Trickery Generally Comes with a Smile

allen krause inauguration day.jpgBefore you put all your faith in that pretty little sheep who wants to walk you home, perhaps you should ask for a closer look at its teeth… ‘cuz they might just eat you… as may the fledgling accusations of my vitriolic and oft misguided colleague, Mr. Allen Krause, who yesterday painted me as the type of man who joyously spreads inaccurate information throughout the interwebs, with no regard for reason.

Well, phooey, ‘cuz that’s a load of crap and everyone knows it.

Believe me, I spent almost 15 minutes researching the many reasons why the 2010 Tigers are more than set to stink up the AL Central.  If Mr. Krause cannot accept the brutal truth because he is blinded by his unmatched loyalty to the stylized “D”, then that is on him.

But I don’t think it’s fair to twist words and trick the masses as he did with this proclamation which aimed to maim my original point:

“Are the Tigers worse off than the White Sox, Indians, Royals or even the Twins?  No.”

Ah ha!  Did you catch that?  He asked (then answered in the negative) if the Tigers were worse off than all of the other teams in the division.  While in actuality, we all know it only takes one or two teams to be better than the Tigers to see their season sunk; and I assure you, dear readers, the White Sox and Twins will both rest well on top of the Tigers this season.

Come on now, Al, did you really think I’d let you get away with that?

Such lame and smile-stamped trickery is reminiscent of one Bill O’Reilly announcing to the world that he is writing a new book on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln — a fresh history book that will take the reader “into Ford’s Theater and into the mind of Lincoln’s assassin, John
Wilkes Booth, and on the manhunt to find and bring to justice the
killer of one our greatest presidents.”

Of course, in the same misleading vein as Mr. Krause above, Mr. O’Reilly fails to remind us that that book has already been written… quite well actually… by James L. Swanson.

I imagine O’Reilly could only muck it up.

Hate me.  I don’t care.  Just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.




  1. xcicix

    “Manhunt” was not a good book. Swanson’s style didn’t agree with me, and he was kinda condescending. That said, I don’t think an O’Reilly version would be much better.
    So why exactly will the White Sox be better than the Tigers? Jake Peavy?

  2. TribeTed

    Hmmm.. The Tigers. Well, their gonna be better than the Indians…. definitely. They look like they are gonna get the Sox. But those Twinkies,… yes those Twinkies have it.

    it looks like you took a low blow at Allen on that one, but who cares it’s the offseason… still.

  3. redstatebluestate

    Cici — I have to disagree with you there on the Swanson book. I’ve been a Lincolnphile my whole life, and that book (though not much about Lincoln himself) was not only a fast paced, informative read, but I learned all kinds of new things in the process. The Sox? Peavy for one, Buehrle, Danks, Floyd as well. That’s a great starting four, their bullpen is solid and they have a balanced lineup. You’ll see.
    Ted — It’s gonna be the Twins and Sox. The Indians should be fun if they bring up all those prospects, but I don’t think they’ll be at the top.

  4. redstatebluestate

    Jane — Ok, if you say so… then I guess we have to look out for the Royals too (Greinke) 🙂

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