Hoosier Scoop Sage Take of the Day, Oct. 25, 2012

HOOSIER SCOOP SAGE TAKE OF THE DAY, Oct. 25, 2012

Memo to: The Detroit Tigers.

Pathetically losing playoff games to Barry FREAKIN’ Zito is a really bad sign.

Sincerely,

The St. Louis Cardinals

(The Scoop Sage, a confessed Cardinals fan, is not going to complain too much about Pablo Sandoval, who came through big-time for the Sage’s fantasy baseball team this summer, as did one of the pitchers victimized Wednesday night, Justin Verlander. Nor will the Sage gainsay the Giants’ earning their berth in the Series, nor their homefield advantage for the Series, gained largely by Giants fans voting several of their players into the All-Star lineup and those players coming through for the National League, with Matt Cain notching the pitching win and Buster Posey, Sandoval and Melky Cabrera — though the latter was apparently juiced at the time — supplying big hits against the American League. Come to think of it, Verlander got uncharacteristically shelled that night, too. Nor will the Sage persist in referring to himself in the third person, Bob Dole-style. And speaking of Republicans, I will now close this particular take while contemplating the demographic, historical and societal context that has led us from Richard Lugar to Richard Mourdock.)

18 comments

  1. Nothing says “I’m writing for my audience” like the use of the word gainsay! I’m just gainsayin’. Or maybe I’m not gainsayin’?

  2. Well, I thought yesterday’s Sage Take was a little weak, not “profoundly wise” as the self-assured label “sage” promises.

    But, wow, have you bounced back today! This is fantastic stuff for Hoosier sports fans. During years of following the Hoosier Scoop, I’ve never seen anything like this.

  3. Gainsay! Scrumtrilescent!

    The Hoosier Sage — “Evincing an opinion or observation, a “take,” on the extant sports news.”

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  5. I love Tom Crean. Tom Crean is to basketball what Richard Simmons is to bodybuilding: nobody can match his intensity!

  6. Laffy. Sad but true. As a balance we do have Rupert from survivor fame running for office.

    Re Richard Simmons. Many yrs ago ran a physical rehab facity in Fl Got a call from “his people”, he could lead a group at our place for $$$$. Said that would be acceptable and gave him address for a macho weight/boxing center in towm where all the cops/swat worked out.

    Never heard anything back for “his people” or the other place.

  7. Yo, dudes and dudettes. As I said from the get-go, the Take will sometimes get frivolous, will sometimes go outside the realm of IU sports, and will make some periodic attempts at humor. If those fall flat, as today’s apparently has, my apologies.

    But Diane, moi unfeignedly appreciates tu, too.

  8. I’m just in need of some clarification here Andy: did we hit the liquor a little too hard last night, or are we fighting off a cold and went with the hard stuff?
    Also, the Giants won 94 games this season. The Tigers 84. And the NL West was a hell of a lot better division than the AL Central was. So by any reasonable measure, game 1 should have been in San Francisco.

  9. Andy, pay no attention to the professional whiners. Unless they’re crying about SOMETHING, they’re miserable.

  10. The Giants have won the last 14 starts by Zito.

    Of course the 13th one came against the Cardinals, who went soup sandwich in their quest for 12 in ’12. Outscored 20-1 in the last three games. What a pathetic finish.

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