remarkable figure a zero? Musial was ejected from none of the 3,026 games he played.
Perhaps because of the predominance of East Coast media, Musial's prowess was somewhat obscured, first by DiMaggio and Williams in the '40s and by Mickey Mantle, Mays and Henry Aaron in the '50s and into the '60s. Moreover, when the team of the 20th century was elected in a vote of fans in 1999, Musial was one of five preposterous omissions -- Lefty Grove, Christy Mathewson, Warren Spahn and Honus Wagner were the others -- who were added to the team by a vote of a special committee.
Having been assigned to first base in 35 percent of the games he started in his 22 seasons, Musial placed 11th among outfielders in the balloting. He was the first player to appear in more than 1,000 games at each of two positions.
But when he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969, The Man was named on 93.2 percent of the ballots cast, a percentage comparable to or greater than four of the other five -- Mantle (88.2), DiMaggio (88.8), Williams (93.4) and Mays (94.7). Hank Aaron received 97.8 percent of the vote when he was elected in 1982. And Musial was elected in his first year of eligibility, at a time when first-year election still was recognized as extra-special.
Don't ever try to persuade a Cardinals disciple that Musial was something less than any other player. Even now, nearly a half-century after his retirement, he is held in the highest regard in St. Louis and its baseball suburbs. The Cardinals have numerous Hall of Famers on their all-time roster. Among the living are Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, Red Schoendienst and Bruce Sutter. When they appeared together, Musial was routinely introduced last, an honor afforded DiMaggio with the Yankees and Williams with the Red Sox when they were alive. Mays, with the Giants, and Aaron, with the Braves, still are recognized last.
Mays shared his thoughts after learning of Musial's death: "It is a very sad day for me. I knew Stan very well. He used to take care of me at All-Star Games, 24 of them. He was a true gentleman who understood the race thing and did all he could. Again, a true gentleman on and off the field -- I never heard anybody say a bad word about him, ever."
Musial's rank in several career offensive categories is significantly closer to first despite missing the entire 1945 season to serve in the United States Navy. When he retired after the 1963 season, he shared or held 17 big league records and 29 National League records. He currently ranks in the top 10 in five career categories -- second in total bases (6,134), third in doubles (725), fourth in hits (3,630), sixth in RBIs (1,951) and ninth in runs (1,949). His .331 career batting average stands 30th. He received MVP votes in 18 seasons, finishing as the runner-up four times after winning his third award in 1948. He was second in the balloting in 1957, when at age 36, he won the NL batting title for the final time. He won his seventh title -- only Ty Cobb (11), Honus Wagner and Tony Gwynn (eight each) won more -- 14 years after his first.
And he may well rank first in autographs given. Every year was a signature for The Man. He declined a request for his Stan Musial as often as he was ejected.
Hence, the Man-made legend and the words at the base of the statue of Musial outside the third Busch Stadium in St. Louis: "Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight." What better place for folks to meet?
Even Albert Pujols, who might have eclipsed some of Musial's career totals with the Cardinals had he remained in shadow of the Arch, deferred to The Man. After "El Hombre" evolved as his nickname, Pujols requested that he not be so identified, even though his nickname was a complimentary nod to Musial. "I don't want to be called that," Pujols said in February 2010. "There is one man who gets that respect, and that's Stan Musial. He's The Man. He's The Man in St. Louis. And I know 'El Hombre' means 'The Man' in Spanish. But Stan is The Man. You can call me whatever else you want, but just don't call me 'El Hombre.'"
Pujols had this to say on Twitter:
"My prayers are with the Musial family tonight. I will cherish my friendship with Stan for a long as I live. Rest in Peace."
The oddity of Musial's nickname is that it came from outside the Midwest, from Brooklyn, home of Dem Bums, of all places. Fans at Ebbets Field chanted "Here comes the man," each time Musial batted in a game on June 23, 1946. A column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the following day noted the development, referred to Musial as The Man, and the nickname stuck. Musial had a more conversational nickname, Stash -- pronounced Stahsh. His father, a Polish immigrant, called him Stashu. His given name was Stanislaw Franciszek Musial.
Stanley Frank Musial, as he became known, was born in 1920 in Donora, Pa., the same town that was the birthplace of another left-handed slugger, Ken Griffey Jr., 49 years later to the date, Nov. 21. Musial was a pitcher who could hit and enough of a basketball player that the University of Pittsburgh offered him a scholarship. He chose baseball.
A shoulder injury in the summer of 1940 ended his pitching career and gave rise to a one that prompted Dodgers broadcast genius Vin Scully to say, "How good was Stan Musial? Good enough to take your breath away."
"He could have hit .300 with a fountain pen," Joe Garagiola, Musial's Cardinals teammate for five years and later a baseball announcer, said.
Warren Spahn, the most successful left-handed pitcher in Major League history, whose career ran concurrently with Musial's from 1942-63, had this to say about The Man: "Once Musial timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy." So, too, were folks in the stands. Musial hit 12 home runs and batted .358 in 240 career at-bats against Spahn. The only player with more home runs against Spahn -- Mays with 18 -- batted right-handed.
And then there was Carl Erskine, the self-effacing former Dodgers pitcher who fully grasped the basis for Musial's nickname. Though The Man batted .327 in 110 at-bats against him, Erskine said, "I've had pretty good success with Stan by throwing him my best pitch ... and then backing up third."
Also below is a joint article paying tribute to both men.
Stan Musial and Earl Weaver couldn't have been much different in some ways, or much more alike in others. What these two sides of baseball's coin of competitive passion definitely had in common is that they were true icons, not only for their franchises but for the game itself.
The two Hall of Famers were unique fixtures in the game, and their passing on the same day Saturday dealt a double-dose of sadness to the sports world, perhaps not as much for lives cut short as out of reverence for lives devoted to baseball at the very highest level.
Saturday became the first day in history a pair of Hall of Famers passed away on the same day, with word in the morning of former Orioles manager Weaver's death at age 82 followed in the evening with the announcement that Cardinals legend Musial had passed away at age 92. Previously, the shortest time span between the deaths of Hall of Famers was three days in 1971, when Heinie Manush's passing on May 12 was followed by Goose Goslin's death on May 15.
The news Saturday made for a uniquely reflective January day for any baseball fan who understands the impact each of these men had on the game in very different ways -- different from each other, and different from anyone else. That they happened to pass away on the same day shouldn't rob one iota of respect and appreciation from either. Certainly, their legacies each are large enough to deserve appropriate commemoration.
These were two of the brightest stars in their respective fields -- Musial's hitting and Weaver's managing. While Musial marched consistently through 22 stellar seasons and beyond with a smile on his face, a powerful bat and the heart of a champion, Weaver's fiery personality and scientific mind ahead of its time often provided epic dirt-disturbing explosions on the field. Talk about opposites: Nobody played more games without an ejection than Musial with 3,026, and no American League manager had more ejections than Weaver with 97.
Both, however, were true geniuses at their craft for decades, even if their intensity manifested in different ways.
For this one day, at least, it's hard to separate the two in the baseball mind's eye -- the visions of the Orioles' No. 4 dusting up a storm, and images of the Cardinals' famous No. 6 on the back of a corkscrew left-handed swing, punctuated with a big grin.
As Saturday began, word circulated that Weaver had passed away, and that his death came suddenly, after an apparent heart attack on a cruise ship. Response from Baltimore, of course, was immediately forthcoming, heartfelt and mournful. And from the Commissioner's Office to Cooperstown to fan fests around the country, the response was the same.
"Earl's managerial style proved visionary, as many people in the game adopted his strategy and techniques years later," Commissioner Bud Selig said of Weaver.
Orioles chairman of the board and CEO Peter G. Angelos said in a statement released by the team, "This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles fans. Earl made his passion for the Orioles known both on and off the field."
For all of baseball, the day became even more sad a little before 8 p.m. ET, when the Cardinals announced that Musial had died, his family by his side at his home in Ladue, Mo. This, too, was a particularly painful blow to one particular franchise and city -- the Cardinals and St. Louis.
"We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family," said team chairman William DeWitt Jr.
But it was a loss felt deeply throughout baseball, too. Aside from being one of the very greatest hitters of all time with rarefied power and efficiency at the plate, "Stan The Man" was one of the most friendly and engaging ambassadors the game has ever seen. He was a proud one-team man who wore his Cardinals colors with a smile well into his later years -- always dapper in the bright red sport coat aboard a red golf cart at Busch Stadium and always charming with his harmonica tooting out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in Cooperstown.
"Stan will be remembered in baseball annals as one of the pillars of our game, with his many successes on the diamond, the passion with which he played, and his engaging personality," National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said.
And so it was with a deep sense of reverence Saturday that baseball said goodbye to not just one but two iconic figures, different snapshots of competitiveness but among the very best at their craft.
Another thing these two men have in common: They not only excelled and stood out even among baseball's elite, but they also had the good fortune to have received recognition for that accomplishment. They were shown appreciation for their wisdom and greatness during their long lives, down to the final day.
RIP Earl and Stan The Man, you will never be forgotten.
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My year and life are perfect: 12/16/13
I have officially outdone myself as a fanfiction author as my hero, the Divas Champion, AJ Lee not only read and faved one of my best stories featuring her, but she reviewed it, 3 times! All 3 chapters of Does Our Fire Still Burn have been given the official Black Widow seal of approval!
Loss of an icon: James Avery passes away at 68
The acting world lost one of it's greats today as James Avery, lovingly known as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air has passed away at 68 from complications of his open-heart surgery back on November 11, 2013. Rest in peace, James. You're in a better place. We'll always love and cherish the memories you gave us but we'll never forget you...
November 27 1945 - December 31 2013
End Of A Chickbusting Era: Kaitlyn released, January 8th 2014
WWE lost one of its most marketable, beloved and underrated divas as former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn terminated her WWE contract on her own terms on January 8th, 2014. The move comes as a heavy blow to the Divas Division as her real-life best friend and current Divas Champion AJ Lee is not only without her best friend, but with one less credible opponent to defend her beloved championship against. Some speculate that Kaitlyn's departure will be a short one and will return within 90 days. I personally hope this is the case, because at 27, she's far too young to be finished wrestling.
Thanks for 4 awesome years of Chickbusting Katie, hope to see you back again soon!
Hall Of Fame Robbery: Rafael Palmeiro dropped from future ballots
In a shocking and infuriating development, Rafael Palmeiro, a beloved Orioles and Rangers slugger has dropped off future hall of fame ballots after recieving just 4.40% or 25 votes, falling shy of the 5% needed for future election. It's disheartening to see as Raffy had only one positive drug test at the very tailend of his career in 2005. It begs the question, where has being a great player stats-wise regardless of help gone? It makes this lifelong fan sick. Hopefully in 2026 when he's eligible for Veteran's Committee election, Raffy will earn his place in immortality. But for now, this lifelong fan will continue to wonder what's wrong with the MLB Hall of Fame and it's voting process. #Disgraceful #Injustice
Bittersweet Valentine's Day For Angels & Phillies faithful: Jim Fregosi passes at 71
On a day usually reserved for joy and love, MLB lost a beloved manager and friend while Angels and Phillies fans lost a member of the extended family in former skipper Jim Fregosi. Taken from MLB.com is the full tragic story.
Jim Fregosi, a six-time All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, died early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during a Major League Baseball alumni cruise.
"He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET," Jim Fregosi Jr., the oldest son of the 71-year-old Fregosi, said. "Went in peace with no pain."
At Fregosi's bedside when he passed away were his wife, Joni; daughters Nikki, Lexy and Jennifer; and sons Robert and Jim. Fregosi had been taken off life-support systems slightly more than 12 hours earlier. He was airlifted from the Cayman Islands to Miami on Wednesday night after doctors had stabilized his condition.
Known for his strong scouting skills, Fregosi was a special assistant to the general manager for the Braves the past 14 seasons. Prior to that, he managed four teams -- the Angels, White Sox, Phillies and Blue Jays -- and was a player for 18 seasons, including 11 with the Angels. He also worked for the Cardinals and Giants during his long career.
"We have lost a dear friend and a wonderful baseball man," Braves president John Schuerholz said. "The Atlanta Braves will truly miss Jim and we send our deepest condolences to his wife, Joni, his entire family and all of his many friends throughout baseball."
Originally signed by the Red Sox in 1960, Fregosi broke into the Major Leagues in September 1961, at age 19, nine months after the Angels had taken him in the Expansion Draft. He became the Angels' starting shortstop in 1963 and was an American League All-Star the following season and then in five straight seasons from 1966-70. He won a Gold Glove in 1967 and led the league in triples in 1968 with 13.
Fregosi batted .268 with 115 home runs and 546 RBIs in 1,429 games for the Los Angeles/California Angels. Part of one of the game's best double-play combinations, with three-time Gold Glove second baseman Bobby Knoop, Fregosi was the franchise's first star and was selected the No. 1 player in team history in a fan vote held in conjunction with baseball's 100th anniversary in 1969. His uniform No. 11 was retired in 1998.
However, Fregosi said his biggest claim to fame was that he was the key player in one of the most famous trades in baseball history -- the one in December 1971 that sent him to the Mets for a group of players that included a hard-throwing young pitcher named Nolan Ryan. The Mets made Fregosi a third baseman, and his production fell, while Ryan, who had won only 29 games in his first four seasons, played another 22 seasons and finished with 5,714 strikeouts -- the all-time career record -- and 324 wins.
The Mets traded Fregosi a year and a half later to the Rangers, for whom he played parts of five seasons. He finished his playing career with the Pirates in June 1978, and the next day, he was hired to manage the Angels, reuniting with longtime friend Gene Autry, the Angels' original owner. Fregosi managed the Angels to the 1979 American League West title, the first postseason appearance in the team's history.
"The Angels organization joins the rest of the Major League Baseball community in mourning the loss today of Jim Fregosi," the team said in a release. "His contributions and passion for the Angels, both as a player and manager, have served as the standard for others within our organization through the years. Jim was one of Mr. Autry's all-time favorite players, and a man who remained in the hearts and memories of long-time Angel fans.
"Jim's induction into the Angels Hall of Fame and the retiring of his uniform No. 11 were among the prouder moments in club history. His personality was infectious, his love of the game legendary, and his knowledge endless. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Joni, and members of the Fregosi family."
Let go as manager midway through the 1981 season, Fregosi moved on to manage the White Sox from 1986-88, then the Phillies beginning early in 1991. He spent six years with the Phillies, leading them to the 1993 World Series, which they lost to the Blue Jays.
That Phillies team, led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, Curt Schilling and Mitch Williams, won 97 games and beat the Braves in six games in the National League Championship Series. It was the fifth pennant in the history of what was then a 111-year-old franchise.
"Everyone in the Phillies organization is deeply saddened about the news of Jim's passing," Phillies president David Montgomery said. "We, and so many others in the game, have lost a dear friend. He'll be remembered for his vibrant personality, wisdom and love of the game. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his widow, Joni, daughters Nikki, Lexy and Jennifer and sons Robert and Jim."
Fregosi, who finished his managerial career with the Blue Jays in 1999-2000, was an all-star shortstop and quarterback at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., and he set the California Interscholastic Federation broad jump record. His high school teammates included former big league third baseman Tim Cullen and Gary Hughes, currently a special assistant for the Red Sox who has also been the scouting director for the Marlins and Montreal Expos.
Jim Fregosi Jr., who played in the Cardinals' Minor League system and has been a longtime scout, is currently a special assistant to Royals GM Dayton Moore.
Fans can pay their online respects to Jim at the following link:
Rest in peace Jim. See you on the big field of dreams in the sky. We'll never forget you.
April 23 2014: A day to remember forever: AJ Lee & CM Punk welcome their kids into the world
April 23rd 2014 will always be a special day in WWE history as sometime before 10 PM eastern time, the knowledge that former Divas Champion AJ Lee had delivered twins to the world in Riley Jane Brooks and her brother Phillip Jack Brooks Jr were welcomed into the world had been confirmed by AJ herself.
Congratulations to AJ and Punk, may your beautiful children always be happy and loved, not to mention successful.
Maybe we'll see them on Raw and Smackdown someday.
April 30 2014: WWE cuts some of the future in Mason Ryan & Shaul Guerrero
Okay, I know that first and foremost WWE is a business and to create future stars, you trim the expendables. But therein lies the problem that occurred last night with the releases of Mason Ryan and Shaul Guerrero. Several weeks before his firing, Ryan had been rumored to become a new member of The Shield had original plans went forward and Roman Reigns went on his own, which is only indicative of the blossoming star Ryan was becoming. As we all know, this didn't come to fruition as The Shield turned face and began feuding with a reunited Evolution. But still, if Ryan was being considered to join such a well-built stable, why cut him?
This brings me to the matter of Raquel Diaz better known as Shaul Guerrero. She had been through WWE developmental once in 2012 and showed great promise but asked to be let go to focus on her college education being only 22 at the time. Fast-forward to late 2013, and Shaul is resigned for a second run in WWE. Sounds great right? She'll be promoted as a future Divas Champion and a crown jewel of women's wrestling? Not even close. After her return, she would appear exactly 2 times both at NXT live events on October 5 and December 20th respectively. She would make zero appearances on WWE NXT and not a single vignette was created for her as she was largely ignored until her release last night. Which begs this confused and frustrated WWE fan to ask just one question: If you were not going to utilize her on NXT TV in her second run, why bring her back to begin with? You had a second-generation diamond in the rough diva full of untapped potential at the very young age of just 23 with a legendary wrestling pedigree as part of the Guerrero family that you wasted twice, which again begs the question, how can you misuse such a talent?
Why WWE? Why?
Alexandra "Raven/Rae" Shouldo tragically passes away at 29 - May 29 2014
A good friend of mine Stephanie Shouldo affectionately known as Stephi suffered a great loss in losing her twin sister Alexandra, better known to her friends as Raven or Rae. She was drinking and driving when she passed out at the wheel. Her car went off the road and flipped killing her instantly where she was presumed dead at midnight this morning on May 29 2014. While her loss hurts all, including me, her spirit will live on forever.
September 24 1985-May 29 2014
Alexandra "Raven/Rae" Shouldo Cheats Death - June 17 2014
While it was believed Rae perished in the car crash, nearly a month later, it was happily revealed that she survived the brutal crash and in essence, cheated death like Eddie Guerrero would lie, cheat and steal his way to wins. I thank our good Lord she's still alive.
2014: Orioles Magic Is Back - AL East Champions
They said we could never win the East, not with the team we supposedly had. We were projected to finish dead last and had 8 to 1 odds on winning the division. But this team, their special. They defied all the odds on a division champion should be. September 16, 2014 will live on forever as the night Orioles Magic finally truly came back as the O's clinched the East with an 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Congratulations O's! Let's go to the World Series!
O's Season Ends In Heartbreak
Despite a magical ride and a surprising sweep of the Tigers, the O's Cinderella season ended in heartbreak as the Royals somehow swept them out of the ALCS back on October 15th in a 2-1 loss. Despite the heartbreak, the O's have showed their for real. We'll be back and stronger than ever in 2015!
Lady Of The Shield Hits A Milestone
On December 20, 2014, Lady Of The Shield hits a nice milestone. It becomes my first wrestling fanfiction to hit 100 or more reviews. Thank you to all my readers wh've followed me through this journey, it means everything to me. I also want to offer special thanks to my best friend and my writing brother, Joe Bates. Thanks for being there for me this past 3 years. It means the world to me. Love you man!
Let's Play On Youtube
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O's Season Crashing Down Around Them
A year ago, the Orioles were getting set to clinch the AL East, but as of September 7, 2015, the Birds sit tied for last. Has losing Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Andrew Miller hurting us this much? Were we just lucky? Only September and the future will tell.