Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Reaper Comes For The 1888 Browns

Another VEB All-Time Sim Tournament Update With Video!

Bads news first: the reaper came for the 1888 Browns in the form of Steve Frackin' Carlton and the 1968 Cardinals. Game seven wasn't even close with El Birdos jumping out to a 6-1 lead and winning 6-3. Wait a minute! El Birdos! Viva El Birdos! Oh, okay-I think I'm starting to understand some things now. Like we don't know who's going to win this little tourney now. The fix is obviously in. Shenanigans! Shenanigans! El Birdos even wasted Bob Gibson by using him in relief in extra innings in game six and they still won game seven. Shenanigans, I say! How in the world did the '67 Cards lose a game in this tourney, let alone get eliminated?

And after that little rant, we have the good news: Silver King (v. 1888) finished the tournament 7-4 with a 1.66 ERA and a WHIP of .983 in 97.2 innings pitched. If the Browns hadn't been booting the ball around behind him (and, of course, if the fix hadn't obviously been in), the 1888's would have won this series. Four unearned runs in game seven sealed the deal. But in all seriousness, I think King and the Browns have made an impression in this tournament and you have to tip your hat to everybody involved over at VEB for including the Four Time Champions and exposing them to a new generation of baseball fans. Good job, fixers.

So all we have left is the 1886 Champions of the World. If they go out, I guess I start rooting for Whitey's Boys or maybe the 2006 Evil Mojo Cards.

Anyway, what this craptastic post needs is more cowbell. Don't fear the reaper, baby!

And I really should give the old hat tip to Hot Air for stealing their reaper thing. Every time Hillary losses a primary to the Divine Avatar of Hope and Change they post the Blue Oyster Cult video. Funny stuff.

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