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Give 'Em Some Stankeye is a blog that just started, and hit the ground running. John Ryder is the giver of Stankeye, and should you cross him, I believe you will be the receiver of Stankeye.
Stankeye. Rich Aurilia was one of the best at giving a pitcher the stankeye, 'specially after a high, tight one that knocked Richie to the ground. Richie would get up, dust himself off, refasten those damned batting gloves of his for the 112,622nd time in the at-bat while glaring lasers at the pitcher, and again assume his batting stance somehow managing to look just like a set, ticking bomb under the 1:00 mark. Dangerous, in a word. Kruk likes to say Richie's batting average after getting knocked down by a pitch was something like .800.
But I digress. Give 'Em Some Stankeye is written in this fine tradition, and it's good. I am still trying to figure out if John really does like A.J. Pierzynski, though, and if he actually does, whether or not I should try and give him the stankeye because of it.
Only Baseball Matters is a well-established blog, written by John Perricone. He is an impassioned writer, which I suppose we all are, but he seems a bit better at articulating his arguments than most. Read his articles on steroids and you'll see what I mean. And before you roll your eyes at more steroids articles, listen to my main point -- John not only makes clear, concise points about the issue, but manages to make it fresh and interesting despite all the glut of steroid-related articles out there. It really is a good indication of his talent.
Did I just get through an entire paragraph without making a wisecrack?