Stuff a (Bloody) Sock in it

In what will continue to be, at least until he dons pinstripes and starts campaigning for Cotton Eye Joe for City Council, a source of sports-related political embarrassment), Curt Schilling has just spent time out on the trail telling us all how John McCain reminds us of his Red Sox.  And how Barack Obama is "more of a Derek Jeter than an A-Rod".  I am still trying to figure out what this means –  Barack is a bigger winner?  He can't go to his left (as if!)? He's hooking up with a Minka and not Madonna?  Is he really trying to dissuade us from supporting the Big O?

Anyhow, Curt can vote for anyone he wants, as we all surely should – we begrudge nobody their choice, however much we disagree with it.  So tomorrow we're hitting the road and heading to Pennsylvania in support of our chosen candidate — we're no bandwagon jumpers by saying that we're proud to be on Jimmy Rollins' team for this one.

Get out and vote.

36 comments… add one

  • We roll with JRoll.
    Get out there and vote.

    YF November 3, 2008, 10:25 pm
  • Rock the vote indeed. Schilling’s shilling isnt gonna do much this year..

    Sam-YF November 3, 2008, 10:58 pm
  • Prediction:
    Obama 396, McCain 142
    Obama 52%, McCain 45%
    A major landslide. We’ll know it’s over within 90 minutes of the East Coast polls closing, when Virginia is caled for Obama and Georgia is too close to call.

    Paul SF November 3, 2008, 11:27 pm
  • Paul, this may be the first prediction we have ever agreed on!

    Sam-YF November 3, 2008, 11:30 pm
  • Bloody Sock’s endorsement of McCain would be enough to convince me to vote for Obama if I hadn’t figured that out on my own already.
    But seriously, vote.

    nettles November 3, 2008, 11:36 pm
  • > Barack Obama is “more of a Derek Jeter than an A-Rod”
    What a horribly awkward, clumsy and pointless allusion. And totally awesome. Let’s run with it.
    “John McCain is more of a David Eckstein than an Erstad.”
    “Sarah Palin is more of a Susan Lucci than a Sally Fields.”
    “Wonder bread is more of a packing material than a Joe Biden.”
    “When talking about a non-white person that threatens my political posture I sure do feel insightful by framing him in terms of two other non-white people that happen to play for a team that my remaining fanbase hates.”
    Fun.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 1:15 am
  • Voted.
    Though I feel it does very little to stop the festering blister of huge government getting ready to run every aspect of our lives.

    Brad November 4, 2008, 10:07 am
  • Yeah, I voted absentee ballot two months ago. The lines are horrible here in Norfolk though. I pity anyone who has to wait 5+ hours.
    What I don’t like is how both sides try to make everyone feel that the other side is pure evil. McCain used to be loved by Democrats because he was willing to cross party lines, especially during Clinton’s terms. I disagree with his policies on Iraq, and I’m not a fan of Palin, but aside from that I support the fiscal ideas of slashing funding like crazy. He’s been anti pork-barrel spending for 20+ years and it would be nice to see him vetoing any bill that includes wasteful spending.
    Obama has the country’s best interests in mind, and even if I disagree with some of his stances I’m willing to respect him for that. McCain has the country’s best interests in mind too, and I hope many Democrats will respect that as well. This election is much better than in 2000 or 2004, where our only choices were Shitty or Shittier. Both of these candidates have great ideas and the determination to get them done, and the next four years will be exciting.
    And btw, Virginia won’t go Democrat. Just throwing out my prediction now ;-) I think the election will be a lot closer than anyone thinks, but ultimately I believe Obama will win Penn and Ohio.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 11:57 am
  • So to sum it all up: polarization is bad. We need a budget surplus, and both candidates have ideas on how to get there. I would prefer to achieve that by decreasing government spending immensely, but if Obama gets there by raising taxes I’m ultimately happy too.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 12:04 pm
  • I agree with Atheose, it’s amazing how much of bi-partisan darling McCain was just eight years ago, how did he become Bush 2.0?
    The Republican party leadership openly detested him for years, even as recently as two years ago.
    Campaigns are crazy like that.
    I honestly like both candidates and would be happy with both.
    I think Obama is going to win and I think that’s terrific, we just need a change and somebody that people can get behind.
    However, if he doesn’t win, I won’t be that upset with McCain, unless he dies in office of course.
    If Obama does lose, I will be upset with the country because I fear it will have come down to race for some ignorant voters, voters who may have been lying to pollsters for a long time.

    LocklandSF November 4, 2008, 12:07 pm
  • Indeed Lockland, as a Republican I’m disappointed to see our party come down to religion/abortion. I’m pro choice and don’t give a sh*t about religion (separate but equal please, just like Tommy wanted!), and have voted Republican because I firmly stand behind the ideas of responsible spending and low taxes. The Republican party has a lot of rebuilding to do after this election.
    If anyone hasn’t seen it, check out the videos of McCain roasting Obama and Obama roasting McCain at a charity dinner. Both candidates are HILARIOUS, making fun of each other and themselves. It’s a must-watch, no matter which site you vote for.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 12:18 pm
  • I’ve always been an independent because I despise the two party system. I hate both parties, so much that is so wrong with both, I don’t even know where to start.

    LocklandSF November 4, 2008, 12:42 pm
  • Agreed Lockland–I consider myself slightly libertarian and would vote for Bob Barr if he had any chance.
    I wish we would institute the tiered election system that France has: there’s one general election with many candidates, and then after that election they take the top 2 and do another vote. This way people could vote for who they REALLY want, and then vote for the next best thing if their top choice doesn’t win. This way people wouldn’t be “throwing their vote away” by voting for Nader instead of Gore.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 12:45 pm
  • Sports Illustrated reporting the Yanks are offering Sabathia 137.5 mil over 6 years, almost 23 million per year.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 12:50 pm
  • Err, they’re going to offer*. Haven’t done it yet obviously.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 12:51 pm
  • The way our election system is set up, it ensures that which ever party wins, they must be slaves to their corporate masters for the 4 years they hold the presidency. Without the corporate masters, neither party can get their candidate elected.
    I’m sure somebody is going to say, “Oh no, not my party/candidate!”
    Yeah, right, they are, trust me, it’s just different industries.

    LocklandSF November 4, 2008, 12:57 pm
  • Just finished my ballot. The toughest decisions for me were a bond measure on zoo funding, and a bond measure on community college funding. Seemed like they could have combined the two.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 1:55 pm
  • how did he become Bush 2.0?
    Probably around the time he hired a Karl Rove protege to run his campaign. I’ve never been so disappointed by a presidential candidate.

    Paul SF November 4, 2008, 1:55 pm
  • > I’ve never been so disappointed by a presidential candidate.
    Seconded.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 2:50 pm
  • The toughest decisions for me were a bond measure on zoo funding, and a bond measure on community college funding. Seemed like they could have combined the two.
    Ahahaha!

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 3:07 pm
  • I’m certainly disappointed with the way he ran his campaign and his selection for VP, agreed.
    I still think he was a solid candidate though and he would have been more like his old self if he had been president.
    Another reason I hate the two party system, the candidate MUST tow the party line in order to even have a chance at the nomination and get the extremists on either side to come out and vote.

    LocklandSF November 4, 2008, 3:15 pm
  • Wow Lock, already giving him the W? That worked so well for Gore, hopefully it works just as well this time around.
    It seems as if Brad and I are in the minority here, so I will stay hidden until it’s all over. I enjoy arguing my baseball stance, not so much my political stance.

    John - YF November 4, 2008, 3:30 pm
  • John, I’m there with you too!
    We’ve seen it happen in 2000 and 2004–polls show the Democratic candidate close or ahead, but on voting day people don’t get out and vote. Specifically with people aged 18-30; they get excited about politics and get interested, but when it comes time to vote they’re bored. This year may be different (since there are indeed record turnouts), but we’ll see. Like I said I think it will be closer than people think, and Virginia will stay red.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • George Bush and his appointees just bought Banks John/Brad.
    Just saying…

    walein November 4, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • Well, I really do like McCain, so I would love for him to win (and stay alive for the next four years at least), but I don’t have a good feeling for him.
    I legitimately will be happy with either.

    LocklandSF November 4, 2008, 3:43 pm
  • > I enjoy arguing my baseball stance, not so much my political stance.
    I like to crowd the plate and dare the pitcher to come inside.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 3:44 pm
  • ..or candidate, as it were.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 3:45 pm
  • not.looking.good.

    Brad November 4, 2008, 4:32 pm
  • It’s official. Brad and I do not agree on anything.

    Nick-YF November 4, 2008, 5:11 pm
  • I wonder that delays at polling locations due to the overwhelming interest in voting in the presidential election will result in a lack of availability for participation in election for local offices and measures.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 5:19 pm
  • hahah.
    I wouldn’t say that. We have agreed on quite a bit this year. Less the Beckett and future leader of the free world debates, we seem to have fallen on the same side of the fence most of this year.
    It just seems that this year, you’ve come out on top of both topics! ha.

    Brad November 4, 2008, 5:21 pm
  • excellent point, AG. That’s exactly what my alderman is hoping for. ha.

    Brad November 4, 2008, 5:23 pm
  • I miss baseball.

    Brad November 4, 2008, 5:23 pm
  • > I miss baseball.
    me2.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2008, 5:47 pm
  • “When talking about a non-white person that threatens my political posture I sure do feel insightful by framing him in terms of two other non-white people that happen to play for a team that my remaining fanbase hates.”
    For what it’s worth, Obama and Jeter are both equally white and non-white.

    Atheose November 4, 2008, 6:43 pm
  • > For what it’s worth, Obama and Jeter are both equally white and non-white.
    For what it’s worth, the non-white part hasn’t as a rule been afforded the “equally”.

    attackgerbil November 5, 2008, 1:32 am

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