Sidney Ponson: SOBER!!!

At the end of last week’s thrilling Filibuster, I asked (as usual) for more dear reader questions… and — if possible — pictures of journeyman screw-up Sidney Ponson not under the influence.

Hilarious, I know.

Hilarious because, indeed, it was just a throw-away quip… a nonsensical one-off… a friggin’ jape.

But boy was I surprised when our inbox actually received a picture of Sidney which shows him to be in complete control of his own cognizance.

sidneyandme.jpgSpecial thanks to Mary Retallick (pictured right, whom you can often find on Gateway Redbirds Forum) for sending this to our attention… and special, special thanks to you, Mary, for sending it with the subject line: Picture of Sidney Ponson sober.

‘Cuz that is funny.

Not only do you “get it”, you also got us, making us full-fledged believers in other mythical creatures like Bigfoot, Skunk Ape and a well-spoken G.W. Bush.

And to a man (that’s you, Sidney) more accustomed to hearing the words “designated for assignment” than “we would like to offer you a contract extension”, this post is most assuredly a sign of better things to come.

Yeah.  You got me.  I’m totally lying.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right, Sidney.





  1. mary1966

    That’s me and I’m wearing the Rangers hat because I wanted to get Sidney’s attention. I actually am a Cardinals fan, and I got Sidney to autograph a Cardinals jersey of his on this day.

  2. redstatebluestate

    Julia — Indeed. Glad for it.
    Mary — Thanks again. I have no doubt when it comes to your Cardinals loyalty. Every once in a while I show up at Comiskey with a Sox hat on. Ain’t no thang.

  3. flairforthedramatic

    Lmao.. oh, I have a filibuster for ya:
    A sober Sidney Ponson can only mean one thing.. The guy must’ve discovered another substance to abuse, evidently one that gives the public the illusion he’s a moderate man while not enhancing his performance [not just because it’s illegal but because, after all, failure is the one thing he can accomplish at any level of intoxication]. Is RSBS aware of his alternative to the booze? If so, did he receive it from a certain former Texas teammate that sure as hell had me fooled into thinking he sobered up [until the photographic evidence emerged]?
    P.S. Boy, he looks like Seth Rogan..
    – V [ ]

  4. devilabrit

    Congrats to Mary for getting the picture, amazing Jeff, you actually have readers who will do anything to get a scoop for you…can’t belive she wore the hat, that’d almost be like you wearing a Tigers hat to get a story…
    Outside the Phillies Looking In

  5. redstatebluestate

    Ginny — Cardinals fan, White Sox supporter. That’s how I roll. (Plus, I live a few blocks from Comiskey).
    V — Nice. We’ll get to that. For sure. No worries. It is a bit bothersome, eh?
    Peter — Well, I don’t know if it’s THAT crazy, but you certainly do make a point. PS, how you liking Lidge these days?

  6. devilabrit

    Jeff- Lidge is like a the after effects of a heavy drinking session, sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn’t, most of all you regret it the next day…

  7. redstatebluestate

    William — Sorry, didn’t forget ya man. You are right though. Had to get the word out.
    Peter — I couldn’t have said it better myself. Special Brad Lidge treat comin’ for ya tomorrow (Monday).
    Lisa — That’s our goal =EDUMACATE.

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